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President Obama Delivering Major Climate Change Speech Today

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 1:19 PM GMT on June 25, 2013

At 1:55pm today, Tuesday June 25th, President Obama will speak at Georgetown University on the growing threat of climate change. It's the first formal dedicated speech he's given on the issue since he was elected in 2008, and the President will lay out his vision of where we need to go and what we can to do to address and prepare for the serious implications of a changing climate. President Obama is expected to announce a series of actions to combat climate change that do not require Congressional approval, including the regulation of new and existing power plants by the EPA to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The speech will not address the status of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline between the United States and Canada, though.

The Weather Channel will be presenting the President's speech live at 1:55pm ET, with special live coverage including expert commentary before and after. I'll be one of the guests, and will appear live between 1:30 - 3:00 pm EDT during several of the segments. You can also listen to President Obama's speech live at http://whitehouse.gov/live. Late this afternoon, I plan to make a new blog post on the speech. Will the President lay out a vision for getting us into the end zone, or will he merely hand off the ball for another plunge into the line of Mother Nature's increasingly ferocious tacklers?


Video 1. Preview of President Obama's climate change speech.

Jeff Masters

Climate Change Politics

The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

Reader Comments

Quoting GTcooliebai:
CMC came in more east this run around the Big Bend Area, looks weaker too, and quite petite.



"Petite"?
1502. nigel20
Quoting KoritheMan:


"Petite"?

Lol!
Quoting KoritheMan:
Any idea what happened to the Navy's archive of microwave/satellite data? It was very valuable to me, and now the link doesn't work?

Link

On the rare chance any of you will actually know what's going on with the servers, is this just a temporary hiccup, or did they limit access for a reason?

Kinda pissed off now...


It happened to me several times before, and I'm sure others have. I am frustrated when things like this happen, which limits my collection of data and analysis. It should be back on soon.
1504. sar2401
Quoting GTcooliebai:
LOL I would like to know the same thing too! The strongest it gets is 1002 mb. now.

Seems like this is exactly where the CMC is not to be trusted. The genesis low off the Yucatan looks so petite as to be initially unnoticeable. This has all the earmarks of either wanting to turn into a ghost storm or having it be a garden variety low that brings some welcome rain to the Gulf coast. At 7 days out, the CMC starts to break down on both track and intensity.
My quick brief comment about the potential NW Caribbean or GOM/BOC tropical system. It has a good shot of developing late this weekend into early next week. The question is that, where is it going to go if it develops? It's a 50/50 shot between Mexico/TX or LA to FL Pandhandle. IMO.
1507. sar2401
Quoting WunderYakuza:
Hello everyone. The problems with comments today was my fault. Some code that was not ready to see the light of day...saw the light of day.

The bug has now been fixed, I hope. Comments which are edited should no longer be truncated. Sorry for the trouble, and sorry that people lost some comments.


And what a day to pick, by chance, I'm sure, to have new code released. Back when I was in the business, we released new code only at 0200 Sunday morning. We had the fewest people around to get cranked off at us when the code broke and things didn't work. :-)
Quoting RGVtropicalWx13:
My quick brief comment about the potential NW Caribbean or GOM/BOC tropical system. It has a good shot of developing late this weekend into early next week. The question is that, where is it going to go if it develops? It's a 50/50 shot between Mexico/TX or LA to FL Pandhandle. IMO.


Agreed.
1509. nigel20
I'm out...enjoy the rest of the night/morning.
Quoting nigel20:
I'm out...enjoy the rest of the night/morning.

Good Night Nigel!
1511. sar2401
Quoting largeeyes:
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a 6-foot wave that hit the East Coast earlier this month was a rare tsunami.

OK, so it wasn't a tsunami - it was a meteotsunami, caused by a pressure wave off the coast from the low-end derecho of June 13. My goodness, all sorts of new things happening lately. BTW, the NOAA link in the article doesn't work.
1512. sar2401
Quoting nigel20:
I'm out...enjoy the rest of the night/morning.

CU, Nigel.
1513. sar2401
Quoting RGVtropicalWx13:
My quick brief comment about the potential NW Caribbean or GOM/BOC tropical system. It has a good shot of developing late this weekend into early next week. The question is that, where is it going to go if it develops? It's a 50/50 shot between Mexico/TX or LA to FL Pandhandle. IMO.

