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Bombogenesis 2 for US East coast

Postby HBS Guy » 04 Mar 2018, 00:00

From RobertScribblers’ blog quoting Nullschool etc climate analysis:

On the coast, extremely strong winds for a nor’easter and conditions more akin to a hurricane are driving directly in to shore from Chatham and Nantucket northward. As a result, weather authorities are predicting a historic coastal flood event for metropolitan areas like Boston. There, record high tides may be exceeded as winds there are now blowing at a vicious 80 mph.


Boston streets have been flooded by high tide, storm surge and high waves on top of the highest sea level rise on the planet. I have spoken of this high sea level rise off the US east coast before.

How did the storm start? Warm seas feeding moisture and energy into the storm centre:

This storm blew up to extreme intensity over the night-time and early morning hours on Friday as two low pressure cells converged off the U.S. coast. By afternoon, the storm had bombed out to 970 mb and was still intensifying.

A broad region across the northeast from D.C. to Maine are now experiencing wind gusts of 50 to 80 mph or more with local power outages and downed lines reported over a broad region. The gusts are so strong and widespread that diverse locations all throughout the Northeast are seeing instances of toppled trees. . .



Wasn’t Trumpy clever, reversing Obama’s direction that federal infrastructure should be out of reach of floods. Clever Trumpy the idiot!

On the coast, extremely strong winds for a nor’easter and conditions more akin to a hurricane are driving directly in to shore from Chatham and Nantucket northward. As a result, weather authorities are predicting a historic coastal flood event for metropolitan areas like Boston. There, record high tides may be exceeded as winds there are now blowing at a vicious 80 mph.


Some Boston streets are flooded.

The storm’s historic intensity was first fed by a large plume of moisture issuing off a much warmer than normal Gulf of Mexico. Instability, driven by a deep diving trough, formed a low sweeping over the north-central U.S. that then tapped this high volume of moisture. The latent heat in the moisture enabled stronger than normal convection which helped to spike the storm’s early intensity.

(Extremely warm sea surface temperatures both in the Gulf of Mexico and off the U.S. East Coast are helping to fuel the present storm’s record intensity. This is just one of the climate change associated factors contributing to the present storm. Image source: Earth Nullschool.)

Off shore, the Gulf Stream waters are also far warmer than normal. Ranging as high as 9 degrees Celsius above average, this abnormal heat helped to fuel a second plume of moisture and instability. And as these two areas of storminess merged, they rapidly bombed out to high intensity even as their area of storm wind circulation broadened.

To the north, a recent (climate change driven) polar warming event has generated a kind of train wreck in the upper level winds that typically hurry storm systems along. As a result of this train wreck, a blocking high over Greenland is preventing this heat-amplified storm from tracking eastward. Over the next 48 hours, this block will allow a massive pile of water and towering waves to relentlessly hammer the Northeastern and Eastern Coasts of the U.S.


Warm seas helped fuel Hurricane Sandy all the way north to New York.

https://robertscribbler.com/2018/03/02/u-s-northeast-battered-by-second-once-in-a-generation-storm-this-year/

Of course, the two resident numbnuts on OzPol, Booby and the Moronic, think this heat fed, moisture fed storm is, believe it or not but this is what the numbnuts say, is a sign of an ice age :rofl :rofl :rofl Of course, the snake oil salesman has conflated the bombogenesis with the recent cold in the UK (and Europe) so the numbnuts, jesus freaks, nebiru believers and other assorted idiots think this second bombogenesis is bringing snow to the NE of the US. Nope.

Unfortunately, I doubt the flooding will be severe enough to force a reassessment of AGW and action to reduce emissions, adapt and mitigate. Likely Boston and some other towns will increase flood defences—it won’t be enough tho.
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Re: Bombogenesis 2 for US East coast

Postby HBS Guy » 04 Mar 2018, 10:34

Tweet from RobertScribbler:

Robert Fanney @robertscribbler
Another warmer than normal day for March 3:

1. Globe 0.6 C warmer than 1979-2000 average.
2. 4 of 5 major climate zones warmer than this average.
3. All major climate zones warmer than 1880s average.
4. Arctic is 4.3 C warmer than average.

This has far-reaching impact.

8:36 AM - Mar 4, 2018
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