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Earth has its Warmest May and Warmest Year-to-Date Period on Record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 1:01 PM GMT on June 19, 2015

May 2015 was Earth's warmest May since global record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on Thursday. NASA rated May 2015 as the 2nd warmest May on record. May 2015's warmth makes the year-to-date period (January - May) the warmest such period on record, according to both NOAA and NASA, and it is likely that 2015 will be Earth's second consecutive warmest year on record. Five of the ten warmest months in recorded history have occurred in the past six months, according to NOAA:

NOAA's top ten warmest global monthly departures from average
1) 0.89°C, Mar 2015
1) 0.89°C, Feb 2015

3) 0.88°C, Jan 2007
4) 0.87°C, May 2015
4) 0.87°C, Feb 1998
6) 0.84°C, Dec 2014
6) 0.84°C, Mar 2010
8) 0.83°C, Nov 2013
9) 0.82°C, Apr 2010
10) 0.81°C, Jan 2015

Global ocean temperatures during May 2015 were the warmest on record, and global land temperatures were tied for warmest on record. Global satellite-measured temperatures in May 2015 for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were the 5th or 4th warmest in the 37-year record, according to the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH) and Remote Sensing Systems, respectively.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for May 2015, the warmest May for the globe since record keeping began in 1880. Record warmth occurred across most of Alaska, parts of tropical South America, much of southern Africa and The Middle East, and parts of northwestern Siberia. Only part of the central United States, far west central Australia, Iceland, and part of Far East Russia observed temperatures characterized as "cooler than average" for May. Image credit: National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) .


Figure 2. Departure of temperature from average for the globe for 12-month periods ending in May each year, starting in 1880 and ending in 2015. There is no evidence of a long term slow-down in global warming. Image credit: NOAA.

Deadliest weather disaster of May 2015: India's brutal heat wave
The deadliest weather-related disaster of May 2015 was an intense heat wave in India that killed approximately 2,500 people. According to statistics from EM-DAT, the International Disaster Database, the 2015 heat wave in India was their second deadliest heat wave and Earth's fifth deadliest heat wave ever recorded; the heat wave was also the planet's 11th deadliest weather-related disaster since 2000. Note that heat waves and droughts hold three of the top five spots on the list of deadliest disasters since 2000, suggesting that society is not prepared for the increase in the intensity of heat waves and droughts that is already occurring due to a warming climate:

Death Tolls From Earth's Deadliest Weather-Related Disasters Since 2000
1) Cyclone Nargis, Mayanmar, 2008: 138,366
2) Heat wave, Europe, 2003: 71,310
3) Heat wave, Russia, 2010: 55,736
4) Drought, Somalia, 2010 - 2011: 20,000
5) Typhoon Haiyan, Philippines, 2013: 7,354
6) Flood, India, 2013: 6,054
7) Cyclone Sidr, Bangladesh, 2007: 4,234
8) Heat wave, Europe, 2006: 3,418
9) Hurricane Jeanne, Haiti, 2004: 2,754
10) Flood, Haiti, 2004: 2,665
11) Heat wave, India, 2015: 2,500
12) Flood, Pakistan, 2010: 1,985
13) Typhoon Bopha, Philippines, 2012: 1,901
14) Hurricane Katrina, U.S., 2005: 1,833
15) Landslide, China, 2010: 1,765



Three billion-dollar weather disasters in May 2015
Three billion-dollar weather-related disasters hit the Earth last month, according to the May 2015 Catastrophe Report from insurance broker Aon Benfield: a severe weather outbreak and flooding on May 23 - 28 in the Central U.S. that caused at least $1 billion in damage; flooding in China that caused $1.15 billion in damage; and the on-going drought in California and neighboring states that now has a price tag of at least $3 billion.


Disaster 1. "Exceptional" drought--the most severe classification made--continued across California during the month of May. A study conducted by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences on behalf of the California state government concluded that statewide economic losses from the drought will top $2.7 billion in 2015. Including damage from neighboring states--particularly Washington--the overall total losses will be at least $3.0 billion. In this photo from May 24, 2015, we see houseboats moored on a shrinking arm of California's Oroville Lake reservoir, which was at 52 percent of its usual level. Image credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images.


