Record warmth at the top of the Greenland Ice Sheet

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 9:25 PM GMT on July 18, 2012

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The coldest place in Greenland, and often the entire Northern Hemisphere, is commonly the Summit Station. Located at the top of the Greenland Ice Sheet, 10,551 feet (3216 meters) above sea level, and 415 miles (670 km) north of the Arctic Circle, Summit rarely sees temperatures that rise above the freezing mark. In the 12-year span 2000 - 2011, Summit temperatures rose above freezing only four times, according to weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera. But remarkably, over the past week, temperatures at Summit have eclipsed the freezing mark on five days, including four days in a row from July 11 - 14. There are actually three weather stations located at the location--Summit, Summit-US, and Summit AWS. The highest reliable temperature measured at any of the three stations is now the 3.6°C (38.5°F) measured on Monday, July 16, 2012 at Summit-US. A 4.4°C reading at Summit in May, 2010 is bogus, as can be seen by looking at the adjacent station. Similarly, a 3.3°C reading from June 2004 is also bad. Records at Summit began in 1987.


Video 1. A 20-ton tractor attempting to repair a bridge washed out by the raging Watson River on July 11, 2012 in Kangerlussauaq, Greenland gets washed downstream. The driver escaped unharmed. Image taken from an article, Warm air over the ice sheet provides great drama in Greenland, at the Danish Meteorological Institute's web site.

Record heat leads to major flooding in Greenland
The record heat has triggered significant melting of Greenland's Ice Sheet. According to the Arctic Sea Ice Blog, on July 11, glacier melt water from the Russell Glacier flooded the Watson River, smashing two bridges connecting the north and south of Kangerlussuaq (Sønder Strømfjord), a small settlement in southwestern Greenland. The flow rate of 3.5 million liters/sec was almost double the previous record flow rate. The latest forecast for Summit calls for cooler conditions over the coming week, with no more above-freezing temperatures at Summit.

Another huge iceberg calves off of Greenland's Petermann Glacier
A massive ice island two times the size of Manhattan and half as thick as the Empire State Building calved off of Greenland's Petermann Glacier on Monday, July 16, 2012. According to Andreas Muenchow, associate professor of physical ocean science and engineering at the University of Delaware's College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment in his Icy Seas blog, the break-off point has been visible for at least 8 years in satellite imagery, and has been propagating at 1 km/year towards Nares Strait. The same glacier calved an iceberg twice as big back on August 4, 2010--the largest iceberg observed in the Arctic since 1962. The freshwater stored in that ice island could have kept the Delaware or Hudson rivers flowing for more than two years, or kept all U.S. public tap water flowing for 120 days. “While the size is not as spectacular as it was in 2010, the fact that it follows so closely to the 2010 event brings the glacier’s terminus to a location where it has not been for at least 150 years,” Muenchow said in a university press release. “Northwest Greenland and northeast Canada are warming more than five times faster than the rest of the world, but the observed warming is not proof that the diminishing ice shelf is caused by this, because air temperatures have little effect on this glacier; ocean temperatures do, and our ocean temperature time series are only five to eight years long — too short to establish a robust warming signal.”


Figure 1. The calving of a massive 46 square-mile iceberg two times the size of Manhattan from Greenland's Petermann Glacier on July 14 - 18, 2012, as seen using MODIS satellite imagery. Image credit: NASA.


Figure 2. Look familiar? Two years ago, a 100 square-mile ice island broke off the Petermann Glacier. It was the largest iceberg in the Arctic since 1962. Image taken by NASA's Aqua satellite on August 21, 2010. Image credit: NASA. I've constructed a 7-frame satellite animation available here that shows the calving and break-up of the Petermann Glacier ice island. The animation begins on August 5, 2010, and ends on September 21, with images spaced about 8 days apart. The images were taken by NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites.

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Greenland update for 2010: record melting and a massive calving event

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Deformed plants are found in a contaminated area of Southern Ibaraki %u2013 (Map below)


A thousand small fish found dead in Kasumi River, Tokyo
Posted on July 19, 2012
July 19, 2012 JAPAN On 7/17/2012, around one thousand of small fish such as Japanese dace were found dead for 500m of Kasumi river Aoume city Tokyo. A citizen reported it to the city office at 17:15 of 7/17/2012. According to their water-quality test, oxygen concentration is normal, chlorine or cyanogen were not detected. Tokyo metropolitan government is going to check if a factory dumped waste water or agricultural chemical in the upper stream. Last November, about 5000 of small fish such as Japanese dace were found dead at the same location too, but they could not identify the cause either. Fukushima Diary

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1178. mati
Quoting redwagon:

Thank you for a very lucid and thoughtful analysis.

Your argument I would classify as emissions-based observations. But over time, much bigger emissions - The Dust Bowl, Krakatoa, in recent history; the GOM asteroid, and countless pre-historic emission catastrophies have still swung back to equilibrium with a time of the event.

My argument is that if there is very recent change in climate, it is not emissions-based, but change in the water-cycle due to the availability over land of water that used to be cycling over that land but no longer is. The anomalies over landmass originate in ground and troposphere water or lack of it; the symptoms show us where the changes are coming from.


My Argument is that it is due to the decrease in Pirates.
I provide evidence as follows:

Link

This is more than equivalent to your justifications
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Some real dangerous storms down the middle of the country, listen to your local warnings folks, stay safe out there, some of these storms have 70 mph winds
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1175. Skyepony (Mod)
nofailsafe~ One of the things I do to help with climate change is eat real, organic food from local sources, including growing as much of it myself as possible. Near 15% of energy is used on agriculture on a large scale. Big Ag is by far the largest forcing of the 3rd most worrisome greenhouse gas Nitrous Oxide. Growing food with little human labor includes the use of pesticides & fertilizers that are causing the dead zones in not just the Gulf of Mexico but here in the Indian River. Last year disturbing amounts of Round Up was found in the rain over the Mississippi Basin.

I does look expensive & daunting at the start. Started small & easy with the garden, just a few pots. Used compost & such to grow in. Some of our waste doesn't need a ride to the dump, it can easily be turned to free dirt with the fertilizer already included. Chickens were a step up, they turn food scrap to fertilizer & produce eggs. Saw some where in Europe they required at least two chickens a household to help keep landfill space available & fertilizer use down.

Started by cutting out genetically modified food & asking where my food was coming from. Tried to keep mostly to the southeast since I live in FL. Learned what seasons food is harvested, tasted & learned to eat the local fare. It was a larger learning experience than the gardening. Started making jams, breads, learned canning, freezing & such. Saves money & time shopping.

Putting up my own food plus expanding the garden a raised bed or a few pots a year eventually saved enough money to buy grass fed meat & such. Over all I'm now paying out less than some of my top couponing friends & unlike energy efficient things I did that just save money, this has saved money & health. Never ate better. Saves time to send the kids out in the garden to snack. Pretty sure that heavy bearing passionfruit covering the south side of the house brought the power bill down even more in this heat.
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SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE KY
913 PM EDT THU JUL 19 2012

KYC001-045-087-137-155-217-200135-
/O.CON.KLMK.SV.W.0417.000000T0000Z-120720T0135Z/
LINCOLN KY-MARION KY-TAYLOR KY-ADAIR KY-CASEY KY-GREEN KY-
913 PM EDT THU JUL 19 2012

...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 935 PM
EDT/835 PM CDT/ FOR EASTERN GREEN...CASEY...NORTHERN ADAIR...
TAYLOR...SOUTHERN MARION AND LINCOLN COUNTIES...

AT 910 PM EDT...A LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WAS REPORTED
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THESE STORMS WERE LOCATED
ALONG A LINE EXTENDING FROM 6 MILES EAST OF TURKEYTOWN TO
SWEENEYVILLE...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 35 MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO IMPACT...
LIBERTY...
STANFORD...
GREENSBURG...
CAMPBELLSVILLE...
MOUNT GILEAD AND HASKINGSVILLE...
PRICETOWN AND HOLMES...
RUBERT FORD AND RHEBER...
ARGYLE AND PHIL...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

WIDESPREAD WIND DAMAGE IS EXPECTED. WINDS MAY KNOCK DOWN TREES AND
POWER LINES...AND DAMAGE BUILDINGS AND HOMES. TAKE COVER NOW!

REPORT SEVERE WEATHER TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OR POST YOUR REPORT TO
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOUISVILLE FACEBOOK PAGE.

