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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1700 on: January 03, 2018, 05:50:42 PM »
Yes, North America has a huge unrelenting cold blob (and here in the northeast we might have a blizzard Thursday followed by several more even colder days before letup to normal freezing temps). It's hard to convince dedicated unskeptical "skeptics" (deniers) that this is part of the planetary disruption due to global warming.

Show them this, this explains already a little bit. There is an area in the middle that's pretty hot for being the arctic.

Yes, it is called the Gulf Stream, and it is the reason that England (which is further north than Calgary) and Edinburgh (which is similar in latitude to Fort Severn on the Hudson Bay) have such mild temperatures.

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« Reply #1701 on: January 03, 2018, 06:22:16 PM »
Temperature anomaly for yesterday.
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« Reply #1702 on: January 03, 2018, 06:33:07 PM »
Sleepy....is that Sweden?
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« Reply #1703 on: January 03, 2018, 07:19:47 PM »
Yes, Buddy. SMHI stands for Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.
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« Reply #1704 on: January 04, 2018, 04:04:19 AM »
Gravity waves propagating outward from deep convection associated with a #BombCyclone off the Carolina coast. @NOAA #GOES16 infrared imagery.
https://twitter.com/nasa_sport/status/948733644339908608
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« Reply #1705 on: January 04, 2018, 04:08:00 AM »
A bit over 5" [127 mm] of snow at the NWS Office in Charleston, [South Carolina].  That makes today the 3rd snowiest day on record at Charleston (records go back to 1938).  Top 2 on the list are 6.0" on December 23, 1989 and 5.4" on February 10, 1973.
https://twitter.com/nwseastern/status/948689213951791104
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« Reply #1706 on: January 04, 2018, 03:07:02 PM »
This storm is now, officially, a #BombCyclone.
Its central pressure has dropped 29mb in the past 16 hours, beating the 24mb/24hrs requirement.
It gets better: In the next 8hrs, it'll drop another 23mb.
52mb in 24hrs. One of the fastest intensifying cyclones ever measured.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/948805308763254784
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Incredible: Bomb cyclone is drawing moisture from deep in the Caribbean. Look at how far south it extends.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/948909576807731203
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« Reply #1707 on: January 04, 2018, 03:59:46 PM »
Thundersnow!

The @NOAA #GOES16 Geostationary Lightning Mapper continues to detect #lightning flashes in heavy snow on Long Island and Southeast CT.  Here are two lightning flashes at 1354 UTC. #blizzard
https://twitter.com/NASA_SPoRT/status/948920962396901378
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« Reply #1708 on: January 04, 2018, 04:00:56 PM »
Austria:

Dramatic video of severe winds at the ski resort from Vorarlberg, Austria yesterday - with people trapped in the ski lift and swinging wildly. Terrifying! Video by Peter Cottens via Aktuelle Wetterwarnungen für Österreich.
https://mobile.twitter.com/severeweatherEU/status/948926755880034304
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« Reply #1709 on: January 04, 2018, 04:04:53 PM »
What a trip!  The air mass over southeast Florida this morning can trace its heritage back to the Dakotas and Canada on Dec 27-28!  Of course, its temperature has moderated by about 60°F since then...
https://mobile.twitter.com/BMcNoldy/status/948925925059686400
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1710 on: January 04, 2018, 04:41:29 PM »
New record for a U.S. east coast winter storm:

Officially a 54mb drop in 24 hours, per @NWS.
Nothing comes close to that intensification rate in the satellite record (since the late 1970s.) (Historical analyses by @DRmetwatch and @alopezlang)
#BombCyclone
https://twitter.com/EricHolthaus/status/948937632041635841
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« Reply #1711 on: January 04, 2018, 06:57:40 PM »
[BREAKING] #Boston tide observation on its way to being the HIGHEST EVER RECORDED since 1921; record 4.82' MHHW (or 15.1' MLLW) back w/ the #blizzard of '78; presently at 4.718' (or 14.99') which is the second highest tide ever on record
https://twitter.com/nwsboston/status/948974832577925121
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[OFFICIAL] Boston has broken the highest ever recorded tide since 1921. New Record: 4.88' MHHW (or 15.16' MLLW) on January 4th, 2018. Old Record: 4.82' MHHW (or 15.10' MLLW) during the Blizzard of '78.
https://twitter.com/NWSBoston/status/949313785671667712
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« Reply #1712 on: January 04, 2018, 07:20:03 PM »
NWS Boston: We're getting inundated w/ coastal flood reports all along the E coast of [Massachusetts] at this hour, some of the worst in recent history being observed in #Boston; stay away from the coastline and do not drive through flooded roads #CoastalFlooding
https://twitter.com/NWSBoston/status/948978621473001472

check out Seaport Blvd right now, disaster and its getting worse by the min.....
https://twitter.com/Libjammin/status/948974684862902273
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« Reply #1713 on: January 04, 2018, 09:28:36 PM »
System definitely over performing expectations with tides this afternoon.  The fact we are nearing or surpassing Blizzard of 1978 level in Boston is remarkable.
https://twitter.com/growingwisdom/status/948980797880578050
Comparative graphs at the link.

