See this; read these!

Not much to say, so will let others speak after showing you this sunset from last evening:

6:01 PM.  Best described, due to thickness and coverage, as Altostratus clouds.  Note fine virga underneath.  It would be a very, very light snow if you were skimming the bottom here.  Crystals?  Bullet rosettes, natch!  Too cold for anything else.
6:01 PM. Best described, due to thickness and coverage, as Altostratus. Note fine virga underneath. It would be a very, very light snow if you were skimming the bottom here. Crystals? Bullet rosettes, natch! Too cold for anything else that had time to grow big enough to fall out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About really cold air outbursts as we have had in the East (Great Lakes freezing over, etc.) and global warming…. Let’s see what Mike has to say (gonna be a little technical with a ton of references), but I think you might get SOMETHING out of these.

3-13-12_Wallace on extreme events and in Science mag

Who the HECK is Mike?

Check here and here.  Awards?  Too numerous to mention.   And he may be the most disinterested person you will ever meet in the current  “climate wars” surrounding the issue of anthropogenic global warming1.  I don’t mean by “disinterested” that he is bored with his work (haha) but rather that he refrains from axe grinding, stays aloof from the emotions and partisanship that we see so much of in that domain.  HELL, I get mad myself sometimes.

Enjoy, if you can.

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Sorry to say there’s no rain in the computer outputs here for another 15 days.  Pattern of warm and dry in the West, cold in the East continues to dominate computer forecasts.

 

The End.

1Fueled in particular these days by the halt in the rise in the earth’s temperature over the past 15 years or so when it was predicted it would continue rising GRADUALLY by our best computer models.