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James Cameron's 'Years of Living Dangerously' Rocks

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 12:55 AM GMT on April 09, 2014

The biggest story of our time is climate change. The stunningly severe and unprecedented extreme weather events of the past few years are just a early harbinger of the civilization-shaking events our increasingly hostile and violent atmosphere will throw at us, as Earth's climate responds as it must to the huge changes humans have wrought. Unfortunately, the greatest story of our time has thus far primarily been told by scientists, who are not natural story tellers. Effective story telling is essential to communicating important truths, since it acts on a gut level. That's why I'm excited about the latest effort to tell the story of climate change by one of Hollywood's master story tellers--James Cameron, creator of Titanic and Avatar.


Video 1. The first episode of Showtime’s ”Years of Living Dangerously” has been posted in its entirely to YouTube.

Years of Living Dangerously
Beginning on Sunday, April 13, at 10pm EDT, an 8-part documentary series on climate change called Years of Living Dangerously airs on Showtime, the premium cable service. The previews I've seen show a top-notch production effort with stunning visuals. Starring are Jessica Alba, Harrison Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lesley Stahl, and Thomas L. Friedman. The science is excellent, provided by climate science experts like Heidi Cullen, Michael Mann, Katharine Hayhoe, James Hansen, and Joe Romm. Dr. Romm promises: "This will blow you away. Nothing like this has ever been on TV. Indeed, this isn't just landmark climate TV. It is landmark TV, in terms of its storytelling and cinematography and the way it uses experts and celebrities. This is not a talking heads show. This is like 60 Minutes meets Homeland or Game of Thrones." After viewing the first episode, I have to agree—this is the most compelling documentary ever done on climate change. I like how the show focuses on the greatest threat climate change poses to civilization—drought. The causes of the 2012 Texas drought are explored by Texas Tech climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe. Harrison Ford studies how intensifying drought conditions in recent years in the regions surrounding the Mediterranean Sea, including Syria, have been linked to human-caused climate change. Could climate change have contributed to the outbreak of the brutal civil war there? The issue is explored in detail in this first episode of "Years of Living Dangerously."

Dangerous climate change is already upon us, and I look forward to seeing this greatest story of our time being told on Showtime's “Years of Living Dangerously” on Sunday evenings over the coming weeks.

Jeff Masters

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Reader Comments

1001. 882MB
Quoting 998. TimSoCal:


Link


Thanks a lot.
1002. Grothar
Although NOAA predicts just over a 50/50 chance of El Nio by the summer, it says the probabilities increase after that.

%u201CThere%u2019s a 65% likelihood that El Nio will develop by later in the fall,%u201D Mike Halpert, director of NOAA%u2019s Climate Prediction Center, tells USAToday.
Just wanted to say nice to have you back Gro after your hiatus. :)

Not long to go before the start of the Atlantic Hurricane season. I wonder how early the first storm will form!
1004. Grothar
1005. Grothar
Quoting 1003. Envoirment:
Just wanted to say nice to have you back Gro after your hiatus. :)

Not long to go before the start of the Atlantic Hurricane season. I wonder how early the first storm will form!



Thanks big E. I'm not on like I was. I just stop by every once in awhile now to cause trouble.

By the way, we have a big hiatus tree in the backyard.
Surprised this isn't being given more attention.


Quoting 947. wunderkidcayman:

Yes your US Marine I'm British yes we Don't call it UK Marines we do indeed call it Royal Marine infact I am quite proud of calling the branch Royal Marine infact I'll tell you this I was a Royal Marine commando serving in 43 commando fleet protection group doing ant-narc and anti-piracy ops then became a met officer and I had dreams of joining Fleet Air Arms I was able to nearly pass the entry test they asked me to redo test I decided no friend of mine shun me out saying that I don't follow marine ethos and broke it because I quit rule 1 marines never quit and I quit so I became ashamed so that's why I lied



I was also an NHC forecaster for 8 years before I got a degree, they loved my tropical analysis so much so that let me in even though I don't have official credentials yet.

