Cold wave of 2010 wanes; major jet stream pattern change coming

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 12. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:18 (GMT)

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The worst of the cold wave of 2010 is over for the Southern U.S. Temperatures this morning across the southern tier of states rebounded substantially from the lows observed Saturday through Monday, and the citrus growing region of Florida did not receive sustained periods of temperatures below 28°--the critical threshold for fruit damage. Only one record low for the day has been reported so far this morning by the National Weather Service, a 25°F low at Melbourne, Florida, beating the old record of 26° for the date set in 1982. For comparison, 11 low temperature records were set Monday morning in Florida. Temperatures will continue to recover throughout the week as a major re-orientation of the jet stream takes place. By next week, a significant January thaw will occur over the Eastern U.S., and a period of stormy weather and heavy precipitation will impact the Western U.S.

Key West's temperature bottomed out at 51° this morning, breaking its string of 5 consecutive days with temperatures below 50°--the second longest such stretch on record there. However, the damage is done in the citrus growing regions of Florida, where four nights of extremely cold temperatures over the past week may have killed 7.5% of this year's citrus crop.

Here's a list of the number of daily minimum low temperature records set at major airports during the cold wave of January, 2010, in the South:--Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, and Florida:

January 2: 1 FL
January 3: 1 SC
January 4: 4 FL, 2 GA
January 5: 1 AR, 1 FL, 1 TX
January 6: 5 AL, 1 AR, 17 FL, 1 GA, 1 LA
January 7: 15 FL, 1 GA
January 8: 2 FL, 2 TX
January 9: 2 FL, 17 TX
January 10: 7 FL, 4 TX
January 11: 11 FL, 1 TX
January 12: 1 FL (data not all in yet)


Figure 1. Ice encases tangerines in Altoona, Florida. Image taken Sunday, January 10, 2010 by wunderphotographer CAVU.

A major jet stream pattern shift coming
As I noted in my post on Thursday, a sharp kink in the jet stream and a strong negative phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation was responsible for this winter's cold blast over eastern North America and Europe. However, the ridge of high pressure that has been blocking the west-to-east motion of weather systems over the past ten days is weakening and progressing eastwards, which will allow a jet stream pattern more typical of an El Niño winter to set up next week. The jet stream will dive southward over California, bringing a strong flow of moist, Pacific air to the West Coast. A series of powerful storms is expected to begin battering California Sunday, and these storms should bring significant drought relief--and flooding rains--to most of California and portions of Arizona. The stormy period will likely last at least a week.

A strong low pressure system will also bring heavy rain to the Gulf Coast this Friday and Saturday. It currently appears that the large amount of cold, stable air this weekend's cold wave has delivered to the Gulf will prevent the storm from generating a significant tornado outbreak. Some isolated severe thunderstorms are possible with this storm, and we may see the Storm Prediction Center issue a "Slight" risk area of severe weather for this storm, late this week.


Figure 2. Surface pressure and precipitation forecast for next Wednesday, January 20, from this morning's 00Z run of the GFS model. A strong low pressure system is expected to impact the West Coast and Desert Southwest, bringing large areas of rainfall in excess of 1/2 inch (green colors) during a 12-hour period. While the timing and areal coverage of this precipitation event will no doubt be different than this, given that 8-day forecasts are pretty unreliable, we can expect a very wet and stormy period of weather for the Western U.S. next week. In the Eastern U.S., a surface high pressure system will set up over the East Coast, pumping warm air northwards and bringing a significant January thaw to the Midwest and much of the Eastern U.S.

I'll have an update on Wednesday.

Jeff Masters

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As I awake the tree's were frozen from a 27 degree night in Land O Lakes Florida
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484. GrtLksQuest
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 23:11 (GMT)
Quoting rotarymunkey:



Some people are weather junkies. I'm a volcano and earthquake junkie. I almost live on the San Andreas Fault (hopefully a safe distance away). I hope this helps.


I have a daughter uin Eureka, CA, a sister in Portola Valley, and cousins up and down the CA coast. Please keep us updated on any CA earthquake info you know about. TIA
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481. ElConando
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 16:43 (GMT)
Just humbling photos coming from Haiti right now...
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480. ElConando
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 16:24 (GMT)
Quoting Floodman:


I've never seen the phrase "point of impact" used in terms of earthquake events; I think Fox News in their usual way, found a phrase they thought would be more interesting and applied it here...

Journalism is not what it used to be


You mean like when we had rampant yellow journalism in the late 19th century?
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479. Floodman
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 16:12 (GMT)
Hey, pearland! Yep; and it hits the poorest nation in the western hemisphere. Given what we know, historically, while this event would provide an opportunity to build infrastructure in Haiti that the country currently lacks, the rampant corruption there will make certain that only about the average of say 30% of the relief funds are used for what they were intended...
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478. Floodman
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 16:09 (GMT)
Quoting trinigal:


The point of impact would be synonymous with the focus rather than the epicenter since this is where the seismic waves originate. I think it is used more to 'visually' describe a quake since we can all imagine what happens when a stone in thrown into a body of water. The ripples begin at the point of impact and spread out.

As for books, you're on your own. We recently moved and I am not motivated to dig out any of my geology books from the attic :) I would just think of this as a colorful euphemism. Most people, present company excluded of course, would be lost if you started using terms like focus. However, point of impact they can understand.



I've never seen the phrase "point of impact" used in terms of earthquake events; I think Fox News in their usual way, found a phrase they thought would be more interesting and applied it here...

Journalism is not what it used to be
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477. Skyepony (Mod)
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:56 (GMT)
I volunteered to help the sea turtle people yesterday morning. A friend called they had the 1st out of (hurricane) season turtle alert. Looked along a causeway that crosses over the Indian River near Melbourne, Fl for cold shocked turtles. Saw some cold shocked sting rays (smaller ones dead) & puffer fish. Dead catfish, pompano, horseshoe crabs & small tarpon. Saved the rays..
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476. nrtiwlnvragn
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:47 (GMT)
New Blog
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475. RitaEvac
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:43 (GMT)
UK headquarters is whats astounding, I can't believe that thing collasped.
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473. melwerle
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:36 (GMT)
Morning everyone...the photos of Haiti just bring tears to my eyes. I can't even believe the devastation. I am SOOOOO fortunate - I have ZERO to complain about.
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472. pearlandaggie
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:32 (GMT)
hi everyone. just popping in for a bit. sad to see what happened in Haiti.
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471. pottery
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:14 (GMT)
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470. CaneWarning
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:14 (GMT)
I have a friend living in Haiti, and I was actually able to get through to him on the phone this morning. He and his family are OK, but their house is destroyed. He said dead bodies litter his street as more and more are pulled from the ruins. He lived in a relatively "upscale" area of the city and said most buildings collapsed or had major damage. He worries about food and water in the days ahead.
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469. Floodman
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:09 (GMT)
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:
Pennsylvania Area Bloggers:
PLEASE READ HELP!!!

Posted by: auburn, 5:41 PM GMT on January 12, 2010
Portlight has had a Pop up style camper Donated to them in STILLWATER Pa...the donor wants the unit moved ASAP,and we just dont have time/resources to get there and get it right now...what we need from you(who ever you might be)is someone to pick this Camper up for us and store it for a week or so till we can make arrangements to come and retrieve it...other wise this unit will be destroyed ...if you or someone you know can help with this situation PLEASE let me or Presslord know ASAP!!!
Thank you,
Auburn!!!


