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Extreme events 2020 (Weather)

by dulan drift, Sunday, January 19, 2020, 21:01 (208 days ago)

Starting to think there's more to it than just global warming. Even in this year of record heat in Australia the winter lows were also significantly below average. Perhaps what's unfolding can best be characterised as increased erraticness.

Anyway, first entry in the file is a record blizzard in Canada that dropped nearly 80cm of snow.

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by dulan drift, Monday, January 20, 2020, 06:22 (207 days ago) @ dulan drift

This dust storm was associated with the widespread rain storms over the weekend in that some places further inland got the wind, but no rain. I wonder if cattle eating the plains down to the bare dirt has exacerbated it?

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video of driving into a dust storm:
https://twitter.com/i/status/1218816321615302656

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by dan @, Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 10:35 (206 days ago) @ dulan drift

I can't imagine driving in to that.

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by dulan drift, Friday, January 24, 2020, 17:10 (203 days ago) @ dan

Amidst the collapse of the planet there are some great photos...

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by dulan drift, Friday, January 24, 2020, 17:31 (203 days ago) @ dulan drift

Winter storm in Spain that killed 13:

"Storm Gloria swept into the Balearic Islands - which include the holiday island of Majorca - last weekend with torrential rain whipped up by winds of 100km/h (62mph).

Huge waves forced some residents to evacuate while rivers burst their banks and boats were torn from their moorings.

The storm then struck Catalonia, Valencia and the southern regions of Murcia and Andalusia with rain and snow (!), leaving a trail of damage"

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by dan @, Friday, January 24, 2020, 19:21 (203 days ago) @ dulan drift

Good God. That first one is truly apocalyptic.

I came across the following subreddit while researching the new virus, nCoV: https://www.reddit.com/r/collapse/. Not something to browse if you're feeling depressed about the state of civilization.

EDIT: I was referring to that earlier post with the girl running towards the abyss.

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by dulan drift, Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 06:33 (199 days ago) @ dan

Storms in Brazil: 54 dead, 30 000 flee homes

Although the rain doesn't seem excessive by Taiwan standards, it depends on how well a particular place is geared up for it. They (only) had 170 mm over 24 hrs but that was the highest recorded in 110 years so guess they weren't prepared for it.

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by dan @, Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 06:59 (199 days ago) @ dulan drift

Wow. It's sort of like places that don't get much snow getting completely shut down by 1-2".

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by dulan drift, Saturday, February 01, 2020, 13:30 (195 days ago) @ dan

Check out these temps - this is not from some desert in the middle of Australia - these are the outskirts of Sydney!!!

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by dan @, Saturday, February 01, 2020, 13:53 (195 days ago) @ dulan drift

That's insane. A colleague who had once worked in Saudi Arabia once told me that they cancelled school when it hit 45. So even they would consider these high temperatures.

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by dulan drift, Tuesday, February 04, 2020, 11:00 (192 days ago) @ dan

This is the result of what looked like a cyclone on the weather map (rotating but wasn't named) in the south island of NZ

According to reports, 1.1 metres of rain has fallen in Fiordland in the past three days. (they do get 10 metres a year so it's not that unusual)

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by dulan drift, Friday, February 07, 2020, 17:37 (189 days ago) @ dulan drift

"Antarctica has logged its hottest temperature on record, with an Argentinian research station thermometer reading 18.3C, beating the previous record by 0.8C.

The reading, taken at Esperanza on the northern tip of the continent’s peninsula, beats Antarctica’s previous record of 17.5C, set in March 2015."

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by dan @, Friday, February 07, 2020, 19:41 (189 days ago) @ dulan drift

I'm beginning to think a neat project might be to map climate change projections with reality.

I wonder if I could convince my school to give me a class for this. I highly doubt it.

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by dulan drift, Saturday, February 08, 2020, 12:30 (188 days ago) @ dan

I'm beginning to think a neat project might be to map climate change projections with reality.

I wonder if I could convince my school to give me a class for this. I highly doubt it.

Worth a try - great idea! Would be curious to see how we're travelling compared to projections.

Like to see one for the political spectrum as well - not a projection as such - just a real time heat map. Problem would be how to grade a particular political doctrine.

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by dulan drift, Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 18:09 (178 days ago) @ dulan drift

'Bomb cyclone' floods in Wales. “They are the highest levels we’ve ever recorded on the River Wye and those records go back 200 years,” he told Sky News.

Annoyingly this article (and others i've read) doesn't give the key data of how many mil they got over what time frame.

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by dulan drift, Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 13:20 (170 days ago) @ dulan drift

Got this from Tom Steyer in the Dem debate - supposedly California is having it's driest Feb in 150 years. Given the fire problems there in recent years then that's not a record you want to be breaking.

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by dulan drift, Friday, March 06, 2020, 06:19 (161 days ago) @ dulan drift

Hottest European winter on record - smashed old record by a whopping 1.4C. That's like someone suddenly running the 100 metres in 8 seconds.

It's the summer time when climate change really starts to get gnarly so we'll see how it goes then.

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by dan @, Friday, March 06, 2020, 06:27 (161 days ago) @ dulan drift

I have a feeling the west coast of the US will not be a fun place to visit this summer. Maybe it's a good thing that the virus will likely be keeping us here in Japan.

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by dulan drift, Saturday, August 01, 2020, 12:52 (13 days ago) @ dan

I have a feeling the west coast of the US will not be a fun place to visit this summer. Maybe it's a good thing that the virus will likely be keeping us here in Japan.

That was prescient. Temps forecast to hit 50C in southern California!!!

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53618473

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