July 2013: Earth's 6th Warmest July on Record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:20 PM GMT on August 21, 2013

July 2013 was the globe's 6th warmest July since records began in 1880, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). NASA rated it the 10th warmest July on record. The year-to-date period of January - July has been the 6th warmest such period on record. July 2013 global land temperatures were the 8th warmest on record, and global ocean temperatures were the 5th warmest on record. July 2013 was the 341st consecutive month with global temperatures warmer than the 20th century average. Global satellite-measured temperatures in July 2013 for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were 10th or 8th warmest in the 35-year record, according to Remote Sensing Systems and the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH), respectively. Wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, has a comprehensive post on the notable weather events of July 2013 in his July 2013 Global Weather Extremes Summary. The big stories that he highlights are the extraordinary heat waves in the central portion of Russia’s Arctic region and in eastern China. Both heat waves were unprecedented for their respective locations. Extreme heat has killed at least 40 people in China since July 1. Also, Greenland measured its hottest temperature on record July 30th when the mercury hit 25.9°C (78.6°F) at Maniitoq Mittarfia during an unusually strong local wind event called a foehn.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for July 2013, the 6th warmest July for the globe since record keeping began in 1880. Most of the world's land surfaces were warmer than average during July. The United Kingdom and Australia had their 3rd warmest July temperatures on record, and South Korea and New Zealand, their 4th warmest July. Parts of the central and southeastern United States, small regions across northern Canada, eastern Greenland, and parts of Mongolia and eastern Russia were cooler than average. Far northwestern Canada and part of the eastern United States were much cooler than their long-term averages. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) .

Six billion-dollar weather disasters in July
Six billion-dollar weather disasters hit Earth during July. The most damaging of these were in China: the on-going drought in Central and Eastern China that has cost $6 billion this year, and significant flooding across nearly every section of China between the 7th and 17th, which left 305 people dead or missing, and cost $4.5 billion. The world-wide tally of billion-dollar weather disasters so far in 2013 is nineteen, and the U.S. total is five, according to the July 2013 Catastrophe Report from insurance broker Aon Benfield:

1) Flooding, Central Europe, 5/30 - 6/6, $22 billion
2) Drought, Brazil, 1/1 - 5/31, $8.3 billion
3) Drought, Central and Eastern China, 1/1 - 7/31, $6.0 billion
4) Flooding, Calgary, Alberta Canada, 6/19 - 6/24, $5.3 billion
5) Tornado, Moore, OK, and associated U.S. severe weather, 5/18 - 5/22, $4.5 billion
5) Flooding, China, 7/7 - 7/17, $4.5 billion
7) Flooding, Indonesia, 1/20 - 1/27, $3.31 billion
8) Flooding, Australia, 1/21 - 1/30, $2.5 billion
9) Tornadoes and severe weather, U.S., 5/26 - 6/2, $2 billion
9) Severe weather, Midwest U.S., 3/18 - 3/20, $2 billion
11) Winter weather, Europe, 3/12 - 3/31, $1.8 billion
12) Drought, New Zealand, 1/1 - 5/10, $1.6 billion
12) Severe weather, U.S., 4/7 - 4/11, $1.6 billion
14) Flooding, Toronto, Canada, 7/8, $1.45 billion
15) Flooding, China, 6/29 - 7/3, $1.4 billion
15) Flooding, China, 7/21 - 7/25, $1.4 billion
17) Flooding, Argentina, 4/2 - 4/4, $1.3 billion
18) Flooding, India and Nepal, 6/14 - 6/18, $1.1 billion
19) Winter weather, Plains, Midwest, Northeast U.S., 2/24 - 2/27, $1.0 billion


Figure 2. Heavy flood waters sweep through Beichuan in southwest China's Sichuan province on July 9, 2013. Rainfall amounts as high as 1,150 millimeters (45.3 inches) of rain fell in the Dujiangyan region, triggering Sichuan Province's worst floods in at least 50 years. Flooding in China from July 7 - 17, 2013 cost at least $4.5 billion. Image credit: AFP/Getty Images.

Neutral El Niño conditions continue in the equatorial Pacific
For the 16th month in row, neutral El Niño conditions existed in the equatorial Pacific during July 2013. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) expects neutral El Niño conditions to last though the fall, and the large majority of the El Niño models also predict that neutral conditions will last through the fall of 2013. Temperatures in the equatorial Eastern Pacific need to be 0.5°C below average or cooler for three consecutive months for a La Niña episode to be declared; sea surface temperatures were 0.4°C below average as of August 19, and have been +0.1 to -0.4°C from average since April 1, 2013.

