Hard freeze hits Midwest and Northeast fruit trees

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 2:36 PM GMT on March 27, 2012

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Large portions of Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania shivered through a hard freeze (temperatures below 28°F ) this morning, and cold temperatures will cause widespread damage to flowering plants fooled into blooming by last week's unprecedented "Summer in March" heat wave. Growers of apples, pears, peaches, nectarines, plums, and cherries worked during the night and early morning to minimize the damage by running large fans and propane heaters in their orchards in an attempts to keep temperatures a few degrees warmer. While freezing temperatures for an extended period will not kill the trees, they will destroy the flowers and fragile buds that are needed to produce fruit later in the year. I expect that this morning's freeze was severe and widespread enough to cause tens of millions of dollars in damage to the fruit industry, but it will be several weeks before the extent of the damage is known. It would take several nights of temperatures in the 20s to cause a more significant billion-dollar disaster, such as occurred in 2007. A warm spell in March that year was followed by cold temperatures in early April that were 10 - 20 degrees below average, bringing killing frosts and freezes to the Midwest and South that caused $2.2 billion in agricultural damage, wiping out apple, peach, winter wheat and alfalfa crops.

During the remainder of this week, temperatures are expected to be much warmer than they were this morning, so the freeze damage will be limited compared to 2007. However, we still have two more months to go this spring when temperatures commonly fall below freezing. Plants will steadily grow more susceptible to cold temperatures in the coming weeks as the growing season progresses, and the odds of more destructive frosts and freezes for the Midwest and Northeast fruit industry are high.


Figure 1. Low temperatures this morning dipped below 30 degrees over Eastern Michigan, Northeast Ohio, Northern West Virginia, and much of Pennsylvania, in regions where spring bloom was well-advanced due to last week's record "Summer in March" heat wave. Widespread agricultural damage likely occurred in these areas.

History of billion-dollar U.S. freezes
Freezes can cause big damage to agriculture. According to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, there have been six billion-dollar U.S. freezes since 1980, accounting for 5% of all billion-dollar weather-related disasters. Five of these freezes affected California or Florida; one hit the Midwest. Ranked by damages (in 2011 dollars), here are the six billion-dollar U.S. freeze events since 1980:

1) California Freeze of December 1990. Severe freeze in the Central and Southern San Joaquin Valley caused the loss of citrus, avocado trees, and other crops in many areas. Several days of subfreezing temperatures occurred, with some valley locations in the teens. $5.9 billion in direct and indirect economic losses, including damage to public buildings, utilities, crops, and residences.

2) Florida Freeze of December 1983. Severe freeze central/northern Florida; about $4.5 billion damage to citrus industry.

3) California Freeze of December 1998. A severe freeze damaged fruit and vegetable crops in the Central and Southern San Joaquin Valley. Extended intervals of sub 27° F temperatures occurred over an 8-day period; $3.5 billion estimated damages/costs.

4) Florida Freeze of January 1985. Severe freeze in central/northern Florida; about $2.5 billion damage to citrus industry.

5) East/Midwest freeze of April 2007. Widespread severe freeze over much of the East and Midwest (AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, MS, MO, NE, NC, OH, OK, SC, TN, VA, WV), causing significant losses in fruit crops, field crops (especially wheat), and the ornamental industry. Temperatures in the teens/20's accompanied by rather high winds nullified typical crop-protection systems. Over $2.2 billion in damage/costs.

6) California Freeze of January 2007. For nearly two weeks in January, overnight temperatures over a good portion of California dipped into the 20's, destroying numerous agricultural crops, with citrus, berry, and vegetable crops most affected. $1.5 billion estimated in damage/costs; 1 fatality reported.

Scotland records its all-time warmest March temperature
The ridge of high pressure that brought "Summer in March" to the U.S. last week moved over Western Europe over the weekend, bringing sunny skies and record-breaking high temperatures to the U.K. Scotland broke its record for hottest March temperature on record on Sunday, when the mercury hit 22.8°C at Fyvie Castle, Aberdeenshire. The record lasted only one day, as a new high of 22.9°C was recorded in Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, on Monday. That record also lasted just one day, as Aboyne, Aberdeenshire has hit 23.4°C today. The previous March record in Scotland was 22.2°C at Gordon Castle (Morayshire) in March 1957, and at Strachan (Kincardineshire) in March 1965.

