Unprecedented May heat in Greenland; update on 2011 Greenland ice melt

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:53 PM GMT on May 31, 2012

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The record books for Greenland's climate were re-written on Tuesday, when the mercury hit 24.8°C (76.6°F) at Narsarsuaq, Greenland, on the southern coast. According to weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera, this is the hottest temperature on record in Greenland for May, and is just 0.7°C (1.3°F) below the hottest temperature ever measured in Greenland. The previous May record was 22.4°C (72.3°F) at Kangerlussuaq (called Sondre Stormfjord in Danish) on May 31, 1991. The 25.2°C at Narsarsuaq on June 22, 1957 is the only June temperature measured in Greenland warmer than yesterday's 24.8°C reading. Wunderground's extremes page shows that the all-time warmest temperature record for Greenland is 25.5°C (77.9°F) set on July 26, 1990. The exceptional warmth this week was caused by the combination of an intense ridge of high pressure and a local foehn wind, said the Danish Meteorological Institute. The unusual May heat has extended to Scotland, which had its hottest May temperature on record on May 25 at Achnagart: 29.3°C (85°F). Greenland's Narsarsuaq has seen a string of 3 consecutive days over 70°F this week--the 3rd, 7th, and 12th warmest days there since record keeping began in 1941. The ridge of high pressure responsible is expected to stay in place several more days, bringing additional 70° days over Southern Greenland. The warm May temperatures could be setting the stage for a big Greenland melt season this summer--the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) is predicting a 50 - 60% that the southern 2/3 of Greenland will experience above-average temperatures this summer. They forecast just a 10 - 15% chance of below-average temperatures.


Figure 1. Difference between the number of melt days in 2011 and the average number of melt days during the period 1979 - 2010. Large sections of the island experienced twenty more days with melting conditions than average. Image credit: Arctic Report Card

Why Greenland is important
If the massive icecap on Greenland were to melt, global sea level would rise 7 meters (23 ft). Temperatures in Greenland are predicted to rise 3°C by 2100, to levels similar to those present during that warm period 120,000 years ago. During that period, roughly half of the Greenland ice sheet melted, increasing sea level by 2.2 - 3.4 meters (7.2 - 11.2 ft.) However, the 2007 IPCC report expects melting of the Greenland ice sheet to occur over about a 1,000 year period, delaying much of the expected sea level rise for many centuries. While Greenland's ice isn't going to be melting completely and catastrophically flooding low-lying areas of the earth in the next few decades (sea level is only rising about 3 mm per year or 1.2 inches per decade at present), the risk later this century needs to be taken seriously. Higher sea levels will cause increased erosion, salt water intrusion, and storm surge damage in coastal areas, in addition to a loss of barrier formations such as islands, sand bars, and reefs that would normally protect coastal zones from battering by waves and wind. Additionally, coastal zones are sites of incredible economic and agricultural activity, which would also be negatively affected by higher sea levels. Currently, melting ice from Greenland is thought to cause about 0.7 mm/year of global sea level rise, which is about 20 - 25% of the global total, according to an international research group led by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, in an article published the latest issue of Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 1 June 2012. In 2007, the IPCC estimated that Greenland ice melt was responsible for only 10 - 15% of the total global sea level rise. Ice loss in Greenland is accelerating, and if current ice loss trends continue for the next ten years, Greenland's contribution to sea level rise will double to 1.4 mm/yr by 2022. The increased ice loss in Greenland is being driven by a combination of warmer air temperatures, warmer ocean temperatures, and loss of Arctic sea ice. Ocean temperatures surrounding Southern Greenland have increased by 1 - 2°C since 1990 (figure at right.)

Figure 2. Monthly unsmoothed values of the total mass (in gigatons, Gt), of the Greenland ice sheet from the GRACE satellites. On the horizontal axis, each year begins on 1 January. Each small + symbol is a monthly value. Between 2003 - 2009, Greenland lost an average of 250 gigatons of ice per year. In 2011, the loss was 70% greater than that. Image credit: Arctic Report Card

Update on the 2011 Greenland melt season
According to the 2011 Arctic Report Card, it was another very warm year in Greenland in 2011, which led to substantial melting of the ice. Here are some of the highlights from the report:

1) The area and duration of melting at the surface of the Greenland ice sheet in summer 2011 were the third highest since 1979.

2) Increased surface melting and below average summer snowfall in recent years has made the icecap steadily darker. In 2011, the icecap had the lowest reflectivity (albedo) of any year since satellite measurements of reflectivity began in 2000.

