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« Reply #1900 on: March 02, 2018, 07:26:48 PM »
Washington, D.C.

“There is a temporary ground stop at @Dulles_Airport while the @FAANews implements their contingency plan. The FAA Tower was evacuated due to high winds and FAA controllers are currently transitioning to the airport ramp tower. Normal operations expected to resume shortly.”
https://twitter.com/dulles_airport/status/969625895215554561
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« Reply #1901 on: March 02, 2018, 07:32:25 PM »
Eastern U.S.:

“Contributing to the 900,000 customers without power in 17 states! #WinterStormRiley #Windmageddon #noreaster”
    https://twitter.com/StephanieAbrams/status/969625997619408896

Watertown, Massachusetts:
“Please avoid Arsenal St until further notice.”
https://twitter.com/WatertownPD/status/969608965322625024
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« Reply #1902 on: March 02, 2018, 07:39:20 PM »
Dulles Airport, Pilot Report:

Official NOAA aircraft report amid high winds: "PRETTY MUCH EVERY ONE ON THE PLANE THREW UP"
https://twitter.com/justin_fenton/status/969619079794446336
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« Reply #1903 on: March 02, 2018, 07:44:27 PM »
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« Reply #1904 on: March 02, 2018, 07:56:44 PM »
severe-weather.EU @severeweatherEU Mar 1

"Another view of nearly 2 m of snow in Delnice, Gorski Kotar, NW Croatia yesterday, Feb 28. Photo: Aleksandar Gospić Photography"



superb photo.

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« Reply #1905 on: March 02, 2018, 09:27:09 PM »
I think the sad reality is the weather only has a small number of ways to express itself and many of those ways has seen , in the past ,conflagrations of forcings push wild extremes? how many times do we have the deniers pull out some faded newspaper report to show a current weather event as 'normal' They never seek out the forcings of that event but most will have some event or other wholly missing in today's events ( be it equatorial eruption chilling the equator and driving a lazy jet via lessening temp/pressure grad. by the equatorial cooling and not our current Arctic Amplification)

In the UK we had a nice funnel cloud as Emma poked her face into the 'Beast from the east' ( in Devon?) and it will be the uptick in NW European/N.Italian Tornado's that will have folk pay attention? How long before a polar plunge meets with an African plume ( charged from its passage over Biscay) and mimics the temp/humidity of a mid west event? We are ground zero for tornado's it's just they are so weedy. Once they become more punchy the population density of NW Europe will ensure that there will be plenty of damage to gawp at but most will see it as 'new' esp. if an outbreak and not just isolated?
I'm not liking the winds with our current weather extreme. This is new to me. I've never known the M62 motorway closed for two days due to 'weather' and never due to 'wind as it is as I type!
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« Reply #1906 on: March 03, 2018, 03:29:48 AM »
Northeast U.S.

This week’s storm is larger in size than Hurricane Sandy, with winds just as strong.

Nor’easters are now just as dangerous as hurricanes
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On Friday and Saturday, the winter storm now moving up the East Coast will unleash hurricane-force winds on Washington, blizzard conditions across parts of New York and New England, and inflict the worst coastal flood in Boston’s history.

By all accounts, this storm is a monster. It’s also the latest sign that New England’s long-feared coastal flooding problem is already here — and it’s time to admit climate change is its primary cause. ...
https://grist.org/article/boston-noreaster-hurricane-like-winter-bomb-cyclone/
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« Reply #1907 on: March 03, 2018, 07:50:10 AM »
Wow, that's quite a lot of snow (Croatia) and wind (NE US). Here a photo of parallel paths on snow. Use the left one for not slipping.
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« Reply #1908 on: March 03, 2018, 09:47:11 AM »
severe-weather.EU @severeweatherEU 45m45 minutes ago

"Ice age in Senj, NW Croatia after days of sea spray freezing in strong Bura winds. Report: Zdenka Sojat"



thats on the adriatic cost mind you (happens there from time to time)

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« Reply #1909 on: March 03, 2018, 10:19:51 AM »
... a few hundred kilometers down the cost: picigin 2018

and cheating a bit, thats Christmass time:



enough of winter, 10+ C comes to me next week (and flood?  :o)

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« Reply #1910 on: March 03, 2018, 12:10:47 PM »
Happy surfing in Stockholm. :)
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« Reply #1911 on: March 03, 2018, 12:39:25 PM »

enough of winter, 10+ C comes to me next week (and flood?  :o)
I was in Mostar winter of 75-76. That bloody wind howling down the Adriatic lasted until April
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« Reply #1912 on: March 03, 2018, 12:42:44 PM »
Northeast U.S.

This week’s storm is larger in size than Hurricane Sandy, with winds just as strong.

Nor’easters are now just as dangerous as hurricanes
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On Friday and Saturday, the winter storm now moving up the East Coast will unleash hurricane-force winds on Washington, blizzard conditions across parts of New York and New England, and inflict the worst coastal flood in Boston’s history.

By all accounts, this storm is a monster. It’s also the latest sign that New England’s long-feared coastal flooding problem is already here — and it’s time to admit climate change is its primary cause. ...
https://grist.org/article/boston-noreaster-hurricane-like-winter-bomb-cyclone/
So far, the flooding looks bad, but not quite as bad as it could have been. Next two/three tides will reveal all.
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« Reply #1913 on: March 03, 2018, 07:48:00 PM »
The NE Coast Nor'Easter

It ain't over til its over. Flooding and Coastal Erosion.
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« Reply #1914 on: March 03, 2018, 07:58:35 PM »
And by the way - the Spring Tides and the strong easterly winds are causing problems in the UK. Images are from Devon and Cornwall - but the East Coast of the UK, especially those places already suffering from coastal erosion on a regular basis, are also being walloped.

Nibble, nibble, nibble - nature's way.

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« Reply #1915 on: March 04, 2018, 04:54:15 PM »
Having a date with Miss zero again, next week. Better get used to that gal, she sometimes pays a visit in June as well.
Miss zero was actually here today already. How nice of her.

Edit; might as well add a graph from my own weather station to keep this post from beeing purely anecdotal or hearsay. :)
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« Reply #1916 on: March 04, 2018, 05:02:37 PM »
U.S. Northeast still facing flooding, outages after killer storm
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Some 1.8 million customers remained without power throughout the eastern United States on Saturday, and communities on the New England coast faced more flooding a day after a powerful storm snapped trees, downed wires and killed at least seven people.

The remnants of the storm, known as a nor'easter, continued to buffet the northeastern United States with wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour (80 kph) even as it moved hundreds of miles out to sea, hampering efforts to restore power.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/killer-storm-exits-us-northeast-leaving-floods-outages/ar-BBJP1hb


“The power of water.  93% of Scituate [Massachusetts] still w/o power.  Race against time before the next storm [Wednesday].  #peggottybeach ”
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« Reply #1917 on: March 04, 2018, 05:31:13 PM »
Much of Ireland received a heavy fall of snow from Feb 27th to Mar 03. It was particularly bad in the south and east of the country, even the normally very mild coastal parts, where lying snow is rare at any time of the year. Drifting snow was a big problem with 2 metre drifts blocking roads.

This you tube video is from coastal Wexford town in the SE corner of the country.



New low March temperature records were set at stations along the south coast.

Cork Airport set a new March record on March 1st with a min of -7.0 C.

At nearby Roches Point, which is situated on a cliff top overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the new record of -5.4 C easily beat the old 1965 record  of -3.4 C. Continuous temperature records have been maintained at that site for the past 142 years.

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« Reply #1918 on: March 05, 2018, 09:51:50 AM »
+3°C forecasted for my location tomorrow so I took a quick snapshot on my way out this morning, the snow has already flattened a bit but it won't look the same tomorrow.
It was nice with a dash of winter for a change, spring is coming.
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« Reply #1919 on: March 05, 2018, 11:56:00 AM »
^^^ it is strange seeing such similar weather in Sweeden and Ireland . With me only the biggest drifts survive .. up to 18'' .. lane still blocked .. but not for much longer .. b.c.
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« Reply #1920 on: March 05, 2018, 12:20:17 PM »
Been a couple of weird weather weeks, b.c. This might just be a foretaste of that though.
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« Reply #1921 on: March 05, 2018, 01:11:14 PM »
This is my concern also Sleepy! The 'cold plunge' should be taken in context with the time of year which , to my mind, makes it even more extreme?

