Earth's 4th Warmest September on Record; 32 Billion-Dollar Disasters so far in 2013

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:26 PM GMT on October 25, 2013

September 2013 was the globe's 4th warmest September since records began in 1880, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The year-to-date period of January - September has been the 6th warmest such period on record. September 2013 global land temperatures were the 6th warmest on record, and global ocean temperatures were the 4th warmest on record. September 2013 was the 343nd consecutive month with global temperatures warmer than the 20th century average. Global satellite-measured temperatures in September 2013 for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were 11th or 3rd 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 September 2013 in his September 2013 Global Weather Extremes Summary.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for September 2013, the 4th warmest September for the globe since record keeping began in 1880. Record warmth was observed across most of Australia and part of central Asia, as well as part of southwestern Canada. Most of central and northern North America, northern Europe, and much of central and southern Asia were much warmer than average. Cooler and much-cooler-than-average temperatures occurred across much of central and eastern Russia, along with most of eastern Europe and western Greenland. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) .

The five billion-dollar weather disasters of September 2013
Five billion-dollar weather-related disasters hit the Earth during September 2013, bringing the world-wide tally of these disasters so far in 2013 to 32, according to the September 2013 Catastrophe Report from insurance broker Aon Benfield. This is the third highest yearly total for the globe since accurate disaster records began in 2000, according to Senior Scientist Steve Bowen of Aon Benfield. The record highest was 40 billion-dollar disasters in 2010. For comparison, during all of 2012, there were 27 billion-dollar weather disasters; the tally in 2011 was 35 (adjusted for inflation.) The U.S. total so far in 2013 is seven.




Disaster 1. The most damaging billion-dollar weather disaster of September was in Mexico, where Hurricane Manuel made two landfalls along Mexico's Pacific coast. Flooding from Manuel's torrential rains caused $4.2 billion in damage and left 169 people dead or missing. According to EM-DAT, the International Disaster Database, this was the second most expensive weather-related disaster in Mexican history, behind the $6 billion in damage (2013 dollars) wrought by Hurricane Wilma in October 2005. In this aerial view, we see the landslide triggered by Hurricane Manuel's rains that killed 43 people in La Pintada, México, on September 19, 2013. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty)


Disaster 2. Super Typhoon Usagi made landfall near Shanwei, China on September 22, 2013 as a Category 2 typhoon with 110 mph winds, after skirting the Philippines and Tawian. The storm killed at least 37 people and did $3.8 billion in damage. Property damage was widespread in five Chinese provinces as Usagi damaged at least 101,200 homes. This radar image of Usagi shows that the typhoon had multiple concentric eyewalls as it approached landfall. Image credit: weather.com.cn.


Disaster 3. Record rainfall of 8 - 15" triggered historic flash flooding across in Colorado September 11 - 12, 2013, killing at least nine people and doing $2 billion in damage. The most significant damage occurred in Boulder, Larimer and El Paso counties after several major rivers and creeks crested at all-time highs. The Office of Emergency Management reported that nearly 20,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in addition to thousands of businesses and other structures. One person was also killed by flooding in New Mexico. In this image, we see damage to Highway 34 along the Big Thompson River, on the road to Estes Park, Colorado. Image credit: Colorado National Guard.


Disaster 4. Category 1 Hurricane Ingrid weakened to a tropical storm with 65 mph winds before hitting Mexico about 200 miles south of the Texas border on September 16, 2013. Ingrid's heavy rains triggered flooding that killed 23 and did $1.5 billion in damage, making the storm the 7th costliest tropical cyclone in Mexican history. In this image, we see Tropical Storm Manuel and Hurricane Ingrid laying siege to Mexico on September 15, 2013. Tropical Storm Manuel came ashore on the Pacific coast near Manzanillo on the afternoon of September 15, and Ingrid followed suit from the Atlantic on September 16. Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory.


