Summer in March: more all-time March temperature records in U.S., Canada

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:53 PM GMT on March 21, 2012

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Summer in March continued for the eighth day yesterday, toppling dozens of records for hottest March day in both the U.S. and Canada. Nearly every major airport in Michigan's Lower Peninsula tied or set records for their hottest March temperature, including Detroit (82°), Flint (84°F), Saginaw (83°F), Grand Rapids (83°), Muskegon (82°), Lansing (83°), Alpena (84°), Gaylord (80°), Pellston (84°), Traverse City (86°), and Houghton Lake (81°). Most of these records will be broken again today or tomorrow. Detroit's current string of six days over 70° is unprecedented so early in the year. One has to go back over 125 years to find an early-season warm spell that compares, and even that streak occurred in April, a full month later (April 16 - 24, 1886.)

Pellston, Michigan in the Northern Lower Peninsula is called "Michigan's Icebox", since it frequently records the coldest temperatures in the state, and in the entire nation. But the past four days, Pellston has topped out at 80° - 84°F, the first 80°F March days in their history. Yesterday's 84° reading broke the previous record for the date (55° in 1976 and 1948) by an unbelievable 29°, and was 44°F above average. Nearby Traverse City hit 86°F yesterday, which was 45°F above the average high for the date, and was the fourth consecutive day with a hottest March temperature on record.


Figure 1. Summer-like temperatures this March in the Midwest have heated up Lake Michigan to record warm levels for this time of year. The average temperature of the lake is characteristic of what occurs in June. Image credit: NOAA. Thanks to wunderground member Neapolitan for posting this image in my blog comments.

Hot times in Lake Michigan
The NWS in Chicago reported yesterday that the Windy City's high of 85°F that day boosted the average temperature for the month to levels that would make March the 7th warmest April in the city's 140-year record. The unprecedented March warmth in the states surrounding Lake Michigan have heated the lake to temperatures never seen before this early in the year. Water temperatures at the South Lake Michigan buoy were 46 - 47°F yesterday (8°C), which is about 10°F above average for this time of year, and typical of early June temperatures.

Record March warmth spreads into New England
Temperatures across much of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine yesterday were the warmest on record for so early in the year. Burlington, Vermont's 80°F was 39°F above the average high for the date, and the earliest 80° reading in recorded history. Concord, New Hampshire (81°) and Bangor, Maine (78°), also had their warmest temperatures for so early in the year. The 73°F recorded in Caribou, Maine tied for that city's highest March temperature on record, and broke the record for the date by a remarkable 23°F.

Record warmth continues in Canada
Numerous all-time warmest March temperatures were recorded in Ontario, Canada yesterday, including Windsor at 27°C (previous record, 26.6°C), Sarnia (26°C, previous record 25.6°C), and London (25°C, previous record 24.8°C). High temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday across Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia are likely to break records for hottest March day for most of the major cities in these provinces, including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, St. Johns, and Halifax.


Figure 2. The jet stream pattern features a large, southwards dipping bulge over the Western U.S., creating a trough of low pressure with cold and snow, and a large, northwards looping bulge over the Central U.S., creating a record-strength ridge of high pressure. The Western U.S. trough has cut off into a "cut-off low" that will slowly drift eastwards during the remainder of the week.

Summer in March ends by Friday
The unprecedented Summer in March conditions are due to a loop in the jet stream that has created a large upper-level ridge of high pressure that is stuck in place over the Eastern U.S. Since the jet stream acts as the boundary between cold air to the north and warm air to the south, and the large loop in the jet places its axis far to the north of the eastern U.S., summer-like warmth has developed over the eastern half of the U.S. Conversely, colder than average temperatures have developed over the western third of the U.S. behind the southwards-dipping loop of the jet stream. This jet stream pattern is too extreme to be stable, and the big loop over the Western U.S. has broken off to form a giant eddy. The resulting area of low pressure is known as a "cut-off low", because it is cut off from the jet stream. The cut-off low will drift slowly eastwards during the week, gradually bringing an end to "Summer in March" over the Eastern half of the U.S. by Friday.

How rare is this Summer in March heat event?
One measure of how record-breaking this "Summer in March" heat wave has been is the impact it had on NOAA's National Climatic Data Center web site. The extremes section of the their web site has been down since last Friday, since their software has been unable to handle both the huge number of records being set and the huge demand from people wanting to see these records. The web site came back on-line this morning with software re-engineered to handle the load, but only with data through Sunday.

