June 2012: Earth's 4th warmest June; heavy rains in Beijing kill 37

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 12:19 PM GMT on July 23, 2012

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June 2012 was the globe's 4th warmest June on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). NASA rated May 2012 the 3rd warmest on record. June 2012 global land temperatures were the warmest on record; this makes three months in a row--April, May, and June--in which record-high monthly land temperature records were set. Global ocean temperatures were the 10th warmest on record. June 2012 was the 328th consecutive month with global temperatures warmer than the 20th century average; the last time global temperatures were below average was February 1985. We've now had three consecutive top-five warmest months on record; April 2012 was the 5th warmest April on record, and May 2012 was the 2nd warmest May on record. The increase in global temperatures relative to average, compared to March 2012 (16th warmest March on record) is due, in part, to warming waters in the Eastern Pacific, where a La Niña event ended in April, and borderline El Niño conditions now exist. Global satellite-measured temperatures in June for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were 4th or 3rd warmest in the 34-year record, according to Remote Sensing Systems and the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH). Northern Hemisphere snow cover extent during June 2012 was the smallest in the 46-year period of record. Wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, has a comprehensive post on the notable weather events of June in his June 2012 Global Weather Extremes Summary. Notably:

- The U.K. suffered through its wettest June since at least 1910, and coolest such since 1991.

- The monsoon season has been especially devastating so far along the banks of the Brahmaputra River in northeast India and Bangladesh. Over 2000 villages have been flooded and at least 190 deaths reported so far. Almost 20 million people in all have been displaced.

- The Korean Peninsula continued to endure its worst drought in at least 105 years.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for June 2012. In the Northern Hemisphere, most areas experienced much higher-than-average monthly temperatures, including most of North America and Eurasia, and northern Africa. Only northern and western Europe, and the northwestern United States were notably cooler than average. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) .

Arctic sea ice has greatest June loss on record
Arctic sea ice saw its greatest-ever decrease during the month of June, and ice extent averaged over the entire month was the 2nd lowest for June in the 35-year satellite record, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The last three Junes (2010 - 2012) have had the three smallest ice extents for the month, with June 2012 being the 21st consecutive June and the 133rd consecutive month with below-average Arctic sea ice extent. During much of June 2012 and extending into the first half of July, the Arctic Dipole pattern set up. This atmospheric circulation pattern features a surface high pressure system in the Arctic north of Alaska, and a low pressure system on the Eurasian side of the Arctic. This results in winds blowing from south to north over Siberia, pushing warm air into the central Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Dipole pattern occurred in all summer months of 2007 and helped support the record 2007 summer reduction in sea ice extent. The Arctic Dipole pattern has broken down over the past few days, and is expected to be absent through early August. This should slow Arctic sea ice loss, and ice extent may no longer be at record low levels by the first week of August.


Figure 2. Arctic sea ice area in 2012 as of July 22 (yellow line) compared to all the other years since satellite observations began in 1979. Ice area in 2012 during most of June and July has been the lowest on record. The previous record low years were 2007 and 2011. Note that sea ice area (as shown here) and sea ice extent (as measured by the National Snow and Ice Data Center) are not the same thing, but one can use either to quantify sea ice, and both show very similar behavior. Image credit: University of Illinois Cryosphere Today.

Three new billion-dollar weather disasters in June
The globe experienced three new billion-dollar weather disasters in June, bringing the total for the year to nine, said insurance broker Aon Benfield in their June Catastrophe Report. The most expensive disaster in June occurred in China, where heavy rains between the between June 20 - 29 affected northern, central, eastern and southern sections of the country. The rains left at least 50 people dead in 17 separate provinces, and caused damage estimated at CNY17.4 billion (USD2.73 billion). The U.S. suffered two billion-dollar severe weather events in June, bringing the total number of such events to six for the year. The record for most billion-dollar disasters in a year in the U.S. is fourteen (according to NOAA/NCDC) or seventeen (according to Aon Benfield.) The most costly event in June 2012 came across portions of Texas and New Mexico, where severe thunderstorms pelted areas (including the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan region) with golf ball and baseball-sized hail. The Insurance Council of Texas said that more than 100,000 claims were filed and total insured losses in the state would exceed $1 billion, with total losses near $1.75 billion. A separate hail event in Colorado and Wyoming caused more than $700 million in insured losses, and $1.25 billion in total losses.


Figure 3. Weather disasters costing at least half a billion dollars so far in 2012, according to insurance broker Aon Benfield in their June Catastrophe Report.