Duxbury Fire Dept:  DXFD responding to numerous emergencies. Including several water rescues and reported house fire.
https://twitter.com/dxfd_pio/status/948980620004397056

Flooding in Scituate, MA! (via Jill Pelo)
https://twitter.com/andreawbz/status/948980171285114880
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Currently in the midst of one of the worst coastal floods in generations. Topping water levels from the Blizzard '78 with just one tide cycle and a fast moving storm? That is surreal.
https://twitter.com/ericfisher/status/948980318807252998
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#Weather #Geek #Meteorology #Bombogenesis #BombCyclone #Blizzardof2018 #WinterStormGrayson
https://twitter.com/StuOstro/status/948979816996290560
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« Reply #1714 on: January 05, 2018, 12:56:25 AM »
Downright dangerous & destructive in Scituate MA NOW!
https://twitter.com/SimonStormRider/status/948964360780746752
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Gloucester high school parking lot cars under water
https://twitter.com/scala_jennifer/status/949003335167827974
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Revere, Massachusetts:
Orages de neige, submersion côtière, neige et froid au Massachusetts.... Video via @Adam28691 à Short Beach, Revere ... courage! Localement jusqu'à 43cm ont été reçue au MA #thundersnow  #blizzard2018  #mm
https://twitter.com/ASophie_MM/status/949047476887179264
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« Reply #1715 on: January 05, 2018, 09:55:57 PM »
[OFFICIAL] Boston has broken the highest ever recorded tide since 1921. New Record: 4.88' MHHW (or 15.16' MLLW) on January 4th, 2018. Old Record: 4.82' MHHW (or 15.10' MLLW) during the Blizzard of '78.
https://twitter.com/NWSBoston/status/949313785671667712

Beautiful zoomed-out annotated satellite image of the rapidly-strengthening Nor'Easter [yesterday] morning (non-annotated image included for reference). So much to see!
https://twitter.com/VORTEXJeff/status/948949110345928704
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Video captures fire truck driving through deep floodwaters in Boston as a major winter storm flooded streets with icy water.
https://twitter.com/ABC/status/949057629988384768
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« Reply #1717 on: January 06, 2018, 04:23:06 PM »
Get used to saying ‘bomb cyclone.’ This is our climate now.
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Now that one of the strongest nor’easters on record has swirled off to Canada, it’s time to talk about what everyone was thinking during the storm: Is this just what happens now?

Short answer: yes. Get used to it. Wild storms like this week’s massive coastal cyclone will be part of winters in the Anthropocene.
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All this atmospheric drama overshadowed two other storms underway at the same time. A sprawling cyclone even stronger than the “bomb cyclone” plowed past Alaska, where the ocean should be covered in ice this time of year. In Europe, a powerful ocean storm made landfall in the British Isles. It arrived with a cold front whose strong winds fanned midwinter wildfires on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica and closed down ski slopes in the Alps for fear of avalanches.
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http://grist.org/article/get-used-to-saying-bomb-cyclone-this-is-our-climate-now/


Not just Boston. This coastal flooding is in Ireland today. It's what happens when you 1) raise sea level 2) melt the Arctic
https://twitter.com/billmckibben/status/949097440086495233
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« Reply #1718 on: January 06, 2018, 04:29:12 PM »
106°F

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https://mobile.twitter.com/lucyxiv/status/949410807313399808

(Average high temp for Melbourne in January is 26°C / 79°F )
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« Reply #1719 on: January 06, 2018, 04:50:12 PM »
106°F

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https://mobile.twitter.com/lucyxiv/status/949410807313399808

(Average high temp for Melbourne in January is 26°C / 79°F )


