U.S. experiences warmest 12-month period on record--again

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 9:04 PM GMT on July 09, 2012

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Thanks in part to the historic heat wave that demolished thousands of high temperature records at the end of June, temperatures in the contiguous U.S. were the warmest on record over the past twelve months and for the year-to-date period of January - June, said NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) on Monday. June 2012 was the 14th warmest June on record, so was not as extreme overall as March 2012 (first warmest March on record), April (third warmest April), or May (second warmest May.) However, temperatures were warm enough in June to set a new U.S. record for hottest 12-month period for the third straight month, narrowly eclipsing the record set just the previous month. The past thirteen months have featured America's 2nd warmest summer (in 2011), 4th warmest winter, and warmest spring on record. Twenty-six states were record warm for the 12-month period, and an additional sixteen states were top-ten warm. The year-to-date period of January - June was the warmest on record by an unusually large margin--1.2°F.


Figure 1. This time series shows the five warmest years that the contiguous U.S. has experienced, and how the year-to-date temperature evolved each month throughout those years. The time series also shows the 2012 year-to-date temperature through June, which was the warmest first half of any year on record for the lower 48. The 2012 data are still preliminary. Image credit: NOAA/NCDC.


Figure 2. Four of the top-ten warmest 12-month periods in the contiguous U.S. since 1895 have occurred since April 2011. Image credit: NOAA/NCDC.

Most extreme January - June period on record
NOAA's U.S. Climate Extremes Index (CEI), which tracks the percentage area of the contiguous U.S. experiencing top-10% and bottom-10% extremes in temperature, precipitation, and drought, was 44% during the year-to-date January - June period. This is the highest value since CEI record-keeping began in 1910, and more than twice the average value. Remarkably, 83% of the contiguous U.S. had maximum temperatures that were in the warmest 10% historically during the first six months of 2012, and 70% of the U.S. of the U.S. had warm minimum temperatures in the top 10%. The percentage area of the U.S. experiencing top-10% drought conditions was 20%, which was the 14th greatest since 1910. Extremes in 1-day spring heavy precipitation events were near average.


Figure 3. NOAA's U.S. Climate Extremes Index (CEI) for January - June shows that 2012 has had the most extreme first six months of the year on record, with 44% of the contiguous U.S. experiencing top-10% extreme weather.

Tuesday Webinar on the future of extreme weather impacts on business
I'm presenting a 12-minute Webinar talk on the future of weather-related disasters at 2 pm EDT Tuesday July 10. If you want to register (it's free) and listen in, visit the propertycasualty360.com web site. The title of the webinar is, "The Year-Round CAT Season: Is Your Business Prepared for Increasingly Frequent Severe Weather?"

"New McCarthyism" targets climate scientists
Bill Blakemore with ABC News has an interesting five-part interview with climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann, where Dr. Mann explains how a "New McCarthyism" is targeting climate scientists. I reviewed Dr. Mann's excellent book, "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars", earlier this year.

A 1 in 1.6 million event?
I originally wrote in this post that "Each of the 13 months from June 2011 through June 2012 ranked among the warmest third of their historical distribution for the first time in the 1895 - present record. According to NCDC, the odds of this occurring randomly during any particular month are 1 in 1,594,323. Thus, we should only see one more 13-month period so warm between now and 124,652 AD--assuming the climate is staying the same as it did during the past 118 years."

It has been pointed out to me that the calculation of a 1 in 1.6 million chance of occurrence (based on taking the number 1/3 and raising it to the 13th power) would be true only if each month had no correlation to the next month. Since weather patterns tend to persist, they are not truly random from one month to the next. Thus, the odds of such an event occurring are greater than 1 in 1.6 million--but are still very rare. I appreciate hearing from those of you who wrote to point out a correction was needed.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting RitaEvac:


I'd like that money to go towards putting all those lines underground where they should be.


Well, underground is more expensive. So your $4.99 might need to be a bunch higher.

Utility companies are not charities. They have a right to make a reasonable profit.

If you think their profits are unreasonable then you need to appeal to your local/state government. That's why we form governments, to protect ourselves.
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in This blog, most posters ARE from florida


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Quoting SubtropicalHi:


I like to read about blogger's weather in other parts of the country. Puts the big pic into perspective.
yes thats true, which is why we need more people in here from other area's, talking and posting about their weather, I am hoping now that the doc is linked to weather channel, more people will come and post,hurricanes and bad weather etc affect lots of area's and we need those people affected, to come and post about it here,once that happens..the blog will be more balanced.
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Quoting RitaEvac:


I've always thought they should have magnetic strips on the highways and roads, and use that to move us around, but not a smart idea and impossible supposedly.


