Strongest winter storm in at least 140 years whallops Southwest U.S.

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:18 PM GMT on January 22, 2010

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The most powerful low pressure system in 140 years of record keeping swept through the Southwest U.S. yesterday, bringing deadly flooding, tornadoes, hail, hurricane force winds, and blizzard conditions. We expect to get powerful winter storms affecting the Southwest U.S. during strong El Niño events, but yesterday's storm was truly epic in its size and intensity. The storm set all-time low pressure records over roughly 10 - 15% of the U.S.--over southern Oregon, and most of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Old records were broken by a wide margin in many locations, most notably in Los Angeles, where the old record of 29.25" set January 17, 1988, was shattered by .18" (6 mb). Bakersfield broke its record by .30" (10 mb). The record-setting low spawned an extremely intense cold front that rumbled thought the Southwest, and winds ahead of the cold front reached sustained speeds of hurricane force--74 mph--last night at Apache Junction, 40 miles east of Phoenix. Wind gusts as high as 94 mph were recorded in Ajo, Arizona, and a Personal Weather Station in Summerhaven (on top of Mt. Lemmon next to Tucson) recorded sustained winds of 67 mph, gusting to 86 mph, before the power failed. Prescott recorded sustained winds at 52 mph, gusting to 67 as the cold front passed, and high winds plunged visibility to zero in blowing dust on I-10 connecting Phoenix and Tucson. The storm spawned one possible tornado in Arizona, which touched down at 8:32 pm MST in Phoenix near Desert Ridge Mall. No damage or injuries were reported. If verified, it would be only the 7th January tornado in Arizona since record keeping began in 1950.


Figure 1. Radar reflectivity from the Phoenix Doppler radar at the time of the Phoenix tornado. The tornado touched down under the circle with a "+" inside it. The Doppler velocity image did not show any rotation to the clouds in the vicinity.

Some of the all-time low pressure records set in yesterday's storm:
Los Angeles, CA: 29.07", Old Record: 29.25", January 17, 1988
Eureka, CA: 28.90", Old Record: 28.91", February 1891
San Diego, CA: 29.15", Old Record, 29.37", March 3, 1983
Fresno, CA: 28.94", Old Record, 29.10", January 27, 1916
Bakersfield, CA: 28.94", Old Record, 29.24", February 3, 1998

Salt Lake City, UT: 28.94", Old Record, 29.00" April 2002

Reno, NV: 28.94", Old Record, 29.00", January 27, 1916
Las Vegas, NV: 29.03" Old Record: 29.17", December 1949

Phoenix, AZ: 29.22", Old Record: 29.32", May 18, 1902
Flagstaff, AZ: 29.13", Old Record: 29.15", February 7, 1937
Yuma, AZ: 29.15", Old Record: 29.37", September 12, 1927

Three tornadoes in California
Three tornadoes were reported in California yesterday. A small EF0 twister hit the east side of Ventura, leaving a 1.5 mile damage path. Another tornado hit Santa Barbara, downing trees and power poles. The most damaging California tornado yesterday touched down just west of Blythe, on the Arizona-California border, at 4:31 pm MST. The twister crossed I-10, blowing three semi trucks over, ripping the roofs off houses, and downing power lines. I-10 was closed for several hours to clear the debris and toppled trucks.

Two tornadoes also hit Southern California on Tuesday. A sheriff's deputy spotted a possible tornado in Goleta that caused some roof damage, and another tornado hit Huntington Beach, damaging boats and buildings and flipping cars.

If all five tornadoes are confirmed as genuine by the National Weather Service, it will tie the record of most January California tornadoes. The all-time record for most California tornadoes in a single day is seven, set on April 1, 1996, and November 9, 1982.


Figure 2. Radar reflectivity from the Los Angeles Doppler radar at the time of the Santa Barbara tornado.

Figure 3. Storm-relative radial velocity from the Los Angeles Doppler radar at the time of the Santa Barbara tornado. The area of yellow and orange colors, lying right next to a region of blues and greens just west of Santa Barbara shows that the winds in that region were moving towards and away from the radar in a very tight area, signifying the presence of a rotating thunderstorm and possible tornado.

The storm will continue to bring heavy rain and snow to many portions the Southwest today, then wind down on Saturday. A new storm is expected to move ashore over Northern California on Sunday night, but this storm will not be as intense. Another storm is also possible next Friday, January 29, but it appears that a renewed battering by a long succession of storms like we had this week will not occur next week.

