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ANybody sill heat their house with oil? Better buy now if this is going to happen.

Prolonged Period of Cold and Stormy Weather Appears on the Way

(State College, PA - January 8, 2007) - The unseasonably warm winter experienced by much of the country is likely to "turn on a dime," in the words of AccuWeather.com Chief Long-Range Forecaster Joe Bastardi.

Bastardi said that the weather pattern from mid-January through mid-February has a chance to mimic the winters of 1965-66 and 1957-58, each of which ended cold and stormy after a warm start. A worst-case scenario would be if this winter plays out as did the winter of 1977-1978.

Similar to this year, 1977-1978 was a winter with a waning El Nino. After a tepid start, the second half of the winter was noted for its cold and remarkable storminess, including back-to-back-to-back blizzards in the Northeast.

"Those who think that winter 2006-2007 is going to remain mild are in for a shock," said Bastardi. "Winter is likely to come with a vengeance. A week from now, we'll start seeing truly cold air across much of the country, and we expect this change to last."

Added Bastardi, "Whether we end up with seasonably cold weather, or something far worse, remains to be seen. There are indications that this winter could parallel severe winters of the past. Even should we not see an extremely cold and snowy conclusion to winter, you can be sure that by the end of the month, when those in the Northeast are shoveling out their driveways and sidewalks, the mild weather we're experiencing now will be a distant memory."

Where Will Winter Go From Here?
The first signs of change will be noticed this week. A passing shot of cold air will knock temperatures down to typical January levels in the northeastern part of the country for a few days. Temperatures will return to unseasonably warm levels by the latter part of week and last into early next week. The seeds for the more-lasting change, however, will be planted in the western part of the country.

Arctic air from western Canada will pour southward into the Pacific Northwest, northern Rockies, and northern Plains this week, and this will mark the beginning of a true winter weather pattern that will encompass much of the nation over the next couple of weeks. The core of the coldest air by the latter part of the week will be centered in the Rockies and northern Plains, and the arrival of the cold air will mean another round of accumulating snow for Denver later this week.

The cold air will slowly push southward and eastward from this weekend into early next week and will likely arrive in the eastern part of the country by the middle of next week. Much of the nation will then have a cold weather pattern for the second half of the month.

Long-range forecasting expert Bastardi points out that it's too early to say with certainty that the change in the weather pattern will be long-lasting or produce heavy amounts of snow. However, he believes that if the weather pattern reaches its full potential, the dramatic change from warmth to cold could result in "one of the top-five coldest 30-day stretches in the past half century."


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No oil here. Just a 16 SEER heat pump and I have emergency gas logs fireplace. I feel sorry for all those 'Nawthun Bahstuds' who have to heat with that shit. Heat pumps don't work well in extremely cold climates.

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I think that guy is full of crap. And all this warm weather has backed up unsold heating oil all over the country, and winter is half over. Prices may go up slightly, but don't count on it.

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Half over?! 21 days down, 70 to go...

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In the oil bidness, heating oil season is over on Mar 1. Most of the country warms up around then, leaving only the hapless Yankees and Minnokotas for us to screw. And how do you have a dog in this fight? You got a snowblower now?

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No snowblower, no lawn mower. Just an impartial witness.

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No snowblower, no lawn mower. Just an impartial witness.
We are experiencing record cold. People are freaking out about the possibility of pipes bursting etc.

I don't expect that it will make the national news as it doesn't fit the global warming template.

Most of the media is too stupid to realize that it isn't "global warming" anymore...it is "global climate change". Any change is bad, is caused by conservatives, and requires redistribution of wealth to save the planet.
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All the Midwesterners are starting to heat thier homes with forced air corn burning furnaces.
Up yours with that oil, you whining suckers!

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I use whale oil, give a nice greasy-spoon aroma throughout the house. Thanks to climate change and the poisoning of the oceans, I have a steady supply of dead whales to use, don't even have to kill em any more.

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