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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #3151 on: June 15, 2020, 01:31:10 AM »
'I've never experienced this before. It's a disaster'

Extreme storm in Calgary, Canada.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/calgary-storm-flooding-hail-1.5611619

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« Reply #3152 on: June 15, 2020, 01:50:47 PM »
Some impressive pictures in there.
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #3153 on: June 18, 2020, 03:23:36 PM »
Massive Sahara Dust Plume Headed for Southeastern US, Could Bring Sensational Sunsets
https://phys.org/news/2020-06-massive-sahara-plume-southeastern-sensational.html



A large cloud of Saharan dust will blanket the southeast next week, making for dry weather and beautiful sunsets.

.. Right now the cloud is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to drift over the U.S. by next Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reported. It will most likely sap some of the humidity from the air, the Chronicle said.

... "The dust is the visible part of the reduced tropical development potential area," Myers said. "It is the dry air and additional vertical wind shear along with the dust that are the driving factors in limiting tropical storm development."

"The dust signifies a very dry layer in the atmosphere, and hurricanes don't like dry air," reports Michigan's MLive.

Moreover, the dry spell could linger for a week or so after the cloud disseminates, MLive said.

The forecast through next week is for a series of high-pressure systems over the Gulf and Atlantic to act as a conveyor belt, steering the dust into Texas through the June 19-21 period

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #3154 on: June 22, 2020, 11:46:40 PM »
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Ada Monzón (@adamonzon)6/22/20, 8:30 AM
8 am: Preliminary measurements from #SaharanDust in #PuertoRico are between 350-380 ug/m3 (PM10) and AQI estimated 173-237: VERY UNHEALTHY.
According to Dr. Olga Mayol, @UPR_Oficial this is a historic event in PR, unseen in 50-60 years. Image from #Villalba Osvaldo Burgos.
https://twitter.com/adamonzon/status/1275043526104006662 
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« Reply #3155 on: June 24, 2020, 10:28:03 AM »
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #3156 on: June 25, 2020, 09:41:45 AM »
Not many have heard about the flash flooding in Mongolia, I presume.

https://news.mn/en/793077/

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Flash flood in central Mongolia kills two and caused major loss

Flash flood in central Mongolia kills two and caused major loss
Heavy rain fell in the Tuv and Gobi-Sumber Provinces and caused flash flooding at the weekend. Two people in the Sergelen Soum of Tuv Province were killed by the deluge while herding their livestock. According to the meteorological agency, Zuunmod Soum of Tuv Province recorded 51 mm of rainfall. The flash flood killed 409 livestock, destroyed 53 fences and washed away 10 vehicles. During the incident, a sub-power station in Tuv Province was damaged and 400 homes lost their electricity.

In addition, the major roads connecting Ulaanbaatar and Mandalgobi and Undurkhaan cities were also damaged. Also, part of the structure of the newly-constructed road between Ulaanbaatar and Khushig Valley International Airport was destroyed. A total of 2.8 km of railway between Ulaanbaatar and Choir has been washed away in flooding. In all, 461 people with over special vehicles are working to repair the railway which is expected to re-open tomorrow night.

Although the story doesn't mention it I know other parts of the railroad are still damaged and unusable.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #3157 on: June 25, 2020, 10:01:02 PM »
700-km Brazil 'Megaflash' Sets Lightning Record: UN
https://phys.org/news/2020-06-km-brazil-megaflash-lightning.html

The UN's weather agency announced Thursday the longest lightning bolt on record—a single flash in Brazil on October 31, 2018 that cut the sky across more than 700 kilometers.

That is equivalent to the distance between Boston and Washington DC in the United States, or between London and Basel, Switzerland, the World Meteorological Organization said in a statement.

WMO's committee of experts on weather and climate extremes also reported a new world record for the duration of a lightning flash, with a single flash that developed continuously over northern Argentina on March 4, 2019 lasting for a full 16.73 seconds.

The new "megaflash" records, which were verified with new satellite lightning imagery technology, were more than double the previous known record-holders, WMO said.

