Oklahoma's coldest morning on record: -31°F ; storm leaves 2 feet of snow

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 14:13 GMT le 10 février 2011

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Cold air pouring in behind yesterday's remarkable snowstorm over northeast Oklahoma has brought unprecedented cold to the state this morning, with a bone-chilling -31°F recorded at Nowata and -28°F at Bartlesville. These are the coldest temperatures ever measured in Oklahoma. According to Extreme Weather, the excellent weather records book by wunderground's weather historian, Christopher C. Burt, the previous coldest temperature in Oklahoma was -27°F set in nearby Watts on January 18, 1930. A personal weather station in nearby Hogshooter Valley also hit -28°F this morning (one wonders how the Valley got its colorful name!) Today's record is the second time since the year 2000 that one of the 50 states has set an all-time extreme cold temperature record. On January 16, 2009, Big Black River, Maine set a new state record with -50°F. In comparison, three states--Virginia, California, and South Dakota--have set all-time extreme heat records since 2000. Since 1990, nine states have set all-time extreme high temperature records, and eight states have set all-time extreme cold records. It was also very cold in Arkansas this morning, with a -20°F reading in Springdale. The all-time coldest temperature for Arkansas is -29°F, recorded on February 13, 1905, at Pond and Gavette. Relief is in sight, though--Tuesday's forecast calls for high temperatures in Bartlesville in the low 60s, a full 90 degrees warmer than this morning's low!


Figure 1. Record snows of 25" piled up in northeast Oklahoma near Jay on February 9, 2011. Image credit: wunderphotographer okieski.

Yesterday's major snowstorm blasted northeast Oklahoma, northwest Arkansas, and southwest Missouri with up to two feet of snow. The heaviest snows fell in northeast Oklahoma, with 25 inches reported at Jay. Siloam Springs in northwest Arkansas had 24.5", which is just 1/2" shy of the Arkansas state record for heaviest snowstorm of all-time, the 25" that fell on Corning on January 22, 1918. Yesterday's storm brought heavy snows of a foot or more to Kansas, Texas, Missouri, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, according the the latest NOAA Storm Summary. Significant snows also hit much of the Southeast, with 4.5" recorded in Vernon, AL; 3.8" in Memphis, TN; 3.7" in Bowling Green, KY; and 1" in Asheville, NC. The snow has almost ended over the Southeast, as the storm is now centered off the North Carolina coast and is moving out to sea.

Snowiest month and year in Tulsa's history
The 6.2 inches of snow that fell in Tulsa, Oklahoma during yesterday's snowstorm gave that city its snowiest month on record, according to the National Weather Service. Tulsa has received 23" of snow this month, most of this in the February 1 blizzard. The previous record snowiest month was March 1924, when 19.7" fell. The total for the 2010 - 2011 season now stands at 26.6", a new record. The previous record was the 25.6" that fell in the winter of 1923 - 1924. Oklahoma City received 5.9" of snow, bringing their seasonal total to 19.6", still well shy of their all-time record of 25.2", set in 1947 - 1948.


Figure 2. Snowfall amounts in Western Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas from the snowstorm of Feb 8 - 9, 2011, reached two feet (24 inches) in isolated regions. Image credit: National Weather Service, Tulsa.

Jeff Masters

NWArk Snow Event 3 (Suisan)
My youngest kitty, 3yr old CharleyGirl, is NOT amused.
NWArk Snow Event 3
Northwest Arkansas Record Snowfall (breezyk26)
A record snowfall hit NW Ark. today with totals upward of 20
Northwest Arkansas Record Snowfall

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Quoting WeatherWx:
Good points Recordseason! Ask the AGW crowd for a list of their "consensus" scientists. Haven't found one yet.


LOL!

The vast majority of climate scientists agree Earth is warming due to increased concentrations of heat-trapping atmospheric gases generated primarily by human activities like fossil fuel burning and deforestation.


Surveyed scientists agree global warming is real

Human-induced global warming is real, according to a recent U.S. survey based on the opinions of 3,146 scientists. However there remains divisions between climatologists and scientists from other areas of earth sciences as to the extent of human responsibility.

(scientist != climate scientist)
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But in the end,,we will as a Race,look back and shake our collective heads and wonder,what were we thinking?


Hope the best man....

