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.
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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 :
This marks the 173rd birthday of this snapshot taken by the sun. The photo was taken by Hippolyte Fizeau and Leon Foucault on April 2, 1845. The link below will take you to a very interesting article that talks about the first photo of the sun and many other first time events like photoing the suns corona.
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On July 28 1851 at the Royal Observatory in Königsberg, Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia), Johann Julius Friedrich Berkowski took the first photo of a solar eclipse, capturing the Sun’s outer atmosphere — the corona — for the first time. Just a few years later, in 1858, British scientist Warren de la Rue and French astronomer Jules Janssen began taking daily photographic records of sunspots; de la Rue went on to record the whole 11-year solar cycle in almost 3000 images. In 1870 US astronomer Charles A. Young snapped the first image of a solar prominence — a stream of gas reaching out from the Sun’s disk.
Please take some time to review this article to learn about the early history of photographing our sun and documenting its findings:
RARE DOUBLE BLUE MOON: There’s a full Moon tonight, and according to modern folklore, it’s a Blue Moon–the second full Moon in a calendar month. Maximilian Teodorescu sends this picture of the waxing orb from Bucharest, Romania:
The full-sized image is impressive–made more so by the fact that this is a rare “double Blue Moon.”
We’ve already had one Blue Moon in January 2018, a month bookended by full Moons on the 2nd (02:24 UTC) and 31st (13:27 UTC). It’s happening again in March, with full Moons on the 2nd (00:51 UTC) and 31st (12:37 UTC). The last time two Blue Moons occurred in such quick succession was January and March of 1999.
What color will you see when the Moon rises tonight? Blue Moons don’t actually turn blue … except when they do. Go outside and take a look!
Welp, Its a good thing that the Easter bunny has fur because he will be traveling through snow from Sunday through Monday. Anywhere from 3-7″ of snow is possible from Oregon to Pennsylvania . Temps will plunge Sunday afternoon through the overnight hours supporting some accumulating snowfall for Sunday into Monday . Stay tuned fro more updates as the first half continues to show snow chances for these areas and more through mid April!
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
Robert Felix is another person that we highly recommend. From his website, iceageinfo.now, here is an article that clearly shows that February was cooler in many spots, He is also claiming that we are seeing continental cooling happening right before our eyes. The link is below:
Thanks to Anthony Watts at wattsupwiththat.com, he has wrote a blog about how this new study by the GWPF has two data sets that don’t add up. The satellite data forecast are coming in much higher than the surface data actually recorded. It also states that global warming was not the cause for increase for temps on the rise , but that a strong and natural El Nino was to blame . It also sites that the atmosphere is not behaving as many climate scientist say it should. He also points out that the troposphere is warming more slowly than the global warming theory and that the stratosphere has barley risen in the past 23 years. Here is the link to his blog and a link to the full report by the GWPF:
Finally, this volcano has been constantly erupting since the beginning of March but on Sunday March 25th,2018, Shinmoedake sent plumes of gas and ash 16,000 feet into the air and created its first pyroclastic flow. This volcano has been very active over the past several years but throw this eruption into the pile of volcanoes that are becoming increasingly more active than ever .
Yeah that is an ash tornado …… Alert levels remain at 3 and people are still urged to stay away. Here is the link to the full stats on this eruption: