Save the Keeling Curve!

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:13 PM GMT on March 11, 2014

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Climate change's most iconic research project is in danger--a victim of budget cuts in an era of increased government belt-tightening. The Keeling Curve is a measurement of the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere made atop Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, begun in 1958 by Dr. Charles Keeling. It is the longest-running such measurement in the world. The curve was instrumental in showing how human emissions of carbon dioxide were steadily accumulating in Earth's atmosphere, and raised awareness that human-caused climate change was an ever-increasing threat to the stability of our climate. After Keeling's death in 2005, the measurements were continued by his son, Ralph F. Keeling. Support from NSF, NOAA and NASA is being diminished or withdrawn, and Keeling has turned to crowd-funding to help raise funds to continue these important measurements. I hope you can join me in making a donation.


Figure 1. The Keeling Curve: climate change's most iconic image. The curve's steady year-by-year increase in CO2 due to burning of coal, oil, and natural gas has wriggles on top of it, due to the natural seasonal cycle in CO2--plants suck in CO2 during the Northern Hemisphere growing season, then release it during the winter. Image credit: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USCD.


Figure 2. Dr. Charles Keeling posing at the entrance to the Charles Keeling Building at Mauna Loa, Hawaii. Image credit: NOAA/ESRL.

CO2 Levels Hit 401 ppm
The latest data from the Keeling curve website shows that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are surging upwards in their usual late winter push, as plants return CO2 to the atmosphere before the Northern Hemisphere spring growing season hits. CO2 levels reached 401 ppm (parts per million) last week on top of Mauna Loa, setting a new record. CO2 levels were at 280 ppm in 1870, increased less than 1 ppm per year in the 1960s, then accelerated to 2 ppm per year during the 2000s. Less than 1% of the increase since 1870 has been due to natural sources, such as volcanoes. The last time carbon dioxide levels reached 400 ppm—between 2.5 and 5 million years ago during the Pliocene Era—the Earth was 3.5 to 9° F warmer (2 to 5° C), and sea levels were 65 to 80 feet higher.

Links
There is a hashtag #savetheKeelingCurve
Eli Rabett's post, Shaking the Cup for Science
What Does 400 ppm Look Like? December 2013 blog post by Robert Monroe of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.




Senate holds all-nighter on climate change
A group of 31 U.S. Senators pulled an all-nighter last night on the floor of the U.S. Senate, taking turns from 9 pm Monday night until 9 am Tuesday morning to promote policy actions on climate change. Many of the Senators involved issued tweets using the hashtag #Up4Climate. The all-nighter was another indication that politicians are becoming increasingly bold about speaking up on climate change.

Latest Version of our WunderMap App Now Includes WunderPhotos
Weather Underground has released today a new version of our WunderMap app for iPhone and iPad. The main new feature that we'd like to highlight is the WunderPhotos layer--now users can view, share, and submit photos all from within the app. Here are a few of the features of the new version of the WunderMap app:

◦ Improved Weather Station display, and both station size and station spacing are now adjustable (Weather Stations Layer ⇒ Settings).
◦ New WunderPhotos layer! View, share, and submit beautiful weather photos.
◦ Fixed incorrect elevation for some Personal Weather Stations.
◦ Swipe-to-delete search history items.
◦ "Terrain/Satellite” and other map options made more prominent.
◦ Bug fixes (crashes, visual glitches, and usability enhancements).
◦ Optimized performance across all devices.


The latest version is available to download for iPhone and iPad at https://itunes.apple.com/app/wundermap/id364884105?mt=8.

Jeff Masters

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Good morning!..got some really good winds here this morning....
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Quoting 953. sar2401:

Except for me. We didn't squat out of that in terms of precipitation. We did get a good shot of cold air and some pretty brisk winds.

Where's all the night shift folks. Does everyone have a big test tomorrow?

Probably trying to catch up on that hour of sleep they lost. It was only an hour, but it's sure felt like an eternity to me getting up this week.
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Quoting 952. sar2401:

I was stuck in Tonopah for three days once due to a blizzard. It's bad enough there for a couple hours in good weather let alone for three days, watching a snow drift build up under the motel room door. I will never have good memories of the Clown Motel. :-)


Um, at least you got good Weather Radio reception?

I'm so sorry. And the family down south just don't get why I get twitchy about driving down for Mom's and big brother's birthday every year. In March.

