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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1150 on: May 04, 2016, 05:37:10 PM »
This is the pre-eminent example of an expanding Hadley Cell further into the mid-latitudes.  It was this exact same pattern, reproduced over a period of about 200 years that created the sand dunes of Nebraska during the medieval warm period.

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By working backward from the dunes’ pattern, they determined that the winds that created them must have come from the southwest out of what is now west Texas and New Mexico, a desert area that would not have brought moisture to Nebraska.

As the area dried, fewer plants survived, wetlands dried up and the soil retained less moisture. These conditions heated the land surface, further strengthening the southwesterly wind flow in a kind of intensifying feedback loop. As the drought worsened, grasses died off completely, allowing sand to blow in the strong wind.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1151 on: May 05, 2016, 05:32:03 PM »
Powerful photos show what it looks like when the world’s waters rise
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When most people think of climate change, they picture remote glaciers melting, or stranded polar bears, he says — not the people who are already being affected.
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« Reply #1152 on: May 07, 2016, 08:51:17 PM »
Will a weakening jetstream cause more frequent Omega Blocks -- and an increase in moodiness in people unaccustomed to the weather it brings?

Northeast Wet, Cloudy Streak to Finally End
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Parts of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions have been frozen in time with days upon days of rain and clouds since late April.

This type of persistent weather pattern can be mood altering for some. Many are asking what is going on with the weather lately and when will this relentless rain and cold come to an end.

How long has this streak gone on? Some in the Northeast have seen rain for 11 days in a row and haven't seen a day with relatively few clouds in the sky since mid-April.
https://weather.com/forecast/regional/news/maycoldwetforecastchangespattern
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« Reply #1153 on: May 07, 2016, 09:06:36 PM »
Northeast U.S.:  Some forecast outlets predicting 45+ days of 90°F (32°C) or more this summer.

Yearning for the summer sun? These outlooks predict it will be a scorcher in Washington, D.C.
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It’s unanimous among several private weather companies and the National Weather Service: Washington is in for a hotter than normal summer.

One of the strongest El Niños on record is on its way out and, often, summers following major El Niño events have simmered in the Mid-Atlantic.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/05/06/yearning-for-the-summer-sizzle-these-outlooks-predict-it-will-be-a-scorcher-in-d-c/
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« Reply #1154 on: May 07, 2016, 10:27:45 PM »
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Northeast U.S.:  Some forecast outlets predicting 45+ days of 90°F (32°C) or more this summer.

I hope it is 286 degrees C during the Republican convention in Cleveland, Ohio (in July).... :o
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« Reply #1155 on: May 08, 2016, 12:42:17 AM »
Second Warmest Start to the Year on Record for U.S.
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While the weather is chilly and rainy along much of the East Coast, the Lower 48 as a whole is having its second hottest year to date, thanks in large part to major western warmth, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday.

That warmth extended all the way up to Alaska, which is seeing its warmest year on record and temperatures far above normal.
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The warmth this year so far in Alaska has been extraordinary,” Crouch said. “The record warm April really was an exclamation point on the first four months of 2016.”

The mild April was a continuation of the exceptional warmth Alaska has seen all year. For the year-to-date, it measured an average temperature 11.4°F (6.3°C) above the 1925-2000 average. That bested the previous January-April record, set in 1981, by almost 3°F (1.5°C).

Temperatures for the next three months are expected to continue to be above average in Alaska, according to NOAA seasonal forecasts.

“A drastic pattern change would have to occur for the state to drop from the record warm levels,” Crouch said.
http://www.climatecentral.org/news/western-warmth-drives-temps-higher-20324
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1156 on: May 09, 2016, 07:31:02 PM »
Panasonic (Yes, Panasonic) May Have Created the World’s Best Weather Model
And it’s not sharing.
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What happens when you’ve cracked the code of the atmosphere, but you still have to report to shareholders?

