Tropical Storm Ignacio
What happens to me from a tropical storm like Ignacio here in Redding
is delta breezes. This storm does impact weather here, as well as in
Texas, for ELECTRICAL reasons. Follow the circuitry, and you may see
how Texas can get rain during an EPAC GOC storm like Kenna, which
caused several tornado deaths in Texas . . .
A tropical storm is a point ion concentration -- negative charges
over the surface low. These voltages have been measured and they are
HUGE. Now, because there is a capacitive coupling to the ocean
surface, the relative charges are oriented around that negative
center as follows. In the ionosphere, the center is surrounded by
relatively POSITIVE charges, because unlike charges attract. And
below in they eye the surface becomes very powerfully POSITIVE.
Follow so far?
Now, let's talk about capacitance. Capacitance is a measure of how
well EMFs will move through a capacitor. In the case of a tropical
storm, the ions in the ionosphere are just like a plate of a charge
capacitor, and the ocean like the other plate. The cross sectional
area of the plate will help determine the capacitance. That is why a
smaller EYE on blowup, or pin hole eye, shows that the voltages of
the point NEGATIVE ion concentration have increased, because
effectively the capacitive behaviors are occurring against a smaller
cross section. When an eye of a hurricane, like Kenna, is only 7- 10
miles across, the voltages are simply ENORMOUS over the eye. Now, the
other very important determining factor of capacitance is called the
dielectric. The dielectric is a constant that describes the
effeciency that the magnetic field will travel through a medium to
bring a charge movement to the opposing plate. So, say, there is a
huge negative voltage on one plate, what we are talking about is how
well the other plate will go positive in relation to the magnetic
field flux lines depending on the material between these two plates.
As it turns out, there is a HUGE dielectric constant difference
between AIR and WATER. Hence, over the center of a tropical storm
where there is an "eye", that area is cleared of clouds, or water,
that would impact the dielectrical constant for capacitive dynamics.
Hence, that negaive voltage over the eye in the inosphere is going to
make the ocean below EXTREMELY positively charged.
Now, here is where it is tough to follow and visualize, so if you are
trying to follow my description it would be helpful if you have three
sheets of paper to draw it. One sheet should be the ocean. Another
the ionosphere. And a third the clouds. Draw the disk of a tropical
storm, hole in the middle for that one.
Now, over the eye in the ionosphere is the negative charged center
and over the cloud disk is positive charges, attracted to that
Below in the ocean, around the POSITIVE center the ocean should carry
a relatively NEGATIVE charge--again, because opposites attract.
Now, think about this for a second. Above the cloud disk in the
ionosphere is a relatively positive charge, attracted by the negative
center. Convection and charge separations will keep it "powered",
relative to the cloud tops, as positive as well. Where will any
positive pulse then go? It cannot move in a capacitive manner through
the clouds because the clouds, as water, have a very large
dielectrical value. The lower clouds, with the charge separations,
may have a negative charge cummulation from the convection and charge
separations, but guess what? Since the ocean surface other than the
eye itself is negative, you have the same charges on the cloud
bottoms as you do on the ocean surface, and same charges REPEL.
This is why there are few strikes, if any, in a well organized
But along the edges of the storm, it is a much different
organization, the diffference, electrically and by EMFs, or
capacitive movements, between tropical behaviors and extra tropical.
That is, at some point you start to get a second wave from the center
positive charge where the ocean becomes positively charged AND you
have the dielectric value changing from water to air as the medium of
value. That means that over fair weather around the tropical storm,
positive "alternating" voltages to ground will find
negative "alternating" voltages on the surface. Now, I don't want to
mix my metaphors too much, but, water, in addition to having a
dielectric meaning for capacitance or alternating currents, has a
DIRECT current meaning. That is why over the eye the negative ion
cummulation doesn't come flashing down to the surface where the
voltages are positive (unless the storm becomes EMF chaotic, in which
case it will soon become thermodynamically disorganized as well, aka
Lili right before landfall when day to night electrical changes made
it electrically disorganized).
Air is electrically RESISTIVE to direct currents, and by ohm's law
that means voltages have to be absolutely huge to short across any
kind of current. So over the eye current does not pass directly, but
around the storm, where there is both water vapor that can be
conductive and water vapor that does not cover an area enough to
present an alternating current path -- so you have the dielectric of
air--will there be enough to pass the voltages of the storm. This
then causes strikes around the edges of the tropical storm!
