|Eastern Florida: The part that did NOT get walloped at all by rainfall on April 12, 2023.|
Newsflash: Florida's record rainfall within a 24-hour period did NOT occur on April 12-13, 2023, as the media and Michael Mann very falsely claimed. That event occurred on September 5, 1950, when the atmospheric co2 level was much lower than it is today ... and when the atmospheric methane level was less than 2 parts per million, just like it is today. On that day, it rained 38.70 inches in the Tampa area, within 24 hours of time.
Thirty years later, on November 11-12, 1980, a total of
23.38 inches of rainfall came upon the Key West international airport ... also in Florida. Thus, the April 2023 rain event was not anywhere near a unique or unheard-of "thousand year storm." Numerous storms in the past 136 years were far far worse. Storms in the 1500s, 1700s, & 1900s were disastrous, as well. Add to the count the 13th Century "Divine Winds" which twice spared Japan of being overwhelmed by Kublai Khan's invasion force.
Next comes Texas. On July 24-25, 1979, a grand total of 42 inches of rain fell upon the Houston area within a 24 hour period. Plus, in September of 1921, 36.40 inches of rain fell on Thrall, Texas, in an 18 hour period. An even more rapid water accumulation occurred in 1942, near the Pennsylvania-New York border. That is when 30.70 inches of rain fell in four and a half hours.
In addition, on July 19-20, 1997, it was at Dauphin Island, Alabama, where 32+ inches of rain fell within 24 hours of time. Alabama also got 22-24 inches of rain on another 1997 day, also within a 24 hour period. Prior to that time, in 1943, California received 25.83 inches of rain within a day's time. Other states had notable amounts of rainfall within a 24 hour period, also. Historic fact shows that the Fort Lauderdale Rain Storm of 2023 was and is NOT anywhere near a "thousand year storm."
Yes, there were photographs of downed light-material structures that were alleged (by the media) to have been caused by the April 12-13 storm. HOWEVER, none of the damage was able to have been caused by any strong winds. This is because there were no strong winds there at that time. The Broward County wind speed was very much below cyclone speed, on April 12 and 13.
The wind speed of April 12 did not exceed 20 mph. In fact, at the start of the rainfall, the wind speed was already reduced to 15 mph (miles per hour.) By nightfall, the wind speed was reduced to a mere 9 miles per hour. Then came the 13th of April. The Broward County wind speed on that day did NOT exceed 10 mph. In contrast, the historic Hurricane Camille of 1969 had winds of 175 miles per hour. 175 mph vs 10 mph. Huge difference, indeed. Look for yourself, to see how exaggerated the media reports on the Broward County rain have thus far been.
Now, it takes 74 mph to declare a storm a Category 1 hurricane, and it takes 96 mph to declare one a Cat 2. Thus, the April 12th wind was 27% the speed of a Cat 1 hurricane, and only 21% of a Cat 2 hurricane. The April 13th wind speed was only 14% the speed of a Cat 1 hurricane, and only 10% the speed of a Cat 2 hurricane.
Even for a mild cyclone, 39 miles an hour is the wind speed needed, in order to declare a "tropical depression" a Tropical Storm. And of course, the April 12th wind speed was less than half the speed of a tropical storm at the start of the rain. The speed then was only 1/4 the speed of a tropical storm, when nighttime came. All in all, there was no wind on those two days which would cause massive destruction. So, the burden of proof is on the media, in its claim that $100 million in damages occurred during the April 12-13 rain.
It was later claimed that damage was done to 1,100 houses. However, included as damage costs were the days of work lost by employees of businesses affected by the rainfall. So, remember that damage costs are NOT limited to physical damage. Financial damage in the form of "opportunity cost" is included. "Opportunity Cost" is better understood as "opportunity LOST." This includes work hours lost; aka "lost wages."