Last month, the weather world was a bit stunned when, in an interview with Ars Technica, Panasonic (yes, the same Panasonic that made your TV) claimed its weather forecasting model is now among the world’s best—maybe the very best. Whether you’re a weather buff or merely a patron of our atmosphere, your first question might be: Why does Panasonic have a weather model in the first place—and what happens when a big storm hits? Will it share what it knows? (OK, that’s about three questions.)

This is the start of a new era for weather forecasting. If individual companies can now match or exceed governments when it comes to modeling our planet’s atmosphere, we may be in for a very interesting next few years.  ...
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2016/05/panasonic_says_it_s_created_the_world_s_best_weather_model.html
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« Reply #1157 on: May 10, 2016, 10:13:20 AM »
Here in Adelaide, South Australia the day our last coal fired powerstation was finally switched off - http://reneweconomy.com.au/2016/last-coal-fired-power-generator-in-south-australia-switched-off-88308.

We've had a big storm with associated storm surge 1 meter above the highest high tide.  A bit of an eye opener for some with coastal property of what is just around the corner.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/south-australia/wild-wind-rain-cause-flooding-and-damage-across-adelaide/news-story/4808ab8e20f3d1cc282a813e11c8b308

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1158 on: May 17, 2016, 02:56:10 AM »
Lightning strikes kill 65 people in four days in Bangladesh
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Deforestation has exacerbated the problem, with the lack of trees making farmers working in fields a target for lightning strikes.

Ahmed said that while lightning was common at this time of year, the number of fatalities was higher than usual. Last year, 274 people were killed by lightning.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/16/asia/bangladesh-lightning-kills/index.html
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« Reply #1159 on: May 18, 2016, 01:02:33 AM »
anti-cyclonic tornado makes an appearance in the U.S. May 9

https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=3303
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1160 on: May 18, 2016, 12:47:57 PM »
Sustained heavy storms hit Vero Beach, Florida yesterday, overnight, today:

Florida Storms Flip Plane, Produce Record Rainfall
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"With ample moisture in the atmosphere, slow moving thunderstorms have developed along a sea breeze boundary," said weather.com meteorologist Tom Moore. "Thunderstorms are clustering together and dumping locally heavy rain, and sometimes these converging winds along sea breeze boundaries can produce small tornadoes and funnel clouds."
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According to theNational Weather Service, Vero Beach had received 7.78 inches of rain by 5 p.m., breaking the daily record for the city by more than 6 inches - the previous daily record was 1.38 inches back in 1945.  The 7.78 inches also breaks the record for any day in May, which was set at 5.5 inches on  May 9,1979.

Those new records undoubtedly got even higher as the rain continued into the evening.

The Storm Prediction Center indicates a moderate risk of severe weather for most of the state, but, according to Moore, "a very large area of thunderstorms is approaching the west coast this evening, which could make matters worse and just add to the rainfall."
https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/florida-severe-storms-impacts-0
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1161 on: May 18, 2016, 08:01:44 PM »
I'm now getting 11.22 inches or 28.5 cm for Tue. with storms predicted through Sun.


http://www.wptv.com/news/region-indian-river-county/vero-beach/vero-beachs-record-rainfall-by-the-numbers


"Storms of my Grandchildren" or "Storms of Today"?


Could it be that Hansen was too conservative?


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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1162 on: May 19, 2016, 01:13:39 PM »
Bill McKibben:  Northern, central India "crippled" by heatwave, schools closed, temps touching 120F (49C)

Severe heat wave cripples parts of India, red alert in Delhi and 7 other states
As most of northern and central India reels under an intense heat wave, an orange alert was declared in New Delhi after the capital touched 47 degrees today.
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/severe-heat-wave-cripples-parts-of-india-orange-alert-in-delhi-red-alert-in-ahmedabad/1/671422.html
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« Reply #1163 on: May 20, 2016, 12:13:56 AM »
51°C = 123.8°F.  A brutal heatwave.