But I had to promise to go to school to get a meteorology degree or they cant keep me.

Of course this is an obviously fake story I just told, but anyone can say things on the internet, but it is always better to be honest. I don't say this to poke fun, just consider
1008. fmbill
Quoting 981. Grothar:
Did anyone post the new El nino report today.?

Full LInk;

Link


FROM: NOAA
Synopsis:
While ENSO-neutral is favored for Northern Hemisphere
spring, the chances of El Niño increase during the remainder of the year, exceeding 50% by summer.
ENSO-neutral continued during March 2014, but with above-average sea surface temperatures (SST) developing over much of the eastern tropical Pacific
as well as near the International Date Line
(Fig. 1).
The weekly SSTs were below average in the Niño1+2 region, near average but rising in Niño 3 and Niño3.4
regions, and above average in the Niño4 region
(Fig. 2). A significant downwelling oceanic Kelvin wave that was initiated in January greatly increased the oceanic heat content to the largest March value in the historical record back to 1979
(Fig. 3) and produced large positive subsurface temperature anomalies across the central and eastern Pacific (Fig. 4).
Also during March, low-level westerly wind anomalies
were observed over the central equatorial Pacific. Convection was suppressed over western Indonesia,
and enhanced over the central equatorial Pacific Fig. 5).
Although these atmospheric and oceanic conditions
collectively reflect ENSO-neutral, they also reflect a clear evolution toward an el Nino



Hmmm...1979. The year of Hurricanes David & Fredrick.
Quoting 1007. Jedkins01:



I was also an NHC forecaster for 8 years before I got a degree, they loved my tropical analysis so much so that let me in even though I don't have official credentials yet.

But I had to promise to go to school to get a meteorology degree or they cant keep me.

Of course this is an obviously fake story I just told, but anyone can say things on the internet, but it is always better to be honest. I don't say this to poke fun, just consider

Ok but I am being honest and they story is not a story but fact. I know u ain't doing this to poke fun and there is nothing to consider
1010. LargoFl
1011. ricderr
thanx groth



state.
The model predictions of ENSO for this summer and beyond are indicating an increased
likelihood of El Niño this year compared with last month. Most of the models indicate that ENSO-neutral
(Niño-3.4 index between -0.5°C and 0.5°C) will persist through much of the remainder of the Northern
Hemisphere spring 2014 (Fig. 6), with many models predicting the development of El Niño sometime
during the summer or fall. Despite this greater model consensus, there remains considerable uncertainty
as to when El Niño will develop and how strong it may become. This uncertainty is amplified by the
inherently lower forecast skill of the models for forecasts made in the spring. While ENSO-neutral is
favored for Northern Hemisphere spring, the chances of El Niño increase during the remainder of the
year, and exceed 50% by the summer (click CPC/IRI consensus forecast for the chance of each outcome)
1012. Grothar
Quoting 1008. fmbill:



Hmmm...1979. The year of Hurricanes David & Fredrick.


I didn't think of that. But that is true.
Quoting 1002. Grothar:
Although NOAA predicts just over a 50/50 chance of El Ni%uFFFDo by the summer, it says the probabilities increase after that.

%u201CThere%u2019s a 65% likelihood that El Ni%uFFFDo will develop by later in the fall,%u201D Mike Halpert, director of NOAA%u2019s Climate Prediction Center, tells USAToday.

Well now this backs what I've been trying to say somewhat

There will be an El Ni%uFFFDo it's just a matter of when and intensity
Key word in the fall


the eye ITA fill up
Quoting 1014. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


the eye ITA fill up

Ita's eye is filling up
Quoting 1014. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


the eye ITA fill up


Quite a 'wobble'!
Quoting 1008. fmbill:




Hmmm...1979. The year of Hurricanes David & Fredrick.

my first tracked storm I remember when it came across Santo Domingo and seeing the devastation there from news reports from there I have always watched the storms of summer after that
Quoting 1016. yonzabam:



Quite a 'wobble'!
signs of weakening still strong storm
Quoting 951. indianrivguy:


hmmmm, chopper pilot, met officer, and now a Commando.. that let a girl break his nose in front of his chaps...


