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16 November 2011

Auburn, Alabama Hit by Probable Tornado

First it was Tuscaloosa, and today Alabama’s other major university city gets hit with a tornado. At least it looks that way right now. The Maxwell, AFB. radar shows a strong rotation passing just south of the campus, and there are reports of considerable damage. We won’t know for sure that the tornado touched down until a storm survey is done, but that is likely already in the planning stages. …


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NOAA: Despite Growing La Nina, October 8th Warmest

Here is what NOAA/NCDC had to say about it: The combined global land and ocean average surface temperature for October 2011 was the eighth warmest on record at 14.58°C (58.14°F), which is 0.58°C (1.04°F) above the 20th century average of 14.0°C (57.1°F). The margin of error associated with this temperature is +/- 0.07°C (0.13°F). Separately, the global land surface temperature was 1.10°C (1.98°F) above the 20th century average of 9.3°C …


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