I'm waiting for a guy I know in Sweet Valley (24 miles from Stillwater) to call me back. I should know in the next hour or so whether he can get it and hold on to it
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468. Ossqss
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:08 (GMT)
458, from the USGS.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/glossary/



"The epicenter is the point on the earth's surface vertically above the hypocenter (or focus), point in the crust where a seismic rupture begins. "
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467. AussieStorm
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:06 (GMT)
I am watching Sky News from UK. Currently speaking to a nurse at an orphanage. Also it's reporting that the airport is operational, so aid and rescuers can arrive much quicker to the people of Haiti.
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466. trinigal
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:05 (GMT)
Quoting biff4ugo:
Trini,(#446) thanks for answering.
How is that definition of "point of impact" different from epicenter?
Doesn't that mean the same thing? The epicenter is the point on the earth's surface directly over the focus of the quake. "Epicenter" seems like the perfect word to use for what they are talking about.
Can you point me at a book that uses "point of impact", it really comes across as an "unsicentificky" phrase IMHO. (Taking off my vocabulary police hat now)

AIM(#450) I feel the same way today.


The point of impact would be synonymous with the focus rather than the epicenter since this is where the seismic waves originate. I think it is used more to 'visually' describe a quake since we can all imagine what happens when a stone in thrown into a body of water. The ripples begin at the point of impact and spread out.

As for books, you're on your own. We recently moved and I am not motivated to dig out any of my geology books from the attic :) I would just think of this as a colorful euphemism. Most people, present company excluded of course, would be lost if you started using terms like focus. However, point of impact they can understand.

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465. AwakeInMaryland
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:01 (GMT)
Hello, thanks, take care and stay safe all.
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464. AussieStorm
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 15:00 (GMT)
Quoting unf97:
Good morning everyone

The morning low temperature was 26.4 degrees at my location in North Jax. This makes the 12th time in 13 days that sub freezing temps were measured at my home. Truly amazing!

The forecast for tonight is near 30 degrees in the interior areas of NE FL. THE LIGHT IS FINALLY AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!!! Tomorrow morning should be the last of sub freezing temps for awhile and I can say goodbye to the Great Freeze of 2010. It has cxeratinly left its mark in the history books in this area, that's for sure!

This day is so grim with the absolute sheer destruction and massive loss of life feared in Haiti. I have such aheavy heart right now and my deepest thoughts and prayers to everyone there.

Have a blessed day everyone.

I am with you with your thoughts about Haiti.
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463. RTLSNK
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:59 (GMT)
35 aftershocks now after the first 7.0 quake.

