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ORAC
4th Jan 2018, 07:05
Good luck, hope you’ve stocked up on food, booze and candles....

‘Bomb cyclone’ blasting East Coast before polar vortex uncorks tremendous cold late this week (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/01/02/monster-storm-to-blast-east-coast-before-polar-vortex-uncorks-tremendous-cold-late-this-week/)

Unforgiving cold has punished the eastern United States for the past 10 days. But the most severe winter weather yet will assault the area Wednesday night into the weekend.

First, a monster ocean storm is taking shape, which pasted parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with rare ice and snow early Wednesday. By Thursday, the exploding storm will, in many ways, resemble a winter hurricane, battering easternmost New England with potentially damaging winds in addition to blinding snow. Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Virginia Tidewater region up the coast to eastern Maine, including Ocean City, Atlantic City, eastern Long Island, Boston and Portland.

“This rapidly intensifying East Coast storm will produce strong, damaging winds — possibly resulting in downed trees, power outages and coastal flooding,” the National Weather Service tweeted Wednesday. Forecasters are expecting the storm to become a “bomb cyclone” because its pressure is predicted to fall so fast, an indicator of explosive strengthening. The storm could rank as the most intense over the waters east of New England in decades at this time of year.

National Weather Service hurricane hunter aircraft are even flying into the storm to gather data and refine the forecast given the possible severe impacts in coastal areas.In the storm’s wake, the mother lode of numbing cold will crash south.....

The storm: How much snow and wind, and where

The storm took shape off the coast of Florida on Wednesday, unloading hazardous snow and ice in highly unusual locations not accustomed to such weather. It is next expected to rapidly intensify, buffeting the Mid-Atlantic beaches and eastern New England.

On Wednesday morning, as many as six inches of snow and 0.5 inches of ice caked portions of north Florida, southeast Georgia and coastal South Carolina. In Tallahassee, it was snowing for the first time in 28 years. Meanwhile, in Savannah, ice changed over to snow, offering a rare coating on the region’s palm trees. More than an inch accumulated, one of the snowiest days in the city’s history.

The Weather Service issued a rare alert for “heavy freezing rain” along the entire South Carolina coast Wednesday morning before the precipitation turned over to snow during the afternoon. In Charleston, the Weather Service reported the snow was “pouring”. Ultimately, it piled up to 5 inches, making Wednesday the city’s third snowiest day on record.....

https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/files/2018/01/DSoi70vVAAAEF8-.jpg&w=480

eckhard
4th Jan 2018, 12:35
Amazing data. Just for interest, I flew up the coast last night and most major airports were cold but workable as diversions. In fact, we could see the whole New York area from FL410. Fingers crossed for anyone going there today.......

Sallyann1234
4th Jan 2018, 12:59
Nice to see from the map that Canada is going to escape entirely. :8

treadigraph
4th Jan 2018, 13:17
Nice to see from the map that Canada is going to escape entirely.

Perhaps Trump has built a wall!

Looks like my sister in Blue Ridge Mountains will miss the worst of it - they are used to it there; brother lives in coastal NJ, so perhaps a few extra tinnies in the larder would be my advice. Just in case.

SASless
4th Jan 2018, 13:24
I listened to the wind howl and the rain pour last night while monitoring the movement of the storm as it passed through where my Cottage on the water is located in North Carolina.

The Sun is shining, the wind is howling out of the North/Northwest, whitecaps on the water, with ice along the shore line. Snow fall that happened late last night looks to be about three inches.

The Temperature is below freezing but is forecast to get a few degrees above this afternoon before it gets Monkey Fetching cold again.

Move to the Coast they told me.....the water moderates the Air Temperature they told me.....the fishing is good all Winter they told me.....those lying Rascals!

When it is well below freezing, the humidity is at ninety percent or higher, and the wind is blowing Twenty-Five Knots or better.....fishing is not great.

That being said....real Watermen are out gathering Clams, Oysters, and Scallops.

I admire their Grit but do question their sanity.

treadigraph
4th Jan 2018, 13:35
Ah, send us a few scallops over please - I am very partial to them!

Don't particularly like oysters and never tried clams...

