March 2012: Earth's 16th warmest on record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:30 PM GMT on April 25, 2012

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March 2012 was the globe's 16th warmest March on record, but the coolest March since 1999, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). March 2012 was the 17th warmest on record, according to NASA. March 2012 global land temperatures were the 18th warmest on record, and ocean temperatures were the 14th warmest on record. The relatively cool global temperatures were due, in part, to the lingering effects of the La Niña event in the Eastern Pacific that is now ending. Global satellite-measured temperatures for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were near average, the 17th or 11th warmest in the 34-year record, according to Remote Sensing Systems and the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH). March temperatures in the stratosphere were the 1st or 2nd coldest on record. We expect cold temperatures there due to the greenhouse effect and to destruction of ozone due to CFC pollution. Northern Hemisphere snow cover during March was near average, ranking 23rd largest (24th smallest) in the 46-year record. Wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, has a comprehensive post on the notable weather events of March in his March 2012 Global Weather Extremes Summary. Notably, Norway, Iceland, and Scotland all recorded their hottest March temperatures on record, and it was the warmest March in U.S. history. Portions of Italy received no measurable precipitation whatsoever, and for most of southern Europe, it was the driest March on record. In the U.K. it was the driest March since 1953.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for March 2012. The U.S. and Canada experienced the most extreme warmth of anywhere in the globe during March. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) .

La Niña conditions no longer present
La Niña conditions are no longer present in the equatorial Pacific, where sea surface temperatures were approximately 0.4°C below average during March and the the first half of April. The threshold for a La Niña is for these temperatures to be 0.5°C below average or cooler. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center forecasts that La Niña will be gone by the end of April. The majority of the El Niño computer models (48%) predict neutral conditions for this fall, during the August - September - October peak of hurricane season, though 35% of the models predict an El Niño will develop. El Niño conditions tend to decrease Atlantic hurricane activity, by increasing wind shear over the tropical Atlantic.


Figure 2. Ice age data show that first-year ice made up 75% of the Arctic sea ice cover this March. Thicker multi-year ice used to make up around a quarter of the Arctic sea ice cover. Now it constitutes only 2%. Image credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC).

March Arctic sea ice extent ninth lowest on record
Arctic sea ice extent was at its ninth lowest extent on record in March, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). This was the highest since 2008 and one of the highest March extents in the past decade. Ice extent as of April 23 was close to average, one of the few times during the past decade that has occurred. However, ice in the Arctic is increasingly young, thin ice, which will make it easy for this year's ice to melt away to near-record low levels this summer, if warmer than average weather occurs in the Arctic. During the 1980s, more than 20% of the Arctic ice was more than 4 years old; this March, that fraction was just 2%. Satellite sea ice records date back to 1979.

I'll have a new post by Friday.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting LargoFl:
the north pole isnt what people should be worried about..its the South they really should be concerned with..3 miles thick in places and if IT goes..the oceans rise 60 meters..gotta love those scientific shows on the weekends..just really know how to make you feel good huh..well anyway by the time it does happen i'll be poof i guess


The Antarctic continental ice shelf won't be melting anytime soon. Due to it's unique environment and the fact that it is land locked, the impacts of warming are gradual and mainly relegated to the edges of the continent. That can accelerate ice loss but it will still take quite a long time.

The Arctic ice, on the other hand, is melting from both sides. Most of the world's population lives in the norther hemisphere, and when our arctic regulator vanishes it's going to bring some noticeable changes (some of which we are already seeing). Current projections have the arctic ice melting out this century (sooner rather than later it seems). Greenland and Antarctica won't be melting out completely for quite some time.

The Arctic is the big focus for now because it will affect the most people and will be happening in the very near future. Eventually Antarctica will become an issue, but not anytime in the near future.
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Quoting ncstorm:


The CMC is on board







That low you are talking about is showing up on the NWS 5 day as a tropical wave...
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Quoting hydrus:
Hold on a minute guys. Please reread my post. I was not referring to tropical cyclones, I said " severe weather outbreaks ".

I know. I put in my $.02 on that too, in post# 85. I was answering Hurricanes2012 in post #86.

Quoting Hurricanes2012:


HIGHLY DOUBTFUL as that ridge of high pressure is no where near as strong as the MONSTROSITY that was in place over the Southern Atlantic during the '07 hurricane season. Of which, yes, kept everything buried down in the Caribbean as you had mentioned. Such as Felix and Dean. But don't exaggerate, please.

