Globe has 2nd - 7th warmest October on record; U.S., 3rd coldest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:30 PM GMT on November 23, 2009

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The globe recorded its sixth warmest October since record keeping began in 1880, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies rated October 2009 as the 2nd warmest October on record, falling 0.06°C short of the record set in 2005, while the UK HADCRUT3 data set rated October the 7th warmest (this data set does not include most of the Arctic, Antarctic, and Africa, where there are few land stations). NOAA rated the year-to-date period, January - October 2009, as the fifth warmest such period on record. The October satellite-measured temperatures for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were 6th - 7th warmest on record. Global ocean Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies were the 5th warmest on record.


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

Third coldest and top wettest October on record for the U.S.
For the contiguous U.S., the average October temperature was 4.0°F below average, making it the 3rd coldest October in the 115-year record, according to the National Climatic Data Center. The cold was centered in the Midwest, where Oklahoma had its coolest October on record and ten other states had a top five coolest October. The nationwide precipitation of 4.15 inches was nearly double the long-term average of 2.11 inches. Three states (Iowa, Arkansas, and Louisiana) saw their record wettest October. Fourteen other states had precipitation readings ranking in their top five category. Only three states (Florida, Utah, and Arizona) saw below normal precipitation. Arkansas continued its remarkable run of wetness in 2009. The state has seen four months with top three precipitation ranks this year (May, 1st wettest; July, 3rd wettest; September, 2nd wettest; October, 1st wettest). As a result, the state's year-to-date average is the wettest in 115 years of record keeping. This contrasted with persistent dryness in Arizona, which saw its second-driest year-to-date period.

U.S. drought decreases
At the end of October, 12% of the contiguous United States was in moderate-to-exceptional drought. This is the second-smallest drought footprint of the decade, based on the U.S. Drought Monitor. Major drought episodes in California and South Texas improved significantly. Drought conditions emerged across much of Arizona. About 45% of the contiguous United States had moderately-to-extremely wet conditions at the end of October, according to the Palmer Index (a well-known index that measures both drought intensity and wet spell intensity). This is the largest such footprint since February 2005.

As I commented in a post earlier this year, drought, on average, has not been increasing in the U.S. over the past few decades. The exception is the Southwest U.S. Increased drought is my top concern in regards to the potential effects of climate change over the next 40 years, and I am pleased to see that so far we have not seen increased drought in the U.S. A recent paper by Andreadis et al., 2006, summed up 20th century drought in the U.S. thusly: "Droughts have, for the most part, become shorter, less frequent, and cover a smaller portion of the country over the last century. The main exception is the Southwest and parts of the interior of the West, where, notwithstanding increased precipitation (and in some cases increased soil moisture and runoff), increased temperature has led to trends in drought characteristics that are mostly opposite to those for the rest of the country especially in the case of drought duration and severity, which have increased."

However, drought may be increasing for the world as a whole. Dai and Trenberth (2004) showed that areas experiencing the three highest categories of drought--severe, extreme, and exceptional--more than doubled (from about 12% to 30%) since the 1970s, with a large jump in the early 1980s due to an El Niño-related precipitation decrease over land, and subsequent increases primarily due to warming temperatures. I've neglected drought in my blogs, and plan to do a thorough investigation and report on the latest research now that hurricane season is over.

U.S. fire activity
October, like September, saw below-normal fire activity in all respects. A total of 3,207 fires burned about 158,000 acres in October, according to the National Interagency Coordination Center. Each of these values is below this decade's average for October.

Strong El Niño conditions develop
El Niño conditions intensified from moderate to strong over the tropical Eastern Pacific in October. Ocean temperatures in the area 5°N - 5°S, 120°W - 170°W, also called the "Niña 3.4 region", were at 1.7°C above average on November 15, just above the 1.5°C threshold for a strong El Niño, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is maintaining an El Niño Advisory. El Niño conditions appear to have stabilized over the past week, and no further intensification of El Niño is likely for the remainder of November. Model forecasts favor moderate to strong El Niño conditions during the Northern Hemisphere Winter of 2009 - 2010.

October sea ice extent in the Arctic 2nd lowest on record
October 2009 Northern Hemisphere sea ice extent was the 2nd lowest since satellite measurements began in 1979, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Only 2007 saw lower Arctic sea ice extent. During the first two weeks of November, Arctic ice extent decreased below the 2007 record minimum, according to data from the National Snow and Ice Data Center. The record low ice extent this month is the first extended period of record minimum Arctic sea ice since 2007. The new record minimum suggests that the gains in ice seen over the past two years were probably a temporary fluctuation due to normal year-to-year variability in the weather, and that the long-term Arctic sea ice decline observed since the 1970s is continuing.


