Record snows hit New England; Brazilian floods kill 350; Brisbane underwater

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:16 PM GMT on January 13, 2011

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The Northeast U.S. is digging out today from the winter's third major snowstorm, and the nation's South continues to deal with travel disruptions caused by the nasty coasting of ice, snow and sleet the storm left behind early this week. Yesterday's Nor'easter has exited into Canada, and the storm is over for the U.S. It was a pretty average Nor'easter as far as intensity goes--the storm's central pressure bottomed out at 982 mb, and just the Massachusetts coast was subject to high winds that merited blizzard warnings. The storm did generate one hurricane-force wind gust--Provincetown airport on the tip of Cape Cod had sustained winds at 43 mph, gusting to 79 mph, at 6:35am EST yesterday, and a personal weather station at Humarock Beach in Scituate, southeast of Boston, recorded a wind gust of 64 mph at 5:51am EST yesterday.


Figure 1. A bit of work today needed before one can step out of the door in Southborough, Massachusetts! Image credit: wunderphotographer Megmdp.

But what was remarkable about the January Nor'easter of 2011 were its snow amounts. This rather ordinary-strength Nor'easter managed to assemble the perfect mix of conditions needed to transport moisture to a region of the storm highly favorable for heavy snow formation. Many heavy snow bands with snowfall rates up to 3 inches per hour formed over New England, with some of these bands intense enough to generate lightning and thunder. Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont all came within an inch of setting all-time state 24-hour snowfall records yesterday. North Haven, Connecticut received 29.5", falling just short of the 30.2" 24-hour snowfall record for the state, set at Fairfield in February 2006. Savoy, Massachusetts received 34.5", falling just short of that state's all-time 24-hour snowfall record, the 36" recorded at Milton in February 1997. Wilmington, Vermont got 36" in yesterday's storm, just missing the state record of 37", set at Peru in March 1984. The capital of Connecticut, Hartford, had its greatest snowstorm in history yesterday, with 24". The old record was 23.5", set in a February 1899 storm.

Some selected storm total snowfall amounts, taken from the latest NOAA storm summary:

New York City, NY 9.1"
Albany, NY 13.2"
Worcester, MA 21.1"
Boston, MA 14.6"
Augusta, ME 14.5"
Portland, ME 9.2"
Concord, NH 22"
Somerset, PA 15"
Philadelphia, PA 5.2"
Providence, RI 9.5"
Brattleboro, VT 19"
Elkin, WV 10"
Danbury, CT 17.9"
Wilmington, DE 4.3"

According to our weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, in his latest blog post titled, "Snowstorms in the South: A Historical Perspective", the 8.9" that fell on Huntsville, Alabama from this week's storm was that city's third heaviest snow on record. The post has a nice summary of the remarkable heavy snow storms that have hit the South in the past.


Figure 2. Flooding at São José do Vale do Rio Preto in Brazil photographed on Thursday, January 13, 2011.

Brazilian floods, landslides kill at least 350
The globe's parade of massive flooding disasters in recent months continued yesterday in Brazil, where heavy rains of up to 10 inches in 24 hours inundated the region about 60 miles north of Rio de Janeiro. At least 350 are dead and 50 people missing, and the death toll is expected to go much higher once rescuers reach remote villages that have been cut off from communications. Brazil suffers hundreds of deaths each year due to flooding and mudslides, but the past 12 months have been particularly devastating. Flooding and landslides near Rio in April last year killed 246 people and did about $13 billion in damage, and at least 85 people perished last January during a similar event.


Figure 3. A woman trapped on the roof of her car awaits rescue during the Toowoomba flash flood on Monday. Image credit: Wikipedia.

New floods ravage Australia's 3rd largest city
Flood waters swept today into Brisbane, Australia's 3rd largest city, inundating 14,400 homes and businesses, partially submerging another 17,200, and cutting power to 118,000, as the Brisbane River peaked at its highest level since 1974. Queensland Premier Anna Bligh, who has called the recent floods in Queensland the greatest natural disaster in their history, said, "What I'm seeing looks more like a war zone in some places. All I could see was their rooftops...underneath every single one of those rooftops is a horror story. We are facing a reconstruction effort of post-war proportions." Much of Brisbane's infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed, including 55,000 miles of roads. The Port of Brisbane, one of Australia's busiest, has been closed because of debris, and the city's largest sports stadium is under several feet of water.

