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morganism

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1550 on: August 05, 2017, 11:21:22 PM »
Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona’s Monstrous Monsoons

"The new study was published in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. Using more detailed and localized precipitation information than is standard for weather data, Castro’s team compared monsoon rainfall throughout the Southwest from two periods — 1950 to 1970 and 1991 to 2010. The team found that Phoenix and many of the state’s low deserts saw rain falling in much more intense bursts. This happened even as the daily average rainfall across most of Arizona decreased by as much as 30 percent in some places."

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warming-fueling-arizonas-monstrous-monsoons-21679

Actually, the extreme weather in Cali and Az is partly because of the Rediculously Resilent Ridge, a stationary high pressure zone off the coast of Russia/Alaska, that forces the weather patterns south. we have been getting "winter" pressure fronts from Alaska all through the year now, even during monsoon season. The regular stationary high that typically centers over Four Corners country has been displaced completely the last three years, giving northern Az, cooler and wetter summers, even as peak temps have gone up.

http://weatherwest.com/

"What’s causing this extreme inland heat and unusual/uncomfortable SoCal humidity? An unusually persistent ridge has developed somewhat to the west of its typical summertime position over the Desert Southwest, which has favored the occurrence of numerous heatwaves across the CA interior."

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« Reply #1551 on: August 08, 2017, 06:36:13 PM »
In the linked article, Scribbler discusses some of the impacts on North America of current extreme weather:

Title: "Smoke Blankets Western North America, 106 F Temps in Portland, Flash Northern Plains Drought Threatens U.S. Wheat Crop"

https://robertscribbler.com/2017/08/07/smoke-blankets-western-north-america-106-f-temps-in-portland-flash-northern-plains-drought-threatens-u-s-wheat-crop/
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1552 on: August 09, 2017, 03:03:13 AM »
"Seattle will break its longest dry streak on record at 52 days today! Here's how that compares to other notable cities' driest streaks"
https://twitter.com/mda_weather/status/894914371129880576
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1553 on: August 09, 2017, 03:16:22 AM »
From the linked article about summer weather on steroids

Summer on steroids: Fires, devilish heat waves, and floods
Events during the past few months show how warming temperatures combined with natural climate variability are tipping the odds in favor of extreme weather that can cause damage around the world.
http://mashable.com/2017/08/08/summer-weather-on-steroids-wildfires-heat-waves/

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1554 on: August 09, 2017, 04:17:26 PM »
Meanwhile, in Chicago, we are continuing a seemingly endless string of gorgeous weather today, 27C, partly cloudy, light breezes from the north.

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« Reply #1555 on: August 11, 2017, 03:33:26 AM »
Meanwhile, in Chicago, we are continuing a seemingly endless string of gorgeous weather today, 27C, partly cloudy, light breezes from the north.

Last year Vancouver fluked out a nice summer. Enjoy it while it lasts! This summer has been a dungeon.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1556 on: August 14, 2017, 08:34:19 AM »
https://grist.org/article/greenland-the-land-of-ice-and-snow-is-burning/
Greenland, the land of ice and snow, is burning.

'...Should wildfires like this one increase in frequency, we may have just witnessed the start of a new, scary feedback loop.'

Sigh.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1557 on: August 14, 2017, 11:44:25 AM »
From: Greenland, the land of ice and snow, is burning.

The Danish meteorological service (Greenland is technically an autonomously governing part of Denmark) said it has no experts who specialize in Greenland fire.


They have evolved no expert because they never had the need. This will be a problem everywhere, but particularly bad in the north.
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1558 on: August 14, 2017, 03:21:16 PM »
Iraq sends workers home as 'ungodly' heat grips Middle East

"In Kuwait, where birds have reportedly dropped from the skies, and Riyadh, where building work has ceased this week, locals have called for mercy from a hotter-than-normal air mass that has remained nearly stationary over central Arabia for more than three weeks, stretching the capacity of electricity networks beyond limits."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/10/iraq-sends-workers-home-as-ungodly-heat-grips-middle-east

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1559 on: August 16, 2017, 02:50:38 AM »
Looks like a vast yellowish plume of smoke ( http://www.arctic.io/explorer/4Xa5A//4-N90-E0 ) over much of Canada starting about 11 August 2017. Horrible!