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  • Nominee to oversee NWS wants to privatize weather forecasting

    10/17/2019 3:09:18 AM PDT · by Norski · 6 replies
    Wildfire Today ^ | October 15, 2019 | Bill Gabbert
    Barry Myers is the former CEO of Accuweather NOAA NWSThe person that has been nominated to run the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which includes the National Weather Service, thinks the NWS should reduce or eliminate the weather analysis and forecasting products it makes available to taxpayers. Barry Meyers resigned from his CEO position at Accuweather, a company founded by his brother Joel, in order to improve his chances of being confirmed by the Senate and Congress to run NOAA. The executives at Mr. Meyers’ family business would like to continue receiving weather data at no charge that NOAA and...
  • The second fall nor'easter in a week could become a bomb cyclone

    10/15/2019 4:33:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 59 replies
    CNN aka communist news network ^ | 10-15-19 | Jennifer Gray
    While coastal communities in New England are still recovering from costly beach erosion due to last week's coastal storm, another one could be on the way this week -- and it's expected to intensify rapidly. Some models are even suggesting this possible nor'easter could strengthen so quickly it could become a "bomb cyclone," which generally is marked by a pressure drop of 24 millibars (a unit of pressure) within 24 hours. Winds could reach tropical storm-force (39 mph+) with even higher gusts by Wednesday
  • Temperatures in Denver dropped 64 degrees in less than 24 hours, setting a record

    10/10/2019 7:02:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | Oct. 10, 2019 | Lauren M. Johnson
    Temperatures in Colorado plunged 64 degrees on Thursday, the largest temperature drop the state has ever seen in October. It's also the 15th largest temperature drop over a two day period in Denver's history, according to the National Weather Service. At the Denver airport alone, the temperature dropped 55 degrees. CNN meteorologist Taylor Ward said at 2 p.m. on Wednesday it was 79 degrees and on Thursday at 2 p.m. the temperature read 24 degrees. The cold front moved in on Wednesday night bringing extremely gusty winds, snow, and the first freeze of the season.

    10/10/2019 9:06:50 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 32 replies
    Coeur d'Alene Press ^ | October 10, 2019 | Mike Patrick
    Add white to North Idaho’s fall colors. And don’t blame those beautiful leaves for shivering when there’s no wind. Wednesday’s high in Coeur d’Alene was only 39. Lows in the lower 20s were forecast for this morning. Better get used to it, said Press Climatologist Cliff Harris, who in 2014 predicted — in print, no less — that 2019-2020 could see record snows. “This has led to the earliest winter we’ve ever seen,” he said Wednesday after dusting off from Cd’A’s second snowfall in less than two weeks. “We had icicles on our house at 10 a.m. today,” Harris lamented....
  • Analysis of wildfire danger during the California wind event using Hot-Dry-Windy Index

    10/09/2019 2:13:52 PM PDT · by Norski · 9 replies
    Wildfire Today ^ | October 8, 2019 | Bill Gabbert
    Weather forecasters expect the wildland fire danger in some areas of California to be extreme Tuesday night and into Thursday. Strong north to northeast winds accompanied by low humidity has triggered Red Flag Warnings putting land managers on edge. PG&E is so worried it is proactively turning off the electrical power to 600,000 addresses in nearly 30 northern, central, coastal, and Bay Area counties. We consulted a fairly new fire danger forecasting tool to see how it analyzed what firefighters will be faced with for the next few days. The Hot-Dry-Windy Index (HDW) is described as being very simple and...
  • September 2019 tied as 2nd hottest on record for U.S.

    10/08/2019 10:31:38 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    NOAA ^ | 10/08/19 | NOAA
    Despite being the start of meteorological autumn, September felt more like a summer swelter across much of the contiguous United States. The month was also drier than normal, but 2019 continued its soggy stretch with the wettest January through September period (YTD) ever recorded. The U.S. also experienced four new weather disasters since May, each exceeding $1 billion: Hurricane Dorian, Tropical Storm Imelda, a southern/eastern severe weather outbreak, and flooding of the Arkansas River that impacted Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Here are more highlights from NOAA’s latest monthly U.S. Climate Report: Climate by the numbers September 2019 The average temperature...
  • Gila River community wary of ADOT I-10 widening plan

