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December coldest on record for Tampa Bay area
St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 4, 2011 | Danny Valentine

Posted on 01/04/2011 3:28:08 PM PST by Vlad The Inhaler

It's official, Tampa Bay: December 2010 was the coldest December in recorded history.

Overall, the average daily temperature, the high and the low divided by two, was about 10 degrees below the norm for the month.

Tampa set a new record low at 53.2 degrees, besting the previous record of 54.5 degrees in 1935. It was even colder than January 2010's record-breaking cold snap.

St. Petersburg's 56.3 degrees beat a record of 56.9, also from 1935.

In Hernando County, Brooksville set a record at 52 degrees. The previous low was 54.1 in 1935.

St. Leo, in Pasco County, also set a record at 51.6 degrees, breaking the previous low of 52.1 in 1935.

Several areas throughout west-central and southwest Florida also set record lows.

Meteorologists say a complex weather system known as the Arctic Oscillation is largely responsible for the cold weather.

The Arctic Oscillation set up a large high-pressure system in the Atlantic Ocean. This high-pressure system blocks cold air from moving east and instead forces it south, meaning much colder weather for much of the Southeast United States.

Although the area is in a La Niña period, typically making for a milder winter, the effects of the Arctic Oscillation are strong enough to drive weather patterns.

Long-range forecasts show temperatures staying below average through January, according to the National Weather Service's Climate Prediction Center


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 22year; 22yearcycle; agw; algore; arcticoscillation; climate; ecofraud; ecoscam; fl; florida; globalcooling; globalwarming; halecycle; iceage; miniiceage; suncycle; sunspotcycle; sunspots
Several hard freezes.

Crops frozen, vegetable prices up 300% and more, tropical fish producers wiped out by the cold, manatees dying from the cold, electric bills sky high.

That darn global warming.

1 posted on 01/04/2011 3:28:14 PM PST by Vlad The Inhaler
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

Dam this cold weather, I actually had to put long pants on this year.


2 posted on 01/04/2011 3:32:48 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...
I really must remember to send Al Gore a thank-you card for fixing that global warming bit. I think he's overdone it a bit, tho'...

Florida Freeper


3 posted on 01/04/2011 3:39:08 PM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

Just think how cold it would have been without global warming!


4 posted on 01/04/2011 3:40:57 PM PST by Gamecock (The resurrection of Jesus Christ is both historically credible and existentially satisfying. T.K.)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

What we are seeing here is the result of man made climate change.


5 posted on 01/04/2011 3:48:13 PM PST by rsobin
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

Cold all over Vegas had one of the Coldest New Years Eve’s ever, so they will just go back to preaching the ice age like they did in the 1970’s but of course the claim will be the same man global warming no matter how much they are proven wrong.

1,000 Scientists Challenge Global Warming in New Report

http://www.newsmax.com/MarcMorano/global-warming-u-n-/2011/01/03/id/381671

You wouldn’t bet on that! Las Vegas endures coldest ever New Year’s Eve

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1343279/You-wouldnt-bet-Las-Vegas-endures-coldest-New-Years-Eve.html#ixzz1A78NCETX


6 posted on 01/04/2011 4:04:52 PM PST by FromLori (FromLori">)
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To: driftdiver

It was awful.


7 posted on 01/04/2011 4:07:46 PM PST by screaminsunshine (Beware the Big Government Media Complex)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler
From a similar aticle in the Tampa Trib:

In Lakeland, the average temperature of 53.2 broke the record of 54.8, also from 1935.

It has been collllld as all get out here these past three weeks. On the bright side, played golf in upper 70 temps on Friday and Sunday!

8 posted on 01/04/2011 4:11:14 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Gamecock
Just think how cold it would have been without global warming!

There's a SciFi novel, "Fallen Angels", that has as part of the plot line that we were overdue for an Ice Age, and Global Warming was the only thing holding it off -- until the Enviro-weenies cut down on carbon emissions...

9 posted on 01/04/2011 4:17:29 PM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

Went to the viewing center at Apollo Beach by the power plant. The manatees were packed in tight!


10 posted on 01/04/2011 4:25:31 PM PST by tiredoflaundry (I will not be silenced. Winners do not compromise!)
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To: tiredoflaundry

I was born and raised in Tampa, I am telling those temps may not look that cold to many northerners but a wet cold in Florida is cold.


11 posted on 01/04/2011 4:48:38 PM PST by scooby321
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

We normally expect a freeze between Christmas and New Year.

This year the first freeze was during the first week of December.

If we are truly entering an era of global cooling, forget about saying Al Gore is a dummy, because we already knew that.

Be more concerned about your survival.


12 posted on 01/04/2011 4:58:43 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Vlad The Inhaler
Here in Tucson, we are looking for below-freezing temps for the fifth night in a row. Gotta go cover my plants again. Very unusual in my eight years living in this house. Usually no more than two nights in a row.

Must be global warming causing it.

13 posted on 01/04/2011 5:10:47 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: driftdiver; Vlad The Inhaler
Stop the War on Carbon! Bring back Global Warming!

14 posted on 01/04/2011 6:14:16 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: FlyVet
Must be global warming causing it.

Scientist Robert W. Felix, author of Not by Fire but by Ice, has long argued that the data in favour of coming mini ice age is more credible.

There are some other scientists that find the mini ice age theory more credible than global warming (and certainly, nonexistent anthropogenic one), among them the Brit Piers Corbyn:

From There's a mini ice age coming, says man who beats weather experts - The Daily Telegraph via The Sydney Morning Herald, 2010 December 21

And then, of course, within that, there is the pesky 22 year solar duplex (11+11) sunspot cycle, aka Hale Cycle.

15 posted on 01/04/2011 7:03:10 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: CutePuppy
I might be looking forward to that new Ice Age. In the not-so-distant past, maybe 100 years ago, there were rivers flowing through Tucson. They are now dry washes, except for during the monsoon storms.

We could become a tropical paradise. No problem with me.

There were the Hohokam people, in Arizona, that died out a few thousand years ago. They died out with climate change. They had pretty sophisticated, irrigated farming. But then, the rains went away.

Stuff happens. And Al Gore had no say in it.

If the rains come back, what's the problem?

If it comes back here, it might disappear somewhere else. Maybe the rain forests of Kauai turn into the mountain deserts of Arizona, and Arizona gets the rain forests. It happens.

16 posted on 01/04/2011 9:33:16 PM PST by FlyVet
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To: FlyVet
If it comes back here, it might disappear somewhere else.

Iceland and Greenland are prime examples of climate change, well before heavy (by some standards) exploration and use of hydrocarbons and polymers by humans.

So, the pseudo-"environmentalists" (Al Gore kind) are all wet on "man-made" reasons for GW or GC or flavour-of-the-day CC "explanation" of the kind "it's cold because of the global warming".

I might be looking forward to that new Ice Age. ... We could become a tropical paradise. No problem with me.

However, be careful what you wish for and don't get too comfortable with the idea of global cooling / mini ice age, just because it might be perceived as "better" for Arizona or Mojave desert. In general, the [unusually] cold weather wreaks more havoc for humans, leading to more deaths, illnesses and disruptions in important food and foodstuff supply than [unusually] warm weather.

Stuff happens. And Al Gore had no say in it.

Stuff does happen, but unfortunately Al Gore had plenty to say about that, most of it wrong and deliberately distorted. Would be great if politicians didn't resort to misusing and corrupting science (and scientists) in their nefarious get-rich-schemes by government fiat... but most of them don't go into "public service" out of philanthropy or goodness of their hearts anymore, do they? That's something that, like climate, also "changed" in the last couple of hundred years, but unlike climate, it's entirely man-made.

["public servise" is a subtle reference to Twilight Zone episode To Serve Man]

17 posted on 01/04/2011 10:47:58 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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["public service" is a subtle reference to Twilight Zone episode To Serve Man]
18 posted on 01/04/2011 11:01:31 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

Can we please start a “SUPPORT GLOBAL WARMING” campaign?


19 posted on 01/05/2011 3:55:22 AM PST by REPANDPROUDOFIT (General, sir, it is perfectly ok to call me "ma'am"!)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

We need to turn off those furnaces immediately and rescue ourselves from the global warming!

/end sarc


20 posted on 01/05/2011 4:52:25 AM PST by Soothesayer (smallpox is not a person)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

global warming =.=


21 posted on 01/05/2011 6:23:01 AM PST by cranked
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To: Joe Brower

This is my 4th winter in Tampa, last month was the FIRST time that I’ve had to turn the heat on in my apartment since I’ve been here..


22 posted on 01/05/2011 8:20:06 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: Joe Brower

Al Gore’s busy with the climate change with his wife. It’s icy and doesn’t she get half of all his ill gotten gains? Cheating is an inconvenient truth.


23 posted on 01/06/2011 9:48:21 AM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: Sun

And, Pinellas County had a major water main break. We were cold and scruffy for Christmas.


24 posted on 01/06/2011 9:49:37 AM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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To: Vlad The Inhaler

Hey, and if we thought security checks in the airport was slow, the snow delays were a killer.


25 posted on 01/06/2011 12:32:10 PM PST by Morpheus2009
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To: driftdiver
Dam this cold weather, I actually had to put long pants on this year.

I had to put on shoes and jettison my flip flops for a few days. When it's cold at the beach it seems a lot worse.

26 posted on 01/06/2011 12:41:42 PM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: floriduh voter
And, Pinellas County had a major water main break. We were cold and scruffy for Christmas.

Man I saw that on Bay News 9. It was huge. The main was like a 3 foot pipe. Good thing I live on the island.

27 posted on 01/06/2011 12:45:44 PM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: numberonepal

The reverse 911 was 4 days late. It’s a good thing I turned on Bay News 9 after being away all evening. Anyway, by the time I got a big pot to boil water, the boil was cancelled. I didn’t wear my contacts until the boil water was lifted. I was in a Christmas Eve concert but anything w/contact lenses is too iffy. Had enough eye problems prior to be vain on Christmas Eve so I wore my Scooby Doo type glasses instead. I was behind the bell ringers, the big piano and so no problem. We all looked the same in our choir robes anyway. They were HOT. Wearing choir robes is a contributor to global warming - seriesly.


28 posted on 01/08/2011 9:27:19 AM PST by floriduh voter (Sarah Palin correct about DEATH PANELS.)
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