October 2012: Earth's 5th warmest October on record

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 5:18 PM GMT on November 15, 2012

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October 2012 was the globe's 5th warmest October on record, said National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) today. NASA rated October 2012 the 2nd warmest October on record. Global temperature records begin in 1880. October 2012 global land temperatures were the 8th warmest on record, and global ocean temperatures were the 4th warmest on record. October 2012 was the 332nd consecutive month with global temperatures warmer than the 20th century average. The last time Earth had a below-average October global temperature was in 1976, and the last below-average month of any kind was February 1985. Global satellite-measured temperatures in October 2012 for the lowest 8 km of the atmosphere were 7th or 2nd warmest in the 34-year record, according to Remote Sensing Systems and the University of Alabama Huntsville (UAH), respectively. Wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, has a comprehensive post on the notable weather events of October 2012 in his October 2012 Global Weather Extremes Summary.


Figure 1. Departure of temperature from average for October 2012, the 5th warmest October for the globe since record keeping began in 1880. Several regions around the globe were much warmer than average, including northeastern and southwestern North America, most of South America, northern Africa, southeastern Europe, southwestern Asia, and far eastern Russia. A heat wave brought record warmth to large areas of Brazil and Bolivia. Record heat was also present in southern India. It was cooler than average in parts of northern Siberia, Mongolia, and northern China along with much of central North America. Western Canada was much cooler than average. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) .

El Niño watch discontinued
Neutral El Niño conditions exist in the equatorial Pacific, where sea surface temperatures were 0.4°C above average as of November 12. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center (CPC) has cancelled their El Niño watch, and expects neutral El Niño conditions for the coming winter. Temperatures in the equatorial Eastern Pacific need to be 0.5°C above average or warmer to be considered an El Niño. El Niño conditions tend to bring cooler and wetter winter weather to the Southern U.S.


Figure 2. Arctic sea ice extent in October 2012 (thick black line) was the second lowest since satellite records began in 1979. Sea ice extent has sunk to the lowest values on record for this time of year during the first half of November. The previous record low occurred in 2007 (magenta line.) Image credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) and meteomodel.pl.

Arctic sea ice falls to 2nd lowest October extent on record
Arctic sea ice extent during October reached its second lowest extent in the 35-year satellite record, behind 2007, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC). Beginning in late October, Arctic sea ice extent began setting new daily record lows again, and it is very likely we will have a new monthly record low for the month of November. I have much more to say about this year's extraordinary loss of Arctic sea ice in my October 20, 2012 post, Earth's attic is on fire: Arctic sea ice bottoms out at a new record low.

Jeff Masters

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306. DoctorDave1
4:27 PM GMT on November 26, 2012
Why AGW is not real:

It is impossible if the oceans are cooling. Ocean heat content is >1000000x than the atmosphere. http://bit.ly/USEOM8

In real science, theories are constantly being tested, but NO, regarding AGW, "the science is settled".

If the assertions (i.e. %u2013 polar bear population decrease) made by AGW advocates were true, they would be backed by hard data, and they are not.

If it were, the prior predictions of global climate computer models based on CO2 would have been correct, and they were not. No one can deny this, but they do anyway.

If it were, ALL climate money would go directly to deep subsidies for solar panels, and it does not. Do the math: everyone could already have them already if the money %u201Cused%u201D to date had been used for that purpose.

If it were, world governments would be building nuclear plants like crazy, and they are not. They produce no CO2 and the newer thorium-based systems are an order of magnitude safer than those built with early technology.

Climate science research goes on (http://bit.ly/SOYJpi ), but to deaf ears of those who are eager to profit from it.
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305. ScottLincoln
7:27 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting AussieStorm:
2.) When you compare the observed temperatures of the past 10 years against all the climate model predictions, the result should do more than raise eyebrows about how much taxpayer money is being wasted on climate science that is proving to be wrong.


Interestingly enough, when looking at a different source, the comparison between models used in the IPCC report and observed temperatures appears different:
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304. ScottLincoln
7:13 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting AussieStorm:
Not only is the temperature no longer rising, but one can also see the disconnect with CO2.
As far as the temperatures rising faster than forecasted, a couple of points:

1.) The only way that could happen is if they were being forecasted to fall, since they are not rising.

