Intriguing Tipping Points TV Series Begins Airing Saturday at 9pm EDT

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 12:09 PM GMT on October 18, 2013

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How does one tell the most important story of our time--the emergence of our great Climate Disruption--without boring one's audience to tears, but at the same time, not resorting to over-hyped spinning of the science? “Tipping Points”, a landmark 6-part TV series that begins airing at 9 pm EDT Saturday, October 19 on The Weather Channel, aims to do just that. "Tipping Points" follows a group of preeminent scientists as they venture off the grid to explore the perilous tipping points making our weather systems more extreme and unpredictable.

The phenomena of “tipping points” follows the concept that, at a particular moment in time, a small change can have a large, long-term consequence on a fragile climate system already in a state of flux. Localized ecological systems are known to shift abruptly and irreversibly from one state to another when they are forced across critical thresholds. Further, when the situation is pushed past the “tipping point,” it will potentially lead to a chain reaction, putting other ecosystems around the globe in peril. “Tipping Points” will feature several of the most critical examples, including the collapse of the Greenland ice sheet, total melting of the Himalayan icecap glaciers, die-back of the Amazon rainforest, shutdown of the Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation, and the rapid melt of the permafrost in Siberia. "Tipping Points" will not only show how climate changes affect local communities in exotic and distant locales like the Amazon or Siberia, but how it impacts and is relevant to people from Australia and Asia to Europe, South America to Canada and every community in between. The series explores what is happening at the most dramatic tipping points and looks to find answers to understand what can be done to stem the tide of change before we do irreparable damage, and ultimately put our own lives at risk.



The series is hosted by polar explorer and climate journalist Bernice Notenboom, the first woman to climb Mt. Everest and walk to the North and South Poles. She is joined by a number of leading international environmental scientists in each episode, such as Dr. Jason Box, Dr. Matthew England, Professor Peter Cox, and more. In each episode, Notenboom heads off to a far corner of the world to find scientists in the field undertaking vital climate research to try to understand how the climate system is changing and how long we have to make significant changes before we reach a tipping point--a point of no return when our climate system will be changed irreversibly.



The first episode at 9 pm EDT/8 pm CDT this Saturday will be "Amazon Rainforest Risks". "Tipping Points" host Bernice Notenboom will join Peter Cox, Professor of Climate System Dynamics at the University of Exeter, on an expedition across the vast Amazon Rainforest to explore the mega droughts and tree deaths occurring that threaten the forest's survival this century. The Amazon stores CO2 in its soils and biomass equivalent to about fifteen years of human-caused emissions, so a massive die-back of the forest could greatly accelerate global warming. Photosynthesis in the world's largest rainforest keeps the Earth cooler by taking about 2 billion tons of carbon dioxide out of the air each year. However, exceptional droughts in both 2005 and 2010 reversed this process. The Amazon emitted 3 billion tons of CO2 to the atmosphere in 2005, causing a net 5 billion ton increase in CO2 to the atmosphere--roughly equivalent to 19% of the total CO2 emissions to the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels that year. A 2013 NASA-led study found that an area of the Amazon rainforest twice the size of California continues to suffer from the effects of the 2005 mega drought. A 2008 paper by Professor Cox warned that their climate model predicted a rapidly increasing risk of 2005-like droughts from 1-in-20 years in the present climate to 1-in-2 years by 2025, if we continue emitting CO2 at our current "business-as-usual" pace. A 2013 study by Fu et al. found that the dry season length has grown by about seven days per decade in the southern part of the rainforest. If this trend continues in coming decades at half of that rate, the fire season that contributed to the 2005 drought would become the new norm by the late 21st century. The leader of the study, Rong Fu, explained: "The dry season over the southern Amazon is already a marginal for maintaining rainforest. At some point, if it becomes too long, the rainforest will reach a tipping point."



Typhoon Francisco headed towards Japan
Category 4 Typhoon Francisco continues to intensify over the warm waters of the Western Pacific about 200 miles west of Guam. Even though the eye of Francisco passed more than 150 miles west of Guam Friday morning, the huge storm brought sustained winds of 37 mph, gusting to 46 mph, to the island, along with 6.75" of rain. Satellite loops show that Francisco is well-organized with an impressive area of heavy thunderstorms and a prominent eye. With warm waters that extend to great depth and low wind shear, continued strengthening is likely, and Francisco is forecast to become a super typhoon with 150 mph winds by Saturday as it heads northwest towards Japan. The European model now shows that Francisco will miss Japan, but the GFS model predicts that Francisco will hit Japan on Thursday next week. There is very high uncertainty in the storm's track that far into the future, since the timing of Francisco's turn the northeast is difficult to predict.

