Summer in March: more all-time March temperature records in U.S., Canada

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:53 PM GMT on March 21, 2012

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Summer in March continued for the eighth day yesterday, toppling dozens of records for hottest March day in both the U.S. and Canada. Nearly every major airport in Michigan's Lower Peninsula tied or set records for their hottest March temperature, including Detroit (82°), Flint (84°F), Saginaw (83°F), Grand Rapids (83°), Muskegon (82°), Lansing (83°), Alpena (84°), Gaylord (80°), Pellston (84°), Traverse City (86°), and Houghton Lake (81°). Most of these records will be broken again today or tomorrow. Detroit's current string of six days over 70° is unprecedented so early in the year. One has to go back over 125 years to find an early-season warm spell that compares, and even that streak occurred in April, a full month later (April 16 - 24, 1886.)

Pellston, Michigan in the Northern Lower Peninsula is called "Michigan's Icebox", since it frequently records the coldest temperatures in the state, and in the entire nation. But the past four days, Pellston has topped out at 80° - 84°F, the first 80°F March days in their history. Yesterday's 84° reading broke the previous record for the date (55° in 1976 and 1948) by an unbelievable 29°, and was 44°F above average. Nearby Traverse City hit 86°F yesterday, which was 45°F above the average high for the date, and was the fourth consecutive day with a hottest March temperature on record.


Figure 1. Summer-like temperatures this March in the Midwest have heated up Lake Michigan to record warm levels for this time of year. The average temperature of the lake is characteristic of what occurs in June. Image credit: NOAA. Thanks to wunderground member Neapolitan for posting this image in my blog comments.

Hot times in Lake Michigan
The NWS in Chicago reported yesterday that the Windy City's high of 85°F that day boosted the average temperature for the month to levels that would make March the 7th warmest April in the city's 140-year record. The unprecedented March warmth in the states surrounding Lake Michigan have heated the lake to temperatures never seen before this early in the year. Water temperatures at the South Lake Michigan buoy were 46 - 47°F yesterday (8°C), which is about 10°F above average for this time of year, and typical of early June temperatures.

Record March warmth spreads into New England
Temperatures across much of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine yesterday were the warmest on record for so early in the year. Burlington, Vermont's 80°F was 39°F above the average high for the date, and the earliest 80° reading in recorded history. Concord, New Hampshire (81°) and Bangor, Maine (78°), also had their warmest temperatures for so early in the year. The 73°F recorded in Caribou, Maine tied for that city's highest March temperature on record, and broke the record for the date by a remarkable 23°F.

Record warmth continues in Canada
Numerous all-time warmest March temperatures were recorded in Ontario, Canada yesterday, including Windsor at 27°C (previous record, 26.6°C), Sarnia (26°C, previous record 25.6°C), and London (25°C, previous record 24.8°C). High temperatures for Wednesday and Thursday across Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia are likely to break records for hottest March day for most of the major cities in these provinces, including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, St. Johns, and Halifax.


Figure 2. The jet stream pattern features a large, southwards dipping bulge over the Western U.S., creating a trough of low pressure with cold and snow, and a large, northwards looping bulge over the Central U.S., creating a record-strength ridge of high pressure. The Western U.S. trough has cut off into a "cut-off low" that will slowly drift eastwards during the remainder of the week.

Summer in March ends by Friday
The unprecedented Summer in March conditions are 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. 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. This jet stream pattern is too extreme to be stable, and the big loop over the Western U.S. has broken off to form a giant eddy. The resulting area of low pressure is known as a "cut-off low", because it is cut off from the jet stream. The cut-off low will drift slowly eastwards during the week, gradually bringing an end to "Summer in March" over the Eastern half of the U.S. by Friday.

How rare is this Summer in March heat event?
One measure of how record-breaking this "Summer in March" heat wave has been is the impact it had on NOAA's National Climatic Data Center web site. The extremes section of the their web site has been down since last Friday, since their software has been unable to handle both the huge number of records being set and the huge demand from people wanting to see these records. The web site came back on-line this morning with software re-engineered to handle the load, but only with data through Sunday.

We can also quantify how rare a meteorological event is by looking at statistics of past years. By averaging together at least 30 years of data to take a representative snapshot of the climate, we can generate a mean and a standard deviation of the data. The standard deviation gives a measure of how much the data fluctuates around the mean.

