Russia's Pole of Cold hits -70°F: Europe's 2nd coldest reading of all-time

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:48 PM GMT on February 22, 2010

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The notorious Russian winter, bane of the armies of Napoleon and Hitler, has been in classic form during the winter of 2010 . Brutal cold has been the rule this winter in the European portion of Russia, and at 9am local time on Friday, February 19, the town of Hoseda-Hard, Russia hit a remarkable -70°F (-56.4°C)--the second coldest temperature ever measured in Europe. Hoseda-Hard is located in extreme northeastern Europe, 90 miles (145 km) south of the Arctic Ocean and about 150 miles (240 km) west of the Ural Mountains and the boundary of Asia. The town lies in a shallow river valley (elevation 84 meters) where cold air tends to pool. The surrounding region is known as Europe's "Pole of Cold". The coldest temperature ever recorded in Europe was an extraordinary -72.6°F (-58.1°C) in the Pole of Cold's Ust'Schugor (64.15°N 57.45°) on December 31, 1978. The nearby city of Pechora, the largest city in the region (population: 50,000), is also well-known for its extreme temperatures. Pechora boasts Europe's third coldest temperature, a -68.8°F (-56.0°C) reading observed on February 9, 1946. It is likely that Hoseda-Hard got a degree or two colder than the remarkable -70°F measured on Friday, since the station only reported temperatures once every three hours. The high temperature Friday in Hoseda-Hard was a not-so-balmy -49°F (-45°C)!


Figure 1. Departure of surface temperature from average for February 19, 2010. Temperatures at Europe's "Pole of Cold" (dark purple colors) were more than 40°F (22°C) below average. The white dot marks the location of Hoseda-Hard, Russia, which recorded a remarkable -70°F (-56.4°C) at 9am local time that day--the second coldest temperature ever measured in Europe. Image credit: NOAA/ESRL.


Figure 2. A monument in Europe's "Pole of Cold" near Hoseda-Hard, Russia, marking the location of the Arctic Circle. Image credit: Mactak.

Exceptional February heat in Africa
I credit weather historian and extreme weather expert Chris Burt, author of Extreme Weather, for pointing out the incredible cold in Russia on Friday. Chris also noted that on Saturday, February 20, the temperature in Birni-N'Konni, Niger hit 112°F (44.3°C). This is just 3°F (1.7°C) below the warmest temperature ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere in February--the 115°F reading from Abeche, Chad (date unknown).

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Quoting PensacolaDoug:
The models have a veritable parade of snowstorms across the south for the next week!!! I just luv a parade!


Hey Doug, when are you moving back to Florida. Didn't you know the North is cold and snowy......LOL
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The models have a veritable parade of snowstorms across the south for the next week!!! I just luv a parade!
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Put that marker back Brian!!!
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452. xcool
snow head our way!!!!!
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451. Dr. Jeff Masters , Director of Meteorology (Admin)
3:06 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting TampaSpin:
Dr. Masters...So you don't believe the Sun has caused this very small period of time of a slight increase in Global Temperatures Sir. I would appreciate your opinion on the Sun as a possible cause! Thanks!


This is worthy of a long dedicated post, and I have one the works for sometime in the next month or two.

Jeff Masters
450. PensacolaDoug
3:05 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting CaneHunter031472:
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/mars_ice-age_031208.html

Read this article it explains how Mars also experienced warming. I wonde maybe either the Martians have too many SUVs around or we created it by the out of control use of rovers over there. Dirty Humans....



LMAO!
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449. xcool
3:03 PM GMT on February 23, 2010






hey
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448. TampaSpin
3:02 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting CaneHunter031472:
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/mars_ice-age_031208.html

Read this article it explains how Mars also experienced warming. I wonde maybe either the Martians have too many SUVs around or we created it by the out of control use of rovers over there. Dirty Humans....