The Atlantic is quiet
None of the reliable computer models for forecasting tropical cyclone genesis is predicting development over the next five days.

Jeff Masters

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Good morning, afternoon and evening, everyone. A pleasant 59 degrees with a wind chill of 53 degrees. We had .33 of rain overnight. So nice to not be standing out in 100 degrees of heat in full sun watering the garden!

Japan surely hasn't had a good year. My thought and prayers to those affected.

Breakfast's on the sideboard: steak, eggs and hash browns, bacon and egg grilled cheese, Egg, Cheese and chorizo Quesadillas, Warm grapefruit and orange with toasted coconut, Baked eggs with tomato and feta, French Toast Roll-Ups, Canadian bacon , sausage links , cheese Danishes, yogurt, fresh fruit and orange, apple or pineapple juice. Enjoy!
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Quoting 843. hydrus:
I have posted this before, and do not like being redundant, but when a certain subject raises its ugly head, I cannot control myself. Anyone who believes that big oil is forced by necessity to make enormous profits to meet demand is not only sadly mistaken, but have obviously overlooked the profit margins over the past 40 years. It taxes satisfactory verbal description just how bad the greed and power play within the fossil fuel realm actually is. One only needs to do a minute amount of research into the financial aspects of oil to gain a solid perspective on the enormous amounts of money that is available to manipulate everything that could possibly cut into " their " wealth and power....
True that. (See: Koch Brothers. [Also here.])
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Quoting 840. sebastianflorida:
Yes, and the trolls and others that predicted a dud season are going to claim that they were right. They were right, but by chance as they were for the most trying to engage others in arguing. If you examine those people, I'm sure they have not presented facts to back up their predictions.


This year's season will surely be studied closely. Hopefully that will lead to improved forecasting in the future.

I don't remember a season where storms had such a hard time developing in the Atlantic Basin. It didn't matter whether they were in the Atlantic, Caribbean, or GOM, shear, dry air, or dust did them in.
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Quoting 842. Neapolitan:
True. And remember, that IPCC report was watered down, as they always are, by those wishing to maintain the fossil fuel-only paradigm for financial and/or ideological reasons. Imagine if the full scientific reality were allowed to be reported...
I have posted this before, and do not like being redundant, but when a certain subject raises its ugly head, I cannot control myself. Anyone who believes that big oil is forced by necessity to make enormous profits to meet demand is not only sadly mistaken, but have obviously overlooked the profit margins over the past 40 years. It taxes satisfactory verbal description just how bad the greed and power play within the fossil fuel realm actually is. One only needs to do a minute amount of research into the financial aspects of oil to gain a solid perspective on the enormous amounts of money that is available to manipulate everything that could possibly cut into " their " wealth and power....
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Quoting 837. cruzanrum:
I wonder if anyone who denies the real possibility of climate change chaos really ever read a summary of the latest IPCC report. I don't think it is possible to make the claims they do, if they actually read the report.
True. And remember, that IPCC report was watered down, as they always are, by those wishing to maintain the fossil fuel-only paradigm for financial and/or ideological reasons. Imagine if the full scientific reality were allowed to be reported...
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B-O-R-I-N-G
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Quoting 839. Sfloridacat5:
One things for sure, the experts have a lot to learn about predicting how active a hurricane season will be in advance.
Yes, and the trolls and others that predicted a dud season are going to claim that they were right. They were right, but by chance as they were for the most trying to engage others in arguing. If you examine those people, I'm sure they have not presented facts to back up their predictions.
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One things for sure, the experts have a lot to learn about predicting how active a hurricane season will be in advance.
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I wonder if anyone who denies the real possibility of climate change chaos really ever read a summary of the latest IPCC report. I don't think it is possible to make the claims they do, if they actually read the report.
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This kid is reviewing the 2013 hurricane season.
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835. NCstu
Quoting 806. Ameister12:
8 years ago today: Many people would wake up to find that Hurricane Wilma had become the most intense tropical cyclone ever in the Atlantic basin (882 mbar.)


