Insert from watchers.news: An upper level low west of Kauai and ample deep moisture have worked together to produce record-shattering rains in parts of Hawaii over the weekend. At least two homes were swept away by raging floodwaters and dozens more damaged. The hardest-hit area is between Hanalei and Haena. There are no reports of deaths or injuries at this time.
This is a very impressive record that was broken over the weekend in Hanalei and Haena, Hawaii. Over 27 inches of rain fell in a 24 hour period ,shattering a previous record set of 12.52 inches in March of 2012 ,also broke a two day record as well of 24 inches from the same weather event. It has been reported that two homes were completely wiped off of its foundation as dozens of homes have been damaged or flooded. Governor David Ige has declared a state of emergency.
Mudslides have blocked many roads and highways as rods remain close in areas. The island is also dealing with Major flooding plus power and water outages. At least 40 people re staying in shelters at this point in time. Also,The Hanalei River was at 4.49 m (14.76 feet) early Sunday morning, well above the 2.3 m (7.7 foot) flood stage.
.I just finished read an article called “put up or shut up“. The author is a skeptic of global warming ( thank god) and brings up several points that time will tell. It also seems that some people are misunderstanding what a weak cycle is.
Robert Zimmerman of the GWPF writes “If the solar minimum has actually arrived now, this would make this cycle only ten years long, one of the shortest solar cycles on record. More important, it is a weak cycle. In the past, all short cycles were active cycles. This is the first time we have seen a short and weak cycle since scientists began tracking the solar cycle in the 1700’s, following the last grand minimum in the 1600’s when there were almost no sunspots.”
There is some debate that this next cycle (25)m is the precursor to the next grand minimum where some believe it will be here to stay for a very long time once we get to 2031. I think that it is happening now as we see a very sharp decline in sunspots so far in 2018. right now we are at 63 spotless days and its only April. Compare those numbers to all of 2017 (104 spotless days) and you see why many believe we are in the grand solar minimum now. ( The Eddy Minimum)
What strikes me with Mr Zimmerman’s statement is the part where he says this will be a weak cycle as if that makes this better. What he fails to understands is that weaker normally means fewer than predicted sunspots and more cooling to follow that. Maybe its a lack of education or maybe some of these Global warming guys don’t like to be corrected so they just ignore the important facts. He also mentions that the maunder minimum was the last grand minimum and that there were almost no sunspots during that period, kinda like what we are seeing in the beginning of this minimum. This leads me to believe that we are indeed accelerating into this current minimum and predictions of a long lasting minimum are starting to look like a reality.
Yes, only time will tell. If the low sunspot counts don’t correlate with low temps, the global warmist shall be vindicated. As of right now, the correlation is already here. Over 1800 cold record broke in the last 30 days with only two sunspots to speak of in that time frame and very little and weak sunspots I might add.
Last week I wrote about tropical cyclone “Iris” and how it would have decayed by the 31st of march, well it did but now it has re-intensified as of April 1st 2018. Here is an insert from the article:
Tropical Cyclone “Iris” re-intensified into a tropical cyclone on Sunday, April 1, 2018 while moving through the Coral Sea toward Queensland, Australia. Iris is now moving parallel to the coast of Queensland, dropping heavy rain on a region that already saw huge amounts of rain over the past weeks. While the system is not expected to make landfall, it will continue intensifying over the next 2 days, dropping heavy rainfall and causing local flooding and river rises from Wednesday. This could result in disruption to transport and isolation of communities, particularly if the system lingers close to the coast for an extended period. This cyclone first formed March 24 as the fourth named storm of the 2017/18 South Pacific ocean cyclone season.
Once again, thanks to watchers.news for keeping up with this storm and keeping us informed. It was all but wrote off as of last week. Click the link below for full story and stats:
It has been reported that 84% of Portugal has been in an extreme drought. Officials in Portugal now say that has ended thanks to this past march being the second wettest March on record.(1931) 10.73″ of rain had fallen in the month of March. Thats 4x’s the monthly average there!