In comparing deviations from normal across wide regions, it helps to normalize the deviations. A temperature deviation of 3 degrees C may be not that unusual in one region, but may be very significant in another. The solution is to use climatological anomalies (which we often refer to by the Greek letter, sigma.) Calculating the climatological anomaly is a two step process. First, we calculate the difference between a quantity (i.e., temperature) and it's 30-year average value. Then we normalize the difference by dividing it with the 30-year standard deviation. From statistical theory, we know how unusual climatological anomalies are by value:

Odds of a deviation > 1 climatological anomaly=31.7%
Odds of a deviation > 2 climatological anomalies=4.5%
Odds of a deviation > 3 climatological anomalies=0.27%
Odds of a deviation > 4 climatological anomalies=6.34/1000%
Odds of a deviation > 5 climatological anomalies=5.7/100000%
Odds of a deviation > 6 climatological anomalies=1.9/1000000%

So, if we have a 30-year history of high temperatures for a particular date, we'd expect 20 of those years to be 1-sigma years, when the temperature is plus or minus 34% of average (ten colder years, and ten warmer years.) Rare 2-sigma events occur 4.5% of the time, so we should have about 16 of these per year. Even rarer 3-sigma events occur just 0.27% of the time, or just one day per year, on average. Truly extreme 4-sigma events should only occur once every 43 years. Much of Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Northeast Iowa, and the eastern Dakota have experienced multiple 4-sigma days over the past week.

Wunderground is computing 30-year means of the weather for each day of the year using data from the Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) (NOMADS data repository). Here is a description how a reanalysis works. CFSR is notable because it is the first reanalysis to use a coupled atmosphere-ocean model. As a result, CFSR has physically consistent estimates of the conditions of the atmosphere, ocean, and land. CFSR has data from 1979 (When polar-orbiting satellites became able to estimate vertical profiles of temperature) to 2010. We can take the mean and standard deviation for each calendar day using this history, and compare it to the current forecast from the GFS model. The result is an image showing how far from average the temperatures are. Yesterday, the analysis showed that Michigan experienced temperatures that were 4 - 5 climatological anomalies warmer than average (4-sigma to 5-sigma), the type of extreme that occurs between once every 43 years and once every 4779 years. Of course, using 30 years of data to estimate extreme events with a return period of centuries is a sketchy proposition. However, keep in mind that had we used a century-long climatology instead of using the past 30 years, yesterday's warmth would have been classified as much more extreme, since the climate has warmed considerably in the past 30 years. It is highly unlikely the warmth of the current "Summer in March" heat wave could have occurred unless the climate was warming.


Figure 3. Climatological anomalies for March 20, 2012. Michigan experienced temperatures that were 4 - 5 climatological anomalies warmer than average (4-sigma to 5-sigma), the type of extreme that occurs between once every 43 years and once every 4779 years. Wunderground plans to make these plots available in real time on our web site later this year.

Heavy rains create flash flood concerns in Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma
Widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches have fallen over the past two days in Eastern Texas, Eastern Oklahoma, Western Arkansas, and Louisiana over the past two days, creating a serious flash flood hazard. So far, no major river flooding has been reported, and it appears the damage from this flood event will be limited. A few rainfall amounts from the event, from 7 pm CDT Sunday - 3 am CDT Wednesday, taken from the latest NWS Storm Summary:

...TEXAS...
ORANGE 9.68
WACO 6.17
FORT HOOD AAF/KILLEEN 5.43
DALLAS LOVE FIELD 4.49
NWS FORT WORTH 4.13

...OKLAHOMA...
LANGLEY 7.16
NORMAN 5.55
TULSA 4.52
MCALESTER 4.02
OKLAHOMA CITY 3.18

...LOUISIANA...
FORT POLK 6.14
SHREVEPORT 4.06
LAKE CHARLES 2.11

...ARKANSAS...
FORT SMITH 3.49
BENTONVILLE 3.09
LITTLE ROCK 2.22
FAYETTEVILLE 2.08


Jeff Masters

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5h05 PM today, the Local Weather Station in Beauceville reported 22C, (73F) ! An ALL TIME RECORD ALL MARCH MONTHS CONFUSED SINCE 1871 ! The previous record was 20.6C (69F) recorded on March 30th 1977.We also broke the daily record of 12C (54F) recorded on 1970.On local thermomethers with sun sensation, put them up to 29C (84F) ! Guys in Arizona, DON'T SEARCH THE HEAT ! IT IS IN QUEBEC AS INSANE AS I LOOKS !!!!!! I LOVE IT, KEEP THE SNOW !!! :)))P
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who is dat?


