Over 15,000 likely dead in Russian heat wave; Asian monsoon floods kill hundreds more

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:13 PM GMT on August 09, 2010

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The Great Russian Heat Wave of 2010 brought temperatures of 37°C (99°F) to Moscow today, and smog and smoke from wildfires blanketed the city for a sixth straight day. Air pollution levels were 2 - 3 times the maximum safe level today, and peaked on Saturday, when when carbon monoxide hit 6.5 times the safe level. The death toll from heat and air pollution increased to approximately 330 people per day in Moscow in recent days, according to the head of the Moscow health department. Yevgenia Smirnova, an official from the Moscow registry office, said excess deaths in Moscow in July averaged 155 per day, compared to 2009. The heat wave began on June 27. These grim statistics suggest that in Moscow alone, the Great Russian Heat Wave of 2010 has likely killed at least 7,000 people so far. A plot of the departure of July 2010 temperatures from average (Figure 1) shows that the area of Russia experiencing incredible heat is vast, and that regions southeast of Moscow have the hottest, relative to average. Moscow is the largest city in Russia, with a population just over ten million, but there are several other major cities in the heat wave region. These include Saint Petersburg, Russia's 2nd most populous city (4.6 million), and Nizhny Novgorod, Russia's 5th most populous city (1.3 million people.) Thus, the Russian population affected by extreme heat is at least double the population of Moscow, and the death toll in Russia from the 2010 heat wave is probably at least 15,000, and may be much higher. The only comparable heat wave in European history occurred in 2003, and killed an estimated 40,000 - 50,000 people, mostly in France and Italy. While the temperatures in that heat wave were not as extreme as the Russian heat wave, the nighttime low temperatures in the 2003 heat wave were considerably higher. This tends to add to heat stress and causes a higher death toll. I expect that by the time the Great Russian Heat Wave of 2010 is over, it may rival the 2003 European heat wave as the deadliest heat wave in world history.


Figure 1. A comparison of August temperatures, the peak of the great European heat wave of 2003 (left) with July temperatures from the Great Russian Heat Wave of 2010 (right) reveals that this year's heat wave is more intense and covers a wider area of Europe. Image credit: NOAA/ESRL.

Worst Russian heat wave in 1,000 years of history
The temperature at Moscow's Domodedovo Airport hit 99°F (37°C) today. Prior to this year, the hottest temperature in Moscow's history was 37.2°C (99°F), set in August 1920. The Moscow Observatory has now matched or exceeded this 1920 all-time record five times in the past two weeks. Temperatures the past 27 days in a row have exceeded 30°C in Moscow. Alexander Frolov, head of Russia's weather service, said in a statement today, "Our ancestors haven't observed or registered a heat like that within 1,000 years. This phenomenon is absolutely unique." There is some slight relief in sight--the latest forecast for Moscow calls for high temperatures of 31 - 33°C (88 - 91 °F) Wednesday though Sunday.

Belarus records its hottest temperature in history for the second day in a row
The Russian heat wave has also affected the neighboring nations of Ukraine and Belarus. All three nations have recorded their hottest temperatures in history over the past few weeks. Belarus, on the western border of Russia, recorded its hottest temperature in history on Saturday, August 7, when the mercury hit 38.9°C (102°F) in Gomel. This broke the all-time record for extreme heat set just one day before, the 38.7°C (101.7°F) recorded in Gorky. Prior to 2010, the hottest temperature ever recorded in Belarus was the 38.0°C (100.4°F) in Vasiliyevichy on Aug. 20, 1946. As I described in detail in Saturday's post, Belarus' new all-time extreme heat record gives the year 2010 the most national extreme heat records for a single year--seventeen. These nations comprise 19% of the total land area of Earth. This is the largest area of Earth's surface to experience all-time record high temperatures in any single year in the historical record. Looking back at the past decade, which was the hottest decade in the historical record, Seventy-five countries set extreme hottest temperature records (33% of all countries.) For comparison, fifteen countries set extreme coldest temperature records over the past ten years (6% of all countries). Earth has now seen four consecutive months with its warmest temperature on record, and the first half of 2010 was the warmest such 6-month period in the planet's history. It is not a surprise that many all-time extreme heat records are being shattered when the planet as a whole is so warm. Global warming "loads the dice" to favor extreme heat events unprecedented in recorded history.

