Strongest winter storm in at least 140 years whallops Southwest U.S.

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:18 PM GMT on January 22, 2010

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The most powerful low pressure system in 140 years of record keeping swept through the Southwest U.S. yesterday, bringing deadly flooding, tornadoes, hail, hurricane force winds, and blizzard conditions. We expect to get powerful winter storms affecting the Southwest U.S. during strong El NiƱo events, but yesterday's storm was truly epic in its size and intensity. The storm set all-time low pressure records over roughly 10 - 15% of the U.S.--over southern Oregon, and most of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Old records were broken by a wide margin in many locations, most notably in Los Angeles, where the old record of 29.25" set January 17, 1988, was shattered by .18" (6 mb). Bakersfield broke its record by .30" (10 mb). The record-setting low spawned an extremely intense cold front that rumbled thought the Southwest, and winds ahead of the cold front reached sustained speeds of hurricane force--74 mph--last night at Apache Junction, 40 miles east of Phoenix. Wind gusts as high as 94 mph were recorded in Ajo, Arizona, and a Personal Weather Station in Summerhaven (on top of Mt. Lemmon next to Tucson) recorded sustained winds of 67 mph, gusting to 86 mph, before the power failed. Prescott recorded sustained winds at 52 mph, gusting to 67 as the cold front passed, and high winds plunged visibility to zero in blowing dust on I-10 connecting Phoenix and Tucson. The storm spawned one possible tornado in Arizona, which touched down at 8:32 pm MST in Phoenix near Desert Ridge Mall. No damage or injuries were reported. If verified, it would be only the 7th January tornado in Arizona since record keeping began in 1950.


Figure 1. Radar reflectivity from the Phoenix Doppler radar at the time of the Phoenix tornado. The tornado touched down under the circle with a "+" inside it. The Doppler velocity image did not show any rotation to the clouds in the vicinity.

Some of the all-time low pressure records set in yesterday's storm:
Los Angeles, CA: 29.07", Old Record: 29.25", January 17, 1988
Eureka, CA: 28.90", Old Record: 28.91", February 1891
San Diego, CA: 29.15", Old Record, 29.37", March 3, 1983
Fresno, CA: 28.94", Old Record, 29.10", January 27, 1916
Bakersfield, CA: 28.94", Old Record, 29.24", February 3, 1998

Salt Lake City, UT: 28.94", Old Record, 29.00" April 2002

Reno, NV: 28.94", Old Record, 29.00", January 27, 1916
Las Vegas, NV: 29.03" Old Record: 29.17", December 1949

Phoenix, AZ: 29.22", Old Record: 29.32", May 18, 1902
Flagstaff, AZ: 29.13", Old Record: 29.15", February 7, 1937
Yuma, AZ: 29.15", Old Record: 29.37", September 12, 1927

Three tornadoes in California
Three tornadoes were reported in California yesterday. A small EF0 twister hit the east side of Ventura, leaving a 1.5 mile damage path. Another tornado hit Santa Barbara, downing trees and power poles. The most damaging California tornado yesterday touched down just west of Blythe, on the Arizona-California border, at 4:31 pm MST. The twister crossed I-10, blowing three semi trucks over, ripping the roofs off houses, and downing power lines. I-10 was closed for several hours to clear the debris and toppled trucks.

Two tornadoes also hit Southern California on Tuesday. A sheriff's deputy spotted a possible tornado in Goleta that caused some roof damage, and another tornado hit Huntington Beach, damaging boats and buildings and flipping cars.

If all five tornadoes are confirmed as genuine by the National Weather Service, it will tie the record of most January California tornadoes. The all-time record for most California tornadoes in a single day is seven, set on April 1, 1996, and November 9, 1982.


Figure 2. Radar reflectivity from the Los Angeles Doppler radar at the time of the Santa Barbara tornado.

Figure 3. Storm-relative radial velocity from the Los Angeles Doppler radar at the time of the Santa Barbara tornado. The area of yellow and orange colors, lying right next to a region of blues and greens just west of Santa Barbara shows that the winds in that region were moving towards and away from the radar in a very tight area, signifying the presence of a rotating thunderstorm and possible tornado.

