November 2009 was warmest or 4th warmest on record, say NASA and NOAA

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 17. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:46 (GMT)

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The globe recorded its fourth warmest November since record keeping began in 1880, according to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center. NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies rated November 2009 as the warmest November on record, beating the 2001 record by 0.02°C. NOAA classified the year-to-date period, January - November 2009, as the fifth warmest such period on record. The November satellite-measured temperatures for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were the warmest on record according to the University of Alabama Huntsville data set, or fifth warmest, according to the RSS data set.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for November 2009. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center.

Warmest November on record for Southern Hemisphere land areas
Southern Hemisphere land areas had their warmest November on record including Australia, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. November was 1.87°C (3.4°F) above average in Australia, and several statewide records were broken, with New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania, surpassing the previous largest maximum temperature anomaly recorded for an Australian state. The highest minimum temperature record for the continent was also broken, with an anomaly of 1.61°C (2.90°F) above average.

Third warmest November on record for the U.S.
For the contiguous U.S., the average November temperature was 4.0°F above average, making it the 3rd warmest November in the 115-year record, according to the National Climatic Data Center. That's a pretty remarkable swing from October, which was the third coldest October on record. Delaware experienced its warmest November on record, Wisconsin and New Jersey their second warmest, and five states had their third warmest November (Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Iowa, and North Dakota). Eighteen other states had an average temperature that ranked in the top ten. No states had below normal temperatures for the month.

Unusually low tornado activity in November
November was a quiet month for tornadoes in the U.S., with only 4 preliminary reports. November 2009 was the slowest November since 1980, which had 3 tornadoes, and tied for 3rd quietest since extensive records began in 1950. The autumn as a whole was also calm with only 80 tornadoes reported in the U.S., compared to the 2006-2008 year average of 164.

U.S. drought
At the end of November, 9% of the contiguous United States was in moderate-to-exceptional drought. This is the smallest November drought footprint since 2005. Drought expanded across Arizona, southern California, and southern Nevada, but improved over drought-stricken Texas. For the first time in many years, the U.S. Drought Monitor shows no areas in the highest classification of drought--exceptional drought. The second highest category of drought, extreme drought, covers only a small region of northeast Arizona.

U.S. fire activity
November, like September and October, saw below-normal U.S. fire activity in all respects.

Strong El Niño conditions continue
Strong El Niño conditions continue over the tropical Eastern Pacific. Ocean temperatures in the area 5°N - 5°S, 120°W - 170°W, also called the "Niña 3.4 region", were at 1.6°C above average on December 15, just above the 1.5°C threshold for a strong El Niño, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The strength of El Niño was roughly constant for the 5 weeks ending December 15. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is maintaining an El Niño Advisory. Current conditions and model forecasts favor continued El Niño conditions lasting through the Northern Hemisphere spring of 2010.

November sea ice extent in the Arctic 3rd lowest on record
November 2009 Northern Hemisphere sea ice extent was the 3rd lowest since satellite measurements began in 1979, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Only 2006 and 2007 saw lower arctic sea ice extent. During 10-day period in the first half of November, arctic ice extent decreased below the 2007 record minimum, but rose above record minimum levels by the middle of the month.

Ricky Rood in Copenhagen
Our Climate Change expert, Dr. Ricky Rood, is in Copenhagen for the COP15 climate change treaty negotiations. His latest post, called Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? makes for very interesting reading on how the U.S. is "wasting its intellect and time on disruptions designed to play to people at home".

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752. hydrus
20. joulukuuta 2009 klo 14:56 (GMT)
Quoting NEwxguy:
Awake,don't know what happened,I'm going to try to find out.
The computer models are showing a strong storm developing with severe weather outbreak around Christmas. what is your thinking on this situation?
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751. Minnemike
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 17:07 (GMT)
a permanent ban?! didn't know that could happen... i couldn't stand the posts of Al Gore any more than one is capable of, and yet i still would not call for a permanent ban. she was just havin fun, at times even deflating the ridiculous tension in the blog air. i know of several frequent bloggers here who deserve that ax much more.. couple cents...
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750. AwakeInMaryland
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:34 (GMT)
Quoting NEwxguy:
Awake,don't know what happened,I'm going to try to find out.


THANKS! See you in the NEW BLOG!!!
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749. Bordonaro
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:33 (GMT)
NEW BLOG>>>NEW BLOG>>>NEW BLOG>>>NEW BLOG>>>
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748. NEwxguy
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:33 (GMT)
Awake,don't know what happened,I'm going to try to find out.
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747. weathercrazy40
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:28 (GMT)
.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...
-- Changed Discussion --*** GROWING CONFIDENCE ON SIGNIFICANT WINTER STORM SAT NIGHT INTO SUN ***

12Z MODELS BRIEFLY REVIEWED AND WE ARE STRONGLY CONSIDERING EXTENDING
WINTER STORM WATCHES INTO PORTIONS OF N CT...RI AND S CENTRAL/EASTERN
MA WITH 4 PM FORECAST. STILL NEED TO ASSESS MORE MODEL DATA AS WELL
AS COORDINATE WITH HPC AND SURROUDING OFFICES.

12Z NAM TRACK BRINGS LOW VERY CLOSE TO 40/70 WHILE GFS REMAINS A BIT
FARTHER OFFSHORE. CLIMATAOLOGICALLY THIS WOULD FAVOR MAX SNOWFALL
ALONG PVD-TAN-PYM CORRIDOR...IF NOT A BIT FARTHER N GIVEN ENHANCEMENT
FROM NE FLOW.

BOTH MODELS SHOW STRONG SIGNALS FOR MESOSCALE BANDING WITH -EPV/FGEN
SIGNATURE... PERHAPS EVEN ENOUGH INSTABILITY FOR THUNDER? WE ALSO
NEED TO CONSIDER LOCATION OF MID LEVEL DEFORMATION ZONE WHICH COULD
BRING ACCUMULATING SNOWS FARTHER INLAND...THIS COULD NIX ARGUMENT FOR
TIGHT NORTHERN EDGE TO PRECIPITATION SHIELD.
this is out of taunton mass
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746. barryweather
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:25 (GMT)
I can't tell you how many times that big L has been right on top of us this year after coming off of the gulf. Thank you El Nino, thank you on so many levels.
745. AwakeInMaryland
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:25 (GMT)
Quoting NEwxguy:
Sorry to hear Amy got a permanent ban,wonder what she did,she was always walking that line.

WHAT??? The Yang to my Yin? What am I supposed to do with all the great ex-VP (D.C. devil) shots to "balance" all the ex-VP (A.G. blowhard) shots now?

What on earth did she post that was that bad? Surely not Al again? Please someone WU me if you have time...she's mentioned she's on Facebook. TIA.

I'm really sorry to hear that. Guess forewarned is forearmed.

Oh, it's cold here. And it's going to snow. A lot!
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744. Bordonaro
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:23 (GMT)
WOW, The Mid Atlantic and the North Eastern US is gonna get HIT REAL HARD!!!
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743. PensacolaDoug
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:18 (GMT)
Gonna go play chess. Back after I lose....
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742. PensacolaDoug
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:17 (GMT)
Mornin' Barry!
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741. NEwxguy
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:16 (GMT)
Sorry to hear Amy got a permanent ban,wonder what she did,she was always walking that line.
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740. PensacolaDoug
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:16 (GMT)
I've learned that you can't talk about "he who shall remain nameless".
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739. Grothar
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:15 (GMT)
Hey, take a look at this link. Mean lines moving in to S. Fl/

Link
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738. AwakeInMaryland
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:11 (GMT)
Quoting Grothar:

Welcome back, I hope you learned your lesson!! LOL


Uh Huh, you betcha'! I learned that some posters can say all kinds of nasty things, but do NOT mess with the Queen or incur the wrath of Canadians! (from posting $2 Canadian "Devil's" note)...tee hee
Orca said he didn't need to polish his halo, what could I do?