We can also quantify how rare a meteorological event is by looking at statistics of past years. By averaging together at least 30 years of data to take a representative snapshot of the climate, we can generate a mean and a standard deviation of the data. The standard deviation gives a measure of how much the data fluctuates around the mean.

In comparing deviations from normal across wide regions, it helps to normalize the deviations. A temperature deviation of 3 degrees C may be not that unusual in one region, but may be very significant in another. The solution is to use climatological anomalies (which we often refer to by the Greek letter, sigma.) Calculating the climatological anomaly is a two step process. First, we calculate the difference between a quantity (i.e., temperature) and it's 30-year average value. Then we normalize the difference by dividing it with the 30-year standard deviation. From statistical theory, we know how unusual climatological anomalies are by value:

Odds of a deviation > 1 climatological anomaly=31.7%
Odds of a deviation > 2 climatological anomalies=4.5%
Odds of a deviation > 3 climatological anomalies=0.27%
Odds of a deviation > 4 climatological anomalies=6.34/1000%
Odds of a deviation > 5 climatological anomalies=5.7/100000%
Odds of a deviation > 6 climatological anomalies=1.9/1000000%

So, if we have a 30-year history of high temperatures for a particular date, we'd expect 20 of those years to be 1-sigma years, when the temperature is plus or minus 34% of average (ten colder years, and ten warmer years.) Rare 2-sigma events occur 4.5% of the time, so we should have about 16 of these per year. Even rarer 3-sigma events occur just 0.27% of the time, or just one day per year, on average. Truly extreme 4-sigma events should only occur once every 43 years. Much of Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Northeast Iowa, and the eastern Dakota have experienced multiple 4-sigma days over the past week.

Wunderground is computing 30-year means of the weather for each day of the year using data from the Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) (NOMADS data repository). Here is a description how a reanalysis works. CFSR is notable because it is the first reanalysis to use a coupled atmosphere-ocean model. As a result, CFSR has physically consistent estimates of the conditions of the atmosphere, ocean, and land. CFSR has data from 1979 (When polar-orbiting satellites became able to estimate vertical profiles of temperature) to 2010. We can take the mean and standard deviation for each calendar day using this history, and compare it to the current forecast from the GFS model. The result is an image showing how far from average the temperatures are. Yesterday, the analysis showed that Michigan experienced temperatures that were 4 - 5 climatological anomalies warmer than average (4-sigma to 5-sigma), the type of extreme that occurs between once every 43 years and once every 4779 years. Of course, using 30 years of data to estimate extreme events with a return period of centuries is a sketchy proposition. However, keep in mind that had we used a century-long climatology instead of using the past 30 years, yesterday's warmth would have been classified as much more extreme, since the climate has warmed considerably in the past 30 years. It is highly unlikely the warmth of the current "Summer in March" heat wave could have occurred unless the climate was warming.


Figure 3. Climatological anomalies for March 20, 2012. Michigan experienced temperatures that were 4 - 5 climatological anomalies warmer than average (4-sigma to 5-sigma), the type of extreme that occurs between once every 43 years and once every 4779 years. Wunderground plans to make these plots available in real time on our web site later this year.

Heavy rains create flash flood concerns in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma
Widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches have fallen over the past two days in Eastern Texas, Eastern Oklahoma, Western Arkansas, and Louisiana over the past two days, creating a serious flash flood hazard. So far, no major river flooding has been reported, and it appears the damage from this flood event will be limited. A few rainfall amounts from the event, from 7 pm CDT Sunday - 3 am CDT Wednesday, taken from the latest NWS Storm Summary:

...TEXAS...
ORANGE 9.68
WACO 6.17
FORT HOOD AAF/KILLEEN 5.43
DALLAS LOVE FIELD 4.49
NWS FORT WORTH 4.13

...OKLAHOMA...
LANGLEY 7.16
NORMAN 5.55
TULSA 4.52
MCALESTER 4.02
OKLAHOMA CITY 3.18

...LOUISIANA...
FORT POLK 6.14
SHREVEPORT 4.06
LAKE CHARLES 2.11

...ARKANSAS...
FORT SMITH 3.49
BENTONVILLE 3.09
LITTLE ROCK 2.22
FAYETTEVILLE 2.08


Jeff Masters

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5h05 PM today, the Local Weather Station in Beauceville reported 22C, (73F) ! An ALL TIME RECORD ALL MARCH MONTHS CONFUSED SINCE 1871 ! The previous record was 20.6C (69F) recorded on March 30th 1977.We also broke the daily record of 12C (54F) recorded on 1970.On local thermomethers with sun sensation, put them up to 29C (84F) ! Guys in Arizona, DON'T SEARCH THE HEAT ! IT IS IN QUEBEC AS INSANE AS I LOOKS !!!!!! I LOVE IT, KEEP THE SNOW !!! :)))P
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Quoting JrWeathermanFL:
Google says that Hurricane season starts in July. Tell me thats a typo?

Atlantic Hurricane Season begins Sunday, July 1, 2012, and ends Friday, November 30, 2012.

Lol.
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Google says that Hurricane season starts in July. Tell me thats a typo?
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Quoting TomTaylor:
hmm, not really diggin these names lol


Beryl? Kirk? Leslie? Nadine? Sandy? Valerie?

Maybe it's just me but these names just don't sound worthy enough, or at least common enough, to be slapped on to a hurricane. Not a big deal, but to put it another, way I'd never name my children any of those names.
I like Issac :).
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Quoting TomTaylor:
hmm, not really diggin these names lol


Beryl? Kirk? Leslie? Nadine? Sandy? Valerie?

Maybe it's just me but these names just don't sound worthy enough, or at least common enough, to be slapped on to a hurricane.

Well, Kirk has never been used before after Keith was retired in 2000, and Beryl, Leslie, and Nadine have never been used for hurricanes.
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


where is he now? He left accuweather

He's on Twitter, according to Drought.
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Quoting Jax82:
Only 71 more days til Hurricane season 2012 begins! Here's a list of this seasons names.

Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sandy
Tony
Valerie
William
hmm, not really diggin these names lol


Beryl? Kirk? Leslie? Nadine? Sandy? Valerie?

Maybe it's just me but these names just don't sound worthy enough, or at least common enough, to be slapped on to a hurricane. Not a big deal, but to put it another way, I'd never name my children any of those names.
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379. wxmod
Modis satellite photos over google earth today of storm in Gulf showing where the bands begin in Central America.


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CNN did an story on the TVN team
Link
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Quoting DDR:
Good evening from Trinidad.
Its supposed to be the heart of the dry season,but our rainfall in most areas is 600% or more above average,with 154mm(6 inches)@ my location and 5 inches at the airport.The rainfall average for March is 1 inch.

I've notice that the eastern carib have been very wet over last week or so
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Quoting ScottLincoln:


What, no color for temps warmer than +16F? Just what are they trying to hide? Seems like a conspiracy to hide the incline.

It only goes down to -16 °F.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Look at this: TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. TOTAL ACCUMULATION AROUND AN INCH. BRISK WITH LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT. I continue to marvel at NOAA forecasts. Does anyone in the NWSFO understand they put out forecasts that make no sense? Why not at least make sense? Now I do have a disagreement with them as to snow totals, for instance at the Jersey Shore where I think they wind up closer to 3 than 1, but that is not my problem. My problem is the darn forecast says they will get an inch, that it is a fact that there will be an inch, but then has SNOW LIKELY THIS EVENING. How the heck can it only be likely? It has to snow to accumulate an inch, doesn't it? How is there a 70% chance of snow, but you say it will accumulate an inch? How can it accumulate an inch, if there is a chance it doesn't fall (30%)?
—Joe Bastardi, Accuweather.com Professional, December 5, 2007
Well in a way he is right.
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Quoting AstroHurricane001:


Science fair projects are supposed to be FUN! It's a great chance for young scientists to get involved in research though unfortunately often has the opposite effect of making people less interested.



I think this map from WeatherBell says just about everything.


What, no color for temps warmer than +16F? Just what are they trying to hide? Seems like a conspiracy to hide the incline.
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Quoting ClimateChange:


Which is ironic because he was lying on Twitter today. Claimed Chicago had 11 consecutive 80+ days and one 90+ day in March 1910. A simple fact check would have shown him that, in fact, Chicago has only had 10 80+ days in 140 years in March prior to this month.


Chicago hasn't had 10 or 11 consecutive 80+ days in April either.
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Good evening all
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the drought of the drought
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Quoting Chicklit:

steroidical?



where is he now? He left accuweather
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Quoting Neapolitan:
Yeah, he was on Twitter today calling Dr. Masters a liar. Such a class act, I tell you...


