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  • Have the Shovels/Ice Melt Ready if You Live North of I-40; Be Ready to Bundle Up, TOO!

    02/04/2010 12:43:19 PM PST · by dopplerdale · 12 replies · 752+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 2/4/10 | Dale Bader
    Get ready for a busy couple of weeks as a full return of winter is on its WAAY. If you remember in the Winter Outlook that was presented in October, I mentioned a cold winter was expected for much of the Eastern U.S. and that February would likely be the coldest. We had a period of significant chill in January with a period of a thaw but now the next two weeks is going to give early January’s cold a run for its money. Cold will again make its way all the way out of the Arctic and into the...
  • FOX: "President Obama To Speak Any Minute on Tragedy in Haiti" (3 days in a row....)

    01/15/2010 10:07:28 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 56 replies · 2,095+ views
    Fox news | 01/15/10 | David Axelrod and Rahm Emmanuel
    PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SPEAK ANY MINUTE ON TRAGEDY IN HAITI
  • Cold Records in Cuba, Bahamas, Central Amer.

    01/13/2010 8:35:34 AM PST · by WmCraven_Wk · 7 replies · 666+ views
    So to summarize, this is what I would have appeared to uncover (assuming no errors, and pursuant to the records being made official from the respective governments and assuming this website is correct with it's records): - The Bahamas broke their all-time country record low temperature - Havana Cuba broke their all-time city record low temperature - Guatemala City came within 1.4 degrees of breaking their all-time city record low temperature
  • January Thaw to Set In This Week, Then More Cold Returns

    01/12/2010 12:50:18 PM PST · by dopplerdale · 13 replies · 730+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | January 13, 2009 | Dale Bader
    Busy weather week coming up, just like the way things have been here since the holidays. Glad things are slowing down a bit so I can provide you with the latest updates again. Well, I don’t need to tell many of you just how cold it has been since the first of the year as you, like I, have been experiencing it. But really, just how cold has it been? Since the 1st of January, more than 2,900 winter related records have been tied or broken.
  • Citrus farmers report significant damage to crops

    01/11/2010 8:12:44 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 34 replies · 846+ views
    mysuncoast.com ^ | Jan 11, 2010 03:22 PM | ABC - 7
    ARCADIA - The cold weather is a shock to many people's system, and an even bigger shock to the state's lucrative orange crop. And after Sunday night's deep freeze, damage reports are starting to come in from citrus growers throughout the state. Growers say that overnight freezing temperatures partially destroyed their citrus groves, but it will be days before they know the extent of the damage. Growers spent Monday slicing fruit with knives to check for damage. "You could get it from a quarter of an inch to all the way through the fruit...you would see ice crystals." Carlton says...
  • Freeze in Florida Tonight Will Be Worst Since 1989

    01/10/2010 6:03:14 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 66 replies · 2,140+ views
    accuweather.com ^ | Jan 10, 2010 | Heather Buchman
    Several blasts of arctic air have gripped the eastern two-thirds of the country since the beginning of the new year. In the South, the extreme cold has been threatening crops, and temperatures tonight could be the most damaging for some. While temperatures will rebound throughout the upcoming week, a late-week rain storm could cause even more damage to Southern crops. Tonight Will Be Most Damaging in Florida So far, citrus-growers in Florida have gotten by with only light damage following several nights of sub-freezing temperatures over the past week. Tonight will likely prove more destructive as temperatures drop to the...
  • Cold stuns Floridians, causes deaths elsewhere

    01/10/2010 1:37:42 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 76 replies · 2,602+ views
    AP ^ | 01/10/10 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON
    Cold stuns Floridians, causes deaths elsewhere By BRENDAN FARRINGTON The Associated Press Sunday, January 10, 2010; 2:30 AM ORLANDO, Fla. -- Mark and Barbara Willard were at home in Wickford, England two weeks ago checking the weather forecast on the Internet before packing for their trip to Orlando - sunny and 70 degrees. On Saturday afternoon they had the hoods on their brand new coats pulled tight around their heads as the walked down the International Drive tourist strip. The weather: 35 degrees and cloudy with a chance of icy rain or even snow. "The good news is two days...
  • Cold snap pummels unequipped Europe

