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Blizzards could blight Barack Obama's inauguration
The Australian ^ | January 12, 2009 | Agence France-Presse

Posted on 01/12/2009 5:17:41 AM PST by re_tail20

A STEEP temperature drop, a blizzard and a downpour could assail the millions expected to attend Barack Obama's presidential inauguration on January 20, officials said.

"Just given a sunny pleasant 50-degree day, just having that many people around town will be a problem, so any sort of weather issue on top of that is only going to exacerbate that,'' warned Christopher Strong, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

"No matter what happens, we'll be as well prepared as we can be given the enormous potential for crowds.''

Average late January temperatures in Washington fluctuate between minus six and plus four degrees Celsius, while the median temperature sits at about 2.7 degrees Celsius.

(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.news.com.au ...


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1 posted on 01/12/2009 5:17:47 AM PST by re_tail20
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To: re_tail20

Just have Al Gore circle DC in his 4-engine private jet.


2 posted on 01/12/2009 5:18:57 AM PST by Overseez
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To: re_tail20

Just as long as algore is there...........


3 posted on 01/12/2009 5:19:27 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (I is a dis in french fried voter.)
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To: re_tail20

I always said it would be a cold day in hell when Marxists took over this country


4 posted on 01/12/2009 5:20:52 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: re_tail20

I have been praying for this EXACT thing for some time, now. A blizzard for the record books, please?


5 posted on 01/12/2009 5:21:39 AM PST by Howie66 (To the RAT Party: How can I question your patriotism? You have none, so what's your point?)
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To: re_tail20

The real God is sending a message to the fake God. Nothing would amuse me more!


6 posted on 01/12/2009 5:21:41 AM PST by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: re_tail20

Blizzards could blight Barack Obama’s inauguration

I always said, “It’ll be a cold day in hell when...”


7 posted on 01/12/2009 5:23:01 AM PST by chainsaw
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Well, let’s see in Mexico when they feared some foul play, at the stroke of MIDNIGHT,secretly before a judge, and the cameras Felipe Calderon took his pledge to uphold the Mexican Constitution, and it was all over... Zip Squat and tat.
All the uprising and fear of mobs and crowds had nothing to do but read the papers.


8 posted on 01/12/2009 5:24:26 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: silverleaf
I always said it would be a cold day in hell when Marxists took over this country

Move over, Nostradamus!

9 posted on 01/12/2009 5:24:35 AM PST by Turret Gunner A20
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To: re_tail20
Talk about irony! And people say God has no sense of humor. Hah!
10 posted on 01/12/2009 5:25:24 AM PST by jwparkerjr (God Bless America!)
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To: re_tail20

I was hoping there would be some good news for the day. The harder it blows and snows might make me tune in for a few snickers.


11 posted on 01/12/2009 5:25:46 AM PST by dforest (Is there any good idea out there that Obama doesn't lay claim to anymore?)
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To: re_tail20

White out...


12 posted on 01/12/2009 5:26:15 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

Lol! You beat me....


13 posted on 01/12/2009 5:26:15 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: Howie66

Not me, I am hoping for the most beautiful weather anyone would ask for.

I want to see how a large group of his voters interact, kind of like watching an anthill.

That many idiots all shoved together at once is bound to be entertaining for those of us out in the sticks.


14 posted on 01/12/2009 5:26:40 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: re_tail20

global warming initiative

15 posted on 01/12/2009 5:26:55 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: re_tail20

The 10 day forecast says 39 and Sunny so there’s still a good chance of bad weather.


16 posted on 01/12/2009 5:28:19 AM PST by relee ('Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away)
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To: re_tail20

Blizzard for the inauguration fits in perfectly with the $hit storm about to hit the country.


17 posted on 01/12/2009 5:28:33 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat. But they know what's best.)
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To: re_tail20
Just hope for the weather they had for Reagan's 1985 Inaugural....wind chill in the -20’s....I was there with a horse in a tent....
18 posted on 01/12/2009 5:29:38 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: relee

“The 10 day forecast says 39 and Sunny so there’s still a good chance of bad weather.”

Your convoluted analysis and logic makes my hair hurt.


19 posted on 01/12/2009 5:30:08 AM PST by PurpleMan
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To: re_tail20

It won’t get to 20 in DC this Friday. It will warm up a bit by Sunday, but the next cold front should arrive just in time for the Tuesday Global Warming Celebration. Gratitude to Canada for supplying the cold air and to whoever supplied the postitive PNA weather pattern to send it here.


20 posted on 01/12/2009 5:30:19 AM PST by palmer (Some third party malcontents don't like Palin because she is a true conservative)
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To: re_tail20

Hundreds of thousands of people who do not have a good historical record of being well prepared, standing outside in brutal cold temperatures for hours is a recipe for disaster.


21 posted on 01/12/2009 5:31:30 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: re_tail20

Heh! Let the B***ards freeze to death in the dark.


22 posted on 01/12/2009 5:32:14 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Abathar

I am ambivalent about wishing for good or bad weather.

If bad weather, the media will blame the less than expected crowd size on the weather.

If a bright sunny day, how will the Obamedia explain away the less than expected number of people? Oh, I know, they will just lie about the numbers.


23 posted on 01/12/2009 5:32:23 AM PST by maica (Barack Obama is a Weathermen Project.)
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To: silverleaf

Almost identical to my own thoughts.


24 posted on 01/12/2009 5:34:08 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Da Coyote

Reference your post # 22:

AMEN!


25 posted on 01/12/2009 5:35:02 AM PST by sport
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To: palmer

If it’s the Alaskan cold moving in, we should thank Sarah :-)


26 posted on 01/12/2009 5:35:30 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Dixie Yooper

LOL! liberal-sicles littering the streets.

My prediction- a lot of these true believers like churches that are loading up busses and just heading east or north- these folks are gonna end up in emergency shelters (some may not make it alive)

In the aftermath of zerO’s coronation, DC is gonna’ look like hurricane Katrina redux- except with life threatening temperatures.


27 posted on 01/12/2009 5:36:04 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: silverleaf

Perfect response.


28 posted on 01/12/2009 5:36:39 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Taglinitus: There's no known cure!)
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To: maica

If it’s a nice sunny day the meme will be that the heavens are shining down and smiling on Chicago Jesus.


29 posted on 01/12/2009 5:37:00 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Building Code Under Fire)
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To: re_tail20

With that many democrats in one place the oder is going to be real bad.


30 posted on 01/12/2009 5:38:13 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: re_tail20

31 posted on 01/12/2009 5:38:38 AM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: Dixie Yooper

The United States has an Inauguration every fourth January 20th. Never has there been this much anguish over the expected weather. I have been to three inaugurations. One in sunshine with a foot of snow on the ground, one in rain, and one in freezing rain.

A much worse modern problem that will cause anguish and anger for unprepared people is all of the security checkpoints, fences, blockades, etc that prevent normal movement around the Capitol area.

That will cause much frustration!

On the other hand, I believe that crowd expectation has been wildly overestimated.


32 posted on 01/12/2009 5:39:47 AM PST by maica (Barack Obama is a Weathermen Project.)
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To: silverleaf

Like the little kid in that scary Bruce Willis movie said, “I see dead people”.


33 posted on 01/12/2009 5:43:32 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Howie66
Betting there will be a second inauguration event...on the day that George Washington took the oath (April)...Obama will think this is a greast idea and will boost the economy.

Look for many special events for Obama...He's soooo Hollywood...

34 posted on 01/12/2009 5:46:54 AM PST by Sacajaweau (I'm planting corn...Have to feed my car...)
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To: maica
That will cause much frustration!

Not to mention the extra time spent standing outside waiting in line. If this ends up like the Promise Keepers event from the late 90's or that smaller event that happened a few months earlier, many people will die from exposure.

35 posted on 01/12/2009 5:48:38 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Jeremiah Jr; Diego1618; freema; Lijahsbubbe; null and void; F15Eagle
"Watch for signs of frostbite ... watch for signs of hypothermia -- shivering and numbness, confusion ... slurred speech,'' the local government warned on its website.

blizzard : inauguration : : Obama : America

Inauguration of Desolation ping.

36 posted on 01/12/2009 5:49:00 AM PST by Ezekiel (Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.)
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To: prismsinc

God already sent a message. It was

“I’m giving you a clear choice between good and evil, between the Kingdom of God and the World of Satan. Choose with your vote.”

The country chose.


37 posted on 01/12/2009 5:50:53 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: silverleaf
"I always said it would be a cold day in hell when Marxists took over this country"

LOL! bttt

38 posted on 01/12/2009 5:51:01 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("Every free act transcends matter, which is why any form of materialism is anti-liberty" - Gagdad)
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To: Abathar

Oh, this is going to be gooooood.

Cold weather, snow, 6000 attendees per portapottie.


39 posted on 01/12/2009 5:51:52 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: Da Coyote

That’s what they intend for us.

Freezing in the dark, because they’ve made energy consumption so expensive that none but they can afford it.


40 posted on 01/12/2009 5:52:56 AM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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To: re_tail20

I’m thinking freezing rain with sleet. That’s always miserable.

But I hope not. Remember our truly honorable men guarding the Tomb of the Unknowns. They will be on duty no matter what the weather.


41 posted on 01/12/2009 5:57:35 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Political correctness is a form of censorship!)
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To: MrB

I’m not gonna give either choice that much credit.

Listen, I’ve got this Obama thing figured out. 10 years of booming prosperity has led to a large population of idiots, morons and slackers. Quality employees are often overlooked because they don’t brown nose, or they don’t “show up” the manager with their skills.

What’s a solid employ to do? Many of them left their company to start their own business, leaving a vacuum of talent filled by the first available “idiot-moron-slacker” available.

Former employees left behind methods that can run almost on auto-pilot, thus making it REAL easy to create an overpaid, underworked employee.

Guess what? There’s no room for slacking and brown nosing anymore in this economy, and these bad employees are the first to KNOW when they’re expendable. Do you realize how many idiots have jobs that can be phased out in a slow economy? These people are EMPTY inside. They don’t have faith in God, so they don’t have faith in themselves. It’s a reflection of who they are.

These people are clueless. They gravitate to the first clueless idiot that sounds good, because that’s how they’ve gotten by half their life. “HOPE!” “CHANGE!” for the imbelcile. The middle finger? That’s how they react when they felt threatened at work. They think that’s sooooo clever of the “O”!

I could write a book on it. “Rebellion of the idiots! The Obama phenom explained” would be the title.

So you see, we’ve become victims of our own prosperity, unfortunately. These idiots are gonna have to suffer to get it. I, for one, don’t feel sorry for any of them.


42 posted on 01/12/2009 6:01:38 AM PST by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: MrB

I feel for the poor Cops and Firefighters stationed along the parade route. They are the first to get there and the last to leave. The parade goers made their own decision to face the weather ,those on duty have to be there.


43 posted on 01/12/2009 6:03:06 AM PST by Venturer
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To: MrB

I feel for the poor Cops and Firefighters stationed along the parade route. They are the first to get there and the last to leave. The parade goers made their own decision to face the weather ,those on duty have to be there.


44 posted on 01/12/2009 6:03:20 AM PST by Venturer
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To: re_tail20
No strollers, walkers, canes, handicapped parking, bathrooms and now the weather. The only logical answer is...
Obama HATES The Elderly and Disabled!

45 posted on 01/12/2009 6:05:30 AM PST by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: re_tail20
And then the skies will clear.



46 posted on 01/12/2009 6:06:06 AM PST by vietvet67
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To: PurpleMan

Alberta Clippers tend to be unpredictable.


47 posted on 01/12/2009 6:12:39 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: All

It’s going to be Katrina all over again. Quick, blame BUSH, FEMA, HALAEXXOMOBLWARMING!


48 posted on 01/12/2009 6:13:14 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (I is a dis in french fried voter.)
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To: Dixie Yooper

... many people will die from exposure.

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Good grief!
That is a ridiculous statement!
Washington DC will have more LEOs and other emergency-prepared personnel per capita than any other place in the world on Jan 20, 2009. Cold people will just have to go into a warm building.


49 posted on 01/12/2009 6:18:07 AM PST by maica (Barack Obama is a Weathermen Project.)
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To: maica

To be honest the liklihood of snow is rare.

These storms that come out of the west seldom put any snow in Washington DC. It could be bitterly cold though.

You see whenthe storms come out of the west they hit the mountains and are slanted north and we miss the snow. Our bad weather comes when a storm carrying Gulf waters comes up out of the south and then hits a cold weather pattern sweeping down from the north. When that happens we get it. Snow up to our butts.


50 posted on 01/12/2009 6:27:03 AM PST by Venturer
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