    10/07/2019 6:25:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The SanTan Sun News ^ | October 4, 2019 | Kevin Reagan
    Severio Kyyitan was awoken one recent morning by a thunderous thumping that reverberated through the walls of his home. It might be an earthquake, he thought, until he looked outside and discovered a pack of wild horses running by his property on the Gila River Indian Community. Animals have free reign on the reservation, he said, and that’s the way Kyyitan likes it. He’s hopeful state officials will keep wildlife in mind as they plan a possible widening of Interstate 10 through the reservation. “We know it’s a need,” Kyyitan said, adding that he doesn’t want the project to interfere...
  • Baldwin County cotton thriving in heat wave [AL]

    10/01/2019 10:16:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies ^ | 10/01/2019 | Staff
    SUMMERDALE, Ala. (WALA) - The fall harvest in summer-like heat continues in Baldwin County. Having tackled his peanuts in Robertsdale last week, farmer Tim Mullek is now focusing his efforts on cotton. It's been growing for 5 months and is ready for picking. "We haven't had a rain in 5 weeks. So all these bolls -- almost every boll -- has opened with no rain in it," explained Mullek. The conditions may be bone dry, but there's no shortage of the white fluffy stuff. "When you pick cotton… the lint needs to be dry and the seeds need to crack....
  • Scientists are sprinkling millions of tiny glass beads on glaciers (snip)

    09/26/2019 1:55:21 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 126 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/26/2019 | JAMES PERO
    A newly devised type of silica bead could help save melting glaciers from the onslaught of climate change, scientists say. The innovative new approach, developed by a company called Ice911, employs minuscule beads of 'glass' which are spread across the surface layer of glaciers. There they help to reflect light beating down on them and slow what has become a tremendous pace of melt throughout the last several years. 'I just asked myself a very simple question: Is there a safe material that could help replace that lost reflectivity?' Found of Ice911, Leslie Field, told Mother Jones. What they landed...
  • Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid row over Greta Thunberg as he calls climate activist, 16, ‘unstable’

    09/25/2019 10:36:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Sun ^ | September 25, 2019 | Aletha Adu
    Greta, 16, shed tears on Monday during a passionate speech at the UN Climate Summit, as she slammed world leaders for "stealing my childhood". The youngster has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, selective mutism and OCD. During a debate on Good Morning Britain, Piers said he felt "uncomfortable" during her speech, knowing she has come from a "damaged background which should not be ignored". But co-host Susanna said she found it difficult listening to Piers having a go at her. She said: "I find it very uncomfortable you criticising her. I think describing her as 'unstable' it is very unfair."...
  • The truth about Democrats’ climate chamber

    09/09/2019 2:09:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 8, 2019 | Miranda Devine
    Joe Biden’s bleeding eye at the Democrats’ marathon “climate crisis” town hall on CNN is as good an omen as any of the political curse of eco-catastrophism. From banning cheeseburgers and plastic straws to aborting babies in poor countries, the swivel-eyed climate zealotry of the 10 Democratic front-runners has just rendered them unelectable. It’s extraordinary the candidates were gullible enough to be lured into what clearly was an ambush by puppet youth climate activists from the shadowy Sunrise Movement and Sunrise boasted afterward that it engineered the seven-hour talkfest, bypassing the DNC’s refusal to hold an official climate debate....
  • Ocasio-Cortez tweets video of damage caused by Dorian: 'This is what climate change looks like'

    09/09/2019 1:21:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/03/19 | OWEN DAUGHERTY
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) retweeted a video showing the extent of the damage already caused by Hurricane Dorian as it ravaged the Bahamas over the past few days. In her post, the freshman lawmaker writes that the video “is what climate change looks like; it hits vulnerable communities first.” “I can already hear climate deniers screeching: “It’s always been like this! You’re dim,” etc,” she wrote. “No. This is about science & leadership. We either decarbonize&cut emissions, or we don’t & let people die.” The minute-long video showed flyover shots of Abaco in the Bahamas with the pilot pointing out...
  • Latest on Hurricane Dorian live: Where is Hurricane Dorian now? (Full live coverage)