2.) When you compare the observed temperatures of the past 10 years against all the climate model predictions, the result should do more than raise eyebrows about how much taxpayer money is being wasted on climate science that is proving to be wrong.

Of course we know that the earth is still accumulating heat on climatic timescales. Near-surface air temperatures alone are just a part, a very small part, of all the heat reservoirs of Earth. The atmosphere/oceans/ice, when looked at on climatic timescales, continue to accumulate heat and this rate has not reduced by any level of statistical significance.

Let's just say for argument that the air temperatures of the near surface atmosphere were not warming at the expected rate. Would it not then be countered by the fact that the ice and oceans are accumulating heat at a faster-than-predicted rate?
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303. aspectre
4:54 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
NEW BLOG
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302. JerseyShoreGirl
4:37 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
I've seen news about three different documentaries will or have already aired. It did not mention viewer time zones, but a quick search should tell you.

Superstorm 2012 (National Geographic Channel Thursday, 10 p.m. (look for repeats)


NOVA: Inside the Megastorm (WNET/13, Sunday, 7 p.m.)


Superstorm 2012: Hell and High Water (History, Sunday, 9 p.m.)
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301. StormPro
4:17 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting Grothar:


The Northshore of What?

Lake Ponchartrain...sorry. I thought everybody knew I was a Louisiana boy
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300. HurrMichaelOrl
3:58 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
This overcast, cool weather has been a very welcome change of pace here in Florida, very "gentle" weather. What is this talk of snow in the FL Panhandle?

To answer an earlier poster's question...For it to snow in Florida, you (obviously) need sufficiently cold temperatures, but also moisture and some sort of mechanism to cause precipitation. This moisture and/or mechanism tends to be rare in Florida when temperatures are cold enough for frozen precip. The Florida Panhandle experiences snow (often just flurries) somewhere at least every other year on average, whereas any type of frozen precip. is extremely rare in South Florida, and likely occurs an average of, say 3 times per century.
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299. Barefootontherocks
3:46 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting Chucktown:
A friend just sent this to me - Sandy NWS assessment team disbands.

Link

Quoting Barefootontherocks:
Oh man, the implications, indications, signs... Wow. Just wow.

Quoting TomballTXPride:

That's standard, Barefoot.

Nothing new here.

Move on. Or as Aquak9 would say "Carry on, Go in Peace"
Not standard for NWS to cancel a service assessment on order from higher-ups.

Bless your little heart for trying to understand, and please forgive me for not responding to further comment from you and/or others.

Have a nice day.
;)
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298. NativeSun
3:45 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
CyberTeddy, if we get a blizard in Florida you know they will blame it on global warming. 5th warmest October on record, how long do the records go back? Not very far I bet, maybe a couple hundred years of how many billions the Earth has been around.
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297. pcola57
3:36 PM GMT on November 16, 2012

1 KM Visible Satellite for Florida



1 KM Visible Satellite for Southern Florida


1 KM Visible Satellite for Carolinas
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296. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
3:34 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
JeffMasters has created a new entry.
295. AussieStorm
3:33 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting Grothar:


The Northshore of What?

Nort shore about that.
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294. hydrus
3:33 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting yoboi:



was that gro in that pic???
No. If that pic was 10 to the power of a googol, ya might have an image of the Grothar Entity.
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293. ILwthrfan
3:32 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting washingtonian115:
Yes!.I'm not asking it to snow everyday of the winter.I just want to see at least 3 or 4 different good snow events of 4" or more(Not three feet like the one back in 2010 delivered).This doesn't have to be our snowiest winter just more interesting than the last..


Well if your in the D.C. area I'd say getting 20-30 inches this year might be a good bet. It all depends on the timing with the cold air and phasing of systems, but it looks like it's going to be wetter than normal. CPC just came out a few days with their updated outlooks.

