Second warmest September on record for the globe

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 12:49 PM GMT on October 16, 2009

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The globe recorded its second warmest September since record keeping began in 1880, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. The combined global land and ocean temperature anomaly was 0.62°C (1.12°F), falling only 0.04°C (0.07°F) short of tying the record set in 2005. NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies also rated September 2009 as the 2nd warmest September on record, falling 0.02°C short of the record set in 2005. It was the 33rd consecutive September with a global temperature above the 20th century average. NOAA rated the year-to-date period, January - September 2009, as the sixth warmest such period on record. The September satellite-measured temperatures for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were the 2nd warmest on record, behind 1998. Global ocean Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies, however, cooled a bit, and were the 5th warmest on record. Global SSTs were the warmest on record during the Northern Hemisphere summer, June - August.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for September 2009. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center.

A warm September for the U.S., and record heat in the West
For the contiguous U.S., the average September temperature was 1.0°F above average, making it the 32nd warmest September in the 115-year record, according to the National Climatic Data Center. The West had is warmest September on record, with Nevada and California recording their warmest September, and six other western states observing a top-ten warmest September--Montana (3rd warmest), North Dakota (3rd), Idaho (4th), Utah (5th), Minnesota (6th), and Oregon (8th). However, a combination a slow-moving storm system during the beginning of the month and two surface cold fronts during the last week resulted in much below normal temperature averages in Kansas (10th coolest) and Oklahoma (11th coolest). The year-to-date (January - September) period was the 29th warmest such period for the contiguous U.S.

U.S. precipitation near average
U.S. precipitation in September was exactly average. Statewide-averaged rainfall was among the ten wettest for four southern states (Arkansas, 2nd wettest; Tennessee (5th), Mississippi (6th), and Alabama (6th)). Maine and Wisconsin each experienced their fourth driest September and both New Hampshire and Michigan had their seventh driest such periods.

U.S. drought
At the end of September, 15% of the contiguous United States was in moderate-to-exceptional drought. This is a drop from the 19% figure observed at the beginning of the year. Exceptional drought (the worst category of drought) was seen in South to Central Texas, though the area covered by exceptional drought shrank by 50% over the past month, thanks to much-needed rains over the region.

U.S. fire activity
During September, 5,535 fires burned approximately 378,523 acres, each of which was below the 2000 - 2009 average for the month. The acreage lost to wildfire was roughly half of the 2000 - 2009 average. For the year to date (January.September), 70,217 fires was slightly above the 10-year average, while acreage burned was slightly less than average.

Weak El Niño conditions continue
El Niño conditions continue over the tropical Eastern Pacific. Ocean temperatures in the area 5°N - 5°S, 120°W - 170°W, also called the "Niña 3.4 region", were 0.3°C above the threshold for a weak El Niño, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is maintaining an El Niño Advisory. Current conditions and model forecasts favor the continued development of a weak-to-moderate strength El Niño event into the Northern Hemisphere Fall 2009, with the likelihood of at least a moderate strength El Niño (3-month Niño-3.4 SST index of +1.0°C or greater) during the Northern Hemisphere Winter 2009-10.

September sea ice extent in the Arctic 3rd lowest on record
September 2009 Northern Hemisphere sea ice extent was the 3rd lowest since satellite measurements began in 1979, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Only 2007 and 2008 saw lower Arctic sea ice extent. Both the Northwest Passage and Northeast Passage melted free, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. This marks the second consecutive year--and the second time in recorded history--both of these Arctic shipping routes have melted free. The past five years have had the five lowest Arctic ice extents on record. In their 2009 report on this year's Arctic sea ice minimum, NSIDC Director and Senior Scientist Mark Serreze said, "It's nice to see a little recovery over the past couple years, but there's no reason to think that we're headed back to conditions seen back in the 1970s. We still expect to see ice-free summers sometime in the next few decades". Only 19% of the ice cover this summer in the Arctic was over 2 years old, the least in the satellite record, and far below the 1981 - 2000 average of 52%. NSIDC Scientist Walt Meier said, "We've preserved a fair amount of first-year ice and second-year ice after this summer compared to the past couple of years. If this ice remains in the Arctic through the winter, it will thicken, which gives some hope of stabilizing the ice cover over the next few years. However, the ice is still much younger and thinner than it was in the 1980s, leaving it vulnerable to melt during the summer". Earlier this summer, NASA researcher Ron Kwok and colleagues from the University of Washington in Seattle published satellite data showing that Arctic ice thickness declined by 0.68 meters (2.2 feet) between 2004 and 2008. The overall mean winter thickness was 3.64 meters in 1980, and 1.89 meters during the winter of 2007 - 2008, a massive decrease of 48%.