MAP 5.4 2010/01/13 14:43:46 18.550 -73.000 33.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 5.2 2010/01/13 12:42:39 6.647 124.353 10.0 MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
MAP 4.7 2010/01/13 12:41:45 18.411 -72.814 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.5 2010/01/13 12:28:26 18.409 -72.728 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 3.9 2010/01/13 11:17:55 47.431 -113.174 20.8 WESTERN MONTANA
MAP 4.8 2010/01/13 10:22:15 26.940 53.497 10.0 SOUTHERN IRAN
MAP 4.8 2010/01/13 10:08:21 76.940 18.262 10.0 SVALBARD REGION
MAP 2.5 2010/01/13 09:58:45 18.515 -67.410 17.5 MONA PASSAGE, PUERTO RICO
MAP 3.5 2010/01/13 08:44:40 63.641 -151.378 1.2 CENTRAL ALASKA
MAP 4.7 2010/01/13 08:35:09 0.791 123.941 269.2 MINAHASA, SULAWESI, INDONESIA
MAP 2.7 2010/01/13 08:26:01 36.933 -119.118 37.6 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 5.0 2010/01/13 07:55:00 5.177 127.317 118.9 PHILIPPINE ISLANDS REGION
MAP 2.5 2010/01/13 07:52:59 60.529 -151.983 79.2 KENAI PENINSULA, ALASKA
MAP 2.8 2010/01/13 07:37:00 31.867 -115.000 7.1 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 5.0 2010/01/13 07:23:04 18.355 -72.884 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.5 2010/01/13 06:58:27 18.346 -73.062 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.5 2010/01/13 06:48:03 18.379 -72.876 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.6 2010/01/13 06:24:17 18.339 -73.059 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.7 2010/01/13 05:49:24 18.431 -73.019 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.9 2010/01/13 05:24:03 18.438 -72.837 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 5.2 2010/01/13 05:18:03 18.386 -72.905 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 5.7 2010/01/13 05:02:58 18.417 -72.945 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 3.2 2010/01/13 04:28:17 57.392 -154.257 35.6 KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
MAP 5.0 2010/01/13 03:52:22 -20.219 -68.605 64.9 POTOSI, BOLIVIA
MAP 4.7 2010/01/13 03:31:57 18.254 -72.922 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 2.7 2010/01/13 03:30:39 32.445 -115.159 27.6 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
MAP 4.6 2010/01/13 03:17:12 18.398 -72.997 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.6 2010/01/13 02:54:20 18.393 -72.974 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 3.2 2010/01/13 02:47:58 18.840 -64.493 33.3 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
MAP 4.7 2010/01/13 02:43:48 18.484 -72.984 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 2.5 2010/01/13 02:43:38 36.395 -117.870 0.2 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA
MAP 4.8 2010/01/13 02:26:35 18.470 -72.836 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.7 2010/01/13 02:17:58 18.451 -72.956 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.9 2010/01/13 02:11:31 18.445 -73.026 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 5.4 2010/01/13 01:57:35 18.459 -72.924 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 5.0 2010/01/13 01:55:17 18.397 -72.824 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 5.5 2010/01/13 01:36:32 18.363 -72.832 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 5.3 2010/01/13 01:32:45 18.384 -72.950 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.7 2010/01/13 01:24:33 18.494 -72.811 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 5.1 2010/01/13 01:16:52 18.431 -72.856 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.6 2010/01/13 01:05:50 18.537 -72.666 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 5.2 2010/01/13 00:59:06 18.257 -72.914 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 5.0 2010/01/13 00:43:28 18.541 -72.486 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.8 2010/01/13 00:23:57 18.410 -72.716 10.0 HAITI REGION



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s LAT
deg LON
deg DEPTH
km Region
MAP 4.5 2010/01/12 23:47:39 18.471 -72.851 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.5 2010/01/12 23:35:40 18.437 -72.811 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.8 2010/01/12 23:27:37 18.454 -72.808 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.8 2010/01/12 23:14:34 -13.800 34.491 10.0 MALAWI
MAP 5.1 2010/01/12 23:12:04 18.386 -72.555 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 4.2 2010/01/12 23:07:04 18.432 -72.620 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 5.5 2010/01/12 22:12:05 18.485 -72.556 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 5.9 2010/01/12 22:00:42 18.321 -72.848 10.0 HAITI REGION
MAP 7.0 2010/01/12 21:53:10 18.451 -72.445 10.0 HAITI REGION
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462. unf97
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:58 (GMT)
Good morning everyone

The morning low temperature was 26.4 degrees at my location in North Jax. This makes the 12th time in 13 days that sub freezing temps were measured at my home. Truly amazing!

The forecast for tonight is near 30 degrees in the interior areas of NE FL. THE LIGHT IS FINALLY AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!!! Tomorrow morning should be the last of sub freezing temps for awhile and I can say goodbye to the Great Freeze of 2010. It has cxeratinly left its mark in the history books in this area, that's for sure!

This day is so grim with the absolute sheer destruction and massive loss of life feared in Haiti. I have such aheavy heart right now and my deepest thoughts and prayers to everyone there.

Have a blessed day everyone.
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461. RTLSNK
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:54 (GMT)
Orogeny (Greek for "mountain generating") refers to natural mountain building, and may be studied as (a) a tectonic structural event, (b) as a geographical event, and (c) a chronological event. Orogenic events (a) cause distinctive structural phenomena and related tectonic activity, (b) affect certain regions of rocks and crust, and (c) happen within a specific period of time.