December Outlook

Precip:


Temperatures:


Three month outlook

Precip:



Temperatures:



I would expect that above normal anomalies for precipitation would extend all the way through mid-Atlantic states. The storm track would be right on top of you.
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292. Grothar
3:30 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting StormPro:
LOL morning all 43 here on the Northshore


The Northshore of What?
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291. Grothar
3:27 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting Chicklit:

There's a reason for that.
I loved them as a kid.
But that was a very long time ago and haven't had one since!


Come on Chicklit. We all sneak a Twinkie now and then. I know when I pass the pharmacy to pick up my Geritol, I have to grab a Ring-Ding on the way out.
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290. hydrus
3:27 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting LargoFl:
I remember that 1985 freeze, just moved to florida back then and was thinking I didnt move far enough south lol
We had frost on the pilings at our marina...A rare event indeed.
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289. pcola57
3:27 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting Doppler22:

What about Southern PA?


Usually i have snow when u have snow cause the bad winter storms here come from the south... so start doing a snow dance wash! :p


Here's a snow forecast link for you Doppler,it may be helpful as winter moves along.. :)
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288. Doppler22
3:27 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting washingtonian115:
I still couldn't help the kids build the snow family like I had promised due to the dry winter.I could tell the kids were desperate after trying to build snow men in about a 1" of snow.

Yeah i want another 09-10 winter
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287. fireflymom
3:25 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Great photo Aussie, I vote for Tezza it sounds stormy.
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286. hydrus
3:25 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting PensacolaDoug:



Prolly blame this on agw too.
I stubbed my toe this morning.. because of agw..
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285. Grothar
3:23 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting CybrTeddy:
You know, there's a question I've always wondered. What would be the cause for significant snow in Florida? Maybe Levi or someone could answer that.


Cold weather.
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284. hydrus
3:23 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting yoboi:



was that gro in that pic???
LOL
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283. AussieStorm
3:19 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Superstorm looms over unstable east



SUPERCELL thunderstorms with the potential to create tornadoes are threatening to smash NSW and Queensland this weekend.

Considered the most dangerous storms, supercells develop where wind shear is present through a very unstable atmosphere.

"Supercell thunderstorms are likely to produce severe weather," said Tom Saunders, Senior Meteorologist at The Weather Channel.

He said such extreme weather events were "likely across northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland this weekend and have the potential to cause flash flooding, damaging winds and large hail".

"The wind shear leads to rotation within the storm and a longer lifespan," he said.

"Supercells often cause very heavy rain and flash flooding, large hail, damaging winds gusts and occasionally tornadoes.

The more intense thunderstorms this weekend have the potential to bring around 50mm of rain, but most of northeast New South Wales and southeast Queensland are expected to receive at least 20mm.

Mr Saunders said the chance of severe storms would reduce by Monday as the trough moves offshore.

In Queensland, any storms will follow an early burst of hot weather.

Ipswich is expected to record a top of 37C on Saturday, as will Brisbane's western and southern suburbs.

Much of the west will be in the 40s.

Weather Bureau forecaster Bryan Rolstone said the hottest place in the state would most likely be Bedourie in the far southwest, with 43C.

"A northwest wind will bring hot air out of the Gulf (of Carpentaria) and the NT," Mr Rolstone said.

"There'll be more moisture around on Saturday and a trough will be right on us, providing lift and moisture.

"We're about a month behind with our storm season, but moisture levels are rising."

The Yanks had Sandy, now our superstorm needs a name.

Which do you like?

Barry 9.06% (362 votes)
Shane 2.93% (117 votes)
Kylie 5.13% (205 votes)
Cheryl 6.86% (274 votes)
Bruce 10.81% (432 votes)
Tezza 9.89% (395 votes)
Gaz 6.38% (255 votes)
Shaz 23.88% (954 votes)
Jacko 6.48% (259 votes)
Col 2.43% (97 votes)
Donna 2.95% (118 votes)
Alfie 6.41% (256 votes)
Johnno 6.78% (271 votes)

Total votes: 3995
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282. CybrTeddy
3:15 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
You know, there's a question I've always wondered. What would be the cause for significant snow in Florida? Maybe Levi or someone could answer that.
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281. VR46L
3:10 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting PensacolaDoug:



Prolly blame this on agw too.


