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Winnipeg is on the way to setting a new record for the warmest January ever. ...Weather experts say mild Pacific air is pushing the mercury to heights never before seen – or at least not seen as frequently – in a Winnipeg January.
Environment Canada meteorologist Dale Marciski says the average temperature in Winnipeg so far this January has been –7.7 C, while the normal average is –17.8 C. ..."The old record was –10.6 C, set back in January 1944, so we're running about three degrees above the record right now, and there's only six more days to go [in January]," Marciski told CBC Wednesday morning.
While many Winnipeggers have been secretly blessing global warming as they leave their parkas and tuques in the closet, Marciski says this year's odd temperatures aren't due to climate change. Instead, he credits a low-pressure system off the Pacific coast. ..."That is the reason why it's warm – but also the absence of real cold air across the north. That hasn't really been dropping down very far across the Prairies as it would often do at this time of year."
'Peg set to smash 60-year-old weather record
The two massive ice surges, known to Alaska Natives as ivus, were the city's largest in more than a quarter of a century and stunned residents who had never seen large blocks of ice rammed ashore.
State could have its driest winter season in centuries
As much of Arizona enters an 11th year of drought conditions, the state could experience its driest winter season in centuries.
And that has officials worried about agriculture, water supplies and the threat of wildfires.
Arizona's mountains are virtually bare, with snowpack conditions worse than they were at the same time in 2002 — a year that set records as one of the driest in five centuries.
Rural areas are bracing for water shortages by early summer if rains don't come.
Originally posted by Regenmacher
No snowcones here, not even water to make ice.
Phoenix broke it's second longest dry spell record. No rain has fallen since october 18, 2005 and today marks the 103rd day with no rain. Long range forecast indicates a slight chance of rain on February 10th...don't count on it.
Record dry spell is no picnic for weather forecasters
Britain faces drought after dry winter
Southeast England faces a summer of drought after the driest 15 months in 30 years, but northwest Scotland and Wales have had more rain than usual.
Texas Cattlemen Reel as Drought, Wildfires Destroy Pastures
Drought conditions across Texas, the largest U.S. cattle- raising state, have parched pastures. Wildfires have destroyed much of the vegetation north of Dallas, adding to the woes of an industry with more than $6 billion in annual sales in the state.
Floods leave over 900 homeless in Tanzania
Local authorities have sheltered 938 people whose homes were ruined by floods in the wake of 14-hour non-stop rains in western Tanzania.
Earth's north magnetic pole is drifting away from North America and toward Siberia at such a clip that Alaska might lose its spectacular Northern Lights in the next 50 years, scientists said Thursday.
Originally posted by Regenmacher
Extremes and severe polarities in many facets lately. Seems the state of the world's geopolitical arena are in unison or synchronicity with the weather, and lends creedence to the saying, "humanity is but a reflection of the enviroment".