2000s: hottest decade on record; dangerous blizzard pounds Midwest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:33 PM GMT on December 09, 2009

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The end of the decade is upon us, and this decade was the warmest decade on record, according to NOAA and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The decade of the 2000s was 0.17°C (0.31°F) warmer than the 1990s, according to NOAA. The "official" scientific assessments on climate change, the IPCC reports, have been predicting that Earth's temperature rise should average about 0.19°C per decade, due to human-caused global warming. Thus, the warming over the past decade is about 10% below predictions--well within the uncertainties that natural variation in the climate can bring. Of course, one can look at shorter time periods and say that no warming is occurring. The hottest year on record globally was 1998, according to the UK's HadCRUT3 data set, and was 2005, according to the data sets maintained by NASA and NOAA. It is apparent from the plot of global temperature anomalies (Figure 1) that the global temperature rise has flattened out since 2005. One can correctly say that global temperatures have not increased since 2005. However, climate is measured on time scales of decades, so it is incorrect to say that the climate has not warmed since 2005. It is meaningless to any statement about climate on any time scale less than ten years. Thirty years is better, since the atmosphere has natural multi-decadal oscillations, and the solar cycle of 11 years is also important. Global average temperature oscillates 0.1°C between the maximum and minimum of the solar cycle, and we are currently in an unusually long minimum.


Figure 1. Change in global surface temperature anomaly as computed by NOAA (NCDC Dataset), NASA (GISS data set) and combined Hadley Center and Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia (UK) (HadCRUT3 data set). Uncertainty in the HadCRUT3 data is shown in gray. Image credit: WMO.

Mass front-page climate change editorial published in 45 countries
An unprecedented joint editorial urging action on climate change appeared in 56 newspapers in 45 countries yesterday. Many of the papers carried the editorial on the front page. The editorial began: "Unless we combine to take decisive action, climate change will ravage our planet, and with it our prosperity and security. The dangers have been becoming apparent for a generation. Now the facts have started to speak: 11 of the past 14 years have been the warmest on record, the Arctic ice-cap is melting and last year's inflamed oil and food prices provide a foretaste of future havoc. In scientific journals the question is no longer whether humans are to blame, but how little time we have got left to limit the damage. Yet so far the world's response has been feeble and half-hearted.". According to Editor & Publisher, the editorial was published in 20 languages including Chinese, Arabic and Russian. The text was drafted by the UK newspaper, The Guardian, in conjunction with editors from more than 20 of the papers involved. A number of U.S. papers supported the project and agreed with everything in the editorial, but only one--the Miami Herald--was brave enough to publish it.

Posts on the hacked climate scientists' emails
If you haven't read my posts on the hacked email affair, my attitude on the matter can best be summed up by a highly amusing political cartoon by Houston Chronicle cartoonist Nick Anderson. While an investigation is needed into whether the scientific data involved was properly withheld from other scientists, there is nothing in the hacked emails that affects the validity of any of the published peer-reviewed science on climate change. "Climategate" is a manufactured scandal designed to take attention away from the scientific consensus that human-caused global warming is responsible for most of the observed warming in recent decades, and that this warming will increase dramatically in coming decades. My posts on the affair:

Don't shoot the messenger
Embattled UK climate scientist steps down
The Manufactured Doubt industry and the hacked email controversy
Is more CO2 beneficial for Earth's ecosystems?

Ricky Rood in Copenhagen
Our Climate Change expert, Dr. Ricky Rood, is in Copenhagen for the COP15 climate change summit. Check out his blog over the next two weeks to hear an insider's view of what's going on.

Major winter storm blasts the Plains and Western U.S.
It's a bad day to be in Iowa, unless you happen to be a polar bear. I'll back up that startling claim with some hard data: at 4:35 am CST, Carroll, Iowa reported heavy snow, sustained winds of 38 mph, gusting to 48, visibility 350 yards, a temperature of 9°F, and a windchill of -17°F. The mighty storm responsible was centered over Lake Michigan this morning, and is bringing blizzard conditions to Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and northern Michigan. The storm has brought very high winds to large portion of the country. Sustained winds of 53 mph, gusting to 77 mph were reported in Ruidiso, New Mexico yesterday afternoon, and hurricane-force wind gusts were reported in Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas yesterday. A peak gust of 105 mph was reported in Texas' Guadeloupe Mountains. Heavy rain from the storm has also brought localized flooding to California, Arizona, and Louisiana.

