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Discussion in 'Daily & Chat' started by POW_hungry, Sep 7, 2019.
S**t I wonder how often they occur?
Mudslide traps 500 tourists in Canadian ski resort
Montreal (AFP) Feb 2, 2020 -
Some 500 tourists were trapped inside a ski resort in western Canada on Sunday after a mudslide destroyed the access road, local media reported.
Heavy rains knocked loose mud and debris, and the ensuing mudslide washed out about 0.6 miles (one kilometer) of the only access road to the Sasquatch Mountain Resort, the British Columbia transportation ministry said in a statement.
It said that clearing the road could take five to six days and urged local residents to stay at home while they waited for the work to be completed.
"We're pretty much at the mercy of Mother Nature," said Shelby Lim, a resort manager, in an interview with the CBC.
She added that the resort, which is about 60 miles east of Vancouver, had lost power due to inclement weather but had backup generators.
Lim also noted that the vacationers could leave the resort via a helicopter service, which cost about $150 per person.
About 100 people had used or intended to use the helicopter service to leave, the CBC reported, but the rest had decided to stay put and wait for the road to reopen.
A mudslide suggests conditions aren't all time to be stuck there....
My google news alerts on my phone (supposedly customized from my internet viewing) is giving me MET weather alerts for ireland...
Verifying forecasts for major stratospheric sudden warmings
A stratospheric sudden warming is perhaps one of the most radical changes of weather that is observed on our planet. As numerical weather prediction models have improved, including better representation of the stratosphere, an extensive amount of studies have been investigating forecasts for major stratospheric sudden warmings (MSSWs), which affect all layers of the atmosphere, changing wind circulation patterns and space weather effects like the aurora.
Sounds like the extremes of this season's NH's (extreme +AO) effects and our Southern Winter (MSSW) just past look to be poking the scientific bears in the labs, finally.
IMO, get the Strat warming forecast dialed and you have vastly more depth in understanding the complex connections of the atmos.
Feb in Norway has been warmer and snowier. Huge amounts of snow in the mountains - several cities have set a new record - NRK Vestland
Oh. I just Right clicked on my laptop and selected translate to English.
UK met office has released it’s Beta Weather Map, for those who registered interest in a trial.
Brown study definition
The expression "brown study" is a fourteenth century British term that started out meaning a dark melancholy mood, but later came to mean a state of thinking deeply about something. Before the two words were ever commonly used together in language, brown was used to describe something dark and sober while being in a study meant daydreaming.
English dictionary definition of brown study. n. A state of deep thought. n a mood of deep absorption or thoughtfulness; reverie n. deep, serious absorption in thought. - Gloomy meditation or melancholy..
Their latest textbook is up for pre-order sale - has a 500 citation bibliography. Their information is worthy of consideration, considering how other scientific discoveries are seeing the electrical nature of...nature. This is not a plug thing...just a mention about information out there.
More of this particle forcing electrical nature type information:
@CarveMan are you back at Buller this week?
Mexico has had a big couple of days with Tornados of late. Note the multiple touchdowns while someone casually films...
The Northern PV has been marching to the beat of it’s own drum this Boreal Winter season, so why not just keep on being your stubborn self?!
Warm in the middle east at the moment. Multiple days this month have exceeded 50C in various places around Iraq and Kuwait.
Baghdad 51.8C yesterday was a record for them.
Basrah also 51.8 on the 20th. Only 51.4C in Basrah yesterday so must have been a sea breeze.
Ouch, that's a BBQ alright.
Looks like Baghdad might not break the record again today, just for measure the all time record for Iraq is 53.8 degrees set on July 22, 2016. https://www.wusa9.com/article/weath...cast/507-78506bd8-a63e-4f44-9fd2-7eeb057cc3f4
The middle east really slaughters our heat records with the lack of monsoonal activity, the amazing thing is that 7.6 million people in Baghdad and they endure that.
Thursday stepped it up a notch.
These are the places that exceeded 50. If your favourite holiday destination is not in the list below then it was probably only 49+.
Baghdad Int. Airport 50.5
Basrah Int. Airport 52.8
Abraque Mazraa 50.1
Kuwait Internatio... 51.8
Any idea what the minimums were over these days?
Minima are all over the place. Mid twenties to mid thirties.
Here's the daily summary page for Iraq - https://www.ogimet.com/cgi-bin/gsyn...=2020&mes=08&day=02&hora=00&ndays=1&Send=send
Go here to look at other countries - https://www.ogimet.com/resynops.phtml.en
London making a decent go of Summer at the moment.
The 38 on Aug 1st was a teaser.
Past 4 days:
Forecast next 4 days
Not bad for 51 degrees north.
I know there are a few places here that could not match this. For shame.
Severe weather (derecho) hitting Illinois and Iowa with straight-line winds up to 110mph.
Small price to pay to ensure Mercedes don't win the F1 at Silverstone .
Okay, so in another thread @POW_hungry posted a skew t from windy. How do you get it to show up on the windy website on mobile? Or do I need the app?
Hold finger on the proximity of where you want the reading and then select ‘sounding’ (last selection, I think)
You don't want to just throw around the term "life-changing"... but this discovery is life-changing
Wow Death Valley knocked really punching knocking out the 130F (54.4 degrees for us). I'm sure though if marble bar wasn't perched as high it'd be a good challenge for death valley. The weird things about these places are that they aren't actually too far from the ocean, another place is can list is Afar, Ethiopia.
AshestoAshes said: ↑"Wow Death Valley knocked really punching knocking out the 130F (54.4 degrees for us). I'm sure though if marble bar wasn't perched as high it'd be a good challenge for death valley. The weird things about these places are that they aren't actually too far from the ocean, another place is can list is Afar, Ethiopia."
I think modest altitude and latitude works against Marble Bar..... more likely heat records in those low lying and near coastal locations around Lake Eyre Depression and SA/WA Great Australian Bight region.
Having said that, can't discount coastal Pilbara / Gascoyne either.....
Gascoyne area with a delayed monsoon usually feels like the most likely challenger for 50+ to me but no station there (I don’t think). So it has to be somewhere like Onslow on the off chance the sea breeze can be held back.
Twitter seems to think this Death Valley number yesterday is the highest reliable temp ever recorded. Can’t trust the pre-WW2 measurements?
The July 1913 recording is regarded as possibly unreliable due to 'over exposure' ie the siting, or device used at the time not quite up to the WMO standards of the modern era
National Public Radio ( USA ) report.
And a report re the 1913 Record.
Annoyingly, the US only seem to report in whole Fahrenheit degrees.
Some more reading on Death Valley temps...
So every time I whinge about the heat in Darwin, a mate in Phoenix, Arizona tweets......
"97F just after 9PM MST after adding another day to seemingly unstoppable records.. 115F in Phoenix breaks the daily record of 113F and is day 12 at/above 115F, day 42 above 110F, and day 24 w/ an overnight low at 90/ above 90F."
Bloody Hell !!
Blardy hot. At least it's dry.
And, unbelievably given the near record cold and snow in the South East, an AWS at Yampi Sound, a Defence facility up on the Kimberley coast has just set a new all time Australian record maximum temperature for the month of August ( a winter month ) 40.7c ( 105.3f ) today. Quite a few local monthly max temps records for August have been broken in the North this month.
Now that's what I call a cold front!
My first seasonal prediction for the NH this season:
Western & Central US and the Northern Alps to benefit from a Canadian Vortex/Aleutian High and +NAO driven weather outlook for the winter ahead from the preliminary look of factors (still got more to loom at in coming weeks...).