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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Home Heating Safety: Preventing Fire and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Take precautions to prevent carbon monoxide and house fires when heating your home this winter. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless and highly poisonous gas that interferes with the delivery of oxygen in the blood to the rest of the body. It is produced by the incomplete burning of fuels including coal, wood, charcoal, natural gas, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and heating oil.
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Quoting Patrap:
Dec 11 2008



Nice pic!
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2009 was our second warmest year ever

* By Julian Drape
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* January 05, 2010 12:24PM



Sun

Australia recorded its second hottest year ever, new figures have shown. Source: Reuters

* 2009 Australia's second warmest ever
* Temperatures up .9C
* Figures prove Abbott wrong - Garrett

LAST year was Australia's second warmest on record and closed out the warmest decade on file, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

The latest temperature data "is consistent with global warming", the bureau states in its 2009 annual climate statement released today.

Federal Environment Minister Peter Garrett has jumped on the figures, saying they prove the Opposition's claim that the world had stopped warming is "a false and misleading climate change clanger".

The bureau's statement reveals the country's annual mean temperature in 2009 was 0.9 degrees celsius above the 1961-90 average, "making it the second warmest since high-quality records began in 1910".

Australia overall, NSW, Victoria and South Australia all recorded their warmest July to December periods on record in 2009.

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A summer heatwave saw Melbourne set a new maximum temperature record of 46.6 degrees. Victoria set a new state record of 48.8 degrees at Hopetoun, while Tasmania also set a new mark - 42.2 degrees at Scamander.

An unusual winter heatwave resulted in Australia's warmest August on record.
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What should I do if I see someone with warning signs of hypothermia or frostbite?

If you notice signs of hypothermia, take the person's temperature. If it is below 95°, the situation is an emergency—get medical attention immediately. If you detect symptoms of frostbite, seek medical care.

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Why are infants and older people most at risk for cold-related illness?

Infants lose body heat more easily than adults; additionally, infants can't make enough body heat by shivering. Infants less than one year old should never sleep in a cold room. Provide warm clothing and a blanket for infants and try to maintain a warm indoor temperature. If the temperature cannot be maintained, make temporary arrangements to stay elsewhere. In an emergency, you can keep an infant warm using your own body heat. If you must sleep, take precautions to prevent rolling on the baby. Pillows and other soft bedding can also present a risk of smothering; remove them from the area near the baby.
Older adults often make less body heat because of a slower metabolism and less physical activity. If you are more than 65 years of age, check the temperature in your home often during severely cold weather. Also, check on elderly friends and neighbors frequently to ensure that their homes are adequately heated.

What is hypothermia?

When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim unable to think clearly or move well. This makes hypothermia particularly dangerous because a person may not know it is happening and won't be able to do anything about it.
Hypothermia occurs most commonly at very cold environmental temperatures, but can occur even at cool temperatures (above 40°F) if a person becomes chilled from rain, sweat, or submersion in cold water.
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Quoting mrnicktou:
I suppose AGW is true.

Winter Could Be Worst in 25 Years for USA...
CHILL MAP...
3 Deaths Due To Cold in Memphis...
PAPER: GAS SUPPLIES RUNNING OUT IN UK...
Vermont sets 'all-time record for one snowstorm'...
Iowa temps 'a solid 30 degrees below normal'...
Seoul buried in heaviest snowfall in 70 years...
Historic ice build-up shuts down NJ nuclear power plant...
Beijing -- coldest in 40 years...
Miami shivers from coldest weather in decade...


Remember, while the Continental US, South Korea and the UK are experiencing temps 10 below normal, the Arctic region is experiencing temperatures 10F ABOVE normal. Global Warming is not uniform, the atmosphere is like a fluid, it is on the move. Portions warm, portions cool, unfortunately, the climate is warming!
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Dec 11 2008

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Quoting jipmg:
What the heck is going on?

this is MIAMI WEATHER?

http://static.cbslocal.com/station/wfor/files/weather/WEB_fcst_extended.jpg

Is this right? its going to be even colder next weekend/ early next week? Potentially highs only into the LOW 50S? o-O-O-


YES, this is correct :o)

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I suppose AGW is true.

