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January 2014: Earth's 4th Warmest January on Record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 1:34 PM GMT on February 24, 2014

January 2014 was the globe's 4th warmest January since records began in 1880, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) and NASA. January 2013 global land temperatures were the 4th warmest on record, and global ocean temperatures were the 7th warmest on record. In the Southern Hemisphere, land temperatures were the warmest on record. Global satellite-measured temperatures in January 2013 for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were 9th or 6th warmest in the 36-year record, according to Remote Sensing Systems and the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH), respectively. Northern Hemisphere January snow cover was the 10th lowest in the 48-year record.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for January 2014, the 4th warmest January for the globe since record keeping began in 1880. All-time record warmth was observed over portions of Greenland, Brazil, and Central and Southern Africa. Much cooler than average temperatures were observed over portions of the eastern half of the U.S. and Northern Siberia. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) .

One billion-dollar weather disaster in January 2014
One billion-dollar weather-related disaster hit the Earth during January 2014, according to the January 2014 Catastrophe Report from insurance broker Aon Benfield: the cold wave and winter weather associated with the Midwest and Eastern U.S. "Polar Vortex" episode of January 5 - 8, 2014, which cost an estimated $3 billion. Damage estimates from the ongoing extreme drought in California are not yet available, though the California Farm Water Coalition, an industry group, estimates that lost revenue in 2014 from farming and related businesses such as trucking and processing could reach $5 billion.


Figure 2. The cold wave and winter weather associated with the Midwest and Eastern U.S. "Polar Vortex" episode of January 5 - 8, 2014, cost an estimated $3 billion. In this picture, we see snow shovelers take a break in South Haven, Michigan after an epic lake effect snowstorm buried the city on January 8, 2014. Image credit: Wunderphotographer nanamac.

An extremely wet January in the UK; extreme dryness in Norway
An unusually wavy jet stream over Europe in January 2014 brought remarkable wet and dry extremes. Radcliffe Meteorological Station at Oxford University in the U.K. measured 146.9 mm (5.78”) of precipitation in January 2014, the wettest winter month ever observed there since records began in 1767. As wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt writes, this is one of the longest periods of record for precipitation in the world. In Ireland, Valentia Observatory has seen rain every day but one since December 22--an astounding 64 of the past 65 days. Parts of Norway had their driest January ever, with no precipitation at all at several locations, e.g.: Bodø, Narvik, Harstad, Tysfjord, Fauske. The record dry conditions sparked January wildfires that destroyed over 200 buildings, a highly unusual occurrence for January in Norway.


Figure 3. One piece of good news: preliminary measurements from the CryoSat satellite show that the volume of Arctic sea ice in autumn 2013 was about 50% higher than in the autumn of 2012: 9,000 cubic kilometers vs. 6,000 cubic kilometers. About 90% of the increase in volume between the two years was due to the retention of thick, multiyear ice around Northern Greenland and the Canadian Archipelago. However, this apparent recovery in ice volume should be considered in a long-term context. It is estimated that in the early 1980s, October ice volume was around 20,000 cubic kilometers, meaning that more than half of the polar ice has been lost in the past 30 years. Image credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Arctic sea ice falls to 4th lowest January extent on record
Arctic sea ice extent during January was 4th lowest in the 36-year satellite record, and was very similar to the January extents measured in 2013 and 2012, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Sea ice extent so far during February has been tracking near or below the all-time record low levels for this time of year set in 2012, according to data from the University of Illinois Cryosphere Today. This is due, in part, to a large surge of warm air that pushed into the Arctic in late January and early February, which has kept the Arctic 5 - 15°C (9 - 27°F) warmer than average since January 25, according to data from Danish Meteorological Institute. Greenland temperatures were more than 5°C above average for a month beginning in the second week of January 2014, and "the snowpack heating the abnormal warmth increase the likelihood of an earlier melt onset and above average Greenland melting this coming summer," says Greenland expert Dr. Jason Box in his http://darksnow.org/ blog.

Thanks go to Maximiliano Herrera and Michael Thuesner for the Europe weather information. Wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, has a comprehensive post on the notable weather events of January 2014 in his January 2014 Global Weather Extremes Summary.



