Rare January tornado outbreak kills two, injures 100 in Alabama

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:46 PM GMT on January 23, 2012

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The calendar says it's the coldest month of winter, but today's weather is more typical of March, as a vigorous spring-like storm system has spawned a rare and deadly January tornado outbreak. Twenty tornadoes were reported in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee last night and this morning, killing at least two, injuring 100, and causing major damage. Two deaths were reported in Canter Point and one unconfirmed death in Oak Grove in Alabama, from a tornado that ripped through the area near 3:30 am EST. The deaths were the first of the 2012 tornado season. In Clanton, about 50 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama, a separate tornado hit near 8:12 am EST this morning, trapping people in overturned trailer homes, destroying the WKLF radio studio, and toppling a 302-foot high transmission tower.


Figure 1. Satellite image taken at 9:45 am EST Monday January 23, 2012, of the major spring-like storm that spawned tornadoes over the Southern U.S. Image credit: NASA/GSFC.


Figure 2. Radar reflectivity image of the tornado that hit Clanton, Alabama this morning, trapping people in overturned trailer homes, destroying the WKLF radio studio, and toppling a 302-foot high transmission tower.

Significant historical January tornado outbreaks
Historically, January has been the least active month for tornadoes in the U.S. According to the Tornado History Project, during the 61-year period 1950 - 2010, 1223 January tornadoes occurred--an average of twenty per year. There have been two Januarys with no reported tornadoes--2003 and 1986. Thus far in 2012, there have been 44 preliminary tornado reports, so we are already at double the historical January average, with a week still to go in the month. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has put Alabama and Georgia in their "Slight Risk" area for severe weather the remainder of today, so it is likely we will add a few more tornadoes to this month's tally before the outbreak is finished. January 2012 appears likely to become one of the top-five busiest months for January tornadoes in recorded history. Only four years since 1950 have had more than 50 January tornadoes:

January 1999 218
January 2008 88
January 1975 54
January 1997 50

The most recent significant January tornado outbreak occurred last year on January 1, 2011, when seven tornadoes, including two EF-3s, touched down in Mississippi, injuring two people.

The most prolific January tornado outbreak on record occurred January 21 - 22, 1999, when 126 tornadoes, including one violent F-4, hit Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Texas, and Alabama, killing nine people. A separate outbreak four days earlier, on January 17, spawned 22 tornadoes.

On January 7 - 11, 2008, a series of 75 tornadoes hit the U.S. This second busiest-ever U.S. January tornado outbreak hit southwestern Missouri, northwestern Arkansas and the surrounding areas the hardest. A strong supercell in northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin produced that region's first January tornadoes since 1967. Four people were killed, and the tornadoes did $88 million in damage. Fifteen strong EF-2 and EF-3 tornadoes were reported.

The deadliest January tornado since record keeping began in 1950 occurred on January 23, 1969, when an F-4 tornado hit a 5-county region south of Jackson Mississippi, killing 32 people.

Spring-like thunderstorms hit Chicago
Thunderstorms along the cold front from the storm that spawned today's deadly tornadoes rumbled through Chicago, Illinois last night, dropping over one-half inch of rain on ground covered by four inches of snow. Spring-like January thunderstorms in Chicago used to be a rare occurrence, but have become increasingly common in recent years. During the 50-year period 1947- 1996, Chicago's O'Hare Airport recorded ten days with thunder, on days when the high temperature reached at least 40°F. In the 16-year period 1997- 2012, there have been nine such days, so January spring-like thunderstorms have roughly tripled in frequency in Chicago in recent years. January 2008 set the record for most January thunderstorm days in Chicago, with three.

Big solar flare headed toward Earth
This morning at 03:39 UTC, big sunspot 1402 erupted, sending a coronal mass ejection (CME) headed towards Earth. This CME is expected to set off a solar storm on January 24 - 25. NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center is advising that high-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms; long-duration storms may cause transformer damage. Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; possible changes in satellite drag affect orbit predictions. HF radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes, and aurora may be seen as low as New York, Idaho, mid-Aleutians. According to NOAA, this is the strongest solar storm since May 2005.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting Articuno:

That's scary wierd.


