Friday, August 26, 2011

In a recent post on his Weather Underground blog, meteorologist Dr. Jeff Masters takes readers on a tour of the “top twenty most remarkable weather events of 2010”:

Earth’s hottest year on record
Most extreme winter Arctic atmospheric circulation on record: “Snowmageddon” results
Arctic sea ice: lowest volume on record, 3rd lowest extent
Record melting in Greenland, and a massive calving event
Second most extreme shift from El Niño to La Niña
Second worst coral bleaching year
Wettest year over land
Amazon rainforest experiences its 2nd 100-year drought in 5 years
Global tropical cyclone activity lowest on record
A hyperactive Atlantic hurricane season: 3rd busiest on record
A rare tropical storm in the South Atlantic
Strongest storm in Southwestern U.S. history
Strongest non-coastal storm in U.S. history
Weakest and latest-ending East Asian monsoon on record
No monsoon depressions in India’s Southwest Monsoon for 2nd time in 134 years
The Pakistani flood: most expensive natural disaster in Pakistan’s history
The Russian heat wave and drought: deadliest heat wave in human history
Record rains trigger Australia’s most expensive natural disaster in history
Heaviest rains on record trigger Colombia’s worst flooding disaster in history
Tennessee’s 1-in 1000 year flood kills 30, does $2.4 billion in damage

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