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02 Jul 2021 01:28

Just heard that 90% of the town of Lytton, BC is destroyed :(  Lots of big wildfires in Western Canada, and the pyrocumulus clouds which are created during intense fires have been creating firestorms on an epic scale, according to meteorologists in the area, on a scale never seen before.  Thousands of lightning strikes every second!
 
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02 Jul 2021 03:10

It's going to be pretty hot on Sunday even at 66 degrees north in Norway.  The national record is 35.7C, which will probably stand, and the local record for this place is 35.0C.  This is the forecast for Mosjøen:
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20 Jul 2021 17:48

This fire and smoke season is --(unsurprisingly given the state of the drought)-- terrible. It's not even August yet!

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22 Jul 2021 06:40

The smoke has made it to the east coast, it's even near ground level and the sun and moon looked red yesterday!
 
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22 Jul 2021 07:59

Because there are lots of fires all across Canada, not just the west coast of the U.S. Particularly Saskatchewan and northwest Ontario.

Canada/upper U.S. fires

Edit: Ah... there we go, that link works...
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26 Jul 2021 05:54

and probably BC too with that record 120F/50C plus heat!
 
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08 Sep 2021 12:05

I am sure you have heard of the recent historic flooding in the NYC area?  Broke two hourly rainfall records that have stood for over 150 years....within 11 days of each other!  Schools without air conditioning are in trouble because they promote the growth of mold and so haven't been able to open yet.  I should've posted about this extremely unusual weather here in the weather thread come to think of it.  We had over 10 inches of rain in consecutive months and a large EF3 tornado (150 mph) that was like something you would see in the middle of the country which demolished a dairy farm and killed over 100 cows and demolished over two dozen homes.  Over 50 people died with the latest extreme flooding event and entire stadiums were filled with rain, a sight I have never seen before.  We had two 1/500 year events within 11 days, with one dumping 9 inches of rain and the other one dumping 8 inches of rain (2 inches per hour with the first one and close to 3.5 inches an hour with the second one!)  These have become so common lately, the state record was set right here on Long Island when 14 inches of rain fell in 2.5 hours.  A similar total fell in NJ with the latest event.
 
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09 Sep 2021 05:20

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Source of the post Broke two hourly rainfall records that have stood for over 150 years

Surely hourly rainfall hasn't been measured for 150 years?
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midtskogen wrote:
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Source of the post Broke two hourly rainfall records that have stood for over 150 years

Surely hourly rainfall hasn't been measured for 150 years?

NYC Central Park the records go back to 1869, so it's roughly 150.
 
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<snip> (I accidentally double posted, this post should be deleted, actual reply below)
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09 Sep 2021 10:23

A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post NYC Central Park the records go back to 1869, so it's roughly 150.

Do you really think that they checked the rain gauge every hour around the clock back in the 1800's?  Precipitation intensity was very rarely recorded before electronic sensors, which have been deployed for the last few decades only.

I tried to check how far the hourly records go back.  Apparently they go back to 1943.  I don't know how complete that record is, but if it's complete, that's pretty impressive.  In any case, that would be 78 years, not 152.
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midtskogen wrote:
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Source of the post NYC Central Park the records go back to 1869, so it's roughly 150.

Do you really think that they checked the rain gauge every hour around the clock back in the 1800's?  Precipitation intensity was very rarely recorded before electronic sensors, which have been deployed for the last few decades only.

I tried to check how far the hourly records go back.  Apparently they go back to 1943.  I don't know how complete that record is, but if it's complete, that's pretty impressive.  In any case, that would be 78 years, not 152.

No idea, but some of the previous records are from that time.  I'll have to recheck but 1903 holds the previous all time record and amongst the top 5, I think 3 of them are from before 1910.  I think those old records are 24 hour records though.....here is what I found

https://nbc-2.com/news/2021/08/23/henri ... york-city/

This was from the storm before this one, it broke a daily record set in 1888.  So the daily records go back to 1868

This one is for hourly records, which look like they started in 1943

https://www.statista.com/chart/25690/ne ... l-records/

It looks like both daily and hourly records were broken but the hourly records only go back to half the length the daily records go back to.
 
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10 Sep 2021 13:49

asked your question on that forum, here was the response:

1943 on a regular basis [for hourly records], but physical records go back as far as 1889 [for hourly records], with a few missing months. Daily records go back to 1869.
 
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24 Oct 2021 01:20

Currently watching what may be the deepest low ever recorded this close to the coast in the Pacific Northwest. It is currently about 950 hPa and still intensifying rapidly, with models in good agreement for a minimum pressure of around 943 hPa. The previous record was 950 hPa in 1981.

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By pressure this would be equivalent to about a category 3 Atlantic hurricane, but because the storm is so spread out, the top sustained winds aren't as impressive -- only around 70mph (110kph). Other good news is the region of strongest winds is mostly staying offshore, and the low will weaken rapidly before it hits Vancouver Island. What is impressive though are the wave heights -- up to 45 ft (14 m) in the open ocean, and 30 ft (9 m) along the coast. Lots of rain and snow for the mountains, too. :)

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