3) The area of glaciers that empty into the sea continued to decrease, though at less than half the rate of the previous 10 years.

4) Total ice sheet mass loss in 2011 was 70% larger than the 2003 - 2009 average annual loss rate of -250 gigatons per year. According to satellite gravity data obtained since 2002, ice sheet mass loss is accelerating.

Resources:
Wunderground's Greenland page.
Wunderground's sea level rise page.
Danish Meteorological Institute's extremes page for Greenland.

Jeff Masters

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Hydrus,
If you are alive and kicking out there?
What do you recon to Grothers map of the Atlantic high this year? It looks dangerously low in the latitudes and if and when something comes out of Africa its going to get railroaded into the Caribbean?
Thanks for the charts etc. Plaza.
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Quoting ncstorm:
18Z NOGAPS



C'mon NOGAPS I'm counting on you buddy, give me some 5 inch rain totals!
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another week of rain..NWS, Wilmington, NC

.SYNOPSIS...
AN UNSEASONABLY STRONG UPPER TROUGH AND ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT WILL
BRING STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TO THE EASTERN CAROLINAS
FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. DRIER AND SLIGHTLY COOLER AIR WILL
OVERSPREAD THE REGION SATURDAY AND SUNDAY FOLLOWING THE COLD
FRONT. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA TUESDAY MORNING.
AN UPPER TROUGH LINGERING ALONG THE EASTERN SEABOARD COULD BRING
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MUCH OF NEXT WEEK.

&&


.SHORT TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 330 PM THURSDAY...STRONG TO SEVERE TSTMS IN THE CARDS FRIDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING AS AN UNSEASONABLY STRONG UPPER TROUGH AND
ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT TRAVERSE THE REGION. SPC MAINTAINS A SLIGHT
RISK OVER THE EASTERN CAROLINAS FRIDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL NOT HAVE
NEARLY THE COLUMN MOISTURE WE SAW RECENTLY WITH BERYL BUT BECAUSE
OF SIGNIFICANT HEIGHT FALLS...BROAD ASCENT AND POTENTIALLY GOOD
SURFACE HEATING...TSTMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF TORRENTIAL RAIN...LARGE
HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. TIMING WISE A SQUALL LINE OR BROKEN LINE
OF ORGANIZED CONVECTION MAY ENCROACH OUR WRN ZONES IN THE MIDDLE
OR LATE AFTN...TRANSLATING EAST TO THE COAST IN THE EVENING OR
OVERNIGHT.


COLD FRONT WILL MOVE OFFSHORE SATURDAY MORNING...AND THE START OF
THE WEEKEND WILL BE MUCH IMPROVED COMPARED TO FRIDAY AS DRIER AND
COOLER AIR FILTER INTO THE REGION.

WITH ENOUGH BREAKS IN SUNSHINE SOME OF OUR INTERIOR LOCATIONS MAY
APPROACH 90...BUT SUSPECT DEVELOPING CLOUDS AHEAD OF THE UPPER
TROUGH WILL LIKELY KEEP MOST AREAS IN THE MIDDLE/UPPER 80S FOR
MAX TEMPS FRIDAY. MIN TEMPS SATURDAY NOT CLEAR CUT AT ALL DUE TO
TIMING OF THE COLD FRONT RIGHT AROUND DAYBREAK. HAVE OPTED FOR
MILDER SIDE OF GUIDANCE DUE TO CLOUDS AND WINDS...AND COOL AIR
ADVECTION HELD BACK WEST. MAX TEMPS SATURDAY COOLER THAN NORMAL
FOR LATE MAY...LOW TO MID 80S. UNSEASONABLY COOL MORNING LOWS
EARLY SUNDAY UPPER 50S INLAND AND COLD SPOTS AND LOW TO MID 60S
AT THE COAST.

&&
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This is a deep trough for this time of year..Strange pattern coming up..
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I think seasonal huriicane forecast numbers will be up I would say by 2-3 named 2 hurricane and 1-2 majors
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A new tropical depression has formed and looks promising to become a typhoon in the next couple of days.

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
CSU releases their updated 2012 Atlantic hurricane season forecast tomorrow.


Check their release on the CSU site betweenn 10-11 AM EDT.
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Quoting Patrap:

..congrats to Elon Musk and the Space X/Dragon Team.



Space X News

Dragon Returns to Earth
Thu, 31 May 2012 10:47:47 AM CDT


SpaceX's Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:42 a.m. EDT a few hundred miles west of Baja California, Mexico, marking a successful end to the first mission by a commercial company to resupply the International Space Station.


