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(NOAA)   Get ready for -30000°F weather on Friday, San Jose   (wrh.noaa.gov) divider line
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2006-12-27 7:08:40 AM  
heh I screencapped it for when they do get around to fixing it

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2006-12-27 7:13:55 AM  
looks like it's true, Sunday's hi is now listed at -30000 as well. Ill avoid that area in my travels this weekend.
 
2006-12-27 7:46:34 AM  
isn't that below absolute zero?
 
2006-12-27 7:47:37 AM  
It's San Jose man, thats how shiatty that area is.
 
2006-12-27 7:48:50 AM  
Everybody panic?
 
2006-12-27 7:48:57 AM  
where's your global warming now
suck it libs !
 
2006-12-27 7:49:54 AM  
I guess alot of people are going to be calling in markers Friday and Saturday... being a "cold day(s) in hell" and all....
 
2006-12-27 7:52:38 AM  
Today's Wednesday, and -30,000 °F is on Friday, which is... The Day After Tomorrow! Oh, San Jose. You are so screwed!

/by which I mean, you'll have Dennis Quaid stop by
 
2006-12-27 7:52:47 AM  
puts my weather to shame.

even though it's relatively warm in new england for december.
 
2006-12-27 7:53:33 AM  
Don't worry, folks, that's only -16411 Kelvin.

/Same temperature, but slightly less alarming number.
//Still farking cold.
 
2006-12-27 7:56:20 AM  
For once, I'm glad I live in NJ

Oh wait, no I'm not
 
2006-12-27 8:02:22 AM  
OMG! Where's that charcoal grill?
 
2006-12-27 8:04:43 AM  
I think that *might* be colder than a witches teet.
 
2006-12-27 8:09:27 AM  
So that's where my ex moved to.
 
2006-12-27 8:11:04 AM  
There is no such thing as a negative number on the Kelvin scale. It just doesn't exist.
 
2006-12-27 8:16:12 AM  
locke2053

You caught me... That's what I get for going for a laugh before going for my morning coffee. Thanks for the pickup.

/Would have been nice if the online temp calculator/converters remembered that critical point.
//Stupid internet...I thought you were infallible! ::cries a little::
 
2006-12-27 8:17:41 AM  
Yes but it warms up quite nicely to 49 on Sat.
 
2006-12-27 8:26:46 AM  
Suck it, Al Gore! Global warming my foot!
 
2006-12-27 8:30:31 AM  
locke2053: It just doesn't exist.

I seem to remember something from my grad school physics reading about the possibility of very highly-excited plasmas in closed systems having statistical-mechanically-defined temperatures reaching infinity and looping back around from negative infinity...
 
2006-12-27 8:32:50 AM  
soakitincider: "It's San Jose man, thats how shiatty that area is."

Uncalled for! San Jose is very nice -- as long as you stay out of the east side. ;)
 
2006-12-27 8:32:57 AM  
What is PoP? I'm guessing that whatever it is, is it absolutely not happening on Friday, Friday Night or Saturday.
 
2006-12-27 8:33:12 AM  
Wow...better wear a scarf that day!
 
2006-12-27 8:34:37 AM  
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2006-12-27 8:34:41 AM  
There is no such thing as a negative number on the Kelvin scale. It just doesn't exist.

Objects with a temperature that is less than 0 Kelvin are moving backwards in time, stupid. Duh!

/it's just basic tin foil hat physics ....
 
2006-12-27 8:44:10 AM  
-30,000° Farkenheit sounded so much better!
 
2006-12-27 8:47:00 AM  
Only 2767 degrees colder and it will be warm again.
 
2006-12-27 8:48:53 AM  
That is not temperature. It is Probability Of Precipitation. I could believe that number in the summer, but this is their rainy season.
 
2006-12-27 8:49:38 AM  
PoP = Percent of Precipitation

Basically telling you the chance of it raining/snowing, etc on that day.
 
2006-12-27 8:51:29 AM  
yotta: That is not temperature.

-30000° F isn't tempurature? Gee Mr. Science, I don't understand.
 
2006-12-27 8:53:25 AM  
My Kelvin scale goes to -1.

//and my amps go to 11
 
2006-12-27 8:53:50 AM  
Lo -30000°F

I would think the °F would indicate temperature.
 
2006-12-27 8:56:35 AM  
Welcome to California San Jose, now go home.

/really
 
2006-12-27 9:01:15 AM  
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Unavailable for comment.
 
2006-12-27 9:10:29 AM  
Funny how this headline gets the green light only a few pixels above the headline that starts "Definition of a slow news day at the AP."

"It's not relevant or interesting, it's Fark.com."
 
2006-12-27 9:11:02 AM  
Imagine the heating bills!

Damn big oil. They must've planned this... and they got the government weather machine in on it, too.
 
2006-12-27 9:21:09 AM  
This happened to the Phoenix, AZ forecast a while back. I found it quite amusing that our high was going to 0°F and the low -30000°F with a -30000% chance of precipitation for an entire week, in August no less. At least they had the precipitation chance correct!
 
2006-12-27 9:22:21 AM  
yotta: That is not temperature. It is Probability Of Precipitation. I could believe that number in the summer, but this is their rainy season.

AmoreRouge: PoP = Percent of Precipitation

Basically telling you the chance of it raining/snowing, etc on that day.


Might be a good idea for both of you to take another look at that page.
 
2006-12-27 9:24:54 AM  
munchy Yes but it warms up quite nicely to 49 on Sat.

But Saturday night it will drop to -30000F!
 
2006-12-27 9:28:06 AM  
Any one read “A Pail of Air” by Fritz Leiber?
 
2006-12-27 9:30:31 AM  
Sikarian: FTW!
 
2006-12-27 9:30:48 AM  
Suck it, Polar Bear Club.
 
2006-12-27 9:31:10 AM  
-30000° F isn't tempurature? Gee Mr. Science, I don't understand.

I would think the °F would indicate temperature.


Temperature is a measurement of average internal kinetic energy (basically how much the atoms are vibrating). The more energy, the hotter. -459°F indicates zero energy. Since you can't have less than zero energy, -30000 °F is not a temperature. Just like -12 feet is not a length.
 
2006-12-27 9:34:09 AM  
You know, some people are going to extraordinary lengths not to get the joke...
 
2006-12-27 9:34:36 AM  
Who cares about the temperature, what is the chance of foobies for sunday night?

/internet pictures not cutting it anymore
 
2006-12-27 9:36:38 AM  
428,000 Kraklenheit!
 
2006-12-27 9:38:25 AM  
Y2K?
 
2006-12-27 9:44:29 AM  
Talk about extremes...South Dakota was in the low 100000's this summer.

Now, San Jose is in the minus 30000's?

Sheesh:

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2006-12-27 9:45:51 AM  
Somebody put an unsigned int when they meant to use a signed one?
 
2006-12-27 9:46:15 AM  
OK, so can all you database wizards explain why this number showed up? Like when a date field in MySQL is blank or invalid, it will revert to 12/31/1969. Where did -30000 come from?
 
2006-12-27 9:47:36 AM  
Any one read "A Pail of Air" by Fritz Leiber?

I heard the 1950's radio version of it, does that count?

/now if you will excuse me I think I'm going to go have an airball fight...
 
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