January 2009: 7th warmest January on record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:58 PM GMT on February 23, 2009

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Earth recorded its 7th warmest January on record, according to statistics released by the National Climatic Data Center. The most notable extreme temperatures were recorded in southern Australia January 28-31, when the hottest weather since 1939 occurred. January 2009 Northern Hemisphere sea ice extent is unknown, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. A sensor error in January caused underestimation of the ice coverage during the month, and a correction needs to be applied to the data. At worst, January 2009 had the 6th lowest Arctic ice extent on record. The record January low was set in 2006. The sensor error does not affect months prior to January, and does not affect the records lows observed in September 2008 and 2007.

A dry January with average temperatures for the U.S.
For the contiguous U.S., January temperatures were near average. It was the 59th warmest January in the 114-year record, according to the National Climatic Data Center. The month was very dry, ranking as the 5th driest January on record. Only ten (preliminary) tornado reports were logged by NOAA's Storm Prediction Center in January, making it the quietest January for tornadoes since 2004, when only three tornadoes were recorded. U.S. records set in January 2009 (courtesy of http://extremeweatherguide.com/updates.asp):

Waterloo, IA: All-time coldest temperature record tied on 1/16, -34°F
Maine: All-time coldest temperature -50°F at Big Black River

At the end of January, 21% of the contiguous United States was in moderate-to-exceptional drought. This is an increase from the 19% figure at the end of December.


Figure 1. Forecast El Niño/La Niña conditions for a number of computer models. El Niño conditions are forecast when the SST anomaly in the Niño 3.4 region goes above 0.5°C (upper red line). La Niña conditions are forecast when the SST anomaly in the Niño 3.4 region goes below -0.5°C (lower red line). Nearly all of the computer models are forecasting neutral conditions during the 2009 hurricane season (August-September-October, ASO). Image credit: Columbia University's IRI.

La Niña conditions continue
La Niña conditions continued in the Eastern Pacific Ocean in January, and NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has issued a La Niña Advisory. They define La Niña conditions as occurring when the 1-month mean temperature anomaly in the equatorial Eastern Pacific (the area 5°N - 5°S, 120°W - 170°W, also called the "Niña 3.4 region") cools below -0.5°C and is expected to persist for three consecutive months. In addition, the atmospheric response typically associated with a La Niña must be observed over the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Sea surface temperatures were 1.0°C below average in the Niña 3.4 region during January, an increase from the -0.73°C anomaly observed in December. However, it appears that La Niña has peaked, as ocean temperatures in the Niña 3.4 region have warmed since late January. Many El Niño forecast models predict a continuation of La Niña conditions through May of 2009. Despite the unusually late start to this La Niña, expected impacts during Spring 2009 include above-average precipitation over Indonesia and below-average precipitation over the central and eastern equatorial Pacific. For the contiguous United States, potential impacts include above-average precipitation in the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys and below-average precipitation across the South, particularly in the southwestern and southeastern states. Other potential impacts include below-average temperatures in the Pacific Northwest and above-average temperatures across much of the southern United States.

Jeff Masters

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AtsaFunnyToo

Other than, as mentioned, may have overheated things.
Member Since: September 9, 2008 Posts: 6 Comments: 3414
Quoting AtsaFunnyToo:


Hopefully you're not serious. The US economy has been in recession since December 2007 and the DOW declined 34% in 2008.


The stimulus was in 2003? Has nothing to do with the current recession.
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Quoting streamtracker:


One year does not make or break a trend. We are talking about long-term trends.


Completely agree. But it did change the trend... as of right now, it is below the models based on actual temp data. Might it change. Sure. Need to watch the next 5-10 years.
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Quoting Seastep:


Huh? We were headed for recession and it didn't happen. Reality please.

Regardless of how you feel about it, it did work to stave off a recession.

Personally feel in hindsight that it was too big and overheated things. (????) Half probably would have been better. Really just needed a nudge.

Personally feel the markets should be left alone and only small stimulus to blunt the downturns.

How capitalism works. Long periods of growth followed by short periods of recession. And over and over.

I'm going to get off this topic now. Just couldn't let the "did not work" go unchallenged... because it's a false statement by any measure of reality. If you disagree, show me where the economy retracted after the stimulus or market declined. It didn't. Just a fact.


Hopefully you're not serious. The US economy has been in recession since December 2007 and the DOW declined 34% in 2008.
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Quoting Seastep:


Add 2008 to that second chart and it paints a different picture.


