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East Coast ice box: coldest weather in years freezes big cities
The Washington Post ^ | WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23 | Jason Samenow

Posted on 01/23/2013 11:52:15 AM PST by MinorityRepublican

Along the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C. to New York City, the mercury plunged into the single digits and teens this morning - the coldest readings witnessed in years. Factoring in a stiff wind from the northwest, wind chills tanked to near or below zero.

Washington, D.C.’s low of 15 degrees was its coldest since March 3, 2009. New York City dropped to 11 degrees and both Baltimore and Philadelphia plummeted to 12 degrees, their most frigid low temperatures since January 24, 2011.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globalcooling

1 posted on 01/23/2013 11:52:22 AM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Darn!! Why couldn’t it showed up during the coronation of Damien Thorn?


2 posted on 01/23/2013 11:57:01 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: MinorityRepublican

DC?

I guess hell IS freezing over.


3 posted on 01/23/2013 11:58:06 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Attention algore, please pick up the white courtesy phone.....hello?...hello?
4 posted on 01/23/2013 11:58:53 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Boo fricken’ hoo.....we’ve been at those temperatures for 1-2 weeks in the northwest (of course we aren’t a population center, I guess)....


5 posted on 01/23/2013 12:02:08 PM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Paging Al Gore...


6 posted on 01/23/2013 12:03:51 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (A return to Jesus and prayer in the schools is the only way.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

You get an arctic blast coming through here every now and then. It’s called Winter! 1977, Christmas ‘83, Reagan’s 2nd. Inaugural....it happens every now and then.

So, quite literally, Chill Out!


7 posted on 01/23/2013 12:06:04 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Patriot Babe
Darn!! Why couldn’t it showed up during the coronation of Damien Thorn?

DC should have gotten the weather MOSCOW did! It was about 10 feet of snow, I believe.

8 posted on 01/23/2013 12:12:12 PM PST by Huebolt ( Where do we go from here?)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Winter of 1779-1780: This winter was so cold that ice was piled 20 feet high along the Virginia Coast and stayed there until spring! The upper portion of the Chesapeake Bay was frozen allowing people to walk from Annapolis to Kent Island, Maryland. In March, a regiment of the Virginia Infantry marched from Falmouth to Fredericksburg. They walked across ice on the Rappahannock River which had been frozen since the previous November.
9 posted on 01/23/2013 12:18:22 PM PST by Theoria
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To: MinorityRepublican

Where’s Seth “Chicken Little” Borenstein on this on Yahoo!?


10 posted on 01/23/2013 12:22:49 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: MinorityRepublican

This is why they stopped calling it “Global Warming” and started calling it “Climate Change”.


11 posted on 01/23/2013 12:22:49 PM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Idiot reporter yesterday stated that, “Its unseasonably cold.” which made me laugh, given that its the middle of freakin January.


12 posted on 01/23/2013 12:31:20 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan

What, it’s 70 deg and 57% H outside right now.

Perfect day.....


13 posted on 01/23/2013 12:34:33 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: Theoria

And then all those horse drawn carriages started manmade global warming!!! Or was it the Franklin Stove?


14 posted on 01/23/2013 12:34:44 PM PST by Fledermaus (The Republic is Dead: Collapse the system. Fire all politicians and impeach the judges.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

LOL the weather is never important till it gets to the east coast.


15 posted on 01/23/2013 12:35:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Looks like I picked the right time to replace my almost 10 year old car battery.


16 posted on 01/23/2013 12:37:13 PM PST by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

No bad feelings but I wish every single registered RAT and their families a miserable winter.......forever!


17 posted on 01/23/2013 12:39:47 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Fledermaus

Must be those sport utility stagecoaches pulled by hay guzzling horses.


18 posted on 01/23/2013 12:41:01 PM PST by stbdside
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To: MinorityRepublican

Where’s a little global warming when you need it?


19 posted on 01/23/2013 12:52:21 PM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Meme shift! Extreme cold is now global warming!


20 posted on 01/23/2013 12:59:40 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! [You can vote Democrat when you're dead]...)
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To: Free Vulcan
Meme shift! Extreme cold is now global warming!

Where have you been! They ginned up the term "climate change" over a year ago. Get with the program. It's only global warming in the summer and the rest of the time it's climate change. And it's all the fault of SUVs and the Tea Party whichever way the Sun drives the climate.

21 posted on 01/23/2013 1:03:03 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: bicyclerepair

“What, it’s 70 deg and 57% H outside right now.
Perfect day.....”

I hate you ... I seriously hate you :-).


22 posted on 01/23/2013 1:43:54 PM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: DickBrannigan
Me too, after the fact. was -1 the other day and finally killed My long sufffering battery. Got a jump and headed for the shop.

CC

23 posted on 01/23/2013 2:22:35 PM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: MinorityRepublican; Sean Hannity; holdonnow; randita; Political Junkie Too; fieldmarshaldj; ...
Along the I-95 corridor from Washington, D.C. to New York City, the mercury plunged into the single digits and teens this morning - the coldest readings witnessed in years. Factoring in a stiff wind from the northwest, wind chills tanked to near or below zero.

Washington, D.C.’s low of 15 degrees was its coldest since March 3, 2009. New York City dropped to 11 degrees and both Baltimore and Philadelphia plummeted to 12 degrees, their most frigid low temperatures since January 24, 2011.

In one breath the WaPo writer talks about "the coldest readings in years." In the next, he states that Washington had colder temperatures 4 years ago and that New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia had colder temperatures 2 years ago.

Technically he's not wrong, but when one says colloquially that a certain event hasn't happened "in years," it usually implies a large number of years, not merely two or four.

So the point here is that this guy is exaggerating the historic significance of the low temperature - consistent with the lefty MSM's pronounced tendency to make a big deal out of something relatively ordinary. The flip side of that is short shrift that the WaPo and its sister "news" outlets will often give to very important stories, of which we can list many. Call it perverted priorities.

24 posted on 01/23/2013 2:22:50 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

If G-d keeps this up, they’ll start talking about a coming new ice age, just like they were in 1977. “In years” is meant to spin some credibility into global warming. It’s a good thing this method of climatology isn’t applied to stock and commodity investing. If all fluctuations are regarded as long-term trends, investors lose everything.


25 posted on 01/23/2013 2:28:28 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: edh

We topped out at around 4 degrees here in southern Michigan yesterday. Today we got up to about 16.


26 posted on 01/23/2013 2:44:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: justiceseeker93

sportscasters do the same thing,i.e. X team hasn’t made the playoffs in YEARS when it turns out to be three years. When *I* say something hasn’t happened ‘in years,’ I mean and have started to just say ‘in decades.’


27 posted on 01/23/2013 2:47:46 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Patriot Babe
I was in D.C. for the Second Reagan Inauguration and froze my butt off. Temperatures went into the single digits and wind chill was -20 degrees. It was so cold my windshield on my rental car cracked with the cold. I was relieved that they canceled the parade because I didn't relish riding a horse the route in that cold.
28 posted on 01/23/2013 2:51:42 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: cripplecreek

“We topped out at around 4 degrees here in southern Michigan yesterday. Today we got up to about 16.”

We saw the same thing here in SW PA ... I, personally, hate this though I know some sickos that love it :-). I see Texas or Florida in my future ;-)!


29 posted on 01/23/2013 2:58:02 PM PST by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Well, up here in Mid-coast maine, it’s 2 degrees above 0 right now. Winds tonight are expected to be 15-25 mph from the WNW and the temp. is supposed to drop to -5 degrees tonight with wind chills as low as -20 below 0. Can’t wait for spring!

Mrs. NHD


30 posted on 01/23/2013 3:06:10 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: MinorityRepublican

Well, up here in Mid-coast maine, it’s 2 degrees above 0 right now. Winds tonight are expected to be 15-25 mph from the WNW and the temp. is supposed to drop to -5 degrees tonight with wind chills as low as -20 below 0. Can’t wait for spring!

Mrs. NHD


31 posted on 01/23/2013 3:06:55 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: NewHampshireDuo

Whoops, sorry about the double post. I blame it on the cold!!


32 posted on 01/23/2013 3:09:49 PM PST by NewHampshireDuo
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To: MinorityRepublican

I am currently in Massachusetts.

It is 2 degrees.

I do not like this.

Frigid Greetings to my Florida Freeper Friends.

BRRRRRRRRRRR....


33 posted on 01/23/2013 3:13:49 PM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

I feel for all you cold guys.

It was about 81 today in Scottsdale. Usual temp for this day is 68....Bikini weather today!

Sorry to rub it in...but it is lovely.

I’ll be squealing when it is 112 in May, though....


34 posted on 01/23/2013 3:16:52 PM PST by Pigsley (ne)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I know a big chill settled over Washington last weekend. And spread to the rest of the country. Bitter cold temperatures expected for the next four years.


35 posted on 01/23/2013 3:48:07 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Eleutheria5
“In years” is meant to spin some credibility into global warming.

Since this is a WaPo piece, you could very well be correct on that.

36 posted on 01/23/2013 7:11:34 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: vetvetdoug

I remember it well. i was in basic training, ft.Dix. 1/85-4/85.


37 posted on 01/23/2013 10:32:12 PM PST by Nooseman (mutt)
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