That's a lot of A/Cs pulling on their electrical cords. Hope the grid, with Musk's assistance, can take the strain.
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« Reply #1720 on: January 06, 2018, 08:03:30 PM »
The blast of arctic air over the past two weeks drove frost deeper into the ground. Current frost depths range from 14 inches in St. Paul to 30 inches in Bloomer. #mnwx #wiwx
https://twitter.com/NWSTwinCities/status/949715475507941376
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« Reply #1721 on: January 06, 2018, 09:23:24 PM »
The blast of arctic air over the past two weeks drove frost deeper into the ground. Current frost depths range from 14 inches in St. Paul to 30 inches in Bloomer. #mnwx #wiwx
https://twitter.com/NWSTwinCities/status/949715475507941376

This is why it is standard to dig footings to 4 feet in the Upper Midwest, USA in order to avoid frost heave. The frost can go very deep if the snow isn't deep, which is the case in much of Minnesota and southern Wisconsin. Where I live in Wisconsin, we've had 1-2 inches of snow on the ground since the cold air arrived about three weeks ago, and the temperature has ranged from -28C to -11C during that entire period (average coldest winter temperature is about -28C, so magnitude of cold is not exception, but the duration has been tough).

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« Reply #1722 on: January 07, 2018, 06:31:28 AM »
German floods, Rhine, Moselle,Neckar,Danube and others:Heavy rain and melting snow

http://www.dw.com/en/authorities-take-precautions-as-rivers-across-germany-continue-to-flood/a-42047769

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« Reply #1723 on: January 07, 2018, 07:16:28 AM »
Reporting normal, but warmish temperatures from here and gladly accepting this chart that the local weather service has started to give out to public too. Nothing dramatic here, look away. Still wish they'd put in their name and the start date of the chart, but m ok to add those. start date here is 2017.12.08 - though it could well be 2016.12.08. no dramatic diff here either. Please look away.

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« Reply #1724 on: January 07, 2018, 08:08:44 AM »
June and December anomalies side by side. 2004-2017. Pesky AGW, disturbing our Christmas and Midsummer celebrations. Real temps are sometimes the same nowadays.

Swedes generally complain about warm and wet Christmases and cold and wet Midsummers.
Still, on Friday we agreed with the US and the other Nordic states that we must take a “precautionary approach” or rather "do very little approach" to oil and gas drilling in the Arctic because we want more.
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« Reply #1725 on: January 07, 2018, 01:30:55 PM »
The BBC is explaining the freeze in the USA as the result of a "bomb cyclone".

Limiting google searches to the previous week, I got 77 results for

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"bomb cyclone"  usa  site:bbc.co.uk

I got 7 results for

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"climate change" usa  site:bbc.co.uk

I got 2 results for

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The only significant mention of climate change and bomb cyclones was

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Mayor Marty Walsh [of New Hampshire's Mount Washington]
blamed climate change. "If anyone wants to question global warming,
just see where the flood zones are," he said.

Also last night I watched an item on the BBC News Channel about the US freeze. My transcript ...
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Q: Are we going to see more of this in the coming months/years?

A: Well as the waters of the worlds oceans are warming up a
little bit it does give more fuel to these systems so it is
likely we will see increased frequencies of these type of
events - rapidly evolving storms and severe cold snaps as
well in their wake.

Well that's it

the worlds oceans are warming up a little bit

So, not much to worry about.


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« Reply #1726 on: January 07, 2018, 03:15:49 PM »
106°F

“melburnians are not to be held responsible for their online posts today. thanks”
https://mobile.twitter.com/lucyxiv/status/949410807313399808

(Average high temp for Melbourne in January is 26°C / 79°F )

I was in Melbourne for this 41 day, then I came back to NSW and it was 43 instead.

Gotta keep pumping the A/C emission out!

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« Reply #1727 on: January 07, 2018, 04:27:38 PM »
the worlds oceans are warming up a little bit

Yes, a little bit, just a couple of millions of nuclear bombs worth of energy.  ;)
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« Reply #1728 on: January 07, 2018, 09:33:53 PM »
117°F !

Sydney hits its highest temperature recorded since 1939 with Penrith reaching 47.3C
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-07/sydney-hits-its-highest-temperature-recorded-in-79-years/9309552

Another hot, dry summer day across #Australia on Monday.  100°-110°F+ across the entire continent.
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/950067878291701760
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« Reply #1729 on: January 07, 2018, 09:51:07 PM »
While The Eastern U.S. Freezes, It's Too Warm In Alaska
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The race in southwest Alaska had been scheduled to happen two weeks before. But warm weather — just above freezing — made the trails unsafe. Temperatures dropped and a dusting of snow fell. The entire race usually runs 35 miles up the frozen river. This time it had to run over land.

