Let me walk you through the opening sequence. (Sticky till the czjd hits the fan.) …
Actually the background to this thing had started some days ago so international services could already have begun gearing up.
First of all an increase in traffic accidents would be just the job to get them on the ball wouldn't you suppose?
Another thing is aberrant human behaviour. People doing nasty and/or silly (and sometimes both) things.
But the biggest give away is that the weather turns to clag. Overcast layered cool weather is a major sign. Begin abstaining from foods that don't suit you. Unfortunately you will begin to crave just such toxins. Take more -better exercise and be alert to do nicer things. You never know when you are going to need an hand.
In Britain, a sure sign that a topical storm is due is misty weather. OK, if the overcast is spread wider and higher that's clag. I invented that name for the application before I realised tropical storms were synonymous with volcanic activity. So sue me. I'm an idiot.
By now, if you have been paying attention to the things I have said over the last few weeks, you will be aware that things aren't looking too good. You will have been alerted too by anomalous weather.
So when you saw this: [img]http://gickr.com/results3/anim_ef194f22-17dc-8ee4-0dbd-aab3f2cfebe3.gif
http://gickr.com/results3/anim_ef194f22-17dc-8ee4-0dbd-aab3f2cfebe3.gif this morning, you will have known, like me, what is about to happen next:
The first image is of course the North Atlantic chart from the Met Office. It shows the cyclone moving south. If it isn't moving North west, such a cyclone should be either stationary or moving north.
An anomaly we call that in the guessing game.
The other image is the Southern Hemisphere from Australia's remarkable Bureau of Meteorology. It shows that the two hurricane force storms in the tropics today (23 September 2013) have a volcanic nature mingled in them. Quite exactly how one pertains to the other is yet to be revealed but in the BoM charts, a tropical storm shows up as long flowing parallel lines around Antarctica from 1016 millibars in to the coast.
These go around a complex Low system. The region you should be inspecting runs from 160 to 20 degrees West.