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Post by Rinoa on Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:57 pm

Mr.W wrote:thanks for the candle lol
its not raining...but blowin like a mo fo...

I may hook generator up...see how long it lasts...

almost time to go for pictures!

I hope you and your family stay safe
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Post by X on Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:25 pm

thanks riona....we'll be fine..this is nothing!

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Post by Rogue on Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:40 am

Another one..

Super typhoon takes aim at Japan
Last updated 15:54 07/07/2014


A super typhoon described as a "once in decades storm" was heading north for Japan on Monday, set to rake the southern Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds before making landfall on Kyushu, Japan's westernmost main island.

Typhoon Neoguri was already gusting at more than 250 km an hour and may pick up still more power as it moves north, growing into an "extremely intense" storm by Tuesday, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said.

But it was not expected to be as strong as Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands in the Philippines last year.

The storm was south of Okinawa but moving northwest at 20 kph with sustained winds of 180 kph, the JMA said on its website, warning of high tides and lashing rain.

"This storm's characteristic is its strength," one JMA official said, calling on people in Okinawa to evacuate early and take precautions, including staying indoors. Television showed fishermen winching their boats out of the water.

There are no nuclear plants on Okinawa, but there are two on Kyushu and one on Shikoku island, which borders Kyushu and could also be affected.

All are halted in line with current national policy. A spokeswoman at Kyushu Electric Power Co said there are no specific plans related to this typhoon but that the company has plans in place throughout this year to protect the plants from severe weather.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, crippled by an earthquake and tsunami in 2011, is on the other side of the country, which is likely to see rain at the worst.

The commander at Kadena Air Base, one of the largest US military establishments on Okinawa, which hosts the bulk of the US forces in Japan, warned that damaging winds were expected by early Tuesday.

"I can't stress enough how dangerous this typhoon may be when it hits Okinawa," wrote Brigadier General James Hecker on the base's Facebook page on Sunday. "This is not just another typhoon."

Though officials warned that parts of western Japan were likely to be hit by torrential rain, Tokyo was likely to be spared the brunt.

Around two to four typhoons a year make landfall in Japan but they are unusual in July.

- Reuters
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/10241042/Super-typhoon-takes-aim-at-Japan
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Post by Rogue on Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:10 am


New Zealand..
168kmh wind recorded as storm hits north
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/10243074/168kmh-wind-recorded-as-storm-hits-north
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Post by Rogue on Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:22 am

For Canada...

Freak polar cold blast to bring unseasonably cold air in mid-July Posted on July 11, 2014

July 2014 – CLIMATE - Many of the cold weather outbreaks this past winter were attributed to something called a Polar Vortex. This is where a flow pattern establishes in the upper atmosphere that draws cold arctic air down across the Canadian Prairies and down into the American mid-west and the Great Lakes region. The summer-time version of the Polar Vortex is about to arrive next week, bringing unusually cold air to the Great Lakes and much of central North America.

Climatologically the middle part of July is usually the warmest time of year in Northern Ontario. Temperatures typically climb into the mid 20s during the warmest time of the day, while overnight lows remain above +10°C.

So this Polar Vortex couldn’t arrive at a worse time. Instead of warm summer-like conditions it will feel more like fall. Temperatures are likely to be 5-10°C below normal. This will keep daytime highs buried in the teens with overnight lows in the single digits. This cold air is expected to move as far south as Texas where record low temperatures could be broken.

When you average the temperatures we have seen for the first 9 days of July we are already 3°C below normal. Adding on this upcoming cold outbreak will likely cause the entire month to end up below average. This would mean that six of the first seven months of 2014 have brought below normal temperatures in Northern Ontario – with only June being near normal.

When you compare the climatological factors at play, it is interesting to note that we can compare 2014 to previous years. 2002 and 2009 had many factors similar to this current year and if that trend continues it could mean good news for August. In those years the hottest weather waited until that last month of summer to arrive – let’s hope that’s the case again this year.

So enjoy the warmer temperatures expected later this week because it appears we are in for an unseasonably cold run for next week. –Local 2
http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/freak-polar-cold-blast-to-bring-unseasonably-cold-air-in-mid-july/
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Post by Rogue on Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:29 pm

"Coldest June in Antarctica ever recorded:

Antarctica continues to defy the global warming script, with a report from Meteo France, that June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded, at the French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station. According to the press release, during June this year, the average temperature was -22.4c (-8.3F), 6.6c (11.9F) lower than normal.

This is the coldest June ever recorded at the station, and almost the coldest monthly average ever – only September 1953 was colder, with a recorded average temperature of -23.5c (-10.3F).

June this year also broke the June daily minimum temperature record, with a new record low of -34.9c (-30.8F).

Other unusual features of the June temperature record are an unusual excess of sunlight hours (11.8 hours rather than the normal 7.4 hours), and unusually light wind conditions.

Dumont d’Urville Station has experienced ongoing activity since 1956. According to the Meteo France record, there is no other weather station for 1000km in any direction. -WUWT"
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Post by Kaere on Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:30 pm

I don't get it... why would they suddenly have more sunlight hours?

Unless they mean unobscured by blowing snow and cloud, that must be it...
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Post by X on Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:48 pm

I m getting at the wood..big time

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Post by Rockhopper on Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:08 am

@Rogue wrote:
New Zealand..
168kmh wind recorded as storm hits north
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/10243074/168kmh-wind-recorded-as-storm-hits-north

Yep they copped a hell of a storm up there. It was cracker weather down here but.

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Post by Rogue on Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:27 am

@Kaere wrote:I don't get it... why would they suddenly have more sunlight hours?

Unless they mean unobscured by blowing snow and cloud, that must be it...

Looks like they didn't have much cloud cover. Cloud cover can often keep the temperatures up.
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Post by Rogue on Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:28 am

@Rockhopper wrote:

Yep they copped a hell of a storm up there. It was cracker weather down here but.

Tim.

Yeah a hell of a lot of water!! Not like the North to cop it like that.
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Post by Marilyn7 on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:13 am

Lots more tornadoes around here and summer is bearable . Normally I can't stay outside much unless I'm playing in the water because it's so hot and humid . This year has been the mildest summer I have seen but with many more storms ..also not many bees or butterflies .....that worries me . Normally its teaming with bees on the clover patches and flowers but not a lot this year . The Monarch butterflies are normally everywhere but I've only seen two ......disturbing
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Post by X on Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:26 am

What do you consider hot?

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Post by Nami4444 on Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:02 am

Its cold today.

Nine and dropping..for the night shift sneaking in..
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Post by Rogue on Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:08 am

@Marilyn7 wrote:Lots more tornadoes around here and summer is bearable . Normally I can't stay outside much unless I'm playing in the water because it's so hot and humid . This year has been the mildest summer I have seen but with many more storms ..also not many bees or butterflies .....that worries me . Normally its teaming with bees on the clover patches and flowers but not a lot this year . The Monarch butterflies are normally everywhere but I've only seen two ......disturbing

Thats interesting observations Marilyn. Especially about the Bees and Butterflies. Do you remember this happening any other years in the past. I'm wondering is it a one-off thing or declining over the years.
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Post by Rinoa on Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:43 pm

There has been a bee decline in the UK for a few years now, last year I noticed a slight increase, but this year both the number of bees and butterflies have decreased, and it does worry me.
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Post by Rogue on Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:39 am

Deadly Typhoon Rammasun shuts down Philippine capital Manila
8 HOURS AGO JULY 16, 2014 2

TYPHOON Rammasun shut down the Philippine capital today as authorities said the first major storm of the country’s brutal rainy season claimed at least four lives and forced hundreds of thousands to evacuate.

Wind gusts of up to 250 kilometres an hour and intense rain caused chaos across the megacity of Manila, as well as remote fishing villages, after Rammasun tore in from the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday night.
http://www.news.com.au/world/deadly-typhoon-rammasun-shuts-down-philippine-capital-manila/story-fndir2ev-1226990428739
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Post by Mordae on Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:50 am

Not quite extreme, but a good insight as to how the global events in one area can effect other regions...

http://phys.org/news/2014-08-atlantic-turbocharges-pacific.html

New research has found rapid warming of the Atlantic Ocean, likely caused by global warming, has turbocharged Pacific Equatorial trade winds. Currently the winds are at a level never before seen on observed records, which extend back to the 1860s.

