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Snowmageddon storm clobbers the Mid-Atlantic with 2 - 3 feet of snow

By: Dr. Jeff Masters, 11:08 PM GMT on February 06, 2010

It's a very white world in the Mid-Atlantic today, where the historic blizzard of 2010 has buried residents under a record-breaking two to three feet of snow. The storm, which President Obama referred to as "Snowmageddon" in a speech before the Democratic National Committee winter meeting, set the all-time record for heaviest snowfall in Delaware history, thanks to the 26.5" that fell in Wilmington (old state record: 25" in the President's Day storm of 2003). "Snowmageddon" dumped the second heaviest at Philadelphia 28.5"), second heaviest at Atlantic City (18.2"), third heaviest at Baltimore (24.8"), and the 4th heaviest at Washington D.C. (17.8"). Several locations in Maryland have seen over three feet of snow, with the northern Washington D.C. suburb of Colesville receiving 40", and the southern Baltimore suburb of Elkridge receiving 38.3". While the blizzard was not an exceptionally strong storm--the central pressure was a rather unimpressive 986 mb at the height of the blizzard, at 9am EST Saturday--it was an exceptionally wet storm. The melted equivalent precipitation for the blizzard exceeded three inches along its core snow belt. That's an phenomenal amount of moisture for a winter storm. The blizzard formed a very unstable region aloft where thunderstorms were able to build, and there were many reports of thundersnow during the height of the storm. These embedded thunderstorms were able to generate very heavy snow bursts of 2 - 3 inches per hour.

A new storm expected to affect the area Tuesday may add to the immense pile of snow on the ground, though the precipitation may partially fall as rain. With only a slow warm up in store for the mid-Atlantic over the next ten days, the snow will stick around for a while. This is a good thing, since a sudden thaw or heavy rain event could generate considerable flooding, if the three inches of precipitation locked in the snow is suddenly released.

Today's blizzard is the second major snowstorm of 16+ inches to affect the Washington D.C./Baltimore region this winter--the other being the 16.4" storm of December 19 - 20. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the expected return period in the Washington D.C./Baltimore region for snowstorms with more than 16 inches of snow is about once every 25 years. Thus, a one-two punch of two major Mid-Atlantic Nor'easters with 16+ inches of snow in one winter is something that should happen only once every 625 years. Such an event has not happened since the beginning of the historical record in 1870. The numbers are even more impressive for Philadelphia, which has had two snowstorms exceeding 23" this winter. According to the National Climatic Data Center, the return period for a 22+ inch snow storm is once every 100 years--and we've had two 100-year snow storms in Philadelphia this winter. That should happen only once every 10,000 years, in today's climate. Of course, the last ice age was just ending around 12,000 years ago, so this probability number has to be viewed with a some skepticism. Still, the two huge snowstorms this winter in the Mid-Atlantic are definitely a very rare event one should see only once every few hundred years.


Figure 1. "Snowmageddon", the Nor'easter of February 5 - 6, just off the Mid-Atlantic coast, at 12:01 pm EST Saturday 2/6/10. Image credit: NASA GOES project.

The top 10 snowstorms on record for Baltimore:

1. 28.2", Feb 15-18, 2003
2. 26.5", Jan 27-29, 1922
3. 24.8", Feb 5-6, 2010
4. 22.8", Feb 11-12, 1983
5. 22.5", Jan 7-8, 1996
6. 22.0", Mar 29-30, 1942
7. 21.4", Feb 11-14, 1899
8. 21.0", Dec 19-20, 2009
9. 20.0", Feb 18-19, 1979
10. 16.0", Mar 15-18, 1892

The top 10 snowstorms on record for Washington, D.C.:

1. 28.0", Jan 27-28, 1922
2. 20.5", Feb 11-13, 1899
3. 18.7", Feb 18-19, 1979
4. 17.8" Feb 5-6, 2010
5. 17.1", Jan 6-8, 1996
6. 16.7", Feb 15-18, 2003
7. 16.6", Feb 11-12, 1983
8. 16.4", Dec 19-20, 2009 (Snowpocalypse)
9. 14.4", Feb 15-16, 1958
10. 14.4", Feb 7, 1936

Top 9 snowstorms for Philadelphia:

1. 30.7", Jan 7-8, 1996
2. 28.5", Feb 5-6, 2010
3. 23.2", Dec 19-20, 2009
4. 21.3", Feb 11-12, 1983
5. 21.0", Dec 25-26, 1909
6. 19.4", Apr 3-4, 1915
7. 18.9", Feb 12-14, 1899
8. 16.7", Jan 22-24, 1935
9. 15.1", Feb 28-Mar 1, 1941

I'll have a new blog on Monday, when I'll discuss if record snow storms are inconsistent with a world experiencing warming. Have a great Super Bowl weekend, everyone!

Jeff Masters
cleaning up the cars
cleaning up the cars
Blizzard 2010
Blizzard  2010
winter scenic
winter scenic
From the looks of the cars we may never dig out.
Hubby Tries to Clear the Snow.
Hubby Tries to Clear the Snow.
Hubby tried to use the snow-blower to clear the snow, unfortunately for him the snow is too deep for the snow-blower. The shovel and his arms will have to do the job.

Winter Weather

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Reader Comments

Quoting Bordonaro:
482. Unfortunately, once every 200-500 years the New Madrid Fault rips loose, causing several major quakes and thousand of aftershocks. Hopefully that will not happen any time soon!
iam waitin on a big one not sure where or when but it will be an 8.1 or higher been a while since anything real big so we are almost due
There is like a a 10 percent chance of an x class flair. The sun has really become quite active all of a sudden.

On the moon or in interplanetary transit an astronaut would fare far worse than on the ISS.

Sickening Solar Flares

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS), by the way, were safe. The ISS is heavily shielded, plus the station orbits Earth inside our planet's protective magnetic field. "The crew probably absorbed no more than 1 rem," says Cucinotta.



2005 was the last major series of solar storms interestingly enough.
Tropical Cyclone Fourteen. One down, three or four more to go.





Some news on the Canary Islands flooding, for when y'all come back from watching Super Bowl: Link
highlights from this LinkAuthors: Committee on the Societal and Economic Impacts of Severe Space Weather Events: A Workshop, National Research Council Authoring Organizations Description: The adverse effects of extreme space weather on modern technology--power grid outages, high-frequency communication blackouts, spacecraft anomalies--are well known and well documented, and the physical processes underlying space weather are also generally well understood. Less well documented and understood, however,

The strongest solar storm on record is the Carrington Event of 1859, named after Richard Carrington, an astronomer who witnessed the super solar flare that set off the event as he was projecting an image of the sun onto a white screen. In those days, of course, there was nothing much to damage. A high-intensity burst of electromagnetic energy shot through telegraph lines, disrupting communications, shocking technicians, and setting their papers on fire. Northern Lights were visible as far south as Cuba and Hawaii. But otherwise life went on as normal.

The same would not be true were a solar storm of similar magnitude to erupt today. Instead, the infrastructure we depend on would be wiped out. Most of us would not adapt well to this sudden return to a pre-industrial age.


How likely is a repeat of the Carrington Event? Scientists say it is not only possible %u2014 it is inevitable. What they don%u2019t know is when. The best estimates suggest that super solar storms occur once every 100 years %u2014 which means we are 50 years overdue.

Both the EMP Commission and a 2008 study by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) call for a response: hardening the electrical grid and other components of the infrastructure to increase the chances they would survive, as well as pre-positioning spares of essential, complex components of the electrical grid and other infrastructure critical to communications and emergency public services.

And it would certainly help if scientists could learn to forecast solar storms reliably. If we know one is coming, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the destruction. In particular, the electrical grid could be shut down; planes could be grounded (Air Force One is designed to withstand an EMP attack, but other planes would fall from the sky); citizens could be instructed not to leave home %u2014 in particular, to stay out of their cars, which would stop working %u2014 until the storm subsided.
Current score: Saints 0 - Colts 3
Quoting surfmom:
highlights from this Link

The strongest solar storm on record is the Carrington Event of 1859, named after Richard Carrington, an astronomer who witnessed the super solar flare that set off the event as he was projecting an image of the sun onto a white screen. In those days, of course, there was nothing much to damage. A high-intensity burst of electromagnetic energy shot through telegraph lines, disrupting communications, shocking technicians, and setting their papers on fire. Northern Lights were visible as far south as Cuba and Hawaii. But otherwise life went on as normal.

The same would not be true were a solar storm of similar magnitude to erupt today. Instead, the infrastructure we depend on would be wiped out. Most of us would not adapt well to this sudden return to a pre-industrial age.


How likely is a repeat of the Carrington Event? Scientists say it is not only possible — it is inevitable. What they don’t know is when. The best estimates suggest that super solar storms occur once every 100 years — which means we are 50 years overdue.

Both the EMP Commission and a 2008 study by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) call for a response: hardening the electrical grid and other components of the infrastructure to increase the chances they would survive, as well as pre-positioning spares of essential, complex components of the electrical grid and other infrastructure critical to communications and emergency public services.

