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Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits
rt.com ^ | 19 December, 2012 | RIA Novosti / Yakov Andreev

Posted on 12/23/2012 12:11:21 PM PST by FreeReign

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. Across the country, 45 people have died due to the cold, and 266 have been taken to hospitals. In total, 542 people were injured due to the freezing temperatures, RIA Novosti reported. 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.

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KEYWORDS: glacialmelt; globalwarming; gorebullwarming; risingseas; russia; weather
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Algore, Boomberg and "Cake Boss" Christie need to visit Russia.
1 posted on 12/23/2012 12:11:29 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: FreeReign

So, what should this time for the planet be called?

The New Maunder Minimum is pretty mundane, with no imagination to it.

The vitriol I have for its biggest proponent could be the source of many names... but should we elevate him so? This thing could last the next 100 years potentially, why give him any recognition at all?

How about The Great ManBearPig Minimum?


2 posted on 12/23/2012 12:16:52 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: FreeReign

So much for global warming.


3 posted on 12/23/2012 12:19:25 PM PST by Jaded (Really? Seriously?)
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To: FreeReign

We are seeing more and more of this happening in this country too as the country moves down the path towards a communist nanny state. People just don’t know how to take care of themselves and survive. They have become dependent on the government doing everything for them.


4 posted on 12/23/2012 12:21:34 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (U.S. elections have become nothing but another cheap ripoff of American Idol.)
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To: FreeReign

Either the Russian weather service is lying or USA libtards are lying. I tend to believe Russians over libtards


5 posted on 12/23/2012 12:21:56 PM PST by texican01
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To: texican01

I’ve been seeing a lot of pics of some pretty extreme winter out of europe for the last few days as well.


6 posted on 12/23/2012 12:24:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: FreeReign
Human CO2 caused Climate ChangeTM
7 posted on 12/23/2012 12:25:35 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: FreeReign

Last year, Russia had a record COLD winter, while we had a relatively warm one. This year, Russia is having an even COLDER winter - the warmer/colder weather just shifts around the GLOBE, doesn’t stay the same in the same place year after year. It’s not GLOBAL warming. It’s regional shifts that shift back and forth in patterns. But you don’t see too much media coverage of the inconvenient ‘record cold’ spots.
These cold shifts will get back to us one winter soon. I do not look forward to it.


8 posted on 12/23/2012 12:27:14 PM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: FreeReign

Warm globally, cool locally!!!

LOL!


9 posted on 12/23/2012 12:27:14 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: FreeReign
We've seen this before


10 posted on 12/23/2012 12:27:19 PM PST by YankeeReb
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To: FlingWingFlyer

There’s a draft coming through one of my basement windows and it’s making it too cold to watch TV down there. I’ve been waiting for the government to come fix it for three weeks now and my patience is coming to an end.


11 posted on 12/23/2012 12:28:04 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: FreeReign

The coldest I’ve ever experienced was -10F. I can’t imagine -58F (-50C). That’s gotta be brutal!


12 posted on 12/23/2012 12:29:21 PM PST by wvguy
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To: FreeReign

13 posted on 12/23/2012 12:29:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: FreeReign

God’s punishment for 70 years of Communism.


14 posted on 12/23/2012 12:32:53 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: FreeReign

More vodka to keep warm!


15 posted on 12/23/2012 12:34:16 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: FreeReign
and the first full day of winter was yesterday...
16 posted on 12/23/2012 12:34:16 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: FreeReign

I lived in Canada’s far north for decades. Every year, several people would freeze to death. While booze was often a factor, sometimes a minor inconvenience (e.g. your car is stuck in a snow bank) would prove fatal. There is cold weather, and then there is anything below -45* F. I have worked outdoors at those temperatures, and without the best clothing it can be miserable. I still have a pair of boots rated for -60* F (not much call for them here, in the south). I suffered a lot of frost-bitten toes, before I finally got those boots.

There’s a lot more to fear from an ice age, than there is from global warming. (Admittedly, I might feel differently, if I lived in, say, Arizona.)


