August 2012: Earth's 4th warmest August on record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:07 PM GMT on September 18, 2012

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August 2012 was the globe's 4th warmest August on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). NASA rated August 2012 the 6th warmest on record. August 2012 global land temperatures were the 2nd warmest on record, and global ocean temperatures were the 5th warmest on record. August 2012 was the 330th consecutive month with global temperatures warmer than the 20th century average; the last time global temperatures were below average was February 1985. Global satellite-measured temperatures in August for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were 3rd warmest in the 34-year record, according to the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH). Wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, has a comprehensive post on the notable weather events of August in his August 2012 Global Weather Extremes Summary.



Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for August 2012. Most areas of the world experienced much higher-than-average monthly temperatures, including much of Canada, Southeast Europe, and Western Asia. Central Russia was much cooler than average. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) .

El Niño watch continues
Sea surface temperatures were at 0.5°C above average as of September 17 in the equatorial Pacific off the coast of South America, and have been near or above the 0.5°C above average--the threshold needed for a weak El Niño event--since the beginning of July. However, winds, pressures, and cloud cover over the region have not responded in the fashion typically associated with an El Niño, and NOAA's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) classified conditions as being neutral in their September 6 El Niño discussion. They continued their El Niño watch, and gave a 69% chance that an El Niño event will be in place by the end of September. El Niño conditions tend to decrease Atlantic hurricane activity, by increasing wind shear over the tropical Atlantic. Wind shear has been close to average over the tropical Atlantic since the beginning of hurricane season in June. However, the past few runs of the GFS model have predicted a significant rise in wind shear over the Caribbean and tropical Atlantic by early October, which may represent El Niño finally beginning to kick in and affect the atmospheric circulation over the Atlantic.


Figure 2. Arctic sea ice extent as of September 18, 2012 (black line) compared to the previous record low years, in millions of square kilometers. This year's extent is far below any previous year, and is close to its minimum for the year. Satellite measurements of ice extent began in 1979. Image credit: Danish Meteorological Institute.

Arctic sea ice falls to all-time record low during August
August 2012 Arctic sea ice extent reached its lowest August extent in the 35-year satellite record, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). The new sea ice record was set on August 26, a full three weeks before the usual end of the melting season. Every major scientific institution that tracks Arctic sea ice agrees that new records for low ice area, extent, and volume have been set (see the comprehensive collection of sea ice graphs here.) Satellite records of sea ice extent date back to 1979, though a 2011 study by Kinnard et al. shows that the Arctic hasn't seen a melt like this for at least 1,450 years (see a more detailed article on this over at skepticalscience.com.) The latest September 18, 2012 extent of 3.5 million square kilometers is approximately a 50% reduction in the area of Arctic covered by sea ice, compared to the average from 1979 - 2000. The amount of open ocean exposed this September compared to September 1980 is about 43% of the size of the contiguous United States. The ice extent is close to its minimum for the year, and should start in increase within the next week or two, but that open water over the Arctic will provide a significant amount of heat and moisture to the atmosphere over the next few months that will significantly alter weather patterns. One possible impact may be an increase in the intensity and duration of extreme weather events during fall and winter.


Video 1. This animation shows the 2012 time-series of ice extent using sea ice concentration data from the DMSP SSMI/S satellite sensor. The black area represents the daily average (median) sea ice extent over the 1979-2000 time period. Layered over top of that are the daily satellite measurements from January 1 – September 14, 2012. A rapid melt begins in July, whereby the 2012 ice extents fall far below the historical average. Source: NOAA's Environmental Visualization Laboratory.

Nadine approaching the Azores
Long-lived Tropical Storm Nadine is headed northeastwards on a track that will bring the storm close to the Azores Islands on Wednesday and Thursday. A tropical storm watch has been posted for the islands of Flores and Corvo in the northwestern Azores. Steering currents for Nadine are expected to weaken on Wednesday, and the storm will move slowly and erratically for many days in the Central Atlantic late this week and early next week. On Friday, Nadine will become tangled up with an upper-level low pressure system, and the storm may partially or fully convert to an extratropical storm. By this weekend, the GFS and ECMWF models predict Nadine will move southwestward over warmer waters, and it could become fully tropical again.