Heaviest rains in 60 years deluge Beijing, killing 37
China's latest billion-dollar weather disaster is a torrential rainstorm that hit Beijing Saturday night, dumping the the heaviest rains the city has seen in 60 years, according to Associated Press. The resulting flooding killed 37 people and did $1.6 billion in damage.


Figure 4. A Chinese man uses a signboard to signal motorists driving through flooded street following a heavy rain in Beijing Saturday, July 21, 2012. China's government says the heaviest rains to hit Beijing in six decades. The torrential downpour Saturday night left low-lying streets flooded and knocked down trees. (AP Photo)

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.


Jeff Masters

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1368. razedbywolves
8:47 PM GMT on July 25, 2012
RE: June 2012: Earth's 4th warmest June


4th warmest since when ?

what about the 2000 years prior to that "when" ?

what about the 5000 years prior the new "when" ?

what about the 10,000 years prior to the next "when" ?

how many million years am I left with ?


when was the "coolest" June ?


who won the 1447 Super Bowl,World Series,and Indy 500 ?


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1367. SSideBrac
2:00 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
I was impressed that throughout the impacts of Vicente, Hong Kong seemed to retain mains power & internet connectivity and suffer little building damage- I was able to access a series of HK Web Cams (Transport Dept & HK Observatory) for the duration of Vicente.
They have proven a high level of resilience (perhaps what one should expect in one of the world's leading financial capitals)that many places could do well to try and emulate.
Main thing to me though is that all my contacts there are fine and well
So now - back to eyes on the Caribbean - although that area East of Phillipines could eventually bring something Hong Kong's way again.
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1366. RTSplayer
1:59 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting KoritheMan:


"In my experience there's no such thing as luck." - The wise words of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi


What would you call it then?

Clearly people are affected by events that have nothing to do with skill, nor even the free will of other good or evil people.

Gambling:
Lottery.
Craps.

You can make a millionaire out of a fool in five minutes.

Even disasters are not always a matter of wisdom or planning. Mohenjo Daro was struck by a meteor and obliterated, with the ancient aliens crowd claiming evidence of a nuclear explosion, but then again a large enough meteor could in fact cause a nuclear explosion. If you were there when it happened, you probably had "bad luck" and even if you survived the initial impact you probably died from radiation or burns. If you were elsewhere you had "good luck".

It makes little difference whether this event was pre-ordained by causality from the moment of creation of the universe, because the place of one's birth was nevertheless "lucky" to produce survival through no merit, or "unlucky" to produce death through no necessary lack of merit.


To use another of Obi Wan's lines, "From a certain point of view...," luck does exist, even if everything is predetermined.
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1365. Neapolitan
1:51 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting Autistic2:

It’s a scam that endangers all our lives.

Freon 22 = 120 psi working pressure
R-410a = 300-500 working pressure

Freon = 22 can be inhaled (kids do it to get high)
R-410a = Small amounts will suck all the moister out of you lungs, break down the surfactant in you lungs and kill you hammer dead.

R-410a = a sensor must be installed to detect even small leaks. This is not being done due to the high cost of replacement.

R-410a = still has some Freon 22 in it.




Freon 22 = destroys the zone
R-410a = doesn't destroy the ozone

FTW.

Much of what you wrote is, quite frankly, rubbish.
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1364. GeorgiaStormz
1:45 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
TWC used WU interactive radar in their G+ post.
seems they get along quite well
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1363. Autistic2
1:45 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:
The cost of going green is sometimes high. Then again, the cost of doing the right thing by correcting past mistakes often is. Six months of cancer care is considerably more expensive than six decades of cigarette smoking, but when the only other option is just to throw your hands in the air and die, what real choice do you have?


What you say is true. However some large business will use that logic to GREATLY increase the cost beyond what it needs to be.
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1362. Stormchaser2007
1:44 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Here's the lightning in Felix I was referring to yesterday:

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1361. LargoFl
1:41 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
...this line sure looks like its headed eastward towards Florida once again, this afternoon or evening might turn out interesting
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1359. washingtonian115
1:41 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting WxGeekVA:

And the Derecho begins...
Don't show that picture!!.That's the devil's child!.And not surprisingly the sorry morning crew Tucker,Allison,and Tony are not taking this situation seriously.
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1358. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
1:40 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
1357. Autistic2
1:39 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting HimacaneBrees:
I believe most people don't like the idea or the expense incurred when having to make changes to how they live. Take for instance. HCFC Refrigerant(Freon) 22 (which is what is in the AC that cools your home) is being phased out. The cost of this is crazy. 4 years ago you could, if you had the proper license, buy a 30# drum of R-22 for $40. Last year it was $200. Right now that same drum is in the $500 neighborhood. It is now cheaper to pay for new R-410a (HFC) equipment to replace what is in your home. Which this is what has to be done now if your unit totally fails. You can no longer purchase R-22 equipment. There are people that believe this is a racket just so someone can make more money. The actual cost of going green is high, and there are a great number of people that can't afford it. R-12 (CFC) (used in car AC's) was phased out in the 90's. There was cost in this as well but you could live without AC in your car if you couldn't afford the retrofit. It is not something people want to deal with in their home though.

It’s a scam that endangers all our lives.

Freon 22 = 120 psi working pressure
R-410a = 300-500 working pressure

Freon = 22 can be inhaled (kids do it to get high)
R-410a = Small amounts will suck all the moister out of you lungs, break down the surfactant in you lungs and kill you hammer dead.

R-410a = a sensor must be installed to detect even small leaks. This is not being done due to the high cost of replacement.

R-410a = still has some Freon 22 in it.




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1355. LargoFl
1:38 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
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1354. GeorgiaStormz
1:37 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
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1353. LargoFl
1:35 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
wash d.c etc...pay attention to your local warnings this afternoon..................HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
849 AM EDT TUE JUL 24 2012

ANZ530>543-DCZ001-MDZ006-007-011-013-014-016>018- VAZ052>057-
251015-
CHESAPEAKE BAY NORTH OF POOLES ISLAND MD-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM POOLES ISLAND TO SANDY POINT MD-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM SANDY POINT TO NORTH BEACH MD-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM NORTH BEACH TO DRUM POINT MD-
CHESAPEAKE BAY FROM DRUM POINT MD TO SMITH POINT VA-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM KEY BRIDGE TO INDIAN HEAD MD-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM INDIAN HEAD TO COBB ISLAND MD-
TIDAL POTOMAC FROM COBB ISLAND MD TO SMITH POINT VA-
PATAPSCO RIVER INCLUDING BALTIMORE HARBOR-
CHESTER RIVER TO QUEENSTOWN MD-EASTERN BAY-
CHOPTANK RIVER TO CAMBRIDGE MD AND THE LITTLE CHOPTANK RIVER-
PATUXENT RIVER TO BROOMES ISLAND MD-
TANGIER SOUND AND THE INLAND WATERS SURROUNDING BLOODSWORTH
ISLAND-DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-HARFORD-
SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-
CALVERT-PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-
849 AM EDT TUE JUL 24 2012

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR THE MARYLAND PORTION OF THE
CHESAPEAKE BAY...TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER...AND ADJACENT COUNTIES IN
CENTRAL MARYLAND AND NORTHERN VIRGINIA AS WELL AS THE DISTRICT OF
COLUMBIA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON ALONG AND
SOUTH OF A SLOW-MOVING COLD FRONT. SOME STORMS WILL BECOME SEVERE
AND WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS AND POSSIBLY
LARGE HAIL.

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT THROUGH TONIGHT FOR PORTIONS
OF THE WATERS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 11 AM WEDNESDAY FOR A
PORTION OF THE WATERS.

A HEAT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED ON THURSDAY FOR A LARGE PORTION OF
THE OUTLOOK AREA AS HEAT INDICES MAY EXCEED 105 DEGREES.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION LIKELY WILL BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$
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1352. AussieStorm
1:35 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting MAweatherboy1:

If this were to follow the 1016mb line it would probably go into the Carolinas:


it could "pump the ridge"
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1350. AussieStorm
1:33 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting SFLWeatherman:
Wow did you see this!!

Check 1266. I commented on it.
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1349. LargoFl
1:33 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
WUUS51 KCTP 241312
SVRCTP
PAC009-055-057-061-111-241415-
/O.NEW.KCTP.SV.W.0134.120724T1312Z-120724T1415Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STATE COLLEGE PA
912 AM EDT TUE JUL 24 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
BEDFORD COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
WESTERN FRANKLIN COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
FULTON COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
SOUTHWESTERN HUNTINGDON COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...
SOMERSET COUNTY IN SOUTH CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 1015 AM EDT

* AT 907 AM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS. THESE SEVERE STORMS EXTENDED FROM
ARMAGH TO OHIOPYLE...MOVING EAST AT 70 MPH. THESE STORMS ARE
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ONE INCH DIAMETER HAIL...AND DAMAGING WINDS IN
EXCESS OF 60 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE...
WINDBER AND SOMERSET...
MEYERSDALE AND CENTRAL CITY...
BLUE KNOB STATE PARK AND OGLETOWN...
QUEEN AND OSTERBURG...
LAKE GORDON AND CESSNA...
NEW ENTERPRISE AND BEDFORD...

THIS WILL IMPACT THE FOLLOWING CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA INTERSTATES...THE
PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 100 AND 190...I-70 BETWEEN
MILE MARKERS 147 AND 170...I-99 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 0 AND 14.

THIS WILL ALSO IMPACT THE FOLLOWING MAJOR ROADS...ROUTE 30...ROUTE
40...ROUTE 219...ROUTE 220...ROUTE 522.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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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1348. WxGeekVA
1:32 PM GMT on July 24, 2012

And the Derecho begins...
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1347. washingtonian115
1:29 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Be careful what you wish for I guess...
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1346. Stormchaser2007
1:27 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Starting to see a good deal of hints from the ECMWF and GFS ensembles that the MDR might light up with some decent easterly waves over the next fews weeks.

ECMWF and GFS agree on a "sleeper wave" moving across the MDR and developing north of the islands.

Very decent looking wave just off the coast. Starting to think that this will become something of interest over the next few days.

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1345. floridaboy14
1:27 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting MAweatherboy1:

If this were to follow the 1016mb line it would probably go into the Carolinas:

oh ok thank you. remember those thats a 16 day run and its just ONE run of the GFS. looking forward to the 12z GFS model run. thanks
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1344. BahaHurican
1:26 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting SFLWeatherman:
Wow did you see this!!
I'm surprised this invest hasn't gotten named yet. It was looking pretty good on Sunday...
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1343. LargoFl
1:26 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
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1342. MAweatherboy1
1:24 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting SFLWeatherman:
Wow did you see this!!

It'll be dissipated before it gets to Hawaii if it heads in that direction... Actually it's starting to look like 90E won't develop at all.
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1341. LargoFl
1:23 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
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1339. MAweatherboy1
1:23 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting floridaboy14:
sorry i cant see the 1016 mb line on the 0z GFS could you please tell me where future Ernesto would go? thank you

If this were to follow the 1016mb line it would probably go into the Carolinas:

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1338. Neapolitan
1:22 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting HimacaneBrees:
I believe most people don't like the idea or the expense incurred when having to make changes to how they live. Take for instance. HCFC Refrigerant(Freon) 22 (which is what is in the AC that cools your home) is being phased out. The cost of this is crazy. 4 years ago you could, if you had the proper license, buy a 30# drum of R-22 for $40. Last year it was $200. Right now that same drum is in the $500 neighborhood. It is now cheaper to pay for new R-410a (HFC) equipment to replace what is in your home. Which this is what has to be done now if your unit totally fails. You can no longer purchase R-22 equipment. There are people that believe this is a racket just so someone can make more money. The actual cost of going green is high, and there are a great number of people that can't afford it. R-12 (CFC) (used in car AC's) was phased out in the 90's. There was cost in this as well but you could live without AC in your car if you couldn't afford the retrofit. It is not something people want to deal with in their home though.
The cost of going green is sometimes high. Then again, the cost of doing the right thing by correcting past mistakes often is. Six months of cancer care is considerably more expensive than six decades of cigarette smoking, but when the only other option is just to throw your hands in the air and die, what real choice do you have?
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1337. floridaboy14
1:21 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting BahaHurican:
Follow that 1016 line. Whereever that is, there the storms will follow...

sorry i cant see the 1016 mb line on the 0z GFS could you please tell me where future Ernesto would go? thank you
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1336. LargoFl
1:20 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting StormTracker2K:



About 15 to minutes SE of Orlando OIA has only had about 3" of rain for July but in Downtown Orlando the total is around 10" for the month. Crazy how the seabreezes work in FL as some areas get pounded repeatedly while others see very little rain.
..I dont even want to look at the rain toatls here lol..ducks are loving this
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1335. SFLWeatherman
1:19 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Wow did you see this!!
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1334. goosegirl1
1:18 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting washingtonian115:
No..just..just no..I don't wanna hear that name!!!.


I am with you, but I suppose we are need a warning. There is a line of strong storms to my west and north, in SE PA, that looks as if they move thru here soon. If the derecho holds together, we will have that later this afternoon. I think the "ring of fire" moved a bit to the east... we are in for an exciting day.
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1333. BahaHurican
1:18 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting floridaboy14:
Im confused. i know its one run of the gfs and it shows a hurricane approaching the bahamas but i thought this was the year were the A/B high is strong and pushes everything into the carribean or florida..
Follow that 1016 line. Whereever that is, there the storms will follow...

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1332. LargoFl
1:18 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting StormTracker2K:
0Z GFS

..say stormtracker, does this look like a hit on central florida down the road?
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1330. farupnorth
1:18 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Old stuff but slow blog so.

Haven't seen this video of the Tuscaloosa tornado before. Scary stuff from a good vanatage point:



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1329. floridaboy14
1:17 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Im confused. i know its one run of the gfs and it shows a hurricane approaching the bahamas but i thought this was the year were the A/B high is strong and pushes everything into the carribean or florida..
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1328. LargoFl
1:17 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting StormTracker2K:
Here we go again. My area is starting to flood and more rain will only aggrevate the situation after yesterday's deluge.

..sure looks like that line out in the gulf is going to move inland,here we go again
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1327. BahaHurican
1:16 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Looks like Macau got only cat 1 sustained winds. This leads me to believe the radius of cat 3-4 winds was smaller than I was thinking yesterday [not unlikely, given the relatively fast spinup]. The good side of this is that storm surge going into the lowlying delta areas on the western side of the Pearl River estuary should be much lower than 10 feet...
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1325. washingtonian115
1:11 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting goosegirl1:


I was watching the line in Chicago this morning and wondered. It seems as if a fast-moving line hits Chicagoland, the Mid-Atlantic has to be on guard. Our version of an African wave, I guess :)
No..just..just no..I don't wanna hear that name!!!.
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1324. goosegirl1
1:10 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:
Margusity at Accuweather is already calling it a derecho on Twitter....


I was watching the line in Chicago this morning and wondered. It seems as if a fast-moving line hits Chicagoland, the Mid-Atlantic has to be on guard. Our version of an African wave, I guess :)
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1322. washingtonian115
1:08 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting StormTracker2K:


Looks almost like a TD. I'm surprised the NHC has drawn a colored circle over this area.

Remember..the NHC likes to see if things are persistent.Remember 92L earlier this year?.
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1321. MAweatherboy1
1:07 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Quoting StormTracker2K:


Looks almost like a TD. I'm surprised the NHC has drawn a colored circle over this area.


They might put a 20% yellow on it at 2PM if it maintains itself.
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1320. BahaHurican
1:06 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
Typhoon Vicente struck Macau at about 15:00 GMT on 23 July.Data supplied by theUS Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Centersuggest that the point of landfallwasnear21.4 N,113.8 E.Vicente brought 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around129 km/h (80 mph).Wind gusts in the area mayhave beenconsiderably higher.

According to the Saffir-Simpson damage scale the potential property damage and flooding from a storm ofVicente'sstrength (category 1)at landfall includes:

•Storm surge generally 1.2-1.5 metres (4-5 feet) above normal.
•No real damage to building structures.
•Damage primarily to unanchored mobile homes, shrubbery, and trees.
•Some damage to poorly constructed signs.
•Some coastal road flooding and minor pier damage.
There is also the potential for flooding further inland due to heavy rain.


The information above is provided for guidance only and should not be used to make life or death decisions or decisions relating to property. Anyone in the region who is concerned for their personal safety or property should contact their official national weather agency or warning centre for advice.

This alert is provided by TropicalStorm Risk (TSR) which is sponsored by Benfield, Royal & SunAlliance,Crawford & Company and University College London (UCL). TSR acknowledges thesupport of the UK Met Office.

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1319. HimacaneBrees
1:05 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
I believe most people don't like the idea or the expense incurred when having to make changes to how they live. Take for instance. HCFC Refrigerant(Freon) 22 (which is what is in the AC that cools your home) is being phased out. The cost of this is crazy. 4 years ago you could, if you had the proper license, buy a 30# drum of R-22 for $40. Last year it was $200. Right now that same drum is in the $500 neighborhood. It is now cheaper to pay for new R-410a (HFC) equipment to replace what is in your home. Which this is what has to be done now if your unit totally fails. You can no longer purchase R-22 equipment. There are people that believe this is a racket just so someone can make more money. The actual cost of going green is high, and there are a great number of people that can't afford it. R-12 (CFC) (used in car AC's) was phased out in the 90's. There was cost in this as well but you could live without AC in your car if you couldn't afford the retrofit. It is not something people want to deal with in their home though.
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1318. BahaHurican
1:05 PM GMT on July 24, 2012
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