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  1. Minimum today of 14.3C, while maxima look like being in the low 20s, so remaining on 17.0C on tomorrows update. After that, the 06z GFS has the CET at: 17.0C to the 30th (16.7: -0.7) 17.0C to the 31st (15.8: -1.4) A finish of A range of 16.9C or 17.0C before corrections, and 16.5C to 17.0C after corrections is most likely now.
  2. I managed 2/5, so I get a pass anyway. Too many times I've thought I've heard someone mention Cardassian and that an interesting conversation might ensue, only to be disappointed.
  3. Minimum today of 11.5C, while maxima look like getting close to 21C, so remaining on 17.0C on tomorrows update. After that, the 06z GFS has the CET at: 17.0C to the 29th (17.7: +0.0) 17.0C to the 30th (16.4: -1.0) 17.0C to the 31st (15.8: -1.4) A finish of A range of 16.8C to 17.1C before corrections, and 16.4C to 17.1C after corrections is most likely now.
  4. Best not to pay too much attention to the daily ENSO values. After saying we now have moderate La Nina state and to expect values to continue like that, the 3.4 index has climbed back into neutral territory. The subsurface cold pool continues to weaken too. Most models are going for a continuation of neutral conditions through the Autumn and Winter.
  5. Starting my PhD in Northumbria University in October, so I'm moving over on September 19th. Will be getting the ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan and driving the rest of the way, so I'll be passing through Dumfries! I wouldn't want to be as thin looking as Medrano, but I'd like to be able to most of the stuff he does, which wouldn't be possible with the amount of muscle that Rhino guy is carrying. I can also guarantee that Rhino wouldn't be able to last a half marathon! So when I say that amount of muscle is impractical, I generally mean that when you're that size your body isn't able for much more than lifting weights. Many bodyweight exercises would be impossible, hiking would be completely exhausting, bouldering near impossible and getting clothes that fit would be a complete pain! Just stuff like that. As for steroid use, I can see why some people would use, especially in the BB world. It's certainly helps with gaining muscle and strength, no doubts there. Within the Olympics they have to draw a line somewhere though. Ignoring the genetic aspect for a moment, those kinds of competitions should be about the athletes that work the hardest rather than who's the most innovative in their drug use.
  6. I won't have any gym membership until I move to Tyne and Wear in September. The Northumbria University sports centre looks pretty good, so I'll probably go for that. Sounds like you've made a lot of progress in the last while. I'm sure you'll be back to your best soon! Now 'til May is loads of time to train for a half marathon. Just make sure you take it slow. The tendons and ligaments take longer to adapt than your muscles or aerobic fitness level. The guy is that video is a crazy size - way bigger than I'd ever want to be. I mean, the work and dedication required to get like that is admirable, but that size in general seems so impractical!
  7. The minimum today is 15.5C, while maxima look like reaching the low 21s, so remaining on 17.0C on tomorrows update. After that, the 06z GFS has the CET at: 17.0C to the 28th (16.4: -1.0) 17.0C to the 29th (16.8: -0.9) 17.0C to the 30th (15.9: -1.5) 16.9C to the 31st (14.5: -2.7) A cool finish very likely now, taking the CET to between 16.7 and 17.2C before corrections, and 16.3 to 17.2C after corrections.
  8. It's been a little while! How's the recovery coming along @SW Saltire? My training is going ok. Couldn't renew my gym membership so I've been doing all my training from home, chin up bar, rings and kettle bells. Shoulder and wrist are back to normal, so training on the planche is progressing a little better. I can hold a tuck planche for about 10s now. Weight is down to 170.5lbs too, and body fat is about 13.5% Ran my longest distance of the summer last week, 14.3km, so the fitness levels are gradually climbing once more. The control Medrano shows on the bar from 1:17 to about 1:42 is pretty cool here. The guy is lean as f**k though!
  9. Minimum today of 13.3C, while maxima look like reaching the low 20s, so remaining on 17.0C on tomorrows update. After that, the 06z GFS has the CET at: 17.0C to the 26th (16.2: -1.0) 17.0C to the 27th (18.3: +1.1) 17.0C to the 28th (16.8: -0.6) 17.0C to the 29th (17.1: -0.6) 17.0C to the 30th (15.8: -1.6) 16.9C to the 31st (15.4: -1.8) A relatively cool end to the month now favoured. The likely finishing range now 16.6C to 17.3C, and 16.2C to 17.3C after corrections. Best guesses in the high 16s.
  10. The minimum is currently running about 1C above the rolling 81-10 average, while the maximum is 0.1C above average. The maximum was 4C above average from the 17th to the 23rd, so pushed it up considerably.
