Major snowstorm paralyzes London

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:39 PM GMT on February 03, 2009

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Heavy snow in London, England yesterday did something the Nazi Blitz could not--stop the city bus system. The heaviest snow in 18 years hit the city yesterday, when eight inches (20 cm) of snow blanketed the city. All five major airports in the region closed, all London city buses were pulled off the streets, and the subway system was nearly paralyzed by the snows. It was the heaviest snow since February 7, 1991, when 25 cm fell. In that storm, wind-driven snow drifts of up to three meters (ten feet) crippled road and rail networks across the country.

Heavy snows are rare in London, due to the moderating influence of the ocean waters that surround the British Isles. The prevailing winds from the west or northwest pass over these ocean waters, which are heated by the warm Gulf Stream Current. This makes rain the usual form of winter precipitation for London. Monday's snowstorm was made possible by a strong high pressure system over Scandinavia, whose clockwise flow pumped cold air from western Russia westward over the North Sea and into Britain. A trough of low pressure that formed in this cold air mass moved over Britain, bringing heavy snow. As the cold air accompanying the trough passed over the relatively warm waters of the North Sea, it picked up moisture and instability, enhancing the snows over England in a manner similar to Lake Effect snowstorms over the Great Lakes of North America. The instability of the air mass within Monday's snowstorm was so intense that several UK locations reported "thundersnow", a very rare occurrence in the British Isles. Monday's snow storm also caused traffic problems in France, Switzerland, and Spain. The storm spawned a possible EF2 tornado in southern Spain, as well.

This winter has been the coldest winter since 1996-1997 for England and Wales. Minimum temperatures were as much as 2°C below average in December in western portions of the UK. A cold air outbreak the first week of January brought some of the coldest temperatures seen in southern England since 1991.


Figure 1. AVHRR visible satellite image of the United Kingdom on February 2, 2009, at 13:28 GMT. A strong trough of low pressure, propelled by a cold arctic flow of air from Russia, is crossing over London, dumping heavy snow. Image credit: University of Bern, Switzerland.

I'll have a new post Wednesday or Thursday.
Jeff Masters

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118. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
4:39 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
i used 6 gas fire high temp water boilers for heat and 2 gas fire boilers for hot water that heats and supplies hot water to a 140 unit highrise apartment building
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117. CycloneOz
4:38 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
Hello everyone!

I got some cool news this week. There are two outfitters that are going to sponsor my hurricane hunting expeditions this coming year! They saw my Hurricane Dolly video in hi-def and agreed to send me their product line in exchange for the use of any video footage I get this year.

The first company to sponsor me was Frogg Toggs out of Alabama. They make the inclement weather gear I wore in Hurricane Dolly and Ike. The products they're sending me for use this year include reflective suits, so I can be easily spotted.

The second company to sponsor me was Bladerunner.tv...they're in England and produce high-quality, light weight kevlar undergarments and such.

I'm pretty excited about getting out there again if and when a hurricane dares come ashore.

I'm also glad to see that everyone is having fun in all this cold weather, no doubt caused by global warming! ;)

Peace, out!
CycloneOz
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116. TampaSpin
4:33 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
hey tampa my heat bill is about 25,000 a month for 6 months of the winter
the electric bill is 27,000 to 30,000 in winter per month
but in the heat of summer it can spike for two months at 40,000


AC of course is Electric but, i use Natural Gas for Heat, hot water, and for cooking.
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115. Skyepony (Mod)
4:32 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting SevereHurricane:
Why cant there be another Weather Channel thats better. TWC suxs because they have no competition.Correct me if im wrong but isn't it true AccuWeather has a TV channel in selected cities?


