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  • Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77

    09/18/2017 4:34:52 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 10 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th September 2017 | BBC News
    A former Soviet military officer credited with averting a possible nuclear disaster at the peak of the Cold War has died at the age of 77. Stanislav Petrov was on duty at a Russian nuclear early warning centre in 1983 when computers wrongly detected incoming missiles from the US. He took the decision that they were a false alarm and did not report them to his superiors. His actions, which came to light years later, possibly prevented nuclear war. Petrov died at his home in Moscow in May but his death has only now been made public. In an interview...
  • Trump dumps inaugural parade announcer of past 60 years

    01/08/2017 1:17:52 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2017 | By Jennifer Calfas
    President-elect Donald Trump's team decided not to call upon the services of the inauguration announcer who has worked every parade for the past 60 years, according to a local Washington station. Trump is choosing not to use Charles Brotman, 89, to announce his inaugural parade — breaking with decades of tradition that began with Brotman's first inaugural gig for Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957. Brotman told ABC News’ D.C. affiliate he was “heartbroken” to learn he wouldn't be announcing what would have been his 12th inaugural parade. “I’ve been doing this for 60 years,” Brotman told WJLA. “I was destroyed,”...
  • Ski areas forced to close due to record-low temperatures

    01/04/2017 6:10:58 AM PST · by Twotone · 30 replies
    NBC Montana ^ | Jan. 03, 2016 | AP
    MISSOULA, Mont. - Four ski areas in western Montana have unexpectedly closed due to extreme cold and wind. Snowbowl outside of Missoula, Discovery Ski Area near Philipsburg and Blacktail Mountain near Lakeside all closed Monday due to weather. All three areas were also closed Tuesday. Great Divide near Helena also was closed Monday. It is closed on Tuesdays and officials said the extreme cold could impact skiing later in the week.
  • Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Jun 2016:

    06/02/2016 12:33:24 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 10 replies
    Volcano Discovery Blog ^ | Various | Dr. Tom Pfeiffer
    Volcanic activity worldwide 1 Jun 2016: Colima volcano, Bromo, Semeru, Dukono, Turrialba, Nyiragongo...
  • Obama tells Cubans he comes to bury a last remnant of Cold War

    03/22/2016 7:59:52 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 35 replies
    Reuters via CNBC.com ^ | March 22, 2016 | Reuters Staff
    Sitting next to Cuban President Raul Castro (R), US President Barack Obama (L) gestures during the state dinner at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. Adalberto Roque | AFP | Getty Images Sitting next to Cuban President Raul Castro (R), US President Barack Obama (L) gestures during the state dinner at the Revolution Palace in Havana on March 21, 2016. U.S. President Barack Obama declared on Tuesday that he had come to Havana to "bury the last remnant" of the Cold War in the Americas as he spoke directly to the Cuban people in a historic speech...
  • WEEK 526: COLD - Olney, MD

    02/14/2016 1:42:10 PM PST · by trooprally · 40 replies
    Cold weather finally settled in. After a 70 degree Christmas day, it was welcomed - NOT BELOW: This is Lurker Jim's temperature reading at 10AM as we got started. . But this pales when compared to several Walter Reed FReeps. One time Kburi's gauge read 20 when we started and 12 when we ended. And there was no ambient warmth from the sun on the cold Friday nights. Of course today in Olney there was 20 MPH+ winds which cancelled out any ambient warmth. One gust was so high that we saw gravel and trash being blown along Rte. 108....
  • On bitterly cold night, Birmingham's homeless warming station used for Sanders rally

    01/20/2016 4:19:54 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 7 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | 01/19/2016 | Jeremy Gray
    With temperatures in Birmingham expected to dropped to 20 overnight Monday -- the lowest temperature thus far in 2016 -- the place where the city‘s homeless usually go to seek shelter from the cold was unavailable. Boutwell Auditorium, typically used as a warming station in such situations, was not available Monday night because presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders spoke to a crowd of thousands. Factoring in wind chill, it was expected to feel more like 15 degrees on the streets of Birmingham. Last week, the auditorium housed about 300 people a night when it served as a warming station for three...
  • Colorado Weather Station Hits -51°F, Ties One Of Coldest Temperatures Ever Recorded (Dec. 17th)