References
Kwok, R., and D. A. Rothrock. 2009. Decline in Arctic sea ice thickness from submarine and ICESat records: 1958.2008, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L15501, doi:10.1029/2009GL039035.


Figure 2. Category 1 Typhoon Lupit in the Philippine Sea at 04:45 UTC October 16, 2009. Image credit: NASA MODIS Rapid Response System.

Tropical update
In the Atlantic, there are no threat areas to discuss, and none of the computer models is calling for tropical storm formation over the next week.

There are two potential serious threats in the Pacific. Tropical Storm Rick off the Pacific coast of Mexico is expected to recurve to the north and threaten Baja late next week. While Rick is expected to become a major hurricane early next week, the storm should weaken significantly before any potential landfall in Mexico, due to high wind shear and cooler ocean temperatures the storm will find as it approaches Baja.

More seriously, Typhoon Lupit in the Western Pacific is expected to intensify into a Category 4 typhoon and threaten the northern Philippines by Tuesday. Last week, Super Typhoon Parma crossed over the northern Philippines three times, dumping over twenty inches of rain in many locations. Over 300 people died in the resulting flash floods and landslides. A visit by Typhoon Lupit could create a major catastrophe in the northern Philippines as the storm dumps another 1 - 2 feet of rain on the already saturated soils.

My next post will be Sunday or Monday.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting JRRP:



thanks for posting that... I'm bookmarking that site, seems like it has satellite anywhere in the world in near real time!
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1277. Skyepony (Mod)
The AVNO (blue) & TXLA (light green/ the one that stalls) has run away in the ugly race for best LUPIT forecast..

Latest Error (nm)
model Error Trend 24hr Error 48hr Error 72hr Error Day 4 Error Day 5 Error
AVNO DECREASING 24 55.3 -1 -1 -1
JMAE INCREASING 153 116.5 94.9 -1 -1
JTWC DECREASING 104.8 114.6 84 -1 -1
KHRA DECREASING 192.4 258.1 212.6 -1 -1
KHRM DECREASING 192.8 246.3 205.1 -1 -1
KXTR INCREASING 128.4 397.9 647.5 -1 -1
MM5B DECREASING 78 116.5 180.4 -1 -1
MM5E CONSTANT -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
RJTD CONSTANT 105 -1 -1 -1 -1
TXLA CONSTANT 33.9 -1 -1 -1 -1
UKMT INCREASING 99 166 72.2 -1 -1

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1275. jipmg
There is convection building in the carribean
Good evening!

I see Rick has become the first category 5 hurricane in the eastern Pacific since Kenna in 2002.

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1272. Skyepony (Mod)
HWRF (yellow) leads a tight race with the humans (red), they are both headed to Baja..
Average Error (nm) for core models
model Error Trend 24hr Error 48hr Error 72hr Error Day 4 Error Day 5 Error
HWRF INCREASING 29.4 66.9 -1 -1 -1
OFCL INCREASING 33.8 54.3 -1 -1 -1
BAMD DECREASING 40.1 88.7 -1 -1 -1
LBAR INCREASING 41 39 -1 -1 -1
GFDL INCREASING 41.6 48.3 -1 -1 -1
KHRM DECREASING 53.9 160.4 -1 -1 -1
MM5B DECREASING 64.7 112 -1 -1 -1


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Interesting how you reveal your real understanding of this whole situation of AGW and weather observation in general. You mention how your city weather station is on top of a six story STONE building. And yet you seem to have not a clue to how unscientific such a placement is for accurate measurements.

To begin with, have you ever heard of thermal conductivity and that stone is one of the more slow materials for thermal conductivity. In the case of your building that means the stone absorbs heat during the day and then continues to radiate it long after the sun has set. That alone seriously changes the accuracy of the temperature measurements. Or, how about the fact that heat rises and during the later part of the day, the rising heat tops the building leading to false temperature measurements.

Then there is this concern that doing nothing is a bad thing. Why is that? Relying on data collection, that is only accurate for the last twenty years, to develop any theory is sheer nonsense.

Like I said earlier, the sky is falling works when it makes sense to the rest of us. You are obligated to prove your theory with true defensible data that is gathered in a standardized manner and that there is proof of that compliance.

Which takes us back to the original concept. Have preconcieved conclusions only lead to slanted interpretations of any data gathered. It is even worse when those ideas are couched in a political smokescreen as well.

Quoting Manhattancane:


>They use many datasets to cross check each other and calibrate. Consider every time they ever make a barometer reading they had to adjust it to sea level. They probably have to do this for the thermometer record for finding the average world temperature, too. It really is stupid though how they decide a parking lot or building side is a good place for a thermometer. Come on, they've known this for ages. My city's weather station is in a park 1,000 feet from buildings. It's on top a (very small) 6 story stone building, though.



You wanna risk climate change for the pleasure of doing nothing?, you won't have the prosperity to tax from when climate change happens. You will be less prosperous in the hole than any climate change mitigation could ever cost you. No, individuals on average will be less prosperous. Maybe not you specifically.
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Quoting jipmg:


Didn't wilma go from a tropical storm to a CAT 5 in less than 24 hours?


I'm talking First advisory to Cat. 5
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It makes more and more sense to be conservative with your risk-taking the more is at stake, and well, nothing can be bigger than the world. You wanna risk climate change for the pleasure of doing nothing?, you won't have the prosperity to tax from when climate change happens. You will be less prosperous in the hole than any climate change mitigation could ever cost you. No, individuals on average will be less prosperous. Maybe not you specifically.

It makes sense to drive 5 mph everywhere, too. You won't have the chance to be more careful after you hit the tree.

No, individuals on average will be less prosperous.
And how does that differ from artificially increasing the energy costs and the cost of every good and service that requires energy for everyone? Thanks for warning us and getting us to start thinking about it.

If you raise the power bill for every home and add 20% to their grocery bill, "individuals on average will be less prosperous".
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1268. Skyepony (Mod)
## ANNULAR HURRICANE INDEX (AHI) EP202009 RICK 10/18/09 00 UTC ##
## STORM NOT ANNULAR, SCREENING STEP FAILED, NPASS=6 NFAIL=1 ##
## AHI= 0 (AHI OF 100 IS BEST FIT TO ANN. STRUC., 1 IS MARGINAL, 0 IS NOT ANNULAR) ##
## ANNULAR INDEX RAN NORMALLY


SHIPS peaks Rick at 159KTS in 12hrs
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1267. JRRP

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1266. jipmg
Quoting hurristat:


Either way, they've both been put to shame by Rick.


Didn't wilma go from a tropical storm to a CAT 5 in less than 24 hours?
Quote: societally-useless underclass (like many African Americans, that's why I don't like public housing)

There are some really sick, clueless people in here sometimes that make gross generalizations that really go against their apparent voting record.

Whoever said the above needs to visit places with a more diverse set of demographics than where they live if they are basing their entire opinion off of there.
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1264. amd
Quoting Hurricane009:
Hello from cloudy and cool southeastern NC. I see Hurricane Rick is a Cat. 5 with a pressure of 914. Anybody think that Rick's pressure will surpass Hurricane Wilma's?


probably not. The main reason being that we do not have recon out there to give us a real estimate on pressure. Right now, we can only go by satellite estimation that currently shows this:

CI# /Pressure/ Vmax
7.4 / 911.8mb/152.0kt



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Quoting Hurricane009:
Hello from cloudy and cool southeastern NC. I see Hurricane Rick is a Cat. 5 with a pressure of 914. Anybody think that Rick's pressure will surpass Hurricane Wilma's?


I can see Linda being passed- but not Wilma.
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Quoting jipmg:


I thought wilma was the fastest system to turn into a CAT 5


Either way, they've both been put to shame by Rick.
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1261. jipmg
Quoting Hurricane009:
Hello from cloudy and cool southeastern NC. I see Hurricane Rick is a Cat. 5 with a pressure of 914. Anybody think that Rick's pressure will surpass Hurricane Wilma's?