Canada's 1926 all-time March temperature record questioned
I reported last week that the 29.2°C (85°F) measured at Western Head, Nova Scotia on March 22, 2012 was the third warmest temperature ever recorded in Canada in March. Environment Canada lists the hottest March temperature as a 31.1°C at Beaver Creek on Vancouver Island, BC on March 29th, 1926. However, weather records researcher Maximiliano Herrera has looked into this record, and concluded that it is likely bogus. A station just a few miles away at Port Alberni measured a much cooler high temperature of 23.3°C that day, and the temperature range between the high and low temperature at Beaver Creek was almost 30°C, which is far too great for a station so close to the ocean. Such large differences between min and max temperature on sunny days usually commonly imply poor siting of the temperature instrument. He maintains that the highest March temperature in Canada should be the 29.4°C in 1921 at Wallaceburg, with the second highest being the 29.2°C (85°F) measured at Western Head, Nova Scotia on March 22, 2012.

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This is the beginning of the main Severe Weather threat for tonight. Convection has developed ahead of a cold front stretched across southern Wisconsin into southeast Iowa, northwest Missouri, and northeast Kansas. The atmosphere is characterized by 1000-1500 j/kg MLCAPE and 35-50 kt bulk wind shear. Mid-level lapse rates and low-level lapse rates are quite high, which will support the threat for isolated large hail, and especially damaging wind gusts. Due to high LCL heights and little turning with height however, very few, if any, tornadoes are expected.

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Quoting Barefootontherocks:
LOL. For shame. No indication you added that last little statement (at 552.) that "explains" the whole thing. Aha. Now I get it. Neo stated his own opinion that man is causing the warming - based on seeing a growing scientific consensus that led him in that direction. And here, all this time I thought he was into stating scientific fact, not his opinion. My mistake.
Please don't twist my words. You've often expressed bewilderment at certain statements I and others have made, blaming your confusion on a lack of coffee; whether that is or is not the case, please feel free to ask for clarification before accusing me of anything.

Now, the fact that I agreed with a scientific consensus does not mean that I was merely stating my opinion. Example: I'm of the opinion that fire is hot. But if I tell you that fire is hot, I'm not just stating my opinion; I'm repeating what empirical evidence shows.

Simple, no?

So allow me to say again what I said earlier: an increasing number of scientists across many disciplines believe mankind is responsible for most--that is, the majority--if not all of the current observed warming.

That's a fact. And it's also my opinion. And the two aren't mutually exclusive.

Now, grab that cup of coffee, then get back to me. ;-)
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:



GREAT!!!!!!!
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

He's talking tornado activity, not hurricane.
I thought he meant 13....My apologies to him...:)
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:
Here is another video of the flooding in Puerto Rico. Here you can see the Orocovis river raging over a bridge. The good news is that so far no injuries nor fatalities have occured.

Link

That's good to hear
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Quoting Barefootontherocks:
LOL. For shame. No indication you added that last little statement (at 552.) that "explains" the whole thing. Aha. Now I get it. Neo stated his own opinion that man is causing the warming - based on seeing a growing scientific consensus that led him in that direction. And here, all this time I thought he was into stating scientific fact, not his opinion. My mistake.

It's a scientific theory that CO2 and other greenhouse gases absorb infrared radiation in our atmosphere. If we are adding more of these gases to the atmosphere, obviously more radiation will be trapped, warming the atmosphere. The problem is Earth's atmospheric and oceanic systems are incredibly complex. There are a lot of processes we don't understand, and a lot of randomness and chaos within the system itself. This makes it difficult to determine the amount of warming we have contributed and it also makes it difficult to predict how much we will warm in the future and what those impacts will be.

Nonetheless, we can say that we have contributed to the warming of our planet. Even if you wish to ignore the greenhouse gas theory, each breath you exhale adds a little warmth to our atmosphere, in case you weren't aware.
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Here is another video of the flooding in Puerto Rico. Here you can see the Orocovis river raging over a bridge. The good news is that so far no injuries nor fatalities have occured.

