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« Reply #1450 on: March 06, 2017, 04:09:22 AM »
 Moving the start of the annual dog sled race 300 miles north again this year, to Fairbanks.

Iditarod route changed due to lack of snow
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/05/us/weather-iditarod-race-moved-north/index.html
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« Reply #1451 on: March 06, 2017, 01:26:40 PM »
Wind blown lake ice creeping on shore.  Don't know when this occurred, but its interesting to see ice clink-chattering out of a lake.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1008016/Ice-tsunami-takes-houses-Minnesota.html
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« Reply #1453 on: March 07, 2017, 04:32:52 AM »
Tornado Confirmed Near Zimmerman; Earliest Tornado In Minn. History

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/03/06/tornadoes-march/
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« Reply #1454 on: March 07, 2017, 02:15:58 PM »

Nice little end of show piece on CNN today about early spring in China etc on Christiane Amanpour... ends though with a warning about the confusing being caused to the plants and animals by the changing climate.  Cant see it on line (yet?).


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« Reply #1456 on: March 08, 2017, 05:02:29 PM »
U.S.:  "So far, 2017 is on pace to become the warmest year in U.S. history. (Records begin in 1895.)"
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/839504367799549953
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« Reply #1457 on: March 08, 2017, 05:16:56 PM »
U.S. Heat, February 2017
Warm U.S. Februaries becoming much more common

The Contiguous United States (CONUS) was exceedingly warm east of the Rockies in February 2017. Figure 1 shows monthly mean temperatures up to 6 °C (11°F) above normal. In contrast, the Pacific Northwest was colder than normal. One of the most noteworthy aspects of the persistent February warmth in the U.S. can be seen in the ratio of record high to record low temperatures. According to the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), more than 6,300 record daily highs were tied or broken compared to less than 130 record lows. As a result, February will go down as the 27th month in a row with more record highs than lows. For every low temperature record set there were 49 high temperature records set, the highest such monthly ratio since January 1920. ...
https://wwa.climatecentral.org/analyses/us-heat-february-2017/
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« Reply #1458 on: March 09, 2017, 04:37:48 PM »
U.S.:  Update on National Hurricane Center Products and Services for 2017

Several changes are a result of Superstorm Sandy, including storm surge maps and warnings of potential cyclone conditions.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/news/20170309_pa_2017SeasonChanges.pdf
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« Reply #1459 on: March 11, 2017, 10:20:37 PM »
Hudsons Bay hit by massive blizzard:

http://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/churchill-calls-state-of-emergency-after-days-long-snow-storm-1.3321074

and Newfoundland hit with hurricane force winds:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/winter-weather-returns-1.4020934

Canada is falling apart .... noooooooo :)
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« Reply #1460 on: March 13, 2017, 12:28:11 AM »
 Upcoming changes to GFS model may decrease hurricane forecast accuracy.

Hurricane Center warns forecast accuracy will suffer when model upgrade goes forward
http://mashable.com/2017/03/10/hurricane-forecasts-suffer-gfs-model-upgrade/
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« Reply #1461 on: March 13, 2017, 06:25:22 PM »
 Meteorologists  are running out of words and color scales to describe tomorrow's forecast blizzard in the northeastern United States.

We’re not just getting freak weather anymore. We’re getting freak seasons.
http://grist.org/science/no-big-snowstorms-like-this-arent-normal/

This Week’s Blizzard Will Be One of the Biggest on Record
Meteorologists are running out of words to describe the late-season snowstorm expected to bring more than a foot of snow and winds stronger than a tropical storm.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/13/this-week-s-blizzard-will-be-one-of-the-biggest-on-record.html
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« Reply #1462 on: March 13, 2017, 07:57:03 PM »
well we just endured an intense colde weather outbreak here in Ontario, -20C to -30C without windchill.. it's like february was march and now march is like february
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« Reply #1463 on: March 14, 2017, 07:30:21 PM »
A "warm nose" prevented blizzard conditions along the coastal cities of the U.S. from the big nor'easter that brought copious moisture up from the Gulf of Mexico, in front of record cold from the west and north.  Although areas farther inland are getting hit hard, and moderate flooding and beach erosion occurred along the coast, the big city populations are wondering why #snowmageddon2017 turned into #whatmagedden.

