26 February 2014

Yet ANOTHER polar vortex

The temperature this morning was approaching the lowest EVER recorded for this date in the history of recordkeeping (since mid 19th century) for Madison, Wisconsin.

This too shall pass.  And we need to keep in mind that despite all the prior polar vortex appearances, this past January was the fourth-WARMEST one ever recorded.

From Salon:
Last month was the fourth-warmest January on record, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Thursday, with temperatures 1.17 degrees warmer than the 20th century average. Since we started keeping track back in 1880, only 2002, 2003 and 2007 have had a warmer start to their year.
Top photo credit:  NASA


  1. Burning a months worth of fuel in 3 weeks sure doesn't seem warm.

  2. Hotspots in Greenland, Himalaya and Alaska?

    1. Understand that those are "departures from normal." If the normal is "very cold" the hot spot may represent "cold."


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