I wasn't speaking in regards to the relative strength of storms or the high... just the pattern. 2007 is the closest general pattern I could come up with, consisting of a high pressure over the SE, and a trough in the west. When you have that general pattern type, tropical cyclones have a harder time pushing north, due to the high blocking them. The exception would be the TX coast, but that depends on the relative strength of the high and the storm... which I didn't delve into.
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Quoting jeffs713:

The pattern on the charts Hydrus posted would actually push storms further south, keeping them from landfall (like Dean and Felix in 2007). To get more landfalling storms during the hurricane season, you need a break in the high pressure, and a trough over the midwest, or over the mountains (ideally, you would have a more zonal flow, with less amplification). On this map, the trough is too far west.
Hold on a minute guys. Please reread my post. I was not referring to tropical cyclones, I said " severe weather outbreaks ".
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The Euro has the NOA going negative..That in itself could make things interesting.
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Quoting ClimateChange:


Despite all of this, James Lovelock is now acting like global warming won't be that big of a deal. I'm very disappointed in this. He was the first to really open my eyes to this issue, when he predicted it would cull the earth's population to 500 million by the end of the century. Now he claims it hasn't warmed in 12 years and that we will see no more than 1 or 2C of warming, and that would be harmless. I don't know what data he's looking at to cause such an abrupt about-face in his thinking. 2010 and 2005 are the warmest years on record. We've seen shrinking ice caps, unprecedented heat waves, droughts, and flooding in the years since his book was published. As recent as 2010, he still seemed on board for the doomsday vision. The only thing I can think of is senility (he's 92) or he's being bought and paid for by big oil. Either that or he never actually believed what he said in the past, but only said it to sell copies of his book and gain attention.


James Lovelock used to hold a very extreme position that was not backed up by the science and not endorsed by climate scientists in general. His original warming claims exceeded event the IPCC worst case scenario by a fair margin when it came to temperature rise, which by itself is a considerable stretch in regards to the response of CO2.

Recently, I think he came to the realization that the climate science community had it right and that his DOOM scenarios were a mistake. However, his other statements don't necessarily follow. For instance, there is no corroborating science that temperatures will only rise another 1-2C, and certainly no science stating that rise will have no impact on the globe.

So he's gone from one extreme to the other. Instead of claiming climate scientists are wrong and we are doomed, he is now saying that climate scientists are wrong and we will be peachy. At least he is consistent in thinking that climate scientists are wrong. :P

In any event, neither his previous claims of the end of the world nor his current claims of nothing bad will happen are backed up by any reviewed research I'm aware of. It's just his (rather flawed) opinion. I wouldn't attribute it to malice though.
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Quoting Hurricanes2012:


Wouldn't a pattern like that be favorable for land-falling storms here in the states? Or am I wrong, Hydrus?

The pattern on the charts Hydrus posted would actually push storms further south, keeping them from landfall (like Dean and Felix in 2007). To get more landfalling storms during the hurricane season, you need a break in the high pressure, and a trough over the midwest, or over the mountains (ideally, you would have a more zonal flow, with less amplification). On this map, the trough is too far west.
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Quoting hydrus:
This is 240 hours out, but if it were to happen, we could move into a pattern that favors severe weather outbreaks..

If the trough and high both move east, yes. With that forecast, the trough is too far west to help create shear and act as a focus for storm development.
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This is 240 hours out, but if it were to happen, we could move into a pattern that favors severe weather outbreaks..
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Quoting Tribucanes:
thanks for fielding my question and for your prognosis.
Troll or not, you are interesting.
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Quoting nrtiwlnvragn:


Warm ocean driving Antarctic ice loss

Excerpt:

"Previously, you would have thought that we needed a lot of warming in the atmosphere to get a substantial loss of ice from Antarctica - because it's such a cold place. But what we show is that that's not necessary; you don't need radical change.

"All you need are quite subtle changes - such as a change in the winds - and that can produce effects at the edges of Antarctica that then lead to a loss of a lot of ice."
Great post...And some scientists believe that a minimal shift in the oceanic currents could send the Earth back into a cold phase, regardless of global warming. Ice Ages are a incredible subject to study, and I have been fascinated by them since I was a kid..
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Re: #31 - sorry, could not get to this sooner.

From SCIENCE magazine, 2 September 2005:
The Effect of Diurnal Correction
on Satellite-Derived Lower
Tropospheric Temperature, by
Carl A. Mears and Frank J. Wentz

Article header/summary reads: "Satellite-based measurements of decadal-scale temperature change in the lower troposphere have indicated cooling relative to Earth’s surface in the tropics. Such
measurements need a diurnal correction to prevent drifts in the satellites’ measurement time from causing spurious trends. We have derived a diurnal correction that, in the tropics, is of the opposite sign from that previously applied. When we use this correction in the calculation of lower tropospheric temperature from satellite microwave measurements, we find tropical warming consistent with that found at the surface and in our satellite-derived version of middle/upper tropospheric temperature."

Though several years hence, now, this was the incident that had stuck in my mind.
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Quoting LargoFl:
was watching a program this last weekend, among other things it said, many countries are already mapping out and securing area's thru the northwest passage which is Now..ice blocked, so they KNOW, the ice will be gone
There are already passages they could take. It is still a risky task. There are bergy bits, growlers and hidden ice to deal with. It is extremely dangerous and can sink a large ship with ease.
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Quoting Tribucanes:
Does this mean we have escaped the next ice age, which in theory, would be a good thing; or does this mean we're at a tipping point and what may happen next is anybody's guess? AKA could losing all this ice coverage actually trigger the next ice age. Love the insight and input from all of you, thanks.


The only way an ice age could result from this is if there was one or more strong negative feedbacks that could be induced from warmer temperatures. The current research, both from modern physical studies as well as paleoclimate studies, shows that at best any negative feedbacks act to reduce the amount of warming, not prohibit or reverse it.
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Low pressure brewing near Panama at the tail end of front?
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thanks for fielding my question and for your prognosis.
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thanks for that prognosis.
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Quoting LargoFl:
clipped this from"how stuff works" but lots of other sites say the same thing..............The main ice covered landmass is Antarctica at the South Pole, with about 90 percent of the world's ice (and 70 percent of its fresh water). Antarctica is covered with ice an average of 2,133 meters (7,000 feet) thick. If all of the Antarctic ice melted, sea levels around the world would rise about 61 meters (200 feet). But the average temperature in Antarctica is -37°C, so the ice there is in no danger of melting. In fact in most parts of the continent it never gets above freezing.


Warm ocean driving Antarctic ice loss

Excerpt:

"Previously, you would have thought that we needed a lot of warming in the atmosphere to get a substantial loss of ice from Antarctica - because it's such a cold place. But what we show is that that's not necessary; you don't need radical change.

"All you need are quite subtle changes - such as a change in the winds - and that can produce effects at the edges of Antarctica that then lead to a loss of a lot of ice."
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Quoting LargoFl:
was watching a program this last weekend, among other things it said, many countries are already mapping out and securing area's thru the northwest passage which is Now..ice blocked, so they KNOW, the ice will be gone
I understand what your saying in post# 67, but the North Pole should still be monitored.....Commentary:

The onset of melting is typically in early June, but occurred in late July in 2002, and late June in 2003 and 2004. The Web Cam images show very limited melt pond coverage in 2002, but widespread melt pond coverage in 2003 and 2004. In 2003, the melt ponds were widespread by July 4, but diminished in late July, and then reformed in mid-August. Freezeup began in late August in 2002, Sept 7 in 2003, and in mid-August in 2004.

Summer sea ice transition information was not available for 2005 or 2007.

In 2008, the snow became waterlogged June 25, and extensive meltponds formed quickly, only five days later (June 30). Meltponds are still observed August 25 in standard web cam images. After that time, the only clear images are from another webcam with a fisheye lens observing sky conditions, but also revealing snow conditions. Meltponds are visible on the fisheye image from September 14. Although further images are at least partially obscured by water drops or snow on the lens, there appears to be snow cover in an image from Sepember 22. In summary, in 2008, the onset of melt progressed more quickly than in previous years, and melt ponds persisted longer and later than usual.

In 2009, the snow became soft and meltponds started to form July 8, but never became very widespread, with the maximum meltpond extent observed around July 14-16. Meltponds were closing over by Aug 11, but small slits of open water were still visible Sept 8. After that date, only one image was received from the web cam, on Sept 25, at which time the melt ponds were all snowcovered. In summary, in 2009, onset of melt was later than most years (later only in 2002). Meltpond coverage was less widespread than any year observed by the web cams other than 2002, but the snow remained soft later than most years (at least through Sept 8).

