19 (21) in Savannah, Ga.; 11 (14) in Macon, Ga.; 6 (10) in Atlanta; 12 (15) in Augusta, Ga.; 7 (12) in Athens, Ga.; 20 (26) at St. Simons Island, Ga.; 20 (21) in Charleston, S.C.; 6 (9) in Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.; 13 (16) in Columbia, S.C.; 14 (18) in Florence, S.C.; 4 (5) in Huntsville, Ala.; 7 (11) in Birmingham, Ala.; 14 (18) in Mobile, Ala.; 13 (17) in Vicksburg, Miss.; 11 (15) in Meridian, Miss.; 14 (16) in Jackson, Miss.; 19 (25) in Gulfport, Miss.; 14 (16) in McComb, Miss.; 10 (18) in Greenwood, Miss.; 2 (6) in Knoxville, Tenn.; 5 (9) in Chattanooga, Tenn.; -1 (5) in Kingsport, Tenn.; -1 (3) in Asheville, N.C.; 9 (15) in Raleigh, N.C.; 5 (14) in Greensboro, N.C.; 6 (12) in Charlotte, N.C.; 13 (15) in Elizabeth City, N.C.; 13 (15) in Monroe, La.; 19 (20) in Baton Rouge, La.; 17 (20) in Slidell, La.; 12 (17) in Austin, Texas. Daily record lows broken today in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast (old records in parentheses): -8 (0) in Bluefield, W.V.; -8 (7) in Lewisburg, W.V.; -7 (-4) in Morgantown, W.V.; -5 (1) in Blacksburg, Va.; 8 (10) in Danville, Va.; 2 (10) in Lynchburg, Va.; 1 (8) in Roanoke, Va.; 10 (12) in Richmond, Va.; 3 (8) at Dulles Airport in northern Virginia; 3 (8) in Baltimore; 4 (6) in New York City; 4 (7) in Philadelphia; -9 (-5) in Pittsburgh; 0 (5) in Harrisburg, Pa.; -5 (-2) in Williamsport, Pa.; -8 (-5) at Mount Pocono, Pa.; 1 (6) in Reading, Pa.; 2 (6) in Trenton, N.J.; 3 (10) in Newark, N.J.; 4 (10) in Wilmington, Del. Daily record lows broken today in the Midwest (old records in parentheses): -11 (-7) in Cleveland; -11 (-5) in Akron-Canton, Ohio; -12 (-7) in Mansfield, Ohio; -14 (-6) in Toledo, Ohio; -12 (-6) in Youngstown, Ohio; -7 (-5) in Columbus, Ohio; -9 (-3) in New Philadelphia, Ohio; -8 (-3) in Zanesville, Ohio; -14 (-5) in Detroit; -14 (-10) in Flint, Mich.
There are none so blind as those who will not see.
The show is just starting. I missed this one.
Hell of a first week this year. I think we are in for a terrible year myself. People wanted change, we got it.
There were only 7 fireballs reported the day before, on Jan 6, 2014
In this diagram of the inner solar system, all of the fireball orbits intersect at a single point--Earth. The orbits are color-coded by velocity, from slow (red) to fast (blue). www.spaceweather.com
The source of all this activity is AR1944, one of the biggest sunspots of the past decade. The sprawling active region is more than 200,000 km wide and contains dozens of dark cores. Its primary core, all by itself, is large enough to swallow Earth three times over. To set the scale of the behemoth, Karzaman Ahmad inserted a picture of Earth in the corner of this picture he took on Jan. 7th from the Langkawi National Observatory in Malaysia:
SWPC Forecasters are anticipating G3 (Strong) Geomagnetic Storm conditions to occur on January 9 and 10. The source of this disturbance is a fairly fast Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME) launched from centrally-located Region 1944 at 1832 UTC (1:32 p.m. EST) on January 7. Full evaluation and modeling of this event has refined the forecast and indicates a fairly direct interaction with Earth, with the WSA-Enlil model putting arrival mid-morning UTC on January 9 (very early morning EST). In addition, the S2 (Moderate) Solar Radiation Storm associated with this event is currently near, but below, the S3 (Strong) threshold, with values leveling off at this time. At the Sun, Region 1944 remains well-placed and energetic. Updates here as this event progresses. www.noaa.gov...
VENUS, THE CRESCENT PLANET: Venus is turning its night side toward Earth as it approaches inferior solar conjunction
Solar wind flowing from this emerging coronal hole should reach Earth. Credit: SDO/AIA. www.spaceweather.com
Run for the hills. ELE in the making. lmfao
The crisis comes to us courtesy of AdAge, which contacted Velveeta-maker Kraft foods after rumors surfaced that inventory of America’s favorite cheese-like substance was becoming low in grocery stores on the East Coast due to a possible production issue. "Given the incredible popularity of Velveeta this time of year, it is possible consumers may not be able to find their favorite product on store shelves over the next couple of weeks," Kraft spokeswoman Jody More wrote AdAge via e-mail. "Our retail customers are aware of the situation and we expect it to be a short-term issue."