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Invest 90L – No Winter for Soutnern US?
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Invest 90L – No Winter for Soutnern US?

                  Locally there were a few isolated interesting weather events of the past couple of weeks, a few severe thunderstorms in the northern parts, flooding in the Eastern Cape and heat waves in the Western Cape, but I’d like to focus this article on the United States… For those who have not been following international weather, there has been a somewhat global lack of winter over the past few months, the United States and Europe were places that were most noticeably affected by the lack of winter, more in particular the United Kingdom and the southern U.S states.…

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Hurricane Patricia Sets World Records
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Hurricane Patricia Sets World Records

While the Atlantic remains quiet, Hurricane Patricia in the Eastern Pacific has become the strongest ever hurricane within the basin, with latest official measurements at 185mph (sustained surface winds), with higher gusts and a central pressure of 892mb (Recon data showed flight level winds of 179kt measured).…

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Another Cape Town Mammatus Cloud Event

Above are some images taken from my cellphone this morning, 10 July 2009. There was a brief and unexpected period of mammatus clouds which formed at around 12:15pm and lasted only around 10 minutes. The cause for the mammatus clouds was a cut-off low approaching the Western Cape from the West-South-West, this cut off low was creating instability and altocumulus were present along with some cumulonimbus.…

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El Nino Potential For 2015
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El Nino Potential For 2015

As the Climate.gov site addressed in their recent El Niño update article titled “Déjà Vu: El Niño Take Two”, (which I highly recommend reading) it appears as though El Niño is once again forecast this year. For those who were following the tropics or general global weather in detail last year, the early ENSO updates were calling for a moderate to potentially strong El Niño event through the summer (northern hemisphere) months of 2014.…

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