    01/08/2010 7:09:24 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 53 replies · 1,973+ views
    CTV News ^ | Friday Jan. 8, 2010 9:10 PM ET | CTV.ca News Staff
    Europeans in the grip of one of the toughest cold snaps in decades are worried about freezing to death in their unequipped homes, as much of the continent continues to experience a Canadian-style deep freeze. Polar wind is sweeping across Europe, from Spain to Sweden, but people in the U.K. are in panic mode as temperatures plummet to -22 degrees Celsius. It's just five degrees shy of a record set in northern Scotland in 1982. The government has ordered manufacturers and other corporations to stop using natural gas so that there will be enough to heat homes. British Prime Minister...
  • Snow covers Britain from head to toe (Amazing photo)

    01/08/2010 2:52:45 AM PST · by Crazieman · 38 replies · 4,301+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 1/7/2010 | Stephen Adams
    Snow covers Britain from head to toe As if dusted with icing sugar, this satellite image of Britain shows the full extent of the snow coverage affecting the country. From head to toe there is barely a patch of land not blanketed by the heaviest snowfall in 50 years. It was taken at 11.15am on Thursday by the NASA satellite Terra and transmitted to the University of Dundee Satellite Receiving Station.
  • Why is it so darned COLD? (My title)

    01/07/2010 6:30:15 PM PST · by Aracelis · 27 replies · 899+ views
    Dr. Jeff Master's Wunderblog ^ | January 08, 2010 | Dr. Jeff Masters
    Dr. Master's presents a fine essay on the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), which is causing unusually cold weather. Link only, TOS prohibit even partial quotatons.
  • Persistent cold tightens grip on nation

    01/06/2010 7:25:04 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 567+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/10 | Randall Dickerson - ap
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The freeze that lingered over much of the nation Wednesday was expected to be followed by strong winds and more bitter cold through the Midwest and deep into the South. The unusually persistent Southern cold snap has been blamed for at least six deaths and threatened to freeze Florida citrus crops. The cold was expected to continue through the weekend. The National Weather Service predicted the heaviest snow from the fast-moving system would fall on Iowa, Missouri and Illinois, with 4-6 inches predicted along with some locally heavier amounts through Thursday. In a rare turn for the...
  • Cold snap spurs power rationing in China (unlikely to seriously slow China's economic momentum)

    01/06/2010 7:19:29 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 262+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/6/10 | Jim Bai
    BEIJING (Reuters) – Cities across eastern and central China are rationing power for industry and urging residents to limit gas use after a wave of icy weather sent energy demand soaring while straining supplies of coal that were already tight. Much of China's manufacturing and farming heartland shivered on Wednesday under snow, sleet and unusual cold that drove south after dumping big snowfalls on Beijing and much of the country's north in past days. Daytime temperatures in Shanghai and across the nearby coastal provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang skidded close to 0 degrees Celsius (32 F), and many areas inland...
  • Florida growers anxious about cold

    01/04/2010 1:16:31 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 33 replies · 1,260+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune ^ | January 4, 2010 | Staff Report
    Area citrus growers are carefully watching the week's low temperatures, paying special attention to the 28-degree mark. That is when citrus begins to sustain damage. Too long at that temperature and the crop is ruined. According to Ron Hamel, of the Gulf Citrus Growers Association, $300 million worth of produce was still on the trees Sunday. Gulf Citrus Growers encompass a five-county area, from Charlotte to Collier County, with more than 169,000 acres of citrus and 26 million trees -- one-fifth of Florida's crop. If temperatures continue to plummet, "any of this could have a significant economic impact to our...
  • In case you thought cold weather would discourage the enviro nutjobs....

    01/04/2010 9:32:45 AM PST · by big black dog · 19 replies · 884+ views
    http://www.dianahsieh.com/blog/2008/01/cold-weather-i-blame-global-warming.html Cold Weather? I Blame Global Warming There's been a fair amount of extreme cold weather recently around the world. Of course, many environmentalists are attributing this to global warming. Geophysicist David Deming notes: Extreme cold weather is occurring worldwide. On Dec. 4, in Seoul, Korea, the temperature was a record minus 5 degrees Celsius. Nov. 24, in Meacham, Ore., the minimum temperature was 12 degrees Fahrenheit colder than the previous record low set in 1952. The Canadian government warns that this winter is likely to be the coldest in 15 years. Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri are just emerging from...
  • Big Freeze Could Grip Britain Until March (2,000 motorists trapped Monday night)

    12/22/2009 9:45:54 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 41 replies · 1,261+ views
    Daily Express ^ | Wednesday December 23,2009 | John Ingham
    BRITAIN faces months of cold weather disruption according to a leading American weather forecasting company yesterday. The UK and northern Europe are in line for a “colder than normal” January, February and March, said the firm, WSI, which provides forecasts for many top US corporations. Its prediction, which contrasts with the Met Office’s much more cautious winter forecast, came as Britain struggled in the grip of more Christmas travel chaos caused by days of ice and heavy snow. Temperatures were expected to plunge as low as -6C in many areas last night. “The Met Office had predicted when the snow...
  • S. Korea: Bundle Up for Cold Spell Until Next Week (deep freeze strikes early)

    12/18/2009 7:38:33 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies · 282+ views
    Korea Times ^ | 12/16/09 | Do Je-hae
    Bundle Up for Cold Spell Unitl Next Week By Do Je-hae Staff Reporter Seoul recorded its lowest temperature this winter of 9.2 degrees Celsius below zero early Wednesday morning. In the afternoon, the temperature was four degrees below. It is likely that the cold spell will persist until next week, according to Korea's top weather agency Wednesday. The Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) said that most of the country experienced sub-zero temperatures except for Jeju Island and islets off South Jeolla Province. The temperature in the mountainous regions of Gangwon Province dropped to -15.3 degrees Celsius. Commuters in Seoul were seen...
  • From Copenhagen: Chaos and cold cloud over climate talks

    12/15/2009 5:38:51 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 18 replies · 775+ views
    Bahar Dutt Reporting From Site ^ | December 15, 2009 | Bahar Dutt
    It's been three days now in this cold cold country and the only way to describe the COP15 Copenhagen Summit is ABSOLUTE CHAOS! Whether its the negotiations, or the organisational abilities of the hosts, every process has been in disarray. Monday morning as temperatures dipped to -2 degrees Celsius, over one thousand people stood in the queue outside the Bella Centre, the main venue of the COP15. Along with me were over 10 journalists from print and TV networks across India, including Sunita Narain from the Centre for Science and Environment, waiting patiently to be let in. Minutes went into...
  • Big Winter Storm Slams Utah

    12/08/2009 1:41:33 PM PST · by Utah Binger · 27 replies · 960+ views
    The alt Lake Tribune ^ | December 8, 2009 | Tom Wharton
    A strong winter storm brought snow and traffic problems across Utah early Tuesday morning with the lake effect kicking in for some extra powder in parts of the Salt Lake Valley. Drivers, businesses and families from Wendover to Vernal and Tremonton to St. George were having varying degrees of success coping with snow that was feet-deep in places. Forecaster Eric Schoening of the National Weather Service's Salt Lake City office said he expected the storm to taper off Tuesday afternoon. Skies should clear for several days with another weaker storm expected to hit late Saturday and into Sunday. Temperatures will...
  • First Possible Accumulating Snow from Ozarks-Michigan

    12/01/2009 1:31:35 PM PST · by dopplerdale · 5 replies · 544+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Post ^ | 12/1/09 | Dale Bader
    A one two punch storm system is organizing across SE New Mexico and will be tracking eastward over the next 24 hours. In addition, a second storm system will be dropping south through the Northern Plains. These two systems will be phasing, or coming together, on Wednesday and a powerful low pressure system will track from the southeast Texas coast to near Louisville, Kentucky by Wednesday evening. A sharp shot of cold air will sink rapidly southward behind this moisture rich system and likely rainfall will be changed over to accumulating snow.
  • Potential New Cold Virus Mimics H1N1, Hospitalizing Children

    11/18/2009 7:29:50 PM PST · by FromLori · 11 replies · 504+ views
    Fox ^ | 11/18/09
    Runny nose, fever, cough, even pneumonia — the symptoms sound like swine flu but children hospitalized at one U.S. hospital in fact had a rhinovirus, better known as a common cold virus, doctors said on Tuesday. Hundreds of children treated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia had a rhinovirus, and federal health investigators are trying to find out if it was a new strain, and if this is going on elsewhere in the country. "What began to happen in early September is we started seeing more children coming to our emergency room with significant respiratory illness," said Dr. Susan Coffin, medical...
  • Not just swine flu - new cold virus may lurk, too

    11/17/2009 12:55:07 PM PST · by Kartographer · 8 replies · 476+ views
    Reuters/YahooNews ^ | 11/17/09 | Maggie Fox
    Runny nose, fever, cough, even pneumonia -- the symptoms sound like swine flu but children hospitalized at one U.S. hospital in fact had a rhinovirus, better known as a common cold virus, doctors said on Tuesday. Hundreds of children treated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia had a rhinovirus, and federal health investigators are trying to find out if it was a new strain, and if this is going on elsewhere in the country.
  • George Cooper gearing up for Presidential Run!