The search for bodies continues in Toowoomba, about 60 miles west of Brisbane, where freak rains of 6 inches in just 30 minutes triggered a flash flood that killed 12 and left 61 missing on Monday. The flood waters from the Toowoomba disaster poured into the Brisbane River, contributing to its rampage through Brisbane yesterday. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) reported that only scattered light rains less than 1/3" fell in the Brisbane area over the past 24 hours, and no further significant rains are forecast in the Brisbane area until Tuesday next week, so the worst of the flooding is now over for Queensland. According to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, the December - January floods in Queenland are the most significant flooding event in Australia since at least 1974. In 2010, Australia had its wettest spring (September - November) since records began 111 years ago, with some sections of coastal Queensland receiving over 4 feet (1200 mm) of rain. Rainfall in Queensland and all of eastern Australia in December was the greatest on record, and the year 2010 was the rainiest year on record for Queensland. Queensland typically has its rainiest years when La Niña events occur, due to the much warmer than average ocean temperatures that occur along the coast. The BOM notes, "Previous strong La Niña events, such as those of 1974 and 1955, have also been associated with widespread and severe flooding in eastern Australia. Sea surface temperatures off the Queensland coast in recent months have also been at or near record levels." The BOM's annual summary also reported, "Sea surface temperatures in the Australian region during 2010 were the warmest value on record for the Australian region. Individual high monthly sea surface temperature records were also set during 2010 in March, April, June, September, October, November and December. Along with favourable hemispheric circulation associated with the 2010 La Niña, very warm sea surface temperatures contributed to the record rainfall and very high humidity across eastern Australia during winter and spring." Beginning in December, the Queensland floods have killed at least 22, and damage estimates are now as high as $20 billion. Queensland has an area the size of Germany and France combined.

2010 tied for warmest year in Earth's history
Earth's warmest year in history occurred in 2010, NASA reported yesterday. The globe's temperature beat the previous record set in 2005 by just .01°C, so we should consider 2010 and 2005 tied for the warmest year on record. Reliable global temperature records go back to 1880. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also announced yesterday that 2010 was tied with 2005 as the warmest year on record, with temperatures during 2010 1.12°F (0.62°C) above the 20th century average. I'll have a full blog post on the subject Friday morning.

Jeff Masters

storm car burried (slimfast)
on a lowell mass street 1/12/11 taken off hampshire street lowell mass our streets are buried in snow we have 24-36" of snow we had unsafe intersecting roads every where un safe driving also large buildings with flat roofs are unsafe many colapsed buildings
storm car burried
Brilliance..2 (suzi46)
a brilliant mid-Winter's day..blue skies and sunshine on the clear ice of the brooks creating wonderful images..
Brilliance..2
How Many Cars? (stoneygirl)
Can you tell how many cars are under all that? We had a whopping 2 plus FEET of snow today and the snow drifts were upwards of 3 and 4 feet. Gotta love winter.
How Many Cars?

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Global Warming is no more than a long-range forecast.

We can't predict the low temperature tonight, but we can ABSOLUTELY know that 20 years will be 1 degree C warmer?

Right, and it's going to snow on March 2, 2011 at my house.
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Burn em at the stake
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Quoting atmoaggie:
No, it isn't, sorry.

Oh, sorry. I should have said, "Thought this one might be interesting for those interested in our changing climate". Didn't mean to offend, friend. ;-)
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Quoting breald:
About the whole GW debate, I guess it is easier for some to say "it is a natural process" so they don't have to do anything about it. They don't have to reflect on it. It is always easier to wash your hands of it than to really think about it.

In the mean time, 20 years have gone by and islands that once housed millions of people are underwater. But its a natural cycle. (rolling my eyes)


It is a natural process, Earth has been through MANY "climate changes" in the past, without any assistance from man.
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Quoting Jedkins01:



Have you ever heard of metaphors? Comparing communism with debating is a good, one, I guess you didn't get it too well though lol.

Either way, once again, at some point you gotta know when to call it quits.

What if I started bombarding you non-stop with my Christian beliefs? You know to me, eternity is a little more important than life issues like Global Warming. Of course, you would call it "shoving down the throat" or whatever term you prefer to use because you do not believe in such things.

Of course you would also say, its off topic, but so is Global Warming. I know, you would say actually Global Warming is much closer to being on topic than talking about Christianity.

