Canadian scientists studying ice core records are questioning current theories about the rapid cooling of the Northern Hemisphere 8,200 years ago.
This new information on an earlier date of 8,500-8,350 years ago now fits more in line with the 4,200 year cycle mentioned in the SOTT article
on climate cycles.
Congratulations, Louisville, you've now set a new longevity record for summer misery.
The thermometer hit 90 degrees late this morning making it the 22nd consecutive day of at least 90-degree heat.
The previous streak of 21 straight days last occurred two generations ago, in 1936; identical 21-day streaks also happened in 1900 and 1901.
The Phoenix area is approaching a record that most would likely not want to see.
It's the record for the number of days in a year the Phoenix area has reached at least 110 degrees.
The current record is 28 and the Phoenix area is at 26 and counting.
It's not your imagination: North Jersey is getting warmer and wetter and the flooding on at least some rivers is getting worse, experts say.
Though these conclusions do not fully explain the weird weather -- a 70-degree January day, 8 inches of rain and severe flooding in April -- they validate people's suspicion that the weather is getting more unpredictable, if not more extreme.
In the last 12 months, the state has experienced the wettest fall and April on record and the warmest November and December on record, according to New Jersey State Climatologist David A. Robinson.
TULUM, Mexico - Hurricane Dean strengthened into a monstrous Category 5 storm Monday night as its first rain and winds began slamming the coasts of Mexico and Belize. Thousands of tourists fled the beaches of the Mayan Riviera as it roared toward the ancient ruins and modern oil installations of the Yucatan Peninsula.
The radar screen confirmed what the torrential rain was suggesting Sunday morning: Tropical Storm Erin had confused Oklahoma for the Gulf Coast.
In what the National Weather Service termed "an extraordinary event," the storm re-intensified just south of the Red River and developed sustained winds greater than tropical storm magnitude
|This image provided by the Oklahoma Mesonet shows the remnants of Tropical Storm Erin as it moved across Oklahoma just before 6 a.m. Sunday.
Sat, 18 Aug 2007 23:05 UTC
Heavy rains continued to wreak havoc in East Africa Saturday, as floods that have already displaced hundreds of thousands heightened fears of food shortages and disease outbreaks across the region.
In Kampala, Uganda's minister for relief, disaster preparedness and refugees, Musa Ecweru, said high waters had submerged entire villages and destroyed many farms in the east of the country.
A typhoon that killed more than 20 people in China, Taiwan and the Philippines had weakened to a tropical storm on Monday as it headed inland, where mines were ordered to close and over a million people had sought safety.
Tropical Storm Sepat, which had made landfall as a typhoon in China on Sunday bringing torrential rain and powerful winds, had also damaged houses, ruined crops and cut power supply lines in eastern and southern China, Xinhua news agency said.
Eleven people were killed in Zhejiang by a tornado that spun off the typhoon and wrecked houses. In Fujian province to the south, two people were killed and one was missing in a landslide.
A strong earthquake has rocked the Philippines. An earthquake measuring a magnitude 6.5 has struck the the Philippine island of Mindanao.