I knew those Rover Units was gas operated and was putting out way to much CO2 emmisions. We do need to keep our planet Clean!
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447. CaneHunter031472
2:55 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/mars_ice-age_031208.html

Read this article it explains how Mars also experienced warming. I wonde maybe either the Martians have too many SUVs around or we created it by the out of control use of rovers over there. Dirty Humans....
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446. GeoffreyWPB
2:54 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
.From the Miami NWS Discussion

NEXT WEEKEND, ANOTHER FAST MOVING SURFACE LOW WILL DEVELOP OVER THE NORTHERN GOFMEX AND RAPIDLY MOVE ACROSS THE PENINSULA ON
SATURDAY. INSTABILITY WILL BE LIMITED HOWEVER BEHIND THE COLD ARCTIC BLAST BUT THE GFS IS SHOWING STRONG LOW LEVEL WIND SO COULD
EASILY HAVE SOME SHRA AROUND IN THE AFTERNOON. SIGNIFICANT MODIFICATION WILL THEN OCCUR LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AS THE SURFACE RIDGE SHIFTS EAST. LOOKING AHEAD BEYOND THE FORECAST PERIOD, THE ECMWF AND GFS HAVE BEEN VERY CONSISTENT IN DEVELOPING A POWERFUL SHORT WAVE TROUGH OVER THE GULF COAST REGION MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY BRINGING A COLD FRONT ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA AT THAT TIME. THIS COULD BE A SIGNIFICANT WEATHER PRODUCER
FOR THE REGION AND ALL SHOULD MONITOR UPDATED FORECASTS THROUGH THE WEEK AND NEXT WEEKEND
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445. theshepherd
2:54 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting Orcasystems:
I have to admit... this does make interesting reading during my first coffee of the day :)

10-4 whaleboy.
More interest means more posts, means more ratings, means more revenue, means more treats.

Treats???
Yo Doc, when do we get our treats?
:>)
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444. misanthrope
2:52 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting TampaSpin:
I really hope Dr. Masters replies to my question at:

424. TampaSpin 8:08 AM EST on February 23, 2010
Dr. Masters...So you don't believe the Sun has caused this very small period of time of a slight increase in Global Temperatures Sir. I would appreciate your opinion on the Sun as a possible cause! Thanks!




We've had a solar minimum for the past couple of years yet 2009 was the 2nd warmest year since 1880, according to GISS. Wouldn't that suggest that variations in solar output have played a minor role in warming, at best?
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443. CycloneOz
2:49 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
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442. CaneHunter031472
2:49 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting TampaSpin:
I really hope Dr. Masters replies to my question at:

424. TampaSpin 8:08 AM EST on February 23, 2010
Dr. Masters...So you don't believe the Sun has caused this very small period of time of a slight increase in Global Temperatures Sir. I would appreciate your opinion on the Sun as a possible cause! Thanks!




Yes, it has caused it. No sun spots mean decresed levels of flares and radiation hitting earth therefor there is a decrease in global temperature. An increase in Solar activity mean that we get hit by more solar weather such as flares and radiation levels increase, also increasing global temperatures. This can also produce an increase in naturally occuring CO2 emissions creating the ilussion that CO2 is the reason why we warm. Not to say that there is no truth in that argument, there is, but to say that Humans are the reason why global warming occurs is not clear or honest. Humans can contribute but only one percent or less. there are natural factors involved that are far more relevant to warming than humans. That said who likes a dirty home no one so good house keeping is great and keeping the planet clean is important to our survival. but to say that we will all die due to our own actions is sort of ridiculous. We did not coused other warming events and did not coused this one and we did not caused ice ages neither that happened due to natural cycles. We should try to discuss that instead of arguing pointless theories.
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441. TampaSpin
2:38 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
I really hope Dr. Masters replies to my question at:

424. TampaSpin 8:08 AM EST on February 23, 2010
Dr. Masters...So you don't believe the Sun has caused this very small period of time of a slight increase in Global Temperatures Sir. I would appreciate your opinion on the Sun as a possible cause! Thanks!


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440. CaneHunter031472
2:30 PM GMT on February 23, 2010

DOn't listen to that spin of the facts. It is the last gasp for the warming religion. When the facts are pointing towards cooling they spin it as if global warming is responsible. If you listened to them two years ago they claimed that unseasonable warm winters were caused by global warming too. They also said that Hurricanes would be more frequent but after the recent hurricane seasons after 2005 they are now claiming that due to global warming there will be less but stronger hurricanes. You see if an asteroid hits the planet they would blame it on global warming. This is a loosing subject because debunkers or skeptics are not allowed into the discussion and are ridiculed. The fact that radicals have taken over this argument and twisted it in a way where now humans are the blame for it and that population control and the elimination of choice and freedom is necessary to save the plnet is another proof that this issue has been hijacked by the progressives to take over. Sounds crazy? ok who cares anyway History will tell. The 60 and all of the lunatics that came out of that decade in my opinion have been more harmful to the planet than Global warming wih I admit happened but not due to humans, but instead due to solar trends which we have no control over. Solar minimum and a la niña event are dictating this extreme winter not global warming and I would dare to predict that next year if we have an el niño event winter will be milder and once the Sun regains its activity warming will start again to then cool again in a natural cycle. Please do not listen to this nut jobs ok.
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439. AussieStorm
2:27 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Sweaty night then cool delight


Sweaty, sticky, uneasy: these are all words that could easily be applied to the temperatures suffered by Sydney-siders overnight, before a morning change injected some cool relief.