Figure 2. Departure of Arctic sea ice from average for October 2009. Image credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

References
Andreadis, K. M. Lettenmaier, D. P., "Trends in 20th century drought over the continental United States", Geo. Res. Letters 33, 10, L10403, DOI 10.1029/2006GL025711

Dai A., K.E. Trenberth, and T. Qian, 2004: A global data set of Palmer Drought Severity Index for 18702002: Relationship with soil moisture and effects of surface warming", J. Hydrometeorol., 5, 11171130.

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I'm working on a rather lengthy analysis of the global warming scientist vs. skeptic controversy, including last week's hacked email affair. I'll post it when I get it done, most likely on Tuesday, but perhaps Wednesday.

Jeff Masters

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188. pottery
12:56 AM GMT on November 24, 2009
Amen, Baha.
post 184
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187. BahaHurican
12:54 AM GMT on November 24, 2009
Hey, HGW. Did we ever find any studies correlating increased activity in the SIndian with El Nino conditions in the Pacific?
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186. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
12:53 AM GMT on November 24, 2009
huh Quikscat is now gone??

Additional Information from Pre-Bongani advisory
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Quikscat Date of the last night shows clearly an improving low level circulation center due to the development of deep convection over the center during the night, but pression remains high as environmental pression remains high to. The system is expected to develop progressively due to a favorable environment, good low level inflow, over warm sea surface temperature, and good upper level outflow. It is expected to track globally westwards.
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185. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
12:46 AM GMT on November 24, 2009
Mauritius Meteorological Services
Tropical Cyclone Advisory Number SIX
TEMPETE TROPICALE MODEREE BONGANI (05-20092010)
4:00 AM Réunion November 24 2009
=========================================

At 0:00 AM UTC, Moderate Tropical Storm Bongani (999 hPa) located at 9.2S 52.0E has 10 minute sustained winds of 35 knots with gusts of 50 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving south-southwest at 9 knots

RSMC Dvorak Intensity: T2.0/2.5

Gale-Force Winds
==================
Near the center extending up to 40 NM from the center in the southwestern quadrant

Near Gale-Force Winds
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30 NM from the center extending up to 40 NM from the center in the northwestern quadrant and up to 60 NM from the center within the southwestern quadrant

Forecast and Intensity
======================
12 HRS: 09.4S 51.2E - 35 kts (Tempéte Tropicale Modereé)
24 HRS: 09.5S 50.4E - 40 kts (Tempéte Tropicale Modereé)
48 HRS: 10.2S 48.0E - 50 kts (Forte Tempéte Tropicale)
72 HRS: 11.6S 44.6E - 70 kts (Cyclone Tropical)

Additional Information
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The system remains of a small size and seems under going a temporarly southeasterly constraint. According to CIMSS data (MIMIC-TPW) the dry air present to the southwest of the system seems to have interfer with with circulation of the system. These factors seem to limitate temporary intensification rate.

As the STR rebuilt tuesday night, BONGANI should accelerate a little bit west southwestward.

All environmental factors are becoming favorable for intensification. Up to 36-48 HRS, intensification is expected to go on, with a building poleward outflow. Due to an approaching subtropical jet in the south.

ALL INTEREST IN THE FAHQUAR ARCHIPELAGO, NORTHERN TIP OF MADAGASCAR, COMOROS ARCHIPELAGO AND MAYOTTE ISLAND SHOULD STILL CLOSELY MONITORED
THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.
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184. BahaHurican
12:40 AM GMT on November 24, 2009
I hate to say to many of the US residents on this board, but most of the rest of the world is no longer arguing about whether AGW exists; Copenhagen is a lot more about what to do about it. Many world areas are experiencing serious climate shift, and people dwelling in these areas feel certain that human activities are at best exacerbating the effects, if not in fact serving as a major cause.

Example: the Dust Bowl phenomenon of the 1930s was not CAUSED by man, but man's activities certainly contributed to the effects.
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183. dsauder
12:31 AM GMT on November 24, 2009
Hey y'all, the "experts" can't even accurately predict a rainy day three days in advance, let alone the existence OR the cause of climate change.
Save your money, you'll need it if any of this hullabaloo at Copenhagen sees the light of day.
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182. pottery
12:23 AM GMT on November 24, 2009
You are safe, Awake. I am NOT cooking for guys. You are stuck with him LOL
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181. winter123
12:17 AM GMT on November 24, 2009
Quoting P451:
Looks like X'Ida'Easter is finally in it's death throws...getting stretched out pretty good this evening. Will it finally get torn apart and absorbed?



