A tranquil and record-warm Thanksgiving for much of the U.S.

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 5:35 PM GMT on November 23, 2012

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Celebrations of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States in 2012 were aided by some of the most tranquil travel weather ever seen on what is America's busiest travel week. Unusually warm and precipitation-free conditions prevailed over almost the entire nation on Wednesday and Thursday, with many locations in the Midwest reporting their warmest Thanksgiving Day on record. At least three cities set records for their warmest temperature ever recorded so late in the year: Valentine, Nebraska (76° on Wednesday); Rochester, Minnesota (70° on Wednesday); and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (65° on Thursday.) While the quiet weather was a boon for travelers, the lack of rain in the Midwest allowed the nation's worst drought since 1954 to expand; the U.S. Drought Monitor reported that the area of the contiguous U.S. covered by moderate or greater drought expanded by 1% to 60% this week. This reversed a seven-week trend of slowly decreasing drought that began on September 25 and extended until November 13, when the area covered by drought declined from 65% to 59%. The latest ten-day forecasts from the GFS and ECMWF models show much below average chances of precipitation across more 90% of the U.S., including the drought regions. These dry conditions will allow the drought to expand over the next two weeks, and potentially cover 65% of the contiguous U.S. again by mid-December. The next chance for significant rains in excess of one inch in the Midwest will not occur until December 2, at the earliest. The lack of rain will potentially cause serious trouble for barge traffic on the Mississippi River by December 10, when the river may fall below the level of -5 feet at St. Louis needed to allow barges to not scrape bottom.


Figure 1. This week's U.S. Drought Monitor shows 60% of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate or greater drought.


Figure 2. Predicted 8-day precipitation amounts from the 06Z (1 am EST) November 23, 2012 run of the GFS model. For the 8-day period ending on Saturday, December 1, only the Northwest Coast, Central Gulf Coast, and portions of the Tennessee Valley are predicted to receive rains in excess of one inch. Image credit: NOAA.

Quiet in the Atlantic
There are no threat areas in the Atlantic to discuss today, and none of the reliable models is forecasting tropical cyclone development between now and the Friday, November 30 official end of hurricane season. I wouldn't dismiss the possibility of one more named storm forming in December in the middle Atlantic between Bermuda and Puerto Rico, but late-season storms forming in that location rarely affect land.

Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!

Jeff Masters

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HappyThanksgiving! (suzi46)
to all our wonderful WU Community..a frigid and frosty daybreak at our neighbor's pond..heading up to a sunny and beautiful 50 degree afternoon..:)
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there's always light.. (mieke)
there's always light..
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Quoting AussieStorm:

Just like how they didn't name the winter storm before Athena.


Don't remember..

are you talking about Sandy? if so that storm is already named..why wasting Athena for it?
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


taken into consideration....... not a decisive turning point That should not even be stated in their criteria...

They did not name the Michigan storm...it was far more stronger and happened on a Wed-Fri timeframe

Just like how they didn't name the winter storm before Athena.
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Quoting AussieStorm:


In addition, the time of day (rush hour vs. overnight) and the day of the week (weekday school and work travel vs. weekends) will be taken into consideration in the process the meteorological team will use to name storms.
They'll name it Monday as it will be effecting NYC and the NE.


taken into consideration....... not a decisive turning point That should not even be stated in their criteria...

They did not name the Michigan storm...it was far stronger and happened on a Wed-Fri timeframe
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Nea doesn't "bully" people. If proving somebody wrong is considered bullying to you, then you might want to get your definitions straight.


Yes he does, all the time.
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


I know their criteria...you still didn't answer my question about the fact that just because it's the weekend they won't name it..

The storm is too weak for causing widespread damage/disruption


In addition, the time of day (rush hour vs. overnight) and the day of the week (weekday school and work travel vs. weekends) will be taken into consideration in the process the meteorological team will use to name storms.
They'll name it Sunday night/Monday morning as it will be effecting NYC and the NE.
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Germany producing too much power after turning off nuclear reactors? Experts warn gas-driven plants are shutting down — Wind, solar, hydro prices are too low

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Power exports peak, despite nuclear phase-out

Renewable energy sources are booming in Germany, and electric utilities exported more power in 2012 than ever before. But energy experts warn that what sounds like progress has its downsides.

