Some 2013 Charts

I bought a laptop several years ago. It had Windows Vista on it but that wasn’t too bad. I could easily get rid of that and put an operating system on it. A lot has happened since then. I started with  a Ubuntu version called Zorin and that was good. But I had the same problem with the computer that it had with Vista. It turned out to be a defective charger -which eventually gave up the ghost and a succession of shops failed to get it going.

Monday 1 September 2014 brought good news and a multi voltage charger that went past 11; all the way past 18 in fact. I thought I still had Zorin on it but it turns out I had put a partition with Windows 7 on (It won’t open) and a newer OS from Ubuntu their Kubuntu Maverick. I like KDE for the office suite it offers and some sites won’t let you post print screens. Changing them to another graphic format with Linux is a piece of cake.And of course like all full Linux distos, it finds the internet without brain surgery.

I spent hours yesterday helping a complete newbie with his computer. A Windows laptop that wouldn’t let him get online. It worked fine on the wireless connection at the public library but on his own service…. not.

I’d given him an old computer to use online with Linux UE which although ten times slower than his laptop, it was on the internet straight away -by virtue of me *switching it on* While it was connected to his router. It was nice to see his face when he realised I was in.

“How did you do that?”

“This is Linux, Roy. It doesn’t piss about.”

But it isn’t Windows, so he is not happy with it. Also he did something in his struggles to post e-mail, that got rid of Firefox. I have no idea what but we lost his links to his web page with his bookmarks. So that looks like he is finished with Linux.

Pity Windows has finished with him.

The good news is that my old laptop with 2 GB of RAM is running as fast as my new one that has 8GB of RAM and Windows 7 on it. Just goes to show you how abominable Microsoft’s products are. But the better news is that Kubuntu can see the folder that holds the weather charts I had collected on whichever partition won’t open. So when I have the time, I will be able to extract them and organise them for use on here.

The <spit>Smithsonian</spit>, the world’s repository for volcano archives, has a list (available to Microsoft users.) (That is why Windows 7 will remain on my Laptop for a while.) Their archive doesn’t have anything in the list from 2014 -the only year I have appropriate charts for. There may be some on the older laptop that will do. I don’t really think so, as I was not storing the full range of the Australian runs back then and hadn’t discovered the NAEFS or its connection to volcanology.


We will see.

17 May 2014. New thing learned

By Weatherlawyer

In the Southern Hemisphere charts produced by Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) I saw the arrival of a huge complex low the size of a continent and assumed this would be a major catastrophe of some sort. But of course late in the northern hemisphere’s spring, some weeks after the equinox, the southern hemisphere closes down for the night.

It is winter down there, just as the setting sun in the northern extremes enters the twilight of summer, May begins the time when the sun becomes visible in the Arctic. And North America migrates from large passive cold anticyclones and rolling sheets of large lows. To the pock marked acne of much more intense and smaller systems.

None the less the overall flow still takes the same time-frames. Tornadic events seem to last longer because of course with the new latitudes the causes produce more of them.

To the harmonics of a new heaven, a song for the divine.

God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble,
therefore we will not fear,
though the earth be removed,
though the mountains be carried into the middle of the sea;
though the waters of earth roar and be troubled,
though the mountains shake with the swelling in them.

There is a river,
whose streams shall make the city of God glad;
the holy place of the shelter of the most High.
And god in it all, it will not be moved:
God is agitating to assist.

The lost rage, the kingdoms moved:
he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
The lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

See what desolations he hath made in the earth.
He makes wars cease out to the end of the earth;
he shatters the bow, and splinters the spear;
he burns the chariot in the fire.

Be still, and know that I am God:
I will be exalted among the lost,
I will be exalted in the earth!”

The LORD of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our refuge.

Psalms 46:10 ~

More lost sheep on here: Energy Committee ~ BBC.

What none of them seem to have considered is that temperature readings will have changed drastically in countries that moved from forest to arable land farming. The treetops would have had the temperatures we are experiencing these days at some 50 feet lower.

The sun hasn’t grown bigger or smaller, nor will it. To say that it will is to imply that the didactic “indefinite” is not incalculable. Garbage in equals garbage out.

This too is untrue:

  1. The warming is unequivocal.
  2. Humans caused the majority of it.
  3. The warming is largely irreversible.
  4. Most of the heat is going into the oceans.
  5. Current rates of ocean acidification are unprecedented.
  6. We have to choose which future we want very soon.
  7. To stay below 2°C of warming, the world must become carbon negative.
  8. To stay below 2°C of warming, most fossil fuels must stay buried in the ground.

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The above charts come from a forecast given by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology on the 5th of May 2014.

It deals with a period in which there will be no major tropical storms. In North America the continent is divided into may small weather systems. And world wide the seismic background has been one of fairly low activity. There were a few earthquakes of magnitude six and some points but no sevens and no real volcanic surges.

Britain has enjoyed the effects of a Blocking High situation in the North Atlantic. Some have griped as is our way and some have had rain but mostly it has been pleasant.

The rest of the world?

Well, floods and landslides have figured prominently. But mostly there has been nothing to worry about but Global Warming. The facts on that; few as they are, are reminiscent of how it must have been in the Nation of Israel under the Kings. How easily lead some of them were and why they followed false prophets has always puzzled me until I was involved in confrontations with advocates of the idiocy on

Trying to reason with people who have a cause is like trying to help a drunk.

Nothing you can do or say will go into their heads but what they want to hear.

And this is the one true cause of ALL violence everywhere:

Fools who know best and the lack of sense in authority.

And this is the great weakness of democracy. In the final count, there is no difference in what government or what governments are choosing. What you end up with is miscreants in high places eventually, no matter what is intended.

And when they are as smug as Margaret Thatcher was you will know them by the fruit they produce. You are dealing with people who have the mental capacity of drunkards. Beware.

This is the sort of weather that North America was having:

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Only a forecast of course (the NA EFS) but the small systems mean no storms. It is May so there will be tornadoes. Some signs of tropical disturbances but mostly a quiet and peaceful time. When the larger systems prevail, more “vorticity” and “instability” takes place.

When I have time I will do a post on tornadoes again. There is some new stuff with those too.