But that's true; happens every day:

"All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein a man ruleth over another to his own hurt" - Ecle. 8:9
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so anyway, the next big flood event in this region is going to be a doozy if it's anything like 30 years ago. Going to break the bank for FEMA for sure if the typical stuff doesn't break them first.

Of course, you guys will blame climate change.

I'll just shrug and say, "Get real. It's happened several times before."
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Good points Recordseason! Ask the AGW crowd for a list of their "consensus" scientists. Haven't found one yet.
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Quoting BigToe:
OK, lemmie get this stright... The Artic Ice Cap is just about melted... Greenland is almost green again.... The sea level SHOULD be rising.... How come when I go to the beach here in South Carolina, the ocean (save sand migration) is were it was in 1960?


Well, see, they'll come up with some reason to explain that one away.

Sort of like how if the ocean levels are rising, then based on conservation of angular momentum, you'd expect the region between 30s and 30n to get the worst of it. Basicly, the farther you are away from the poles, the worse you would experience.

Anyway, if ocean levels were rising you'd also have lower gravitational potential energy in rivers, and you'd have higher average river levels, particularly in places like the gulf coast regions where many rivers feed directly into lakes and estuaries.

Now I can't speak for what is going on south of the lakes, but the local rivers and creeks are no higher than they've ever been. In fact, the record floods happened over 30 years ago, most happened 80-something years ago. Average water level in about the exact same spot it has always been. How do I know? Because the small roads that go by these places have been in the exact same elevation in the exact same place for 50,60, even 100 years.

Coastal erosion in Louisiana is associated with subsidence, which is irrelevant to the AGW discussion.

Sea level rise is not the same thing as land sinking.

If Sea Levels rise, then you'd expect an effect as I described above, whereby river basins would become backed up eventually, and mean water levels would rise. We have seen no such thing. What we have seen is the same thing that has always been.


I can also assure you that if the severe river flooding that happened in the late 1970's and early 1980's in Livingston Parish and the surrounding areas is supposed to be representative of "normal" climate, then I'd much rather have what we have now.

When it happens again, eventually, the liars will come up and say, "It's never been that high before..." Then ask them why's the guy got the levee built around his house from 30 years ago?

Oh yeah, because the flood before last, my family witnessed, and they tried to warn this guy not to build there, but he wouldn't listen. the "state" had no record of water ever going on that property. So much for "official" records. They told him it flooded there several times....he builds anyway...next year water is 6inches from his ceiling, river came up almost 40ft in two days...that's why he has a levee now.

Next time it happens, there are going to be so many houses demolished in this area it's ajoke, because people are still allowed to build below that level because it's above the "100 year" mark...I saw several floods in tht area above the 100 year mark in my life time. The Big one was maybe 10ft higher than the ones I remember. They are all gonna die when it happens, and the idiots at LSU and people like AGWers that THINK they know what they're taling about, but don't, are going to be the ones to blame.

When will blokes get it in their heads that "climate change" is simply a matter of an observer fallacy? Catastrophes have always happened, and there's always some idiot standing there telling you it's never happened before, even when you've eye witnessed it before, or know someone who has...
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Here's something interesting - notice how high the SOI has gotten (this shows 5 month running means):



Here is the correlation between changes in the SOI and global temperatures (detrended, with a 7 month lag for the SOI; the SOI rose to near current levels in July, so we should be seeing the full effect right now):

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Quoting McBill:

As I said, I didn't think you were really interested in the facts. You're obviously more of a whatsupwiththat kind of guy, I think.



*Poof*

Mike

I don't feel like being bothered with you anymore.

You've threatened me enough on this site.

Bye.

Until you make a new name of course.

LOL.
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Im out likely until June ;) (May if we're lucky)
Before I go Id like to make a final statement. Leave the politics to the politicians. State your view, take your feedback, evaluate it, and adjust your view accordingly. Be prepared to be wrong, for in this field being wrong is a question of "when and how often" not "if"
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Having worked offshore on Rigs and also refineries,,I helped build as a Union Bricklayer,(refractory work) 2 in the Late 70's in Norco,La.,one a Catcracker,the other a Ethylene plant,,I can assure one that I've seen firsthand the Damage involved in Both, long term to the Local environment/sea.

And my Father died 8 years ago March 21 of Asbestosis/Meso from those constructions as well as many others.

We pay a High price for the Bang we get from the Magi Oil.

Least my family has. Dad survived WW-2 but big Oil got him as well.

