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Record breaking weekend

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Record breaking highs were set over the weekend, but not for how warm they were.

Not only were our temperatures cooler than average this past weekend, but they were so cold we actually broke records on both Saturday and Sunday for lowest highs.

For Concordia, the old record lowest high for Oct. 10th was 41 set in 1987. We broke this record with a high of 40 degrees. The old record lowest high for Oct. 11th was 48 in 1946, which was broken with a chilly high of 39 degrees.

For Topeka, the old record lowest high for Oct. 10th was 45 set in 1932 and tied in 1985; we set a new record lowest high of 40 degrees. The old record lowest high for Oct. 11th was 48 in 1909, which we broke with a high of 42 degrees.

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Kirk Larson 4 years, 11 months ago

Anomalous weather conditions, just like the climate scientists predicted.

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BigPrune 4 years, 11 months ago

Global warming actually creates colder temperatures! Another oxymoron provided by those wacky liberals (read: fascists).

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notjustastudent 4 years, 11 months ago

Actually, global warming causes extreme weather fluctuations, and in the past has plunged the world into an ice age? How you might ask? When the north ice cap begins to melt, it releases cold water into major ocean currents, causing the oceans to cool, causing the world to cool. This comes from wacky scientists, not liberals, though I can't speculate on their political ideologies...

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BigPrune 4 years, 11 months ago

That's funny since scientists told the world we were on the verge of another 10,000 year ice age back in the 1970's but the temperatures hadn't increased at all.

Then we were told that when the northern ice cap melts - because it is over the ocean, that the water levels will increase - but this doesn't make sense since ice displaces more volume than water. So the only ice that adds to the volume of the water is any ice that is above the water - and we all know - that’s just the tip of the iceberg - because the majority of the ice in an iceberg is under water.

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devobrun 4 years, 11 months ago

It isn't science unless you can test it.

Predictions of climate are untestable until they happen.

So far, climate models have done a poor job of anticipating the weather over a large region for time frames of 1 year, 10 years, 30 years.

The models have to be modified continually as data comes in. New predictions that continually evolve are not believable any more than Nostradamus, or P.T. Barnum.

Science is in sad shape right now. Computer models aren't tests, but many scientists think they are. Eventually, the general public will wise up and see that computer models of financial systems, weather, climate, and lots of other things are overwrought.

Including the prediction of weather patterns in central North America in October. Our current weather is interesting. And that's about as far as it goes. Further speculation is just a narrative, a story, designed to make the general population think that "scientists" know more than they really do.

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hujiko 4 years, 11 months ago

BigPrune: Just because the Northern Ice Cap will not add to the level of water in the oceans, doesn't mean that the Greenland or Antarctic Ice Caps won't. Any five year old could tell you this.

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a_flock_of_jayhawks 4 years, 11 months ago

BP says...

"Then we were told that when the northern ice cap melts - because it is over the ocean, that the water levels will increase - but this doesn't make sense since ice displaces more volume than water. So the only ice that adds to the volume of the water is any ice that is above the water - and we all know - that’s just the tip of the iceberg - because the majority of the ice in an iceberg is under water."

A couple of big problems, BP. First, the Greenland ice sheet holds most of the Arctic water and it is above ground. Second, Antarctic ice holds a significant amount of water above ground and studies have discovered that Antarctic ice melt is a contributor. Although Antarctica did not experience warming, ocean warming and sea level rise from the Arctic contributed to it. One other interesting note for you is that KU is gathering information and studying the issue (CReSIS https://www.cresis.ku.edu/index.php)

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blindrabbit 4 years, 11 months ago

prune: Partially correct; the floating sea-ice issue is a minor factor in sea levels either rising or falling. A more researched response on your part would reveal that the vast proportion of the sea-level rise would be caused by the melting of land grounded ice. Antarctica, Greenland would be the major contributors. And since land based ice is often denser due to compression, any melting would directly add to sea-rise.

I don't think there is any doubt about shrinking (melting) of the Greenland icecap esp.

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Satirical 4 years, 11 months ago

Don't you guys know that any and all unusual weather is caused by global warming? Unusual weather never existed until global warming. It's true because Al Gore told me so. I read it on his internet.

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Satirical 4 years, 11 months ago

"This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.

But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.

And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.

So what on Earth is going on? "

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8299079.stm

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jimmyjms 4 years, 11 months ago

Besides, who you gonna believe, the National Academy of Sciences, or some dude named "Big Prune" on a rinky-dink local paper's blog in Kansas?

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...insert "learned liberal fascism" here.

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devobrun 4 years, 11 months ago

Santini: That would be because scientists are not only shopping for grants.....it is their job.

What is a scientist without a grant? Hint: want fries with your burger?

But no! Scientists are above the fray. They get funding and they don't need to be subject to human foibles.

Not.

Shoot, they might even steal an ambulance.

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a_flock_of_jayhawks 4 years, 11 months ago

Yeah, all of a sudden we have these science expert texperts that have the "real" inside.

Yeah, right. They probably wouldn't know science when it hits them in the backsides.

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Darwin 4 years, 11 months ago

All hell is going to break loose in 2012.

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