Cold End to 2013
was definitely a cold end to 2013 for many folks across the northern
tier of the nation. Here's a frigid picture from my good friend Amy
Betwy out of Duluth, Minnesota. The air temperature earlier Tuesday was
-21F with a wind chill of -40F!
Coldest of the Cold
are some of the coldest readings (and wind chills) from AM Tuesday (New
Year's Eve) from the National Weather Service out of Duluth, MN. Note
the -43F low temperature from Embarrass, which was the coldest
temperature recorded across the entire Lower 48 on Tuesday!
Cold December in International Falls
to the National Weather Service, International Falls had one of it's
coldest December's on record! Through the 30th of December it was the
More Cold on the Way...
hate to say it, but it appears that the cold air could stick around
through mid January. Note the brief warm up later this week across the
Midwest prior to another (potentially even colder blast) by next week.
New Year's Eve Temps
On Tuesday morning the core of the coldest air was situated near the Hudson Bay.
Friday, January 3rd
late this week, the core of the coldest air looks to be situated over
parts of the Northeast with another lobe developing across northern
Monday, January 6th
forecasts still point to a very frigid start to the work week next week
as that secondary lobe of Arctic air brushes the Upper Mississippi
Valley/Great Lakes Region. If the current forecast holds, this surge of
Arctic air will be felt across a more widespread area in the eastern
half of the nation.
Temperature Outlook Thru Mid January
to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, there's a good chance that below
normal conditions will continue right throught the middle of the month.
It's probably not what some folks want to hear after such a cold
December, but January is typically the coldest month of the year.
Think Warm Thoughts!
to my good friend Meghan Gehrke for this teaser... At this point she's
probably trying to rub it in! Looks fantastic in the eastern Caribbean
on the Island of St. Lucia.
Big Lines at Disney World
a nice thing that temperature were rather warm on Tuesday afternoon at
Disney World. Take a look at these lines for folks waiting to get into
the park for the New Year's Eve festivities. Apparently the wait time
was nearly 2 to 4 hours!
(picture courtesy: @scarlettashley1)
Ringing in the New Year
Happy New Year! Here's was a brilliant shot from Sydney Australia as they rang in the New Year Down Under.
(photo courtesy: @Coral)
Top 10 Most Popular New Year's Resolutions
an article from Fool.com, which shows the most popular New Year's
Resolutions according to a study done by Harris. I bet you can guess the
# 1 resolution...
"# 10: Set aside time for yourself
but certainly not least, is the 10th most common New Year's resolution
that states American's desire to get more "me time." Like No. 9 above, I
can whole-heartedly agree with this one as "me time" is an important
key to relaxation.
Perhaps nothing says relaxation like
online travel service provider Priceline.com (Nasdaq: PCLN), which
allows consumers to combine their flight, hotels, and car reservations
into a discounted package. With most Americans unwilling to give up
their vacation regardless of their economic situation, and Priceline
pushing dominantly into Europe, it's a smart "me time" play."
Read more HERE:
NYC Times Square Ball Fun Facts
Have you ever wondered what goes into the infamous ball in Times Square? Here's this year's fun facts from:
Ball Fun Facts
The Ball is a geodesic sphere, 12 feet in diameter, and weighs 11,875 pounds.
Ball is covered with a total of 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles that
vary in size, and range in length from 4 ¾ inches to 5 ¾ inches per
For Times Square 2014, all 2,688 of the
Waterford Crystal triangles introduce the new design Gift of
Imagination - featuring a series of intricate wedge cuts that appear to
be endless mirrored reflections of each other inspiring our imagination
with a kaleidoscope of colorful patterns on the Ball.
The 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles are bolted to 672 LED modules which are attached to the aluminum frame of the Ball.
Ball is illuminated by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs (light emitting
diodes). Each LED module contains 48 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs - 12
red, 12 blue, 12 green, and 12 white for a total of 8,064 of each color.
Ball is capable of creating a palette of more than 16 million vibrant
colors and billions of patterns producing a spectacular kaleidoscope
effect atop One Times Square.
this is a little more up my alley! It's the annual "Walleye Drop" in
Port Clinton, OH where the "Madness at Midnight" is host to several
folks along the shores of Lake Erie. This festive event is host to a
20foot, 600lbs walleye named Wylie.
Read more about Wylie HERE:
(photo courtesy: 13abc WTVG)
storm will begin to take shape later this week as two areas of low
pressure begin to merge Thursday. By Friday morning, one area of low
pressure looks to emerge as it races up the Northeast coastline.
Strong Low Pressure
merged area of low pressure looks fairly impressive by late Thursday
night/AM Friday as it pulls away from from the Eastern Seaboard. With
this setup, there should be cold enough air for decent/shovelable snow
tallies across a wide area.
Heavy Snow Potential
next thing on the docket is the heavy snow potential late week from the
Great Lakes to the Northeast. At this point, plowable snow looks
inevitable for many across a large area over the next few days.
snow looks quite a bit more pronounced in the Northeast later this week
as two areas of low pressure look to merge near the Northeastern coast.
Winter Weather Headlines
National Weather Service is already issuing winter weather headlines
for some of the major cities in the Northeast. Keep an eye on latest
forecasts as this storm has the potential to impact travel greatly later
Thanks for checking in and have a great rest of your week!
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