Extreme storms and extreme heat hit the U.S.

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 5:50 PM GMT on June 30, 2012

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A violent line of organized severe thunderstorms called a derecho swept across the U.S. from Illinois to Virginia on Friday, damaging houses, toppling trees, bringing down power lines. The storms killed six people in Virginia, two in New Jersey, and one in Maryland, and left at least 3.4 million people without power. The thunderstorms in a derecho (from the Spanish phrase for "straight ahead") create violent winds that blow in a straight line. The traditional definition of a derecho is a thunderstorm complex that produces a damaging wind swath of at least 240 miles (about 400 km), featuring a concentrated area of thunderstorm wind gusts exceeding 58 mph (93 km/hr.) A warm weather phenomenon, derechos occur mostly in summer, especially June and July in the Northern Hemisphere. They can occur at any time of the year and occur as frequently at night as in the daylight hours. As seen on our wundermap with the "go back in time" feature turned on, Friday's derecho began near Chicago in the early afternoon, then marched east-southeast, peaking in intensity over Virginia and Washington D.C. on Friday evening. The derecho was unusually intense due to the extreme heat, which helped create an unstable atmosphere with plenty of energy to fuel severe thunderstorms.


Figure 1. Radar image from our wundermap with the "go back in time" feature turned on for 11 pm EDT Friday June 29, 2012, showing the derecho over Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Click on the "hour" button above the wundermap to advance the time by one hour to watch the progress of the derecho across the country.


Figure 2. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center (SPC) logged 871 reports of damaging winds on Friday. Twenty one of these reports were for winds over 80 mph. The highest wind gust was in Oswego, Illinois: 92 mph.



Figure 3. A dramatic change in the weather in Buckeye land: the temperature at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio dropped from 97°F to 68° after passage of Friday's derecho. The storm brought a wind gust of 82 mph to campus, and 0.86" of rain.

Historic heat wave topples Dust Bowl-era extreme heat records
A historic heat wave on a scale and intensity not seen in the U.S. since the great heat waves of the 1930s Dust Bowl era set new all-time heat records for at least ten major cities Friday. According to wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt, fifteen of the 303 major cities he maintains records for on the wunderground extremes page have set all-time heat records in the past four days. The only year with more all-time heat records is 1936, when 61 cities set all-time heat records. In 2011, which had the 2nd warmest summer in U.S. history, only ten of the 303 cities set all-time heat records during the entire summer. With the the hottest month of the year (July) still to come, 2012 threatens to rival the great Dust Bowl summer of 1936 for extreme heat.

All-time records for any date tied or broken on Friday:

109° Nashville, TN (old record 107° 7/28/1952
109° Columbia, SC (old record 107° on two previous occasions)
109° Cairo, IL (old record 106° on 8/9/1930)
108° Paducah, KY (ties same on 7/17/1942
106° Chattanooga, TN (ties same on 7/28/1952)
105° Raleigh, NC (ties same on 8/21/2007 and 8/18/1988)
105° Greenville, SC (old record 104° 8/10/2007 although 106° was recorded by the Signal Service in July 1887)
104° Charlotte, NC (ties same on 8/9 and 10/2007 and 9/6/1954)
102° Bristol, TN (ties same on 7/28/1952-this site now known as `Tri-State Airport')
109° Athens, GA. This is just 1° shy of the Georgia state record for June of 110° set at Warrenton in 1959.

All-time state June heat records set Friday:

113° Smyrna, TN (old record 110° in Etowah in June 1936)
109° Cairo, IL (old record 108° in Palestine in June 1954)

Also of note: Atlanta, GA hit 104° (its all-time June record), and just 1° shy of its all-time record of 105° set on 7/17/1980. The forecast for Atlanta on Saturday calls for a high of 105°F, which would tie for the hottest day in the city's history.

Wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt has a new post called The Amazing June Heat Wave of 2012 Part 1: The West and Plains June 23 - 27 summarizing the early portion of this week's historic heat wave. He plans to make a follow-up post on Sunday summarizing the records set on Friday and Saturday.