If you use DTV (make the switch from analog) but use rabbit ears~ Both 2 & 9 in ecFL have another channel (2-2 & 9-2) that is weather all the time. Most of the time it just shows radar, when ever anything is going on, a met is in there reviewing everything. CH 9's gets pretty annoying with constant accuweather music looping in the background.
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114. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
4:30 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
hey tampa my heat bill is about 25,000 a month for 6 months of the winter
the electric bill is 27,000 to 30,000 in winter per month
but in the heat of summer it can spike for two months at 40,000
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113. TampaSpin
4:23 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
Hope DR. Masters does not get mad me repeating his poll on my blog......but, at least there is a button now......LOL
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112. TampaSpin
4:20 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
after my winter i take brief over nothing it will be nice to get a melt down


Even tho i live in Tampa my heat bill has been more this year than any i can remember.....WOW
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111. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
4:16 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:


Its only brief.....8-10 days another front will be coming again......
after my winter i take brief over nothing it will be nice to get a melt down
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110. TampaSpin
4:16 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting SevereHurricane:
Why cant there be another Weather Channel thats better. TWC suxs because they have no competition.Correct me if im wrong but isn't it true AccuWeather has a TV channel in selected cities?


Some of the Tampabay Local stations use AccuWeather.......but i don't think they have their own TV Channel
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109. SevereHurricane
4:13 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
Why cant there be another Weather Channel thats better. TWC suxs because they have no competition.Correct me if im wrong but isn't it true AccuWeather has a TV channel in selected cities?
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108. TampaSpin
4:02 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
Everyone that would like! I just posted a poll on my blog THAT YOU CAN VOTE ON, it is exactly the same that DR. Masters has posted. Come Vote.

TampaSpins Weather Blog and Poll Link
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107. barryweather
3:22 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
101. I agree, sometimes I wish I could go to met school.

Orca....Please come back! I will stop.....unless the main topic has to do with "it". I love to debate, sorry.
106. TampaSpin
3:10 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
big warm up coming


Its only brief.....8-10 days another front will be coming again......
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105. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
3:06 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
big warm up coming
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104. dearmas
2:44 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
I think the Steelers left there cold weather here in Brandon Fl. This cold weather sucks.
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103. KoritheMan
2:41 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
I enjoy watching TWC when there is live reports from well-known folks like Jim Cantore, Mike Seidel, etc. That's about the only time I watch it, though. Sucks otherwise.
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102. GeoffreyWPB
2:41 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
I agree...the guy on wgn chicago really gets into details not only about his own area, but the rest of the nation.
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101. futuremet
2:38 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
I enjoy watching the When Weather Changed History programs on TWC...i just wish they would devote more time to it...they leave a lot of information out.


They should do more educational videos.

Such as explain the fundamentals of atmospheric dynamics...so that us weather enthusiasts can actually have genuine knowledge.
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I enjoy watching the When Weather Changed History programs on TWC...i just wish they would devote more time to it...they leave a lot of information out.
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TWC has always been boring to me.

The only I bother watching is during when vigorous mesoscale convective complexes are across the midwest...and during Hurricane season
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Quoting atmoaggie:


For me it was the ratio of time spent doing real weather vs the time spent doing commercials and/or specials. Most of the specials are junk and get rerun for years.

I quit watching back in 1999...I think.


Yea foe example Storm Stories was an absoulute failure and waste of time.More drama than weather.
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91. AstroHurricane001 1:26 AM GMT on February 04, 2009

Your description of Global Warming sounds more like it should be called Climate Change and seems much more descriptive of the events you mentioned.

What you describe is more like a very large equilibrium, much like in organic chemistry, the chain of events that describes life.

Weather, taken globally is a very complex series of events, one affecting the other and eventually circling back to an originating point. Cold becomes cool becomes warm becomes hot becomes warm becomes cool becomes cold...round and round we go.

Global warming is simply a single element in the equation we call climate change.
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Quoting indianrivguy:
Brock

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is world class. The NHC and NOAA are down there so is Chris Lansea who I personally hold in very high regard. My family has been there on the marine biology side since 1948, helped make it world class. Ronsenstiel is where the action is if tropical weather is your interest..not many coconut palms, warm tropical breezes or South Beach in Oklahoma. JMHO.



Yep, Virginia Key is where a lot of met action is going on. Got a job offer with the school there once. Neat place, but the offer was not going to come close to covering the expenses of living within a reasonable commute distance...except for the cheapest dump in little Havana.

Note: There is no undergrad met degree to be had at RSMAS, though. MS and PhD only.
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just took the pup for a walk...air temp here in west palm is 54..but with that wind blowing...feels a helluva a lot colder..
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Quoting HadesGodWyvern:
84. KEHCharleston 1:06 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
83. HadesGodWyvern:
INTEREST ALONG THE EASTERN COAST OF MADAGASCAR SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM TOO


Yikes! Madagascar has had a heck of a time this season.

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ya they're getting it rough so far this year. Gael could be a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Scale when it hits that warm 90�F water.
ya hades its a sign of things yet to come
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Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Perth
Tropical Cyclone Advice Number FIVE (FINAL)
Tropical Low
9:50 AM WDT February 4 2009
========================================

At 9:00 AM WDT, Tropical Low (998 hPa) located at 15.7S 122.4E or 255 kms north of Broome and 650 kms northeast of Port Hedland has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 knots with gusts of 45 knots. The low is reported as moving west at 7 knots.

The low has moved off the west Kimberley coast and may develop into a tropical cyclone on Thursday as it continues to move westwards, away from the coast. Gales are not expected to affect coastal areas over the next few days.

Cyclone Watch
=================
The Cyclone WATCH for a developing tropical low for coastal areas from Kalumburu to Broome has been cancelled.

No further advices will be issued for this system unless it moves towards the coast.

High Sea Warnings or Tropical Cyclone Bulletins will be issued instead of tropical cyclone advices.
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Quoting indianrivguy:
but it is bad for Florida, we've been burying our own here since 1874 and that will all be sea bottom in a hundred years. I do not see GW as good or bad, it is what it is, we will adapt to it as a specie. Forward thinkers can make a killing.

You may be right. The Caribbean has a good bit of siesmic/volcanic activity - are you affected by any of that in Florida? If so, Perhaps you will rise, not sink.

Ocean covered South Carolina as far inland as Colombia (mid-state, lots of sharks teeth etc to be found). So if the ocean rises over the lowcountry, it will be a return to prior position.
Hope it will not happen in my life time. Good Lawd, I would not want to have to move to Colombia (Bless their hearts). The only difference between hell and Colombia in the summer is a screen door.
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Just by the way, GW (Global Warming) does not uniformly create warmer temperatures. It's a very complicated process, and assuming 3C (5.4F) of warming, with some areas experiencing an average temperature rise of over 10C (18F), to some areas experiencing a net drop in average temperature. However, remember that climate is about averages, which we don't experience. What we experience are the extreme temperatures brought into force by a new climate, whether they be unprecedented heat or extreme cold. Precipitation cycles are affected by GW, and thus they modify the local temperatures even further. A disruption of the Gulf Stream could bring colder temperatures to Britain and Scandinavia, for example, but they can also induce a wider range of extreme temperatures. Consider that a warmer troposphere leads to a cooler stratosphere, and when the stratosphere is cooler than normal, it sets up the phase of the Arctic Oscillation often responsible for colder winters in Continental North America. El Nino and La Nina also have an affect, and GW is likely to contribute more to El Ninos than to La Ninas, and El Ninos cause a temporary disruption of climate worldwide, as does La Nina. It's not really worth making an argument over something like "it's been too cold at location X, GW can't be happening".
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but it is bad for Florida, we've been burying our own here since 1874 and that will all be sea bottom in a hundred years. I do not see GW as good or bad, it is what it is, we will adapt to it as a specie. Forward thinkers can make a killing.
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84. KEHCharleston 1:06 AM GMT on February 04, 2009
83. HadesGodWyvern:
INTEREST ALONG THE EASTERN COAST OF MADAGASCAR SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM TOO


Yikes! Madagascar has had a heck of a time this season.