If the pendulum is swinging this wildly now just how crazy could the year ahead become?

At the moment the bee in my bonnet is 'low solar' and any augmentation it may bring along with it esp. if it is to be another long and drawn out minimum?

We know for the Atlantic it means a propensity of northern blocking over winter but does that blocking move further north as spring isotherms return to our hemisphere?

If it does mean more blocking in the basin over summer then we may find ourselves in a bad way by August?
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« Reply #1922 on: March 05, 2018, 01:33:45 PM »
Only problem with "low solar" is that the previous notable instances were on top of a background of natural variation and in magnitude more than 50% of it. Now the background is CO2 forced, and the solar variation is a mere 10% or less. Its effect will be commensurately smaller....
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« Reply #1923 on: March 05, 2018, 03:40:19 PM »
Weird weather. yeah sure.

Wave event destroys the park where I take morning walks.This wave event is related to the "nor'easter" that just hit Boston.

That's ok though. The GDP is growing so this isn't really happenning.
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« Reply #1924 on: March 05, 2018, 03:57:42 PM »
@Archimid, sad to hear that, unfortunately I think you are correct with your last sarcasm.

@Gray-Wolf, I was thinking more of any weird or extreme weather, due to the demise of Arctic sea ice and GHG forcing.

I know of e.g. Lockwood's work but he was talking about an 8% chance of Maunder minimum like conditions within fifty years. I.e. lower solar irradiance and high GCR which then would affect  stratospheric temperatures and disturb the PV.

TSI is still higher than the last cycle's minimum, which was higher than around the 1900's, which in turn was higher than during Dalton and Maunder. GCR is high but not higher than during the previous cycle.

So I think of the recent SSW as being forced by ourselves. For all I know we might even have a slightly stronger solar cycle next time around but it won't matter much either way. We have effectively postponed the next ice age for thousands of years to come.

Adding the TSI, reconstructed TSI and also GCR.
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« Reply #1925 on: March 05, 2018, 09:11:33 PM »
Two Aerial Photos of Coastal Flooding in Scituate, Mass as provided by N1YHS-Ralph Karl Swenson. Photos taken on the Sunday 3/4/18 midday high tide. #mawx
https://twitter.com/WX1BOX/status/970642101007417344
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The ocean swell event has been so impactful in the Caribbean that even within San Juan Bay the rising water and wave action caused damage along the outside of ancient wall surrounds Old San Juan.
https://twitter.com/JohnMoralesNBC6/status/970657477325975552
Photos at the link.

Massive waves from weekend nor'easter cause damage in Caribbean, reach South America
Article:  https://mashable.com/2018/03/05/noreaster-high-waves-reach-caribbean

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« Reply #1926 on: March 06, 2018, 04:28:54 PM »
So the SSW that just fetched Europe it's 'beast from the East' propagated from planetary angular momentum that was 4 standard Deviations away from the norm

Michael Ventrice just tweeted this;


"over a +5 standard deviation rise in N. Hemisphere averaged atmospheric angular momentum is predicted via the GFS in the medium range. This will have a big impact on the Pacific Jet and downstream America weather."

5 feckin' standard Deviations from the norm!!! is that not a 1 in 3,500,000 chance???

The polar Vortex is winding down for the year so what will such a huge jolt of angular momentum mean for the N. Hemisphere??
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« Reply #1927 on: March 06, 2018, 06:16:57 PM »
“Parts of northern Alaska were 43°F warmer than normal yesterday.
This isn’t even that unusual anymore.
Without sea ice to insulate the Arctic, a state-change is underway. The Arctic is a fundamentally different place now.”
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“Monday, northern and western #Alaska were much warmer (relative to normal) than Southcentral and Southeast. That's an (estimated) departure of +43F at Umiat to -12F at Gulkana. This pattern has been common this winter (and last). #akwx #Arctic @Climatologist49 @DaveSnider”
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« Reply #1928 on: March 06, 2018, 06:59:07 PM »
So the SSW that just fetched Europe it's 'beast from the East' propagated from planetary angular momentum that was 4 standard Deviations away from the norm

"over a +5 standard deviation rise in N. Hemisphere averaged atmospheric angular momentum is predicted via the GFS in the medium range. This will have a big impact on the Pacific Jet and downstream America weather."