One would think that, between Mexico all the way over to the Panhandle, someone can claim victory if anything happens.
Like I said no one knows where this potential system may end up! For our weather our drought has been very bad over here. We could use a Tropical Storm here, but not to strong though. Don't want rain and wind at the same time. That can cause problems with the ongoing drought already. A nice steady rain is all we need!
1515. sar2401
Quoting gulfbreeze:
How can a oil pipe line be carbon neutral. Maybe Airforce 1 needs to be carbon neutral and his motor cade .

It's carbon neutral compared to the only other way oil can be bought here from Canada - by rail. Now, there are some who say that the chief reason why Obama has opposed Keystone is the vast majority of this required rail transport will be carried by one railroad - the BNSF. It just so happens that the BNSF was bought by Warren Buffet, a friend and large dollar campaign supporter of Obama in the 2012 election. He purchased the BNSF in 2010, which I'm sure was just a coincidence in timing compared to the election.

The big problem now is the State Department report commissioned by Hillary Clinton showed that using rail transport compared to the pipeline would contribute about 7 billion tons of carbon to the atmosphere. The pipeline would contribute about 500 million tons. Kind of hard to support an option which is clearly at odds with his goal of reducing carbon emissions. Thus, he's in a dilemma, and his buddy Warren may get left holding the bag.
Still at 75 kt from the 06z ATCF update:

EP, 03, 2013062606, , BEST, 0, 182N, 1139W, 75, 981, HU,
Good Day to all! Anything new in the tropical regions of the world? Cosme topped out and on the way to a slow demise......GEM still stubbornly hanging on to a tropical cyclone of some strength from Louisiana to Florida. Saw a GFS Ensemble forecast 12z 25 June had some of it's members possibly sniffing something out in the vicinity of BOC/GOM. Anything else uh brewing?
omg I just got off and I see we having model disagreement. I hope this system does not end up like Debby from last year. That would be bad!
Boiling Hot!


We hardly got to know thee Cosme,
Quoting bigwes6844:
Boiling Hot!


Ready to Rumble huh?
1522. sar2401
Quoting bigwes6844:
Boiling Hot!


There you go again. The Gulf is not boiling. Most of the water temperatures are right at or slightly below average. It's not that hard to look this stuff up. At this rate, we're going to start hearing that tired old "rocket fuel" thing again.

Never mind - the data didn't format. Go to here to see the actuals and averages.
1523. sar2401
Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:
Good Day to all! Anything new in the tropical regions of the world? Cosme topped out and on the way to a slow demise......GEM still stubbornly hanging on to a tropical cyclone of some strength from Louisiana to Florida. Saw a GFS Ensemble forecast 12z 25 June had some of it's members possibly sniffing something out in the vicinity of BOC/GOM. Anything else uh brewing?

The latest run of the GEM/CMC now shows a weak low pressure system making it onshore around the Big Bend on 7/3. It has given up on the 993 millibar hurricane completely. I'm sure it will do something else on the next run. At this point, I'd say wait until Friday and maybe we'll get some model agreement.
1525. sar2401
Quoting wxchaser97:
For anyone who is still up or would like to read it, I did a blog update on Cosme. I'm tired and I'm going to bed, night everyone.

GN, WX97. Nice update. I've had it as well. CU you all later.
Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:
Good Day to all! Anything new in the tropical regions of the world? Cosme topped out and on the way to a slow demise......GEM still stubbornly hanging on to a tropical cyclone of some strength from Louisiana to Florida. Saw a GFS Ensemble forecast 12z 25 June had some of it's members possibly sniffing something out in the vicinity of BOC/GOM. Anything else uh brewing?


Nope. You about got it covered. :)
Quoting bigwes6844:
Boiling Hot!


Sure is getting warm out there. Some of our buoys don't record the water temp. But according to this it's heating up.

Do they have an official weather station here? Cosme center missed by about 80 miles to the SW of the Isla Socorro.
Anyone know the best way to keep batter on the onions prior to deep frying.....I dried em...did the shake and bake routine in a bag with cornstarch. I am using a basic beer batter recipe from the 17 million dollar income from last year chef Paula Deen. TIA

BTW Poor Paula was only # 4 Highest paid chef!


Bet ya diving conditions were not too good today
Quoting sar2401:


There you go again. The Gulf is not boiling. Most of the water temperatures are right at or slightly below average. It's not that hard to look this stuff up. At this rate, we're going to start hearing that tired old "rocket fuel" thing again.

