Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event started over the weekend

Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event started over the weekend

A Sudden Stratospheric Warming event started over the weekend in association with a significant weakening or reversal of westerly winds circulating around the North Pole — between 10 and 50 km (6 – 31 miles) above the ground — the stratospheric polar vortex. …

‘Brutal’ freezing November temperatures spread across northeast Russia

‘Brutal’ freezing November temperatures spread across northeast Russia

An intense Arctic outbreak has developed over Russia, resulting in below-freezing temperatures in mid and late November, with Verhojansk station reporting a numbing -54 °C (-65.2 °F) on Tuesday, November 26, 2019. Although such temperatures are nothing new…

Very rare snowfall and record lows hit French Mediterranean island of Corsica

Very rare snowfall and record lows hit French Mediterranean island of Corsica

Residents of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica woke up this week to unusually heavy snow and record low temperatures. Up to 30 cm (11.81 inches) of snow was reported up in the mountain stations on May 15, 2019 and up to 25 cm (9.84 inches) on the Vizzavona…

Surprise snowstorm leaves 30 people with hypothermia, France

Surprise snowstorm leaves 30 people with hypothermia, France

At least 30 people were treated for hypothermia in France over the weekend after they were caught in what media described as 'surprising' and 'unexpected' snowstorm. As reported by the AFP, around 10 000 people were attending unauthorized Teknival…

January 2013 arctic outbreak in North America

January 2013 arctic outbreak in North America

At the start of 2013, temperature change occurred high in the atmosphere over the Arctic Circle, which caused an arctic outbreak in North America during the middle of January. In some places the air just north of the Great Lakes was colder than that over the North