Germany began turning off its nuclear power plants 18 months ago, following the Fukushima disaster in Japan. Since then, many in the business and industrial communities and the general public have feared that the country would soon be facing energy shortages and even blackouts due to a lack of electricity.

Instead, Germany has produced so much electricity this year that it has actually exported its surplus. In 2011, Germany was a net importer of electricity, but this year, utility companies sent some 14.7 billion kilowatt hours of power abroad, according to preliminary figures made public by the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW).

Cheap power from Germany
Windmills stand in front of power plants Foto: Oliver Berg Germany's neighbors have tapped into its energy grid

The rapid increase in power generation in Germany from wind, solar and hydro, however, has been accompanied by an equally rapid decrease in the price of electricity - and not just for German consumers, but also for large customers outside Germany.

This has resulted in a rise in demand for cheap power from Germany; in particular, from the Netherlands, where - due to the cheap imports - several domestic gas-driven power plants have been taken off the grid. Switzerland and Austria are also among Germany's best customers.

Large corporate and industrial users in Germany, however, view the export figures as evidence that the country's energy switchover has not been a success. Their industry association, the VIK, noted that wind and solar utilities frequently generated electricity when there was no immediate demand and that eco-friendly power was pushing gas-driven plants out of the market, although these were still needed when the wind wasn't blowing or the sun wasn't shining. VIK head Annette Loske has stressed that it's important to ensure that Germany expand its power grid and storage capacities.

Cold and strategic reserves

But a current energy surplus and large export volumes don't mean that Germany is immune to power shortages. During harsh winters, or when the wind isn't blowing, there is a so-called "cold reserve" for emergency situations. Germany has many reserve power plants ready for any and all eventualities.

In addition, the BDEW has called for a "strategic reserve" - an artificial shortage of power supplies - using the mechanisms of supply and demand. The less power there is, the more expensive it becomes, even if the low supply is artificially introduced.

The strategic reserve serves not only emergency situations, but also industry, according to Benjamin Weigert, secretary general of the German Council of Economic Experts. "It's meant to increase the price of electricity to generate incentives to invest in capacities and technology," he told DW.
Benjamin Weigert, Copyright: Sachverständigenrat zur Begutachtung der gesamtwirtschaftlichen Entwicklung Germany needs to transform its energy sector, says Weigert

Subsidies both good and bad

The increased production of energy from renewable sources is essentially a happy circumstance; however, it is being bought at a very high price, and ultimately the taxpayers and consumers shoulder the costs. Weigert points out that Germany's Renewable Energy Law (EEG) regulates the subsidies for and purchase of eco-friendly power. "We sell electricity for 5 or 6 cents on the exchange and pay those who feed it into their grids - for example, the solar energy sector - over 20 cents," he said.

In 2013, some 16.2 billion euros ($20.6 billion) in subsidies will be paid out to alternative energy producers, said Weigert, and if production increases further, it will be even more. At the same time, he warned that rising supplies lead to falling prices across the EU's energy markets.

A change or improvement in this ludicrous situation is nowhere in sight because the subsidy mechanisms are cast in stone by the EEG. And to make matters worse, the subsidies established by law make no distinction between old, uneconomical utilities and newer, more efficient eco-friendly ones.

Weigert also pointed out that there is currently no concept for reaching an energy market of the future in which 'renewables' would, or could, have a share of 40 to 50 percent. That is a huge challenge, he said.

More competition, more grids
Munich skyline Much of the power demand for renewables comes from the south

The biggest hurdle ahead, said Weigert, is finding a way to efficiently transform the old energy system into a new, alternative energy sector. More competition is necessary but government subsidies need to stay, he argued, because the energy market is very unique.

And then there is another practical problem for energy planners, he noted: the expansion and extension of overland transmission lines to keep up with the growing decentralized generation of alternative energies.

"A big part of the problem is that the energy is not produced where the demand is," said Weigert. Most of the country's decommissioned nuclear power plants are in southern Germany, but wind energy comes from the north.
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TWC has gotta name his System.



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Middle week, total snow that falls could exceed a foot over New England. DC, NYC, Boston to see measurable | GFS 00z pic.twitter.com/pNG9kHSC
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Quoting AussieStorm:


This is from there naming criteria.