wilma was beautiful. I'm glad she had the courtesy to stay away from heavily populated areas at that strength
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As the blog climate debate is continuing, I will chime in with this:

Link

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JUST TO SHOW THE FACTS!
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Please do not talk about each other.
Talk about the blog subject.
It makes it so much nicer that way.
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Brent McRoberts of Texas A&M University.
“Oklahoma City is almost in a class by itself when it comes to tornado activity,” he explains. “According to the local National Weather Service office, the capital of Oklahoma has been hit more than 140 times since records began in the early 1890s. OKC added to that total this month when at least five other tornadoes hit just recently, and the deadly Moore storm on May 20 struck just south of Oklahoma City. There seems to be no explanation other than Oklahoma City is smack in the middle of Tornado Alley, and conditions in and around the town are perfect for tornado formation during the spring months.”

Article written by Jim Shay.
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Quoting 800. CybrTeddy:


I doubt the people in Oklahoma City would quite agree.


I graduated from Moore High School. I lived just S.W. of OKC for many years.

Living in central Oklahoma, you're at a high risk of tornadoes. I believe OKC has been hit by more tornadoes than any other city.
Every home in OKC/Moore area should have a tornado shelter. I wouldn't feel safe without one.


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Quoting 827. CybrTeddy:









As long as I get to be Moe, we're good.
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Quoting 819. PensacolaDoug:
Re: 802


Typical LT post.

Quoting 825. Naga5000:



I'm sure LT stands for that greatly offensive term you like to throw at people on the left. Am I getting warmer?

Quoting 820. Xyrus2000:


You're linking to an opinion piece supported by known deniers and at least one discredited scientist on a site full of crackpot pseudo science that is somehow claiming that a year where a limited and select number of weather events in the US can somehow be extrapolated to the rest of the planet, and that these limited statistics somehow prove that there is no decades long trends and, by corollary, there is no climate change?

If they handed out medals for mental gymnastics, these guys would be winning gold.



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Quoting 801. MarkMatis:

Can't let the facts get in the way of the story. Surely you realize that from all those TV programs by now? Why would you think Global Warming/Climate Change would be any different, since it is sold by the same folks?



393 ppm
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Quoting 823. PensacolaDoug:





Guess again...


I'm sure LT stands for that greatly offensive term you like to throw at people on the left. Am I getting warmer?
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Quoting 822. Pallis:
If the Pacific takes up a third of the Earth, I would expect it to create more storms than the Atlantic on a general basis, but this is weather we are talking about.


Why would you expect that? Rarely, if ever, are seasons in the Atlantic active when seasons in the Pacific are active. However, I have no doubt though the season in the Atlantic would have been active if it wasn't for the lack of vertical instability in the MDR.
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Quoting 821. CybrTeddy:


Not sure what Lactate thresholds have to do with this, I guess though my 5k run could be affected by it though. :P





Guess again...
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Quoting 808. CybrTeddy:
It does aggravate me that people use weather seen just in the United States to justify a position on their "worldview." (I find interesting though that my worldview is put into question based off events in the United States alone, I could have sworn that there are other countries out there) Both sides of the argument do this rather annoyingly. I've seen one component actually argue three years ago that because the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season was a hyperactive season then tropical cyclones must be increasing, when the EPAC and WPAC seasons both saw the most inactive on record.

But as we've just seen though, the other side is pretty darn good at omitting facts into their argument too, and they're even better with arguing that "well if [X] is happening in the United States, then clearly this is a world trend!" The 2013 Tornado season fairly inactive as to be expected with the setup seen, but it still was incredibly destructive. 2013 alone saw the Moore, EF5 tornado, the largest tornado ever recorded with the El Reno EF3*, and several other beasts.

The point is don't let your political leanings get in the way of logic and facts. And don't use numbers and statistics in terms of quantity to justify quality, the 2013 tornado season will be memorable just in the same way the 1992 Atlantic hurricane season has been.

*debatable, was an EF5 for a period of time.
If the Pacific takes up a third of the Earth, I would expect it to create more storms than the Atlantic on a general basis, but this is weather we are talking about.
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Quoting 819. PensacolaDoug:
Re: 802


Typical LT post.