Never mind - the data didn't format. Go to here to see the actuals and averages.
I know dat sar y u tripping! It boiling hot now I know its gonna get hotter im from new orleans
Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:


Ready to Rumble huh?
Yep Chantal is gonna have fun
BULLETIN
HURRICANE COSME ADVISORY NUMBER 12
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP032013
200 AM PDT WED JUN 26 2013

...COSME BEGINNING TO WEAKEN AS IT PASSES NEAR CLARION ISLAND...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...18.4N 114.5W
ABOUT 15 MI...25 KM E OF CLARION ISLAND MEXICO
ABOUT 430 MI...690 KM SW OF CABO SAN LUCAS MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...80 MPH...130 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 290 DEGREES AT 14 MPH...22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...983 MB...29.03 INCHES
HURRICANE COSME DISCUSSION NUMBER 12
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP032013
200 AM PDT WED JUN 26 2013

COSME LIKELY PEAKED WITH AN INTENSITY OF 75 KT AT 0000 AND 0600 UTC
BASED ON A BLEND OF VARIOUS SATELLITE INTENSITY ESTIMATES...AND THE
PRESENCE OF AN 18 NMI DIAMETER EYE IN WINDSAT...SSMIS...AND AMSU-B
MICROWAVE SATELLITE IMAGERY BETWEEN 0100 UTC AND 0430 UTC. OVER THE
PAST COUPLE OF HOURS SINCE THE 0600 UTC SATELLITE CURRENT INTENSITY
ESTIMATE OF T4.5/77 KT FROM BOTH TAFB AND SAB...THE CONVECTION ON
THE WEST SIDE OF THE CIRCULATION HAS ERODED SIGNIFICANTLY AS COSME
HAS BEGUN ITS TREK OVER COLDER WATERS. AS A RESULT...THE ADVISORY
INTENSITY HAS BEEN LOWERED SLIGHTLY TO 70 KT.

AFTER THE MULTIPLE JOGS AND WOBBLES IN THE TRACK OVER THE PAST TWO
DAYS...HURRICANE COSME APPEARS TO HAVE SETTLED INTO A NICE SMOOTH
MOTION OF 290/12 KT. THE CYCLONE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO MOVE
WEST-NORTHWESTWARD FOR THE NEXT 48 HOURS ALONG THE SOUTHERN
PERIPHERY OF A MASSIVE DEEP-LAYER RIDGE SITUATED TO ITS NORTH...
AND THEN TURN WESTWARD AFTER THAT FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE FORECAST
PERIOD. THE LATEST NHC MODEL GUIDANCE REMAINS TIGHTLY PACKED AND IN
EXCELLENT AGREEMENT...SO THE OFFICIAL FORECAST TRACK IS JUST AN
EXTENSION OF THE PREVIOUS ADVISORY TRACK.

COSME IS CURRENTLY PASSING OVER THE 26C SST ISOTHERM AND WILL
CONTINUE TO MOVE OVER COLDER WATER...REACHING SUB-22C SSTS BY 36
HOURS. THE VERTICAL SHEAR IS FORECAST TO BE LIGHT AND THE ROBUST
UPPER-LEVEL OUTFLOW PATTERN IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN INTACT FOR AT
LEAST THE NEXT 24 HOURS...FACTORS THAT COULD POSSIBLY HELP COSME
RETAIN HURRICANE STATUS FOR ANOTHER 6-12 HOURS. BY 18-24 HOURS...
HOWEVER...THE MUCH COLDER WATERS AND INCREASING COLD UPWELLING
BENEATH THE CYCLONE SHOULD INDUCE RAPID WEAKENING OF THE CYCLONE...
WITH DEGENERATION INTO A NON-CONVECTIVE REMNANT LOW BY 48 HOURS...
IF NOT SOONER. THE NHC INTENSITY FORECAST IS SIMILAR TO THE
PREVIOUS ADVISORY AND FOLLOWS THE DECAY-SHIPS MODEL...WHICH
INDICATES DISSIPATION OF THE CYCLONE BY 72 HOURS.

