Top Ten Global Weather Events of 2012

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 5:34 PM GMT on January 11, 2013

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It was another year of incredible weather extremes globally during 2012. The year featured two of the most expensive weather disasters in world history--Hurricane Sandy and the Great U.S. Drought of 2012, which will both cost more than $50 billion. Thankfully, no disasters had a death toll in excess of 2,000, though the 1,901 people dead or missing due to Super Typhoon Bopha in the Philippines may rank as that nation's 2nd deadliest typhoon ever. Twenty-six weather disasters costing at least $1 billion occurred globally, according to insurance broker AON Benfield. Eleven billion-dollar weather disasters hit the U.S., a figure exceeded only by the fourteen such disasters in 2011. Nine billion-dollar weather disasters hit China, their highest total in a decade of record-keeping. I present for you, now, the top ten global weather stories of 2012, chosen for their meteorological significance and human and economic impact:



1) New Record Minimum for Arctic Sea Ice (September 16)
Sea ice extent in the Arctic fell to 3.41 million square kilometers on September 16, breaking the previous all-time low set in 2007 by 18%--despite the fact that 2012's Arctic weather was much cloudier and cooler than in 2007. Nearly half (49%) of the icecap was gone during 2012s minimum, compared to the average minimum for the years 1979 - 2000. This is an area approximately 43% of the size of the contiguous United States. And, for the fifth consecutive year--and fifth time in recorded history--ice-free navigation was possible in the Arctic along the coast of Canada (the Northwest Passage), and along the coast of Russia (the Northeast Passage or Northern Sea Route.) "We are now in uncharted territory," said NSIDC Director Mark Serreze. "While we've long known that as the planet warms up, changes would be seen first and be most pronounced in the Arctic, few of us were prepared for how rapidly the changes would actually occur. While lots of people talk about opening of the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic islands and the Northern Sea Route along the Russian coast, twenty years from now from now in August you might be able to take a ship right across the Arctic Ocean." Arctic sea ice is an important component of the global climate system. The polar ice caps help to regulate global temperature by reflecting sunlight back into space. White snow and ice at the poles reflects sunlight, but dark ocean absorbs it. Replacing bright sea ice with dark ocean is a recipe for more and faster global warming. The fall air temperature over the Arctic has increased by 4 - 6°F in the past decade, and we could already be seeing the impacts of this warming in the mid-latitudes, by an increase in extreme weather events. Another non-trivial impact of the absence of sea ice is that is causes increased melting in Greenland, contributing to sea level rise.


Figure 1. A sunny, slushy day near the North Pole on September 1, 2012. Webcam image courtesy of the North Pole Environmental Observatory. It won't be many years before Santa's workshop needs pontoons in the summer to stay afloat.

2) Agricultural Drought in the U.S., Europe, and Asia (Summer)
Drought is civilization's great enemy, and the most dangerous threat from global warming. Drought impacts the two things we need to live--food and water. When the rains stop and the soil dries up, cities die and civilizations collapse, as people abandon lands no longer able to supply them with the food and water they need to live. In a harbinger of things to come, severe droughts affected important agricultural regions across the globe during summer 2012, including eastern Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and central North America. Wheat, corn, and soybean crops were among those heavily impacted; global food prices rose by 10 percent during July. While it will be several months before the costs of America's worst drought since the 1930s Dust Bowl are known, the 2012 drought is expected to cut America's GDP by 0.5 - 1 percentage points, said Deutsche Bank Securities. Since the U.S. GDP is approximately $15 trillion, the drought of 2012 represents a $75 - $150 billion hit to the U.S. economy. This is in the same range as the estimate of $77 billion in costs for the drought, made by Purdue University economist Chris Hurt in August, and the Great U.S. Drought of 2012 is going to be one of the top-five most expensive weather disasters in world history.


Figure 2. Corn in Colby, Kansas withers in the Great Drought of 2012 on May 27. Image credit: Wunderphotographer treeman.

