Rare January tornado outbreak kills two, injures 100 in Alabama

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:46 PM GMT on January 23, 2012

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The calendar says it's the coldest month of winter, but today's weather is more typical of March, as a vigorous spring-like storm system has spawned a rare and deadly January tornado outbreak. Twenty tornadoes were reported in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee last night and this morning, killing at least two, injuring 100, and causing major damage. Two deaths were reported in Canter Point and one unconfirmed death in Oak Grove in Alabama, from a tornado that ripped through the area near 3:30 am EST. The deaths were the first of the 2012 tornado season. In Clanton, about 50 miles south of Birmingham, Alabama, a separate tornado hit near 8:12 am EST this morning, trapping people in overturned trailer homes, destroying the WKLF radio studio, and toppling a 302-foot high transmission tower.


Figure 1. Satellite image taken at 9:45 am EST Monday January 23, 2012, of the major spring-like storm that spawned tornadoes over the Southern U.S. Image credit: NASA/GSFC.


Figure 2. Radar reflectivity image of the tornado that hit Clanton, Alabama this morning, trapping people in overturned trailer homes, destroying the WKLF radio studio, and toppling a 302-foot high transmission tower.

Significant historical January tornado outbreaks
Historically, January has been the least active month for tornadoes in the U.S. According to the Tornado History Project, during the 61-year period 1950 - 2010, 1223 January tornadoes occurred--an average of twenty per year. There have been two Januarys with no reported tornadoes--2003 and 1986. Thus far in 2012, there have been 44 preliminary tornado reports, so we are already at double the historical January average, with a week still to go in the month. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has put Alabama and Georgia in their "Slight Risk" area for severe weather the remainder of today, so it is likely we will add a few more tornadoes to this month's tally before the outbreak is finished. January 2012 appears likely to become one of the top-five busiest months for January tornadoes in recorded history. Only four years since 1950 have had more than 50 January tornadoes:

January 1999 218
January 2008 88
January 1975 54
January 1997 50

The most recent significant January tornado outbreak occurred last year on January 1, 2011, when seven tornadoes, including two EF-3s, touched down in Mississippi, injuring two people.

The most prolific January tornado outbreak on record occurred January 21 - 22, 1999, when 126 tornadoes, including one violent F-4, hit Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Texas, and Alabama, killing nine people. A separate outbreak four days earlier, on January 17, spawned 22 tornadoes.

On January 7 - 11, 2008, a series of 75 tornadoes hit the U.S. This second busiest-ever U.S. January tornado outbreak hit southwestern Missouri, northwestern Arkansas and the surrounding areas the hardest. A strong supercell in northern Illinois and southeastern Wisconsin produced that region's first January tornadoes since 1967. Four people were killed, and the tornadoes did $88 million in damage. Fifteen strong EF-2 and EF-3 tornadoes were reported.

The deadliest January tornado since record keeping began in 1950 occurred on January 23, 1969, when an F-4 tornado hit a 5-county region south of Jackson Mississippi, killing 32 people.

Spring-like thunderstorms hit Chicago
Thunderstorms along the cold front from the storm that spawned today's deadly tornadoes rumbled through Chicago, Illinois last night, dropping over one-half inch of rain on ground covered by four inches of snow. Spring-like January thunderstorms in Chicago used to be a rare occurrence, but have become increasingly common in recent years. During the 50-year period 1947- 1996, Chicago's O'Hare Airport recorded ten days with thunder, on days when the high temperature reached at least 40°F. In the 16-year period 1997- 2012, there have been nine such days, so January spring-like thunderstorms have roughly tripled in frequency in Chicago in recent years. January 2008 set the record for most January thunderstorm days in Chicago, with three.

Big solar flare headed toward Earth
This morning at 03:39 UTC, big sunspot 1402 erupted, sending a coronal mass ejection (CME) headed towards Earth. This CME is expected to set off a solar storm on January 24 - 25. NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center is advising that high-latitude power systems may experience voltage alarms; long-duration storms may cause transformer damage. Satellite orientation irregularities may occur; possible changes in satellite drag affect orbit predictions. HF radio propagation can fade at higher latitudes, and aurora may be seen as low as New York, Idaho, mid-Aleutians. According to NOAA, this is the strongest solar storm since May 2005.

