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The cold that keeps spreading! Midwest sees Spring transform into Winter weather
Mail Online ^ | 24 March 2013 | ASS. Press Reporter

Posted on 03/25/2013 1:24:47 AM PDT by Windflier

Few signs of spring are being found in parts of the Midwest as a snowstorm tracks eastward mostly along Interstate 70, bringing heavy snow and high winds.

Two people killed in weather-related crashes were identified, dozens of Palm Sunday services were cancelled throughout Missouri, and about 100 flights were scrapped at Lambert Field in St. Louis.

Winter storm warnings and advisories have been issued for Sunday and Monday as far east as Pennsylvania.


Never-ending winter: A storm dumped 7 to 9 inches of snow from eastern Kansas into central Missouri before tapering off this morning


Heavy snowfall: Cars head west on Q Street in Richmond, Virginia, as heavy snow falls Sunday, March 24, 2013

The storm dumped 7 to 9 inches of snow from eastern Kansas into central Missouri before tapering off Sunday morning, said Dan Hawblitzel, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in suburban Kansas City.

In the central Missouri town of Columbia, TV station KOMU was briefly evacuated Sunday morning because of high winds and a heavy buildup of snow on the broadcast tower next to the building.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climatefraud; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; normal
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1 posted on 03/25/2013 1:24:47 AM PDT by Windflier
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To: Windflier

Damned global warming!


2 posted on 03/25/2013 1:29:11 AM PDT by albie (re)
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To: albie

Yeah this global warming stuff is depleting my pile of burning wood. I am glad i put in an extra cord this year. One good thing is though the water levels will now get back near normal so we will not have to hear about water restrictions this summer due to global warming.


3 posted on 03/25/2013 1:38:29 AM PDT by Plumberman27
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To: Windflier

Well FRiends guess what, some of you know I am in Wasilla, Alaska, some also know I drive a concrete mixer, as of this very moment about 12:40am I am looking at our local radar as their is a Winter Storm Warning in effect, the forecast is from 8-18 inches of snow starting in just a couple of hours, on top of the 6” yesterday, so far schools are not closing and above all things I got a call last night saying I have to make a special concrete delivery as well.

Thats right, I have to drive a concrete mixer in the middle of a freakin blizzard today, plus I have to get out of my recliner, don my winter clothes and run the snowblower down the 150’ of driveway so the missus can get to work.

Of course Alaska weathermen are notoriously wrong. But I thought I would share with you what I have to do here in Alaska which would absolutely shut down most people in the lower 48.


4 posted on 03/25/2013 1:44:04 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: Windflier

Don’t you see?! If anything this is a confirmation of global warming! Because, er, like, the sun like, got mad at our cars and now, um....never mind.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 1:46:09 AM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: albie
Damned global warming!

Hey, I ain't complaining here in Texas. It's warm enough to work, which keeps the bill collectors (and Mommy) happy :-)

6 posted on 03/25/2013 1:51:30 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Eye of Unk
I have to drive a concrete mixer in the middle of a freakin blizzard today, plus I have to get out of my recliner, don my winter clothes and run the snowblower down the 150’ of driveway so the missus can get to work.

I thought I would share with you what I have to do here in Alaska which would absolutely shut down most people in the lower 48.

Respect!

7 posted on 03/25/2013 1:53:36 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Working the overnight shift at the Conoco-Phillips Refinery in Wood River, Illinois in 12 inches of global warming..and still coming down..!


8 posted on 03/25/2013 1:55:05 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: Windflier
I was all right with this — we typically can have snow till May — until the local weatherman reminded viewers that last year around this time, it was about 80 degrees.
9 posted on 03/25/2013 1:55:17 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: toddausauras
If anything this is a confirmation of global warming! Because, er, like, the sun like, got mad at our cars and now, um....never mind.

No problem - you're onto something there. I hear the weather on Mars is weird these days too. Must be all them SUVs we've been landing there, eh?

10 posted on 03/25/2013 1:56:07 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Plumberman27
One good thing is though the water levels will now get back near normal so we will not have to hear about water restrictions this summer due to global warming.

You must live in one of them Agenda 21 restricted zones. Good for you.

11 posted on 03/25/2013 1:59:04 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: cardinal4
12 inches of global warming..and still coming down..!

I feel yer pain, friend. Be safe out there, and don't forget to thank Rev. Albore...

12 posted on 03/25/2013 2:00:23 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: fatnotlazy
...the local weatherman reminded viewers that last year around this time, it was about 80 degrees.

World's gone plum crazy. Must be Lord Obama dictating another sequester cut of sunlight...

Gotta make it hurt, ya know.

13 posted on 03/25/2013 2:02:45 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

The original forecast for today was rain and temps in the lower 40’s but a cold front suddenly dropped from the north with an advancing wet warm front from the south, even just in the last 5 minutes the radar is actually showing rain over Anchorage which is about 35 miles SW of me.

At least its not coldf cold like in the minus digits.

