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“You Americans ain’t seen nothing yet,” says reader Argiris Diamantis.


“An astonishing, dangerous cold snap is about to descend on the U.S.” shouts the headline in the Washington Post.


Historic_Cold-3Jan14


Some of the coldest air in years, if not decades, is poised to pour into the U.S., with mind-boggling low temperatures.

In Montana on Sunday night, wind chills may go as low as 62 F below (-52 C), according to the National Weather Service in Glasgow.

Parts of northern Minnesota could experience wind chills down to 70 F below (- 56 C).

In Minneapolis, the National Weather Service calls the incoming cold “historic”, predicting it will be the most severe since 1996. “Highs of 10 to 20 below (- 23 to -29 C) and lows of 15 to 30 below (-26 to -34 C) are expected,” it warns.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Weather Center predicts “a non-stop 60 hour stretch of temperatures which fail to break above 0-degrees (-18 C)” – the longest such period of the past 18 years.

20 to 40 degrees F below normal

The core of the cold reaches the Ohio Valley East Coast Monday night into Tuesday, when temperatures drop 20 to 40+ degrees below normal.

All of the I-95 cities from D.C. to New York City could possibly drop below zero F (below -18 C) for the first time in nearly 20 years.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/01/03/an-astonishing-dangerous-cold-snap-is-about-to-descend-on-the-u-s/

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

 

 

34 Responses to “Historic cold” headed for the United States

  1. AJ Virgo says:

    AGW in its entirety is in fact just a series of predictions; based on science to be sure but predictions nevertheless.

    Here is what the US Govt. believes.

    ”should be viewed as estimates from evolving computer models and not as reliable predictions,”
    US Congress 2013.

    There are in fact thousands of “researchers” who agree with AGW just as the apocalypti tout, however most study the predicted FUTURE EFFECTS of AGW on this butterfly or that system not whether AGW is actually real.

    The latest trick is to compare averages but that can only be done scientifically if one uses the same thermometers in the same places used back in the day, no more no less. For instance once a new thermometer has been added the average cannot be compared…..obviously adding more thermometers in warm places as more cities are established there over the years throws out the veracity of the comparison and in this way averages are meaningless.

    Not true for the Global Average Temperature which is from satellite. That reading shows no rise in temp since 1998.

    In a few years time it will be 20 years with no rise…..what then ?

  2. Harold says:

    And the warmists will ride their own credibility right into the ground still clinging to the absurd notion that if we just reduce CO2, everything will be all right. They didn’t realize that once you buy into a position, and take money or power or both to endorse it, you sell the return half of your round trip ticket out, and if your position is wrong, your credibility as well.

    • Teddi says:

      Well said on the round trip ticket…

      What you see now is many of them trying to frame it so they can walk their position back – if not much of the way, then a least a portion of the way to save credibility.

      AGW is a failed theory – period. Those who pushed it should be run out of their positions.

    • Alex says:

      @Harold That is a poetic way of putting it. Excellent point, and well stated.

    • Realist says:

      “And the warmists will ride their own credibility right into the ground still clinging to the absurd notion that if we just reduce CO2, everything will be all right.”

      If you believe that then you don’t really understand leftist-enviro-whackjobs at all. They will NEVER admit that they were wrong about anything, they will simply do what left-cons always do: Change the language, cook the books, spin and lie and deceive, deception after deception. If anyone believes that these fanatics have even one gram of honesty, integrity, or can be corralled into giving up on their silly fantasies that serve to make them pretend “heroes”, then you won’t be expecting the next lying deception.

  3. Harry says:

    What would temps like this do to persons and infrastructure in britan and the uk?

    • andy says:

      The scots would cope far better than the English. I live just outside London, one of the worlds major capitals cities haha, and woth two inches of snow everything stops and. Unfortunately most of the people in my part of this island are cowardly selfish and egotistical who would even risk breaking a finger nail to do any real work.

  4. aeroguy48 says:

    Don’t worry NOAA and GISS will gigger the numbers and says its the 5th warmest year on record.

    • marque2 says:

      No doubt. 2013 is the 10th coldest ever recorded before NOAA jiggers the figures. Look for them to make it another of the 10 hottest by adding 0.6 degC like they have for all years including 1998.

  5. igor says:

    Worrisome news here!Were aware solar cycle #24 sunspot count is already down to as low as the 1906 count. Much more worrisome news is from the solar observatory predicting solar cycle #25 to be much lower!
    December 2, 2013

    ” Solar Cycle 25 is expected to be the smallest in over 300 years, suggesting the end of the Modern Warm Period, plummeting Earth into a period of global cooling, which could be like the Mini Ice Age that occurred during the last grand minimum of solar activity, known as the Maunder Minimum”.Agw believers may finally realize the sun is not been itself. The cooling vs warming earth argument may be over soon as the warmists learn a lesson how mother nature,more so God humbles us all.

