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‘Life-threatening’ arctic blast strikes US, temperatures drop to record low

AFP | 2014-1-7 0:18:02
By AFP

Authorities urged Americans to stay indoors and stock up on food after a fierce winter storm killed at least 13 people and forecasters said the Arctic blast could bring record low temperatures, according to CNN.

There was no sign of respite Saturday from the brutal chill that has struck since the start of 2014 in parts of the northeastern US and Canada, prompting New York and New Jersey to declare a state of emergency.

Following heavy snowfall Thursday, one of the coldest Arctic outbreaks in the past two decades is set to plunge America's Midwest close to record cold conditions.

Chicago could on Monday see some of its most bracing weather ever, with temperatures hovering around minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 23 C), weather analysts said.

Gusty winds could bring what forecasters at the National Weather Service called "very dangerous levels" of wind chill.

"Incredibly, it may feel as cold as -50 to -60 (Fahrenheit) on Sunday night over sections of the north-central states with the frigid air remaining in place into early next week," it said.

In such conditions, exposed skin would suffer frostbite in as little as five minutes, forecasters cautioned.

Authorities have urged people in the worst-hit areas to spend the first weekend of the new year at home for their own safety and to allow rescue and clean-up teams to get to work as quickly as possible.

"Chicagoans are a hearty bunch," said Matt Smith, spokesman for the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services.

"But when temperatures get as cold as they are predicted, you want to start thinking out things in advance," the Chicago Tribune quoted him as saying, adding that the department had advised people stay indoors and ensure they have medical supplies and food.

In Minnesota, Governor Mark Dayton has already announced schools will be closed Monday "to protect all our children from the dangerously cold temperatures."

The storm has been the first big test for New York City's new Mayor Bill de Blasio, who only took up his job Wednesday. "If you want safe, clear streets, stay home," he said on Friday.

In an unrelated incident, New Yorkers' attention was at least temporarily distracted from the weather when a private plane was forced to land on a highway in the city's Bronx borough due to engine trouble, injuring the pilot and two passengers.

Thousands of domestic and international flights have been canceled or delayed in several US cities including at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport and in Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia, while thousands of miles of roads were also snarled.

Added to the mix was a flood alert for much of the Atlantic coastline of Massachusetts.

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Yes, it does.....


And at the same time , Australia is having a record heat wave........



Care to explain, Or ask Morano to explain?


Scientists call this the Polar vortex......the  Polar cold  moving South due to global warming.




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sansukong Post time: 2014-1-8 11:13
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: ‘Does Global Warming Theory Predict Record Cold?’ Answer: ‘NO.’ ...

Roy Spencer and the Fox gang and Heartland Institute..................


When will you stop worshiping American Right Wing Nuts ?


Must you only worship American Right wing nuts?



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sansukong Post time: 2014-1-8 11:13
Climatologist Dr. Roy Spencer: ‘Does Global Warming Theory Predict Record Cold?’ Answer: ‘NO.’ ...

Can you explain the record heat wave in Australia?




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RE: Life-threatening’ arctic blast strikes US, temperatures drop to record low

sunday, january 05, 2014 ...

RSS AMSU 2013: 10th warmest year on recordRoy Spencer


[size=21.33333396911621px]Roy Spencer et al. claim that 2013 was the fourth warmest year of their 35-year-long satellite era. Their satellite friends/competitors at RSS AMSU which has been my primary source of temperature data since the beginning of this blog seem to disagree.



RSS, 1979-2013, graphics by Mathematica.

RSS AMSU data, 2013 was actually the tenth warmest year – quite a difference for two datasets using "almost" the same methodology.
According to the RSS AMSU data, 2013 was actually the tenth warmest year – quite a difference for two datasets using "almost" the same methodology.


The ranking is summarized by the table below.

01: {1998, 0.55},

02: {2010, 0.472},

03: {2005, 0.33},
04: {2003, 0.32},
05: {2002, 0.315},
06: {2007, 0.256},
07: {2001, 0.246},
08: {2006, 0.231},
09: {2009, 0.222},
10: {2013, 0.218},
11: {2004, 0.20
2},
12: {2012, 0.187},
13: {1995, 0.159},
14: {2011, 0.143},
15: {1999, 0.104},

16: {1997, 0.102},
17: {1987, 0.099},

18: {2000, 0.092},
19: {1991, 0.081},
20: {1990, 0.074},
21: {1988, 0.066},
22: {1983, 0.066},
23: {1996, 0.047},

24: {2008, 0.046},
25: {1994, 0.028},
26: {1981, 0.022},
27: {1980, 0.015},
28: {1979, -0.094},
29: {1993, -0.118},
30: {1989, -0.12},
31: {1986, -0.139},
32: {1982, -0.172},
33: {1992, -0.179},
34: {1984, -0.224},
35: {1985, -0.261}.

Apologies for the primitive formatting. I don't want to spend an hour with that. A message is that the ranking isn't terribly important or accurately known; it's enough to use a "slightly different dataset" for the 4th place to become the 10th one. If you're allowed to look at many different datasets, it's much easier to discover a record breaker if that is your goal.

See also e.g. the blog post 1 year ago:2012 was the 11th warmest year (RSS AMSU).









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sunday, january 05, 2014 ...

RSS AMSU 2013: 10th warmest year on recordRoy Spencer

sansukong..............



neither you nor Roy thingy or that Heartland Institute are honest professionals .........................


You can spare us your lies and insinuations.


Anyone needing reliable data can always get it from Nasa web site and web sites of similar reputations.





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