Bermuda eyes a weak Colin; new extreme heat record for Belarus

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:19 PM GMT on August 07, 2010

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Tropical Storm Colin is taking aim at Bermuda, and could bring tropical storm force winds to the island tonight. Colin continues to pass through an unfavorable environment for development, as the storm is being affected by dry being pumped in from an upper-level low pressure system to the west. Wind shear has dropped to about 10 knots, but Colin has not yet been able to take advantage of the low shear. Recent satellite imagery shows that Colin is a disorganized system, with limited heavy thunderstorm activity. What few intense thunderstorms Colin has have been pushed over to the east side of the storm by yesterday's high wind shear, and the rains from these thunderstorms can be seen approaching Bermuda on Bermuda radar.

Forecast for Colin
The latest SHIPS model forecast predicts that wind shear will remain low to moderate today as Colin makes its closest pass by Bermuda. This may allow the storm to intensify to a 50 mph tropical storm before it moves past Bermuda early Sunday morning. The shear will increase again on Sunday as Colin heads out to sea, and it is unlikely that the storm will ever attain hurricane status.


Figure 1. Morning satellite image of Colin.

93L
A tropical wave (Invest 93) about 850 miles west of the Cape Verdes Islands off the coast of Africa is moving northwest at 10 mph. Wind shear is a moderate 10 knots, and is expected to stay in the moderate range the next five days. NHC is giving a 40% chance of this disturbance developing into a tropical depression by Monday morning. The GFS model shows some weak development of 93L occurring early next week. This storm will probably only be a concern to shipping interests. There are no other areas of concern the models are showing for the next seven days.

Belarus records its hottest temperature in history
The European nation of Belarus, on the western border of Russia, recorded its hottest temperature in history yesterday, August 6, when the mercury hit 38.7°C (101.7°F) in Gorky. The previous record was 38.0°C (100.4°F) set at Vasiliyevichy on Aug. 20, 1946.

The Great Russian Heat Wave of 2010 chokes Moscow with smoke for a second day
Smoke from wildfires caused by the worst heat wave in Russia's history have choked Moscow for a second straight day today, bringing air pollution levels to six times the safe mark and forcing cancellation of dozens of flights. Visibilities dropped as low as 325 meters at Moscow's airport today, as temperatures hit 97°F (36°C). The past 25 days in a row have exceeded 30°C (86°F) in Moscow, and there is no relief in sight--the latest forecast for Moscow calls for high temperatures near 100°F (37.8°C) for the majority of the coming week. As I reported in yesterday's post, the number of deaths in Moscow in July 2010 was about 5,000 more than in July 2009, suggesting that the heat wave has been responsible for thousands of deaths in Moscow alone. I would expect that by the time the Great Russian Heat Wave of 2010 is over, the number of premature deaths caused by the heat wave will approach or exceed the 40,000 who died in the 2003 European Heat Wave. As seen in Figure 2, the Russian heat wave of this year is more intense and affects a wider region than the great 2003 heat wave, though the population affected by the two heat waves is probably similar.


Figure 2. A comparison of temperature anomalies for August 2003, the peak of the great European heat wave of that year (left), with July temperature anomalies from the Great Russian Heat Wave of 2010 (right). This year's heat wave in Russia is more intense and covers a wider area of Europe than the 2003 heat wave. The 2003 heat wave caused approximately 40,000 premature deaths. Image credit: NOAA/ESRL.

Commentary
Belarus' new all-time extreme heat record gives the year 2010 the most national extreme heat records for a single year--seventeen. These nations comprise 19% of the total land area of Earth. This is the largest area of Earth's surface to experience all-time record high temperatures in any single year in the historical record. Looking back at the past decade, which was the hottest decade in the historical record, Seventy-five countries set extreme hottest temperature records (33% of all countries.) For comparison, fifteen countries set extreme coldest temperature records over the past ten years (6% of all countries). My source for extreme weather records is the excellent book Extreme Weather by Chris Burt. His new updates (not yet published) remove a number of old disputed records.

