A quiet 2009 for natural disasters

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:35 PM GMT on January 04, 2010

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It was a relatively quiet year globally for natural disasters in 2009. According to Munich Re insurance company, the death toll from 2009 natural disasters was approximately 10,000, well below the average 75,000 deaths per year seen over the decade of the 2000s. Damage from 2009 natural disasters was about $50 billion, compared to the decadal average of $115 billion, and far below the $200 billion in destruction wrought by 2008's natural disasters. The most costly disaster of 2009 was Winter Storm Klaus, which hit northern Spain and southwest France January 23 - 25, causing $5.1 billion in damage. The deadliest weather-related disaster was Category 2 Typhoon Ketsana, which killed 694 people in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Category 2 Typhoon Morakot was a close second, with 614 fatalities, primarily in Taiwan. The deadliest natural disaster overall was the magnitude 7.6 earthquake that shook the Indonesian island of Sumatra on 30 September, killing nearly 1,200 people.


Figure 1. Cars being swept away by Ketsana's flood waters in a still frame from a dramatic YouTube video captured by medical students at the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center.

I'll be back Tuesday with my selection for the top global weather event of 2009: the Horn of Africa drought.

Jeff Masters

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485. atmoaggie
2:41 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Speaking of NWS NOLA, part of the forecast discussion from earlier, as follows:

HAVE BEEN GETTING SPURIOUS REPORTS OF LIGHT SNOW FLURRIES AND SNOW PELLETS ALONG THE I-55 CORRIDOR FROM PIKE COUNTY INTO TANGIPAHOA PARISH THIS AFTERNOON...AS WELL AS AROUND THE GREATER BATON ROUGE AREA. THIS IS A RESULT OF SUBLIMATION CLOUDS OFF PRONOUNCED SNOW PACK UPSTREAM IN CLIPPER AIR MASS. THE CLOUD DECK IS A FUNCTION OF DAYTIME HEATING AND SHOULD ERODE SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET...BUT UNTIL THEN SOME FLURRIES MAY STILL FLOAT IN THE WIND.

Apparently, some of the radar returns from earlier did amount to something...
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484. presslord
2:41 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
oh yes Pat....you're rapidly approaching the demographic...my gastro guy used to be a veterinarian...
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483. weatherman874
2:41 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
487- Patt im diggin this forecast

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482. Orcasystems
2:40 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting PensacolaDoug:


Hmmmm hard to believe isn't it... KOG, throw on another fan :)

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481. Patrap
2:39 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Which reminds mE....
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480. presslord
2:38 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
my wife wants to spend Thursday night on the boat...so we can "...make a snowman on the deck..." I'd rather have another colonoscopy...
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479. Patrap
2:36 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
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National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
Go to the NOAA Homepage
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Local weather forecast by "City, St" or zip code

3 products issued by NWS for: New Orleans LA
Winter Weather Advisory

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW ORLEANS LA
633 PM CST MON JAN 4 2010

...WINTRY MIX FOLLOWED BY AN ARCTIC OUTBREAK IS ON THE WAY...

.THE FIRST IN A WAVE OF ARCTIC AIRMASSES IS ALREADY MOVING IN
TONIGHT BUT FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK WE WILL SEE A GULF LOW
DEVELOP AND MOVE ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF WITH A MUCH STRONGER
ARCTIC AIRMASS QUICKLY ON THE HEELS OF THIS SYSTEM. WITH THE MUCH
COLDER AIR MOVING INTO THE GULF COAST STATES THERE IS THE RISK OF
RAIN QUICKLY CHANGING OVER TO SLEET AND SNOW EARLY THURSDAY
MORNING ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE OUTLOOK AREA. ADDITIONALLY...VERY
COLD TEMPERATURES WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION FOR THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH SUNDAY.

