27th May 2010. 23:07

OK. Fine! …

It's been raining. I hope that means things have improved for all the countries threatened byfloods over the last few weeks. Here is a place that is paying the bill:

Originally posted by BBC:

Hundreds of Guatemalans have been forced to flee their homes, amid an eruption by one of the country's most active volcanoes.

Pacaya began spewing lava, rocks and debris on Thursday, leaving one person dead and three children missing.

At least 1,600 people have fled the eruption, some 30km (19 miles) south of the capital city.

The volcano covered parts of Guatemala City in ash, forcing the closure of the country's main international airport.

I have to admit the MetO is forecasting improvements in the next few days.

Does that mean tropical storms? The spell started with a large quake. And that was the wend of large quakes from the last spell.

Of course adding in the tumult of all the small quakes that occur at a volcanic eruption just means the problem has gone elsewhere.

Greenland has a Low over it. I think that's a first in a long while. It's just a flaccid Low at the moment but it is early days yet:

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9 thoughts on “27th May 2010. 23:07

  1. This is a forecast for mid day, Monday the 31st. A deep low, some 5 x 4 millibars lower than 1000 mb. A 980 isn't that flaccid and if it drops to 975 it could provide another serius tornadic spell for the USA.Or more volcanic activity. I don't remember salient features from a few weeks ago. I suppose I must have said something about Ehyourefulloff…?I wonder what.

  2. A tropical storm (actually downgraded to a Tropical Depression) Originally posted by CNN:

    Agatha unleashed torrential rains over Guatemala, southeast Mexico and much of El Salvador, triggering flash floods and mudslides.Downgraded from a tropical storm — the first of the Pacific season — Saturday night, Agatha left at least 12 people dead and another 11 missing in Guatemala.So much for leg cramps.I would like to draw your attention to the opening section in the book on Weatherlaw called Times and Seasons.[quot= Richard Inwards]They at least show us what kind of weather our forefathers wished to take place and thought most useful at the times to which they refer.

    Cold will bring: . A late spring, Is a great bless-ing. When the cuckoo comes to the bare thorn, Sell your cow and buy your corn ; But when she comes to the full bit, Sell your corn and buy your sheep. i.e. A late spring is bad for cattle, and An early spring is bad for corn.A wet spring is a sign of dry weather for harvest. As the days grow longer, the storms grow stronger.When the oak comes out before the ash, there will be fine weather in harvest; but when the ash comes out before the oak, the harvest will be wet.Midla?id Counties.

    Midland Counties refers to the region of England north of the counties around London. They are a sort of buffer for the south against the ruffians who live in the north.(Outdated now they have Milwall supporters.)These three seem apposite for a negative Atlantic Anomally. To this day only the three months of winter are considered in the official definitions of the NAO.An early spring is bad for corn.A wet spring is a sign of dry weather for harvest.Corn [wheat in Britain] comes in after the first harvests. The priciple one preceding it is hay. No mention of the effect on that. Hay forms the bedding and fodder for the mainstream crop cattle. So does corn. But corn can be sold for human consumption so is far more widely grown.None the less the jump from March to July has to have a cyclical cause.As the days grow longer, the storms grow stronger.This is a perfect description of the so called anomally. But how can an an anomally be an anomally if is regulated by a calender?In a negative phase the storms are frequent, ill placed and short lived. I suppose that is a ne fangled weatherlore. Or will become such if I get the publicity I deserve.And don't wish for overmuch. (Too many skeletons for a good man like me to wish that on myself.)

  3. Originally posted by Weatherlawyer:

    This [chart (above)] is a forecast for mid day, Monday the 31st. A deep low, some 5 x 4 millibars lower than 1000 mb. A 980 isn't that flaccid and if it drops to 975 it could provide another serious tornadic spell for the USA.

    Here we go then;24 hours and counting: And of course the thing hits the spikerophone with a ping under the cloudspeaker in the middle of the Aleutians when the cell leaves mainland North America.But that is hence, yet. Or is it yet hence?

  4. Something like this:4.3 M. 2010/05/30. 10:06. 52.7 N. 167.1 W. Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska… only notte yet a while.Ynelesse…

  5. So that is the circulation system of the two continents and the two oceans.Weather from the Pacific crosses the Rockies and separates to its individual patterns so that the whole continent is washed and fed by the one true god.It then either leaves from Newfoundland or from the Southern USA seaboard.The lows can go to Siberia or Northwestern Canada (following the Mackenzie river south) or, more normally, it goes to Norway or Northern Scotland.Now part of that cycle is shown coming down from Russia to the Mediteranean and off to the Gulf of Mexico. It would be all too easy to assume this is the norm. It has to be stated that the conditions in the Atlantic at the moment are very much on the edge.I suppose everyone in the know are aware of the behaviour characteristics of this system. Fortunately it won't take all that long getting the gist of it.I hope.

  6. Originally posted by Financial Times:

    Agatha kills more than 150By Adam Thomson in Mexico CityPublished: June 1 2010 18:46 | Last updated: June 1 2010 18:46At least 144 people have died and more than 100,000 have lost their homes or have been evacuated after a tropical storm ripped through Guatemala and other Central American countries over the weekend.Agatha, the first tropical storm of the 2010 season, hit land near the border of Guatemala and Mexico on Saturday, causing devastating landslides and destruction of infrastructure in the days that followed.

    I found a nice little page showing what happens to the Lows that end up in the Russian section of the Arctic.The last time I looked at it it was showing these pressure waves feeding into the south west of the North Atlantic: http://forecast.uoa.gr/LINKS/DUST/dload/anim.htmlIf the graphic doesn't start up straight away, click the "Play" button on the top of the page.

  7. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/slideshow/ALeqM5gVWjsPEiqe1tEu2mhBIRaxxGi8owD9G2SO7G0?index=0The photo, released by Guatemala's Presidency on Monday May 31, 2010, a sinkhole covers a street intersection in downtown Guatemala City, Monday May 31, 2010. A day earlier authorities blamed the heavy rains caused by tropical storm Agatha as the cause of the crater that swallowed a a three-story building but now say they will be conducting further studies to determine the cause.Last April 2007, another giant sinkhole in the same area killed 3 people.(AP Photo/Guatemala's Presidency, Luis Echeverria)[/quote]Whilst in the same sea they are not exactly the same area as the failed deep sea oil well that is crippling BP. I'm wondering if looking at the engineering failures is likely to show us if there is a more obvious reason.Something else that crossed my mind, me not being fully human, is that the shape of the sink-hole is identical to a diamond dike.I don't know what happened to the people in the building. I could say something funny but it is an horror story. I hope that they died quickly if there were any trapped in it at the time. What do you pray to and who… well what would you say to god about this sort of thing? That because it happened he can not exist?It would certainly knock your religion if it relied on mumbo jumbo to get you from A to B.

  8. A man died in that sink-hole. His house was just on the edge of it. Originally posted by Investors.com:

    Landslides kill 179 in C. America Posted 06/01/2010 06:40 PM ETRescuers hunted for victims of landslides that have killed at least 179 people in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras while officials in Guatemala City tried to cope with a 65-foot-deep sinkhole that swallowed a clothing factory.Thousands remain homeless and dozens still missing following the season's first tropical storm. Rescue crews struggled to reach isolated communities to distribute food and water.

    Last week, landslides killed people in China and Azerbaijan. This week Arkansas, USA, is in the news. Flash floods have washed people away in the night.Interesting the style of comments coming from USAns on YouTube:http://news.google.com/news/section?pz=1&cf=all&ned=uk&topic=w&ict=ln

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