Piers Corbyn had expected this area of the Sun to erupt during his R5 period 22nd - 23rd November. I can only guess that as a result of this delay to AR1618, the rain/floods in the UK lasted a few days longer then even WeatherAction anticipated. The low pressure system also followed a lower track, although having seen Piers Corbyn original hand drawn chart for Europe for the 22/23 November he DID foresee a very low pressure area coming to the UK several weeks in advance but not as far South as it did, and as mention, not for as long.
Oh, and yes we have another "rare" weather event,this time from Italy, this was less then a day after AR1618 erupted.....
Updated below with MUST READ comments from Piers Corbyn
A massive tornado hit a steel factory in Taranto, Italy, on Wednesday, injuring 20 workers
Description of the video by YouTube poster Daniele Carbotti roughly translated from Italian:
"A tornado was seen, pointed at the industrial port of Taranto, that lifted considerable material from the ground... In fact, you see a flash caused by damage to electrical equipment... Now you hear a lot of ambulances, certainly within the industrial center to administer first aid... THE KIND OF THING I HAVEN'T EVER SEEN. I just hope no one was hurt."
The whole of Italy and the western Mediterranean is under the sway of a powerful fall storm. Weather observations from nearby Grottaglie show stormy weather starting at 0700 UTC (through at least 1200 UTC) Wednesday, including strong southeasterly winds, thunderstorms and downpours.
The climate of southern Italy is somewhat like that of California. The weather is wet and, at times, stormy in the cool months and much drier and quieter in the warm months. Rare tornadoes are consistent with such a climate in late fall/early winter....click source for more
The following report from Peppe Caridi at MeteoWeb.eu mentions an Earthquake Swarm going on at Mount Etna, Italy. As you will read, this article seems to be put forward as a way of calming down the local population rather then having them evacuate in a mass panic.
The fact is the Earthquake Swarm has taken place during a period of a R5 "Red Warning" and I would personally read into this event as being a dangerous situation given the recent history of eruptions from Mount Etna.
The next few days will show if the local population have been given the best advise or if the forecasters will be sent to prison.....more to follow.
On Tuesday, I made a point of saying that Black Friday could turn White! and the latest report I have from AccuWeather.com by Kristina Pydynowski headlines Winter Makes a Comeback This Black Friday...Shoppers across the Midwest will not only be dealing with crowded stores and longer lines this Black Friday, but also frigid air and even some snow as winter makes a comeback.
Winter will first make its comeback across the northern Plains Thanksgiving Day, having those taking advantage of early shopping deals Thursday night shivering. Frigid winds will be howling and even some snowflakes will be flying as many residents of the northern Plains will be heading out Thursday evening.
The bitter cold will then invade the Midwest on Black Friday, holding temperatures 10 to 20 degrees below Thanksgiving Day's mild highs of the 50s and 60s...click AccuWeather.com link for more
Photo details: Canon 100-400 mm EFL lens, Canon 2x Extender and a Canon 7D DSLR (1/8000 sec, f/81, ISO 100).
BIG SUNSPOT AR1618 - SpaceWeather.com: The magnetic canopy of sunspot AR1618 is crackling with M-class solar flares, and NOAA forecasters say an X-flare could be in the offing. AR1618 has a delta-class magnetic field that harbors energy for the strongest eruptions. Any flares today would likely be Earth-directed as the sunspot is directly facing our planet.
Sunspot AR1618 is so large (10 times wider than Earth) that Jett Aguilar was able to see it this morning when the sun came up over Marikina City, the Philippines...click SpaceWeather.com link for more.
Those of you who follow the "Red Warning" events, may be interested in the following report....According to SpaceWeather.com there have been TWO recent Solar Flares from the location AR1618 mentioned Yesterday......today I have picked up a report that Mount Tongariro (Lord of the Rings "Mount Doom") on New Zealand's North Island has just erupted for the second time in 100 years, the last being in August this year.
Mount Tongariro on New Zealand's North Island has erupted with a 2km-high ash plume seen in the sky and residents reporting the sulphur is making it harder to breathe.
GNS Science confirmed the eruption, at the Te Maari crater, happened shortly after 1.20pm. It is the second eruption on the mountain this year; an eruption on August 6 was the first on Tongariro for more than 100 years....click smh.com.au link for more inc. VIDEO
To read the original Solar Climate Change forecast published at ClimateRealists.com on the 13th November please read ...Will the Sun repeat itself in the NEXT 10 Days?...the Sun looks to be ready to Rock & Roll Any Time Soon....stay tuned for more.
Unknown to Kristina Pydynowski and the gang at AccuWeather.com, this blast of cold air is bang in the middle of the Piers Corbyn R5 "Red Warning" period, posted at this site on the 13th (Will the Sun repeat itself in the NEXT 10 Days?)
As mentioned several times before these R4+ Solar/Lunar "Red Warning" forecasts seem to add an enhancement to storms, and what looks like a "normal" storm then becomes a higher category of concern. In this case the arrival of "snow" may well be replaces with "blizzard conditions" i.e "white out".
The next couple of days will tell if this is the case, have a look at what the WeatherAction.com said about this period at the START of NOVEMBER below.
There seems to be a debate going on in Australia as to how the Bureau of Meteorology dealt with, and passed on the weather forecast for the Queensland "supercell" storm to the general public.
On the 13th November I posted news of a Piers Corbyn "Red Warning" report ( Will the Sun repeat itself in the NEXT 10 Days?), and it contained news of a R4 period for the 16th to 17th November. Although these reports are not specific enough to pinpoint world loctions, I believe they are good enough to warn authorities about the potential of enhancements to storms.
As you will read below we now have a complaint pointed towards the Australian Bureau of Meteorology that they did not make ANY allowances for this storm to be a much bigger event then it was and that this was reflected by the number of staff who were there to help with information etc.
I'm not suggesting all of the worlds Bureau's of Meteorology (inc. the Met Office) should adhere to the information the Piers Corbyn has to offer. What I'm saying is in this respect, it may have been helpful to the residents of Queensland to have known that when advised of a "suprcell" storm coming there way, the Bureau of Meteorology could have also stated that the supercell storm may be enhanced by solar activity. The activity being from one of the biggest solar events of the year