Arctic sea ice falls to 5th lowest July extent on record
Arctic sea ice extent during July was 5th lowest in the 35-year satellite record, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Arctic sea ice extent maintained a steady, near-average pace of retreat through the first half of August, making it very unlikely that the record low minimum extent observed in September 2012 will be surpassed this year. Nevertheless, there are extensive areas of low-concentration ice, even in regions close to the North Pole.

Quiet in the Atlantic
There are no tropical disturbances of note in the Atlantic today. None of the computer models is calling for tropical cyclone formation in the Atlantic during the coming week. In the Eastern Pacific, there is a tropical disturbance (94E) about 600 miles southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico that is growing more organized. In their 8 am EDT Wednesday Tropical Weather Outlook, NHC gave the disturbance a 60% of developing by Friday, and a 90% chance of developing by Monday. The GFS and European models predict that 94E will become Tropical Storm Ivo and pass close to the coast of Baja California over the weekend.


Video 1. Most spectacular weather video of July: a tornado in Milan, Italy on July 29 hurls huge amounts of debris against the office building the video was taken from. The photographer is lucky the building's windows didn't shatter and seriously injure him. Jason Samenow at the Capital Weather Gang has more videos and details on the event.

Jeff Masters


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1790. WeatherInterest
2:36 PM GMT on August 25, 2013
Where do you stand-Al Gore climate change caused by us) or Joe Bastardi(mother nature)
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1789. beell
2:33 PM GMT on August 25, 2013
Quoting 1778. whitewabit:
there has been a NEW BLOG up for an hour ..


Something ain't working right.
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1788. WeatherInterest
2:31 PM GMT on August 25, 2013
Joe Bastardi ‏@BigJoeBastardi
The current heightened period of hurricanes for the east coast has 5-7 more years to run, then its back to the 60s-80s as amo cools

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1787. WeatherInterest
2:30 PM GMT on August 25, 2013
Joe Bastardi ‏@BigJoeBastardi
Very similar look to 1999 season which sent Dennis, Floyd and then Irene (1999)
along east coast

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1786. WeatherInterest
2:30 PM GMT on August 25, 2013
Joe Bastardi ‏@BigJoeBastardi
US East coast may be threatened Sept 5-12 as pattern ripens to pull in what will become a much more African wave pattern for a few weeks

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1785. WeatherInterest
2:29 PM GMT on August 25, 2013
Joe Bastardi ‏@BigJoeBastardi
MJO swinging into phases that after plains heat wave, will set hurricane season off. Natural, forecastable occurrences.

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1784. WeatherInterest
2:29 PM GMT on August 25, 2013
Joe Bastardi ‏@BigJoeBastardi
NYT ignorant of facts and arrogant to believe they are exposing issue we all have been waiting for, with this cycle, similar to 1950s

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1783. WeatherInterest
2:28 PM GMT on August 25, 2013
Joe Bastardi ‏@BigJoeBastardi
For years, many hurricane forecasters have been warning about the return of hurricanes to east coast. So now its climate change?

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1782. WeatherInterest
2:28 PM GMT on August 25, 2013
Joe Bastardi ‏@BigJoeBastardi
NYT complicit in pushing misinformation about hurricanes. Sandy is FAR LESS than worst case for NYC, e 1938 hurricane 75 miles further west

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1781. WeatherInterest
2:27 PM GMT on August 25, 2013
Joe Bastardi doesn't believe these super storms like Sandy are caused by Global climate change. Where do you stand?
Joe Bastardi ‏@BigJoeBastardi 2h
The Next Hurricane, and the Next http://nyti.ms/16XtYKB
This is nonsense. Current not yet nearly as bad as 1950s!


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1780. PensacolaDoug
10:40 AM GMT on August 23, 2013
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1779. PensacolaDoug
10:39 AM GMT on August 23, 2013
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1778. whitewabit
4:03 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
there has been a NEW BLOG up for an hour ..
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1776. PanhandleChuck
3:55 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1703. SouthernIllinois:
not giving up on my seaside condo bid in antarctica....don't worry. might have to wait a lil longer tho cuz i requested the 8th floor. figured I would be high enough from the sea rises then....


