Dark Snow Project: Crowd-Source Funded Science for Greenland

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:03 PM GMT on April 26, 2013

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"There's no place on Earth that is changing faster--and no place where that change matters more--than Greenland." So said 350.org founder Bill McKibben, in a 2012 Rolling Stone magazine interview. As Earth Week 2013 draws to a close, I want to draw your attention to a unique effort to learn more about why Greenland is melting so fast--a crowd-funded research project that anyone can contribute to, which aims to answer the "burning question": How much does wildfire and industrial soot darken the ice, increasing melt? The Dark Snow Project, the first-ever Greenland expedition relying on crowd-source funding, hopes to raise $150,000 to mount a field research campaign to find out. The project is the brainchild of Dr. Jason Box, Professor at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), and one of the world's leading experts on Greenland's glaciers. He has set up a website called darksnowproject.org to help raise the funds for the field campaign, and has raised about half of the needed amount as of mid-April.


Figure 1. Over the course of several years, turbulent water overflow from a large melt lake carved this 60-foot-deep (18.3 meter-deep) canyon in Greenland's Ice Sheet (note people near left edge for scale). Image credit: Ian Joughin, University of Washington.

2012: Unprecedented melting in Greenland
Watching the weather events of 2012 over Greenland made all seasoned climate watchers a little queasy. The vast ice sheet on the island holds enough water to raise global sea levels by 7.36 meters (24.15 feet) were it all to melt, and the ice melt season of 2012 gave notice that an epic melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet may be underway. According to NOAA's 2012 Arctic Report Card, the duration of melting at the surface of the ice sheet in summer 2012 was the longest since satellite observations began in 1979, and the total amount of summer melting was nearly double the previous record, set in 2010 (satellite records of melting go back to 1979.) A rare, near-ice sheet-wide surface melt event melted 97% of the surface of Greenland's ice sheet on July 11 - 12. While a similar melt event at the summit occurred 1889, but the 1889 event has no basis in the instrumental record from coastal Greenland. It's instead likely that 2012 was Greenland's warmest summer in at least 863 years, since the medieval warm period (see http://www.meltfactor.org/blog/?p=677 and http://www.meltfactor.org/blog/?p=725). The incredibly warm temperatures have been blamed on highly unusual atmospheric circulation and jet stream changes, which were also responsible for 2012's unusually wet summer weather in England. It would not be a surprise if this sort of summer began occurring more often, since temperatures on top of the Greenland Ice Sheet have been rising six times faster than the global average during the past twenty years. A May 2013 Geophysical Research Letters paper by McGrath et al., "Recent warming at Summit, Greenland: Global context and implications", concluded that by 2025, there is a 50% chance of ice sheet-wide melt events happening annually. The ice sheet reached its darkest value on record in 2012. The darkened surface was due to below average summer snow, soot particles from pollution and forest fires, and record melting. A darker ice sheet absorbs more solar energy, in a vicious cycle that raises temperatures, melts more ice, and further darkens the ice sheet. The amount of melting that was caused by soot from forest fires is important to know, since global warming is likely to increase the amount of forest fires in coming decades. However, the amount of forest fire soot landing on the Greenland Ice Sheet is almost completely unknown, which is why Dr. Box is determined to find out, via the Dark Snow Project.


Figure 2. Smoke from a fire in Labrador, Canada wafts over the Greenland ice sheet on June 17, 2012, as seen in this cross-section view of aerosol particles taken by NASA's CALIPSO satellite. Image credit: Dr. Jason Box, Ohio State University.

Greenland causing 25% of global sea level rise
In a landmark study published in November 2012 in Science, 47 researchers from 26 laboratories reported that the amount of ice being lost from Greenland and Antarctica has tripled since the 1990s, with Greenland contributing more than twice as much to global sea level rise than Antarctica. The study, "A Reconciled Estimate of Ice-Sheet Mass Balance", found that the two ice sheets were responsible for 20% of the global sea level rise of 3.1 mm/year during the 20-year period 1992 - 2011. The remainder of the rise was due to expansion of the water due to heating of the oceans, melting of mountain glaciers, and unsustainable pumping of ground water. Said co-author Erik Ivins of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, "The pace of ice loss from Greenland is extraordinary, with nearly a five-fold increase since the mid-1990s." As of 2011, Greenland's contribution to global sea level rise on its own had risen to 20 - 25%, according to an international research group led by the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, in an article published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters on 1 June 2012. If the current exponential ice loss trends continue for the next ten years, Greenland's contribution to sea level rise will double to 1.4 mm/yr by 2022, the researchers said. Many sea level rise researchers expect global sea level to rise by about 1 meter (3.3 feet) by 2100. During the 20th century, global sea level rise was about 0.18 meters (7 inches.)


