Category Archives: Weather

Claim: Australia drying caused by greenhouse gases

But the paper ignores land use and land cover change From NOAA Headquarters and the “its the evil gases wot dun it and nothing else” department, comes more modeling madness via another poorly written press release by Monica Allen monica.allen@noaa.gov that doesn’t … Continue reading

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Posted in Land use land cover change, Modeling, Rainfall | 88 Comments

Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded

Story submitted by Eric Worrall Antarctica continues to defy the global warming script, with a report from Meteo France, that June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded, at the French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station.

Posted in Antarctic, records | 160 Comments

‘Unusual weather we’re having, aint it?’

The title of this post is a famous quote from the cowardly lion in the 1939 movie the Wizard of Oz. Readers may remember this film was one of the very first to show “climate disruption” manifesting itself as extreme … Continue reading

Posted in Curious things, Rainfall, records, Weather | 78 Comments

NASA satellites see Neoguri grow into a super typhoon

From July 4 to July 7 Tropical Cyclone Neoguri strengthened from a tropical storm into a supertyphoon. NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites passed over the rapidly intensifying storm and provided forecasters with visible, infrared and microwave data on the powerful … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Weather | 31 Comments

A comment on Hurricane Arthur by Joe Bastardi

I was corresponding quite a bit with Anthony after he let me share my weatherbell.com post on WUWT. (See: Bastardi: ‘potential nightmare.. a tropical cyclone coming at the outer banks on the July 4 weekend’ ) Much of it was … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Opinion, Weather | 55 Comments

Track Hurricane Arthur live

Latest radar images and tracking maps: 

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New imagery of Arthur

International Space Station Captures Image of Arthur Looking out the window of the International Space Station, astronauts spotted a sprawling mass of clouds. The clouds were just beginning to take shape as the first tropical storm of the 2014 season … Continue reading

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Latest projection shows Hurricane Arthur battering the Outer Banks on the Fourth of July

WeatherBell’s Joe Bastardi writes in with an update. Arthur is predicted to reach hurricane strength and have strong winds. The Fourth of July for the outer banks looks dire. Storm surge will also be a huge factor if the storm … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Arthur – There Is Nothing Unusual About the Sea Surface Temperatures Off the East Coast of the U.S.

UPDATE (July 2, 2014): See the correction at the end of the post. # # # This post was prepared in anticipation of the usual nonsense we hear whenever a tropical storm or hurricane forms and is expected to strike … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Sea Surface Temperature | 23 Comments

Latest image of Tropical Storm Arthur shows it getting organized

As we mentioned yesterday, Tropical Storm Arthur is likely to become hurricane Arthur and threaten the Outer Banks of North Carolina on the Fourth of July, one of the busiest holidays there. A potential nightmare scenario. NASA’s Earth Data page … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Weather | 42 Comments

Bastardi: ‘potential nightmare.. a tropical cyclone coming at the outer banks on the July 4 weekend’

UPDATE: Latest GFDL model output suggests Bastardi could be right, see below. UPDATE2: New information from Bastardi here shows 4th of July nightmare is shaping up to be true. The Case for Rapid Development Feedback of a Potential Tropical Storm: … Continue reading

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A trifecta of uncertainty: study finds global precipitation is increasing, decreasing, & not changing

This story from the Hockey Schtick is a verification of an analysis on WUWT from Bob Tisdale: No Consensus among Three Global Precipitation Datasets According to a paper published today in Atmospheric Science Letters, global precipitation has either decreased, increased, or … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Rainfall, Uncertainty | 47 Comments

Why would climate skeptics hold a conference in HOT Las Vegas?

That is a question that I’m sure is on a lot of people’s minds as they wonder if they should attend. It seems like the sort of thing warmists would do – go someplace hot, talk about how hot it … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Climate News, records, UHI, Weather | 69 Comments

The ‘strawman’ albedo effect

From ETH Zurich , something that actually makes sense. Straw albedo mitigates extreme heat Wheat fields are often tilled immediately after the crop is harvested, removing the light-coloured stubble and crop residues from the soil surface and bringing dark bare … Continue reading

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A wall to wall crazy idea – build a ‘great wall’ in the USA to prevent tornadoes

From World Scientific Publishing Co. and the International Journal of Modern Physics comes this insane idea; build 300 meter (984 feet) high “great walls” in the midwest to break up the flow patterns. Riiiigght. We can’t even build a wall … Continue reading

Posted in Bad science, GLOC, Ridiculae, tornadoes | 87 Comments

Study: Weather pattern changes cause regional weather extremes

From the University of Exeter  and the depart of ‘climate not mentioned’ comes this bit that fits in with what most operational meteorologists already know: the circumpolar vortex is a strong influence on weather events. Regional weather extremes linked to … Continue reading

Posted in Vortex, Weather | 48 Comments

Climate Change, Heat Waves, and Adaptation

By Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels The main idea, as it is portrayed, driving the Obama administration’s pursuit of carbon dioxide regulations is that climate change is leading to all manner of bad things. Pointing to concrete … Continue reading

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Dual tornadoes on the ground in Nebraska

Stunning photo of dual tornadoes within a mile of each other on June 16th, 2014 Photo taken by stormchaser Matt Coker. Click image for full size.

