Trump’s Right: New Year’s Eve May Be The Coldest On Record

President Donald Trump’s latest global warming tweet has sent liberal pundits and scientists into a frenzy, going after the president for allegedly not knowing the difference between “weather” and “climate.”

But the frenzy surrounding Trump’s tweet is missing one important detail — he was right that New Year’s Eve could be the coldest on record for the eastern U.S. when the clock strikes midnight.

Weather model forecasts show temperatures in the New Year could, in fact, be the coldest on record for the East, beating out New Year’s Eve 1977.

A blast of Arctic air caused temperatures to plummet in the East and Midwest, bringing several days of cold and snow to millions of Americans. Climatologist Brian Brettschneider said weather models forecast a 15.9-degree average temperature over the East when the clock hits midnight on New Year’s Day.

That would make it the coldest New Year’s Day for the eastern U.S. in the last 70 years, according to Brettschneider.

Weather.us meteorologist Ryan Maue noted that “many record low daytime highs will be set” east of the Rocky Mountains on New Year’s Day.

The National Weather Service forecasts “an average low temperature of 10 degrees over the entire nation Jan. 1, with about a third of the nation below zero,” the Washington Post reported.

However, even the Washington Post’s article on the potential for a record cold start to 2018 didn’t mention that Trump’s tweet was right in that regard.

Instead, WaPo focused on the global warming portion of Trump’s tweet, echoing the comments of pretty much every other media outlet and pundit out there.

“The resulting warm-West cold-East temperature configuration is referred to by scientists as the North American winter dipole,” WaPo reported. “Researchers have found this pattern becoming more frequent in recent decades and have related the trend to declining sea ice in the Arctic due to climate warming.”

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Al Bore who told us the arctic was going to be Ice Free the New York Pravda said there will be No More Snow also that same liberal rag TIME was yammering all about Global Cooling and a New Ice Age as much as they were yammering about Global Warming back in the 1990’s and needlessly scaring to readers with lies

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    Sonnyhill

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    This will be a public relations disaster for the Climate Alarm Company. The Times Square party will feature a fully clothed (!) Maria Carey lip syncing in double four time. The MSM will explain that it’s not climate, it’s weather. People will finally get that the joke’s on them. An unforgettable New Years Eve for a billion viewers world wide.

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    Gerry

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    “The resulting warm-West cold-East temperature configuration is referred to by scientists as the North American winter dipole,” WaPo reported. “Researchers have found this pattern becoming more frequent in recent decades and have related the trend to declining sea ice in the Arctic due to climate warming.”

    BS Alert!

    “this pattern becoming more frequent in recent decades” = As it turns out, “these upcoming anomalous conditions provide a timely example of several atmospheric phenomena my colleagues and I have been studying over the past few years”. Still no idea what is driving it.

    “declining sea ice in the Arctic” = September 18, 2017 “Massive Arctic Ice Gain Over The Past Five Years” “Arctic sea ice extent is up 40% from this date five years ago.” unless your looking at “adjusted data”

    “due to climate warming” = “John J. Bates, a former NOAA scientist and now an agency Whistleblower, said NOAA breached its own scientific integrity rules when it published a sensationalized report that showed the global warming pause wasn’t real in order to influence the outcome of the Paris climate talks.”

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      David Lewis

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      There is certainly no shortage of BS. A few years ago when there was an unexpected increase of Antarctic sea ice, politically motivated “scientists” came up with a theory on how this was being caused by man made climate change.

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        Sonnyhill

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        David, are you referring to the ship of fools debacle? I remember their explanation . Water from melted ice is fresh and freezes at 32 degrees F. When the fresh water “river” diluted the colder brine, it froze. Nothing new, I imagine that’s happened for eons. Ice is ice and there was lots of it.

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    Amber

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    Al Gore must be out east . Mr. Freeze can’t help it . Fate . NOAA climate fudge . Shocking !
    What’s next a summer free New York ? At least you can burn newspapers and put them to good use .
    Anyone that pitches the notion that us little ol humans are going to suppress temperatures to our liking are con-men .

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Al Bore Bill Nye and Leonardo DiCaprio stranded in a a dingy in the middle of shark infested water with a hurricane fast approaching and sharing their hardtack

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    Sonnyhill

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    During a New Years Eve broadcast, I hope that someone has the presence of mind and the balls to ask ” Where did this record-breaking cold air come from? Can’t be from the Arctic, it’s so warm there the ice is melting and the Polar bears are starving!” Please do it.

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