Relatively quiet in the Atlantic
An area of heavy thunderstorms, associated with an upper level low pressure system, has developed in the Gulf of Mexico along the Texas coast. This disturbance will probably move ashore over Texas before development into a tropical depression can occur, and NHC is giving it a 0% chance of development. The tropical wave approaching the Lesser Antilles (Invest 97L) has dissipated due to dry air, and is no longer a threat. None of the reliable computer models are developing anything during the next seven days.

Jeff Masters

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Not much heat relief coming, at least for the west... Maybe a little break in the Southeast...

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May marked the 36th consecutive May and 327th consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last below-average temperature May was May 1976 and the last below-average temperature month was February 1985.

State of the Climate
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National Climatic Data Center
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Quoting Hurricanes305:


Don't be ill-prepared for a storm just because of an El Nino. 2004 was an EL Nino year if I remembered.

Sigh, Charley helped me discover hurricanes, and weather in general, after I turned on the Weather Channel (wah wah) Good times.
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Quoting RTSplayer:
So what's the word on this month's June?

With all the daily and monthly records set in so many places, I figure we will roll forward by ANOTHER month on the "Hottest 12 consecutive months in the U.S." records.


This may be the hottest U.S. June ever.

I doubt it... The start of the month was actually quite cool for many... I believe we're finishing at or slightly below average here in the Northeast... Still a hot month compared to average for a lot of the country, but probably nothing historic.
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Quoting Skyepony:
Crazy stories coming out of the Derecho. Sadly a tent is not shelter from trees rings true again. Saw it's VA's largest non-hurricane power outage ever.



How about Graupel?


Well, never heard of it before. Have now officially expanded my knowledge! Guess we don't get much of that in Florida. Good one. Got one for you, how about Virga? Learned that one on a trip to New Mexico. Got any more?
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Barbados radar shows a few showers in the islands.

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So what's the word on this month's June?

With all the daily and monthly records set in so many places, I figure we will roll forward by ANOTHER month on the "Hottest 12 consecutive months in the U.S." records.


This may be the hottest U.S. June ever.
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Quoting aislinnpaps:


Actually, one of the things we did during Rita was to put a mattress wrapped in a tarp up against the window of the room we were in with the couch in front of it. No windows on that side were broke, but if they had, it was a barrier.


That's a good one. An extra layer of barrier never hurts.
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Quoting RTSplayer:
OMG...

The dry air and heat over Texas killed almost all of that first wave of convection...

I was hoping a bit more consistent and widespread rain that that would happen...

As it is, only the immediate area around Brownsville, and also south of the border, is getting good rains..

I guess the good news is the AOI is re-firing back near it's original coordinates again, so maybe we'll get another chance over the next day or two.

Sure hope so... if nothing comes of this, it looks like maybe another dry 5 days...
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Quoting RTSplayer:
OMG...

The dry air and heat over Texas killed almost all of that first wave of convection...

I was hoping a bit more consistent and widespread rain that that would happen...

As it is, only the immediate area around Brownsville, and also south of the border, is getting good rains..

I guess the good news is the AOI is re-firing back near it's original coordinates again, so maybe we'll get another chance over the next day or two.




and

Low clouds Gulf of Mexico LSU ESL

Our 700mb atmos made amazingly short work of that blob... three hours of dark cloud cover, a convective storm far South of us, and back to sunny skies.
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OMG...

The dry air and heat over Texas killed almost all of that first wave of convection...

I was hoping a bit more consistent and widespread rain that that would happen...

As it is, only the immediate area around Brownsville, and also south of the border, is getting good rains..

I guess the good news is the AOI is re-firing back near it's original coordinates again, so maybe we'll get another chance over the next day or two.




and

Low clouds Gulf of Mexico LSU ESL
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Getting some showers here in Antigua. It's raining on and off for now. Guess most of the showers might be early in the morning or "fore day morning' as we say here in Antigua.
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901 PM EDT SAT JUN 30 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL CHARLES CITY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
JAMES CITY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA...
EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL NEW KENT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
NORTHWESTERN YORK COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA...
CITY OF WILLIAMSBURG IN SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 945 PM EDT

* AT 856 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR HOLDCROFT...OR 7
MILES WEST OF TOANO...AND MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 40 MPH.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
NORGE AROUND 910 PM EDT.
WILLIAMSBURG AND JAMESTOWN AROUND 915 PM EDT.
QUEENS LAKE AND KINGS POINT AROUND 920 PM EDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS DANGEROUS STORM INCLUDE GOVERNORS
LAND...CENTERVILLE...EWELL...LIGHTFOOT...SKIMINO. ..FIVE FORKS...
OAKTREE...WILLIAMSBURG AIRPORT AND CAMP PEARY.
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Hmmm... long range GFS is also suggesting the AB high extending well into the eastern GoM for the next week, with some kind of frontal passage next weekend [7-9 July].

Could be interesting.
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My little corner of the country is Void of Heat warnings.
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Not staying on; but saw this weather story about how severe the heat wave is in the news. Some of you may have already seen it.
Link
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Took a quick look at the forecast for the next few days, and the key word seems to be stationary... seems like the Northern Hemisphere is gridlocked for a while.

I miss Ike on days like this...
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Quoting etxwx:
This is one way to stay cool in all this heat: find some shade and water. And that's no bull.
Oh...wait. That is a bull.
Hope everyone stays safe and cool today. ;-)


Is it looking at you? Something or someone sure got its attention
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Quoting Grothar:


They all went right by you. Lucky

Stop showing that dreadful map!!.It's like showing po...er adult content.
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386. Skyepony (Mod)
Crazy stories coming out of the Derecho. Sadly a tent is not shelter from trees rings true again. Saw it's VA's largest non-hurricane power outage ever.

Quoting JNCali:
Just read up on derechos.. had not heard the term before yesterday.. what else don't I know????


How about Graupel?
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


It was impressive that Puerto Rico and the Leewards were among the places that didn't got warnings on that hyperactive season.


They all went right by you. Lucky

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A friend of mine sent this to me - This could be the forecast one day !!

Link
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:

Seven unusual tips for hurricane preparedness

(ARA) - With hurricane season underway, those in the South and East are encouraged to revisit their hurricane preparedness plans. While stocking up on essential items - like food and water - and making necessary fixes - like boarding windows - are automatic actions for most, here are a few unique hurricane preparedness tips that homeowners might not normally think of.


BR


Actually, one of the things we did during Rita was to put a mattress wrapped in a tarp up against the window of the room we were in with the couch in front of it. No windows on that side were broke, but if they had, it was a barrier.
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Quoting Grothar:
Looks like all is clear for now that is.
I see a nasty high pressure system is still around for my area...
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TORNADO WARNING
VAC036-095-127-010100-
/O.NEW.KAKQ.TO.W.0015.120701T0037Z-120701T0100Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WAKEFIELD VA
837 PM EDT SAT JUN 30 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EASTERN CHARLES CITY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
NORTHWESTERN JAMES CITY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA...
SOUTHWESTERN NEW KENT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 900 PM EDT

* AT 834 PM EDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR
ROXBURY. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30
MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
PROVIDENCE FORGE AROUND 845 PM EDT.
RUTHVILLE AROUND 855 PM EDT.
HOLDCROFT AROUND 900 PM EDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THE TORNADO INCLUDE COLONIAL DOWNS...
SANDYBOTTOM...ROACHES CORNER...CHICKAHOMINY SHORE...WALKERS...
LANEXA...MOUNT AIRY...KINGS CORNER AND DIASCUND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPEAT...A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND. TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN
INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID
WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE... OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE
CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.

&&

LAT...LON 3740 7683 3726 7697 3729 7700 3729 7699
3731 7701 3748 7718 3750 7719 3755 7710
TIME...MOT...LOC 0037Z 312DEG 27KT 3749 7712

$$

JM
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Thanks KEEPEROFTHEGATE for post 370. I like all of them but had not heard the one about the towels under the door. One co-worker could have used that tip during Debby, their carpet got pretty soggy from water sneaking under the door due to the constant south wind.
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Round 2?
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Huge thunderstorms forming on the Western Plains.
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Frankly, I'm expecting a couple more storms this month, but more like towards the end of the month than now...