Some snow amounts from the storm so far (with distances in miles from the city included, where appropriate):

...ARIZONA...
FLAGSTAFF 7.8 SSW 30.4
JACOB LAKE 24.0
WILLIAMS 0.4 SW 20.0
GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM 18.0

...CALIFORNIA...
KIRKWOOD SKI AREA 48.0
ALPINE MEADOWS 45.0
SODA SPRINGS 40.0
KINGVALE 1.3 WSW 37.0
NORTHSTAR 36.0
CISCO 5 ENE 35.0
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 8 SSW 31.0
MAMMOTH LAKES 14.0

...COLORADO...
PAGOSA SPRINGS 9.1 NNW 33.0
CARBONDALE 8.2 S 24.8
CRESTED BUTTE 6.2 N 24.5
DURANGO 24.0
BAYFIELD 7 N 23.5
DOLORES 22 NE 23.0
GREELEY 2.3 SE 22.0
PAGOSA SPRINGS 3 SE 22.0

...IDAHO...
WESTON 4.0
POCATELLO AIRPORT 3.7
BOISE 6.7 SE 3.5

...KANSAS...
MARYSVILLE 14.0
LINCOLN 5 NE 12.0
CONCORDIA 5 SSE 11.0
HAYS 13 WNW 9.0
SALINA 8.0
ABILENE 5 SSW 7.0
MANHATTAN 7.0

...NEBRASKA...
TECUMSEH 13.5
ORD 12.0
OMAHA 3 N 8.6
KEARNEY 8.0
INDIANOLA 6.0

...NEW MEXICO...
LAS VEGAS 8.4 NW 8.0
SANTA FE 3.3 NE 5.5
TAOS PUEBLO 2.8 NW 5.2
GALLUP 8.1 NNW 4.8

...NEVADA...
HEAVENLY VALLEY 34.0
MT ROSE SKI AREA 23.0
CARSON CITY 1.3 NW 18.0
RENO 7.1 N 13.7
SUN VALLEY 0.9 N 10.5

...SOUTH DAKOTA...
SIOUX FALLS 6.0

...UTAH...
VERDUE 8 WNW 25.0
SPRINGDELL 23.0
ORDERVILLE 19.0
SPRINGVILLE 10.0

...WYOMING...
SAND LAKE 11.0
DIVIDE PEAK 9.0
LARAMIE 27.3 WSW 6.0
CHEYENNE 26.7 NE 4.3

Next post
I'll have a new post Thursday; there's a lot going on.

Jeff Masters

Snow in Angels Camp. (Isolino)
Woke up this morning to snow. We don't get snow in Angels Camp very often. It made for some difficult driving.
Snow in Angels Camp.
Frost (thebige)
More frost on our car. This photo wasn't cropped or edited.
Frost

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Quoting hurricanejunky:
501. Bord, appreciate the info but couldn't you post a link to it? That REALLY stretches the blog.


Ok, I'll post a link instead next update, about 9:20pm CST
Member Since: August 25, 2009 Posts: 20 Comments: 6785
ok guys I need a favor. I am doing a science project for school and I need to find a website that can give me yearly el nino / la nina statistics. As well as yearly precipitation data. If anyone knows a site that can help it would be greatly appreciated!!
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Quoting Grothar:


Gee, thanks Bordonaro. I couldn't have slept without that information. Long time no talk, how have you been? Boy, I miss the old days, eh?


Grothar!!!!!
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Quoting Grothar:


Gee, thanks Bordonaro. I couldn't have slept without that information. Long time no talk, how have you been? Boy, I miss the old days, eh?


Doing well! Here in Arlington, TX, with my 2 adult daughters and my drand daughter. No hurricanes in the CONUS till mid Aug 10, my guestimate! Enjoying life near the Arctic Circle, aren't ya!!
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Quoting Bordonaro:
TornadoDude, what happened to the picture?


what do you mean?

it shows up on mine :p
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Quoting Tazmanian:


are you uesin firefox or IE??


