The June 2012 U.S. heat wave: one of the greatest in recorded history

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 7:34 PM GMT on July 03, 2012

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Intense heat continues to bake a large portion of the U.S. this Tuesday, with portions of 17 states under heat advisories for dangerously high temperatures. The heat is particularly dangerous for the 1.4 million people still without power and air conditioning due to Friday's incredible derecho event, which is now being blamed for 23 deaths. The ongoing heat wave is one of the most intense and widespread in U.S. history, according to wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt. In his Sunday post, The Amazing June Heat Wave of 2012 Part 2: The Midwest and Southeast June 28-30, Mr. Burt documents that eighteen of the 298 locations (6%) that he follows closely because of their long period of record and representation of U.S. climate broke or tied their all-time heat records during the past week, and that "this is especially extraordinary since they have occurred in June rather than July or August when 95% of the previous all-time heat records have been set for this part of the country." The only year with more all-time heat records than 2012 is 1936, when 61 cities of the 298 locations (20%) set all-time heat records. The summer of 1936 was the hottest summer in U.S. history, and July 1936 was the hottest month in U.S. history.

According to wunderground analysis of the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) extremes database, during June 2012, 11% of the country's 777 weather stations with a period of record of a century or more broke or tied all-time heat records for the month of June. Only 1936 (13% of June records broken or tied) and 1988 (12.5%) had a greater number of all-time monthly June records. I expect when NCDC releases their analysis of the June 2012 weather next week, they will rank the month as one of the top five hottest Junes in U.S. history.


Figure 1. Across the entire Continental U.S., 72% of the land area was classified as being in dry or drought conditions as of June 26, 2012. Conditions are not expected to improve much over the summer: the NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s latest drought outlook shows much of the U.S. in persistent drought conditions, with very few areas improving. The rains brought by Tropical Storm Debby did help out Florida and Georgia, however. Image credit: NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory.

The forecast: hot and dry
July is traditionally the hottest month of the year, and July 2012 is likely to set more all-time heat records. The latest predictions from the GFS and ECMWF models show that a ridge of high pressure and dry conditions will dominate the weather over about 80 - 90% of the country during the next two weeks, except for the Pacific Northwest and New England. This will bring wicked hot conditions to most of the nation, but no all-time heat records are likely to fall. However, around July 11, a sharp ridge of high pressure is expected to build in over the Western U.S., bringing the potential for crazy-hot conditions capable of toppling all-time heat records in many western states.

The intense heat and lack of rain, combined with soils that dried out early in the year due to lack of snowfall, have led to widespread areas of moderate to extreme drought over much of the nation's grain growing regions, from Kansas to Indiana. The USDA is reporting steadily deteriorating crop conditions for corn and soybeans, and it is likely that a multi-billion dollar drought disaster is underway in the Midwest.

The wunderground Extremes page has an interactive map that allows one to look at the records for the 298 U.S. cities that Mr. Burt tracks. Click on the "Wunderground U.S. Records" button to see them.

Quiet in the Atlantic
There are no threat areas to discuss in the Atlantic, and none of the reliable computer models are developing a tropical cyclone over the next seven days.

Have a great 4th of July holiday, everyone, and I'll be back Thursday with a new post.

Jeff Masters

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A woman makes a photograph of Mike Wolfe's pick-up truck as it lies under a fallen tree in front of his house after a severe storm in Falls Church, Va., Saturday, June 30, 2012. Wolfe's daughter Samanth Wolfe created the for sale sign as a joke. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
nigel. So far here in Puerto Rico,we have been thru scattered showers with a few cracks of thunder and yes,a few gusty winds in higher elevations. Let's see as the wave moves west,how much more rain will fall that is needed because of an extremely dry June.

Hey Tropics...hopefully the NW Caribbean will get some relief from the drought conditions. It's pretty dry here in the Jamaica though.

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Quoting BobWallace:


How about using some common sense, Doug?

We don't need to stop driving cars. We just need to do most of our driving with electricity from renewable sources. About 85% of our driving days are less than 40 miles. We could switch to PHEVs, do 85% of our driving with electricity, the 15% of longer days with oil, or better, biofuels.

