April Fools weather humor; all-time March warmth in WY, NE

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:41 PM GMT on April 01, 2012

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I don't have an April Fools blog post for you this year, but instead thought I share with you two of the funniest weather-related stories of the year. Firstly, it turns out that you don't need to be a human to enjoy a little snowboarding. The snowy conditions in Russia this winter gave the opportunity for an intrepid crow to take up the sport in this remarkable Youtube video. I found the video over at Andy Revkin's DotEarth blog at the New York Times. The bird is a hooded crow, and has evidently been doing quite a bit of snowboarding, judging by the multiple tracks on the rooftop. Too bad us humans can't use a flap-assist from our wings while snowboarding, it might cut down on injuries!


Video 1. A crow in Russia goes snowboarding on a snow-covered rooftop.

The most insane letter ever written by a child to a TV weatherman
I've done a lot of talks about the weather to schools, and have gotten hundreds of thank-you letters from the kids afterwards. But I've never gotten a letter quite like the one KVUE morning and midday meteorologist Albert Ramon in Austin, Texas recently received after talking at a local school. A sampling:

"Some day when I become supreme Ultra-Lord of the universe I will not make you a slave, you will live in my 200 story castle where unicorn servants will feed you doughnuts off their horns."

And this: "Thank you again for teaching us about meteoroligy, you're more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on Mars while ingulfed in flames."


Check out the letter here.

Finally, realclimate.org has a funny April Fool's blog post today called ‘Wrong sign paradox’ finally resolved?

All-time March warmth records in Wyoming, Nebraska
Most of Wyoming and much of Nebraska set or tied their record for all-time warmest March temperatures yesterday, no fooling. A strong ridge of high pressure that generated a strong flow of warm air from the southwest was responsible. Some of the records included:

Omaha, NE: 91°F
Lincoln, NE: 91°F
Casper, WY: 77°F
Lander, WY: 76°F
Rock Spring, WY: 72°F
Worland, WY: 81°F
Laramie, WY: 71°F
Rawlins, WY: 73°F
Chadron, WY: 83°F
Sidney, WY: 83°F

Jeff Masters

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Quoting wunderkidcayman:


hey I'm cool I see that there is more clouds on sat I wish it can grow and stay here and hopefully get some rain still looks dry here

Yeah.....it's currently partly cloudy here in Kingston, Jamaica
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Whee... Deacon Blues and 2 months to the start of the ATL season... what more can one desire...

LOL...

I'm out, ya'll. I gotta work this p.m., but will look in later as time permits.

Nice to have you back on the blog Baha
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Inre 7 Ameister12, 16 TropicalAnalystwx13, 29 WxGeekVA, and 45 wunderkidcayman
I mean really, dudes, AprilFools jokes are supposed to be harmless; like the BBC's video on spaghetti trees being harvested in Switzerland.
Faking the NationalWeatherService's report-styling to lend credibility is not harmless.
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Quoting nigel20:

Whats up wunderkidcayman?


hey I'm cool I see that there is more clouds on sat I wish it can grow and stay here and hopefully get some rain still looks dry here
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A poem I wrote in 1996.

The Earth Made Us, To Make Plastic

She realized she couldn’t do it straight away herself,
So she had to make creatures that would do it for her.
Fleas that like plastic. What an idea.
And if you don’t believe it,
Think about it.
While you chew away at your plastic fingernails,
and twirl your plastic hair extensions,
wearing your plastic clothes, watch, shoes, and accessories.
Maybe later you’ll go for a drive in your plastic car,
Sit on your plastic seat and listen to some CD plastic tunes,
Coming out of your plastic radio.
Might just go through the plastic coated drive-through,
Eat some food that’s wrapped in plastic.
Or, just come back home again,
To your house of plastic and tree bones.
Look in your plastic refrigerator,
At some food in the plastic containers.
Watch some plastic T.V. while relaxing on the plastic sofa.
Then, time to go to sleep on your plastic bed,
under your nice soft, “synthetic” plastic blankets.
Next morning, you go to work at your job, where you either….
make or assemble plastic,
buy or sell something made with plastic or plastic parts,
or provide services
where you either interact, or deal
with plastic things, equipment, or other services that have
Something….to do…….with plastic.
Computer...telephone...copying machine?
So how’s that for something to mull over, the next time
You’re on vacation and laying on the beach,
or lounging besides the plastic pool,
In your plastic lounge chair,
Pouring drinks from a plastic pitcher,
sipping a Margarita through a plastic straw in a plastic cup.
What it is that the Earth Mother will do with all of this plastic?
Once we have all choked ourselves with it and are gone………..


© “StormGoddess” 1996


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Quoting wunderkidcayman:
any one took a look at the 12Z TWD its cool we have our first TW of the season

000
AXNT20 KNHC 011110
TWDAT

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
200 PM EDT SUN APR 01 2012


TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR NORTH AMERICA...CENTRAL
AMERICA...GULF OF MEXICO...CARIBBEAN SEA...NORTHERN SECTIONS OF
SOUTH AMERICA...AND ATLANTIC OCEAN TO THE AFRICAN COAST FROM THE
EQUATOR TO 32N. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS BASED ON SATELLITE
IMAGERY...WEATHER OBSERVATIONS...RADAR...AND METEOROLOGICAL
ANALYSIS.

BASED ON 1200 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH
1545 UTC.

...TROPICAL WAVES...
THE FIRST TROPICAL WAVE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE EASTERN
TROPICAL ATLC EMBEDDED IN THE ITCZ ...OFF THE COASTAL WATERS OF
NE BRAZIL WITH AXIS ANALYZED FROM 11N34W TO 5N37W. THE WAVE IS
DRIFTING WEST AT ABOUT 5 KT. THIS WAVE DOES NOT SHOW UP WELL AS IT DID YESTERDAY BUT STILL SOHWS UP AS A WEAK LOW
AMPLITUDE MOISTURE SURGE ON TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER IMAGE AND
SATELLITE DERIVED WINDS...AND HAS GOOD CONTINUITY ON SATELLITE
DATA WITH THE WAVE EMERGING FROM WEST AFRICA ON MARCH 24. THE MOST
RECENT WINDSAT PASS REVEALS THIS WAVE LACKS OF CYCLONIC
CURVATURE...WITH NE WINDS UP TO 10 KT SURROUNDING THE WAVE AXIS.
VERY WEAK TO NO CONVECTION IS ASSOCIATED TO THIS SYSTEM AND CONTINUES TO BE
EMBEDDED IN THE ITCZ

...ITCZ/MONSOON TROUGH...

THE MONSOON TROUGH EXTENDS SW FROM THE WEST AFRICAN COAST OF
GUINEA NEAR 10N14W TO 4N17W TO 2N24W. THE ITCZ THEN CONTINUES
FROM 3N18W CROSSING THE EQUATOR NEAR 35W TO THE COAST OF BRAZIL
NEAR 1S45W. SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS
WITHIN 90 NM ON EITHER SIDE OF THE MONSOON TROUGH...AND WITHIN
190 NM EITHER SIDE OF THE ITCZ AXIS.


I fell for that..
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Whee... Deacon Blues and 2 months to the start of the ATL season... what more can one desire...

LOL...

I'm out, ya'll. I gotta work this p.m., but will look in later as time permits.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Not if you just stay inside and drink mountain dew.

Mountain dew to the resue...hurray
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any one took a look at the 12Z TWD its cool we have our first TW of the season

000
AXNT20 KNHC 011110
TWDAT

TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
200 PM EDT SUN APR 01 2012


TROPICAL WEATHER DISCUSSION FOR NORTH AMERICA...CENTRAL
AMERICA...GULF OF MEXICO...CARIBBEAN SEA...NORTHERN SECTIONS OF
SOUTH AMERICA...AND ATLANTIC OCEAN TO THE AFRICAN COAST FROM THE
EQUATOR TO 32N. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS BASED ON SATELLITE
IMAGERY...WEATHER OBSERVATIONS...RADAR...AND METEOROLOGICAL
ANALYSIS.

BASED ON 1200 UTC SURFACE ANALYSIS AND SATELLITE IMAGERY THROUGH
1545 UTC.

...TROPICAL WAVES...
THE FIRST TROPICAL WAVE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE EASTERN
TROPICAL ATLC EMBEDDED IN THE ITCZ ...OFF THE COASTAL WATERS OF
NE BRAZIL WITH AXIS ANALYZED FROM 11N34W TO 5N37W. THE WAVE IS
DRIFTING WEST AT ABOUT 5 KT. THIS WAVE DOES NOT SHOW UP WELL AS IT DID YESTERDAY BUT STILL SOHWS UP AS A WEAK LOW
AMPLITUDE MOISTURE SURGE ON TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER IMAGE AND
SATELLITE DERIVED WINDS...AND HAS GOOD CONTINUITY ON SATELLITE
DATA WITH THE WAVE EMERGING FROM WEST AFRICA ON MARCH 24. THE MOST
RECENT WINDSAT PASS REVEALS THIS WAVE LACKS OF CYCLONIC
CURVATURE...WITH NE WINDS UP TO 10 KT SURROUNDING THE WAVE AXIS.
VERY WEAK TO NO CONVECTION IS ASSOCIATED TO THIS SYSTEM AND CONTINUES TO BE
EMBEDDED IN THE ITCZ

...ITCZ/MONSOON TROUGH...

THE MONSOON TROUGH EXTENDS SW FROM THE WEST AFRICAN COAST OF
GUINEA NEAR 10N14W TO 4N17W TO 2N24W. THE ITCZ THEN CONTINUES
FROM 3N18W CROSSING THE EQUATOR NEAR 35W TO THE COAST OF BRAZIL
NEAR 1S45W. SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG CONVECTION IS
WITHIN 90 NM ON EITHER SIDE OF THE MONSOON TROUGH...AND WITHIN
190 NM EITHER SIDE OF THE ITCZ AXIS.

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NWS offices have begun issuing their March climate summaries via Public Information Statements, use "Previous Version" to click through.

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Well, since we're all just playing around today, how about this nightmarish 2012-ian scenario?

THIS IS A FAKE

THIS IS A FAKE
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Quoting Patrap:




Looks like the Bahamas is going to get some moisture from this drifter. And as someone else said, just imagine with 30 kts less shear....
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1050 Skyepony: Narwhals contributing to mounting climate change data

I'm finding myself wondering whether narwhals, belugas, walruses, and arctic seals can survive in a world of summertime ice-free open ocean.
Besides the obvious, orca prey upon them during the near-surface-water warm season. And their best hiding spots / defensive positions are on the floating sea-ice or within areas bounded by subsurface sea-ice "sculptures".
Warmer waters will mean that orcas will feel more comfortable in the ArcticOcean (maybe even year-around in the future) and that greater numbers will be drawn to hunt there.
For the pinnepeds especially, an ice-free ocean will mean being trapped between trying to evade polar bears on land and trying to evade orcas at sea.
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Whoa....

Omaha, NE: 91°F
Lincoln, NE: 91°F
Casper, WY: 77°F
Lander, WY: 76°F

Rock Spring, WY: 72°F
Worland, WY: 81°F
Laramie, WY: 71°F
Rawlins, WY: 73°F
Chadron, WY: 83°F
Sidney, WY: 83°F

Just as a point of comparison, 76 is a pretty normal July / August high for Lander and Casper. And it only hit 86 here yesterday... in the "tropics"....

Yeah...some of these temps are what you would expect in the tropics
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
This is supposed to become a very powerful low-pressure system over the next 48 hours, as depicted by the GFS and other models.





heading for the flemish cap graveyard of the atlantic
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Or Get B-Slapped by the Admins.
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Quoting nigel20:

My word! We all are going to die

Not if you just stay inside and drink mountain dew.
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Quoting WxGeekVA:
000
WTNT42 KNHC 312039
TCDAT2

MAJOR HURRICANE CHUCK NORRIS DISCUSSION NUMBER 100
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL1002012
1200 PM EST SUN APR 1 2012

…...MAJOR HURRICANE CHUCK NORRIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE EVER TO FORM IN ANY BASIN..... MAX SUSTAINED WINDS ARE AT 500MPH....GUSTING TO 550MPH. PRESSURE HAS DROPPED TO 652MB..... ANYONE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM PREPARE TO BE ROUNDHOUSE KICKED BY THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE THING ON THE PLANET EVER...CHUCK NORRIS...........

....DVORAK INTENSITY ESTIMATES FROM BOTH AGENCIES REMAIN AT
495 MPH..BUT AMSU INTENSITY ESTIMATES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF
WISCONSIN CIMSS ARE A LITTLE HIGHER. THE INTENSITY IS SET AT 500 MPH
FOR THIS ADVISORY. NOTHING CAN STOP THIS INCREDIBLE STORM...SO CONTINUED INTENSIFICATION IS FORECAST.......... NOTHING ANYWHERE NEAR CHUCK NORRIS CAN CAUSE AN INCREASE IN SHEAR.......AND AGAIN, NOTHING INHIBITS
INTENSIFICATION OF THIS MONSTER STORM............NOTHING CAN STOP CHUCK NORRIS EXCEPT ANOTHER CHUCK NORRIS......... ALL OF THE
GLOBAL COMPUTER FORECASTING MODELS...SUCH AS THE GFS AND NAM...HAVE REFUSED TO WORK BECAUSE MAJOR HURRICANE CHUCK NORRIS DEFIES ALL MODEL GUIDANCE............
THE OFFICIAL INTENSITY FORECAST IS WHATEVER CHUCK NORRIS WANTS AND WE CANNOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.....

THE STORM CONTINUES TO MOVE WHEREVER HE WANTS......... THE TRACK FORECAST AND REASONING ARE
ESSENTIALLY UNCHANGED. MAJOR HURRICANE CHUCK NORRIS WILL MOVE SOMEWHERE ....AND THEN HEAD TOWARDS YOU IF YOU WANT HIM TO GO OUT TO SEA AND AWAY FROM YOU.......... THIS STORM WILL MAKE LANDFALL SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ANTARCTICA AND THE NORTH POLE.......WE JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE.........

......YOU CANNOT GET OUT OF THE PATH OF THIS STORM AS THERE IS NO RUNNING FROM CHUCK NORRIS...HE WILL FIND YOU......OUR BEST ADVICE IS TO STAY INSIDE....AND DRINK MOUNTAIN DEW......

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS:

INIT 31/2100Z ?N ?W 500 MPH
12H 01/0600Z ?N ?W 515 MPH
24H 01/1800Z ?N ?W 525 MPH
36H 02/0600Z ?N ?W 535 MPH
48H 02/1800Z ?N ?W 540 MPH
72H 03/1800Z ?N ?W 555 MPH
96H 04/1800Z ?N ?W 575 MPH
120H 05/1800Z ?N ?W 605 MPH



$$
FORECASTER WXGEEKVA


My word! We all are going to die
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Whoa....

Omaha, NE: 91°F
Lincoln, NE: 91°F
Casper, WY: 77°F
Lander, WY: 76°F

Rock Spring, WY: 72°F
Worland, WY: 81°F
Laramie, WY: 71°F
Rawlins, WY: 73°F
Chadron, WY: 83°F
Sidney, WY: 83°F

Just as a point of comparison, 76 is a pretty normal July / August high for Lander and Casper. And it only hit 86 here yesterday... in the "tropics"....
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Quoting wunderkidcayman:


ok that one really got me nearly did my pants lol



YEAY I SEE CLOUDS PLEASE LET IT RAIN ON ME

Whats up wunderkidcayman?
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Quoting Ameister12:
What do we have here?

SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1100 AM EDT SUN APR 1 2012

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

1. A LOW PRESSURE AREA LOCATED ABOUT 300 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA
HAS DEVELOPED SOME SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
NEAR ITS CENTER. IN ADDITION...SATELLITE DATA AND SHIP REPORTS
INDICATE GALE-FORCE WINDS ARE OCCURRING NORTH OF THE CENTER. SLOW
DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE DURING THE COUPLE OF DAYS AS
IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT ABOUT 10 MPH. THERE IS A LOW
CHANCE...20 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM DEVELOPING INTO A SUBTROPICAL
OR TROPICAL CYCLONE BEFORE CONDITIONS BECOME LESS FAVORABLE IN
ABOUT 48 HOURS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS LOW CAN BE FOUND IN
HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NHC/TROPICAL ANALYSIS AND
FORECAST BRANCH...UNDER AWIPS HEADER NFDHSFAT2 AND WMO HEADER
FZNT02 KNHC. ANOTHER SPECIAL OUTLOOK WILL BE ISSUED ON MONDAY...
OR SOONER IF NECESSARY.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$
FORECASTER AMEISTER12


ok that one really got me nearly did my pants lol

Quoting Patrap:
www.nhc.noaa.gov






YEAY I SEE CLOUDS PLEASE LET IT RAIN ON ME
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This is supposed to become a very powerful low-pressure system over the next 48 hours, as depicted by the GFS and other models.



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Blizzard entertainment's notorious April Fools jokes are normally good.

This year's joke is pathetic. I laughed more at how bad the joke is, rather than the joke itself...yeah...
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if you are a big WWE fan like me tonight is WRESTLEMANIA some in I look forword too evere year
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000
WTNT42 KNHC 312039
TCDAT2

MAJOR HURRICANE CHUCK NORRIS DISCUSSION NUMBER 100
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL1002012
1200 PM EST SUN APR 1 2012

…...MAJOR HURRICANE CHUCK NORRIS IS THE MOST POWERFUL HURRICANE EVER TO FORM IN ANY BASIN..... MAX SUSTAINED WINDS ARE AT 500MPH....GUSTING TO 550MPH. PRESSURE HAS DROPPED TO 652MB..... ANYONE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM PREPARE TO BE ROUNDHOUSE KICKED BY THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE THING ON THE PLANET EVER...CHUCK NORRIS...........

....DVORAK INTENSITY ESTIMATES FROM BOTH AGENCIES REMAIN AT
495 MPH..BUT AMSU INTENSITY ESTIMATES FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF
WISCONSIN CIMSS ARE A LITTLE HIGHER. THE INTENSITY IS SET AT 500 MPH
FOR THIS ADVISORY. NOTHING CAN STOP THIS INCREDIBLE STORM...SO CONTINUED INTENSIFICATION IS FORECAST.......... NOTHING ANYWHERE NEAR CHUCK NORRIS CAN CAUSE AN INCREASE IN SHEAR.......AND AGAIN, NOTHING INHIBITS
INTENSIFICATION OF THIS MONSTER STORM............NOTHING CAN STOP CHUCK NORRIS EXCEPT ANOTHER CHUCK NORRIS......... ALL OF THE
GLOBAL COMPUTER FORECASTING MODELS...SUCH AS THE GFS AND NAM...HAVE REFUSED TO WORK BECAUSE MAJOR HURRICANE CHUCK NORRIS DEFIES ALL MODEL GUIDANCE............
THE OFFICIAL INTENSITY FORECAST IS WHATEVER CHUCK NORRIS WANTS AND WE CANNOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT.....

THE STORM CONTINUES TO MOVE WHEREVER HE WANTS......... THE TRACK FORECAST AND REASONING ARE
ESSENTIALLY UNCHANGED. MAJOR HURRICANE CHUCK NORRIS WILL MOVE SOMEWHERE ....AND THEN HEAD TOWARDS YOU IF YOU WANT HIM TO GO OUT TO SEA AND AWAY FROM YOU.......... THIS STORM WILL MAKE LANDFALL SOMEWHERE BETWEEN ANTARCTICA AND THE NORTH POLE.......WE JUST DON'T KNOW WHERE.........

......YOU CANNOT GET OUT OF THE PATH OF THIS STORM AS THERE IS NO RUNNING FROM CHUCK NORRIS...HE WILL FIND YOU......OUR BEST ADVICE IS TO STAY INSIDE....AND DRINK MOUNTAIN DEW......

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS:

INIT 31/2100Z ?N ?W 500 MPH
12H 01/0600Z ?N ?W 515 MPH
24H 01/1800Z ?N ?W 525 MPH
36H 02/0600Z ?N ?W 535 MPH
48H 02/1800Z ?N ?W 540 MPH
72H 03/1800Z ?N ?W 555 MPH
96H 04/1800Z ?N ?W 575 MPH
120H 05/1800Z ?N ?W 605 MPH



$$
FORECASTER WXGEEKVA

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Welcome to the New Earth, brought to you by Big Energy and "us" overall.





