October One of The Coldest on Record

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Doug Thomas
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October One of The Coldest on Record

"Experts say the cool temperatures are due to a jet stream pushing arctic air from the northwest. This El Nino weather pattern typically makes for a cold October and November. Milder temperatures follow in December, January and February, he said.
"El Nino caused it to be colder here. El Nino is a warming cycle. Ergo, because it is colder than normal in Maine in October does not mean global warming does not exist when that cold was brought about by a warming elsewhere.Sorry, it being cold does not mean global warming isn't happening. Of course, the converse is also true.

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October One of The Coldest on Record

October ends as one of the coldest on record
Nov. 01, 2002
By the Associated Press

If it seemed pretty chilly outside during October, there's a good explanation: it was one of the coldest Octobers on record for some states.
In fact, it was the coldest October on record in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Al Volker is with the National Weather Service in Grand Forks. He says temperatures averaged about ten degrees below normal last month. The previous record was set in 1969. Records for Grand Forks only go back to 1941. Volker says there's no guarantee the chilly weather will get back to normal anytime soon. In Iowa, preliminary analysis suggests this October was the seventh-coldest in 130 years of record keeping, said state climatologist Harry Hillaker. The average state temperature for Iowa this October was 46.5 degrees, compared with the normal 52.1 degrees, Hillaker said. The coldest October hit in 1925, with an average of 40.1 degrees. October temperatures generally aren't a good indicator of how cold the rest of the winter might be, Hillaker said. But a warmer November never follows, he said. Of the coldest 19 Octobers on record, only four have been followed by warmer-than-usual Novembers. "The odds are definitely favoring more of the same," Hillaker said. Experts say the cool temperatures are due to a jet stream pushing arctic air from the northwest. This El Nino weather pattern typically makes for a cold October and November. Milder temperatures follow in December, January and February, he said. "The cold air has been pushed down here, so it hasn't been able to stagnate up north," Hillaker said. "That decreases the odds of getting really bitter cold temperatures later on in the winter." Elementary teacher Angie Schreurs said she's hoping spring comes early. "I can't wait," said Schreurs, a physical education instructor at a Des Moines school. "We'll just have to bear with it and try to stay warm."

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Re: October One of The Coldest on Record

Didn't George Mitchell and all the smart dems claim the earth is warming up??? :confused: :confused: :confused:

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Re: October One of The Coldest on Record

Doug, you of all people should know facts and cyclical data mean nothing in an election year.It is like the morning aftah pill ~ then the shoe drops!

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Re: October One of The Coldest on Record

If last month had been the warmest on record it would have been on the front page of every newspaper in the country. Since it was the coldest, it made the back pages if at all.
Why?

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Re: October One of The Coldest on Record

Bangor October average was 43 deg F,about 4 deg below average. Where this falls in historical climate records? Well for the whole State: The average is about 45. The record low was 38 in 1925. The record high average temp for Maine was in 1913. It was 58. So is Maine getting warmer or colder? I am a trained meteorologist and my definitive answer is YES![ 11-03-2002: Message edited by: larryjohnson ]

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Re: October One of The Coldest on Record

The power of provincialism![b]Weather is crippling our efforts: fire boss[/b]By Michael Bradley
November 11 2002
Some areas of the state are so dry that traditional firefighting methods are failing, the NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner, Phil Koperberg, has said.
Record low humidity levels have been recorded in recent weeks across much of NSW, he said, while Sydney is experiencing its driest conditions in 104 years.
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We've got rainforest burning on the North Coast which probably hasn't burnt for several hundred years and you could never set fire to it normally if you tried.
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Around 3000 firefighters battling more than 100 blazes around NSW were assisted by cooler weather yesterday. However, 32 of those fires were still burning out of control last night
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The cooler weather is expected to stay until tomorrow, but temperatures in the high 30s [30 degrees celsius equals 86 degrees farenheit] and low humidity is forecast through much of the state for Wednesday. No rainfall has been forecast for this week.
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