New Yorkers demand to know what happened to the blizzard they were promised
http://mashable.com/2017/03/14/what-happened-blizzard-stella-forecast-bust-nyc/
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« Reply #1464 on: March 16, 2017, 02:45:04 PM »
Here's where the big northeast U.S. storm delivered more than promised:

Binghamton, New York, Has Seen Its Two Biggest Snowstorms on Record in Less Than 4 Months
https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/binghamton-new-york-two-heaviest-snowstorms-2016-2017-season
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« Reply #1465 on: March 21, 2017, 01:02:35 AM »
The record warmth this winter, then a sudden hard freeze last week, has caused crop losses aporoaching a billion dollars in South Carolina and Georgia alone.  Severe weather is forecast for later this week.

Widespread damage from Southeast freeze
At least 90 percent of the peach crop in South Carolina (the nation’s top peach producer behind California, with a typical crop value of $90 million) was wiped out by freezing temperatures late last week, according to the state’s agriculture commissioner. The state’s wheat and corn fields also suffered heavy damage, reported WISTV. A less severe freeze in Georgia may have ruined anywhere from 25 to 75 percent of that state’s peach crop. Blueberries across the Southeast also experienced major damage, as summarized by Louisville, KY, broadcast meteorologist John Belski. It dropped to 25°F in Gainesville, FL, on Thursday morning, the coldest reading for so late in the year in more than a century of Gainesville records. Jacksonville’s 28°F was also a record for so late in the year. Update: Total crop losses in South Carolina and Georgia could approach $1 billion, according to an AP report filed Monday afternoon.
https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/tornado-risk-amping-up-this-week-and-beyond


Arizona doesn't usually see 90° (32°C) until mid-May.
NWS Tucson:  Another record has fallen, the daily high at Tucson. We hit 93 at 12:57 pm breaking the old record of 92 set in 1997. #azwx
https://twitter.com/nwstucson/status/843921901412122629
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« Reply #1466 on: March 21, 2017, 01:44:05 PM »
Speaking of Tucson, this was tweeted from NWS Tucson this morning:


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« Reply #1467 on: March 21, 2017, 02:37:10 PM »
The record warmth this winter, then a sudden hard freeze last week, has caused crop losses aporoaching a billion dollars in South Carolina and Georgia alone.  Severe weather is forecast for later this week.

Widespread damage from Southeast freeze
At least 90 percent of the peach crop in South Carolina (the nation’s top peach producer behind California, with a typical crop value of $90 million) was wiped out by freezing temperatures late last week, according to the state’s agriculture commissioner. The state’s wheat and corn fields also suffered heavy damage, reported WISTV. A less severe freeze in Georgia may have ruined anywhere from 25 to 75 percent of that state’s peach crop. Blueberries across the Southeast also experienced major damage, as summarized by Louisville, KY, broadcast meteorologist John Belski. It dropped to 25°F in Gainesville, FL, on Thursday morning, the coldest reading for so late in the year in more than a century of Gainesville records. Jacksonville’s 28°F was also a record for so late in the year. Update: Total crop losses in South Carolina and Georgia could approach $1 billion, according to an AP report filed Monday afternoon.
https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/tornado-risk-amping-up-this-week-and-beyond


Arizona doesn't usually see 90° (32°C) until mid-May.
NWS Tucson:  Another record has fallen, the daily high at Tucson. We hit 93 at 12:57 pm breaking the old record of 92 set in 1997. #azwx
https://twitter.com/nwstucson/status/843921901412122629

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« Reply #1468 on: March 21, 2017, 03:19:03 PM »
I wonder what is the historical frequency of these kinds of "fake spring" phenomena. How many times a decade these happen per location? Whatever that number is, I bet it is increasing and will keep increasing until it is a common thing. This is of course more marked on the lower northern latitudes and moving Northward. As the winter "heat spells" become longer, more intense and more frequent areas that for millennia were ideal for these perfectly adapted trees will no longer be so.

Of course this will be somewhat mitigated by ideal areas for cultivation being created much further north. Russia and Canada might like that, for however long it may last.
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« Reply #1469 on: March 21, 2017, 03:32:06 PM »
The record warmth this winter, then a sudden hard freeze last week, has caused crop losses aporoaching a billion dollars in South Carolina and Georgia alone.  Severe weather is forecast for later this week.

Widespread damage from Southeast freeze ...


