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Australia’s Weather Is So Hot, New Colors Added To Weather Map
Yahoo - Lookout - AP ^ | 1-8-2013 | Claudine Zap

Posted on 01/08/2013 4:15:45 PM PST by blam

Australia’s Weather Is So Hot, New Colors Added To Weather Map

Claudine Zap
The Lookout
January 8, 2013

Australia weather map adds new colors for record breaking heat (Image via Bureau of Meteorology) The forecast in Australia: Hot, hot, hot—and getting hotter.

As a record-breaking heatwave hovers over many regions and territories (which are in their summer months now), the continent’s Bureau of Meteorology has added two new colors to the weather map to reflect the rising mercury.

The map currently shows the weather in orange tones at the top, which indicate temperatures 40 to 48 degrees Celsius. But forecasts are predicting off-the-charts weather. As a result, pink and purple will now cover temperatures over 50 degrees Celsius—should it climb that high.

For those rusty on the temperature conversion, that is a sweat-inducing 122 degrees Fahrenheit. (The record-setting temperature of 50.7 set in 1960 has, thankfully, still not been broken.)

"The forecast coming from the bureau's model is showing temperatures in excess of 50 degrees," said David Jones, head of the bureau's climate monitoring and prediction unit.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, a "dome of heat" over Australia is contributing to the record-breaking weather, which has gone on for six straight days with average maximum temps above 39 degrees Celcius (102 Fahrenheit). The trend seems likely to continue.

Adding to the misery, the searing heat is also fueling wildfires that continue to rage in southeastern Australia.

"You don't get conditions worse than this," Shane Fitzsimmons, New South Wales Rural Fire Service commissioner, told the Associated Press.

Australia isn’t the only place battling record high temperatures. Last year, the United States had its warmest year on record.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: australia; australiaheat; drought; heat; weather
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1 posted on 01/08/2013 4:15:56 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Considering the vast middle of the country is a desert...

I wonder if Siberia ever suffers from record low temperatures?


2 posted on 01/08/2013 4:18:20 PM PST by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: blam

3 posted on 01/08/2013 4:19:00 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: blam

It is said that if you like cold weather, don’t go to Australia.


4 posted on 01/08/2013 4:21:24 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: blam

Send Al Jazeeragore down there, he’ll have it hailing iceballs within hours of his arrival.


5 posted on 01/08/2013 4:21:47 PM PST by Argus
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To: blam
For those rusty on the temperature conversion, that is a sweat-inducing 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Or, as I like to call it, Summer in Georgia.

Suck it up, Aussies.
6 posted on 01/08/2013 4:26:23 PM PST by arderkrag (An Unreconstructed Georgian, Forever in Rebellion.)
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To: blam
The Future's So Bright...
7 posted on 01/08/2013 4:29:24 PM PST by Noumenon (One individual with courage, determination and a rifle can change the course of history.)
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To: blam
"Last year, the United States had its warmest year on record."

"On record" is key. An onion skin sliver of time compared to the whole of history.

But Liberals think only the era they inhabit is worthy of consideration.

8 posted on 01/08/2013 4:31:29 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: blam

On the other hand, Russia is experiencing the coldest winter in decades. Likely the world average hasn’t changed much or is slightly cooler.


9 posted on 01/08/2013 4:31:39 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: fwdude

History began the day a particular liberal was born.


10 posted on 01/08/2013 4:33:39 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: blam
This article is pure AGW propaganda. And it's self-contradictory:

"(The record-setting temperature of 50.7 set in 1960 has, thankfully, still not been broken.)"

The scare stuff is based on the usual AGW culprit, computer modeling.

I almost went to the currently hottest area in the early 1960s to mine for gem opal. One of the major reasons I didn't was because of temperature reports in the area of around 120F. and higher. There's a reason the opal diggers at Coober Pedy (Aboriginal for "white man in a hole") live in cool underground houses.

11 posted on 01/08/2013 4:34:14 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: Bernard Marx
This article is pure AGW propaganda. And it's self-contradictory:

To add a little color (pun): The second highest temperature ever recorded on earth was in Death Valley, CA USA, at 134 deg F (57 deg C) in the 1920s. First place was in the Libya desert. (From Wiki)

(I suppose none of these begin to compare with The Lake of Fire, described in Revelation, for Satan, his angels, and liberal/sodomites.)

12 posted on 01/08/2013 5:12:39 PM PST by imardmd1 (Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul. Ps 66:16)
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To: blam
(The record-setting temperature of 50.7 set in 1960 has, thankfully, still not been broken.)

So... what's the problem again?

13 posted on 01/08/2013 5:12:56 PM PST by Vroomfondel
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To: blam

{Yawn}

I live in Phoenix. It’s hotter in Iraq.


14 posted on 01/08/2013 5:15:57 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: blam

Temps in Celsius of course. The song “Beds are Burning” by Australia’s Midnight Oil has the lyrics:

>>Holden wrecks and boiling diesels
Steam in forty five degrees

and later:
>>Four wheels scare the cockatoos
From Kintore East to Yuendemu
The western desert lives and breathes
In forty five degrees

Huh, 45 doesn’t sound all that hot! (Yeah, if it
were Fahrenheit...)
Well, 45C = 113 F :)


15 posted on 01/08/2013 5:23:17 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: blam

What records are spoken of in the article - people here keep talking about record breaking temperatures and maximum records. I haven’t seen any records broken - I have seen speculation and lots of if this happens or if that happens. We haven’t had a good old fashioned summer like this for a few years but we have not even officially had a heatwave in South Australia - yes it’s hot - damn hot but people need to get a grip.

I think it was back in the late sixties - I remember about 10 days straight of over 100F some days as high as 110F - we didn’t even have air-conditioning then.

We have all become climate wimps!

Mel


16 posted on 01/08/2013 5:41:43 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: blam

Ooh! Ah, that’s it. I’m going to report this to me member of parliament.
[yells out window]
Hey, Gus! I got something to report to you.


17 posted on 01/08/2013 5:52:56 PM PST by kik5150
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To: imardmd1
Correction. December 30, 2012.

Death Valley IS hotter than Libya...

"After a yearlong investigation by a team of climate scientists, the World Meteorological Organization, the climate agency of the United Nations, announced this fall that it was throwing out a reading of 136.4 degrees claimed by the city of Al Aziziyah on Sept. 13, 1922. It made official what anyone who has soldiered through a Death Valley summer afternoon here could attest to. There is no place hotter in the world. A 134-degree reading registered on July 10, 1913, at Greenland Ranch here is now the official world record."

18 posted on 01/08/2013 7:47:06 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Correction. December 30, 2012.
Death Valley IS hotter than Libya...

Thank you. That is quite interesting.
Reference?
Zane Grey wrote about Death Valley, long ago.
I may have the book yet.
I read it about 30 years ago.
I imagine the book was 50 years old then.

19 posted on 01/09/2013 1:33:49 AM PST by imardmd1 (Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul. Ps 66:16)
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To: imardmd1
Google "Death Valley Hotter Than Libya and you'll find lots of articles from last week and from September 2012. You'll have to follow the links in them back to the original source. I just happened to spot it in our local newspaper last week.

I love Zane Grey's books, too. Haven't read any in a long while, though. Maybe you're thinking of his autobiographical "Tales of Lonely Trails" which I just discovered on a Google search.

20 posted on 01/09/2013 6:15:41 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: blam
My favorite part of the article:

But forecasts are predicting off-the-charts weather. As a result, pink and purple will now cover temperatures over 50 degrees Celsius—should it climb that high.

It should warm Kevin Costner's heart to know that liberals have fully subscribed to the "if you build it, they will come" theory of meteorological science.

21 posted on 01/09/2013 6:23:16 AM 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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