April 10, 2016 – United Arab Emirates – Cloud seeding operations over the UAE played a part in record March rainfall
May 4, 2017 – Omega Block blocks warm weather for West Michigan | Fox17
May 9, 2017 – Last month was the wettest April for the U.S. in 60 years
May 23, 2017 – Great Lakes Water Temperatures Have Flatlined
Water temperatures on the surface of the Great Lakes haven’t warmed as fast as usual in recent weeks, due to cooler than normal temperatures. The much warmer than normal water temperatures this winter and spring have now been held back to near normal temperatures.
Several Great Lakes have even dipped to below normal surface water temperatures.
May 29, 2017 – Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May
San José is on the verge of beating rainfall records that have stood …
Precipitation levels so far this month are close to breaking 15 years of rainfall records
(We’re seeing this tactic more and more – writing the story just before the event, so that the hedges can be emplaced (‘nearing’, ‘on the verge of’, ‘close to’). The ruse is that they’re ‘on the spot’ reporters, rushing to get the story out. -ed)
June 3, 2017 – With record rainfall, Lake Ontario smothers islands offshore from Toronto
After an unusually wet spring, this Canadian city could use some sun.
Toronto is soaked. Record amounts of rain have been pummeling southern Ontario, filling Lake Ontario to its highest level in recorded history. And with more rain on the horizon, the city may not be drying out any time soon.
“We have the highest water level that we’ve ever seen in recorded history, and it is expected that it will continue to keep rising for a couple more weeks at least,” Nancy Gaffney of Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) told City News Toronto.
The cause of the wet weather? Unusually warm temperatures in the Great Lakes, which is driving more water vapor into the atmosphere, University of Saskatchewan geography professor John Pomeroy told The National Post. Also, the jet stream over eastern North America has been stalled for a few months, causing longer periods of rainfall than normal.
June 6, 2017 – Lake Erie inches away from hitting record-high water level | cleveland …
All of the Great Lakes’ water levels are surging way above normal.
Within the next week, the level could increase to just 6 inches below that record.
In May, Lake Erie received 150 percent of its typical rainfall, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.
(Same tactic as the Costa Rica story, above – pretend to be ‘on the spot’ reporters, but run a story that says “inches away from record”, which hedges against “hits record”. It’s the only control they have in a situation that is, for them, out of control. – ed)
June 9, 2017 – Lake Michigan water temps, levels rising | abc7chicago.com
June 30, 2017 – Mississippi – Record-breaking June, highest rainfall in over 100 years
In Biloxi, over 22 inches of rainfall were sitting in this month’s rain gauge, as of June 30 morning.
That is the highest June rainfall amount ever recorded in Biloxi, Mississippi.
The weather records in Biloxi date back to 1893.
“Normally, June should bring about seven inches of rainfall,” said WLOX First Alert Meteorologist Wesley Williams. “This June was saw over 300 percent of normal rainfall. It was truly historic.”
(300 is an important Illuminist number. That’s why there was a movie entitled ‘300’. – ed)
August 1, 2017 – Cold and soggy July breaks Ottawa rainfall record – Ottawa – CBC News
(Why was it cold in Ottawa in July during the hottest year in the history of planet Earth? And I thought it was hot air driving water vapor into the atmosphere that was making it rain so much? -ed)
August 1, 2017 – July was second-wettest month ever recorded in Tucson
Last month was the wettest July on record here with 6.80 inches of rainfall recorded at Tucson International Airport.
For context, that’s more than triple the average 2.25 inches of rain in July.
July’s rainfall surpassed the average for the entire monsoon season, which is 6.09 inches, according to the National Weather Service in Tucson.
(Headline brazenly hedges “second-wettest month ever recorded” (which is, however, factual), so they can bury the “wettest July on record” statistic below it. It’s not much control, but it’s the only control they can wield, and they are, following a strict regime. -ed)
September 5, 2017 – Great Lakes water temperatures start to decrease early | Local News …
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Great Lakes water temperatures may have started their yearly decline ahead of schedule.
George Leshkevich, a research scientist at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, said each of the lakes is cooler than it was in late August last year.
“It seems like they’re cooling. The cooling usually starts in September,” he told the Traverse City Record-Eagle. “But, in just seeing the forecast for northern Michigan in the last week or so, night temperatures and frost risks will affect the water temperatures.”