I know a couple of girls that could take a boy. is it really that hard to believe? :)
1020. Grothar
Quoting 996. 882MB:
Hey guys, well this cyclone Ita really looks healthy on satellite imagery, I used to have a website with radar imagery from Australia, but I'm on my tablet so I don't have the link saved, does a anyone, please have a link, thanks


Hey, Wilma.

Look at this

1021. fmbill
Please pardon the redundancy if this has already been posted and/or discussed.

EXTENDED RANGE FORECAST OF ATLANTIC SEASONAL HURRICANE ACTIVITY AND LANDFALL STRIKE PROBABILITY FOR 2014
We anticipate that the 2014 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have below-average activity compared with the 1981-2010 climatology. It appears quite likely that an El Niño of at least moderate strength will develop this summer and fall. In addition, the tropical Atlantic has anomalously cooled over the past few months. We anticipate a below-average probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean. Despite the quiet forecast, coastal residents are reminded that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for them. They are reminded to prepare the same for every season, regardless of how much or how little activity is predicted.
(as of 10 April 2014)
By Philip J. Klotzbach and William M. Gray

ATLANTIC BASIN SEASONAL HURRICANE FORECAST FOR 2014 Forecast Parameter and 1981-2010
Median (in parentheses) Issue Date
10 April 2014
Named Storms (NS) (12.0) 9
Named Storm Days (NSD) (60.1) 35
Hurricanes (H) (6.5) 3
Hurricane Days (HD) (21.3) 12
Major Hurricanes (MH) (2.0) 1
Major Hurricane Days (MHD) (3.9) 2
Accumulated Cyclone Energy (ACE) (92) 55
Net Tropical Cyclone Activity (NTC) (103%) 60
Quoting 1019. WaterWitch11:



I know a couple of girls that could take a boy. is it really that hard to believe? :)
nope

my misses is that kinda girl
Here's some divergent forecasting methodologies at work. Australia's BOM is much less aggressive than JTWC with the intensity of forecast of Ita, and has a track further east with the storm emerging off the coast as a much weaker storm.

Quoting 929. robintampabay:


NO, I can see you don't know the answer. The issue I have is I served in the USMC, I worked on C130's as a Loadmaster, also was cross trained in Aviation Ordnance.
You speak like you know what your talking about but those of us who have served know that what you are saying is BS, yesterday you said something about UK Marines not knowing they are called British Royal Marines, if you were apart of the their fleet you would know the pride the British Royal Marines have and not call it the UK Marines. People who say they severed but did not is a pet peav of mine, stealing recognition from those who did serve. The military(British and US) does not invest money to send you home just before you complete training, how much sense does that make?

By the way the answer is Ground the Plane.


Btw
that's not true the ground power unit is optional, Cause the air craft has battery's and can run off of that
Quoting 1019. WaterWitch11:


I know a couple of girls that could take a boy. is it really that hard to believe? :)

My girlfriend can and she did do it to one time
Wunderkid when will cayman get some good thunderstorms with gusty winds? I love those.
Quoting 1019. WaterWitch11:


I know a couple of girls that could take a boy. is it really that hard to believe? :)

Hey I was a rookie then just got out of basic when it happened
Quoting 1026. GrandCaymanMed:
Wunderkid when will cayman get some good thunderstorms with gusty winds? I love those.

I know I do enjoy having these well hopefully soon
The cold front is retrograding back into our area it's also tapping into the SW Carb/E Pac monsoon trof hopefully it could tap in some of that goodness
Quoting 1007. Jedkins01:



I was also an NHC forecaster for 8 years before I got a degree, they loved my tropical analysis so much so that let me in even though I don't have official credentials yet.

But I had to promise to go to school to get a meteorology degree or they cant keep me.