And it would certainly help if scientists could learn to forecast solar storms reliably. If we know one is coming, there are steps that can be taken to reduce the destruction. In particular, the electrical grid could be shut down; planes could be grounded (Air Force One is designed to withstand an EMP attack, but other planes would fall from the sky); citizens could be instructed not to leave home — in particular, to stay out of their cars, which would stop working — until the storm subsided.


Non-HTTP link?
surfmom an event like that now would shut EVERYTHING DOWN for weeks if not months.
Hurrah :)
TD
instead of who dat it should be who what
colts got to do nothing else but stop em from scoring now and who thats the game
Post 507 - I might have goofed it the first time - it should reference the book that discusses this..... I can read -but I'm computer-challenged -sorry
saints always start off like that.
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
iam waitin on a big one not sure where or when but it will be an 8.1 or higher been a while since anything real big so we are almost due


can't say I disagree,one of the first things I do in the AM is check Orca's & Keeper's earthquake maps.... and Keeper's Solar pics.....
GO SAINTS, GO SAINTS; DOWN WITH THE COLTS, DOWN WITH THE COLTS, GEEZE, :(.
55 here now. Beautiful week ahead for our neck of the woods:

Local Text Forecast for
West Palm Beach, FL (33409)

Feb 7 Tonight
Clear to partly cloudy. Low 47F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Feb 8 Tomorrow
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 72F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Feb 8 Tomorrow night
Clear to partly cloudy. Low 59F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
Feb 9 Tuesday
Plenty of sun. Highs in the upper 70s and lows in the low 60s.
Feb 10 Wednesday
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the mid 40s.
Feb 11 Thursday
Mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low 50s.
Feb 12 Friday
Showers possible. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 60s.
Feb 13 Saturday
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 60s.
Feb 14 Sunday
Mostly cloudy, chance of showers. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 60s.
Feb 15 Monday
Partly cloudy. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 50s.
Feb 16 Tuesday
Abundant sunshine. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the mid 50s.
515. Floridano 7:22 PM EST on February 07, 2010
GO SAINTS, GO SAINTS; DOWN WITH THE COLTS, DOWN WITH THE COLTS, GEEZE, :(.
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have a good ole bud and chill out
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
colts got to do nothing else but stop em from scoring now and who thats the game


From what I can see... Saints appear to be playing College ball. You know that expression... bring a knife to a gun fight
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
iam waitin on a big one not sure where or when but it will be an 8.1 or higher been a while since anything real big so we are almost due


We are almost over due for a big one :(
Quoting Orcasystems:


From what I can see... Saints appear to be playing College ball. You know that expression... bring a knife to a gun fight


maybe we should go with what dat instead
How are ya, Keeper, my friend?
good just chillin watchin the game
Hmmmm..... could this solar flare be impacting Dish Network and DirectTV transmissions? [I admit freely I don't know all that much abt. solar flares etc....]
Geeze...there are more commercials than game...
Quoting BahaHurican:
Hmmmm..... could this solar flare be impacting Dish Network and DirectTV transmissions? [I admit freely I don't know all that much abt. solar flares etc....]
possible but they are reporting only some slight charging of the ionosphere at this time nothing more 5 percent chance of a bigger event in coming days
Oh...bad call
Arm chairs are going to have a ball with that one.
I can hear Pat now all the way in Florida (:
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
I can hear Pat now all the way in Florida (:


If he didn't throw a beer thru the TV
halftime
had to settle for a field goal
Who is doing the half-time show?
the who
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
the who


That was my question. Who is doing the half-time show?
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:


That was my question. Who is doing the half-time show?


Who's on first.
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
the who


who?
Your donations at work in Haiti
Link
ok whatever who is going to do is good
Quoting Orcasystems:


who?


I don't know!
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:


I don't know!


3rd base!
Quoting swampliliy:


3rd base!


What?
Please no "wardrobe malfunctions"
i hope the music tapes don't cut out

lol
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:


What?


If you really don't know, Abbott and Costello routine.
If you really do know, What's on second. :))
Half time show.. solid 5
out of 10 :(
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
Please no "wardrobe malfunctions"


Might be better than the vocal malfunctions they having. Fan of these guys, but c'mon, they can't hit the notes any more. Gotta appreciate the crowd though, good backup vocals. :)
Quoting PcolaDan:


Might be better than the vocal malfunctions they having. Fan of these guys, but c'mon, they can't hit the notes any more. Gotta appreciate the crowd though, good backup vocals. :)


I still have 45 & 33 of these guys... and this is bad... hurts to listen
Geoffrey- now you're talking Skippy!

Better than listening to The Was on halftime! :))))
Quoting Orcasystems:


I still have 45 & 33 of these guys... and this is bad... hurts to listen


And people accuse Favre of not knowing when to retire. The light show is nice though.
Quoting PcolaDan:


And people accuse Favre of not knowing when to retire. The light show is nice though.


God I hope they retire now... because its going to be brutal in the news :(
TIME TO REUP THE SNACKS AND REFRESHMENTS
I think Abbott and Costello would of went off better than that.
Quoting Orcasystems:


God I hope they retire now... because its going to be brutal in the news :(


Should be penalized, unsportmanlike conduct, and brought in Gloria Estefan. She should be nearby.
I agree Dan...I rather would have heard this:

So who won ;)
good start
from the pic posted in the main blog header "hubby tries to clear the snow" to the next day- my father-in-law is a determined man!!

Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
good start



555. drg0dOwnCountry 8:23 PM EST on February 07, 2010
So who won ;)
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just started second half i will let ya know in about 45 mins from now
I dunno..I was expecting a train wreck at halftime with The Who. I didn't find it bad at all. I guess that might be the difference. I didn't expect much and got more than I expected.
Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
So who won ;)
right nows saints 13 colts 10
Quoting Seastep:
362. drg0dOwnCountry

You can't be serious about Hypercapnia.

Only Mountain climbers need to worry about that.

Wrong

It may also be caused by exposure to environments containing abnormally high concentrations of carbon dioxide (usually due to volcanic or geothermal causes), or by rebreathing exhaled carbon dioxide.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypercapnia

An earthquake or volcanic eruption can trigger those. Your claim Co2 is not a pollutant is wrong seastep.
Gonna be a nail biter!!!!
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
right nows saints 13 colts 10
cooly, i get some snacks and watch this chat here for this epic game, lol.
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:
Gonna be a nail biter!!!!
right down to the wire colts will come on strong now to try and break em if not saints may go all the way
touchdown colts
colts 17 saints 16
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
colts 17 saints 13
I want the saints to win, because they didn't in a long time? And the area where the saints are from, deserves it ;) And the name is better ;)

So Who Dat?
Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
I want the saints to win, because they didn't in a long time? And the area where the saints are from, deserves it ;) And the name is better ;)

So Who Dat?
it all comes down to who plays the best and in about 20 mins or so we shall know who will stand and who will fall
lol i got a stream but no soudn ;( 16:17
5 mins final quarter
This is such a good game, no matter who wins I'm donating the full amount of my pledge on TD's blog to Portlight.
saints 24 colts 17
lol the saints pretty much own now the colts ;)
Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
lol the saints pretty much own now the colts ;)
a lot can happen in 5 minutes
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
a lot can happen in 5 minutes
Seriously this is my first football game i watch ...
Well???
Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
Seriously this is my first football game i watch ...
I loke it! have soudn now! Go Siants!
and the saints go marching in
TOUCH DOWN NEW ORLEANS
Who...
581. BtnTx
Thanks Peyton for that pass Go Saints!
...dat?!?!?!?!?!
play of the game
classic
saints 31 colts 17

congrats super bowl champs
Saints 31; Colts 17.
Incomplete, the Saints gonna do it ;)
Let's put up that Portlight link so we can do our thing!
590. BtnTx
Saints 31 Colts 17 FINAL
Neat game!
the Saints won
WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!!
and the saints go marching in
great game
597. BtnTx
Awesome Game!
Quoting BtnTx:
Saints 31 Colts 17 FINAL


I posted it first! Trusty old Wikipedia. :P
So cool when the saints scored 31. Dman i missed the first parts ...
Aww I wanted the colts to win.

We're now at T-3 hours and HOLDING for the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour in 6 hours, 18 minutes.
Quoting CybrTeddy:
Aww I wanted the colts to win.

We're now at T-3 hours and HOLDING for the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour in 6 hours, 18 minutes.
i wanted the best playing team to win and i guess they are the best of the best
CANDELAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA; GANAMOS, GO SAINTS!!!!!! CANDELAAAAAAAAAAAA, :).


WOWSA..itsa wild Uptown NOLA right now..

The Parade is Tuesday at 5pm.!

Who Dat?

We Dat.

Super Bowl 44 Champions

Saints Finished strong indeed.

Bring it on Home.
Congrats Saints! Great game :))
Quoting swampliliy:
Congrats Saints! Great game :))


Who's on first now...the Saints!!!!
Patrap you and New Orleans are the man.
I tell yas Like i did here at the Superdome reopening in Sept 06,on MNF.

