20th May 2010. 23:43

Hot enough to burn. …

Boy has this been a warm spell so far. My flat is a on a southern face so mid day it heats up terribly. And stays hot all night.

23:00 would be a dry, bright spell. An anticyclone would bring high pressure to a lot of western Europe. But 24:00 OTOH would be a cold overcast with ridges or troughs of unsettled pressure systems. The overall pressure for Britain would be about 1016 millibars.

Something like this:

It should be windy.

Instead we have had record high temperatures for the month.

I expect there should be a major earthquake considering the air disaster in Mangalore. Was that Bangalore?
http://www.ndtv.com/news/india/air-india-plane-crashes-in-mangalore-27051.php

No sign of a major quake. Saturday was the change of spell. There is usually a major quake at handover. Something is obviously brooding.
We don't get unusual weather without a subterranean convergence. Not even a mag 6 to show for it all yet.
I think it will come when the weather breaks.

Icelandic scientists observed signs on Sunday indicating that the 40-day volcanic eruption from under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier may have come to an end.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2010-05/24/c_13311280.htm

Elsewhere floods have brought devastation. Even regions suffering drough have been hit by them:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10646696

Well, I suppose everybody hurts.
We have just got to get on with it.

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11 thoughts on “20th May 2010. 23:43

  1. I've just caught the end of the BBC weather summary and forecast. They do a poor average one late at night. (Which is to say, better than they usually pour out during the day.)The forecaster (paid for and supportedby the Met Office) thinks the middle of the week will see changes bringing the spell into keeping with the phase.So somewhere is due a major storm.Sorry about that and…Thanks.

  2. 6.3 2010/05/25 10:09 NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE6.5 2010/05/24 16:18 ACRE, BRAZIL6.1 2010/05/23 22:47 CENTRAL PERUOdd spread.

  3. Originally posted by Weatherlawyer:

    Odd spread.

    I was wondering where the **** my 7+ Mag quake was. And somewhat annoyed at the time differences in these 6+ Magnitudes.It had escaped me that there were quite a few serious storms entrained in this spell.And that there are serious earthquakes following ALL large storms.As you know (now that I remind you) these quakes take place some 80 degrees from the isobaric centres of these storms.All I need to do now is draw where the epicentres of the quakes were, plot the positions of the storms when they went ashore (I don't have the data exactly, obviously. Like I said, I'm not even ranked as an outsider.)All I need to do is guess the positions of these events and I can work out where the most explosive High systems were at the times of the above quakes.I'm guessing these too will be at 80 degrees separation.What will be interesting is that I assume the resultant will show it is possible to forecast times and places of earthquakes.Whilst there can be a ring of possibilites for locations of quakes on an arc some 80 degrees from a Low. There can only be one or two possibilities for a quake whose arc is 80 degrees from both a Low and an High.

  4. You know when you are rightSomerthing hits on the lightAnd all of the problems give instant delight.6.4 M. 2010/05/26. 08:53. 25.8 N. 130.0 E. SE of the Ryukyu Isles.http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.htmlOne 6+ M. quake each day since the spell started more or less. Give a day or so to start the ball rolling. A system of input and results tells a story here.What story?I was going to paste a copy of the FAQ about convergence but came across this explanation of something else, so decided not to bother:Originally posted by uk.sci.weather FAQ:

    The terms "hurricane" and "typhoon" are regionally specific names for a strong "tropical cyclone".>>A tropical cyclone is the generic term for a non-frontal synoptic scale low-pressure system over tropical or sub-tropical waters with organized convection (i.e. thunderstorm activity) and definite cyclonic surface wind circulation (Holland 1993).

    It's almost unntelligible is it not?<<[/quote]Hardly inspiring for further research is it?So I'll tell you my version.But not today. Tonight I am tired.I doubt I'll forget what I have to say and it will wait.

