Is it spring or is it winter? Wild roller coaster of temperatures for the U.S.

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:19 PM GMT on January 28, 2013

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Is it spring or is it winter? The wild roller coaster ride of January 2013 weather continues this week, as Winter Storm Luna spreads snow, sleet and freezing rain across much of the Midwest and Northeast today, to be replaced by a spring-like surge of warm air nearly unprecedented in warmth and moisture for January. Temperatures in Oklahoma City have only reached 80° three times during January since 1890, but threaten to do so again today, and record-breaking high temperatures in the 70s are expected over much of Kansas and Missouri. Accompanying the exceptional January warmth will be near-record January moisture, as a flow of unusually moist air rides northwards from the Gulf of Mexico, where water temperatures are about 0.3°F above average. Meteorologists use a term called "precipitable water" to discuss how much water vapor is in the atmosphere. Precipitable water is defined as how much rain would fall on the ground if one took a vertical slice of the atmosphere above a given location and condensed all the water vapor into rain. Precipitable water levels tend to be highest in the summer, since warm air holds more waver vapor, and can exceed two inches in the Midwest U.S. In winter, though, it is rare to see precipitable water values higher than one inch. However, current model runs are predicting that precipitable water values on Tuesday evening will be near record values for January over much of the Central U.S. The high moisture will lead to widespread rainfall amounts of 1 - 2" over the Midwest. These rains are likely to cause flooding problems in areas where the rain falls on frozen soils with a significant snow pack. Flood watches are posted for much of Indiana, Southwest Lower Michigan, and Northwest Ohio, as a result. Here are the record January precipitable water values for some selected upper-air observation sites, along with the forecast precipitable water values for Tuesday evening from the latest run of the NAM model (thanks to Nick Wiltgen of TWC for compiling this):

Detroit, MI: Record: 1.20" at 00Z 1/11/75. Forecast: 1.2"
Nashville, TN: Record: 1.50" at 12Z 1/21/59. Forecast: 1.1"
Little Rock, AR: Record: 1.91" at 12Z 1/13/71. Forecast: 1.5"
Lincoln, IL: Record: 1.35" at 12Z 1/12/60. Forecast: 1.3"

Accompanying the heavy rain on Tuesday will be the threat of severe weather. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi in their "Moderate Risk" region for severe weather on Tuesday. This is the first "Moderate Risk" forecast issued during 2013. Severe thunderstorms with damaging wind gusts and tornadoes are likely in the Moderate Risk area.


Figure 1. Five-day predicted precipitation amounts for the period ending 7 am Saturday, February 2, 2013. Image credit: NOAA/HPC.


Figure 2. NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has placed portions of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi in their "Moderate Risk" region for severe weather on Tuesday. This is the first "Moderate Risk" forecast issued during 2013.

Dangerous air pollution episode finally eases in Utah
As I blogged about last week, clear skies, light winds, and a strong temperature inversion combined to create a dangerous air pollution episode in Northeast Utah in Salt Lake City and surrounding regions. However, over the weekend, a surge of warmer air and rain pushed into Utah, breaking up the temperature inversion, and bringing an end to the week-long pollution episode. In Salt Lake City, fine Particulate Matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter (also called PM 2.5) peaked at 59 micrograms per cubic meter on Saturday, nearly double the federal standard of 35 micrograms per cubic meter (averaged over 24 hours.) But by Sunday morning, PM 2.5 levels fell below 35 micrograms per cubic meter for the first time in over a week, allowing the city to finally breathe a little easier. In nearby Provo, Utah, the pollution had been much worse, with 24-hour average PM 2.5 levels more than triple the federal standard on Thursday morning, at 132 micrograms per cubic meter. On Sunday, air pollution levels in Provo also fell below the federal standard for the first time in over a week. With the forecast calling for snow through Tuesday and strong westerly winds building in, pollution levels should stay out of the red zone for at least the first part of this week. Brian Moench, an anesthesiologist and president of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, estimates that poor air quality contributes to 1,000 to 2,000 premature deaths each year along Utah's Wasatch Front.


Figure 3. Observed air quality in North Provo, Utah, January 23 - 28, 2013. 24-hour average fine Particulate Matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter (also called PM 2.5) levels (black circles, top image) were in excess of the 35 micrograms per cubic meter U.S. standard (orange line) during the first part of the period, and peaked at 131 micrograms per cubic meter--more than 3 times the Federal standard--Thursday morning. The wind speed at the surface never rose above 6 mph (lower image, black dots) while the pollution was in excess of the federal standard, but on the 27th, the wind rose to 10 mph, helping flush out the pollution. Image credit: Utah DEQ.

Jeff Masters

Icy Kiss? (ceocrocker)
To me, it looks a bit like a Hershey Kiss, but it also looks a little mammary in nature. I'll let each person make their own interpretation of Mother Nature's art!
Icy Kiss?
Smogy conditions (SlimJ77)
For the last 10 days we have had terrible smog in the valleys. I drove up above it the other day and took these pictures. Bad air quality for all of us. Today we get a freezing rain storm because of it, causing all sorts of mess.
Smogy conditions

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Hey Keep

Didn't notice your 35 degree temp till just now. Got a mini Heat Wave going there. No wonder your so active. You are starting to defrost.....lol
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hmmm 40-50-60 mph straight line winds..hitting powerlines heavy with ice...people might be in the dark for awhile when this hits.
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Quoting Barefootontherocks:
Hi TA13,
Maybe some ongoing overnight storms in the mix.

Oh, no doubt. Some models, such as the HRW, are suggesting the line will actually intensify overnight as it progresses eastward. You can see this in the images below..

EDIT: Even though I see that's not what you meant. Lol.

00Z January 30 (6:00 p.m. CDT January 29):



06Z (12:00 a.m. CDT) January 30:



12Z (6:00 a.m. CDT) January 30:



This model may be downplaying the start of the squall line, just a note.
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this could get very dangerous.............
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Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
What a fabulous song Ped...Thanks
OOOOOh a lucky man, he was
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The impressive anomalous heat funneling its way northwards Tuesday and Wednesday will--for what seems like a repeat every other month these days--challenge and even undoubtedly break some monthly records for warmest day ever here in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.

For example, Ottawa, Ontario is forecast to reach 12 C (54 F) on Wednesday. The all-time (since 1938) January high temperature record is exactly 12.0 C set on January 19, 1996. It may even break the all-time February record of 12.4 C.
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The Great Plains un-winter weather may not yet be over with; the CPC's just-released 6-10 day outlook calls for an 80%-90% chance of temperatures exceeding climatology across a multi-state portion of the nation's mid-section, and a better-than-50% chance across roughly half of the Contiguous U.S.:

cpc
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ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE LATE TONIGHT MAINLY ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL INDIANA AND SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN.
SEVERE WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED.

AREAS OF DENSE FOG ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

THERE IS A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY INTO TUESDAY NIGHT AS A
STRONG COLD FRONT APPROACHES THE REGION. THIS FRONT WILL ALSO
BRING THE THREAT FOR HEAVY RAIN TUESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY
MORNING. AN ISOLATED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM IS ALSO POSSIBLE TUESDAY
NIGHT WITH THE MAIN THREAT BEING STRONG GUSTY WINDS. IN
ADDITION...VERY WARM CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AHEAD OF THIS FRONT
AND THE COMBINATION OF SIGNIFICANT RAIN AND MELTING SNOW COULD
RESULT IN FLOODING. SEE THE LATEST FLOOD WATCH (INDFFAIWX) FOR
MORE DETAILS.

LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS EXPECTED OVER NORTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHWEST
MICHIGAN ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS DURING THIS PERIOD.
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Quoting PedleyCA:
Lucky man

OMG KotG is pasting SPAM lol
What a fabulous song Ped...Thanks
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There are 11 different kinds of spam and even Mcdonalds and Burger King have Spam on their menus.

The residents of the state of Hawaii consume the most Spam per capita in the United States. On average, each person on Guam consumes 16 tins of Spam each year and consumption is similar in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), Guam, Hawaii, and Saipan, the CNMI's principal island, have the only McDonald's restaurants that feature Spam on the menu. In Hawaii, Burger King began serving Spam in 2007 to compete with the local McDonald's chains. In Hawaii, Spam is so popular it is sometimes referred to as "The Hawaiian Steak". One popular Spam dish in Hawaii is Spam musubi, where cooked Spam is combined with rice and nori seaweed and classified as onigiri.

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...STRONG WINDS AND SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE TUESDAY NIGHT...

A POWERFUL COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS THE MID STATE LATE TUESDAY
INTO WEDNESDAY. UNSEASONABLY WARM MOIST AIR IS EXPECTED AHEAD OF
THE FRONT WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S AND 70S...AND THIS WARMTH
WILL HELP PROVIDE FUEL FOR WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND STRONG TO SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS TO FORM ALONG THE FRONT.

AHEAD OF THE FRONT...GUSTY SOUTH WINDS WILL INCREASE
SIGNIFICANTLY TUESDAY NIGHT...WITH SOUTH WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH
AND GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH POSSIBLE AT TIMES. THESE STRONG WINDS MAY
LEAD TO SOME DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES.

ALONG THE COLD FRONT...A SQUALL LINE OF SHOWERS AND STRONG TO
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO FORM AND REACH THE TENNESSEE
RIVER AROUND OR AFTER MIDNIGHT TUESDAY NIGHT. THE FRONT WILL THEN
QUICKLY PUSH ACROSS MIDDLE TENNESSEE BEFORE EXITING THE REGION
WEDNESDAY MORNING. SOME OF THESE STORMS COULD CONTAIN DAMAGING
WINDS...HEAVY RAINFALL...AND ISOLATED TORNADOES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL MEDIA FOR THE
LATEST UPDATES ON THIS POTENTIAL SEVERE WEATHER SITUATION.
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Quoting kwgirl:
It's all the same stuff.
Exactly
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
removed before i get in trouble
Don't worry about it Keeper... It's a minor infraction of your life
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Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
Honestly... I do like the Vienna Sausages in a can....But what a pain getting the first one out
It's all the same stuff.
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Honestly... I do like the Vienna Sausages in a can....But what a pain getting the first one out
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Lucky man

edit- corrected spelling
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
That's it
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158. VR46L
Stormy time over here....

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Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
Hmmmm


My thought exactly. I wonder if you went to the market and bought one of those single slices of ham in plastic if the Spam wouldn't be close to the same price. Would much rather eat that. OK, I am stopping....
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removed before i get in trouble
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Quoting lilElla:


Just curious if your daily low temperature is swinging up & down as well?
I used the term "moderate," because the swings up and down haven't been overly dramatic, and pretty normal, actually. Which is why this is a little strange. Normally it's an extended period of warmth that causes this.

Quoting ARiot:


While no expert, I'm a bit of a tree geek. Tree geeks have been freaking out for a while now. From tree migration to get away from the heat to random early budding in populated areas, it's odd.

Tree migration is troubling. Early budding and blooms is just a little creepy, unles you're counting on tourist money for your tree festival or crop money from various trees that bud too early, get burnt in a frost and have to repush.
I've seen plenty of years where early flowering has occurred, although rarely in January, but that's not what's different this year. What's different is full flowering without the extended warmth.

I suspect there's a process going on that's not generally recognized, perhaps an accumulated memory mechanism of sorts for individual plants. For example, they're getting used to early warm periods and are reacting quicker as a result.
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He had white horses
And ladies by the score
All dressed in satin
And waiting by the door
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153. VR46L
Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
kwgirl.....Thank you for responding.... Lots of cool people here that enjoy posting when the weather is slow... Thanks. Pedley, you, FtMyersgirl, VR, IRG I have many friends here. I may not always post about the weather but that is who I am...If I piss off the admins, So be it


I think you are a very cool lady .
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Quoting kwgirl:
PBW you have strange tastes. I vaguely remember eating spam when I lived in Morocco many moons ago. I wonder what the Lite is, less filler or less offal? Probably the offal since livers, kidneys etc can be fattening. After all, the price of organ meat, or any meat has gone up.
Hmmmm
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Quoting TropicalAnalystwx13:
Just a rundown of what to expect tomorrow...

- Storms initiating along a line right around sunset
- Possibility of discrete cells forming ahead of the line
- Main threat: extremely damaging winds, given linear storm mode
- Storms within the line have the potential to produce brief spin-up tornadoes, while the discrete cells ahead of the line also have this possibility.
- Marginally severe hail likely to accompany the strongest of storms

Dewpoints in advance of these storms are likely to reach the mid-60s. Those are sufficient enough values for severe weather at any time of the year, so it's extremely impressive to see them in January.

The main limiting factor (and savior for tornado-haters) is expected to be instability. Higher values would allow for more intense and discrete cells and tornadoes.