Elsewhere in the Atlantic, thunderstorm activity associated with a tropical wave that moved through the Lesser Antilles Islands yesterday (92L) has diminished, and this wave is no longer a threat to develop. None of the reliable computers models is showing development of a new tropical cyclone in the Atlantic through September 24.

Jeff Masters

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FORECAST FROM NWS FOR THE ANCHORAGE AREA ALASKA

Today: Periods of rain. Highs in the lower to mid 50s. Southeast wind 15 to 30 mph. Local gusts 40 to 50 mph...highest east anchorage...lower hillside...and eagle river. Along turnagain arm and higher elevations...southeast winds 35 to 55 mph with gusts 60 to 70 mph.

Tonight: Rain. Lows in the 40s. Along turnagain arm and higher elevations...southeast winds 35 to 55 mph with gusts to 70 mph increasing to 85 to 110 mph after midnight. Lower hillside...east anchorage...and eagle river...southeast winds 25 to 50 mph with gusts to 65 mph after midnight. Elsewhere...southeast 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

Wednesday: Rain. Highs in the 50s. Along turnagain arm and higher elevations...southeast winds 85 to 110 mph diminishing 60 to 85 mph in the afternoon. Lower hillside...east anchorage...and eagle river...southeast winds 25 to 50 mph with gusts to 65 mph through early afternoon. Elsewhere...southeast 20 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph.

110 MPH!!! that's nearly major hurricane force winds
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. here is what nhc says at two about ex 92 A CARIBBEAN SEA TROPICAL WAVE IS ALONG 17N59W 15N62W 12N63W...
MOVING WESTWARD 5 TO 10 KNOTS DURING THE LAST 24 HOURS.
CONVECTIVE PRECIPITATION...NUMEROUS STRONG FROM 15N TO 17N
BETWEEN 67W AND 70W...SCATTERED MODERATE TO ISOLATED STRONG
FROM 16N TO 19N BETWEEN 62W AND 68W IN INCLUDING PUERTO RICO
AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS...ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED MODERATE
FROM 14N TO 17N BETWEEN 60W AND 62W.
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Quoting sunlinepr:


Forecasted by GFS; also the Big Low over England is a split from Nadine....
Never been too comfortable with any storm in the middle of the Atlantic just wandering and has not been able to decide what to do.
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
155 PM AST TUE SEP 18 2012

PRC003-117-182000-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FA.Y.0339.120918T1755Z-120918T2000Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
RINCON PR-AGUADA PR-
155 PM AST TUE SEP 18 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY
FOR THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES...

IN PUERTO RICO
RINCON AND AGUADA

* UNTIL 400 PM AST

* AT 155 PM AST...DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATED VERY HEAVY RAIN IN THE
ADVISORY AREA WITH MORE THUNDERSTORMS FORMING UPSTREAM.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF UP TO ONE AND ONE HALF INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 1839 6716 1833 6714 1831 6724 1837 6728

$$

SNELL
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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
154 PM AST TUE SEP 18 2012

PRC001-023-067-081-083-093-097-121-125-182000-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FA.Y.0338.120918T1754Z-120918T2000Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
HORMIGUEROS PR-LARES PR-MARICAO PR-SABANA GRANDE PR-SAN GERMAN PR-
ADJUNTAS PR-LAS MARIAS PR-CABO ROJO PR-MAYAGUEZ PR-
154 PM AST TUE SEP 18 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY
FOR THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES...

IN PUERTO RICO
HORMIGUEROS...LARES...MARICAO...SABANA GRANDE...SAN GERMAN...
ADJUNTAS...LAS MARIAS...CABO ROJO AND MAYAGUEZ

* UNTIL 400 PM AST

* AT 153 PM AST...DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATED VERY HEAVY RAIN IN THE
ADVISORY AREA WITH ADDITIONAL CELLS FORMING IN A RICH STREAM OF
MOISTURE.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF THREE QUARTERS TO ONE AND ONE HALF
INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 1814 6677 1813 6680 1817 6683 1814 6686
1815 6692 1809 6692 1805 6700 1806 6710
1801 6711 1798 6719 1810 6721 1817 6720
1820 6717 1826 6694 1825 6691 1828 6688

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SNELL
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


NADINE HITTING PORTUGAL????