Link
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

Not too bad...
As you might tell I'm looking forward to hurricane season. I love all kinds of weather but hurricanes are definitely my favorite :)

How about yourself if you don't mind me asking?

I'm good as well, thanks for asking...Hurricanes are my favorite as I live in the tropics
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Quoting nigel20:

How are you MAweatherboy1??

Not too bad...
As you might tell I'm looking forward to hurricane season. I love all kinds of weather but hurricanes are definitely my favorite :)

How about yourself if you don't mind me asking?
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:
When's the last time we had something interesting tropical to talk about?
All we have now is a lousy looking invest in the West Pac...


How are you MAweatherboy1??
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When's the last time we had something interesting tropical to talk about?
All we have now is a lousy looking invest in the West Pac...

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Quoting aspectre:
An EF6*tornado: 40,000mile(64,000kilometre) diameter with
windspeeds exceeding 100,000miles(161,000kilometres) per hour

And some photo animations (at the bottom when the page finishes loading)

* Possibly higher, though how the EnhancedFujitaScale can be extended to go beyond total destruction of all man-made structures and all landscape is a bit of a mystery.
sunados above the solar surface
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Quoting hydrus:
Busy as always. I have not had a chance to check the models yet, but it would seem that the U.S. is in for more rough weather late this week and early next. I read that Jamaica and Puerto Rico have been getting more than enough in the rain gauges lately. Last year it seemed you were drier than normal.

Yeah, it has been raining almost everyday here in Kingston and the rainy season in Jamaica begins somewhere between May and June....we usually get most of our rain from tropical systems and day time heating
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One more of the many flood advisories that have been out on this Tuesday.

FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
907 PM AST TUE MAR 27 2012

PRC143-145-280400-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FA.Y.0067.120328T0107Z-120328T0400Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000 Z.OO/
VEGA ALTA PR-VEGA BAJA PR-
907 PM AST TUE MAR 27 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY
FOR THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES...

IN PUERTO RICO
VEGA ALTA AND VEGA BAJA

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT AST

* AT 905 PM AST...RUNOFF FROM PREVIOUS HEAVY RAINFALL HAS RESULTED
IN SIGNIFICANT RISES ON RIO CIBUCO AT VEGA BAJA AND VEGA ALTA.
MOTORISTS DRIVING ALONG THE RIO CIBUCO IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD
EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION. NEVER TRY TO CROSS A FLOODED ROADWAY.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 1849 6641 1848 6634 1837 6633 1837 6640

$$

OMS
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Quoting MTWX:
Interesting little tidbit from the Jackson, MS NWS:

... Does a warm March mean a hot Summer...

Much of this month has been quite warm. Actually... the average
temperature for the month (through 3/26) has been 65.5 degrees. This
ranks as the 5th warmest on record so far. Five days remain in the
month... and if the current forecast values occur... March would end
at 66.2 degrees... 3rd warmest on record. Below is a list of the top
5 warmest months for march:

1) 1921 67.4
2) 1907 67.3
3) 1938 66.1
4) 1908 65.7
5) 2012 65.5

So one may ask... does a warm March mean a hot summer? The simple
answer... not really. We looked at the 10 warmest March months on
record and then matched those years with the corresponding Summer
season(june-July-august). Of those 10 years... 6 Summer seasons were
right around normal for average temperature. Three of those 10 years
had a warmer than average Summer with one Summer below average. So
while we cannot make a definite forecast of how hot the Summer will
be... history supports a Summer with near normal temperatures.

The last time we had a March this warm here in Tennessee was 1907. When April arrived, it was much cooler than normal. My opinion is that April will be very stormy with the usual break between systems.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
Actually running a general weather site does sound tempting. I got the hardware to run one just need someone who is skilled in designing a website. I'm pretty sure you could run one hell of a site with just people off this blog. Time to start recruiting?
What would you differently and better than the existing websites? A lot of thought goes into a successful website.. WU me if you're serious..
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An EF6*tornado: 40,000mile(64,000kilometre) diameter with
windspeeds exceeding 100,000miles(161,000kilometres) per hour

And some photo animations (at the bottom when the page finishes loading)

* Possibly higher, though how the EnhancedFujitaScale can be extended to go beyond total destruction of all man-made structures and all landscape is a bit of a mystery.
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Quoting wunderkidcayman:


but do they have a extended history file that goes back atleast a year


The file is only for a few days back,unless there is a one year file that I have not seen.

