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  • Global Warming Could Cause More Cold Snaps ("Warm globally, cool locally" alert!)

    09/17/2014 9:48:38 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 34 replies
    Discovery ^ | 9SEP2014 | Patrick J. Kiger
    Remember that sudden, extreme plunge in temperatures throughout much of the United States in January 2014, which led to life-threatening wind chills that forced schools to close in the Midwest? Many were mystified to hear that it was caused by a disturbance of a previously obscure atmospheric phenomenon called the Polar Vortex. Well, if you hated shivering through that cold snap, you better stock up on thermal underwear. A new study published by U.S. and South Korean researchers in Nature Communications predicts that as the world gets warmer, parts of North America, Europe and Asia paradoxically could be hit by...
  • Summer Chill: NOAA: 246 Low Max Records Broken or Tied From Sept 1 to Sept 10. Broken by 16F

    09/13/2014 7:54:03 AM PDT · by blam · 20 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 9-13-2014 | Marc Morano
    By: Marc Morano September 12, 2014 246 Low Max Records Broken or Tied From Sept 1 to Sept 10 according to the NOAA. A “Low Max” means that the maximum temperatures for the day was the lowest it has ever been. This indicates daytime cooling. Below is a screenshot showing location and the biggest difference between old record and new record. The list is just the ones I could capture in a screenshot.
  • Brutally Cold 2014-15 Winter Shaping Up For The United States

    09/11/2014 8:58:45 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 62 replies
    Firsthand Weather ^ | 11SEP2014 | Matthew Holliday
    The 2013-14 winter was a season that I will never be able to forget simply because of the kind of cold Arctic outbreaks that occurred throughout that year. What’s even more remarkable is that the 2013-14 winter became known as that winter that simply would not end, and even this summer, we have seen times when the mid and upper level pattern strongly resembled what would be typical of a winter pattern. We had pretty severe Arctic outbreaks in both 2009-10 and 2010-11 winters but for entirely different reasons than last winter. The main driver of last winter was...
  • Cold year: 2014 USA temperature record lows outpace record highs nearly 2-1

    09/03/2014 12:59:11 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    WUWT ^ | 9/3/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Record temperatures are absolute – no adjusments needed. One of the biggest complaints about climate science has to do with adjustments of temperature data, such as we’ve recently witnessed from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and have been long discussing here at WUWT about what NOAA does to US and global temperature data via techniques such as homogenization which basically swamp pristine station data with questionable data from stations compromised by UHI and micro-site biases. But, record temperatures are absolute, and there is no possible way that any adjustments can be made to such records. Otherwise, they become meaningless. So,...
  • Almanac predicts colder winter, hotter summer

    08/20/2014 8:03:59 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 27 replies
    The Ass. Press ^ | 20AUG2014 | Rik Stevens
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation.
  • El Niño's About To Bring The Heat

    06/04/2014 6:15:28 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI - Live Science ^ | 6-4-2014 | Becky Oskin, LiveScience
    Becky Oskin, LiveScience Jun. 4, 2014Global temperatures in 2013. A massive oceanic heat wave is rolling toward the eastern Pacific Ocean right now, a telltale signal of a brewing El Niño. An El Niño is a natural climate cycle marked by warmer-than-average temperatures in the waters of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Forecasters won't make their final call until later this summer, but all signs point to an El Niño this year, perhaps one as powerful as what occurred in 1982 or 1997. But even a weak El Niño could hike global temperatures to record levels, scientists think.Chart of the temperature...
  • 2014 Closing In On Coldest Start To The Year In US History

    04/28/2014 12:51:55 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 28 replies
    Real Science ^ | April 27, 2014 | Unknown
    US temperatures through April 26 are third coldest on record, just barely behind 1899 and 1912. This week is forecast to be cold, and will likely push 2014 into the #1 spot.
  • In the cloud: How coughs and sneezes float farther than you think