Well think about this, instead of using scrutinization, try getting the big picture. My point is, how would you like as if I likewise aggressively went after you with my Christian beliefs, non stop, because I find you to be a lost person not knowing the truth.

But why do I not do so? Because it is a weather blog, and all it would do is cause endless trouble.

So my question is, will you be a good citizen, and not keep shoving down others throats what you believe to be true, or will you be a choose to be a close minded individual, something you are supposedly against?

I'm sorry you interpret what I'm doing as "shoving down the throat"; I see it more as defending science and scientists from the growing onslaught of anti-intellectualism.

To use your Christianity analogy: no, I wouldn't find it appropriate here on a weather blog if you were to start proselytizing for your religion. However, if you were to be participating in a religious forum, I would certainly expect you to honestly and openly defend your faith if others entered that forum and started telling you things you knew to be false, misleading, or just wrong.

But that's really a weak analogy; Hebrews 11:1 says "...faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen," which is a perfectly adequate description for a religious person, but it comes nowhere close to describing the scientific process. IOW, it's faith to believe in something you can't see or even detect, but it's something other than faith to believe what you're seeing with your own eyes. And what I see with my own eyes is a growing mountain of evidence that we humans are messing with the atmosphere and heating up the planet.

In closing: I know at what point to call it quits--and we are nowhere that point. ;-)
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About the whole GW debate, I guess it is easier for some to say "it is a natural process" so they don't have to do anything about it. They don't have to reflect on it. It is always easier to wash your hands of it than to really think about it.

In the mean time, 20 years have gone by and islands that once housed millions of people are underwater. But its a natural cycle. (rolling my eyes)
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Quoting Neapolitan:
Thought this one might be interesting
No, it isn't, sorry.
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Quoting calusakat:


You are one to talk.

According to you every weather event is proof positive of AGW.

I almost spilled coffee on my keyboard from laughing at your recent comments.




It's not just weather events that they'll tie to AGW:

Global warming causes acne
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Thought this one might be interesting (data from here):

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See No Science. Speak No Science. Hear No Science.

Clear evidence of imminent cooling, if you ask me. ;-)
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A good economist can tell you who has the upper hand between insurance and energy.
I'd place my bet on insurance right now.
Oil will probably have to start seriously looking at R&D in nuclear which as we all know is not without its serious ramifications as well. But if the prime objective is to protect our atmosphere, then that will be the next logical choice.
Perhaps outer space will become a good place to deposit our nuclear waste. And of course that will draw attention to ourselves...haha. Good grief.
All I know is once Big Money starts to really feel the pain things change. All of us "little people" down here are listened to only when it is in their best interests and then the message will be manipulated so that people are influenced and so on and so forth. Things change in increments but only appear to change suddenly. One of my favorite allusions is to the "wrong way" plane that purportedly started WWII. A whole lot of stuff had to happen before that last incident, though didn't it. Interesting being human.
Have a nice day everyone.
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Just take it and run, Nea
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Now for something different. The MetEd program released an introductory chapter on tropical meteorology. Should be perfect for those that have hung around here long enough to hear about things they aren't quite familiar with.

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The COMET Program is pleased to announce the publication of "Chapter 1, Introduction", of the online textbook, "Introduction to Tropical Meteorology". This textbook is being developed over time and its chapters are being published incrementally. This is the first chapter to be published in the Version 2.0 format of the textbook. Please follow this link to open the textbook: http://www.meted.ucar.edu/tropical/textbook/. The chapter provides an introduction to tropical meteorology. Learners will become familiar with:

- Various definitions of the tropics
- The role of the tropics in the global energy balance
- The meridional transport of energy by the atmosphere and ocean
- Latitudinal variation in the profiles of temperature and humidity
- Longitudinal variation in stability and cloud development across tropical oceans
- The geographic and seasonal distribution of temperature and factors that determine the distribution
- The diurnal temperature range and influencing factors
- The role of the tropics in the global angular momentum balance
- How tropical climates are defined and where they are found
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715. IKE
***peaks in...see's GW jabs being thrown. Exits...***
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Quoting aquak9:
For Nea...


Great! Little marshmallows, even! Thanks! ;-)

(That's a big mug; care to share?)
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What is probably already starting is a war between Big Insurance and Big Energy.
This is how policy will change.
I believe you can take that to the bank.