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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
got to stop with the fake weather warnings before ya give some old lady a heart attack or something

I doubt somebody would believe those considering no where in my post does it mention the official NWS/SPC :)
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Omaha, NE: 91°F
Lincoln, NE: 91°F
...You gotta be April Foolin' me,
it's only April, not August!
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 125
TROPICALANALYSTWX13 HOME WILMINGTON NC
1200 PM EST SUN APR 1 2012

A TORNADO WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR...

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN INDIANA
CENTRAL AND EASTERN KENTUCKY
SOUTHWEST OHIO

EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM 1200 PM UNTIL 800 PM EST.

...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 4.0 INCHES IN DIAMETER...
THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 100 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE
POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
DAYTON OHIO TO 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BOWLING GREEN KENTUCKY. FOR
A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

DISCUSSION...MULTIPLE SUPERCELLS WITH A HISTORY OF TORNADOES OVER
CNTRL KY ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD EWD INTO THE WATCH AREA EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON INTO EVENING WITHIN EXPANDING WARM SECTOR OF INTENSIFYING
EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE. THOUGH REGION WILL REMAIN ON THE ERN
ENVELOPE OF STRONGER INSTABILITY...THE PRESENCE OF VERY STRONG
VERTICAL SHEAR AND ESTABLISHED SUPERCELL STRUCTURES INDICATES A HIGH
LIKELIHOOD FOR SIGNIFICANT TORNADOES. SOME CONSOLIDATION OF
NRN-MOST SUPERCELLS INTO A FAST-MOVING BOW ECHO SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE
WHICH WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD
DAMAGING WINDS. LARGE HAIL WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY SUSTAINED
SUPERCELLS.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 4.0 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 85 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25045.


...TROPICALANALYSTWX13

I Hope tropicalanalystwx13 is seeking shelter
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I always get a kick out of Dr. Master's April Fools blog.

This one from 2010 is my favorite of his.
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
1014 AM EDT SUN APR 1 2012

ALZ065>069-FLZ007>019-026>029-034-108-112-114-115 -118-127-128-134-
GAZ120>131-142>148-155>161-GMZ730-750-755-765-770 -775-021000-
COFFEE-DALE-HENRY-GENEVA-HOUSTON-INLAND WALTON-CENTRAL WALTON-
HOLMES-WASHINGTON-JACKSON-INLAND BAY-CALHOUN-INLAND GULF-
INLAND FRANKLIN-GADSDEN-LEON-INLAND JEFFERSON-MADISON-LIBERTY-
INLAND WAKULLA-INLAND TAYLOR-LAFAYETTE-INLAND DIXIE-SOUTH WALTON-
COASTAL BAY-COASTAL GULF-COASTAL FRANKLIN-COASTAL JEFFERSON-
COASTAL WAKULLA-COASTAL TAYLOR-COASTAL DIXIE-QUITMAN-CLAY-
RANDOLPH-TERRELL-DOUGHERTY-LEE-WORTH-TURNER-TIFT- BEN HILL-IRWIN-
EARLY-MILLER-BAKER-MITCHELL-COLQUITT-COOK-BERRIEN -SEMINOLE-
DECATUR-GRADY-THOMAS-BROOKS-LOWNDES-LANIER-
APALACHEE BAY OR COASTAL WATERS FROM KEATON BEACH TO OCHLOCKONEE
RIVER FL OUT TO 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL OUT 20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM OCHLOCKONEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL OUT TO
20 NM-
COASTAL WATERS FROM SUWANNEE RIVER TO KEATON BEACH OUT 20 NM-
WATERS FROM APALACHICOLA TO DESTIN FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
WATERS FROM SUWANNEE RIVER TO APALACHICOLA FL FROM 20 TO 60 NM-
1014 AM EDT SUN APR 1 2012 /914 AM CDT SUN APR 1 2012/

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...
SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...AND THE FLORIDA BIG BEND
AND PANHANDLE...AND ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATER
THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE REGION. A FEW OF THESE STORMS COULD
BRIEFLY BECOME STRONG LATE IN THE AFTERNOON WITH SMALL HAIL AND
GUSTY WINDS THE PRIMARY THREAT. ANY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE
EXPECTED TO DIMINISH A COUPLE HOURS AFTER SUNSET.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...

NO HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT ANTICIPATED TODAY.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WEBSITE ON THE INTERNET AT WEATHER.GOV...THEN CLICK ON YOUR AREA
OF INTEREST ON THE NATIONAL MAP.

