U.S. gets unusually boring January weather; Thursday storm to ease Midwest drought

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 9:59 PM GMT on February 16, 2013

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After an unusually intense period of extreme weather during 2011 and 2012, the U.S. had its quietest month in nearly two years during January 2013, according to NOAA's U.S. Climate Extremes Index (CEI). The index tracks the percentage area of the contiguous U.S. experiencing top-10% and bottom-10% extremes in temperature, precipitation, and drought. The CEI during January 2013 was 14%, which was the lowest since the 12% value during February 2011. On average, about 20% of the contiguous U.S. experiences top-10% extreme weather as defined by the CEI. In 2012, just two months (October and February) had below-average CEI, so the weather of January 2013 was a welcome relief from our recent "new normal" of increased extreme weather. Of course, the month wasn't completely without notable weather--the tornado outbreak of January 29 - 30 generated 57 tornadoes, the second largest January tornado outbreak on record. January 2013 ranked as the 39th warmest January since 1895, said NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in their latest State of the Climate report. Utah and Nevada had a top-ten coldest January; no states had a top-ten warmest January. The January warmth was enough to make the 12-month period ending in January 2013 the warmest such period for the contiguous U.S., with every state being warmer than average. Sixteen states, across the central U.S. and Northeast, were record warm, and 27 additional states were top ten warm.


Figure 1. Historical temperature ranking for the U.S. for January 2013. Utah and Nevada had a top-ten coldest January, and no states had a top-ten warmest January. Image credit: National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

Drought conditions improve slightly; wetter weather on the way to Midwest drought region
January 2013 had slightly above-average precipitation over the contiguous U.S., but there were notable wet and dry extremes. Louisiana had its wettest January on record, and Michigan, Virginia, Tennessee, and Mississippi all had top-ten wettest January weather. Florida, California, and Connecticut all had top-ten driest January weather. Heavy rains in Alabama and Georgia helped give that region no areas of exceptional drought for the first time since January 10, 2012. However, the core of the drought area over the Midwest U.S. shrank only slightly, with the area of the contiguous U.S. experiencing moderate-to-exceptional drought going from 61% on January 1 to 56% on February 12. The U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook, issued February 7, calls for new areas of drought to develop over Florida, Texas, and California. However, some improvement in drought conditions is expected over about 40% of the drought region by April 30. The latest forecasts from the GFS and European (ECMWF) model show a modest shift in the jet stream pattern during the remainder of February, which may allow more moisture-bearing low pressure systems to pass through the main portion of the Midwest drought region. One storm for sure will arrive on Thursday, and many areas of the drought region should enjoy their their wettest day in months.


Figure 2. Drought conditions as of February 12, 2013, showed that 56% of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate or greater drought. Image credit: U.S. Drought Monitor.


Figure 3. Predicted precipitation for the 7-day period ending Saturday, February 23 at 7 pm EST. Almost the entire nation is expected to get precipitation, including the core of the drought region. Image credit: NOAA/HPC.

Forward on Climate rally on February 17th in Washington, D.C. 
On Sunday, February 17, at noon EST, what is expected to be the largest climate rally in history will take place in Washington D.C. The rally is a project of the Sierra Club, 350.org, and the Hip Hop Caucus. The organizers mustered 15,000 protesters last year in D.C. to protest the potential approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline (meant to bring oil from Canada's tar sands into the U.S.) Protesting the potential approval of the pipeline will be a major focus of Sunday's rally, as well. More broadly, the rally aims to put pressure on President Obama to make good on the promises he made during Tuesday's State of the Union Address:

"But for the sake of our children and our future, we must do more to combat climate change. Yes, it’s true that no single event makes a trend. But the fact is, the 12 hottest years on record have all come in the last 15. Heat waves, droughts, wildfires, floods – all are now more frequent and more intense. We can choose to believe that Superstorm Sandy, and the most severe drought in decades, and the worst wildfires some states have ever seen were all just a freak coincidence. Or we can choose to believe in the overwhelming judgment of science – and act before it’s too late….But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will."

It's about time that the President began talking about the reality of our changing climate, and the need to pursue aggressive actions to combat human-caused climate change. January 2013 was a welcome relief from the intense stretch of extreme weather our nation has suffered over the past two years. But the extreme weather of 2011 - 2012 is going to be more typical of our "new normal" of weather during the coming decades. Earth's climate is warming, and the overwhelming majority of climate scientists agree that human activity is the main cause. Extreme weather events are increasing in response to the warming climate. People can take cost-effective actions to limit the damage, and our lawmakers are going to come under increasing pressure from grass-roots efforts like the Forward on Climate rally to act to slow down climate change.

