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Freeze Watch In Effect for SE Oregon
National Weather Service ^ | 22AUG2012 | Wright

Posted on 08/22/2012 9:57:50 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR 210 PM PDT WED AUG 22 2012

...WIDESPREAD FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE FRIDAY MORNING...

.COOL HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OVER THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT WINDS WILL LEAD TO ADDITIONAL COOLING WITH FREEZING TEMPERATURES POSSIBLE OVER MUCH OF NORTHERN KLAMATH AND LAKE COUNTIES FRIDAY MORNING.

ORZ029>031-231100- /O.NEW.KMFR.FZ.A.0011.120824T1000Z-120824T1500Z/ KLAMATH BASIN- NORTHERN AND EASTERN KLAMATH COUNTY AND WESTERN LAKE COUNTY- CENTRAL AND EASTERN LAKE COUNTY- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEATTY...CHEMULT...CRESCENT... GILCHRIST...SPRAGUE RIVER 210 PM PDT WED AUG 22 2012

...FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FOR FRIDAY MORNING.

* TEMPERATURES: 28 TO 32. SOME LOW SPOTS MAY FALL INTO THE MID 20S.

* TIMING: THE COLDEST TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED AROUND DAWN FRIDAY MORNING.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE: BEATTY...CHEMULT...CRESCENT...GILCHRIST... SPRAGUE RIVER.

* IMPACTS: SENSITIVE CROPS AND VEGETATION COULD BE DAMAGED OR KILLED IF NOT PROTECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.

&&

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WRIGHT


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: agw; climatechangehoax; freeze; globalwarminghoax; hotaircult; oregon; taxtheworld; watch

1 posted on 08/22/2012 9:58:01 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Does this often happen in late August, or are the AGW types going to go into contortions to explain how greenhouse-gas induced global warming is causing unseasonable cold spells in Oregon?


2 posted on 08/22/2012 10:00:23 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

When I was growing up, August was the hottest, most humid month of the year.

Here in upstate New York, our heating system has kicked on in the wee hours of the morning the past two nights. I expect it to do so later this morning as well.


3 posted on 08/22/2012 10:04:36 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Please drift north to Seattle!

Three straight weeks of above average temps and/or ultra high humidity.

Enough!

I’m ready for some football and autumn leaves!


4 posted on 08/22/2012 10:09:17 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Jack Hydrazine

And it’s only August 22nd!

More headlines that support a coming cold winter for the US.

141 record lows yesterday (Aug 18, 2012) and 8 record highs
http://iceagenow.info/2012/08/141-record-lows-yesterday-8-record-highs/

Snow record broken in South Africa (Aug 12, 2012)
http://iceagenow.info/2012/08/snow-record-broken-south-africa/
(video)
http://iceagenow.info/2012/08/south-africa-johannesburg-marvels-rare-snowfall/

New South Wales records one of the coldest August nights ever
http://iceagenow.info/2012/08/south-wales-records-coldest-august-nights/

Home page
http://iceagenow.info/


5 posted on 08/22/2012 10:13:28 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: The_Reader_David

Everything causes AGW!

Warm globally, cool locally!


6 posted on 08/22/2012 10:15:46 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; All

I just bought some oak firewood from Bahara’s in Sunnyvale, CA. The guy who sold me the wood says the woodsmen in the Sierra foothills are predicting a cold and wet winter. They say the ground squirrels are burrowing far up the river banks (getting ready for a flood next spring) and the deer are coming down much lower from the mountains much earlier this year. He says these guys know their stuff. Definite nip in the morning air in the SF Bay Area the last week or so and the Chinese Pistache trees are starting to turn already! My Sedum Autumn Joy is just turning red, too.


7 posted on 08/22/2012 10:17:42 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Jack Hydrazine

What?


8 posted on 08/22/2012 10:19:18 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob

Alaska’s mountain snow refusing to melt this summer
http://iceagenow.info/2012/08/alaskas-mountain-snow-refusing-melt-summer/


9 posted on 08/22/2012 10:23:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: All

This is a ridiculous error of some sort.

First, Chemult and the others are in southwest OR, not southeast.

The actual forecast low temperature for Friday morning, apart from this silly derelict freeze watch, is 43-45 degrees F.


10 posted on 08/22/2012 10:30:52 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

http://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=ORZ031&warncounty=ORC037&firewxzone=ORZ625&local_place1=&product1=Freeze+Watch


11 posted on 08/22/2012 10:32:16 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: steve86

That sounds better but is still pretty cold for August.


12 posted on 08/22/2012 10:33:54 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob

They adjusted it, see #11.


13 posted on 08/22/2012 10:36:43 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: arrogantsob
Now after doing some add'l research I'm not so sure. The forecast lows for pretty much the entire NW have just been dramatically lowered. Here in SE Washington the forecast low Friday night is now 48. The is an arid desert area, elevation below 500 asl and up until a couple hours ago the forecast HIGH for Saturday-Sunday was 100-102 (which would be typical for this area in August, just a few degrees above normal) and the forecast low had been about 62. Now the forecast HIGH has been lowered to 86 and the low as I say to 48. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS IS MY ALMOST 60 YEARS HERE! What are they expecting -- Yellowstone Caldera to erupt tomorrow or something????

I am planning a trip to the Oregon mountains tomorrow night and until this came up was worried about being uncomfortable in the previously expected high daytime temps of low 90s. Now it looks like I have to take WINTER SUPPLIES. BIZARRE beyond anything I have ever seen weatherwise!

14 posted on 08/22/2012 10:43:43 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: ltc8k6

The surface map shows a cold front coming through (understatement) with the jet stream dipping to suit. But the magnitude of the summer temperature change is unparalleled in my lengthy experience here. I do remember snow in Spokane in early June as a kid, but of course it hadn’t warmed up yet and certainly not into the triple digits.


15 posted on 08/22/2012 10:49:12 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I live in NE Oregon, in the high desert, and anything below the high 90’s would be welcome, although we do see a +40 degree temp swing overnight, and no humidity.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 10:50:36 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

This Global Warming is getting to be a real pain in the rear.


17 posted on 08/22/2012 10:51:05 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

From another forum about this freeze watch.

“I see! That is why the Canadian Geese have been flocking early in Sonoma County, California.
For the past 2-3 weeks I have seen large crowds of the geese feeding in several fields. They are about 2 months early this year, but this may explain why they are here so early. Normally, the geese land in short grass fields, but the farmers have not cut the grass for some time. It’s strange to see just the heads of the guards that keep watch while the rest feed.
Looks like we may be in for some nasty weather this winter.”


18 posted on 08/22/2012 10:52:32 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: steve86

If you go to this link you’ll see the size of the watch area.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mfr/


19 posted on 08/22/2012 10:55:00 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: NautiNurse

Ping to some bizarre weather in a distant part of the country (for you). I always follow your hurricane threads, but this is truly “unexpected” and the magnitude and speed of the temperature drop is unparalleled up here. I note that the all-time recorded low for the date is 34-36 for most of these places, now expecting 28 (down from about 48 a couple nights previous).


20 posted on 08/22/2012 10:56:29 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You can probably understand why I initially thought this was an absurd mistake of some kind.


21 posted on 08/22/2012 10:57:41 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: factoryrat

I’m going to Ukiah tomorrow evening.


22 posted on 08/22/2012 10:58:44 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Funny you mention the geese. I saw a HUGE flock this morning on my way to work — south SF Bay near Alviso (right adjacent to the bottom of the Bay). It was unusual to see them this early.


23 posted on 08/22/2012 10:59:58 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: steve86

Chemult has an average January low of about 20F, only a few degrees below the forecast for the coming nights!


24 posted on 08/22/2012 11:01:49 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

So did I. Kinda reminds me of the intense snowstorm that passed through a place in northern Oklahoma two or three years ago that dropped the temperature to -31 degrees below zero for a short time. I thought it was an error but it was confirmed as being just that.


25 posted on 08/22/2012 11:04:11 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

More info on that storm.
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/oun/?n=events-20110208


26 posted on 08/22/2012 11:06:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Up here in Northern MN the trees are turning fall colors in spots the local tribes told me they haven’t seen this in many years... It IS sporadic, but the fire maples are starting to turn here as well as are other species...


