U.S. weather in 2011: unprecedented rains and wet/dry extremes

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:07 PM GMT on January 11, 2012

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Rains unprecedented in 117 years of record keeping set new yearly precipitation totals in seven states during 2011, NOAA's National Climatic Data Center revealed in its preliminary year-end report for 2011. An extraordinary twenty major U.S. cities had their wettest year on record during 2011. This smashes the previous record of ten cities with a wettest year, set in 1996, according to a comprehensive data base of 303 U.S. cities that have 90% of the U.S. population, maintained by Wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt. Despite the remarkable number of new wettest year records set, precipitation averaged across the contiguous U.S. during 2011 was near-average, ranking as the 45th driest year in the 117-year record. This occurred because of unprecedented dry conditions across much of the South, where Texas had its driest year on record.


Figure 1. Precipitation rankings for U.S. states in 2011. Seven states had their wettest year on record, and an additional ten states had a top-ten wettest year. Texas had its driest year on record, and four other states had a top-ten driest year. Image credit: NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.


Figure 2.Wettest, driest, and warmest year records set during 2011 for major U.S. cities. No major cities had their coldest year on record during 2011. Image credit: NOAA's National Climatic Data Center.

2011 sets a new U.S. record for combined wet and dry extremes
If you weren't washing away in a flood during 2011, you were probably baking in a drought. The fraction of the contiguous U.S. covered by extremely wet conditions (top 10% historically) was 33% during 2011, ranking as the 2nd highest such coverage in the past 100 years. At the same time, extremely dry conditions (top 10% historically) covered 25% of the nation, ranking 6th highest in the past 100 years. The combined fraction of the country experiencing either severe drought or extremely wet conditions was 58%--the highest in a century of record keeping. Climate change science predicts that if the Earth continues to warm as expected, wet areas will tend to get wetter, and dry areas will tend to get drier--so 2011's side-by-side extremes of very wet and very dry conditions should grow increasingly common in the coming decades.


Figure 3. Percentage of the contiguous U.S. either in severe or greater drought (top 10% dryness) or extremely wet (top 10% wetness) during 2011, as computed using NOAA's Climate Extremes Index. Remarkably, more than half of the country (58%) experienced either a top-ten driest or top-ten wettest year, a new record. Image credit: NOAA/NCDC.

23rd warmest year on record, and 2nd hottest summer for the U.S.
The year 2011 ranked as the 23rd warmest in U.S. history, with sixteen states recording a top-ten warmest year on record. Delaware had its warmest year on record, and Texas its second warmest. However, these statistics don't convey the extremity of the summer of 2011--the hottest U.S. summer in 75 years. The only hotter summer--and by only 0.1°--was the Dust Bowl summer of 1936, when poor farming practices had turned much of the Midwest into a parking lot for generating extreme heat. The June - August 2011 average temperatures in Texas and Oklahoma were a remarkable 1.6°F and 1.3°F warmer than the previous hottest summer for a U.S. state--the summer of 1934 in Oklahoma. The U.S. Climate Extremes Index (CEI), which is sensitive to climate extremes in temperature, rainfall, dry streaks, and drought, indicated that an area nearly four times the average value was affected by extreme climate conditions during summer 2011. This is the third largest summer value of record, and came on the heels a spring season that was the most extreme on record. When averaged over the entire year, 2011 ranked as the 8th most extreme in U.S. history, since the fall weather was near-average for extremes. The CEI goes back to 1910.


Figure 4. Average temperatures for the summer in Texas and Oklahoma, at 86.8 degrees F (30.4 degrees C) and 86.5 degrees F (30.3 degrees C), respectively, exceeded the previous seasonal statewide average temperature record for any state during any season. The previous warmest summer statewide average temperature was in Oklahoma, during 1934, at 85.2 degrees F (29.6 degrees C). Image credit: National Climatic Data Center.

Wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt has a more detailed look at the U.S. extremes observed during 2011 in his latest post. His selection for the most remarkable yearly record set during 2011:

Perhaps, most astonishing is the total annual rainfall of just 1.06” at Pecos, Texas (normal annual precipitation is 11.61”). If confirmed this would be a Texas state record for least amount of precipitation ever recorded in a calendar year, the current record stands at 1.64” at Presidio in 1956.

