A tranquil and record-warm Thanksgiving for much of the U.S.

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 5:35 PM GMT on November 23, 2012

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Celebrations of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States in 2012 were aided by some of the most tranquil travel weather ever seen on what is America's busiest travel week. Unusually warm and precipitation-free conditions prevailed over almost the entire nation on Wednesday and Thursday, with many locations in the Midwest reporting their warmest Thanksgiving Day on record. At least three cities set records for their warmest temperature ever recorded so late in the year: Valentine, Nebraska (76° on Wednesday); Rochester, Minnesota (70° on Wednesday); and Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (65° on Thursday.) While the quiet weather was a boon for travelers, the lack of rain in the Midwest allowed the nation's worst drought since 1954 to expand; the U.S. Drought Monitor reported that the area of the contiguous U.S. covered by moderate or greater drought expanded by 1% to 60% this week. This reversed a seven-week trend of slowly decreasing drought that began on September 25 and extended until November 13, when the area covered by drought declined from 65% to 59%. The latest ten-day forecasts from the GFS and ECMWF models show much below average chances of precipitation across more 90% of the U.S., including the drought regions. These dry conditions will allow the drought to expand over the next two weeks, and potentially cover 65% of the contiguous U.S. again by mid-December. The next chance for significant rains in excess of one inch in the Midwest will not occur until December 2, at the earliest. The lack of rain will potentially cause serious trouble for barge traffic on the Mississippi River by December 10, when the river may fall below the level of -5 feet at St. Louis needed to allow barges to not scrape bottom.


Figure 1. This week's U.S. Drought Monitor shows 60% of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate or greater drought.


Figure 2. Predicted 8-day precipitation amounts from the 06Z (1 am EST) November 23, 2012 run of the GFS model. For the 8-day period ending on Saturday, December 1, only the Northwest Coast, Central Gulf Coast, and portions of the Tennessee Valley are predicted to receive rains in excess of one inch. Image credit: NOAA.

Quiet in the Atlantic
There are no threat areas in the Atlantic to discuss today, and none of the reliable models is forecasting tropical cyclone development between now and the Friday, November 30 official end of hurricane season. I wouldn't dismiss the possibility of one more named storm forming in December in the middle Atlantic between Bermuda and Puerto Rico, but late-season storms forming in that location rarely affect land.

Have a great holiday weekend, everyone!

Jeff Masters

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I will chim into the names game to say Gabrielle.
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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
Beautiful fall day in GA especially since #3 UGA just beat up on GT 42-10....

Low tonight in the mid 20s...gonna be a cold one.

Michigan lost to Ohio State in a close game, stupid Ohio State.

Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
I made a mess.


You better clean it up. It actually looks good to me.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
I made a mess.



Don't worry, it happens to everybody eventually.
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Quoting KoritheMan:
Dorian sounds pissed too.

Sounds like a knock off DeLorean to me.
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Quoting Patrap:
Global warming is seriously affecting Austraila.

??????
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Waterspouts off the coast of Portugal

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Dorian sounds pissed too.
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Quoting KoritheMan:


I call dibs on Chantal.

All the good names got taken since I was gone -_-

I'll take Humberto.
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510. yoboi
Quoting Patrap:
Global warming is seriously affecting Austraila.



new rules we can only use usa data....
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Quoting allancalderini:
I will say Fernand.btw anyone think 2013 will produce 19 storms like these past 3 seasons? I will say we will reach 15 to 20 names this upcoming year.

At least 15 named storms I think.
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508. yoboi
Quoting schwankmoe:


see what i mean?



what do you get???
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Global warming is seriously affecting Austraila.
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Floods: 'Threat To Life And Property' In Cornwall

Severe flood warnings have been issued for Helston, Polperro and Perranporth, as rivers threaten to burst their banks in Cornwall.



Residents have been told to flee their homes as floodwater and torrential rain cause "serious threats to life and property" in southwest England.

The Environment Agency has warned of a potential threat to life due to the flooding of three rivers in Cornwall.

Severe flood warnings have been issued for Helston, Polperro and Perranporth, as rivers threaten to burst their banks.

At Polperro, south Cornwall, the level of the River Pol has been recorded at 0.26 metres. The typical level is between 0.00 metres and 0.25 metres.

Special "rest centres" have been set up in the worst-hit villages, allowing families to shelter overnight as floodwater surges through the rural West Country.

Emergency services and rescue crews have met council bosses in an effort to spread the message about the danger to life and property, following nearly four days of rainfall.

Across the region, roads were closed for safety reasons and others were impassable as rain saturated highways, and debris blocked lanes.



Devon and Cornwall Police have warned people not to go to flood affected areas, adding that the worst of the rain appeared to be moving away from Cornwall towards Devon.

Sergeant Gary Watts tweeted: "Severe means risk to life. Please pay heed!"

"Flash flooding can take you by surprise and kill. If you have to be out don't take risks."

Cornwall Council announced on Twitter that the river had burst its banks at Ladock, and warned local residents to take precautions.

Severe warnings are also in place at Bolingey Stream from Bolingey to Perranporth, and at the River Cober, in Helston.

Emergency teams have been working to shore up defences, deploy temporary barriers, monitor river levels, clear blockages from watercourses and pump-out flood water from towns.

The rest of Britain is also bracing itself for more flooding and travel disruption, with forecasters predicting further heavy downpours.

A deep area of low pressure has moved in, bringing more heavy rain to areas already badly hit by Thursday's downpours.

Sky weather producer Joanna Robinson said: "England and Wales could see 15 to 25mm quite widely, with up to 60mm possible in some spots.

"Between 6am and 6pm today 47mm of rain had already fallen at St Mary's (Isles of Scilly), 28mm at Culdrose and Plymouth and 17mm at Exeter and Bournemouth.

"We can expect 30 to 40mm of rain quite widely across south Wales and the West Country by tomorrow morning, with up to 60mm locally, particularly across Devon and Cornwall.



"Elsewhere across England and Wales there will be up to 25mm of rain, with lower amounts across Scotland, but local flooding remains a risk there after such a wet week.

"Gusts up to 70mph are expected for coastal areas of south-east England overnight, with inland gusts of 60mph. There is also the potential for some damage, particularly as the ground is saturated.

"It will be very windy across other southern areas, but the south-east is likely to see the strongest winds."

Network Rail said trains were likely to be suspended between Exeter and Bristol until Monday.

The latest downpours came after the majority of the UK was battered by storms on Thursday, leaving hundreds of drivers stranded and thousands of homes without power.

More than 100 people had to be evacuated as winds reached more than 86mph.

An elderly man also died after becoming trapped in his 4x4 in floods in Chew Stoke in Somerset.

Three other people had a lucky escape after their car was swept down a swollen river in Warwickshire.

The vehicle was carried more than 500 metres before a farmer managed to pull it to the water's edge.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "Two elderly females and one male were treated for shock and hypothermia by ambulance crews."

In Torquay, Devon, several homes were evacuated after a landslide. Part of a cliff face was hit by a landslip after netting was washed away.
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Quoting allancalderini:
I will say Fernand.btw anyone think 2013 will produce 19 storms like these past 3 seasons? I will say we will reach 15 to 20 names this upcoming year.


I refuse to answer that after how poorly my forecasts have verified the last three years. I'm convinced we don't know enough yet. Maybe someday.
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Quoting KoritheMan:


I call dibs on Chantal.
I will say Fernand.btw anyone think 2013 will produce 19 storms like these past 3 seasons? I will say we will reach 15 to 20 names this upcoming year.
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Statement from the Guam NWS regarding 90W:


SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TIYAN GU
1133 AM CHST SUN NOV 25 2012

PMZ172-173-174-251300-
CHUUK-POHNPEI-KOSRAE-
1133 AM CHST SUN NOV 25 2012

...TROPICAL DISTURBANCE SOUTH OF POHNPEI HAS MOVED SLIGHTLY
NORTHWESTWARD...

SATELLITE IMAGES INDICATE THE TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IS CENTERED AT
ABOUT 3N158E AND THIS IS SLIGHTLY NORTHWEST OF PREVIOUS POSITIONS.
THIS IS ABOUT 220 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF NUKUORO...250 MILES
NORTHEAST OF KAPINGAMARANGI...AND ABOUT 260 MILES SOUTH OF POHNPEI.
HEAVY CONVECTIVE SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS DISTURBANCE ARE
FLARING UP JUST SOUTH OF POHNPEI...OVER KOSRAE AND SOUTHEAST OF
CHUUK. THIS CONVECTION COVERS

TA...ETAL...SATAWAN...LUKUNOR...NAMOLUK AND SURROUNDING ISLANDS
IN SOUTHERN CHUUK STATE AND
SAPWUAFIK...NUKUORO...AND KAPINGAMARANGI IN POHNPEI STATE AND
ACROSS KOSRAE STATE.

NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY
DOWNPOURS ARE EXPECTED NEAR THE ABOVE LOCATIONS INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK. THREE TO FIVE INCHES OF RAINFALL WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS
ARE POSSIBLE FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH IN SHOWERS ARE LIKELY. CHOPPY SEAS OF 5 TO 7
FEET COULD BUILD TO 7 TO 9 FEET OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS AND CAUSE
HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR INTER-ISLAND TRAVEL BY SMALL BOATS ACROSS
THIS REGION.

