Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
breezy

EXTREME TEMPS AROUND THE WORLD

117 posts in this topic

Deep Freeze in Midwest, Northeast to Be Prolonged

Alex Sosnowski

January 22, 2014

 

"Bitterly cold air is again settling southward from the Arctic into a large part of the Eastern states. Unlike the outbreak from early January, this time the cold will have more staying power.

 

Into the first part of next week, the polar vortex will hover just north of the United States border causing waves of frigid air to blast into the Midwest and much of the East.

 

The polar vortex is a commonly used term among the meteorological community to describe an intense storm with frigid air and strong winds that spends much of its time above the Arctic Circle. Occasionally, during the autumn, winter and spring, this storm can dip farther south, approaching the mid-latitudes.

 

The first of several waves of arctic air will continue to advance to the south Wednesday>"
650x366_01211534_hd20.jpg
snip

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/dangerous-cold-returns-to-ling/22351937

 

 

 

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mother Nature is at it again here in the States...."Polar Vortex" to bring snow and ice to the Gulf Coast and American South East....Snow in New Orleans.....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

post-367-0-98035000-1390774521_thumb.png

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We are hitting "Polar Vortex" round 3 starting tonight....It is going to be 40, then drop to the teens....WEIRD weather patterns too in regards to storms. Reputable meteorologists (i.e. very informed and not doom creators) have been saying that the models have not been making sense and they have had to rely on just "good old fashioned common sense". Just last week we literally had a storm that evolved very quickly and threw everyone off.....May be another one on Wednesday now too....

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow that frozen sea sure gives deeper insight into how the mammoths became frozen suddenly while chowing down on grass in the meadows of Siberia.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LIVE REPORT: Wind Chills as Low as -60 in Parts of Midwest

January 27, 2014

 

 

"Near record-low Arctic temperatures are hitting the Midwest today closing schools and causing huge spikes in propane prices.

 

Garrett Tenney reported this morning from a propane facility in Sheridan, Illinois, where it was -26 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill factored in. Wind chill factors have been reported as low as -60 in the Dakotas.

 

The extreme cold is leading to propane shortages in more than 30 states as people struggle to keep their homes warm.

Authorities are cautioning people to try to conserve propane as best they can.

 

Frigid temperatures are expected to hold into Tuesday.

 

If Chicago makes it to 60 hours below zero, it will be the longest stretch since 1983 — when it was below zero for 98 hours — and the third longest in 80 years, FoxNews.com reported."

 

Video at link

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/01/27/live-report-wind-chills-low-60-parts-midwest

 

Let me mention the propane shortage. In N.Dakota, they fill your tank, usually 100/200/500 gallon tanks.  A 100 gallon tank will heat a 2 bedroom for a couple weeks.  Cost today.  $5.50 for one gallon of propane. OR $550 dollars to fill a 100 gallon tank. so for a month that's about $1100 for your propane to heat, heat water and cook with. How does anyone afford this type of expense?  Then too,  think of it being a possible minus 40-60 degrees with no gas to be had. I wish everyone living in any of these so hard hit areas the best of luck.

 

 

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We had 70F today and will supposedly have from 2-6 inches of snow and ice by tomorrow evening, with only a high of 32F. We shall see. I have taken them at their word and have cancelled my outdoor work for the next two days.  One of my clients told me that the stores are being cleared of bread and milk.  I said that it's a good thing I don't eat bread or drink milk! lol

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's -21c here in Ontario this morning ,luckily there's no wind ,but this isn't out of the ordinary for this time of year

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Polar blast to bring coldest temperatures of season to Eastern U.S.

