The global tropical cyclone season of 2010: record inactivity

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:14 AM GMT on April 03, 2011

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The year 2010 was one of the strangest on record globally for tropical cyclones. Each year, the globe has about 92 tropical cyclones--called hurricanes in the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific, typhoons in the Western Pacific, and tropical cyclones in the Southern Hemisphere. But in 2010, we had just 68 of these storms--the fewest since the dawn of the satellite era in 1970. The previous record slowest year was 1977, when 69 tropical cyclones occurred world-wide. Both the Western Pacific and Eastern Pacific had their quietest seasons on record in 2010, the Atlantic had its 3rd busiest season since record keeping began in 1851, and the Southern Hemisphere had a below average season. As a result, the Atlantic, which ordinarily accounts for just 13% of global cyclone activity, accounted for 28% in 2010--the greatest proportion since accurate tropical cyclone records began in the 1970s. Global Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) for 2010 was the lowest since the late 1970s (ACE is a measure of the total destructive power of a hurricane season, based on the number of days strong winds are observed.)


Figure 1. Visible satellite image of 2010's strongest tropical cyclone: Super Typhoon Megi at 2:25 UTC October 18, 2010. A reconnaissance aircraft measured a central pressure of 885 mb and surface winds of 190 mph in the storm, making Megi the 8th strongest tropical cyclone in world history. Image credit: NASA.

A record quiet 2010 Northwest Pacific Typhoon Season
The Western Pacific set records for fewest number of named storms (fifteen, previous record seventeen in 1998) and typhoons (nine, tied with the previous record of nine in 1998. Note that Tropical Storm Mindulle was upgraded to a typhoon in post-analysis after the season was over.) Reliable records began in the mid-1960s. For just the second year in history, the Atlantic had more named storms and hurricane-strength storms than the Western Pacific. The only other year this occurred was in 2005. Ordinarily, the Western Pacific has double to triple the amount of tropical cyclones of the Atlantic. One other notable feature of the 2010 season was the lack of a land-falling typhoon on the Japanese mainland. This is only the second such occurrence since 1988.

In 2010, there was only one super typhoon--a storm with at least 150 mph winds--in the Western Pacific. However, this storm, Super Typhoon Megi, was a doozy. Megi's sustained winds cranked up to a fearsome 190 mph and its central pressure bottomed out at 885 mb on October 16, making it the 8th most intense tropical cyclone in world history. Fortunately, Megi weakened significantly before hitting the Philippines as a Category 3 typhoon. Megi killed 69 people on Taiwan and in the Philippines and did $700 million in damage, and was the second deadliest and damaging typhoon of 2010. Category 3 Typhoon Fanapi was the deadliest and most damaging typhoon of 2010, doing over $1 billion in damage to Taiwan and China and killing 105.

The record quiet typhoon season in 2010 was due, in part, to the La Niña phenomena. During such events, the formation region for Western Pacific typhoons moves northwestward, closer to China. Thus, storms that form in the Western Pacific spend less time over water before they encounter land, resulting in a lesser chance to become a named storm, and less time to intensify. They also accumulate a lower ACE due to their shorter duration. Since the Western Pacific is responsible for 35% of the world's major tropical cyclones, the global ACE value is strongly tied to year-to-year variations in the El Niño/La Niña cycle.


Figure 2.
Statistics for the global tropical cyclone season of 2010. The two numbers in each box represent the actual number observed in 2010, followed by the averages from the period 1983-2007 (in parentheses). Averages and records were computed using the December 23, 2008 release of NOAA's International Best Track Archive for Climate Stewardship.

A record quiet 2010 Eastern Pacific Typhoon Season
In the Eastern Pacific, it was also a record-quiet season. On average, the Eastern Pacific has 15 named storms, 8 hurricanes, and 3 intense hurricanes in a season. In 2010, there were 8 named storms, 3 hurricanes, and 2 intense hurricanes. The previous record quietest season since 1966 was the year 1977, when the Eastern Pacific had 8 named storms, 4 hurricanes, and zero intense hurricanes. La Niña was largely responsible for the quiet Eastern Pacific hurricane season, due in part to the cool sea surface temperatures it brought. It is quite remarkable that both the Eastern and Western Pacific ocean basins had record quiet seasons in the same year--there is no historical precedent for such an occurrence.

