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Jeopardy champion WATSON appointed head of National Academy of Blog Science

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 4:14 AM GMT on April 01, 2011

Jeopardy champion WATSON--the computer program that earlier this year decisively beat the two all-time human champions of America's favorite game show--has a new challenge. A modified version of WATSON has been appointed to direct a major new scientific organization, the White House announced today. The WATSON spin-off, dubbed HOLMES (short for Highly Objective Lore Machine for Examining Science), will head the newly created National Academy of Blog Science (NABS). The NABS, created in legislation passed by Congress last week, will replace the prestigious National Academy of Sciences (NAS) as the premier scientific advisory organization in charge of advising Congress on scientific matters. "The creation of the National Academy of Blog Science is a huge step forward for America's businesses to help them become more competitive and create jobs," said U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Bayinghound, who pushed the legislation through Congress.



Figure 1. HOLMES' predecessor, WATSON, clobbering the two all-time Jeopardy champions in a match earlier this year.

Dr. Hal N. Thousand, chief scientist for the Very Competitive Free Enterprise Institute (VCFEI), the pro-business think tank that crafted the legislation to create the NABS, lauded the choice of HOLMES to head the new advisory body. "The old National Academy of Sciences used archaic methods to determine the best science, relying exclusively on peer-reviewed publications. In the peer-review system, papers undergo a lengthy review process by multiple experts in the field, followed by revisions, followed by further review, finally ending in rejection or publication in a prestigious scientific journal. Ignored in the process is the tremendous amount of excellent non-peer-reviewed science published in blogs and in industry publications. HOLMES, once interfaced with the Internet, has the capability to search through all these relevant scientific works and rank the best science with a percentage probability of correctness--just like WATSON did during the Jeopardy championships. If there are popular blogs or a large body of corporate science challenging peer-reviewed scientific findings as being too uncertain, HOLMES will lower the probability of the peer-reviewed scientific result being correct. Thus, the advice given by NABS to Congress will be far more reasonable, taking in a wider range of opinions than those previously considered by the outdated National Academy of Sciences. Grant-based anti-industry "science" developed in ivory towers will no longer be accepted unquestioningly at the cost of jobs. The American tax payer can't afford it. This is the way a scientific advisory body should behave, since any scientific results that hurt corporate profits and thus jobs should be required to be virtually certain. Too often, this country has been misled by science harmful to American business interests, pushed by elitist, alarmist, money-grubbing scientists, out to pad their research grants by falsely crying wolf. It's time to cast down the high priests of this America-hating eco-religion, and let HOLMES, who is incapable of bias, make the decisions on what is the best science."

Dr. Frank Poole, spokesman for the Coalition of Environmental Organizations Against Insanity, who lobbied fervently against the new National Academy of Blog Science, commented: "It is ludicrous to put a computer that thought Toronto was a city in the U.S. during Final Jeopardy in charge of the world's most important scientific advisory body. WATSON also thought Wonder Woman was the first woman in space. This does not bode well for the future of American policy to be based on the best science."

Dr. Thousand countered that the new HOLMES computer would be unlike its predecessor, WATSON. "In the coming months, under HOLMES' new clear vision of science fact, the people will see the peer-review system of science for the corrupt farce that it is, and demand that it be abolished. We are already crafting new legislation to remove all government funding for scientific research that HOLMES judges to be anti-corporate, including all money for climate change research and for the Environmental Protection Agency. That kind of research must be done by concerned citizen-bloggers and by the corporations who might be affected by the scientific findings. Science in this country must be done the democratic way--every citizen will be able to weigh in on their favorite blog site and vote for what they think is the best science. HOLMES, with the aid of an adaptive scientific truth algorithm we are developing, will be able to use the will of the people and the best corporate and blog science to advise Congress on scientific matters, and a brave new world of science-based policy will be born."

April Fools! (I hope)

Jeff Masters

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Quoting Orcasystems:


Umm I pick Toronto :)

if one does hit toronto iam moving to victoria
right across the street from your house and i will be over everyday pounding on the door

Quoting jasoniscoolman2010xo:
maybe a hurricane hit miami fl this year!!


Oh lordy. Not even Jun. 1st yet..
Quoting CybrTeddy:


Oh lordy. Not even Jun. 1st yet..
The GFS 3662 HR run hits Miami...:)
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:

if one does hit toronto iam moving to victoria
right across the street from your house and i will be over everyday pounding on the door



Hilarious thought... I live on a Cul de Sac... the thought of someone from the COTU trying to figure out where across the street would be :)

This could be more fun then the elections :)

Quoting hydrus:
The GFS 3662 HR run hits Miami...:)
LMAO
508. flsky
I suppose everyone has tsunami video fatigue at this point, but a friend just sent this to me. It's one I hadn't seen before.Link
Quoting hydrus:
The GFS 3662 HR run hits Miami...:)


LOL
Today's plume report...go here for all of it..


Total amount deposited so far..


Plume for today & tomorrow..
Quoting CybrTeddy:
Spring arrives - what signals are in place for the hurricane season? 4/2/11

I hope you all enjoy my update!
It you have a moment. check out the CMC. Especially the 84 hour frame. It shows a monstrous squall line over a 1000 miles long...Link
flsky, thanks for the post still can't get over the power of mother nature. Amazing
Quoting hydrus:
It you have a moment. check out the CMC. Especially the 84 hour frame. It shows a monstrous squall line over a 1000 miles long...Link


Looks like it covers the entire East Coast.
Afternoon all.

