More Global Records… -80 F in Alaska!!!

January 31, 2012

In all probabilities the United States just recorded it’s Coldest Temperature ever!  -81 F, but just as we reached this record cold temperature, the thermometer malfunctioned (who wouldn’t ) LOL!  The old record is -80 F, the thermometer reached -79 F.

Yep!  That’s 112 degrees below freezing!

BTW, it again illustrates that man-made Global Warming via Carbon Dioxide is/was probably overdone by the climate models.

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2012/01/30/bitter-cold-records-broken-in-alaska-all-time-coldest-record-nearly-broken-but-murphys-law-intervenes/

 

Solar Cycles Anyone???

For those who have NOT seen this, it is interesting and something George Winterling and myself have discussed for more than a decade…

Global Climate Change is MOST impacted by… The Sun!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2093264/Forget-global-warming–Cycle-25-need-worry-NASA-scientists-right-Thames-freezing-again.html

 

 

 

 


Record All-Time High at the South Pole!

December 30, 2011

Record High Temperature Recorded at the South Pole! The 24 hour Sun, seen during the South Pole Summer, along with an unusual wind allowed for the temperatures to reach +10 F !!! Breaking the old record from 1978 by 2 degrees!

Must be Global Warming!

Maybe/Maybe Not… The reality is, Greenhouse Gases have dramatically increased since 1978 and yet we are just barely cracking new record highs.   Just another piece of evidence that suggests the impact of increasing Global Warming Gases may not impact Global Temperatures as much as first suspected…

http://antarcticsun.usap.gov/features/contenthandler.cfm?id=2563


MEGA WEEKENDS CONTINUE IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA !!!

November 4, 2011

Last weekend:  Halloween, Florida-Georgia Football (all party, all the time, or so I have been told… ;))

This weekend: 

Plus, Check these articles out…

Biggest jump ever seen in Global Warming gases…

Oh, BTW, warning these are sterotypically slanted articles as they fail to mention that they are only talking about the increase in CO2 production, NOT the net CO2 change, which the writers and interviewed scientists failed to disclose…

Then they take this input increase and apply this to what would be a worst case scenario in NET CO2 increase, totally different…  Just saying, it appears very much a hyped story…

This chart actually shows the rate of change DECLINE going on when it comes to CO2 increases.  It took only 20 years (1950 to 1970) to double the yearly output of CO2, the next doubling (1970 to 2002) took 32 years.  In other words, we are quickly becoming more efficient in creating energy without increasing CO2 growth…

 

There was this…

A Crack in the Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf

Maybe we shouldn’t have been using DYNAMITE along the Pine Island Glacier ?!? 

From WIKI:  Apparently scientists have been using dynamite along the glacier…

A team from the British Antarctic Survey arrived at the ice stream on 8 December 2006 for the first of two field seasons. In the second field season, they spent three months there from November 2007 to February 2008. Work on the glacier included radar measurements and seismic surveys.[7]

Just Kidding… 😉

 

Finally, the International Space Station will be flying overhead!

Look almost straight overhead on Sunday Night at 6:25PM, a bright white light will pass from the Northwest to the Northeast…

 

 

 

 


COLD SNAP! NEON BLUE SURF! AND A CAT 3 HURRICANE!

October 1, 2011

SUPER CHILL, 20 degrees below normal!

We will be TESTING 135 year record low temperatures Sunday and Monday Morning!  The records are 43 (Sunday Morning) and 45 (Monday Morning).  The Forecast?  Both nights will drop to 47!!  Beaches will be closer to 55-60, much milder, yet as cool as they have seen since April!

I suspect that you won’t notice the chill so much Sunday Morning, as you will when you head out to work & school on Monday morning,  why?  You will sleep through most of the really cold air Sunday, but not when heading back to work/school on Monday morning!

 

NEON BLUE / RED TIDE Check this out!

Click on image to go to the CNN website for more info...

Also go here…   www.Davidhatfieldphotography.com

 

OPHELIA is going to reach out and just touch Bermuda!  Watch her slide by this weekend on radar…

Click on image to see the latest loop!

 

Stay warm and have a safe weekend!  Go Jags!

 


UPDATE: Very unlikely for Jax… See Below… UARS, heading back to Earth might be seen here in Jax…

September 23, 2011

 

UPDATE (10:00PM EDT):  UARS still BARELY hanging in there…  Only if UARS is able to remain aloft to the very latest forecast orbit (3:00 am EDT) would there be any possibility of Jax seeing it…  It would come in from the Northwest, over the Northeastern US.  Much more likely, UARS will splash crash somewhere over the Pacific.

To see LIVE where the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite is, go here…

http://spaceflightnow.com/uars/status.html

Recent estimates suggest that the FIREY return will be sometime around 11pm (+/- 3hrs) and if it happened around 11pm it would be over the Pacific Ocean (west of Chile) and it would NOT be seen in Jax.

But!

If it happens a little earlier, either on a pass around 7:15pm OR 8:50pm we could see it, if it happens exactly then…

Here’s the track to watch…

BTW, the odds of everything working out such that we will get a glimpse of this is only about 15%…


2135 days and still counting…

August 29, 2011

IRENE’S aftermath, 18 dead, $3 Billion in damage, 6 Million loose power.  This is just below what I mentioned, on-air, would happen last week...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-29/hurricane-irene-damage-deaths-flooding-losses-of-power-state-by-state.html

Click to enlarge...

MUCH, Much less than had she come in as a MAJOR hurricane.  Irene ended being a mere Category 1 hurricane at landfall in North Carolina and just a massive Tropical Storm as she pressed through the coastal areas of the Mid-Atlantic through the Northeast.

I wouldn’t call it lucky, the signs were there, even as it was unfolding…  The Hurricane was almost too massive to recover from the multiple eye-wall replacement cycles, as the “eye” collapsed, so too did the highest winds and along with that the much more extensive storm surge.

Too much hype?, “cried wolf” again?  Too soon to tell…

Forecasting Hurricanes is one thing, the reaction people have to these forecasts can be very mysterious at times.  I have seen this vary from one county/parish to the next…

With Irene hitting the North Carolina coast line, the drought of hurricanes NOT to hit the United States has ended at 1,078 days, I believe this is the longest duration to go without a hurricane directly impacting the United States since the 1870’s.

2135 days?

This is the number of days the United States has gone without being hit by a MAJOR HURRICANE, this I am fairly sure is a record drought of the most costliest/destructive / deadliest type of hurricanes…

2135 days and counting…

The last Major to hit the United States?  Wilma in October of 2005.  October 24th, 2005.  Want to keep the count?  Here’s a days calculator… http://www.timeanddate.com/date/duration.html

What about TD 12???  Well, clearly Irene has gotten a lot of peoples attention…  We will look at this tomorrow…


Getting a lot of e-mail as folks remain worried that Irene will not make the complete turn…

August 25, 2011

Hurricane Forecasting has come a long way

The computer models are continuously being tweaked with better and better results and hurricane forecasters (professional) continue to improve their interpretation of the output they produce.  In other words, the science continues to be honed and the art of interpretation is as well…

To rest assure, you can follow Irene on radar…

Click on the image above to see the latest loop.

There has been a slight westward shift in the computer tracks this morning, but since Irene is looking a little ragged, the impact on the expected coastal conditions is net-net no change…

Going to remain well out to sea from Jax…