&&

LAT...LON 3734 8450 3734 8457 3714 8486 3714 8500
3718 8504 3714 8508 3714 8551 3746 8556
3757 8462 3748 8444
TIME...MOT...LOC 0113Z 312DEG 32KT 3740 8435 3733 8535
WIND...HAIL 70MPH <.50IN

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Up to now, tropical waves over African land look stronger than over the Atl.... Once they reach the water they start degrading....

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1170. wxmod
Russia Fire Storm, top; China Smog, middle; Smoked Alaska, bottom.
All MODIS satellite images today.






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1169. Gearsts
Quoting ProgressivePulse:
ECMWF is forecasting continued cooling in the EPAC, I'm really starting to doubt a bonified El Nino.



Can i have the link to that?
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East Coast Hurricane Visible Loop
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Quoting Jedkins01:
alright so I had just over 5 inches of rain between Monday and Wednesday, and I had a little over 7 inches of rain last week. As much as I love all this rain and thunderstorms, it's getting out of control, water is still flowing out of my front yard into the gutter and it hasn't rained since yesterday afternoon. The ground has reached the super saturation point, I think a couple drier days are needed. I will be happy to see a tropical wave bring a return to widespread heavy storms with deep tropical moisture making a big comeback by Sunday however.

It seems like all year my area couldn't buy a drop of rain, now i feel like I live on the wet side of a mountain in the amazon basin lol. I've had more than 25 inches of rain since June 1st, needless to say it's been a while since we've had this much rain... lol

At least the grass is nice and green, although the lady across the street from me needs to cut hers because it's getting out of control. Also the mosquitos are out in full force and they sure love to hang around me, must be that sweet blood.
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ECMWF is forecasting continued cooling in the EPAC, I'm really starting to doubt a bonified El Nino.



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Quoting CaicosRetiredSailor:
U.S. Makes Strides on Climate Change

Posted by Tim Profeta of Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions,
Duke University on July 19, 2012


As Grist puts it, contrary to popular belief, the U.S. is making progress on climate change. Overall, the country’s carbon emissions fell 1.7 percent last year—in part because of the explosive growth of natural gas and the Great Recession. Looking at energy-related carbon emissions in the last five years, the U.S. has experienced a roughly 6 percent drop. In fact, total greenhouse gas emissions are not expected to reach 2010 levels again until 2030, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

...

So emissions drop, yet drought strengthens....
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Quoting wxchaser97:



nice big jump north of the ITCZ/Monsoon trof
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...From 8 PM NHC Discussion:
...ITCZ/MONSOON TROUGH...

THE MONSOON TROUGH EXTENDS ACROSS W AFRICA TO THE COAST OF GUINEA-BISSAU AT 13N16W CONTINUING ALONG 14N30W TO 9N49W. THE ITCZ BEGINS AT 9N49W CONTINUING TO 9N61W. NO DEEP CONVECTION IS ALONG THE AXIS...BUT A LARGE BURST OF CONVECTION IS NEARING THE AFRICAN COASTLINE.

From Atlantic Ocean Discussion
...AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH EXTENDS FROM E OF
THE AZORES ISLANDS TO NEAR 28N40W...BUT IS NOT CAUSING ANY SIGNIFICANT WEATHER. UPPER LEVEL RIDGING ALSO COVERS THE FAR ERN ATLC CENTERED JUST OFF THE AFRICAN COAST NEAR 17N20W. THE LAST VISIBLE SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES A LARGE AREA OF SAHARAN DUST COVERS MUCH OF THE TROPICAL ATLC AROUND THE TROPICAL WAVES...WHICH IS HELPING SUPPORT FAIR SURFACE CONDITIONS.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT
WWW.HURRICANES.GOV/MARINE
WALTON
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Quoting Jedkins01:
alright so I had just over 5 inches of rain between Monday and Wednesday, and I had a little over 7 inches of rain last week. As much as I love all this rain and thunderstorms, it's getting out of control, water is still flowing out of my front yard into the gutter and it hasn't rained since yesterday afternoon. The ground has reached the super saturation point, I think a couple drier days are needed. I will be happy to see a tropical wave bring a return to widespread heavy storms with deep tropical moisture making a big comeback by Sunday however.

