X class flare CME arrival updated

From Spaceweather.com The CME launched toward Earth by yesterday’s X-flare is moving faster than originally thought. Analysts at the Goddard Space Weather Lab have revised their forecast accordingly, advancing the cloud’s expected arrival time to 09:17 UT (5:17 am EDT) on Saturday, July 14th. Weekend auroras are likely. About these ads

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Coldest July in history for Anchorage?

From the Alaska Dispatch and the weather is not climate unless it’s 100 degrees outside department comes this report: Could this be the coldest July in history for Anchorage? According to the National Weather Service, Anchorage, Alaska is experiencing record cold temperatures this month. Usually July is Anchorage’s hottest month, but it’s been warmer the…

After pointing out an airplane got stuck in heat softened asphalt, Al Gore misses the fact that many of the surface temperatures used in climate come from airports

From Al’s Journal, some seriously dysfunctional thinking using props he doesn’t understand. Al brings attention to the fact that at Washington Reagan National Airport some tarmac asphalt got soft on a hot day, and the tires sunk into it a bit…making it a monumental event in his world of “weather is now climate”context. Al Gore…

Friday Funny Bonus – the company you keep

Post Climategate, we’ve seen a fall of sorts lately. Papers like Gergis et al are retracted for errors, then we have Michael Oppenheimer’s trainwreck of claiming climate change induced crop failures will drive Mexican climate refugees into the United States by the millions, that got knocked over by the simplest scientific scrutiny. Then of course…

Of Simple Models, Seasonal Lags, and Tautochrones

Guest post by Joeseph H. Born Many of us laymen were fascinated by Willis Eschenbach’s recent post that touched on how insensitive to oscillation period the phase lag between insolation and temperature is. But the comments to that post closed shortly after Joel Shore advised us that “the more relevant equations for the sort of…