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« Reply #1500 on: May 08, 2017, 11:04:09 PM »
Yeah, but I'm not the closest one. The south China incident has e.g. been reported here: http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/hong-kong-flooding-rain/26703868

The gentleman's agreement assumed here is that whoever is closest to the incident may have the best sources and may provide the most competent perspective on the tragedy. We can't all follow all the weather extremes all over the World all the time, but we should be able to support each other from time to time with a reflected view on weird wether.

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« Reply #1501 on: May 08, 2017, 11:13:14 PM »
 Okay, makes sense. Anyway thanks for the link. Stalled front and lots of tropical moisture sounds like a good recipe for disaster.

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« Reply #1502 on: May 08, 2017, 11:22:35 PM »
Oren, your quick analysis is full of crap!

The incident I linked to was three years old!.

The real incident was reported here: http://earth-chronicles.com/natural-catastrophe/flooding-in-china-4.html

Why don't you leave the reporting and the analysis to local experts...

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« Reply #1503 on: May 08, 2017, 11:33:19 PM »
Whatever, had not intended to offend you. Didn't notice the link was old.

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« Reply #1504 on: May 08, 2017, 11:50:32 PM »
IMHO Rosby waves slowing down may have contributed to the mess...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/flood-quebec-ontario-1.4098915
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« Reply #1505 on: May 09, 2017, 12:33:03 AM »
Massive hailstorm near Denver, Colorado.

"Highways covered in #hail from massive hailstorm in #Denver. Severe T-storm Watch in effect until 8pMT. #COwx"
https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/status/861697077394505730

And a tornado, also:
"Tornado Warning for Arapahoe and Elbert Counties in CO until 3:30 PM MDT"
https://twitter.com/weatherchannel/status/861684748871114752
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« Reply #1506 on: May 09, 2017, 12:42:43 AM »
IMHO Rosby waves slowing down may have contributed to the mess...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/flood-quebec-ontario-1.4098915



I'm not that far west of Toronto & didn't notice a thing.


FWIW
I'll be dining with a Chinese gal on the 10th that keeps in touch with her parents, not impossible she'd have inside info?
 440mm in 7 hours should have made some kind of splash. :-[


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« Reply #1507 on: May 09, 2017, 03:15:09 AM »
"...family in Denver got nailed today"
https://twitter.com/jdownman/status/861737619276910592

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« Reply #1508 on: May 09, 2017, 02:43:01 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?
Just post us the link(s) and voila - it's on the thread...  ;)

Funny how that works.   ::)

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« Reply #1509 on: May 09, 2017, 03:12:44 PM »
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« Reply #1510 on: May 09, 2017, 04:48:06 PM »
IMHO Rosby waves slowing down may have contributed to the mess...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/flood-quebec-ontario-1.4098915



I'm not that far west of Toronto & didn't notice a thing.


FWIW
I'll be dining with a Chinese gal on the 10th that keeps in touch with her parents, not impossible she'd have inside info?
 440mm in 7 hours should have made some kind of splash. :-[


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Read all about it:- (yes you have to go to New Delhi TV to read about rain in China)

http://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/video-chinese-couple-gets-married-despite-rain-flooding-wedding-venue-1691371
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« Reply #1511 on: May 10, 2017, 10:25:09 AM »
Here's how one of our tv-weather casters reacted to the temperatures this morning. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154301287600356&id=266438865355

I had to record this. Photo quality is bad. May 10th. 6 weeks to 'midsummer'
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« Reply #1512 on: May 11, 2017, 01:59:16 AM »
meanwhile here in drought -ridden norn. ireland it is raining over Lough neagh .. Europoe's largest lake by area . i have never seen a shower sit over the lake .. taking the shape of the lough and lasting some time .. the last 2 hours of radar at least !
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« Reply #1513 on: May 18, 2017, 04:09:08 AM »
At Least 2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Tornadoes Hit Wisconsin, Oklahoma
At least two people were killed and dozens of others injured Tuesday after tornadoes tore through a mobile home park in Wisconsin and a subdivision in Oklahoma.

