Remarkably dry and warm winter due to record extreme jet stream configuration

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:06 PM GMT on January 06, 2012

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Flowers are sprouting in January in New Hampshire, the Sierra Mountains in California are nearly snow-free, and lakes in much of Michigan still have not frozen. It's 2012, and the new year is ringing in another ridiculously wacky winter for the U.S. In Fargo, North Dakota yesterday, the mercury soared to 55°F, breaking a 1908 record for warmest January day in recorded history. More than 99% of North Dakota had no snow on the ground this morning, and over 95% of the country that normally has snow at this time of year had below-average snow cover. High temperatures in Nebraska yesterday were in the 60s, more than 30° above average. Storm activity has been almost nil over the past week over the entire U.S., with the jet stream bottled up far to the north in Canada. It has been remarkable to look at the radar display day after day and see virtually no echoes, and it is very likely that this has been the driest first week of January in U.S. recorded history. Portions of northern New England, the Upper Midwest, and the mountains of the Western U.S. that are normally under a foot of more of snow by now have no snow, or just a dusting of less than an inch. Approximately half of the U.S. had temperatures at least 5°F above average during the month of December, with portions of North Dakota and Minnesota seeing temperatures 9°F above average. The strangely warm and dry start to winter is not limited to the U.S--all of continental Europe experienced well above-average temperatures during December.


Figure 1. Flowers sprouting on January 1, 2012 in Keene, New Hampshire, thanks to unusually warm December temperatures and lack of snow. Image credit: Wunderphotographer lovne32.


Figure 2. Departure of snow depth from average on January 6, 2011. More than 95% of the country that normally has snow at this time of year had below-average snow cover (yellow and orange colors.) Image credit: NOAA/National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center.

December 2011 jet stream pattern the most extreme on record
The cause of this warm first half of winter is the most extreme configuration of the jet stream ever recorded, as measured by the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). The Arctic Oscillation (AO), and its close cousin, the North Atlantic Oscillation (which can be thought of as the North Atlantic's portion of the larger-scale AO), are climate patterns in the Northern Hemisphere defined by fluctuations in the difference of sea-level pressure in the North Atlantic between the Icelandic Low and the Azores High. The AO and NAO have significant impacts on winter weather in North America and Europe--the AO and NAO affect the path, intensity, and shape of the jet stream, influencing where storms track and how strong these storms become. During December 2011, the NAO index was +2.52, which was the most extreme difference in pressure between Iceland and the Azores ever observed in December (records of the NAO go back to 1865.) The AO during December 2011 had its second most extreme December value on record, behind the equally unusual December of 2006. These positive AO/NAO conditions caused the Icelandic Low to draw a strong south-westerly flow of air over eastern North America, preventing Arctic air from plunging southward over the U.S. and Europe.




Figure 3. December 2011 temperatures in Europe and the U.S. were well above average, thanks to a positive phase of the Arctic Oscillation (AO). Compare the U.S. plot with the plot of typical departures of temperature from average due to the positive phase of the AO (Figure 4.) The two patterns are nearly identical. Image credit: NOAA/ESRL.


Figure 4. The departure of temperature from average in Centigrade during the November - December - January period during various phases of the Arctic Oscillation (AO). Positive AO conditions lead to warm winters in the U.S., while negative AO conditions lead to cold winters. Image credit: NOAA/Climate Prediction Center.

Wild swings in the December Arctic Oscillation
This winter's remarkable AO/NAO pattern stands in stark contrast to what occurred the previous two winters, when we had the most extreme December jet stream patterns on record in the opposite direction (a strongly negative AO/NAO). The negative AO conditions suppressed westerly winds over the North Atlantic, allowing Arctic air to spill southwards into eastern North America and Western Europe, bringing unusually cold and snowy conditions. The December Arctic Oscillation index has fluctuated wildly over the past six years, with the two most extreme positive and two most extreme negative values on record. Unfortunately, we don't understand why the AO varies so much from winter to winter, nor why the AO has taken on such extreme configurations during four of the past six winters. Climate models are generally too crude to make skillful predictions on how human-caused climate change may be affecting the AO, or what might happen to the AO in the future. There is research linking an increase in solar activity and sunspots with the positive phase of the AO. Solar activity has increased sharply this winter compared to the past two winters, so perhaps we have seen a strong solar influence on the winter AO the past three winters. Arctic sea ice loss has been linked to the negative (cold) phase of the AO, like we observed the previous two winters. Those winters both had near-record low amounts of sunspot activity, so sea ice loss and low sunspot activity may have combined to bring a negative AO.


