Skip to comments.'Polar vortex' to blast frigid air over much of US
Posted on 01/04/2014 12:58:44 PM PST by chessplayer
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The weather warnings are dire: Life threatening wind chills. Historic cold outbreak.
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Fewer clouds though.
If we’re having a Little Ice Age, how can the planet be heating up?
65 and sunny on the San Fran Peninsula today. Just thought you’d like to know.
Our drought persists. Entire West Coast is under a high pressure ridge keeping storms from moving onshore. It is bone-dry here.
What's weird is that weather patterns don't set up. This would be an awful winter, except that every few days there have been pleasant breaks.
Ex - It is getting colder because it is getting warmer.
They blame global warming if it’s sunny and hot during the day and dark and cold at night.
I’m surprised they haven’t blamed global warming for the southern hemisphere having cold temperatures during the middle of our summer.
Those people are insane and clueless.
“DUer’s already blaming man-made global warming for it. Expect media to do the same.”
Yes. The tone of the article is “something very strange is going on here”, without actually invoking man-made global warming. It’s all part of the plan: get people riled up by all the “strange” and “unusual” weather. But it’s kind of like talking about Michael Jordan averaging 30 points per game, and making a big deal about the games he scores 24 or 36 — “something is amiss!”
“Well, well...uh...well...the, uh...the ice caps are uh, melting...because they, uh...then refreezing...uh...you’re racists and homophobes!”
Is the argument you’d probably get.
Had similar conditions in these parts in January 1994...a couple of days with the lows in the subteens to sub twenty, one day with a high of zero.
Also had similar conditions in late January of 1977, aggravated by a natural gas supply issue. I was in high school at the time and remember the Governor ordering all the schools closed for two or three days.
because it’s not global warming, it’s “climate change”. everyone knows that global heating causes global cooling.
c’mon man, get with the program.
There’s about 3 inches in northern Colorado and still snowing.
“Temperatures at Lambeau Field are expected to be a frigid minus 2 degrees when the Packers and San Francisco 49ers kick off, and by the fourth quarter it’ll be a bone-chilling minus 7, with wind chills approaching minus 30,...”
As it should be.
This is going to be catastrophic for us here in WI.
We have plenty of food, sufficient shelter and heating, and winter clothing for much worse.
But we don’t have everything we need to survive it.
Please send ammo.
The earths warming! oh no, global warming! The weather turns normal.....oh no it’s climate change!
F’ing idiots ! There is only ONE statistic that ever need looking at. ONE!
I bring it up every time I hear some idiot go on about man made global warming.
If there’s man made global warming then why does the temp on mars go up and down in lockstep with earths? Martian SUV’s?
It’s the sun. When solar activity is up, so are the temps and vice versa. And right now solar activity is at it’s lowest.
we’re back in the 70s again ../ fill in appropriate song parody
We’re expecting 8 to 14 inches with -0 temps and 25 to 35 mph winds in southern Michigan.
Its not bad right now but we’re expecting the snow to start in about an hour here in Jackson County.
Now that is football. Separates the real fans too.
Most of these idiots live in cities.
I like to show them this for perspective.
This whole thing bring chuckles to me.
I lived outside Joplin, Missouri (4.5 miles west of Diamond Grove to be exact) for a decade. During that time I remember it snowing frequently in the winter. Several winters we saw between 2-3 feet of snow. Further, the temperature went down to -5 degree several times.
So now we advance to today, and it is claimed we’re in the death grip of a global warming paradigm shift, that causes terrible cold and storms in the winter. Nope, nothing like this has EVER taken place before... (despite the fact they claim Yosemite Valley was created by glaciers.) Evidently vehicular and industrial emissions were so heavy at one point hundreds of thousands of years ago, that the ice pack receded back from at least half way down inland California.
So now it’s an average winter back east. They got a couple of feet of snow in New York of all places. I mean seriously folks, this is slap-stick comedy at it’s strangest.
And our leaders say the damnedest things. Art Linkletter could have made a new living by inviting adult politicians on his show to herald the darnedest thing they said.
If these jokers weren’t trying to game the public so ferociously, it would be a real hoot watching them melt down, destroy themselves. As it is, they should be charged with fraud. Al Gore is doing it for personal gain. That’s a crime last time I checked.
I think if I was a manufacturer of heat packs,
I’d be giving thousands away as people entered the
stadium. Just doing my part to keep the fans alive.
In the olden days this would have been called THE SIBERIAN EXPRESS or an ALBERTA CLIPPER.
Stay safe, Cripplecreek.