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« Reply #1470 on: March 27, 2017, 07:28:57 AM »
Eastern Australia faces a pretty huge cyclone, maybe of worst category five:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-27/cyclone-debbie-guide-for-residents/8388866
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« Reply #1471 on: March 28, 2017, 12:17:13 AM »
Climate change: ‘human fingerprint’ found on global extreme weather

Global warming makes temperature patterns that cause heatwaves, droughts and floods across Europe, north America and Asia more likely, scientists find
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The new work analysed a type of extreme weather event known to be caused by changes in “planetary waves” – such as California’s ongoing record drought, and recent heatwaves in the US and Russia, as well as severe floods in Pakistan in 2010.

Planetary waves are a pattern of winds, of which the jet stream is a part, that encircle the northern hemisphere in lines that undulate from the tropics to the poles. Normally, the whole wave moves eastwards but, under certain temperature conditions, the wave can halt its movement. This leaves whole regions under the same weather for extended periods, which can turn hot spells into heatwaves and wet weather into floods.

This type of extreme weather event is known to have increased in recent decades. But the new research used observations and climate models to show that the chances of the conditions needed to halt the planetary waves occurring are significantly more likely as a result of global warming.

“Human activity has been suspected of contributing to this pattern before, but now we uncover a clear fingerprint of human activity,” said Prof Michael Mann, at Pennsylvania State University in the US and who led the study published in the journal Scientific Reports.
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« Reply #1472 on: March 28, 2017, 12:22:05 AM »
How Climate Change Covered China in Smog
Air quality in Beijing has a lot to do with snowstorms in Siberia.
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Something was strange about the smog. Usually smog will dissipate when sources of air pollution—like cars or factories—shut down for a time. But this cloud was stubborn. As part of solar new year celebrations in February 2013, millions of families drove their cars out of Beijing to go on vacation, and the government ordered all factories to cease operations. The smog didn’t subside much, and less than a week later the full-on “airpocalypse” returned as bad as before.

What made the winter smog so bad that year—and in the winters since, which have also been stubbornly smoggy? Two new studies revisit the episode. Both of them argue that climate change will make this kind of smog event much more common. And, remarkably, one of them asserts that the Chinese smog of January 2013 was worsened by two weather phenomena thousands of miles away. Because the Arctic Ocean froze less than it usually does, and because higher-than-usual snowdrifts piled up across the boreal forests of Russia, millions of Chinese people were subjected to some of the worst air pollution ever measured.

That’s because the smog of January 2013 wasn’t the result of emissions alone: Weather played the accomplice. For most of that winter, air over eastern China barely circulated. Trade winds went dormant, so smog could not ventilate to the east; and vertical circulation slowed, meaning particulate matter could not float up into the higher atmosphere. And as is typical for Chinese winters, rain never arrived to wash air pollution out.
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https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/03/how-climate-change-covered-china-in-smog/520197/
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« Reply #1473 on: March 28, 2017, 09:38:17 PM »
Superlative storm video.

"Brand new timelapse up! Supercell Merger - 4k StormLapse. Amazing stationary supercell overtaken by line of storms: https://vimeo.com/210374284. "
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« Reply #1474 on: March 28, 2017, 10:07:23 PM »
Wow, that would scare the living daylights out of me if I were to witness that in real time.  ;D
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« Reply #1475 on: April 02, 2017, 12:08:25 AM »
Landslide Kills More Than 150 People In Colombia

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A landslide in Colombia’s southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing at least 154 people and injuring scores, officials said on Saturday.

Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks onto buildings and roads in the provincial capital of Mocoa and immobilizing cars in several feet of mud.


Even in a country where heavy rains, a mountainous landscape and informal construction of homes combine to make landslides a common occurrence, the scale of the Mocoa disaster was daunting. By comparison, a 2015 landslide killed nearly 80 people in Salgar, Antioquia.



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« Reply #1476 on: April 02, 2017, 10:37:50 AM »
Al Jazeera has the death toll at over 250 now:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/04/hundreds-missing-deadly-mudslides-hit-colombia-170401145425068.html

...30 percent of monthly rain fell in just one night
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« Reply #1477 on: April 02, 2017, 05:09:16 PM »
What a beautiful video, awesome and powerful!

