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  •  As a Sailor I'm Seeing a Character of Storms (6+ / 0-)

    I never saw here in NE Ohio going back to the 1950's, through as late as the 1990's.

    Invariably the power of storms was always related to temperature. Cells, squall lines, fronts had a consistent logic and progression all those years.

    I'd never seen the danger in storms that I've seen this season in such otherwise mild weather. They really do seem to be functioning differently. If the temperatures are milder I guess the only other source of power for these things would be atmospheric moisture, and evidently the Gulf surface waters are exceptionally warm.

    For that matter the old familiar pulse of warming, humidifying weather followed by cold fronts and distinctly cool Canadian air isn't happening. I'd hardly go so far as to say the routine weather is unrecognizable but a lot of familiar spring and summer activity has been mostly AWOL since before our decade in Puget Sound.

    If I hit the lotto and were able to go back to racing, I wonder if my local Lake Erie weather and sea-breeze knowledge would still pay off.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 03:42:04 PM PDT

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