Very warm November assures 2012 will be warmest year in U.S. history

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:39 PM GMT on December 07, 2012

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The heat is on again in the U.S. After recording its first cooler-than-average month in sixteen months during October, the U.S. heated up considerably in November, notching its 20th warmest November since 1895, said NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in their latest State of the Climate report. The warm November virtually assures that 2012 will be the warmest year on record in the U.S. The year-to-date period of January - November has been by far the warmest such period on record for the contiguous U.S.--a remarkable 1.0°F above the previous record. During the 11-month period, 18 states were record warm and an additional 24 states were top ten warm. The December 2011 - November 2012 period was the warmest such 12-month period on record for the contiguous U.S., and the eight warmest 12-month periods since record keeping began in 1895 have all ended during 2012. December 2012 would have to be 1°F colder than our coldest December on record (set in 1983) to prevent the year 2012 from being the warmest in U.S. history. This is meteorologically impossible, given the recent December heat in the U.S. As wunderground's weather historian Christopher C. Burt reported, an early-December heat wave this week set records for warmest December temperature on record in seven states. December 2012 is on pace to be a top-20% warmest December on record in the U.S.

November 2012 was the 8th driest November on record for the U.S., and twenty-two states had top-ten driest Novembers. The area of the contiguous U.S. experiencing moderate-to-exceptional drought grew from 59% on November 6 to 62% on December 6. This is the largest area of the U.S. in drought since 1954.


Figure 1. Historical temperature ranking for the U.S. for November 2012. Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming had top-ten warmest Novembers, while only North Carolina had a top-ten coldest November. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).


Figure 2. Historical temperature ranking for the U.S. for the January - November period. Eighteen states were record warm, and an additional 24 states were top ten warm. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

Most extreme January - November period on record
The year-to-date January - November period was the most extreme on record in the contiguous 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 46% in January - November, more than double the average of 20%. A record 86% of the contiguous U.S. had maximum temperatures that were in the warmest 10% historically during the first eleven months of 2012, and 71% of the U.S. of the U.S. had warm minimum temperatures in the top 10%--2nd highest on record. The percentage area of the U.S. experiencing top-10% drought conditions was 32%, which was the 4th greatest since 1910. Only droughts in the Dust Bowl year of 1934, and during 1954 and 1956, were more extreme for the January - November period. Heavy 1-day downpours have been below average so far in 2012, though, with 9% of nation experiencing a top-10% extreme, compared to the average of 10%.


Figure 3. NOAA's U.S. Climate Extremes Index (CEI) for January - November shows that 2012 had the most extreme first eleven months of the year on record, with 46% of the contiguous U.S. experiencing top-10% extreme weather-more than double the average of 20%.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting Minnemike:
while i could take acrimonious to an extreme degree given what i've read here, i am surprised to find my rants termed 'polite'!
fwiw, this comment follows one i just made on FB to my local PBS station, lambasting them for programming a membership-drive focused on a new age 'brain-talk' seminar, when they normally air 3hrs of cooking shows!!!
i am the stodgiest 32yr old curmudgeon out there.. can't wait til i'm Your age, assuming Sol hasn't swallowed us by that time ;)




I must be old, because I have no idea what "brain-talk" is. I am sure it is nothing I have seen on this blog lately. :)
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Quoting Grothar:


It is very warm.
Greetings Gro.
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Quoting RTSplayer:


Hehe.

I have about 3 or 4 pages worth of response that I typed, which I decided to cut and paste to a text document for now, because if I post it I'm gong to get banned.
......
Carbon tax is a sin tax.

Sin taxes don't work.


1, Government claims to want to discourage sin.
2, Government passes sin tax on that behavior.
3, Government eventually comes to rely on the sin tax revenues from the sin.
4, Government eventually promotes the sin because it needs more revenues, which it can get from the taxes if it increases the sin.


In the reality, the government doesn't even want to discourage the sin, it passes the sin tax for two reasons:

1, To appease the people who actually do oppose the sin. The government can give the false impression that it is opposed to the negative behavior by passing the sin tax, under the guise of "punishing" the negative behavior.
........


