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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For the newer bloggers, there will be lot's of talk and discussion over the next several weeks as to the various models and which are preforming well an so on. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different models used by NHC and what they do (some are track models, some are intensity, etc.).....Here is the link to the NHC page discussion the different ones. You can download it or print it out in PDF format too.

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Issued: Jul 10, 2012 2:00 am HST

For the central north Pacific, between 140°W and 180.

1. The National Hurricane Center in Miami Florida is issuing advisories on tropical storm Daniel, located about 1390 miles east southeast of Hilo Hawaii, under AWIPS header TCMEP4 and WMO header WTPZ24. Daniel is expected to cross 140°W longitude into the Central Pacific Hurricane Center area Tuesday night.

Elsewhere, no tropical cyclones are expected through late Wednesday night.


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2011.season.only..three.cyclones.in.the.gulf.(weak. ones.too)
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I apologize in advance if this has already been bought up, but I wasn't lurking yesterday, so I haven't read the previous discussions. Anyway, the fitting on the second graph in the blog looks like it over-emphasizes a peak over the last 2 years. The polynomial used seems to strongly emphasize the last 2 years, which would allow anyone wanting to criticize the curve as 'biased' leeway to do so. Presenting say a 5 point moving average would give a fairer view of the data. I assume it would also still show increased warming over the last decade.

Eyeballing the data for the first 6 years (1910-1915) the average deviation % is about 24.2 and the fit ranges from 23-26 which matches well, but for 2007-2012 the average is about 26.2 but the fit ranges from 23 to 37, which could lead to charges of distortion.

-Lurker
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.............................your clear so far, the real heating of the day hasnt started yet
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bkmark.near.my.pillow...http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/ge n eral/lib/lib1/nhclib/mwreviews/mwreviews.html
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Quoting StormTracker2K:
.......you be careful out there today stormtracker
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In about 30 hours, Daniel moves into the Central Pacific Hurricane Center's area of responsibility. Can't wait for the first CPHC advisory of 2012! (Am I the only one who can't wait?)
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..................interesting next 7 days coming up for florida and the whole gulf coast, the rainy season HAS arrived, hopefully not too much damage along with it.
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Quoting SFLWeatherman:
Rain rain rain rain and ps rain lol
..is this that tropical wave thats supposed to enter the gulf?
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merritt.is.fl...alittle.hot.in.the.mornings.afterno ons.nice.with.seabreezes.mid.80s
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Quoting SFLWeatherman:
not good for me in S FL!!
Depends on where the high is at the time though.But any who the Pacific and Atlantic will go through these things.In one month it may be active in the pacific but dead in the Atlantic.It may be active in the Atlantic but dead in the Pacific.
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not good for me in S FL!!
Quoting washingtonian115:
Maybe the East Pacific will be dead in August will active here in the Atlantic.
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Rain rain rain rain and ps rain lol
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Maybe the East Pacific will be dead in August will active here in the Atlantic.
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SYNOPSIS 2012070900

* This seems like a decent time to start the pouch-tracking for 2012. The Atlantic is relatively clear of waves. Besides P01L, which is just west of the Cape Verde Islands, there are only two other, relatively weak waves. (One is already far to the west over the Campeche/Tehuantepec portion of Mexico, and the other is a somewhat dry wave relatively "far" to the northeast of the Caribbean.)

* On this first day of pouch-tracking for 2012, I'm still working out some glitches. Only ECMWF is available. I hope to have the other models for tomorrow.

* HWRF-GEN is not scheduled to run until August.

P01L
15N, 29W
850 hPa

Something to add(by me): NHC dropped the Tehuantepec tropical wave (#12) in the 2am TWD.


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Quoting mitthbevnuruodo:


I wish more who post graphics would say why/what about it...even if it's just that they're admiring a storm for its looks!



what bugs me is the same sat pictures of a storm being posted 10 times on a page by some of the same picture.

I get to the point where ive seen the image so many times i get tired of seeing it.

I dont know what people do, maybe they say, "you know, its been 5 minutes, i should post that rainbow sat again.."
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Good Morning. Here is the am discussion from the NCEP Caribbean desk (all clear for now).

TROPICAL DISCUSSION - INTERNATIONAL DESKS
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD
745 AM EDT TUE JUL 10 2012

PRELIMINARY DISCUSSION FOR PUERTO RICO/USVI: AT UPPER
LEVELS...TUTT EXTENDS ACROSS THE BAHAMAS/CUBA WHILE RIDGE PATTERN DOMINATES THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN. AT MID-LEVELS...RIDGE PATTERN DOMINATES MOST OF THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC. A WEAK SUBSIDENCE INVERSION IS ESTABLISHED OVER THE ISLANDS AT 700-600 HPA. PWAT VALUES RANGE AT 40-45MM. DEEP LAYER EASTERLY FLOW DOMINATES THE LOW LEVELS...AND ANY CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY IS OCCURRING IN THE FORM OF ISOLATED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS...WITH A FEW ASSOCIATED WITH STREAMERS.

MODELS CONTINUE SUGGESTING THE PERSISTENCE OF QUIET PATTERN AND STRENGTHENING OF SUBSIDENCE INVERSION WHILE WINDS DECREASE IN SPEED. PRECIPITATION WILL BE IN THE FORM OF ISOLATED SHOWERS WITH LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS. MODELS HAVE MORE CONFIDENCE ON A BROAD UPPER LOW APPROACHING THE DOMAIN FROM THE TROPICAL NORTH ATLANTIC. THIS WILL START ERODING THE SUBSIDENCE INVERSION BY 60-72 HRS...FAVORING THE CHANCE FOR AN INCREASE IN ACCUMULATIONS. THIS
WILL FAVOR THE CHANCE FOR A THE DEVELOPMENT OF A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ALONG CENTRAL AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE ISLAND...MAINLY DRIVEN BY DIURNAL CYCLE OF BREEZES. STILL...EXPECT LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS
WITH STRONGEST CELLS PRODUCING LOCAL MAXIMA NEARING 1 INCH.

MARINERO...DGOA/MARN (EL SALVADOR)
CANTILLO...IDEAM (COLOMBIA)
GALVEZ...HPC (USA)



Also, notice (below) how the Atlantic-Caribbean TUTT has aligned from West to East.......This is the "basic" Summer position with the ITCZ-African waves moving westward along the Southern side through the sub-tropical ridge.......Almost game time for the Cape Verde season but a few weeks left before we see an earnest rise above the 10N line. Time to keep a close eye on SAL levels over the next several weeks too.

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Quoting seminolesfan:
I'm not calling out anyone specific, but more alluding to the trolling/'blog noise traffic' that fills the pages from time to time.

Genuine weather analysis and learning/teaching posts are always 'good traffic'.
I know for a fact you(GeorgiaStormz) post decent graphics and at least attempt to have a few words about why you posted it and what you see in it.
So, yes; You ARE a weather nerd! :)


I wish more who post graphics would say why/what about it...even if it's just that they're admiring a storm for its looks!

Emilia looks like she's sure shrunk to about Daniels size. Wouldbe cool if that invest would form in time to give 3 in a row...though, looks like that one could possibly threaten some land if it tracks more northerly :/

As for global warming...whether it's man-made in any degree or not, it still makes sense to move towards renewable energy as much as we can...and makes sense to pollute our home world as little as we can. Surely makes no sense to pollute and pollute as we have. Even if global warming is a natural phenomenom, human ways are still endangering a lot of life on the planet with our throw-away culture. Why anyone would be 'for' being an environmental slob, I really don't know. Even if just for living on a cleaner world that doesn't destroy nature and habitats. Just cause it takes more effort maybe?
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Quoting Naga5000:


Downtown Orlando has only had about .5 an inch, which is pretty ridiculous. It seems the scattered sea breeze storms have been slightly west of the metro area, with motion towards the North and West instead of the relatively normal push back towards the east.


I'm sure it's frustrating watching these storms as they are so close but move away. I'm 14 miles NW of downtown Orlando and we have been hammered everyday for a week now.

There's a guy on here Wxlogic that lives close to where I do in NW Orange County and I'm curious to hear how much rain he has gotten so far this month.
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
Thee is good news to report as the folks of the predict team are starting to analize in depth the Tropical Waves that are in the Atlantic and inside Africa. They start with P01L which is the wave located just west of the CV Islands.
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Wow, it really is good news.
I've made a list of tropical waves, and according to it, P01L is Tropical Wave number 14.
And, if I'm not mistaken, Tropical Wave number 9 became Daniel, and a monsoon trough absorbed Tropical Wave 10 and became Emilia.
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Quoting weatherh98:


Wow so we have 20 storms last year!