SASless
4th Jan 2018, 13:47
What kind of Scallops do you prefer....real or processed?

We make Scallops out of Rays and Skates when we catch them while out interrupting our Beer Drinking by foolishly hanging a baited hook over the side of the boat.


This has been passed around today....and has gotten more than a few laughs.


http://www.teapartytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Global-Warming-Al-Gore.jpg

treadigraph
4th Jan 2018, 14:02
Real I hope. I had better check the packaging on the ones I buy, they are probably reconstituted cod with a few chemicals added...

galaxy flyer
4th Jan 2018, 15:22
Food-CHKD, Generator-CHKD, Propane Supply-CHKD, All set then. Cats seem to like the snow for 5 minutes, then back inside covering the kitchen with snow. Coming down pretty hard in New England, expecting 7”-10” here. Been bitter cold since Christmas, below zero Fahrenheit all week.

GF

treadigraph
4th Jan 2018, 15:33
Been in touch with brother, he says they have plenty of cocoa in the house. He must be getting old...

Stay safe y'all.

glad rag
4th Jan 2018, 15:51
Wishing those affected all the very best!!

West Coast
4th Jan 2018, 16:45
GF

If you tire of the snow, it’s going to be 24C/75F here in the foothills of San Diego. Of course I’ll be flying in the mid west and east coast.

galaxy flyer
4th Jan 2018, 16:55
Yeah, would be nice on my brother’s garden in Carlsbad grilling a steak. Just got in, about 6”-8” so far, another 3-4 hours to go. I’ll bet we’ll get more than the forecast 10”, maybe a foot.

GF

pineridge
4th Jan 2018, 21:08
Sallyanne1234 said.............

"Nice to see from the map that Canada is going to escape entirely. "

If you watch ABC/CBS/NBC/ CNN etc you will soon see that Canada always escapes weather affecting the USA. Amazing really; there must be a good reason for the phenomenon, mustn`t there?
I typed in a request for "weather in Canada " on The Weather Channel and in an instant received a detailed report on the conditions current in the town of Canada, Kentucky.

rotornut
5th Jan 2018, 02:57
Nice to see from the map that Canada is going to escape entirely.
Yes, we're gonna stop it at the border;)

meadowrun
5th Jan 2018, 04:06
This is actual news!
How did it get past the Trump Soap Opera?

rotornut
5th Jan 2018, 06:09
We love the "Trump Soap Opera" here in Canada. Our prime minister is a little too pure and perfect and our politicians don't attack each other the way they do south of the border. So it's wonderfully entertaining to observe American politics. Besides hockey Donald Trump gets a lot of attention up here.

Hydromet
5th Jan 2018, 10:43
Daughter's Newfie dog in Annapolis is enjoying playing in the snow & refusing to come inside!

ImageGear
5th Jan 2018, 11:11
Did EGLL - KMIA yesterday, struggled to get more than 415 GS, and down to 385 in places. Some jet stream, been like it all week I believe.

jolihokistix
5th Jan 2018, 11:15
"Bomb cyclone".
I guess the various state governors have to come up with a new description in order to appeal vividly for federal help.

SASless
5th Jan 2018, 11:34
18 F here this morning....wind 18G27...wind chill of 3 F.

Three inches of snow on the ground, ponds and calm water frozen solid......the Bay in front of my cottage has a half mile of solid ice out to where there is some open water.

Even the former Ship's Cat who prefers outside is doing "squat and poop" events and coming right back inside to curl up on the bed in the Guest Room.

Life has slowed to a crawl on the island (if it could ever get much slower than normal).

Forecast for Monday is mid-Fifties and in the Sixties on Tuesday which is more typical of here in the Winter.

RAFish
5th Jan 2018, 15:52
Up here on the shore of Georgian Bay we are enjoying a rather balmy spell of weather! Environment Canada has just posted this little gem for my area.

Issued at 04:38 Friday 05 January 2018
A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is expected.