I mean, you can't even get lobster at the Desert Lobster diner, thanks to the EPA's armed goon squad.
(Not a joke.)
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I'm not sure about last year, but I think the pre-frontal trough as seen on the map below may be causing the storms to develop. Remember that troughs are a form of lifting mechanism, causing air to rise--eventually leading to showers.


Except for me. We didn't squat out of that in terms of precipitation. We did get a good shot of cold air and some pretty brisk winds.

Where's all the night shift folks. Does everyone have a big test tomorrow?
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Quoting nonblanche:


The ice fog/freezing fog this year was neat, and vile, all at the same time. Went on for like two weeks, there were actually piles of it under the cottonwoods where the crystals would break off as they grew.

Well, ok, some conditions it's like walking in the Venturi Effect, watching crystals form in the air before your eyes. Which is neat. But after the first week or so it just gets tedious.

And our internets went away for about four, five days because a junction box got infiltrated and the crystals just grew and killed an already weak connection - and CCComm insisted their diagnostics showed that everything was fine.

(We have occasional similar problems with NVEnergy - power goes out, and they insist that the lines look fine on their remote diagnostic thingy.)

It's kind of pretty as long as you don't have to drive in it, especially around those cliffs by Walker Lake. I hated it because the temperature was 31.5 degrees, day and night, for weeks and, like you say, the ice crystals started to build up on everything. I think most people who haven't lived in Nevada assume it's all sun and sand like Vegas. Some of the worst snow and blizzards I've ever been in were in Nevada. I was stuck in Tonopah for three days once due to a blizzard. It's bad enough there for a couple hours in good weather let alone for three days, watching a snow drift build up under the motel room door. I will never have good memories of the Clown Motel. :-)
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Quoting 948. sar2401:

How come that area around south Florida always seems to blossom regardless of how dry the air? I know it's a peninsula, and the air is warm and humid, but it seems to moisten up a channel all the way back to the Yucatan...or is it the other way round? Whatever it is, it was a feature from most of last season, and it was "just a matter of time" before a tropical storm developed along that channel and flattened Miami. Except it never happened. Some storm flattening Miami and "rocket fuel" seem to be two persistent memes of this blog. :-)

I'm not sure about last year, but I think the pre-frontal trough as seen on the map below may be causing the storms to develop. Remember that troughs are a form of lifting mechanism, causing air to rise--eventually leading to showers.

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Quoting Birthmark:

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Har! We had a suicide call once and it was a guy who took out the little round blades from his Norelco and was scratching on his wrists when we got there. I asked him why he didn't use a real knife, and he said he was a bachelor and only had those dull knives that come in the four place settings from Walmart. :-)
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Quoting 944. sar2401:

I always thought I'd hate coming out of the womb if I had any choice. There I was, nice and warm, and now someone's yanking me out into some cold, bright place. I wonder if infant goats know such things?

That wind thing is like going from Carson to Reno on what's now old 395. It could be a little breezy in Carson, 80 mph winds in the Washoe Valley, and then just a little breezy again in Reno. How's the ice fog been this year? I was up there for my dad's funeral in 2005 and had to drive 395 from Reno down to Vegas, and it was the worst I ever saw. I thought for sure I would flip off the road and into Walker Lake.


The ice fog/freezing fog this year was neat, and vile, all at the same time. Went on for like two weeks, there were actually piles of it under the cottonwoods where the crystals would break off as they grew.

Well, ok, some conditions it's like walking in the Venturi Effect, watching crystals form in the air before your eyes. Which is neat. But after the first week or so it just gets tedious.

And our internets went away for about four, five days because a junction box got infiltrated and the crystals just grew and killed an already weak connection - and CCComm insisted their diagnostics showed that everything was fine.

(We have occasional similar problems with NVEnergy - power goes out, and they insist that the lines look fine on their remote diagnostic thingy.)
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

No need to imagine, just go back and read the comments from last year. ;)

How come that area around south Florida always seems to blossom regardless of how dry the air? I know it's a peninsula, and the air is warm and humid, but it seems to moisten up a channel all the way back to the Yucatan...or is it the other way round? Whatever it is, it was a feature from most of last season, and it was "just a matter of time" before a tropical storm developed along that channel and flattened Miami. Except it never happened. Some storm flattening Miami and "rocket fuel" seem to be two persistent memes of this blog. :-)
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Quoting 945. TropicalAnalystwx13:

No need to imagine, just go back and read the comments from last year. ;)


Well the blog had room for optimism last year. ;)
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Quoting 942. wxgeek723:
Imagine the blog if this was August

No need to imagine, just go back and read the comments from last year. ;)
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Quoting nonblanche:


Thank you. And I didn't get any amniotic goo on the phone camera, either.