We have the technology to embed wire in highways and run our vehicles off the electricity in those wires.

But that may not be the cheapest way to do things. We've got some very interesting things happening in the battery field. We've got batteries that can be almost fully charged in less than 20 minutes. We've got batteries that can withstand 2,000 100% depth of discharge cycles.

With batteries that will go 2,000 cycles we drive a "100 mile range" EV further because we can sacrifice some battery life and discharge the batteries more.

100 miles w/2,000 cycles would be a 200,000 mile battery. Using the batteries harder on long trips might reduce battery life to 150,000 miles, not a big sacrifice.

Get highway range up to 150 miles and you could drive more than 400 miles with only two <20 minute recharge stops. For most people who don't do many 400 mile drives per year that would be no problem.

Batteries are going to get even better. Nighttime electricity is cheaper. It's likely to be cheaper to run off batteries than to wire roads.

Sort of reminds me of the old story about the king who wanted to do something good for his subjects.

He called in his advisers and suggested that they cover the roads with leather to make walking easier.

One of his advisers suggested it would take less leather to cover the bottom of people's feet....
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Quoting RitaEvac:


I'd like that money to go towards putting all those lines underground where they should be.
That's really a great idea!
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


If that was the case then there wouldn't be many comments on Doc's blog as most of this blog is from FL.
Not really. It may seem so right now because so much of the recent activity has been threatening or impacting FL... but at least 60% of the high-season activity on the blog is generated by TX, LA, N/SC, and Caribbean bloggers...
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Quoting BobWallace:


It costs money to install those power lines that bring electricity to your house. It costs money to keep electricity waiting for when you want it.

If you think you're getting screwed then elect a state government that works for the good of the citizens.



I'd like that money to go towards putting all those lines underground where they should be.
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Quoting ncstorm:
Low now on the east coast..still attached to the front though



Need to watch that too!!
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Quoting PyrateDiver:

The truth is not totally known, and while a connection with CO2 is understandable, it is not the only explanation.

If anyone tries to explore or discuss other reasons they are insulted and put down, like Napolean did.

Where is the wisdom there.
Bottom line until there is a reasonable substitute for fossil fuel you will not stop it through laws.
Innovation and true science can when they find an alternative.


Wrong. It is the only explanation. Period.

There is no credible science (real science not political blowhards speculating and pontificating) done in the past 40 years that says anything different and the massive amount of scientific resources put toward the effort to explain the question has done nothing but strengthen the case.

The very fact that one main defense of the denial crowd is to attack the very scientific method they claim is being abused and refuse to submit their counter theories to scrutiny should be proof positive to any 'wise' person.

The more people choose to deny this and obfuscate and throw red herrings, the more they put themselves in the class of the Roman Catholic church trying to shut up Galileo and his colleagues for trying to popularize Copernicus' astronomical research and starting the scientific revolution.

We are at a very similar point in human understanding. Its just that instead of fighting ignorance and traditionalism while on the cusp of the greatest revolution of knowledge and technology the human species has ever attained we are today fighting ignorance and traditionalism to preserve the very state of our planet in one that our species has evolved in over the past millions of years and save trillions of dollars and likely millions of lives in the process.
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Quoting jskweather:


Climate science has nothing to do with saving the Earth and everything to do with saving ourselves. Human problem fueled by human arrogance. The Earth will just laugh, poop us off it's surface in a few years and begin again with another dominant species.

All hail the rise of the termites or cockroaches!


*Shake my head*

DOOM CON

Every year someone said the world is over, it is not
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Low now on the east coast..still attached to the front though

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Quoting hurricanejunky:
Nice flare-ups of convection off the TX coast and near the FL Keys...



but NO circles...


