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BREAKING NEWS: Fort Huachuca closes, parts of I-10 also closed. (So Global Warming is real?)
Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^

Posted on 01/22/2007 10:29:12 AM PST by SandRat

SIERRA VISTA -- Fort Huachuca officials announced that all personnel including DA civilians and contractors have been sent home this morning due to the inclement weather.

Only mission essential personnel and residents will be allowed access to the installation. All non-mission essential personnel who may already be on the fort have been released. Officials advise caution when traveling on the installation due to icy conditions.

The fort's dining facilities are operating on a normal schedule for now, but the situation may be update. In other related news, Interstate 10 remains open but there are numerous icy spots east of Tucson. Motorists should expect winter driving conditions with sporadic delays and lane closures.

State Route 70 and State Route 191 are closed due to snow and ice.These highways are in the Safford area.

Interstate 10 in New Mexico remains closed in both directions.

For the most current information on the highway conditions please call 511 and follow the prompts for I-10 east of Tucson.

A heavy snow warning remains in effect through 5 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service.

Schools in Bisbee, Tombstone and Palominas closed because of the snow and the road conditions it created, according to the school districts Web sites.

Sierra Vista schools went on as normal.

Highway 90 between Sierra Vista and Bisbee was closed overnight because of snow and ice on the roadway, but reopened this morning, according to the ADOT Web site www.az511.com. The weather service forecast for today includes continued snow and moisture through the morning, tapering off as the day progress. The weather was being created by a "strong and cold winter storm" system that was over central Arizona and moving south toward northern Mexico, the weather service reported. As part of the area forecast, possible snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches were expected in the lower elevations. In higher elevations, such as the Huachuca Mountains, 4 to 8 inches of snow was expected. For road condition information, call 511 or log onto www.az511.com


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: closed; forthuachuca; i10

1 posted on 01/22/2007 10:29:14 AM PST by SandRat
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To: SandRat
Everyone knows global warming makes everything colder, silly.

Geeze, didn't you see The Day After Tomorrow?
2 posted on 01/22/2007 10:31:07 AM PST by Thrusher ("There is no peace without victory.")
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To: SandRat

....looks like a good time to bring the next drug shipment through....


3 posted on 01/22/2007 10:34:53 AM PST by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: SandRat

Wish my employer would send me home. I could use some time off. :)


5 posted on 01/22/2007 10:36:48 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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6 posted on 01/22/2007 10:37:32 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

I 25 North from Las Cruces is also closed.


7 posted on 01/22/2007 10:37:36 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: SandRat

Sandrat,
First of all Happy Birthday!!!! Second, I am going to wait until I hear President Bush's State of the Union Speech and if he says that their is global warming than perhaps I might believe it...sarc.


8 posted on 01/22/2007 10:37:51 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: SandRat

Ah yes, more problems caused by global warming. I guess it's time to sell the snowmobiles. ;o)


9 posted on 01/22/2007 10:38:03 AM PST by NRA2BFree
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To: SandRat
Has Gore been out there recently?

Sounds like classic Gore effect to me

10 posted on 01/22/2007 10:38:22 AM PST by Jim Noble
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To: SandRat

There was a post somewhere around here about "The Gore Effect". The gist of "The Gore Effect" is that at times when manbearpig goes out and about speaking about "global warming" some places he has spoken at have had some of their lowest temps. in recent memory.


11 posted on 01/22/2007 10:38:48 AM PST by isthisnickcool (The only reason you are still conscious is because I don't want to carry you- J. Bauer)
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To: SandRat
No mater how tight they close down post the mess hall will be open.

Barracks Rats have to eat.

I was a Barracks Rat for six years before I found better quarters. Liked going to AF and Navy bases. They had mid-rats, good place to end the night after a night on the town.
12 posted on 01/22/2007 10:38:48 AM PST by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: Thrusher

yeah, check out the effects of Global Warming back in 1936...

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/pub/data/special/maxtemps.pdf

And the minimums:

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/pub/data/special/mintemps.pdf


13 posted on 01/22/2007 10:39:22 AM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: SandRat

The "Gobal Warming" theory has been fixed.
It's now "Climate change". That takes care of any problems with the theory.


14 posted on 01/22/2007 10:41:52 AM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))
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To: napscoordinator

Thank you for the Birthday wish.


15 posted on 01/22/2007 10:43:13 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Jim Noble

Think he did make it PHX and it snowed there too.


16 posted on 01/22/2007 10:44:12 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: isthisnickcool

Yeah, he does have a CHILLING EFFECT on the audience.


17 posted on 01/22/2007 10:45:24 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

I think the shepard pictured on your reply is a relative of my dog. Same markings ,color and the whole bit. Also is an Sierra Vista resident.


18 posted on 01/22/2007 10:46:19 AM PST by leftee
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To: PeteB570
They have said that the Dinning Facilities (Mess Halls to us old Vets) serving the troops in the Enlisted Dormitories (Barracks in us old Vets day) are open and running.

Ain't PC Speak Grand? < / sarc
19 posted on 01/22/2007 10:48:05 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: nuconvert

ah,... I see PC Speak.


20 posted on 01/22/2007 10:49:11 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Happy Birthday to you.

Do you think we should move to Arizona and escape the snow?

That is about the same as we had here a week or so ago.


