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Many drivers left in disbelief as snow falls in May

BLANDFORD, Mass. (WWLP) – Winter weather in May made for a difficult commute this Mother’s Day. Many drivers who hit the roads Sunday were surprised to see snow in Blandford, adding stress to one of the busiest traffic days of the year.

Tropical Cyclone “Ann” moving toward northern Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone “Ann” remains Category 1 and continues moving WNW toward northern Queensland. The cyclone is expected to cross the northeast tropical coast of Queensland on Wednesday morning (LT), May 15, 2019, most likely as a category 1 system.


Record May rainfall in Paris, France

Almost an entire monthly average of rainfall fell on French capital Paris from Friday to Saturday, May 10 into 11, 2019.

Deadly blizzard sweeps through Mongolia

At least 4 people have been killed after a severe blizzard swept the province of Umnugovi, southern Mongolia on May 11 and 12, 2019. Heavy snowfall has also affected several other Mongolian provinces, including Tuv, Dundgovi and Uvurkhangai.

Extremely heavy rain hits Yonaguni, Okinawa, Japan – 367 mm (14.4 inches) in 6 hours

A stationary front dumped extremely heavy rain on the island Yonugani, Japan’s southernmost province of Okinawa on Monday, May 13, 2019. An evacuation advisory was issued for the entire island.

Tropical Cyclone “Fani” death toll hits 64, now the deadliest cyclone since 1999 Super Cyclone, India

The death toll caused by Tropical Cyclone “Fani” which made landfall May 3, 2019, in the Indian state of Odisha rose to 64, government sources confirmed Sunday, May 13. This made it the deadliest cyclone to hit India since 1999 Super Cyclone.

Eruption at Mount Agung ejects ash up to 5.5 km a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red

Indonesian Mount Agung experienced another moderately strong eruption at 14:29 UTC on May 12, 2019, ejecting volcanic ash up to 5.5 km (18 000 feet) above sea level.


Does NASA’s Latest Study Confirm Global Warming?

A breakdown of several climate datasets, appearing below in degrees centigrade per decade, indicates there are significant discrepancies in estimated climate trends:

  • AIRS: +0.24 (from the 2019 Susskind et al. study)
  • GISTEMP: +0.22
  • ECMWF: +0.20
  • RSS LT: +0.20
  • Cowtan & Way: +0.19
  • UAH LT: +0.18
  • HadCRUT4: +0.17

Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit New High at 415 PPM – Highest in Human History

The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere hit a new milestone Friday after instruments at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii showed the greenhouse gas levels surpassed 415 parts per million.

Dow ends the day down 618 points after dramatic day of losses

The escalation in trade tensions between the U.S. and China wiped more than $1 trillion from global markets in just one day.

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Ontario: It was warmer in February than it is now

Signs of wet snow, a raw east wind and temperatures no where close to breaking the double digit mark. This early week weather is much more reminiscent of the winter season than where we should be sitting for mid-May. In fact, there were actually NINE days this winter that saw warmer temperatures than what’s forecast in parts of southern Ontario on Monday. More on this “phenomenally cold” statistic, plus a look at if there are any signs of hope (or warming) for the May long weekend, below.

  • Rain continues throughout southern Ontario on Monday before gradually easing through the day on Tuesday
  • Raw easterly wind keeps temperatures well below seasonal values to kick off the work week
  • Cooler than normal temperatures expected as we head into the start of the long weekend on Friday
  • Latest watches and warnings



Hail world records: the biggest, heaviest, and deadliest hail

Imagine a melon-sized chunk of ice falling out of the sky? Punching a hole in your car windshield? Your roof? Breaking bone?

Hail is one of the biggest hazards with severe thunderstorms – while it is usually small, and relatively harmless, it may grow to tennis ball sized or even larger. It may cause severe damage, injuries and in extreme cases even death.

May Nor’easter to Bring Chilly Rain, High-Terrain Snow to Northeast Through Tuesday

At a Glance

  • A weak nor’easter will impact the Northeast early this week.
  • Rain and below-average temperatures will grip the region.
  • Snow is expected in the higher terrain.

A May nor’easter will bring rain, wind and even some high-terrain snow to the Northeast early this week, piling on to what has already been a miserable start to spring for parts of the region.

There is a rather vigorous southward plunge of the jet stream moving into the Northeast, which will help to generate an area of low pressure with onshore northeasterly winds along the coast Monday through Tuesday. Gusty northeasterly winds are the sole requirement for an East Coast low-pressure system to be classified as a nor’easter, no matter how strong or weak the system becomes.

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