Arizona wildfires spread smoke 1,000 miles; 94L little threat to develop

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:50 PM GMT on June 07, 2011

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Smoke from Arizona's third largest fire on record, the massive Wallow fire, has now blown downwind over 1,000 miles to Iowa. The fire, which is 0% contained, is expected to rage full-force for at least three more days due to unfavorable weather. Hot, dry, and windy weather is predicted again today over Eastern Arizona, where NOAA has issued red flag warnings for critical fire conditions. A large trough of low pressure is anchored over the Southwest, and several disturbances rippling along this trough will bring strong southwesterly surface winds of 20 - 30 mph, with gusts near 35 mph, through Thursday. Extremely low humidities of 5 - 15% and hot summer temperatures are also expected, creating a dangerous fire weather situation. Yesterday, Luna, New Mexico, located about 50 miles northeast of the fire, had wind gusts in excess of 30 mph for 8 hours, temperatures near 80°F, and humidities as low as 12%. During the day yesterday, the fire grew from 300 square miles to 365 square miles, 30% of the size of Rhode Island. A separate fire burning in Southeast Arizona, the 163-square-mile Horseshoe Two fire, is the state's 5th largest fire on record. According to the Interagency Fire Center, 3.5 million acres have burned in the U.S. so far this year, the most on record for this early in the year--and more than double the 10-year average from 2001 - 2010 of 1.4 million acres. Extreme to exceptional drought conditions over most of Texas, New Mexico, and Eastern Arizona are largely responsible for the record fire season.


Figure 1. Active wildfires and smoke as visualized at 9am EDT June 7, 2011 using our wundermap for the U.S. with the Fire layer turned on. Smoke from the Wallow fire and Horseshoe Two fire in Arizona extended more than 1,000 miles, covering most of the Midwest.


Figure 2. Smoke billows from the rapidly growing Wallow fire in Eastern Arizona in this image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on June 6, 2011. The fire beneath the smoke is outlined in red. A large pyrocumulus cloud spawned by the fire is visible along the Arizona-New Mexico border. Pyrocumulus clouds are produced by the intense heating associated with fires or volcanic eruptions. Image credit: NASA Natural Hazards website.

Caribbean disturbance 94L little threat to develop
The large, disorganized tropical disturbance (Invest 94L) in the Western Caribbean near Jamaica is looking much less organized this morning, but is still capable of bringing heavy rains as it pushes slowly northwards at less than 5 mph. Satellite estimates of rainfall for the 24-hour period ending at 8pm EDT Monday night run as high as 5 inches for northeastern Nicaragua and Honduras, with 2 - 4 inches falling over portions of Jamaica and southeast Cuba. Satellite loops show a decrease in the heavy thunderstorm activity and organization of 94L in recent hours, and the storm's low-level spiral bands and upper-level outflow are very poorly defined. The storm's center of low pressure is located about 100 miles south-southeast of Grand Cayman Island. Water vapor satellite loops show the Caribbean is quite moist, and water temperatures in the Central Caribbean are about 1°C above average, 28 - 28.5°C, which is 2°C above the threshold needed to support development of a tropical storm. Wind shear has edged into the high range, 20 - 25 knots, which has probably contributed to 94L's deterioration.


Figure 3. Morning satellite image of 94L.

Since 94L is so large and poorly organized, today's mission by the Hurricane Hunters has been cancelled. The storm is moving slowly to the north, into a band of very high wind shear of 30 - 50 knots that lies over Cuba and the southern Bahama Islands. The SHIPS model predicts shear will rise above 30 knots by late tonight, which will make development into a tropical depression difficult. This morning's 00Z and 06Z model runs were unimpressed with 94L, with most of them showing little or no development. The 00Z run of the NOGAPS model predicts that a gap may open up in the shear sufficient for the storm to organize into a tropical depression late this week, but this is looking increasingly unlikely. At 8am EDT today, NHC gave 94L a 20% chance of developing into a tropical depression by Thursday. Regardless of development, 94L is capable of bringing heavy rains of 2 - 4 inches to Jamaica, eastern Cuba, the Cayman Islands, and Haiti through Thursday. These rains will probably spread northwards into the Bahama Islands, and possibly South Florida, by Thursday or Friday.

