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Polar Vortex - The Sequel: Coming To A Frozen US City Near You

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Just when everyone thought the infamous polar vortex is gone (if not quite forgotten, having dipped the temperatures in some part of the US to sub-Martian levels), it's baaaack. Sky News reports that America is set to be hit by another blast from the polar vortex although this time Niagara falls may not freeze, as temperatures are likely to be higher than last week's extreme conditions. "The polar plunge is expected to move south from Canada, bringing colder air and sub-zero temperatures to the US this week. Forecasters say it will sweep over the lower Mississippi Valley and Midwest on Tuesday and Wednesday, and then hit the East on Thursday. The main thrust of the cold air will follow up a couple of days later."

Polar vortex to return to US

More from Sky:

"Following the retreat of Arctic air this weekend, waves of progressively colder air will move southward over Canada this week," said Paul Pastelok,'s lead long-range forecaster. "We will likely see a piece of the polar vortex break off and set up just north of the Great Lakes spanning January 16 to 20.


"This next main arctic blast will not rival, nor will be as extensive as the event last week."


Many areas are still recovering from last week's polar vortex, which saw the mercury plunge to -12C (11F) in New York City and -24C in Chicago.


A Coast Guard cutter was brought in to keep shipping lanes open, but the ice was too thick to break in places.


Residents have flocked to the river banks to take pictures of the polar conditions.


Rick Wilson, from Yardley, Pennsylvania, told an ABC TV station: "Incredible. I came down here just to take pictures of this. My grandchildren would not believe this. This looks like something you'd find in Antarctica."


Sky News weather producer Jo Robinson said: "After a milder spell, plunges of cold air are expected later in the week. “The first is expected across parts of Canada, the Midwest and eastern parts of the US over the next few days. "More significant cold air will affect those areas by the weekend, but thankfully it doesn’t look to be as cold as last week."

Of course, what is bad news for anyone who needs to buy heating at surge pricing, is great news for apologists of bad economic data, because don't look now, but January employment numbers just became "meaningless" and if the BLS issues another disappointing jobs report on the first Friday of February, it will be the weather's fault. And, "logically", if the report is great, it will be entirely due to the recovery.


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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:02 | 4327476 ShrNfr
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Damn, and to think this happened in winter too.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:06 | 4327509 doomandbloom
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Its a perfect excuse to un-taper!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:09 | 4327520 TruthInSunshine
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Weather Channel bitchez be trippin'.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:13 | 4327530 Hippocratic Oaf
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Where's Flakmeister and his theories?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:17 | 4327547 Pure Evil
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Never let a Polar Vortex crisis go to waste.

Martial Law and FEMA Camp detention in 0...1...2...3...


(It's for the children!)

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:18 | 4327552 john39
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no worries, the church of climatology will save the planet:

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:24 | 4327575 Pure Evil
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Everyone should build an alter to the Great Divine Al Gore, light candles, and send as much money as you have in your bank account to Al Gore's Church of Climate Change, tax deductible.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:27 | 4327584 superflex
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I'll just fire up the snowblower and let it idle all day.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:41 | 4327630 hedgeless_horseman
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MOAR inconvenient truth?

Al Gore getting a Nobel Prize for acting in a movie about climatology is akin to Mark Hamill getting a Nobel Prize for acting in a movie about astronomy.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:44 | 4327638 Manthong
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HH, you flatter him..

I think is moar like Pee Wee Herman getting a Nobel for Quantum Mechanics.

Getting near 40F around 42N  88W..

I’m out to the deck to catch some rays.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:55 | 4327674 knukles
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Think of it this way.

When there's no fucking excuse, they blame the weather.
Now that the economy still remains sick and soft, smelly and a disaster, just you wait to see the really new shitty statistics.


They've done went and run outa excuses, dumbfucks!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:06 | 4327712 Muppet Pimp
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Global Warming no Climate Change no

It is Climate Inequality , there we go, this is climate inequality and Barack Hussein Obama is organizing the Obamabots to put a stop to it.  They have come up with the solution, they are going to need more money from the citizens, there will have to be moar taxes to stop this climate inequality that has gotten out of control.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:13 | 4327737 Manthong
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You are on to something there…

Accordingly, the closer you get to the ideal temperature, the higher your taxes should be.

Everyone in San Diego should pay a one-time net worth tax of 50%

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:44 | 4328065 Lore
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"POLAR VORTEX" sounds grittier than "MANBEARPIG."  Nobody laughs at "POLAR VORTEX." 


