Posts Tagged ‘cooling’

Brutal Cold, Snow Setting Records Across Eastern U.S.

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Brutal Cold, Snow Setting Records Across Eastern U.S. (AccuWeather, December 15, 2010)

Numerous records, some of which are more than 100 years old, fell throughout the Southeast Monday and Tuesday. In Norfolk, Va., the temperature only reached 28° Tuesday, setting a new record cold high that beat out the longstanding record of 29 from 1904.

Listed below are new record lows set or tied Tuesday with the previous record in parenthesis

Greenville, S.C.: 11° (11°/1917)

-Paducah, Ky.: 4° (6°/1985)

-Crossville, Tenn.: 4° (10°/1905)

-Lincoln, Ill.: -4° (-4°/1914)

Roanoke, Va.: 10° (11°/1982)

-Jacksonville, Fla.: 20° (24°/1960)

Fort Lauderdale, Fla.: 34° (34°/1962)

West Palm Beach, Fla.: 32° (33°/1962)

-Key West, Fla.: 50° (50°/1962)

Record-Breaking Florida Cold Continues into Wednesday (AccuWeather, December 14, 2010)

Do you believe in magic … climate numbers?

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Source: SPPI

by Paul Driessen

Should temperatures pulled out of a hat be the basis for energy and economic policies?

Average annual global temperatures have risen a degree or two since the Little Ice Age ended some 150 years ago. Thank goodness. The LIA was not a particularly pleasant time.

Prolonged winters, advancing glaciers, colder summers, more frequent storms and extended cloudiness reduced arable land, shortened growing seasons, rotted grain in wet fields, and brought famine, disease and death. Coming after the prosperous Medieval Warm Period – when farmers grew wine grapes in England and Vikings raised crops and cattle in Greenland – it must have been quite a shock. (more…)

More Global Warming induced Cooling

Friday, December 10th, 2010

Cold spell breaks 169-year record in Fort Lauderdale (USA Today, December 7, 2010)
Cold weather causing fish kills in local ponds [Bradenton, FL] (Bradenton Herald, December 7, 2010)
Record-breaking cold this morning [Vero Beach, FL] (WPEC-TV, December 7, 2010)
Treasure Coast [FL] feels record cold, and it’s not over yet (TCPalm, December 7, 2010)
24° Low Sets Record [Jacksonville, FL] (WJXT-TV, December 8, 2010)
Another cold weather record broken [Fort Lauderdale, FL] (The Miami Herald, December 8, 2010)
Another Morning Of Record Breaking Cold [Southern Florida] (WFOR-TV, December 8, 2010)
[FL] Farmers lose crops after record cold (WPEC-TV, December 8, 2010)
Record cold this morning in South Florida (WPEC-TV, December 8, 2010)
2010 – Tallahassee [FL] breaks low-temperature record today (The Tallahassee Democrat, December 8, 2010)

Snow to hit Britain

Saturday, October 16th, 2010
Source: UK Telegraph

Winter will come early to Britain next week as snow is forecast for the north while the south will shiver in frosty sub-zero nights.

Snow could fall on high ground

The cold snap will seem worse after temperatures soared to 75F (23C) last weekend.

Forecasters warned snow is due in Scotland and possibly northern England next week, with frost as far south as southern England, which will see bitter 48F (9C) daytime maximum temperatures.

“A northerly air stream in the middle part of next week means coldest conditions will probably be in Scotland, with sleet or snow showers and snow settling on higher ground,” said forecaster Brian Gaze of independent forecasters The Weather Outlook.

“Even southern England will feel distinctly chilly.” (more…)

Extreme cold continues in South America

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

by Dennis Ambler

In the “hottest year on record”, extreme cold continues in South America in this report from the MercoPress South Atlantic News Agency.

“For a second day running it snowed Wednesday in Southern Brazil and in twelve of Argentina’s 24 provinces including parts of Buenos Aires as a consequence of the polar front covering most of the continent’s southern cone with zero and below zero temperatures”

Brazilians associated to sun and beaches enjoy the unexpected snow.

“On Wednesday a northbound cold front hit the Patagonia and central Argentine regions. In Patagonia, minimum temperatures went as low as minus 10 Celsius with even lower numbers in snowy regions, while maximum temps were in the range of zero to 7 Celsius. (more…)

Is Temperature Spinning, Out of Control?

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Source:  SPPI

By Dennis Ambler

[revised August 6, 2010]

Is Temperature Spinning, Out of Control?

As we are told of yet another “hottest year on record”, our daily news reports are full of “hot testimony”, for example the heatwave in Moscow, Russia is described in this report:

“The heat has caused asphalt to melt, boosted sales of air conditioners, ventilators, ice cream and beverages, and pushed grain prices up. Environmentalists are blaming the abnormally dry spell on climate change.

On ‘black’ Saturday, temperatures in Moscow hit a record high of 38 degrees Celsius with little relief at night, making this July the hottest month in 130 years. The average temperature in central Russia is 9 degrees above the seasonal norm.” (more…)

Questions posed for Kerry, Lieberman on new climate-energy bill

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Source:  CFACT

The new Kerry-Lieberman climate bill mandates a 17% reduction in US carbon dioxide emissions by 2020. It first targets power plants and refineries that provide reliable, affordable electricity and fuel for American homes, schools, hospitals, offices and factories – and then, in six years, further hobbles the manufacturing sector itself.

The House-passed climate bill goes even further. It requires an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2050. Once population growth and transportation, communication and electrification technologies are taken into account, this translates into emission levels last seen around 1870!

House Speaker Pelosi says “every aspect of our lives must be subjected to an inventory,” to ensure that America achieves these emission mandates. This means replacing what is left of our free-market economy with an intrusive Green Nanny State, compelling us to switch to unreliable wind and solar power, and imposing skyrocketing energy costs on every company and citizen.

Meanwhile, the Environmental Protection Agency is implementing its own draconian energy restrictions, in case Congress does not enact punitive legislation.

It’s time to ask these politicians some fundamental questions. (more…)