March 2012: warmest in U.S. history

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:12 PM GMT on April 10, 2012

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Not only was March 2012 the warmest March in the U.S. since record keeping began in 1895, it was also the second most extreme month for warmth in U.S. history, said NOAA yesterday, in their monthly "State of the Climate" report. The average temperature of 51.1°F was 8.6 degrees above the 20th century average for March, and 0.5°F warmer than the previous warmest March in 1910. Of the more than 1,400 months that have passed since the U.S. weather records began in 1895, only one month--January 2006--had a larger departure from its average temperature than March 2012. A remarkable 25 states east of the Rockies had their warmest March on record, and an additional 15 states had a top-ten warmest March. Only four states were cooler than average, with Alaska being the coldest (tenth coldest March on record.)


Figure 1. Temperature rankings for March 2012 in the Contiguous U.S. Twenty five states set records for warmest March in the 118-year records (red colors.) Image credit: NOAA.

March 2012: most daily records broken of any month since July 1936
A wunderground analysis of weather records from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center temperature record database reveals that more daily high temperature records were broken in March in 2012 than for any month except July 1936, going back at least 100 years. Fully 11.3% of all daily high temperature records for the month of March in the U.S. are now held by the year 2012, for the 550 stations in NOAA's National Climatic Data Center database that have weather records extending back at least 100 years. The only month in U.S. history holding a higher percentage of daily temperatures records is July 1936. That month holds 14.4% of all the U.S. high temperature records for the month of July. That month occurred in the great Dust Bowl summer of 1936, the hottest summer in U.S. history.



Summer in March 2012: records not merely smashed, but obliterated
Among the 15,000 daily records for warmth set in March 2012 were 21 truly astonishing ones: cases where the low temperature for the day beat the previous high temperature for the day. It is quite rare for a weather station with a 50+ year period of record to break a daily temperature record by more than 10°F. During "Summer in March, 2012", beating daily records by 10° - 20°F was commonplace, and NOAA lists 44 cases where a daily record was broken by more than 22°F. Extraordinarily, four stations broke a record for the date by 30°F or more. Canada holds the most surreal record of this nature during the "Summer in March, 2012" heat wave: Western Head, Nova Scotia hit 29.2°C (85°F) on March 22, breaking their previous record for the date (10.6°C in 1969) by 18.6°C (33.5°F.) Canada also had several stations break their all-time warmest April temperature records in March.



Last 3 months and 12 months were the warmest on record
The previous 12-month period (April 2011 -March 2012), which includes the second hottest summer (June-August) and fourth warmest winter (December-February), was the warmest such period for the contiguous United States. The year-to-date period (January - March) was also the warmest on record. NOAA's U.S. Climate Extremes Index, an index that tracks the highest 10 percent and lowest 10 percent of extremes in temperature, precipitation, and drought, was 39 percent, nearly twice the long-term average and the highest value on record for the January - March period. The predominant factor was the large area experiencing extremes in warm daily maximum and minimum temperatures.

Analyzing the "Summer in March, 2012" heat wave
Dr. Martin Hoerling of NOAA's Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder has posted a thorough analysis of the heat wave, which he calls, "Meteorological March Madness 2012". He explains that the event was probably a natural phenomenon, one that was predicted more than a month in advance by NOAA's long-range CFS model. A similar, though not as intense heat wave occurred in March 1910. However, he notes that the approximate 0.5 - 1°C warming in the Ohio Valley/Midwest U.S. in recent decades--due to human-caused emission of heat trapping gases like carbon dioxide--has significantly increased the odds of major heat waves occurring. He speculates that the odds of a 1-in-40 year heat wave in the Midwest may have increased by about 50% due to human-caused global warming, but that we really don't know how much global warming may have increased the odds of the March 2012 heat wave, saying "This issue of estimating reliable statistics of extreme, rare events continues to be a matter of active research." He estimates that human-caused global warming likely increased the intensity of the March 12 - 23, 2012 heat wave by about 5 - 10%, and concludes by saying, "The probability of heatwaves is growing as [human-caused] warming continues to progress. But there is always the randomness."

Jeff Masters

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Quoting nigel20:
April 10, 2011

April 10, 2012


Is it just me, or does it look like the ocean heat content has done a lot of catching up with 2011 in the last few weeks?
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It tells me, that we may get fewer storms overall but will have less warning for the ones we get that spinup in GOM.
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Jadnash

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And I thought the oldest on this blog were from 2005!

