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Re: Crazy Weather
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2013, 06:48:27 PM »
Tornado hits Tokyo suburbs


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Re: Crazy Weather
« Reply #31 on: October 22, 2013, 02:53:21 PM »
a full month into so-called spring and its snowing :icon_scratch:
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Re: Crazy Weather
« Reply #32 on: October 22, 2013, 02:57:26 PM »
a full month into so-called spring and its snowing :icon_scratch:

We didn't have a spring where we are, here in Minnesota. Didn't see the sun hardly for three months, rain and snow - directly to balmy summer in about a week.

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Re: Crazy Weather: 74 Degrees in Boston Today- Here we go Again
« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2013, 06:51:01 AM »
Yes Diners it is Nov 1 and 74 in Boston today. This used to be a freak and now is common place, been warm all week, mid sixties, and 70's forecast again for tomorrow.

Agelbert has no doubt got it right Diners imo. Know very little about these matters; but I have lived in Boston my entire life and can say with certainty, something is very different and amiss about the weather of the last few years. My trees still have most of their leaves and they are coming down fast now with any sort of wind but they used to be about bare by now. My home heating oil tank is still over three quarters full, and I usually get my first delivery this week. At nearly four bucks a gallon I am not crying but have a feeling I should be.  :'(

Hardly give any more of my time to the Peak Oil arguments, we have a much more serious problem to contend with right now. "Today"   :-\

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Re: Crazy Weather
« Reply #34 on: November 01, 2013, 06:59:26 AM »
Even in Texas we used to get a little frost on the pumpkin by Halloween. Not this year. It sounds like our weather is not that different than yours at the moment. We are having a wet fall, which is of course quite welcome. The weather here is about like coastal California right now.
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Re: Crazy Weather
« Reply #35 on: November 01, 2013, 04:29:03 PM »
Likely my microclimate is a bit colder than what some of you are seeing.  It is still plenty freaky though. 

My first frost this year was early in the first week of October.   Last Wednesday it barely got above freezing and i ran the wood stove all day.  Today the high temp was a balmy 64F, but last Nov 1 i had almost two feet of snow on the ground from the Haloween storm, but no frost before that storm.  New England weather has always been a bit weird though.

Before today, over at the NOAA records center, heat records were running way below last year to date, and cold records running way above, with the heat records still keeping a slight overall edge.  Today that page (i tried several times) was not accessable, probably because of the overwhelming number of new heat records.

IMO what is going on "big picture" is unclear, with the warming side of things generally getting more press, but actual warming lagging all of the climate models.  The dramatic weather swings are hurting farmers worldwide.  Solar activity is dramatically lower, but there is still more warmth than i can explain, even giving credit to the ocean "flywheel effect" and RE's geotectonic heat transfer idea.  Perhaps we are missing a factor or two?? Perhaps CO2, while not causing the expected runaway heating, is mitigating what might otherwise be global cooling by now??
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Haiyan
« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2013, 06:41:04 AM »
Reports: Typhoon Haiyan kills up to 1,200 in Philippines
http://usat.ly/1htegfU

MANILA — Up to 1,200 people are believed dead after Super Typhoon Haiyan — one of the most powerful storms ever recorded — slammed into the central islands of the Philippines, the Philippine Red Cross said Saturday.

That death toll estimate, made by Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross, comes from what the relief organization's workers have been reporting in the field, Richard Gordon, CEO of the Philippine Red Cross, told USA TODAY.

As Haiyan heads west toward Vietnam, the Red Cross is at the forefront of an international effort to provide food, water, shelter and other relief to the hundreds of thousands of residents who have lost their homes and livelihood, Gordon said.

"This is a big, full-court press," he said. "We're pulling out all the stops to help."

With widespread power outages, roads blocked, bridges down and debris strewn everywhere, getting life back to some semblance of normal in the region will take time.

"The Philippines are always resilient, and we're going to get back up," Gordon said.

Because communications in the Philippines were cutoff, it remains difficult to determine the full extent of casualties and damage.

"We expect the level of destruction caused by Typhoon Haiyan to be extensive and devastating, and sadly we fear that many lives will be lost," said Anna Lindenfors, Philippines director of Save the Children.