Disaster 2. A wave of severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and torrential rains swept through the heart of the U.S. May 23 - 28, killing 32 people and causing over $1 billion in damage. The heaviest flooding and damage was in Texas and Oklahoma, which suffered their rainiest month in recorded history. In this photo, we see a severe thunderstorm with golfball-sized hail that pounded Wetmore, KS on May 25, 2015. Image credit: Wunderphotographer idzrvit.


Disaster 3. Flooding, landslides and hail from seasonal rains in southern China from May 18 - 22 killed at least 48 people and did $1.15 billion in damage in the provincial regions of Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guangdong, Guangxi, and Guizhou. An estimated 87,000 homes were damaged or destroyed, and more than 100,000 hectares (247,000 acres) of cropland were inundated. This picture taken on May 20, 2015 shows a rescuer with a life buoy in floodwaters during an intense rainstorm that killed 7 people in Xiamen, in eastern China's Fujian province. Image credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images.

Arctic sea ice falls to 3rd lowest May extent on record
Arctic sea ice extent during May 2015 was the 3rd lowest in the 36-year satellite record, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). By the end of May, sea ice extent had fallen to an all-time record low extent for the date, and continued to track at an extent between the lowest and 4th lowest on record during the first half of June. The near-record late May - early June retreat in sea ice was due to wind patterns favorable for sea ice loss combined with sunnier than usual weather in the Arctic.

Notable global heat and cold marks set for May 2015
Hottest temperature in the Northern Hemisphere: 49.8°C (121.6°F) at Larkana, Pakistan, May 21
Coldest temperature in the Northern Hemisphere: -44.8°C (-48.6°F) at Summit GEO, Greenland, May 2
Hottest temperature in the Southern Hemisphere: 38.8°C (101.8°F) at Skukuza, South Africa, May 16
Coldest temperature in the Southern Hemisphere: -81.2°C (-114.2°F) at Concordia, Antarctica, May 28

Major stations that set (not tied) new all-time heat or cold records in May 2015
Truong Sa, Spratly Islands (Vietnam), max. 35.9°C, May 16
Khammam (India), max. 47.6°C, May 23
Nainital (India), max. 31.0°C, May 26
Mussoorie (India), max. 36.0°C, May 26
Con Cuong (Vietnam), max. 42.7°C, May 30 (Tied all-time national high set at Tuong Duong on May 12, 1966)
Quy Hop (Vietnam), max. 42.6°C, May 30

* On May 14 Palau tied its all-time hottest temperature on record with 34.4°C at Babelthuap Airport, a value which was set in few occasions before both at the airport and at Nekken Forestry.



New all-time national and territorial heat records set or tied in 2015
As of June 15, 2015, eight nations or territories have tied or set all-time records for their hottest temperature in recorded history thus far in 2015, and one (Israel) has set an all-time cold temperature record. For comparison, only two nations or territories set all-time heat records in 2014, and nine did in 2013. The most all-time national heat records held by any year is nineteen in 2010. Most nations do not maintain official databases of extreme temperature records, so the national temperature records reported here are in many cases not official. I use as my source for international weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera, one of the world's top climatologists, who maintains a comprehensive list of extreme temperature records for every nation in the world on his website. If you reproduce this list of extremes, please cite Maximiliano Herrera as the primary source of the weather records. Wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt maintains a database of these national heat and cold records for 235 nations and territories on wunderground.com's extremes page. Here are the all-time national or territorial heat and cold records set so far in 2015:

Vietnam tied its national heat record of 42.7°C (108.9.0°F) at Con Cuong on May 30.
Palau tied its national heat record of 34.4°C (94.0°F) at Koror Airport on May 14.
Venezuela set a new national heat record of 43.6°C (109.9°F) at Coro on May 29. Previous record: 42.0°C (107.6°F) at Machiques, Zulia State in February 1983.
Laos tied its national heat record of 42.0°C (107.6°F) at Thakhek on May 20.
Ghana set a new national heat record of 43.3°C (109.9°F) at Navrongo on May 10. This is the third time this year Ghana has tied or set a new all-time heat record. Previous records: 43.1°C (109.6°F), set the previous day, on May 9, and 43.0°C (109.4°F) on February 12.
Cocos Islands (Australian territory) tied their all-time heat record with 32.8°C (91.0°F) on May 8.
Equatorial Guinea set a new national heat record of 35.5°C (95.9°F) at Bata on March 17. Previous record: 35.3°C (95.5°F) at Malabo in February 1957.
Wallis and Futuna Territory (France) set a new territorial heat record with 35.5°C (95.9°F) on January 19 at Futuna Airport.

Israel set a new national cold record of -14.2°C (6.4°F) at Merom Golan on January 10.

Special Mention: Antarctica set a new heat record for its mainland of 17.5°C (63.5°F) at Esperanza Base on March 24. Previous record: 17.4°C (63.3°F) at Marambio Base, set the previous day. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has appointed a committee to study this event and determine if this represents an official record for the continent. Note that this is a record for mainland Antarctica, not a territorial or continental record. The all-time maximum record for the continent and territory of Antarctica is 19.8°C (67.6°F) on January 30, 1982, in Signy Island, South Orkney, an island group located about 450 miles northeast of the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, the northernmost portion of mainland Antarctica. Geologically, the South Orkney are on the Antarctic plate, and politically, they are part of Antarctica. This record was improperly listed as a territorial record for Antarctica in last month's global summary.

Mr. Herrera originally listed Samoa as tying its national heat record with 36.5°C (97.7°F) on January 20 at Asau, but a subsequent review of the record revealed possible issues with the measurement equipment, so this record is dubious.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Jeff Masters

Climate Summaries

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Reader Comments

1001. sar2401
Quoting 962. aquak9:



Sar, sar, SAR. C'mon, man, you're smarter than that. And I can see by your "born-on" date, that you've been around long enough to have seen this posted before.

LADDER AND BINOCULARS.

That's all you need, man. (shrugs) Kinda like Cheetos and duct tape; it oughtta be part of everyone's emergency plan.
I have spent more time out looking up at the sky than usual today. Considering I did that for a lot of years before weather radar and the internet ever showed up, it's not too weird.
1002. sar2401
Quoting 997. MeteorologistTV:

What ever happened to TurtleHurricane?
Who?
1003. sar2401
Quoting 954. AtHomeInTX:



What do I know. Wasn't a parking lot. That's a scary thought. :/

HAPPENING NOW: No injuries after a bridge collapsed under a women driving to visit her dad on Father's Day.

3 Escape from truck after bridge collapse in Hunt County

A bridge collapsed in Hunt County Sunday afternoon.

According to DPS, it occurred on Hwy 118 between CR 4414 and 4411.

A Garland woman was driving a truck on the bridge when it buckled. The truck had 3 occupants in it.

The woman was helped out of the truck which was partially submerged in water and the other two escaped safely. According to witnesses, the driver was on her way to visit her dad for Father's Day.
Maybe she was bringing dad a load of concrete blocks for his construction project. :-)
Quoting 953. help4u:

Great post #949 it is called a hoax money grab by the elites as they fly their big jets around telling us how evil we are.Soros ,Gore etc make millions off the american people and globally.All you robots fall in line and empty your pockets on the way out.Big government knows best!!Happy father's day everyone!

No matter how many times you say it, it still doesn't make your position rational. But then, conspiracy theories are seldom rational and never supported by the totality of the evidence. ;-)
Quoting 997. MeteorologistTV:

What ever happened to TurtleHurricane?

Probably rained itself out over land or something. A fair amount do.

1007. hydrus

DAY 4-8 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0349 AM CDT SUN JUN 21 2015

