January 12th, 2007, 06:28 PM #1
No talk of the impending "Ice Storm of the Century"??
Best of luck to all those who will be affected!
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January 12th, 2007, 09:33 PM #2
Just think how bad it could be if it weren't for global warming!
I'm glad I live on the west coast. I have no tolerance for the cold. I hope everybody over there gets through this ok.Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
January 12th, 2007, 09:58 PM #3
Perfect timing. A whole weekend of playoff football and now I have a great excuse to stay home.
I just hope we don't lose power.You can't fix stupidity.
January 12th, 2007, 10:39 PM #4
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meanwhile it'll be 60F here this weekend
Its freakin' JANUARYHelicopters don't fly; they vibrate so much and make so much noise that the earth rejects them.
January 13th, 2007, 12:22 AM #5
So...I can finally stop having to mow the lawn? I was wondering when winter would show up here...my car runs better in the cold weather.
Good luck to anyone stuck in ice, use chains or stay home.BBA
January 13th, 2007, 01:08 AM #6
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its not that bad. yeah, my car was covered in ice when I got off work and it took 20 minutes to scrape it off. and I have to get up and do it again tomorrow.Good job, friend-of-friends!
January 13th, 2007, 01:48 AM #7
It started here in St. Louis this evening. If it keeps up this pace all night it's going to be the twilight zone out there tomorrow, with power outages and downed trees unlike even the other three storms within the last 7 months (two summer, one ice). The trees are already coated with ice, and it just started with the forecast calling for a continuation through sunday. Even if it warms up tomorrow, it's going to be a horrible mess. I have the heater cranked in case we loose power before the night is over. Also charging the cel phone. Don't have much food to worry about.
January 13th, 2007, 02:21 AM #8
its 34 here tonight!! Super-cold! I just got back from the movies with my friends and my hands are freezing! Us southern Californians aren't used to this!Super Gerbil
January 13th, 2007, 03:34 AM #9
Am I surrounded by retards, or do I not write in good English?
January 13th, 2007, 04:23 AM #10
Here in the West it's CCCCOLD and dry...
January 13th, 2007, 04:31 AM #11
here in boston we hit almost 70 the other day haha what a nice winterUS Navy DEP
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January 13th, 2007, 07:42 AM #12
Since there aren't any big cities impacted by the ice storm, the drive-by media don't care.
January 13th, 2007, 07:47 AM #13
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idk if ur just kidding, but global warming is most likely causing the extreme warmth during summer and extreme cold during winter during recent years.
Up here near Seattle everything is freezing right now, in the teens at night and high twenties mid day; had 9 inches of snow, now down to about 6 since Wednesday night; fortunately we don't have freezing rain, just ice on the roads, haven't left the house for that reason, to many accidents and i don't want to have dee dee dee hit me when their going to fast for the conditions.
ice storms are worse, just be sure to sharpen those ice skates!
I hope everyone stays safe with the weather!!!
Seattle storms this season:
2 major snow storms, One major Wind Storm - No power for 4 days
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January 13th, 2007, 09:39 AM #14
-1 below zero here, nice ice fishing weather,
day light hit and now it's up to 2 degrees,
it's a heat wave,
good news is the coffee's hot,
no snow no snow no snow,
where oh where did the snow go,i'm folding for techimo!! what are you doing?
January 13th, 2007, 10:09 AM #15
Rain and 54F here..... No snow so far this year. It gets cold but it's always dry then when a storm comes it warms up into the 60's and pours rain. We have a flood warning out ... in JANUARY!
January 13th, 2007, 11:38 AM #16
It's sparkly around here, and we still have power. Yeaaah!
January 13th, 2007, 12:12 PM #17
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January 13th, 2007, 01:05 PM #19
The winter of 2006-2007 is likely to be one of the warmest ever in the U.S.,
Temperatures in New York City soared to a record 72 degrees Fahrenheit (22 Celsius) on Jan. 6, according to National Weather Service records. The previous record for the date was 63 degrees in 1950. The 72-degree reading tied New York's all-time high for the month from Jan. 26, 1950.
The few snow flakes that fell earlier this week in New York City marked the latest that snow has fallen in the city since recordkeeping started in 1869, according to the National Weather Service.
The 1999-2000 winter was the warmest ever recorded in the U.S. The second warmest winter occurred the year before. Last year's winter was the fifth warmest on record.
