Thursday, October 06, 2016

The tornadic air mass is fueled from the cold air.

There is a possibility the heat storm called Matthew and the air mass in the middle of the USA could meet each other. 

That is not good news. There is a reason why it is all strange.

Hold on to your hats, North America is going for a climate crisis ride.

This image (click here) is taken using a wavelength sensitive to the content of water vapor in the atmosphere. Bright and colored areas indicate high water vapor (moisture) content (colored and white areas indicate the presence of both high moisture content and/or ice crystals). Black and brown areas indicate little or no moisture present. Water vapor imagery is useful for both determining locations of moisture and atmospheric circulations.

There is some strange stuff going on.

7 October 2016
UNISYS Water Vapor of west and north hemisphere (click here for 12 hour loop - thank you)

A tornadic air mass has developed from Texas to Iowa and into Minnesota in less density.

This air mass manifested in the past 3 hours. This is the second such event in two days.

October 4, 2016
Norman, Oklahoma - Large hail, (click here) damaging winds and isolated tornadoes are possible in parts of the central United States.
A tornado watch was issued until 9 p.m. Tuesday from the Oklahoma-Texas state line northward through Kansas and into southeastern Nebraska and about 12 million people in an area from Oklahoma to Minnesota and South Dakota could see severe weather.
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, says central and eastern Kansas and north-central Oklahoma are at the greatest risk with baseball-sized hail possible in the Wichita area and straight-line winds of up to 75 mph.
Forecasters say an "isolated but important tornadic storm" is possible in southern Kansas or northern Oklahoma.
October tornadoes are less common than spring storms, but not unheard of. The Storm Prediction Center says 40 tornadoes were recorded in October 2015.

The air mass coming down to the northwest coast of the USA is from the Arctic Circle.

Below is the air movement over the eastern Pacific.

Rockaway Beach Oregon Weather (click here)

7 October 2016
UNISYS Water Vapor GOES West (click here for 12 hour loop)
October 6, 2016
By Lisa de Mores

UPDATE with final Nielsen stats: (click here) Nielsen confirms 37.1M viewers watched Tuesday’s Veep debate across ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, PBS, CNN, FBN, FNC, and MSNBC. Of that crowd nearly 36M are voting age, with the lion’s share aged 55 years and older – just over 22M.

Previous 1:20 PM: PBS reports it contributed another 1.47 million viewers to the audience for last night’s Veep debate between Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence and Hillary Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine. That brings the total viewer tally to nearly 37.1M viewers....

...Palin remains the reigning queen of Veep debate ratings. She’s credited with reeling in most of the 70M who’d tuned in to her ’08 face-off with Joe Biden. Last night’s debate also was no match for the previous most recent Veep debate, in  ‘12, between Biden and Mitt Romney’s running mate Paul Ryan, which nabbed 51M viewers. That debate also was carried on Spanish language networks, Univision and Telemundo, while last night’s debate was not. Even the Dick Cheney-John Edwards match scored a bigger crowd in 2004: 44M viewers....