Wind chill values due to northwest winds up to 50 kilometres per hour will be in the minus 35 to 40 range early this morning. Temperatures and wind chill values will be slightly lower Friday night. The extreme cold will continue until Saturday or possibly into Sunday morning.

galaxy flyer
5th Jan 2018, 15:56
We ended with about a foot (30cm for you followers of things metric), Cold (6F) and blowing about 20 knots. Cats hate it.

GF

Rosevidney1
5th Jan 2018, 16:03
A friend who is the epitome of the remoaning metropolitan elitist emails me today to claim that "you really are becoming a fascist in your old age what with your support of Donald Trump and your climate change denial." The elitists always forget that labelling anyone with whom you disagree as a fascist demeans the true horror of what fascism is. But I suppose it is easier than actually debating facts. I shall deal with my admiration of the leader of the free world another day but let's look at some hard facts about climate change or , as it used to be known, global warming. I bring you three quotes:

The first is from 2000. David Viner who made his name at the world leading global warming (data bodging) establishment that was the University of East Anglia warned in 2000 in the Indescribably boring newspaper that because of global warming snow would soon become a “rare and exciting event”. He added: “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is.”

The UAE forecasts published in the late 1990s, replicated by other experts notably the IPCC, suggested that the world would just get hotter and hotter. That underpinned Viner's prediction. And this Group Think has formed the basis for the Paris Accord and other initiatives that will cripple Western economies in order to fight global warming. Only one world leader has dared to point out how horribly wrong the UEA forecasts ( and all the other "expert" projections) have been so far. If Viner at al cannot get their forecasts right for 20 years why should we believe their 100 year guesstimates?

Of course the only leader understanding this basic logic is Mr Donald Trump. Fools like Theresa May and all of the rest of the EU are happy to sign up to economic suicide for their own nations even though the data on which the hara kiri pledges are made is now utterly suspect.

So you understand Viner's predictions and the UAE/IPCC projections on which they are based. Now I refer you to the Guardian, the fake news publication of choice for metropolitan liberal elitists, from yesterday:

Record-breaking big freeze grips much of North America

Bone-chilling cold gripped the middle of the US as 2018 began on Monday, breaking a low temperature record, icing some New Year’s celebrations and leading to at least two deaths attributed to exposure to the elements.

The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories covering a vast area from south Texas all the way to Canada and from Montana and Wyoming in the west through New England to the northern tip of Maine.

Dangerously low temperatures enveloped eight midwest states including parts of Kansas, Missouri, Illinois and Nebraska along with nearly all of Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota.

The weather service said a temperature of 15 below zero (-9.44C) was recorded in Omaha before midnight on Sunday, breaking a record low dating back to 1884, and the temperature was still dropping early on New Year’s Day. That reading did not include the wind chill effect.

etc etc etc

But maybe that is a one off? I now refer you to Uncle Chris Booker writing in the Telegraph ten years ago:

"The winter from hell’

Over the first three months of 2008, as global temperatures continued to fall, the world endured one of its coldest winters for decades, In January, the northern hemisphere recorded its most extensive snow cover for the month since 1966 (just before those predictions that the world might be entering a ‘new ice age’). Not only were there record snow falls across North America, but countries such as Saudi Arabia, Iraq and several regions of China experienced more snow than they had seen for 50 or even 100 years. NOAA and the US National Climate Data Center reported that on land it had been only the 63rd warmest January globally in 114 years.

In February the chill continued. Snow was recorded in the deserts of southern Iran where no one could remember it ever falling before. Jerusalem had its second snowfall in a month. Astonished Athenians gazed up at a snow-draped Acropolis, while more than 200 villages in Greece and Crete were cut off by blizzards. In Turkey the number of villages cut off was estimated at 1,000.] Further heavy snows across southern China added to a disaster which had already damaged 10 percent of the country’s forests and devastated thousands of square miles of farmland.

As the four official sources of temperature data agreed that global temperatures had fallen below their 20th century average, even Hansen’s GISS figures showed the steepest January-to-January global temperature drop (0.75 degrees) since surface records began in 1880.

