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Skipped to summer

What happened to spring?  We continued to stay cold through March and April and even had snow during the middle of April.  However, this all fits the Heady Pattern.  We had a very late start to severe weather season compared to just one year ago.  We had an amazing 17 severe events last year, but the season started in late February.  This year, we didn’t see our first severe weather event until the very end of April.  May has been a very active month, but…

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Northern Europe Enjoys Record Hot May, Though Farmers Suffer

By Vanessa Gera and Jari Tanner of the Associated Press: WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Record-high temperatures have created a summer-like atmosphere across normally cool Northern Europe — even up into Lapland — weeks ahead of the official start of summer. Germany, Poland and the Nordic region are seeing an unusually hot May — the hottest in decades in some places — while even the Baltic states bask in an unusually warm spring. Polish state tele…

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Hawaii Lava Crosses Key Highway, Destroys Utility Poles

By Sophia Yan of the Associated Press: HONOLULU (AP) — Lava crossed a key highway in the mostly rural district of the Big Island where Kilauea volcano was erupting, local authorities in Hawaii said Tuesday. Highway 132 connects the commercial center of Pahoa with smaller towns and farms in the area. Hawaii County said lava destroyed the local electric utility’s equipment on the highway, which knocked out power to Vacationland and Kapoho Beach Lots neighborhoods toward t…