  6. igor says:

    How cold is it?Well,cold enough to cause frost quakes here in Ontario,feeling the house rattle. Seems really strange wasn’t aware of the phenomena till newscasts reporting thousands of people are hearing the loud booms in the larger citys.http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/recent-weather-activity-brings-frost-quakes-to-southern-ontario/article16189544/?service=mobile

  7. Steven says:

    I had to rebuke a couple of warmists at the Max Keiser website and provide some links to the readership for their enlightenment on the topic of climate change. Max and Stacy are warmists or if you like global cooling deniers or GCDs. Some people are a classic example of the power of brain washing and demoralization. Real information and even the evidence seen by their own eyes means nothing to them. It is both tragic and amazing.

    • Emma says:

      I see this also- one of my friends is exactly like this. Doesn’t matter what you explain to them, they believe everything ‘experts’ say. They reckon Australia just had its hottest year on record (how can we believe anything BOM says anymore though, since I found out they tamper with raw data I don’t believe anything they say), so he signs a petition to ‘address climate change in Australia’. I said ‘meanwhile elsewhere in the world is freezing well below average temps’. He pretty much mocked me for it -_-
      It doesn’t help that we just had a very hot day here in Brisbane @ >40 degrees C where I am. Hard to convince people the rest of the world is freezing their socks off when we’re sweltering XD

  8. igor says:

    Dont forget Hawaii, surrounded by the moderating effect of the pacific ocean doesn’t seem to matter as more record lows fall. Canary in the coal mine?http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/breaking/20130403_Another_low_temperature_record_falls_in_Hawaii.html?mobile=true

  9. Terry says:

    Some record lows in Ontario and snowfall in Alberta (the wind speeds recorded are warm Chinook winds which gave areas of southern Alberta temperatures above freezing):

    ONTARIO

    Weather summary for Southern Ontario and the
    National Capital Region issued by Environment Canada
    At 6:30 P.M. EST Friday 3 January 2014.

    Record cold morning at some locales across Southern Ontario.

    A bitterly cold Arctic airmass, that was ushered across Southern Ontario with the new year, has become entrenched across the region. Under mainly clear skies, temperatures plummeted to well below minus 20C (-4F) across many areas, with quite a few locales near and east of Georgian Bay to the Pembroke area reporting frigid minimum temperatures colder than minus 30C (-22F).

    Locales below have reported new record minimums for today (jan 03) As of 1.00 PM. The temperatures bottomed out between 7 and 8 AM in many locales, before beginning a slow rise back towards more normal values for this time of the year.

    London -22.2C (-8.0F) (previous record -19.5C (-3.1F) in 1981)
    Kitchener -23.0C (-9.4F) (previous record -22.3C (-8.1F) in 1981)
    Hamilton -21.8C (-7.2F) (previous record -21.6C (-6.9F) in 1981)
    Oshawa -26.3C (-15.3F) (previous record -26.0C (-14.8F) in 1981)

    Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

    End

    Updated weather summary for Northern Ontario issued by
    Environment Canada at 6:29 P.M. EST Friday 3 January 2014.

    Record cold temperatures over parts of Northeastern Ontario.

    A bitterly cold Arctic ridge of high pressure has produced record low temperatures earlier today, January 3rd, at the following places. The reports are as of 1.00 PM as the minimum temperature was reached between 7 and 8 AM at the locales in the table below.

    North Bay Airport -39.3C (-38.7F) (previous record -37.7C (-35.9F) in 1981)
    Earlton Airport -43.7C (-46.7F) (previous record -41.2C (-42.2F) in 1981)

    End

    ALBERTA

    Weather summary for Southern Alberta issued by Environment Canada at 1:12 P.M. MST Friday 3 January 2014.

    A low pressure system brought heavy snow and strong winds to parts of Alberta over the past 27 hours.

    The following is a summary of weather event information received by Environment Canada.

    Heavy snow started at approximately 6:00 P.M. on Thursday.

    Station snowfall accumulation (centimetres)

    Grande Cache 30-40 (11.8″ to 15.7″)
    Icefields Parkway, Hwy 93 30 (11.8″)
    Lake Louise 21 (8.3″)
    Banff 13 (5.1″)
    5 km’s of Bragg Creek 13 (5.1″)
    Horburg 11 (4.3″)
    Jasper 10 (3.9″)
    Blairmore 10 (3.9″)
    Elbow Valley 10 (3.9″)
    Springbank 10 (3.9″)

    The strongest winds occurred between 10:00 a.M and midnight Thursday.