In the US in early March there were blizzards as far south as Texas and Arkansas. In the northern US states and Canada what was being called ‘the winter from hell’ continued to break records for cold and snow going back in some cases as far as 1873. In Afghanistan it was reported that the abnormal snow and freezing weather had killed 1,500 people and 200,000 animals. In Tibet six months of snow and record low temperatures had killed 500,000 animals, leaving a further three million at risk of starvation.

Meanwhile in Antarctica sea-ice cover was at its highest March level since satellite records began in 1979, nearly a third above its 30-year average. In the Arctic, where sea-ice the previous September had dropped to 3 million square kilometres, its lowest level ever recorded, prompting frenzied media predictions that it would soon be gone altogether, the winter freeze had now returned the ice to 13 million square kilometres, the same level it had been at a year earlier.

In western Greenland, the Danish Meteorological Institute recorded temperatures 30 degrees C below zero, while more ice was clogging the strait between Greenland and Canada than at any time for 15 years.

Ends.

Snow falling in record amounts in winter, whatever next?. To happen once in a decade looks like an inconvenient truth. To happen twice suggests that the predictions made to support the bogus religion that is global warming by the "experts" are just plain bollocks. Here in Europe we ignore the facts, the record snowfalls, the plunging temperatures and still stuff the peasants with energy tariffs to fight global warming, we crucify heavy industry with additional costs to stop the planet getting warmer, our leaders follow this religion blindly.

Only one politician looks at the real data and is brave enough to call out global warming for the fraud that it is. That admirable and brave man is Donald Trump and the true fascists are those who try to close down debate on climate change by saying that it is a settled science when the hard data of what is falling from our skies suggests that this is simply not the case.

SASless
5th Jan 2018, 16:22
Rosie,

Sound the Collision Alarm and prepare to be rammed!

You are going to be accused of inciting to riot by many.



Call me a sceptic septic if you will but none of the vaunted Models being pimped by the IPCC and other AGW crowd hold water so far.



https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26168339_10214664530517290_627292815859060256_n.jpg?oh=82809 e4aa5cbf604f1e1df9cabb8081c&oe=5AF16A85

fltlt
6th Jan 2018, 14:37
Rosie,

Sound the Collision Alarm and prepare to be rammed!

You are going to be accused of inciting to riot by many.



Call me a sceptic septic if you will but none of the vaunted Models being pimped by the IPCC and other AGW crowd hold water so far.



https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26168339_10214664530517290_627292815859060256_n.jpg?oh=82809 e4aa5cbf604f1e1df9cabb8081c&oe=5AF16A85

The Emperor lost his clothes years ago, but the same old claptrap soldiers on.

AGW folks, it isn’t, never has and never will meet your sermons from the mount, weather that is.

ORAC
6th Jan 2018, 15:42
Saturday: Wind chill warnings issued

The National Weather Service said Friday that temperatures in the Berkshire mountains in western Massachusetts could seem like a frosty minus 35 degrees, parts of New Hampshire and Maine could experience minus 45, and Vermont's mountain regions could feel like minus 50 degrees. The weather service issued wind chill warnings for various days this weekend for parts of Vermont, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Maine and New Hampshire.

These locations, however, will have nothing on the White Mountains in New Hampshire. The Mount Washington Observatory, on its website, predicted the mountain's highest summits could see wind chills of minus 100 degrees into Saturday.....

jolihokistix
6th Jan 2018, 16:25
Saw an impressive documentary recently about the observatory on Mt Washington. Some serious whistling cold wind up there!

SARF
6th Jan 2018, 16:52
I’m still fuming about Alan titchmarsh telling my mum to dig up her tradional plants and go for plants that could handle the hotter drier conditions we will have to endure in the future.

SpringHeeledJack
6th Jan 2018, 22:02
Saw an impressive documentary recently about the observatory on Mt Washington. Some serious whistling cold wind up there!

Routinely records the lowest temps in the USA. Even when I 'did' it in the summer months it was a bit breezy.

SASless
6th Jan 2018, 22:52
Al Gore popped his pointy head up over the parapet of his hundred room beachside castle and informed us that this bit of cold, snow, and ice is the direct result of and absolute proof that Man caused Global Warming is real.

He was ably assisted by proponents of that like his pal Mann.

