July 2012: hottest month in U.S. history

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 7:16 PM GMT on August 10, 2012

During the 1930s, a series of epic heat waves gripped the U.S., drying up the soil in an unprecedented drought that brought about the great Dust Bowl. The most intense heat hit during July 1936, which set a record for hottest month in U.S. history that stood for 76 years. That iconic record has now fallen, bested by 0.2°F during July 2012, which is now the hottest month in U.S. history, said NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) this week. So far in 2012, we've had the warmest March on record, 3rd warmest April, 2nd warmest May, and warmest July. These remarkably warm months have helped push temperatures in the contiguous U.S. to the warmest on record for the year-to-date period of January - July, and for the 12-month period August 2011 - July 2012. Twenty-four states were record warm for that 12-month period, and an additional twenty states were top-ten warm. The past fourteen months have featured America's 2nd warmest summer (in 2011), 4th warmest winter, and warmest spring. The summer of 2012 is on pace to be a top-five warmest summer on record, and could beat the summer of 1936 as the warmest summer in U.S. history.


Figure 1. When the temperature peaked at an all-time high of 108° in Minneapolis, Minnesota on July 14, 1936, the want-ad staff at the 'St. Paul Daily News' was provided with 400 pounds of ice and two electric fans to cool the air in the press room. Photo from the Minnesota Historical Society.


Figure 2. Year-to-date temperature, by month, for 2012 (red), compared to the other 117 years on record for the contiguous U.S., with the five ultimately warmest years (orange) and five ultimately coolest years (blue) noted. The 2012 data are still preliminary. The year-to-date period of January - July was the warmest on record by a huge margin--1.0°F. Image credit: NOAA/NCDC.


Figure 3. For the fourth consecutive month, a new U.S. record for hottest 12-month period was set in July 2012. Five of the top-ten warmest 12-month periods in the contiguous U.S. since 1895 have occurred since April 2011. Image credit: NOAA/NCDC.

Most extreme January - July period on record
NOAA's U.S. Climate Extremes Index (CEI), which tracks the percentage area of the contiguous U.S. experiencing top-10% and bottom-10% extremes in temperature, precipitation, and drought, was 46% during the year-to-date January - July period. This is the highest value since CEI record-keeping began in 1910, and more than twice the average value. Remarkably, 83% of the contiguous U.S. had maximum temperatures that were in the warmest 10% historically during the first seven months of 2012, and 74% of the U.S. of the U.S. had warm minimum temperatures in the top 10%. The percentage area of the U.S. experiencing top-10% drought conditions was 20%, which was the 16th greatest since 1910. Extremes in 1-day heavy precipitation events were the 24th greatest in the 103-year record.


Figure 4. NOAA's U.S. Climate Extremes Index (CEI) for January - July shows that 2012 has had the most extreme first seven months of the year on record, with 46% of the contiguous U.S. experiencing top-10% extreme weather.

Little change to the U.S. drought during the past week
The great U.S. drought of 2012 remained about the same size and intensity over the past week, said NOAA in their weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report issued Thursday, August 9. The area of the contiguous U.S. covered by drought dropped slightly, from 63% to 62%, and the area covered by severe or greater drought stayed constant at 46%. The area of the country in the worst drought categories (extreme to exceptional drought) doubled from 10 percent last month to 22 percent this month. The extreme dryness and excessive heat devastated crops and livestock from the Great Plains to Midwest. During July, the area of the U.S. covered by moderate or greater drought was 57%, ranking as the 5th largest drought in U.S. history:

1) Jul 1934, 80%
2) Dec 1939, 60%
3) Jul 1954, 60%
4) Dec 1956, 58%
5) Jul 2012, 57%



Video 1. This is Not Cool: Peter Sinclair's July 2012 video from the Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media couples historical footage with contemporary clips and news segments. In one of the latter, for instance, NBC anchor Brian Williams opens the network’s flagship news program with the words: “It’s now official. We are living in one of the worst droughts of the past 100 years.” NASA scientist James Hansen is featured testifying about risks of “extreme droughts” in the nation’s breadbasket, and I'm featured in a few clips talking about the drought of 2012.