I'm predicting we'll at least see one storm.
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Quoting Patrap:


It was impressive that Puerto Rico and the Leewards were among the places that didn't got warnings on that hyperactive season.
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837 PM EDT SAT JUN 30 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EASTERN CHARLES CITY COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
NORTHWESTERN JAMES CITY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST VIRGINIA...
SOUTHWESTERN NEW KENT COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 900 PM EDT

* AT 834 PM EDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED A TORNADO NEAR
ROXBURY. DOPPLER RADAR SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30
MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
PROVIDENCE FORGE AROUND 845 PM EDT.
RUTHVILLE AROUND 855 PM EDT.
HOLDCROFT AROUND 900 PM EDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THE TORNADO INCLUDE COLONIAL DOWNS...
SANDYBOTTOM...ROACHES CORNER...CHICKAHOMINY SHORE...WALKERS...
LANEXA...MOUNT AIRY...KINGS CORNER AND DIASCUND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPEAT...A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND. TAKE COVER NOW. MOVE TO AN
INTERIOR ROOM ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING. AVOID
WINDOWS. IF IN A MOBILE HOME...A VEHICLE... OR OUTDOORS...MOVE TO THE
CLOSEST SUBSTANTIAL SHELTER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM FLYING DEBRIS.


835 PM EDT SAT JUN 30 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN WAKEFIELD HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
EXTREME SOUTH CENTRAL CAROLINE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
SOUTHEASTERN HANOVER COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
NORTH CENTRAL HENRICO COUNTY IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA...
WEST CENTRAL KING WILLIAM COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL VIRGINIA...

* UNTIL 915 PM EDT

* AT 829 PM EDT...TRAINED WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED ROTATION AND A
POSSIBLE TONADO NEAR LAKESIDE IN HENRICO COUNTY. DOPPLER RADAR
SHOWED THIS TORNADO MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* THE TORNADO WILL BE NEAR...
MECHANICSVILLE AND STUDLEY AROUND 855 PM EDT.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THE TORNADO INCLUDE HANOVER AIRPORT...
ASHCAKE...ATLEE AND CHAMBERLAYNE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TO REPEAT...A TORNADO IS ON THE GROUND.
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Quoting allancalderini:
I am sticking with 16 and at least 6 hurricanes and 3 majors and if 16 name storms does not occur I will accept the crow like today for 97L.


I dont think thats gona happend It will end like 11-4-2.
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Quoting ernesto2012:
my name is marsha im from the gulfcoast...we deal with hurricanes all the time here and i cant see anything big forming this year because of el nino..


Don't be ill-prepared for a storm just because of an El Nino. 2004 was an EL Nino year if I remembered.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Yes.Anything could happen.July is still up for grabs.
Frankly, I'm expecting a couple more storms this month, but more like towards the end of the month than now...

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Seven unusual tips for hurricane preparedness

(ARA) - With hurricane season underway, those in the South and East are encouraged to revisit their hurricane preparedness plans. While stocking up on essential items - like food and water - and making necessary fixes - like boarding windows - are automatic actions for most, here are a few unique hurricane preparedness tips that homeowners might not normally think of.



* Buy a local/state map: Whether you are waiting out the storm or are forced to evacuate, a local and/or state map is essential. When the power goes out, your GPS might not be fully charged or fully functional, so a map will ease many headaches when either finding the quickest way out of town or getting around closed/blocked roads.



* Do your laundry and dishes ahead of time: Having all of your clothes, towels and dishes clean and ready to go will not only give you more resources during the storm, but you also won't have to worry about finding a place to wash them since you will have lots of clean ones on hand.



* Place towels along window sills and the bottom of doors leading outside: The towels will act as an extra barrier to keep water from seeping into your home. This is especially important for any windows or doors on lower levels and in basements.



* Create a box of things to do: Boredom may not be the first thing that comes to mind when a hurricane is imminent, but whether you're riding the storm out or are staying out of town, you and your family aren't able to stick to your usual routine, especially when the power goes out. Fill a box with books, cards, magazines, crafts and other activities to keep your mind from worrying and your family busy. This is particularly helpful for families with young children.



* Have a backup generator installed: In January and February, most aren't thinking about hurricanes and power outages, but by having a backup generator installed when weather worries are minimal, it can save a lot of headaches come hurricane season. A backup, such as Generac's Guardian Series, is a great option since it automatically kicks in when your power goes out and maintains a sense of normalcy when all else fails. If you prefer a portable generator, such as Generac's GP Series, use the company's manual transfer switch that connects the generator safely to your home's electrical panel. Either way, you have a safe source of power during the outage.



