Epic flooding in Texas, during El Nino year and locked Jet Stream configuration

Tornadoes, flooding, and stormy weather currently affects large parts of central Texas. There is also live coverage, for example IBT, The WeatherChannel, or AccuWeather. The situation is still developing, because of possible dam breaches, downed power lines and trees, and black outs. Further precipitation is likely at the end of the week. Governor Greg Abbott called the deadly flooding…

Extreme Weather November 2013 (Super Typhoon Haiyan, Midwest Tornado Outbreak, Sardinia Cyclone) HD

Music “The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan”  by Chris Zabriskie chriszabriskie.com Video NBCNews.com Report KSFY ABC News Report Tornado footage Washington Ill. by Marc W. BBC Report Sardinia Aerial footage by Policia di Stato Images Huffington Post AFP Floods From Mediterranean Storm ‘Ruven’ Kill 18 in Sardinia, Italy http://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/comment.html?entrynum=2584 Rare November Tornado…

Extreme Weather From Mother Nature

Flooding, tornadoes, hail and fire are in the forecast — and with costly outcomes. ABC News: ‘Scientists Say Human-Caused Climate Change Is … Creating More Heat Waves, Droughts And Intense Downpours’ Here’s the transcript: And once again tonight, flooding, tornadoes, hail, and fire as the nation takes another punch from mother nature and climate. ABC’s…

How Hot will it Get?

The latest projections about the extent of planetary warming and the dire consequences of our growing carbon imbalance. Series: “Science at the Theater” [Science] A special Earth Day edition of Science at the Theater —”How Hot Will It Get?” — Featuring presentations by Lab climate scientists Bill Collins, Margaret Torn, Michael Wehner, and Jeff Chambers,…

Can Wind Turbines Withstand E5 Tornadoes?

SustainableBusiness.com News: Did you ever wonder how wind turbines would withstand extreme weather events like tornadoes and hurricanes?

When the widest tornado ever measured on Earth flattened parts of Oklahoma this month that was a good time to find out. It was rated E5 – the most severe possible – and only the eighth of this magnitude since 1950 in the tornado-prone state. Two smallish wind turbines, which were being used for educational purposes at Canadian Valley Technology Center (CVTC) took a direct hit from the 295 per hour winds.

Humid air and the Jet Stream help to fuel more intense thunderstorms/tornadoes

“The fuel for the more intense storms would be the predicted warming of the Earth caused by the burning of fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases.” A combination of a slower Jet Stream (see video for explanation and study) and a more humid atmosphere increase the likelihood for a more intense thunderstorm environment. This conclusion…