Not really doing anybody any good,raining mostly over water,maybe keep dem fishing boats clean.
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Quoting LargoFl:
yes im afraid that IS the case here, if all the people from florida left..by the way..it would be great..if someone DID..create a "florida ONLY" site like this..I would surely try to help with the posts each day, we all..are interested in mostly OUR weather around us, what weather will affect US in our area, same goes for texas and all the other states i assume,just happens in This blog, most posters ARE from florida and its florida we talk about i guess, although me myself i do..post about other peoples weather also..today there is mostly NO weather just yet to focus on a specific area..but later this week..there surely could be..depending on what developes in the gulf alter on..sorry for the rant, didnt mean to


I like to read about blogger's weather in other parts of the country. Puts the big pic into perspective.
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Quoting PyrateDiver:
Been a subscriber on here on and off since I lived through Katrina.
But think I will leave this blog to the people who have made up their minds up that we are all doomed if we dont stop driving cars.

This idea too will pass.
This planet has survived much worse forces than automobiles folks. For crying out loud, you would think the entire history of this planet is based on data since we evolved enough to measure things
I don't think it's cars. I think it's what we use to fuel them.

People sometimes forget how recently the gasoline-driven automobile became a part of our lives. 100 years ago there were huge numbers of Americans who swore the horse and buggy were the only real way to travel and the "newfangled" auto was practically a tool of the devil. Now their great-grandchildren are just as opposed to the next stage in automobile development.

On the other side of things, I wonder if all the EV and hybrid enthusiasts realize that it took the US around FIFTY years to move from horse to horsepower? Early cars were available from the 1890s, IIRC, but it was 1940 before one could fully claim that the horse and buggy era was done.

Solomon wasn't that far off when he said there is nothing new under the sun... especially when it comes to people and their reaction to change.
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Quoting Barefootontherocks:
A natural gas company serving OK but based out of state charges $25 minimum per month, even if all you use is $5.78 worth.

In the use of wind-generated energy, Oklahoma, is ranked 6th or 8th in the nation, depending on the source you look at. The state has mandated 15% of electricity be generated by means other than fossil fuels by 2015. What is the record of other U.S. states on this?



Probably to turn off the people to not go green, charging for it making it look unrealistic
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Quoting RitaEvac:
Yes, lots of mojo and turning in the atmosphere going on right now in the NW gulf, E TX-LA





..its somehow weird, that the texas rains, keep on missing that south west corner of texas, where im sure there is a drought going on..is that part of texas..a desert like area?, i cant rememeber, i drove all the way down to mexico in the 80's,but cant remember the landscape
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Quoting weatherh98:


150 years.
4,500,000,000 years.
We are a speck.
We are nothing.
Life will continue.
Life is resilient.
Please panic now.
Make you money now.
For now we are dumb.
For now we are gullable.


Climate science has nothing to do with saving the Earth and everything to do with saving ourselves. Human problem fueled by human arrogance. The Earth will just laugh, poop us off it's surface in a few years and begin again with another dominant species.

All hail the rise of the termites or cockroaches!
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Quoting jskweather:


You're a lawyer aren't you?

It's how you say so little with so many words that has me convinced.
I'm sorry that went over your head. But I'm not always so verbally uneconomical; you'd be surprised with just how much I can say with only two words...
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845. txjac
Quoting weatherh98:


Cars could run themselves, but turbines in the wheels, solar panels on the shell, turbines in the grill, and aerodynamically better cars. All together could help run a car. Problem is that if you get hit by something the panels don't work as well


Well that wouldnt work for me ...I have a habit of being hit a lot ...lol
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Invest 98E:





Tropical Storm Daniel:





Major Hurricane Emilia:





Hawaii best watch out
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Quoting txjac:
I thought that I saw a news article as I was browsing at lunch yesterday about how they are using the friction of car tires on the road to create energy. This energy could be stored and used in residential and business locations. Heck, it could probably even power the cars

Things are being discovered to help us produce alternate methods of gaining energy


Cars could run themselves, put turbines in the wheels, solar panels on the shell, turbines in the grill, and aerodynamically better cars. All together could help run a car. Problem is that if you get hit by something the panels don't work as well
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Quoting schistkicker:
Here's how short-sighted we are:

We collectively freak out when the government gambles and loses on ~$500 million investments in green energy technology; on the other hand, no one gives any thought about what the bill is likely to be at the end of this century once we have to (a) construct Amsterdam-style flood protection devices; or (b) abandon and relocate our major deep-water port infrastructure due to sea-level rise. Here's a hint - while we're railing against gov't spending of _m_illions, the cost for either scenario sits in the high _b_illions, if not _tr_illions. Which costs more?
According to a report from Bloomberg, the value of assets at risk from climate change in just Miami alone by 2070 will be $3.5 trillion.

