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.

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Quoting Grothar:


For you information, we had them installed in the 60's.
Yeah. ..The 1760,s....When the Grothar Enigma was approx. 602.7 trillion eons old at the time.....Geritol anyone..?
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Special weather statement
Issued by Environment Canada
Sunday 3 April 2011
Special weather statement issued for..
City of Toronto
Windsor - Essex - Chatham-Kent
Sarnia - Lambton
Elgin
London - Middlesex
Simcoe - Delhi - Norfolk
Dunnville - Caledonia - Haldimand
Oxford - Brant
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Cornwall - Morrisburg
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Parry Sound - Muskoka
Haliburton
Renfrew - Pembroke - Barry's Bay
Algonquin
Burk's Falls - Bayfield Inlet.

..Spring battles with winter..

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==discussion==

A strong low pressure system over the northern plains states is
approaching the Great Lakes and will bring quite the variety of
weather with it.

Rain in advance of this weather system will move into Southwestern
Ontario this afternoon then advance rapidly northeast into remaining
districts tonight. However over areas near and north of a line from
Sarnia through London to Hamilton, rain will become mixed with or
change over to wet snow for a couple of hours as winter fights to
reestablish a grip on the area. Enough snow to whiten the ground is
possible as far south as the Stratford to Kitchener to Peterborough
and Brockville areas tonight where a couple cm are possible. Further
north and east amounts of near 5 cm expected overnight into Monday
morning.

The wet snow will eventually change over to rain in all regions as
a strong warm front pushes through by Monday, as spring wins this
latest battle with winter. The mercury will rise into the double
digits over all areas except the Ottawa Valley where cooler air will
be more difficult to flush out.

Most regions will receive 15 to 25 millimetres of rain, with
locally higher amounts to 40 millimetres possible. Isolated
thunderstorms may spark some excitement over Southern Ontario
Tonight especially near Lake Erie before mild air arrives with the
warm front.

As the low tracks over the upper Great Lakes into Quebec Monday a
cold front will bring the brief mild spell to an end and also push
the rain away to the east.

Motorists should be prepared for the possibility of winter driving
conditions tonight into Monday morning in areas that receive wet
snow. Visibility may be reduced significantly in the snow and some
accumulation on untreated roads will be possible.

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Severe Thunderstorm WarningSEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
922 AM CDT SUN APR 3 2011

WIC001-057-031445-
/O.CON.KARX.SV.W.0004.000000T0000Z-110403T1445Z/
JUNEAU WI-ADAMS WI-
922 AM CDT SUN APR 3 2011

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ADAMS AND
JUNEAU COUNTIES UNTIL 945 AM CDT...

AT 855 AM CDT...WEATHER OBSERVERS ONE MILE NORTH OF CAMP DOUGLAS
REPORTED PENNY SIZE HAIL.

AT 920 AM CDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM LOCATED NEAR HIGHWAYS 82 AND 13...OR 9 MILES EAST
OF MAUSTON...MOVING EAST AT 55 MPH. THIS STORM CAN PRODUCE LARGE
DAMAGING HAIL UP TO GOLF BALL SIZE AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF
60 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
HIGHWAY 82 AND COUNTY B AND COUNTY ROADS A AND B AROUND 930 AM...
COONS DEEP LAKE CAMPGROUND AND K AND L CAMPGROUND AROUND 935 AM...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS
STORM...PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR DESTRUCTIVE HAIL...WHICH CAN
SIGNIFICANTLY DAMAGE ROOFS...WINDOWS...SIDING AND VEHICLES. DAMAGING
WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED...WHICH WILL UPROOT TREES AND DOWN POWER
LINES. SEEK SHELTER NOW INSIDE A STURDY STRUCTURE AND STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

&&

LAT...LON 4364 8960 4366 9031 4408 9031 4412 8959
TIME...MOT...LOC 1421Z 270DEG 46KT 4377 8988
WIND...HAIL 60MPH 1.75IN

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113. Skyepony (Mod)
Tweaking the climate to save it: Who decides?

"I'm queasy about some billionaire with a messiah complex having a major role in geoengineering research," Hamilton said.
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Morning everyone. Interesting blog from Doc. M. I'd be interested to see whether we continue to see another year of low ACE [i.e. la nina conditions continue] or whether we move to more average numbers.
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Click image for complete Day 1 Convective Outlook from SPC.

