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Moscow hits 102°F; hottest day ever in Finland; 90L a long-range theat

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 1:54 AM GMT on July 30, 2010

At 4pm local time today in Moscow, Russia, the temperature surpassed 100°F for the first time in recorded history. The high temperature of 100.8°F (37.8°C) recorded at the Moscow Observatory, the official weather location for Moscow, beat Moscow's previous record of 99.5°F (37.5°C), set just three days ago, on July 26. Prior to 2010, Moscow's hottest temperature of all-time was 36.6°C (98.2°F), set in August, 1920. Records in Moscow go back to 1879. Baltschug, another official downtown Moscow weather site, hit an astonishing 102.2°F (39.0°C) today. Finland also recorded its hottest temperature in its history today, when the mercury hit 99°F (37.2°C) at Joensuu. The old (undisputed) record was 95°F (35°C) at Jvaskyla on July 9, 1914. There is little relief in sight, as the latest forecast for Moscow predicts continued highs in the 90s for most of the coming week.

A remarkable year for extreme heat
Finland's new national heat record makes it the fourteenth country (or semi-independent territory) to break an all-time hottest temperature record this year. My source for extreme temperature records is Chris Burt, author of the book Extreme Weather. July in Moscow is easily going to smash the record for hottest month in Moscow's history. By my rough estimate, the temperature has been 18°F (10°C) above average this month. The record hottest July, in 1938, had temperatures 5.3°C above average. Given that the planet as a whole has seen record high temperatures the past four months in a row, it should not be a surprise to see unprecedented heat waves like the Russian heat wave. A record warm planet "loads the dice" in favor of regional heat waves more extreme than anything experienced in recorded history.


Figure 1. Russia's heat wave has contributed to a severe fire season this July. Fires on dry peat bogs east of Moscow are covering the city with smoke as this photo taken yesterday (July 28, 2010.) Tiny red dots indicate hot spots of high surface temperatures associated with fires, and multiple clusters of such dots appear east of Moscow. Dull gray smoke mixes with opaque white clouds east and northeast of the capital city. Air pollution levels in Moscow due to the smoke and smog are so high that residents have been warned to stay home rather than go in to work. Firefighters are battling 340 blazes across Russia covering 86,658 hectares (214,136 acres) amid a drought that led the government to declare weather-related emergencies in 23 crop-producing regions. Agriculture Minister Yelena Skrynnik said on July 23 that the drought had damaged 10.1 million hectares, or 32 percent of all land under cultivation, according to Bloomberg. Raging fires have destroyed hundreds of houses across Russia today and forced mass evacuations in the city of Voronezh, 300 miles southeast of Moscow, according to the Associated Press. Image credit: NASA's Aqua satellite.

Fourteen extreme national high temperature records have been set in 2010
This year now ranks in second place for the most number of countries that have set extreme heat records, according to a list supplied to me today by Chris Burt. The new list removes a number of old disputed records, resulting in the year 2007 surpassing 2010 as the year with the most extreme heat records--fifteen. Keep in mind that the matter of determining extreme records is very difficult, and it is often a judgment call as to whether an old record is reliable or not. The list of countries (225) includes islands that are not independent countries, such as Puerto Rico and Greenland. One-third (33%) of those heat records were set in the past ten years. Ten years have had extreme heat records set at five or more countries on Mr. Burt's list:

2007: 15 records
2010: 14 records
2003: 12 records
2005: 11 records
1998: 9 records
1983: 9 records
2009: 6 records
2000: 5 records
1999: 5 records
1987: 5 records

I highly recommend the book Extreme Weather by Chris Burt for those interested in weather records. I thank Mr. Burt and weather record researchers Maximiliano Herrera and Howard Rainford for their assistance identifying this year's new extreme temperature records. Here's a list of the fourteen nations that have set extreme heat records this year:

Finland recorded its hottest temperature on July 29, 2010, when the mercury hit 99°F (37.2°C) at Joensuu. The old (undisputed) record was 95°F (35°C) at Jvaskyla on July 9, 1914.

Qatar had its hottest temperature in history on July 14, 2010, when the mercury hit 50.4°C (122.7°F) at Doha Airport.

Russia had its hottest temperature in history on July 11, when the mercury rose to 44.0°C (111.2°F) in Yashkul, Kalmykia Republic, in the European portion of Russia near the Kazakhstan border. The previous hottest temperature in Russia (not including the former Soviet republics) was the 43.8°C (110.8°F) reading measured at Alexander Gaj, Kalmykia Republic, on August 6, 1940. The remarkable heat in Russia this year has not been limited just to the European portion of the country--the Asian portion of Russia also recorded its hottest temperature in history this year, a 42.3°C (108.1°F) reading at Belogorsk, near the Amur River border with China. The previous record for the Asian portion of Russia was 41.7°C (107.1°F) at nearby Aksha on July 21, 2004.

Sudan recorded its hottest temperature in its history on June 25 when the mercury rose to 49.6°C (121.3°F) at Dongola. The previous record was 49.5°C (121.1°F) set in July 1987 in Aba Hamed.

Niger tied its record for hottest day in history on June 22, 2010, when the temperature reached 47.1°C (116.8°F) at Bilma. That record stood for just one day, as Bilma broke the record again on June 23, when the mercury topped out at 48.2°C (118.8°F). The previous record was 47.1°C on May 24, 1998, also at Bilma.

Saudi Arabia had its hottest temperature ever on June 22, 2010, with a reading of 52.0°C (125.6°F) in Jeddah, the second largest city in Saudi Arabia. The previous record was 51.7°C (125.1°F), at Abqaiq, date unknown. The record heat was accompanied by a sandstorm, which caused eight power plants to go offline, resulting in blackouts to several Saudi cities.

Chad had its hottest day in history on June 22, 2010, when the temperature reached 47.6°C (117.7°F) at Faya. The previous record was 47.4°C (117.3°F) at Faya on June 3 and June 9, 1961.