Even moderate hail storms throughout history have been costly to insurance companies. Yet, none of those storms were called "Thousand Year Storms." I personally know what it is to return before sunset to my former seaside dwelling, after a Category 1 hurricane paid a visit to it. In as much, the April 12-13 storm wasn't even worse than a Category 1 storm's aftermath, when viewing the media's April 2023 photography slideshow. The lack of wind guaranteed that a massive tragedy was not going to happen there at that time. Thus, it's fraud to call the Broward County rain of April 2023 a "thousand year storm."
As a case study
for media deception, if you look through a photograph slideshow of
post-rainfall Broward County, you will see one long "tractor trailer" on
its side, as if a mighty windstorm blew it over. You will also see a
van on its side, as if it too were blown over by a mighty wind gust.
Well, you can see in the chart above that the April 12th & 13th wind speeds were
too slow to blow over any motor vehicle. Slick roads and bad driving,
as well as slick roads and the effort to avoid bad drivers, can cause a
motor vehicle or two to be turned on their sides.
In 20-35 mph winds, the only way in which a tractor trailer is going down on its side is IF the box trailer is empty, while the truck is going around a curve, and the wind hits the truck broadside. Remember, disastrous storms are perfect storms that have the ingredients mix all at once. The ingredient of wind was absent on April 12 & 13 in Broward County. It was no thousand year storm.
Moreover, there is more of a population on American coastlines today than there were in the 1920s. There is much more coastline infrastructure in America, too. Thus, there are all the more buildings and homes to get caught in storms. And due to the failure of the Biden administration, prices have been jacked-upward. This means that it costs more today to do post-storm repair work than it did 5, 10, and 15 years ago. Such an economic fact might deceive people into thinking that the storms are worse today. There has not yet come into existence even the rare occurrence of the Cat 6 hurricane, as was erroneously prophesied by the False Prophet, Al Gore, in his 2006 movie. Today, it's simply a matter of things having become more expensive to fix. That's all.
Concerning the April 2023 Fort Lauderdale Rain
The type of cloud mass which brought the rain used to be called, "an Anvil Cloud" which is ironically very dry at the top. Today,
it's called a "supercell," and such a name is an attempt to
hyper-sensationalize something that has been happening throughout the
centuries, only to make it sound so scary that people will demand the US
Congress to shell-out billions of more taxpayer dollars to the weather
& climate people who always predict doomsday, but whose doomsday
predictions NEVER materialize.
Technically, such a cloud is a cumulonimbus cloud that was formed in the middle altitude of the Troposphere, but which began to grow upwards into the high altitude zone, almost to the ceiling of the Troposphere. The ceiling is called the Tropopause, and it's actually the boundary between the Stratosphere and the Troposphere.
Even more technically speaking, a
supercell is regarded as a thunderstorm which has a "mesocyclone" within
it. This means that the center of it is an updraft that travels like a
cork screw. It actually starts from horizontal wind shear which causes
the corkscrew motion. The draft then turns upside, being that low
pressure rises. The anvil shape at the top is a weather gauge, revealing the direction of the wind at high altitude.
Tornadoes can form in an anvil cloud (supercell.) None the less, the "forward flank downdraft" is where the rain travels. Meanwhile, the "rear flank downdraft" is where the wind unleashes. All in all, being that supercells are "hybrid storms," they are NOT limited to one predictable type. These are custom-built storms.
The April 12th storm wasn't deadly. In contrast, the 1887 Yellow River Flood (Huang-Ho River Flood), in Qing China, killed 930,000+ human lives. Plus, there were multiple catastrophic Yellow River floods throughout history, all transpiring when the atmospheric co2 level was very low. The April 12, 2023 Fort Lauderdale rain compares to none of those floods. The temporary flooding did NOT even rise above the height of a compact car, in April of 2023. And then, the water dissipated very swiftly.
There was no receding of water, being that this was wide open, unimpeded flat land. There was run-off into guess-where. Oceans are gigantic, and there is such a thing as low-tide. Low Tide on April 12 was at 7:38am and 8:06pm. On April 13, it was at 8:48am and the at 9:19pm. Thus, April 12 saw no "1,000 year storm," or even a "50 year storm."
Pennsylvania ... a place much closer to Florida than is China ... had some of the most powerful flood waters in history. In fact, the April rain of Fort Lauderdale doesn't begin to compare with those waters. On May 31, 1889, 1,600 Johnston buildings were simultaneously demolished and swept away, by the power of 16 million tons of water which created a 40 foot high channel of raging water, a half mile wide. The water was traveling at 40 mph. And it was the result of negligence; not the burning of fossil fuels.
Perhaps you have heard the claim, year after year, that "last year's level of co2 has been the highest in the past 6 million, 12 million, or whatever million years will cause shock & submission in the "little people" who never studied atmospheric science. Well, this was true for every year since 1815. It was true for 1915, as well as 2015. Despite the hundreds of record-breaking co2 years, the world has not yet come to an end, and no mass extinction event occurred --- since 1815.
Incidentally, an 1815 volcano caused the 1816 "summer that never was." And of course, it was caused by the so2 released by the volcano ... the 13,000 foot high Mount Tambora, in Indonesia.
Incidentally, the number 1 instantaneous killer of mankind, in terms of natural disasters, has nothing to do with the atmosphere or the oceans. The Number 1 killer has been . . . earthquakes. Next comes famine, and then comes floods.
The April 12th storm's biggest impact was very limited in area.
The 25.6 inches of rain (later amended to 5.91 inches) on April 12 (2023) only fell upon an exceptionally small piece of Southeastern Florida real estate, according to NWS prelim records. The real estate that surrounded the 25.6 inch (25.91 inch) rainfall zone was visited with much less rain at the exact same time. Observe one of the NOAA & NWS (National Weather Service) prelim reports:
~ Slightly South of the 25.91 inch rainfall zone, only 7.22 inches of rain fell. That equals 28% of 25.91 inches. Slightly Northwest of it, a mere 4.20 inches of rain fell, and that constitutes only 16% of 25.91 inches.
~ Slightly north of that zone, at Fort Lauderdale
proper, no more than 6.11 inches of rain fell. One step further south,
in Hollywood Florida, it rained 9.82 inches, and this number only equals
38% of the heavily advertised 25.91 inches that fell upon a very small
patch of Broward County land.
~ Directly West, it rained 6.59 & 8.14 inches. --- One step further southwest, at Pembroke Pines, it rained a mere 5.16 inches. One step further northwest, it rained 9.60 inches . . . all occurring in 24 hours of time.
at Pompano Beach, it only rained 3.39 inches. At Boca Raton Florida, it
only rained 2.24 inches. And at Miami proper, there was a range of
3.51 inches to 4.92 inches of rain. Meanwhile, down on Miami Beach, it
rained no more than 2.02 inches, on the exact same day.
Such numbers are not Thousand Year Events --- or even 150 Year Events --- or even 75 year events. Now, this hyper-exaggerated doomsday report, in my opinion, was Michael Mann's attempt to rationalize and justify that outrageously exorbitant 370 BILLION taxpayer dollar allotment recently made to less-than-honest activists & scientists (as well as activist scientists.) That Congressional allocation was done in the name of an apocalyptic climate crisis that certainly does not exist any more than a climate crisis existed throughout in the 1500s or 1700s, or even the 1900s.
Florida has 67
counties, while the United States has 3,243 counties
(including Louisiana parishes). A fraction of one county getting a lot
rain for only one day, while the surrounding patches of land only get 2/3 to 1/2 to 1/3 to 1/5 of that
amount, is no climate crisis. You gotta do better than that, if you
people to believe that the world is soon coming to a watery end.
A second NWS prelim report for Broward County, April 12-13, 2023
Now, this one makes a list of 11 places that have much higher rainfall numbers. They are simply places much nearer to the Fort Lauderdale 25 inch zone. In fact, 5 of the 11 places contain the name Lauderdale or Lauderhill. That's compact geography.
