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  • Is This Really the Worst Ever?

    05/26/2017 7:28:54 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 2 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 05/26/17 | Joe Bastardi
    As summer approaches, let’s look at some comparisons and talk hurricanes. Let’s look at the past 10 summersMuch of the U.S. is around 1 degree Fahrenheit above normal on average. Another case of climate extremes? Yeah. Extremely beneficial. Keep in mind that Florida in the last 10 years is above normal and one or two tropical systems could reverse the current dry area very quickly.While there are some places 0.5-1 F below normal, much of the nation’s midsection is 2-4 F above normal, which means arguably it was warmer then than the past 10 summers. The point is that when...
  • Expect above-average Atlantic hurricane season, U.S. forecasters say

    05/25/2017 11:04:34 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 21 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | 25 May 2017 | AFP
    The Atlantic Ocean could see another above-average hurricane season this year, with 11-17 big storms and as many as nine hurricanes, U.S. forecasters said on Thursday. The expected absence of El Nino, an ocean warming trend that tends to reduce the likelihood of hurricanes, is a major reason for the expected rise in the number of storms. Other factors include above-average sea surface temperatures and weaker vertical wind shear across the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. An average season produces 12 named storms of which six become hurricanes. "The outlook reflects our expectation of a weak or non-existent El...
  • Former Obama Official Says Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats to Influence Policy

    04/25/2017 11:17:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 24, 2017 | Chris White
    A former member of the Obama administration claims Washington, D.C., often uses “misleading” news releases about climate data to influence public opinion. Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion. “What you saw coming out of the press releases about climate data, climate analysis, was, I’d say, misleading, sometimes just wrong,” Koonin said, referring to elements within the Obama administration he said were responsible for manipulating climate data. He pointed to a National Climate Assessment in 2014 showing hurricane activity has...
  • Warming Alarmists Redefine What A Hurricane Is So We'll Have More Of Them

    10/18/2016 4:09:51 AM PDT · by SSS Two · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 17, 2016 | Kerry Jackson
    Whether they admit it out loud or not, many global warming alarmists want more destructive weather events to validate their assumptions. But what happens when they can't get their "dirty weather," as Al Gore calls it? Then they'll just have define down what a disaster is. After Matthew dumped more than 17 inches of rain in North Carolina, science editor Andrew Freedman wrote in Mashable that "it's time to face the fact that the way we measure hurricanes and communicate their likely impacts is seriously flawed. " "We need a new hurricane intensity metric," he said, "that more accurately reflects...
  • 4,001 Days: The Major Hurricane Drought Continues

    10/07/2016 11:09:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    drroyspencer.com ^ | Oct. 7, 2016 | Roy Spencer Ph. D.
    Today marks 4,001 days since the last major hurricane (Wilma in 2005) made landfall in the United States. A major hurricane (Category 3 to 5) has maximum sustained winds of at least 111 mph, and “landfall” means the center of the hurricane eye crosses the coastline. This morning it looks like Matthew will probably not make landfall along the northeast coast of Florida. Even if it does, its intensity is forecast to fall below Cat 3 strength this evening. The National Hurricane Center reported at 7 a.m. EDT that Cape Canaveral in the western eyewall of Matthew experienced a wind...
  • Hillary blaming Donald Trump for the weather: ‘Thar She Blows’

    10/07/2016 10:12:41 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/07/16 | Judi McLeod
    Making Mother Nature her latest campaign prop, Clinton uses God’s Creation to claim that Trump is “totally unfit and unqualified to be OUR President, and with blowing winds is giving Hurricane Matthew a run for its money The Progressive Blame Game has finally come all the way full circle: foul weather is big, bad Donald J. Trump’s fault. ‘Stormy weather’ is the song recorded by the iconic Lena Horne. Without the interruption of coughing, Hillary Clinton is now screeching it. One day after Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sent global warming Cassandra Al Gore out on the campaign trail, we...
  • The U.S. coast is in an unprecedented hurricane drought — why this is terrifying

    08/04/2016 7:41:37 PM PDT · by PROCON · 79 replies
    WAPO ^ | Aug. 4, 2016 | Jason Samenow
    <p>Hurricanes, large and small, have eluded U.S. shores for record lengths of time. As population and wealth along parts of the U.S. coast have exploded since the last stormy period, experts dread the potential damage and harm once the drought ends.</p>
  • U.S. Hits Record 129 Months Since Last Major Hurricane Strike

    07/25/2016 8:31:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/25/2016 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    No major hurricane has made landfall in the continental United States for a record-breaking 129 months, according to data going back to 1851 compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The last major hurricane to make landfall on the continental United States was Hurricane Wilma, which slammed into Florida on Oct. 24, 2005--129 months ago. The 2016 hurricane season--which officially opened on June 1 and ends on November 30--is expected to be “near normal”, with more hurricane activity than last year’s “below normal” season.
  • Hurricane Patricia Hits Category 5 En Route to Mexican Coast

    10/23/2015 2:08:35 AM PDT · by uglybiker · 145 replies
    weatherunderground.com ^ | 10/23/15 | Dr. Jeff Masters
    History is being made tonight in the Northeast Pacific as Hurricane Patricia churns about 200 miles off the coast of Mexico, south-southwest of Manzanillo. With its 11 pm EDT Thursday advisory, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Patricia to Category 5, with top sustained winds of 160 mph and a central pressure of 924 millibars. Hurricane warnings are now in effect for the coast from San Blas to Punta San Telmo, including Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, with a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning eastward to Lazaro Cardenas. Update: Late Thursday night, an Air Force Hurricane Hunter flight captured some of...
  • Battle of Britain:A historic flypast of about 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes

    09/15/2015 8:04:49 AM PDT · by Snowyman · 42 replies
    A flypast involving about 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes is taking place to commemorate the 75th anniversary of World War Two's Battle of Britain. The grouping - the biggest in one place since the war - took off in waves from Goodwood airfield in West Sussex before dispersing around the region. Prince Harry was due to take part, but gave up his seat for a battle veteran when one of the Spitfires was grounded.
  • Study: Are We Shifting to Fewer, Weaker Atlantic Hurricanes?

