The number of tornadoes in the US has been below normal for the last 5 years:
4 out of the last 5 years with tornado counts being more than 1 standard deviation above normal have been during or immediately following a transition from El Nino to La Nina (1998, 1999, 2008, 2011):
Jan 25, 2016
Some snowfall totals:
Bowling Green, KY: 11"
Glengary, WV 1 ese: 42"
Dulles Airport, VA: 28.3"
BWI airport, MD: 29.2"
Rehouse, MD: 38"
Dover, DE 5.1 wsw: 18.2"
Philadelphia, PA: 22.4"
Atlantic City, NJ: 13.4"
Newark Airport, NJ: 28.1"
JFK Airport, NY: 30.5"
Nantucket, MA: 11.5"
The 29.2" for Baltimore is their largest on record. Winds gusted to 75 mph at Dewey Beach, DE and Langley AFB, VA. This storm caused 250,000 power outages, and over 12,000 flights were canceled.
Major coastal flooding occurred in New Jersey:
Jason Pellegrini shot this video of flooding in Sea Isle City, #NewJersey, on Saturday. #Snowzilla #blizzard https://t.co/f0cpQHz7DL— Josh Berlinger (@j_berlingerCNN) January 24, 2016
Dec 29, 2015
roof collapsed at a mall. Sleet accumulated to 3.4" at Rockford, IL and 4.8" at Springville, IA. 1" of freezing rain fell at Anthony Kansas and Kewanee, IL, but some areas had problems with just 0.25" of ice because of the strong winds: in the Peoria area 70,000 customers lost power, and a gas line was ruptured.
In Missouri, flooding closed parts of I-70 and I-44. 12.25" of rain fell at Union, MO, causing record flooding. At Springfield, MO the 6.03" that fell on December 26th was the second highest 24 hour total on record. The storm total there was exactly 10.00". At least 13 flood related fatalities occurred across Missouri.
On December 26th, tornadoes killed 11 in Texas. 8 of the fatalities were from an EF-4 that hit Garland, TX:
Oct 23, 2015
Update: NHC has indicated that at the time of landfall minimum pressure was 920 mb, and wind was 165 mph.
Hurricane Patricia should make landfall near Puerto Vallarta tonight. In addition to catastrophic storm surge and wind damage, flash flooding and mudslides will be a major problem, because Patricia will be moving directly into mountainous terrain.
Oct 3, 2015
At 12:00 PM EDT, data from a Hurricane Hunter plane prompted the NHC to increase the intensity of Joaquin to 135 knots (155 mph), and drop the minimum central pressure to 933 mb. Joaquin is expected to miss the US, but there is still some chance for it to pass close to Nova Scotia. Joaquin is moving north into areas with increasing shear and should not strengthen any further.
As tropical moisture, some of which is associated with Joaquin, has been forced into a front along the East Coast, over 14" was reported near Wilmington, NC over the last 2 days.