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737. weathercrazy40
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:09 (GMT)
now 11am and still not update here from taunton since 530am
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735. Grothar
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 16:03 (GMT)
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:
LOL, Doug, you be naughty. Santa's gonna' know. :)

Welcome back, I hope you learned your lesson!! LOL
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734. barryweather
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:53 (GMT)





That depends on whether HurricaneJunkie, JFLorida and few others show up!!!


Morning Doug! ;-] 0.78 inches so far at the extension office, 1.18 storm total.
733. StormChaser81
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:52 (GMT)
Quoting jeffs713:

TWC is useless now. They downcast events that don't get people excited (like hot weather, or the chance of flooding), but hype up events that can drive their ratings (like Hurricanes and vicious Nor'Easters).

I get my weather info just from here, and the NWS discussions.


Ya its like a reality weather show, I cant stand it. Plus you cant trust what they say. Even there high and low temps are usually way off.
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732. NEwxguy
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:52 (GMT)
This storm is definitely going to leave its mark in the DC area and up the coast to New Jersey,but I'm sitting here just west of Boston,and have no idea what I'm going to get,a deviation of 50 miles either way,will decide whether I get a foot or a couple of inches.I'm probably not going to know until tomorrow afternoon.
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731. AwakeInMaryland
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:50 (GMT)
Quoting OuterBanker:
To clarify, I am in DC, not on the outer banks.


OHHH, gee, do I feel silly now! That was Doug Hill, local met. Ch 7, I WU'ed you last night.
Congrats on wife's successful surgery, btw.
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730. OuterBanker
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:47 (GMT)
Quoting jeffs713:

TWC is useless now. They downcast events that don't get people excited (like hot weather, or the chance of flooding), but hype up events that can drive their ratings (like Hurricanes and vicious Nor'Easters).

I get my weather info just from here, and the NWS discussions.


I agree, thats why I asked my question here. Weather channel consistently scares away tourists, last summer's no-name nor-easter was a great example.
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729. AwakeInMaryland
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:46 (GMT)
LOL, Doug, you be naughty. Santa's gonna' know. :) Stealing Pearland's line: Oh My!

From today's National Situation Report

Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes in Southeastern U.S.

Flood Warnings remain in effect for portions of eastern Texas, southern Louisiana and eastern Arkansas. Flash Flood and Flood Watches have been issued for much of southern Louisiana. More rain is expected today for the already saturated area but the system is expected to be out of the area by Friday night. The five affected States have received more than 20 inches of rain in the last 14 days, and an additional 3 inches of rain could affect these areas through Friday.

Louisiana
Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) remains partially activated to support flood response operations (Level III; Crisis Activation Team). The American Red Cross shelter in St. Charles Parish is now closed. Flood warnings continue for many locations, but no significant issues have been reported. (GOHSEP, NOAA, FEMA Region VI)

Mississippi
EOC remains at Level IV (Normal Operations). Flood warnings continue for many locations, but no significant issues have been reported.

Alabama
Alabama EOC remains partially activated (Level III). There are no reports of fatalities or injuries.

One shelter is open in Baldwin County with no occupants as of 3:00 p.m. EST Wednesday. Several roads and bridges remain closed and there are downed trees in numerous counties. Schools are closed in Covington and Escambia counties.

Florida
Florida EOC remains at a Level III (Monitoring). Many locations are under flood warnings, but no significant issues have been reported.

Georgia
Georgia EOC remains at Level III (Normal Activities). Flood warnings continue for many locations, but no significant issues have been reported. (State EOC, FEMA Region IV)

Volcano Experts Fear Major Eruption in Philippines

On Wednesday, December 16, 2009, the Mayon Volcano spewed ash 500 meters high accompanied by lava and mud flowing down its slopes. Mayon is the Philippines’ most active of 22 volcanoes. Volcanologists recorded at least five minor explosions, and they expect a major eruption soon. Nearly 80 high frequency quakes have been recorded around the volcano within the last 24 hours.

Officials have raised Mayon’s volcanic alert. Media sources reported that more than 30,000 people have been evacuated from danger zones. Ashfall has affected two towns near Mayon’s slope, and residents in three cities and five towns have been advised to cover their mouths and noses to prevent ash inhalation. Also, 50,000 masks will be distributed to residents, and food and water stations will be established for displaced families.