  11. Latest GFS runs are a little cooler, with the CET finishing at 17.0C before corrections.
  12. Minimum today is 14.1C, while maxima look like being in the mid 23s, so an increase to 17.0C is likely on tomorrows update. After that, the 06z GFS has the CET at: 17.1C to the 24th (19.0: +2.4) 17.1C to the 25th (17.1: +0.1) 17.0C to the 26th (16.0: -1.2) 17.1C to the 27th (18.0: +0.8) 17.1C to the 28th (18.8: +1.4) 17.1C to the 29th (17.5: -0.2) 17.1C to the 30th (17.3: -0.1) 17.2C to the 31st (17.6: +0.4) Looking a little milder for the final week now. At this stage, a finish of between 16.5C and 17.4C before corrections, and 16.1C to 17.4C after looks likely.
  13. Below is the August CET from 1659-2015 in blue, the 30 year average in red and the linear trend in black. The CET this month is likely to finish somewhere between 16.2 and 17.2C after corrections. The average August following Julys within that range is 16.0C. The linear trend for the whole August record is +0.14C per century. Following this trend gives an August CET of 15.9C. The linear trend since 1850 is +0.63C per century. Following this trend gives an August CET of 16.3C. The linear trend since 1950 is +1.83C per century. Following this trend gives an August CET of 16.6C. The linear trend over the last 50 years is +1.35C per century. Following this trend gives an August CET of 16.5C. The linear trend over the last 30 years is +0.13C per century. Following this trend gives an August CET of 16.4C. It's been 30 years since a CET below 14.5C was recorded. The longest run without such a CET occurred between 1737 and 1771, 34 years. In stark contrast, during the 32 Augusts between 1881 and 1912, 11 Augusts were below 14.5C, more than 1 in 3.
  14. We're hosting an AMA on /r/science that might be of interest here: Science AMA Series: I’m Dr. Patrick McCarthy, interim president for the Giant Magellan Telescope. I’m leading the team building the world’s largest telescope. AMA! Hi Redditors, I’m Pat McCarthy, and I’m looking forward to talking about life as a working astronomer with you! A little about me: I’m best known for my work observing the formation of the earliest galaxies and my study of distant low frequency cosmic radio sources. In the late 1990s, my colleagues and I were among the first to explore the distant universe – galaxies and quasars more than halfway back towards the big bang! I joined the Carnegie Observatories as a Carnegie Fellow in 1988, after completing my PhD at the University of California at Berkeley. In 1991, I received the Hubble Fellowship, during the second year of its program and I joined the faculty at Carnegie in 1993. For more than a decade I worked at Carnegie in an office next to the one used by Einstein during his summer visits to Pasadena and just above Edwin Hubble’s office. I was part of the team that developed the last, and most powerful instrument, to be deployed on the Hubble Space Telescope. This instrument has allowed us to see galaxies when the Universe was only 500 million years old! I am now working to support development of the next generation of giant telescopes on the ground, telescopes that Hubble could only dream of. Today, I lead the team of scientists and engineers building the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), an enormous instrument comprised of seven primary mirror segments—the seven largest mirrors ever made—that will stretch to more than 80 feet across once complete. The GMT will explore the cosmos to observe the first stars in the universe, offering images 10 times sharper than those coming from the Hubble Space Telescope. Since 2008, I’ve served as the head of the non-profit corporation, GMTO, that is charged with carrying out the development, construction and operation of the telescope and related facilities. My day-to-day responsibilities include ensuring that the telescope and its instruments will be able to address the key questions at the forefront of astrophysics in 2020 and beyond. Proof! I’ll be back at 1 pm EST (10 am PST, 6 pm UTC) to answer your questions, ask me anything! https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/4u28ga/science_ama_series_im_dr_patrick_mccarthy_interim/
  15. Minimum today is 15.2C, while maxima look like reaching the mid 23s, so an increase to 16.9C is likely on tomorrows update. After that, the 06z GFS has the CET at: 17.0C to the 23rd (19.3: +2.4) 17.1C to the 24th (18.9: +2.3) 17.1C to the 25th (17.0: +0.0) 17.0C to the 26th (16.3: -0.9) 17.1C to the 27th (17.7: +0.5) 17.1C to the 28th (17.7: +0.3) 17.1C to the 29th (17.7: +0.0) 17.0C to the 30th (15.4: -2.0) 17.0C to the 31st (15.3: -1.9) The latest GFS has a gradual trend from slightly above average to slightly below average from now until the end of the month. At this stage, I'd say a likely finishing range is 16.5C to 17.4C before corrections, and 16.1C to 17.4C after corrections.