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Offline Matthew

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Coldest December on record
« on: January 02, 2011, 10:10:32 PM »
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  • From ModernSurvivalBlog --

    Should we be fearfully looking north for a rapidly moving glacial sheet of snow, wind, and ice that just might be plunging southward, indiscriminately swallowing cities, towns, and villages while leaving behind a frigid frozen wasteland of deep drifting snow?

    Well, one might think so after glancing at a few recent headlines…


    Florida
    The National Weather Service reports Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Naples – among others – all observed their coldest December on record.

    Arizona
    Record cold in the Flagstaff area overnight has burst water pipes all over town.

    Nevada
    Las Vegas set a record today with the coldest high temperature ever recorded in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve: just 38 degrees

    Oregon
    Burns, Oregon fell to a bone chilling -25F on Friday morning (12/31), followed by -23F this morning (1/1). Both lows temperatures smashed the former record lows for those dates.

    Utah
    Cedar City dipped down to a frigid -15 degrees, beating its 1988 record of -10, according to meteorologist Linda Cheng of the National Weather Service. Ferron, in central Utah, reached -9 degrees, a few degrees below its record -6 degrees in 1975.

    Georgia
    Through Thursday, the average daily temperature has been 36.9 degrees – colder than any December since 1917, when the average temperature was 35.2 degrees, according to National Weather Service records.

    Pennsylvania
    December 2010 was one of the coldest on record in the Alle-Kiski Valley, and had more snow than usual.

    Mid-Atlantic region
    According to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck, December 2010 will be going down in the record books as one of the dozen or so coldest winters for the Mid-Atlantic region. That’s based on records kept since 1897.

    Cuba
    Cuba registered on Wednesday its lowest temperatures for December in the last 50 years with 31 local records.

    United Kingdom
    Temperatures for December are the coldest on record, with the average reading close to minus 1c – almost six degrees below normal.
    The benchmark Central England Temperature plunged to an average of -0.6C over the month, the lowest figure for December since 1890, according to MeteoGroup UK, the weather forecasting division of the Press Association.

    Germany
    It was the third coldest on record, and the coldest since 1969. The average temperature in December 2010 was -3.5 °C, which is -4.3°C under the 1961-1990 average of 0.8°C.

    Ireland
    “Met Office figures show that the average temperature from December 1, the first day of winter, to December 28 was a bitter minus 0.8c (30.5f). This equals the record December low of 1890.”

    Finland
    According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), the current December has been the coldest since 1978 in southern and central parts of Finland.

    Sweden
    Sweden’s current cold snap will continue throughout December, which is now looking to be the coldest in at least 110 years, according to Swedish meteorologists.

    Switzerland
    There was an unusual amount of snow in the Swiss plateau in December, while the mountains were colder than they have been for decades.

    India
    MUMBAI: While the temperatures at party venues soared on Friday, the mercury plummeted to an all-time low of this season. With 12.8 degrees Celsius, the city recorded its chilliest New Year’s Eve in the last seven years.

    Korea
    The South Korean capital Seoul is experiencing its coldest December in 30 years, with the temperature dropping as low as minus 15.1 degrees Celsius on Dec. 24, according to the weather bureau.


    la-nina-december-2010

    One explanation for the cold and snowy December and winter of 2010 could be the La Nina effect. That is when the surface temperature of the Pacific ocean drops below normal and subsequently affects global climate.

    During November 2010, the ongoing La Niña was reflected by below-average sea surface temperatures (SSTs) across the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

    The average temperatures in the upper 300m of the ocean also remained well below-average in association with a shallower-than-average thermocline across the central and eastern equatorial Pacific.

    La Niña is expected to peak during November-January and to continue into the Northern Hemisphere spring 2011.


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    Offline ServusSpiritusSancti

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    Coldest December on record
    « Reply #1 on: January 02, 2011, 10:12:59 PM »
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  • It will be interesting to see how this winter shapes out.


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    Coldest December on record
    « Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 11:34:03 PM »
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  • Al Gore, Where is the global warming?

    I am afraid when summer comes, the weather may be
    setting record hot temperatures.

    It is cool where I am at. I may be knocking on
    wood. Not for long.

    Offline CathMomof7

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    Coldest December on record
    « Reply #3 on: January 03, 2011, 11:08:03 AM »
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  • Our December was bitter.  Our November was colder than usual.  Yesterday was unusually warm at 40 degrees F.  My family who lives South are freezing.  It's been in the 30s a lot of this month.  Our summer last year, lasted all of 3 weeks.  Seriously.  

    Offline ServusSpiritusSancti

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    Coldest December on record
    « Reply #4 on: January 03, 2011, 12:09:15 PM »
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  • Quote from: CathMomof7
    Our December was bitter.  Our November was colder than usual.  Yesterday was unusually warm at 40 degrees F.  My family who lives South are freezing.  It's been in the 30s a lot of this month.  Our summer last year, lasted all of 3 weeks.  Seriously.  


    I experienced a similar December. Two (unusual) snowfalls, one with a dusting of accumulation, the other brief with no accumulation, and one night the temp dropped to 17 with the wind chill reaching 9! And this was only the second week of December I believe! Very bitterly cold December for me.


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    Coldest December on record
    « Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011, 09:41:08 PM »
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  • Should we be fearful? NO, that's what the enemy wants us to be!

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    Coldest December on record
    « Reply #6 on: January 11, 2011, 09:46:31 PM »
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  • Quote from: RomanCatholic1953
    Al Gore, Where is the global warming?

    I am afraid when summer comes, the weather may be
    setting record hot temperatures.



    Some people are afraid that summer (in terms of warm weather) might not come at all, if the gulf stream has really stopped.

    Who only knows what will really happen. But these are sure some unusual days...
    I renounce any and all of my former views against what the Church through Pope Leo XIII said, "This, then, is the teaching of the Catholic Church ...no one of the several forms of government is in itself condemned, inasmuch as none of them contains anythi


     

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