New product allows you to explore record-setting extreme weather

By: Angela Fritz , 6:14 PM GMT on February 23, 2012

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We've launched a new extreme weather product this week: Record Extremes. Recent, globally record-setting years have demanded a product that combines U.S. and international record extremes into one, easy to use interface. The Record Extremes page will give you the option to see U.S. and international records on a map and table. You can select any combination of record types at once, which, combined with the map, provides a interesting visual way to investigate record-setting events. The product uses data from three sources: (1) NOAA's National Climate Data Center, (2) Wunderground's U.S. records, and (3) Wunderground's International records.

The NCDC records begin in 1850 and include official NOAA record extreme events for ASOS and COOP weather stations in all 50 U.S. states as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Islands. In this database you can find records for maximum high temps, minimum high temps, maximum low temps, minimum high temps, snow, and precipitation on daily, monthly, and all-time scales.

The Wunderground extremes were compiled by our weather historian Christopher C. Burt. Chris monitors 300 stations across the U.S. for Record Extremes in maximum and minimum temperature, precipitation, and snow events. Most of these U.S. records go back to the end of the 19th century, though the oldest site in this database is Charleston, SC, where precipitation records started in 1737! Internationally, Chris monitors 150 countries worldwide for all-time record high temperatures and all-time record low temperatures. If you're interested in diving deeper into extreme weather in the U.S. and abroad, Chris's book Extreme Weather is an excellent resource.



Figure 1. All-time snow records broken during the Groundhog Day Blizzard of 2011. These records were found by selecting NCDC as the source, a start date of 2011-01-31, an end date of 2011-02-02, "maximum snowfall," and "all-time."


We built the Record Extremes product to make it easy to find specific records you're looking for, or just browse the records in general.

Check records that were set on a specific date
You can check on records that were set yesterday, for example, by setting the calendar to yesterday's date, and selecting all the record variables and types that you're interested in.

Explore all records set in a certain time range
2011 was a record-setting year for the U.S., and most of the records were high maximum temp and high minimum temps. To see all of these warm records that were set last year, select "NCDC" as the source, 2011-01-01 as the start date and 2011-12-31 as the end date. Select Maximum High Temp and Maximum Low Temp in weather variables, and select all-time in the record type.

View current standing international records in the Wunderground database
Select either the Wunderground International records, and instead of choosing a date range, select "Show current standing records." This will bring up all standing records in the database for whatever record variable and type you select. Whereas we've collected every record ever set or broken from NCDC, the Wunderground records are always the current, standing record, whenever it was set. As you move your map around the globe, you'll see each country's all-time maximum high temp and all-time maximum low temp.

Filter your table results
Looking for a specific location or record within your search results? Use the "Filter Results" option in the table to narrow down your search.

Let us know what you think!

Angela

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I was just looking back to last hurricane season to see what all the post season results were. Does anyone know if there has been an official price tag for hurricane irene? the wunderground archive has a lot of blanks, and wikipedia has an uncertain 10.1 billion which has been the figure for several months.

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Quoting TampaFLUSA:
According to NASA officials, outer space smells similar to fried steak and hot metal.


Not that anyone has gone out and taken a good whiff though to find out.
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Quoting TampaFLUSA:
According to NASA officials, outer space smells similar to fried steak and hot metal.

...the smell of alien space craft melting as they try to jump time warp...start looking when the odor goes away
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According to NASA officials, outer space smells similar to fried steak and hot metal.
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Quoting ScottLincoln:


I think your "building up heat" from friction was completely overwhelmed by your discovery of the wind chill.


lol. i reckon so :D
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Good day all,

Quoting PensacolaDoug:

Check out this forecast for down on da bayou in Pensacola!


Tonight: A slight chance of rain showers before 11pm, then a chance of rain showers and sleet between 11pm and 2am, then a chance of rain showers after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 45. Northeast wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.