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SOme nice cells around the New Bern area in NC...nothing is close to warning level. Yet:)
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Quoting presslord:


these things and, perhaps more importantly, the massive human migration resulting from all this, will cause much deadly (and plenty violent) war and conflict...


Kevin Costner may be the key to our survival, in the future? ...Twice.
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Quoting JNCali:
lol.. Richard Branson would be proud!


who is dat?
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Quoting SPLbeater:


well i was thinking like something that if a mistake happened it would cause physical pain:)

no...just stretched out on the back of my couch. i shifted my weight too far and BAM! hit the floor real hard lol.
lol.. Richard Branson would be proud!
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The temperature at Pellston, MI was up to 84 degrees, as of an hour ago. The old record for the date was 53, based on records since 1948. Highs could reach 86 to 90 in that area, obliterating the existing record by 33 to 37 degrees!
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Quoting JNCali:
Hope everyone in New Orleans is ducking!
I would be duckin too..that looks mean..
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Quoting weathermanwannabe:
Thank You Dr. M.; It is highly unlikely the warmth of the current "Summer in March" heat wave could have occurred unless the climate was warming.

The next few decades of data will go a long way towards validating many of the concerns as to climate change. What I do not know (and it may not be possible during my/our current life time) is whether the current trends and anomalies are due to natural cycles (over thousands of years of "Earth" time as documented by ice core samples and other similar data)or whether this truely signals climate change due to carbon emissions and other man-made factors.


Although I'm sure you'll agree it would be highly less than bright to wait that long to do anything about it, given the entirely convincing data we have already, which confirms all models, experiments and theories as much as science can confirm anything. As scientists point out over and over in the face of the highly funded extractive industry propaganda, if we wait that long it will be too late. Even today it's much harder to stop than it was ten years ago.
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Quoting presslord:


pretty well describes my first marriage


well i was thinking like something that if a mistake happened it would cause physical pain:)
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You thinkin' about trying to make a sunkist float or somethin'??


no...just stretched out on the back of my couch(the part your head is supposed to rest on). i shifted my weight too far and BAM! hit the floor real hard lol.
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Quoting Patrap:


I stay ready, as calamity keeps no seasonal dates in my view.
That cell just south of you does not look like it cares what season it is either..Just keep the shower curtain handy...:)
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Quoting JNCali:
Hope everyone in New Orleans is ducking!


Dang!!
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Quoting SPLbeater:
any1 here ever done something dangerous without thinking it over first?
You thinkin' about trying to make a sunkist float or somethin'??
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Hope everyone in New Orleans is ducking!
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from Henry again
Hook echo right over the city. Web cams showing winds gusting in the city. Hard to see funnel due to rain.
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Quoting SPLbeater:
any1 here ever done something dangerous without thinking it over first?


pretty well describes my first marriage
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Quoting presslord:


these things and, perhaps more importantly, the massive human migration resulting from all this, will cause much deadly (and plenty violent) war and conflict...


It'll be known as WWIII my Lord
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Quoting presslord:
A woman walks into a bar and says: %u201CI%u2019ll have an entendre. Make it a double.%u201D So the bartender gives it to her..haaa,.....What do you see when you look in to a blondes eyes? The back of her head....
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any1 here ever done something dangerous without thinking it over first?
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Quoting Neapolitan:
Perhaps there won't be many (any?) direct mass violent deaths ala silly movies such as 2012 and Day After Tomorrow, but droughts and floods and heat waves and those agricultural failures of which you spoke will certainly lead to deaths--and, in fact, may have done so already. And that's not even counting causalities of societal upheaval: wars, rioting, and the like.


these things and, perhaps more importantly, the massive human migration resulting from all this, will cause much deadly (and plenty violent) war and conflict...
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from Henry Margusity

Rotation getting stronger going through downtown New Orleans. Possible tornado may hit New Orleans.