Now, when viewing the NWS prelim report below, keep in mind that the NWS Miami twitter account admits that a portion of the rainfall numbers on its Apr 13, 9:30am tweet are NOT regarded as official numbers --- that some are numbers gathered by volunteers, and that the numbers came from several sources. No matter what stats or illustrations you view, only a small patch of land ... relatively speaking ... was involved in the April 12, 2023 rain. There were far worse flooding events and longer consecutive rain days in the 19th & 20th Centuries. This was already addressed ... with examples ... at the Blue Marble Album.
The most important thing is that climate is "the prevailing weather TREND," ... usually throughout the most recent thirty-year period. A mere 24, 48, or 72 hours doesn't indicate any kind of trend. Something so short in time is an event for the insurance adjuster and NOT a trend for the real estate investment firm.
As far as goes climate indicators from real estate investors and developers, the coastlines still have the investment green-light. There is no coastline exodus known to be occurring. In fact, I spent ten years at the Atlantic coastline, and I repeatedly saw firsthand how the climate doomsday predictions showed no sign of materializing in any degree of reality. The coastline real estate investors didn't see it, either. All that I saw was . . . consumer demand for the coastline ... for the beach ... for the daytime sea breeze. People kept coming and coming and coming some more. There were no climate refugees needing to take flight from there.
Any one-day event has zero bearing on climate. There is less than 1/2 of 1% of co2 in that sky out there, and in the same sky methane exists at LESS THAN two parts per million. During the Cambrian Explosion, when sea life inclusively & vastly came into existence, there literally was 16 and two-thirds times MORE co2 in the sky. You need to quit doing your Al Gore impersonation of his climate-doom-coming-tomorrow routine. It is assured that the end of your world (on this Earth) will come a whole lot sooner than will the end of "THE WORLD."
10.22 inches of rain is still only half of the 25.91 inches placed in neon lights by the Bill-Gates-friendly press. The April 12th event was NOT a long-term, repetitive event. Going tunnel-vision on one day's rain is defined as "the media doing some cherry picking," with the intent of terrifying school children so much so that their parents will be effected and then demand hundreds of billions of more taxpayer dollars to be tossed into the hands of the climate doom scientists who have thus far been completely wrong in all their predictions, dating back to 1970.
The specific predictions of climate doom, massive crop failure, and drowning coastlines have been addressed in other texts. All in all, the Maldives are still there. The Great Barrier Reef is still there. Summertime Arctic Ice is still there. The glaciers of Glacier National Park are still there. The Daytona Beach and Miami Beach coastlines are still there. Etc, etc, etc.
As far as goes the world record for the most rainfall to have transpired in a 24 hour period:
It occurred on January 7-8, 1966. It rained 71.8 inches on Reunion Island, in the Indian Ocean, east of the island known as Madagascar --- which is east of the African continent. And of course, the Year 2023 minus the Year 1966 = 57 years ago; NOT 1,001.
As far as goes the longest dry period:
Between October 1903 and January 1918, it did not rain in Arica, Chile
--- which is located 11 miles south of the Peru border. That dry spell
occurred 105 to 120 years ago. That rainless dry spell lasted for 15
In fact, during 1913, in Death Valley USA, the hottest
temperature ever recorded was recorded there. And the years 1920 to
1922 were years of drastic heat and glacier melt, including the melting
of Arctic sea ice up to the 82nd parallel. As a comparison, know that
the North Pole is at 90 degrees. Thus ice melt occurred 8 latitudinal
degrees from the North Pole, in 1922; 101 years ago --- NOT 1,001 years
Moreover, the Years 1927 to 1943 were years of massive forest fires in the western United States. In addition, 1934 was the year of the worst drought in a thousand years, according to NASA. Meanwhile, 1936 had the hottest summer on record. So, you lie when you say that the worse weather conditions are occurring today.
|Compliments of the U.S. National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. One correction needs to be made: Florida's record is 38.70 inches, accomplished on September 5, 1950, during Hurricane Easy.|
Of all the years which can be categorized as the year of the Thousand Year Storm, it is without a doubt . . . 1931, when the atmospheric co2 level was 307 parts per million, and therefore, 73% of today's atmospheric co2 level of 424 ppm. Rainfall from June to August, along with a build-up of silt & sediment, caused the Yangtze River Flood of 1931. Deaths directly resulting from the flood numbered 400,000+. Deaths resulting in a dominoes-effect was an additional 2 to 3 million.
Yet, 47 years prior to the 1889 Johnstown Flood was the Indus River Valley Flood
(in Pakistan). It hosted the most disastrous flood in modern history.
It included 100 foot high flood waters. In fact, also in 1841 was a
flood on the Salisbury Plain of England, called the Great Till Flood of 1841, referring to the Till River.
Then comes the Great California Flood of 1862, when it rained from December 9, 1861 to January 20, 1862. Flooding extended into Idaho, Washington, Nevada & Utah. 4,000 died from the flood, during a time when the atmospheric co2 level was very low and when the human population there was also low.
If you want to know of additional epic storms and/or floods in the past 1,000 years ... in comparison to the non-deadly, chump change Fort Lauderdale Rain of April 2023 ... then familiarize yourself with any or all of the following storms, and know this: Both Michael "hockey-sticks" Mann, & David Attenborough lied every time they asserted that the weather in the past 1,000 years was mild & stable.
you ever see David Attenborough or Michael Mann in a restaurant or any
public setting, IGNORE THEM AND LET THEM BE. Do NOT even hurt their
eardrums by yelling at them. Write or speak in detail about their
falsehoods, for the sake of those who have been deceived by these
non-truth-tellers. The following list shows that Attenborough and Mann are
blatant liars, in their claim that the weather was calm for 1,000 years, before the start of the Industrial Revolution. They should know better:
~ The Divine Winds of
1274 and then 1281 which utterly destroyed two different armadas
(military fleets) of Kublai Khan; ~the South England Flood of Feb
1287, annihilating Romney Marsh & Winchelsea; ~the December
13,1287 St. Lucia Day Flood effecting the Netherlands; ~the Grote
Mandrenke, aka the St. Marcellus Day Flood of Jan 16, 1362, hitting
England, the Netherlands, Germany, and Denmark; ~the St. Felix Day
Flood of Nov 5, 1530, killing 100,000+ in the Netherlands; ~the
Bristol Channel Flood of 1607 - 200 sq miles flooded and 2,000 people
washed away; ~the 1780 Philippines Typhoon, killing approx 100,000; ~the 1824 St.
Petersburg Flood (of Russia); ~the Coringa India Cyclone of 1839,
destroying 20,000 sea vessels at port and killing 300,000; Plus . . .
~ The Heppner Flood of 1903 (Oregon); ~ The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927; ~ The Ohio River Flood of 1937; ~The 1911 & the 1935 Yangtze River Floods; ~The Yellow River Flood of 1938; ~The Rejputana Flood of 1943; ~the Great Appalachian Storm of 1950, impacting 22 American states; ~Hurricane Camille, 1969; ~the Boha Cyclone of 1970, (Bay of Bengal), killing 500,000; ~the Bangladesh Cyclone of 1991, killing 138,000+, while effecting 10 million with homelessness.
There are a lot more, but the above-cited are enough to get your heads out of the brainwashing machine into where Michael Mann dunked it. These all show how the April 12 rain of Fort Lauderdale is completely chump change. It doesn't even rank ... rate ... count.
It's just that the Michael Mann People were looking for a "scare," in light of their recent prophesies of doom failing; namely those of an apparently healthy & exotic Australia and a replenished American West. This is why ... in my opinion ... you now hear the petty report of added occasions of air turbulenceee in modern aviation, allegedly being caused by the 1 part per 8,000 parts increase in atmospheric co2 over the past 125 years. Do you mean to tell me that that's the best Michael Mann and Al Gore can do, in scaring mankind into submission?