If your current trend continues, we can expect another comment from you in 2.5 years. ;)
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
Good afternoon to all. It has been a very wet first three months of the year in Puerto Rico,especially in March,and here are the stats to confirm it.



Link

Whats up tropics? Wow! That image tells it all
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Quoting weatherh98:


Is there an app for weather that gives alerts?!


In the U.S., CMAS has kicked into gear. Not an app, and alerts extend beyond weather. Right now will not reach all cell phones as not all cell providers are participating and not all phones are CMAS capable yet. Can probably check wireless provider's website to see if they participate and whether or not your phone is CMAS-capable.

CMAS is a partnership between FEMA, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and wireless carriers, to enhance public safety.

WEAs (Wireless Emergency Alerts) use a unique ring tone and vibration to signal that an alert has arrived. The unique vibration, which distinguishes the alert from a regular text message, is particularly helpful to people with hearing or vision-related disabilities. Alerts will automatically pop up on the mobile device screen and will be limited to 90 characters.

WEAs will not preempt calls in progress.

CMAS/WEA will not track an individual's locations or personal data, as it uses SMS-CB, a broadcast (one-way) technology. This assures that authorities cannot collect any subscriber-related data, including details on who is in the targeted area, who has successfully received the emergency alert, or who may have opted out.

Customers of participating wireless carriers with CMAS/WEA-capable phones will not need to sign up to receive the alerts and should automatically receive WEAs in the event of an emergency, if they are located in, or travel to the affected geographic area.

Wireless customers are not charged for the delivery of Wireless Emergency Alerts.

CMAS/WEA alerts are activated by authorized alerting authorities (generally, a local or State agency or the National Weather Service). The alerts are targeted to specific geographic areas, generally a county. If a CMAS/WEA-capable mobile device is physically located in that area, it will automatically receive and display the message. Every WEA has an expiration date/time and will be resent within the affected area until it expires; however, each individual wireless device will display the alert only once. If a wireless customer travels into the affected area after the WEA was originally sent, and the alert has not expired, they will still receive the alert.

Due to the 90 character limit, alerts will contain only basic information. In most cases the alert will only indicate the type of event (e.g. tornado), the time until the alert expires, and recommended action. To get more specific information, the best response is to check other sources of information, including radio or television, to see if there is a corresponding Emergency Alert System (EAS) message with additional details and/or local news coverage of the event.


Or, in case of severe weather, just plain look at the sky.
:)
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Quoting Jax82:


There is a large plume of smoke from NW to SE that is visible on satellite, and if you live around N Florida all you have to do is look up and see it. Everything has a red tint to it outside, and my car had ashes on it this morning and i live at the beach.


You guys need quite a bit of rain
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Amazing how warm March was over so many states. I thought the west coast was coole than that.
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Re: post #647 -- astounding pic of the US; you can clearly see the broad, dry air streak running from northwest to southeast, reaching from the Midwest to extreme NE Florida/SE Georgia. Looks like a strip of pavement!
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Very potent jet coming on the west coast..
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Good afternoon to all. It has been a very wet first three months of the year in Puerto Rico,especially in March,and here are the stats to confirm it.



Link
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Aack! The smoke is headed back south toward me again.

The smoke is actually blowing away from the Suwannee area that has the worst drought catagory.(SW of the fire)It is trailing East and South East. see#653
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653. Jax82
Quoting RTSplayer:
The fire in Florida shows up as a black blotch on infrared, and then of course you can see the smoke now as the daylight is up.

I don't think the wind is favorable right now, because it appears to be blowing straight into the worst drought areas right now, though the surface winds may be a tad different than the smoke plume that shows up on satellite.


Fire on Satellite

In the past hour, it had radar reflectivity as high as 49, though on the past few frames it dropped off again to mid 30's to 40.


There is a large plume of smoke from NW to SE that is visible on satellite, and if you live around N Florida all you have to do is look up and see it. Everything has a red tint to it outside, and my car had ashes on it this morning and i live at the beach.