RESIDENTS OF CHUUK...POHNPEI AND KOSRAE STATES SHOULD STAY ALERT AND
MONITOR THE LATEST STATEMENTS FROM LOCAL OFFICIALS AND THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL CONTINUE TO
MONITOR THIS SYSTEM. REFER TO COASTAL WATERS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR THE LATEST WEATHER AND SEA CONDITIONS.

$$

SIMPSON/GUARD
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502. Skyepony (Mod)
Someone asked the other day what does Fox have to do with climate change denial...this is just a little piece but the latest. They always seem to be deep in the dirty.
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501. yoboi
1:42 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting bappit:
It seems that fog warning systems bypass the NWS at least for warning systems set up along highways.

Safer Interstate Highways With Automated Fog and Smoke Warning System

"In designing the warning system, GTRI engineers found that various systems, usually simpler ones, have been in use since the early 1980s. The only other similar system in the United States is one on I-75 in Tennessee, but it is not an automated system. So the system near Adel is unique in this nation, though Europe is home to several automated warning systems, Gimmestad says."

Here's a slightly older PDF about how it works.

In days gone fog posed a different problem for fisherman. Here's a painting by Winslow Homer called The Fog Warning.



Edit: ran across this from Nove. 6 2012.

"The Florida Highway Patrol has issued a weather warning for I-75 around mile marker 88 in Collier County.

Fog has reduced visibility in the area. The road is not closed, but drivers are urged to use caution.

In Glades County, troopers have closed State Road 80 at Cowboy Way in LaBelle due to fog. It is not known when the road will reopen.?



can't belive they would close a road for fog a nothing weather event.....
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500. beell
1:38 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
I was thinking more along the lines of the maturation of the Dvorak technique and QuickSCAT-in the mid 90's.

I don't think they could measure winds from the crude imagery available in the 50's and 60's.
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498. yoboi
1:37 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting KoritheMan:


The point keeps going over your head. The discussion was about the US definition of severe weather. There was never any talk or discussion of any sort pertaining to foreign vernacular.





there was never any discussion that it had to be usa related scroll back....and i am fine with only using usa data but it works for all studies not just cherry picked data...
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497. KoritheMan
1:35 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
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496. yoboi
1:34 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting PlazaRed:


The UK is getting winds up to 80 MPH and continued flooding.
Large areas are under water with more rain to come. Many rivers have burst their banks and measures are been taken to distribute sand bags and warnings are in place to move possessions upstairs and evacuate in some areas.
Heres some photos I found on the BBC site, a drop in the ocean so to say:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/pictures/20445266

I read earlier that the closure of the road "A1," in the north of England for three days due to flooding cost about £250 million or about $400 million, and that's just one road!



i don't think we can use that data since it's outside the usa....according to mr lincoln
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495. KoritheMan
1:33 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting yoboi:



then why on dr m's blog overlay maps they cosider it severe should we just ignore the dr>??? just trying to figure out the rules...if the rules we only use graphs and maps here in the usa with all weather please let me know so i can debunk other studies conducted outside the usa....including climate change since most are from outside the usa are used...


The point keeps going over your head. The discussion was about the US definition of severe weather. There was never any talk or discussion of any sort pertaining to foreign vernacular.
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494. Civicane49
1:32 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
90W:

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493. yoboi
1:31 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting ScottLincoln:


A completely irrelevant distraction when it comes to discussing how fog is treated in the United States. The original discussion starting posts and posts ago seemed to revolve around pile-ups and accidents regarding fog. Most discussed accidents in this very country, and it seemed to stem from the recent pile-up in Texas. Perhaps in other countries that rarely, if ever, see tornadoes and severe hail as we do, or even hurricanes/avalanches/deadly wind chills/etc as we do, fog may be their typical "most severe" weather phenomena. Here in the U.S., that is generally not treated as such. People seem to have provided numerous links to this fact, including meteorological definitions and official agency policies, yet it still keeps being brought up. Perhaps we should just agree that officially-speaking, a few countries may consider fog as a severe weather event but most do not, and in particular, the United States does not, then upon agreeing to this just let this go instead of posting the same type of unofficial news articles over and over.