    11/11/2009 8:30:28 PM PST · by wwcj · 1 replies · 327+ views
    myspace ^ | 11/11/09 | wwcj
    Wow! Just WOW! I was looking online for work when I came across an add, "Campaign Manager, Plover Wisconsin" - looked a little deeper and ended up at his site. You really got to check this out. Only thing I came away with is, "Can't do any worse than what we have now." GO GEORGE GO! Enjoy
  • All-time October low recorded in Bavaria

    10/20/2009 5:32:50 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 21 replies · 739+ views
    The Local ^ | 20 Oct 09 | Unk
    Meteorologists on Tuesday morning recorded the lowest ever October temperature in Germany, as the mercury dipped to a chilly -24.3 degrees Celsius in Bavaria’s Berchtesgaden national park.
  • Global Warming ALERT!!!! Winter storm watch for interior New York

    10/16/2009 5:08:03 PM PDT · by Thunder90 · 24 replies · 1,136+ views
    Weather.gov ^ | National Weather Service
    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY 251 PM EDT FRI OCT 16 2009 NYZ009-036-037-044>046-055>057-062-PAZ038>040-043-044-047-048-072- 170300- /O.CON.KBGM.WS.A.0004.091017T1600Z-091018T1800Z/ NORTHERN ONEIDA-MADISON-SOUTHERN ONEIDA-CORTLAND-CHENANGO-OTSEGO- TIOGA-BROOME-DELAWARE-SULLIVAN-BRADFORD-SUSQUEHANNA- NORTHERN WAYNE-WYOMING-LACKAWANNA-LUZERNE-PIKE-SOUTHERN WAYNE- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOONVILLE...ONEIDA...UTICA...ROME... CORTLAND...NORWICH...ONEONTA...COOPERSTOWN...OWEGO...BINGHAMTON... WALTON...DELHI...MONTICELLO...TOWANDA...SAYRE...MONTROSE... TUNKHANNOCK...SCRANTON...WILKES-BARRE...HAZLETON...MILFORD... HONESDALE 251 PM EDT FRI OCT 16 2009 ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON... A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. ANOTHER AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE NORTH ALONG THE MID ATLANTIC COAST SATURDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT. THIS SYSTEM HAS THE POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ACROSS THE WATCH AREA...ESPECIALLY ALONG AND...
  • Relatively Tranquil Weather for the Eastern U.S. this Week but One Speedbump May Need to Be Crossed

    09/28/2009 12:54:43 PM PDT · by dopplerdale · 3 replies · 472+ views
    Doppler Dale's Weather Posts ^ | 9/28/09 | Dale Bader
    Not a lot to say regarding the weather. It remains quiet in the tropics but don’t put your guard down just yet.
  • Hopes for summery temperatures fade (Chicago, Plains states)

    06/14/2009 8:14:37 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 64 replies · 1,965+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6-14-09 | Tom Skilling
    After a June that opened with record chill following a spring characterized by clouds, sub-normal temperatures and deluges of rain, Chicagoans increasingly anxious for summery warmth, sunshine and rain-free days must face another meteorological disappointment. Computer models suggest below-average temperatures are likely to persist here through the week. In addition, persistent east winds blowing off the chilly waters of Lake Michigan will keep lakefront areas especially cool in upcoming days. A good deal of sunshine today and Monday is just a tease. Another storm system is headed toward Chicago and the Midwest.
  • CONTAINMENT

    04/01/2009 12:12:00 PM PDT · by prheffler · 116+ views
    my brian ^ | awhile ago | me
    Why haven’t we conducted a rapid response to all those who oppose global American hegemony? Why haven’t we given ultimatums and timetables to, say countries like China, Iran, Cuba and so forth? Why must we continually engage in all this waste of time and resources? Is it: 1.) The American public who elects the officials do not have the will or desire? 2.) The educational systems and media have not properly molded the minds of our citizens? 3.) There is too much money to make from the current complex? 4.) There is no political will due to fear and apathy?...
  • Video: Two Commanders-In-Chief, Same US Marine Corps.