The city stayed above 26 degrees for most of the night, even increasing to 29 degrees just before 9am. This allowed Sydney to have its warmest minimum in 13 years; the sixth warmest on record.

If the air-conditioning had failed at Sydney Airport, travellers would have experienced similar conditions to the city. The airport only dropped to 25 degrees, making it the warmest February morning in 71 years.

Some western suburbs were saved from such extremes by a few degrees. Locales such as Canterbury and Richmond bottomed-out at 21 degrees.

Commuters were probably expecting the heat to hang around. It didn't. A gusty southerly change worked its magic from around 9am, dropping the mercury by a few degrees and keeping it there.

Sydney's temperature only went lower after the change, dipping to 24 degrees by 3pm, colder than any point in the previous 30 hours.

For those Sydney residents who abhor restless sleep the prognosis is good: a cooler night tonight, dropping to 18 in the city and 16 in the west.

- Weatherzone
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438. AussieStorm
2:27 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Biggest storm in years floods Alice


In just two hours this afternoon Alice Springs airport exceeded its monthly average rainfall, in what turned out to be its heaviest downpour in nine years.

In just three hours from 3:30pm to 6:30pm 61mm fell, one and-a-half times the monthly average.

In the peak of the downpour more than 20mm fell in a 20 minute period, which caused flash floosing.

After a very wet January when 140mm fell, Alice Springs has now exceeded 200mm, more than twice the entire 2009 total. This is also its wettest start to the year since 2001.

Further storms are likely with every day this week a chance. By early next week another 50 to 100m is possible.

The trough which caused this storms will linger in the area and allow moisture to build up, causing further storms.

- Weatherzone
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437. Orcasystems
2:21 PM GMT on February 23, 2010


AOI

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Humor in Comments
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435. TampaSpin
2:03 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
With the very heated discussion last nite i just put a Poll on my Web site....Let's see what percentage it comes out.

TampaSpins Poll Question
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434. NEwxguy
1:56 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
GM,all,getting set for a long stormy period, I love living new england,but these long duration bad weather,are not fun,especially this one,where there is no way to predict the rain/snow line until the precip starts,and even then will have to watch how much warm marine air gets sucked in.
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433. Orcasystems
1:54 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
I have to admit... this does make interesting reading during my first coffee of the day :)
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432. Dr. Jeff Masters , Director of Meteorology (Admin)
1:47 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting aspectre:
New Info at the end

Dr.Masters "Chris Burt...noted that on Saturday, February 20, the temperature in Birni-N'Konni, Niger hit 112degreesF (44.3degreesC). This is just 3degreesF (1.7degreesC) below the warmest temperature ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere in February--the 115degreesF reading from Abeche, Chad (date unknown)."

errm...no. According to the WorldMeteorologicalOrganization, on 9February2010, Rio de Janeiro reached 46.3degreesCelsius/115.34degreesFahrenheit. Which "made Rio the hottest place on the planet...save for Ada...Ghana..." ie Ada,Ghana is highly likely to have set a new February high temperature record for the NorthernHemisphere.

"The 46.3 degrees Celsius recorded in Rio was unsurpassed worldwide, except in the town of Ada in eastern Ghana, which came in two degrees higher, the World Meteorological Organization reported."
48.3degreesCelsius is equal to 118.94degreesFahrenheit.
Definitely a new high temperature record for February in the NorthernHemisphere.



The news story you quote does indeed say these things, but the raw meteorological data does not support the article. Rio (which is in the Southern Hemisphere, not the Northern Hemisphere) had a max temperature of 39.2°C (103°F) or 35°C (95°F), depending on which airport you want to use, on February 9, the date the article talks about. The official meteorological agency for Brazil does not show that Rio has ever reached 40°C, so the quote of a 46.3°C temperature in Rio is not correct.

Chris Burt confidently tells me that the temperature has never been anywhere close to 118°F in Ghana, ever, and if you look at the historical data for February 2010 for the region, you will see that none of the stations nearby came anywhere near that figure.

Jeff Masters
431. PensacolaDoug
1:28 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting Bonedog:
got to love local met office forecasters for this weeks weather....