The process for naming a winter storm will reflect a more complete assessment of several variables that combine to produce disruptive impacts including snowfall, ice, wind and temperature. In addition, the time of day (rush hour vs. overnight) and the day of the week (weekday school and work travel vs. weekends) will be taken into consideration in the process the meteorological team will use to name storms.

Often a weather system that is expected to strike a metropolitan area three days from now has not even completely formed in the atmosphere. Therefore, naming of winter storms will be limited to no more than three days before impact to ensure there is moderate to strong confidence the system will produce significant effects on a populated area.


I know their criteria...you still didn't answer my question about the fact that just because it's the weekend they won't name it..

The storm is too weak for causing widespread damage/disruption
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Quoting EstherD:


Slow day. Bored silly. I'll take the bait...

Found one in just a few minutes of Googling...


Book Review by Robert T. Carroll, The Skeptic's Dictionary...
"Radin, however, has no doubts. He writes that “the eventual scientific acceptance of psychic phenomena is inevitable.” He tells us that in chapter 16 he is going to explain how psi works. He believes psi research will profoundly affect our notions of space, time, mind, and matter. He even thinks that miracles will become explicable in terms of psi, thereby profoundly affecting theology. He laments that science has not helped us understand such concepts as “hope” and “meaning.” He wants science to include a dualistic metaphysics and overcome its materialism. In short, he thinks psi research will provide scientific evidence that forces us to accept the metaphysical beliefs of mystics, who think everything is related as one holistic entity in which the spiritual dimension (imagined as disembodied consciousness) functions according to will. Like many others in his field, Radin tries to put forth a return to vitalism and some form of philosophical idealism in opposition to mechanistic materialism. Like many other parapsychologists, he claims this is a giant leap forward instead of a nostalgic longing for a magical past."

Read more.


Ya suppose we might even access the other 90% between our ears? I claim skepticism too, BTW. Thanks for the diversion!
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
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I doubt they will...but why do you say they won't just because it's the weekend?


This is from there naming criteria.

The process for naming a winter storm will reflect a more complete assessment of several variables that combine to produce disruptive impacts including snowfall, ice, wind and temperature. In addition, the time of day (rush hour vs. overnight) and the day of the week (weekday school and work travel vs. weekends) will be taken into consideration in the process the meteorological team will use to name storms.

Often a weather system that is expected to strike a metropolitan area three days from now has not even completely formed in the atmosphere. Therefore, naming of winter storms will be limited to no more than three days before impact to ensure there is moderate to strong confidence the system will produce significant effects on a populated area.

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Nea doesn't "bully" people. If proving somebody wrong is considered bullying to you, then you might want to get your definitions straight.

So calling someone drunk or giving back handed insults isn't bullying?
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Quoting AussieStorm:


Don't worry about him, He thinks he's all high and mighty and above all of us minions. I noticed he doesn't reply to me as I don't take being bullied.

Nea doesn't "bully" people. If proving somebody wrong is considered bullying to you, then you might want to get your definitions straight.
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Springer is offering electronic access to PDFs of several of their journals for free, for one more week.

For instance the journal Climate Change is available at:

http://link.springer.com/journal/10584?utm_campai gn=EarthSciences_773904&utm_medium=landingpages&ut m_source=springer&wt_mc=springer.landingpages.Eart hSciences_773904



Link for list of free access journals
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Quoting AussieStorm:


Will TWC name it? or since it's occurring on a weekend they won't.
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I doubt they will...but why do you say they won't just because it's the weekend?
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Some on this blog today need this... Link
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
WINTER WEATHER UPDATE
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Lake Effect Snow advisories issued for many areas surrounding Lakes Ontario and Erie


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Will TWC name it? or since it's occurring on a weekend they won't.
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WINTER WEATHER UPDATE
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Lake Effect Snow advisories issued for many areas surrounding Lakes Ontario and Erie


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Is it me or is there anyone else in the southeast us. Thats looking at there iphone and wating for that great cold and snowy model run. Lol
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Quoting AussieStorm:


Don't worry about him, He thinks he's all high and mighty and above all of us minions. I noticed he doesn't reply to me as I don't take being bullied.