Keep in mind that the matter of determining extreme records is very difficult, and it is often a judgment call as to whether an old record is reliable or not. For example, one of 2007's fifteen extreme hottest temperature records is for the U.S.--the 129°F recorded at Death Valley that year. Most weather record books list 1913 as the year the hottest temperature in the U.S. occurred, when Greenland Ranch in Death Valley hit 134°F. However, as explained in a recent Weatherwise article, that record is questionable, since it occurred during a sandstorm when hot sand may have wedged against the thermometer, artificially inflating the temperature. Mr. Burt's list of 225 countries with extreme heat records includes islands that are not independent countries, such as Puerto Rico and Greenland. I thank Mr. Burt and weather record researchers Maximiliano Herrera and Howard Rainford for their assistance identifying this year's new extreme temperature records.

Earth has now seen four consecutive months with its warmest temperature on record, and the first half of 2010 was the warmest such 6-month period in the planet's history. It is not a surprise that many all-time extreme heat records are being shattered when the planet as a whole is so warm. Global warming "loads the dice" to favor extreme heat events unprecedented in recorded history.

National heat records set in 2010
Belarus, on the western border of Russia, recorded its hottest temperature in history on Saturday, August 7, when the mercury hit 38.9°C (102°F) in Gomel. This broke the all-time record for extreme heat set just one day before, the 38.7°C (101.7°F) recorded in Gorky. Prior to 2010, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Belarus was the 38.0°C (100.4°F) in Vasiliyevichy on Aug. 20, 1946.

Ukraine tied its record for hottest temperature in its history when the mercury hit 41.3°C (106.3°F) at Lukhansk on August 1, 2010. Ukraine also reached 41.3°C on July 20 and 21, 2007, at Voznesensk.

Cyprus recorded its hottest temperature in its history on August 1, 2010 when the mercury hit 46.6°C (115.9°F) at Lefconica. The old record for Cyprus was 44.4°C (111.9°F) at Lefkosia in August 1956. An older record of 46.6°C from July 1888 was reported from Nicosia, but is of questionable reliability.

Finland recorded its hottest temperature on July 29, 2010, when the mercury hit 99°F (37.2°C) at Joensuu. The old (undisputed) record was 95°F (35°C) at Jyvaskyla on July 9, 1914.

Qatar had its hottest temperature in history on July 14, 2010, when the mercury hit 50.4°C (122.7°F) at Doha Airport.

Russia had its hottest temperature in history on July 11, when the mercury rose to 44.0°C (111.2°F) in Yashkul, Kalmykia Republic, in the European portion of Russia near the Kazakhstan border. The previous hottest temperature in Russia (not including the former Soviet republics) was the 43.8°C (110.8°F) reading measured at Alexander Gaj, Kalmykia Republic, on August 6, 1940. The remarkable heat in Russia this year has not been limited just to the European portion of the country--the Asian portion of Russia also recorded its hottest temperature in history this year, a 42.7°C (108.9°F) reading at Kara, in the Chita Republic on June 24. The 42.3°C (108.1°F) reading on June 25 at Belogorsk, near the Amur River border with China, also beat the old record for the Asian portion of Russia. The previous record for the Asian portion of Russia was 41.7°C (107.1°F) at Aksha on July 21, 2004.

Sudan recorded its hottest temperature in its history on June 25 when the mercury rose to 49.6°C (121.3°F) at Dongola. The previous record was 49.5°C (121.1°F) set in July 1987 in Aba Hamed.

Niger tied its record for hottest day in history on June 22, 2010, when the temperature reached 47.1°C (116.8°F) at Bilma. That record stood for just one day, as Bilma broke the record again on June 23, when the mercury topped out at 48.2°C (118.8°F). The previous record was 47.1°C on May 24, 1998, also at Bilma.