Figure 3. Monthly smoothed (purple) and unsmoothed (blue) values of the total mass lost from the Greenland Ice Sheet (in Gigatons, Gt) from measurements by the GRACE satellites between March 2002-September 2012. An approximate equivalent global sea level rise figure is on the right axis. Note that the decline in ice mass lost from Greenland is not a straight line--it is exponential, meaning that more ice loss is lost each year than in the previous year. Image credit: 2012 Arctic Report Card.

Will Antarctica be more important than Greenland for sea level rise?
Although melting from Greenland is currently raising global sea level by about a factor of two more than Antarctica melting is, that situation may change later this century. A 2013 study by Dahl-Jensen et al. looked at a new ice core drilled from the bottom-most depths of the Greenland Ice Sheet. The core suggests that the ice in Greenland may have partially survived the warm Eemian period before the Ice Age, approximately 118,000 - 126,000 years ago, when Greenland temperatures were 5- 8°C warmer than present-day temperatures. Global sea level during the Eemian was 4 - 8 meters (13 - 26 ft) higher than the present sea level, and the scientists estimated that melting from Greenland was responsible for 2 meters (6.6 ft) of this sea level rise. This implies that Antarctica was responsible for 50 - 75% of global sea level rise during the Eemian, and thus we might expect Antarctica to take over as the dominant source of sea level rise later this century, when global temperatures may to rise to levels similar to those experienced during the Eemian.

Related posts
Greenland experiences melting over 97% of its area in mid-July (July 25, 2012)
Record warmth at the top of the Greenland Ice Sheet (July 18, 2012)
Unprecedented May heat in Greenland; update on 2011 Greenland ice melt (May, 2012)
Greenland update for 2010: record melting and a massive calving event

Dr. Jason Box's blog on Greenland and the Dark Snow Project is at http://www.meltfactor.org.

The http://www.greenlandmelting.com/ website looks like a great resource for following this year's melt progression in Greenland.


Video 1. Glaciologist Dr. Jason Box and 350.org founder Bill McKibben plug the Darksnow project in this January 2013 video by Peter Sinclair. There's some impressive footage of the record Greenland snow melt of summer 2012 sweeping away a 20-ton tractor that was attempting to repair a bridge washed out by the raging Watson River on July 11, 2012 in Kangerlussauaq, Greenland. The driver escaped unharmed.

Support the Dark Snow Project
One of Dr. Box's collaborators, photographer James Balog, who created the amazing time-lapse Greenland glacier footage in the fantastic 2012 "Chasing Ice" movie, puts it like this: "Working in Greenland these past years has left me with a profound feeling of being in the middle of a decisive historic moment--the kind of moment, at least in geologic terms, that marks the grand tidal changes of history." On that note, I encourage you all to support the Dark Snow Project. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Dark Snow Project Expedition Plan 2013
Prepare and gather science equipment including a field spectrometer, snow and ice coring device, and snow metrics kit.

Travel to Iqualuit, on Baffin Island, Nunavut from home locales in California, Ohio, Michigan, Vermont and rendezvous with Dash-6 "Twin Otter" ski-equipped airplane and flight crew.

Organize cold weather survival kit.

Ferry team from Iqualuit to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland.

Fly to and land at sampling sites high on the inland ice sheet.

At each site collect snow samples from a snow pit and obtain snow cores to a minimum depth of the previous year's snow surface, and record snow properties.

Transport of team and snow samples to Greenland's capital Nuuk, where the team will rest after hustling at field sites.

Return to Iqualuit, then to respective home locales to start the data analysis and reporting phase of campaign.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting CybrTeddy:
And just like that, the ECMWF completely drops the STS.
yes i think thats why the NWS is holding off on predictions til the models settle down some
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well a 50/50 chance is better than nothing huh......
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And just like that, the ECMWF completely drops the STS.
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THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...WIND AND SEA IMPACT...
WINDS WILL SURGE TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS AFTER SUNSET TONIGHT. SMALL
CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DURING THIS PERIOD.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE END OF THE
WEEK WITH DANGEROUS LIGHTNING STRIKES AND GUSTY WINDS THE MAIN
THREATS AT THIS TIME.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY.

$$

CARLISLE
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Quoting LargoFl:
WOW..check out that blob in the gulf near florida!!!