Jeff Masters

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AZ Smoke in Colorado Springs (colosprgs)
Past several days Pikes Peak and foothills covered in smoke. Photo taken at 3:30pm.
AZ Smoke in Colorado Springs
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Quoting Jedkins01:


haha so true.

I am so glad I can say with all honesty that I do not text while driving, better yet I don't really text much at all. It has its usage, but common, texting and driving is down right stupid. As I was saying earlier, wisdom is a dying thing in today's society, its not just the prideful responses to severe weather, but everyday life.

I have a neighbor who foolishly mocks me for telling him its dangerous to drink and drive, and calls me a "not a real man" because I take cover during storms. Its only a matter of time before he or someone his hurt for such outrageous decision making and thinking.

A few years ago before I hurt my back. I used to play baseball. Playing summer comp, I could see a storm coming in, we play with aluminum bats here in amateur league, I was next up to bat, I could see the lightening with thunder not far behind, I refused to go up to the plate to bat. My coach asked me why. I told him I didn't want to bat with so much lightening around. within seconds a bolt hit a tree about 100yards away. Straight away the game was called off. Hell, I wasn't going to be a bloody lightening rod. Been struck once already and barely survived, don't want to be struck ever again.
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Quoting Patrap:
And they could ride a horse without texting too.


: )


LOL, but Central Asian nomads could accurately use a bow and arrow from a moving horse!
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Quoting Patrap:
And they could ride a horse without texting too.


: )
I'd be more willing to try texting on a "good broke" horse than an automobile. Never have trusted those contraptions.
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Wow.
New GFS shows little rain for Florida over the next 7 days. Our Tampa forecast has gone down to the obligatory 20% every day.
I was really hoping for that system to push up some rain.
Pool needs to be topped off again...
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Quoting Neapolitan:

Oh, c'mon, don't be silly; nothing's changed nor changing. This bizarre and record breaking early June heat wave means nothing. Neither does the current record-breaking wildfire in Arizona, nor last month's record-breaking wildfires in Texas (nor the fact that they were both exacerbated by the record-breaking drought throughout the region). Neither does the record-breaking Missouri flooding this month, nor the record-breaking Mississippi flooding last month (both caused by record-breaking snowfall). Neither do the record-breaking tornadoes that occurred during record-breaking tornado outbreaks that happened during this record-breaking spring for tornadoes. Neither do the record-breaking east coast blizzards of this past winter. Neither did the record-breaking Australian floods, the record-breaking Colombian rains, the record-breaking British heat, nor the record-breaking Israeli heat wave from last fall. Neither does the fact that all this happened after the warmest year on record. So stop trying to make inferences; nothing's changed.

It's all just your imagination.

Trust us.

:-\

Wild Imaginations.
That's all it is, man.
Maintain the Status Quo.
"Something" will save us.
You'll see!
In the Meantime,
ONWARD>>>>>>>

to oblivion
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540. j2008
Quoting AussieStorm:

It had been building up for a fair few days, and even for days after it was around that temp. Bad bush fire season here also.

That sounds really bad, sometimes it shocks me how bad weather can get. There are so many extreams to the weather.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:


Good question...I'm not sure, I just found it at the top of the NWS webpage.
Might have an effect on cell phone and sat. service. Doubt ti smashes into or tamps down much of anything.
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Quoting Patrap:
And they could ride a horse without texting too.


: )


haha so true.

I am so glad I can say with all honesty that I do not text while driving, better yet I don't really text much at all. It has its usage, but common, texting and driving is down right stupid. As I was saying earlier, wisdom is a dying thing in today's society, its not just the prideful responses to severe weather, but everyday life.

I have a neighbor who foolishly mocks me for telling him its dangerous to drink and drive, and calls me a "not a real man" because I take cover during storms. Its only a matter of time before he or someone his hurt for such outrageous decision making and thinking.
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Quoting j2008:

Worst I've experianced here in Arizona was about 115 a couple of years ago.

