Warmest January on record for the lower atmosphere

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:37 PM GMT on February 17, 2010

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Earth's lower atmosphere recorded its warmest January on record last month, according to data from both the University of Alabama, Hunstville (UAH) and Remote Sensing Systems (Figure 1). The satellite measurements used to take the global temperature of the lower atmosphere began in December 1978, using the Microwave Sounding Unit (MSU) on polar-orbiting satellites. The January 2010 temperature anomaly was an impressive 0.72°C above the 1979 - 1998 average, easily beating the previous record of 0.59°C set in January 2007. Last month's anomaly was the 3rd warmest anomaly for any month, falling just 0.04°C cooler than the record warmest anomalies of 0.76°C from February and April 1998. The January 2010 satellite-measured temperatures continued a trend of very warm conditions we've seen in the lower atmosphere since the current El Niño event began in June 2009. Record high temperatures occurred in November 2009, and were the second highest on record in both July and September 2009, according to UAH. The record-breaking temperatures in the lower atmosphere are due to the heating of the atmosphere by the strong El Niño event that has been heating the waters of the Central and Eastern Pacific since June 2009, combined with the global warming trend of the past few decades. Since we are currently at the lowest level of solar output in decades, the Earth is currently about 0.1°C cooler than if we were near the maximum of the 11-year sunspot cycle. Had we been near solar maximum, we would have set an all-time warmest lower atmosphere temperature anomaly record last month.(Note, though, that there is about a 2-year time lag between solar maximum and when Earth's global temperature responds). It will be interesting to see if the current El Niño event, which is quite a bit weaker than the record-strongest El Niño of 1998, is capable of making 2010 beat 1998 for honors as the warmest year on record in the lower atmosphere.


Figure 1. Temperature of the lowest 8km of the atmosphere measured by satellite via the MSU instrument flown on polar-orbiting satellites between 1979 - 2010. Image credit: Dr. Roy Spencer, University of Alabama, Hunstville.

Real-time display of atmospheric temperatures measured by satellite
The University of Alabama, Huntsville has a handy interactive plotting page that lets one plot up the historical and near-real-time satellite measurements of Earth's global average temperature at various levels of the atmosphere. These temperatures are measured by the MSU instrument on the polar-orbiting NOAA-15 satellite. Note that this is a different instrument than the AQUA satellite's MSU instrument used by UAH to formulate their official monthly global temperature anomaly data set. The two satellites give similar results, although NOAA-15 requires an additional correction to account for drift of the satellite.


Figure 2. Temperature of the global atmosphere at 14,000 feet (4.4 km) as measured by the MSU instrument on the polar-orbiting NOAA-15 satellite. This instrument has been flying since August 1998. The 20-year average (yellow line) and 20-year record highs (pink line) are for the period 1979 - 1998, using versions of the MSU instrument that flew on older satellites. The most recent data (green line), as of February 15, 2010, are marked by a white square, and have now fallen below the record for the date set in 1998. Note that during July 2009, November 2009, and January 2010, record high temperatures were measured at 14,000 feet altitude. A full description of the data is available from the University of Alabama, Hunstville.

Error sources in global atmospheric temperatures measured by satellite
Satellite-measured temperatures of Earth's atmosphere, in my judgment, are inferior to using the surface based system of ground stations and ocean buoys for measuring global temperature changes. I have two reasons for saying this:

1) The satellite temperatures show large global increases when there is an El Niño event. While the surface also experiences an upward spike in temperatures during an El Niño, it is much less pronounced than the atmospheric heating that occurs. Since we live at the surface, those temperatures are more relevant.

2) According to a description of the MSU data available on the Remote Sensing Systems web site where the data is archived,


"The instruments in the MSU series were intended for day to day operational use in weather forecasting and thus are not calibrated to the precision needed for climate studies. A climate quality dataset can be extracted from their measurements only by careful inter-calibration of the eleven distinct MSU instruments."


