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Irene’s got a middle name, and it’s Global Warming.
As she roars up the Eastern Seaboard, everyone is doing what they should—boarding windows, preparing rescue plans, stocking up on batteries. But a lot of people are also wondering: what’s a “tropical” storm doing heading for the snow belt?
Category 3 Storms have rarely hit Long Island since the 1800s; one was the great unnamed storm of 1938, which sent 15-foot storm waters surging through what are now multimillion-dollar seaside homes. Normally, says Jeff Masters of Weather Underground, it’s “difficult for a major Category 3 or stronger hurricane crossing north of North Carolina to maintain that intensity, because wind shear rapidly increases and ocean temperatures plunge below the 26°C (79°F) level that can support a hurricane.” The high-altitude wind shear may help knock the storm down a little this year, but the ocean temperatures won’t. They’re bizarrely high—only last year did we ever record hotter water.
“Sea surface temperatures 1° to 3°F warmer than average extend along the East Coast from North Carolina to New York. Waters of at least 26°C extend all the way to southern New Jersey, which will make it easier for Irene to maintain its strength much farther to the north than a hurricane usually can,” says Masters
How Global Warming Will Make Hurricanes Like Irene Worse
“I think the evidence is fairly compelling that we’re seeing a climate change signal in the Atlantic, ” said Kerry Emanuel, a professor of atmospheric science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Citing other recent trends of extreme weather, including hailstorms and catastrophic tornadoes, “one begins to wonder, if you add all those up, maybe you are seeing a global warming effect.”
Hurricane Irene Worse Because Of Global Warminghttp://www.alan.com/2011/08/26/hurricane-irene-worse-because-of-global-warming/
So the Global Warming crowd is all in agreement. Irene will come ashore as a Category 3 or 4, drop unprecedented amounts of rain, and wreak havoc all the way up the East Coast, thus proving once and for all that Global Warming is real.
Well, it did not happen. Irene was a dud.
Irene came ashore as a Category 1 Hurricane, and was quickly downgraded to a Tropical Storm. What happened to all the fury driven by the warmer sea surface temperatures? Where is the massive destruction wrought by Mother Nature as payment for the sins we have committed against her?
This entire storm was a non-event. Many reporters were embarrassed as they stood in the rain describing the violence of the storm, only to have pedestrians casually stroll though the picture in the background.
Yes, millions lost power. Yes, there was some destruction. But no where near the epic scale predicted by the Warmists.
So, if they were completely wrong about Irene, does that mean we can finally put a fork in the hoax that is Global Warming??