Into the Storm: A book review

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:42 PM GMT on February 25, 2011

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"Matt's compact Jeep became impossible to handle. Water rose on the road. We saw a family hiding in the nook of an overpass and decided that joining them was our best chance to escape danger. We parked the car and ran. Then the tornado ground straight in our direction. Thick tree branches snapped like bread sticks and made gunshot-style sounds that pierced the tornado's baritone howl. Mud flew everywhere. Air getting sucked into the tornado rushed through every seam in the overpass."

Meteorologist Reed Timmer, star of Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers, and writer Andrew Tilin have teamed up to write a highly entertaining and solidly educational book that is filled with gripping stories like this, detailing Timmer's amazing career as a storm-chasing meteorologist. Into the Storm begins in 1998, when Timmer enrolled as an undergraduate in the University of Oklahoma's meteorology program. His early chase stories leave one marveling that he is still alive, as his strong obsession to experience and learn about severe storms was not accompanied by much knowledge or common sense. The excerpt above is an account of his chase of the infamous F5 Bridge Creek, Oklahoma tornado of May 3, 1999--the strongest tornado ever measured, with Doppler-estimated winds of 302 mph. Timmer lucked out, as the tornado made a sudden turn and spared him its full fury. He goes on to explain in detail how taking shelter under an overpass in a tornado is a bad idea (the overpass can magnify the winds, you've elevated yourself into a region where surface friction is not slowing down the winds as much, and you're exposed to flying debris.)

Timmer's narrative of his encounter with the Bridge Creek tornado sets the tone for the book--chase stories interwoven with meteorological education. The meteorology is described in a way that a high school-educated person can understand, and is generally accurate and well-done (one exception: he fails to go into enough detail on how hurricanes get their energy, merely saying they get it from warm ocean waters.) Mixed in with the chase stories and meteorology lessons are details of Timmer's personal life, his past, and feelings about his severe weather fascination. These add a very human touch to the book that will make it appealing to a wide audience. A center eight-page section of color photos enhances the presentation, though I would have liked to see more photos illustrating the University of Oklahoma, the Storm Prediction Center, and the locations of the two dramatic hurricane chases told in the book. His chase stories of Hurricane Katrina (where he weathered the storm at the jail house in Slidell after getting arrested as a suspected looter), and Hurricane Floyd (where he spent the storm in a mobile home near the eyewall), are eye-poppingly insane. He also talks a good deal about the dilemma faced by many meteorologists--how to reconcile our passion for storms with the great suffering and destruction they wreak. He opens the book thusly:

"It's an interesting proposition, seeking happiness from tornadoes. For those few of us who are unquestionably mesmerized by them, chasing tornadoes can be the most fantastic experience in the world. Tornado chasing taxes your intellect and puts you at one with incredible, spectacular forces of nature. Chasing is also a fix for any adrenaline junkie and, if you do it often enough, can become your career. But an obsession with stalking tornadoes can kill or maim you too, and even if chasing doesn't leave you with physical scars or a need for crutches, it's hard to escape unscathed. You'll witness death and destruction of property that sickens your stomach and saddens your heart. Your family will worry about you. Significant others will tire of playing second fiddle. Peers will disagree with the way you chase, and you'll lose friends to your obsession."

Timmer achieves some degree of relief from this dilemma by realizing that storm chasers do a public service by calling in reports that lead to more accurate tornado warnings, saving lives. He is also dedicated to collecting data for tornado research using video and instrumented chase vehicles. Still, the dilemma of attempting to gain happiness from tornadoes is one Timmer does not entirely have the answers to, giving this book a human element often lacking in books written by scientists. I recommend Into the Storm to both scientists and non-scientists; the stories are amazing, and the science is presented in a non-obtrusive way that does not slow down the book, but instead enhances it. Teaching meteorology using stories is a great way to educate people, and Timmer has done a great service to the field of meteorology by writing this book. Three and a half out of four stars. Into the Storm is $16.33 (hardback) from amazon.com. The amazon website and Timmer's tornadovideos.net website also have a spectacular 2-minute video clip highlighting some of the chases documented in the book.