And this, lifted from this mornings discussion out of the Mobile NWS

TONIGHT...ANOTHER SHORTWAVE SYSTEM CURRENTLY OVER TX STARTS TO MOVE
OVER THE AREA...BRINGING A THICKENING OF THE CLOUD DECK...AND
BEGINNING AROUND MIDNIGHT...LIGHT SHRA START TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA
FROM THE SOUTHWEST. WITH A VERY DRY AIRMASS IN PLACE OVER THE
FA...THIS LIGHT SHRA WILL BE FALLING FROM A CLOUD DECK AT ABOUT
10K`...PLUS OR MINUS. WITH WEB BULB TEMPS ON THE MODEL SOUNDINGS
AGAIN DROPPING BELOW 0C IN SOME OF THE BELOW CLOUD LAYERS...IP
MIXING IN WITH THE SHRA IS QUITE POSSIBLE AGAIN TONIGHT. HAVE PUT
INTO THE GRIDS FOR THE FORECAST. AM NOT EXPECTING ANY SIGNIFICANT
AMOUNT...JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN THE PUBLIC SEES SLEET
FALLING ON THEIR HEADS...THEY HOPEFULLY AREN`T SURPRISED TOO MUCH.



Doug (and nwFLstorm), had same over SE LA last night with the overrunning bands of mid level moisture - mostly light rain drops, but with the ocassional "tink, tink" of sleet mixed in, as evidenced with bright banding on radar in the N-most fringe of precip near coastal locations... and lol, with sfc temps in 50's... Both local tv met Bob Breck and KLIX NWS mentioned reports, however KLIX referred to the novelty frz precip as being graupel more than sleet - although from what I saw, they seemed more of the latter, truly more ice pellets than resembling snow pellets or soft hail... But who knows, LOL, they sure didn't survive long enough to analyze... Jeff Haby's site offers good explanations of various precipitation types / formation processes...

(EDIT / ADD - I see Scott has offered additional details, thanks!)

Yesterday's cold front came thru dry here, with rain aloft evaporating before hit the ground, didn't measure any precip until last night's sprinkling - whopping .02" amt...

AND - lol, okay I'm officially sick of this repetitive SWLY flow aloft, induced by Mid-ULL's dropping over Baja / MX and wrapping around the W and N perimeter of our warm Caribbean ridge along with multiple hard-to-forecast short wave disturbances rolling one after another... Even though, my complaining aside, this Winter pattern has been a blessing relieving some of the long-term drought woes over TX-LA... I just miss the "clean" cold frontal passages we had in Nov-Dec!
;)

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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
Good morning. The entire state of Alabama is under a red flag warning today...
good morning, half of florida is also under the red flag warning
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Quoting SPLbeater:
I go for a bike ride in a t-shirt n shorts. Its 47. I figured i could build up some heat by riding fast, but the wind was blowing at about 15mph gusting to 20. :( im cold. lol


I think your "building up heat" from friction was completely overwhelmed by your discovery of the wind chill.
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Quoting nwFLstormstalker:
CRAZY WEATHER TODAY here in the pensacola florida area. Earlier today- near 80 degrees.
At night- 30 degree drop and SLEET lasting for 20 minutes!!


There were numerous reports of sleet in the New Orleans area as well, but it was most likely graupel. Sounding profiles were not exactly suitable for sleet, which requires rainfall to freeze on the way to the ground. The soundings instead indicated an atmosphere more suitable for ice to form at fairly low altitudes and melt on the way to the surface.
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Two more Severe Weather events over the next week:

1.) Tuesday-Thursday



2.) Friday-Saturday

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Quoting uncwhurricane85:


whats all this noise talk about?


Just some global attention w**res making recordings of sounds they claim to be of "mysterious" origins. This being 2012 and all, there are a lot of people attempting to capitalize on the "apocalypse". Which should make you wonder just how seriously they're taking the whole end-of-the-world thing.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
Good morning. The entire state of Alabama is under a red flag warning today...


mornin MA.

When do you plan on posting another blog? :D
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I go for a bike ride in a t-shirt n shorts. Its 47. I figured i could build up some heat by riding fast, but the wind was blowing at about 15mph gusting to 20. :( im cold. lol
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Good morning. The entire state of Alabama is under a red flag warning today...
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Quoting SPLbeater:
Good morning all...
good morning !! sunny,clear and breezy here along the gulf coast, no stormy weather like they predicted last night, just alot of wind, no rain at all..63 here now going up to 70, all in all a nice day here..have a great day everyone
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DAY 4-8 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0359 AM CST SAT FEB 25 2012

VALID 281200Z - 041200Z

...DISCUSSION...
WRN CONUS TROUGHING DESCRIBED IN DAY-3 OUTLOOK WILL LEAD TO
STG/DEEP-LAYER CYCLONE TRACKING FROM CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS TO UPPER MS
VALLEY DAY-4/28TH-29TH. MOST CONFIDENT SVR POTENTIAL...INCLUDING
THREAT FOR TORNADOES...IS OVERNIGHT OVER PORTIONS
OZARKS/MID-SOUTH/ARKLATEX REGIONS. STG MID-UPPER WINDS -- I.E.
50-70 KT AT 500 MB -- AND HODOGRAPH-ENLARGING LLJ SHOULD OVERSPREAD
SFC DEW POINTS INCREASING TO 60S F. FARTHER N...PRIND MOISTURE
RETURN WILL BE MEAGER INTO AREA NEAR SFC LOW...ALTHOUGH STRENGTH OF
DEEP-LAYER LIFT AND WIND FIELDS SHOULD BE SUFFICIENT TO SUPPORT AT
LEAST MRGL SVR THREAT WITH ANY SUSTAINED/SFC-BASED CONVECTION THAT
CAN FORM. POTENTIAL OVER CORN BELT APPEARS TOO CONDITIONAL ATTM TO
EXTEND CATEGORICAL AREA THERE.

MIDWEST SYSTEM SHOULD DEAMPLIFY SOMEWHAT AND OUTPACE GULF MOISTURE
RETURN DAY-5/29TH-1ST...THOUGH SVR POTENTIAL IN SRN
APPALACHIANS/PIEDMONT REGION AND CAROLINAS CANNOT BE RULED OUT.
NEXT SUBSTANTIAL MID-UPPER TROUGH SHOULD CROSS CENTRAL/NRN ROCKIES
DAY-6/1ST-2ND...WITH SFC CYCLOGENESIS OVER CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS.
SOME SVR IS POSSIBLE DAYS 6-7/1ST-3RD FROM SRN/CENTRAL PLAINS TOWARD
LOWER OH VALLEY AS SFC CYCLONE EJECTS FROM HIGH PLAINS...HOWEVER
SPREAD IN VARIOUS MREF/OPERATIONAL PROGS IS TOO LARGE TO ASSIGN
CATEGORICAL OUTLOOK ATTM.

..EDWARDS.. 02/25/2012
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Quoting Patrap:




Now that's funny right there. The sad thing is that there are people out there who will actually believe that. :P
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92S looks good this mornin....not good for Madagascar.

Winds wont be such a threat with 92S as much as rainfall is..again.
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Good morning all...
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Quoting PensacolaDoug:

Check out this forecast for down on da bayou in Pensacola!

- - - - - - - - - -

WITH WEB BULB TEMPS ON THE MODEL SOUNDINGS
AGAIN DROPPING BELOW 0C IN SOME OF THE BELOW CLOUD LAYERS...IP
MIXING IN WITH THE SHRA IS QUITE POSSIBLE AGAIN TONIGHT. HAVE PUT
INTO THE GRIDS FOR THE FORECAST. AM NOT EXPECTING ANY SIGNIFICANT
AMOUNT...JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN THE PUBLIC SEES SLEET
FALLING ON THEIR HEADS...THEY HOPEFULLY AREN`T SURPRISED TOO MUCH.

