Thursday, January 21, 2021

Alberta clipper penetrates cold blob

 In the real world of physics, the polar vortex fairies are dancing on the head of a pin, and Pacific Plumes come down on us.  I had said that the plumes hit high at Alaska and then descend along the cold blob, giving us very cold air.  This time, the clipper has penetrated the blob and is actively scooping out cold air.

The high-energy air has gone right into the blob in Northern Ontario.

Cold air is defined as having no energy.  Cold is just the absence of heat energy, and not a 'thing'.  That blob has to be hit by energy (plumes) to move.

What kills the poor weather people and forces them to believe in polar vortex fairies, is their total love of surface winds, and 'highs' and 'lows'.  These things have nothing to do with the underlying physics.  They'll never change, because all this is linked into how the carbon warming hypothesis got off the ground on FB.

All the Pacific plumes are manifested on the surface has a 'low'.  The surface winds swirl around it.  It's a very pretty pictures.  No plume, is a 'high'.  You can see here that our plume is mucking with the surface winds and scooping cold air to hit Toronto, with -11C.  That's about as cold as we get until the lakes start freezing over.

But, fear not, we always have the UK to laugh at.

They deeply believe in the Polar Vortex Fairies, and maybe this happy thought will keep them warm as they burn up the furniture to stay warm.  But their cold can be blamed on whales.

That's right, the current cooling can be blamed on the whales.  Nevermind that their combined mass is about 1 millionth that of descending dead plankton and other creatures.  Nope, you can spin a story focussing on the most minor effect in the world, as long as it looks cute.  This is another story that is tomorrow's fish wrap.  :)


also clear the ad blocker for this site.

ps.  my polar clumpers are good for 40 below, and my summer hiking boots freeze at 5 below.  Buy these for -10.  Good for legal dog walking.

And buy these to go with them.  Your wife will laugh, but get her some, too, and then she'll go on and on about how great they are.

Since I'm on a roll about cold, I can keep these humidifier pads going for 2 seasons.

But you need this ridiculous vinegar.  Always pour fuming acid into the water, not the other way around.

and in the interest of full disclosure, I am cruising the zero line on recommendation income.  I need to go more into a hair product insty gram.  :)


Anonymous said...

uhhm supposed to be product pix ?

Harold Asmis said...

I see them as clickable links to ammie. You don't see them?

Brent said...

Arctic blob. Ottawa -8 and Sudbury +1

Penny said...

thank goodness I'm not the only one that can't see some of the images!
I see everything else (plumes, planet, great lakes, cold brits) but whatever product images you've posted.
We've been pretty mild here, but, it's set to turn much colder..
Starting today.

Harold Asmis said...

You can't see the images because you are not worthy, little grasshopper. But, this is serious. I just take the ammie script, and paste it.

Do you have javascript turned on? Is everybody like this? No wonder I never make any money. :)

This is an 'iframe' script.

Harold Asmis said...

Just confirmed it is javascript, and it's been a problem since 2011. :) Turn on js.

Harold Asmis said...

I have 4% still using Internet Explorer. Don't use that! Use the new Edge or firefox, or chrome. I have the super-secure TOR browser and it uses javascript.

Penny said...

I have firefox. Would it be my ad blocker? Don't know?
Little Grasshopper? No way. I'm baby yoda LOL ;)

Harold Asmis said...

Well, they are ads, in a way. You can go into your ad blocker, and give the fish a free pass. Also, the security settings in firefox, turn on javascript.

Harold Asmis said...

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