Polar Vortex – 2, Summer Style

July 10, 2014

With the renewed chatter of the “Polar Vortex” summer style 2014, I thought that it might be a good idea to look back at last summer, and the flow pattern that was in place at the beginning of July 2013.

The 120 hour forecast, one of the images that I had archived, during the beginning of last Summer’s monsoon, is shown below.  This pattern, with the monster ridge of high pressure over the Mountain West and a complementary trough in the middle of the nation, is not that dissimilar to the set-up due this coming week, 13-17 July 2014.  What is really different is the DEPTH of the trough of low pressure.  As the center value, lowest number, is in the 573 range, where this year, 2014, the value is in the mid 550s.  Substantially lower, in fact about 2.5 Stand deviations below normal.

For comparison sake, the last image is from early January 2014 showing the very same jet stream pattern, but with far far colder values.  The lowest value, over Lower Michigan in in the lower 490s.

What does that value mean?  490 mean 4900 meters at the 500Mb level, the half-way up, pressure wise through the atmosphere.  The colder it is the more dense and compressed the gasses of the atmosphere become.  During the the summer months the typical value should be in mid 580s, equating to high temperatures in the 80s and lower 90s.

Our summer weather in North America peaked in heat during the summers of 2011 and 2012, last year was markedly cooler and this summer will be cooler yet.

500 mb Forecast for 00z 3 July 2013

500milibar forecast for 00z 3 July 2013

The 120 Hour forecast for the morning of Tuesday 7/15/2014

The 120 Hour forecast for the morning of Tuesday 7/15/2014

A look at the Polar Vortex from this past January 7th 2014.

A look at the Polar Vortex from this past January 7th 2014.

2013-1209 A New Global All-Time Record Cold Temperature

December 9, 2013

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/10/climate-cold-idUSL1N0JP03720131210

Dec 9 (Reuters) – The Arctic air blasting the eastern United States is positively balmy compared to the record minus 136 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 93 degrees Celsius) temperature measured in Antarctica in August 2010, according to research released on Monday.

Scientists made the discovery while analyzing 32 years of global surface temperatures recorded by satellites.

They found that a high ridge in the East Antarctic Plateau contains pockets of trapped air that dipped as low as minus 136 Fahrenheit on Aug. 10, 2010, researchers said at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.

The previous record low was minus 128.6 F (minus 89.2 C), set in 1983 at the Russian Vostok Research Station in East Antarctica, said Ted Scambos, lead scientist at the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colorado.

“We had a suspicion this Antarctic ridge was likely to be extremely cold, and colder than Vostok because it’s higher up the hill,” Scambos said in a statement.

The temperatures are about 50 degrees F colder than anything recorded in Alaska or Siberia.

2013-1125 Winter Begins, Nationwide

Monday 25 November 2013

“The Weather Channel Keep naming these winter storms, bet they have to go through the alphabet nearly twice this winter as the water and full on winter will return to the West this year while all of the country will be cold.”  -Scott

Twenty-one inches (21″) fell in just eight hours time with this event, lifting the mountain snow-packs to better than 150% of normal.

http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-boreas-update-20131125

Winter Storm Boreas, already blamed for at least fourteen deaths, is a massive storm that will impact the nation from coast to coast with rain, snow, sleet, and ice during the busiest travel week of the year. It’s bringing a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas on Monday then will trudge east this Thanksgiving week.

 

2013 1107 Did Super Typhoon Haiyan Just Shatter The Global Hurricane Intensity Record?

 

November 7, 2013

Did Super Typhoon Haiyan Just Shatter The Global Hurricane Intensity Record?

Just another weather record falling, this one, however, is major.  -Scott

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/11/did-super-typhoon-haiyan-just-shatter-global-hurricane-intensity-record

By at least one measurement, it appears that Super Typhoon Haiyan, which just slammed into the Philippine island of Samar, may be the strongest storm reliably recorded on Earth. Additional measurements and analysis will surely be necessary to confirm this, but for now, here’s what we know:

The U.S. Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center, which tracks typhoons and Super Typhoons—the most powerful storms on the planet—estimated Haiyan’s maximum 1-minute sustained winds at 170 knots, which translates into about 195 miles per hour.

According to meteorologist Jeff Masters, a number of Pacific storms prior to 1969 were measured with wind speeds equal to or above 170 knots, but these estimates are now considered unreliable. Since 1969, the three strongest storms on record by wind speed all had winds of 165 knots, or 190 miles per hour: 1979’s Super Typhoon Tip, 1969’s Atlantic Hurricane Camille, and 1980’s Atlantic Hurricane Allen. Haiyan just passed all three by this metric, though Masters notes that there is less confidence in Haiyan’s true intensity, since Tip, Camille, and Allen were all investigated by hurricane hunter aircraft. Haiyan’s intensity has only been estimated based on satellite images (you can read more about how these satellite measurements are done, and why Haiyan presented such a stunning satellite image, in this great New Republic article by Nate Cohn).

2013 0619-20 Colorado Fires

June 19/20, 2013

Since I am living in Southern Colorado where the drought and the warm winters just keep repeating themselves, it shouldn’t then come as a surprise that this summer is likely to be a very dry, hot and potentially dangerous one for those living near and in the mountains of the Western United States.

The rain and snows have, for years, been intentionally suppressed across the West  profoundly altering the weather and hence the climate of the West.  Four decades of warm winters, about 1980 through the Present, have allowed the Mountain Pine Beetle to flourish and thereby decimating our precious National Forests.

The dying tree stands in Colorado's San Juan Mountains.  8/8/2012

The dying tree stands in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains. 8/8/2012

Stands of dead and dying pine trees impacted by more than 30 years of warm dry winters.

Stands of dead and dying pine trees impacted by more than 30 years of warm dry winters.  8/8/2012

How will this massive Geo-engineering program be exposed to the world?  How much longer must this planet have to be exposed to this criminal action?  What will this planet’s weather react when the manipulation ends?  Who will end it, and when?

2013-0321 Are These Really (Legit) Airliners?

March 21, 2013

A couple of very low flying UPS 767s that have me questioning whether or not all planes that are painted to APPEAR to be a regular commercial traffic; if not, then who is running this utterly massive global operation?

Who is the boss?  Who can compromise every single Federal agency that might be capable of figuring it out?

I close with a time lapse video of that afternoon looking westward out over the northern end of Colorado’s San Luis Valley set to an excerpt of a song by Sebastien Leger’s titled “The People”.

12/17/2012 – Local News Stations Doing Stories on Chemtrails

12/17/2012 – Local news station doing stories on Chemtrails

An edited email…
Hi Scott,
I follow your updates on weatherwars.info and am grateful for your courage to speak the truth about what our government and  ( world governments ) are doing. I have attached a link that disappointed me in that the TV station totally dismissed the whole contrail / chemtrail thing off on the say so of some professor that I am sure is funded by the government as well. I’ll have more to say and share with you in the near future as I believe in the cause but have already made mistakes in my approach in confronting the monarchy in power.
You are much appreciated!!
Dave
http://www.kiiitv.com/story/20319803/local-professor-discusses-contrails-in-the-sky

My reply:

David,

How would a common run-of-the-mill local professor know anything about chemtrails? Better yet, where would Kiii-TV go to get an interview with someone who would know something about chemtrails?  It’s not that he is on the take, he is just unaware and therefore ignorant of what’s going on up there. He doesn’t understand the MOTIVE behind the trails. Therefore he sees them as nothing but “random” pollution generated by common air traffic.  Newsrooms just do not have any contacts in their Rolodex to go to when they might do a story on this topic.  They just don’t!  SO, they must do what they can, IF they decide to use station resources to do the story. What they can do is interview the local prof’s, NWS, and the like.  Sadly that just isn’t a very deep bench of talent, locally, to go to do a story on this fringe topic.

We were all ignorant of this issue at one point in our lives, I certainly was.  So the work continues in educating and making aware the people of Earth to this PLANETARY agenda that might just be the greatest threat to all of us and our long-term and more immediate well being.

Greater awareness is the answer!

Keep looking up,

-Scott