Other posts looking back at the remarkable weather events of 2011
Top ten global weather events of 2011
2011: Year of the Tornado
Deadliest weather disaster of 2011: the East African drought
Tropical Storm Lee's flood in Binghamton: was global warming the final straw?
Wettest year on record in Philadelphia; 2011 sets record for wet/dry extremes in U.S.
Hurricane Irene: New York City dodges a potential storm surge mega-disaster

I'll have a new post on Friday.

Jeff Masters

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352. sunlinepr
2:50 AM GMT on January 14, 2012
WSJ: Radioactive plague for locust eaters in Japan? %u2014 Results astonishing, says researcher

Published: January 13th, 2012 at 09:52 AM EDT |
By Enenews Admin

For Japan Locust Eaters, A Plague of Cesium?, Wall Street Journal, Jan. 13, 2012:

[... L]ocusts are a bounty for the insect eaters of rice-producing regions like Nagano, Chiba and the towns of the northeast hit hardest by the March 11 disasters.
But Hajime Fugo, the vice president of Tokyo University of Agriculture of Technology and a physiologist specializing in insects [...] along with two students, in October went to Iitate, a village located over 30 kilometers away from the nuclear plant and where hot spots of high radiation have been discovered. [...]
About 4,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium-134 and cesium-137 was detected in the grasshoppers, all 500 weighing a cumulative one kilogram. The levels far exceed Japan%u2019s regulatory limit of 500 becquerels per kilogram.

Mr. Fugo said the results were astonishing. [...]

The Journal notes Fugo is %u201Cconcerned the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident may swat the critter off the country%u2019s bug-eating menu, [and] is conducting research designed to save the tasty tradition%u201D and %u201Cworried the locust-eating tradition may fall into extinction should
connoisseurs shun the bug amid deepening anxiety among consumers%u201D.

Keep that in mind when reading about how %u201Cthe scientist thinks it is safe to eat the bugs because they are usually in snack-sized portions%u201D

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351. sunlinepr
2:40 AM GMT on January 14, 2012


Scientists find rift between New Mexico and Colorado geologically active and capable of generating quakes Posted on January 13, 2012


January 13, 2012 – NEW MEXICO – The Rio Grande Rift, a thinning and stretching of Earth’s surface that extends from Colorado’s central Rocky Mountains to Mexico, is not dead but geologically alive and active, according to a new study involving scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. “We don’t expect to see a lot of earthquakes, or big ones, but we will have some earthquakes,” said CU-Boulder geological sciences Professor Anne Sheehan, also a fellow at CIRES. The study also involved collaborators from the University of New Mexico, New Mexico Tech, Utah State University and the Boulder-headquartered UNAVCO. The Rio Grande Rift follows the path of the Rio Grande River from central Colorado roughly to El Paso before turning southeast toward the Gulf of Mexico. Sheehan was not too surprised when a 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck about 9 miles west of Trinidad, Colo., in the vicinity of the Rio Grande Rift on Aug. 23, 2011. The quake was the largest in Colorado since 1967 and was felt from Fort Collins to Garden City, Kan. Along the rift, spreading motion in the crust has led to the rise of magma — the molten rock material under Earth’s crust — to the surface, creating long, fault-bounded basins that are susceptible to earthquakes, said Sheehan, a study co-author and also associate director of the CIRES Solid Earth Sciences Division. The team studied the Rio Grande Rift region to assess the potential earthquake hazards. Also, the team may attempt to determine vertical as well as horizontal activity in the region to tell whether the Rocky Mountains are still uplifting or not, Berglund said. As far as the potential for future earthquakes in the region, the study’s results are unequivocal, however. “The rift is still active,” Sheehan said. –Physics
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350. sunlinepr
2:35 AM GMT on January 14, 2012
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349. sunlinepr
2:35 AM GMT on January 14, 2012
Financial markets close in turmoil as downgrades spread across Eurozone
Posted on January 14, 2012
January 14, 2012 – FRANCE – Standard & Poor’s swept the debt-ridden European continent with punishing credit downgrades Friday, stripping France of its coveted AAA status and dropping Italy even lower. Germany retained its top-notch rating, but Portugal’s debt was consigned to junk. In all, S&P, which took away the United States’ AAA rating last summer, lowered the ratings of nine countries, complicating Europe’s efforts to find a way out of a debt crisis that still threatens to cause worldwide economic harm. Austria also lost its AAA status, Italy and Spain fell by two notches, and S&P also cut ratings on Malta, Cyprus, Slovakia and Slovenia......