In 2010, the snow became soft Jun 25, similar to many other years, but widespread meltponds formed by Jun 27, earlier than in any of the other years observed by the webcams. Freezeup began Aug 12 and meltponds were covered by Aug 23.

"Web cams show more melt ponds than last year, but less than in other recent years. This is in spite of there having been more snow in April 2010 than the previous 2 springs. For the most part, the ice at both 2010 Web Cam locations looks fairly well drained, presumably contributing to increased albedo - As evidenced by the number of times we have seen the 2010 melt ponds freeze over already, we think the early summer input of heat to the ice from the atmosphere is less than average". From July 13, 2010 discussion by J. Morison and N. Untersteiner (University of Washington) in the Pan-Arctic Sea Ice Outlook in the SEARCH Sea Ice Outlook.

In 2011, the Arctic lost sea ice very rapidly in the first half of July. Ice loss slowed in late July-early August, but resumed again later in August. The September 2011 sea ice minimum was at or near a record low.

Find more information:

The North Pole Environmental Observatory (NPEO)
The North Pole Web Cam
The Puzzling Arctic Summer or 2003, observed by the N. Pole Web Cam
The Short Arctic Summer of 2004, observed by the N. Pole Web Cam


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NOAA Arctic website, http://www.arctic.noaa.gov...Here is a link....Link
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Quoting LargoFl:
clipped this from"how stuff works" but lots of other sites say the same thing..............The main ice covered landmass is Antarctica at the South Pole, with about 90 percent of the world's ice (and 70 percent of its fresh water). Antarctica is covered with ice an average of 2,133 meters (7,000 feet) thick. If all of the Antarctic ice melted, sea levels around the world would rise about 61 meters (200 feet). But the average temperature in Antarctica is -37°C, so the ice there is in no danger of melting. In fact in most parts of the continent it never gets above freezing.
just imagine, if the temps rise...what is it, half the worlds population lives near a coast?..how many cities are above..200 feet?....something real scary to think about huh...if this would happen..WHERE would half the worldfs population go?...WW3 it would big on such a grand scale i dont want to ever be around for it.
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Quoting Tribucanes:
Does this mean we have escaped the next ice age, which in theory, would be a good thing; or does this mean we're at a tipping point and what may happen next is anybody's guess? AKA could losing all this ice coverage actually trigger the next ice age. Love the insight and input from all of you, thanks.



I'll see if I can field this one for you.

We had been, as I understand it, heading toward another ice some time far into the future. Tens/hundreds of thousands years from now.

What we seem to have done is created a short term hot spell. We've screwed ourselves to a moderate degree by trapping enough heat to increase average global temperature, storm strength, rain intensity, drought intensity and a few other things that will be butt kickers. We're in the process of melting out glaciers which will rob hundreds of millions of their water supplies. We're increasing the height of the oceans which is going to flood coastal areas. We're probably going to lose some of our most productive agricultural land and have to make do with low quality rocky replacement areas.

And that's if we stop burning fossil fuels really, really soon. Like this afternoon.

Since we won't stop burning fossil fuels rapidly we'll further screw things up, making hot times hotter, wet times wetter and dry times dryer. The planet will become a less enjoyable place to live.

Now, I think by 2050 we will have gotten the message and either have cut our fossil fuel to close to zero or will be there soon after. The question remains as to how bad things will get at the peak. Could be very nasty.

Then, about 40 years of so after we quit fossil fuels the climate will start mellowing out once more. Over a few decades the climate will return to roughly 1850 conditions and continue on toward the next scheduled ice age.

What kind of shape we humans are in after this next 40 - 100 years is anyone's guess. We could, worst case, be down to a very small breeding population huddled in "biospheres" close to the poles. The larger number of us could lose out and get wiped out as we compete for the last livable parts of the globe.

Or we could get our act together over the next 20 or so years and turn to renewable energy and, with some luck, dodge the worst. We might get by with only abandoning our lowest, most flood prone real estate and our most drought hit areas.