Winter Could Be Worst in 25 Years for USA...
CHILL MAP...
3 Deaths Due To Cold in Memphis...
PAPER: GAS SUPPLIES RUNNING OUT IN UK...
Vermont sets 'all-time record for one snowstorm'...
Iowa temps 'a solid 30 degrees below normal'...
Seoul buried in heaviest snowfall in 70 years...
Historic ice build-up shuts down NJ nuclear power plant...
Beijing -- coldest in 40 years...
Miami shivers from coldest weather in decade...
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Patrap :0), county=parish. Oh, your gonna love your snow, take pics, I believe DFW, TX will miss out on the snow this round, maybe?
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Why dem Folks down in ol Bernard Parish are under one of dem Winter Weather Visories..

Best bring in dat potted lemon Tree an run a xtension cord out to Dat Dog'd House and put in a 100 Watt Bulb Honey..
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25 F not too far off here...

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Quoting atmoaggie:

That is correct. You win the weather-weenie medal of odd-ball acronyms.


I actually double-checked the glossary :0)!

Gotta love this weather atmoaggie. It'll be cold and snowy this week, in 10 days, it'll be in the mid 70's! Modiki El Nino.
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Quoting Patrap:
Whats a County?

LOL

LOL!

And anything one reads in a NWS statement should be defined in the glossary here: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/glossary/

Sadly, no, county isn't there. They apparently expects us to know a couple of things.

And CWA is: "The group of counties for which a National Weather Service Forecast Office is responsible for issuing warnings."
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Whats a County?

LOL
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519. jipmg
What the heck is going on?

this is MIAMI WEATHER?

http://static.cbslocal.com/station/wfor/files/weather/WEB_fcst_extended.jpg

Is this right? its going to be even colder next weekend/ early next week? Potentially highs only into the LOW 50S? o-O-O-
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Quoting Bordonaro:


County Warning Area

That is correct. You win the weather-weenie medal of odd-ball acronyms.
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517. jipmg
I think it might snow in tampa

There is moisture developing *clouds* in the gulf and moving straight for tampa were its 30.
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Quoting Patrap:


A Really Rare Map


Snow in the Bayou, Round III
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Quoting Patrap:
weather.gov
National Weather Service

Watches, Warnings & Advisories
Go to the NOAA Homepage
NWS Homepage
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.



Wow, last week it was winter in the northern
hemisphere, now we have frozen fruit in FLA.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100104/ap_on_re_as/as_asia_storms

http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20100103/NEWS/1030352/-1/SiteMap/Feeling-cold?-We-re-at-30 -below-normal

http://www.theage.com.au/world/siberian-winds-usher-in-record-lows-in-beijing-20100103-lna6.html

Yeah, AGW is rearing it's ugly head.
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County Warning Area I think. Just the area they issue forecasts for.
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Quoting KrazyJorge0424:
What is "CWA"?


covered watch area maybe? or cwazy wabbit alert

edit: my guesses were wrong, first one close though
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Quoting KrazyJorge0424:
What is "CWA"?


County Warning Area
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What is "CWA"?
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A Really Rare Map
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Quoting zoomiami:
Thanks -- it is working.

Helps if you aren't trying to refresh a page from two days ago.


We understand, the weather has that effect on some people.

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
908 PM EST MON JAN 4 2010


...COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS TONIGHT OVER SOUTH FLORIDA...