Figure 5. The December Arctic Oscillation (AO) index has fluctuated wildly over the past six years, with the two most extreme positive and two most extreme negative values on record. Image credit: NOAA/Climate Prediction Center.

The forecast for the remainder of January
We will (finally!) get the first major storm of 2012 in the U.S. early next week, when a low pressure system will develop over Texas and spread heavy rains of 1 - 3" along a swath from Eastern Texas to New England during the week. This storm will pull in a shot of cold air behind it late in the week, giving near-normal January temperatures to much of the country, and some snow to northern New England. Beyond that, it is difficult to tell what the rest of winter may hold, since the AO is difficult to predict more than a week or two in advance. The latest predictions from the GFS model show the current strongly positive AO pattern continuing for at least the next two weeks, resulting in very little snow and warmer-than-average temperatures. If we don't get significant snows during the latter part of winter, the odds of a damaging drought during the summer in the Midwest will rise. The soils will dry out much earlier than usual without a deep snow pack to protect them, resulting in a much earlier onset of summer-like soil dryness. Water availability may also be a problem in some regions of the west due to the lack of snow melt. Fortunately, most Western U.S. reservoirs are above average in water supply, due to the record-breaking snows of the previous winter.

Jeff Masters

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814. Neapolitan
2:45 PM GMT on January 10, 2012
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809. TampaSpin
2:29 PM GMT on January 10, 2012
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808. hydrus
2:22 PM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting Skyepony:
I see I'm not the only one with one eye to the moon when making the coming rain forecast.. From MLB NWS..

THE LAST TWO NIGHTS HAVE SEEN A PROMINENT HALO DVLP AROUND THE FULL
MOON...A CLASSIC SIGN OF PREFRONTAL MOISTENING THAT OFTEN PRECEDES
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL.
WILL GO WITH 80 POPS OVER THE NW HALF OF THE
CWA... DECREASING TO 60/70 POPS OVER THE SE HALF AS THE STRONG AND
DEEP SWRLY FLOW PUSHES THE BULK OF THE MOISTURE ACRS THE N HALF OF
THE STATE. ISOLATED TSTMS PSBL BUT SVR WX UNLIKELY AS A TEMP BULGE
IN THE H70-H60 LYR WILL PREVENT DEEP LYR LAPSE RATES FROM BECOMING
TOO STEEP...THUS KEEPING TOTAL INSTABILITY MARGINAL AT BEST.

BRAGAW
We get those halo,s before hurricanes thanks to the cirrus overcast too. I would say that they are a pretty good indicator of precip.
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807. HurrikanEB
2:14 PM GMT on January 10, 2012
NWS calling for a temperature drop of a solid 10 degrees here in the Hudson Valley as we head into the weekend and early next week. it's been in the 40-47 degree range since..forever, but temperatures only looking to top out around 33-36 starting Friday.

Of course, it is supposed to remain dry during that time, but we'll work on that later. First step temps, second step precip. -We'll have a real winter yet ...i hope.
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806. Skyepony (Mod)
1:58 PM GMT on January 10, 2012
I see I'm not the only one with one eye to the moon when making the coming rain forecast.. From MLB NWS..

THE LAST TWO NIGHTS HAVE SEEN A PROMINENT HALO DVLP AROUND THE FULL
MOON...A CLASSIC SIGN OF PREFRONTAL MOISTENING THAT OFTEN PRECEDES
WIDESPREAD RAINFALL.
WILL GO WITH 80 POPS OVER THE NW HALF OF THE
CWA... DECREASING TO 60/70 POPS OVER THE SE HALF AS THE STRONG AND
DEEP SWRLY FLOW PUSHES THE BULK OF THE MOISTURE ACRS THE N HALF OF
THE STATE. ISOLATED TSTMS PSBL BUT SVR WX UNLIKELY AS A TEMP BULGE
IN THE H70-H60 LYR WILL PREVENT DEEP LYR LAPSE RATES FROM BECOMING
TOO STEEP...THUS KEEPING TOTAL INSTABILITY MARGINAL AT BEST.

BRAGAW
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805. bohonkweatherman
1:56 PM GMT on January 10, 2012
Looking at National Temps just about everyone is above freezing or way above freezing, hard to have snow when it so warm. :) What a mild to warm Winter everyone is having. Here in Texas I hope this Summer isn't as Pathetic as last Summer but the forecast is for another Baking for most of Texas.
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804. AussieStorm
1:19 PM GMT on January 10, 2012
Cause we see TC Heidi out of this tropical low, Only time will tell.







Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology
Western Australia
Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre

Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be used with this
warning.

TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCAST

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 3
Issued at 9:01 pm WST on Tuesday 10 January 2012

A Cyclone WARNING is now current for coastal areas from Wallal to Dampier,
including the towns of Port Hedland and Karratha.

At 8:00 pm WST a Tropical Low was estimated to be
415 kilometres north of Port Hedland and
515 kilometres north northeast of Karratha and
moving south at 20 kilometres per hour towards the coast.

A Tropical Low is moving southwards towards the Pilbara coast. The low has
strengthened over the past 6 hours, and is now producing gales over offshore
waters to the south of the centre. The low may develop into a Tropical Cyclone
on Wednesday and is expected to produce gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per
hour in coastal areas from Port Hedland to Wallal early on Wednesday morning,
extending west to Dampier later on Wednesday.

The strongest winds and heaviest rainfall is expected to the east and south of
the system. Rainfall totals in excess of 100mm are possible across the central
and eastern Pilbara with isolated heavier falls near the coast. Refer to Flood
Advices for further details.

Tides will be higher than expected.


BLUE ALERT: People in or near coastal and island communities between Pardoo and
Whim Creek, including Pardoo, Port Hedland, South Hedland and Whim Creek need
to prepare for cyclonic weather and organise an emergency kit including first
aid kit, torch, portable radio, spare batteries, food and water.

Details of Tropical Low at 8:00 pm WST:
.Centre located near...... 16.6 degrees South 119.1 degrees East
.Location accuracy........ within 55 kilometres
.Recent movement.......... towards the south at 20 kilometres per hour
.Wind gusts near centre... 100 kilometres per hour
.Severity category........ below cyclone intensity
.Central pressure......... 998 hectoPascals

The next advice will be issued by 12:00 am WST Wednesday 11 January.
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803. Neapolitan
1:02 PM GMT on January 10, 2012
Apropos of the blog entry, it's now been one month since there were more record low temperatures than record high temperatures in the U.S.; December 10 was the last such day. Since then, record high and high minimum temps have outnumbered record low and low maximums by a whopping 4,098 to 296, a ratio of 13.8 to 1.

If you look closely at the following same-date maps, you may be able to detect a slight difference between 2011 and 2012:

uh-oh

uh-oh

To be sure, other years even in the past decade have seen much lower snow water equivalences than 2010--but even when the nation as a whole has been "drier", the Sierras and other western mountains have been alright. IOW, if things don't change, California especially is going to be in trouble.
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802. GeoffreyWPB
1:01 PM GMT on January 10, 2012
Miami NWS Discussion

LONG TERM...FRIDAY THROUGH MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAY...A SECOND
ENERGY IMPULSE WILL RAPIDLY MOVE FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST SE TO
NRN GULF BY FRIDAY AND THIS WILL HELP TO AMPLIFY A LARGE LONG WAVE
TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY...WHICH IN TURN WILL
HELP TO PUSH A DRIER, BUT MORE SIGNIFICANT COLD FRNT DOWN THE
PENINSULA AND THROUGH SOUTH FLORIDA FRI EVENING. ALTHOUGH NO
SIGNIFICANT PRECIP IS FORECAST WITH THIS SECOND FRONT...COOLER AND
DRIER CONDITIONS COULD BE EXPECTED FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

For West Palm Beach...

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801. islander101010
12:30 PM GMT on January 10, 2012
the old sprouting flowers argument.
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800. JNCali
12:02 PM GMT on January 10, 2012
good morning all,, the moon is showing through at least 2 layers of cirrus and cumulus at this early hour..
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799. PensacolaDoug
11:48 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
New shower curtain
Bust the trough and pump the ridge
must be JFV
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798. PensacolaDoug
11:32 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Track the storms we do
Beyond the horizon come
To your house maybe
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797. KoritheMan
9:17 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
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796. KoritheMan
9:16 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Why do we track tropical disturbances, when in reality it likely won't even develop into anything?


