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« Reply #1550 on: August 05, 2017, 11:21:22 PM »
Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona’s Monstrous Monsoons

"The new study was published in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology. Using more detailed and localized precipitation information than is standard for weather data, Castro’s team compared monsoon rainfall throughout the Southwest from two periods — 1950 to 1970 and 1991 to 2010. The team found that Phoenix and many of the state’s low deserts saw rain falling in much more intense bursts. This happened even as the daily average rainfall across most of Arizona decreased by as much as 30 percent in some places."

http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warming-fueling-arizonas-monstrous-monsoons-21679

Actually, the extreme weather in Cali and Az is partly because of the Rediculously Resilent Ridge, a stationary high pressure zone off the coast of Russia/Alaska, that forces the weather patterns south. we have been getting "winter" pressure fronts from Alaska all through the year now, even during monsoon season. The regular stationary high that typically centers over Four Corners country has been displaced completely the last three years, giving northern Az, cooler and wetter summers, even as peak temps have gone up.

http://weatherwest.com/

"What’s causing this extreme inland heat and unusual/uncomfortable SoCal humidity? An unusually persistent ridge has developed somewhat to the west of its typical summertime position over the Desert Southwest, which has favored the occurrence of numerous heatwaves across the CA interior."

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« Reply #1551 on: August 08, 2017, 06:36:13 PM »
In the linked article, Scribbler discusses some of the impacts on North America of current extreme weather:

Title: "Smoke Blankets Western North America, 106 F Temps in Portland, Flash Northern Plains Drought Threatens U.S. Wheat Crop"

https://robertscribbler.com/2017/08/07/smoke-blankets-western-north-america-106-f-temps-in-portland-flash-northern-plains-drought-threatens-u-s-wheat-crop/
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« Reply #1552 on: August 09, 2017, 03:03:13 AM »
"Seattle will break its longest dry streak on record at 52 days today! Here's how that compares to other notable cities' driest streaks"
https://twitter.com/mda_weather/status/894914371129880576
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1553 on: August 09, 2017, 03:16:22 AM »
From the linked article about summer weather on steroids

Summer on steroids: Fires, devilish heat waves, and floods
Events during the past few months show how warming temperatures combined with natural climate variability are tipping the odds in favor of extreme weather that can cause damage around the world.
http://mashable.com/2017/08/08/summer-weather-on-steroids-wildfires-heat-waves/

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« Reply #1554 on: August 09, 2017, 04:17:26 PM »
Meanwhile, in Chicago, we are continuing a seemingly endless string of gorgeous weather today, 27C, partly cloudy, light breezes from the north.

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« Reply #1555 on: August 11, 2017, 03:33:26 AM »
Meanwhile, in Chicago, we are continuing a seemingly endless string of gorgeous weather today, 27C, partly cloudy, light breezes from the north.

Last year Vancouver fluked out a nice summer. Enjoy it while it lasts! This summer has been a dungeon.

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« Reply #1556 on: August 14, 2017, 08:34:19 AM »
https://grist.org/article/greenland-the-land-of-ice-and-snow-is-burning/
Greenland, the land of ice and snow, is burning.

'...Should wildfires like this one increase in frequency, we may have just witnessed the start of a new, scary feedback loop.'

Sigh.

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« Reply #1557 on: August 14, 2017, 11:44:25 AM »
From: Greenland, the land of ice and snow, is burning.

The Danish meteorological service (Greenland is technically an autonomously governing part of Denmark) said it has no experts who specialize in Greenland fire.


They have evolved no expert because they never had the need. This will be a problem everywhere, but particularly bad in the north.
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« Reply #1558 on: August 14, 2017, 03:21:16 PM »
Iraq sends workers home as 'ungodly' heat grips Middle East

"In Kuwait, where birds have reportedly dropped from the skies, and Riyadh, where building work has ceased this week, locals have called for mercy from a hotter-than-normal air mass that has remained nearly stationary over central Arabia for more than three weeks, stretching the capacity of electricity networks beyond limits."

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/10/iraq-sends-workers-home-as-ungodly-heat-grips-middle-east
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« Reply #1559 on: August 16, 2017, 02:50:38 AM »
Looks like a vast yellowish plume of smoke ( http://www.arctic.io/explorer/4Xa5A//4-N90-E0 ) over much of Canada starting about 11 August 2017. Horrible!

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« Reply #1560 on: August 19, 2017, 09:37:51 AM »
Just reading my morning newspaper. Heavy thunderstorms in the Alps near Salzburg caused landslides this week and even created new new lakes in a valley (maybe filled with meltwater from higher altitudes?).

And the newspapers all around Germany and Austria come up with the same text and paradisic bluewater pictures, celebrating the beauty of the new landscape and the positive effects for tourism....

Welcome to the new world of euphemism!