Firefox...is that the problem?
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Quoting Bordonaro:


Jackson, Jackson Hole Airport
Last Update on 09 Dec 13:53 MST
Observation Quality is Suspect


Lt Snow

5°F
(-15°C) Humidity: %
Wind Speed: SSW 14 MPH

Barometer: 29.72 in (N/A mb)
Dewpoint: 0°F (-18°C)
Wind Chill: -12°F (-24°C)
Visibility: 4.00 Miles
More Local Wx: 3 Day History:


Gee, thanks Bordonaro. I couldn't have slept without that information. Long time no talk, how have you been? Boy, I miss the old days, eh?
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TornadoDude, what happened to the picture?
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Quoting calusakat:

Actually they already are.

Ask any longshoreman about what is being offloaded at the docks.

Oil companies are a very secretive lot, they be doing a whole bunch of stuff on the QT.

Do you actually believe that they aren't neck deep in this hoax?



Yeah the whole concept of using alternative clean energies is a real hoax. Only the sane people like you don't want clean burning fuel.
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Quoting hurricanejunky:


Surprise, surprise. LOL!



LOL LOL
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Quoting CaneWarning:


Taz, don't worry, she will be stoned for that later. j/k




ok
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current view at Purdue:
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Quoting Grothar:
Hey Bordonaro,

I think you missed Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We need a complete picture, if you don't mind. LOL


Jackson, Jackson Hole Airport
Last Update on 09 Dec 13:53 MST
Observation Quality is Suspect


Lt Snow

5°F
(-15°C) Humidity: %
Wind Speed: SSW 14 MPH

Barometer: 29.72 in (N/A mb)
Dewpoint: 0°F (-18°C)
Wind Chill: -12°F (-24°C)
Visibility: 4.00 Miles
More Local Wx: 3 Day History:
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Quoting Tazmanian:



that photo you this posted was not on topic it was vary off topic photo in fac you been posting a lot of vary off topic photo


Surprise, surprise. LOL!
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Quoting Tazmanian:



that photo you this posted was not on topic it was vary off topic photo in fac you been posting a lot of vary off topic photo


Taz, don't worry, she will be stoned for that later. j/k
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Quoting atmoaggie:
So, is it official that Gro is not allowed to moan and groan about how cold it is...ever?


I love the cold, that is why I live in Ft. Lauderdale.
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525:

how is it off topic?

there have been many other posts that could have been flagged as off topic besides this one
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Quoting hurricanejunky:
501. Bord, appreciate the info but couldn't you post a link to it? That REALLY stretches the blog.


are you uesin firefox or IE??
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501. Bord, appreciate the info but couldn't you post a link to it? That REALLY stretches the blog.
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Quoting StormChaser81:


...if the oil companies took profits and started investing into wind power, solar power, and thermal power. Atleast when we do start running out of inexpensive fuel, they would still have the power and good for them if they run the show with clean energy.

Actually they already are.

Ask any longshoreman about what is being offloaded at the docks.

Oil companies are a very secretive lot, they be doing a whole bunch of stuff on the QT.

Do you actually believe that they aren't neck deep in this hoax?

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Quoting NRAamy:
thank you Taz....this is on topic...but I appreciate you warning me....



that photo you this posted was not on topic it was vary off topic photo in fac you been posting a lot of vary off topic photo
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Quoting hurricanejunky:


Good thing you stayed in! That's some hairy weather!



no doubt!
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Quoting CaneWarning:


Yeah I'm watching it roll in from my office in downtown Tampa...very odd looking out there.


Funny thing is just 6 miles or so north or here, im pretty sure there is no fog, well at least clearwater airport is reporting any.
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Quoting eyesontheweather:
The way I heard it was "Ping Golf clubs are so incredible that the woman are beating Tiger with them"!


LOL! That's good too...
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Quoting indianrivguy:


5th generation here.. in my avatar, I am portraying my great great grandfather in 1883. He homesteaded on Hypoluxo Island.. gave it it's name and spelling too.