July SSTs in the tropical Atlantic set a new record
Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) in the Atlantic's Main Development Region for hurricanes had their warmest July on record, according to an analysis I did of historical SST data from the UK Hadley Center. SST data goes back to 1850, though there is much missing data before 1910 and during WWI and WWII. SSTs in the Main Development Region (10°N to 20°N and 20°W to 80°W) were 1.33°C above average during July, beating the previous record of 1.19°C set in July 2005. July 2010 was the sixth straight record warm month in the tropical Atlantic, and had the third warmest anomaly of any month in history. The five warmest months in history for the tropical Atlantic have all occurred this year. As I explained in detail in a post on record February SSTs in the Atlantic, the Arctic Oscillation (AO) and its close cousin, the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), are largely to blame for the record SSTs, though global warming and Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) also play a role.

The magnitude of the anomaly has increased slightly since June, because trade winds over the tropical Atlantic were at below-normal speeds during July. These lower trade wind speeds were due to the fact that the Bermuda-Azores High had below-normal surface pressures over the past month. The Bermuda-Azores High and its associated trade winds are forecast to remain at below-average strength during the next two weeks, according to the latest runs of the GFS model. This means that Atlantic SST anomalies will continue to stay at record warm levels during the remainder of August, and probably during September as well. This should significantly increase the odds of getting major hurricanes in the Atlantic during the peak part of hurricane season, mid-August through mid-October.


Figure 2. The departure of sea surface temperature (SST) from average for August 9, 2010. Image credit: NOAA/NESDIS.

94L
A area of disurbed weather (94L) over South Florida is generating disorganized heavy thunderstorms over Florida and the adjacent waters, but is not a threat to develop today due to high wind shear of 20 - 30 knots. The latest SHIPS model forecast predicts that wind shear will fall to the moderate range, 10 - 20 knots, tonight through Thursday. This relaxation in shear may allow 94L to begin to organize. However, 94L will not have much time over the Gulf of Mexico to become a tropical depression or tropical storm, as steering currents favor a westward or west-northwestward motion over the Gulf that would bring the storm ashore over the northern Gulf coast by Wednesday or Thursday. NHC is giving 94L a 20% chance of developing into a tropical depression by Wednesday morning. The Hurricane Hunters are on call to investigate 94L on Tuesday afternoon.

93L
A tropical wave (Invest 93) in the middle Atlantic Ocean is close to tropical depression status. The disturbance has a well-defined surface circulation, but only a limited amount of heavy thunderstorm activity, thanks to dry air and wind shear of 10 - 20 knots affecting it due to a large upper-level low pressure system to the west. Wind shear is expected to stay in the moderate range, 10 - 20 knots, over the next two days, which should allow 93L to become a tropical depression by Tuesday. NHC is giving a 70% chance 93L will become a tropical depression by Wednesday morning. Both the GFDL and HWRF models predict 93L will develop, and the GFDL predicts the storm will become a hurricane. A strong trough of low pressure moving across the central Atlantic should force 93L to turn northward on Wednesday, and 93L should only be a concern to shipping interests. None of the reliable computer models are forecasting tropical cyclone development in the Atlantic over the next seven days, other than for 93L.