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nice blog from dr masters you can tell the season will be shortly upon us. peace
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109. beell
Quoting emcf30:
Lastest derecho parameter for upcoming event. This will be most likely be the%uFFFD cause of the most damage

a hrefhttp://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/sref/frames.php?run =latest




Although wind damage will accompany these thunderstorms today, a derecho event is not expected.

Shear vectors will be parallel to the advancing boundary. (cold front) Not perpendicular.

The Derecho Composite Parameter (and all other products from this site) represents current conditions. Wind fields should look a little different this afternoon when convection is actually present.

'course i could be wrong!
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108. DEKRE
Off Topic:

http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEM1AK6UPLG_index_0.html
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http://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/sref/frames.php?run =latest

The link did not post right the first time, here it is
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Lastest derecho parameter for upcoming event. This will be most likely be the%uFFFD cause of the most damage

a hrefhttp://www.spc.noaa.gov/exper/sref/frames.php?run =latest


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Quoting Skyepony:
Aussie~ Navy here considers the 2011 season to be all the S Hem storms for fall 2010-spring of 2011, N Atl storms included are all for 2011 season. WPAC I want to say gets divided around the first of the year because it's more a year round season.

Eye~ I took enough classes to minor in Forestry. Enough to someday completely deal with the tree farm. It's not really huge or anything. If ya got the land & aren't using it~ trees are a good thing to farm.

WPAC does have an off season. from start of Dec til start of April but there is always a chance of a late or early system, like we have atm. TD01W and 95W, 95W looks a lot better than TD01W which is practically naked.
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101. Skyepony (Mod)
For other followers of Emanuel he did a presentation to the House the other day. Good point about how scientists tend to underestimate a bit..among others.

Dealing with the risks entailed in climate change will be extraordinarily difficult, and reasonable people will differ on questions of strategy. Citizens will expect their representatives to confront this issue in an open and honest way; making mascots of scientific mavericks or shooting the messengers are not rational options.

Nations that are first off the mark in developing new technologies and policies that address the climate issue, and selling these technologies to rapidly developing countries, will prosper.

We revere our forefathers for making material and mortal sacrifices for our benefit. One hopes that our descendents will hold us in similar regard.
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Grothar...
My Mom's car is almost older than you! LOL It's a 1996 olds Ciera.... LOL
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99. Skyepony (Mod)
Dang..
Temperature Lower Troposphere
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Washing an ancient car here on the Gulf Coast; leaving my 2009 GMC Sierra SLE for next week as I'm thinking about retiring.

This is so sad about the nuke workers..
he two workers — a 21-year-old and a 24-year-old — had been missing since a massive March 11 earthquake and tsunami, but their bodies were discovered only last week at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex.

Damage to the plant from the tsunami has spiraled into the world's worst nuclear crisis since the 1986 meltdown at Chernobyl in the former Soviet Union.

"It pains me that these two young workers were trying to protect the power plant while being hit by the earthquake and tsunami," Tokyo Electric Power Co. Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata said in a statement.

The announcement of the death was delayed out of consideration for the families, said Naoki Tsunoda, a spokesman for TEPCO.

The men sustained multiple external injuries and are believed to have died from blood loss, Tsunoda said. Their bodies had to be decontaminated because radiation has been spewing from the plant over the past three weeks.
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97. Skyepony (Mod)
Aussie~ Navy here considers the 2011 season to be all the S Hem storms for fall 2010-spring of 2011, N Atl storms included are all for 2011 season. WPAC I want to say gets divided around the first of the year because it's more a year round season.

Eye~ I took enough classes to minor in Forestry. Enough to someday completely deal with the tree farm. It's not really huge or anything. If ya got the land & aren't using it~ trees are a good thing to farm.
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I have a question, when does the global tropical cyclone season begin each year? Is it Jan 1 till Dec 31, or is it different?
Australia's Cyclone season is Nov 1 till April 31. NW Pac is March 1 till Nov 31. Other area's have different seasons. So when is the global Cyclone season defined, from which month to which month?
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Quoting Skyepony:
Eye~ It's a little east of Tylertown. Was the old family farm, there's still some kin on parts of it, others are tree farming on it. Got a lot of family around there from Hattisburg to NOLA to Waveland. Had to replant after Katrina. My extended cousins burnt down one of the old, just refurbished farmhouses with a generator after that storm.