January 28, 2014

 

650x366_01272052_hd16-1.jpg

NEW YORK - A blast of frigid air will grip most of the eastern two-thirds of the United States through Wednesday and could yield the lowest temperatures so far this winter in some communities. The impending polar plunge will rival the frigid days from earlier this January for the coldest daytime highs and nighttime lows so far this winter. This does not include South Florida. The arctic air first plunged into the Upper Midwest, northern Plains and northern Rockies on Sunday and is continuing to press to the Gulf and Atlantic coasts through Tuesday. The magnitude of this cold blast will be enough to produce a far-reaching threat of frostbite, hypothermia, frozen pipes and water main breaks. While highs will be held to the 30s southward to the I-10 corridor, the Midwest and Northeast are bracing for the harshest conditions. Minneapolis, Chicago and other communities in the Upper Midwest will endure yet another day of subzero highs on Tuesday, after Monday’s temperatures dropped below zero. Monday night lows dropped to at least 20 below zero from North Dakota to the western suburbs of Chicago. Grand Forks, N.D., bottomed out near 30 below zero. Across the interior Northeast, high temperatures will be held to the single digits and teens on Tuesday and Wednesday. Fargo, N.D., Des Moines, Iowa, Minneapolis, Chicago, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh are on the list of cities that could rival their lowest temperatures of the season. For locations in the I-95 corridor of the Northeast, temperatures will stop short of breaching season lows, but will still be painful to endure."

snip

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/

 

to this I say brrr  and do be careful. stay safe AND warm everyone

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rare Snow Storm Leaves Thousands of Motorists Stranded on Georgia Highways

 

 It was just a few inches of snow, but for the normally balmy South, enough of it fell to throw life into turmoil for millions of people from Louisiana to Virginia on Wednesday, trapping Atlanta motorists overnight on highways and forcing hundreds of children to camp overnight at school. Some of the worst disruptions were in Georgia, where schoolchildren were marooned on buses or stayed overnight in classrooms or gyms. Some workers in downtown Atlanta slept in their offices, and many traffic-trapped motorists simply trudged home in the cold. More than 1,000 accidents were reported. State troopers rescued stranded motorists, and National Guard troops made food deliveries. Social media erupted with parents incensed that they were forced to drive through the storm to retrieve their children. Emergency crews were still rescuing some motorists Wednesday morning. Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala., were virtually shut down. Workers who hoped to rush home at midday Tuesday to beat the snow instead created traffic gridlock just as the storm was hitting. Parents frantically drove to schools and buses and struggled to get children safely home. Atlanta reported nearly 800 traffic accidents, and Georgia state police logged nearly 1,400 wrecks, with at least one person reported dead and at least 130 injured

 

http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/36643/

 

post-12-0-18752500-1391094619_thumb.png

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Arc ,I liked some of the comments after the article

Mike T. The most impressive record got down to -8.3C? That's t-shirt weather for Saskatchewan right now!

4 hours ago

Or

Chris B- awwww boo hoo! wah wah wah, better call the wahmbulance. must be nice to be -8, since its been -30 to -40 here in northern NB since december!

3 hours ago

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You gotta see the people here. Shawn

Heavy parkas, Full face masks..

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Arc ,Lol, I love it ,we used to have some guys from Jamaica come up and work on our farm by the time October hit they couldn't believe the cold,it was funny to us but ,it's amazing what we can get accustomed too after a few days of -20c minus -10 seems like spring ,I'm am tired of winter though

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Earth Had 4th-Warmest March on Record, 7th-Warmest Year So Far

By Andrew Freedman

April 22, 2014

 

"Another month has passed, and with it comes more news of warmer than average global surface temperatures, this time for the 349th straight month. Talk about a broken record.

 

According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) data released on Tuesday, which is Earth Day, the globe had its fourth-warmest March on record. Data shows that this was the 38th straight March and the 349th consecutive month with a global average temperature at or above the 20th century average.

 

This streak reflects the continued influence of manmade global warming, alongside natural climate variability.

 

The last March that had a below-average temperature was way back in 1976, and the last month with a below average global surface temperature was February 1985, NOAA said. In other words, no one under the age of 29 has ever experienced a cooler than average month on Earth."