Those strikes then, in an organized way, impact cloud behaviors over
land hundreds of miles away by making the ionosphere carry relatively
very positive charge. This impacts severe weather patterns in tornado
alley, and Texas in particular faces electrical instabilities that
bring contrasts of dry lines, and charge demarcations, where both
direct and alternating currents move relative to water in the air as
both a high dielectric constant and a conductive path for direct
This then impacts cloud nucleation patterns and cirrus behaviors, and
their heat trapping behaviors.
The ocean circuit is likewise impacted. In the case of this storm,
the Pacific's electrical dynamic is so impacted that we get, like I
said, delta breezes. Thousands of miles away, the very way that the
SOI behaves is impacted, and a winter like pattern results!
With tropical storm Kenna, I was observing this with the national
strike and cloud data, and, of course, noted the storms over Texas
and the loss of life by tornadic activity. But I also noted an
instability with the day and the earth EMF, and solar wind event, and
how there was an instability over Minnesota. That was actually the
severe weather that brought down a plane there--with one Senator Paul
Wellstone crashing and meeting his maker!
The effects of eastern PAC. tropical systems on extreme rainfall
events in places like Texas are well known. Both the 1994 and 1998
floods were a result of an eastern pac. tropical system moving
northeast over a stalled frontal boundary in Texas. And then there
was the tornadic activity associated with Kenna last year and solid
rains from it.
The most favored time for such events is in late September through
early November when strong eastern Pacific. hurricanes combine with
Southwestern US troughs. Both of the floods above produced record
rainfall amounts and the 1998 floods in San Antonio produced that
cities all-time record 24 hour rainfall-- around 12 inches in about 3-
4 hours. The 1994 flood impacted the southeastern part of the state
of Texas as the remains of hurricane Rosa moved over the area. 30+
inches fell in 4 days over Liberty and Montgomery counties. The San
Jacinto River at Humble was some 25 feet above flood stage and the
flow of the water created a new channel below Lake Houston rupturing
gas pipelines and setting the river and floodwaters on fire.
Understand that the orientation of a trough, at least on the back
side, is going to have a front which faces with the alternating
current wave that stems from the tropical storm. Electrically, then,
the two areas of charge separations can feed on each other,
electrically. It's like having two batteries that work with each
other and REALLY create bright lights.
During the fall and spring, for that matter, the signal noise from
the poles is better. IOWs, the solar flaring and the particles from
space which are attracted to the earth north EMF then do better at
bringing an amplified signal south because convection isn't near the
north EMF to distort it. That signal from space, the currents, are
relatively weak compared to the currents even in a good thunderstorm,
and so the cloud organization must be gradual and amplified to be
In the fall, the algae patches have bloomed and the SSTs are warmer,
and the warmer they are the more conductive they are. Hence, fall,
indeed a particular TIME of fall each year, we expect these storms.
I don't want to limit the marine microbial biological activity to
just the algae. In the fall the rotting greenery produces much
bacterial activity as well, along with methanogens producing
hydrates. Hydrates are electrically insulating and located in great
sums in the GOC. Further, bacterial activity and other microbial
activity will be conductive relative to lifeless chemistry, where
patterns of conductivity will be more distributed and diffused,
offering a much less conductive path for direct currents and more
impedance for alternating ones. CO2 concentrated by life as it goes
from carbonic acid to CO2 gas along the surface, when agitated by
winds, will also produce conductivity increases temporarily. This is
a SEASONAL occurrence!
These storms, while they tend to threaten Mexico, often threaten very
poor peoples. That gets to the climate change issues of a storm like
Mitch, with Latin populations projected to be around a billion by
2100 . . .
From what I saw when Latins were struck by tragedy, living in
Southern California for much of the past 20 years--they come here and
tax our culture, its infrastructure. These events even if they occur
in Latin America, they have no impact borders.
The latest strike data. What is interesting to me is the thunderstorm
moving through Minnesota--much like one moved through the state that
killed Sen. Wellstone by dropping his plane. This is almost exactly
the same strike pattern over Minnesota I saw w/ Kenna that killed
This is what I said last year about Kenna:
"And nothing points to EMFs, cirrus and the biosphere better then
tropical storm activity and behavior. The Doran waves along the
equatorial Pacific and then north to Texas and further north is a
Here is a link to our clubs' current solar EMF conditions that help
produce this Minnesota thunderstorm: