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 Support from NSF, NOAA and NASA is being diminished or withdrawn, and Keeling has turned to crowd-funding to help raise funds to continue these important measurements.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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Quoting 603. Patrap:
More than a dozen Chinese diplomats met with Malaysian authorities in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday as tension grew between the two countries over the as-yet fruitless search for the jet. The day before, Beijing pointedly pressed Malaysia to accelerate its probe. "We want Malaysia to work harder and speed up efforts on behalf of the families," said Qin Gang, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry.

State-controlled news agency Xinhua reported that Beijing has sent a total of five Chinese ships, including two warships, to bolster the search-and-rescue operation.


I personally think the plane got hijacked.
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More than a dozen Chinese diplomats met with Malaysian authorities in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday as tension grew between the two countries over the as-yet fruitless search for the jet. The day before, Beijing pointedly pressed Malaysia to accelerate its probe. "We want Malaysia to work harder and speed up efforts on behalf of the families," said Qin Gang, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry.

State-controlled news agency Xinhua reported that Beijing has sent a total of five Chinese ships, including two warships, to bolster the search-and-rescue operation.
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Speculation with no facts is still speculation.


Malaysia Says It Tracked Object Over Strait of Malacca Saturday Morning



By GAURAV RAGHUVANSHI And JASON NG CONNECT
Updated March 12, 2014 8:23 a.m. ET

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia%u2014Malaysia's air force chief said Wednesday that military radar had tracked an unidentified object over the Strait of Malacca early Saturday morning, and investigators were trying to determine whether it was the missing Malaysia Airlines 3786.KU 2.08% Flight 370.

Chief, Gen. Rodzali Daud, said the object was detected by a military radar facility and flying westward, subsequent to the last known civilian contact with flight 370. "We did not scramble fighters because we knew it came from civilian air space," he said. "There is a lot of traffic there and the radar controllers knew it was coming from civilian airspace."

"I'm not saying it's MH370, we're still corroborating" with civilians and experts to identify the aircraft, he added.

The investigation for the missing passenger jet with 239 people on board has been dogged by false leads and conflicting reports, ranging from sightings of suspected debris from the plane to confusion over where flight 370 was last located before vanishing en route to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur over the South China Sea.

Earlier Wednesday, the general issued a written statement denying that he had told local media that radar stations last tracked the plane to the vicinity of island on the other side of Malaysia, in the Strait of Malacca. Gen. Rodzali described the report as inaccurate and incorrect, and said Malaysia's air force is still examining all possibilities.

Malaysia's acting transport minister also warned that the race to find out what happened to the missing plane with 239 people on board could be a protracted affair.

"It's going to be long, drawn out," Hishamuddin Hussein told The Wall Street Journal in brief remarks.

In a later press conference with Gen. Rodzali, Mr. Hishamuddin said that military radar records indicted the possibility that flight 370 had passed over the strait, which separates Malaysia from the Indonesian island of Sumatra.


The confusion in the investigation is creating friction between Malaysia and other nations.

Mr. Hishamuddin's assessment likely will deepen the growing concern about the search for the missing Boeing 777. More than 150 of the 227 passengers and 12 crew aboard flight 370 are Chinese, and relatives in Beijing and elsewhere expressed their frustration over the absence of news on the whereabouts of the missing plane, which disappeared from radar screens just an hour into its flight to Beijing early Saturday.

More than a dozen Chinese diplomats met with Malaysian authorities in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday as tension grew between the two countries over the as-yet fruitless search for the jet. The day before, Beijing pointedly pressed Malaysia to accelerate its probe. "We want Malaysia to work harder and speed up efforts on behalf of the families," said Qin Gang, a spokesman for China's foreign ministry.

State-controlled news agency Xinhua reported that Beijing has sent a total of five Chinese ships, including two warships, to bolster the search-and-rescue operation.

Vietnam on Wednesday suspended search flights due to reports from Malaysia that authorities there had tracked the plane to the Strait of Malacca before it disappeared. Vietnam later resumed normal search sweeps after Malaysia's air force commander said the reports attributed to him didn't reflect his position that no conclusions had been drawn about where flight 370 ended up. He said search operations on both sides of the Malay Peninsula were still active.



more,


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Quoting 598. yonzabam:


Check on his finances, and whether he recently took out life insurance, too. A Silkair flight in 1987 crashed into an Indonesian river in a supersonic vertical dive. All were killed, obviously.

