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With White-Knuckle Grip, February’s Cold Clings To New York

 

 

 

 

” As it limps away, February will not be missed. With the average temperature for the month lingering around 24 degrees, some 11 degrees shy of normal by the National Weather Service’s calculation, this insult of a month looks as though it will clock in as the coldest recorded February in New York City since 1934. That is 81 years of weather. That is all the way back to the Depression, when there were so many more dire things to worry about than whether 7-Eleven had salt or whose turn it was to walk the dog.

  That year, February averaged 19.9 degrees and included the lowest daily reading ever registered for New York: On Feb. 9 the mercury sank to a ridiculous 15 degrees below zero. “

 

Read more at The New York Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Snow For All 50 States Forecast In Next 7 Days

 

GFS total snowfall forecast for the 7 days ending Friday morning, March 6, 2015.

 

 

” The unseasonable cold is expected to continue over much of the U.S., with some interruptions, and the latest GFS model forecast shows some snow for portions of all 50 states in the next seven days. (Graphic courtesy of Weatherbell.com, click for full-size). “

 

Read more from Dr Roy Spencer PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hurricane-Force Winds, Torrential Rain Forecast For What Could Be Storm Of The Decade

 

 

 

” Sustained winds at or near hurricane strength in the highest elevations with gusts exceeding 100 miles per hour across the Sierra summit are forecast for Thursday, with Bay Area winds easily gusting past 50 miles per hour in urban areas and 70-80 miles per hour in the local mountains and hills in what could be the storm of the decade.

  Computer models are able to break down the exact time of highest danger. By mid-morning Thursday, models indicate winds peaking.  Along the coast, 60 mile per hour winds are forecast, with higher gusts.

  The term “hurricane” is only used to refer to tropical storms, and is used when sustained winds reach 74 miles per hour. That level of wind strength is possible at extreme elevations above 9,000 feet and higher Thursday, according to the National Weather Service warning. “

 

CBSLocal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Could Be The Coldest Thanksgiving Since 1930

 

 

Coldest Thanksgiving Minnesota

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” Minnesotans woke up to subzero temperatures on Thanksgiving Day, and if the mercury doesn’t make it up into the double digits, the day could be one for the record books.

  As of 8 a.m., it was 2 below in the Twin Cities, and 20 below in Bemidji, in northern Minnesota.

  Meteorologist Matt Brickman is forecasting a high Thursday afternoon of 10 degrees. And if temperatures don’t rise higher than that, it will be the coldest Thanksgiving since Herbert Hoover was president, in 1930.”

 

CBS Minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Lakes Ice Cover Developing; Earliest In Over 40 Years

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” Ice is already starting to develop on Michigan’s Great Lakes. This is the earliest ice on some of the Great Lakes in at least 40 years.

  According to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, on November 20, 2014, three of Michigan’s Great Lakes had ice starting to form. Lake Superior and Lake Michigan were one-half percent ice covered, while Lake Huron had one percent ice. Lake Erie was not reporting any ice as of Nov. 20, 2014.

  Decent early season ice coverage records date back to 1973. Last Friday was the earliest date that all three Great Lakes already had ice since the better reporting of early season ice began.

  Lake Superior actually had ice forming on November 15th of this year. That is the earliest ice on Lake Superior in the good data set.

  Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron had ice 10 days earlier this year than last year.

  Lake Superior only had five and a half months without any ice on the lake. “

Thanks to Michigan Live

Thunder Snow Insanity Captured By GoPro South Buffalo, NY!

 

 

 

Published on Nov 22, 2014

” Rare video of thunder snow video from Cheektowaga, NY during the peak of the lake effect snow emergency on November 18, 2014 captured by GoPro camera! This storm brought 7-9 FEET of snow to the south side of Buffalo. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest Snow In Columbia, SC

 

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” As I predicted two days ago, the earliest snows on record are beginning to occur in the Carolinas.

  Columbia, SC is now experiencing their earliest snow, beating the Nov. 9, 1913 record by 8 days.”

 

 

Dr Roy Spencer PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almanac Predicts Colder Winter, Hotter Summer

 

 

 

 

 

” The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation.

  Published Wednesday, the New Hampshire-based almanac predicts a “super-cold” winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The west will remain a little bit warmer than normal.

” Colder is just almost too familiar a term,” Editor Janice Stillman said. “Think of it as a refriger-nation.”

  More bad news for those who can’t stand snow: Most of the Northeast is expected to get more snowfall than normal, though it will be below normal in New England.”

AP News

From Severe Studios

” Storm chaser Scott Sheppard gets hit by lightning while shooting video out the window near Fairburn, South Dakota.

  The strike hit his arm and then traveled down to the ground and blew a hole in the pavement. The lightning also disabled his vehicle and a passing car, both of which had to be towed. Scott has a sore arm but is otherwise OK.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof.’s Website Tracks Weather Odds For Super Bowl

 

 

 

BigGameWeather.com

 

 
” Rutgers Prof. David Robinson’s website BigGameWeather.com has received a lot of interest from state officials making Super Bowl emergency preparedness plans.

Robinson is a climatologist: he studies weather patterns from over the past eight decades.”

 

The story continues here and Professor Robinson’s website is here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prices Plummet For Super Bowl Tickets

 

 

Super Bowl Ticket Prices

 

 

 

” Two hungry fan bases and the wealth of the New York metropolitan area had some guessing that Super Bowl XLVIII would turn out to be the most expensive ticket in Super Bowl history.

  However, judging from the reaction of the resale ticket market in the past 24 hours, it could turn out to be one of the least expensive.

  On Friday, nine days before the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks meet at MetLife Stadium, the cheapest ticket to buy for the Super Bowl was $1,779 on NFL Ticket Exchange, the league’s official resale site. That’s $409 cheaper than it was on the site with this many days left last year and $809 cheaper than the year before. 

  Since the conference championship games ended, ticket prices have steadily plummeted. The get-in price on the NFL Ticket Exchange was $2,700 on Monday.”

 

Story continues at ESPN

 

 

 

 

 

 

Car Barrel Rolls Off A Bridge

 

Car Off Bridge

 

 

” This is why we’re urging people to slow down, pay attention and watch out for icy bridges and ramps. The motorist walked away from this crash without serious injuries.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coldest Air In 20 Years To Aim At Nation’s Heartland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A fresh blast of arctic air will deliver some of the coldest weather in 20 years to the country’s midsection during the second half of the weekend and into the start of this week.

  This brutal cold will bring danger to millions from the northern Plains to the Midwest and down into the Tennessee Valley. Overnight lows are forecast to dip well below the zero-degree mark in these areas, even dropping to 30 below zero in parts of Minnesota and North Dakota.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REAL TIME SATELLITE TRACKING

 

 

Real Time Satellite Tracking

 

 

   With this site you can keep track of where satellites are in their orbits over the Earth . Weather , military , communications and geostationary are available with lots of data including , altitudes , speeds , locations , launch dates , operators , etcetera all brought to you by N2YO.com .

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Board Is Set; The Pieces Are Moving

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” Hurricane Sandy’s barometric pressure dropped from 960 millibars at 5am EDT to 951mb at 8am, and new convection is appearing around the center. The lessening of wind shear, and the influence of the warm Gulf Stream waters underneath Sandy, are having the expected effect: deepening of the low pressure at the storm’s core. Meanwhile, the wind field continues to expand, to historic proportions. Sandy is now the largest hurricane in Atlantic history, with its tropical storm-force winds having a diameter of more than 1,000 miles! “