Jeff Masters

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198. washingtonian115
12:01 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUgh.Are we actually talking about religion again???.Let people accept what they accept.
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197. Patrap
12:00 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
From Lowercal's blog

live aurora cam: Kiruna, Sweden,
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196. presslord
12:00 AM GMT on January 24, 2012
Quoting hydrus:
Can you get to heaven when unknowingly being baptized by a sinful clergy.?


as a Catholic...I sure hope so ;-)
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195. hydrus
11:58 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting SPLbeater:


baptizm dont git u nowhere either
So you just accept Jesus, and your flung into heaven...Is that it.?
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194. hydrus
11:56 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting Jedkins01:



Oh geeze not more religious debates on this blog... lol


I very rarely do it...Please forgive me..:)
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193. SPLbeater
11:56 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting hydrus:
Can you get to heaven when unknowingly being baptized by a sinful clergy.?


baptizm dont git u nowhere either

it just an outward display to everybody else that you are saved now
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192. hydrus
11:55 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting SPLbeater:


Cant git to heaven from good works, no sireeee....

Can you get to heaven when unknowingly being baptized by a sinful clergy.?
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191. TropicalAnalystwx13
11:54 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting SPLbeater:
Funso eye VERY small

The storm is weakening, has probably lost Category 4 status by now.
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190. SPLbeater
11:52 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Funso eye VERY small
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189. CybrTeddy
11:51 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
I think that will vouch as my sarcastic post of the day.

Or as the stormtrooper would say given the now sudden appropriateness of the reference..

''Move along''
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188. Patrap
11:50 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
I broke out da big paddle to stir the, er, "cauldron" tonight.



Carolinas Campaign
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carolinas Campaign
Part of the American Civil War


..upon reading further, I declare, I see this!!!

Eureka, the mythical land found!

The Carolinas Campaign was the final campaign in the Western Theater[1] of the American Civil War. In January 1865, Union Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman advanced north from Savannah, Georgia, through the Carolinas, with the intention of linking up with Union forces in Virginia. The defeat of Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's army at the Battle of Bentonville in March, and its surrender in April, represented the loss of the final major army of the Confederacy.
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187. Jedkins01
11:50 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting hydrus:
I should have said " many religions " I know not all religions identify humans as living creatures with "spiritual powers" presided over by angelic beings, so when we die the soul, returning to its maker, each in accordance with its earthly ties, will arrived unmasked for judgement. The thought that we are suppose to live according to the will of a God or Gods is as old as mankind itself. Believing in a higher power is common, but there is a percentage of people on Earth that do not believe in God or the like. The Christian Empire is an attempt to mirror the order of heaven. In order to get to heaven, we are to embrace a set of laws provided by God to reach the place from which we originated. The goodness that exists within our societies is there to help or aid willing souls to find salvation. There are so many different views and doctrines on religion, it takes years of study just to learn a fraction of them. I have always had an open mind when it comes to the topic. I simply believe that good wins, and evil loses..:)...I hope folks forgive my off topic post. I wanted to address a couple of earlier posts regarding the subject.---------This was one of them......26. percylives 6:00 PM GMT on January 23, 2012 9
"The most dangerous thing on the planet. ...The idea that: Humans belong to an order of being that is separate from the rest of the living community." - Daniel Quinn in "The New Renaissance".

This idea is blatantly false but we act as though it is absolutely true. Such inconsistencies cannot last and truth wins. At that point we will be forced to recognize that what we've done to nature we've done to ourselves.



Oh geeze not more religious debates on this blog... lol


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186. Patrap
11:49 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting WxGeekVA:


I have no comment about possibilities on mine.....


I wonder if my "system'",,,can take da fifth?
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185. SPLbeater
11:48 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting CybrTeddy:
Speaking of religion, was it okay that I wrote on my voters registration for Religion as ''the force''?


hey man if u want to discuss religion and that stuff either write a blog on it or put the content on my blog...evidently talking about dat leads to un-intentional arguments and added haters:)
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184. Patrap
11:48 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting CybrTeddy:
Speaking of religion, was it okay that I wrote on my voters registration for Religion as ''the force''?


That right is Guaranteed in The Constitution,which is written on hemp.

er,Huh, what we're we talking about?
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183. TropicalAnalystwx13
11:47 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
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182. WxGeekVA
11:46 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting Articuno:

I don't have any illegal downloads on my computer to tell the truth.