The previous record for the longest detected distance for a single lightning flash was 321 kilometers (199 miles), measured on June 20, 2007 in the US state of Oklahoma, WMO said.

The previous duration record was 7.74 seconds, measured on August 30, 2012 in southern France, it said.

Megaflashes, he said, "are defined as horizontal mesoscale lightning discharges that reach hundreds of kilometers in length."

The UN agency occasionally reveals quirky weather-related milestones, like in 2016 revealing a record wave measurement of a behemoth that towered 19 meters (62.3 feet)—taller than a six-storey building—above the North Atlantic.

All such records are stored in the WMO Archive of Weather and Climate Extremes.

https://public.wmo.int/en/resources/bulletin/wmo-archive-of-weather-and-climate-extremes
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #3158 on: July 06, 2020, 01:02:50 PM »
Japan floods: Country braces for more rain as death toll rises

Japan is bracing for more heavy rain after a weekend of flooding left at least 37 people dead.

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Another 30cm (12 inches) of rain is expected in the next two days.

BBC Tokyo correspondent Rupert Wingfield-Hayes says that, while it is normal for Western Japan to bear the brunt of the rains sweeping out from the tropics during monsoon season, the last two days have seen truly extraordinary amounts of rain falling over the island of Kyushu.

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Japan's Meteorological Agency said such rainfall had never been seen before in the region.

On Saturday night, the Kuma river burst through its levees in numerous places inundating low-lying settlements.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53304726
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #3159 on: July 10, 2020, 12:23:59 PM »
Wuhan is having the full 2020 experience

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/3092627/covid-19-and-now-floods-wuhan-first-epicentre-pandemic-braces

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Covid-19 and now floods: Wuhan, first epicentre of the pandemic, braces again

Having weathered one major storm in 2020, in the form of an unprecedented health crisis, the central Chinese city faces another
Local residents and officials batten down the hatches as heavy rainfall swells the Yangtze River

Wuhan in central China is bracing for potentially devastating floods as intense downpours pound the surrounding region, threatening the metropolis of over 11 million people with a second disaster as it recovers from the Covid-19 outbreak.
Hubei province, of which Wuhan is the capital, has been hit by at least seven rounds of heavy rain since early June. Each of those has produced average cumulative rainfall of 55.3cm (21.8 inches) and flooded several cities, prompting the provincial government to raise its emergency response to the second-highest tier.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #3160 on: July 12, 2020, 06:00:33 AM »
It's weird that any place in the NH is forecast to get colder than -10C this summer weekend. Check it out.

https://www.windy.com/-Temperature-temp?temp,34.083,85.580,5,m:eEDaijr

I'm guessing the cold is primarily at pretty high Himalayan altitude.


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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #3161 on: July 12, 2020, 07:02:05 AM »
You have your flag pinned in the coldest point of the Himalayas so its a pretty good bet. ;)

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #3162 on: July 12, 2020, 09:06:09 AM »
It's weird that any place in the NH is forecast to get colder than -10C this summer weekend.
That's weird because?
Is that different from other summer weekends in years past? I assume you checked.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #3163 on: July 16, 2020, 05:00:31 AM »
This heat wave is going to be epic. Headed for the Great Lakes next.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #3164 on: July 16, 2020, 02:08:25 PM »
That 5 degree jump is pretty shocking even if it is Fahrenheit.
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« Reply #3165 on: July 16, 2020, 03:31:25 PM »
This heat wave is going to be epic. Headed for the Great Lakes next.

The Great Lakes has been in a two-week long heat wave already.  The forecast is for slightly cooling temps (~5F) in the coming week.

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« Reply #3166 on: July 18, 2020, 05:52:26 AM »
500 year rainfall event just north of me .
220 millimetres of rain fell in Whangārei from 7pm last night until around 7am this morning.
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"So to put that in perspective, that kind of event - getting 220mm of rain overnight - it has a return period of more than 500 years. So we're expecting that once in 500 years."
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/clean-up-begins-after-whang-rei-gets-220-millimetres-rain-overnight-metservice-says
Last summer was a  historic drought here we did have water restrictions  .