Earthquake Activity

No new activity (FEMA HQ)

Disaster Declaration Activity

Amendment # 2 to FEMA-1861-DR-Arkansas: Effective December 16, 2009, this major disaster was amended to include Drew County for Public Assistance.

On December 16, 2009, the President signed Major Disaster Declaration FEMA-1864-DR for the State of Nebraska for severe winter storms that occurred November 16-17, 2009. The declaration authorizes Public Assistance for Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Pawnee, Richardson, and Thayer counties. The FCO is Stephen R. Thompson of the National FCO Program. (FEMA HQ)
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728. Drakoen
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:44 (GMT)
Quoting OuterBanker:
Last nite, WUers were telling me 8 to 12 inches in DC area. To you guys and gals credit, you were ahead of the local news which is now saying 8+. uh, + what...2 feet, 5 feet, + storm surge. Anyway, I have MD appts., on Monday and was trying to get a sense. As an outer bank person, I have less than no trust in the weather channel.


I would say 1ft to 1.5ft of snow right now for D.C.
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727. pcola57
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:44 (GMT)
Quoting jeffs713:

I would suggest going to your local WU radar, and clicking on "storm total" for precip. I think the NWS has some radar-based products too.. check out www.weather.gov.
great and thanks jeffs713...i knew i must be missing something...by the way merry x-mas to all
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726. jeffs713
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:40 (GMT)
Quoting OuterBanker:
Last nite, WUers were telling me 8 to 12 inches in DC area. To you guys and gals credit, you were ahead of the local news which is now saying 8+. uh, + what...2 feet, 5 feet, + storm surge. Anyway, I have MD appts., on Monday and was trying to get a sense. As an outer bank person, I have less than no trust in the weather channel.

TWC is useless now. They downcast events that don't get people excited (like hot weather, or the chance of flooding), but hype up events that can drive their ratings (like Hurricanes and vicious Nor'Easters).

I get my weather info just from here, and the NWS discussions.
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725. VAbeachhurricanes
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:39 (GMT)
Can anyone post the most recent nam or gfs projected snowfall totals?
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724. OuterBanker
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:38 (GMT)
To clarify, I am in DC, not on the outer banks.
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723. jeffs713
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:38 (GMT)
Quoting TampaSpin:
Its not going to stop......




Hello El Nino, how are you doing, El Nino?
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722. PensacolaDoug
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:37 (GMT)
Quoting breald:
So guys, do I need to go and buy myself a shovel today in Southeastern Mass?





That depends on whether HurricaneJunkie, JFLorida and few others show up!!!
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721. OuterBanker
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:36 (GMT)
Last nite, WUers were telling me 8 to 12 inches in DC area. To you guys and gals credit, you were ahead of the local news which is now saying 8+. uh, + what...2 feet, 5 feet, + storm surge. Anyway, I have MD appts., on Monday and was trying to get a sense. As an outer bank person, I have less than no trust in the weather channel.
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720. jeffs713
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:36 (GMT)
Quoting pcola57:
ok...thanks PensacolDoug...i did see that on your weather stat of 1.71"...but it takes at least 3-4" to raise my pool that much...i guess we got a little more where i'm at...thanks again...does anyone know of a real-time link that shows storm rainfall totals...i've tried trimm sat and wunderground links but nothing is current...???

I would suggest going to your local WU radar, and clicking on "storm total" for precip. I think the NWS has some radar-based products too.. check out www.weather.gov.
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719. AwakeInMaryland
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:35 (GMT)
The Washington Times
Originally published 08:31 a.m., December 18, 2009, updated 09:00 a.m., December 18, 2009
Heavy snow forecasted for East Coast
Joseph Weber
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718. jeffs713
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:34 (GMT)
Quoting ADCS:
All right, guys, I have a flight out of Philly on Sunday at noon. How long is that flight going to be delayed?