I have no comment about possibilities on mine.....
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181. CybrTeddy
11:46 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Speaking of religion, was it okay that I wrote on my voters registration for Religion as ''the force''?
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180. hydrus
11:45 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting presslord:
Carolina,s
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179. Patrap
11:45 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Nice Aurora above the Faroe Islands - Photo submitted by Jan Egholm

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178. SPLbeater
11:45 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting hydrus:
I should have said " many religions " I know not all religions identify humans as living creatures with "spiritual powers" presided over by angelic beings, so when we die the soul, returning to its maker, each in accordance with its earthly ties, will arrived unmasked for judgement. The thought that we are suppose to live according to the will of a God or Gods is as old as mankind itself. Believing in a higher power is common, but there is a percentage of people on Earth that do not believe in God or the like. The Christian Empire is an attempt to mirror the order of heaven. In order to get to heaven, we are to embrace a set of laws provided by God to reach the place from which we originated. The goodness that exists within our societies is there to help or aid willing souls to find salvation. There are so many different views and doctrines on religion, it takes years of study just to learn a fraction of them. I have always had an open mind when it comes to the topic. I simply believe that good wins, and evil loses..:)...I hope folks forgive my off topic post. I wanted to address a couple of earlier posts regarding the subject.------------------------------------------ -------------------------------------------------- ---- This was one of the posts...............The most dangerous thing on the planet. ...The idea that: Humans belong to an order of being that is separate from the rest of the living community." - Daniel Quinn in "The New Renaissance".

This idea is blatantly false but we act as though it is absolutely true. Such inconsistencies cannot last and truth wins. At that point we will be forced to recognize that what we've done to nature we've done to ourselves.


Cant git to heaven from good works, no sireeee....

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177. Patrap
11:43 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Geomagnetic Storm Watch: The latest Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) should impact our geomagnetic field within 24-48 hours. The SWPC issued a Geomagnetic Storm watch for Jan 24. Stay Tuned to SolarHam.com, where you will get all of the latest updates promptly.


From the SWPC: As the strongest Solar Radiation Storm (S3) since May, 2005 continues, the associated Earthward-directed Coronal Mass Ejection is expected to arrive about 1400 UT (9am EST) Jan 24. SWPC has issued a Geomagnetic Storm Watch with G2 level storming likely and G3 level storming possible, with the storm continuing into Wednesday, Jan 25. All of this activity is related to a moderate (R2) Radio Blackout x-ray flare that erupted Sunday night (11pm EST).

SOHO movie
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176. kellnerp
11:43 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting JNCali:
Hey all.. now that I live in tornado country.. I wanted to get automated severe weather alerts sent to my cell phone as a text message.. I see that TWC has that capability but cannot find it on Wunderground.. Anyone point me in the right direction on this?
Much thanks!

At the risk of sound silly, no you don't. I have that, you get alarms every 5 seconds for severe weather that doesn't have any immediate impact. I call them Wolf boxes because they cry wolf so much that when the real thing shows up you'll probably miss it.
Keep your eyes on wunderground radar and local weather alerts that go out by text. Local TV stations will put small radar and weather alerts on screen that gives specific localize information. They get paid to listen to the Wolf box.
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175. Patrap
11:42 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
174. ChillinInTheKeys
11:41 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Planes expected to reroute following massive solar eruption.

Link
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173. 1911maker
11:40 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting ChillinInTheKeys:


On the NOAA scale of radiation storms, this one ranks S3, which means it could, e.g., cause isolated reboots of computers onboard Earth-orbiting satellites and interfere with polar radio communications.

Link

From spaceweather.com

Link



thanks for the links

time to go do some real work.........
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172. presslord
11:39 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
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171. AtHomeInTX
11:39 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
The most optimistic forecast for my area. :)

Several inches of rain in forecast during next two days
January 23, 2012 11:18 AM
Scott Lawrence

SOUTHEAST TEXAS - Several inches of rain is in the forecast Tuesday and Wednesday when a series of upper level lows moves across the region.

KFDM meteorologists say there's a 60% chance of rain Tuesday, 90% Wednesday and 40% Thursday.

Some areas could see as much as 6 inches of rain between Tuesday and Wednesday.



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170. Patrap
11:38 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting 1911maker:


thanks Pat, I did not know that "part" of WU was there.


The blogs are only, well use about 2-3 % of the Wu server on the Busiest days.

The wunderphoto section is really a Great place to check out as well. I do usually during lunch on my FB page.

Lotsa items drop down in the header menu on top this page.

90% of what I use during the Tropical Season is on the Tropical/Hurricane wu page.

