69 F. average high for September 22.
57 F. high on September 22, 2011.
Freeze Warning posted early this morning. The last time the mercury dipped below 32: April 11 (27 F at MSP).
+2.9 F. The first 21 days of September are running nearly 3 F. warmer than average.
"...According to a poll conducted by researchers at Yale University’s Project on Climate Change Communication, four out of five Americans reported personally experiencing one or more types of extreme weather or a natural disaster in 2011, while more than a third were personally harmed either a great deal or a moderate amount by one or more of these events." - from an article at Health News Digest; story and links below.
"Medical mistakes kill enough people each week to fill four jumbo jets." - from a jaw-dropping story at the Wall Street Journal; links below.
...FREEZE WARNING TONIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN... .A FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 8 AM SUNDAY MORNING FOR ALL OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN. LOWS SUNDAY MORNING WILL DROP INTO THE 25 TO 30 DEGREE RANGE OVER MUCH OF THE AREA...RESULTING IN A HARD FREEZE FOR MANY LOCATIONS. TEMPERATURES IN THE TWIN CITIES ARE EXPECTED TO BE A LITTLE WARMER WITH LOWS NEAR 32 DEGREES. REMEMBER...FROST MAY BE POSSIBLE EVEN IF TEMPERATURES REMAIN A FEW DEGREES ABOVE FREEZING. THE COLD NIGHT AHEAD IS THE RESULT OF CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE MOVING IN. THIS WILL RESULT IN CLEAR SKIES AND NEARLY CALM WINDS SUNDAY MORNING.
Video credit above: Here's an excerpt from a YouTube clip of significant flooding in Alaska: "View Aerials of a few flood damaged areas as the Assistant Borough Manager talks about what he saw while surveying the flood damaged areas from helicopter."
"Q: "Why do you believe the earth is flat?"
A: It looks that way up close. In our local reference frame, it appears to take a flat shape, ignoring obvious hills and valleys. In addition, Samuel Rowbotham et al. performed a variety of experiments over a period of several years that show it must be flat. They are all explained in his book, which is linked at the top of this article."
Photo credit above: "A badly under-watered Kansas cornfield awaits rain this past August. An end-of-summer wet spell helped nurture soybeans, but came too late for the corn crop -- a development that could raise food prices around the world." (Reuters)
Photo credit above: "The University of Montreal's Alexandre Guertin-Pasquier at his study site in Nunavut in June 2010." (HANDOUT)