In other words, it's very tricky to make an accurate measurement of Earth's temperature going back to 1979, when satellite measurements began. You have to merge data from eleven separate satellites, whose instruments were never designed to make the kind of precise long-term climate measurements that are being asked of them. While surface stations also have error sources, I believe that the uncertainty in the satellite-based global temperature measurements are higher.

Dr. John Christy of the University of Alabama, Huntsville, made a series of efforts to perform the careful inter-calibration needed beginning in the 1990s, and for over a decade successfully defended his conclusion that the MSU instruments were showing a much lower level of tropospheric warming than what climate models predicted. Christy was probably the most quoted scientist by the "greenhouse skeptics" during that period, and testified numerous times before Congress about his findings. This discrepancy was a prime argument Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) used in his famed 2003 speech when he referred to the threat of catastrophic global warming as the "greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people." Greenhouse contrarian Dr. S. Fred Singer, who has probably more Congressional testimony about global warming under his belt than any other scientist, headlined his SEPP website for many years with the quote, "Computer models forecast rapidly rising global temperatures, but data from weather satellites and balloon instruments show no warming whatsoever. Nevertheless, these same unreliable computer models underpin the Global Climate Treaty." Michael Crichton also used the tropospheric warming discrepancy to give climate models a bad rap in his State of Fear novel. However, a series of papers published in 2004 and 2005 showed that the satellite inter-calibration methods used by Christy were incorrect. Christy conceded that his analysis had been in error, and participated in writing a statement put out by NOAA's Climate Change Science Program that detailed the error.

Climate change contrarians continue to prefer using the UAH satellite data to look at global temperature trends, since that data set shows less warming than the regular surface station data sets, and rates 1998 as the warmest year on record. The UAH data shows that in the 31-year period from 1979 - 2009, Earth's lower atmospheric temperature warmed by 0.13°C per decade. A separate analysis of the satellite data by Remote Sensing Systems (RSS) puts this number at 0.15°C per decade. For comparison, NASA's GISS and the UK HadCRUT surface data sets (which don't use satellite data) show warming of 0.16°C and 0.15°C per decade, respectively. You can generate these numbers yourself, using the excellent woodfortrees.org plotting tools. The amount of global warming predicted in the 2007 IPCC report for the period 2010 - 2030 was 0.20°C per decade, so we are running about 25% below this predicted level of warming, when averaging over the past 31 years.

For further reading: I have a 2006 blog post on this, and realclimate.org has a technical discussion.

Portlight continues relief efforts in Haiti
The Portlight.org disaster-relief effort continues in Haiti, with another container of specifically-requested medical supplies being shipped today. At the request of Portlight's on-site coordinator, Richard Lumarque, Portlight is committed to sending another container with 500 tents plus food and water. The cost of each shipment is $4300, so your donations are greatly appreciated! Please visit the Portlight.org blog to learn more and to donate. Floodman's blog has the latest info on Portlight's plan for Haitian relief.


Figure 3. Richard Lumarque, Portlight's on-site coordinator in Haiti, poses with double-amputee Darline Exidor, who received a wheelchair from Portlight. Portlight's team of ten relief workers has been laboring full-time the past two weeks to deliver donated supplies and assess the needs of the earthquake survivors.

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Yes, very interesting Levi.

Thanks.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
flood did right thing keep evrything from being blown out of context
"by the way, Fox News is making it sound like a full blown terrorist attack. Makes you wonder who, if anyone, they are talking to" IS blowing it out of context.
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Update on Invest 90C:

The center of Invest 90C, located in the northern hemisphere, has become better-defined and easier to locate on satellite imagery overnight. Convection has slackened some and become more scattered around the COC. 90C is moving eastward at about 25mph. This track took 90C near Kiritimati (Christmas Island) last night, and the center is now east of the island.