Disaster 5. A series of killing freezes during the second half of September led to extensive agricultural damage in central Chile. A state of emergency was declared after farmers reported that frigid air had destroyed 61% of stoned fruit crops, 57% of almonds, 48% of kiwi crops, and 20% of table grapes. Heavy damage to vineyards also affected wine productivity. Total damage was estimated at $1.15 billion.

Neutral El Niño conditions continue in the equatorial Pacific
For the 18th month in row, September 2013 featured neutral El Niño conditions in the equatorial Eastern Pacific. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) expects neutral El Niño conditions to last the Northern Hemisphere spring of 2014, as do the large majority of the El Niño models. 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 October 21, and have been +0.1 to -0.4°C from average since April 1, 2013.

Arctic sea ice falls to 6th lowest September extent on record
Arctic sea ice extent during September was 6th lowest in the 35-year satellite record, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). This was the largest September extent since 2009, and a nice change of pace from last year's all-time record retreat. The Arctic sea ice reached its minimum extent for the year on September 13, and has now begun re-freezing.

New "Tipping Points" episode, "Dangerous Rise of Oceans", airs Saturday at 9 pm EDT/8 pm CDT
“Tipping Points”, a landmark 6-part TV series that began last Saturday on The Weather Channel, airs for the second time on Saturday night, October 26, at 9 pm EDT. The new episode, "Dangerous Rise of Oceans", goes on an expedition from the Great Southern Ocean to the Great Barrier Reef and Tuvalu, to explore the changing currents and oceans that are driving extreme storms, sea surge and changing the landscape of many small South Pacific communities. The series is hosted by polar explorer and climate journalist Bernice Notenboom, the first woman to climb Mt. Everest and walk to the North and South Poles. In each episode, Notenboom heads off to a far corner of the world to find scientists in the field undertaking vital climate research to try to understand how the climate system is changing and how long we have to make significant changes before we reach a tipping point--a point of no return when our climate system will be changed irreversibly.


Figure 2. "Tipping Points" host Bernice Notenboom visits the Heron Island Research Station on Australia's Great Barrier Reef during Saturday's new episode, "Dangerous Rise of Oceans."

I'll be back with a new blog post on Monday. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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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1617. hydrus
11:48 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1591. TheGreatHodag:
So what's the gist with the models showing a possible storm in the caribbean in a week?
Mornin Dag I was waiting to see what the latest GFS. There is still the potential for a significant system.
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1615. beell
3:08 AM GMT on October 28, 2013

02Z Surface
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1614. sunlinepr
3:02 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1609. Pallis:
Shush now. You are starting to look like a conspiracy theorist. Just because the Federal government has the ability to watch you pick at boogers in your back yard does not mean they can do anything right, or morally right. OK you're probably right, it is a set up for the insurance industry. I am naming the next storm Bandy if it hits Florida.

Pallis, there is not much substance in my comment... I was joking, due to my experience about who is in charge here, for me..... the time i spent in my constant analysis of different models during this season... has deceptioned me... finding that each run has a different scenario...
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1613. GrandCaymanMed
2:59 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1601. sunlinepr:


Wrong, very wrong...

Models have proven to be in charge...

in charge of us that spend so many hours looking at them


I am a model for the beer belly pageant. You just said models are in charge. By transitive property, I'm in charge.
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1612. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
2:57 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
1611. sunlinepr
2:56 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
I don't know, but looks like we are going to get really wet...

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1610. Astrometeor
2:54 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1583. TigerFanOrl:
As you all worship at the foot of Dr. Masters and climate change, global warming, or whatever it is called today, I would hope that each of you are aware that neither the good doctor or any other man in this world can explain this world's changes or why God does what he does. This world's climate has fluctuated constantly for millions of years so don't buy the kool-aid, the Jim Jones' of meteorology pours you. As each of you try and avoid the disasterous hurricane's that have certainly ramped up due to global warming, or not, don't forget who is truly in charge of this world.