    12/21/2015 3:46:26 PM PST · by dynachrome · 58 replies
    CBS4 ^ | 12-21-15 | Chris Spears
    It’s one of the coldest temperatures ever recorded in Colorado, and a tie for the coldest temperature at this particular weather station! On the morning of December 17 the thermometer at Antero Reservoir dropped to an astounding -51°F. The last time that happened was on Feb. 8, 1989. The list of coldest temperatures on record at Antero include… -50 Feb. 7, 1989 -49 Dec. 8, 1978 -48 Jan. 13, 1963 -47 Jan. 6, 1971 -46 Feb. 13, 2004 The coldest temperature ever recorded in Colorado was -61°F in the small town of Maybell, located in Moffat County, on Feb. 1,...
  • 21 amazing photos that show what life is like in the coldest inhabited town on Earth

    12/12/2015 7:40:51 PM PST · by Libloather · 92 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/12/15
    **SNIP** How do locals deal with the extreme cold? "Russki chai, literally Russian tea, which is their word for vodka," Chapple told the Weather Channel.
  • Super cold, slew of snow in Old Farmer's Almanac forecast

    08/15/2015 8:30:32 PM PDT · by PROCON · 56 replies
    AP ^ | Aug. 15, 2015 | KATHY McCORMACK
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Just when you thought you had gotten over last winter, be warned: The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts it will be super cold with a slew of snow for much of the country, even in places that don't usually see too much of it, like the Pacific Northwest. If you don't want to read about those four-letter words, there's plenty more to peruse in the folksy, annual book of household tips, trends, recipes and articles, such as animal jealousy, the history of shoes and anticipation for the biggest Supermoon in decades in November 2016.
  • 48°F In The Middle Of July

    07/15/2015 6:39:42 AM PDT · by Steely Tom · 85 replies
    My Outdoor Thermometer | 15 July 2015 | Steely
    I just thought this was worth noting. I live in Upstate New York, where in years past it would often be in the upper nineties at this point in the annual weather cycle. The leaves are beginning to turn on some of the trees in my neighborhood. We've had a succession of below-normal days. "Accuweather" (BTW) says it's 57° where I live. Last year, there was one evening on which Accuweather said it was eighteen degrees hotter where I live than what my outdoor thermometer said. I haven't heard President Obama saying much about global warming this summer, other than...
  • Global Warming Alert: Coldest Memorial Day in Ten Years (Vanity)

    05/22/2015 3:04:54 AM PDT · by 9thLife · 45 replies
    here ^ | now | me
    Calling for a low in the 40's F tonight.
  • Snow, cold keep New England skiers, riders stoked into May

    05/02/2015 4:01:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ap ^ | May 2, 2015 | LYNNE TUOHY
    ''We've had so much snow and the cold to preserve it,'' Vazzano said. ''We had storm after storm after storm.'' At times the snow was so plentiful it was problematic. The blizzard in late January triggered travel warnings and skiers in the Boston area were shoveling rather than skiing. It was followed closely by four successive weekends of winter storms. Vazzano said a cold spell in February helped preserve the snow but discouraged some skiers. ''When you can't get out of your driveway you can't get to the mountain,'
  • Obama’s Brother Says Barack Is ‘Cold And Ruthless…Dishonest And A Schemer’

    04/25/2015 7:23:13 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 65 replies
    foxnews ^ | April 25, 2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    film maker Joel Gilbert, who produced the film “Dreams from My Real Father,” (which suggested that Obama’s Communist mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, may be his real father) talks to President Obama’s brother Malik, who has some very strong views about his half-brother – including his own doubts as to Obama’s parentage. Malik says, he feels “Disappointed, disappointed, used, used and also betrayed. In the beginning, I didn’t think that he was a schemer. His real character, his real personality, the real him, is coming out now.”
  • Pope Francis: Doctrine is cold and leads to an abstract world devoid of Theological Virtues