LMAO....
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280. PensacolaDoug
3:08 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting overwash12:
The end of Snowballs, Folks!



Prolly blame this on agw too.
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279. washingtonian115
3:08 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting Doppler22:

yeah and after a dead winter like last year in snow form... we need another large winter with a goods bit of snow
I still couldn't help the kids build the snow family like I had promised due to the dry winter.I could tell the kids were desperate after trying to build snow men in about a 1" of snow.
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278. yoboi
3:04 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting hydrus:
It has happened...Sorta..Wiki..On February 12, snow started falling from Fort Myers and Tampa in Florida west towards New Orleans. Blizzard conditions were reported north of Tampa along the west coast of Florida due to ocean-effect snow. The storm crossed the Florida peninsula and intensified as it rapidly moved up the Eastern United States. High Point, North Carolina recorded 10-12" (25%u201330 cm) of snow, and temperatures as low as 10 �F (%u221212 �C) on the 11th, 5 �F (%u221215 �C) on the 13th, and 3 �F (%u221216 �C) on the 14th. It was said to be the coldest weather known to the oldest inhabitants. Washington, D.C. recorded its all-time record single snowfall of 20.5 inches (52 cm), though it was later broken. Cape May, New Jersey recorded 34 inches (86 cm), which is the highest single storm snowfall total ever in New Jersey, in what is normally the least-snowy part of the state.

The port of New Orleans was completely iced over by February 13, with ice floes reportedly floating out of the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico. On February 14 the city experienced its coldest ever Mardi Gras reading of 22 �F (%u22126 �C). The Krewe of Rex Parade was delayed while snow was removed from the route.[1]

Also on February 14, the low temperature in Miami was 29 �F (%u22122 �C), the second-coldest (and the first sub-30) temperature that the city has ever recorded.

North of the Mid-Atlantic region, the storm weakened somewhat, but it was still a very powerful blizzard. New York's Central Park recorded 16 inches (41 cm), which at the time was its third-biggest snowfall, but many surrounding areas recorded 2%u20133 feet (60 to 90 cm), as did most of New England.

There are even Cuban reports (made by the U.S. Weather Bureau, as Cuba was a U.S. territory at the time) that the country experienced hard frost which killed or damaged many crops. This was despite the cold air first having to cross the Florida Strait and its warm Gulf Stream waters. The blizzard of 1899 is referred to as "The Snow King".

The only other cold wave of such severity in the Southeast was the 1985 Florida freeze, which destroyed the citrus groves in central Florida, and forced the industry into south Florida.



was that gro in that pic???
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277. LargoFl
3:04 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
another front coming into the northwest states..probably our next weather event coming............
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276. etxwx
3:03 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting Chicklit:

There's a reason for that.
I loved them as a kid.
But that was a very long time ago and haven't had one since!


But if you had saved any of those childhood Twinkies, they would still be fresh and tasty to this day. ;-)

The Eternal Twinkie...may it rest in peace.
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275. LargoFl
3:02 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting hydrus:
It has happened...Sorta..Wiki..On February 12, snow started falling from Fort Myers and Tampa in Florida west towards New Orleans. Blizzard conditions were reported north of Tampa along the west coast of Florida due to ocean-effect snow. The storm crossed the Florida peninsula and intensified as it rapidly moved up the Eastern United States. High Point, North Carolina recorded 10-12" (25%u201330 cm) of snow, and temperatures as low as 10 �F (%u221212 �C) on the 11th, 5 �F (%u221215 �C) on the 13th, and 3 �F (%u221216 �C) on the 14th. It was said to be the coldest weather known to the oldest inhabitants. Washington, D.C. recorded its all-time record single snowfall of 20.5 inches (52 cm), though it was later broken. Cape May, New Jersey recorded 34 inches (86 cm), which is the highest single storm snowfall total ever in New Jersey, in what is normally the least-snowy part of the state.

The port of New Orleans was completely iced over by February 13, with ice floes reportedly floating out of the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico. On February 14 the city experienced its coldest ever Mardi Gras reading of 22 �F (%u22126 �C). The Krewe of Rex Parade was delayed while snow was removed from the route.[1]

Also on February 14, the low temperature in Miami was 29 �F (%u22122 �C), the second-coldest (and the first sub-30) temperature that the city has ever recorded.

