Unprecedented early-year heat smashes all-time records in Midwest

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:04 PM GMT on March 15, 2012

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The first day of spring doesn't arrive until Tuesday, but Mother Nature has fast-forwarded past spring and gone straight to summer over the Midwest. Yesterday, large portions of Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Indiana recorded their all-time warmest temperatures for so early in the year, including the cities of Chicago, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and Lansing. Temperature records for these cities go back as far as 1863. Perhaps the most extraordinary record was set in Traverse City, Michigan, which hit 81°F--a temperature 42°F above the average high for the date, and four degrees warmer than any previous day so early in the year. Records go back to 1897 in the city.


Figure 1. Spring has arrived early in Sherrard, Illinois, and much of the Midwest, thanks to a record-breaking March heat wave. Image credit: wunderphotographer JourneysEnd.

Major airports that set all-time heat records yesterday

Chicago, Illinois hit 81°F; the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1872, and 35°F above average. This ties the record set on March 12, 1990.

Springfield, Illinois hit 83°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1879, and 32°F above average. This ties the record of 83°F on March 13, 1918.

Rockford, Illinois hit 79°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1893, and 33°F above average. Previous record: 78°F on March 7, 2000.

Peoria, Illinois hit 81°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1883, and 31°F above average. Previous record: 80°F on March 12, 1990.

Minneapolis, Minnesota hit 73°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1872, and 33°F above average. This ties the 73°F reading of March 7, 2000.

Grand Rapids, Michigan hit 80°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1892, and 37 degrees above average. Previous record: 78°F on March 8, 2000.

Muskegon, Michigan hit 77°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1896, and 35°F above average. Previous record: 73°F on March 8, 2000.

Traverse City, Michigan hit 81°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1897, and 42°F above average. Previous record: 77°F on March 7, 2000.

Lansing, Michigan hit 79°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1863, and 36°F above average. This ties the record of 79°F on March 8, 2000.

Indianapolis, Indiana hit 81°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1871, and 30°F above average. Previous record: 80°F on March 8, 1974 and March 13, 2007.

South Bend, Indiana hit 81°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1893, and 35°F above average. Previous record: 80°F on March 8, 2000.

Evansville, Indiana hit 82°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1871, and 25°F above average. This ties the record of 82°F set on March 10, 1990.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin hit 78°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1869, and 36°F above average. Previous record: 77°F on March 7 and 8, 2000.

Madison, Wisconsin hit 78°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1869, and was 36°F above average. Previous record: 77°F on March 8, 2000.

Green Bay, Wisconsin hit 75°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1886, and 37°F above average. Previous record: 74°F on March 8, 2000.

Dubuque, Iowa hit 75°F, the warmest it's ever been this early in the year, going back to 1874, and 37°F above average. This ties the 75°F reading of March 12, 1990.

Data for the previous records was taken from NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

Why the record early-season warmth?
The unusual warmth is due to a loop in the jet stream that has created a large upper-level ridge of high pressure that is stuck in place over the Eastern U.S.--a phenomenon known as a "blocking pattern." Since the jet stream acts as the boundary between cold air to the north and warm air to the south, and the large loop in the jet places its axis far to the north of the eastern U.S., summer-like warmth has developed over the eastern half of the U.S. Conversely, colder than average temperatures have developed over the western third of the U.S. behind the southwards-dipping loop of the jet stream. There are at least three large-scale patterns working together right now to create an unusually strong high-pressure ridge over the eastern half of the U.S.:

1) La Niña. The on-going La Niña event in the Eastern Pacific has weakened considerably over the past month, but ocean temperatures there are still cool enough to affect the jet stream pattern, favoring high pressure and warm temperatures over the Eastern U.S., and low pressure and cold temperatures over the Western U.S.

2) The Madden-Julian Oscillation( MJO). The MJO is a 2-month cycle of thunderstorm activity that travels west to east along the Equator. The MJO is currently in phase with La Niña, and is helping create warmer temperatures over the Eastern U.S.

3) The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO.) The NAO is in its positive phase, which means the difference in pressure between the Icelandic Low and the Azores High is stronger than usual. This tends to increase the jet stream winds and keeps the jet from sagging southwards over the Eastern U.S.

While the blocking pattern responsible for the heat wave is natural, it is improbable that the intensity of the heat would have been so great unless we were in a warming climate. Climate scientist Dr. James Hansen has posted an interesting (as yet unpublished) paper discussing how the odds of such extreme heat events have shifted in recent years. I plan to discuss these concepts in more detail next week.


Figure 2. Predicted high temperatures for Thursday, March 15, 2012 over much of the Midwest are more typical of June than March.

The forecast
The summer-like heat continues today over the Midwest, with the greatest departures from average (30°+) expected over Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. This area of 30°+ above average temperatures will expand to stretch from South Dakota to New York on Sunday and Monday, then gradually shift eastwards, extending from Wisconsin to Maine by Wednesday. The jet stream loop is predicted to grow more pronounced this weekend, and reach a truly extreme configuration on Monday and Tuesday. On those days, the predicted strength of the upper-level ridge of ridge pressure along the northern tier of states, from Wisconsin to Maine, will be typical of what we see at the height of summer, during July and August. The GFS and ECMWF models are predicting the height at where a pressure of 500 mb is found will range between 5760 - 5800 meters on those days--7% higher than the typical mid-March 500 mb heights of 5460 meters. Record-breaking summer-like temperatures will last until at least Friday, March 23, for much of the Midwest and Northeast U.S.

Extreme jet stream patterns like this often lead to tornado outbreaks in the Midwest, at the boundary of where warm, moist air flowing north from the Gulf of Mexico collides with cold, dry air flowing south. Cold dry air aloft, combined with warm, moist air at the surface, makes the atmosphere unstable, since air rising in thunderstorm updrafts will be less dense than the surroundings, allowing the air to accelerate upwards and increase the intensity of the thunderstorm. This will be the case on Sunday, when NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has highlighted a potential risk area for severe weather from Texas northwards through Nebraska. Fortunately, the winds of the jet stream are expected to blow almost due south to north over the region by Monday, which may limit the amount of cold air aloft that can overrun the warm air at the surface, resulting in a more stable atmosphere and a reduced chance of severe weather compared to Sunday.

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I win at everything. At least, if it concerns you. =P


WOW! Come on man come down your better than this.

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Quoting WxGeekVA:


Interesting to note that thunderstorms are going out of their way to avoid Louisiana....
.. yeah and visiting Toronto for a change of pace I guess..
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Quoting JNCali:
woke up this morning to the sound of (lots of) thunder... gotta a series of small cells heading our way here (West of Nashville) hope nothing nasty develops. Here's todays convective outlook:



Interesting to note that thunderstorms are going out of their way to avoid Louisiana....
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
by the looks of things there are still a few more areas at risk of collapse in the vid you can see some other sunken areas that appear likly to be getting ready to fall


The collapse makes that section nice and whiter :).
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woke up this morning to the sound of (lots of) thunder... gotta a series of small cells heading our way here (West of Nashville) hope nothing nasty develops. Here's todays convective outlook:

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From RSOE EDIS

Yesterday, the New York Times published an in depth look at sea level rise in the United States. The story is a collaboration with Climate Central, a nonprofit news organization who collected and mapped sea level data for areas all over the country. The New York Times wrote:
The project on sea level rise led by Dr. Strauss for the nonprofit organization Climate Central appears to be the most elaborate effort in decades to estimate the proportion of the national population at risk from the rising sea. The papers are scheduled for publication on Wednesday by the journal Environmental Research Letters. The work is based on the 2010 census and on improved estimates, compiled by federal agencies, of the land elevation near coastlines and of tidal levels throughout the country.

Users can look up their zipcodes on the map to see what their risks are. Many places have a one in six chance of experiencing a foot of sea level rise by 2020. That might not seem like a lot, but even a few inches of rise can erode the soil and cause big problems. And there are 3.7 million people in the lower 48 states living within one meter of the coast. That’s over one percent of the nation’s population. Some places are doing things to prepare. New York City has raised their pumps at sewage stations so that they don’t get inundated with the rising water. But most places haven’t really done much.

Their interactive map is here.
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Local forecast discussion: record highs reached yesterday....

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.CLIMATE...
NEW RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR MARCH 15 WERE SET AT DCA AND IAD
TODAY. BELOW ARE THE RECORDED HIGHS FOR TODAY AND THE PREVIOUS
RECORD. PLEASE ALSO SEE CLIDCA...RERDCA...CLIIAD...AND RERIAD FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION.

DCA...82F AT 216PM...OLD RECORD WAS 81F SET IN 1990.
IAD...84F AT 316PM...OLD RECORD WAS 82F SET IN 1990.

THIS WAS THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE DAY TO REACH AT LEAST 80F AT BOTH
DCA AND IAD. THE LAST OCCURRENCE OF AT LEAST THREE CONSECUTIVE
DAYS WITH 80F OR GREATER TEMPERATURES IN MARCH AT BOTH SITES WAS
AT THE END OF LATE MARCH 1998.


PRELIMINARY DATA INDICATES THAT THIS YEAR HAD THE SECOND HIGHEST
AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE FROM MARCH 1 TO 15 IN THE WASHINGTON DC
CLIMATE RECORD DATING BACK TO 1872. IN 1921...THE AVERAGE MAXIMUM
TEMPERATURE FROM MARCH 1 TO 15 WAS 65.3...WHILE THAT SAME PERIOD
THIS YEAR HAD AN AVERAGE MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE OF 64.7.
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Quoting ktymisty:
Cyclone Lua has gone a crazy path getting to where she is now. Going to be a big one, luckily sparsely populated ( I know, still some in harm's way )


Pilbara residents brace for cyclone

PILBARA residents are bunkering down in preparation for tropical cyclone Lua, which is expected to hit Australia's northwest coast tomorrow morning.

Pardoo Roadhouse, Tavern and Caravan Park, about 160km east of Port Hedland along the Great Northern Highway, is bracing for a direct hit from the category 3 system.

Manager Janet Robb said the caravan park had been evacuated and she and partner Ian Badger were closing up today after a yellow alert was declared by Fire and Emergency Services.

"We've been through this a couple of times before, but probably not as bad as this will be,'' Ms Robb said.

She said they would "lock the doors and stay inside'' while the cyclone blew over.

"Hopefully that's all we have to do. Otherwise we have a sea container to go into if it gets really bad,'' she said.

About 150km east of Pardoo, John and Robyn Forrester were preparing thousands of head of cattle at Wallal Downs Station.

Mrs Forrester said she had vivid memories of cyclone Laurence hitting the region in December 2009 with winds of up to 285km/h.

"We've seen the evidence of what can happen, having been here after Laurence, so it's really important to take all precautions but not to panic, because we all know how unpredictable they can be.

"You fear for the animals,'' she said.

"It's interesting watching them in the lead-up. Our dog is really nervous, and the cattle - you can tell they know there's something happening.''

At the nearby Sandfire Roadhouse, Nadine Wunner said staff were busy tying things down in preparation for Lua's expected 200km/h wind gusts.

"We'll make a decision to close the roadhouse later in the day,'' she said.

"But everyone in the caravan park has already left.''

Port Hedland mayor Kelly Howlett said residents were busy securing property and had been told to prepare their emergency cyclone kits.

"There certainly aren't any plans to evacuate, but everyone is on high alert,'' she said.

Port Authority spokesman Steed Farrell said the port had been cleared, with vessels moved to safer waters, and non-essential port staff had been sent home.

Oil and gas giant Woodside Petroleum was preparing to reduce personnel to essential staff only at its key North West Shelf gas processing plant and adjacent Pluto liquefied natural gas project near Karratha.

A Rio Tinto spokesman said the miner's Dampier Salt business, the world's largest salt exporter, was in the final tie-down stage, while its port and rail operations were being prepared.

At BHP Billiton's Pilbara sites, the company was "monitoring all cyclone activity closely and will shut operations if we believe that is the safest course of action''.

Chinese-owned CITIC Pacific Mining has begun reducing staff at its huge Sino Iron Ore project at Cape Preston and suspended all non-essential travel to the site.

Lua was upgraded from a category 2 to a category 3 system on Friday morning, with heavy rain and winds expected to hit the region from Cape Leveque to Mardie - including Port Hedland, Karratha, Dampier and Broome - by late Friday or early Saturday.

Flood warnings are in place throughout the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.

At 11am (WST) on Friday, Lua was about 490km north-northwest of Port Hedland and moving southeast at 20km/h.

The Bureau of Meteorology said gales were expected to develop in coastal areas between Whim Creek and Bidyadanga late on Friday night.

On Saturday very destructive winds gusting over 200km/h were likely to develop in coastal areas near Lua's centre.
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Does anyone know where in Tampa Fla. this is?
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Cyclone Lua has gone a crazy path getting to where she is now. Going to be a big one, luckily sparsely populated ( I know, still some in harm's way )
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Quoting docrod:

Light rain here today, just enough.

BTW - I have seen the northern lights twice in my life - Once in Iowa back in the 1960's and once in Florida (Levy County - Cheifland) in November 2003 during the fall star party held there annually.
oh wow, that must have been awesome!!
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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:
Out for the night. I have to go unpack my bags. ;-)

Do you need any help with yours, Grothar?


My bags are fine thank you.
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Out for the night. I have to go unpack my bags. ;-)

Do you need any help with yours, Grothar?
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629. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Tropical Cyclone Warning Center Darwin
Tropical Cyclone Outlook
FORECAST NORTHERN TERRITORY AREA BETWEEN 125E-142E
2:15 pm CST March 16 2012
================================================= ===

A Tropical Low, 1000 hPa, is located near 16.9S 136.0E, about 100 km south southwest of Borroloola at 9:30am CST on 16th March, moving to the east at approximately 15 km/h. The low is expected to continue moving east and may develop into a tropical cyclone as it moves into the southeast Gulf of Carpentaria.

Tropical Cyclone Formation Potential
=======================

Saturday: Low
Sunday: Moderate
Monday: Moderate
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Quoting amydiamond:

The spam blog is three blogs over and to the right another two blogs.
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Quoting Grothar:


Haven't you noticed I never insult anyone. At least most of the time they don't realize they've been insulted. No, I hear ya! I have a friend who I have know since we were 4 years old. The last time he saw me he wanted to know if I had matching luggage for the bags under my eyes. I love that guy!!!


I have resorted to using the bags under my eyes for my luggage. sigh
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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


Close. MC Hammer's, "You Can't Touch This!"? ;-)



I don't know, I think what I just posted takes the cake.
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Quoting Grothar:


Family blog, Rookie, family blog.


True. No family should be subjected to MC Hammer. ... That is why I did not post the video. ;-)
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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:


Close. MC Hammer's, "You Can't Touch This!"? ;-)


Family blog, Rookie, family blog.
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617 Feather "Something is HORRIBLY wrong with the forecast for our area...
There is absolutely NO WAY we're going to see a windchill of negative 17 degrees, much less a MINUS SIX DEGREE TEMPERATURE here coast side tomorrow. What's going on????
17 inches of SNOW? For FORT BRAGG, CA?!!!
"

Welcome to the World Wide Weirding
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Quoting KoritheMan:

Grothar, I'm disappointed. You of all people should be aware that back and forth insults is how guys love each other. ;)


Haven't you noticed I never insult anyone. At least most of the time they don't realize they've been insulted. No, I hear ya! I have a friend who I have know since we were 4 years old. The last time he saw me he wanted to know if I had matching luggage for the bags under my eyes. I love that guy!!!
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Quoting Feather3:
Something is HORRIBLY wrong with the forecast for our area:

I agree. That can't be right.
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Quoting Jedkins01:


For this, I sentence you to utter musical punishment relevant to your comment:




Close. MC Hammer's, "You Can't Touch This!"? ;-)
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I win at everything. At least, if it concerns you. =P


I sentence you to utter musical punishment relevant to your comment:


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Something is HORRIBLY wrong with the forecast for our area:

Thursday Night
Overcast with snow and a chance of rain, then snow and rain after midnight. Low of 0F with a windchill as low as -17F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 90% with accumulations up to 17 in. possible.

Friday
Overcast with snow and a chance of rain. High of 3F with a windchill as low as -26F. Winds from the South at 5 to 25 mph. Breezy. Chance of snow 90% with accumulations up to 17 in. possible.


Friday Night
Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of -6F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NE after midnight. Chance of snow 30% with accumulations up to 4 in. possible.

There is absolutely NO WAY we're going to see a windchill of negative 17 degrees, much less a MINUS SIX DEGREE TEMPERATURE here coast side tomorrow. What's going on????

17 inches of SNOW? For FORT BRAGG, CA?!!!

LINK: http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/g etForecast?query=zmw:95437.1.99999
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616. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Perth Tropical Cyclone Warning Center
Tropical Cyclone Advice #13
SEVERE TROPICAL CYCLONE LUA, CATEGORY THREE (16U)
12:00 PM WST March 16 2012
===========================

At 11:00 AM WST, Severe Tropical Cyclone Lua, Category Three (963 hPa) located at 16.2S 115.9E or 475 km north of Karratha 490 km north northwest of Port Hedland has 10 minute sustained winds of 70 knots with gusts of 95 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving southeast at 11 knots.

Severe Tropical Cyclone Lua is moving steadily towards the east Pilbara coast.

Gales are currently being experienced in offshore Pilbara waters and are expected to develop in coastal areas between Whim Creek and Bidyadanga late Friday night. Very destructive winds with wind gusts in excess of 200 kilometres per hour are likely to develop in coastal areas near the centre of the cyclone during Saturday. Gales are expected to extend to remaining coastal areas between Cape Leveque and Mardie and to inland eastern Pilbara areas during Saturday.

Heavy rainfall is expected near the west Kimberley coast and in coastal and inland parts of the east Pilbara. During Saturday and Sunday areas of heavy rain are likely in the east Gascoyne and northern Goldfields.

Residents of Port Hedland and east to Bidyadanga are specifically warned of the very dangerous storm tide expected as the cyclone centre approaches the coast. Tides are likely to rise significantly above the normal high tide mark with damaging waves and very dangerous flooding.

Heavy surf conditions are also expected along the west Kimberley coast during Saturday.

FESA-State Emergency Service advises of the following community alerts:

YELLOW ALERT: People in coastal communities between Wallal and Whim Creek including Port Hedland, South Hedland, Warralong, Marble Bar and adjacent pastoral and mining leases need to take action and get ready to shelter from a cyclone.

BLUE ALERT: People in coastal communities between Broome and Wallal and between Whim Creek and Mardie including Karratha, Dampier, Roebourne, Wickham, Point Samson, Bidyadanga and Broome as well as inland communities including Nullagine, Newman and Jigalong and surrounding pastoral and mining leases need to prepare for cyclonic weather and organise an emergency kit including first aid kit, torch, portable radio, spare batteries, food and water.

Remaining communities between Broome and Cape Leveque and in the inland eastern Pilbara, east Gascoyne and western Interior should listen for the next advice.

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

A Cyclone WARNING is current for coastal areas from Cape Leveque to Mardie, including Port Hedland, Karratha, Dampier and Broome, as well as adjacent inland parts of the eastern Pilbara.

A Cyclone WATCH is current for the central and eastern inland Pilbara including Telfer, Newman and Paraburdoo, the far western inland Kimberley, the eastern Gascoyne including Meekatharra, and the far western Interior.

The next tropical cyclone bulletin on Tropical Cyclone Lua from the Perth Tropical Cyclone Warning Center will be issued at 7:30 AM UTC..
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Quoting nigel20:

What an year that was(2010 hurricane season) started off slowly and then really picked up in late august...I think we had 36 consecutive days of tropical activity


Yes, I do remember that. I also remember the afternoon Hermine pushed up through North Texas and how soaked I was trying to get to physical chemistry that afternoon.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

No.

In other news, Mississippi was the most active state in terms of severe thunderstorm AND tornado warning s last year.





Doesn't surprise me. My county gets several severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings a year. I would imagine that we rank pretty high every year.

Btw, this is really odd weather so far this year.
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Quoting KoritheMan:

I love three musketeers. Or I did. Not as much now, even not factoring in my diet.


I used to love 3 musketeers, I still do, but I used to also.
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Quoting ilovehurricanes12:
Link wow!!
I love three musketeers. Or I did. Not as much now, even not factoring in my diet.
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Quoting Some1Has2BtheRookie:
How is your weather, Grothar? Did you get any rains yet?
If he needs it., I'll send it. I've been getting too much lately, and frogs are rampant.
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How is your weather, Grothar? Did you get any rains yet?
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I win at everything. At least, if it concerns you. =P
A young hotshot trying to act cool? Move along people, move along. :P
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Quoting Grothar:
Come on guys, play nice. If you don't, I'll stop lurking and laughing.
Grothar, I'm disappointed. You of all people should be aware that back and forth insults is how guys love each other. ;)
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Come on guys, play nice. If you don't, I'll stop lurking and laughing.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I win at everything. At least, if it concerns you. =P


You win at editing too!

You can slap me for this tomorrow if you want. Just saying the truth. :P
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Quoting sunlinepr:

It is thought freezing conditions over the winter months may have weakened Dover's famous chalk rock



A large section of Dover's famous white cliffs has broken away and crashed into the Channel, according to the coastguard.

Tonnes of rock collapsed into the sea between Langdon Cliffs and South Foreland Lighthouse.

Dover Coastguard said no-one was injured during the "substantial" rockfall, which happened in an area know locally as Crab Bay.

The National Trust has put up warning signs to alert walkers.

It is thought freezing conditions over the winter may have weakened the chalk cliffs.

A full survey is expected to be carried out to determine the amount and length of cliff that collapsed on Friday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-1736639 6
by the looks of things there are still a few more areas at risk of collapse in the vid you can see some other sunken areas that appear likly to be getting ready to fall
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Quoting Patrap:
holy HAIL , michigan march 15 2012

Uploaded by CountVictorVonScary on Mar 15, 2012

What happened? Did it blow in through the Narthex and wind up in the baptismal fount. Did a bunch of strange guys come looking for it?

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Quoting KoritheMan:

On what basis?

I win at everything. At least, if it concerns you. =P
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Can I supersede them? Yep.
On what basis?
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Quoting KoritheMan:

Home office then. Surely you aren't arrogant enough to think you can supersede their authority?

Arrogant? Nope.

Can I supersede them? Yep.
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Quoting sunlinepr:

It is thought freezing conditions over the winter months may have weakened Dover's famous chalk rock



A large section of Dover's famous white cliffs has broken away and crashed into the Channel, according to the coastguard.

Tonnes of rock collapsed into the sea between Langdon Cliffs and South Foreland Lighthouse.

Dover Coastguard said no-one was injured during the "substantial" rockfall, which happened in an area know locally as Crab Bay.

The National Trust has put up warning signs to alert walkers.

It is thought freezing conditions over the winter may have weakened the chalk cliffs.

A full survey is expected to be carried out to determine the amount and length of cliff that collapsed on Friday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-1736639 6


Really sorry to hear that. They are very dear to the British, especially the previous generation. A very famous song was popular during the war. Special song to a special people.


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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

No.


Home office then. Surely you aren't arrogant enough to think you can supersede their authority?
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It is thought freezing conditions over the winter months may have weakened Dover's famous chalk rock



A large section of Dover's famous white cliffs has broken away and crashed into the Channel, according to the coastguard.

Tonnes of rock collapsed into the sea between Langdon Cliffs and South Foreland Lighthouse.

Dover Coastguard said no-one was injured during the "substantial" rockfall, which happened in an area know locally as Crab Bay.

The National Trust has put up warning signs to alert walkers.

It is thought freezing conditions over the winter may have weakened the chalk cliffs.

A full survey is expected to be carried out to determine the amount and length of cliff that collapsed on Friday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-1736639 6
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Quoting KoritheMan:


I'll take it up with the store manager. I'm sure he'll take my side.

No.

In other news, Mississippi was the most active state in terms of severe thunderstorm AND tornado warnings last year.



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