    04/08/2014 1:33:52 PM PDT · by glorgau · 19 replies
    MIT News Office ^ | April 8, 2014 | Peter Dizikes
    The next time you feel a sneeze coming on, raise your elbow to cover up that multiphase turbulent buoyant cloud you’re about to expel. That’s right: A novel study by MIT researchers shows that coughs and sneezes have associated gas clouds that keep their potentially infectious droplets aloft over much greater distances than previously realized. “When you cough or sneeze, you see the droplets, or feel them if someone sneezes on you,” says John Bush, a professor of applied mathematics at MIT, and co-author of a new paper on the subject. “But you don’t see the cloud, the invisible gas...
  • UPDATE 1-Texas grid extends power conservation call as cold boosts usage, prices

    03/03/2014 4:03:21 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 3, 2014
    The Texas electric grid operator extended its call for residents and businesses to conserve power until Tuesday morning as a late arctic cold front that barreled as far as South Texas boosted the state's electricity consumption to a monthly record on Monday. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state's primary grid, had issued a public call for conservation on Sunday evening, citing freezing temperatures that would strain available generation capacity. "With the continued cold weather, we expect conditions to remain tight, especially during the early evening tonight and early morning hours tomorrow," said Dan Woodfin, director of system...
  • British soldiers banned from training ..at Norwegian base because health..rules deem it too COLD

    02/26/2014 8:55:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2014 | Sam Webb
    British soldiers are being banned by health and safety rules from training at a military base in the Arctic circle - because it's too cold. Locals at the Allied Training Centre in Porsanger in Norway said they were stunned that while Norwegian troops were out in -25C weather, the Brits were being kept in the warm because of the army rules. The base commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Trond Thomassen confirmed: 'British officers are not in a position to train with large divisions at Porsanger, where the temperature drops to 25 degrees below zero.
  • Homeless Seeking Shelter from Cold in Subways to Be Kicked Out, Police Say

    02/20/2014 7:59:51 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 42 replies
    DNAinfo New York ^ | Feb 20, 2014 | Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska
    QUEENS — The NYPD and the MTA plan to clear homeless men and women out of the subway system after a skyrocketing number of people have sought shelter there from the brutally cold winter, police officials said.
  • EPA's New Clean Coal Rule Would Increase Power Prices by 70 to 80 Percent

    02/12/2014 6:11:09 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/11/2014 | Heather Ginsberg
    Well it appears the Department of Energy, which has long lobbied for more clean energy, is now finding that this clean energy is a lot more expensive than they thought it would be. The Obama administration’s plan to fight global warming was to limit carbon dioxide from new power plants. So in order for new coal plants to be built, they would need to spend a lot of money on carbon capture and storage technology. I guess the EPA then forgot to think about the next logical step. If the power plants have to spend more money on this technology,...
  • Maria Sharapova leads Russian athletes in Olympic torch lighting

    02/07/2014 2:13:29 PM PST · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | Feb 7, 2014 1:57p ET
    <p>Tennis star Maria Sharapova led a group of six notable Russian athletes for the torch lighting at Friday's Opening Ceremony.</p> <p>Sharapova was joined by pole-vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, former gymnast Alina Kabaeva (who has been linked romantically to Vladimir Putin), figure-skating legend Irina Rodnina, wrestling star Alexander Karelin and former hockey goaltender Vladislav Tretiak.</p>
  • Lake Superior nearing rare ice-over

    02/07/2014 5:01:55 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 44 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 2-7-14 | John Myers
    DULUTH, Minn. -- A frigid winter is pushing Lake Superior toward a complete ice-over for the first time since 1996, though there's still a ways to go before you can skate from Duluth to the Soo Locks. Lake Superior had at least some ice across an estimated 91 percent of its surface as of Thursday, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. That compares with the 40-year average annual Lake Superior ice coverage for February of just 30 percent. George Leshkevich has been tracking Great Lakes ice for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory...
  • Surviving Winter in Yakutsk, the World's Coldest City

    02/06/2014 12:57:34 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 43 replies
    Slate ^ | Jan. 31 2014 12:30 PM | Ella Morton
    Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world's hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscura.To watch the sun rise during winter in Yakutsk, you need to set your alarm clock for 10:40 a.m. In late December, the sun will appear a few minutes later, softly illuminating a few scurrying, fur-clad forms on the snowy fog-filled streets. Yakutsk, located in Yakutia, a republic in Siberia, is the world's coldest city. In January the mean temperature hovers around minus 40 F, but days in the negative 70s are not unheard of. At this level...
  • Vladimir Putin arrives in Sochi ahead of Winter Olympics

    02/04/2014 8:15:36 AM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue February 4, 2014, 7:35 AM EST | Laura Smith-Spark and Nick Paton Walsh
    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Sochi on Tuesday, state media reported, as the Black Sea resort city enters the final stages of preparations for hosting the Winter Olympics. Putin is on a "working visit" to Sochi, with only three days to go before the Games open Friday, state news agency RIA Novosti reported. A leopard rehabilitation center was the first stop on Putin's schedule. The animals at the center, which opened nearly four years ago, are under the President's personal protection, state media say. One of them is reportedly a 6-month-old leopard kitten called Thunder. Putin will also attend...
  • Pittsburgh area - Jan sub-zero temps as many as decade combined [snow tires hot item]

    01/24/2014 1:15:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | January 23, 2014 | Tom Fontaine with Rossilynne Skena Culgan and Nicole Chynoweth
    January could end up with as many sub-zero days as Pittsburgh region had in past decade combined The mercury hasn't hit bottom yet. January ranks as one of the most bitingly cold months Western Pennsylvanians can remember, though certainly not a record. A cold snap early in the month made the temperature plummet to 9 below zero near Pittsburgh International Airport with a wind chill that felt like 30 below. State College-based AccuWeather predicts a low of 10 below zero on Tuesday as part of the latest bone-chilling cold spell, one that will extend through at least Jan. 31. “We've...
  • Winter storm set to 'go bananas' across Northeast - U.S. News

    01/21/2014 3:27:56 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 78 replies
    USNEWS.NBCNEWS.COM ^ | Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:35 PM EST | Erik Ortiz and Henry Austin, NBC News
    A wintry double whammy has descended on the Northeast, bringing as much as a foot of snow and another blast of arctic air. The latest blow to a weather-beaten region has snarled airports and interstates, closed schools and shuttered much of the nation's capital. Initially f … Article Link: Winter storm set to 'go bananas' across Northeast - U.S. News (http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/21/22381468-winter-storm-set-to-go-bananas-across-northeast?lite)
  • Farmers Almanac Predicts "Piercing," "Bitterly", "Biting" Cold Weather For Super Bowl Game

    01/21/2014 11:06:01 AM PST · by OneVike · 73 replies
    Looks like Winter is going to do what it does best, act like winter. With Super Bowl XLVIII being played at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey’s Meadowlands. Being a Viking fan, I will enjoy the game in the comfort of my living room. However, for the elite that will be at the game while listening to an opera singer during half time, it could be a bit miserable. Any predictions as to who will come out on top? You would think that the weather will favor Denver, but Payton has never done very well in cold weather. So if...
  • Here comes polar vortex TWO

    01/13/2014 8:43:11 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 76 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 13JAN2014 | Robert Felix
    “This is way overdone,” says meteorologist Joe Bastardi. “The one coming around Jan 25-31 will be much stronger.” Another Arctic blast to hit US next week, shouts the Daily Mail. A new cold-front is expected to hit the East Coast on Thursday. The upcoming front of icy temperatures is expected to bring arctic air to southern Canada and then move into the northern plains of the U.S. before moving to the Midwest and East Coast – each of which is still recovering from last week’s frigid temperatures. Forecasters expect the first stage of the new arctic blast to hit the...
  • Unreal: Obama Administration Blames Record Cold On Global Warming (Video)

    01/08/2014 6:47:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 55 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/8/14 | Kristinn Taylor
    Unreal: Obama Administration Blames Record Cold On Global Warming (Video) Posted by Andrea Ryan on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 7:36 PM Guest Post by Kristinn Taylor The Obama administration released a YouTube video on Wednesday by Obama Science Advisor Dr. John Holdren blaming ‘global warming’ for the recent polar vortex driven outbreak of sub-zero weather in North America. The two-minute-twelve-second long official White House video opens with a satellite image dated January 7, 2014 of most of the central and eastern United States and Canada covered in clouds and snow (any evocation of the Day After Tomorrow is pure propaganda...
  • High electric use during cold snap triggers request to dial it down (Illinois)

    01/07/2014 5:33:01 PM PST · by Libloather · 45 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1/07/14 | Michelle Manchir
    The extreme cold has prompted the organization that operates the electrical grid serving Illinois to ask consumers to turn down the thermostat and avoid using appliances like the stove, dishwasher and laundry machine between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. The frigid weather has led to higher than normal electricity use and the call for conservation during peak hours is an effort to avoid more drastic measures, said a spokeswoman for PJM Interconnection, which coordinates the movement of wholesale electricity to 13 states including Illinois. The last time the organization asked consumers to take such...
  • 3 Amtrak Trains With Hundreds of Passengers Stranded Since Monday

    01/07/2014 8:51:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1-7-14 | ANTHONY CASTELLANO
    About 500 passengers aboard three Amtrak trains were stranded overnight in a remote part of northern Illinois because of blowing and drifting snow, Amtrak officials said today. The trains were halted late Monday near Mendota, about 80 miles west of Chicago. The passengers were aboard the Southwest Chief from Los Angeles, the Illinois Zephyr from Quincy, Ill., and the California Zephyr from the San Francisco Bay area, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told The Associated Press. The trains became stuck around 4:15 p.m. ET Monday after they hit a 12-foot snow drift that paralyzed the engines, passenger Bryan Plummer told ABC...
  • I love Michigan...

    01/07/2014 2:51:42 PM PST · by madison10 · 65 replies
    Self | January 7, 2014 | madison10
    ...but it's so blastedly COLD, WINDY and SNOWY. My furnace has not stopped running for two days straight. Wow, is that gonna cost us. BRRRRRRRRRRRRR. The dog walked about 50 feet from the house turned around to come back and collapsed 6 feet from the house. I went out to carry him in, his poor feet wouldn't move any more.
  • Chicago Extreme Cold: Weather in 'Chiberia' Colder Than South Pole

    01/06/2014 11:54:49 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    DNAinfo Chicago ^ | January 6, 2014 | Emily Morris
    CHICAGO — The wind chill hit 40 degrees below zero Monday morning at O'Hare Airport, and the extreme cold is expected to stick around for the next couple of days, meteorologists said.
  • Get ready for it to feel as cold as MINUS SIXTY! Nation braces for coldest temperatures in 40 YEARS

    01/04/2014 7:33:23 PM PST · by Windflier · 244 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 4 January 2014 | Various
    Experts have warned that Friday's freezing temperatures were simply a warm-up and that this weekend will bring a big chill for 140 million people - almost half the nation - that could prove fatal for the unprepared - and will continue through the winter. With the Northeast still reeling from the huge storm that dumped as much as two-feet of snow across the region and was responsible for the deaths of 16 people, a new weather system is threatening to bring record low temperatures to the Midwest as a polar vortex barrels over the United States. 'It's the mother lode...
  • Bitter Cold Follows Year's First Snowstorm

    01/03/2014 3:24:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    The Courant ^ | January 3, 2014 | Christine Dempsey,Kelly Glista
    A coastal snowstorm battered the state overnight with high winds and bitter cold. The snow, which didn't pile up as expected, should taper off by 7 a.m. Friday morning. The cold will continue through Saturday morning, when temperatures could fall below zero and reach record-breaking lows, FOX CT meteorologist Rachel Frank said.
  • Caption the Clintons!

    01/02/2014 2:15:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    yahoo/reuters ^ | 1/1/14 | CARLO ALLEGRI/REUTERS
  • Vanity: Info Required On Cold Weather Starts

    01/01/2014 8:32:17 AM PST · by Gay State Conservative · 96 replies
    Self
    My dilemma...tomorrow night my diesel and I will spend the night in a town where it's forecast to drop to -40F overnight.I'll have no garage,no battery charger,no oil pan heater...nothing.Does anyone have any experience with diesels at that temperature? My previous diesel once started after a night of -30F but I'm concerned about this.As on the previous occasion I plan to fill up with locally blended Shell diesel when I arrive but my car maker forbids the use of *any* fuel additives (it's still under warranty).Thanks in advance for any advice.
  • Power outages leave thousands in cold, dark [Don't Worry, America--Obama is in toasty Hawaii!]

    12/26/2013 4:15:04 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    thonline.com ^ | 12/26/13
    Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada worked Wednesday to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses left in the dark by last weekend's ice storm, and people slowly trickled out of shelters to spend Christmas Day at their finally warm homes. But not everyone was so lucky, including Ashley Walter, who was forced to spend Christmas at a shelter in a school in Litchfield with her husband, Jacob Walter, and their month-old daughter, Leah. The family lost power on Saturday, got it back and then lost it again Sunday. Ashley Walter and Leah stay...
  • Snowburst: 5 to 6 feet up north! Lake effect shifting south, Winter Storm Watch for the weekend

    12/14/2013 12:20:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    syracuse.com ^ | Dave Eichorn
    It was as they say, a good ol' fashion lake effect pounding -- a snowburst -- 60 to 72 inches of snow (confirmed). Put simply, they got hammered -- all of this while a major lake effect research project is going on east of Lake Ontario (http://owles.org/). 9:00 a.m. Saturday Update: Winter storm warnings for much of the northeast U.S. are in effect.
  • Earliest Subzero Temps Since ’95; More Bitter Cold And Snow Coming

    12/10/2013 8:31:34 AM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies
    CHICAGO (CBS) – Temperatures dipped below zero overnight, the earliest it has been that cold in Chicago in 18 years. The last time Chicago had subzero temperatures this early in the season was Dec. 9, 1995. Unfortunately for Chicagoans, it won’t be long before the mercury is back below zero. Though temperatures will get into the low 20s on Tuesday, Chicago could see subzero temperatures again Wednesday night. Before that, Chicago likely will get more snow. A winter weather advisory has been issued for the Chicago area from midnight Tuesday night through 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. The snow will begin...
  • Antarctica Sets Cold Record of -135.8 Degrees

    12/10/2013 5:13:06 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 33 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | December 9, 2013 | Seth Borenstein
    Feeling chilly? Here's cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for soul-crushing cold. Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zero; that's 93.2 degrees below zero Celsius, which sounds only slightly toastier. Better yet, don't try it. That's so cold scientists say it hurts to breathe. A new look at NASA satellite data revealed that Earth set a new record for coldest temperature recorded. It happened in August 2010 when it hit -135.8 degrees. Then on July 31 of this year, it came close again: -135.3 degrees. The old record had been -128.6 degrees,...
  • Historic Cold Last Night Across Pacific Northwest

    12/09/2013 7:04:26 AM PST · by aimhigh · 31 replies
    Albany Tribune ^ | 12/08/2013 | Steve Pierce
    Historic December cold descended upon parts of the Pacific Northwest early Sunday morning, as the mercury dipped to as low as -41 degrees below zero in Oregon. Under a thick blanket of snow, several locations set new records. At Lakeview, Oregon the mercury dropped to -27 degrees below zero, setting a new all-time record for that location. The previous record was -22 degrees below zero set back in February of 1933 and again in January of 1937.
  • The Lonely Guy [Link only! Vanity Fair somewhat critical of the Clown]

    11/09/2013 6:25:59 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Vanity Fair | 11/8/13 | TODD S. PURDUM
    http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/2013/11/barack-obama-loner-self-reliant-closed-off
  • Barack Obama's Stone-Cold Lies

    10/23/2013 11:55:17 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 10-23-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, it's time for some hard truths here. Barack Obama and his minions are recklessly manipulating and deceiving the entire private health insurance industry. What has happened and what is happening to the best health care system ever developed in the history of man is more than a shame. It is simply outrageous. And it is being done purposefully and with a level of deceit that is apparent to anybody who wants to be open enough with themselves to admit it and to see it. It appears now that multiple officials who work for the president have misled millions...
  • Grow your own to save money 6 cold-weather plants that are perfect to plant this Fall

    09/30/2013 10:47:39 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 31 replies
    Clark Howard.com ^ | 9-17-13 | Crystal Collins
    ost people think that Springtime is the time to start growing that vegetable or herb garden. But there are many types of plants that should mainly be grown during the cooler months. Fall is a great time to try your hand at growing leafy greens, and that makes this a great way to save some money on produce. If you end up with a good harvest, you'll have a bountiful source of vegetables while other people are paying higher prices for greens at the grocery store. Here are 6 cooler weather plants you may want to try your hand at...
  • US plane in 1961 'nuclear bomb near-miss'

    09/21/2013 1:42:30 AM PDT · by Mr Radical · 61 replies
    BBC News ^ | 21st September 2013
    A four-megaton nuclear bomb was one switch away from exploding over the US in 1961, a newly declassified US document confirms. Two bombs were on board a B-52 plane that went into an uncontrolled spin over North Carolina - both bombs fell and one began the detonation process. The document was first published in the UK's Guardian newspaper. The US government has acknowledged the accident before, but never made public how close the bomb came to detonating. The document was obtained by journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act. The plane was on a routine flight when it...
  • Atlanta, GA – Record cold for third straight day

    09/13/2013 8:17:16 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 47 replies
    Ice Age Now.info ^ | 13SEP2013 | Sonia Moghe
    For the third straight day, high temperatures in Atlanta are breaking records for how low they are. Saturday’s high was 66 degrees as against the normal high in the upper 80s. The temperatures put a chill over, “It’s kind of a freak of nature that it’s even cold – it’s August and we’re wearing jeans and coats, and it’s very weird,” said Regan Koski, event manager for Decatur’s Blues, Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival. “I’m from Atlanta, and I still can’t believe this weather. It’s crazy,” Wynn said. “I would expect this in November. Not in August. Not in Atlanta.” Thursday...
  • Cold weekend forecast: Fall in Summer (Chicago record breaker?)

    07/26/2013 8:08:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/26/13 | Ellen Jean Hirst
    You might want to put aside any plans for the beach this weekend. The high temperature on Saturday is forecast to stay one notch below 70 degrees, threatening the record for July 27. Lows are expected to dip into the mid and upper 40s in some suburbs Saturday night, with northern suburbs experiencing slightly colder and southern suburbs slightly warmer temps conditions.
  • Longmont weather: Lowest temperature ever recorded in May

    05/03/2013 12:11:54 PM PDT · by catnipman · 23 replies
    Longmont Times Call ^ | 5/3/2013 | staff
    Under clear skies and a snowy landscape, the temperature plunged to 14 degrees at Vance Brand Airport at 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning, smashing the previous record low for the date of 24, set in 1989. The morning low is the lowest temperature ever recorded in Longmont during the month of May, according to Times-Call weather consultant Dave Larison. Previously, the lowest reading for the month was 18 degrees, set on May 1, 1989, and May 5, 1917. ... (Read rest of article via link.)
  • Regina Sees Second-Coldest March in 50 Years (Global Warming Hoax Debunking)