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Quoting Neapolitan:

So discussion of a widely-accepted scientific theory is--the same as Communism? Sorry; you lost me there. ;-)

So far as "calling it quits", I'll do so the moment people stop sheepishly falling for the lies and deceit and obfuscation being broadcast by those with the most to profit by maintaining the current fossil fuel paradigm. When that happens, I will shut up. Promise. Until then, though, I'll keep putting out the message.



Have you ever heard of metaphors? Comparing communism with debating is a good, one, I guess you didn't get it too well though lol.

Either way, once again, at some point you gotta know when to call it quits.

What if I started bombarding you non-stop with my Christian beliefs? You know to me, eternity is a little more important than life issues like Global Warming. Of course, you would call it "shoving down the throat" or whatever term you prefer to use because you do not believe in such things.

Of course you would also say, its off topic, but so is Global Warming. I know, you would say actually Global Warming is much closer to being on topic than talking about Christianity.

Well think about this, instead of using scrutinization, try getting the big picture. My point is, how would you like as if I likewise aggressively went after you with my Christian beliefs, non stop, because I find you to be a lost person not knowing the truth.

But why do I not do so? Because it is a weather blog, and all it would do is cause endless trouble.

So my question is, will you be a good citizen, and not keep shoving down others throats what you believe to be true, or will you be a choose to be a close minded individual, something you are supposedly against?
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Quoting cat5hurricane:

Precisely.

Not too mention the reporting of the record highs. To him, a record high is one where a high doesn't necessarily have to break the previous record high. It merely has to tie the previous record high to get mentioned. Wonder if he applies the same silly principal to record lows??

Pssst: a record is a record is a record. Let me ask you: if you run the mile in 3:00 today, then run it in 3:00 a year from now, what's your personal record for the mile?

BTW: of those record lows I mentioned this morning, about a third were ties with previous records. So, yes, I do use that "silly principal"...as does every meteorological agency on the planet. Sill us. ;-)
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Good morning, ultimately it is a public cost when government fails to plan wisely. The money it will cost now for prevention pales in comparison with what it will cost later.

Excerpt from Christian Science Monitor story on Brazilian flood near Rio D.J. where the latest body count is 511 (and more heavy rain expected next week):

Local officials estimate the death toll at 511 so far, concentrated in four hillside cities north of Rio de Janeiro, after torrential rains caused rivers to jump their banks and hillsides to give way. While national and state authorities are pinning the blame on municipalities for allowing citizens to build in insecure areas, the federal government itself is coming under scrutiny for recently slashing its budget for handling natural disasters.

"There is carelessness at every level of government," says Gil Castello Branco, the secretary general of Contas Abertas, a non-profit that monitors government spending. "We turn that old saying on its head: We aren't safe, we are sorry."

Link

Everyone knows prevention costs less than treatment after the fact.
That goes for both healthy environments and healthy citizens.
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For Nea...

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696. calusakat 2:21 PM GMT on January 14, 2011

Quoting Neapolitan:


True. But ones that spout the illogic I pointed out are, indeed, nonsense.

************

Quoting calusakat:


You are one to talk.

According to you every weather event is proof positive of AGW.

I almost spilled coffee on my keyboard from laughing at your recent comments.

*************

Quoting Neapolitan:

"Proof"? No, there's no proof; proofs are for mathematics. I do, however, like to point out the scientific evidence of warming; don't blame me there's so much of it.

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Excuse me?

Proof (truth), sufficient evidence or argument for the truth of a proposition

Get a real dictionary not an AGW one.

Not to mention the fact that you just attempted one of your now expected acts of REDIRECTION.

People are getting wise to your silly slight of hand attempts.


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Thanks Aqua! Those are much more reasonable than the Davis units. That's something that I could swing this year. I will give him a call down the road. Sounds like a good 50th b-day present for myself. We live in a very hostile enviroment(salt, wind, sun, etc). Plus I'd like to have one that would stick around in 120MPH or so.
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Quoting Jedkins01:


Hmm yes but isn't that similar of what can be said about communism? "Well it could work if everyone could get along". You know, if people could get along, heck I would go for communism too, a place where everyone shared and there was no money, awesome idea, accept that it only works in a movie not reality.

I think the same thing can be said debated over Global Warming, in theory it can be done without trouble, but it won't.

Plus at some point, you gotta know when to call it quits, when someone will not listen to you no matter what is said right?