(And, in case anyone wanted to irrelevantly go there, virtually all climate and meteorological agencies and professional organizations in the U.S. agree with the same climate science as the entire world does. The official temperature records from NOAA/NCDC show the same rate of warming for the globe.)



then why on dr m's blog overlay maps they cosider it severe should we just ignore the dr>??? just trying to figure out the rules...if the rules we only use graphs and maps here in the usa with all weather please let me know so i can debunk other studies conducted outside the usa....including climate change since most are from outside the usa are used...
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492. Skyepony (Mod)
1:30 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Second US Tar Sands Mine, Owned by Former ExxonMobil and Chevron Exec., Approved in Utah

MCW Enterprises Ltd., a Canada-based corporation, announced on Nov. 19 that it has received all necessary permits to streamline tar sands extraction at its Asphalt Ridge plant located in Vernal, Utah starting in December.

The announcement comes just weeks after U.S. Oil Sands Company received the first ever green light to extract tar sands south in the United States.


Once the bitman is extracted on one of the pits the sand will be extracted to be used to inject into the earth in fracking for gas..this has been propitiatory..didn't realize all these states were being dug up after a certain prehistoric sand.

To date, frac sand mining companies have targeted five states - Wisconsin, Minnesota, Texas, Arkansas, and Iowa - transforming tens of thousands of acres of land into "Sand Land." Utah is soon to become number six.

More here.
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491. TropicalAnalystwx13
1:29 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting beell:


Not messy at all, TA. Thanks.

So what year did the NHC begin to rely more on satellite imagery/analysis for naming storms?

Not sure of the exact year, but they started to become more satellite-dependent in the late 50s to early 60s if I remember correctly.
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490. Patrap
1:27 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting beell:


Not messy at all, TA. Thanks.

So what year did the NHC begin to rely more on satellite imagery/analysis for naming storms?


1965, Betsy is a good analog fo dat.

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489. beell
1:25 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
I made a mess.



Not messy at all, TA. Thanks.

So what year did the NHC begin to rely more on satellite imagery/analysis for naming storms?
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488. Patrap
1:24 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting Bielle:


This -and the flap about naming winter storms- reminds me of a cartoon in a New Yorker magazine that came out shortly after Sandy tore through town. Visualize a middle-aged couple standing in their living room, up to their thighs in water, with the furniture about to float. The caption: "If they want us to take these storms seriously, they are going to have to give them serious names."


"Bingo"..

Calamity comes with or without a name.
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487. Bielle
1:18 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

I'll go with Erin.


This -and the flap about naming winter storms- reminds me of a cartoon in a New Yorker magazine that came out shortly after Sandy tore through town. Visualize a middle-aged couple standing in their living room, up to their thighs in water, with the furniture about to float. The caption: "If they want us to take these storms seriously, they are going to have to give them serious names."
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486. Patrap
1:17 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
co2now.org

391.03ppm


Atmospheric CO2 for October 2012

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485. KoritheMan
1:17 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Format's a little sloppy (I'll fix it later), but I finished my Storm History section for Ernesto. Like the other storms I've written for, it is still very much a work in progress, and more data will be added later, including a best track, which I've never done before.

Link
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484. Skyepony (Mod)
1:17 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
I'll go with Ingrid..

Can't every remember seeing the local storm report list so short..
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483. Patrap
1:14 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
There are now 26 days until the 2012 winter solstice.
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482. Civicane49
1:12 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
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481. TropicalAnalystwx13
1:08 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting KoritheMan:


I call dibs on Chantal.

I'll go with Erin.
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480. fireitup
1:08 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:

Accumulated Cyclone Energy.


Gotcha thanks
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479. TropicalAnalystwx13
1:07 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting fireitup:


What does ACE stand for? The only ACE I know is the Advanced Composition Explorer, and it definitely was not operational in 1950...

Accumulated Cyclone Energy.
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478. fireitup
1:05 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
I made a mess.



What does ACE stand for? The only ACE I know is the Advanced Composition Explorer, and it definitely was not operational in 1950...
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477. KoritheMan
1:01 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Based on precedence we should get a Category 5 hurricane next season.



I call dibs on Chantal.
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476. KoritheMan
12:48 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
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475. Grothar
12:18 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Quoting etxwx:
Last news story for the evening, I promise...but this is pretty interesting. They think it was used to predict eclipses:

Part of the 2,100-year-old Antikythera Mechanism, found off southern Greece in 1900 and now in an Athens museum. Photo: THANASSIS STAVRAKIS, STR / AP2006

Ancient 'computer' yielding some secrets
By Allan Turner | November 24, 2012 Houston Chronicle
More than 100 years ago, Greek divers probing an ancient Roman shipwreck off the island of Antikythera retrieved a mysterious object containing gears and covered with inscriptions. Now considered the world's oldest "computer," the apparatus has been the subject of endless scientific conjecture. Using tomographic imaging, scientists with the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project in 2005 got the clearest view of the machine's workings to date. Project director Mike Edmunds, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at Cardiff University, Wales, spoke at the Houston Museum of Natural Science this week as a guest of the Houston chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. He spoke with reporter Allan Turner. To read the Q&A click here.