Unfortunately, his hoped for new influx of riches from the sales of Carbon Credits did not occur as his assertions were immediately debunked by science based researchers.

Al Gore: ?Bitter cold? is ?exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis? | Climate Depot (http://www.climatedepot.com/2018/01/04/al-gore-bitter-cold-is-exactly-what-we-should-expect-from-the-climate-crisis/)

fltlt
7th Jan 2018, 00:45
Al Gore popped his pointy head up over the parapet of his hundred room beachside castle and informed us that this bit of cold, snow, and ice is the direct result of and absolute proof that Man caused Global Warming is real.

He was ably assisted by proponents of that like his pal Mann.

Unfortunately, his hoped for new influx of riches from the sales of Carbon Credits did not occur as his assertions were immediately debunked by science based researchers.

Al Gore: ?Bitter cold? is ?exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis? | Climate Depot (http://www.climatedepot.com/2018/01/04/al-gore-bitter-cold-is-exactly-what-we-should-expect-from-the-climate-crisis/)

Governed Moonbeam was hoping for the same thing, he just slapped an extra tax on registrations and gas to make up the shortfall.
And wait for it, pay per mile is coming, and sooner than we think.
The folks that brought us the FasTrac lanes are behind it, they were afraid of the reaction if they tested it in CA so they went to Oregon instead. Now they’ve ironed the bugs out and when the money flows to DeLeons campaign coffers it will become fact.
Best govt money can buy.

Deaf
7th Jan 2018, 03:44
Some people relying on propane could be in trouble. If you need ~ 15psi that is the vapor pressure at ~ 250K (-23C, -9F)

Have had trouble in Perth (Western Australia)with ice build up on 100lb cylinders preventing heat flow to vaporize the propane (sea breeze @ ~40F)

visibility3miles
7th Jan 2018, 05:21
Regarding the wind chill and "seems like" temperatures in New Hampshire:

The Mount Washington Observatory reported early Saturday that the summit tied for second-coldest place on earth, at a brisk -36 degrees Fahrenheit.

It was just 2 degrees from the coldest locations, Yakutsk, Russia, and Eureka, Nunavut, which recorded -38, according to the weather observer.

At 6,288 feet, Mount Washington is "home of the world's worst weather," as it is celebrated by the observatory, a non-profit organization.

Observers recorded a 231 mph wind gust, a record that held until Typhoon Olivia at an unmanned instrument station in Australia in 1996.

Along with the deep freeze Saturday, the Mount Washington Observatory reported wind gusts of 92 mph.

Its summit forecast mid-morning Saturday was a high in the mid-20s below, and a wind chill factor of 70-80 below, and potential for wind gusts up to 105 mph.
Mt. Washington Tied for Second Coldest on Earth | New Hampshire Public Radio (http://nhpr.org/post/mt-washington-tied-second-coldest-earth#stream/0)

ORAC
7th Jan 2018, 08:00
Welcome to the Cycle 26 TSI Grand Solar Minimum.

Doesn’t disprove or prove GW marking one way it the other, but it does mean the next decade is going to be damned cold. Just research the Maunder Minimum and the Dalton Minimum.

Summary of latest scientific papers below - then a bit of alarmism for reflect all the GW alarmism.

7 New (2017) Papers Forecast Global Cooling, Another Little Ice Age Will Begin Soon (http://notrickszone.com/2017/12/28/7-new-2017-papers-forecast-global-cooling-another-little-ice-age-will-begin-soon/)

https://youtu.be/a58828Y5flo

Hempy
7th Jan 2018, 08:18
Meanwhile, the temperature in Sydney today was 47.3C/117.1F

ORAC
7th Jan 2018, 08:40
Any chance they’ll abandon the Test match and call it a draw........

SASless
7th Jan 2018, 12:35
Mt. Washington has nothing on my Ex-Wife for "cold" at night when she was miffed....which was almost a constant!:E

ImageGear
7th Jan 2018, 13:37
Not very pleasant here for the last few, and next few days..

