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  1. Gotcha. Thanks. That's helpful. I try to lurk as much as I can on the Arctic Sea Ice Forum. Sea ice is such a complicated beast to understand.
  2. I'm still trying to learn the ins and outs of Arctic sea ice. I've gotten a pretty good understanding of some of the things that negatively affect the ice. What was the pattern like in July and August of 2012?
  3. I logged in specifically to post that same potholer54 video. You beat me to it chubbs.
  4. ERA 2mT reanalysis is +0.627 for May. This is the warmest May on record.
  5. NCEP/NCAR 2mT reanalysis was -0.08C from April to May. UAH's TLT product doesn't always move in tandem with the surface temperature. In fact, it often moves in the opposite direction. BTW...I just recently learned that UAH's TLT product is actually derived from their MT, TP, and LS products. Specifically the weighting is LT = 1.538*MT + -0.548*TP + 0.01*LS. I've mentioned this before, but I wonder how much the stratospheric cooling is contaminating their TLT product.
  6. That's pretty cool. Which reanalysis dataset are you using?
  7. Here is an update of the CMIP5 vs observation comparison as of March/2020. CarbonBrief
  8. That's what the GISS group wanted to do. Other groups use different baselines. All it does is to make a baseline from which the anomalies are computed. You can pick any baseline you want. It can be an entirely arbitrary decision. It does not change the ranking of the years, the warming trend, or the structure of the graph chubbs posted.
  9. That April 2020 update from UAH brings their trend up one notch to +0.14C/decade now. For comparison Berkeley Earth is +0.19C/decade, RSS is +0.21C/decade, and ERA is +0.19C/decade over the same time period.
  10. One thing to take note of with this event is that the big 3 global models are all robust with thermodynamic and kinematic environment even with the low levels. 4 consecutive SREF runs show a 90 contour surrounded by an expansive 75 contour on the tornado ingredients product even though the event is more than 48 hours away. CIPS analog guidance has 3 high risk days in the list including 2007-03-01, 2010-04-24, and yes 2011-04-27 is there too.
  11. You guys beat me to it. I was just going to post the SREF tornado ingredients product myself. A 90 contour at F72 is rare indeed.
  12. The globals (GFS, UKMET, and ECMWF) have the high risk style look to them. And there's already a 60 contour showing up on the SREF tornado ingredients product. That's pretty high for the FH81 frame. There's not a whole of lot data to constrain this event at this point in time. I'm usually pretty conservative when guessing at the risk outlooks...sometimes too much so...but yeah, if tonight's global runs are not materially different than today then I too would not be surprised by a D3 moderate from the SPC tomorrow.
  13. UAH also recorded another increase in stratospheric temperatures. If history is any guide then that means further troposphere cooling is around the corner. The leading hypothesis for stratospheric warming is still wildfire smoke.
  14. The radar returns on that convective complex are starting to wane. It's possible this lays out a boundary that backs the surface winds and enhances the critical angle on the hodographs. It's more of a low probability and speculative scenario, but the 14Z HRRR does kind of hint at that. Instability would still have to materialize of course. If it happens just right the MO/IA/IL border area might still be a prime spot.
  15. It may not be as focused or as certain as it appeared last night, but odds still favor a significant outbreak including tornadoes. The SPC is still pushing EF2+ tornadoes today afterall.