And many thanks to Lily - she got restless and woke up the whole herd last night, who started yelling because they each thought the other heard something Scary, and I had to go out at 2:30am sure I'd be rolling around in the 28*F breeze trying to help birth a kid while slapping away Knight the curious buck who keeps thinking I want to be his girlfriend.

And all the other goats who think I exist just to give them hay and treats.

But she waited patiently all day for me to come back from all my errands, going into labor within 5 minutes of me parking the car. Such a good mom too! Some goats, maiden or not, just never get used to having babies - they scream at the drop of a hat. Dear Lily just grunted a bit, and didn't really complain until I had to, well, lend a helping hand. Eight has rather a broad forehead, *and* resented being shoved out - he kept pulling his feet back in. So she and I both insisted it was time, and he finally gave in. Really liked being swaddled in a towel, too. Some babies hate the towel, he just cuddled until it was time to go looking for the teat.

OK, I'm babbling. First kidding of the season is always special. Oh, and right, weather. Driving from Fallon to Fernley for more concrete, most of the way to Happenin' Hazen there was this wind front with an awesome dust devil parked on the road. That crazy weather! I love how it can be barely breezy Here, and over there on the other side of the overpass windy enough to wobble a widdle Ford Wanger carrying thirteen 2/3CuFt bags of concrete mix.

I always thought I'd hate coming out of the womb if I had any choice. There I was, nice and warm, and now someone's yanking me out into some cold, bright place. I wonder if infant goats know such things?

That wind thing is like going from Carson to Reno on what's now old 395. It could be a little breezy in Carson, 80 mph winds in the Washoe Valley, and then just a little breezy again in Reno. How's the ice fog been this year? I was up there for my dad's funeral in 2005 and had to drive 395 from Reno down to Vegas, and it was the worst I ever saw. I thought for sure I would flip off the road and into Walker Lake.
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Quoting 936. nonblanche:


Our newest baby.

Eira the 3 year old named him after her favorite number. "Eight."

Welcome new buckling Eight, born about 5:20pm PST.

Awww...he looks delicious! <=== Joke
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Imagine the blog if this was August
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Quoting nonblanche:


I started laughing. The first words out of my mouth:

"What, is that unusual or something?"

LOL. I told my fiance earlier "It's snowing in Cleveland". She looked at me quizzically and said "And...?
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Quoting 937. sar2401:

AWWW! What a cute mother/baby picture.


Thank you. And I didn't get any amniotic goo on the phone camera, either.

And many thanks to Lily - she got restless and woke up the whole herd last night, who started yelling because they each thought the other heard something Scary, and I had to go out at 2:30am sure I'd be rolling around in the 28*F breeze trying to help birth a kid while slapping away Knight the curious buck who keeps thinking I want to be his girlfriend.

And all the other goats who think I exist just to give them hay and treats.

But she waited patiently all day for me to come back from all my errands, going into labor within 5 minutes of me parking the car. Such a good mom too! Some goats, maiden or not, just never get used to having babies - they scream at the drop of a hat. Dear Lily just grunted a bit, and didn't really complain until I had to, well, lend a helping hand. Eight has rather a broad forehead, *and* resented being shoved out - he kept pulling his feet back in. So she and I both insisted it was time, and he finally gave in. Really liked being swaddled in a towel, too. Some babies hate the towel, he just cuddled until it was time to go looking for the teat.

OK, I'm babbling. First kidding of the season is always special. Oh, and right, weather. Driving from Fallon to Fernley for more concrete, most of the way to Happenin' Hazen there was this wind front with an awesome dust devil parked on the road. That crazy weather! I love how it can be barely breezy Here, and over there on the other side of the overpass windy enough to wobble a widdle Ford Wanger carrying thirteen 2/3CuFt bags of concrete mix.
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Quoting AlwaysThinkin:


He graduated from Cornell's School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and worked at Boeing on black boxes (as your second link has Piers Morgan stating at the begining) so he would seem an appropriate person to ask about airplane crashes. Also if you've read what Sar has been posting it probably wouldn't be much better if they had on someone from the investigation considering it is quickly becoming a fiasco (at least from what has been reported here and elsewhere).

Ah, I don't normally watch TV so I hadn't seen it was Bill Nye, the Science Guy. He did work at Boeing, although I've never read anything about him working on black boxes. Believe it or not, my dad was a mechanical engineer and worked with him at Boeing on hydraulic systems for the 747. He certainly knows something about airplanes, and a lot more than most of the twits I've seen and heard.

