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    NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe

    http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories200 ... olest.html

    U.S. Winter Temperature Highlights

    2007 Statewide temperature chart.

    The average temperature across both the contiguous U.S. and the globe during climatological winter (December 2007-February 2008) was the coolest since 2001, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, N.C

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    * In the contiguous United States, the average winter temperature was 33.2°F (0.6°C), which was 0.2°F (0.1°C) above the 20th century average – yet still ranks as the coolest since 2001. It was the 54th coolest winter since national records began in 1895.

    * Winter temperatures were warmer than average from Texas to the Southeast and along the Eastern Seaboard, while cooler-than-average temperatures stretched from much of the upper Midwest to the West Coast.

    * With higher-than-average temperatures in the Northeast and South, the contiguous U.S. winter temperature-related energy demand was approximately 1.7 percent lower than average, based on NOAA’s Residential Energy Demand Temperature Index.
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    Re: NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe

    Yeah, so much for global warming eh?

    Here where I am, we were 4 inches from record snowfall.... ever...
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    Re: NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe

    Didnt feel that way, we hardly got any snow!

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    Re: NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe

    While the Midwest got clobbered and even points up north just a few hundred miles away got buried all winter, here in NYC we got about 8 inches of snow total, and 6 of those inches were from one storm. Just two years ago we experienced the heaviest snowfall in history, 26.9in in Central Park. I think the coldest it got was the low teens a couple of days in January...normally we have at least one week, usually more, of real cold single-digits and low teens...while in February we had many days in the upper 40s and one day in the upper 60s where I went out in shorts. I think these extreme events, along with others that have happened here and the snow in the Midwest this year, are pretty good evidence that the climate is changing. I just don't think that it's caused by us.
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    Re: NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe

    Quote Originally Posted by GothamSpotter
    I think these extreme events, along with others that have happened here and the snow in the Midwest this year, are pretty good evidence that the climate is changing. I just don't think that it's caused by us.
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    Re: NOAA: Coolest Winter Since 2001 for U.S., Globe

    Of course the RIAA would probably blame MORE pirates for global warming.
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    AARRGGHHH Ye Matey!!!
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