I'll have a new post by noon Saturday.

Wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt has a post looking back at the great Heat Wave of July 1936.

Jeff Masters


The views of the author are his/her own and do not necessarily represent the position of The Weather Company or its parent, IBM.

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Quoting sunlinepr:

interesting
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Quoting KoritheMan:

My mother has family in Laplace. Hard to believe it was so heavily damaged by Andrew, considering how well it looked three years ago.

Andrew is also a good reminder that, while rare, hurricanes can and do produce tornadoes above EF1 strength. A tornado is a tornado.


Indeed, my kids were 1 and 2 at the time and I remember holding my Breath as Lake P rose that day and evening as He slid West of us.

But he flexed enough to remind us.

And well, 05 came and made that one a blurry memory as well.

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Quoting SLU:
Since the RECON is due in the center at 12z, I doubt the NHC will upgrade before then unless there is irrefutable evidence that a TS has formed.

maybe maybe not it sure won't be the first time the NHC called storms TS before HH goes in and not really having enough evedence to back it up but it so happens to be when the HH's get there they now have the evedence


Quoting SLU:
321

WHXX01 KWBC 110027

CHGHUR

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NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

0027 UTC SAT AUG 11 2012



DISCLAIMER...NUMERICAL MODELS ARE SUBJECT TO LARGE ERRORS.

PLEASE REFER TO NHC OFFICIAL FORECASTS FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE

AND SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION.



ATLANTIC OBJECTIVE AIDS FOR



TROPICAL CYCLONE SEVEN (AL072012) 20120811 0000 UTC



...00 HRS... ...12 HRS... ...24 HRS. .. ...36 HRS...

120811 0000 120811 1200 120812 0000 120812 1200



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BAMS 13.8N 53.1W 14.4N 57.4W 15.0N 61.7W 15.3N 66.4W

BAMD 13.8N 53.1W 14.5N 55.7W 15.5N 57.9W 16.6N 59.8W

BAMM 13.8N 53.1W 14.3N 56.2W 15.1N 59.2W 15.8N 62.0W

LBAR 13.8N 53.1W 14.4N 56.8W 15.2N 60.2W 16.0N 63.5W

SHIP 30KTS 33KTS 36KTS 37KTS

DSHP 30KTS 33KTS 36KTS 37KTS



...48 HRS... ...72 HRS... ...96 HRS. .. ..120 HRS...

120813 0000 120814 0000 120815 0000 120816 0000



LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON

BAMS 15.8N 71.1W 16.3N 80.3W 16.6N 87.8W 17.7N 93.0W

BAMD 17.7N 61.6W 19.3N 64.5W 20.3N 67.7W 21.6N 70.7W

BAMM 16.5N 64.6W 17.8N 69.7W 19.1N 74.9W 20.7N 79.2W

LBAR 17.1N 66.3W 19.4N 70.9W 21.1N 74.4W 21.7N 76.4W

SHIP 39KTS 45KTS 56KTS 64KTS

DSHP 39KTS 45KTS 56KTS 64KTS



...INITIAL CONDITIONS...

LATCUR = 13.8N LONCUR = 53.1W DIRCUR = 275DEG SPDCUR = 22KT

LATM12 = 13.6N LONM12 = 48.6W DIRM12 = 272DEG SPDM12 = 22KT

LATM24 = 13.7N LONM24 = 44.6W

WNDCUR = 30KT RMAXWD = 30NM WNDM12 = 30KT

CENPRS = 1009MB OUTPRS = 1012MB OUTRAD = 120NM SDEPTH = M

RD34NE = 0NM RD34SE = 0NM RD34SW = 0NM RD34NW = 0NM



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hmm lol models say caribbean storm and disagrees with NHC's dissapation in 72 hours

if you think about it people there has got to be a reason that SHIPS take TD 7 to 64kt at the end of the run btw 64kt is what in MPH again

