Skip to comments.Cold and snow wave grips the USA, nearly 10,000 cold and snow records set in the last six weeks
Posted on 04/24/2013 9:18:29 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Paging Seth Borenstein! 9787 new cold and snow records since March 13th
If this were a month of a heatwave across thus USA, like last July, you can bet it would be MSM headlines all over the place and breathless stories from APs Seth Borenstein and pronouncements from the Mannian climate cartel about how all this is connected to global warming, er climate change, er climate disruption.
But nary a peep so far about this cold wave lasting over a month that has generated 9787 records posted by NOAA/NWS.
Conversely, here is the list of high temperatures, and high minimum temperatures.
The tally to present for the last 6 weeks
High temperature records: 1214
Low temperature records: 3464
High minimum temperature records: 1957
Low maximum temperature records: 4323
Snowfall records: 2000
There is no corresponding anti-snowfall record.
h/t to Robert W. Felix at iceagenow.com
And this is of no comfort to those who’s gas and electric bills have gone up because the E.P.A. and the Obama administraion forced many coal plants to shut down.
I remember back around 1981 I planted my garden in May after the last frost was supposed to be on April 20.
My garden came up beautifully, then was killed by a late spring frost on MAY 19!
Thanks for the charts. Interesting numbers there.
I know it’s freezing here!
And yes, my heating bills did ‘necessarily skyrocket’ this winter. As well as my electric bills. Nothing at all had changed in this house, just the rate they are charging.
In our case, it is burning into next winter's wood supply.
Have you noticed that the weather sites no longer show historical records on the daily page? Or, if they do show them they are buried deep in the site.
Crickets from the Junior High kids over at the Weather Channel.
Damn this Global Warming.
Yeah, that’s been front page news in our local Gannett newsrag, the one with the recent “don’t ignore climate change” editorial. < /sarc >
In our case, it is burning into next winter’s wood supply.
In our case, as well. However, we had about 2 1/2 cords more than usual at the beginning of this winter because the last 2 winters were mild.
As for the utility bills, we simply went into *energy poverty* mode and added layers and lap blankets as well as using a few $5 cannisters of propane and indoor heaters sparingly as needed. That kept the electric bill for the forced air propane wall furnaces in check during the coldest months.
Our propane supplier normally doesn’t fill the tanks until they are at 30%-40%. However, the contract ran out April 15, so they immediately arrived to add a lousy 160 gallons (about 30%) to our 50%+ full house tank so they could tack on an extra .27/gallon for the fill. That was not appreciated. Had they waited until June,we would have been back at a contract price.
Rotating the food storage and using more of the frozen food allowed us to cut the grocery bill enough to make up for the increased taxes, which are really what are killing us, financially. One of our freezers is on its last legs, so the goal is to empty it and consolidate into one freezer. That will also help the electric bill, since the old freezer costs more to run. With only two of us,one chest freezer and a large refrigerator freezer is more than enough.
It is a dynamic situation.
NY Times Headline..
The Last Hurrah of a Feisty Winter Brings the Latest Spring Snow Ever.
The winter of 1976-77 was an exceptionally cold one in the central and eastern U.S., during which snowflakes were seen in metro Miami
The latest spring snowstorm ever recorded in the New York metropolitan region blustered over much of the Northeast...closing schools, snarling traffic and cloaking newly plowed fields and the delicate blossoms of May in a harsh reprise of winter.
In New York City, snow fell briefly in midmorning and in the early afternoon as a day of intermittent rain, sleet and hail passed drearily. The snow on May 9 was the latest record in any spring since record-keeping begain in 1869. The previous record for the latest spring snow was May 4 set in 1946. And that was just sleet.
May 9, 1977 — A late season snowstorm hit parts of Pennsylvania, New York State, and southern and central New England. Heavier snowfall totals included 27 inches at Slide Mountain New York and 20 inches at Norfolk, Connecticut. At Boston it was the first May snow in 107 years of records. The heavy wet snow caused extensive damage to trees and power lines. The homes of half a million people were without power following the storm.
Snowfall Amounts included:
Hartford: 1.3” (all on 5/9)
Worcester: 12.7” (11.4” on 5/9; 1.3” on 5/10)
Boston: 0.5” (Trace on 5/9; 0.5” on 5/10)
New York City: Trace (all on 5/9)
Newark: Trace (all on 5/9)
Providence: 7.0” (6.7” on 5/9; 0.3” on 5/10) http://forums.accuweather.com/index.php?showtopic=29630
***The winter of 1976-77 was an exceptionally cold one in the central and eastern U.S., during which snowflakes were seen in metro Miami****
I remember that winter! It never ended! I got sick, came down with Pneumonia, my car got stuck in the driveway blocking it. It was a mess!
Another extremely cold winter a couple of years later had me looking for a job in Southern Texas. I didn’t find one.
In God’s Country (Northern Minnesota), we’ve had more snow since February 1 than we get in a average winter. I personally have received 41 inches of snow in the last 14 days.
Global warming? Bring. It. On.