April in January: spring-like severe weather and record warmth in the Midwest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:19 PM GMT on January 29, 2013

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The calendar says its January, but the atmosphere looks more like April over the Midwest U.S., where a spring-like surge of warm air is interacting with a strong low pressure system to create a dangerous severe weather situation. The warm air surging northwards has already broken high temperature records for the date in Chicago, where the mercury hit 61°F at 7 am CST; a tornado watch is posted for portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas. Golf-ball sized hail fell at three locations in Oklahoma already this morning, and a wind gust of 75 mph was reported in a thunderstorm near Omega, Oklahoma. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Alabama, Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana, and Mississippi in their "Moderate Risk" region for severe weather on Tuesday. This is the first "Moderate Risk" forecast issued during 2013. The primary threat will be damaging thunderstorm winds, but we will also see tornadoes, with the potential for a few strong EF-2 and EF-3 twisters. The surge of warm moving northwards ahead of the cold front spawning today's severe weather is bringing in warmth unprecedented for January in some locations. Monday was the hottest January day on record in Topeka, Kansas, which hit 77°F. That's 36°F above average. and 3° warmer than their previous highest January temperature. Columbia, Missouri tied its all-time warmest January temperature, 77°. Kansas City (74°F) and Wichita (74°F) both fell 1° short of tying their all-time January hottest temperature records. Balloon soundings of the atmosphere taken last night showed moisture levels in the top 5% for a January day over much of the Midwest, and several stations may set all-time rainiest January day records today. One candidate is Flint Michigan, where a heavy thunderstorm moved in at 7:30 am, dumping 0.75" of rain. With another round of thunderstorms expected tonight, Flint is poised to break its record for rainiest January day in its history--the 1.34" that fell on January 18, 1949.


Figure 1. A crazy weather day for the U.S.: our severe weather map from 10 am EST Tuesday, January 29. Severe thunderstorms were occurring in Kansas and Oklahoma, flood watches were posted for Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and winter weather advisories, high wind advisories, and fire weather advisories were posted in other locations.


Figure 2. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, Alabama, Oklahoma, Illinois, Indiana, and Mississippi in their "Moderate Risk" region for severe weather on Tuesday. This is the first "Moderate Risk" forecast issued during 2013.

Chicago's wild January weather ride continues
Chicago's craziest January in memory got even stranger today, when a surge of warm air pushed the temperature to 61°F at 7 am, breaking the previous high temperature record of 59°F for the date. Spring-like thunderstorms, accompanied by temperatures in the mid-60s are expected this afternoon--just a week after the city recorded a high temperature of 11°F and a low of -1°F (on January 22nd.) Chicago has been above 65°F in January just once in its history--on January 25, 1950, when the mercury hit 67°F. The average January high in the Windy City is 30°F, and today will be the 4th day the city has been 20 or more degrees warmer than that during January 2013. The roller coaster goes back downhill after the cold front moves through early on Wednesday, though--Chicago's high on Friday is expected to be near 15°F, with a morning low around 5°F. Chicago has also experienced record low snowfall this winter; the city got it's first 1-inch snowstorm of the season on Friday, when 1.1" fell at O'Hare Airport. This was the latest first 1-inch snow in city history, and ended a 335-day streak without a 1-inch snowstorm, the longest such streak since records began in 1872. Chicago has managed just 2.9" of snow during the winter of 2012 - 2013, which is 16" below average.

Chicago's roller coaster of temperatures doesn't compare, though, to what happened in Nowata, Oklahoma during the period February 10 - 17, 2011. A cold air mass combined with a fresh snow pack and calm winds allowed Nowata to hit a low of -31°F on February 10, 2011--the all-time coldest temperature ever recorded in Oklahoma. Gradual warming accelerated over the next week, and temperatures peaked at a record high of 79 degrees on February 17. According to the National Weather Service in Tulsa, Okla., this 110-degree temperature rise was the greatest change within seven days in Oklahoma history.


Video 1. In this video done by Peter Sinclair for the Yale Forum on Climate Change, I offer my thoughts on the roller coaster ride of temperatures in Michigan this winter, look back at the remarkable weather of 2012, and discuss what 2013 might bring. My main concern: drought.

Jeff Masters

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165. VR46L
Quoting Neapolitan:
By far and away the largest single source of the mercury that's poisoning the environment is--you guessed it--the burning of fossil fuels (oil, coal, and natural gas) along with some help from waste incineration, mining and other industrial activities.


Not going to disagree with you there ..for a change LOL
But short of going back to pre 1850 living there are no viable answers out there speaking As someone who watches their carbon footprint for environmental reasons ..
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Quoting SteveDa1:
March, anyone?