It feels more like summer than spring here today.... and they say a cold front passed through yesterday.... lol
Quoting Grothar:


Looks like it covers the entire East Coast.
Here is the NAM..
Quoting hydrus:
Here is the NAM..


You are really getting good at these images, hydrus. Whoever taught you should be very proud. LOL You are really getting into this aren't you? That CMC line looks pretty bad,though.
Quoting flsky:
I suppose everyone has tsunami video fatigue at this point, but a friend just sent this to me. It's one I hadn't seen before.Link
Wow... this is even more eye-opening than some of the earlier video.... especially when u see the light poles from the street below the building simply disappear because they have been submerged.... or the water running along the 3rd floor windows on the building across the way.... Amazing the power of the water... just proof that anybody who stays at the coast when a large powerful hurricane is making landfall is not making a wise decision...
Quoting Grothar:


You are really getting good at these images, hydrus. Whoever taught you should be very proud. LOL You are really getting into this aren't you? That CMC line looks pretty bad,though.
You wanna see bad?..Look closely at the GFS and tell me what you see...Link
Quoting hydrus:
It you have a moment. check out the CMC. Especially the 84 hour frame. It shows a monstrous squall line over a 1000 miles long...Link

I see rain in TX. And flooding in the Tennessee valley.
Quoting hydrus:
You wanna see bad?..Look closely at the GFS and tell me what you see...Link


Big trouble for somebody.
Wll, I've got a busy day. I have to go out and watch the guys wash the cars, then watch the yard guys cut the lawn. I am going to be exhausted with all that watching. Se you all later.
Quoting Grothar:


Big trouble for somebody.
widespead convective outbreak is of a mod risk beginning late sun into mon till slides of coast on wed.
Nashville, TN

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
in effect until Sunday, Apr 3, 4:00 AM

... A POTENTIAL SEVERE WEATHER AND HEAVY RAINFALL EVENT LIKELY MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT...

A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA ON MONDAY. AHEAD OF THIS COLD FRONT...AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL WARM TO NEAR 80 DEGREES AT MOST LOCATIONS WITH A MOIST AND INCREASINGLY UNSTABLE AIRMASS EXPECTED TO BE IN PLACE...BY MONDAY AFTERNOON.

ALSO...SURFACE AND LOW LEVEL WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE VERY STRONG. THIS WEATHER PATTERN WILL SET THE STAGE FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT ACROSS THE MID STATE. THIS EVENT WILL LIKELY HAVE A LINE OF STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF SUPERCELLS FORMING AHEAD THE LINE. ANY SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP MAY HAVE DAMAGING WIND...LARGE HAIL...AND A FEW TORNADOES ARE ALSO POSSIBLE.

ALONG WITH THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO POSSIBLE WITH THIS EVENT. OUR EXPERTS ESTIMATE AROUND 2 INCHES OF RAIN WILL FALL OVER THE AREA ON MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT. LOCALIZED AMOUNTS AROUND THREE INCHES ARE POSSIBLE.

RESIDENTS SHOULD KEEP ABREAST OF THIS DEVELOPING SEVERE WEATHER SITUATION. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND YOUR LOCAL MEDIA OUTLETS FOR THE LATEST UPDATES.
529. IKE

Quoting Grothar:
Wll, I've got a busy day. I have to go out and watch the guys wash the cars, then watch the yard guys cut the lawn. I am going to be exhausted with all that watching. Se you all later.
I washed my car and worked in my yard today. Must be nice to watch someone else do it:)
531. beell


DAY 2 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1230 PM CDT SAT APR 02 2011
VALID 031200Z - 041200Z

...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS FROM THE MIDWEST/MIDDLE MS
VALLEY TO THE SOUTH-CENTRAL PLAINS...

...MIDWEST/MIDDLE MS RIVER VALLEY TO SOUTH-CENTRAL PLAINS...
AN UPPER TROUGH...CURRENTLY OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...WILL
AMPLIFY/ADVANCE SOUTHEASTWARD IN A POSITIVE-TILT FASHION FROM THE
NORTHERN/CENTRAL ROCKIES EARLY SUNDAY TO THE UPPER MIDWEST AND
CENTRAL/SOUTHERN HIGH PLAINS BY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT. BENEATH A STRONG
ELEVATED MIXED LAYER/CAP...LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WILL AGGRESSIVELY
RETURN NORTHEASTWARD DURING THE DAY WITH AID OF A 50-70 KT
SOUTHWESTERLY LOW LEVEL JET
. GENERALLY LOWER 60S F SURFACE DEWPOINTS
WILL BECOME ESTABLISHED BY MID/LATE AFTERNOON WITHIN THE PRE-COLD
FRONTAL WARM SECTOR ACROSS THE MIDWEST/LOWER MO VALLEY.

THE AFOREMENTIONED CAP SHOULD PRECLUDE SURFACE BASED TSTM
DEVELOPMENT THROUGH MUCH OF THE AFTERNOON
. THAT SAID...INITIAL DEEP
CONVECTIVE DEVELOPMENT SEEMS PROBABLE BY LATE AFTERNOON/EARLY
EVENING IN VICINITY OF THE COLD FRONT ACROSS SOUTHEAST IA/NORTHWEST
IL AND NORTHERN MO...SOUTHWESTWARD TO NEAR A TRIPLE POINT/DRYLINE
INTERSECTION ACROSS EAST-CENTRAL/SOUTH-CENTRAL KS.