A exceptionally slow-starting typhoon season
There is one bit of good weather news to report. Over in the Western Pacific, typhoon season has been remarkably quiet this year. Prior to yesterday's formation of Tropical Storm Dianmu, just three named storms had formed this year--Tropical Storm Omais, Typhoon Conson, and Typhoon Chanthu. The average for this point in the season is ten storms. Sunday's total of three named storms in the West Pacific tied 2010 with 1998, 1954, and 1975 as the slowest starting Western Pacific typhoon season on record, for the date August 8. Now that we have Tropical Storm Dianmu in the Western Pacific, 2010 ranks as the 4th slowest start to a typhoon season as of August 9. Reliable records of typhoon activity go back to 1951.


Figure 3. Heavy downpours triggered landslides and mud-rock flows in China's Gansu Province, early Sunday morning. Image credit: www.news.cn.

The deadly 2010 monsoon kills hundreds more in China, India, and Pakistan over the weekend
The Asian Southwest Monsoon has been exceptionally deadly this year. Northwest China's Gansu province was hard hit over the weekend with torrential monsoon rains, and the resulting flooding and landslides claimed at least 127 lives. At least 1300 people are missing in the disaster. Fresh monsoon rains in Pakistan over the weekend triggered landslides that killed sixty more people, in addition to the 1,500 - 1,600 people who died in monsoon floods that began in late July. At least 137 died in floods and landslides in the neighboring Indian state of Kashmir over the weekend, with 500 people missing. Monsoon flooding and landslides have also killed at least 65 people in Afghanistan in the past two weeks. Dave's Landslide blog has some great discussions of the flooding and destruction wrought by the terrible monsoon rains this year in Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, and China. I plan to write much more about this year's deadly monsoon on Tuesday.

Next post
I'll have an update Tuesday.

Jeff Masters

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I need to get some errands done while we have good weather. I have a feeling this afternoon is going to get very, very wet.

Later!
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


Well, this will obviously start off sub-tropical. I'm curious then, if they show it being such a cold-core system that they have the probabilities so high for development.


Yeah, I wouldn't be so dismissive so quickly. This went from 10% to 20% to 30% 40% 50% 60% probability. I see a pattern there...
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2748. It all depends on what models you look at. The storm-scale ones have it fully tropical. Subtropical is a definite option, but it's not the only option.

As a sidebar, I really love systems like this. The Cape Verde waves are almost like clockwork in their development pattern once the season begins, but things like 94L keep you guessing because there are so many ways they might go.
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Just because the phase-diagram says this is cold core, we need some recon to confirm that. I've seen the two not always be in sync with each other.
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


Well, this will obviously start off sub-tropical. I'm curious then, if they show it being such a cold-core system that they have the probabilities so high for development.
Yep, probably will start off subtropical, but due to the 31C+ SSTs a tropical transition thereafter.
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Quoting TampaSpin:


No Hurricane that i see happening as it is a very cold Core system.....


Well, this will obviously start off sub-tropical. I'm curious then, if they show it being such a cold-core system that they have the probabilities so high for development.
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2749. Ossqss
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Quoting nola70119:


Don't think anyone has ruled out a hurricane......but lets get to a TD first.


No Hurricane that i see happening as it is a very cold Core system.....
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2746. MahFL
Quoting Squid28:
I believe that any TEAL XX designation is a HH, not a G-IV


The clue is SFC to 10,000 ft.
G-IV fly at 45,000 ft.
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2745. hydrus
Quoting Buhdog:
Low Level clouds on the increase and moving with greater purpose this morning in SWFL!! Winds are increasing as well, feels like a snow day.
This is going to be an interesting system. Some moisture evaporating from the state of Florida(especially the southern half) could give 94L a boost. That plus all the warm water around could produce a tropical storm...Just my harmless opinion. Crow pan is on stand by.
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looks like some banding starting on key west radar. Looks like a depression anytime now!
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Quoting Dropsonde:
Well I think there is a big difference between going into "shower curtain shield" full-on freakout mode, and being aware of the possibilities. And it is a possibility, whether the perennial downcasters like it or not, that 94L could become a landfalling hurricane. The ingredients are there. This isn't like Bonnie with the Grim Reaper dogging her all the way to the coast. Yes, it is also a possibility that it won't organize at all, and anything in between, but the forecast of a hurricane landfall is not some crackpot idea with no basis in reality. Nothing wrong with considering the worst case scenario.


Don't think anyone has ruled out a hurricane......but lets get to a TD first.
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2741. tkeith
Quoting tacoman:
TROPICAL STORM DANIELLE I HAVE BONNIE ON THE BRAIN LOL
STORMTOP weather desk???

I thought Hurricat took his place...hmmm
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Quoting IKE:
The hype over 94L on this blog is predictable.


Experimental FIMY has 94L on a recon mission to find you.


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Quoting Dropsonde:
Well I think there is a big difference between going into "shower curtain shield" full-on freakout mode, and being aware of the possibilities. And it is a possibility, whether the perennial downcasters like it or not, that 94L could become a landfalling hurricane. The ingredients are there. This isn't like Bonnie with the Grim Reaper dogging her all the way to the coast. Yes, it is also a possibility that it won't organize at all, and anything in between, but the forecast of a hurricane landfall is not some crackpot idea with no basis in reality. Nothing wrong with considering the worst case scenario.


+1
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Quoting Jax82:


Probably because it's not a depression yet and they dont want to scare viewers with a tropical/subtropical system that hasnt completely formed yet.


They don't do weather anymore. Probably gettin ready to show the feature film of the day.
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Quoting tacoman:
THE LOW IN THE GOM OR TROPICAL STORM BONNIE IE EXPECTED TO MOVE TOWARDS THE NW AND THE SHEAR HAS LET UP SINCE YESTERDAY.THE LOW WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH THE DRY AIR SO ALL IS RIGHT FOR TROPICAL STORM DANIELLE TO FORM...THE SSTs IN THE AREA ARE 85-90 DEGREES...THE SSP HAVE BEEN FALLING SLOWLY SINCE YESTERDAY AND CONTINUES TO DO DO SO...THIS REMINDS ME SO MUCH OF HOW KATRINA DEVELOPED ONLY IT'S A LITTLE EARLIER IN AUGUST..I WILL HAVE NEW INFO ABOUT 4PM CDT AND THE RECON WILL NOT INVESTIGATE TODAY THEY WILL BE OUT THERE WEDNESDAY MORNING...ALL INTERESTS ALONE THE NORTH CENTRAL GOM SHOULD LISTEN FOR FUTURE ADVISORIES...THIS IS SLOWLY BECOMING A HAIRY SITUATION FOR THE NORTHERN GOM...ANYWHERE FROM MORGAN CITY TO BILOXI MISSISSIPPI SHOULD PAY VERY CLOSE ATTENTION...ILL BE BACK A LITTLE AFTER 4PM AFTER THE NEW INFO COMES IN TO MY OFFICE....


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Well I think there is a big difference between going into "shower curtain shield" full-on freakout mode, and being aware of the possibilities. And it is a possibility, whether the perennial downcasters like it or not, that 94L could become a landfalling hurricane. The ingredients are there. This isn't like Bonnie with the Grim Reaper dogging her all the way to the coast. Yes, it is also a possibility that it won't organize at all, and anything in between, but the forecast of a hurricane landfall is not some crackpot idea with no basis in reality. Nothing wrong with considering the worst case scenario.
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2733. IKE
MJO....




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Quoting Buhdog:
Low Level clouds on the increase and moving with greater purpose this morning in SWFL!! Winds are increasing as well, feels like a snow day.


Interesting....
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2731. tkeith
Thanks NRT, Squid28...HH it is
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


Lack of patience, ect.


Its going to be a little while.....but that convection seems to be growing. There is a lot of fuel down there, even with the dry air and sheer to the NW...
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2728. Buhdog
Low Level clouds on the increase and moving with greater purpose this morning in SWFL!! Winds are increasing as well, feels like a snow day.
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2727. hydrus
Quoting BobinTampa:
my amateurish stupid question of the day (i should make this a daily feature):

Can a subtropical system become a major storm (without becoming tropical)?? In other words, can there be a Category 3 or greater subtropical storm.Link

I will now return to lurking....
no....
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Quoting mossyhead:
They are too busy doing non-weather stuff. I cannot believe how far they have fallen.

