The Northeastern United States braced on Friday morning for a possibly record-setting blizzard bearing down on the region, which forecasters warned could drop up to 2-1/2 feet (76 cm) of snow and bring travel to a halt.
Blizzard warnings were in effect from New Jersey through southern Maine, with Boston expected to bear the heaviest blow from the massive storm. The day was expected to begin with light snow, with winds picking up and snow getting much heavier by afternoon.
Officials urged residents to stay home, rather than risk getting stuck in deep drifts or whiteout conditions....click Reuters link for more
JUPITER-SIZED HOLE - SpaceWeather.com: A magnetic filament curling around the sun's southwestern limb erupted during the early hours of Feb. 27th. As it flew away, it formed a loop of plasma big enough to pass the entire planet Jupiter. (Croquette anyone?).
This eruption brings to an end a stunningly beautiful prominence that amateur astronomers had been monitoring for days. Hopefully, they'll continue looking because a new prominence appears to be forming from the debris....click SpaceWeather.com link for more inc. Video
As expect in our blog yesterday we have a Tropical Storm that has "powered up" to a CAT1 Cyclone. Looking at the latest projection from TropicalStormRisk.com "Gino" should hit CAT2 any time soon indicating a high level of Solar Activity in the Earth's system, and just by a strange coincidence the timing of this event should fall inside the Piers Corbyn "R5" period, 13th - 17th February.
Tropical Storms have been used to display an Earthly presence of Solar Activity on this site for over a year, each time we have shown this indicator the media and science community have fallen over themselves to contact Piers Corbyn about his forecasting methods but It would appear they don't have his contact details
I suggest they go to his web site WeatherAction.com and interview him before he dies of old age and the secret of Solar Activity and climate change is lost forever....more to follow
I have had a look around at some unusual weather news reports from yesterday to see if I could locate a "Storm Enhancement" as per the Tropical Storm "power up" blog for Cyclone Haruna. The following report from Italy has all the ticks in right box's as far as I'm concerned....no doubt this event will be mistaken as an act of "man made" climate change, but it looks like a typical storm enhancement through a burst of solar activity.
Yesterday afternoon, a violent storm, characterized by electrical activity and very high indices of rain / rate has hit the city of Catania and its hinterland, at the foot of the eastern slopes of Etna. In less than an hour and a half strong backhand storm, assuming the guise of a genuine monsoon precipitation, was able to download about 60-70 mm of water, with peaks of more than 80-90 mm in internal areas and along the eastern slopes of Etna. On all stands the figure of Pedara which recorded an accumulation of more than 106 mm. It is, in fact, of very considerable accumulation in relation to the very short time.
All that water, falling in such a short time, could not be disposed of properly by the sewer system. This has resulted in extensive flooding, turning the main streets of Palermo in real streams in flood dragged parked cars, scooters and mopeds. The same central square in front of the cathedral, became a big swamp. From a purely synoptic eastern Sicily was expected worsening of weather conditions for the return of the old "CUT-OFF" (closed cyclonic vortex at the top) North African, away to the Ionian Sea. This would have led to a further destabilization atmospheric (reinforcing the "vertical thermal gradient"), fueled by the presence of moist currents from E-NE and NE, in the lower layers, which have helped to amass a very low cloud cover along the windward slopes of Etna and Peloritani south.
For the second day in a row we have a Tropical Storm "power up" and as you have seen in my previous report my interpretation of this is that there is a major shot of solar activity going on, but its just...er..invisible.....indicating magnetism rather then the effect of a CME
In a statement Solar Climate Change and Hurricane "Sandy", issued on the 1st November last year, I gave an account of Hurricane "Sandy" powering up TWICE during a similar R5+ period, and now Cyclone "Felleng" seems to have done the same.
Most if not virtually all the people who followed the Hurricane "Sandy" situation missed the major Earthquake story in Canada (M7.7) due to the USA elections. Take it from me, the TWO events WERE related.....what next?
From an analysis made on the Piers Corbyn R4+ periods, there IS a higher then average chance of a M6.5+ or M7+ Earthquake likely to happen any time soon.....more to follow.
What is the current cause of the Tropical Storm "power up"?
This is of course NOTHING to do with CO2 or delusional CO2 warmism but is in line with WeatherAction long range forecast for major jet stream shifts around 18-20th
Piers Corbyn, astrophysicist, WeatherAction says: "Weather developments in the week to 16th are starting to show Low pressure in the East Med consistent with the Lower pressure generally in the Med we expect - http://bit.ly/Nlz60v . This appears to be part of the major shift south of a large fraction of the Jet Stream in European longitudes which we predicted.
"At the same time the rare Arctic summer storm heralds the major N hemisphere pressure re-organization and Jet stream shift we predicted. Standard Meteorology will have many difficulties getting it right from more than a few days ahead because these ‘Little Ice Age’ patterns are so different to what we have been used to.
I have had several of you email in about what was said on the build up to Hurricane "Sandy". Most of you were concerned that the News Media do not report Solar Activity and the Earth's Weather events as being related.
Put simply the Media and various Government agencies will not support Solar Activity and the Earth's Weather events as being related, as it conflicts with the political view of "man made" climate change. If they started to say that the Earth's weather is changed by the activity on the Sun they would then not be able to support the politics of climate change.
The Solar period for Hurricane "Sandy" was during a very high "Red Warning" event, one of the highest of the year (R5+), it was no real surprise to see what took place as you you see below.
Firstly this is what we reported on a day to day basis starting on the 23rd October.
we are now at the start of a second R5+ period in two months. The following YouTube of a Solar flare from today looks to be the start of this event....remember the CME from a Solar Flare does not have to be in direct line with Earth, it's the "hole" that is facing us that counts...more to follow...see link for YouTube
Yesterday I gave the above proton Flux chart a heading of "Uk January Freeze Starts", today I noticed a prominent re-location of the Jet Stream South of the UK, same effect, but this latest image puts it into perspective, needless to say I guess Temperatures in the UK will remain much cooler as a result of this Jet Stream Shift.
See below current Jet Stream image from NetWeather.tv