June 22, 2015

So... this is happening....



Screen shot taken just now at Weather Underground.

It looks like a hole has burst through the map.

25 comments:

Brando said...

Or the intro to "Bonanza."

Michael K said...

Not anymore. I just looked.

Bryan C said...

It's the Chinese! They're tunneling through from the other side!

Steve Richter said...

Just cloud tops...the storms are under there and sporadic. no more rain please 7+ inches last week was enough. I can't even dig my post holes 'cause the water table is too high! :-/

Yancey Ward said...

Global warming alarmists have been warning us for years that a huge thunderstorm would destroy Wisconsin.

alan markus said...

You beat me out of the gate, Brando!

Original Mike said...

We're all gonna die!

Ann Althouse said...

@Brando LOL

Ann Althouse said...

I put the map up on Instapundit too, where I'm guestblogging next week, so feel free to post the apt quip over there too.

JPS said...

Yancey Ward:

"Global warming alarmists have been warning us for years that a huge thunderstorm would destroy Wisconsin."

Weird. I don't find that on this excellent list of phenomena connected to global warming:

http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm

rhhardin said...

It's the digital thermometer effect. They're very accurate until a bit somewhere at the high end is wrong, and then you find the temperature is 1048646.03 degrees.

That's smoothed out in space a little and then a contour map is drawn.

Big Mike said...

It's a half hour later (11:45 Central) and the map has more green and yellow, almost no red and purple and vermillion. It's the weather, for Pete's sake; it changes.

gerry said...

It looks like an enormous zit eruption. In Madison, Wisconsin.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

Brings back memories of more than a few of those educational 16mm films they showed us in grade school.

Graham Powell said...

Is that the remains of the tropical storm (Bill, I think his name was)? Last I heard he was moseying through Kentucky.

Yancey Ward said...

JPS,

I know you are making fun of that list, but just yesterday I was assaulted by an amorous cat.

Freeman Hunt said...

Madison smote?

Crimso said...

Hmmm. Is that a vortex?

Quaestor said...

Weather Underground uses software to assemble a continent-scaled map from data gathered by literally hundreds of separate doppler radar installations. The image Althouse captured is what happens when that software crashes. They've rebooted the app and now the maples much less insane.

Fred Drinkwater said...

Quaestor: What?

Fred Drinkwater said...

Maybe Weather Underground is getting temperature data from hardwood tree rings. Much more accurate, USUALLY, than softwoods.

n.n said...

Climatologist or modeler-caused catastrophe.

MadisonMan said...

@Graham: No. Bill is way out over the Atlantic (I'm not even sure he's still identifiable as a feature (I've not looked), although he was on Saturday over the northeast)

The question for later this afternoon: can the atmosphere re-destabilize enough? The wind profile is very favorable for severe weather.

tim in vermont said...

Brando wins Althouse today.

David said...

Quaestor said...
Weather Underground uses software to assemble a continent-scaled map from data gathered by literally hundreds of separate doppler radar installations. The image Althouse captured is what happens when that software crashes. They've rebooted the app and now the maples much less insane.


Spoilsport.