It's kind of like this blog at times...especially lately.
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2725. GetReal
Quoting nola70119:


No upper level anti-cyclone here....



Not yet anyway... Trof split not completed, yet... Give it another 24 hours for the anti-cyclone to develop....
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2724. Bonedog
(humor on)

OMG!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!

94L is going to turn into a HUGE buzz saw system and destroy the gulf of oi err mexico

93L is going to destroy shipping lanes

african waves are all going to develope and wreck havoc

we will see our first hypercane this season

ITS THE END OF THE WORLD AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


(humor off)

now that that is out of the way hehehehehe

hope 94 is just a good rain make for everyone and doesnt get its act together except just some good moisture laden clouds. Hopefully it will break the heats incessant grip of the eastern 1/2 of the country.

hoping 93 just gets big enough to be a nice wave maker along the coast for everyone to have fun in.

ok back to lurking.....

BTW hi everyone yup Im still around =)
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Quoting Jax82:


Probably because it's not a depression yet and they dont want to scare viewers with a tropical/subtropical system that hasnt completely formed yet.
They are too busy doing non-weather stuff. I cannot believe how far they have fallen.
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2722. IKE



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Quoting BobinTampa:
my amateurish stupid question of the day (i should make this a daily feature):

Can a subtropical system become a major storm (without becoming tropical)?? In other words, can there be a Category 3 or greater subtropical storm.

I will now return to lurking....


Great question!
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Quoting tkeith:
Anyone know if this is the NOAA G4?

NOUS42 KNHC 091400
WEATHER RECONNAISSANCE FLIGHTS
CARCAH, NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER, MIAMI, FL.
1000 AM EDT MON 09 AUGUST 2010
SUBJECT: TROPICAL CYCLONE PLAN OF THE DAY (TCPOD)
VALID 10/1100Z TO 11/1100Z AUGUST 2010
TCPOD NUMBER.....10-071

I. ATLANTIC REQUIREMENTS
1. SUSPECT AREA - GULF OF MEXICO
FLIGHT ONE -- TEAL 70
A. 10/1800Z
B. AFXXX 01DDA INVEST
C. 10/1600Z
D. 26.0N 84.0W
E. 10/1730 - 2200Z
F. SFC TO 10,000 FT
FLIGHT TWO -- TEAL 71
A. 11/0600Z -1200Z
B. AFXXX 0205A CYCLONE
C. 11/0430Z
D. 27.0N 85.5W
E. 11/0500 -1200Z


Nope, Teal = Air Force C130
GIV = NOAA 49
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2719. tkeith
Quoting TXnovice:
tkeith, it looks like the flight is HH based on the altitude it is supposed to reach. Please correct me if I am wrong (I'm still learning), but someone on the blog explained to me that the G4 is usually used to go to a much higher altitude and this flight (if I'm reading it right) will only go up to 10,000 feet.
Thank you TXnovice...I Thought the "Teal" tail #'s meant it was the G4 whichever flies, should help NHC get a handle on this potential Storm.
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2717. Squid28
I believe that any TEAL XX designation is a HH, not a G-IV
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2716. GBguy88
Quoting GBguy88:


Did they mention the tropics at all? I have a theory that every segment is eventually going to become 3 minutes of Jim Cantore preening himself in a mirror, while the loud blonde gives a play-by-play of every comb-stroke.