Good to see you have a plan Nat, you should be able to sit out on your balcony in January and get a wicked sweet tan!
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1775. Xulonn
3:40 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1661. SouthernIllinois:

TOTALLY hear ya. As an example Chicago official station was near the lake from the late 1880's till about 1950. Then the moved it to O'hare...which is inland about 15 miles. 15 miles away from the lake breeze makes a HUGE difference. It is very usual to see sticky temps in the low 90's inland and upper 70's near North Ave beach or Navy Pier. As they say up there...always cooler near the lake.
C'mon Natalie, surely you are aware that climate scientists know that temperature recording station siting is an issue and absolutely and positively account for it. And they certainly do not categorize them by their name, but their precise location. So your Chicago two different stations would be treated as two different locations. The myth of "biased temperature readings due to the siting of recording thermometers" is a climate denialist talking point supported and promoted by the fossil fuel denialist disinformation campaign, and I'm surprised that you fall for such obvious denialist claptrap.

You seem to be pretty intelligent, so I'm sure you can comprehend the below info from SkepticalScience.com. In fact, there are three discussions there - basic, intermediate and advanced. But don't visit the Skeptical Science website unless you want facts and scientific reality - you will lose a lot of credibility if you read it and then come back and post the same myths. However, I have faith in you and believe that you are actually interested in learning, and not just trying to be part of the AGW/GW denialist in-crowd here at Dr. Master's blog. You are are welcome to join the scientific realists here - no exclusions - you just need a desire to continue learning about science and what it teaches us. We're a bit more serious and not a bunch of happy, clappy, fun-seeking weather nerds (although some of the climate-science crowd are also weather nerds and enjoy tracking and trying to understand tropical weather as well.)

Quoting SkepticalScience.com:
The skeptic argument: Temp record is unreliable!!
"We found [U.S. weather] stations located next to the exhaust fans of air conditioning units, surrounded by asphalt parking lots and roads, on blistering-hot rooftops, and near sidewalks and buildings that absorb and radiate heat. We found 68 stations located at wastewater treatment plants, where the process of waste digestion causes temperatures to be higher than in surrounding areas.
In fact, we found that 89 percent of the stations – nearly 9 of every 10 – fail to meet the National Weather Service’s own siting requirements that stations must be 30 meters (about 100 feet) or more away from an artificial heating or radiating/reflecting heat source." (Watts 2009)

What the science says...
Numerous studies into the effect of urban heat island effect and microsite influences find they have negligible effect on long-term trends, particularly when averaged over large regions.

The goal of improving temperature data is something we can all agree on and on this point, the efforts of Anthony Watts and Steve McIntyre are laudable. However, their presupposition that improving temperature records will remove or significantly lower the global warming trend is erroneous.

Adjusting for urban heat island effect: When compiling temperature records, NASA's GISS goes to great pains to remove any possible influence from urban heat island effect. They compare urban long-term trends to nearby rural trends. They then adjust the urban trend so it matches the rural trend. The process is described in detail on the NASA website.

They found in most cases, urban warming was small and fell within uncertainty ranges. Surprisingly, 42% of city trends are cooler relative to their country surroundings as weather stations are often sited in cool islands (a park within the city). The point is they're aware of UHI and rigorously adjust for it when analyzing temperature records.

Other lines of evidence for rising temperatures - the surface temperature trends are also confirmed from multiple, independent sources: Surface temperature analysis by NASA GISS finds strong agreement with two independent analyses by CRU's Global Temperature Record and NCDC.

Weather balloon measurements have found from 1975 through 2005, the global mean, near-surface air temperature warmed by approximately 0.23°C/decade.

Satellite measurements of lower atmosphere temperatures show temperature rises between 0.16°C and 0.24°C/decade since 1982.

Ice core reconstructions found the 20th century to be the warmest of the past five centuries, confirming the results of earlier proxy reconstructions.

Sea surface temperatures, borehole reconstructions and ocean temperatures all show long-term warming trends.

Reanalysis data sets also show the same warming trend. A ‘reanalysis’ is a climate or weather model simulation of the past that incorporates data from historical observations. Reanalysis comparisons by Vose et al. (2012) and Compo et al. (2013) find nearly identical global surface warming trends as in the instrumental record.

A paper by Anderson et al. (2012) also created a new global surface temperature record reconstruction using 173 records with some type of physical or biological link to global surface temperatures (corals, ice cores, speleothems, lake and ocean sediments, and historical documents). The study compared their reconstruction to the instrumental temperature record and found a strong correlation between the two.


Remember that there is not a single established and respected scientific society, organization or association in the entire world that does not accept AGW/CC as a scientific reality. Unfortunately, many WU-per denialists seem to be unable to read about and understand climate science, and sadly, continue to spout soundly dis-proven denialist myths, urban legends and non-scientific opinions that have no basis in reality. The rest of the world has moved on, and climate science now studies AGW/CC and doesn't waste time "debating" its reality - because it is real. To use a legal analogy, AGW/CC has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt by a preponderance of evidence.
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1774. 7544
3:26 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
dry air in the atlantic seems to be slowly fading sill 9 days left till sept so i could see 1 strom forming before the end of this month but watch out for sept and watch the numbers play catch up time imo
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1773. whitewabit
3:22 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
new blog people !!!
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1772. PityDAFool
3:20 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
No low level reflection with the GOM mass of colorful clouds.
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1771. cardinalcyn
3:20 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Hope we get some rain today!!! Rained all around me yesterday , just not in my area.
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1770. PityDAFool
3:17 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
The GOM Blob appears to be waning now.
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1769. pcola57
3:17 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1735. AussieStorm:


I wouldn't say it was "good" more like oh what the !!!


Agreed Aussie..
I've never seen this report before..
By saying "Good stuff" I meant informative and un-biased..
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1767. Grothar
3:15 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1763. SouthernIllinois:

That's what my photographer keeps telling me. ;)



Oh, please!!!!!!
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1766. ScottLincoln
3:15 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1736. jpsb:
Well I think one thing that we can agree with, which is at this point an indisputable fact, is that the computer models predicting an increase in atmospheric temperature were wrong since there has been no warming for 15 years.
Your loaded claim gets ignored from the get-go, because your "no warming for 15 years" is false. The only way it can be fudged into being true is if you completely ignore natural variability and start from the hottest months of an outlier year, and instead of doing true linear regression, you just cherry pick the start and end points to draw the line.
This is a massive fail even for introductory statistics.
Quoting 1736. jpsb:

...for the pro AGW people a lot of "the science" was the ... computer models.

No, this is not remotely accurate. The fact that you believe it to be true says not alot about climate science and quite a bit about you lack of climate science understanding.
Quoting 1736. jpsb:

One a personal note, July and this August seems unusually cool to me here in S.E. Texas

Hope you are enjoying the nice weather in Texas.
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1765. redwagon
3:14 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1669. seer2012:


It looks like it may be starting to spin.


Is the panhandle blob moving West?
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1764. Grothar
3:14 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1758. seer2012:

Where else can you "sit down" at a table and have interaction with hundreds of people,each with their own idiotsyncracies and push buttons that trip their trigger.? Definitly some interesting personal dynamics go on here. Some folks here need deliverance!


"Hallelujah".

I just never understood why people would deliberately want to hurt perfect strangers.
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1762. LAbonbon
3:13 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1706. AussieStorm:


Did you watch part 1 and part 2, is the information contained in this program known over there?


WOW - thanks for posting. I watched parts 1 and 2. I have not seen this information, maybe others have.

Major surprises:

1) CoRexit + crude = 52x the toxicity
2) take a dip in the Gulf, and it's absorbed in your skin

Remaining questions - what about the seafood??? Lots of people here eat Gulf seafood on a regular basis.

I can't begin to say how angry this video has made me. I'm thinking emails to my Congressional delegation are in order.

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1761. matara28
3:12 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1760. SouthernIllinois:

So glad. You had me worried there for a minute!!!


You worried for nothing.
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1759. matara28
3:09 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1756. SouthernIllinois:

I hope I make it better! Oh no, it's much BETTER now. The quality has risen exponentially. The predictions are great! I must politely disagree with you if that is okay. ;)


It's ok.
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1758. seer2012
3:08 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1737. Grothar:


The one good thing about the Internet, is that you can find someone to hate much faster than you could before.

Where else can you "sit down" at a table and have interaction with hundreds of people,each with their own idiotsyncracies and push buttons that trip their trigger.? Definitly some interesting personal dynamics go on here. Some folks here need deliverance!
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1757. Naga5000
3:08 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1736. jpsb:



Well I think one thing that we can agree with, which is at this point an indisputable fact, is that the computer models predicting an increase in atmospheric temperature were wrong since there has been no warming for 15+ years. And sadly for the pro AGW people a lot of "the science" was the (failed) computer models. One a personal note, July and this August seems unusually cool to me here in S.E. Texas


Untrue. "Global temperature is currently tracking the lower end of the temperature range predicted by the latest generation of climate models used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - and scientists have speculated about the reasons why.

But as a counter-example, research just published in the journal Nature Geoscience provides an example of one model getting it spot-on. The paper compares a Met Office climate forecast made in 1999 against actual temperature data up to 2012 - and shows they match to within a few hundredths of a degree." Link

Some models over exaggerated land warming while under preforming on ocean temps, some models were spot on.
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1755. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:07 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
1753. matara28
3:06 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1727. TampaSpin:


matara28 will take that personal....LOL


No. It amuses me, becasue the quantity of bloggers increased, but the quality decreases rapidly. Everyone make predictions and reads models but 90% of the forecasts are for a parallel universe.
Not to mantion that are so many arrogants. This blog was way more authentic a few years ago.
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1752. Grothar
3:05 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1746. 69Viking:


LMAO, how true! Some people just like pick and poke, I guess it's in their nature. Now command your GOM Blob to go East or NE please!


I'll narrow it down for you. I expect it to move anywhere from the keys to Guatemala.
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1751. Tazmanian
3:05 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL
500 AM PDT THU AUG 22 2013

FOR THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC...EAST OF 140 DEGREES WEST LONGITUDE..



OTHER SYSTEMS WITH FORMATION POTENTIAL BEYOND 48 HOURS...

AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE COULD FORM SOUTH OF THE SOUTHERN COAST OF
MEXICO BY EARLY NEXT WEEK...AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR
CONDUCIVE FOR SOME DEVELOPMENT. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE...NEAR
0 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48
HOURS...AND A LOW CHANCE...20 PERCENT...OF BECOMING A TROPICAL
CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.



the E PAC is on a roll this year
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1750. Bluestorm5
3:04 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Off to meteorology classes now.
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1749. GTstormChaserCaleb
3:03 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
1964 Dora, many including myself would have thought that this one was going OTS:



1964 finished with 12 Tropical Storms, 6 Hurricanes, and 6 Major Hurricanes. It also was a weak La Nina season. Cleo became the first hurricane on August 21, 1964. That year saw 3 Major Hurricanes make landfall in FL. (Cleo, Dora, and Isbell.)

Link
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1748. NEFLWATCHING
3:03 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1712. SouthernIllinois:

Are you talking about the feature or this blog?

Yes. And thank you for asking!
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1747. AussieStorm
3:01 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting Grothar:


The one good thing about the Internet, is that you can find someone to hate much faster than you could before.


I just look in the mirror. :-(
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1746. 69Viking
3:01 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1737. Grothar:


The one good thing about the Internet, is that you can find someone to hate much faster than you could before.


LMAO, how true! Some people just like pick and poke, I guess it's in their nature. Now command your GOM Blob to go East or NE please!
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1745. jpsb
3:00 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting 1667. AussieStorm:
Can someone check this link to see if the video if available and let me know. Cheers...

Video
Linked worked for me, slow but it worked
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1744. AussieStorm
3:00 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Quoting Bobbyweather:

Does it mean it's La Nina now?




No, but if it continues, we could soon be.

Negative IOD remains the key Australian climate influence

Issued on Tuesday 13 August 2013

The El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) clearly remains in the neutral phase despite some indicators (e.g. eastern Pacific sea surface temperatures, Southern Oscillation Index (SOI) and cloudiness near the Date Line) approaching La Nina thresholds at times in recent months.
Climate models surveyed by the Bureau of Meteorology indicate further cooling of waters in the tropical Pacific is unlikely. Hence, the current ENSO-neutral conditions are expected to continue through the austral spring and into summer.

In the tropical Indian Ocean, sea surface temperature patterns remain consistent with a negative Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) event. The IOD index has been below the threshold value of -0.4C since mid-May, though values have eased back over the past three weeks. The majority of climate models expect this negative IOD event to persist until at least mid-spring. A negative IOD during winter-spring increases the chances of above-average rainfall over southern Australia, while over parts of northern Australia it increases the chance of higher humidity. A negative IOD can also contribute to below-average mean sea level pressure (MSLP) over Darwin, which may in turn raise the value of the SOI.
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1743. rmbjoe1954
2:59 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
The Atlantic Hurricane season is a late bloomer this year. I expect mid-September through late October to be extremely busy out there and on this blog.
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1742. 69Viking
2:59 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
Trough going off the East coast doesn't appear strong enough to take our GOM Blob off to the NE. Need that next trough to get moving and pick it up so we can have a dry weekend.

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1740. stormpetrol
2:59 PM GMT on August 22, 2013
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