Forecasted by GFS; also the Big Low over England is a split from Nadine....
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141. Skyepony (Mod)
Quoting aguacane:


I'm glad someone else mentioned this. I haven't seen anything reported in the mainstream reference the record extent of sea ice in the Antarctic and record low temperatures.


Looking at the Southern Hemisphere only~ Aug was 7th warmest. Overall they are having a slightly cooler year than the last few, comparable to 2008..but it doesn't make the over all numbers any less scary. If you think the Antarctic is rapidly building ice in some sort of balancing act, look again.. Record sea ice has more to do with ice sliding off land than it being cold.

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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
AMZ741-742-745-181800-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.MA.W.0056.120918T1718Z-120918T1800Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
118 PM AST TUE SEP 18 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO OUT 10 NM...
MONA PASSAGE SOUTHWARD TO 17N...
COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO OUT 10 NM...

* UNTIL 200 PM AST

* AT 113 PM AST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
A THUNDERSTORM OVER THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO
OUT 10 NM...OR OVER PUNTA MELONES...MOVING WEST AT 15 KNOTS. THIS
THUNDERSTORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS...LOCALLY HIGHER
WAVES...LIGHTNING STRIKES...HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND SMALL HAIL.

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...
AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL
THIS STORM PASSES.

&&

LAT...LON 1795 6749 1828 6744 1814 6719 1796 6723
TIME...MOT...LOC 1716Z 097DEG 14KT 1806 6724

$$
OMS


I don't understand why they get rain and lightning in PR and in the SSS islands we have few light rains.... No way, this year is a hell!!!
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Models are split on weather to bring the front through here(Florida) on Sunday or wait til next Wednesday morning as another phaser developes early next week...Things could get interesting!!!
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Quoting aguacane:


I'm glad someone else mentioned this. I haven't seen anything reported in the mainstream reference the record extent of sea ice in the Antarctic and record low temperatures.


Honest question - since the "mainstream" isn't covering this how did you come across this information? Do you have any links/references to share with us? The tone of your statement suggests you think these are important facts to consider in a discussion of global climate trends. If so, they deserve more than a drive-by statement like this. Please provide us with data. Thanks!
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Quoting CanesfanatUT:


Awesome! I hope to become a blobologist some day too!
taking blob 101 would be my first suggestion, Just hope that you don't get Mr. Mammatas...He is big on clouds...
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Quoting RitaEvac:
75% of cars will be autonomous by 2040

The engineering group says traffic lights will go away

Driver's licenses may also become relics of the past

By 2040, driverless vehicles will be widely accepted'


You won't need a driver's license by 2040

I hope I get to see that day. Cars computers communicating with each other. Essentially cars could drive at very fast speeds only inches away from each other, because if the lead car needs to break all the other cars will know in advance. Back to weather.... Waiting for the rain to arrive here in Sarasota. Have a good day all.
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135. angelafritz (Admin)
Quoting AussieStorm:

Sorry but I don't agree. Yes they show average or slightly above average but not as strong as the NOAA image shows.


It's all the same data. 2-3 degrees above average is pretty warm for a season.
Quoting RitaEvac:
75% of cars will be autonomous by 2040

The engineering group says traffic lights will go away

Driver's licenses may also become relics of the past

By 2040, driverless vehicles will be widely accepted'


You won't need a driver's license by 2040



I'm sure the IRS won't like that.;)
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going to be quite interesting how ex 92 and this mid sept cold front interact
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Link for #129

http://www.skepticalscience.com/antarctica-gainin g-ice.htm
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FL!!:)

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In Antarctica, sea ice grows quite extensively during winter but nearly completely melts away during the summer (Figure 1). That is where the important difference between antarctic and arctic sea ice exists. Arctic sea ice lasts all the year round, there are increases during the winter months and decreases during the summer months but an ice cover does in fact remain in the North which includes quite a bit of ice from previous years (Figure 1). Essentially Arctic sea ice is more important for the earth's energy balance because when it melts, more sunlight is absorbed by the oceans whereas Antarctic sea ice normally melts each summer leaving the earth's energy balance largely unchanged.

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL
143 PM EDT TUE SEP 18 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RUSKIN HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...
PINELLAS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL FLORIDA...

* UNTIL 230 PM EDT.

* AT 141 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 6 MILES SOUTHWEST OF INDIAN
SHORES...OR 9 MILES WEST OF SEMINOLE...AND MOVING EAST AT 45 MPH.

* OTHER LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO
LARGO...SAINT PETE BEACH...PINELLAS PARK...SAINT PETERSBURG...
DOWNTOWN SAINT PETERSBURG...TAMPA...BRANDON...INDIAN ROCKS BEACH...
MADEIRA BEACH...TREASURE ISLAND...PASS-A-GRILLE BEACH...SOUTH
PASADENA...GULFPORT...KENNETH CITY...HIGHPOINT...LEALMAN...SAINT
PETE CLEARWATER AIRPORT...PINELLAS POINT...SAWGRASS LAKE PARK AND
BOYD HILL NATURE PRESERVE.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 75 BETWEEN EXITS 246 AND 260.

THIS INCLUDES INTERSTATE 275 BETWEEN EXITS 6 AND 45.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

IN ADDITION DAMAGING WINDS...FREQUENT CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING IS
OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM. MOVE INDOORS IMMEDIATELY. LIGHTNING IS
ONE OF NATURES NUMBER ONE KILLERS. REMEMBER...IF YOU CAN HEAR
THUNDER...YOU ARE CLOSE ENOUGH TO BE STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.
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Nasty cell just offshore Pinellas County:

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If anyone is looking to get the latest warnings go the NWS or to The college of DuPage Severe Weather Warnings Page.
Both of these places show warnings right after they are issued.
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Quoting NativeSun:
Good morning, what about the record ice in Anarctica and cold temps for September. This is the ice sheet you have to worry about melting since it's mainly over land and not in the ocean.


I'm glad someone else mentioned this. I haven't seen anything reported in the mainstream reference the record extent of sea ice in the Antarctic and record low temperatures.
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Same post as Noaa website
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SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
AMZ741-742-745-181800-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.MA.W.0056.120918T1718Z-120918T1800Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SPECIAL MARINE WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
118 PM AST TUE SEP 18 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED A

* SPECIAL MARINE WARNING FOR...
COASTAL WATERS OF NORTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO OUT 10 NM...
MONA PASSAGE SOUTHWARD TO 17N...
COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO OUT 10 NM...

* UNTIL 200 PM AST

* AT 113 PM AST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED
A THUNDERSTORM OVER THE COASTAL WATERS OF SOUTHWESTERN PUERTO RICO
OUT 10 NM...OR OVER PUNTA MELONES...MOVING WEST AT 15 KNOTS. THIS
THUNDERSTORM IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GUSTY WINDS...LOCALLY HIGHER
WAVES...LIGHTNING STRIKES...HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND SMALL HAIL.

THUNDERSTORMS CAN PRODUCE SUDDEN WATERSPOUTS. WATERSPOUTS CAN EASILY
OVERTURN BOATS AND CREATE LOCALLY HAZARDOUS SEAS. SEEK SAFE HARBOR
IMMEDIATELY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MARINERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS...HIGH WAVES...DANGEROUS LIGHTNING...
AND HEAVY RAINS. BOATERS SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOR IMMEDIATELY...UNTIL
THIS STORM PASSES.

&&

LAT...LON 1795 6749 1828 6744 1814 6719 1796 6723
TIME...MOT...LOC 1716Z 097DEG 14KT 1806 6724

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OMS
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75% of cars will be autonomous by 2040

The engineering group says traffic lights will go away

Driver's licenses may also become relics of the past

By 2040, driverless vehicles will be widely accepted'


You won't need a driver's license by 2040

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Tornado Watch 645 has been issued for southcentral New York state. (See MCD at comment 117)

Click image for complete watch information on all current tornado watches.



In Central NC re: Watch #641

SUMMARY...THE SEVERE THREAT IS INCREASING ACROSS WW 641 AS CELLS
INTENSIFY AND MOVE NEWD ACROSS THE WATCH. A THREAT WILL EXIST FOR
TORNADOES AND WIND DAMAGE ESPECIALLY AS THE STORMS CONTINUE TO
ORGANIZE OVER THE NEXT HOUR OR TWO.