WITH MODERATE INSTABILITY/VERY STEEP LAPSE RATES ACROSS THE WARM
SECTOR...STRONG DEEP LAYER SHEAR AMID 50-60 KT SOUTHWESTERLY MID
LEVEL FLOW WILL SUPPORT AN INITIAL MODE OF SUPERCELLS CAPABLE OF
LARGE HAIL AND SOME TORNADOES...WITH THE RELATIVELY GREATEST
PROBABILITY OF TORNADOES APPEARING TO BE ACROSS PORTIONS OF FAR
EASTERN IA AND NORTHERN IL/NORTHEAST MO
. A DAMAGING WIND THREAT WILL
UNFOLD AS WELL DURING THE EARLY/MID EVENING HOURS AS STORMS
CONGEAL/BOWS EVOLVE AMIDST NOCTURNALLY REINVIGORATED FLOW WITHIN THE
LOWEST FEW KM /70+ KT AT 850 MB/. WHILE A VERY STRONG WIND FIELD
WILL REMAIN FAVORABLE FOR SUSTAINED SUPERCELLS OR MORE LIKELY FAST
MOVING QUASI-LINEAR CONVECTION/BOWS SUNDAY NIGHT...MODEST BOUNDARY
LAYER MOISTURE/ASSOCIATED DECOUPLING IMPLIES AN INCREASINGLY MORE
ISOLATED/MARGINAL SEVERE THREAT BY LATE EVENING/OVERNIGHT ACROSS THE
MIDWEST.


FARTHER S/SW ACROSS THE SOUTH-CENTRAL PLAINS...DEEP CONVECTIVE
INITIATION PRE-EARLY EVENING/ROUGHLY PRE-03Z IS QUITE UNCERTAIN AMID
A STRONG ELEVATED MIXED LAYER/STOUT CAP
. IN TERMS OF NUMERICAL
GUIDANCE...ONLY SOME WRF-ARW MEMBERSHIP OF THE 09Z SREF SUPPORTS
ISOLATED TSTM DEVELOPMENT IN VICINITY OF THE NORTH-SOUTH ORIENTED
DRYLINE ACROSS CENTRAL OK/NORTH TX...WITH OTHER/TRADITIONAL
DETERMINISTIC GUIDANCE INDICATIVE OF LITTLE OPPORTUNITY FOR PRE-DARK
INITIATION. IF STORMS DO INDEED FORM IN VICINITY OF THE DRYLINE
DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON/EARLY EVENING...RELATIVELY STRONG
INSTABILITY/HIGHLY FAVORABLE SHEAR PROFILES WOULD SUPPORT SUPERCELLS
CAPABLE OF VERY LARGE HAIL...WITH A TORNADO THREAT PROBABLY LIMITED
BY A RELATIVELY WELL-MIXED BOUNDARY LAYER. THE MOST LIKELY SCENARIO
IS FOR ISOLATED TSTMS TO DEVELOP LATE IN THE PERIOD AS THE SOUTHEAST
ADVANCING COLD FRONT OVERTAKES THE DRYLINE.

..GUYER.. 04/02/2011
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
widespead convective outbreak is of a mod risk beginning late sun into mon till slides of coast on wed.
An interesting point is that someone said that the analog year for this spring is 1974. This outbreak should occur on April 3 and 4..The 1974 Super Outbreak occurred on that exact date...
Quoting Grothar:


Big trouble for somebody.
There are more potentially dangerous systems coming after this. They are rather consistent on that model run.
Looks impressive to me...
its not looking good at all with severe weather like that on monday
Quoting IKE:

I washed my car and worked in my yard today. Must be nice to watch someone else do it:)


Being old has its advantages!
Quoting jasoniscoolman2010xo:
its not looking good at all with severe weather like that on monday
This could be really bad for a lot of people...I am still cleaning up from previous storms myself.....I am worried.
Quoting Grothar:


Being old has its advantages!
Senior discounts on Geritol Super.....he he
Quoting hydrus:
An interesting point is that someone said that the analog year for this spring is 1974. This outbreak should occur on April 3 and 4..The 1974 Super Outbreak occurred on that exact date...


It was a terrible idea. Some of my 2nd cousins live in Xenia. Here is a link for you. It was terrible.

Link
Xenia tornado footage

Shot by a 16 y/o with a movie camera.

Quoting Grothar:


It was a terrible idea. Some of my 2nd cousins live in Xenia. Here is a link for you. It was terrible.

Link
I remember the Xenia outbreak vividly....I was going to ask you, what did you and Moses eat for lunch that day when he parted the Red Sea....I heard the fodder was extremely limited...:)
Quoting weatherboy1992:
Xenia tornado footage

Shot by a 16 y/o with a movie camera.

big tornado in that video i will run in my house not put it on video!!
The death toll from the Japan earthquake continues to rise. The number missing went down sharply from yesterday.

Number of confirmed dead: 11,938 +204
Number of listed missing: 15,478 -897

Combined total of dead/missing: 27,416 -693
Quoting jasoniscoolman2010xo:
big tornado in that video i will run in my house not put it on video!!