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clipped this from"how stuff works" but lots of other sites say the same thing..............The main ice covered landmass is Antarctica at the South Pole, with about 90 percent of the world's ice (and 70 percent of its fresh water). Antarctica is covered with ice an average of 2,133 meters (7,000 feet) thick. If all of the Antarctic ice melted, sea levels around the world would rise about 61 meters (200 feet). But the average temperature in Antarctica is -37°C, so the ice there is in no danger of melting. In fact in most parts of the continent it never gets above freezing.
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Quoting nigel20:
Good morning all...i. Can't believe it....only 2% of the sea ice is over 4 years old, we may have an iceless summer in the artic sooner than expected
the north pole isnt what people should be worried about..its the South they really should be concerned with..3 miles thick in places and if IT goes..the oceans rise 60 meters..gotta love those scientific shows on the weekends..just really know how to make you feel good huh..well anyway by the time it does happen i'll be poof i guess
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Quoting StormTracker2K:
The models are getting downright interesting as something may try to spin up near SE FL.




The CMC is on board







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Quoting hydrus:
Absolutely.. The ice at the North Pole is melting faster than expected.. There were scientists around 30 years ago that said the ice caps at the North pole and Greenland would melt faster than predicted, and would increase exponentially as time went on. This process will only speed up now, this is proof enough I think...
Ice - Surface melting revealed by the North Pole Environmental Observatory


Sea Ice | North Pole Observations | Glaciers | Snow Cover

Since 2002, the multi-agency USA-Japan joint project entitled "North Pole Environmental Observatory" (NPEO) has deployed Web Cameras along with instruments that monitor air, ice and ocean conditions. These Web Cams provide an otherwise unobtainable view of sea ice conditions throughout the Arctic summer.

The summers observed by the North Pole Web Cams were very different, as seen in the table below. A brief commentary for each observation year follows the table. You can also see the ice conditions animated in YouTube videos.August 18, 2002
Widespread melt pond coverage was not observedJuly-7-2011......Widespread
Melt pond coverage...This IS the North Pole folks..Anyone doubting that the the Earth is getting warmer needs to check the latest findings...Soon enough there will be irrefutable evidence that mankind has a part in it. To what extent we contributed to it with a certain degree of accuracy will be no easy task.
was watching a program this last weekend, among other things it said, many countries are already mapping out and securing area's thru the northwest passage which is Now..ice blocked, so they KNOW, the ice will be gone
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The commonalities that bind us have been broken by this left vs right false doctrine of no agreement on anything ever. It's a discourse that only serves to further the interest of the elite. Being "green" is now only attributed to the left, which is of coarse crazy. We must remember that the major newspapers, news channels, all radio stations, are controlled by five, that's right five, corporations; aka: the elite. We have been pitted against each other by the powers that be, and many have taken the chum thrown off the back of the boat. Problem is most people who aren't open to seeking truth will only go to sites that back up what they already believe. There should be NO argument on global warming, and among scientists there really isn't. Over 97 percent of those in the field agree it's happening and happening fast. The facts support nothing else. And yet the counterargument gets just as much face time in the media. The truth will set us free, and lies will bind us to ignorance of the truth.
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Quoting nigel20:
Good morning all...i. Can't believe it....only 2% of the sea ice is over 4 years old, we may have an iceless summer in the artic sooner than expected
Absolutely.. The ice at the North Pole is melting faster than expected.. There were scientists around 30 years ago that said the ice caps at the North pole and Greenland would melt faster than predicted, and would increase exponentially as time went on. This process will only speed up now, this is proof enough I think...
Ice - Surface melting revealed by the North Pole Environmental Observatory


Sea Ice | North Pole Observations | Glaciers | Snow Cover

Since 2002, the multi-agency USA-Japan joint project entitled "North Pole Environmental Observatory" (NPEO) has deployed Web Cameras along with instruments that monitor air, ice and ocean conditions. These Web Cams provide an otherwise unobtainable view of sea ice conditions throughout the Arctic summer.

The summers observed by the North Pole Web Cams were very different, as seen in the table below. A brief commentary for each observation year follows the table. You can also see the ice conditions animated in YouTube videos.August 18, 2002
Widespread melt pond coverage was not observedJuly-7-2011......Widespread
Melt pond coverage...This IS the North Pole folks..Anyone doubting that the Earth is getting warmer needs to check the latest findings...Soon enough there will be irrefutable evidence that mankind has a part in it. To what extent we contributed to it with a certain degree of accuracy will be no easy task.
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Later all
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MJO coming around:

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I wonder if all global warming believing parents send their kids to school on the bus.... You know, carpooling and stuff. :)

On a more weathery note, it is finally warm again in GA.
I was starting to get cold.
Highs in the 80s for the foreseeable future.
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Quoting MrNatural:


and the relevance to this weather blog is?
Maybe... somehow relates to the global debate on warming and, in the U.S. anyway, how "green," which 35 years ago meant "concern for the environment," has somehow become a synonym for liberal, no matter one's political stance. Could be it's just the head chasing the tail of a blogger who's trying to figure out what this debate is all about. I can sure relate to that.