Selected storm total snowfalls (in inches) from 7 am Sunday January 17, through 7 am PST Friday January 22:
...ARIZONA...
FLAGSTAFF 3.2 NNW 36.5
SUNRISE MOUNTAIN 29.0
FOREST LAKES 26.0
HEBER 21.0
PINETOP/LAKESIDE 4 ESE 20.4
ALPINE 20.0
CLAY SPRINGS 20.0
CLINTS WELL 19.0
KACHINA VILLAGE 18.6
WILLIAMS 16.5
PRESCOTT 7.0

...CALIFORNIA...
CHAGOOPA PLATEAU 73.6
SODA SPRINGS 63.0
SUGAR BOWL 61.0
LWR RELIEF VALLEY 50.6
KIRKWOOD 48.0
SQUAW VALLEY 47.0
SIERRA AT TAHOE 38.0
BIG BEAR CITY 37.0

...COLORADO...
DURANGO 24.0
PAGOSA SPRINGS 9 NW 24.0
SILVERTON 24.0
WOLF CREEK PASS 1 SSE 24.0
ABAJO 19.0
TELLURIDE 15.0
COAL BANK PASS 14.5
RED MTN 12.3
CREEDE 10 SW 12.0
SOUTH FORK 4 SW 12.0
MOLAS PASS 10.0

...NEW MEXICO...
JEMEZ SPRINGS 14.0
CHAMA 12.0
FARMINGTON 7 NE 10.5
AZTEC 8.0
BLUEWATER LAKE 11 WSW 8.0
BONITO LAKE 5 SW 8.0
FARMINGTON 7 NE 8.0
LUNA 8.0
KIRTLAND 2 ESE 6.0
MOGOLLON 6 ESE 6.0
RAMAH 6.0
BLOOMFIELD 3 SW 5.5
LOS ALAMOS 5.5

...NEVADA...
YUCCA FLAT 20.0
BERRY CREEK 19.0
BIG CREEK SUMMIT 16.0
DRAW CREEK 13.0
POLE CREEK R.S. 13.0
MT. POTOSI 12.0
ELY 8.3
WARD MOUNTAIN 8.0
CHARLESTON 6.0

...UTAH...
BRIGHTON CREST 35.0
ALTA/COLLINS 33.5
DEER VALLEY DALY WEST 28.0
PARK CITY JUPITER PEAK 28.0
BIG COTTONWOOD SPRUCES 19.0
SOLITUDE 17.5
SNOWBIRD 13.5

Selected storm total precipitation (in inches) from 7 am Sunday January 17, through 7 am PST Friday January 22:
...ARIZONA...
DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB/TUCSON 10.23
BLACK CANYON CITY 10 N 6.57
CROWN KING 6.50
SURPRISE 1 ESE 5.58
SUN CITY WEST 2 NNE 4.78
COTTONWOOD 1 WSW 4.63
SCOTTSDALE 5.5 NNW 4.21
NEW RIVER 5 ESE 4.05
WITTMAN 5 SW 4.05
PAYSON 4.01
PINE 1 SW 4.00
SIERRA VISTA 3.83
LUKE AFB/PHOENIX 3.58
CASTLE HOT SPRINGS 3.55
FLAGSTAFF PULLIAM AP 3.41
CLIFTON 2.96
WINSLOW 2.84
GILBERT 4 NW 2.74
CHANDLER 4 WNW 2.72
YUMA MCAF 2.43
PRESCOTT/ERNEST A LOVE FIELD AP 2.28
PHOENIX AIRPORT 2.21
TUCSON AIRPORT 0.52

...CALIFORNIA...
LOS GATOS 4 SW 14.70
CAZADERO 13.46
LYTLE CREEK 13.39
MINING RIDGE 13.14
PETROLIA 7 SE 12.17
BARTLETT SPRINGS 11.23
LAKE ARROWHEAD 11.23
ALTADENA 1 ESE 11.14
CLOVERDALE 1 S 10.30
CRESTLINE 10.27
DEVORE 9.58
DESERT HOT SPRINGS 8.04
UKIAH MUNI ARPT 7.58
NEWHALL 7.08
SANTA ROSA/SONOMA CO ARPT 6.55
SAN LUIS OBISPO ARPT 5.37
SAN DIEGO/MONTGOMERY FIELD 4.32
SAN FRANCISCO INTL ARPT 4.30
LOS ANGELES-USC 3.89
PALM SPRINGS RGNL ARPT 3.75
SACRAMENTO METRO ARPT 3.65
SAN JOSE INTL ARPT 3.19