 

4_22_14_andrew_globaltemps-640x494.gif

 

The first three months of the year rank as the seventh-warmest quarter on record, with a combined global land and ocean average surface temperature that was 1.08 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average, NOAA said. This ranking may inch up over the rest of the year, thanks to a temperature-boosting El Niño event developing in the tropical Pacific Ocean."

snip

http://mashable.com/2014/04/22/earth-fourth-warmest-march-record/

 

 

 

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Delhi temperature touches 47.8 C, highest in 62 years

June 8, 2014

 

 

delhi-weather-2_650_060814081104.jpg

A girl takes shower under a tube well to beat the heat as mercury soars in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI Photo

 

"Temperature in the Capital touched 45.1 degree Celsius on Sunday while it was 47.8 degree C in and around Palam airport making it the hottest day in 62 years giving no respite to people reeling under a blistering heat wave.

 

Adding to the woes of heat-ravaged Delhiites, frequent power cuts across the city aggravated the situation and made life miserable.

 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said there is no relief likely from the heat wave on Monday and similar weather conditions will continue."

snip

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/delhi-temperature-touches-47.8-c-highest-in-62-years/1/365950.html

 

let's see now 47.8 C is exactly how much  F?? 118.4  pretty toasty I reckon, but think Las Vegas might have been warmer last week

 

Las Vegas next ten days

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USNV0049

 

 

 

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cooling Temperature Trend Establishing Across Northeastern Australia

Solar Cycle Could Point to Mega-Drought

Corrupting Australia’s Temperature Record

 

G'day

 

On the local radio there was an interview with Dr Jennifer Marohasy, a climate researcher.

She had some very interesting things to say about climate change and the trends.

 

Some of the titles of her blogs are above. Her blog is at...

http://jennifermarohasy.com/

 

Definitely an interesting lady.
 

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The polar vortex is in the news again.  This time it will hit the mid-west of the US with 40 degree temps. in the midst of summer.

 

Home icon-arrow.gifNews icon-arrow.gifLocal News

Polar vortex arrives for mid-July

Jerry Shields for local2 sault ste. marie
July 9th, 2014 at 9:45am | Last Updated July 10th, 2014 at 7:41pm



16872.jpg

Many of the cold weather outbreaks this past winter were attributed to something called a Polar Vortex. This is where a flow pattern establishes in the upper atmosphere that draws cold arctic air down across the Canadian Prairies and down into the American mid-west and the Great Lakes region. The summer-time version of the Polar Vortex is about to arrive next week, bringing unusually cold air to the Great Lakes and much of central North America.

Climatologically the middle part of July is usually the warmest time of year in Northern Ontario. Temperatures typically climb into the mid 20s during the warmest time of the day, while overnight lows remain above +10°C.

So this Polar Vortex couldn’t arrive at a worse time. Instead of warm summer-like conditions it will feel more like fall. Temperatures are likely to be 5-10°C below normal. This will keep daytime highs buried in the teens with overnight lows in the single digits. This cold air is expected to move as far south as Texas where record low temperatures could be broken.

When you average the temperatures we have seen for the first 9 days of July we are already 3°C below normal. Adding on this upcoming cold outbreak will likely cause the entire month to end up below average. This would mean that six of the first seven months of 2014 have brought below normal temperatures in Northern Ontario - with only June being near normal.

When you compare the climatological factors at play, it is interesting to note that we can compare 2014 to previous years. 2002 and 2009 had many factors similar to this current year and if that trend continues it could mean good news for August. In those years the hottest weather waited until that last month of summer to arrive – let’s hope that’s the case again this year.

So enjoy the warmer temperatures expected later this week because it appears we are in for an unseasonably cold run for next week.
4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded

July 12, 2014

Anthony Watts  Eric Worrall

 

 

"Antarctica continues to defy the global warming script, with a report from Meteo France, that June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded, at the French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station.

According to the press release, during June this year, the average temperature was -22.4c (-8.3F), 6.6c (11.9F) lower than normal. This is the coldest June ever recorded at the station, and almost the coldest monthly average ever – only September 1953 was colder, with a recorded average temperature of -23.5c (-10.3F).

June this year also broke the June daily minimum temperature record, with a new record low of -34.9c (-30.8F).