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ya they're getting it rough so far this year. Gael could be a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir Simpson Scale when it hits that warm 90F water.
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Quoting CaneHunter031472:


I have to agree. You see unlike GW followers I believe that warming is actually good. We have no control over it anyway so I figure we should do the best to survive it which should not be hard if it is true since life thrives in heat unlike cold weather which is adverse for life oh well it is out of my hands too and it is a waste of time to argue with this kind of people they will just not listen. See you all next Hurricane season Winter people goodbye.



Most believers of GW are pessimistic individuals because they only think GW is detrimental to the planet. However, GW does have some great benefits such as: more arable land, longer growing season (northern countries)..etc

but still....I could care less about GW lol

it is too overhyped.

GW believers: Do not let my biased statements infuriate you....I was just expressing my opinion.
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Brock

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is world class. The NHC and NOAA are down there so is Chris Lansea who I personally hold in very high regard. My family has been there on the marine biology side since 1948, helped make it world class. Ronsenstiel is where the action is if tropical weather is your interest..not many coconut palms, warm tropical breezes or South Beach in Oklahoma. JMHO.

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All4Hurricane: yes ahead of Gael is lower shear, and warmer sea surface temperatures
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Quoting futuremet:
At times like this....I like GW

It is so cold outside!!!!


I have to agree. You see unlike GW followers I believe that warming is actually good. We have no control over it anyway so I figure we should do the best to survive it which should not be hard if it is true since life thrives in heat unlike cold weather which is adverse for life oh well it is out of my hands too and it is a waste of time to argue with this kind of people they will just not listen. See you all next Hurricane season Winter people goodbye.

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83. HadesGodWyvern:
INTEREST ALONG THE EASTERN COAST OF MADAGASCAR SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM TOO


Yikes! Madagascar has had a heck of a time this season.
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Mauritius Meteorological Services
Tropical Cyclone Advisory Number NINE
TEMPETE TROPICALE MODEREE GAEL (08-20082009)
4:00 AM Réunion February 4 2009
==================================

At 0:00 AM UTC, Moderate Tropical Storm Gael (995 hPa) located at 17.8S 61.9E has 10 minute sustained winds of 35 knots with gusts of 50 knots. The storm is reported as moving west-southwest at 8 knots.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.5

Gale-Force Winds
==================
Within the center

Near Gale-Force Winds
======================
80 NM radius from the center, extending up to 150 NM in the northern semi-circle

Forecast and Intensity
=======================
12 HRS: 18.0S 59.7E - 40 knots (Tempête Tropicale Moderée)
24 HRS: 18.0S 57.6E - 50 knots (Forte Tempête Tropicale)
48 HRS: 18.4S 53.9E - 70 knots (Cyclone Tropical
72 HRS: 19.6S 51.0E - 90 knots (Cyclone Tropical Intense)

Additional Information
========================
Deep convective activity has built near the center and over the northern semi-circle during the night. Upper level divergence has improved judged by the cirrus expension even if a slight southeasterly shear remains (light arc of cirrus in the southeastern quadrant) center becomes difficult to localize on infrared imagery and current position is based on extrapolation of 21.09z fix on AQUA (Fix near 17.7S 62.3E). Uncertainity is consequently stronger than usual. System is now closer of the upper level ridge axis with a decreasing wind shear (suggested by the CIMSS data). A mid-level ridge is building south of the system and should progressively turn on a more westward component. Current forecast track, based on 1200z NWP models is a little bit more to the north than the previous one and is closer to the general consensus. It is more and more likely that Mauritius and Réunion islands should not be concerned by the active part of Gael as it passes north of the islands. This island should however closely monitor the progress of the system. At the end of the period, a weakness in the mid-level ridge could allow a more southwest track. By this time system should be on a very favorable environment with good low level inflow, high sea surface temperatures, good upper divergence, and weak wind shear. For Saturday, some NWP models (ECMWF, ALADIN, French model) deep significatively the system and it is likely that GAEL could become a dangerous hurricane by this time.

