- Ray Pierrehumbert
Dr. William Briggs' take on it (I'm sure you know who he is).
I rode out a hurricane on a cruise ship back in the '80s. It was one of the top five or so experiences I've ever had. So, were I there, I might answer "yes."That said, there have been fatalities.
Did Irene put out the Great Dismal Swamp peat fires?
Hartford's been getting buckets of rain on and off since 10:30AM Saturday. Just a warning shot. The fear is that if the power goes out, we'll lose the sump pump, and with that everything in the basement.
Dan Thompson --- Assume a fairly lengthy power failure once the winds pick up.In the nonce, go acquire a gasolene powered pump or just a hand powered pump. Hook up right away and test it.
It is a climate change hurricane in being so unusually large. Jeff Masters has commented on Irene's size more than once.
No it is not a climate change huricane.However as Govenor Christie mentioned on WNYC August was before the huricane a exceptionly wet month. It was so wet that it had set the record for rainfall for the month of August before Irene. http://www.erh.noaa.gov/marfc/Precipitation/Departures/NJ_counties_90_color.shtmlThe attached chart shows the departure from normal rainfalls for the state.The levels of percipitation for the month are not normal. What this means in terms of trends for rainfall I do not know. It is, as all the readers of this blog is aware, a bit of trouble to say that a particular event is unequivically due to global warming.
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