I'll have a new post on Tuesday.

Jeff Masters

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Quoting trHUrrIXC5MMX:
When is this suppose to happen?.
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Quoting islander101010:
interesting area in the west carib. looks like a few showers sign of things to come?
Good morning all. I went to the satelitte loop on the Tropical weather page here and when I changed it to infrared, there was nothing in the Western Caribbean.
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Quoting islander101010:
interesting area in the west carib. looks like a few showers sign of things to come?


where are you taking it to?
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interesting area in the west carib. looks like a few showers sign of things to come?
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Quoting washingtonian115:
Aaaand the blog is dead -_-.


bring something up.
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Quoting ncstorm:


Increased the Wind Outlook as well



Yes. And It looks like Wed-Thurs might setup with some strong to severe storms widespread throughout the Southern plains and Southeastern US. The wind shear, temperature/moisture confluence and CAPE values these last couple months seem more like a March/April setup than Winter.
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This week's CPC ENSO update in the form of text will be released on Tuesday because of the holiday but the graphic was updated showing Nino 3.4 warming up a little bit.

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THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL
ALABAMA...SOUTHWEST ALABAMA...NORTHWEST FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST
MISSISSIPPI.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SEVERAL AREA RIVERS REMAIN IN MINOR TO MODERATE FLOOD. SEE
APPROPRIATE RIVER FLOOD WARNINGS FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

A COLD FRONT WILL BRING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA TONIGHT INTO
TUESDAY MORNING. WHILE A FEW STRONG STORMS ARE POSSIBLE...THE THREAT FOR
SEVERE WEATHER IS LOW AT THIS TIME DUE TO A LACK OF INSTABILITY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY

ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL BRING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA
THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SOME STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE
POSSIBLE WITH THIS SYSTEM...HOWEVER IT IS TOO EARLY TO DETERMINE THE
EXTENT THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT. STAY TUNED FOR FUTURE UPDATES ON
THIS SYSTEM.
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..THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVERS IN FLORIDA...

APALACHICOLA RIVER NEAR BLOUNTSTOWN AFFECTING CALHOUN...FRANKLIN...GULF AND
LIBERTY COUNTIES


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ALL PERSONS WITH INTEREST ALONG THE RIVER SHOULD MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS...
AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY. DO
NOT DRIVE CARS THROUGH FLOODED AREAS. IF YOU SEE FLOOD WATERS...REMEMBER TO TURN
AROUND AND DO NOT DROWN.
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wow check out the northern portion of this storm..
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Quoting aspectre:
Looks like folks pay attention when there's really something NEW in the news.
NewYorkTimes 10 most emailed story links

1. Size of Blast and Number of Injuries Are Seen as Rare for a Rock From Space
2. Earth May Not Be Ready for the Next Close Encounter
3. Vindication for Entrepreneurs Watching Sky: Yes, It Can Fall
4. Shock Wave of Fireball Meteor Rattles Siberia, Injuring 1,200
5. Dashcams, Meant to Record Accidents and Mayhem, Capture Cosmic Event
6. After Assault From the Heavens, Russians Search for Clues and Count Blessings
7. A Flash in Russian Skies, as Inspiration for Fantasy
8. Answers to Reader Questions About the Meteorite Strike in Russia
9. Meteor Is Not Siberia's First Brush With Objects Falling From Space
10. Fatalistic, Reckless, Distrustful

The last being on commentary about Russian's attitudes toward the meteor.


I know people who are still complacent as could be after the Russian meteorite. "Well.. it won't happen in our lifetimes." I hate the mentality people take to brush off planetary defense, even after a 10 ton piece of rock came out of no where and hurt over a thousand people. Heck I hate it when people take that mentality about anything related to space exploration or space discoveries. You'd think the motivation for self preservation would be worth it.

But I guess that's another conversation for another time.
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NWS says thursday,GFS says Tuesday hmmmm..........
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AND THE WARM UP BEGINS..............
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Aaaand the blog is dead -_-.
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Quoting FunnelVortex:


The GFS is showing a sub 990 for me next week! This pattern is nuts!
Oh I had forgot to mention I was talking about the northern gulf coast.But anyway these winter storms have been unusually strong this year.In every basin actually.
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Anglospherics: I feel bad for whatever dinosaurs were still alive in the Urals until today.
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Next Chance of T-storms for S FL is Saturday and Sunday!!:)
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Slowly but surely Mississippi River is improving downstream..



Stream Site:Belle Chase ,La


DESCRIPTION:
Latitude 51'25", Longitude 58'40" NAD27
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Hydrologic Unit 08090100
Drainage area: 1,130,000 square miles
Contributing drainage area: 1,110,000 square miles,
Datum of gage: -6.88 feet above NAVD88.

Hydrograh for Mississippi River at Belle Chase,La..




Upstream is improving at a much slower rate..

Stream Site


DESCRIPTION:
Latitude 43'01'37.3", Longitude 91'10'21" NAD27
Clayton County, Iowa, Hydrologic Unit 07060001
Drainage area: 67,500 square miles
Contributing drainage area: 67,500 square miles,
Datum of gage: 604.84 feet above NGVD29

Hydrograh for McGregor,Ia



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Quoting washingtonian115:
I'm telling ya the pattern sure is reminding me of 05..mmmm.Watch out later in down the road.They sure have been in a wet pattern.


The GFS is showing a sub 990 for me next week! This pattern is nuts!
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I'm telling ya the pattern sure is reminding me of 05..mmmm.Watch out later in down the road.They sure have been in a wet pattern.
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Found this timelapse of NEMO

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Quoting VR46L:
Slight Risk today for Tx and La





SPC AC 181257

DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0657 AM CST MON FEB 18 2013

VALID 181300Z - 191200Z

...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS LATER THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY
TONIGHT FOR E TX...NW LA...AND SRN AR...

...E TX/NW LA/SRN AR THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY TONIGHT...
A MIDLEVEL SHORT WAVE TROUGH OVER THE CENTRAL/SRN HIGH PLAINS THIS
MORNING WILL PROGRESS EWD TO THE MS VALLEY OVERNIGHT...WITH THE
PRIMARY MIDLEVEL SPEED MAX TRANSLATING FROM OK/AR TO THE LOWER OH
VALLEY. AT THE SURFACE...A REMNANT LEE CYCLONE IN NE KS WILL
DEVELOP NEWD AND CONSOLIDATE WITH A SEPARATE LOW NOW IN E CENTRAL
MN...RESULTING IN A DEEPENING CYCLONE OVERNIGHT ACROSS THE UPPER
GREAT LAKES. A TRAILING COLD FRONT WILL LIKEWISE SWEEP EWD/SEWD
ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS TO THE LOWER-MID MS VALLEY OVERNIGHT. THIS
FRONT WILL PROVIDE THE PRIMARY FOCUS FOR STRONG/SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
DEVELOPMENT LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY TONIGHT.

LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE IS RETURNING TO TX THIS MORNING...WITH MID 50S
BOUNDARY LAYER DEWPOINTS ALONG THE I-10 CORRIDOR AND LOW 60S ALONG
THE LOWER TX COAST...LARGELY AS FORECAST BY RECENT RUNS OF THE NAM.
CONTINUED NWD/NEWD MOISTENING WILL CONTRIBUTE TO DESTABILIZATION
BENEATH THE STEEP LAPSE RATE PLUME NOTED IN 12Z SOUNDINGS ACROSS
OK/TX. THE CAP WILL BE SUBSTANTIAL THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY AS A
RESULT OF SOMEWHAT COOL SURFACE TEMPERATURES AND STRATUS...THOUGH A
FEW CLOUD BREAKS WILL BE POSSIBLE LATER THIS AFTERNOON ON THE W EDGE
OF THE RICHER MOISTURE FROM CENTRAL INTO E TX. MODIFIED OBSERVED
AND FORECAST SOUNDINGS SUPPORT MLCAPE APPROACHING 500 J/KG INTO THE
SLIGHT RISK AREA...WHERE CONVECTIVE INHIBITION WILL WEAKEN WITH
LOW-LEVEL ASCENT ALONG THE COLD FRONT. SURFACE-BASED CONVECTIVE
INITIATION WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE 21-00Z TIME FRAME ACROSS NE TX/SE
OK...WITH STORMS EXPECTED TO SPREAD EWD INTO TONIGHT. THE
COMBINATION OF WEAK BUOYANCY AND STRONG VERTICAL SHEAR WILL FAVOR
ORGANIZED STORM STRUCTURES...WITH BOTH BOWING SEGMENTS AND SOME
SUPERCELL STRUCTURES POSSIBLE. A FEW DAMAGING GUSTS WILL BE THE
MAIN THREAT THIS EVENING/EARLY TONIGHT AS STORMS LIKELY ORGANIZE
INTO A LINEAR CONFIGURATION...PRIOR TO THE CONVECTION MOVING E/NE OF
THE WEAKLY UNSTABLE PORTION OF THE WARM SECTOR.

