Climate disarray: skipping spring and going straight to summer

March 23, 2012CHICAGOThe United States and parts of Canada have come out of winter to find a lingering ridge of high pressure inducing summer-like conditions. The map above shows surface temperature anomalies during March 13-19 compared to averages for those dates over the last 10 years. More than 1,054 locations set new daily high temperatures records and 627 saw new record lows. “Records are not only being broken across the country, they’re being broken in unusual ways,’ reports NASA’s Adam Voiland. “Chicago, for example, saw temperatures above 26.6° Celsius (80° Fahrenheit) every day between March 14-18, breaking records on all five days. For context, the National Weather Service noted that Chicago typically averages only one day in the eighties each in April. And only once in 140 years of weather observations has April produced as many 80°Fahrenheit days as this March,” Volland wrote. “Meanwhile, Climate Central reported that in Rochester, Minnesota, the overnight low temperature on March 18 was 16.6° Celsius (62° Fahrenheit), a temperature so high it beat the record high of 15.5°Celsius (60° Fahrenheit) for the same date,” Volland added. –Discovery News
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39 Responses to Climate disarray: skipping spring and going straight to summer

  1. mikey says:

    ah crap.

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  2. nickk0 says:

    Makes me wonder / worry, what the REAL summer will be like.

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  3. Brandon says:

    Alvin,
    Once again you’re predictions from your book have come true 100 %. Add this to what you said about a large quake hitting on the spring equinox and increasing and extreme volcanism. Wow! How are you so accurate? How did you know what would be happening to the planet?

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  4. Pauly says:

    Love it. Saving $ everyday.

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  5. Debby S says:

    We here in New Mexico had a cold winter (though not frigid, like February 2010), and our mountains had more snow than just about anywhere else in the “lower 48”. Lots of happy tourists and, I hope, happy bears when the come out in the spring (i.e., now) looking for berries. Our drought hasn’t been broken, but it has hesitated a bit.

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  6. Debbie says:

    Could I buy your book online and down load it?

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  7. Phyllis says:

    oh wow,This mid summer will be a nightmare,I am guessing,it already feelslike summer here in sc,I just said we must have skipped spring and went right to summer,and we only really had a mild winter,this was one winter we didnt see one sbow flake at all and we normall have amix or something,at least we got to see it fall even if it didnt accumalate,our newspaper just reported yesterday that the upstate was having record breaking heat and pollen,i feel so sad,seeing all this.

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  8. OnTheCusp says:

    Ok so I’ve never posted a comment about conspiracies or doomsday scenarios but weird things are starting to happen…for one, the Coup d’Etat in Mali (I was a peace corps volunteer there about 10 years ago) which occurred on a new moon in Aries right after the equinox.

    Here in Wisconsin weird booms have been heard near Green Bay and the Feds have just announced they were caused by 1.5 earthquake. I am struck by the heatmap–it HAS been so strangely HOT here. It is not lost on me that Clintonville is near
    The epicenter of the red zone.

    My friend from Guatemala said there are weird noises coming from one of the sinkhole and that scientists from Russia and China and US are coming to investigate. Just today she said her family there are moving away from it–that they lowered a man in a basket to investigate something and he never came out. !!!!!!!

    I feel like I’m going crazy. I’m not though, am I?

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    • No, you’re not and we live in an Age of unimaginable technology and America has many enemies and all is not tranquil on the plains of the world and let’s leave it at that.

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    • Bob P. says:

      These booms are NOT small earthquakes. How simple te USGS all of a sudden has the “answers” but yet I’ve lived in CA my whole life and have experienced a wide variety of small to powerful quakes including the one in 1989 AND NEVER has there been booms. Plus just a few weeks ago it was overcast, about 10:30 at night and the booms happened. No earthquakes reported by the USGS that evening. I was meeting with Steve w Never before did I believe it until in happened here in the Bay Area. My neighbor and I went out and listed to it for about 10 minutes. That was after we both heard it inside our homes for another 5 – 10 min. My theory is that the core of the earth is cooling causing these metallic like clashing noises. My response to why officials aren’t saying anything that scary is simple. They can’t! If they did it would cause a breakdown in society and complete disruption to the global economy. End result: the officials don’t say anything, plan for the worst and hope for the best.

      Here is a key fact: te government is stock piling food rations and body bags. Google it or look at any number of survival websites. If they weren’t concerned why order FAR more than ever before. Why declare the government can seize everything in the event of an emergency (recent post on this site) if something wasn’t in progress.

      My advice is live your life, prepare for emergencies, love your family and friends and hope and pray for the best. You don’t have to believe in God to clearly see the writing on the wall. Our planet is telling us something and that something is the scale is tipping.

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      • Columbine says:

        I commented on the Saudi Arabia earthquake post, but the comment seems appropriate here as well, in answer to Bob P. How an earthquake sounds, or doesn’t sound, depends on what the ground under the surface is made of. Loud booms ARE heard in some quakes. My previous comment: “Back in 1978 I lived in Alaska, out in the bush but not far from a major city. One day, out of nowhere came what sounded like a freight train rushing up the valley. I could hear it coming for two or three seconds before the tremor hit out cabin. Two or three seconds can seem an eternity at times like that. Very loud. Very frightening. Just a huge, incredibly LOUD noise getting closer and closer at amazing speed. It was actually a relief when the ground shook because then I knew what it was! Earthquake. The radio station I was listening to had gone off the air just a few seconds before I started hearing the loud sound. The quake traveled for several miles on past our cabin. Kind of like the earth was unzipping. My point is – the loud “explosion” they heard before the quake in Saudi Arabia is not uncommon – it has happened to me. The most frightning thing once the ground begins to shake is that you don’t know how long and how strong it is going to end up being. I’m glad for those people’s sake that apparently no one was seriously hurt, considering what kind of houses people live in there.”

