Tornadoes rip through Dallas metro area

By: AngelaFritz , 9:36 PM GMT on April 03, 2012

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At least three tornadoes have ripped through the Dallas metro area this afternoon, one passing between Dallas and Fort Worth, bearing down on the Dallas-Fort Worth airport but narrowly missing to the east. The other two tornadoes passed east of Dallas, one touching down near the town of Forney, where there were reports of impacts to the high school. The DFW airport issued a ground stop for all incoming flights and grounded all planes at their airports, and a spokesman said they were sheltering passengers. The airport is now closed while they inspect the planes for hail damage, and can accept no incoming flights for lack of a place to put them.

Residential neighborhoods were completely destroyed in the Arlington tornado, and tractor trailers were tossed like toys. Extensive damage was done to the Green Oaks nursing home and rehab center, which is just east of Lake Arlington. The Arlington tornado was on the ground for approximately 30 minutes. In addition to the tornadoes, trained storm spotters were reporting hail up to three inches in diameter, which is approximately the size of a baseball.

The mayor and city council of Arlington, Texas declared a state of disaster for the city when, just an hour after the tornado had passed through, it was obvious that the area had sustained incredible damage.

Tornado warnings continue to be issued, and the potential for severe thunderstorms with and tornadoes will continue through the evening in eastern Texas, Oklahoma, southern Arkansas, and Louisiana. The convective outlook paints a good picture of the tornado potential for the rest of the evening. If you're in one of these regions, stay alert for tornado watches or warnings that may be issued.


Radar reflectivity of the tornadic thunderstorms as they passed over the Dallas metro area this afternoon. The storms that produced tornadoes are circled, and Arlington, Texas has been pointed out on the map.


Tornado warnings (red) and severe thunderstorm warnings (yellow) at the time two tornadoes were passing to the east and west of Dallas, Texas.


Video of the Arlington tornado developing as it crosses US-287 near Sublett Road, from Twitter user @wesstevens.



Video 2. Dramatic video of semi-trailers being tossed more than 100 feet in the air by the Lancaster, Texas tornado of April 3, 2012.

Angela

Forney Tornado (ClockworkLemon)
Tornado that hit Forney, TX 4/3/12
Forney Tornado
Forney Tornado (ClockworkLemon)
Tornado that hit Forney, TX 4/3/12
Forney Tornado
Iowa Hail (RevMac)
A co-worker was describing the severe storm that rolled through eastern Iowa Saturday night and mentioned golf ball sized hail that damaged his home. He produced this photo as evidence. I told Nathan I would share with the WU family.
Iowa Hail
Large Hail (wecarver50)
Hail from April 3 storms in Dallas, Tx
Large Hail

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TWC saying tornado spotted near little yazoo ms
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Quoting weatherh98:


And I don't think the kids who have been around ( me and Cody) mind he's just gotta watch out for admin


Good Morning. Hopefully you were asleep, and not sneaking onto the Blog on a laptop, when the comment was made around 3:00 am.......... :)
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tornado warning in MS, raining today in S Florida where i am.
Might hail at my house in GA.
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Quoting KoritheMan:


Hey, watch the language. Even I have some sense of decency, and I'm one of the more foul-mouthed posters here (IRL too, actually).


And I don't think the kids who have been around ( me and Cody) mind he's just gotta watch out for admin
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SPC increased the area of threat for today.



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It looks like that Northern/Central Florida (Jacksonville, Tampa, and Orlando) will FINALLY get a decent severe weather event today/this evening.
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Post 790 that's a sure sign that El-Nino is on it's way. Looks like the Euro model is playing out well.

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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
CO2 'drove end to last ice age'

A new, detailed record of past climate change provides compelling evidence that the last ice age was ended by a rise in temperature driven by an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide.

The finding is based on a very broad range of data, including even the shells of ancient tiny ocean animals.

A paper describing the research appears in this week's edition of Nature.

The team behind the study says its work further strengthens ideas about global warming.

"At the end of the last ice age, CO2 rose from about 180 parts per million (ppm) in the atmosphere to about 260; and today we're at 392," explained lead author Dr Jeremy Shakun.

"So, in the last 100 years we've gone up about 100 ppm - about the same as at the end of the last ice age, which I think puts it into perspective because it's not a small amount. Rising CO2 at the end of the ice age had a huge effect on global climate."