Quikscat is down or something, but AScatc confirms a near closed or closed surface low! I'm amazed this is not even a yellow circle. Hello, NHC, its still officially atlantic hurricane season! Drop your beer and get back to work.


doubt it will be absorbed by this front but it is headed to deathly cold water. But come on, no invest, no yellow circle even? If something is warm core, outflow on all sides, and has a LLC I think that warrents a yellow circle.
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180. winter123
12:10 AM GMT on November 24, 2009
Quoting P451:
RAMSDIS has placed a floater over X-Ida

Link



All i can say is
0______________________________________o

In other news, GFS still calls for snow in the northeast ~29th ish. Then the next system gets snow to as far south as houston and dallas!
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179. atmoaggie
12:09 AM GMT on November 24, 2009
Quoting AstroHurricane001:

Yes, but remember this is October sea ice, and the low point of sea ice in the Arctic is usually in September. However, there was one such study that indicated that the Arctic may be ice-free in summer for the first time in 2013!

Wait. The Arctic could be ice free in 2008, too. Or in 4 years. Or 21 years. Or whatever is scary right now. Or never.

2008: "There is this thin first-year ice even at the North Pole at the moment," says Serreze. "This raises the spectre – the possibility that you could become ice free at the North Pole this year."
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=4728737&page=1

Serreze is the director of the US NASA/NOAA sponsored National Snow and Ice Data Center. I would think he knows. So it was last year. Right?
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178. gordydunnot
12:01 AM GMT on November 24, 2009
Hey Pottery can we get that diary update everyday. We can call it as the pottery turns. I see as usual no one commented on my posted link 104. Still say its worth the effort to read.
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177. AwakeInMaryland
12:01 AM GMT on November 24, 2009
Dear Pottery's Diary,
I cannot let my husband read you, ever. He would leave me for Pottery's cooking, and camp out far away from city. Metro traffic has driven him mad. There may be a ray of light, though, because he thinks he doesn't like fish. He may be under that illusion because many in his family are vegetarians; and so he craves red meat.

Yes, WaterWitch, 2030 is correct.
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176. DDR
12:00 AM GMT on November 24, 2009
Quoting pottery:
Hi DDR. We got an inch today, and an inch over the w/e. NICE.
On Friday, before it rained, I checked my measurment for Nov.
10 yr average Nov 12.5"
This Nov to Friday 3/4"
Add 2" to that, and we are real low.
Previous lowest 2004, 5.5"

Back later.
Blame it on el nino and a very inactive itcz
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175. atmoaggie
11:59 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Quoting AstroHurricane001:
Wow, Quickscat is dead? That reminds me of all the celebrities and people we know who have died this year. And at this rate, there will be no October Arctic sea ice by 2045, by which time I predict the Earth would have warmed by 1.6C (2.9F) from today's levels, or 2.4C (4.3F) from pre-industrial levels, and by then I also estimate that 25% of all plant and animal species alive today will be extinct.

Hmmm, my prediction isn't quite as aggrressive as yours. I think the earth will have warmed 0.7025034 C over today's levels by then...

I'll wager we differ as to why...
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174. floridafisherman
11:58 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
hmmm, it didnt seem to want to post the radar link to my location.
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173. pottery
11:57 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Hi DDR. We got an inch today, and an inch over the w/e. NICE.
On Friday, before it rained, I checked my measurment for Nov.
10 yr average Nov 12.5"
This Nov to Friday 3/4"
Add 2" to that, and we are real low.
Previous lowest 2004, 5.5"

Back later.
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172. floridafisherman
11:57 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
we are finally getting some rain here. been pouring for a good 45min straight, with alot of lightning. it doesnt seem to want to move much either.

http://www.wunderground.com/radar/radblast.asp?zoommode=out&num=6&delay=15&scale=0.250&noclutter=0& ID=TBW&type=N0R&lat=26.61563873&lon=-81.61621857&label=Lehigh Acres, FL&showstorms=0&map.x=377&map.y=30¢erx=46¢ery=-398&lightning=0&smooth0&showlabels=1&rainsnow =0
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171. AstroHurricane001
11:55 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Quoting WaterWitch11:


i figured it out without having to look it up!

also at #162:

i thought i saw a recent article stating the arctic would be ice free by 2030? was it on here? i can't remember!