Wowww!
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Quoting hydrus:
Hope your ready. It does look rather severe.


I stay ready, as calamity keeps no seasonal dates in my view.
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Breaking New's, Doug Williams now with St. Louis Rams, Suspended indefinitely from the NFL.
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Quoting Patrap:
Just back Home from Trip Downtown. Doom is close, Lotsa Lightening, Warnings and itsa here.

Hope your ready. It does look rather severe.
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Quoting Neapolitan:
Perhaps there won't be many (any?) direct mass violent deaths ala silly movies such 2012 and Day After Tomorrow, but droughts and floods and heat waves and those agricultural failures of which you spoke will certainly lead to deaths--and, in fact, may have done so already. And that's not even counting causalities of societal upheaval: wars, rioting, and the like.


Silly? that's going to happen son :/
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Quoting Patrap:
Just back Home from Trip Downtown. Doom is close, Lotsa Lightening, Warnings and itsa here.


The rain looks to be sleeping over the same areas
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Showing the World ones ideology thru a weather site is High Novelty.


and saved for the futcha' to witness.

Kewl


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Quoting ScottLincoln:


Global climate change isn't going to kill anyone.
The extreme weather it makes more common, the longer and more severe heat waves, the more widespread flooding, the ecosystem and biodiversity losses triggering agriculture failures, the exacerbated storm surges from extratropical/tropical storms... well any of those might. The effect will not be direct and even today is tough to measure indirectly, but it will have a growing contribution.
Perhaps there won't be many (any?) direct mass violent deaths ala silly movies such as 2012 and Day After Tomorrow, but droughts and floods and heat waves and those agricultural failures of which you spoke will certainly lead to deaths--and, in fact, may have done so already. And that's not even counting causalities of societal upheaval: wars, rioting, and the like.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
you are wrong you won't be dead unless you think you won't be here to see 2020 thats 8 years away by then we will be seeing much much more and not gentle like we have been seeing it but much much worse


Keeper,

I fear you are right. I'm not going to get out of here without feeling some of the pain and misery that climate change is going to bring.

But that's going to be small potatoes to what folks 50 years younger than I are going to face. If he lives to be my age he'll be fanning himself in the summer of 2062, trying to stay cool. I don't even want to think about that. My guess is, if he's here, he'll be living in a cave or somewhere else deep underground.

But he'll know what "global warming" is.

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Quoting JeffMasters:
At 2 pm AST, the temperature at St. John, New Brunswick hit 25°C (77°F.) Not only does this crush the record high for March (previous record: 17.5°C), it well above any temperature measured in April (extreme April temperature on record: 22.8°C.) Weather records go back to 1947 at the site.

Jeff Masters


That is incredible, Dr. M. I also find it interesting how the low temperature was only 5 degrees warmer than the average (low was 31, average is 26)and then how fast it warmed to 34 degrees above average to set an all-time record for the High.
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Quoting SPLbeater:


aint nothin goin to make my life miserable in the form of nature:D

I aint worried about no stinkin fossilized carbon.

I aint worried about no (fake) temperature climb.

I aint worried bout no sea level rise.

All of this is my personal view. Not starting arguement, not my style. :D


anyways...got some nice thunderstorms developing around the Wilmington, Jacksonville and New Bern areas in NC.


The funny thing about being human is that we can choose what to see based on beliefs. SPLbeater's life is going to be radically altered by nature and he'll probably choose to blame his problems on the government, or the neighbors. Maybe he'll decide to go to war when he get's hungry: just shoot something: that'll solve the problem.
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N.C. close up vis anim.

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Quoting JeffMasters:
At 2 pm AST, the temperature at St. John, New Brunswick hit 25°C (77°F.) Not only does this crush the record high for March (previous record: 17.5°C), it well above any temperature measured in April (extreme April temperature on record: 22.8°C.) Weather records go back to 1947 at the site.

Jeff Masters

Wow! That's amazing Dr. Masters
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Quoting JeffMasters:
At 2 pm AST, the temperature at St. John, New Brunswick hit 25°C (77°F.) Not only does this crush the record high for March (previous record: 17.5°C), it well above any temperature measured in April (extreme April temperature on record: 22.8°C.) Weather records go back to 1947 at the site.