Those tree farms are so fascinating....Purple Creek leases several hundred acres from one of my family members. I couldn't believe that operation..Been trying to talk my grandson into Forestry degree as my brother had from Ms State.....but he wants to be an archeologist.....which is really great, also.
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Eye~ It's a little east of Tylertown. Was the old family farm, there's still some kin on parts of it, others are tree farming on it. Got a lot of family around there from Hattisburg to NOLA to Waveland.
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Quoting Skyepony:
Pretty tame across the world today.. A nuclear reactor was shut down in Czech. A Gulfstream G-4 went down at a test flight in Roswell.. Fukushima looks bad, another day of waste to the wind & water. Update on Thailand flooding..

Situation Update No. 5
On 03.04.2011 at 03:09 GMT+2

At least 35 people have been killed after floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains struck southern Thailand. Victims were either swept into the rising waters or buried in mudslides as unseasonably wet weather deluged homes and washed roads and bridges away, AFP reported on Saturday. The highest toll was reported in Nakorn Si Thammarat province, where 15 people died in floods caused by rains that have pummeled the coastline of the Gulf of Thailand since last weekend. Eight were also reported along the coast in Surat Thani, six in Krabi, and two in each of Phatthalung, Chumphon, and Trang provinces. Around two million people have been affected by the rains and floods, which have caused an estimated USD 233 million in damage. Flood waters still continue to spread across southern Thailand. Waterlogged soil has also heightened the risk of landslides. Flash floods and mudslides have hit Thailand's southern provinces of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Surat Thani, Trang, Chumphon, Songkhla, Krabi and Phangnga since March 23.


Skye, been meaning to ask you, is the tree farm in Ms you speak of called Purple Creek in Copiah Cty ?
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92. Skyepony (Mod)
Pretty tame across the world today.. A nuclear reactor was shut down in Czech. A Gulfstream G-4 went down at a test flight in Roswell.. Fukushima looks bad, another day of waste to the wind & water. Update on Thailand flooding..

Situation Update No. 5
On 03.04.2011 at 03:09 GMT+2

At least 35 people have been killed after floods and mudslides triggered by heavy rains struck southern Thailand. Victims were either swept into the rising waters or buried in mudslides as unseasonably wet weather deluged homes and washed roads and bridges away, AFP reported on Saturday. The highest toll was reported in Nakorn Si Thammarat province, where 15 people died in floods caused by rains that have pummeled the coastline of the Gulf of Thailand since last weekend. Eight were also reported along the coast in Surat Thani, six in Krabi, and two in each of Phatthalung, Chumphon, and Trang provinces. Around two million people have been affected by the rains and floods, which have caused an estimated USD 233 million in damage. Flood waters still continue to spread across southern Thailand. Waterlogged soil has also heightened the risk of landslides. Flash floods and mudslides have hit Thailand's southern provinces of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Phatthalung, Surat Thani, Trang, Chumphon, Songkhla, Krabi and Phangnga since March 23.
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Tampa, I sure hope those models you just posted are closer to reality than what is being said. Anytime there is no red over Ms, I feel ok.......just got the tree up from last storm...just wishcasting a little...lol
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90. Skyepony (Mod)
Pretty good for canned blog.

Finally the first WPac storm & it hardly got going before it fell apart..

The not yet named...01W
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Quoting Grothar:


Thanks, EYES. They are all picking on me tonight. And I'm always so nice to them. You are one fine Southern Lady.


Anytime, anytime, and as Taz would say...welcome
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Quoting TomTaylor:
and to think grothar actually has urinals in his house!! who does that?!?!


For you information, we had them installed in the 60's.
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Quoting EYEStoSEA:


Poor Grothar, he can't buy a break......and Wash115
needs to take a look at his photos....super handsome genes going on....and I can say that as I am a lady.....lol...


Thanks, EYES. They are all picking on me tonight. And I'm always so nice to them. You are one fine Southern Lady.
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Quoting TampaSpin:


And to think, Groth is much older than you and he still can't master to hit the Urinal when he needs to go some have said?
and to think grothar actually has urinals in his house!! who does that?!?!
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Quoting TampaSpin:


And to think, Groth is much older than you and he still can't master to hit the Urinal when he needs to go some have said?


Poor Grothar, he can't buy a break......and Wash115
needs to take a look at his photos....super handsome genes going on....and I can say that as I am a lady.....lol...
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Quoting TomTaylor:
yea and maybe a few 5 inch diameter hailstones to the head.

Lol


LOL, that would barely ding that hard head!!
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Quoting TampaSpin:



HOPELESS...unless we throw Groth inline of a severe storm and the only hope of Lightning Bolt hit might be the Therapy he truly needs. A little Electric Shock Therapy is what he needs!
yea and maybe a few 5 inch diameter hailstones to the head.

Lol
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It's taken me a long time just to learn to post links and graphics......not gonna even try "cartography".....you go Grothar...
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Quoting TomTaylor:
forecasting is a dangerous sport. If I ever became a forecasters for a news station I'd just echo what the nws forecasts lol


Smart move.
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Quoting TampaSpin:



HOPELESS...unless we throw Groth inline of a severe storm and the only hope of Lightning Bolt hit might be the Therapy he truly needs. A little Electric Shock Therapy is what he needs!


Trust me, it is not a bold of lightning I need.
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Quoting Grothar:


Sure, like everybody on here makes up their own charts. LOL Well, maybe Levi.

I have seen more plagiarism on here than a 7th grade history test. :) ")( " (Hey, it was the best I could do under the circumstances)
forecasting is a dangerous sport (as in you better know what you are talking about). If I ever became a forecasters for a news station I'd just echo what the nws forecasts lol
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I know that the use of the English language has deteriorated some in the media, i.e. the weather statements are so vague, I can no longer tell if we are in immdiate danger or not any more. However, I did here this on the local news and would like to know if any of you can translate it for me. It was a fire in a local church.

..."half the church was completely decimated. They are still look for the church mascot, a cat named Smokey" (atmo, please notice end quote) True.
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Quoting TomTaylor:
thanks Tampa.

And yea grothar is showing classic signs of OFS. Symptoms of OFS (Old Fart Syndrome) commonly surface around age 60 and include easy agitation, unhappiness, grumpiness, and name calling. I heard scientists are working on a treatment for OFS, let's hope they pull through for grothar's sake

Haha



HOPELESS...unless we throw Groth inline of a severe storm and the only hope of Lightning Bolt hit might be the Therapy he truly needs. A little Electric Shock Therapy is what he needs!
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Quoting TampaSpin:






Here you go TomT. Sure wish Grothar could learn to be nice like you and polite as well. Maybe you just can't teach a very old man something new after all.......ROFLMAO
thanks Tampa.

And yea grothar is showing classic signs of OFS. Symptoms of OFS (Old Fart Syndrome) commonly surface around age 60 and include easy agitation, unhappiness, grumpiness, and name calling. I heard scientists are working on a treatment for OFS, let's hope they pull through for grothar's sake

Haha
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Quoting Grothar:



Now those are impressive animated maps and graphics. The actually show the line for which atmoaggie is so fond. There are clear and concise and show a much broader perspective of what might happen. Proud of you man. You give good graph.



Those are not mine either........JUST TO LET YOU KNOW MAN......ROFLMAO
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Quoting TampaSpin:






Here you go TomT. Sure wish Grothar could learn to be nice like you and polite as well. Maybe you just can't teach a very old man something new after all.......ROFLMAO



Now those are impressive animated maps and graphics. The actually show the line for which atmoaggie is so fond. There are clear and concise and show a much broader perspective of what might happen. Proud of you man. You give good graph.
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Quoting Grothar:


Twit?



YA, YOUR AN OLD TWIT! JUST A VERY OLD TWIT!
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Quoting TomTaylor:
those weren't even your forecasts gramps. There from the weather center. Jk, jk lol
Tampa, if you got the time could you please post the model run you are talking about, or a link to it? Thanks man


Sure, like everybody on here makes up their own charts. LOL Well, maybe Levi.

I have seen more plagiarism on here than a 7th grade history test. :) ")( +" (Hey, it was the best I could do under the circumstances)
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Here you go TomT. Sure wish Grothar could learn to be nice like you and polite as well. Maybe you just can't teach a very old man something new after all.......ROFLMAO
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Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Disturbance Summary
TROPICAL DEPRESSION XX
9:00 AM JST April 3 2011
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SUBJECT: Tropical Depression in South China Sea

At 0:00 AM UTC, Tropical Depression (1006 hPa) located at 9.5N 111.9E has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 knots with gusts of 45 knots. The depression is reported as almost stationary.
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