It transpired that the captain had lost about $1 million on the stock market, and had taken out a life insurance policy the previous week.
Interesting, that wasn't the only time either, Egypt Air flight 990 was deemed a deliberate crash by the NTSB.

The cockpit voice recorder (CVR) recorded the Captain excusing himself to go to the lavatory, followed thirty seconds later by the First Officer saying in Egyptian Arabic "Tawkalt ala Allah", which translates to "I rely on God." A minute later, the autopilot was disengaged, immediately followed by the First Officer again saying, "I rely on God." Three seconds later, the throttles for both engines were reduced to idle, and both elevators were moved three degrees nose down. The First Officer repeated "I rely on God" seven more times before the Captain suddenly asked repeatedly, "What's happening, what's happening?" The flight data recorder reflected that the elevators then moved into a split condition, with the left elevator up and the right elevator down, a condition which is expected to result when the two control columns are subjected to at least 50 pounds (23 kg) of opposing force.[1] At this point, both engines were shut down by moving the start levers from run to cutoff. The Captain asked, "What is this? What is this? Did you shut the engines?" The First Officer did not respond. The Captain repeatedly stated, "Pull with me" but the FDR data indicated that the elevator surfaces remained in a split condition (with the left surface commanding nose up and the right surface commanding nose down) until the FDR and CVR stopped recording. There were no other aircraft in the area. There was no indication that an explosion occurred on board. The engines operated normally for the entire flight until they were shut down. From the presence of a western debris field about 1,200 feet (370 m) from the eastern debris field, the NTSB concluded that the left engine and some small pieces of wreckage separated from the airplane at some point before water impact.
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Authorities respond to massive explosion in East Harlem
By Ray Sanchez, CNN
updated 11:20 AM EDT, Wed March 12, 2014



(CNN) -- A massive explosion Wednesday injured at least 11 people and resulted in a building collapse and raging fire in Manhattan's East Harlem, authorities said.
A Con Ed spokesman Bob McGee said the utility received a call of a gas leak at 9:13 AM. The call came from a resident at one of the newer building on Park Avenue. The utility dispatched a truck two minutes later but it arrived after the explosion, the spokesman said.


Building collapses in Manhattan

Clouds of dark smoke rose over the largely residential area of red-brick tenements and small businesses after the the 9:30 a.m. blast.

Hundreds of firefighters responded, many spraying water on the roaring blaze from ladders, others furiously pulling bricks near the collapse.

Metro North commuter rail service was suspended as debris from the explosion landed on the elevated tracks across the street, authorities said.

"I heard an explosion," said a neighborhood resident named Angelica. "The impact of the explosion jammed the doors. I couldn't get out the house. It was so loud."
The New York police bomb squad responded to the scene, according to a law enforcement source.

"Two buildings have collapsed. I hope there is no one in there. It's just rubble," a worker at a nearby flea market said.

Dark smoke could be seen billowing for a three-block radius as hundreds of rescue officials descended on the scene.

CNN first learned of this story via Twitter.
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Dr. Robert Simpson's Middle name is "Homer".

Some Twilight Zone dat,eh?
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Quoting 595. GTstormChaserCaleb:
NEW: Police in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, say they're searching missing pilot's home.

That would be a good idea to see if he left any note behind, I would search his computer as well.


Check on his finances, and whether he recently took out life insurance, too. A Silkair flight in 1987 crashed into an Indonesian river in a supersonic vertical dive. All were killed, obviously.

It transpired that the captain had lost about $1 million on the stock market, and had taken out a life insurance policy the previous week.
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Quoting Grothar:


and I believe he once sat behind me in high school.



I thought that wuz Homer Simpson - My Bad :)
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Quoting 593. weathermanwannabe:




:) I don't recall what the weather pattern was prior to the event; I just remember the storm. Just making the comparison that the barometric pressure was as low as a hurricane. I am assuming it was a cold-cored winter/spring low on steroids.