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  9. nanoduck says:

    I live in Indiana, and noticed the strange change in weather. From cold weather of 30 to 40 degrees, it went straight on to summer-like temperatures that went up to 80s. Usually in March it is cooler and planting time is around mid-April or so. I worry that the summer will be dry and extremely hot– that would mean widespread drought, and even worse, if something happens to the electricity power in middle of a heat wave, hundreds of people could die from the heat. And prolonged drought in the Eastern and Midwest United States would definitely impact the food supply. Not looking good…

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  10. mspat2 says:

    All so very weird. We can enjoy the warm weather, but note this is not normal.

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  11. mspat2 says:

    No spring straight to summer now. So my guess is we will see either snow or sleet sometime in the summer months. Very weird, but enjoy while we can.

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  12. Phyllis says:

    Alvin,I have a question?you say you believe the core is cooling and others do too,but why would there be so many volcanos going off and showing activity than ever before if its cooling,I would think it getting hotter would cause the volcanos,I would really appeciate you input on this,tyhanks and God Bless,Phyllis

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      I said scientists believe it’s in a primary stage of cooling because the process that is believed to fuel most of the Earth’s interior temperature comes from a process known as radioactive decay. The interior of the planet is under tremendous pressure at those depths and intense pressure under great density, it always translates into heat. There is no way for the core to be cooling because the crust is thought to be recycled by tectonic plate subduction by magma and forces of convection in the upper mantle – so you need an active heat source for thermal continuity. My point for originally raising the issue was that the Earth could not be billions of years old, because if it was under the present geological model- the inner core-system would be cooling but we have every indication it is doing the exact opposite, over-heating.

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  13. carolyn says:

    I loaded up on insect repellant today. Between the bats dying off and the heat, I figure the bugs might be awful this summer. I hope my liver can handle all that DEET 🙂

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    • Phyllis says:

      oh wow,you should see the bugs here already,you can look out my window and it looks like a cloud of some kind of bug in the back yard,I dont know if they are gnats or what but there are millions of them,and on the front of our house we are covered with some kind of little bug that looks like a deformed ladybug to me,my husband says he thinks they are males,but I have never seen them before and nothing like this,our neighbor even came out and asked us what was up with the bugs this year,we said we didnt know.I figure not having a real winter has something to do with it.

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  14. Connie Pace says:

    My understanding is that the jet stream did NOT make it’s normal dip south this winter – thus the mild winter and moving back to warm temps earlier than normal. Any observation on that?

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  15. Gail says:

    So what if its warm now? The summer can turn out to be cool. Its better warm than cold. Lets not forget that New England was tropical when dinosaurs ruled. Then it was under an ice cap. The climate changes. Get used to it!

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    • radiogirl says:

      So what?Research the SEVERE consequences to man ,plant and animal if this system continues to break down………dire would be putting it mildly.You may be enjoying some mild days here and there this winter and not see the importance of this …getting used to it will be the least of our worries.

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  16. lora says:

    Straight from winter to summer? What winter? I didn’t even need to wear a coat at all all this year, and my gloves, hat and scarf stayed on the top shelf were I put them at the end of winter last year.

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  17. Sofialea says:

    This weather is highly unusual for us here since we are used to having low temps through April. Many people are worried but no one is really talking about it. We are in Wisconsin and all anyone says is “Enjoying the weather?” It’s like people are afraid to talk about these things because then they might have to face up to the fact that there are severe changes going on with our planet. I had been telling my family since December that this year was going to yield a great deal of changes for us and our planet. They are finally beginning to see that these intuitions are true. It was very strange in January when it was 60 degrees and we saw a bee flying around in our yard! We practice bushcrafting. It seems more and more clear that knowing how to live without technology will be a great asset in the times to come.

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  18. Tina Marie says:

    I live in Michigan and this is the second year temps have gone from the 40’s and 50’s to the 80’s in a matter of a week. I lived here all my life and it’s as if the seasons are converging and you don’t see spring or fall for as long. The winter was also very mild. A friend of mine and I were just speculating on the Suns role in this heat rather than it being mearly global warming. I believe climate change is a much more accurate desription of what’s going on anyway and I think man has very little do do with it.

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  19. Bob Stelzriede says:

    I live in central Illinois and records as high as 86 degree’s happened in 1910!!!If you look back in history you will see that these fluctuations in temperatures have happened before!!!Do not get caught up in the hype of global warming alarmist!!!God controls all weather,trust in Him!!!

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  20. elizabeth mai says:

    March has meant 6,000 weather records broken
    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/25/10853227-march-has-meant-6000-weather-records-broken

    International Falls, Minn., self-promoted as the “Icebox of the Nation”, tied or broke daily record highs 12 of 13 days from Mar. 10-22. This includes a 79-degree reading on March 18, which was the warmest day ever recorded during March in International Falls.

    I wonder if there is a record for the number of records broken somewhere?

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    • elizabeth mai says:

      And then I saw this . . .

      By msnbc.com staff
      At 4.25 inches long, 2.25 inches tall and 2 inches wide, a hailstone that fell on the windward side of Oahu this month has been declared the largest on record to hit Hawaii, the National Weather Service announced.
      Records for Hawaii go back to 1950 and the previous record was a relatively puny 1 inch in diameter.

      All I can think is we aint seen nothing yet.

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      • Brandon says:

        If these aren’t the last days I don’t know what is. I think this climate change could be our demise. The geological events aren’t materializing that fast.

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