Jeff Masters
here in toronto doc if today and tomorrow turn out as forecasted 2012 march will pretty well wipe all records here back to 1840's for us for warmth
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Just back Home from Trip Downtown. Doom is close, Lotsa Lightening, Warnings and itsa here.

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A woman walks into a bar and says: “I’ll have an entendre. Make it a double.” So the bartender gives it to her.
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Quoting SteveDa1:


I may be too optimistic but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Electric cars and solar power are getting cheaper by the year. At some point in the near-future the cost will be lower than the fuel-consuming engines and alternative sources of electricity we use today. By soon I mean in 10-15 years. People have always wanted to get more bang for their buck and that won't change. The switch to renewable ultra-clean power will happen very quickly when it comes. The sun provides an abundant and infinite amount of energy and in the next couple of decades everyone will have access to incredibly cheap and clean energy.

In either case, we still have at least 40 years of unpredictable changes to the global weather patterns due to the significant warming of our planet even if we started switching today.


You're right. You are too optimistic. I posted satellite photos showing dust storms covering probably 20 percent of the people in the world (and 10 percent of the world's oceans!). You're very optimistic to think that making electric cars is going to fix anything. And people wanting "bang for their buck": nature doesn't care about that.
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Quoting weathermanwannabe:
82. BobWallace 12:57 PM EDT on March 21, 2012
Why don't you do a bit of digging/research to find out what drove those earlier "natural" (i.e., not human caused) cycles?


I don't have the time to do the research but thanks for the info...................


If you want to be a weatherman then I would strongly suggest you spend the time it takes to understand climate.

Weather, that's just the 'noise' of climate. If you don't understand the underlying physical forces then you'll be nothing but a weather-reader working off a script written by someone knowledgeable.

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91. JeffMasters (Admin)
At 2 pm AST, the temperature at St. John, New Brunswick hit 25°C (77°F.) Not only does this crush the record high for March (previous record: 17.5°C), it well above any temperature measured in April (extreme April temperature on record: 22.8°C.) Weather records go back to 1947 at the site.

Jeff Masters
Quoting SteveDa1:


I may be too optimistic but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Electric cars and solar power are getting cheaper by the year. At some point in the near-future the cost will be lower than the fuel-consuming engines and alternative sources of electricity we use today. By soon I mean in 10-15 years. People have always wanted to get more bang for their buck and that won't change. The switch to renewable ultra-clean power will happen very quickly when it comes. The sun provides an abundant and infinite amount of energy and in the next couple of decades everyone will have access to incredibly cheap and clean energy.

In either case, we still have at least 40 years of unpredictable changes to the global weather patterns due to the significant warming of our planet even if we started switching today.


We've invented the medicine that can cure us and keep us from perishing. However -

1) We have to take the medicine. We've got to quit using fossil fuels. Hold our noses, open our mouths, and pour it in.

2) Even when we take the medicine we're going to be sick for a while. Quitting fossil fuel is not an instant cure, there's lots of heat that we've already put in the pipeline and we know no way to drain it off.
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Possible tornado on that lead cell near the north shore of Lake P.

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Sean Payton of the Saints is suspended for one year.
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Quoting SPLbeater:


aint nothin goin to make my life miserable in the form of nature:D

I aint worried about no stinkin fossilized carbon.

I aint worried about no (fake) temperature climb.

I aint worried bout no sea level rise.

All of this is my personal view. Not starting arguement, not my style. :D


anyways...got some nice thunderstorms developing around the Wilmington, Jacksonville and New Bern areas in NC.
i hope one of those global warming tornadoes don't rip everything away and leave you with nothing but yerself
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Quoting ycd0108:
Heard someone mutter as I was scraping the hard ice off the windshield this morning: "No Global Warming here."
Since no other person was out there within 1/4 mile I figured the voice must have been from one of my own personalities.
How many temperature, rainfall, drought, snow, wind, tornado, SST, jet stream loops and God Forbid, hurricane
records must fall before that goof gets the message?



I'm acquainted with that guy's brother.

As I'm slogging through the snow to get some more firewood the realities of temperature graphs fades...
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Drought through at least June in FL.

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