Which is ironic because he was lying on Twitter today. Claimed Chicago had 11 consecutive 80+ days and one 90+ day in March 1910. A simple fact check would have shown him that, in fact, Chicago has only had 10 80+ days in 140 years in March prior to this month.
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Quoting allancalderini:
Sad news tomorrow is my science fair): I am so nervous and because of that I haven`t eat since yesterday night.


Science fair projects are supposed to be FUN! It's a great chance for young scientists to get involved in research though unfortunately often has the opposite effect of making people less interested.



I think this map from WeatherBell says just about everything.
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Take a look at the feature west of Hawaii....

may become 90C

1007 mb

could it develop? any GFS for the central or western pac?
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RE #359:

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Quoting PlazaRed:

Interesting.
I would naively postulate that we have been having "frozen weather," for want of a better term I don't know, or haven't yet invented for the last year.
1, Almost no rain.
2, Almost no winds.
3, Almost no frosts or long cold spells.
4, Almost unbroken sunshine.
5, No thunderstorms.
Result:- Drought, rivers with no water in them, very little green plant growth, reduced bird and animal activity, long periods of unusual quiet in the countryside.
Human response:- Drop in income, increase in complaining, reduced vehicle activities, reduced social activities, confusion. Bewilderment.


Red,
Over here we just call it either the Death Ridge or Ridge-a-Mortis... ;)
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Is he still on the blog? I have him on ignore so I would have no idea.

Yes, but he has not posted since last hurricane season.
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Look at this: TONIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY THIS EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT. TOTAL ACCUMULATION AROUND AN INCH. BRISK WITH LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH. CHANCE OF SNOW 70 PERCENT. I continue to marvel at NOAA forecasts. Does anyone in the NWSFO understand they put out forecasts that make no sense? Why not at least make sense? Now I do have a disagreement with them as to snow totals, for instance at the Jersey Shore where I think they wind up closer to 3 than 1, but that is not my problem. My problem is the darn forecast says they will get an inch, that it is a fact that there will be an inch, but then has SNOW LIKELY THIS EVENING. How the heck can it only be likely? It has to snow to accumulate an inch, doesn't it? How is there a 70% chance of snow, but you say it will accumulate an inch? How can it accumulate an inch, if there is a chance it doesn't fall (30%)?
—Joe Bastardi, Accuweather.com Professional, December 5, 2007
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

No, he was not claiming that. He just claimed to have his own model and know everything.
Is he still on the blog? I have him on ignore so I would have no idea.
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chicklit 359 that's the best comment I've seen since I joined!
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
I think we once had someone on the blog claiming to be Joe Bastardi. User name was lucreto I think.

No, he was not claiming that. He just claimed to have his own model and know everything.
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Quoting drought:
Bastardi made a mistake getting on twitter. He pops off and sounds insane.

steroidical?

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I think we once had someone on the blog claiming to be Joe Bastardi. User name was lucreto I think.
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Grothar: The blob does look a little omniferous: (def: producing all kinds)

omnipotent? ominous?
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Bastardi made a mistake getting on twitter. He pops off and sounds insane.
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Quoting Neapolitan:
Yeah, he was on Twitter today calling Dr. Masters a liar. Such a class act, I tell you...


Yeah but that global cooling is about to start any day now. Maybe it will start with that next trough coming in... yeah, that's it...
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MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 0321
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0540 PM CDT WED MAR 21 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...PARTS OF CENTRAL/SRN MS AND FAR SERN LA

CONCERNING...TORNADO WATCH 97...

VALID 212240Z - 212315Z

THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR TORNADO WATCH 97 CONTINUES.

A NEW TORNADO WATCH WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED INTO THE EVENING FOR PARTS
OF CENTRAL/SRN MS AND FAR SERN LA.