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:27 | 4328205 disabledvet
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that's what's weird about it. It's just freezing cold. not a lot of snow. i've driven in that weather in Alberta...VERY dangerous. beware of frozen pipes.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:12 | 4328372 Lore
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What is your region?  I visited parts of BC, Alberta and Ontario this winter and saw snow like I haven't seen since the 70s.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:32 | 4327798 PTR
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Next they'll blame zero hedge.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:00 | 4328117 theprofromdover
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Nobel prizes-

Strangely enough, I predict -with utmost sincerity- that Homer Simpson will be awarded the Nobel Prize for Mathematics within this decade.

He nearly disproved Fermat's last theorem you know.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:26 | 4327582 Papasmurf
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Fuckin' climate change!  Al Gore was right, it's getting hotter.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:14 | 4327743 666
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It the gubmint's fault: If the INS would patrol the borders like they're supposed to, the evil vortex wouldn't be allowed to come into the USSA.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:21 | 4327765 Flakmeister
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they ain't my theories and what is happening used to be called a normal winter in '70s...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:26 | 4327990 akak
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Polar blasts in the Lower 48, and yet we have had a relatively mild winter so far in Alaska, as well as last June and July breaking all records for heat.


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:30 | 4328434 Eeyores Enigma
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SOmebody left the damn fridge door open again.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:13 | 4328974 Exponere Mendaces
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"Here we go again...      AGAIN..." - Speed Tuggman

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 19:03 | 4328713 cougar_w
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Polar amplification sure is a bitch.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:15 | 4327539 BLOTTO
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I wonder if the Polar Vortex will affect this years orange crop forecasts for the fcoj futures?


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:22 | 4327566 Pure Evil
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Not to worry. They spray all the citrus trees with water thereby allowing ice to form on the citrus fruit which amazingly protects the trees and the fruit from damage.

Of course the amount of water needed to save the fruit draws down the aquifer level to the point where large sinkholes open up swallowing houses all over the citrus growing area.

Speaking of swallowing.......did ya hear the one about Obama and Reggie Love?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:43 | 4327642 WarHorse
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They spray warm water that doesnt freeze numpty

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:14 | 4327535 Sudden Debt
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and to stay unemployed....

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:22 | 4327771 Crash Overide
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If this happened in June does it mean we can call it global warming?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:02 | 4327478 frankTHE COIN
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Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:14 | 4327536 LawsofPhysics
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Yes, right on the tree.  Damnit!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:02 | 4327479 Spastica Rex
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We have Global Warming here West of the Rockies.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:14 | 4327528 chdwlch1
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Peculiar statement if taken literally...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:30 | 4327597 qqqqtrader
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He's smack dab in the middle of a tropical vortex!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:06 | 4327711 knukles
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Fukushima Vortex

One of by air, two if by sea

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:15 | 4327538 Skateboarder
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Totally, Spaz. If this isn't Global Warming (cue creepy sounds), what is?

p.s. we need rain, badly. Pray to the raingods and do the raindance. Otherwise we're back to getting tickets for watering your lawn and washing your car, etc.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:27 | 4327583 Pure Evil
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Yesterday no chemtrails over my area.

Go out today and they're crisscrossing the sky with their fantastic cloud show.

All we need now are some lasers, Ecstasy, and glow sticks and every thing will be COOL again!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:36 | 4327622 chdwlch1
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Where are you, PE?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:07 | 4327716 knukles
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Trails several days ago, heavy.  Today, none


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:50 | 4327667 cougar_w
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I liked the no-rain thing if only because my son and I are building him a treehouse this month. Weekends have been flawless perfect-o. And the BikeParty rides have been massive!

But yeah this summer we're going to be in for a lot of suckness. The downtown beaver family will have to rent a condo when shit dries up.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:58 | 4327873 Skateboarder
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Happy treehouse building!

It's been a busy last few months with work & dealing with things, so skateboarding has unfortunately been put on the backburner. This beautiful weather is too good to pass up - I plan on skating everyday again like I used to until the rain comes (early to work, early to skate, makes a day long and great). We need in NorCal what we got in '05 last, an entire month (March it was back then) of non-stop rain.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:15 | 4327540 RobD
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As my dad would say "It's dryer then a popcorn fart around here". Almost no snow in the Sierra and if that does not change it's going to be a nasty fire season.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:42 | 4328270 The worst trader
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I believe that is Fukashima fallout keeping you taosty and warm.........