Especially if you have a hard drive full of illegal downloads from that site and you just clicked on it!!!
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Quoting Articuno:

That's scary wierd.


not sure it is weird, but it is troubling.
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Quoting 1911maker:


I am going to have to assume you have never had to deal/live with a lot of snow.
Quoting 1911maker:


here is the shovel, and the 50 yard drive way...............:)
During the blizzard back in Feb 2010 I dug out two trucks,a van and a car along with shovel the sidewalk(my husband did the house).I'm actually pretty physically fit because I was in the army for a while and still working out.I have know problem shovling which is why after big snow storms my neighboors secretly envy me.BTW I lived in germany for about two years when I was younger.I've seen lot's of snow(15 feet at one time).
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and when you are done, the plow comes by and you have to do it again, but the snow is "harder".

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Quoting Chucktown:


Just a comment about what you said, while its tough as you said to "dumb" down the weather for the viewer, you also don't want to get too scientific, in fact the less scientific the better. I hate it too as a broadcast meteorologist, but 95% of my viewers don't care about why its going to rain, just want to know when, how much, and what will the temperature be when I walk out the door. Also in defense of Stephanie, most people aren't watching in the morning, but listening as they get ready, so a verbal relationship is very important. Severe weather is a bit of a different animal. This is about the only time we can get a little technical or scientific, also to display some credibility as a met.


That is true, I agree. I just get frustrated with that sometimes. The fact that people also demand the weather the way they do without taking some things into consideration it makes it hard as a meteorologist.

If you say forecast a 30 or 40% chance of storms and it doesn't rain you might get yelled at by people saying "hey you weather people suck you told it me it was gonna rain I bet I could do your job better"

Similar to how, you know football fans see their home team collapse and they also think they could literally do better. That type of junk from people drives me absolutely nuts, I have a hard time not getting angry at such attitudes and terrible thinking. Anyways... I better get my mind off that ridiculousness so I don't stay angry haha
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142. DDR
Good evening
Yet another 1.5 inches of rain today in Trinidad,which brings my 3 day rainfall total to 4.5 inches,i've got 8 inches this month and the monthly average is just about 3 inches.Major rivers are swollen almost to flood stage,i hope this stops soon.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
(Sticks out tounge).I've been in colder weather,and my husband thinks that I've gone mad.I don't mind 90 degree weather as well.I'm just strange when it comes to weather.


here is the shovel, and the 50 yard drive way...............:)
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Quoting Tazmanian:
have any one seen this yet?

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That's scary wierd.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
I also enjoy lot's of snow(like 15+ inches) while other people in the area complain.I think it's lovley.


I am going to have to assume you have never had to deal/live with a lot of snow.
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Quoting 1911maker:




ha, 20 F is not cold. light jacket weather.
(Sticks out tounge).I've been in colder weather,and my husband thinks that I've gone mad.I don't mind 90 degree weather as well.I'm just strange when it comes to weather.
Quoting flsky:


And this matters why?
That post had me laughing even though it was pretty mean.It sounded kind of arrogant.(The post you qouted).
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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


I can actually take the 20 degrees quite well, as long as there is NO wind blowing. The wind cuts through me like a hot knife through butter. I get cold riding a motorcycle at 60 mph on a 60 degree day. shiver



You are tougher than I. I have lived in some cold places. The coldest had to be Germany. Where I once managed to knock myself out cold on a frozen river. Lol. Ice is not my friend. I lived in DC that was pretty cold at times. Even El Paso had its snow. But I loved the weather there! I may be a desert person at heart. But after years in this swamp I've gotten spoiled. Now if it drops below 60 I don't want to get out of bed. Lol.
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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


I can actually take the 20 degrees quite well, as long as there is NO wind blowing. The wind cuts through me like a hot knife through butter. I get cold riding a motorcycle at 60 mph on a 60 degree day. shiver
I also enjoy lot's of snow(like 15+ inches) while other people in the area complain.I think it's lovley.
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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


I appreciate the offer, 1911maker. However there is your comment:

"I still remember -40F pretty well as it leaves a lasting impression." - I fear too many of those "lasting" impressions would on the form of missing fingers and toes. ;-) I may not have the best fingers and toes around but, they are my fingers and toes and I aim to keep them just as they are. ;-)


But then when you type silly stuff you can blame it on missing parts.........I can still count to 20 so my excuse most be some other parts that got frozen.......
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Quoting trunkmonkey:
Have you ever taken a close look at stephanie Abrams body.
For a young gal she ain't much to look at.
Has a belly, large legs and a tuckis that won't quit,

I know I have been looking at fine women for years!


And this matters why?
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Quoting 1911maker:
Rookie see snow depth last year:

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And no snow depth this year.

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This year would be an easy transition and break in period. IF the warmests are right, this will be the norm. Then you could stay. :) IF the deniers are correct, then you would have to adapt a bit more.

-40F is not so bad once you get used to it. However, I do not think I have seen it for about 20 years, makes me wonder if the warmests might be right...............I still remember -40F pretty well as it leaves a lasting impression.


I appreciate the offer, 1911maker. However there is your comment:

"I still remember -40F pretty well as it leaves a lasting impression." - I fear too many of those "lasting" impressions would on the form of missing fingers and toes. ;-) I may not have the best fingers and toes around but, they are my fingers and toes and I aim to keep them just as they are. ;-)
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Quoting washingtonian115:
I can stand the cold.I stood out in 20 degree weather with the wind blowing(and strangly) loved it :).


Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


I can actually take the 20 degrees quite well, as long as there is NO wind blowing. The wind cuts through me like a hot knife through butter. I get cold riding a motorcycle at 60 mph on a 60 degree day. shiver


ha, 20 F is not cold. light jacket weather.
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have any one seen this yet?

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Quoting washingtonian115:
I can stand the cold.I stood out in 20 degree weather with the wind blowing(and strangly) loved it :).


I can actually take the 20 degrees quite well, as long as there is NO wind blowing. The wind cuts through me like a hot knife through butter. I get cold riding a motorcycle at 60 mph on a 60 degree day. shiver
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Rookie see snow depth last year:

Link

And no snow depth this year.

Link

This year would be an easy transition and break in period. IF the warmests are right, this will be the norm. Then you could stay. :) IF the deniers are correct, then you would have to adapt a bit more.

-40F is not so bad once you get used to it. However, I do not think I have seen it for about 20 years, makes me wonder if the warmests might be right...............I still remember -40F pretty well as it leaves a lasting impression.
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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


Hey! I am like the other critters around here. If it is cold, you will not see me. When it is warm, I will be out in view. LOL I am impressed by those that can endure the cold winters. This should not imply that I would wish to join them. ;-)
I can stand the cold.I stood out in 20 degree weather with the wind blowing(and strangly) loved it :).
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Quoting 1911maker:


coward, it is warm up here............ Give it a try. :) It will build your survival skills............ OR I guess now it is "Preper skills"..


I have lived, for short periods of time, in Canada, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin. No matter how hard I have searched, I cannot think of anything I have left in any of those places. I must be honest and admit that I left each place before full blown winter set in. ... In Ohio, I had to walk uphill to school and uphill back home again! .... Stupid valleys! LOL
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Quoting Jedkins01:


Actually she did, shes annoying in my opinion. She tries so hard to make meteorology as less scientific as possible, which aggravates me very much. I realize that the science must be simplified for TV. But she simplifies it to the point of falsehood and downright inaccuracy.

Nothing drives me more nuts then a meteorological explanation that is down right wrong just to simplify things for people.

Like I remember her discussing the super outbreak in Alabama last year and saying it was because of clashing air masses of hot and cold. Ughhhh......