...NEVADA...
NORTH LAS VEGAS AIRPORT 1.50
HENDERSON AIRPORT 1.17
MERCURY/DESERT ROCK ARPT 1.06

...OREGON...
AGNESS 6.4 NE 3.90
PORT ORFORD 5.0 E 3.52
BROOKINGS 4.2 ENE 2.83
BANDON 11.4 S 2.67
ASTORIA 1.45

...WASHINGTON...
HOQUIAM/BOWERMAN AIRPORT 2.01

Tornadoes, severe weather in the South
Severe weather associated with a separate storm brought damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes to portions of Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida last night. Two tornadoes were reported, one in Tennessee, and one in Alabama, near Huntsville. The Huntsville tornado injured approximately six people, and cut power to 10,000 people. The storm responsible for the severe weather has moved out to sea, and no further severe weather is expected today. A slight chance of severe weather is expected Saturday over Arkansas and Mississippi, and there is also a severe weather threat for Georgia and surrounding states on Sunday.


Figure 4. Last night's Huntsville, Alabama tornado was captured by wunderphotographer Southampton.

Portlight's Paul Timmons to appear on NBC and CNN
Portlight.org, the disaster-relief charity that has sprung up from the hard work and dedication of many members of the wunderground.com community, has successfully shipped medical equipment and a water filtration unit capable of supplying the needs of 3,500 people per day to the Dominican Republic. The relief supplies were trucked to Haiti via road, and have made it to the earthquake zone. The supplies have been targeted to go to those with disabilities, or to those who are living in areas where the main aid efforts have been inadequate. Portlight is working through the local Catholic Church, which is probably best positioned to deliver private aid donations to those in need. Paul Timmons, leader of the Portlight relief efforts, is scheduled to appear on NBC news later today, and on CNN news tomorrow, to discuss Portlight's efforts.


Figure 5. Walkers and medical supplies for Haiti getting ready to ship from the Portlight warehouse in Atlanta.

Please visit the Portlight.org blog to learn more. Floodman's blog has the latest info on Portlight's plan for Haitian relief. The Reeve Foundation, founded by Christopher and Dana Reeve has awarded Portlight Strategies a $10,000 Quality of of Life grant to assist in the relief efforts in Haiti. This is very big and will allow Portlight to pursue more aggressive relief efforts over the course of the next few weeks.

For those of you more interested in helping out with the long-term rebuilding of Haiti's shattered infrastructure from the quake, I recommend a contribution to Lambi Fund of Haiti, a charity that is very active in promoting reforestation efforts, use of alternative fuels, and infrastructure improvements at a grass-roots level in Haiti. I've developed a great respect for the work they do in the country in the five years I've been a supporter.

Next post
My next post will be Monday.

Jeff Masters

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Southern California Snow
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Prescott 2010 Snowstorm
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Blue Thunder Bolt
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986. GrtLksQuest
7:39 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting AussieStorm:
Happy Australia Day everyone.
My country is 222years old today.
Happy Birthday to this great nation that I love to my bones. I'll have a few cold ones as I cook the BBQ and watch the cricket with my mates and family.
Cheers


Thanks Aussie for both songs but especially Post 959.

Beautiful and awe-inspiring pictures of your great country and the song is lovely and heart warming.
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985. PcolaDan
6:09 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
NEW BLOG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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984. Floodman
6:08 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting eyesontheweather:
Reminder: Please get recipe's together for "portlight cookbook" I just looked into MM34467 blog and found where she says Reipes slowly coming in. Any guys out there with great BBQ/smoker recipe's? Get together with friends, neighbors and get them together. I am attempting a school-wide recipe drive. Let's see what we can do on this so it can a spectacular cookbook and continue to line the coffers of "Portlight" cause we all know there will be more disasters.