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Quoting Barefootontherocks:
F4
Weather synopsis for The Red River Valley Tornado Outbreak of April 10, 1979.
After the tornado, a thorough investigation of the damage was performed by Texas Tech University, Institute for Disaster Research, and the University of Chicago. Dr. Ted Fujita of the University of Chicago used these surveys to estimate the F-scale and probable wind speeds associated with the tornado. A detailed mapping of each house and public/commercial building in the city led to the construction of an F-scale map. Damage as severe as F4 was found along most of the track across the city. One somewhat unique characteristic of the damage was the wide swath F4 damage; many violent tornadoes produce only a narrow swath of their most intense damage. The width of the F4 damage in the Wichita Falls tornado approached 0.5 miles in the area of Faith Village and Ben Milam Elementary School (location #6).
Multiple vortices with that storm..
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651. WxGeekVA
4:55 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
It was just sleeting outside my class window... Unexpected!
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650. jadnash
4:49 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
OT - Wind map

Found a neat live wind map of the US...
This would be really cool if they expanded this format to
include the Caribbean..?

http://hint.fm/wind/index.html

-Jad
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649. nigel20
4:39 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting wunderkidcayman:


you know what this tells me
it tells me that most of the Caribbean is warmer than last year except for the Haiti,Jamaica and Bahamas area which was warmer last year and the GOM is also warmer than last year



anyway on other notes


whats up wunderkidcayman?
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648. wunderkidcayman
4:33 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting nigel20:
April 10, 2011

April 10, 2012


you know what this tells me
it tells me that most of the Caribbean is warmer than last year except for the Haiti,Jamaica and Bahamas area which was warmer last year and the GOM is also warmer than last year



anyway on other notes

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647. ncstorm
4:31 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
thats a big cluster in the plains



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646. nigel20
4:30 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting weathermanwannabe:
Good Afternoon. Here is a good earthquake monitoring link page for a good first look at current and recent quake activity; the Indonesian event is clearly seen as today's big red concentric circle.

Link


Thanks for the link weathermanwannabe
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645. nigel20
4:25 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting jeffs713:

I see the PDO... and El Nino starting to say hello.

Yeah, we are seeing signs of a possible el nino
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644. Patrap
4:21 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
M8.6 - Off The West Coast Of Northern Sumatra
2012-04-11 08:38:37 UTC


Tectonic Summary

The M8.6 April 11, 2012 earthquake off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, occurred as a result of strike-slip faulting within the oceanic lithosphere of the Indo-Australia plate. The quake was located approximately 100 km to the southwest of the major subduction zone that defines the plate boundary between the Indo-Australia and Sunda plates offshore Sumatra. At this location, the Indo-Australia plate moves north-northeast with respect to the Sunda plate at a velocity of approximately 52 mm/yr.

Large strike-slip earthquakes, while rare, are not unprecedented in this region of the Indo-Australian plate. Since the massive M 9.1 earthquake that ruptured a 1300 km long segment of the Sumatran megathrust plate boundary in December of 2004, three large strike-slip events have occurred within 50 km of the April 11, 2012 even. These earthquakes occurred on April 19 2006 (Mw6.2), October 4 2007 (Mw6.2) and January 10, 2012 (Mw7.2). In all three cases, the style of faulting was similar. These events align approximately with fabric of the sea floor in the diffuse boundary zone between the Indian and Australian plates.
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643. weathermanwannabe
4:19 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Good Afternoon. Here is a good earthquake monitoring link page for a good first look at current and recent quake activity; the Indonesian event is clearly seen as today's big red concentric circle.

Link

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642. RTSplayer
4:16 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
The fire in Florida shows up as a black blotch on infrared, and then of course you can see the smoke now as the daylight is up.

I don't think the wind is favorable right now, because it appears to be blowing straight into the worst drought areas right now, though the surface winds may be a tad different than the smoke plume that shows up on satellite.


Fire on Satellite

In the past hour, it had radar reflectivity as high as 49, though on the past few frames it dropped off again to mid 30's to 40.
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641. jeffs713
4:15 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting nigel20:

I see the PDO... and El Nino starting to say hello.
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640. nigel20
4:14 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
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639. RitaEvac
4:10 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Dang it, this company needs to be in the Houston/Galveston areas. They do GIS mapping and spatial analysis.

http://metstat.com/wp/
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638. weatherh98
4:09 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting jeffs713:


And its a good app. the first release was kinda "meh", since it listed my location about 6 miles away (when there are multiple personal stations less than a mile away, and an airport station with TDWR about 2 miles away). It has been vastly improved with the last update, and I actually use it on my home page for my droid. That said... wish there was a link of sorts to either the site itself, or at least the tropical pages once the hurricane season gets rolling (ADMIN - that means please pass this on to the powers that be).