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:02 | 4327482 prains
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it's not that bad if you burn bankers in oil drums for heat, in time spring will arrive and the world will be less a few bankers


win - win 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:03 | 4327484 texas sandman
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The sell side whores on CNBS have to be orgasmic...another weather event to blame poor retail sales and job numbers on next month.  Party on, Garth!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:49 | 4328075 cbxer55
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WTF? You mean CNBS is still on the air? Who in their right mind even watches that BS channel anymore? They must be running on fumes as far as viewers are concerned.

As for the topic, jsut checked the weather channel online. Does not look like that cold is going to hit here in mid Oklahoma. 50's and above the next ten days. Thursday 61, Sunday 63. Yesterday was 74. Nice! Spent most of the day outdoors, cleaning vehicles and smoking Big Ol Stogies, whilst sipping on some Jim Beam Devil's Cut bourbon.  ;-)

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:03 | 4327491 Agent P
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Cold weather in January....everybody run for your lives!!! 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:03 | 4327492 pods
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Shit, when I was little we used to call this "winter."

I can remember waiting till it got above 0 so my mom would let me go skating. Below zero was too cold, 1 degree, fine.


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:50 | 4327666 qqqqtrader
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It's called winter in Canada too...

...until it crosses the border, then it's a polar vortex.

I'm guessing a polar vortex is way more worse than the yearly winter storms the US has been having for centuries.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:11 | 4327497 chdwlch1
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Here's an interesting link in regards to geo-engineering...some good info to be had.

 I've personally noticed a significant increase in chemtrails over Phoenix, AZ in the last 3-4 months.  I'm getting tired of these bright, silver-colored manufactured skies. Sadly, it probably won't be too long before my kids start asking, "why isn't the sky blue?" 


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:07 | 4327513 ShrNfr
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Watt's Up With That has the meteorology behind things" They are known as Rosby waves.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:08 | 4327516 GrinandBearit
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When I was a kid, they used to simply say... "It's cold".

Bunch of sensationalistic drama queens.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:08 | 4327717 GolfHatesMe
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We could also dig through the January snow, and the December snow, to get to the November snow on the bottom

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:45 | 4328068 Zymurguy
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I always knew these as "Alberta Clippers", right?

I thought the Pole-er Vortex was Obama's sphincter

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:44 | 4329851 StychoKiller
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Hmm, guess the weather folks no longer wanna give Putin any more credit for "The Siberian Express." :>D

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:10 | 4327521 NIHILIST CIPHER

I for one am thankful for global warming cuz it's the only thing that's keeping me from FREEZING FU$KIN TO DEATH! Ice age anyone?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:10 | 4327524 Dr. Engali
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I blame  Al Gore shrinking his carbon footprint by planting trees to compensate for his lifestyle. His plan is working too well and now it's cold in the winter.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:12 | 4327526 Winston Smith 2009
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Goddammit, Canada, cut it out!  Time to build a giant wall with thermostatically controlled vents, open in the summer, closed in the winter.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:58 | 4327691 _SILENCER
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We know the wall doesn't work....only the Jaeger program stops these lizardly fucks in their tracks.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:40 | 4327831 hedgeless_horseman
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That movie sucked.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:30 | 4328006 Agent P
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Yeah it did.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:02 | 4327699 TBT or not TBT
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Just run those wind farms in reverse, as motors.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:13 | 4327531 luckylogger
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We love global warming here northwest of the Rockies!!!!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:30 | 4327596 Pure Evil
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Of course, with tits like those, a little global cooling helps the nipples stand out.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:15 | 4327542 Gunga
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Damn Canadians, I bet if we nuked 'em they would stop this polar vortex crap.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:38 | 4327824 TPTB_r_TBTF
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due to NAFTA,

the Canadians are required to share their weather with the US.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:16 | 4327543 Sudden Debt
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still abnormally warm over here :)
I love this new climate thanks to global warming :)


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:19 | 4327553 Sudden Debt
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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:28 | 4327587 Agent P
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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:20 | 4327556 22winmag
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Rock salt and kerosene heaters in exchange for your 90% silver... anyone?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:20 | 4327557 One And Only
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Son of a motherfuckin bitch.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:21 | 4327562 the 300000000th...
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Global cooling, lol

