Madness at #AGU2018 – probability based tornado warnings

Do You Want More Complex Tornado Warnings?? Guest essay by Mike Smith, CCM This is the story of a bad idea: probabilistic storm warnings.  Under the current storm warning system, you are either in a storm warning or not. For example, in the radar illustration below, the red area is a tornado warning which is nested…

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Snowpack declines may stunt tree growth and forests’ ability to store carbon emissions

And if my aunt had…..~ctm From Eurekalert Public Release: 1-Dec-2018 New study findings also suggest a variety of industries in the Northeast could be negatively affected by warming trends, including maple syrup, timber and snow sports Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY NEW YORK, December 1, 2018 – Researchers conducting a 5-year-long study examining snow cover…

New paper shows no climate trend in hurricane damage losses

Dr. Roger Pielke Junior writes: Our major update to the CONUS normalized hurricane loss dataset has now been published, after several years of effort and an intensive review process by Nature Sustainability. Weinkle et al. 2018.Normalized hurricane damage in the continental United States 1900–2017, Nature Sustainability. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-018-0165-2 Abstract. Direct economic losses result when a hurricane encounters…

Dozens of dead turtles wash ashore on Cape

From Cape Cod Times By Wheeler Cowperthwaite Posted Nov 22, 2018 at 11:40 AM Updated Nov 23, 2018 at 12:43 PM WELLFLEET — Low temperatures and high winds killed most of the more than 80 turtles that washed ashore Thursday morning in Brewster, Orleans and Eastham. Jenette Kerr, communications coordinator for Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Wellfleet…

Thanksgiving Interlude

Prairie Wind | 16K HDR Film from Martin Lisius on Vimeo. From Martin at Prairie Pictures: Just wanted to invite you to watch “Prairie Wind” 16K (4:05), a tribute to the dynamic skies of Tornado Alley. As far as we know, it is the first-ever video shot on 16K. You can view it on YouTube…

Will The Snowiest Decade Continue?

An interesting story for the the MSM, but of course with with obligatory obeisance to the Everything-Imaginable-is-Predicted-By-Climate-Change ~ctm From CBS Boston By Barry Burbank November 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm BOSTON (CBS) — Despite the snow blitz of 2015, many baby boomers still insist that, overall, we don’t get the harsh bitter cold and deep…

Building For the Past, Remembering the Future

From cliscep Michael Tobis (aka Dr. Doom) is someone I have opposed frequently and vehemently across the climate blogosphere. Nonetheless, he has a post up now that is thought-worthy, if not noteworthy. Titled ‘The Seventieth Generation, he makes an impassioned plea for all of us to remember the effects of our actions and choices for…