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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Quoting MTWX:


You and me both!! They have been coming close enough to hear the thunder the last couple of days, but no rain...


Patrap and MTWX,
Same here. I hear the thunder every afternoon and it's raining somewhere nearby, but never 'here'. My garden would love some rain.
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Quoting aspectre:
37 Grothar: I've always wondered if someone on your staff could do a blog on the Ogallala Aquifer and what a severe drought could do to our crops.

There was a recent article in NatureGeoScience (or somesuch, possibly even in Science) that compared the state of the SanJoaquinAquifer (southernCentralValley of California) to that of the OgallalaAquifer.

Surprisingly, the HighPlainsAquifer is doing quite well, with significantly higher water levels than its historical lows. Apparently the farmers, the federal&state farm bureaus, and the various water management districts finally got the idea that it was less expensive to put in irrigation equipment that made more efficient usage of water than to drill/deepen new wells every few years and to spend ever more money for electricity/fuel to pump up that water.
Even the northernTexas portion was higher than its historical lows, even after last year's drought.
HOWEVER
The SanJoaquinAquifer that stores the water used to irrigate the "Nuts & Fruits Basket of America" is way WAY below historical levels. Choices are coming down to installing individual drip irrigation lines to each tree, or pulling out the trees and planting new crops.
Either way, nut and fruit prices are expected to skyrocket in the next few years.


Just an excerpt: FULL LINK BELOW


July, 2 2012 Average Groundwater Level Decline of -2.56 Feet Recorded In 2011 Is Third Largest In High Plains Water District's 61- Year History
Winter water level measurements indicate an average decline of -2.56 feet in groundwater levels of the Ogallala Aquifer within the 16-county High Plains Underground Water Conservation District No. 1 (HPWD) service area in 2011.

A review of available records in the HPWD archives has documented only two other years since creation of the district (61 years ago) where recorded average water level declines were greater than those for 2011.

In 1964, the average water level decline was -3.99 feet and in 1966, the average water level decline was -2.92 feet. Therefore, the average water level decline of -2.56 feet recorded in 2011 was the third highest based on available data.

In addition, this is the largest decline recorded in the water district’s observation well network in 25 years (1987-2012). The next largest decline for that 25-year period was -2.15 feet recorded in 1995 and 1999.

“The impact of exceptional drought and record- setting high temperatures were clearly documented by the HPWD 2011-2012 winter water level measurement program,” said William F. Mullican, P.G., HPWD advisor for groundwater issues.

“Extreme heat, low humidity, and hot, dry wind caused increased supplemental irrigation in both the agricultural and urban sectors,” Mullican said.

The average water level decline of -2.56 feet recorded in the district’s network of 1,280 privately- owned water wells in 2011 is significantly greater than the -0.05 of a foot recorded in 2010, which was an above-average rainfall year.


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And cue the barely moving thunderstorm...


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Quoting MrMixon:


I live near Nederland and I've noticed the same hot spot as well. I don't know for sure, but I notice it is roughly near the NREL (National Renewable Energy Lab) area. I wonder if it's related to the wind turbines at NREL?

I notice the hot spot is only visible on the lowest radar tilt angle (0.50 degrees). So if it's not NREL it is probably related to some other structure on the ground.

Oh, here's some info on how wind turbines do, indeed, show up on radar.



NOTE - the NREL wind farm lies just a few "pixels" east of the hot spot.


If it is a wind farm causing the false returns then it is very difficult to mask as the signal varies with the speed and direction of the blades. Terrain masking is possible because terrain (except in California) is stationary.
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90. MTWX
Quoting Patrap:
Hoping for a cooling Boomer in today's Pop Up Lottery





You and me both!! They have been coming close enough to hear the thunder the last couple of days, but no rain...
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


I'm constantly amazed at some graphics that have systems as a "medium" or "fair" chance of developing when the system is basically already a TD
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Quoting seracfilms:
Any ideas? I live in Boulder, CO. Our NEXRAD (Denver) site always shows an intense echo (false) half way between Bouler, CO and Golden, CO along highway 93, it is there 24 hours a day 365 days a year. As a result we never get to see the actual complete radar picture for the area. Is there any thought as to why they don't filter the result from that spot, the NEXRAD people must be aware of the anomaly. Are there a lot of places with this kind of false echo - or is it a way to calibrate the maps? Thank you for any ideas!


Quoting Progster:


is it a wind farm?


I live near Nederland and I've noticed the same hot spot as well. I don't know for sure, but I notice it is roughly near the NREL (National Renewable Energy Lab) area. I wonder if it's related to the wind turbines at NREL?

I notice the hot spot is only visible on the lowest radar tilt angle (0.50 degrees). So if it's not NREL it is probably related to some other structure on the ground.

Oh, here's some info on how wind turbines do, indeed, show up on radar.



NOTE - the NREL experimental wind farm lies just a few "pixels" east of the hot spot, which is roughly in the center of this radar image.
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Quoting roflcopter:


Wouldn't that type of intensification be a record?


not for the epac
they can and will blow up fast
but they also fall apart
just as fast as well

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Invest 96E's circulation is still very elongated, but it is getting better defined by the hour. We should see Tropical Depression Four-E at 11PM EDT/8PM PDT unless convection diminishes.

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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

Yep... El Nino usually increases precip across the entire Southeast.

The opposite usually occur in the Caribbean though Jamaica was really wet during the 2006/2007 el nino.
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Lots of pop-up storms here in North Florida at the moment but other parts of the US could use the rain; we got our fill with Debby recently.
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Under a severe thunderstorm warning in metro Detroit.
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
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what ... ? !!!!!!



Wouldn't that type of intensification be a record?
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Quoting nigel20:

This is typical during an el nino right?

Yep... El Nino usually increases precip across the entire Southeast.
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37 Grothar: I've always wondered if someone on your staff could do a blog on the Ogallala Aquifer and what a severe drought could do to our crops.

There was a recent article in NatureGeoScience (or somesuch, possibly even in Science) that compared the state of the SanJoaquinAquifer (southernCentralValley of California) to that of the OgallalaAquifer.

Surprisingly, the HighPlainsAquifer is doing quite well, with significantly higher water levels than its historical lows. Apparently the farmers, the federal&state farm bureaus, and the various water management districts finally got the idea that it was less expensive to put in irrigation equipment that made more efficient usage of water than to drill/deepen new wells every few years and to spend ever more money for electricity/fuel to pump that water to the surface.
Even the northernTexas portion was higher than its historical lows, even after last year's drought.
HOWEVER
The SanJoaquinAquifer that stores the water used to irrigate the "Nuts & Fruits Basket of America" is way WAY below historical levels. Choices are coming down to installing individual drip irrigation lines to each tree, or pulling out the trees and planting new crops.
Either way, nut and fruit prices are expected to skyrocket in the next few years.
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Quoting weatherh98:


rules of the road
7. Do not "1st!", "1st post!", or any of the numerical/linguistic derivatives. This is a worthless use of blog space


So are you the blog cop?

And no, I've read this blog long enough to know not to do that when things are active.

Lighten up Francis.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
More rain on the way for Florida...


This is typical during an el nino right?
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Monster Thunderstorm heading into detroit right now, massive amount of Lightning.
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Invest 96E:

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ALERT ATCF MIL 96E JUL 120703120000
2012070312
10.2 260.3
12.5 254.1
155
10.2 259.4
031700
1207031700
1
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT//
WTPN21 PGTW 031700
REF/A/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI/031700Z JUL 12//
AMPN/REF IS TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT (WTPN21 PGTW 031700)//
RMKS/
1. FORMATION OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE IS POSSIBLE WITHIN
155 NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 10.2N 99.7W TO 12.5N 105.9W
WITHIN THE NEXT 06 TO 24 HOURS. AVAILABLE DATA DOES NOT JUSTIFY
ISSUANCE OF NUMBERED TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS AT THIS TIME.
WINDS IN THE AREA ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 20 TO 25 KNOTS. METSAT IM-
AGERY AT 031630Z INDICATES THAT A CIRCULATION CENTER IS LOCATED
NEAR 10.2N 100.6W. THE SYSTEM IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 05
KNOTS.
2. REMARKS:
THIS SUPERSEDES REF A.
3. THIS ALERT WILL BE REISSUED, UPGRADED TO WARNING OR CANCELLED
BY 041700Z.//
NNNN

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Quoting seracfilms:
Any ideas? I live in Boulder, CO. Our NEXRAD (Denver) site always shows an intense echo (false) half way between Bouler, CO and Golden, CO along highway 93, it is there 24 hours a day 365 days a year. As a result we never get to see the actual complete radar picture for the area. Is there any thought as to why they don't filter the result from that spot, the NEXRAD people must be aware of the anomaly. Are there a lot of places with this kind of false echo - or is it a way to calibrate the maps? Thank you for any ideas!


is it a wind farm?
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More rain on the way for Florida...

