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13 Responses to “Where Would Winter Temperatures Place Your City in the US?”

  1. rj chicago says:

    Who says hell doesn’t freeze over? They have never lived in Chicago!!!

    • Iamthe50percent says:

      Amen, Brother! Still, I wonder where St. Paul would be on that map. Or is it completely out of the USA!

      • Lowbrow Financier says:

        Ask any Minneapolitan…St. Paul is located adjacent to the armpit of the Universe.

  2. thomas hudson says:

    cleveland would be in canada

  3. willid3 says:

    has any body checked to see if the coastal currents aren’t flowing like they normally do? seems like there is one off the east coast that trends to warm that coast up. and the west coast has one too, but that one cools down that coast. just curious

    • thomas hudson says:

      according to this recent study, there has been no statistically significant change in the velocity of the gulf stream for the last 20 years.

      http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2013GL058636/abstract

      For the last 20 years he and his colleagues have measured the Gulf Stream using an acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) attached to a ship, the freighter Oleander, which makes weekly trips across the Gulf Stream from New Jersey to Bermuda. The instrument, which measures the velocity of water moving beneath the ship down to more than 600 meters, has collected some 1,000 measurements of the Gulf Stream since it was installed in late 1992.

      “The ADCP measures currents at very high accuracy, and so through the repeat measurements we take year after year, we have a very powerful tool by which to monitor the strength of the current,” said Rossby. “There are variations of the current over time that are natural — and yes, we need to understand these better — but we find absolutely no evidence that suggests that the Gulf Stream is slowing down.”

    • rd says:

      The Gulf Stream comes up the East Coast from the Carribean and warms the area up. That is why the storms tend to strengthen rapidly when they get offshore of the East Coast.

      The West Coast has the Alaska Current which brings cold water down from the North Pacific. That is why you see surfers wearing wetsuits in the summer off of Santa Barbara and Malibu.

      A good schematic is here: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ocean+currents&id=F4394830ACB966EE9A3E7089F91E46116A973D4F&FORM=IQFRBA#view=detail&id=17604962656AE62D35DE4745E616ECE6E40090EB&selectedIndex=2

      The northern hemisphere currents tend to circulate clockwise and the southern hemisphere counter-clockwise like your toilet bowl due to the Coriolis effect.

  4. theexpertisin says:

    If we could only push a little more cold air in and blow Detroit and Chicago into Canada……….

  5. davebarnes says:

    This is silly.
    OK, Denver is colder than Philly. But, Denver is very dry and the snow usually melts away in a few days. This is not true of Philly.
    Give me Denver any day. Oh, I do get to live here. Yea!

  6. cornbin says:

    I can answer “Where would St. Paul be?” because I live there. This is the first year in my 40 years here that I’ve complained about the winter weather. St. Paul would be on the North Pole, or possibly on the frickin’ moon.

  7. san_fran_sam says:

    Just think how much worse the winter weather would have been in DC had it not been for all that hot air coming out of Congress. Bar-um-bum.

  8. willid3 says:

    where would Alaska be?