Southwest of 90C is the 2nd center, located in the southern hemisphere. The exact center is hard to pinpoint because it is lying on a surface trough, represented by the dashed orange line in the image. There is an elongated area of strong 850mb vorticity along this trough, resulting in an elongated and ill-defined LLC. However, convection has rebounded overnight after significantly diminishing yesterday evening. The disturbance's movement is nearly stationary. Slow southerly or southeasterly movement is expected to ensue over the next few days. Wind shear is around 10 knots near the southern center, and ocean heat content is very high. The southern center has healthy equatorial outflow, but the polar outflow channel is currently restricted by an upper low to the southeast.

Overall...the entire system remains disorganized, and the northern center is too close to the equator to significantly develop. I expect this center will likely continue off to the east or ENE and eventually dissipate in a few days as it gets sheared by the southern center. The southern center, however, has a much better chance of development if it can consolidate a defined LLC. I believe this will eventually come to pass, and gradual development of this system is expected over the next 5 days as it begins to drift south or southeastward.

At any rate, it's very intriguing to watch these two centers try to spin opposite directions in opposite hemispheres as they compete with each other.

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flood did right thing keep evrything from being blown out of context
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Quoting NttyGrtty:
Flood, I've had Fox NEws on since before this crash and heard everyhting said. Not once have they mentioned terrorist attack, full blown or otherwise.


I always hate to admit it, but they're doing okay, LOL! They have the bucks for the good video...have to give the the pretty ladies their props when they're due! Just trying to keep the proverbial chin up... :)
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Quoting Floodman:


The FBI are stating that until they complete the preliminary work that they cannot say that this was intentional; they are treating it as an accident but that an intentional act cannot be ruled out...the NTSB reports stating that it was intentional are unfounded and cannot be otherwise until some initial investigative work is completed. From what I've seen on the net and heard here on the radio, no one seems to be able to get the facts straight.

Here are the facts that can be verified so far: at about 9:30 this morning a small aircraft crashed into the 2-3 floors of the 7 story Echelon 1 building. The building houses IRS offices almost exclusively. There are currently two people unaccounted for and as for casualties, there are no reported dead, aside from the occupants of the aircraft. Area hospitals have only taken in two injured people.

Weather conditions at the time of the crash were fair skies and visibility of 10 miles.

No one has any information that has been verified of the actual identity of the plane or where the flight originated.

For right now, that is all the information available. Saying it was intentional or that it was loaded with explosives (a rumour running rampant on Twitter right now) is ridiculous and irresponsible; you guys have access to as much information as anyone else...by the way, Fox News is making it sound like a full blown terrorist attack. Makes you wonder who, if anyone, they are talking to

SLIGHT CORRECTION: The authorities now say only one person is missing; no casualties on the ground so far and only two to the hospital
Flood, I've had Fox NEws on since before this crash and heard everyhting said. Not once have they mentioned terrorist attack, full blown or otherwise.
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two f 16's have been scambled as well from austin after plane into building at 1003 cst am
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Quoting Floodman:


I didn't put any wors in your mouth; I quoted you


Perhaps I took your reference to irresponsibility the wrong way. If so, my apology. I only said it appeared to be intentional and isolated.

It's all about perception in the end anyhow :)

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Quoting HurricaneHunterGal:
what does MDR stand for?


main development region
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It's all okay, guys...

I'm pretty good at sorting fact from fiction, or rumor... I understand it's all preliminary conjecture and what appears to be true, may not be... but staff is now going down from DC.

I was in the shared HHS/Voice of America building a few blocks from the Capitol Bldg. during 9-11. After that, life is gravy. Just part of the job and life's work to discern BS from facts and educated opinion... appreciate all input as long as it's not hype.

ADD: NORAD??!! Wow, we ARE a nervous people...I'm guessing that's regular policy and procedure these days?? Not sure, you all may know more. Is TampaTom here?
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Quoting HurricaneHunterGal:
what does MDR stand for?


Main Development Region
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from denver to san fran divirted craft on the ground
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what does MDR stand for?
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got another bomb threat on flight
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They're talking to the NTSB, Flood.

From foxnews.com:

An NTSB official told Fox News that they are investigating this as an intentional act, and said it appears the pilot set his own house on fire and then got in his plane and flew it into the building. An NTSB spokesman, however, told FoxNews.com that "we can't confirm any of that."