Now that is truly impressive!
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Quoting Grothar:
Hey Bordonaro,

I think you missed Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We need a complete picture, if you don't mind. LOL


I didn't think Jackson Hole, WY was affected by the blzzard :0)!!
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Quoting tornadodude:


Yeah, the guy who wanted me to go is into speed sailing


Good thing you stayed in! That's some hairy weather!
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Quoting trinigal:


Just moved to Florida and have only met two people who were born here. Seems like most people I meet are from the Caribbean, California or the Northeast.


5th generation here.. in my avatar, I am portraying my great great grandfather in 1883. He homesteaded on Hypoluxo Island.. gave it it's name and spelling too.
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Quoting StormChaser81:


Ya its rolling in from the Bay, Ive been watching it all day, started to thin out around noon, but rolled back in a hour later. Its so strange looking being 4:32pm with fog out side.


Yeah I'm watching it roll in from my office in downtown Tampa...very odd looking out there.
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thank you Taz....this is on topic...but I appreciate you warning me....
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Quoting NRAamy:
Amy, That looks like Nixon
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So, is it official that Gro is not allowed to moan and groan about how cold it is...ever?
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Quoting NRAamy:




i would be care full on what you post the Admin may be watching i would re move that if you dont want too get banned from dr m blog all so some one may be re porting you too the Admin so i would watch what you post
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Quoting StormChaser81:


Ya its rolling in from the Bay, Ive been watching it all day, started to thin out around noon, but rolled back in a hour later. Its so strange looking being 4:32pm with fog out side.


Galveston every year gets socked in the fog sometimes all day, imagine that, like outta of a movie scene
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Hey Bordonaro,

I think you missed Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We need a complete picture, if you don't mind. LOL
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Quoting CaneWarning:
It's very foggy in Tampa. It kind of looks like the fog is rolling in off the bay. Very strange day.


Ya its rolling in from the Bay, Ive been watching it all day, started to thin out around noon, but rolled back in a hour later. Its so strange looking being 4:32pm with fog out side.
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TEXAS...
GALVESTON 6.4 NE 2.25
GALVESTON/SCHOLES 2.19
DICKINSON 1.4 W 2.00

That's me at the bottom, my data I submit
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:)
Quoting Grothar:


I just had to answer this one. Being a Viking you are going to say my ancestors never learned to live in the cold!!! Where do you think we came from the Bahamas??? Greenland was not green when the first Viking settlers landed. There was a warming period where part of the south coast had minimul trees and grazing land. The rest was still 85% glacier. They named it Greenland so others would colonize and follow. Please go back and read what you can on Greenland before making such a statement. Besides, the people who met the early Vikings were called the Dorset. Inuit refers to the indigenous people of the Arctic and roughly means "the people"; a term to which many native peoples in primitive cultures refer to themselves. The Thule culture replaced the Dorset and the remaining indigenous peoples are the descendents of that culture. Vikings couldn't adapt to the cold! What a statement! You want to come to visit my family in Northern Norway. Indeed!!!


Now granted, more may be known now than when I studied this but I recall reading that they likely left for a myriad of reasons. Lowering temperatures definitely played a role. It wasn't that they couldn't stand the cold but a colder climate coupled with their poorer farming practices (sorry if that offends...just what I recall learning) that led to overgrazing and erosion, they just were unable to sustain their way of life.

And, you thought I was joking when I said that Al Gore would have blamed the Little Ice Age on them :)
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It's very foggy in Tampa. It kind of looks like the fog is rolling in off the bay. Very strange day.
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40 out of the 50 states are blanketed with snow
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Quoting StormChaser81:


Dont worry about that its Global Warming causing that. With to much C02 in the atmosphere Worm holes form randomly.


LOL
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Good afternoon all,looks like the blog has been ramblin all over the place today,but at least everyone has played nice.Been a real mess here in the northeast.Started with heavy snow this morning,lasted for about 4 inches then over to heavy rain,left with a slushy mess,but storm was not too bad as our northeast storms go.
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501. Bordonaro
9:25 PM GMT on December 09, 2009
NCEP Update 3PM CST

On the Blizzard in the Midwest/Upper Midwest:


STORM SUMMARY NUMBER 09 FOR CENTRAL PLAINS TO GREAT LAKES WINTER
STORM
NWS HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL PREDICTION CENTER CAMP SPRINGS MD
300 PM CST WED DEC 09 2009

...MODERATE SNOW DEPARTING NEW ENGLAND WHILE BLOWING SNOW
THREATENS THE UPPER MIDWEST...

FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS...WATCHES...AND ADVISORIES ARE IN
EFFECT FOR PARTS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER AND TENNESSEE
RIVER VALLEYS. FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD WATCHES AND WARNINGS ARE
ALSO IN EFFECT ACROSS THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES AND COASTAL REGIONS
OF NEW ENGLAND.

HIGH WIND WARNINGS AND WIND ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT ALONG THE
APPALACHIANS...OHIO VALLEY...AND LOWER GREAT LAKES REGION.

FOR A DETAILED GRAPHICAL DEPICTION OF THE LATEST
WATCHES...WARNINGS AND ADVISORIES...PLEASE SEE WWW.WEATHER.GOV

AT 200 PM CST...A 974 MB...28.76 INCH LOW PRESSURE CENTER WAS
LOCATED OVER NORTHERN LOWER MICHIGAN WITH WIDESPREAD LIGHT TO
MODERATE SNOW FALLING ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST AND UPPER GREAT
LAKES COMBINED WITH GUSTY WINDS AND BLOWING SNOW AT THE SURFACE.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADARS AND SURFACE OBSERVATIONS
INDICATED THAT AN AREA OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW WAS EXITING NEW
ENGLAND WHILE WARMER AIR OVER THE NORTHERN MID ATLANTIC AND
PORTIONS OF THE NORTHEAST WAS ALLOWING RAIN TO FALL.

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES FROM 700 PM CST SUN DEC
06 THROUGH 300 PM CST WED DEC 09...



...IOWA...
ATLANTIC 1 NE 16.0
WINTERSET 15.0
DANA 14.0
TOLEDO 14.0
DES MOINES 5 WNW 12.7
HARLAN 1 N 11.0
CEDAR RAPIDS 10.0
CLIVE 3 SW 10.0
CORNING 10.0
PACIFIC JUNCTION 3 W 10.0
GUTHRIE CENTER 9.5
ADEL 9.0
AUDUBON 9.0
BELLE PLAINE 1 SSW 9.0
WATERLOO 9.0

...ILLINOIS...
FREEPORT 11.0
ROCKFORD 4 NW 6.0
LOVES PARK 5.5
WOODSTOCK 5.5
MOUNT PROSPECT 4.0

...MAINE...
NORTH SEBAGO 9.0
CUMERLAND CENTER 8.1
GORHAM 7.2
CUMBERLAND CENTER 7.0
AUBURN 6.5
YARMOUTH 6.5

...MINNESOTA...
KIESTER 9.0
NEW MARKET 8.5
ROCHESTER 8.3
MANKATO 8.0
MINNEAPOLIS 6.7
LA CRESCENT 1 N 6.5
READS LANDING 1 W 6.5
PRESTON 6.3
CURRIE 4 N 5.0
FARMINGTON 4.0
OWATONNA 4.0

...MISSOURI...
ROCKPORT 12.5
TARKIO 12.0
OREGON 10.0
BETHANY 8.0
ALBANY 7.0
MERCER 7.0
UNIONVILLE 7.0
COFFEY 5 W 6.0
GILMAN CITY 6.0
SAVANNAH 5.0

...NEBRASKA...
OMAHA 6.0

...WISCONSIN...
MADISON 17.2
MIDDLETON 4 WSW 17.0
ELKHART LAKE 13.0
STANLEY 12.4
PORTAGE 3 SE 11.2
EAU CLAIRE 11.0
LA CROSSE AIRPORT 9.0
OCONOMOWOC 8.5
CORNUCOPIA 4 S 6.0

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL RAINFALL IN INCHES FROM 700 PM CST SUN DEC
06 THROUGH 300 AM CST WED DEC 09...