AT 2225Z...REGIONAL RADAR IMAGERY SHOWED AN AREA OF TSTMS /WITH
STRONGER REFLECTIVITY/ OVER SERN TO EAST CENTRAL MS...AND A SECOND
AREA OF TSTMS EXTENDING FROM SW-NW OF NEW ORLEANS INTO SWRN/CENTRAL
MS. THE FORMER BAND OF TSTMS IS LOCATED WITHIN A ZONE OF LOW LEVEL
CONVERGENCE EXTENDING FROM S-N...WITH MESO-ANALYSIS SUGGESTING AN
AREA OF LOW PRESSURE OVER SOUTH CENTRAL MS/ADJACENT SERN LA /JUST SW
OF THE RECENT TORNADO WARNING ISSUED BY WFO JAN/. SELY LOW LEVEL
WINDS /PER WSR-88D VADS AND ONE WIND PROFILER IN THE GULF COAST
STATES/ COMBINED WITH SSWLY 50+ KT MIDLEVEL WINDS IS MAINTAINING
EFFECTIVE BULK SHEAR OF 30-40 KT. THIS COMBINED WITH SFC-1 KM SHEAR
OF 25-35 KT REMAIN SUFFICIENT FOR ORGANIZED STORMS WITH A TORNADO
THREAT.

MOST MODEL DATA SUGGESTS THERE COULD BE A TEMPORARY LULL IN THE
NUMBER OF STRONGER TSTMS. HOWEVER...GIVEN THE FAVORABLE KINEMATICS
AND MODELS INDICATING AN INCREASE IN VERTICAL MOTION OVER THIS
REGION THIS EVENING...A NEW TORNADO WATCH ISSUANCE IS LIKELY.

..PETERS.. 03/21/2012


ATTN...WFO...BMX...MOB...JAN...LIX...

LAT...LON 29729003 31088985 32488977 32938971 32958822 31288839
30208840 29508893 29038915 29108954 29729003
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Quoting aerojad:
I'm wondering if a warmer lake could help support one of these guys:



"Hurricanes in Michigan??"

Area of the Great lakes is about 95,000 sq miles.
If it was running at a surface temp of around 28/c would it have the required heat content to maintain a displaced nomad hurricane?
Area of the Mediterranean sea. About 970,000 sq miles,at the present time this body of water does not achieve a high enough temperature to maintain a hurricane but last year it nearly did and it was named a "Medicane."
We live on the fulcrum of the trusted past and the potential of the future!
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WOUS64 KWNS 212259
WOU8

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 98
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
605 PM CDT WED MAR 21 2012

TORNADO WATCH 98 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 100 AM CDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

LAC075-087-220600-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0098.120321T2305Z-120322T0600Z/

LA
. LOUISIANA PARISHES INCLUDED ARE

PLAQUEMINES ST. BERNARD


MSC023-031-035-039-041-045-047-059-061-065-067-073 -075-091-101-
109-111-123-129-131-153-220600-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0098.120321T2305Z-120322T0600Z/

MS
. MISSISSIPPI COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

CLARKE COVINGTON FORREST
GEORGE GREENE HANCOCK
HARRISON JACKSON JASPER
JEFFERSON DAVIS JONES LAMAR
LAUDERDALE MARION NEWTON
PEARL RIVER PERRY SCOTT
SMITH STONE WAYNE


GMZ532-534-536-538-555-557-220600-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0098.120321T2305Z-120322T0600Z/

CW

. ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS INCLUDED ARE

MISSISSIPPI SOUND

LAKE BORGNE

CHANDELEUR SOUND

BRETON SOUND

COASTAL WATERS FROM BOOTHVILLE LA TO SOUTHWEST PASS OF THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER OUT 20 NM

COASTAL WATERS FROM PASCAGOULA MISSISSIPPI TO STAKE ISLAND OUT 20
NM

ATTN...WFO...LIX...MOB...JAN...
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Quoting Neapolitan:
Yeah, he was on Twitter today calling Dr. Masters a liar. Such a class act, I tell you...


Did he really?
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I saw that.

He's toast, with a burnt edge one could say.
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Quoting Patrap:
Anyone heard from the Chief met over at weatherbell.com about this Warmth?

What's the Guy's name,..?

O wait, I found him

www.weatherbell.com
Yeah, he was on Twitter today calling Dr. Masters a liar. Such a class act, I tell you...
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Sad news tomorrow is my science fair): I am so nervous and because of that I haven`t eat since yesterday night.
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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MILWAUKEE
352 PM CDT WED MAR 21 2012

...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET IN MILWAUKEE ON MARCH 21ST...
...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE SET IN MADISON ON MARCH 21ST...