    03/26/2015 1:55:49 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 19 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 26, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    The assault on doctrine continues as Rome disintegrates. Vatican Radio: "It is not 'cold doctrine' that brings joy, but faith, and the hope of meeting Jesus. He who cannot rejoice is an unhappy believer: that’s what Pope Francis said in his homily at Thursday morning’s Mass in Santa Marta in the Vatican: Abraham’s joy upon hearing that as God promised, he may become a father inspired Pope Francis’ reflection Thursday. Commenting on the day’s readings, Pope Francis remarked that Abraham is old, as well as his wife Sara, but he believes and opens 'his heart to hope' and is 'full...
  • List of excuses for ‘The Pause’ in global warming (The current count: 52 excuses}

    03/18/2015 11:46:26 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies
    http://wattsupwiththat.com ^ | List last updated on September 11th, 2014 | WUWT and The HockeySchtick
    HOT LINKS AT SITE : An updated list of at excuses for the 18-26 year statistically significant ‘pause’ in global warming, including recent scientific papers, media quotes, blogs, and related debunkings. List last updated on September 11th, 2014 1) Low solar activity 2) Oceans ate the global warming [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] 3) Chinese coal use [debunked] 4) Montreal Protocol 5) What ‘pause’? [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] 6) Volcanic aerosols [debunked] 7) Stratospheric Water Vapor 8) Faster Pacific trade winds [debunked] 9) Stadium Waves 10) ‘Coincidence!’ 11) Pine aerosols 12) It’s “not so unusual” and “no more than natural variability” 13)...
  • Records smashed as February 2015 comes to an end ( Cold in NY )

    02/28/2015 12:48:14 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    News 4 ^ | February 28, 2015 | Mark Belcher
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – An excruciatingly cold and unseasonably snowy February is coming to an end, and when western New York leaves it behind, it will be leaving behind the shattered remains of some century old or more records. February of 2015 wasn’t just cold, it was arctic cold. Zero days have been above freezing. That has led to an incredibly high amount of damage from water main breaks to accidents from slippery cold, and it’s also created a risk of future damage. Without reaching temperatures which would allow a temporary thaw, snow has piled up in some places to incredible...
  • Great Lakes ice cover may set record this week with two more arctic blasts

    02/23/2015 2:48:09 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies
    MLive.Com ^ | February 23, 2015 | Mark Torregrossa
    Two more very cold arctic blasts are going to hit Michigan this week. Conditions may be right late in the week for rapid ice making on the Great Lakes. This makes me think we could make a run at record ice cover on the Great Lakes by this coming weekend. As of Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, the total Great Lakes ice cover was 84.4 percent. Record total ice cover on the Great Lakes is 94.7 percent, set in 1979.
  • Eastern U.S. record breaking cold and snow as seen from space

    02/21/2015 9:49:37 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 64 replies
    WattsUpWithThat.com ^ | 21FEB2015 | Anthony Watts
    From NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center: NASA snaps picture of Eastern US in a record-breaking ‘freezer’ NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of the snow-covered eastern U.S. that looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer. In addition to the snow cover, Arctic and Siberian air masses have settled in over the Eastern U.S. triggering many record low temperatures in many states. On Feb. 19 at 16:40 UTC (11:40 a.m. EST), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Terra satellite captured a picture of the snowy landscape. The snow cover combined with the frosty...
  • More Arctic Cold to Flow Across Eastern US Through End of February

    02/21/2015 7:02:33 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 39 replies
    Accumeather ^ | 21FEB2015 | Alex Sosnowski
    Additional rounds of frigid air will continue to drill the eastern United States into the end of February, riding on the heels of bursts of record-breaking low temperatures. By way of Siberia, additional waves of cold air will continue to roll into the Eastern states. This cross-polar flow, as it is called, travels thousands of miles across the North Pole, over frozen tundra, seas of ice and/or snow cover. As a result, the frigid air experiences little moderation until it reaches the southern U.S. According to AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, "In some cases the cold has been rivaling that...