The storm will continue to bring heavy rain and snow to many portions the Southwest today, then wind down on Saturday. A new storm is expected to move ashore over Northern California on Sunday night, but this storm will not be as intense. Another storm is also possible next Friday, January 29, but it appears that a renewed battering by a long succession of storms like we had this week will not occur next week.

Selected storm total snowfalls (in inches) from 7 am Sunday January 17, through 7 am PST Friday January 22:
...ARIZONA...
FLAGSTAFF 3.2 NNW 36.5
SUNRISE MOUNTAIN 29.0
FOREST LAKES 26.0
HEBER 21.0
PINETOP/LAKESIDE 4 ESE 20.4
ALPINE 20.0
CLAY SPRINGS 20.0
CLINTS WELL 19.0
KACHINA VILLAGE 18.6
WILLIAMS 16.5
PRESCOTT 7.0

...CALIFORNIA...
CHAGOOPA PLATEAU 73.6
SODA SPRINGS 63.0
SUGAR BOWL 61.0
LWR RELIEF VALLEY 50.6
KIRKWOOD 48.0
SQUAW VALLEY 47.0
SIERRA AT TAHOE 38.0
BIG BEAR CITY 37.0

...COLORADO...
DURANGO 24.0
PAGOSA SPRINGS 9 NW 24.0
SILVERTON 24.0
WOLF CREEK PASS 1 SSE 24.0
ABAJO 19.0
TELLURIDE 15.0
COAL BANK PASS 14.5
RED MTN 12.3
CREEDE 10 SW 12.0
SOUTH FORK 4 SW 12.0
MOLAS PASS 10.0

...NEW MEXICO...
JEMEZ SPRINGS 14.0
CHAMA 12.0
FARMINGTON 7 NE 10.5
AZTEC 8.0
BLUEWATER LAKE 11 WSW 8.0
BONITO LAKE 5 SW 8.0
FARMINGTON 7 NE 8.0
LUNA 8.0
KIRTLAND 2 ESE 6.0
MOGOLLON 6 ESE 6.0
RAMAH 6.0
BLOOMFIELD 3 SW 5.5
LOS ALAMOS 5.5

...NEVADA...
YUCCA FLAT 20.0
BERRY CREEK 19.0
BIG CREEK SUMMIT 16.0
DRAW CREEK 13.0
POLE CREEK R.S. 13.0
MT. POTOSI 12.0
ELY 8.3
WARD MOUNTAIN 8.0
CHARLESTON 6.0

...UTAH...
BRIGHTON CREST 35.0
ALTA/COLLINS 33.5
DEER VALLEY DALY WEST 28.0
PARK CITY JUPITER PEAK 28.0
BIG COTTONWOOD SPRUCES 19.0
SOLITUDE 17.5
SNOWBIRD 13.5

Selected storm total precipitation (in inches) from 7 am Sunday January 17, through 7 am PST Friday January 22:
...ARIZONA...
DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB/TUCSON 10.23
BLACK CANYON CITY 10 N 6.57
CROWN KING 6.50
SURPRISE 1 ESE 5.58
SUN CITY WEST 2 NNE 4.78
COTTONWOOD 1 WSW 4.63
SCOTTSDALE 5.5 NNW 4.21
NEW RIVER 5 ESE 4.05
WITTMAN 5 SW 4.05
PAYSON 4.01
PINE 1 SW 4.00
SIERRA VISTA 3.83
LUKE AFB/PHOENIX 3.58
CASTLE HOT SPRINGS 3.55
FLAGSTAFF PULLIAM AP 3.41
CLIFTON 2.96
WINSLOW 2.84
GILBERT 4 NW 2.74
CHANDLER 4 WNW 2.72
YUMA MCAF 2.43
PRESCOTT/ERNEST A LOVE FIELD AP 2.28
PHOENIX AIRPORT 2.21
TUCSON AIRPORT 0.52