    09/05/2019 11:41:58 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    ABC 11 Raleigh-Durham ^ | September 5, 2019 | ABC 11
    Channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham is broadcasting continuous regional coverage of the hurricane: Where is Hurricane Dorian now? (Full live coverage) Link to Free Republic Hurricane Dorian Live Thread II

    09/03/2019 4:08:48 AM PDT · by topher · 13 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 2am EDT Sept 3 2019
  • Former Canadian PM says she's 'rooting for a direct hit' of Hurricane Dorian on Mar-a-Lago

    08/30/2019 6:51:03 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7:42 a.m. ET Aug. 30, 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Former Canadian Prime Minister Kim Campbell said Thursday that she wished for Hurricane Dorian to make a "direct hit" on President Trump's Mar-a-Lago club in Florida. The strengthening storm churned over the warm, open waters of the Atlantic on Thursday, upgrading to Category 2 strength late in the day, with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph, the National Hurricane Center reported. Forecasts showed Dorian tracking toward Florida's east coast — prompting Trump to warn Dorian "will be BIG!" Forecasters believe the storm will strengthen into a Category 3 hurricane by Friday, and stay well east of the southern and central...
  • Tropical Storm Dorian could hit Florida as a Category 2 hurricane

    08/28/2019 6:03:27 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 28, 2019 | TIFFINI THEISEN
    Tropical Storm Dorian strengthened overnight as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were warned to brace for hurricane conditions with possible heavy rains and “life-threatening" flash floods today, the National Hurricane Center said in its 8 a.m. Wednesday update. The storm is expected to grow in size and could hit Florida as a Category 2 hurricane by late Sunday or early Monday. Overnight, winds picked up to 60 mph as the storm made its expected northwest turn, and a hurricane watch was issued for Puerto Rico, Vieques, Culebra, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. President Trump declared an emergency Tuesday...
  • Florida is within 5-day forecast cone of Tropical Storm Dorian, now expected to reach Puerto Rico...

    08/27/2019 5:52:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 43 replies
    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 27, 2019 (8:03 AM EDT) | BRETT CLARKSON and TONYA ALANEZ
    Although Tropical Storm Dorian’s five-day forecast cone now reaches South Florida, its effects will be felt by the time it nears Puerto Rico, where a hurricane watch and and tropical storm warning were issued early Tuesday. At 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dorian was located about 15 miles southeast of St. Lucia — or about 1,500 miles from South Florida — with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and moving toward the northwest at 13 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. According to the latest update, Dorian is forecast to have winds close to, but below, hurricane strength during the next...
  • Will TD #5 become Hurricane/TS Dorian or Erin (NHC/NOAA Link)

    08/24/2019 12:08:40 PM PDT · by topher · 53 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 24-Aug-2019
    [If you have plans near/after Labor Day, they may be impacted as this storm that may hit the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico, especially Florida] Possible affected areas: Florida, Florida Keys, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba, Mexico, and theUS Gulf Coast (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama) NOAA/NHC link to Storm System
  • Earth's future in being written in fast-melting Greenland [Fake News Fear mongering]

    08/20/2019 8:02:18 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 33 replies
    NBC MONTANA ^ | 8/20/19 | Seth Borenstein
    Greenland is where Earth's refrigerator door is left open, where glaciers dwindle and seas begin to rise.... Summer this year is hitting the island hard with record-shattering heat and extreme melt. Scientists estimate that by the end of the summer, about 440 billion tons of ice — maybe more — will have melted or calved off Greenland's giant ice sheet. Helheim glacier, for example, has shrunk about 6 miles (10 kilometers) since scientists visited in 2005.
  • Wealth Tames ‘Extreme’ Weather

    08/16/2019 4:18:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | August 16, 2019 | H, Sterling Burnette
    Hard data, collected over decades, show no increase in the frequency or severity of hurricanes over the past century. Additionally, droughts are not more common, severe, or of greater length. In fact, as climate researcher Roger Pielke, Jr. recently reported, May 15, 2019, marked “the first time in the record that [more than] 90 percent of the US has experienced conditions of NO drought.”In recent decades, flooding has become more common in some places, while it has declined in other regions. Yet evidence indicates manmade land alterations, such as channelizing streams and rivers and filling areas with impervious surfaces (concrete, buildings, and parking lots)...