Watched it live on SFN.com today, man alive it was great to see an American capsule splashdown under parachute even though the video from the P3 was a bit dicey to say the least. In any way, what an achievement by SpaceX to do this, well done.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
CSU releases their updated 2012 Atlantic hurricane season forecast tomorrow.


Thanks
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..congrats to Elon Musk and the Space X/Dragon Team.



Space X News

Dragon Returns to Earth
Thu, 31 May 2012 10:47:47 AM CDT


SpaceX's Dragon capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 11:42 a.m. EDT a few hundred miles west of Baja California, Mexico, marking a successful end to the first mission by a commercial company to resupply the International Space Station.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
CSU releases their updated 2012 Atlantic hurricane season forecast tomorrow.

Hey TA...do you think they'll increase their numbers?
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
CSU releases their updated 2012 Atlantic hurricane season forecast tomorrow.


I imagine it will go up at least two named than what they where last predicting.
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CSU releases their updated 2012 Atlantic hurricane season forecast tomorrow.
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So here the next calculation of the Greenland ice melt theory, (with the pocket calculator of course.)
According to Aspectres comment at about 295. Greenland is loosing about 425 cubic kilometers of ice a year.
This is 425 million square kilometers at a millimeter thick.
Divide 425,000,000 by the sea area of the oceans at about 361,000,000 km² and we get:-
Sea level rise from ice melt Greenland alone of approx 1.177 Millimeters a year.
This gives a sea level rise of about 1 inch per 21 years at present rates, or about 5 inches a century.
There's going to have to be about an 8 fold increase in melting rates to get to a meter,(40 inches) in a century.
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.."and I wanna be a NHC fore-caster"...


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Quoting LargoFl:
hiya nigel, just posting til dinners ready lol..nice but HOT weather here today, tomorrow they say might get a lil bad with storms, but we need the rain

Yeah, you guys need the rain to break down the drought
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Quoting watercayman:


Really great information in your prediction. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you! I really appreciate it. I tried to balance it so that it was detailed enough to have a lot of good insight, but yet simple enough so many can understand.
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..whew, get ready ft meyers and sarasota..
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Quoting watercayman:


Thanks Largo - sorry - I should have been more clear - I'm pretty sure they issue another one around the 1st of June.
oh ok, np
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Quoting nigel20:

Hey Largo...what's up?
hiya nigel, just posting til dinners ready lol..nice but HOT weather here today, tomorrow they say might get a lil bad with storms, but we need the rain
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Quoting LargoFl:
sorry it came out april 12th..its all over the web


Thanks Largo - sorry - I should have been more clear - I'm pretty sure they issue another one around the 1st of June.
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Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:
When did posting 10,000 local radars become a thing here...
When tropics dead?
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Quoting SouthDadeFish:
Hi everyone,

In honor of the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season tomorrow, I finished my annual May Preseason Hurricane Forecast. For those interested, it can be accessed here:

Link



Really great information in your prediction. Thanks for sharing.
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Largo.....Yes, we have had quite a bit of rain in Palm Beach county, It seems the days that are forecast to rain it doesn't , and vice versa....Hope you made it to the Leon Russell concer last month Largo........The best.
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95W

Rainbow Top Imagery


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Quoting LargoFl:
sorry it came out april 12th..its all over the web

Hey Largo...what's up?
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Check out that low way up north at 60 hours on the 18z GFS run... 969mb is a major hurricane! (obviously that's not a hurricane being shown on the model) Very strong low for sure though.

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Quoting aspectre:
41 GTcooliebai: I guess I'll have to pack my things up and move. Look at all the major cities that would be under water in < 100 years. Now I assume without research this [6metre sea-level rise map] illustrates the worst case scenario.

For such a result in less than 100years, it'd be a worse-than-worst case scenario relying on exponentially increasing CO2 emissions and the entire energy content of the excess heat trapped by those extra greenhouse gases being focused solely upon the polar regions.

Realisticly, a 6metre sea-level rise is what would happen eventually if all fossil-fuel and agricultural (especially including land-clearing) burning were to cease immediately AND there are no "surprise"s such as ever more numerous and ever larger forest fires due to drought and invasive species, huge increases in methane&CO2 production as organic material frozen in permafrost warms&decomposes and/or total permafrost and shallow-seabed methane clathrate melting.

Basicly, we've already locked ourselves (or our grandchildren and their children for the pessimists amoungst you) in for a 6metre sea-leve rise in 300years or so, even assuming that we cease greenhouse gas production immediately.