INTEREST ALONG THE EASTERN COAST OF MADAGASCAR SHOULD CLOSELY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM TOO

Class I Cyclone Warning continues to Mauritius

Pre-Cyclone Alert (YELLOW ALERT) remains in effect for Réunion.
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Grand Wizard aka Al Gore.
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A couple of wintry days for us in the LowCountry

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC
430 PM EST TUE FEB 3 2009

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST GEORGIA AND
SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA.


.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

WIND CHILLS...THE COMBINATION OF NORTHWEST WINDS AS HIGH AS 20 OR
25 MPH AND TEMPERATURES DOWN IN THE 20S WILL RESULT IN WIND
CHILLS AS LOW AS 10 TO 18 DEGREES LATE TONIGHT. DRESS APPROPRIATELY

IF YOU MUST BE OUTSIDE DURING THESE CONDITIONS.

STRONG WINDS...WEST AND NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE IN WAKE OF A
STRONG ARCTIC COLD FRONT AFTER MIDNIGHT...RESULTING IN WINDS AS
HIGH AS 30 MPH AND GUSTY. WINDS WILL REACH 35 OR 40 MPH ACROSS
ELEVATED BRIDGES SUCH AS THOSE IN THE CHARLESTON...SAVANNAH AND
BEAUFORT AREAS.


.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY.

WIND CHILLS...THE COMBINATION OF NORTHWEST WINDS AS HIGH AS 20 OR
30 MPH AND TEMPERATURES DOWN IN THE 20S WILL RESULT IN WIND
CHILLS AS LOW AS 10 TO 18 DEGREES WEDNESDAY MORNING.
DRESS
APPROPRIATELY IF YOU MUST BE OUTSIDE DURING THESE CONDITIONS.

STRONG WINDS...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE WEDNESDAY...RESULTING
IN WINDS AS HIGH AS 30 MPH AND GUSTY. WINDS WILL REACH 35 OR 40 MPH
ACROSS ELEVATED BRIDGES SUCH AS THOSE IN THE CHARLESTON...SAVANNAH
AND BEAUFORT AREAS.


FIRE WEATHER...STRONG WINDS AND CRITICAL HUMIDITIES WILL IMPACT
THE AREA WEDNESDAY. PLEASE REFER TO THE FIRE DANGER STATEMENT FOR
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.


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Does anyone have an opinion on whether Gael will reach cyclone status because he looks a little floppy
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Quoting SevereHurricane:
Imo TWC has lost their charm that made me fall in love with it. Imo everything went downhill after they changed the weather condition icons.


For me it was the ratio of time spent doing real weather vs the time spent doing commercials and/or specials. Most of the specials are junk and get rerun for years.

I quit watching back in 1999...I think.
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Imo TWC has lost their charm that made me fall in love with it. Imo everything went downhill after they changed the weather condition icons.
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Storm kills five in Argentina

ABC correspondent Nick Olle,
Wednesday February 4, 2009

Five people have been killed and 47 injured in a severe storm in central Argentina that has prompted mass evacuations.

Intense rain and winds of more than 90 kilometres per hour lashed the city of Rosario and nearby areas, uprooting hundreds of trees and destroying power cables.

Two men and a young girl were electrocuted in separate incidents where high tension power lines were brought down.

The other two casualties died when a large church marquee fell on them.

According to the Civil Defence Service, the intensity of the storm also caused flooding, especially in poorer areas.

Meteorologists predict that the worst of the storm has passed but more rain is expected until the weekend.

- ABC
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Quoting BrockBerlin:
Hey mets, and those that have extensive knowledge, I am a senior in high school, and plan to pursue meteorology in college, and I ultimately would like to specialize in tropical meteorology, I have been accepted to the two schools I want to go to (Oklahoma and Miami). Both gave me scholarships, and after total cost of everything involved, OU is about $9,000 cheaper per year. Basically I would like to know if I hope to specialize in tropical meteorology, should I go straight to a school like UM, or get an undergrad at OU, and then specialize in graduate school? Or is the $9,000 extra a year worth it?