It had been building up for a fair few days, and even for days after it was around that temp. Bad bush fire season here also.
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Quoting ShenValleyFlyFish:
Did the old phonograph records spin the other direction Down Under?


Only if you wanted to hear the hidden heathen messages.
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Quoting aquak9:
ok, now I've washed my car and posted an ON-TOPIC, BLOG-RELATED post. I ordered a set of bongos from EBay, too.

What else can I do to get it to rain here?


...um, you could call a plumber (or ask hubby)
and explain that you want them to
please come and remove the d
from your drain...
because you want...
um...
rain
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And they could ride a horse without texting too.


: )
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Quoting Jedkins01:


I am amazed at the general public's ignorance of common weather knowledge.

Ive been out playing sports many times during the wet season, and a powerful storm will blow in, and everyone else just continues playing in the game after I take cover, seemingly oblivious, then suddenly everyone panics when torrential rains and 50 mph winds sweep in with lighting bolts crashing all over the place. It happens every time. It seems most people have little awareness of
their surroundings for whatever reason.
I have noticed the exact same thing. I think it's because we live in an artificial world, now, and do not have the culturally-ingrained weather wisdom our pre-industrial ancestors passed from generation from generation. Pre-modern modern people, as well as people living in traditional societies today, have very intricate, if unscientific, knowledge and lore about their environment, including weather, they had to in order to survive.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
This is like the same freaking weather pattern we had in june of 2008.A record breaking heat wave.In all sorts of parts in the country.
This one is more intense and widespread. The entire country east of the Rockies.The drought is extreme and widespread also. Yet we continue with flooding on the Missouri and Mississippi, while wildfires in the west are bad. What does August hold for us? When will things normalize? Or is this the beginning of the Summer From Hell. China is in a severe drought. Will Europe and Russia get hit again?
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Quoting Jedkins01:


Not saying he doesn't know what hes talking about, but I think your local MET is wrong, most of the models bring Florida deep tropical moisture eventually, only a couple models don't, and they haven't been remotely consistent. All the forecasters around here as well as the NWS say there will be a surge of deep tropical moisture moving in, they just still have a 30 to 40% chance for now till the solution becomes more clear as to how much and when.


I always believe about a quarter of what they say. This year is really bad though. One of the severe weather outbreaks this spring they were 8 hours off with the arrival of the supposed to be severe storms at 5pm. We'll it didn't get here till nearly 2am and of course had very little rain. Nonetheless, I looked it up and see things are delayed a bit. Here's to hoping.
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This is about 50miles west of Sydney on top of the Blue Mountains.
Katoomba Weather

33.71°S 150.31°E
1004m ASL
Now
32.5°F rising
Sky Observations: Clear
Wind: WSW 37km/h(22mph)
Wind Gusts: 50km/h(31mph)
Updated at 10:00 EST
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Quoting j2008:

I also have a bad feeling about this season.


Don't get worried. There's nothing we can do, except sit back and watch, anyway. Your folks will make sure you stay safe. :)
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Quoting aquak9:
Aussie, things are just so different than when I was little. I believe we are entering uncharted territory. And I doubt that most Americans will be as adaptable as we need to be.

Oh, c'mon, don't be silly; nothing's changed nor changing. This bizarre and record breaking early June heat wave means nothing. Neither does the current record-breaking wildfire in Arizona, nor last month's record-breaking wildfires in Texas (nor the fact that they were both exacerbated by the record-breaking drought throughout the region). Neither does the record-breaking Missouri flooding this month, nor the record-breaking Mississippi flooding last month (both caused by record-breaking snowfall). Neither do the record-breaking tornadoes that occurred during record-breaking tornado outbreaks that happened during this record-breaking spring for tornadoes. Neither do the record-breaking east coast blizzards of this past winter. Neither did the record-breaking Australian floods, the record-breaking Colombian rains, the record-breaking British heat, nor the record-breaking Israeli heat wave from last fall. Neither does the fact that all this happened after the warmest year on record. So stop trying to make inferences; nothing's changed.

