Record -50°F confirmed for Maine; is this inconsistent with global warming?

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:41 PM GMT on February 13, 2009

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The lowest temperature ever recorded in the state of Maine, a -50°F reading taken on January 16, has been confirmed as real, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and National Weather Service this week. The new record occurred at 7:15 a.m. Jan. 16 at a remote river gauge in Big Black River (see USGS image at right), about four miles from the Canadian border. It ties the record set in 1933 for New England's lowest temperature, set at Bloomfield, Vermont. The old Maine record was -48°F, set in 1925 at Van Buren. All-time state records are difficult to break. The last time a state record low was set occurred January 5, 1999, when Congerville, Illinois recorded -36°F. Only one state record high temperature has been set in the past the decade--the 120°F temperature measured in Usta, South Dakota on July 15, 2006.

All-time record lows are inconsistent with global warming, right?
An impressive cold wave hit the northern and eastern portions of the U.S. January 11-18, with 17 states reporting record daily lows. In addition to the coldest temperature ever measured in Maine, one station, Waterloo, Iowa, tied its 1962 record for all-time coldest temperature, when the mercury hit -34°F on January 16. If global warming is occurring, we should not expect to see very many all-time city or state records being set. The nation's January-December average temperature has increased at a rate of 0.12°F per decade since 1895, and at a faster rate of 0.41°F per decade during the last 50 years. This 2°F rise in temperature has undoubtedly allowed more high temperature than low temperature records to be broken. However, this is a low enough amount of warming that there should still be a few cold temperature records being set, since the weather is so highly variable.

The statistics support this position. The Waterloo, Iowa mark was only the second time this decade that an all-time record cold temperature has been set at a major U.S. city. The cities I consider are the 303 cities author Chris Burt tracks in his excellent Extreme Weather book. The cites chosen were selected based primarily on their length of weather records (all the records go back to at least 1948, with most going back to the 1800s), and include all the largest cities in the U.S. The only other all-time coldest temperature record set at these cities this decade was the -44°F recorded in Grand Forks, North Dakota on 1/30/2004. By contrast, 49 all-time high temperature marks have been set this decade (Figure 1).

Perhaps a better judge of the impact of global warming on extreme temperatures, though, is to look at record warmest and coldest months. Month-long records are more reflective of the climate than an extreme event lasting just a few days. No all-time coldest month records were at any U.S. cities during January 2009, and it was not even close. Despite the cold blast of Jan. 11-18, the month of January finished out above average in temperature for the lower 48 states. So far this decade, no U.S. major city has set an all-time coldest month record. The last time a coldest month record was set occurred in January, 1994 when Caribou Maine and Bayfield, Wisconsin recorded their coldest month. By contrast, there have been 61 all-time warmest month records set in those same 303 cities between 2000 and 2008 (Figure 1). The summer of 2007 alone saw 42 all-time high (or warmest month ever) records. Just one record was set in the summer of 2008.


Figure 1. Minimum and maximum temperatures records for the U.S. for 303 major stations. The image has been updated through January 2009 to include the one record low set that month. The original version of this image was for 2007, and I modified it to update it for four changes made in the 2008 data. The numbers for the decade of the 2000s are correct, but there are four (out of 606) records that need to be subtracted off some of the earlier decades. Note the the 1930s were the most extreme decade for total number of records set, but the 1920s were the least extreme. U.S. weather has a high degree of variability from decade to decade. Image credit: Chris Burt, Extreme Weather.

Are the pattern of U.S. temperature records due to the Urban Heat Island effect?
There have been 110 all-time high temperature or all-time warmest month records set at the 303 major U.S. cities this decade, and only two such low temperature records set. Is this disparity due to global warming, or the Urban Heat Island effect? The Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect occurs when development of former natural areas into pavement and buildings allows more heat to be trapped in cities, particularly at night. During the day, the UHI effect often leads to a slight cooling, since it can increase the amount of turbulence, allowing cooler air to get mixed down to the surface. For example, Moreno-Garcia (1994) found that Barcelona, Spain was 0.2°C cooler for daily maxima and 2.9°C warmer for minima than a nearby rural station.

