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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:31 pm

bad hammy wrote:
Marlow wrote:Surely there can be no negative consequences to a melt-off of the Polar Ice-cap . . . can there?

My current abode is about 5 feet above sea level and the sea (well, bay) is about 100 yards from the my back door. I might be just a bit more concerned if I wasn't renting . . .


The melting Arctic Ice Cap won't effect ocean levels.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Marlow » Fri Sep 21, 2012 12:54 pm

Conor Dary wrote:The melting Arctic Ice Cap won't effect ocean levels.

That's only the floating ice. If the Greenland ice cap melts (which it is), that's a 20' rise in tides.
But that's only the tip of the iceberg (pun!). Without the reflective nature of the ice, the polar region will absorb more of the sun's radiation and accelerate Global Warming.
Then there's the more disastrous effects of climate change: more frequent and powerful hurricanes/typhoons, devastating floods and severe droughts.
I'm sure this whole scenario is just scare tactics by all those eco-terrorist tree-huggers!
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:38 pm

Marlow wrote:
Conor Dary wrote:The melting Arctic Ice Cap won't effect ocean levels.

That's only the floating ice. If the Greenland ice cap melts (which it is), that's a 20' rise in tides.
But that's only the tip of the iceberg (pun!). Without the reflective nature of the ice, the polar region will absorb more of the sun's radiation and accelerate Global Warming.
Then there's the more disastrous effects of climate change: more frequent and powerful hurricanes/typhoons, devastating floods and severe droughts.
I'm sure this whole scenario is just scare tactics by all those eco-terrorist tree-huggers!


Yea, I didn't mean to imply it is no big deal. The Arctic Ice Cap is just like an ice cube in a gin and tonic. Well sort of....you get the idea. But I agree with all that you say.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby tandfman » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:51 pm

Another bit of evidence of global warming. In some Arctic areas in Canada, for the first time ever, they are having to use cooling systems to make ice for hockey.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/05/sport ... stems.html
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:16 pm

It is getting a tad warm down under...

    Australia's "dome of heat" has become so intense that the temperatures are rising off the charts – literally.

    The Bureau of Meteorology's interactive weather forecasting chart has added new colours – deep purple and pink – to extend its previous temperature range that had been capped at 50 degrees (or 122F).

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weath ... 2ce33.html
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Marlow » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:22 pm

The Northwest Passage, which had been iced over for centuries, is now so clear a passenger ship went through it last year.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:43 pm

Conor Dary wrote:
bad hammy wrote:
Marlow wrote:Surely there can be no negative consequences to a melt-off of the Polar Ice-cap . . . can there?

My current abode is about 5 feet above sea level and the sea (well, bay) is about 100 yards from the my back door. I might be just a bit more concerned if I wasn't renting . . .


The melting Arctic Ice Cap won't effect ocean levels.


It will not affect ocean levels. However, it will send cold fresh water into the oceans to the south and has the possibility to alter currents some. When some currents gets altered enough you can get major climate effects. Consider if the warm currents coming up the Eastern Seaboard and across to Northern Europe gets altered and cuts across somewhere further south. You could get significant temperature changes there (colder) and warmer conditions elsewhere. I think that this is actually not the circulation change that is most of concern; rather there is one (probably related to melt from Greenland) that could exacerbate the warming in parts of the northern hemisphere and increase the feedback effects leading to faster melting, I think.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Friar » Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:16 pm

Best playoff-day --Foxboro/48-- weather I've ever seen on Jan.13. Can't even call it a Jan. thaw because it really hasn't been out-of-ordinary cold yet. I was even motivated to do yard work...with a rake.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby tandfman » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:06 am

Remarkable story linked on front page. Apparently Kenyan runners' training has been affected by "climate-linked" rising temperatures there.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Marlow » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:26 am

By now we've (N Fla) had a coupla early-morning frosts. None last year; none this. In the 80s last coupla days. Norm high for now is high 60s. These 'facts' do not mean anything (too small sample), and does not prove it's man-made (could be a natural climactic cycle), but it does seem ominous. If you saw the pictures of the Chinese smog last week, you can see that our 'carbon footprint' really is a problem that MUST be forcefully addressed, regardless of your politics.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Conor Dary » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:15 am

Here in Chicago we just tied the record for the latest 1 inch snowfall, and tomorrow we break it. The old record was set in 1899. In fact we haven't had a 1 inch snowfall since last February or about 328 days.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Pego » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:43 pm

Central Wisconsin is supposed to dip tonight to -25F, wind chill factor -40F. Brrrrrrr.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Daisy » Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:43 pm

Pego wrote:Central Wisconsin is supposed to dip tonight to -25F, wind chill factor -40F. Brrrrrrr.

