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New York State (1930)
Great early snow leeward of lakes Erie and Ontario; 48 inches deep just south of Buffalo. A total of 47 inches measured at Gouverneru east of Lake Ontario.

Salt Lake City, UT (1984)
18.4 inches of snow (most in 24 hours since 1884).

Phillipines (1985)
Typhoon Dot slammed into the central Phillipines; one of the strongest storms in years, Dot brought winds with gusts to 130 mph.

Via Accuweather

Leadership fail.

The savage heat waves that struck Australia in 2013 were almost certainly a direct consequence of the human release of greenhouse gases, researchers said Monday. It is perhaps the most definitive statement climate scientists have made that ties a specific weather event to global warming.

Five groups of researchers, using distinct methods, analyzed the heat that baked Australia for much of last year and continued into 2014, shutting down the Australian Open tennis tournament at one point in January. All five came to the conclusion that last year’s heat waves could not have been as severe without the long-term climatic warming caused by human activity.

“When we look at the heat across the whole of Australia and the whole 12 months of 2013, we can say that this was virtually impossible without climate change,” said David Karoly, a climate scientist at the University of Melbourne who led one research team.

One of the most direct and definitive statements from climate scientists to date. More here.

Kids debate: “sprinkling” or “raining”?

Mesmerizing planes avoid thunderstorm-strikes at the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta-Hartsfield. The planes fly around the storm clouds to land safely. Must see.

Amazing (yes really!) to watch what happens when thunderstorms strike the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta-Hartsfield. The planes fly around the storm clouds to land safely. Must see.

Incredible freak hail storm in Novosibirsk, Russia. It gets worse every second.

Big storm blew by my office today.

Good read on how data and climate models impact traditional weather forecasting.

Tropical Storm Arthur. Might flip to a hurricane tomorrow. Via The Vane and NOAA Hurricane Center.

Dangerous derecho, a powerful type of rain storm, knocked out power for hundreds of thousands in the mid-west. Storm is over Chicago now. The Vane reports hundreds of thousands lost power, but I cannot confirm this.