Because tropical disturbances are very real, tangible, and not within the ungodly realm of long-range weather forecasting?
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795. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
9:11 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Summary
TROPICAL DISTURBANCE 05F
18:00 PM FST January 10 2012
==================================

At 6:00 AM UTC, Tropical Disturbance 05F (1003 hPa) located at 20.0S 169.0W is reported as slow moving. Position POOR based on multispectral infrared imagery and surface observations. Sea surface temperature is around 28C.

Convection remains persistent with the low level circulation center difficult to locate. Organization has not improved much in the last 24 hours. 05F lies under the 250 HPA ridge axis and along a surface trough. 05F lies under a low to moderate sheared environment.

Global models have picked up the system and slowly moving it southwest with little intensification.

The potential for 05F to develop in a tropical cyclone in the next 24 to 48 hours is LOW to MODERATE.
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794. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
8:27 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Perth Tropical Cyclone Warning Center
Tropical Cyclone Advice #1
TROPICAL LOW 07U
3:00 PM WST January 10 2012
=========================

At 2:00 pm WST, Tropical Low 07U (1002 hPa) located at 15.4S 119.3E or 550 km north of Port Hedland has 10 minute sustained winds of 25 knots with gusts of 45 knots. The low is reported as moving south at 9 knots towards the coast.

Dvorak Intensity: T2.0/2.0/D1.0/24 HRS

The low may develop into a tropical cyclone on Wednesday.

A Tropical Low is moving southwards towards the Pilbara coast. The low may develop into a Tropical Cyclone on Wednesday and is expected to produce gales with gusts to 100 kilometres per hour in coastal areas from Port Hedland to Wallal early on Wednesday morning, extending west to Dampier later on Wednesday.

The strongest winds and heaviest rainfall is expected to the east and south of the system. Rainfall totals in excess of 100mm are possible across the central and eastern Pilbara with isolated heavier falls near the coast. Refer to Flood Advices for further details.

Tides will be higher than expected.

Tropical Cyclone Watches/Warnings
================================

A Cyclone WARNING has been declared for coastal areas from Wallal to Dampier.

Forecast and Intensity
======================

12 HRS: 17.4S 118.7E - 30 knots (Tropical Low)
24 HRS: 19.2S 118.0E - 40 knots (CAT 1)
48 HRS: 22.3S 115.7E - 25 knots (Tropical Low)
72 HRS: 24.6S 113.0E - 25 knots (Tropical Low)

Additional Information
=======================

A tropical low north of Western Australia has showed persistent convection near the center during the day. The low level center is obscured by cloud and difficult to determine. FT has been set at 2.0 based on MET and curved band.

The system is currently in an area of low to moderate shear and warm sea surface temperature suggesting that further development is likely in the next 24 hours. Despite this, all model guidance forecast a system with gales confined southeast of the center in the squeeze between the low and a ridge to the south and hence not strictly a tropical cyclone. While this remains the most probable scenario, the likely impact to the Pilbara coast of gales and heavy rain will be consistent with that of a category 1 tropical cyclone.

The low is expected to move southwards over the next 12 to 24 hours before taking a more southwestwards turn as it get closer to the coast. During this period shear increases and the low level circulation is likely to weaken and move more westwards while the mid level circulation tracks to the southeast.

The next tropical cyclone advice from Perth Tropical Cyclone Warning Center will be issued at 12:30 PM UTC..
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793. TomTaylor
6:10 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
I'm glad you came back Taylor, I was afraid you'd get a bad homework grade cause of me!

I forgot cerulean has 4 syllables. Glad you came back.

Now I have to get back to work.
yeah me too, I got a calculus final to study for.
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792. BaltimoreBrian
6:02 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
I'm glad you came back Taylor, I was afraid you'd get a bad homework grade cause of me!

I forgot cerulean has 4 syllables. Glad you came back.