In Miami alone.

It's funny--or it would be were it not so utterly insane--how people can complain about a switch to alternative energies costing us billions even as they nonchalantly ignore the many tens of trillions of dollars in damage and debt they'll knowingly pass onto their children and grandchildren.
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Quoting RitaEvac:


Mostly during winter months when that charge comes out due to not using much electricity being pulled by AC unit. But it shows you right there, that it's about $$


It costs money to install those power lines that bring electricity to your house. It costs money to keep electricity waiting for when you want it.

If you think you're getting screwed then elect a state government that works for the good of the citizens.

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Invest 98E:





Tropical Storm Daniel:





Major Hurricane Emilia:



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Quoting ncstorm:


You shouldnt have to rant or defend why you post about florida..
..thanks
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Quoting txjac:
I thought that I saw a news article as I was browsing at lunch yesterday about how they are using the friction of car tires on the road to create energy. This energy could be stored and used in residential and business locations. Heck, it could probably even power the cars

Things are being discovered to help us produce alternate methods of gaining energy


I've always thought they should have magnetic strips on the highways and roads, and use that to move us around, but not a smart idea and impossible supposedly.
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Quoting RitaEvac:


Bottom line is America has met it's own demise, the affects wont be noticed till decades from now. Then the foreign countries will want their money....


And we'll them to "Come and take it"
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updated 850mb vorticity map

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Quoting RitaEvac:


Speaking of electricity, do you know that electric providers in TX charge $4.99 if you don't use a certain wattage amount of electricity. They tell you to save power, go green, then slap a charge for not using a certain amount. That's the kind of stuff that will make people say the hell with going green, use the hell outta the power.
A natural gas company serving OK but based out of state charges $25 minimum per month, even if all you use is $5.78 worth.

In the use of wind-generated energy, Oklahoma, is ranked 6th or 8th in the nation, depending on the source you look at. The state has mandated 15% of electricity be generated by means other than fossil fuels by 2015. What is the record of other U.S. states on this?

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Quoting PyrateDiver:
Been a subscriber on here on and off since I lived through Katrina.
But think I will leave this blog to the people who have made up their minds up that we are all doomed if we dont stop driving cars.

This idea too will pass.
This planet has survived much worse forces than automobiles folks. For crying out loud, you would think the entire history of this planet is based on data since we evolved enough to measure things


150 years.
4,500,000,000 years.
We are a speck.
We are nothing.
Life will continue.
Life is resilient.
Please panic now.
Make you money now.
For now we are dumb.
For now we are gullable.
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831. txjac
I thought that I saw a news article as I was browsing at lunch yesterday about how they are using the friction of car tires on the road to create energy. This energy could be stored and used in residential and business locations. Heck, it could probably even power the cars

Things are being discovered to help us produce alternate methods of gaining energy
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Quoting PyrateDiver:
Been a subscriber on here on and off since I lived through Katrina.
But think I will leave this blog to the people who have made up their minds up that we are all doomed if we dont stop driving cars.

This idea too will pass.
This planet has survived much worse forces than automobiles folks. For crying out loud, you would think the entire history of this planet is based on data since we evolved enough to measure things


I've seen almost no one say that we have to stop driving cars. (In fact, I'm not sure I've seen anyone make that claim.)

We don't need to stop driving cars. We simply need to quit driving cars fuels with fossil fuels.

--

This planet has survived much worse forces than the auto. But I don't think you would have enjoyed trying to survive when this planet was at its hottest.

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Quoting PyrateDiver:
Been a subscriber on here on and off since I lived through Katrina.
But think I will leave this blog to the people who have made up their minds up that we are all doomed if we dont stop driving cars.

This idea too will pass.
This planet has survived much worse forces than automobiles folks. For crying out loud, you would think the entire history of this planet is based on data since we evolved enough to measure things


Um, I don't think anyone's ever claimed that the planet won't survive. It certainly -has- seen far worse than what we're throwing at it: asteroid impacts, flood basalt eruptions, gamma-ray bursts...

However, while the planet keeps on turning, the biosphere usually takes quite a bit of punishment. As is happening currently as well.

If you have some reason to say that we're not the blame or that CO2 isn't the big problem, based on real data, I'd be happy to hear it. I can't speak for others, but I take no joy in worrying about the direction our planet's headed; the convergent datasets don't leave much room for optimism, though... I'd be happy to be wrong. What do you have to share that debunks the prevailing scientific consensus?
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Quoting BobWallace:


What's the stated reason for the $4.99 charge?

