What To Expect In An El Niño Winter

For the first time in a several years, this winter will experience the El Niño phenomenon’s significant influence on the season’s coldest months. The El Niño Southern Oscillation comprises three distinct phases, the most well-known of which is El Niño, which affects the equatorial Pacific Ocean’s water temperature and whose impacts can be felt worldwide. …

Ophelia Storm 2023 Update

On Thursday, September 21st, an area of low pressure began to form and gain organization along the Southeastern US coastline. This low-pressure system gradually deepened and developed more tropical characteristics, officially earning the designation of the 15th named storm of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season on Friday, September 22nd.  Ophelia strengthened into a robust tropical …

8 catastrophic floods in 11 days around the world

Researchers suggest that climate change probably influences rainfall and flooding, although pinpointing the exact nature of this connection can pose challenges. It is widely acknowledged that climate change can lead to more intense and frequent extreme weather events, such as hurricanes and heavy rainfall. Intense rainfall events have been hitting different regions of the world …

How to retrieve the Visual Crossing API Query String when using the Web Query Builder interface

For trouble shooting purposes it is often helpful and sometimes needed to have the exact query string at hand, which is send to Visual Crossing when using the Graphical User Interface of the Web Query Builder. This helps, amongst others, with identifying connectivity problems or interface compatibilities. Moreover it is needed by our data quality …

California Tropical Storm Hilary Update

Tropical Storm Hilary wreaked havoc across Southern California. The storm brought unprecedented rainfall overnight, resulting in flooded streets, toppled power lines, and dangerous mudslides. However, despite the widespread chaos, it is a relief to report that no lives were lost due to the storm, and fears of a catastrophic disaster have gradually diminished. Tropical Storm …