Yes, but remember this is October sea ice, and the low point of sea ice in the Arctic is usually in September. However, there was one such study that indicated that the Arctic may be ice-free in summer for the first time in 2013!
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170. DDR
11:50 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Hi pottery,long time no see.We're having very dry november,i got a few drizzles today as well.Rain showers have increased in the past couple hours.
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168. pottery
11:42 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
HUH! QScat is dead. Long live the dream...
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167. AstroHurricane001
11:42 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
As for global warming and mainstream media, the media in the past several years has often had to create an artificial supposed sense of neutrality by injecting articles from skeptical columnists to balance the more mainstream scientific point of view that global warming is real and anthropogenic (human-caused). However, more recently, the journalists have discovered that the skeptical columnists were wrong all a long, and that the overwelming majority of scientists agree with the mainstream view. Therefore most papers are now reporting news that is more suggestive of AGW climate change.
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166. WaterWitch11
11:40 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:
160. I hear ya'. I didn't know you could google ROFL. Try ROFLMAO, if you want to, but no need to post what you get. WU would get mad at me for getting you banned, and would ban me :)


i figured it out without having to look it up!

also at #162:

i thought i saw a recent article stating the arctic would be ice free by 2030? was it on here? i can't remember!
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165. pottery
11:40 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Diary Nov. 23, pm.
Spend day in city. Why do people live in cities? Town in pandemonium due to Heads of Commonwealth Meeting here this week. 53 Heads of Commonwealth and several other Presidents (Brazil, Denmark, Spain, France, Obama rumoured), Paint manufactures happy. Flag makers too. ThanksGiving here every day! Tonight menu includes red-fish filet (from last catch) in oven with chopped tomato, spring onions and olive oil, a baked potato, some stringbeans&carrots. Very nutritious. Beverages from the endless bottle. 1" Rain today. Still drizzzzzling.....
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164. IKE
11:39 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
Global warming killed the video star.


Killed this blog.

Quoting NRAamy:
it appears to have killed the blog as well...


Thankfully I had to work all day and missed it.

***back to lurk mode***
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163. AwakeInMaryland
11:36 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Pass the Prozac, please.
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162. AstroHurricane001
11:34 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Wow, Quickscat is dead? That reminds me of all the celebrities and people we know who have died this year. And at this rate, there will be no October Arctic sea ice by 2045, by which time I predict the Earth would have warmed by 1.6C (2.9F) from today's levels, or 2.4C (4.3F) from pre-industrial levels, and by then I also estimate that 25% of all plant and animal species alive today will be extinct.
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161. AwakeInMaryland
11:33 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
160. I hear ya'. I didn't know you could google ROFL. Try ROFLMAO, if you want to, but no need to post what you get. WU would get mad at me for getting you banned, and would ban me :)
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160. WaterWitch11
11:29 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


ROFL -- WaterWitch, the Baltimore Examiner IS main stream media here!
Is this payback for the crack I made about being driven to watch C-Span in California for any "real" news? Ya' got me, intentional or not, lol again.


alright mama, i had to google what rofl meant! examiner is main stream here too it's one of our biggest papers. i'm always talking about the "big boys". cnn, fox, msnbc and etc. maybe i should stop stating mainstream! just say who doesn't have it!
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159. AwakeInMaryland
11:22 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Quoting BahaHurican:
This is a short work week in the US because of Thanksgiving,right?

So r we having typical or atypical Thanksgiving weather?

Yes, and Yes, at least here.
It's rainy and getting colder. Gloomy. Had to force the terrible terrier to take his walk (like I wanted to, anyway). I hate November. Thanksgiving is the only good thing about it.

Where's Pottery? I need a fix of the Diary Installment.

Pottery -- it's chicken nuggets and tater tots tonight. We're going downhill fast, here, and don't even have small kids to blame this low-rent cuisine on. Worse yet, we LIKE them.
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158. WaterWitch11
11:21 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Quoting StSimonsIslandGAGuy:
Looks like the NHC director who was fired 2 years ago over QuikScat was right!


that man stood up for what he believed and risked his job and lost.
gotta admire him!
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157. AwakeInMaryland
11:19 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Quoting WaterWitch11:
you know i was so excited when al gore first started really pushing the "global warming" issue, but now it has just become another way for him to get richer and not care that the real truth is not there. mainstream media has not really gotten a hold of it yet, i saw one article on examiner.com. so i emailed that article to bbc, fox and cnn. don't know if it will do any good.

once again everyone have a great holiday!


ROFL -- WaterWitch, the Baltimore Examiner IS main stream media here!
Is this payback for the crack I made about being driven to watch C-Span in California for any "real" news? Ya' got me, intentional or not, lol again.
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156. BahaHurican
11:18 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
This is a short work week in the US because of Thanksgiving,right?