    03/05/2009 9:43:23 AM PST · by ElKafir · 3 replies · 720+ views
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | Transsylvania Phoenix
    Commanders-in-Chief: Compare and Contrast. Video at the link
  • Lansing, Michigan Tea Party After Action Report

    02/27/2009 11:42:46 AM PST · by grellis · 53 replies · 2,613+ views
    me | 2/27/09 | grellis
    A grand time was had by all!
  • Watch the humidity, flu likes it dry, according to new research

    02/10/2009 2:56:20 PM PST · by CutePuppy · 13 replies · 759+ views
    Breitbart ^ | February 9, 2009 | Randolph E. Schmid
    Grandma may have been right about keeping a teakettle warming on the stove in winter to moisten the air. Studies of seasonal influenza have long found indications that flu spreads better in dry air. Now, new research being published Tuesday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, indicates that the key is the absolute humidity - which measures the amount of water present in the air, regardless of temperature - not the more commonly reported relative humidity. Relative humidity varies depending on air temperature; absolute humidity doesn't. "The correlations were surprisingly strong. When absolute humidity is low, influenza virus...
  • Power's return could take weeks in Ky., Ark. (And A New Storm is Coming)

    01/29/2009 7:03:43 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 148 replies · 3,255+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 29th 2009 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    PADUCAH, Ky. – Storm-battered residents of several states hunkered down in frigid homes and shelters Thursday, expecting to spend at least a week without power and waiting in long lines to buy generators, firewood, groceries and bottled water.
  • 'We have only four years left to act on climate change - America has to lead'(Gag Alert)

    01/19/2009 7:06:33 AM PST · by PROCON · 28 replies · 1,261+ views
    Guardian.co.uk ^ | Jan. 18, 2008 | Robin McKie
    Jim Hansen is the 'grandfather of climate change' and one of the world's leading climatologists. In this rare interview in New York, he explains why President Obama's administration is the last chance to avoid flooded cities, species extinction and climate catastropheRobin McKie, science editor The Observer, Sunday 18 January 2009 Article historyAlong one wall of Jim Hansen's wood-panelled office in upper Manhattan, the distinguished climatologist has pinned 10 A4-sized photographs of his three grandchildren: Sophie, Connor and Jake. They are the only personal items on display in an office otherwise dominated by stacks of manila folders, bundles of papers and...
  • The Pain In Maine

    01/18/2009 1:29:46 AM PST · by justa-hairyape · 31 replies · 1,016+ views
    Watts Up With That ? ^ | Januray 17th 2008 | Anthony Watts
    I don’t know if any of you readers have ever experienced temperatures that are down to -50°F, but it is painful to endure. From the NWS WFSO in Caribou, Maine, a report of a new statewide low record event. (h/t to Joe Bastardi via Jeff L). Unlike the WSFO in Chicago, which wants to throw out a statewide record low temperature because they don’t seem to trust the quality control on an AWOS station calibrated the day before in Rochelle, the WSFO in Caribou seems ready to consider the temperature recorded by a USGS gage. Ah, consistency.
  • Recent Dip In Witches' Breast Temperatures Contradicts Climatologists

    01/17/2009 5:07:54 AM PST · by SvenWaring · 17 replies · 1,068+ views
    DotPenn.com ^ | 1-18-2009 | Sven Waring
    With witches around the world reporting record drops in breast temperatures, global climatologists are being forced to re-calibrate their predictions for global climate change. In the past, climatologists have used glacier size, polar ice cap girth, witch breast temperature and decreasing size of grant funding as a measuring stick to sound the global warming alarm bells. Ismarelda Vickers, a witch from the Harrisburg coven, said her breast temperatures have dipped into the sub-zero range after recording some of her warmest boob temperatures ever a decade ago. For years, climatologists had blamed the sudden increase in temperatures on anthropic intervention. "We...
  • Ice and fire: extremes grip North America

    01/17/2009 1:42:04 AM PST · by justa-hairyape · 41 replies · 1,189+ views
    Weather Underground ^ | 7:16 PM GMT on January 16, 2009 | Dr. Jeff Masters' WunderBlog
    The lowest temperature ever recorded in the state of Maine occurred this morning, according to preliminary data from the National Weather Service. The temperature at Big Black River in northern Maine on the Canadian border bottomed out at -50F, besting the old record of -48°F. Here's the scoop from NWS: At 0730 am EST this morning a USGS gage at Big Black River recorded a low temperature of -50F. This exceeds the current statewide record low temperature of -48F set on January 19th...1925 at Van Buren. This report is considered unofficial until a review of the equipment and data by...
  • Let' Warm Mother Earth Up - Get Yor Global Warming On