And Im a ticking time Bomb internally as the asbestos dosent go away,,like cigarettes,,its the Gun,but time the trigger.

I had 3 ft of Colon removed in Jan 08.

Time stands still for nothing.

It Marches on regardless.

But in the end,,we will as a Race,look back and shake our collective heads and wonder,what were we thinking?
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Quoting Grothar:


Interesting; notice the significative amount of deaths during winter. Don't know why winter season isn't documented the same way Hurricant season is....
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Quoting BigToe:
Gonna check out Guys and Gals. Ya'll play nice now!!

Always.
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Quoting McBill:

As I said, I didn't think you were really interested in the facts. You're obviously more of a whatsupwiththat kind of guy, I think.


Isn't it wattsupwiththat?
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Gonna check out Guys and Gals. Ya'll play nice now!!
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Quoting McBill:

I'm wondering if that chip on your shoulder has given you any problems with scoliolsis?



He's right man. Give it up.
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Quoting Patrap:
Def a fine Lineup the Jazz Fest BigToe, Plant was here 2 years ago with Allison Krauss and Opens this Fest as well with the Band of Joy.



Lil Angel Dance



Awaiting for this year's PR Heineken jazz fest line up....

Link
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Quoting HaloReachFan:


Mike,

The IPCC

Really?

That's your comeback?

How's the island?

Your post was a waste of time.

As I said, I didn't think you were really interested in the facts. You're obviously more of a whatsupwiththat kind of guy, I think.

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Quoting Neapolitan:

The largest part of the problem is that we all share this one earth. It seems patently unfair that those who aren't convinced that we humans can screw it up are allowed to mess it up for the rest of us who have taken a look at and understand the science. Then again, what hope do we have when so many can't grasp even the most basic geophysics? When some are convinced that tens of thousands of scientists are in on a massive socialist plot? When some don't even know how many states there are so they have to keep asking?

Oh, well; c'est la vie...


How many qualified scientists in all, believe in AGW? And I'm talking about climatologists. Is there a list of these? Cant find any.
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363. Patrap 2:10 AM GMT on February 11, 2011
Def a fine Lineup the Jazz Fest BigToe, Plant was here 2 years ago with Allison Krauss and Opens this Fest as well with the Band of Joy.



I DO like Plant and Krauss. Wonderful mix of talent.
Allison just keeps winning Grammys
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Quoting McBill:

Sorry Nick, but people don't really talk about "proof" in the land of real science. Mainly what your going to hear is talk about evidence that might, or might not, be consistent with a particular hypothesis or theory. My guess is that you're not really interested in the facts, and just the facts, but, if you are, you can look here:

Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007

When it comes to climate science, the IPCC Assessment Reports are the gold standard. Granted that AR4 was released in 2007 and so will be a little dated but given the immensity of what the IPCC puts together it is quite understandable that it takes 5 years to produce.

Anyway, have a read and then let's hear your rebuttal.




Mike,

The IPCC

Really?

That's your comeback?

How's the island?

Your post was a waste of time.
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Figure 2. U.S. deaths due to natural hazards for the 10- and 30-year period ending in 2007, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Image credit: NOAA. To illustrate, a 2008 study by Thacker et al. called, "Overview of deaths associated with natural events, United States, 1979-2004", concluded that cold deaths were twice as common as heat deaths in the U.S. However, they noted that the 1995 Chicago heat wave, which killed between 600 and 700 people by some estimates, was not properly represented in the data base used in their study. This data base attributed only 50 deaths in the entire state of Illinois to heat in 1995. The authors conclude that their data base "under-reports the actual number of deaths due to severe heat". Another example: NOAA plots up annual natural hazard deaths from the same source ("Storm Data") as the first study. Their statistics for the ten-year period ending in 2007 show a much different picture (Figure 2). Heat deaths are a much more dominant source of mortality than cold and winter storm deaths, by a factor 3.5. The take-home message from all this is that heat- and cold-related extreme weather are probably the deadliest weather hazards in the U.S., but we really don't know the proportion of people killed by each. One can easily cherry pick the study of one's choice to show a desired result.
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You folks that want to destroy modern life and capitalism should be happy if there are smaller reserves than have been previously stated. Sorry to tell you but you are wrong and there is also a bunch of oil yet to be found.

What we really need to do is explore natural gas, nuclear and such fixes instead of just trashing the oil companies and others cause it's fun.
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Def a fine Lineup the Jazz Fest BigToe, Plant was here 2 years ago with Allison Krauss and Opens this Fest as well with the Band of Joy.



