Quiet in the Atlantic; Karina Forms, Julio Dying in the Pacific

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:00 PM GMT on August 14, 2014

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In the Central Pacific, Tropical Storm Julio, located about 700 miles north of Honolulu, Hawaii, is nearing its end as high wind shear rips away at it. Julio was a hurricane most of this week in the waters north of Hawaii where no hurricane had ever been recorded before. Ordinarily, hurricanes cannot exist in those waters because of sea surface temperatures that are near 25°C, which is too cold to support a hurricane. However, ocean temperatures have been near 26 - 26.5°C this week, which is about 1°C above average, and warm enough to support a hurricane.


Figure 1. Hurricane Julio in the North Pacific 600 miles north of Hawaii at 21:10 UTC August 13, 2014. Image credit: NASA.

Hawaii should keep an eye on Tropical Storm Karina, which formed in the waters south of Mexico's Baja Peninsula on Wednesday. Karina is expected to intensify into a hurricane by Friday, and is headed west towards Hawaii. However, none of the computer models are currently predicting the Karina will affect Hawaii, as the storm is expected to become entangled early next week with tropical disturbance 90E, which lies 1300 miles east-southeast of the Big Island of Hawaii. This tropical disturbance could also become a tropical storm this weekend; in their 8 am EDT Tropical Weather Outlook NHC gave 90E 5-day odds of development of 70%. Karina's formation gives the Eastern Pacific 11 named storms, 6 hurricanes, and 5 intense hurricane so far this season, which is well above average. In a typical Eastern Pacific hurricane season, there should have been 7 named storms, 4 hurricanes, and 1 intense hurricane by August 14.

Quiet in the Atlantic
In a typical Atlantic hurricane season, there should have been 3 named storms, 1 hurricane, and 0 intense hurricanes by August 14. So far this season, we have had 2 named storms (Arthur and Bertha), both of which became hurricanes. The typical formation date of the season's fourth named storm is August 23. There are no tropical cyclone threat areas in the Atlantic to discuss today, and none of the reliable models for tropical cyclone formation is predicting development during the coming five days. The next chance for tropical storm formation would appear to be from a tropical wave coming off the coast of Africa early next week, but dry air will continue to interfere with development of any potential Atlantic systems for at least the next week.

Jeff Masters

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773. LargoFl
5:09 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
florida weather blog..............................Link
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772. GatorWX
4:46 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Hey all.

Another day of anomalous onshore flow.

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771. LargoFl
3:44 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
very dangerous here this morning........................................... ........
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770. Sfloridacat5
3:06 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
I'd like to see something spin up down in the Southern GOM.
Low shear, tons of moisture, 90 degree water.

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769. sar2401
3:03 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting Sfloridacat5:
Stormy morning across many locations. I've got some action moving into my area here in S. Fort Myers (hearing the thunder rumbling).

Clear blue skies with a temperature 0f 82 and a dewpoint of 66 in SE AL. Our last nice day though, with temperatures expected to rebound to highs near 150 and a dewpoint of 120, with heat index of 297. No rain though. The atmosphere won't be all that unstable.
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768. JNFlori30A
2:59 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Happy Friday all!
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767. Skyepony (Mod)
2:58 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Been alot of volcano activity this week. Here's another in the Philippines that may blow.
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766. HaoleboySurfEC
2:58 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 757. sar2401:

There was a time when offices always closed on the weekend and you could always go fishing. Fishing will always do you more good than getting caught up on "work". I have yet to see a tombstone that said "I wish I would have spent more time at the office". :-)


Hooray!
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765. FOREX
2:57 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 762. weatherman994:

Does anyone think that ex94L will make it into the Gulf and western carribean


I want it to, but don't have much hope.
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764. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:57 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
763. Skyepony (Mod)
2:55 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Extreme Weather in Nepal on Friday, 15 August, 2014 at 07:37 (07:37 AM) UTC.
Description
As the rains lashed the country since Wednesday, at least 10 people have died in floods and landslides while a major bridge on the East-West Highway caved in, cutting off the eastern region from the rest of Nepal. Six people went missing, hundreds of houses were inundated and transportation was obstructed along various roadways owing to water-induced disasters nationwide. A few houses were damaged while over a dozen people sustained injuries in the incidents. Security personnel have been mobilised to rescue victims. In Jajarkot, two persons died and as many others went missing in separate incidents of landslide on Thursday. Nabarati Bohara and her eight-year-old son were killed when a landslip swept away a house at Sakla-3. Three other family members were seriously hurt. The villagers rescued the injured three hours later. Deputy Superintendent of Police Chakra Bahadur Singh said Ishara Nepali and Prakash Nepali went missing in a landslide at Ramidanda-9, Jajarkot, in their bid to flee. Six people were injured. Jivan Rawal, a local, told the Post that the injured were deprived of treatment in the lack of a health facility close by and roads and bridges rendered impassable. Our correspondent in Rukum said two persons were buried in a landslide at Chunbang VDC-8 on Thursday evening.

Police identified the dead as Bimala Gharti and her brother Bijaya Gharti. Two others were injured. Five persons were swept away by floods in Morang, Sindhuli and Udayapur districts while four others went missing in similar incidents in Siraha, Udayapur and Dhanusha districts. In Morang, Karna Bahadur Kepchhaki of Letang and Khadga Bahadur Limbu of Barangi were swept while crossing rain-fed local streams. In Sindhuli, Bhakta Bahadur Shrestha of Hatpate was caught by the Kamala river in his bid to cross it. One Bhanubhakta Rai of Ilam was swept away by the Dwar stream in Udayapur, police said, while Gopal Bhitrikoti of Tulasi-2 was carried by the Sinduri stream in Dhanusha. In Chitwan, Renuka Chepang, a 22-year-old pregnant woman, died when a landslide crushed her while working in the field at Shaktikhor-2. Scores of houses were inundated in Banke, Bardiya, Chitwan, Rautahat, Sarlahi and Siraha districts, displacing hundreds of people. In Bardiya alone, about 300 houses were waterlogged at Mahammadpur and Gulariya. Vehicular movement came to a halt on the Dhanusha-Mahottari stretch of the East-West Highway as a bridge across the Ratu stream caved in. Authorities said the flood damaged a pillar to the west, sinking the bridge 38 cm. Sections of BP Highway, Koshi Highway and Beni-Jomsom road have also been disrupted. The volume of water in the Koshi river was recorded this year's highest 306,430 cusec on Thursday. Thirty-eight floodgates were opened in order to reduce the disaster risk.

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762. weatherman994
2:54 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Does anyone think that ex94L will make it into the Gulf and western carribean
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761. FOREX
2:53 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Looks like 94L will be moving into hostile conditions soon. No chance for development according to TWC expert.
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760. weathermanwannabe
2:52 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 757. sar2401:

There was a time when offices always closed on the weekend and you could always go fishing. Fishing will always do you more good than getting caught up on "work". I have yet to see a tombstone that said "I wish I would have spent more time at the office". :-)
I am hoping that all the red ssts in the Gulf will translate into a few Redfish tomorrow on the flats between Caribelle and East Point on the coast so I can update my picture on here with a bigger one......................(Had to let that one go cause it was over our local 27" limit.........It clocked in at 31").
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759. Sfloridacat5
2:48 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Stormy morning across many locations. I've got some action moving into my area here in S. Fort Myers (hearing the thunder rumbling).

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758. saltydog1327
2:47 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting weathermanwannabe:
We have been very fortunate in the Gulf region for the past several years with the lack of a major cane in that region impacting as such at landfall. For those who remember, there was a lot of talk a few seasons ago (including Dr. Masters) on the potential impact of an "oil cane" during the Horizon oil spill in the Gulf; thankfully, it did not happen that year. We all know, and have been saying the old "Gulf is boiling-watch out" every September; that is a given but just noting that Gulf temps are particularly warm this year and particularly around the Yucatan Channel and the Florida Straights; that is what a few months of consistent high pressure ridging, and lack of SAL proliferation that far West will do:

The thing is... there is still a lot of that oil still washing up on our coasts and barrier islands... even though it has been several years since the DW Horizon occurred, it would still drum up a huge amount of that oil that is hidden!!!
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757. sar2401
2:46 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting weathermanwannabe:
Good News for me during this lull period. Was planning to come to work tomorrow to get caught up and just got the e-mail; computers down over the weekend for updating. Guess I have to change plans and go fishing and just got the forecast for tomorrow morning in the Big Bend of Florida:

SATURDAY

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 93 F

There was a time when offices always closed on the weekend and you could always go fishing. Fishing will always do you more good than getting caught up on "work". I have yet to see a tombstone that said "I wish I would have spent more time at the office". :-)
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756. Grothar
2:44 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
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755. weathermanwannabe
2:40 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
If we do get a storm in the Caribbean later on down the road headed towards the Western Caribbean on the way towards the Western tip of Cuba/Yucatan channel, we are going to see some pretty strong intensity modelling if sheer also cooperates at that time.  Looking pretty good shear-wise in that region at the moment but thankfully nothing there to develop this week:



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754. georgevandenberghe
2:39 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 713. FOREX:



Well, I guess we will be blogging about this for the next 600 posts. Oh well.


If it's just 600 posts, we should be done in oh say, an hour.
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753. GTstormChaserCaleb
2:38 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
I know this is far out, but if ex-94L can manage to get into the GOM then watch out.

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752. hurricanes2018
2:36 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
right now P17L got a good spin with no rain in the center of low p18L start to move to far north and the dry air will eat it for lunch! and we have to wait unit p19L hit the water by next week
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751. sar2401
2:34 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting weathermanwannabe:
We have been very fortunate in the Gulf region for the past several years with the lack of a major cane in that region impacting as such at landfall.  For those who remember, there was a lot of talk a few seasons ago (including Dr. Masters) on the potential impact of an "oil cane" during the Horizon oil spill in the Gulf; thankfully, it did not happen that year.  We all know, and have been saying the old "Gulf is boiling-watch out" every September; that is a given but just noting that Gulf temps are particularly warm this year and particularly around the Yucatan Channel and the Florida Straights; that is what a few months of consistent high pressure ridging, and lack of SAL proliferation that far West will do:
ROCKET FUEL!!!
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750. ncstorm
2:31 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Got a new pouch



SYNOPSIS 2014081500

P19L
12N, 15E
700 hPa

ECMWF: Distinct pouch for the first couple days over Africa, becoming a bit more difficult to track at 72 hours. Tracks to the northwest over west Africa, emerging over the Atlantic at a relatively high latitude. Regains circulation over the ocean.

GFS: Similar NW track as ECMWF. Peak OW values on Days 3-4 while still over Africa.

UKMET: (Warning: Initial position is actually east of the domain boundary of 15E, so the indicated position is not correct, but a position must be assigned in order for the rest of the script to work.) Also tracks to the northwest, but does not gain as much latitude as ECMWF and GFS.

NAVGEM: A weak pouch is trackable for 36 hours before it weakens. After another day, there is indication of a little reintensification, but the temporal gap is too much to be certain it is P19L.

HWRF-GEN:

ECMWF -10.2 v700 120h
GFS -9.9 v700 120h
UKMET -11.2 v700 120h
NAVGEM -9.8 v700 36h
HWGEN ———— ———— ———h
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749. weathermanwannabe
2:31 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
We have been very fortunate in the Gulf region for the past several years with the lack of a major cane in that region impacting as such at landfall.  For those who remember, there was a lot of talk a few seasons ago (including Dr. Masters) on the potential impact of an "oil cane" during the Horizon oil spill in the Gulf; thankfully, it did not happen that year.  We all know, and have been saying the old "Gulf is boiling-watch out" every September; that is a given but just noting that Gulf temps are particularly warm this year and particularly around the Yucatan Channel and the Florida Straights; that is what a few months of consistent high pressure ridging, and lack of SAL proliferation that far West will do:
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748. Skyepony (Mod)
2:30 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Extreme Weather in Bangladesh on Friday, 15 August, 2014 at 03:10 (03:10 AM) UTC.
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Lightning killed a farmer in Meherpur, three people in Brahmanbaria, two in Bogra and one in Moulvibazar districts yesterday and the day before. A farmer was killed and three others were injured in separate incidents of lighting at different villages in Gangni upazila of Meherpur district yesterday. The deceased is Shamsuzzaman Bhadu, 45, of Kunjanagar village, reports our Kushtia correspondent. Sources said lightning struck Bhadu while he was working at his cropland around 11:00am yesterday, leaving him dead on the spot. Meanwhile, in another incident, a woman and two minor girls were injured at Chandpur village when thunderbolt struck them at their house yard. In Brahmanbaria, thunderbolt killed three people, including a teenage girl in two upazilas of the district yesterday and the day before. Sources said, Sajeda Begum, 15, was working at a field at Mayarampur village in Bancharampur upazila when a thunderbolt struck her, leaving her dead on the spot. Meanwhile, Rakib Mia, 15, of Bhairab upazila in Kishoreganj district and Sahab Uddin, 22, of Krishnanagar village in Nabinagar upazila were struck by lighting when the duo along with their fellows were playing soccer at a nearby filed of the village, leaving them dead on the spot. In Bogra, two people were killed and four others injured by lightning in Sherpur upazila in Bogra on Wednesday. One of the deceased was identified as Tamanna Akhtar, 12, daughter of Kamal Hosain of Garidah union, but the name of the other deceased could not be ascertained immediately, reports our Bogra correspondent. In Moulvibazar, a man was killed and four others were injured by lighting at Kawakandi village in Tahirpur upazila of Sunamganj district on Wednesday, our Moulvibazar correspondent reported that. The deceased is Jahed Mia, 35, son of Rahman Mia of the village. Kabir Mia, one of the injured, said a thunderbolt struck Jahed along with few of them while they were fishing at a nearby water-body, leaving Jahed dead on the spot.
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747. hurricanes2018
2:29 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
that tropical wave is moving wnw right next to the coast of AFRICAN
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746. islander101010
2:28 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
ed use models as guidance not set in stone. speaking of models canadian is latching on to a s california event
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745. jrweatherman
2:27 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 742. hurricanes2018:

wow that is lots of Lightning strikes over there!!


Wet morning here in Tampa Bay. Lot's of lightning. Hopefully it will clear out this afternoon but if the sun comes out it will get extremely humid.
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744. SLU
2:27 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 734. TropicalAnalystwx13:

Beautiful waves, not-so-beautiful environment (the stratocumulus clouds north of the waves tell the story of dry air):




Sigh.

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743. HaoleboySurfEC
2:26 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 697. tlawson48:



I remember that winter. I lived in same foothills for 25 years. Many a frigid evening spent pushing multiple feet of snow off the roof. I moved to southern Maine, where its downright balmy by comparison in the winter. 80" of snow instead of 200" and lows of -18F instead of -35F! :)


Yes the tropical waters off New England...because wet snow is so much warmer...lol I do miss X-Country skiing at Sunday River Inn greatly.
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742. hurricanes2018
2:23 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 693. StormTrackerScott:

Lightning count has dropped by over 200 strikes in the last 30 minutes as the storms near me finally weakened.
wow that is lots of Lightning strikes over there!!
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741. allancalderini
2:23 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 738. Doppler22:


He's playing hide and seek :p
How can that be consider a tc? The Central pacific center needs to be kidding me.
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739. hurricanes2018
2:20 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
u see the dry air in both lows!! the both lows lost all them rain in the center because of the dry air!!
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738. Doppler22
2:18 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 733. silas:

Where is Julio??? Did he get lost again? Lol.



He's playing hide and seek :p
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737. Sfloridacat5
2:16 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting jrweatherman:


C.

Look at the water vapor in the Atlantic and compare it to the MDR in the Pacific. Something has to change - just don't know when.


The EastPac is usually a pretty favorable environment for tropical activity.
The ITCZ is well established and they're getting a nice moisture feed from Central and South America.
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735. weathermanwannabe
2:12 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Good News for me during this lull period.  Was planning to come to work tomorrow to get caught up and just got the e-mail; computers down over the weekend for updating.  Guess I have to change plans and go fishing and just got the forecast for tomorrow morning in the Big Bend of Florida:

SATURDAY

Mostly Sunny

Mostly
Sunny

High: 93 °F

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734. TropicalAnalystwx13
2:09 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Beautiful waves, not-so-beautiful environment (the stratocumulus clouds north of the waves tell the story of dry air):

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733. silas
2:08 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Where is Julio??? Did he get lost again? Lol.

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732. Sfloridacat5
2:04 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting unknowncomic:



Plume of moisture on the upper right trying to merge with the MDR.

a) This will jump start the CV season.

b) Shred every thing in its path.

c) No effect.

d) Who gives a s***?


There's lots of activity (west to east) up around 40 degree N. Latitude. Then we've got high pressure setup below this active zone.

Unfortunately we don't have anything happening below this high pressure zone. We should be seeing CV systems moving through this zone, but this year its dominated by dry air.
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731. jrweatherman
2:02 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 727. unknowncomic:




Plume of moisture on the upper right trying to merge with the MDR.

a) This will jump start the CV season.

b) Shred every thing in its path.

c) No effect.

d) Who gives a s***?



C.

Look at the water vapor in the Atlantic and compare it to the MDR in the Pacific. Something has to change - just don't know when.
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730. Naga5000
2:00 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 724. Wildcat11:



Oh ok. So I guess an increased number of hurricanes would be evidence of Global Cooling?


No, your first statement is wrong, and this statement is wrong. Number of hurricanes (which basin are you taking about, or are you saying globally as well?) has no direct relation to warming or cooling globally. The statement ignores other variables in storm formation such as shear, relative humidity, SAL, etc. that may also be affected by changing climate.

Your mistake is that you assumed a 1 to 1 correlation between hurricanes and global warming, it isn't that simple.

Clearly ocean surface, ocean sub surface, and land surface temperatures show upward trends with the total amount of energy in the system accelerating over time. Currently, the science doesn't seem to show there being an impact positive or negative in storm numbers, this page is a good place to start learning: Link
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729. JrWeathermanFL
1:53 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
I'm NEVER going to relate a current happening to the polar vortex or global warming...Climate change, whatever you wanna call it...

Yes the globe is warming. But not drastically enough yet to have felt any changes in say number of cyclones..
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728. luvtogolf
1:52 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 690. StormTrackerScott:

It just turned pitch black here in Apopka. If this is what I have to look forward to during El-Nino this Fall & Winter then I would rather take this then a 20% invest of developing in 5 days.

Very impressive lightning all morning and even caught a lightning strike with a Rainbow in the background on my camera.


That is IF we have an El-Nino this Fall. BTW, this westerly weather pattern is not El-Nino driven. But I'm sure you do know that.
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726. DCSwithunderscores
1:48 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 712. Wildcat11:

The decreased number of hurricanes is evidence of Global Cooling


There's a more direct way of checking for a global warming trend or a global cooling trend than going by hurricane and tropical storm activity in one part of the world for part of one season, and that is by using global average temperature assessments. According to the US National Climatic Data Center, May 2014 was the record hottest May globally, and June 2014 was the record hottest June globally. This follows 350 consecutive calendar months that were warmer than average globally (based on the 20th century average for each month of the year). The July result hasn't been released yet, but July 2014 was also warmer than the 20th century average for July, and August 2014 will be warmer than the 20th century average for August. There are multiple lines of evidence that point to a global warming trend.
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725. GTstormChaserCaleb
1:45 PM GMT on August 15, 2014




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723. georgevandenberghe
1:39 PM GMT on August 15, 2014
Quoting 476. sar2401:

I take it all the important people in the movie weren't killed by being carried away in an EF-10 twister then...
Quoting 501. georgevandenberghe:



They should have gotten a convective specialist to go over some of the really hokey lines. We also just don't miss monster tornado setups in the second decade of the 21'st century as everyone else in the movie story did. I also REALLY did not like the plotline bailing out of the school to try to outrun the storm in school buses. The risk of an utter tragedy as the buses are overtaken (as would happen in real life) is too high. The monster storm moved unrealistically slowly.

It was entertaining for two hours though and I remain glad I didn't choose one of the comic book adaptation movies or the Purge as my other alternatives. I just grabbed a period of quiet at home to take my wife out to a movie away from the teens (none of whom wanted to go)



One other thing I remember was that the tornado safe tank was rated for winds up to 170kt. Tornado winds have been known to be stronger than this since the 19'th century and no one would try to intercept a tornado with a vehicle that flimsy.
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