All 50 states have below freezing temperatures

Meteorologist Tim Buckley of WFMY-TV writes on Facebook:

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All 50 states have low temperatures BELOW freezing tonight. (Monday night)

Yes, even Hawaii. Tall mountain peaks there regularly get below freezing, and even get snow.

This typically happens a few times during winter, but is very rare this early in the season.

Pretty neat!

The low temperature forecast for tonight shows the cold continuing nationally, with perhaps a second night of below freezing temperatures in all 50 states:

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November 18, 2014 8:17 am

Who chose the colours for that map? By reversing from the normal (i.e. red = hot, blue = cold), it seems to hide the severity of the cold.

Mike M
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
November 18, 2014 9:40 am

I agree, the ones picked by National Weather Service / NOAA make sense compared to WFMY’s graphic. First your finger’s turn blue, then purple, then white from frostbite …

Stephen Richards
Reply to  Mike M
November 18, 2014 9:46 am

Then black when it dies.

Mario Lento
Reply to  Jeff in Calgary
November 18, 2014 6:17 pm

The colors are correct… red hot, yellow warm, violet cool… think of ROYGBIV… The colors are perfect according to the rainbow!

Reply to  Mario Lento
November 18, 2014 7:49 pm

Are you an optician?

Bert Walker
Reply to  Mario Lento
November 19, 2014 3:13 am

Please check your “facts” again. The graph shows purple hues, but there is no purple in the visible spectrum (rainbow). Also “violet” is a blue hue, not purple. But yeah violet does looks cold, but purple? Not so much.

Evan Jones
Editor
Reply to  Mario Lento
November 19, 2014 3:41 am

All the funky color names are losing their significance. It’s all going (gone?) digital. Primaries & B/W (as well as the usual stuff like intensities, etc.) You get things like 2R1B1W.

Mel
Reply to  Mario Lento
November 19, 2014 4:41 pm

are we really this concerned about the colors?! Lol

Eve Stevens
November 18, 2014 8:22 am

That is the reason I left Canada for the Bahamas last week. It is 81 here now, going to 71 tonight.

Reply to  Eve Stevens
November 18, 2014 8:25 am

Oh, cry us a river! 😉
Enjoy the stay. We will keep heaters on back home for you.

CaligulaJones
Reply to  philjourdan
November 18, 2014 12:01 pm

Heading for Maui in a few days. Glad I’m not flying out of Buffalo…and I’m not going anywhere near 10,000 feet above sea level when I get there!

Eve Stevens
Reply to  philjourdan
November 18, 2014 6:36 pm

Thanks but I don’t come back until it warms up, usually mid May. I don’t know if this is another 30 year cooling period or something worse but I am not about to stay in Canada and die of cold, flu or in a car accident on bad roads.

Reply to  Eve Stevens
November 19, 2014 12:20 pm

You sound like my mother. She moved south 20 years ago, and has only been back for visits since. 😉

Stevan Makarevich
Reply to  Eve Stevens
November 18, 2014 8:54 am

But you omitted the high humidity – it’s much more pleasant here where, though freezing, the air is dry (admittedly helped by a few brandies).

Hugh
Reply to  Stevan Makarevich
November 18, 2014 9:19 am

There’s no point enjoying hot air without humidity. Do you know why sauna has kiuas [gew-us], fireplace-heated bunch of stones to create vapour?
To make hot place a hotter place.
Besides, I think the stone age people thought the vapour is connected to breath and thus, magically to life itself. You’d get spiritual benefits in sauna, if spirits were not available. Bahamas is better option, however.

WestHighlander
Reply to  Stevan Makarevich
November 18, 2014 2:22 pm

Hugh November 18, 2014 at 9:19 am
There’s no point enjoying hot air without humidity. Do you know why sauna has kiuas [gew-us], fireplace-heated bunch of stones to create vapour?
To make hot place a hotter place.
Besides, I think the stone age people thought the vapour is connected to breath and thus, magically to life itself. You’d get spiritual benefits in sauna, if spirits were not available”.
Soundsto me like the Kennedy Family “Sauna On the Rocks” — Take one Sauna add copious amounts of Stoli [or your favorite Vodka — to your taste of course} — direct from the bottle into a glass and especially poured directly onto the hot rocks — sit back and inhale the breath of life
Note for an added attraction add a few scantily clad young wenches to help serve the drinks, etc.

Pamela Gray
Reply to  Stevan Makarevich
November 18, 2014 7:44 pm

Shaken, not stirred, and vodka only please

Jim G
Reply to  Stevan Makarevich
November 18, 2014 10:29 pm

Ha!
But it’s a dry cold.
I thought we only said that in the desert.

November 18, 2014 8:24 am

Your first graph showed that even Mexico is not in any great shakes!
And understanding about polar vortexes, how is Hawaii part of NA? (Other than politically). There is a lot more cold out there than just the US (lower 48) and Canada. And yes, it is cold here!

Third Party
Reply to  philjourdan
November 18, 2014 10:01 am

Forget HI. What about the other 7 States?

Catherine Ronconi
Reply to  Third Party
November 18, 2014 10:37 am

++

Silver ralph
November 18, 2014 8:27 am

Ahh, this cold weather is a sure sign of Global Warming. How do we know? Because Time Magazine told us so…..
http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2039777,00.html
You really could not make this up. If this was a theater play, they would say it was utterly stupid. And yet Hussain Obama and David Camoron have fallen for it big time, and have both just announced that they are giving more $-billions and £-millions to the scam.
Ralph

Amsel
Reply to  Silver ralph
November 18, 2014 3:05 pm

[Not everyone gets a chance to calm down and re-post. ~mod.]

GnomePirate
November 18, 2014 8:27 am

Has anyone noticed that the cold zone during North American polar vortices is a pretty close match to the maximum NA ice extent from the last ice age?

Editor
Reply to  GnomePirate
November 18, 2014 10:41 am

The Polar vortex never left Canada. This is just your garden variety Omega Block. Well, bigger than usual, but it’s happened before.

Carla
Reply to  Ric Werme
November 18, 2014 6:33 pm

Might depend what it is you are looking at … at the time.
Whether at 70 hPa
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/70hPa/overlay=temp/orthographic=-94.39,66.89,410
or at 10 hPa
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/10hPa/overlay=temp/orthographic=-94.39,66.89,410
the above HAS left Canada.
And the above appears to me to already be bigger than last January in extent of outer rings. Winds are not yet fully developed yet though. Found wind speeds of 123 mph so far.

asybot
Reply to  Ric Werme
November 18, 2014 11:10 pm

@ Ric It has been a huge block at one point pressure at our place (@ 1200 m ASL was 104.3. and the block was from Alaska way down (and along / between the Coast and Rocky Mountains) to Arizona and lasted for 2.5 weeks , right now it is breaking down is dropping and @ 102.8 but still strong. but you are right it has happened before if my memory serves right the last time in our area (west Coast) it was in 1973/4 very cold in oct/nov, t-shirts shorts at X-mas

Steve R
Reply to  GnomePirate
November 18, 2014 12:06 pm

“Has anyone noticed that the cold zone during North American polar vortices is a pretty close match to the maximum NA ice extent from the last ice age?”
I have. I’m waiting to see a summer where Hudson Bay remains frozen (regardless of what the Arctic Ocean does)

Silver ralph
November 18, 2014 8:30 am

BTW. – temperatures of 7oc and 10oc don’t seen that cold to me….
🙂

Reply to  Silver ralph
November 18, 2014 10:19 am

to get 7°C
type 7 & deg ; C
just leave out the spaces

MCourtney
Reply to  mikerestin
November 18, 2014 10:25 am

Or use ALT + 2 then 4 then 8 (then release ALT) on your number pad = °
Also ALT + 2 then 4 then 1 = ±

Editor
Reply to  mikerestin
November 18, 2014 10:44 am

The ALT keys don’t work on all operating systems, the “character entities” do. See http://home.comcast.net/~ewerme/wuwt/index.html

AndyG55
Reply to  mikerestin
November 18, 2014 12:43 pm

Windows has an accessory called “Character Map” where you can find all sorts of funny little characters.

MCourtney
Reply to  mikerestin
November 18, 2014 12:57 pm

Ric Werme, Thank You.
Why didn’t you advertise this years ago?
I’ve been struggling to work out how to make these comments go right for ages and you had it all, all along.
Now I know how to get the pictures to work!

Reply to  mikerestin
November 18, 2014 4:45 pm

Or for those with a Mac: option + 0 [zero] gives the degree symbol.

Editor
Reply to  mikerestin
November 18, 2014 9:17 pm

MCourtney – I mention my Guide to WUWT at least every couple months, sometimes Janice Moore gives it a plug too.
Everyone should check out the nav bars on the top and right side once or twice a year!

November 18, 2014 8:32 am

This is catastrophic global warming, surely man-made.

kenw
November 18, 2014 8:33 am

Al Gore been gettin’ around….

Ian W
Reply to  kenw
November 18, 2014 9:38 am

“Algor” is a medical term for deathly cold. Look it up.

mikeishere
Reply to  Ian W
November 18, 2014 9:44 am

“Algor mortis”
That’s hilarious!

will gray
Reply to  Ian W
November 18, 2014 9:34 pm

That’s algor as cold that’s exactly what he/it means. Now whose name in this catastrophe is pronounced ‘ mortis’ death.

Resourceguy
November 18, 2014 8:45 am

Al Gore has been secretly involved in testing space tourism systems.

Resourceguy
November 18, 2014 8:47 am

People may actually stay home for the turkey this year.

November 18, 2014 8:49 am

An international team of scientists, including Martin Jakobsson from the Department of Geological Sciences and Johan Nilsson from the Meteorological Department at Stockholm University, has published a new study in Nature Geoscience entitled “Deep Arctic Ocean warming during the last glacial cycle”. The researchers have reconstructed the temperature history of the intermediate and deep Arctic Ocean during the past 50,000 years, using novel geochemical techniques on microfossils in sediment cores from across the central Arctic Ocean. Remarkably, the results show that in the last ice age, from about 50,000 to 11,000 years ago, the central Arctic Basin between 1,000 and 2,500 m water depth was occupied by water that was generally 1–2 °C warmer than in the modern Arctic. This extraordinary finding, indicating that the glacial Arctic Ocean operated in a different dynamical regime, challenges the view of a general glacial cooling of the ocean.
The Arctic region has received considerable attention due to its sensitivity to the changing climate. Of particular concern is the rapid decline of the summer sea ice extent, which this year even may approach another record low since satellite observations begun 1979. The sea ice in the Arctic forms at the top of the ‘halocline’, a 200–300 m thick layer of low salinity seawater capping the Arctic Ocean. The low salinity of the halocline layer is reflects the high freshwater to the Arctic Ocean. The halocline is also very cold, close to freezing point of seawater near -2°C, protecting the sea ice from the deeper laying warmer and more saline Atlantic Water Layer that flows into the Arctic Ocean from the North Atlantic.
The new study published as a Letter in Nature Geoscience shows that the warm intermediate Atlantic Layer was displaced far downward in the glacial Arctic Ocean, resulting in a substantial warming at depths between 1000 and 2500 m. Based on a conceptual oceanographic model, the researchers propose a mechanism for the subsurface warming of the glacial Arctic Ocean: A reduced influx of freshwater to the Arctic Ocean acted to deepen the halocline and push the warm Atlantic Layer downward. Based on their results, the researchers conclude that the Arctic Ocean has a previously unrecognized high sensitivity to changes of the freshwater input over multiple timescales, which is manifested in large temperature excursions of the intermediate water layers.
My thoughts
This article I agree with and if a meridional atmospheric circulation remains in place or even magnifies going forward Ii think this will lead to what we have at present which is more snow cover /clouds for the N.H. and thus an overall colder N.H.
In addition I think a more important temperature metric rather then how far above normal or below normal the temperature is, IS the percentage of the globe that is below freezing on any given day and how far that metric deviates from the norm.
it really does not matter if temperature say in the Arctic are x degrees above normal if the temperatures are still below freezing. What matters more in my opinion is the extent of the below freezing temperatures.
This is what can lead to a climatic change.

whiten
Reply to  Salvatore Del Prete
November 18, 2014 9:26 am

@ Salvatore Del Prete
November 18, 2014 at 8:49 am
You say:
“Remarkably, the results show that in the last ice age, from about 50,000 to 11,000 years ago, the central Arctic Basin between 1,000 and 2,500 m water depth was occupied by water that was generally 1–2 °C warmer than in the modern Arctic. This extraordinary finding, indicating that the glacial Arctic Ocean operated in a different dynamical regime, challenges the view of a general glacial cooling of the ocean. ”
————–
I have not read the study or the paper you refer to, but considering what you say, there is another interpretation, different than yours that leads to different conclusions than yours or others.
One thing clear is that 50K years to 11K years ago is a long time period, which most probably while the central Arctic Basin considered as per its heat content and its warming that heat content and that warming could just be the average value in the long term.
In other words it means that the modern Arctic is 1-2C cooler than the average, which while considering the last 7K years of the long climatic cooling trend seems very possible.So at about 4K years ago the arctic basin heat content has started to decline and putting it at a point now in modern period at 1-2C cooler.
That to me is a normal pattern, as far as I can tell.
Now that does not necesarely mean You wrong and I correct, but shows a point from a different prospective.
One thing that I do still fail to understand is that in Climatology there is no any approach yet to consider the climate and Atmospheric variations as cyclic in a long term.
From the point I stand, in the time period between 50K years to 11K years ago there is at least another Interglacial (for not saying 2 other interglacials) apart from the last one.
And that paper you refer to seems to inforce that point of view but the climatologists still stubborn to consider a cyclic climate.
Cheers

Editor
Reply to  whiten
November 18, 2014 11:41 am

I applaud “Now that does not necesarely mean You wrong and I correct, but shows a point from a different prospective.“. If only all scientists used this (very scientific) attitude more generally…..

phlogiston
Reply to  whiten
November 18, 2014 11:41 am

The interglacial prior to the current Holocene was 100k years ago, the Eemian.

E.M.Smith
Editor
Reply to  whiten
November 18, 2014 12:04 pm

@Salvatore and Whiten:
Now THAT is a great set of comments. Two folks of clear ability, both working toward a variety of points of view to illuminate what might be truth. With polite discourse. Without acrimony and abuse. Sirs, I salute you!

whiten
Reply to  whiten
November 18, 2014 12:38 pm

phlogiston
November 18, 2014 at 11:41 am
The interglacial prior to the current Holocene was 100k years ago, the Eemian.
——————–
Ok fair enough, but if I may ask; What certainty lvl…..at 97% I would guess!
And my answer was in relation to the new study mentioned by Salvatore, which seems to put what you say above to doubt, and there is many other things that will put that to doubt and away of the 97% certainty.
For once there is large enough errors in data and estimations through that data of climateric long term trends closer to date.
One reason that comes easy to mind for what you say above to be put in doubt is the dependence on the data that depicts clearly an estimation of the most extreme, that of polar regions, as a proper estimation of climate, and also I think the dependence of the estimation relying in the Milankovic Cycles explanation, not mentioning here that failing to consider the climate at all as a cyclic function will mess the estimation of the climate state through and by a wrong aligning of whatever data there is in respect and accord to the average, or the supossed mean.
In a cycle, the most extreme points are the most extremes from the mean of the cycle.
Estimating a particular state of a cycle through “actual” data concerning that period without taking in consideration and ignoring the mean value, will produce most likely something that contradicts the cycle in question.
Different ways of approach offer different pictures and outcomes….that was my point in the reply to salvatore.
Makes a lot of difference when all possibilities considered and weighted, before certainty is assigned to a given outcome.
cheers

Reply to  whiten
November 18, 2014 12:38 pm

“…in Climatology there is no any approach yet to consider the climate and Atmospheric variations as cyclic in a long term.”
Until the climastrologists produce a model which includes ice ages and interglacials, I will continue to distrust them. Or, at the minimum, project out far enough into the next ice age.

BFL
Reply to  Salvatore Del Prete
November 18, 2014 10:28 am

Usually when the cold air moves over North America the arctic becomes warmer from the Pacific air flow that circulates the cold arctic air South. So it seems logical that during the last ice age that, on average, the arctic may have been somewhat warmer. Obviously having the heat in the arctic doesn’t do us much good down here.

ren
Reply to  ren
November 18, 2014 11:03 am
ren
Reply to  ren
November 18, 2014 12:25 pm

In the stratosphere can see the beginning of the next wave, which pushes south the jet stream.
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/strat-trop/gif_files/time_pres_WAVE1_MEAN_OND_NH_2014.gif
There has been also an increase in cosmic ray (GCR).
http://cosmicrays.oulu.fi/webform/monitor.gif

ren
Reply to  ren
November 18, 2014 12:30 pm

Polar vortex in the north will now create two centers in accordance with the magnetic field.
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/strat_a_f/gif_files/gfs_z70_nh_f120.gif
http://www.geomag.nrcan.gc.ca/images/field/fnor.gif

phlogiston
Reply to  Salvatore Del Prete
November 18, 2014 11:48 am

Do you have a link to the study?
Never underestimate the heat capacity of water and consequent vast thermal “inertia” of the oceans. It makes climate look like a zero sum game.
So Trenberth is right, the ice ages are an illusion. Never happened. The heat was hiding in the deep ocean all the time.

Steve R
Reply to  Salvatore Del Prete
November 18, 2014 12:12 pm

If the Arctic Ocean were to remain open over a winter it would become a virtual snowmachine, dropping so much snow on the adjacent Canadian shoreline it would never receive enough heat to melt the following summer. In my opinion, this would be the Uh-Oh moment when we realize the inter-glacial is coming to an end.

Mike the Morlock
Reply to  Steve R
November 18, 2014 1:44 pm

The Coming Ice Age | Harper’s Magazine
Scientists Predict: Another Ice Age Is On The Way – in 1958!
Just to go down memory lane, or the more things change.. And yes i know they are discredited but they are the first to try to get a handle on ice ages.
Michael

Mike the Morlock
Reply to  Steve R
November 18, 2014 1:48 pm

Scientists Predict: Another Ice Age Is On The Way – in 1958!
http://harpers.org/archive/1958/09/the-coming-ice-age/8/
oops hope this works if not help Mod.

whiten
Reply to  Steve R
November 18, 2014 2:24 pm

@ Steve R
November 18, 2014 at 12:12 pm
In my opinion, this would be the Uh-Oh moment when we realize the inter-glacial is coming to an end.
——
@ Mike the Morlock
November 18, 2014 at 1:44 pm
“Scientists Predict: Another Ice Age Is On The Way – in 1958!”
—————–
Just for little fun guys…..hope I get not in the mods shooting line with this….
At about 1-2 millenias ago some strange” people called Mayan predicted that what we the moderns” today call an Interglacial will end at a time that in a modern” calendar will be shown as December 2012.
And they went to the trouble of making a 5000 year calendar about it, in hope that it will be aiding the Moderns” to better understanding..:-)
cheers

Reply to  Salvatore Del Prete
November 18, 2014 1:59 pm

It explains the Dansgaard Oeschger events. Periodic upweling of warm waters ventilated the Arctic causing the rapid rise in temperature.

gymnosperm
Reply to  Salvatore Del Prete
November 18, 2014 11:01 pm

Something has to provide the moisture for all that ice. The Gulf source is shaky because Greenland shows that you need snow at the center of the ice sheets to maintain them. +1

Coach Springer
November 18, 2014 8:50 am

My, what a big vortex you have! If we’re going to get on with this catastrophic warming, these things are going to have to get smaller and weaker. Instead, they’re being sold as unprecedented and therefore caused by climate change. But I am so old I can remember when they called these things an Arctic blast. I must be discredited or eliminated. Preferably eliminated, I suppose.
So, around here, there was a similar vortex in 1903. Oh, the Change.

RH
Reply to  Coach Springer
November 18, 2014 1:26 pm

You think the Polar Vortex was bad? Beware the Arctic Horcrux! http://www.cap-news.com/story.php?id=201411003

Dawtgtomis
Reply to  RH
November 18, 2014 2:27 pm

Helps keep the uninformed ignorant…

Dawtgtomis
Reply to  RH
November 18, 2014 2:29 pm

…and dazzled…

Cold in Wisconsin
Reply to  Coach Springer
November 18, 2014 10:44 pm

Could a meteorologist please explain the difference between a Polar Vortex, an Arctic Polyna, an Alberta Clipper, a Panhandle Hook, and all of the other varieties of weather that have caused us to freeze our nubbies off up here in the Great Lakes? Are these names that come and go in and out of style, or are favored by individual forecasters? They seem to have pretty much the same effect no matter what they’re called. Soon going to have to go by the name “Colder in Wisconsin.” Nice of them to name that last glaciation after us.

asybot
Reply to  Cold in Wisconsin
November 18, 2014 11:20 pm

I also would like to know that since when in early to mid Nov. having all the 50 states report below freezing temps is classified as “NEAT”, That to me is a serious problem, winter in any way shape or form is no joke! Let alone when a lot of people are not prepared for it.!

November 18, 2014 8:54 am

LET ME CLARIFY – At present we do not have a colder N.H. but I think this could come about if the atmospheric circulation remains meridional for an extended period of time, which would serve to create the pattern we have in place currently.
AO INDEX SUB -1.0 being common place going forward during this decade perhaps.

E.M.Smith
Editor
Reply to  Salvatore Del Prete
November 18, 2014 12:13 pm

Well, maybe YOU don’t think the N.H. is colder right now, but I moved to Florida to assure I stayed warm and now it is below freezing HERE too! Oh, the humanity!! 😉
Seriously, though, we have double digits of “100 year+” records for cold and snow being broken. IMHO, it IS colder now. (And not just America. Look at the 100%+ snow anomaly recently in TURKEY and Iran.) There are some very strong cyclonic highs over the water areas sucking heat out of the oceans, but that air returns with mass and velocity at extreme cold down the center of the polar region, then spreads out over the land headed back toward the warm pole of this heat engine. At least for the moment, this view (model animation) shows it well:
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/isobaric/1000hPa/overlay=temp/orthographic=-49.64,58.18,336
IMHO it is the contrast between a warm ocean (from decades of excess UV) and a colder than “for a long time” polar vortex from lack of UV in the upper stratosphere that causes the strong cyclone up / vortex down effect and the loopy jet stream.
http://chiefio.wordpress.com/2014/10/17/gonzo-gonzalo-and-cyclone-up-vortex-down/
and that ends with the land areas of the N.H. being colder as we are the outflow from the arctic.

Nik
November 18, 2014 8:58 am

All that extra albedo will have to factored into the climate models. NOT!

Leon Brozyna
November 18, 2014 9:05 am

And here in Buffalo we’re getting slammed by this lake effect snow, which is being driven by winds running the full length of Lake Erie.
Original forecast was for one to two feet …
Oh well … even the models can get it wrong …
So far, I’ve got about 18″ and I’m on the northern edge of the band of snow … a few miles north of me the sun’s shining and there’s only an inch of two of snow on the ground …
And about 5 miles south of me the village proper is already at 4′ (48″) of snow … and the storm total estimate has already been upped to 6′ of snow by the end of the week … and it’ll be at least another 6 weeks before the lake gets covered up with enough ice to cut off the lake effect machine.

Johanus
Reply to  Leon Brozyna
November 18, 2014 9:23 am

Image of Buffalo lake effect over Lake Erie, about 8AM this morning:
http://icons.wxug.com/hurricane/2014/lake-effect-storm.jpg

Chris Schoneveld
Reply to  Johanus
November 18, 2014 9:38 am

Nice picture, thanks

Stephen Richards
Reply to  Johanus
November 18, 2014 9:49 am

Now that is amazing !

Jimbo
Reply to  Johanus
November 18, 2014 9:49 am

Is winter here yet?
Washington Post – 17 November 2014
50 percent of Lower 48 covered in snow, most this early in more than a decade”
Children won’t know what snow is.
https://twitter.com/HeatherLyWGRZ/status/534716207996215297

Jimbo
Reply to  Johanus
November 18, 2014 9:51 am
Leigh
Reply to  Johanus
November 18, 2014 11:26 am

Geez, look how white the sand is!

asybot
Reply to  Johanus
November 18, 2014 11:23 pm

WOW we live by a lake and see some sort of thing like this as well on a miniature scale . my problem is that few people realize you guys live on the shores of SEAS and not Lakes! But none the less a new screen saver if you do not mind!!!

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
November 18, 2014 12:09 pm

Gee Leon! You get all the fun! We just get cold. 😉

Leon Brozyna
Reply to  philjourdan
November 18, 2014 2:30 pm

Some fun!
Temps around 20°F, winds around 20mph w/ gusts to 30 …
Holy popsicles … we haven’t even hit Thanksgiving and it feels like mid-January … and by the time I finish all the shoveling (oh those killer snow drifts) it’ll start to rain and next week we’ll have temps pushing 60°F by Monday … good thing I’m on high ground !!

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
November 19, 2014 8:53 am

From the pictures we see, anyone outside in Buffalo is now on “high” ground! 😉

Reply to  Leon Brozyna
November 19, 2014 9:37 am

Anyone re-Tweet those pics below to the Goracle?

Alan Robertson
November 18, 2014 9:26 am

Oh, but it’s weather, not climate. Oh, but the US is not the whole world. Oh, but…
/s

Barry
Reply to  Alan Robertson
November 18, 2014 9:29 am

This is my new favorite viewer for weather events. It’s clear to see that while the U.S. freezes, the Arctic experiences a relative heat wave: http://cci-reanalyzer.org/

Johanus
Reply to  Barry
November 18, 2014 11:02 am

@barry
> … U.S. freezes, the Arctic experiences a relative heat wave
So, let me guess, the warming part is ‘climate change’ and the freezing part is just ‘weather’? Is that how you would like to view it?
Actually, both the warming and the freezing can be explained by planetary-scale oscillations in the polar jet, possibly induced by hurricane Nuri, which simultaneously diverted the polar vortex into the States and also shoved some warmer air off the western coast up into the Artic.
You can see it happening right now in this GOES West water vapor loop (IR channel 3, 6-micron IR)
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/west/nepac/flash-wv.html
The intensity of the cold blast is a measure of the temperature difference between the polar and midlatitude regions. A warmer polar vortext would produce less cooling.
So why do even the warmists seem to be surprised by this wintry November cold blast?

Barry
Reply to  Barry
November 18, 2014 11:19 am

I’m not surprised. It’s a result of arctic amplification.

Johanus
Reply to  Barry
November 18, 2014 11:53 am

You’ve got it backwards. Arctic Amplification predicts the poles will get warmer, thus _reducing_ the likelihood of these November wintry midlatitude episodes:
Arctic warming linked to fewer European and U.S. cold weather extremes, new study shows
So you should be surprised. Twice.

TonyG
Reply to  Barry
November 19, 2014 6:35 am

Barry – a simple question:
What would it take for you to stop believing in AGW? Would the onset of glaciation be sufficient?
What facts would be required for you to change your position?

jones
Reply to  Barry
November 19, 2014 11:39 am

Barry, TonyG has asked a very reasonable question.
May we see your view on it?
A

Reply to  Barry
November 19, 2014 9:04 pm

Arctic Bay is -24 C . That sounds like a real heat wave doesn’t it?

TonyG
Reply to  Barry
November 20, 2014 6:14 am

@jones
I have asked the question often, of many people. I have not yet received an answer from any whom I have asked.

jones
Reply to  Barry
November 20, 2014 2:31 pm

Hi TonyG,
Thank you for that. Indeed, it is a most confronting as well as interesting question to ask. I myself used to be where a lot of the “alarmists” are right now and I find myself wondering just how they can go on believing the way they do but this is also from my perspective of having “converted” to the position I now hold.
Another interesting study is the Sir Harry Flashman person as seen elsewhere on WUWT who is now clearly simply trolling given the opportunity he has had to give reasonable responses put to him.
I suspect the motivations go much deeper and are explained very well by Patrick Moore in the context of groups who simply hate the current political and economic paradigms with AGW giving a suitable platform from which to attack them.
It has always been the way of things and when the case for AGW dies an inevitable death they will have no compunction in just moving on to another platform to continue their good fight from there….
Let’s be honest with ourselves and say we do exactly the same thing but within different arenas.
I find it all quite fascinating in truth and have reached the stage of life where I can be detached and not emote about it all.
Thanks again, sorry for the rambling tone…Keeps me thinking.
A

jones
Reply to  Barry
November 20, 2014 2:42 pm

Typo in my ramble above…
After the words “reasonable responses”…add “to points” ……put to him..

ossqss
November 18, 2014 9:31 am

Queue up Tisdale’s one word comment…..

Stephen Richards
Reply to  ossqss
November 18, 2014 9:50 am

Bob has never done a one word comment in his life. You are going to have a long wait.
Mosher, that’s different

ossqss
Reply to  Stephen Richards
November 18, 2014 10:05 am

Oh yes he has, and this is a perfect fit for it 😉

Anything is possible
Reply to  ossqss
November 18, 2014 11:45 am

“Brrr.” is not a word (:

The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
November 18, 2014 9:34 am

Well ya boo sucks! Here in England, it was 11c (52F) today. Mind you, we do currently have Bob Geldof wittering on and on about something else that has come out of Africa (they export so much, don’t they?). So not everything here is rosey.

DJA
Reply to  The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
November 18, 2014 1:10 pm

You should be so lucky, here we had Obama prattling on about saving the Great Barrier Reef for his grandchildren and demonizing coal,

Ed Fix
November 18, 2014 9:46 am

Well, somebody’s gotta say it.
Where’s global warming when you need it?

Alx
Reply to  Ed Fix
November 18, 2014 3:59 pm

I know really.
Instead on top of the cold, we get the alarmists babbling about how climate is not weather except when they say it is, like if the Arctic has an unusually warm day.

William Astley
November 18, 2014 9:48 am

Bu, bu, bu, bu baby you ain’t seen nothing yet….
…What comes next, will be something that we will never forget.
There is a race to going on:
1) Solar magnetic cycle 24 slowdown’s affects on climate (Cooling and the start of new and long term weather patterns) Vs 2) US presidential election. (The persistent low latitude coronal holes on the sun’s surface that generate solar wind bursts make it a race. ) If Svensmark and Tinsley’s analysis is correct, the question is not will there be significant cooling of the planet due to the solar magnetic cycle slowdown but rather when the cooling will occur and how much cooling will occur. (I will provide an overview of the mechanisms and a more detailed explanation as to why there was a delay in experiencing the cooling due to the sudden slowdown in solar magnetic cycle 24 the next time a thread is started to discuss solar magnetic cycle 24.)

November 18, 2014 9:50 am

A question from a still relative warm Western Europe, how does the MSM report this ” event”. It’s the weather of course not the climate.

November 18, 2014 9:52 am

According to CNN, third video, this has nothing to do with climate change.
http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/18/us/cold-temps/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

highflight56433
Reply to  wbrozek
November 18, 2014 11:58 am

There will never be climate change; there are temperature fluctuations as we see with the seasons of the year, but no “climate” change. There is tropical, dry continental (hot/cold), marine/oceanic, and arctic air masses. The rest is just weather produced by those air masses mixing.

beng
November 18, 2014 9:54 am

13F here this morning in western Md. Went out on the highway, had another breakdown & just about froze my butt off in the strong winds. Replaced the alternator & hopefully that fixed it, but a breakdown in mid-summer would have been a vacation in comparison.
Right, we all have to be worried about a few tenths of degree warming. /sarc

Jimbo
November 18, 2014 10:11 am

Brrrrrrr. Must be a sign of declining snowpack in Florida.

Fox4Kc.com – November 18, 2014,
Even Florida feels freezing temperatures one month before winter
…..That includes Florida, where it was in the upper 20s in the Panhandle and freeze warnings were in effect.
This is highly unusual for this time of year and is much more reminiscent of a pattern forecasters would expect to see in January or February, not November……
http://fox4kc.com/2014/11/18/even-florida-feels-freezing-temperatures-one-month-before-winter/

Mike Ozanne
November 18, 2014 10:43 am

It’s ok there is now an actual “Denial101” which will make all that inconvenient cold just seep away…..
https://www.edx.org/course/uqx/uqx-denial101x-making-sense-climate-4371#.VGuRAvmsVvA

Robert W Turner
Reply to  Mike Ozanne
November 18, 2014 10:56 am

That’s pathetic. I would be embarrassed to hold a degree from this University.

Johannes Herbst
Reply to  Mike Ozanne
November 18, 2014 11:20 am

I followed a similar online course like this from an English Unversity. I couldn’t bear it and left after six weeks.

Leigh
Reply to  Johannes Herbst
November 18, 2014 11:31 am

What took you so long?

Reply to  Mike Ozanne
November 18, 2014 2:35 pm

Any U of Queensland alumni here?

David Archibald
Reply to  Doug Allen
November 18, 2014 5:37 pm

Yes, and not necessarily proud of it. The keep sending me me stuff in the mail which I throw in the bin.

Robert W Turner
November 18, 2014 10:53 am

There are already patches of ice forming on Lake Superior. If you live east of the Mississippi than you better have a fireplace or generator.

NoFixedAddress
November 18, 2014 10:55 am

I think some of you folk need to attend John Cook’s free course, Making Sense of Climate Science Denial.
Apparently it’s a free course and you can find appropriate details, and commentary, at http://joannenova.com.au/2014/11/study-namecalling-at-queensland-university/

Dawtgtomis
Reply to  NoFixedAddress
November 18, 2014 3:21 pm

Howler! I get your dry’zbone humor, mate.

Reply to  NoFixedAddress
November 19, 2014 6:41 am

So he cannot even give it away.

mpainter
November 18, 2014 11:05 am

What’s that sound?
It sounds like teeth gnashing… it is!
It is the global warmers gnashing their teeth!

DCA
November 18, 2014 11:07 am

The map above shows a low of 7 deg for Wichita, KS. . This morning at 7 AM I viewed the current (Now) temperature and it indicated 5 deg on the accuWeather web site. However, the monthly map shows a low of 16 deg for yesterday (Nov 17).
http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/wichita-ks/67202/november-weather/348426?monyr=11/1/2014
When I contacted them to notify them of the typo they replied a few minutes later with:
“When you are viewing forecast temperatures on Accuweather.com, the low temperature typically occurs in the overnight hours. This may cause “Today’s” low to actually appear in the early morning hours of the following day in the hourly forecast.”
I then replied and ask them why they still show yesterdays low at 16 deg and have not heard back from them. This isn’t the first time they’ve made errors which almost always errors on the warm side.

The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
Reply to  DCA
November 18, 2014 12:00 pm

So accuweather is an oxymoron then?

Dawtgtomis
Reply to  The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
November 18, 2014 3:07 pm

…more like just a wish…

LKMiller (aka treegyn1)
Reply to  DCA
November 18, 2014 5:26 pm

Of my three options for weather forecasts and data for my location, Yaak, MT, Accuweather is ALWAYS the warmest.

jjs
November 18, 2014 11:10 am

When I was your age I used to walk up hill to and from school 3 miles each day in 3 feet of snow 20 degrees below zero. solar vortex….what a bunch of wimps.
Actually a group of us have been out the last few weeks clearing and chipping acres of buckthorn and snags as a restoration project in our local state park…..I’d rather have it cool out but not just above zero f for working out side.
Although I’m hoping for good x-country night skiing again this year 🙂 Winter is a beautiful season if you know how to get out and enjoy it and if nature cooperates with consistent snow…

The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
Reply to  jjs
November 18, 2014 11:58 am

Luxury. When I was young, I had to walk up a 10 mile hill to school, then walk up a 10 mile hill to get home again, all in 6 feet of snow, whilst carrying my brother on my back. It was so cold in -40 deg c that our breath used to freeze and become a solid cloud behind us that we had to drag along.

Reply to  The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
November 18, 2014 12:56 pm

You’re lucky. When I was young, we lived in a shoebox at the bottom of a lake and every night our Dad would come home and split us in half with an axe.

Stuart
Reply to  The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
November 18, 2014 1:13 pm

Luxury. I had to run up a 15 mile hill to school, bare feet wrapped in barbed wire for traction, carrying a lit woodstove on my back. At the end of the day the stove would have gone out and I had to carry it uphill back to the house, on the run of course before it froze solid. Carried a brother AND a sister, and all their frozen breath clouds plus the extra drag caused by their pleurisy germs…
I miss Monty Python.

MCourtney
Reply to  The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
November 18, 2014 1:19 pm

Stuart, try exhaling before pulling the trigger.

The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
Reply to  The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
November 18, 2014 1:41 pm

Ha! We used to have to carry the wood burner and all the fuel for a week, swim across a lake with the burner on a piece of string between our teeth. When we got to the school, the teacher would make us tea – from the school cess pit. There were 93 of us to a single desk. We didn’t have pencils, we had to use ear wax. There was no lunch, and we had to do P.E. on the side of a snow-covered mountain. But we were happy. Now, if you told that to kids today, they wouldn’t believe you.

jones
Reply to  The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
November 18, 2014 3:29 pm

When ah were a lad we were so poor we had a fork in the sugar bowl and had to chew inner-tubes for nourishment and ah dad used to send us to bed with a good beating for supper every night.
We were tough tho and put up with it but the one thing that really depressed me was we also had toilet paper on the washing line….
That poor we were….

H.R.
Reply to  The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
November 18, 2014 6:18 pm

Stuart;
You had a stove?!?! Ga’wn, brag about your riches, All we could afford was the rust, though ma did her best to try to knit one out of discarded bits of steel wool.

AB
Reply to  The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
November 18, 2014 6:22 pm

Our monthly treat was to walk 50kms barefoot through a howling snowstorm across shards of ice to a supermarket where we went to the delicatessen to stand in front of the cooked chickens to warm our hands. Ah those were the days. Happy memories.

Pamela Gray
Reply to  The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
November 18, 2014 8:02 pm

piffle! Ah bet ya’ll neva scratched yo name in da frost on the INSIDE of yo bedroom winda!!! An dats a fact Jack!

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
November 18, 2014 9:54 pm

For Pamela
Of course I have. If you put this string ‘ jack_frost window ‘ into a search, say Bing using the images tab – it will bring back memories.

H.R.
Reply to  The Ghost Of Big Jim Cooley
November 19, 2014 7:25 am

Pamela,
You had a window?!?!
Oh wait. We had a window. First thing dad put up when he was building the house. Sadly, he died before he could put up the walls or the roof, but we were really proud of that window. Heh… I forgot. That window was a lemon and was stuck open.

asybot
Reply to  jjs
November 18, 2014 11:37 pm

WOW we live by a lake and see some sort of thing like this as well on a miniature scale . my problem is that few people realize you guys live on the shores of SEAS and not Lakes! But none the less a new screen saver if you do not mind!!!

asybot
Reply to  asybot
November 18, 2014 11:42 pm

sorry wrong spot. BUT to add here, I worked on a skill hill at one time in the early 70’s and we had so much ice and snow inside our dormitory we did not have to go out and ski ! ( frankly that is the truth!) but we went out anyway the skibunnies were way to cute and vulnerable we just had to keep them warm and safe.

Johannes Herbst
November 18, 2014 11:26 am

Here in Germany we had a very warm October and November isn’t bad, too.
But why? Listen, you U.S. guys: We Germans have increased CO2 output the last two years bc. of the famous ENERGIEWENDE. The U.S. have decreased CO2 bc. of Shale gas.
What to do? Possibly re-start the gasoline guzzlers?

highflight56433
Reply to  Johannes Herbst
November 18, 2014 12:07 pm

Nicht tun! Viel trinken von Bier und Essen Würstchen mit Senf. Ja!!

Pamela Gray
Reply to  highflight56433
November 18, 2014 8:14 pm


Could not resist.

AndyG55
Reply to  Johannes Herbst
November 18, 2014 12:54 pm

Johannes, Do not be concerned. China and India will be producing plenty of CO2 over the next several decades.
There is no sign of a shortage in the foreseeable future.
I am a tad concerned though. What will happen in the US if Obama manages to close or restrict a whole heap of coal-fired power stations and you get this sort of weather more regularly?
Solar and wind will provide zero power in the current weather conditions.
btw, Currently in Newcastle Australia, a tad overcast, and 20°C 🙂

Steve from Rockwood
Reply to  Johannes Herbst
November 18, 2014 3:36 pm

Go for the coal.

PeterK
Reply to  Johannes Herbst
November 18, 2014 9:37 pm

That answers it. Germany is warmer, more CO2 in the local air and that is why the US is colder, less CO2 in the local air.

November 18, 2014 11:42 am

Johannes Herbst,
“Here in Germany” is a specific location. The debate is over global warming — which stopped many years ago, despite the steady rise in CO2. Since CO2 is a well mixed gas in the atmosphere, the fact that Germany is producing more of it doesn’t matter. It quickly evens out.
Also, your non sequitur: “What to do?…” assumes that more CO2 is bad. But all evidence indicates that more CO2 is a net benefit to the biosphere. There is no indication that CO2 causes any global harm at all, so we must conclude that CO2 is ‘harmless’, no?
Once you get the ‘green’ anti-CO2 propaganda out of your mind, you see the reality: more CO2 is good, not bad. The “carbon” scare is a false alarm. CO2 is harmless, and it is beneficial. More is better, at both current and projected concentrations.

E.M.Smith
Editor
Reply to  dbstealey
November 18, 2014 12:21 pm

I think you missed an implied /sarc; on that comment about German CO2 output keeping them warm….

Steve from Rockwood
Reply to  dbstealey
November 18, 2014 2:53 pm

He pitched it but you missed it.

phlogiston
November 18, 2014 11:55 am

So this winter is shaping up to be a rerun of the last one. North America hogging all the cold leaving west Europe with only wind and rain. My kids will be disappointed with another snowless winter.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  phlogiston
November 18, 2014 1:00 pm

Maybe Bardarbunga will come through with a White Christmas for you?
– Be careful what you ask for.

Reply to  phlogiston
November 18, 2014 1:26 pm

I think you’re on the right track with “hogging the cold”. The polar cold air that descends on North America can’t very well go to Europe at the same time, so it stands to reason that one should have a mild winter when the other freezes.

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  Michael Palmer
November 18, 2014 9:59 pm

a mild winter
What happened to fall? Did I miss it?

November 18, 2014 1:00 pm

Global warming bites. We need global cooling so things can warm up.

KNR
November 18, 2014 1:14 pm

St Gore must be really clocking up the air miles in his private jet.

NoFixedAddress
November 18, 2014 1:32 pm

I think there have been some of the funniest comments I think I’ve ever seen on here today.
What get’s me about Globble Warming is that in Australia, when I was young (lol), it could go from a bit ‘bloody’ hot during the day to a bit ‘bloody’ cold at night.
So I have a question for all you Northern Hemisphere folk, is it a 3 dog night or 4 or more?

WestHighlander
Reply to  NoFixedAddress
November 18, 2014 2:25 pm

No -fixed — this early in the season you need to pack all the dogs you can into one big pile — later on as your body adapts to the cold — this will just be a single terrier or a couple fo Chihuahuas

Editor
Reply to  NoFixedAddress
November 18, 2014 9:12 pm

If you need 4 dogs your dogs are too small.

Reply to  NoFixedAddress
November 19, 2014 8:40 am

6 Cat night.

Dawtgtomis
November 18, 2014 2:08 pm

Maybe Gore is having flashbacks of that US margarine TV commercial awhile back… “IT’S NOT NICE TO FOOL WITH MOTHER NATURE!!!”

November 18, 2014 2:22 pm

I count 39 states that have some snow today Nov 18th:
http://www.natice.noaa.gov/pub/ims/ims_gif/DATA/cursnow_usa.gif

Reply to  J. Philip Peterson
November 18, 2014 5:38 pm

That green spot in Montana must have been blown bare ….

Cold in Wisconsin
Reply to  Wayne Delbeke
November 18, 2014 10:49 pm

A hot spring?

Reply to  Wayne Delbeke
November 19, 2014 8:42 am

What are those yellow areas in the North?
Just in case… … “Don’t eat the yellow snow.”

Reply to  J. Philip Peterson
November 19, 2014 8:47 am

Just out of curiosity, what are the 11 that you did not count? (the resolution makes an accurate count for me impossible).

Steve from Rockwood
November 18, 2014 2:51 pm

I appreciate the misplaced enthusiasm of a one Tim Buckley.

MattS
November 18, 2014 3:09 pm

“Yes, even Hawaii. Tall mountain peaks there regularly get below freezing, and even get snow.”
Freezing temperatures on Hawaiian mountain peeks is not nearly as impressive as freezing temperatures in Florida well south of the pan handle.
If CONUS is that cold, how bad is it in Alaska?

Paddy
November 18, 2014 3:10 pm

I chuckle at you who seem forever to conflate regional weather with global climate …

Annie
Reply to  Paddy
November 18, 2014 7:29 pm

What? Like the people at the G20 surge in Brisbane with one hot day and carrying on like fruit loops about ‘global’ warming?

Annie
Reply to  Annie
November 18, 2014 7:30 pm

splurge

John F. Hultquist
Reply to  Paddy
November 18, 2014 10:07 pm

Paddy,
“Regional weather” is something understandable. “Global climate” – not so much.

knr
Reply to  Paddy
November 19, 2014 3:05 am

Well the good news is that given the alarmists jumped on any extreme , but not usual , weather event has ‘proof’ of AGW , you got plenty to laugh about.

Reply to  Paddy
November 19, 2014 9:16 pm

Its not just regional, the whole of Canada is pretty cold as well. Not one area could be considered even remotely warm.

richard verney
November 18, 2014 3:47 pm

This is why the AGW message is not getting accross to people.
Real people live in the real world, not in computer models, and real people are experiencing the cold and thereby becoming increasingly sceptical of the AGW meme.

James the Elder
November 18, 2014 4:17 pm

CaligulaJones says: November 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm Heading for Maui in a few days. Glad I’m not flying out of Buffalo…and I’m not going anywhere near 10,000 feet above sea level when I get there!
Forecast is six feet of warming for Buffalo. Better get out NOW.

LogosWrench
November 18, 2014 5:00 pm

If i’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times. Nothing says warming like cooling.
🙂

November 18, 2014 5:35 pm

Wait! What about the other 9. He said he visited 57 and had two to go so that makes 59. He wasn’t mistaken was he? Surely the Presidential Candidate knows how many there are. Oh. He hasn’t told you about he others yet … 😉

Reply to  Wayne Delbeke
November 18, 2014 6:48 pm

The other nine are Islamic

ralfellis
Reply to  Richard Holle
November 19, 2014 3:52 am

You beat me to it.
The other states of the US are now: Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iran, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt.
LOL 😉
R

November 18, 2014 8:03 pm

Told you so, two weeks ago….
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/10/30/new-paper-links-warming-since-1950-to-enso-and-cloud-cover-variations/#comment-1777980
[excerpt]
This winter in the Northern Hemisphere is predicted to be quite cold in North America (Eastern and Central), Western Europe and very cold all across Russia.
I am concerned about a significant increase in excess winter mortality rates. Cold winters tend to kill off the elderly – I hope to not be one of them.

November 18, 2014 9:50 pm

Told you so, 12 years ago…
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/10/11/agricultural-losses-in-2014-due-to-cold-temperatures/#comment-1759748
I wrote this twelve years ago in an article published Sept 1, 2002 in the Calgary Herald:
“There is even strong evidence that human activity is not causing serious global warming.”
“If solar activity is the main driver of surface temperature rather than CO2 [as I believe], we should begin the next cooling period by 2020 to 2030.”
In 2002, SC24 was projected to be robust and we now know it is a dud. If anything, global cooling will happen sooner and perhaps has already started.
Bundle up this winter – looks like another cold one like last year, especially in Central and Eastern North America.
Regards to all, stay safe and warm, Allan

gymnosperm
November 18, 2014 11:24 pm

Arctic Circulation Index. It’s been around a long time. When the jet stream is pretty zonal, the planet warms. When the Jetstream goes “meridional” (read janky), the planet cools. Not surprising. Basic Klyashtorin.
Of course this is statistics and we have no clue which is the cart or horse…

asybot
November 18, 2014 11:56 pm

@ Pam 8;14 re Danny Kay, LMAO, Thanks Pam I think we all needed that bit of real Humor!

Village Idiot
November 19, 2014 2:06 am

Allan M:
12 years ago…”If anything, global cooling will happen sooner and perhaps has already started”
Errr…No, not yet – we’re still waiting for what, currently, is a slowdown to morph into the prophesied and feared ‘Great Cooling’.
Tip: Global Means, well, global, not USA. Some regions of the planet (if not the planet) may see a record warm year
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2014/10/20/after-record-warm-september-2014-is-on-track-to-warmest-year-noaa-says/

Reply to  Village Idiot
November 19, 2014 5:31 am

I doubt this VI – NOAA is no longer a source of authority on this subject.
You might be aware that last year and again this year, both the National Weather Service in the USA and Environment Canada predicted a warmer-than-average winter. They were totally wrong last year, and appear to be making the same error again this year.
Regards, Allan

November 19, 2014 3:59 am

I think I would want to get to one of these cities and feel warm again! 😉
http://lordsofthedrinks.com/2014/01/07/the-biggest-drinking-cities-in-the-united-states/

ralfellis
November 19, 2014 4:08 am

Subsequent to this grand cooling of the US (the same as last year), how is Hussain Obama justifying his extra commitment and money towards ‘mitigating climate change’?
Listen to the nonsense in this CNN video clip:
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/23/politics/obama-un-climate-change
Has the change in meme, from Global Warming to Climate Change, altered the message sufficiently to allow Obama get away this nonsense? But he continues to say that ‘this summer was the hottest ever recorded’. Why do the people believe him any more?
Obama also says that ‘the alarm bells are ringing’. Yeah, but Obama’s shrill cries about Global Warming, are being muted by two meters of snowfall – and those bells are warning the people of America that the lunatics have taken over the asylum.
Ralph

Reply to  ralfellis
November 19, 2014 5:34 am

Nothing like two metres of snow and cold-down-to-Florida to prove that we should fear global warming.
Be very afraid. If we get any more global warming, we may all freeze to death!

Editor
November 19, 2014 5:38 am

Brrrrrrrrrr. It was cold in my cave this morning.

Martin
November 19, 2014 9:00 am

The Gore effect strikes again! Or should we call it the Obama effect this time?

ren
November 19, 2014 11:55 pm

As I wrote you can already see the next wave in the stratosphere, which for about a week will cause another wave of arctic air on America. The attack will be as sudden as the previous one. Reach the rapid freezing after a few days of thaw.
It is connected with a very large increase in the galactic radiation.

Carla
Reply to  ren
November 20, 2014 5:30 pm

I see the large increase in the middle graph you had posted above.
http://cosmicrays.oulu.fi/webform/monitor.gif
We are expecting a little solar nudge on the 20th-21th.

ren
Reply to  Carla
November 21, 2014 12:15 pm

Arctic air will be move around the Great Lakes. Look at the blue area.
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/stratosphere/strat_a_f/gif_files/gfs_o3mr_100_nh_f00.gif

November 20, 2014 7:47 pm

Reblogged this on US Issues and commented:
It used to be called Global Warming. But it’s hard to keep up the alarmism when Americans are freezing their assets off. That helps explain why the name changed a number of years again to Climate Change, and some newer versions.
Keep warm. I’m glad we still have fossil fuels to help keep us warm. It’s not as easy to keep warm by huddling around the solar array.

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