Tag Archives: Tropical cyclone

Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential – It’s All in the Presentation

UPDATE: If you’d like to contribute to the Philippine Red Cross you can do so here. # # # The warm-looking image on the left in Figure 1 is of tropical cyclone heat potential for the Northwest Pacific. It made … Continue reading

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Atlantic Hurricane Season Quietest in 45 Years

Image Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) – National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) By WUWT Regular Just The Facts From the Insurance Journal: “The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season looks set to go down as a big washout, marking the … Continue reading

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A ‘head scratcher’ – No Atlantic Hurricane by August in First Time in 11 Years

Where are all the hurricanes Al Gore, Bill McKibben, Joe Romm, and Brad Johnson say are supposed to happen due to global warming? Article includes most recent forecast from Klotzbach and Gray Bloomberg News: August is about to end without … Continue reading

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Paper suggests a decrease of tropical cyclones ahead

More inconvenient results for Al Gore and the mouthpiece of “Forecast the Facts” Brad Johnson who like to claim that tropical storms will increase due to global warming. A paper published last week in the Journal of Climate projects a … Continue reading

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NOAA: Atlantic hurricane season on track to be above-normal

NOAA issued its updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook today saying the season is shaping up to be above normal with the possibility that it could be very active. The season has already produced four named storms, with the peak of … Continue reading

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Sea Surface Temperature and Anomalies Along the Projected Track of Tropical Storm Dorian

The National Hurricane Center announced the formation of Tropical Storm Dorian. So we’ll take look at the sea surface temperatures and anomalies along its projected storm track. See Figure 1. In it, I’ve also highlighted the coordinates of the region … Continue reading

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White House deletes factual Tweet about presidential hurricanes

This makes you wonder what the White House sees as threatening about this information? NYT’s Andrew Revkin points out the inanity of it: Whatever your views on #AGW, disturbing to see @WhiteHouse delete factual tweet on hurricane history: wp.me/pPrQ9-lnV Open … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Andrea Tracking

TS Andrea, the first named Atlantic storm of the season continues to organize, but so far has only maximum sustained winds of ~60mph. Florida will get quite a bit of rain in addition to winds. The real issue will be … Continue reading

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Another blow to the ‘extreme weather is climate’ alarmism meme – Australian cyclone activity down

We’ve mentioned many times the lack of major landfalling hurricanes on the USA being in a record drought. When the Atlantic hurricane season starts on June 1st, 13 days from now, it will have been (barring a miracle storm) 2,777 … Continue reading

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Model says Hawaii will get 2-3 times the number of hurricanes – in contrast to other models saying the opposite

From the University of Hawaii ‑ SOEST, coin flip climatology? More hurricanes for Hawaii? News of a hurricane threat sends our hearts racing, glues us to the Internet for updates, and makes us rush to the store to stock up … Continue reading

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Another glitch on the NCDC State of the Climate report

Is NOAA Misleading the Public by Including Tropical Cyclones in its 2012 Climate Extremes Index Ranking? by Bob Tisdale IF NOT, THE PRESS AND PUBLIC WILL CERTAINLY GET THE WRONG IDEA The Summary Information of the NOAA State of the Climate … Continue reading

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More bad news for alarmists – no trend in global hurricane landfalls

This excerpt from Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. on his blog likely will cause Bill McKibben and the McKibbenites at 350.org to ramp up the rhetoric over the post Sandy “new normal” yet again, because as we’ve learned, new factual information … Continue reading

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NOAA: ’2012 was an active [hurricane] year, but not exceptionally so …10 busier years in the last three decades’

NOTE: see video below, where you can watch the entire 2012 hurricane season on satellite time-lapse, way cool. – Anthony Busy 2012 hurricane season continues decades-long high activity era in the Atlantic Four U.S. land-falling storms include devastating Sandy and … Continue reading

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An update to US Hurricane Intensity 1900-2012 – no recent trend with hurricane Sandy

While there is still lots of caterwauling about Hurricane Sandy and climate, it is telling that this new update shows that the last five years record the lowest period of landfalling hurricane intensity of any five-year period dating all the … Continue reading

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Claims Of More Severe Weather With Warming Are Based On IPCC Errors and Omissions

Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports are the ‘scientific’ source of claims for more severe and extreme weather. In fact the incidence and severity of extreme weather— hurricanes, wind storms, tornados, heat … Continue reading

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Crowdsourcing the WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page

(Photo credits: NOAA) By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Your help is needed in building the new WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page. My recent article A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – “Extreme Weather” Update appears to have struck … Continue reading

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Climate Alarmism – Using Our Fear of Hurricanes

Guest post by Steve Goreham Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, leaving a path of destruction. More than 100 people have been killed and 8.5 million lost power. Nineteen states from Maine to Tennessee were impacted, with deaths reported in … Continue reading

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Helping Bloomberg understand ‘stupid’

This cover today is making the rounds in the alarmosphere, where a single storm, a single data point in the hundreds of hurricanes that have struck the USA during its history, is now apparently “proof” of global warming causing bad … Continue reading

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Let’s hope this forecast for Hurricane Sandy is wrong

This model run (ECMWF) has Hurricane Sandy making a near bulls-eye on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with some impact on Norfolk, Washington, and Baltimore. It has some (but not all) of the components of the devastating 1954 Hurricane … Continue reading

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Dueling papers on Tropical Cyclone Frequency

Who to believe? One paper/press release says TC’s are occurring more frequently, another says they aren’t. I tend to believe the latter, because there seems to be more supporting data from other sources for it, such as Dr. Ryan Maue’s … Continue reading

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