So that's where it ended up! I always wondered what happened to it.
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474. LargoFl
12:13 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSONVILLE FL
245 PM EST SAT NOV 24 2012

FLZ020>025-030>032-035>037-040-GAZ132>136-149>153 -162>165-251300-
/O.NEW.KJAX.FZ.A.0009.121126T0900Z-121126T1300Z/
/O.CON.KJAX.FZ.W.0010.121125T0700Z-121125T1300Z/
HAMILTON-SUWANNEE-COLUMBIA-BAKER-NASSAU-DUVAL-UNI ON-BRADFORD-CLAY-
GILCHRIST-ALACHUA-PUTNAM-MARION-COFFEE-JEFF DAVIS-BACON-APPLING-
WAYNE-ATKINSON-WARE-PIERCE-BRANTLEY-INLAND GLYNN-ECHOLS-CLINCH-
CHARLTON-INLAND CAMDEN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JASPER...LIVE OAK...LAKE CITY...
MACCLENNY...FERNANDINA BEACH...JACKSONVILLE...LAKE BUTLER...
STARKE...GREEN COVE SPRINGS...TRENTON...GAINESVILLE...PALATKA...
OCALA...DOUGLAS...HAZLEHURST...ALMA...BAXLEY...JE SUP...PEARSON...
WAYCROSS...BLACKSHEAR...NAHUNTA...STATENVILLE...H OMERVILLE...
FOLKSTON...WOODBINE
245 PM EST SAT NOV 24 2012

...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM EST
SUNDAY MORNING...
...FREEZE WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN JACKSONVILLE HAS ISSUED A FREEZE
WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY
MORNING.

* TEMPERATURE...TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO NEAR 30 DEGREES OVER
INLAND AREAS LATE TONIGHT...AND AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT. FREEZING
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED FOR 3 TO 6 HOURS EACH NIGHT.

* IMPACTS...ALONG WITH FREEZING TEMPERATURES...FROST IS EXPECTED
OVER INLAND AREAS. PETS AND TENDER VEGETATION SHOULD BE
PROTECTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FREEZE WARNING MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE IMMINENT OR
EXPECTED FOR AT LEAST 2 HOURS. APPROPRIATE ACTION SHOULD BE
TAKEN TO ENSURE TENDER VEGETATION AND OUTDOOR PETS HAVE ADEQUATE
PROTECTION FROM THE COLD TEMPERATURES. YOUNG CHILDREN...THE
ELDERLY AND THE HOMELESS ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE TO THE COLD.
TAKE MEASURES TO PROTECT THEM.

A FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE FOR
AT LEAST 2 HOURS. PRECAUTIONS MAY BE REQUIRED TO PROTECT PLANTS...
PETS AND THOSE SENSITIVE TO THE COLD IF A FREEZE WARNING IS
ISSUED.

&&

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473. LargoFl
12:11 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
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472. etxwx
12:05 AM GMT on November 25, 2012
Last news story for the evening, I promise...but this is pretty interesting. They think it was used to predict eclipses:

Part of the 2,100-year-old Antikythera Mechanism, found off southern Greece in 1900 and now in an Athens museum. Photo: THANASSIS STAVRAKIS, STR / AP2006

Ancient 'computer' yielding some secrets
By Allan Turner | November 24, 2012 Houston Chronicle
More than 100 years ago, Greek divers probing an ancient Roman shipwreck off the island of Antikythera retrieved a mysterious object containing gears and covered with inscriptions. Now considered the world's oldest "computer," the apparatus has been the subject of endless scientific conjecture. Using tomographic imaging, scientists with the Antikythera Mechanism Research Project in 2005 got the clearest view of the machine's workings to date. Project director Mike Edmunds, professor emeritus of physics and astronomy at Cardiff University, Wales, spoke at the Houston Museum of Natural Science this week as a guest of the Houston chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America. He spoke with reporter Allan Turner. To read the Q&A click here.
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471. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:53 PM GMT on November 24, 2012
Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
I made a mess.



the graph is understandable to me...
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470. trHUrrIXC5MMX
11:51 PM GMT on November 24, 2012
WINTER WEATHER UPDATE
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Lake effect snow


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469. Civicane49
11:44 PM GMT on November 24, 2012
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