LAZ034>040-046>050-056>070-MSZ068>071-077-080>082-050845-
/O.NEW.KLIX.WW.Y.0001.100107T0000Z-100110T1600Z/
POINTE COUPEE-WEST FELICIANA-EAST FELICIANA-ST. HELENA-TANGIPAHOA-
WASHINGTON-ST. TAMMANY-IBERVILLE-WEST BATON ROUGE-
EAST BATON ROUGE-ASCENSION-LIVINGSTON-ASSUMPTION-ST. JAMES-
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST-UPPER LAFOURCHE-ST. CHARLES-UPPER JEFFERSON-
ORLEANS-UPPER PLAQUEMINES-UPPER ST. BERNARD-UPPER TERREBONNE-
LOWER TERREBONNE-LOWER LAFOURCHE-LOWER JEFFERSON-
LOWER PLAQUEMINES-LOWER ST. BERNARD-WILKINSON-AMITE-PIKE-WALTHALL-
PEARL RIVER-HANCOCK-HARRISON-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...NEW ROADS...LIVONIA...
ST. FRANCISVILLE...JACKSON...CLINTON...GREENSBURG...MONTPELIER...
HAMMOND...PONCHATOULA...BOGALUSA...FRANKLINTON...SLIDELL...
MANDEVILLE...COVINGTON...LACOMBE...PLAQUEMINE...WHITE CASTLE...
PORT ALLEN...ADDIS...BRUSLY...BATON ROUGE...GONZALES...
DONALDSONVILLE...DENHAM SPRINGS...WALKER...PIERRE PART...
LABADIEVILLE...PAINCOURTVILLE...LUTCHER...GRAMERCY...LAPLACE...
RESERVE...THIBODAUX...RACELAND...LAROSE...DESTREHAN...NORCO...
METAIRIE...KENNER...NEW ORLEANS...BELLE CHASSE...CHALMETTE...
VIOLET...HOUMA...BAYOU CANE...CHAUVIN...DULAC...MONTEGUT...
GALLIANO...CUT OFF...GOLDEN MEADOW...PORT SULPHUR...EMPIRE...
YSCLOSKEY...CENTREVILLE...WOODVILLE...GLOSTER...LIBERTY...
CROSBY...MCCOMB...TYLERTOWN...PICAYUNE...BAY ST. LOUIS...
WAVELAND...DIAMONDHEAD...GULFPORT...BILOXI...PASCAGOULA...
OCEAN SPRINGS...MOSS POINT...GAUTIER...ST. MARTIN
633 PM CST MON JAN 4 2010

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM
CST SUNDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN NEW ORLEANS HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR AN EXPECTED WINTER MIX AND EXTREMELY COLD
TEMPERATURES...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM WEDNESDAY TO 10 AM CST
SUNDAY.

BY LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR EARLY THURSDAY MORNING...A SURFACE LOW
WILL START TO DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHWESTERN GULF. THIS WILL CAUSE
TEMPERATURES TO WARM SLOWLY WITH MOISTURE INCREASING ACROSS THE AREA.
INITIALLY...LIGHT TO MODERATE SHOWERS WILL BE POSSIBLE BUT BY
LATE THURSDAY MORNING...A VERY COLD AIRMASS WILL BEGIN TO PUSH
INTO THE REGION. RAIN WILL BEGIN TO CHANGE OVER TO SLEET AND THEN
SNOW THURSDAY MORNING FOR AREAS IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI ALONG
WITH THE FELICIANAS AND POINT COUPEE PARISH. BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON
AREAS ALONG AND NORTH OF THE 10/12 CORRIDOR WILL LIKELY SEE A MIX
OF RAIN...SLEET...AND SNOW. AT THIS TIME WE ARE NOT EXPECTING MUCH
IN THE WAY OF ACCUMULATION BUT A LIGHT DUSTING TO HALF AN INCH OF
ACCUMULATION ON GRASSY AREAS WOULD NOT BE OUT OF THE QUESTION.

ALL OF THE MOISTURE WILL MOVE OUT OF THE AREA BY THURSDAY EVENING
AND THEN THE GREATER ISSUE ARRIVES...VERY COLD TEMPERATURES. AN
ARCTIC AIRMASS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE IN AND REMAIN OVER THE AREA
FROM THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. THIS AIRMASS IS ASSOCIATED
WITH NEAR -40 DEGREE TEMPERATURES IN THE INTERIOR OF CANADA. WITH
A NICE SNOW PACK ACROSS THE UPPER AND CENTRAL PLAINS AS WELL AS THE
UPPER AND MID MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THE AIRMASS WILL NOT MODERATE
CONSIDERABLY. THE AIRMASS IS EXPECTED TO BRING VERY COLD
TEMPERATURES TO THE AREA THAT COULD BE COMPARABLE TO THE ARCTIC
OUTBREAK OF EARLY FEBRUARY 1996...BUT NOT AS LOW AS THOSE
EXPERIENCED DURING THE 1985 AND 1989 ARCTIC OUTBREAKS. MULTIPLE
NIGHTS WITH LOWS IN THE TEENS WILL BE POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTHERN
MISSISSIPPI AND PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA THAT ARE GENERALLY
NORTH OF THE 10/12 CORRIDOR. ACROSS THE SOUTHSHORE...LOWS COULD
DROP TO INTO THE LOWER TO MID 20S FOR MULTIPLE NIGHTS. THE COLDEST
TEMPERATURES ARE CURRENTLY FORECAST TO OCCUR SATURDAY MORNING WITH
LOWS RANGING FROM 13 NEAR MCCOMB TO 23 AT GALLIANO. EVEN THOUGH IT
IS NOT FORECAST RIGHT NOW...THIS AIRMASS DOES HAVE THE POTENTIAL
TO CAUSE LOWS THAT COULD BOTTOM OUT IN THE SINGLE DIGITS ACROSS
ISOLATED LOCATIONS IN SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI AND MAYBE INTO THE
TEENS AROUND THE NEW ORLEANS METRO.