North of the Mid-Atlantic region, the storm weakened somewhat, but it was still a very powerful blizzard. New York's Central Park recorded 16 inches (41 cm), which at the time was its third-biggest snowfall, but many surrounding areas recorded 2%u20133 feet (60 to 90 cm), as did most of New England.

There are even Cuban reports (made by the U.S. Weather Bureau, as Cuba was a U.S. territory at the time) that the country experienced hard frost which killed or damaged many crops. This was despite the cold air first having to cross the Florida Strait and its warm Gulf Stream waters. The blizzard of 1899 is referred to as "The Snow King".

The only other cold wave of such severity in the Southeast was the 1985 Florida freeze, which destroyed the citrus groves in central Florida, and forced the industry into south Florida.
I remember that 1985 freeze, just moved to florida back then and was thinking I didnt move far enough south lol
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274. Doppler22
3:02 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting washingtonian115:
I tried and my husband looked at me as though someone else had taken over my body.lol.When we have a gry winter that usually leads to a dry spring and summer.Like this past year where parcipitation was almost absent.

yeah and after a dead winter like last year in snow form... we need another large winter with a goods bit of snow
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273. washingtonian115
3:00 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting Doppler22:

What about Southern PA?


Usually i have snow when u have snow cause the bad winter storms here come from the south... so start doing a snow dance wash! :p
I tried and my husband looked at me as though someone else had taken over my body.lol.When we have a gry winter that usually leads to a dry spring and summer.Like this past year where parcipitation was almost absent.
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272. overwash12
2:59 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
We have had Ocean effect snows here in N.C. About 8 years ago they had a foot of snow in Manteo. I bet it would have to be a really cold blast to make it snow all the way to Tampa!
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271. Doppler22
2:57 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting ILwthrfan:


Pattern set ups is looking good for you washington115 if your wanting your snow that is...;)

What about Southern PA?

Quoting washingtonian115:
Yes!.I'm not asking it to snow everyday of the winter.I just want to see at least 3 or 4 different good snow events of 4" or more(Not three feet like the one back in 2010 delivered).This doesn't have to be our snowiest winter just more interesting than the last..

Usually i have snow when u have snow cause the bad winter storms here come from the south... so start doing a snow dance wash! :p
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270. hydrus
2:53 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting Chicklit:

There's a reason for that.
I loved them as a kid.
But that was a very long time ago and haven't had one since!
I have eaten a few in my day. I hope they can get back on track. Low showing up but far to the south.
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269. Chicklit
2:51 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting overwash12:
The end of Snowballs, Folks!

gag
anyway, it's the bittersweet end of an era!
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268. hydrus
2:51 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting Sfloridacat5:


I've always pictured an extreme artic blast of air causing GOM effect snow across SW. Florida.
It has happened...Sorta..Wiki..On February 12, snow started falling from Fort Myers and Tampa in Florida west towards New Orleans. Blizzard conditions were reported north of Tampa along the west coast of Florida due to ocean-effect snow. The storm crossed the Florida peninsula and intensified as it rapidly moved up the Eastern United States. High Point, North Carolina recorded 10-12" (25%u201330 cm) of snow, and temperatures as low as 10 F (%u221212 C) on the 11th, 5 F (%u221215 C) on the 13th, and 3 F (%u221216 C) on the 14th. It was said to be the coldest weather known to the oldest inhabitants. Washington, D.C. recorded its all-time record single snowfall of 20.5 inches (52 cm), though it was later broken. Cape May, New Jersey recorded 34 inches (86 cm), which is the highest single storm snowfall total ever in New Jersey, in what is normally the least-snowy part of the state.

The port of New Orleans was completely iced over by February 13, with ice floes reportedly floating out of the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico. On February 14 the city experienced its coldest ever Mardi Gras reading of 22 F (%u22126 C). The Krewe of Rex Parade was delayed while snow was removed from the route.[1]

Also on February 14, the low temperature in Miami was 29 F (%u22122 C), the second-coldest (and the first sub-30) temperature that the city has ever recorded.