Kuwait recorded its hottest temperature in history on June 15 in Abdaly, according to the Kuwait Met office. The mercury hit 52.6°C (126.7°F). Kuwait's previous all-time hottest temperature was 51.9°C (125.4°F), on July 27,2007, at Abdaly. Temperatures reached 51°C (123.8°F) in the capital of Kuwait City on June 15, 2010.

Iraq had its hottest day in history on June 14, 2010, when the mercury hit 52.0°C (125.6°F) in Basra. Iraq's previous record was 51.7°C (125.1°F) set August 8, 1937, in Ash Shu'aybah.

Pakistan had its hottest temperature in history on May 26, when the mercury hit an astonishing 53.5°C (128.3°F) at the town of MohenjuDaro, according to the Pakistani Meteorological Department. While this temperature reading must be reviewed by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) for authenticity, not only is the 128.3°F reading the hottest temperature ever recorded in Pakistan, it is the hottest reliably measured temperature ever recorded on the continent of Asia.

Myanmar (Burma) had its hottest temperature in its recorded history on May 12, when the mercury hit 47°C (116.6°F) in Myinmu, according to the Myanmar Department of Meteorology and Hydrology. Myanmar's previous hottest temperature was 45.8°C (114.4°F) at Minbu, Magwe division on May 9, 1998. According to Chris Burt, author of the authoritative weather records book Extreme Weather, the 47°C measured this year is the hottest temperature in Southeast Asia history.

Ascention Island (St. Helena, a U.K. Territory) had its hottest temperature in history on March 25, 2010, when the mercury hit 34.9°C (94.8°C) at Georgetown. The previous record was 34.0°C (93.2°F) at Georgetown in April 2003, exact day unknown.

The Solomon Islands had their hottest temperature in history on February 1, 2010, when the mercury hit 36.1°C (97°F) at Lata Nendo (Ndeni). The previous record for Solomon Islands was 35.6°C (96.0°F) at Honaiara, date unknown.

Columbia had its hottest temperature in history on January 24, 2010, when Puerto Salgar hit 42.3°C (108°F). The previous record was 42.0°C (107.6°F) at El Salto in March 1988 (exact day unknown).

90L forms in far eastern Atlantic
NHC has designated an area of thunderstorms in the tropical Atlantic as Invest 90L (8.5 N, 30.0 W). Microwave remote sensing suggests there are some decent thunderstorms in 90L, as peak rain rates were around 1 - 2 inches per hour. According to CIMMS wind-shear analyses, 90L is under a moderate 10 - 15 knots of wind shear, and upper level winds over the disturbance are diverging, which creates a vacuum effect that will enhance updrafts and thunderstorm growth. The disturbance is tracking into a broad area of weak shear to the west and northwest. The steering currents for 90L are to the west-northwest, which will move it into this area of weaker shear. The disturbance is at 8°N latitude, which is too close to the Equator to leverage the Earth's spin very well to spin up. As 90L's west-northwest motion carries it farther from the Equator, the additional spin the disturbance gains from the Earth's rotation will aid development, particularly once 90L gets north of 10°N latitude.The Saharan Air Layer with its dust and dry air lurks just to the north of 90L, but the SHIPS model predicts 90L will remain far enough from the dry air over the next five days so that it will not interfere with development.


Figure 2. IR Satellite Composite of 90L taken at 5:40 pm EDT.


Figure 3. Saharan Air Layer analysis courtesy of the University of Wisconsin CIMSS group.

Model Forecasts and Climatology
The latest 2pm EDT (18Z) runs of the GFDL and HWRF models show 90L developing into a hurricane 3 - 5 days from now. These models suggest that 90L will pass well northeast of the Lesser Antilles Islands. The 18Z GFS model develops 90L into a tropical storm about 7 days from now, and forecasts a track through the northern Lesser Antilles Islands 7 - 8 days from now. The 18Z NOGAPS and 12Z ECMWF models show little development of 90L. The GFDL and HWRF models are too aggressive developing 90L, and likely show too much of a northward motion due to excessive depth of the system they portray. The GFS solution, showing a more delayed development and possible threat to the Lesser Antilles Islands is probably more reasonable. Looking at climatology based on research done by Dr. Bob Hart at Florida State University,, 90L has a 36% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone by 2pm Saturday. NHC is putting these odds at 20%. Dr. Hart also has an experimental product showing that historically, about 30% of all tropical cyclones at 90L's current position eventually hit land as a hurricane. Of course, 90L is not yet a tropical cyclone, but these odds suggest that 90L has the potential to become a dangerous Cape Verdes-type hurricane that will affect land.

Next update
I'll have an update by 8pm Friday.

Jeff Masters (with lots of help from Rob Carver on the 90L portion of the post!)

Heat

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Reader Comments

Quoting Snowlover123:


You can't blame every extreme weather event on Climate Change. So if it's normal with sun forever, that's not an example of 'Climate Change?' No. They'll find some way to blame it on Climate Change.


Perhaps because it actually has to do with the definition of climate. You think? It is probably the most basic aspect of meteorological studies.
Quoting JFLORIDA:


Perhaps because it acutually has to do with the definition of climate. You think? It is probably the most basic aspect of meteorological studies.


Your rants are becoming more and more illogical with every comment you post.
1991. reported.
Quoting JFLORIDA:


Thats kinda unfair when he went to great effort in this blog to point out it was trends in extremes that made this remarkable.

Would you like a little cheese to go with that whine?
Quoting Levi32:


Thank you :)
your video blog is awesome look foward to it everyday
2007. xcool
Quoting HurricaneKyle:
1991. reported.