I really wish the media would just shut up until there is some verifiable data. There have already been about a zillion false clues, and this crowd sourcing of satellite photos will make it that much worse. I was really shocked today when I read Malaysia still hasn't set up an international command and control center. They don't even have a unified command center for their national forces. This is absolutely job one for an incident of this magnitude. The next thing that should have been done was appoint ONE press information officer. Everyone with a uniform in Malaysia is getting their 15 minutes of fame yapping to the press, with even more of them talking anonymously. At the rate this cluster is going, the first debris will be found by a passing fishing boat. I'm sure glad I'm not part of this. There's going to be hell to pay when it's finally over.
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Quoting 895. hurricanes2018:
its snowing in buffalo,new york


I started laughing. The first words out of my mouth:

"What, is that unusual or something?"
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Quoting nonblanche:


Our newest baby.

Eira the 3 year old named him after her favorite number. "Eight."

Welcome new buckling Eight, born about 5:20pm PST.

AWWW! What a cute mother/baby picture.
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Quoting 839. washingtonian115:
The blog is dead...Quick! someone upload something that will bring in people.


Our newest baby.

Eira the 3 year old named him after her favorite number. "Eight."

Welcome new buckling Eight, born about 5:20pm PST.
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Quoting 913. PedleyCA:


Your cats sing, mine just beg....
Quoting 902. sar2401:

Almost unbelievable. At this rate, all the spring flowers will have about four days to bloom before summer starts.


That happened here last year. Trees didn't start sprouting leaves until June, was so weird (and not just me the expat...the local farmers hadn't seen such). Opposite from this year (ok, still time to freeze) My plants in the back garden are sprouting leaves already, and everything flowering all round.

PedleyCA:Your cats sing, mine just beg...


hahaha My neighbors cats have adopted me. yesterday when I was cleaning the back garden, they obviously have missed me through the winter...they were absolutely hounding me! LOL And today, saw one of them sitting on my patio shelf, staring at the backdoor, like waiting for me to come out haha

I posted earlier, that I felt bad for the peeps inland stuck in fog. Well, wouldn't you know...wasn't warned for here...but was out on Anglesey, with the view of doing star trails on a beach...and it completely fogged over! Was quote scary driving back really! So ended up heading into the mountains, and was fine there. So a marine layer type of thing. Saw it building up when i firat got out there...but really didn't think it was going to pea soup the area!

Stay well and safe everyone!
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Quoting 878. ncstorm:
Bill Nye as an Expert analyst on Piers Morgan/CNN about the Malaysia plane?


He graduated from Cornell's School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and worked at Boeing on black boxes (as your second link has Piers Morgan stating at the begining) so he would seem an appropriate person to ask about airplane crashes. Also if you've read what Sar has been posting it probably wouldn't be much better if they had on someone from the investigation considering it is quickly becoming a fiasco (at least from what has been reported here and elsewhere).
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
The Craziest WTF Images from this Winter #weather

Meanwhile in Germany



LOL, those were great. The truck flipping over was the best. So much for keeping moving in deep water. ;-)

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A line of storms moved across central North Carolina today, producing some damaging wind gusts in the order of 60-70 mph. The SPC page lists 1 fatality from a tree that fell on a car; however, I saw a news tweet earlier that said a second person was also killed in a neighboring county. That just goes to show that it doesn't take a tornado for a storm to be dangerous, which is a common misconception most of the public seems to have.

EDIT: And wow, the big 30k. You may be obsessed with Weather Underground when...

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Quoting PedleyCA:
Time to Bail for the Night - Stay Warm - Stay Safe

GN, Ped. Don't take any Malaysian flights for a while.
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"As a mark of respect to the passengers and crew of MH370 on 8 March 2014, the MH370 and MH371 flight codes will be retired from the Malaysia Airlines%u2019 Kuala Lumpur- Beijing-Kuala Lumpur route.

With effect from 14 March 2014, the new flight number to replace MH370 and MH371 will be:-

MH 318 %u2013 Kuala Lumpur - Beijing

MH 319 %u2013 Beijing - Kuala Lumpur

There are no changes to the frequency of our services and we will continue to operate double daily services to Beijing.

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of our colleagues and passengers of MH 370.


Please note translation for this statement to Chinese language is in progress.

%u8BF7%u60A8%u7406%u89E3%u672C%u58F0%u660E%u7684%u 4E2D%u6587%u7248%u672C%u76EE%u524D%u6B63%u5728%uFF FD %uFFFD%uFFFD%u8BD1%u4E2D%u3002"


Gee, what great bunch of guys. Kind of like hurricane names, I guess. I wonder if the new flights will keep an eye peeled along the way?

I also wonder how long it takes to get a statement out in Chinese when 25% of the population speaks Chinese?

Link


EDIT:
Once again, this site can't handle ANY foreign characters. The gobbledygook part it supposed to be in Chinese.
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Quoting 920. sar2401:

s\sounds like a real ball. I was just reading about a 50 car pile up on the Ohio turnpike during a whiteout. It's days like this that make me glad I left for warmer climes 48 years ago. I'd probably die within a day if I had to move back in the winter. :-)


I departed New Jersey for graduate school in Florida in August 1984. Would have felt better in January but August is the logical time. I missed all four seasons and don't regret moving back to midlatitudes. My gripe about DC is the summers. I'd like them to be a little cooler. My wife absolutely loves snow.
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Time to Bail for the Night - Stay Warm - Stay Safe
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Quoting 923. sar2401:

OK, I'll tell you there won't be any snow cover. I don't really know, but I want to make you happy. :-)


I'm not expecting any and this cold outbreak has been fairly well forecast so far.
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Quoting 876. washingtonian115:
The pictures of the darkness in down town D.C are impressive for sure.


I've had flickering and what looks like lightning as transformers nearby blow. But I haven't lost power, just flickers. For some reason I kept looking up at the trees thinking one would fall on me even though these winds are within climatological expectations for March
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Quoting georgevandenberghe:


Here in DC the winds lagged the front a little (30 min). But they've been blasting since 8PM and we're down 30 degrees in four hours. Current temps are in the low 30s.
Brought in all the seedlings and put my citrus in the garage. Laid a fire in the woodstove for daylight tomorrow. Four to six days of wood left. May stay below freezing all day tomorrow which will be remarkable in Mid March with no snowcover. (Please tell me there will be no snowcover!!)

OK, I'll tell you there won't be any snow cover. I don't really know, but I want to make you happy. :-)
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Quoting help4u:
Nye is a nut along with Christie,Obama ,Algore,and prince Charles.

Nye who? Did you just wake up and decide to post some random insults? How about AlGore?
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Quoting 914. sar2401:

Just came back from walking the dog and, even though it's still 48 here, the windchill was like -6. We had a power line blow down out in the county and the resulting fire burned down two houses before the power company could get out there and de-energize the line and allow the firefighters to put the fire out. We were under a wind advisory for 15 to 25 mph with 36 mph gusts but this front over performed. My high wind was 47 mph with 34 mph sustained. It's starting calm down some now but still blowing with 30 mph gusts. The front has been completely dry here, so it'll have to bulk up to give you anything.


Here in DC the winds lagged the front a little (30 min). But they've been blasting since 8PM and we're down 30 degrees in four hours. Current temps are in the low 30s.
Brought in all the seedlings and put my citrus in the garage. Laid a fire in the woodstove for daylight tomorrow. Four to six days of wood left. May stay below freezing all day tomorrow which will be remarkable in Mid March with no snowcover. (Please tell me there will be no snowcover!!)
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Quoting liquidsquid:
Looks like about 15 inches and still snowing lightly in East Bloomfield, NY. Plenty of gusts near 40, even though the wind was hitting the opposite side of the hill so, we are somewhat protected. Had to plow three times.

s\sounds like a real ball. I was just reading about a 50 car pile up on the Ohio turnpike during a whiteout. It's days like this that make me glad I left for warmer climes 48 years ago. I'd probably die within a day if I had to move back in the winter. :-)
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Nye is a nut along with Christie,Obama ,Algore,and prince Charles.
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Looks like about 15 inches and still snowing lightly in East Bloomfield, NY. Plenty of gusts near 40, even though the wind was hitting the opposite side of the hill so, we are somewhat protected. Had to plow three times.
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917. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #17
SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE LUSI, CATEGORY THREE (18F)
12:00 PM FST March 13 2014
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Warnings for Fiji and Rotuma
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The Gale Warning previously in force for the Yasawa and Mamanuca groups, western division west of line from Tavua to Sigatoka, Kadavu, Vatulele and nearby smaller islands is now cancelled

A Damaging Heavy Swell Warning remains in force for Yasawa and Mamanuca groups, west and southwest coastal areas of Viti Levu, Kadavu, Vatulele and nearby smaller islands

The Strong Wind Warning previously in force for the land areas of Fiji is now cancelled

At 0:00 AM UTC, Severe Tropical Cyclone Lusi, Category Three (960 hPa) located at 21.6S 174.1E has 10 minute sustained winds of 80 knots. Position fair based on multispectral visible/enhanced infrared radar imagery and peripheral surface reports. The cyclone is reported as moving south southeast at 14 knots.