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Quoting txjac:
Does anyone know if 1978 was an El Nino year? I lived in Ohio at the time and we had the worst blizzard. Snow drifted up to the telephone wires ...we were stuck in the house for about two weeks ...I'll always remember that snow ...was awesome. We had to go to school on Saturday's to make up for all the snow days. My family dug a tunnel through the driveway to the road ...wish I had pictures

1978 was a cold neutral year.
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Quoting txjac:
Does anyone know if 1978 was an El Nino year? I lived in Ohio at the time and we had the worst blizzard. Snow drifted up to the telephone wires ...we were stuck in the house for about two weeks ...I'll always remember that snow ...was awesome. We had to go to school on Saturday's to make up for all the snow days. My family dug a tunnel through the driveway to the road ...wish I had pictures
1978 was a cold neutral.
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With the way T.D 7 has been organizing today it can still pull of Gordon as a 40mph storm.
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Quoting LargoFl:


We're still in low-level drought here in Martin County. Often tends to be a dry spot as we don't catch all the moisture of the extreme south and we don't get the drenching downpours of central FL. Check rain totals for Hobe Sound or Stuart for July and you'll see it never really rained here.
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738. JLPR2
Also, slightly stronger and rounder 850mb vort.



Even if TD 7 does fall apart after the islands, it is trying hard to strengthen when it has the chance.

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Quoting Patrap:


My sister was like 12 miles Sw of me in Kenner and I was near Bonnabel And Veterans Blvd, and he would call me when a Big gust was hitting them, and sure nuff about 3 minutes later it would hit us.

Laplace lost some folks from a f-3 Tornado Andrew dropped there. It tossed a Police Cruiser into a Home too.
My mother has family in Laplace. Hard to believe it was so heavily damaged by Andrew, considering how well it looked three years ago.

Andrew is also a good reminder that, while rare, hurricanes can and do produce tornadoes above EF1 strength. A tornado is a tornado.
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Quoting txjac:


Work as a waitress as most of the busboys are Spanish speaking ..I learned more from my busboy Roberto than I did in four years of Spanish in high school

I learned my Spanish form illiterate goat herders in the Andalusian mountains east of Gibraltar, then from builders and their labourers on sites over the years. My you should here the way we can sware and complain about the government in Spanish. love it all, 21 years on and I'm never going to go back to the cold damp island of the UK!
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Enhanced Infrared (IR) Imagery (4 km Mercator)

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321

WHXX01 KWBC 110027

CHGHUR

TROPICAL CYCLONE GUIDANCE MESSAGE

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

0027 UTC SAT AUG 11 2012



DISCLAIMER...NUMERICAL MODELS ARE SUBJECT TO LARGE ERRORS.

PLEASE REFER TO NHC OFFICIAL FORECASTS FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE

AND SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION.



ATLANTIC OBJECTIVE AIDS FOR



TROPICAL CYCLONE SEVEN (AL072012) 20120811 0000 UTC



...00 HRS... ...12 HRS... ...24 HRS. .. ...36 HRS...

120811 0000 120811 1200 120812 0000 120812 1200



LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON

BAMS 13.8N 53.1W 14.4N 57.4W 15.0N 61.7W 15.3N 66.4W

BAMD 13.8N 53.1W 14.5N 55.7W 15.5N 57.9W 16.6N 59.8W

BAMM 13.8N 53.1W 14.3N 56.2W 15.1N 59.2W 15.8N 62.0W

LBAR 13.8N 53.1W 14.4N 56.8W 15.2N 60.2W 16.0N 63.5W

SHIP 30KTS 33KTS 36KTS 37KTS

DSHP 30KTS 33KTS 36KTS 37KTS



...48 HRS... ...72 HRS... ...96 HRS. .. ..120 HRS...

