NEWSLETTER February 2007
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|Well folks, I am writing this on February 2nd, and you all know what day this is? Ground Hog Day when they take that furry critter out of his comfortable warm hole, and bring him out before thousands of people and TV cameras just too see if he see his shadow or not. Well, today for only the 14th time since 1886, Punxutawney Phil did not see his shadow. Thus he has decided to not go back into his hole but to stay out of his hole and enjoy an early spring.|
Well, I do not know about this critter but with zero temperatures on the way for the beginning of next week, I would say that we definitely have to wait for the official start of spring on March 21st or even the metrological beginning of spring on March 1st before putting much faith into Phil's prognostication. Of course we also have Day Light Savings time that begins for the first time this year on March 11th, and with also some spring flowers starting to show I would think that spring is not all that far away. Think spring folks.
The other big thing weatherwise is the lack of snow in many parts of the country. Here in Rhode Island we are officially 15 inches below normal. Even in Northern New England where they normally measure the snowfall in feet this time of year are only measuring it in inches. Some areas of the country that normally do not see snow at this time of the year are seeing more than what we have here in the north east. I have only recorded 3 inches so far this season here in Warren. This time last year we had already had close to 18 inches. But we still have time folks. In 1978 we had also up until the Blizzard of 78 been in a snow drought and then the big Blizzard came along and you all know what that did to use. So, we still have time, but like I say in my daily reports we are starting to run out to time in the snow department.
We have also seen just today a terrible outbreak of tornado's in central Florida. This has touched some of our members and also members of our families that live in that area. A very early start to the severe weather season folks. Please remember though that when severe weather does break out in your area a Weatherfun member is only a phone call away to give you vital weather information for your area. This was proven today when Steve was driving in the central Florida area and he received a phone call from Lynn telling him that more severe weather was in his area. As in the past folks, this proves that Weatherfun members are here literally 24/7 to provide you with severe weather information if you need it. Please feel free to call one of us if you should be in the line of severe weather.
REUNION: As I write Jerry's Words we are making plans for this year's Annual Weatherfun Family Reunion to be held July 12th to the 15th. We are making plans for a great time this year folks and if you have not attend a family reunion as of yet, why not start with this year's reunion? Where can you go to talk about weather, visit some areas of the northeast, great family fun, and great food other than a Weatherfun Family Reunion. Why not plan to attend this year's reunion folks, and join in the fun? Further information will be coming your way shortly.
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the 2/2/07 tornadoes in Florida
Jackson Hole, WY resort cam
You can read more about the Enhanced Fujita Scale HERE & HERE
It was not until the easterly trade winds, which had reversed in 1997, abruptly returned to near normal strength in mid-May 1998 that the cold subsurface waters were drawn upward. When that happened, sea surface temperatures plummeted 14 degrees during one 30-day period, marking an end to the El Nino.
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