However, temperature records are typically taken in parks and airports removed from the main heat-trapping areas of cities, and are not as strongly affected as one might expect. There are several reasons for this. One is that when tall buildings are present, they tend to block the view to the sky, meaning that not as much heat can escape upwards. In addition, the presence of moist vegetation keeps the atmosphere moister in park-like areas (which include the grassy fields near airports where temperature measurements are taken). This extra moisture helps cool the atmosphere on a local scale of tens of meters, due to latent heat effects (the energy required to convert liquid water to water vapor). Peterson (2003) found that "Contrary to generally accepted wisdom, no statistically significant impact of urbanization could be found in annual temperatures." The study used satellite-based night-light detection to identify urban areas. Recent research by Spronken-Smith and Oke (1998) concluded that there was a marked park cool island effect within the Urban Heat Island. They found that parks in typical cities in the U.S. have temperatures 1 - 2°C cooler than the surrounding city--and sometimes more than 5°C cooler. While the Urban Heat Island effect probably has contributed to some of the reduction in record low temperatures in the U.S. in the past decade, research by Parker (2004, 2006) and Peterson (2003) theorizes that Urban Heat Island effect is a factor ten or more less important than rising temperatures due to global warming.

Is the Urban Heat Island effect partially responsible for global warming?
Global warming is affecting the entire Earth, including rural areas far from cities, and the 70% of the world covered by ocean. Thus, the Urban Heat Island effect--if not corrected for--can cause only a small impact on the global temperature figures. Since the Urban Heat Island is corrected for, the impact on the observed global warming signal should be negligible. For instance, NASA uses satellite-derived night light observations to classify stations as rural and urban and corrects the urban stations so that they match the trends from the rural stations before gridding the data. Other techniques (such as correcting for population growth) have also been used. Despite these corrections, and the fact that the Urban Heat Island effect impacts only a relatively small portion of the globe, global warming skeptics have persistently used the Urban Heat Island effect to attack the validity of global warming. There are no published peer-reviewed scientific studies that support these attacks.

References
Parker, D.E., 2004, "Large-Scale Warming is not Urban", Nature 432, 290, doi:10.1038/432290a, 2004.

Parker, D.E., 2006, "A Demonstration that Large-Scale Warming is not Urban", J. Climate 19, pp2882-2986, 2006.

Peterson, T.C., "Assessment of urban versus rural in situ surface temperatures in the contiguous United States: No difference found", Journal of Climate, 16, 2941-2959, 2003.

Spronken-Smith, R. A., and T. R. Oke, 1998: "The thermal regime of urban parks in two cities with different summer climates. Int. J. Remote Sens., 19, 20852104.

The surface temperature record and the urban heat island, realclimate.org post, 2004.

My next post will be sometime Tue-Thu.

Jeff Masters

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939. TampaSpin
8:27 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
You can see the Dry line area is starting to cave in with some very strong Storms.....Problems coming as the Jet is dipping quick also....

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938. TampaSpin
8:22 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
TORNADO WARNING HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 213 PM CST WED FEB 18 2009
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937. TampaSpin
8:20 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
TORNADO WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 314 PM EST WED FEB 18 2009
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936. TampaSpin
8:19 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting Skyepony:
TS The tremenous knowledge comes from the link I left~ if you read the whole thing from start to finish & not just the finish as Shep posted it all is a little clearer..

I think some people pretend the satellites don't exist when it comes to learning about our climate & a few seem resistant to even learn about them (TS I'm not refuring to you). Clouds especially can be a problem in the older ones & evey effort is made to account for that~ using other data when clouds are present before arciving. Comparing satellite data gives us a much better picture & more correct data as to the changes we know are occuring through migration & actual ground observations. It also helps to keep some ground observations triple checked as well (bad buoys & stations gone nuts). Like Dr Masters' sharing of the study where cherry picking ground observations not near developed areas & checking their long term trend still shows overall warming. That is yet another way to show urban heat effect isn't the smoking gun here. I've been amazed by the number that quickly skimmed maybe part of the blog entry & started screaming but the urban heat island effect is real!


Thanks Sky! I was just giving the good Sheperd a pat on the back for a good job of sometimes difficult and complicated reading that he did well at comprehending. Good job Shep!
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935. Skyepony (Mod)
8:13 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
TS The tremenous knowledge comes from the link I left~ if you read the whole thing from start to finish & not just the finish as Shep posted it all is a little clearer..

I think some people pretend the satellites don't exist when it comes to learning about our climate & a few seem resistant to even learn about them (TS I'm not refuring to you). Clouds especially can be a problem in the older ones & evey effort is made to account for that~ using other data when clouds are present before arciving. Comparing satellite data gives us a much better picture & more correct data as to the changes we know are occuring through migration & actual ground observations. It also helps to keep some ground observations triple checked as well (bad buoys & stations gone nuts). Like Dr Masters' sharing of the study where satellites were used for cherry picking ground observations not near developed areas & checking their long term trend still shows overall warming. That is yet another way to show urban heat effect isn't the smoking gun here. I've been amazed by the number that quickly skimmed maybe part of the blog entry & started screaming but the urban heat island effect is real!
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934. TampaSpin
8:12 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Severe Weather Coming and Starting up.....Problems coming.!!!


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933. TampaSpin
8:09 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
SVR T-STORM WARNING MORRISTOWN TN - KMRX 307 PM EST WED FEB 18 2009
SVR T-STORM WARNING HUNTSVILLE AL - KHUN 204 PM CST WED FEB 18 2009
TORNADO WARNING JACKSON KY - KJKL 300 PM EST WED FEB 18 2009
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932. Skyepony (Mod)
8:00 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
thesheperd~ I think they are pretty clear here. They are in it for the long haul, what has been the trend since they have been able to measure it. If the newer satalite shows they were always 2500km off (looking at the graph it's probibly way closer of a difference then my example & more like minute differences occuring when ice 1st changes it's rate of increase or decrease) when you switch to a new satellite that may make a jump one way or other in the data. It makes for rough research too. All the years back will have to be adjusted for. That raised more questions of accuracy and an added chance of error in the conversions of all those years datas. Either way~ useing the old satellite brings excellent consistancy, that tiny error has nothing to do with long term trend. Ships did sail through the NW passage the last 2 years. The only problem is what happens when the old satellite sensor dies... we may see them close the book & start again with the begining of the new satellite & overlay the graphs of both when they both measured.

This also looks to answer the question of do they only triple check the data when it looks way off...Daily..yes but it all is heavily checked before arciving.

The way it dopped on the 16th (I posted a link to the saved version in this thread somewhere)..I can only imagine some of the emails they got. Glad that was an error..
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931. TampaSpin
7:58 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting theshepherd:
Some people might ask why we don't simply switch to the EOS AMSR-E sensor. AMSR-E is a newer and more accurate passive microwave sensor. However, we do not use AMSR-E data in our analysis because it is not consistent with our historical data. Thus, while AMSR-E gives us greater accuracy and more confidence on current sea ice conditions, it actually provides less accuracy on the long-term changes over the past thirty years. There is a balance between being as accurate as possible at any given moment and being as consistent as possible through long time periods. Our main scientific focus is on the long-term changes in Arctic sea ice. With that in mind, we have chosen to continue using the SSM/I sensor, which provides the longest record of Arctic sea ice extent.
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Skye
Please elaborate...


Shepherd i am very impressed! That is some tremdous knowledge. EXCELLENT..keep up the great work!
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930. theshepherd
6:44 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Some people might ask why we don't simply switch to the EOS AMSR-E sensor. AMSR-E is a newer and more accurate passive microwave sensor. However, we do not use AMSR-E data in our analysis because it is not consistent with our historical data. Thus, while AMSR-E gives us greater accuracy and more confidence on current sea ice conditions, it actually provides less accuracy on the long-term changes over the past thirty years. There is a balance between being as accurate as possible at any given moment and being as consistent as possible through long time periods. Our main scientific focus is on the long-term changes in Arctic sea ice. With that in mind, we have chosen to continue using the SSM/I sensor, which provides the longest record of Arctic sea ice extent.
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Skye
Please elaborate...
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929. presslord
6:37 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting surfmom:


we are a TinderBox --- YoungBuck TRIED to fish in Myakka River this past Saturday....... he says it's pitiful -- drought has the water levels soo low -- said he could walk out into the lakes the furthest he can remember. Going to have some very cranky gators during mating season -- they're all going to be looking for water.



...well....I completely undersand....

I get pretty cranky during mating season myself....
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928. atmoaggie
6:32 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting Skyepony:
link to the sea ice thing.


For everyone:
The way they can tell is by comparing to another satellite method of determining sea ice extent.


Caption: "Daily total Arctic sea ice extent between 1 December 2008 and 12 February 2009 for Special Sensor Microwave/Imager SSM/I compared to the similar NASA Earth Observing System Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer (EOS AMSR-E) sensor."

With SSM/I being the method employed there.
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927. Skyepony (Mod)
6:22 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
link to the sea ice thing.
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926. Skyepony (Mod)
6:22 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
As some of our readers have already noticed, there was a significant problem with the daily sea ice data images on February 16. The problem arose from a malfunction of the satellite sensor we use for our daily sea ice products. Upon further investigation, we discovered that starting around early January, an error known as sensor drift caused a slowly growing underestimation of Arctic sea ice extent. The underestimation reached approximately 500,000 square kilometers (193,000 square miles) by mid-February. Sensor drift, although infrequent, does occasionally occur and it is one of the things that we account for during quality control measures prior to archiving the data. See below for more details.

We have removed the most recent data and are investigating alternative data sources that will provide correct results. It is not clear when we will have data back online, but we are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible
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925. theshepherd
5:47 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
905. biff4ugo 11:11 AM EST on February 18, 2009
could someone pleas also comment on the effects of urbanization
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"No Stewardship"

Impact fees are pathetic.
Urban planning is pathetic.
Real Estate Lobby is crimminal.
Sugar Industry belongs in Brazil.
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924. NEwxguy
5:31 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:


Gotta go but, i bet you bring a cold front with ya.....LOL!!


LOL,see ya Tampa,your probably right.
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923. TampaSpin
5:29 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting NEwxguy:
Heading to Tampa on the 9th I expect all cold fronts to cease by that time.


Gotta go but, i bet you bring a cold front with ya.....LOL!!
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922. TampaSpin
5:28 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
BBL to work on my Update....BE SAFE and turn you Weather Radios on or go to my blog!!
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921. NEwxguy
5:28 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Heading to Tampa on the 9th I expect all cold fronts to cease by that time.
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920. TampaSpin
5:26 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
The Dry slot on Water Vapor looks very dangerous this afternoon.....that will fill in with Major Thunderstorms this evening....

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918. TampaSpin
5:20 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
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916. surfmom
5:14 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting geepy86:
I'm no weather expert. but back in the 70's and 80's we could set our clock by the afternoon rains. Remember they saying about buying swamp land in florida. Now there is hardly any left.


we are a TinderBox --- YoungBuck TRIED to fish in Myakka River this past Saturday....... he says it's pitiful -- drought has the water levels soo low -- said he could walk out into the lakes the furthest he can remember. Going to have some very cranky gators during mating season -- they're all going to be looking for water.
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915. surfmom
5:11 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:
Surfmom get the board your going to have a strong wind out of the South West today with temps in the 70's ,,,,,,wow. Tomorrow it all changes but, enjoy today if your a surfer. PERFECT conditions.

BINGO -- getting the office seatwork done (arrrvy) then quick domestics......(Hiss) and then a rendez vous w/King Neptune -- COLD FRONT WAVES w/out the chill -- Zephyr Wind is Cranking right now (Southwind) and we get on just fine.... his brother El Norte' will probably show tomorrow and we don't get along.
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914. TampaSpin
5:08 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting geepy86:
I'm no weather expert. but back in the 70's and 80's we could set our clock by the afternoon rains. Remember they saying about buying swamp land in florida. Now there is hardly any left.


No question the heating of the day over wetlands would create a hot moist air mass to raise and cause left to help create thunderstorms but, we really have not had much in the way of tropical systems either is all i'm pointing out. We need Tropical systems as bad as that sounds.
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913. TampaSpin
5:04 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
I updated my Weather Blog yesterday and will do another this afternoon....but, all my Warnings and Watch Graphic and my analysis from yesterday is still very currnet and all the Graphics stay current.