It's all just your imagination.

Trust us.

:-\
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527. txjac
Quoting Jedkins01:


Not saying he doesn't know what hes talking about, but I think your local MET is wrong, most of the models bring Florida deep tropical moisture eventually, only a couple models don't, and they haven't been remotely consistent. All the forecasters around here as well as the NWS say there will be a surge of deep tropical moisture moving in, they just still have a 30 to 40% chance for now till the solution becomes more clear as to how much and when.



Yippee! for you all!
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526. j2008
Quoting AussieStorm:

We do get high temps when all the conditions are in line. But that day was "the" worst I have ever experienced.

Worst I've experianced here in Arizona was about 115 a couple of years ago.
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Quoting CyclonicVoyage:


Our local MET in West Palm tonight said that the heaviest rain most likely will stay offshore and the invest will only increase our daily rain chances to scattered (30%). Still hoping for a miracle though.


Not saying he doesn't know what hes talking about, but I think your local MET is wrong, most of the models bring Florida deep tropical moisture eventually, only a couple models don't, and they haven't been remotely consistent. All the forecasters around here as well as the NWS say there will be a surge of deep tropical moisture moving in, they just still have a 30 to 40% chance for now till the solution becomes more clear as to how much and when.
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Quoting ShenValleyFlyFish:
Did the old phonograph records spin the other direction Down Under?

I remember them, and no, my parents brought a whole lot from the UK.
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Quoting txjac:



That is hot! I would have melted. I do have those thick shades on my window that are supposed to block heat as I live in an older building and the insulation isn't quite what it should be.

That's one day I bet you don't ever want to re-live

We do get high temps when all the conditions are in line. But that day was "the" worst I have ever experienced.
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I say this is what I think 94L LLCOC is elongated and partly open on the E/ESE side that why bouy at 17N 81W showing W/WSW winds and the rest showing a circulation some in the N showing NE in the NW showing NNE in the W showing N and in the SW shoing NW and in the S showing W
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Quoting DestinJeff:


for #3 and #6, do we need to run in opposite directions here in the northern hemisphere?
Did the old phonograph records spin the other direction Down Under?
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520. txjac
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:


I'm really uneasy about this hurricane season. We've had a record number of tornadoes, some of the worst flooding in history, and on and on and on. Living in Southeastern NC, even though I'm not even 14 yet, and been around a while to see how other seasons have been like, I think we are going to have a bad hurricane season here in my area.


Let's just pray that that uneasy feeling doesnt come to anything and you can laugh about it later. Got my fingers crossed for a relatively mild season ...only rainfall where needed
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Tropical Depression #1 isn't so left weighted anymore. I think if it can build a little more convection on its right half, it can become Adrian.

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518. j2008
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:


I'm really uneasy about this hurricane season. We've had a record number of tornadoes, some of the worst flooding in history, and on and on and on. Living in Southeastern NC, even though I'm not even 14 yet, and been around a while to see how other seasons have been like, I think we are going to have a bad hurricane season here in my area.

I also have a bad feeling about this season.
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i will do it while iam out having my BBQ and watering the grass seed i have put down on the property


be back in a bit
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


iam going to do a snow dance for you how many ft you want

I'm going for the 1st time down to the Snowy Mountains in a few weeks. It's been snowing since early May. Some resorts have 50cm(19in already.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
This is like the same freaking weather pattern we had in june of 2008.A record breaking heat wave.In all sorts of parts in the country.


I'm really uneasy about this hurricane season. We've had a record number of tornadoes, some of the worst flooding in history, and on and on and on. Living in Southeastern NC, even though I'm not even 14 yet, and been around a while to see how other seasons have been like, I think we are going to have a bad hurricane season here in my area.
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Had to read on a bit as the models have slowed things down a bit, still hope. Trough retreating Nward? What..

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 310 PM EDT TUE JUN 7 2011/

DISCUSSION...