..THOMPSON/GRAMS.. 02/18/201


Increased the Wind Outlook as well

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Quoting GeorgiaStormz:
Models seem to agree on a trough in the US just after the thursday system, followed by another weaker (for now) trough after that.


See my post in 640
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Models seem to agree on a trough in the US just after the thursday system, followed by another weaker (for now) trough after that.

The GFS seems to mainly trying to bring back winter....all the way to the florida keys.
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646. VR46L
Slight Risk today for Tx and La





SPC AC 181257

DAY 1 CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
0657 AM CST MON FEB 18 2013

VALID 181300Z - 191200Z

...THERE IS A SLGT RISK OF SVR TSTMS LATER THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY
TONIGHT FOR E TX...NW LA...AND SRN AR...

...E TX/NW LA/SRN AR THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY TONIGHT...
A MIDLEVEL SHORT WAVE TROUGH OVER THE CENTRAL/SRN HIGH PLAINS THIS
MORNING WILL PROGRESS EWD TO THE MS VALLEY OVERNIGHT...WITH THE
PRIMARY MIDLEVEL SPEED MAX TRANSLATING FROM OK/AR TO THE LOWER OH
VALLEY. AT THE SURFACE...A REMNANT LEE CYCLONE IN NE KS WILL
DEVELOP NEWD AND CONSOLIDATE WITH A SEPARATE LOW NOW IN E CENTRAL
MN...RESULTING IN A DEEPENING CYCLONE OVERNIGHT ACROSS THE UPPER
GREAT LAKES. A TRAILING COLD FRONT WILL LIKEWISE SWEEP EWD/SEWD
ACROSS THE SRN PLAINS TO THE LOWER-MID MS VALLEY OVERNIGHT. THIS
FRONT WILL PROVIDE THE PRIMARY FOCUS FOR STRONG/SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
DEVELOPMENT LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY TONIGHT.

LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE IS RETURNING TO TX THIS MORNING...WITH MID 50S
BOUNDARY LAYER DEWPOINTS ALONG THE I-10 CORRIDOR AND LOW 60S ALONG
THE LOWER TX COAST...LARGELY AS FORECAST BY RECENT RUNS OF THE NAM.
CONTINUED NWD/NEWD MOISTENING WILL CONTRIBUTE TO DESTABILIZATION
BENEATH THE STEEP LAPSE RATE PLUME NOTED IN 12Z SOUNDINGS ACROSS
OK/TX. THE CAP WILL BE SUBSTANTIAL THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY AS A
RESULT OF SOMEWHAT COOL SURFACE TEMPERATURES AND STRATUS...THOUGH A
FEW CLOUD BREAKS WILL BE POSSIBLE LATER THIS AFTERNOON ON THE W EDGE
OF THE RICHER MOISTURE FROM CENTRAL INTO E TX. MODIFIED OBSERVED
AND FORECAST SOUNDINGS SUPPORT MLCAPE APPROACHING 500 J/KG INTO THE
SLIGHT RISK AREA...WHERE CONVECTIVE INHIBITION WILL WEAKEN WITH
LOW-LEVEL ASCENT ALONG THE COLD FRONT. SURFACE-BASED CONVECTIVE
INITIATION WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THE 21-00Z TIME FRAME ACROSS NE TX/SE
OK...WITH STORMS EXPECTED TO SPREAD EWD INTO TONIGHT. THE
COMBINATION OF WEAK BUOYANCY AND STRONG VERTICAL SHEAR WILL FAVOR
ORGANIZED STORM STRUCTURES...WITH BOTH BOWING SEGMENTS AND SOME
SUPERCELL STRUCTURES POSSIBLE. A FEW DAMAGING GUSTS WILL BE THE
MAIN THREAT THIS EVENING/EARLY TONIGHT AS STORMS LIKELY ORGANIZE
INTO A LINEAR CONFIGURATION...PRIOR TO THE CONVECTION MOVING E/NE OF
THE WEAKLY UNSTABLE PORTION OF THE WARM SECTOR.