Other unusual features of the June temperature record are an unusual excess of sunlight hours (11.8 hours rather than the normal 7.4 hours), and unusually light wind conditions."

snip

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/07/12/coldest-antarctic-june-ever-recorded/

 

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

G'day

 

I have lived here over 30 years and this winter has been the coldest winter we have had to endure. We had -3C and -4C temperatures overnight and as little as 11C during the day. Brrr!! 

5 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

god must be angry at russia, lol

4 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It’s not the kind of record you want to be hearing about in the middle of July.

David Phillips, senior Climatologist for Environment Canada, joined Richard and Kathy on Winnipeg’s Morning News. He confirms that yesterday’s high, 15.7 degrees Celsius, was the coldest July 13th in Winnipeg since 1884.

He puts the reasoning behind a type of polar vortex – that cold low which is sitting over the heart of North America.

However, the good news is that it will be short lived according Phillips. He says starting tomorrow the mercury will continue to rise and by the weekend we should be hitting temps around 30 degrees.

That’s, not the end of it either. Phillips forecasts the heat to continue over the next couple of months.

http://www.cjob.com/2014/07/14/record-low-temps-hit-winnipeg/

1 person likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another polar vortex on the way to U.S.   Click link for full story.  

 

http://iceagenow.info/2014/07/noaa-predicts-polar-blob-plunging-u-s/
 

 

NOAA predicts another polar “blob” plunging into U.S
By Robert On July 25, 2014 · 53 Comments
facebook.png twitter.png

Potentially record-breaking cold headed for the deep south.

Expect well below average temperatures across the Plains and Midwest.

“Following in the footsteps of the record-setting cool air mass in mid-July, a second blast of air with polar origins will invade the eastern U.S. to close July,” says the Washington Post. “This taste of September…should produce temperatures  10-20 degrees below normal across a large swath of the eastern U.S. by early Tuesday.”

Temps-31Jul-4Aug.gif

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cold to Grip Northern U.S. Offers Preview of Coming Chill

Brian K. Sullivan

September 9, 2014

 

 

"Cold is about to sweep into the northern U.S. Plains from Canada and drop temperatures to winter-like levels.

Readings in Calgary were forecast to drop to 27 Fahrenheit (minus 3 Celsius) later this week and snow was flying there yesterday, according to Environment Canada.

That will be a welcome change for energy traders after a mild summer, although it’s just a glimpse of what may come.

While the temperatures will drop, they won’t be falling too far where it counts.

Chicago, for instance, will end this week with highs in the 60s and lows in the 50s, according to the U.S. National Weather Service. New York will reach into the 80s during the day and 60s at night.

The big cities of Canada also won’t see much of the cold. Overnight temperatures in Toronto and Montreal will drop into the 40s by the end of the week.

In New England, conditions like that are called “good sleeping weather."

snip

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-09/cold-to-grip-northern-u-s-offers-preview-of-coming-chill.html

 

3 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Canadian city of Calgary struggles with late summer snowfall

September 10, 2014

 

2014-09-10T161202Z_1_LYNXMPEA890TE_RTROP

A woman hides her face from the blinding snow during an early year snow fall in Calgary, Alberta September 

 

"CALGARY Alberta (Reuters) - The Canadian city of Calgary, Alberta, home to much of the country's oil and gas industry, suffered through a late-summer snowfall on Wednesday that snarled traffic, downed trees and cut power to dozens of neighborhoods.

 

Nestled in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the city of 1.2 million is used to bizarre weather and heavy snowfalls are common in the winter months. But the early September storm, which has so far dumped as much as 35 centimeters (14 inches) of snow since Monday, is unusually early and especially damaging because the wet, heavy snow is landing on trees still thick with leaves.

 

"About every decade we get a significant snow event (in September)," said Bill McMurtry, a meteorologist with Environment Canada, the country's national weather service. "This one will probably be seen as one of the worst ones, just because it happened so early in the month and we have not had a killing frost ... so we're going to see some major impacts."

snip

http://news.yahoo.com/canadian-city-calgary-struggles-summer-snowfall-161202779--finance.html;_ylt=AwrTWVWpfxBUcBMA9TfQtDMD

 

 

2 people like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0