Actually, what am I talking about? Cantore has no use for a comb.
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A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM LOCATED OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN GULF OF
MEXICO...A LITTLE LESS THAN 100 MILES WEST OF SOUTHWEST COAST OF
THE FLORIDA PENINSULA...IS ACCOMPANIED BY A LARGE AREA OF SHOWERS
AND SQUALLS. ALTHOUGH THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE CHANGE IN ORGANIZATION
DURING THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS...UPPER-LEVEL WINDS ARE FORECAST TO
BECOME A LITTLE MORE CONDUCIVE FOR DEVELOPMENT. THERE IS A HIGH
CHANCE...60 PERCENT...OF THIS SYSTEM BECOMING A TROPICAL OR
SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AS THE LOW MOVES
WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 5 TO 10 MPH.
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Quoting pipelines:


Agreed, 94L is in too close proximity to that ULL for me to be worried about anything right now, and I live in AL.

This seems to be the story of 2010, high SSTs, high hype, high frequency of ULLs.


Lack of patience, ect.
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Quoting aspectre:
After having been headed toward Havana,Cuba...
- - Time and Date - - - - Location
08amADT 09Aug10 - 26.2N82.3W
02pmADT 09Aug10 - 26.2N82.6W
08pmADT 09Aug10 - 25.7N82.7W
02amADT 10Aug10 - 25.4N82.7W
08amADT 10Aug10 - 25.5N83.0W
...Invest94L has been heading toward Freeport,Texas
Copy&paste 26.2N82.3W-26.2N82.6W, 26.2N82.6W-25.7N82.7W, 25.7N82.7W-25.4N82.7W, 25.4N82.7W-25.5N83.0W, bix, 25.5N83.0W-29.0n95.5w into the GreatCircleMapper for a looksee.

Thank you very much! That's what I was looking for.
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2711. GBguy88
Quoting jryno:
The Weather Channel barely mentioned
94L during the Tropical Update.


Did they mention the tropics at all? I have a theory that every segment is eventually going to become 3 minutes of Jim Cantore preening himself in a mirror, while the loud blonde gives a play-by-play of every comb-stroke.
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Quoting nola70119:
60% is 60%


Yogi Berra? Is that you?

I love your AFLAC commercials.....
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Quoting Dropsonde:
So... we have a storm that some models are turning into an 80kt hurricane, and whatever its intensity becomes, it WILL hit land... but it's not going to strike the F state. So let's discuss... toilets? Really?

I don't know about toilets, but I do know that it is a myth that sinks and bathtubs all drain in a cyclonic direction. It depends as much on the curvature of the drain as anything else. Really, if some tornadoes in the northern hemisphere defy Coriolis and spin clockwise, is it really reasonable that a toilet bowl will always be affected?

I hate to perpetuate this stupid topic but hopefully this information will ultimately kill this discussion. One of my two toilets spins in an anti-cyclonic fashion. There you go. No Coriolis effect in the crapper. Back to the 94L hype...
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Quoting IKE:
The hype over 94L on this blog is predictable.


Agreed, 94L is in too close proximity to that ULL for me to be worried about anything right now, and I live in AL.

This seems to be the story of 2010, high SSTs, high hype, high frequency of ULLs.
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60% is 60%
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Quoting Jax82:


Probably because it's not a depression yet and they dont want to scare viewers with a tropical/subtropical system that hasnt completely formed yet.


Jim Cantorey is still in the locker room getting his gear on so they are giving him time to dress up....
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After having been headed toward Havana,Cuba...
- - Time and Date - - - - Location
08amEDT 09Aug10 - 26.2N82.3W
02pmEDT 09Aug10 - 26.2N82.6W
08pmEDT 09Aug10 - 25.7N82.7W
02amEDT 10Aug10 - 25.4N82.7W
08amEDT 10Aug10 - 25.5N83.0W
...Invest94L has been heading toward Freeport,Texas
Copy&paste 26.2N82.3W-26.2N82.6W, 26.2N82.6W-25.7N82.7W, 25.7N82.7W-25.4N82.7W, 25.4N82.7W-25.5N83.0W, bix, 25.5N83.0W-29.0n95.5w into the GreatCircleMapper for a looksee.
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