I've run across only one Earth-based geo-engineering proposal that didn't read like something dreamt up by a cow pie.
And I suspect that solar-powered (whether Sun, wind, or sea) carbon-dioxide suckers won't work:
Most of the energy falling on collecters turns immediately into heat.
The electricity is turned into heat during the collection then transformation of carbon dioxide into other materials.
Add the energy-to-heat&pollution cost of making solar-based electricity generators with the energy-to-heat&pollution for mining&transporting&processing ores into chemical reactants needed to make the process work... along with the associated energy-to-heat&pollution cost of environmental bioremediation...
...even if the math does turn out to be favorable, such carbon re-sequestration is gonna be EXPENSIVE. And the lower the efficiency, the higher the cost.
i would not be too worried GT..its not going to happen,not in 3 lifetimes, antartica has 91% of all the ice in the world, its over 2 miles thick and the temps there dont go over freezing..
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Quoting LargoFl:
im not sure at all but i always thought it came out sometime in june?
sorry it came out april 12th..its all over the web
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Good evening again!

Daily SOI: -8.56
30 day SOI: -2.02
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WP042012 - Tropical Depression INVEST

Enhanced Infrared (IR) Imagery (4 km Mercator)

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401. aspectre
9:47 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
41 GTcooliebai: I guess I'll have to pack my things up and move. Look at all the major cities that would be under water in < 100 years. Now I assume without research this [6metre sea-level rise map] illustrates the worst case scenario.

For such a result in less than 100years, it'd be a worse-than-worst case scenario relying on ever increasing greenhouse gas emissions and the entire worldwide energy content of the excess heat trapped by those extra greenhouse gases being focused solely upon glaciers and the land&seabed grounded polar ice-sheets.

Realisticly, a 6-to-7metre sea-level rise is what would happen eventually if all fossil-fuel and agricultural (especially including land-clearing) burning were to cease immediately AND there are no "surprise"s such as ever more numerous and ever larger forest fires due to drought and invasive species, huge increases in methane&CO2 production as organic material frozen in permafrost warms&decomposes and/or total permafrost and shallow-seabed methane clathrate melting.

Basicly, we've already locked ourselves (or our grandchildren and their grandchildren for the pessimists amongst you) in for a 6-to-7metre sea-leve rise in 300years or so, even assuming that we cease greenhouse gas production immediately.

I've run across only one Earth-based geo-engineering proposal that didn't read like something dreamt up by a cow pie. And I suspect that solar-powered (whether Sun, wind, or sea) carbon-dioxide suckers won't work:
Most of the energy falling on collecters turns immediately into heat. The electricity is turned into heat during the collection then transformation of carbon dioxide into other materials.
Add the energy-to-heat&pollution cost of making solar-based electricity generators...
....with the energy-to-heat&pollution cost for mining&transporting&processing ores into chemical reactants needed to make the process work...
...along with the associated energy-to-heat&pollution cost of environmental bioremediation...
So even if the math turns out to be favorable, such carbon re-sequestration is gonna be EXPENSIVE. And the lower the sequestration-to-energy efficiency, the higher the cost.
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400. LargoFl
9:46 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Quoting watercayman:
Sorry if this has been asked recently - do the 2012 Klotzback (sp?) / Gray predictions come out soon? Already out?

Thanks.
im not sure at all but i always thought it came out sometime in june?
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399. SouthDadeFish
9:44 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Hi everyone,

In honor of the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season tomorrow, I finished my annual May Preseason Hurricane Forecast. For those interested, it can be accessed here:

Link

Also, I found it interesting how moist the Atlantic is today:

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398. LargoFl
9:44 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
Looks like the local channels here in West Palm Beach missed their forecast for rain all day again....All I hear at work now about the local forecast is how Kait Parker looks today....Go figure
you folks sure are getting your share of rain this spring huh..more on the way tomorrow they say
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397. CosmicEvents
9:44 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Quoting VAbeachhurricanes:
When did posting 10,000 local radars become a thing here...
I think it was 3-4 years ago.
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396. LargoFl
9:42 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Quoting Walshy:


Link
hey ty for that site, might take a vacation up there sometime, Ive been to all the southern states all the way out to california several times but never the northern tier states..thanks again for that
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395. PlazaRed
9:42 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Noting:- 295. aspectre.
"That 250Gigatonnes is derived from an accelerating trend averaged over 7years, starting with ~75Gigatonne loss between 2003 and 2004.
Greenland's 2010to2011 ice loss was ~425Gigatonnes.
A Gigatonne of glacial ice contains a cubic kilometre of water."