"We all New Orleanians tonight" ..

I gotta find a dress to wear at the Saints Parade here Tuesday Evening..

A Promise is a promise.

608. BtnTx
spare us please no photos!
Congrats Pat and all Saints fans.
And one heck of a game too. We've had some great ones the past few years after a stretch of snoozers.

Gotta love it.
611. xcool
i'm so happy we made itttt
Never disagree with the Greyhounds!

I caught a bit of the game but didn't see the end, Glad the Saints won. What did everyone think of the HT show?
Quoting AussieStorm:
I caught a bit of the game but didn't see the end, Glad the Saints won. What did everyone think of the HT show?


I was busy during half time. Who performed?
Quoting GeoffreyWPB:


I was busy during half time. Who performed?
the who was
Quoting AussieStorm:
I caught a bit of the game but didn't see the end, Glad the Saints won. What did everyone think of the HT show?


We were hoping for a costume malfunction to make it memorable. Someone here renamed them "The Was". Think - bad Karaoke.
Quoting PcolaDan:


We were hoping for a costume malfunction to make it memorable. Someone here renamed them "The Was". Think - bad Karaoke.

oh no! I get enough of that at work
I'm a Panthers fan, but in Saints vs. Colts, definitely was pulling for the Saints. Love Nawlins and the folks there. Congrats to all my proud Cajun friends! (Yes, that is still politically correct, according to them.)

That said, we have gotten more snow this year since anyone can remember... the older folks talk about blizzards and snowfall back in the 1920's and even are producing family records of the 1800's. One week in Dec of this past year had three days of -47 wind chill. I like it - I love the cold! - but every time someone brings up "climate change", I have to snicker audibly. There seems to be a lot of hemming and hawing and backtracking since the 'global warming' hysteria changed to 'climate change'. I guess the only way to quieten the peak-to-peak dancing, bring folks back to earth, and develop realistic ways to survive whatever happens, is to get them to admit that humans have very little to do with the "Mini-Ice Age" or Maunder Minimum of the past, or the changes of the future. But since that will never happen (power-hungry people just can't let it go; they have to be RIGHT no matter what the cost -to others) we'll have to listen to the excuses and attempts at explanations... and spend double to heat our homes next year. Some people would insist even as their hands froze to their steering wheels - in June. I look forward to the ongoing endless insistence... NOT.

It's been lightly snowing off and on for 4 days here... Sigh. So lovely, like quiet kisses from the gods.
Quoting Patrap:
I tell yas Like i did here at the Superdome reopening in Sept 06,on MNF.

"We all New Orleanians tonight" ..

I gotta find a dress to wear at the Saints Parade here Tuesday Evening..

A Promise is a promise.



Photos, my brother, we need photos!

Congratulations, Patrick, you and all New Orleanians have earned this for all your years of patience...enjoy the glory!
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I think Matt is out of town...and I am surprised no one from Portlight even posted their link for the Super Bowl prediction contest. Here is the link for those who participated and thank you. Portlight
Saints win with 14 point victory.
Who were awesome tho definitely retro!
Quoting Chicklit:
Saints win with 14 point victory.
Who were awesome tho definitely retro!


Who were awesome?
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #2
TROPICAL CYCLONE PAT (09F)
12:00 PM FST February 8 2010
======================================

A TROPICAL CYCLONE GALE WARNING IS NOW IN FORCE FOR SUWARROW,MANIHIKI AND RAKAHANGA

At 0:00 AM UTC, Tropical Cyclone Pat (995 hPa) located at 11.4S 161.4W has 10 minute sustained winds of 40 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving southeast at 10 knots. Position FAIR based on GOES visible/enhanced infrared radar imagery with animation.

Gale Force Winds
===============
120 NM of the center in sectors from northeast through southeast to southwest and within 60 NM elsewhere

Convection remains persistent in the last 6-12 hours. Overall organization is good. Outflow remains good. TC PAT lies in a diffluent region aloft in a low sheared environment.

Dvorak analysis based on 0.6 wrap on LOG 10 spiral yielding DT 3.0, PT=3.0, MET=2.5. FT based on DT.

Dvorak Intensity:

The system is currently steered by northwest deep layer mean flow into area of decreasing shear. Most global models generally agree on a southeast movement and further intensification before gradual turning southward.

Forecast and Intensity
======================
12 HRS: 13.1S 159.7W - 40 knots (CAT 1)
24 HRS: 14.2S 158.5W - 45 knots (CAT 1)
48 HRS: 16.9S 157.3W - 55 knots (CAT 2)

The next Tropical Disturbance Advisory on TC PAT will be issued at around 08:30 AM UTC..
More and more conservatives call for action on clean energy bill and to prevent more climate shifts.

And the military aswell. I think what currently see from sceptics are the last affords to confuse the public - and to further waste time and risc future generations.


The Pentagon? A Liberal Hotbed?
This week, the Pentagon called climate change a threat to national security that "may spark or exacerbate future conflicts." The assessment was part of the Pentagon's official review of military risks, and labeled global warming "an accelerant of instability."

With this report, the Pentagon has put global warming on the geopolitical map. It has also given a briefing that even skeptical senators -- especially those on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees -- can't ignore.

Members of the Tea Party who support strong defense but deny the existence of climate change will also have a hard time ignoring this one.

Remember, these are not fleece-clad environmentalists telling you that global warming is a security threat. These are the men and women in military uniform, the ones whose lives are on the line when danger erupts.

It is their job to anticipate future risks and to protect our servicemen and women. We can't doubt their motives on this: they are trying to keep our country safe.

And in order to do that job, they have access to information that you and I don't. In addition to publicly available scientific evidence, they see confidential intelligence data. And in the new Quadrennial Defense Review, Pentagon officials wrote:

"Assessments conducted by the intelligence community indicate that climate change could have significant geopolitical impacts around the world, contributing to poverty, environmental degradation, and the further weakening of fragile governments."

Personally, I find this report downright alarming. I am not a soldier. I am one of the lucky ones who has never had to pick up a gun to protect my country.

But I am an American who has experienced the terror that gets exported from fragile governments and unstable regions. I was on Capitol Hill on 9/11, and evacuating the building as fighter jets flew overhead was the most frightening thing I have ever done. My husband and I lived down the street from the Pentagon and for weeks, we could smell the smoke from the smoldering plane crash.

I would never compare these experiences to the dangers our servicemen and women face every day in Iraq and Afghanistan, but they certainly brought home the concept of "security risk." If climate change is now in this category and we have the power to stop it, how can we sit back and put more lives at risk?

For the risk is clearly growing. Security analysts have long recognized that terrorism spreads in nations crippled by poverty. Climate change is going to be a poverty multiplier -- like we didn't already have enough. It will cause devastating droughts in already overtaxed regions, crop failures in marginal lands, and mass migrations through unstable nations.

People can do stupid things when they are hungry, scared, and desperate. And while those unstable regions might seem far away now, 9/11 taught us how quickly they can be brought to our shores.

This is what our servicemen and women are fighting to prevent. We can help them by passing a clean energy and climate bill that will defuse the threat of global warming.

The veterans at Operation Free see the power of this bill to secure our nation. Operation Free was founded by young veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. They have seen firsthand the dangers of extremism, and they believe that stopping global warming and ending our dependence of foreign oil are powerful tools for combating it.

I hope senators will listen to these veterans and to the many military voices being raised in support of a clean energy and climate bill.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-taylormiesle/the-pentagon-a-liberal-ho_b_449026.html
Quoting HadesGodWyvern:
Fiji Meteorological Services
Tropical Disturbance Advisory #2
TROPICAL CYCLONE PAT (09F)
12:00 PM FST February 8 2010
======================================

A TROPICAL CYCLONE GALE WARNING IS NOW IN FORCE FOR SUWARROW,MANIHIKI AND RAKAHANGA

At 0:00 AM UTC, Tropical Cyclone Pat (995 hPa) located at 11.4S 161.4W has 10 minute sustained winds of 40 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving southeast at 10 knots. Position FAIR based on GOES visible/enhanced infrared radar imagery with animation.

Gale Force Winds
Now this is intresting
Quoting Patrap:
I tell yas Like i did here at the Superdome reopening in Sept 06,on MNF.

"We all New Orleanians tonight" ..

I gotta find a dress to wear at the Saints Parade here Tuesday Evening..

A Promise is a promise.

The New Orlean Saints first Superbowl, and they win by 14 points against a excellent football team like the Colts. this is one victory that will not be forgotten anytime soon. It is great that they won Pat.
I will admit the team who wanted it the most won. (Which, unfortunately was not the team I bet on.) Well played game, Saints.

And regarding the halftime show, some thought the Who sucked, but actually, I thought they were relatively entertaining, but I wasn't expecting much to begin with, so I was pleasantly surprised. I mean, c'mon. These are 65 year old men who have been doing this for 40+ years. Cut em some slack. How would your voice sound after that long?
congrats to the saints on winning was really going for the colts but the better team won
Hey anyone up? If you are a Floridian, live coverage of tonights launch.

SpaceFlightNow.com STS-130 coverage
The arctic cold creeping back into europe.
All sidewalks are covered in ice here. In around 80hrs we can expect again snowfall.
I can imagine how it will be in washington soon. Try to free your sidewalks and you do not need salt. And i would recommend if you use salt - use 25% salt and rest sand or tiny stones.... when it starts to melt, things will just get worse - when refreezing occures.



but...it's not launching for about another 4 hours, right?
Quoting Greyelf:
but...it's not launching for about another 4 hours, right?


Correct, but I just wanted to put that link out for anyone who needs it. Should have a good view across Florida.
Quoting CybrTeddy:


Correct, but I just wanted to put that link out for anyone who needs it. Should have a good view across Florida.


Thanx, CT. I'm gonna try to get up to watch it from here in Tampa Bay.
Quoting swampliliy:


Thanx, CT. I'm gonna try to get up to watch it from here in Tampa Bay.


We should have a great view, clear skies and shuttle launches are quite bright for night launches in Tampa.
Quoting CybrTeddy:


We should have a great view, clear skies and shuttle launches are quite bright for night launches in Tampa.


Sure enough- have seen one night and even saw two daytime ones- awesome sights!
Quoting swampliliy:


Sure enough- have seen one night and even saw two daytime ones- awesome sights!



Agreed!
NASA mission coverage
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html?param=public
HD coverage from SpaceVidCast
Link
Quoting CybrTeddy:
HD coverage from SpaceVidCast
Link
Thanks could not find this on your first link ... asked for plus membership login.
I appreciate the concern which is been rose. The things need to be sorted out because it is about the individual but it can be with everyone.
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This looks so cool ... like directly ported from a star wars space vehicle ;)


The International Space Station has been moving steadily closer to completion for the past several years. But what house is complete without a utility room, a gym and a picture window?

During the STS-130 mission, space shuttle Endeavour will deliver the Tranquility node and its cupola, a dome-shaped extension from Tranquility made up of seven windows. They will be the last major U.S. modules to be added to the space station, and together they’ll help clear out premium workspace in other areas of the station – as well as offer a window on the world.

At 15 feet wide and 23 feet long, the Tranquility node will provide a centralized home for the station’s environmental control equipment – one of the systems that remove carbon dioxide from the station’s air, one of the station’s bathrooms and the equipment that converts urine into drinkable water, all of which is currently taking up space in the Destiny laboratory. And there’s enough room left over to house the station’s new treadmill and its microgravity equivalent of a weight machine, moving it out of the Unity node where it’s in the way whenever spacewalk preparations are going on inside the adjacent Quest airlock.

But everyone agrees that the real scope for the imagination will be provided by Tranquility’s 6.5-by-5-foot annex: the cupola. Its true purpose will be to provide a true view of robotics operations on the station’s exterior – such as those that will be required when the next module, the Russian Rassvet, is added during STS-132 – and in that it will be invaluable.
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts130/room_with_a_view.html


No idea how many ppl watching teh nasa stream, but the spacevidcast seems more relaible.
Quoting StSimonsIslandGAGuy:
vid act now
You have to consider that it is already to late for most of us.
Soon earth can only feed 1 billion - in most positive scenarios. Worst cases?

Forget about the 3rd world, china, australia ...
China will try to move more northern and clash with russia. Nuclear wars could erupt and anarchy on the local level all over the planet.
There will be a few bases and than is the question - will it further accelerate?

I belive that we can still survive - on the most primitive levels you can imagine. Like living in caves again. If you lucky you end up in an arche ...

The best would be to form a global government and force everybody to adapt. We need a overal directive order under which every task needs to be weighten. There are still options on the table. But if it will not start in the coming month in the fullest ... than we can say goodbye civilization.
645. flsky
Quoting CybrTeddy:
Hey anyone up? If you are a Floridian, live coverage of tonights launch.

SpaceFlightNow.com STS-130 coverage

Thanks I just emailed this link to my son who is on his way to view the launch this moment. Driving from West Palm Beach. He and his girlfriend also made the trek last night as well, but were both disappointed as you may well imagine. They live in CA and come to visit me in Daytona quite often and have had many have tried a number of times to witness a launch, but something always goes wrong and it's delayed. I think tonight will be their last try. Wish them luck - and thanks again for the link!
Bedtime, but finished the 1997-2000 animation if anyone would care to view.

Link
Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
You have to consider that it is already to late for most of us.
Soon earth can only feed 1 billion - in most positive scenarios. Worst cases?

Forget about the 3rd world, china, australia ...
China will try to move more northern and clash with russia. Nuclear wars could erupt and anarchy on the local level all over the planet.
There will be a few bases and than is the question - will it further accelerate?

I belive that we can still survive - on the most primitive levels you can imagine. Like living in caves again. If you lucky you end up in an arche ...

The best would be to form a global government and force everybody to adapt. We need a overal directive order under which every task needs to be weighten. There are still options on the table. But if it will not start in the coming month in the fullest ... than we can say goodbye civilization.


You are one scary dude. And, we can all adapt on our own.

Replace "adapt" with "do what we say."
This, but no comedy. Rather jack-booted thugs. I seriously cannot believe you posted that. Goodnight and you're gone from my purview.

Quoting Seastep:


You are one scary dude. And, we can all adapt on our own.

Replace "adapt" with "do what we say."
There are not much option because people like you confuse over years the public with false information.
You posted several times on this blog here wrong infos, me and others pointed this out. And you was the one who started this discussion with your doubtful infos on IPCC interpretation - go figure page 1.
The only scary thing here is you and other deniers, who confuse the public opinion on climate change and discredit science. You even are ignorant enough to post your own charts - which are just cherry picking.

Further if you look up worst case scenarios, those are even more pessimistic - go figure PETM scenarios.
The temperature at the space center is good. However there are colder temps very close. I know there is a low temp limit that has to do with the launch. Anybody here know what that ruling is?
approx 48 min till launch
Such snows would be expected during a transition from a warm cycle to a cool cycle. SSTs would still be relatively high allowing significant evaporation, but with reduced temperatures over land much of the precipitation would fall as snow or freezing rain. It's a larger scale version of the lake effect snows that afflict Buffalo, NY.
Power outages, collapsed roofs and in around 30hrs around 8 inch more snow announced for the washington area. http://www.wjla.com/livestream.html

Morning all. Temps here currently running about average for this time of year (63) with a forecast high of 75 (though I think it will get warmer than that). Please keep the Artic deepfreeze up north where it belongs!!! LOL

Have a great day, one and all!
Well finally the northeast gets involved in some action wed. Looks like it is not going to be a major snow event for us but enough to ride on. We are in a lake snow advisory right now with up to 5" possible today.
WA drought is 'proof of climate change'
The author behind a new study linking 30-year drought in Western Australia with heavy snowfall in Antarctica says it is strong evidence man-made greenhouse gases have provoked dramatic climate change.

The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre in Tasmania said it had found a direct link between snowfall in eastern Antarctica and rainfall in Australia's southwest.

The heavier it snows in Antarctica, the less it rains in southern WA, the centre found.

Principal research scientist Tas van Ommen said the conclusion had been drawn from a study of 750-year-old ice-core samples.

The samples showed that as recently as about 1970, Southern Ocean winds had changed to deposit unusually heavy snow in Antarctica while circulating dry, cold wind - with little rainfall - to the southwest of Australia.

Dr van Ommen said it was the most significant climatic change found in the 750-year-old ice sample, and outside natural variation.

"What we've found is that the last 30 years in our ice core is the largest event in the past 750 years," Dr van Ommen told AAP ahead of the study's release on Monday.

"Large scale atmospheric circulation in recent decades seems to have stepped up in a way that brings extra warm, moist air to Antarctica - with extra snowfall - and at the same time the recirculation of cold, dry air up towards Western Australia.

"This has actually reduced the winter rainfall and made a significant contribution to the drought.

"The drop occurred around 1970 - it's about a 15 per cent drop in (annual) winter rainfall."

Dr van Ommen said that while the ice-core study wasn't conclusive proof of human-induced climate change, there was strong evidence pointing to it.

"There's no doubt in everybody's mind that Western Australia has gone into drought," he said.

"We're seeing a step (step) change in drying from the 1970s onwards.

"The (earth's) atmosphere tends to have a bit of structure in it that has permanent high pressure and low pressure systems based around the Southern Ocean.

"This pattern has strengthened in the past 30 years and some of the computer models that reproduce this are showing that it looks like it has happened because of greenhouse gases - carbon dioxide - and also ozone (being depleted).

"We wouldn't claim on the strength of this that it is proven in black and white, but it's another piece of evidence.

"This is strong evidence that human climate change does make a contribution to the West Australian drought."

Dr van Ommen said that while the earth had experienced dramatic climate changes in its history, studies had shown there had been "much more dramatic changes" in recent years.

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/wa-drought-is-proof-of-climate-change-20100208-nl52.h tml
Epic Flooding in Australia Queensland
http://www.spiegel.de/video/video-1045012.html


'Niagara' of mud hits homes

An unexpectedly powerful rainstorm unleashed a torrent of mud that inundated more than 40 houses Saturday, leaving La Caada Flintridge's northernmost neighborhood awash in boulders, dented cars and broken homes.

The force of the mudflow appeared to catch residents and officials off guard, as the forecast initially called for a light to moderate rainstorm. No evacuations had been ordered Thursday or Friday, when the rain began to fall.

But before dawn on Saturday, an intense band of rain cells formed over the mountains burned in the massive Station fire. What was supposed to be a fast-moving storm instead stalled, dumping rain at an alarming rate. The power of the debris flowing off the mountain pushed a 10-ton boulder into a critical catch basin in La Caada Flintridge.
But the damage was worst at the top of the hill in La Caada Flintridge's Paradise Valley. The rains made good on worst-case-scenario predictions that geologists and emergency officials have been warning about since the Station fire denuded 250 square miles of the San Gabriel Mountains.

Some residents were awakened by water flooding waist-deep into their homes. Two men rescued a bedridden 86-year-old woman trapped in her room, tethered to an oxygen tank, her bed floating in the rising water.

On Manistee Drive, a white single-story home appeared submerged in several feet of dirt, looking as if a giant child had dropped the house in a sand pit.

"The one time they don't evacuate, this happens," said Justin Jesscoat, an Ocean View Boulevard resident whose parked car was swept down the street.
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-rain7-2010feb07,0,55011.story?track=rss
659. IKE
From the Tallahassee,FL. extended discussion...

"ISENTROPIC UPGLIDE
INTENSIFIES ALONG THE CNTRL GULF COAST REGION FROM LATE THURSDAY
NIGHT INTO FRIDAY NIGHT...WITH WIDESPREAD STRATIFORM PRECIP
SPREADING FROM WEST TO EAST OVER THE CWA. BIG QUESTION WITH THIS
GULF LOW WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR FROZEN PRECIP. ATTM...THE BEST
POTENTIAL FOR WINTRY PRECIP WOULD BE OVER THE NWRN CORNER OF THE
CWA. THE 08/00 UTC GFS 850 TEMPS DIP TO -2 DEG C WITH 1000-500 MB
THICKNESSES DOWN TO 5370 M FRIDAY. THE 07/12 UTC EURO IS A TAD
COLDER AND A BIT FURTHER SOUTH AND EAST THAN THE GFS. IF THIS TREND
CONTINUES WITH THE 08/00 UTC EURO...CONFIDENCE IMPROVES TO AT LEAST
INCLUDE A PERIOD OF RAIN/SNOW MIX IN THE WEATHER GRIDS."
660. IKE
From the Birmingham,AL. extended discussion....

"LONG TERM...THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

THE BIG STORY CONTINUES TO BE THE THREAT OF WINTER WEATHER THURSDAY
NIGHT AND FRIDAY.
AN ARCTIC AIR MASS WILL SETTLE OVER ALABAMA
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AND SET THE STAGE FOR FIRST INGREDIENT
NEEDED FOR A SNOW EVENT...A READILY AVAILABLE COLD AND DRY AIR MASS.
A SURFACE LOW WILL DEVELOP OVER NORTHWEST GULF LATE THURSDAY AND
MOVE RAPIDLY EASTWARD ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO. MODELS
ARE STILL NOT CLEAR ON THE TRACK AND INTENSITY OF THE SURFACE
LOW...WHICH WILL PLAY A BIG PART IN THE AMOUNT OF MOISTURE THAT
DEVELOPS OVER CENTRAL ALABAMA. A THIS TIME IT APPEARS THAT LIQUID
AMOUNTS WILL BE ON THE LIGHT SIDE... SO ANY ACCUMULATION WILL
LIKELY STAY BELOW WATCH/WARNING CRITERIA. IT DOES LOOK LIKE THE
AIR MASS WILL BE COLD ENOUGH TO SUPPORT ALL SNOW NORTH OF A LINE
FROM ALICEVILLE...TO CALERA..TO ROANOKE. THE GFS MODEL HAS BEEN
VERY INCONSISTENT WITH SOUTHWARD DISPLACEMENT OF THE CRITICAL LOW
LEVEL THICKNESS VALUES. THE LATEST GFS IS SHOWING SIGNIFICANT
EVAPORATE COOLING OVER CENTRAL ALABAMA ON FRIDAY...WITH THICKNESS
VALUES LOW ENOUGH FOR SNOW ACROSS ALL OF CENTRAL ALABAMA.
HOWEVER...THERE MAY NOT BE ENOUGH PRECIPITATION GENERATED FOR THIS
COOLING TO TAKE PLACE...AND WILL CONTINUE WITH A MIXTURE OF RAIN/SNOW
ACROSS SOUTHERN COUNTIES. THE RAIN/SNOW LINE MAY VERY WELL DROP
SOUTHWARD DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY...BUT SYSTEM WILL BE PULLING
OUT FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND LIMIT SNOW ACCUMULATION. SOME LIGHT SNOW
MAY LINGER INTO THE EVENING HOURS ON FRIDAY."


And From MOBILE NWS

LONG TERM...(THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY)COOL AGAIN THURSDAY AS HIGH
CLOUDS MOVE IN FROM THE WEST IN ADVANCE OF THE NEXT SYSTEM. MAY BE
SOME LIGHT RAIN BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON BUT MORE LIKELY VIRGA AS THE
LOWER ATMOSPHERE WILL BE VERY DRY AND ANY RAIN WILL HAVE A
DIFFICULT TIME NOT EVAPORATING BEFORE REACHING THE GROUND...AT LEAST
INITIALLY. BY THURSDAY NIGHT BOTH THE GFS AND ECWMF TAKE A SURFACE
LOW FROM THE NORTHWEST GULF TO A FEW HUNDRED MILES SOUTH OF MOBILE
BY FRIDAY MORNING. THIS SETS THE STAGE FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF A
WINTRY MIX OVER A GOOD PORTION OF THE FORECAST AREA THURSDAY NIGHT
INTO FRIDAY. IT WILL BE COLD AND MOIST ENOUGH IN THE DENDRITIC
GROWTH ZONE FOR AT LEAST SOME SNOW OR SLEET MIXED IN WITH THE RAIN
OVER THE NORTHERN SECTIONS THURSDAY EVENING WITH THE MIXTURE
SPREADING SOUTH TO NEAR INTERSTATE 10 OVERNIGHT AND THEN MOVING BACK
TO THE NORTH DURING THE DAY FRIDAY. HIGHS ON FRIDAY MOSTLY IN THE
40S. THIS EVENT IS STILL ABOUT 4 DAYS OUT SO WILL LIKELY BE CHANGES
IN THE FORECAST...BASED ON STRENGTH AND TRACK OF GULF LOW. CURRENT
FORECAST LOW FOR FRIDAY MORNING IS FOR ABOVE FREEZING OVER THE
SOUTHERN 2/3RDS WITH BELOW FREEZING OVER THE NORTH..SO THERE IS THE
POTENTIAL FOR SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF SLEET OR SNOW TO THE NORTH
THURSDAY NIGHT. COLDEST TEMPERATURES WILL BE FRIDAY NIGHT WHEN IT IS
FORECAST TO BE FREEZING OR BELOW MOST ALL AREAS NORTH OF THE COAST
BUT PRECIPITATION WILL HAVE ENDED. COOL BUT DRY OVER THE WEEKEND.
Morn Ike.
663. IKE
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
Morn Ike.


Morning. Will it happen this time? Wintry precip in NW Florida?
One can only hope! Saints won the superbowl.
Hell could freeze over!
665. IKE
From the Super Bowl champ, New Orleans, extended discussion.....

"THU AND FRI...THIS IS THE BIGGEST CONCERN IN THE EXTENDED PORTION OF
THE FCST. OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS THE MDL CONSISTENCY HAS BEEN LESS
THAN DESIRABLE BUT BOTH THE GFS AND ECMWF HAVE COME INTO DECENT
AGREEMENT AND MAKE FOR A COMPLICATED THU NIGHT AND FRI MORNING. AS
ANOTHER...ALTHOUGH STRONGER DISTURBANCE WORKS EAST THROUGH THE
DESERT SW AND INTO TX THU AFTN/EVN CYCLOGENESIS WILL OCCUR IN THE
WRN GULF. AT THE SAME TIME THE COLD AIR ASSOCIATED WITH A STRONG SFC
HIGH MAY NOT EVACUATE THE REGION FAST ENOUGH AND IT LOOKS LIKE
PRECIP WILL START TO RETURN. AS THE PRECIP STARTS TO FALL INTO THE
DRIER LL WE WILL COOL THE COLUMN OFF FURTHER DUE TO WETBULBING. WITH
THE POSSIBILITY OF A STRONG DISTURBANCE MOVING ACROSS THE LOWER MS
VALLEY...BEING UNDER THE RRQ OF THE JET...AND A SFC LOW WELL INTO
THE CNTRL GULF WE COULD BE POISED FOR A BOUT OF MODERATE SNOW IN OUR
EXTREME NRN ZONES.
BOTH THE GFS AND ECMWF FCST SNDGS SHOW THE COLUMN
COOL ENOUGH TO SUPPORT MODERATE SN AT MCB. LOOKING CLOSER AT THE GFS
BUFR SNDG FOR MCB THERE IS A TIME FRAME FROM ABOUT 6Z FRI MORN TILL
AT LEAST 15Z WHERE WE COULD SEE MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW. THE BUFR
SNDG AT MCB SHOWS QUITE A BIT OF LIFT OCCURRING IN THE DENDRITIC
LAYER FOR OVER 9 HRS. OTHER INDICATIONS ARE SHOWN BY THE GFS OF
STRONG MID LVL(H7) FRONTOGENESIS AND STRONG MID LVL WAA RIGHT AROUND
OUR NRN CWA BORDER AND ALL OF THIS COULD LEAD TO SOME PRETTY GOOD
SNOW FALL AMOUNTS...IF AND THAT IS A BIG IF WE CAN ACTUALLY BE COLD
ENOUGH. RIGHT NOW MCB LOOKS LIKE IT COULD HAVE SOME PRETTY GOOD SNOW
BUT IF THE TEMPS ARE ONLY A FEW DEGREES WARMER THEN WE WILL JUST SEE
A COLD RAIN. RIGHT NOW I HAVE ADDED SN WORDING TO THE GRIDS FOR
AREAS NORTH OF I 10 THU NIGHT AND FRI MORNING. LATER FCST SHOULD BE
ABLE TO REFINE THIS FCST AS WE GET CLOSER. SOUTH OF I 10 THINGS LOOK
TO BE JUST TOO WARM AND WE WILL JUST SEE MODERATE BUT A VERY COLD
RAIN."
666. unf97
GOod morning WU!

Congrats to everyone in the Who Dat nation! Ths Saints are world champions. I am happy for the city of New Orleans.

Ike, what are yor thoughts on this late week GOM system? This system will apparently track much farther south The models are trending on a potential snow event along areas just north of I-10 in Southern LA, most of Mississippi, and eastward into areas of AL and possibly a light snow in the western panhandle of FL, your neck of the woods.

It will be interesting if this trend continues with the models as he week progresses.
667. IKE
Quoting unf97:
GOod morning WU!

Congrats to everyone in the Who Dat nation! Ths Saints are world champions. I am happy for the city of New Orleans.

Ike, what are yor thoughts on this late week GOM system? This system will apparently track much farther south The models are trending on a potential snow event along areas just north of I-10 in Southern LA, most of Mississippi, and eastward into areas of AL and possibly a light snow in the western panhandle of FL, your neck of the woods.

It will be interesting if this trend continues with the models as he week progresses.


It could happen here, but I wouldn't bet on it. I picked Indy to win the Super Bowl. Shows what I know.

Congrats to Brees and the Saints. Thumbs down to a piss poor Indy pass defense that played 5-10 yards off of the receiver trying to keep from giving up the long pass.

Keeping my fingers crossed for the white stuff!
Omg the abc morning show winter coverage is so cluttered with adverts, i begin to memorize the current temperatures of washington dc. They repeat maybe 1-3 storys, it seems throughout the day ... lolo.
I'd like to get Draks take on it.
670. unf97
I found it very curious that even the Tallahassee WFO mets are discussing the late week event as a possibility in their northwest forecast area zones Ike.

671. IKE
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
I'd like to get Draks take on it.


He was saying yesterday, based on yesterdays model runs, that it was unlikely to happen here in the NW FL. panhandle.

Looks like the 6Z GFS at 850 mb's has trended slightly further south with the zero degree line compared to yesterday....

6Z GFS at 114 hours....



Morning all,Hey Ike here we go again.look at the low for last night. Lots of frost today
673. IKE
I got down to 32.5.
674. code1
Neaux Sneaux here Ike and P'ColaDoug! It's supposed to be warm now. Guess hell really has frozen over. Congrats Who Dat!
good morning really beautiful day ahead starting at 50f e cent florida
676. IKE
Quoting code1:
Neaux Sneaux here Ike and P'ColaDoug! It's supposed to be warm now. Guess hell really has frozen over. Congrats Who Dat!


Warm?....Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows 24 to 27.
677. unf97
So much of that GFS model run Ike and Pensacola Doug will depend on just how strong the surface and upper low features will be late this week.

If these features end up being stronger than what is being progged right now, then it will really be an intersting scenario in the Deep South. It does appear that a modified polar air mass will be in place over the SEUS late this week.
uhhh the news in Houston are begining to talk about this can u post a discussion or give me your input for snow here wed.-fri.
A TROPICAL CYCLONE GALE WARNING REMAINS IN FORCE FOR SUWARROW.

A TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT IS NOW IN FORCE FOR SOUTHERN COOKS.

At 6:00 AM UTC, Tropical Cyclone Pat (990 hPa) located at 12.5S 161.1W has 10 minute sustained winds of 40 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving southeast at 12 knots. Position FAIR based on GOES infrared/enhanced infrared radar imagery with animation.

Gale Force Winds
===============
120 NM of the center in sectors from northeast through southeast to southwest and within 60 NM elsewhere

Convection remains persistent with tops cooling in the last 3 hours due to diurnal variation. Overall organization is good. Primary band continues to wrap into low level circulation center. Outflow remains good. PAT lies in a difffluent region aloft in a low sheared environment.

Dvorak Analysis based on 0.7 wrap on LOG 10 spiral, yielding DT=3.0, PT=3.0, MET=2.5. FT based on DT.

The system is currently steered southeast by northwest deep layer mean flow into area of decreasing shear and expected to gradually turn southward in the next 24-36 hours.

Forecast and Intensity
======================
12 HRS: 13.9S 159.6W - 40 knots (CAT 1)
24 HRS: 15.2S 158.4W - 45 knots (CAT 1)
48 HRS: 18.3S 158.7W - 55 knots (CAT 2)

The next Tropical Disturbance Advisory on TC PAT will be issued at around 14:30 PM UTC..
Quoting unf97:
So much of that GFS model run Ike and Pensacola Doug will depend on just how strong the surface and upper low features will be late this week.

If these features end up being stronger than what is being progged right now, then it will really be an intersting scenario in the Deep South. It does appear that a modified polar air mass will be in place over the SEUS late this week.


Hey UNF there have been indications that a 1000 milibar low will move across C FL and then bomb to a 996 low just off the East Coast of Florida. I'm expecting a very heavy cold rain here with winds gusting to 50 mph Friday night. Euro has the low cutting across S FL. Either way the Florida penisula is in for a major rain event Friday and Saturday. If this happens snow will be possible in the Panhandle.
46 here this morning in East Central Florida and going to 70 today.
From Houston NWS

MEDIUM RANGE MODELS HAVE (FINALLY) BECOME IN MUCH BETTER AGREEMENT
REGARDING THE MID & EXTENDED RANGE OF THE FCST. ATMOS SHOULD
CONTINUE TO MOISTEN INTO MIDWEEK WITH AN ACTIVE SW FLOW ALOFT AND
APPROACHING TROF WED-FRI. SHOULD BE ENOUGH MOISTURE IN PLACE FOR
SOME RAIN TO BEGIN FALLING BY WED EVNG. AND WHAT IS SOUNDING LIKE A
BROKEN RECORD THIS WINTER...A DEVELOPING COASTAL LOW WILL AID IN
ISENTROPIC LIFT. LOOKING LIKE WIDESPREAD RAINFALL ON THURS THEN
DECREASING CHANCES FROM WEST TO EAST ON FRI AS THE COASTAL LOW AND
UPPER TROF MOVE OFF TO THE EAST. LATER SHIFTS WILL NEED TO KEEP AN
EYE ON NRN ZONES WED NT & AGAIN THU NIGHT TO EVALUATE POTENTIAL
FOR A WINTER PRECIP MIX. MODELS HAVE BEEN SHOWING THIS OFF AND ON
FOR A SEVERAL DAYS. STILL LOOKS BORDERLINE...BUT SOUNDING PROFILES
SHOW THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME EVAP COOLING THAT COULD SWING THINGS.
BY FRIDAY...A COMPLEX WEATHER PATTERN IS EXPECTED TO SETUP. MODELS
FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS HAVE BEEN SHOWING A RATHER STRONG LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM TRACK ACROSS THE CENTRAL PENINSULA AND NOW THEY ARE BEGINNING
TO COME INTO BETTER AGREEMENT. BOTH THE EURO AND GFS SHOW A 1003MB
LOW PUSH THROUGH SW FL ON FRIDAY NIGHT.
PLENTY OF MOISTURE WILL
ENCOMPASS THE PENINSULA AS THIS SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH.
EVEN WITH THE
MODELS IN BETTER AGREEMENT...DECIDED TO BASE THE WEEKEND FORECAST
OFF THE GFS SINCE IT HAS BEEN MORE CONSISTENT THE PAST COUPLE OF
DAYS. THEREFORE...WILL SHOW A CHANCE OF RAIN WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS ON FRIDAY WITH LINGERING SHOWERS ON SATURDAY MORNING.
CAPPED POPS AT 50 FOR NOW.
684. unf97
Thanks Jeff. That is interesting indeed. If this GOM Low deepens as you pointed out, I would give it at decent possiblity for wintry precip in the panhandle.
anyone like the who last night at the super bowl? i'd rather have jacksons ninnies than that grampa music. how about snoop dog? the who was terrible
I didn't think The Who was terrible. Just not very memorable. Although, if it weren't for all the pretty lasers distracting me, it may have been horrible.