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Reader Comments


Quoting 982. sar2401:

I'm convinced that most sane people hate their jobs. Not so much the work they do, but their job. No matter how much you like the work, there's the day to day drag of getting up, going to work, listening to people who are not as smart as you tell you what to do...that kind of thing. If you could be a mad scientist with a free hand to do your own research, and your lab was in a basement where no one bothered you, that's probably as close as one can get to loving a job. :-)
Pretty much. Work sucks.

And... the ability to perform tasks effectively doesn't mitigate the suckiness. :p

Quoting 997. Astrometeor:


:<

Yeah, right. I might've been arrogant up until I hit 8th grade...arrogant with respect to my fellows of the similar age. Compare me against my older brother and/or sister? I fail miserably.

Don't have THAT much to be arrogant about. Sure I like to harp on about my school, but hey, that's about the only time I show pride for my school. You won't hear a peep out of me at the Pep Rally(s).

If anyone here is arrogant, it's Cody and/or Kori.
I'm starting to think Cody isn't arrogant, just confident. Which is different.

I'll admit to arrogance at times.
Quoting 1000. TropicalAnalystwx13:

No no no no no, that is not true. I never brag here or elsewhere, even in the off chance that one of my forecasts end up true. And I certainly realize I'm dumb compared to many. Stahp the lies.

arrogrant
adjective
1. having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one's own importance or abilities.
2. personified in Cody ;)

Just joking Cody.

Quoting 991. Dakster:


I didn't like working retail, which IIRC, you are doing... And I can understand that. Regardless, you need to work towards getting a job you do love.

and yes, BAHA - There are parts of my job I don't like. But they are tiny in comparison to my overall job satisfaction.


And, after that - I must bid farewell for the night. It 'tis my bed time.
I'm working feverishly to do that, and luckily, the progress toward that end is going extremely well; better than I had hoped, even.

I tried explaining to them that Walmart's expectations are arbitrary (I used that exact terminology), and there's always some kind of shortcoming that somebody has to complain about. The dude chalked that up to different management depending on the time of day (we switch at 8 AM and 8 PM, respectively). That's probably one factor.

I also explained how the store used to be a lot different. The previous store manager (we've had a new one for a year) would throw football in the corral with the associates, not because we weren't intended to work, but because it gave the employees a sense of appreciation. The going theory was that if you felt like your work was appreciated, you would be motivated to work harder. Which still rings true.

His response? "Walmart is changing. You might have noticed it, too." Then something about how to corporate, everyday is perfect, with no unforeseen variables to slow down your tasks. Oh well, at least he's honest.
Detroit had 0.4" of snow today, which means they are tied with 1925-1926 for the second snowiest winter on record. 14.8" need to set a new solo record.

oh.... seems a bit chilly up north
Quoting 1002. KoritheMan:

I'm starting to think Cody isn't arrogant, just confident. Which is different.

I'll admit to arrogance at times.

Confident with regards to...?

Quoting 1007. TropicalAnalystwx13:

Confident with regards to...?
Yourself and your abilities. Which isn't a bad thing.
Quoting 1008. KoritheMan:

Yourself and your abilities. Which isn't a bad thing.


If he's confident...what are you saying about me then?!?

I thought we were friends...

GEM cali rainfall
hmmmm. I'm feeling ancient right about now. Time has humbled me. And I don't know anything anymore. And besides, Grothar called me old. lol
Quoting 1005. BaltimoreBrian:
Detroit had 0.4" of snow today, which means they are tied with 1925-1926 for the second snowiest winter on record. 14.8" need to set a new solo record.


Good thing Isaac isn't on right now...he'd probably be gloating really hard right now.

Good night to everyone.


NAM model seems a bit extreme... 10+ inches above santa barbara, CA... and like 6-8 in los angeles... all in less than 3 days. That would be hugely catastrophic... and could cause lots of flooding and landslides

Quoting 1010. Astrometeor:


If he's confident...what are you saying about me then?!?