120813 0000 120814 0000 120815 0000 120816 0000



LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON

BAMS 15.8N 71.1W 16.3N 80.3W 16.6N 87.8W 17.7N 93.0W

BAMD 17.7N 61.6W 19.3N 64.5W 20.3N 67.7W 21.6N 70.7W

BAMM 16.5N 64.6W 17.8N 69.7W 19.1N 74.9W 20.7N 79.2W

LBAR 17.1N 66.3W 19.4N 70.9W 21.1N 74.4W 21.7N 76.4W

SHIP 39KTS 45KTS 56KTS 64KTS

DSHP 39KTS 45KTS 56KTS 64KTS



...INITIAL CONDITIONS...

LATCUR = 13.8N LONCUR = 53.1W DIRCUR = 275DEG SPDCUR = 22KT

LATM12 = 13.6N LONM12 = 48.6W DIRM12 = 272DEG SPDM12 = 22KT

LATM24 = 13.7N LONM24 = 44.6W

WNDCUR = 30KT RMAXWD = 30NM WNDM12 = 30KT

CENPRS = 1009MB OUTPRS = 1012MB OUTRAD = 120NM SDEPTH = M

RD34NE = 0NM RD34SE = 0NM RD34SW = 0NM RD34NW = 0NM



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Quoting Bluestorm5:
I think the only time I know La Nina broke the rule for Raleigh NC was winter of 2010-2011. We were supposed to have a warm, dry winter... but we had a monster once in a decade storm that winter on December 26, 2010 (I was not happy with the fact that we missed our first White Christmas by a day). It snowed 14 inches in my area, which was the most in a single storm since 2000 blizzard. What a freak that storm was for rest of USA as well (DC getting 30 inches, etc).







That winter was one crazy one here in KY. We had several little winter storms, but had cooler than average temps. That led a lot of forecasters to forecaster an extremely snowy winter here later winter because it was La nina again, however last winter we barely received any snow.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
I can tell Spanish is going to be the hardest class this year, lol. Sitting here trying to memorize the alphabet in Spanish.
Its not hard its actually easy the worst part is where you need to put tildes and stuff like that.
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731. txjac
Does anyone know if 1978 was an El Nino year? I lived in Ohio at the time and we had the worst blizzard. Snow drifted up to the telephone wires ...we were stuck in the house for about two weeks ...I'll always remember that snow ...was awesome. We had to go to school on Saturday's to make up for all the snow days. My family dug a tunnel through the driveway to the road ...wish I had pictures
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dran you TD 7 i wish the nhc would have nevere name it TD 7 i do not like it when TDs dont make it too a name it kind of mess things up a little
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Tropical Depression 07L

UW-CIMSS Automated Satellite-Based
Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADT)
Version 8.1.3
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Current Intensity Analysis



UW - CIMSS
ADVANCED DVORAK TECHNIQUE
ADT-Version 8.1.3
Tropical Cyclone Intensity Algorithm

----- Current Analysis -----
Date : 10 AUG 2012 Time : 231500 UTC
Lat : 13:43:49 N Lon : 52:38:20 W


CI# /Pressure/ Vmax
3.3 /1000.9mb/ 51.0kt


Final T# Adj T# Raw T#
3.3 3.5 3.5

Center Temp : -64.6C Cloud Region Temp : -60.4C

Scene Type : UNIFORM CDO CLOUD REGION

Positioning Method : FORECAST INTERPOLATION

Ocean Basin : ATLANTIC
Dvorak CI > MSLP Conversion Used : ATLANTIC

Tno/CI Rules : Constraint Limits : NO LIMIT
Weakening Flag : OFF
Rapid Dissipation Flag : OFF

C/K/Z MSLP Estimate Inputs :
- Average 34 knot radii : N/A
- Environmental MSLP : 1014mb

Satellite Viewing Angle : 30.4 degrees




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728. JLPR2
Compared to yesterday, it looks impressive.