Orogenic events occur solely as a result of plate tectonics; the problems which were investigated and resolved by the study of orogenesis contributed greatly to the theory of plate tectonics, coupled with study of flora and fauna, geography and mid ocean ridges in the 1950s and 1960s.

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460. trinigal
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:54 (GMT)
Quoting TampaTom:


All this stuff makes my head ache.

AGW supporters can point to their facts and reach one conclusion, and AGW skeptics can point to their facts and reach one 180 degrees opposite.

Astounding.


Oh so true. This video just happens to be what I learned in school though in both my graduate and undergraduate studies (geosciences). Of course, we also received the global warming theories but this point of view is the one that makes most sense to me. I thought this was a very easy-to-understand video and so I'm sending it to a few folks I know who didn't spend as much time in college studying global warming and only hear the one-sided theories on television.

Opinions are great, aren't they?
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458. biff4ugo
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:53 (GMT)
Trini,(#446) thanks for answering.
How is that definition of "point of impact" different from epicenter?
Doesn't that mean the same thing? The epicenter is the point on the earth's surface directly over the focus of the quake. "Epicenter" seems like the perfect word to use for what they are talking about.
Can you point me at a book that uses "point of impact", it really comes across as an "unsicentificky" phrase IMHO. (Taking off my vocabulary police hat now)

AIM(#450) I feel the same way today.
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457. tornadodude
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:52 (GMT)
good morning everyone
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456. TampaTom
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:50 (GMT)
Quoting trinigal:


Thanks for this. I'll be sending this to a few people.


All this stuff makes my head ache.

AGW supporters can point to their facts and reach one conclusion, and AGW skeptics can point to their facts and reach one 180 degrees opposite.

Astounding.
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455. ElConando
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:40 (GMT)
Quoting biff4ugo:
People on the news keep saying "point of impact". That sounds like a fox news term. Is it different from epicenter? It sounds like there a meteor involved, an aircraft, or a sniper involved, like the book.

Is Point Of Impact the center of damage or devastation rather than the center of the quake?

Is it a disaster relief term? I'm searching.


I do not know in the context of what they said, the only thing I can think of is that point of impact is when the fault moved.
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454. code1
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:24 (GMT)
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:
Subduction leads to Orogeny!

Huh? Oh, Seduction Leads to Progeny!! Got it.

[Please forgive my little attempt at humor. You wouldn't believe how glad I am to have this blog to come back to this morning. Just took a neighbor and her son to the subway so they could catch a plane at National Airport bound for Florida. Her Mom died and they both have colds.
I am grateful Florida is warming up and they will be with family.
I am grateful I could do a neighbor a small favor this morning.
I am grateful to be able to sit here this morning with a hot cup of coffee, electrical power, natural gas heat, internet access and cable television.
Despite the cold temps we've had, and the higher utility costs, I am grateful that the bills are paid for another month.
Friends, family, hubby...it's all good here...and I am grateful.
I wish peace, good will, a better environment and infrastructure, food and shelter and all the blessings that I am fortunate enough to experience every day, to flow in a fortunate tide to the people of Haiti upon rebuilding.
Amen.]


Amen.
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453. RitaEvac
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:24 (GMT)
SE TX:

Powerful storm system to affect the area Thursday-Saturday PM.

Potential for heavy rains and coastal flooding.

Impressive upper level storm system will be moving onshore S CA latter today and into N MX tonight and Thursday. Warm air advection will begin in earnest late tonight and really ramp up on Thursday as strong forcing aloft forces a coastal low off the lower TX coast. Moisture levels rapidly increase with PWs reaching over an inch by Thursday afternoon and nearing 1.3 inches Friday morning. Upper air pattern becomes strongly divergent over the region with impressive surface moisture convergence especially over our SW counties into the coastal bend. Expect significant heavy rainfall to develop and focus in the Matagorda Bay region Thursday afternoon/night and then spread up the coast Friday. Models are hammering away at high QPF bombs between Palacios and Rockport and the HPC 5-day total in this region is upwards of 6 inches.