I don't take his bullying either. He brings no value or credibility to this blog. Just his own shallow opinions.
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Quoting Grothar:
I have a "severe" headache with all this arguing.

I have a headache, but its due to the low pressure.
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Quoting eyeofbetsy:


Simma down dude. You win. Ripping up the petition to the NWS now. And never implied meteorologists are stupid. Woulda been one myself but didn't want to get that black smug crap that comes off those coins on my hands.


Don't worry about him, He thinks he's all high and mighty and above all of us minions. I noticed he doesn't reply to me as I don't take being bullied.
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243. beell
Quoting Grothar:
I have a "severe" headache with all this arguing.


Go take a walk in the fog, Gro. It's very soothing.

i likes da fog.
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I have a "severe" headache with all this arguing.
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Quoting Neapolitan:
Oh, it's all about visibility? Then I guess fog would qualify as severe weather, despite what all those stupid meteorologists think. Of course, by that same logic, so would night. Jeez. I wonder when the NWS will begin issuing severe darkness warnings... ;-)Do you also, then, consider as "patently false" Dr. Masters' contention that the U.S. has this week seen "some of the most tranquil travel weather ever seen on what is America's busiest travel week", or that this week's "quiet weather was a boon for travelers"?

Yeah, that's what I thought... ;-)


Simma down dude. You win. Ripping up the petition to the NWS now. And never implied meteorologists are stupid. Woulda been one myself but didn't want to get that black smug crap that comes off those coins on my hands.
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So, we are now having a discussion about whether Fog is Severe weather or not.
To some here it may not be, but at sea or on the road it can be a severe visibility hazard to travellers.

We seen the after effects of what dense fog can cause, car accidents, boat accidents.

I once was driving in my car in dense fog and I could only see about 1-2ft in front. I drove by the cat's eyes on the road and the lane markings I could see. It was very scary. So would I call that severe weather. Yes, Yes I would. Cause personally it was severe enough that I felt like stopping but I didn't as I was afraid of being rear-ended.

Isn't Fog actually classified as Low cloud?


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Quoting AussieStorm:

Cause it's hi in the middle?

Because Ohio has Ohio State(college) and I hate Ohio State with a passion since I'm a Michigan fan.
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It is 53 at 10:00PM it going to be a cold night!!
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237. beell
Just for the record, the pile-up on I-10 around 8-8:30AM, Thursday morning, occurred near the Jefferson/Chambers County line in southeast Texas. This is also the boundary between the Houston, TX (HGX) and Lake Charles, LA (LCH) NWS Offices.

HGX issued a "Dense Fog Advisory" at 1:11 AM Thursday morning which included Chambers County. The advisory was issued under the "NPW" (Non-Precipitation Weather) header.

No Dense Fog Advisories were issued by NWS LCH but the possibility of fog was mentioned in several Area Forecast Discussions prior to the accident(s)

Some of the more notable types of "weather" in addition to Dense Fog/Smoke Watches, Warnings, and Advisories using this header:

High Wind Watch
High Wind Warning
Freeze Watch
Freeze Warning
Excessive Heat Watch
Excessive Heat Warning
Heat Advisory

Convective, Flooding, Winter Precip events usually fall under different parts of the hierarchy for NWS text products.

Carl Sandburg's poem "Fog" was written in 1919 before 70mph Interstate highways were around. As a landlubber, I don't think he was too afraid of the fog. Unlike tornadoes, floods, lightning, etc., "Progress" has made fog "severe".

The following should probably not be read by the weak-of-heart...

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.


~ Carl Sandburg
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Quoting wxchaser97:

Ohio... I don't like Ohio.


Cause it's hi in the middle?
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Quoting eyeofbetsy:
o if someone ask me what the weather is should I answer I don't know because it's foggy outside and I can't see the real weather. Fog is weather, the sun is not. Just don't believe weather has to be moving at 60mph to be severe. It's the visability thing with me.
Oh, it's all about visibility? Then I guess fog would qualify as severe weather, despite what all those stupid meteorologists think. Of course, by that same logic, so would night. Jeez. I wonder when the NWS will begin issuing severe darkness warnings... ;-)
Quoting bappit:
The original statement that I disputed was:

"The holiday weather has definitely been remarkably lacking in weather-related drama."