So Greenland has an area of:-

(2,166,086 km)

425 cubic kilometers are 425,000,000 square kilometers at 1 millimeter thick
So if we divide the land area into the 425 million square kilometers of water at 1 millimeter thick then we get:-
Approximately 196 millimeters per square kilometer of water loss.
This means that to maintain the status quo of ice on Greenland an average of 196 millimeters of water in the form of snow must fall every year.
That would be about 8 inches of water or about 80 inches of snow.
I might be wrong with the calculations as I'm only using a small calculator but I cant see 80 inches of snow falling on every square kilometer of Greenland a year, so the ice loss is probably true and if the water falls as rain it will accelerate the melting!

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394. watercayman
9:42 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Sorry if this has been asked recently - do the 2012 Klotzback (sp?) / Gray predictions come out soon? Already out?

Thanks.
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393. PalmBeachWeather
9:41 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Looks like the local channels here in West Palm Beach missed their forecast for rain all day again....All I hear at work now about the local forecast is how Kait Parker looks today....Go figure
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392. LargoFl
9:40 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
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391. Walshy
9:40 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Quoting LargoFl:
just curious, how many weeks is the Summer up there? is it two months or more? or is it shorter than that?..never been there but i hear there is some beautiful scenery in that state


Link
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390. Chicklit
9:40 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Statement as of 5:30 PM EDT on May 31, 2012

The National Weather Service in Melbourne has issued a

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning for... northeastern Seminole County in Florida southeastern Volusia County in Florida

* until 630 PM EDT.

* At 526 PM EDT... National Weather Service meteorologists detected a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail... and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located near Geneva... and moving northeast at 15 mph.

* Other locations in the warning include... but are not limited to... Deltona... Lake Helen... Maytown and Port Orange

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Severe thunderstorms produce damaging winds in excess of 58 miles an hour and or large destructive hail. Frequent to excessive lightning and very heavy rain will also be possible. If the storm approaches you... seek shelter in an enclosed building on the lowest floor. Keep away from windows.


Lat... Lon 2919 8105 2880 8084 2879 8091 2879 8097
2869 8108 2879 8132 2898 8136
time... Mot... loc 2130z 219deg 12kt 2879 8109

I don't get this; they are covering a very wide area here! Anyway, I'm off because my mother has dinner for me and I want to walk across the street before it starts coming down.Link Wundermap ECFL storms
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389. LargoFl
9:39 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Quoting hydrus:
It could get bad..It looks like the possibility of a moderate risk does exist.
yes they are starting to warn us from tampa bay southward about tomorrow into saturday morning
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388. hydrus
9:38 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Quoting LargoFl:
looks like an active day here tomorrow huh Hydrus
It could get bad..It looks like the possibility of a moderate risk does exist.
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387. LargoFl
9:36 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Quoting Walshy:
Statement as of 09:05 am CDT on May 31, 2012


... Record daily minimum low temperature tied at International Falls
MN...

a record daily minimum low temperature of 29 degrees was tied at
International Falls MN this morning. This joins the old record of 29
set in 1910.
just curious, how many weeks is the Summer up there? is it two months or more? or is it shorter than that?..never been there but i hear there is some beautiful scenery in that state
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386. LargoFl
9:35 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
GAC027-075-185-312145-
/O.NEW.KTAE.SV.W.0164.120531T2100Z-120531T2145Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
500 PM EDT THU MAY 31 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
CENTRAL BROOKS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
SOUTHEASTERN COOK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...
NORTHWESTERN LOWNDES COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...

* UNTIL 545 PM EDT

* AT 500 PM EDT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS DETECTED A SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING HALF DOLLAR SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 10
MILES SOUTHWEST OF HAHIRA...OR NEAR MORVEN...AND MOVING NORTHEAST
AT 20 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO I-75
AT EXIT 29 AND CECIL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT
AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

&&

LAT...LON 3109 8339 3097 8323 3080 8352 3088 8362
TIME...MOT...LOC 2101Z 224DEG 16KT 3089 8348

$$

18-WOOL
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385. Walshy
9:34 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Statement as of 09:05 am CDT on May 31, 2012


... Record daily minimum low temperature tied at International Falls
MN...

a record daily minimum low temperature of 29 degrees was tied at
International Falls MN this morning. This joins the old record of 29
set in 1910.
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384. hydrus
9:32 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
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383. Methurricanes
9:31 PM GMT on May 31, 2012
Quoting Patrap:
FRESCA anyone?


Short Wave IR
Its going to have to Battle some Dry air in the Gulf, especially wrapping in from the SW side, around the Bay of Campache as it pulls into the Gulf.
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