We should soon have affordable EVs with sufficient range to allow us to do 100% of our driving with electricity.

We don't need to limit the size of our houses. We need to make our houses more efficient. We know how to build houses which require little additional heat and we can produce the electricity needed from renewable sources. Buildings should have solar panels to run their AC.

We do need to cut down on the amount of beef we eat. The amount and the methods we now use are hurting us.

More gardening and farming closer to point of consumption would be a help. But we can move food around using electricity.

We gain nothing by over the top statements of how "We've got to go back to living in caves to satisfy the greenies".

We have solutions right now that would cut our use of fossil fuels to an acceptable level. And our power and transportation would be cheaper than it now is.

Furthermore, just think of all those good American jobs which would be created if we would stop our political fighting and get on with the job of transforming our energy systems.


Yep, everything is at our disposal to make this world a "greener" place.

To produce such widespread change though, we need money and lots of it. There's also no widespread sense of urgency.

Those 2 things come MUCH MORE before the need or desire to reduce one's impact on the environment.

By looking at how this world is absurdly run, I don't see any real change for decades to come. By which time, who knows how much more water will be in the oceans? (to name one consequence)
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While in general I think Debby was quite beneficial for Florida Because it killed the drought, I can't say the same necessarily for areas further inland like in Pasco and Hernando counties, where some spots are still dealing with standing water around homes, because the excess water can't just drain off into the ocean like it did many days ago here near the coast.

Even though most of Florida is designed for handling heavy rain events very well, when you get 12 to more than 20 inches of rain in some spots in just a couple days plus another 5 to 7 for the month before the event, you are going to have flooding that won't go away for a while when you live inland. I can only imagine what 1 to 2 feet of standing water for 2 weeks can do to mosquito populations in these neighborhoods, ughhhh.

Apparently one NWS rain gauge in Hernando County that is INLAND, in a fairly low area had 22 inches of rain from Debby and had nearly 7 for the month of June going into the event. Some neighborhoods in that area still have 2 feet of stagnant water in them even now...


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Quoting Patrap:


I dont think Early Cuyler is gonna let go of the "Truck boat Truck" for that at'all.


Woooo, I'm Wild, yeah!




LOL
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Quoting BobWallace:


I don't know who Early Cuyler is, but once he experiences the torque of an electric truck I suspect he will be willing to give up diesel.

We've got an algae-biofuel plant opening right now in the Midwest. He can run his boat on that just as well as Saudi crude.


We grow a LOT of SugarCane down here, and well, we can run that as Ethanol till they catch up.

No schweat...





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Quoting BobWallace:


I don't know who Early Cuyler is, but once he experiences the torque of an electric truck I suspect he will be willing to give up diesel.

We've got an algae-biofuel plant opening right now in the Midwest. He can run his boat on that just as well as Saudi crude.


O man, you got to take Early Cuyler to YouTube and get back to me. Be sure to include Truck Boat Truck in the Tag Line.

: )
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Quoting Patrap:


I dont think Early Cuyler is gonna let go of the "Truck boat Truck" for that at'all.


Woooo, I'm Wild, yeah!



I don't know who Early Cuyler is, but once he experiences the torque of an electric truck I suspect he will be willing to give up diesel.

We've got an algae-biofuel plant opening right now in the Midwest. He can run his boat on that just as well as Saudi crude.
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nigel, so far here in Puerto Rico we have been thru scattered showers with a few cracks of thunder and yes,a few gusty winds in higher elevations. Let's see as the wave moves west,how much more rain will fall that is needed because of an extremely dry June.
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I just wrote a new blog for today.

Tropical Depression Four-E forms, disturbance behind it likely to become a cyclone
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Quoting PakaSurvivor:


Well the panhandle could use some more rain so not all of Florida is clear. Could of use some of the rain that came to Lake City and maybe the flooding wouldn't been as bad!


Yeah the panhandle hasn't had quite as much, well actually the southeastern portion of the panhandle got an absolute deluge from Debby.