Not sure what Lactate thresholds have to do with this, I guess though my 5k run could be affected by it though. :P
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Quoting 801. MarkMatis:

Can't let the facts get in the way of the story. Surely you realize that from all those TV programs by now? Why would you think Global Warming/Climate Change would be any different, since it is sold by the same folks?


You're linking to an opinion piece supported by known deniers and at least one discredited scientist on a site full of crackpot pseudo science that is somehow claiming that a year where a limited and select number of weather events in the US can somehow be extrapolated to the rest of the planet, and that these limited statistics somehow prove that there is no decades long trends and, by corollary, there is no climate change?

If they handed out medals for mental gymnastics, these guys would be winning gold.

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Re: 802


Typical LT post.
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Could easily peak at 150kts. Doesn't get much better than this.

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Quoting 810. CybrTeddy:
Drats, only 8:49am ET and I've already gone off on a tirade. Here's Super Typhoon Francisco, which looks to be once again becoming better organized as a the "doughnut" look has resumed.

Why it's always at night.
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Excerpt from the Miami NWS Disco...

MODELS SEEM TO BE IN FAIR AGREEMENT BRINGING A COLD FRONT INTO THE
SOUTH FLORIDA AREA BY WEDNESDAY OF NEXT WEEK. THE ECMWF SEEMS TO
BE A BIT FASTER WITH THE FRONTAL PROGRESSION THAN THE GFS. EITHER
WAY...THE FRONT SHOULD CLEAR THE AREA BY THURSDAY. HOWEVER MODELS
CURRENTLY KEEP THE BULK OF THE POST FRONTAL DRY AIR WELL NORTH OF
THE AREA KEEPING THE SOUTH FLORIDA AREA RATHER MOIST THROUGH THE
END OF THE WEEK.
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Quoting 808. CybrTeddy:
It does aggravate me that people use weather seen just in the United States to justify a position on their "worldview." (I find interesting though that my worldview is put into question based off events in the United States alone, I could have sworn that there are other countries out there) Both sides of the argument do this rather annoyingly. I've seen one component actually argue three years ago that because the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season was a hyperactive season then tropical cyclones must be increasing, when the EPAC and WPAC seasons both saw the most inactive on record.

But as we've just seen though, the other side is pretty darn good at omitting facts into their argument too, and they're even better with arguing that "well if [X] is happening in the United States, then clearly this is a world trend!" The 2013 Tornado season fairly inactive as to be expected with the setup seen, but it still was incredibly destructive. 2013 alone saw the Moore, EF5 tornado, the largest tornado ever recorded with the El Reno EF3*, and several other beasts.

The point is don't let your political leanings get in the way of logic and facts. And don't use numbers and statistics in terms of quantity to justify quality, the 2013 tornado season will be memorable just in the same way the 1992 Atlantic hurricane season has been.

*debatable, was an EF5 for a period of time.


Thanks for this and well said. We all have biases that influence our opinions, the hard part about science is putting them aside to objectively look at the problem.
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Quoting 800. CybrTeddy:


I doubt the people in Oklahoma City would quite agree.
Tornadoes have caused tremendous death and destruction the past few years. I hope I never go through one.. had a couple very close calls tho.
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Quoting 806. Ameister12:
8 years ago today: Many people would wake up to find that Hurricane Wilma had become the most intense tropical cyclone ever in the Atlantic basin (882 mbar.)


WILMA was just under 200 miles from us when it did that wobble turn visible in the Satellite loop. Some huge seas on our south coast. Inundated some areas. Quite scary, considering we had been through Ivan just 13 months before. I was pretty shocked to see it went to Cat 5 overnight
SP
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Drats, only 8:49am ET and I've already gone off on a tirade. Here's Super Typhoon Francisco, which looks to be once again becoming better organized as a the "doughnut" look has resumed.

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Quoting 806. Ameister12:
8 years ago today: Many people would wake up to find that Hurricane Wilma had become the most intense tropical cyclone ever in the Atlantic basin (882 mbar.)


Love to watch that classic wobble (or zigzag) pattern of movement.
I bet guys were "its now going north." "It's now going south." "It's now going west."
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It does aggravate me that people use weather seen just in the United States to justify a position on their "worldview." (I find interesting though that my worldview is put into question based off events in the United States alone, I could have sworn that there are other countries out there) Both sides of the argument do this rather annoyingly. I've seen one component actually argue three years ago that because the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season was a hyperactive season then tropical cyclones must be increasing, when the EPAC and WPAC seasons both saw the most inactive on record.

