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Post by Sav » Fri 02 Jul 2010 13:35

Hi all :)

Australia feels the cold :roll:

Quote: People across south-east Australia are complaining about unusually chilly temperatures and experts say there will be no relief from the cold until Sunday at the earliest.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010 ... 941227.htm

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Post by Sav » Thu 08 Jul 2010 01:33

Hi all :)

Plenty of Antarctic ice

Quote: While everyone seems to be watching the Arctic extent with intense interest, it’s bipolar twin continues to make enough ice to keep the global sea ice balance near normal.
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/07/03/a ... te-record/

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Post by Sav » Sun 11 Jul 2010 01:00

thumbelina wrote:There was a programme on television last night which was talking about the Humidex.

It was really interesting. Why isn't it used more widely, Sav, do you know?
The Humidex index seems to be used mainly in Canada & warnings are issued when humidity levels are very high.
This only occurs in extreme situations, which probably explains why its not a widely used system.
http://everything2.com/title/humidex

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Post by Sav » Tue 13 Jul 2010 10:15

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Low temps in Australia :roll:

Quote: WIDESPREAD cloud and persistent rainfall has kept temperatures down right across Queensland.
Longreach, in the Central West, received persistent rain from Tuesday evening, dropping the temperatures by about four degrees. The temperature then barely moved yesterday, reaching a maximum of 11 degrees; 12 degrees below the long-term average and the coldest July day in 44 years of records.Isisford, further south, was even colder, getting to just 10 degrees. This was the town's chilliest day since before records began in 1913, almost a century ago.
http://www.meattradenewsdaily.co.uk/new ... years.aspx

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Post by thumbelina » Wed 14 Jul 2010 16:57

The humidex today inland is at 42!
A partir d'un humidex de 40, on ressent "beaucoup d'inconfort", au dessus de 45 il y a "danger" et au dessus de 54 un coup de chaleur est imminent.
Just south of Barcelona it's at FIFTY ONE!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Post by Sav » Wed 21 Jul 2010 15:07

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Here are the Perpignan stats for June
The monthly temp totals are an average

June 2010

Maximum Temp: 26.5°C
Minimum Temp: 16.6°C
Rainfall: 16.6 mm
Sunshine: 260.7 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 30th
34.2°C
The minimum was recorded on the 12th
11.4°C

http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2010

June 2009

Maximum Temp: 28.2°C
Minimum Temp: 17.5°C
Rainfall: 18.8 mm
Sunshine: 280.2 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 30th
35.8°C
The minimum was recorded on the 6th
12.3°C
http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2009

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Post by Sav » Wed 21 Jul 2010 15:14

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Very low temps in New Zealand

Quote: An extreme cold snap has broken temperature records and produced what are likely to be the country's coldest nights this year.

The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research said the past few days had seen some of the lowest temperatures on record.

Air temperatures in Taumarunui, in the central North Island, dipped to -6.8C this week, the coldest since records began in 1947.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=10658655

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Post by Sav » Wed 21 Jul 2010 15:24

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Low temp recorded at an Antarctic station

Quote: The Neumayer III station, operated by Germany’s Alfred Wegener Institute, has recorded the lowest temperature at their Antarctic location since the start of operations there 29 years ago. The mercury dropped to -50.2°C.
http://pgosselin.wordpress.com/2010/07/ ... ntarctica/

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Post by Sav » Thu 22 Jul 2010 17:10

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Arctic ice melt in July is the slowest ever

Quote: Never has ice melted so slowly in mid summer as it has this year. Indeed sea ice melt in July 2010 is less than half the melt rate in 2007. It’s far below anything we’ve seen on record.
http://pgosselin.wordpress.com/2010/07/ ... melt-ever/

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Post by Sav » Mon 26 Jul 2010 14:16

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Its good to have a debate

Quote: Sensing that their sky-is-falling theory is crumbling under scientific scrutiny, the always-insecure global warming True Believers are losing their cool, lashing out at critics with a mounting campaign of scurrilous personal attacks, impugning the motives, integrity and mental state of anyone who refuses to genuflect before the high priesthood of anthropogenic global warming (AGW).
http://www.examiner.com/x-32936-Seminol ... t-skeptics

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Post by Sav » Tue 27 Jul 2010 14:51

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Interesting viewing :roll:

http://www.accuweather.com/video/207545 ... l=vbbastaj

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Post by Sav » Thu 29 Jul 2010 11:53

