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  1. For somebody under severe drought restrictions, the mind boggles at the inches of water about to fall on Texas!



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    2. Nouska


      I am in the Lot et Garonne - on a map of France, half way between Bergerac and Agen.

    3. karyo


      Ok I see, a fair distance from Ariege.

    4. Nouska


      Oops - a malfunction of the image saving device. Latest run of ECM has even higher totals.:help:






  2. I've recently been reading the write up on the persistent Arctic cyclone of August 2016 ..... http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asl.757/full Are we going to see a reprise for 2017?
  3. Tropical Tidbits has a useful feature for looking at the Atlantic basin - you can go back three days on the model and thus see where this low has genesis. The energy is generated from the remnants of tropical storm Emily and a train of little tropical waves that are circulating round the high. Emily over Florida on first of August. Then follow the run and see the development. https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/analysis/models/?model=ecmwf&region=atl&pkg=uv850_vort&runtime=2017080300&fh=-48&xpos=0&ypos=114
  4. Very simply, tropical convection needs a moist atmosphere at height to get the hurricane building towers to develop and thus form a stable core. The dry Saharan air aloft inhibits this ability and it also cause disruptive shear. There is a very strong CCKW (Convectively Coupled Kelvin Wave) due in the Atlantic next week - that should moisten out the upper layers and may lead to some development for later in August. Impacts of Convectively Coupled Kelvin Waves on Environmental Conditions for Atlantic Tropical Cyclogenesis http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/MWR-D-11-00305.1
  5. If you read any of Ant Masiello's tweets you'll have noticed that he was suggesting the Atlantic would become more active after the solar burst in mid July. Might just be coincident but pattern changed substantially following the most recent geomag events. Some recent research and it is not behind a paywall. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/qj.2782/full A useful tool for checking detail on current activity. https://omniweb.gsfc.nasa.gov/
  6. I cannot answer for Singularity but I take it that he refers to the lack of a proven connection in the literature rather than a lack of understanding among the scientific community. I've not seen any teleconnection graphics on any of the big science sites that point to a strong link between Pacific placed convection and UK summer weather. There is a tentative suggestion that Indian Ocean activity may have more influence. As an aside and purely just a thought - the last time we saw such a UK centred cut off low - solar activity was rapidly declining and looked very similar to this:- Another summer where long range models showed vast swathes of positive heights but failed to pick up the tiny and persistent trough that blighted UK summer.
  7. It's one of this seasons hatchings - typically uniform grey except for the 'baby' speckling on the breast feathers.
  8. Re the conversation about Yorkshire - checking the 00Z ECM det and 06Z UKMO (via London WAFC) looking pretty cloudy and wet tomorrow afternoon. As of this recent run, thunderstorms are expected at 15Z as witnessed by the CB hazard charts.
  9. It does! Read numbers from right (10hPa) to left (70hPa) for progression downwards. Months are the second column on the left. http://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/met/ag/strat/produkte/qbo/qbo.dat
  10. The French models have soundings and hodographs - ARPEGE for all UK and the south only on AROME http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/sondage_arpege.php?region=uk&ech=3&mode=2&wrf=0
  11. AROME has a little patch of 33C NNE of London - you might be right in your assumption. Fun to see what the model anticipates for tomorrow in sim-sat IR format.
  12. The week three ECM height anomaly chart shows lower heights straddling the north of the UK and the focus of the ridge down to the SW. This configuration shows a rainfall deficit. We know that the models, particularly GFS, have been frequently trying to introduce low heights in the late stages of the runs but as time counts down, the ridging has the won the day. Whether it continues to be the case, time will tell. So far, this summer, the EC has had a better performance than it did in winter - it would be very unusual for no breakdowns in summer and even if two weeks hence turns out as modelled, that is no predictor of what is in store for the rest of summer.
  13. Arpege showing a little pocket of 27C for the north of London and the first 40C of the summer for down here. As I said in a status comment, forecasts for here will see June 2003 well beaten - l wonder if some of the suggestions of dangerous heat will come to fruition?
  14. I've lifted this from the in depth model thread as it seems pertinent in view of the lovely 12Z run from the GFS. Nice assessment from GP, all based on teleconnections. You are suffering the 2007 bit currently (get it out of the way quick ) but the 1995 redux is showing in all its glory from next weekend. Just a reminder of what the charts looked like for back then. http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/archives/archives.php?day=15&month=6&hour=12&year=1995&map=0&region=&mode=2&type=era
  15. He might not be talking nonsense as far as June is concerned - newly updated EC seasonal has a warm but very wet outlook for this month. You'll all be pleased to note that the picture for July and August is for above average temps with a very dry signature.
  16. A new paper looking at long period central Pacific ENSO trends. Recent enhancement of central Pacific El Niño variability relative to last eight centuries. https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15386 Discussion highlights. Taken together, our results suggest that anthropogenic climate change has had a profound effect on SSTs in the CP, whereby anomalous warming over the last decades is accompanied by an increase in interannual variance. NIÑO4 SST values over the last two decades are likely higher than natural variations over the last 818 years, owing to a combination of relatively high CP ENSO activity and a late 20th century warming trend. In light of our results, it seems plausible that the dominance of CP ENSO extremes in the first two decades of the twenty-first century may continue, albeit with some important caveats. First, the global climate impacts of future CP ENSO extremes will critically depend on the evolution of the mean climate state in the tropical Pacific36,37, which itself is poorly constrained at present. Second, the new Taiwan tree δ18O record is the newest addition to growing archive of high-resolution paleo-data sets that can be used to probe the sensitivity of tropical Pacific climate to a variety of external climatic forcings over the recent past. One such example comes from the early- to mid-Holocene, when some models and data suggest that processional insolation forcing may have driven a shift towards greater CP ENSO activity and less East Pacific ENSO activity37. Should the dominance of CP ENSO extremes continue in the coming decades, investigations of the causes, and consequences, of any past shifts towards CP ENSO may provide some clues about future tropical Pacific climate trends and their global impacts.
  17. For once, not behind a paywall. http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14375#f2
  18. I see the NCAR CESM is the only model in the N. American suite that does not develop a proper Nino signature for the summer. It is quite alone in having a cold patch in the ENSO region for this month and next. It's also forecasting a warm summer for the UK... All the outlooks from the suite here. http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/NMME/
  19. Great report there! Would you say that it was a bona fide case of the polar vortex visiting the UK? http://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/archives/archives.php?day=20&month=12&hour=0&year=1906&map=4&region=&mode=2&type=ncep
  20. After another false lead in February - where to, this month.... I doubt it will be average but best to pick that as options seem to be either very mild or quite cool - depending on ridge/trough placement. 6,8C.
  21. One can never be sure how accurate the extrapolated reanalysis is, on charts from the pre satellite era, but there is an archive that goes back to 1851 (20CRV2) https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/cgi-bin/data/composites/plot20thc.day.v2.pl This would suggest there was indeed a split vortex at 10mb - prior to the onset of the severe winter spell in 1947. Geopotential heights anomaly at 10mb - 5th to 10th January 1947 - from NOAA ESRL reanalysis. The '62 - '63 winter is included in the JMA reanalysis link I gave in my previous post. November kicked off with a Canadian warming (a displacement of the vortex off the Pole but not necessary for winds to reverse) - then SSW at the end of January.
  22. The huge low pressure system in the Atlantic, with very cold uppers, is giving rise to a lovely convective 'rash' on satellite presentation.
  23. For any weather historians, Meteo France have produced a great archive of historical storms -          from 18th century - to present day.