This review will appear later this year in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, and is Copyright 2011 American Meteorological Society (AMS). Permission to use figures, tables, and brief excerpts from this work in scientific and educational works is hereby granted provided that the source is acknowledged. Any use of material in this work that is determined to be "fair use" under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act September 2010 Page 2 or that satisfies the conditions specified in Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 USC ?108, as revised by P.L. 94-553) does not require the AMS's permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, posting in electronic form, such as on a web site or in a searchable database, or other uses of this material, except as exempted by the above statement, requires written permission or a license from the AMS. Additional details are provided in the AMS Copyright Policy, available on the AMS Web site located at (http://www.ametsoc.org/) or from the AMS at 617-227-2425 or copyright@ametsoc.org.

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Quoting Grothar:


Then you should be out clubbing, not worrying about hurricanes that might hit in months. LOL Any new predictions come out?


Not that i've seen.

Did you hit the beach today Grothar? The perfect day to go.
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Just got back from a Swedish Smörgåsbord. We ate so much. I won't look at food for a week.
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Quoting caneswatch:


It's Saturday night. I'm not 7 LOL


Then you should be out clubbing, not worrying about hurricanes that might hit in months. LOL Any new predictions come out?
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Yes...lol.


It's Saturday night. I'm not 7 LOL
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Quoting caneswatch:


No.......
Yes...lol.
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1996 should also ba an anolog year.
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Quoting Grothar:


Get to bed! It's late.


No.......
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Quoting caneswatch:


It's not looking good for anywhere south of there. The southeast and Gulf Coast is in for a long season.
Sorry to say but the U.S has ran out of luck this year.Their's only so long the U.S can go when it comes to avoiding storms.And besides we've been following the pattern.2009 was like 2006.A El nino with very few storms.2010 was like 2007 a La nina with lot's of storms either going into Mexico or out to sea,so that means...2011 like 2008?.lot's of storms making a stop in the U.S?
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Quoting caneswatch:


It's not looking good for anywhere south of there. The southeast and Gulf Coast is in for a long season.


Get to bed! It's late.
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Quoting MiamiHurricanes09:
Yeah, as far as tracks, the Carolina's (sorry Presslord) are in for it this year, all analogs displayed by Dr. Klotzbach show some sort of tropical cyclone making landfall in either of the two states.


It's not looking good for anywhere south of there. The southeast and Gulf Coast is in for a long season.
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


2008 comes as no surprise.
Yeah, as far as tracks, the Carolina's (sorry Presslord) are in for it this year, all analogs displayed by Dr. Klotzbach show some sort of tropical cyclone making landfall in either of the two states.
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There seems to be an echo in here :)

Check this out, quite interesting .

Scientists say ocean currents cause microbes to filter light

paper accessible here

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2011/02/17/1014 576108.abstract
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It's Feb. 66 degrees and very humid at 9:00 PM....just ain't right...
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242. DEKRE
Quoting weatherboy1992:
Not as big as at a subduction zone but Iceland has had some earthquakes over 7. Which is nothing to sneeze at.

The Grand Banks Earthquake caused tsunamis. Not part of a spreading center but but the tsunami killed almost 30 people.

In June 2000 Iceland had a pair of earthquakes both 6.6 magnitude on June 17 and June 21. Both stronger than the ChristChurch NZ quake.


Actually, the tsunami was only indirectly caused by the quake. The quake cause a huge "landslide" at the edge of the continental shelf which, in turn, caused the tsunami. But you are right, I should have said no strong tsunami causing quakes. A tsunami needs a big displacement of a huge volume of the ground. This you find only in subduction zones
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Quoting Xyrus2000:
Another 3.4M quake in Arkansas at a depth of 1.8 miles today. That's the shallowest one yet.
Before you know it one will be at the surface.
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Another 3.4M quake in Arkansas at a depth of 1.8 miles today. That's the shallowest one yet.
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Quoting aquak9:
oh great. another new screen name.

I'm getting too old to keep having to figure out who's who. why can't ya'll keep the same screen names??

that would be too simple
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Quoting twincomanche:


I know we're into a lot of wild ideas on here, but this one I can say there is no scientific consensus on these conclusion. With all due respect I want to add.
of coarse and i dont beleive its a pending threat either i was only stating that if we started getting rattlers occurring near that region i would begin to keep an eye on things just in case things turned out the way they expect them to occur
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233. beell
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
601 PM CST SAT FEB 26 2011

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 308 PM CST SAT FEB 26 2011/

...THE CLOSED UPPER LOW OVER CENTRAL CALIFORNIA TODAY WILL MOVE OVER
THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES ON SUNDAY AND EMERGE OVER THE SOUTHERN HIGH
PLAINS LATE SUNDAY NIGHT. A REGIONAL OUTBREAK OF SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS IS ANTICIPATED DOWNSTREAM ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS
LATE SUNDAY ALONG AND EAST OF THE DRY LINE WITHIN THE WARM SECTOR. STILL
SOME UNCERTAINTY IN HOW FAR NORTH THE WARM FRONT WILL LIFT AND THE
MOST RECENT TRENDS FROM THE GFS/NAM HAVE BEEN TO KEEP THE WARM FRONT
FURTHER SOUTH NEAR THE OKLAHOMA STATE LINE
. GIVEN THIS SCENARIO, THE
LARGEST THREAT WOULD BE ELEVATED THUNDERSTORMS CAPABLE OF LARGE HAIL
WITH THE HIGHEST PROBABILITIES ALONG EXTREME SOUTHERN KANSAS AND
PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST KANSAS. IF THE WARM FRONT LIFTS FURTHER NORTH
THE THREAT FOR SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS INCLUDING TORNADOES WOULD
INCREASE FOR SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS. A RAPID TRANSITION
TO SNOW IS ANTICIPATED ON THE BACKSIDE OF THIS STORM SYSTEM ACROSS
CENTRAL KANSAS, BUT GIVEN THE PROGRESSIVE NATURE OF THE MID/UPPER
TROUGH A QUICK INCH OR TWO OF ACCUMULATION WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE
MAINLY ACROSS CENTRAL KANSAS...


AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
611 PM CST SAT FEB 26 2011

...SUNDAY NIGHT...THE RISK FOR AN EPISODE OF SEVERE WEATHER CONTINUES
TO INCREASE FOR THIS TIME PERIOD...ESPECIALLY FOR AREAS ALONG AND
SOUTH OF THE INTERSTATE 44 CORRIDOR. 12Z SUITE OF MODELS ARE A
LITTLE FURTHER SOUTH WITH THE PATH OF THIS SYSTEM...A TREND WHICH
BEARS WATCHING.
ALL MODELS NOW SLOWER WITH THE PROGRESSION OF THE
DRY LINE ON SUNDAY WITH A WARM FRONT DRAPED OVER CENTRAL MISSOURI.

SHOULD HAVE NO TROUBLE ADVECTING NEAR 60F DEWPOINTS INTO THE AREA
SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THIS SHOULD RESULT IN MLCAPE NEARING 750 TO 1000
J/KG. STRONG LOW AND MID LEVEL JETS WILL NOSE AN ELEVATED MIXED
LAYER OVER THE REGION. THIS WILL HELP TO STEEPEN MID LEVEL LAPSE
RATES TO 7.5 TO 8.0 C/KM AS WELL AS BRING IN A PRETTY STAUNCH CAP
OVER THE WARM SECTOR
. OUTSIDE OF INCREASING CONVERGENCE WITH THE
BAROCLINIC ZONE ACROSS CENTRAL MISSOURI...CONVECTION WILL TAKE
TIME TO INITIATIVE IN THE WARM SECTOR GIVEN THE EXPECTED MAGNITUDE
OF THE CAP. DURING THE EVENING...A STRONG 150KT UPPER LEVEL JET
WILL INTERSECT THE DRY LINE OVER EASTERN OKLAHOMA AND SPREAD OVER
THE WARM SECTOR. SHORT RANGE MODELS INDICATE UPPER LEVEL JET
COUPLING AS WELL...WHICH SHOULD RESULT IN A RAPID INCREASE IN
LARGE SCALE LIFT. MESOSCALE LIFT WILL BE AIDED BY THE ADVANCING
DRY LINE AS WELL AS THE BOUNDARY OVER CENTRAL MISSOURI.

