WeatherExtreme celebrates 20 years in business!

2014 marks 20 years in business for WeatherExtreme Ltd. To celebrate, WeatherExtreme is pleased to announce the launch of its new website which went live today and can be found at it same address:
The website features visually appealing weather images and lots of red accents to match the signature red inside of their logo.The primary objective of the new website is to provide an effective business development tool. We emphasize on making available the appropriate information and resources for visitors to learn more about our extensive weather forecasting,forensic meteorology, and risk-analysis services.

Another addition to the website features its interactive timeline which showcases the milestones and achievements throughout the years.

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Rare ice caves form on Lake Superior

In this Feb. 2, 2014 photo, icicles hang from the ceiling of a cave at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin, which has been transformed into a dazzling display of ice sculptures by the arctic siege gripping the Upper Midwest. The caves are usually are accessible only by water, but Lake Superior’s rock-solid ice cover is letting people walk to them for the first time since 2009. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Brian Peterson)  MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUT ORG XMIT: MNMIT511
As the extreme winter weather continues midwest, hikers have came across a rare find: the spectacular ice caves. The ice caves that have been formed along the coast of Lake Superior. Hikers and visitors have been trekking a mile across the frozen water to view the dazzling sights. The ice caves were formed as lake water has seeped into cracks and frozen on the walls and ceilings.
To see the spectacular images view below:

Surreal Photos From The Massive UK Flooding That Could Wreak Havoc For Months

Southern and western Britain have been drenched by the wettest winter in 250 years, and nature isn’t letting up quite yet.
The River Thames burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns west of London.

This snippet from Euro News gives an idea of the country’s flood crisis:

The biggest Atlantic storm of the year is due on Friday, with the already half-submerged county of Somerset fearing more misery. The west is now cut off by rail from the rest of the country at Bridgwater. Battered coastal towns from Cornwall up to Wales are bracing themselves for more damage.

Reuters notes that residents and British troops had piled up sandbags in a bid to protect properties, but the floods “overwhelmed their defences Monday.”

Around 5,000 houses have been damaged since December.

A groundwater scientist at the British Geological Survey told Sky News that levels are likely to keep rising for another two months as water soaks through the soil. The Network Rail said that consequent issues with train lines and infrastructure could take “some months” to resolve.

With a liquid floor in much of lower Britain, residents are quickly adapting to the suddenly surreal landscape.


California Drought

The warm and dry January 2014 out west has come to an end! We have been writing about the California drought for weeks, and more proof of the worsening situation can be seen looking back on last month.

The National Weather Service forecast office in Sacramento, California posted an interesting bulletin with records and other significant notes from the region in January 2014 and the wet season so far. Some of the records are staggering, including the all-time record high temperature for January of 79°F on January 24, 2014 which shattered the old record of 74°F from January 31, 1976. In addition, Sacramento was dry for 52 consecutive days from December to January, and the old record was only 44 days (the old record also included much of November, which is typically not the height of the wet season like December and January).

Record high temperatures and record dry periods have been observed in other areas of California and the west as well. At this point, a very wet February, March, and April would be the only chance of “catching up” to average precipitation amounts for the season. Looking into the future at long-range weather forecasts, we are not able to invest much confidence in this occurring because the stubborn blocking pattern has been so dominant in steering Pacific storms well north of California. There are not indications that drought improvement is around the corner. However, any Pacific moisture is better than none at all, and we will be grateful for whatever we can get the remainder of the season.

Here is the bulletin from the National Weather Service: