Friday, April 29, 2011

Tornado Outbreak April 27, 2011: Part Two (Videos)












The photo shows the devastation in Birmingham, Alabama on April 27, 2011 following the historic outbreak of tornadoes across the U.S. The following links will take you to various videos of tornadoes occurring on this historic day.

Tuscaloosa Tornado Damage Aerials Part 1

Tuscaloosa Tornado Damage Aerials Part 2

Tornado Emergency TV Broadcast Tuscalosa, AL

Close range Mississippi Tornado

Birmingham, Alabama

Tornado Outbreak-Tornado Videos.net

Tuscaloosa SkyCam

Birmingham, AL

Tuscaloosa Tornado: Too Close

Tuscaloosa, AL Severe studios.com

Tuscaloosa, AL, Two Views Side by Side

Jim Cantori, TWC In Tuscaloosa showing Interstate with destroyed Vehicles

Tornado Video from Georgia

Tornado, Farmville, VA

Tornado inVirginia: Hark Photo.com

Tuscaloosa Tornado viewed From Downtown

Video of Alabama Tornado Crossing through Mountains

Tornado Outbreak April 27, 2011: Part One
















































HISTORIC TORNADO OUTBREAK:


On April 27, 2011 an epic outbreak of tornadoes occurred in the U.S.
A total of 164 tornadoes were reported across the U.S. bringing the total for April 2011 to 685 tornadoes (which is a new record for the month of April). The total for the year, January 1 through April 27 is 877 reported tornadoes. Please note that these are preliminary numbers and will be adjusted downward once the reports are examined for multiple reports for the same storm report.

The first map shows the forecast for the day which was made by the Storm Prediction Center and the verification (that is what happened, on the second map). Note the very close correlation between where severe weather was forecast to occur and where it did. The third map shows the total number of tornadoes for the year through April 28.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Global Climate Update


From NOAA/NCDC:


Global Highlights


•The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for March 2011 was the 13th warmest on record at 13.19°C (55.78°F), which is 0.49°C (0.88°F) above the 20th century average of 12.7°C (54.9°F). This was also the 35th consecutive March with global land and ocean temperatures above the 20th century average.


•The March worldwide land surface temperature was 0.83°C (1.49°F) above the 20th century average of 5.0°C (40.8°F)—the 12th warmest March on record. •The March worldwide ocean surface temperature was 0.36°C (0.65°F) above the 20th century average of 15.9°C (60.7°F)—also the 12th warmest March on record.


•For the year-to-date, the global combined land and ocean surface temperature of 12.73°C (54.87°F) was the 14th warmest January–March on record. This value is 0.43°C (0.77°F) above the 20th century average.