Super Typhoon (190 MPH Winds) Heading For Japan

Super typhoon on course for Japan — Winds up to 190 mph, could soon be Category 5 storm — “May follow Typhoon Wipha’s path” … “Developed in a similar area” (VIDEO) (ENENews, Oct 19, 2013):

Weather Channel, Oct. 18, 2013 at 9:45p ET: Super Typhoon Francisco Brushes Guam, Could Threaten Japan Next Week […] A tropical cyclone is dubbed a “super typhoon” when maximum sustained winds reach at least 150 mph – the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. […] Conditions appear favorable for development [… allowing] the typhoon to strengthen in intensity, possibly to 160 mph (Category 5 status) over the next few hours. After that, Francisco will move into a region of cooler ocean temperatures, which cause the typhoon to weaken. Francisco may threaten southern Japan early next week, however the current forecast from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center indicates that the typhoon will be much weaker by that point. That said, intensity forecasts at five days out in time can be highly uncertain […]

Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Oct. 19, 2013: […] as the system continues further to the north, a strong poleward outflow channel may develop which could help to offset the cooler sea SSTs and maintain higher intensities. […] All objective aids, with the exception of GFDN, are beginning to  indicate a recurve scenario, but widely vary in position and track speed of the system. […]

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‘Once In A Decade’ Typhoon Heads For Japan And Fukushima Nuclear Plant


This October 7, 2013 NASA Terra satellite image shows Typhoon Danas off Japan. (AFP/NASA)

Strong typhoon heads for Japan and crippled Fukushima nuclear plant (RT, Oct 15, 2013):

A powerful typhoon is bearing down on Japan – and its path is set to go through the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. It’s less than 24 hours until the storm is due to hit. The storm has been branded a “once in a decade event”.

The country’s weather agency has issued warnings of torrential rain and strong winds ahead of the coming typhoon, Wipha.

450 flights have been canceled across Japan in measures against the coming typhoon. The combined cancelations will affect 60,850 passengers, Japan Airlines Co said.

East Japan Railway Co said it had canceled 31 bullet trains going north and west from Tokyo, Reuters reported.

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Historic Blizzard Kills 75,000 Cattle In South Dakota


Rapid City and many other parts of South Dakota recorded record snowfall totals for the entire month of October in just three days over the weekend.

Shutdown worsens historic blizzard that killed tens of thousands of South Dakota cattle (NBC News, Oct 9, 2013):

An unusually early and enormous snowstorm over the weekend caught South Dakota ranchers and farmers unprepared, killing tens of thousands of cattle and ravaging the state’s $7 billion industry — an industry left without assistance because of the federal government shutdown.

As many as 75,000 cattle have perished since the storm slammed the western part of the state Thursday through Saturday with snowfall that set records for the entire month of October in just three days, state and industry officials said.

Across the state, snow totals averaged 30 inches, with some isolated areas recording almost 5 feet, The Weather Channel reported.

The South Dakota Stock Growers Association estimated that 15 percent to 20 percent of all cattle were killed in some parts of the state. Some ranchers reported that they lost half or more of their herds.

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Canada: Toronto Underwater – Severe Thunderstorms Cause Flooding, Blackouts, Havoc On Roads

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Toronto flood photos show parts of city underwater (CTV News, July 9, 2013)

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Severe thunderstorms cause flooding, blackouts, havoc on roads around GTA (Toronto Star, July 9, 2013):

Severe thunderstorms that have caused flooding and power outages around the city Monday will likely exceed 100 mm of total rainfall before it tapers off later this evening, according to Environment Canada.

Meteorologists from Environment Canada are tracking a slow moving cluster of thunderstorms capable of producing localized flash flooding.

The amount of rainfall has beaten the previous same-day rainfall record of 29.2 mm in 2008 and trounced the roughly 70 mm monthly average for July.

Record-Setting Southwest Heat Wave Turns Fatal

Record-setting Southwest heat wave turns fatal (CNN, June 30, 2013):

A series of cities are in the grip of soaring temperatures this weekend. From Phoenix, to Las Vegas, to Death Valley in California, which set a world-record high a century ago.Death Valley was the hottest spot Saturday, reaching 127 degrees, and Arizona and Nevada continued in a record-setting heat wave that is forecast to last through Tuesday.

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Deadly El Reno, Oklahoma Tornado Was WIDEST EVER Measured On Earth, Had Nearly 300 Mph Winds

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Deadly El Reno, Okla. tornado was widest ever measured on Earth, had nearly 300 mph winds (Washington Post, June 4, 2013):

The tornado that killed 18 people, including 4 storm chasers, west of Oklahoma City Friday was wider than any tornado ever observed or surveyed according to the National Weather Service and leading tornado researcher, Howard Bluestein.  The massive El Reno, Okla. twister reached an unthinkable maximum width of 2.6 miles.

“This is the biggest ever,” Bluestein said.

The previous widest tornado record was the F4-rated (on the 0-5 scale) Wilber – Hallam, Nebraska twister that touched down on May 22, 2004.  It had a maximum width of 2.5 miles.

The El Reno tornado, originally rated an EF-3 (on the 0-5 Enhanced Fujita scale), was also upgraded to an EF-5, the most intense class of twisters.  The upgrade arose not due to the funnel’s width, but because of astonishing wind speed information sensed from several mobile doppler radar units that were in the field, staffed by research meteorologists.

Bluestein, a University of Oklahoma professor, said two of his graduate students clocked wind speeds as high as 296 mph on their mobile doppler unit while observing the storm from the east.

That 296 mph gust came close to matching the highest wind speed ever measured on Earth.  Joshua Wurman, another leading tornado researcher who runs the Center for Severe Weather Research, and his team clocked 301 mph winds in a tornado that struck near Moore, Okla on May 3 1999.

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Meteorologist Joe Bastardi: Blaming Turbulent Weather On Global Warming Is Extreme Nonsense (Forbes)

Meteorologist Joe Bastardi: Blaming Turbulent Weather On Global Warming Is Extreme Nonsense (Forbes, May 26, 2013):

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) wasted no crisis knowing what and whom to blame following the devastating tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma. Republicans caused it to happen through anthropogenic (man-caused) global warming. “When cyclones tear up Oklahoma and hurricanes swamp Alabama and wildfires scorch Texas, you come to us, the rest of the country, for billions of dollars to recover. And the damage that your polluters and deniers are doing doesn’t just hit Oklahoma and Alabama and Texas.”

So what about all that hot air? Is it possibly coming from none other than the senator himself? Well-respected meteorologist Joe Bastardi believes so, and will explain why.

Mr. Bastardi’s reputation for bold and accurate weather forecasts has landed him interviews on numerous major television programs, including Fox News Live, the O’Reilly Factor, Your World With Neil Cavuto, and Imus in the Morning, to name but a few. Many companies across a multitude of industries use his analytical services which correlate similarities between current and historical weather patterns to predict likely developments.

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UK Weathermen Sued Over Pessimistic Forecasts

In Harbinger Of Things To Come, UK Weathermen Sued Over Pessimistic Forecasts (ZeroHedge, Oct 3, 2012):

While some of us grow weary of the incessant optimism among our economist elite – and their error-prone forecasts and Birinyi-ruler extrapolations, the Brits have decided enough is enough. The leisure industry is suing the weather-forecasters for coming up with “such pessimistic forecasts predicting rain.” In some of the most perfect analogies for our woeful economists, The Telegraph notes that “The Met Office forecasters need to realise that everything they say has an impact on whether people go on holiday or go for a day out.”  But the weather service admitted (unlike our overpaid extrapolators) “No weather forecaster is going to get it 100 per cent right all the time. We have to tell the weather as it is that’s what our job is.” Of course, we have nothing to fear but rain itself and so the industry offers this little gem of honesty: “We’re not asking them to bend the truth, but just to be more careful with phrasing.” Perhaps we will soon hear this from our esteemed ivory tower academics: While we may have global thermonuclear warfare, it will generate a modest GDP bounce in several countries as a result of more than expected broken windows. All of this simply confirms that ‘we can’t handle the truth.’

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Britain Faces Mini Ice Age That Could Last For Decades

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BRITAIN FACES A MINI ‘ICE AGE’ (Daily Express, Oct. 10,2011):

BRITAIN is set to suffer a mini ice age that could last for decades and bring with it a series of bitterly cold winters.

And it could all begin within weeks as experts said last night that the mercury may soon plunge below the record -20C endured last year.

Scientists say the anticipated cold blast will be due to the return of a disruptive weather pattern called La Nina. Latest evidence shows La Nina, linked to extreme winter weather in America and with a knock-on effect on Britain, is in force and will gradually strengthen as the year ends.

The climate phenomenon, characterised by unusually cold ocean temperatures in the Pacific, was linked to our icy winter last year – one of the coldest on record.

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