Compared to yesterday!
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Quoting viman:


Interesting -
Here in the islands it is usually a sign that rains ah coming... They always swarm at the street lights mostly before heavy rains. One of those "old" people things, but I have seen it proven true many times over...wait and see i say...
hope we get rain - has been really dry here and we definitely need it...
Thanks for the info tho...


You ever hear that old Native American wise tale "when you look at a moon at night and see that ring around the moon it will rain the next day"?
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Earlier from 21:15 UTC the last Low Sun Angle Viz Frame showed some Towers building

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Quoting Bluestorm5:
I think the only time I know La Nina broke the rule for Raleigh NC was winter of 2010-2011. We were supposed to have a warm, dry winter... but we had a monster once in a decade storm that winter on December 26, 2010 (I was not happy with the fact that we missed our first White Christmas by a day). It snowed 14 inches in my area, which was the most in a single storm since 2000 blizzard. What a freak that storm was for rest of USA as well (DC getting 30 inches, etc).





D.C did not get thirty inches..I remembered that storm and it was a bust for my area.You must be confused with the one the year before...
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724. txjac
Quoting DavidHOUTX:


It is also one of my favorite books :P


Mine too David!
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Quoting SLU:
Since the RECON is due in the center at 12z, I doubt the NHC will upgrade before then unless there is irrefutable evidence that a TS has formed.


Would need unanimous Dvorak classification agreement AND increased organization on satellite imagery as well as at least 1 microwave and/or ASCAT pass to confirm the better cyclonic structure. Which I would say is unlikely to happen over the next 12 hours.
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Quoting KoritheMan:

My parents remember that one well, Pat. Supposedly my mom was huddled together with me in the hall as Andrew let his fury be felt in southern Louisiana.


My sister was like 12 miles Sw of me in Kenner and I was near Bonnabel And Veterans Blvd, and he would call me when a Big gust was hitting them, and sure nuff about 3 minutes later it would hit us.

Laplace lost some folks from a f-3 Tornado Andrew dropped there. It tossed a Police Cruiser into a Home too.
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Quoting KoritheMan:

I hope he is. That's one storm I don't want to see retired, because the name's just so damn awesome.


It is also one of my favorite books :P
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Quoting JLPR2:


Ha! XD



They are not only slightly different, there are serious differences, in pronunciation and meaning. If I went to Spain, Colombia or Argentina I would have a hard time making people understand me since many things are called different even though we both would speak "Spanish". XD
Yes there are always regional differences even though we speak the same language. Same thing hapens with the English language, Australian, British, or jamaicans, they all have different accents, words and pronounciations, /
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I think the only time I know La Nina broke the rule for Raleigh NC was winter of 2010-2011. We were supposed to have a warm, dry winter... but we had a monster once in a decade storm that winter on December 26, 2010 (I was not happy with the fact that we missed our first White Christmas by a day). It snowed 14 inches in my area, which was the most in a single storm since 2000 blizzard. What a freak that storm was for rest of USA as well (DC getting 30 inches, etc).





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Spanish was never hard for.I've always scored B's and A's in that class.

BTW is chiklit cyberted's mother?.
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Quoting Patrap:
TD 7 Rainbow Loop thru 23:45 UTC



Definitely, Colder and intense convection building over the LLC and its yet to go through DMAX which could bulk it up some overnight.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Does anybody know how you become part of the National Hurricane Center's HSU? What classes to take, degrees to get, etc? I'm a sophomore now...probably time to start worrying about a job after college.


Looking at the bio information for HSU employees Link it looks like a bachelors in math or meteorology, a masters in meteorology or atmospheric science, and a doctorate in those fields as well, plus a ton of lower level experience. It is no a straight out of college job. For lower level (ie not senior members) only a masters is required.
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I'm still grawing my Goatee
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Quoting Patrap:
Don't worry, the CV season will spit out a Big Un soon nuff,and sometimes from the most unlikely parts of the Atlantic Basin.

It only takes one.



My parents remember that one well, Pat. Supposedly my mom was huddled together with me in the hall as Andrew let his fury be felt in southern Louisiana.
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713. txjac
Quoting PlazaRed:

My you really make it hard for yourself sometimes.
The Spanish alphabet is all phonetic and they only have 5 vowels A,E,I,O,U. in stead of 18 in English plus all you need to do is find a few Spanish friends and they will tell yo all.


Work as a waitress as most of the busboys are Spanish speaking ..I learned more from my busboy Roberto than I did in four years of Spanish in high school
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
I can tell Spanish is going to be the hardest class this year, lol. Sitting here trying to memorize the alphabet in Spanish.


I took the AP Spanish Language test as a junior and got a 5. Only 11.8% of non-native speakers get a 3 or higher. I am taking Spanish V this year.
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Quoting KoritheMan:


TD7 is also much smaller than Ernesto. There's that to consider.

oh yeah but it is starting to grow in size plus smaller system tend to develop much more quicker than the larger systems

Quoting Hurricanes305:


Dont understand why the NHC has it dissipating as a TS

I still don't believe in the dissipation at all just yet

Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Still racing off to the west with no change in strength.

AL, 07, 2012081100, , BEST, 0, 138N, 531W, 30, 1009, TD

well atleast it come to agreement with the 8pm NHC advisory
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Quoting KoritheMan:

I hope he is. That's one storm I don't want to see retired, because the name's just so damn awesome.
I want him to sorta be like Isaac from 2000 a strong and powerful cape verde storm that stayed away from land.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
I can tell Spanish is going to be the hardest class this year, lol. Sitting here trying to memorize the alphabet in Spanish.

My you really make it hard for yourself sometimes.
The Spanish alphabet is all phonetic and they only have 5 vowels A,E,I,O,U. in stead of 18 in English plus all you need to do is find a few Spanish friends and they will tell yo all.
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Precipitation anomalies during El Niño in (a) Summer and (b) Winter
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Don't worry, the CV season will spit out a Big Un soon nuff,and sometimes from the most unlikely parts of the Atlantic Basin.

It only takes one.



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706. viman
Quoting Patrap:


They most likely swarming as they do it annually.

THE FACTS ABOUT TERMITE SWARMS


Interesting -
Here in the islands it is usually a sign that rains ah coming... They always swarm at the street lights mostly before heavy rains. One of those "old" people things, but I have seen it proven true many times over...wait and see i say...
hope we get rain - has been really dry here and we definitely need it...
Thanks for the info tho...
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Quoting washingtonian115:
T.D 7 I need you to become Gordon so we can get to Isaac faster.I hope Isaac isn't a bust considering how weak the storms have been this year.
I hope he is. That's one storm I don't want to see retired, because the name's just so damn awesome.
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Quoting PRweathercenter:
In case anyone's interested, here was the update for today.





Report is in Spanish and then follows in English.

just skip to 3:50 for english
So here in Puerto Rico we have to be looking at the low latitude wave in mid Africa, and the one south of 93L...
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703. SLU
321

WHXX01 KWBC 110027

CHGHUR

TROPICAL CYCLONE GUIDANCE MESSAGE

NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL

0027 UTC SAT AUG 11 2012



DISCLAIMER...NUMERICAL MODELS ARE SUBJECT TO LARGE ERRORS.

PLEASE REFER TO NHC OFFICIAL FORECASTS FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE

AND SUBTROPICAL CYCLONE INFORMATION.



ATLANTIC OBJECTIVE AIDS FOR



TROPICAL CYCLONE SEVEN (AL072012) 20120811 0000 UTC



...00 HRS... ...12 HRS... ...24 HRS. .. ...36 HRS...