5 feckin' standard Deviations from the norm!!! is that not a 1 in 3,500,000 chance???


OK, I'll bite: Despite being well aware that one is generally better off to remain silent and be thought a fool rather than to open one's mouth and confirm it, I'm going to ask the stupid question:
"What does this even mean Gray Wolf?" "How does planetary angular momentum vary by so much?" And: "Surely variations in planetary orbit have been worked out well in advance since the Babylonians began charting the heavens."

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« Reply #1929 on: March 06, 2018, 08:42:03 PM »
“Thousands of dead starfish have washed up on a beach in the United Kingdom”
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« Reply #1930 on: March 06, 2018, 08:53:31 PM »
The only way i can understand it all Seb is 'energy in the system'. As I understand the MJO ( Madden Julian Oscillation?) tracks the stormy area of the equator as it tracks around but its positioning obviously messes up the full depth of the atmosphere ( like a monster hurricane tracking around the equator?

The other fly in the ointment are the winds high up in the atmosphere over the equator ( Quasi biennial oscillation or QBO?)

These winds used to be know as the time keeper of the climate system as their reversals from east to west and west to east used to be something you could set your watch by..... until the last reversal when they should have tracked east but they got near to the surface and then returned up without flipping east? This had never been observed before.

Both QBO and MJO appear to have suffered from the oddly positioned winter night jet ( Polar vortex) over recent years and anyone using Nullschool Earth at the 10 mb level of the atmosphere will have seen it reach down to the equator ( and obviously mess with the QBO winds)

So ,to me, it is like winding an elastic band on a balsa wood plane. Wind it too much and it all goes to Hel.

The open water Arctic has so messed with the Autumn/early winter atmosphere above it it has knocked the Winter night jet ( polar vortex) off kilter and that energy has passed on into the MJO/QBO winding them up beyond normal tolerances?

So it's like the whole atmosphere is a big wound up elastic band and every so often it goes 'Twang' and those 'twangs' , due to its off centred forcings, are appearing ever more extreme. Beyond what we have models for?

When we go blue ocean the forcings , being over the whole of the Arctic and not the Beaufort/Bering and the Barentsz/Kara edges, will be more extreme but in balance with the rotation of the planet so not building up odd, out of kilter, 'Twangs'?

But then that's just my 'understanding' allowing for my broad brush stroke understandings?
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« Reply #1931 on: March 06, 2018, 08:58:59 PM »
The only way i can understand it all Seb is 'energy in the system'.
Thanks Gray Wolf! I am comforted to find out that it is *only* major atmospheric circulation anomalies, not changes in earth's orbit!

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« Reply #1932 on: March 07, 2018, 01:46:30 PM »
The only way i can understand it all Seb is 'energy in the system'.
Thanks Gray Wolf! I am comforted to find out that it is *only* major atmospheric circulation anomalies, not changes in earth's orbit!
Found this from back in 2016;

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016GL068330/full

"Recent evidence from both observations and model simulations suggests that an Arctic sea ice reduction tends to cause a negative Arctic Oscillation (AO) phase with severe winter weather in the Northern Hemisphere, which is often preceded by weakening of the stratospheric polar vortex. Although this evidence hints at a stratospheric involvement in the Arctic-mid latitude climate linkage, the exact role of the stratosphere remains elusive. Here we show that tropospheric AO response to the Arctic sea ice reduction largely disappears when suppressing the stratospheric wave mean flow interactions in numerical experiments. The results confirm a crucial role of the stratosphere in the sea ice impacts on the midlatitudes by coupling between the stratospheric polar vortex and planetary-scale waves. Those results and consistency with observation-based evidence suggest that a recent Arctic sea ice loss is linked to midlatitudes extreme weather events associated with the negative AO phase."

Which highlights the importance of a wonky 'polar night jet' ( Polar Vortex) on the planetary waves in the mid latitudes.