It seems like all year my area couldn't buy a drop of rain, now i feel like I live on the wet side of a mountain in the amazon basin lol. I've had more than 25 inches of rain since June 1st, needless to say it's been a while since we've had this much rain... lol

boy you got that right, seemed like it rained here for weeks not stop, sunny today hopefully tomorrow also
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Quoting Doppler22:

Do u live in S. PA also?
No.The name says it all Baha.Lol.D.C
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1152. LargoFl
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Alright so I had just over 5 inches of rain between Monday and Wednesday this week, and I had a little over 7 inches of rain last week. As much as I love all this rain and thunderstorms, it's getting out of control, water is still flowing out of my front yard into the gutter and it hasn't rained since yesterday afternoon. The ground has reached the super saturation point, I think a couple drier days are needed. I will however be happy to see a tropical wave bring a return to widespread heavy storms with deep tropical moisture making a big comeback by Sunday.] of course :)

It seems like all year my area couldn't buy a drop of rain, now it just keeps coming. I've had more than 25 inches of rain since June 1st, needless to say it's been a while since we've had this much rain... lol

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Good evening everybody are the models showing a trough split like last time or they have drop it?
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1149. Patrap
itsa Mojo rising..
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
843 PM EDT THU JUL 19 2012

MDZ004-005-009-010-VAZ030-031-042-052-501-WVZ053- 200130-
FREDERICK MD-MONTGOMERY MD-WARREN VA-CLARKE VA-JEFFERSON WV-
CARROLL MD-NORTHERN FAUQUIER VA-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK VA-HOWARD MD-LOUDOUN VA-
843 PM EDT THU JUL 19 2012

...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS TO AFFECT FREDERICK...MONTGOMERY...WARREN...
CLARKE...JEFFERSON...CARROLL...NORTHERN FAUQUIER...PRINCE
WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK...HOWARD AND LOUDOUN COUNTIES...

AT 843 PM EDT...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE
EXTENDING FROM HARRY GROVE STADIUM TO PURCELLVILLE TO 2 MILES NORTH
OF MARKHAM...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE LINCOLN...HAMILTON...DOUBS...ADAMSTOWN...
ASHVILLE...ADA...PAEONIAN SPRINGS...BUCKEYSTOWN...TUSCARORA AND ST.
LOUIS.

HEAVY RAIN WITH THESE STORMS WILL REDUCE VISIBILITIES TO BELOW ONE
MILE AND MAY CAUSE PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS.

WIND GUSTS OF 40 TO 50 MPH AND SMALL HAIL CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THESE
STORMS.

&&

LAT...LON 3945 7698 3926 7705 3905 7730 3906 7733
3885 7753 3879 7769 3887 7821 3915 7783
3948 7748
TIME...MOT...LOC 0043Z 270DEG 21KT 3941 7743 3915 7771
3893 7801

$$


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U.S. Makes Strides on Climate Change

Posted by Tim Profeta of Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions,
Duke University on July 19, 2012


As Grist puts it, contrary to popular belief, the U.S. is making progress on climate change. Overall, the country's carbon emissions fell 1.7 percent last year - in part because of the explosive growth of natural gas and the Great Recession. Looking at energy-related carbon emissions in the last five years, the U.S. has experienced a roughly 6 percent drop. In fact, total greenhouse gas emissions are not expected to reach 2010 levels again until 2030, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2012/07/1 9/u-s-makes-strides-on-climate-change/
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Quoting ktymisty:


I get a lot of news about Fukushima from the Fukushima Dairy website. The chatbox is a bit depressing to 'listen to' but it's got some very good info.


EneNews has good daily info....

Link
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OMG i had to adjust the pages to 125% to read this
blog clearly sucks getting old
nice little thunder storm rolling through tonight
also
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
PAC001-043-071-075-133-200130-
/O.NEW.KCTP.SV.W.0129.120720T0035Z-120720T0130Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
835 PM EDT THU JUL 19 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EASTERN ADAMS COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
SOUTHEASTERN DAUPHIN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
LANCASTER COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
SOUTHEASTERN LEBANON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
YORK COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 930 PM EDT