The real sin is the massive failure of the free market system that is obvious in the continued marketing of fossil fuels. Nicholas Stern of the Stern Report called it "the greatest failure of the free market" and it so because so many of the real costs of fossil fuel use are socialized while the income is privatized.

All the proceeds of the carbon tax should be returned to the populace in a carbon dividend except a 5% admin fee. That way the government doesn't get rich off another tax and those citizens that refrain from using fossil fuels actually make money from the tax.
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Quoting Bielle:


Welcome back, Grothar. We missed you. What weather news do you bring?


It is very warm.
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Quoting pcola57:


I'm envyious you know..
Beautiful country..
I miss snow..



Your place isn't bad either, providing white beaches, pristine waters and so one ... Yesterday night I've finished an ebook-thriller by David Baldacci (The forgotten) which is taking place in your region, especially on those pristine beaches, lol. Though I cannot recommend the book fully convinced (scores of people are killed, eventually fortunately the bad guys by splendid US-Army heroes) I was enjoyed to meet a (probably fictitious) TS Danielle making landfall, setting the stage for the action climax of the plot ;-)
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Quoting bohonkweatherman:
I thought 2010 was bad in Texas which was the Dryest 10 to 12 month period ever for this area, well 2012 here is so far Much dryer and Warmer than 2010 was. Our coolest high for Dec so far has been 74. ALmost every day in Dec has been above 80 or around 20 degrees above normal. No rain to speak of since Sept 26th. The outlook for most of Texas is more the same only Eastern Texas will get decent rains, the rest of Texas should get little to no rains. Temps will get chilly for 2 or 3 days then warm back up. The extended outlook is warmer and dryer than normal. We have wide cracks in the ground now, in 2010 those did not come until late Spring or early Summer 2011.


Life is a joke, and humans are the punch-line.

All that CO2 in the atmosphere is starting to take it's toll.

Seeing as how the average SUMMER continental U.S. daytime high temperature is forecast to increase by 11f by 2100 (about 6C for summer, 2 C for winter, and 4C annual average,) we should begin to realize places that are already deserts or borderline deserts will be annihilated by the warming.

Now it may happen at different rates and in different ways for different locations, but the end result will be about the same.

Much of Texas will probably be abandoned by 2100 due to desertification, unless massive efforts at importing water through desalinization are undertaken, and I do mean truly colossal efforts.

Consider, in 2010 a tropical storm simply vanished as it hit Texas due to the drought, showing how insignificant even a TS is compared to how bad the droughts can be, and they are likely to get worse as AGW progresses, not better.

Southern Louisiana will be abandoned due to sea level rise, while north-western Louisiana will be abandoned due to desertification.

In general, any place upwind from large bodies of water will be abandoned due to desertification, whilst anyone down-wind from large bodies of water (great lakes,) will experience extreme precipitation events, and will require more levees to manage these things. Although in typical years the water in these extreme precipitation prone regions may actually be average or below average in these places, it's just that when floods occur they will have the potential to be much worse than historical norms.

Evidence:

Two years ago we had extreme flooding in the Mississippi and many of it's tributary basins. Today we have extreme droughts and record low river water levels, even below what scientists once thought possible.

In fact, the Mississippi in Louisiana was so low at one point this year so that there was a salt water wedge intruding up the river many miles inland due to tidal action, even before Isaac happened.

If the river dries up enough, salt water will intrude all the way back to the maximum equilibrium with sea level, which I'm not exactly sure where this point is, but given high tide it could be far inland.

As for the Great American Desert...

Smaller lakes and all rivers run significant risk of being dried up all or most of the year, particularly for much of the western half of the continent.

Oh, oh yes. The western pacific region obviously is also prone to more extreme precipitation as time goes forwards. Maybe this past group of storms which just hit will become the new norm, maybe worse.
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NEW BATAAN, Philippines -- A typhoon that killed nearly 600 people and left hundreds missing in the southern Philippines has made a U-turn and is now threatening the country's northwest

The country's weather bureau raised storm warnings over parts of the main northern island of Luzon today after Typhoon Bopha veered northeast. Forecasters say there's a strong possibility the storm would make a second landfall tomorrow, though it also could make a loop and remain in the South China Sea.