Here the Google result for that:

https://www.google.de/search?q=neue+seen+salzburger+land&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&ei=j-iXWcv4CY3KXu2Tg2g
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« Reply #1561 on: August 20, 2017, 04:49:36 PM »
Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40959863

Poland's chief forester Konrad Tomaszewski said it would take up to two years to clear the fallen trees, and decades for the lost natural habitat to recover.

He called it "undoubtedly the worst disaster in the history of Polish - and perhaps even European - forestry".
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« Reply #1562 on: August 28, 2017, 12:26:01 AM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4827920/Beachy-Head-evacuated-massive-chlorine-cloud.html

Beachy Head UK evacuated as bizarre 'chemical' mist ... leaves 50 people suffering 'breathing problems and sore throats'

Is the ocean revolting?

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« Reply #1563 on: August 28, 2017, 07:59:18 PM »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4827920/Beachy-Head-evacuated-massive-chlorine-cloud.html

Beachy Head UK evacuated as bizarre 'chemical' mist ... leaves 50 people suffering 'breathing problems and sore throats'

Is the ocean revolting?

Is the ocean revolting?  No, but some of the tourists are.  8)

The substance has been identified as chlorine by some, ammonia by others.  It could even be a sulfur compound.  There is no industry for miles in that area, so little chance of spillage.  . Perhaps a sudden release of biogas from bottom sediments?
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« Reply #1564 on: September 01, 2017, 10:14:05 PM »
Western U.S. is in the throes of an extreme heat wave.  San Francisco Bay area utility has a lot full of transformers to replace the many that may blow due to high electricity (air conditioning) use.

Heat Wave Peaks, Straining Bay Area Power Grid
https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Heat-Wave-Peaks-Straining-Bay-Area-Power-Grid-442464023.html
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« Reply #1565 on: September 01, 2017, 10:18:19 PM »
Western U.S. heat is gonna be fierce in California, Oregon this [holiday] weekend, incl. San Diego, LA, SFO, Portland. High wildfire risk too.
https://twitter.com/afreedma/status/903704892996509696
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« Reply #1566 on: September 02, 2017, 12:16:04 AM »
Western U.S. heat is gonna be fierce in California, Oregon this [holiday] weekend, incl. San Diego, LA, SFO, Portland. High wildfire risk too.
https://twitter.com/afreedma/status/903704892996509696

San Francisco broke its all time high temp today, 104, beating the previous mark of 103.

I cannot imagine that level of heat in SF.

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« Reply #1567 on: September 02, 2017, 03:34:32 AM »
Fingerprint of #globalwarming formally identified in the observed trend of increasing heat extremes over California.   http://www.climatesignals.org/climate-signals/increased-extreme-heat-and-heat-waves
https://twitter.com/ClimateSignals/status/903747888806641664
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« Reply #1568 on: September 02, 2017, 12:24:52 PM »
Friday, September 1, was the hottest day in San Francisco history — 106°F — 36 degrees above normal.
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« Reply #1569 on: September 02, 2017, 01:36:47 PM »
I don't mean to be an alarmist... Is it just me, or do others also notice the rapid deterioration of the world climate? The world is on fire! (I remember when Jimmy Morrison sang that) Fires no longer behave as Firefighters expect them to. Places around the world are breaking their hottest temperatures yearly and it's almost too hot for humans to survive in many places. Severe famine is effecting so many people and crops are unable to grow in many places. There are super hurricanes and flooding to an extent and to levels that have never been seen. I'm finding it really hard to go to work and try to convince my clients they have no reason to be anxious!   :'(

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« Reply #1570 on: September 02, 2017, 04:56:20 PM »
That's why I'm really hoping for a hiatus in temps, even if I have to put up with "no warming since 2016" bs. If temperatures climb like they did in the 90's we are screwed.
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« Reply #1571 on: September 03, 2017, 04:39:11 PM »
After 4 years of record drought and a winter of record rain, California now gets all-time record heat. Hot new world https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/heat-smoke-and-fire-assault-western-states-all-time-record-heat-california
https://twitter.com/billmckibben/status/904333297798586368
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« Reply #1572 on: September 04, 2017, 03:44:47 AM »
"[Cloud to Ground] Lightning and *5* waterspouts off Lošinj Island, Croatia this morning, Sept 3 (3 am local)! WOW! Photo: Sandro Puncet Photos"
https://twitter.com/severeweathereu/status/904379912924127232
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« Reply #1573 on: September 04, 2017, 04:50:42 PM »
Scary videos from a microburst in Santa Barbara, California.