SO FAR TODAY...MARCH 21ST 2012...THE TEMPERATURE AT GENERAL MITCHELL
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT HAS REACHED 84 DEGREES. THIS BEATS THE
PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 75...SET IN 1938. THIS ALSO
BEATS THE RECORD FOR THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN MARCH OF 83
DEGREES...SET YESTERDAY.

SO FAR TODAY...MARCH 21ST 2012...THE TEMPERATURE AT THE DANE COUNTY
REGIONAL AIRPORT IN MADISON HAS REACHED 83 DEGREES. THIS BEATS THE
PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 75...SET IN 1911. THIS ALSO
BEATS THE RECORD FOR THE HIGHEST TEMPERATURE RECORDED IN MARCH OF 82
DEGREES...SET MARCH 15TH 2012...MARCH 29TH 1986...MARCH 31ST
1981...AND MARCH 29TH 1910.


RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREEN BAY WI
317 PM CDT WED MAR 21 2012

...8TH CONSECUTIVE DAY OF RECORD WARMTH...

TODAY IS THE 8TH STRAIGHT DAY THAT RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES HAVE
BEEN SET ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST WISCONSIN. AS OF 3PM...THE
FOLLOWING CITIES HAVE SET NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR MARCH
21, 2012.

HIGH
CITY TEMP PREVIOUS RECORD/YEAR

ANTIGO 73 68/1938
APPLETON 81 68/1911 & 1938
GREEN BAY 81 67/1911
MANITOWOC 73 68/1911
MARSHFIELD 71 70/1938
OSHKOSH 82 75/1938
RHINELANDER 71 67/1911 & 1938
STEVENS POINT 76 72/1911
WAUSAU 75 71/1938
WISCONSIN RAPIDS 77 75/1938


TEMPERATURES MAY RISE ANOTHER FEW DEGREES THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE THE
SUN SETS AND TEMPERATURES BEGIN TO FALL.
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Quoting Patrap:
Anyone heard from the Chief met over at weatherbell.com about this Warmth?

What's the Guy's name,..?



Ding-a-ling?
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
506 PM EDT WED MAR 21 2012

...RECORD HIGH ALL-TIME TEMPERATURES IN MARCH SET AT
DETROIT...FLINT...AND SAGINAW MI...

THIS UNPRECEDENTED MARCH HEAT HAS BROKEN MORE RECORDS TODAY.
READINGS TODAY WILL LIKELY BE THE HIGHEST IN THIS STRETCH OF
EXCEPTIONALLY WARM WEATHER. JUST YESTERDAY...RECORD HIGH
TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH WERE TIED OR BROKEN. SINCE
TODAYS READINGS WERE EVEN HIGHER...ALL THREE CLIMATE SITES IN
SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN HAVE NOW BROKEN THEIR ALL TIME RECORD HIGH
TEMPERATURES FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH.

DETROIT METRO AIRPORT (DTW)...THE HIGH REACHED 84 DEGREES TODAY.
THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 82 WHICH OCCURRED BOTH YESTERDAY
(MARCH 20) AND MARCH 28 1945.

FLINT (FNT)...THE HIGH REACHED 86 DEGREES TODAY. THIS BROKE THE
PREVIOUS RECORD OF 84 WHICH OCCURRED YESTERDAY (MARCH 20). PRIOR TO
YESTERDAY...THE RECORD HIGH FOR MARCH WAS 82 SET ON MARCH 22 1938.

SAGINAW TRI CITIES AIRPORT (MBS)...THE HIGH REACHED 87 DEGREES
TODAY. THIS BROKE THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 83 WHICH OCCURRED BOTH
YESTERDAY (MARCH 20) AND MARCH 24 1910. NOTE: 87 IS ONLY TWO DEGREES
COLDER THAN THE ALL TIME RECORD HIGH FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL AT MBS.
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Anyone heard from the Chief met over at weatherbell.com about this Warmth?

What's the Guy's name,..?

O wait, I found him

www.weatherbell.com
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Pellston MI broke their record by 32 degrees today! I didn't know such a thing was possible!


RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GAYLORD MI
513 PM EDT WED MAR 21 2012

...RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES SET AGAIN AT TRAVERSE
CITY...GAYLORD...AND PELLSTON...