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Southern Hemisphere still very cold

Quote: This week Peru’s capital, Lima, has recorded its lowest temperatures in 46 years at 8 centigrade. In Peru’s hot and humid Amazon region, temperatures have also dropped to as low as 9 centigrade. So far this year, the jungle region has already recorded five cold spells.
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?Article ... ryId=14095

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Post by thumbelina » Sat 31 Jul 2010 13:32

Well, here's someone else who disagrees lol

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World- ... rated_Rate

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Post by Sav » Tue 03 Aug 2010 14:28

Hi all :)

You could be in San Diego :roll:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jg1f_TRQUwk

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Post by Sav » Tue 03 Aug 2010 16:03

russell wrote:Anyone else remember the news reports in the early 1970s that scientists feared the approach of a new ice-age?
Will they be saying the same thing, about the current way of thinking in 30 years time. :roll:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttLBqB0qDko

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Post by Sav » Tue 10 Aug 2010 18:58

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Cold in Peru

Quote: "Over the past three or four years we have seen temperatures during the winter months get lower, and people are unable to survive this," said Silvia Noble, from Plan Peru, an NGO. "This cold weather is now extending into areas that never saw these low temperatures before and children and elderly people are especially at risk as they are not physically strong enough to last month after month of sub-zero conditions."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/au ... -emergency

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Post by Sav » Thu 12 Aug 2010 17:29

Hi all :)

Here are the Perpignan stats for July
The monthly temp totals are an average

July 2010

Maximum Temp: 30.6°C
Minimum Temp: 21.2°C
Rainfall: 15.3 mm
Sunshine: 331.2 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 14th
35.2°C
The minimum was recorded on the 23rd
17.6°C

http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2010

July 2009

Maximum Temp: 29.9°C
Minimum Temp: 19.8°C
Rainfall: 18.2 mm
Sunshine: 269 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 22nd
35.6°C
The minimum was recorded on the 11th
15.8°C
http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2009

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Post by Sav » Thu 12 Aug 2010 18:31

polremy wrote:So ........ we've had more sun, less rain and less varied temperatures this year.


Or have I read it wrongly?
Well spotted ;)
Memories eh :lol:
More sun, less rain & warmer, keep it quiet. ;)
Note: This is the Perpignan recording station

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Post by Sav » Mon 23 Aug 2010 14:13

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Oh dear :roll:

Quote: US Government admits satellite temperature readings “degraded.” All data taken offline in shock move. Global warming temperatures may be 10 to 15 degrees too high.

The fault was first detected after a tip off from an anonymous member of the public to climate skeptic blog, Climate Change Fraud (view original article) (August 9, 2010).

Caught in the center of the controversy is the beleaguered taxpayer funded National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA’s Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis has now confirmed that the fast spreading story on the respected climate skeptic blog is true.

However, NOAA spokesman, Program Coordinator, Chuck Pistis declined to state how long the fault might have gone undetected. Nor would the shaken spokesman engage in speculation as to the damage done to the credibility of a decade’s worth of temperature readings taken from the problematic ‘NOAA-16’ satellite.
http://www.climatechangefraud.com/clima ... a-doubtful

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Post by Sav » Tue 24 Aug 2010 15:08

BT wrote: When does the 1st snow fall on Canigou ?
It depends how cold it gets :lol:
This was posted in June 2009 by Thumbers
Quote: So funny! Just driving home from work along the Vallespir - the left hand shoulder of Canigou has a patch of snow on it!!!

Apparently it also snowed up near Font Romeu today!

So we cannot predict when its going to snow, apart from saying the greater chance is the winter months.
Remember the March snowfall ;)
As for Canigou, Thumbers might have some more info on snowfall, as i'm unable to see it from here in Herts :lol:

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Post by thumbelina » Tue 24 Aug 2010 15:20

Some winters, there is none at all.

We can often have snowfall in October/November, which will then melt.

2006 it snowed in November, and Canigou was covered right through until June the next year.

2008 / 2009 the snow arrived really early (the skiing season started in November that year!)

2009 /2010 the snow arrived late (if I recall correctly) and melted quite late too.

So sorry, BT, no hard and fast rules on as and when Canigou will carry his winter coat.

