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21-12-2019, 20:14   #256
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Looks like a Tornado struck Surrey today. Very heavy rain also causing flooding.

https://twitter.com/StormchaserUKEU/...387805184?s=20

https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1...809171456?s=20

https://twitter.com/thedailywake/sta...367066624?s=20

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status...140294146?s=20
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22-12-2019, 03:56   #257
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Why are sky saying it's storm Elsa? Wasn't that wednesdays storm?
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The city of Ajaccio in Corsica has been completely cut off from everywhere else since yesterday - not accessible by boat, plane, road or foot! Average windspeeds in the region of 140km/h and one gust overnight hit 196km/h. Winds pushing 6-9m waves onto costal areas. Some roads should be re-opened by the end of the day, but people still being advised not to use private cars (risk of being blown/washed away); airport and seaports expected to remain closed for a while yet.
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27-12-2019, 12:14   #259
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It's not a weather event more of a climate curiosity - a massive warm spot in the south Pacific east of New Zealand.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...les-scientists



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A spike in water temperature of up to 6C above average across a massive patch of ocean east of New Zealand is likely to have been caused by an “anti-cyclone” weather system, a leading scientist says.

Appearing on heat maps as a deep red blob, the patch spans at least a million square kilometres – an area nearly 1.5 times the size of Texas, or four times larger than New Zealand – in the Pacific Ocean.

James Renwick, the head of geography, environment and earth sciences at Victoria University in Wellington, said the scale of the temperature spike near the sparsely populated Chatham Islands archipelago was remarkable, and had been building for weeks.

“It’s the biggest patch of above average warming on the planet right now. Normally the temperatures there are about 15C, at the moment they are about 20C,” he said.

Renwick said the blob could be linked to rising atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions, as a result of climate change, but he expected it was overwhelmingly due to natural variability – a strong high pressure system and a lack of wind.

“It’s not uncommon to see patches of warmer water off New Zealand but this magnitude of four, five, up to six degrees is pretty unusual,” Renwick said
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Any chance that hot-spot might be due to increased submarine volcanic activity in the trenches off the coast of NZ, with the hot water rising to the surface once it's been dragged out into the Pacific?
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03-01-2020, 18:22   #262
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Spearfish, South Dakota, holds the world record for the fastest recorded temperature change.

On January 22, 1943, at about 7:30 a.m. MST, the temperature in Spearfish was −4°F (−20°C). The Chinook wind picked up speed rapidly, and two minutes later (7:32 a.m.) the temperature was +45 °F (+7 °C) above zero.

The 49 °F or 27 °C rise in two minutes set a world record that still holds. By 9:00 a.m., the temperature had risen to 54 °F (12 °C).

Suddenly, the chinook died down and the temperature tumbled back to −4 °F or −20 °C.

The 58 °F or 32.2 °C drop took only 27 minutes.

The sudden change in temperatures caused glass windows to crack and windshields to instantly frost over!!
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Greenland record low temperature ever. A bone chilling -66C!
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Was just thinking would the strong vortex help keep the cold up there and help the sea ice and low temps etc. Look like the low temp bit is happening.
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Greenland record low temperature ever. A bone chilling -66C!
Are you sure? I didn't see it widely quoted in the Guardian or anywhere else.
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Smoke from Oz fires having an interesting impact on New Zealand ski resorts

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/a...ectid=11785674
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Unreal record snowfall in NewFoundLand
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Unreal record snowfall in NewFoundLand

They are getting it bad this year




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Just came on to post that ..

We have family there in Newfoundland who are literally .well, their houses are totally buried. Like many others, Only way they could signal would be flares.
They are well used to winter there and well stocked but this I
s a disaster and a time of real trial and danger.

The message with the link is this...

"If the Irish want snow, give them this"

Prayer Vigil here; please add yours. Thank you

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Just called in to post re the emergency in Newfoundland, where several of my family's dwellings are totally/competely buried in the huge snowfall. It is posted on the weather abroad .

While they are well used to life there, and well equipped, this is a dangerous situation. Only way they could signal out is flares. Deeply thankful the army is in now.

Prayer Vigil here today. Candles lit

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"If the Irish want snow, give them this lot"
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