886MB? No way
1259. 19N81W
rick looks amazing...
our AOI in the Caribbean has lots most of its convective stuff...someone mentioned spin?..
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Where is the Oz man. Hope he is ok and not just sleeping on the job.
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1257. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
495
TCNA21 RJTD 180000
CCAA 18000 47644 LUPIT(0920) 24171 11329 12344 260// 90405=

0:00 AM UTC October 18 2009

TY Lupit (0920) [System #24]
17.1N 132.9E
Dvorak Intensity: T6.0
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1256. jipmg
Quoting hurristat:
I think Rick beat Felix for fastest strengthening to a Category 5 - Rick formed two days ago *whistles* THAT. WAS. FAST.


I thought wilma was the fastest system to turn into a CAT 5
Quoting Drakoen:


I'm impressed by the system's diameter. I'm looking forward to something significant to track before the season closes out.
I understand but I am not looking forward to it if it materializes.
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I think Rick beat Felix for fastest strengthening to a Category 5 - Rick formed two days ago *whistles* THAT. WAS. FAST.
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Quoting calusakat:


What you are seeming to indicate that you want to see happen is worldwide socialism.



>I do not want to see socialism happen. (taxing 100% of income and giving 100% equally)

I say the minimum wage for nonminors should be enough to barely: rent 1 private: 100 sq ft room, toilet, sink, shower, fridge, oven-stove; purchase basic: car (if no bus), furniture, clothing, TV set; and pay for basic: sustenance, transport, utilities, insurance, sundries; in a working class area and that's it, if you work 2050 hours a year. Safety net as big as it can be without impeding societal-wide output or breeding a (needlessly) societally-useless underclass (like many African Americans, that's why I don't like public housing) Ooh, that's socialism. You'd have to be productive enough to an employer for him to want to pay you more.

(but it /is/ proven that a stimulus (only for the recession duration) to those under $50K/hshld would work better than to those over, if getting people to buy things will help a recession, because they'd buy and you'd save)

Sweden has the highest degree of socialism in the industrialized world they tax like 50% of everything. No one knows what degree of taxation produces the most society-average prosperity (just that it's not near 100% and some amount is needed for preventing criminality and whatever). Maybe it's the culture more than anything. The European culture is different and whay they do there would not work in America. But they democratically elected that. So whatever.

Yeah that idea works every time it is tried. NOT!!



>I know it doesn't work. Not enough motivation to work or work harder.

I guess the best way to describe your views is 'success envy'.



>Didn't I say I'm trying to become successful myself?

If I have something you don't, then I don't deserve to have it...is that how you see things??



>How the hell do I care what you have, good for you, just don't ruin my planet.

Why else would you say something about me being very possessive of my possessions?

>Linguistic coolness. Semi-tounge in cheek observation. Should've put a smiley after that one.

Unless you believe that it is okay for you to take my stuff forcefully,

>You take my climate forcefully. I don't like that a small amount is necessary but think of it this way, so is jury duty or a draft (time), taxes, eminent domain. In many countries the military takes you forcefully for 1-2% of your life (like Brazil) and you can't get a job without it. The income swings are greater than that just by which party is in power or whether it is a late-90s type boom or a mid-00s one. So, relax, it will hurt me more than it hurts you and I'm all for it. Less of my income is discretionary.

those so called possessions of mine are just that MINE...NOT YOURS.

As for your thought on percentages, two percent of $10,000 is $200. Apparently you believe that a hard working family of four that has the gall to earn eighty thousand dollars per year deserves to be forced to pay over $1600!! Hardly what anyone would call chump change. And why?...Because of some half baked unproven theory that has less than a decade of history under its belt to rely on?



>If I had $80,000/yr and a family of 4, I'd pay $10,000/yr to reduce carbon. There, I've just paid for like 24 people. Get all those dumbass lib Al Gore-followers (but don't let them learn your motive) to pay/do more anti-carbon than they would've so milder cuts are needed so they lower the tax.

The mentality you are presenting here is a prime example of how badly off track many weather researchers really are.



>Do not use my mentality to judge weather researchers. I am not a weather researcher (or even training to be one). Please talk to a statistically significant number of weather researchers before you judge their common mentalities.

For example, we are told about temperature variations dating back to 1880. Did you ever consider how truly inaccurate thermometers were back then.

>And how did they make and standardize barometers, which have finer significant gradations than thermometers, and even manage with the switch from mercury to aneroid barometers? How did they even make the aneroid work in the first place, that thing looks so delicate and ridiculous inside! The Wikipedia article appears to say the types of problems you've been hinting at are more for before 1850.

