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Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits (PHOTOS)
RIA Novosti ^ | 19 December, 2012, | Yakov Andreev

Posted on 12/19/2012 1:07:11 PM PST by george76

Russia is enduring its harshest winter in over 70 years, with temperatures plunging as low as -50 degrees Celsius. Dozens of people have already died, and almost 150 have been hospitalized.

­The country has not witnessed such a long cold spell since 1938, meteorologists said, with temperatures 10 to 15 degrees lower than the seasonal norm all over Russia.

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The Moscow region saw temperatures of -17 to -18 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, and the record cold temperatures are expected to linger for at least three more days. Thermometers in Siberia touched -50 degrees Celsius, which is also abnormal for December.

(Excerpt) Read more at rt.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Russia
KEYWORDS: cold; globalcooling; globalwarming; globullwarming; recordcold

1 posted on 12/19/2012 1:07:17 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

How is this possible when the alarmists claim that the Arctic is melting?


2 posted on 12/19/2012 1:08:59 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: george76

I could be wrong but I think we are on track to be one of the coldest winters on record in Fairbanks this winter too. Globull warming my behind!


3 posted on 12/19/2012 1:11:43 PM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: george76

Warmest December I can Remember here in Austin....I had the AC on last night and my top is STILL off my jeep a week before Christmas....strange weather.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 1:13:57 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: george76

If it supports AGW, such as the mild start to winter here in Northeast Ohio, then it’s significant, serious, and a sign of AGW.

If you’re freezing your tail off in Alaska or Siberia, then it’s just WEATHER, and weather is not climate.

This game is easy to play. Has to be easy or liberals couldn’t do it.


5 posted on 12/19/2012 1:17:22 PM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

78 here.
It was 18 last week!


6 posted on 12/19/2012 1:17:33 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: george76

It’s like all the cold air tipped off the N. Pole onto them leaving us high and warm.

So sorry Ruskys.


7 posted on 12/19/2012 1:17:56 PM PST by DManA
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To: george76

It’s like all the cold air tipped off the N. Pole onto them leaving us high and warm.

So sorry Ruskys.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 1:18:18 PM PST by DManA
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To: george76

-50? That’s cold even by MN standards.


9 posted on 12/19/2012 1:19:30 PM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: george76

It’s Gorebull Warming, I tell ya!!


10 posted on 12/19/2012 1:22:29 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: BenLurkin

A couple of years ago, I had one of these global warming enthusiasts explain to me that global warming can cause an ice age.

He began citing alot of references from different authorities that I do not care to know.

I just shook my head and walked away.

You cannot reason with those that are locked in to a radical religion like global warming.

bobo


11 posted on 12/19/2012 1:24:17 PM PST by bobo1 (I)
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To: george76
Most of these pictures look just like Minnesota in January. The only difference from what I can tell is the Russians look like they're taxed less.

Thanks Mark Dayton!

12 posted on 12/19/2012 1:24:51 PM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: Dead Corpse

It’s -58 Fahrenheit if you’re used to using that scale. Yikes!


13 posted on 12/19/2012 1:32:09 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: beethovenfan
Is Algore there lecturing Siberians on Glowbull Wharming?

If not can we talk him into going?
They might use him to feed their boilers.

14 posted on 12/19/2012 1:34:50 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: george76

It’s global cooling!! Don’t be a GC denier!

We aren’t pumping enough carbon into the atmosphere to prevent the coming ice age!!


15 posted on 12/19/2012 1:37:01 PM PST by TheDon (Criminalizing self defense contributed to the Sandy Hook massacre.)
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To: Dead Corpse
-50? That’s cold even by MN standards.

That is -58 Fahrenheit! My outdoor thermometers don't go that low. Wow.
16 posted on 12/19/2012 1:41:51 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: bobo1

Warm globally, cool locally!


17 posted on 12/19/2012 1:42:36 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: george76

Before the lights go off in our beloved Republic, I will travel to Russia and pay a Russkie to give me a tour of the Kremlin as a thank you to Presient Reagan for gaining us an additional 25 years of freedom.


18 posted on 12/19/2012 1:44:55 PM PST by MattinNJ (Col. West in 2016!!!!!!!!)
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To: george76
Global Warming!!!!

19 posted on 12/19/2012 1:46:45 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I had a wife like that.

bobo


20 posted on 12/19/2012 1:47:18 PM PST by bobo1 (I)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Thanks for the laugh. It’s the best Gore graphic I’ve ever seen.
21 posted on 12/19/2012 1:49:29 PM PST by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

22 posted on 12/19/2012 1:50:25 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: george76

I guess we’ll have to call off the invasion.


23 posted on 12/19/2012 1:52:28 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: PA Engineer
My outdoor thermometers don't go that low.

No doubt. The mercury freezes 20 degrees above that point (más o menos)...

24 posted on 12/19/2012 1:54:21 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: george76

This is truly bitter news, I am honestly shivering at the thought of how terrible their lives have become.


25 posted on 12/19/2012 1:54:49 PM PST by RevolutionaryTimes
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Central Texas, turned my AC on a bit ago because indoor temp with no sources of heat burning except lights, computer and TV was 82 deg...

I count only five Fall-like days so far this season.


26 posted on 12/19/2012 2:11:52 PM PST by ziravan (Choose sides.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Yeah, it’s 80 degrees right now. But I think Mother Nature is joking and we’ll be hit with some serious cold in Feb.


27 posted on 12/19/2012 2:16:14 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: TigersEye

“It’s -58 Fahrenheit if you’re used to using that scale. Yikes!”

Yes! My 1.8 x degrees C + 32 in my head formula works!


28 posted on 12/19/2012 2:27:30 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase
Oh, I can't do that. So I use this!
29 posted on 12/19/2012 2:33:21 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: PA Engineer
That is -58 Fahrenheit! My outdoor thermometers don't go that low. Wow.

Mine goes to -80, but then its an "Alaskan Special"

30 posted on 12/19/2012 2:39:11 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: george76

-27 at my house north of Wasilla. About a normal winter cold for us, last time I saw a really cold winter here I think it was 2004 when it was -47f which is about the same in centigrade.


31 posted on 12/19/2012 2:41:36 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

.I had the AC on last night


And probably the heater on the night before... this dryness
is really wearing on me, Lake Travis here.


32 posted on 12/19/2012 2:44:17 PM PST by txhurl (Zero on America: Drive it like you stole it)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Here in Virginia, it’s been in the 50s to around 60 all this fall....definitely warmer than normal, although it’s nice.

What’s bad is the dryness. We’ve had no real rain in months. It’s strange, because we always get good rainfall in the autumn.


33 posted on 12/19/2012 2:52:44 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Dead Corpse
-50? That’s cold even by MN standards.

Bah. The temp is Moscow is 0F. This -50C stuff is one off the scale Siberian outpost. Which is more or less normal winter weather.

34 posted on 12/19/2012 2:54:49 PM PST by Romulus
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To: Jack Hydrazine
Sweden – December temps are down

63 inches of snow in 3 days Mt Baker – 4 to 5 more feet expected !!

India – Nearly 500 people stuck on Jammu-Srinagar highway due to snowfall

Heavy snowfall cuts power to hundreds of Ukraine villages

Fairbanks – Coldest back-to-back Novembers on record

Ninety-three village roads in Turkey closed due to heavy snowfall

Hudson Bay ice extent growing like crazy

Britain faces coldest winter in a century

35 posted on 12/19/2012 2:57:56 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: george76

It was about that temp when the German Army froze

to death in view of Moscow.

Napolean had a bit of a problem with Russian weather too

Tough place to invade and live in too


36 posted on 12/19/2012 3:24:04 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: george76

But this cannot be! Both James Hansen at NASA GISS, and Michael “Zamboni” Mann at some scandal-ridden northeastern university *insist* that Russia is experiencing sweltering temperatures far higher than have ever been recorded.


37 posted on 12/19/2012 3:31:46 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Pennies and Nickels will NO LONGER be Minted as of 1/1/13 - Tim Geithner, US Treasury Sect)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

(( global warming ping ))


38 posted on 12/19/2012 3:37:56 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: george76
Slight Warming trend after 12/21 then much colder


39 posted on 12/19/2012 4:09:45 PM PST by HangnJudge
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To: bobo1
"A couple of years ago, I had one of these global warming enthusiasts explain to me that global warming can cause an ice age."

When I encounter idiots claiming that "global warming" can cause ultra cold winter weather or cause an ice age I ask them how warm must the Earth get before it freezes?

40 posted on 12/19/2012 5:06:05 PM PST by StormEye
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To: Lancey Howard

Thanks,....Brrrr.....


41 posted on 12/19/2012 5:39:22 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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