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Weather facts

February 7, 2014

Since 1944, more than occasionally, Jan 21 of each year is the coldest day of the year. This occurs a month after the first day of winter and 59 days before the calendar’s first day of spring....

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Premier

Feb-07-14 3:19 PM

Speaking of pot related accidents, I'll bet most of them were because the pot smoker got rear ended from driving to slow.

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Steelman

Feb-07-14 12:31 PM

Sorry I messed up the format

The weather; everyone is affected by it, everyone has an opinion on it and no one can predict it. - CMReeder

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It wouldn't hurt, for you "conservatives" to get a "little"-more current, with your "knowledge" of weather.

Your "absolutes" are dissipating, as we speak.

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See: The Weather Channel - YouTube

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Steelman

Feb-07-14 12:30 PM

I felt there was something missing

The weather; everyone is affected by it, everyone has an opinion on it and no one can predict it. - CMReeder * It wouldn't hurt, for you "conservatives" to get a "little"-more current, with your "knowledge" of weather. Your "absolutes" are dissipating, as we speak. * See: The Weather Channel - YouTube

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CMReeder

Feb-07-14 12:08 PM

Capricorn1, That is funny!

We are experiencing frigid conditions and Alaska is having a heat wave. I have robins foraging in my backyard. Guess they did not get the memo.

The weather; everyone is affected by it, everyone has an opinion on it and no one can predict it.

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rick424

Feb-07-14 10:45 AM

Pick up line.

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rick424

Feb-07-14 10:45 AM

Maybe the LTE writer is on to something, this might be a great pick line.

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underwood

Feb-07-14 10:22 AM

I believe the coldest days are when I find myself in agreement with Chuck or Sham; h e l l even freezes over then.

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enigma

Feb-07-14 9:19 AM

Statistically speaking, the average temps are the same from Jan 7-25, and are the coldest of the year, so on some years the 21st will be the coldest. Interestingly the coldest temp on record for Williamsport was the 21st and was -20 set in 1994. In 2008 it was 61 in Williamsport. It was probably not the coldest day that year. The second coldest is a tie between Jan 5th and Feb 28th at -17. So I guess the coldest day can be any winter day in any given year. I'm not sure why this was important, but those are the weather facts.

P.S. "The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco."

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Capricorn1

Feb-07-14 8:16 AM

Well I see no one wants to talk about the weather. Sums up what they do to other letters. -Chuck

Chuck, talking about the weather reminds me of that awkward moment between two people when they have nothing better to talk about. LoL Forecasting the weather is the only job you can get it wrong more times than not and still have a job.

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Capricorn1

Feb-07-14 8:12 AM

USAborn, these same things are happening in all the other states where is it illegal. I can remember kids getting high before school and during school back when I went to school and cannabis laced "snacks" have also been around forever. They are just going to draw the limelight to these activities in Colorado and Washington because of the change in the law. It doesn't mean that these things are more prevalent.

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Steelman

Feb-07-14 8:12 AM

Watch out Joe Snedeker!

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johnnyad3

Feb-07-14 8:12 AM

Yox and spig - coldest day for you is April 15? You must not plan very well.

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johnnyad3

Feb-07-14 8:10 AM

The coldest day could be in March. Spring 94 we had a nor'easter dump 18" on us. It all depends on the pattern at the time. For example, this winter there is a ridge out west. It causing drout in the west but how that ridge in the west affects the jet stream is giving us cold and snow

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CMReeder

Feb-07-14 8:09 AM

Well I see no one wants to talk about the weather. Sums up what they do to other letters.

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USABorn

Feb-07-14 8:06 AM

Speaking of marijuana, I read an article yesterday on how students in Colorado schools are coming up with VERY innovative ways to get HIGH in school.

Also, they are very concerned about children eating food items with mj in. Seems people are baking food items and the kids are scarfing them up. And this is a problem that seems to be getting to be quite a common occurrance.

Legal mj.....how wonderful for kids!

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ToTEXASfromPA

Feb-07-14 8:00 AM

But Herbert can you give me an accurate weather forecast for tomorrow.

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Capricorn1

Feb-07-14 7:40 AM

Drawing blood for suspicion of impairment is becoming more popular nationwide because of widespread drug use.

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Capricorn1

Feb-07-14 7:38 AM

Not true Erik, there are many states (i.e. Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota) which do have laws which make it illegal to operate a vehicle with any level of illegal drugs in the blood. In other state, law enforcement officers may arrest a driver for drug use if they believe the driver is “impaired”. That's why you hear of both terms being used; DUI and DWI.

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eriklatranyi

Feb-07-14 7:28 AM

Capricorn1:

Yes, it is illegal. The problem is that this study focused on fatalities only, where blood toxicology tests are performed in every case.

The real problem is that there is no test, like a Breathalyzer, to test for marijuana intoxication.

So, if the police pull someone over for going too slow in the left lane, and their eyes look glassy, there is no test to enforce the DUI law.

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Steelman

Feb-07-14 7:23 AM

I bet global warming causes it. Let's not discredit the poor man. He probably got bored when the Price Is Right went into a commercial.

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Capricorn1

Feb-07-14 7:18 AM

Erik, driving while impaired is already against the law, and that includes drugs such a marijuana. Texting while driving is also against the law in most states but the number of accidents that are caused by texting is still growing at an alarming rate.

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eriklatranyi

Feb-07-14 6:54 AM

Since this LTE is pointless, I thought I would post something related to one of yesterday's discussions that I found in the news.

Study: Fatal Car Crashes Involving Marijuana Have Tripled

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Capricorn1

Feb-07-14 6:49 AM

This has to be the biggest waste of print space in a very long time. For those of you that lash out at Mr. Reeder's letters, remember this gem next time you read one.

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eriklatranyi

Feb-07-14 6:31 AM

Yes, good data is not readily available and does not extend very far back.

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JerryfromRI

Feb-07-14 6:09 AM

According to Weatherspark, the coldest day of the year in Williamsport has been January 19th. It's only using data since 1974 tho.

I'm soooooo ready for Spring. Old Man Winter, you won this round.

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