3) Superstorm Sandy (October 29)
Hurricane Sandy was the most powerful and second most destructive Atlantic hurricane in recorded history. Ten hours before landfall, at 9:30 am EDT October 29, the total energy of Sandy's winds of tropical storm-force and higher peaked at 329 terajoules--the highest value for any Atlantic hurricane since at least 1969, and equivalent to more than five Hiroshima-sized atomic bombs. At landfall, Sandy's tropical storm-force winds spanned 943 miles of the the U.S. coast. No hurricane on record has been larger. Sandy's huge size prompted high wind warnings to be posted from Chicago to Eastern Maine, and from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Florida's Lake Okeechobee--an area home to 120 million people. Sandy's winds simultaneously caused damage to buildings on the shores of Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes National Lake Shore, and toppled power lines in Nova Scotia, Canada--locations 1200 miles apart! Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, NJ on October 29, with sustained winds of 80 mph and a central minimum pressure of 946 mb--the lowest pressure on record along the Northeast coast. The Battery, in New York City Harbor, had an observed water level of 13.88 feet, besting the previous record set by Hurricane Donna in 1960 by 3 feet. Sandy's catastrophic storm surge was responsible for the majority of the 131 deaths and $62 billion in damage in the U.S. Sandy also brought torrential rainfall in excess of 12 inches to the mid-Atlantic, and blizzard conditions to the central and southern Appalachians. Sandy's late-season show of unprecedented strength, unusual track, and exceptionally damaging storm surge were made more likely due to climate change, and the storm helped bring more awareness and debate about the threat of climate change to the U.S. than any event since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


Figure 3. Hurricane Sandy at 10:10 am EDT October 28, 2012. Image credit: NASA/GSFC.

4) Greenland Ice Sheet melt and Glacier Calving (July)
Measurements from three satellites showed that on July 8, about 40 percent of the Greenland ice sheet had undergone thawing at or near the surface. But during four consecutive days July 11 - 14, temperatures rose above freezing at the top of the Greenland Ice Sheet, which is 10,551 feet (3216 meters) above sea level and 415 miles (670 km) north of the Arctic Circle. Melting of the ice sheet dramatically accelerated, and an estimated 97 percent of the ice sheet surface had thawed by July 12. This was the greatest melt since 1889, according to ice core records. On July 16, an iceberg twice the size of Manhattan calved from the Petermann Glacier in Northeast Greenland. This was the second huge ice island to calve from the glacier since 2010. The glacier's margins have now retreated to the farthest point in the last 150 years. The record melt in Greenland caused the highest loss of ice mass observed in the satellite era, and melting from Greenland is now thought to cause about 0.7 mm/year of global sea level rise, which is about 20 - 25% of the global total.


Figure 4. The massive 46 square-mile iceberg two times the size of Manhattan that calved from Greenland's Petermann Glacier on July 16, 2012, as seen on July 21, 2012, using MODIS satellite imagery. Image credit: NASA.

5) Super Typhoon Bopha (December 3 - 4)
The deadliest weather disaster of 2012 was Super Typhoon Bopha. Bopha was the strongest typhoon ever hit the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, making landfall as a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 160 mph (260 km/h) on December 3. Bopha made two additional landfalls in the Philippines, on central Visayas and on Palawan, on December 4. The typhoon left 1901 people dead or missing, mostly on the island of Mindanao. If the missing people are presumed dead, this total would make Bopha the 2nd deadliest typhoon in Philippine history. Bopha affected over 5.4 million people and left over 700,000 people homeless. With damages estimated at $1.04 billion, Bopha is the most costly typhoon ever to hit the Philippines. The previous record was the $600 million price tag of 2009's Typhoon Parma.


Figure 5. December 7, 2012: rescuers and residents look for missing victims amongst toppled tree trunks and coconut shells after flash floods caused by Super Typhoon Bopha hit Compostela Valley on Mindanao Island in the Philippines on December 3 - 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Jay Morales, Malacanang Photo Bureau, HO)

6) Northern Hemisphere Warmth (throughout 2012)
Land areas in the Northern Hemisphere reached record warm monthly values for four consecutive months (April - July). Much of the unusual warmth occurred in North America; Canada was 3rd warmest on record for the period January- September, and the United States had its warmest year on record. Many European countries and Russia had record to near-record warm summer temperatures in 2012.


Figure 6. This young lady chose to cool her heels in the Fox River on June 28, 2012, as the temperature was topping 102 degrees in Carpentersville, IL imag credit: wunderphotographer pjpix.