Did you ever consider how little money was being spent on weather research back then and subsequently how few sampling points were in existence during those years?

All this smoke about this being the second warmest year is a sad example of how sloppy we have all become in allowing such blatantly biased data manipulation to go unchallenged.


>They use many datasets to cross check each other and calibrate. Consider every time they ever make a barometer reading they had to adjust it to sea level. They probably have to do this for the thermometer record for finding the average world temperature, too. It really is stupid though how they decide a parking lot or building side is a good place for a thermometer. Come on, they've known this for ages. My city's weather station is in a park 1,000 feet from buildings. It's on top a (very small) 6 story stone building, though.

There have been no other rises of 2 deg F /in the middle of interglacials/ (look at the Oxygen-18 to Oxygen-16 isotope ratios in ice cores, an extremely good proxy for water vapor and temperature) -- and certainly not 1 deg F in 3 decades. Something very unusual must be happening to the climate. It's not the Milankovich cycles -- that should cause 20,000 years of steady, prime practically made-for-humans climate (too cold= smaller livable and food-growing space too hot=stronger hurricanes, average prime (temperate) latitude moves to areas with less sun causing lower yield, temperate areas get smaller because the earth is smaller there)

It's not the sun. We look and search for what different and the only thing that's changed is there's more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere than at any (naturally produced) time since the last 26,000 millenniums. Under the principle of minimizing the worst things that can happen (and well, it's likely - CO2 is a greenhouse gas, that's what it does, you're essentially praying that some (as yet unknown) miraculous mechanism will come save you) we should reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere however you think it got there (natural or not). And glory be.. - we're already making some!, we could just do that!

Forget about the past data, that's the only thing that's going to save you -- a miraculous buffer effect for the greenhouse effect we hadn't thought of already.

It makes more and more sense to be conservative with your risk-taking the more is at stake, and well, nothing can be bigger than the world. You wanna risk climate change for the pleasure of doing nothing?, you won't have the prosperity to tax from when climate change happens. You will be less prosperous in the hole than any climate change mitigation could ever cost you. No, individuals on average will be less prosperous. Maybe not you specifically.
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1252. Drakoen
Quoting stormwatcherCI:
Everytime you post something you make me feel more secure(sarcastic). LOL


I'm impressed by the system's diameter. I'm looking forward to something significant to track before the season closes out.
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1251. augfan
Quoting atmoaggie:
1230: Sorry, quote button for you not present...
So in your infinite wisdom you decided to quote what he said, assume what his intentions are, draw attention to it, play blog police, and make your own post not weather related?

How did this satisfy your blog police charge of maintaining weather-related posts?


Into the aether. IMHO, subject is blipped.
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Quoting Drakoen:
Everytime you post something you make me feel more secure(sarcastic). LOL
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when do the nextmodel runs come out?
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1248. Drakoen
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1247. JLPR
umm....we got some spin

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Quoting AtlantaMET:


I assume iggy means ignore list. I am not a troll and I don't seek to be one but what is wrong with me saying someone is not posting weather-related stuff. That kind of material does not belong on a blog intended to be family orientated. You have to consider not everyone takes these posts to be jokes but offensive and admininstrators will step in.


This post is not weather-related.

(LOL)
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dupe info. Hi all!
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anybody with some new news on the caribbean disturbance?
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Quoting jipmg:


are they going there tonight?
II. PACIFIC REQUIREMENTS
1. NEGATIVE RECONNAISSANCE REQUIREMENTS.
2. OUTLOOK FOR SUCCEEDING DAY: PSBL FIX MISSION
ON HURRICANE RICK 19/1800Z NEAR 17.6N AND 111.6W.
WVW
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1242. jipmg
Quoting tornadofan:
Too bad Recon is not in Rick yet.


are they going there tonight?
1239. they might want to turn back now while they still can! LOL
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1240. GBlet
Maybe some of the newbies on here need to be provided with the overlay for Google Earth, at least to study up on those they try to bash.
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Too bad Recon is not in Rick yet.
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1238. Drakoen
7.6= 178mph 906mb
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1237. amd
Quoting Skyepony:
Rick is close to falling off the intensity chart..


latest ADT supports 149 kt winds (effectively a 170 mph + hurricane, with a chance of even more strengthening.