There were 26 reports of tornadoes Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service, as a massive severe storm system tore through an area from the South Plains of Texas to the Great Lakes....
https://weather.com/news/news/severe-storms-tornadoes-heavy-rain-us-plains-midwest-impacts
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« Reply #1514 on: May 18, 2017, 07:15:03 PM »
Choose your extreme!  :o

U.S.:  A major winter storm is bringing feet of snow to the Rockies, while next door in the Plains, a rare high risk area for severe thunderstorms and possible long-track tornadoes has been issued.

Winter Storm Valerie Bringing Feet of Snow to Wyoming, Colorado Mountains; Denver's Latest-in-Season Snow Event in 42 Years Ahead
   •   The heavy, wet snow accumulations combined with increasing winds could damage tree limbs and cause power outages, particularly in southeast Wyoming and northern Colorado (including the Front Range urban corridor).
   •   Road closures are likely in Wyoming, including Interstate 80 between Laramie and Cheyenne and possibly Interstate 25 in southeast Wyoming.
https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/winter-storm-valerie-rockies-snow-forecast-mid-may-2017


Tornado Outbreak Likely Thursday as Next Round of Severe Thunderstorms Moves Into the Plains
A dangerous setup for severe thunderstorms is expected to bring a tornado outbreak Thursday to many of the same areas of the Plains states that were hit by tornadoes and severe storms Tuesday.
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The ingredients are in place for dangerous thunderstorms to develop Thursday afternoon into evening. This has prompted the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) to issue a rare high risk area for severe thunderstorms for portions of central and southern Kansas into northern and western Oklahoma for Thursday. This is the area where widespread severe thunderstorms are expected, of which some storms could be particularly intense and long-lived.
https://weather.com/storms/tornado/news/severe-storms-tornadoes-heavy-rain-central-us-mid-may-2017


Oh, and the eastern U.S. is baking in record, summer-like heat:
https://weather.com/forecast/regional/news/east-record-highs-mid-may-weather-pattern-change
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« Reply #1515 on: May 22, 2017, 02:34:06 AM »
"Heavy rainfall expected from Texas to southern New England through Wednesday evening. Flash flooding will be a concern."
https://twitter.com/nwswpc/status/866412899002134531

Precipitation, in inches:
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« Reply #1516 on: May 22, 2017, 03:03:38 AM »
Parts of Texas and the Southeast can sure use [at least some of] the rain. May 16 Drought Monitor screen shot:
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« Reply #1517 on: May 22, 2017, 07:42:33 PM »
Parts of Texas and the Southeast can sure use [at least some of] the rain. May 16 Drought Monitor screen shot:


With 125 active wildfires burning in Florida, officials say the state is in "the middle of its worst wildfire season in years."
May is traditionally one of Florida’s driest months, Putnam said, and forecasters anticipate conditions will only get drier and warmer heading into late spring and early summer. Considering the dangers, Gov. Rick Scott issued a wildfire-related state of emergency declaration on April 11. That declaration remains in place. The last time the state had to issue an emergency executive order related to wildfires was June 2011, Putnam said.

According to the Florida Forest Service, there were 125 active wildfires burning across the state on lands under its jurisdiction as of 7:30 a.m. Monday. The fires affected an estimated 31,154 acres. Twenty-seven of those fires, including Pasco’s Anclote Branch blaze, were deemed major, spanning 100 acres or more. State officials also reported there were four fires burning on federal lands in Florida. Those blazes span some 153,746 acres.