Of course this is an obviously fake story I just told, but anyone can say things on the internet, but it is always better to be honest. I don't say this to poke fun, just consider
I was the oldest Hooters girl in the world until one day I...Well, nevermind...
1030. Gearsts
Quoting 1019. WaterWitch11:


I know a couple of girls that could take a boy. is it really that hard to believe? :)


no, not at all... I've met "Sally" :)

Quoting 1031. indianrivguy:


no, not at all... I've met "Sally" :)

But..But.. You never met Agnus from Xenia Ohio IRG
Quoting 1006. wxgeek723:
Surprised this isn't being given more attention.




Anyone know a good news stream in Queensland? I've been looking for one and can't seem to find one.
Riverside, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:53 PM PDT on April 10, 2014
Clear
91 °F
Clear
Humidity: 4%
Dew Point: 5 °F

Wind: 7 mph Variable
Pressure: 29.89 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles

Yikes, the water cooler will work like a champ today. 86.2F at my place.
Quoting 1034. PedleyCA:

Riverside, California (Airport)
Updated: 1:53 PM PDT on April 10, 2014
Clear
91 °F
Clear
Humidity: 4%
Dew Point: 5 °F

Wind: 7 mph Variable
Pressure: 29.89 in (Falling)
Visibility: 10.0 miles

Yikes, the water cooler will work like a champ today. 86.2F at my place.


Dorset Park

Toronto Dorset Park SCAR., ON

Elevation: 548 ft
Temperature: 66.4 °F
Dew Point: 31.5 °F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 21.3 mph from the SW
Wind Gust: 27.5 mph

Updated: 5:05 PM EDT on April 10, 2014

clouds and showers moving in now

Some quick statistics..

Ingrid is one of only 6 category 1's to have it's name retired and the third "I" storm of the 2010's to be retired..
Quoting 1035. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:



Dorset Park

Toronto Dorset Park SCAR., ON

Elevation: 548 ft
Temperature: 66.4 °F
Dew Point: 31.5 °F
Humidity: 27%
Wind: 21.3 mph from the SW
Wind Gust: 27.5 mph

Updated: 5:05 PM EDT on April 10, 2014

clouds and showers moving in now




Just talked to my Sister and she said all the snow is off the roof and she predicts the rest will melt over the weekend, was 54F there....
Quoting 1038. PedleyCA:



Just talked to my Sister and she said all the snow is off the roof and she predicts the rest will melt over the weekend, was 54F there....
she must be happy now then tell her to enjoy we get a chill down coming for a few days
it gets too me by tuseday next week
when daytime highs will be high 30's
over night low 20's
next week for a few days and nights
Quoting 1040. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:

she must be happy now then tell her to enjoy we get a chill down coming for a few days


Yes, one more nice day then Tank. You have a link to your webcam?
She is happy as long as it is in the 40's (at least).
Quoting 1042. PedleyCA:



Yes, one more nice day then Tank. You have a link to your webcam?


that web cam is making me crazy got the repeater yesterday for the wifi

but had to take it back this am cause it don't work with windows 8.1 so now its back too the drawing board

it works but the stream cuts in and out

thinking up on the roof may be too far I am working on it the guy at the shop told me to hold on he was going to get me a repeater that will work with 8.1 windows setup

so we will see tomorrow what he gets for me

everytime I go to get something
its always 100 bucks

1044. ncstorm
well good afternoon..

what a day!! cleaning those trailers are hard work..glad to be off finally..It was so hard to roll out of bed today after being called trash yesterday here at WU but I managed and got 5 trailers spic and span..its hard out here for a sista..