(Will affect them in what way? That incompletion is a hedge. -ed)
Lake Michigan seems to have been the least impacted, being only about 1 degree lower than last year, from 72 degrees to only about 71. Lake Superior was about 66 degrees last year in late August and about 63 degrees this year.
(One-degree drop is spelled out. The larger three-degree drop is inferred via presented numbers, versus the statistic, “three degrees”. -ed)
September 22, 2017 – New Zealand – Record rainfall: 2017 – ‘The year it didn’t stop raining’ – NZ Herald
October 26, 2017 – Texas – First freeze could stop cotton growth
(November 4, 2017 – Windmill Country: Cotton harvests are in ‘high gear’ across Texas – Although this year’s crop has been damaged from hail and high winds in the High Plains and Rolling Plains, the overall yields could reach near record levels.)
November 1, 2017 – Singapore – More Thundery Showers Expected in The First Half of Nov 2017 |
(The cutesy, childlike ‘Thundery‘ hedges against ‘thunder’. ‘Showers‘ hedges and softens against the stronger ‘Storms.’ -ed)
November 6, 2017 – Record rainfall hits Penang, Malaysia, 7 dead in its worst flooding in …
November 2, 2017 – Early freeze-up in progress on Hudson Bay
(‘Freeze-up‘ is cutesy, childlike, makes it more upbeat; softens against ‘freeze’. – ed)
November 6, 2017 – Washington – Sunday’s snowfall in Spokane breaks daily record; slick roads caused slide-offs Monday morning
Snowfall in Spokane on Sunday was the most on record for Nov. 5.
The National Weather Service said 3.2 inches of snow fell at Spokane International Airport. The previous record was 1.9 inches in 2013.
The airport already has had 6.5 inches of snow in November – 6.1 inches more than is typical by now. But only 2 inches was reported to still be on the ground at the end of the day.
(See the repeated hedges at the ends of the paragraphs? Notice that they provided the old and new records, but omitted the percentage, as including it would be more impactful? So I had to do the math. It’s 68% above the previous record. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins. -ed)
November 8, 2017 – Baltimore, MD – Remaining Chilly With First Freeze And Record Cold In Sight
(Another proactive publication, prior to the record. The ruse is they’re ‘on the spot’ reporters. Chilly’ is cutesy and childlike, a formulaically-used softening hedge against ‘cold.’ “Weather remains cold with record low first freeze in sight” is how an honest person would write the headline.” – ed)
November 10, 2017 – Record cold possible tonight as D.C. prepares for early freeze – Story …
November 10, 2017 – November cold snap breaks Great Falls record for snowfall, temperature
It was the snowiest start to November on record in Great Falls, and also one of the coldest, according to the National Weather Service in Great Falls.
“We just had a cold snap,” NWS meteorologist Paul Nutter said.
(“We had a cold stretch”…”We had a cold snap.” ‘Snap’ hedges and softens. We had a cold snap. We just had a cold snap. ‘Just’ softens, hedges, defrays. -ed)
Through the first nine days of November, Great Falls had 12.8 inches of snow.
“That’s the highest snowfall we’ve ever had in Great Falls for that period of time, from Nov. 1 through the 9th,” Nutter said.
(“Highest snowfall” is incorrect; it’s “highest amount of snowfall”. Author went with “highest snowfall” to replace the stronger “most snowfall” in a deliberate hedge. -ed)
Average snowfall for that period is 2 inches.
The average temperature of 16.1 degrees through the first nine days of November in Great Falls was 21.5 degrees below the normal average of 37.6 degrees.
(Article provides the numbers for the new record, but carefully avoids providing the old, and throws chaff by instead providing the average. And, even in that case, I had to do the math. The new record is 540 percent above the average. Such records are usually broken by tiny margins. They provide the old and new average temperatures, but carefuly avoid pringint the percentage, as including it would be much more impactful. So I again had to do the math. The temperature was 133% below average. Such records are also usually broken by tiny margins. – ed)
That made the first nine days the third coldest start to November, behind 1972 and 2003.
“It’s a long winter yet to go,” Nutter said. “But it’s not necessarily going to be cold and bitter that whole time.”
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