Hi TA13,
Maybe some ongoing overnight storms in the mix.
Add: That is, those that could initiate around late this eve and over night tonight.
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Quoting LargoFl:
I am amazed, we have this possibly very severe weather coming and what are folks worried about?..a few posts..geez..this week people could be losing their homes due to high winds or flooding in some parts..if your concerned about a post, POST your weather items and bury it..by complaining your continuing it....just my thought on it, no one has to listen but if a post or two are bad and off topic..DOC is the one to say so and do something about it no?
Sorry....
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Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
kwgirl.....Thank you for responding.... Lots of cool people here that enjoy posting when the weather is slow... Thanks. Pedley, you, FtMyersgirl, VR, IRG I have many friends here. I may not always post about the weather but that is who I am...If I piss off the admins, So be it
We are having a conversation while hanging out on the blog waiting for people to post things about weather (since I don't know how to do it). If they want nothing but weather mentioned, I guess we will have to insert the word...what after every sentence. Weather. I don't know, might look pretty funny. Weather. But you get my drift. Weather.
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Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
Years ago I tried Spam ... It's not too bad with cheese.... I understand there is a "Lite" Spam now... I need to try it.... Also on my bucket list is to visit the "Spam museum" in Minnesota
OK... before I'm blocked, or maybe I have been already... It teaches more than a silly professor in a school. Real people on this site with real data and experience. Not to mention the changing of the climate that probably most teachers have no clue about. I know... I have a college girl here who studies 'Nutrition'. Cellulose.... ask me about your wood preservative... High Fructose Corn Syrup, ask me about that too.

Weather and global changes have questions, all are ligitimate no matter what age.

Put those chickens to bed now. Night.
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Quoting PedleyCA:


There are about 5-6 kinds of "Spam." Still doesn't make me want to eat it. Good as an emergency food I suppose. If that's all you have to eat, I would imagine that would improve the taste of it. I worked in a market and you get
to see all kinds of weird foods you might miss. I was the person who added all the new things to the shelves. Too much fun.
Dammit Jim........ I stock up on Spam during hurricane season...
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146. ARiot
Quoting OracleDeAtlantis:
I cannot remember a January where I live on the central East Coast that the trees began full flowering. It's not every species, of course, but many are blooming as opposed to just budding.

Rather than having an extended period of warm weather, it's been more of a moderate up and down cycle, exactly as Dr. Masters has described in other parts of the U.S.

Usually you'll only see this whenever the temperatures stay high for a week or more, but this year is different. We're seeing full blown flowering without more than a week of warm weather, and I have to guess this has something to do with the degree of warmth on certain days, as opposed to the duration of warmth.

Some species are set more to temperature than daylight length, but regardless, this appears to be playing out very differently this year, in terms of the speed that full flowering has developed, so early.



While no expert, I'm a bit of a tree geek. Tree geeks have been freaking out for a while now. From tree migration to get away from the heat to random early budding in populated areas, it's odd.

Tree migration is troubling. Early budding and blooms is just a little creepy, unles you're counting on tourist money for your tree festival or crop money from various trees that bud too early, get burnt in a frost and have to repush.
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FYI - there are 10 varieties of spam + a spreadable version. TMI...

And the Hormel Spam Museum in Austin, Minnesota. Too Funny.....
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Quoting wxchaser97:
There is now a moderate risk of severe weather for tomorrow. The primary threat will be damaging winds but tornadoes are definitely possible.

Day 2 outlook
Hi WXchaser,
Was gonna post that but i see you did.
...

SPC also upgraded to a slight risk area in latest Day 1 outlook. Real warm, well, for winter, here in central Oklahoma. Sky and air have a dryline feel. Nothing much expected till midnight, early wee hours of Tues, when the front gets here.

Graphic clickable for complete text.



DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0156 PM CST MON JAN 28 2013

VALID 282000Z - 291200Z

...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS OVER A PORTION OF CNTRL OK...

...NWRN TX THROUGH CNTRL OK...SERN KS AND WRN MO...