As of Monday, 2,000 wildfires had been reported across the Sunshine State since 2017 began. Putnam reported that more than 150,000 acres have burned....
https://patch.com/florida/southtampa/florida-fire-125-blazes-worst-wildfire-season
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« Reply #1518 on: May 23, 2017, 12:49:09 PM »
Fascinating upward lightning in Oklahoma May 18th 2017:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FqnQXRaSw28
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« Reply #1519 on: May 25, 2017, 01:02:56 AM »
Hailstorm that hammered west metro Denver May 8 is costliest ever for Colorado
The storm caused $1.4 billion in damages, with an estimated 200,000 combined auto and homeowners insurance claims to be filed
The hailstorm that pounded west metro Denver with golf ball- and baseball-sized stones on May 8 will rank as the most expensive catastrophe in state history, according to estimates Tuesday from the Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association.

The insurance industry trade group estimates that more than 150,000 auto insurance claims and more than 50,000 homeowners insurance claims will be filed, resulting in $1.4 billion in insured losses.

“It isn’t an exact science, and we try to be conservative,” said Carole Walker, executive director of the trade group. “The cost of claims will likely go up.”

At $1.4 billion, the storm will surpass the $1.1 billion in damage claims, adjusted for inflation, that a storm on July 11, 1990, generated and the $845.5 million in claims tied to a storm on July 20, 2009.

It will also be three times more expensive than the state’s most damaging wildfire, which destroyed 346 homes in the Waldo Canyon area of Colorado Springs in June 2012 and generated $453.7 million in payouts at the time.
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One factor that sets the May 8 storm apart from earlier ones is that it is on track to generate more auto claims ($710 million) than home claims ($704 million).

“It is a high number of auto claims as opposed to home,” said Walker.

Farmers Insurance Group has seen about 60 percent of damage claims come in on the auto side and 40 percent on the home side, said Carrie Bonney, a spokeswoman for the insurer. Normally, the split is in the other direction.

Part of that reflects the storm’s timing. Cars were out in the open at workplace parking lots or on roads during early rush-hour traffic.

Also, Angela Thorpe, a spokeswoman with State Farm, said the path of the storm took it through areas with a heavy concentration of multifamily housing, where fewer carports and garages are available to shelter vehicles from the elements.

The storm also carried a big punch, with stones so large in some areas that they didn’t just dent hoods and roofs, but shattered and punched through windshields.

About half of the cars reporting damage aren’t drivable, Walker said. That requires providing replacement vehicles, adding to claim costs....
http://www.denverpost.com/2017/05/23/hailstorm-costliest-ever-metro-denver/
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« Reply #1520 on: May 25, 2017, 03:19:51 AM »
Holy crap.... :o
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« Reply #1521 on: May 29, 2017, 08:35:28 PM »
Moscow storm: 11 killed as high winds strike Russian capital
Most fatalities are reported to have been caused by falling trees

At least 11 people died when a severe thunderstorm hit the Russian capital Moscow, health officials say.  Hundreds of trees were toppled by the storm, and more than 50 people sought medical help.

Reports say that electrical cables were damaged as Moscow was lashed with high winds, hail and torrential rain.

The winds of up to 110 km/h (70 mph) were described by meteorologists as extremely rare for the city, and caused structural damage to buildings.

If the death toll of 11 is confirmed - and some officials give a lower figure - it would be the deadliest storm in the city for more than 100 years.
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40086616
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« Reply #1522 on: May 30, 2017, 02:56:22 PM »
Incredible video from the Moscow storm. (The spinning crane clip is sped up.)

Hurricane in Moscow today. 11 killed, 70 injured so far. Unprecedented and unexpected.
https://twitter.com/arturpetrosyan/status/869260920383578113
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« Reply #1523 on: June 03, 2017, 11:42:48 PM »
Mid-USA just went through a 2nd, 100 year flood in 15 months.  While the 5-day future forecast gave people time to sandbag and prepare it was disheartening and depressing.  Clean up continues while questions, of how many more 100 yr., 500yr. or worse floods are coming, remain.  People far away from coasts are facing a stay or go decision now.  For them the rising tide has already come.     

Will future forecasts be able to take into account jet stream loops elongated and intensified beyond historical precedent?  Will the historical jet stream survive, morph into something unknown, or just disappear? 