    01/16/2009 3:28:31 PM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 11 replies · 431+ views
    Notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 01 16 09 | NotoriouslyConservative
    Chicago has most consecutive days of snowfall since records began in 1884...Flint, Michigan breaks 95-year-old record...Blowing snow, frigid temps pound nation...40 BELOW ZERO...Frigid air, perhaps coldest of winter...CHICAGO COLDEST IN DECADEMan, it looks like it's time to go fire off some carbon dioxide. It's too damn cold, we need some global warming. So everyone, go outside, start your cars, and cut down a tree. I'm shaking in my boots over here. Everybody punch a polar bear in the mouth, and throw away some plastic bags. Let's warm this mother up! Seriously though, when do the American people say, enough is...
  • Extremely Cold Weather Grips Nation

    01/16/2009 4:17:11 AM PST · by justa-hairyape · 69 replies · 1,503+ views
    WGAL 8 ^ | January 16th 2009 | Internet Broadcasting Systems
    -43 Degree Temps Recorded In North Dakota Much of the country is in winter's icy grip and forecasters said it won't be letting go anytime soon. In Pollock, S.D., temperatures fell to a record-setting 47 below zero Thursday. Todd Moser works at a gas station where he said it took about 10 minutes to get the pumps working. Record to near record lows were set all over the Midwest, including Aberdeen, S.D., at -42 degrees; Dubuque, Iowa, at -26 degrees; Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at -29 degrees. The -29 degrees at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was the coldest temperature ever recorded there...
  • Letter tells personal side of Emmonak fuel crisis

    01/15/2009 9:34:42 AM PST · by blu · 10 replies · 651+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | Jan. 14, 2009 | KYLE HOPKINS
    ENERGY CRUNCH: REsident had villagers describe their plight as they make do, or do without. By KYLE HOPKINS khopkins@adn.com Published: January 14th, 2009 10:12 PM Last Modified: January 14th, 2009 06:55 AM With a phone and a computer keyboard, Nicholas Tucker has turned a spotlight on his neighbors in the western Alaska village of Emmonak by telling stories of people trapped in a food and fuel crisis. Earlier this month, Tucker asked fellow villagers to describe what Alaska's rural energy crunch meant to them. He says he talked to a 70 year-old husband who cries when he's alone because he...
  • Tonight's Low Could Be Coldest In 12 Years (Des Moines Iowa)

    01/15/2009 12:30:23 AM PST · by justa-hairyape · 58 replies · 1,209+ views
    KCCI.com Des Moines ^ | 5:04 pm CST January 14, 2009 | Tad Davis, KCCI.com
    DES MOINES, Iowa --A blast of arctic air settling in over Iowa on Wednesday could bring the Des Moines area's lowest temperatures in 12 years, said KCCI meteorologist Kurtis Gertz. Temperatures could dip to -15 degrees tonight, a low not touched since 1996.
  • Shocking cold wave drops temps to 40 below zero (darn that global warming)

    01/14/2009 5:13:56 AM PST · by nuconvert · 73 replies · 2,680+ views
    MINNEAPOLIS – Temperatures crashed to Arctic levels Tuesday as a severe cold wave rolled across the upper Midwest on the heels of yet another snowstorm, closing schools and making most people think twice before going outside. Early Wednesday, the cold front swept into New York, sending temperatures falling from the 30s a day before to single digits or below zero. It hit 8 below in Massena, on the St. Lawrence River in northern New York, with the wind chill making it feel like minus 25 degrees.
  • Spinning ice disc phenomenon seen in British river for first time

    01/13/2009 4:09:39 AM PST · by justa-hairyape · 31 replies · 2,405+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 11:29AM GMT 13 Jan 2009 | Telegraph.co.uk
    A rare phenomenon normally associated with Scandinavia has been recorded on the River Otter in Devon for what could be the first time.
  • Intense Cold Blast to hit in 2 waves