"With this magnitude we know that the destruction is overwhelming," said Emma Amores, who was waiting outside Villamor Airbase in Manila, where a C-130 was loading relief supplies and personnel heading to hard-hit Tacloban. "From the images we saw on TV, it's highly likely our houses are gone. We just want to know that the family are all safe."

Houses destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, on the eastern island of Leyte in the Philippines.  Noel Celis, AFP/Getty   Fullscreen
                                                                                 
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Romil Elinsuv, who is in Manila for work training, worried about his wife and 4-year-old son who are at their home in Palo, a town in the province of Leyte.

"I feel fear. I don't know what the situation is there," Elinsuv said. He said he spoke with his wife the day before. She assured him they were OK, but then the line went dead, and he's been unable to reach her since.

Super Typhoon Haiyan hit Guiuan, on the Philippine island of Samar, at 4:40 a.m. local time Friday. Three hours before landfall, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center assessed Haiyan's sustained winds at 195 mph, gusting to 235 mph, making it the fourth strongest tropical cyclone in world history.

The warning center uses satellites to estimate the wind speed of typhoons and hurricanes.

Satellite loops show that Haiyan weakened only slightly, if at all, in the two hours after JTWC's advisory, so the super typhoon likely made landfall with winds near 195 mph, reports meteorologist Jeff Masters of the Weather Underground, a private meteorology company. This is equivalent to a strong Category 5 hurricane.

Weather officials in the Philippines, using other methods of measuring wind speed, said Haiyan had sustained winds of 147 mph with gusts to 170 mph when it made landfall. By those measurements, Haiyan would be comparable to a strong Category 4 hurricane.


As of early Saturday morning U.S. time, Typhoon Haiyan has winds of 120 mph, gusting to 150 mph, which is equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane. The center of the storm is located well to the west of the Philippines in the South China Sea, about 467 miles from Da Nang, Vietnam. It's expected to hit Vietnam on Sunday.

Vietnamese authorities in four central provinces began evacuating more than 500,000 people from high risk areas to government buildings, schools and other concrete homes able to withstand strong winds.

"The evacuation is being conducted with urgency," disaster official Nguyen Thi Yen Linh told the Associated Press by telephone from central Danang City, where some 76,000 are being moved to safety.

Hundreds of thousands of others were being taken to shelters in the provinces of Quang Ngai, Quang Nam and Thua Thien Hue. Schools were closed and two deputy prime ministers were sent to the region to direct the preparations.
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Re: Crazy Weather
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2013, 06:11:40 PM »
In pictures: Philippines counts cost of Typhoon Haiyan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24879004

Typhoon Haiyan - one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall - has carved a path of death and destruction through the central Philippines. Here in Tacloban at least 100 people were reported killed.

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Re: Crazy Weather
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2013, 06:19:05 PM »
In pictures: Philippines counts cost of Typhoon Haiyan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24879004

Typhoon Haiyan - one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall - has carved a path of death and destruction through the central Philippines. Here in Tacloban at least 100 people were reported killed.

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"one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall"

That is an interesting observation.

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« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2013, 06:37:26 PM »


"one of the most powerful storms OF ALL TIME ever to make landfall"



Fixed that.

Did you guys miss my Supertyphoon post from ZH?  Bigger than Katrina and Sandy COMBINED!

We are getting Big now.  REALLY BIG.  BIBLICAL BIG!

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Typhoon Haiyan: at least 10,000 reported dead in Philippine province
« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2013, 04:26:39 AM »
Typhoon Haiyan: at least 10,000 reported dead in Philippine province
Estimated death toll soars as path of destruction leaves many parts of Philippines inaccessible to government and aid officials


At least 10,000 people are thought to have died in the central Philippine province of Leyte after Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall, lashed the area, swallowing coastal towns, a senior police official said early on Sunday morning.

About 70-80% of the buildings in the area in the path of Haiyan in Leyte province was destroyed, said chief superintendent Elmer Soria. "We had a meeting last night with the governor and the other officials. The governor said based on their estimate, 10,000 died," he said.