It's nice to see a sense of humor, ain't it? ;-)

The cold won't be in place too long, however; look at these maps from HAMweather that show low temperature anomalies forecast for the next four days across the continental U.S.. IOW, enjoy the brief chill:

Warm

Warm

Warm

Warm
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Check out this forecast for down on da bayou in Pensacola!


Tonight: A slight chance of rain showers before 11pm, then a chance of rain showers and sleet between 11pm and 2am, then a chance of rain showers after 2am. Cloudy, with a low around 45. Northeast wind between 5 and 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.


And this, lifted from this mornings discussion out of the Mobile NWS

TONIGHT...ANOTHER SHORTWAVE SYSTEM CURRENTLY OVER TX STARTS TO MOVE
OVER THE AREA...BRINGING A THICKENING OF THE CLOUD DECK...AND
BEGINNING AROUND MIDNIGHT...LIGHT SHRA START TO OVERSPREAD THE AREA
FROM THE SOUTHWEST. WITH A VERY DRY AIRMASS IN PLACE OVER THE
FA...THIS LIGHT SHRA WILL BE FALLING FROM A CLOUD DECK AT ABOUT
10K`...PLUS OR MINUS. WITH WEB BULB TEMPS ON THE MODEL SOUNDINGS
AGAIN DROPPING BELOW 0C IN SOME OF THE BELOW CLOUD LAYERS...IP
MIXING IN WITH THE SHRA IS QUITE POSSIBLE AGAIN TONIGHT. HAVE PUT
INTO THE GRIDS FOR THE FORECAST. AM NOT EXPECTING ANY SIGNIFICANT
AMOUNT...JUST ENOUGH TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN THE PUBLIC SEES SLEET
FALLING ON THEIR HEADS...THEY HOPEFULLY AREN`T SURPRISED TOO MUCH.

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If I were a greedy industrialist, I would have a vested interest in seeing the continued warming of the polar regions, perhaps the AGW is intentional and the area is being artificially warmed through geo-engineering, there no doubt would be a motive to keep the warming trend in the Arctic going in order to exploit the natural resources in the region, trillions of dollars to be made in drilling as well as shipping interests that wouldn't be possible if the Arctic were to refreeze, not to mention the money to be made from the carbon credit ponzi scheme, a plan that was hatched between Enron and Occidental Oil heir Al Gore in the 90s Cui bono?

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http://www.agriculturedefensecoalition.org/conten t/alaska-arctic-issues

The Arctic and Alaska have been warming over the last several years. The melting of the glaciers is taking place at an alarming rate. (It appears that this warming trend is hitting not only Alaska and the Arctic but other areas where frozen oceans and land areas have prevented the exploitation of natural gas, oil, and other natural resources by various countries and private oil corporations, like Shell Oil.)

Recent Research by the ADC has led to some interesting findings with regard to both Alaska and the Arctic areas. It appears that many government agencies and leaders in the United States have discussed how the natural resources of these areas could be exploited if these areas were artificially warmed.

Missing in all recent discussions of climate change and global warming are the impacts of aviation induced water vapor (a highly potent greenhouse gas), into the atmosphere through jet engine combustion. New NASA and university studies, some of which are presented below, show that aviation has a huge warming impact on all parts of the Earth most prominently having a negative impact in the Alaska and Arctic areas by artificially warming these areas.

This has led to many countries staking out claims to these warming areas in Alaska and the Arctic. Oil and gas companies are applying for permits to drill in these areas (the U.S. has already given Shell Oil permits to drill and in 2012, have approved questionable oil spill mitigation measures). Many countries are competing with each other for the monetary prize, military advantage, and other benefits from the warming of these areas.

The ADC has worked to document these various interests, the financial rewards of exploiting these areas, the ecological hazards, military advantages, advantages to shipping commerce, and other interests.

We hear the climate change/global warming manta all the time with crisis warnings day-in and day-out without closely examining the water vapor/aviation impact issues. These dire warnings are designed to drive the impetus for a new carbon tax and for a multitude of climate remediation or geoengineering schemes to be implemented which could make the situation much worse.


