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Bitter cold records broken in Alaska all time coldest record nearly broken, ....
watts up with that? ^ | January 30, 2012 | Anthony Watts

Posted on 01/31/2012 10:15:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Jim River, AK closed in on the all time record coldest temperature of -80°F set in 1971, which is not only the Alaska all-time record, but the record for the entire United States. Unfortunately, it seems the battery died in the weather station just at the critical moment.

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While the continental USA has a mild winter and has set a number of high temperature records in the last week and pundits ponder whether they will be blaming the dreaded “global warming” for those temperatures, Alaska and Canada have been suffering through some of the coldest temperatures on record during the last week.

For example in  Circle Hot Springs, AK on Sunday, 29 Jan 2012 the HIGH temperature was a blistering -49°F, breaking the  -44°F record which has stood since 1917. It gets better.

That same day in Circle Hot Springs the low temperature was  -58°F   breaking the old record of  -52°F set  in 1941 by six degrees.

Here’s a list of temperature records in Alaska from the past week:

Brrr!

While all that was happening, the weather station in Jim River, AK closed in on the all time record coldest temperature of -80°F set in 1971. That’s not only the Alaska all-time record, but the record for the entire United States. Unfortunately, the weather station stopped reporting at -79°F.

Here’s the data feed at that moment:

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TOPICS: Weather
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1 posted on 01/31/2012 10:15:27 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
The comments are *very* enlightening, particularly with regards to the physics and engineering of the thermometers used: due to an issue with the batteries they cannot reliably record temperatures less than -40o F (the F and C scales cross at that point, btw).

This has the effect of truncating the lowest temperatures in that area and thereby artificially increasing the T in the recorded time series.

Cheers!

2 posted on 01/31/2012 10:18:33 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; landsbaum; Signalman; NormsRevenge; steelyourfaith; Lancey Howard; ...

Enjoy the warm weather....it may niot last down here in the lower 48 States.


3 posted on 01/31/2012 10:19:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; dixiechick2000

exponentially the warmest winter I have ever seen in Middle Tennessee..I lived in Mobile AL on the bay at Point Clear in 75/76

and this is warmer than that..wet though..rain

right now it’s 57 outside at midnight...should be upper 20s and low-mid 20s for an average February 1st evening low

amazing

last year was very cold


4 posted on 01/31/2012 10:22:29 PM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Thanks for the info.


5 posted on 01/31/2012 10:22:29 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

HELP !!! HELP !!!

Wez gotz global warming ...


6 posted on 01/31/2012 10:36:52 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (46 STATES TO GO)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Makes me soooo glad I don't work in Prudhoe Bay (Deadhorse) anymore...although if I did, we'd be shut down for work and in camp at those temperatures, as those currently up there undoubtedly are.

-60 wind chill is pretty much a normal winter workday, but once the ambient (actual temp without factoring wind chill) drops below -40, equipment can be dangerously affected.

7 posted on 01/31/2012 10:40:36 PM PST by Ackackadack
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Meanwhile it is 68F at midnight in Houston, Texas. Some winter.


8 posted on 01/31/2012 10:50:04 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
How well I remember 1971 in Alaska. We lived down in rural Kenai Peninsula and hit 50 below zero several times. For days on end was so cold, propane would not boil off (35 below zero) to make gas for cooking. Luckily we had wood heat and could cook on the stove, vehicle differential lube was so stiff had a hard time moving the vehicles, if they started at all.

And the weather we had was balmy compared to the interior, went caribou hunting near Chicken and it got down to 70 below while there.

9 posted on 01/31/2012 10:55:32 PM PST by Sea Parrot (Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors... and miss. Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

As many here. I have been following the deep freeze in Alaska, Bearing Straights, northern Canada over the last few months. Getting a bit cold up there for those folks and animal life. And of course the huge snow falls in Europe and cold temps. Sounds as if the global warming phenomena has waned a bit........../sarc for the last statement.


10 posted on 01/31/2012 11:36:52 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Here have been our temps just outside of Denver for January. All in all, a pretty mild month for us here in CO:

January
Sun
1

OBSERVED

Hi 34°F
Lo 18°F

Precip (in)
0in.

Mon
2

OBSERVED

Hi 54°F
Lo 18°F

Precip (in)
0in.

Tue
3

OBSERVED

Hi 52°F
Lo 32°F

Precip (in)
0in.

Wed
4

OBSERVED

Hi 59°F
Lo 26°F

Precip (in)
0in.

Thu
5

OBSERVED

Hi 64°F
Lo 38°F

Precip (in)
0in.

Fri
6

OBSERVED

Hi 53°F
Lo 26°F

Precip (in)
0in.

Sat
7

OBSERVED

Hi 37°F
Lo 21°F

Precip (in)
0.12in.
8

OBSERVED

Hi 36°F
Lo 14°F

Precip (in)
0in.

9

OBSERVED

Hi 47°F
Lo 22°F

Precip (in)
0in.

10

OBSERVED

Hi 59°F
Lo 32°F

Precip (in)
0.02in.

11

OBSERVED

Hi 47°F
Lo 1°F

Precip (in)
0.22in.

12

OBSERVED

Hi 38°F
Lo 3°F

Precip (in)
0in.

13

OBSERVED

Hi 43°F
Lo 19°F

Precip (in)
0in.

14

OBSERVED

Hi 54°F
Lo 28°F

Precip (in)
0in.
15

OBSERVED

Hi 57°F
Lo 34°F

Precip (in)
0in.

16

OBSERVED

Hi 40°F
Lo 15°F

Precip (in)
0.07in.

17

OBSERVED

Hi 28°F
Lo 5°F

Precip (in)
0in.

18

OBSERVED

Hi 47°F
Lo 19°F

Precip (in)
0in.

19

OBSERVED

Hi 63°F
Lo 39°F

Precip (in)
0in.

20

OBSERVED

Hi 54°F
Lo 33°F

Precip (in)
0in.

21

OBSERVED

Hi 63°F
Lo 37°F

Precip (in)
0.02in.
22

OBSERVED

Hi 45°F
Lo 26°F

Precip (in)
0.02in.

23

OBSERVED

Hi 48°F
Lo 27°F

Precip (in)
0in.

24

OBSERVED

Hi 34°F
Lo 22°F

Precip (in)
0.02in.

25

OBSERVED

Hi 61°F
Lo 21°F

Precip (in)
0in.

26

OBSERVED

Hi 55°F
Lo 34°F

Precip (in)
0in.

27

OBSERVED

Hi 43°F
Lo 13°F

Precip (in)
0.03in.

28

OBSERVED

Hi 45°F
Lo 14°F

Precip (in)
0in.


11 posted on 01/31/2012 11:59:48 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Marine_Uncle
Getting a bit cold up there for those folks and animal life

I don't know how people and especially animals can make it up there. I think they need to build those animals some cabins so they can get out of the cold :) I know my little 3.5 pound Chihuahua wouldn't be able to do any Call of the Wild stuff. He shivers when it's 60 degrees out.

12 posted on 02/01/2012 12:03:32 AM PST by beaversmom
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To: wardaddy; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Since I’m currently in the PNW, we’ve heard how cold it is up there. We had a very, very dry fall, to the point they were talking “drought”.

However, in the last few weeks, the snow pack in the Cascades has increased to the point where we no longer have to fear a drought! They had to shut down the ski resorts so that they could dig the ski lifts out of the snow.

This week, though, we are expecting temps in the mid to high 50s, and sun.

That is NOT normal at all.

Last year here was cold and wet, and we had only three weeks of summer. For this area, that was worse than a downer.


13 posted on 02/01/2012 12:05:40 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Darnright; ApplegateRanch; Berlin_Freeper; SolitaryMan; golux; SteamShovel; ...
Thanx for the ping Ernest_at_the_Beach !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

14 posted on 02/01/2012 1:05:38 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Just be sure to keep Algore out of AK. His visit could initiate the next Ice Age.


15 posted on 02/01/2012 2:31:20 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I live in King Salmon, AK and work for NWS at the airport.

It’s been very cold, very long and we finally started warming up this week. It’s almost above freezing (31F above) right now at 2:20AM Wednesday morning.

WooHoo!


16 posted on 02/01/2012 3:33:59 AM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yeah it was a bit nippy this last weekend, was -31F near my house just north of Wasilla. But it was almost balmy yesterday, I hear Anchorage may have 80mph winds today.

Its been quite a few years since I saw some decently cold temps, even with synthetic brake fluid I could feel the difference in pedal pressure, and if I didn’t have synthetic gear lube and engine oil the truck would have been hard to start and to get it down the road.

This may be my last winter in Alaska, next year I plan on being some where warmer, six months of winter up here is just too long.


17 posted on 02/01/2012 3:57:43 AM PST by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
A friend sent me this on FB. Looks photoshopped to me.
18 posted on 02/01/2012 4:28:44 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: TexasRepublic

The Rains are coming folks! Get ready because when they come its going to be like the Monsoon. Get batteries and flashlights, get your radios ready and food for 3 days at least. Be prepared for its goin’ to rain and rain hard! Clean out your drains and be ready with cloths and valuables to be rushed to the Red Cross center. March will be the wettest on record. I hope I am wrong. Flooding coming to any city near a major river. BE READY & LIVE!


19 posted on 02/01/2012 6:05:23 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: TexasRepublic

That is why I live in Texas! :)


20 posted on 02/01/2012 7:00:48 AM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Grampa Dave; tubebender; budwiesest; forester

Hey Ernest... we’re planning a summer trip up the Alcan Hwy to celebrate our 50th. I wasn’t planning to buy snow tires for the motorhome!!! (grin)


21 posted on 02/01/2012 8:54:21 AM PST by SierraWasp (I'm done being disappointed by "He/She is the only one who can win" and being embarrassed later!!!)
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To: beaversmom

It is a bit hard to even comprehend what they must go through.


22 posted on 02/01/2012 12:07:21 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: wolfcreek

Is that what passes for a “hot” chick in Alaska?


23 posted on 02/01/2012 6:20:38 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Marine_Uncle

As a kid, we used to live in Limestone, Maine and then came to CO. So I’m used to snow and cold, but I wouldn’t make it 5 minutes out in the wild in that kind of weather. Would love to visit AK someday during their brief warm period.


24 posted on 02/01/2012 8:12:28 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: Sea Parrot

EEEEK!!

That’s too cold.


25 posted on 02/01/2012 8:19:47 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: beaversmom
I've skied the western mountains as well as primarily many years in Vermont, during the really cold cycle during the seventies and eigthies. Lowest temps I walked about late at night in a valley say a few miles from Killington Vermont was -38F. Skied in -25F at Jackson Hole Wy..
But as you mentioned, it is very dangerous to be outside un-properly dressed to the hilt, in the temps parts of Alaska and the NW Canada provinces are now experiencing.
My dad fifty years back described in detail how bad things where for him and his few signal corps Army associates at Fort Churchill, Manitoba back in the 1940's during WW2 when they would routinely experience below 50 conditions.
Real gradual global warming would be better for all humans and animal and plant life alike. Shame it is not the case.
26 posted on 02/01/2012 11:13:34 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest. Someone at work mentioned below-zero temps and storms in the Balkans.


27 posted on 02/02/2012 5:55:11 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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