VALID 241200Z - 291200Z

...DISCUSSION...
THE MEDIUM RANGE MODELS BEGIN THE DAY 4 TO 8 PERIOD WITH WEST TO
NORTHWEST MID-LEVEL FLOW OVER THE NRN TIER OF THE U.S. WITH A
FRONTAL BOUNDARY LOCATED FROM THE MID MO VALLEY SEWD INTO THE OH
VALLEY. ON WEDNESDAY/DAY 4...THE MODELS DEVELOP MODERATE TO STRONG
INSTABILITY ALONG AND SOUTH OF THE FRONT AND BRING A LOW-AMPLITUDE
SHORTWAVE TROUGH INTO THE NRN PLAINS. ALTHOUGH LARGE-SCALE ASCENT
ALONG THE BOUNDARY MAY REMAIN SOMEWHAT LIMITED WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON...ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL STILL BE POSSIBLE IN
AREAS WHERE SFC HEATING AND LOW-LEVEL CONVERGENCE CAN RESULT IN CELL
INITIATION. BOTH THE ECMWF AND GFS SOLUTIONS MOVE THE SHORTWAVE
TROUGH ESEWD INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION ON THURSDAY/DAY 5. BOTH
SOLUTIONS SUGGEST THAT SEVERE CONVECTION COULD DEVELOP AHEAD OF THE
SHORTWAVE TROUGH THURSDAY AFTERNOON FROM SRN LOWER MI SEWD INTO THE
CNTRL APPALACHIANS. ON FRIDAY/DAY 6...THE ECMWF AND GFS SOLUTIONS
CONTINUE TO HAVE A FRONTAL BOUNDARY FROM THE MID MO VALLEY SEWD INTO
THE OH VALLEY ALONG WHICH ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS COULD AGAIN
DEVELOP FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

ALTHOUGH A CONCENTRATED RISK FOR SEVERE CAN NOT BE RULED OUT FROM
WEDNESDAY INTO FRIDAY...THE POTENTIAL WOULD LARGELY BE DRIVEN BY
MESOSCALE PROCESSES INTRODUCING A LACK OF PREDICTABILITY INTO THE
FORECAST. ON SATURDAY/DAY 7...THE MODELS DIVERGE SHARPLY SUGGESTING
UNCERTAINTY IS ALSO SUBSTANTIAL LATE IN THE DAY 4 TO 8 PERIOD.

..BROYLES.. 06/21/2015
1008. JRRP
Quoting 977. ProgressivePulse:



Interesting to see the EPAC so dry as well.



CFS is showing dry August and September
sar, somehow you and vis go together...


View on YouTube
1010. Dakster
Quoting 1002. sar2401:

Who?


Beats me... has a blog here that was updated as recently as 2008....

No bio and I don't know how to tell the last time the person logged in.

Would like some rain in southeast Fl. please....From the Miami NWS Disco...

THE SHORT RANGE MODELS CONTINUE TO KEEP THE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
IN PLACE OVER THE WESTERN ATLANTIC WATERS FOR TUESDAY KEEPING THE
EASTERLY WIND FLOW IN PLACE OVER SOUTH FLORIDA. THE SHORT RANGE
MODELS HAVE ALSO DELAY THE SAHARAN DUST UNTIL LATE TUESDAY NIGHT
INTO WEDNESDAY. THEREFORE...TUESDAY SHOULD BE ANOTHER DAY WHERE
MOST OF THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL AGAIN BE OVER THE
INTERIOR AND WEST COAST METRO AREAS.

.LONG TERM...
EASTERLY FLOW REGIME PERSISTS WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...THEN AT
LEAST MODEST CHANGES EXPECTED FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND. EXPANSIVE
DEEP LAYER RIDGE WEAKENS DURING THE PERIOD. A UPPER LEVEL TROUGH
WILL DIG TOWARD THE SOUTHEASTERN US...AND WEAK SURFACE
TROUGH/MOISTURE PLUME WILL APPROACH SOUTH FLORIDA FROM THE
SOUTHEAST. THE RESULT WILL BE A RETURN TO MORE CLIMATOLOGICAL RAIN
CHANCES DURING THE PERIOD. STILL...THE GREATEST COVERAGE WILL BE
IN INTERIOR AND WESTERN SECTIONS.
Quoting 1008. JRRP:




CFS is showing dry August and September

CFS' forecast for extremely high shear across the basin makes no sense given the strong El Nino it is projecting. But what's new for this model? ;)

That cell near lodgepole, SD is looking fierce.Could drop a twister anyminute
Quoting 1008. JRRP:




CFS is showing dry August and September



the CFS cant not be tursted not %100
1016. hydrus
Quoting 987. LBAR:

I'm pretty sure the Earth was warmer when the asteroids were raining down to help (allegedly) create this planet. It was also quite warm when the dinosaurs roamed. You will never convince me that humans are causing this cycle of warming--if we are even in a period of warming. You can mock me and call me a "denier", but I'll take no part in your religion.
Religion...Show me one single post that someone is worshiping GW or AGW, or anything else related to this blog. Asteroids did play a roll in Earths creation. Dinosaurs thrived at least a hundred million years. We have been here for a couple million years and civilized for maybe twenty grand or a bit more. Humans have done more to pollute this place in 150 years than anything here before us. If an asteroid hit, we can say with some confidence what will happen. In reality, it does not matter what people say on the subject. The truth is becoming apparent in a way that cannot be argued, anymore than someone arguing that we do not need oxygen to survive.
Quoting 987. LBAR:

I'm pretty sure the Earth was warmer when the asteroids were raining down to help (allegedly) create this planet. It was also quite warm when the dinosaurs roamed. You will never convince me that humans are causing this cycle of warming--if we are even in a period of warming. You can mock me and call me a "denier", but I'll take no part in your religion.

Then why are you here? I mean seriously, not only do you not believe in global warming, you will never believe in it no matter what anyone tells you, If you don't accept the fundamental premise behind most of what is being discussed here these days, then why waste your time? You're not trying to convince anyone else of your viewpoint; you're simply asserting that your contrarian viewpoint cannot be altered. Fine. That's like me hanging around vegetarians and telling them "you'll never get me to stop loving the taste of steak, no matter what." Having made your point, shouldn't you now go away?
TORNADO WARNING
SDC105-220130-
/O.NEW.KUNR.TO.W.0009.150622T0059Z-150622T0130Z/

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
TORNADO WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
659 PM MDT SUN JUN 21 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RAPID CITY HAS ISSUED A

* TORNADO WARNING FOR...
NORTHWESTERN PERKINS COUNTY IN NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...

* UNTIL 730 PM MDT

* AT 659 PM MDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM CAPABLE OF PRODUCING A
TORNADO WAS LOCATED 10 MILES SOUTHWEST OF LODGEPOLE...OR 22 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF HETTINGER...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 30 MPH.

HAZARD...TORNADO AND TENNIS BALL SIZE HAIL.

SOURCE...WEATHER SPOTTERS REPORTED FUNNEL CLOUD.

IMPACT...FLYING DEBRIS WILL BE DANGEROUS TO THOSE CAUGHT WITHOUT
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES WILL BE DAMAGED OR DESTROYED.
DAMAGE TO ROOFS...WINDOWS AND VEHICLES WILL OCCUR. TREE
DAMAGE IS LIKELY.

* THIS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM WILL REMAIN OVER MAINLY RURAL AREAS OF
NORTHWESTERN PERKINS COUNTY.
Confirmed TORNADO JUST NW OF BISON, SD
1020. bwi
It's like going to a history blog and being constantly interrupted by people who deny the holocaust. Or going to a astronomy blog and being told the earth is flat, and nothing is going to change an opinion about that. Seriously people, this board welcomes people looking for knowledge and insight, and ignorance is never a problem (I'm a good example of that). But take the nonsensical trollery elsewhere. It's no fun, it's distracting, and there are tons of places on the internet where nonsense is welcomed and encouraged. Please go there instead.
1021. RTLSNK
Quoting 1001. sar2401:

I have spent more time out looking up at the sky than usual today. Considering I did that for a lot of years before weather radar and the internet ever showed up, it's not too weird.


SAR, have you tried the Columbus, Georgia radar?
1022. sar2401
Quoting 1021. RTLSNK:



SAR, have you tried the Columbus, Georgia radar?
That would be grand, except Columbus doesn't have a radar site. Fort Rucker, south of me, and Carville (East Alabama), north of me, are the two nearest. Of course, they are both down. If you know of a radar site in Columbus that I don't, I'm all ears though. :-)
1023. RTLSNK
Quoting 1022. sar2401:

That would be grand, except Columbus doesn't have a radar site. Fort Rucker, south of me, and Carville (East Alabama), north of me, are the two nearest. Of course, they are both down. If you know of a radar site in Columbus that I don't, I'm all ears though. :-)


I think it is Fort Benning but I'm not sure, I know Fort Rucker has one and I saw that one is down.
I'll do some checking and see what I can come up with.
Quoting 1022. sar2401:

That would be grand, except Columbus doesn't have a radar site. Fort Rucker, south of me, and Carville (East Alabama), north of me, are the two nearest. Of course, they are both down. If you know of a radar site in Columbus that I don't, I'm all ears though. :-)


Google Images has an image for everything...apparently...



