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19 November 2019

NOAA: October 2019 Was 2nd hottest. 5 Hottest Octobers All since 2013.

This from NOAA : The combined global land and ocean surface temperature departure from average for October 2019 was the second-highest for October in the 140-year record at 0.98°C (1.76°F) above the 20th century average 14.0°C (57.1°F). This value is just 0.06°C (0.11°F) shy of tying the record warm October set in 2015. The 10 warmest Octobers have occurred since 2003; however, the five warmest Octobers have all occurred since …

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A Thunderstorm You Can Set Your Clock (or Compass) By

It’s a thunderstorm that’s so common it has a name: Hector. From September- March on Tiwi Island near Darwin, Australia, you can set your clock by it, because it explodes each afternoon around 3 PM.  Tiwi Island is about 70 km north of Darwin, and the shape of the island plays a vital role in making Hector form.  The island has just the right shape to allow for afternoon sea …

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