One year does not make or break a trend. We are talking about long-term trends.
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Quoting TampaSpin:
This is a very fictious chart when we don't even know what the starting
Anomaly actually is when only 100 + years are observed. Help me! Am i
thinking correctly.



No. The anomoly is measured against a baseline from within that timeframe.
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The OCO crashed. We could say it went south.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29364902/wid=18298287
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151. Seastep
5:51 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting stillwaiting:


Bush tried to give money directly to the american public,to try and stimulate the economy and it did not work,getting CREDIT to the american public is one ingredent in getting this economy fixed,there are plenty of people who pay off there credit,the refiancing of properties that where way over appraised is where all the bad debit came from!!!and I agree not EVERY home owner should be bailed out,each case should be reviewed and approved/disapproved on a case by case basis...IMO


Huh? We were headed for recession and it didn't happen. Reality please.

Regardless of how you feel about it, it did work to stave off a recession.

Personally feel in hindsight that it was too big and overheated things. Half probably would have been better. Really just needed a nudge.

Personally feel the markets should be left alone and only small stimulus to blunt the downturns.

How capitalism works. Long periods of growth followed by short periods of recession. And over and over.

I'm going to get off this topic now. Just couldn't let the "did not work" go unchallenged... because it's a false statement by any measure of reality. If you disagree, show me where the economy retracted after the stimulus or market declined. It didn't. Just a fact.
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150. Seastep
5:44 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting Ossqss:


This link will provide a guide to your share of the current plan. Many will not benefit until the 2010 tax season.


Link


If at all. Bush cuts expire in 2010... so might actually go up. Have to see what Obama comes out with in his Thursday budget proposal regarding extension or non-extension and what levels.
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149. Seastep
5:42 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting streamtracker:


Might be best to look it up. The models are not off the top of that scale by 2020. As a matter of fact most model's averaged runs are between .4 to 0.7 around 2020, with the median around 0.5. Top of the scale would be 0.9.

AGW Predictions

In addition, the models have performed very well to date. (Source: Rahmstorf. 2007, Science Vol. 316, no. 5825, pg. 70)

Rhamsdorf_ AGW Predictions

The bottom axis runs from 1970 to 2007. The solid lines are actual observations and the dashed are modeled.



Add 2008 to that second chart and it paints a different picture.
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148. Seastep
5:41 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting streamtracker:


Might be best to look it up. The models are not off the top of that scale by 2020. As a matter of fact most model's averaged runs are between .4 to 0.7 around 2020, with the median around 0.5. Top of the scale would be 0.9.

AGW Predictions

In addition, the models have performed very well to date. (Source: Rahmstorf. 2007, Science Vol. 316, no. 5825, pg. 70)

Rhamsdorf_ AGW Predictions

The bottom axis runs from 1970 to 2007. The solid lines are actual observations and the dashed are modeled.



Yes they are. First, I did not say "off," I said "at." The top of the scale mentioned is .8, which the graph shows the model consensus is at about .8 in 2020. Maybe a little less, but still.... just eyeballed it. Certain models are certainly there.
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147. N3EG
5:39 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:
NASA global warming satellite lands in ocean
Published - Feb 24 2009 09:33AM EST


A rocket carrying a NASA global warming satellite splashed into the ocean near Antarctica early Tuesday after a failed launch.



Can they blame that satellite crash on global wa...um, never mind, that one was too obvious.
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146. captainhunter
5:15 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting theshepherd:
Arabian proverb:
"If you are friends with the Captain, you can wipe your hands on the sail".


Glad I don't sail over there.
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145. Ossqss
5:05 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting theshepherd:
Arabian proverb:
"If you are friends with the Captain, you can wipe your hands on the sail".


OK, I'll bite. NO, on second thought, I don't want to ask about the water in the desert item.
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144. Ossqss
5:02 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting P451:
Well, so much for that experiment....




VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California — A NASA satellite launched on a mission to track carbon dioxide emissions worldwide had technical problems shortly after its pre-dawn takeoff Tuesday that put in jeopardy its mission to better understand greenhouse gas and climate change.

The Taurus XL rocket carrying the Orbiting Carbon Observatory blasted off at 1:55 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base on California's Central Coast, but launch managers shifted to a contingency plan minutes later because the payload fairing failed to separate properly from the spacecraft after it left the atmosphere, NASA commentator George Diller said.

"We have not had a successful launch tonight and will not be able to have a successful OCO mission," Diller said.

The fairing shelters the payload as the launch vehicle flies through the atmosphere.

The carbon observatory is NASA's first satellite dedicated to monitoring carbon dioxide on a global scale. Measurements collected from the $280 million mission were expected to improve climate models and help researchers determine where the greenhouse gas is coming from and how much is being absorbed by forests and oceans.


OK, 280 mil to determine where its coming from??? I could have bought a bank with that money and refinaced myself accoirdingly. .
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143. theshepherd
5:02 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Arabian proverb:
"If you are friends with the Captain, you can wipe your hands on the sail".
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141. Ossqss
4:49 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:


Why did we (they) decidie that 2000 is the year of the average that we should go by. Whats wrong with the year 1910. I'm not sure i know where the average is. Do you or anyone?


The real question is -- what is the temp supposed to actually be at any give point in time? The real answer is -- We don't actually know for sure, so we postulate.

Please feel free to pick you own preferred definition of the last word above.

1. to ask, demand, or claim.
2. to claim or assume the existence or truth of, esp. as a basis for reasoning or arguing.
3. to assume without proof, or as self-evident; take for granted.
4. Mathematics, Logic. to assume as a postulate.
–noun
5. something taken as self-evident or assumed without proof as a basis for reasoning.
6. Mathematics, Logic. a proposition that requires no proof, being self-evident, or that is for a specific purpose assumed true, and that is used in the proof of other propositions; axiom.
7. a fundamental principle.
8. a necessary condition; prerequisite.
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140. AtsaFunnyToo
4:46 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:


Why did we (they) decidie that 2000 is the year of the average that we should go by. Whats wrong with the year 1910. I'm not sure i know where the average is. Do you or anyone?


Not quite sure what "average" you're talking about. If you're going to make a graph of temperature anomalies, you need to define what those anomalies are relative to. The choice of baseline is arbitrary and would depend on what information you intend to convey. The folks that put together this particular graph wanted to show how much warming is projected to occur over the 21st century. Using year 2000 temps as a baseline seems to be the most logical choice to me.
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139. TampaSpin
4:36 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting AtsaFunnyToo:


For that particular plot, the temperature anomaly is defined as the difference from the average global temperature in 2000. Not sure why you would say it's fictitious.


Why did we (they) decidie that 2000 is the year of the average that we should go by. Whats wrong with the year 1910. I'm not sure i know where the average is. Do you or anyone?
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138. Ossqss
4:32 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:


That is exactly what im asking? If that makes sense.


Please , no scents allowed. Pun intended CUL8R ª¿ª
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137. stillwaiting
4:29 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting Ossqss:


This link will provide a guide to your share of the current plan. Many will not benefit until the 2010 tax season.


Link


Bush tried to give money directly to the american public,to try and stimulate the economy and it did not work,getting CREDIT to the american public is one ingredent in getting this economy fixed,there are plenty of people who pay off there credit,the refiancing of properties that where way over appraised is where all the bad debit came from!!!and I agree not EVERY home owner should be bailed out,each case should be reviewed and approved/disapproved on a case by case basis...IMO
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136. AtsaFunnyToo
4:26 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:
This is a very fictious chart when we don't even know what the starting Anomaly actually is when only 100 + years are observed. Help me! Am i thinking correctly.



For that particular plot, the temperature anomaly is defined as the difference from the average global temperature in 2000. Not sure why you would say it's fictitious.
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135. TampaSpin
4:24 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting Ossqss:


Are you saying that the devices used 100 years ago were not calibrated consistently or correctly ? Are you suggesting that the data being used does not contain near enough of a timeline to be able to hypothesize an outcome?


That is exactly what im asking? If that makes sense.
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134. Ossqss
4:21 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting streamtracker:


First article links draught cycles to sea temp oscillations, but the intensity of draught is linked to AGW.

Ice age article quotes Pravda (that's the propganda paper of the russian government) - that article has been debubked.

The last one refers to this article: Divine, D. V., and C. Dick (2006), Historical variability of sea ice edge position in the Nordic Seas, J. Geophys. Res., 111,

The paper only covers period up to 2002. I am not sure how the accelerated rate of sea-ice loss after that would affect their conclusions.




Head is still in the sand.

I am still trying to figure out the story of the little ice age from the 1300's to the 1800's and am getting one of those my brain headaches.
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133. Ossqss
4:15 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:
This is a very fictious chart when we don't even know what the starting Anomaly actually is when only 100 + years are observed. Help me! Am i thinking correctly.