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« Reply #1478 on: April 03, 2017, 02:47:26 PM »
A Message From the End of the World

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/opinion/a-message-from-the-end-of-the-world.html

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Here in Chile, in the far south of the Southern Hemisphere, it has been the summer of our discontent. Never have so many natural catastrophes in a row hit this country at the end of the world. For once, it is not the earthquakes that have assailed us since time immemorial or the tsunamis that often follow, devastating land and coast, mountainscapes and ocean. This time, our unprecedented woes have all been man-made.
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« Reply #1479 on: April 03, 2017, 03:35:22 PM »
A Message From the End of the World

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/opinion/a-message-from-the-end-of-the-world.html

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Here in Chile, in the far south of the Southern Hemisphere, it has been the summer of our discontent. Never have so many natural catastrophes in a row hit this country at the end of the world. For once, it is not the earthquakes that have assailed us since time immemorial or the tsunamis that often follow, devastating land and coast, mountainscapes and ocean. This time, our unprecedented woes have all been man-made.

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« Reply #1480 on: April 04, 2017, 02:00:58 AM »
Australia:  Victoria as a whole had its warmest mean temperature in March on record.
Mean maximum temperatures were well above average for all sites, mostly by two or three degrees

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/vic/summary.shtml
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« Reply #1481 on: April 05, 2017, 01:32:07 PM »
The Central England Temperature (CET) for March is out and it was the 3rd warmest on record, going back to 1659.
Interestingly, the 30th averaged 15.1C making it the warmest March day in the entire record and the first to average above 15C.

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« Reply #1482 on: April 11, 2017, 03:16:50 AM »
U.S.:  2017 Off to Destructive Start: Severe Weather Reports Tally 5,000+, More Than Double the Average
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This year has also been unusual in how far north severe weather, including tornadoes, has occurred for so early in the year.

Massachusetts was hit by two EF1 tornadoes Feb. 25, one near Conway and another near Goshen. No other February tornadoes are known to have struck the state during that month in the historical record.

Just over a week later, Minnesota experienced a similar rare early-season event when severe thunderstorms spawned three EF1 tornadoes March 6. Those were the earliest known twisters for a calendar year in the state by nearly two weeks.
https://weather.com/storms/tornado/news/severe-weather-hail-tornado-wind-damage-2017-mid-april
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« Reply #1483 on: April 11, 2017, 06:32:05 AM »
That MN twister went through the back yard of one of my students...she was just showing me pictures of the huge trees uprooted and tossed around. Luckily, no on in her family was hurt.
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« Reply #1484 on: April 17, 2017, 06:38:21 PM »
From NYTimes : Climate Change Reroutes a Yukon River in a Geological Instant

In the blink of a geological eye, climate change has helped reverse the flow of water melting from a glacier in Canada’s Yukon, a hijacking that scientists call “river piracy.”

This engaging term refers to one river capturing and diverting the flow of another. It occurred last spring at the Kaskawulsh Glacier, one of Canada’s largest, with a suddenness that startled scientists.

Much of the meltwater from the glacier normally flows to the north into the Bering Sea via the Slims and Yukon Rivers. A rapidly retreating and thinning glacier — accelerated by global warming — caused the water to redirect to the south, and into the Pacific Ocean.
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« Reply #1485 on: April 19, 2017, 03:09:28 AM »
"There has been a recent trend in early starts to the Atlantic hurricane season, with 2012, 2015 and 2016 all reporting tropical cyclone formation before June 1."

Invest 91L Could Develop Into a Subtropical Storm This Week; Would Be First April Named Storm Since 2003
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« Reply #1486 on: April 23, 2017, 03:36:50 AM »
What's With The Weird Weather? Dr Kevin Trenberth (April 2017)

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« Reply #1487 on: April 25, 2017, 03:05:11 AM »
Testing Links Between Extreme Weather and Climate Change

http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2017/04/24/testing-links-between-extreme-weather-and-climate-change/

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After an unusually intense heatwave, downpour or drought, Noah Diffenbaugh of Stanford and his research group inevitably receive phone calls and emails asking whether human-caused climate change played a role.

“The question is being asked by the general public and by people trying to make decisions about how to manage the risks of a changing climate,” said Diffenbaugh, a professor of Earth system science at Stanford’s School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences. “Getting an accurate answer is important for everything from farming to insurance premiums, to international supply chains, to infrastructure planning.”

In the past, scientists typically avoided linking individual weather events to climate change, citing the challenges of teasing apart human influence from the natural variability of the weather. But that is changing.
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« Reply #1488 on: April 28, 2017, 11:40:18 PM »
And up to 6 inches (152 mm)! of rain in the area between them, in areas where the ground is already saturated.  Major flooding is expected.