In my view the most direct path to a career in meteorology is an undergraduate degree in meteorology or atmospheric sciences.FSU has done great things for me in helping me attain my bachelors and is a school i highly recommend for those pursuing a degree.I recommend you look over THIS SITE which may help you reach your goals.

Good luck... Adrian
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In an Iowa snowstorm 50 years ago today...the day the music died...

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Off topic, but for those TWC fans, it looks like NBC may have swung the layoff axe yet again. Four veteran on-camera meteorologist bios have been removed from their site this week. They include Kristina Abernathy, Kristin Dodd, Rich Johnson and one of two remaining originals going back to 1982.. Mark mancuso. Johnson actually has been on staff since 1983, but didn't become an OCM until the late 80's. Bill Keneely is the sole remaining original on-air meteorologist at TWC..
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Mauritius Meteorological Services
Tropical Cyclone Bulletin
04H10 HOURS ON 04TH OF FEBRUARY 2009.

Moderate Tropical Storm 'Gael' centered at 17.8S 61.6E or 460 kms east-northeast of Mauritius. Gael continues to move towards the west-southwest at 18 km/h. On this trajectory, Gael is still approaching Mauritius and remains a potential threat

A CYCLONE WARNING CLASS I IS IN FORCE IN MAURITIUS

THE PUBLIC IS ADVISED TO TAKE PRELIMINARY PRECAUTIONS
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orca come on your stronger then that
its all a load of crap anyway and by the time there done talking about it
it will be nothing anyone can do about it anyway
if already
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From the RSMAS site:

"Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography

Degrees offered:

M.S. and Ph.D. degrees"

Nope, no undergrad met at the U. You might have to go back home to West Monroe and attend ULM...(j/k)
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METRO PALM BEACH- 300 PM EST TUE FEB 3 2009 ... FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MIAMI HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WATCH...

WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY WITH HIGH PRESSURE OF ARCTIC ORIGIN BUILDING IN BEHIND THE FRONT WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO PLUMMET ACROSS THE AREA... WITH FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE THURSDAY MORNING ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA. THIS LOOKS TO BE THE COLDEST AIRMASS OF THIS WINTER SEASON... SO ALL INTERESTS SHOULD STAY TUNED TO THE LATEST FORECAST UPDATES FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE IN MIAMI.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A FREEZE WATCH MEANS THAT A FREEZE IS POSSIBLE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

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Quoting Orcasystems:


I surrender... you GW types win.
I may come back for Hurricane season.


What does GW really stand for? (this could be fun)

Do not let them win, orca! (them being anyone at all)
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Quoting BrockBerlin:
Hey mets, and those that have extensive knowledge, I am a senior in high school, and plan to pursue meteorology in college, and I ultimately would like to specialize in tropical meteorology, I have been accepted to the two schools I want to go to (Oklahoma and Miami). Both gave me scholarships, and after total cost of everything involved, OU is about $9,000 cheaper per year. Basically I would like to know if I hope to specialize in tropical meteorology, should I go straight to a school like UM, or get an undergrad at OU, and then specialize in graduate school? Or is the $9,000 extra a year worth it?


Gee, tough nickname.

I have a met degree from A&M.

Honestly, I do not think that UM has an undergrad met program. Neither does LSU. Could be wrong about Miami...

As to your goals: If you really are planning on grad school, you could go anywhere for undergrad. You could get a physics degree, or anything related, for your undergrad.

If you want an undergrad met degree with a tropical emphasis, I would recommend University of South Alabama in Mobile. I know a few of the faculty there are primarily tropical researchers. The campus is nice and they are doing a lot of growing.

I cannot, with good conscience, steer you to Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Texas Tech for tropical. They simply haven't been involved, for the most part.

What about FIU? Or FSU? NCState?
If you are the scholarship-getting type, try Wisconsin. One of the best, if not the best, met school. Dunno about their tropical work, outside of their extensive history in satellite obs.
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