Lil Angel Dance

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Quoting HaloReachFan:
Where is the proof that global warming is man made?

I've asked for it multiple times now and nothing.

Why can't we see some proof that has not been corrupted or cherry picked?

Sorry Nick, but people don't really talk about "proof" in the land of real science. Mainly what your going to hear is talk about evidence that might, or might not, be consistent with a particular hypothesis or theory. My guess is that you're not really interested in the facts, and just the facts, but, if you are, you can look here:

Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2007

When it comes to climate science, the IPCC Assessment Reports are the gold standard. Granted that AR4 was released in 2007 and so will be a little dated but given the immensity of what the IPCC puts together it is quite understandable that it takes 5 years to produce.

Anyway, have a read and then let's hear your rebuttal.


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Tourism Is Poisoning The Mexican Caribbean

* by Stephen Leahy* - Tierramérica (uxbridge, canada) - * Thursday, February 10, 2011 - * Inter Press Service

The booming tourist industry along Mexico's Caribbean coast, particularly in the area of Cancún and the 'Riviera Maya,' is polluting the world's largest underwater cave system and harming the world's second largest coral reef, a new study has found.

Pharmaceuticals, cocaine residues, shampoo, toothpaste, pesticides, chemical run-off from roads and many other pollutants have been found in the immense system of underground rivers and aquifers south of the resort city of Cancún, located on the Caribbean coast of Quintana Roo state.

'There is little question the pollutants we detected have come from human activity along the coastal region,' said Chris Metcalfe, a researcher with the United Nations University's Institute for Water, Environment and Health.

The British journal 'Environmental Pollution' published a study by the Institute this month, titled ' Contaminants in the coastal karst aquifer system along the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.'

Metcalf told Tierramérica that pit latrines, septic tanks, leaking sewer lines and golf courses were the most likely sources of groundwater pollution.

The flow of groundwater takes much of this pollution into the coastal zone and the region's famous Mesoamerican Barrier reef, the second largest in the world, after the Great Barrier Reef off Australia.....

Link

http://www.globalissues.org/news/2011/02/10/8481
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Quoting Neapolitan:

The largest part of the problem is that we all share this one earth. It seems patently unfair that those who aren't convinced that we humans can screw it up are allowed to mess it up for the rest of us who have taken a look at and understand the science. Then again, what hope do we have when so many can't grasp even the most basic geophysics? When some are convinced that tens of thousands of scientists are in on a massive socialist plot? When some don't even know how many states there are so they have to keep asking?

Oh, well; c'est la vie...

Like I said, not my field of study to make that call. I'm concerning myself with the pure science, as should anyone arguing over the validity of AGW theory. Make up your mind on the data, present your conclusions to those in a position to make a decision on them.
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Quoting twincomanche:


Good luck with that argument.


Oh I'm on your side.

Just saying.
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How much longer can Big Oil keep up its misinformation campaign? Not much longer from the looks of it:

WikiLeaks peak oil bombshell: Saudi Arabian reserves overstated by 40%, global production plateau immiment

BTW "global production plateau immiment", as in the next 5-15 years, is kind of silly when you look at the numbers:



And I was wondering just a short while ago why they were looking into renewables... now I know why...

Oil giant Saudi Arabia looks to alternative energy
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Quoting cat5hurricane:

Relax. It'll happen. Marxism books santa left under the tree last Christmas come first.


You think JFLORIDA and him are sharing books?
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Quoting HaloReachFan:


You got to remember.

More people.

So there will probably be more heat related deaths now as people aren't prepared for them which has been debated here many times and the cold is easier to live with.

Something like that.


Good luck with that argument.
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Timing in blogging is as important as timing in a Fusion Explosion.

The Bang is what one see's after
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Just for the Folks who poo-poo the NOAA climate Data...yet offer no Science themselves save for watts up wit dat?


A new Graph on the Page I post a lot.



Just arrived in my Inbox,outtie mail.


U.S. Climate Extremes Index
Without Tropical Cyclone Indicator
Annual (January-December) 1910-2010



National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Climatic Data Center

Choose a period/season and an indicator from the options below and click "Plot" to create a time series graph. Note that the sixth indicator (Step 6) is not calculated for the spring (March-May), winter (Decemeber-February) and cold (October-March) seasons since most months during these periods are outside of the traditional hurricane season.