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...sSrKc&refer=usWASHINGTON, DC -- The 2006 average annual temperature for the contiguous U.S. was the warmest on record and nearly identical to the record set in 1998, according to scientists at NOAA's National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C. Seven months in 2006 were much warmer than average, including December, which ended as the fourth warmest December since records began in 1895.
Based on preliminary data, the 2006 annual average temperature was 55 degrees F, 2.2 degrees F (1.2 degrees C) above the 20th century mean and 0.07 degrees F (0.04 degrees C) warmer than 1998. NOAA originally estimated in mid-December that the 2006 annual average temperature for the contiguous United States would likely be 2 degrees F (1.1 degrees C) above the 20th century mean, which would have made 2006 the third warmest year on record, slightly cooler than 1998 and 1934, according to preliminary data. Further analysis of annual temperatures and an unusually warm December caused the change in records. These values were calculated using a network of more than 1,200 U.S. historical climatology network stations. These data, primarily from rural stations, have been adjusted to remove artificial effects resulting from factors such as urbanization and station and instrument changes which occurred during the period of record.
An improved data set being developed at NCDC and scheduled for release in 2007 incorporates recent scientific advances that better address uncertainties in the instrumental record. Small changes in annual average temperatures will affect individual rankings. Although undergoing final testing and development, this new data set also shows 2006 and 1998 to be the two warmest years on record for the contiguous U.S., but with 2006 slightly cooler than 1998.
The unusually warm temperatures during much of the first half of the cold season (October-December) helped reduce residential energy needs for the nation as a whole. Using the Residential Energy Demand Temperature Index, an index developed at NOAA to relate energy usage to climate, NOAA scientists determined that the nation's residential energy demand was approximately 13.5 percent lower than what would have occurred under average climate conditions for the season.
After a cold start to December, the persistence of spring-like temperatures in the eastern two-thirds of the country during the final two to three weeks of 2006 made this the fourth warmest December on record in the U.S., and helped bring the annual average to record high levels. For example, the monthly average temperature in Boston was 8 degrees F above average, and in Minneapolis-St Paul, the temperature was 17 degrees F above average for the last three weeks of December. Even in Denver, which had its third snowiest December on record and endured a major blizzard that brought the city to a standstill during the holiday travel season, the temperature for the month was 1.4 degrees F warmer than the 1971-2000 average. Five states had their warmest December on record (Minnesota, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire) and no state was colder than average in December.
The unusually warm start to this winter reflected the rarity of Arctic outbreaks across the country as an El Niño episode continued in the equatorial Pacific. A contributing factor to the unusually warm temperatures throughout 2006 also is the long-term warming trend, which has been linked to increases in greenhouse gases. This has made warmer-than-average conditions more common in the U.S. and other parts of the world. It is unclear how much of the recent anomalous warmth was due to greenhouse gas-induced warming and how much was due to the El Niño-related circulation pattern. It is known that El Niño is playing a major role in this winter's short-term warm period.
U.S. and global annual temperatures are now approximately 1.0 degrees F warmer than at the start of the 20th century, and the rate of warming has accelerated over the past 30 years, increasing globally since the mid-1970s at a rate approximately three times faster than the century-scale trend. The past nine years have all been among the 25 warmest years on record for the contiguous U.S., a streak which is unprecedented in the historical record.
http://www.solanconews.com/Gov/Artic...70110_NOAA.htmLast year was the warmest in the continental United States of the past 112 years - capping a nine-year warming streak ``unprecedented in the historical record,'' the government said Tuesday.
Average temperatures nationwide in 2006 were more than 2.2 degrees higher than the mean temperatures nationwide for the 20th century, the agency said. It reported that seven months in 2006 were much warmer than average, and that last month was the fourth-warmest December on record. Average temperatures for all 48 continental states were above or well above average, and New Jersey logged its hottest temperatures ever.
http://www.registerguard.com/news/20...n=nation_worldWhile December started cold, spring-like conditions reigned in the eastern states during the last half of the month, making it the nation's fourth warmest December. Five states had their warmest December on record -- Minnesota, New York, Connecticut, Vermont and New Hampshire. No state was colder than average in December.
January 13th, 2007, 01:29 PM #20
the whole US reached record warmest? whoa hahaUS Navy DEP
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