...CALIFORNIA...
LOS GATOS 4 SW 14.70
CAZADERO 13.46
LYTLE CREEK 13.39
MINING RIDGE 13.14
PETROLIA 7 SE 12.17
BARTLETT SPRINGS 11.23
LAKE ARROWHEAD 11.23
ALTADENA 1 ESE 11.14
CLOVERDALE 1 S 10.30
CRESTLINE 10.27
DEVORE 9.58
DESERT HOT SPRINGS 8.04
UKIAH MUNI ARPT 7.58
NEWHALL 7.08
SANTA ROSA/SONOMA CO ARPT 6.55
SAN LUIS OBISPO ARPT 5.37
SAN DIEGO/MONTGOMERY FIELD 4.32
SAN FRANCISCO INTL ARPT 4.30
LOS ANGELES-USC 3.89
PALM SPRINGS RGNL ARPT 3.75
SACRAMENTO METRO ARPT 3.65
SAN JOSE INTL ARPT 3.19

...NEVADA...
NORTH LAS VEGAS AIRPORT 1.50
HENDERSON AIRPORT 1.17
MERCURY/DESERT ROCK ARPT 1.06

...OREGON...
AGNESS 6.4 NE 3.90
PORT ORFORD 5.0 E 3.52
BROOKINGS 4.2 ENE 2.83
BANDON 11.4 S 2.67
ASTORIA 1.45

...WASHINGTON...
HOQUIAM/BOWERMAN AIRPORT 2.01

Tornadoes, severe weather in the South
Severe weather associated with a separate storm brought damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes to portions of Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida last night. Two tornadoes were reported, one in Tennessee, and one in Alabama, near Huntsville. The Huntsville tornado injured approximately six people, and cut power to 10,000 people. The storm responsible for the severe weather has moved out to sea, and no further severe weather is expected today. A slight chance of severe weather is expected Saturday over Arkansas and Mississippi, and there is also a severe weather threat for Georgia and surrounding states on Sunday.


Figure 4. Last night's Huntsville, Alabama tornado was captured by wunderphotographer Southampton.

Portlight's Paul Timmons to appear on NBC and CNN
Portlight.org, the disaster-relief charity that has sprung up from the hard work and dedication of many members of the wunderground.com community, has successfully shipped medical equipment and a water filtration unit capable of supplying the needs of 3,500 people per day to the Dominican Republic. The relief supplies were trucked to Haiti via road, and have made it to the earthquake zone. The supplies have been targeted to go to those with disabilities, or to those who are living in areas where the main aid efforts have been inadequate. Portlight is working through the local Catholic Church, which is probably best positioned to deliver private aid donations to those in need. Paul Timmons, leader of the Portlight relief efforts, is scheduled to appear on NBC news later today, and on CNN news tomorrow, to discuss Portlight's efforts.


Figure 5. Walkers and medical supplies for Haiti getting ready to ship from the Portlight warehouse in Atlanta.

Please visit the Portlight.org blog to learn more. Floodman's blog has the latest info on Portlight's plan for Haitian relief. The Reeve Foundation, founded by Christopher and Dana Reeve has awarded Portlight Strategies a $10,000 Quality of of Life grant to assist in the relief efforts in Haiti. This is very big and will allow Portlight to pursue more aggressive relief efforts over the course of the next few weeks.

For those of you more interested in helping out with the long-term rebuilding of Haiti's shattered infrastructure from the quake, I recommend a contribution to Lambi Fund of Haiti, a charity that is very active in promoting reforestation efforts, use of alternative fuels, and infrastructure improvements at a grass-roots level in Haiti. I've developed a great respect for the work they do in the country in the five years I've been a supporter.

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My next post will be Monday.