"IT SHOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE JUST HOW MANY WRONG DECISIONS I CAN END UP MAKING IN ONE FORECAST PACKAGE. DID I MENTION THAT CONFIDENCE IN THIS FORECAST REMAINS LOW?"

Basically the rest of the package says 4th major storm OR a fizzle.

LET IT SNOW!
LET IT SNOW!
LET IT SNOW!
=)



Which office is this from Bone?
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429. PensacolaDoug
1:26 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Out of NOLA NWS this morn. Make sure you read the last sentence!

SHORT TERM...
RAIN SHOULD START TO MOVE IN TO THE NW PART OF THE AREA BY 5 PM.
FROM THERE IT SHOULD SPREAD EASTWARD THROUGH MIDNIGHT FROM
PASCAGOULA TO NEW ORLEANS. THE RAIN SHIELD SHOULD WEAKEN AS IT
MOVES EAST AFTER DARK. AS THE MOISTURE IS LEAVING...SOME COLD AIR
ENTERS THE COLUMN ABOVE THE BL AROUND MIDNIGHT. THIS WOULD
EFFECTIVELY CHANGE THE LIGHT RAIN TO SNOW FOR A SHORT TIME BEFORE
THE MOISTURE GETS A CHANCE TO LEAVE. WILL ISSUE A SPS FOR THIS AND
LET THE NEXT SHIFT GET ANOTHER MODEL RUN BEFORE DECIDING ON A WSW
OR NOT. THIS WILL BE THE 4TH WINTRY PRECIP FOR OUR AREA THIS
WINTER SEASON. STARTING TO WONDER IF THE CONTINENTS HAVE DRIFTED
TOO FAR NORTH.
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427. NttyGrtty
1:19 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting aspectre:
169 Ossqss "Rising Sea Level Claims Retracted"

As usual, the interesting stuff comes after the headline.
"The study published in 2009 in Nature Geoscience" by Mark Siddall et al "predicted that sea level would rise by between 7cm and 82cm by the end of the century." ie between ~2&3/4inches and ~2feet10inches by 2100.
"In the Nature Geoscience retraction, in which Siddall and his colleagues explain their errors, Vermeer and Rahmstorf are thanked for 'bringing these issues to our attention'."
Vermeer and Rahmstorf "published a study in December that projected a rise of 0.75m to 1.9m by 2100." ie between ~2&1/2 feet and ~6&1/4 feet by the end of the century.

Precisely how does a projected sea level rise of 2feet6inches up to 6feet3inches instead of less than 3inches up to 2feet10inches provide comfort to you?
Keep reading. The basis of the article is :In a statement the authors of the paper said: "Since publication of our paper we have become aware of two mistakes which impact the detailed estimation of future sea level rise. This means that we can no longer draw firm conclusions regarding 21st century sea level rise from this study without further work.

"One mistake was a miscalculation; the other was not to allow fully for temperature change over the past 2,000 years. Because of these issues we have retracted the paper and will now invest in the further work needed to correct these mistakes."

Precisely how does that provide comfort to you? They don't know! and neither do you so let's all have some coffee and keep looking for the knowns...

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424. TampaSpin
1:08 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Dr. Masters...So you don't believe the Sun has caused this very small period of time of a slight increase in Global Temperatures Sir. I would appreciate your opinion on the Sun as a possible cause! Thanks!
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422. Dr. Jeff Masters , Director of Meteorology (Admin)
1:03 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting theshepherd:
Just asking...
So if global warming causes colder winters as the Doc has stated in past entries, does that mean the earth was warming more in 1978 than it is now?


Global warming may cause winters with more heavy snowstorms is what I said. It is possible that Arctic sea ice loss may cause colder winters for a time in eastern Asia, due to the establishment of a stronger than usual high pressure cell over Siberia.

Jeff Masters
419. ajcamsmom2
12:31 PM GMT on February 23, 2010

OOPs

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418. wunderkidcayman
12:22 PM GMT on February 23, 2010
nice hey gus look in the sw carib

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417. theshepherd
11:49 AM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting leftovers:
your right i just dont like them zeroing in on our tourist deep fog has set in


They don't zero in on tourists any more than they sit outside bar parking lots waiting for drunks to leave.
Sheriffs are elected officials. Doing that would be bad for his next election.
Fla and Ga are strict on speeders. More so than many states. Consider that people unfamiliar with status quo may push things a bit far.
Tourists, understandably so, are usually in a hurry to get where they're going.
This is amplified on beach roads, Keys traffic and such. The locals know better.
I think it's more circumstance than targeting.
Just speaking from experience. Also...Yes Sir and No Sir will score more points than attitude. Something missing more and more nowadays....just saying.
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416. Bonedog
11:40 AM GMT on February 23, 2010
got to love local met office forecasters for this weeks weather....

