October was much less snowy than it should have been in the Continental United States. Here's a map I made of normal October snowfall (colors) vs. October 2010 snowfall, as reported by the official climate stations in AccuWeather's database. As you can see, the coverage of non-zero reports is much smaller than it should have been.
Denver had no snow, something that hasn't happened in 88.5% of previous years of record. Flakes haven't been seen at all in most of the country. I'm not sure how much snow Montreal, Quebec, Canada normally has by now but I bet it's a lot more than the 1.2" they got at the end of October.
There's been a lot of news on amateur drones since I tested the DJI Phantom Quadcopter for storm chasing purposes last fall. Not to drone on, but let's take it from the top.
Today I'm pleased to announce a new suite of world radar maps and advisories from the national weather services of several countries on AccuWeather.com.
There's much ado this week about the polar vortex visiting the U.S. this week, but it wasn't long ago that we set over 7,800 cold records in July.
I caught an awesome lightning storm on the Dropcam at AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' office in downtown Wichita Wednesday night.
Hurricane Arthur set a number of records and caused damage across eastern North Carolina. View the storm through maps, webcams and more.
Meteorologically, Hurricane Arthur is a beautiful storm -- almost a textbook example of a hurricane, especially when the right color palettes are applied.