North of the Mid-Atlantic region, the storm weakened somewhat, but it was still a very powerful blizzard. New York's Central Park recorded 16 inches (41 cm), which at the time was its third-biggest snowfall, but many surrounding areas recorded 2%u20133 feet (60 to 90 cm), as did most of New England.

There are even Cuban reports (made by the U.S. Weather Bureau, as Cuba was a U.S. territory at the time) that the country experienced hard frost which killed or damaged many crops. This was despite the cold air first having to cross the Florida Strait and its warm Gulf Stream waters. The blizzard of 1899 is referred to as "The Snow King".

The only other cold wave of such severity in the Southeast was the 1985 Florida freeze, which destroyed the citrus groves in central Florida, and forced the industry into south Florida.
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267. Chicklit
2:49 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting TropicTraveler:
Enough of this climate change talk. Let's talk about the serious issue of the day. NO MORE TWINKIES! or ding dongs...

There's a reason for that.
I loved them as a kid.
But that was a very long time ago and haven't had one since!
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266. washingtonian115
2:46 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting ILwthrfan:


Pattern set ups is looking good for you washington115 if your wanting your snow that is...;)
Yes!.I'm not asking it to snow everyday of the winter.I just want to see at least 3 or 4 different good snow events of 4" or more(Not three feet like the one back in 2010 delivered).This doesn't have to be our snowiest winter just more interesting than the last..
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265. ILwthrfan
2:40 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting washingtonian115:
Good morning..since it is Doc's blog i will not complain to much of what the topic is.All I know is that I better have a interesting winter.


Pattern set ups is looking good for you washington115 if your wanting your snow that is...;)
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264. Sfloridacat5
2:38 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
If this were to occur, snow would occur all the way down into North Florida. No joke.


Bring it on!


I've always pictured an extreme artic blast of air causing GOM effect snow across SW. Florida.
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263. ILwthrfan
2:37 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting HurrikanEB:



I haven't done the research myself yet, so I an just throwing this out there, but how can temperatures be "no longer rising" when month after month both the US an the globe keep setting at least top ten warmest heat records per month? The fact that they're records implies that temperatures are indeed rising...

But I do agree with your and the president's first statements about contributing particular events to GW.


With respect to the U.S. and any other local area having a nth warmest year on record it is specifically referenced to just that local area. When you average all these areas across the globe and add all the temperatures, they comes out to a net increasing number, but local areas are in constant flux, with the net result being that there is much more record warmth being recorded than record cold.


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262. Barefootontherocks
2:36 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
[Reply to Mr. Mixon at comment 62. removed]
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261. washingtonian115
2:36 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting overwash12:
The end of Snowballs, Folks!
You know on Sunday I was trying to figure out whether I should by me that snowball or not...I didn't so now I have to rush to the store and get it before its gone.Thankfully CVS is in walking distance :).
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260. goosegirl1
2:36 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting indianrivguy:


Blind Mellon Chitlin'?

I sorry, but if after all the warnings and press, if you decided NOT to prepare "because" the NHC quit calling this storm a hurricane, then maybe you belong in the Darwinian process. This is 20/20 hindsight maneuvering for litigation.


+1000 for certain. The Darwin Award is a harsh judge...
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259. CybrTeddy
2:35 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
If this were to occur, snow would occur all the way down into North Florida. No joke.


Bring it on!


Agreed, I wouldn't mind a blizzard in Florida.
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258. overwash12
2:32 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
The end of Snowballs, Folks!
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257. indianrivguy
2:29 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Quoting goosegirl1:


I dunno, hang around and you may see a few ding dongs soon...


Blind Mellon Chitlin'?

I sorry, but if after all the warnings and press, if you decided NOT to prepare "because" the NHC quit calling this storm a hurricane, then maybe you belong in the Darwinian process. This is 20/20 hindsight maneuvering for litigation.
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256. washingtonian115
2:27 PM GMT on November 16, 2012
Good morning..since it is Doc's blog i will not complain to much of what the topic is.All I know is that I better have a interesting winter.
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