Been a while since I heard the B word...
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here's hoping for an all day rain in central florida....
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OK that gulf blob crosses florida,we should get some rain from that..
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WOW..check out that blob in the gulf near florida!!!
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Quoting SFLWeatherman:
S FL may get cold!!:)
Friday Night
Clear. Low of 55F. Breezy and i have prom that night!!:)


I had to check our temps after your post 'cause I thought for sure no more 50's for lows and no more 70's for highs this year but I was wrong! They are showing 59 here Fri night with 77 high for a couple of days.
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Heavy 1-3" rains already....that was supposed to be the event total.

Flooding may soon become and issue

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Quoting icmoore:
Good morning. The NWS Tampa Bay area is saying because of differing timing and locations on the system they will keep rain chance in the chance category and wait for more model runs. So it is wait and see. Pinellas county at least where I am at in Madeira Beach could use some rain lately it all goes north and south of here or fires up inland.
good morning!, yes we sure do need some rain, most of the models this morning keep us on the very light rain side of all whats coming, i sure hope that changes this coming week..we'll see how all this progresses, maybe by monday they will know better.
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S FL may get cold!!:)
Friday Night
Clear. Low of 55F. Breezy and i have prom that night!!:)
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Good morning. The NWS Tampa Bay area is saying because of differing timing and locations on the system they will keep rain chance in the chance category and wait for more model runs. So it is wait and see. Pinellas county at least where I am at in Madeira Beach could use some rain lately it all goes north and south of here or fires up inland.
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good morning folks..guess just scattered showers for my area.
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UNLESS THINGS CHANGE IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS, THOSE FOLKS ALONG THE SOUTH EASTERN STATES WHO FLOOD EASILY i WOULD SUGGEST PREPARING NOW IN CASE THOSE RAINFALL TOTALS VERIFY..STAY SAFE FOLKS.
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Good news for Texas in the long range according to the GFS

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from the WPC QPF totals
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good morning..the CMC has doom written all over my area with heavy rainfall of over 8 inches through 120 hours..

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Quoting washingtonian115:
We need the rain but not like this.


Yeah its Actually quite frightening ... Further up north in the Mid West they are in the middle of a thaw with this rains that are due Flooding could be a very serious situation in a few days !
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Quoting VR46L:


Think Most of the east of the US is in the same boat !:)

We need the rain but not like this.
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Quoting washingtonian115:
According to the models I should be building a Ark.Looks like Sandy part two how the low comes into the coast like that.


Think Most of the east of the US is in the same boat !:)

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Man what's going on with the blog... keep re-posting my last post that I tried to edit.
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According to the models I should be building a Ark.Looks like Sandy part two how the low comes into the coast like that.
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... Go NRT...
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MLB DISCUSSION:

WED-SAT...WHATEVER AGREEMENT THE GLOBAL MODELS HAVE IS GONE AFTER
DAY 5...AS THE GFS AND ECM CONTINUE TO OFFER INCREASINGLY DISPARATE
SOLUTIONS W/R/T LOCAL SENSIBLE WX. MOREOVER...RUN TO RUN CONTINUITY
IS PRETTY MUCH NON-EXISTENT AS THE MODELS CONTINUE TO DISAGREE WITH
BOTH THEIR OWN PREVIOUS RUNS IN HOW TO HANDLE THE STRONG NRN STREAM
TROUGH...AND ITS INTERACTION WITH LINGERING SHORT WAVE ENERGY NEAR
FL. WED INTO THU LOOKS UNSETTLED AND WET AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS
OVER THE GOMEX AND...IN SOME FORM ...SLIDES EAST OVER OR VERY NEAR
PENINSULAR FL. AFTER THE DAY PERIOD THU...THE GUIDANCE PRETTY MUCH
GOES INTO THE TANK. THE GFS SPINS UP THE LOW JUST EAST OF FL AND HAS
IT MAKE AN IMMEDIATE LEFT TURN NWD UP THROUGH THE CAROLINAS. THE ECM
HAS A PRETTY BIZARRE SOLUTION THAT GOES COMPLETELY AT ODDS WITH ITS
PREV RUNS...CUTTING OFF THE H50 MUCH FARTHER WEST AND BUILDING A
DOWNSTREAM RIDGE OVER THE ERN CONUS IN A DEVELOPING OMEGA BLOCK.
THIS RESULTS IN A MUCH-DAMPENED SURFACE LOW/WAVE THAT SQUIRTS EWD
THROUGH THE FL STRAITS/CUBA AND SRN BAHAMA CHAIN. BY NEXT SAT...THE
GFS SHOWS FL UNDER A STOUT NW FL OF COOLER AND MUCH DRIER AIR WHILE
THE ECM HAS EQUALLY STRONG FLOW...ONLY IT`S ONSHORE WITH SHOWERY
WEATHER ACROSS ECFL.

