Thursday, November 28, 2019

Dorothy & Ezekiel's Stormy U.S. Thanksgiving 2019; Trump's Sprawling Criminal Enterprise Gives Usual Its Yanks-Thieving; The Little KDMH ASOS To Go Down For At Least 3 Months

Fall day, Glen Burnie, Md., 2:08 p.m. November 28, 2019

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Thanksgiving Day 2019

It's a blustery, windy day with temps around 46F and a northwesterly wind in the with gusts to 40 mph. I'm visiting my mom in Glen Burnie for the holiday. We're going to a Thanksgiving dinner at the American Legion hall in Severna Park. I'll head back to D.C. on Saturday.

National Weather Service (NWS) National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) surface weather map forecast with fronts, isobars, and precipitation by type and likelihood for the U.S. looped in 6-hour and then 12-hour time-steps, as shown, 18Z 28 Nov 2019 - 12Z 30 Nov 2019

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NWS weather advisories for the U.S. updated 1635 UTC
28 November 2019

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About the weather, is very stormy across large parts of the United States to include a early-season blizzard across the Great Plains and Midwest (dubbed "Dorothy" in the Weather Channel's naming convention) and, more dramatically from my perspective, a "Bomb Cyclone" storm (dubbed "Ezekiel" by the Weather Channel) slamming the Western United States -- with a focus on Southern California.

To clarify, those names are not used by the NWS, which for its part only names tropical cyclones.

NWS base reflectivity radar national mosaic looped
1518 - 1628 UTC 28 Nov 2019

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Below are two CWG entries (links embedded). First one:


"Millions" … This reminds me of the Hysterical One's yowling and shrieking with gran mal palsied facial contortions:

"MILLIONS! MILLIONS! MILLIONS!
THE SECRET SPECIAL SAUCE WILL EARN YOU MILLIONS!! MILLIONS!! ROCK ON!! ROCK ON!! AAAIHH!!!"


OK, he never actually said that.

Snowstorm, downtown Denver, Colo., Nov 26, 2019

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Western U.S. satellite picture in GeoColor mode, 1851 UTC (10:51 a.m. PST) 28 November 2019

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So, naturally, these and any other online stories about it have an open sewer comment section that has degenerated into a shit show of Russian government-backed social media disinformation, vintage Middle American stupidity, present-day cultural vulgarity, and all-around soul-numbing destruction.


Trump, by the way, in his syphilis-addled, antisocial-personality-disordered, increasingly dementia-plagued mental, rotting physical bodied state, has promised to launch a "war" to "save Thanksgiving" -- presumably, since we've moved beyond the "War on Christmas" horseshit of Fox News.

Look at him … What a cretin running a sprawling, endless criminal enterprise.

The nearest "Colonel Bone Spurs" ever got to the military was, by his own admission, a treatment at a high-end New York clinic for VD.


Nevertheless, Trump probably correctly figures that using the military as props -- while pardoning those who do things that are criminal and damage the standing of the U.S. in the eyes of the world -- is a way to jack up the white fundie turnout to 99.999%, and thus thread his way to some obscene Electoral College victory.


On this matter, I'm increasingly of the view that this Malevolent Toxic Orange Fungus is going to win again. To be clear, he'll lose the popular vote by, like, 5 to 6 million votes this time but eek out some unbelievable Mitch McConnell-esque, Slave State Electoral College victory.


Look at Mitch McConnell: Pure satanic evil. Mitch McConnell pulsates evil out of that grotesque face and those dead eyes. He could, in fact, be blind at this point. He doesn't need vision, just the ability to use Trump as a tool.

Mitch McConnell reminds me of the green-skinned red-eyed, malevolent telepathic man in A Wrinkle In Time featured on the cover of the book edition I had (see image at left, which is the one on my edition).

In developing this analogy, if McConnell is that man, then the disembodied brain of "IT" on Camazotz is Fox News and the GOP's media entertainment and disinformation complex, not Trump himself -- he's far too stupid and unstable for that.

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San Diego NWS Forecast Office (SGX) NWS infographic of forecasted Southern California regional rainfall totals, issued 27 November 2019

Yes, that's widespread 2 to 3 inches in Southern California along the coastal and valley areas.