Are you saying that the devices used 100 years ago were not calibrated consistently or correctly ? Are you suggesting that the data being used does not contain near enough of a timeline to be able to hypothesize an outcome?
Member Since: June 12, 2005 Posts: 6 Comments: 8186
132. streamtracker
4:14 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting Ossqss:
Sun and sea ice info.

Link


Another Ice Age article?


Link


Ice issue a natural cycle article??

Link


Ok, these really muddy the water for me. Head in sand time.


First article links draught cycles to sea temp oscillations, but the intensity of draught is linked to AGW.

Ice age article quotes Pravda (that's the propganda paper of the russian government) - that article has been debubked.

The last one refers to this article: Divine, D. V., and C. Dick (2006), Historical variability of sea ice edge position in the Nordic Seas, J. Geophys. Res., 111,

The paper only covers period up to 2002. I am not sure how the accelerated rate of sea-ice loss after that would affect their conclusions.


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131. TampaSpin
4:07 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
This is a very fictious chart when we don't even know what the starting Anomaly actually is when only 100 + years are observed. Help me! Am i thinking correctly.

Member Since: September 2, 2007 Posts: 178 Comments: 20439
130. Ossqss
4:05 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting streamtracker:


That's not a "sea-ice" satellite, it was a new CO2 monitoring mission.


Obviously, my poor attempt at a sea ice joke crashed also.
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129. CybrTeddy
3:57 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Destructive windshear!
100 kt Wind Shear in some areas!
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128. Ossqss
3:50 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Sun and sea ice info.

Link


Another Ice Age article?


Link


Ice issue a natural cycle article??

Link


Ok, these really muddy the water for me. Head in sand time.
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127. streamtracker
3:47 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting Ossqss:


Great, more sea ice problems.


That's not a "sea-ice" satellite, it was a new CO2 monitoring mission.
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126. streamtracker
3:45 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting Seastep:
See this graph... if I remember off the top of my head, by 2020, the
models are at the top of that scale and only get steeper... even if
temperatures rise some, still going to be improbable for them to catch
up.



Might be best to look it up. The models are not off the top of that scale by 2020. As a matter of fact most model's averaged runs are between .4 to 0.7 around 2020, with the median around 0.5. Top of the scale would be 0.9.

AGW Predictions

In addition, the models have performed very well to date. (Source: Rahmstorf. 2007, Science Vol. 316, no. 5825, pg. 70)

Rhamsdorf_ AGW Predictions

The bottom axis runs from 1970 to 2007. The solid lines are actual observations and the dashed are modeled.

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125. fireflymom
3:45 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Would that be surface ice or the thicker ice that was miss surveyed? Do any of you know where to find that information? Crashed GW satellite must be a big wad of money went down with that one, preliminary info it failed to separate from the rocket.
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124. Ossqss
3:36 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:
NASA global warming satellite lands in ocean
Published - Feb 24 2009 09:33AM EST


» Close Print AAA Single Page View A rocket carrying a NASA global warming satellite splashed into the ocean near Antarctica early Tuesday after a failed launch.



Great, more sea ice problems.
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123. TampaSpin
3:33 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
NASA global warming satellite lands in ocean
Published - Feb 24 2009 09:33AM EST


A rocket carrying a NASA global warming satellite splashed into the ocean near Antarctica early Tuesday after a failed launch.

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122. Ossqss
3:32 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting stillwaiting:



Because our gov. is setting the example of standing beside our president and taking care of the less fortunate people in FL,there's plenty of wealth down here and they've been getting the MOST brakes the last 4yrs...time for the little guy who busts his but for a meeger wage and complains not once about it to get a little help!!!!


This link will provide a guide to your share of the current plan. Many will not benefit until the 2010 tax season.


Link
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121. TampaSpin
3:30 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting stillwaiting:



Because our gov. is setting the example of standing beside our president and taking care of the less fortunate people in FL,there's plenty of wealth down here and they've been getting the MOST brakes the last 4yrs...time for the little guy who busts his but for a meeger wage and complains not once about it to get a little help!!!!


Not sure but, is Gov. Crist up for election next year....HUM. Good for Gov. Gendal.....The US Gov. turned their back on Katrina and the Gov. is doing the same. Lots of respect for the Gov.
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120. TampaSpin
3:26 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Down she goes.......

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119. stillwaiting
3:22 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
Glad to see Louisiana Gov. Jendal not going to take the unemployment increase from the stimulus pacakage. Hooryay! Things are better in the state than the media is reporting and the state has recovered from Katrina. Why is our governor Crist taking all the money???



Because our gov. is setting the example of standing beside our president and taking care of the less fortunate people in FL,there's plenty of wealth down here and they've been getting the MOST brakes the last 4yrs...time for the little guy who busts his but for a meeger wage and complains not once about it to get a little help!!!!
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118. Ossqss
3:04 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Doc, what is the relationship between the Sun's cycles and arctic sea ice?
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117. Dr. Jeff Masters , Director of Meteorology (Admin)
2:56 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting IceEmQuick:
Here is something I think EVERYONE should find important... artic sea ice grossly underestimated due to faulty sensor....

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601110&sid=aIe9swvOqwIY

Area the size of CALIFORNIA... HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Thats pretty dang large... wunder how long before Mr. Masters acknowlegdges this HUGE issue...



Thanks, I didn't read the NSIDC page carefully enough when I posted yesterday. I've changed the blog to read: "January 2009 Northern Hemisphere sea ice extent is unknown, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center. A sensor error in January caused underestimation of the ice coverage during the month, and a correction needs to be applied to the data. At worst, January 2009 had the 6th lowest Arctic ice extent on record. The record January low was set in 2006."

The sensor error does not affect months prior to January, and does not affect the records lows observed in September 2008 and 2007.

In response to criticism that I don't talk about Antarctic sea ice coverage: The Antarctic is healthy, and not worth drawing a great deal of attention to. We care a lot more about Arctic sea ice, since it is in danger of disappearing completely by 2030. A healthy Antarctic is great, but it the Arctic is not healthy. The two systems operate much differently.

Jeff Masters
116. SWFLDigTek
2:38 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
POST UPDATED:
South Florida StormWatch
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115. Ossqss
2:35 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:


By the end of this trading week on Friday at close, It will either be doom and gloom or Bright sunny skies ahead. I hope the later prevails.


The only sunshine we could see would be through the eye of the storm, unfortunately. I am hopeful we can stop the slide and stabilize a bit to avoid entering the DOW 6k zone. My customer base consists of bank "C" level folks. They are very scared. Me too, but all things will come to pass eventually.
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114. TampaSpin
2:27 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting Ossqss:


Starting tomorrow things will clear up a bit. The stress test for the top 20 banks will be implemented and we will see their true health. The two big boyz are teetering and almost went under last Friday. We may see the gov owning 40% of Citi by the end of the week. My $13 of the stimulus is not going to make a big difference in the big picture and I really dont want to pay for my greedy neighbors mortgage, but we will have to.


By the end of this trading week on Friday at close, It will either be doom and gloom or Bright sunny skies ahead. I hope the later prevails.
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113. Ossqss
2:23 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:
Nikkei 225 Japan 7,268.56 –107.60 –1.46%

Hang Seng Hong Kong 12,798.52 –376.58 –2.86%

Shanghai Composite China 2,200.65 –105.12 –4.56%


Starting tomorrow things will clear up a bit. The stress test for the top 20 banks will be implemented and we will see their true health. The two big boyz are teetering and almost went under last Friday. We may see the gov owning 40% of Citi by the end of the week. My $13 of the stimulus is not going to make a big difference in the big picture and I really dont want to pay for my greedy neighbors mortgage, but we will have to.
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112. Orcasystems
2:22 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Satellite to Study Global-Warming Gases Lost in Space (Update2)
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111. TampaSpin
2:14 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Nikkei 225 Japan 7,268.56 –107.60 –1.46%

Hang Seng Hong Kong 12,798.52 –376.58 –2.86%

Shanghai Composite China 2,200.65 –105.12 –4.56%
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110. TampaSpin
2:11 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
I know this is not weather related but, the Asian Markets got hammered big time over nite.

Link
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109. Orcasystems
2:07 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Good morning all :)

Complete Blog Refresh
Mirror Site



I am also trying something new with these link
Display Current
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108. Patrap
2:07 PM GMT on February 24, 2009
Happy Mardi Gras, Pat, all.

We didn't make it to the southshore for Endymion. No baby sitter. Thanks for the offer, anyway.


Here's a lil peek back at Saturday Atmo..

Krewe of Endymion
The Superkrewe Endymion Rolls on Saturday
Uploaded by mdemocke on 02/21/09 Link

You can watch Mardi Gras roll Past the Cam here on St. Charles Ave,..and on Bourbon St. too,..

Parade Cam,..LIVE! Link

Bourbon Street CAM Link
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