The Polar Vortex Is Back … In The Middle Of July – N. Dakota: Hailstones As Big As Softballs – International Climate Skeptics Gather In Las Vegas

The Polar Vortex Is Back… In The Middle Of July (ZeroHedge, July 10, 2014):

But just to make sure that the abysmal Q1 GDP which has now spilled over into Q2 and will likely see the US economy growing in the mid-2% range, has a sufficiently broad “excuse” in the third quarter of the year, here comes – in the middle of July the polar vortex 2.0.  As WaPo reports, “However you choose to refer to the looming weather pattern, unseasonably chilly air is headed for parts of the northern and northeastern U.S at the height of summer early next week.”

Hailstones as big as softballs (Ice Age Now, July 7, 2014):

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CNN: 45 ft. waves off Japan coast from massive typhoon — Storm Chaser: “Biggest I’ve ever seen… absolutely overwhelming” — Official: “Rains on an unseen scale” — “High danger of landslides” — Record rainfall up to 16 inches already — Astronaut: “Neoguri has been literally cut in half… Unreal” (VIDEO)

CNN: 45 ft. waves off Japan coast from massive typhoon — Storm Chaser: “Biggest I’ve ever seen… absolutely overwhelming” — Official: “Rains on an unseen scale” — “High danger of landslides” — Record rainfall up to 16 inches already — Astronaut: “Neoguri has been literally cut in half… Unreal” (VIDEO) (ENENews, July 9, 2014):

Weather Channel, July 9, 2014: […] torrential rains have moved in with feeder bands in the wake of Neoguri’s passage. Rainfall totals of 13 to 16 inches were reported at several locations on [Okinawa] as of 7:40 a.m. local time Wednesday.

Japan Times, July 9, 2014: Authorities warned of record rainfall in Okinawa as some rivers overflowed.

Read moreCNN: 45 ft. waves off Japan coast from massive typhoon — Storm Chaser: “Biggest I’ve ever seen… absolutely overwhelming” — Official: “Rains on an unseen scale” — “High danger of landslides” — Record rainfall up to 16 inches already — Astronaut: “Neoguri has been literally cut in half… Unreal” (VIDEO)

Record Snowfall In Japan Kills 12, Disrupts Power And Transport

Record snowfall in Japan kills 12, disrupts power and transport (RT, Feb 15, 2014):

The heaviest snowfall in decades has left 12 dead and more than 1,500 injured across Japan, local media reported on Sunday. The snow has paralyzed the public transport system and left hundreds of thousands without electricity.

One person died in a snow-related traffic accident in the city of Shizuoka located south of the capital Tokyo early on Saturday, police said. Another two people died in car crashes caused by snow in Shiga central Japan and Oita in the south western part of the archipelago on Friday, according to Kyodo news agency.

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Second Storm Hitting U.S. Northeast Halts Planes, Schools

Second Storm Hitting Northeast Halts Planes, Schools (Bloomberg, Feb 5, 2014):

A second winter storm this week swept into the U.S. Northeast, grounding more than 2,000 planes, closing schools and threatening power lines. A third system is expected in about four days.

Freezing rain was falling in New York as of 5:51 a.m local time and the city may get as much as 2 inches (5 centimeters) of snow and sleet, according to the National Weather Service. Light snow was falling in Boston, with as much as 9 inches forecast for the city today.

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Europe In Grips Of Exceptionally Bad Weather

Europe in grips of exceptionally bad weather

Europe in grips of exceptionally bad weather (PressTV, Feb 1, 2014):

Heavy rain and snow have created chaotic conditions in parts of Europe, namely Italy, France, Serbia, and Romania.

Areas of Italy and France have been placed on flood alert.

Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate their homes in the Italian city of Pisa. France’s Atlantic coast is also expected to witness flooding.

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January Was England’s Wettest Winter Month In Almost 250 years

Last month’s seasonal total was higher than any since 1767 and three times the average level

Flooding beside the River Avon in Bristol.
Flooding beside the River Avon in central Bristol on 1 February. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA

January was England’s wettest winter month in almost 250 years (Guardian, Feb 1, 2014):

The deluge that has engulfed southern and central England in recent weeks is the worst winter downpour in almost 250 years, according to figures from the world’s longest-running weather station.

The rainfall measured at the historic Radcliffe Meteorological Station at Oxford University in January was greater than for any winter month since daily recording began there in 1767, and three times the average amount.

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Niagara Falls Frozen (Photos) – ‘Don’t Flush Your Toilets’ Mayor Says As Ohio Water Supply Freezes

“Don’t Flush Your Toilets” Mayor Says As Ohio Water Supply Freezes; Niagara Falls Frozen (ZeroHedge, Jan 9, 2014):

The nation may be slowly thawing from its deep freeze “polar vortex”, but that is no comfort for tens of thousands of Ohians, whose water supply has literally frozen in the past day after the valves at the Avon Lake Municipal Utility plant were planted in ice, dramatically lowering the supply of water. NBC reports that “tens of thousands of customers in several counties in Ohio are facing a dramatic water shortage after the intake valves at a key plant that draws water from Lake Erie apparently froze amid the wild winter weather.” As a result, the mayor of Avon had a modest proposal as a response to the caticestrophy: don’t flush your toilets. At least there is toilet paper, which is more than Venezuela, and its 480% returning in 2013 stock market can say.

From NBC:

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Canada: It Was So Cold, The Ground Exploded

It Was So Cold in Canada, the Ground Exploded (Gizmodo, Jan 7, 2014):

Even before the polar vortex put large swathes of the US into a deep freeze, subzero temperatures in Canada were causing frost quakes. A few nights ago, residents around Ontario woke up to mysterious booms—like an explosion or falling tree. Turns it was just the cold.

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Polar vortex: temperatures drop below freezing in all 50 US states

Polar vortex: temperatures drop below freezing in all 50 US states (Guardian, Jan 7, 2014):

Temperatures in all 50 US states dipped below freezing on Tuesday in a rare nationwide chill that will keep a grip on much of the country for at least another day, with cutting winds and blizzards posing the most danger.

Florida, a state that normally basks in its reputation as a warm winter escape, experienced unusually low temperatures. In the midwest, northeast and eastern Canada, it was dangerous to venture outside. At some point on Tuesday, at least one location in each of the 50 US states recorded temperatures below freezing, with the highest point on Hawaii, Mauna Kea, recording a temperature of 21F (-6C).

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