I'm off the grid. If I had access to the grid it would be cheaper to pay $4.99 a month during the summer months when I've got way more power than I can use in order to have access to grid power when it's cloudy and I have to resort to the generator. I'd save a bunch of money.

Five bucks a month for backup? I'd pay it.


Mostly during winter months when that charge comes out due to not using much electricity being pulled by AC unit. But it shows you right there, that it's about $$
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Quoting LargoFl:
yes im afraid that IS the case here, if all the people from florida left..by the way..it would be great..if someone DID..create a "florida ONLY" site like this..I would surely try to help with the posts each day, we all..are interested in mostly OUR weather around us, what weather will affect US in our area, same goes for texas and all the other states i assume,just happens in This blog, most posters ARE from florida and its florida we talk about i guess, although me myself i do..post about other peoples weather also..today there is mostly NO weather just yet to focus on a specific area..but later this week..there surely could be..depending on what developes in the gulf alter on..sorry for the rant, didnt mean to


You shouldnt have to rant or defend why you post about florida..
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Quoting weatherh98:


Levi and patsaid not really because of this

Deep 26 c isotherm

That's not deep at all.

"COLD UPWELLING...WHICH IS A
VERY DISTINCT POSSIBILITY GIVEN THAT UPPER OCEAN HEAT CONTENT
VALUES ARE ONLY ABOUT 12 UNITS OR LESS...COULD INDUCE MORE RAPID
WEAKENING THAN INDICATED AFTER 36 HOURS HOURS WHEN HEAT CONTENT
VALUES BENEATH THE HURRICANE ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE TO ZERO."
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Quoting STXHurricanes2012:
Someone forgot I got 7 inches a week in a half ago...lots of flooding occurred...from extreme to moderate drought we went. Thats wat I mean drought going down
I gotta agree... the entire TX looks MUCH much better than last year, when everything in the area was dark red and maroon on that map...
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Quoting RitaEvac:


Speaking of electricity, do you know that electric providers in TX charge $4.99 if you don't use a certain wattage amount of electricity. They tell you to save power, go green, then slap a charge for not using a certain amount. That's the kind of stuff that will make people say the hell with going green, use the hell outta the power.


What's the stated reason for the $4.99 charge?

I'm off the grid. If I had access to the grid it would be cheaper to pay $4.99 a month during the summer months when I've got way more power than I can use in order to have access to grid power when it's cloudy and I have to resort to the generator. I'd save a bunch of money.

Five bucks a month for backup? I'd pay it.
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Quoting schistkicker:
Here's how short-sighted we are:

- We subsidize large farms in the Midwestern U.S. that are tapping into a limited and steadily draining Ogallala Aquifer as their main water supply. Our usage is completely nonsustainable; and that's even without the threat of polluting it.

- We expand urban centers whose resource needs far outstrip available resource supplies, without really passing along the true costs to the consumers.

- We collectively freak out when the government gambles and loses on ~$500 million investments in green energy technology; on the other hand, no one gives any thought about what the bill is likely to be at the end of this century once we have to (a) construct Amsterdam-style flood protection devices; or (b) abandon and relocate our major deep-water port infrastructure due to sea-level rise. Here's a hint - while we're railing against gov't spending of _m_illions, the cost for either scenario sits in the high _b_illions, if not _tr_illions. Which costs more?


Bottom line is America has met it's own demise, the affects wont be noticed till decades from now. Then the foreign countries will want their money....
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


If that was the case then there wouldn't be many comments on Doc's blog as most of this blog is from FL.
yes im afraid that IS the case here, if all the people from florida left..by the way..it would be great..if someone DID..create a "florida ONLY" site like this..I would surely try to help with the posts each day, we all..are interested in mostly OUR weather around us, what weather will affect US in our area, same goes for texas and all the other states i assume,just happens in This blog, most posters ARE from florida and its florida we talk about i guess, although me myself i do..post about other peoples weather also..today there is mostly NO weather just yet to focus on a specific area..but later this week..there surely could be..depending on what developes in the gulf alter on..sorry for the rant, didnt mean to
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Quoting ilovehurricanes13:
invest 98 E IS HERE !! look at the water temp cool off some because of the last two hurricanes!!


Levi and patsaid not really because of this

Deep 26 c isotherm
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