Bitter cold -65°F temperatures hit Alaska

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 5:13 PM GMT on January 30, 2012

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If you're wondering who's getting all the cold air the lower 48 states is missing during this non-winter of 2012, the answer during the past week has been Alaska. Our 49th state is used to intense winter cold, but not like what they've experienced during the past week. Friday night and Saturday night, temperatures plummeted to -50°F and -51°F in Fairbanks, marking the first time since 1999 the city had seen back-to-back minus fifty nights. The low temperature so far today at the Fairbanks International Airport has been -44°F, giving the city sixteen days of -40°F temperatures so far this month. Since 1906, there have only been three years (1906, 1934, and 1971) with more 40 below days during the month of January. At forty below zero, the air is so cold that the water vapor condenses out into ice crystals, which float in the air creating a low-visibility fog. A large area of Alaska experienced bitter cold temperatures of -50 to -65°F Sunday morning:

FORT YUKON CO-OP..............65 BELOW
KANDIK RIVER CO-OP............64 BELOW
FORT YUKON AIRPORT..........62 BELOW*
BETTLES.................................60 BELOW**
HUSLIA.....................................60 BELOW
MANLEY HOT SPRINGS............60 BELOW
NORTH POLE/WOODSMOKE....60 BELOW
CHICKEN CO-OP.....................59 BELOW
GALENA AIRPORT....................58 BELOW
TANANA...................................58 BELOW
CIRCLE HOT SPRINGS..........58 BELOW
DELTA 20 SE CO-OP...............58 BELOW
COLDFOOT................................57 BELOW
EAGLE CO-OP.........................57 BELOW
KALTAG...................................56 BELOW
GOLDSTREAM CREEK..........55 BELOW
ARCTIC VILLAGE..................54 BELOW
NENANA..................................54 BELOW
SALCHA..................................54 BELOW
FAIRBANKS AIRPORT..............51 BELOW
DELTA JUNCTION/FT GREELY......50 BELOW
LAKE MINCHUMINA.................50 BELOW
MCGRATH.................................50 BELOW

*TIED DAILY RECORD LOW OF 62 BELOW SET IN 1909
**EXCEEDS DAILY RECORD LOW OF 58 BELOW SET IN 1989

The cold snap is expected to continue through mid-week, with more -65°F temperatures possible in the interior valleys north of Fairbanks. Warmer air is expected to arrive state-wide by Thursday.


Figure 1. It's a tradition! Photo taken Sunday, January 29, 2012, by one of our more adventurous wunderphotographers. Image credit: wunderphotographer TerezkaSunshine.

All-time U.S. low temperature record threatened?
The coldest temperature ever recorded in the U.S. was a -80°F (-62.2°C) reading from Prospect Creek, AK (about 180 miles north of Fairbanks) on January 23, 1971. A weather station just a few miles from Prospect Creek, the Jim River DOT site, appears to have recorded a low temperature between -78°F and -79°F Saturday morning (January 28, 2012), shortly before the weather station lost power. Keeping the power going at -70 is very tough, and it is not a surprise to see that the station lost power during this extraordinary cold snap. Power just returned this morning to the site, where the temperature was -66°F at 7 am AKST. Wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt is corresponding with Alaska's state climatologist to get more information on whether the data during the power outage will be recoverable, and how reliable these near-record low temperatures might be.

Jeff Masters

54°F Below (alaskajuliens)
This capture was shot just outside of North Pole , Alaska. It was a very cold and slow night for aurora hunting. One of these days I will learn to leave earlier in the evening.
54°F Below
SunDog (katy99780)
Looking due south down a side road, not too long after noon. Chilly night last night, down to -51.
SunDog
Dangerous Temps (alaskajuliens)
This was shot at 0345 on 29, Jan. It was painfully cold.
Dangerous Temps

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I guess i'll join the people in tropics chat ;)
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

That post right there is going to lead to serious conflict on the blog.

I'm going to bed now...
c ya later
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Oh come on, that was just mean, Tom. :P
Couldn't help it lol
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Quoting SPLbeater:


you can thank God almighty for guiding my parents to get me away from all the trash taught in public.


I return to tropics chat.

That post right there is going to lead to serious conflict on the blog.

I'm going to bed now...
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6.3 magnitude earthquake rattles coast of Peru- 119 injured
Posted on January 30, 2012
January 30, 2012 – PERU – A earthquake of 6.3 magnitude rattled the coast of Peru early on Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The quake occurred shortly after midnight local time (1 a.m. ET) and was centered about 9 miles southeast of the city of Ica and about 170 miles south-southeast of Lima. Witnesses said the quake shook buildings in coastal Lima, Peru’s capital. Although there were no reported injuries or damage, local radio said residents near the epicenter were alarmed and ran outside their homes when they felt the quake. Power was out in nearby Pisco, the radio said. “We felt a terrible earthquake that’s really scared us,” Ica resident Blanca Cabanilla told the local radio. “It was similar to what happened to us in 2007.” An 8.0 quake in 2007 killed more than 500 people in Ica and wrecked thousands of homes. -Reuters
According to local media reports, 119 people were injured after a 6.3 -degree earthquake shook Peru early Monday morning. The injury toll is expected to continue to increase as Ica’s Civil Defense office continues to update its reports. Authorities also reported 16 homes were damaged, and one was made uninhabitable. Officials continue to evaluate Ica’s rural areas. Cesar Chonate, head of Indeci in Ica, said most of the injuries had been minor bumps and bruises. “There is only one case of a pelvic fracture, which is considered more serious, but all the rest have been bumps, cuts, bruises, which have resulted from people trying to desperately evacuate their homes, and rolled down the stairs,” he said, according to El Comercio. Many residents spent the night in parks and streets due to fears of possible aftershocks. According to RPP, the quake was felt in Lima, Ica, Chincha, Pisco, Ancansh, Huancayo, Huanuco, Arequipa and Cusco. Peru’s Geophysical Institute said tremor’s epicenter was located 47 kilometers southwest of the city of Ica and had a depth of 48 kilometers. –Peru this week
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Quoting SPLbeater:
HD07 im glad your one of the true weather bloggers..guess i should try that. goodbye all you people, who gots to have the last word*rolls eyes*. you can have it cuz im gone
I do admire your passion for faith.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Why are you leaving? Nobody is bashing you...We're just trying to help you considering that, for a lack of a better word, very concieded. Whoever taught you about all of this stuff did a very good job.


you can thank God almighty for guiding my parents to get me away from all the trash taught in public.


I return to tropics chat.
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Quoting TomTaylor:
Looks like a party!!


Oh come on, that was just mean, Tom. :P
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Quoting yqt1001:


I've always been doubtful of the existence of a higher being. In school, we would be taught about God, but I always thought that it was complete nonsense. I believed more in Santa than in God when I was little.

The internet also has a huge atheist community, and that was probably the final straw in my religious belief. If I felt I could fit in somewhere for my opinion, I was fine with completely taking myself away from a religion (although, today I'm proud of my opinion and I couldn't care what other people think of me :D ).

Today, I'm a moderate supporter of judaism, but I wouldn't consider joining the faith, just following some of the values of the faith.
I posted some things a few days ago you might have appreciated. I believe that good wins out over evil..That is my religion..:)
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Quoting SPLbeater:
im going to tropic chat!!!!
Looks like a party!!

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

That's right, he is home-schooled isn't he?

I was about to say, didn't you learn about planets and stuff in 7th grade at school?
Dont be to obtrusive about people who are home schooled. I have known a few.( you meet quite a few when you live on board ) and they are not only intelligent, but kind, responsible and trustworthy.
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215. j2008
I feel like we are in English class right now........ Any thoughts on the SPac haveing 9 Disturbences and 5 Deppressions and not a single TC to show for it? Wierd IMO.
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Quoting RTSplayer:


I don't agree with the standard model of stellar dynamics regarding the Red Giant phase. Here's why.