The increase in these winds has caused eastern tropical Pacific cooling, amplified the Californian drought, accelerated sea level rise three times faster than the global average in the Western Pacific and has slowed the rise of global average surface temperatures since 2001.

It may even be responsible for making El Nino events less common over the past decade due to its cooling impact on ocean surface temperatures in the eastern Pacific.

"We were surprised to find the main cause of the Pacific climate trends of the past 20 years had its origin in the Atlantic Ocean," said co-lead author Dr Shayne McGregor from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science (ARCCSS) at the University of New South Wales.

"It highlights how changes in the climate in one part of the world can have extensive impacts around the globe."

The record-breaking increase in Pacific Equatorial trade winds over the past 20 years had, until now, baffled researchers.

Originally, this trade wind intensification was considered to be a response to Pacific decadal variability. However, the strength of the winds was much more powerful than expected due to the changes in Pacific sea surface temperature.

Another riddle was that previous research indicated that under global warming scenarios Pacific Equatorial Trade winds would slow down over the coming century.
The solution was found in the rapid warming of the Atlantic Ocean basin, which has created unexpected pressure differences between the Atlantic and Pacific. This has produced wind anomalies that have given Pacific Equatorial trade winds an additional big push...
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Post by Rogue on Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:01 am


Two hurricanes over Hawaii, now one in Britain!!
Britain braces for tail of hurricane Bertha
AUGUST 09, 2014 6:50PM

MORE than a month’s rain has fallen during an overnight downpour across parts of Britain, causing flash floods. Further damp and windy conditions are expected with the remnants of Hurricane Bertha due to hit the UK on Saturday.

Hurricanes hit Great Britain only rarely — but the phenomenon is not unheard of. According to LiveScience.com, the only tropical hurricane to cross land there was Hurricane Debbie, which crossed the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

Eastern England has been worst affected by the current big wet, with some areas seeing more than 50 millimetres of rainfall in 24 hours.

Several streets in the Lincolnshire town of Louth were left under water and residents were evacuated, while downpours also led to waterlogged roads in Maidstone, Kent.

Some towns saw more rainfall in one day than in the whole of an average August, Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said on Friday.

“[The town of] March in Cambridgeshire had 68.8mm of rainfall in 24 hours, while the average rainfall for that region in August would normally be 53.6mm,” she said.

The effects of Hurricane Bertha, which is crossing the Atlantic after hitting the Caribbean with gusts of more than 145kmh, would be felt on Saturday, Roberts said.
Forecasters said southern parts of the country were most at risk from “heavy rainfall, strong coastal winds and large waves”, followed by areas of northeast Scotland on Monday.

A spokesman for the Met Office said the transition of Bertha from a tropical to an extra-tropical storm was a “particularly hard one to forecast” but it was increasingly expected to affect the UK on Saturday.

“There is still some uncertainty surrounding this weekend’s weather, with the potential for heavy rainfall, strong coastal winds and large waves on Sunday,” chief meteorologist Paul Gundersen said.

Environment Agency flood risk manager Craig Woolhouse said: “On Sunday and Monday a combination of high spring tides and strong westerly winds bring a risk of large waves and spray and possible flooding to the southwest coast of England and along the Severn estuary.
http://www.news.com.au/world/europe/britain-braces-for-tail-of-hurricane-bertha/story-fnh81p7g-1227019001733
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Post by Rogue on Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:46 am

Farmer's Almanac Predicts 'Super-Cold' Winter, More Snow In Eastern U.S.
AP | By RIK STEVENS
Posted: 08/20/2014 3:07 pm EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation.

Published Wednesday, the New Hampshire-based almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The west will remain a little bit warmer than normal.


"Colder is just almost too familiar a term," Editor Janice Stillman said. "Think of it as a refriger-nation."

More bad news for those who can't stand snow: Most of the Northeast is expected to get more snowfall than normal, though it will be below normal in New England.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/21/farmers-almanac-cold-winter_n_5695761.html
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