Watch “Sandstorm Blocks Sun in UK, 50% Orange Crop Losses & Rice Flooded (471)” on YouTube

Whilst I agree the north south wind patterns of meridional flow will increase going forward as our sun quiets, Saharan dust is not that uncommon and is often brought towards our isles by a low near Spain. What was unusual yesterday were the skies which were a combination of the dust and the smoke from … Continue reading Watch “Sandstorm Blocks Sun in UK, 50% Orange Crop Losses & Rice Flooded (471)” on YouTube

BBC – Air Con is Bad mkay but don’t worry we can always torch the skies

The BBC has quite an interesting article on the history of air conditioning which inadvertently shows how deluded some assumptions, twisted by the belief in the carbon dioxide thermostat control knob, can be; I'd happen to agree with many of the more zany ideas akin to a science fiction dystopia where we torch/nuke the atmosphere, in our … Continue reading BBC – Air Con is Bad mkay but don’t worry we can always torch the skies

‘Snowmania’ in Zambia

https://youtube.com/watch?v=j2ogB3WurH8 h/t Argiris Diamantis THE Zambia Meteorological Department says the recent hailstorm in some parts of Lusaka was due to a cool vertical atmosphere that did not support its melting into rain. In a statement following Sunday’s heavy hailstorm, senior meteorological officer Victor Bupe said a cold front over the southeast coast of South Africa tilted towards … Continue reading ‘Snowmania’ in Zambia

Meteorologists explain The Scream

Wikipedia Was Edvard Munch seized by panic at the sight of "screaming clouds?" I was walking along the street with two friends – and the sun set. Suddenly, the sky turned blood-red and I felt a shiver of sadness. A feeling of oppressive pain in my breast.“ This is how the Norwegian painter Edvard Munch described the … Continue reading Meteorologists explain The Scream

Watch “Deserts Across the World Bloom, Heavier Rains Caused by Cosmic Rays Creating More Clouds (357)”

https://youtube.com/watch?v=1blsESsfZ24 See also; Saudi Arabia Chile’s Atacama Desert Blooms Pink Mallow Flowers After Spring and Summer Floods Cold and Snow hit…Brazil! California China

The Russians Hacked the US Winter Weather ;)

From Dr Roy Spencer: Now that winter has officially ended, I thought it would be useful to address the central role that Russia played in ending California’s drought, as well as in the unusually warm conditions over the eastern U.S. this past winter. First, let’s address the record California rains and mountain snowpack. While such a … Continue reading The Russians Hacked the US Winter Weather 😉

Gavin’s Eleventh And Final Winter 2016/17 Update+QBO Discussion

Another good round up by Gavin as we lead into winter (video below). One thing I would question is the discussion regarding the anomalous QBO. The quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) is a tropical lower stratospheric, downward propagating zonal wind variation, with an average period of ~28 months. The QBO has been constantly documented since 1953. Here we … Continue reading Gavin’s Eleventh And Final Winter 2016/17 Update+QBO Discussion