THE EXTENSIVE 12-FT SEAS RADII ARE THE RESULT OF LONG-FETCH
SOUTHERLY CROSS-EQUATORIAL FLOW GENERATING LARGE SWELLS...WHICH
WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT MUCH OF THE SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC COAST OF
MEXICO AND THE SOUTHERN BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA DURING THE NEXT
COUPLE OF DAYS.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 26/0900Z 18.4N 114.5W 70 KT 80 MPH
12H 26/1800Z 19.0N 116.3W 65 KT 75 MPH
24H 27/0600Z 19.9N 118.9W 50 KT 60 MPH
36H 27/1800Z 20.6N 121.6W 40 KT 45 MPH
48H 28/0600Z 21.1N 124.5W 30 KT 35 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
72H 29/0600Z 21.7N 129.8W 25 KT 30 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
96H 30/0600Z 21.7N 134.5W 25 KT 30 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
120H 01/0600Z 21.7N 138.1W 20 KT 25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW

$$
FORECASTER STEWART
nice outflow from cosme
Beginning to feel the effects of colder water.

..COSME BEGINNING TO WEAKEN AS IT PASSES NEAR CLARION ISLAND...
Hurricane Cosme
2:00 AM PDT Wed Jun 26
Location: 18.4°N 114.5°W
Moving: WNW at 14 mph
Min pressure: 983 mb
Max sustained: 80 mph
1538. Matt74
Quoting sar2401:


There you go again. The Gulf is not boiling. Most of the water temperatures are right at or slightly below average. It's not that hard to look this stuff up. At this rate, we're going to start hearing that tired old "rocket fuel" thing again.

Never mind - the data didn't format. Go to here to see the actuals and averages.
That's funny. Seems he's touched a nerve. But I'm with ya, it's not boiling hot.
slowly weakening.
Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:
Anyone know the best way to keep batter on the onions prior to deep frying.....I dried em...did the shake and bake routine in a bag with cornstarch. I am using a basic beer batter recipe from the 17 million dollar income from last year chef Paula Deen. TIA

BTW Poor Paula was only # 4 Highest paid chef!



I don't even dry my onions. Mix the beer and flour and seasoning of choice. (I use lots of Tony Chachere's) The trick is good hot grease. At least 310F to 325F degrees. When your grease is hot then take them out of the batter, let the excess batter drip off then drop em' in one at a time. The batter will instantly cook and not come off.
A trick my grandpa taught me about frying fish, fries, and onion rings is to throw a match in your grease. When the match lights, the grease is ready. Good luck and hope I answered your question.
1542. barbamz

Good morning and wow! Some of you should have had a bumpy night. I hope there isn't too much damage.


Amounts of rainfall in Germany yesterday (mm/liters). In eastern Germany there is some more flooding which is very inconvenient for people living there. But it won't be as widespread and dramatic as it had been two weeks ago.

Moreover I'm glad to see our WunderYakuza figured out what technically went wrong on the blog last night (see post #1438). I saw him updating his experimental blog quite often the last days, so I had the impression something new might have gone wrong. Never mind and thanks for all the efforts.

Have a good start into the day everybody!
Quoting HimacaneBrees:



I don't even dry my onions. Mix the beer and flour and seasoning of choice. (I use lots of Tony Chachere's) The trick is good hot grease. At least 310F to 325F degrees. When your grease is hot then take them out of the batter, let the excess batter drip off then drop em' in one at a time. The batter will instantly cook and not come off.
A trick my grandpa taught me about frying fish, fries, and onion rings is to throw a match in your grease. When the match lights, the grease is ready. Good luck and hope I answered your question.


I concur, make sure the oil if proper hot enough or all the previous readiness will be for nada!
Starting my day. Be back when the good Doc changes the blog subject of the day.
1545. ryandad
Quoting Autistic2:
Starting my day. Be back when the good Doc changes the blog subject of the day.



Amen! Not what it used to be, that's for sure.
1546. Walshy
Quoting Autistic2:
Starting my day. Be back when the good Doc changes the blog subject of the day.



Posted by: JeffMasters, 1:19 PM GMT on June 25, 2013

Late this afternoon, I plan to make a new blog post on the speech.
Just thought I would let everyone know, we have a "new" Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He was voted in as Labor Prime Minister way back in 2007.
1548. GatorWX
Quoting HurricaneHunterJoe:
Anyone know the best way to keep batter on the onions prior to deep frying.....I dried em...did the shake and bake routine in a bag with cornstarch. I am using a basic beer batter recipe from the 17 million dollar income from last year chef Paula Deen. TIA

BTW Poor Paula was only # 4 Highest paid chef!


