Dangerous Typhoon Wipha Drenching Japan

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:45 PM GMT on October 15, 2013

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Large and powerful Category 1 Typhoon Wipha is bearing down on Japan as the storm races northeast at 28 mph. Wipha is likely to be the strongest typhoon to hit Japan since Typhoon Tokage of October 2004, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. Wipha is merging with a cold front and undergoing the transition to an extratropical storm--the same process Hurricane Sandy underwent as it approached landfall in October 2012. While Typhoon Wipha is not as powerful as Sandy, it does have a huge area of winds in excess of 50 knots (57.5 mph), which extend out 130 miles to the left of the center. Since the center of Wipha is expected to graze the southern coast of Japan today, and the storm will only weaken slightly, a 100-mile-wide swath of Japan will see damaging winds of 50 knots, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. About a 30 mile-wide swath of Japan will experience winds of 75 mph (hurricane force.) Tokyo will be right at the edge of the hurricane-force wind swath. With many trees still in leaf, these winds will cause widespread tree damage and downed power lines. The counter-clockwise flow of moist, tropical air around the center of Wipha is meeting up with the cold front currently over Japan. This is generating torrential rains over large portions of the country, as the moist air is forced upwards over the cold front, making the air expand and cool, condensing its copious moisture. Radar precipitation estimates show that rainfall rates of 1 - 2" per hour were occurring near Tokyo today. Heavy rains of 4 - 8" capable of causing damaging flooding will be widespread over Japan, including over the Fukushima nuclear site, where rainfall from Typhoon Man-Yi on September 16 complicated clean-up efforts of the reactors damaged by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Japan may not be all done with typhoons this month, as both the GFS and European models are predicting that an area of disturbed weather (Invest 93W) east of the Philippines will develop into a tropical storm late this week, which will then head northwest and threaten Japan by next Wednesday, October 23.


Figure 1. MODIS satellite image of Typhoon Wipha approaching Japan, taken at approximately 04:25 UTC on October 15, 2013. At the time, Wipha was a Category 1 storm with winds of 90 mph. Image credit: NASA.

Typhoon Nari hits Vietnam
Torrential rains are falling in Southeast Asia due to Typhoon Nari, which made landfall near Da Nang around 03 UTC on Wednesday as a Category 1 typhoon with 80 mph winds. The eye passed 10 miles south of Da Nang, putting the city in the stronger northern semicircle of the storm. Da Nang recorded top sustained winds of 55 mph, gusting to 81 mph, and picked up 4.06" of rain. Damage is heavy in Da Nang, and at least five deaths are being blamed on the storm. Nari battered the Philippines on Friday, killing thirteen people and leaving 2.1 million people without power on the main Philippine island of Luzon.

The Atlantic is quiet
The tropical wave (Invest 98L) a few hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles Islands that we've been tracking this week has been torn apart by high winds, and is no longer a threat to develop. There are no threat areas in the Atlantic to discuss today, and none of the reliable computer models for forecasting tropical cyclone genesis is predicting development over the next five days.


Figure 2. MODIS satellite image of Tropical Storm Octave (top) and Tropical Storm Priscilla (bottom) taken at approximately 18:30 UTC (2:30 pm EDT) on October 14, 2013. At the time, Octave had top winds of 50 mph, and Priscilla had top winds of 45 mph. Image credit: NASA.

Tropical Depression Octave in the Eastern Pacific bringing needed rain to Texas
In the Eastern Pacific, we have two tropical cyclones: Tropical Storm Priscilla, a minimal-strength tropical storm that is weakening and heading northwest out to sea, and Tropical Depression Octave, which hit Mexico's Baja Peninsula early Wednesday morning. Octave and Priscilla are embedded in a large plume of tropical moisture that is riding up to the northeast over Mexico and Texas. Flood watches and warnings are posted over much of the southern half of Texas, where widespread rains of 2 - 6" have fallen over the past two days. While the heavy rains have caused some minor to moderate flooding, the precipitation is mostly welcome, as it will make a substantial dent in the multi-year drought that has gripped much of Texas.