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SGX NWS infographic of forecasted Southern California regional snowfall totals, issued 27 November 2019

Those include snow totals of 24+ inches in the highest elevations to include Mount San Antonio ("Old Baldy"). 

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This cold-core Pacific storm came ashore north of the San Francisco Bay area and dropped on a sharp south/southwesterly path that brought it into Southern California. The system is bringing a very un-Southern California assortment of weather to include numerous showers, thunderstorms, and heavy snowfall above about 5,000' elevation with 2+ feet forecasted for the San Gabriel Mountains above Los Angeles.

SGX County Warning Area (CWA) weather advisories updated 8:48 a.m. PST November 28, 2019

You rarely see this many weather advisories of this nature in Southern California to include flash flood warnings, special marine warnings, flood advisories, and winter storm warnings, flash flood watches, winter weather advisories, and wind advisories.

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Los Angeles NWS Forecast Office (LOX) CWA weather advisories updated 8:48 a.m. PST November 28, 2019

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The Miramar Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) (Joe Foss Field Airport) (NKX) National Weather Service (NWS) radar in standard base reflectivity mode looped 
8:23 a.m. to 8:51 a.m. PST Nov 28, 2019

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This low pressure system ("Ezekiel") will cross the United States with the main low moving into the central Great Plains and Great Lakes while another low develops ahead of it over the Appalachians by Sunday and tracking across the Mid-Atlantic including the D.C. area and offshore. Sunday is forecasted to be a rainy day here.

Santa Ana Mountains NWS radar (SOX) in standard composite mode looped 8:42 a.m. - 9:07 a.m. PST November 28, 2019

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Here are some additional weather-related images …

SWCONUS mosaic in base reflectivity radar looped
1528 - 1638 UTC 28 November 2019

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Changing gears somewhat, below is a news item involving the Baltimore Inner Harbor (KDMH) Automated Surface Observation System (ASOS) -- that is, the NWS weather station there. My guess is that this is the end of the KDMH ASOS … Like everything else in Baltimore, it's disappearing …

A picture of the KDMH ASOS temperature sensor and rain gauge taken on May 13, 2017.

This picture and the ones below were taken by myself on a Mothers Day visit to Baltimore with my mom to the Rusty Scupper. (We've since decided to go only to Annapolis for these sorts of days. Baltimore is a deteriorating, dangerous basket case of a city.)

My full writeup about the Baltimore Inner Harbor (KDMH) ASOS that I wrote in May 2017 is here.


PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1011 AM EST WED NOV 27 2019

… NWS AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVATION SYSTEM AT BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR MD WILL SUSPEND OPERATIONS THROUGH MARCH 2021 DUE TO CONSTRUCTION …

CONSTRUCTION AT JOSEPH H. RASH MEMORIAL PARK ON BALTIMORE'S INNER HARBOR WILL IMPACT THE NWS AUTOMATED SURFACE OBSERVATION SYSTEM (ASOS) BALTIMORE INNER HARBOR MARYLAND (KDMH) STATION LOCATED THERE.

The All Weather Precipitation Accumulation Gauge (AWPAG) at the KDMH ASOS

TO ALLOW FOR SITE WORK, THE DMH ASOS SENSORS NEED TO BE REMOVED AND STORED UNTIL CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETED. AFTER THE CONSTRUCTION IS COMPLETED, DMH WILL BE RE-ESTABLISHED WITHIN RASH MEMORIAL PARK.

THE SUSPENSION OF OBSERVATIONS IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN ON DECEMBER 18, 2019. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE SITE WILL BE READY TO BE RE-ESTABLISHED APPROXIMATELY MARCH 2021.


THE TWO NEAREST SURFACE WEATHER OBSERVATION SITES THAT WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE IN THE VICINITY OF KDMH DURING THIS OUTAGE ARE: BWI MARSHALL AIRPORT (KBWI), AND MARTIN STATE AIRPORT (KMTN).

The Inner Harbor ASOS station was commissioned on April 30, 1998 and does not yet have a full 30-year climate data set.

It would have had its first complete data set in time for the release of the 2001 - 2030 averages (which, theoretically, will occur in early 2031).

This outage means that it could be delayed by another decade, by which point the spot may very well be under water due to sea level rise.

And on that note, I will conclude this entry. I'll try to post another entry tomorrow night.

--Regulus

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