"IT SHOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE JUST HOW MANY WRONG DECISIONS I CAN END UP MAKING IN ONE FORECAST PACKAGE. DID I MENTION THAT CONFIDENCE IN THIS FORECAST REMAINS LOW?"

Basically the rest of the package says 4th major storm OR a fizzle.

LET IT SNOW!
LET IT SNOW!
LET IT SNOW!
=)
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415. theshepherd
11:38 AM GMT on February 23, 2010
Just asking...
So if global warming causes colder winters as the Doc has stated in past entries, does that mean the earth was warming more in 1978 than it is now?
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413. theshepherd
10:56 AM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting leftovers:
good morning they say our temps are going back down in the 60's for highs not so bad! enjoy it and come on down e cen florida watch out for the law they are hiding behind every bush no speeding


Yup...they're just doing it to be mean.
It's a lot more fun catching drunk drivers and reckless speeders than waking up family members in the middle of the night to inform them their loved one is in pieces done at the morgue and would they please come identify them. Been there, done that.
Yup...lots more fun.
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411. transitzone
7:56 AM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting 1900hurricane:

Gotcha. Still, temps aren't currently expected to make it much past freezing at all tomorrow, especially after precip starts. Also, just out of curiosity, weren't Dallas's temps above freezing for their 12.5 inches of snow?

About half the time, marginal the rest as I recall, not far either way ever. Also note that the 12.5-14+ inch band went along the north side. Band dropped off rapidly - I got only ~6.5 inches here at I-30 & I-820 east, not far from DFW airport's 12.5. Enough to bring down a lotta limbs and such, still not cleared down or out, 38 hrs with no electricalicity. Almost wish I'd had a reason to go to CS instead
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410. 1900hurricane
7:16 AM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting jeffs713:

There is a lot of question as to temps during the day... Snow can fall when surface temps are above freezing, but not a lot above freezing. (36F is on the edge or a little past snow temps, for example)

Gotcha. Still, temps aren't currently expected to make it much past freezing at all tomorrow, especially after precip starts. Also, just out of curiosity, weren't Dallas's temps above freezing for their 12.5 inches of snow?
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409. jeffs713
7:08 AM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting 1900hurricane:
I don't get my NWS. How can it snow for 10 hour and only accumulate less than half an inch??? I know the warm ground will affect things somewhat (it was 78*F here yesterday), but eventually there will be accumulations, especially if it is of that duration or longer!

My forecast

There is a lot of question as to temps during the day... Snow can fall when surface temps are above freezing, but not a lot above freezing. (36F is on the edge or a little past snow temps, for example)
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408. sullivanweather
7:03 AM GMT on February 23, 2010
WeatherSP,


Here about 75 miles northwest of the city it looks like we might get pounded from both storms!

Maybe we'll have a snowmageddon here
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407. transitzone
6:26 AM GMT on February 23, 2010
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:
Interesting, transitzone -- car racing is exactly what I brought up in the latest version of that 2-decades old argument I mentioned. I said is it a sport if a motorized vehicle is doing the bulk of the competition -- oh boy, did "he" ever give me a description of the human strength and abilities involved...

Properly controlling the equipment which comprises a race car is indeed a bit more strenuous than controlling the equipment used in curling, and failure to do so can be a bit more damaging to one's health ;-) I get "macho" students (of both genders) that can't handle a demo ride - it ain't the same as driving to the beer store. I seem to have missed the ice dancing, so won't comment on that.

I don't jog cuz the ice jumps right out of the glass....
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406. weathersp
6:00 AM GMT on February 23, 2010
NAM has trouble brewing in the NE US... This is Thursday Evening..

972mb low over NYC and retrograding.
(Click for larger image)

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405. tornadodude
5:54 AM GMT on February 23, 2010
NWS Indy

17 Consecutive Days with Snow on the Ground

February 22, 2010 marked the 17th consecutive day with at least an inch of snow on the ground. There was 2 inches on the ground at the National Weather Service Office as of 1 pm EST. Although the snow may seem like it has been around foreever...the current string only ranks 14th all time.



At Purdue, we have had snow on the ground for 23 consecutive days :p
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