Hurricane Force Winds
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30 NM from the center

Storm Force Winds
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60 NM from the center

Gale Force Winds
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180 NM from the center in northeast quadrant
150 NM from the center in northwest quadrant
240 NM from the center elsewhere

Overall organization remains good. Eye becoming cloud filled past 3 hours. System lies east of an upper trough in a moderate to high sheared environment. Outflow good to the south but restricted elsewhere. Sea surface temperatures are around 29C.

Dvorak analysis based on embedded center with lg surround giving DT=4.5. MET and PT agree. Final Dvorak intensity based on MET.

Dvorak Intensity: T4.5/5.0/D0.5/24 HRS

Global models agree on a southward movement with gradual weakening.

Forecast and Intensity
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12 HRS 24.1S 174.2E - 75 knots (CAT 3)
24 HRS 26.7S 173.7E - 70 knots (CAT 3)
48 HRS 32.4S 172.6E - 60 knots (CAT 2)
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WINTER STORM VULCAN: TALKING POINTS

•Where: Eastern Great Lakes, Upper Ohio Valley, Northeast, as well as southeast Canada


•When: Now through Thursday


•Midwest: Snow tapering in Ohio; blowing snow still a concern around Detroit


•Northeast: Blizzard conditions confirmed in Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y. Up to 2 feet of snow in Upstate N.Y., northern New England. Mainly rain New York City to D.C.; severe thunderstorms possible in Mid-Atlantic states.


•Canada: Major snowstorm for southern Quebec, including Montreal, plus parts of Atlantic Canada


•Near-record low temperatures possible Thursday and Friday mornings in Great Lakes and Northeast.
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Right... now that I have cats singing under my window, I think it's time I headed to bed.... lol...

Nite, all...

GN, Baha...wait 'till they start screeching. :-)
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Our cats are hangers-on... will not step a foot inside, but there is prodigious meowing in effect if food is not provided on the appropriate timely basis... lol...

Looking at the animation of that image I posted, it looks like the Central Bahamas may actually get some action before it's all over... I dunno if it'll hold together to bring some much-needed rain to the SE Bahamas and TCI, but that would be cool.

Windy conditions without outages would also be cool...

Just came back from walking the dog and, even though it's still 48 here, the windchill was like -6. We had a power line blow down out in the county and the resulting fire burned down two houses before the power company could get out there and de-energize the line and allow the firefighters to put the fire out. We were under a wind advisory for 15 to 25 mph with 36 mph gusts but this front over performed. My high wind was 47 mph with 34 mph sustained. It's starting calm down some now but still blowing with 30 mph gusts. The front has been completely dry here, so it'll have to bulk up to give you anything.
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Quoting 912. BahaHurican:
Right... now that I have cats singing under my window, I think it's time I headed to bed.... lol...

Nite, all...


Your cats sing, mine just beg....
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Right... now that I have cats singing under my window, I think it's time I headed to bed.... lol...

Nite, all...
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Quoting PedleyCA:


Nah, it showed up and regardless it wasn't worth any money to retrieve it.

Darn...
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Quoting ozelloslim:
Quoting 841. sar2401

Pressing your link takes you to a NOAA web page and pressing the link to Lewes, De. reverts back to the standard NOAA Weather Radio page and no link to the actual transmitter? Any ideas?

Do you mean #847? If so, it's really much easier the to click on the "quote" button on the bottom of the message you're replying to.

It looks like Lewes doesn't have a streaming weather radio now. Like I said, they are all volunteers, and sometimes a feed gets taken down, either temporarily for maintenance, or permanently, if the person hosting the feed is no longer able to do so. The Salisbury feed is up and appears to cover a good part of Delaware. Did you try that one? If you're having trouble hearing an NWS transmitter, the best thing to do is get a better antenna. If you can let me know the make and model of your weather radio, I can give you some suggestions.
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909. yoboi
some skip the river walk and head down bourbon....tink da know where some walk.........
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He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him.


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Quoting 906. hurricanes2018:
only 10F that way to cold for me to be outside


Just a bit warmer than the walk-in freezer at the market.
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