In either case, the storm is moving close to shore and disaster officials are warning of heavy rains and winds and possible landslides in the mountains.

Another calamity in the north would stretch recovery efforts thin. Most government resources, including army and police, are currently focused on the south, where the typhoon struck Tuesday.

Officials in the south say search teams are working without the help of local guides because many survivors there are still in shock.

Soldiers, police and outside volunteers continue to search for bodies or signs of life under the tons of fallen trees and boulders swept down from the steep hills that surround the worst-hit town of New Bataan.
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/nat ional_world&id=8913452#&cmp=twi-kgo-article-891345 2
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425. wxmod
Quoting pottery:




Not Kori, but.....

That's all very hypothetical, isnt it ?
Is there any evidence anywhere, to show that INTENTIONAL weather modification is happening?

To me, it would be totally impossible to be doing such a thing, and to keep it a secret.

Your idea is interesting, but has no grounds for me to take it seriously.


Pottery
There is evidence all over the place that intentional weather modification is happening. Have you ever done any internet search on the subject? After your search terms, don't forget to type site:gov or site:edu so no conspiracy websites come up. You will find that almost every southwest water company in the USA and every great plains state has a finger in this pie. Don't take my word for it though. SEARCH.
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A tidbit [Neil Frank used this term back in 1990 and I hated it then] from the Ocean Briefing.

"For the Arctic as a whole, ice growth for November was faster than average.

"Average sea ice extent for November 2012 was the third lowest in the satellite record."

Would expect rapid ice growth across an ice free ocean (it still gets freaking cold up there after the sun goes down for months on end) but even with that the ice extent is still abnormally low.
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Quoting nymore:
Not sure how odd this is but Fairbanks AK. will have their 16th day in a row where the daily high will not get above the average low temp for this time of year.


Probably not as unusual as at most other locations, although I haven't done a statistical analysis of how common it is. Fairbanks has a particularly "noisy" winter temperature range - much more than most places. The right wind can cause downslope warming and even make temperatures near 30-40F; on the other hand the right wind can make it get to -60F. The ranges for highs and lows in the winter overlap quite a bit, as the low solar angle causes the wind direction/airmass to be the dominant factor in temperatures.
Probably would need to look at the median value along with the 25th and 75th percentiles to get a better idea.

The information from WeatherSpark can be somewhat helpful for these types of questions:
http://weatherspark.com/#!dashboard;q=fairbanks%2 C%20ak

*Corrected post after looking at additional data.
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I can't spell Nrtwln8h's handle, but he posted an interesting link yesterday or day before ... hmmm ... to the CPC's Monthly Ocean Briefing. Cool stuff.

His post showed the dynamical ENSO models were outperformed by the statistical ones. The Briefing gives a reason why.

"Most of dynamical models predicted a false alarm El Nino for winter 2012/13 starting from spring and summer initial conditions. The models likely have too strong wind-SST feedback and thermocline feedback, which was actually very weak in the real world."

So we can expect the dynamical models to be improving.

Lots of cool stuff in here.
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Quoting wxmod:


Well Kori,
I guess I have to fall back on the fact that it's human nature to mess with anything you can mess with to see what happens. Tell me, if you had millions of bucks and wanted to know if you could do something, would you do it? If a hurricane was headed toward your house and you had a rocket with aluminum in the fuel and you knew that the cirrus it generated could alter the path of the hurricane, would you fire the rocket, or would you just sit on your hands because the UN told you you were supposed to?



Not Kori, but.....

That's all very hypothetical, isnt it ?
Is there any evidence anywhere, to show that INTENTIONAL weather modification is happening?

To me, it would be totally impossible to be doing such a thing, and to keep it a secret.

Your idea is interesting, but has no grounds for me to take it seriously.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
With the NAO plummeting and the AO likely to stay negative, residents in the Northeast can expect a big snow event by Christmas. Models are beginning to catch on and I expect to see even more support over the next coming days.




Bring. it. on.
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
With the NAO plummeting and the AO likely to stay negative, residents in the Northeast can expect a big snow event by Christmas. Models are beginning to catch on and I expect to see even more support over the next coming days.



yeah Hydrus said yesterday it looked like a nor'easter in the making..
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417. wxmod
Quoting KoritheMan:


So what if they are? I never denied that experimentation might be happening. Where's your evidence it's actually doing anything to alter hurricanes, though?


Well Kori,
I guess I have to fall back on the fact that it's human nature to mess with anything you can mess with to see what happens. Tell me, if you had millions of bucks and wanted to know if you could do something, would you do it? If a hurricane was headed toward your house and you had a rocket with aluminum in the fuel and you knew that the cirrus it generated could alter the path of the hurricane, would you fire the rocket, or would you just sit on your hands because the UN told you you were supposed to?
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With the NAO plummeting and the AO likely to stay negative, residents in the Northeast can expect a big snow event by Christmas. Models are beginning to catch on and I expect to see even more support over the next coming days.



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Quoting Grothar:


No problem, Mike. At least you have been polite in your rants. In the last few days I seen about 14 twits on here, but who's counting.
while i could take acrimonious to an extreme degree given what i've read here, i am surprised to find my rants termed 'polite'!
fwiw, this comment follows one i just made on FB to my local PBS station, lambasting them for programming a membership-drive focused on a new age 'brain-talk' seminar, when they normally air 3hrs of cooking shows!!!
i am the stodgiest 32yr old curmudgeon out there.. can't wait til i'm Your age, assuming Sol hasn't swallowed us by that time ;)

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Quoting Luisport:
Where this will hit this thime and wich force? Thank's!


I'ts over land already and it's a category 1 last time it was updated.



2012DEC08 155700 4.3 972.2/ +2.2 / 72.2 3.8 3.6 1.0 0.5T/hour ON ON 14.62 7.33 SHEAR N/A 17.15 -118.78 SPRL


This is about 85mph sustained, but it's falling apart from all the land interaction and less favorable atmosphere than what it had in the past.
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here comes your rain patrap.............
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Quoting Luisport:
for a non expert this is just crazy for this poor country!
Where this will hit this thime and wich force? Thank's!
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Bohonk i hope you get your rain with this front..
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Dallas area might be getting some rain...
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Quoting LargoFl:
..yes a second hit for the same country,although it will not be a cat-5 like the first hit but still, they dont need this second hit so soon..
for a non expert this is just crazy for this poor country!
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Quoting Luisport:
Breaking News Storm‏@breakingstorm

Typhoon Bopha makes unexpected turn, forecast to make landfall in the Philippines again Sunday - @BPbreakingnews http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/325234/phi lippines-braces-for-typhoon-return



I wouldn't call it "unexpected".

It seemed rather intuitive since yesterday that the Philippines was probably going to get hit again. It was just a matter of exactly if and when a loop occurred which was in question.

If the loop occurs, they may get hit a third time, or it may hang out on top of them for a good while.
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Quoting Luisport:
tHIS IS REALLY CRAZY, 600 DEATHS AND 400 MISSING IN THE FIRST PASSAGE!!!
..yes a second hit for the same country,although it will not be a cat-5 like the first hit but still, they dont need this second hit so soon..
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I thought 2010 was bad in Texas which was the Dryest 10 to 12 month period ever for this area, well 2012 here is so far Much dryer and Warmer than 2010 was. Our coolest high for Dec so far has been 74. ALmost every day in Dec has been above 80 or around 20 degrees above normal. No rain to speak of since Sept 26th. The outlook for most of Texas is more the same only Eastern Texas will get decent rains, the rest of Texas should get little to no rains. Temps will get chilly for 2 or 3 days then warm back up. The extended outlook is warmer and dryer than normal. We have wide cracks in the ground now, in 2010 those did not come until late Spring or early Summer 2011.
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Quoting Progster:


Good rant, Grothar!

Thought it brought out all the subtleties. Best of the day!
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Quoting Minnemike:
SHOUTING RANT!
Grothar, to you alone i apologize for being a twit in the last 24hrs..

Well, you're the only one to have apologised !

heheheheheh
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Quoting LargoFl:
tHIS IS REALLY CRAZY, 600 DEATHS AND 400 MISSING IN THE FIRST PASSAGE!!!
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Not sure how odd this is but Fairbanks AK. will have their 16th day in a row where the daily high will not get above the average low temp for this time of year.
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Quoting Minnemike:
SHOUTING RANT!
Grothar, to you alone i apologize for being a twit in the last 24hrs..


No problem, Mike. At least you have been polite in your rants. In the last few days I seen about 14 twits on here, but who's counting.
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Quoting Grothar:
RANT!


Welcome back, Grothar. We missed you. What weather news do you bring?
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next weeks outlook for the Tampa bay area......
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Breaking News Storm‏@breakingstorm

Typhoon Bopha makes unexpected turn, forecast to make landfall in the Philippines again Sunday - @BPbreakingnews http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/325234/phi lippines-braces-for-typhoon-return
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Quoting Grothar:
RANT!
SHOUTING RANT!
Grothar, to you alone i apologize for being a twit in the last 24hrs..
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Quoting AussieStorm:I just hope that if it is proposed it should be voted on, unlike here, where the govt denied there would be a carbon tax before an election, even went on record to say there wouldn't be. Then announced there would be one afterwards, all because they had to jump into be with the Greens Party in order to gain power.


Hehe.

I have about 3 or 4 pages worth of response that I typed, which I decided to cut and paste to a text document for now, because if I post it I'm gong to get banned.

Ironically, Aussie here put me on his ignore list, even though I actually agree with the point he's making here.

He ignored me because he totally mis-understands what I was saying yesterday, I.E. saying I had no compassion for storm victims, which was not the case.

Easy to make a hasty judgement, I suppose.


Now ironically, he's complaining about something I was talking about yesterday, the very same thing I was complaining about, but he doesn't see the connection, so he complained and ignored me.

I'll post the abbreviated version, because the long version will surely get me banned.

===

Here it is:

Carbon tax is a sin tax.

Sin taxes don't work.


1, Government claims to want to discourage sin.
2, Government passes sin tax on that behavior.
3, Government eventually comes to rely on the sin tax revenues from the sin.
4, Government eventually promotes the sin because it needs more revenues, which it can get from the taxes if it increases the sin.


In the reality, the government doesn't even want to discourage the sin, it passes the sin tax for two reasons:

1, To appease the people who actually do oppose the sin. The government can give the false impression that it is opposed to the negative behavior by passing the sin tax, under the guise of "punishing" the negative behavior.

2, Because it knows it can make money off the revenues from the sin tax.

This allows what the government thinks is a "win-win" situation: making money, appeasing the sinners by allowing the sin to be legal even though morally it should be illegal, and finally somewhat pleasing the sinners' opposition at the same time because at least they did "something," although through deception, which gives the appearance of opposing the sin.
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Updated: Saturday, 08 December, 2012 at 16:18 UTC
Description
A typhoon that killed nearly 600 people and left hundreds missing in the southern Philippines has made a U-turn and is now threatening the country's northwest, officials said Saturday. The weather bureau raised storm warnings over parts of the main northern island of Luzon after Typhoon Bopha veered northeast. There was a strong possibility the disastrous storm would make a second landfall Sunday, but it might also make a loop and remain in the South China Sea, forecasters said. In either case, it was moving close to shore and disaster officials warned of heavy rains and winds and possible landslides in the mountainous region. Another calamity in the north would stretch recovery efforts thin. Most government resources, including army and police, are currently focused on the south, where Bopha hit Tuesday. With many survivors there still in shock, soldiers, police and outside volunteers formed most of the teams searching for bodies or signs of life under tons of fallen trees and boulders swept down from steep hills surrounding the worst-hit town of New Bataan, municipal spokesman Marlon Esperanza said. He said the rocks, mud, tree trunks and other rubble that litter the town have destroyed landmarks, making it doubly difficult to search places where houses once stood. On Friday, bodies found jammed under fallen trees that could not be retrieved were marked with makeshift flags made of torn cloth so they could be easily spotted by properly equipped teams. Authorities decided to bury unidentified bodies in a common grave after forensic officials process them for future identification by relatives, Esperanza said. The town's damaged public market has been converted into a temporary funeral parlor. A few residents milled around two dozen white wooden coffins, some containing unidentified remains.
http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_u pdate_read&edis_id=TC-20121203-37381-PHL&uid=13222
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What to do on a snowy Saturday? Round up a few friends around campus and find some hills to sled of course!