...DELAWARE...
DOVER AFB 2.11

...GEORGIA...
GAINESVILLE/LEE GILMER ARPT 2.41
ROME/RUSSELL FIELD 2.40

...KENTUCKY...
JACKSON/J. CARROLL 2.09
BOWLING GREEN-WARREN CO. ARPT 2.06

...MARYLAND...
OCEAN CITY MUNI ARPT 1.88

...NORTH CAROLINA ...
SHELBY MUNI ARPT 2.06
ASHEVILLE MUNI ARPT 1.97

...NEW JERSEY...
WILDWOOD - CAPE MAY CO. ARPT 2.07

...SOUTH CAROLINA...
CLEMSON/OCONEE CO. RGNL ARPT 2.26
GREENVILLE/SPARTANBURG AP 2.10

...VIRGINIA...
WALLOPS ISLAND 2.78
RICHMOND 1.91

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL FREEZING RAIN ICE AMOUNTS IN INCHES FROM
700 PM CST SUN DEC 06 THROUGH 300 AM CST WED DEC 09...

...IOWA...
DAVENPORT 6 NE 0.25

...ILLINOIS...
ABINGDON 1 N 0.25

...SELECTED PEAK WIND GUSTS IN MILES PER HOUR EARLIER IN THE
EVENT...

...ARIZONA...
CHINO VALLEY 78
CROWN KING 77
DEER VALLEY 74
PRESCOTT 74
BELLEMONT 70
WINSLOW 69
SCOTTSDALE 68
CAMP VERDE 66
LUKE AFB 62

...NEW MEXICO...
MALJAMAR 78
FORT STANTON 2 SSW 77
RUIDOSO 1 SW 70
LOVINGTON 64
LAS VEGAS 6 NE 63
CLOVIS 5 N 62

...TEXAS...
GUADALUPE BOWL 105
MOUNT LOCKE 87
THE PINERY 85
FORT DAVIS 11 NW 75
SEAGRAVES 68
HART 3 N 65
NORTHFIELD 1 S 65
AMARILLO 3 SSE 64
OLTON 6 S 63
SILVERTON 7 ESE 63
LEVELLAND 4 S 61
WAYSIDE 3 NNE 61
HEREFORD 60
TULIA 2 ENE 60
TURKEY 2 WSW 60
TIMBERCREEK CANYON 59
FLOYDADA 2 NNE 58

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL IN INCHES WHERE THE EVENT HAS
ENDED...

...ARIZONA...
FLAGSTAFF 7.8 SSW 30.4
JACOB LAKE 24.0
WILLIAMS 0.4 SW 20.0
BELLEMONT 19.0
GRAND CANYON SOUTH RIM 18.0
DAVENPORT LAKE 16.0
ASH FORK 4.9 SW 10.0

...CALIFORNIA...
KIRKWOOD SKI AREA 48.0
ALPINE MEADOWS 45.0
SODA SPRINGS 40.0
KINGVALE 1.3 WSW 37.0
NORTHSTAR 36.0
CISCO 5 ENE 35.0
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE 8 SSW 31.0
HOMEWOOD 2 SE 27.0
PROSSER CREEK RESERVOIR 24.0
FAIR PLAY 2.8 ESE 19.0
POLLOCK PINES 0.1 E 16.0
VOLCANO 5.4 NE 15.5
MAMMOTH LAKES 14.0

...COLORADO...
PAGOSA SPRINGS 9.1 NNW 33.0
CARBONDALE 8.2 S 24.8
CRESTED BUTTE 6.2 N 24.5
DURANGO 24.0
BAYFIELD 7 N 23.5
DOLORES 22 NE 23.0
GREELEY 2.3 SE 22.0
PAGOSA SPRINGS 3 SE 22.0
CARBONDALE 7 S 21.0
MESA 6 S 21.0
BLACK CANYON VISITOR CE 19.0
BAYFIELD 0.8 SW 18.3
CREEDE 14 SW 18.0

...IDAHO...
WESTON 4.0
POCATELLO AIRPORT 3.7
BOISE 6.7 SE 3.5

...KANSAS...
MARYSVILLE 14.0
MORROWVILLE 4 SSE 13.0
OKETO 3 W 13.0
LINCOLN 5 NE 12.0
SCANDIA 12.0
CONCORDIA 5 SSE 11.0
NE WATERVILLE 11.0
CORNING 2 W 9.0
HAYS 13 WNW 9.0
WEBBER 2.6 ENE 8.4
NORTON 0.4 N 8.2
BENNINGTON 2 SSW 8.0
SALINA 8.0
WAKEENEY 13 W 8.0
ELLSWORTH 5 SE 7.5
ABILENE 5 SSW 7.0
MANHATTAN 7.0