I just have to wonder what we'll see when instead of it being the two ocean entrances to the basin providing the destabilisation it's the whole basin???
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1933 on: March 08, 2018, 06:56:06 PM »
“#Alaska statewide 2017-18 was the 4th warmest mid-winter (Dec-Feb) of record (since 1925), 9.3F (5.2C) above the 20th century average. Five of the ten mildest winters since 2000; that's a 5.5F (3.0C) increase since the early 1970s. #akwx #Arctic @Climatologist49 @DaveSnider ”
https://twitter.com/AlaskaWx/status/971574441363718145
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1934 on: March 08, 2018, 06:59:44 PM »
This is how much spring has warmed since 1970
Article:  http://wxshift.com/news/graphics/warming-spring
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1935 on: March 08, 2018, 09:33:05 PM »
Thinking about weird weather, how about this: "the central cyclone at the planet’s north pole and the eight cyclones that encircle it."


Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM.

Fortunately Earth that is not.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1936 on: March 09, 2018, 08:40:01 AM »
More frostbitten surfing, now from Lofoten: The Arctica.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1937 on: March 11, 2018, 08:10:13 PM »
The 3th Nor'Easter is forcasted closer and closer to the coast. And it looks like it's going to be Boston again. Hurricane speed winds and plenty of snow.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1939 on: March 12, 2018, 08:35:45 PM »
http://www.latimes.com/visuals/video/83637562-157.html

Alexander, where did you pluck that one from ? You have posted no written statement with the video link.

Mention of upcoming monsoon season, got me immediately suspicious. Best match I could find using a google search was that this event refers back to torrid conditions at the end of May 2015.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1940 on: March 12, 2018, 09:00:17 PM »
I have the link from a facebook group. But i have been watching the temperature in India on ventusky, and it has been above 40 degree C for several days. So i think it's from the last weeks.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1941 on: March 12, 2018, 09:06:46 PM »
The temperature went above 30 degree C half way February, in almost the entire country. With peaks above 40 degree C. And it's still going on.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1942 on: March 12, 2018, 09:40:35 PM »

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1943 on: March 12, 2018, 10:20:20 PM »
I have the link from a facebook group. But i have been watching the temperature in India on ventusky, and it has been above 40 degree C for several days. So i think it's from the last weeks.

Facebook groups are not to be trusted. Why not use a source that quotes the actual temperatures such as Ogimet ?

http://www.ogimet.com/resynops.phtml.en

A check on the India maxes today gives many stations close to 40 C with Bhira leading the pack at 42 C.

The video posted refers to temperatures of 120 F (almost 49 C). That is why I think the video is not from this year at all.


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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1944 on: March 13, 2018, 08:07:06 PM »
Third nor’easter in about two weeks.

“This morning's stunning nor'easter -- drawing moisture northwards all the way from Central America.”
https://twitter.com/EricHolthaus/status/973612507079282688
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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1945 on: March 13, 2018, 08:23:36 PM »
I have the link from a facebook group. But i have been watching the temperature in India on ventusky, and it has been above 40 degree C for several days. So i think it's from the last weeks.

Facebook groups are not to be trusted. Why not use a source that quotes the actual temperatures such as Ogimet ?

http://www.ogimet.com/resynops.phtml.en

A check on the India maxes today gives many stations close to 40 C with Bhira leading the pack at 42 C.

The video posted refers to temperatures of 120 F (almost 49 C). That is why I think the video is not from this year at all.

It's possible that it's not from this year . At first i did not realise that 120F is 49 C. But i checked the max average temperature for a few cities. And they were all 3 to 7 degree C above that average. That's why i did not questioned that 120 F. And for next week they forcast again some high temperatures.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1946 on: March 13, 2018, 10:07:07 PM »
But hardly weird.

Climate reanalyzer 5 day forecast for Eastern Asia does not show large anomalies over India. I think of more interest is the high anomalies over China and Mongolia. 

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1947 on: March 13, 2018, 10:21:18 PM »
An internet search for "Heat wave kills more than 1,100 in India" shows that the clip most likely is from may 2015.

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Re: Weird Weather and anecdotal stories about climate change
« Reply #1948 on: March 14, 2018, 12:28:58 PM »
New paper showing the link between warm Arctic and cold eastern US:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-02992-9?WT.ec_id=NCOMMS-20180314&spMailingID=56189281&spUserID=NjA4ODQzNzEzMTMS1&spJobID=1362156042&spReportId=MTM2MjE1NjA0MgS2

No surprise there, then, but at least some more research to point at.

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