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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Jets Fan Arrested at Chargers Game

Jets Fan Arrested at Chargers Game

Jets fan and New York native William Carroll was arrested in San Diego Sunday while cheering for his team at the Jets-Chargers game. Here's the video:

Undisputed: Carroll was arrested after an off-duty San Diego cop texted stadium police that a Jets fan was being drunk and belligerent.

Police account: Carroll was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, then got an additional charge for resisting arrest. Police say the video doesn't show what happened before the arrest: They say Carroll refused to leave after being asked three times by police. They say the video also doesn't show him striking a defense posture, attempting to headbutt an officer, and balling his hand into a fist.

Carroll's account: Even San Diego fans sitting around Carroll protested the arrest, and can be heard on the video telling police Carroll didn't do anything wrong. Carroll says he wasn't drunk, and the police refused to let him take a breath test to prove his sobriety. He says he was only asked to leave once, and refused because he hadn't done anything illegal.





Please make VIRAL Jets Fans arrested at Chargers game for just cheering the opposite team..mp4

Snow in Atlanta: School closings, icy road conditions, 29-car pile-up

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Snow in Atlanta: School closings, icy road conditions, 29-car pile-up

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Snow in Atlanta causes problems on the roads
Snow in Atlanta causes problems on the roads
Jackie Kass

Atlanta is dealing with its first snowfall of the season, followed by dangerously low temperatures and strong winds. The end result is treacherous roads, citywide school closures and auto accidents, including a 29-car pile-up near the airport. State officials urged drivers to stay off the roads until at least daybreak on Friday. While many of the major highways are passable, the side streets remain icy, and in many cases treacherous. Temperatures will not reach above freezing until Sunday, so the ice and snow will be slow to melt. If you don't have to travel, please stay home," DOT spokesman Paul Marshall said early Friday morning, warning drivers to stay away from downtown Atlanta in particular.

According t the Georgia Dept. of Transportation, a multi-car pile-up of 29 vehicles has shut down the ramp from I-285 West to I-85 North. Eight motorists were transported to local hospitals. A wreck involving a Georgia State Patrol vehicle blocked all southbound lanes of I-75 at Exit 293 in Bartow County just after 6 a.m. In DeKalb County, six vehicles were reportedly involved in a 3 a.m. crash that shut down the ramp from I-285 southbound to U.S. 78 eastbound. Cherokee County Sheriff's deputies said the 50-year-old Acworth woman skidded off the road and died. The woman has not been identified, pending notification of her next of kin. Dozens of wrecks were reported overnight on Ga. 400 through Forsyth and north Fulton counties.

All schools in the north Georgia made the decision to remain closed on Friday. The major school systems that cancelled Friday classes are Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb, Rockdale, Henry, Clayton, Fayette, Douglas, Palding, Cherokee and Forsyth counties. For a complete list of school closings in Atlanta and north Georgia, click here.

No additional precipitation is expected, however temperatures will remain below freezing until Sunday afternoon. Strong winds today will make the bitter cold feel even colder throughout the day. GDOT continues to spread salt, paying particular attention to bridges and elevated roads.

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Frosty Florida sets record low temperatures

http://www.usatoday.com/weather/news/extremes/2010-01-11-florida-cold_N.htm








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A runner bundles up as she exercises on the boardwalk on Monday in Miami Beach. The National Weather Service recorded 36 degrees in Miami Monday morning, which beat the 82-year-old record of 37 degrees. A runner bundles up as she exercises on the boardwalk on Monday in Miami Beach. The National Weather Service recorded 36 degrees in Miami Monday morning, which beat the 82-year-old record of 37 degrees.

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Frosty Florida sets record low temperatures
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An orange is encrusted in ice on Monday in Winter Garden, Fla. as citrus growers continue spraying water on their citrus trees to protect the fruit from sub-freezing temperatures.
By Red Huber, AP
An orange is encrusted in ice on Monday in Winter Garden, Fla. as citrus growers continue spraying water on their citrus trees to protect the fruit from sub-freezing temperatures.
MIAMI (AP) — Record low temperatures chilled Florida from top to bottom Monday, endangering fruit and vegetable crops and taxing the power grid of a state unaccustomed to the cold.

The National Weather Service reported 36 degrees at the Miami airport, beating an 82-year-old record of 37 degrees. It dipped to 42 degrees in Key West, one degree off the record and the second-coldest reading since 1873.

