Just where has all the cold air gone?


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  1. High TSI in 2015 enhanced the El Nino and brought barely ‘record’ high temperatures during the year. Even though it’s the lowest SSN cycle in 100 years, SC24 was (and is) still potent.

    In order, as of last week, annual average TSI from http://lasp.colorado.edu/lisird/tss/sorce_tsi_24hr.csv

    2015, 1361.4487
    2014, 1361.3966
    2013, 1361.3587
    2012, 1361.2413
    2011, 1361.0752
    2003, 1361.0262
    2004, 1360.9192
    2010, 1360.8027
    2005, 1360.7518
    2006, 1360.6735
    2007, 1360.5710
    2009, 1360.5565
    2008, 1360.5382

    TSI was also higher for most of October and November, compared to September, driving Nov/Dec temps upward:

    Sep, 1361.1063
    Oct, 1361.3139
    Nov, 1361.3688

    Watch high TSI build higher warm water volume (WWV) through Oct/Nov:

    The surface evaporation near Mexico has since dissipated, but for the several weeks after TSI peaked mid-Nov, one could readily see the huge water vapor plumes that evaporated from that WWV region, and easily follow it up into the US, and beyond to the UK. Today it’s much quieter there:

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