I thought we were friends...
You? You're cool as all hell, otherwise I wouldn't be talking to you so habitually. :]

Quoting 1012. AtHomeInTX:
hmmmm. I'm feeling ancient right about now. Time has humbled me. And I don't know anything anymore. And besides, Grothar called me old. lol
Hey Stef. If it helps, I find you look rather youthful for your age.
1017. Levi32
Quoting 1014. nwobilderburg:


NAM model seems a bit extreme... 10+ inches above santa barbara, CA... and like 6-8 in los angeles... all in less than 3 days. That would be hugely catastrophic... and could cause lots of flooding and landslides


This is very odd. It looks like NCEP changed their accumulated precip. files for the 32km NAM, so that they are now different than the 12km NAM. The 32km NAM totals are now too high. The 12km NAM looks correct. I'll try to fix this ASAP. Sorry about that.

Quoting 1017. Levi32:


This is very odd. It looks like NCEP changed their accumulated precip. files for the 32km NAM, so that they are now different than the 12km NAM. The 32km NAM totals are now too high. The 12km NAM looks correct. I'll try to fix this ASAP. Sorry about that.



awww..i wanted rain
100 years of drought in Australia.
Major droughts
Jan 1895-Mar 1903 'Federation drought' affects most of Aust
Jan 1914-Jan 1915 Widespread drought; Aust wheat crop fails
Jan 1918-Jan 1920 Severe drought affects all Australian states
Jan 1939-Jan 1945 'WWII droughts' hit NSW, Vic, Qld, WA
Jan 1965-Mar 1968 Drought develops in NSW, spreads to most of Aust
Apr 1982-Jan 1983 A short, severe drought associated with an El Nino
Dec 1991-June 1995 'Long El Nino': Crop yields drop up to 50pc
Jan 2001-Jan 2009 'Millennium drought' affects most of Aust
Late 2013-present Drought hits NSW, Qld

Major floods
Dec 1916 Major flooding at Clermont, Qld
Jan 1916 Major flooding in Rockhampton, Qld
Jul 1926 Major flooding in south-west WA
Apr 1929 Major flooding in northern Tas
Feb 1934 Major flooding in Melbourne
Jan 1940 Major flooding at Roper River, NT
Jun 1952 Major flooding in NSW and Victoria
Feb 1954 Major flooding in northern NSW and SE Qld
Feb 1955 Major flooding in Hunter Valley, NSW
May 1955 Major flooding in inland Queensland
Sep 1965 Major flooding in Tasmania
May 1969 Major flooding in South Esk Basin, Tas
Dec 1970 Major flooding in southern Tasmania
Jan 1974 Major flooding in Qld and western NSW
Feb 1976 Major flooding in Qld and western NSW
Jan 1982 Major flooding in Nannup, WA
May 1983 Major flooding in southern Queensland
Apr 1990 Major flooding in central NSW and SW Qld
Jan 1998 Major flooding in Katherine, NT
Mar 1999 Major flooding in Moora, WA
Mar 2010 Major flooding in SW Queensland, NW NSW
Dec 2010 Major flooding in NSW, Qld, SA, Vic and WA
Jan 2011-Apr 2011 Major flooding in Qld, NSW, Vic and Tas
Aug 2011 Major flooding in Gippsland, Vic
Feb-Mar 2012 Major flooding in NSW, Vic, Qld
Jun 2012 Major flooding in Vic
Jan 2013 Major flooding in Qld, NSW

© ABC 2014
Japan Meteorological Agency
Tropical Cyclone #1
Gale Warning
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 03
15:00 PM JST February 26 2014
====================================

SUBJECT: Tropical Depression Near Chuuk

At 6:00 AM UTC, Tropical Depression (1002 hPa) located at 9.8N 151.5E has 10 minute sustained winds of 30 knots. The depression is reported as moving west slowly.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.0

Forecast and Intensity
=======================
24 HRS: 9.8N 148.0E - 35 knots (CAT 1/Tropical Storm) Caroline Islands
1021. Levi32
Quoting 1017. Levi32:


This is very odd. It looks like NCEP changed their accumulated precip. files for the 32km NAM, so that they are now different than the 12km NAM. The 32km NAM totals are now too high. The 12km NAM looks correct. I'll try to fix this ASAP. Sorry about that.



Correction: NAM 32km looks to be correct. NAM 12km totals are too low. Maybe if NCEP could keep a file system that made sense...