Link
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


flood

man started house fire went to airport stole plane and flew it into building north of austin it appears this may be a tax issue and an upset indiviual has taken matters into his own hands


I knew it. It seemed like a pissed off tax problem.
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Quoting Ossqss:
425, I would ask that you do not put words in my mouth - Thank you :)

The reference to AIM = AwakeInMaryland


I didn't put any wors in your mouth; I quoted you
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Quoting Floodman:


The FBI are stating that until they complete the preliminary work that they cannot say that this was intentional; they are treating it as an accident but that an intentional act cannot be ruled out...the NTSB reports stating that it was intentional are unfounded and cannot be otherwise until some initial investigative work is completed. From what I've seen on the net and heard here on the radio, no one seems to be able to get the facts straight.

Here are the facts that can be verified so far: at about 9:30 this morning a small aircraft crashed into the 2-3 floors of the 7 story Echelon 1 building. The building houses IRS offices almost exclusively. There are currently two people unaccounted for and as for casualties, there are no reported dead, aside from the occupants of the aircraft. Area hospitals have only taken in two injured people.

Weather conditions at the time of the crash were fair skies and visibility of 10 miles.

No one has any information that has been verified of the actual identity of the plane or where the flight originated.

For right now, that is all the information available. Saying it was intentional or that it was loaded with explosives (a rumour running rampant on Twitter right now) is ridiculous and irresponsible; you guys have access to as much information as anyone else...by the way, Fox News is making it sound like a full blown terrorist attack. Makes you wonder who, if anyone, they are talking to


flood

man started house fire went to airport stole plane and flew it into building north of austin it appears this may be a tax issue and an upset indiviual has taken matters into his own hands
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425, I would ask that you do not put words in my mouth - Thank you :)

The reference to AIM = AwakeInMaryland
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Quoting StormChaser81:


Comparing 2005 to 2010, the warm water divide or dileniation between 26C & 20C is further NORTH than in 2005.

Yeah, I see that it is further north this year than in 2005 as well...
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Quoting jeffs713:

True, but they have to start from a lower temp, which can hold back water temps a bit. A lot of the warming in the GOM depends on how many fronts come through there in the coming months, and if a high parks over the GOM again (like last summer).


True, however, if fronts are still coming down in May we would have to worry about them stalling and causing the development of a Tropical system.
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Quoting StormChaser81:


Comparing 2005 to 2010, the warm water divide or dileniation between 26C & 20C is further NORTH than in 2005.


Yep, especially in the Eastern Atlantic.
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Quoting jeffs713:

True, but they have to start from a lower temp, which can hold back water temps a bit. A lot of the warming in the GOM depends on how many fronts come through there in the coming months, and if a high parks over the GOM again (like last summer).


Very True
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Oops I see what he was saying, your correct in saying 20C and 26C is further south than in 2005. But the warmer water are further north than in 2005.
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Quoting Ossqss:
It appears the crash was intentional and isolated.

AIM--- CIA,FBI and IRS are in that complex.



The FBI are stating that until they complete the preliminary work that they cannot say that this was intentional; they are treating it as an accident but that an intentional act cannot be ruled out...the NTSB reports stating that it was intentional are unfounded and cannot be otherwise until some initial investigative work is completed. From what I've seen on the net and heard here on the radio, no one seems to be able to get the facts straight.

Here are the facts that can be verified so far: at about 9:30 this morning a small aircraft crashed into the 2-3 floors of the 7 story Echelon 1 building. The building houses IRS offices almost exclusively. There are currently two people unaccounted for and as for casualties, there are no reported dead, aside from the occupants of the aircraft. Area hospitals have only taken in two injured people.

Weather conditions at the time of the crash were fair skies and visibility of 10 miles.

No one has any information that has been verified of the actual identity of the plane or where the flight originated.