Saudi Arabia had its hottest temperature ever on June 22, 2010, with a reading of 52.0°C (125.6°F) in Jeddah, the second largest city in Saudi Arabia. The previous record was 51.7°C (125.1°F), at Abqaiq, date unknown. The record heat was accompanied by a sandstorm, which caused eight power plants to go offline, resulting in blackouts to several Saudi cities.

Chad had its hottest day in history on June 22, 2010, when the temperature reached 47.6°C (117.7°F) at Faya. The previous record was 47.4°C (117.3°F) at Faya on June 3 and June 9, 1961.

Kuwait recorded its hottest temperature in history on June 15 in Abdaly, according to the Kuwait Met office. The mercury hit 52.6°C (126.7°F). Kuwait's previous all-time hottest temperature was 51.9°C (125.4°F), on July 27,2007, at Abdaly. Temperatures reached 51°C (123.8°F) in the capital of Kuwait City on June 15, 2010.

Iraq had its hottest day in history on June 14, 2010, when the mercury hit 52.0°C (125.6°F) in Basra. Iraq's previous record was 51.7°C (125.1°F) set August 8, 1937, in Ash Shu'aybah.

Pakistan had its hottest temperature in history on May 26, when the mercury hit an astonishing 53.5°C (128.3°F) at the town of MohenjuDaro, according to the Pakistani Meteorological Department. While this temperature reading must be reviewed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for authenticity, not only is the 128.3°F reading the hottest temperature ever recorded in Pakistan, it is the hottest reliably measured temperature ever recorded on the continent of Asia.

Myanmar (Burma) had its hottest temperature in its recorded history on May 12, when the mercury hit 47°C (116.6°F) in Myinmu, according to the Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology. Myanmar's previous hottest temperature was 45.8°C (114.4°F) at Minbu, Magwe division on May 9, 1998. According to Chris Burt, author of the authoritative weather records book Extreme Weather, the 47°C measured this year is the hottest temperature in Southeast Asia history.

Ascention Island (St. Helena, a U.K. Territory) had its hottest temperature in history on March 25, 2010, when the mercury hit 34.9°C (94.8°C) at Georgetown. The previous record was 34.0°C (93.2°F) at Georgetown in April 2003, exact day unknown.

The Solomon Islands had their hottest temperature in history on February 1, 2010, when the mercury hit 36.1°C (97°F) at Lata Nendo (Ndeni). The previous record for Solomon Islands was 35.6°C (96.0°F) at Honaiara, date unknown.

Colombia had its hottest temperature in history on January 24, 2010, when Puerto Salgar hit 42.3°C (108°F). The previous record was 42.0°C (107.6°F) at El Salto in March 1988 (exact day unknown).

National cold records set in 2010
One nation has set a record for its coldest temperature in history in 2010. Guinea had its coldest temperature in history in January 9, 2010, when the mercury hit 1.4°C (34.5°F) at Mali-ville in the Labe region.

Next post
I'll have an update Sunday. There are many important weather stories I've neglected to cover of late, such as the floods in Pakistan, which I hope to talk about in the coming week.

Jeff Masters

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1401. astromac
10:47 AM GMT on August 18, 2010
"These nations comprise 19% of the total land area of Earth. This is the largest area of Earth's surface to experience all-time record high temperatures in any single year in the historical record."


The first statement is correct; the second is at best dubious. Is one national record really comparable to another (e.g. Belarus to Ascension I.)? Is it correct to add areas of whole nations, because of one record in one limited area? Is it really true that as much as 19% of the surface of Earth has experienced all-time record high temperatures?

Russia is the world's largest country. It now has a new national heat record (or even two). So far, so good. Cyprus also hit a new national heat record this year. Now, if you would divide Russia up into pieces as small as Cyprus, you would find that not all of these almost 2000 pieces have set new records. Maybe 10% did, maybe 20% or more did, but certainly not all of them, thus making up the total area of Russia. However, the whole area of Russia is counted in as part of the 19%; in fact Russia makes up more than half of this area.

