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Gulf Stream Cold Spot forms

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posted on May, 28 2007 @ 02:51 PM
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As previously posted the Gulf Stream Current has been doing odd things this month (at least at the surface).
See this thread: Here

During this last 7 days several cold spots have formed in the same area which the Gulf Stream velocity maps have shown a southern diversion of the Atlantic current. (DEOS is the Department of Earth Observation and Space Systems in the Netherlands).


You can see the last 20 days in this animation. Watch the cold water (green) move south along the African coast and the extent of the super-cold waters (purple) east of Iceland: Here

Here is the corresponding DEOS surface current map:


If you compare the maps you can see the two regions where the cold water is in the same locations as the southernly bleed-off. In fact, between May 14th and the 20th, a second southern flow branched off about 200 miles west of the first. As you can see, along the coast of the U.S. the Gulf Stream is still warm and moving, but it apparently being blocked by this cold water flowing in from the north.

If you look at the Atlantic weather right now, you will see that the Eastern U.S. coast is baking in the 90's F, but in Ireland and England the temperatures are unusually cool (as low as the 30's F at night).

IMHO, this is the most disturbing thing I've seen yet. To quote the movie The Day After Tomorrow, "I think its happening ..." Unlike Hollywood though, this shutdown is in slow-motion, and I believe we are in for a rather drawn-out weather shift.

We'll see, won't we?




[edit on 28-5-2007 by Avastar]



posted on May, 28 2007 @ 03:28 PM
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28-MAY-2007 12:41pm EDT

By AccuWeather.com Meteorologist John Gresiak

A fierce storm swept over western Europe Sunday into Monday, bringing uncommonly wet and windy weather to a wide area. In France, Chassiron had sustained winds between 35 and 45 mph for over 24 hours ending Monday morning while gusts reached 77 mph at Perpignan. In Switzerland, thunderstorms drenched many places with 1-2 inches of rain. In England, the weather was not only windy and wet, but cold. Temperatures in London hovered in the middle 40s during the daylight hours Monday as a soaking rain fell.




[edit on 28-5-2007 by Avastar]

[edit on 28-5-2007 by DontTreadOnMe]



 
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