Quoting 1043. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:



that web cam is making me crazy got the repeater yesterday for the wifi

but had to take it back this am cause it don't work with windows 8.1 so now its back too the drawing board

it works but the stream cuts in and out

thinking up on the roof may be too far I am working on it the guy at the shop told me to hold on he was going to get me a repeater that will work with 8.1 windows setup

so we will see tomorrow what he gets for me

everytime I go to get something
its always 100 bucks




Yikes, that would wipe me out....
1046. nymore
Quoting 1033. CybrTeddy:


Anyone know a good news stream in Queensland? I've been looking for one and can't seem to find one.
I think oz cyclone chasers are chasing it. Supposed to have some kind of stream. Hit current chase tab
1047. Dakster
Quoting 1043. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


that web cam is making me crazy got the repeater yesterday for the wifi

but had to take it back this am cause it don't work with windows 8.1 so now its back too the drawing board

it works but the stream cuts in and out

thinking up on the roof may be too far I am working on it the guy at the shop told me to hold on he was going to get me a repeater that will work with 8.1 windows setup

so we will see tomorrow what he gets for me

everytime I go to get something
its always 100 bucks



You are getting off cheap at $100...

Quoting 1044. ncstorm:
well good afternoon..

what a day!! cleaning those trailers are hard work..glad to be off finally..It was so hard to roll out of bed today after being called trash yesterday here at WU but I managed and got 5 trailers spic and span..its hard out here for a sista..



We may not always agree on things, but I hardly think you are trash...
Been very busy all day but just noting the activity in the Pacific basin.........I am thinking that those warm sst's are going to generate some pretty healthy storms across the board for them and that it may extend over to the E-Pac this year as well.

Already starting to see some convective activity in the E-Pac off the coast of Central America 35 days out from the start of their season on May 15th.

BTW; my birthday is on May 15th which is why I am so interested in their season around that time.......................... :)



1044. ncstorm
and you just have to come in here and bring things up when everyone else has let it go

I am beginning to believe your only purpose for coming here is to make trouble cause trouble and instigate trouble

if that is the case then what purpose does it serve to come here in the first place
DV Floral Group, Miami, Florida (PWS)
Updated: 5:36 PM EDT on April 10, 2014
Mostly Cloudy
74.7 °F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 55 °F
Wind: 11.0 mph from the ENE
Wind Gust: 18.0 mph
Pressure: 30.19 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 78 °F

Getting wet over there?
And here are Peipa in the West-Pac and Ita in the South-Pac (not the football league):

Peipa:





Ita:


Evening all!
Ita looks incredible right now.
This year has already produced some amazing storms (Colin,Ian, Gillian Hellen and now Ita) and it's only mid April!



Hope everyone in Australia is prepared and stays safe.
Quoting 1048. weathermanwannabe:
Been very busy all day but just noting the activity in the Pacific basin.........I am thinking that those warm sst's are going to generate some pretty healthy storms across the board for them and that it may extend over to the E-Pac this year as well.

Already starting to see some convective activity in the E-Pac off the coast of Central America 35 days out from the start of their season on May 15th.

BTW; my birthday is on May 15th which is why I am so interested in their season around that time.......................... :)




We may see some strong hurricanes in that basin and even Hawaii may have threats.
1054. ncstorm
Quoting 1049. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
and you just have to come in here and bring things up when everyone else has let it go

I am beginning to believe your only purpose for coming here is to make trouble cause trouble and instigate trouble

if that is the case then what purpose does it serve to come here in the first place


Hey Keep..

Everyone else wasn't called trash so I'm not sure what they had to let go. Let me know how you feel if someone calls you out of your name and the blogger can continue to post and comment with only a reprimand of removal of comments. But I only like to argue as some like to complain so I'll leave on that note.

By the way its a beautiful day here in eastern NC. Our Azaleas are blooming so beautifully here. I'll have to post a picture of them as we have our NC Azalea Festival this weekend.

Peace..

Quoting 1053. Tropicsweatherpr:


We may see some strong hurricanes in that basin and even Hawaii may have threats.
Lower sheer in the Pacific due to El Nino along with the warm SST's is a bad combination.

Off for Home...............Everyone Stay Safe.
Quoting 1054. ncstorm:



Hey Keep..