That was an F-5 tornado. It was one of the first F-5 tornadoes filmed. I think there was tv footage of an F-5 in Topeka KS in 1966.
I think the 1974 Xenia film is the first to show multiple suction vortexes in a tornado. But not sure.
Quoting weatherboy1992:
I think the 1974 Xenia film is the first to show multiple suction vortexes in a tornado. But not sure.
It is not the first time a tornado with multiple vortices was filmed, But that footage was examined thoroughly and the significance of the numerous vortices was realized.
Quoting hydrus:
It is not the first time a tornado with multiple vortices was filmed, But that footage was examined thoroughly and the significance of the numerous vortices was realized.


I thought that might be the case. I knew the 1974 footage was extensively studied. Also noting that my spell check gags on 'vortices' but not 'vortexes'. I like vortices better.
Big whirls have little whirls
that feed on their velocity.
And little whirls have lesser whirls
and so on to viscosity.

--Lewis Fry Richardson.
I kinda prefer,,"The Finger of God" myself.


F5 Xenia, Ohio, tornado
Quoting Patrap:
I kinda prefer,,"The Finger of God" myself.


F5 Xenia, Ohio, tornado

PalmBeachWeather says she was in school during that one.
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:

That one is a classic.
Quoting hydrus:
It is not the first time a tornado with multiple vortices was filmed, But that footage was examined thoroughly and the significance of the numerous vortices was realized.


They had many destructive ones those few days, but this was a monster. The destruction was horrendous.
Im sorry guys and Jason feel bad now...Really sorry:)
Quoting weatherboy1992:


I thought that might be the case. I knew the 1974 footage was extensively studied. Also noting that my spell check gags on 'vortices' but not 'vortexes'. I like vortices better.


Don't worry, you can use either one.

Just don't finish a sentence with the phrase ...."that being said". It is not only redundant, but rude. I have never seen you use it, but see it quite often now and even hear it on the news stations. Terrible phrase.
Quoting weatherboy1992:


That was an F-5 tornado. It was one of the first F-5 tornadoes filmed. I think there was tv footage of an F-5 in Topeka KS in 1966.


I was in Fort Riley Kansas, near Manhattan, when that struck. I was in Basic Training. It was a terrible one. I still have very bad memories of it.
Quoting hydrus:
I remember the Xenia outbreak vividly....I was going to ask you, what did you and Moses eat for lunch that day when he parted the Red Sea....I heard the fodder was extremely limited...:)


No, we had plenty. Actually we stopped at a little Egyptian restaurant on the way. Food was a little dry, but pretty good. Nice little club nearby called the Oasis.
Quoting Patrap:
I kinda prefer,,"The Finger of God" myself.


F5 Xenia, Ohio, tornado


Want to put a bet on what those people in the cars were saying?????? That had to be a scary sight.
I noted the trees,and the inflow at the surface..

"Shiver's"



F5 Xenia, Ohio, tornado
Quoting Grothar:


No, we had plenty. Actually we stopped at a little Egyptian restaurant on the way. Food was a little dry, but pretty good. Nice little club nearby called the Oasis.
You have led an interesting existance...Maria Muldaur wrote a song about that joint...Link
Quoting Grothar:


They had many destructive ones those few days, but this was a monster. The destruction was horrendous.
I will be back later...Check out my link...lil nostalgia music fer ya....:)
Quoting Grothar:


Want to put a bet on what those people in the cars were saying?????? That had to be a scary sight.
This is an oldy but a goody..Link
Here is footage of the incredibly powerful Jarrel Texas tornado....Link
Quoting weatherboy1992:


I thought that might be the case. I knew the 1974 footage was extensively studied. Also noting that my spell check gags on 'vortices' but not 'vortexes'. I like vortices better.
Lol. Yes..Vortices is better....Just like " micro-cyclone " sounds better than " vort-cane " Small tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal are called micro-cyclones. not the weird sounding " vort-cane...
565. JRRP
Thank you for your posts on tornadoes a subject that is not well known over in Europe though we did have the tail end of one last year and it caused a bit of damage but a drop in the ocean to this sort of thing.

Our first wondering is what, if anything did or do the native American Indians have to say about the effects of these things, after all your these present houses are at least made out of something resembling solid, even if its only wood based, imagine being in a tent/wigwam when these things come across?
It seems that underground shelters would be advisable with some sort of simple air lock to combat the pressure differences in the areas prone to this kind of phenomena.

Is there no reasonably accurate way to predict these things? Or at least early warning systems.
Ive been in all sorts of nasty weather including a storm caused, shipwreck but never anything that approaches this kind of threat.

567. flsky
Same with "just sayin"

Quoting Grothar:


Don't worry, you can use either one.

Just don't finish a sentence with the phrase ...."that being said". It is not only redundant, but rude. I have never seen you use it, but see it quite often now and even hear it on the news stations. Terrible phrase.
There hasn't been any kind of significant earthquake anywhere near the East coast of Honshu since 15.20, UTC.
This must be the longest period of earthquake free time in the last 3 weeks plus?
Over to the 'experts?'
Maybe something a trifle jolting is on the ''plate.''
569. flsky
This is horribly off topic, but I just had to share: Link
..well this cant be good atall.


Tibetan Glaciers Melting, Dalai Lama Claims


NEW DELHI -- The Dalai Lama said Saturday that India should be seriously concerned about the melting of glaciers in the Tibetan plateau as millions of Indians use water that comes from there.

