Colombia rainy season floods kill 136

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:01 PM GMT on November 22, 2010

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Colombia is experiencing its worst rainy season in at least 30 years, with at least 136 deaths over the past few months and 1.3 million people affected by flooding. Heavy rains in the capital of Bogota on Wednesday brought the Bogota River to its highest level in 30 years, and more rain is in the forecast--the latest forecast from the GFS model (Figure 2)--calls for an additional 3 - 6 inches (75 - 150 mm) in the Bogota region over the coming week.


Figure 1. Satellite-observed rainfall over Colombia during the past two weeks shows a region of 300 - 400 mm (12 - 16 inches) has fallen near Bogota. Image credit: Navy Research Lab, Monterey.

Colombia's rainy season usually peaks in October, then gradually wanes in November and December. The heavy rains are due to the presence of the Intertropical Convergence Zone, the area encircling the earth near the equator where winds originating in the northern and southern hemispheres come together. When these great wind belts come together (or "converge", thus the name "Convergence Zone"), the converging air is forced upwards, since it has nowhere else to go. The rising air fuels strong thunderstorm updrafts, creating a band of very heavy storms capable of causing heavy flooding rains. This year is a La Niña year, which means there is a large region of colder than average water off the Pacific coast of Colombia. Colder than average water off the Pacific coast enhances rainfall over Colombia, and this year's moderate-strength La Niña is largely to blame for Colombia's deadly rainy season.


Figure 2. Rainfall forecast from the GFS model predicts that Bogota may see another 75 - 150 mm (3 - 6 inches) during the coming week. Image credit: NOAA/CPC.

I'll have a new post on Tuesday.

Jeff Masters

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245. Neapolitan
1:05 PM GMT on November 23, 2010
There have been a ridiculous number--138--of record high and high minimum temps in the CONUS in the past 24 hours in advance of the cold front. A few examples: 73 in Cillicothe, MO; 77 in Fredonia, KS; 93 in Castolon, TX. In the west, however, a small handful (13) of record lows or low maximums temps were set or tied: 47 in Auburn, CA and 10 in Polebridge, MT. There should be one or two more days of record warmth in advance of the front, and then some record or near-record cold late in the week behind it as the polar air pays us a visit.

P.S. -- just 189 days, 10 hours, and 55 minutes until the start of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. ;-)
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244. Orcasystems
1:02 PM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting pottery:
Good Morning.
Sunny and Bright here.
But it looks like we will get more rains today after 2" yesterday.
Hope that everyone has a Blessed one.


Its freezing here :(
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243. pottery
12:53 PM GMT on November 23, 2010
Good Morning.
Sunny and Bright here.
But it looks like we will get more rains today after 2" yesterday.
Hope that everyone has a Blessed one.
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241. sunlinepr
6:04 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting jb410:
How can we know that man is causing climatic change? Until that is proven beyond a doubt, we should give ourselves the benefit of the doubt. ..."


This is the one of the contributions of modern society to mankind.... But don't worry, there are no observable "consequences" for the moment and Until that is proven beyond a doubt, we should give ourselves the benefit of the doubt:

There are nine basic types of environmental pollution, and each one has detrimental affects on wildlife, human habitation, and the quality of life in the affected area.


Air Pollution

Air pollution is defined as any contamination of the atmosphere that disturbs the natural composition and chemistry of the air. This can be in the form of particulate matter such as dust or excessive gases like carbon dioxide or other vapors that cannot be effectively removed through natural cycles, such as the carbon cycle or the nitrogen cycle.

Air pollution comes from a wide variety of sources. Some of the most excessive sources include:

* Vehicle or manufacturing exhaust
* Forest fires, volcanic eruptions, dry soil erosion, and other natural sources
* Building construction or demolition

Depending on the concentration of air pollutants, several effects can be noticed. Smog increases, higher rain acidity, crop depletion from inadequate oxygen, higher rates of asthma, and global warming are all related to increased air pollution.
Water Pollution

Water pollution involves any contaminated water, whether from chemical, particulate, or bacterial matter that degrades the water's quality and purity. Water pollution can occur in oceans, rivers, lakes, and underground reservoirs, and as different water sources flow together the pollution can spread.Causes of water pollution include:

* Increased sediment from soil erosion
* Improper waste disposal and littering
* Leaching of soil pollution into water supplies
* Organic material decay in water supplies

The effects of water pollution include decreasing the quantity of drinkable water available, lowering water supplies for crop irrigation, and impacting fish and wildlife populations that require water of a certain purity for survival.