Dem can do the nasty off the GOM, as the Superstorm 21 years ago hit as we were driving home from the Hospital with our 3 month old son at the time.

Hit Rain, T-storms, thundersleet in Miss.
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NEW: Police in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, say they're searching missing pilot's home.

That would be a good idea to see if he left any note behind, I would search his computer as well.
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Ahh noes dude'

Bummer. Climate change will shrink gnarly Aussie waves

Updated 11:11 10 March 2014 by Michael Slezak


Bodacious tubes on Australia's east coast are being wiped out by global warming. That's the finding from research predicting that, at current rates, climate change will crush those big waves. By the end of the century, the number of big waves will have reduced by a third.

The effect of climate change on waves around the globe has been poorly understood because climate models don't always accurately predict surface winds, which drive waves.

Andrew Dowdy and his colleagues from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology in Melbourne ran 18 climate models forwards and backwards from the present day to try to spot how the changing climate might influence big waves.

Looking at data from buoys off the east coast of Australia, they found that big waves were reliably caused by storms in the western Pacific known as "east coast lows". These storms are themselves driven by differences in air pressure, which climate models predict quite well. The 18 climate models all produced very similar predictions, giving Dowdy a lot of confidence in the results.

Surf's down

For waves to be classed as "big" in the model, they had to occur on average no more frequently than about once every 10 days. Averaging across the models, they found climate change is already pushing down the number of big waves and that trend is going to increase.

Where there might have been waves taller than 6 metres on 36 days a year in the 1950s, now it happens on only about 34 days a year. If we continue along a high-emissions path, that will reduce by almost 30 per cent by the end of the century. They found a similar but less dramatic trend for "moderate" waves between four and six metres high.

"Fewer large waves may be unwelcome news for some surfers," says Dowdy. But they might take comfort knowing it's still possible that the very biggest waves will get even bigger, he says, something his study didn't examine.

Changes in wave height could also have drastic effects on beaches, says Mark Hemer from CSIRO, Australia's national research organisation in Hobart, who heads-up the Coordinated Ocean Wave Climate Project. The amount of sand on a beach is determined by the balance between what gets washed in and what gets washed out, and waves are the primary driver of that, he says.

The results can't be generalised to other parts of the world, though, Hemer says. The weather conditions that drive waves in this region may not be the same elsewhere so these studies need to be repeated for each location.

Journal reference: Nature Climate Change: DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2142

Correction: Since this article was first published on 9 March 2014, it has been corrected to make clear that the large waves are becoming less frequent.
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Quoting 591. Patrap:
"Spring Hurricane Event", does dat follow the Fla. Dry, Wet, or Arid season ?








:) I don't recall what the weather pattern was prior to the event; I just remember the storm. Just making the comparison that the barometric pressure was as low as a hurricane. I am assuming it was a cold-cored winter/spring low on steroids.
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Quoting 578. Birthmark:

Is that better or worse than changing a post after it's been quoted and accusing the person who quoted the original of making things up about you?

Yeah, this road. You want to get off it.


Dat did NOT turn out well for the Farmer's blog cred at'tall.

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"Spring Hurricane Event", does dat follow the Fla. Dry, Wet, or Arid season ?

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Quoting 584. ricderr:
My forecast is set for about 10 Named Storms, 3 Hurricanes and 1 Major Hurricane.
Although my range for the upcoming season is much wider due to the uncertainty that comes with the possibility of an El Niño:
9-14 Named Storms
2-7 Hurricanes
0-3 Major Hurricanes




ok...it's that time of year again....where I complain about hurricane forecasts...by now many have heard me grouse that if dr gray can't get it right with his million dollars of money.....computer models and learned academia at his side.....why would some armchair Monday morning quarterback think they have a chance in hell of getting it right....we...we all know...it's a guess...so even if right...it doesn't mean they're learned...we understand it wasn't some deep understanding of all the dynamics involved...it was pure dumb luck just like the luck that will be involved when one day I strike it rich from the lottery....so you know what...this year let me change my tune....please go ahead.....please make your picks....I wish you luck and I hope you enjoy making them...I hope it gives you pleasure...for isn't there no better reason than that?


