Dr. Jeff Masters, June 18, 2013
Director of Meteorology, Weather Underground
Tropical Depression Two is slowly spinning west-northwest across Belize after making landfall late Monday afternoon in southern Belize. The storm is bringing heavy rain to Belize, Northern Guatemala, and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. The center of TD 2 will remain over land all day Tuesday, but TD 2's west-northwest track may be able to bring the storm over the Gulf of Mexico's southern Bay of Campeche on Wednesday--if the storm hasn't dissipated by then.
Christopher C. Burt, June 15, 2013
Weather Historian, Weather Underground
May was a very active month globally in so far as extreme weather events were concerned. Two violent EF-5 tornadoes (one on May 20th and the other on May 31st) raked the Oklahoma City area resulting in 45 deaths and billions of dollars in damage. A strong tornado also hit Modena, Italy. Record late season snowfalls and unusual cold affected portions of the central and eastern U.S. while extreme heat prevailed in India and Southeast Asia as well as eastern and northern Europe. Near record cold was experienced in Alaska, and portions of Western Europe (along with unseasonal snow) and Iceland.