As of the 12z run the problem will be fixed.
1022. LargoFl
Good Morning!..........................
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
Detroit had 0.4" of snow today, which means they are tied with 1925-1926 for the second snowiest winter on record. 14.8" need to set a new solo record.


hehehe, i still want 22" to give us 100" something to remember this winter by

Good Morning All,
Detroit 9 Degrees
Grayling Army Airfield Mich -4 Degrees
Grayling Alaska 19 Degrees
Good morning.

What a beautiful sunrise in Puerto Rico and more so if you have the Moon and Venus out there.

Foggy morning - Dense Fog Advisory for Fort Myers area.


Rain Thursday - then back to sun and 80s.
Good morning, afternoon or evening, everyone. It's 45 degrees with a wind chill of 39. We've had almost three quarters of an inch of rain since midnight. In the next three days we'll be going between temps of 31 and the mid 70's. I'm ready for temps to hit the mid seventies and just stay there for a month or two. I'm hoping the possible ice for Louisiana will stay north of me.

Breakfast's on the sideboard: steak, eggs and hash browns, Belgian waffles with strawberries or powdered sugar, croissants, creamy oatmeal with blueberries, cinnamon streusel coffee cake, omelets with cheese, mushrooms, peppers and diced ham or bacon, Oversize Breakfast Biscuits with sausage patties and strawberry jelly on the side, bagels with cream cheese and jelly, thick slices of fried honey ham, cheesy grits and shrimp, cheese Danishes, yogurt, fresh fruit and orange, apple or pineapple juice. Regular and decaf coffee with flavored creamers to the side. Enjoy!
The latest updated loop of the Pacific sub-surface waters shows how that big warm pool continues to expand eastward.

Dr. Masters, you spoke of January statics for ice cover, why didn't you use January statics for ice cover' you chose October, let's compare apples, not oranges and apples!
Quoting 1028. trunkmonkey:
Dr. Masters, you spoke of January statics for ice cover, why didn't you use January statics for ice cover' you chose October, let's compare apples, not oranges and apples!
I'm not quite sure what you're saying, so I'll try to help clear up your confusion:

1) Those four October ice thickness graphics Dr. Masters showed were to illustrate that Arctic sea ice volume had actually increased last year over the previous year. Why October? That's generally when sea ice volume is at its lowest, so year-to-year measurements are more valid.

2) In writing of January sea ice extent, Dr. Masters was merely echoing the NSIDC's report on the month just past.

For the record, Arctic sea ice month-to-date area (CT) is the lowest ever on record.
1030. LargoFl
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT.

...THUNDERSTORM IMPACT...
SHOWERS WITH SOME THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SPREADING ACROSS THE AREA
FROM NORTH TO SOUTH STARTING THIS MORNING AND CONTINUING THROUGH
TONIGHT. THE THUNDERSTORM THREAT WILL MAINLY COME TO AN END AFTER
THIS EVENING.
1031. LargoFl
might be a stormy night and tomorrow...........
1032. LargoFl
7-day Tampa bay area...............
1033. LargoFl
1034. LargoFl
1035. StormWx
I'm afraid its going to be a nasty wet day for FL and the Southeast.

Singapore and Malaysia hit by extreme dry spell

When there's an El Nino, that part of the world experiences severe drought. Maybe the drought is a sign of an impending El Nino? Cause and effect can get a bit muddled, sometimes.

Link
1037. StormWx
Why does it feel as though the entire year has been below average? Oh its because it pretty much has for the eastern 2/3rds of the country. Poor California, warm and dry and drought to continue.