    01/12/2009 5:20:35 AM PST · by valkyry1 · 34 replies · 1,514+ views
    01-15-2009 | Self
    Arctic Air Floods Chicago to New York City Arctic air bottled up over Alaska will soon be unleashed over the Midwest and East. The cold air will arrive in two waves this week. The second surge threatens to be the harshest and farthest reaching. The first shot of arctic air will plunge into the northern Plains behind a clipper system today. The bitterly cold air will spread across the Midwest and Deep South on Tuesday and the Northeast on Wednesday. The second blast of cold will come from even deeper in the arctic. It will follow close behind the first,...
  • Twelve deaths blamed on snow and cold across Europe

    01/08/2009 11:08:28 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 24 replies · 773+ views
    The West Australian ^ | 8th January 2009, 7:00 WST | MILAN AP
    Freezing temperatures and exceptional snowfall are causing travel delays across Europe and were blamed for at least 12 deaths, including that of a man in Milan who was crushed when a canopy collapsed under the weight of snow. In Poland, the Interior Ministry said at least 10 people have frozen to death due to temperatures reaching minus 25C.
  • Duluth woman, 64, recovers after hours exposed to cold

    01/08/2009 8:15:26 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies · 747+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 1-8-09 | ap
    A 64-year-old Duluth woman whose heart almost stopped beating and whose body temperature dropped to a dangerous 60 degrees after she was stuck in the cold for hours has survived — and her recovery amazed doctors. Janice Goodger slipped in snow on the afternoon of Dec. 27 and wasn't found until hours later. Near death, she was taken to St. Luke's hospital. One emergency room doctor said her body was as cold as he's seen.
  • Skier Suffers Exposure- Man Left Dangling Pantless After Vail Lift Mishap

    01/06/2009 7:05:32 AM PST · by Red Boots · 83 replies · 4,362+ views
    JANUARY 6--In a bizarre incident that will surely lead to litigation (or an out-of-court settlement), a skier at Colorado's ritzy Vail resort was left dangling upside down and pantsless from a chairlift last Friday morning.
  • Bitter cold moves in to Interior Alaska - 50 below, and that's not wind chill !

    12/30/2008 5:01:09 PM PST · by Scythian · 109 replies · 2,484+ views
    Bitter cold moves in to Interior Temperatures could drop to 50 below zero in parts of Alaska The Associated Press FAIRBANKS - Bitterly cold weather slid over from Canada and settled into Interior Alaska with forecasters saying temperatures could continue to slide to nearly 50 degrees below zero in coming days. Over the weekend, the mercury at Fairbanks International Airport dropped to 39 degrees below zero. Areas in the Interior outside the city were even colder; 46 below on the Yukon Flats, 41 below in Fort Yukon and 44 below in Central, according to the weather service. Rick Thoman, lead...
  • Newspaper delivery man dies in cold (Algore to blame?)

    12/23/2008 9:19:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies · 1,000+ views
    12/22/08
    Link only - Newspaper delivery man dies in cold
  • California Set to Adopt Sweeping Global Warming Plan

    12/11/2008 7:42:36 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 61 replies · 1,670+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/11/08
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California's utilities, refineries and large factories must transform their operations to cut greenhouse gas emissions as part of a new climate plan before state regulators. On Thursday, the California Air Resources Board was expected to adopt what would be the nation's most sweeping global warming plan, outlining for the first time how individuals and businesses would meet a landmark 2006 law that made the state a leader on global climate change. It would hold California's worst polluters accountable for the heat-trapping emissions they produce _ transforming how people travel, utilities generate power and businesses use electricity. At...
  • Snow falling in New Orleans

    12/11/2008 6:47:16 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 76 replies · 3,114+ views
    www.wxvt.com ^ | 12/11/08 | www.wxvt.com
    <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Snow is falling in the New Orleans area.</p> <p>The National Weather Service says a mixture of sleet and snow is falling Thursday morning from Baton Rouge east across much of southeastern Louisiana.</p> <p>The winter weather closed some schools and created hazardous driving conditions.</p>
  • EPA Drops Rules Easing Controls on Power Plants (Getting soaked for energy now? Just wait...)

    12/10/2008 8:51:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies · 689+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/10/08
    EPA Drops Rules Easing Controls on Power PlantsBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: December 10, 2008 Filed at 8:22 p.m. ET WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six weeks before leaving office, the Bush administration is giving up on an effort to ease restrictions on pollution from coal-burning power plants, a key plank of its original energy agenda and one that put the president at odds with environmentalists his entire eight years in the White House. President George W. Bush had hoped to make both changes to air pollution regulations final before leaving office on Jan. 20. In the midst of a coal-fired power...