The comment was removed...will probably be back under another alias soon enough.
2009. Levi32
I see the 12z Euro has nothing again....strange how the 12z runs are always the ones not developing it and then the 0z runs do. Again....the upper pattern forecasted by the ECMWF was drastically different from the preceding run....it is really struggling with the pattern right now. All this flip-flopping and confusion means we can't trust the computers near as much (we never really should anyway!) and will have to rely on common-sense forecasting for the moment.
2010. FLdewey
Oh please stop quoting JFLORIDA.
Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
LOL! No I am not planning on getting a ferret nor a pet named Peter. LOL. It's just something I made up...FLdewey also has Vorticity the cat and Climatology the dog.

This conversation reminds me of the "sleep over" scene in Big...
2012. NRAamy
Neap.....yes, I am right on the coast..and the fog comes in almost every night....cool to cold ocean breezes...dude, I'm wearing sweats in the summer! That is just wrong....
2013. Levi32
Quoting flsurfer305:
your video blog is awesome look foward to it everyday


I'm glad you enjoy it =)
Quoting Snowlover123:


Your rants are becoming more and more illogical with every comment you post.


I see.
When will we see invest 91?
Quoting xcool:


What is the 850mb vort in the GOM? There is nothing out there.
well i will just sit back and take it all in and watch all you guys go down on storms ship...i will be back aug 2nd with my weekly post ...you gentleman have a nice and pleasant day....before i leave check all the dry air all over the atlantic and also the northerly shear coming off of s america....so if anything tries to go through the islands that if they survive the dry air they are going wosh....good day storm w...
Back.


Quoting
extreme236:



The comment was removed...will probably be back under another alias soon enough.


Just like the last 5 years. I see the 12z Euro has once again dropped 90L. Its having trouble with as mentioned by Levi with the upper patterns and with that tropical wave behind 90L that should merge. There is no reason why 90L shouldn't develop further if it gets going.
Quoting StSimonsIslandGAGuy:


I see.


He's saying that every weather event is climate. No no no. There's a clear difference between individual weather events, and climate change.
Looks like there would be more than one area to watch here....but, then what do I know.

Afternoon StSimons.
Quoting hurrkat05:
well i will just sit back and take it all in and watch all you guys go down on storms ship...i will be back aug 2nd with my weekly post ...you gentleman have a nice and pleasant day....before i leave check all the dry air all over the atlantic and also the northerly shear coming off of s america....so if anything tries to go through the islands that if they survive the dry air they are going wosh....good day storm w...


To Quote Willy Wonka -
" I SAID GOOD DAY SIR"


Later all, gotta work most of the weekend, will probably be able to come back Sunday, I figure we'll have a tropical depression or a storm to track by then... Good Day All
2024. xcool
clwstmchasr .nothing in gom
2025. FLdewey
Quoting NoNamePub:


To Quote Willy Wonka -
" I SAID GOOD DAY SIR"




LMAO. You get -100 points for quoting that one, but +200 points for the Wonka reference... so score 100 for you.
2026. Levi32
Quoting TexasHurricane:
Looks like there would be more than one area to watch here....but, then what do I know.



The Caribbean does have to be watched. A decent amount of heat is getting jammed in there over the next week or so.
I see our local stormtop's back. Don't quote him, he does this stuff on purpose. Obviously, he is not the brightest guy on Earth.
Decent area of convection off the US coast.

Looks like something may try to go off the SE US coast interesting area and has persisted all day.
thanks miami09 for that chart,,,does anyone know what 900 mb is = to in feet?? im thinking 1000 feet but im not sure
2035. Ossqss
Seems the climate models still don't account for clouds or cloud formation very well to date. Perhaps one day we will be able to successfully understand that variable much better. Kinda reminds me of the surprise we got recently with the ozone hole closing and its unforeseen impacts on the planet.

I was just checking this paper out, pretty interesting anyhow. Back to work - L8R :(

http://www.atmos-chem-phys.net/10/5449/2010/acp-10-5449-2010.pdf
On 90L, this process is going to take a while gang. The ECMWF will eventually lock on to this, although its a curious pattern of 00z developing a hurricane stronger each 00z and the 12z keeps on showing no development at all. I think the 12z doesn't have as good a handle on this as the 00z.
Quoting CybrTeddy:
I see our local stormtop's back. Don't quote him, he does this stuff on purpose. Obviously, he is not the brightest guy on Earth.


I hope you wrote that in stone?
Quoting StormW:
Quoting hurrkat05:
well i will just sit back and take it all in and watch all you guys go down on storms ship...i will be back aug 2nd with my weekly post ...you gentleman have a nice and pleasant day....before i leave check all the dry air all over the atlantic and also the northerly shear coming off of s america....so if anything tries to go through the islands that if they survive the dry air they are going wosh....good day storm w...




Wow, maybe hurkat is having a rough day?

Take a deep breath in, now out, in, now out. Now go to your happy place.
Quoting Levi32:
I see the 12z Euro has nothing again....strange how the 12z runs are always the ones not developing it and then the 0z runs do. Again....the upper pattern forecasted by the ECMWF was drastically different from the preceding run....it is really struggling with the pattern right now. All this flip-flopping and confusion means we can't trust the computers near as much (we never really should anyway!) and will have to rely on common-sense forecasting for the moment.


Ah. The ever-refreshing optimism of youth. Lol. j/k. Afternoon Levi. :)
Quoting Snowlover123:


He's saying that every weather event is climate. No no no. There's a clear difference between individual weather events, and climate change.


That's not what he's saying.
Quoting StSimonsIslandGAGuy:


That's not what he's saying.


Then what is he saying?
gfs and gfdl had some interesting runs....
2044. reid221
Quoting stormhank:
thanks miami09 for that chart,,,does anyone know what 900 mb is = to in feet?? im thinking 1000 feet but im not sure

Pressure Altitude in Metric Units

Height Temperature Pressure
(Meters) (Deg. C) (Millibars-mb)
0000 15.0 1013
1000 8.5 900
2000 2.0 800
3000 -4.5 700
4000 -11.0 620
5000 -17.5 540
6000 -24.0 470
7000 -30.5 410
8000 -37.0 360
9000 -43.5 310
10000 -50.0 260
11000 -56.5 230
12000 -56.5 190
13000 -56.5 170
14000 -56.5 140
15000 -56.5 120
16000 -56.5 100
17000 -56.5 90
18000 -56.5 75
19000 -56.5 65
20000 -56.5 55
21000 -55.5 47
22000 -54.5 40
23000 -53.5 34
24000 -52.5 29
25000 -51.5 25
26000 -50.5 22
27000 -49.5 18
28000 -48.5 16
29000 -47.5 14
30000 -46.5 12
31000 -45.5 10
32000 -44.5 8.7
33000 -41.7 7.5
34000 -38.9 6.5
35000 -36.1 5.6

Quoting xcool:
clwstmchasr .nothing in gom


That is what I thought. The 850mb vort had me a bit confused.
Very large, impressive tropical wave off Africa, probably the best all season. I wouldn't be too shocked to see no merge whatsoever and this becoming a tropical cyclone.

I hope this system off the SE US coast comes to C FL as this heat is ridiculus. It is 100 at my business with a heat index of 116. We need rain to cool us off as it has been extremely hot since May here. Infact top 10 warmest on record for MAY, JUNE, and JULY.
Why would you ever hope that a system hits Florida or anywhere in the US?
An observation.

This lifted from post 1935 By JFLORDIA:

The insult was yours my friend.


But on post 1886:

He writes:

Political posters hope to silence all discussion on a weather site - thats just not going to happen. Many of you are from rural areas and certainly have strong political opinions on the economic implications of climate change.
Thats not science and this is a science related site.


Question: Am I the only one who sees the insult in that post?

If ya don't, re-read the second sentence.

And if anybody thinks JFLORIDA ought to read this. It may need to be re-posted as I'm sure he has me blocked.

Thanks all.

Quoting CybrTeddy:
Decent area of convection off the US coast.



I've been watching that. I wonder if it will try to develop in a couple days.
2053. FLdewey
Were you guys here for TropicalAmanda?

Hook...line and sinker.
Quoting CybrTeddy:
Decent area of convection off the US coast.



What direction is it heading in?
2056. FLdewey
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
An observation.

This lifted from post 1935 By JFLORDIA:

The insult was yours my friend.


But on post 1886:

He writes:

Political posters hope to silence all discussion on a weather site - thats just not going to happen. Many of you are from rural areas and certainly have strong political opinions on the economic implications of climate change.
Thats not science and this is a science related site.


Question: Am I the only one who sees the insult in that post?

If ya don't re-read the second sentence.

And if anybody thinks JFLORIDA ought to read this. It may need to be re-posted as I'm sure he has me blocked.

Thanks all.



Of course it's insulting - he gets more and more aggressive as he runs out of things to say.
2057. Levi32
Quoting stormhank:
thanks miami09 for that chart,,,does anyone know what 900 mb is = to in feet?? im thinking 1000 feet but im not sure


About 3300 feet.
Quoting wayfaringstranger:
Why would you ever hope that a system hits Florida or anywhere in the US?


We need rain and FL depends on tropical systems to boost our water table to get ready for the dry season.
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
An observation.

This lifted from post 1935 By JFLORDIA:

The insult was yours my friend.


But on post 1886:

He writes:

Political posters hope to silence all discussion on a weather site - thats just not going to happen. Many of you are from rural areas and certainly have strong political opinions on the economic implications of climate change.
Thats not science and this is a science related site.


Question: Am I the only one who sees the insult in that post?

If ya don't re-read the second sentence.

And if anybody thinks JFLORIDA ought to read this. It may need to be re-posted as I'm sure he has me blocked.

Thanks all.


Yes, it simply reveals his prejudice against people from rural areas and also shows his ignorance. Nothing we didn't know already.
Quoting Jeff9641:
I hope this system off the SE US coast comes to C FL as this heat is ridiculus. It is 100 at my business with a heat index of 116. We need rain to cool us off as it has been extremely hot since May here. Infact top 10 warmest on record for MAY, JUNE, and JULY.


Pretty much a normal summer with a couple of above average temperature days. Also high humidity levels are common.
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
An observation.

This lifted from post 1935 By JFLORDIA:

The insult was yours my friend.


But on post 1886:

He writes:

Political posters hope to silence all discussion on a weather site - thats just not going to happen. Many of you are from rural areas and certainly have strong political opinions on the economic implications of climate change.
Thats not science and this is a science related site.


Question: Am I the only one who sees the insult in that post?

If ya don't, re-read the second sentence.

And if anybody thinks JFLORIDA ought to read this. It may need to be re-posted as I'm sure he has me blocked.

Thanks all.



JFLORIDA still hasn't responded to my post.
Quoting CybrTeddy:
Decent area of convection off the US coast.



that area has had my eye since late tuesday, old washed out fronts and warm SSTs given the right opportunities can spin up something tropical
Judging by the rate of movement of the African wave and 90L the two should collide in 48 hours or so.
Quoting StormW:
Quoting hurrkat05:
well i will just sit back and take it all in and watch all you guys go down on storms ship...i will be back aug 2nd with my weekly post ...you gentleman have a nice and pleasant day....before i leave check all the dry air all over the atlantic and also the northerly shear coming off of s america....so if anything tries to go through the islands that if they survive the dry air they are going wosh....good day storm w...




I asked that guy so many times to put his money where is mouth is and post on his own free blog (here on Wunderground).. That way at the end of the year the wizzard predictions can be appreciated. I never said wrong but be a man, if your going to be a Forecaster, put it up for scutany like you, levi, miami and many others do.. Then live with it right or wrong... He never responded to me and treating me as if I was against him... I just want a put your money where your mouth is baby....

lol

That was the longest good afternoon to you Senior Chief Caster I have ever done for anyone!
Quoting StormChaser81:


Pretty much a normal summer with a couple of above average temperature days.