..THOMPSON/GRAMS.. 02/18/201
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Invest 94S



Are you sure this isn't a depression, or even a TS?
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Quoting VR46L:


That is a terrific Shot P'Cola Absolutely beautiful !!


Modis is soo cool !!
I would have never thought I would be able to visually experience the world,in near real time, they way we do now..
Simply amazing to me..
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643. VR46L
Quoting pcola57:
Some very cool clouds around New Zealand today..



That is a terrific Shot P'Cola Absolutely beautiful !!
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Some very cool clouds around New Zealand today..

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Fast Growing Sunspot / M-Flare
A new Sunspot numbered 1675 continues to expand and is now capable of producing M-Class solar flares. An impulsive M1.9 event was observed at 15:50 UTC on Sunday morning. Continue to monitor this region for further activity.

SUMMARY: 10cm Radio Burst
Begin Time: 2013 Feb 17 1547 UTC
Maximum Time: 2013 Feb 17 1547 UTC
End Time: 2013 Feb 17 1551 UTC Duration: 4 minutes
Peak Flux: 340 sfu
Description: A 10cm radio burst indicates that the electromagnetic burst associated with a solar flare at the 10cm wavelength was double or greater than the initial 10cm radio background. This can be indicative of significant radio noise in association with a solar flare. This noise is generally short-lived but can cause interference for sensitive receivers including radar, GPS, and satellite communications.


Solar Filament..
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The GFS is showing a huge sub 990 storm for me next Wendsday.

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Modis picked up the fires in Australia today..

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Not too much change to "Plato"...955 mb, just a bit weaker

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Cold weather yesterday killed my mulberry crop. cold to day damaged the mulberry bushes (trees)
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CAPE Values on Friday.

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Models forecasting 1-1.5 inches of snow for me in the next 48 hours.
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Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
only stormy area this am is along canada east coast



That circulation, looks kinda like a hurricane!
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Interesting tidbit about the lack of a pattern in the damage caused by the Chelyabinsk meteor
The roof of the zinc factory that collapsed was reinforced with a lattice of steel beams and supported by concrete joists that are now broken, jutting upward with mangled re-bar protruding.
Windows on a neighboring house blew in with such force that the frames went with them. Yet a few yards away on Sverdlovsky Street, the cosmos spared a seemingly vulnerable Hundai dealership, a three-story cube sheathed in glass, with glistening display models inside. Not a window broke.
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Beautiful morning..
Blue Angels out practicing this am..
Don't kow if anyone knows this,but military cut-backs are threatening to end the Blue Angels..
Sad..


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Quoting BahaHurican:
It's supposed to get up to 84 here today, but I'm not sure how.... lol

One cold day is enough for me though. I won't be complaining...


Pretty sure they meant 48 ;)
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Good Morning All..
Temp. shows to be 47..
Went and got the local newspaper and was frosty all around the yard..
Maybe a cool spot last night here..
Anyway..
A virtually cloud free Florida this am..
Don't think it will continue though..
Forecasers calling for 60% pm chance of rain..



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Quoting BahaHurican:

Thanks for sharing this... this is what I was getting at - that while people may have some concern about the climate and negative impacts of changes, it's well down the list after food and security.



I agree that it is so..
But should it be?
I'm thinking WATER should be high on the list as well..
Who's in charge of these issues?
It boils down to US..
Yes' we are in charge of whom we select and vote into offices of government that can change "the status quo" thinking into a problem solving ones..
That's right people,it's our own fault..
Like it or not..
Could go on and on with this but will not do that here on this blog..
I will leave you with this video and it's message to contemplate..
It's from 1970 and still rings true today..




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Quoting LargoFl:
air is still here..not even a breeze,cold and frost everywhere,on the roofs on the grass etc..come on sun, do your thing lol
We've got mostly cloudy here, so sun is not going to help much... also wind has picked up, so it will feel even colder than it actually is...

Anybody with a quick line on a wind chill calculator?
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7-day for Tampa Bay area..............
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