Coastal surface low will deepen off the middle TX coast and move ENE toward the SC LA coast late Friday and early Saturday. Strong winds will develop over the coastal locations and waters with this event…although gale conditions look to be the extent of the winds and not the storm conditions the GFS was showing previously.

Impacts:

Rainfall:

Will need to grade totals from N to S as the highest totals will be S of I-10 and likely around Matagorda Bay. Will go with widespread 3-5 inches in the Matagorda Bay region with isolated amounts of 6-8 inches possible. Across the rest of SE TX widespread 1-3 inches with isolated 5 inches will be possible. Fairly long duration of this event does raise the concern for flooding however Flash Flood Guidance is fairly high and the grounds somewhat dry. Will be on the lookout for flooding by the weekend on the major river systems as this event will drop widespread rains over a large area which tends to focus more toward river flooding. Main concern areas right now would be the Tres Palacios, Lavaca/Navidad, lower Guadalupe, and Mustang Creek.

Tides:

Strong easterly winds will commence late Thursday as low pressure develops and begins to deepen off the lower TX coast and move ENE to NE up the coast. ENE winds will increase Friday into the 25-35mph range with 40mph gust along the coast and offshore. Tides will increase to 1-2 feet above normal and may result in some issues in the areas hard hit by Ike.

Will continue to fine tune the impacts over the next 24 hours.

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452. trinigal
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:23 (GMT)
Quoting RitaEvac:
Link

Founder of the weather channel.


Thanks for this. I'll be sending this to a few people.
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451. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:16 (GMT)


nice rtn flow well into heart of cen tex dev begins shortly
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450. AwakeInMaryland
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:14 (GMT)
Subduction leads to Orogeny!

Huh? Oh, Seduction Leads to Progeny!! Got it.

[Please forgive my little attempt at humor. You wouldn't believe how glad I am to have this blog to come back to this morning. Just took a neighbor and her son to the subway so they could catch a plane at National Airport bound for Florida. Her Mom died and they both have colds.
I am grateful Florida is warming up and they will be with family.
I am grateful I could do a neighbor a small favor this morning.
I am grateful to be able to sit here this morning with a hot cup of coffee, electrical power, natural gas heat, internet access and cable television.
Despite the cold temps we've had, and the higher utility costs, I am grateful that the bills are paid for another month.
Friends, family, hubby...it's all good here...and I am grateful.
I wish peace, good will, a better environment and infrastructure, food and shelter and all the blessings that I am fortunate enough to experience every day, to flow in a fortunate tide to the people of Haiti upon rebuilding.
Amen.]
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449. RitaEvac
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:14 (GMT)
Link

Founder of the weather channel.
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448. Chicklit
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 14:03 (GMT)
Terrible situation in Port-au-Prince.
Daytona Beach (Ponce Inlet), FL
Updated: 7 sec ago
38.1 °F


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447. trinigal
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 13:55 (GMT)
Quoting gregpinehurstnc:
lets hope this is not a precursor to august 31 1886,, im not a geologist,as i ask . when one plate slips,does that put more pressure on the plate in sc? my aunt and cousins live in summerville sc,, and that fault line lines up with the faultline off of the coast of the atlantic,forgive my stupidity,,

We really know so little about plate tectonics. When you consider how Alaskan earthquakes change geyser activity in Yellowstone and their future patterns, it certainly gives one pause for thought.
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446. trinigal
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 13:51 (GMT)
Quoting biff4ugo:
People on the news keep saying "point of impact". That sounds like a fox news term. Is it different from epicenter? It sounds like there a meteor involved, an aircraft, or a sniper involved, like the book.

Is Point Of Impact the center of damage or devastation rather than the center of the quake?

Is it a disaster relief term? I'm searching.