TampaSpin's Weather Blog Link
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912. geepy86
4:49 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:


Biff i believe Florida's rainfall defict has purly been from a lack of Tropical Systems crossing the State or just bringing Rain. If one understands how rain falls in the summers thunderstorm season it's purly a collision of the afternoon or morning seabreezes.
I'm no weather expert. but back in the 70's and 80's we could set our clock by the afternoon rains. Remember they saying about buying swamp land in florida. Now there is hardly any left.
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910. TropicTraveler
4:41 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Just read the dialogue from last night and as always am impressed by what goes on after the night falls. Pangean seems to have mistaken good natured (and charity oriented for Portlight) fun for something else. Had to laugh that Presslord let the joke go on. Surfmom, good to see you thinking 60 degree water is surfing time. I did some diving off Catalina in 59 degree water - couldn't even breathe it was so cold (and in full wet suit.) I'm in Missouri and it's cold and the wind is blowing so hard I think you could surf on the Missouri river quite well - just be careful about the chunks of ice. As always, this is an engaging and worthwhile blog.
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909. TampaSpin
4:35 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting biff4ugo:
could someone pleas also comment on the effects of urbanization and heat island effects on precipitation patterns. Floridas average rainfall has been dropping. this goes with draining of wetlands, increased ubanization and impervious surface, and population growth. Are there any causative lines to be drawn? Florida has grown significantly more urbanized, and my common sense tells me that less water on the landscape means less water in the air and changes in precipitation paterns. Florida has many non-frontal storms that drop considerable rain seasonally.


Biff i believe Florida's rainfall defict has purly been from a lack of Tropical Systems crossing the State or just bringing Rain. If one understands how rain falls in the summers thunderstorm season it's purly a collision of the afternoon or morning seabreezes.
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908. GBlet
4:34 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Good morning! I think we need to be more adaptable instead of trying to change our surroundings to suit us. We will cause our own demise...
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905. biff4ugo
4:11 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
could someone pleas also comment on the effects of urbanization and heat island effects on precipitation patterns. Floridas average rainfall has been dropping. this goes with draining of wetlands, increased ubanization and impervious surface, and population growth. Are there any causative lines to be drawn? Florida has grown significantly more urbanized, and my common sense tells me that less water on the landscape means less water in the air and changes in precipitation paterns. Florida has many non-frontal storms that drop considerable rain seasonally.
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903. CybrTeddy
3:30 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
102 Days till the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season
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902. TampaSpin
3:07 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
LOok out Fisherman and boaters.....this is one strong System....WOW!



If this was in August this would be a Cat 3
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901. conchygirl
3:04 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:


Nope 1 more coming late next week sorry! In my opinion.....at least thats what the Magic 8 ball says....LOL
I like the Magic Ball - keep 'um coming! :)
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900. TampaSpin
2:52 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
SEVERE WEATHER THREAT!!!

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899. TampaSpin
2:48 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting conchygirl:
So Tampa, do ya think this will be our last big cold front of the season as some of the weather guys are saying?


Nope 1 more coming late next week sorry! In my opinion.....at least thats what the Magic 8 ball says....LOL
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898. conchygirl
2:42 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:
Surfmom get the board your going to have a strong wind out of the South West today with temps in the 70's ,,,,,,wow. Tomorrow it all changes but, enjoy today if your a surfer. PERFECT conditions.
So Tampa, do ya think this will be our last big cold front of the season as some of the weather guys are saying?
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897. TampaSpin
2:40 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Surfmom get the board your going to have a strong wind out of the South West today with temps in the 70's ,,,,,,wow. Tomorrow it all changes but, enjoy today if your a surfer. PERFECT conditions.
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895. Orcasystems
1:34 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting vortfix:
Good morning Surfmom!
It's gonna get cold...one more time:



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Snow?
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894. surfmom
1:24 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting vortfix:
Vortix "Good morning Surfmom!
It's gonna get cold...one more time:"

PROMISE?



Duhh...at least one more time?
ROFL

Who knows?
The way this winter has been going we could be dealing with cold weather well into March!
ARGH


Brrrrr & grrrrr............... I can hear my Mango trees wailing in agony.....
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891. surfmom
12:50 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Vortix "Good morning Surfmom!
It's gonna get cold...one more time:"

PROMISE?
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890. Cotillion
12:34 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Quoting hurricane23:


As i stated above some of the NCEP models i viewed earlier today are actually showing a fully developed NINO come this cane season.

Andrew came during a NINO year.


Nino would be most wonderful. Not sure if it will happen this year (They said the same thing last year, with ENSO you've gotta take these things with a pinch of salt), but it's gotta happen sometime.
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889. ro4all
12:09 PM GMT on February 18, 2009
Maine is not the only state that has been hit with cold weather. In Hawaii has been two days of below 65 degree weather (63 degrees at 3:00 am).
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