The river ice in some areas was feet thick in past years. It's now only inches. In other places, there's open water. This is a problem in a region with no roads connecting one village to another — locals refer to the river as an ice highway. ...
https://www.npr.org/2018/01/05/575905776/while-the-eastern-us-freezes-its-too-warm-in-alaska
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« Reply #1730 on: January 09, 2018, 11:15:33 AM »
Not much extremes here, some flooding in Småland (south). A bit clearer skies and somewhat chillier a couple of days. But more clouds coming according to forecasts so my solar panels will have to rest a bit longer. The ensembles indicates a decline in temperatures a couple of weeks from now so maybe we will have some real winter i February. Maybe. In advance, I actually thought that we in Scandinavia would get a colder winter, considering the easterly QBO, ice free Barents/Kara and a lazy polar vortex.
But I guess it's America first, even in weather. :)
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« Reply #1731 on: January 09, 2018, 01:36:27 PM »
Not much extremes here, some flooding in Småland (south).

OMG, save the kids!



 ;D

Here in southern Austria we're still waiting for winter. No snow, no freezing temps (had a little bit of both at the beginning of December). Can someone send us some of that Global Cooling?
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« Reply #1732 on: January 09, 2018, 01:51:41 PM »
Nope, the US wants that all to themselves. :)
I've worked at that company, a long time ago. I'm sure they'll float like those balls.

Attaching a recent aerial picture from Småland.
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« Reply #1733 on: January 09, 2018, 02:20:33 PM »
This is the anecdotal stories thread yes? :)

In other parts of Småland the snow cannons are bothering the neighbors' night's sleep: "Is a giant problem"
http://www.barometern.se/oskarshamn/snokanonerna-stor-grannarnas-nattsomn/

Snow cannons running hot a bit further south at one of the three nominees for the ski resort of the year by SLAO.
http://www.sydostran.se/solvesborg/kyla-far-kanoner-att-ga-varma/

And oh, a bit earlier PMT inspired me to post a quote from SLAO here:
https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php/topic,1197.msg138324.html#msg138324

Hilarious, isn't it?
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« Reply #1734 on: January 09, 2018, 04:46:37 PM »
Yes, Australia does tend to get hot this time of year.  However, except for New South Wales and a few surrounding areas, the temperatures are not all that unusual.




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« Reply #1735 on: January 09, 2018, 05:24:13 PM »
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« Reply #1736 on: January 09, 2018, 05:26:43 PM »
December 2017 was the warmest December on record for Alaska with a statewide average temperature of 19.4°F, 15.7°F above average: (link: http://bit.ly/USClimate201712) #StateOfClimate
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« Reply #1737 on: January 09, 2018, 05:28:48 PM »
It's So Hot In Australia Roads Are Melting and Bats Are Falling Out of the Sky
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In what’s becoming an annual rite of passage each summer, a monster heat wave has blanketed nearly all of Australia. Bats boiling alive, crews scrambling to combat brush fires, roads melting, and cricket players keeling over are just a handful of the apocalyptic-sounding impacts.

Heat has always been a part of Australian life. But scientists have warned that the Land Down Under has tipped into a new state where climate change is making almost every heat wave stronger and longer.

This year’s early January heat wave has been most pronounced in New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state. Temperatures topped out at 47.3 degrees Celsius (117 degrees Fahrenheit) on Sunday in Sydney’s far western suburbs, making them the hottest place on the planet. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, that’s the hottest temperature ever recorded in the Sydney region. While the city itself was cooler, the heat still caused the highest daily water use in 15 years. ...
https://earther.com/its-so-hot-in-australia-roads-are-melting-and-bats-are-1821870991/
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1738 on: January 09, 2018, 05:30:37 PM »
Yes, Australia does tend to get hot this time of year.  However, except for New South Wales and a few surrounding areas, the temperatures are not all that unusual.


Apparently the criminal causing NSW heat is the SST anomalies twixt Aussieland and Kiwiland

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1740 on: January 09, 2018, 09:08:58 PM »
Snow in the Sahara.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-42627090/snow-falls-in-the-sahara-desert

for the third time in 40 years and who knows about earlier records, further independent of this specific spots there are mountainous areas in morocco and elsewhere where snowfall is common.

so it's true but the title as a standalone statement without further information is one of those true statements often used to mislead average people by omitting important details.


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« Reply #1742 on: January 10, 2018, 02:40:34 PM »
Snow in the Sahara.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-42627090/snow-falls-in-the-sahara-desert

for the third time in 40 years and who knows about earlier records, further independent of this specific spots there are mountainous areas in morocco and elsewhere where snowfall is common.

so it's true but the title as a standalone statement without further information is one of those true statements often used to mislead average people by omitting important details.

