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Daniel B.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1751 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 #1752 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 #1753 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
https://twitter.com/climatologist49/status/953682921411391488
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1754 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/

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

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 #1755 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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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1756 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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