"I even had ice on my car this morning, which was an unbelievable sight for Miami," said Dan Gregoria, meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

It was 14 degrees Monday morning in Tallahassee, breaking the record of 15 set in 1982. Record-tying lows of 29 were observed in Orlando, and Tampa's 25-degree weather beat its old record of 27.

South Florida is usually around 68 degrees this time of year.

The cold, swept in on an arctic front from Canada, is extremely tough on fruit and vegetable crops. It was below 28 degrees more than 8 hours in the agriculture-dominated area around Lake Okeechobee, twice the length of time qualifying for a damaging "hard freeze."

Small power outages were happening across the overtaxed grid — owing to the use of space heaters and the fact that many home heating systems in the typically steamy area are inefficient.

By midmorning, Florida Power and Light had about 14,000 homes without power and 1,300 restoration workers in the field.

FPL spokesman Mark Bubriski said Sunday and Monday set successive records for consumer electricity demand.

Two separate families in Tampa and North Miami were treated for smoke inhalation after trying to use a barbecue grill to heat their homes.

Cold temperatures aren't entirely unheard of in Florida, but it's unusual for them to linger this long. Gregoria said Monday was the 10th consecutive day of lows under 50 degrees in South Florida, just shy of a record of 13 days set in 1940.

Even Miami's high was under 50 on Sunday, a mark observed just four times previously.

Gregoria said it would gradually start warming Monday, with the possibility of 80-degree temperatures in some areas by later in the week.

"By Friday temperatures will be near normal, if not slightly above, which will feel like a heat wave after this," he said. "We're confident this was our coldest morning."

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Record cold weather roundup – hundreds of new cold and snow records set in the last week

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/01/02/record-cold-weather-roundup-hundreds-of-new-cold-and-snow-records-set-in-the-last-week/




Record cold weather roundup – hundreds of new cold and snow records set in the last week


From the “weather is not climate department. Oh the weather outside is frightful….

Prisoners used to shovel snow-bound US capitol

Here’s the roundup of cold and snow records for the past 7 days. While there is a handful of new high temp records, it is clear where the bulk of the statistics is. Note the new record lows in Florida.

click for interactive source

Here’s a few other recent news stories:

Maryland Reports 4 Cold Weather Deaths

Cold weather kills scores in India

Dublin airport suspends flights after heavy snowfall, cold weather

Once in generation cold snap forecast for North Carolina

Record low blows into Siouxland

Recent global cool-down challenges validity of climate change models

National Weather Highlight for 12 / 29 / 09: Record snow falls in Dallas / Fort Worth area

Water, water everywhere

http://westsideconnect.com/content/view/3216/127/



Water, water everywhere PDF Print E-mail
Written by SUSAN MATTOS
Friday, January 22, 2010

It’s raining, it’s pouring and we don’t know about the old man snoring…but, our roof is leaking! We’re so used to not having any rain around here that we forget to make the roof repairs before we get the storm!

All I can say is that it’s a good thing that we have a lot of newsprint paper around this office to soak up all of the water. We got water coming down the sides of the walls in the front, coming down the corner of the darkroom in the back and in the corner of the break room and we are at the start of the storm front – what will it be like next week??

Our area definitely needs the rain so you won’t catch me complaining – just someone send me a roofer who can repair the roof when the sun starts shining again.


The rain and snow is certainly a welcome sign for our area’s farmers. Obviously, we have no way of knowing whether the two storms coming through will dump enough water and snow to get our reservoirs, lakes and rivers back to capacity levels all we can do is wait it out and see.

While the rain is a good thing, accompanying winds are not. We just received some reports that heavy winds could get upwards of 50 mph in the next few days. After the ground is saturated by the rains the only thing that the wind will do is cause much havoc – batten down the hatches folks and get ready for some nasty winter weather.

Our weather fronts seem to be at the extreme ends of the spectrum these days – so much for global warming!! We have record cold temperatures on the East Coast, snow in Texas and a two week rain storm coming for our West Coast. While beggars can’t be choosers – let’s just hope that this rain doesn’t bring us a dump of five or six inches to the coastal range – otherwise I might as well forget about the roof and make sure we get out the sandbags. We certainly don’t need a replay of the flood of 1995!








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