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India Met. Dept.: Phalodi in Rajasthan,  India recorded 51.0 Deg C  Temperature on 19 May, 2016, which is the highest ever recorded temperature in India.
https://twitter.com/indiametdept/status/733337080215015425
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« Reply #1164 on: May 21, 2016, 09:05:45 PM »
Sri Lanka landslides kill at least 73 with scores more missing
Torrential rains continue to deluge island nation, with hundreds of thousands in temporary shelters
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/21/sri-lanka-landslides-torrential-rains
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« Reply #1165 on: May 21, 2016, 09:32:32 PM »
India:  61% Rise In Heat-Stroke Deaths Over Decade
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There was a 61% increase in the number of deaths due to heat stoke across India between 2004 to 2013, according to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, with indications that these numbers represent a vast under-reporting.
 
More than 800 people have died this month in a wave of heat rippling across India, 550 in Andhra Pradesh and over 200 in Telangana, according to this DNA report.
 
Heat stroke is India’s second-deadliest natural calamity after lightning. It is caused when the body’s temperature rises to 40°C (104°F) or more, accompanied by delirium, seizures or coma. Heat stroke can be a fatal condition.
http://www.indiaspend.com/cover-story/61-rise-in-heat-stroke-deaths-over-decade-60404
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« Reply #1166 on: May 21, 2016, 09:42:59 PM »
In the mean time in Sweden. A beautiful saturday evening. A little bit cold but that's ok in this time of year. Nothing to write about. But Sweden is amongst the worst polluting countries in the world today.

I am reading about what happening in Canada and India and elsewhere and that is scary. But not here. Not just yet. A weird feeling.

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« Reply #1167 on: May 27, 2016, 04:05:42 AM »
Strong storms training over same areas in Texas.

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Brenham, Texas has received 12.84" of rain over the last 7 hours. Significant flooding is occurring in the region.
https://twitter.com/hfsweather/status/736004484363649025
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6"-12" of rain has fallen today in areas north & west of Houston, Texas. Widespread flooding, water rescues ongoing
https://twitter.com/severestudios/status/736006146096406528
http://www.khou.com/weather/possible-tornado-hits-bryancollege-station-area/216188498
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« Reply #1169 on: May 28, 2016, 01:01:43 AM »
Record rains and flooding around Houston, Texas.

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Eric Holthaus:  Truly tremendous two-day rainfall totals near Houston. Now up to >20” in some spots, and it’s still raining.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/736327225566318592

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Eric Holthaus:  The north edge of Houston is being carved into islands by the ongoing flood. Back-to-back days of record rainfall.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/736325924958830592

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Jeff Lindner:  Major flooding in progress West Fork San Jac at Humble. Many subdivisions cut off. #houw #hounews
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Eric Holthaus:  Widespread major flooding ongoing & forecast for next few days near Houston.
Brazos River to crest >3ft above record
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/736328211991166976

http://abc13.com/weather/parts-of-southeast-texas-under-water/1358096/
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« Reply #1170 on: May 28, 2016, 10:09:48 PM »
It has been the wettest year ever for several U.S. states.

The Major Flash Floods That Have Hit Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas Since March 2015
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Adding further proof of how wet this region of the country has been, the 12-month period from May 2015 to April 2016 ranked as the wettest May-April 12-month period on record in Oklahoma, and the second wettest on record for Texas, Arkansas and Missouri. It was also the wettest such period in Illinois, South Dakota and Nebraska.
https://www.wunderground.com/news/flood-fatigue-2015-2016-texas-louisiana-oklahoma
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« Reply #1171 on: May 29, 2016, 06:49:31 PM »
Texas Flooding Kills 2, Leaves 3 Missing; Evacuations Underway
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Flooding in Bastrop damaged about 100 homes, prompting Bastrop County Judge Paul Pape to issue a disaster declaration, according to AP. He says more than 100 county roads have been barricaded and some roads had washed out. About 50 homes were evacuated overnight.

This is the fifth disaster declaration Pape has issued since the Memorial Day weekend of 2015. Four were due to widespread flooding and one was for fire damage.

"I've lived here 33 years and that's the most disaster declarations we've ever had in a 12 month period," said Pape.
https://weather.com/storms/tornado/news/plains-deadly-severe-weather-outbreak-flooding-tornado
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« Reply #1172 on: May 29, 2016, 10:19:50 PM »
Climate change is projected to increase the number of global lightning strikes and per the linked Scribbler article, yesterday Europe expired more than 330,000 lightning strikes in just eight hours:

https://robertscribbler.com/2016/05/29/fire-in-the-sky-more-than-330000-lightning-strikes-hit-europe-in-just-eight-hours/

Extract: "Fire in the Sky — More Than 330,000 Lightning Strikes Hit Europe in Just Eight Hours

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A widespread storm outbreak of this kind generating such a high number of lightning strikes and related casualties in a single day is not a normal event for the European Continent. That said, this type of event is likely to become more frequent due to a greenhouse gas related warming of our world."
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« Reply #1173 on: May 30, 2016, 10:03:14 PM »
Houses collapse during severe floods in southern Germany – video
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Footage shows collapsed buildings and cars buried under rubble, following violent storms that caused severe flooding in southern Germany on Monday. Four people have died and several more are injured. The scenes are from the streets of Braunsbach, which according to German media, have been strewn with debris after two streams burst their banks and unleashed floodwaters that brought down one house and damaged several other.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2016/may/30/houses-collapse-severe-floods-southern-germany-video


Four dead after severe floods hit southern Germany
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The head of one rural district in Schwäbisch Hall, Michael Knaus, said that more rain fell in the space of a few hours than normally falls over several months.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/30/four-dead-after-severe-floods-hit-southern-germany


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DEVASTATING STORMS THRASH GERMANY

More storms to come
Meteorological experts have forecasted more bad weather for the coming days. Storms and heavy rain are expected to occur almost all over Germany well into next week.
http://www.dw.com/en/heavy-rains-cause-deadly-flooding-in-southern-germany/a-19292399
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« Reply #1174 on: May 31, 2016, 06:37:53 PM »
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Stefan Rahmstorf:  Observed record-breaking daily rainfall events around the world. From Lehmann et al., Climatic Change 2015.
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« Reply #1175 on: June 01, 2016, 02:49:20 PM »
And now France:

France sees worst flooding since records began
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Scenes in parts of France looked like something straight out of a Jules Verne novel, with cars and houses under water after a deluge of rain.

Parts of Central and Northern France have been drenched by the downpour with water levels rising to over one and a half metres in some areas, in what is reported as the most rainfall for this time of year since records began.

A total of seven departments across the country had issued severe weather warnings, with the Loiret, one of the worst affected areas, being placed under red alert, an extremely rare event.
http://www.euronews.com/2016/05/31/france-sees-worst-flooding-since-records-began/
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« Reply #1176 on: June 02, 2016, 12:29:06 AM »
An "Omega Block."

Here's What Caused the Deadly Floods in Germany and France
https://weather.com/news/international/news/europe-flood-excessive-rain-blocking-pattern-germany-france
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« Reply #1177 on: June 02, 2016, 11:19:51 AM »
Still there.

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« Reply #1178 on: June 02, 2016, 11:28:59 AM »
Still there.