So discussion of a widely-accepted scientific theory is--the same as Communism? Sorry; you lost me there. ;-)

So far as "calling it quits", I'll do so the moment people stop sheepishly falling for the lies and deceit and obfuscation being broadcast by those with the most to profit by maintaining the current fossil fuel paradigm. When that happens, I will shut up. Promise. Until then, though, I'll keep putting out the message.
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Quoting Neapolitan:

We were supposed to be 39 here, but my usually agreeable thermometer says we're 47. Let the warmup begin!

(And, yes, 90 sounds good right about now!)



yuck.... 90 in January? I'll take 90 in the summer, but 90 in winter, you can have it, I'd rather have highs in the 50's in the winter, change in season is good! Plus here in Florida, many years we don't get much seasonal change, so enjoy it while it lasts!
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Quoting calusakat:


You are one to talk.

According to you every weather event is proof positive of AGW.

I almost spilled coffee on my keyboard from laughing at your recent comments.



"Proof"? No, there's no proof; proofs are for mathematics. I do, however, like to point out the scientific evidence of warming; don't blame me there's so much of it.

At any rate, I'm pleased to know I provide entertainment for you; it's just another of the many services I offer! ;-)
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Quoting Neapolitan:

We were supposed to be 39 here, but my usually agreeable thermometer says we're 47. Let the warmup begin!

(And, yes, 90 sounds good right about now!)



Those temperature differences between what actually happened and what was predicted are not surprising when you consider the source. Comparing three different weather sites, the AGW biased site is always predicting much lower lows while the other two have been predicting 4 to 6 degrees higher. BTW the other two have also been much closer to actual temps, within 2 degrees usually.

Not surprising since the AGW folks want to emphasize the extreme side to that it fits with the AGW mantra.


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Quoting Neapolitan:

But it doesn't have to, so long as people stick to the science, debate honestly, and avoid personal attacks. Besides, some of us like to talk about that; there's no tropical activity in our neighborhood at the moment...


Hmm yes but isn't that similar of what can be said about communism? "Well it could work if everyone could get along". You know, if people could get along, heck I would go for communism too, a place where everyone shared and there was no money, awesome idea, accept that it only works in a movie not reality.

I think the same thing can be said debated over Global Warming, in theory it can be done without trouble, but it won't.

Plus at some point, you gotta know when to call it quits, when someone will not listen to you no matter what is said right?
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Quoting calusakat:


You are one to talk.

According to you every weather event is proof positive of AGW.

I almost spilled coffee on my keyboard from laughing at your recent comments.




This post was caused by Global Warming.
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Quoting Jedkins01:
Seriously, please stop talking about Global Warming, its ruining the blog.


I'm confused, which is ruining the blog? The global warming or the talking about global warming?
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Quoting Neapolitan:

True. But ones that spout the illogic I pointed out are, indeed, nonsense.


You are one to talk.

According to you every weather event is proof positive of AGW.

I almost spilled coffee on my keyboard from laughing at your recent comments.


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Quoting LoveStormsatNight:
There's no evidence whatsoever that Cap and Trade or other environmental legislation will "devastate the economy"


So now you are a financial business wizard as well?

What a joke.

Are you a met in progress or are you a financial in progress.

Your comments seem to point to an answer of NO.


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Chillin

My hubby owns RainmanWeather. Contact him, the Tycon performs well, and on his blog (Rainman32) he was three stations running for comparison.

Tell him you are fom WU and he can get you a really good deal- Davis, Lacross, Tycon, you name it. If it has to do with weather or stmospheric measuring- we've got the product to do the job.

RainmanWeather has the endorsement and backing of WeatherUndeground, too. And the better business seal of approval.
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Quoting Jedkins01:
Seriously, please stop talking about Global Warming, its ruining the blog.

But it doesn't have to, so long as people stick to the science, debate honestly, and avoid personal attacks. Besides, some of us like to talk about that; there's no tropical activity in our neighborhood at the moment...
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ETC3 Studio, Ellijay, Georgia (PWS)
Updated: 3 sec ago
14.0 F
Freezing Fog

Warmed up from 11 already. I'm still hoping to install a Davis 6153 in the Keys before season this year but work is non-existent. How do the less expensive units perform?
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Quoting TampaFLUSA:
It's in Portuguese. Brazilinas speak portuguese, just sayin.


Its funny how everyone thinks Brazilians speak Spanish... lol

A lot of people didn't pay attention too well in school :)
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Seriously, please stop talking about Global Warming, its ruining the blog.
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Thanks, ike.

Atlanta weather kicked us hard, we got low on stock, but we are starting to catch up. Business is slowly getting better. Folks love the Davis Vantage Vues.
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688. IKE
Quoting aquak9:
don't tempt me, ike. It would do my soul good, to just sit and poke at a fire.


And we sell so many of those rain gauges, we can barely keep them in stock. Glad you like it! :)


The birds like it too....along with the catfood I put out for a cat that hangs around.

I still report daily to COCORAHS. Rain gauge does a good job.
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don't tempt me, ike. It would do my soul good, to just sit and poke at a fire.


And we sell so many of those rain gauges, we can barely keep them in stock. Glad you like it! :)
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Quoting hcubed:
Story from CNN:

two phenomena responsible for worlds bizarre weather

"...Tony Barnston, lead forecaster at Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society, said two phenomena - "La Nina and the North Atlantic Oscillation" are likely responsible for the patterns we're seeing..."

Wow. Kinda brave to say that NATURAL causes are responsible.

Of course, people will start with the "But is he a climate scientist?"

So I'll save you some trouble:

BA, Psychology 1972, UCLA
MA, Psychology 1975, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana
MS, Atmospheric Sciences, 1976, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana

List of papers

And here's something you can jump on to discredit the source:

1978-1979, Weekend weathercaster, WSAV Television, Savannah, GA

Oh, no, not another TV weatherman...

But, h3, no one (that I know of, anyway) is denying that La Nina and the NAO are factors in the increasingly "bizarre" weather. What climate scientists are saying, however, is that the natural cycles are being "enhanced" by warming, which is why the extremes continue to become more extreme. Many more record high temps, unprecedented rains and flooding, unprecedented heat waves, deeper snowstorms, and so on--all these have been long predicted by climate scientists to be side effects of oceanic/atmospheric warming.

For the record, Barnston says, "...it takes humans years to adjust to ‘inconvenient discoveries’, citing cigarette smoking and prolonged exposure to the sun as two examples. A more urgent change is needed and a far shorter lag time when it comes to stemming greenhouse gas emissions. We need to move quickly to the action step, as the implications of not acting are severe and wide reaching."
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685. IKE
Quoting aquak9:
ike I wish I could come and get your leaves to mix with my sandy soil. OR I wish I could sit there with ya, and burn leaves.

Sunshine come, soon.


It's just a 4 hour drive. You can even look at my rain gauge you gave me!
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ike I wish I could come and get your leaves to mix with my sandy soil. OR I wish I could sit there with ya, and burn leaves.

Sunshine come, soon.
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683. IKE
Quoting aquak9:
I just wanna dig in the dirt, is that asking too much. Please give me warmer weather.

Good luck to those who go fishing.


I need to burn some leaves and branches in my yard.

Don't get mad at me GW believers:)
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I just wanna dig in the dirt, is that asking too much. Please give me warmer weather.

Good luck to those who go fishing.
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Quoting hcubed:
Story from CNN:

two phenomena responsible for worlds bizarre weather

"...Tony Barnston, lead forecaster at Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society, said two phenomena - "La Nina and the North Atlantic Oscillation" are likely responsible for the patterns we're seeing..."

Wow. Kinda brave to say that NATURAL causes are responsible.

Of course, people will start with the "But is he a climate scientist?"

So I'll save you some trouble:

BA, Psychology 1972, UCLA
MA, Psychology 1975, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana
MS, Atmospheric Sciences, 1976, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana

List of papers

And here's something you can jump on to discredit the source:

1978-1979, Weekend weathercaster, WSAV Television, Savannah, GA

Oh, no, not another TV weatherman...


A pig in a different blanket ain't the same as tofurkey!
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Story from CNN:

two phenomena responsible for worlds bizarre weather

"...Tony Barnston, lead forecaster at Columbia University's International Research Institute for Climate and Society, said two phenomena - "La Nina and the North Atlantic Oscillation" are likely responsible for the patterns we're seeing..."

Wow. Kinda brave to say that NATURAL causes are responsible.

Of course, people will start with the "But is he a climate scientist?"

So I'll save you some trouble:

BA, Psychology 1972, UCLA
MA, Psychology 1975, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana
MS, Atmospheric Sciences, 1976, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana

List of papers

And here's something you can jump on to discredit the source:

1978-1979, Weekend weathercaster, WSAV Television, Savannah, GA

Oh, no, not another TV weatherman...
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Sunset on Dunham Lake
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Sunset on Lake Huron