Below here is a world record rainfall video that mentions many heavy storms and NASA data tampering, as well as droughts and heat waves that made many a newspaper:
The New Fear-Mongering Tactic of the Media
media continues to deceive the civilian body politic, presenting a new climate deception as soon as the current one gets exposed or fades away
with no lasting impact. For example, as of May 2023, the media started
reporting that the extremely small amount of co2 in the sky is causing
more air turbulence with airline flights. The simple answer to this
assertion is that there are far far far more airliners in the sky today, everyday, than there were 30, 60, and 90 years ago . . . except during
WWII bombing. Therefore, there is going to be more encounters with air
Now, being that I am the son of an airman who paid
Adolph Hitler 35 unfriendly visits in a B-24, I can testify that he
told me ... in the 1970s ... that air turbulence during a bombing
mission was a common thing. This was told by him during a civilian
airliner flight in the 1970s, when the airliner encountered a few
seconds of turbulence, thereby frightening everyone on board except
him. His fear was NOT air turbulence. His fear was that of the guns
firing from the Focke-Wulf 152s and the ME 262s in the German sky, as
well as flack fired out of 88mm and 128mm German cannon barrels.
This incessant deceit of the media ... which is simultaneously in line with Jim Hansen's incessant failure at weather predictions ... included the 35 year old watery doom prediction of the Maldives which has recently built 5 NEW autonomous airport landing fields, to accommodate the tourist popularity of those very healthy, above-water islands.
This failed prediction is always accompanied by the prediction that the Arctic Ocean will "very soon" be free of sea ice during some upcoming month of August. Yet, the closest that the Arctic Ocean came to an ice-free Summer was in 2012, when 1.32 MILLION square miles of ice covered the Arctic Ocean.
Now, the square root of 1.32 MILLION square miles is 1,148 linear miles. Thus, the least amount of ice that the Arctic had was equivalent to the straight-line distance from New York City to Omaha, Nebraska ... and then from Omaha to South Padre Island, Texas ... and then from South Padre Island to Miami ... and then from Miami to New York.
The size of the Arctic is 5.5 million sq miles. That is equal to flying from Boise Idaho to Boston ... and then from Boston to Panama City, Panama ... and then westward, from Panama City, for 2,340 miles ... and then north, for 2,340 miles, to Boise Idaho.
Let it also be reminded that the glaciers of Glacier National Park were NOT "gone by 2020."
Then comes the matter of the Biden administration deleting from government charts & graphs the massive forest fire frequency of the late 1920s and entire 1930s. This was done ... in my opinion ... to make the much lesser number of fires since 1983 look like the end of the world. Today, students fail to realize that the creation of Smoky the Bear campaign in the early 1940s was a sign that forest fires of the 1930s had the attention of an entire nation, due to the traumatic size and even more traumatic effect that those fires had on the American psyche. Even the extended tragedies of WWII did NOT make Americans ignore the massive American acreage charred by forest fires. Thus, while Hitler was ripping through Europe, forest fires were ripping through the American West.
You need to understand that Michael Mann utterly failed in his apocalyptic prediction about Australia. It did NOT become a land vacated by climate refugees, as he confidently predicted This is because the rains healthfully returned to Australia, along with coral cover that regenerated 2 of the 3 sectors of the Great Barrier Reef, as well as weather conditions bringing back the return of profitable Australian ski resorts.
Then came the failure of the 2022 predictions of "a prolonged American drought," "added forest fire devastation," and "record heat." The 2022 doomsday predictions literally got washed away and "whited out" by means of early 2023's rainfall, snowfall, and snowpacks in the American West. This all happened as soon as La Nina ended. (See: ENSO.)
Moreover, the record snowfall in England ... and in Japan, along with record cold in one part of China .. showed the relief that was granted by nature to have had a global effect. Meanwhile, the accompanying replenishment of American dams also made Michael Mann look like a bumbling buffoon who was clueless to the true climate conditions of Planet Earth.
If you want to see how far off were the climate doomsayers in their 2022 drought & excessive heat predictions for 2023 and beyond, take a look at: