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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I know i was blasting people yesterday for posting Utube stuff .....but, this was just sent to me. THIS IS TOO FREAKING FUNNY NOT TO SHARE.
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Quoting Grothar:


My memory is as sharp as a tic!


Sure........
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1667. aquak9
thanks mrmixon. I shoulda gone back to re-read.

Try being a single parent, when those teachers are doing the best they can, with bad kids in the classroom, destroying the one chance your own kid has for a decent education. Makes you mad at all the bad parents, mad at folks like Rick scott, mad at everything.
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Quoting aquak9:
MrMixon, I certainly hope that was sarcasm.

and as for you, Nea (and P451 as well)

"I want CAKE!!"
"Oh yes, Cake season, but it brings out the trolls!"
"OMG WHERE'S THE FLOUR??"
"We have plenty of flour but no SUGAR!!"
"We had Sugar last week- wait two more weeks, I promise there will be more SUGAR!"
"No! No! I see Cake Batter! There there look, It's Cake Batter!!"
"You idiot DumbBunny- that's Brownie mix!"
"It could be a Cake, though! It could be the Mother of all Cakes!"

-(keeper chimes in) there will be no cake without the eggs of the mother planet until then you will wait for the eggs to appear as they will when a chicken arrives-

"I Want Cake!!"

and so it goes...


Is that a pinhole eye see in that donut?
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Quoting StAugustineFL:


I'd guesstimate 10-12" YTD. Not bad, not great. IMO, runoff from heavy rains + above normal temps + wind + low humidity + Florida heat (not the Publix bagger) = potential for high fire danger. You've fared much better in your region but I'm curious to see how things unfold up this way the next 6 weeks or so.


Yeah we will see, I mean, if we get less than an inches in the next 6 weeks or so, it will get dry here again, it gets dry real fast in Florida, because the ground here is designed to lose water fast to help prevent flooding during the wet season and our extremely heavy rainfall rates here.
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OK,
Carricoloes!

We have record temps in southern Europe, predicted by NOAA,

We have the possibility of massive floods in the central US Mississippi area, we have nitrogen atmosphere being introduced into a couple of melting down neuclear reactors in Japan.

There are arctic ion storm events in the polar regions, a random typhoon in the pacific and the possibility of the most interesting hurricane season in the Atlantic in decades, not even to drift into tornadoes, tidal waves and the possible melting of most of the ice in the Arctic.

And the sages say, its a bit slow at the moment?

I cant wait till things heat up!!
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1663. MrMixon
Quoting aquak9:
MrMixon, I certainly hope that was sarcasm.


I almost added the /sarcasm tag just to be clear. Indeed... I had to bite my tongue and ignore the "spoiled teacher" conversation that happened earlier today. I'd be happy to pay another penny or two on the dollar to improve teacher compensation in Colorado (which is dismal according to this article).
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For you IT guys......is it ok to open up Chrome or Firefox with Internet Explorer all the same time.......some apps on Chrome like editing my Website does not work well when using Chrome....Thanks!
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Quoting TomTaylor:
Wow! Nevermind about boring weather, check this out

Composite radar



Light drizzle spreading across the county now! A rotating super cell is strengthening and feeding off the chilly sub 60 degree waters off the coast. This is big news. Rainrates are about 0.01 inches an hour, give or take 0.01 inches. Reports of large hail are non existent. However, a stiff gale was clocked in at roughly 6mph at the San Diego Lindbergh Field international airport. I expect nws to issue a flash flood warning within the hour. Stay safe fellow San Diegans, this could get nasty fast.



LOL it is funny when I hear about the NWS issuing flash flood warnings there with half inch per hour rain rates, I guess that's a "heavy downpour" there, LOL.

We got 8 inches of rain last Thursday and 3 of that fell in 15 minutes with a huge super cell, we got some flooding in our street, and it drained later that night. Our little area is considered low lying and "poor drainage". Yet our drainage is still probably better then it is in 90% of the U.S. That is why most of time you don't have to be worried about massive amounts of rain in West Central Florida, unless you live in reaaaally low ground and an exceptionally bad drainage area. Naturally we just don't really flood. Ive seen some wild rainfall events over the years including a 15 inch total in 3 hours a few years back ,but it never gets into to the house, ever. It just backs up in the street some when we get 3 inch per hour rain rates or bigger, but it drains later.
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Quoting Grothar:


My memory is as sharp as a tic!


tic toc tic toc tic toc
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1659. Grothar
Quoting TampaSpin:


Thats because you can't remember what you read 10 seconds later..........ROFLMAO


My memory is as sharp as a tic!
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1658. Grothar
Quoting PlazaRed:


THERE@S no rumour in the truth??


LOL
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Quoting Grothar:
By the way, I agree with everything, everybody said today.


Thats because you can't remember what you read 10 seconds later..........ROFLMAO
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1656. aquak9
the blog is a little slow.

heh heh heh heh
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1655. Grothar
Quoting twincomanche:
Me too.


There is always a first. Now where is atmo?
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1654. Grothar
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
Beautiful week coming up in West Palm Beach...



Hello, stranger! Haven't seen you on in a while? I hope you have something to contribute, the blog is a little slow.
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Quoting Grothar:
By the way, I agree with everything, everybody said today.


THERE@S no rumour in the truth??
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1651. Grothar
By the way, I agree with everything, everybody said today.
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Quoting Grothar:


Don't forget Isabella! LOL


And Fernando, they lie at rest in Granada but came from far afield!
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1648. Grothar
Quoting Neapolitan:

Let's see: the role SSTs play (or not) in TC development; Rick Scott's corrupt stupidity; the boring quality of sunny SoCal weather; the upcoming hurricane season; the Puerto Rico earthquake "swarm"; Andalucian olives. You know, the regular...


Hey, don't knock them till you tried them. (The olives that is) What would like to discuss? I heard there was no weather anywhere today, just air. You added a little to the fare today.
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Quoting RitaEvac:
WTI Crude Oil
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ya along with Gold going up............so did the DOW! Amazing to see all 3 move up in the same day.
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1646. aquak9
MrMixon, I certainly hope that was sarcasm.

and as for you, Nea (and P451 as well)

"I want CAKE!!"
"Oh yes, Cake season, but it brings out the trolls!"
"OMG WHERE'S THE FLOUR??"
"We have plenty of flour but no SUGAR!!"
"We had Sugar last week- wait two more weeks, I promise there will be more SUGAR!"
"No! No! I see Cake Batter! There there look, It's Cake Batter!!"
"You idiot DumbBunny- that's Brownie mix!"
"It could be a Cake, though! It could be the Mother of all Cakes!"

-(keeper chimes in) there will be no cake without the eggs of the mother planet until then you will wait for the eggs to appear as they will when a chicken arrives-

"I Want Cake!!"

and so it goes...
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Well I did try on the record high temps in Iberia and the forecast for the hurricanes from us who wont be suffering their effects, yet.

We could do a sweepstake on the number of the things and offer mops to the winners, only a thought but I don't yet know how to organise these things!!

The sweepstakes that is, I know how the hurricanes work,(a bit,}
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1644. Grothar
Quoting PlazaRed:


But I am in the 'Heart of Andalucia' you could not get much closer to the center of the place, I can see from the 'Plaza' here either the glow of lights of Sevilla, Cordaoba, Malaga,Granada, the distant glow over, Cadiz and Algeciras, and of course the runway of Moron de la Frontera,{which we had a tiff over a few weeks back,}
If you should insist, I have to go to the Alpujarras, mountains south of Granada in a few weeks and their I can get from the 'Baranca del sangre, olives that are from trees, planted by the last moors in Al-Andalus, still producing there after more than 500 years, IE the 1492 thing when 'they' got thrown out by the catholic kings who later financed Columbus to cut the bush for some of your lot!! Remember?


Don't forget Isabella! LOL
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1643. MrMixon
Quoting aquak9:
uhm...what's the topic right now?


Apparently the topic is olives... oh, and drizzle in San Diego...

:)

Or, we could go back to criticizing those over-compensated high school teachers who have finally been found out as the primary drain on our economy.
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Quoting aquak9:
Hellooo-ooo!!

(waves hand furiously, jumps up and down)

I like olives!!

uhm...what's the topic right now?

Let's see: the role SSTs play (or not) in TC development; Rick Scott's corrupt stupidity; the boring quality of sunny SoCal weather; the upcoming hurricane season; the Puerto Rico earthquake "swarm"; Andalucian olives. You know, the regular...
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Quoting aquak9:
Hellooo-ooo!!

(waves hand furiously, jumps up and down)

I like olives!!

uhm...what's the topic right now?


Noted:-

Form receivers consortium with 'senor Grother'

What about those damm hurricanes and melt downs??

I've got the olives you've got the info!!
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Beautiful week coming up in West Palm Beach...

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Quoting Grothar:


I only eat olives from Andalucia.