2018/01/07 12:00
MWCR 071200Z 03024KT 9999 BKN016 22/21 Q1019

2018/01/07 12:57
TAF MWCR 071100Z 0712/0812 05020G30KT 9000 -SHRA SCT018 BKN035

A very real danger from flying coconuts.. :eek:

Imagegear

SpringHeeledJack
7th Jan 2018, 19:00
Meanwhile, the temperature in Sydney today was 47.3C/117.1F

Shaadapp moaning' ya old sheila an throw another shrimp on the barbie ;-) I'm only jealous really having spent several hours in windchill of -20c today. Still feel a bit chilled.

Bankstown Boy
7th Jan 2018, 22:02
Meanwhile, the temperature in Sydney today was 47.3C/117.1F

Actually, the maximum temperature in Sydney yesterday was 42.3c (see Latest Capital City Observations Sydney - Observatory Hill (http://www.bom.gov.au/products/IDN60901/IDN60901.94768.shtml)) some 5 degrees lower than that.

Yes, it was hot, but here is a tip - it’s summer! Temperatures in the low 40’s are really common. It’s called weather.

The temperature you quote is for the city of Penrith, some 55 km to the west of Sydney (note that the BOM, for Penrith, only effectively started to keep temperature records since the mid 1990’s so we don’t know what earlier temperatures were out there).

To be fair to you, most of the MSM was “reporting” the same breathless (but thoroughly misleading) “factoid” yesterday. Earlier in the day, they’d gone the full ‘Al Gore’ and announced the temperature as the highest in recorded history, evah!, only to have to retract that claim within a few hours.

finfly1
7th Jan 2018, 22:07
I had to fly yesterday from actual temp of 60F to today's low of 2F.

I know which I prefer.

Looking at some of the reports and video from KJFK however, I am just real grateful I didn't need to go there!

obgraham
8th Jan 2018, 01:28
Looking at some of the reports and video from KJFK however, I am just real grateful I didn't need to go there! Despite the awe in which many hold the place, IMHO there is only a thin veneer of civilization in NYC. Once it erodes, the jungle reappears.

galaxy flyer
8th Jan 2018, 01:34
As a Nigerian told me, “you think Lagos is bad; picture NYC with no police, fire or emergency services. Lagos is a miracle.”

GF

Um... lifting...
8th Jan 2018, 03:15
Ah yes... the city that never sleeps. Superstorm Sandy stretched Manhattan perilously thin. Most tunnels and bridges on and off the island closed. Most of the island downtown of 30th Street blacked out. My niece lived in an apartment very near the dividing line of SoPo (South of Power) and lost power briefly. Fortunately she was physically above the fray and mostly had electric. She certainly wasn't going to go anywhere.

https://ny.curbed.com/2017/10/29/16560706/hurricane-sandy-anniversary-manhattan-power-outage-photos

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121029/new-york-city/holland-tunnel-brooklyn-battery-tunnel-close-at-2-pm

ethicalconundrum
8th Jan 2018, 04:14
From bad to worse at JFK airport.

JFK Airport water main break forces terminal evacuation amid massive delays | Fox News (http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/01/07/jfk-airport-water-main-break-forces-terminal-evacuation-amid-massive-delays.html)

main water supply pipe bursts, evacuation of terminal.

SnowFella
8th Jan 2018, 05:48
Shaadapp moaning' ya old sheila an throw another shrimp on the barbie ;-) I'm only jealous really having spent several hours in windchill of -20c today. Still feel a bit chilled.

No barbie's in Sydney yesterday nor today I'm afraid due to a full fireban in effect...only gas bbq's allowed and any self respecting person wouldn't slip that low!
Being Swede by birth and Sydneysider by choice (Penrith too I might add) I've lived the extremes and much prefer cold over heat! Just put on another layer if it's cold but it's rather hard to take off enough to be comfortable on a real hot day.

SASless
8th Jan 2018, 16:33
Sun shining...Temp a few degrees above freezing and headed higher the rest of the week!

Even the Cats are wanting to go out of the house and actually going rather than take a quick sniff and an immediate U-Turn.

Just in time....the Bay (called North River) is frozen solid this morning.

I empathize with that Ground Hog that determines how long Winter will last...as I poke my nose out into the open air after a few days in the House.