THINK THE SMART TACK HERE IS TO SIDE CLOSER TO THE GFS SOLUTION OF
A MORE COHERENT LOW MOVING INTO THE AREA LATE WED-THU...THEN MOVING
OUT OF THE PICTURE SOMETIME ON FRI. THIS SEEMS TO KEEP WITH THE
GENERAL IDEA THAT THE EARLIER GUIDANCE PORTENDED. RAIN CHANCES
REMAIN QUITE HIGH FOR APRIL...40-50 PCT...(AND MAY WIND UP HIGHER AS
THE EVENT DRAWS NEAR) BEFORE TAPERING BACK FRI ONWARD. MAX TEMPS
NEAR TO A LITTLE BELOW CLIMO OWING TO INCREASED CLOUD COVER. MINS
NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL.
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Melbourne Discussion

Excerpt:


WED-SAT...WHATEVER AGREEMENT THE GLOBAL MODELS HAVE IS GONE AFTER
DAY 5...AS THE GFS AND ECM CONTINUE TO OFFER INCREASINGLY DISPARATE
SOLUTIONS W/R/T LOCAL SENSIBLE WX. MOREOVER...RUN TO RUN CONTINUITY
IS PRETTY MUCH NON-EXISTENT AS THE MODELS CONTINUE TO DISAGREE WITH
BOTH THEIR OWN PREVIOUS RUNS IN HOW TO HANDLE THE STRONG NRN STREAM
TROUGH...AND ITS INTERACTION WITH LINGERING SHORT WAVE ENERGY NEAR
FL.
WED INTO THU LOOKS UNSETTLED AND WET AS LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS
OVER THE GOMEX AND...IN SOME FORM ...SLIDES EAST OVER OR VERY NEAR
PENINSULAR FL. AFTER THE DAY PERIOD THU...THE GUIDANCE PRETTY MUCH
GOES INTO THE TANK. THE GFS SPINS UP THE LOW JUST EAST OF FL AND HAS
IT MAKE AN IMMEDIATE LEFT TURN NWD UP THROUGH THE CAROLINAS. THE ECM
HAS A PRETTY BIZARRE SOLUTION THAT GOES COMPLETELY AT ODDS WITH ITS
PREV RUNS...CUTTING OFF THE H50 MUCH FARTHER WEST AND BUILDING A
DOWNSTREAM RIDGE OVER THE ERN CONUS IN A DEVELOPING OMEGA BLOCK.
THIS RESULTS IN A MUCH-DAMPENED SURFACE LOW/WAVE THAT SQUIRTS EWD
THROUGH THE FL STRAITS/CUBA AND SRN BAHAMA CHAIN. BY NEXT SAT...THE
GFS SHOWS FL UNDER A STOUT NW FL OF COOLER AND MUCH DRIER AIR WHILE
THE ECM HAS EQUALLY STRONG FLOW...ONLY IT`S ONSHORE WITH SHOWERY
WEATHER ACROSS ECFL.
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
I see that the Euro dropped the SE low.


For now ECMWF is taking a break. We'll see what happens on the 12Z run.
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398. VR46L
But what is pretty much certain its Going to be wet over the next few days,east of and including much of Texas and most of the Caribbean


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397. VR46L
Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
I see that the Euro dropped the SE low.


Yep It Has ... but the GFS 06z has not....


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I see that the Euro dropped the SE low.
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Amazing...

9/11 Plane Part Found Between NYC Buildings
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394. VR46L
CMISS

SAL Image

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393. VR46L
Substantial moisture in North Africa .. Will it inhibit SAL ?

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Good morning to all,evening Aussie.

Good weather with only some showers will prevail this weekend. But things turn more moist as May arrives and the wet season normally begins.


AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
505 AM AST SAT APR 27 2013

.SYNOPSIS...WEAKENING UPPER TROUGH EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES WILL
CONTINUE TO FILL AND PULL AWAY FROM THE REGION LEAVING A HIGH ZONAL
FLOW ACROSS THE REGION AT LEAST THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. LOW LEVEL
INVERTED TROUGH ACROSS THE REGION WILL ALSO WEAKEN TODAY IN RESPONSE
TO HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE BUILDING ACROSS THE WEST AND SOUTHWEST ATLANTIC.
THIS WILL CONTINUE TO INDUCE A LIGHT TO MODERATE NORTHEAST WIND FLOW
WHICH WILL BECOME MORE EASTERLY BY SUNDAY AN INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK...AS
HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE BUILDS NORTH OF THE AREA.

