This is global warming?

Coldest Temperatures Observed This Week in Minnesota. Note the -56F temperature in Cotton, MN on the 31st:

COTTON -56 Jan 31
COTTON -56 Jan 27
KABETOGAMA -50 Jan 31
CELINA 2E -47 Jan 31
INTERNATIONAL FALLS INTL AP -46 Jan 27
BABBITT -46 Jan 27
NORTHOME 3S -45 Jan 31
BRIMSON 2S -45 Jan 27
EMBARRASS -45 Jan 27
CASS LAKE -44 Jan 31
FLOODWOOD 3 NE -44 Jan 31
TOWER 2S -44 Jan 27
BRAINERD CROW WING COUNTY AP -43 Jan-31
BIG FALLS -43 Jan 30
ORR 3E -43 Jan 28
BRAINERD -42 Jan 31
ISABELLA 14W -42 Jan 31
ISABELLA 14W -42 Jan 27
GUNFLINT LAKE 10 NW -42 Jan 28
SANDY LAKE DAM LIBBY -41 Jan 31
POKEGAMA DAM -41 Jan 31
LEECH LAKE -41 Jan 31
ORR -41  Jan 27
ELY -41 Jan 27
WRIGHT 3 E -40 Jan 31
HIBBING CHISHOLM HIBBING AP -40 Jan 31
HIBBING CHISHOLM HIBBING AP -40 Jan 27
EFFIE -40 Jan 27
LITTLEFORK -40 Jan 27
ELY 25E -40 Jan 30
ELY 25E -40 Jan 26
ISLE 12N -39 Jan 31
COOK 8NE -38 Jan 31
COOK 8NE -38 Jan 28
MOOSE LAKE 1 SSE -37 Jan 31
CLOQUET -37 Jan 31
BRUNO 7ENE -37 Jan 31
GULL LAKE DAM -36 Jan 31
HILL CITY -36 Jan 30
TWO HARBORS 7NW -36 Jan 26
BRAINERD -35 Jan 30
EVELETH WASTE WATER PLANT -35 Jan 31
ELY -35 Jan 31
DULUTH NWS -34 Jan 31
WALKER -33 Jan 25
SAGINAW -33 Jan 30
ISABELLA -33 Jan 27
MOOSE LAKE -33 Jan 30
DULUTH INTL AP -31 Jan 31
PINE RIVER DAM -30 Jan 31
TWO HARBORS -30 Jan 31
WOLF RIDGE ELC -30 Jan 31
GRAND MARAIS -27 Jan 27

Remember, this is just a short list of the cities, in just one state, that suffered temperatures of minus 25F … or colder.
https://www.weather.gov/dlh/ColdestTemps-Jan25-31-2019

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link


3 thoughts on “This is global warming?”

  1. The world experiences both cyclic global warming and cooling, one follows the other in an endless cycle as the Earth’s orbit cyclically varies, as does its tilt progression.
    The key to that warming and cooling in complex within the boundaries of liquid water existing on the Earth’s surface and the pressure of our atmosphere, and its ability to retain the liquid water volume present on the earth surface.
    This is further coupled with the variable size and shape of the Earth’s orbit around the Sun and the progression of the Earth’s tilt, as well as the variability of the Sun’s own energy output due to the gravitational influences of other major bodies within the solar system.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MilankovitchCyclesOrbitandCores.png
    We make much of the Interglacial which has provided a such beneficial environment for mammals to gain dominance on land and in the water but that is only during top portion of the temperature range of Earth’s cycle between cold and warm.
    In my view we should also look at the bottom of the temperature cycle and call it the Glacial-maximum or temperature abyss, as each Interglacial ends it is immediately followed by a gigantic temperature drop in to the Glacial-maximum caused by the abrupt change in the Earth albedo
    https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/snow/climate.html
    This chart makes my point:
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f8/Ice_Age_Temperature.png
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_glaciation
    The fact is, the normal temperature status for the world over the last 7+/- Million years is Glacial and for sea level to be hundreds of meters lower than now.
    The longer and warmer this Interglacial is the longer life can exist in abundance on this planet.

  2. If you heat with propane, at those temperatures, you’re out of luck. Even at atmospheric pressure it won’t vaporise above -44.

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