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Is a Big Chill on the Way?
Power Line, by John Hinderaker

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Posted By:MissMolly, 12/17/2013 4:26:44 AM

As Steve noted a little while ago, the Northern states have been in a deep freeze for a while now. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that northern Minnesota hasn’t had a six-day stretch colder than the one the state has just suffered through since the Nixon administration, 1972. From December 6 through 11, the temperature in Duluth averaged 6 degrees. The Brainerd Dispatch went farther back in history to find the record coldest six-day stretch in December. If you’re curious, it was 1927, when for six days in Brainerd, the average temperature was 7.5 degrees below zero. Of course, that’s just

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mainelysane, 12/17/2013 5:10:28 AM     (No. 9656825)

This is all part of President Obama´s climate change policy. See. It´s working. Ask Jay Carney for verification.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 12/17/2013 7:12:25 AM     (No. 9656889)

caused by waringcoolinchanginghopey

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/17/2013 7:12:52 AM     (No. 9656891)

The big chill is certainly here and it will be followed by the big thaw around March or April. I´ve seen it happen 64 times , so far.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: seamusm, 12/17/2013 8:16:11 AM     (No. 9656975)

W´s fault.

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