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Southern California's summer to end with a chill: It was the coldest in decades by Hector Becerra
Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 9:25 PM GMT
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Farewell summer, we hardly knew ye!

The last day of summer is Wednesday, but meteorologists say the season barely bothered to show up in the region this year. So cooler fall will make an almost noiseless entrance Thursday, hardly indistinguishable from the summer Southern Californians just experienced.

“Summer played hooky on us. It never really showed up,” said Bill Patzert, a climatologist for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Canada Flintridge. “We leaped from spring to fall.”

Patzert said a low-pressure trough that stalled along the West Coast from Alaska to southern Baja California kept the summer cooler than usual, with many overcast days. Monthly temperatures in downtown Los Angeles from April to now have averaged between one to three degrees cooler than normal.

Patzert said it’s one of the coolest summers in decades.
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Paper: Global Cooling began in 2003
Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 9:56 AM GMT
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Climate scientist Roger Pielke Sr has posted today an in-press paper which demonstrates that ocean temperatures flattened in 2001-2002 and have been on a negative trend since. The ocean temperature trend is far more important than the hopelessly adjusted & flawed land temperature record to assess global warming, as noted by Dr. Pielke. During this period, CO2 levels have steadily climbed, which according to the IPCC should have caused a positive radiative imbalance resulting in about .16C warming. The fact that ocean temperatures have instead been cooling falsifies the entire anthropogenic global warming hypothesis.

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From the lab to the field: How does climate science play out in reality?
Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 8:06 PM GMT
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Tonight we are in Lima, Peru's coastal capital city. It's freezing, with a bitter wind coming off the Pacific, but it's going to get worse. Tomorrow we go to Cusco at 3,400m to acclimatise and from there we're heading up into the really high Andean communities of Cuatro Lagunas and the remote valleys of Espinar at over 4,000m.


Peru is going through its coldest winter in 50 years and hundreds of people and thousands of animals have already died of hypothermia as temperatures have fallen to record -23C lows in the mountain villages. But while this year's cold has been put down to a periodic La Niña phenomenom, scientists here are convinced the bigger picture in the Andes is of progressive climate change.

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Old Farmer's Almanac: Global cooling to continue by Russell Contreras
Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 2:44 PM GMT
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DUBLIN, N.H. -- Most of the country will see a colder-than-usual winter while summer and spring will be relatively cool and dry, according to the time-honored, complex calculations of the "Old Farmer's Almanac."

The 2011 issue of the almanac, which claims to be the nation's oldest continuously published periodical, was released Tuesday. It predicts that in the coming months, the Earth will continue to see a "gradual cooling of the atmosphere ... offset by any warming caused by increased greenhouse gases."

The "Old Farmer's Almanac" also is forecasting a weak La Nina - a climate phenomenon marked by an unusual cooling of the sea surface in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

Janice Stillman, editor of the almanac, said that means much of the eastern half of the United States will experience lower-than-normal temperatures with less snow while Mid-Atlantic states will see more snowfall than usual. The West will see a mild winter with average precipitation, she said.

Meanwhile, the South will experience a cold and wet summer and the Rockies should see a mild and dry winter, according to the New Hampshire-based "Old Farmer's Almanac."

"It'll be cold. There will be no mistaking winter," Stillman said. "But it may be a little shorter or we may see some small warm spells in places like the East Coast."

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Cold Snap Hurts Crops by Kelli O'Hara
Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 11:46 AM GMT
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SANDY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Monday night's temperatures got down right frosty, some temperatures even reached record lows. And one farmer says that's a little too cool, too quickly. "Every farmer knows we're at the mercy of mother nature," Farmer Leo J. Farnsworth told ABC on Monday.

The Farnsworth farm in Sandy temperatures reached 45 degrees and for a farm that grows a wide range of vegetables and fruit, some produce was harmed by the cold weather, "we'll be impacted economically by the melons, they're the most endanger and perhaps the tomatoes too, " Farnsworth continued. Turns out, cold weather harms the growth of produce and can even kill it. Farnsworth took ABC4 out into his fields where we were able to see vines wilted from the weather, "the melons were affected and may not grow and we may not get another batch of ripe tomatoes."