But I am in the 'Heart of Andalucia' you could not get much closer to the center of the place, I can see from the 'Plaza' here either the glow of lights of Sevilla, Cordaoba, Malaga,Granada, the distant glow over, Cadiz and Algeciras, and of course the runway of Moron de la Frontera,{which we had a tiff over a few weeks back,}
If you should insist, I have to go to the Alpujarras, mountains south of Granada in a few weeks and their I can get from the 'Baranca del sangre, olives that are from trees, planted by the last moors in Al-Andalus, still producing there after more than 500 years, IE the 1492 thing when 'they' got thrown out by the catholic kings who later financed Columbus to cut the bush for some of your lot!! Remember?
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1638. aquak9
Hellooo-ooo!!

(waves hand furiously, jumps up and down)

I like olives!!

uhm...what's the topic right now?
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1637. Grothar
Quoting PlazaRed:
Senor Grothar,
I do deeply apologise for not replying to your enquiry a few night ago about the presence of 'olive trees' in my area, as you stated you were very fond of them and their fruit.

Well those Roman people and later those Arab chappies planted millions of the said 'olive trees' here in my area and the natives of Iberia have been improving them ever since. From my house roof I can see over 10,000, of the things and we have 2 olive oil factories in my town and almost every town around here has at lest one, for either oil, or olives preserved, or cured raw.

We have a contact in Boston, Mass. who can send you some as you state you are an indulger but we would need a PO box, or similar. They will be visiting here in June so can be persuaded to courier to the US.


I only eat olives from Andalucia.
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Senor Grothar,
I do deeply apologise for not replying to your enquiry a few night ago about the presence of 'olive trees' in my area, as you stated you were very fond of them and their fruit.

Well those Roman people and later those Arab chappies planted millions of the said 'olive trees' here in my area and the natives of Iberia have been improving them ever since. From my house roof I can see over 10,000, of the things and we have 2 olive oil factories in my town and almost every town around here has at lest one, for either oil, or olives preserved, or cured raw.

We have a contact in Boston, Mass. who can send you some as you state you are an indulger but we would need a PO box, or similar. They will be visiting here in June so can be persuaded to courier to the US.
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This isn't weather, but it is science. From the NY Times:

Physicists at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory are planning to announce Wednesday that they have found a suspicious bump in their data that could be evidence of a new elementary particle or even, some say, a new force of nature.
...
“Nobody knows what this is,” said Christopher Hill, a theorist at Fermilab who was not part of the team. “If it is real, it would be the most significant discovery in physics in half a century.”

Link to full story (NY Times is now a pay site)
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Quoting flsky:
Ha! Do I agree with this. I lived in CA my entire life until 6 years ago when I moved to CF. I used to even drive to Tucson to get a fix of some "monsoon" weather. I'm so much happier here in FL.


When I first moved to California, I felt like I was living under a blue dome. It was actually claustrophobic - I was used to big Alberta skies with lots of different cloud types.

I've also lived in Utah (Salt Lake). Of the three, it would be my favorite - it has all of the seasons in good measure. And great skiing.

WTO
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1633. Grothar
Quoting TomTaylor:
Wow! Nevermind about boring weather, check this out


Light drizzle spreading across the county now! A rotating super cell is strengthening and feeding off the chilly sub 60 degree waters off the coast. This is big news. Rainrates are about 0.01 inches an hour. I expect nws to issue a flash flood warning within the hour. Stay safe fellow San Diegans, this could get nasty fast.


Sound scary!
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1631. Grothar

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Wow! Nevermind about boring weather, check this out

Composite radar



Light drizzle spreading across the county now! A rotating super cell is strengthening and feeding off the chilly sub 60 degree waters off the coast. This is big news. Rainrates are about 0.01 inches an hour, give or take 0.01 inches. Reports of large hail are non existent. However, a stiff gale was clocked in at roughly 6mph at the San Diego Lindbergh Field international airport. I expect nws to issue a flash flood warning within the hour. Stay safe fellow San Diegans, this could get nasty fast.
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1629. Grothar
Quoting Jedkins01:




Well I don't think there will be a wild fire season down here this year in Central Florida! My rainfall for the year is over 20 inches so far, we had 13 inches last week with that crazy weather, and we just had close to an inch with the fast moving squall line yesterday!



We have hardly had a drop since October.