Looks like we are transitioning towards finally a steady, classic sea breeze thunderstorm pattern for the first time this whole wet season. It's actually good we had Debby first to erase the drought though.
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Quoting nigel20:

Is the Texas drought strengthening? Hopefully all the drought areas get some relief sooner than later!



Yes is has but we are expecting rain in about a week, just doubt it will turn out to be alot.
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Quoting Tribucanes:
And if I many quote Keeper, and now we will go faster, faster, faster into the consequences of our actions to our Earth. If rapid climate changes have occurred in the past, and science shows that it has, then we can now only conclude that this will intensify and intensify quickly. The next twenty to fifty years may bring us to the realization that nothing can be done to stop man driven Global Warming. I've already come to that conclusion. If this continues to speed up, and it will, then unforeseen consequences will only be more and more often. Consequences on a level we can only now fathom. Polar Shifts have occurred throughout our earth's history too. Will we trigger the next one, and how many will survive to face what's left of what we created. Science looking into the future figures GW to be gradual in it's increase in the next 100 years with gradual rises in ocean depth and overall temps. If it goes as slow as scientists are predicting we many have a chance to combat it. What if it doesn't, what if we have no clue how bad and fast it's going to get. This would seem, to me, what is far more likely to happen; water shortages world wide will continue to rapidly decline, crop failures worldwide will lead to starvation and inflation, heat waves and cold snaps will increase greatly leading to devastation. Storms will continue to intensify leading to disasters ever larger. I think we are underestimating what's to come by a wide mark.


I'm a bit less pessimistic.

I think we're already getting hit with the effects of global climate change. The US is getting a big dose this year. Europe saw 50,000 people die in a massive heat wave a few years back. Pakistan and Australia have seen absurd flooding. The list is long.

We can't "stop global warming". We've already warmed the planet and we've got a lot more warming in the pipeline that is going to make things worse even if we stopped burning fossil fuels today.

The bit of optimism I have comes from the 2009 Jacobson and Delucci Scientific American paper which gave us a blueprint for getting almost 100% of the world's energy (electricity, transportation and heat) from renewable sources and getting that technology in place in only 20 years.

Link

I think that we are starting to wake up. Another year or two of the sort of extreme weather that we've been having and people are going to start demanding that we quit using fossil fuels. I'm not sure that will translate into shutting off fossil fuels in only 20 years, but 30 isn't out of the picture.

Do that and we should avoid the worst of climate change. Climate scientists seem to be telling us that we need to get rid of fossil fuels by 2050. That means we need to start working harder today.

Do that and we leave our children with a nasty problem, but not a nasty, nasty, nasty problem.
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Quoting CosmicEvents:
Here's a wild story. Happened nearby. Only in the Banana Repuplic.
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Link

BRILLIANT!
Good to know that there are Employers out there that are helping to set the pace in the realm of Stupid.
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A BROAD LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED ABOUT 300 MILES SOUTH OF EL
SALVADOR IS PRODUCING AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF CLOUDINESS AND SHOWERS
OVER MOST OF THE FAR EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN...INCLUDING THE
GULF OF TEHUANTEPEC. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO
GRADUALLY BECOME MORE CONDUCIVE FOR THIS LARGE DISTURBANCE TO
DEVELOP OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...
20 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS
AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT ABOUT 10 TO 15 MPH.
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Quoting BobWallace:


How about using some common sense, Doug?

We don't need to stop driving cars. We just need to do most of our driving with electricity from renewable sources. About 85% of our driving days are less than 40 miles. We could switch to PHEVs, do 85% of our driving with electricity, the 15% of longer days with oil, or better, biofuels.

We should soon have affordable EVs with sufficient range to allow us to do 100% of our driving with electricity.

We don't need to limit the size of our houses. We need to make our houses more efficient. We know how to build houses which require little additional heat and we can produce the electricity needed from renewable sources. Buildings should have solar panels to run their AC.

We do need to cut down on the amount of beef we eat. The amount and the methods we now use are hurting us.

More gardening and farming closer to point of consumption would be a help. But we can move food around using electricity.