.UPDATE...
CURRENTLY HIGH CLOUDS ARE WORKING INTO THE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF
THE CWA THIS EVENING FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO...AND SHOULD
CONTINUE TO WORK ACROSS THIS AREA
. AT THE SAME TIME...HIGH CLOUDS
SHOULD ALSO START TO WORK INTO THE NORTHERN NORTHERN PORTIONS OF
THE CWA AFTER MIDNIGHT
FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO. THE CLOUDS WILL
HELP TO KEEP THE TEMPERATURES FROM FALLING FAST OVER THE CWA...BUT
WITH THE NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH OVERNIGHT...THE TEMPS SHOULD
CONTINUE TO FALL ABOUT 1 DEGREE PER HOUR OVERNIGHT.
CURRENTLY THE
TEMPS ARE RUNNING IN THE 40S OVER THE NORTHERN AREAS TO THE 50S
OVER THE SOUTHERN AREAS OF THE CWA THIS EVENING...AND SHOULD FALL
DOWN TO NEAR FREEZING AROUND THE LAKE OKEECHOBEE AREA WITH MID 30S
TO LOWER 40S OVER REST OF THE CWA. SO WILL CONTINUE WITH THE
FREEZE WARNING FOR HENDRY...GLADES...AND INLAND PALM BEACH
COUNTIES TONIGHT.
THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY WILL ALSO CONTINUE FOR
METRO AND COASTAL BROWARD AND PALM BEACH COUNTIES TONIGHT.

THE WINDS OVER THE ATLANTIC WATERS...OFFSHORE GULF WATERS...AND
LAKE OKEECHOBEE WATERS SHOULD INCREASE TO AT LEAST 20 KNOTS AFTER
MIDNIGHT TONIGHT...AND 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER BISCAYNE BAY AND NEAR-
SHORE GULF WATERS. THE SEAS WILL ALSO BUILD TO 7 FEET IN THE GULF
STREAM WATERS TONIGHT...AND UP TO 6 FEET IN TH OFFSHORE GULF
WATERS. SO WILL CONTINUE THE SCA FOR ALL OF THE WATERS
TONIGHT...EXCEPT FOR BISCAYNE BAY AND THE NEAR-SHORE WATERS OF THE
GULF WHICH WILL BE IN A SCEC.

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Thanks -- it is working.

Helps if you aren't trying to refresh a page from two days ago.
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Street clouds forming just offshore N GOM

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Quoting zoomiami:
Does anybody know when they are going to fix the comments so I can figure out which way is up?


Been working for me couple days now.
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Quoting zoomiami:
Does anybody know when they are going to fix the comments so I can figure out which way is up?
it is fixed got to click newest first at the top of comments page
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Flying over the Coastal GOM on the way to Cancun :)

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PBIA temp is 45...Gonna be a chilly one tomorrow morning!
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Quoting PcolaDan:


Is that the clouds that scooted over us and are still here? Not helping keep temps up though.

I suppose. No other moisture source upwind...
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Orca and his sweetie on their Cancun vacation, just kidding :0).
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Does anybody know when they are going to fix the comments so I can figure out which way is up?
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Quoting Orcasystems:


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



49 degrees at the weather station across the street from my house - some serious problems when Miami is 1 degree off canada -- what did you do this time?
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Quoting Bordonaro:
This is a pic of Orca on the beach, during his Cancun cool-down

looks like he may need a jacket hope he brings one
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This is a pic of Orca on the beach, during his Cancun cool-down

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Quoting atmoaggie:
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...


Is that the clouds that scooted over us and are still here? Not helping keep temps up though.
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Quoting PensacolaDoug:



Thats what Bobby Bouchet's momma says but Bobby says it ain't nutin but frozen high-quality h20!


LMFAO! I love it!
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Quoting atmoaggie:
Had to post this one again, just for Patrap:

(Da view from the westbank)



That one Penquin is a Big Saints Fan..seen him around here in 89,..he owes me big time.

Aquarium here,Cops,Mops..fish, ..bad story.

Owe's me Bail from Central Lockup bond.
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It's officially freezing now at my house, 32.0

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From the TWC...temp. 45...Feels like 42.
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I dont doubt that with those low scud clouds we saw at dusk atmo,theres some moisture squeezing out them tonight,I bet.
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Had to post this one again, just for Patrap:

(Da view from the westbank)



BTW, is tomorrow Pat's b-day?
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I finally found it, where's tornadodude? A polar bear, penguins and a fire :0)

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Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
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.


Yer welcome..

Looks like ya gonna need it seems.

Dem service calls run 10 % of the economy.

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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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