Tag Archive: Meteorology


US Headed For The Coldest Spring On Record

 

Crack government scientists with supercomputers, predicted in January that this spring was going to be super hot!ScreenHunter_222 May. 01 21.21

 

 

 

” At the two-thirds mark for meteorological spring, 2013 was the second coldest spring on record – slightly warmer than 1975.

But 1975 had an unusually warm May at 17C. The two warmest months of May were in 1934 and 1896.

The forecast for the first two weeks of May is well below normal, so odds are that the spring of 2013 will be the coldest on record in the US.  This is what Fort Collins looked like at 7pm today (May 1.)”

 

 

 

 

 

Today is the Day to Prepare

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” Hurricane Sandy was briefly downgraded overnight to a tropical storm, then was re-classified as a hurricane this morning when a reconnaissance airplane found hurricane-force winds. It continues to look ugly on satellite, and might be re-downgraded to a tropical storm later today. Again, none of this matters. This temporary weakening trend was and is expected. It doesn’t (yet) suggest that the models are wrong, or that Sandy will underperform its forecasts (as Irene and Isaac did). That might happen — there’s always the possibility that models are wrong — but we have NO EVIDENCE to suggest that yet. As Bryan Norcross wrote yesterday, “Either every model is wrong or this is serious as a heart attack.”

Please read Norcross’s whole excellent post from last night, and understand that — distracting noise about downgrades and “hybridization” aside —Sandy remains a deadly serious threat, including to hyper-vulnerable New York City. “