Despite a cool October, U.S. on track for its warmest year on record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 7:06 PM GMT on November 10, 2012

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For the first time in sixteen months, the contiguous U.S. has had a month with below-average temperatures, with October 2012 ranking as the 44th coldest (73rd warmest) October since record keeping began in 1895, said NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in their latest State of the Climate report. Temperature extremes were scarce in October, as no states had a top-ten warmest or coldest October. Despite the cool October temperatures, the year-to-date period of January - October was the warmest such period on record for the contiguous U.S.--a remarkable 1.1°F above the previous record. Even if the remainder of 2012 ranks historically in the coldest one-third of November - Decembers ever seen, 2012 will beat out 1998 for warmest year. The first ten days of November have been warmer than average, and the next two weeks are predicted to also average out on the warm side, so it appears likely that we will have to have our coldest December on record in order to keep 2012 from setting the new mark. The November 2011 - October 2012 period was the warmest such 12-month period on record for the contiguous U.S., and the seven warmest 12-month periods since record keeping began in 1895 have all ended during 2012.

Texas had their 9th driest October on record last month, and Washington, Michigan Ohio, Maine, and Maryland had top-ten wettest Octobers; Delaware had their wettest October on record, thanks to rains from Hurricane Sandy. The area of the U.S. experiencing moderate-to-exceptional drought shrank from 65% at the beginning of October to 59% by November 6, with drought conditions improving across parts of the Midwest and Northeast, but worsening across portions of the Northern Rockies.


Figure 1. Year-to-date temperatures for the contiguous U.S. through October, compared to the previous record warmest years in U.S. history. The year-to-date period (thick black line) is 1.1°F warmer than the previous record, set in 1998. Even if the remainder of 2012 ranks historically in the coldest one-third of November - Decembers on record (dark blue line), 2012 will beat out 1998 for the warmest year on record. The data for 2012 are preliminary. Image credit: NOAA/NCDC.

Second most extreme January - October period on record
The year-to-date period was the second most extreme on record in the U.S., according to NOAA's U.S. Climate Extremes Index (CEI), which tracks the percentage area of the contiguous U.S. experiencing top-10% and bottom-10% extremes in temperature, precipitation, and drought. The CEI was 38% during the year-to-date January - October period. This was exceeded only in 1998 (41%), and was nearly double the average value of 20%. Remarkably, 85% of the contiguous U.S. had maximum temperatures that were in the warmest 10% historically during the first ten months of 2012, and 76% of the U.S. of the U.S. had warm minimum temperatures in the top 10%. Both are records. The percentage area of the U.S. experiencing top-10% drought conditions was 28%, which was the 7th greatest since 1910. Only droughts in 2002, 1954 - 1956, and during the Dust Bowl years of 1931 and 1934 were more extreme for the January - October period. Heavy 1-day downpours were below average, though, with 8% of nation experiencing top-10% extremes in October 2012, compared to an average of 10%.


Figure 2. NOAA's U.S. Climate Extremes Index (CEI) for January - October shows that 2012 had the second most extreme first ten months of the year on record, with 38% of the contiguous U.S. experiencing top-10% extreme weather.

The Atlantic is quiet
An area of disturbed weather about 1100 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands has been torn apart by wind shear of 30 - 50 knots. In their 1 pm EST Tropical Weather Outlook, NHC gave the disturbance a 0% chance of developing into a tropical cyclone by Monday. An area of low pressure is predicted to develop just north of Bermuda on Wednesday, and the GFS model predicts that this low could become a subtropical cyclone as moves north-northeastward out to sea late in the week.

Have a great weekend, and I'll be back on Monday with a new post.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting Patrap:


Yo LargoFl,




Veterans Day 2012
Posted by: Patrap, 2:34 PM CST on November 10, 2012
missed you around here..glad your back
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Quoting SherwoodSpirit:
We were forecast to have a high of 74 degrees in St. Louis today, which is remarkable enough in November. I slept with all my windows open because it was 60 degrees out at 1AM. That's higher than the highs have been here for the last couple weeks.
Now we're up to 82 and it's only 2:30 PM, so it'll get higher.
What a weird year it's been here.
heed your local warnings when that strong cold front gets to your area...stay safe ok
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Quoting LargoFl:
Hiya Patrap!!