From Stanford/American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics report Large Eddy Simulations of Persistent Aircraft Contrails:

Aircraft consume much of their fuel at a cruise altitude near the tropopause,
1
where exhaust has a long
residence time and conditions are conducive to the formation of condensation trails (contrails). The impact of
contrails and related aviation-induced cloudiness on climate is highly uncertain. The most recent assessment
of the e%uFB00ect of aviation on global radiative forcing lists the level of scienti%uFB01c understanding as %u201Clow%u201D for linear
contrails and as %u201Cvery low%u201D for induced cloudiness.
2
The range of estimates for these e%uFB00ects is large, and if
the upper end of the range was realized, it would be nearly double the other warming e%uFB00ects of aviation

http://www.stanford.edu/~anaiman/Publications/Nai man_ASM_2011.pdf

Estimates of some warming contributions
to radiative forcing by aviation during 2005 (Lee, et
al. 2009). Bars indicate median estimates, whiskers
indicate 90% likelihood ranges.
http://www.stanford.edu/~anaiman/Publications/TAC 2_Poster.pdf

P.S.: Planet Eris was formerly known as Xena
Eris' daughter Dysnomia denotes 'Lawlessness' ;)

23 skidoo!
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Lucy Lawless...sneaked onto the Shell-contracted Noble Discoverer with six other Greenpeace protesters...attempting to prevent the Liberian-flagged ship from drilling three exploratory oil wells in the remote and ecologically fragile Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska.
Xena: Eco-Warrior
"I'm a mother, I don't do this stuff. But I feel I have to stand up and be counted and act on behalf of my children and grandchildren.
The fact is that if drilling is allowed to go ahead it's not a question of if there will be an oil spill in the Arctic, it's a question of when. To see the melting of the sea ice not as a warning to humanity but as an invitation to drill for more of the stuff that caused the problem in the first place is the definition of madness. What Shell is doing is climate-change profiteering."
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This was in Pace and Milton along highway 90 just outside of pensacola
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Sleet in P'cola this evening? I've been out since 9:30 PM, just got home, and I didn't experience it during the drive. It was lightly raining and ytemp was around 51F or so.
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CRAZY WEATHER TODAY here in the pensacola florida area. Earlier today- near 80 degrees.
At night- 30 degree drop and SLEET lasting for 20 minutes!!
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Quoting washingtonian115:
If this strange noises continue we're going to see the earth slpit open like it did in the movie 2012!!.Ahhhh.Hija ya kids and hidja ya wife!!.


whats all this noise talk about?
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842. flsky
"Clouds Dropping Closer to Earth"
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-02-25/clouds-drop ping-closer-to-earth/3852530/?site=newcastle
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841. flsky
Saw it from Ponce Inlet this evening. Nice to see something going up again. You look like you're seeing it from the opposite side of the base. Where are you located - if you don't mind me asking?
Quoting Skyepony:
Launch of the Atlas V from my backyard about an hour ago. Usually don't have so many chemtrails for a launch. New Navy communications satellite going up.

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If this strange noises continue we're going to see the earth slpit open like it did in the movie 2012!!.Ahhhh.Hija ya kids and hidja ya wife!!.
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839. flsky
(hope that means arms and legs...)

Quoting Patrap:
I think maybe ya better get out the ol Spaceship and get some fresh air keep.

Maybe stretch the ol Tentacles too.

: )
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838. flsky
I think it was Google News the other day that had a story about a young lady (I don't remember where)who imitated the sound videos being shown on youtube. She just backed up her camera phone to the "whirr" of her computer while taking the video on the camera. Quite effective, and sounded much like other youtube posts from around the globe.

Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


that is not the case
its something else
something internal
something within the earth
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837. flsky
Kind of a familiar sound though, isn't it? (Re comment 826)................
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
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Quoting Patrap:
I think maybe ya better get out the ol Spaceship and get some fresh air keep.