...NEBRASKA...
TECUMSEH 13.5
ORD 12.0
HOLDREGE 11.0
FAIRBURY 10.0
YORK 10.0
AUBURN 5 ESE 8.6
OMAHA 3 N 8.6
CRETE 8.5
BEATRICE 8.0
KEARNEY 8.0
WEEPING WATER 8.0
CALLAWAY 6.5
INDIANOLA 6.0
NEBRASKA CITY 6.0

...NEW MEXICO...
LAS VEGAS 8.4 NW 8.0
EL RITO 2.3 NW 6.0
YOUNGSVILLE 5.4 NE 6.0
ANGEL FIRE 10.2 SSE 5.5
SANTA FE 3.3 NE 5.5
TAOS PUEBLO 2.8 NW 5.2
GALLUP 8.1 NNW 4.8
TAOS 13 NW 4.0

...NEVADA...
HEAVENLY VALLEY 34.0
MT ROSE SKI AREA 23.0
CARSON CITY 1.3 NW 18.0
MINDEN 4.2 WSW 14.5
RENO 7.1 N 13.7
DAYTON 1.7 SW 13.0
SUN VALLEY 0.9 N 10.5
INDIAN HILLS 0.7 N 10.0
FALLON 0.6 ESE 9.3
SPARKS 7.5 N 9.0
SPRING CREEK 8.0

...SOUTH DAKOTA...
SIOUX FALLS 6.0
NORTH SIOUX CITY 5.3
VERMILLION 5.0
CANTON 4.0
MENNO 4.0

...UTAH...
VERDUE 8 WNW 25.0
SPRINGDELL 23.0
ORDERVILLE 19.0
NEW HARMONY 18.0
BLANDING 28 W 15.0
SALEM 1 W 14.0
BRIGHTON 1 N 12.0
HEBER CITY 12.0
OAK CITY 0.3 SSE 10.6
BOULDER 1.3 NNW 10.3
NORTH SALT LAKE 10.0
SPRINGVILLE 10.0

...WYOMING...
SAND LAKE 11.0
DIVIDE PEAK 9.0
NORTH FRENCH CREEK 9.0
SARATOGA 0.3 ESE 8.0
SOUTH BRUSH CREEK 7.0
YODER 6.5 SSE 7.0
LARAMIE 27.3 WSW 6.0
BURNS 8 NNE 4.5
ELK MOUNTAIN 2.1 S 4.4
CHEYENNE 26.7 NE 4.3
THAYNE 4.2 NNE 4.1

...SELECTED STORM TOTAL RAINFALL IN INCHES WHERE THE EVENT HAS
ENDED...

...ALABAMA...
HUNTSVILLE/MADISON CO. AIRPT 3.90

...ARIZONA...
BAGDAD 3.88
FLORENCE 9.1 NW 3.11
MAYER 0.4 WSW 2.75
PINE 0.9 SW 2.20
SEDONA 2.20
NEW RIVER 3.2 ENE 2.17
CAVE CREEK 7.7 ENE 2.06
PRESCOTT 16.2 NNW 2.04

...CALIFORNIA...
JOSHUA TREE 2.8 ENE 5.50
JAMUL 11.0 ESE 3.40
SANTEE 0.8 W 2.84
LYTLE CREEK RAWS 2.77
IDYLLWILD 1.8 NW 2.66
EL CAJON 0.7 S 2.40
HENSHAW DAM 2.36
JULIAN 2.36
POTRERO 2.27
SANTA YSABEL 2.17
LEMON GROVE 1.8 WNW 2.16
SAN DIEGO 6.1 W 2.12

...LOUISIANA...
NEW IBERIA/ACADIANA 6.71
JEANERETTE 6.34
SLIDELL 5.32
BATON ROUGE/RYAN MUNI ARPT 5.05
NEW ORLEANS/MOISANT 4.60
SLIDELL 3.47
LAFAYETTE RGNL ARPT 2.45
LAKE CHARLES MUNI ARPT 1.96