Video 1. Waterspout observed offshore of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on October 14, 2013, as rains bands from Tropical Storm Octave moved over the Baja Peninsula.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting 438. washingtonian115:


I think not..
Jan or Feb? Well heck i dont know but i have a gut feeling of a blockbuster storm for some reason..
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439. beell
Quoting 436. 1900hurricane:
The only convective storms left at the moment are located right along the front near the Rio Grande.



With a small tounge of CAPE extending northeast just ahead of the front (including pretty much right over my head), there is still a small chance I could get a thunderstorm just prior to/during the frontal passage before the dynamically driven stratiform rain takes over.



Just don't call it over-running. Grenci will be all over you like white on rice.
(not meant to be insulting, btw)
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Quoting 425. Climate175:
Northeast will get some snow before Thanksgiving Day I think, Mid-Atlantic will likely before Christmas.


I think not..
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Its almost November and my trees are still green , dang the trees are late or im dumb. They say the peak is around Halloween but still... One last complaint the frost is not even here yet..
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The only convective storms left at the moment are located right along the front near the Rio Grande.



With a small tounge of CAPE extending northeast just ahead of the front (including pretty much right over my head), there is still a small chance I could get a thunderstorm just prior to/during the frontal passage before the dynamically driven stratiform rain takes over.



*EDIT to fix graphics.
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435. beell
Quoting 423. hydrus:
Good post. I always wondered what kind of person would tell the good DR. what is actually relevant to his blog or what isnt, or what they feel is pertinent, or not pertinent. the first words that come to my mind are presumptuous, pompous, conceded, arrogant, and rude.


You forgot to add "mod" (of the small "m" variety).
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Priscilla

Edit: Does anyone see those waves emanating from the cyclone?

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433. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #61A
Typhoon Warning
TYPHOON WIPHA (T1326)
10:00 AM JST October 16 2013
======================================

East Of Fukushima Prefecture

At 1:00 AM UTC, Typhoon Wipha (960 hPa) located at 37.1N 142.2E has 10 minute sustained winds of 65 knots with gusts of 95 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving north northeast at 39 knots.

Storm Force Winds
=================
240 NM from the center in east quadrant
150 NM from the center in west quadrant

Gale Force Winds
================
500 NM from the center in east quadrant
325 NM from the center in west quadrant

Dvorak intensity: T4.0

Forecast and Intensity
=======================
NEXT HOUR: 37.6N 142.7E - 65 knots (CAT 3/Strong Typhoon) Miyagi Prefecture
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Quoting 429. Patrap:
O Lordy,..


its just a jump to the left
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Quoting 427. hydrus:
They do get hit by many storms. I have been up that way many times going to the Great Lakes.


newfoundland winters
it only snow twice this week
once for three days
once for four
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Quoting 387. Thrawst:
Hello everyone.


Hello good sir.

Quoting 389. KoritheMan:

whats up dude


Chillin. October break starts tomorrow afternoon. So looking forward to that. Also ready to see mother nature put on another show in Invest 93W.

Quoting 417. hydrus:
greetings.


How goes it?
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O Lordy,..
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Does anybody know what the temp trends will be in Early November? We should be getting less sunlight especially after Daylight Saving Time on Nov 3.
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Quoting 415. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
I grew up in newfoundland I've seen my share of natures wild side
They do get hit by many storms. I have been up that way many times going to the Great Lakes.
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First JTWC warning on TD 26W.