17 posted on 12/23/2012 12:35:48 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: FreeReign

I guess they ran the Russian “woodpecker” too long. The US has the HAARP and Russian weather machine is call ed the Russian Woodpecker by ham radio operators.


18 posted on 12/23/2012 12:37:33 PM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: C210N

“So, what should this time for the planet be called?”

Goin’ out on a limb here...

Winter?


19 posted on 12/23/2012 12:38:58 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: wvguy
The coldest I’ve ever experienced was -10F. I can’t imagine -58F (-50C). That’s gotta be brutal!

Not -58F, but I have experienced -40F actual (not wind chill) growing up in the Berkshires. At -40F the air, thankfully, was dead still; not a hint of a breeze. Even dressed for Winter, you can feel the outline of your lungs with every breath, and ice crystals form when you exhale. The snow underfoot makes an incredibly loud squeaky crunching sound as you walk over it. Normally, snow melts lightly as you walk on it, softening your footfall, but at -40, it makes a racket! Needless to say, I didn't stay outside very long at this temperature.

20 posted on 12/23/2012 12:40:36 PM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: FreeReign

In related news...

Coldest December on record prompts state of emergency in Altai
http://iceagenow.info/2012/12/coldest-december-record-prompts-state-emergency-altai/

Dozens die in Ukraine “cold snap”
http://iceagenow.info/2012/12/dozens-die-ukraine-%e2%80%9ccold-snap%e2%80%9d/

Dozens die in Poland “cold snap”
http://iceagenow.info/2012/12/dozens-die-poland-%e2%80%9ccold-snap%e2%80%9d/

Russia – Death Toll From Cold Keeps Rising
http://iceagenow.info/2012/12/russia-death-toll-cold-rising/

Emergency situation over heavy snow in Bulgaria
http://iceagenow.info/2012/12/emergency-situation-heavy-snow-bulgaria/

and then this little diddy...

Major U.S. snowstorm beginning on Christmas Day
http://iceagenow.info/2012/12/major-u-s-snowstorm-beginning-christmas-day/


21 posted on 12/23/2012 12:42:57 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: Norm Lenhart

19 degrees when I got up this morning and 30 degrees now. Pretty standard for this time of year.


22 posted on 12/23/2012 12:43:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

We are now naming snowstorms. Pretty soon rainstorms and windstorms will have names so gov’t dependents will be eligible for handouts.


23 posted on 12/23/2012 12:44:37 PM PST by 2nd Amendment
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To: cripplecreek

I think it got cool last night. Had to turn off the AC here ;)

I love AZ...from now until about April it’s paradise. And then the 130 deg comes....


24 posted on 12/23/2012 12:46:24 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: texican01
Either the Russian weather service is lying or USA libtards are lying. I tend to believe Russians over libtards

This is the first time I've ever heard the Russians complain about cold weather. I spent a couple years near Fairbanks, Ak and it got down to -67F below zero both winters. There's some kind of media BS going on here.

25 posted on 12/23/2012 12:48:05 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2nd Amendment
yeah, i just noticed this last storm was named D-something...

all i could think of was, WTF

26 posted on 12/23/2012 12:49:12 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: BerryDingle

It’s just grist for the global warming/climate change mill. Because global warming causes extremely cold winters...


27 posted on 12/23/2012 12:50:27 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Jack Hydrazine

We’ve been experiencing record cold here in Alaska all year.


28 posted on 12/23/2012 12:54:54 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: FreeReign

Quick! Send all the Polar Bears to Russia!


29 posted on 12/23/2012 1:00:10 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Have any links to news stories reporting on it?


30 posted on 12/23/2012 1:01:21 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: FreeReign

Eastern Europe has been in a record setting cold spell.

I found out about this not from our global warming mediots but from the weather channel showing a video of young man throwing hot water out of a window and what happened to the hot water going down about 10 floors.

The links below showes another big lie of the Gorebal warmers being exposed by a cold reality in Eastern Europe.