Really! Then you might want to do some reseach.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL 1205 PM EDT THU JUL 29 2010
...THIRD MONTH IN A ROW WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN THE TOP TEN WARMEST WHICH WILL LIKELY LEAD TO THE COMBINED MONTHLY AVERAGES OF THESE MONTHS BEING IN THE TOP TWO WARMEST... AFTER A CHILLY START TO THE YEAR WITH THE FIRST THREE MONTHS COMBINED BEING EITHER THE COLDEST OR SECOND COLDEST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN ACROSS WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA...MAY...JUNE...AND NOW JULY 2010 HAVE SEEN A REVERSAL IN TEMPERATURES. TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 2 TO 4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR MAY AND JUNE...AND ARE ON TRACK TO BE ABOUT 1 TO 2 DEGREES ABOVE FOR JULY. THESE AVERAGES PLACED MAY AND JUNE IN THE TOP TEN WARMEST ACROSS THE REGION WITH THE COMBINED MAY AND JUNE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE EITHER THE WARMEST OR SECOND WARMEST. NOW WITH THE END OF JULY JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL AGAIN SEE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES END UP IN THE TOP TEN WARMEST. BELOW ARE LISTS OF THE TOP TEN WARMEST MAY`S...JUNE`S...AND JULY`S...AS WELL AS THESE MONTHS COMBINED FOR SEVERAL SITES ACROSS THE AREA...ALONG WITH THE AVERAGES FOR THESE TIME PERIODS
Quoting Bipartisanship:
hey ho77, you're pretty, baby, how old are you, hun?

Really?
2069. Levi32
Oh man....we're in for a wet night!



Comment 2047 has been reported.
Quoting StormChaser81:


Pretty much a normal summer with a couple of above average temperature days. Also high humidity levels are common.


What a turkey you are seriously!
Quoting ho77yw00d:



TALKING ABOUT ANIMALS? what are you thinking to make my comment so inappropriate? he said he had a ferret names peter so I didnt know what animal he had that he was going to pet i just went by him saying his name was peter I have a ferret and a dog so I was just curious as to what animal he had even though is is ALL OFF WEATHER TOPIC I just was cracking up when he said he made it up because he had me going...THATS ALL ( so get your mind out of the gutter)!!!


I just finsihed an eight-year stint as a lead trial attorney in North Florida prosecuting child abuse and cyber-crime issues involving children so I am very sensitive to the issue of inappropriate comments and the the fact that we have lots of teenagers who blog on here regularly........Everyone have a good weekend; I'm out.
Quoting ho77yw00d:


Thank you I am almost 29 and you better get back to talkng weather or you will be deported oops I mean reported


Now that is kind of like saying..... Hey baby, whats your sign?? and you say back... Well my sign is CLOSED!!!!! LOL
Quoting Snowlover123:
Comment 2047 has been reported.



this is not aimed at you directly but it is aimed to everyone. Please don't waste blog space by announcing that you reported a comment or ignored someone just do it and move on
Quoting earthlydragonfly:


Now that is kind of like saying..... Hey baby, whats your sign?? and you say back... Well my sign is CLOSED!!!!! LOL


lmao
Quoting earthlydragonfly:


Now that is kind of like saying..... Hey baby, whats your sign?? and you say back... Well my sign is CLOSED!!!!! LOL

ROTFLMAO!!!
ho77ywood all these guys are uptight right now because thins are not going there way for this hurricane season...its been a boring one and thet will jump down anyone throats they can so please dont take it personal...let it go in one ear and go out the other..you didnt do anyting wrong...
HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND
time to close this office
no storms no surf maybe next week
Quoting hurrkat05:
ho77ywood all these guys are uptight right now because thins are not going there way for this hurricane season...its been a boring one and thet will jump down anyone throats they can so please dont take it personal...let it go in one ear and go out the other..you didnt do anyting wrong...


lol what are you talking about
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
An observation.

This lifted from post 1935 By JFLORDIA:

The insult was yours my friend.


But on post 1886:

He writes:

Political posters hope to silence all discussion on a weather site - thats just not going to happen. Many of you are from rural areas and certainly have strong political opinions on the economic implications of climate change.
Thats not science and this is a science related site.


Question: Am I the only one who sees the insult in that post?

If ya don't, re-read the second sentence.

And if anybody thinks JFLORIDA ought to read this. It may need to be re-posted as I'm sure he has me blocked.

Thanks all.


I really dont get how folks react with such disrespectful remarks.

Quoting Jeff9641:


Really! Then you might want to do some reseach.

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAMPA BAY AREA - RUSKIN FL 1205 PM EDT THU JUL 29 2010
...THIRD MONTH IN A ROW WITH AVERAGE TEMPERATURES IN THE TOP TEN WARMEST WHICH WILL LIKELY LEAD TO THE COMBINED MONTHLY AVERAGES OF THESE MONTHS BEING IN THE TOP TWO WARMEST... AFTER A CHILLY START TO THE YEAR WITH THE FIRST THREE MONTHS COMBINED BEING EITHER THE COLDEST OR SECOND COLDEST SINCE RECORDS BEGAN ACROSS WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST FLORIDA...MAY...JUNE...AND NOW JULY 2010 HAVE SEEN A REVERSAL IN TEMPERATURES. TEMPERATURES AVERAGED 2 TO 4 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR MAY AND JUNE...AND ARE ON TRACK TO BE ABOUT 1 TO 2 DEGREES ABOVE FOR JULY. THESE AVERAGES PLACED MAY AND JUNE IN THE TOP TEN WARMEST ACROSS THE REGION WITH THE COMBINED MAY AND JUNE AVERAGE TEMPERATURE EITHER THE WARMEST OR SECOND WARMEST. NOW WITH THE END OF JULY JUST A FEW DAYS AWAY IT LOOKS LIKE WE WILL AGAIN SEE AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES END UP IN THE TOP TEN WARMEST. BELOW ARE LISTS OF THE TOP TEN WARMEST MAY`S...JUNE`S...AND JULY`S...AS WELL AS THESE MONTHS COMBINED FOR SEVERAL SITES ACROSS THE AREA...ALONG WITH THE AVERAGES FOR THESE TIME PERIODS


Come on man 90's are normal for Florida. We might have a couple of days in the high 90's because of a persistent high pressure system over head. But can you really feel any difference between 95 and 98 taking out humidity. There both hot.