The extreme drought started in early 2017 and hadn’t seen a drought like this since 2005. Out of 60 reservoirs monitored, 32 are at 80% or more capacity. Only three are below 40%, compared to 23 in that state last month.The Monto Novo reservoir, one of the region’s largest, went from below 30% capacity on February 28 to full by March 10.
Click the link below for the full article at watchers.news:
Ever since ocean temps peaked in January of 2016, we have seen a steady decline since. In fact, we are almost as low as were in the last minimum in 2008 and we have only just begun this grand minimum. Thanks to the starman channel (on youtube) and his useful teachings, he has alerted me to these temps and has explained how this all works. He told me that he has observed rising and falling temps, but what he has seen in the north Atlantic, is something to keep an eye on. its not that the north Atlantic ocean temp drops, but how fast it dropped and the affect it had on the overall global ocean temps. Its still early and the north Atlantic temps have rebounded some, but indications are leading that this wont rise back up all the way and should continue to show a downward trend into the future. Id like you all to take some time to review this recent article here on
Over 70 roads are closed and 35 evacuation centers have been activated for nearly 2000 people. Unplanned power outages were also one of the challenges that were faced. This storm brought heavy down pours and very little wind. In comparison to “Winston” in 2016, cyclone ” Winston” killed 40 as “Josie” took 4 lives away. With “Winston ” there was more wind than rain and “Winston” was a cat.5, ” Josie ” was only a Cat.1 but did its damage with major flooding. Go to the link here for the full story and images/video footage of the storm at watchers.news :.
( also, 6.1 earthquake in the southern region of Fiji islands 4-2-18)
Its that time of the month again! No not that time…. March numbers are in and the temperature rose 0 .04 C. Not much of a rise but the trend is still clear. We have continued to inch closer to that baseline of 0.0 C since Feb. 2016 when we peaked at +0.88. As it stands now, we are sitting at a +0.24 C. That number is up from +0.20 C in February 2018 (down 0.68 C from Feb.2016). We had a slight peak in October of 2017 when values surged to +0.63 C after summer months ranged from +0.21-+0.43 C. Since that peak, the value has went down 0.39 C. With temps forecast here in the states to be well below average in much of the northern plains ,mid-west and the northeast,it should be interesting to compare the numbers from this spring and summer from last year. As I have said, all indications are showing more cooling on the way in this very early point of the Grand Solar Minimum.
Hopefully, everyone had a great holiday weekend. Even with the bad weather that was experienced in the U.K. The MET office warned citizens across the region that heavy down pours could leave cars stranded and planes ground as rounds of snow was also expected in the region as well.
(from the article)
As of 8am today, 157 flood alerts and 16 flood warnings have been put in place across Britain by the Environment Agency as a band of heavy rain sweeps the country.
Five yellow weather warnings issued by the Met Office cover swathes of Britain today as snow and rain batters the country.
Heavy rain is forecast for most of Wales as well as in England and Northern Ireland, with up to 70mm expected to fall in the worst-hit areas
Flooding remains a threat for south-west England,wales and northern Ireland while much of England will be covered in snow. Here is the link to the full article :
Here is our first super typhoon of 2018. The storm has been named “Jelawat”. There were only two other named tropical cyclones this year. Tropical Storm “Bolaven” in January and Sanba (Basyang) in February.. Max winds were clocked at 150 mph with sustained winds of 75 mph – 85 mph. This storm is located 440 miles outside of Andersen Air force base. Here is the link for the full stats of the storm and impressive imagery on the radar :
I’m just going to leave this here for everyone to read. Remember how people like Paul Beckwith keeps saying that the ice is thinning at the arctic.. This submarine was designed to break up ice as thick as 2.5 meters.
US nuclear submarine gets stuck in Arctic ice, _deterring the Russians_ – Fort Russ