&&

.DISCUSSION...MOSTLY FAIR WEATHER SKIES AND SUNNY SKIES ON TAB FOR
TODAY AND THROUGH MOST OF THE WEEKEND AS UPPER LEVEL CONVERGENCE AND
SUBSIDENCE ALOFT WILL LIMIT/SUPPRESS MOST OF THE DAYTIME CONVECTION.
THIS OVERALL WEATHER SCENARIO IS TO CONTINUE INTO NEXT WEEK WITH
BRIEF PERIODS OF EARLY MORNING PASSING SHOWERS FOLLOWED BY SCATTERED
TO ISOLATED AFTERNOON CONVECTION EXPECTED TO OCCUR MAINLY OVER THE
INTERIOR AND WEST SECTIONS OF PUERTO RICO. LOCAL AND DIURNAL EFFECTS
WILL BE SUFFICIENT TO AID IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOME SHOWERS WITH
SLIGHT CHANCE OF AN ISOLATED AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS IN THE WEST.
RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE MINIMAL IN MOST AREAS EXCEPT FOR THE WEST
INTERIOR OF PUERTO RICO WHERE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE
PERIODS OF MODERATE TO LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS FOR A SHORT DURATION.
BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK AND INTO THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND ...ALL
MODELS CONTINUE TO SUGGEST A MUCH WETTER MOISTURE PATTERN WITH LAYERED
PWAT VALUES INCREASING UP TO 2.00 INCHES OR MORE AS WE TRANSITION
INTO THE MONTH OF MAY...WHEN CONDITIONS NORMALLY START TO BECOME
HOT AND HUMID WITH BETTER CHANCE FOR PERIODS OF MORE TYPICAL SUMMER
TYPE CONVECTION EACH AFTERNOON.

&&

.AVIATION...MOSTLY VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS THE LOCAL FLYING
AREA FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. HOWEVER...BRIEF PERIODS OF MVFR
CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS TIST AND TJSJ UNTIL AT LEAST 17/16Z
AND ACROSS TJPS BETWEEN 27/18Z-22Z DUE TO SHRA/TSRA DEVELOPMENT.
SURFACE WINDS WILL BE FROM THE NORTHEAST AT LESS THAN 10 KT...
INCREASING TO 10-15KT AFTER 27/12Z.

&&

.MARINE...NE SWELL ACTION HAS NOW ARRIVED AT THE OUTER BUOYS NORTH
OF THE AREA WITH THE NORTHEAST BUOY 40144 ALREADY REGISTERING SEAS
OF 9 FEET AT 16 TO 17 SECS...WHILE 41043 SHOWED INCREASING SEAS
OF 7 AROUND 11 SECS. THE SAN JUAN BUOY SHOWED STEADILY INCREASING
SEAS NOW AROUND 5 FEET AT 10 SECS. EXPECT THE SWELL ACTION TO SPREAD
ACROSS THE ATLANTIC AND LOCAL PASSAGES AND PEAK ON SUNDAY.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
SJU 83 74 85 75 / 30 20 30 20
STT 84 75 85 76 / 30 10 30 20
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391. whitewabit (Mod)
Quoting VR46L:




Good Morning Folks!!

Aussie



Was wondering that myself ..
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390. VR46L
Quoting AussieStorm:
What do the numbers mean on the pink TVS??





Good Morning Folks!!

Aussie

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Did someone say HAIL!!!!

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Quoting HadesGodWyvern:
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Brisbane
Tropical Cyclone Outlook
2:30 PM EST April 27 2013
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At 10:00 EST, a tropical low was situated approximately 700 km east southeast of Port Moresby and 1,100 km northeast of Cairns and moving slowly in a general southwards direction.

The tropical low is expected to remain slow moving over the weekend before developing a west southwest track towards the far northeast Queensland coast on Monday, while intensifying.

Tropical Cyclone Formation Potential
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Sunday: Moderate
Monday: High
Tuesday: High


No model consensus. Not even a significant low,,, just a broad low.

Link
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Quoting ProgressivePulse:
What the Hail is going on in OK.

ohHailno
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What the Hail is going on in OK.
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Quoting CaicosRetiredSailor:


Tri-State Weather
Oklahoma
Photo via Jamie Simpson



nothing to see here move along it was only fireworks


perfectly abnormal normal weather

lol
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382. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Brisbane
Tropical Cyclone Outlook
2:30 PM EST April 27 2013
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At 10:00 EST, a tropical low was situated approximately 700 km east southeast of Port Moresby and 1,100 km northeast of Cairns and moving slowly in a general southwards direction.

The tropical low is expected to remain slow moving over the weekend before developing a west southwest track towards the far northeast Queensland coast on Monday, while intensifying.

Tropical Cyclone Formation Potential
======================================
Sunday: Moderate
Monday: High
Tuesday: High
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