Maybe it's time to hold hands and dance a Merry Minuet.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
Quoting help4u:


maybe there truly is nohelp4u


Absolutely none
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Quoting PedleyCA:
Link

Morning Nigel, This is that storm in the WPAC

Good morning pedley...thanks much
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Link

Morning Nigel, This is that storm in the WPAC
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To reply to the right rant was the purpose and to further explain why so many Americans buy into the lies of the right. If you want to understand why so many on the right don't believe in climate change, this I was hoping would be helpful. Feel free to ignore, report, or enjoy.
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I think We've probably seen our last gasp of winter. Just hoping these rain chances don't become the norm... again!

ONLY MINOR DAY TO DAY VARIATIONS IN THE TEMPLATE OUTLINED ABOVE
ARE EXPECTED AS THE SFC PATTERN REMAINS GENERALLY STAGNANT...WHILE
THE PATTERN ALOFT IS GENERALLY ONE OF RIDGING. ECMWF HAS BACKED
AWAY FROM PREVIOUS RUNS THAT SHOWED A FRONT SAGGING INTO THE
REGION OVER THE LATTER PART OF THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK...AND IS NOW MORE IN LINE WITH THE GFS OF MAINTAINING THE
STATUS QUO. MENTIONABLE RAIN CHANCES...WHICH WERE ALREADY
SMALL...HAVE BEEN EXPUNGED FROM THE FORECAST.
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Quoting Tribucanes:
If we are to bow down to the elite it's because in the last ten years 46 trillion is what the top one percenters have raked in, while debt based economies head towards insolvency. The elite fight climate change realities at every turn with propaganda and every increasing funds. Not to mention Christians have been hoodwinked in this country horribly. If your a moral or fiscal conservative I don't see how you vote for the right. Morally they've taken us into unconstitutional wars, and fiscally they've given hundreds of billions to the top five percent, while the middle class has been gutted and the poor ignored. Would Christ tells us to give to the rich and ignore the most needy, I think not. Propaganda and sheeple thinking has led us to this abyss . We are the most entertained country in the world. That's why so few get the facts, get involved, and make a real difference. I'm a conservative Christian, but I choose not to take the ostrich stance. I could morally rail against the left for days, but at least they aren't the Right Wing monster that's taken our national wealth and many peoples' ability to think for themselves.


and the relevance to this weather blog is?
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Quoting StormTracker2K:


We've hit 90 I think 11 times at my place so far this year and it looks like we may add some more the rest of the week as today the high is projected at 84 then 89 tomorrow and Friday.


Guess I better stay in Texas where it's cool lol. And windy. :)

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After having lived for 25 years in Miami, Florida, I moved since five years down to Colombia, which is a Country almost in the Equator line: the frontier between the North and South Pole. Colombian naturals do not have a definition as to what the four seasons are, but they use the term " invierno " (winter) for two times in the year, because during these two times it rains a lot and also because Colombia is a mostly mountainous country and therefore the roads around the mountains get interrupted due to slides and cities near rivers get flooded. The infraestructure is very undeveloped and consequently it is a nightmare when with this new "free trade agreement" more trucks want to reach from and to the port at the coast. Literally the freight costs are cheaper between China and Colombia than from the coast of Colombia to the Capital city. In satellite pictures of the Earth I see a circle of clouds forming around the Earth precisly where this country lies. So, the point is that after 25 years of living in a hurricane zone, now I have to adapt to this new weather behavior. And today, almost begining May a cold front is coming from the North aproaching Colombia while coming from down of the Faulkland Islands another cold front wants to reach Colombia to colide head to head with the one coming from the North and here where I sit at the belly button of the Earth (where it is very hot) all hell will break loose tonight. Check the wunderground satellite picture for tonight on this region!
Thanks !

And regards from Vientoenpopa (tail wind )

And here something to enjoy :

http://youtu.be/DJ73aj6FkXw
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The models are getting downright interesting as something may try to spin up near SE FL.


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Quoting help4u:


maybe there truly is nohelp4u
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