    Station peak wind speed (kilometres per hour)

    Waterton 100 (62.1 mph)
    Stavely 91 (56.5″)

    Please note that this summary may contain preliminary or unofficial information and does not constitute a complete or final report.

    End

  10. Terry says:

    Stavely should be 56.5 mph not inches.

  11. Terry says:

    Windchill warnings for several provinces in Canada.

    ALBERTA

    Fort Chipewyan – Wood Buffalo National Park
    9:37 PM MST Friday 03 January 2014
    Wind chill warning for
    Fort Chipewyan – Wood Buffalo National Park continued

    Extreme wind chill values beginning tonight.

    This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

    Frigid temperatures and brisk winds are generating extreme wind chill values between minus 40C (-40F) and minus 50C (-58F) at Fort Chipewyan spreading into Fort McMurray later tonight. Extreme wind chill values are expected to persist into Sunday.

    At these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 5 minutes.

    MANITOBA

    Brochet
    3:32 PM CST Friday 03 January 2014
    Wind chill warning for
    Brochet issued

    Extreme wind chill values near -45 tonight continue Saturday. This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

    Frigid temperatures and brisk winds will generate extreme wind chill values between minus 45C (-49F) and minus 50C (-58F) this evening and continue Saturday as cold air moves in from the Arctic. By early Saturday morning Northwestern Manitoba will be exposed to extreme wind chill conditions.

    At these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 10 minutes.

    NEW BRUNSWICK

    Acadian Peninsula
    12:33 AM AST Saturday 04 January 2014
    Wind chill warning for
    Acadian Peninsula continued

    This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are occurring or expected in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

    A very cold airmass over the province will continue to give cold wind chills near minus 30C (-22F) over the entire province tonight and early Saturday, with extreme wind chill values below minus 35C (-31F) expected over northern and eastern areas of the province tonight.

    A gradual warming trend is expected to begin Saturday night and Sunday.

    NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR

    Churchill Falls and vicinity
    10:38 PM NST Friday 03 January 2014
    Wind chill warning for
    Churchill Falls and vicinity continued

    Extreme wind chill values are expected tonight and early Saturday morning.

    This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

    A frigid Arctic airmass will remain in place over Western Labrador. Extremely cold temperatures combined with light to moderate winds will result in wind chill values between minus 50C (-58F) and minus 45C (-49F) tonight and early Saturday morning.

    Additionally, a warm frontal trough lying just east of Nain will continue to produce snow at times heavy tonight which is expected to taper off by Saturday afternoon. An additional 10 to 20 cms (4″ to 8″) of snow can be expected by the time the snow ends on Saturday with blowing snow forecast at times over exposed areas.

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

    Ft. Resolution Region including Hwy. 6
    9:29 PM MST Friday 03 January 2014
    Wind chill warning for
    Ft. Resolution Region including Hwy. 6 continued

    Extreme wind chill values tonight and Saturday morning.

    This is a warning that extreme wind chill conditions are imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

    Frigid temperatures and brisk winds will generate extreme wind chill values as cold as minus 52C (-62F) tonight. Extreme wind chill values are expected to end on Saturday as temperatures rise somewhat.

    At these extreme wind chill values frostbite on exposed skin may occur in less than 5 minutes.

    QUEBEC

    Fermont
    2:49 PM EST Friday 03 January 2014
    Wind chill warning for
    Fermont continued

    Light to moderate winds combined with very cold temperatures will cause extreme wind chill values over these areas.

    The bitter cold will persist over Eastern Quebec tonight. Light to moderate winds over most regions are enough to cause extreme wind chill values ranging from minus 38C (-36.4F) over Central and Eastern Quebec to minus 48C (-54.4F) over regions further north.

    Conditions will improve gradually beginning Saturday morning.

    During this deep freeze, exercise caution if you plan to be outdoors. If you must go outside, dress warmly and keep dry. Cover exposed skin as much as possible. Ensure that your heating system is in good
    working order and that it is functioning properly.

    SASKATCHEWAN

    City of Regina
    6:25 PM CST Friday 03 January 2014
    Wind chill warning for
    City of Regina continued

    Wind chills near minus 40C (-40F) overnight into Saturday.

    Snow from todays storm system has moved out of Southern Saskatchewan this evening and conditions are improving as the storm tracks into Eastern North Dakota. Gusty northwest winds in the wake of the system however may still produce locally poor visibilities in blowing snow this evening.

    The northwest winds will usher in much colder temperatures for the weekend. Wind chills of minus 40 or lower are likely across central and eastern sections of Saskatchewan overnight through Saturday. Wind chills will become even more extreme Saturday night into Sunday across all of Southern Saskatchewan with values likely approaching minus 50C (-58F).

  12. Terry says:

    Blizzard warnings for Newfoundland and Labrador.