More proof that global warming is a hoax!
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby tandfman » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:05 pm

Record temps in Sydney, Australia the other day. Track meets cancelled. Too darn hot. 115F (46C).

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weath ... 2cxrr.html
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby az2004 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:35 am

isn;t the salinity of the water the key, and the changes in it's circulaion

on an aside the brutal cold weather of the next few days is the coldest in the past few days

i fel like i have carpal tunnel syndrome due to it
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby 26mi235 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:06 pm

tandfman wrote:Record temps in Sydney, Australia the other day. Track meets cancelled. Too darn hot. 115F (46C).

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weath ... 2cxrr.html


I set my 10k PR on the day it hit 113 in Pomona, CA (it was a soft PR, set in a 15km race run on the 4th of July, so it was not fast conditions either).
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby 26mi235 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:57 pm

Well, what a difference a year makes. Last year we had the hottest March on record, by far. This, well...

The last time that it was 40 without rain (low 40-42 and rain is rather nastier than, say 35) was Dec 4. Our average temp in March so far has been 25, and the next week is supposed to be lower than that with our first daily high above freezing may be next Sunday (and there are five inches of snow on the ground, with a couple more coming.

Last week and next (if the forecast holds) will be almost 40 degrees colder than last year, with six in a row averaging over 50 degrees colder.

Now, that is why we do not do outside track meets in March (and few in April).
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby lonewolf » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:36 pm

Worked first outdoor meet of the season Friday. 76 F, sunshine, lite breeze . Received an emergency call from OkSt throws coach to head the HT for tri-dual Tulsa U, which does not have a hammer facility, was hosting. So, the throwers had a 180 mile RT to compete. Change of pace/event for me but fun.
OSU redshirt Nick Miller, competing unattached, won the event with a 69.76 m first toss. He had some out of left sector throws near the 80m arc. I do not know if that is good but since he won by about 15m over some large healthy men it must be respectable.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby 26mi235 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:21 pm

Will the OT A and B marks were 72 and 64m and the WCs are 79 and 76, and here are the London results; only one over 80m (of course, maybe they have a headwind :lol: ):

1 2048 Hungary PARS Krisztian 80.59 +
2 2930 Slovenia KOZMUS Primoz 79.36 SB +
3 2229 Japan MUROFUSHI Koji 78.71 SB +
4 3150 Ukraine SOKYRSKIYY Olexiy 78.25 +
5 2808 Russian Federation IKONNIKOV Kirill 77.86 +
6 1520 Czech Republic MELICH Lukas 77.17 +
7 2678 Poland ZIOLKOWSKI Szymon 77.10 +
8 2145 Italy VIZZONI Nicola 76.07 +
9 3224 United States of America JOHNSON Kibwe 74.95 +
10 3022 Tajikistan NAZAROV Dilshod 73.80 +
11 1169 Belarus SVIATOKHA Valery 73.13 +
12 1834 Great Britain SMITH Alexander 72.87 +
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby lonewolf » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:14 pm

Hmmmm.. he definitely had throws in the middle of that list..he is very fast spinner had some long foot fouls.. seemed to take more turns that the other throwers...
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby DrJay » Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:08 am

Ain't actin' FUNNY, actin' MEAN! In the 60s on Monday, then major storm yesterday with the strongest sustained winds I've ever seen at our office, not much snow and most of it sublimed before it could settle, then down to about 8F last night (0F in Woodland Park where I live.) Went for a run at lunch today and the angle of the sun's telling me "spring" and the thermometer's telling me 34F at High Noon. But it should be 70 by the weekend.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby 26mi235 » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:06 pm

Yes, we have been having late winter here too. High of 36 with a wind-chill max of 27 with rain. Only a few days since early December with temperatures above 40 and I have been gone for most and a couple only got there because rain came in, usually leaving with a snow flourish at the end. Ugg! :evil: Hard to believe that last year mid-March had a week with highs primarily in the 80s.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby bambam » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:12 pm

Coldest, longest winter in North Carolina that I can remember
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby DrJay » Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:16 pm

Nastiest April in CO in my memory. A snowfall or two is normal, but we've had maybe four truly nice days this month. A bit of snow yesterday, more today, 33F now, wind. HIghs in the low 30s Thurs, more nastiness early next week.

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ ... now-denver
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby bambam » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:08 pm

bambam wrote:Coldest, longest winter in North Carolina that I can remember


Finally, spring and warm weather. 84 today in Durham
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby gh » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:09 am

Dr. Jay, what's up in your part of the world?

Local radio guy last night said it was 80 in Denver on Monday, but could get 6 inches of snow Tuesday.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Conor Dary » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:13 pm

gh wrote:Dr. Jay, what's up in your part of the world?