From the cimss website

UW - CIMSS
ADVANCED DVORAK TECHNIQUE
ADT-Version 7.2.3
Tropical Cyclone Intensity Algorithm

----- Current Analysis -----
Date : 17 OCT 2009 Time : 231500 UTC
Lat : 14:53:20 N Lon : 105:13:50 W


CI# /Pressure/ Vmax
7.3 / 914.8mb/149.0kt


Final T# Adj T# Raw T#
(3hr avg)
7.3 7.5 7.6

Latitude bias adjustment to MSLP : +2.8mb

Estimated radius of max. wind based on IR : 26 km

Center Temp : +18.8C Cloud Region Temp : -76.7C

Scene Type : EYE

Positioning Method : RING/SPIRAL COMBINATION

Ocean Basin : EAST PACIFIC
Dvorak CI > MSLP Conversion Used : ATLANTIC

Tno/CI Rules : Constraint Limits : 3.7T/24hr
Weakening Flag : OFF
Rapid Dissipation Flag : OFF

anybody know what an adt of 7.6 corresponds to?

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The 'stinko test' is getting you to admit your totally socialist leanings.

Free market means just that.

Free market...

Not free market until someone who arrogantly believes their intelligence is so far superior to the rest of us that imposing his rule like a dictator is perfectly fine even if the people disagree and refuse to do as he sees fit.

Sorry to have to break it to you r'boy, your rights end where ours begin and if we don't agree with you that doesn't mean you have free reign to run over us like a freight train.

If you can't sell the people on your ideas, it might just be because they aint buying what you are selling. In which case you have two choices. Accept the fact that they have a right to say no or accept the fact that you are a lousy salesman and must work at making your sales pitch one that the rest of us can believe in.

Quoting rocketboy105:
The "free market" has had every chance to address climate change and energy shortage. THEY HAVEN"T. Legilating CO2 Emissions reductions is vital. If we don't show leadership,...IT FLAT WON"T HAPPEN. IF the "Government" had not set the goal of going to moon in 10 years,..and provided the resources, to make it happen,..IT WOULD NOT HAVE happened. The success of the Apollo program was a great example of how govenrment working in cooperation with the private sector can accomplish great things,...they did it,..and did it right,..one of our finest hours. An "Apollo scale directive",...incentives etc cooperation,...are exactly what has "been lacking",...and is exactly what is now called for. A goal,...has to be set.

The free market is great for a lot of things,...progress on things like Climate Change,...Health Care,..are two where "IT STINKS"...There is your "stink test" Atmo.


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Quoting stormsurge39:
do you think its possible to make it over mexico into the gom


slim chance, Mexico is much broader and mountainous than its neighbors further south.
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1234. Skyepony (Mod)
Rick is close to falling off the intensity chart..
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1230: Sorry, quote button for you not present...
So in your infinite wisdom you decided to quote what he said, assume what his intentions are, draw attention to it, play blog police, and make your own post not weather related?

How did this satisfy your blog police charge of maintaining weather-related posts?
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Quoting Weather456:
A very well define eye supported by a solid CDO and spiral banding

do you think its possible to make it over mexico into the gom
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Quoting AtlantaMET:


I assume iggy means ignore list. I am not a troll and I don't seek to be one but what is wrong with me saying someone is not posting weather-related stuff. That kind of material does not belong on a blog intended to be family orientated. You have to consider not everyone takes these posts to be jokes but offensive and admininstrators will step in.
Let it go.
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Quoting Melagoo:
Presslord said he is wifeless this weekend and that his son's very hot girlfriend is coming over to watch movies - UMMMMM?

... on a weather blog ... he should have said - I miss my very hot wife!

He is proud of his son's tastes. Nothingmore.

Some minds in here turned it into what you guys are revolting against...so who is to blame?
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Quoting atmoaggie:

Yeahhh, awfully authoritarian for being a noob, if that is what he really is.

Maybe he a duplicate of one of the handles on many of our iggy lists.

Hey, AtlantMet, there is a guy named stormjunkie you need to bash next. Make sure you do if he visits.


roflmao!!! that was good.

now I do really really really have to go for the night!

have fun.
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Sunset on Dunham Lake
Pictured Rocks Sunset
Sunset on Lake Huron