More pictures of the extreme Siberian cold snap sweeping across ... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9054391/More-pictures-of-the-extreme-Siberian-cold-snap-sweeping-across-Europe.html - - Cached -

Similar pages The death toll from Eastern Europe’s severe cold spell has risen to 79. Temperatures have dropped as low as minus 32.5 C (minus 26.5 F) in some regions,.Extreme cold weather hits Europe - The Big Picture - Boston.com http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/02/extreme_cold_weather_hits_euro.html - 191k - Cached - Similar pages Eastern Europe is hardest hit, with over 100 deaths in Ukraine, ...Extreme cold weather in eastern Europe claims 79 lives | World ... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/01/extreme-cold-weather-eastern-europe - 163k - Cached - Similar pages Feb 1, 2012 ... Helicopters evacuate dozens from snow-blocked Serbian and Bosnian villages, while hypothermia claims lives across region.37 dead in Ukraine cold spell http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2012/12/18/ukraine-cold-spell-deaths/1777509/ - 18k - Cached - Similar pages 4 days ago ... The cold weather comes as heavy snowfall in the eastern European ... have died from the severe cold spell that hit the country this month.Europe Cold Spell Continues, Death Toll Rises http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/01/europe-cold-spell_n_1246774.html - 388k - Cached - Similar pages Feb 1, 2012... and medicine as a severe cold spell kept Eastern Europe in its icy grip. The death toll from the cold rose to 83 on Wednesday and emergency ...Early 2012 European cold wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_2012_European_cold_wave - 117k - Cached - Similar pages Extreme minimum temperature 4 to 11 February 2012, computer generated contours, ... Particularly low temperatures hit several Eastern and Northern European ... Ukraine was especially affected by the onset of cold weather, at the end of ...

Apparently cold waves kill more people than heat waves, which we will never about from the Gorebull Warming Mediots in America:

Cold wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_wave - 64k - Cached - Similar pages The belief that more deaths are caused by cold weather in comparison to hot weather is true ... Fires become even more of a hazard during extreme cold. .... 2005-2006 European cold wave - Eastern Europe and Russia saw a very cold winter.


31 posted on 12/23/2012 1:15:29 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: FreeReign

Eastern Europe has been in a record setting cold spell.

I found out about this not from our global warming mediots but from the weather channel showing a video of young man throwing hot water out of a window and what happened to the hot water going down about 10 floors.

The links below showes another big lie of the Gorebal warmers being exposed by a cold reality in Eastern Europe.

More pictures of the extreme Siberian cold snap sweeping across ... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/worldnews/9054391/More-pictures-of-the-extreme-Siberian-cold-snap-sweeping-across-Europe.html - - Cached -

Similar pages The death toll from Eastern Europe’s severe cold spell has risen to 79. Temperatures have dropped as low as minus 32.5 C (minus 26.5 F) in some regions,.Extreme cold weather hits Europe - The Big Picture - Boston.com http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/02/extreme_cold_weather_hits_euro.html - 191k - Cached - Similar pages Eastern Europe is hardest hit, with over 100 deaths in Ukraine, ...Extreme cold weather in eastern Europe claims 79 lives | World ... http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/01/extreme-cold-weather-eastern-europe - 163k - Cached - Similar pages Feb 1, 2012 ... Helicopters evacuate dozens from snow-blocked Serbian and Bosnian villages, while hypothermia claims lives across region.37 dead in Ukraine cold spell http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2012/12/18/ukraine-cold-spell-deaths/1777509/ - 18k - Cached - Similar pages 4 days ago ... The cold weather comes as heavy snowfall in the eastern European ... have died from the severe cold spell that hit the country this month.Europe Cold Spell Continues, Death Toll Rises http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/01/europe-cold-spell_n_1246774.html - 388k - Cached - Similar pages Feb 1, 2012... and medicine as a severe cold spell kept Eastern Europe in its icy grip. The death toll from the cold rose to 83 on Wednesday and emergency ...Early 2012 European cold wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_2012_European_cold_wave - 117k - Cached - Similar pages Extreme minimum temperature 4 to 11 February 2012, computer generated contours, ... Particularly low temperatures hit several Eastern and Northern European ... Ukraine was especially affected by the onset of cold weather, at the end of ...

Apparently cold waves kill more people than heat waves, which we will never about from the Gorebull Warming Mediots in America:

Cold wave - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_wave - 64k - Cached - Similar pages The belief that more deaths are caused by cold weather in comparison to hot weather is true ... Fires become even more of a hazard during extreme cold. .... 2005-2006 European cold wave - Eastern Europe and Russia saw a very cold winter.


32 posted on 12/23/2012 1:15:45 PM PST by Grampa Dave (Tagline space for rent to pay for some of my extra taxes the next 4 years!)
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To: FreeReign
Algore, Boomberg and "Cake Boss" Christie need to visit Russia.

I wonder how much we'd have to pay Putin to keep 'em in Siberia permanently?

33 posted on 12/23/2012 1:19:19 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: Grampa Dave

Couldn’t possibly have anything to do with that big bright thing behaving itself for the last couple years...Nope. Anything but that.


34 posted on 12/23/2012 1:20:49 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“..People just don’t know how to take care of themselves and survive. They have become dependent on the government doing everything for them....”

Well, certain groups are, anyway.

Not everyone.


35 posted on 12/23/2012 1:25:05 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: YankeeReb

Von Paulus’ Sixth Army (what was left of it, anyway) at Stalingrad. Talk about a clusterf***...

Doubt many of those captured Landsers ever made it home.


36 posted on 12/23/2012 1:27:15 PM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Think global, act loco...


37 posted on 12/23/2012 1:28:35 PM PST by null and void (Going Galt: The won't of the people)
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To: C210N

Just another mimic Maunder ....


38 posted on 12/23/2012 1:30:59 PM PST by mikrofon (Woolen clothes to launder...)
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To: Alaska Wolf
We live where the Yukon comes in from Canada. Last couple days it has been minus 58 F every morning at daybreak, then this morn it warmed up over night to minus 30 and feels quite nice going outside to bring in wood.

Nov was pretty cool, I don't think it went up above minus 40 the entire month.

The kids are home from school life is good no matter how cold she gets.

39 posted on 12/23/2012 1:40:42 PM PST by Eska
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To: FreeReign

Talked with our friend in Belarus yesterday, -20C there. She had just come back from the village communal shower with a towel over her wet hair. When it gets that cold she says many homeless who are also drunk die outside.


40 posted on 12/23/2012 1:41:27 PM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: FreeReign

That’s right around the point where propane freezes in its tank.


41 posted on 12/23/2012 1:43:46 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: wvguy

I remember a night in northern WI when it was -58 or -60F, back in the late ‘70’s I think. Propane froze in tanks. One didn’t stray too far from the stove as I recall.


42 posted on 12/23/2012 1:49:02 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: FreeReign
At least 40 replies and the most obvious answer has not been mentioned:

It's Bush's fault.

/sarc

43 posted on 12/23/2012 1:49:19 PM PST by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Jaded

I am sure that Gorbull will be donating his carbon credits to assist the area in this brief lull in the onslaught of Globull Warming.


44 posted on 12/23/2012 1:53:18 PM PST by Delta Dawn (The whole truth.)
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To: Flick Lives

If you have access to -10 or colder, try throwing water from a cup or glass. If things work right it will evaporate before any of it hits the ground.


45 posted on 12/23/2012 1:53:52 PM PST by Western Phil
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To: FreeReign

Can’t imagine the torture of freezing to death.

We should thank God that our poorest live in a type of comfort too many Russians in the rurla areas could never dream about


46 posted on 12/23/2012 1:55:38 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: FreeReign
Can't imagine the torture of freezing to death.

We should thank God that our poorest live in a type of comfort too many Russians in the rural areas could never dream about

47 posted on 12/23/2012 1:55:58 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: wvguy

That’s spring time in Minot, North Dakota


48 posted on 12/23/2012 1:58:16 PM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: C210N

The Global Warming Minimum.

Don’t worry the left will eventually get the oxymoron.


49 posted on 12/23/2012 2:00:22 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Jaded
So much for global warming.

One of my kids studied meteorology. His comment on the warm winters we've had in the eastern US the past couple years was, "the cold air's got to go somewhere when it spills out of the Arctic. Lately, it's been winding up in Siberia."

50 posted on 12/23/2012 2:00:43 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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