    09/07/2015 1:55:27 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | September 7, 2015 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    A new but controversial study asks if an end is coming to the busy Atlantic hurricane seasons of recent decades. The Atlantic looks like it is entering in to a new quieter cycle of storm activity, like in the 1970s and 1980s, two prominent hurricane researchers wrote Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience
  • Something Historic Is Happening With Hurricanes In The Pacific Ocean — And It Could Mean Trouble

    08/31/2015 3:24:39 PM PDT · by blam · 101 replies
    BI ^ | 8-31-2015 | Lydia Ramsey
    Lydia RamseyAugust 31, 2015there are some storms a-brewin'. And, Although none of them have made landfall, they're making part of the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii resemble a Van Gogh painting.three hurricanesNOAA Here's a photo showing hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena from left to right. This is the first time three Category 4 storms have been seen in central and eastern Pacific Ocean at one time, according to The Weather Channel. Category 4 hurricanes have wind speeds anywhere from 130-156 miles per hour. Hurricanes are categorized primarily by wind speeds. the higher the sustained wind speed, the stronger the hurricane. A...
  • Hurricane Danny fizzles: Why are there fewer big hurricanes?

    08/23/2015 4:58:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2015 | Patrik Jonsson
    The US is in a historic hurricane drought, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. The fading of Hurricane Danny, which peaked as a Category 3 storm over the Atlantic, came as no surprise Saturday.ATLANTA — Hurricane Danny, a small hurricane that at one point reached Category 3 status as it moved across from Africa toward the Leeward Islands, has weakened quickly and by Sunday should be reduced to tropical storm status. An unusually strong atmospheric wind shear can be seen on satellite images Saturday literally whisking the storm away. To be sure, Danny remains a dangerous development. Slated to hit...
  • Yes, The U.S. Is On A Historic Lucky Streak In Dodging Major Hurricanes

    08/22/2015 8:24:04 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    NPR ^ | AUGUST 21, 2015
    Friday afternoon, Danny became the first major hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season, after it was upgraded to a Category 3 storm. It's still very far out in the Atlantic, and so far there's no sign it'll pose a threat to the United States. That leads to a question: When was the last time a big hurricane hit the U.S.? It might surprise you, but the country is experiencing a historic, nine-year lucky streak when it comes to major hurricanes. In fact, the last Category 3 or stronger storm to hit the U.S. happened on Oct. 24, 2005, when Hurricane...
  • NOAA: Record 117-Month Major Hurricane Drought Continues

    07/15/2015 10:07:46 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 14, 2015 | Kathleen Brown
    It has been 117 months since a major hurricane, defined as a Category 3 or above, has made landfall in the continental United States, according to 2015 data from the Hurricane Research Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This is the longest span of time in which no major hurricane has struck the mainland U.S. in NOAA hurricane records going back to 1851
  • Obama to warn that climate change means more intense hurricanes

    05/28/2015 7:38:05 AM PDT · by BerniesFriend · 57 replies
    AP ^ | 05/28/2015
    <p>MIAMI — President Barack Obama is using his annual hurricane briefing to warn that climate change will make these storms more intense and damaging.</p> <p>Obama is getting the briefing on the hurricane season during a visit Thursday (May 28) to the National Hurricane Center in Miami.</p>
  • Lack of Hurricanes Attributed to Luck, Not Global Warming [What about Aliens?]

    05/16/2015 3:23:36 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Front Page ^ | May 16, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Here’s how cynically anti-science the Warmunist lobby is. These people blame every single weather event, from earthquakes to winter storms, on Global Warming. Al Gore and others tried to claim that Global Warming was causing hurricanes. But the hurricanes weren’t showing up. Now the Warmunists could have attributed the pause to Global Warming. We’re talking about people who claim the rise of ISIS is caused by Global Warming. They clearly don’t have a problem attributing everything to the Warming Devil. But what scientific explanation is being credited for the pause? Luck. In a stroke of luck, no major hurricanes rated...
  • 'Isis' removed from listing of hurricane names

    04/18/2015 6:07:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    ...'Isis' has been taken off from the formal checklist of names of foreseeable future hurricanes as it was now considered inappropriate mainly because of the eponymous militant group....
  • 'Isis' among names removed from UN list of hurricane names

    04/17/2015 1:41:45 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/17/15
    'Isis' has been removed from the official list of names of future hurricanes as it was now deemed inappropriate because of the eponymous militant group, the U.N.'s World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Friday. As the name of an ancient goddess of Egypt, Isis had been on the WMO list of names for hurricanes in the eastern North Pacific in 2016, WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis said. But ISIS is also used to describe the Islamic State militant group, whose forces have captured large swathes of Iraq and Syria and which stands accused by U.N. war crimes investigators of committing brutal...
  • Camille Was No Lady

    08/18/2014 8:36:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/18/2014 | Quin Hillyer
    Forty-five years ago this very day, it took my Aunt Penny nearly ten hours to weave her way around downed trees, flooded roads, ruined bridges, snapped telephone poles, and live wires between New Orleans and Pass Christian, Miss. It’s usually just a one-hour drive. But this was in the immediate, same-day wake of Hurricane Camille, still the strongest named storm in U.S. history. Her parents (my grandparents) had been traveling, and they had returned to their Pass Christian home just the evening before. When Penny spoke to them from her New Orleans apartment as the storm bore in, they were...