20 depressions and 19 tropical storms.
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Shear dropping in the Atlantic over the next week,

SSTs getting higher, good by TUTTs and dry air.. CV

season getting closer.
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There is good news to report as the folks of the predict team are starting to analize in depth the Tropical Waves that are in the Atlantic and inside Africa. They start with P01L which is the wave located just west of the CV Islands.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
After Fabio the east Pacific will be done on it's back to back storms.Remember they are a two months into their season.The Atlantic should start to see activity in about 10-14 days as the MJO will make a come back to our region.I don't think the Atlantic will be completely dead for the rest of the season like some people are stating.If 09 could produce 9 storms after August 22 so can this season.Don't write off the Atlantic so quick just because it looks like El nino will shut it down completely early.
look at the pacific now. its actually cooling than warming up. el nino wont be forming anytime soon like the models predicted. they predicted neutral for the summer of 2011 and we got another la nina. they predicted a moderate el nino for this summer yet we are warm neutral and cooling off. the enso is very tricky to predict
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


Not here in FL it was 96 in Orlando yesterday with a heat index of 109. I have had however 7.20" of rain so far this month but the weird thing is just 30 miles away at OIA (Orlando International) they have only had .20". What a crazy difference in precip over only 30 miles.


Downtown Orlando has only had about .5 an inch, which is pretty ridiculous. It seems the scattered sea breeze storms have been slightly west of the metro area, with motion towards the North and West instead of the relatively normal push back towards the east.
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Quoting hurricane23:


Yea in the eastern pacific which is were all the action should continue. The atlantic looks free of any tropical development for the next 7-10days. In most cases a very busy epac season amounts to a slow atlantic hurricane season. One can only hope. Just takes 1.
After Fabio the east Pacific will be done on it's back to back storms.Remember they are a two months into their season.The Atlantic should start to see activity in about 10-14 days as the MJO will make a come back to our region.I don't think the Atlantic will be completely dead for the rest of the season like some people are stating.If 09 could produce 9 storms after August 22 so can this season.Don't write off the Atlantic so quick just because it looks like El nino will shut it down completely early.
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Quoting Neapolitan:
I've seen many denialist types--for instance, George Will from Fox News--attempt to paint this most recent heat wave as just part of normal summetime weather. As evidence that such an argument has absolutely no credibility, I'd like to present a few graphs. This first is a comparison of all U.S. temperature records for the entire year:

Hot

This second shows the number of high maximum and low minimum records broken (not tied) by month this year in the U.S. Note that the July ratio of high records to low records is currently 40:1. (Year-to-date is still lopsided, but not by so much, coming in at about 11.8:1.)

Hot

This final graph shows the imbalance in "hot" weeks versus "cold" ones so far this year. (FWIW, the two "cold" weeks were the one ending on February 18, and the one ending June 10.)

Hot

Since January 1, 2011, the U.S. has seen approximately 100,800 daily record highs and high minimums, and 31,400 daily record lows and low maximums. "Normal weather"? Only if the bar for normal has been severely readjusted...which appears to be the case.


It definitely seems as many in the MidWest have learned lessons after that Mega 1995 Heat Wave that killed hundreds in Chicago by setting these houses and apartments with Central Air units to keep them cool. These areas in decades past weren't in need of AC's as the weather was more mild now it seems since the mid 90's we have seen some serious life altering weather events that have forced us to deal with Global Warming.
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Quoting Neapolitan:
Not supporting the overwhelming science behind anthropogenic climate change absolutely does not make you nor anyone else a bad person; it only makes you mistaken. The only "bad persons" here are those who knowingly and willfully spread disinformation and misinformation in their (so far fruitful) attempts to keep that scientific truth from being heard. If you ask me, those people are guilty of crimes against humanity. Harsh? Probably. But deservedly so.

So far as the "just calm down" statement, however, I--and many thousands of very knowledgeable and credible scientists--believe we're beyond the point of inaction/non-action. For too long, scientists did just "calm down" and put the scientific facts out there for all to see, crossing their fingers in the hope that people would just "get it", and we could thus all work together to do something to stop the impending doom we're bringing about. Unfortunately, however, those who stand to profit the most financially and/or politically by maintaining the fossil fuel-only status quo have worked overtime and spent billions to keep the petro dollars and the votes rolling in, so science must no longer "just calm down" if life as we know it is to continue.