Climate change and the 2008 global tropical cyclone season
We only have about 30 years of reliable global tropical cyclone data, and tropical cyclones are subject to large natural variations in numbers and intensities. Thus, it will be very difficult at present to prove that climate change is affecting global tropical cyclone activity. (This is less so in the Atlantic, where we have a longer reliable data record to work with.) A common theme of many recent publications on the future of tropical cyclones globally in a warming climate is that the total number of these storms will decrease, but the strongest storms will get stronger. For example, a 2010 review paper published in Nature Geosciences concluded: "greenhouse warming will cause the globally averaged intensity of tropical cyclones to shift towards stronger storms, with intensity increases of 2 - 11% by 2100. Existing modeling studies also consistently project decreases in the globally averaged frequency of tropical cyclones, by 6 - 34%. Balanced against this, higher resolution modeling studies typically project substantial increases in the frequency of the most intense cyclones, and increases of the order of 20% in the precipitation rate within 100 km of the storm centre." Last year, I discussed a paper by Bender et al that concluded that the total number of Atlantic hurricanes is expected to decrease by the end of the century, but there could be an increase of 81% in the number of Category 4 and 5 storms. The net effect of a decrease in total number of hurricanes but an increase in the strongest hurricanes should cause an increase in U.S. hurricane damages of about 30% by the end of the century, the authors computed, assuming that hurricane damages behave as they did during the past century. A new paper just published by Murakami et. al predicts that Western Pacific tropical cyclones may decrease in number by 23% by the end of the century, primarily due to a shift in the formation location and tracks of these storms.

In light of these theoretical results, it is interesting that 2010 saw the lowest number of global tropical cyclones on record, but an average number of very strong Category 4 and 5 storms. Fully 21% of last year's tropical cyclones reached Category 4 or 5 strength, versus just 14% during the period 1983 - 2007. Most notably, in 2010 we had the second strongest tropical cyclone on record in the Arabian Sea (Category 4 Cyclone Phet in June) and the strongest tropical cyclone ever to hit Myanmar/Burma (October's Tropical Cyclone Giri, an upper end Category 4 storm with 155 mph winds.) It is too early to read anything into this year's global tropical cyclone numbers, though--we need many more years of data before making any judgments on how global tropical cyclones might be responding to climate change.


Figure 3. Visible satellite image of Tropical Cyclone Phet on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Record heat over southern Asia in May helped heat up the Arabian Sea to 2°C above normal, and the exceptionally warm SSTs helped fuel Tropical Cyclone Phet into the second strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Arabian Sea. Phet peaked at Category 4 strength with 145 mph winds. Only Category 5 Cyclone Gonu of 2007, which devastated Oman, was a stronger Arabian Sea cyclone. Phet killed 44 people and did $700 million in damage to Oman.


Figure 4. Visible MODIS satellite image of Tropical Cyclone Giri taken at 2:55am EDT October 22, 2010, just prior to landfall in Myanmar/Burma. At the time, Giri was a Category 4 storm with 145 mph winds. Giri killed 157 people and did $359 million in damage. Image credit: NASA.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting Jedkins01:
000
FXUS62 KTBW 050547
AFDTBW