WTPN33 PGTW 160300
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 26W (TWENTYSIX) WARNING NR 001
03 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES IN NORTHWESTPAC
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
---
WARNING POSITION:
160000Z --- NEAR 12.7N 145.2E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS - 255 DEGREES AT 13 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 060 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 025 KT, GUSTS 035 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
REPEAT POSIT: 12.7N 145.2E
---
FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
161200Z --- 11.8N 144.1E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 275 DEG/ 04 KTS
---
24 HRS, VALID AT:
170000Z --- 11.9N 143.2E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 040 KT, GUSTS 050 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 035 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
035 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 335 DEG/ 06 KTS
---
36 HRS, VALID AT:
171200Z --- 12.9N 142.7E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 050 KT, GUSTS 065 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 070 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
065 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
060 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
065 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 48 HR POSIT: 345 DEG/ 07 KTS
---
EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
48 HRS, VALID AT:
180000Z --- 14.2N 142.4E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 060 KT, GUSTS 075 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 035 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 095 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
090 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
085 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
090 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 72 HR POSIT: 330 DEG/ 07 KTS
---
72 HRS, VALID AT:
190000Z --- 16.8N 140.9E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 080 KT, GUSTS 100 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS - 030 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS - 055 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
050 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
050 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
055 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS - 125 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
115 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
115 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
120 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 96 HR POSIT: 315 DEG/ 10 KTS
---
LONG RANGE OUTLOOK:
---
96 HRS, VALID AT:
200000Z --- 19.4N 137.9E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 100 KT, GUSTS 125 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
VECTOR TO 120 HR POSIT: 325 DEG/ 08 KTS
---
120 HRS, VALID AT:
210000Z --- 22.0N 135.8E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS - 105 KT, GUSTS 130 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
---
REMARKS:
160300Z POSITION NEAR 12.5N 144.9E.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 26W (TWENTYSIX), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 55 NM
SOUTHEAST OF NAVSTA GUAM, HAS TRACKED WEST-SOUTHWESTWARD AT 13 KNOTS
OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 160000Z
IS 8 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 160900Z, 161500Z, 162100Z AND 170300Z.
THIS WARNING SUPERSEDES AND CANCELS REF A, JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN
PEARL HARBOR HI 152051Z OCT 13 TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT
(WTPN23 PGTW 152100).//
NNNN

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Northeast will get some snow before Thanksgiving Day I think, Mid-Atlantic will likely before Christmas.
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180 hrs out
surface global temps
oct 23 wed


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Quoting 393. congaline:
I can't believe a weather blog is being silenced on GW. It is a very pertinent issue to weather events and if bloggers can't discuss it, then that is just really really weird. Maybe it caused contention, but people on here disagree about everything. To be censored about even discussing such an important weather issue as GW and its effects, which may be (and may become even more) relevant everyday to weather events, is simply political and wrong. To be told not to engage in personal attacks is a matter of civility, but to tell us what weather issues we can discuss is insulting. We are not children. I want to know what Dr. Masters has to say about this issue.
Good post. I always wondered what kind of person would tell the good DR. what is actually relevant to his blog or what isnt, or what they feel is pertinent, or not pertinent. the first words that come to my mind are presumptuous, pompous, conceded, arrogant, and rude.
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Even though the front is out ahead of most of the precipitation in Texas right now, a very moist atmosphere lying in the right entrance region of a jet streak should still generate enough lift to wring out a pretty good amount of rainfall.



Texas area surface observations, 0133Z.



Texas area precipitable water, 0100Z RAP analysis.



300 mb winds and streamlines, 0000Z sounding observations and analysis.



Texas area radar reflectivity.
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Ghost of Karen Limping along.



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420. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #3
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 31
9:00 AM JST October 16 2013
=====================================

Near Marianas Island

At 0:00 AM UTC, Tropical Depression (1004 hPa) located at 13.1N 145.4E has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 knots. The depression is reported as moving west at 14 knots.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.0

Forecast and Intensity
========================
24 HRS: 12.7N 143.8E - 35 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm) Marianas Island
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Quoting 409. sar2401:

It's an electronic artifact called clutter. There is always some interference with radio signals. On an actual radio, like an AM band radio, you hear lots of buzzes and static from atmospheric events. At microwave frequencies that are displayed rather than converted to aural signals, you see all that green stuff when there's no actual storm activity. On the WU radar, at least for single site radar, not regional, you have the option to turn off clutter. The NWS radar doesn't give you that option, and small storms can actually be obscured by all the clutter. Everything from DC to daylight is a radio signal, and all are subject to interference or clutter, some frequencies just more so than others.


I'm not so sure everything I'm seeing is clutter. Here it is again with clutter removed. The obvious, sharp-edged artifact is gone, but soft-edged linear features remain. We've been getting light snow all day just north of that line, so I wouldn't be surprised if it is a band of showers. Of course, if so, it's suspiciously linear.



NOTE - the small glob of 28 activity in the center is due to windmills at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
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Quoting 414. hydrus:
I like the cold better too....But then again I was surveying in the Everglades during the summer...Which is beyond definition on the hottest days.
get those deep cold winter nights no wind clear sky the best sky is in the cold ya see the lights
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Quoting 387. Thrawst:
Hello everyone.
greetings.
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Quoting 413. ITCZmike:

You realize Dude you been warned like several times. You are really skating on thin ice. Just sayin'

Keep it weather related. Start here...