21 posted on 01/22/2007 10:49:52 AM PST by nw_arizona_granny (Pray for peace, but prepare for the worst disaster. Protect your loved ones.)
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To: SandRat

I've been through this before in Arizona and New Mexico. In December 1971, as I was driving from Fort Gordon (GA) to Fort Lewis (WA), I got caught in a blizzard in Albuquerque and spent an extra day there. When I got out of there, I-40 was fine through New Mexico, but it was pure ice in Arizona. It hit -5 in the morning in Flagstaff, and I didn't get out of the snow until I hit Kingman.


22 posted on 01/22/2007 10:50:13 AM PST by Publius (A = A)
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To: Cailleach

ping


23 posted on 01/22/2007 10:51:40 AM PST by kalee (No burka for me....EVER!)
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To: SandRat
Tucson was basically shut down this morning. All the roads crossing over the Rillito River were closed. (bridges froze over).
24 posted on 01/22/2007 10:52:25 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Liberalism in a parasite that ALWAYS kills its host.)
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To: nw_arizona_granny

lol!!! It happens so rarely in our part of AZ that it makes it fun when it does happen.


25 posted on 01/22/2007 10:52:54 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Yeah,.. caught that with all the warning on CH4 and CH11.


26 posted on 01/22/2007 10:54:52 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat
When we were visiting the Post in 1982 things got a little "hot" on one of the ranges and we ended up burning half the mountain.

Range Control and the Post were not too POed. They said it was going to burn soon anyway. Might as well happen on a nice day for burning.
27 posted on 01/22/2007 11:00:12 AM PST by PeteB570 (Guns, what real men want for Christmas)
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To: SandRat

It brings back the memory of when I had completed the MI Officer's advance course and had my PCS orders in Dec, 1982. I cleared my quarters on the 28th and was in the post guest house and planned to leave on the 29th. I woke up to no power and a foot of snow on the ground.

I went down and found my combat boots, which were packed, naturally in the bag at the FRONT of the U Haul trailer. I trekked down to the billeting office and the manager said "I bet you want to know if you can extend your stay." I said "Yes." He replied, "No problem, I've had a half a dozen calls from folks stuck elsewhere saying they won't be arriving for a day or two."

I delayed departure until the 31st and made it to El Paso by 4pm, that day. The pass through the mountains east of El Paso was not opened to traffic until 10am and then only to vehicles with either chains or snow tires. Because I was going on leave back to the midwest I had snowtires on my car. It was a long day crossing the mountains due to the snow and ice. the road itself was about 6 inches below the ice surface I drove on.


28 posted on 01/22/2007 11:00:55 AM PST by GreyFriar ( 3rd Armored Division - Spearhead)
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To: PeteB570

10 years earlier, the mountains backing the ranges caught alight. We had to go fight it and the crew I was with got trapped by the blaze. Had to hunker in (found a bare draw with no brush) and let it burn over us. Tankers turned us pink dropping their crud on us but the Duce-n-Half was a smoldering hulk. Not fun.


29 posted on 01/22/2007 11:05:22 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Gorgeous pics!!!

We did not get anything up in the Deer Valley area of north Phoenix. Bummer...............


30 posted on 01/22/2007 11:51:08 AM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '08--Go BIG BEN!!!)
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To: hsmomx3

There's supposed to be another one that will rumble through. Perhaps you'll get some then. Until then enjoy the photos and dream.


31 posted on 01/22/2007 11:55:11 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: SandRat

Really? Haven't heard about another one. All I heard is that we have a frost warning.


32 posted on 01/22/2007 12:05:12 PM PST by hsmomx3 (Steelers in '08--Go BIG BEN!!!)
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To: SandRat
No, no, no!

Anecdotal evidence is only acceptable when it "proves" global warming.

For instance, the fact that 2% of the Antarctic ice shelf is melting is proof of global warming.

The fact that 98% of the Antarctic ice shelf is getting thicker is proof of nothing.

Is that clear?

33 posted on 01/22/2007 12:13:12 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: SandRat
Oh SandRat...THAT is so cool! Thanks for the photos.

sw

34 posted on 01/22/2007 12:19:16 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: Thrusher
Everyone knows global warming makes everything colder, silly.

From what I remember, the global warming hypothesis states that warm air will displace the freezing air of the arctic. The effect would be to cause the polar caps to melt while very unusual weather strikes randomly around the world.

35 posted on 01/22/2007 12:26:46 PM PST by Zeroisanumber (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: SandRat

Those are great pictures. Thanks! My daughter lived in Tucson for about 13 years. I emailed her your posting.


36 posted on 01/22/2007 3:15:47 PM PST by lula ( Islam IS the Anti-Christ)
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To: SandRat

I hear they're getting an hour off this morning too...friend of mine does not have to report for duty until 0900.


37 posted on 01/23/2007 4:43:40 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Liberals: First to demand tolerance, last to practice it when conservatives disagree with them.)
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To: SandRat

Look on the bright side. It should be easy to track illegals for a little while...


38 posted on 01/23/2007 4:46:09 AM PST by TADSLOS (Iran is in the IED exporting business. Time to shut them down.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Nope, 2 hours. Official start time 0700 hours each day and the Mrs. has tasks for me to do so I don't really get to be off, kinda.


39 posted on 01/23/2007 6:22:13 AM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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