Since Philly usually gets hit HARD by weather delays (only ones that are worse are the NYC airports), I'm guessing 2 hours. Philly gets hit hard by weather delays due to the setup of the airport (taxiway crosses an active runway), an overbooked takeoff/landing schedule (it is US Airways' main NE hub, and a common alternative to NYC airports), and how closely it is tied to the NYC airports (Continental is allied with United and US Airways now, so Philly gets overflow from Newark, Laguardia/JFK, and the DC-area airports).

Pack a book.
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717. TampaSpin
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:28 (GMT)
Its not going to stop......



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716. IKE
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:27 (GMT)
Down to 52.9....
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715. IKE
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:27 (GMT)
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714. AwakeInMaryland
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:27 (GMT)
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
Re: 705


Its almost unbelievable the depths to which some people will stoop.


Now that is for sure "An Inconvenient Truth." :(
I don't think the timing during Chanukkah was an accident -- although it is really a children's holiday, not a high holiday.
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713. weathercrazy40
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:26 (GMT)
one of the update here last nite was saying usually the stronger the storm more of a chance it will move more north making a closer pass to us
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712. pcola57
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:23 (GMT)
ok...thanks PensacolDoug...i did see that on your weather stat of 1.71"...but it takes at least 3-4" to raise my pool that much...i guess we got a little more where i'm at...thanks again...does anyone know of a real-time link that shows storm rainfall totals...i've tried trimm sat and wunderground links but nothing is current...???
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711. IKE
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:23 (GMT)
Quoting weathercrazy40:
ike ill take your 54 its 19.6 here in attleboro mass


Good luck with this storm. Looks impressive on satellite...low is racing near me and heading inland...
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710. weathercrazy40
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:20 (GMT)
ike ill take your 54 its 19.6 here in attleboro mass
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709. PensacolaDoug
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:20 (GMT)
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708. PensacolaDoug
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:19 (GMT)
Re: 705


Its almost unbelievable the depths to which some people will stoop.
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707. IKE
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:19 (GMT)
Down to 54.0 outside my window...rain is letting up...winds have shifted to the north and NW....
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706. PensacolaDoug
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:16 (GMT)
Re: 699

My gauge has recorded 1.71 inches since yesterday.
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705. AwakeInMaryland
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:15 (GMT)
Creepiest Headline of the Day -- If you thought the weather was weird...

Police: Auschwitz 'Arbeit Macht Frei' sign stolen
Associated Press Writers Monika Scislowska And Krzysztof Kopacz 1 hr 27 mins ago

Link
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704. weathercrazy40
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:11 (GMT)
no update here from the taunton office since 5am
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703. IKE
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:07 (GMT)
Just had frontal passage here in Defuniak Springs,FL....pouring outside....
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702. caneswatch
18. joulukuuta 2009 klo 15:05 (GMT)
Quoting Grothar:
BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WATCH... WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.

DEEPENING LOW PRESSURE OVER THE ATLANTIC SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT WILL RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL FOR A PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOW AND HIGH WINDS ACROSS LONG ISLAND. SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 TO 12 INCHES WITH WIND GUSTS OF UP TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE EXACT TRACK OF THIS SYSTEM IS STILL UNCERTAIN. A GLANCING BLOW WITH LESS SNOW AND LIGHTER WINDS REMAINS A POSSIBILITY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A BLIZZARD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FALLING AND/OR BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND EXTREMELY POOR VISIBILITIES. THIS CAN LEAD TO WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AND MAKE TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS.

&&

More Information
... POTENTIAL WINTER STORM FOR THE WEEKEND...

.LOW PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHERN GULF COAST WILL TRACK TO NEAR CAPE HATTERAS SATURDAY MORNING... THEN DEEPEN AS IT TRACKS TO THE NORTHEAST OVER THE ATLANTIC SATURDAY NIGHT. THE INTENSE LOW WILL PRODUCE A SWATH OF HEAVY SNOWFALL... AS WELL AS A CORRIDOR OF HIGH WINDS. AT THIS TIME... THE EXACT TRACK OF THE SYSTEM IS STILL UNCERTAIN. A DIFFERENCE OF ONLY 100 MILES WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE WEATHER ACROSS THE REGION.



Good morning Grothar!
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