In other news... I just added a post to my blog. Anyone only concerned about when a hurricane will hit your house, the blog won't be for you. Its about growing stuff.

A blog about growing things and stuff


Is there a way to comment on the blog on the app?
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637. weatherh98
4:04 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting jeffs713:


And its a good app. the first release was kinda "meh", since it listed my location about 6 miles away (when there are multiple personal stations less than a mile away, and an airport station with TDWR about 2 miles away). It has been vastly improved with the last update, and I actually use it on my home page for my droid. That said... wish there was a link of sorts to either the site itself, or at least the tropical pages once the hurricane season gets rolling (ADMIN - that means please pass this on to the powers that be).

In other news... I just added a post to my blog. Anyone only concerned about when a hurricane will hit your house, the blog won't be for you. Its about growing stuff.

A blog about growing things and stuff


Ahh I have it but I don't know how to set local I'll try and look at it tho
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636. jeffs713
4:01 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:


WeatherUnderground


And its a good app. the first release was kinda "meh", since it listed my location about 6 miles away (when there are multiple personal stations less than a mile away, and an airport station with TDWR about 2 miles away). It has been vastly improved with the last update, and I actually use it on my home page for my droid. That said... wish there was a link of sorts to either the site itself, or at least the tropical pages once the hurricane season gets rolling (ADMIN - that means please pass this on to the powers that be).

In other news... I just added a post to my blog. Anyone only concerned about when a hurricane will hit your house, the blog won't be for you. Its about growing stuff.

A blog about growing things and stuff
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635. LargoFl
3:59 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
looks like alot of the south and west are still bone dry........................................URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
716 AM MDT WED APR 11 2012

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL SCOUR MOISTURE OUT OF THE REGION
BY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WITH MINIMUM RH DROPPING TO THE SINGLE
DIGITS AND LOW TO MID TEENS. BECOMING BREEZY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. THE INCREASING
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL LIKELY CAUSE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...MAINLY WEST OF THE RIO GRANDE
VALLEY WEDNESDAY AND ALL AREAS THURSDAY. THE SAME UPPER LEVEL TROUGH
WILL BRING STRONG WINDS TO THE REGION THURSDAY INTO THE WEEKEND
WITH CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EAST OF THE RIO GRANDE
THURSDAY AND LIKELY OVER THE ENTIRE AREA FRIDAY.

NMZ110>112-TXZ055-120215-
/O.EXT.KEPZ.FW.W.0015.120411T1900Z-120412T0300Z/
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.A.0014.120412T1800Z-120413T0300Z/
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY-EL PASO-
716 AM MDT WED APR 11 2012

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITIES AND HIGH WINDS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 055...110...111 AND 112...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR LOW HUMIDITIES AND HIGH WINDS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055...110...111 AND 112...

* AFFECTED AREA: ZONE 110 SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS. FIRE WEATHER ZONE
111 SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY.

* TIMING: 1 PM MDT TO 8 PM MDT WEDNESDAY.

* WIND: WEST TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: MINIMUM RH FROM THE SINGLE DIGITS TO THE MID TEENS.

* HIGHEST THREAT: SIERRA COUNTY AND AREAS WEST OF THE RIO
GRANDE.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$
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634. nigel20
3:59 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
April 10, 2011

April 10, 2012
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633. LargoFl
3:57 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
without reprinting that long list of quakes in the northeast, it seems that area gets shaken, although mildly, 4 or 5 times a month..mother earth is restless
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632. RitaEvac
3:49 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting weatherh98:


Is there an app for weather that gives alerts?!


WeatherUnderground
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631. RitaEvac
3:48 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting JNCali:
wow.. you really sound .. shook up.. about it :P


5.3 shook up
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630. nigel20
3:48 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Haiti flooding kills 6, displaces hundreds
Link
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629. weatherh98
3:47 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:
I have an earthquake app on my phone for Iphone, but it sucks compared to the one I had for the Droid.


Is there an app for weather that gives alerts?!
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628. JNCali
3:47 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:
I have an earthquake app on my phone for Iphone, but it sucks compared to the one I had for the Droid.
wow.. you really sound .. shook up.. about it :P
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627. weatherh98
3:47 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting JNCali:
One of the things my kids are being taught in Language Arts (we used to call it English)in public school is to NEVER use sarcasm in email.