27 posted on 08/22/2012 11:29:04 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: zeestephen

Quitchur bitchin!!

I moved here in 79 and think this last decade was the worst weatherwise since then.

I have the Puget Sound Energy bills, and they detail average temp this month vs last year this month, going back about 4 years worth, and there is no doubt the last 3-5 years have been MUCH cooler than average!

And I plant gardens every year, and this year the yield is the best it’s been since about 1997.

PS I live south of Auburn at the north end of Pierce county.


28 posted on 08/22/2012 11:41:25 PM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

As much as I don’t like long periods of cold winter, I would welcome one this year just to kill the mosquitoes here in Dallas. It’s been brutal after last year’s mild winter.


29 posted on 08/22/2012 11:58:21 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It’s been right cool up here in NW Oregon, so the fact that there is a freeze warning in the high desert doesn’t surprise me.

I hope it’s close to the annual forest fires we have, and will help those folks.


30 posted on 08/23/2012 12:03:11 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: dandiegirl

Unfortunately, according to our local news it appears that your mosquitoes are moving south to Houston.


31 posted on 08/23/2012 12:36:04 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Global warming.


32 posted on 08/23/2012 1:08:48 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: steve86

A freeze warning isn’t always a general affectation. Low lying areas can indeed wax colder than the general forecast temperature.


33 posted on 08/23/2012 1:24:26 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: JDoutrider

Did you live in Minnesota in 1996 when the state record for cold was exceeded by 1 degree at -60F?


34 posted on 08/23/2012 1:28:23 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: steve86
We just had an incredible cold front come through Central Texas. Dropped down to 66 F on the back side, while the front side peaked at over 100 F that day. There was a 30 degree drop as the front came through. It had enough density to keep us unusually cool for a couple of days. Now back up to mid-90's F. The Eastern Pacific has been cold for over a year. We should feel it this fall.

Classic cold PDO phase that has been warmed by the summer sun. Looks like just a mild El Nino trend so far. Found this chart showing the cold front that punched out a path through central Texas.


35 posted on 08/23/2012 3:54:27 AM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: Jack Hydrazine; SkyDancer
It's been a strange summer.

My family usually starts hearing crickets around our place in early August. We started hearing them in mid-July. (The "old wive's tale" suggests that when you hear your first crickets you can count 6 weeks before your first frost.)

Everything seems accelerated this summer.

The local geese have been flocking up into bigger flocks and making their treks out to the corn fields earlier as well.

36 posted on 08/23/2012 4:19:16 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I was at the Highland Games in Baker City, Oregon two years ago (August 27th), and it was snowing in the mountains surrounding the city. The high in Baker City was 50 that day, and it was raining and windy. Not my idea of summer weather (except in San Francisco).

One of my co-workers was on a hunting trip nearby that weekend, and she said that it got into the high 20s at night, so this kind of weather in SE Oregon is not unprecedented.


37 posted on 08/23/2012 5:48:55 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator
so this kind of weather in SE Oregon is not unprecedented.

Where I'm headed later today (about 4,250 ft msl), tonight's forecast is 6 degrees lower than the all-time recorded low for the date in 1910.

38 posted on 08/23/2012 9:16:05 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: steve86

Well, have fun!


39 posted on 08/23/2012 10:08:12 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

My weather forecaster is Myrtle, my neighbor’s turtle. So far, she hasn’t built her winter hidey-hole.

And I’ve not seen a wooly creapy crawler, a sure cold weather sign.

I’ve seen several rattlers, which means there’re bunch of rats and mice close by.

And my corns don’t hurt, so I’m forecasting six more weeks of 95 degree weather! (Hee Hee)


40 posted on 08/23/2012 10:54:12 AM PDT by jayrunner
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To: Disambiguator

Thank you. Those Elkhorn mountains west of North Powder (8,500’) can have snow anytime as well as the Wallowa, of course.


41 posted on 08/23/2012 12:05:55 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Puckster

Thankfully No! My wife is from this area and has seen that sort of cold... Coldest I’ve seen since moving out here from the coast is 43 below. It doesn’t seem to make much difference when it gets colder than that!


42 posted on 08/23/2012 12:58:25 PM PDT by JDoutrider
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