Microburst caught on camera scaring beachgoers in Santa Barbara
http://abc7news.com/weather/microburst-caught-on-camera-scaring-beachgoers-in-santa-barbara/2373679/

A #KTLA viewer sent this incredible video of a #microburst in #SantaBarbara. She says her store's roof was found on nearby train tracks.
https://twitter.com/AliciaSki/status/904559769393913860
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« Reply #1574 on: September 06, 2017, 12:24:31 AM »
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« Reply #1575 on: September 17, 2017, 03:13:04 PM »
U.S.:
Highly anomalous warmth expected across the Eastern states towards the latter half of September. Opposite for the West.
https://twitter.com/MJVentrice/status/909392828211630083
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« Reply #1576 on: September 18, 2017, 03:22:53 AM »
NWS Portland, Oregon:
PDX RECORD: Today ends the longest streak of consecutive days w/ high temps at or above 70° at 92 days. Previous record was 80 days (1967).
https://twitter.com/NWSPortland/status/909565597410832384
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« Reply #1577 on: September 18, 2017, 04:50:23 PM »
Intense hailstorm in Hamburg, Germany yesterday, Sept 18. Video: Kuesten Kind Elbe
https://twitter.com/severeweatherEU/status/909785301467484160
Video at the link.

Intense hailstorm and flash flooding in Bjurslätts Torg, Göteborg, Sweden on Sept 16. Video: Mask Malin
https://twitter.com/severeweatherEU/status/909784762713350144
Video at the link.

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« Reply #1578 on: September 20, 2017, 05:51:58 PM »
Chicago has just completed a remarkably mild summer, something that has become a pattern over the past decade. We now are looking at a string of days around 90F when the normal highs are 72F at this time of year.

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« Reply #1579 on: September 22, 2017, 07:51:45 PM »
Normal low temp in the Twin Cities [Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota] on Sep 22, first day of fall: 50°F
This morning's low temp: 73°F
It feels like July outside.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/911257502708305920

NWS Twin Cities:  Summer heat for the first day of fall! Peak heat indices to near 100 degrees across much of southern MN and western [Wisconsin] today. #mnwx #wiwx
https://twitter.com/nwstwincities/status/911254436412104704
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« Reply #1580 on: September 23, 2017, 02:38:40 AM »
apropos of nothing, heat index now up to 106°F in Minnesota -- 24 degrees hotter than Death Valley at the moment.
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/911337909399248897

NWS Twin Cities: Heat Indices have topped the century mark at many sites nearby! Click the link to see more sites: http://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=MPX&product=PNS&issuedby=MPX
  #mnwx #WIwx
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« Reply #1581 on: September 27, 2017, 07:36:21 PM »
Model forecast for 500mb on October 5:

If verified at 594+ decameters this would be the strongest U.S. heat dome I've seen in October during my 35 year career.
https://twitter.com/climateguyw/status/912706196460773376
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« Reply #1582 on: September 27, 2017, 09:34:51 PM »
Mount Washington (New Hampshire) shatters high temperature record
PINKHAM NOTCH, N.H. —
Recent hot weather in northern New England has reached Mount Washington, which experienced three consecutive days of record-high temperatures.

It reached 67 degrees [F, 19.4°C] Tuesday at the highest peak in the Northeast, the warmest Sept. 26 on record. Mount Washington Observatory Meteorologist Adam Gill tells the Boston Globe that it was 8 degrees hotter than the previous high of 59 degrees, set in 1961.

Tuesday also was the hottest day this year recorded at the 6,288-foot New Hampshire summit, where it was snowing just a few weeks earlier. ...
http://amp.wcvb.com/article/mount-washington-shatters-high-temperature-record/12482581
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« Reply #1583 on: September 27, 2017, 09:39:19 PM »
If you are wondering whether the Arctic is feeling this heat, that would be yes.

Surface temperature anomaly map from Climate Reanalyzer.
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« Reply #1584 on: October 10, 2017, 04:20:20 PM »
October 9. 10 pm.  Washington, D.C.:

Not normal. 80 degrees in DC at 10pm in October.
https://twitter.com/capitalweather/status/917576164339830786
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« Reply #1585 on: October 11, 2017, 02:43:37 PM »
October 9. 10 pm.  Washington, D.C.:

Not normal. 80 degrees in DC at 10pm in October.
https://twitter.com/capitalweather/status/917576164339830786

Highly unusual.  The Sunday low was 75, breaking the record of 74 that was set in 1898, and tied in 1941.  1941 still has the record for highest monthly temperature of 96, set on the 5th.  That was followed by highs of 92 and 95 on the following days, and 2007 is still the warmest month, with an average temperature of 67.7.  Through the first 10 days of the month, 2017 is still cooler (average temperature of 71.3) than the warmest years of 2007 (avg 75.8) and 1941 (avg 75.7). 

Based on pure statistics, any location with a temperature record of 120 years should experience three new daily highs maximums and minimums, along with a similar number of new daily lows.  Currently in 2017, Washington DC has set 2 daily high maximums (both in Feb.), 0 low maximums, 10 daily low maximums (6 in the winter, 1 in spring, 1 in summer, and 2 in so far in the fall), and 0 low minimums.  Nothing too surprising, as the nights continue to warm.

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« Reply #1586 on: October 13, 2017, 10:10:21 PM »
#Miami has had 70 days with 80°+ lows already this year. For perspective, previous record was 45 days & average is 13 days. #flwx #climate
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