The Tibetan spiritual leader quoted Chinese experts as saying that the Tibetan glaciers were retreating faster than any elsewhere in the world.

He called for special attention to ecology in Tibet. "It's something very, very essential," he said.

The glaciers are considered vital lifelines for Asian rivers, including the Indus and the Ganges. Once they vanish, water supplies in those regions will be threatened.

As these major rivers come from the Tibetan plateau and "since millions of Indians use water coming from the Himalayan glacier, so you have certain right to show your concern about ecology of that plateau," the Dalai Lama told an audience of about 400 Indians.

He was speaking at the centenary celebrations of India's former President R. Venkataraman in New Delhi.

"India, a free country, I think should express more serious concern, that's I think important. This is nothing to do with politics, just everybody's interest, including Chinese people also," he said.

Rising demand has put a strain on access to freshwater in India and China – which are home to more than a third of the world's population.
571. JRRP
Quoting hydrus:
The GFS 3662 HR run hits Miami...:)


is true

lol
Quoting Patrap:
..well this cant be good atall.


Tibetan Glaciers Melting, Dalai Lama Claims


NEW DELHI -- The Dalai Lama said Saturday that India should be seriously concerned about the melting of glaciers in the Tibetan plateau as millions of Indians use water that comes from there.

The Tibetan spiritual leader quoted Chinese experts as saying that the Tibetan glaciers were retreating faster than any elsewhere in the world.

He called for special attention to ecology in Tibet. "It's something very, very essential," he said.

The glaciers are considered vital lifelines for Asian rivers, including the Indus and the Ganges. Once they vanish, water supplies in those regions will be threatened.

As these major rivers come from the Tibetan plateau and "since millions of Indians use water coming from the Himalayan glacier, so you have certain right to show your concern about ecology of that plateau," the Dalai Lama told an audience of about 400 Indians.

He was speaking at the centenary celebrations of India's former President R. Venkataraman in New Delhi.

"India, a free country, I think should express more serious concern, that's I think important. This is nothing to do with politics, just everybody's interest, including Chinese people also," he said.

Rising demand has put a strain on access to freshwater in India and China – which are home to more than a third of the world's population.
faster and faster we move along soon there will be nothing faster at all
Ladies and Gentlemen, { Trolls, etc.}

As I a ''deep and profound retard'' in the field of the North American weather systems, and merely lurking on the distant fringes of what you are experiencing from a media informative point of view.

''But'' {waiting for the rebuff,} it seems to my unaccustomed eye that according to some of the animations that have been posted here today that all these 'horrible' lows, are going up into the arctic and seem to be carrying a snippet of warmth with them. Now knowing that the incumbent ice up in the arctic is not too fond of warmth, it leads one to wonder, ''yet again'' that there might just be an excessive amount of melting this year brought about by the warmish drafts that are at present coursing up the East coast of the US. Just a thought!
576. flsky
Even tho you're referring to yourself, "retard" is not really an acceptable word.
Quoting PlazaRed:

Ladies and Gentlemen, {+Trolls}

As a deep and profound retard in the field of the North American weather systems, and merely lurking on the distant fringes of what you are experiencing from a media informative point of view.

''But'' {waiting for the rebuff,} it seems to my unaccustomed eye that according to some of the animations that have been posted here today that all these 'horrible' lows, are going up into the arctic and seem to be carrying a snippet of warmth with them. Now knowing that the incumbent ice up in the arctic is not too fond of warmth, it leads one to wonder, ''yet again'' that there might just be an excessive amount of melting this year brought about by the warmish drafts that are at present coursing up the East coast of the US. Just a thought!
Quoting flsky:
Even tho you're referring to yourself, "retard" is not really an acceptable word.


I am referring to myself from the point of view that I are not educated in these kinds of subjects you are discussing and as such I'am 'retarded, ''IE backward in my education and as in behind the learned. No offence meant at any level, Deep apologies offered if any, offence is taken.
Quoting Patrap:
..well this cant be good atall.


Tibetan Glaciers Melting, Dalai Lama Claims


NEW DELHI -- The Dalai Lama said Saturday that India should be seriously concerned about the melting of glaciers in the Tibetan plateau as millions of Indians use water that comes from there.

The Tibetan spiritual leader quoted Chinese experts as saying that the Tibetan glaciers were retreating faster than any elsewhere in the world.

He called for special attention to ecology in Tibet. "It's something very, very essential," he said.

The glaciers are considered vital lifelines for Asian rivers, including the Indus and the Ganges. Once they vanish, water supplies in those regions will be threatened.

As these major rivers come from the Tibetan plateau and "since millions of Indians use water coming from the Himalayan glacier, so you have certain right to show your concern about ecology of that plateau," the Dalai Lama told an audience of about 400 Indians.

He was speaking at the centenary celebrations of India's former President R. Venkataraman in New Delhi.

"India, a free country, I think should express more serious concern, that's I think important. This is nothing to do with politics, just everybody's interest, including Chinese people also," he said.

Rising demand has put a strain on access to freshwater in India and China %u2013 which are home to more than a third of the world's population.

Yea, that's one uncertain future for the world's second most populated country.

For those uncertain about where India's rivers are and where the majority of the populations are in India:



The Indus runs mostly through Pakistan, while the Ganges runs through the northern section of India and enters the Indian Ocean in Bangladesh.