(And I won't delver too far into biblical prophecy and AGW except to say this: if there actually were some Supreme Being who created this planet, I can't imagine that he, she, or it would be at all pleased to see us, the idiots to whom he entrusted it, intentionally destroy it through greed, ignorance, and willful negligence.)


Definately not trying to perpetuate an argument nor start one but Neo, I believe most of this damage to our environment has occured in the last 80 or so years...GW hasn't been in the news but for 15 or so now...just my opionion but hasn't it been too late to effectively change this course since we really discovered it?
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Quoting hurricane23:


Yea in the eastern pacific which is were all the action should continue. The atlantic looks free of any tropical development for the next 7-10days. In most cases a very busy epac season amounts to a slow atlantic hurricane season. One can only hope. Just takes 1.



It looks that way but you never know this time of year as I have seen storms come out of no where with no model support at times. So any blob that gets in the Gulf and sits will have to monitored especailly with SST's in the upper 80's.
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Don't be surprised to see a little something in the Gulf this week.
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Quoting biff4ugo:
Northern Florida's rivers are about to drop below flood stage. We can handle more rain about now.
I'm not for flooding, I just want the central Florida lakes to fill back up to their average elevations, springs to get back to average flows, and the areas around Cedar Key to stop getting salt water from their wells.
That will take repeated and steady rainfall events to recharge the aquifer and lakes. Some clouds to reduce evaporation and cut the temperatures is nice too.
If some of the heavy rains take the excess lawn fertilizer to tide instead of letting it fester in our springs, lakes, and rivers, I'm for that too.


Don't worry because if you haven't had much rain lately then hang in there as it looks wet here for the next 7 days atleast.
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I've seen many denialist types--for instance, George Will from Fox News--attempt to paint this most recent heat wave as just part of normal summetime weather. As evidence that such an argument has absolutely no credibility, I'd like to present a few graphs. This first is a comparison of all U.S. temperature records for the entire year:

Hot

This second shows the number of high maximum and low minimum records broken (not tied) by month this year in the U.S. Note that the July ratio of high records to low records is currently 40:1. (Year-to-date is still lopsided, but not by so much, coming in at about 11.8:1.)

Hot

This final graph shows the imbalance in "hot" weeks versus "cold" ones so far this year. (FWIW, the two "cold" weeks were the one ending on February 18, and the one ending June 10.)

Hot

Since January 1, 2011, the U.S. has seen approximately 100,800 daily record highs and high minimums, and 31,400 daily record lows and low maximums. "Normal weather"? Only if the bar for normal has been severely readjusted...which appears to be the case.
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Quoting StormTracker2K:
We may have something to track soon. Looking interesting in the SE Gulf this morning. These systems can go under the radar and come out of no where so I figured I would point it out this morning.



Yea in the eastern pacific which is were all the action should continue. The atlantic looks free of any tropical development for the next 7-10days. In most cases a very busy epac season amounts to a slow atlantic hurricane season. One can only hope. Just takes 1.
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Gulf of Mexico - Rainbow Loop


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Quoting biff4ugo:
Northern Florida's rivers are about to drop below flood stage. We can handle more rain about now.
I'm not for flooding, I just want the central Florida lakes to fill back up to their average elevations, springs to get back to average flows, and the areas around Cedar Key to stop getting salt water from their wells.
That will take repeated and steady rainfall events to recharge the aquifer and lakes. Some clouds to reduce evaporation and cut the temperatures is nice too.
If some of the heavy rains take the excess lawn fertilizer to tide instead of letting it fester in our springs, lakes, and rivers, I'm for that too.


Here in NW Orange County and western Seminole County are about to flood with the amount of rain we have been getting. Infact excessive now on a daily basis while other areas east and south have had hardly anything over the last week or so. I have now had 19" of rain since 6/1/2012.
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Quoting weatherh98:


You're right we are in high school :)


Ahh yes, that being the point kind doctor. :)

(Just meaning that assuming a derogatory comment is directed at one's self is a more childlike trait than a adult attitude of separation from blame. Grown ups are masters of self delusion...)
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Cool thermal gyres in the GOM!
Is the hot water off Louisiana outflow from the Atchafalaya?
There are definitely building storms off the coast.
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Quoting weatherh98:


You're right we are in high school :)

LOL. Let's talk weather and tropics now.
I was a little carried away a couple of hours ago.

