NOAA & The Oroville Dam

Posted: February 15, 2017 by oldbrew in climate, general circulation, weather

Over forty years ago ‘climate scientists understood that global cooling causes extreme weather, and global warming causes mild weather.’ – Tony Heller.

Nowadays many of them seem to have ‘forgotten’ about that.


By Paul Homewood

h/t Oldbrew


NOAA have a good account of what has been going on with the Oroville Dam:

As mentioned previously in the Event Tracker, California is going through one of its wettest water years (October – September) on record. In particular, precipitation so far in 2017 is on a record pace for northern and central California. While the water has been a godsend in reducing and relieving drought conditions, it also has been too much of a good thing as flooding has resulted. One case in particular is the ongoing emergency at the Oroville Dam north of Sacramento. Tremendous amounts of precipitation have led to the Lake Oroville reservoir—the second largest reservoir in the state—to fill past capacity. The need to funnel water out of the reservoir and accompanying complications has led to flooding concerns and evacuations below the dam.

Oroville Dam, Flooding, rain

(top) Aerial view of the…

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  1. oldbrew says:

    To find the paper (‘Climate Change: Chilling Possibilities’) referred to in the GWPF link you may need to go here.

    Click on a year e.g. 2009 and select one of the dates highlighted in blue, which allows the user to download the ‘snapshot’ i.e. the pdf version of the paper.

    Some interesting stuff there including a temperature graph you may not see the likes of any more since ‘adjustments’ became the norm :/

    H/T Tony Heller for the original blog post re 1975.

  2. Jay says:

    It is to be noted, and rather sad, that everything in the NOAA article is couched in terms of “climate” instead of the reality of variable weather. These people have a sickness, a paranoia, that is clouding everything they do.

  3. oldbrew says:

    Pielke Sr. recommends…

    California’s past megafloods – and the coming ArkStorm

  4. oldbrew says:

    Projections of rainfall will overtop emergency spillway by 13 feet at California’s Oroville Dam
    You Tube
    Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:31 UTC

  5. oldbrew says:

    Two dead and dozens more rescued: Most powerful storm to hit southern California in years barrels in bringing up to 10 inches of rain and 70mph winds

    ‘The storm looks to be the strongest storm to hit southwest California this season,’ the National Weather Service office for the Los Angeles region wrote.
    ‘It is likely the strongest within the last six years and possibly even as far back as December 2004 or January 1995.’

    Winds gusting to 70 mph or more lashed parts of the region. Heavy rains turned creeks and rivers into brown torrents and released slews of mud from hillsides burned barren by wildfires. Several stretches of freeways and highways were closed by flooding.

    Read more:

  6. oldbrew says:

    On the edge of disaster: Full extent of the damage to the Oroville dam is revealed as officials stop the flow on the spillway showing that it is almost completely destroyed

    Read more:

    Hydro plant closed as debris at the bottom of the spillway has cut off a lot of the water flow.