MCD #1963
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Dr. Greg Forbes has updated his torcon index for today

CT - 4
DC – 5
DE – 5
FL northeast – 2
GA southeast – 2
MA - 4
MD central, east – 5
NC central, east - 5
NJ - 5
NY southeast – 5
PA east – 5
RI - 4
SC central, east - 4
VA central, east – 5
VT south - 3
Other areas – 1 or less
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Quoting LargoFl:
We're in for a wet afternoon... By my count we've had six individual cells pass through downtown St. Pete so far today.
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60% chance of a tor watch in southern NY - MCD 1962

DISCUSSION...A NARROW...LOW-TOPPED SQUALL LINE WITH LITTLE/NO
LIGHTNING ACTIVITY IS BECOMING BETTER DEFINED FROM NW OF ITHACA NY
TO NEAR STATE COLLEGE PA. THIS FEATURE LIES ALONG A PRE-FRONTAL
CONFLUENCE AXIS/BAROCLINIC ZONE IN ADVANCE OF A STRONGER COLD FRONT
FARTHER WEST. WIDESPREAD STRATIFORM PRECIPITATION WITHIN THE AIR
MASS DOWNSTREAM OF THE SQUALL LINE IS LIMITING DESTABILIZATION.
HOWEVER... VERY MEAGER INSTABILITY LIKELY EXISTS WITHIN A MODEST
WARM-THERMAL RIDGE NEAR/JUST AHEAD OF THE LINE...AND MAY BECOME
SUFFICIENT FOR STRONG/SEVERE WIND GUSTS. LARGE/CURVED LOW-LEVEL
HODOGRAPHS SUPPORTING 0-1-KM SRH IN EXCESS OF 500 M2/S2 PER VWP DATA
RAISE CONCERN THAT EMBEDDED MESOVORTICES WOULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH AN
ENHANCED SVR WIND/TORNADO THREAT. IF AN UPTICK IN CONVECTION IS
NOTED...WHICH IS A DEFINITIVE POSSIBILITY GIVEN CONTINUED LOW-LEVEL
WARM/MOISTURE ADVECTION/DESTABILIZATION...A TORNADO WATCH WOULD BE
NEEDED.


..COHEN/MEAD.. 09/18/2012

500 M2/S2. Ugh.
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NADINE HITTING PORTUGAL????
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Quoting Grothar:


Not yet, blobification may take some time.


perhaps persistence...

from a weak blob

to a

week blob
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Quoting Grothar:


A blob can be considered any concentric area of convection. There can be land blobs and ocean blobs. (and often one is seen sitting at the end of a bar.

The feature in the center of the Caribbean can be considered a weak blob.


Awesome! I hope to become a blobologist some day too!
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Quoting Grothar:


Not yet, blobification may take some time.

Alright, hopefully this weak blob doesn't turn into something.

Quoting GeorgiaStormz:



The front behind is a dry front mainly

It is clear, dry, and windy here behind the front.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
front exits the east as another gets its self together over the nw




The front behind is a dry front mainly
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Quoting wxchaser97:

Thank you for your analysis Mr. Blobologist, shall we sound the blob alarm:)


Not yet, blobification may take some time.
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Quoting Grothar:


A blob can be considered any concentric area of convection. There can be land blobs and ocean blobs. (and often one is seen sitting at the end of a bar.

The feature in the center of the Caribbean can be considered a weak blob.

Thank you for your analysis Mr. Blobologist, shall we sound the blob alarm:)
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


we need a blob expert to answer this question

give him a minute he was here somewhere


A blob can be considered any concentric area of convection. There can be land blobs and ocean blobs. (and often one is seen sitting at the end of a bar.

The feature in the center of the Caribbean can be considered a weak blob.
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108. 7544
Quoting wxchaser97:

Yeah it part of ex-92L


thanks
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Quoting 7544:


hmmmm blob is that ex 92l tia

Yeah it is part of ex-92L
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Surely you can't be serious.

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lunch is done back to work for me
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just like that he is there
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102. 7544
Quoting CaicosRetiredSailor:



Blob, or just Blo?


hmmmm blob is that ex 92l tia
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Quoting Grothar:



Shirley, that's is a blob.

Please don't call me Shirley........ Sorry, RIP Leslie Nielson
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Quoting CaicosRetiredSailor:



Blob, or just Blo?


we need a blob expert to answer this question

give him a minute he was here somewhere
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