Not only is there an obvious extensive snow melt ahead of the low in the Midwest, the inter-mountain west is also experiencing widespread snow melt.



Still more snow than last year!
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161. wxmod
Quoting VR46L:


Good Point !

But if folk are not disposing Broken CFL bulbs correctly it also will increase Mercury getting into the food chain.



Handle those bulbs with respect and dispose of them properly. They are energy sippers.

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March, anyone?

Not only is there an obvious extensive snow melt ahead of the low in the Midwest, the inter-mountain west is also experiencing widespread snow melt.

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Only one tornado warning and multiple severe thunderstorm warnings so far for today, but expect that numbers to rise throughout the day. I should be home from school soon to track this storm with GRLevel3.
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158. VR46L
Quoting PedleyCA:


I think the increse is due to the use of Coal Fired power plants in China.


Good Point !

But if folk are not disposing Broken CFL bulbs correctly it also will increase Mercury getting into the food chain.
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157. wxmod
Quoting VR46L:


Wonder does that have anything to do with the increased use of CFL Bulbs.......


That should be looked at, but the savings in electric generation way more than offset the mercury used in the bulbs. That's what I hear.
China's contribution to world wide mercury is unquestionable.
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
huh...? nah it's nothing..



I already posted about that in the below comment.
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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
1257 PM CST TUE JAN 29 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN ANGELO HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
EAST CENTRAL BROWN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...

* UNTIL 130 PM CST

* AT 1255 PM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS 3 MILES WEST OF
ZEPHYR...OR 7 MILES SOUTHEAST OF EARLY...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 35
MPH.

STORM HAZARDS INCLUDE...
QUARTER SIZE HAIL.
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.

WITH POSSIBLE STORM IMPACTS...
A FEW VEHICLE DENTS...
MINOR ROOF AND PLASTIC SIGN DAMAGE...
SOME TREE LIMB DAMAGE...WEAKENED TREES TOPPLED...
UNSECURED LIGHT OBJECTS BLOWN AROUND...
SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE...
POTENTIALLY DEADLY LIGHTNING.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
BLANKET BY 115 PM CST...

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM CST
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR WEST CENTRAL TEXAS.

LAT...LON 3169 9868 3169 9875 3161 9877 3152 9892
3152 9893 3174 9897 3192 9882 3192 9881
3174 9868 3170 9867
TIME...MOT...LOC 1857Z 236DEG 24KT 3170 9883

$$
04
------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
MOC019-027-291945-
/O.NEW.KLSX.SV.W.0001.130129T1857Z-130129T1945Z/

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ST LOUIS MO
1257 PM CST TUE JAN 29 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ST LOUIS HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN BOONE COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSOURI...
CALLAWAY COUNTY IN CENTRAL MISSOURI...

* UNTIL 145 PM CST

* AT 1254 PM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS LOCATED 6 MILES
NORTHEAST OF ST. MARTINS...AND MOVING NORTHEAST AT 50 MPH.

HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS.

SOURCE...PUBLIC REPORTS OF A FUNNEL CLOUD.

IMPACT...MINOR TREE DAMAGE...WITH LIMBS UP TO ONE INCH IN DIAMETER
BROKEN.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
ASHLAND...HOLTS SUMMIT...FULTON...LAKE MYKEE...NEW BLOOMFIELD...
WILLIAMSBURG...SHAMROCK...GUTHRIE...CARRINGTON...M OKANE...STEEDMAN
AND REFORM.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

LAT...LON 3875 9239 3906 9164 3874 9165 3858 9218
3861 9220 3862 9220 3865 9223 3865 9226
TIME...MOT...LOC 1857Z 240DEG 45KT 3869 9222

TORNADO...POSSIBLE
HAIL...<.75IN
WIND...60 MPH

$$

TILLY
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Quoting VR46L:


Wonder does that have anything to do with the increased use of CFL Bulbs.......
By far and away the largest single source of the mercury that's poisoning the environment is--you guessed it--the burning of fossil fuels (oil, coal, and natural gas) along with some help from waste incineration, mining and other industrial activities.
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huh...? nah it's nothing..

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Models showing an interesting cyclone in the Atlantic


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Quoting VR46L:


Wonder does that have anything to do with the increased use of CFL Bulbs.......


I think the increse is due to the use of Coal Fired power plants in China.

Edit: Or should I say they have a higher usage than of other sources.
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150. VR46L
Quoting wxmod:


From the article:"Chinese pollution now accounts for 'a little under ten percent' of the U.S. average for particulate matter and for one third of all mercury emissions around the world"

"mercury is a known to disrupt fetal brain development and has been linked to autism and Alzheimer’s disease. Data collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed an increasing level of mercury in the blood of American women between 1999 and 2006."