Here is my highly educated forecast based on my own computer model runs:

Storms 7-25
Hurricanes 3-12
Majors 0-6

Be prepared:)
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580. GTstormChaserCaleb
10:56 AM EDT on March 12, 2014

I was in Clermont (just North of Orlando) when the storm came through those parts on a Friday evening on into Saturday morning.  Hail and strong winds as we pulled up to the house that evening and tornadoes in the overnight hours all over parts of Central Florida.  The house (2 story wood home) was swaying from the winds overnight and the yard was a mess on Saturday morning with trees down everywhere.  I considered myself lucky that evening (we did not have a Noaa weather radio in our arsenal at that time).  Cedar Key was heavily hit with wind damage and storm surge; it was a "Spring" hurricane event at landfall by Florida standards.
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Good morning

It's 81, feeling like 84, with a little bit of a breeze here on the island today. This is the kind of day that calls for me to sit around the beach and play tourist! I suppose someone's gotta do it so I figure it might as well be me...

Hope all is well with everyone!

Lindy
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Issued by The National Weather Service Buffalo, NY Wed, Mar 12, 2014, 11:04 AM EDT Local BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT THURSDAY... * LOCATIONS... THE NIAGARA FRONTIER. * TIMING... BLIZZARD CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. * HAZARDS... HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. * ACCUMULATIONS... 8 TO 12 INCHES TODAY AND 2 TO 4 INCHES TONIGHT LEADING TO STORM TOTALS OF 10 TO 16 INCHES. * WINDS... NORTHEAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH. * VISIBILITIES... NEAR ZERO AT TIMES. * IMPACTS... THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW WILL MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. VISIBILITY WILL BE DRAMATICALLY REDUCED WITH DEEP SNOW COVER ON ROADWAYS DURING THE PEAK OF THE STORM. ">
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Lusi

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My forecast is set for about 10 Named Storms, 3 Hurricanes and 1 Major Hurricane.
Although my range for the upcoming season is much wider due to the uncertainty that comes with the possibility of an El Niño:
9-14 Named Storms
2-7 Hurricanes
0-3 Major Hurricanes




ok...it's that time of year again....where I complain about hurricane forecasts...by now many have heard me grouse that if dr gray can't get it right with his million dollars of money.....computer models and learned academia at his side.....why would some armchair Monday morning quarterback think they have a chance in hell of getting it right....we...we all know...it's a guess...so even if right...it doesn't mean they're learned...we understand it wasn't some deep understanding of all the dynamics involved...it was pure dumb luck just like the luck that will be involved when one day I strike it rich from the lottery....so you know what...this year let me change my tune....please go ahead.....please make your picks....I wish you luck and I hope you enjoy making them...I hope it gives you pleasure...for isn't there no better reason than that?
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Quoting 580. GTstormChaserCaleb:
Some weather history. On this day 21 years ago what became known as "The Storm of the Century" formed.

The Storm of the Century, also known as the '93 Superstorm, or the (Great) Blizzard of 1993, was a large cyclonic storm that formed over the Gulf of Mexico on March 12, 1993, and dissipated in the North Atlantic Ocean on March 15. It is unique for its intensity, massive size and wide-reaching effect. At its height, the storm stretched from Canada towards Central America, but its main impact was on the Eastern United States and Cuba. The cyclone moved through the Gulf of Mexico, and then through the Eastern United States before moving into Canada. Areas as far south as central Alabama and Georgia received 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) of snow and areas such as Birmingham, Alabama, received up to 12 inches (30 cm) with isolated reports of 16 inches (41 cm). Even the Florida Panhandle reported up to 4 inches (10 cm),[2] with hurricane-force wind gusts and record low barometric pressures. Between Louisiana and Cuba, hurricane-force winds produced high storm surges across northwestern Florida, which along with scattered tornadoes killed dozens of people. Record cold temperatures were seen across portions of the South and East in the wake of this storm. In the United States, the storm was responsible for the loss of electric power to over 10 million customers. It is purported to have been directly experienced by nearly 40 percent of the country's population at that time.[3] A total of 318 people perished during this storm.[4]



The warm sector of the storm produced an intense derecho.



Brought a significant storm surge to the west coast of FL.



And of course the blizzard in Alabama.