Yo LargoFl,




Veterans Day 2012
Posted by: Patrap, 2:34 PM CST on November 10, 2012
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We were forecast to have a high of 74 degrees in St. Louis today, which is remarkable enough in November. I slept with all my windows open because it was 60 degrees out at 1AM. That's higher than the highs have been here for the last couple weeks.
Now we're up to 82 and it's only 2:30 PM, so it'll get higher.
What a weird year it's been here.
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CIMARRON-TEXAS-DALLAM-SHERMAN-HANSFORD-HARTLEY-MOOR E-OLDHAM-
DEAF SMITH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOISE CITY...KEYES...GUYMON...DALHART...
STRATFORD...SPEARMAN...GRUVER...HARTLEY...CHANNIN G...DUMAS...
VEGA...HEREFORD
1249 PM CST SAT NOV 10 2012

...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS
EVENING...

* EVENT...STRONG AND SUSTAINED SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 35 TO 40 MPH WITH
HIGHER GUSTS TO BETWEEN 60 AND 65 MPH WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE
WESTERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AS WELL AS THE WESTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS PANHANDLE THIS AFTERNOON.

* TIMING...THESE STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL 6 PM TODAY...THEN
RAPIDLY DIMINISH THEREAFTER.

* IMPACTS...THESE STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT...
ESPECIALLY IN HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. LOOSE OUTDOOR OBJECTS SUCH AS
LAWN FURNITURE...TRASH CANS AND TRAMPOLINES MAY BE MOVED OR TOSSED.
IN ADDITION...AREAS OF BLOWING DUST WILL LIKELY REDUCE VISIBILITIES
TO AROUND 1 MILE AT TIMES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED
OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS
OF 58 MPH OR MORE MAY LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

&&

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Quoting yonzabam:


In my opinion, exposure to environmental chemicals which disrupt GABA(A) receptor functioning, such as organophosphate, organochlorine and pyrethroid insecticides, methyl mercury, bisphenol A, phthalates and, perhaps most important, folic acid, is contributing to the modern childhood epidemics of autism, ADHD, asthma and type 1 diabetes.

It's my specialist subject. More here:

www.nfkbdiseases.wordpress.com
thanks, I had no idea all this was IN our waters..it should be our nations top concern..and it isnt im afraid..
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Quoting Luisport:
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Severe storms and a few tornadoes for ERN NEB... CNTRL KS http://1.usa.gov/el9BfM?SPC


13 minAccuWeather.com‏@breakingweather

Severe weather will move into the areas of central Kansas to eastern Nebraska in the next hour or two.
yes this could be a very dangerous front alright..heed your local warnings folks
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Severe storms and a few tornadoes for ERN NEB... CNTRL KS http://1.usa.gov/el9BfM?SPC


13 minAccuWeather.com‏@breakingweather

Severe weather will move into the areas of central Kansas to eastern Nebraska in the next hour or two.
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Quoting LargoFl:

Pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, shampoo, toothpaste, pesticides, chemical run-off from highways and many other pollutants infiltrate the giant aquifer under Mexico%u2019s %u201CRiviera Maya,%u201D research shows.

The wastes contaminate a vast labyrinth of water-filled caves under the popular tourist destination on the Yucatan Peninsula. The polluted water flows through the caves and into the Caribbean Sea. Land-sourced pollution may have contributed, along with overfishing, coral diseases, and climate change, to the loss since 1990 of up to 50% of corals on the reefs off the region%u2019s coast.



And, with a 10-fold increase in population through 2030 expected, the problems are likely to worsen, according to research published today in the journal Environmental Pollution


In my opinion, exposure to environmental chemicals which disrupt GABA(A) receptor functioning, such as organophosphate, organochlorine and pyrethroid insecticides, methyl mercury, bisphenol A, phthalates and, perhaps most important, folic acid, is contributing to the modern childhood epidemics of autism, ADHD, asthma and type 1 diabetes.

It's my specialist subject. More here:

www.nfkbdiseases.wordpress.com
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Taken from a blog...maybe our Aussie can answer this question?.................................."Hi Spud.... I was watching a TV program here in the USA last night called "Prophets of Doom"... a documentary style program that speaks about the dire state of our world... everything from the failing economy,ability to feed the large population.... well... many things that are v-e-r-y concerning. A GREAT program, I might add... I would consider it a MUST see for everyone on the planet. So, now after a healthy plug for a very good program, I have a question about something that was said on the program.... is it true that it is against the law in Australia to take a shower longer than 5 minutes long?? One of the men being interviewed was talking about the fact that our water supplies are dwindling, and those we still have are becoming polluted with all kinds of things. He started using Australia as an example of a place that has had to conserve water. I know that this might seem like a v-e-r-y stupid question, but IF it is true that shower time is regulated, h-o-w in the heck do they get folks to comply with something like that? I mean... how does the government enforce such a law? Thank you for answering such a question...
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Thank you Dr. Masters
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Good afternoon. Cooler temperatures combined with scattered showers will be the dominant weather pattern for the next 24-48 hours in PR/VI.

