11" on the ground at KMSP.
12.1" so far in January, .6" more than average, to date.
3.1" January snowfall in 2010.
3 days without any snow in the Twin Cities in January.
Paul's Conservation Minnesota Outlook for the Twin Cities and all of Minnesota:
THURSDAY NIGHT: More flurries - dusting of snow possible. Most roads wet/slushy. Low: 23
When: Thursday, January 27, 3:30 PM
Where: Minnesota Department of Public Safety; Media Room at 445 Minnesota St. Suite 100, St Paul, MN (enter via the southwest door)
DC Snow Reports. As much as 5-8" fell in the Washington D.C. area yesterday, closer to a foot in New York City. This is a pretty cool application of Google, with real-time snowfall reports updated in real time. To see the latest click here.
4G Access To 98% Of America Within 5 Years? From a story at Broadcast and Cable magazine: "President Barack Obama did not take long to get into the issue of contentious political debate in his State of the Union Speech, according to a copy of his "prepared for delivery" remarks. But the President also used the opportunity to tell parents it was their job to turn off the TV and make sure their kids get their work done, and for the U.S. to do a better job of deploying broadband, saying that "South Korean homes now have greater internet access than we do." He pledged that "Within the next five years, we will make it possible for business to deploy the next generation of high-speed wireless coverage to 98% of all Americans. This isn't just about a faster Internet and fewer dropped calls. It's about connecting every part of America to the digital age" (see below). He christened it the National Wireless Initiative."
1. Instantly go to the top
There are many pages which are long enough for you to scroll back. So, there is a very simple way to go to the top, just tap the status bar, and you are at the top of the page.
2. Instant mute
This is a very useful trick as it is normally used urgently, and doing it by its traditional way of lowering the volume click-after-click , may take some time, which is very irritating at many times. So, a much better way would be to hold the volume down button and it would take 2 seconds to mute.
No Cursing In Utah. O.K. This is vaguely interesting. A researcher examined the number of curse words in tweets, and found that people from the Upper Midwest to Salt Lake City are the most polite (profanity-free) in the USA. The greatest concentration of foul tweets: southwestern USA, Chicago, St. Louis and much of the eastern seaboard. Maybe no big surprises here - but if have a little free time and want to feel even better about living in the (relatively profanity-free) Upper Midwest, click here.
"Above Average". 25 felt pretty good out there, especially with sunshine and light winds. That's 2 degrees above average for January 26, nearly 10 degrees warmer than last year on this date. A trace of snow fell in the Twin Cities.
The World Can Be Powered By Alternative Energy In 20-40 Years, Stanford Researcher Says. A story from Stanford University: "A new study – co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi – analyzing what is needed to convert the world's energy supplies to clean and sustainable sources says that it can be done with today's technology at costs roughly comparable to conventional energy. But converting will be a massive undertaking on the scale of the moon landings. What is needed most is the societal and political will to make it happen."