Local radio guy last night said it was 80 in Denver on Monday, but could get 6 inches of snow Tuesday.


That is not that uncommon this time of year on the Front Range. I remember once in Boulder when it was 70+ and we got 2 feet of snow that night with thunder and lightening.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby DrJay » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:18 pm

gh wrote:Dr. Jay, what's up in your part of the world?

Local radio guy last night said it was 80 in Denver on Monday, but could get 6 inches of snow Tuesday.


Yes and yes. 62F at the start of my son's track meet at 3:00 pm today, now down to about 48F and windy throughout the meet, it was cold. High of 45F in the Springs with snow tomorrow, low of 19F tomorrow night, reocrd low for the date is 15F. Conor's right, not at all uncommon here in April. What was unusual was how few nice days we had this month. I think we topped 70F twice? Yesterday was awfully nice. Spring sports are tough here. Went ot a HS meet a few years ago in late April and it was in the process of being cancelled as it barley was getting started, due to wind. Hurdles blowing over, tables and clipboards blowing all over. And the state meet is the weekend of May 18th. Some years the kids have had only one or two favorable condition meets under their belt before regionals. Give me the heat and humidity of KY any day.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby bambam » Wed May 01, 2013 9:26 am

Coldest, wettest winter/spring that I can remember in Durham, North Carolina since starting at Duke in 1969. Usually by now often in the 80s. Today its about 57 F., and raining as it seems to have done every day for the last two weeks. Most of the highs have been in the 60s recently. Few good, warm days. Global warming may be real, but not this winter/spring in North Carolina.

However, we will likely have another of those typical Carolina summers of 95 F daily from June 1 to Sep 1 with 80% humidity, and a thundershower every day at 4 PM.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Conor Dary » Wed May 01, 2013 9:33 am

85 yesterday and today in Chicago. Meanwhile Minneapolis, 400 miles away, is expecting 12 inches of snow.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby DrJay » Thu May 02, 2013 3:48 am

15F right now, 4" snow. This is getting really, really old. Still haven't heard the weatherman give us an explanation. Likely has to do with the jet stream or La Bamba or something like that.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Conor Dary » Thu May 02, 2013 7:59 am

Yes, spring, Front Range weather. Such fun. The nice thing is the sun is so strong this time of year the snow melts pretty quickly.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby donley2 » Thu May 02, 2013 2:30 pm

Pretty dang unusual to talk about a wind chill in North Texas in May. Record for tomorrow is 41 at DFW airport. Predicted overnight low is 36. Already in the low 40's with the wind blowing out of the north 15 gusting to 25 or 30 mph. Nasty.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby bambam » Sat May 04, 2013 4:59 pm

High of 59 today in Durham with rain for about 8th consecutive day. Got a tweet today from the daughter of a well-known basketball coach who asked "Can we please have spring? This is getting depressing" Had to agree with her
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby DrJay » Sun May 05, 2013 9:53 am

bambam wrote:High of 59 today in Durham with rain for about 8th consecutive day. Got a tweet today from the daughter of a well-known basketball coach who asked "Can we please have spring? This is getting depressing" Had to agree with her


Those Dookies! Always wanting everything their way! :wink:
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby bambam » Sun May 05, 2013 10:40 pm

DrJay wrote:
bambam wrote:High of 59 today in Durham with rain for about 8th consecutive day. Got a tweet today from the daughter of a well-known basketball coach who asked "Can we please have spring? This is getting depressing" Had to agree with her


Those Dookies! Always wanting everything their way! :wink:


Yeah, well, high of about 54 today and rain all day. If you watched the Charlotte PGA Tour event on the tube, you saw what we were getting. Still miserable and supposed to rain the next 2 days but it is supposed to warm up later this week. Finally.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Marlow » Mon May 06, 2013 5:01 am

So, after two MISERABLE days for the State HS Championships (worst conditions for PV I've ever dealt with), now it's brilliantly clear blue skies with mild winds and warm temperatures. Sigh.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby DrJay » Fri May 17, 2013 10:38 am

After bitching a few weeks ago, I should go on record as sayng the weather is absolutley beautiful the last six days. A nice run in a park at lunch today on REAL grass, green and freshly cut.
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby gh » Thu May 30, 2013 10:19 am

nothing "funny" about this. My favorite Swiss village (I even named a dog after it!) is in glacier danger (make that former glacier)

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/world ... html?_r=1&
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Re: Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

Postby Marlow » Thu May 30, 2013 12:33 pm

Failed to mention this from 10 days ago:

A new study confirms there is strong scientific consensus that human activities are causing the planet to warm. 97 percent of scientific papers (that take a stance on the issue) agree, the study finds.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/cap ... -what-now/

The anti-GW factions kicked into high gear within days . . . :roll:
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