Wonder does that have anything to do with the increased use of CFL Bulbs.......
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149. wxmod
Quoting JNCali:
Just found this great online article on Chinese pollution making its way to the US... The article is written by Craig Simons who seems to really know his topic...

China’s Rise Creates Clouds of U.S. Pollution


From the article:"Chinese pollution now accounts for 'a little under ten percent' of the U.S. average for particulate matter and for one third of all mercury emissions around the world"

"mercury is a known to disrupt fetal brain development and has been linked to autism and Alzheimer’s disease. Data collected by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed an increasing level of mercury in the blood of American women between 1999 and 2006."
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TC Felling is going to cause some problems for Madagascar. Although the Category 4 winds should stay off the coast.

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BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1237 PM CST TUE JAN 29 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN COMANCHE COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...
CENTRAL EASTLAND COUNTY IN NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS...

* UNTIL 115 PM CST

* AT 1238 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE METEOROLOGISTS DETECTED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL...AND
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 18 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF GORMAN...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 60 MPH.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
DE LEON AROUND 1250 PM...
GORMAN AROUND 1255 PM...
EASTLAND AROUND 100 PM...

THIS WILL IMPACT I-20 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 337 AND 346.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FOR YOUR PROTECTION MOVE TO A STURDY SHELTER UNTIL THE STORM HAS
PASSED.

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE...SEEK SHELTER IN A STRONG BUILDING AND
STAY INSIDE...AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM HAS PASSED.

&&

LAT...LON 3242 9882 3228 9854 3227 9853 3226 9855
3210 9843 3191 9882 3207 9892 3208 9896
TIME...MOT...LOC 1838Z 218DEG 52KT 3204 9883

$$
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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 9
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1235 PM CST TUE JAN 29 2013

THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A
TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF

NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS
WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS
SOUTH CENTRAL AND EAST CENTRAL MISSOURI

EFFECTIVE THIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FROM 1235 PM UNTIL
800 PM CST.

TORNADOES...HAIL TO 1 INCH IN DIAMETER...THUNDERSTORM WIND GUSTS
TO 75 MPH...AND DANGEROUS LIGHTNING ARE POSSIBLE IN THESE AREAS.

THE TORNADO WATCH AREA IS APPROXIMATELY ALONG AND 70 STATUTE
MILES EAST AND WEST OF A LINE FROM 60 MILES SOUTH OF HARRISON
ARKANSAS TO 55 MILES NORTH NORTHWEST OF SAINT LOUIS MISSOURI.
FOR A COMPLETE DEPICTION OF THE WATCH SEE THE ASSOCIATED WATCH
OUTLINE UPDATE (WOUS64 KWNS WOU9).

REMEMBER...A TORNADO WATCH MEANS CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN AND CLOSE TO THE WATCH
AREA. PERSONS IN THESE AREAS SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR
THREATENING WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LISTEN FOR LATER STATEMENTS
AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS.

OTHER WATCH INFORMATION...CONTINUE...WW 6...WW 7...WW 8...

DISCUSSION...A COLD FRONTAL SQUALL LINE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE EWD
ACROSS CENTRAL MO THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...WHILE ADDITIONAL STORMS
FORM AHEAD OF THE FRONT FROM NW AR INTO SRN MO. THOUGH INSTABILITY
WILL REMAIN SOMEWHAT LIMITED THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...VERY STRONG
VERTICAL SHEAR WILL PROMOTE BOTH EMBEDDED BOWING SEGMENTS AND SOME
SUPERCELL STRUCTURES...WITH AN ATTENDANT RISK FOR DAMAGING WINDS AND
A FEW TORNADOES.

AVIATION...TORNADOES AND A FEW SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL
SURFACE AND ALOFT TO 1 INCH. EXTREME TURBULENCE AND SURFACE WIND
GUSTS TO 65 KNOTS. A FEW CUMULONIMBI WITH MAXIMUM TOPS TO 400.
MEAN STORM MOTION VECTOR 24050.


...THOMPSON
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I hope no one gets hurt! :) It sure has been a warm winter! The weather here is in the mid to high 70's! :D Thanks Dr. Masters!
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Afternoon everyone! :-) I'm not going to be on till tommorrow, so I will talk to you all in the morning. :-)

WunderGirl12
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143. yoboi
Quoting JNCali:
Al Gore defends his sale of Current TV to Al Jezeera.... "GORE: I certainly understand that criticism. I disagree with it. I think Al Jazeera has, obviously, long since established itself as a really distinguished and effective news gathering organization. And by the way, its climate coverage has been far more extensive and high-quality than any of the networks here."
Link





thaanks for the laugh...
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Quoting wxmod:
China smog today sweeping out to sea. MODIS satellite photo.