Sorry for off topic but being from the 'blighted' part of the UK ( Hebden Bridge if you want to see our floods since 2012!!) but maybe the impacts of low ice are a slow change and our impacts were a result of Kara/Barentsz since the start of the 2,000's and , since 2012, those forcing ramped up with Beaufort/Baffin/ESS and Chukchi throwing their weight in? To me more energy means change in amplitude/frequency of the Jet pattern shifting it further into Europe and off the UK??? ( though I hate for anyone to suffer as we have I think we need a break!!!!)
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« Reply #1179 on: June 02, 2016, 11:49:00 AM »
Still there.

this is a typical and very common "Genova Low Pressure System" (Genua Tief) which happens so often that it even got named. thing is, as we know, that warm air can keep and transport more water which is why the amount of water that's released when the airflow flows back against the Alps after surrounding them on the east side gets higher and higher. A very logical and direct relation go "Global Warming" while the pattern itself has been seen several times a year since we (humans) started to observe the larger weather patterns.

where the floods occur depends on the size of the cyclonic event, hence probably the level of low pressure and surrounding conditions. the last few heavy events took place in east germany "Oder Flut" and the likes. last time it was the "Elbe" river and the "Vltava" (Moldau) that jointly hit east germany and czech republic as the main victims, while this time the main event took place further south and further west.

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« Reply #1180 on: June 02, 2016, 01:49:18 PM »
Australia simmers through hottest autumn on record
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The Bureau of Meteorology has reported that for average temperatures across Australia, this has been the hottest March-May period ever recorded – beating the previous record, set in 2005, by more than 0.2℃.
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In the past few months, Australia has seen many extreme hot weather events. Melbourne experienced its warmest March night on record, while Sydney had a run of 39 days with daytime highs above 26℃, as the summer heat continued long into March.

But it’s the coral bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef that will likely linger in our memories the longest. Some 93% of the reef was found to be affected by bleaching and recent surveys have revealed that more than one-third of coral in the northern and central parts of the reef have died.

Without climate change, a bleaching event like this would be virtually impossible.
https://theconversation.com/australia-simmers-through-hottest-autumn-on-record-60329
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« Reply #1181 on: June 03, 2016, 01:27:52 AM »
Paris shuts Louvre museum to evacuate artworks as flood waters rise
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The Louvre will remain closed on Friday to allow staff to evacuate tens of thousands of “reserve” paintings and sculptures in its underground store rooms.
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The neighbouring Loiret region, home to the chateau of Chambord, saw the average rainfall of six weeks in just three days.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/paris-shuts-louvre-museum-to-evacuate-artworks-as-flood-waters-rise-a7061876.html
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1182 on: June 03, 2016, 02:53:31 AM »
3 Fort Hood soldiers dead, 6 missing amid Texas flooding
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As of May 29, Texas had been inundated with more than 35 trillion gallons of rain, enough to cover the entire state in almost 8 inches, according to the National Weather Service.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/02/us/texas-floods/index.html
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1183 on: June 04, 2016, 03:44:53 AM »
Historic Deluge Hits Texas.  Houston, You Have a Problem.
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The triangle between Houston, Dallas, and Austin/San Antonio is sometimes known as flash flood alley, but this is getting to be a bit ridiculous.

At one point on Thursday, flash flood watches covered more than 183,000 square miles of Texas, an area about the size of Germany and England combined. More than 15 inches of rain fell just northeast of Houston in a span of 12 hours on Thursday, just a few days after more than 20 inches fell in two days northwest of the city—the region’s second 100-year rainstorm in less than a week. (Statistically, a 100-year rainstorm is a rainfall event that has a 1 percent likelihood of occurring in a given year based on that region’s climate history.) The Brazos River west of Houston has crested more than four feet higher than previous record levels.
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Houston is a case study in what happens when a changing climate crashes head-on with a city that hasn’t done anything to stop it.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/06/03/historic_floods_in_houston_texas.html
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1184 on: June 05, 2016, 10:37:32 PM »
Australia's East Coast from Queensland to Southern Tasmania has been hammered by torrential rain and strong winds.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-05/hundreds-ordered-to-evacuate-as-wild-weather-intensifies-in-nsw/7478544

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1185 on: June 06, 2016, 12:51:58 PM »
For a second day.  With king tides on Sunday.

Sydney wipeout: Residents evacuated, coastlines eroded as wild storms hit NSW
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Residents were being evacuated from low-lying areas around Sydney on Sunday night and huge seas were threatening to engulf coastal homes as wild storms battered the state for a second day.