The study covers the period in Earth history from roughly 20,000 to 10,000 years ago.

This was the time when the planet was emerging from its last deep chill, when the great ice sheets known to cover parts of the Northern Hemisphere were in retreat.

The key result from the new study is that it shows the carbon dioxide rise during this major transition ran slightly ahead of increases in global temperature.

This runs contrary to the record obtained solely from the analysis of Antarctic ice cores which had indicated the opposite - that temperature elevation in the southern polar region actually preceded (or at least ran concurrent to) the climb in CO2.

This observation has frequently been used by some people who are sceptical of global warming to challenge its scientific underpinnings; to claim that the warming link between the atmospheric gas and global temperature is grossly overstated.


But Dr Shakun and colleagues argue that the Antarctic temperature record is just that - a record of what was happening only on the White Continent.

By contrast, their new climate history encompasses data from all around the world to provide a much fuller picture of what was happening on a global scale.

This data incorporates additional information contained in ices drilled from Greenland, and in sediments drilled from the ocean floor and from continental lakes.

These provide a range of indicators. Air bubbles trapped in ice, for example, will record the past CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. Past temperatures can also be inferred from ancient planktonic marine organisms buried in the sediments. That is because the amount of magnesium they would use to build their skeletons and shells was dependent on the warmth of the water in which they swam.

"Our global temperature looks a lot like the pattern of rising CO2 at the end of the ice age, but the interesting part in particular is that unlike with these Antarctic ice core records, the temperature lags a bit behind the CO2," said Dr Shakun, who conducted much of the research at Oregon State University but who is now affiliated to Harvard and Columbia universities.

"You put these two points together - the correlation of global temperature and CO2, and the fact that temperature lags behind the CO2 - and it really leaves you thinking that CO2 was the big driver of global warming at the end of the ice age," he told BBC News.

Dr Shakun's team has now constructed a narrative to explain both what was happening on Antarctica and what was happening globally:

This starts with a subtle change in the Earth's orbit around the Sun known as a Milankovitch "wobble", which increases the amount of light reaching northern latitudes and triggers the collapse of the hemisphere's great ice sheets

This in turn produces vast amounts of fresh water that enter the North Atlantic to upset ocean circulation
Heat at the equator that would normally be distributed northwards then backs up, raising temperatures in the Southern Hemisphere

This initiates further changes to atmospheric and ocean circulation, resulting in the Southern Ocean releasing CO2 from its waters

The rise in CO2 sets in train a global rise in temperature that pulls the whole Earth out of its glaciated state LINK


It's a valid point though, why is Antarctica being exempt....
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Please send in the Blobs!

Many areas of Florida are +15" short of rainfall this year already. The early and continued warm temps only boost the evaporation. We can do without the wind but send us some big slow rain blobs, pleeeease!
Springs are dying, lakes are drying, and I am crying "send us the rain!".
I know it is early for this, and folks are rejoicing the low storm forecast, but droughts can be worse than floods.
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The SOI continues to crash and is well inside negative territory.

Link
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Potential for frost and freezes for many areas across the SE US come mid next week (From GA north and east) is where the coldest air will set up it looks like. This does not look good for many farmes across the 1/3 of the US.
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
740 AM EDT THU APR 5 2012

THEREAFTER...THE PATTERN WILL CONTINUE TO AMPLIFY AND TREND COOLER
OVER THE EASTERN PORTION OF NORTH AMERICA AS A SERIES OF SHORT WAVE
TROUGHS DEEPEN THE LONG WAVE PATTERN ...PARTICULARLY OVER THE
NORTHEAST STATES AND EXTENDING SOUTH ACROSS OUR AREA. WHAT THIS
MEANS FOR US IS A CONTINUATION OF THE COOL TREND FOR THE EARLY TO
MIDDLE PART OF THE WEEK...WITH MORNING FROST/FREEZE POTENTIAL...
PARTICULARLY DURING THE MIDDLE PART OF THE WEEK. THE EXACT TIMING
AND DETAILS WILL BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE TIMING AND STRENGTH OF
INDIVIDUAL SHORT WAVES ROTATING AROUND THE LONG WAVE TROUGH...BUT
RIGHT NOW LOOKS LIKE ONE POTENT SHORT WAVE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA
LATE MONDAY OR EARLY TUESDAY MORNING WITH INCREASED POPS ALONG/AHEAD
OF IT...AND THEN ANOTHER SHORT WAVE PASSAGE ON WEDNESDAY. SURGES OF
COOLER AIR WILL FOLLOW EACH OF THESE WAVES.

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Good morning to all. TSR was supposed to release their April forecast for the 2012 North Atlantic Hurricane Season,but technnical problems caused not to do so.Now it will be the 12th of April the new date.

Link
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Good morning, guys.

--While several inches of rain fell off the west coast of Florida near Tampa last evening, several more inches fell overnight in the Keys, and Miami looks set to get rained upon for a an hour or two this morning, my own patio, lawn, and car here in northwest Naples are completely dry--as is my trusty rain gauge. We received nothing.

--There were lots of readings in the low 90s across Florida yesterday, but I see that the town of Inverness reached a very summery 96 degrees. It's a little early for that, if you ask me.

--From Chicago NWS: "Freezing conditions are possible Thursday night into Friday morning across most of northern Illinois and northwestern Indiana for areas inland from Lake Michigan. A cool area of high pressure across Ontario is expected to build southward across the Western Great Lakes on Thursday and Thursday night. A cool and dry air mass accompanying this area of high pressure looks to combine with mostly clear skies and light winds Thursday night to produce a good potential for freezing temperatures across the area into early Friday morning. Temperatures could drop as low as the upper 20s, especially across portions of the Fox River Valley and points westward across north central Illinois. Although it is not uncommon to experience freezing temperatures this time of year, the record warm conditions over the past few weeks has led to a very early start to the growing season across the region. As a result, many plants and flowers have bloomed anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks early this spring. These cold sensitive plants will be extremely vulnerable to being damaged or even killed if below freezing temperatures occur Thursday night into Friday morning. All necessary precautions should be taken to protect any sensitive vegetation."

Not good.

--That coolness notwithstanding, Lake Michigan continues to warm, with temps running roughly a month ahead of the 20-year average:

Michigan

--Keeping in mind that April is just a few days old, this is nonetheless impressive: the number of daily high temperature records broken so far this month outweigh the number of daily low temperature records broken by 1,008 to 10, or better than 100-to-1.
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Upon actually reading the forecast, I see their only reason for denying the mean of the four analog years they picked is entirely because their recently used statistical model predicts it. If I'm not mistaken, this is only the second consecutive year in which they've used this hindcast model, making me very unnerved about believing it (they also admit that it predicted more activity last year than what was actually observed, so there's that too).

This season will definitely be less active than the previous few, but come on.
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Quoting weathermanwannabe:


Yeah. I was in Miami for Andrew in 92 and I think it ended up being a 9 storm season (Andrew was enough). I just scanned the Grey forecast and they note that sheer has been pretty high in the MDR. We know that an El Nino year will probably mean an early shut down to the season due to strong October sheer but we will have to see what the levels are looking like around the Sept 15th peak....I am going with 5 hurricanes at this point.


I'll be stubborn and cling to 12/7/3, because I don't see El Nino developing as quickly as everyone says.
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SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON MS - KJAN 326 AM CDT THU APR 5 2012
SVR T-STORM WARNING SHREVEPORT LA - KSHV 321 AM CDT THU APR 5 2012
SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON MS - KJAN 306 AM CDT THU APR 5 2012
http://kamala.cod.edu/svr/
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Well. Gonna get some sleep. Check back with Yall later during the day.
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Friday, March 30, 2012 McALLEN - Mayor Richard Cortez declared a state of disaster Friday after a fierce storm that Thursday evening pummeled cars and buildings, ripped roofs, set fires and left mounds of hail still melting late into the afternoon.

%u201CIt was, according to the national weather bureau, a very, very unusual storm that had a lot of hail over a small area,%u201D Cortez said. %u201CThe good thing is there was no loss of life, but it looks like a war zone in some places. People need help.%u201D

The storm hovered over Hidalgo County for about four hours, dumping a record 4.37 inches of rain at the McAllen-Miller International Airport.
...
Damage and flooding prompted closure of dozens of schools in Hidalgo County, and social media sites buzzed with photos of battered property.

National Weather Service forecaster Jason Straub said rainfall from the storm was the most for a single day in McAllen since recording began in the early 1940s.

Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Wicked-s torm-drops-record-rain-hail-in-McAllen-3447477.php #ixzz1r9QLTVEU


McAllen residents and officials are spending the morning collecting and disposing of hundreds of bird bodies.

[warning - photos]

http://www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=7 36487#.T31V19VXInm








http://stormchasermovies.com/pictures-of-hail-dam age-in-mcallen-texas-march-29-2012/
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Quoting KoritheMan:


Four definitely seems too low. But then again, I do have 2002 as an analog year, which also featured four hurricanes.

However, all of this is moot if a given community gets hit by a memorable storm. It only takes one. Always has, always will.


Yeah. I was in Miami for Andrew in 92 and I think it ended up being a 9 storm season (Andrew was enough). I just scanned the Grey forecast and they note that sheer has been pretty high in the MDR. We know that an El Nino year will probably mean an early shut down to the season due to strong October sheer but we will have to see what the levels are looking like around the Sept 15th peak....I am going with 5 hurricanes at this point.
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Quoting weathermanwannabe:
773. KoritheMan 3:49 AM EDT on April 05, 2012

Hey Korithe, Good Morning. I have not read the initial CSU Gray/Klotzbach April forecast yet but I think the initial numbers are 10-4 (meaning 4 hurricanes). I know we may be going into an El Nino year, but I would think that the actual hurricane number might be more than just 4. I don't have the crystal ball but I am thinking more like 5 canes if you get a real nice lull in sheer in the late-August to mid-September time frame....


Four definitely seems too low. But then again, I do have 2002 as an analog year, which also featured four hurricanes.

However, all of this is moot if a given community gets hit by a memorable storm. It only takes one. Always has, always will. In fact, I can scarcely find a year where there wasn't some kind of notable tropical event somewhere in the Atlantic. So, yeah.
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773. KoritheMan 3:49 AM EDT on April 05, 2012

Hey Korithe, Good Morning. I have not read the initial CSU Gray/Klotzbach April forecast yet but I think the initial numbers are 10-4 (meaning 4 hurricanes). I know we may be going into an El Nino year, but I would think that the actual hurricane number might be more than just 4. I don't have the crystal ball but I am thinking more like 5 canes if you get a real nice lull in sheer in the late-August to mid-September time frame....
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Frightening new piece on tornadoes.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/paul-douglas/tornad os-climate-change_b_1403642.html
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Quoting ColoradoBob1:
The baseball storms worry me. The greatest cost every year is hail. If most storms move to baseball hail we are ****ed.


Hey, watch the language. Even I have some sense of decency, and I'm one of the more foul-mouthed posters here (IRL too, actually).
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The baseball storms worry me.

It was 6 inches deep just North of McAllen last Thursday.
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Here is the recent "take" on the Blob from Miami NWS...It "organized" and held on to convection all the way across the Gulf from MS to South Florida.... :)

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
325 AM EDT THU APR 5 2012

...FEW STRONG TO SEVERE TSTORMS POSSIBLE TODAY-FRI...

...COLD FRONT FRIDAY EVENING WILL USHER IN A COOLER, LESS HUMID AIRMASS INTO SOUTH FL THIS WEEKEND-NEXT WEEK...

.DISCUSSION...A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS (MCS) WHICH ORIGINATED OVER THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY REGION THIS TIME LAST NIGHT ORGANIZED AND HAS MOVED SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE GULF OF MEXICO AND IS NOW POISED TO MOVE ONSHORE THE GULF COAST SOUTH OF NAPLES. THIS LINE OF STORMS IS HEALTHY AND HAS A LOT OF LIGHTNING WITH IT OVER THE GULF. HOWEVER, THIS IS WHERE LAPS SHOWS HIGHEST CAPE...WITH CAPE DECREASING OVER LAND AREAS. STILL, THERE IS SUFFICIENT CAPE OVER SOUTHERN AREAS AND FORECAST SOUNDINGS SHOW IT ONLY INCREASING THROUGH 12Z. GIVEN CURRENT RADAR TRENDS, EXPECT THIS LINE OF STORMS TO MOVE ONSHORE THE MAINLAND MONROE COAST AND MOVE EAST TO AFFECT THE MIAMI METROPOLITAN AREA...WITH LESSER CHANCES FURTHER TO THE NORTH. THE HRR MODEL SHOWS THIS SCENARIO WITH THE TSTORMS MOVING OFF THE SE FL COAST BY ABOUT 9 AM.