Soil, or land pollution, is contamination of the soil that prevents natural growth and balance in the land whether it is used for cultivation, habitation, or a wildlife preserve. Some soil pollution, such as the creation of landfills, is deliberate, while much more is accidental and can have widespread effects.

Soil pollution sources include:

* Hazardous waste and sewage spills
* Non-sustainable farming practices, such as the heavy use of inorganic pesticides
* Strip mining, deforestation, and other destructive practices
* Household dumping and littering

Soil contamination can lead to poor growth and reduced crop yields, loss of wildlife habitat, water and visual pollution, soil erosion, and desertification.
Noise Pollution

Noise pollution refers to undesirable levels of noises caused by human activity that disrupt the standard of living in the affected area. Noise pollution can come from:

* Traffic
* Airports
* Railroads
* Manufacturing plants
* Construction or demolition
* Concerts

Some noise pollution may be temporary while other sources are more permanent. Effects may include hearing loss, wildlife disturbances, and a general degradation of lifestyle.
Radioactive Pollution

Radioactive pollution is one of the types of pollution that is rare but extremely detrimental, even deadly, when it occurs. Because of its intensity and the difficulty of reversing damage, there are strict government regulations to control radioactive pollution.

Sources of radioactive contamination include:

* Nuclear power plant accidents or leakage
* Improper nuclear waste disposal
* Uranium mining operations

Radiation pollution can cause birth defects, cancer, sterilization, and other health problems for human and wildlife populations. It can also sterilize the soil and contribute to water and air pollution.
Thermal Pollution

Thermal pollution is excess heat that creates undesirable effects over long periods of time. The earth has a natural thermal cycle, but excessive temperature increases can be considered a rare type of pollution with long term effects. Many types of thermal pollution are confined to areas near their source, but multiple sources can have wider impacts over a greater geographic area.

Thermal pollution may be caused by:

* Power plants
* Urban sprawl
* Air pollution particulates that trap heat
* Deforestation
* Loss of temperature moderating water supplies

As temperatures increase, mild climatic changes may be observed, and wildlife populations may be unable to recover from swift changes.
Light Pollution
Cities cause light pollution.

Light pollution is the over illumination of an area that is considered obtrusive. Sources include:

* Large cities
* Billboards and advertising
* Nighttime sporting events and other nighttime entertainment

Light pollution makes it impossible to see stars, therefore interfering with astronomical observation and personal enjoyment. If it is near residential areas, light pollution can also degrade the quality of life for residents.
Visual Pollution

Visual pollution - eyesores - can be caused by other types of pollution or just by undesirable, unattractive views. It may lower the quality of life in certain areas, or could impact property values and personal enjoyment.

Sources of visual pollution include:

* Power lines
* Construction areas
* Billboards and advertising
* Neglected areas or objects such as polluted vacant fields or abandoned buildings

While visual pollution has few immediate health or environmental effects, the other types of pollution that cause an eyesore can have detrimental affects.
Personal Pollution
Are you polluting yourself?

Personal pollution is the contamination of one's body and lifestyle with detrimental actions. This may include:

* Excessive smoking, drinking or drug abuse
* Emotional or physical abuse
* Poor living conditions and habits
* Poor personal attitudes

In some cases, personal pollution may be inflicted by caregivers, while in other cases it is caused by voluntary actions. Taking positive steps in your life can help eliminate this and other types of pollution so you can lead a more productive, satisfying life.
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240. Some1Has2BtheRookie
5:59 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
"Carbon disulphide (CS2)
It is highly dangerous gas causing mental illness like depression, norexia, insomnia, loss of memory. It can also cause other effects like loss of sensation, muscular weakness, loss of vision, dizziness, symptoms of Parkinson's disease."

Uh huh. With the exception of the Parkinson, that pretty well describes me. The mental illness is the most revealing, as most of you have probably already noticed. Oh yes! I forgot! And the loss of memory as well.
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239. sunlinepr
5:50 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting jb410:
How can we know that man is causing climatic change? Until that is proven beyond a doubt, we should give ourselves the benefit of the doubt. ..."


Air pollution can cause number of health hazards to human beings, animals, birds, in addition to causing number of deleterious effects on earth's atmosphere as well as vegetation and even on some buildings. It is a global malady causing innumerable irreversible changes to our planet. The effects of air pollution have no limitations or country boundaries. They can extend to any adjoining country or even far off country from the country of origin.
Pollution, in general, is not caused by anybody deliberately. Air pollution is the result of many activities - which are as normal as human diet in life. But, effects of such pollution are far reaching and irreversible. The dangerous effects of some important air pollutants on human health are discussed here.
Carbon monoxide (CO)
It has strong affinity to combine/bind with haemoglobin in blood to form carboxyhaemoglobin, which reduces oxygen carrying capacity of blood to cause headache,nausea ,asphyxiation and fainting (low supply of O2 to body though one may inhale normally). Against normal level of 0.5% CO in blood, severe pollution may lead to 8 to 9% CO.
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
It is estimated that in the last 100 years 360 billion tons of CO2 is added to atmosphere. CO2 has risen by 7% in the last 30 years. As CO2 in atmosphere has capacity to trap infrared rays in the band with 2.1 to 15mm, higher CO2 in atmosphere has caused global warming (rise in temperature). This is also known as %u201Cgreen house effect%u201D. Global warming has number of effects like rise in sea water level and increase in incidence of some diseases. Increased CO2 level in air has also caused imbalance in atmosphere and reduced supply of O2.
Carbon disulphide (CS2)
It is highly dangerous gas causing mental illness like depression, norexia, insomnia, loss of memory. It can also cause other effects like loss of sensation, muscular weakness, loss of vision, dizziness, symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Chlorofluoromethane (CFM)
Also called as freons, they belong to a group called chlorofluorocarbons (CFC). They are used as propellant in aerosols or as refrigerants in domestic refrigerators, deep freezers, air conditioners. CFM are not disintegrated in air, but rise to troposphere. There they are dissociated due to ultra violet rays to release free chlorine. This nascent chlorine causes ozone depletion, as ozone gas has strong affinity to react with free chlorine gas. Thinning of ozone shield will allow UV-radiations in earths atmosphere and cause extensive damage to planets and animals.
Methane (CH4)
Methane has capacity to mix with blood haemoglobin to form methamoglobin - which has no capacity to carry O2 like normal haemoglobin. This reduces oxygen supply to body causing asphyxia.
Methyl Iodide (CH3l)
It can cause cancerous tumours in respiratory tracts.
Sulphur dioxide (SO2)
Excess SO2 levels in air can lead to some consequences like:
* lead to acid rain - which is the result of
formation of acid rain
That is SO2 is converted into sulphite in presence of atmospheric oxygen. SO3 (sulphite) can mix with rain water to bring mild sulphuric acid to earth's surface during its movement.
* Inhalation of sulphur dioxide damages the respiratory tract very badly causing inflammation, irritation, ulcers as well as disruption of alveoli activity.
* SO2 atmospheric humidity (H2O) can result into fine particles of sulphites and H2SO4. They are often attached to dust or fine carbon particles released out of vehicular pollution. When inhaled they have capacity to damage delicate tissue linings to eyes, nose, respiratory tract, inhibit cilial action in nose.
* Cyanide gases (Hydrogen cyanide - HCN, Methyl isocyanide CH3CN)
Highly dangerous gases are often released out of leakages in chemical industries. They are also released in metal finishing processes like electroplating, case hardening activities. They are fatal in their action causing instant deaths if exposed to such gas for 3 - 5 minutes continuously. In milder form, it can cause damage cells of bronchi, alveoli, nasal tract. It can also lead to many heart problems and vision problems.
Chlorine Gas (Cl)
Chlorine is a highly irritant gas with possible damages like skin irritation, eye irritations, throat irritation leading to inflammation and disfunction on long exposure to chlorine gas.
Hydrogen Chloride (HCl)
HCl gas is also an irritant gas that causes damages to skin, eyes, throat, nasal tract. It is also corrosive, damaging the cells.
Ammonia (NH3)
Gaseous ammonia is a pungent, irritant gas often causing effects like skin irritation, eye irritation and irritation to throat. It can cause number of allergies.
Control of Air Pollution
a) Checking the air pollution by strict imposition of laws on factories.
b) Reducing vehicular traffic and encouraging public transport vehicles than individual vehicles.
c) Use of unleaded petrol.
d) Regular check of exhaust gases from vehicles to declare their status in respect of pollution.
e) Ban and imposition of fines on polluting vehicles.
f) Strict control measures to take care of accidental pollution by industries.
g) Safe burial of atomic wastes.
h) Raising the height of chimneys of factories so that pollutant gas released from chimneys will reach upper strata of atmosphere.
i) Ban on illegal burning of hazardous materials and illegal handling of radioactive materials.
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238. EYEStoSEA
5:50 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
test
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237. Some1Has2BtheRookie
5:33 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting hydrus:
You must have had your best sun glasses on when the "Big Bang"occurred.The laws of Physics state that it was bright and quick. Hard to believe everything we see in the heavens came from something smaller than an atom. Gives the ole motto getting the most bang for your buck a slightly different perspective.


Actually, it was dark and quiet. I believe it took about 200,000,000,000 years for the pure energy to start to transform into matter. There was no light before matter formed. Since this happened in a vacuum, there was no sound either. This kinda caught Grothar off guard. He wasn't expecting that! Grothar suspected something was happening, but he wasn't sure what. Grothar got to see it all!
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235. tornadodude
5:21 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting Distrakted:


In Louisville myself, waiting for the storms to come through :)

Do you think the tornado watch, or perhaps a severe thunderstorm watch is extended eastward?


oh nice!

eh, probably not, they really arent that impressive anymore
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234. Distrakted
5:12 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting tornadodude:

Im 2 counties to the north of Evansville and one county to the east


In Louisville myself, waiting for the storms to come through :)

Do you think the tornado watch, or perhaps a severe thunderstorm watch is extended eastward?
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233. Some1Has2BtheRookie
5:09 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
I tried to upload a pic to use as my avatar. I do not get any errors, but the avatar does not show up. It is a JPG file and I think the file size may to be too large. The file is 2.13 MG. What is the size limit for the file?

TIA
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231. PSLFLCaneVet
4:55 AM GMT on November 23, 2010


You folks are great! Thanks for the fun. I hope all of you, have a restful night.
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230. PSLFLCaneVet
4:49 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting pottery:

HAHAHAHAH.
well, I guess we all have a Cross to bear.

see you all another time. It's been fun.


Good night, LP. Back at ya.
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229. tornadodude
4:39 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Special Weather Statement

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INDIANAPOLIS IN
1131 PM EST MON NOV 22 2010

INZ045-052>054-060>062-067-068-230515-
CLAY-DAVIESS-GREENE-KNOX-MONROE-MORGAN-OWEN-PUTNAM-SULLIVAN-
1131 PM EST MON NOV 22 2010

...STRONG THUNDERSTORM ADVISORY FOR NORTHERN DAVIESS...NORTHEASTERN
KNOX...GREENE...SULLIVAN...NORTHWESTERN MONROE...OWEN...SOUTHERN
CLAY...SOUTHWESTERN MORGAN AND SOUTHEASTERN PUTNAM COUNTIES UNTIL
1215 AM EST...

AT 1129 PM EST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR WAS TRACKING
A STRONG THUNDERSTORM 13 MILES SOUTH OF BRAZIL...OR 16 MILES
SOUTHEAST OF TERRE HAUTE...MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH.

WIND GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED WITH THIS STORM.

THIS STORM WILL BE NEAR...
BOWLING GREEN AND COAL CITY AROUND 1140 PM EST...
PATRICKSBURG AROUND 1145 PM EST...
FREEDOM AROUND MIDNIGHT EST...
SPENCER AND MCCORMICKS CREEK STATE PARK AROUND 1210 AM EST...
STINESVILLE AND ELLETTSVILLE AROUND 1215 AM EST...

IF THREATENING WEATHER APPROACHES YOUR AREA...TAKE SHELTER IN A
STURDY BUILDING.

&&

LAT...LON 3926 8732 3926 8726 3930 8725 3962 8675
3938 8638 3878 8711 3905 8759 3907 8760
TIME...MOT...LOC 0432Z 285DEG 25KT 3934 8710

$$

KOCH





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228. pottery
4:35 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting Grothar:


Yes, I can, but with a Swedish accent! LOL

HAHAHAHAH.
well, I guess we all have a Cross to bear.

see you all another time. It's been fun.
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227. Grothar
4:30 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting pottery:

God Forbid!
Can you imagine a voice like that, first thing in the morning?
I prefer roosters.
Run the Methane.


Yes, I can, but with a Swedish accent! LOL
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226. pottery
4:30 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting PSLFLCaneVet:

I know I put this one up a while back. I hope it still entertains.





Classic Stuff.
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225. pottery
4:29 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting Grothar:


Hey,pot, we should be grateful our atmosphere is only been polluted by methane and carbon. If it were helium, we would all be talking like this.