Some statistics from the storm:

Lowest Barometric Pressure: 960 mb
Lowest Temperature: %u221212 �F (%u221224 �C
Maximum snowfall:69 in (180 cm) Mt.Le Conte, TN
Tornado Count: 11 in FL.

Link


Some people don't know how bad it really was. Here are some pictures of the west coast of Florida.



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Quoting 551. catastropheadjuster:
Good morning everyone, I was just wondering about people thoughts on the up coming Hurricane Season. Does it seem like it's going to be a quite one? I've been sitting back reading all winter like usual and just wondering about everyones opinion.

Thank you,
Sheri

My forecast is set for about 10 Named Storms, 3 Hurricanes and 1 Major Hurricane.
Although my range for the upcoming season is much wider due to the uncertainty that comes with the possibility of an El Niño:
9-14 Named Storms
2-7 Hurricanes
0-3 Major Hurricanes

There are many typical factors that people look at to forecast a season, such as ENSO, Atlantic Tripole, instability, etc that give an indication for what the season may shape up to be. This season pretty much has everything going against it. With a Negative Atlantic Tripole you can look to see many more storms forming in the subtropics and closer to home in the Gulf of Mexico and Western Caribbean. If conditions become favorable at times this could be a dangerous scenario. A recent example of the effects on a season with an ongoing negative Atlantic Tripole is 2012.
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581. yoboi
Quoting 578. Birthmark:

Is that better or worse than changing a post after it's been quoted and accusing the person who quoted the original of making things up about you?

Yeah, this road. You want to get off it.


No I am willing to walk down it...
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Some weather history. On this day 21 years ago what became known as "The Storm of the Century" formed.

The Storm of the Century, also known as the '93 Superstorm, or the (Great) Blizzard of 1993, was a large cyclonic storm that formed over the Gulf of Mexico on March 12, 1993, and dissipated in the North Atlantic Ocean on March 15. It is unique for its intensity, massive size and wide-reaching effect. At its height, the storm stretched from Canada towards Central America, but its main impact was on the Eastern United States and Cuba. The cyclone moved through the Gulf of Mexico, and then through the Eastern United States before moving into Canada. Areas as far south as central Alabama and Georgia received 6 to 8 inches (15 to 20 cm) of snow and areas such as Birmingham, Alabama, received up to 12 inches (30 cm) with isolated reports of 16 inches (41 cm). Even the Florida Panhandle reported up to 4 inches (10 cm),[2] with hurricane-force wind gusts and record low barometric pressures. Between Louisiana and Cuba, hurricane-force winds produced high storm surges across northwestern Florida, which along with scattered tornadoes killed dozens of people. Record cold temperatures were seen across portions of the South and East in the wake of this storm. In the United States, the storm was responsible for the loss of electric power to over 10 million customers. It is purported to have been directly experienced by nearly 40 percent of the country's population at that time.[3] A total of 318 people perished during this storm.[4]



The warm sector of the storm produced an intense derecho.



Brought a significant storm surge to the west coast of FL.



And of course the blizzard in Alabama.



Some statistics from the storm:

Lowest Barometric Pressure: 960 mb
Lowest Temperature: %u221212 F (%u221224 C
Maximum snowfall:69 in (180 cm) Mt.Le Conte, TN
Tornado Count: 11 in FL.

Link
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Pretty dark just to my west along the coast, just heard some thunder, should have some good soaking rain here soon, decent little cell moving in.
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Quoting 575. yoboi:



Hey I am not the person that tried to pass off volume numbers as extent to alarm people.......

Is that better or worse than changing a post after it's been quoted and accusing the person who quoted the original of making things up about you?

Yeah, this road. You want to get off it.
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Quoting 576. Grothar:


I tried to get them on that yesterday, but it seems someone beat me to it. I believe it was to honor Robert Simpson who helped desgin the Saffir-Simpson scale on hurricane. He turned 101 this week and still going. He was an interesting and bright man and contributed an enormous amount of study into hurricane and meteorolgy, and I believe he once sat behind me in high school.





Ah. That is a very nice thing to do in honor of him. Thanks, Grothar! :P
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Quoting 549. Torito:
Apparently, this system moving off the coast of the USA has been named Simpson... Can someone explain why?... I am confused.