Eyes, you rock! I'm putting together the recipes for my infamous stroganoff and chickan and dnmplings
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983. eyesontheweather
5:54 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting Portlight:
www.portlight.org
Reminder: Please get recipe's together for "portlight cookbook" I just looked into MM34467 blog and found where she says Reipes slowly coming in. Any guys out there with great BBQ/smoker recipe's? Get together with friends, neighbors and get them together. I am attempting a school-wide recipe drive. Let's see what we can do on this so it can a spectacular cookbook and continue to line the coffers of "Portlight" cause we all know there will be more disasters.
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982. btwntx08
5:53 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
5.0 Date-Time Monday, January 25, 2010 at 17:04:07 UTC
Monday, January 25, 2010 at 08:04:07 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 58.633°N, 153.516°W
Depth 100 km (62.1 miles) set by location program
Region KODIAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
Distances 73 km (45 miles) NNW (331°) from Aleneva, AK
93 km (58 miles) NNW (337°) from Port Lions, AK
98 km (61 miles) NW (324°) from Ouzinkie, AK
353 km (219 miles) SW (218°) from Anchorage, AK
just happened within the hour
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981. KEEPEROFTHEGATE (Mod)
5:49 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting NEwxguy:
yep,winter is definitely making a come back this week,hope everyone didn't put their coats away yet.Punxatauney Phil may have something to say about our early arrival of spring


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980. iceagecoming
5:35 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting jrweatherman:
First, this is a meteorological blog, not a geological one.

Then I guess you should explain that to Dr. Masters as well.


Ouch! but accurate. Lots of variables makes for
an interesting mix of ideas.
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979. btwntx08
5:31 PM GMT on January 25, 2010

a lil bit of sleet/snow for houston on this look closely its there
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978. NEwxguy
5:30 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
yep,winter is definitely making a come back this week,hope everyone didn't put their coats away yet.Punxatauney Phil may have something to say about our early arrival of spring
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977. Floodman
5:07 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting presslord:


...let's send them to Canada...


LOL...do I see a theme starting here?
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976. tornadodude
5:06 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting presslord:


...let's send them to Canada...


agreed :P

Sorry Orca! but thats what you get for going on a cruise without me! :P
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975. Floodman
5:04 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting presslord:
Austrailia...what Canada could be if...well...if it were completely different in every way...


LOL...
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974. presslord
5:00 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting Floodman:


I have to tell you that I find the "Isolationist" viewpoint pretty discouraging; I agree that those speaking the loudest abnout this should be sent to Haiti to spend a week working in the camps and shelters...


...let's send them to Canada...
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973. btwntx08
4:59 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
nws Corpus christi wow!!
LONG TERM (TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY)...STRONG SSE FLOW IN
ADVANCE OF THE NEXT UPR STORM SYSTEM WILL LEAD TO INCREASING
MOISTURE AND A SLT CHC TO LOW END CHC OF SHOWERS FAVORING NERN AREAS
WED-THU. AS WINDS INCREASE...SCA CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE
GULF WATERS (FOR WINDS/SEAS OFFSHORE...MAINLY FOR SEAS NEARSHORE). A
STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION THU EVENING (LEANED
TOWARD SLIGHTLY SLOWER DGEX/ECMWF SOLNS WRT TIMING). THE FRONT WILL
PROVIDE A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND POSSIBLY A TSTM WITH EARN AREAS AND
GULF ZONES STRONGLY FAVORED FOR POPS. GIVEN POTENTIAL FOR DRY
SLOTTING AND VEERING H85 FLOW IN ADVANCE OF THE FRONT DUE TO
POSITION OF THE UPR TROUGH TO THE NORTH...POPS ARE LIMITED AND HAVE
KEPT THEM AOB 40%. THIS IS A STRONG FRONT AND TEMPS WILL FALL
SHARPLY BEHIND THE BOUNDARY
. LOTS OF 30S ARE EXPECTED BY FRI
MORNING.
GFS EVEN PROGS A LIGHT ADVECTION FREEZE FOR NERN AREAS FRI
MORNING...BUT FOR NOW HAVE KEPT LOWS JUST ABOVE FREEZING. CLOUDS AND
SOME PATCHY LIGHT RAIN WILL PERSIST ON FRI DUE TO MID LEVEL MOISTURE
AND UPR ENERGY ASSOC W/ THE UPR TROUGH HANGING BACK BEHIND THE
FRONT. GFS ACTUALLY IS FORECASTING A SLEET SOUNDING ON FRI W/ TEMPS
REMAINING IN THE 30S MUCH OF THE DAY
. AM SHOWING HIGHS STRUGGLING TO
REACH THE MID 40S TO UPR 40S AND THIS MAY STILL BE ON HIGH SIDE
ACCORDING TO SOME RAW MODEL TEMPS
. THE ECMWF AND DGEX ARE NOT
SHOWING THE 4000 FOOT DEEP FREEZING LAYER JUST ABOVE THE SFC THAT
THE GFS IS...SO NOT GOING TO MENTION AND WINTRY PRECIP FOR NOW.
ALSO...THE MOISTURE REMAINS LIMITED AND ISENTROPIC SFCS ARE NEUTRAL
AT BEST...SO POPS ARE PRETTY LOW AND POTENTIAL FOR MUCH SIGNIFICANT
PRECIP SEEMS LOW FOR FRI.
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972. Floodman
4:58 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting trinigal:


Thank goodness only one person I know posted this. I'm a bit surprised that she would to tell the truth.

I understand worrying about people less fortunate here in our own country. My goodness, I do too and do what I can there as well but the ignorance in that post is just beyond me. I'd like to ship each and every person that posts that to Haiti so they can experience true poverty but, then again, I wouldn't want to add to the Haitians misery by sending these folks there.

Ugh!


I have to tell you that I find the "Isolationist" viewpoint pretty discouraging; I agree that those speaking the loudest abnout this should be sent to Haiti to spend a week working in the camps and shelters...
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971. tornadodude
4:56 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
what a mess :p I do enjoy these types of snow showers tho. one minute sunny, next, basically blizzard conditions

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970. tornadodude
4:53 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:

;)


Lol snowing pretty good
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969. presslord
4:39 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Austrailia...what Canada could be if...well...if it were completely different in every way...
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968. Portlight
4:36 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
www.portlight.org
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967. Bordonaro
4:35 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Here we go again Dallas-Ft Worth, TX MORE Arctic air on tap for TH 1-28-10:

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966. drg0dOwnCountry
4:35 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting tornadodude:
and here it comes, back to good ole winter


;)
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965. Skyepony (Mod)
4:35 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Had a chance to watch part of the Youtube about forecasting earthquakes. The end explains the positive ions causing migraines in some people before quakes.

The IR emissions from the ground prequake is fascinating. I'd bet that's why Haiti has been on floater 1 since the big quake.
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964. AussieStorm
4:35 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
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963. Floridano
4:23 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting AussieStorm:
Happy Australia Day everyone.
My country is 222years old today.
Happy Birthday to this great nation that I love to my bones. I'll have a few cold ones as I cook the BBQ.
Cheers


Loved the song, Aussie.
962. CaneWarning
4:22 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting trinigal:


It is poorly worded. Maybe they just don't understand what it is saying?


That's a possibility.
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961. CaneWarning
4:22 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting AussieStorm:
Happy Australia Day everyone.
My country is 222years old today.
Happy Birthday to this great nation that I love to my bones. I'll have a few cold ones as I cook the BBQ and watch the cricket with my mates and family.
Cheers


I may go to Outback tonight to celebrate!
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960. trinigal
4:21 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting CaneWarning:


Yeah, most of mine I think were just copying each other. Some of them I know have given to Haiti relief so it baffles me why they would post it.


It is poorly worded. Maybe they just don't understand what it is saying?
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959. AussieStorm
4:15 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Happy Australia Day everyone.
My country is 222years old today.
Happy Birthday to this great nation that I love to my bones. I'll have a few cold ones as I cook the BBQ and watch the cricket with my mates and family.
Cheers
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958. CaneWarning
4:08 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting trinigal:


Thank goodness only one person I know posted this. I'm a bit surprised that she would to tell the truth.

I understand worrying about people less fortunate here in our own country. My goodness, I do too and do what I can there as well but the ignorance in that post is just beyond me. I'd like to ship each and every person that posts that to Haiti so they can experience true poverty but, then again, I wouldn't want to add to the Haitians misery by sending these folks there.

Ugh!


Yeah, most of mine I think were just copying each other. Some of them I know have given to Haiti relief so it baffles me why they would post it.
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956. trinigal
4:01 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting CaneWarning:


I saw that about 10 times this morning on Facebook too.


Thank goodness only one person I know posted this. I'm a bit surprised that she would to tell the truth.

I understand worrying about people less fortunate here in our own country. My goodness, I do too and do what I can there as well but the ignorance in that post is just beyond me. I'd like to ship each and every person that posts that to Haiti so they can experience true poverty but, then again, I wouldn't want to add to the Haitians misery by sending these folks there.