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« Reply #1524 on: June 04, 2017, 09:23:48 PM »
Debated whether this should go in the Denial thread, instead. :o

Andy Cole:  This might be my new favorite headline/photo combo ever.
https://twitter.com/andycole84/status/871380421895831552
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« Reply #1525 on: June 04, 2017, 10:56:17 PM »
I did notice that he was not bagging his leaves or clippings.  8)

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« Reply #1526 on: June 06, 2017, 03:18:55 PM »
Video: Freak weather phenomenon hit the Dutch coast and was followed by huge thunderstorm
The freak weather phenomenon, called a “meteotsunami”, occurred near Amsterdam off the country’s north coast on Monday morning.
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Meteosunamis are caused by rapid changes in atmospheric pressure that displace bodies of water and often signal an upcoming thunder storm.

Video shot from the balcony of a flat in the coastal resort of Zandvoort shows the huge wave sweeping away objects on the beach and flooding the area.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3705114/dramatic-moment-rare-seven-foot-mini-tsunami-sweeps-away-boats-chairs-and-parasols-on-a-beach-in-holland/
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« Reply #1527 on: June 07, 2017, 04:07:27 AM »
Michael Mann discusses climate change induced extreme events in the two linked March 2017 videos:


“Climate Change 2017: Dr Michael Mann (Part I) (March 2017)“

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ7PzHJHzLQ

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“Extreme Weather Events & Climate Change: Dr Michael Mann (Part II) (March 2017)”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7M5otq_EUk

Edit: In the first video Mann notes that with a few more years we could tip the WAIS into unstoppable ice mass loss (sufficient to raise sea level many meters).
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« Reply #1528 on: June 08, 2017, 02:51:11 AM »
Cape Town storm: Eight killed as drought ends
The storm comes two weeks after the region declared a drought disaster.
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It is the worst winter storm for 30 years, according to the South African Weather Service, while local media have dubbed it "the mother of all storms".
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In May, the Western Cape province declared a drought disaster after two reservoirs had completely dried up. It was said to have been the region's worst drought in more than a century.

Several other southern African nations were also affected by the two-year drought, which was caused by the El Nino climate phenomenon.
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40185177

Mike Seidel:  Watch this guy drive into the worst winter storm in Cape Town in 30 years. 8 dead, thousands displaced....
https://mobile.twitter.com/garyszatkowski/status/872607253513240576
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« Reply #1529 on: June 16, 2017, 12:51:36 AM »
The southwest U.S. is setting up for a record heatwave.

Eric Holthaus: 
- Since 1895, Tucson has recorded temperatures at 114°F or hotter only 8 times. That'll happen at least 3 more times in the next week....
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/875422306666815488

- Between 1951-1980 & 1981-2010, the average number of days at or above 100°F in Tucson increased by 55%. An already hot place getting hotter.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/875424277545099265

- After decades of warming, this will literally be the longest, most intense heat wave in Tucson history. I'm a meteorologist. This is my job.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/875448014516625408
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« Reply #1530 on: June 16, 2017, 01:02:51 AM »
Absolutely WILD lack of humidity in Tucson, AZ this afternoon. 103°F (39.4°C) with a dew point of -11°F (-23.9°C). That's a relative humidity of 1.25%!
https://twitter.com/edvalleewx/status/875486561860759552
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« Reply #1531 on: June 16, 2017, 01:09:35 AM »
That sure is getting hot! 42 C (107.6 F) is the hottest I have ever experienced when I was visiting Australia. I noted the official highest recorded temperature is still 56.7°C (134°F), which was measured on 10 July 1913 at Greenland Ranch, Death Valley, California, USA.

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« Reply #1532 on: June 17, 2017, 07:50:33 PM »
Slightly belatedly, news that the Hudson Bay Railway to Churchill has been washed away:

http://globalnews.ca/news/3516324/train-to-churchill-man-suspended-indefinitely-after-flooding-damage/

The only ground transportation to Churchill on the coast of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba has been suspended indefinitely and is not expected to resume until winter.

