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The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.
The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.

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Weird Coastal El Nino Clobbers Peru: 80 Killed, $1.4 Billion in Damage
The world?s costliest flood disaster of 2017 is still unfolding across parts of coastal Peru, where extreme rainfall atop normally dry terrain has led to episodes of major flooding over the last few weeks. More than 110,000 people have been displaced by flooding since December, according to Reuters, and more than 80 deaths have been reported.

The death toll makes the floods of 2017 Peru?s deadliest floods since 2009 - 2010, when 158 people died in flo...<br /><a href="http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3586">Read More</a>
A Prolonged Series of Severe Threats?But How Severe?
As storm systems sweep across the country over the next week in classic late-March fashion, we can expect near-daily doses of severe weather over parts of the south-central and southeast United States. A parade of moderately strong upper-level lows will be pulling in a steady stream of warm and moderately moist air from the Gulf of Mexico. Most of the resulting severe weather will plow through the regions most favored for stormy conditions in early spring, from Texa...<br /><a href="http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3585">Read More</a>
It?s Time to Give Air Quality the Attention It Deserves
Each day of every year, a quiet disaster unfolds in households and hospitals across the world. More than 10,000 lives are lost worldwide every 24 hours as a direct or indirect consequence of poor air quality. Bad air takes its toll quietly, with no need for the oversized drama of a hurricane or tornado. Sometimes air quality becomes so dangerous that it can?t be ignored. Much of the time, though, dangerous air goes about its dirty work with little attention from p...<br /><a href="http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3584">Read More</a>
The Extreme Temperature Index: Identifying Which Records are Most Significant
Our guest author today on Category 6 is Guy Walton, an independent meteorologist in Atlanta who spent more than 30 years as a forecaster at The Weather Channel. For more than a decade, Guy has kept detailed records on U.S. daily, monthly, and all-time record high and low temperatures across the United States. His efforts helped lead to NOAA?s establishment of its U.S. Records site. In 2009, Guy coauthored a high-profile paper in Geophysical Research Letters with l...<br /><a href="http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3583">Read More</a>
Tornado Risk Amping Up This Week and Beyond
Spring began in the Northern Hemisphere at 6:28 am EDT Monday, and the U.S. atmosphere seems to have gotten the memo. A multi-day stretch of severe weather should kick off by late Thursday or Friday. There are hints that the pattern will remain stormy off and on through next week, with upper-level energy expected to remain fairly progressive and the Gulf of Mexico supplying ample moisture.

Widespread damage from Southeast freeze
At least 90 percent o...<br /><a href="http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3582">Read More</a>