I realize they can't get into the complex dynamical process too far but there are ways of simplifying weather for TV without being inaccurate and sounding silly to weather geeks like me.


Just a comment about what you said, while its tough as you said to "dumb" down the weather for the viewer, you also don't want to get too scientific, in fact the less scientific the better. I hate it too as a broadcast meteorologist, but 95% of my viewers don't care about why its going to rain, just want to know when, how much, and what will the temperature be when I walk out the door. Also in defense of Stephanie, most people aren't watching in the morning, but listening as they get ready, so a verbal relationship is very important. Severe weather is a bit of a different animal. This is about the only time we can get a little technical or scientific, also to display some credibility as a met.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I wish I was up to watch that.

I woke up around 6 am and watched ABC 33/40. I think they showed that picture around 6:30. It's very surreal and scary to see such a large tornado at night, destroying such a heavily populated area. I'd love to see video of that tornado.
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Storm system to bring beneficial rain and severe thunderstorm threat to south central Texas...

An approaching upper level storm system and associated cold front
will affect south central Texas beginning Tuesday and continuing
through Wednesday. Thunderstorms will begin across the western
Hill Country and Edwards Plateau late Tuesday... then expand and
spread east with time affecting the Interstate 35 corridor early
Wednesday morning. Storms are forecast to exit into East Texas.

Some of these storms may become severe Tuesday night. The main
threat across western portions of south central Texas will be
large hail. Across eastern portions of the area... the main threat
will be from damaging winds. In addition... locally heavy rainfall
is possible along and east of Highway 281.
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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


Hey! I am like the other critters around here. If it is cold, you will not see me. When it is warm, I will be out in view. LOL I am impressed by those that can endure the cold winters. This should not imply that I would wish to join them. ;-)


coward, it is warm up here............ Give it a try. :) It will build your survival skills............ OR I guess now it is "Preper skills"..
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
The Birmingham, AL has been rated an EF3 per Justin Kenney, NOAA director of communications and external affairs.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
350 PM CST MON JAN 23 2012

...UPDATE FOR JEFFERSON COUNTY TORNADO...

METEOROLOGISTS THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL SURVEYING NUMEROUS
COUNTIES OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO CONFIRM TORNADO DAMAGE. SURVEY
TEAMS ARE SCHEDULED FOR TUSCALOOSA...JEFFERSON...CALHOUN AND ST.
CLAIR COUNTIES TODAY. OTHER DAMAGE AREAS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN AREAS
OF CENTRAL ALABAMA WILL BE SURVEYED ON TUESDAY.

TEAM ONE: JEFFERSON COUNTY

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM WILL BE SURVEYING THE
NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE JEFFERSON COUNTY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO
DETERMINE THE PATH LENGTH AND WIDTH OF A LONG TRACK TORNADO THAT
CROSSED THROUGH NORTHERN JEFFERSON COUNTY. METEOROLOGISTS WENT TO
THE HARDEST HIT AREAS TODAY AND DID CONFIRM AN EF-3 TORNADO STRUCK
THE TOWN OF CLAY. WIND SPEEDS FROM THIS TORNADO WERE ESTIMATED AT
150 MPH.


TEAM TWO: TUSCALOOSA COUNTY

METEOROLOGISTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE CONDUCTING
SURVEYS IN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY. A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM FORMED
OVER THE COUNTY DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS AND PRODUCED DAMAGE
OVER THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY.

TEAM THREE: ST. CLAIR AND CALHOUN COUNTIES

METEOROLOGISTS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE CONDUCTING
SURVEYS IN ST. CLAIR AND CALHOUN COUNTIES TODAY. A SUPERCELL
THUNDERSTORM FORMED OVER THE COUNTY DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
AND PRODUCED DAMAGE OVER THE NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE COUNTY.