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
356 PM AST SAT NOV 10 2012

.SYNOPSIS...A MID TO UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO SHIFT
EAST THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND...AS A TROUGH CONTINUES
TO ESTABLISHES ITSELF JUST WEST THROUGH NORTHWEST OF THE LOCAL
AREA AND THEN PERSISTS THROUGH AT LEAST THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.

&&

.DISCUSSION...A COLD FRONT EXTENDING FROM NEAR HAITI NORTHEAST
ACROSS THE ATLANTIC...AND ASSOCIATED SHEARLINE EXTENDING FROM NEAR
THE MONA PASSAGE NORTHEAST...WILL CONTINUE TO SHIFT EAST SOUTHEAST
TONIGHT...WITH THE SHEARLINE AND ITS ASSOCIATED MOISTURE EXPECTED
TO MOVE VERY NEAR THE LOCAL ISLANDS TONIGHT AND PROBABLY LINGER
THROUGH AT LEAST SUNDAY...BEFORE LIFTING SLOWLY BACK TO THE WEST
NORTHWEST MONDAY AND TUESDAY. THE COMBINATION OF THIS SHEAR LINE
AND ITS ASSOCIATED MOISTURE...THE MID TO UPPER LEVEL TROUGH JUST
WEST THROUGH NORTHWEST OF THE LOCAL AREA AND LOCAL EFFECTS...
SHOULD RESULT IN A GOOD DEAL OF CLOUDINESS...SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER PARTS OF THE LOCAL ISLANDS
FOR TONIGHT AND SUNDAY AND THEN PROBABLY LINGERING THROUGH MONDAY
AND TUESDAY...WITH THE PREVAILING LOW TO MID LEVEL FLOW DICTATING
THE LOCATION OF THE BEST COVERAGE EACH DAY.

&&

.AVIATION...PREVAILING VFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE
LOCAL ISLANDS AND AT MOST TAF SITES DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.
HOWEVER...BRIEF MVFR CONDITIONS AND LOCAL MOUNTAIN OBSCURATIONS
ARE EXPECTED THROUGH AT LEAST 10/23Z...ESPECIALLY OVER THE
CENTRAL AND WESTERN INTERIOR...WEST AND SOUTHWEST SECTIONS OF
PUERTO RICO...INCLUDING AT LEAST IN THE VICINITY OF TJMZ AND TJPS
IN SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

&&

.MARINE...GENERALLY EXPECT WINDS OF 19 KNOTS OR LESS AND SEAS OF
6 FEET OR LESS IN NORTH SWELLS ACROSS THE REGIONAL WATERS THROUGH
AT LEAST MONDAY. SMALL BOAT OPERATORS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION OVER
PARTS OF THE LOCAL COASTAL WATERS TONIGHT.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
SJU 76 87 75 87 / 60 60 40 50
STT 82 82 82 82 / 60 60 40 40
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Im sorry..that show on history channel..prophets of doom..really scared me, had no idea our water ways were so polluted with i cant describe how many pollutants,forget the economy..forget climate change....IF..we run out of clean drinking water..poof we go
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Quoting LargoFl:

Pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, shampoo, toothpaste, pesticides, chemical run-off from highways and many other pollutants infiltrate the giant aquifer under Mexico’s “Riviera Maya,” research shows.

The wastes contaminate a vast labyrinth of water-filled caves under the popular tourist destination on the Yucatan Peninsula. The polluted water flows through the caves and into the Caribbean Sea. Land-sourced pollution may have contributed, along with overfishing, coral diseases, and climate change, to the loss since 1990 of up to 50% of corals on the reefs off the region’s coast.



And, with a 10-fold increase in population through 2030 expected, the problems are likely to worsen, according to research published today in the journal Environmental Pollution
...ask yourself..do we..along the gulf coast...eat fish...caught by the fishermen..from the carribean?
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Pharmaceuticals, illicit drugs, shampoo, toothpaste, pesticides, chemical run-off from highways and many other pollutants infiltrate the giant aquifer under Mexico’s “Riviera Maya,” research shows.

