Torrential rains of 40+ inches deluge Thailand

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:47 PM GMT on March 31, 2011

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Torrential rains in excess of 40 inches (1.016 meters) deluged Thailand's Malay Peninsula this week, triggering floods that have killed at least 17 people. The floods submerged 61 major highways, affected 840,000 people, and forced the helicopter rescue of thousands of stranded tourists. Late March is usually a fairly dry time of year for Thailand, but near-record cold air settled in over the region this week, dropping temperatures to 5 - 10°C (9 - 18°F) below average. Heavy storms accompanied the cold air, and downpours with rainfall rates of up to 2 inches/hour affected the region for many days in a row. Sea surface temperatures of the waters surrounding the flood regions were near average, but were plenty warm enough to supply copious moisture to feed the storms. Flood recovery will slowed by additional moderately heavy rains of 3 - 5 inches expected to fall over the flooded region during the next week, according to the latest precipitation forecast from the GFS model.


Figure 1. The Multisatellite Precipitation Analysis (TMPA) analysis above was made using data that were calibrated using data from NASA's TRMM satellite. This analysis shows that rainfall for the past week over the Malay Peninsula was particularly extreme with totals of almost 1200 mm (~47 inches). TRMM satellite data revealed that rainfall in that area was frequently falling at a rate of over 50 mm/hr (~2 inches/hr). Image credit: NASA.

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I read back thru the blog from today and many of you that probably have never been through any kind of severe weather was saying the the things that occurred in Florida today was over Hype. I called a friend today that lives in Indian Rocks Beach. When she answered the phone she was crying relentlessly, when asked what was wrong. She said, "i can't talk, my house has been destroyed by a tornado. I feel like i am lucky to be alive." Gang, that is not over hype if you feel like that. THAT IS REAL LIFE!
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Quoting AoNang:
At my Ao Nang weather station near Krabi in Thailand this March month had 1000 mm of rain, seven times the average March rainfall, more than twice the monthly rainfall in the wettest rainy season month so far.
500 mm fell in two days: 200 mm on March 28 and 300 mm on March 29.
A low pressure center circled around this area for four days, while the weather models were forecasting the depression would move out to the Andaman Sea all the time.
The weather has calmed down now, but it is still much colderand cloudier than normal this time of year.
See my weather site at Link

Strange stuff, indeed. Those are some frightening totals...
Sorry to learn of the bad flooding there as well.
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It's like everytime I come on people go missing.Come on I'm nice.I won't bite!.
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(Sorry...had to)
Look more closely at 294.
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Quoting Chicklit:
atmo, you're repeating yourself.
the site is messed up.
? Am not.
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Quoting Chicklit:
atmo, you're repeating yourself.
the site is messed up.
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atmo, you're repeating yourself.
the site is messed up.
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NOT INCLUDING TODAY'S rainfall, 90 day departure from normal rainfall totals:


NOT INCLUDING TODAY'S rainfall, 90 day percent of normal rainfall totals:


Almost appears that the rains here, in SE LA, did nothing on these maps, but it did...
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I am not seeing the site as am supposed to tonight.
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Quoting Patrap:
Earth Scan Laboratory GOES Night Time SST/SSH Composite Imagery and Animations

Project Director: Nan Walker
A smart, really nice lady. Oceanographer.

Had a discussion with her once at a conference...quite affable.
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At my Ao Nang weather station near Krabi in Thailand this March month had 1000 mm of rain, seven times the average March rainfall, more than twice the monthly rainfall in the wettest rainy season month so far.
500 mm fell in two days: 200 mm on March 28 and 300 mm on March 29.
A low pressure center circled around this area for four days, while the weather models were forecasting the depression would move out to the Andaman Sea all the time.
The weather has calmed down now, but it is still much colderand cloudier than normal this time of year.
See my weather site at Link
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SSnow has made a nasty come back for people in the far northeast.At this time of year,I'm really not to fond of seeing snow in the D.C area.
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Oh wow people made it seem like I typed the word out in full form.(Rolling eyes).It's not my fualt some clutz doesn't know how to post videos proporley,and srews up the blog.It get's really annoying.And this site is already having problems as it is...>.>.
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Funny we never saw one Reagen Blog on the 30th anniversary of his being shot yesterday.

Along with Brady and the SS agent who took a round as well


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Spanish scientists search for fuel of the future
by Virginie Grognou Thu Mar 31, 2:32 am ET

ALICANTE, Spain (AFP) – In a forest of tubes eight metres high in eastern Spain scientists hope they have found the fuel of tomorrow: bio-oil produced with algae mixed with carbon dioxide from a factory.

