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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, August 10, 2015
It was Easter Sunday, 2010, and unknown to me, dumb luck had befriended me.
Pure dumb luck.
Even scientists believe in it.
In 1996, Duncan C. Blanchard, a meteorological researcher then affiliated with the State University of New York at Albany, authored a scientific paper entitled “Serendipity, Scientific Discovery, and Project Cirrus” published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society in which he cited Project Cirrus (1947-52), a period and project of research from which “many serendipitous discoveries and inventions were made, opening up areas of research still being pursued today.”
Blanchard’s work was cited a decade later in 2006 by David M. Schultz, who was then affiliated with the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, and the NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory, Norman, Oklahoma in a research paper entitled The Mysteries of Mammatus Clouds: Observations and Formation Mechanisms. In it he wrote that what little we know about mammatus clouds was, because of their nature, “obtained largely through serendipitous opportunities.”
In other words, what little we know about the clouds (so named after human breasts because of their appearance), has been obtained by pure dumb luck – although, being prepared, and being in the right place at the right time does account for something.
In conversation recently with a dear, and longtime friend, I shared about Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, May 8, 2015
Pancreatic Cancer Linked To Low Amount Of Sunlight
Researchers and scientists in the United States have found an association between sunlight deficiency and the occurrence of pancreatic cancer. The rates of pancreatic cancer are highest in countries with the least amount of sunshine (due to high altitude and heavy cloud coverage). Their findings were reported in a study published in “The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.”
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, analyzed data from Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, June 1, 2013
Recently, Moore, OK was devastated by a mile-wide twister.
Serves ’em right.
God hates fags.
Our government should do nothing.
Everybody knows, this is an act of God.
God is punishing Oklahoma for their wickedness.
This is purely a religious matter, and government should get out of the way.
This has NOTHING to do with climate change.
Insurance companies should cancel & deny coverage.
They have that right.
Suck it up.
The reader should understand, this is PURE SARCASM.
What is sarcasm?
Simply put, sarcasm is Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Like many, I’ve read a few stories, and seen a few pics from the landing of Hurricane Sandy on the United States Eastern seaboard.
Honestly, it’s difficult to go throughout the day not hearing at least one story about the extreme climatic conditions that’ve been wreaking havoc for thousands of miles, stretching North into Canada and South into the Appalachian foothills of Tennessee & North Carolina from the hurricane’s epicenter located in the New York City & New Jersey areas.
Though unlike many, I’ve not stayed glued to the weather news or developments.
Extreme climatic events in remote affected areas – unusually early and deep snowfall, including heavy rain – have accompanied this unparalleled severe weather event. Yet one of the odd things about this storm, is that – as hurricane strength is measured – it’s not a powerful storm.
Hurricane measurements grade storm intensity according to wind strength, and Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Regardless whether global climate change is man-made, or cyclical… it’s going to affect us all, and we would be wise to DO SOMETHING to PRESERVE, PROTECT and DEFEND ourselves NOW!
Milk-Cow Drought Culling Accelerates as Prices Jump: Commodities
U.S. milk production is headed for the biggest contraction in 12 years as a drought-fueled surge in feed costs drives more cows to slaughter.
Output will drop 0.5 percent to 198.9 billion pounds (90.2 million metric tons) in 2013 as the herd shrinks to an eight- year low, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates. Milk futures rose 45 percent since mid-April and may advance at least another 19 percent to a record $25 per 100 pounds by June, said Shawn Hackett. The president of Boynton Beach, Florida-based Hackett Financial Advisers Inc. correctly predicted the rally in March.
Dairies in California, the top milk-producing state, are filing for bankruptcy, and U.S. cows are being slaughtered at the fastest rate in more than a quarter century. Corn surged to a record in August as the USDA forecast the smallest crop in six years because of drought across the U.S. Global dairy prices tracked by the United Nations rose 6.9 percent last month, the most among the five food groups monitored, and that will probably mean record costs next year, Rabobank estimates.
“Farmers can’t afford to buy as much grain and protein, and that affects milk production,” said Bob Cropp, an economist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison who has been following the industry since 1966. “In California, there’ve been some foreclosures and some sell-off of cows quite heavily. You’re going to see that in other parts of the country.”
Class III milk, used to make cheese, jumped 22 percent to $21.05 on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange this year. That’s more than 21 of the 24 commodities in the Standard & Poor’s GSCI Spot Index, which rose 1.8 percent. The MSCI All-Country World Index (MXWD) of equities climbed 12 percent, and Treasuries Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, July 8, 2012
Here is Wisdom.
(Either that, or pragmatism.)
If there is nothing humans can to to lessen the severity or frequency of these, and other extreme weather events, then the very least that should be done is to significantly improve infrastructure to more effectively manage them, and to mitigate potential for damage.
And that is spelled I – N – F – R – A – S – T – R – U – C – T – U – R – E.
A definition of infrastructure from the New Oxford American Dictionary: “the basic physical and Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, January 9, 2011
Euphemisms for the whatever-this-thing-is-that’s-supposed-to-happen:
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, August 10, 2010
The National Weather Service has issued the following statement:
…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY…
A HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.
* THE HEAT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THAT PART OF MIDDLE TN GENERALLY ALONG AND WEST OF A CELINA TO CARTHAGE TO MANCHESTER LINE.
* AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES ARE EXPECTED TO BE AROUND 105 DEGREES THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
HOT TEMPERATURES AND MOISTURE WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE AFTERNOON HEAT INDICES FROM 103 TO 109 DEGREES IN WESTERN AND CENTRAL MIDDLE TENNESSEE THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
* DANGEROUS AFTERNOON HEAT LEVELS ARE
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, April 26, 2010
!*! – UPDATED – Tuesday, 27 April 2010, with aerial pics by Eric Shultz, Photographer, Huntsville Times – UPDATED – !*!
Saturday evening, April 24, 2010, around 9:30PM CST, a F3 category tornado twisted its way through the rural north Alabama community of Albertville, Alabama in Marshall County. Ironically, it was on the centennial-second anniversary of a 1908 tornado that devastated the town, nearly wiping it from the map.
Fortunately, though no lives were lost, there were about three dozen injuries reported, some severe, with one transported to another larger hospital facility out of the area.
Damage was severe, wreaking havoc and destruction in Albertville and the smaller, nearby community of Geraldine. Damage was so severe, that Albertville schools will be closed for this week, …Continue for pictures…UPDATED 27 April with aerial pics by Eric Shultz, Photographer, Huntsville Times…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Saturday, January 30, 2010
“Black ice is certainly something to be …Continue…
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Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Monday, January 4, 2010
You know the adage, “cold hands… warm heart.”
But that’s not all that’s cold!
It’s so cold, that instead of giving milk, the cows are giving ice cream!
And after taking the doug… er, dog outside this morning, upon returning inside to the toasty warmth of the house, and sensation began to return to my body – cold exerts a numbing, or anesthetic effect – somehow, I felt as if I were a little less of a man.
See what dogs do to you?!
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