7) Eurasian Continent Cold Wave (January 24 - February 17)
Europe's worst cold snap in at least 26 years hit central and eastern Europe hard during a 3-week period in late January and the first half of February. The 824 deaths being blamed on the cold wave made it 2012's second deadliest weather disaster. Parts of the Danube River froze over for the first time in 25 years, and Northeast China through eastern Inner Mongolia recorded extremely cold minimum temperatures ranging between -30°C to -40°C.


Figure 7. Snow falls in Trogir, Croatia on February 3, 2012. Image credit: wunderphotographer antoniomise.

8) China Floods (July 21 - 22)
Torrential downpours on July 21 - 22 affected Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei, with several stations recording their highest daily precipitation on record. Mentougou recorded an impressive 305.2 mm (12 inches) of precipitation in one day. The floods killed 129 people and did $4.8 billion in damage, one of a record nine billion-dollar weather disasters to affect China in 2012.


Figure 8. 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 these were the heaviest rains to hit Beijing in six decades. The torrential downpour left low-lying streets flooded and knocked down trees. (AP Photo)

9) Pakistan Floods (August 21 - September 30)
Torrential monsoon rains caused deadly floods in Pakistan, with Balochistan, Punjab, and Sindh provinces the hardest hit. Over 5 million people and over 400,000 hectares of crops were affected by the floods, with more than 460,000 houses and infrastructures damaged or destroyed. The death toll of 455 made it Earth's 3rd deadliest weather-related disaster of 2012.


Figure 9. A driver makes his way on a street flooded from heavy rain in Peshawar, Pakistan, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

10) African Floods (July - October)
Heavy rains in Nigeria killed at least 431, making it Earth's 4th deadliest weather disaster of 2012. Over 3 million people were affected by flooding across 15 countries in Africa, most notably Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, and Chad. The floods destroyed farmlands, homes, and schools, and caused outbreaks of cholera and other diseases.

Other Top Ten Weather Lists of 2012
My Top Ten U.S. Weather Events of 2012.

Wunderground's Angela Fritz's has a list of Top Climate Events of 2012.

A group of seventeen climate scientists and climate bloggers created a Climate Disruption: Critical 2012 Events and Stories list of 19 key climate change events that occurred in 2012.

TWC's Stu Ostro has his annual post showing his pick for top weather images of 2012.

Climate Central has a top-ten most striking images of 2012 post.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Jeff Masters

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that huge future monster is now leaving Japan with a pressure of 997 mb....it'll deepen about 61 millibars

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Quoting PensacolaDoug:
Discussion out of Birmingham Al NWS

WELL...YESTERDAYS 12Z RUN OF THE ECMWF SUCKED ME IN. TODAY`S
RUN...AS WELL AS TODAY`S GFS AND NAM...NOW SHOW THAT SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIGGING INTO THE SOUTHWEST STATES AND NORTHERN MEXICO WILL
CUTOFF AN UPPER LOW THAT WILL TRAVERSE THE SOUTHERN COASTAL STATES
ON THURSDAY. THE MODELS ARE HAVING A DICKENS OF A TIME HANDLING
THIS FEATURE...AND CONFIDENCE IN THE FORECAST DROPS CONSIDERABLY
BETWEEN WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY (DURING THE TIME THIS UPPER LOW IS
NOW FORECAST TO APPROACH AND MOVE THROUGH THE AREA). NO NEED TO
GET TOO CARRIED AWAY WITH POPS. FORTUNATELY...IT LOOKS LIKE THE
AIR MASS WILL HAVE MODIFIED ENOUGH BY THAT TIME SO THAT ANY PRECIP
THAT COMES THE END OF THE WEEK WOULD BE IN THE FORM OF RAIN.

IT IS NOT UNTIL NEXT WEEKEND UNTIL WE CAN FAIRLY SAFELY SAY THAT
CONDITIONS WILL BE COMPLETELY DRY. AFTER THAT...WE SIT AND WAIT
AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHICH DIRECTION THE REALLY COLD AIR GOES
AFTER IT DROPS INTO THE U.S. FROM CANADA.


What a great Discussion ... They are very humorously saying they have no idea long term
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HUGE 936mb STORM IN THE NORTHERN PACIFIC in 48 hours...ACCORDING TO THE OPC.