For right now, that is all the information available. Saying it was intentional or that it was loaded with explosives (a rumour running rampant on Twitter right now) is ridiculous and irresponsible; you guys have access to as much information as anyone else...by the way, Fox News is making it sound like a full blown terrorist attack. Makes you wonder who, if anyone, they are talking to

SLIGHT CORRECTION: The authorities now say only one person is missing; no casualties on the ground so far and only two to the hospital
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Quoting jeffs713:

Two saving graces I see with the 2010 vs 2005 data:
First, the GOM is cooler overall, due to the cold air that has been pushed down all winter. This will help (some) during the season. Also, the dileniation between 26C and 20C on the north side of the MDR is much more defined this year, and generally further south. This will keep any storms that form too far north more or less under control (I hope).

Are the TCHP maps up yet?


Dude, It will take no time for the Gulf to warm up. Every year it warms up from 50's and 60's to 80's in about a months time.
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Quoting StormChaser81:


The Gulf will warm very quickly though and plus the loop current is still moving warm water through the gulf.

True, but they have to start from a lower temp, which can hold back water temps a bit. A lot of the warming in the GOM depends on how many fronts come through there in the coming months, and if a high parks over the GOM again (like last summer).
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man started house fire went to airport stole plane and flew it into building north of austin it appears this may be a tax issue and an upset indiviual has taken matters into his own hands
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From CNN, Federal Official says man apparently set his house on fire, went and stole the plane, then intentionally crashed it into the building.
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Quoting jeffs713:

Two saving graces I see with the 2010 vs 2005 data:
First, the GOM is cooler overall, due to the cold air that has been pushed down all winter. This will help (some) during the season. Also, the dileniation between 26C and 20C on the north side of the MDR is much more defined this year, and generally further south. This will keep any storms that form too far north more or less under control (I hope).

Are the TCHP maps up yet?


The Gulf will warm very quickly though and plus the loop current is still moving warm water through the gulf.
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Quoting Skyepony:


Click on it. It should take you to Ryan's page (alot of great info). He has done an excellent job researching & keeping track of ACE.
Clicked...excellent! Thanks
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Quoting SevereHurricane:
SST's in the Atlantic Basin are currently higher now than at this time in 2005. The combination of last years lack of Tropical Activity and a negative AO which has slackened the trade winds is too blame for the anomalously warm SST's in the Eastern Atlantic and MDR.



Two saving graces I see with the 2010 vs 2005 data:
First, the GOM is cooler overall, due to the cold air that has been pushed down all winter. This will help (some) during the season. Also, the dileniation between 26C and 20C on the north side of the MDR is much more defined this year, and generally further south. This will keep any storms that form too far north more or less under control (I hope).

The TCHP maps are up (I just checked), but I can't find a comparison chart from before 2009...
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Quoting TheCaneWhisperer:
Since I don't want to get into the TPC name game out in the middle of nowhere, the forecast as of now calls for 15 total storms west of 55 west. Crucial landfall ideas: seven landfalls, five hurricanes, two or three major landfalls. This is the kind of season that has me worried about Florida as a center point, and from this stage, areas north and west also, but with the center of the congregation of landfalling tracks near Florida.


Daym JB, take it easy.


Ya really.....I agree!
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Maybe the guy was trying to A-file (A=Airplane) his taxes or he had taken to much from the IRS and was ready to fight back.

People really get mad when doing taxes.
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Since I don't want to get into the TPC name game out in the middle of nowhere, the forecast as of now calls for 15 total storms west of 55 west. Crucial landfall ideas: seven landfalls, five hurricanes, two or three major landfalls. This is the kind of season that has me worried about Florida as a center point, and from this stage, areas north and west also, but with the center of the congregation of landfalling tracks near Florida.


Daym JB, take it easy.
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Quoting Floodman:
From the Austin-American Statesman:

FBI spokesman Bill Carter said the building hit by a plane at the Echelon office complex did not contain an FBI office. While the FBI has an office at the complex, the plane did not crash into that particular building, Carter said.

William Winnie, an Internal Revenue Service agent, said he was in a training session on the third floor of the building when he saw a light-colored, single engine plane coming at the building.

