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Australia: The Lost Continent?

Posted by feww on November 19, 2009

Human Induced Planetary Antiphase Series

How Much Longer Could Australians Cope?

Australia on catastrophic fires warning

Fire authorities in South Australia have declared a catastrophic fire danger for two districts,  the Flinders and North-West Pastoral districts.

The catastrophic fire warning comes in the wake of February’s bushfires, which killed at least 173 people across Victoria.

Extreme temperatures, low humidity and strong winds arte forecast. The temperature in some parts of Australia have topped 40 C, setting new records for November.

Weekly highest maximum temperature for Australia

Tropical OLR and Wind Anomalies During the Last 30 Days


Positive OLR anomalies (suppressed convection and precipitation, red shading) were present over
Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.
Source: ENSO Cycle: Recent Evolution, Current Status and Predictions Update prepared by Climate Prediction Center / NCEP 16 November 2009

Fire Warning UPDATE: Officials downgraded the warnings to severe, 3rd highest on their new scale, Thursday morning.

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El Niño Update – 3 August 2009

Posted by feww on August 4, 2009

ENSO Cycle: Recent Evolution, Current Status and Predictions

The following UPDATE is prepared by

Climate Prediction Center / NCEP – 3 August 2009

Summary

  • El Niño conditions are present across the equatorial Pacific Ocean.
  • Sea surface temperatures (SST) remain +0.5 to +1.5 above-average across much of the equatorial Pacific Ocean.
  • Current observations and dynamical model forecasts indicate ElNiño conditions will continue to intensify and are expected to last through Northern Hemisphere winter 2009-10.

Tropical Outgoing Longwave Radiation (OLR) and Wind Anomalies – Last 30 Days

OLr anoms

(Top) Positive OLR anomalies (suppressed convection and precipitation, red shading) were present over Indonesia and northern Australia, while negative anomalies (enhanced convection, blue shading) in the western and central Pacific from Papua New Guinea to 160°W.

(Middle) Low-level (850-hPa) equatorial winds were near-average over the eastern equatorial Pacific. Westerly anomalies were observed in the far western Pacific.

(Above) Upper-level (200-hPa) wind anomalies remained near-average across much of the Pacific, except for westerly wind anomalies in the eastern Pacific.
Images and caption: NOAA/ NCEP.

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