Yesterday’s snow

Figure 1 – Courtesy of NASA Worldview

What a great visible satellite image from NASA from earlier today showing the extent of the snowfall of the last few days across the country. I can now see that Exmoor did indeed get some snow as the occlusion pushed south later yesterday afternoon over north Devon.

NOAA: Early-season storms one indicator of active Atlantic hurricane season ahead

NOAA seem to believe that the signs are now there to indicate that the North Atlantic hurricane season is going to be a lot more lively that they thought back in June. So far we have had one short-lived North Atlantic hurricane, NOAA are now predicting between 5 and 9 this season. I’ve never seen them amend their forecast mid-season like this in the five years or so that I have been closely following the subject. I haven’t seen any tropical storm activity this year, although I could be wrong,  that has originated from around the Cape Verde Islands, which I would have thought would have been one of the prerequisites for hurricane development, but what the hell do I know.

Courtesy of NOAA