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Snow in Southern U.S.
Friday, February 11th 2011, 8:18 PM GMT
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The icy fingers of winter 2010-11 reached down into the south central U.S. for the second time in a week, breaking many local records for snowfall in a month that is still only 10 days old.
Snowfall totals topped 20 inches (50 centimeters) in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Arkansas, just one week after a Groundhog Day storm coated the region with several inches. Meanwhile, temperatures dropped into the single digits in the American Plains and in Colorado. The storms moved east to dump more snow, ice, and rain in Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Carolinas.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this clear view of the nation's mid-section at 1:25 Central Standard Time on February 10, 2011. Nearly all of the white in this image is snow and ice, except for a bit of clouds in the lower right (southeast) corner. In the larger image file, the outlines of the Ouachita and Ozark mountain ranges darken the snowy landscape, while river valleys such as the Mississippi appear brighter due to fewer trees. Gray-white areas are often developed, urban landscapes that have been coated by snow; some, however, are just rural areas that received less snow.

Tulsa, Oklahoma, received 5.5 inches (14 cm) of snow on February 9, bringing its total to 20.9 inches (53 cm) for the winter, the snowiest on record. In Oklahoma City, 6 inches (15 cm) fell as well, making February 2011 the second snowiest month (18 inches so far) in the state's records, behind March 1911 (20.7 inches). News outlets reported collapsed roofs on a number of public and private buildings and the state Health Department reported 80 storm-related injuries.

Between 12 to 17 inches of new snow fell in eastern and south central Kansas, and it has snowed as much this February as it usually does for an entire winter, a spokesperson for the Kansas Department of Transportation told Reuters.

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MUST SEE YOUTUBE: Midwest Buckles Under a Snowstorm for the Decade
Sunday, February 6th 2011, 2:24 PM GMT
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A massive storm billed as the worst in decades barreled toward the northeast Wednesday, leaving vast swaths from Chicago to New York paralyzed by snow and ice. (Feb. 2)

Also see: Storm blankets half of US in snow - Guardian
MUST SEE VIDEO LINK: Winter storm cripples two-thirds of U.S, Los Angeles Times
Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 12:22 PM GMT
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NASA Satellites Capture Data on Monster Winter Storm Affecting 30 States
Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 9:40 AM GMT
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One of the largest winter storms since the 1950s is affecting 30 U.S. states today with snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain. NASA satellites have gathering data on the storm that stretches from Texas and the Rockies to the New England states.

NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites have been providing visible, infrared and microwave looks at the storm system's clouds, precipitation, temperatures and extent.

Visible and infrared images and animations of the storm's clouds and movement are created every 15 minutes by the NASA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. using data from GOES-11 and GOES-13, the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. The GOES-13 and GOES-11 satellites that cover the eastern and western U.S., respectively, are operated by NOAA.

A visible image captured by the GOES-13 satellite this morning, Feb. 1 at 1401 UTC (9:01 a.m. EST) showed the low pressure area stretching from the Colorado Rockies and Texas east to New England and a massive area of clouds over the Midwest. The image showed what appeared to be "tails" over Texas and the Gulf coast. Those "tails" are areas where severe thunderstorms are possible today. To see an animation of the last two days of GOES-13 satellite images that show the progression of the storm, go to:
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Yet Another Snowstorm? What About Global Warming? by Paul Yeager
Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 1:20 PM GMT
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Another winter storm is pounding much of the nation. Between Midwestern blizzards, record-breaking Northeast snowfall and widespread winter cold, what's with climate change and global warming?

Are the U.S. winter extremes proof that global warming isn't happening or is even a hoax, as many skeptics suggest? Are the winter extremes a product of a warming atmosphere, as many climate change advocates assert?

While opinions about climate change vary greatly, even among experts in climate science, the consensus is that short-range weather events have little to do with the climate change debate.