I hate the halftime show in general. A 31 minute halftime is pretty ridiculous. Give me the normal 12 minute halftime and throw some frisbee dogs out on the field. Only two things should be part of a football halftime show: frisbee dogs or peewee football players. Any combination is fine. It can be frisbee dogs playing football, peewee football players catching frisbees, or frisbee dogs viciously mauling peewee football players. I don't care. Just frisbee dogs or peewee football players.

687. IKE
Quoting leftovers:
anyone like the who last night at the super bowl? i'd rather have jacksons ninnies than that grampa music. how about snoop dog? the who was terrible


I didn't think they were very good.

I love the Who, but to see 60+ years-old trying to rock...not.
i use to love the who thirty yrs ago they need to target the younger generation the who didnt cut it gettting alot closer to hurricane season maybe the snow will melt before then
Quoting leftovers:
anyone like the who last night at the super bowl? i'd rather have jacksons ninnies than that grampa music. how about snoop dog? the who was terrible


Agree Snoop, Akon, or even some Rick Ross would have been fine. That half time show was pathetic to say the least. My wife said that music is the music they play on there TV show called NCIS. Marketing ploy on there part.
Quoting leftovers:
anyone like the who last night at the super bowl? i'd rather have jacksons ninnies than that grampa music. how about snoop dog? the who was terrible


A Janet and JT episode would have surficed as well! LOL!
anyone interested i just updated my blog models
Quoting leftovers:
anyone like the who last night at the super bowl? i'd rather have jacksons ninnies than that grampa music. how about snoop dog? the who was terrible


I will now show my age: The Who, sonny, are never terrible, they simply fail to be as spectaular as they were at one time.

As for Snoop Dog, or for that matter most rappers, the form is an old one; it is a rather primitive form of Beat Poetry and as for Snoop, he is neither Beat, nor Poet, nor will he be anything nearly as "good" as he is now when he is 65.

LOL
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
anyone interested i just updated my blog models


Very nice blog you have!! No snow on the ground in Toronto WOW! 15.6 degrees and no snow. Typical El-Nino.
Quoting Greyelf:
I will admit the team who wanted it the most won. (Which, unfortunately was not the team I bet on.) Well played game, Saints.

And regarding the halftime show, some thought the Who sucked, but actually, I thought they were relatively entertaining, but I wasn't expecting much to begin with, so I was pleasantly surprised. I mean, c'mon. These are 65 year old men who have been doing this for 40+ years. Cut em some slack. How would your voice sound after that long?
I am glad you posted this about The Who,s Performance.That band has given some great concerts since the mid 1960,s. I would guess a lot of people that were not alive then would not like that kind of music anyway. It was about what was happening in those days! Those were turbulent times. They only had a short time to play anyway.
Quoting Floodman:


I will now show my age: The Who, sonny, are never terrible, they simply fail to be as spectaular as they were at one time.

As for Snoop Dog, or for that matter most rappers, the form is an old one; it is a rather primitive form of Beat Poetry and as for Snoop, he is neither Beat, nor Poet, nor will he be anything nearly as "good" as he is now when he is 65.

LOL


I felt as if I as watching the WHO Grandad episode. A bunch of old men playing in a band at a retirement community (aka The Villages, FL) LOL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Villages,_Florida
Good morning everyone! The WHO was awesome last night! I am 48yrs old, and not ashamed of it and the Saints were awesome!

Todays $64,000.00 question is, "How much more snow is the DC/Balt/Philly, NYC and Boston going to get on Tuesday into Wednesday"?

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
404 AM EST MON FEB 8 2010

DCZ001-MDZ004>007-009>011-013-014-VAZ040-042-052>054-501-081715-
/O.CON.KLWX.WS.A.0005.100209T1900Z-100210T2100Z/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-
HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-
ANNE ARUNDEL-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...FREDERICK...WESTMINSTER...
GAITHERSBURG...COLUMBIA...BALTIMORE...ANNAPOLIS...LEESBURG...
MANASSAS...MANASSAS PARK...FAIRFAX...ALEXANDRIA...FALLS CHURCH...
WARRENTON
404 AM EST MON FEB 8 2010

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...POTENTIAL FOR 5 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...MID TO LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES AT OR JUST ABOVE FREEZING AT THE
ONSET TUESDAY AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP INTO THE MID
TO UPPER 20S TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...LIGHT SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS TUESDAY BECOMING NORTH-
NORTHWESTERLY 15 TO 25 MPH WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.
Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
anyone interested i just updated my blog models

Of course I am! Praytell, how much snow do they show, and how much cold air will invade the the CONUS, please do tell!!
Quoting Bordonaro:

Of course I am! Praytell, how much snow do they show, and how much cold air will invade the the CONUS, please do tell!!


It is going to get cold enough for snow in the Florida Panhandle!
Quoting Jeff9641:


I felt as if I as watching the WHO Grandad episode. A bunch of old men playing in a band at a retirement community (aka The Villages, FL) LOL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Villages,_Florida


Yeah, I know The Villages...we worked a number of losses there when the tornado went through there a few years ago; I will admit that The Who is probably high on the list of house bands for the rec center...LOL
One runway will be open at National Airport at 10:00am EST.

BWI and Dulles have limited service today.

Local mets still saying 5" to 10" more snow, for Metro DC.
Quoting Jeff9641:


It is going to get cold enough for snow in the Florida Panhandle!


The computer models keep a pointing in that direction!! Has anyone seen Patrap today, or is he still celebrating DA SAINTS victory on Bourbon Street?
Quoting Bordonaro:
Good morning everyone! The WHO was awesome last night! I am 48yrs old, and not ashamed of it and the Saints were awesome!

Todays $64,000.00 question is, "How much more snow is the DC/Balt/Philly, NYC and Boston going to get on Tuesday into Wednesday"?

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
404 AM EST MON FEB 8 2010

DCZ001-MDZ004>007-009>011-013-014-VAZ040-042-052>054-501-081715-
/O.CON.KLWX.WS.A.0005.100209T1900Z-100210T2100Z/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-FREDERICK MD-CARROLL-NORTHERN BALTIMORE-
HARFORD-MONTGOMERY-HOWARD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-
ANNE ARUNDEL-RAPPAHANNOCK-LOUDOUN-
PRINCE WILLIAM/MANASSAS/MANASSAS PARK-FAIRFAX-
ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH/ALEXANDRIA-NORTHERN FAUQUIER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...FREDERICK...WESTMINSTER...
GAITHERSBURG...COLUMBIA...BALTIMORE...ANNAPOLIS...LEESBURG...
MANASSAS...MANASSAS PARK...FAIRFAX...ALEXANDRIA...FALLS CHURCH...
WARRENTON
404 AM EST MON FEB 8 2010

...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...POTENTIAL FOR 5 OR MORE INCHES OF SNOW.

* TIMING...MID TO LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES AT OR JUST ABOVE FREEZING AT THE
ONSET TUESDAY AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL DROP INTO THE MID
TO UPPER 20S TUESDAY NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...LIGHT SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS TUESDAY BECOMING NORTH-
NORTHWESTERLY 15 TO 25 MPH WEDNESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR
THE LATEST FORECASTS.


NY and pts further north are probably not going to get snow measuring in ft like you guys in baltimore. We will probably get around 8" of snow. I would love to see snow in 2-3ft range around here but i have a gut feeling that ain't going to happen to us. Maybe on the shore nycity/boston might get 1-2ft maybe. Still to far out to get an good idea.
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:
One runway will be open at National Airport at 10:00am EST.

BWI and Dulles have limited service today.


Good morning AIM. Ready to pack your bags and head to Miami, FL ahead of Winter Storm III. Got this funny feeling you will be seeing another 6-18" on Tu-We.
704. IKE
Quoting Jeff9641:


I felt as if I as watching the WHO Grandad episode. A bunch of old men playing in a band at a retirement community (aka The Villages, FL) LOL
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Villages,_Florida


I kind of agree with what Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane said....

""all rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire."".....

Speaking of Grace Slick. You think she could still rock on-stage?

Quoting Bordonaro:


The computer models keep a pointing in that direction!! Has anyone seen Patrap today, or is he still celebrating DA SAINTS victory on Bourbon Street?


You needed to ask the second part of that question? :)

Good morning, Bob. Doesn't look too good for my escape plan to drive south. I'll just keep "visualizing" warm beaches and pina coladas.