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Post by thumbelina » Wed 25 Aug 2010 15:14

France to drain lake under Mont Blanc glacier


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11080827

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Post by Sav » Wed 25 Aug 2010 17:20

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Some more information on Satellite temps
No mention in the media over here on this story :roll:
But if proven correct, then this could be very big news

Quote: Respected American physicist, Dr Charles R. Anderson has waded into the escalating Satellitegate controversy publishing a damning analysis on his blog.

In a fresh week of revelations when NOAA calls in their lawyers to handle the fallout, Anderson adds further fuel to the fire and fumes against NOAA, one of the four agencies charged with responsibility for collating global climate temperatures. NOAA is now fighting a rearguard legal defense to hold onto some semblance of credibility with growing evidence of systemic global warming data flaws by government climatologists.
NOAA Systemically Excised Data with ‘Poor Interpolations’

Anderson, a successful Materials Physicist with his own laboratory, has looked closely at the evidence uncovered on NOAA. He has been astonished to discover, “Both higher altitudes and higher latitudes have been systematically removed from the measured temperature record with very poor and biased interpolated results taking their place.”

Like other esteemed scientists, Anderson has been quick to spot sinister flaws in official temperatures across northern Lake Michigan as revealed in my earlier articles.

I had proven that the website operated by the Michigan State University had published ridiculously high surface water temperatures widely distributed over the lake many indicating super-boiling conditions. The fear is that these anomalies have been fed across the entire satellite dataset. The satellite that first ignited the fury is NOAA-16. But as we have since learned there are now five key satellites that have become either degraded or seriously comprised.

In his post Satellite Temperature Record Now Unreliable Anderson’s findings corroborate my own that NOAA sought to cover up the “sensor degradation” on their satellite, NOAA-16. The U.S. physicist agrees there may now be thousands of temperatures in the range of 415-604 degrees Fahrenheit automatically fed into computer climate models and contaminating climate models with a substantial warming bias. This may have gone on for a far longer period than the five years originally identified.

Anderson continues, “One has to marvel at either the scientific incompetence this reveals or the completely unethical behavior of NOAA and its paid researchers that is laid open before us.”
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/26758

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Post by Sav » Tue 31 Aug 2010 14:46

Hi all :)

Some snow in Norway ;)
http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... 971659.ece

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Post by Sav » Wed 01 Sep 2010 13:09

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Not a great August here :roll:

Quote: Last month was the coldest August for 17 years, recording the chilliest average temperatures since 1993 without a single "hot day", figures show.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weath ... years.html

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Post by Sav » Wed 01 Sep 2010 14:43

thumbelina wrote:Do you have any stats for the August over here yet, Sav?

I imagine they will be pretty warm and dry on the whole (although there was a crappy week or so at the beginning if I remember rightly)
Hi thumbers :)

Just had a quick glance & its slightly similar to last year
Last August started wet ( more rain in fact )
The rest of the month had a lot of dry weather, but it was drier this year.
But according to Perpignan records, this August comes out slightly cooler than last year :roll:
I'll do the figures shortly ;)

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Post by thumbelina » Wed 01 Sep 2010 15:17

That surprises me.

Catalunya Sud is about normal and quite dry


http://www.meteo.cat/mediamb_xemec/serv ... _Agost.pdf

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Post by Sav » Wed 01 Sep 2010 17:25

Hi all :)

Here are the Perpignan stats for August
The monthly temp totals are an average

August 2010

Maximum Temp: 29.5°C
Minimum Temp: 19.5°C
Rainfall: 4.4 mm
Sunshine: 306 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 21st
35.7°C
The minimum was recorded on the 31st
13.7°C

http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2010

August 2009

Maximum Temp: 31.3°C
Minimum Temp: 20.6°C
Rainfall: 10.8 mm
Sunshine: 310.7 hours

The maximum temp was recorded on the 14th
36.4°C
The minimum was recorded on the 31st
16°C
http://www.meteociel.fr/climatologie/vi ... annee=2009

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Post by thumbelina » Sun 05 Sep 2010 08:21

I've just been looking at the statistics for August.

Interestingly, the hottest place was a little area around Toulouse / Montauban / Agen / Auch with temps that reached over 40° and the coldest temp for the month of August (FOUR degrees!!) was recorded at Brive just 150 kms up the motorway!!

(equally, I should say that Brive's hottest temp for August was 38.9°)

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Post by Kate » Sun 05 Sep 2010 09:07

We have friends with a chalet up near Les Angles and they had a fire going most days/eves last week!!

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