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tsiya



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:41 pm    Post subject: Record Cold across the Northland  Reply with quote

January 21, 2011 Updated Jan 21, 2011 at 8:03 AM CST
Temperatures have been reported as low as -46 degrees for International Falls beating the previopus record set in 1954 of -41F.

A Extreme Cold Warning, Wind Chill Warning and Advisory expire today at 10am.

Fristbite times in Duluth have been hovering around 10-15 minutes today with the cold snap.

Temperatures this afternoon will be in the negative single digits for Highs.

Here are some of this morning's lows collected from the National Weather Service in Duluth, MN

TEMP    LOCATION                
----      -----------------------  
-46     INTERNATIONAL FALLS      
-43     EMBARRASS            
-43     BIGFORK              
-43     ASHLAKE                  
-43     EFFIE                
-40     BIRCHDALE            
-38     CRANE LAKE              
-37     MINONG                  
-37     HILL CITY                
-36     LONGVILLE                
-36     PINE RIVER              
-36     SEAGULL LAKE            
-36     ELY                      
-36     WRIGHT                  
-33     GRAND RAPIDS            
-33     MCGREGOR                
-33     AITKIN                  
-33     HIBBING                  
-31     HAYWARD                  
-31     MOOSE LAKE              
-30     SIREN                    
-26     TWO HARBORS              
-26     SILVER BAY              
-24     DULUTH                  



Our Weather Watcher Zeke in Alborn, MN had a temperature of -40F this morning.

http://www.northlandsnewscenter.c...ross-the-Northland-114356369.html
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds a tad bit nipply!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

auntmartymoo wrote:
Sounds a tad bit nipply!


And scrotum-scrunchy!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm I have always wondered where the term "nippy" came from.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More on the fascinating counter intuitive relationship between the ongoing arctic warming and cold weather regional shifting:

--- excerpts ---
Air temperatures over eastern Siberia were 6 to 10 degrees Celsius (11 to 18 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal in December [2010].

Over the eastern Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Baffin Bay/Davis Strait and Hudson Bay, temperatures were at least 6 degrees Celsius (11 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than average.

Southern Baffin Island had the largest anomalies, with temperatures over 10 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than normal.

By sharp contrast, temperatures were lower than average (4 to 7 degrees Celsius, 7 to 13 degrees Fahrenheit) over the Alaska-Yukon border, north-central Eurasia, and Scandinavia.

The warm temperatures in December came from two sources: unfrozen areas of the ocean continued to release heat to the atmosphere, and an unusual circulation pattern brought warm air into the Arctic from the south.

More, including charts/graphs: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

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Meanwhile in the lower two thirds of New Mexico we have unseasonably high temperatures and minimal snowfall - only two nights below zero so far and one major snowstorm - all of which has melted.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bieramar wrote:
More on the fascinating counter intuitive relationship between the ongoing arctic warming and cold weather regional shifting:

--- excerpts ---
Air temperatures over eastern Siberia were 6 to 10 degrees Celsius (11 to 18 degrees Fahrenheit) above normal in December [2010].

Over the eastern Canadian Arctic Archipelago, Baffin Bay/Davis Strait and Hudson Bay, temperatures were at least 6 degrees Celsius (11 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than average.

Southern Baffin Island had the largest anomalies, with temperatures over 10 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than normal.

By sharp contrast, temperatures were lower than average (4 to 7 degrees Celsius, 7 to 13 degrees Fahrenheit) over the Alaska-Yukon border, north-central Eurasia, and Scandinavia.

The warm temperatures in December came from two sources: unfrozen areas of the ocean continued to release heat to the atmosphere, and an unusual circulation pattern brought warm air into the Arctic from the south.

More, including charts/graphs: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

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Meanwhile in the lower two thirds of New Mexico we have unseasonably high temperatures and minimal snowfall - only two nights below zero so far and one major snowstorm - all of which has melted.


Stop! All your spinning is making me dizzy! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No spinning is done by documenting actual measurements - temperatures, volumes, areas of coverage/impact etc. - but spinning has been, is, and can be done by designing models based upon individuals' predictions from their interpretations of the actual measurements. Some people believe the predictive model-makers are motivated by politics, or greed, or are part of secret conspiracies. Others believe them to be dedicated scientists; others see them as pawns of the "publish or perish" syndrome, or simply headline grabbers to sell products.

Regardless of the motivations of the model-makers, the important thing to remember is the difference between demonstrable fact (actual measurements) and predictive models (opinions).

Each year during hurricane season each storm is predictively plotted by a dozen different modelers - only one proves to be accurate, but reasonable people in the predictive paths take reasonable actions to prepare.

The same reasonableness should prevail by individuals in governments around the globe in response to actual measurements of physical components, and in considering the possibilities of the predictive opinionated models.

To blindly ignore the actual measured warming changes which are already effecting climate changes, desertification, the amount and location of new arable land areas and animal habitats, is as stupid as blindly accepting the doomsayers' predictions based upon their man-made models.  

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Here's a stretched analogy of a measured natural event (which probably actually occured many moons ago, with the inevitable results hurtling towards us in time), and the opiniated predictions based upon it.

From FoxNews.com yesterday:

--- selected excerpts ---

The supergiant red star Betelgeuse has a vast plume of gas almost as large as our Solar System and a gigantic bubble boiling on its surface..., [and] is predicted to cataclysmically explode, and the impending supernova may even reach Earth....

The story was fueled by Australian news site News.com.au -- also owned by FoxNews.com parent company News Corp. -- which predicted that a giant explosion will occur, tens of millions of times brighter than the sun, and suggested the event was imminent.

"This old star is running out of fuel in its center. This fuel keeps Betelgeuse shining and supported. When this fuel runs out the star will literally collapse in upon itself and it will do so very quickly.? It goes bang, it explodes, it lights up -- we'll have incredible brightness for a brief period of time for a couple of weeks and then over the coming months it begins to fade and then eventually it will be very hard to see at all." ~ Expert #1

But will it happen by 2012?

"When Betelgeuse does blow, it will definitely be visible. One could roughly expect it to be as bright as a full moon and gradually fade away over a few months. Everyone on Earth would notice and be talking about it. Betelgeuse is several hundred light years away, so if it were to light up the sky in 2012 it would have exploded in the Middle Ages." ~ Expert #2

The news reports of Betelgeuse's imminent demise are nevertheless fueling Internet rumors and doomsday theories by confounding the impending supernova with the Mayan calendar's end in 2012 -- which some believe is a prediction of the end of the world.

"It's hard to know just when a star will explode when you're on the outside. Betelgeuse might go up tonight, or it might not be for 100,000 years. We're just not sure." ~ Expert #3.

--- end FoxNews.com excerpts ---

Rational lay persons and scientists agree that the ongoing Betelguese process, as measured, will result in the supernova, and be seen from earth.  

Just as rational lay persons and scientists agree that global warming is occuring, as measured.

And some, without thinking or analysis, emotionally react to/with the prophets of doom in imagining terrible events in the near future.  

And yet others use those emotional reactions as fodder for their own agendaed ends.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bieramar wrote:
but spinning has been, is, and can be done by designing models based upon individuals' predictions from their interpretations of the actual measurements.
You mean that hockey stick graph that was falsified and then peer reviewed?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

After one of the driest and warmest La Nina winters on record, Spring is way too early here, with trees budding and plants pushing up already.  

The bears are out and about already with two in my carport last night, two months before they should be this far down the mountain searching for food near human habitats.  

Warm weather brought them out of their winter torpor dens too early for their natural food sources to have grown, and they're hungry.

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