MAIN UNCERTAINTY CONTINUES TO BE TIMING OF THUNDERSTORM INITIATION.
MOST LIKELY SCENARIO IS FOR STORMS TO DEVELOP AFTER 08Z IN CORRIDOR
FROM NWRN TX THROUGH ERN KS/WRN MO WITHIN ZONE OF HEIGHT FALLS AND
EVOLVING WARM ADVECTION REGIME. FORECAST SOUNDINGS INDICATE STORMS
WILL PROBABLY BE SLIGHTLY ELEVATED...BUT THE NEAR SFC STABLE LAYER
WILL REMAIN SHALLOW ENOUGH TO WARRANT SOME CONCERN FOR ISOLATED WIND
DAMAGE AND PERHAPS A TORNADO GIVEN LARGE HODOGRAPHS AND WIND
PROFILES FAVORABLE FOR UPDRAFT ROTATION. IN OK LAPSE RATES /THOUGH
NOT LARGE/ WILL BE SUFFICIENT AND ENOUGH INSTABILITY/EFFECTIVE SHEAR
WILL EXIST TO SUPPORT A THREAT FOR HAIL.

..DIAL.. 01/28/2013
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8. No spamming.
9. No spamming.
10. Seriously, no spamming. Spamming includes but is not limited to, trying to sell products, trying to solicit traffic for your own blog, trying to solicit traffic for other commercial entities, etc. Do not post links to your own site unless they are directly relevant and even then, use sparingly.
Political comments are allowed, as long as they're in reference to science, science policy, or the blog topic.

Boldface is mine.
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Just a rundown of what to expect tomorrow...

- Storms initiating along a line right around sunset
- Possibility of discrete cells forming ahead of the line
- Main threat: extremely damaging winds, given linear storm mode
- Storms within the line have the potential to produce brief spin-up tornadoes, while the discrete cells ahead of the line also have this possibility.
- Marginally severe hail likely to accompany the strongest of storms

Dewpoints in advance of these storms are likely to reach the mid-60s. Those are sufficient enough values for severe weather at any time of the year, so it's extremely impressive to see them in January.

The main limiting factor (and savior for tornado-haters) is expected to be instability. Higher values would allow for more intense and discrete cells and tornadoes.

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Quoting OracleDeAtlantis:
I cannot remember a January where I live on the central East Coast that the trees started flowering. It's not every species, of course, but many are blooming as opposed to just budding.

Rather than having an extended period of warm weather, it's been more of a moderate up and down cycle, exactly as Dr. Masters has described in other parts of the U.S.

Usually you'll only see this whenever the temperatures stay high for a week or more, but this year is different. We're seeing full blown flowering without more than a week of warm weather, and I have to guess this has something to do with the degree of warmth on certain days, as opposed to the duration of warmth.

Some species are set more to temperature than daylight length, but regardless, this appears to be playing out very differently this year, in terms of the speed that flowering has developed, so early.



Just curious if your daily low temperature is swinging up & down as well?
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Quoting kwgirl:
PBW you have strange tastes. I vaguely remember eating spam when I lived in Morocco many moons ago. I wonder what the Lite is, less filler or less offal? Probably the offal since livers, kidneys etc can be fattening. After all, the price of organ meat, or any meat has gone up.
kwgirl.....Thank you for responding.... Lots of cool people here that enjoy posting when the weather is slow... Thanks. Pedley, you, FtMyersgirl, VR, IRG I have many friends here. I may not always post about the weather but that is who I am...If I piss off the admins, So be it
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Quoting PedleyCA:


There are about 5-6 kinds of "Spam." Still doesn't make me want to eat it. Good as an emergency food I suppose. If that's all you have to eat, I would imagine that would improve the taste of it. I worked in a market and you get
to see all kinds of weird foods you might miss. I was the person who added all the new things to the shelves. Too much fun.
I don't like canned ham because of the jelly. I do love liver and onions, but I am picky how it is cooked. I would have to be really starving to try spam again, no matter what "flavor" they have it in. Too much like canned ham. I know, I am weird.
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Northern Texas............THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE IN COVERAGE MID TO LATE MORNING
TUESDAY...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTH-CENTRAL AND NORTHEAST PARTS OF
THE AREA. STORMS WILL LIKELY FORM INTO A BROKEN SQUALL LINE WITH
BOWING LINE SEGMENTS TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...AS A DRYLINE
MOVES QUICKLY TOWARD INTERSTATE 35. AREAS EAST OF A SHERMAN...TO
DALLAS...TO FAIRFIELD LINE WILL SEE THE GREATEST POTENTIAL FOR
SEVERE WEATHER. THOUGH DAMAGING WINDS 60 TO 70 MPH AND HAIL ARE
THE MAIN THREATS...BRIEF TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY
EMBEDDED SUPERCELLS WITHIN BOWING LINE SEGMENTS DUE TO STRONG
WIND SHEAR PRESENT IN THE LOWER ATMOSPHERE.
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Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
Years ago I tried Spam ... It's not too bad with cheese.... I understand there is a "Lite" Spam now... I need to try it.... Also on my bucket list is to visit the "Spam museum" in Minnesota


There are about 5-6 kinds of "Spam." Still doesn't make me want to eat it. Good as an emergency food I suppose. If that's all you have to eat, I would imagine that would improve the taste of it. I worked in a market and you get
to see all kinds of weird foods you might miss. I was the person who added all the new things to the shelves. Too much fun.
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The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting the potential for a significant severe weather event to unfold on Tuesday across the southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley. The greatest risk extends from the Tenn./Ark./Miss. border southward to central Louisiana. The primary threats will be damaging winds, possibly widespread, and embedded tornadoes within bowing segments.
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I cannot remember a January where I live on the central East Coast that the trees started flowering. It's not every species, of course, but many are blooming as opposed to just budding.

Rather than having an extended period of warm weather, it's been more of a moderate up and down cycle, exactly as Dr. Masters has described in other parts of the U.S.

Usually you'll only see this whenever the temperatures stay high for a week or more, but this year is different. We're seeing full blown flowering without more than a week of warm weather, and I have to guess this has something to do with the degree of warmth on certain days, as opposed to the duration of warmth.

Some species are set more to temperature than daylight length, but regardless, this appears to be playing out very differently this year, in terms of the speed that flowering has developed, so early.
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Quoting kwgirl:
PBW you have strange tastes. I vaguely remember eating spam when I lived in Morocco many moons ago. I wonder what the Lite is, less filler or less offal? Probably the offal since livers, kidneys etc can be fattening.
Love liver and onions.... Had a wonderful lunch yesterday of catfish and froglegs at "Marsh landing" in Fellsmere Florida.... Yummy
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I am amazed, we have this possibly very severe weather coming and what are folks worried about?..a few posts..geez..this week people could be losing their homes due to high winds or flooding in some parts..if your concerned about a post, POST your weather items and bury it..by complaining your continuing it....just my thought on it, no one has to listen but if a post or two are bad and off topic..DOC is the one to say so and do something about it no?
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Quoting PalmBeachWeather:
Years ago I tried Spam ... It's not too bad with cheese.... I understand there is a "Lite" Spam now... I need to try it.... Also on my bucket list is to visit the "Spam museum" in Minnesota
PBW you have strange tastes. I vaguely remember eating spam when I lived in Morocco many moons ago. I wonder what the Lite is, less filler or less offal? Probably the offal since livers, kidneys etc can be fattening. After all, the price of organ meat, or any meat has gone up.
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yep looks that way largo nice warm winds for 36 hours anyway then the cold wind follows behind
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Quoting JustPlantIt:
So, relative to weather, 5 posts are spam? That's what I've counted. Wanting to have information... considered spam? Her first post was a go-too mailbox. I just scrolled down when I saw the other posts.
This person wants info... what better place to learn? And who can accurately predict mother nature??? Let alone the science of melting ice, perhaps global warming, changing climate, hazardous air, etc. All here for everyone to learn from. This is not perfected science... and surely will get more unperfected from all we thought we knew due to changes.
Years ago I tried Spam ... It's not too bad with cheese.... I understand there is a "Lite" Spam now... I need to try it.... Also on my bucket list is to visit the "Spam museum" in Minnesota
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
Gonna be some very strong winds huh keeper
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
the post in question was not even in reference to wundergirl but the spamming of utubes and wundergirl was ask not to spam the blog with the same post over and over again noibody said not to post anything

just don't post it over and over and over until it becomes spam
So, relative to weather, 5 posts are spam? That's what I've counted. Wanting to have information... considered spam? Her first post was a go-too mailbox. I just scrolled down when I saw the other posts.
This person wants info... what better place to learn? And who can accurately predict mother nature??? Let alone the science of melting ice, perhaps global warming, changing climate, hazardous air, etc. All here for everyone to learn from. This is not perfected science... and surely will get more unperfected from all we thought we knew due to changes.
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Do you enjoy throwing up every 5 minutes Claude?
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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.