* AT 830 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
AN AREA OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM HARRISBURG SOUTH TO EAST OF
GETTYSBURG MOVING NORTHEAST AT 15 MPH. THIS STORM IS CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING ONE INCH DIAMETER HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO NEW
OXFORD...MCSHERRYSTOWN...LITTLESTOWN...LAKE MEADE...HEIDLERSBURG...
GERMANTOWN...EAST BERLIN...BONNEAUVILLE...LAWN...WILLOW STREET...
WAKEFIELD...STRASBURG...SMITHVILLE...SAFE HARBOR...ROTHSVILLE...
REAMSTOWN...QUARRYVILLE...PARADISE...MOUNTVILLE... MOUNT JOY...
MILLERSVILLE...MAYTOWN...MARIETTA...MANHEIM...LITI TZ...LEOLA...
LANDISVILLE...LANCASTER...HOLTWOOD...EPHRATA...ELI ZABETHTOWN...EAST
PETERSBURG...DENVER...COLUMBIA...BRICKERVILLE...BA INBRIDGE...
AKRON...YORK...WRIGHTSVILLE...WINDSOR...WEIGELSTOW N...VALLEY
GREEN...THOMASVILLE...SUNNYBURN...STONYBROOK...STE WARTSTOWN...
SPRY...SPRING GROVE...SHREWSBURY...SHENKS FERRY...RED LION...
PENNVILLE...PARKVILLE...NEW FREEDOM...MANCHESTER...JACOBUS...
HANOVER...HALLAM...GLEN ROCK...EMIGSVILLE...DOVER...DILLSBURG...
DELTA...DALLASTOWN...CODORUS AND BROGUE

THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA INTERSTATES...THE
PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 253 AND 283...I-83 BETWEEN
MILE MARKERS 1 AND 35.

THIS WILL ALSO IMPACT THE FOLLOWING MAJOR ROADS...STATE HIGHWAY
283...ROUTE 15...ROUTE 30...ROUTE 222...ROUTE 322...STATE ROAD 94...
STATE ROAD 97...STATE ROAD 501.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS CREATE WINDS OF MORE THAN 57 MPH...OR HAIL ONE
INCH OR LARGER.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE DAMAGE. MOVE INSIDE A PERMANENT BUILDING
NOW TO BE SAFE FROM STRONG WIND GUSTS AND LARGE HAIL.

PLEASE REPORT HAIL...STRONG WINDS OR WIND DAMAGE TO THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE BY CALLING TOLL FREE...1 8 7 7 6 3 3 6 7 7 2.

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LAT...LON 3972 7728 4008 7712 4011 7708 4032 7615
4030 7613 3976 7606 3972 7610
TIME...MOT...LOC 0034Z 246DEG 11KT 4006 7681

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FORECASTER: CR/RR
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Quoting 954FtLCane:




This blog has gone over the edge tonight.

BTW, What are the chances the African wave will get an invest # when it enters the ATL?



Ok, that picture made me laugh really, really hard, props to you man, lol.
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEWPORT/MOREHEAD CITY NC
810 PM EDT THU JUL 19 2012

NCZ029-044>047-079>081-090>094-210015-
MARTIN-PITT-WASHINGTON-TYRRELL-MAINLAND DARE-GREENE-BEAUFORT-
MAINLAND HYDE-DUPLIN-LENOIR-JONES-CRAVEN-PAMLICO-
810 PM EDT THU JUL 19 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT.

HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

A SLOW MOVING FRONT WILL LEAD TO WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL WITH
POSSIBLE LOCALIZED FLOODING SATURDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION IS NOT EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Why isn't this just lovely..We're once again in a server thunderstorm warning and the storms have a lot of rain with them so flash flooding is possible.And i know those poor people on Rhode island ave don't need this...Then we go for round two tomorrow...

Do u live in S. PA also?
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Quoting sunlinepr:
M4.5 quake hits Fukushima — Third M4 in last 24 hours

Link


I get a lot of news about Fukushima from the Fukushima Dairy website. The chatbox is a bit depressing to 'listen to' but it's got some very good info.
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Why isn't this just lovely..We're once again in a server thunderstorm warning and the storms have a lot of rain with them so flash flooding is possible.And i know those poor people on Rhode island ave don't need this...Then we go for round two tomorrow...
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1135. LargoFl
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The 30 day SOI continues with the uptick,tonight up to -3.8,well above the -8 El Nino threshold.