Congrats Saints and fans! I should have bought a Saints shirt here before this win. Now they will be mega-$$$$.
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


You needed to ask the second part of that question? :)

Good morning, Bob. Doesn't look too good for my escape plan to drive south. I'll just keep "visualizing" warm beaches and pina coladas.

Congrats Saints and fans! I should have bought a Saints shirt here before this win. Now they will be mega-$$$$.
You will have to get one of those car T.V,s so you can keep up with the latest weather info. ( car T.V,s LOL).
Quoting hydrus:
You will have to get one of those car T.V,s so you can keep up with the latest weather info. ( car T.V,s LOL).


Isn't it against the law to watch, blog and drive, lol?

Oh, you mean I could "pull over" and catch up (a little cya, there)!
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


Isn't it against the law to watch, blog and drive, lol?

Oh, you mean I could "pull over" and catch up (a little cya, there)!
I am always fascinated with this computer tech of today. I think of the future when computers will rule the world, Oh, I mean cyberspace. I do not have a t.v. in my car yet. 67 Cutless supreme.
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


You needed to ask the second part of that question? :)

Good morning, Bob. Doesn't look too good for my escape plan to drive south. I'll just keep "visualizing" warm beaches and pina coladas.

Congrats Saints and fans! I should have bought a Saints shirt here before this win. Now they will be mega-$$$$.


Talking about the Who I had a Jefferson Starship "White Rabbit" flashback, ya know "Go Ask Alice". Watched the You Tube Video from Woodstock in 1969.

You can get out today, head to Florida ahead of the next snowstorm! However you may be there for awhile, with 2 more East Coast storms for this week.
Quoting hydrus:
I am always fascinated with this computer tech of today. I think of the future when computers will rule the world, Oh, I mean cyberspace.


We rented "MOON" from Netflix. Kevin Spacey puts his usual interesting twist on the voice of this movie's version of space-computer "Hal."
Quoting IKE:


I kind of agree with what Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane said....

""all rock-and-rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire."".....

Speaking of Grace Slick. You think she could still rock on-stage?



The answer is a resounding yes!!
712. IKE
Quoting Bordonaro:


Talking about the Who I had a Jefferson Starship "White Rabbit" flashback, ya know "Go Ask Alice". Watched the You Tube Video from Woodstock in 1969.

You can get out today, head to Florida ahead of the next snowstorm! However you may be there for awhile, with 2 more East Coast storms for this week.


Man....it's a small world...I was listening to the kick-a** rocker right now....the same song!!!!

I thought the stage was the highlight of the halftime show. That was some serious lighting...I cant believe that they don't a mash of different artists..like we see on PBS every so often. I would rather have 3 or 4 groups all do 1 or 2 songs. How about a "Van Halen", Mellencamp, JOhn Mayer, Rascal Flats" line up....1 or 2 songs each and Jam out. Make us all happy....
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


You needed to ask the second part of that question? :)

Good morning, Bob. Doesn't look too good for my escape plan to drive south. I'll just keep "visualizing" warm beaches and pina coladas.

Congrats Saints and fans! I should have bought a Saints shirt here before this win. Now they will be mega-$$$$.


Pat probably has the mother of all hangovers, possibly induced by several Sazerac's (which make Hurricanes look like weak beer).

WHO DAT? DA SAINTS, DATS WHO!!!
Well it looks like the Dallas-Ft Worth, TX may look a "Lil' like Christmas" on Th 2-11, our earlier Area Forecast Discussion below:

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 307 AM CST MON FEB 8 2010/
307 AM
AT 3 AM WE ARE SEEING AN OCCASIONAL LIGHTNING STRIKE...WITH SOME
BRIEF HEAVY RAIN OCCURRING IN THE STRONGEST CELLS. MCKINNEY
AIRPORT HAS PICKED UP 0.37 OF RAIN SO FAR. I EXPECT TODAY/S EVENT
TO CONTINUE IN THIS FASHION THROUGH THIS EVENING. STORM TOTAL
PRECIPITATION STILL LOOKS LIKE ABOUT A HALF INCH IN THE SOUTH AND
AN INCH TO AN INCH AND A HALF IN THE NORTHEAST. CREEK AND RIVER
FLOODING CONTINUE TO BE THE MAIN THREATS. RAPID DRYING IN THE
ATMOSPHERE WILL ACCOMPANY THE COLDER AIR TONIGHT...AND WE HAVE
REMOVED ANY MENTION OF WINTER PRECIP OVERNIGHT. I CANNOT
COMPLETELY RULE OUT A FEW FLURRIES IN THE NORTHEAST...BUT IT DOES
NOT APPEAR TO HAVE A HIGH ENOUGH PROBABILITY TO PUT IN THE
FORECAST AND WOULD LEAVE NO IMPACTS. WIND CHILLS IN THE TEENS ARE
EXPECTED MONDAY NIGHT/TUESDAY MORNING...WITH WINDS GUSTING INTO
THE LOW 30S AT TIMES.

AS FOR THE THURSDAY SYSTEM...NAM/ECMWF ARE MORE CONSERVATIVE WITH
QPF BUT IT DOES LOOK LIKE WE WILL SEE A WINTER MIX. AFTERNOON
TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOVE FREEZING ACROSS ALL OF NORTH TEXAS...SO
EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE ALMOST A HALF INCH OF SNOW FALL POSSIBLE IN
THE NORTHEAST...IT WILL MELT RATHER THAN ACCUMULATE. ISOLATED
TRAVEL PROBLEMS MAY OCCUR THURSDAY MORNING WHEN FREEZING
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED NORTH OF A LINE FROM LAMPASAS TO
CANTON...AND AGAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNRISE
FRIDAY.

TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL THROUGH FRIDAY...WITH
WIDESPREAD 50S RETURNING SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY. WITH LITTLE
MODEL CONSENSUS...HAVE KEPT LOW POPS FOR MONDAY TROUGH TUESDAY
MORNING AS ANOTHER UPPER TROF IS PROGGED INTO THE AREA. 84
Winner Winner...Chicken Dinner. Dat Saints are Winners.

Should of had ZZ Top at halftime
Quoting Bordonaro:


The answer is a resounding yes!!


Grace -- sure, after some intense work outs with Mick Jagger and/or Debbie Harry of Blondie fame.
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Don't know why but just not motivated enough to drive south... I think because these continuing snowstorms are kind of mesmerizing...
also, CERT call-outs to standby to help in shelters have started...
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


We rented "MOON" from Netflix. Kevin Spacey puts his usual interesting twist on the voice of this movie's version of space-computer "Hal."
I remember someone asking, who,s navigating the ship? And they all answered (Newton! )
Quoting AwakeInMaryland:


Grace -- sure, after some intense work outs with Mick Jagger and/or Debbie Harry of Blondie fame.
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Don't know why but just not motivated enough to drive south... I think because these continuing snowstorms are kind of mesmerizing...
also, CERT call-outs to standby to help in shelters have started...





Mesmerizing, like the "Twilight Zone"??

"Super Sunday" leads to "Hangover Monday"

or in some cases "Hair-of-the-dog Monday"!
really cool picture from space showing the snow cover from the last storm (large picture)

LINK
Congrats to all the Saints FAns....Gotta give Coach Payton his due......the dude is one hell of a Coach and one has to love the risky chances he takes to win.......LOVE IT!
Quoting RitaEvac:
Winner Winner...Chicken Dinner. Dat Saints are Winners.

Should of had ZZ Top at halftime
shoulda had professor longhair or some bourbon street jass band at half time!
724. beell
Quoting PensacolaDoug:
"Super Sunday" leads to "Hangover Monday"

or in some cases "Hair-of-the-dog Monday"!


Some folks MIA around the work place here this morning.

The Who Dat Flu.
Quoting Jeff9641:


Agree Snoop, Akon, or even some Rick Ross would have been fine. That half time show was pathetic to say the least. My wife said that music is the music they play on there TV show called NCIS. Marketing ploy on there part.


Actually, its CSI - all three versions (original, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY). All three are CBS shows anyway.

Coulda just done the CSI medley and called it a halftime show. I mean, Who would have known the difference?
Round # heck i forgot what # this is now....but here it goes again for the MidAtlantic and East Coast....



The Low in NE gets blocked and does not move.....Long peroid of Cold Air coming South i looks again....


new blog
Quoting hcubed:


Actually, its CSI - all three versions (original, CSI: Miami, and CSI: NY). All three are CBS shows anyway.

Coulda just done the CSI medley and called it a halftime show. I mean, Who would have known the difference?


I agree that half time show was miserable to listen to......i was hoping for another wardrobe malfunction on stage and had them dragged off. I don't think a single musical key note was hit during the entire pathetic performance......that was horrible.
Newbie ere...
Understanding focus is on East Coast and all the snow they have been getting this year and are expecting this week; any thoughts on how bad it may or may not get in Chicago this week with what's coming? I seem to remember someone once told me that the storms that hit this area that come from the South can contain surprises in the amount of snow; snow totals being higher than predicted. Would enjoy hearing from you all.
Gathering supplies!