I have to keep a 2000 gallon water tank at work heated to 100F 24/7 for any loads to go out, plus I keep two trucks in the massive in floor heated shop that could hold more if needed. I really hope I don’t have to chain up, hardly anyone uses chains here in the Mat Su valley and they are such a bear to put over 11R 24.5 radials.
But at least its a pump job I hear, all I have to do is back up to a pump truck and just keep the hopper filled.

Yes I could humbly say I earned respect, honestly I am of the very few that has repeatedly driven all through the winter when the other batch plants shut down. Its a delicate game of speed or lack of, inertia and center of gravity on curves and just staying out of the way of the ditchdivers, I suspect today may break a record as many have started to replace their winter tires early.

I wish I had a Go Pro camera in the mixer truck, I have seen all kinds of winter fanatics on the roads up here. Really, Alaskans just don’t quit when the snow falls and we get the usual first winter newcomers up here that do NOT have any winter driving skills, gonna be a fun day I expect, keep an eye on the www.adn.com or www.ktuu.com websites for the details.


14 posted on 03/25/2013 2:06:15 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: Windflier

Rev. Albore, AKA “Captain Chakra” made a fortune off of Global Warming. Truly a PT Barnum, in the sense that people actually bought carbon credits..


15 posted on 03/25/2013 2:13:24 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: Windflier

The more people talk about the weather, the less interesting it is.


16 posted on 03/25/2013 2:17:30 AM PDT by RedBallJet
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To: Eye of Unk

I have friends who live on the Hillside in Anchorage. One winter I tried driving up the gravel road to their house and made the mistake of slowing to a stop on a bend in the rental car and could not get traction to get moving again. My buddy’s wife drove him down to us where he got in the rental and drove it up the hill like it was nothing. Yes, driving in Alaska is not for amateurs..


17 posted on 03/25/2013 2:19:48 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: cardinal4
Rev. Albore, AKA “Captain Chakra” made a fortune off of Global Warming. Truly a PT Barnum, in the sense that people actually bought carbon credits..

The left has no idea how badly he played them. The best thing that ever happened to him, was losing the 2000 election to George W Bush. Gore went on to make hundreds of millions of dollars off his global warming scam in the years afterwards.

18 posted on 03/25/2013 2:23:13 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Obamao felt that it absolutely essential to land the Mars Rover so that global warming on Mars could be blamed on SUVs.


19 posted on 03/25/2013 2:23:37 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Windflier

algore is a national embarrassment..


20 posted on 03/25/2013 2:25:45 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: Eye of Unk
plus I have to get out of my recliner, don my winter clothes and run the snowblower down the 150’ of driveway so the missus can get to work.

Why dontcha just put a plow blade on the front of her pickup, and that way she can make a little extra clearing parking lots during her lunch hour?

(Posted from an oil rig in North Dakota)

21 posted on 03/25/2013 2:29:57 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: monocle
Obamao felt that it absolutely essential to land the Mars Rover so that global warming on Mars could be blamed on SUVs.

Now, don't go all PC on me. Let's call 'em what they are --- Assault Vehicles.

22 posted on 03/25/2013 2:35:26 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: cardinal4
algore is a national embarrassment..

Even worse -- he's a local embarrassment, wherever he goes.

23 posted on 03/25/2013 2:36:42 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: RedBallJet
The more people talk about the weather, the less interesting it is.

You may not be interested in the weather, but it sure is interested in you :-)

24 posted on 03/25/2013 2:37:37 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
It's 37 degrees right now in Dallas.
25 posted on 03/25/2013 2:38:38 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Windflier

Especially in hotels where he is demanding masseuses to “find his chakras”..
That whole story is a classic example of the left protecting their sex offenders..


26 posted on 03/25/2013 2:39:22 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: Eye of Unk
Yes I could humbly say I earned respect...

Hey man, us lower 48'ers have a natural respect for our American brothers and sisters who live in the frozen North. Especially those of us in the South West.

27 posted on 03/25/2013 2:40:28 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Well that would be something different...

A snowplow on a Pontiac Aztek?

yeah I know it gets dissed a lot but funny thing is that controversial car/SUV does a decent job getting around up here in Alaska, it has a higher ground clearance than a Subaru, its over $10,000 cheapers, its square boxy front end is safer in case of a moose strike that would otherwise send the animal right through the windshield of a lower slung car.

I do have a full sized Blazer I may put a plow on, or maybe some day on my Silverado dually. They are not cheap, but the school district has a provision that the state MUST plow to the end of my driveway so the school bus drivers can get the kids to the propaganda centers, so its just that 150’ of driveway I have to clear with my snowblower, gonna get dressed in about 10 minutes to head out and get er done.


28 posted on 03/25/2013 2:42:05 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: BigCinBigD
It's 37 degrees right now in Dallas.

Well damn. No wonder I'm sitting here in my jammies, all layered up and still feeling cold! Think I'll go kick the furnace up a notch or two....brrrrrrrr!

29 posted on 03/25/2013 2:42:30 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

“You may not be interested in the weather, but it sure is interested in you :-)”

It’s my own fault for needing the occasional breath of fresh air.


30 posted on 03/25/2013 2:53:10 AM PDT by RedBallJet
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To: Windflier; Eye of Unk

What you should have is envy. I lived next door to Alaska for 25 years. It’s not all of God’s country — but, it’s certainly a good part of it.

