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Polar Vortex

#1 Post by brainbomb » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:43 pm

Bismark ND Monday: -56
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Re: Polar Vortex

#2 Post by brainbomb » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:45 pm

Snow in Texas, Ice Storms, and Brutal Cold.
6 in of snow in Seattle.
-20 in Omaha Nebraska
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Re: Polar Vortex

#3 Post by nesdunk14 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:35 pm

Climatic patterns will continue to become much more erratic as this century elapses.
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Re: Polar Vortex

#4 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:45 pm

-20 in Northern Greece. Not something unheard of but it is not the usual either. We experience a low barometric coming from the far north.
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Re: Polar Vortex

#5 Post by leon1122 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:09 pm

global warming amirite

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Re: Polar Vortex

#6 Post by nesdunk14 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:23 pm

leon1122 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:09 pm
global warming amirite
As spot on as always, leon.
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Re: Polar Vortex

#7 Post by flash2015 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:37 pm

PRINCE WILLIAM wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:45 pm
-20 in Northern Greece. Not something unheard of but it is not the usual either. We experience a low barometric coming from the far north.
What is the "-20" here? Celsius or the archaic units used in North America?

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Re: Polar Vortex

#8 Post by Crazy Anglican » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:35 pm

Still, -4 Fahrenheit is colder than I'd expect for that far south.

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Re: Polar Vortex

#9 Post by Octavious » Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:47 pm

The UK had a fairly typical cold snap. Nothing particularly exceptional. The climate remains remarkably stable compared to the extremes of the mid 20th century with the amazingly cold and snowy winters of 47 and 63, and scorching summer of 76.

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Re: Polar Vortex

#10 Post by Matticus13 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:10 pm

Got to -17 here in Kansas during my shift last night. It was damn cold. The refinery was having all sorts of problems.
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Re: Polar Vortex

#11 Post by brainbomb » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:16 am

flash2015 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:37 pm
PRINCE WILLIAM wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:45 pm
-20 in Northern Greece. Not something unheard of but it is not the usual either. We experience a low barometric coming from the far north.
What is the "-20" here? Celsius or the archaic units used in North America?
Once you get to -30 C its also -30 F so just think really fuckin cold

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Re: Polar Vortex

#12 Post by MajorMitchell » Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:11 am

Crikey you do it tough in the cold northern latitudes. In the Sunny Antipodean Athenic Adelaide they're enduring a run of ,+33/35°C days with maybe 37°C at peak days & at my battered Beach Shack in Flyblown Gully by the Sea it's about 31°C today.
Emigrate to Beautiful New Zealand or Sunny Australia* & enjoy a better life.
*Australia does have a range of slightly dangerous fauna ranging from deadly spiders, octupi & jellyfish, stonefish etc, reptiles, Drop Bears to large Crocodiles and Sharks.

If an Australian tells you that your party is "As much fun as a barrel of stonefish" it's a polite Antipodean euphemism
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Re: Polar Vortex

#13 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Wed Feb 17, 2021 7:45 pm

flash2015 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:37 pm
PRINCE WILLIAM wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:45 pm
-20 in Northern Greece. Not something unheard of but it is not the usual either. We experience a low barometric coming from the far north.
What is the "-20" here? Celsius or the archaic units used in North America?
-20 Celsius, and we had the worst snowstorm of the last decades.
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Re: Polar Vortex

#14 Post by brainbomb » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:31 pm

heat wave came in today we got up to 18

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Re: Polar Vortex

#15 Post by Kay_B » Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:46 pm

nesdunk14 wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:35 pm
Climatic patterns will continue to become much more erratic as this century elapses.
I wrote it briefly and accurately. Human activities have had a great impact on the state of the planet and on climate variability over the past 50-70 years. The question now is how not to bring these changes to disaster.

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Re: Polar Vortex

#16 Post by Octavious » Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:44 pm

Where is this impact most obvious? From the perspective of the UK any significant change in rainfall patterns has yet to become apparent, with the only real indication of climate change being an increase in the rate of sea level rise.

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Re: Polar Vortex

#17 Post by nesdunk14 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:08 pm

Octavious wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:44 pm
Where is this impact most obvious? From the perspective of the UK any significant change in rainfall patterns has yet to become apparent, with the only real indication of climate change being an increase in the rate of sea level rise.
The UK has seen a dramatic rise in average temperatures, and a severe increase in heat wave frequency since the industrial revolution, especially over the past few decades. In the last thirty years alone, sea temperatures have risen an average of 0.7 C. The changing of ocean currents will have the largest impact on Northern Europe, and exactly how the Gulf Stream will change is yet to be determined, but any scenario involves dramatic changes in weather patterns.
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Re: Polar Vortex

#18 Post by MajorMitchell » Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:20 am

Dear Octavious our Oracle, perhaps getting thrashed in Omnipotent Zultar's fantastic Holiday Competition Game may have distracted you, the scientific research supports the comments of nesdunk14.
You also forgot to mention the unusually high rainfall over western Europe circa 1915-18? The squabbling in the Somme, Flanders & other locations overall benefitted from this exceptional biblical deluge. More souls for God & Lucifer to share.
When I see player names like nesdunk14 I am inclined to wonder if disengaged Millennials playing with IT devices or those persons with memory retention issues are using player names to record passwords for bank accounts, security alarms etc.

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Re: Polar Vortex

#19 Post by nesdunk14 » Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:17 am

MajorMitchell wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:20 am
When I see player names like nesdunk14 I am inclined to wonder if disengaged Millennials playing with IT devices or those persons with memory retention issues are using player names to record passwords for bank accounts, security alarms etc.
It's my name backwards.
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Re: Polar Vortex

#20 Post by Octavious » Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:33 am

nesdunk14 wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:08 pm
Octavious wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:44 pm
Where is this impact most obvious? From the perspective of the UK any significant change in rainfall patterns has yet to become apparent, with the only real indication of climate change being an increase in the rate of sea level rise.
The UK has seen a dramatic rise in average temperatures, and a severe increase in heat wave frequency since the industrial revolution, especially over the past few decades. In the last thirty years alone, sea temperatures have risen an average of 0.7 C. The changing of ocean currents will have the largest impact on Northern Europe, and exactly how the Gulf Stream will change is yet to be determined, but any scenario involves dramatic changes in weather patterns.
I'm not particularly interested in a discussion over evidence of climate change in the UK. I worked in the Environment Agency for a decade and have a degree flood risk management that heavily featured future proofing from the impact of climate change and I know full well how limited the current impact of climate change is. The evidence just isn't there. It would have made the job a hell of a lot easier if it was, but what evidence says and what you want it to say are so often very different things.

What I'm curious about is the parts of the world where the impact is already significant and obvious.

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