Skip to comments.The cold that keeps spreading! Midwest sees Spring transform into Winter weather
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.
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.
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Damned global warming!
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.
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.
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.
Hey, I ain't complaining here in Texas. It's warm enough to work, which keeps the bill collectors (and Mommy) happy :-)
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.
Working the overnight shift at the Conoco-Phillips Refinery in Wood River, Illinois in 12 inches of global warming..and still coming down..!
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?
You must live in one of them Agenda 21 restricted zones. Good for you.
I feel yer pain, friend. Be safe out there, and don't forget to thank Rev. Albore...
World's gone plum crazy. Must be Lord Obama dictating another sequester cut of sunlight...
Gotta make it hurt, ya know.
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.
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 more people talk about the weather, the less interesting it is.
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..
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.
Obamao felt that it absolutely essential to land the Mars Rover so that global warming on Mars could be blamed on SUVs.
algore is a national embarrassment..
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)
Now, don't go all PC on me. Let's call 'em what they are --- Assault Vehicles.
Even worse -- he's a local embarrassment, wherever he goes.
You may not be interested in the weather, but it sure is interested in you :-)
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..
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.
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.
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!
“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.
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.
150 ft. isn’t that bad. Have a good day, and drive safe in that concrete truck.
An engine heater and synthetic gear lube in the pumpkins helps a bunch...
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.
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.
It is 29 in Tulsa this morning. We had some snow yesterday
It’s up to us to continue calling it “global warming.” Don’t let the weasels get away with “climate change.”
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.
I told my wife last year we’d be paying last year’s warm March. We are.
Has Al Gore been travelling again?
We really need to exile him to either northern Greenland or Antarctica. It’s for the *children.*
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sounds like you folks know how to deal with weather.
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.
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.
Weird. I remember almost freezing to death one winter in Tampa-St. Pete. That was in the early 90s.