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New record low temperatures set across parts of the state; other locations near record lows by Johnny Kelly
Monday, September 6th 2010, 7:36 PM GMT
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New record low temperatures were set Sunday morning in several locations as an unseasonably cool and much drier air mass settled across the state behind a cold frontal passage.

The cities of Meridian, Greenwood, Greenville and Vicksburg all set new record lows with Crystal Springs tying its record low after temperatures dropped well down into the 50s with mid and upper 40s in some locations.

New Record Lows:

-Greenwood: 50 F
-Greenville: 50 F
-Vicksburg: 49 F
-Meridian: 52 F
-Crystal Springs: 55 F (tied)
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Sydney shivers during cold and gloomy winter
Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 9:42 AM GMT
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Sydneysiders can blame cloud and rain for this winter being one of the coldest in 13 years, a meteorologist says.

"In a normal winter Sydney will have quite a few brisk mornings and sunny days but not this year," meteorologist Brett Dutschke said.

"An excess of cloudy and rainy days has led to it being a dull, cold and gloomy one, at least in June and July.

"There has been so much cloud that Sydney has had fewer days warmer than 20 degrees than in any other winter since 1990," Mr Dutschke said.

With so many cloudy days, this winter has delivered 39 days of rain, eight more than in a normal winter.

"It finally brightened up a bit in August and we even managed a 25-degree day in the second half of the month.

"But it was too late to stop this winter being colder than recent winters. There hasn't been a colder winter since 1997."
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Hot it was not... farewell to coldest August for 17 years by Ryan Kisiel
Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 2:51 PM GMT
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It should have been the height of summer, but was notable only for its low temperatures.

The UK has just endured its coldest August for 17 years, which was marked, say forecasters, by a complete absence of 'hot days'.

The month also saw the lowest single-day August temperature for 23 years, with it falling to 55f (12.8c) in Edgbaston, Birmingham, last Thursday.

And several 'notably' cold nights were recorded last week

An exceptionally cloudy period in the South East of England put something of a dampener on the holiday period as heavy rain fell across large swathes of the country

The prolonged poor weather has been blamed on a band of low pressure being pushed across the country by the jet stream - the fast-flowing air currents in the upper atmosphere that move weather systems across the northern hemisphere - which was further north during the extended sunny spells of June and July.

It meant that by the end of August there had not been a single day when the mercury rose above 81f ( 27c), forecasters said.
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NSW experiences coldest winter in 12 years
Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 4:11 AM GMT
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NSW shivered through its coldest winter in 12 years, while daytime temperatures in August hit their lowest since 1990.

NSW experienced average daytime temperatures of 15.9C, making it the coldest winter since 1998 and the 16th nippiest winter on record.

Climatologist at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Shannon Symons says widespread rainfall also resulted in the wettest winter since 2005.

"Northern inland regions received above, to very much above average rainfall and that was mainly in July and August, and that's pretty much the case (across) NSW as well," Ms Symons told AAP today.

Inland rainfall was attributed to a La Nina event, which creates cooler than average sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean.

"When we have La Nina events we, not always, but usually see enhanced rainfall across eastern Australia," Ms Symons said.
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La Niña helping chill our summer by John Lindsey
Sunday, August 29th 2010, 3:14 PM GMT
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As most beach goers will tell you, this summer has seen numerous days of overcast and drizzly weather. Not only has the atmosphere been chilly, but the waters along the immediate coastline have remained downright cold, and the harbor seals and sea lions seem to want to spend more time on the rocks and beaches.

Stronger than normal northwesterly winds have produced a greater amount of upwelling along the coastline. Combined with a strengthening La Niña (colder than normal ocean water in the equatorial and eastern Pacific), that has produced below-normal sea water temperatures throughout this summer.

In fact, up to this August, the sea water temperature has averaged a record-breaking 53 degrees at the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, the lowest since seawater temperature records started being kept in 1976. Normally, it averages about 57 degrees during August.

The name La Niña, meaning “the girl,” originates from Spanish; it’s analogous to El Niño, meaning “the boy” or “the Christ child,” which produces above-normal sea water temperatures.

For reasons we really don’t understand, pressure areas change places at irregular intervals over the equatorial Pacific. This is part of the broader El Niño-Southern Oscillation climate pattern.
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