God Forbid!
Can you imagine a voice like that, first thing in the morning?
I prefer roosters.
Run the Methane.
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224. PSLFLCaneVet
4:29 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting Grothar:


It DOES!


I am very glad, my friend. You rock!
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223. Grothar
4:27 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting PSLFLCaneVet:

I know I put this one up a while back. I hope it still entertains.






It DOES!
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222. tornadodude
4:24 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
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220. tornadodude
4:18 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting Jeff9641:


WOW T-Dude I get back home and see that there where some serious tornadoes around Rockford,IL.


yeah no kidding!

If I had gone and chased today, there is no way I could have got in position for that.

A tornado moving at 50mph in an urban area is impossible to chase
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218. PSLFLCaneVet
4:17 AM GMT on November 23, 2010

I know I put this one up a while back. I hope it still entertains.




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217. tornadodude
4:15 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting caneswatch:


That's it, i'm on the Riley for coach bandwagon now. lol


haha yeah yeah yeah
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216. Grothar
4:14 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting PSLFLCaneVet:


Give me a few minutes, please. I intend to find a tune you'll groove on, my friend.


I have all the time in the world. Well, actually, come to think of it, I count my time in minutes, so you better hurry up!!!!
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215. Orcasystems
4:13 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Complete Update






TSPIN BUSTED FORECAST ALIBI
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214. caneswatch
4:12 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting tornadodude:


they whooped em :) haha


That's it, i'm on the Riley for coach bandwagon now. lol
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212. tornadodude
4:10 AM GMT on November 23, 2010


Im 2 counties to the north of Evansville and one county to the east
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211. caneswatch
4:09 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting Grothar:


Hey, Canes! Any news on our cold weather coming to S Fla?


Right now, it's what cold snap? lol
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210. TampaSpin
4:06 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
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209. tornadodude
4:06 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
My latest article for the Evansville Examiner

Cold Black Friday Ahead
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208. PSLFLCaneVet
4:04 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting Grothar:


You're welcome!


Give me a few minutes, please. I intend to find a tune you'll groove on, my friend.
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207. pottery
4:03 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting tornadodude:
Repost:

Loves Park, Illinois Tornado Today


Dread Stuff.
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206. Grothar
4:00 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting PSLFLCaneVet:


Thank you Grothar. A great selection. That means a lot!


You're welcome!
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205. tornadodude
3:58 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Repost:

Loves Park, Illinois Tornado Today

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204. PSLFLCaneVet
3:58 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting Grothar:


Very nice, PSL. You deserve a little something for that. As a matter of fact, all of you deserve this.



Thank you Grothar. A great selection. That means a lot!
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203. pottery
3:57 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting JFLORIDA:
It looks like it is pottery - everyone was hoping it would decrease after it leveled off a bit. No such luck.

Hmmm!
And there is an awful lot of the stuff waiting to get out....
How can we tap it, and use it instead of petroleum?
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202. Grothar
3:57 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting caneswatch:


Laugh it up TD lol


Hey, Canes! Any news on our cold weather coming to S Fla?
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201. tornadodude
3:56 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting Grothar:


I don't believe it TD. Could be a government conspiracy to make us all feel badly about ourselves. It will turn our world upside-down and we won't believe in anything. The Heat can't be beat!!!


hahaha well maybe they were scarred because of all the talk about a cold snap
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200. tornadodude
3:55 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting caneswatch:


Laugh it up TD lol


they whooped em :) haha
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199. Grothar
3:55 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting tornadodude:
sooo, the lowly Indiana Pacers beat the Miami Heat tonight (;


I don't believe it TD. Could be a government conspiracy to make us all feel badly about ourselves. It will turn our world upside-down and we won't believe in anything. The Heat can't be beat!!!
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198. DontAnnoyMe
3:54 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting SQUAWK:
Dontcha just love it when NWS hasn't a clue for the forecast and admits it.


I believe that's a sign of good forecasting. We see that 'could be a bust', 'low confidence' stuff around here more than occasionally. I think the rationale is that it's better to admit to uncertainty for long-term credibility.
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197. tornadodude
3:54 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
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195. Grothar
3:52 AM GMT on November 23, 2010
Quoting PSLFLCaneVet:


It is, thank you. Good folk, here. The WU community is a special group. I feel privileged to be a small part of it.


Very nice, PSL. You deserve a little something for that. As a matter of fact, all of you deserve this.

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