* Invest in hurricane-proof windows: While boarding and taping windows is an important preparedness step, it doesn't guarantee that glass won't break. For extra caution, have hurricane-proof windows installed earlier in the year. The windows are made with an invisible layer of plastic between two glass slabs, so even if the glass breaks, the plastic layer stays intact keeping glass shards from flying around your house.



* Purchase windload and impact-rated garage doors: If hurricane winds bend your garage door it can lift your roof and damage the structure of your home. Installing windload and impact-resistant doors prior to hurricane season will help ensure the structure of your home is protected.



By having a well-rounded hurricane preparedness plan, you have a better chance of protecting your home and family from hurricane damages. Sometimes those preparedness steps you don't normally think of make all the difference, which makes it especially important to plan ahead.

Read more: RN-T.com - Seven unusual tips for hurricane preparedness
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Am I right in thinking the models are suggesting we'll get our usual 2 week break at the beginning of July?

Yes.Anything could happen.July is still up for grabs.
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Off topic - I just saw a commercial for a 'Hurrycane', a cane with three feet to it for people who use a cane. Basically it stands on it's own. Someone will make a mint of money for a very simple idea. Had to laugh at the name though.
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Am I right in thinking the models are suggesting we'll get our usual 2 week break at the beginning of July?

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Quoting Patrap:


Wow! I had never seen that graphic before. That's insane! Let's hope we don't see a season like that again.
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Quoting ernesto2012:
my name is marsha im from the gulfcoast...we deal with hurricanes all the time here and i cant see anything big forming this year because of el nino..
Like you would know!!!
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Well I was crying doom yesterday with all those yellow circles today they are almost gone. Goes to show you that reacting to short term appearances can lead to embarrassment. So since there is nothing exciting in the tropics, does anyone have a good hurricane story? Or interesting and unusual preparedness tips?
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The wave that emerged West Africa on Friday was introduced at 8:05 PM EDT discussion.

TROPICAL WAVE IS ALONG 19N22W TO 11N23W MOVING W NEAR 10-15 KT.
UPPER AIR TIME SECTION DATA FROM DAKAR SENEGAL INDICATES THAT
THE WAVE MOVED OFF THE COAST OF AFRICA BETWEEN 28/1200 UTC AND
29/0000 UTC. TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER IMAGERY INDICATES THAT THE
WAVE LIES WITHIN A LARGE SURGE OF DEEP LAYER MOISTURE. THERE IS
ALSO A BROAD CLEARING WITHIN THE SAHARAN AIR LAYER. SCATTERED
MODERATE CONVECTION IS S OF THE WAVE FROM 6N-9N BETWEEN 19W-26W.
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Quoting Tribucanes:
If this heat doesn't subside in the next three to five weeks, it will be the story driving a lot of weather blogs I would think. Is another high going to replace the one doing this crap now? Long term is miserable for upper Midwest too, it's miserable here in Wisconsin. Long term forecast to be ninety to ninety five for the next seven to fourteen. Wonder if it'll break after that?
I hate to mention it, but Russian heat wave of 2010...
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96W..
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609 PM MDT SAT JUN 30 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
WESTERN HAAKON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...
EAST CENTRAL MEADE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...
NORTHEASTERN PENNINGTON COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...

* UNTIL 715 PM MDT

* AT 606 PM MDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL UP
TO BASEBALL SIZE...AND DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS
STORM WAS LOCATED 5 MILES WEST OF BRIDGER...OR 33 MILES SOUTH OF
FAITH...AND MOVING SOUTH AT 35 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
MILESVILLE...BILLSBURG AND GRINDSTONE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH...PREPARE
IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE DESTRUCTIVE HAIL CAPABLE OF PRODUCING
SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...
PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
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Quoting ernesto2012:
my name is marsha im from the gulfcoast...we deal with hurricanes all the time here and i cant see anything big forming this year because of el nino..
Even 1997 that was a super el Niño had major hurricane Claudette and 2009 had major hurricane Bill.
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Quoting JeffMasters:
Wunderground and many other web sites using Linux are experiencing server crashes that may be related to the fact that a leap second is being observed today: link

Jeff Masters


I didn't know this was a problem for Linux. I just ran across that link on hacker news.

I guess the leap second is more powerful than Y2K. Hahaha... sigh.
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