Agreed.  Similar to saying that it is snowing in Hawaii, which is an annual occurrence.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1743 on: January 11, 2018, 03:11:46 AM »
On connections between torrential rainfall from tropical cyclones and earthquakes:

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-heavy-tropical-cyclones-distort-ground.html
Title: Study suggests heavy rains from tropical cyclones distort the ground below

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The new study in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union, finds that compression of Earth's crust is correlated with heavy rainfall from hurricanes and typhoons, known collectively as tropical cyclones. The added weight of all that water likely causes the ground underneath the storm to deform, according to the study's authors.

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The results of the new study call into question whether tropical cyclones can trigger earthquakes. An earlier study published in the journal Nature suggested that dilatation of the Earth's crust by cyclones triggered slow earthquakes that caused compression of the crust. But the new study suggests that heavy rainfall, rather than slow earthquakes, causes compression.

The amount of ground deformation detected by the strainmeters in the new study is similar in strength to local seismic events, sometimes as strong as magnitude 5 earthquakes. However, they take place over a longer span of time. Strain associated with earthquakes occurs within seconds to minutes, while strain induced by tropical cyclones happens over several hours to days.
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1744 on: January 17, 2018, 09:03:57 PM »
Yesterday the high temp in Fairbanks was 33°F. The normal high for the date is 0°F. #akwx @AlaskaWx
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« Reply #1745 on: January 19, 2018, 03:34:10 AM »
Storm Friederike has been causing havoc and fatalities across Europe:

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2018/01/three-people-are-killed-as-winter-storm-batters-the-netherlands/

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Two people have been killed by falling trees in the Netherlands as winds of up to 120 kph battered the country on Thursday morning.

In Enschede, a 62-year-old person was killed when the car he was driving was hit by a tree brought down in the gale force winds. And in Zwolle, a 62-year-old man died when he was hit on the head by a branch, news agency ANP said.

In Lingewaal, south of Utrecht, a 64-year-old man was killed and another injured when they fell through what police said was a ‘plexiglass construction’ on a private industrial estate.

Dozens of people have also been injured by falling trees and flying debris. The centre of Almere was closed off to passersby because of the danger posed by flying glass.

Schiphol airport was closed for a time because of the strong cross winds but services began to pick up speed again in the early afternoon. All rail services remained suspended at 13.30 but some trains were running in Groningen and Limburg.

The death toll is now more than three.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42731505

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Eight people including two firefighters have been killed in storm-related accidents as hurricane-strength winds tear across northern Europe.

Both firefighters were helping with clean-up efforts in Germany when they died.

Many of those killed, in the Netherlands and in Germany, were hit by falling trees and debris. One died in a collision when his van was blown on to the other side of the road.

The storm has now crossed to Poland.
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1746 on: January 19, 2018, 12:49:16 PM »
meanwhile in N. Ireland at 55m asl we are enjoying our 14 snow day this winter . Today is the 6th accumulation of snow and the 8th significant fall . Considering we have had a total of only 3 snow days in the last 3 years this is unusual .
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« Reply #1747 on: January 19, 2018, 04:14:44 PM »
Storm Friederike has been causing havoc and fatalities across Europe:

Storm Friederike has caused at least 800 million euros of insured losses.  We should all remember that Hanson now has grandchildren, so his warning of "Storms of My Grandchildren" means now:

https://uk.reuters.com/article/europe-storm-insurance/update-1-insured-losses-from-storm-friederike-in-germany-seen-up-to-800-mln-euro-idUKL8N1PE3CS
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« Reply #1748 on: January 23, 2018, 06:48:10 PM »
Temperatures in the Northeast are absolutely absurd.  It's 60 degrees today in Boston and will not dip much below freezing for the next 2 weeks.

This is typical April weather, and it's January.


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« Reply #1749 on: January 23, 2018, 07:38:52 PM »
Temperatures in the Northeast are absolutely absurd.  It's 60 degrees today in Boston and will not dip much below freezing for the next 2 weeks.

This is typical April weather, and it's January.
After that extreme cold spell earlier this month, subsequent weather has already caught us up to within half a degree C of the 1981-2010 monthly average in the Milwaukee, WI area, and it looks likely we'll push into above average territory, and that would be pretty astounding. The cold spell set no daily records for us, but subsequently we've set two daily record highs. We had strong thunderstorms yesterday evening,  which gave way to snow, but it looks likely to be melted again by the end of this week.