There's no debating that it's been cold, especially in January. According to Deke Arndt of the federal National Climatic Data Center, "January 2011 will rank among the coldest 20 percent of Januarys on record since 1895." December, although very cold in the Deep South, averaged near normal across the country since the Southern cold was balanced by warmth elsewhere.

There's also no debating that there's been plenty of snow. January has brought record snowfall to New York City and elsewhere in the Northeast, not to mention blizzards in the Midwest and a major snow and ice storm in the Deep South.
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Temperatures plunge to -10C and snowfalls in northern England... but it's going to warm up later in the week
Monday, January 31st 2011, 10:52 AM GMT
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Temperatures plunged to minus 10.2C last night - and northern England was blasted by fresh snowfalls.

But the cold snap won't last with forecasters predicting unseasonally warm temperatures in double figures later in the week.

Sennybridge in Powys, central Wales was the coldest place in the country where it was minus 10.2C

Most of central and northern England saw of -5C overnight, the Met Office confirmed this morning.

It will be chilly today with most areas not seeing above 3C.

Tomorrow morning motorists will again have to get up early again to defrost their vehicles - with temperatures of -2C forecast across central England.

The wintry weather returned yesterday with fresh snowfalls in North Yorkshire and County Durham.
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More Snow Meanders into the Northeast by Katie Storbeck
Saturday, January 29th 2011, 1:50 PM GMT
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A weak storm system will slide from the Great Lakes into the northern mid-Atlantic today. This means that snowflakes will once again fly over areas hit hard by a snowstorm earlier this week.

Fortunately, significant accumulations are not expected from today's snowfall, with just a few snow showers in store for areas from Baltimore to Boston. The steadiest snow will fall along a zone from eastern Michigan into the central Appalachians.

Detroit, Pittsburgh and Syracuse are among the cities and towns that could be blanketed by 1 to 3 inches of snow through tonight. Meanwhile, freezing drizzle could glaze untreated surfaces in Ohio and West Virginia.

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No Break for the Winter-Weary; More Snow, Cold Coming by Paul Yeager
Friday, January 28th 2011, 3:34 PM GMT
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While residents in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic have had more than their share of winter weather, the next couple of weeks promise to bring more of the same: plenty of cold air and the potential for snowstorms.

Through the first part of next week, snowfall will be light to moderate as a couple of quick-moving and relatively weak storms sweep through the region. The cold will be a few degrees below normal late-January records -- not as intense as it was early this week.

But the potential for another major storm looms for the middle of next week, and this storm is likely to be followed by more intense cold, compliments of the Arctic region of Canada. Nighttime temperatures might again plummet to below zero by late next week.

This overall pattern -- an active storm track with widespread cold air from the northern Plains to the East Coast -- will likely continue through at least the middle of February, adding to a winter that has produced impressive and, in some cases, record-breaking snowfall.
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Here comes the snow again! Wintry showers on the way tomorrow but this time the weathermen promise just 'light flurries' by Fiona Macrae
Thursday, January 27th 2011, 12:01 PM GMT
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Image AttachmentDon't let those sprouting daffs in your back garden lull you into a false sense of security. Winter is not over yet.

Snow and bitterly cold winds are forecast for much of the South East today and the wintry showers will continue over the weekend and into next week.

The good news, however, is there will be no return to the chaos caused by last month’s deep freeze. The falls are expected to be flurries rather than blizzards.

Dave Britton, the Met Office’s chief press officer, said: ‘When people wake up today, the temperature will be between 0C (32F) and 3C (37F) and it will not climb very much throughout the day.

‘It looks like it is going to stay largely cold and dry for the rest of the week and into next week, with some snow flurries in the east

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Joe Bastardi: "A La Nina That Is King?... More Cold to Follow!"
Monday, January 24th 2011, 10:42 PM GMT
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CLICK for MUST SEE VIDEO link from Joe Bastardi and listen to what he has to say about THIS winter and the NEXT 30 YEARS
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