Edit= I see that our friend nrtiwlnvragn posted both of them.
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Quoting wunderkidcayman:
hey guys does anyone know if the nhc keeps past surface charts and TWD in a file somewhere and you where I can get it

btw these surface map




Tropical Weather Discussion Archive


Surface Analysis Archive, not the map you showed but the master one that map is derived from.
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Quoting MTWX:
Interesting little tidbit from the Jackson, MS NWS:

... Does a warm March mean a hot Summer...

Much of this month has been quite warm. Actually... the average
temperature for the month (through 3/26) has been 65.5 degrees. This
ranks as the 5th warmest on record so far. Five days remain in the
month... and if the current forecast values occur... March would end
at 66.2 degrees... 3rd warmest on record. Below is a list of the top
5 warmest months for march:

1) 1921 67.4
2) 1907 67.3
3) 1938 66.1
4) 1908 65.7
5) 2012 65.5

So one may ask... does a warm March mean a hot summer? The simple
answer... not really. We looked at the 10 warmest March months on
record and then matched those years with the corresponding Summer
season(june-July-august). Of those 10 years... 6 Summer seasons were
right around normal for average temperature. Three of those 10 years
had a warmer than average Summer with one Summer below average. So
while we cannot make a definite forecast of how hot the Summer will
be... history supports a Summer with near normal temperatures.

I saw where a number of the regional NWS offices had performed similar analyses, and almost across the board the consensus was twofold:

1) Historically, locations which had an above-normal March tended to not have an above-average spring or summer overall, and, in fact, often had an overall spring that was cooler than normal; however...

2) This month's heat wave was so deep, widespread, long-lasting, and profoundly anomalous that forecasters weren't willing to wager on a cool spring and/or summer this time; they simply didn't know what to expect.
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


What I found was the TWD file.

Link
Quoting wunderkidcayman:


thanks mate


but do they have a extended history file that goes back atleast a year
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Quoting Tropicsweatherpr:


What I found was the TWD file.

Link


thanks mate
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Quoting wunderkidcayman:
hey guys does anyone know if the nhc keeps past surface charts and TWD in a file somewhere and you where I can get it

btw these surface map



What I found was the TWD file.

Link
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211. MTWX
Interesting little tidbit from the Jackson, MS NWS:

... Does a warm March mean a hot Summer...

Much of this month has been quite warm. Actually... the average
temperature for the month (through 3/26) has been 65.5 degrees. This
ranks as the 5th warmest on record so far. Five days remain in the
month... and if the current forecast values occur... March would end
at 66.2 degrees... 3rd warmest on record. Below is a list of the top
5 warmest months for march:

1) 1921 67.4
2) 1907 67.3
3) 1938 66.1
4) 1908 65.7
5) 2012 65.5

So one may ask... does a warm March mean a hot summer? The simple
answer... not really. We looked at the 10 warmest March months on
record and then matched those years with the corresponding Summer
season(june-July-august). Of those 10 years... 6 Summer seasons were
right around normal for average temperature. Three of those 10 years
had a warmer than average Summer with one Summer below average. So
while we cannot make a definite forecast of how hot the Summer will
be... history supports a Summer with near normal temperatures.

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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Dr. Greg Forbes
MON APR 2
Numerical models are not on full agreement on the details, but the potential is there for a widespread severe thunderstorm outbreak on Monday.
Severe thunderstorms and isolated tornadoes in east and south OH, extreme
west PA, western WV, KY, TN, north GA, north, central, and southwest AL, MS,
LA, south and east-central AR, upper coastal TX.


It always slopes NE into GA. Why cant it go straight across S GA???

Capes of 2000 forecast in the GFS last i saw, so we know that wont be what it is in the real event.
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hey guys does anyone know if the nhc keeps past surface charts and TWD in a file somewhere and you where I can get it

btw these surface map

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Quoting hydrus:
It has been quite active since 1995. What would you call an active year.?