On the other hand, USA is also a large nation. Possibly, a U.S. national heat record was set in 2007, but not in 2010 (as yet), so USA is not included. I am not aware of any new U.S. state heat records set in 2010, but if, let's say, Delaware and Rhode Island had new state records set in July, USA will still contribute with just 0 km² to the total area, according to the metrics of Dr. Jeff Masters. That seems wrong to me. They are small states, but together they are as large as Cyprus. Also, some U.S. states are much larger than Delaware. Maybe, if you divided up for instance Alaska or Texas into smaller pieces, you would find new local records here and there? Those areas, too, ought to be added to the total land area percentage figure.

However, if the national record from Death Valley is beaten again this year, suddenly all 9,372,614 km² of the U.S. will be added to the total land area that has experienced all-time high. That also seems wrong to me.

In short, to claim that a certain percentage of the total land area of Earth has experienced all-time record high temperatures, you would have to divide the total area into reasonably small parts (probably much smaller than Cyprus but bigger than Ascension Island's 88 km²). Then you would have to investigate the temperature history of each one. Nations are in this respect in most cases too big units (or in a few cases even too small units), to form a valid base for a statement like the one quoted at the top of this comment.
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1400. JBirdFireMedic
5:01 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
NEW BLOG!
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1399. aspectre
2:23 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
surfmom "Moscow & China - YIKES anyone know how the dam in China is holding up?
Haven't been able to keep up with the rain numbers in that area.
"

"China's Three Gorges superstructure is now under threat from vast floating islands of rubbish and debris which have been swept into the Yangtze River by torrential rain and flooding."

"...debris has clogged a large swathe of the river, and the locks of the hydroelectric dam...are now at risk.
[...] More rain is forecast in the coming days."
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1398. SouthALWX
1:49 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting FLdewey:

Seems like a strange statistic... per 1000 sq miles, yet it's done by city? I don't know it seems like a skewed statistic to me.

Texas has more than twice the number per year...

At least the good news is ours are nothing compared to what they see out west... give me an EF0 waterspout to photograph any day!


Texas is also, what 4 times the size of florida? Geographically, the area of florida is the most active tornadically. Get a graphic of violent ef3+ tornadoes and a different story will be told.
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1397. 1965
1:44 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting Abacosurf:


Looks like a LLC off of Ga. moving S.W. this morning.


Yeah, that is what I'm seeing as well.

Baroclinic in nature, and is being sheared from the NW. This critter looks to have 3-4 days to get it's act together in a steam bath environment. This one is THE feature to watch right now even though it currently looks like nothing, all major models develop this into a low over the EGOM in the coming days. Everything else in the Atlantic are fish for the next week or so.
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1395. PanhandleChuck
1:37 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting SouthALWX:

It snowed in mobile ... 6" where I live ( citronelle, al ...) go figure .. *shrug*


The first week in January I had 7 nights in a row, where the thermometer dipped below 15 degrees each night. I'm quite sure it got even colder up in Ike's neck of the woods. LOL
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1394. nrtiwlnvragn
1:35 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
NEW BLOG
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1393. SouthALWX
1:34 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting PanhandleChuck:


Not getting into this, but it was pretty darn cold here in the panhandle last winter and nobody said nothin about it. Biting my tongue before I go on a rant.

jerr -- Not an attack on you, so please don't take it that way.

It snowed in mobile ... 6" where I live ( citronelle, al ...) go figure .. *shrug*
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1392. LoneStarWeather
1:33 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting StormW:


506. That's my point. And the Earth is how old?

Very nice, Storm. And of course, there was no response as usual.
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1391. hurricane556
1:33 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting Abacosurf:


Looks like a LLC off of Ga. moving S.E. this morning.


look at the melbourne long range radar.
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1390. PanhandleChuck
1:33 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting jerr:
Is any one paying attention to the record setting cold in Argentina and Bolivia.

Any explanation - Don't think it global warming.

Earth axis shift and or orbit?
Hansen's new book has some interesting references on the subject


Not getting into this, but it was pretty darn cold here in the panhandle last winter and nobody said nothin about it. Biting my tongue before I go on a rant.

jerr -- Not an attack on you, so please don't take it that way.
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1389. Abacosurf
1:32 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting CybrTeddy:
If the ECMWF verifies we might have a invest too watch in the Gulf in 48 hours.