From Lismore in the north to Wollongong in the south, streets and homes were flooded as torrential rain from an east coast low dumped about 150 millimetres in Sydney over the weekend and wind gusts of up to 120km/h brought down power lines and trees and lifted roofs.
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More than 9000 calls for assistance had been taken by the State Emergency Service by late on Sunday.

The SES also carried out 270 rescues in flooded areas.
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Waves as high as 13 metres were measured off the coast causing significant erosion. Beachfront houses at Collaroy lost about five metres of their front yards in the storms, according to the University of NSW's Water Research Laboratory. ...

Senior research associate Mitchell Harley said such extreme erosion has not been seen in the Narrabeen-Collaroy area since 1974. Home foundations built right on the shore were exposed and sea walls put in place in the 1960s and 1970s emerged as the waves stripped the beach of sand, he said.
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-wipeout-residents-evacuated-coastlines-eroded-as-wild-storms-hit-nsw-20160605-gpc5en.html
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1186 on: June 09, 2016, 03:20:45 AM »
For January to May 2016, most of Alaska has maxed out NOAA’s color scale.  Easily the warmest year on record there.

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NOAA data guru @DekeArndt on extreme temps in Alaska : "When #climate laughs at your choices for color scale."
https://twitter.com/climatesignals/status/740595391041654784
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1187 on: June 11, 2016, 01:54:45 AM »
Included:  the most amazing “driving stupidly into deep water" video since that guy in Texas.

Flooding takes over south London after nearly 1 month's rain falls in under 2 hours
http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/south-london-flooding-video-one-months-worth-of-rain-storms/58009376
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1188 on: June 11, 2016, 05:24:12 PM »
The mindset of that driver is very similar to climate change denial.  There is clear and present danger ahead and he can avoid it, but he is in a hurry. He believes that the 3000pounds of formed metal powered by dead dinosaurs is enough to overcome nature. The outcome was perfectly predictable by any outside observer, but the human driver believed he is more powerful than nature. He just accelerates towards it like there is no tomorrow.
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1189 on: June 11, 2016, 05:39:06 PM »
The mindset of that driver is very similar to climate change denial.  There is clear and present danger ahead and he can avoid it, but he is in a hurry. He believes that the 3000pounds of formed metal powered by dead dinosaurs is enough to overcome nature. The outcome was perfectly predictable by any outside observer, but the human driver believed he is more powerful than nature. He just accelerates towards it like there is no tomorrow.

The mind sees what it wants to see, and disregards the rest.
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1190 on: June 11, 2016, 05:50:02 PM »
The mindset of that driver is very similar to climate change denial.  There is clear and present danger ahead and he can avoid it, but he is in a hurry. He believes that the 3000pounds of formed metal powered by dead dinosaurs is enough to overcome nature. The outcome was perfectly predictable by any outside observer, but the human driver believed he is more powerful than nature. He just accelerates towards it like there is no tomorrow.

Nice analogy, Archimid!
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1191 on: June 14, 2016, 04:02:50 AM »
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Bill McKibben:  'Rare, dangerous, and deadly heat' forecast for Phoenix Fri/Sat, where [Democratic platform committee] will be discussing climate …
https://twitter.com/billmckibben/status/742513625882071040

Weekend mega-ridge will create ‘very dangerous heat’ and topple records in Arizona
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All-time records for high temperatures could be broken over the weekend in parts of Arizona and Southern California as a mega-ridge of high pressure strengthens over the Southwest. Afternoon temperatures could reach 120 degrees in the hottest locations, and forecasters are asking people to have a plan for how to stay cool.

An excessive heat watch is in effect for over 55,000 square miles of Arizona and southeastern California, including Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma. High temperatures are expected to reach 105 to 110 degrees Friday, 110 to 115 degrees Saturday and peak heat — 115 to 120 degrees — Sunday.

