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Gail

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Looking at my FB memories, and of course, the 4/27 posts popped up. I went outside and took this picture after the worst had passed over us and moved into Alabama. The clouds were still scary! That’s a type of day I don’t care to live through ever again. We had F-4s & F-5s all around us (Smithville, Philadelphia, and Tuscaloosa).

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WesL

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Do you think today's heavy rain and super muddy track played a role in the controversial ending of today's Kentucky Derby?
I do personally. I can't imagine those conditions not causing misfooting and ect.

Meanwhile in Albertville, AL today Tornado Sirens went off for 45 minutes today. Local EMA reports it was due to a power surge but that just seems weird that all the sirens would activate as a failsafe for an outage at the control point. Wondering if it was a hacking similar to what happened in Texas a few weeks ago.
 

bjdeming

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It's really sick to hack tornado sirens. This whole "interconnected world" thing is not working out as well as one hoped for back in the 90s.

Anyway, this is totally unrelated, but I got on to share a surprise I received today - perhaps everybody else knows this but I didn't.

While trying to figure out how the European wildcat survived the last ice age, I learned from this paper that SSTs in the subtropical ocean gyres and the western Pacific may have been close to their modern normal during the last glacial maximum some 22,000 years ago, or even warmer!

The North Atlantic, of course, next to all that ice, was a different story. Still, how could Earth go through a major ice age (no oscillations around the LGM, they say) and only show regional effects in the oceans? Well, that's a 2001 paper - busy trying to see, in a very general way, if that's still considered valid. If it is, makes you wonder what the world's tropical cyclone seasons and other extreme weather events were like: reduced or worse?
 

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