So far the snow keeps building. :D



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Quoting Progster:


Good rant, Grothar!


I hope I covered everything.
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Claudia is a Category 3-equivalent with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph (1-min.). The eye is becoming more clear and cloud tops cooler than -80C are gradually wrapping around it. I would not be surprised to see this as a Category 4-equivalent by this afternoon.

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Quoting Grothar:
RANT!


Good rant, Grothar!
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Quoting hydrus:
Interesting post..I enjoy it when people succeed and make money, but some are greedy and screw things up for others that have worked just as hard..I heard how cut throat it can be when huge amounts of money are concerned. As far as taxes are concerned, almost 20% of my money goes to federal tax, Social Security and Medicare. Plus there is a 10% percent sales tax on almost everything we buy here in TN. I have no problem with it, but I would be happier if they spent our money with a little more consideration..........Considering how hard we work for it.


It's more than moving a head office....transfer payments, where corporations buy goods and services from subsidiaries in other countries with low tax rates can create a paper operating loss in the country with higher rates and end up with the corporation paying zero tax in the country with the higher rate...in spite of significant and sometimes huge real profits. See Starbucks UK for an example.

Link

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RANT!
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Quoting plutorising:
in light of yesterday's rant about evil pot, i'd like to propose that we ban absolutely everything that's bad for people. for their own good. because democracy is for small minds and we really need a punishing authority figure over us.

so, how about we ban going to work on mondays? coffee? all sugary things, all processed food, all gmos, all plastic, all electromagnetic waves (especially tvs and microwaves), and especially, why don't we all do what we're told instead of thinking independently?

we'd all be so much happier if we'd just stop struggling and do what (a select few) have determined is right and good.

fts.


Something like whats portrayed in Fritz Langs "Metropolis"

Wiki on Metropolis
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Snowing pretty good here in Helena at the moment:

Link ... on a reasonably clear day you can see mountains to the North easily... some 20 miles on.

Caroll College: Link
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382. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Philippines Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services and Administration
Tropical Cyclone Bulletin #22
TYPHOON PABLO (BOPHA)
11:00 PM PhST December 8 2012
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Typhoon "PABLO" has weakened as it continues to threaten the Ilocos Provinces and La Union area

At 10:00 PM PhST, Typhoon Pablo [976 hPa] located at 17.7°N 119.4°E or 115 km west of Vigan City has 10 minute sustained winds of 65 knots gusting up to 80 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving east at 9 knots.

Signal Warnings
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Signal Warning #2
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Luzon Region
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1. Ilocos Norte
2. Ilocos Sur
3. La Union

Signal Warning #1
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Luzon region
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1. Cagayan
2. Calayan grp. of Is.
3. Babuyan grp. of Is.
4. Batanes grp. of Is.
5. Abra
6. Apayao
7. Kalinga
8. Mt. Province
9. Benguet
10. Pangasinan
11. Zambales

Additional Information
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Estimated rainfall amount is from 15-25 mm per hour (heavy to intense) within the 300 km diameter of the typhoon.

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #1 are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under public storm warning signal #2 are alerted against big waves or storm surges generated by this tropical cyclone.

Fishing boats and other sea vessels are advised not to venture out into the seaboard of northern Luzon and the western seaboards of central and southern Luzon.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 5 a.m. tomorrow.
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