The owners of the Hudson Bay Railway line say flooding that submerged a section of the track and stopped service on May 23 has caused severe damage.

“A preliminary assessment … indicates that the track bed has been washed away in 19 locations. Five bridges are visibly damaged and an additional 30 bridges and 600 culverts … will need to be further assessed for structural integrity,” Omnitrax Inc. said in a news release Friday.

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« Reply #1533 on: June 24, 2017, 12:24:25 AM »
World record hottest overnight low temperature: 111°F in Oman on June 17
A World Record Low Humidity? 116°F With a 0.36% Humidity in Iran
https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/world-record-low-humidity-116f-036-humidity-iran
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« Reply #1534 on: June 28, 2017, 03:41:09 PM »
Because lightning, flooding, derechos.  A weather explainer:

Mesoscale Convective Systems: Why Thunderstorm Clusters Are Both Important and Dangerous
Thunderstorms can be hazardous enough. Sometimes they combine into a large cluster spread over multiple states.

Known as mesoscale convective systems (MCS), these thunderstorm clusters are smaller than low-pressure systems with cold and warm fronts, but larger in scale than any single thunderstorm.

They may even grow large enough to affect the weather for the next day in the surrounding area....
https://weather.com/science/weather-explainers/news/mcs-thunderstorm-clusters-flash-flooding-high-winds-derecho
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« Reply #1535 on: July 03, 2017, 02:49:40 PM »
“The June heat waves that impacted much of the UK and Western Europe were made more intense because of climate change, say scientists.”

'Very strong' climate change signal in record June heat
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40449234
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« Reply #1536 on: July 07, 2017, 07:42:40 PM »
U.S.:
High temp records threatened at virtually every location today in Southern California as heat wave peaks
https://twitter.com/passantino/status/883350089065877504

Parts of 20 states just had their hottest first-half-of-the-year on record.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/883367941860995073

The U.S. has had the second-hottest first half of the year on record according to new @NOAANCEIclimate data
https://twitter.com/blkahn/status/883342515818160128

@NOAANCEIclimate Every state has been hotter than average this year except Washington and Oregon. Four Southeast states have been record warm
https://twitter.com/blkahn/status/883344434095693824
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« Reply #1537 on: July 08, 2017, 03:24:42 AM »
NWS Phoenix, Arizona: We've set a new record high temp. of 116F[46.7°C] for #Phoenix for this date. Breaks the old record of 115F 1st set in 1905! #azheat #azwx
https://twitter.com/nwsphoenix/status/883436769273884672

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« Reply #1538 on: July 08, 2017, 01:31:36 PM »
Guhhhhh....

I was outside a lot today spraying the house with water trying to keep it from reaching 30 inside. Luckily the monsoon has just barely started so wet bulb determines that waterspray should reach about 73F.

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« Reply #1539 on: July 09, 2017, 12:44:30 AM »
Nearly 2,000 firefighters battling out-of-control wildfires in B.C.
Province in state of emergency as more than 7,000 people are forced from their homes


"A state of emergency remains in effect for all of B.C., giving the government special authority to respond to the fires. Such a state hasn't been declared province-wide since the summer of 2003, when 2,500 fires broke out."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-wildfires-1.4196204

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« Reply #1540 on: July 23, 2017, 04:29:18 PM »
Hottest day ever in Shanghai as heat wave bakes China
SHANGHAI: Shanghai sweltered under a new record high of 40.9°C (105°F) on Friday (Jul 21), authorities said as they issued a weather "red alert" over a stubborn heat wave that has plagued much of the country.

Hospitals in the city have reported increased numbers of patients suffering from heat-related illnesses, according to state media, and the Shanghai zoo said it was putting large blocks of ice into some animal enclosures to help them beat the heat, while providing frozen apples to its pandas.