Maybe stretch the ol Tentacles too.

: )


all ready did that today
scraping up 2.5 inches of slop
from our spring winter storm
that gave us more liquid
than ice which is fine by me

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Quoting BahaHurican:
Interesting u posted that sky viewing related stuff just now, Bbrian.... outside we've got one of the best viewing nights I've observed in quite a while: few / no clouds or haze, and relatively low city/light interference. I stayed out for a while just looking at the stars...

Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to find Venus and Jupiter.



It should be easy. Jupiter is not quite as bright and higher up than Venus in the evening sky. Both are getting closer to each other in the sky every day. On March 15 Jupiter and Venus will be at conjunction.
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Quoting SPLbeater:
We have Invest 91S and 92S in S Indian Basin.

0.o
It's starting to look like a hyperactive year for SIndian...
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Quoting presslord:
ah...it seems the rash of odd sounds is a global government conspiracy to intimidate the masses by mimicking the heralding of the return of Christ........ya can always count on George Noory to make sense of it all...
Heard someone say today they thought some fundamentalist Christians were against assisting Syria and for bombing Iran because it would make Jesus come back faster....

I assumed they were joking, but if George Noory is adding wx phenomena to the mix, .... well, maybe I should rethink.
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Interesting u posted that sky viewing related stuff just now, Bbrian.... outside we've got one of the best viewing nights I've observed in quite a while: few / no clouds or haze, and relatively low city/light interference. I stayed out for a while just looking at the stars...

Maybe tomorrow I'll be able to find Venus and Jupiter.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012
Japanese Magazine "Sensationalizes": "Thyroid Cancer Suspected on Two Children Aged 4 and 7"


One of the major Japanese weekly magazine, Shukan Bunshun has a sensational article on its latest issue about thyroid "cancer" in children who evacuated from Fukushima. Let's see if the Japanese MSM and the government attack the publisher for "fear-mongering", just like they reflexively do for the "international" media.

The article on the magazine's 3/1/2012 issue is available only in print. The following is what little I gathered from tweets including the photo of the printed article in Japan:

Serious abnormalities found in 11 evacuees from Fukushima Prefecture
4-year-old and 7-year-old may have "thyroid cancer"
Medically impossible nodules and cysts...
Shunichi Yamashita, Vice President of Fukushima Medical University emailed "Do not test them." (Title of the Bunshun article)

Reporting by "Oshidori Maco", comedian who's been reporting on the Fukushima accident since last year, and particularly supporting people of Iitate-mura.

7-year old girl had 8 millimeter nodule on her thyroid. The nodule was found with microcalcifications [which may be a sign of cancer]. Her 2-year-old sister also had 2 millimeter nodule with microcalcifications. The doctor who examined them said "I've never seen anything like this."

7-year-old girl and 4-year-old boy both evacuated from Koriyama City in Fukushima.

7-year-old girl subsequently underwent the blood test, and the nodule was determined to be "benign".

2 children and 9 adults were tested in Sapporo, and thyroid cancer was suspected. One of them, an adult woman, has been confirmed to have thyroid cancer, and the surgery is already scheduled.

Orthodoxy by the Japanese researchers is that "it is impossible for children under the age of 6 to have nodules 5 millimeters or larger", but the doctor who examined them in Sapporo, Hokkaido says, "Whatever they say, this is the result."

In the case of Chernobyl, it took 4 years till the cases of thyroid cancer started to appear. The doctor in Sapporo is shocked by the quick onset.

The doctor was in close contact with Dr. Shunichi Yamashita of Fukushima Medical University to confirm how the thyroid echography was done. Dr. Yamashita emailed the doctor "I request that you refrain from testing [them] on your own."

The doctor used the same method of testing as Fukushima Medical University.

The magazine apparently didn't tell the doctor that the magazine was writing an article, and he held a press conference protesting against the magazine.