LARGE BRUSH FIRE CONTINUES IN THE WESTERN METRO SECTIONS OF MIAMI
DADE COUNTY WITH BOTH RECENT SATELLITE IMAGERY AND 88-D RADAR
RETURNS INDICATING A PLUME OF SMOKE MOVING WESTWARD ACROSS THE
INTERIOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH FLORIDA.

THE BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IN THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN
REMAINS SOMEWHAT DISORGANIZED. THE RECENT GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO
SUGGEST THAT THE LOW WILL SLOWLY START TO MOVE NORTHWARD IN THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...WITH LITTLE CHANCE OF DEVELOPMENT. THE MAIN
EFFECT WILL BE IN INFLUX OF MOISTURE AND CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA AND ADJACENT WATERS AS DEPICTED
BY THE RECENT SUITE OF GUIDANCE. THE GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO BE A
LITTLE INCONSISTENT IN WHEN THE IN-FLUX OF DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE
AHEAD OF THE LOW WILL BEGIN TO INFLUENCE THE REGION...WITH THE 12Z
GUIDANCE SLOWING THAT SCENARIO DOWN...INDICATING THAT THE DEEPER
LAYERED MOISTURE MAY NOT APPROACH THE REGION UNTIL THURSDAY. THE
GUIDANCE ALSO CONTINUES TO SUGGEST THAT THE MID TO UPPER LEVEL
TROUGH CURRENTLY IN THE CENTRAL GULF WILL SLOWLY MOVE NORTHWARD
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS...MORE OR LESS IN TANDEM WITH THE
BROAD SURFACE LOW. GIVEN THE ANTICIPATED INCREASE IN MOISTURE OVER
THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS AND WITH THE MID TO UPPER LEVEL TROUGH
FORECAST TO BE IN A FAVORABLE POSITION TO ENHANCE CHANCES OF
CONVECTION...THERE IS AN INCREASING TREND IN THE POP FORECAST
THROUGH FRIDAY.
FOR WEDNESDAY...THE 12Z GUIDANCE INDICATES A MAINLY
DRY FORECAST AS THE GUIDANCE SLOWED DOWN THE IN-FLUX OF MOISTURE.
HOWEVER...FOLLOWING THE EARLIER ENSEMBLE GUIDANCE DECIDED TO DEEP
AN ISOLATED CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY
TO ACCOUNT FOR THE UNCERTAINTY IN THE MOISTURE ARRIVING AND ALSO
FOR THE INFLUENCE OF THE MID TO UPPER LEVEL TROUGH. THEN ON
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY THE DEEPER LAYERED MOISTURE IS FORECAST TO
APPROACH AND ENTER THE REGION WITH A CHANCE OF SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS FORECAST OVER THE REGION. FOR NOW WAS CONSERVATIVE
ON THE POPS...WITH THE RECENT GUIDANCE SHOWING AN INCREASING
TREND. THE FORECAST CAN BE ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY AS WE GET CLOSER
TO THIS PERIOD.
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Keeper- I'd like a quarter foot of snow, please, next winter.

no pictures. Ya'll will just hafta take my word for it, when I do it.
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512. txjac
Quoting AussieStorm:

New Years Day back in 2005 my daughter was only 20days old. We had the hottest day ever experienced in Sydney. top temp at the house we were living in at that time. 45.8C(114.44F). My wife had her 70y.o mother and 45y.o sister visiting from the Philippines. My son's room was about 6ft wide by about 8ft long. It had it's own AC. we all went into that bedroom. had the AC set at about 28C(82F). That was our cool room. It was also right next to the kitchen and the fridge was stocked with cold water and soft drink. The window had thick curtains. It really made a big difference. Could not sit within 2mts of unprotected windows cause of the radiating heat coming through the windows.



That is hot! I would have melted. I do have those thick shades on my window that are supposed to block heat as I live in an older building and the insulation isnt quite what it should be.