This will be last comment to you ever. I give up.

Happy blogging.
Quoting Twinkster:


lol what are you talking about

That's just his version of "hey baby, what's your sign?"
2085. NEwxguy
I think mr bipartisanship got himself banned,good job admin
Quoting Twinkster:


lol what are you talking about


Don't quote him please, I beg you.
Quoting StormChaser81:


Come on man 90's are normal for Florida. We might have a couple of days in the high 90's because of a persistent high pressure system over head. But can you really feel any difference between 95 and 98 taking out humidity. There both hot.

This will be last comment to you ever. I give up.

Happy blogging.


It is quite a bit hotter than average infact. 3 to 4 degrees above average in the summer is a lot here in FL especially since we normally get rain in the afternoon.
2088. will45
Quoting NEwxguy:
I think mr bipartisanship got himself banned,good job admin


Not yet but if everyone would help he will be empty space soon
was mr bipartisanship JFV?
That person who got banned is JFV.
2091. will45
2084. Bipartisanship
This comment has been removed for violating the Community Standards. good job everyone
Quoting tropicfreak:
was mr bipartisanship JFV?


Perhaps...
Quoting ho77yw00d:
I said that because every 5 seconds it's like I see someone saying this person has been reported that person has been reported if is not weather related then you will be reported...


Makes them feel powerful by pushing the report button.

I'm going to report you because you called me out.

Welcome to after school care. With no teacher insight.

Also I have to add this.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOO a GIRL in weather underground blog. j/k

2094. xcool
ha


2095. breald
Have I been redirected to match.com or something.

You boys need to get out more.
2096. Patrap
2097. Patrap


Current Conditions

Uptown, New Orleans, Louisiana (PWS)

Updated: 5 min 58 sec ago

Scattered Clouds

95.3 °F

Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 50%

Dew Point: 74 °F

Wind: Calm

Wind Gust: 5.8 mph

Pressure: 30.00

in (Falling)

Heat Index: 106 °F

Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 10 out of 16
Pollen: 2.60 out of 12
Pollen Forecast new!
Clouds:
Few 4900 ft
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft
I think we are all Bored.
Quoting Jeff9641:
Looks like something may try to go off the SE US coast interesting area and has persisted all day.


Think the NHC would mention this area in the 8pm TWO?
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
An observation.

This lifted from post 1935 By JFLORDIA:

The insult was yours my friend.


But on post 1886:

He writes:

Political posters hope to silence all discussion on a weather site - thats just not going to happen. Many of you are from rural areas and certainly have strong political opinions on the economic implications of climate change.
Thats not science and this is a science related site.


Question: Am I the only one who sees the insult in that post?

If ya don't, re-read the second sentence.

And if anybody thinks JFLORIDA ought to read this. It may need to be re-posted as I'm sure he has me blocked.

Thanks all.



It's very insulting, as I am from a rural area. I think this moron needs to be dealt with immediately.
Quoting Jeff9641:
That person who got banned is JFV.


He hasn't been banned yet. they just removed the comment. If he was banned there would be only empty space, the number would be missing and the comment gone.
Quoting ho77yw00d:
I said that because every 5 seconds it's like I see someone saying this person has been reported that person has been reported if is not weather related then you will be reported...


Just ignore some of these fools like Stormchaser and ect.
Quoting Patrap:


Current Conditions

Uptown, New Orleans, Louisiana (PWS)

Updated: 5 min 58 sec ago

Scattered Clouds

95.3 °F

Scattered Clouds
Humidity: 50%

Dew Point: 74 °F

Wind: Calm

Wind Gust: 5.8 mph

Pressure: 30.00

in (Falling)

Heat Index: 106 °F

Visibility: 10.0 miles
UV: 10 out of 16
Pollen: 2.60 out of 12
Pollen Forecast new!
Clouds:
Few 4900 ft
Scattered Clouds 25000 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 20 ft

You posted the exact same thing, twice.
Quoting sammywammybamy:
I think we are all Bored.


GW, anyone? jk
Quoting Jeff9641:


We need rain and FL depends on tropical systems to boost our water table to get ready for the dry season.


Water tables here in Tampa are extremely high. Matter of fact, Swiftmud recently relaxed the watering restrictions.

The Pinellas County real-time weather station in Clearwater has received 13.4 inches of rain this month. I have at least that amount at my house.

http://www.pinellascounty.org/weather/index.html
Quoting breald:
Have I been redirected to match.com or something.

You boys need to get out more.


But its to bright out side and my glasses fog up.

Plus did you hear there's a girl on the blog now.
By the way had some nasty weather roll through Richmond yesterday, saw the worst tree damage in the area since Hurricane Isabel.
2108. will45
Quoting tropicfreak:


Think the NHC would mention this area in the 8pm TWO?


naw it is spinning the wrong way
Quoting Jeff9641:


It is quite a bit hotter than average infact. 3 to 4 degrees above average in the summer is a lot here in FL especially since we normally get rain in the afternoon.
I think the biggest difference this summer is the lack of rain on the east side of the state. Im in flagler county and at my house i've gotten less than an inch since mid june! hot is hot in florida but we need those summer rains or everything burns in the dry winter.
Had a couple trees up root in my yard but thankfully went the other way away from the house.
Quoting Levi32:
Oh man....we're in for a wet night!




Sure Barrow, AK will have temps between 45-74F over the next few days, while S AK is getting hammered with temps several degrees below normal with tons of rain!!
Admins if your out there please ban hurrkat. Thank you.
Quoting will45:


naw it is spinning the wrong way


???
Quoting StormChaser81:


Makes them feel powerful by pushing the report button.

I'm going to report you because you called me out.

Welcome to after school care. With no teacher insight.

Also I have to add this.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOO a GIRL in weather underground blog. j/k



lol so true!! and haha with the girl comment :)
2117. Patrap
2114. Twinkster



Here,here,,Bravo!

Well stated and delivered.
2118. will45
Quoting tropicfreak:


???


see the clockwise spin?

Link
Quoting breald:
Have I been redirected to match.com or something.

You boys need to get out more.


lmao
Wow Levi,

The mountainous terrain in your region really has an interesting effect on your radar images.....reminds me of an exaggerated look at Seattle's radar when there is precip...

Quoting Levi32:
Oh man....we're in for a wet night!



2121. Patrap
18z Early Cycle NHC model tracks
Invest90
Statistical/Simple Models (CLIPER,BAMs,LBAR,other Statistical Models)








Dynamic Models (More sophisticated models)
Honestly this Even more Boring when Patrap vs that nittygritty guy was going on.

You know what i would like:

For that system off the SE Coast to move NE and Develop into a Sub-tropical storm and become a fish.

WHY? : So people can stop shoving their foot's down each other's throats.

Good afternoon everyone. Well it seems like from the Yucutan to the West African coast is a trail of convection, if something doesn't come/materialise from one these blobs, well then I may start to doubt the numbers predicted for this Season.
Quoting clwstmchasr:


Water tables here in Tampa are extremely high. Matter of fact, Swiftmud recently relaxed the watering restrictions.

The Pinellas County real-time weather station in Clearwater has received 13.4 inches of rain this month. I have at least that amount at my house.

http://www.pinellascounty.org/weather/index.html


Hey buddy the eastside of the state is bone dry especially the coast. This is one of the worst dry spells I've seen around here.
Quoting will45:


see the clockwise spin?

Link


???????
BORING...................:(. BBL, y'all. have a good evening, all.
Quoting CybrTeddy:
Admins if your out there please ban hurrkat. Thank you.


Agreed.
I see 90L is at least releazing some energy as the sun is setting its got some thunderstorm rising up on the visible
Great answer ho77y......and it is HOT here in the swamp....might i add....keeping on the subject...
Quoting StormChaser81:


Makes them feel powerful by pushing the report button.

I'm going to report you because you called me out.

Welcome to after school care. With no teacher insight.

Also I have to add this.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOO a GIRL in weather underground blog. j/k




The blog equivalent of "I'm Telling"!

That being said, however, there are some posts,
so offensive, they must e reported. A little common sense can go a long way.


2132. myway
Quoting Jeff9641:


Hey buddy the eastside of the state is bone dry especially the coast. This is one of the worst dry spells I've seen around here.


The big lake is @ 13.8 feet. Thats pretty good for this time of year. SFWD is performing controlled releases of water .
Well Clearwater is not a good representation of our area this month. I am in the Southern Pasco, Northern Hillsborough area, just north of Tampa and I bet we haven't have 6 inches of rain this month....very very unusual for this time of year, just like over there Jeff...

Quoting Jeff9641:


Hey buddy the eastside of the state is bone dry especially the coast. This is one of the worst dry spells I've seen around here.
Good Afternoon everyone. Hi Pat, it is hot over here too but at least we have a little breeze. I actually sat outside in the shade for 10 whole minutes. Mother Nature sure needs to cool things off
Quoting hurrkat05:
ho77ywood all these guys are uptight right now because thins are not going there way for this hurricane season...its been a boring one and thet will jump down anyone throats they can so please dont take it personal...let it go in one ear and go out the other..you didnt do anyting wrong...


your creepy, plain and simple
Quoting Twinkster:
I just have to say something once and for all, I don't care if you ignore me, report me or whatever. I have been on this blog since 2006 and I would post here frequently when the real JFV wasn't banned and I can tell you for certain that all these people that you claim are JFV aren't characteristic of who JFV was as a poster. It seem that certain trolls have emulated JFV to get you all riled up. You all don't remember JFV, you think you remember JFV and have labeled every troll JFV for a couple of months now.

get off the obsession


+1 for this post. And a medal please?
2137. Patrap


Heat Advisory

Statement as of 3:09 PM CDT on July 30, 2010


... Heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening...
... Heat advisory in effect from noon to 8 PM CDT Saturday...

The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a heat
advisory... which is in effect from noon to 8 PM CDT Saturday. A
heat advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening.

Heat indicies remain in the 105-110 range this afternoon and
should begin to drop during the late evening hours. On
Saturday... temperatures will climb into the mid to upper 90s.
These warm temperatures will combine with high humidity levels to
create heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees. The greatest
threat for heat related illnesses will be during the mid to late
afternoon hours. The warm and moist airmass will remain across the
region through the weekend... with temperatures topping out in the
upper 90s on Sunday as well.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A heat advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are
possible. Drink plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned
room... stay out of the sun... and check up on relatives and
neighbors.
Quoting Jeff9641:


Hey buddy the eastside of the state is bone dry especially the coast. This is one of the worst dry spells I've seen around here.
agreed. Its been a wierd year record cold winter and now the driest july I can remember. very strange
I looked earlier in the blog, and saw 4 bipartisan comments banned.
Quoting hulazigzag:
agreed. Its been a wierd year record cold winter and now the driest july I can remember. very strange


Yes it's hot in the summer but normally not like this as we normally get storms to cool us off by like 2 or 3pm.
Quoting Jeff9641:
Looks like something may try to go off the SE US coast interesting area and has persisted all day.
That is the area I mentioned I was interested in earlier.
Wow, StormW had a comment removed? What's going on in here today??? I missed it all.
Quoting swampdawg:
Great answer ho77y......and it is HOT here in the swamp....might i add....keeping on the subject...



ty :) and yes VERY HOT!!!!
C'mon guys. We shouldn't need a tropical cyclone to stop the incessant arguments on this site. Now, I'd like to provide a little info for you:

You-know-who is going to keep coming back. I suspect he is using the FIU computer to access the blog, and I highly doubt that admin would ban that IP.

