THE

NEWSLETTER

FEBRUARY

2010

Welcome to the

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Words From Jerry
Pinch Hitting Bill
With Jerry having all his health issues, he's asked that I do the "Words" this month. Now this is a tough act to follow.

Much of the country saw an extended January Thaw. But Mother Nature reversed gears at the end of the month with a Winter Storm from Okalahoma to the mid-Atlantic. Snow and ice made travel very dangerous. The Northeast had the coldest temperatures of the Winter so far.

Lynn came to visit me for my birthday in January. While she was here, we talked about this year's Reunion. One event that we'll be doing is visiting Blue Hill Observatory, which is celebrating its 125th Anniversary. Anyone with additional ideas for events should contact either Lynn, Jerry or me. All ideas are welcomed. We also discussed a few other things that remain a secret.

I know that many of you have been in contact with Jerry and he thanks everyone. Jerry has to behave himself now, or Susan will pinch his oxygen hose. lol

That's it for my "Words". Jerry, I sure hope that your up and about by next month to do "Words".

Bill from Long Island

January's Weather
  • 2nd-5th: At least four people died as arctic air grips much of the nation, including areas in the South that saw temperatures near or below freezing.
  • 8th-11th: Cold weather covered 2/3rds of the country. There was some snow/sleet as far south as central Florida with below freezing temperatures overnight from Texas to Florida. Records fell and homeless shelters were filled to capacity. The Florida citrus crops took a heavy hit from the cold.
  • 20th: Stormy weather lashed California for a third day with mudslides, tornados, waterspouts and flooding. Several deaths resutled from the weather. In Texas several tornadoes damaged a number of homes and buildings.
  • 21st: Several tornadoes were reported in Florida with some moble homes being damaged. High winds forced Southwest Airlines to cancel dozens of flights, twisters tossed vehicles, ripped through structures and 20-foot waves pounding the coast of California.
  • 22nd: Residents of southern Colorado are digging out from a series of storms this week that dumped up to 4 feet of snow in the mountains. In Alabama total injuries reported with a number of homes damaged from tornadoes.
  • 25th: Heavy rain with strong winds from Virginia to Maine causing travel delays, flooding, downed trees and branches and power outages.
  • 28th: A storm toppled power lines, closed major highways and buried parts of the southern Plains in heavy ice and snow. More rain fell in Central Texas than on any January day since weather records have been kept.
  • 30th: Almost 33,000 customers remain without power after a storm dumped more than a half of foot of snow across Western North Carolina. More than a foot of snow in parts of Virginia. Southern New Jersey got 10" of snow. Heavy snow of several feet in southwest Colorado caused the roof of another building to collapse.

CAM OF THE MONTH
Minot, ND

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Storms In The West
Jan 17th-22nd
From Dr Master's blog at WeatherUnderground data from the storms in the West.
    All-time low pressure records set Jan 21st:
  • Eureka, CA: 28.90", Old Record: 28.91", Feb 1891
  • Fresno, CA: 28.94", Old Record, 29.10", Jan 27, 1916
  • Bakersfield, CA: 28.94", Old Record, 29.24", Feb 3, 1998
  • Salt Lake City, UT: 28.94", Old Record, 29.00" Apr 2002
  • Reno, NV: 28.94", Old Record, 29.00", Jan 27, 1916
  • Flagstaff, AZ: 29.13", Old Record: 29.15", Feb 7, 1937
Snowfalls Totals(inches) from Jan 17th to Jan 22nd: .
  • ..ARIZONA...
    • FLAGSTAFF 3.2 NNW 36.5;SUNRISE MOUNTAIN 29.0; FOREST LAKES 26.0
    • ALPINE 20.0; CLAY SPRINGS 20.0
  • ...CALIFORNIA...
    • CHAGOOPA PLATEAU 73.6; SODA SPRINGS 63.0; SUGAR BOWL 61.0
    • LWR RELIEF VALLEY 50.6; KIRKWOOD 48.0; SQUAW VALLEY 47.0
  • ...COLORADO...
    • DURANGO 24.0; PAGOSA SPRINGS 9 NW 24.0
    • WOLF CREEK PASS 1 SSE 24.0; ABAJO 19.0
  • ...NEW MEXICO...
    • JEMEZ SPRINGS 14.0; CHAMA 12.0; BLUEWATER LAKE 11
  • ...NEVADA...
    • YUCCA FLAT 20.0; BERRY CREEK 19.0; BIG CREEK SUMMIT 16.0
  • ...UTAH...
    • BRIGHTON CREST 35.0; ALTA/COLLINS 33.5
    • DEER VALLEY DALY WEST 28.0
    Selected storm total precipitation (inches) from Sunday Jan 17 to Friday Jan 22:
    • ...ARIZONA...
      • DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB/TUCSON 10.23; BLACK CANYON CITY 10 N 6.57
      • CROWN KING 6.50; SURPRISE 1 ESE 5.58; SUN CITY NNE 4.78
    • ...CALIFORNIA...
      • LOS GATOS 4 SW 14.70; CAZADERO 13.46; LYTLE CREEK 13.39; MINING RIDGE 13.14
    • ...NEVADA...
      • NORTH LAS VEGAS AIRPORT 1.50; HENDERSON AIRPORT 1.17
    • ...OREGON...
      • AGNESS 6.4 NE 3.90; PORT ORFORD 5.0 E 3.52; BROOKINGS 4.2 ENE 2.83; BANDON 11.4 S 2.67
    • ...WASHINGTON...
      • HOQUIAM/BOWERMAN AIRPORT 2.01
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