Mind you, I often envied people in warmer climes — especially when clearing my driveway (about 3 times longer than Eye of Unk’s), or trying to get my 4X4 moving at 50 below.


31 posted on 03/25/2013 2:54:00 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Eye of Unk

150 ft. isn’t that bad. Have a good day, and drive safe in that concrete truck.


32 posted on 03/25/2013 2:55:34 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
or trying to get my 4X4 moving at 50 below

An engine heater and synthetic gear lube in the pumpkins helps a bunch...

33 posted on 03/25/2013 2:57:45 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
What you should have is envy. I lived next door to Alaska for 25 years. It’s not all of God’s country — but, it’s certainly a good part of it.

I really should get up to see Alaska one day. I know the grandeur there surpasses most anything we have in the lower 48.

But I've got to travel the breadth of my adopted state of Texas first, and absorb ever ounce of its natural beauty. I'm pretty sure this is where my bones are going to turn to dust.

34 posted on 03/25/2013 3:01:31 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

It was so hot in South Florida yesterday, it literally felt like I was opening an oven door when opening the car door or house door. Could use some winter down here this. We didn’t get one. At all. Usually get at least a few months of 70’s. This year was only a few days.


35 posted on 03/25/2013 3:05:29 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: BigCinBigD

It is 29 in Tulsa this morning. We had some snow yesterday


36 posted on 03/25/2013 3:11:40 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: albie

It’s up to us to continue calling it “global warming.” Don’t let the weasels get away with “climate change.”


37 posted on 03/25/2013 3:16:52 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Windflier

38 posted on 03/25/2013 3:58:15 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Smokin' Joe

i finished clearing the 8 inches or so on the driveway and now after a shower because I get soaking wet I am kicking back for a little bit before I head out to work.

Gotta make me an LED headlight on the machine, like at the least a bicycle lamp, its a mid sized snowblower but doesn’t have an external lamp. And of course its pitch black dark where i live and the yard light dosn’t reach all the way down the driveway.


39 posted on 03/25/2013 4:34:32 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: Windflier

I told my wife last year we’d be paying last year’s warm March. We are.


40 posted on 03/25/2013 4:53:54 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Windflier

Has Al Gore been travelling again?

We really need to exile him to either northern Greenland or Antarctica. It’s for the *children.*


41 posted on 03/25/2013 4:56:38 AM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: Windflier

I have $50,000 that says that all the snow will end and spring-time will be in full bloom by May 1.

The last snow storms of the year range from late February to early April. Anything beyond the first week of March fills in a slow or lazy news cycle as cause for hysteria.


42 posted on 03/25/2013 5:03:42 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Windflier

Knock on wood but it might finally be over here in New England. It’s 31 degrees right now going up into the fifties by weeks end. One good thing; the maple sugaring is still going on. It has been for a month or more and will for a while yet. That might drive the price down a bit. $16/qt is steep but the fake stuff sucks.


43 posted on 03/25/2013 5:06:59 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: driftless2

It seems the weather runs in cycles. After a couple of warm winters, we were due for a *normal* one. We burned 14 face cords, so far, which is just normal. Last year, I think we burned 9 and about 12 the year before. A severe winter can see us burn another full cord.

Same for summers. After not using the window a/c in our bedroom for 2 years,we had a killer summer. We switched to a portable room a/c that can be moved around as needed and got thru it. The nice thing about the portable is that when it cools down, you can still open a window and be comfortable w/a ceiling fan.

I just want all the ice gone. Slipped and fell hard 2 weeks ago and am still sore.


44 posted on 03/25/2013 5:30:45 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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To: Eye of Unk

Velcro and a couple of cheap flashlights—then you can peel them off and take them in to keep them from getting too cold to work. The days are getting a little longer here now (North Dakota at ~48 degrees North Latitude), but even now, it’s still only half light out as I post this.


45 posted on 03/25/2013 5:38:21 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Eye of Unk
Pontiac Aztek

Interesting to learn that it's functionally right at home and superior to most in a tough environment like AK. But it remains perhaps the only vehicle on earth whose looks would be improved by the addition of a snow plow.

46 posted on 03/25/2013 5:48:31 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Eye of Unk

Sounds like you folks know how to deal with weather.


47 posted on 03/25/2013 5:51:34 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Actually I used a clampon led grill light but I need to install a shim around the bars as it kept slipping. So far its just light snow on the way to work, posting on the tablet at work, about to fire up the big bucket loader to move snow.


48 posted on 03/25/2013 7:02:01 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: katana

I use Amsoil in the engine, all tires are studded, HID converted headlights. Does not have the best awd but does a good job, always starts even at minus 25f. Of course it has a block heater. Wife loves it for getting in and out as she has MS.


49 posted on 03/25/2013 7:05:57 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: autumnraine
It was so hot in South Florida yesterday, it literally felt like I was opening an oven door

Weird. I remember almost freezing to death one winter in Tampa-St. Pete. That was in the early 90s.

50 posted on 03/25/2013 10:19:33 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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