Eric Fisher:  A pretty wild temperature split across the country Saturday. Crazy cold (and snowy!) Rockies, record-setting summer heat in the east.
https://twitter.com/ericfisher/status/858070559099412481

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« Reply #1489 on: April 29, 2017, 11:58:35 PM »
meanwhile a consequence of the weather heading north into the Arctic was a reduction in weather here in N. Ireland . Sept-March rainfall for Armagh was 271ml , down from the average 434ml . All 6 months were below average with October and January below 50% of normal . No drama .. but a change ..
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« Reply #1490 on: April 30, 2017, 01:25:42 PM »
meanwhile a consequence of the weather heading north into the Arctic was a reduction in weather here in N. Ireland . Sept-March rainfall for Armagh was 271ml , down from the average 434ml . All 6 months were below average with October and January below 50% of normal . No drama .. but a change ..

With our uptick in flooding here in the Pennines of the UK I was pleased to see low solar, allowing for more blocking of the Atlantic storms, this passed winter....... selfish I know but I am new to 'weather fearing' ( unlike folk in tornado alley etc.?) and it gave a chance for the flood alleviation schemes to press on and hopefully put us in a better place to face the deluge next time?

Next winter will hopefully see similar ,as low solar increases its dominance, but maybe to the point of us seeing some 'beast from the East' action like in 2009/2010? It would also consign East Greenland/Svalbard/Atlantic side of the basin to more of what they saw this past winter?
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1491 on: April 30, 2017, 02:39:38 PM »
2017 U.S. tornado season off to a whirlwind start

https://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/2017-us-tornado-season-whirlwind-start

The 2017 tornado season across the United States has gotten off to an active start. As of April 17, 570 tornadoes have been reported (preliminarily), which is almost a hundred more than average. The season jumped out of the gate with an incredibly active January: 134 tornadoes in total—more than triple the long-term average—and an especially radical departure from the past three years, during which the average number of January tornados was just 16.
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« Reply #1492 on: May 03, 2017, 09:41:34 PM »
Daniel Swain:  Striking "wavenumber 6" atmospheric pattern developing--favorable condition for "quasi-resonance" & weather extremes.

https://twitter.com/weather_west/status/859516371939467266
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1493 on: May 07, 2017, 10:21:01 AM »
This winter, the National Meteorological Office here could have been called by another name. As a proof of this I'll show the prediction for the next five days, the temperatures are in Celsius. The anecdote would continue with a picture of sleet warning at -4°C, but I didnt save that one.
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1494 on: May 07, 2017, 03:22:54 PM »
New York:
Record-Setting Storm Dumps 13 Inches of Rain on Long Island Town, Floods Roads, Strands Drivers

The town of Islip had more than 13 inches of rain fall overnight, smashing the state's previous daily rainfall record, and the southern New Jersey town of Millville saw its second-highest rainfall total ever recorded

 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/New-York-New-Jersey-Rain-Millville-Flooding-Rain-Storm-271046721.html
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1495 on: May 07, 2017, 03:25:24 PM »
This winter, the National Meteorological Office here could have been called by another name. As a proof of this I'll show the prediction for the next five days, the temperatures are in Celsius. The anecdote would continue with a picture of sleet warning at -4°C, but I didnt save that one.

Pmt., where is this happening?
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« Reply #1496 on: May 07, 2017, 04:12:20 PM »
This winter, the National Meteorological Office here could have been called by another name. As a proof of this I'll show the prediction for the next five days, the temperatures are in Celsius. The anecdote would continue with a picture of sleet warning at -4°C, but I didnt save that one.

Pmt., where is this happening?

southern Finland, we (again) had a winter when an image containing sleet and slush on the ground could have been taken during 2016 october - 2017 may. This would be entirely normal for the 1980s though, with the distinction that in this winter we have had maybe only 4-5 inches snow max.
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1497 on: May 08, 2017, 09:57:30 PM »
How come neither historical  flooding in Quebec, nor 400 mm of rain in 7 hours in southern China casts any comments in this thread?. Has complacency gripped everyone?

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1498 on: May 08, 2017, 10:04:18 PM »
Quebec has been mentioned in the Floods thread. 400 mm in 7 hours? Wow, That's half of what falls here in Austria in a year.
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1499 on: May 08, 2017, 10:49:06 PM »
How come neither historical  flooding in Quebec, nor 400 mm of rain in 7 hours in southern China casts any comments in this thread?. Has complacency gripped everyone?
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