120811 0000 120811 1200 120812 0000 120812 1200



LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON

BAMS 13.8N 53.1W 14.4N 57.4W 15.0N 61.7W 15.3N 66.4W

BAMD 13.8N 53.1W 14.5N 55.7W 15.5N 57.9W 16.6N 59.8W

BAMM 13.8N 53.1W 14.3N 56.2W 15.1N 59.2W 15.8N 62.0W

LBAR 13.8N 53.1W 14.4N 56.8W 15.2N 60.2W 16.0N 63.5W

SHIP 30KTS 33KTS 36KTS 37KTS

DSHP 30KTS 33KTS 36KTS 37KTS



...48 HRS... ...72 HRS... ...96 HRS. .. ..120 HRS...

120813 0000 120814 0000 120815 0000 120816 0000



LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON LAT LON

BAMS 15.8N 71.1W 16.3N 80.3W 16.6N 87.8W 17.7N 93.0W

BAMD 17.7N 61.6W 19.3N 64.5W 20.3N 67.7W 21.6N 70.7W

BAMM 16.5N 64.6W 17.8N 69.7W 19.1N 74.9W 20.7N 79.2W

LBAR 17.1N 66.3W 19.4N 70.9W 21.1N 74.4W 21.7N 76.4W

SHIP 39KTS 45KTS 56KTS 64KTS

DSHP 39KTS 45KTS 56KTS 64KTS



...INITIAL CONDITIONS...

LATCUR = 13.8N LONCUR = 53.1W DIRCUR = 275DEG SPDCUR = 22KT

LATM12 = 13.6N LONM12 = 48.6W DIRM12 = 272DEG SPDM12 = 22KT

LATM24 = 13.7N LONM24 = 44.6W

WNDCUR = 30KT RMAXWD = 30NM WNDM12 = 30KT

CENPRS = 1009MB OUTPRS = 1012MB OUTRAD = 120NM SDEPTH = M

RD34NE = 0NM RD34SE = 0NM RD34SW = 0NM RD34NW = 0NM



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702. JLPR2
Quoting WeatherNerdPR:

I always thought it was more of a combover. But that's just me.
...are we seriously talking about letters with hair?


Ha! XD

Quoting atmosweather:


Depends what dialect you are learning, Latin American/Cuban/Dominican Spanish is slightly different to European Spanish.



They are not only slightly different, there are serious differences, in pronunciation and meaning. If I went to Spain, Colombia or Argentina I would have a hard time making people understand me since many things are called different even though we both would speak "Spanish". XD
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701. SLU
Since the RECON is due in the center at 12z, I doubt the NHC will upgrade before then unless there is irrefutable evidence that a TS has formed.
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T.D 7 I need you to become Gordon so we can get to Isaac faster.I hope Isaac isn't a bust considering how weak the storms have been this year.
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TD 7 Rainbow Loop thru 23:45 UTC

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Quoting PRweathercenter:
Thoses colder cold tops are forming right over the center, that's something TD 7 has never been able to do,until tonight

and you see it is already starting to take my point
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Still racing off to the west with no change in strength.

AL, 07, 2012081100, , BEST, 0, 138N, 531W, 30, 1009, TD, 34, NEQ, 0, 0, 0, 0, 1012, 120, 30, 0, 0, L, 0, , 0, 0, SEVEN, M,

Meanwhile, Gilma continues to weaken.

EP, 07, 2012081100, , BEST, 0, 193N, 1195W, 45, 1000, TS, 34, NEQ, 80, 70, 50, 60, 1010, 160, 20, 0, 0, E, 0, , 0, 0, GILMA, D,
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Telling somebody how to spend their time is a good way to waste yours. ;)


i ain't got nothing to do....
didn't take much energy
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Cat 6 lead authors: WU cofounder Dr. Jeff Masters (right), who flew w/NOAA Hurricane Hunters 1986-1990, & WU meteorologist Bob Henson, @bhensonweather