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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

I agree... I can't really figure out what it's missing...


Yeah, it's looking pretty good at the moment.
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WTPN21 PHNC 031700
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT//
RMKS/
1. FORMATION OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE IS POSSIBLE WITHIN 155
NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 10.2N 99.7W TO 12.5N 105.9W WITHIN THE
NEXT 06 TO 24 HOURS. AVAILABLE DATA DOES NOT JUSTIFY ISSUANCE OF
NUMBERED TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS AT THIS TIME. WINDS IN THE AREA
ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 20 TO 25 KNOTS. METSAT IMAGERY AT 031630Z
INDICATES THAT A CIRCULATION CENTER IS LOCATED NEAR 10.2N 100.6W.
THE SYSTEM IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 05 KNOTS.
2. REMARKS: THE AREA OF CONVECTION PREVIOUSLY LOCATED NEAR 10.0N
100.1W IS NOW LOCATED NEAR 10.2N 100.6W, APPROXIMATELY 395 NM SOUTH
OF ACAPULCO, MEXICO. ANIMATED INFRARED SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS
CONVECTIVE BANDING HAS STEADILY DEEPENED AND WRAPPED TIGHTER INTO A
WELL-DEFINED LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER. UPPER LEVEL ANALYSIS
INDICATES THE SYSTEM IS IN THE VICINITY OF A RIDGE AXIS IN AN AREA OF
MODERATE (15-20 KNOT) VERTICAL WIND SHEAR (VWS). ANIMATED WATER VAPOR
IMAGERY SHOWS EXCELLENT EQUATORWARD OUTFLOW. THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED
TO TRACK INTO AN AREA OF LOWER, MORE FAVORABLE VWS OVER THE NEXT 24
HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1005 MB. DUE TO
THE OVERALL FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT AND DECREASING ALONG-TRACK VWS, THE
POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS IS HIGH.
3. THIS ALERT WILL BE REISSUED, UPGRADED TO WARNING OR CANCELLED BY
041700Z. //
NNNN
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Quoting charlottefl:
Man the last two days it's been thundering like crazy, but it will not rain here. It's pouring like two miles away! It's been thundering for like an hour now...
Same here in Ocala. Last night constant thunder and lightning not one drop. Right now, I 'm in a severe thunderstorm warning area about a mile and a half from the center of the cell...Lots of booming and flashing and just a few big drops every once in a while. Weird.
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Quoting Tazmanian:
ok i think the NHC really needs too make 96E a TD now

I agree... I can't really figure out what it's missing...

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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


It has been issued.

MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT//
RMKS/
1. FORMATION OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE IS POSSIBLE WITHIN 155
NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 10.2N 99.7W TO 12.5N 105.9W WITHIN THE
NEXT 06 TO 24 HOURS. AVAILABLE DATA DOES NOT JUSTIFY ISSUANCE OF
NUMBERED TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS AT THIS TIME. WINDS IN THE AREA
ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 20 TO 25 KNOTS. METSAT IMAGERY AT 031630Z
INDICATES THAT A CIRCULATION CENTER IS LOCATED NEAR 10.2N 100.6W.
THE SYSTEM IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 05 KNOTS.
2. REMARKS: THE AREA OF CONVECTION PREVIOUSLY LOCATED NEAR 10.0N
100.1W IS NOW LOCATED NEAR 10.2N 100.6W, APPROXIMATELY 395 NM SOUTH
OF ACAPULCO, MEXICO. ANIMATED INFRARED SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS
CONVECTIVE BANDING HAS STEADILY DEEPENED AND WRAPPED TIGHTER INTO A
WELL-DEFINED LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER. UPPER LEVEL ANALYSIS
INDICATES THE SYSTEM IS IN THE VICINITY OF A RIDGE AXIS IN AN AREA OF
MODERATE (15-20 KNOT) VERTICAL WIND SHEAR (VWS). ANIMATED WATER VAPOR
IMAGERY SHOWS EXCELLENT EQUATORWARD OUTFLOW. THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED
TO TRACK INTO AN AREA OF LOWER, MORE FAVORABLE VWS OVER THE NEXT 24
HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1005 MB. DUE TO
THE OVERALL FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT AND DECREASING ALONG-TRACK VWS, THE
POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE

WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS IS HIGH.