But as we've just seen though, the other side is pretty darn good at omitting facts into their argument too, and they're even better with arguing that "well if [X] is happening in the United States, then clearly this is a world trend!" The 2013 Tornado season fairly inactive as to be expected with the setup seen, but it still was incredibly destructive. 2013 alone saw the Moore, EF5 tornado, the largest tornado ever recorded with the El Reno EF3*, and several other beasts.

The point is don't let your political leanings get in the way of logic and facts. And don't use numbers and statistics in terms of quantity to justify quality, the 2013 tornado season will be memorable just in the same way the 1992 Atlantic hurricane season has been.

*debatable, was an EF5 for a period of time.
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Quoting 806. Ameister12:
8 years ago today: Many people would wake up to find that Hurricane Wilma had become the most intense tropical cyclone ever in the Atlantic basin (882 mbar.)


Hurricane WILMA
------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------

ZCZC MIATCDAT4 ALL CCA
TTAA00 KNHC DDHHMM
HURRICANE WILMA DISCUSSION NUMBER 16 CORRECTED
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
5 AM EDT WED OCT 19 2005

...TO USE THE PROPER WORD...RELAYED...

IN ADDITION TO THE SPECTACULAR CLOUD PATTERN OBSERVED ON SATELLITE
...AN AIR FORCE RECONNAISSANCE PLANE MEASURED 168 KNOTS AT 700 MB
AND ESTIMATED A MINIMUM PRESSURE OF 884 MB EXTRAPOLATED FROM 700MB.
UNOFFICIALLY...THE METEOROLOGIST ON BOARD THE PLANE RELAYED AN
EXTRAPOLATED 881 MB PRESSURE AND MEASURED 884 MB WITH A DROPSONDE.
THIS IS ALL IN ASSOCIATION WITH A VERY SMALL EYE THAT HAS BEEN
OSCILLATING BETWEEN 2 AND 4 N MI DURING EYE PENETRATIONS. THIS IS
PROBABLY THE LOWEST MINIMUM PRESSURE EVER OBSERVED IN THE ATLANTIC
BASIN AND IS FOLLOWED BY THE 888 MB MINIMUM PRESSURE ASSOCIATED
WITH HURRICANE GILBERT IN 1988. HOWEVER...ONE MUST BE VERY CAREFUL
BEFORE IT IS DECLARED A RECORD MINIMUM PRESSURE UNTIL A FULL AND
DETAILED CALIBRATION OF THE INSTRUMENTS AND CALCULATIONS IS
PERFORMED. SO PLEASE DO NOT JUMP INTO CONCLUSIONS YET...BE PATIENT.

WILMA IS A CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY FIVE HURRICANE THAT IS MOVING OVER
VERY WARM WATERS...TYPICAL OF THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA...AND
WITHIN AN ENVIRONMENT OF LIGHT SHEAR. HOWEVER...DESPITE THE
FAVORABLE LARGE SCALE ENVIRONMENT...WILMA IS NEAR ITS MAXIMUM
POTENTIAL INTENSITY AND FURTHER STRENGTHENING IS NOT ANTICIPATED.
MOST LIKELY...THE SMALL EYE WILL COLLAPSE FOLLOWED BY SLIGHT
WEAKENING OR SOME FLUCTUATIONS IN INTENSITY. EYEWALL REPLACEMENT
CYCLES WILL LIKELY CONTROL THE INTENSITY FOR THE NEXT 2 TO 3 DAYS
WHILE THE HURRICANE IS OVER THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA.
THEREAFTER...ONCE WILMA REACHES THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND
ENCOUNTERS THE WESTERLIES AND HIGH SHEAR...WEAKENING SHOULD BEGIN.

THE HURRICANE IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 295 DEGREES AT
7 KNOTS. IT SEEMS THAT DATA FROM THE HIGH ALTITUDE NOAA JET
INGESTED BY MODELS CAUSED THE TRACK GUIDANCE ENVELOPE TO SHIFT
SLIGHTLY WESTWARD FOR THE 2 TO 3 DAY PERIOD. HOWEVER...NO CHANGE IN
TRACK IS INDICATED OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO AND GUIDANCE CONTINUES
TO TURN WILMA SHARPLY TO THE NORTHEAST OVER FLORIDA. BASED ON THE
LATEST GUIDANCE...THE OFFICIAL TRACK FORECAST HAS BEEN SHIFTED
SLIGHTLY WESTWARD BUT IS KEPT ON THE EASTERN SIDE OF THE ENVELOPE.
THIS IN CASE THE TRACK GUIDANCE SHIFTS BACK TO THE EAST IN THE NEXT
RUN.