THESE TEMPERATURES COULD BECOME LIFE THREATENING AND AT THE VERY
LEAST HAZARDOUS TO PROPERTY. RESIDENTS SHOULD MAKE PREPARATIONS
FOR EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERATURES NOW.

TO PREVENT FREEZING AND POSSIBLE BURSTING OF OUTDOOR PIPES...
PIPES SHOULD BE WRAPPED...DRAINED...OR ALLOWED TO DRIP SLOWLY.
THOSE THAT HAVE IN-GROUND SPRINKLER SYSTEMS SHOULD DRAIN THEIR
SYSTEMS...OR COVER ANY ABOVE-GROUND PIPES TO PROTECT THEM FROM
FREEZING.

PETS ARE ALSO SUBJECT TO THE EXTREME COLD. KEEP PETS INDOORS AS
MUCH AS POSSIBLE. IF THIS IS NOT POSSIBLE...MAKE SURE OUTDOOR
PETS HAVE WARM DRY SHELTER...AND PROVIDE SUFFICIENT FOOD AND
FRESH UNFROZEN WATER.

BE PARTICULARLY CAREFUL WITH PORTABLE HEATERS...THERE IS A DANGER
OF FIRE OR POISONOUS FUMES. MAKE FREQUENT CHECKS ON THE ELDERLY.
MAKE SURE THEIR FURNACES ARE WORKING AND HEATING THE HOUSE
PROPERLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.
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478. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
2:35 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting presslord:
nrt....thanks...now I'm feelin' suicidal...
maybe you should try wearing a dress
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477. GeoffreyWPB
2:33 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Hi Pat...had the A.C. guy come out today to check out the heat problem. Bad breaker, $211.00...Yikes, something I haven't used in 5 years. Thanks for your help last night.
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476. presslord
2:32 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
nrt....thanks...now I'm feelin' suicidal...
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475. Patrap
2:30 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Its cold.

The floor furnace groans a tad as the Thermostat is kicked up,too.

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474. PensacolaDoug
2:30 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
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473. louisianaboy444
2:29 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
The NWS of Shreveport is saying that the models are trending warming and that Dallas,Monroe,Jackson might be the line where wintry Precip occurs and anything south of that along the coast will be mainly a rain event
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472. Orcasystems
2:29 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting IKE:
I actually think it's going to snow here. If Hattiesburg,MS has a chance of it in 4 periods of a forecast, it's hard to believe it wouldn't make it 30 miles further south in longitude.

Granted it's further east by 150-200 miles, but I think it will happen.


ROFLMAO, was looking up your location to see if snow was in the forecast.... but according to GE, you live in the middle of almost nowhere.
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471. nrtiwlnvragn
2:29 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting presslord:
Have I mentioned....that snow is of the Devil?


Specifically this snow?
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470. pcbdragon
2:28 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
yes Ike
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469. PensacolaDoug
2:28 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting presslord:
Have I mentioned....that snow is of the devil?



Thats what Bobby Bouchet's momma says but Bobby says it ain't nutin but frozen high-quality h20!
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468. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
2:28 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting presslord:
Have I mentioned....that snow is of the Devil?
yay but it only 3 more months and then it will be gone
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467. presslord
2:25 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Have I mentioned....that snow is of the Devil?
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466. IKE
2:22 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting pcbdragon:
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Lows 28 to 33.
see what i mean?


Panama City?
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465. IKE
2:20 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
I actually think it's going to snow here. If Hattiesburg,MS has a chance of it in 4 periods of a forecast, it's hard to believe it wouldn't make it 30 miles further south in longitude.

