In response to a lot of nonsense that was being published about Typhoon Haiyan, I published the post Typhoon Haiyan Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies for Early Storm Track. The post was not about tropical cyclones in general nor about the recipe for a tropical cyclone. I’ve presented that recipe here. My post was a quick and simple post about sea surface temperature anomalies. It was intended to dispel some of the nonsensical claims about links to manmade global warming.
Anthony Watts then included the first graph and part of the text as an update to his post Super Typhoon Haiyan, ‘…as intense as a tropical cyclone can get. ‘
Sou at HotWhopper has difficulty with WattsUpWithThat and with persons who regularly publish posts there. And one of the persons on this planet she dislikes most is me. She obviously had difficulty with my above-linked presentation of sea surface temperature anomaly data, because much of her post here was about it. One of the lines of evidence she presented was the following map and text:
…Here is the anomaly chart for the 8 November from the link on this page (Daily/Globe/Anomaly). It shows that most of the area didn’t differ from the baseline by more than +/- 1°C, although some areas were 1 to 2°C above the baseline.
Now we can understand why Perennially Puzzled Bob Tisdale keeps getting things wrong, even though we can’t excuse it. Bob’s not had any formal training in meteorology or climate science and is, by inclination, a climate science denier. He spends his days trying to figure out how to reject science – ironically having to start with real science from real scientists so that he can distort it and pretend the facts aren’t the facts.
Sou obviously has a limited grasp of reality, or she willfully misleads her readers, or, most likely, both. Apparently, with her arrow, Sou thinks Haiyan was on the equator on November 8, at a longitude of about 165E.
For Sou, I’ve placed the storm location on November 8 on her map of the sea surface temperature anomalies for November 8.
Get a clue, Sou. You have the unlimited capacity to make yourself look foolish. But if that’s your goal in life, please continue. Few people can take you seriously anyway.