Doesn't Australia (or parts of it) get warmer when the PDO goes cold with back to back La Nina's?
I can't remember but there is some discussion I think on Warwick's site or ...
On the other hand, on average, La Nina's bring cooling ... but drought to North Central California ...
I should look it all up again but I'm working on something else
Yeah, it causes a lot of changes in weather...and just like the persistent El Ninos that causes MOST of the weather attributed to global warming...not because it's warmer but because of the affects of a different configuration of the currents. My part of the US is colder that the rest of the country during El Ninos and warmer than the rest of the country during La Ninas (granted, repeated La Ninas eventually cool off the planet so much that it's still colder).
Here in SA we equalled the 1908 record at 5:07pm last night with 40.6C, that makes it 6 days in a row of 40+ temps. Today is forecast to be 39C so with a bit of luck i will be a new record holder by tonight.
We broke the highest o/night temp this year with 33C i think.
We average 6 days above 40 and this Jan we had 7
The hottest day still stands at 46.3 set back in 1939
As far "other" records being broken in the SH, New Zealand beat Australia in the cricket, the first time since 1852 (or something like that).
For those not from around here dont read to much into loss of power etc. For example Adelaide lost power because a town in Tasmania reached 33C, i do not have enough characters left to explain why just accept it like we do.
My co workers (many have never left the state of SA) say it has been hot, i simply smile and tell them "you dont know what hot is". For those wishing to experience HOT weather live in Darwin in October and November to get an appreciation.
For those references to Rome burning explain me this, if 2009 temps are caused by AGW then why was it so hot in 1908? Dont worry i do not expect a plausible answer.
It was the act of a prick, a black mark on the Aussie team & totally against the spirit of cricket. Even his brother didn't want to do it & showed his disgust after being ordered to do it. Ruined a bloody good game.
Cooled the Aussie - Kiwi relationship climate for years, maybe decades. When applying a 5 year smoothing it doesn't look too bad but the Poms claim the sudden plunge in only one year was just weather.