Thursday, November 8, 2018

Cold for the North

You saw how the Northern Hemisphere temps plunged.  There is no heat for us.  That hot July was just default weather, now we have our default cold weather.

ps.  Isn't that a sight for sore eyes...

ps.  My adoring fan, Penny, has asked for more explanation of the imagery.  She is also of the opinion that someone else actually reads this.  :)  The first image is a satellite compilation MIMIC of precipitable air.  You can read all the gory details, I haven't.  That means the air is carrying a lot of water vapour and it is warm.  If it hits cold air, then it will rain.  A drop of water carries 4000 times more heat energy than a drop of air.  This 'heavy' air is probably carrying a thousand times more heat than dry air.  All our weather comes from these plumes of heavy air branching out from the ocean.

If we don't get plumes, we get 'default' climate, which is a cold desert, latitude dependent.  Thus Ontario would be Mongolia, and the UK, the Gobi desert.  Super hot in July, -40 in the winter.  My son in Silicon Valley gets 25 C every day, and 15 at night.

The second image is radar, modified by temperature.  Thus, they show snow as bluish.  The radar can't really tell the difference.

pps.  I had to go out in this.  The November of my childhood - a cold sog, perfect for solar and wind power to rust.  :)


Penny said...

It's been snowing this morning- It still is- almost an hour now.
I'm in the Niagara Region- and it's cold!

TO may be warmer still due to heat island (big city heat) and Lake Ontario holding heat a bit longer then Lake Erie ....

Penny said...

Would you explain a bit more about what's going on in your imagery?
I'd appreciate it and thanks in advance :)

Harold Asmis said...

Explanation on the blog.