They used to call it English language arts not five years ago!!
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626. RitaEvac
3:45 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
I have an earthquake app on my phone for Iphone, but it sucks compared to the one I had for the Droid.
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625. JNCali
3:44 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting jeffs713:

It was actually a joke when I said it yesterday, but apparently, sarcasm and a sense of humor skips over a few people here on the blog. I'm somewhat enjoying responding to the hate mail, though.
One of the things my kids are being taught in Language Arts (we used to call it English)in public school is to NEVER use sarcasm in email.
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624. nigel20
3:43 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Good morning all! I see that we had two massive quakes in Indonisia 8.6 and 8.2.....luckily they were not mega thrust quakes. One thing to note as well is that these quakes occur on the "Ring of Fire"
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623. ScottLincoln
3:40 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting jeffs713:
that said... has anyone seen rainfall amounts from the training storms in Arkansas?


So far, we've just seen a few inches of rainfall. The training precipitation is mostly just shower activity with some embedded light thunderstorms.
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622. ScottLincoln
3:38 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting StormTracker2K:


From my Geology class in college my professor said that the more active means the bigger chance for a big quake down the road whether it's now or years from now.


An earthquake is generally caused by the sudden movement of two "stuck" plates against one another. If they are constantly moving, like the central portion of the San Andreas Fault, the chance for a big quake is reduced but smaller quakes are more common. The northern and southern sections of the same fault tend to "stick" more, which is why we see the bigger quakes in southern or northern California. The size of a quake on a particular fault can even be estimated with a small amount of skill, based upon how stuck the particular fault section is.
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621. weatherh98
3:27 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting jeffs713:

It was actually a joke when I said it yesterday, but apparently, sarcasm and a sense of humor skips over a few people here on the blog. I'm somewhat enjoying responding to the hate mail, though.


Alright I'll be an idiot and send you one:P
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620. jeffs713
3:26 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting weatherh98:


You want hate mail?! I

It was actually a joke when I said it yesterday, but apparently, sarcasm and a sense of humor skips over a few people here on the blog. I'm somewhat enjoying responding to the hate mail, though.
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619. weatherh98
3:23 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting jeffs713:
Oh... before I forget.

THANK YOU to all the wonderful people taking me up on my request for more hate mail. I'm thoroughly enjoying your baseless accusations of all kinds of intellectual wrongdoing and completely trite personal insults. I've received a few e-mails that gained a few chuckles, but for the most part, I am a bit disappointed at the lack of creativity in the personal insults. Based on this blog, I'm sure y'all could do better.

that said... has anyone seen rainfall amounts from the training storms in Arkansas?


You want hate mail?! I
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618. WxGeekVA
3:21 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting MAweatherboy1:

We are really overdue... Parts of the US (California especially) sit on an area that is as seismically active as Japan and Indonesia, and yet both of those areas have suffred several major quakes in the last 10 years while we have seen very few.


We havent seen any...
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617. jeffs713
3:18 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Oh... before I forget.

THANK YOU to all the wonderful people taking me up on my request for more hate mail. I'm thoroughly enjoying your baseless accusations of all kinds of intellectual wrongdoing and completely trite personal insults. I've received a few e-mails that gained a few chuckles, but for the most part, I am a bit disappointed at the lack of creativity in the personal insults. Based on this blog, I'm sure y'all could do better.

that said... has anyone seen rainfall amounts from the training storms in Arkansas?
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616. RitaEvac
3:18 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting MAweatherboy1:

We are really overdue... Parts of the US (California especially) sit on an area that is as seismically active as Japan and Indonesia, and yet both of those areas have suffred several major quakes in the last 10 years while we have seen very few.


If it were to happen, this is the year to happen
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615. weatherh98
3:18 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting Patrap:
Geology 101 is not a freshman course seems.


Yes i think it is a high school credit, I'm in the eighth grade and I'm getting a credit for "earth science"
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614. MAweatherboy1
3:16 PM GMT on April 11, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:


Seems to be releasing out far west, only to build up more pressure for the CONUS for a mega quake. Which is imminent

We are really overdue... Parts of the US (California especially) sit on an area that is as seismically active as Japan and Indonesia, and yet both of those areas have suffred several major quakes in the last 10 years while we have seen very few.
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