DEEP LAYER SHEAR WILL BE MORE THAN SUPPORTIVE OF ORGANIZED
CONVECTION WHICH MAY TAKE A FEW DIFFERENT MODES. IF THE CAP OVER
THE WARM SECTOR CAN BE OVERCOME...DISCRETE SUPERCELLS ARE POSSIBLE
POSING A RISK FOR POTENTIALLY STRONG TORNADOES AND LARGE HAIL.
THIS RISK FOR DISCRETE CELLS IS HIGHLY CONDITIONAL ON THE CAP
BREAKING AND BEARS CLOSE WATCHING
. MORE CONFIDENT IN QLCS
DEVELOPMENT ALONG THE ADVANCING DRY LINE...WHICH SHOULD MOVE WEST
TO EAST ACROSS THE AREA FROM MID EVENING INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.
ENOUGH LOW LEVEL WIND DIRECTIONAL SHEAR EXISTS TO MAINTAIN CONCERN
FOR A FEW TORNADOES...HOWEVER THE PRIMARY RISK WILL BE DAMAGING
STRAIGHT LINED WINDS...



AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TULSA OK
535 PM CST SAT FEB 26 2011

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 252 PM CST SAT FEB 26 2011/

...ATTENTION THEN TURNS TO SUNDAY AND SUNDAY NIGHT. THERE WERE NO
MAJOR SURPRISES IN THE MODELS FOR TODAY COMPARED TO YESTERDAY. THE
MAIN TREND I NOTICED WAS THAT THE WARM FRONT MAY SET UP FARTHER
SOUTH OVER SOUTHERN KS OR EVEN EXTREME NORTHERN OK DURING THE DAY

SUNDAY. AS A RESULT...I WILL GO WITH A HIGHER CHANCE POP UP NEAR
THE KS BORDER FOR SUNDAY. COVERAGE ELSEWHERE IS UNCERTAIN SO I
MAINTAINED A LOW SLGT CHC-CHC POP. STILL APPEARS THAT DRYLINE WILL
MIX EAST TO NEAR THE I-35 CORRIDOR BY 00Z. THE MODELS DON`T
APPEAR TO BE TOO EXCITED ABOUT DEVELOPMENT ALONG THE
DRYLINE.
..NONETHELESS A FEW ISOLATED SUPERCELLS COULD DEVELOP AND
POTENTIALLY PRODUCE LARGE HAIL AND TORNADOES GIVEN THE LOWER LCLS
AND HIGH WIND SHEAR EAST OF THE DRYLINE. BETWEEN 00Z AND 06Z...THE
PACIFIC FRONT...AND THUS THE LEADING EDGE OF THE STRONG
FORCING...IS EXPECTED TO OVERTAKE THE DRYLINE AND A SQUALL LINE
WILL LIKELY BE THE RESULT. DAMAGING WINDS AND EMBEDDED TORNADOES
WILL BE THE MAIN THREAT ALONG THE LINE AS IT SWEEPS EAST
GIVEN THE
STRONG SHEAR AND ADEQUATE INSTABILITY...


AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
552 PM CST SAT FEB 26 2011

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 228 PM CST SAT FEB 26 2011/

...ATTENTION WILL THEN TURN TO OUR NEXT POSSIBLE SEVERE WEATHER EVENT
WHICH WILL LIKELY IMPACT THE MAJORITY OF THE FORECAST AREA IN THE
SUNDAY NIGHT/EARLY MONDAY TIME FRAME. CURRENT MOISTURE CHANNEL
IMAGERY REVEALS COMPACT BUT VIGOROUS UPPER LOW ALONG THE CENTRAL
CALIFORNIA COAST THAT IS FORECAST TO OPEN UP INTO A SLIGHTLY
NEGATIVELY TILTED TROUGH AS IT MOVES THROUGH THE CENTRAL PLAINS BY
MONDAY MORNING. SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL DEVELOP OVER THE CENTRAL
PLAINS IN RESPONSE AND TRACK OFF TO THE NORTHEAST DRAGGING A COLD
FRONT ACROSS THE STATE.

EXPECTING CONVECTION TO INCREASE IN BOTH COVERAGE AND INTENSITY
SUNDAY NIGHT IN ADVANCE OF THE FRONT AS ALL WIND FIELDS INCREASE
SIGNIFICANTLY WITH DEW POINTS CLIMBING INTO THE 60S STATEWIDE. MUCH
LIKE LAST THURSDAY...INCREASING JET DYNAMICS SUPPORT A LINEAR
CONVECTIVE SYSTEM DEVELOPING WITH EMBEDDED BOW ECHOES
. WHILE
INSTABILITY REMAINS MODEST...SHEAR PROFILES INDICATE THE POSSIBILITY
OF EMBEDDED TORNADOES ALONG THE LINE WITH 0-1 KM HELICITY WELL ABOVE
THE CRITICAL THRESHOLD OF 150 M2/S2. CONVECTIVE THREAT WILL END BY
LATE MONDAY MORNING AS SYSTEM MOVES OUT OF THE FORECAST AREA. EVEN
WITH THE SYSTEM COMING THROUGH AT NIGHT...POTENTIAL REMAINS FOR A
SIGNIFICANT EVENT
. WHILE HEAVY RAIN WILL BE LIKELY...OVERALL SPEED
OF THE SYSTEM WILL KEEP FLASH FLOODING POTENTIAL IN CHECK...
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Quoting weatherboy1992:
You mean this Keeper?
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Quoting CybrTeddy:


2008 comes as no surprise.
Yep.Yesterday I put out my analog years and it seems that both me and Dr. Klotzbach have the same analog years.Even though I've added 1996 to the mix though.
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Quoting weatherboy1992:
Not as big as at a subduction zone but Iceland has had some earthquakes over 7. Which is nothing to sneeze at.

The Grand Banks Earthquake caused tsunamis. Not part of a spreading center but but the tsunami killed almost 30 people.

In June 2000 Iceland had a pair of earthquakes both 6.6 magnitude on June 17 and June 21. Both stronger than the ChristChurch NZ quake.
mid atlantic is not much of a concearn it does happen but not often now if you start getting rattlers around the canary islands then i would become more interested more so if la palma island was involved

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Lots of great preaching and end time prophecy on the blog today,but the Sunday morning services on here are the best!AMEN!!Apocalypse-induced misanthropic environmental nervousness!I like Rev. Master's preaching alot but Al Gore is still the best!The center of earth a million degrees hot!Who can top that!Remember we only have till 2013 before the earth melts according to Al Gore and Prince Charles!Join the Church Of Global Warming the only way to live!
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Quoting hcubed:


Why would one of their employees purposely delete emails?


Why not? Most people should do this. Any IT section worth their salt should have everything backed up and archived for at least two years. Many do 5 years.
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oh great. another new screen name.

I'm getting too old to keep having to figure out who's who. why can't ya'll keep the same screen names??

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Quoting RayDuray:
While it has been completely downhill for the Washington Post since ONI spook Bob Woodward and working class hero Carl Bernstein helped the military-industrial complex remove the threat that Richard Nixon might create unprofitable peace, they seem to have decided that fear-mongering is back in style. This time posting a guest column by one of my favorite authors, Mike Tidwell. Perhaps a few of you will remember Tidwell's "Bayou Farewell" written in 2004 and perfectly predicting the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and now the slow agonizing death of the bayous at the hands of BP's criminal management.

Tidwell has a few suggestions for us. Like get ready for climate chaos. It is already upon us, and it is not going to get any more temperate as we move forward into our collective mass suicidal future.

"A climate-change activist prepares for the worst"


The Ravaging Tide (ISBN 0-7432-9470-X) is another very interesting book.
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Quoting RayDuray:
...There's cold, and then there's the bone-chilling, mind-numbing record cold that hit much of the High Desert on Saturday morning.

Some 7 a.m. examples:

-21 four miles southwest of La Pine (a NewsChannel 21 caller said it was -22 at their place -- and a resident on Finley Butte said their thermometer read -28).

-14 at Camp Sherman. -13 in Sisters. -8 in Bend and Black Butte Ranch. -5 at the Redmond and Prineville Airports. Meacham, a traditional Eastern Oregon cold-weather spot, dropped to -25, a record for the day, by far (old record: -3 in 1962)....

-20 is just starting to get cold. When properly dressed such temperatures shouldn't be a problem.

When I tour the old time farms in the area I am struck by how many times I see ice harvesting equipment hanging in some restored barn. This kind of cold used to be a god-send for preserving food in summer with ice stored in ice-houses. I sometimes wonder if winters weren't much colder 100 years ago. Even the Three Stooges had some good gags using ice blocks. So our great grandsires must have really been mind numbed.
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Quoting xcool:
2011 hurricane season analog years..Dr. Klotzbach is using














2008 comes as no surprise.
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Quoting Neapolitan:
Speaking of climate scientists: I know I shouldn't be surprised any longer, but I still can't help but be flabbergasted at the arrogance and gall of Sen. Jim Inhofe. Unhappy with the results of the first four in-depth investigations of the so-called "climategate" scandal--that is, because none of them found any wrongdoing--Inhofe commissioned a fifth investigation, this one by the U.S. Commerce Department's Inspector General. Well, that invesigation, as expected, found no evidence of wrongdoing either--and Inhofe is even more unhappy than ever. And now--you guessed it--he plans to call for yet another investigation. He claims the OIG report warrants further examination, so he "will be following up to ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent according to federal law".

In other words, the taxpayer-funded witch-hunt continues.

I suppose Inhofe can't be blamed; he's owned lock, stock, and barrel by Big Energy, and he's simply doing his masters' bidding. But it's nevertheless very disturbing that a man with such an off-kilter moral compass is in a position to make decisions that affect hundreds of millions of people.

For those counting--and/or who care--here are links to all five official investigative reports:

University of East Anglia #1 (PDF)

University of East Anglia #2

British House of Commons (PDF)

Pennsylvania State University (PDF)

Commerce Department / Office of the Inspector General


Just one part, then, from the IG report:

"...CRU email #1212073451. In an email dated May 29, 2008, in which the Director of the CRU requested a researcher from Pennsylvania State University to ask an individual, who is now a NOAA scientist, to delete certain emails related to his participation in the IPCC AR4.

This scientist explained to us that he believes he deleted the referenced emails at that time. We determined that he did not become a NOAA employee until after the incident, in August 2008, and therefore did not violate any agency record retention policies. Further, this individual informed us that in December 2009, he received a letter from Senator Inhofe requesting that he retain all of his records, which he told us he has done..."

Admitted erasing the emails before he worked for the agency. Since he erased the emails before he worked for NOAA, he didn't violate their policies.

But whoever he worked for prior to Aug 2008, he's just put them in a bind. Why would one of their employees purposely delete emails?
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214. DEKRE
Quoting Dakster:
I really don't need the mid-atlantic ridge plates to start moving... That is the Carribean/East Coast US doomsday Tsunami scenario... Not that I am worried, but that red dot in the middle of the ocean got my attention.


This is in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. You don't get big earth quakes in a divergence zone.
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Quoting xcool:
2011 hurricane season analog years..Dr. Klotzbach is using














Hmm, all of those years have had a US landfalling cat. 2 or higher retired hurricane.
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I really don't need the mid-atlantic ridge plates to start moving... That is the Carribean/East Coast US doomsday Tsunami scenario... Not that I am worried, but that red dot in the middle of the ocean got my attention.
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Guess what...I found my old comments making an indirect prediction for the Chile earthquake that occurred 364 days ago (unfortunately WU deleted the date parameter). Links below:

January 14, 2010 - Comment 825

January 17, 2010 - Comment 168

February 27, 2010 - Comment 725 (aftermath)

Now another mystery...why do WU's pages keep appearing in unreadable Mojibake on my browser?
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:

well at least there getting the heads up to any severe that does form
there not in the dark they know its coming
Absolutely....The people at the SPC really do a terrific job..jmo..
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Quoting Jedkins01:
there is some isolated sea breeze convection developing off to my east in interior Florida today, I wonder how rare this is for late February?

Here in Naples we've had a daytime seabreeze front with associated showers twice in the past week. I don't know that it's unheard of, but it's certainly not anything I remember seeing in February before.

The high at my house--I'm a few miles inland--was 88 today. Nice...
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Quoting Skyepony:
This isn't going to help the food situation..a new micro-fungal-like organism has been found in association with Monsanto's round-up ready crops that is causing crops to not be able to withstand disease & environmental affects so well. It's also causing high miscarry rates in mammals that eat the round up ready crops.. Here is the letter to Secretary Vilsack with much more details.

This is going to put Vilsack in an uncomfortable situation, considering how close he is with Monsanto.


Thanks for this, Skye!
I had not seen it....
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