Dry flour, than batter? I'm a chef, but I've honestly never made onion rings, but with most stuff, this generally helps. And use tongs to grab the rings out of the batter. Your hand tend to stick to the food and pull off the batter. Always remember to shake off excess. I know you probably made them last night, but for future...
The US Desert Southwest is looking nasty this weekend. A few examples:

--Death Valley is forecast to hit 129 on Sunday, which would be the hottest June day ever there (and just five degrees away from the all-time world high temperature recorded there in 1913)

--Las Vegas is expected to see three or four days near or above 115 (a rarity for June), and is expected to make a run at its highest temperature ever of 117.

--It's not likely, but there's an outside chance either Arizona or Nevada or both could equal or better their all-time state high temperature records.

hot

"Potentially Historic & Prolonged Heat". Gee, sounds like fun... ;-)
Quoting ryandad:
Not what it used to be, that's for sure.
That's true, I suppose. This used to be just another web log with a singular and narrow focus on tropical weather. Now it's matured into a world-class blog with a wide global readership, and one that covers all weather everywhere--not just of the tropical variety--along with both climate change and government policy to deal with it.

IMO, it's a far better product now than it's ever been.
1550. Gearsts
I think the MJO is getting close lol
if i was in charge i:d blow off gw and deal with americans health. thats something we know for sure is happening. seems like in the s.e every other person is obese. its getting out of control. nothing to worry about yet in the tropics.
Quoting Civicane49:
Beginning to feel the effects of colder water.


Not once have I seen a cloud free eye. It looked the same with Isaac, Gustav, and Ike in the GOMEX. It's like marbles are stuck in there or something?!
Quoting HurricaneAndre:


No chance for anything to develop with that strong shear present.
1557. SLU
1559. ncstorm
Rain in SE NC since Saturday..Burgaw looking at almost 12 inches..courtesy of WWAY TV3



unfortunately more to come

Good Morning/Evening

What is it with all these bow echos? How many days have they been ripping across the central US?
1561. VR46L
Quoting opal92nwf:

Not once have I seen a cloud free eye. It looked the same with Isaac, Gustav, and Ike in the GOMEX. It's like marbles are stuck in there or something?!


Have to agree the eye never cleared . also he is now in the temperature zone that sends a Cane Extrop 25-26 C .also underneath the upper levels there is alot of dry air indicated on the RGB Cosme Long Floater - RGB Color Imagery Loop
1562. ncstorm
00z CMC






1563. VR46L
Btw Good Morning Folks!
Abaco,

SNAP didn't pass. So you may be wrong on that. The far left and right seem to have ripped the card in half. Z snap. (ala John Oliver)
Quoting sar2401:

So now it shows a dippy little low from the Yucatan, making landfall in the Big Bend, on July 3? What happened to our 993 mb hurricane? I'd sure like to know what exactly changed from last run to this one.


That's the CMC model for you, enjoy. 
1566. beell
Quoting AtHomeInTX:
hmmm... the first time I've read mention of the CMC


THE 24/12Z GFS/CANADIAN DETERMINISTIC RUNS EVENTUALLY GENERATE
SOME SORT OF TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IN THE GULF...AS A RESULT OF THE
PERSISTENT UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH AXIS INVOF 90W...


Somewhat weak mid-level trough split across the gulf. Only a hint of vorticity at 500mb in the 00Z GFS.

Hot, dry NW flow off the western US ridge may limit moisture for the western gulf at least.


06/26 00Z GFS 700mb-Valid Monday, July 1st
Good Morning. I am sure that Dr. Masters, as noted earlier this morning, will post a long Blog today breaking down GW/Carbon emissions issues. If Arctic ice melt, regardless of the exact causes, is causing the recent kinks in the jet stream in the Northern Hemisphere which has contributed to all manner of heat waves and strong severe weather events in recent years across Nations, then it is related to weather and many of the events that we routinely discuss on a weather blog.

No arguments or insults please and stay focused.......:)
Here is the current CIMSS shear chart for the North Atlantic. Most of the Atlantic and Caribbean is still in a high sheer mode as usual this time of the year. Only places with lower sheer at the moment is in the Gulf of Mexico and off the Eastern US seaboard; "likely" areas in term of traditional July tropical storm climatology.

Link

Have no idea if CMC will verify but it went from a full blown storm yesterday to a smaller low pressure area today. Could just be a ghost system. Bottom line is to keep an eye on any nice waves slipping into the Western Caribbean or any frontal remnants emerging off the SE Coast/Eastern seaboard as we go into July.

The "best" is yet to come in August once the Cape Verde wave train begins in earnest and the ITCZ lifts up to the magical 10 degree North mark; nothing out there at the moment to speak of.
Quoting Abacosurf:


SNAP isn't the only federal food program: There are currently 21 different programs providing food or food-purchasing assistance, administered by three different federal departments and one independent agency.
94% of those on food stamps use other forms of assistence.
Dependence day is next week!!! YAY!

Have you ever stood in line and watched 5 fat kids running around two grocery carts full of nothing but sugary, crappy food and they pay with your money that you paid in taxes?? Makes you feel good inside...huh.


Actually part of issue, for families who are on assistance and we have millions in this Country because of recent economic issues, is the very high cost of quality foods which includes veggies and meats that many people cannot afford to buy on a regular basis.

Your comments as to "fat kids" are not appreciated considering the number of teenagers which regularly blog on here...............Please talk about the weather.
Good morning folks

Quoting Abacosurf:


two grocery carts full of nothing but sugary, crappy food and they pay with your money that you paid in taxes??

Corn is very big business.
1574. LargoFl
Good morning folks!..gee i cannot believe the really Bad storms we have been getting lately at night here on the gulf coast of florida..huge amounts of lightning,wind and tons of rain..and..waterspouts coming on land..whats bad is..these storms have been happening at night..in the dark you cant see the waterspouts...well local met just said the weather pattern for storms changes today for my area..starting today..the storms start earlier here on the coast then move inland...well have a great day everyone and stay safe out there.
1575. LargoFl
1577. barbamz


NASA Image of the day: Astronaut View of Fires in Colorado: June 26, 2013 (click for more informations and photos)

Thick smoke billows across the landscape in these digital photographs of the western United States. Both photographs were taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on June 19, 2013.
We are off to a really bad start this morning. See Yall another day.
Quoting weathermanwannabe:
We are off to a really bad start this morning. See Yall another day.
Don't leave; just report and ignore. Remember, per the rules, political comments are allowed so long as they are "...in reference to science, science policy, or the blog topic". That means discussions of climate change policy are fine...but spewing ideological nonsense and baseless bigotry as some have done recently most definitely is not.
Good Morning to all!
Gifs messages love poems
Good evening Aussie!
Have A Good Evening
 
Looks like there are a lot of storms around Chicago right now.

 
Quoting Neapolitan:
Don't leave; just report and ignore. Remember, per the rules, political comments are allowed so long as they are "...in reference to science, science policy, or the blog topic". That means discussions of climate change policy are fine...but spewing ideological nonsense and baseless bigotry as some have done recently most definitely is not.
......medical science...fat....obese....diabetes
Quoting Neapolitan:
The US Desert Southwest is looking nasty this weekend. A few examples:

--Death Valley is forecast to hit 129 on Sunday, which would be the hottest June day ever there (and just five degrees away from the all-time world high temperature recorded there in 1913)

--Las Vegas is expected to see three or four days near or above 115 (a rarity for June), and is expected to make a run at its highest temperature ever of 117.

--It's not likely, but there's an outside chance either Arizona or Nevada or both could equal or better their all-time state high temperature records.

hot

"Potentially Historic & Prolonged Heat". Gee, sounds like fun... ;-)That's true, I suppose. This used to be just another web log with a singular and narrow focus on tropical weather. Now it's matured into a world-class blog with a wide global readership, and one that covers all weather everywhere--not just of the tropical variety--along with both climate change and government policy to deal with it.

IMO, it's a far better product now than it's ever been.


1584. RickWPB
Quoting boltdwright:


That's the CMC model for you, enjoy. 