We gain nothing by over the top statements of how "We've got to go back to living in caves to satisfy the greenies".

We have solutions right now that would cut our use of fossil fuels to an acceptable level. And our power and transportation would be cheaper than it now is.

Furthermore, just think of all those good American jobs which would be created if we would stop our political fighting and get on with the job of transforming our energy systems.



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Here's a wild story. Happened nearby. Only in the Banana Repuplic.
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Link
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Quoting pottery:

Showers today, on and off.
Cooler weather though.
Nice.

Some interesting performances in Florida last week in the Cricket.
I'm not impressed by the NZealanders.
Maybe we can beat them at the longer game too.

I should think so too.
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Quoting Tazmanian:

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
200 PM EDT WED JUL 4 2012

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

A TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED OVER THE EXTREME NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN
SEA AND THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS IS PRODUCING SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND A FEW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
LESSER ANTILLES...THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...AND PUERTO RICO...AND OVER
ADJACENT WATERS. A WIND GUST TO 46 MPH WAS REPORTED EARLIER TODAY
IN A BRIEF SQUALL AT ST. CROIX. GUSTY WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 MPH AND
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL ACCOMPANY SOME OF THE STRONGER SQUALLS

THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...NEAR 0
PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS
AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT 20 TO 25 MPH.



LOL

Wow...it's rather windy over the NW Caribbean.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
it ok its extra fresca day for pat

Oh, that's OK then.
I was concerned for a while there.
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Quoting BobWallace:


How about using some common sense, Doug?

We don't need to stop driving cars. We just need to do most of our driving with electricity from renewable sources. About 85% of our driving days are less than 40 miles. We could switch to PHEVs, do 85% of our driving with electricity, the 15% of longer days with oil, or better, biofuels.

We should soon have affordable EVs with sufficient range to allow us to do 100% of our driving with electricity.

We don't need to limit the size of our houses. We need to make our houses more efficient. We know how to build houses which require little additional heat and we can produce the electricity needed from renewable sources. Buildings should have solar panels to run their AC.

We do need to cut down on the amount of beef we eat. The amount and the methods we now use are hurting us.

More gardening and farming closer to point of consumption would be a help. But we can move food around using electricity.

We gain nothing by over the top statements of how "We've got to go back to living in caves to satisfy the greenies".

We have solutions right now that would cut our use of fossil fuels to an acceptable level. And our power and transportation would be cheaper than it now is.

Furthermore, just think of all those good American jobs which would be created if we would stop our political fighting and get on with the job of transforming our energy systems.


I dont think Early Cuyler is gonna let go of the "Truck boat Truck" for that at'all.


Woooo, I'm Wild, yeah!

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Quoting nigel20:

Hey pottery...what's the weather like in Trinidad and Tobago?
What are your thoughts on New Zealand's tour of the West Indies?

Showers today, on and off.
Cooler weather though.
Nice.

Some interesting performances in Florida last week in the Cricket.
I'm not impressed by the NZealanders.
Maybe we can beat them at the longer game too.
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Derived from the 4July12pmGMT (NHC) ATCF data for TropicalDepressionFourEast:
11.5n104.0w-12.0n105.1w has been re-evaluated&altered
11.6n104.1w-12.1n105.3w-12.8n106.5w are now the most recent positions

Its vector was 15.7mph(25.3km/h) WNWest
MaxSusWinds had held steady at 30knots(35mph)56km/h
And minimum pressure had held steady at 1006millibars

For those who like to visually track TD.4E's path...
CSL is CaboSanLucas :: The lone unlabeled dot is IslaSocorro :: ZLO is Manzanillo

The ESEasternmost dot on the kinked line is where Invest96E was initiated
The WNWesternmost dot on the kinked line is where Invest96E became TD.4E
The next dot WNWest on the connected line-segment is TD.4E's most recent position.