From the population density map it's quite obvious that a large portion of India's population is settled along the Ganges river.

On a totally unrelated note, and in a cruel "April Fool's Day" way, my sister's 11 year old dog died yesterday. Bones was the last of a series of black labrador retrievers we've had in the family [extended] over the years, and with his passing we are down to zero dogs, something that hasn't been the case since I was a kid. It kinda puts a damper on a really lovely day.... :(

We and Nola Roux send heartfelt condolences on his passing.

We understand the Love and companionship and also the grief of loss you are going thru.

All good dogs go to Heaven.

Patrick
Of course those maps also illustrate that Bangladesh [which is mainly the Ganges river delta]is likely to adversely affected. We saw the impact of the flooded Indus on Pakistan last year; imagine the opposite extreme strung out over several years....

I am also fairly certain that some of the major rivers in China and SE Asia come out of the southeastern corner of Tibet. I'm not sure what kind of impact the melting glaciers will have on stream flow in that part of Asia, but I'll bet there will be some climate shifting because the glaciers are no longer there.....
Quoting JRRP:


is true

lol
Thats it...i,m puttin up da shutters...:)
Thanks, Pat. Currently my sis is the only one of us with the kind of yard that will keep a larger dog contented, but I don't know when she'll be ready to get another dog... :(
Quoting BahaHurican:
Of course those maps also illustrate that Bangladesh [which is mainly the Ganges river delta]is likely to adversely affected. We saw the impact of the flooded Indus on Pakistan last year; imagine the opposite extreme strung out over several years....

I am also fairly certain that some of the major rivers in China and SE Asia come out of the southeastern corner of Tibet. I'm not sure what kind of impact the melting glaciers will have on stream flow in that part of Asia, but I'll bet there will be some climate shifting because the glaciers are no longer there.....
Yea you're right. I had it written as the Ganges entered the Indian ocean from India, but its actually Bangladesh. Bangladesh is also one of the most densely populated countries in the world.
Grieving is a process,,and one usually will know when the time is right to find another one,or one may find her in time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/science/03meltdow n.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

A good article on the nuclear forensic modeling going vis-a-vis the reactors in Japan.

Am new to the site, if one of you would direct me to WU's explanation of how to "link", I would appreciate it.
Quoting CattleKate:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/science/03meltd ow n.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

A good article on the nuclear forensic modeling going vis-a-vis the reactors in Japan.

Am new to the site, if one of you would direct me to WU's explanation of how to "link", I would appreciate it.
I do not know if WU has instructions on how to link...If you use the "copy" feature, you can copy the url at the upper left of you screen and "paste" it in the box after clicking the "link" feature above the comment box...I will try to help you more if I can....:)
Thank you Hydrus. I need all the help I can get. LOL
the low move west then its start to move nnw wow!!
LOL



there is a box that say link next too where you see your commets
Quoting hydrus:
I do not know if WU has instructions on how to link...If you use the "copy" feature, you can copy the url at the upper left of you screen and "paste" it in the box after clicking the "link" feature above the comment box...I will try to help you more if I can....:)


Listen to you. LOL

'I' believe as an open 'blogger' if that is what the name is for us? That we are all entitled to have our own opinions on what we perceive is going on and that as long as we don't purposely offend or antagonise any other person on the planet,then our opinions should be at least 'noted.'

The first words of one of the ancient scriptures of the Eastern world say'' The way that can be spoken of,is not the way!''

Given the events of the last few weeks in the East it might be better that silence had been maintained.

Whether or not most of readers believe in change is a matter of arbitrary discussion but the world is in a state of change and this year will possibly be a crucial period in the recent history of humanity for realising that the inevitable is at hand.

I have tried with my limited abilities to follow the blog of Dr Masters in that the machine is the future and it has only taken a mere few years to gain mastery, whether or not this was an April fools' poke' is irrelevant, it is up!! and coming reality.

When a long time ago I was at college one of the tutors said''People who work with machines, get replaced by them.''
On the subject of tornado's, we're soon approaching the 20 year anniversary of the 1991 Andover, KS F5 tornado.
Quoting PlazaRed:

'I' believe as an open 'blogger' if that is what the name is for us? That we are all entitled to have our own opinions on what we perceive is going on and that as long as we don't purposely offend or antagonise any other person on the planet,then our opinions should be at least 'noted.'

The first words of one of the ancient scriptures of the Eastern world say'' The way that can be spoken of,is not the way!''

Given the events of the last few weeks in the East it might be better that silence had been maintained.

Whether or not most of readers believe in change is a matter of arbitrary discussion but the world is in a state of change and this year will possibly be a crucial period in the recent history of humanity for realising that the inevitable is at hand.

I have tried with my limited abilities to follow the blog of Dr Masters in that the machine is the future and it has only taken a mere few years to gain mastery, whether or not this was an April fools' poke' is irrelevant, it is up!! and coming reality.

When a long time ago I was at college one of the tutors said''People who work with machines, get replaced by them.''




"Invictus" - "I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.

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Speak only if it improves upon the silence.



Mohandas Gandhi
Quoting Grothar:




"Invictus" - "I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.



love it!!