You're obsessed with Detroit's big brother China, aren't you?
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Quoting MrMixon:
How often do you see an area of winter weather advisories just one or two counties over from a line of tornado watches...?



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Just found this great online article on Chinese pollution making its way to the US... The article is written by Craig Simons who seems to really know his topic...

China’s Rise Creates Clouds of U.S. Pollution
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
TXC049-291915-
/O.NEW.KSJT.SV.W.0002.130129T1824Z-130129T1915Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO TX
1224 PM CST TUE JAN 29 2013

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN ANGELO HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
NORTHERN BROWN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL TEXAS...

* UNTIL 115 PM CST

* AT 1221 PM CST...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WAS 6 MILES SOUTH OF LAKE
BROWNWOOD NEAR BYRDS STORE...OR 6 MILES NORTHWEST OF EARLY...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 55 MPH.

STORM HAZARDS INCLUDE...
DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH.

WITH POSSIBLE STORM IMPACTS...
SOME TREE LIMB DAMAGE...WEAKENED TREES TOPPLED...
UNSECURED LIGHT OBJECTS BLOWN AROUND...
SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE...
POTENTIALLY DEADLY LIGHTNING.

* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
MAY BY 1235 PM CST...

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 500 PM CST
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR WEST CENTRAL TEXAS.

LAT...LON 3172 9900 3185 9914 3208 9899 3203 9888
3188 9878
TIME...MOT...LOC 1823Z 230DEG 47KT 3183 9899

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How often do you see an area of winter weather advisories just one or two counties over from a line of tornado watches...?

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137. wxmod
Quoting indianrivguy:
119. wxmod 12:49 PM EST on January 29, 2013 +2
The last 24 hours of air quality readings from the US embassy in Beijing. Beijing is NOT the most polluted city in China.

For you :)

Get cirrus in the fight against climate change


Good article, Thanks
Cirrus reduction makes a lot more sense than promoting cirrus. As with all geoengineering schemes, it might create more problems in the long run. I hope our free and open government will allow a public conversation about this type of endeavor.
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Quoting dabirds:
I'd say Columbia/Mizzou needs to get prepared IL, that is bowing out.


The air here in St. Peters MO feels pregnant. I have all my windows open but it's so humid I might have to close them again. Just waiting for this afternoon and whatever is coming.
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MesoWest Jurupa Valley CA US SGXWFO, Riverside, California (PWS)
Updated: 33 min 49 sec ago
Mostly Cloudy
49 °F
Mostly Cloudy
Windchill: 49 °F
Humidity: 72%
Dew Point: 40 °F
Wind: Calm
Wind Gust: 6.0 mph
Pressure: 30.24 in (Steady)
Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 2 out of 16
Pollen: 7.60 out of 12
Pollen Forecast new!
Clouds:
Mostly Cloudy 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 794 ft

Well, I see the local Airport still isn't reporting in a timely manner. Last was 39° @3:53

I show 51.8 here, low was 41.4@6:06 Forecast is for 61(WU) 59 (NWS)
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Not just record warmth in the Midwest. It's a bit over 70 degrees on the back porch here in central Virginia.

Getting close to our record high temperature for the date (73).
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133. wxmod
China smog today sweeping out to sea. MODIS satellite photo.

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119. wxmod 12:49 PM EST on January 29, 2013 +2
The last 24 hours of air quality readings from the US embassy in Beijing. Beijing is NOT the most polluted city in China.

For you :)

Get cirrus in the fight against climate change
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The TCR of Issac has been released. No changes on the peak intensity.

Link
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This is not completely weather related but...

A water main burst here in Montreal, Quebec yesterday. In downtown Montreal. During evening rush-hour. With a temperature of -10 C (14 F).

The Canadian Press
January 29, 2013 — Water cascaded into Montreal's downtown area after a water main breaks.

A river raged through a section of downtown Montreal as a water main break Monday flooded a section of the city core.
The flood spread near McGill University near rush hour, prompting traffic jams as police rerouted cars and people struggled to escape the area.
Police wanted traffic rerouted because the cascade of water has made the area extremely slippery as it turns to ice.
Some people wrapped themselves in garbage bags to protect their lower body from the ice-cold water as they crossed submerged streets.


More can be read here.
The link includes a stunning video.

Here are a couple more...



A student tries crossing the flooded street and is swept away. She wasn't injured.
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126. wxmod
Quoting ChillinInTheKeys:
"NASA Rocket to Spark Light Show Over US East Coast Tonight."

"The bright phenomenon will be caused by an experiment aboard a NASA sounding rocket. As part the mission, the rocket will release a chemical tracer that should create two bright, red-colored lithium vapor trails in space that may be seen by observers across the mid-Atlantic region, and possibly from even further away."

Read the rest here...

Link

wxmod ;-)


From your article:

"NASA used to conduct chemical cloud experiments from Wallops Island much more frequently during the 1960s, '70s and '80s, usually in the predawn hours when most people were asleep. Chemicals such as tri-methyl aluminum, barium and tri-ethylborane were used, often creating rather exotic colors of red, green and purple.

"When such launches took place during convenient evening hours they usually took people by surprise. In March 1967, when three clouds were released around 7 p.m. they were followed by countless numbers of people all along the East Coast calling newspapers and police stations, asking for explanations of the strange sightings. One man described the rocket residue as "red balls of fire."

"In January 1975, a barium cloud was released at around 5:30 p.m. in the evening."

The key word here is the first one "NASA". As with all government studies, the ball eventually is passed to private enterprise.
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not same this is surface dew points
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Mark Britt of StL NWS told the P-D they expect the front will pass between 4-8 p.m. (rush hour storms, oh boy) w/ 60mph+ straight lines, slight chance of tornadoes, 1-2" precipitation w/ hail likely. Slight chance could get near the 73 record high, but it's held at 68 for a couple of hours now and was 66 at 7, with clouds we have doubt they'll get there, but...
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THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

RIP CURRENTS: ONSHORE WINDS WILL BRING A HIGH RISK OF RIP
CURRENTS TO ATLANTIC BEACHES INTO THIS EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

FOLLOWING A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE EARLY THURSDAY...NORTH WINDS
WILL INCREASE TO 20-25 KNOTS OVER THE WATERS...AND SEAS WILL
BUILD. A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY MAY BE NEEDED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

TEMPERATURES BEHIND THE FRONT EARLY FRIDAY MORNING MAY DROP BELOW
45 DEGREES ACROSS GLADES AND HENDRY COUNTIES...WITH WIND CHILL
VALUES POSSIBLY FALLING INTO THE 30S.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:


may i have the link for those...?


http://wintercast.tripod.com/id14.html
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The warm front is coming through mid-Michigan. The visibility dropped FAST and now I can't see my parked car less than 50ft away. Before that we had some heavy downpours to make all the snow into a slushy mess.
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119. wxmod
The last 24 hours of air quality readings from the US embassy in Beijing. Beijing is NOT the most polluted city in China.

#
BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-30-2013 01:00; PM2.5; 315.0; 365; Hazardous
1h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 00:00 to 01-29-2013 23:59; PM2.5 24hr avg; 433.1; 456; Hazardous
1h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-30-2013 00:00; PM2.5; 316.0; 366; Hazardous
2h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 23:00; PM2.5; 322.0; 372; Hazardous
3h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 22:00; PM2.5; 335.0; 385; Hazardous
4h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 21:00; PM2.5; 345.0; 395; Hazardous
5h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 20:00; PM2.5; 357.0; 405; Hazardous
6h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 19:00; PM2.5; 389.0; 426; Hazardous
7h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 18:00; PM2.5; 411.0; 441; Hazardous
8h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 17:00; PM2.5; 436.0; 457; Hazardous
9h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 16:00; PM2.5; 441.0; 461; Hazardous
10h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 15:00; PM2.5; 445.0; 463; Hazardous
11h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 14:00; PM2.5; 476.0; 484; Hazardous
12h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 13:00; PM2.5; 463.0; 475; Hazardous
13h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-28-2013 12:00 to 01-29-2013 11:59; PM2.5 24hr avg; 461.9; 475; Hazardous
13h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 12:00; PM2.5; 484.0; 489; Hazardous
14h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 11:00; PM2.5; 493.0; 495; Hazardous
15h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 10:00; PM2.5; 462.0; 475; Hazardous
16h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 09:00; PM2.5; 425.0; 450; Hazardous
17h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

01-29-2013 08:00; PM2.5; 438.0; 459; Hazardous
18h BeijingAir BeijingAir ‏@BeijingAir

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Quoting MrMixon: was just thinking those in Tornado Alley might hope for "corn storms" in much the same way coastal folks hope for "fish storms." In any case, I hope any tornadoes that spawn today thread a path through open fields and leave the houses and communities alone.


Good point whenever we get severe weather it is better to watch it than to wear it Fish storms are good, so Corn storms are better.
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