Link


Sorry, I've posted on the moderation forum to no answer. Ironically, telling me I'm off topic is...well...off topic.
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Quoting 411. Jedkins01:


I guess it all depends on what you grow up with, anything below 0F for me is too much, heck below 20F is beyond what I like, but then again, I grew up in Florida, and you southeast Canada, big difference, lol.

I do like the change in seasons don't get me wrong, I like cooler weather, I'm sick of 80's by this point. I like some 30'a in the winter and even freezing at night is a nice change but too many cloudy, cold days or days with highs near or below freezing gets depressing I think. Maybe I would adjust with time, but as of now I'll live down south.
I grew up in newfoundland I've seen my share of natures wild side
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Quoting 402. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:



its not bad really actually I fine it quite recharging coldest I've seen -37c its not the cold that will get yeah but the wind chill that does ya in




I work better in the cold

the heat takes me out makes me ill and at times almost kills me
I like the cold better too....But then again I was surveying in the Everglades during the summer...Which is beyond definition on the hottest days.
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exit stage right

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Quoting 402. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:



its not bad really actually I fine it quite recharging coldest I've seen -37c its not the cold that will get yeah but the wind chill that does ya in




I work better in the cold

the heat takes me out makes me ill and at times almost kills me


I guess it all depends on what you grow up with, anything below 0F for me is too much, heck below 20F is beyond what I like, but then again, I grew up in Florida, and you southeast Canada, big difference, lol.

I do like the change in seasons don't get me wrong, I like cooler weather, I'm sick of 80's by this point. I like some 30'a in the winter and even freezing at night is a nice change but too many cloudy, cold days or days with highs near or below freezing gets depressing I think. Maybe I would adjust with time, but as of now I'll live down south.
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Quoting 401. TropicalAnalystwx13:

I'm just a bit confused on why one moderator is saying take it to another blog while a second moderator is telling us not to worry about it. Why the disconnect?

If global warming discussion is no longer allowed on this blog, I'd like to see a rule added here first.
Quoting 405. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
the blog entry and title itself refers to tropical weather so as per the blog title its the topic as per rules of the road




(Serious Question) Rule 2 and 11 are contradictory. If I make a political comment about AGW, then it should be allowed, correct?

2. "Stay on topic."
11."Political comments are allowed, as long as they're in reference to science, science policy, or the blog topic"


Looking for real clarification here.
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Quoting MrMixon:
Is it hot in here or is it just me?

-----------------------------------

Check out the Denver radar... I guess the radar anomaly is related to the linear band of showers moving right towards it. Or are the showers artifacts related to the radar anomaly? Or is it all HAARP?


It's an electronic artifact called clutter. There is always some interference with radio signals. On an actual radio, like an AM band radio, you hear lots of buzzes and static from atmospheric events. At microwave frequencies that are displayed rather than converted to aural signals, you see all that green stuff when there's no actual storm activity. On the WU radar, at least for single site radar, not regional, you have the option to turn off clutter. The NWS radar doesn't give you that option, and small storms can actually be obscured by all the clutter. Everything from DC to daylight is a radio signal, and all are subject to interference or clutter, some frequencies just more so than others.
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Quoting 405. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
the blog entry and title itself refers to tropical weather so as per the blog title its the topic as per rules of the road



People have discussed global warming on tropical cyclone blogs for years now without any mention from any moderator, admin, or the owner. Why the sudden change then?

On second thought, don't answer this. I'll just hush and let y'all moderate.
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Quoting 402. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:



its not bad really actually I fine it quite recharging coldest I've seen -37c its not the cold that will get yeah but the wind chill that does ya in




I work better in the cold

the heat takes me out makes me ill and at times almost kills me
Yeah but you live in Canada. You aren't quite used to dealing with heat waves. :)
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Quoting 288. Pallis:
Dumbest quote of the night. You must be bad at science. Cold is transferred.Heat Transfer
www.g9toengineering.com/resources/heattransfer.ht m


Common man, that's just basic science, Scott is right of course, heck it only takes a quick google search to answer that.