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Evening Everybody1
Quiet night over here on the northern fringes of the Straits of Gibraltar,(for a change.}
So in keeping with NOAA's predictions, {and my, aren't they good?} we had record temps today in Spain of 33/c in the north and on the north coast,some reports said that temps were as high as 37/c so that's about 100F. 33/c is about 90+ on the 'F' scale, winds were about 70 MPH in the Ronda, Andalucia, where we were messing trying to tie down a windmill to a few adjacent olive trees, as the concrete anchors had got a bit loose, as they do!!
The record temps for April are set to be maintained or beaten, {as they were today,} this week and although we normally have about 14/22c at this time of year this is going to be an anomaly.
As everybody in the Americas is talking about the hurricane season we would like to stick our oar in and say we estimate that there will be 11, named storms this year in the Atlantic and a few that nearly make it, {also rans,-blews,}Just a speculation so to say!We of course had the first 'invest' up in the top half in March and we feel we might yet get another.
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1627. flsky
Ha! Do I agree with this. I lived in CA my entire life until 6 years ago when I moved to CF. I used to even drive to Tucson to get a fix of some "monsoon" weather. I'm so much happier here in FL.
Quoting TomTaylor:
Lucky.

Here in San Diego, it's the most boring weather you can ever find. The temps are neither cold nor warm. It is neither sunny nor rainy. Air is neither dry nor humid. The wind is dead.

Overcast at 65 right now.

Year round souther california has some of the more moderate weather on earth. But it is this type of weather that is at the apex, climax, zenith, peak, pinnacle, top, summit, ridge, or crest, of boring weather.
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#1608
Klotzbach said, “We have reduced our forecast slightly from early December due to a combination of recent ocean warming in the eastern and central tropical Pacific and recent cooling in the tropical Atlantic.”


Does that essentially mean they are expecting slightly more shear than they were earlier? Or is there more to the story?

WTO
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1625. IKE
Jeez...what a surprise!

(CNN) - Fox News Channel anchor Glenn
Beck will end his daily show later this year to develop and produce a variety of
television projects to air on the channel, according to a release Wednesday.
The new agreement between FNC and Mercury Radio Arts will ensure Beck appears
on the television network and through other "digital properties."

"Glenn Beck is a powerful communicator, a creative
entrepreneur and a true success by anybody's standards. I look forward to
continuing to work with him," Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes said in a
statement.
"Glenn Beck" launched in 2009. The host previously hosted a show on CNN's
sister network HLN.
Howard Kurtz, Washington bureau chief for The Daily Beast and host of CNN's
"Reliable Sources" said the split was a "divorce many months in the making."
"By the end, both sides wanted out," Kurtz said in an email. "Beck's show
proved too radioactive for Fox, and the network became an uncomfortable home for
Glenn Beck."
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Quoting Grothar:


Could you be a little more specific? LOL

Sorry groth, my thesaurus is out of words ):
Quoting Jedkins01:


One of my biggest fears as a kid was that one day I would be forced to live in Southern California lol, not like my parents ever considered it, but always being a weather geek from birth, Southern California was obviously the most hated weather place in the entire U.S. accept for maybe Nevada too!

That sucks for you man, look for a job opportunity in Florida or something haha

lol. if I were to move anywhere for weather it'd have to have a tropical climate, so Florida would be an option
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Quoting Jedkins01:




Well I don't think there will be a wild fire season down here this year in Central Florida! My rainfall for the year is over 20 inches so far, we had 13 inches last week with that crazy weather, and we just had close to an inch with the fast moving squall line yesterday!


I'd guesstimate 10-12" YTD. Not bad, not great. IMO, runoff from heavy rains + above normal temps + wind + low humidity + Florida heat (not the Publix bagger) = potential for high fire danger. You've fared much better in your region but I'm curious to see how things unfold up this way the next 6 weeks or so.
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Quoting severstorm:

Yes i agree, I've had 23.83 inches this year so far and got almost 13 last week. lovin it. z-hills fl.


You live only about 20 miles from me or something like that so that explains the similarity. Except for during sea breeze storm circulations. Then our rainfall amounts could be quite a bit different!
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1621. MrMixon
Re: #1617

I think I would literally weep if it was 100°F on April 6th... of course, that's why I chose a higher latitude and elevation to call home. Hoping against hope for snow in Nederland, CO tonight (getting sick of the constant red flag warnings...).
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1620. Grothar
Quoting TomTaylor:
Lucky.

Here in San Diego, it's the most boring weather you can ever find. The temps are neither cold nor warm. It is neither sunny nor rainy. Air is neither dry nor humid. The wind is dead.

Overcast at 65 right now.

Year round souther california has some of the more moderate weather on earth. But it is this type of weather that is at the apex, climax, zenith, peak, pinnacle, top, summit, ridge, or crest, of boring weather.


Could you be a little more specific? LOL
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Quoting DARPAsockpuppet:

Well atleast the dew point is low.
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