January 2019 World Weather Round-Up: Ice, Wind, and Fire

January 2019 brought a whole range of temperature extremes from record cold in the Northern Hemisphere, courtesy of the Polar Vortex, to record heat in Australia.
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Extreme Cold Outbreak Could Freeze Retail Sales

A spell of very cold, Arctic air is forecast to plunge southward across the U.S. Midwest and Great Lakes during the week of January 28th, 2019. Cold air will also move into the Northeast, but will moderate somewhat. Very cold weather across parts of the Midwest could have negative impacts on store traffic.
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2018: A Soggy, Soaked, and Saturated Story

2018 will go down as the wettest on record for dozens of locations across the eastern half of the nation. On the bright side, the wet weather has effectively wiped out drought in the eastern U.S., but excessive rainfall has caused flooding, some major, over the year.
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Hurricane Michael Barrels Toward the Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael has quickly intensified and will make landfall along the Florida panhandle, likely as a major hurricane. Michael will bring dangerous storm surge and fresh water flooding along with damaging winds across the Southeast to the Delmarva.
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Hurricane Florence To Bring Catastrophic Damage

Hurricane Florence is on a disastrous track towards the Carolina coastline. Florence is likely to bring significant storm surge and freshwater flooding in addition to wind damage. Florence arrives at the peak of the Atlantic Hurricane Season and there are several other storms currently active in the Atlantic.
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