Thats one day I bet you dont ever want to re-live
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This is like the same freaking weather pattern we had in june of 2008.A record breaking heat wave.In all sorts of parts in the country.
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Quoting alfabob:

Link


That's cool...and hot!
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Quoting CyclonicVoyage:


I want pictures of that, lol.

me too
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000
FXUS62 KMFL 072344
AFDMFL

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
744 PM EDT TUE JUN 7 2011

.AVIATION...VFR CONDITIONS TO PREVAIL THROUGH THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
EASTERLY WINDS WILL PERSIST...WITH SPEEDS AVERAGING 10-12 KNOTS
AFTER 01-02Z THIS EVENING. WINDS WILL THEN INCREASE TO AROUND 15
KNOTS WITH GUSTS OF 20-25 KNOTS BY 15Z WEDNESDAY. A FEW SHRA AND
TSRA COULD FORM AFTER 18Z WEDNESDAY, BUT PROBABILITY AND EXPECTED
COVERAGE TOO LOW TO INCLUDE IN TAFS ATTM.




Isn't there a song call "Slip, Slip, Slippin Away"?
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Quoting 69Viking:
Wow, I grew up in Southern MN and right now my home town and Minneapolis are both sitting at 98 degrees! The old record for today WAS 95!
It's over 90F for the 2nd day in a row here in Fargo. Fortunately a very strong cold front is supposed to make things A LOT cooler the next few days, High of around 60F tomorrow! With the temperature gradient that strong I hope we don't have something like the the derecho with 90mph winds we had on Memorial Day.
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Quoting AussieStorm:

How To A Rain Dance

1. Never do a rain dance on a hill.
2. Make sure you have a lot of room so you
don't run into anything.
3. Spin around in clockwise circles.
4. Make up your own rain chant. It should be rythmical
and easy to say fast.
5. Yell your rain chant while spinning around in circles.
6. If you are trying to get rid of rain, spin in
counterclockwise circles and say your chant backwards.


iam going to do a snow dance for you how many ft you want
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Quoting DestinJeff:


for #3 and #6, do we need to run in opposite directions here in the northern hemisphere?

I got that from an American website. So i would say no.
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Quoting txjac:


I was thinking the same thing. I think that we are going to see many deaths due to heat. I know that we have cooling centers set up here in Houston especially for the old folks and homeless. My AC is running full time and it cant keep up in the afternoon.

New Years Day back in 2005 my daughter was only 20days old. We had the hottest day ever experienced in Sydney. top temp at the house we were living in at that time. 45.8C(114.44F). My wife had her 70y.o mother and 45y.o sister visiting from the Philippines. My son's room was about 6ft wide by about 8ft long. It had it's own AC. we all went into that bedroom. had the AC set at about 28C(82F). That was our cool room. It was also right next to the kitchen and the fridge was stocked with cold water and soft drink. The window had thick curtains. It really made a big difference. Could not sit within 2mts of unprotected windows cause of the radiating heat coming through the windows.
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Quoting txjac:


Does something like this impact weather? If so, how?


Good question...I'm not sure, I just found it at the top of the NWS webpage.
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500. txjac
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
The NWS Space Weather Prediction Center has indicated that a dramatic eruption from an otherwise unimpressive solar region earlier today is expected to cause G1 (minor) to G2 (moderate) levels of geomagnetic storm activity tomorrow, June 8, beginning around 1800 UTC (2:00 p.m. EDT), with the passage of a fast coronal mass ejection. No significant impacts have been reported to NWS at this time. Updates on impacts resulting from the impending geomagnetic storm will be provided by SWPC as information becomes available.


Does something like this impact weather? If so, how?
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Quoting DestinJeff:


Crestview gets a piece of every storm that passes thru the tri-county region (Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton.

Rain loves Possum Ridge BBQ.


They also have the biggest problem with lightning. Lot of the storms there are LOUD.
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498. j2008
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:


Wow...That makes our 8 inch deficit here in SE NC look like nothing!

And the 3-4 here looks silly, until you realize we should have 3-4 in right now. We currently have gotten .55 inches of rain this year in Tucson.
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Quoting CyclonicVoyage:


Our local MET in West Palm tonight that the heaviest rain most likely will stay offshore and the invest will only increase our daily rain chances to scattered (30%). Still hoping for a miracle though.
Like I said the only way you all can possibly make up this rain is by a tropical cyclone
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