Jeff Masters

Road disappears in flood in San Luis Obispo, California (annestahl)
Cops stand by closed road.
Road disappears in flood in San Luis Obispo, California
Southern California Snow (gemd)
A Pacific storm (usually warm) came and dropped snow in Southern California in area which rarely see snow. This was not even an "insider slider" (lingo for a northern, non-Pacific cold jet stream). Snow days for schools are rampant and there are many accidents on the roadways. Our snow is not the typical fluff, but very wet and slick.
Southern California Snow
Prescott 2010 Snowstorm (kempix)
Heavy Snowstorm came in last night with almost a foot of snow in the mountains of Prescott.
Prescott 2010 Snowstorm
Bad Luck (scphotos)
the ocean in Santa Barbara takes no prisoners
Bad Luck
Blue Thunder Bolt (LianesLightroom)
Amazing bolt of lightning strikes the Pacific Ocean in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Blue Thunder Bolt
Shrouded in Clouds (ChandlerMike)
I took a drive this morning to document some of this amazing weather we're having in Arizona. My path took me over to the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix and I beheld some sights that I don't expect to see again. (HDR)
Shrouded in Clouds

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Quoting Floodman:


Add me to that list with you, Jeff...actually,it wouldn't do any good; he can attack ME all he wants. I **poofed* him about an hour ago LOL

But you can't see the amusement if he is poofed!
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Quoting CaneWarning:


Consensus doesn't make something fact.



Global Warming is a theory it can never be a fact. The United States is a country, is a fact you cannot dispute that.
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Quoting eyesontheweather:
Note to self, change Sceen Name before 3 years so I don't end up with a ""hangles"

Yeh,see what happens when you been around a long time,you start growing hangles,which usually requires surgery.
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Quoting tornadodude:


Talking like Yoda we are.

on a serious note, if you have that big of a problem with me, will you send me an email?

thanks
Tornadodude i will not email you, why?
If you have question want to talk about something, go ahead.
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Quoting NEwxguy:
It still amazes me the petty criticisms that go on here,me thinks too much time on their hands.


Im as guilty of it as anyone. I tend to let people get to me to easily sometimes
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Quoting NEwxguy:
I've only been here about 3 years and seen a lot of handles come and go in those years,but still a core of the regulars with the same hangles.
Note to self, change Sceen Name before 3 years so I don't end up with a ""hangles"
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Some people here need to learn the difference between "Theory, hypothesis & assumptions." Such as 'El nino exists.'
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It still amazes me the petty criticisms that go on here,me thinks too much time on their hands.
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Quoting Floodman:


Add me to that list wioth you, Jeff...actually,it wouldn't do any good; he can attack ME all he wants. I **poofed* him about an hour ago LOL

what is this poof you speak of and how do i do it? ..or should i stop expanding minimized entries :)
(isn't minne lurking now?)
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Quoting CaneWarning:


Consensus doesn't make something fact.


No, and denial doesn't mean it's not a fact
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Quoting jeffs713:


I don't really think that TornadoDude is the right person to attack on here. Many of us come on here to read about the weather, see what is going on, and joke around a bit in the offseason. If you are going to attack people that post little comments here and there, you might want to add me to your target list too, since I do that quite often myself.


point for TD.


Add me to that list with you, Jeff...actually,it wouldn't do any good; he can attack ME all he wants. I **poofed* him about an hour ago LOL
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I've only been here about 3 years and seen a lot of handles come and go in those years,but still a core of the regulars with the same hangles.
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tdude, too fast for me you are!


;)

snicker...snort...
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
Why don't you collect all your 3 word post and than post it in 1 big chunk? Or maybe try writing a sentence at least? Would make the blog more readable i guess.


I don't really think that TornadoDude is the right person to attack on here. Many of us come on here to read about the weather, see what is going on, and joke around a bit in the offseason. If you are going to attack people that post little comments here and there, you might want to add me to your target list too, since I do that quite often myself.

Quoting tornadodude:


What is your point? (four words, and a sentence)

point for Tdude.
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forgive my intrusion,, it seems there are few answers for soo many questions ,, imo.. i believe earth will take care of its self, with human help or without ,, it has been here longer than my ggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggx3 grandparents walked this planet,, it reminds me of that kurt russell movie,, when he shuts power to the entire world,, i , my self,, would not want to go back and live in a world without power, we would not be discussing this,, it would be sent by pony express or smoke signals and then you really would have a delay in opinions,, i recycle what i can,, i do not spend 4 hours a day deciding what goes where,, life is much more interesting
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The generation to change are we.