I looked up "all ears meme".

....
1025. Patrap
Humans are the most destructive force in the known universe second ONLY to......nature.
1026. RTLSNK
Quoting 1022. sar2401:

That would be grand, except Columbus doesn't have a radar site. Fort Rucker, south of me, and Carville (East Alabama), north of me, are the two nearest. Of course, they are both down. If you know of a radar site in Columbus that I don't, I'm all ears though. :-)


Sorry, can't find anything about Fort Benning having a radar site. It's been there since 1918. I have been assigned there twice during my career. It's odd that they wouldn't have a radar site. They must rely on the NWS in Peachtree City.
Quoting 691. BaltimoreBrian:

This evening in the western sky the crescent moon, Venus and Jupiter form a triangle with Venus on the right side and Jupiter, fainter, on the top.



I saw it :) No cloud cover this time, and they were visible even with the light pollution in my neighborhood. Cool!
1028. sar2401
Quoting 1009. GeoffreyWPB:

sar, somehow you and vis go together...


View on YouTube
I thought that was more like you and Gro....
Quoting 924. JRRP:


active TW




and watch this anticyclone form out...



got upper divergence, no lower convergence just yet on cmiss analysis
Taking a three day vacation. See you later.
1031. sar2401
Quoting 1026. RTLSNK:



Sorry, can't find anything about Fort Benning having a radar site. It's been there since 1918. I have been assigned there twice during my career. It's odd that they wouldn't have a radar site. They must rely on the NWS in Peachtree City.
Darn! Benning actually does have a radar, it's just not public. They've got a heliport manned by Army Aviation and the radar is for incoming and outgoing flights from Ft. Rucker when they are doing maneuvers. I saw the heliport and radar site when I was on base a couple of years ago. Not a very big radar, but it was there.
#923 - barbamz

"My town Mainz is celebrating its traditional "Midsummer St John's Night Festival" though (in honor of St. John but even more of Johannes Gutenberg, the town's most known son)..."

That's quite an impressive native son. You definitely have bragging rights there. :-)
1033. sar2401
Quoting 1024. Astrometeor:



Google Images has an image for everything...apparently...



I looked up "all ears meme".

....
That's actually kind of creepy.
1034. sar2401
Quoting 1010. Dakster:



Beats me... has a blog here that was updated as recently as 2008....

No bio and I don't know how to tell the last time the person logged in.


Must be why I don't remember him or her. After 15 years, I do forget a few though. :-)
Wicked elongated super cell north of Faith, SD dropping baseball sized hail and a likely tornado.
1036. RTLSNK
Quoting 1031. sar2401:

Darn! Benning actually does have a radar, it's just not public. They've got a heliport manned by Army Aviation and the radar is for incoming and outgoing flights from Ft. Rucker when they are doing maneuvers. I saw the heliport and radar site when I was on base a couple of years ago. Not a very big radar, but it was there.


That makes sense. I was there in 1966 for Jump School and then in 1967 for Ranger School
so I probably wouldn't even recognize the place anymore. LOL
1037. sar2401
Quoting 1019. MeteorologistTV:

Confirmed TORNADO JUST NW OF BISON, SD
I'm hoping all 300 people in Bison made it through safe.
1038. vis0
rainbow loop for today June 21st 2015 as BILL exits stage RIGHT...LEFT (not original quality but viewable) if i remember will post VID of the sudden downpour and VERY HIGH TROPICAL STORM LIKE CLOUDS BUILDING as BILLs back end feeder bands built up as BILL left the US. It was as if the 8 hrs of sunshine was the eye HONEST. It was windy in the AM _8AM then it became partly sunny to FULL SUNSHINE NOT A CLOUD early afternoon then ~5:30 began to see a few THICK clouds by 6PM people were running (sadly including senior citizens with walkers, from a community centre open air festival that included some JAZZ music, will add to VID for Patrap ( only part that have full AUDIO ONLY) by 6o10 trees were swaying , empty local newspaper dispenser (made of plastic NOT metal) was knocked over, birds were scratching there heads ...okay thats a stretch. It was as if the back end of an eye passed by. ~6pm June 21st 2015 NYC EDT.

