December 21, 2015

Warm American Fall in a Non-Warming World

Timothy Birdnow

El Nino and, wait for it! The Polar Vortex are the causes of the unusual warm spell we have been experiencing here in the United States. According to the U.K. Guardian:

The Guardian, 15 December 2015

Alan Yuhas and Oliver Milman

Meteorologists have blamed El Niño and the polar vortex for record-breaking warm temperatures across the US this week, saying the pair of weather systems will likely keep 2015 warm enough to be the hottest year on record.


This year’s El Niño, a recurring weather pattern caused by unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean, is particularly strong and reaching its peak. The high pressure system, now east of Hawaii, sends warm air along the jet stream over the northern Pacific and into the northern and central US.

The system causes storms in the western US, greater precipitation in the south, and warmer air throughout most of the country. The 2015-16 El Niño is expected to rank as one of the three strongest in half a century.

The system has brought desperately needed water to California, delivering three storms in a week to a state that has been parched by a four-year drought. Earlier this year, Mike Halpert, the deputy director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (Noaa), said the state would need twice its normal rainfall to break free from the drought.

But Halpert ascribes the exceptionally warm weather on the east coast – where Sunday temperatures broke records, hitting 70F (21C) in New York and Philadelphia – to the polar vortex, the same system blamed for numbing the region with cold earlier this year.

"I would not associate the lack of snow in Buffalo with El Niño,” Halpert told CNBC last week, referring to the New York city that usually receives snow by early November. "It is much more likely the Arctic oscillation.”

Halpert explained that the polar vortex, a circular swirl of cold air moving around the north pole, varies in pressure throughout the winter season – changes called the Arctic oscillation.

High pressure expands the system until the bands of cold wind break along the southbound jet stream, spewing icy weather southward into the US. Low pressure holds the vortex winds wrapped in a closer ring around the pole, trapping Arctic air in the region…

"When you combine an Arctic oscillation along with a strong El Niño, this is what you end up with,” Halpert told Time magazine.

End excerpt.

This has absolutely nothing to do with global warming. According to a release from UAH:

"The average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere has warmed just over four tenths of a degree Celsius (almost three fourths of a degree Fahrenheit) during the past 37 years, with the greatest warming over the Arctic Ocean and Australia, said Dr. John Christy, director of the Earth System Science Center at The University of Alabama in Huntsville. Microwave sounding units on board NOAA and NASA satellites completed 37 complete years of collecting temperature data in November, giving us nearly global coverage of climate change during that time.

If that trend was to continue for another 63 years, the composite warming for the globe would be 1.1 C (about 2 degrees Fahrenheit) for the century, Christy said. That would put the average global temperature change over 100 years well under the 2.0 C (3.6 degrees F) goal set recently at the climate change summit in Paris.

Due in part (but not exclusively) to the ongoing El Niño Pacific Ocean warming event, the global temperature trend has been trending slightly warmer over the past several months, Christy said. While the current global trend is just under 0.115 C (rounded down to 0.11), he expects the trend line to cross 0.115 C in the next several months, raising the global trend to 0.12 C per decade."

End excerpt.

So, clearly the warming here in America is not related to greenhouse gas emissions but rather to weather patterns tied to other factors such as milankovich cycles, solar activity, and cosmic-ray driven changes in planetary albedo.

Hat tip; the Global Warming Policy Foundation

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at 09:52 AM | Comments (9) | Add Comment
Post contains 687 words, total size 4 kb.

Posted by: saeed25175 at July 19, 2020 04:08 AM (87jLl)


A brief history of cannabis and its effects

this, people tend to Buy weed online UK and it gets shipped to them. They have quality top shelf strains of medical weed for sale uk

Public Reaction and Legislation

Strong public reaction leads to the promulgation of federal anti-marijuana law in the year 1937. Even its use in medication became limited thereafter. Most prominent use of marijuana was for psychiatrics as well as for the psychoanalytic and psychotherapeutic researches. The reason is that it has remarkable capabilities of bringing to surface the subconscious.

Marijuana still is part of some of the medicines that require sedation or mild intoxication but its use is gradually coming down after scientists highlighted disadvantage of its use.

Use of cannabis has a history of thousands of years. provides exhaustive information on marijuana, its history, and multiple uses like use of marijuana in medicine for the viewers in its science sector. Information provided is useful for both beginners and research scholars. keywords related to this topic: order weed online uk , buy weed in uk ,

Posted by: A brief history of cannabis and its effects at October 05, 2020 04:03 PM (OwfXe)

3 awesome. learned alot. keep posting more

Posted by: thea at January 15, 2021 04:33 AM (E9kpY)

great site! will recommend this to my friends.

Posted by: thea at January 27, 2021 12:13 AM (E9kpY)

5 Thanks for sharing the post nimo tv

Posted by: nimo tv at February 05, 2021 04:54 AM (aOSXR)

6 Thanks for sharing the post ฝาก100รับ200

Posted by: ฝาก100รับ200 at February 05, 2021 04:56 AM (aOSXR)

Posted by: jokerเครดิตฟรี50 at February 05, 2021 04:58 AM (aOSXR)

8 Thanks for sharing the post สล็อตjoker mobile

Posted by: สล็อตjoker mobile at February 05, 2021 05:02 AM (aOSXR)

Posted by: ทดลองเล่นสล็อคroma at February 05, 2021 05:04 AM (aOSXR)

Hide Comments | Add Comment

What colour is a green orange?

30kb generated in CPU 0.3388, elapsed 1.1077 seconds.
37 queries taking 1.0972 seconds, 169 records returned.
Powered by Minx 1.1.6c-pink.
Always on Watch
The American Thinker
Bird`s Articles
Old Birdblog
Birdblog`s Literary Corner
Behind the Black Borngino Report
Canada Free Press
Common Sense and Wonder < br/ > Christian Daily Reporter
Citizens Free Press
Daren Jonescu
Dana and Martha Music On my Mind Conservative Victory
Gelbspan Files Infidel Bloggers Alliance
Let the Truth be Told
>Numbers Watch
Real Climate Science
The Reform Club
FTP Student Action
Veritas PAC
The Galileo Movement
Intellectual Conservative
br /> Liberty Unboound
One Jerusalem
Publius Forum
Ready Rants
The Gateway Pundit
The Jeffersonian Ideal
Thinking Democrat
Ultima Thule
Young Craig Music
Contact Tim at

Monthly Traffic

  • Pages: 31982
  • Files: 7552
  • Bytes: 2.3G
  • CPU Time: 523:18
  • Queries: 1156780


  • Posts: 28766
  • Comments: 127679


RSS 2.0 Atom 1.0