As of September 2005, the fourth and fifth indicators are computed with data from one station per each grid box rather than multiple stations. This was done to eliminate many of the artificial extremes which resulted from a changing number of available stations over time. Therefore, the percentages in the step 4 and 5 graphs above will likely be significantly different from the percentages calculated prior to the changes implemented in September 2005.

**As of December 2005, landfalling wind speeds in the sixth indicator are determined using the following logic:

1. For landfalls prior to 1915: Use wind speed observation prior to landfall as landfalling windspeed.
2. For landfalls from 1915 to 1930: Use wind speed observation prior to landfall if observation was at 12Z. Otherwise use midpoint windspeed value from assigned landfalling Saffir-Simpson Scale.
3. For landfalls from 1931 to 1979: Use wind speed observation prior to landfall if observation was at either 0Z or 12Z. Otherwise use midpoint windspeed value from assigned landfalling Saffir-Simpson Scale.
4. For landfalls from 1980 to the present: Use estimated landfalling windspeed as reproted in the Tropical Cyclone Reports issued by the National Hurricane Center.

Note the CEI Data Files as well


Limitations: Statistics for the most recent period/season are computed from a fraction of the US which has data available at that time. Extreme percentage values can and will likely change as final quality controlled data become available and fill in the data gaps.








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Quoting HaloReachFan:


LOL.

I've been asking for about a month now on and off.

And still nothing.

Relax. It'll happen. Marxism books santa left under the tree last Christmas come first.
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@michael
I wasnt arguing that the warming would be good if it was true. I was throwing out the garbage argument that an ice age would be better. I do not have time to read through your data tonight and perhaps when I do I'll change my opinion. I have no vested interest on whether it is true or not and if I come across data that cannot be countered in some way, I could change my mind over night. Building a wall of data specifically to support your position, ignoring alternatives is garbage science. I don't care from a science perspective either way, from what I've read I'm simply not convinced. I don't fault you for holding your position nor should you mine, so long as the ideas are in the realm of possibility and I think they are. Are you 100% sure AGW is real? Surely there is a sliver of doubt if you remove all bias? Maybe you only give 1% chance that the theory as is could be wrong, atleast then we could argue in something outside of absolutes. If you are 100% sure, arguing is pointless. Waiting would prove you right, why waste the effort.
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Quoting twincomanche:
In history many more people have died of cold than heat.


You got to remember.

More people.

So there will probably be more heat related deaths now as people aren't prepared for them which has been debated here many times and the cold is easier to live with.

Something like that.
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sunlinepr 1:58 AM GMT on February 11, 2011
Quoting Patrap:
Jazz Fest Lineup 2011


Opening Day Line-up

My selection...

Robert Plant
John Mellencamp
Jeff Beck
Gregg Allman blues band
Robert Cray
Ron Carter Trio
The Strokes
Eddie Brickell


I'd like to add Zack Brown Band
Dave Matthews Band
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Quoting SouthALWX:

That argument is a prime example of political entanglement. I'm not debating what we should or shouldnt do. Im debating on whether it is real or not. Should you act now? Not my place to make that call, that's up to folks who AREN'T in the science field. Scientists uncover the data, relay it to officials, and they make the judgment call. If I tell them, no I don't think it is detrimental, but there is an X% chance based on my analysis that it could prove true. They take that % and make decisions. What they decide is up to them, not me. Would I rage and be angry if they acted? No. Do I think they would end up having acted for nothing? Most likely.

The largest part of the problem is that we all share this one earth. It seems patently unfair that those who aren't convinced that we humans can screw it up are allowed to mess it up for the rest of us who have taken a look at and understand the science. Then again, what hope do we have when so many can't grasp even the most basic geophysics? When some are convinced that tens of thousands of scientists are in on a massive socialist plot? When some don't even know how many states there are so they have to keep asking?

Oh, well; c'est la vie...
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Quoting Patrap:
Jazz Fest Lineup 2011


Opening Day Line-up


My selection...

Robert Plant
John Mellencamp
Jeff Beck
Gregg Allman blues band
Robert Cray
Ron Carter Trio
The Strokes
Eddie Brickell
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Right...because record levels of ice and snow fall happens as temperatures go up.

Next you'll be trying to convince people you can make a snow cone with a blow torch.

Ya might want to take a refresher on at least 9th grade physical science. That might get you qualified a bit to understand why that well, violates some of the most basic concepts in science.