    04/01/2013 8:19:43 PM PDT · by SeminoleCounty · 20 replies
    News Talk CJME 980 (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada) ^ | April 1, 2013 | Courtney Mintenko
    March 2013 will be remembered for its cold, miserable weather, and Environment Canada confirms that it ranked as the second-coldest March in the last 50 years. "It was so winter-like, my gosh it was even more winter-like than February," said David Phillips, chief meteorologist with Environment Canada. In Regina, the average daily temperature during March measured around -12.3 C. "The normal would be around -5 C," explained Phillips, "and I needn't remind you that last year, the temperature was close to 1 C. So think about it, (that's) 13 degrees colder than it was the year before."
  • Cold Warrior Putin calls for Russian military upgrades as U.S. troop cuts loom

    02/27/2013 7:28:04 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/27/13 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country needs an immediate and massive military upgrade by 2016 and has called on his top brass to put the wheels in motion. On Wednesday, he told top defense ministry and military officials that Russia is seeing “insistent attempts” from world powers, and the United States in particular, to upset the balance of missile defense, The Associated Press reported. He said the United States was trying to take the lead in world power and establish a new missile defense system, AP said. His statements come at a time when Israel and the United States...
  • Need an Efficient Stand By Propane Furnace.

    01/04/2013 2:21:39 PM PST · by Little Bill · 22 replies
    1/04/2013 | Self
    I heat my home with wood and have regulated my forced hot water furnace to back up. It sucks and is maintience intensive. I am going to replace it with what? I Live on a snow line in central New Hampshire and it gets COLD, F'n Cold. What I need is a reliable single zone propane furnace that can stand long periods of NON use. NO Pilot.
  • NY Convict Indicted in Bronx Cold Case Killing

    12/19/2012 1:38:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 18, 2012
    A 60-year-old New York man has been indicted on a murder charge in a cold case investigation. Lucius Crawford was charged with murder Tuesday in the 1993 stabbing death of Nella West. Crawford was arrested last month at his Mount Vernon, N.Y. home. Investigators made a shocking discovery when they went to his home: The body of another woman who had been stabbed to death.
  • Down to -50C: Russians freeze to death as strongest-in-decades winter hits (PHOTOS)

    12/19/2012 1:07:11 PM PST · by george76 · 40 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 19 December, 2012, | Yakov Andreev
    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. ... 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...
  • It's So Cold In DC...

    12/12/2012 10:26:23 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-12-12 | The Looking Spoon
    I've heard the joke before, but now there's a visual for it!
  • Key ingredient in beer may help treat the common cold (humulone)

    12/11/2012 1:41:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/11/12 | Eric Pfeiffer -The Sideshow
    Got a cold? Treat yourself to a cold one. A new study, reports Agence France-Presse, suggests that a chemical compound in beer can help the human body fight the virus behind the common cold. Of course, there are some important caveats. First, the study was conducted and published by Sapporo Breweries, a Japanese beer manufacturer, through its Sapporo Medical University. And secondly, an adult would have to drink about 30 cans of beer to get enough humulone, the compound said to have anti-viral properties. The humulone found in hops, one of beer's three main ingredients, gives the alcoholic drink its...
  • SOVIET MILITARY POWER

    07/03/2012 6:27:31 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 10 replies
    SOVIET MILITARY POWER ^ | March 1983 | DoD
    I remember reading this in 1983. It is propaganda, but still an interesting read.
  • (VANITY) Why did the left hate Senator Joe McCarthy?

    06/10/2012 6:04:18 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 51 replies
    June 10 2012 | me
    He was correct about the Soviet atomic spies. The whole focus of the Soviet atomic bomb program was to build a copy of the American "Fat Man" implosion device. Klaus Fuchs, Theodore Hall, David Greenglass, Rosenbergs and the other spies provided all of the info on the bomb to the Soviets. The first Soviet atomic bomb called "RDS-1", detonated on 29 August 1949 was an almost exact copy of the American "Fat Man".