The net energy release from the He to Carbon chain is about 7Mev, and involves 12 atomic mass worth of fuel, while net energy release from the Hydrogen chain to helium is 17Mev and involves 6 atomic mass worth of fuel.

7/12 vs 17/6.

the energy density of the hydrogen reaction is nearly 5 times greater per unit mass.


This means that if the Sun were going to swell into a "Giant" due to an excess of internal heating, it should be doing it right now, not in the future.

Once it runs out of hydrogen, it's remaining energy density will have diminshed by a factor of 5 per unit mass, making it extremely unlikely to be able to get hot enough to expand against the forces of
gravity that have held it together all this time.


Moroever, real nuclear reactions are not pretty little schemes where all the atoms of one type wait around for all the atoms of another type to finish reacting.

There's already Helium fusing to Carcon in the Sun right now.

Just like radioisotopes in reverse, a daughter product doesn't sit around waiting for the entire mass of a parent product to decay before it also starts to react or decay.


The textbook notion of a star suddenly one day running out of hydrogen, and then magically making a transition to Helium-only fusion is just BS. It doesn't exist in the real universe.

Even if it did exist, the star would need to begin burning it's mass 5 times faster just in order to maintain the temperature it originally had during the hydrogen phase (but the rate of burning is limited by the force of gravity, so regardless, if it could not overcome the gravity during the lighter, more energy dense hydrogen phase, it certainly won't do so in the Helium phase,) and that still would not make it expand into a multi-a.u. radius cloud of plasma. If anything, it would contract exponentially as it's density increases by making more and more dense atoms.


I digress.

The world is not ready for critical thinking. It's not your fault anyway.
I agree it doesn't magically transition from one element to the next, instead it's probably already doing some of one element before finishing off the previous.

Anyway, the explanation behind the expansion of the sun, from what I understand, is that the heavier Helium (and later even heavier elements) sinks to the core of the sun. As these elements sink inwards, the pressure goes up and so does the temperature, allowing for fusion of the heavier elements to occur, and also causing the star to expand.

I'm certainly not an expert, but it does make sense from what I understand. It is just a theory, however, so you can certainly try and prove the current accepted life cycle of a star false.
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Quoting hydrus:
I go to church. I think there is a lot to learn from the people and the Bible itself. I find some of its contents contradictory, but I have learned great things from it.


I've always been doubtful of the existence of a higher being. In school, we would be taught about God, but I always thought that it was complete nonsense. I believed more in Santa than in God when I was little.

The internet also has a huge atheist community, and that was probably the final straw in my religious belief. If I felt I could fit in somewhere for my opinion, I was fine with completely taking myself away from a religion (although, today I'm proud of my opinion and I couldn't care what other people think of me :D ).

Today, I'm a moderate supporter of judaism, but I wouldn't consider joining the faith, just following some of the values of the faith.
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Quoting SPLbeater:


Of course not! That ain't got nothing to do with evolution..That's astronomy! :D

Your grammar is atrocious. Tried to proofread it, I think that's what you wanted to say.

Good Night.
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Quoting SPLbeater:
HD07 im glad your one of the true weather bloggers..guess i should try that. goodbye all you people, who gots to have the last word*rolls eyes*. you can have it cuz im gone

Why are you leaving? Nobody is bashing you...We're just trying to help you considering that, for a lack of a better word, very concieded. Whoever taught you about all of this stuff did a very good job.
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Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #4
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 09F
12:00 PM FST January 31 2012
======================================

At 0:00 AM UTC, Tropical Depression 09F (999 hPa) located at 19.0S 173.5E has 10 minute sustained winds of 20 knots. The depression is reported as moving southeast at 10 knots. Position fair based on multisatellite visible/infrared imagery with animation and peripheral surface observation.

Convection remains persistent but displaced to the east of the low level circulation center. Overall organization has not improved much in the past 12 hours. Depression lies downstream of 250hpa trough and under the left hand entrance of the jet. System lies in an area of low to moderate shear and is moving into a region of decreasing shear. Sea surface temperature is around 28-29C.

Global models move the system south-southeast then southwest with slight intensification.

Potential for this system to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 to 48 hours is low to moderate.

The next tropical cyclone advisory from Fiji Meteorological Services will be issued at 8:30 AM UTC..
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209. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #6
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 07F
12:00 PM FST January 31 2012
======================================

At 0:00 AM UTC, Tropical Depression 07F (998 hPa) located at 15.3S 164.6E has 10 minute sustained winds of 20-25 knots. The depression is reported as moving east southeast at 12 knots. Position poor based on multisatellite visible/infrared imagery with animation and peripheral surface observations.

Organization has improved slightly in the past 06 hours. Convection remains persistent in the past 24 hours. System lies under an upper diffluent region. Depression lies in a region of low to moderate shear. Sea surface temperature is around 29-30C. System is being steered to the southeast by deep layer mean northwesterly into a region of decreasing shear.

Global models are gradually intensifying the system and moving it southeastwards.

Potential for this system to develop into a tropical cyclone in the next 24 to 48 hours is moderate to high.

The next tropical cyclone advisory from Fiji Meteorological Services will be issued at 8:30 AM UTC.
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im going to tropic chat!!!!
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Quoting yqt1001:


His parents forced him but he grew to enjoy it? I know my parents forced me, but I ended up hating it and praising atheism.
I go to church. I think there is a lot to learn from the people and the Bible itself. I find some of its contents contradictory, but I have learned great things from it.
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Quoting TomTaylor:
I'm going to recommend you learn some basic English grammar.

That way, if you practiced better spelling and grammar, at least people could understand what you are trying to say, despite how twisted and backward your logic is.

Yes, English grammar is nice. :D
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HD07 im glad your one of the true weather bloggers..guess i should try that. goodbye all you people, who gots to have the last word*rolls eyes*. you can have it cuz im gone
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Will be no longer on, until the nonsense is filtered out in hopefully a couple days...
will be updating my twitter account on the tropics if you want to check that, but not going to be here..
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Quoting SPLbeater:


to sum up what the faithful Christian thinks of evolution, what one preacher i watched in movie sequence years ago:

"Evolution, is stupid"
I'm going to recommend you learn some basic English grammar.

That way, if you practiced better spelling and grammar, at least people could understand what you are trying to say, despite how twisted and backward your logic is.
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Quoting hydrus:
Was Copernicus 1473-1543 stupid to wait until the last minute to inform the world that the Sun and not the Earth was the center of the solar system.?


course not! that aint got nothin to do with evolution..das astronomy:D
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Quoting SPLbeater:


to sum up what the faithful Christian thinks of evolution, what one preacher i watched in movie sequence years ago:

"Evolution, is stupid"

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ok, im out... Really what's with all the age and gradeschool talk?
No point in staying on to watch the blog be filled with the nonsense...
By the way Neapoliton, thanks for at least trying to change the subject with fairbanks statement, but i dont think it worked...
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Quoting SPLbeater:


to sum up what the faithful Christian thinks of evolution, what one preacher i watched in movie sequence years ago:

"Evolution, is stupid"
Was Copernicus 1473-1543 stupid to wait until the last minute to inform the world that the Sun and not the Earth was at the center of the solar system.?
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Quoting HurricaneDean07:
Why is the blog off topic about politics and what age people are, i mean isnt this blog about WEATHER and TROPICAL WEATHER More specifically... Or DR JM's topics of the blog he posts... i mean can't we just get onto those type of topics please? if not, ill be on my way...


Well, not much weather going on right now. Iggy isn't exactly entertaining.

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Quoting TomTaylor:
In a few billion years from now it will be. As the sun ages it will expand into a red giant, getting closer to our planet, thus heating it more. Never say never.


I don't agree with the standard model of stellar dynamics regarding the Red Giant phase. Here's why.

The net energy release from the He to Carbon chain is about 7Mev, and involves 12 atomic mass worth of fuel, while net energy release from the Hydrogen chain to helium is 17Mev and involves 6 atomic mass worth of fuel.

7/12 vs 17/6.

the energy density of the hydrogen reaction is nearly 5 times greater per unit mass.


This means that if the Sun were going to swell into a "Giant" due to an excess of internal heating, it should be doing it right now, not in the future.

Once it runs out of hydrogen, it's remaining energy density will have diminshed by a factor of 5 per unit mass, making it extremely unlikely to be able to get hot enough to expand against the forces of
gravity that have held it together all this time.


Moroever, real nuclear reactions are not pretty little schemes where all the atoms of one type wait around for all the atoms of another type to finish reacting.

There's already Helium fusing to Carcon in the Sun right now.

Just like radioisotopes in reverse, a daughter product doesn't sit around waiting for the entire mass of a parent product to decay before it also starts to react or decay.


The textbook notion of a star suddenly one day running out of hydrogen, and then magically making a transition to Helium-only fusion is just BS. It doesn't exist in the real universe.

Even if it did exist, the star would need to begin burning it's mass 5 times faster just in order to maintain the temperature it originally had during the hydrogen phase (but the rate of burning is limited by the force of gravity, so regardless, if it could not overcome the gravity during the lighter, more energy dense hydrogen phase, it certainly won't do so in the Helium phase,) and that still would not make it expand into a multi-a.u. radius cloud of plasma. If anything, it would contract exponentially as it's density increases by making more and more dense atoms.


I digress.

The world is not ready for critical thinking. It's not your fault anyway.
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Quoting HurricaneDean07:
Why is the blog off topic about politics and what age people are, i mean isnt this blog about WEATHER and TROPICAL WEATHER More specifically... Or DR JM's topics of the blog he posts... i mean can't we just get onto those type of topics please? if not, ill be on my way...


i always end up as the bad guy on here.....


getting sick of all the bashin round here. kinda wish i had never created SPLbeater. yeah, i thought i would get some nice weather friends but hello reality...
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Quoting ILwthrfan:


a.k.a Younger Dryas.
Link


WOW .!...The most spectacular aspect of the YD is that it ended extremely abruptly (around 11,600 years ago), and although the date cannot be known exactly, it is estimated from the annually-banded Greenland ice-core that the annual-mean temperature increased by as much as 10°C in 10 years.
Thank you for posting this link..
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Quoting yqt1001:


I learned in religion class (yes, I go to a catholic school! stupid parents) that evolutionism is the accepted christian theory. This is real christianity and not the baptist stuff though, so I'm not sure (but I doubt there is a difference).


to sum up what the faithful Christian thinks of evolution, what one preacher i watched in movie sequence years ago:

"Evolution, is stupid"
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Quoting WeatherNerdPR:

It is a fairly accepted theory Pangea split due to a mechanism known as Plate Tectonics. I've known this since 3rd grade. Also, why didn't you want to learn more about the Earth? It's really interesting....


It actually would logically explain the shape and size of our continents... But go ahead and don't believe it, enjoy being laughed at.
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Why is the blog off topic about politics and what age people are, i mean isnt this blog about WEATHER and TROPICAL WEATHER More specifically... Or DR JM's topics of the blog he posts... i mean can't we just get onto those type of topics please? if not, ill be on my way...
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Quoting SPLbeater:


eh, geologist just dont interest me i guess.
I would tell you the story of how i became interested in weather, but thats a loooong story lol.

Our continents have been in the same place they were when they were created some 5-6k years ago :D

Definitely not.

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Quoting SPLbeater:




isnt that stupid?
Link

Excuse the s word...
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Quoting yqt1001:


His parents forced him but he grew to enjoy it? I know my parents forced me, but I ended up hating it and praising atheism.

...Rebel.

Lol.
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Quoting SPLbeater:


no...i started hmeschooled in 7th. Christian cirriculum, doesnt tell false stuff. learned of earth in 5th. tried not to though.

All they told us was this crap about "Pangea, and for no reason at all, it split into continents. and for no reason at all, australia is going to move north and crush indonesia.

isnt that stupid?


I learned in religion class (yes, I go to a catholic school! stupid parents) that evolutionism is the accepted christian theory. This is real christianity and not the baptist stuff though, so I'm not sure (but I doubt there is a difference).
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Quoting WeatherNerdPR:

It is a fairly accepted theory Pangea split due to a mechanism known as Plate Tectonics. I've known this since 3rd grade. Also, why didn't you want to learn more about the Earth? It's really interesting....


eh, geologist just dont interest me i guess.
I would tell you the story of how i became interested in weather, but thats a loooong story lol.

Our continents have been in the same place they were when they were created some 5-6k years ago :D
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Quoting SPLbeater:


no...i started hmeschooled in 7th. Christian cirriculum, doesnt tell false stuff. learned of earth in 5th. tried not to though.

All they told us was this crap about "Pangea, and for no reason at all, it split into continents. and for no reason at all, australia is going to move north and crush indonesia.

isnt that stupid?

It is a fairly accepted theory Pangea split due to a mechanism known as Plate Tectonics. I've known this since 3rd grade. Also, why didn't you want to learn more about the Earth? It's really interesting....
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Quoting ShenValleyFlyFish:
I think you're right but the jury is still out.  We got badly Trolled a while back by someone spent a crazy amount of time building a persona and then played havoc during "The Season".  One of the reasons I refuse to cut him any slack.

I remember him saying that quite clearly when I was giving him a hard time about a month or two ago.

Who knows though, it could just be a lie. Gotta admit, he sure plays the part well if is a lie.
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Quoting ShenValleyFlyFish:
I think you're right but the jury is still out.  We got badly Trolled a while back by someone spent a crazy amount of time building a persona and then played havoc during "The Season".  One of the reasons I refuse to cut him any slack.



I said it before


If i am a troll, then all of wunderground is too.

because i aint:)
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Quoting yqt1001:


His parents forced him but he grew to enjoy it? I know my parents forced me, but I ended up hating it and praising atheism.


i was raised in a good preachin- baptist church. at the age of 6, December 28th i accepted Christ as my personal saviour.


Never look back:) been the best years of my life :D
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This from NWS in Fairbanks:

NOAK49 PAFG 302352
PNSAFG
AKZ219-222-311200-

PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FAIRBANKS AK
252 PM AKST MON JAN 30 2012

...CLARIFICATION OF TEMPERATURES FROM JIM RIVER DOT CAMP...

TEMPERATURES THIS PAST WEEKEND AT THE ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION JIM RIVER MAINTENANCE CAMP AT MILE 138 DALTON
HIGHWAY...STATION JMTA2...HAVE BEEN REPORTED AS LOW AS 79 BELOW.

THE TEMPERATURES ARE NOT CORRECT. THE WEATHER STATION IN USE AT
THE JIM RIVER DOT CAMP IS A PERSONAL WEATHER STATION THAT IS NOT
RATED FOR TEMPERATURE COLDER THAN 40 BELOW. THE UNREALISTICALLY
LOW TEMPERATURES ARE BELIEVED TO BE A FUNCTION OF THE BATTERY
FAILING AT VERY LOW TEMPERATURES.

THERE ARE NO OFFICIAL...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE STANDARD...
TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS AT JIM RIVER DOT CAMP.

$$
RT/JL JAN 12
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