Wunderblog


Winter Storm Dion Opens New Round of Snow and Ice for the U.S.; Extreme Warmth in Alaska ~Dr. Jeff Masters’ Wunderblog

This severe cold wave is due to an extreme jet stream kink, as we’ve so many times over the past few years. The jet stream is stuck in an unusually wavy configuration that is bringing remarkable hot and cold weather extremes to the entire continent. A sharp trough of low pressure over the center of…


Fans flock to Washington tornado relief Facebook page ~Leslie Renken, Peoria Journal Star

About an hour after the EF-4 tornado touched down Sunday in central Illinois, the Facebook page Washington IL Tornado Recovery was online. Within 10 minutes it had 100 “likes,” and by 3 p.m. Monday that number had grown to 157,000. The page is filled with photos of the tornado’s aftermath and useful information for those…


Super Typhoon Haiyan Finishes Pounding the Philippines, Headed for Vietnam ~Dr. Jeff Masters’ Wunderblog

~After spending 48 hours at Category 5 strength, the strongest land-falling tropical cyclone in world history, Super Typhoon Haiyan, has finally weakened to a Category 4 storm. With top sustained winds of 155 mph, Haiyan is still an incredibly powerful super typhoon, but has now finished its rampage through the Central Philippine Islands, and is…