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 87 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE CHERRY
CAPITAL AIRPORT IN TRAVERSE CITY MI WEDNESDAY...WHICH BREAKS THE OLD
RECORD OF 74 DEGREES SET IN 1938. THIS ALSO BREAKS THE ALL-TIME
MARCH HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD...WHICH WAS 86 DEGREES...SET JUST
YESTERDAY.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 83 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE OTSEGO COUNTY
AIRPORT IN GAYLORD MI WEDNESDAY...WHICH BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 57
DEGREES SET IN 1976 AND 2003. THIS ALSO BREAKS THE ALL-TIME MARCH
HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD...WHICH WAS 80 DEGREES...SET JUST YESTERDAY.

A RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 85 DEGREES WAS SET AT THE PELLSTON
REGIONAL AIRPORT IN PELLSTON MI WEDNESDAY...WHICH BREAKS THE OLD
RECORD OF 53 DEGREES
WHICH WAS LAST SET IN 2007. THIS ALSO BREAKS
THE ALL-TIME MARCH HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORD...WHICH WAS 84
DEGREES...SET JUST YESTERDAY.
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RECORD EVENT REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BUFFALO NY
0450 PM EDT WED MAR 21 2012

...BUFFALO NY BREAKS ALL TIME RECORD HIGH FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH...

TWO RECORDS HIGHS WHERE SET AT BUFFALO NY TODAY. FIRST...A DAILY
RECORD HIGH OF 82 DEGREES...THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF 69 SET IN
1913. FURTHERMORE...IT BREAKS THE ALL TIME RECORD HIGH FOR THE MONTH
OF MARCH OF 81 DEGREES SET BACK IN 1945.


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340. MTWX
Very nice signature on the tornado warned cell in MS!

Storm Relative Loop
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RECORD REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BURLINGTON VT
555 PM EDT WED MAR 21 2012

...SUMMARY OF RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES SET FOR MARCH 21ST...

ANOTHER VERY MILD DAY ACROSS THE NORTH COUNTRY RESULTED IN MORE
DAILY HIGH TEMPERATURE RECORDS BEING BROKEN ACROSS VERMONT AND
NORTHERN NEW YORK. THE FOLLOWING IS A SUMMARY OF THE HIGH TEMPERATURE
RECORDS BROKEN TODAY...MARCH 21ST.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT BURLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT IN
BURLINGTON REACHED 81 DEGREES. THIS IS A NEW RECORD HIGH
TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH 21ST. THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE
FOR THE DATE WAS 68 DEGREES WHICH WAS SET IN 1946.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT KNAPP STATE AIRPORT IN MONTPELIER REACHED
77 DEGREES. THIS IS A NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH 21ST.
THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE WAS 54 DEGREES
WHICH WAS SET IN 2003.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT MASSENA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT/RICHARDS
FIELD IN MASSENA NEW YORK REACHED 80 DEGREES. THIS IS A NEW RECORD
HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH 21ST. THE PREVIOUS RECORD HIGH
TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE WAS 62 DEGREES WHICH WAS SET IN 1976.
THIS IS THE EARLIEST OCCURENCE OF 80 DEGREES OR MORE SINCE RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1948. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 82 DEGREES ON MARCH 30TH
1977.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT MOUNT MANSFIELD REACHED 64 DEGREES. THIS
IS A NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR MARCH 21ST. THE PREVIOUS
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE WAS 50 DEGREES WHICH WAS SET
IN 1976.

THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AT SAINT JOHNSBURY REACHED 81 DEGREES. THIS
IS A NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERTURE FOR MARCH 21ST. THE PREVIOUS
RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURE FOR THE DATE WAS 71 DEGREES SET IN 1903.
THIS IS THE EARLIEST OCCURENCE OF 80 DEGREES OR MORE SINCE RECORDS
BEGAN IN 1894. THE PREVIOUS RECORD WAS 82 DEGREES SET ON MARCH 29TH
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Quoting Jedkins01:



However the difference is, I don't panic about GW, I don't let it drive me to the point where it means willing to give up human rights for green change. I'm all for government encouraging people with tax credits and other incentives for greener products. But, they seem to be overall more worried about restricting freedom rather than investing in green technology that will really work.




Anyways...


Ironically, inaction will lead to worse climatic changes that could cause more severe food and water scarcities and social unrest, bringing about the very harsh restrictions people claim to be against.
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big blow up of convection

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Very cool indeed! And a green building too! I like!

Quoting aerojad:
That's one of our newest skyscapers, the 86-story Aqua Building. Opened in 2010. It's one of my favorites :)
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