The longest straight line is the straightline projection through TD.4E's 2 most recent positions to its closest approach to IslaSocorro
At 4July12pmGMT, TD.4E was heading toward passage 200miles(322kilometres) SSWest of IslaSocorro in ~18hours from now

Copy&paste csl, zlo, lzc, zih, aca, 9.2n95.5w- 9.2n96.4w- 9.3n97.3w- 9.5n98.1w- 9.8n99.1w- 10.1n100.0w- 10.3n100.4w- 10.5n101.0w- 10.8n101.8w- 11.1n102.8w- 11.6n104.1w- 12.1n105.3w, 12.1n105.3w-12.8n106.5w, 12.8n106.5w-16.165n112.463w, 18.694n110.97w-16.165n112.463w into the GreatCircleMapper for more information
The previous mapping for comparison.
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TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
200 PM EDT WED JUL 4 2012

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

A TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED OVER THE EXTREME NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN
SEA AND THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS IS PRODUCING SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND A FEW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN
LESSER ANTILLES...THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...AND PUERTO RICO...AND OVER
ADJACENT WATERS. A WIND GUST TO 46 MPH WAS REPORTED EARLIER TODAY
IN A BRIEF SQUALL AT ST. CROIX. GUSTY WINDS IN EXCESS OF 35 MPH AND
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL ACCOMPANY SOME OF THE STRONGER SQUALLS
THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...NEAR 0
PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS
AS IT MOVES WESTWARD AT 20 TO 25 MPH.



LOL
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Quoting PensacolaDoug:
Get every person on the planet (except our ruling elite) to stop driving cars, and eating beef. If your home is larger than 250 square feet for every person who lives in it, then downsize to that level. Turn off the power grid 14 hrs a day so we only have electricity for 10 hrs. Every family plants a garden. Air conditioning outlawed. Will that satisfy the AGW requiremenst or would it just be simpler to wipe out about 90% of the earths current population?


How about using some common sense, Doug?

We don't need to stop driving cars. We just need to do most of our driving with electricity from renewable sources. About 85% of our driving days are less than 40 miles. We could switch to PHEVs, do 85% of our driving with electricity, the 15% of longer days with oil, or better, biofuels.

We should soon have affordable EVs with sufficient range to allow us to do 100% of our driving with electricity.

We don't need to limit the size of our houses. We need to make our houses more efficient. We know how to build houses which require little additional heat and we can produce the electricity needed from renewable sources. Buildings should have solar panels to run their AC.

We do need to cut down on the amount of beef we eat. The amount and the methods we now use are hurting us.

More gardening and farming closer to point of consumption would be a help. But we can move food around using electricity.

We gain nothing by over the top statements of how "We've got to go back to living in caves to satisfy the greenies".

We have solutions right now that would cut our use of fossil fuels to an acceptable level. And our power and transportation would be cheaper than it now is.

Furthermore, just think of all those good American jobs which would be created if we would stop our political fighting and get on with the job of transforming our energy systems.
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Just stepped outside on the deck and the grass has already soaked in all the rain. .74" Humidity is 94%, feels like a sauna. Glad we live in the age of air conditioning....
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...ERN OH/WRN PA/WV/NRN VA THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING...
THE FOCUS FOR STORM DEVELOPMENT IS STILL A BIT UNCERTAIN...BUT
STRONG SURFACE HEATING IS WELL UNDERWAY ACROSS THE AREA...WHERE
MODERATE-STRONG INSTABILITY IS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON. THE REMNANT
COLD POOL WITH THE ONGOING NW PA STORMS COULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH NEW
STORM DEVELOPMENT THIS AFTERNOON...AS WELL AS SURFACE HEATING OVER
THE HIGHER TERRAIN. ANY STORMS/CLUSTERS THAT DO FORM WILL BE
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING DOWNBURST WINDS...AND SOME HAIL.


Hopefully this doesn't interrupt the fireworks tonight...
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part, and I place the emphasis on "part" of the drought issue the SE is just lack of land falling tropical systems. They make up a large percentage of our yearly rainfall, and quite honestly the best ones are storms like Debby, organized enough to receive a name, but disorganized enough to keep them from becoming hurricanes, and slow moving.
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Quoting pottery:
Patrap is doing a Poll about BBQ sauce????
On a WEDNESDAY????????

Things are changing too fast for me around here, man.
it ok its extra fresca day for pat
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Quoting Jedkins01:
Its strange, for a while it seemed like Florida was the only spot that could not get rid of drought, now most of the country is in a drought except Florida, lol.

BTW, looks like I may get my first thunderstorm since Debby, it needed to dry out for a while though. Classic strong thunderstorm is building up just a mile or so south of here, looks like it might be wanting to drift my way...


Well the panhandle could use some more rain so not all of Florida is clear. Could of use some of the rain that came to Lake City and maybe the flooding wouldn't been as bad!
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Quoting charlottefl:


ROFL!!

And just to keep it on topic:


Is the Texas drought strengthening? Hopefully all the drought areas get some relief sooner than later!
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And if I many quote Keeper, and now we will go faster, faster, faster into the consequences of our actions to our Earth. If rapid climate changes have occurred in the past, and science shows that it has, then we can now only conclude that this will intensify and intensify quickly. The next twenty to fifty years may bring us to the realization that nothing can be done to stop man driven Global Warming. I've already come to that conclusion. If this continues to speed up, and it will, then unforeseen consequences will only be more and more often. Consequences on a level we can only now fathom. Polar Shifts have occurred throughout our earth's history too. Will we trigger the next one, and how many will survive to face what's left of what we created. Science looking into the future figures GW to be gradual in it's increase in the next 100 years with gradual rises in ocean depth and overall temps. If it goes as slow as scientists are predicting we many have a chance to combat it. What if it doesn't, what if we have no clue how bad and fast it's going to get. This would seem, to me, what is far more likely to happen; water shortages world wide will continue to rapidly decline, crop failures worldwide will lead to starvation and inflation, heat waves and cold snaps will increase greatly leading to devastation. Storms will continue to intensify leading to disasters ever larger. I think we are underestimating what's to come by a wide mark.
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MOJO Rising??
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Quoting pottery:
Patrap is doing a Poll about BBQ sauce????
On a WEDNESDAY????????

Things are changing too fast for me around here, man.

Hey pottery...what's the weather like in Trinidad and Tobago?
What are your thoughts on New Zealand's tour of the West Indies?
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Its strange, for a while it seemed like Florida was the only spot that could not get rid of drought, now most of the country is in a drought except Florida, lol.

BTW, looks like I may get my first thunderstorm since Debby, it needed to dry out for a while though. Classic strong thunderstorm is building up just a mile or so south of here, looks like it might be wanting to drift my way...
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Patrap is doing a Poll about BBQ sauce????
On a WEDNESDAY????????

Things are changing too fast for me around here, man.
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Quoting JTDailyUpdate:
The Best Weather Forecast Ever

Link


ROFL!!

And just to keep it on topic:

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Quoting PensacolaDoug:
Get every person on the planet (except our ruling elite) to stop driving cars, and eating beef. If your home is larger than 250 square feet for every person who lives in it, then downsize to that level. Turn off the power grid 14 hrs a day so we only have electricity for 10 hrs. Every family plants a garden. Air conditioning outlawed. Will that satisfy the AGW requiremenst or would it just be simpler to wipe out about 90% of the earthe current population?

Yikes!!
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Quoting JTDailyUpdate:
John Nelison, a mapping major for data-visulation software maker IDV Solutions produces a tornado map that shows every tornado to hit the US in the last 61 Years
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Link
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And to blow your minds, here is the map of tornado tracks which has been updated to include the historic 2011 Tornado Season

TornadoTracksLarge
This map is awesome.
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Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport
Date: 1:00 PM EDT Wednesday 4 July 2012
Condition: Mainly Sunny
Pressure: 29.77 inches
Tendency: falling
Visibility: 15 miles
Air Quality Health Index: 5

Temperature: 92.5°F
Dewpoint: 70.0°F
Humidity: 48 %
Wind: WNW 9 mph
Humidex: 108
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Pretty sure my grass appreciates the rain:



Most of FL looking good:

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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.

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