Tacloban city administrator Tecson Lim said that the death toll in that city alone "could go up to 10,000". Tacloban is the provincial capital of Leyte, with a population of more than 200,000. The Philippine Red Cross said in Tacloban bodies had been found "piled up around the roads" and in churches. Between 300 and 400 bodies had been recovered, Lim said.

On Samar island, which faces Tacloban, Leo Dacaynos of the provincial disaster office told Associated Press on Sunday 300 people were confirmed dead in Basey town and another 2,000 were missing.

He said the storm surge caused sea waters to rise 20 feet when the typhoon hit. There were still towns on Samar that had not been reached, he said, and appealed for food and water. Power was knocked out and there was no mobile signal, making communication possible only by radio.

Many corpses hung on tree branches, buildings and sidewalks, Associated Press reported.

"On the way to the airport we saw many bodies along the street," said Philippine-born Australian Mila Ward, 53, who was waiting at the Tacloban airport to catch a military flight back to Manila.

"They were covered with just anything tarpaulin, roofing sheets, cardboards," she said. Asked how many, she said, "Well over 100 where we passed."

The super-typhoon made landfall on Samar and Leyte islands in the eastern Visayas at about 4.40am on Friday local time, with winds up to 315km/h (195mph) tearing roofs off buildings, turning roads into rivers full of debris and knocking out electricity pylons.

With many provinces left without power or telecommunications, and airports in the hardest-hit areas, such as Tacloban, in tatters, experts say it is impossible to know the extent of the storm's damage – or deliver badly needed aid.


Residents search for belongings in the wreckage of Tacloban. Photograph: Dennis Sabangan/EPA


Roughly 12 hours after the 600km (370-mile)-wide Haiyan blew west towards Vietnam, where it is expected to make landfall early on Sunday, officials and aid workers are only now beginning to piece together details on the number of dead and injured.

Government figures showed that more than 4 million had been directly affected. The World Food Programme has mobilised some $2m (£1.25m) in aid and aims to deliver 40 tonnes of fortified biscuits to victims within the next few days.

Satellite images show normally green patches of vegetation ripped up into brown squares of debris in Tacloban, where local TV channel GMA broadcast images of huge storm surges, flattened buildings and families traipsing through flooded streets with their possessions held high above the water.

The head of the UN Disaster Assessment Co-ordination Team, Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, described "destruction on a massive scale" in the city of 220,000 and said: "The last time I saw something of this scale was in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean tsunami. There are cars thrown like tumbleweed and the streets are strewn with debris."

Al-Jazeera correspondent Jamela Alindogan was trapped in her hotel as the eye of the storm passed overhead and ripped the roof off the building. Evoking scenes of chaos as badly hurt victims wandered the streets without medicine, food or water, and doctors at the local hospital attended to the wounded in the dark without electricity or candlelight, she said: "There is no food, not even in the hotels, and there's no water. The situation is really very desperate."

Other sources told of victims trying to climb out from under rubble to find assistance, and mobs rampaging through the streets looking for food, water or medicine, and looting electrical goods and groceries from malls. "Almost all the houses were destroyed," said Major Rey Balido of the Philippines national disaster agency. "Only a few are left standing."

Relatives of those living in the typhoon's path have had no news from their loved ones and are nervously waiting until power is restored to the area. "I spoke to my mother just a few hours before the typhoon made landfall in my city, Tacloban," said taxi driver Sherwin Martinata, 32, in the capital, Manila. "She was saying she was all right but now I have no idea if my family is safe. There is no power, no phones. I can't get through at all. I'm worried, but I'm powerless."


A boat washed ashore sits on destroyed houses in Tacloban. Photograph: Aaron Favila/AP

Those living in the hardest-hit areas, such as the eastern Visayas, are among the poorest in the Philippines, say aid agencies, who warn that there will be little or no savings for many of the victims to fall back on – putting an already vulnerable population at even greater risk of future food and job insecurity.

On Bohol island – where a 7.3-magnitude earthquake toppled colonial-era churches and killed some 200 people last month – residents were successfully evacuated ahead of the storm and as a result many lives were probably saved, said Mathias Eick of the European commission's humanitarian aid department (Echo). However, because the island's main power supply comes from neighbouring Leyte, residents are still without electricity or water.

