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Canada is so cold residents are experiencing loud booms caused by 'frost quakes'
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 13:59 EST, 5 January 2014 | James Nye

Posted on 01/05/2014 1:12:25 PM PST by BenLurkin

While America collectively freaks out over their impending 'polar vortex', Canada is changing the game when it comes to cold weather phenomenon as reports of 'frost quakes' emerge from around Toronto and Ontario.

Indeed, as temperatures drop overnight to around -4f around the city hundreds of people are being startled by hearing large booms - causing them to think their homes are being broken into or gunshots are being fired.

In fact, they are merely hearing the after-effects of the frost quakes - or cryoseism - which are more commonly found on a glacier in the polar regions.

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1 posted on 01/05/2014 1:12:25 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin
It's the sound of liberal heads exploding.

Stay warm, Canadian FRiends.

2 posted on 01/05/2014 1:15:02 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: BenLurkin

While living in my cabin in Idaho at 3500’ or so elevation, during the real cold stretches, -20 and below, you’d hear trees cracking with the cold, almost like gunshots.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 1:15:15 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: BenLurkin
While America collectively freaks out over their impending 'polar vortex'...

I'm not freaking out, I'm just saddened that the Algor's environazis aren't sitting home, alone, in the dark, freezing.

4 posted on 01/05/2014 1:16:53 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: BenLurkin

Permafrost it turning permafrostier.


5 posted on 01/05/2014 1:17:34 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: BenLurkin

More commonly heard on large frozen lakes. Rather disconcerting to be sitting a mile out on ice and having a monster crack and heave rip across a lake.


6 posted on 01/05/2014 1:18:40 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto

I first heard about them here on FR just last week.

Pretty eerie !

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7 posted on 01/05/2014 1:19:51 PM PST by Mears
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To: BenLurkin

My wife and daughter just went to the beach. It’s a gorgeous day down here in Floriduh.


8 posted on 01/05/2014 1:20:01 PM PST by EricT. (ARBEIT MACHT FREI- now get back to work you taxpaying peasant!)
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To: jjotto

“Rather disconcerting to be sitting a mile out on ice and having a monster crack and heave rip across a lake.”

I’m thinking that’s one of the scenarios where, even if I made to it shore without further incident, I’d still have had an ‘accident’.


9 posted on 01/05/2014 1:24:38 PM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: Calvin Locke
I searched for "polar vortex" because I'd never heard the term. I found a Business Insider article saying they're somewhat similar to tornadoes but in the Arctic. As I read I wondered when they'd blame it all on global warming.

The very next paragraph said NOAA scientists say it's related to warming temperatures in the Arctic that can send these storms spinning off our way. But you had to read to the very last paragraph to learn that not all scientists think the current cold snap is caused by a polar vortex and that: "Many factors, including random chaos in the development of weather patterns, can produce such extreme winter events."

Talk about burying the lead!

10 posted on 01/05/2014 1:24:52 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Jane Long

Don’t worry...we got lots of tires to burn.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 1:27:44 PM PST by Edward Teach
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To: BenLurkin

It’s a global warming quake, kinda like the stuck ships in Antarctica...


12 posted on 01/05/2014 1:29:30 PM PST by CincyRichieRich (Pajama-boy-in-chief's beatings continue until morale improves.)
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To: BenLurkin

***’polar vortex’,***

Back in the olden days of a few years ago they referred to as “The Siberian Express” or “Alberta Clipper”.

“Polar Vortex” gives it a more fearful ring, like calling a rain storm a “drenchero” or a sandstorm now called a “haboob”.


13 posted on 01/05/2014 1:30:04 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: DemforBush

hehe

Even old-timers get VERY jumpy when they get too close.

Resorts that put out a lot of ice houses have portable bridges for when the cracks show up.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 1:33:08 PM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: BenLurkin

We hear frost related sounds on our lake. Sounds almost like some little animal chattering, but it’s the lake ice cracking.

When it gets really cold, like -20F or colder, the rafters in our home make banging noises which I believe are the nailed joints minutely shifting due to contracting parts.

When we go on the roof to shovel snow off, care must be taken to prevent the asphalt shingles from breaking. A thick dull plastic shovel works best.


15 posted on 01/05/2014 1:34:51 PM PST by redfreedom (All it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing - that's how the left took over.)
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To: BenLurkin

Here in the states we call those “Glowbull Warming Quakes”, and the only way to stop them is to elect demoncrats.


16 posted on 01/05/2014 1:38:38 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: BenLurkin
Current temps in Canada:

Toronto: 32
Ottawa: 23
Montreal: 26
Calgary: 3

Current temps in the US:

Billings, MT: 2
Minneapolis: -5
Bismarck,ND: -13

17 posted on 01/05/2014 1:39:09 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: jjotto
More commonly heard on large frozen lakes. Rather disconcerting to be sitting a mile out on ice and having a monster crack and heave rip across a lake.

Been hearing that on my little lake this year. Was wondering what it was till I figured it out about a week ago.

18 posted on 01/05/2014 1:41:23 PM PST by Partisan Gunslinger
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I’m thinking “polar vortex” will be the name of a Sci-Fi channel movie very, very soon.

“First there was the Sharknado...now comes the POLAR VORTEX!!!”


19 posted on 01/05/2014 1:44:03 PM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: Bernard Marx
"polar vortex"

Soon to be yet another, unmemorable SyFy Original Movie...

20 posted on 01/05/2014 1:50:58 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: BenLurkin

21 posted on 01/05/2014 1:56:04 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

“Slowly I turned...”


22 posted on 01/05/2014 1:57:40 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: EricT.
It’s a gorgeous day down here in Floriduh.

Yeahbut, we don't have the bugs when it's minus 20.

23 posted on 01/05/2014 1:57:49 PM PST by Libloather (Embrace the suck)
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To: BenLurkin

Tundra thunder


24 posted on 01/05/2014 1:57:54 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: BenLurkin

It’s going to be in the teens in Texas tonight. I’ve been thinking I might have to put on some shoes tomorrow.


25 posted on 01/05/2014 1:57:54 PM PST by bgill
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To: redfreedom
We hear frost related sounds on our lake. Sounds almost like some little animal chattering, but it’s the lake ice cracking.

"Did somebody say 'Crack'?"

26 posted on 01/05/2014 2:03:02 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: BenLurkin

Was camping in Sequoia National Park years ago at Mineral King. In winter
We were on a frozen lake that as it froze solid it would ever so slightly expand, moving the mountain.
I was looking for a mushroom cloud.


27 posted on 01/05/2014 2:09:46 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Bernard Marx
A polar vortex is more like a hurricane than a tornado, it is very large, continent sized. It creates a barrier over the poles so that warmer air from the temperate regions does not mix with the air inside the vortex. This is why there are ozone holes over the poles, because ozone naturally breaks down when it absorbs ultraviolet light, or through chemical reactions in extreme cold, and over the poles in darkness there is nothing to create ozone, or allow tropic air with ozone to replentish the air inside the vortex.

Considering that this spring over the anrartic saw the coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth, I would think there will be news about a large ozone hole over Antartica this last spring(fall).

28 posted on 01/05/2014 2:18:41 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Cementjungle

It’s -34F in Edmonton, AB, according to my cell phone app.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 2:19:32 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: EricT.
My wife and daughter just went to the beach. It’s a gorgeous day down here in Floriduh.

Just wait till a zombie outbreak. You will be running for your life, while I, with an axe, warm boots, and a thermos of hot chocolate, will clear out the zombiecicles in no time.

30 posted on 01/05/2014 2:22:42 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Jonty30
When cell phone apps from Accuweather get cold, they start to make up stuff........

Like so: this is ALL due to global warming.......

31 posted on 01/05/2014 2:23:10 PM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: BenLurkin
step by step ...
32 posted on 01/05/2014 2:36:45 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Jonty30

I guess that officially counts as “chilly”


33 posted on 01/05/2014 3:23:33 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Jonty30

-11F right now.


34 posted on 01/05/2014 3:27:26 PM PST by steve86 (Some things aren't really true but you wouldn't be half surprised if they were.)
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To: BenLurkin

The last time I was in Canada in the winter I saw something that I will probably never see again. It was called “hoar frost”, I may have misspelled it. It was ice crystals that just hung in the air. They didn’t seem to be falling just moving around a little. The sun was out and they just sparkled in the air. Beautiful!


35 posted on 01/05/2014 3:30:43 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Cementjungle

Our high today in Fargo: -15.

It’s already -18, dropping to about -36 tonight.


36 posted on 01/05/2014 3:35:57 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: gorush
Same here. About three years ago we had a cold freeze, and I heard several very loud cracks late in the evening.

When I got up the next day several large branches had cracked and were lying on the ground.

37 posted on 01/05/2014 3:42:11 PM PST by mware
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To: Arthur McGowan

egad!


38 posted on 01/05/2014 3:46:47 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

It’s 31 tonight in NE PA. Feels like a heat wave.


39 posted on 01/05/2014 3:48:58 PM PST by angcat
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To: BenLurkin

aka Frost Farts.


40 posted on 01/05/2014 3:49:37 PM PST by PJ-Comix (ObamaCare PAID Enrollment Prediction: 66,666)
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To: BenLurkin

We are having these cryoseisms in VT too. This is not really an issue about it being uncommonly cold. -4F is only moderately cold really.

The real issue is that it got cold right after we had a lot of rain. It’s not very common around here to have rain and then get subzero temps right afterwards.


41 posted on 01/05/2014 3:54:56 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Drenchero?


42 posted on 01/05/2014 3:56:44 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Lakeshark

Yeah, AccuWeather sucks now that Joe Bastardi has gone to WeatherBell.


43 posted on 01/05/2014 4:19:33 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: BenLurkin
I spent last Thursday night in a small town in central Quebec (well north of Montreal) and the temp when I arrived (8PM) was -42C (about -44F) and at 8AM Friday morning it was -40C (about -40F).Didn't hear any booms though...but was pleased to hear the sound of my car starting.
44 posted on 01/05/2014 4:21:47 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Straight Vermonter

***Drenchero?***

Drenchero, drechero. Whatever they call it. It is just a sownpour to me. I had to look it up last year after a big rainstorm and all the weathermen were calling it by that new name.


45 posted on 01/05/2014 4:26:18 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Bernard Marx

It’s just a huge dense cold high pressure system locked in place over eastern Canada and reinforced by the jet stream so it keeps spinning and sending cold air our way. Most Winters it kind of sits over Greenland farther East. All high and low pressure systems are types of vortexes. The Elites are just trying to sound all scary!


46 posted on 01/05/2014 4:30:10 PM PST by mdmathis6 (Secret Societies are like Sasquatch, you never catch one but they do leave footprints!)
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To: Cementjungle

A bit of warmer moist air is sending freezing rain to the North east so it’s not surprising Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal are a little warmer..but everything is ‘sposed to chill again Monday into Tuesday.


47 posted on 01/05/2014 4:33:49 PM PST by mdmathis6 (Secret Societies are like Sasquatch, you never catch one but they do leave footprints!)
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To: BenLurkin

Heard the booms or thunder up in Alaska on a lake there. Clear bright day and cold, and you hear thunder or a loud rumbling boom


48 posted on 01/05/2014 4:52:28 PM PST by Ponyexpress9790
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To: angcat
It’s 31 tonight in NE PA. Feels like a heat wave.

It's 74 at the moment here in Delray Beach... I won't complain.

49 posted on 01/05/2014 6:05:27 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: BenLurkin

“Cryoseisms” is the word for the day.


50 posted on 01/05/2014 6:09:56 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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