...MISSISSIPPI...
GULFPORT-BILOXI 2.76
HATTIESBURG/LAUREL 2.66
PASCAGOULA 2.52
KEESLER AFB/BILOXI 2.44
JACKSON WFO 2.18

...TENNESSEE...
OAK RIDGE 3.08
CHATTANOOGA-LOVELL FIELD 2.68
KNOXVILLE MUNI ARPT 2.39
MEMPHIS INTL ARPT 2.09
JACKSON/MCKELLAR 2.01

...TEXAS...
GALVESTON 6.4 NE 2.25
GALVESTON/SCHOLES 2.19
DICKINSON 1.4 W 2.00


THE MAIN LOW OVER MICHIGAN WILL BEGIN TO SLOWLY WEAKEN AS A
SECONDARY AREA OF LOW PRESSURE BEGINS TO DOMINATE OVER NEW ENGLAND
TONIGHT. ADDITIONAL SNOWFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 8 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
OVER NORTHERN MAINE TONIGHT ALONG WITH SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOWFALL
TO THE EAST OF THE GREAT LAKES AS LAKE EFFECT SNOW BECOMES THE
DOMINANT HAZZARD WITH THIS STORM SSYTEM. THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY
SNOW AND STRONG WINDS OVER THE UPPER MIDWEST AND GREAT LAKES
REGION WILL CAUSE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS INTO THE OVERNIGHT.

THE NEXT STORM SUMMARY WILL BE ISSUED BY THE HYDROMETEOROLOGICAL
PREDICTION CENTER AT 900 PM CST. PLEASE REFER TO YOUR LOCAL
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS
EVENT.

OTTO
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500. Grothar
9:25 PM GMT on December 09, 2009
Quoting N3EG:

I have a friend named Erik who sleeps with his windows open in the winter. His story is that the Vikings left Iceland because it was too hot.


Now that is a statement with which I might agree. Iceland has a much milder climate than Greenland. By the way, your friend's last name wouldn't be "The Red" would it??? LOL
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499. StormChaser81
9:25 PM GMT on December 09, 2009
Quoting tornadofan:
From Spaceweather.com...

STRANGE LIGHTS OVER NORWAY: This morning in arctic Norway, onlookers were stunned when a gigantic luminous spiral formed in the northern sky. "We are used to seeing lots of auroras here in Norway, but this was different," says Nick Banbury of Harstad who witnessed the phenomenon on his way to work "between 7:50 and 8:00 a.m. local time." Onlooker Jan Petter Jorgensen took this photo:



Now watching Star Trek - it looks like a Wormhole to me.


Dont worry about that its Global Warming causing that. With to much C02 in the atmosphere Worm holes form randomly.
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498. eyesontheweather
9:23 PM GMT on December 09, 2009
Quoting tornadofan:
From Spaceweather.com...

STRANGE LIGHTS OVER NORWAY: This morning in arctic Norway, onlookers were stunned when a gigantic luminous spiral formed in the northern sky. "We are used to seeing lots of auroras here in Norway, but this was different," says Nick Banbury of Harstad who witnessed the phenomenon on his way to work "between 7:50 and 8:00 a.m. local time." Onlooker Jan Petter Jorgensen took this photo:



Now watching Star Trek - it looks like a Wormhole to me.
Wonder if this was a result of HAARP
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496. tornadofan
9:18 PM GMT on December 09, 2009
From Spaceweather.com...

STRANGE LIGHTS OVER NORWAY: This morning in arctic Norway, onlookers were stunned when a gigantic luminous spiral formed in the northern sky. "We are used to seeing lots of auroras here in Norway, but this was different," says Nick Banbury of Harstad who witnessed the phenomenon on his way to work "between 7:50 and 8:00 a.m. local time." Onlooker Jan Petter Jorgensen took this photo:



Now watching Star Trek - it looks like a Wormhole to me.
Member Since: April 5, 2007 Posts: 83 Comments: 12345
495. eyesontheweather
9:15 PM GMT on December 09, 2009
Quoting hurricanejunky:


LOL! That's a good one! For now I'm getting onboard selling the new Ping golf clubs. "You can beat Tiger with these" is the marketing slogan. People are flocking to buy them.
The way I heard it was "Ping Golf clubs are so incredible that the woman are beating Tiger with them"!
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