We have a new tropical storm. We’re down to the letter “R”. This storm is called Rina. It’s over the central Atlantic, far from land. Rina will move move north and then northeast, eventually losing tropical characteristics and becoming a windy, rainy low pressure center. Here’s the latest Public Advisory, Forecast Discussion and the Funktop Satellite Loop.
Also: Snowcover increasing rapidly and well above average in Canada. Arctic ice extent highest since 2006. Heavy snow in Austria. Heavy snow in Italy. Heavy snow in France. Snow in the Rockies and High Plains. Snow in Montana. Snow in SD. Snow in Washington State. Pretty sunset on the Great Salt Lake. Lions did not have to punt for the first time since 1971 in their game at Green Bay. Here’s some support for a cold, snowy winter. Pretty pic. of full moon and Jacksonville FL. Canyon Fire in CA most likely caused by a road flare. Pretty fall pic. from Rome GA. Ka-BOOM! Pretty fall scene with train in AL. Pretty fall scene. Waterfall. Rainbow over NYC. Pretty fall colors in NY. Tallest buildings poke out of fog at sunrise. Rainbow in NC. Fall colors in MD. 18″ of rain in the last week at Chenna, India. Fall colors in KY. NAO turning negative…another sign the cool pattern will continue into next week. Same story for the AO (Arctic Osceillation). From Dr. Judah Cohen: North American snow cover is at decadal highs.