So r we having typical or atypical Thanksgiving weather?
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155. WaterWitch11
11:13 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
you know i was so excited when al gore first started really pushing the "global warming" issue, but now it has just become another way for him to get richer and not care that the real truth is not there. mainstream media has not really gotten a hold of it yet, i saw one article on examiner.com. so i emailed that article to bbc, fox and cnn. don't know if it will do any good.

once again everyone have a great holiday!
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154. BahaHurican
11:13 PM GMT on November 23, 2009
Evening all. Just looking in after a hectic couple of weeks. Amazing to see the blog still on the first page after 1/2 day of posting.... lol.....

Looks like the Indian Ocean is going to be busy early and often this year. Isn't that the 3rd alert in the Sumatra area since September?
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QuickScat finally died?
How are we going to survive next year on here!!

'ATHOUGH THE SYSTEM APPEARS TO BE ON THE VERGE OF BECOMING A TROPICAL DEPRESSION, THERE IS INCONCLUSIVE DATA TO PROVE THERE IS A FULLY CLOSED SURFACE CIRCULATION DUE TO THE LACK OF THE QUICKSCAT SATELLITE, SO ADVISORIES ARE BEING HELD OFF AT THIS TIME.'

The blog will go nuts if we see the above text from the NHC. If it was a perfect world, another QuickScat would be shot up on a Delta IV medium out of Cape Canaveral tomorrow and would be expected to last to 2020.
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Quoting NRAamy:
SQUAWK....that was bad...go sit in the corner and think about what you said...


Damn.

Secretary of defense got me already.
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148. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
IDA think that name was used already
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SQUAWK....that was bad...go sit in the corner and think about what you said...
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Quoting P451:
Looks like X'Ida'Easter is finally in it's death throws...getting stretched out pretty good this evening. Will it finally get torn apart and absorbed?



Nope, Reed thinks it should be named. IDA know what to call it though.
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145. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Joint Typhoon Warning Center

Tropical Disturbance Summary (1200z 23NOV)
=============================================
An area of convection (95B) located at 4.9N 91.6E or 215 NM west of the northern tip of Sumatra. Animated infrared satellite imagery indicates cyclonic turning of deep convection over a developing low level circulation center. A 0336z ASCAT pass reveals 20-25 knot winds wrapping into the sytsem center from the southeast quadrant. Environmental analysis indicates the system is located equatorward of the subtropical ridge axis in an area of low to moderate vertical wind shear and has limited outflow aloft

Maximum sustained winds near the center is 20-25 knots with a minimum sea level pressure of 1009 MB. Due to increased convective consolidation, the potential for this disturbance to form into a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24 hours is POOR.

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143. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Philippines Atmospherical Geophysical Astronomical Services and Administration

Tropical Depression "URDUJA" is now moving closer to Leyte.

Tropical Cyclone Bulletin #3
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At 5:00 AM PhST, Tropical Depression Urduja located at 10.4ºN 125.3ºE or in the vicinity of Dinagat has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 knots.

Signal Warnings
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Warning Signal #1 (30-60 kph winds)

Luzon Region
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1.Masbate
2.Romblon

Visayas Region
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1.Eastern Samar
2.Western Samar
3.Biliran
4.Leyte Provinces
5.Cebu
6.Camotes Island
7.Bohol
8.Negros Provinces
9.Aklan
10.Capiz
11.Antique
12.Iloilo
13.Guimaras

Mindanao Region
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1.Camiguin
2.Agusan del Norte
3.Surigao del Norte
4.Surigao del Sur
5.Dinagat
6.Siargao Island

Additional Information
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Residents in low-lying areas and near mountain slopes in areas under PSWS # 1 are advised to take all the necessary precautionary measures against possible flashfloods and landslides.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 AM today.
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it appears to have killed the blog as well...
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Global warming killed the video star.
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Quoting JeffMasters:


It would have been nice if all the hurricanes were spinning counter-clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere on the cover of Al Gore's book! That's some bad science Mr. Gore is putting in front of kids.

Jeff Masters


Is it just the COVER that's the "bad" science, or the whole book?

So many people are reviewing the cover. Has anyone read it yet? Or if it shows up on your kids reading list (and it will, guaranteed), will you allow your child to read it - and discuss where it's wrong?

Real science allows a discussion, right?
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Quoting NRAamy:
Awake...see my blog for my review on "2012".....

Thanks, phew, to the point and short, and you saved me some bucks!
Quoting MILLERTIME1:
Damn Global Warming, killed QuickScat!

LOL.
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Wow,all the blogs disappeared from the blog list,Global Warming is hitting everywhere.
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