Like a leaf, upon a breeze;
I will pass this way but once,
Now older but yet still unfulfilled;
I SHALL cherish the springtime of my youth,
Only to land,upon this slumbering earth!
To fuel life, anew!
Dr. Masters
Experience in his entry "Flying into Hurricane Hugo"


A second massive jolt rocks the aircraft. Gear loosened by the previous turbulence flies about the inside the aircraft, bouncing off walls, ceiling, and crew members. Next to Terry Schricker, our 200-pound life raft breaks loose and hurtles into the ceiling. Neil Rain fends off screwdrivers, wrenches, and his airborne toolbox with his arms. The locked drawers in the galley rip open, and a cooler loaded with soft drink cans explodes into the air, showering Alan Goldstein with ice and 12-ounce cans. Hugh Willoughby watches as invisible fingers pry loose his portable computer from its mounting, and hurl it into the ceiling, ripping a gash in the tough ceiling fabric. At the radar station, Peter Dodge shields himself and the Barbados reporter from two flying briefcases. Next to them, Bob Burpee grabs two airborne boxes of computer tapes, but has no more hands to grab a third box of tapes that smashes against the ceiling, sending the tapes caroming through the cabin.

A third terrific blow, almost six times the force of gravity, staggers the airplane. Clip boards, flight bags, and headsets sail past my head as I am hurled into the console. Terrible thundering crashing sounds boom through the cabin; I hear crew members crying out. I scream inwardly. "This is what it feels like to die in battle", I think. We are going down. The final moments of the five hurricane hunter missions that never returned must have been like this.

The aircraft lurches out of control into a hard right bank. We plunge towards the ocean, our number three engine in flames. Debris hangs from the number four engine.



Hugo Near Peak Intensity
One year earlier,a documentary


Jeff Masters Group and the crew of the NOAA P-3 HH Orion plane flies through the eyewall of hurricane Gilbert in 1988


This flight set a new Atlantic Low Pressure Reading from a Aircraft.

Quoting, Senor Grother:-
Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Did anyone see the Jim Kosek video of "snakey,snakey".Gosh that is the most obnoxious weather man .I've ever seen.He practically yells his head off!!!.
Dats some good thoughts and truisms
Quoting PlazaRed:


love it!!

Like a leaf, upon a breeze;
I will pass this way but once,
Now older but yet still unfulfilled;
I SHALL cherish the springtime of my youth,
Only to land,upon this slumbering earth!
To fuel life, anew!


The only thing is, I keep on going!!!! LOL
Quoting washingtonian115:
Did anyone see the Jim Kosek video of "snakey,snakey".Gosh that is the most obnoxious weather man .I've ever seen.He practically yells his head off!!!.


LOL, yeah, that's his bit, Mr. crazy weather guy. I remember when he broke his foot and you had a week's worth of forecasts where you'd just see his foot on a stool on camera and that was it, and he'd sign off with "For accuweather.com, I'm Jim Kosek's foot". He does a lot of shtick but I guess that's what they hired him for, here is his infamous "snowpacolypse" video.



Quoting DARPAsockpuppet:


LOL, yeah, that's his bit, Mr. crazy weather guy. I remember when he broke his foot and you had a week's worth of forecasts where you'd just see his foot on a stool on camera and that was it, and he'd sign off with "For accuweather.com, I'm Jim Kosek's foot". He does a lot of shtick but I guess that's what they hired him for, here is his infamous "snowpacolypse" video.



Aww that was also entertaining to see.Accuweather did a mini biography on him.
Hey, Patrap, if you can tell me what this one is, you are pretty good.

Quoting Grothar:


The only thing is, I keep on going!!!! LOL


Nobody ever quoted me before:: Manic ego rush, followed by dash to drinks cabinet screaming for cheap vodka and flat beer.
The 'outcome' is that we must provide a stable base for their, future.

Invictus" - "I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.

You found it, I had forgotten it!
Now if everybody, or at least a few of 'everybody' could for a short while follow this than there might be a trace of a chance that one day, somebody might begin to grasp that we are not ''infallible!!''
Photo of Cloud formation in Central Florida 3/31/11


Quoting DARPAsockpuppet:


LOL, yeah, that's his bit, Mr. crazy weather guy. I remember when he broke his foot and you had a week's worth of forecasts where you'd just see his foot on a stool on camera and that was it, and he'd sign off with "For accuweather.com, I'm Jim Kosek's foot". He does a lot of shtick but I guess that's what they hired him for, here is his infamous "snowpacolypse" video.





That is the trouble with American TV. In Europe we took our weather seriously. Everything here is a joke. That is why I prefer German news. We take things seriously, just watch this.

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Quoting PlazaRed:


Nobody ever quoted me before:: Manic ego rush, followed by dash to drinks cabinet screaming for cheap vodka and flat beer.
The 'outcome' is that we must provide a stable base for their, future.

Invictus" - "I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.

You found it, I had forgotten it!
Now if everybody, or at least a few of 'everybody' could for a short while follow this than there might be a trace of a chance that one day, somebody might begin to grasp that we are not ''infallible!!''


I have quoted you before. You just don't remember. Good thing I didn't quote from Cervantes. You would have really flipped out. By the way, I love olives. Live near any olive fields?
Quoting Grothar:
Hey, Patrap, if you can tell me what this one is, you are pretty good.





Looks Like dat Andromeda strain.



You feed da baby,,he wont drink from me.



Quoting Patrap:



Looks Like dat Andromeda strain.


You feed da baby,,he wont drink from me.





They were giving him milk, they should have given him what the old guy had. LOL He would have slept better too. LOL
Squeeze,,

twas Sterno,

yuck-e-o
I wonder if the nation as a whole will have to see florida's Gov.Charley C. on the news.Mmmmm.Maybe?.
Quiet night:-
1.30am here.

Just a note before us Europeans flutter to hang from the old oak beams. Its just that {bad grammar of course} but not to appear to be winging and moaning but!!

Since about 15.30, UTC there has only been one!! earthquake of about 4.8 on the East,{right hand side, of Japan} and this is out of keeping with the last 3 weeks so there may be but not certain as I don't have a ''Danny la Rue'' on these things but there may be a possibility of a bit of a log jam over on the north pacific plate.

Just a thought, {Thort,[[type deep]],}
Quoting washingtonian115:
I wonder if the nation as a whole will have to see florida's Gov.Charley C. on the news.Mmmmm.Maybe?.


That was our former Governor.
Quoting Grothar:


That was our former Governor.
I liked him during his hurricane prepardness speaches.
To quote Neo, no I won't do that, I'll just say that the Dalai Lama is not exactly a world renowned scientist. Maybe this melt is being caused by the same phenomena that's causing Kilimanjaro glacier melt and has nothing to do with AGM. Just a thought.
Quoting twincomanche:
To quote Neo, no I won't do that, I'll just say that the Dalai Lama is not exactly a world renowned scientist. Maybe this melt is being caused by the same phenomena that's causing Kilimanjaro glacier melt and has nothing to do with AGM. Just a thought.


You're a tough man, twin. Just a thought. LOL
Quoting Grothar:
Hey, Patrap, if you can tell me what this one is, you are pretty good.



I think its one of the Andromeda shots from NASA, not certain as it takes ages to dig them all out of the remote hard drive.
Years ago we had on the BBC 'A' for Andromeda, where they made contact.{via light beams}
Then,similar vein we had that thing on BBC TV where Eric Clapton played the music and they all had a problem with Plutonium. All so similar to what is really going on in Japan now, wish I could remember its name. Might have been called,'Edge of Darkness,' Good name for this kind of thing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eteUUZ8U4Bs&featur e=related
When the GreatTohokuEarthquake stretched the eastern half of northernHonshu eastward by ~2.4metres(~8feet), it also caused ~400kilometres(~250miles) of land along coastline to sink an average of ~0.6metres(~2feet); some a bit less, and some a bit more.
Which is why, once there was dry land, there continues to be scenes like this...

Japan Self-Defense Force members in Ishinomaki continue a search operation near an elementary school where lots of the students have been missing since the tsunami.
Link


Interesting article on Black Smokers in the Cayman Trench
New radioactivity leak at Fukushima nuclear plant: Toxic water found spilling into Pacific

By Mail On Sunday Reporter
Last updated at 8:48 PM on 2nd April 2011


Japan's tsunami-stricken nuclear power plant is leaking highly radioactive water into the sea from a newly discovered area of damage.

The Fukushima plant has been spewing radioactivity since March 11, when a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and ensuing tsunami knocked out power, disabling cooling systems and allowing radiation to seep out of the overheating reactors.

The water was tonight seeping from a recently found crack in a maintenance pit on the edge of the nuclear site into the Pacific Ocean.


Butler Punches Ticket To Title Game
India also released their census figures last week.


India's population was 22 million above the 'middle' estimate. Interesting. 1.211 billion people.

Quoting TomTaylor:

Yea, that's one uncertain future for the world's second most populated country.

For those uncertain about where India's rivers are and where the majority of the populations are in India:



The Indus runs mostly through Pakistan, while the Ganges runs through the northern section of India and enters the Indian Ocean in Bangladesh.




From the population density map it's quite obvious that a large portion of India's population is settled along the Ganges river.

Quoting aspectre:
When the GreatTohokuEarthquake stretched the eastern half of northernHonshu eastward by ~2.4metres(~8feet), it also caused ~400kilometres(~250miles) of land along coastline to sink an average of ~0.6metres(~2feet); some a bit less, and some a bit more.
Which is why, once there was dry land, there continues to be scenes like this...

Japan Self-Defense Force members in Ishinomaki continue a search operation near an elementary school where lots of the students have been missing since the tsunami.
wow that water is black and lets hope the birds do not drink that water!!
Caribbean is rapidly warming now, here is a loop of the last 10 days

Quoting Skyepony:
Today's plume report...go here for all of it..


Total amount deposited so far..


Plume for today & tomorrow..


Thanks Skye. Please keep posting those.

The wunderground forecast for downtown Tokyo would suggest that we will see an adverse wind shift for Monday and Tuesday. Swings around 180 degrees during the course of Sunday night.

Edit: the Wunderground forecasts for Tokyo have been doing a fairly good job of predicting winds out a few days. Thus far, we have not seen strong NNE winds. That may only be a matter of time, and should it happen the contaminated area may spread further south and west than it has to this point. The bigger that area, the more concern there will be over surface contamination working its way into the water table.
Quoting TomTaylor:
Caribbean is rapidly warming now, here is a loop of the last 10 days

It's things like that,that make me cringe.
595 Grothar " 'Invictus' -- I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul."
608 PlazaRed "You found it, I had forgotten it!"
612 Grothar "Good thing I didn't quote from Cervantes."

meh The man who tilted at windmills said it MUCH better.
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