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Quoting RitaEvac:


They don't sit idle like humans, they take advantage to get out when nature calls for it


Hey! I am like the other critters around here. If it is cold, you will not see me. When it is warm, I will be out in view. LOL I am impressed by those that can endure the cold winters. This should not imply that I would wish to join them. ;-)
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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


I guess so. I just do not remember seeing these things so early in the year before now. And, yes, it is the warmth that brought them out. I will have to see how our January temps compared to previous years. I know that last winter was more winter than I like To see! One extreme to another. I will take this year over last year. ... So far.


I'd take this warm January and a wet spring and summer than a cold January last year and no rain in spring and summer
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Quoting Jedkins01:


Actually she did, shes annoying in my opinion. She tries so hard to make meteorology as less scientific as possible, which aggravates me very much. I realize that the science must be simplified for TV. But she simplifies it to the point of falsehood and downright inaccuracy.

Nothing drives me more nuts then a meteorological explanation that is down right wrong just to simplify things for people.

Like I remember her discussing the super outbreak in Alabama last year and saying it was because of clashing air masses of hot and cold. Ughhhh......


I realize they can't get into the complex dynamical process too far but there are ways of simplifying weather for TV without being inaccurate and sounding silly to weather geeks like me.


I've got her on facebook, just to see what she says, talks about sports, it's all fun and games and the people (the public) are just downright stupid. Just added her to see pics of her....
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Quoting RitaEvac:


It's very common, especially during warm spells, lizards always come out when they can get a chance when it's warm to feed. Honey bees too, when it's warm that's work to be done and gather food even if it's dead of winter


I guess so. I just do not remember seeing these things so early in the year before now. And, yes, it is the warmth that brought them out. I will have to see how our January temps compared to previous years. I know that last winter was more winter than I like To see! One extreme to another. I will take this year over last year. ... So far.
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Quoting Jedkins01:


Actually she did, shes annoying in my opinion. She tries so hard to make meteorology as less scientific as possible, which aggravates me very much. I realize that the science must be simplified for TV. But she simplifies it to the point of falsehood and downright inaccuracy.

Nothing drives me more nuts then a meteorological explanation that is down right wrong just to simplify things for people.

Like I remember her discussing the super outbreak in Alabama last year and saying it was because of clashing air masses of hot and cold. Ughhhh......


I realize they can't get into the complex dynamical process too far but there are ways of simplifying weather for TV without being inaccurate and sounding silly to weather geeks like me.


+100
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Quoting ILwthrfan:


Maybe, but Stephanie Abrams sure didn't ruin anything...:D


Actually she did, shes annoying in my opinion. She tries so hard to make meteorology as less scientific as possible, which aggravates me very much. I realize that the science must be simplified for TV. But she simplifies it to the point of falsehood and downright inaccuracy.

Nothing drives me more nuts then a meteorological explanation that is down right wrong just to simplify things for people.

Like I remember her discussing the super outbreak in Alabama last year and saying it was because of clashing air masses of hot and cold. Ughhhh......


I realize they can't get into the complex dynamical process too far but there are ways of simplifying weather for TV without being inaccurate and sounding silly to weather geeks like me.
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Quoting Ameister12:
Here's a picture of the same tornado that demolished parts of Oak Grove and the Northern Birmingham metro.

I wish I was up to watch that.
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Quoting RitaEvac:


It's very common, especially during warm spells, lizards always come out when they can get a chance when it's warm to feed. Honey bees too, when it's warm that's work to be done and gather food even if it's dead of winter


They don't sit idle like humans, they take advantage to get out when nature calls for it
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Wish the TPW imagery worked over land.

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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


RitaEvac, when was the last time you saw a honey bee flying around Houston in January? I saw one this morning when I stopped for gas. The little fella landed right next to the gas door on my car. I also have two lizards lurking around my back door. They were active and in the shade. ... I just do not remember seeing these things before, in January. ... I got some pics of the lizards yesterday. They are young and I would say about half grown. .... Yes, I know. Winter is not over yet but, in January???


