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Earth just had its 7th-warmest January on record

Polar sea ice coverage was below average for the month

Source: NOAA 2/12/21 Article

True to trend, Mother Earth kicked off 2021 with a balmy January that ranked 7th-warmest in the temperature record, according to scientists with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.

Warmth took its toll on sea ice as well, with below-average ice coverage observed at both ends of the planet.



The Weather Underground

Subject: The Weather Underground

The Tropical page for the Weather Underground site.

Site Section: Cane


Subject: StormPulse

Hurricane Tracking site that uses custom software for the tracking map.

Site Section: Cane

NCDC Storm Events

Subject: NCDC Storm Events

Use this link to search the "NCDC Storm Event database to find various types of storms recorded in your county or use other selection criteria as desired. The database currently contains:

The Storm Events Database contains data from the following sources:

All Weather Events from 1993 - 1995, as entered into Storm Data. (Except 6/93 - 7/93, which is missing) (NO Latitude/Longitude)

All Weather Events from 1996 - Current, as entered into Storm Data. (Including Latitude/Longitude)"

Source: NOAA

Storm Report Map

Subject: Storm Report Map

From the site:

" started in early 2005 just as the Google Map "hacks" were starting to become more mainstream. Initially, the site started out as a "can I do this" application and morphed into an operation that become useful to the general public, insurance adjusters, schools and ever the Department of Defense. Beginning in late 2006, the site was down due to code changes that Google made to the Maps API. Those changes, unfortuntely, broke the development work that I had put into the initial map "hack". In early 2008, the site was brought back online with the same using the same layout and design that was initially created. In June of 2008, the site was re-introduced along with a new layout, new map icons and greater features. In the future, the site will boast a fee-based premium area that will allow members the ability to expand the search capability for storm reports across multiple states, across multiple states or even the ability to export or print out storm reports."


NOAA Storm Surge Page

Subject: NOAA Storm Surge Page
Description: From the page;
Along the coast, storm surge is often the greatest threat to life and property from a hurricane. In the past, large death tolls have resulted from the rise of the ocean associated with many of the major hurricanes that have made landfall. Hurricane Katrina (2005) is a prime example of the damage and devastation that can be caused by surge. At least 1500 persons lost their lives during Katrina and many of those deaths occurred directly, or indirectly, as a result of storm surge.


Storm Surge vs. Storm Tide

Storm surge is an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm, over and above the predicted astronomical tides. Storm surge should not be confused with storm tide, which is defined as the water level rise due to the combination of storm surge and the astronomical tide. This rise in water level can cause extreme flooding in coastal areas particularly when storm surge coincides with normal high tide, resulting in storm tides reaching up to 20 feet or more in some cases.

Source: NOAA
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Listed below are some links to other blog post and articles on other sites.

Dimechimes ClaimSmentor Adjuster Information Blog 
 Organization Chart for the Claims Handling Blame Game- A Humorous Graph -A Serious Look at Claim Bad Faith Issues
 On the page the above link takes you to you will find links to some of her other articles at the end of the above article.

Article written by John Postava
On the Ryze Claim Solutions webite

You can find additional post from John and Dimechimes in the CADO forums, they have made many post over the years contributing to the community by sharing their knowledge and experiance.

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