GFDL thinks Daniel won't dissipate for 126 hours.
TROPICAL STORM DANIEL 04E

INITIAL TIME 6Z JUL 10

FORECAST STORM POSITION

HOUR LATITUDE LONGITUDE HEADING/SPEED(KT)

0 15.4 133.0 270./14.0
6 15.3 134.7 268./16.1
12 15.2 136.2 266./14.9
18 15.1 137.5 267./12.4
24 15.1 138.8 268./12.2
30 15.3 140.0 277./12.3
36 15.4 141.5 275./14.1
42 15.6 142.7 278./11.9
48 15.8 144.0 280./12.7
54 15.7 145.6 267./14.9
60 15.6 146.8 265./12.5
66 15.8 148.2 276./13.7
72 15.9 149.8 273./15.3
78 15.7 151.4 263./15.0
84 15.6 152.9 267./14.3
90 15.6 154.4 272./15.1
96 15.6 156.1 267./16.0
102 15.4 157.7 266./15.7
108 15.5 159.4 273./16.3
114 15.6 161.2 274./16.9
120 15.8 162.9 274./16.2
126 15.8 164.4 272./14.5
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Quoting Barkeep1967:
I used to come here for tropical information. I was here for the tunnels. This has become nothing but a global warming propaganda website. Please haters tell how Jeff is far more knowledgeable then William Grey or Stephen Hawking, I will go back to Lurking now enjoy your Al Gore ( Idiot) fun because I am done with it. 50 after the hour for me I guess

"It is a warning Professor Hawking has been sharing for years. Back in 2007 – speaking at the Royal Society in London – he called on scientists to live up to their duty of sharing information about the potential disaster of climate change, referring to it as one of the greatest threats facing human-kind."

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Quoting Bobbyweather:
This is from a long time ago...
The Unnamed Tropical Storm of 2011 is numbered AL20.
Tropical Storm Anita of the S. Atlantic is numbered SL50.
Tropical Storm Rolf of the Mediterreanean is numbered AL50.
Source: NHC's Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting system (ATCF)

Another interesting in the ATCF is that 90L is not there.


Wow so we have 20 storms last year!
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This is from a long time ago...
The Unnamed Tropical Storm of 2011 is numbered AL20.
Tropical Storm Anita of the S. Atlantic is numbered SL50.
Tropical Storm Rolf of the Mediterreanean is numbered AL50.
Source: NHC's Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecasting system (ATCF)

Another interesting in the ATCF is that 90L is not there.
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Northern Florida's rivers are about to drop below flood stage. We can handle more rain about now.
I'm not for flooding, I just want the central Florida lakes to fill back up to their average elevations, springs to get back to average flows, and the areas around Cedar Key to stop getting salt water from their wells.
That will take repeated and steady rainfall events to recharge the aquifer and lakes. Some clouds to reduce evaporation and cut the temperatures is nice too.
If some of the heavy rains take the excess lawn fertilizer to tide instead of letting it fester in our springs, lakes, and rivers, I'm for that too.
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Quoting seminolesfan:
I have a feeling that a bunch of insecure teens are about to unknowingly prove a point they are wishing to refute. The facts are the facts, the traffic doesn't lie. If you're feeling defensive; Grow up! This ain't Jr. High.

Flame on gents...


You're right we are in high school :)
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


Not here in FL it was 96 in Orlando yesterday with a heat index of 109. I have had however 7.20" of rain so far this month but the weird thing is just 30 miles away at OIA (Orlando Interational) they have only had .20". What a crazy difference in precip over only 30 miles.


Yes, whenever an area gets a heavy thunderstorm one day it's slightly easier to get on the next day because it more moist. It's definitely a summer time pattern for you guys!

Sorry for the errors it's to early in the morning
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Good morning...I use to think the best way to start an argument was to start a discussion about politics or religion but I have added global warning to my do not discuss list.
Could be another interesting day of thunderstorms for parts of central and south FL today.
Lightening started a fire at a mansion in Tarpon Springs yesterday.
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Quoting weatherh98:


July has been cool for me mainly because we have had about an inch of rain every day in the last week!


Not here in FL it was 96 in Orlando yesterday with a heat index of 109. I have had however 7.20" of rain so far this month but the weird thing is just 30 miles away at OIA (Orlando International) they have only had .20". What a crazy difference in precip over only 30 miles.
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Scattered Clouds