I doubt you'd understand though. Probably over your head how adding heat to something doesn't cause it to freeze more than before...

Nice try guys. People who actually you know, think for themselves, don't fall for this fake psuedo-science.

Coldest January and February(so far) in a good 12 to 15 years by my reconing. Even had icicles form naturally on the shed in the back yard.

In '94 the pond froze over twice, and I think in around 89 the ditch in the front yard froze over. Other than those two years, yeah, this has so far been the coldest 40 to 50 days period in my memory. Live in the same general area...

Even TWC and the local mets said it was the coldest winter in 10 years.
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Quoting cat5hurricane:

He'll get around to it sooner or later when the HAM weather stuff comes out.


LOL.

I've been asking for about a month now on and off.

And still nothing.
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In history many more people have died of cold than heat.
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Quoting HaloReachFan:


Ok.

I'll let you try and find the answer at some point.

I'm finding this humorous really.

He'll get around to it sooner or later when the HAM weather stuff comes out.
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Quoting twincomanche:
Hey Gro.


Hey, Twin! ......and the beat goes on.....
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Quoting SouthALWX:
Um. I'm not an AGW guy by any means. But insinuating that there is no greenhouse effect on earth borders on asinine. Without it, we'd freeze to death at night. The question is, does our small amount of CO2 contribution have any effect on our atmospheric temperature that is above a negligible threshold? Also read today on here from an AGW proponent who suggested we'd head into an ice age without C02 and that fact was making the apparent warming smaller.... Last I checked we don't want to live in an ice age? Not saying it's a sound argument to pump C02 into the air to avoid an ice age but to suggest an ice age is the better alternative as opposed to modest warming is crazy talk. I tend to think that yes, C02 can warm the atmosphere, but with countering effects like cloud cover, I tend to think the warming will be negligible. By forcing a green initiative when it is not cost effective, you artificially support an industry that without subsidy would not exist. Sound familiar? It should because that scenario created a bubble and when a country/corporation ignores the rules they get a leg up in the game and a power shift happens. Part of the reason the US was reluctant to agree to the Kyoto protocol. I am all for a green world, but only if the benefits outweigh the costs and I dont see that being the case just yet.


Sorry, but an overwhelming wealth of evidence shows that warming will be anything but "negligible" Here are some pointers:

Hadley Center: “Catastrophic” 5-7°C warming by 2100 on current emissions path


Arctic Climate May Be More Sensitive to Warming Than Thought, Says New Study

Led by the University of Colorado at Boulder, the international study indicated that while the mean annual temperature on Ellesmere Island in the High Arctic during the Pliocene Epoch 2.6 to 5.3 million years ago was about 34 degrees Fahrenheit, or 19 degrees Celsius, warmer than today, CO2 levels were only slightly higher than present.


Science stunner: On our current emissions path, CO2 levels in 2100 will hit levels last seen when the Earth was 29°F (16°C) hotter
Paleoclimate data suggests CO2 "may have at least twice the effect on global temperatures than currently projected by computer models"




And so on...

And no, warmer is NOT good when it gets so hot that you risk death:

Earth Could Become Too Hot for Humans



And this is already happening:

Nature Stunner: “Global warming blamed for 40% decline in the ocean’s phytoplankton”
"Microscopic life crucial to the marine food chain is dying out. The consequences could be catastrophic."


PS: Most of our O2 comes from plankton... no O2, no humans.



Science shocker: Drought drives decade-long decline in plant growth

Earth has done an ecological about-face: Global plant productivity that once flourished under warming temperatures and a lengthened growing season is now on the decline, struck by the stress of drought.

Hmmm... Where does food come from? Plants? Yep!



Rice yields decline with higher night temperature from global warming

Warming turns global poor's staple into poison

Indeed... and that doesn't even factor in extreme weather...
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You's betcha...

LOL
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318. Patrap 1:45 AM GMT on February 11, 2011
#310.

That would be..er.,,,, "there"

Spelling matters as well BigToe,,just ask the Lil piggy 4 to yer right,,or Left.


Depending on what foot yer on tonight.

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I stand corrected, sir
THERE, is that better?
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Quoting Surfcropper:


Its hard to find truth in a science that was born in the pocket linings of leftist politicians.

Follow the money. The green movement is just that, all about the green.


One just can't sort the wheat from the chaff.
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Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990.

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