Winds gusts over 100 mph


All global weather models continue to indicate a significant and extremely dangerous low pressure will develop across the Western Pacific over the next couple of days. The first image contains data from the Jan 13 06Z GFS model cycle, with mean boundary layer winds/shaded isotachs overlain with mean sea level pressure. GFS output deepens the central pressure to 936 mb, along with a massive area of hurricane force winds and an embedded area of 80+ kt winds in the southwest semicircle. The second image contains data from the NOAA WaveWatch III, again from cycle time Jan 13 06Z, however this forecast valid time is for 9 hours later than the first image. This graphic depicts the phenomenal significant wave height values forecast to be generated by this low pressure, with a central bullseye showing an incredible 63 ft closed isoheight contour.

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HUGE 936mb STORM IN THE NORTHERN PACIFIC in 48 hours...ACCORDING TO THE OPC.

Winds gusts over 100 mph


All global weather models continue to indicate a significant and extremely dangerous low pressure will develop across the Western Pacific over the next couple of days. The first image contains data from the Jan 13 06Z GFS model cycle, with mean boundary layer winds/shaded isotachs overlain with mean sea level pressure. GFS output deepens the central pressure to 936 mb, along with a massive area of hurricane force winds and an embedded area of 80+ kt winds in the southwest semicircle. The second image contains data from the NOAA WaveWatch III, again from cycle time Jan 13 06Z, however this forecast valid time is for 9 hours later than the first image. This graphic depicts the phenomenal significant wave height values forecast to be generated by this low pressure, with a central bullseye showing an incredible 63 ft closed isoheight contour.
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We got good rotation going on here in Mississippi near Clara, MS.

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Discussion out of Birmingham Al NWS

WELL...YESTERDAYS 12Z RUN OF THE ECMWF SUCKED ME IN. TODAY`S
RUN...AS WELL AS TODAY`S GFS AND NAM...NOW SHOW THAT SHORTWAVE
ENERGY DIGGING INTO THE SOUTHWEST STATES AND NORTHERN MEXICO WILL
CUTOFF AN UPPER LOW THAT WILL TRAVERSE THE SOUTHERN COASTAL STATES
ON THURSDAY. THE MODELS ARE HAVING A DICKENS OF A TIME HANDLING
THIS FEATURE...AND CONFIDENCE IN THE FORECAST DROPS CONSIDERABLY
BETWEEN WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY (DURING THE TIME THIS UPPER LOW IS
NOW FORECAST TO APPROACH AND MOVE THROUGH THE AREA). NO NEED TO
GET TOO CARRIED AWAY WITH POPS. FORTUNATELY...IT LOOKS LIKE THE
AIR MASS WILL HAVE MODIFIED ENOUGH BY THAT TIME SO THAT ANY PRECIP
THAT COMES THE END OF THE WEEK WOULD BE IN THE FORM OF RAIN.

IT IS NOT UNTIL NEXT WEEKEND UNTIL WE CAN FAIRLY SAFELY SAY THAT
CONDITIONS WILL BE COMPLETELY DRY. AFTER THAT...WE SIT AND WAIT
AND TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHICH DIRECTION THE REALLY COLD AIR GOES
AFTER IT DROPS INTO THE U.S. FROM CANADA.
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Fishermen try to dig out a fishing boat trapped in ice in the Jiaozhou harbor in Qingdao, in east China's Shandong province on Jan. 5.
(Photo: AP)

Chinese struggle to stay wired amid cold snap
Calum MacLeod, USA TODAY2:21p.m. EST January 10, 2013


Low temperatures indoor make it difficult to charge iPads and iPhones in south China.


BEIJING – China's coldest winter in almost three decades, including record low temperatures, freezing rain and snow, has left nearly 400,000 people in a "state of disaster" in southwest Guizhou province alone.

Workers there used bamboo sticks Thursday to beat ice off frozen power lines, reported state news agency Xinhua.

But for some Chinese, especially the urban residents of south China, who are denied the state-supplied heating networks of north China, the fierce cold snap poses a new, albeit much less serious problem: how to charge their iPads and iPhones.

Extreme weather has sent temperatures in China diving to a national average of 25 degrees Fahrenheit since Nov. 20, the lowest level for 28 years, according to the China Meteorological Administration.

In south China, that translates into genuine discomfort and has reignited a decades-old debate about the lack of heating. A line drawn in the 1950s split China into a northern half that installed and still enjoys heavily subsidized public heating, and a southern half that shivers through winter without a public heating network and must make do with private, often less effective heating devices.

This month, southerners have again expressed their displeasure at what they view as an unfair and arbitrary divide, and now they have new evidence to offer: Apple products that dislike cold weather.