Its under Severe Weather
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169. 1911maker
11:31 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting Patrap:


Earth, WorldView from wunder photographer's


thanks Pat, I did not know that "part" of WU was there.
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168. ChillinInTheKeys
11:31 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting 1911maker:


I wonder how it will affect the folks in it? My limited (and probably flawed) understanding is they are getting a lot of radiation exposure.


On the NOAA scale of radiation storms, this one ranks S3, which means it could, e.g., cause isolated reboots of computers onboard Earth-orbiting satellites and interfere with polar radio communications.

Link

Biological: radiation hazard avoidance recommended for astronauts on EVA; passengers and crew in high-flying aircraft at high latitudes may be exposed to radiation risk.***

Satellite operations: single-event upsets, noise in imaging systems, and slight reduction of efficiency in solar panel are likely.

Other systems: degraded HF radio propagation through the polar regions and navigation position errors likely.

*** High energy particle measurements (>100 MeV) are a better indicator of radiation risk to passenger and crews. Pregnant women are particularly susceptible.



From spaceweather.com

Link

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167. hydrus
11:30 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting bappit:
eating this delicious cheesecake hoping that would make the storm come my way
lmao ... I suppose I understand all of that except the part: "Religion itself is based on the very fact that we as "humans" believe in something greater than ourselves or our species. That in almost every conceivable way, we are separate from the supreme, omnipotent, ubiquitous and all knowing entity we call God, The Source, Master of Creation etc., etc., etc. ... pfft" Not all religion rolls like that.
I should have said " many religions " I know not all religions identify humans as living creatures with "spiritual powers" presided over by angelic beings, so when we die the soul, returning to its maker, each in accordance with its earthly ties, will arrived unmasked for judgement. The thought that we are suppose to live according to the will of a God or Gods is as old as mankind itself. Believing in a higher power is common, but there is a percentage of people on Earth that do not believe in God or the like. The Christian Empire is an attempt to mirror the order of heaven. In order to get to heaven, we are to embrace a set of laws provided by God to reach the place from which we originated. The goodness that exists within our societies is there to help or aid willing souls to find salvation. There are so many different views and doctrines on religion, it takes years of study just to learn a fraction of them. I have always had an open mind when it comes to the topic. I simply believe that good wins, and evil loses..:)...I hope folks forgive my off topic post. I wanted to address a couple of earlier posts regarding the subject.---------This was one of them......26. percylives 6:00 PM GMT on January 23, 2012 9
"The most dangerous thing on the planet. ...The idea that: Humans belong to an order of being that is separate from the rest of the living community." - Daniel Quinn in "The New Renaissance".

This idea is blatantly false but we act as though it is absolutely true. Such inconsistencies cannot last and truth wins. At that point we will be forced to recognize that what we've done to nature we've done to ourselves.
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166. Articuno
11:29 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting washingtonian115:
I thought pedobear was watching?.I could be right....

LOL.
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165. nymore
11:29 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting 1911maker:


how long did it last? I remember when I was young, the -40F would hang around for a week or two beginning of Jan. I was in western ND. I remember hauling around drunks on New Years night in -40F often.
lows around -30 for 4 or 5 days nothing unusual
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164. washingtonian115
11:29 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting ChillinInTheKeys:


Careful now... " Big brother is watching you!!!"

Link

I thought pedobear was watching?.I could be right....
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163. ChillinInTheKeys
11:28 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting WxGeekVA:


Orwell is turning in his grave at what the governments can (legally) do now...


Link

Warrantless GPS Tracking Unconstitutional, Supreme Court Rules.
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162. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
11:27 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Summary
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 06F
6:00 AM FST January 24 2012
==================================

At 18:00 PM UTC, Tropical Depression 06F (1001 hPa) located at 24.0S 176.6W is reported as moving east southeast at 10 knots. Position POOR based on multisatellite visible/infrared imagery and peripheral surface observations. Sea surface temperature is around 27C.

Organization in the past 24 hours has not improved much. Convection displaced east of low level circulation center. System lies along the south pacific convergence zone and south of 250HPA ridge axis. System is steered southeastwards by northwest deep layer mean wind flow into an area of strong shear. Cyclonic circulation extends to 700HPA.

Global models have picked the system and slowly moving it southeastwards without much intensification.

Potential for this system to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 hours is low.
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161. Chucktown
11:26 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting Jedkins01:


That is true, I agree. I just get frustrated with that sometimes. The fact that people also demand the weather the way they do without taking some things into consideration it makes it hard as a meteorologist.