Granted it's further east by 150-200 miles, but I think it will happen.
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464. pcbdragon
2:20 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain. Lows 28 to 33.
see what i mean?
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463. Tazmanian
2:20 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting IKE:


I was joking with you.




:)!!!



LOL LOL LOL
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462. AussieStorm
2:18 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
2009: The second hottest year on record

THE past calendar year - 2009 - was the second warmest on record in Australia since 1910, the Australian government's Bureau of Meteorology reported today.

The bureau said the high temperatures were driven by unusual or extreme heatwaves, with a temperature trend consistent with global warming, Dow Jones Newswires reported.

Australia's annual mean temperature for 2009 was 0.90 degrees Celsius above a 1961-90 average, making it the nation's second-warmest year since high-quality records began in 1910, the bureau reported in an annual climate statement. The warmest was 2005.

High temperatures were especially notable in the south-east during the second half of 2009, with Australia nationally and the states Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales independently all recording their warmest July-December periods on record.

Extreme heatwaves occurred across much of southern Australia during late January/early February, resulting in a new maximum temperature record in the Victorian capital Melbourne of 46.4 degrees and a new Victoria state maximum temperature record of 48.8 degrees.

An unusual winter-time heatwave occurred in August over large parts of the inland and resulted in Australia's warmest August on record, while a prolonged heatwave occurred during November across central and south-east Australia.

"Based on the analysis of daily maximum and minimum temperature data...there are clear upward trends in the number of hot events and downward trends in the number of cold events over the period 1960 to date, consistent with global warming," the bureau reported, without citing a cause for global warming.

The end of 2009 also saw the end of Australia's warmest decade on record, with a decadal mean temperature anomaly of 0.48 degree above a 1961-90 average. This meant that in Australia, each decade since the 1940s has been warmer than the preceding decade, it reported.

As for rainfall, the overall Australian mean rainfall total for 2009 was 453 millimeters, down a little from a long-term average (1961-90) of 464 mms, it reported.

During July to October 2009, serious rainfall deficiencies were experienced over large areas of Queensland and isolated parts of New South Wales, consistent with the development of an El Nino event during this time.

# NewsCore
# January 05, 2010 12:37PM
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461. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
2:14 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting SWMBO:


Higher please! You really don't want me coming back to Canada cranky ;)
if ya do iam going into hiding
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460. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
2:10 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting SWMBO:


Higher please! You really don't want me coming back to Canada cranky ;)


i don't makem i just post them

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459. IKE
2:10 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting Tazmanian:



temps


I was joking with you.


Quoting nrtiwlnvragn:
Ike,

NWS now has you with a chance of snow on Thursday night.


:)!!!
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458. pcbdragon
2:10 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting IKE:
Hattiesburg, Mississippi.....WTH?

Wednesday Night
Increasing clouds with a 30 percent chance of light rain and light snow after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Light and variable winds becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.

Thursday
Rain likely and a chance of snow in the morning... then rain and snow likely in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. The chance of precipitation 60 percent.


Thursday Night
Chance of flurries during the night. Partly cloudy. Colder. Lows 15 to 20.

Friday
Chance of flurries. Partly cloudy in the morning...then clearing. Highs in the upper 20s.

surprising! look at the temps and type of percipatation
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457. nrtiwlnvragn
2:09 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Ike,

NWS now has you with a chance of snow on Thursday night.
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456. Tazmanian
2:09 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting IKE:


Temps or cigarettes?



temps
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455. IKE
2:08 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting Tazmanian:
ok how dos 120s sound to you all in FL


Temps or cigarettes?
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454. Tazmanian
2:06 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
ok how dos 120s sound to you all in FL
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453. IKE
2:05 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Hattiesburg, Mississippi.....WTH?

Wednesday Night
Increasing clouds with a 30 percent chance of light rain and light snow after midnight. Lows in the upper 20s. Light and variable winds becoming east around 5 mph after midnight.

Thursday
Rain likely and a chance of snow in the morning... then rain and snow likely in the afternoon. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 30s. The chance of precipitation 60 percent.


Thursday Night
Chance of flurries during the night. Partly cloudy. Colder. Lows 15 to 20.

Friday
Chance of flurries. Partly cloudy in the morning...then clearing. Highs in the upper 20s.
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452. SWMBO
2:02 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
okay how do 60's sound too ya thats good huh better than 40's


Higher please! You really don't want me coming back to Canada cranky ;)
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451. Orcasystems
2:02 AM GMT on January 05, 2010
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
okay how do 60's sound too ya thats good huh better than 40's


Sure... rile her up.... she knows where you live...
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Quoting SWMBO:


Excuse me KOG???
okay how do 60's sound too ya thats good huh better than 40's
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Quoting SWMBO:


Excuse me KOG???