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SVR T-STORM WARNING JACKSON MS - KJAN 225 AM CDT THU APR 5 2012
TORNADO WARNING NEW ORLEANS LA - KLIX 221 AM CDT THU APR 5 2012
http://kamala.cod.edu/svr/
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Baseball hail for an hour , winds at 70 - 75 mph.

Last Thursday . In south Texas.
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A co-worker was describing the severe storm that rolled through eastern Iowa Saturday night and mentioned golf ball sized hail that damaged his home. He produced this photo as evidence. I told Nathan I would share with the WU family.

Last Thursday , 1,100 buildings were damaged at McAllen , Texas ..... Baseball hail for an hour , winds at 70 - 75 mph.
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Good Morning. The Florida Keys and tip of South Florida are about to get a nice soaking and gusts/frequent lightening from the "blob" that is about to come through during these early morning hours. Interesting to note that current radar indicates that it is starting to take on a frontal squall line characteristic of a typical Winter to Spring frontal passage even though it is not one (accompanied by cooler temps after the fact). The Blob has been interesting to watch over the past 12 hours and how it has been able to cross the Gulf and sustain convection even in the overnight hours.
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TORNADO WARNING LAKE CHARLES LA - KLCH 144 AM CDT THU APR 5 2012
SVR T-STORM WARNING NEW ORLEANS LA - KLIX 133 AM CDT THU APR 5 2012
TORNADO WARNING SHREVEPORT LA - KSHV 127 AM CDT THU APR 5 2012
TORNADO WARNING LAKE CHARLES LA - KLCH 122 AM CDT THU APR 5 2012
http://kamala.cod.edu/svr/
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CO2 'drove end to last ice age'

A new, detailed record of past climate change provides compelling evidence that the last ice age was ended by a rise in temperature driven by an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide.

The finding is based on a very broad range of data, including even the shells of ancient tiny ocean animals.

A paper describing the research appears in this week's edition of Nature.

The team behind the study says its work further strengthens ideas about global warming.

"At the end of the last ice age, CO2 rose from about 180 parts per million (ppm) in the atmosphere to about 260; and today we're at 392," explained lead author Dr Jeremy Shakun.

"So, in the last 100 years we've gone up about 100 ppm - about the same as at the end of the last ice age, which I think puts it into perspective because it's not a small amount. Rising CO2 at the end of the ice age had a huge effect on global climate."

The study covers the period in Earth history from roughly 20,000 to 10,000 years ago.

This was the time when the planet was emerging from its last deep chill, when the great ice sheets known to cover parts of the Northern Hemisphere were in retreat.

The key result from the new study is that it shows the carbon dioxide rise during this major transition ran slightly ahead of increases in global temperature.

This runs contrary to the record obtained solely from the analysis of Antarctic ice cores which had indicated the opposite - that temperature elevation in the southern polar region actually preceded (or at least ran concurrent to) the climb in CO2.

This observation has frequently been used by some people who are sceptical of global warming to challenge its scientific underpinnings; to claim that the warming link between the atmospheric gas and global temperature is grossly overstated.


But Dr Shakun and colleagues argue that the Antarctic temperature record is just that - a record of what was happening only on the White Continent.

By contrast, their new climate history encompasses data from all around the world to provide a much fuller picture of what was happening on a global scale.

This data incorporates additional information contained in ices drilled from Greenland, and in sediments drilled from the ocean floor and from continental lakes.

These provide a range of indicators. Air bubbles trapped in ice, for example, will record the past CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. Past temperatures can also be inferred from ancient planktonic marine organisms buried in the sediments. That is because the amount of magnesium they would use to build their skeletons and shells was dependent on the warmth of the water in which they swam.

"Our global temperature looks a lot like the pattern of rising CO2 at the end of the ice age, but the interesting part in particular is that unlike with these Antarctic ice core records, the temperature lags a bit behind the CO2," said Dr Shakun, who conducted much of the research at Oregon State University but who is now affiliated to Harvard and Columbia universities.

"You put these two points together - the correlation of global temperature and CO2, and the fact that temperature lags behind the CO2 - and it really leaves you thinking that CO2 was the big driver of global warming at the end of the ice age," he told BBC News.

Dr Shakun's team has now constructed a narrative to explain both what was happening on Antarctica and what was happening globally:

This starts with a subtle change in the Earth's orbit around the Sun known as a Milankovitch "wobble", which increases the amount of light reaching northern latitudes and triggers the collapse of the hemisphere's great ice sheets

This in turn produces vast amounts of fresh water that enter the North Atlantic to upset ocean circulation
Heat at the equator that would normally be distributed northwards then backs up, raising temperatures in the Southern Hemisphere

This initiates further changes to atmospheric and ocean circulation, resulting in the Southern Ocean releasing CO2 from its waters

The rise in CO2 sets in train a global rise in temperature that pulls the whole Earth out of its glaciated state LINK
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Kinda setting things up. GFS five day.

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Quoting Seawall:


I have to agree with you a hundred percent. Used to didn't like the terminology until I aged a tad.. then it sounds pretty good! LOL


I still find it derogatory in most cases. Even if the intent isn't akin to that, it's how I perceive it. It's a bit different coming from family, but if you're a stranger, it's a good way to ruin my evening.
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Quoting KoritheMan:


I would say it's a geographical thing. Which, considering I've never lived anywhere else, I'm inclined to say that would be a fair assessment.


I have to agree with you a hundred percent. Used to didn't like the terminology until I aged a tad.. then it sounds pretty good! LOL
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Quoting Grothar:


Don't forget the head nod. See they never listen to me. They think I am just here for the laughs. :)


Grothar, forgot there for a sec that you were young enough to be able to nod your head.. LOL My bad!
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Quoting Seawall:


Just trying to make some tips, I'm sure, and trying to get peeps back into the store. I don't think they meant anything by it; most likely just following instincts.


I would say it's a geographical thing. Which, considering I've never lived anywhere else, I'm inclined to say that would be a fair assessment.
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Quoting KoritheMan:
Just got back from work. On my lunch I went to Burger King, and noticed something particularly strange (well, I've always noticed it): the employees were calling the customers "baby". Why would we want to call someone we don't even know by a pet name? tbh, this has always kind of bothered me, even if I'm not on the receiving end. I saw someone with a shirt the other day that said "Don't bro me if you don't know me". I smiled on the inside. Just a little. Like, wtf people?

Anyway, just wanted to throw that out there. And depending on the type of word used, not only does it become superficial, it becomes creepy.


Just trying to make some tips, I'm sure, and trying to get peeps back into the store. I don't think they meant anything by it; most likely just following instincts.
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Quoting FrankZapper:
My daughter's birthday is the 29th. We will be there that week. She will be 7 and is REALLY into that Disney stuff.


You know where Dibbz LAN center is on Veterans? I'll be there. We can eat somewhere on Veterans if you want.
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Quoting KoritheMan:
Nice!

I'll shoot a WU email or something when it gets closer. We could eat together.

EDIT: Unless you meant you are going to Disney World on the 28th. In which case, forget about me and just enjoy yourself.
My daughter's birthday is the 29th. We will be there that week. She will be 7 and is REALLY into that Disney stuff.
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Quoting Jedkins01:


We had a nice downpour here and it gusted to 49 mph and plenty of lightning. It died down but has picked back up again with occasional lighting thanks to that convective debris rain region moving overhead.

The great news is as dry as its been, we are getting some nice steady rain for a while to wet the ground, because I believe we have a better shot tomorrow night of significant thunderstorm activity. SPC has a severe risk over us and convective parameters are looking good for tomorrow and tomorrow night. When it is too dry heavy rain just runs off but us getting rain tonight could make any heavy activity tomorrow night to soak in better.


I hope we get back to the good old days when you go outside in the afternoon to hot sweltering weather and in the distance would see anvil shape clouds and a couple minutes later it would rain, you know the good old afternoon seabreeze type thunderstorms that form everyday around 5-6 o'clock. I miss those.
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Quoting FrankZapper:
Were taking the kids to Disney World for spring break.
Nice!

I'll shoot a WU email or something when it gets closer. We could eat together.

EDIT: Unless you meant you are going to Disney World on the 28th. In which case, forget about me and just enjoy yourself.
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