Its ok to be wrong, that's how one learns, but don't be wrong and then go and boastfully scold who is right about the same topic.
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Quoting 401. TropicalAnalystwx13:

I'm just a bit confused on why one moderator is saying take it to another blog while a second moderator is telling us not to worry about it. Why the disconnect?

If global warming discussion is no longer allowed on this blog, I'd like to see a rule added here first.
the blog entry and title itself refers to tropical weather so as per the blog title its the topic as per rules of the road


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Whoa, whoa, people, calm down.

First of all, the mods aren't trying to censor people. Why would they? A few of you seem to have constructed this fantasy that the mods have an agenda to go out of their way to ban people for no reason other than politics, and beliefs. But that's just total nonsense. If the mods are banning you, that's your fault. I've watched them give several warnings to people to knock it off, and some of you guys still continue to prance around the subject and wonder why you get banned. All they're simply trying to do is keep the utter chaos that seems to engulf the blog in check.

Second of all, what the mods are trying to say is that the subject of global warming is off-topic and should be moved because the subject-of-the-day is tropical cyclones. Not only that, but lengthy discussions are already taking place on the subject in other blogs. I get we've had an incredibly dull hurricane season, one of the dullest in the satellite era, but we still should adhere to the blog subject and discussion*.

*Exceptions to this include, obviously, breaking news and live stories that we generally find interesting and uncontroversial, ie significant rocket launches, scientific breakthroughs, etc.
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Quoting 399. wxchaser97:

True... Guess I can't bother you about you not getting x weather phenomenon tonight, sigh.
Your next best chance is during severe weather season, which for us tends to begin during warm, humid nights during the winter.
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Quoting 388. Jedkins01:


Yikes, sounds like a nightmare, severe cold scares me more than anything, I've never been through severe cold.



its not bad really actually I fine it quite recharging coldest I've seen -37c its not the cold that will get yeah but the wind chill that does ya in




I work better in the cold

the heat takes me out makes me ill and at times almost kills me
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Quoting 393. congaline:
I can't believe a weather blog is being silenced on GW. It is a very pertinent issue to weather events and if bloggers can't discuss it, then that is just really really weird. Maybe it caused contention, but people on here disagree about everything. To be censored about even discussing such an important weather issue as GW and its effects, which may be (and may become even more) relevant everyday to weather events, is simply political and wrong. To be told not to engage in personal attacks is a matter of civility, but to tell us what weather issues we can discuss is insulting. We are not children. I want to know what Dr. Masters has to say about this issue.

I'm just a bit confused on why one moderator is saying take it to another blog while a second moderator is telling us not to worry about it. Why the disconnect?

If global warming discussion is no longer allowed on this blog, I'd like to see a rule added here first.
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Quoting 394. KoritheMan:

Everybody always does.

Well, except Florida.
Well here in Florida we do get the most snowbirds
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Quoting 394. KoritheMan:

Everybody always does.

Well, except Florida.

True... Guess I can't bother you about you not getting x weather phenomenon tonight, sigh.
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Quoting 298. Pallis:
Yeah , I remember Jim Cantore. He always got me all worked about the season. Professional.


Jim Cantore is who Joe Bastardi WISHES to be, but just can't ;)
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Quoting 391. wxchaser97:

I'll get more snow than you though! :)
Everybody always does.

Well, except Florida.
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I can't believe a weather blog is being silenced on GW. It is a very pertinent issue to weather events and if bloggers can't discuss it, then that is just really really weird. Maybe it caused contention, but people on here disagree about everything. To be censored about even discussing such an important weather issue as GW and its effects, which may be (and may become even more) relevant everyday to weather events, is simply political and wrong. To be told not to engage in personal attacks is a matter of civility, but to tell us what weather issues we can discuss is insulting. We are not children. I want to know what Dr. Masters has to say about this issue.
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Quoting 388. Jedkins01:


Yikes, sounds like a nightmare, severe cold scares me more than anything, I've never been through severe cold.


I can tell you it isn't as bad as a heat wave. Just stay inside and off the road.
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Quoting 386. KoritheMan:

Nobody gets anything this year. So... I don't feel so bad anymore. :)

I'll get more snow than you though! :)
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Quoting 385. KoritheMan:

I unno. Cirrus clouds seem sexy to me.


I heard a cirrus cloud was arrested today because the cops found him high
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