The doctor's press conference handout is here (PDF). (Its in Japanese)

I watched his press conference, but 10 minutes into his rambling and spaced-out press conference all he said was there should be a system to continuously monitor the thyroids for Fukushima residents. So? What's his beef with the Bunshun article?

The reporter ("Oshidori Maco") didn't identify herself as the reporter for Shukan Bunshun. She didn't tell him that the article was about to be published. She apparently told one of the evacuees, who told the doctor.

The number of people tested was different.

Dr. Shunichi Yamashita didn't say such a thing.
He wanted to publish a paper, but now the story is out, and he's very unhappy about it.

So the reporter blew the doctor's chance for having his article published in a peer-review magazine. Apparently she snuck into one of the informational meetings that the doctor had with the Fukushima evacuees without telling him she was reporting for the magazine.

Kouta Kinoshita says in his blog that he and several others had known about it, and were trying to find a better way to disclose the information with the agreement of all the parties involved (parents, for one). He seems rather upset with the reporter. He also quotes an expert of the Chernobyl accident he consults with:

「悪性のガンかどうかは、この段階 は、わからないはずです。僕は記事 オーバーラインと思います。今のと ころは、なんだかわからない腫瘍が きているということ。進行は早いし 放射性物質による健康被害の可能性 が強いのは間違いないと思います。 性であっても、放射能による健康被 の範疇に入るのでは、という認識で す。3.11.前には、子供にはありえない 事ですから」

"At this stage, you can't tell whether it is a malignant tumor. I personally think the Bunshun article went overboard. What's known now is that they have some tumor of unknown nature. The growth is rapid, and no doubt it is a health damage from radioactive materials. I think it can be categorized as damage caused by radiation, even if the growth is benign, because before March 11 [accident], such growth was impossible in children."

Others say before the March 11, 2011 nuclear accident, no one tested children younger than 6 years old for thyroid problems, so there is no baseline data to begin with.

It looks like Shukan Bunshun blew things out of proportion and in the process blew the chance for the doctor to get published. (Not that I feel sorry for the doctor for his lost chance...)

http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=Ao8tMS8QjFxK7 CErFECGEfmbvZx4?p=Japanese+Magazine+%22Sensational izes%22%3A+%22Thyroid+Cancer+Suspected+on+Two+Chil dren+Aged+4+and+7%22+&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8&fr =yfp-t-701
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Quoting SPLbeater:


will we get any severity? or is it too early 2 tell...
Obviously the key word in that phrase is not severe, but threat. lol Threatening is not the same as happening......
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helioviewer.org
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Quoting Patrap:





YA is scaring us common folks.....you got a ship ready for more. If so how much?
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we are not the only planet to imit strange sounds
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I think maybe ya better get out the ol Spaceship and get some fresh air keep.

Maybe stretch the ol Tentacles too.

: )
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Quoting presslord:
ah...it seems the rash of odd sounds is a global government conspiracy to intimidate the masses by mimicking the heralding of the return of Christ........ya can always count on George Noory to make sense of it all...


that is not the case
its something else
something internal
something within the earth
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Magma Plume: Is Hawaii’s most active volcano about to enter a more violent phase?
Posted on February 24, 2012
February 24, 2012 – HAWAII - A magnitude 4.1 earthquake rattled the summit of Kilauea tonight, continuing a swarm of small tremors that shook the region Wednesday. The latest quake, which hit at 9:11 p.m., was the strongest of the swarm so far and was centered 5 miles west of Volcano at a depth of 3.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The shaking was felt up to 75 miles away in Waikoloa, according to the USGS. A flurry of small temblors were recorded after the 4.1 magnitude quake. On Wednesday, USGS officials said a swarm of more than 60 small, shallow quakes — the strongest measuring magnitude 3.2 — were recorded in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Swarms of small quakes have been recorded before in the area and sometimes signal a shift in the eruption of the east rift of the volcano, they said. –Star Adviser
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LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!somebody has too much time on their hands!!
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