As a Christian, I tend to take the more deist route of the religion, and that is that God created this world and its Physics laws and then left Earth to us to use and to be good caretakers. Clearly we are failing. And so I wholeheartedly disagree with your post. Sorry.

On-topic: I was really hoping that Raymond would be able to scratch and claw the rest of the way back up to Cat. 3. Would've been an epic comeback, almost as good as Nadine.
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1609. Pallis
2:49 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1601. sunlinepr:


Wrong, very wrong...

Models have proven to be in charge...

in charge of us that spend so many hours looking at them
102hrs hurricane on GOM
new run
102 hrs hurricane disappeared
new run
102 hrs hurricane in panhandle
new run
"due to government closeaout runs will be limited to 0 hrs"
....
....
...
Shush now. You are starting to sound like a conspiracy theorist. Just because the Federal government has the ability to watch you pick at boogers in your back yard from near space does not mean they can do anything right, or morally right. OK, you're probably right, it is a set up for the insurance industry. I am naming the next storm Bandy if it hits Florida. When I can not get information here, I turn to other countries with pretty good results. It also helps to know people in a lot of states.
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1608. GeoffreyWPB
2:47 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1603. Pallis:
I should probably take time to give thanks too. When you were bickering with Patrap the other day, I felt that you were constants, always swirling , swirling, with words flying. It gave me a warm fuzzy feeling like bacon wrapped venison backstrap, conch chowder, beer battered cajon shrimp, with homemade tater salad made with Duke's mayo and boar's head deli mustard. I love a good argument. I really appreciate everyone's input, even if it seems like I don't. That is just my personality.


Can that be on the menu tomorrow?
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1607. GeoffreyWPB
2:43 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
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1606. VAbeachhurricanes
2:38 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Kori what was your stance in the theological debate?
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1605. Civicane49
2:32 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
HURRICANE RAYMOND DISCUSSION NUMBER 33
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP172013
800 PM PDT SUN OCT 27 2013

THE RAPID INTENSIFICATION PHASE THAT RAYMOND UNDERWENT DURING
THE PAST 24 HOURS HAS PROBABLY ENDED. THE CLOUD PATTERN ASSOCIATED
WITH THE CYCLONE REMAINS WELL ORGANIZED...CONSISTING OF A NEARLY
CIRCULAR CENTRAL DENSE OVERCAST AND A CLOUD-OBSCURED EYE. HOWEVER A
SHARP EDGE TO THE DEEP CONVECTION OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN QUADRANT
IS SUGGESTIVE OF INCREASING SOUTH-SOUTHWESTERLY SHEAR. THE DVORAK
T-NUMBER FROM TAFB AT 0000 UTC WAS 5.0...AND ADT VALUES HAVE
RECENTLY LEVELED OFF AROUND THAT VALUE. BASED ON THESE DATA...THE
INITIAL INTENSITY IS RAISED TO 90 KT.

RAYMOND IS IN THE PROCESS OF TURNING SHARPLY POLEWARD...AND THE
INITIAL MOTION ESTIMATE IS 340/08. THE HURRICANE IS EXPECTED TO
TURN NORTHWARD AND SLOW DOWN SOON...IN RESPONSE TO A SIGNIFICANT
BREAK IN THE SUBTROPICAL RIDGE CREATED BY AN A MIDDLE- TO UPPER-
TROPOSPHERIC TROUGH APPROACHING THE CYCLONE FROM THE NORTHWEST. THE
LATTER FEATURE SHOULD CAUSE RAYMOND TO TURN NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD IN
36 TO 48 HOURS WHILE IT WEAKENS...WITH THE TRACK GUIDANCE FAIRLY
TIGHTLY CLUSTERED THROUGH THAT TIME. THE FORWARD MOTION COULD SLOW
TO A CRAWL AFTER 48 HOURS...AND INCREASING SPREAD IN THE MODEL
SOLUTIONS MAKES CONFIDENCE IN THE TRACK FORECAST LOW. THE ONLY
CHANGE TO THE PREVIOUS NHC TRACK PREDICTION IS A SMALL SHIFT TO THE
RIGHT...TOWARD THE ECMWF/GFS SOLUTIONS. THIS IS A LITTLE TO THE
EAST OF THE LATEST MULTI-MODEL CONSENSUS.

RAYMOND WILL BE MOVING OVER GRADUALLY DECREASING SEA SURFACE
TEMPERATURES DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. THIS...ALONG WITH A
SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN SOUTHWESTERLY SHEAR ASSOCIATED WITH THE
AFOREMENTIONED TROUGH SHOULD RESULT IN A WEAKENING TREND WITHIN 12
TO 24 HOURS. ACCORDING TO THE GLOBAL MODELS...THE PERSISTENCE AND
STRENGTH OF THE SHEAR SHOULD CONTRIBUTE TO A RAPID DECOUPLING OF
THE CYCLONE IN ABOUT TWO DAYS. THIS WOULD LEAD TO A VERY QUICK
DEMISE AFTER THAT TIME...WITH RAYMOND LIKELY DEGENERATING INTO A
REMNANT LOW BY 72 HOURS OR PERHAPS SOONER.


FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 28/0300Z 15.3N 116.8W 90 KT 105 MPH
12H 28/1200Z 16.1N 117.0W 80 KT 90 MPH
24H 29/0000Z 17.1N 117.0W 70 KT 80 MPH
36H 29/1200Z 17.8N 116.9W 55 KT 65 MPH
48H 30/0000Z 18.3N 116.6W 40 KT 45 MPH
72H 31/0000Z 18.6N 116.3W 30 KT 35 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
96H 01/0000Z 18.6N 116.3W 20 KT 25 MPH...POST-TROP/REMNT LOW
120H 02/0000Z...DISSIPATED

$$
FORECASTER KIMBERLAIN
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1604. Civicane49
2:32 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
BULLETIN
HURRICANE RAYMOND ADVISORY NUMBER 33
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP172013
800 PM PDT SUN OCT 27 2013

...RAYMOND LIKELY NEAR PEAK STRENGTH...
...EXPECTED TO WEAKEN WHILE TURNING NORTHWARD ON MONDAY...


SUMMARY OF 800 PM PDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...15.3N 116.8W
ABOUT 690 MI...1115 KM SW OF THE SOUTHERN TIP OF BAJA CALIFORNIA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...105 MPH...165 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...NNW OR 335 DEGREES AT 9 MPH...15 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...972 MB...28.70 INCHES
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1603. Pallis
2:31 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1551. KoritheMan:


I spent like four years debating theology over at another forum. You tend to incorporate a lot of terminology into your vernacular. :)

Good evening, btw.
I should probably take time to give thanks too. When you were bickering with Patrap the other day, I felt that you were constants, always swirling , swirling, with words flying. It gave me a warm fuzzy feeling like bacon wrapped venison backstrap, conch chowder, beer battered cajon shrimp, with homemade tater salad made with Duke's mayo and boar's head deli mustard. I love a good argument. I really appreciate everyone's input, even if it seems like I don't. That is just my personality.
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1602. Dakster
2:31 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1580. sunlinepr:


120hrs... On target....



What about Wal-Mart?
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1601. sunlinepr
2:30 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1599. GrandCaymanMed:

I'm in charge. Remember the weather always does the opposite of my wish casts.


Wrong, very wrong...

Models have proven to be in charge...

in charge of us that spend so many hours looking at them
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1600. Relix
2:27 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1539. sunlinepr:
Mona passage Hurricane in 372 hrs


wow what the heck where does this come from? o.0.

Its nearly 3 weeks out, so its definitely not happening, but some hints there for a November system.
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1599. GrandCaymanMed
2:25 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1588. sunlinepr:


Being Curious....Who's is in charge?


I'm in charge. Remember the weather always does the opposite of my wish casts.
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1598. beell
2:23 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1590. 1900hurricane:
00Z updated surface analysis for Europe. The surface trough rounding the main low is entering the English Channel now. Surface winds should noticeably pick up with the sharpening of gradient as the trough passes through the Channel.



May not be as strong as some of the earlier forecasts.
Can't find much over 50 knots in the Channel. But as your map indicates, the tightest gradient may be over land-along the northern coast of France.

And another surface map link with 500mb heights overlaid-courtesy of barbamz.

Link

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1597. GrandCaymanMed
2:22 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1583. TigerFanOrl:
As you all worship at the foot of Dr. Masters and climate change, global warming, or whatever it is called today, I would hope that each of you are aware that neither the good doctor or any other man in this world can explain this world's changes or why God does what he does. This world's climate has fluctuated constantly for millions of years so don't buy the kool-aid, the Jim Jones' of meteorology pours you. As each of you try and avoid the disasterous hurricane's that have certainly ramped up due to global warming, or not, don't forget who is truly in charge of this world.


I'm very serious when I tell you, thanks for the laugh. This is one of the funniest comments I have read on wunderground. Thank you, sir, and may God Bless you for giving me a great laugh. *Hugs and Kisses*
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1596. PanhandleChuck
2:22 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1583. TigerFanOrl:
As you all worship at the foot of Dr. Masters and climate change, global warming, or whatever it is called today, I would hope that each of you are aware that neither the good doctor or any other man in this world can explain this world's changes or why God does what he does. This world's climate has fluctuated constantly for millions of years so don't buy the kool-aid, the Jim Jones' of meteorology pours you. As each of you try and avoid the disasterous hurricane's that have certainly ramped up due to global warming, or not, don't forget who is truly in charge of this world.


Amen
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1594. 1900hurricane
2:13 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Ugh...
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1592. GatorWX
2:10 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1582. GTstormChaserCaleb:
Hurricane Sandy then and now.



Picture coutesy of cnn.com


Going there next week! No matter what anyone says, I think that one surprised them a lot. The mayor and the the govt knew, but I think most of the people had no idea the type of storm they were dealing with, NY and NJ. They are lucky the storm lost all tropical characteristics prior to approaching the coast. Imagine a full fledged hurricane hitting NYC with that pressure.
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1591. TheGreatHodag
2:10 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
So what's the gist with the models showing a possible storm in the caribbean in a week?
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1590. 1900hurricane
2:10 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
00Z updated surface analysis for Europe. The surface trough rounding the main low is entering the English Channel now. Surface winds should noticeably pick up with the sharpening of gradient as the trough passes through the Channel.

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1589. Neapolitan
2:09 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1583. TigerFanOrl:
As you all worship at the foot of Dr. Masters and climate change, global warming, or whatever it is called today, I would hope that each of you are aware that neither the good doctor or any other man in this world can explain this world's changes or why God does what he does. This world's climate has fluctuated constantly for millions of years so don't buy the kool-aid, the Jim Jones' of meteorology pours you. As each of you try and avoid the disasterous hurricane's that have certainly ramped up due to global warming, or not, don't forget who is truly in charge of this world.
People are certainly free to believe what they wish, but I'll personally put a knowledgeable scientist up against an imaginary deity any time.
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1588. sunlinepr
2:08 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1583. TigerFanOrl:
don't forget who is truly in charge of this world.


Being Curious....Who's is in charge?

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1586. GeoffreyWPB
2:07 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
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1585. Neapolitan
2:05 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
For those interested, the sun is in the midst of a still-growing X-Class flare, the first in several days...
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1584. KoritheMan
2:04 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1583. TigerFanOrl:
As you all worship at the foot of Dr. Masters and climate change, global warming, or whatever it is called today, I would hope that each of you are aware that neither the good doctor or any other man in this world can explain this world's changes or why God does what he does. This world's climate has fluctuated constantly for millions of years so don't buy the kool-aid, the Jim Jones' of meteorology pours you. As each of you try and avoid the disasterous hurricane's that have certainly ramped up due to global warming, or not, don't forget who is truly in charge of this world.


XD
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1583. TigerFanOrl
2:03 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
As you all worship at the foot of Dr. Masters and climate change, global warming, or whatever it is called today, I would hope that each of you are aware that neither the good doctor or any other man in this world can explain this world's changes or why God does what he does. This world's climate has fluctuated constantly for millions of years so don't buy the kool-aid, the Jim Jones' of meteorology pours you. As each of you try and avoid the disasterous hurricane's that have certainly ramped up due to global warming, or not, don't forget who is truly in charge of this world.
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1582. GTstormChaserCaleb
2:00 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Hurricane Sandy then and now.



Picture coutesy of cnn.com
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1581. GeoffreyWPB
1:59 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1574. KoritheMan:


Don't get logical, Jeff. You don't want to crush their dreams... do you?


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1580. sunlinepr
1:59 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1572. GeoffreyWPB:
Any models showing something 120 hours or less?


120hrs... On target....

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1579. KoritheMan
1:57 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1578. VAbeachhurricanes:


God... what a debby downer


Wouldn't be me without it. :)
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1578. VAbeachhurricanes
1:56 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1574. KoritheMan:


Don't get logical, Jeff. You don't want to crush their dreams... do you?


God... what a debby downer
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1577. GTstormChaserCaleb
1:55 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1570. ColoradoBob1:
%u201CThe Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said while Ganjam receives on an average 111 mm rainfall in October, this time it received 740 mm rainfall during and after the tropical cyclone Phailin, causing flood situation in the district. Overall, the state received 277 per cent higher rainfall in October, the weather office data said.

Link
As of August this year, Cherrapunjee, India has received a whopping 252.4 inches of rain. I wonder how far it is located from Ganjam?



Link
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1576. beell
1:55 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1567. GTstormChaserCaleb:
So anyone seen what the NOGAPS has been showing lately? :P


The NOGAPS has not been showing anything since February.
;-)
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1575. KoritheMan
1:55 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1573. ColoradoBob1:
When you folks chase these storms , you need to follow what they cost .
Example A -
The Calgary floods were the most expensive event Canada history.


I actually agree. I've never been storm chasing before; made plans to for Isaac, but it kindly came to me instead.

But if I did, I'd keep up with the damage and the gravity of the situation in the affected areas.

Actually, wait. I do that anyway. :)
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1574. KoritheMan
1:54 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1572. GeoffreyWPB:
Any models showing something 120 hours or less?


Don't get logical, Jeff. You don't want to crush their dreams... do you?
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1573. ColoradoBob1
1:54 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
When you folks chase these storms , you need to follow what they cost .
Example A -
The Calgary floods were the most expensive event Canada history.
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1572. GeoffreyWPB
1:53 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Any models showing something 120 hours or less?
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1571. GTstormChaserCaleb
1:48 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
aspectre is that you I see liking comments?
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1570. ColoradoBob1
1:43 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
“The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said while Ganjam receives on an average 111 mm rainfall in October, this time it received 740 mm rainfall during and after the tropical cyclone Phailin, causing flood situation in the district. Overall, the state received 277 per cent higher rainfall in October, the weather office data said.

Link
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1569. KoritheMan
1:40 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1568. GTstormChaserCaleb:
Looks like somebody didn't shave. :P


Uh... yeah...

o_O
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1568. GTstormChaserCaleb
1:39 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
Quoting 1566. KoritheMan:
I hate when these stations randomly stop updating:





Trying to archive these on a frequent basis to assist in finding tropical waves during my personal Tropical Cyclone Reports.

Ugh.
Looks like somebody didn't shave. :P
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1567. GTstormChaserCaleb
1:37 AM GMT on October 28, 2013
So anyone seen what the NOGAPS has been showing lately? :P
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