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M4.5 quake hits Fukushima — Third M4 in last 24 hours

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wunderground.com is available in all languages,

russian.wunderground.com
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Quoting sunlinepr:
Whole Lotta Shaking Going On



Though at the moment the number of shakes per week is way down on average. At times like this I say "the earth is quiet" and something will take the strain fairly soon. The average is still around 180 and I've seen it go as low as 130 but that was before Japan. After Japan the average was about 330 for a month or more. Just my 2 cents :)
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Jeff Masters Blog In Spanish

El lugar más frío en Groenlandia, y con frecuencia todo el hemisferio norte, es común la estación de montaña. Situado en la parte superior de la capa de hielo de Groenlandia, 10,552 pies (3207 metros) sobre el nivel del mar y 415 millas (670 km) al norte del Círculo Polar Ártico, las temperaturas rara vez ve la Cumbre que se elevan por encima del punto de congelación. En el lapso de 12 años 2000 - 2011, la Cumbre de las temperaturas subieron por encima de cero sólo cuatro veces, de acuerdo al clima registros investigador de Maximiliano Herrera. Pero sorprendentemente, en la última semana, las temperaturas en la Cumbre han eclipsado el punto de congelación durante cinco días, incluyendo cuatro días en una fila de 11 de julio - 14. En realidad, hay tres estaciones meteorológicas ubicadas en el lugar - la Cumbre, la Cumbre Estados Unidos-, y AWS Cumbre. La temperatura más alta medida fiable en cualquiera de las tres estaciones es ahora el 3,6 ° C (38,5 ° F), medido en Lunes, 16 de julio 2012 en la Cumbre y los Estados Unidos. Un 4,4 ° C en la Cumbre de la lectura en mayo de 2010 es falso, como se puede ver mirando a la estación adyacente. Del mismo modo, una lectura de 3,3 ° C entre junio de 2004 también es malo. Registros en la Cumbre se inició en 1996.

El récord de calor ha provocado la fusión significativa de la capa de hielo de Groenlandia. Según el blog de hielo del mar Ártico, el 11 de julio, los glaciares el agua de deshielo del glaciar Russell Watson inundó el río, rompiendo dos puentes que conectan el norte y el sur de Kangerlussuaq (Sønder Strømfjord), un pequeño asentamiento en el sudoeste de Groenlandia. El caudal de 3,5 millones de litros por segundo fue casi el doble del anterior récord de flujo tarifa.El pronóstico más reciente de las llamadas Cumbres de las condiciones más frías durante la próxima semana, con temperaturas no más por encima de la congelación en la Cumbre.

Una isla de hielo masiva dos veces el tamaño de Manhattan y la mitad del grosor del Empire State Building parido fuera de Petermann de Groenlandia Glaciar en Lunes, 16 de julio 2012. De acuerdo con Andreas Muenchow, profesor asociado de ciencias del mar física y la ingeniería en la Universidad de la universidad de Delaware de la Tierra, Océano y Medio Ambiente en su blog mares helados, el punto de quiebre-off ha sido visible durante al menos 8 años en imágenes de satélite, y se ha estado propagando a 1 km / año hacia el Estrecho de Nares. El mismo glaciar parido un témpano de hielo el doble de trasero grande el 4 de agosto de 2010 - el mayor iceberg observado en el Ártico desde 1962.El agua dulce almacenada en esa isla de hielo podría haber mantenido los ríos Delaware o Hudson fluye por más de dos años, o se mantiene todo el público de EE.UU. el agua del grifo que fluye por 120 días. "Mientras que el tamaño no es tan espectacular como lo fue en 2010, el hecho de que sigue tan de cerca a la edición de 2010 trae terminal del glaciar a un lugar donde no ha sido por lo menos 150 años", dijo Muenchow en una editorial universitaria en libertad. "El noroeste de Groenlandia y Canadá, el noreste se están calentando más de cinco veces más rápido que el resto del mundo, pero el calentamiento observado no es prueba de que la disminución de la capa de hielo es causado por esto, porque la temperatura del aire tienen poco efecto sobre el glaciar, la temperatura del océano hacen , y nuestra temperatura del océano de series de tiempo son sólo cinco a ocho años de largo - demasiado breve para establecer una señal de calentamiento robusto ".


Jeff Masters

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