In Tacloban, where many residents live along the coast, the sheer force of the storm was just too much for the buildings to withstand, with evacuation centres such as stadiums and churches later collapsing. "The sheer magnitude and scale of the disaster sort of overpowered all the contingency measures, and we're fearing that we'll be finding more dead bodies in those evacuation centres themselves," said Alwynn Javier of Christian Aid.

Without information on the ground or access to hard-hit areas, aid agencies have been stuck, not knowing how much aid is needed or which areas need it most.

"The only information we have been able to get so far is from the UN and some from the news," said Javier. "We should have good ground reach, but are really impeded by this lack of access because even our partners on the ground have been hit themselves."

Officials and rescue workers hoped that Sunday would see concerted efforts by authorities to set up command centres and rescue groups, which will in turn help bring supplies to those who need them most. But gaining access to those areas will prove hard, said Richard Gordon of the Philippine Red Cross, who added that without bulldozers or tractors to clear paths, volunteers will have to bring cutting equipment to clear uprooted trees and debris.

The Philippines sees roughly 20 typhoons every year, with some more devastating than others. Last year's Typhoon Bopha killed more than 1,100 people and caused over $1bn in damage.

Haiyan – the 25th typhoon to hit the Philippines this year – is expected to make landfall in several provinces in central Vietnam with winds around 220km/h (137mph). More than 450,000 troops have been deployed, as well as 12 planes, 356 ships and thousands of vehicles, in order to mobilise supplies, with more than 300,000 people evacuated in Da Nang and Quang Ngai provinces.

"It may be the strongest storm to hit Vietnam in history," said Vietnam's director of the Central Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Centre in Bui Minh Tang. Coastal areas should expect to see waves as high as 5-8 meters (16-26ft) and a wind radius up to 500km wide, officials warned.
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Re: Crazy Weather : Boston Mild spell continues through the weekend
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2013, 08:37:46 AM »
It has been a lot like May so far this November in Beantown.  :rain:

The unseasonably warm weather will continue today through most of the weekend before colder, dry air returns next week. The weekend will be mostly pleasant and dry, but some heavy showers could arrive late Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.

“We are looking at temperatures in the upper 50s today through Sunday,” said Alan Dunham, weather service meteorologist. “On Monday, we could be getting into the lower 60s; the normal high for this time is 52.”

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 60. A southwest wind will bring gusts up to 25 miles per hour. Winds will slacken through the day and clouds will thicken through the evening, according to the weather service. Temperatures will fall into the low 40s overnight.

Saturday will be partly sunny, with temperatures reaching the upper 50s. A few showers could come to the southern coast. Clouds will dissipate through the day, and skies will be mostly clear overnight, as temperatures fall into the mid-30s.

Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a high climbing near 60. Conditions will remain dry through the day, but showers are likely late in the day. Temperatures will fall into the low 50s overnight, according to the weather service.

Showers will continue Monday, mainly between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., and temperatures will crest above 60. The day will be breezy and cloudy and shouldn’t clear up much overnight, according to the weather service. Showers are possible overnight Monday, and temperatures will fall to around 40.

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Re: Crazy Weather : 65 in Boston Going to Reach Close to 70 by2:30
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2013, 10:15:03 AM »
The heck with the markets and Doom. Going down to the local lake and listen to some music in the auto and take a walk.

Beautiful totally blue sky, no wind, like a day in early June except it will dark at 4:30.  Anyone who doesn't think the weather is crazy sure hasn't been in Beantown this month.

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Re: Crazy Weather
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2013, 10:20:39 AM »
It was warm and downright muggy here yesterday. I worked in my garden for a change. Carpe diem, Goldfinger.
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Re: Crazy Weather
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2013, 09:50:46 AM »
Finished my daily walk around the neighborhood a while ago - wearing a T-shirt and gym shorts.  Still, I was perspiring a little on the 2nd lap.  Checked the local Newz weather page and it was registering 79 degrees...on December 22nd.  Crazy weather in NC today.
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