Five days out, the Phoenix office of the National Weather Service is already using strong language to describe the looming heatwave. In the Phoenix area, the Weather Service is cautioning that the magnitude of this heat is “rare, dangerous, and deadly.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/06/13/weekend-mega-ridge-will-create-very-dangerous-heat-and-topple-records-in-arizona/
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1192 on: June 16, 2016, 02:40:25 AM »
New record for warmest daily low ever recorded in Antarctic, smashed existing mark by 'amazing margin.'

U.S. Heat Builds: Parts of Southwest May Approach All-Time June Highs
https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/us-heat-builds-parts-of-southwest-may-approach-alltime-june-highs
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1193 on: June 16, 2016, 11:36:33 PM »
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GFS & ECMWF ensembles agree that blistering Western U.S. heatwave will persist for 10+ days. #CAwx #CAfire #AZwx
https://twitter.com/weather_west/status/743505379812737025
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1194 on: June 17, 2016, 10:01:57 PM »
How global warming may push the Southwest U.S. heatwave past an extremely rare threshold
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This weekend, 500-millibar geopotential height is expected to be outside our normal climate range, according to large group of computer model simulations. In other words, the models predict this ridge will be more extreme than anything observed in this particular climate data set that dates back to 1979.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/06/17/how-global-warming-may-push-the-southwest-heatwave-past-an-extremely-rare-threshold/
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1195 on: June 18, 2016, 12:59:09 PM »
Shattered records show climate change is an emergency today, scientists warn
Unprecedented temperature levels mean more heatwaves, flooding, wildfires and hurricanes as experts say global warming is here and affecting us now
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“The impacts of human-caused climate change are no longer subtle – they are playing out, in real time, before us,” says Prof Michael Mann, at Penn State University in the US. “They serve as a constant reminder now of how critical it is that we engage in the actions necessary to avert ever-more dangerous and potentially irreversible warming of the planet.”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/17/shattered-records-climate-change-emergency-today-scientists-warn
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1196 on: June 18, 2016, 04:27:42 PM »
Weird weather: very hot, dry air and very strong winds generated by a thunderstorm when precipitation doesn't reach the ground (virga).

Heat Bursts: The Phenomenon Behind Weird Nighttime Temperature Spikes
https://www.wunderground.com/news/heat-bursts-thunderstorms-explained
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1197 on: June 19, 2016, 07:21:16 PM »
Indonesia: Floods, landslides kill 35
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At least 35 people have died after heavy rains and floods triggered landslides in the Indonesian province of Central Java.
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June is usually relatively dry in the region, but the National Climatology, Meteorology and Geophysics Agency has issued a warning for potential rain for late June and early July in five provinces.

High tides and waves are also predicted for the southern coast of Sumatra, Java and East Nusa Tenggara.

Nugroho said the weather anomaly is the result of several factors -- including warm sea temperatures and the massive flow of moist air from the Indian Ocean -- converging in Sumatra and Kalimantan, resulting to unstable atmospheric conditions and increased rainfall.
http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/19/asia/indonesia-central-java-landslides/index.html
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1198 on: June 20, 2016, 12:53:21 PM »
U.S.:  Intense Heatwave Kills Four, Feeds Southwest Wildfires
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Scalding heat killed at least four people this weekend in Arizona and was stoking at least five major wildfires across the desert Southwest, authorities said Sunday.

Excessive heat warnings blanketed Southern California and Arizona, where temperatures soared into the triple digits Sunday and were expected to remain there until Monday, according to the National Weather Service. "The interior areas will remain dangerously hot," the NWS said.

The heat will remain constant in the West and expand into the middle of the country by midweek, said Reynolds Wolf, a meteorologist for The Weather Channel.
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/crews-fighting-southwest-wildfires-prepare-excessive-heat-n595201
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1199 on: June 20, 2016, 05:09:54 PM »
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Scalding heat killed at least four people this weekend in Arizona

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