Monday, February 14, 2011

Shortest Ice Age on Record?
Whole Lotta Meltin' Goin' On

Here's an update on how that ice age is coming along:
Nano Ice Age Update: Records Roasted

With all the hoopla recently about record snowfalls, all-time record low temperatures, and so forth, here's a chart you're not likely to see on the ice-age monger sites. At midnight EST on February 14, the middle of February, the U.S. temperature map above (from Unisys, click to enlarge) shows that these are the only substantial areas in the contiguous 48 states with temperatures below 30°:
  • Central Rockies
  • Eastern Montana and extreme northeastern Wyoming
  • Extreme northern border of Minnesota
  • Northern Vermont and New Hampshire
  • Non-coastal Maine
The Weather Channel reported on-air this evening that the area of the U.S. with snow on the ground decreased by over 10 percentage points in the last 24 hours.

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