Maybe future Daniel could become a major hurricane.
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ok i think the NHC really needs too make 96E a TD now
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
The Naval Maritime Forecast Center has not put out a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert for Invest 96E. Strange.


It has been issued.

MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT//
RMKS/
1. FORMATION OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE IS POSSIBLE WITHIN 155
NM EITHER SIDE OF A LINE FROM 10.2N 99.7W TO 12.5N 105.9W WITHIN THE
NEXT 06 TO 24 HOURS. AVAILABLE DATA DOES NOT JUSTIFY ISSUANCE OF
NUMBERED TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNINGS AT THIS TIME. WINDS IN THE AREA
ARE ESTIMATED TO BE 20 TO 25 KNOTS. METSAT IMAGERY AT 031630Z
INDICATES THAT A CIRCULATION CENTER IS LOCATED NEAR 10.2N 100.6W.
THE SYSTEM IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 05 KNOTS.
2. REMARKS: THE AREA OF CONVECTION PREVIOUSLY LOCATED NEAR 10.0N
100.1W IS NOW LOCATED NEAR 10.2N 100.6W, APPROXIMATELY 395 NM SOUTH
OF ACAPULCO, MEXICO. ANIMATED INFRARED SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS
CONVECTIVE BANDING HAS STEADILY DEEPENED AND WRAPPED TIGHTER INTO A
WELL-DEFINED LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER. UPPER LEVEL ANALYSIS
INDICATES THE SYSTEM IS IN THE VICINITY OF A RIDGE AXIS IN AN AREA OF
MODERATE (15-20 KNOT) VERTICAL WIND SHEAR (VWS). ANIMATED WATER VAPOR
IMAGERY SHOWS EXCELLENT EQUATORWARD OUTFLOW. THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED
TO TRACK INTO AN AREA OF LOWER, MORE FAVORABLE VWS OVER THE NEXT 24
HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS.
MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1005 MB. DUE TO
THE OVERALL FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT AND DECREASING ALONG-TRACK VWS, THE
POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE
WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS IS HIGH.

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Man the last two days it's been thundering like crazy, but it will not rain here. It's pouring like two miles away! It's been thundering for like an hour now...
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,,you can see the shadows wandering off somewhere...
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Quoting Grothar:

Thanks Dr Masters..we had some rain from ex 97L, but it was mostly light.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Lol, no wonder the HWRF makes 96E a Category 4 hurricane. It shows the system as a Category 2 hurricane in 24 hours from now.

\

what ... ? !!!!!!

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The Naval Maritime Forecast Center has not put out a Tropical Cyclone Formation Alert for Invest 96E. Strange.
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If 96E become Daniel and it go to Hawaii it will clearly state that this name hates Hawaii. past Daniel`s have done the same.
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nice fresh blog
thanks doc
happy 4th to you and family
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Lol, no wonder the HWRF makes 96E a Category 4 hurricane. It shows the system as a Category 2 hurricane in 24 hours from now.

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Any ideas? I live in Boulder, CO. Our NEXRAD (Denver) site always shows an intense echo (false) half way between Bouler, CO and Golden, CO along highway 93, it is there 24 hours a day 365 days a year. As a result we never get to see the actual complete radar picture for the area. Is there any thought as to why they don't filter the result from that spot, the NEXRAD people must be aware of the anomaly. Are there a lot of places with this kind of false echo - or is it a way to calibrate the maps? Thank you for any ideas!
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Social bats pay a price: Fungal disease, white-nose syndrome ... extinction?
Excerpt: The effect on bat populations of a deadly fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome may depend on how gregarious the bats are during hibernation, scientists have discovered.

Species that hibernate in dense clusters even as their populations get smaller will continue to transmit the disease at a high rate, dooming them to continued decline, according to results of a new study led by biologists at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC).

One gregarious species has surprised biologists, however, by changing its social behavior.
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i find it funny that the nws site pages did not change.
so now you have the new weather.gov
when you click on an area its the old one, and if you click on a forecast point its the new one.

my laptop is slow enough right now to have troubles loading the new weather.gov
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2 historic heat waves in a matter of months (remember March 2012?)... sign of things to come? :/

Note: no need to start debating, I'm just expressing my concern in words.
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