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I know I forgot about it, think maybe Al Gore and some others have to. But it is back....

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Vera H-C Chan

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 07:08:05 am ICT

Sweating in a T-shirt one day, then hibernating due to record snowfall the next. Blame it on the kid.

The historic nor'easter snowstorm, wicked Southern cold, are all part of the weather pattern deemed El Niño (AKA the little boy or "Christ child," a name given by fisherman). While he started off weak in 2009, the phenomena of "unusually warm" Pacific waters portend storms coast to coast, and might hang around through spring.

Weather tantrums aside, El Niño hasn't been all bad so far: The pattern may have helped squelch the hurricane season, and it explains the weird bouts of warmer-than-usual autumns in New England. And while El Niño can't take all the blame for current witheringly cold conditions in some parts, he will, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), "exert a significant influence on the global weather and climate in the coming months."

What to expect? The NOAA (and others) say:

•Indonesia will be drier than average.
•Peru and Ecuador will be wetter than average.
•Southern U.S. will see lots more rainfall.
•Increased tornado potential in the deep South.
•Rain will be below average for the Pacific Northwest and the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys.
•Less snow, mercury rising for northern US (except New England).
•Chillier climes in the southeast.
•Snow storms in the northeast.

Can It Be Worse Than 2009 Wild Weather? A Look Back
.............................................Skipp ed...............................................
Lots of info with links..last sentence...

No one can predict how bad this season will get: It's all about probability. The only thing to do when El Niño returns is to be prepared: Stock the pantries (and cars) with supplies and the kids' rooms with distractions. And just expect this little houseguest to hang out for a while.
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Great...another 9 years of blaming everything from a Saints' loss to stubbing your toe on a re-occurring weather pattern...
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No comment... I just posted the stroy.

After thought, 9 years against a lifetime of climactic weather patterns. Press 1 to blame the child or dig deep and hope.

I'm pressing one a lot...
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No comment... I just posted the stroy.

After thought, 9 years against a lifetime of climactic weather patterns. Press 1 to blame the child or dig deep and hope.

I'm pressing one a lot...
It's the easy way...
I can't wait until Harry Reid tells u that El Nino would be a lot better for the country if the healthcare bill is passed...
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It's the easy way...
I can't wait until Harry Reid tells u that El Nino would be a lot better for the country if the healthcare bill is passed...
It's not the easy way it keeps both of my hands busy and no smoking...

Still pressing one.....
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invest in orange juice...
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I'd drown....
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I'd drown....
Have you ever tried "negative reinforcement"?? A co-worker of mine used to do 20 pushups every time he had a craving. His theory was that he was going to punish his body for trying to make him smoke. It worked for him and he got a great upper body as well.
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Have you ever tried "negative reinforcement"?? A co-worker of mine used to do 20 pushups every time he had a craving. His theory was that he was going to punish his body for trying to make him smoke. It worked for him and he got a great upper body as well.
It would kill me today. I use to be able to do that back in 2005 now I doubt it could happen past 4...

But an idea worth trying... I could use a hammer to the head.
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