On China's booming social media networks, south Chinese consumers are busy sharing their frustrations at the extremely long time it takes to charge iPads and other Apple products at low room temperatures.

The many novel, and apparently successful, charging methods that Chinese users have documented with recent online pictures include: stuffing their iPads into sheets, blankets and duvets; smothering them in hot water bags and bottles; clutching them to beating human chests; sticking on heating pads; blasting them with hairdryers and electric fans.

This very minor issue reveals the soaring economic power of Chinese consumers, as many of these iPad owners grew up in homes without even a telephone land line. It also highlights the way they employ China's heavily censored but still serviceable social media to complain about social issues.

"How can failure to charge be normal!" shouted Peng Bin on Thursday on the massively popular Sina Weibo micro-blogging service.

His daughter had bought an iPad recently, but Peng refused to accept the explanations of Apple employees in the southern Chinese city of Nanchang that cold weather meant long charging times.

A fast seller this week has been touchscreen gloves, whose conductive fingertips allow users to access all their digital devices. In Jiujiang city in southern Jiangxi province, the China News Service reported strong sales of touchscreen gloves, selling for under $2 per pair last week, among young users of smartphone and iPads.

"In the winter I can wear gloves to play with my iPad and cellphone, and they only cost $1.80, it's really good," said a female shopper who gave her name as Sun, the news agency reported.
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New Orleans
NEXRAD Radar

Level II Base Reflectivity 0.50 Elevation
Range 248 NMI

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
537 PM CST SUN JAN 13 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN GREENE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...
NORTHEASTERN PERRY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...
WAYNE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...

* UNTIL 615 PM CST

* AT 537 PM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF RICHTON...OR 15 MILES
NORTHEAST OF NEW AUGUSTA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WAYNESBORO... CLARA...
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Are You All Playing Nice Now?????

Made it to 55.8 here and is hanging on there for dear life. That was pretty much the Forecast high for tomorrow is supposed to go 52 and then it is on the road back to normal which is:

Max Temperature: Min Temperature:
Normal 67 43
Record 84 (1912) 25 (1963)
Yesterday 56 30
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Mississippi heating Up also.............BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
537 PM CST SUN JAN 13 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN GREENE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...
NORTHEASTERN PERRY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...
WAYNE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...

* UNTIL 615 PM CST

* AT 537 PM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF RICHTON...OR 15 MILES
NORTHEAST OF NEW AUGUSTA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WAYNESBORO... CLARA...
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Storm in Mississippi is trying too.


What are the reflectivity and velocity colors you use? I like them better than the default.
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Quoting LargoFl:
going to be some flooding,its not a fast mover.....


some pretty heavy rain...
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Storm in Mississippi is trying too.


Yup, near Richton.
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Good rotation on the storm near Richton.
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1006. LargoFl
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Storm in Mississippi is trying too.

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1004. LargoFl
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1002. Patrap

681
WFUS54 KMOB 132337
TORMOB
MSC041-111-153-140015-
/O.NEW.KMOB.TO.W.0001.130113T2337Z-130114T0015Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MOBILE AL
537 PM CST SUN JAN 13 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MOBILE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN GREENE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...
NORTHEASTERN PERRY COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...
WAYNE COUNTY IN SOUTHEAST MISSISSIPPI...

* UNTIL 615 PM CST

* AT 537 PM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 3 MILES NORTHEAST OF RICHTON...OR 15 MILES
NORTHEAST OF NEW AUGUSTA...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
WAYNESBORO... CLARA...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

TAKE COVER NOW. FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO AN INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY BUILDING.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER...CALL (800) 284-9059.



LAT...LON 3182 8859 3142 8852 3131 8890 3142 8897
TIME...MOT...LOC 2337Z 225DEG 20KT 3155 8873
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DENSE FOG FOR ALL NORTHEAST COASTAL AREAS...
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hit pic for bigger resolution

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going to be some flooding,its not a fast mover.....
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Quoting PensacolaDoug:



It's all good. By USA standards you seem to me to lean right. But what do I know? I'm a gw skeptic which means I'm a wacko.


On some things but not everything ...LOL

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Quoting Astrometeor:
TA, where's blue when you need him.


Me?

Anyway, there is some weak rotation with that tornado warning.