Ugh!
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955. CaneWarning
3:58 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting trinigal:
Saw this on Facebook today:

"Shame on you America: the only country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed without eating, elderly going without needed meds, and mentally ill without treatment - yet we have a benefit for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations. 99% of people won't have the guts to copy and repost this. I DID....."

sigh...


I saw that about 10 times this morning on Facebook too.
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954. CaneWarning
3:56 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting NEwxguy:


LOL,during the winter,you never know what you will find here,you might even find some references to weather.


That is very uncommon though.
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953. Floodman
3:52 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Howdy, folks!

Super bowl XLIV is going ot be a good one; I hate the one sided contests.

For those that don't read the backblog, the Portlight website and my blog have been updated; go have a look!

Back soon; got to work on my day job a little this morning
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952. NEwxguy
3:40 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting Minnemike:
i'm sorry, can somebody point me in the direction of Dr. Master's blog?


LOL,during the winter,you never know what you will find here,you might even find some references to weather.
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951. tornadodude
3:38 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting Minnemike:
i'm sorry, can somebody point me in the direction of Dr. Master's blog?


lol um
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950. trinigal
3:37 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Saw this on Facebook today:

"Shame on you America: the only country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed without eating, elderly going without needed meds, and mentally ill without treatment - yet we have a benefit for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations. 99% of people won't have the guts to copy and repost this. I DID....."

sigh...
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949. Minnemike
3:32 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
i'm sorry, can somebody point me in the direction of Dr. Master's blog?
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948. belizeit
3:24 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting Jeff9641:
Ocean temperatures off the east coast of Central Florida have warmed into the mid 60's after being 51 degrees at New Smynra Beach just 10 days ago. Just a indication of how warm it's been around here lately.
The weather here in Belize has been unusally hot for January to .Also what i noticed the 26c sea temperature line between cuba and yucaton the loop has gone from being belowe cuba to being above cuba
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947. IKE
3:14 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting melwerle:
Kaeding was a disgrace. However they got soooo many penalties for just being a bunch of sore-losing babies. Gimme a break...kicking the FLAG??? Grabbing peoples helmits? Come on...they DESERVED to lose.


I agree, they did.
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946. melwerle
3:12 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Kaeding was a disgrace. However they got soooo many penalties for just being a bunch of sore-losing babies. Gimme a break...kicking the FLAG??? Grabbing peoples helmits? Come on...they DESERVED to lose.
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945. Skyepony (Mod)
3:10 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
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944. Gustavike
2:59 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
A squall line is affecting north coast of Pinar del Rio while the south-southwest wind rose cumulus congestus from the Isle of Youth to Havana provinces. Yesterday there were strong winds from the southeast and south in western Cuba with a wind gust of 67 km / h in Casablanca station and 53 km / h in Boca Jaruco. The new cold front arrived in the afternoon to Cuba will bring a drop in temperatures after 10 warm days following the period of lower average temperatures longer remember the Cubans.
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943. nrtiwlnvragn
2:57 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
The last super bowl in Miami should be a good game, although both teams will be out of their elements (outdoors vs indoors, natural field vs artificial field).
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942. tornadodude
2:53 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting Jeff9641:
Hey Pat I would get Krunk too because the Colts are going to beat up on DA Saints. Field will be wet and sloppy. Could be another SB 41 outcome. Drew is not that good outside of the dome.


idk brees did pretty well at Purdue
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941. tornadodude
2:42 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting Jeff9641:


Oh yeah, Keating 3 missed FGS.


it's kaeding :P
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940. Jeff9641
2:40 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Hey Pat I would get Krunk too because the Colts are going to beat up on DA Saints. Field will be wet and sloppy. Could be another SB 41 outcome. Drew is not that good outside of the dome.
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939. presslord
2:40 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
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938. CaneWarning
2:39 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting StormChaser81:
Man the wind started really blowing last night around 1am till 5am in St. Petersburg, FL. At 3am it was blowing S 26 G 40.



I slept through the whole event.
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937. StormChaser81
2:38 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Man the wind started really blowing last night around 1am till 5am in St. Petersburg, FL. At 3am it was blowing S 26 G 40.

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936. tornadodude
2:38 PM GMT on January 25, 2010
Quoting IKE:


That was awful too. They looked terrible...in their own stadium. Another choke job by their FG kicker.


the kickers have been predominantly awful this post season
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