i say BILL was an artificial TS sent by aliens to reset Earths weather/Jet stream over the Americas, you read it here 1ST!!!...before ya used it as TP.


http://youtu.be/sdBtEQeSNEs(720x480, below its 600x400)



BACK TO OBSERVING WATCHES + WARNING STAY TUNED TO NOAA RADIO


1039. sar2401
Quoting 1036. RTLSNK:



That makes sense. I was there in 1966 for Jump School and then in 1967 for Ranger School
so I probably wouldn't even recognize the place anymore. LOL
Probably not. It's got a freeway now. Really. Not to mention a shopping center and a terrific infantry museum. Except for being there at taps, when everyone stops their car in the middle of the street, jumps out, and salutes, you almost forget you're on a military base. :-)
1040. txjac
Quoting 1030. HurricaneAndre:

Taking a three day vacation. See you later.


Hope that you have fun ...see ya when you get back
1041. sar2401
Quoting 1038. vis0:

rainbow loop for today June 21st 2015 as BILL exits stage RIGHT...LEFT (not original quality but viewable) if i remember will post VID of the sudden downpour and VERY HIGH TROPICAL STORM LIKE CLOUDS BUILDING as BILLs back end feeder bands built up as BILL left the US. It was as if the 8 hrs of sunshine was the eye HONEST. It was windy in the AM _8AM then it became partly sunny to FULL SUNSHINE NOT A CLOUD early afternoon then ~5:30 began to see a few THICK clouds by 6PM people were running (sadly including senior citizens with walkers, from a community centre open air festival that included some JAZZ music, will add to VID for Patrap ( only part that have full AUDIO ONLY) by 6o10 trees were swaying , empty local newspaper dispenser (made of plastic NOT metal) was knocked over, birds were scratching there heads ...okay thats a stretch. It was as if the back end of an eye passed by. ~6pm June 21st 2015 NYC EDT.

i say BILL was an artificial TS sent by aliens to reset Earths weather/Jet stream over the Americas, you read it here 1ST!!!...before ya used it as TP.


http://youtu.be/sdBtEQeSNEs(720x480, below its 600x400)



BACK TO OBSERVING WATCHES + WARNING STAY TUNED TO NOAA RADIO



Bill had a couple of tails still as it moved east. We had one in Alabama that caused a few thunderstorms that was clearly connected to Bill. They petered out long before they got this far south though.I wonder what the deal was with that tail from the north side of the storm that went through NYC? Must have something to do with ex-Bill merging with that low over Canada. I saw what you did with that animated GIF too. :-0(
1042. RTLSNK
Quoting 1039. sar2401:

Probably not. It's got a freeway now. Really. Not to mention a shopping center and a terrific infantry museum. Except for being there at taps, when everyone stops their car in the middle of the street, jumps out, and salutes, you almost forget you're on a military base. :-)


Gee, I wonder if the Embassy Club is still there right off the Main Post road.
Oh, wait, that club was "Off Limits" to all military personnel.
I was never there. I swear. ^_^
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Past my bedtime. Snake out.
Quoting 989. Gearsts:

Not expecting much.

POOFS. Too much stable air.
Quoting 1036. RTLSNK:



That makes sense. I was there in 1966 for Jump School and then in 1967 for Ranger School
so I probably wouldn't even recognize the place anymore. LOL


Lol. I was born there in 1966. And moved shortly thereafter. Probably wouldn't recognize the place either. :)

Nice and cool here tonight

Fair
80°F
27°C
Humidity 87%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 30.09 in (1018.8 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 85°F (29°C)
Last update 21 Jun 9:53 pm CDT
Quoting 974. DeepSeaRising:

Being just north of Madison, in the heart of what's to be at least a moderate risk for Wisconsin tomorrow. SPC wording has really become more definitive about a possible major severe event with strong tornadoes possible. Conditions available all are on the table including a damaging wind event and very large hail. Expect a bump to moderate risk soon.