Everyone else wasn't called trash so I'm not sure what they had to let go. Let me know how you feel if someone calls you out of your name and the blogger can continue to post and comment with only a reprimand of removal of comments. But I only like to argue as some like to complain so I'll leave on that note.

By the way its a beautiful day here in eastern NC. Our Azaleas are blooming so beautifully here. I'll have to post a picture of them as we have our NC Azalea Festival this weekend.

Peace..
hope ya had a nice day it was nice here as well highs reach 66 today little windy showers now

and I just wanted to point out its been a good day on the blogs today

but yet u still had to come in and take the shot why is it just to stir things cause if not then what else is its purpose

and sure its not nice if it was said but you take your shots just as much as they take there shots

1058. sar2401
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


that web cam is making me crazy got the repeater yesterday for the wifi

but had to take it back this am cause it don't work with windows 8.1 so now its back too the drawing board

it works but the stream cuts in and out

thinking up on the roof may be too far I am working on it the guy at the shop told me to hold on he was going to get me a repeater that will work with 8.1 windows setup

so we will see tomorrow what he gets for me

everytime I go to get something
its always 100 bucks


Keep, I think I can help you with a set up for less than $50 that will work at ranges of up to about 200 meters or so. If you WU mail me with your current wifi router/adapter, what's being used on the roof, and how many stories are between your router and the camera, I'll take a look and send you a couple of links. They are easy to set up and very effective. Since you're in Canada, they are also legal (because Canada doesn't restrict transmit power to 100 mw), although they are used all the time in the US regardless of the FCC regulations. I set up a system for an RV park that reliably covered an area of about 15 acres with lots of trees in the way for less than $300. Don't spend any more money until I at least see if there's a cheaper solution for you.
1059. ncstorm
Quoting 1057. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
hope ya had a nice day it was nice here as well highs reach 66 today little windy showers now

and I just wanted to point out its been a good day on the blogs today

but yet u still had to come in and take the shot why is it just to stir things cause if not then what else is its purpose

and sure its not nice if it was said but you take your shots just as much as they take there shots



my shots as you say dont include calling people out their names-"dumb, stupid or called someone trash"..never had and never will..so don't imply that I have done what others do all the time on here..

You have a nice day too :)
Quoting 1057. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
hope ya had a nice day it was nice here as well highs reach 66 today little windy showers now

and I just wanted to point out its been a good day on the blogs today

but yet u still had to come in and take the shot why is it just to stir things cause if not then what else is its purpose

and sure its not nice if it was said but you take your shots just as much as they take there shots

It's been a nice day on the blogs?.pssst you may wanna go back a few pages from this morning.lol.

I just came from reading my book outside on the porch.I'm going to take advantage of this weather.I wouldn't mind if it stayed like this for the rest of spring and summer.It will be almost 80 on Sunday.People will be out and about.
1061. hydrus
Quoting 1044. ncstorm:
well good afternoon..

what a day!! cleaning those trailers are hard work..glad to be off finally..It was so hard to roll out of bed today after being called trash yesterday here at WU but I managed and got 5 trailers spic and span..its hard out here for a sista..

Hello NC...Who called you trash?
Quoting 1060. washingtonian115:

It's been a nice day on the blogs?.pssst you may wanna go back a few pages from this morning.lol.

I just came from reading my book outside on the porch.I'm going to take advantage of this weather.I wouldn't mind if it stayed like this for the rest of spring and summer.It will be almost 80 on Sunday.People will be out and about.


takes two to tango wash

no fun by yourself
1063. sar2401
Quoting Grothar:
Did anyone post the new El nino report today.?

Full LInk;

Link


FROM: NOAA
Synopsis:
While ENSO-neutral is favored for Northern Hemisphere
spring, the chances of El Niño increase during the remainder of the year, exceeding 50% by summer.


I did see that, Gro, along with the Aussies giving it a 70% chance. The El Nino forecast have been figuring prominently in commodity trading news for the past two months. I saw the first story about the El Nino forecast in a general news feed today. If it's starting to be mentioned along with Justin Bieber and the latest votes on American Idol, I figure it's almost a sure thing now. :-)
Quoting 1062. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:


takes two to tango wash

no fun by yourself
I didn't engage in any fights today.A small disagreement but it never got to the point of fighting and using verbal assaults (shrugs).But I'm off.Not wasting time where I'm not wanted.I'm behind on dinner as well.
Quoting 1060. washingtonian115:
It's been a nice day on the blogs?.pssst you may wanna go back a few pages from this morning.lol.

I just came from reading my book outside on the porch.I'm going to take advantage of this weather.I wouldn't mind if it stayed like this for the rest of spring and summer.It will be almost 80 on Sunday.People will be out and about.


DC cherryblossoms peaked today. Mean is about March 31 (since 1992), latest is April 18, 1958. Not even close to latest.

Got potatoes, peas, onions, broccoli and lettuce in. No weather threats to these in the foreseeable future. Tomatoes have flowers but are not safe to put in yet. Frost on cartops and open field grass both yesterday and today even though station lows were in mid to upper 30s. Seasonally normal. My wife baked two of my last lemons into my birthday cake so that's another plus. Found pix from March 2012 and will contrast with this year when I have some time. Of course local vegetation is WAY behind that year.. about three weeks.

I've just noticed I lost over half of my peach tree blossoms sometime this winter. In Zone 7 that's unusual.
Quoting 1064. washingtonian115:

I didn't engage in any fights today.A small disagreement but it never got to the point of fighting and using verbal assaults (shrugs).But I'm off.Not wasting time where I'm not wanted.I'm behind on dinner as well.
general comment wash no reference towards any single individual

good luck with dinner

1067. Dakster
Quoting 1050. PedleyCA:
DV Floral Group, Miami, Florida (PWS)
Updated: 5:36 PM EDT on April 10, 2014
Mostly Cloudy
74.7 °F
Mostly Cloudy
Humidity: 50%
Dew Point: 55 °F
Wind: 11.0 mph from the ENE
Wind Gust: 18.0 mph
Pressure: 30.19 in (Falling)
Heat Index: 78 °F

Getting wet over there?


No... It is NICE out today.
Quoting 1065. georgevandenberghe:



DC cherryblossoms peaked today. Mean is about March 31 (since 1992), latest is April 18, 1958. Not even close to latest.

Got potatoes, peas, onions, broccoli and lettuce in. No weather threats to these in the foreseeable future. Tomatoes have flowers but are not safe to put in yet. Frost on cartops and open field grass both yesterday and today even though station lows were in mid to upper 30s. Seasonally normal. My wife baked two of my last lemons into my birthday cake so that's another plus. Found pix from March 2012 and will contrast with this year when I have some time. Of course local vegetation is WAY behind that year.. about three weeks.

I've just noticed I lost over half of my peach tree blossoms sometime this winter. In Zone 7 that's unusual.

thinking everything local anyway is going to be a little behind this growing season
I am having an SR right now how can Ingrid be retired meanwhile Karl wasn't I just don't understand,and imo Isaac would have been a better retirement storm than Ingrid. I just believe that Manuel caused the most damaged in Mexico and some of that damage was account into Ingrids total.
Quoting 1068. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
thinking everything local anyway is going to be a little behind this growing season

2013 caught up fast after mid April and was near normal by early May. But we're even further behind this year.
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1072. Grothar
Quoting 1063. sar2401:


I did see that, Gro, along with the Aussies giving it a 70% chance. The El Nino forecast have been figuring prominently in commodity trading news for the past two months. I saw the first story about the El Nino forecast in a general news feed today. If it's starting to be mentioned along with Justin Bieber and the latest votes on American Idol, I figure it's almost a sure thing now. :-)


I've been posting the local news feeds on el Nino for the past month. Have you missed them all? You're slipping on me there sar. :) The Wall Street Journal was posting about an el Nino before the March advisory from NOAA.