The wastes contaminate a vast labyrinth of water-filled caves under the popular tourist destination on the Yucatan Peninsula. The polluted water flows through the caves and into the Caribbean Sea. Land-sourced pollution may have contributed, along with overfishing, coral diseases, and climate change, to the loss since 1990 of up to 50% of corals on the reefs off the region’s coast.



And, with a 10-fold increase in population through 2030 expected, the problems are likely to worsen, according to research published today in the journal Environmental Pollution
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NASA seem to be getting their global temperature data out a little more quickly than usual. Globally, October was the second warmest October on record, at 0.69 degrees C above the 1951-80 average.

Oddly, despite the record minimum Arctic Ocean sea ice area in September, the northern hemisphere average temperature for October was only the eighth warmest on record, at 0.77 degrees C above average.

And October in the southern hemisphere was the warmest October on record - by a whopping 0.09 degrees C. I wonder what caused that?


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Today's severe weather should get cranking soon...



MESOSCALE DISCUSSION 2109
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0153 PM CST SAT NOV 10 2012

AREAS AFFECTED...ERN NEB...CNTRL KS

CONCERNING...SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH LIKELY

VALID 101953Z - 102200Z

PROBABILITY OF WATCH ISSUANCE...80 PERCENT

SUMMARY...DISCRETE TSTMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ALONG A
COLD/QUASI-STATIONARY FRONT AND DRYLINE BETWEEN 21-23Z. THIS
ACTIVITY SHOULD BECOME SUPERCELLULAR WITH PRIMARY INITIAL THREATS OF
SEVERE HAIL/WIND ALONG WITH A FEW TORNADOES...WITH UPSCALE GROWTH
PROBABLE DURING THE EVENING.

DISCUSSION...19Z SURFACE ANALYSIS PLACED A SERIES OF CYCLONES ALONG
A FRONTAL ZONE FROM E-CNTRL CO E/NEWD INTO NERN NEB. A DRYLINE
INTERSECTED THE FRONT NEAR GRI...EXTENDING S/SWWD INTO THE ERN TX
PANHANDLE. ASCENT ASSOCIATED WITH THE VIGOROUS SHORT WAVE TROUGH IN
THE LEE OF THE ROCKIES APPEARS TO BE STRENGTHENING IN THE HIGH
PLAINS...INFERRED BY DEEPENING CU DEVELOPMENT W OF THE DRYLINE. THIS
LOBE OF ASCENT INVOF CO/NEB/KS BORDER WILL OVERSPREAD THE
DRYLINE/FRONT INTERSECTION AROUND 22Z...WHERE SURFACE PRESSURE FALLS
ARE CURRENTLY MAXIMIZED. INITIAL TSTM DEVELOPMENT IS PROBABLE HERE
WITH ACTIVITY RIDING ALONG AND N OF THE FRONT. ADDITIONAL STORMS
WILL FIRE SOUTH ALONG THE DRYLINE BY 00Z.

AIR MASS AHEAD OF THE DRYLINE IS CHARACTERIZED BY 20-30 F SURFACE
TEMPERATURE/DEW POINT SPREADS...AS MODEST BOUNDARY LAYER MOISTURE
REMAINS THE PRIMARY LIMITING FACTOR TO A MORE ROBUST SEVERE THREAT.
EVEN WITH MODEST BUOYANCY...STEEP MID-LEVEL LAPSE RATES AND
STRENGTHENING DEEP-LAYER SHEAR WILL PROMOTE UPDRAFT ROTATION WITH
WIDELY SCATTERED SWATHS OF SEVERE HAIL/WIND PROBABLE. AS A PLUME OF
56-58 F SURFACE DEW POINTS IN S-CNTRL KS TO W-CNTRL OK IS DRAWN
NWD...A FEW TORNADOES MAY DEVELOP. OTHERWISE...ACTIVITY SHOULD
EVOLVE INTO BOWING STRUCTURES/SHORT-LINE SEGMENTS WITH A PRIMARY
RISK OF DAMAGING WIND.

..GRAMS/WEISS.. 11/10/2012
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So..where does YOUR drinking water come from?............The amount of pollution in Indiana’s rivers and streams is greater than any other state’s in the country, according to a study recently released by Environment America Research and Policy Center.

Five states — Indiana, Virginia, Nebraska, Texas and Georgia — accounted for 40 percent of the total amount of toxic discharge to U.S. waterways in 2010, according to the study, which reported that 226 million pounds of toxic chemicals were discharged into 1,400 waterways across the country.

