BLANDFORD, Mass. (WWLP) – Winter weather in May made for a difficult commute this Mother’s Day. Many drivers who hit the roads Sunday were surprised to see snow in Blandford, adding stress to one of the busiest traffic days of the year.
Tropical Cyclone “Ann” remains Category 1 and continues moving WNW toward northern Queensland. The cyclone is expected to cross the northeast tropical coast of Queensland on Wednesday morning (LT), May 15, 2019, most likely as a category 1 system.
At least 4 people have been killed after a severe blizzard swept the province of Umnugovi, southern Mongolia on May 11 and 12, 2019. Heavy snowfall has also affected several other Mongolian provinces, including Tuv, Dundgovi and Uvurkhangai.
The death toll caused by Tropical Cyclone “Fani” which made landfall May 3, 2019, in the Indian state of Odisha rose to 64, government sources confirmed Sunday, May 13. This made it the deadliest cyclone to hit India since 1999 Super Cyclone.
The amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere hit a new milestone Friday after instruments at the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii showed the greenhouse gas levels surpassed 415 parts per million.
Signs of wet snow, a raw east wind and temperatures no where close to breaking the double digit mark. This early week weather is much more reminiscent of the winter season than where we should be sitting for mid-May. In fact, there were actually NINE days this winter that saw warmer temperatures than what’s forecast in parts of southern Ontario on Monday. More on this “phenomenally cold” statistic, plus a look at if there are any signs of hope (or warming) for the May long weekend, below.
Rain continues throughout southern Ontario on Monday before gradually easing through the day on Tuesday
Raw easterly wind keeps temperatures well below seasonal values to kick off the work week
Imagine a melon-sized chunk of ice falling out of the sky? Punching a hole in your car windshield? Your roof? Breaking bone?
Hail is one of the biggest hazards with severe thunderstorms – while it is usually small, and relatively harmless, it may grow to tennis ball sized or even larger. It may cause severe damage, injuries and in extreme cases even death.
There is a rather vigorous southward plunge of the jet stream moving into the Northeast, which will help to generate an area of low pressure with onshore northeasterly winds along the coast Monday through Tuesday. Gusty northeasterly winds are the sole requirement for an East Coast low-pressure system to be classified as a nor’easter, no matter how strong or weak the system becomes.