    Avalon Peninsula North
    2:10 AM NST Saturday 04 January 2014
    Blizzard warning for
    Avalon Peninsula North continued

    Strong winds will combine with fresh snow to give blizzard conditions to the above areas early this morning.

    This is a warning that blizzard conditions with near-zero visibilities are expected or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..listen for updated statements.

    An intensifying low pressure system south of Newfoundland will track northeastward passing southeast of the Avalon Peninsula overnight. Snow at times heavy and blowing snow over Eastern Newfoundland will taper off behind the low this morning. Total snowfall amounts will range from 15 centimetres (5.9″) over the Terra Nova area to as much as 35 centimetres (13.8″) on parts of the Avalon.

    Meanwhile flurries and strong northwesterly winds will persist over Southwestern Newfoundland today giving poor visibilities in blowing snow.

    Additionally, a frigid Arctic airmass will persist over northwestern portions of Newfoundland through this morning. Very cold temperatures combined with westerly winds increasing to moderate to strong will result in wind chill values between minus 35C (-31F) and minus 39C (-38.2F) through this morning. Wind chill values will subside this afternoon as temperatures begin to rise.

    Furthermore, the public is advised that higher than normal waters levels and large swells will combine to give rough sea conditions that may cause minor flooding and coastal infrastructure damage through this morning over eastern coastal areas of the Avalon Peninsula.

  13. Bob Button says:

    Anyone who believes that Washington will give up on the lies of Global Warming are very Naive. The Power it has given them, and it still offers them is something the dreams of tyrants are made of. The very fact that they’ve been able brainwash people into believing that being warm is a bad thing, clearly demonstrates how gullible most people are today.

  14. Trinity says:

    ‘It is easy to get a scientist to lie on behalf of our governments and the big corporations, when his salary depends upon him lying.’ paraphrased from Upton Sinclair

  15. Kathy says:

    I rejected the global warming hypothesis years ago. And today I’m very grateful to be living in Florida.

  16. Pierre says:

    power station on fire in newfoundland caused by the cold weather 125,000 customers with no electricity:

    http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/01/04/newfoundland-in-massive-blackout-after-storm-wallops-atlantic-canada/

  17. I tend to agree with Realist’s comments, above. My liberal friends will never admit they were wrong about the coming AGW Apocalypse. So when they are presented with evidence of cooling they simply switch to the argument that CO2 and global warming are causing record cold “in isolated places, but the overall trend is warming.” Never mind that even the IPCC admits that the warming trend ended in 1998 or that, for example, on December 31, 2013, the total global sea ice extent was the greatest ever, since satellite measurements began. Point that out and they immediately fall back on the argument that it is “thin ice,” so the volume is less, based on no data. (Perhaps it is this “thin ice” that has made it impossible for the Chinese, French, and Australian icebreakers to get through to the Russian ship that is stuck in a Sea of Irony off Antarctica?)

    Trying to reason with a liberal on AGW is like trying to get them to admit that The Anointed One was lying to us when he said, over and over, that under his health care plan, you could keep your existing insurance and your doctor, if you liked them. As the song goes, “Denial is not just a river in Egypt.”

  18. Charlie the Bear says:

    When their are people with as much money as David Rothschild backing the scam with books such as “The Live Earth Global Warming Survival Handbook”, it muddies the water for truth to come out. It all fits an agenda that sucks money away from honest research. The conundrum is illogical …Throw enough money at a problem to make it stick, verses making a true solution. Either way it is wrong. How about taking the money and build water filtration plants for people in Africa, or make sure food is given to the hungry. Work united instead of continuing the lie of inequality.

  19. Big Al says:

    So THIS is how an ice age begins!

  20. AJ Virgo says:

    @ Charlie the Bear
    Many African Govts. don’t allow aid unless massive bribes are paid and most Aid Agencies cannot afford that or will not pay for other reasons.
    This could take the form of a US $100,000 landing fee at the airport for instance.
    The reason Africa is poor is the same reason for poverty in Asia and Sth America….Corruption, in the form of Gont. Ministers taking the Nations wealth and placing it into Personal bank accounts in countries like Singapore where no Authority can touch it.

  21. Juan says:

    I am living in Colombia now. I know is not that easy for everyone to move to another place to avoid risky low temperatures but you must try before is too late!

  22. Dale says:

    @ Big Al: Don’t agree with the start of an ice age, though if this is global warming, THANK YOU!! This winter has been more like winters were when I was a kid!! Haven’t seen frost yet, but at least we are having concurrent cool spells, not ongoing warmth with a spackling of cool events. My furnace has been working more this winter than in all of the winters since I returned to southeast Texas in 1994!!! Seriously though, I think that we are just going through cycles.


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