China's most populous city has baked under soaring summer temperatures for more than two weeks and Friday afternoon reached the hottest point since the establishment of its benchmark weather station in 1872, the municipal weather bureau said.

Other areas of China also have seen records set in recent weeks, in what has been a torrid summer so far for much of the country, while large areas of south-central China have endured raging floods from torrential rain....
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/hottest-day-ever-in-shanghai-as-heat-wave-bakes-china-9052556
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1541 on: July 24, 2017, 10:00:05 PM »
Most of the global top 20% are 'fiddling as Rome burns'!

https://robertscribbler.com/2017/07/24/european-heat-drought-fires-bite-deep-as-1-million-impacted-by-water-rationing-in-rome/

European Heat, Drought, Fires Bite Deep as 1 Million Impacted by Water Rationing in Rome
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1542 on: July 25, 2017, 07:03:43 PM »
"Parts of Las Vegas got about 9 months worth of rainfall this morning (3"). Flash flooding ongoing in the driest big city in the country."
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/889866053743812608


https://www.reviewjournal.com/weather/widespread-flooding-reported-in-las-vegas-valley-photos/
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« Reply #1543 on: July 27, 2017, 10:05:13 PM »
Miami is having its hottest July ever...every day has hit 90+ (32.2+°C). It's also having its hottest year.
More info: http://wapo.st/2uCm0aQ
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1545 on: July 29, 2017, 01:41:12 AM »
U.S. records, and the Pacific experiences Fujiwhara x 2

7 Odd Weather Events Happening This Week
https://weather.com/news/news/strange-weather-events-late-july-2017
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1546 on: July 29, 2017, 03:22:10 PM »
I live in Kent, U.K. and spent most of my formative years in Sheerness.  I often visit Sheerness and can confirm anecdotally what the local government says that the sea level there has risen since the 1950s.
Over the last 45 years, climate change in Kent has largely been  in line with UK-wide climatic trends.

    Between 1961 and 2006, average temperatures rose annually in the UK, between 1.0°C and 1.7°C, in all 4 seasons. In the south east, our temperatures have generally increased more than has been seen further north.
    Since the mid-20th century average sea levels have risen around the south east coastline by about 1mm per year, a rate which has increased in the 1990s and 2000s.
    Over the past 45 years, the south east has experienced an increase in the amount of winter rain that falls in heavy downpours, while summer rainfall has decreased.
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Apart from severe weather events, gradual changes have been recorded in Kent which suggest that climate change is already having an impact on the county. They include:

    sea level rise at Sheerness
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During my 71 years I have noticed that the sea walls on the Isle of Sheppey have been raised at least 3 times since the floods of 1953.  Kent is sinking (it was like that when I got here, honest) which affects the apparent sea level.  That said, in my not so humble opinion the current sea defences will fail next time we get a northerly gale, a North sea swell and a spring tide.  That was what we well and truly got in 1953.  Luckily, the flood-water only just reached our house, but many homes were wrecked and some people lost their lives.

To the point: climate change will, not may, make it one day economically infeasible to protect the Isle of Sheppey any longer.
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1547 on: July 29, 2017, 03:36:43 PM »
Sea level rise in the South of England is being amplified by isostatic rebound of the ground, caused by the loss of ice since the Ice Age. The Thames barrier is being closed increasingly often as a result.


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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1548 on: July 29, 2017, 05:22:12 PM »
Sea level rise in the South of England is being amplified by isostatic rebound of the ground, caused by the loss of ice since the Ice Age. The Thames barrier is being closed increasingly often as a result.




In 1953 floods affected the whole east coast, the Thames estuary, London and beyond.

In response to this dire emergency the Thames barrier became operational in 1984, protecting London by ensuring that tidal surges go up the river Medway instead of the Thames.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1549 on: August 05, 2017, 08:39:22 PM »
At the #northpole with #quark #northpolesummit. Was raining earlier!
https://twitter.com/moraymo/status/893805339950411778
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