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:29 | 4327595 Spungo
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Ha, suckers. It's 10C/50F in Spokane in the middle of January. This is one of the warmest years ever. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:42 | 4327839 SmallerGovNow2
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Check the main story at WUWT website if you want to understand why.  You're also having a drought there too no?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:59 | 4327892 W74
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Drought in the Palause? Not good for Legumes.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:57 | 4327871 W74
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Because the main current of the jet stream went over and around you this year.  Right now it's north of central British Columbia, but south of Tallahasse.  Hmmmmm, why the fuck is that?   Also of note is that places like Nebraska are in continential interiors and thus don't get a moderating influence from oceans (though on the other side of the Cascades you get less than, say, Seattle or Vancouver or even Anchorage).  If you're not by an ocean you're going to get baked in summers and freeze in winters. How people fail to understand weather patters and how they're influenced by basic geography is beyond me.  Maybe we need more private schools so that people can understand that weather patterns curve rather than follow linear lines of lattitude.  Amazing.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:31 | 4327600 Montezuma
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Cant they just pray it away like they did with the drought... oh wait.. Its not question will climate change happen, its already happening (yes we can argue which causes it, solarwinds, co2 etc.) and soon govs. start to take action on adapting (trying to slow it down has been a joke), which can create alot of money making opportunities (other than made up virtual currencies).

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:31 | 4327601 superflex
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Fuck this shit.

I just got all the salt off my car from the last one.

Long car washes and salt miners

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:31 | 4327602 Atomizer
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Let's just recreate a new carbon credit ponzi system to make this all go away.



Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:34 | 4327607 yogibear
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Now 40 seems like a heatwave.  They should have left the global warming researchers on the ship. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:37 | 4327627 Atomizer
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I'll bet they didn't bother taking any new ice core samples.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:33 | 4327810 TBT or not TBT
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They took the time to do some other coring practices in the staterooms. They weren't on an ice breaker, but rather a sort of small reinforced cruise ship.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:37 | 4327628 tony wilson
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rothschild and his fabian society satanic hench men want you dead.

you fuckers are not die ing yet.

please die.

ass soon as we get the population down all us rich old men can play with the pick of the girly crop 10 girlfriends each all chosen for fitness youth attaction and allure.

while you are waiting to be analised and die dutch can tell you about weather weapons with names like haarp.



Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:41 | 4327637 The Invisible Foot
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Slow news day huh.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:42 | 4327640 MopWater
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Funny, we used to call them Alberta Clippers, now its a

*drum roll*

Amazing...just like TWC naming snowstorms. Local sports stations has been naming Snownamis for years mocking the "weather terrorists"...then they actually started naming them.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:34 | 4328231 dvfco
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I'm with you Mop - giving names to storms that produce accumulations of snow is so fucking dumb you'd think that Obama thought of it and wrote it into an executive order.  

I want to know . . . .a) Who thought of naming winter storms and b) who was that person's boss?  They should both be fired and, well, I guess that will be enough.  There's no reason to be spiteful.  I just can't see myself in 15 years saying, "Boy, remember Winter Storm Ben that came in November.  That was a bitch.  What year was that again?"

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:45 | 4327650 Bo Peep
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That fcuker Bernanke's up to summut, keep feel it in my bones. Second attempt at freezing our assets.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:48 | 4327656 olle
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This has going on for centuries, either US or Northern Europe has cold/warm winters. It has to do with the jet-streams I´ve leranerd. Scandinavia has had the warmest winter for a long time, first snow in Stockholm 10¨th of Jan wich is extreeme, while US has been hit hard with winter. Next year it might be our turn....


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:47 | 4327660 Little Boomer
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In New England we used to call this phenomenon The Montreal Express. Happens 15 times a winter.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:53 | 4327671 cougar_w
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And so long as it stayed up there nobody noticed.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:53 | 4327672 ptoemmes
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Please, on Wall Street.  Please:

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:58 | 4327690 DOT
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Say it with me, bitchez,

Vortex...VORTEX...VORTEX !!!  (now chug a can of beer and smash it on your forehead)

Cold weather means you don't have to buy ice for the kegger.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 13:59 | 4327693 olle
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Right MopW, before we simply called it winter,

today media name every event "the russian snow cannon", "super winter" or "diastrous snowfall" .... media hype

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:00 | 4327696 BudFox2012
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Illegals from the south, cold air from the north.  The US needs some new neighbors

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:29 | 4328211 dvfco
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It reminds me of the Carlin bit (I think it was Carlin, but I'm not sure).  "What are we worried about - we can't get invaded from the south, they're all here already.  And Canada, our Salvation Army could take them."

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:05 | 4327708 LetsGetPhysical
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Cold weather during winter? Surely you jest. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:14 | 4327729 q99x2
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I'll take any excuse not to work that I can get.

I'm in Los Angeles and if Pittsburgh is frozen well I'm from Pittsburgh and I'm not workin.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:45 | 4327847 Ms. Erable
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And in the two cities you mention, neither is anyone else.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:54 | 4328097 cbxer55
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Hahahaha!!!!!!!  ;-)

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:35 | 4327816 Rising Sun
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Cold weather - well that should send the economy into recession according to the MSM.


Happy New Year Tylers!!!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:57 | 4327881 Calmyourself
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Time goes both ways huh, i'll bet ..  But, but its different this time its for your own good, submit bitchez... 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:57 | 4327883 Reference Variable
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I saw a map like this in a video game years ago. That purplish area is most certainly a frost witch. You must slay her with a runic sword or the land will freeze forever.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:38 | 4328465 ILikeBoats
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Don't you need to already have the Sword of a Thousand Truths though?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:00 | 4327893 aerojet
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Sky News is fucked--our local forecast has no information about another Polar Vortex.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:07 | 4327905 LFMayor
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So just like last week, we'll hear all the limp wristed, agreeable lesbians with penises telling us from every media outlet available that if we go out in this killer cold, we'll freeze solid in 10 minutes!

Weakness.  This past Monday it took me about an hour, hour-fifteen to shovel my damn 40 yard driveway.  -12, with probably 15 mph winds.  I had to get back in the truck a couple times (which was running) and warm my hands but damn son!  I wasn't fucking having fun, but it was a long damn way from killing me.

Even the wife fell for the incessant propaganda, was pissy because "I was going out in that".   Trouble is, work still needs done, people live in worse, all over the world and the fucking nudicorn horn blowers from The Weather Channel sure as hell weren't going to show up and do it.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:21 | 4327973 Flakmeister
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Have you considered wearing gloves?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:55 | 4328099 Calmyourself
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I use a 743 bobcat cranked way up to keep GAIA warm.  It's a pleasure and yep I wear gloves while I do it.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:28 | 4328209 LFMayor
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LOL, thanks Flak, I'll give those a whirl when this next killer storm blows in!

honestly, that wind was HARSH. My eyelids would freeze together momentarily when I blinked.   I actually worked a sweat, my tee shirt was soaked by the time I was done and probably the last 1/2 I no longer had trouble with my hands, had enough core temp and blood flowing that I didn't need to stop to warm them.

I didn't wear my polypros, knew I would be right back inside when done, but I've worn them hunting in 8 degree weather and they will save your monkey ass in weather this bad, since they wick away moisture. Cotton will freeze your ass for sure.  All you preppers out there, take some advice and get a set of base layer poly long underwear and a set of the ECWCS long handles to go over them.  Poly sock liners with wool socks are the bomb, too, i wore those with a pair of Bates goretex winter desert boots and was good to go.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:18 | 4328982 Flakmeister
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I have heavy wool gloves with mitten flaps lined with Thinsulate, Good balance between versatility and warmth, with the mitten flaps open fingers are only exposed to the second knuckle but you can still do fine manipulation...

Flak knows cold and how to deal with it...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:12 | 4327941 the grateful un...
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hey the weather is great here in socal but i dont see any new construction

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:25 | 4327976 Skiprrrdog
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brrrr... are there any more Coronas left?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:24 | 4327977 Skiprrrdog
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They say the last Ice Age began/ended in as little as a year. Im glad I saved all my cold weather stuff whn I moved to AZ from CO. The vortex has been bad here...only getting up to about 70 or so during the day...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:32 | 4328017 americanspirit
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Bankers lick railroad tracks. If only.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:51 | 4328087 Not_Sure
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Yawn! Really? It's cold in winter? Whodathunkit!


We are truly a boring species.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:58 | 4328108 Calmyourself
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No we are a species where the true believers in evolution as the source of the species would have us believe evolutio n and adaptation cannot save us unless THEY take control..

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:15 | 4328385 Karl von Bahnhof
Mon, 01/13/2014 - 21:29 | 4329179 RMolineaux
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In other words, we have typical January weather.  We also had the traditional January thaw today, with NY temperature hitting 64 degrees farenheit.

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 17:23 | 4331796 Vin
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Well I don't know about you guys, but to me this proves it once and for's all caused by global warming.  Yep, you skeptics just can't see the evidence right in front of your noses, your very cold, frost-bitten noses.

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