If you say forecast a 30 or 40% chance of storms and it doesn't rain you might get yelled at by people saying "hey you weather people suck you told it me it was gonna rain I bet I could do your job better"

Similar to how, you know football fans see their home team collapse and they also think they could literally do better. That type of junk from people drives me absolutely nuts, I have a hard time not getting angry at such attitudes and terrible thinking. Anyways... I better get my mind off that ridiculousness so I don't stay angry haha


Yes, it is very frustrating at times. The main thing to realize is that when "weather" is actually happening, this is the time to shine, not when its sunny and 80. There are so many weather outlets out there and the convenience factor these days is incredible. Weather drives local news, so when there is a severe outbreak or a hurricane is threatening a specific location, this is when the meteorology side takes over.
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160. 1911maker
11:25 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting nymore:
not far from you last year Jan 21st 39.3 below last time -40 or greater was 2008


how long did it last? I remember when I was young, the -40F would hang around for a week or two beginning of Jan. I was in western ND. I remember hauling around drunks on New Years night in -40F often.
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159. presslord
11:25 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting 1911maker:


I wonder how it will affect the folks in it? My limited (and probably flawed) understanding is they are getting a lot of radiation exposure.


I suspect you're right....
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158. 1911maker
11:23 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting presslord:
I wonder what impact the solar activity will have on the ISS....


I wonder how it will affect the folks in it? My limited (and probably flawed) understanding is they are getting a lot of radiation exposure.
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157. Articuno
11:23 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting WxGeekVA:


The government can take my 4.8 GB of illegal downloads and shove them where the sun don't shine....

I don't have any illegal downloads on my computer to tell the truth.
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156. nymore
11:22 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting 1911maker:
Rookie see snow depth last year:

Link

And no snow depth this year.

Link

This year would be an easy transition and break in period. IF the warmests are right, this will be the norm. Then you could stay. :) IF the deniers are correct, then you would have to adapt a bit more.

-40F is not so bad once you get used to it. However, I do not think I have seen it for about 20 years, makes me wonder if the warmests might be right...............I still remember -40F pretty well as it leaves a lasting impression.
not far from you last year Jan 21st 39.3 below last time -40 or greater was 2008
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155. WxGeekVA
11:21 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting ChillinInTheKeys:


Careful now... " Big brother is watching you!!!"

Link


Orwell is turning in his grave at what the governments can (legally) do now...
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154. ChillinInTheKeys
11:19 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting WxGeekVA:


The government can take my 4.8 GB of illegal downloads and shove them where the sun don't shine....


Careful now... " Big brother is watching you!!!"

Link

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153. presslord
11:19 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
I wonder what impact the solar activity will have on the ISS....
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152. washingtonian115
11:17 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting WxGeekVA:


As do I. Everyone hated Snowmaggeddon, but I was (literally) dancing in the snow-covered streets!
I probally spoiled by the winter of 09-10.I enjoyed seeing 5 feet of snow in my yard after the blizzards came from back to back.Of course we had to shovel,but we built a huge snowman.
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151. 1911maker
11:15 PM GMT on January 23, 2012
Quoting washingtonian115:
During the blizzard back in Feb 2010 I dug out two trucks,a van and a car along with shovel the sidewalk(my husband did the house).I'm actually pretty physically fit because I was in the army for a while and still working out.I have know problem shovling which is why after big snow storms my neighboors secretly envy me.BTW I lived in germany for about two years when I was younger.I've seen lot's of snow(15 feet at one time).


Ok, warped. :)

I used to be fit, but I still hated moving and dealing with snow.

You sound like a friend of mine who just got snowed on in Chicago a few days ago. He was unhappy because it was not his "turn" to use the Skid Steer loader to clear the parking lot.

I am really enjoying this open, warm, and very strange winter. The possible implications, not so much.
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Quoting ChillinInTheKeys:


Especially if you have a hard drive full of illegal downloads from that site and you just clicked on it!!!


The government can take my 4.8 GB of illegal downloads and shove them where the sun don't shine....
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Quoting washingtonian115:
I also enjoy lot's of snow(like 15+ inches) while other people in the area complain.I think it's lovley.


As do I. Everyone hated Snowmaggeddon, but I was (literally) dancing in the snow-covered streets!
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Quoting Articuno:

That's scary wierd.


Especially if you have a hard drive full of illegal downloads from that site and you just clicked on it!!!
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