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US: Still another record-low temperature at International Falls

International Falls MN
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Another morning, another record low temperature in International Falls.

Temperatures in the northern Minnesota city fell to 35 degrees Monday morning - easily breaking the old daily record of 39, set on July 13, 2007, according to the National Weather Service.

It's the second consecutive day of record-low temperatures in International Falls; the morning low on Sunday also was 35 degrees. Monday's low was the eighth record daily low temperature recorded in the city this year.


US: Record cold in Portland Maine in July

Average Temp Portland Maine July 2009
© rssWeather.com

More from the "weather is not climate department". Emphasis below mine. And it is having an effect not only on crops but tourism in the Northeast US. - Anthony

Statement as of 4:00 PM EDT on July 9, 2009
record event report ... corrected
National Weather Service Gray ME
400 PM EDT Thursday Jul 09 2009

... More record cold weather for Portland Maine...

The temperature at the Portland jetport only reached 58 degrees
yesterday. This set a record for the coldest high temperature on
July 7th. The old record was 59 degrees set in 1961. To put this in
another perspective... the normal low temperature for July 7th is 58

The low temperature on Wednesday was 55 degrees. This produced a
range of only 3 degrees between the high and low temperatures which
is a record for the smallest daily range in temperatures on July
7th. The old record was a 4 degree spread set in 1963 and 1995.

The 3 degree daily temperature range yesterday also tied the record
for the smallest daily temperature range for any day in July. The
record was established on July 16th, 1961 and occurred five more
times before this year.

The average temperature yesterday was 57 degrees... which tied 1961
as the coldest average temperature for July 7th.


246 children under 5 die from early winter in Peru

Children die from pneumonia and other respiratory infections every year during the winter months particularly in Peru's southern Andes.

But this year freezing temperatures arrived almost three months earlier than usual.

Experts blame climate change for the early arrival of intense cold which began in March.

Comment: Of course man made CO2 has raised the global temperatures so high that winter came three months early in Peru. Those mysterious experts that only the BBC has access to blame it on global warming. Could it be anything else? New York is setting records for coolest June, Los Angeles, Phoenix, the U.S. upper midwest through the Great Lakes and in to Canada, New Zealand, South America... All recording records for cool temperatures. How in the world is man made global warming cooling the entire planet?

Winter in the region does not usually begin until June.

The extreme cold, which has brought snow, hail, freezing temperatures and strong winds, has killed more children than recorded annually for the past four years.


Embryo origami gives the turtle its shell

The way the body wall of the growing embryo folds inwards helps to explain how the reptiles achieve their unique body shape.

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Earthquake Magnitude 4.9 - Off the Coast Of Baja California Sur

© US Geological Survey

Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 15:34:25 UTC

Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 08:34:25 AM at epicenter

22.861°N, 108.110°W

23.5 km (14.6 miles)

162 km (101 miles) E (97°) from San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico

171 km (106 miles) SW (227°) from La Cruz, Sinaloa, Mexico

178 km (110 miles) WSW (257°) from Mazatlán, Sinaloa, Mexico

1003 km (623 miles) WNW (294°) from MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico

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US: Undersea 4.0 quake rattles San Diego County

An undersea earthquake off La Jolla rattled parts of the county Saturday morning, but there were no reports of damages or injuries.

The quake, which measured a magnitude 4.0, struck at 7:34 a.m. about 19 miles southwest of La Jolla and 22 miles west of Coronado, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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US: Seventh earthquake since June 2 strikes Cleburne, Texas

The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 2.0 magnitude earthquake struck Friday morning near Cleburne, the latest in a series of low-intensity tremors in that area.

Friday's quake was registered at 6:58 a.m. and was centered four miles east of Cleburne. At least six other earthquakes have been recorded since June 2 in the city about 30 miles south of Fort Worth.

Geological researchers from Southern Methodist University are working with city officials to determine whether citywide gas drilling, which began about six years ago, is causing the quakes.

The quakes, unusual for this part of Texas, have originated about three miles beneath the ground, while most of the drilling occurs about a mile deep.

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Earthquake Magnitude 6.1 - Southern Peru

© u
Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 06:12:47 UTC

Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 01:12:47 AM at epicenter

14.990°S, 70.421°W

201.6 km (125.3 miles) set by location program

60 km (40 miles) NNW of Juliaca, Peru

200 km (125 miles) NE of Arequipa, Peru

230 km (145 miles) SE of Cuzco, Peru

785 km (485 miles) ESE of Lima, Peru

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Earthquake Magnitude 4.7 - Durango, Mexico

© US Geological Survey
Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 03:01:16 UTC

Saturday, July 11, 2009 at 10:01:16 PM at epicenter

25.158°N, 106.618°W

46.8 km (29.1 miles)

87 km (54 miles) ENE (63°) from Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

100 km (62 miles) NE (51°) from Costa Rica, Sinaloa, Mexico

109 km (68 miles) ENE (59°) from Campo Gobierno, Sinaloa, Mexico

997 km (620 miles) NW (311°) from MEXICO CITY, D.F., Mexico

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Update: China 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake: 400,000 evacuated

earthquake victims
© Lin Yiguang, AP
People sit in front of a relief tent in Yao'an County.
An earthquake struck overnight in south-western China, destroying about 18 000 homes, injuring more than 300 people and forcing the evacuation of 400 000, state media reported on Friday.

The quake damaged another 75 000 homes near the epicentre in Yao'an county and four adjoining counties in Yunnan province, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

It affected an area inhabited by 1.26 million people and could be felt in the nearby tourist cities of Lijiang and Dali, and in the provincial capital, Kunming, some 200km from the epicentre.

At least one person died and 325 people were reported injured, including 24 in serious condition, the agency quoted local officials as saying.

A 50-year-old woman died of blood loss in hospital after she was pulled from the debris of a collapsed house, it said.

Most of the collapsed buildings in photographs shown by state media were one-storey, wood-framed mud-brick houses.