Oh oh....
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Quoting plywoodstatenative:
Press, get ready to pay more for your OJ

Speaking of juice, I used to bash Musselman's, Lucky Leaf, Mott's, and Tree Top in here for using Chinese concentrate (printed in tiny dot matrix letters on the side of the bottles), adding water, and selling us that while calling it apple juice. (Yes, all of them do it, good luck finding what you thought was an American brand selling American product...until now.)

I must now recant my gripe about Lucky Leaf. Saw, for the first time in years, an American-branded apple juice that said "all US-grown apples, not from concentrate". (Only on the bottles that specifically say this is it true)

Guess they noticed our collective opinion of them loading up apple juice concentrate in China, shipping it here, adding (hopefully) clean water, etc. I hadn't bought any of the above brands in at least 3 years.

Sooo, buying Lucky Leaf now. Good move by whatever conglomerate owns that one.
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447. SWMBO
I may need to get both of them out
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446. SWMBO
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
i was thinking about that if your going somewhere and its in the 40's and 50's you can stay home for that and it costs nothing


Excuse me KOG???
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445. IKE
Quoting WPBHurricane05:
Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Northwest wind between 9 and 11 mph.

What a tease. :(


Come on up to the panhandle....

Thursday Night: A chance of rain and snow showers before 11pm, then a slight chance of flurries between 11pm and 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 27. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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Quoting Orcasystems:


Let me forward this one to SWMBO.. you remember her.. the one with the WHIP.

Tickets are none refundable, so keep the cold North of Cancun please.
noooooo not the whip again
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Dante...and the Bible...are just wrong...Hell is cold...and snow...
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
i was thinking about that if your going somewhere and its in the 40's and 50's you can stay home for that and it costs nothing


Let me forward this one to SWMBO.. you remember her.. the one with the WHIP.

Tickets are none refundable, so keep the cold North of Cancun please.
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Quoting weatherman874:


Yes i think so, This is serious. Winter Weather Advisory this early means the NWS is on this and knows it means business, wrecks will happen regardless on if it snows becuase of the rain then freezing temperatures we may have for 30 hours solid if they do not get above freezing during the day on Friday. Equals lost of ice

Yea we are already under the winter weather advisory. My poor dad drives from Gonzales to belle chasse for work. He works at Chevron chem co down there. I told him he may not be able to go to work thursday and friday because he takes nothing but bridges to get to work. Thats my main concern.
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Quoting Orcasystems:


Ummmm no need to get silly now.... 2 or 3 more should do it.
i was thinking about that if your going somewhere and its in the 40's and 50's you can stay home for that and it costs nothing
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Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Northwest wind between 9 and 11 mph.

What a tease. :(
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Quoting 333. Bordonaro:
Maybe it was all the penguins building a fire to stay warm?




It will be cold at the 5:40 EST start of the Disney Marathon Sunday the 10th. (Cold at the finish too)
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Quoting plywoodstatenative:
So basically what is the talk about south florida. I know that there has been much made about the freezing temps when it comes to the citrus crops, however, what are we facing in the mornings: 850mb vs surface level temps?


CLEAR SKIES AND LIGHT TO NEAR CALM WINDS WILL CREATE EXCELLENT
CONDITIONS FOR COOLING TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING ACROSS
THE EAST COAST METRO AREAS. THE COOLEST READINGS ARE EXPECTED
ACROSS PALM BEACH COUNTY WHERE READINGS IN THE UPPER 20S TO LOWER
30S ARE POSSIBLE ALL THE WAY TO THE COAST. IN METRO BROWARD AND
METRO MIAMI-DADE COUNTIES...TEMPERATURES NEAR OR JUST BELOW
FREEZING ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE FAR WESTERN SUBURBS...SUCH AS
CORAL SPRINGS...WESTON...AND OTHER AREAS NEAR HIGHWAY 27 IN
BROWARD AND KROME AVENUE IN MIAMI-DADE. READINGS JUST ABOVE
FREEZING...IN THE MID 30S...ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF
THE BROWARD AND MIAMI-DADE METRO AREAS.

Link
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
well i got ten of em runnin now if i put up another ten i might push it all the way to cancun


Ummmm no need to get silly now.... 2 or 3 more should do it.
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My next FPL bill should be one of my lowest ever.
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