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Thu Dec 22, 2011, 11:11 PM

No white Christmas for Fargo, it's gonna be over 40F here.

Not just on Xmas, but also on Monday and Tuesday.

No global warming my ass.

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Reply No white Christmas for Fargo, it's gonna be over 40F here. (Original post)
Odin2005 Dec 2011 OP
Angry Dragon Dec 2011 #1
XemaSab Dec 2011 #2
Bob Wallace Dec 2011 #3
XemaSab Dec 2011 #4
Bob Wallace Dec 2011 #5
XemaSab Dec 2011 #6
Bob Wallace Dec 2011 #7
XemaSab Dec 2011 #8
Bob Wallace Dec 2011 #9
Nederland Dec 2011 #13
Old and In the Way Dec 2011 #10
OnlinePoker Dec 2011 #11
NMDemDist2 Dec 2011 #12

Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 11:16 PM

1. None by the Twin Cities either

I wonder if there is any snow at all in Minnesota..................

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 11:22 PM

2. I'm looking at the rainfall totals for Redding, CA

This is what we should have had for the water year so far:

Oct 2.18
Nov 4.03
Dec 4.67

=10.88


Actual totals this year:

Oct 1.97
Nov 1.18
Dec 0.08

=3.23

Note well that almost 2/3 of the rain so far this year was in October.

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 11:29 PM

3. Over on the western side of the Trinities...

We had a weird early snowfall but aside from that almost no rain. We normally would have had a few visits from the Pineapple Express bringing lots of warm rain in from the Pacific but it hasn't happened this year.

Day after day of sunshine. It's making it easy on my firewood supply, but it's not right....

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Response to Bob Wallace (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 11:39 PM

4. Where you live at?

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 22, 2011, 11:49 PM

5. Humboldt...

Up at 3,600 feet and with a (distant) view of the ocean.

Just off Hwy 36.

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Response to Bob Wallace (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 12:03 AM

6. Up the road from Grizzly Creek?

Down the road from Mad River?

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 12:10 AM

7. Looking down on Grizzly Creek...

When the fog clears down there.... ;o)

At the top of McClellan Mountain, actually atop Larabee Buttes. About 10 miles from Grizzly as the crow flies, close to 20 as the road winds....

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Response to Bob Wallace (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 12:12 AM

8. I saw my first and only cougar

up in those parts.

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 12:20 AM

9. I saw a young one...

alongside my driveway a couple of years ago.

I followed a very large male along the Bridgeville/Kneeland road a few years back. He just casually lopped along in front of my pickup for over a half mile.

I see prints from time to time but it's rare to spot one of the big cats. Bobcats show themselves much more frequently.

I had a friend who died a few years back at the age of 96. He had been the 'county hunter' when he was younger, would be sent out to take care of a big cat that had been killing livestock. He had a skin on his family room wall, its nose touched the 8' ceiling and it's hind paws were on the floor. Its tail stretched out along the floor.

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Response to Bob Wallace (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 24, 2011, 12:56 AM

13. This is funny

Just a little over a week ago you were taking me to task because you thought (incorrectly) that I was using time periods that were too short to calculate warming trends. Now we have a case of someone claiming that a few days of warm weather in one lousy city somehow is evidence of global warming--and you are silent.

The smell of confirmation bias is overwhelming...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confirmation_bias

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 03:18 AM

10. No snow up here in Maine - 45th parallel

Ground is hardly frozen. Lakes are open. Broccoli plants still alive. Really abnormal.

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 01:33 PM

11. Because I like statistics, I decided to look it up

From 1946 onwards, Fargo has had five 40+ Christmases, 1946 - 44.1, 1957 - 41.0, 1994 - 43, 1999 - 46.9, and 2006 - 43.0.
Coldest Christmas was 1996 at -13.
Average from '46 on is 21.2 F.
Decadal averages 40's (4 years) - 28.6, 50's - 25.5, 60's - 15, 70's - 18.1, 80's - 17.8, 90's - 24.1, and 00's - 23.7

Overall, since 1946, there have been 15 Christmases above freezing in Fargo.

My source is:
http://www.almanac.com/weather/history/ND/Fargo

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Response to Odin2005 (Original post)

Fri Dec 23, 2011, 10:46 PM

12. yeah, and we're expecting 6" here in the desert southwest

that's nutz. we get a dusting or an inch or two once in a while, then it's gone the next day.

it's been snowing for two days and should snow all night and half the day tomorrow

'climate change' indeed!

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