2010 Historic Snowstorm; Brutal Cold

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    CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds reports it snowed in Louisville, Ky. The wind chill in Nashville will hit minus five degrees Monday night. In Raleigh, N.C., zero. In Atlanta the real feel will be two above zero. And in Miami — yes, Miami — the wind chill is dropping to a frigid 25 degrees.

    In Indiana traction was hard to come by. Drifts as high as six feet caused major traffic delays and put lives at risk. More than 70 motorists were stuck for hours Monday in biting temperatures on snow-covered highways in northwest Indiana as strong winds hampered snow plow drivers' efforts to free them. By Monday afternoon, most had been rescued safely, but a few were still trapped by drifts.

    Authorities said strong winds with gusts up to 30 mph were delaying rescue efforts.

    "As soon as the plows go through an area, the wind is blowing fresh snow right back into the roads," state highway department spokesman Jim Pinkerton said. "It is just really difficult for us to keep up against that wind and snow."

    The wind and heavy lake effect snow were part of a slow-moving storm that has been crawling across the Midwest since Friday night. At least 15 deaths have been attributed to the storm, which dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin before moving into Michigan and Indiana. Monday, it stretched further east, with snow in parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York.
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    It was the fifth biggest snowfall on record for the Twin Cities.

    Midwest in Deep Freeze After Deadly Snowstorm - CBS News
     
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    short term weather is not climate. it is not evidence for either side.
     
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    Global WarmerCoolering to blame
     
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    Tell that to Chris.
     
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    i wish the "other side" would realize that...:lol:
     
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    Poor Chris wouldnt have anything to post if we took that away from him. poor, poor Chris. lets just ignore him instead.
     
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    Somewhere today, the temperature is above normal. I don't know where, but I am sure it is out there.

    That is the deal with the weather. It is as variable as the weather.
     
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    I'm sorry for all of the folks who have been affected by cold and wind and snow. But please ... keep it out in the midwest.
     
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    Too late....record low temps are hitting the South.....Florida farmers are scrambling to protect their strawberries and citrus crops...

     
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    Driving down to Florida's Atlantic coast (Cocoa Beach) from Indiana on Sunday we kept driving into "white out" conditions in Ky and Tn north of Nashville. I became concerned about that happening in the mountains between Nashville and Chattanooga and drove instead west over into Alabama and down, adding 200-miles to our otherwise 1,000 mile trip. I calculated that was the best insurance I could buy.

    Anyone here who can verify some dangerous road conditions in Monteagle, Tennessee? BTW It's colder'n a witch's upper torso here in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
     
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