Yoda?
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drg0dOwnCountry, please don't quote me as if i endorse your opinions. your comments have been increasingly upsetting to me, and my comments have been directed at you. i've just been trying to let you figure that out for yourself vs turning you into a fall-guy like so many others have.
we may have parallel ideas, but you're making it harder for those ideas to flourish into useful information.
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Quoting IKE:


Have you always used the same SN?


You know, I don't even remember my old handle...I'll have to dig through my "registrations" mail folder and see who I used to be LOL

I've been Floodman since late in 2005, early 2006
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:

Please note that climate change is not a theory, it is considered consensus.

An increasing body of observations gives a collective picture of a warming world and other changes in the climate system... There is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities.

Since 2007, no scientific body of national or international standing has maintained a dissenting opinion. Some organisations hold non-committal positions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_consensus_on_climate_change


I'm not saying there is not a consensus that Global warming (Climate Change) is occurring. There is a consensus among many scientists about gravity, relativity, evolution. They are all still theories and can still to this day be proven to be false. Even if the sea levels rise globally 10 feet and the snow line of America moves 200 mils north of Macon, Global warming (climate change) could still be proven to be false just as any other widely head scientific belief would be. If that is not that case then it is not scientific. I hope you understand what I mean.

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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
The generation to change are we.


Talking like Yoda we are.

on a serious note, if you have that big of a problem with me, will you send me an email?

thanks
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Quoting NRAamy:
Didn't mean to make ya cry, but until you've experienced a ban, you haven't lived.

then I've lived more than any of you....just call me Grannie....
Did you move to LA from a little shack in the woods of Tennesee after Jed was shootin at some food and up through ground came a bubble'n crude!!!
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
Why don't you collect all your 3 word post and than post it in 1 big chunk? Or maybe try writing a sentence at least? Would make the blog more readable i guess.


What is your point? (four words, and a sentence)
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Quoting Minnemike:
seriously! forget WHAT to think... we NEED to start with HOW to think!! i've taken college courses on this, but it should really start with derrida and focoult in kindergarten.
The generation to change are we. The only hope is in national security meassures to stop the oil fueled propaganda train. And law makers ofc.
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Well folks, I'm off for the weekend. I'm going to do some polluting and drive to Atlanta this weekend.
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Quoting Minnemike:
seriously! forget WHAT to think... we NEED to start with HOW to think!! i've taken college courses on this, but it should really start with derrida and focoult in kindergarten.

rant over, drg.. on your own, lurk mode is best for the minne
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Quoting NRAamy:
Didn't mean to make ya cry, but until you've experienced a ban, you haven't lived.

then I've lived more than any of you....just call me Grannie....


I've lived some myself. :)
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Quoting CaneWarning:


I must've missed the change. Wow.


Ahhh...he was permanently banned under his other 9 billion names...
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seriously! forget WHAT to think... we NEED to start with HOW to think!! i've taken college courses on this, but it should really start with derrida and focoult in kindergarten.
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Quoting tornadodude:
does it knead more dough?
Why don't you collect all your 3 word post and than post it in 1 big chunk? Or maybe try writing a sentence at least? Would make the blog more readable i guess.
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Didn't mean to make ya cry, but until you've experienced a ban, you haven't lived.

then I've lived more than any of you....just call me Grannie....
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Quoting CaneWarning:


Don't forget the jumbo jet he uses to fly all over the world to talk about that global warming stuff.


oops, how did I miss that one?

(amy: any comment on the size of the jet?) :P
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Quoting tornadodude:


for his electric bill? or gas bill?


Don't forget the jumbo jet he uses to fly all over the world to talk about that global warming stuff.
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what is happening in britain?? any thing serious ? does it have to do with the underground?
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again with citing wikipedia...
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:

Please note that climate change is not a theory, it is considered consensus.

An increasing body of observations gives a collective picture of a warming world and other changes in the climate system... There is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities.

Since 2007, no scientific body of national or international standing has maintained a dissenting opinion. Some organisations hold non-committal positions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_consensus_on_climate_change


Consensus doesn't make something fact.
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Quoting jeffs713:


Aww... now I'm crying...

