Daily Archives: April 29, 2011

Friday Funny – science safety run amok

I learned how to make and use gunpowder in the fifth grade thanks to my home chemistry set. KNO3 + S + C = boom! I happily and safely (I have all my digits) made my own fireworks for the … Continue reading

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NOAA: Preliminary analysis of April 27-28 tornado outbreak makes it the 3rd deadliest so far

National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) map below shows tornado tracks logged by NEXRAD Doppler Radar NOAA’s preliminary estimate is that there were 211 tornadoes on April 27-28, 2011. During the multi-day period of April 26-28, The National Weather Service (NWS) … Continue reading

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The folly of linking tornado outbreaks to “climate change”

In times of tragedy, there always seems to be hucksters about trying to use that tragedy to sell a position, a product, or a belief. In ancient times, tragedy was the impetus used to appease the gods and to embrace … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change, Current News, Disaster, Opinion, thunderstorms, tornadoes, Weather | Tagged , , , , , | 69 Comments

Never let a good crisis go to waste: tornado deaths blamed on lawmakers opposed to climate legislation

Further Update: Turns out I was hoping for too much.  Brad Johnson found at least three scientists eager to be quoted in his follow up article:  Kevin Trenberth, Michael Mann, and Gavin Schmidt.  The quotes from these top scientists are … Continue reading

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Aqua satellite images tornado damage path

Mike Smith of meteorological musings writes: Brown Gashes on an Otherwise Green Earth You’ll want to click to enlarge this image. This from the AQUA earth-monitoring satellite. These tornadoes were so large they left visible brown gashes on the Alabama … Continue reading

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Satellite based radar images April 28th tornado outbreak

From: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center TRMM Satellite sees massive thunderstorms in severe weather system The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission or TRMM satellite again flew over severe thunderstorms that were spawning tornadoes over the eastern United States on April 28 and … Continue reading

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