He's talking tornado activity, not hurricane.
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Quoting trunkmonkey:
I am so sick of Global warming, I wanna puke!
am I the only one in here feeling nauseous?

Something you wrote, no doubt. ;)
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Quoting nigel20:

What's up hydrus?
Busy as always. I have not had a chance to check the models yet, but it would seem that the U.S. is in for more rough weather late this week and early next. I read that Jamaica and Puerto Rico have been getting more than enough in the rain gauges lately. Last year it seemed you were drier than normal.
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Quoting hurricanehunter27:
I personally hope its quite active.
It has been quite active since 1995. What would you call an active year.?
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Quoting hydrus:
That was just someone backing into a hydrant...:)

What's up hydrus?
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Quoting Xyrus2000:


2.6 in SoCal? I bet no one even batted an eye. :)

When I lived out there if it wasn't above a 4 it didn't even make the news.
That was just someone backing into a hydrant...:)
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Quoting nigel20:


I use Accuweather as well......I like there tropical updates
They have improved tremendously. Especially since the 1980,s.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Alright, just as soon as I get my own [.com] website.
Actually running a general weather site does sound tempting. I got the hardware to run one just need someone who is skilled in designing a website. I'm pretty sure you could run one hell of a site with just people off this blog. Time to start recruiting?
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Quoting trunkmonkey:
I am so sick of Global warming, I wanna puke!
am I the only one in here feeling nauseous?


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HEH !!
We Rattlin' and Rollin' all over the place......
And it's still March. Long way to go before the 'next' doomsday forecast.
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Quoting MAweatherboy1:

We don' even have models that go out that far, and besides, anything beyond 10 days is useless anyways... All they could base it off of would be historical averages.


The time range of models is controlled by input configuration parameters. There's really nothing stopping someone from running a GFS ensemble for 25 days or more, other than the fact that such results would be garbage.

But I guess Accuweather can do whatever they want really. :P
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Magnitude 5.0 - NEPAL-INDIA BORDER REGION
2012 March 27 23:40:14 UTC


Earthquake Details

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude 5.0

Date-Time
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 23:40:14 UTC
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 05:10:14 AM at epicenter
Location
26.093°N, 87.751°E
Depth
40 km (24.9 miles)
Region
NEPAL-INDIA BORDER REGION
Distances
61 km (38 miles) SE (130°) from Biratnagar, Nepal
96 km (60 miles) SW (225°) from Shiliguri, West Bengal, India
123 km (76 miles) NE (39°) from Bhagalpur, Bihar, India
255 km (158 miles) SW (232°) from THIMPHU, Bhutan
Location Uncertainty
horizontal +/- 18 km (11.2 miles); depth +/- 7.1 km (4.4 miles)
Parameters
NST=120, Nph=120, Dmin=>999 km, Rmss=0.67 sec, Gp= 43°,
M-type=body wave magnitude (Mb), Version=7
Source
Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID
usc0008r97
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Quoting Patrap:
2.6 Mag Quake


San Bernardino



2.6 in SoCal? I bet no one even batted an eye. :)

When I lived out there if it wasn't above a 4 it didn't even make the news.
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Quoting trunkmonkey:
I am so sick of Global warming, I wanna puke!
am I the only one in here feeling nauseous?

I understand the sentiment completely.
The fact that Global Warming makes you feel to be sick is understandable.

It's real
Noboddy seems to care.
It's getting worse.

You have my Sympathies....

:):))
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Quoting PensacolaDoug:
Here's something to think about for those here who are so quick to bash Accuweather. They are a successfull business in a field where their leading competition, the NWS, gives its product away for free. Think about what a leap of faith that is, to start a "business where your primary competition gives away its product free. Takes a lot of guts and brains to make that business model work. Lets see some of you bashers here pull off such a feat.



Alright, just as soon as I get my own [.com] website.
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Quoting WeatherNerdPR:


It's been a really bad afternoon and evening for central Puerto Rico.


One word YIKES! No wonder we have had many flood advisories and warnings,with some rivers over banks and inundating towns.
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