I've actually lurked here for quite a while, but didn't start posting until 2008.


Didn't mean to make ya cry, but until you've experienced a ban, you haven't lived.
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Quoting NRAamy:
What you talking about?

why do I have visions of Gary Coleman?
Did you have to wear your waders home yesterday?
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Quoting ElConando:


please note that aside from anyone beliefs Global Warming (as far as the scientific world is concerned) is a Theory (as in the scientific term of theory) thus it is falsifiable, it can never be proven with 100% certainty but it can be found to be false or something similar.

This is to everyone not just you drg.


Just to add, it is one of the MAIN reasons in the SCIENTIFIC WORLD it is controversial.
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Quoting CaneWarning:


Yes, please send more money to Al Gore ASAP.


for his electric bill? or gas bill?
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Quoting CaneWarning:
What's happened to JFV?


I do believe he may now be "Floridano"? If my remarkable female powers of intuition and my U.Md. degree in communications are worth their salt.

(is this the correct way to put this note:
(/sarc)

"Fear the Turtle"

Must go take care of canines, and dinner, cy'all soon.

(Day late; dollar short...T-Dude confirmed. Okey dokey, then.)
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Quoting ElConando:


please note that aside from anyone beliefs Global Warming (as far as the scientific world is concerned) is a Theory (as in the scientific term of theory) thus it is falsifiable, it can never be proven with 100% certainty but it can be found to be false or something similar.

This is to everyone not just you drg.

Please note that climate change is not a theory, it is considered consensus.

An increasing body of observations gives a collective picture of a warming world and other changes in the climate system... There is new and stronger evidence that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities.

Since 2007, no scientific body of national or international standing has maintained a dissenting opinion. Some organisations hold non-committal positions.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_consensus_on_climate_change
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Quoting CaneWarning:


You are a noob. lol


Aww... now I'm crying...

I've actually lurked here for quite a while, but didn't start posting until 2008.
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ehem.. that was addressed to you.. and them. we've all got to watch ourselves, and learn how to think in an environment overstuffed with information.
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Quoting tornadodude:


does it knead more dough?


Yes, please send more money to Al Gore ASAP.
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Quoting CaneWarning:
What's happened to JFV?


Somehow I knew that name was going to pop up at sometime,LOL.
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
Does it nead a law?


does it knead more dough?
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
No, i don't and obviously nobody else.

thermometer-based records since 1850
Tropospheric temperature (the satellite and balloon temperature records) since 1950
Proxies: tree rings, ice cores: the last 2000 years
Indirect historical proxies
Paleoclimate
The long term ice core record: the last 800,000 years
Geologic evidence of past temperature changes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperature_records

The basis for your assumption is again?


please note that aside from anyone beliefs Global Warming (as far as the scientific world is concerned) is a Theory (as in the scientific term of theory) thus it is falsifiable, it can never be proven with 100% certainty but it can be found to be false or something similar.

This is to everyone not just you drg.
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Quoting tornadodude:


he is now known as "floridano"


I must've missed the change. Wow.
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Interesting news in Britain. They have raised their terror threat level to "Severe" meaning an attack is highly likely.
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Quoting CaneWarning:
What's happened to JFV?


he is now known as "floridano"
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Quoting Minnemike:
dear drg0dOwnCountry:
don't let them get you down.. but you've brought much to your own doorstep. i worry much about our decisions and global climate; my biggest fear is misinformation, opinionation, and righteousness. these are the things that keep the madness going, and ensures that we confound ourselves before taking any action.
Thank you Sir.
I just wonder what it takes till the people involved in the misinformation, realize what they have done - and stop it. Does it nead a law? Does it need trials? If we want to sustain our planet in the shape it is today, we all need to work together. But it looks more grim almost by the passing month. I hope that the governements worldwide can find a solution. The US has climate change now officlay considered a national security threat. Let's hope they use their power to fight this threat in time.
The media which is for informing the public obviously failed - the multi million dollar sceptic/denial industrie is to big.
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