Now I have to get back to work.
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791. SPLbeater
6:00 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
goodnight all bloggers
The poems have me sleepy
I really must sleep!
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790. SPLbeater
5:59 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Oh my Baltimore
I think I must rest from this
poetry you write!
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789. TomTaylor
5:54 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
I'm gonna feel awful if Taylor uses that haiku and doesn't see the corrected versions.
all is well my friend
for I have seen the mistake
and shall use the other


I probably won't
use them all, but thanks Brian
I must go now though
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788. BaltimoreBrian
5:36 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
I'm gonna feel awful if Taylor uses that haiku and doesn't see the corrected versions.
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787. BaltimoreBrian
5:34 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Clouds roll like cotton
on a cerulean sky
what shapes do you see?
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786. BaltimoreBrian
5:32 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Clouds roll like cotton
across the indigo sky
what shapes do you see?
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785. BaltimoreBrian
5:31 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:



Clouds roll like cotton
across the cerulean sky
what shapes do you see?



Taylor please do not
use that haiku, deformed by
eight syllables Ackkk!!


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784. sunlinepr
5:27 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Tres Palmas watching
wave lines in the horizon
waiting my sunset

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783. BaltimoreBrian
5:12 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Time for me to go
be kind to those around you
my work will not wait
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782. WeatherNerdPR
5:12 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
sorry, i must go
this will be my last haiku
for tonight, bloggers
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781. TomTaylor
5:10 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:


I expect seven
syllables in the middle
line of the haiku :)
Perhaps WeatherNerd
Is not fit for professor
of English studies =p
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780. TomTaylor
5:05 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:



Clouds roll like cotton
across the cerulean sky
what shapes do you see?
That is an A-plus
my man, thank you oh so much,
Brian of ball-more
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779. BaltimoreBrian
5:04 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting WeatherNerdPR:

hey, I am a nerd
oh seriously, what could you
possibly expect?


I expect seven
syllables in the middle
line of the haiku :)
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778. BaltimoreBrian
5:03 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting TomTaylor:

Another haiku,
you are two for three my dear
BaltimoreBrian



Clouds roll like cotton
across the cerulean sky
what shapes do you see?
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777. WeatherNerdPR
5:03 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:


Now, now weathernerd
don't be too pendantic now
let Taylor have fun!

hey, I am a nerd
oh seriously, what could you
possibly expect?
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776. BaltimoreBrian
5:02 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
El Puerto Rico
verde sagrada isla
hermoso lugar
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775. TomTaylor
5:00 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
San Diego surf
rising and falling echoes
waves reaching their end.

Another haiku,
you are two for three my dear
BaltimoreBrian
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774. BtnTx
4:59 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting Patrap:
The Storm that roared and took so much

Took the Tide to their knee's, why Lord so much?

Tonight we saw how Courage can be,

The Tide has turned, the Crimson are we.




Congratulations to Alabama on Winning the BCS National Championship.

A Fitting testament to a Team that carried the Hopes of a Region Devastated last April.
Well said Pat
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773. TomTaylor
4:58 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:


Now, now weathernerd
don't be too pendantic now
let Taylor have fun!
BaltimoreBrian,
thanks, but why on this fine night
do you write haiku?
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772. BaltimoreBrian
4:57 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
San Diego surf
rising and falling echoes
waves reaching their end.
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771. TomTaylor
4:54 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting WeatherNerdPR:

Actually, Tom, you
should know haiku is written
the same in plural.
My bad weathernerd
perhaps you should become an
English professor
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770. BaltimoreBrian
4:52 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting WeatherNerdPR:

Actually, Tom, you
should know haiku is written
the same in plural.


Now, now weathernerd
don't be too pendantic now
let Taylor have fun!
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769. TomTaylor
4:52 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
If you like Taylor
you may copy that haiku
for your English class

I was just thinking
the same since tonight I must
compose three haikus
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768. BaltimoreBrian
4:51 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting TomTaylor:

It is night and I
am red-eyed much like autumn's
crimson setting sun



Oooh that is very
good and awesome for late on
a boring school night!
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767. WeatherNerdPR
4:50 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting TomTaylor:


Haha that's funny
in my English class we are
working on haikus

Actually, Tom, you
should know haiku is written
the same in plural.
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766. TomTaylor
4:50 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:
Excellent Taylor!
Is San Diego weather fun
or the same always? ;)

The same as always -
today the sun shown bright few
light clouds drifted by
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765. BaltimoreBrian
4:49 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
If you like Taylor
you may copy that haiku
for your English class
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764. TomTaylor
4:48 AM GMT on January 10, 2012
Quoting BaltimoreBrian:


It is morning and
I am awake and bright-eyed
for now it is fun.

It is night and I
am red-eyed much like autumn's
crimson setting sun
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