Looks like a LLC off of Ga. moving S.W. this morning.
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1388. LoneStarWeather
1:32 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting StSimonsIslandGAGuy:


As far as mankind causing global warming the debate really is over. As to the feedbacks that will come into play, how much ice melts, how much temperature rises, how weather patterns will change in the coming greenhouse world---there is a lot of debate on how things will turn out, yes.

How is the debate on whether mankind caused global warming over? Where are your sources? You write off and criticize others on here for making statements with no backup yet you do it constantly.
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1387. CybrTeddy
1:30 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting PanhandleChuck:


Mornin Teddy


Morning.
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1386. jerr
1:30 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Is any one paying attention to the record setting cold in Argentina and Bolivia.

Any explanation - Don't think it global warming.

Earth axis shift and or orbit?
Hansen's new book has some interesting references on the subject
1385. hydrus
1:29 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting surfmom:
HYDRUS!Ahhh yes it is THREE GORGES... where in the world did I get 7 sisters LOL - I'm known for my ditz moments LOL thanks
You seem pretty sharp to me.:)
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1384. PanhandleChuck
1:29 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting CybrTeddy:
If the ECMWF verifies we might have a invest too watch in the Gulf in 48 hours.


Mornin Teddy
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1383. CybrTeddy
1:28 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
If the ECMWF verifies we might have a invest too watch in the Gulf in 48 hours.
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1382. PanhandleChuck
1:28 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting aquak9:
chuck- bouys link

Link


Thanks aqua, not showing much of anything and pressures rising, but that may change withing the next 6 hours or so. Any thoughts?

PS where's Pat? Has he gotten tired of all the crap that's been on here lately?
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1381. aquak9
1:22 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
chuck- bouys link

Link
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1380. Cotillion
1:20 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Colin's ACE will be just short of 2 (1.945 by my reckoning).
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1378. PanhandleChuck
1:20 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Sorry I can't get this to animate, but there is definite SW motion with the blob in the NE GOM. If you look at the radar, you can see the convection splitting, with some storms heading East into Fl., while the rest is moving out into the waters of the GOM

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1377. Hurricanes12
1:19 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Even though Colin is now a TD, I give it props for even lasting that long anyways and for regenerating. It lasted a while with such a high pressure and it had to face alot of obstacles.
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1376. Sfloridacat5
1:17 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
A lot of people don't know this but Clearwater/Tampa leads the list. List compiled by Dr. Forbes (TWC).

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1375. nrtiwlnvragn
1:14 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Bout time

AL 04 2010080812 BEST 0 314N 656W 30 1013 TD
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1374. aspectre
1:13 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
1319 SouthALWX "Speaking of pools I need some advice WU community! My daughter (2 years old)) discovered around 1000 tadpoles in our pool this morning. Any advice on how I get rid of the little buggers without triggering a tantrum? =P"

I assume you mean a wading pool. Just buy a much smaller wading pool or plastic tub, or go to a nearby bakery or restaurant and see if they have a 5gallon plastic*bucket or three that they want to get rid of.
Fill the mini-pool or tub with water from the pool, cuz there's already algae in that water that the tadpoles can feed off of. Then hand her a strainer to catch and transfer the tadpoles to the mini-pool, tub, or bucket while you help with a larger net.

Probably wanna add some mosquito fish to eat those bloodsucker's larvae. You can usually get them free if you look in the phone book under mosquito abatement, or dirt cheap at a pet or pond store.

* Or a 5gallon paint or mud(plastering)bucket or three from a construction/remodeling/repainting site. Just make sure you clean them really really good before pouring pool water into the bucket, or you might kill the tadpoles (and any fish).
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1372. largeeyes
1:06 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Had good waves here in NC yesterday. Not that I was any good with 'em, but it was fun trying! Nasty little rip tide you didn't realize was there until you were 100 yards out...
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1371. ColdInFL
1:04 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Record temperatures

Link
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1370. BDAwx
1:03 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
AWOS at Commissioner's Point just reported:
sustained winds at 34mph and a gust at 43mph
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1368. WxLogic
1:01 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Almost...

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1367. surfmom
1:00 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting SouthALWX:
Thanks for all the advice :) I'm thinking we'll keep some of them in a jar, take her to release "all" the rest of them ... and whats left Ill fish with.


that works perfectly !! Win - win
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1366. WxLogic
12:59 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting nrtiwlnvragn:
Hmmmm....





I know... tempting to go there.
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1365. SouthALWX
12:59 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting surfmom:
Quoting SouthALWX:

Speaking of pools I need some advice WU community! My daughter (2 years old)) discovered around 1000 tadpoles in our pool this morning. Any advice on how I get rid of the little buggers without triggering a tantrum? =P


OMG - HOLD THE CHLORINE!!!!!!!
- get your skimmer net scoop them out and place them in either a kiddie pool or some larger container -- you can have a blast raising them. If you want more details, WUmail mail (I no longer keep a blog thx to TROLLS)

Now THAT might work ... I have a smaller pool that I can move them to. Great plan!
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1364. iluvjess
12:59 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
I see the Mobile, AL discussion includes mention of a cut-off Low in the Eastern Gulf Early in the week. Any model support?
1363. surfmom
12:59 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
HYDRUS!Ahhh yes it is THREE GORGES... where in the world did I get 7 sisters LOL - I'm known for my ditz moments LOL thanks
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1362. SouthALWX
12:58 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Now you guys are making me feel guilty ... A) I want my pool back! B) They make such good bait C) The last time I tried raising tadpoles I woke up to find 2 rattlesnakes and only half the tadpoles left in the puddle....
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1361. surfmom
12:57 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting SouthALWX:

Speaking of pools I need some advice WU community! My daughter (2 years old)) discovered around 1000 tadpoles in our pool this morning. Any advice on how I get rid of the little buggers without triggering a tantrum? =P


OMG - HOLD THE CHLORINE!!!!!!!
- get your skimmer net scoop them out and place them in either a kiddie pool or some larger container -- you can have a blast raising them. If you want more details, WUmail mail (I no longer keep a blog thx to TROLLS)
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1360. Neapolitan
12:56 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
I know we've seen this happen a number of times already, and not much has come to fruition, but, still, Africa is about to send the Atlantic yet another gift (or maybe two):

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1359. WeatherLoverinMiami
12:55 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting pottery:

Actually, on a serious note...
Frogs all over the World are in decline.
You should Nurture the tadpoles, and create a frog-sanctuary where you used to live.
That Funny A frog lover I say Kill them all lol just playing around
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1358. CaicosRetiredSailor
12:54 PM GMT on August 08, 2010


Latitude= 23.03 N Longitude= 43.55 W
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1357. weatherwart
12:54 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Link

This is the link.
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1356. Chicklit
12:53 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting BahaHurican:
They've had something about that for a couple discussions now. I guess they're looking for separation from ITCZ and a stronger surface reflection before saying anything else....


Maybe ran into some dry air but things could get a little better for it today.
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1355. surfmom
12:53 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Quoting pottery:

LOL..
Water temps are a balmy 84-85.
Swells to 5', and waters are slightly cloudy...
Oh, and no noticeable polutants floating about.


RESCUE ME !!!!! I'm on the dock waving a pyrate flag
oops (can I bring my dog & surfboard?)
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1354. SouthALWX
12:52 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Thanks for all the advice :) I'm thinking we'll keep some of them in a jar, take her to release "all" the rest of them ... and whats left Ill fish with.
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1353. nrtiwlnvragn
12:52 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Hmmmm....



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1352. weatherwart
12:52 PM GMT on August 08, 2010
Looks like a lot of moisture being carved away from 93L.



Link
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