Patently false.
Do you also, then, consider as "patently false" Dr. Masters' contention that the U.S. has this week seen "some of the most tranquil travel weather ever seen on what is America's busiest travel week", or that this week's "quiet weather was a boon for travelers"?

Yeah, that's what I thought... ;-)
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Quoting allancalderini:
Athome haven`t see you in a while how you doing?


Hi Allen. I'm doing fine. Hope you are as well. :) Just been keeping crazy hours lately. Not a lot going on here weather-wise. It has been beautiful here for the most part. As long as we don't slip too far into the drought again.
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Possible precedents to Sandy?

Snowicane of October 1804

Gale of 1878
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231. etxwx
Researchers head to coldest place on earth for global warming insight
Ted Gregory | Chicago Tribune 11.22.12

Excerpt: CHICAGO — Reed Scherer has heard the question: Why in the world does he devote his career to studying Antarctica, the coldest, windiest place on earth, a place that is 98 percent solid ice? Even his wife jokes that he could pursue his research in the Caribbean.

The Northern Illinois University professor's answer is simple. Almost imperceptible geographic and climate blips over the rest of the globe are exaggerated in Antarctica. It's a phenomenon known as polar amplification.

"The reason is obvious to me, anyway," Scherer said one sunny afternoon in his third-floor office in DeKalb, Ill., outside Chicago. "If you want to know how the world is changing on a global basis ... you go to the end member."

That's where he'll be Friday, at the end member that, in a way, also is a place of origins. He and NIU colleague Ross Powell, another distinguished Polar scientist, will meet in the Antarctic. Joining them are a Ph.D. student and a senior geology major from NIU, a research associate in the university's computer science department and a fourth-grade teacher from Crystal Lake.

For almost a month, the group will sleep in tents and toil for up to 15 hours a day in converted shipping containers. Temperatures hover around 5 degrees Fahrenheit and 90 mph winds create massive snowdrifts and whiteouts. The reason for enduring that misery would seem to be a contradiction. Their work will provide crucial insight into global warming.

The NIU professors are researchers in a key part of a $10 million National Science Foundation project known as WISSARD, for Whillans Ice Stream Subglacial Access Research Drilling. It's a long-winded phrase for an effort aimed at studying ice sheet stability and subglacial life in West Antarctica.

That's an important region for climate change. Scientific evidence indicates that relatively recent instability in the Antarctic ice sheet, which covers the land, is raising sea levels.

The NIU crew, among other tasks, is gathering data from subglacial Lake Whillans that will help understand the ice sheet's instability and lead to forecasting Antarctic ice activity. Those are fundamental factors in climate change.

It starts at McMurdo Station, the logistics hub of the National Science Foundation Antarctic Program.

Established in 1955 on bare volcanic rock at the spot that is farthest south and still reachable by ship, McMurdo consists of about 85 structures, including dormitories, administrative buildings, power and water distillation plants, stores and a laboratory. Scherer likens it to a polar version of a 19th-century mining town.

While the researchers undergo survival training - known in the vernacular as "Happy Camper School" - and perform other preliminaries, a crew using giant Caterpillar tractors will haul equipment and supplies 570 miles to a site on the Ross ice shelf.

Researchers will arrive at camp via airplane about the first of the year and begin work. NIU, which has been sending scholars to the Antarctic since the early 1960s, is one of 10 universities in the project. In all, about 40 people are in the current group.

More details about the expedition here.
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Recounts Hurricane Betsy's 3,000-mile trip from the Caribbean through the Bahamas, Miami, the Florida Keys, and along the Gulf Coast to New Orleans and Baton Rouge.



Thanks for the video. Was in Baton Rouge, a junior in high school when she hit. Eye was enough open to see stars when it passed over. An awesome experience. We had 17 pines trees go down and that kept me busy for quite a while.

Who dat back at ya. Couple of tough ones coming up. Brees on CBS at 9pm.
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Quoting AtHomeInTX:
With the front coming through I hope there's more wind and no fog tonight. Meanwhile, we went from no drought to moderate drought to severe drought. That was quick.