CMC = Constantly Making Cyclones :)
1585. ncstorm
Political comments whatsover shouldn't be allowed on this blog..there is never a "discussion" concerning climate science, policy or govt however anyone wants to call it. Every morning, we have to read through nothing but arguments that ends up with name calling and putting down social groups. Usually they stop around 10am but yesterday was awful and this morning it starts right back up again!! I along with other bloggers is really sick of how this blog has just become filled with nothing but rhectoric and endless bickering. Dr. Masters, I know this is your blog but many posters here did not sign up to WU for political discussions. There are MANY people who feel the same way but afraid to say anything because of some type of targeting that will come their way. Moderators had a time yesterday and could only continually post the same post like they were moderating a kindergarten class. It has gone past ridiculous. Some things have got to change here.
(Looks around,sees the bickering is already starting then leaves).See ya's later.Will be waiting for some tropical interest later this weekend.
Quoting ncstorm:
Political comments whatsover shouldn't be allowed on this blog..there is never a "discussion" concerning climate science, policy or govt however anyone wants to call it. Every morning, we have to read through nothing but arguments that ends up with name calling and putting down social groups. Usually they stop around 10am but yesterday was awful and this morning it starts right back up again!! I along with other bloggers is really sick of how this blog has just become filled with nothing but rhectoric and endless bickering. Dr. Masters, I know this is your blog but many posters here did not sign up to WU for political discussions. There are MANY people who feel the same way but afraid to say anything because of some type of targeting that will come their way. Moderators had a time yesterday and could only continually post the same post like they were moderating a kindergarten class. It has gone past ridiculous. Some things have got to change here.


Look, I think discussions are fine. It's quite possible to have a discussion without resorting to name calling, stereotyping, and misrepresenting statements and facts.

You're right a lot of it is rhetoric and lacking factual backing. A lot of it is offensive. And like this mornings, unfairly targets certain groups.

Thanks for this post NC. I personally feel moderation should come down hard on those who decide to move the conversation from civil to uncivil. Maybe a culling of the repeat offenders will help at least in the short term.
Fairbanks, Alaska, saw it's warmest overnight low in 98 years yesterday when the temperature failed to drop below 70 (and the previous incident is termed "suspect" by the NWS). The average temperature for Fairbanks yesterday--that is, the mean of the high and the low--was 81 degrees. (By way of comparison, Atlanta--Deep South metropolis, sweaty summertime--saw an average yesterday of 80.)

It'll be hot again today once more across much of Alaska, then a gradual cooldown back to more normal temperatures begins:

Quoting Pensa2woodtx:
......medical science...fat....obese....diabetes


GMO's grown in a changing climate. All killing people slowly. All science and news
Quoting washingtonian115:
(Looks around,sees the bickering is already starting then leaves).See ya's later.Will be waiting for some tropical interest later this weekend.


I'm in lurk mode. If I find anything weather related I'll post it, that's it.
Quoting Naga5000:


Look, I think discussions are fine. It's quite possible to have a discussion without resorting to name calling, stereotyping, and misrepresenting statements and facts.

You're right a lot of it is rhetoric and lacking factual backing. A lot of it is offensive. And like this mornings, unfairly targets certain groups.

Thanks for this post NC. I personally feel moderation should come down hard on those who decide to move the conversation from civil to uncivil. Maybe a culling of the repeat offenders will help at least in the short term.


Good comment, and case in point you and I had a great convo/discussion yesterday I believe. Top o' the morning all from sweltering NOLA. 85 this morning at 0500
1592. barbamz
Umm, more bad news from India

Uttarakhand: all 20 bodies found in chopper crash
Agencies Gauchar, June 26, 2013

Paramilitary soldiers on Wednesday recovered 20 bodies from a steep hillside in Uttarakhand where a helicopter crashed while on a mission to rescue people stranded in monsoon floods, Air Force Chief NAK Browne said. ...

The helicopter crashed late Tuesday when its rotor blades hit the hillside while returning with survivors of flooding and landslides that have killed more than 1,000 people and washed away thousands of homes, roads and bridges since mid-June in Uttarakhand.
Soldiers using ropes reached the crash site early Wednesday and found the bodies of 20 people, including five Air Force crew members, Browne told reporters.
My jinx last night worked. Dumped 3.2" of rain from three separate storms over a 6 hour period this morning. Had some widespread light wind damage as well. Mainly in the 50-60 mph range, with scattered 4-12" limbs down, a few small trees. Lots of lightning last night as well. Fields are full over water here.



Creeks are full so we really don't want any more, although looking at some potential problems if these hold together.

JeffMasters has created a new entry.
1595. mfount
This climate change seems real scary. The reason I say this is the jet stream is more amplified instead of zonal which is going to lead to extremes. I guess we will need to learn to live with it. Here in central Wisconsin, I fear a real cold winter one of these years with some temps near -30.