Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Dear Diary...

I was going to pop up some popcorn when I got home...

Best-laid plans  Dept

Didn’t even make it home yet, and it’s all over but the whining.

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Thursday, 14 January 2010

Dear Diary...

Paging Al... oh, never mind!

How cold was it?  It was SO cold...  Dept
National Weather Service:
The first twelve days of 2010 in Indianapolis rank as the 14th coldest start to January on record in terms of daily average temperature.  The coldest temperature seen during the 12 day period was 1 degree on January 3.  The warmest temperature recorded during the period was 31 degrees on January 12.  The last time the first 12 days of January averaged colder was in 1999. The last time we had at least 12 consecutive days below 32 degrees was in 2007.

In terms of high temperature only, the first 12 days of January rank as the 9th coldest start of the month...
Indianapolis temperatures, December 31-January 13
The temperature surged above 32 degrees in Indianapolis on January 13 for the first time since December 31, as most of central Indiana rose into the middle and upper 30s.  This marks the end to the longest streak of continuous subfreezing temperatures in almost three years.  That streak lasted 15 consecutive days, from January 28-February 11, 2007.  The longest streak of consecutive subfreezing temperatures in Indianapolis began on December 29, 1976 and continued until February 2, 1977, a total of 36 days.
The NWS story includes a nice satellite photo of snow-covered Indiana taken yesterday.

Elsewhere:

Earlier:  C-c-c-cold!

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Tuesday, 05 January 2010

Dear Diary...

C-c-c-cold!


National Weather Service:

The average temperatures for the first three days of 2010 are among the coldest of record for Indianapolis. The last time the New Year began on a colder note was in 1940 or 70 years ago...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Lowest Average Temperatures
for January 1 - January 3
(records begin in 1871)
“Coldness”
Rank
Average Temperature
Degrees F
Year(s)
1 (tie) 1928, 1887
3 (tie)8.7°
1879, 1877
58.8°1940
611.2°1920
711.7°2010
812.2°1974
913.7°1968
1013.8°1979
1114.0°1918
1214.5°2008
1314.7°
1969
14 (tie)15.2°2001, 1977
1615.3°1958
1715.5°1901
18 (tie)15.7°1919, 1885
2016.0°
1945

The latest forecast indicates that the first 10 days of the New Year will continue to remain near the top ten coldest starts to a new year. The average temperature for the first ten days of January is expected to be around 14 degrees. The last time the first ten days of a new year were colder was in 1999, and the last time Indianapolis experienced a cold spell of this duration or colder was in February 2007. The record cold for a ten day period is 0.5 degrees which occurred from December 15-24, 1989.

Indianapolis, Indiana
Predicted Lowest Average Temperatures
for January 1 - January 10
(records begin in 1871)
“Coldness”
Rank
Average Temperature
Degrees F
Year(s)
1 (tie) 8.2°1970, 1887
38.3°
1879
49.0°1884
59.4°1912
610.6°1979
712.3°1999
812.5°1968
913.2°1942
1013.4°1875
-13.5°
projected
2010
1114.1°1988
1214.2°1940
1315.1°
1969
1415.3°1977
1515.6°1893
16 (tie)15.9°1981, 1877
1817.9°1974
1918.8°1996
2018.9°
1920

Gotta order some more oil!

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