The Lowdown on 2010-2011 Weather Extremes

Satellite image of storm

Image credit: NASA/GSFC.

If you thought the weather’s been a bit extreme lately you’d be right.

Every year brings it’s share of unusual and extreme weather events that break centuries old records and affect millions. So how do you really know if things have been as crazy as they seem? Ask an expert.

Renown meteorologist Jeff Masters who co-founded Weather Underground, has produced a detailed analysis of recent weather events in his blog declaring: “the wild roller-coaster ride of incredible weather events during 2010, in my mind, makes that year the planet’s most extraordinary year for extreme weather since reliable global upper-air data began in the late 1940s.”

Read the full article at Weather Underground