Brutal Winter Predicted for U.S.

  • metta

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    Oct 10, 2011 7:04 AM GMT


    Brutal Winter Predicted for U.S.

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    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=brutal-winter-predicted-for-us
  • MikemikeMike

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    Oct 10, 2011 7:06 AM GMT
    well it's about time!!
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    Oct 10, 2011 1:25 PM GMT
    OMG again? The weather just seems to be getting bloody worse every year on this god-forsaken, human-run (and poorly i might add) planet
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    Oct 10, 2011 1:37 PM GMT
    Thanks God I ll be in Brazil all winter... laying on the sun! haha
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    Oct 10, 2011 1:39 PM GMT
    I don't know if I can handle another... last winter almost kicked my ass. icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 10, 2011 1:39 PM GMT
    The same people predicted Obama would fix the economy.

    So much for predictions.
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    Oct 10, 2011 1:41 PM GMT
    This was all predicted 20 years ago as a consequence of global warming, which was gaining increased recognition. As the overall average temperature of the Earth increase, resulting changes in weather patterns were anticipated to cause localized extremes in seasonal temperatures.

    But tell that to the global warming deniers, and FOX News. Illinois may get a cold winter for a year, and they all say it's proof that global warming in a hoax. Forget that other parts of the globe are seeing record winter highs, and the Arctic ice and glaciers around the world are melting, it's how we perceive the Earth from our own little red-state corner of it.

    And of course when record high summer temps are causing droughts throughout much of the US, well, we just don't talk about that. It's all about how big a snowfall Iowa got, or some other single place. Meanwhile a place like Florida had one of its hottest summers in history, breaking many records.

    It's all about politics & economic greed trumping science.
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    Oct 10, 2011 1:57 PM GMT
    After that brutally hot and dry Iowa summer, I would welcome an abundance of precipitation in any form. Unless we get a few inches of rain, our cistern will run dry before the winter is over, and the pond is so low that the pond water backup system will cease working once the bank of the pond freezes over. I bought a Kasco dock de-icer and hung it off the floating dock so that I can thaw a hole in the ice and drop a sump pump and garden hose into the pond to get water into the house.
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    Oct 10, 2011 1:58 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidThis was all predicted 20 years ago as a consequence of global warming, which was gaining increased recognition. As overall average temperature of the Earth increase, resulting changes in weather patterns were anticipated to cause localized extremes in seasonal temperatures.

    But tell that to the global warming deniers, and FOX News. Illinois may get a cold winter for a year, and they all say it's proof that global warming in a hoax. Forget that other parts of the globe are seeing record winter highs, and the Arctic ice and glaciers around the world are melting, it's how we perceive the Earth from our own little red-state corner of it.

    And of course when record high summer temps are causing droughts throughout much of the US, well, we just don't talk about that. It's all about how big a snowfall Iowa got, or some other single place. Meanwhile a place like Florida had one of its hottest summers in history, breaking many records.

    It's all about politics & economic greed trumping science.


    It's the same in Texas. I couldn't believe how hot it was over the summer. I also couldn't believe I have been dealing with the same level of heat my whole life here.
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    Oct 10, 2011 2:12 PM GMT
    brzguysp saidThanks God I ll be in Brazil all winter... laying on the sun! haha


    Can I stay with you LOL
  • unicoman1

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    Oct 10, 2011 2:15 PM GMT
    Now i was reading The Poor Richards Almanac, and they have it totally different. Said it wasn't going to be that bad. I really trust in Ben Franklin's opinion from 6 feet under. He really knows!

    I cant understand what it says for the great lakes regions. Worst of cold and snow? Like that is any different than in past years? Really?
  • kuroshiro

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    Oct 10, 2011 2:18 PM GMT
    I hate to say it but... I don't believe anything the meteorologists say anymore. They were pretty much WRONG this entire summer about rain, temperatures, etc. They do the same when it comes to snow here in Buffalo...

    Monday: "You can expect 12 inches over the next 6-8 hours!"
    Tuesday: "Well, so much for that snow, huh? That's okay! We're ready. Nothing on the horizon to report yet, the map is clear for today and tomorrow."
    Wednesday: "Looking good! A look ahead shows us nothing in the forecast! Tomorrow will be sunny and high in the mid 40s"
    Thursday: 16 inches of snow materializes on the ground. Weathermen just shrug.
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    Oct 10, 2011 2:33 PM GMT
    motov8 saidThe same people predicted Obama would fix the economy.

    So much for predictions.


    I'll agree with some of it being his fault, but the real violator is CONGRESS. I'm tired of their bitching at each other pointing there boney ass fingers around not taking fault.

    "I'm right, your wrong! You're a republican, you're a democrat! Where is your faith? Do this and I'll do that!"

    These adults are suppose to be leading this country and instead they are acting like children bitching about who wins. Fucking fix this world!!! You ass!

    Let's the U.S. be a leader again. Other countries are passing us up quick with their economy, progress, technology, human rights.

    It is time to man up!!
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    Oct 10, 2011 2:40 PM GMT
    metta8 said

    Brutal Winter Predicted for U.S.

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    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=brutal-winter-predicted-for-us


    That map looks like any normal winter. Cold and snow in the upper Midwest? OMG, it's Armageddon!
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    Oct 10, 2011 2:52 PM GMT
    metta8 said

    Brutal Winter Predicted for U.S.
    It's gonna get below 80°F in SoFla? icon_eek.gif
  • calibro

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    Oct 10, 2011 2:58 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ said
    metta8 said

    Brutal Winter Predicted for U.S.

    brutal-winter-predicted-for-us_1.jpg

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=brutal-winter-predicted-for-us


    That map looks like any normal winter. Cold and snow in the upper Midwest? OMG, it's Armageddon!


    Why don't you read the article and see what the weather is predicted to be like, not where it's occurring.
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    Oct 10, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    Some rain? It rarely rains here. icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 10, 2011 3:01 PM GMT
    Yup. I pull out my farmer's intuition and science proves me right. Last year, for example, winter was brutal, and Minnesota was experiencing 80 degree temperatures in October 2010. This year, we have warm weather later in the year, and we hit 100 for the first time in 20+ years, so this finding doesn't surprise me in the least bit.
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    Oct 10, 2011 3:02 PM GMT
    It must be even worse for Canada right? icon_confused.gif
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    Oct 10, 2011 3:04 PM GMT
    Like I said, We Canadians invented the environmental friendly nuclear bomb.

    our winter is predicted to be warmer surprisingly especially in the arctic zones (with the exception of vancouver) icon_biggrin.gif

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    Oct 10, 2011 3:05 PM GMT
    waimea saidIt must be even worse for Canada right? icon_confused.gif
    I think northern Canada is going to have a tropical winter. icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 10, 2011 3:06 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    waimea saidIt must be even worse for Canada right? icon_confused.gif
    I think northern Canada is going to have a tropical winter. icon_razz.gif


    haha you're not even joking all the permafrost is predicted to melt with the artic sea clearing up hence the militarization and confrontation with russia about new found territory..
  • NashRugger

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    Oct 10, 2011 3:08 PM GMT
    God, not Accuweather, they're horrible at anything associated with meteorology.
  • tuffguyndc

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    Oct 10, 2011 3:08 PM GMT
    great, i love the cold
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    Oct 10, 2011 3:14 PM GMT
    Nothing about those forecasts are particularly unusual especially for a La Nina winter (I studied Meteorology in college).

    That map is sensationalized with colours and fonts.