It's very common, especially during warm spells, lizards always come out when they can get a chance when it's warm to feed. Honey bees too, when it's warm that's work to be done and gather food even if it's dead of winter
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Quoting Ameister12:
Here's a picture of the same tornado that demolished parts of Oak Grove and the Northern Birmingham metro.
Now that's scary.
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eating this delicious cheesecake hoping that would make the storm come my way
Quoting hydrus:
LOL..I dig your post..:) Religion itself is based on the very fact that we as "humans" believe in something greater than ourselves or our species. That in almost every conceivable way, we are separate from the supreme, omnipotent, ubiquitous and all knowing entity we call God, The Source, Master of Creation etc..We even follow in the footprints of our ancient ancestors, who wrote the history of religion and morality and how it affected there lives and the governments that ruled over them. In return, we live the after effects of other peoples old decisions whether they are right at present or not. It is up to us as a race to shape our environment whenever possible and adjust to it whenever necessary, but do it a way that is beneficial to the Earth and the creatures we share it with. It does make sense to me, simply because of the energy levels that exist,and what we know to be true about the Universe now, that there is somebody out there that is doing better than we are...pfft

lmao ... I suppose I understand all of that except the part: "Religion itself is based on the very fact that we as "humans" believe in something greater than ourselves or our species. That in almost every conceivable way, we are separate from the supreme, omnipotent, ubiquitous and all knowing entity we call God, The Source, Master of Creation etc., etc., etc. ... pfft" Not all religion rolls like that.
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Quoting RitaEvac:
I'm sure Nea is sweating bullets over the ice map, of so much ice out there. Latest ice maps for viewers out there



RitaEvac, when was the last time you saw a honey bee flying around Houston in January? I saw one this morning when I stopped for gas. The little fella landed right next to the gas door on my car. I also have two lizards lurking around my back door. They were active and in the shade. ... I just do not remember seeing these things before, in January. ... I got some pics of the lizards yesterday. They are young and I would say about half grown. .... Yes, I know. Winter is not over yet but, in January???
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Quoting Neapolitan:

A) Why would I "sweat bullets" if Arctic Sea ice were to magically refreeze? I'd be among the happiest people on earth if the planet somehow decided to stop warming.

B) Ice extent is very low at the moment--lower, in fact, than it was on this date during either of the two least icy years on record, 2007 and 2011:

Uh-oh


Just messing with you Nea
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Quoting RitaEvac:
I'm sure Nea is sweating bullets over the ice map, of so much ice out there. Latest ice maps for viewers out there


A) Why would I "sweat bullets" if Arctic Sea ice were to magically refreeze? I'd be among the happiest people on earth if the planet somehow decided to stop warming.

B) Ice extent is very low at the moment--lower, in fact, than it was on this date during either of the two least icy years on record, 2007 and 2011:

Uh-oh
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Quoting yqt1001:


Err...what? Funso doesn't look like a category 2 hurricane to me. In fact, JTWC says its 115kts.


If you read correctly that is the DVORAK INTENSITY NOT MY JUDGMENT
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Quoting ILwthrfan:


Back in the early 90's I lived off that channel. John Hope was the man!! Jim when he was a young'n....those were the days. I stayed up all the way through the Andrew debacle when they were covering it. I was only 10. lol Who needs cartoons at that age when you had the weather channel....;)
Cantore wasnt too young. I believe he was 28 when Andrew hit. We were up that night in Port Charlotte wondering how much wind we would get. A few 50 mph gusts and that was all.
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Cyclone Funso now a category 4 in the Saffire-Simspon Scale
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Quoting presslord:
Finally! Settled!!! Hope George Noory has this on his show tonight:Link


You missed it, presslord. Venus was last month and 6 months prior to that. George has now returned to Mars. ..... Again. ... 3 months ago George thought they had found a lot of hot air on Neptune. Turned out to be just another politician. sigh
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Don't think Funso could get much smaller.
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Quoting Articuno:

..?


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Quoting RitaEvac:




It is way above average towards Alaska, and below towards Scandinavia. Hopefully it didn't hurt the crab fishing in Alaska.
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The Birmingham, AL has been rated an EF3 per Justin Kenney, NOAA director of communications and external affairs.
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