By the way, I am going to throw this out there. I believe that the economic implications of climate change is an appropriate topic for a science blog, mainly because it is a dependent variable. The independent variable is the science itself (climate change).

That's my 2 cents for the day.
Snow, this is exactly why I have been MIA lately on this blog....seems like it is being wrangled now by admin

Quoting Snowlover123:
I looked earlier in the blog, and saw 4 bipartisan comments banned.
2146. Levi32
Quoting Goldenblack:
Wow Levi,

The mountainous terrain in your region really has an interesting effect on your radar images.....reminds me of an exaggerated look at Seattle's radar when there is precip...



Oh yeah, you should see the dry V-notch of downsloping we can get here when the flow is from the southeast.
2147. Hoff511
Patrap or any others with experience or insight, Where do you store your propane tanks during a hurricane? I keep four full tanks through the season, and I kept them in my garage through Frances, Jeanne, and Wilma. I do not have a shed and am afraid of leaving them outside, yet am just as afraid of keeping them inside.
I'll favorite your radar location up there near
Anchorage. I have always been interested in the upslope/downslope effects...

Quoting Levi32:


Oh yeah, you should see the dry V-notch of downsloping we can get here when the flow is from the southeast.
Quoting Jeff9641:


Yes it's hot in the summer but normally not like this as we normally get storms to cool us off by like 2 or 3pm.
The heat hasnt been too bad near the coast with a strong sea breeze everyday. That has been the problem thatm east coast breeze is overpowering the west coast sea breeze and pushing the storms to the west leaving us bone dry.
NEW BLOG!
Quoting Jeff9641:


Hey buddy the eastside of the state is bone dry especially the coast. This is one of the worst dry spells I've seen around here.


Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsboro counties got absolutely rocked over the past 2 days and also earlier in the week.
Re: 90L.

If this were to reach the east coast of Florida, what would be the approx. date of arrival?
Quoting Hoff511:
Patrap or any others with experience or insight, Where do you store your propane tanks during a hurricane? I keep four full tanks through the season, and I kept them in my garage through Frances, Jeanne, and Wilma. I do not have a shed and am afraid of leaving them outside, yet am just as afraid of keeping them inside.
You can build a stand for them WU mail me and I'll explain.
Quoting oracle28:
Re: 90L.

If this were to reach the east coast of Florida, what would be the approx. date of arrival?
aug 7
2156. spathy
Quoting myway:


The big lake is @ 13.8 feet. Thats pretty good for this time of year. SFWD is performing controlled releases of water .


And the Caloosahatchee river is now turning very green!
Somehow this nutrient rich dumping has got to STOP!

2157. MTWX
Quoting ho77yw00d:


lmao

Ho77yw00d you have mail. As for the tropics it is still a wait and see game, but fortunately the models are pretty much in cahoots this time.
Quoting clwstmchasr:


Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsboro counties got absolutely rocked over the past 2 days and also earlier in the week.


Yeah Ive gotten some wild thunderstorms past few days in north Pinellas county, even though there have been some unusually long dry spells, when it has rained here, its rained hard. Monthly total for July here at my house is 13.12
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
aug 7


90L?
Quoting Jedkins01:


Yeah Ive gotten some wild thunderstorms past few days in north Pinellas county, even though there have been some unusually long dry spells, when it has rained here, its rained hard. Monthly total for July here at my house is 13.12
You guys want to send some of that to Orange County? Normally I get so many lightning pictures this time of year and nothing.....
Quoting ho77yw00d:



I did say hot and that word hot is weather related please dont ban me PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZ lol


Ill tell you what is going on here ho77yw00d.... And I understand it... If a guy finds a girl that is interested in sports, cars and weather... Well you can hear wedding bells. Pretty and like weather is release the hounds time.. LOL So enjoy it and use it to your advantage!
Quoting earthlydragonfly:


Ill tell you what is going on here ho77yw00d.... And I understand it... If a guy finds a girl that is interested in sports, cars and weather... Well you can hear wedding bells. Pretty and like weather is release the hounds time.. LOL So enjoy it and use it to your advantage!


Ummm, bingo!
Quoting CybrTeddy:


+1 for this post. And a medal please?


Yep, though I do think the real JFV did come back a couple times, somewhere early down the line he left.

Anyways hows 90L coming along, still merging?
2165. xcool
new bloggggggggggggggggggggggg
I love football and weather! HA... and there is a new blog so come over to the other one!!
Quoting ElConando:


Yep, though I do think the real JFV did come back a couple times, somewhere early down the line he left.

Anyways hows 90L coming along, still merging?


The real JFV was here more often than you would think...some of the impostors WUMailed me and sadi things on ly the real JFV would have said...
hah we're still talking JFV, weatherstudent lol

what about... this other dude

the one that was a doom-GOMcaster, but sometimes got it right...

he struck out at stormw a couple of times and got heat for it
2169. robj144
Quoting Jeff9641:


Hey buddy the eastside of the state is bone dry especially the coast. This is one of the worst dry spells I've seen around here.


Really? We had a very wet winter and it's been raining almost every day here on the east coast. Where on the east coast are you?
Sometimes trolls just grab pictures off the internet and pose as someone else....

A few posts I saw made me want to point that out...
2171. gsytch
Pasco? Not at my house. Dry Dry for a full week with barely a cloud