Looks like Sunday night you’re going to see temps around zero with wind chills as low as -30°. We’re looking at -25° with wind chills between -45° and -55°.
It may be time to find my hat and gloves.
And there it is. This is just more winter weather. But because the younger ones have never "seen" it before it not must be unique but somehow also man caused.
Wimpy idiots. They need to quite their whining and deal with it as adults!
Going to be pretty darn cold here in North Central Ohio, -15 to -20 expected monday night, but I have seen colder. -26 in the winter of 1994, so its cold but could be worse.
Solar activity is a big factor. Also, the tilt of the earth’s axis which causes our seasonal changes, is a factor.
To listen to the liberals, you would swear that man made CO2 emissions are the only factor in our weather and climate.
I want to ask the global warming folks — how is it that earth has had a number of ice ages in history? How did earth warm up since the last ice age? Did Cro-Magnon man have coal fired power plants and drive SUVs?
Chicago was buried under a mile of ice during the ice age. Clearly a time of global warming without man causing anything, caused the ice to melt and the ice age to end.
Looks like the record low here for January was -20 in 1994.
Even though its up near freezing at 30 degrees now, that’s still about 2 degrees below the average high.
The earth is actually closer to the sun when its winter in the northern hemisphere.
I’m 39 and I have seen worse. I remember it quite well, walking to college classes 7am-ish. Winter of 1994
Also late 70’s. I don’t remember much about it other than my parents being quite worried about losing livestock.
Seems like about every 20 years you get a nasty blast in this part of the country(Ohio)
And these cold blasts happen due to natural events, not because we drive SUVs and have coal fired power plants.
These enviro-radicals are blaming everything on climate change/global warming. If we have unusual weather such as this, which is unusual but has happened before, they act as if this has never happened before, and so must be due to climate change.
Does anyone here believe that this cold spell wouldn’t have happened if Congress had passed Obama’s cap and trade bill????
All this global warming is just killing me. :-)
Read an article this morning where the global warming folks were claiming that the polar ice caps are heating up so much it is pushing the cold air out.
Well, I lived in Sioux Falls from the time I was 9 until I was 19 (Dec 59 to Jan 70) and went into the Marines. My last winter there saw at least 3-4 ft of snow and at least two weeks where the average daytime temps were not above 10 degrees and went down to -15 to -20 overnight. That didn’t consider the wind chill. All of the winters during that time were snowy and cold. I went back to school in Lincoln NE and had several winters with extremes. In the AF we were stationed at Minot ND where those temps were the norm in winter and we had 3-day blizzards as late as the first week of May. Stationed at Omaha 80-85 and a lot of extreme temps and weather as well as Rapid City SD from 85-89 and back to Omaha and retirement in 89. What is the matter with these people. This is not that unusual, IT’S FREAKIN WINTER, adapt and get used to it. It’s not the GW hoax crap, it’s the norm.
Lies...all lies, I tell you. How can this possibly be so? Globull warming is going to kill me...that’s what is true. It is so warm, it is cold. Ghia is angered and making the warm feel cold. That’s the story.
Global warming? Since when are the north and south poles not part of the globe?
Regarding the pleasant breaks periodically - ever since the middle of October the weather up in Minnesota has been running about 10-15 degrees below the average temperature of that day. Maybe 1 or 2 days of the week we would see a rebound, rarely above the average, and mostly just at the average temp - which feels like balmy weather relatively.
I waited to put out my Christmas lights until early November with the hopes that I would get a day or two that would be in the 45-50 degree range. I finally gave up and had to do it in temps of about 35 degrees. Kinda cold on the hands. but at least I did it before the wires got so cold they would snap.
I wish Al Gore would ship a bit of global warming up to Minnesota this year.
Someone needs to tell the bobo warming idiots that cold air is denser then warm air. Cold air goes where it wants. And apparently it wants to be over Al Gore’s old home.
“Im surprised they havent blamed global warming for the southern hemisphere having cold temperatures during the middle of our summer.....”
Yup, it is really ironic that the GW crowd was iced in on their ship at the time of the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere.
That’s some crazy thinking. What a bunch of loons.
Some lingering snow made a classmate come up with a real gem early one April: that particular snow was formed when it was so much colder than 32 degrees F, it would only melt at an inversely higher temperature. Forty-five years later, something so colossally asinine would no longer be universally ridiculed
And its a balmy mid 30f with light snow here in Wasilla AK.
Oh come off it! Everyone knows the extra hour of daylight that daylight saving time gives us causes global warming.
.. A good name for a rock band.