Indiana accounts for 27,366,513 pounds of toxic chemicals released into America’s waterways, the study reported.

“America’s waterways are a polluter’s paradise right now,” Shelley Vinyard, clean water advocate with Environment America, said in a press release. “We must turn the tide of toxic pollution by restoring Clean Water Act protections to our waterways.”

The Calumet River system in Indiana and Illinois, the study revealed, is home to five different Superfund toxic waste sites. At one time, the study said, the sites were so polluted that not even sludge worms could live there.

Food and beverage manufacturing, metals manufacturing, chemical plants and petroleum refineries, the study concluded, were among the largest polluters. Indiana’s AK Steel Corporation dumped the most toxic pollution, nearly 30 million pounds, into waterways in 2010, according to the study.

Nitrates accounted for nearly 90 percent of the total volume of discharges into waterways reported in 2010.

Environment America’s report summarized discharges of cancer-causing chemicals, chemicals that persist in the environment and chemicals with the potential to cause reproductive problems ranging from birth defects to reduced fertility.

These chemicals include arsenic, mercury and benzene.

“The Clean Water Act’s original objective was to clean up all of America’s waterways by 1985 — 27 years ago,” said Rob Kerth, analyst for Frontier Group and coauthor of the report. “Many people born in 1985 have kids of their own now, yet still millions of pounds of toxic chemicals are being dumped into our waterways.”

— Mark Keierleber
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yesterday i watched a show on drinking water,and it showed how most of the western states got their water from an aquifer deep underground, left over water from a glacier ages ago..now when this water is used up..where..will those states get their drinking water etc?.......forget climate change..the whole country needs to..today..start thinking about our drinking water quality..and where it comes from
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...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST
SUNDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST SUNDAY.

* LOCATION...THE EASTERN SAWATCH MOUNTAINS ABOVE 11000 FEET.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A LARGE AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL TRACK
SLOWLY EAST ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN AND COLORADO THROUGH THE
WEEKEND. A PROLONGED PERIOD OF MOIST WINDS WILL IMPACT THE
CONTINENTAL DIVIDE DURING THIS TIME RESULTING IN PERIODS OF
SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. THE HEAVIEST SNOW AND STRONGEST WINDS
ARE EXPECTED TODAY INTO SUNDAY MORNING.

* SNOW ACCUMULATION...10 TO 16 INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY ON WEST FACING SLOPES.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 35 GUSTING TO 50 MPH...CAUSING
BLOWING SNOW...DRIFTING SNOW AND WHITEOUT CONDITIONS AT TIMES.

* IMPACT...TRAVEL WILL BE VERY HAZARDOUS DUE TO HEAVY BLOWING
AND DRIFTING SNOW...NEAR ZERO VISIBILITIES AND ICY...SNOW
COVERED ROADS. THIS INCLUDES MONARCH PASS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY ARE EXPECTED DUE TO HEAVY
SNOWFALL AND BLOWING SNOW.

AVOID TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA. IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO TRAVEL
IN THE WARNING AREA DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...LISTEN TO
THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND CONSIDER TRAVELING AT ANOTHER
TIME OR BY ANOTHER ROUTE. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL IN THE WARNING AREA
DURING THE TIME OF THE WARNING...TAKE ALONG A WINTER SURVIVAL
KIT. IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN A RURAL AREA...STAY WITH YOUR
VEHICLE UNTIL HELP ARRIVES. TO KEEP WARM IN YOUR VEHICLE...RUN
YOUR ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR...AND MAKE SURE THE EXHAUST PIPE
IS CLEAR OF SNOW TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.

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folks in the midwest, watch your local warnings 60 mph gusts..
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Looks like the front weakens as it gets to me.......
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Looks like monday and tuesday could get interesting along the gulf coast.................................
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Thanks Dr. Masters, reading your blog is a part of my daily routine.
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Normally wouldn't post about an obvious typo BUT I first read&mistranslated
"Temperature extremes were scare in October..." as "Temperature extremes were scary in October..."
before reading the followup, which made me double-take the typo into
"Temperature extremes were scarce in October..."
Probably wouldn't have happened if it'd been about any other month, but what with Halloween every year and the addition of Sandy this year...
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Thanks Dr. Masters.
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I hope this is not a dry winter for NC. Near Charlotte the woods are pretty dry
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