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348. Jedkins01
7:19 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting SPLbeater:


i personally wish some technology wouldnt be here. some things have helped America become lazy.


Its not technology that does it, its the attitude. Do you get it? Its like blaming alcohol on drunkenness and thinking prohibition is the solution. Learn human nature more bro.

Technology isn't the real issue here.
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347. SPLbeater
5:20 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting JNCali:
Technology is great... it just the people who are in charge of it that can be a problem... every solution has consequences.. or side effects some obvious, others not so much.. we all take a risk when we pop a pill, but can we truly know all the risk?


i personally wish some technology wouldnt be here. some things have helped America become lazy.
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346. SPLbeater
5:16 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:
Mark of the Beast has arrived


the mark of the beast is prophesized in the bible, but it is the number 666 that you will have uner the skin either on your forehead or your wrist. those who dont have it dont get food, water anything. but it is part of the tribulation where the church(Christians) have already went to heaven with Christ, and that hasnt happened tho. that India thing did catch my attention even so!
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345. SPLbeater
5:14 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting PensacolaDoug:


When they implement this (or try to) in this country, they will sell it to the public by hyping how "limited" in scope it will be. But then a little at a time, they will use it for more and more things. Goodbye to what little privacy we have left.
Read the history of Social Security and see how limited that was originally and see how it has been changed through the years. Resistance is futile,,,,,


nobody is going to do that to me. i can put my life on it that i will not have that :D
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343. nrtiwlnvragn
4:16 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
NEW BLOG
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342. Patrap
4:15 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
.."Please, we are looking at it together"


Your own consciousness

Which is you

Fear

And with it naturally goes hatred

Where there is fear there must be violence

Aggression

The tremendous urge to succeed
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341. Patrap
4:13 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
..Love is all ya need

Lennon
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340. Neapolitan
4:03 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting SafeInTexas:
The banks will do exactly what the government tells them too.

I think you might have that backward. ;-)
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339. SafeInTexas
4:00 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting JNCali:
As global pressure increases on the US to join the 'system' I could see the gov't offering a whole lot of incentives, debt relief, cash.. well I guess it would be credits... interest free loans, etc.. It's gonna be one heck of a ride!


And that's where the problem is. A government that has power to do that has power to do whatever they want with your money. They will say it's unhackable, so when it does get hacked, the poor person who was hacked will get blamed, imprisoned, shunned or whatever until the truth finally does come out. Will anyone want to come forward and say the system is flawed? No, not when the govt can turn off your ability to buy or sell with the click of a keyboard.

The banks will do exactly what the government tells them too.
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338. Jedkins01
3:50 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:

I never claimed that we should latch onto all technology without worrying about any possible downside(s). But there's a huge gap between questioning a technology, and dismissing it outright--or even demonizing it, as here--because of superstition, fear, and lack of understanding. That's all I meant.


I gotcha. I find technology like India is implementing to be extremely dangerous though for a number of reasons. We can only hope this won't happen in the U.S. any time soon.


Now if we want to talk great technology, stuff like this is why I'm glad to live in the 21st Century. This video in the link is must watch, if any of you haven't already seen it. Its only 3 minutes :)

Link
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337. Minnemike
3:50 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:

That's perfectly understandable, of course; if someone doesn't want an intrusive biochip implanted for reasons of ethics, morality, or legality, that should be their right; I seriously doubt I'd want one either, and probably for much the same reason as you. But yours is a reasoned and logical approach, not a knee-jerk reaction based only on ancient superstition. The latter is what I'm talking about.
it's somewhat of a paradox such that the well thought out reasons for this example, i think, resemble quite closely the knee jerk reactions. it's almost one of those attributes that American's possess by virtue of the rigid philosophical and intellectual bases for our Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other actions and consideration founding fathers designed into this country. in a way, just being American citizens ingrains an innate understanding of why chipping is a bad idea... even if only a small minority of folks can actually articulate why.

but in general, i definitely agree with your statements applied to general situations!

edit: ingrains an innate... redundant? :P
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336. JNCali
3:36 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:

I never claimed that we should latch onto all technology without worrying about any possible downside(s). But there's a huge gap between questioning a technology, and dismissing it outright--or even demonizing it, as here--because of superstition, fear, and lack of understanding. That's all I meant.
Unfortunately the implication of this technology fits perfectly with the end of the world/mark of the beast scenario and so those voices will be a part of the debate.. I think that most of the countries will move to this system fairly quickly so long as they have sufficient infrastructure in place.. The US will probably struggle over this as it has tremendous potential to invade the average citizen's privacy. As global pressure increases on the US to join the 'system' I could see the gov't offering a whole lot of incentives, debt relief, cash.. well I guess it would be credits... interest free loans, etc.. It's gonna be one heck of a ride!
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335. Neapolitan
3:32 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting Minnemike:
i can see both sides as you present it, but i personally would not want to be 'chipped' due to some pretty solid reasons based in my morality, and social ethic. it's duly unnecessary sans population control, and ought not be 'sold' as anything other than that. imho

That's perfectly understandable, of course; if someone doesn't want an intrusive biochip implanted for reasons of ethics, morality, or legality, that should be their right; I seriously doubt I'd want one either, and probably for much the same reason as you. But yours is a reasoned and logical approach, not a knee-jerk reaction based only on ancient superstition. The latter is what I'm talking about.
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334. ILwthrfan
3:29 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Got my first little snow of the season finally, boy was it a dry snow. 15:1 - 20:1 ratio or so, I got about 3 inches, just under. It's really blowing around here today. Winter is here...ahhhhh :)
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333. TxKeef
3:29 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:


Those big Oil and Gas companies use technology that so calls pollutes your planet, and yet here we all are. Imagine that... ;-)



Just until the end of December! :D
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332. RitaEvac
3:24 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:

I never claimed that we should latch onto all technology without worrying about any possible downside(s). But there's a huge gap between questioning a technology, and dismissing it outright--or even demonizing it, as here--because of superstition, fear, and lack of understanding. That's all I meant.


Those big Oil and Gas companies use technology that so calls pollutes your planet, and yet here we all are. Imagine that... ;-)
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331. presslord
3:23 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:

Yeah, people have said the same thing about UPC symbols. Cell phones. ATMs. Credit cards. Social Security numbers. Telephones. The telegraph. Steam engines... It's no different than Native Americans being initially afraid of cameras because they thought they could steal a person's soul, or Pacific Islanders keeling over with fright after seeing flame-producing cigarette lighters for the first time; any newer technology is going to frighten those easily frightened and cause them to cling to silly superstition. No, hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia has been alive and well for nearly 2,000 years--and yet here we all are. Imagine that... ;-)


Fine!! But I'm still gonna throw some salt over my shoulder...just in case...
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330. Minnemike
3:23 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:

I never claimed that we should latch onto all technology without worrying about any possible downside(s). But there's a huge gap between questioning a technology, and dismissing it outright--or even demonizing it, as here--because of superstition, fear, and lack of understanding. That's all I meant.
i can see both sides as you present it, but i personally would not want to be 'chipped' due to some pretty solid reasons based in my morality, and social ethic. it's duly unnecessary sans population control, and ought not be 'sold' as anything other than that. imho
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329. Neapolitan
3:15 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting Jedkins01:



I like technology, but before you go talking about natives and superstition, just because its technology and it sounds good doesn't mean it should happen. Wisdom and knowledge are not the same thing, and knowledge without wisdom is stupid.


I never claimed that we should latch onto all technology without worrying about any possible downside(s). But there's a huge gap between questioning a technology, and dismissing it outright--or even demonizing it, as here--because of superstition, fear, and lack of understanding. That's all I meant.
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328. JNCali
3:12 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:

Yeah, people have said the same thing about UPC symbols. Cell phones. ATMs. Credit cards. Social Security numbers. Telephones. The telegraph. Steam engines... It's no different than Native Americans being initially afraid of cameras because they thought they could steal a person's soul, or Pacific Islanders keeling over with fright after seeing flame-producing cigarette lighters for the first time; any newer technology is going to frighten those easily frightened and cause them to cling to silly superstition. No, hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia has been alive and well for nearly 2,000 years--and yet here we all are. Imagine that... ;-)
Technology is great... it just the people who are in charge of it that can be a problem... every solution has consequences.. or side effects some obvious, others not so much.. we all take a risk when we pop a pill, but can we truly know all the risk?
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327. Jedkins01
3:07 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting Neapolitan:

Yeah, people have said the same thing about UPC symbols. Cell phones. ATMs. Credit cards. Social Security numbers. Telephones. The telegraph. Steam engines... It's no different than Native Americans being initially afraid of cameras because they thought they could steal a person's soul, or Pacific Islanders keeling over with fright after seeing flame-producing cigarette lighters for the first time; any newer technology is going to frighten those easily frightened and cause them to cling to silly superstition. No, hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia has been alive and well for nearly 2,000 years--and yet here we all are. Imagine that... ;-)



I like technology, but before you go talking about natives and superstition, just because its technology and it sounds good doesn't mean it should happen. Wisdom and knowledge are not the same thing, and knowledge without wisdom is stupid.

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326. Neapolitan
2:58 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:
Mark of the Beast has arrived

Yeah, people have said the same thing about UPC symbols. Cell phones. ATMs. Credit cards. Social Security numbers. Telephones. The telegraph. Steam engines... It's no different than Native Americans being initially afraid of cameras because they thought they could steal a person's soul, or Pacific Islanders keeling over with fright after seeing flame-producing cigarette lighters for the first time; any newer technology is going to frighten those easily frightened and cause them to cling to silly superstition. No, hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia has been alive and well for nearly 2,000 years--and yet here we all are. Imagine that... ;-)
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325. Jedkins01
2:36 PM GMT on January 13, 2012



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324. WxGeekVA
2:34 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting RitaEvac:
Mark of the Beast has arrived


This has nothing to do with 666.... It merely is the progression of technology and this has been inevitable since the creation of credit cards and driver liscences.
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322. Neapolitan
2:12 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Found this interesting graph showing record temps across the United States so far this month. The little blue bump on the 4th is when Florida had those few dozen records.

Uh-oh

So far this month, more than 60 stations have tied, or set a new record for, their warmest January temperature ever recorded. Among those stations: Bakersfield, CA; Manhattan, KS; Alexandria, LA; Duluth, MN; Libby, MT; Fargo, Minot, and Williston, ND; Pendleton, OR; and both Aberdeen and Mitchell, SD. (No monthly low temperature records have yet been set or tied.)
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321. RitaEvac
2:10 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Mark of the Beast has arrived
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320. PensacolaDoug
2:10 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting JNCali:
Cold just got colder when I came across this bit of info... India is requiring every citizen in the country to have a biometric based identification number. Link It will be initially used to utilize government services but is planned for banking and financial transactions thus doing away with any form of cash... The reason is rampant fraud in the country.. This has so many advantages over a cash system but also a few disadvantages... Real time tracking of everyone, their locations, spending habits (a marketers dream!) Ron Paul would vote against this probably.. No more ATM machines and no more disease being spread by contaminated dollar bills.. I know folks who would welcome this with open arms.. I also know some who would go buy more ammo and freeze dried food for their cabin in a remote undisclosed location..


When they implement this (or try to) in this country, they will sell it to the public by hyping how "limited" in scope it will be. But then a little at a time, they will use it for more and more things. Goodbye to what little privacy we have left.
Read the history of Social Security and see how limited that was originally and see how it has been changed through the years. Resistance is futile,,,,,
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319. WxGeekVA
2:06 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting JNCali:
Cold just got colder when I came across this bit of info... India is requiring every citizen in the country to have a biometric based identification number. Link It will be initially used to utilize government services but is planned for banking and financial transactions thus doing away with any form of cash... The reason is rampant fraud in the country.. This has so many advantages over a cash system but also a few disadvantages... Real time tracking of everyone, their locations, spending habits (a marketers dream!) Ron Paul would vote against this probably.. No more ATM machines and no more disease being spread by contaminated dollar bills.. I know folks who would welcome this with open arms.. I also know some who would go buy more ammo and freeze dried food for their cabin in a remote undisclosed location..


This sounds awesome, why would "cold get colder" when you read this? It will lead to biotech implants that will allow you to use your fingerprints as a credit card, identification, and even communication tools! Sounds really cool!
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318. JNCali
1:52 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Cold just got colder when I came across this bit of info... India is requiring every citizen in the country to have a biometric based identification number. Link It will be initially used to utilize government services but is planned for banking and financial transactions thus doing away with any form of cash... The reason is rampant fraud in the country.. This has so many advantages over a cash system but also a few disadvantages... Real time tracking of everyone, their locations, spending habits (a marketers dream!) Ron Paul would vote against this probably.. No more ATM machines and no more disease being spread by contaminated dollar bills.. I know folks who would welcome this with open arms.. I also know some who would go buy more ammo and freeze dried food for their cabin in a remote undisclosed location..
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317. LargoFl
1:28 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting washingtonian115:
Gonna be really cold and windy around these parts.I'm ready for the wind :).It'll be like having a mini tropical storm but with cold air.
cooler here today,55 right now going down to 40 tonight they say, lil windy too
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316. washingtonian115
1:03 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Gonna be really cold and windy around these parts.I'm ready for the wind :).It'll be like having a mini tropical storm but with cold air.
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315. SPLbeater
12:58 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Really windy here, and kinda cold. Temperatures are in the mid-30s, but the wind chills make it feel like the lower-20s. Thousands of people are without power in Wilmington because of downed lines.


got up this morning and there is trash that has blown all over the place, our recycle bin is near our neighbrs house, numerous green pine limbs are down. got power tho :D
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314. SPLbeater
12:57 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting WxGeekVA:


SPL you said that you used to play Evony yesterday afternoon. What server(s) did you play on and what was your lord name? I used to play Evony too. I was on server na20, na32, and na35, with my lord name either SlimShady or Emin3m on all of them.


my name was Bigdude on server na31
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312. TropicalAnalystwx13
12:36 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Really windy here, and kinda cold. Temperatures are in the mid-30s, but the wind chills make it feel like the lower-20s. Thousands of people are without power in Wilmington because of downed lines.
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311. WxGeekVA
12:32 PM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting SPLbeater:
the pine trees are bending like crazy...this was daylight i would have had my camera rolling


SPL you said that you used to play Evony yesterday afternoon. What server(s) did you play on and what was your lord name? I used to play Evony too. I was on server na20, na32, and na35, with my lord name either SlimShady or Emin3m on all of them.
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310. islander101010
11:59 AM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting trunkmonkey:
Colder than a Witches T####

Cold enough to freeze the Ba### of a brass monkey.

Wind blowing through you.

Drifting snow.

High Temp only 20F

Winter is here in Indiana
it was 73 and sunny yesterday e cen fl. watched disc. channel for awhile about the homesteaders in alaska they are getting it this winter it seems good luck to them as for the noise in costa rica it was those fireworks they sell on the side of the roads fireworks as big as pipebombs and they are loud
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309. trunkmonkey
11:34 AM GMT on January 13, 2012
Colder than a Witches T####

Cold enough to freeze the Ba### of a brass monkey.

Wind blowing through you.

Drifting snow.

High Temp only 20F

Winter is here in Indiana
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308. rjw5452
8:50 AM GMT on January 13, 2012
I wonder why all my animations have quit working
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307. bappit
8:05 AM GMT on January 13, 2012
Metalachi Covers Led Zeppelin...

They sound decent around 3:35 but it is painful getting there.
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306. SPLbeater
6:33 AM GMT on January 13, 2012
the pine trees are bending like crazy...this was daylight i would have had my camera rolling
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305. SPLbeater
6:31 AM GMT on January 13, 2012
sounds like a jet engine...0.o

1000mb analysis shows gale force windbarbs over my area
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304. TomTaylor
6:21 AM GMT on January 13, 2012
Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


Here you go:

Led Zepplin - Kashmir
led zeppelin! Hell yea, favorite rock band of all time. They rock
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303. SPLbeater
6:13 AM GMT on January 13, 2012
ok back for a sec. THROUGH MY EARBUDS..i coud hear the wind howling outside, not a storm in sight!
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302. SPLbeater
5:56 AM GMT on January 13, 2012
well, night all. time for a movie then time fer bed :D
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