Morning, guys! We got 4 inches of snow in town.
1039. LargoFl
Quoting 1035. StormWx:
I'm afraid its going to be a nasty wet day for FL and the Southeast.

yes a stormy couple of days ahead..local met thinks there might be hail in a few of these storms by me we'll see what happens.
1040. LargoFl
1041. LargoFl
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
407 AM EST WED FEB 26 2014

DCZ001-MDZ004>007-009>011-013-014-016>018-VAZ037> 040-042-050>057-
501-502-261700-
/O.CON.KLWX.WW.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-140226T1700Z/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-
HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-
ANNE ARUNDEL-CHARLES-ST. MARYS-CALVERT-ALBEMARLE-GREENE-MADISON-
RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-ORANGE-CULPEPER-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-STAFFORD-SPOTSYLVANIA-
KING GEORGE-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-SOUTHERN FAUQUIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...FREDERICK...WESTMINSTER...
GAITHERSBURG...COLUMBIA...BALTIMORE...ANNAPOLIS.. .WALDORF...
ST MARYS CITY...CHARLOTTESVILLE...LEESBURG...CULPEPER...
MANASSAS...MANASSAS PARK...FAIRFAX...ALEXANDRIA...FALLS CHURCH...
FREDERICKSBURG...WARRENTON
407 AM EST WED FEB 26 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON EST
TODAY...

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 2 INCHES.

* TIMING...DEVELOPING THROUGH 4 AM AND CONTINUING THROUGH THE
MIDDLE MORNING HOURS. SNOW WILL TAPER OFF AS FLURRIES BY NOON.

* TEMPERATURES...UPPER 20S.

* WINDS...LIGHT AND VARIABLE...BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 TO 15 MPH
IN THE LATE MORNING.

* IMPACTS...SNOW ACCUMULATION FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE. UNTREATED
ROADWAYS WILL BE SLICK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

&&

$$
1042. LargoFl
...DENSE FOG ACROSS PALM BEACH COUNTY UNTIL 9 AM EDT...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTH FLORIDA.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

VISIBILITY: PATCHY TO AREAS OF FOG WILL CONTINUE OVER PALM BEACH COUNTY THROUGH
EARLY THIS MORNING. SOME OF THE FOG COULD BE DENSE AT TIMES, WITH
VISIBILITY DROPPING TO BELOW ONE QUARTER OF A MILE.


NO OTHER HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS EXPECTED AT THIS TIME.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING
FRONTAL BOUNDARY MAINLY OVER THE EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AREAS OF SOUTH
FLORIDA. THESE STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LIGHTNING
STRIKES, HEAVY RAINFALL, AND GUSTY WINDS.
1043. LargoFl
1044. LargoFl
a BIG CONGRATS to this 9 year old!!!!..............LARGO --
A nine-year-old Largo boy stole the show at Sunday’s Gasparilla Half Marathon by setting a world record.


“It was awesome,” Will Stone said.


Back at Oakhurst Elementary in Largo this week, Will Stone’s accomplishment is the talk of his school.

"The races are really what I train for, and that’s what I like the best, 'cause all the people cheering you on, it just makes you go faster,” Will said.


Stone started running at age five. He pounds the pavement at least three times a week.

In only his second half-marathon, he broke his age group’s world record by four seconds, finishing the 13.1 miles in 1:41:07.


“We saw the national record and we’re like, 'We can beat this,'" Will said. "And my dad looked up the world record and he’s like, 'If we work really hard we can beat this too.'"


This is only the beginning of Stone’s running career. Every time he laces up his shoes and takes off he’s running down his dream to become an Olympic gold medalist.


“It’s, like, a thing not many people can achieve and it feels good that you’re outside and other people are just sitting on the couch," he said.


Hard work isn’t lost on the young guy. His goal is to run marathons, compete in triathlons and hopefully someday take part in the Olympics.


Will ran with his dad most of the race, but took off with about three miles to go and finished a minute ahead of him.

1045. LargoFl
Getting closer...................
Toronto Pearson Int'l Airport
Date: 8:00 AM EST Wednesday 26 February 2014
Condition:Mainly Sunny
Pressure:30.0 inches
Tendency:rising
Visibility:15 miles
Temperature:4.6°F
Dewpoint:-5.4°F
Humidity:63%
Wind:W 18 gust 26 mph
Wind Chill: -15


little chilly with the windchill this morning
1049. ncstorm
06z GFS





00z CMC





00z Euro dropped it from the 12z run yesterday but wouldnt be surprise if pick it back up..




Quoting 1049. ncstorm:
06z GFS





00z CMC





00z Euro dropped it from the 12z run yesterday but wouldnt be surprise if pick it back up..




you will get one last winter blast nc we all will that's on the east coast and lower lakes areas
Quoting 979. sar2401:

Once again, you have ducked my main point. It doesn't matter if all the other surveys showed the same thing if only one-third of the papers took a position on the question. That still means two-thirds didn't. I haven't looked at the methodology of the other surveys but I suspect that they are all similar.

I might suggest you re-read my comment. I've actually not ducked your "point" at all, in fact, the opposite is true. For your benefit, I will remind you of it again here:

I explained to you why your concern just isnt valid. In science, there is no reason to restate science that is already well-established. As a concept evolves from a hypothesis to a verified hypothesis to a theory to a well-established theory, you will find the peer reviewed literature also evolves. Things will be heavily sourced and reasoned, then they will be cited and discussed briefly. Then you reach a point where there is just a simple citation. Then you just stop citing the concept at all and assume it to be true, moving on to different aspects.
This is basically true of all science. This is just how it works. So really the issue at hand is that you are having difficulty understanding how the peer-reviewed literature works. The "issue" you discuss is just a function of how the peer-reviewed literature works, and means nothing beyond that.

Something else of note... because human activities being the dominant driver of the enhanced greenhouse effect (causing a rise in global temperatures) is the consensus view, you really wouldn't see journal articles set a position anymore unless they disagreed. So actually that makes the ~97% values even more significant. At this point there is virtually no reason to explicitly state an opinion in the peer reviewed literature unless you disagree with the majority of scientists. Your concerns just are not that valid when held up to scrutiny.

Again, the authors of each of these papers presented their methodology and their conclusions. If disagree with their methodology, you are free to establish your own, and do your own analysis. You could even submit a journal comment to the original article, which would take less time and effort. That's how science works.
ca gets some much needed rains





The thing with the 0Z Euro is it moves the storm out in frame and as a result the cold air retreats some. So intead of getting heavy snow and ice across the SE US instead it would be a cold rain if this pans out.

Quoting 1056. StormTrackerScott:


Yeah the Euro dropped it. However the GFS and CMC wants to bring wintry mix from GA to NC. Yesterday again Ric bashed my post as hype because I said the Euro was showing 10" of snow across Macon. It's like we can post or talk about long range models without getting backlash. To me hype is when some blogs about something and greatly exaggerates what they are seeing. I am getting real sick of this crap from him on this blog and I will be going to Doc about this as the admins continue to let this go on. Time has ran out on Ric and it's time for action.


As always I really appreciate your post ncstorm.
well I tell ya this the comm is for all not one

and maybe you should leave the mod stuff up to the mods



and I suggest ya just drop it from here to be honest it sounds kinda attacking no
cold weather and snow for the northeast by the end of the weekend
Quoting 1059. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
and I suggest ya just drop it from here to be honest it sounds kinda attacking no


Maybe you should tell him that Keeper as he attacks me everyday on every post but wait that's right for him to do.

Mods aren't doing anything about it so I will.

While in FL we've had a non Winter. Let me rephrase C & S FL have had a non Winter.

Here are the highs and lows so far in February for Orlando.

Feb. 1 80 59
Feb. 2 85 65
Feb. 3 86 62
Feb. 4 87 66
Feb. 5 86 67
Feb. 6 72 51
Feb. 7 60 51
Feb. 8 61 56
Feb. 9 74 53
Feb. 10 76 51
Feb. 11 82 52
Feb. 12 80 60
Feb. 13 64 45
Feb. 14 66 37
Feb. 15 72 47
Feb. 16 72 39
Feb. 17 77 42
Feb. 18 82 48
Feb. 19 83 55
Feb. 20 86 55
Feb. 21 83 65
Feb. 22 79 64
Feb. 23 87 64
Feb. 24 77 64
Feb. 25 81 59
The ole "turbines tame hurricanes" is back again....


Offshore wind farms could tame hurricanes before they reach land, study says

Excerpt:

In the case of Katrina, Jacobson's model revealed that an array of 78,000 wind turbines off the coast of New Orleans would have significantly weakened the hurricane well before it made landfall.

In the computer model, by the time Hurricane Katrina reached land, its simulated wind speeds had decreased by 36-44 meters per second (between 80 and 98 mph) and the storm surge had decreased by up to 79 percent.


Only 78000 huh.....


Also, NHC has finalized the 2013 tracks


It will not snow again in the main parts of AL/GA

It's over
Quoting 1065. GeorgiaStormz:
It will not snow again in the main parts of AL/GA

It's over


GFS and CMC say yes but the Euro has dropped that solution. Well see that's for sure.
This is the winter that won't end.lol.I got 3 inches yesterday and So far I have measured 2 and half inches with this snow event.Could squeeze out 3.That would be 6 inches for both days.I have to see what next week brings.CWG thinks just plain old cold rain.
1068. Guysgal
Pretty sobering report...Link
Quoting 1055. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
ca gets some much needed rains








Wow it rains in CA? We have not seem a how lot of rain at all this year I wounded if are high and dry fall and winter is linked two the cold cold snowy mid west
1070. ricderr
yawn....somebody looking for me?.......good morning everyone......darn sprinkles this morning....disappointing to see heavy dark clouds...but the darn rain evaporates to sprinkles in this darn climate
Quoting 1067. washingtonian115:
This is the winter that won't end.lol.I got 3 inches yesterday and So far I have measured 2 and half inches with this snow event.Could squeeze out 3.That would be 6 inches for both days.I have to see what next week brings.CWG thinks just plain old cold rain.


It looks like it's all about timing next week because if the storm comes in later then the cold air will be gone but if the storm comes in sooner IE the GFS and CMC then you would get snow.
wow it snows in Washington DC?? Seem like other place that's hard two get snow this winter
1073. StormWx
Quoting StormTrackerScott:


Yeah the Euro dropped it. However the GFS and CMC wants to bring wintry mix from GA to NC. Yesterday again Ric bashed my post as hype because I said the Euro was showing 10" of snow across Macon. It's like we can post or talk about long range models without getting backlash. To me hype is when some blogs about something and greatly exaggerates what they are seeing. I am getting real sick of this crap from him on this blog and I will be going to Doc about this as the admins continue to let this go on. Time has ran out on Ric and it's time for action.


As always I really appreciate your post ncstorm.


Everyone has the right to their opinion. There is an 'ignore' button in case ya didnt know. Also, please keep the post weather related. Maybe take a peek at the 'rules of the road' bud! Here, have this lovely radar of your area. Looks like you'll have some rain to measure today, hopefully no golf ball size hail will hit you, lol.



1074. StormWx
Quoting ricderr:
yawn....somebody looking for me?.......good morning everyone......darn sprinkles this morning....disappointing to see heavy dark clouds...but the darn rain evaporates to sprinkles in this darn climate


Good Morning. No El Nino for us today thankfully. LOL.
Quoting 1075. ricderr:
hey....i need some help from the florida bloggers or someone else that might know....it was reported on sunday that there was TENNIS BALL size hail in florida north of orlando...and i can find no record of it.....anyone see anything at all like this???...or hear news reports????.....tv stories???? as this would have been highly unusual....thanx in advance


I never there was Tennis Ball size hail Ric. Again you never stop. Golf Ball size yes not Tennis Ball. Why you feel the need to attack me everyday is beyond me. So from here on out you are on ignore.
1078. ricderr
Good Morning. No El Nino for us today thankfully. LOL.




nope.....but there's still a few days of winter left.....one must wait for these types of things....


and storm.....i have that quote we talked about the other day...feel free to use it anytime

EXAGGERATION.....the truth....with little lies thrown in to spice things up
Mr. Crab
Slowly but surely the C Pacific is beginning to warm.




This strong of an MJO will cause westerly winds to increase across the Pacific causing continued warming potentially to El-Nino levels by the start of hurricane season.


Quoting 1075. ricderr:
hey....i need some help from the florida bloggers or someone else that might know....it was reported on sunday that there was TENNIS BALL size hail in florida north of orlando...and i can find no record of it.....anyone see anything at all like this???...or hear news reports????.....tv stories???? as this would have been highly unusual....thanx in advance

I'm northeast of Orlando and got no hail whatsoever.
1082. ricderr
I'm northeast of Orlando and got no hail whatsoever.


thanx birth...i was like...wow..that's some serious stuff...especially for florida...thanx...i'll send you the post
1083. StormWx
Quoting ricderr:
hey....i need some help from the florida bloggers or someone else that might know....it was reported on sunday that there was TENNIS BALL size hail in florida north of orlando...and i can find no record of it.....anyone see anything at all like this???...or hear news reports????.....tv stories???? as this would have been highly unusual....thanx in advance


I havent seen any reports either. Must have just happened over one house or something, strange phenomenon!
Quoting 1051. ScottLincoln:
Something else of note... because human activities being the dominant driver of the enhanced greenhouse effect (causing a rise in global temperatures) is the consensus view, you really wouldn't see journal articles set a position anymore unless they disagreed. So actually that makes the ~97% values even more significant. At this point there is virtually no reason to explicitly state an opinion in the peer reviewed literature unless you disagree with the majority of scientists. Your concerns just are not that valid when held up to scrutiny.

A similar tack to that is taken by some in attacking Evolution. "Hardly any biology papers specifically mention 'Darwinism' or Evolution, therefore, they don't endorse Evolution." It's a similar misunderstanding -or misrepresentation.

(This is not directed at anyone in this discussion. I'm merely noting a similar error.)

Hardly check in here anymore. Immaturity still reigns, I see.
1086. ricderr
I havent seen any reports either. Must have just happened over one house or something, strange phenomenon!



maybe...but did it make the news?....
1087. StormWx
I'm pretty excited that Daylight savings is just 11 days away, Sunday March 9th. Spring is just around the corner :o) Except for those up north, it looks like winter will never end!

1088. ricderr
I'm pretty excited that Daylight savings is just 11 days away



not me....spring forward....lose an hour of sleep....have you seen my mug?...i need all the beauty sleep i can get
1089. ncstorm
Quoting 1075. ricderr:
hey....i need some help from the florida bloggers or someone else that might know....it was reported on sunday that there was TENNIS BALL size hail in florida north of orlando...and i can find no record of it.....anyone see anything at all like this???...or hear news reports????.....tv stories???? as this would have been highly unusual....thanx in advance


Ric..still going with that "I dont make it personal" eh?
1090. ncstorm
Quoting 1056. StormTrackerScott:


Yeah the Euro dropped it. However the GFS and CMC wants to bring wintry mix from GA to NC. Yesterday again Ric bashed my post as hype because I said the Euro was showing 10" of snow across Macon. It's like we can post or talk about long range models without getting backlash. To me hype is when some blogs about something and greatly exaggerates what they are seeing. I am getting real sick of this crap from him on this blog and I will be going to Doc about this as the admins continue to let this go on. Time has ran out on Ric and it's time for action.


As always I really appreciate your post ncstorm.


Scott, maybe you need to send an email to admin or post in SensitiveThug blog and copy some of the comments..I cant understand his obsession about you talking about Florida weather with you living in Florida and he in Texas and you talking about an area he doesn't even live in..maybe he got family in Florida and he is worry they will come to WU and read your comments? Who knows..
Too funny.

No Ric, no hail in my part of Orlando, but I'm downtown.
1092. ricderr
Too funny.

No Ric, no hail in my part of Orlando, but I'm downtown.




thanx naga
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
1095. LargoFl
would YOU..like to live on Mars?...im serious..someone,some organization is already signing up people..If i remember right it starts in 2025.....................Mars One says 1,058 candidates have been shortlisted for the mission, from pool of more than 200,000 applicants around the world.
Quoting 1067. washingtonian115:
This is the winter that won't end.lol.I got 3 inches yesterday and So far I have measured 2 and half inches with this snow event.Could squeeze out 3.That would be 6 inches for both days.I have to see what next week brings.CWG thinks just plain old cold rain.


I'm thinking maybe the plain old cold rain that makes pretty silver patterns on the trees and doesn't make it to the ground until it brings trees and powerlines with it.

1097. LargoFl
live earthquake map site.......Link
1098. Dakster
Quoting 1088. ricderr:
I'm pretty excited that Daylight savings is just 11 days away



not me....spring forward....lose an hour of sleep....have you seen my mug?...i need all the beauty sleep i can get


I don't think an hour either way will help.

I know it won't help me.