Almost 400 of the green tubes, filled with millions of microscopic algae, cover a plain near the city of Alicante, next to a cement works from which the C02 is captured and transported via a pipeline to the "blue petroleum" factory.

The project, which is still experimental, has been developed over the past five years by Spanish and French researchers at the small Bio Fuel Systems (BFS) company.

At a time when companies are redoubling their efforts to find alternative energy sources, the idea is to reproduce and speed up a process which has taken millions of years and which has led to the production of fossil fuels.

"We are trying to simulate the conditions which existed millions of years ago, when the phytoplankton was transformed into oil," said engineer Eloy Chapuli. "In this way, we obtain oil that is the same as oil today."

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Quoting twincomanche:
Reagan was a total piker compared to this guy we have now.


That is very true...
But look around.....where is the next Reagan???
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Here is another one .  The Launch manger stated they could not get to the Top to check out the damage, But did state what they could see would be no problem. Will confirm everything tomorrow.  They were able to do electronic reviews of the systems all was fine.


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Quoting PRweathercenter:
The 1918 Puerto Rico Earthquake
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Posted on March 31, 2011 by puertoricoweathercenter





Cathedral of Mayagüez in Mayagüez after the earthquake



“La Habanera de Infanzón y Rodríguez” building in Mayagüez


Please use size 480x390 for vids and less than 500 both ways for pics.
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Quoting DARPAsockpuppet:
You know, Reagan proved deficits don't matter.

14 Trillion and China & Japan financing 45% of the debt???
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I saw the NASA story as well I was just wondering if anyone heard of any Obs to the ET Dome.

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Quoting DontAnnoyMe:


Is that from yesterday's storm? Article you posted above states no direct hit on the pad.....

No it is not from yesterdays storm. But this is a very common occurrence. Happens all the time. Seen some cools photos from on site cameras from the pad.

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Quoting emcf30:



Is that from yesterday's storm? Article you posted above states no direct hit on the pad.....
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Quoting emcf30:



That is some shot!
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The 1918 Puerto Rico Earthquake
img src="">

Posted on March 31, 2011 by puertoricoweathercenter





Cathedral of Mayagüez in Mayagüez after the earthquake



“La Habanera de Infanzón y Rodríguez” building in Mayagüez
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Quoting InconceivableF6:

you strike me as being someone who wouldn't even use electricity and just live by candlelight like in the 1800's. a true salt of the earth.


As long as it's on before I have to start dealing with the fridge or it's off long enough to have ate through it. I got no generator. With a hand pump, I don't need the ruckus.


Pat~ I'll post any pics that come my way. Hadn't heard.


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Pat.  This is a article I posted earlier
(CNN) -- A powerful storm including a lightning strike in the
launch pad area caused minor damage to the space shuttle Endeavour, a
NASA official said Thursday. Continuing bad weather has prevented
further inspection of the shuttle scheduled to launch on its final
mission on April 19, said Allard Beutel, a spokesman at NASA's Kennedy
Space Center. The storm Wednesday included a wind gust of 90
miles per hour at launch pad 39A, as well as a lightning strike "inside
the pad perimeter," Beutel said. "We didn't take a direct strike
on the pad," Beutel said. "Anytime you get that much electricity inside
the perimeter you have to check things." NASA officials so far
know of minor damage to insulation foam at the top of the shuttle's
external fuel tank, according to Beutel, who said a full assessment of
damage won't be possible until further inspections take place. NASA says the storm that included high winds, lightning and hail blew in at about 5:20 p.m. Wednesday. "No
one was injured and initially no obvious damage was observed. The storm
moved through the area quickly," said a NASA news release Wednesday. Endeavour
is scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station on April
19. The space shuttle's six astronauts are at the Kennedy Space Center
for their launch dress rehearsal.

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World's largest concrete pump headed to Japan
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Quoting InconceivableF6:

haha. were those your golden years gro? or r u still at the peak of the mountain?


I'm still peakin'
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For any of you who complain about your weatherman or NWS or any of the other outlets, Just take a look at what weather reports were like just a few years ago when I was just a little tot. A few of you might remember these. AND DON'T LAUGH. LOL

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Quoting Patrap:
I heard the Shuttle had some Hail Damage on the ET Nose Skye..have you heard the same?


Not Skye but I heard just some minor dents in the ET nose area, nothing like what STS-117 experienced back in Feb '07.
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In the time frame that Jedkins got 13 inches, I got 13 drops.
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