Drought strengthens

Posted: Nov 16, 2012 8:32 PM CST Updated: Nov 22, 2012 8:59 PM CST
By Patrick Vaughn

Severe Drought conditions across Southeast Texas

The drought across Southeast Texas has strengthened over the past week and we are now in Severe Drought conditions which is the second level of drought classification.

Since September 1st, Southeast Texas has only received 8.21 inches of rainfall which is only 56% of normal. Normally, we should have picked up 14.78 inches during the same time period.

Since the beginning of this year, we are still 3.22 inches above normal.

The long-term forecast from the Climate Prediction Center shows this latest drought persisting.
Athome haven`t see you in a while how you doing?
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With the front coming through I hope there's more wind and no fog tonight. Meanwhile, we went from no drought to moderate drought to severe drought. That was quick.


Drought strengthens

Posted: Nov 16, 2012 8:32 PM CST Updated: Nov 22, 2012 8:59 PM CST
By Patrick Vaughn

Severe Drought conditions across Southeast Texas

The drought across Southeast Texas has strengthened over the past week and we are now in Severe Drought conditions which is the second level of drought classification.

Since September 1st, Southeast Texas has only received 8.21 inches of rainfall which is only 56% of normal. Normally, we should have picked up 14.78 inches during the same time period.

Since the beginning of this year, we are still 3.22 inches above normal.

The long-term forecast from the Climate Prediction Center shows this latest drought persisting.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

Lol, no, not that I know of, just a coincidence.
Is that you were so sure in that statement. lol I just believe you.thanks anyway for answering me.
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Quoting MontanaZephyr:


... It is not speaking to Radin's numbers. Lookit the numbers. ...


One more thing...

Meta-analysis is a statistical procedure designed to extract a weak signal from a collection of otherwise well-designed and well-executed scientific studies. It was never intended to be used process poorly-designed and poorly-executed studies, such as most of those published by parapsychologists. In fact, one of the first steps is to get rid of the poorest studies, before running the statistical procedure on the remainder.

Piling 1000 more bad studies on top of an existing pile of 1000 bad studies won't get you anywhere you want to be, just as adding up zero a million times will only get you... ZERO.

As we say in statistics... Garbage in, Garbage out.

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Sandy's damage total is up to $65.5 billion in United States dollars this evening. $33 billion from New York, $29.4 billion from New Jersey, $2 billion from Cuba, and another $500 million elsewhere.
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Chasing Ice

The movie

Why are you fascinated by ice?

I was inspired by a book I saw in graduate school that had black and white photos shot by Austin Post, a research scientist for the United States Geological Survey at that time. The guy had an understanding of glaciers that was as sensitive and intimate as people are to their spouses. In my head, I can still see these glittering icy peaks with gigantic glaciers pouring down and big black pieces of ice separating the ice streams in extraordinary shapes—otherworldly places that were far outside of the reality we live in.

Why would people want to see melting ice?

It’s an adventure film that unravels the secrets of the ice. It takes place in these extraordinary wilderness settings and beyond that, the glaciers give you a three-dimensional visual of how climate change reshapes the world. You can see and hear and touch climate change in action when you see the images—a relatively abstract concept is brought to life.

Was there a moment when you went from being a climate change skeptic to a believer?

Once I learned that the core of climate change was not about computer models but about empirical evidence from Iceland and Antarctica. Once I understood that the evidence was tangible. Then I thought, “This is real.”
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Resuscitation hopes dim for expiring Kyoto climate treaty
Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle
November 22, 2012

OSLO (Reuters) - Fifteen years ago, fears about man-made climate change were enough to bind most of the industrialized world into a treaty that was flawed but at least seemed to cement the principle that greenhouse gases must be cut.

Yet now - with levels of those gases much higher and climate change more evident in extreme weather - economic slowdown and arguments over who should pay have all but killed any chance of a meaningful extension to the expiring Kyoto Protocol.


Story continues here.
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Quoting eyeofbetsy:


Yes, I took Radin's work to the next level and have attained pure truth and the godhead too.(turns out Buhdda was right). I have a card to donate my essence(which is very much like fog but not severe) to Tulane Medical school.


<--- Lives near Broad and Orleans ave.


: )

who Dat.
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