I don't know how FoxNews uses it but in geology, we use it to describe the point from which the waves move out
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445. biff4ugo
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 13:46 (GMT)
People on the news keep saying "point of impact". That sounds like a fox news term. Is it different from epicenter? It sounds like there is a meteor, an aircraft, or a sniper involved, like the book.

Is Point Of Impact the center of damage or devastation rather than the center of the quake?

Is it a disaster relief term? I'm searching.
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444. AussieStorm
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 13:42 (GMT)
Morning All. My heart goes out to the people of Haiti. They will be in my preys when I go to bed tonight, Which might be soon, got a fast moving Thunderstorm coming close to me. Might have to shut down soon. Sydney RADAR
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443. IKE
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 13:40 (GMT)
(CNN) -- The powerful earthquake that rocked Haiti "destroyed" much of Port-au-Prince, the country's first lady reported, as the widespread devastation in the country's teeming capital came into full view Wednesday as dawn broke.

"We talked with the first lady of Haiti last night, at least our consulate general in Miami did," Raymond Joseph, Haitian ambassador to the United States, told CNN's American Morning, referring to Elisabeth Debrosse Delatour.

"And she said that she was all right and the president was all right, and most government officials were all right because this thing happened after hours, and most of the government buildings that have collapsed, collapsed after the employees were out."

But "the bad news is that she said most of Port-au-Prince is destroyed, and she's calling for some help in the form of a hospital ship off the coast of Port-au-Prince, just in the same way that the United States had helped us in 2008 after four hurricanes hit Haiti in three weeks."
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442. trinigal
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 13:37 (GMT)
Quoting presslord:
I believe their Presidential Palace is a replica of our White House...


I worked at the Presidential Palace in Haiti. It looks beautiful from the front but it is a bit of a facade. There are walls that are still riddled with holes from machine gun fire. There are rooms in the back (i.e. the dungeons) with no floors and just cement walls). My husband and I were discussing this last night. While it is a shock about the Presidential Palace, it is not a surprise.

Also keep in mind, while it takes our government quite a bit of time to organize anything worthwhile. I already know groups that are on the ground in Haiti and helping. Our government does need to step it up but, as usual, may other relief and church groups are already there doing what they can.
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440. Ossqss
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 13:28 (GMT)
Tectonics of the Haitian earthquake

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439. fireflymom
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 13:25 (GMT)
Maybe this will be a chance for the World to show it does care for the plight of Haiti and it's peoples. Perhaps a chance to rise from the dust and destruction and begin anew, stronger and healthier. Sending prayers and positive healing thoughts for all affected.
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438. biff4ugo
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 13:22 (GMT)
Big prayers for the folks in Haiti. Those images are devastating.
I am glad our leader is responding rapidly, that rain will follow the cold, and this is the last night all week even in the neighborhood of freezing.
Thanks for the links.

Subduction leads to Orogeny!
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437. IKE
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 13:18 (GMT)
4.5 aftershock 45 minutes ago...first one in awhile...

Earthquake Details
Magnitude 4.5
Date-Time

* Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 12:28:25 UTC
* Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 07:28:25 AM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 18.409°N, 72.728°W
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles) set by location program
Region HAITI REGION
Distances 45 km (30 miles) WSW of PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti
110 km (70 miles) E of Les Cayes, Haiti
160 km (100 miles) SSW of Cap-Haitien, Haiti
1125 km (700 miles) SE of Miami, Florida
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12 km (7.5 miles); depth fixed by location program
Parameters NST= 16, Nph= 16, Dmin=164.7 km, Rmss=1.43 sec, Gp= 94°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID us2010rkb1
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436. GrtLksQuest
13. tammikuuta 2010 klo 13:17 (GMT)
So many of you are doing a great job of not only providing info but also laying a foundation for real help. What a great community.

Thinking of one of the members: Hope Orcasystems and SWMBO will make it out of windy rainy Victoria BC to warm & sunny Cancun.
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