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Huge snowstorm, arctic chill hit Midwest
UPI ^ | Dec 11, 2010

Posted on 12/11/2010 5:47:54 PM PST by george76

Edited on 12/11/2010 5:49:44 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

A massive storm brought subzero temps and a foot of snow to the Midwest Saturday, also setting off a tornado warning in parts of the South, forecasters say.

In the Twin Cities... "I highly recommend that people don't plan to be out and about. It's really going to be dangerous to be traveling outside."


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TOPICS: Outdoors; Weather
KEYWORDS: algore; algoreeffect; commiepigs; globalcooling; globalwarming; glowarmer; iowa; minnesota; noclimatechange; southdakota; wisconsin
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1 posted on 12/11/2010 5:47:57 PM PST by george76
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CANCUN


2 posted on 12/11/2010 5:49:08 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: george76

Global. Warming. Is. Not. For. Wimps.

IS Al Gore in town?


3 posted on 12/11/2010 5:50:33 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: FrankR

Off with their heads!


4 posted on 12/11/2010 5:50:56 PM PST by bannie (Gone to seed.)
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To: george76

Raining here in southern Militiagan tonight.


5 posted on 12/11/2010 5:52:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: george76

It’s been raining pitchforks and naked babies here for days, and all of it is heading East into all of that cold air.

I heard right before Thanksgiving that the Teton Mountains already had 100 inches of base snowfall. This will be a good winter for recharging a whole bunch of watersheds.


6 posted on 12/11/2010 5:52:16 PM PST by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts...)
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To: FrankR; steelyourfaith

Cancun is hosting the U.N. conference on man-made climate change — amid record cold temperatures.

the temperature plunged to a 100-year record low


7 posted on 12/11/2010 5:54:58 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Guys out on the lake icefishing today here in michigan.


8 posted on 12/11/2010 5:56:34 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: FrankR

The myth of “global warming” strikes again. It’s abundantly clear that those pushing this junk “science” have an anti-American agenda.


9 posted on 12/11/2010 5:56:56 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas...)
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To: george76

Here in central Wisconsin we have a proper blizzard taking place.


10 posted on 12/11/2010 5:57:35 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: george76
Yeah...66 degress, freezing....such hardship...such pioneer spirit.

/sarc
11 posted on 12/11/2010 5:58:07 PM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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12 posted on 12/11/2010 5:58:38 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: george76

Still rain in the Milwaukee WI area. Snow to start @ midnight, blizzard
Winds toward daylight.


13 posted on 12/11/2010 6:02:37 PM PST by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: cripplecreek

Have you heard what the depth of the ice is?


14 posted on 12/11/2010 6:02:49 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

Apparently enough. There were 4 shanties out there.


15 posted on 12/11/2010 6:08:07 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

I think you need 6” to walk on and 10” to drive on.


16 posted on 12/11/2010 6:10:02 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: george76

It’s deadly outside here in Iowa tonight. One of the wickedest blizzards we’ve seen in awhile.


17 posted on 12/11/2010 6:10:10 PM PST by EternalVigilance (The care of human life...is the first and only legitimate object of good government -- Jefferson)
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To: Sawdring
We live in the Twin cities area in ‘91 when that big blizzard went through on Halloween. The next morning there was about four to five feet of drifted snow in my driveway.
It was no problem for the eight horse snow blower we owned at the time. The driveway was cleared in an hour but when I got to the street, only the snow mobiles were out and about.
18 posted on 12/11/2010 6:10:41 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: cripplecreek

A big bolt of lightning here in Gladeville, TN at 43F.


19 posted on 12/11/2010 6:10:48 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: gorush

NW Wisconsin looks like the planet Pluto...or Siberia.


20 posted on 12/11/2010 6:11:14 PM PST by pankot
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To: pankot

Dr. Zhivago made it look desirable. It IS pretty out there.


21 posted on 12/11/2010 6:12:52 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That storm was great. I had all I could do to get home. The snow got too deep about a block from my house and I had to walk the rest of the way home. Its been a great day to lay around the house. I took a two hour nap during the middle of the day!


22 posted on 12/11/2010 6:13:05 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: gorush

waiting for it to get here to us in Milwaukee...I went and got extra vodka! :)


23 posted on 12/11/2010 6:14:48 PM PST by MNlurker
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To: JRios1968

ping


24 posted on 12/11/2010 6:14:48 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: george76
I live in WI....have been here for six years.

Folks, it's called "winter"!!!!

We're pretty much used to it! I've got a fire in the fireplace, a "Tom and Gerry" in my hand, "It's a Wonderful Life" on the TV, and alls right with the world.

I'll dig out tomorrow and snowshoe over to Pickens to pick up a Sunday paper.

Gotta love it!

25 posted on 12/11/2010 6:17:32 PM PST by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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To: Sawdring
Wife worked in downtown Mpls at the time. She made it to within two blocks of our house in Prior Lake before she slid into a ditch. It wasn't until the following Sunday afternoon that we could line up a tow truck.
Those were the days...
26 posted on 12/11/2010 6:18:34 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: FrankR

Huge snowstorm, arctic chill hit Midwest.

And in December. Who knew?


27 posted on 12/11/2010 6:22:56 PM PST by lurk
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To: FrankR
Record Cold at Cancun Climate Confab

As the United Nations opened its latest conference on global warming, Mother Nature sent snowstorms and freezing temperatures that disrupted travel all across Europe and much of the Northern Hemisphere. Even Cancun, Mexico's sunny resort city that hosted the confab, was not spared the chill. The UN summit, known as COP16 (the 16th Conference of Parties on global warming), concluded Saturday morning after an all-night marathon session. Cancun may not have experienced blizzards and ice, but it did, nevertheless, get hammered with record low temps for the month of December.

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“Gore Effect” on Steroids: Six straight days of record low temperatures during COP16 in Cancun Mexico – more coming

The irony, it burns. Do you think maybe Gaia is trying to send the U.N. and the delegates a message? One record low was funny, three in a row was hilarious, a new record low for the month of December was ROFL, but now six straight days of record lows during the U.N. COP16 Global Warming conference? That’s galactically inconvenient. The whole month so far has averaged below normal:

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In other news, winter is cold and getting colder each year.

28 posted on 12/11/2010 6:25:07 PM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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In Iowa - it’s Snowmageddon. And the media is having a stormgasm.

One county in Central Iowa says if you go out and get stuck, you’re there until sometime Sunday - you’re on your own.

Being out in weather like this is shear idiocy. There is nothing worth getting stuck in a drift and freezing to death for.


29 posted on 12/11/2010 6:28:45 PM PST by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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30 posted on 12/11/2010 6:29:57 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: cripplecreek

Really a nasty mix here in GR. Still mostly rain and wet snow, but I can already see the ice building up.


31 posted on 12/11/2010 6:31:35 PM PST by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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if you see SNOW and PHOENIX in the same headline, it was prolly a drug bust


32 posted on 12/11/2010 6:35:28 PM PST by advertising guy (did you know you can type stuff in here ?)
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To: VanDeKoik

The wind will suck but if you’re going to have freezing rain the wind will break up the ice before it gets heavy on the trees.


33 posted on 12/11/2010 6:36:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: re_nortex

The good old UN has an anti-American agenda?

Can’t be true — after all, without the US support they would be headquartered in the slums of Monrovia and still not be able to pay the landlord.


34 posted on 12/11/2010 6:38:11 PM PST by 353FMG (The peoples of the West will have to choose between ISLAM and their country.)
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To: VanDeKoik
Really a nasty mix here in GR. Still mostly rain and wet snow, but I can already see the ice building up.

Darn, all we have is alittle rain.

35 posted on 12/11/2010 6:38:31 PM PST by madison10
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To: george76

I don’t care. Snow tires are on the car, wood is stacked high, coals in the fireplace are glowing nicely and a beer is on the table in front of me.

Bring it on.


36 posted on 12/11/2010 6:38:57 PM PST by glorgau
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37 posted on 12/11/2010 6:51:11 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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Huge snowstorm, arctic chill hit Midwest

“D-MN This Global Warming and all the pain and suffering it causes!”

(My feeble paraphrase about war from an actor...maybe Charleton Heston?)

This winter looks like it has the chance of shaping up like those tough
years of (IIRC) 1978 and 1979 in Oklahoma.


38 posted on 12/11/2010 7:30:41 PM PST by VOA
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To: george76

The real question is...
where are Al Gore and East Anglia global warming professors?

(Sound of crickets!)


39 posted on 12/11/2010 7:33:24 PM PST by VOA
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To: george76

We went to the store today to get ready for it. It’s just cold rain here right now but it will be changing to snow and high winds by morning.


40 posted on 12/11/2010 7:38:10 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013- The end of an error.)
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To: UB355

Should be my first one in Hales Corners...


41 posted on 12/11/2010 7:39:32 PM PST by JRios1968 (What is the difference between 0bama and his dog, Bo? Bo has papers.)
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To: george76
Huge snowstorm, arctic chill hit Midwest

Bummer...

It was 77 degrees today in Southern California, gentle on-shore Pacific breeze, sunny, clear, not a cloud...

Orange trees are so loaded, we gave two bags away to the neighbors down the road...

42 posted on 12/11/2010 7:44:52 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit.)
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To: gorush

Where is that pic from?


43 posted on 12/11/2010 7:57:37 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

That’s our place from a recent winter which looks surprisingly like this winter.


44 posted on 12/11/2010 8:01:33 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Do you have a 90% efficient furnace? If so, where do the pipes exit out of?


45 posted on 12/11/2010 8:07:00 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring
It's an ICF, earth-sheltered home, heated and cooled via 3.5 ton heat pump and 5 ton geofield closed loop in-floor system.

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The 100 gal propane tank is for the stove and clothes dryer only.

46 posted on 12/11/2010 8:13:54 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: EternalVigilance

Where are you in Iowa? And what’s the snowfall been?

I’ve been waiting for the blizzard all day, and so far, just a covering of snow down here in Iowa City. I’m afraid of what I might wake up to, tomorrow.


47 posted on 12/11/2010 8:33:13 PM PST by radiohead (Buy ammo, get your kids out of government schools, pray for the Republic.)
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To: gorush

Cool system. Do you have an electric strip in your furnace, another backup system or does the geo/heat pump work all winter long?


48 posted on 12/11/2010 8:37:05 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

It was the only system for the first four years (we built in late ‘05 and early ‘06) but we added a fireplace for atmosphere recently...although it also serves well at 20 below when the geothermal is struggling to keep up. The 80gal storage tank is also an electric water heater in an emergency. There is also an air-to-air heat exchanger to provide the necessary air changes.


49 posted on 12/11/2010 8:44:16 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

You have a great house. Did you build it yourself or buy it after it was built? I was going to put in a heat pump this year but I couldn’t get the ARI matching system for the 15 SEER requirement for the $1500 bucks back from the government.


50 posted on 12/11/2010 8:47:33 PM PST by Sawdring
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