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
147 AM EDT TUE APR 5 2011

...STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.SHORT TERM (TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY)...WEATHER PATTERN IS
EXPECTED TO QUICKLY DETERIORATE LATER THIS MORNING AS A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES THE AREA. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
PUSH INTO THE NATURE COAST BEFORE SUNRISE AND TRACK SOUTH THROUGH
THE CWA THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW...THE AREA
IS UNDER A SLIGHT RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. MODEL DYNAMICS
FOR THIS MORNING/AFTERNOON DO LOOK TO SUPPORT SOME ISOLATED STRONG
TO SEVERE STORMS AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT...ESPECIALLY SINCE THAT
DEW POINTS ARE MAINTAINING IN THE LOW 70S ACROSS MUCH OF THE CWA
AND COASTAL WATERS. FORECAST SB CAPES LOOK TO CLIMB TO AROUND
2500-3000 J/KG...LI DIPPING INTO THE -6 TO -8 RANGE...STRONG LOW
LEVEL FLOW...AND MODERATELY STEEP LAPSE RATES. SHEAR VALUES ARE
NOT INCREDIBLE IMPRESSIVE SO MAIN THREAT TODAY WILL BE STRONG
DAMAGING WINDS.





Based on what the NWS at Ruskin just released as well, looks like pretty decent shot of powerful thunderstorms and a straight line wind threat. This event will likely not be anywhere near the outbreak we had around here on Thursday though. However there will likely be widespread strong straight line winds with the squall line and pockets of severe wind damage is possible.


I am getting the sense that this severe weather event is developing more dynamically than any of the models or forecasters had expected prior to the early morning hours here in Central Florida.

It seems as if they are just catching up with rapidly developing changes in the upper air patterns, low-level flow and other setups in the atmosphere which were not predicted to take place as recently as 6-8 hours ago.

It looks like West Central Florida may wake up to a surprisingly active weather pattern in a few hours. I would also not discount the threat of tornadoes as I also sense that the convergence pattern is setting up to be more favorable than forecast. We'll see.
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Quoting Jedkins01:
That's true people believe a lot of folk tales around in Central Florida, you might just be right! lol

I make fun of rednecks a lot but I'm pretty closely related to them since I enjoy a similar lifestyle. Hunting, fishing, big 4X4 trucks, and lots of fire arms, southern rock and country music.

However I would consider myself more of a country boy or an outdoorsman, since rednecks are kinda like the nastier side of country lol. Sorta like gangster people are the nastier side of being a city folk lol.

The biggest difference between me and rednecks is rednecks spend most of their time and money smoking and drinking at the saloon. I spend most of my time and money at the college working on calculus theorems and studying thermodynamics, LOL
yea calculus isn't exactly a redneck activity haha. I'm curious, what are you going to college for? I'm guessing its something related to meteorology...
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Quoting Jedkins01:
That's true people believe a lot of folk tales around in Central Florida, you might just be right! lol

I make fun of rednecks a lot but I'm pretty closely related to them since I enjoy a similar lifestyle. Hunting, fishing, big 4X4 trucks, and lots of fire arms, southern rock and country music.

However I would consider myself more of a country boy or an outdoorsman, since rednecks are kinda like the nastier side of country lol. Sorta like gangster people are the nastier side of being a city folk lol.

The biggest difference between me and rednecks is rednecks spend most of their time and money smoking and drinking at the saloon. I spend most of my time and money at the college working on calculus theorems and studying thermodynamics, LOL


By the way how is that Calculus class going, & is the teacher any good??
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Quoting Jedkins01:
000
FXUS62 KTBW 050547
AFDTBW

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
147 AM EDT TUE APR 5 2011

...STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.SHORT TERM (TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY)...WEATHER PATTERN IS
EXPECTED TO QUICKLY DETERIORATE LATER THIS MORNING AS A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES THE AREA. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
PUSH INTO THE NATURE COAST BEFORE SUNRISE AND TRACK SOUTH THROUGH
THE CWA THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW...THE AREA
IS UNDER A SLIGHT RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. MODEL DYNAMICS
FOR THIS MORNING/AFTERNOON DO LOOK TO SUPPORT SOME ISOLATED STRONG
TO SEVERE STORMS AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT...ESPECIALLY SINCE THAT
DEW POINTS ARE MAINTAINING IN THE LOW 70S ACROSS MUCH OF THE CWA
AND COASTAL WATERS. FORECAST SB CAPES LOOK TO CLIMB TO AROUND
2500-3000 J/KG...LI DIPPING INTO THE -6 TO -8 RANGE...STRONG LOW
LEVEL FLOW...AND MODERATELY STEEP LAPSE RATES. SHEAR VALUES ARE
NOT INCREDIBLE IMPRESSIVE SO MAIN THREAT TODAY WILL BE STRONG
DAMAGING WINDS.





Based on what the NWS at Ruskin just released as well, looks like pretty decent shot of powerful thunderstorms and a straight line wind threat. This event will likely not be anywhere near the outbreak we had around here on Thursday though. However there will likely be widespread strong straight line winds with the squall line and pockets of severe wind damage is possible.


Secure any loose items, I wonder if the remainder of my fence will hold up, it's not like I can see my neighbors backyard, LOL
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000
FXUS62 KTBW 050547
AFDTBW

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY RUSKIN FL
147 AM EDT TUE APR 5 2011

...STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

.SHORT TERM (TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY)...WEATHER PATTERN IS
EXPECTED TO QUICKLY DETERIORATE LATER THIS MORNING AS A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES THE AREA. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
PUSH INTO THE NATURE COAST BEFORE SUNRISE AND TRACK SOUTH THROUGH
THE CWA THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW...THE AREA
IS UNDER A SLIGHT RISK FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. MODEL DYNAMICS
FOR THIS MORNING/AFTERNOON DO LOOK TO SUPPORT SOME ISOLATED STRONG
TO SEVERE STORMS AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT...ESPECIALLY SINCE THAT
DEW POINTS ARE MAINTAINING IN THE LOW 70S ACROSS MUCH OF THE CWA
AND COASTAL WATERS. FORECAST SB CAPES LOOK TO CLIMB TO AROUND
2500-3000 J/KG...LI DIPPING INTO THE -6 TO -8 RANGE...STRONG LOW
LEVEL FLOW...AND MODERATELY STEEP LAPSE RATES. SHEAR VALUES ARE
NOT INCREDIBLE IMPRESSIVE SO MAIN THREAT TODAY WILL BE STRONG
DAMAGING WINDS.





Based on what the NWS at Ruskin just released as well, looks like pretty decent shot of powerful thunderstorms and a straight line wind threat. This event will likely not be anywhere near the outbreak we had around here on Thursday though. However there will likely be widespread strong straight line winds with the squall line and pockets of severe wind damage is possible.
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There look like there was one tornado report just North of Panama City as it was showing a purple triangle around 1:56 (Q2)...Nevermind the storm trackers are off the mark!
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Quoting TomTaylor:
Maybe he thought that the mower can get a better cut during thunderstorms. Something about the static electricity in the air making the blades of grass stand up higher.


Lol. We don't get to many rednecks out here in southern California, but I know what you mean.
That's true people believe a lot of folk tales around in Central Florida, you might just be right! lol

I make fun of rednecks a lot but I'm pretty closely related to them since I enjoy a similar lifestyle. Hunting, fishing, big 4X4 trucks, and lots of fire arms, southern rock and country music.

However I would consider myself more of a country boy or an outdoorsman, since rednecks are kinda like the nastier side of country lol. Sorta like gangster people are the nastier side of being a city folk lol.

The biggest difference between me and rednecks is rednecks spend most of their time and money smoking and drinking at the saloon. I spend most of my time and money at the college working on calculus theorems and studying thermodynamics, LOL
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DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1226 AM CDT TUE APR 05 2011

VALID 051200Z - 061200Z

...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS ACROSS PARTS OF THE ERN
CAROLINAS...FAR SE GA AND FLORIDA...

...ERN CAROLINAS...
A WELL-DEVELOPED AND FAST-MOVING SQUALL-LINE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE
CAROLINAS LATE TONIGHT. CURRENT PROJECTIONS SUGGEST THE LINE WILL BE
LOCATED ACROSS ERN NC AND FAR ERN SC AT 12Z WITH THE LINE MOVING
QUICKLY OFFSHORE THIS MORNING. 60 TO 70 KT OF LOW-LEVEL FLOW WITH A
FORWARD SPEED OF THE LINE AT 40 TO 50 KT SHOULD BE FAVORABLE FOR
WIND DAMAGE. HOWEVER...THE LINE MAY BE VERY NEAR THE COASTAL AREAS
OF THE ERN CAROLINAS BY 12Z SUGGESTING THE WINDOW FOR SEVERE THIS
MORNING WILL BE QUITE BRIEF.

...FAR SE GA AND FLORIDA...
A WELL-DEVELOPED SQUALL-LINE WILL MOVE EWD ACROSS SE GA AND THE FL
PANHANDLE LATE TONIGHT. PROJECTIONS SUGGEST THAT THE LINE WILL BE
LOCATED FROM THE COAST OF SE GA SWWD ACROSS NRN FL AT 12Z. MODEL
FORECASTS MOVE THE LINE QUICKLY EWD ACROSS NCNTRL FL THIS MORNING
WHERE LOW-LEVEL FLOW IS FORECAST TO BE 40 TO 50 KT. THIS COMBINED
WITH SOME SFC HEATING AHEAD OF THE LINE AND A FORWARD SPEED OF THE
LINE AROUND 40 KT SHOULD BE FAVORABLE FOR DAMAGING WIND GUSTS. A 30
PERCENT PROBABILITY FOR WIND DAMAGE HAS BEEN INTRODUCED ACROSS MUCH
OF NCNTRL FL WHERE CONFIDENCE IS RELATIVELY HIGH THAT THE
SQUALL-LINE WILL REMAIN SEVERE DUE TO THE STRONG LOW-LEVEL FLOW.


FURTHER SOUTH ACROSS THE SRN FL PENINSULA...THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD
DEVELOP LATE THIS MORNING AND MOVE EWD TOWARD THE EAST COAST OF FL
BY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. THIS AREA IS WELL SOUTH OF THE STRONGER
MID-LEVEL FLOW WHICH WILL KEEP THE SEVERE THREAT MORE ISOLATED.
HOWEVER...UNIDIRECTIONAL WLY WINDS IN THE LOW-LEVELS AND STEEP
LOW-LEVEL LAPSE RATES COULD BE ENOUGH FOR A WIND DAMAGE THREAT
AROUND MIDDAY WITH THE MORE INTENSE THUNDERSTORMS.

Doesn't look like much of a tornado threat, but the SPC is pretty confident about straight line winds in Central Florida... At least it will be more of an exciting even since the tornado threat is low and I don't live in a mobile home. Severe thunderstorms wind events of 60 mph to 70 mph are always an exciting ride :)
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Quoting Jedkins01:


Its so true though, we had this redneck neighbor that would sometimes mow his lawn during incredibly violent and lighting active wet season storms here in Florida. The prison system got him before the weather did for his own good, lol.

I would tell him you could just mow your lawn after or before the storm. He said I don't give a s***. LOL now if that ain't stubborn I don't know what is.
Maybe he thought that the mower can get a better cut during thunderstorms. Something about the static electricity in the air making the blades of grass stand up higher.


Lol. We don't get to many rednecks out here in southern California, but I know what you mean.
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Quoting RTLSNK:


It wasn't Keeper. PRweathercenter downloaded one of his cartoon videos that messed up the last page. Then on this page, Don'tAnnoyMe quoted the PRweathercenter post which messed up this page. :)


Oopsie, sorry about that; I fixed it. I also emailed PR, so maybe he'll see that.
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Quoting TomTaylor:
lol Jedkins


Its so true though, we had this redneck neighbor that would sometimes mow his lawn during incredibly violent and lighting active wet season storms here in Florida. The prison system got him before the weather did for his own good, lol.

I would tell him you could just mow your lawn after or before the storm. He said I don't give a s***. LOL now if that ain't stubborn I don't know what is.
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lol Jedkins
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Not hard to see where the severe stuff is.....look where the convergence of the winds are!
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Quoting sirmaelstrom:
From the SPC Storm Reports:

"*** 1 INJ *** A LARGE TREE FELL ON MAN MOWING HIS LAWN. (JKL)"


The heck???



Sigh... Only down South could anyone be that stubborn... lol
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Quoting OCF:
Comment from Southern California: it's really been quite a wet winter here, especially for it being a La Niña year. (The oversimplified version for us is El Niño = wet, La Niña = dry. Except the oversimplified version doesn't always work.)

Now that it's April, the rain should be just about done for the year - that's the way it usually works, anyway.

Now a question: if you go the NHC website's satellite and look at the Northeast Pacific water vapor loop, you see a pretty big spinning object west of Baja California, between a third and a half of the way to Hawaii. A ULL, I presume? Which way is that thing going - coming our direction or moving back west?
Hey, I'm from San Diego. We did have an above avg season rain wise. Especially from that week or so of rain in December.

Also saw that feature you're talking about, I'm assuming it will head over Baja Mexico.



From the nws san Diego forecast discussion:

"GENERALLY COOLER ON WED AS A CUT-OFF LOW CENTERED NEAR 25N/130W
OPENS UP AND MOVES NORTHEAST TOWARD THE NORTHERN BAJA COAST AS IT
GETS DRAWN INTO THE DEEPENING UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH MOVING IN FROM THE NORTH. THIS WILL BRING INCREASING MID AND HIGH CLOUDS LATE TUE INTO WED...BUT SINCE THERE IS ONLY WEAK DYNAMIC FORCING AND NOT MUCH DEEP LAYER MOISTURE...THE CHANCES FOR PRECIP ARE SMALL. IF WE DO GET ANY PRECIP IT WILL LIKELY BE NO MORE THAN A FEW SPRINKLES."
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1004. RTLSNK
Time to shut Hal down and unplug the good stuff. :)
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1003. RTLSNK
It looks like it will not be a quiet night in Macon.
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1001. OCF
Comment from Southern California: it's really been quite a wet winter here, especially for it being a La Niña year. (The oversimplified version for us is El Niño = wet, La Niña = dry. Except the oversimplified version doesn't always work.)

Now that it's April, the rain should be just about done for the year - that's the way it usually works, anyway.

Now a question: if you go the NHC website's satellite and look at the Northeast Pacific water vapor loop, you see a pretty big spinning object west of Baja California, between a third and a half of the way to Hawaii. A ULL, I presume? Which way is that thing going - coming our direction or moving back west?
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1000. RTLSNK
Quoting Grothar:
Who screwed up the blog this time. My PC crashed and took me 45 minutes to get back on. If EYES can find Chrome, why can't I. And if KEEPER ever pulls that again,Grothar is going to get very mad.


It wasn't Keeper. PRweathercenter downloaded one of his cartoon videos that messed up the last page. Then on this page, Don'tAnnoyMe quoted the PRweathercenter post which messed up this page. :)
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999. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Advisory #8
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 1
12:00 PM JST April 5 2011
=================================

SUBJECT: Tropical Depression in Sea East Of Philippines

At 3:00 AM UTC, Tropical Depression (1002 hPa) located at 15.8N 140.1E has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 knots with gusts of 45 knots. The depression is reported as moving east northeast at 21 knots

Forecast and Intensity
=====================
24 HRS: 17.2N 146.4E - 35 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm)

(From NWS Guam)

Tropical Cyclone Warning
=========================
A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for Agriah.. Pagan, and Alamagan Islands in northern Mariana Islands
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Looks like the severe stuff stays outta South Florida this time.....thank you God!
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I think when I downloaded Google Earth, Chrome came with the package....that's the only way I could have it, cause I dont think it was on this 2002 PC before.......
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Quoting Grothar:
It won't let me quote, but thanks sirmaelstrom for the links.


You're welcome.
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It won't let me quote, but thanks sirmaelstrom for the links.
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994. flsky
Who knows. There's a lot of sh-- going on on the internet today.
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Quoting Grothar:
Who screwed up the blog this time. My PC crashed and took me 45 minutes to get back on. If EYES can find Chrome, why can't I. And if KEEPER ever pulls that again,Grothar is going to get very mad.


Both Chrome and Firefox available below:


http://www.google.com/chrome

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/fx/





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Oh Lordy, the "wrath of the Grothar"......have you looked to see if you might have Chrome ..( I know you have...lol)...I'm studying up on my voodoo for you some rain, I'll just add help for your PC to the list...lol..
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Quoting sirmaelstrom:
From the SPC Storm Reports:

"*** 1 INJ *** A LARGE TREE FELL ON MAN MOWING HIS LAWN. (JKL)"


The heck???



We had an injury in Clearwater, FL (3/28-3/31 storms) where a man was struck by lightning whilst swimming in the community pool. Another one for the Darwin Awards (although no deaths were involved, the idea stands)...
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Who screwed up the blog this time. My PC crashed and took me 45 minutes to get back on. If EYES can find Chrome, why can't I. And if KEEPER ever pulls that again,Grothar is going to get very mad.
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Wonder if Grothar is out doing a rain dance?...I"ve been trying to wish him some rain, but may have to do a little voodoo or something.....hmmm
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From the SPC Storm Reports:

"*** 1 INJ *** A LARGE TREE FELL ON MAN MOWING HIS LAWN. (JKL)"


The heck???

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Quoting EYEStoSEA:


I looked in my programs when you said you found it...lol...and felt pretty duh.lol..I dont like to whine but I do have one problem with this chrome. I like to zoom to 150, so I dont have to put on my glasses, and with chrome 144 takes away part of page...like my mail tab...oh well, I can make it all work, one way or the other..



Yep i noticed the same thing.....i to have it set at 144
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Quoting TampaSpin:


yep it works really well........as ya said i had it on my new computer and did not even know it.....:)


I looked in my programs when you said you found it...lol...and felt pretty duh.lol..I dont like to whine but I do have one problem with this chrome. I like to zoom to 150, so I dont have to put on my glasses, and with chrome 144 takes away part of page...like my mail tab...oh well, I can make it all work, one way or the other..
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Quoting EYEStoSEA:


Actually, I'm on Chrome now.....like Tampa, found I had it all along....lol....:>)


yep it works really well........as ya said i had it on my new computer and did not even know it.....:)
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Quoting DontAnnoyMe:


You really should try FF or Chrome. No problems with it at all, like with Internet Exploder ;-)

BBL


Actually, I'm on Chrome now.....like Tampa, found I had it all along....lol....:>)
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Just heard of one storm related death in Ms....lady killed in car from falling tree.
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Quoting EYEStoSEA:
I cant tell what I'm doing, as the page is a mess, but it'll be "OTAY" :)


You really should try FF or Chrome. No problems with it at all, like with Internet Exploder ;-)

BBL
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Gotta watch this possible flooding problem.
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Quoting EYEStoSEA:


Appreciate it DAM, she was one great lady.
BTW...Really like the avatar...you design it?


ty, no another blog member found it somewhere.
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Article about new geoid is here.



A better knowledge of Earth's gravity field and its associated geoid will significantly advance our understanding of how the Earth system works. An accurate model of the geoid will advance our understanding global ocean circulation patterns and sea-level rise.
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its fixed and all others that were messing up the page have been banned and ignored
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I'm not even gonna asked what happened.I'm just going to look,and then walk away slowly.
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Quoting DontAnnoyMe:
Keep! Please!



I hide it.....he does something like this all the time......LOL
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I cant tell what I'm doing, as the page is a mess, but it'll be "OTAY" :)
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Quoting TampaSpin:


Appreciate it DAM, she was one great lady.
BTW...Really like the avatar...you design it?
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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.