Simpson:



I tried to get them on that yesterday, but it seems someone beat me to it. I believe it was to honor Robert Simpson who helped design the Saffir-Simpson scale on hurricane. He turned 101 this week and still going. He was an interesting and bright man and contributed an enormous amount of study into hurricanes and meteorology, and I believe he once sat behind me in high school.


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575. yoboi
Quoting 570. Naga5000:


Come on, think harder. What is the definition of sea ice extent? Once you get that figured out, then ask yourself is it possible to have no sea ice extent, but still have sea ice?



Hey I am not the person that tried to pass off volume numbers as extent to alarm people.......
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Quoting 573. GTstormChaserCaleb:
The ice melted in my drink, I blame Global Warming. :D

It's not AGW's fault until the ice melts before it gets into your drink. ;)
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Quoting 566. yoboi:



ok...ice-free [ahys-free] Show IPA


adjective

1.

free of ice.
The ice melted in my drink, I blame Global Warming. :D
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I thank this extreme winter weather since most areas were in drought only a few years back. Lets hope the Geo-engineers decide to water CA and region its definitely there turn for the waterworks.
Quoting 558. hydrus:
The Great Lakes forecast temp 3 months out is still below average..Makes sense since they will remain cold for a very long time, even when things warm up.

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Quoting 566. yoboi:



ok...ice-free [ahys-free] Show IPA


adjective

1.

free of ice.

Keep looking...
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Quoting 566. yoboi:



ok...ice-free [ahys-free] Show IPA


adjective

1.

free of ice.


Come on, think harder. What is the definition of sea ice extent? Once you get that figured out, then ask yourself is it possible to have no sea ice extent, but still have sea ice?
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Quoting 565. catastropheadjuster:


Thank you for answering me, I really thought the way Elnino was doing it was going to be quite. But thank for taking the time to answer me. Have a great day.

sheri



You too!
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The little Spanish boy is at it again !!
Quoting 567. PatrioticThinking:
Correct me if I am wrong the Pacific has begun its warming trend as this directly leads to an increase in African spawned tropical depression events. To answer this is most likely the first year of more to follow with worse case scenarios.


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Correct me if I am wrong the Pacific has begun its warming trend as this directly leads to an increase in African spawned tropical depression events. To answer this is most likely the first year of more to follow with worse case scenarios.
Quoting 551. catastropheadjuster:
Good morning everyone, I was just wondering about people thoughts on the up coming Hurricane Season. Does it seem like it's going to be a quite one? I've been sitting back reading all winter like usual and just wondering about everyones opinion.

Thank you,
Sheri

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566. yoboi
Quoting 563. Birthmark:

Novel idea: Look it up.



ok...ice-free [ahys-free] Show IPA


adjective

1.

free of ice.
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Quoting 552. Torito:



I'm thinking it is going to be less active than normal, due to the el nino that is forecast to come during the summer, which causes strong upper level winds to head across the Caribbean. This causes unfavorable wind shear that limits tropical cyclone development.


My numbers this year?

I'm going for about 10-2-1.



Thank you for answering me, I really thought the way Elnino was doing it was going to be quite. But thank for taking the time to answer me. Have a great day.

sheri
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Good morning everyone no climate change here, weather seems normal with overcast skies and steady light to moderate rain.
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Quoting 560. yoboi:



How can something be ice free and still have ice??????

Novel idea: Look it up.
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NYC firefighters and police respond to reports of a building explosion and fire in Harlem, authorities say. Details soon.
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560. yoboi
Quoting 497. Birthmark:

I, too, think you'd be out five bucks. I think a year or two later is a decent (but no means sure bet) for the Arctic to be ice free (less than 1 million sq km of ice).em>



How can something be ice free and still have ice??????
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Quoting 542. StormWx:


I would say the meteor theory is most unlikely, lol. We know nothing, its very interesting to say the least. As for the families, i feel for them.
Well, if the pilots did try to land, they passed not one but two potential airports on the island they could have landed at. They probably landed on a remote island to refuel and off again, flying dark...probably to just "steal" a plane.
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The Great Lakes forecast temp 3 months out is still below average..Makes sense since they will remain cold for a very long time, even when things warm up.
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