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Old 02-08-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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Linked an article that claims many of the big storms we are seeing globally are affected by changes on the magnetic poles. Thoughts?

http://www.helium.com/items/2083868-...al-superstorms
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Linked an article that claims many of the big storms we are seeing globally are affected by changes on the magnetic poles. Thoughts?

Magnetic polar shifts causing massive global superstorms - by Terrence Aym - Helium
So Cyclone Yasi was theoretically a category 6 storm? Was Hurricane Andrew also 6?

Weird how magnetic pole movement was shown to affect tropical precipitation.
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:36 PM
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Was it really shown? It seems rather sensationalistic and piecing together possibliities in the most dramatic way possible. The abstract of one of the papers he cited was:

If so, changes which occur in the pattern of 'permanent' depressions in the troposphere as the magnetic field varies (for example, as the non-dipole component of the field drifts westwards) may be accompanied by climatic changes.

A bit less alarming sounding that magnetic polar shifts causing massive global superstorms. It does sound interesting that magnetic pole movement could affect tropical precipitation, though.

This article suggests that the snowstorms we got were affected by arctic sea ice:

Wunder Blog : Weather Underground
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Old 02-08-2011, 07:57 PM
 
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Was it really shown? It seems rather sensationalistic and piecing together possibliities in the most dramatic way possible. The abstract of one of the papers he cited was:

If so, changes which occur in the pattern of 'permanent' depressions in the troposphere as the magnetic field varies (for example, as the non-dipole component of the field drifts westwards) may be accompanied by climatic changes.

A bit less alarming sounding that magnetic polar shifts causing massive global superstorms. It does sound interesting that magnetic pole movement could affect tropical precipitation, though.

This article suggests that the snowstorms we got were affected by arctic sea ice:

Wunder Blog : Weather Underground
Interesting article.

Hard to believe Hudson Bay had delayed freeze over by an entire month, given that Toronto has been mostly at or below seasonal since October.
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Old 02-08-2011, 08:01 PM
 
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Interesting article.

Hard to believe Hudson Bay had delayed freeze over by an entire month, given that Toronto has been mostly at or below seasonal since October.
Not a surprise considering locations closer to the arctic have been above average while those of us in the populated areas of North America have been at or below average all winter.
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:38 PM
 
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Not a surprise considering locations closer to the arctic have been above average while those of us in the populated areas of North America have been at or below average all winter.
Yet when Hudson Bay is below average, Toronto also suffers.

Ice on Hudson Bay was the cause of 3-4 weeks of days being about 7 F below average
from mid-May to mid-June one of our recent years.

I don't understand why Toronto gets it both ways.
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:10 PM
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Yet when Hudson Bay is below average, Toronto also suffers.

Ice on Hudson Bay was the cause of 3-4 weeks of days being about 7 F below average
from mid-May to mid-June one of our recent years.

I don't understand why Toronto gets it both ways.
I was curious how cold a warm spell is in the hudson bay. This answers it:

Cold comfort: Canada's record-smashing mildness | UCAR
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