IN SUMMARY...THE OFFICIAL FORECAST BRINGS THE CORE OF THIS
CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE NORTHWARD THROUGH THE YUCATAN CHANNEL AND
THEN SHARPLY TURNS A WEAKER HURRICANE TO THE NORTHEAST TOWARD
FLORIDA WITH AN INCREASE IN FORWARD SPEED. NO CHANGE IN WARNINGS
OR WATCHES IS REQUIRED AT THIS TIME.

FORECASTER AVILA


FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INITIAL 19/0900Z 17.2N 82.5W 150 KT
12HR VT 19/1800Z 17.7N 83.4W 150 KT
24HR VT 20/0600Z 18.5N 84.7W 145 KT
36HR VT 20/1800Z 20.0N 85.5W 140 KT
48HR VT 21/0600Z 21.0N 85.7W 130 KT
72HR VT 22/0600Z 22.5N 86.0W 115 KT
96HR VT 23/0600Z 26.5N 81.0W 90 KT...INLAND
120HR VT 24/0600Z 33.0N 72.0W 70 KT
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8 years ago today: Many people would wake up to find that Hurricane Wilma had become the most intense tropical cyclone ever in the Atlantic basin (882 mbar.)
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Quoting 803. MarkMatis:

You might want to learn what "rampant" means. But then that wouldn't fit your worldview.


Really? Is a personal shot necessary? Grow up. I'm aware of what "rampant" means having sat through the 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012 Atlantic hurricane seasons, as well as having watched the Moore EF5 and the El Reno EF3, the April 27th, 2011 super outbreak, and the Joplin Tornado.

I've been fully aware of how inactive the tornado season has been, as well as the Atlantic hurricane season. But I've also been aware that the Pacific typhoon season has been the most active since 2004, that India just saw one of the strongest cyclones ever recorded in their basin (JTWC had Cyclone Phailin down to 918mb), and right now there's a Category 5 Super typhoon approaching Japan.

Of course, this has taken place not in the United States, which is where everything must happen for anything to be significant, so what does it matter?
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Beware of faulty, flaky Facebook weather forecasts
By Jason Samenow, Published: October 17 at 2:03 pm

Anyone can play meteorologist on Facebook. Build a page with a credible-sounding name, post some weather maps, get some friends and family to "like" it, and you're off and running.

In the last few years, the number of Facebook weather pages has exploded, many maintained by curators without clear meteorological credentials. Unfortunately this has led to misleading or flat-out inaccurate information spreading virally, especially around high-interest weather events, like winter storms (or possible winter storms).

...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weath er-gang/wp/2013/10/17/beware-of-faulty-flaky-faceb ook-weather-forecasts/
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Quoting 800. CybrTeddy:


I doubt the people in Oklahoma City would quite agree.

You might want to learn what "rampant" means. But then that wouldn't fit your worldview.
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Quoting 797. MarkMatis:

[...] http://www.climatedepot.com

Click image for more information.

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Quoting 798. Neapolitan:
Even more of a shame that Morano and his sycophants haven't yet bothered to look up the meaning of the word "extreme":

Can't let the facts get in the way of the story. Surely you realize that from all those TV programs by now? Why would you think Global Warming/Climate Change would be any different, since it is sold by the same folks?
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Quoting 797. MarkMatis:
Sure is a shame that extreme weather was so rampant in 2013:
Link


I doubt the people in Oklahoma City would quite agree.
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Good morning everybody!

Category 5 Typhoon Francisco:

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Quoting 797. MarkMatis:
Sure is a shame that extreme weather was so rampant in 2013:
Link
Even more of a shame that Morano and his sycophants haven't yet bothered to look up the meaning of the word "extreme":
ex-treme: (ecks-TREEM) adjective (prenominal) 1 : Most remote in any direction; outermost or farthest; either of the two limits or ends of a scale or range of possibilities.
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