A Tale of Two Storms.

In pictures.

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>>>>> PART 1 ENDS <<<<<

A Tale of Two Storms Part 2 - The Origin Story.

In pictures.

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28th April...
29th April - The Beginning.
30th April
May 1st - May Day.
Mayday 12pm-3pm
May 2nd
May 3rd
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And then the #WestAfricanWaterPlume plot took a remarkable new turn .......

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4 May
<< Baltic Faceoff >>

These two storms now look fairly evenly matched.

The storm on the left (over the UK) is powered by the North Atlantic, while the one on the right over Russia is powered by the #WestAfricanMonsoon

& bottom left over the Med. a spoiler is arriving.
I didn't see this earlier but the marked triangular bit in the top left of this image is the reason the UK Storm didn't manage to push the Russian Storm off the mat.

That's a jet of airborn water that has somehow managed to find its way both into & out of the Arctic.
The Nordic interloper is there at the beginning of the sequence before the sun sets.

These four images show the sequence of events.
Read 6 tweets
4 May
I have been watching these two storms, one over the UK (on the left) and one over Russia (on the right) for the last 2.5 hours. They are both big storms.

In that time the smaller UK storm has moved 142.2 kms closer while the Russian one has moved 32.16 kms away.
What I am curious about is whether they might merge with each other, and if they do, what it will look like [zoom.earth/#view=55.4,17.…]. They used to be quite a long way away from each other, and the forecasts said they would stay that way.
The much larger Russian one ought to be long gone by now. At least that's what all the computer model's said.
But it has barely moved in the last 36 hours, which is unusual for a storm. Back then it looked more like a whale. [zoom.earth/#view=54.1,36.…]
Read 5 tweets
3 May
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The path to reaching difficult agreements requires sacrifice. The path to reconciliation requires giving others the benefit of the doubt. And the path to peace requires renouncing violence.
And the path to democracy requires peaceful acceptance of the result of elections.

The outcome of Ethiopia's first election is unlikely to satisfy everyone, and probably won't satisfy a majority. Most elections don't. But it is the 1st step to take to become a democratic nation.
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3 May
Today's #ArabianStorms were mainly over the Arabian Gulf. #Qatar #Bahrain and the in the middle of the gulf. And the day also saw a storm begin before dawn.

Today's #Ethiopia and #MiddleEast forecasts follow:
The latest CMC and GFS North Africa 10-Day Rain forecasts.
Today two streams of monsoon energy appeared to come together over the south end to send a stream of atmospheric moisture to Oman and on to India.
Read 13 tweets
3 May
A side by side comparison of the impact on Northern Europe of the...

April 30-ongoing #WestAfricaWaterPlume event (left)

...VS the...

April 17-19 #WestAfricaWaterPlume event (right).
The current plume event has a far larger, longer plume. The area affected by the resulting low pressure system is far larger - and vastly more populated.

So far I have found one news report: informpskov.ru/news/353795.ht…

#Россия #Потоп #РоссияПотоп
Unfortunately its just a preview.
Read 4 tweets
3 May
Good morning.... tis misty, frosty and cold.
... with a half moon.
The mist should burn off as the sun rises. The sky is clear for now. But the weather is expected to deteriorate over the day as an “unseasonably deep” low (aka Storm) moves in over the British Isles to the north.
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