“It looked like it was coming right in my window,” Winnie said. He said the plane veered down and to the left and crashed into the floors below. “I didn’t lose my footing, but it was enough to knock people who were sitting to the floor.”

The building mostly houses IRS offices, said Kathi Hall, with KVSA Asset Management, which manages the property.
all that paper good burning material hot quick fire
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Quoting NttyGrtty:
Thanks. Just curious. Good graphic


Click on it. It should take you to Ryan's page (alot of great info). He has done an excellent job researching & keeping track of ACE.
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Quoting Ossqss:
It appears the crash was intentional and isolated.

AIM--- CIA,FBI and IRS are in that complex.



Thanks...can almost always count on the blog.

Thanks, Floodman, for the fast report from the Statesman...
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From the Austin-American Statesman:

FBI spokesman Bill Carter said the building hit by a plane at the Echelon office complex did not contain an FBI office. While the FBI has an office at the complex, the plane did not crash into that particular building, Carter said.

William Winnie, an Internal Revenue Service agent, said he was in a training session on the third floor of the building when he saw a light-colored, single engine plane coming at the building.

“It looked like it was coming right in my window,” Winnie said. He said the plane veered down and to the left and crashed into the floors below. “I didn’t lose my footing, but it was enough to knock people who were sitting to the floor.”

The building mostly houses IRS offices, said Kathi Hall, with KVSA Asset Management, which manages the property.
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Quoting Skyepony:


Outliers aren't removed but it is a 24month running total which certain helps with smoothing.
Thanks. Just curious. Good graphic
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SST's in the Atlantic Basin are currently higher now than at this time in 2005. The combination of last years lack of Tropical Activity and a negative AO which has slackened the trade winds is too blame for the anomalously warm SST's in the Eastern Atlantic and MDR.


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Quoting NttyGrtty:
Skye, as far as you know, are the points on that graphic (an excellent graphic, by the way) all inclusive or have outliers been removed?


Outliers aren't removed but it is a 24month running total which certain helps with smoothing.
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Quoting flsky:

Take a breath. It's an accident.


It was not an accident....they are saying!
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It appears the crash was intentional and isolated.

AIM--- CIA,FBI and IRS are in that complex.

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Quoting AwakeInMaryland:
I'm watching the fire dep't. briefing of this plane crash on Research Blvd. in Austin -- re "there are a variety of agencies" in this building -- anybody here know WHAT agencies?

O Lord, they just said Federal offices AND private businesses... I'm feeling sick...

Take a breath. It's an accident.
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Its now being reported that this was intentially done........IRS building office was the target.......geesh
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I'm watching the fire dep't. briefing of this plane crash on Research Blvd. in Austin -- re "there are a variety of agencies" in this building -- anybody here know WHAT agencies?

O Lord, they just said Federal offices AND private businesses... I'm feeling sick...

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uh huh...intentional act; IRS offices...
It appears...The pilot set his own house on fire, and flew into the building.
That sick feeling in my gut...well...I wish it hadn't been quite so intuitive...
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401. JRRP
5:13 PM GMT on February 18, 2010
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5:13 PM GMT on February 18, 2010
Quoting Skyepony:
I agree with El Nino causing higher humidity. Also that unknown element that causes things to wrap up in to cyclonic turning seems to be in place. ACE though is still really low. Looking at the past it doesn't make huge shifts from year to year (NH is the bottom, total world is the top).. I don't see the overall season being extremely busy. If we get higher in # of storms they should be shorter lived, smaller ones. Only takes one to be memorable..

Skye, as far as you know, are the points on that graphic (an excellent graphic, by the way) all inclusive or have outliers been removed?
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399. RitaEvac
5:03 PM GMT on February 18, 2010
Quoting NttyGrtty:
Really? I see partly cloudy, hi's in the mid 60's, light winds in Navarre Beach. On the boat on Sat, golf course on Sun...TStorms gonna ruin that?


Western Gulf
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