Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mid week chuckle

I usually enjoy Dilbert, but this one made me laugh out loud:

A balanced climate change article

http://business.financialpost.com/2014/09/22/judith-curry-an-unsettled-climate-for-climate-summit/

From one of my favourite climatologists who, a decade ago, was touting the hurricane/climate change link as co-author of a couple papers on the issue.  However throughout the past decade, through discussions on her blog, her position has moderated drastically, acknowledging that models are not matching real data and there is far too much uncertainty to make economic policies that would be detrimental.

Here is an article profiling JC.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Summer's last hurrah...

Despite the Autumn equinox occurring tonight, we have a gorgeous week coming up, likely lasting through the weekend.

Take advantage.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Brief look at upcoming weather...

Generally cooler than normal for the next 6-10 days.

The storm that brought snow to Alberta will affect us in Ontario with a bunch of rain late Wednesday into Thursday.  
There will be another front coming through late Saturday that will give us more rain.  Then some more rain on Tuesday...

I've read articles that this fall will have fabulous colours in our area...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Winter is coming...

Okay, so maybe I'm poking the bear a bit, but...



Accumulated snowfall over the next week in Canada (according to the Euro):


Monday, September 1, 2014

Brief look..

After a couple weak frontal boundaries bring some precip Tuesday and Friday, it looks like a nice weekend coming up.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

And speaking of ice...

Given the current fad, thought this was funny/appropriate...
 


Sea Ice update...

We are a couple weeks from the Arctic sea ice minimum.   I thought I'd give an update of where global sea ice is at. 
 
Starting with the Antarctic:  still well above normal
 
 
The Arctic Sea ice is approaching this year's minimum.  As of now it looks like it'll be pretty close to last years minimum, which was in the middle of the pack of the last dozen.   Meaning there is no Arctic Ice death spiral.

If we looks an the anomaly graph, we can also that the ice has stabilized.  The extreme minimum of 2012 caused by a strong Arctic storm, has stopped the wild gyrations as we can see in this graph.
 
The NW passage also won't be open this year as the channels are jammed with old or new thick ice.