Stormy Weather

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You know the song: Don't know why...there's no sun up in the sky....stormy weather. Thanks, Lena!

It doesn't seem to matter where you live these days (although the sun is SHINING in AZ today), we've got weird weather everywhere.
The central U.S. is bracing for more. Hail, flash flooding, tornadoes, snow, damaging wind and polar temps....and it's almost June.
So what's up with all this wild, weird weather, and is all this WEATHER related to climate change? You bet your sweet booty it is.
From Tom Yulsman--IMAGEO:
Since the first and 23rd of May, 340 tornadoes have spun up across the United States, mostly in a swath of territory stretching from Texas up through the nation’s midsection, according to preliminary reports from the National Weather Service. Compare that to an average of 276 tornadoes for the entire month.
The past week has brought particularly severe weather, with violent, hail-bearing thunderstorms spawning 206 tornadoes. These include an outbreak on May 22 in Missouri, where one twister near Joplin killed three people, and another ripped through Jefferson City, the state capitol.

Meanwhile, along Colorado’s Front Range where I live, the weather has been more characteristic of the Norwegian Arctic in April than this part of the country in late May.
Snow fell here on May 21, with three inches accumulating on my deck. And Denver managed to reach a high of only 39 degrees — the coldest high temperature for the date in 128 years of record keeping.

What accounts for the mayhem and dramatic weather contrasts? Persistent big meanders in the polar jet stream have played a major role. This has allowed wintry weather to spill south over the Western United States, while very summery air has surged north over the nation’s midsection.
Where the two very different air masses have clashed, extreme weather has erupted.

A meandering jet stream is not inherently abnormal. But human-caused climate change seems to have upped the odds that big, persistent meanders will form.

The particular chain of events that appears to have led to what we’ve been experiencing are usually seen only in winter, according to Judah Cohen, Director of Seasonal Forecasting at Atmospheric and Environmental Research. “However, this year we have seen this pattern occur in May. It is pretty rare, and as far as I can tell last occurred in 1997,” he says
Cohen believes that declining Arctic sea ice, and a resulting cascade of atmospheric effects, are implicated.

There's much more here: What's up with all this wild, weird weather — and is it linked to climate change? - ImaGeo
 
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And the deniers just can't see it.
So what you are saying is that your perception of the weather indicates global warming? So when it is incredibly cold for months on end then my perception of global cooling is not correct? Its funny because you guys on the Left are constantly telling people that obseration of the weather is not a means to prove or disprove man made global warming. You guys are hypocrits.
 

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So what you are saying is that your perception of the weather indicates global warming? So when it is incredibly cold for months on end then my perception of global cooling is not correct? Its funny because you guys on the Left are constantly telling people that obseration of the weather is not a means to prove or disprove man made global warming. You guys are hypocrits.
Neither my perceptions or yours mean much. Data gathered by climate scientist and government agencies however mean a lot. And they are the ones that are telling us how bad things are getting.
 
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Neither my perceptions or your mean much. ...
Funny. this is a thread about naming some weather events and saying this is evidence of man made global warming. Literally that is what the article is doing in the OP.
 

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Funny. this is a thread about naming some weather events and saying this is evidence of man made global warming. Literally that is what the article is doing in the OP.
Because of your inability to see more complex situations you would come to that conclusion. In fact it relates to the fact that unprecedented weather is becoming more and more common, all kinds of extremes, heat, cold, rains, droughts and more.

But overall, he hot days are hotter and more frequent that of the cold days even though they are sometimes colder.

And these anomalies are predicted by climate models.
 
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Click bait thread titles and equally deceptive OP. They gotta get creative to get anyone to read their stuff now.
 
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Because of your inability to see more complex situations you would come to that conclusion. In fact it relates to the fact that unprecedented weather is becoming more and more common, all kinds of extremes, heat, cold, rains, droughts and more.

But overall, he hot days are hotter and more frequent that of the cold days even though they are sometimes colder.

And these anomalies are predicted by climate models.
Its a bullshit article. You should be denouncing it if you think pointing out weather events is not an indication of climate. But you like the article so you do not. Thousands of scientists around the world get grants to find global warming. Their careers are based on man made global warming. Numbers have been rounded up and estimated up at thousands of sites and those small adjustments add up. People who have their jobs based on this existence have been caught fudging and have been caught colluding with other scientists via email.

If this thread had started with a story of extremely cold weather events, as evidence of global cooling you would have jumped on this thread with your coworts.