Posted in tornadoes, Weather | 51 Comments

Claim: ‘Arctic amplification’ has actually reduced the risk of cold extremes in the Northern Hemisphere

From the University of Exeter Arctic warming linked to fewer European and US cold weather extremes, new study shows Climate change is unlikely to lead to more days of extreme cold, similar to those that gripped the USA in a … Continue reading

Posted in Arctic, Cold wave, extreme weather, Weather | 52 Comments

350.org can’t connect consecutive years, much less ‘connect the dots’

You just have to laugh. In their zeal to make the current drought situation all about their irrational CO2 fears, Bill McKibben’s 350.org tweeted this ridiculous comparison of before and after at California’s Folsom Reservoir, near me. Only problem is, … Continue reading

Posted in 350.org connect the dots, Drought, ENSO, Ridiculae, Weather | Tagged , | 59 Comments

Stunning Frontal Cloud at Sea

I thought readers might enjoy this photo. This frontal cloud formed from a northeast wind shift and lifting of humid ocean air enough to cool it below the dew point. The cold air acts a bit like the leading edge … Continue reading

Posted in clouds, Weather | 33 Comments

NOAA reaches out to the blogosphere

UPDATE: NOAA has corrected the typos in the illustrations at the new reanalysis intercomparison website. # # # # # NOAA opened two new blogs recently…and a new reanalysis intercomparison website, with a plethora of ENSO-related illustrations.

Posted in ENSO, hurricanes, NOAA | 22 Comments

Farmers Insurance Group pulls the plug on idiotic ‘weather is climate’ lawsuit

From the Insurance Journal: Insurer mysteriously withdraws high-profile lawsuit for climate damages in Chicago flooding case Evan Lehmann, E&E reporterClimateWire: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Farmers Insurance Co. has withdrawn its lawsuit against Chicago for climate-related flooding, marking an abrupt end … Continue reading

Posted in extreme weather, flooding, Ridiculae | 57 Comments

New paper: man-made aerosols have had a net cooling effect since beginning of industrial revolution

More aerosols, means more clouds, which means cooler temperatures. Now that we are cleaning up aerosols worldwide, this may explain why the Earth is getting slightly warmer – more sunlight reaches the surface A paper published today in Science claims … Continue reading

Posted in Aerosols, clouds, feedbacks | 52 Comments

They actually spent money studying this: Hurricanes with female names more deadly than male-named storms

From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the department of bad baby names, something sure to piss off somebody, somewhere. In the coming Atlantic hurricane season, watch out for hurricanes with benign-sounding names like Dolly, Fay or Hanna. According … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Weather | 119 Comments

Which is responsible for more U.S. deaths — Excessive Heat or Excessive Cold?

Dr. Indur Goklany writes: Earlier today on WUWT in the post, UHI and Heat Related Mortality, a researcher from Arizona claims that, “Extreme heat is the leading weather-related killer in the United States.”  I am afraid that this piece of … Continue reading

Posted in Cold wave, Economy-health, heat wave | 63 Comments

To President Obama: Let’s just assume for a moment we have a climate crisis

As we start hurricane season today, we note the unprecedented 3142 day drought of major hurricane landfalls, shattering a record that goes back to the year 1900. Guest essay by Paul Driessen Despite clear evidence to the contrary, president Obama … Continue reading

Posted in hurricanes, Modeling, Opinion, Politics | 40 Comments

The White House gets a case of Mann-Tijander syndrome

WUWT readers may recall: Upside-Side Down Mann and the “peerreviewedliterature” at Climate Audit. Steve McIntyre wrote then: “…there isn’t a shred of doubt that Mann et al 2008 used these proxies upside down from the Tiljander interpretation. “ It seems the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Polar Vortex, snowfall, Weather | 79 Comments

Still ice on Lake Superior – never before seen to this extent in the satellite era

IceAgeNow writes: As of today, 27 May 2014, Lake Superior ice cover stands at 4.3% – the greatest level of ice seen on this date, not only on Lake Superior, but on all of the Great Lakes since modern satellite … Continue reading

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First Major Hurricane in the Eastern Pacific Ocean of 2014

The first tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season grew into a major hurricane as Hurricane Amanda reached Category 4 status on the Saffir-Simpson scale over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. NASA and NOAA satellites watched as Amanda developed … Continue reading

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‘Extreme Weather’ – Before CO2 was being blamed for political points

Imagine the wailing about ’caused by climate change’ if this happened today. From NOAA: This Month in Climate History: May 27, 1896, St. Louis Tornado What remains the third most deadly tornado in U.S. history struck St. Louis, Missouri, on … Continue reading

Posted in extreme weather, tornadoes, Weather | 25 Comments

NOAA predicts near-normal or below-normal 2014 Atlantic hurricane season

From NOAA: El Niño expected to develop and suppress the number and intensity of tropical cyclones In its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a near-normal or below-normal season. The main driver of … Continue reading

Posted in Forecasting, hurricanes, Weather | 38 Comments

Tweaking the climate models: Researchers show emissions from forests influence very first stage of cloud formation

Clouds are the largest source of uncertainty in present climate models. Much of the uncertainty surrounding clouds’ effect on climate stems from the complexity of cloud formation. New research from scientists at the CLOUD experiment at CERN, including Carnegie Mellon’s … Continue reading

Posted in clouds, Modeling, Weather | 67 Comments

Solar wind to lightning strike link discovered

From the Institute of Physics: High-speed solar winds increase lightning strikes on Earth Scientists have discovered new evidence to suggest that lightning on Earth is triggered not only by cosmic rays from space, but also by energetic particles from the … Continue reading

Posted in Cosmic rays, lightning, Solar, Spaceweather, Weather | 55 Comments

Dueling press releases over tropical storm latitude shift – one hyped, one not

A couple of days ago NYT’s Andrew Revkin took exception to the use of the word “collapse” in headlines surrounding the paper suggesting that Antarctic ice sheets were in “imminent unstoppable collapse” there’s lots of hype surrounding this, and even … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, hurricanes, Weather | 46 Comments