The past five years have seen an increase in tornado activity. This year is not going to be any different. While crossing the coastal plain into the piedmont of North Carolina recently there was a huge heat transfer system traversing the region. It is this system that delivered such significant weather to the northeast USA.
That isn't the point.
The point is that I observed innumerable meso-tornadic clouds and systems. I fully expect a severe tornado season with 'touch downs' in non-traditional areas of the country. We have a very hot troposphere and that will result in storm events in order to transfer the heat from air to surface for absorption.
Basically, the movement and availability of water vapor has been redistributed, but, the increasing heat index hasn't changed.
Four Tornadoes Overnight in Arkansas; Forecasters Concerned About Flooding From Melting Snow
March 14, 2010
Wharton, New Jersey
Photographer states :: Rockaway River Flooding
Northeast Wind-Driven Rain Blamed For 7 Deaths (click title to entry - thank you)Posted By - Gary Franklin
Updated On: 3/15/2010 5:16:47 AM
EGG HARBOR CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The damage and flooding left in the wake of a torrential rainstorm in the Northeast could keep some people from their homes for days and cause headaches for the morning commute.
The Long Island Railroad says flooding near an East River tunnel
could delay or cancel trains and advised commuters to give
themselves extra time.
Dozens of roads in New York are blocked by fallen limbs and wires. And in Boston, the transit authority shut down stretches of the Green and Red rail lines because of rising water.
In the New York-New Jersey area, airlines reported delays and
At least seven people died in storm-related accidents over the
weekend, and nearly half a million people were without electricity in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut at the peak of the storm.
Rain? Oh. Rain and snow melt make for interesting partners.
March 15, 2010
Photographer states :: Roaring again. So far we've had over 6 inches of rain from this current storm, and the rivers are roaring once again. You can see that the Kennebunk River is over its banks, covering the lower4 or 5 feet of these trees along its edge.
One day five feet of snow and the ? next ? five feet above flood stage. My, my.
Is elevation not impervious to Human Induced Global Warming and the Climate Crisis? It would seem to be not.
I just can't wait for the Ice Age to roll back in, can you?
Motorist slows for flood debris on Blue Ridge Mountain Road, Clarke County, Virginia
...River Road south of Route 7 is submerged in several areas while Blue Ridge Mountain Highway (Va. Rt. 601) is also experiencing flooding and road debris both north and south of Mount Weather as of Saturday morning. Driving conditions on both roads is poor....
The temperature hit 64 in the Twin Cities on Sunday as rivers throughout the area continued to rise.
On a sunny Sunday featuring a record-high 64 degrees in the Twin Cities and continued rapid snowmelt that caused some ice jams on area rivers and streams, the National Weather Service issued several flash-flood warnings.
It also added the Mississippi River in St. Paul and Hastings to a long list of flood warnings, predicting moderate flooding, and predicted the Red River in Moorhead, Minn., and Fargo, N.D., would rise to 38 feet by week's end.
The flash-flood warnings, triggered by ice jams in the Minnesota River and its tributaries, were issued for overnight Sunday for parts of Le Sueur, Sibley and Scott counties....