Not to mention tornadoes. With a hodograph reading like this (taken near Madison) you know that storms will be ready to churn up some parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan.



For those of you who don't know, hodographs plot a combination of wind speed, direction, and atmospheric altitude. Essentially, the "C" shape present on my attached picture indicates a shifting of the winds aloft, and tornado development is quid pro quo on just that.
Quoting 1024. Astrometeor:



Google Images has an image for everything...apparently...



I looked up "all ears meme".

....


It looks like the result when you cross Jimmy Fallon and Mr. Potato Head ears... Just my take on it.
1047. sar2401
Quoting 1044. AtHomeInTX:



Lol. I was born there in 1966. And moved shortly thereafter. Probably wouldn't recognize the place either. :)

Nice and cool here tonight

Fair
80°F
27°C
Humidity 87%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 30.09 in (1018.8 mb)
Dewpoint 76°F (24°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index 85°F (29°C)
Last update 21 Jun 9:53 pm CDT
{Sniff} It's still 83 here with a dewpoint of 74. The high was an even 100 after an overnight low of 75. We didn't have any thunderstorms, which is probably a good thing, since they only way I would have known they were coming is seeing them from the front porch. Seems really odd not to be able to look at radar and get a decent picture of what's happening.
1048. sar2401
Quoting 1046. WIBadgerWeather:



It looks like the result when you cross Jimmy Fallon and Mr. Potato Head ears... Just my take on it.
It almost looks like a chocolate Easter bunny made of ears. And it's still creepy.
Wow, pretty dead right now (in the Atlantic and on the blog) wonder if we'll be in doldrums like this much this year? During August 2013 I think it was, I remember specifically one night the blog being so dead it was almost eerie: nothing going on AT ALL. 2013 was just painful....
1050. sar2401
Quoting 1045. WIBadgerWeather:



Not to mention tornadoes. With a hodograph reading like this (taken near Madison) you know that storms will be ready to churn up some parts of Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan.



For those of you who don't know, hodographs plot a combination of wind speed, direction, and atmospheric altitude. Essentially, the "C" shape present on my attached picture indicates a shifting of the winds aloft, and tornado development is quid pro quo on just that.
There's still a very stout cap that's going to have to bust to get that hodograph to prove out. The MUCAPE is so high that the cap is going to be an issue, and caps are harder to bust that far north. At least, I hope the cap holds long enough to stop anything really severe.
1051. sar2401
Quoting 1049. opal92nwf:

Wow, pretty dead right now (in the Atlantic and on the blog) wonder if we'll be in doldrums like this much this year? During August 2013 I think it was, I remember specifically one night the blog being so dead it was almost eerie: nothing going on AT ALL. 2013 was just painful....
The Atlantic is going to be dead for at least the next couple of weeks. The SAL, dry air, and lack of vertical instability is going to crush anything that tries to get started. Things are looking slightly better in the eastern Caribbean, as the shear has been falling and instability has been decreasing. The western Caribbean still has prohibitive shear and trade winds. Our best chance for a storm is how we got Bill or a system like the wave about to move through the eastern Caribbean now.
Surface map showing just how massive MDR high pressure is.

Link
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
Hope it stays active enough till it reach east PR, .....
Quoting 793. DeepSeaRising:

Tornado outbreak over Wisconsin seeming more like a real possibility on Monday. CAPE will be off the charts and the SPC's wording certainly, unless things change, makes one believe this will be a moderate risk day. Don't know if anyone wants to post it, but it got my attention. It's the Monday outlook discussion.


A lot more than high cape is needed for a major tornado event. While it plays a major role, cape is often very high here in FL in the summer which is why it's the lightning capital here. High cape is for all practical purposes directly proportional to updraft strength and thus average amount of lightning activity, but without much shear, don't expect much in the way of tornadoes. Conversely, strong dynamic forcing and high shear needs only moderate cape for a major shear event.
How is it that we are breaking all these land based high temperature records but the satellite data shows no warming for over 18 years?