  5. Now and again a series of large magnitude quakes will occur all over the planet. Just like this spell.Usually when a major quake occurs the epicentre takes all the hits. Apparently this is the case with all large quakes wexcept that following a smallish one the aftershocks fall off the list.This is well described below:2010/05/276.4 M. 20:48 -13.641 166.713 VANUATU4.5 M. 20:28 32.218 -115.290 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO3.1 M. 20:28 32.231 -115.294 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO3.6 M. 19:43 37.004 -104.908 COLORADO3.1 M. 19:23 31.928 -115.097 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO3.0 M. 18:45 32.019 -115.192 BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO5.2 M. 17:46 -13.656 166.780 VANUATU5.7 M. 17:24 -13.893 166.640 VANUATU7.2 M. 17:15 -13.710 166.507 VANUATUThe Baja quakes are a series that occured after a relatively small quake over the boorder from the USA but the effexts can still be felt in the USA as smaller quakes.The NEIC lists all US quakes of 2.5M and over. It only adds quakes from other countries if they are 4 M or over.Later this list is moved to the 8 to 30 day list, a month later the exact number of quakes in the list is lost to most searches I have made.Maybe it's the way I call them?

  6. Originally posted by EarthObservatory:

    This image, taken by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, shows widespread flooding along the Vistula River in southeastern Poland.

    The Vistula originates on the western slopes of the mountain Barania Góra in the Carpathian Mountains in southern Poland. The river winds its way northward for 650 miles, through Krakow and Warsaw, to Gdansk Bay on the Baltic Sea.Several towns have been completely or partially inundated including Gorzyce, Sokolniki, and Trześń. While the flooding illustrated here is extensive, it represents but a small “snapshot” of conditions that have developed in Eastern Europe over the past one to two weeks.Spring flooding of rivers is not an uncommon occurrence in Poland but this event has been described as the most serious flood in several decades.Severe floods were recorded in 1570, 1584, 1719, 1891, and 1997, with the first records of local embankments for flood control dating from the thirteenth century.By 1985, 370 rivers in Poland (including the Vistula) had been completely or partly embanked along a total length of 9,028 kilometers (5,610 miles) for some degree of flood mitigation.In the spring of 2010, heavy rains caused high waters in the Vistula River, first in southern Poland. Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated as the river level rose and broke through waterlogged dikes and embankments. The flood surge then moved northward through Warsaw, continuing towards the Baltic Sea.

  7. And finally:Originally posted by Google News:

    Uganda mudslide victims missing‎
    BBC News – 6 hours ago
    Hundreds of bodies buried in a mudslide in Uganda three months ago have yet to be recovered, the rescue team says. Three villages on the slopes of Mount …
    Mudslides add to carnage in wake of rain‎
    The Tennessean – Harriet Vaughan – Bonnie Burch – 8 hours ago
    Even though the church sits on relatively high ground, which protected it from floodwaters, debris from a mudslide is still blocking the door. …
    PCH in Santa Monica reopens after gusher, mudslide‎
    San Jose Mercury News – 1 day ago
    AP SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Authorities say all lanes on Pacific Coast Highway near Santa Monica have been reopened to traffic after an apparently drunken …
    Tajikistan mudslide kills 7, many feared missing‎
    The Associated Press – 7 May 2010
    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Emergency officials in Tajikistan say a mudslide in a remote region of the impoverished Central Asian nation has killed seven people, …
    Mudslide leaves 13 dead in Tajikistan‎ – Aljazeera.com
    all 308 news articles »
    Downpours wreak havoc nationwide‎
    Dominican Today – 3 hours ago
    Civil Defense director Luis Luna Paulino said a swelled creek brought down a bridge in Espaillat province (north) and a mudslide collapsed a house in the …
    Mudslide derails train, kills 19‎
    Global Times – Fu Wen – 4 days ago
    … disaster prediction and protection measures. Torrential rainstorms have drenched the province over the past month, causing severe flooding and mudslides.
    Derailment in China; at least nineteen dead‎ – Wikinews
    all 688 news articles »
    Reuters
    Rain, snowstorms create mudslides, traffic headaches for commuters‎
    Fox 13 Now – Salt Lake City – 3 days ago
    SALT LAKE CITY – Rain that turned into heavy snowstorms created several problems throughout Northern Utah Monday morning, including a mudslide on I-80 near …
    Top of Utah residents, blossoms surprised by snow so late in season‎ – StandardNet
    Snow, rain and mud may hamper some Memorial Day plans‎ – KSL-TV
    Late spring snowstorm surprises Utahns‎ – KSL-TV
    all 16 news articles »
    Ski Channel
    One dead as thunderstorms, tornado hit Austria‎
    Earthtimes (press release) – 1 day ago
    By : dpa Vienna – Heavy thunderstorms and a tornado swept across eastern Austria Wednesday, leaving one person dead in a mudslide, media reported. …
    Mudslide Closes Part Of Nc Highway,‎
    WNCT – 2 days ago
    By AP Writer ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) A mudslide has closed one lane of a North Carolina highway after a day of heavy rains in the mountains in the western part …
    Mudslide closes one lane on NC 63‎
    Asheville Citizen-Times – 4 days ago
    A morning mudslide has closed one lane on NC 63 today near the Buncombe-Madison County line. According to a dispatcher, one lane at the approximately 4900 …

