Daily Archives: August 2, 2010

July average maxima in San Francisco coolest since 1971

Supposedly Mark Twain once asserted: “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” This July was cold, and Twain’s quote? Well, read on. My friend Jan Null, former lead forecaster for the NWS in California, is … Continue reading

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Climatologists consensus on global warming: poll sample size 79

From the Hockey Schtick: The 97% “Consensus” is only 76 Self-Selected Climatologists The graphic [directly above] comes via our friends at skepticalscience, assuring us that while 97% of “climate scientists think that global warming is ‘significantly’ due to human activity,” a … Continue reading

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NOAA to Issue Updated Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Here’s the last NOAA release on hurricane season:  NOAA Expects Busy Atlantic Hurricane Season from May 27, 2010. Now an update is coming. Still busy? We’ll see. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Susan Buchanan 301-713-0622 August 2, 2010 MEDIA ADVISORY NOAA to … Continue reading

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25 years ago today: an event that changed meteorology and aviation

The 25th Anniversary of the Crash of Delta 191 By Mike Smith of Meteorological Musings. ( a video and reconstruction follows – Anthony) At 9:30am this morning, a long-overdue memorial to the victims of Delta Flight 191 was dedicated at … Continue reading

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Mallory and Irvine on Everest: Did extreme weather cause their disappearance?

Via Eurekalert and the “climate doesn’t kill people, weather does” department Research considers role of weather in historic Everest tragedy Their legend has inspired generations of mountaineers since their ill-fated attempt to climb Everest over 80 years ago, and now … Continue reading

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NOAA graphs: 62% Of Continental US Below Normal In 2010

By Steve Goddard This map below is from the NOAA High Plains Regional Climate Center and shows the continental USA as “departure from normal for Jan1st, 2010 to July 31, 2010: Source: http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/products/maps/acis/YearTDeptUS.png We keep hearing from NOAA and in … Continue reading

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