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BARRY/GODSEY
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Yeah, that's about as cool as Mayo in the face..
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got to stop with the fake weather warnings before ya give some old lady a heart attack or something
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 125
TROPICALANALYSTWX13 HOME WILMINGTON NC
1200 PM EST SUN APR 1 2012

A TORNADO WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR...

CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN INDIANA
CENTRAL AND EASTERN KENTUCKY
SOUTHWEST OHIO

EFFECTIVE THIS SUNDAY AFTERNOON FROM 1200 PM UNTIL 800 PM EST.

...THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION...

DESTRUCTIVE TORNADOES...LARGE HAIL TO 4.0 INCHES IN DIAMETER...
THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS TO 100 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE
POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 105 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 25 MILES NORTH NORTHEAST OF
DAYTON OHIO TO 30 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BOWLING GREEN KENTUCKY. FOR
A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU8).

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

DISCUSSION...MULTIPLE SUPERCELLS WITH A HISTORY OF TORNADOES OVER
CNTRL KY ARE EXPECTED TO SPREAD EWD INTO THE WATCH AREA EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON INTO EVENING WITHIN EXPANDING WARM SECTOR OF INTENSIFYING
EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE. THOUGH REGION WILL REMAIN ON THE ERN
ENVELOPE OF STRONGER INSTABILITY...THE PRESENCE OF VERY STRONG
VERTICAL SHEAR AND ESTABLISHED SUPERCELL STRUCTURES INDICATES A HIGH
LIKELIHOOD FOR SIGNIFICANT TORNADOES. SOME CONSOLIDATION OF
NRN-MOST SUPERCELLS INTO A FAST-MOVING BOW ECHO SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE
WHICH WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY ENHANCE THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD
DAMAGING WINDS. LARGE HAIL WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY SUSTAINED
SUPERCELLS.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 4.0 INCHES. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE
WIND GUSTS TO 85 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO
450. MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 25045.


...TROPICALANALYSTWX13

I'm doomed! D=

Lol. Good one.
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That heat blob continues today before fading out overt he next week (in fact, a week from now temperatures across the United States will be as close to normal as they have been for nearly an entire month). Today's high temperature anomalies):

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Who was it that said,.."there's one born every minute?"


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FORECASTER AMEISTER12
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New Offshore Waters Forecast Zones

The Tropical Analysis Forecast Branch (TAFB) of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center
will begin producing gridded offshore waters forecasts through the use of the AWIPS
Gridded Forecast Editor (GFE) for the Caribbean Sea, the southwest and tropical North
Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico, effective 1800 UTC (2 p.m. EDT) on April 3,
2012.
In addition, nine forecasts zones currently covering the TAFB area of responsibility will
be subdivided into thirty-two zones. The smaller zones will result in more concise and
areal specific forecasts for the marine community. These two additions represent the
most significant changes in TAFB's marine program since the unit acquired marine
forecast responsibilities in 1988.
“This will be a culmination of nearly five years of planning and executing a vision of
producing gridded marine forecasts over large forecast domains,” said Hugh Cobb,
Chief of the Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch. “Many individuals played a key role
in carrying out this vision. I am very proud that TAFB has taken the lead in this effort.”
Through the production of gridded marine forecasts in GFE, a forecaster can provide
high resolution forecasts for many weather parameters. While this has already been
done in the U.S. coastal waters zones, basin-wide gridded forecasts are a new
challenge in the AWIPS/GFE environment for national marine centers due to the large
areal coverage.
NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center and the National Weather Service forecast office in
Honolulu, Hawaii, are expected to introduce gridded marine forecasts soon.
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Quoting Ameister12:
What do we have here?

SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1100 AM EDT SUN APR 1 2012

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

1. A LOW PRESSURE AREA LOCATED ABOUT 300 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA
HAS DEVELOPED SOME SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
NEAR ITS CENTER. IN ADDITION...SATELLITE DATA AND SHIP REPORTS
INDICATE GALE-FORCE WINDS ARE OCCURRING NORTH OF THE CENTER. SLOW
DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE DURING THE COUPLE OF DAYS AS
IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT ABOUT 10 MPH. THERE IS A LOW
CHANCE...20 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM DEVELOPING INTO A SUBTROPICAL
OR TROPICAL CYCLONE BEFORE CONDITIONS BECOME LESS FAVORABLE IN
ABOUT 48 HOURS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS LOW CAN BE FOUND IN
HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NHC/TROPICAL ANALYSIS AND
FORECAST BRANCH...UNDER AWIPS HEADER NFDHSFAT2 AND WMO HEADER
FZNT02 KNHC. ANOTHER SPECIAL OUTLOOK WILL BE ISSUED ON MONDAY...
OR SOONER IF NECESSARY.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$
FORECASTER AMEISTER12


Unexpected!
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Quoting Ameister12:
What do we have here?

SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
1100 AM EDT SUN APR 1 2012

FOR THE NORTH ATLANTIC...CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE GULF OF MEXICO...

1. A LOW PRESSURE AREA LOCATED ABOUT 300 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA
HAS DEVELOPED SOME SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
NEAR ITS CENTER. IN ADDITION...SATELLITE DATA AND SHIP REPORTS
INDICATE GALE-FORCE WINDS ARE OCCURRING NORTH OF THE CENTER. SLOW
DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE DURING THE COUPLE OF DAYS AS
IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT ABOUT 10 MPH. THERE IS A LOW
CHANCE...20 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM DEVELOPING INTO A SUBTROPICAL
OR TROPICAL CYCLONE BEFORE CONDITIONS BECOME LESS FAVORABLE IN
ABOUT 48 HOURS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS LOW CAN BE FOUND IN
HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NHC/TROPICAL ANALYSIS AND
FORECAST BRANCH...UNDER AWIPS HEADER NFDHSFAT2 AND WMO HEADER
FZNT02 KNHC. ANOTHER SPECIAL OUTLOOK WILL BE ISSUED ON MONDAY...
OR SOONER IF NECESSARY.

ELSEWHERE...TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.

$$
FORECASTER AMEISTER12

Very funny!
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1069 aspectre: Good news: a recently discovered colony of penguins has undergone uniquely rapid evolution to adapt to ClimateChange caused by AnthropogenicGlobalWarming.

1070 GeoffreyWPB: Good news indeed!

What I wanna know is how the penguins were able to so quickly arrive at the conclusion that Man was to blame for the Warming phenomena.
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Atlantic - Caribbean Sea - Gulf of Mexico
Tropical Weather Outlook (en Espaol*)
645 AM EST THU FEB 9 2012 Tropical Weather Discussion
805 AM EDT SUN APR 01 2012

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.

Eastern Pacific (out to 140W)
Tropical Weather Outlook
400 PM PST WED NOV 30 2011 Tropical Weather Discussion
1605 UTC SUN APR 01 2012

There are no tropical cyclones at this time.
*Spanish translations courtesy of the NWS San Juan Weather Forecast Office


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Thanks Dr. Masters....good morning to all again
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Thanks Dr. Masters

Haven't heard much news about how Vietnam fared with Pakhar...

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www.nhc.noaa.gov




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I decided to get rid of this April Fool's joke. Sorry for posting it in the first place for people who were enraged by it.
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Quoting AstroHurricane001:
Happy New Year!

The Iowa supercells on Thursday gave snow and hail to places as far as Michigan, the Niagara Peninsula and upstate New York Saturday.


what??
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Happy New Year!

The Iowa supercells on Thursday gave snow and hail to places as far as Michigan, the Niagara Peninsula and upstate New York Saturday.
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1090 presslord: Rogue wave sidebar: Until the last 30 years or so, they were thought to be simply the stuff of sailor's imaginative lore.....relatively recent satellite technology has been able to document the reality of this phenomenon...

Same thing is true about red sprites. So rarely seen that even the pilots who saw them were surprised at how true their tradecraft "folk tales" were. And even rarer were reports from the ground.

Due to timing nearly coincident to LARGE lightning bolts, the comparatively dim red light of the overwhelmingly vast majority of sprites were missed entirely, washed out of vision and photos by the temporary flash-blindness caused by the bright white lightning.
It was only after '87 that scientists began photographing and studying the phenomenum, and that techniques leading to deliberate capture of sprite images on film were developed.
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