  8. And finally:Originally posted by Google News:

    Uganda mudslide victims missing‎
    BBC News – 6 hours ago
    Hundreds of bodies buried in a mudslide in Uganda three months ago have yet to be recovered, the rescue team says. Three villages on the slopes of Mount …

    Mudslides add to carnage in wake of rain‎
    The Tennessean – Harriet Vaughan – Bonnie Burch – 8 hours ago
    Even though the church sits on relatively high ground, which protected it from floodwaters, debris from a mudslide is still blocking the door. …

    PCH in Santa Monica reopens after gusher, mudslide‎
    San Jose Mercury News – 1 day ago
    AP SANTA MONICA, Calif.—Authorities say all lanes on Pacific Coast Highway near Santa Monica have been reopened to traffic after an apparently drunken …

    Tajikistan mudslide kills 7, many feared missing‎
    The Associated Press – 7 May 2010
    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Emergency officials in Tajikistan say a mudslide in a remote region of the impoverished Central Asian nation has killed seven people, …
    Mudslide leaves 13 dead in Tajikistan‎ – Aljazeera.com
    all 308 news articles »

    Downpours wreak havoc nationwide‎
    Dominican Today – 3 hours ago
    Civil Defense director Luis Luna Paulino said a swelled creek brought down a bridge in Espaillat province (north) and a mudslide collapsed a house in the …

    Mudslide derails train, kills 19‎
    Global Times – Fu Wen – 4 days ago
    … disaster prediction and protection measures. Torrential rainstorms have drenched the province over the past month, causing severe flooding and mudslides.
    Derailment in China; at least nineteen dead‎ – Wikinews
    all 688 news articles »
    Reuters

    Rain, snowstorms create mudslides, traffic headaches for commuters‎
    Fox 13 Now – Salt Lake City – 3 days ago
    SALT LAKE CITY – Rain that turned into heavy snowstorms created several problems throughout Northern Utah Monday morning, including a mudslide on I-80 near …
    Top of Utah residents, blossoms surprised by snow so late in season‎ – StandardNet
    Snow, rain and mud may hamper some Memorial Day plans‎ – KSL-TV
    Late spring snowstorm surprises Utahns‎ – KSL-TV
    all 16 news articles »
    Ski Channel

    One dead as thunderstorms, tornado hit Austria‎
    Earthtimes (press release) – 1 day ago
    By : dpa Vienna – Heavy thunderstorms and a tornado swept across eastern Austria Wednesday, leaving one person dead in a mudslide, media reported. …

    Mudslide Closes Part Of Nc Highway,‎
    WNCT – 2 days ago
    By AP Writer ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) A mudslide has closed one lane of a North Carolina highway after a day of heavy rains in the mountains in the western part …

    Mudslide closes one lane on NC 63‎
    Asheville Citizen-Times – 4 days ago
    A morning mudslide has closed one lane on NC 63 today near the Buncombe-Madison County line. According to a dispatcher, one lane at the approximately 4900 …

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