Damn that "global warming"!
Headline: "Record Low Temps Seen in Parts of U.S." . Excerpt:
Bitterly cold air poured southward across the nation's midsection Wednesday, dropping temperatures to record lows from Montana to Illinois.In addition to Christmas, Hannukah, and New Years, there's another annual winter event that seems like it's here before you know it. That event is the disappearance of the term "global warming" and reappearance of the term "climate change." For some reason, the treehuggers think that Americans might not cling (like Linus to his blanket) onto their Chicken Little view of the environment if they're using the term "global warming" to describe subzero temperatures.
The mercury dived to a record 45 below at West Yellowstone, Mont., the frequently cold spot at the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, the National Weather Service said. The old record for Dec. 7 was 39 below, set in 1927.
The cold even extended south to the Texas Panhandle, where Lubbock shivered at a record low 6 above zero, the weather service said.
Elsewhere Wednesday, the weather service said record lows for the date included 28 below zero at Drummond, Mont., where the date's previous record was 21 below in 1971; 26 below at Seeley Lake, Mont.; 25 below at Laramie, Wyo., tying a 1978 reading; 17 below at Alliance, Neb.; 19 below at Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and 3 below at Lincoln, Ill.
Yeah, we Americans are funny that way.