    "L’ouragan" du 15 au 16 octobre 1987


    Satellite animation.



  24. Hi Stodge. The 30mb stratosphere was very different to now in 2013 - after the major SSW in January, the vortex was split asunder and never regained its former strength. SSW split This time in 2013 This is what it looks like currently - ie displacement where it is a game of push and shove but no destructive force. I find it easier to look at animations to see how the season develops - the link I'm using allows you to do this as well as using the drop down menu to change picture. The fact that you have levels for strat, Z500 and surface, allows you to see whether it is upward wave action or downward propagation. http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/gmd/tcc/tcc/products/clisys/figures/db_hist_pen_tcc.html An edit to add the GFS 12Z 30mb run in animation format. http://brunnur.vedur.is/kort/gsm025/2017/02/26/12/gsm025_nhem_gh30_t30.html The 30mb level is well represented at the 500mb level and if it continues to be so - one could expect a more dipole outlook with the possibility of ridging in the Atlantic and a trough in our vicinity. Amplification is the name of the game but it is where this actually sets up as to whether our narrow corridor of longitude sees mild or something unseasonably cool. The JMA wants to stick quite rigidly along lines of MJO P2 for second week of March but that is contra indications from the strat!
  25. Just looking at that on the ARPEGE but the slower to come out (much higher-res 1.3km) AROME is not being nearly as aggressive. The zoom function is way behind - all very slow tonight.
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