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996. BtnTx
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Rotation is trying to get going.

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394.39ppm


Atmospheric CO2 for December 2012

Preliminary data dated January 3, 2013


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Tornado warning for Grundy county in TN with the rotation near Altamont.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
526 PM CST SUN JAN 13 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
GRUNDY COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 600 PM CST

* AT 521 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF TRACY CITY...OR 14 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF MANCHESTER...AND MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
GRUETLI-LAAGER AROUND 540 PM CST.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS DANGEROUS STORM INCLUDE ALTAMONT AND
BEERSHEBA SPRINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE THIS TORNADO. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR
THE TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER...CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN NASHVILLE.

&&
..Gee tornado's again today..hope everyone stays safe
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Me either... I get the occasional 3ft. + water snake and eeeeek. Tried to catch one last summer here... ha-ha, butterfly net and a 5 gallon bucket. What was I thinking? Try and face my fear.... not after my neighbors and I saw this huge snake!!!! Almost 4'. Forget that face your fears... not this woman ever again!
Quoting LargoFl:
LOL I am so glad they arent up this far north, any snake weighing 100 lbs and over 6 feet long I dont want to meet lol

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ALERT: Type II Radio Emission

Begin Time: 2013 Jan 13 0839 UTC
Estimated Velocity: 907 km/s

Description: Type II emissions occur in association with eruptions on the sun and typically indicate a coronal mass ejection is associated with a flare event.

M1.7 Solar Flare (Early Sunday) - SDO

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Quoting Patrap:
The personal tags and insults just demean the owner's entry.

We are here at his invite.

Rise above it.
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987. BtnTx
Quoting washingtonian115:
Didn't catch the sarcasm?.
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TA, where's blue when you need him.
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Quoting JustPlantIt:
Hey Largo... catch any pythons yesterday!
My daughter just arrived this am to go to disney world today. Babysitters bought and paid her way. Wish that were me!
well she will have great weather alright..in the 80's most of the week and rain chances are slim to none..hope she has a great time there
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
526 PM CST SUN JAN 13 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NASHVILLE HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
GRUNDY COUNTY IN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...

* UNTIL 600 PM CST

* AT 521 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A TORNADO. THIS DANGEROUS
STORM WAS LOCATED 10 MILES NORTHWEST OF TRACY CITY...OR 14 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF MANCHESTER...AND MOVING EAST AT 40 MPH.

* THIS DANGEROUS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
GRUETLI-LAAGER AROUND 540 PM CST.

OTHER LOCATIONS IMPACTED BY THIS DANGEROUS STORM INCLUDE ALTAMONT AND
BEERSHEBA SPRINGS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

HEAVY RAINFALL MAY OBSCURE THIS TORNADO. DO NOT WAIT TO SEE OR HEAR
THE TORNADO. TAKE COVER NOW.

TO REPORT SEVERE WEATHER...CONTACT YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT
AGENCY. THEY WILL RELAY YOUR REPORT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
IN NASHVILLE.

&&
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Quoting JustPlantIt:
Hey Largo... catch any pythons yesterday!
My daughter just arrived this am to go to disney world today. Babysitters bought and paid her way. Wish that were me!
LOL I am so glad they arent up this far north, any snake weighing 100 lbs and over 6 feet long I dont want to meet lol
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Quoting BtnTx:
I did not intend to insult anyone.
Didn't catch the sarcasm?.
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gee 3 cups of coffee for Bohonk in the morning..........
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Hey Largo... catch any pythons yesterday!
My daughter just arrived this am to go to disney world today. Babysitters bought and paid her way. Wish that were me!
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978. BtnTx
Quoting washingtonian115:
Now this was funny.I guess it's time for me now to insult you and add a smiley wink face at the end ;-).
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Quoting BtnTx:
Al Gore and The Left can do no wrong.
Now this was funny.I guess it's time for me now to insult you and add a smiley wink face at the end ;-).
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Quoting VR46L:


Actually I don't entirely agree with you . As My politics are my business and I have never said I was right wing or left wing... even though it was inferred I was right wing by one certain poster in an effort to belittle me



It's all good. By USA standards you seem to me to lean right. But what do I know? I'm a gw skeptic which means I'm a wacko.
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Quoting VR46L:
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But I agree Wash
Don't remove it... speak from the heart. It needs to be heard weather or whether not people approve of it.
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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.