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128 Million Square Kilometers Were Covered By Snow At China (up to 20 inches)
China Meteorological News Press ^ | 02/01/08 | Lin Lin

Posted on 02/01/2008 9:10:34 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster

128 Million Square Kilometers Were Covered By Snow At China

Source:China Meteorological News Press

According to CMA meteorological satellite remote sensing monitoring for snow cover, up to January 28, the total area covered by snow at 15 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) is 128.21 million square kilometers.

More than 90% of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Hubei and Shannxi were covered by snow. The depth of snow cover at central Anhui and south Jiangsu is 30~45 cm and some areas even reached 50 cm.

China suffered rare and sustained low temperature, rain, snow and freezing weather since January 10.

Experts said that there are two reasons of this weather process, La Nina event and abnormal atmospheric circulation.

The La Nina event is the main reason of this weather process. The La Nina state came into being at August 2007 and developed rapidly. Up to January, 2008, the sea-surface temperature of east-central equatorial Pacific had been keeping over 0.5℃ lower than that of the conventional years. Stronger La Nina event can strengthen the middle latitudes atmospheric circulation and may consequently bring lower temperature and more precipitation to east China, especially Yangtze River basin and its north area.

The rare, sustained, steady abnormal atmospheric circulation at Eurasia is the direct reason of the weather process. The abnormal circulation had last 19 days (the average in January is 6 days), was favorable for invasion of cold air through Gansu Corridor. The strong northwest Pacific subtropical high has been staying above the sea southeast of China, so the cold and warm air join mainly at the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River and its south. The southern branch trough at south of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is most active for more than ten years and brings more warm and wet air to China. A temperature inversion layer caused by cold and warm air is the main reason of the widespread freezing rain. (Feb.1)

By Lin Lin


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Technical
KEYWORDS: agw; catastrophism; china; disruption; globalwarming; snows; snowstorm; solar
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1 posted on 02/01/2008 9:10:37 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; maui_hawaii; Jeff Head; Tainan; hedgetrimmer; Unam Sanctam; taxesareforever; ...

Ping!


2 posted on 02/01/2008 9:12:06 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
China suffered rare and sustained low temperature, rain, snow and freezing weather since January 10.

See? Global warming must be to blame.

3 posted on 02/01/2008 9:14:29 PM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Checkmate Cruiser")
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To: TigerLikesRooster
..the sea-surface temperature of east-central equatorial Pacific had been keeping over 0.5 degrees lower than that of the conventional years. ..

PINGING Al Gore, put your jacket on jack@$$.

4 posted on 02/01/2008 9:14:47 PM PST by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: neodad

You must have not gotten the memo. ALL weather is caused by global warming now! LOLOL


5 posted on 02/01/2008 9:19:40 PM PST by gop4lyf
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"By Lin Lin"

They have a weather reporting bureau in a Giant Panda enclosure?

6 posted on 02/01/2008 9:22:42 PM PST by NicknamedBob (I had the solution for everything, but it got out of its container.)
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To: neodad

A complete list of things caused by global warming

http://www.numberwatch.co.uk/warmlist.htm


7 posted on 02/01/2008 9:23:43 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: gop4lyf; neodad
"You must have not gotten the memo. ALL weather is caused by global warming now!"

Um ... it always has been.

8 posted on 02/01/2008 9:24:36 PM PST by NicknamedBob (I had the solution for everything, but it got out of its container.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I just wonder why Karl Rove turned his weather control machine against the Chicoms.


9 posted on 02/01/2008 9:28:28 PM PST by Weaponier (Close the Border!)
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To: NicknamedBob
No, Lin lin is a dog:


10 posted on 02/01/2008 9:29:20 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

t'ʌtʃd,ɑʊn!

11 posted on 02/01/2008 9:32:11 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The trouble isn't over when the snow stops. It's going to melt and cause some pretty severe flooding as the next act in this tragedy.
12 posted on 02/01/2008 9:33:02 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: TigerLikesRooster

What a mess. Hope they can handle it.


13 posted on 02/01/2008 9:34:54 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Are you sure that’s not a panda?

I think I see a bamboo shoot sticking out of its mouth.


14 posted on 02/01/2008 9:39:45 PM PST by NicknamedBob (I had the solution for everything, but it got out of its container.)
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To: Myrddin

I was sitting there and thinking about how all this snow eventually has to melt. Those folks in California always make a big deal about how this is good for them. You would think that there would be more dams built out in the rural sections of the country.


15 posted on 02/01/2008 9:42:37 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: TigerLikesRooster
the heat is on, gotta cool it down...

this happens at a time when China claims it can control the weather

16 posted on 02/01/2008 9:47:28 PM PST by GeronL
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Someone at China has interesting English.
17 posted on 02/01/2008 9:49:57 PM PST by PeterFinn (A muslim in the White House would be an Obamination.)
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To: pepsionice
I have a weather radio right next to my bed. This time of the year the radio is used to provide avalanche warnings. Usually around 7 AM. It's something that wouldn't have occurred to me while I was living in San Diego.

I wonder if the Three Gorges dam is going to get an unusual influx. The rural areas of China tend to be dirt poor. They aren't well prepared to handle this kind of emergency.

Another thread pointed out that we are about to discover how a disaster in China impacts the usual massive flow of goods in our direction.

18 posted on 02/01/2008 9:53:16 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: PeterFinn
Someone at China has interesting English.

Lin Lin, here's your sign!

Photobucket

19 posted on 02/01/2008 9:55:30 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Chinese stranded at train stations:


20 posted on 02/01/2008 10:01:21 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
According to CMA meteorological satellite remote sensing monitoring for snow cover, up to January 28, the total area covered by snow at 15 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) is 128.21 million square kilometers.

More than 90% of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Hubei and Shannxi were covered by snow. The depth of snow cover at central Anhui and south Jiangsu is 30~45 cm and some areas even reached 50 cm

I see. Up to 20" of snow dropped over an area 128 million kilometers in the course of a little over 2 weeks. (01/18-01/28) These, you will remember, are part of the same organization (the ChiComs) that boasted not too long ago that Chinese economy was growing by 7+% per year; that the Great Wall of China inspired the Romans to construct Hadrian's Wall in northern England; that with the coming of a cyclone they successfully and seamlessly evac. something like 1 million people from the coast, etc., etc.

I don't doubt that China has, and does, many things, but it has been known to pull the bow string back just a little too far at times.

21 posted on 02/01/2008 10:06:47 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: Myrddin
Maybe the snowpack melt will help with the drought.

Full Disclosure: Will there be a quadrillion-dollar lawsuit in China when the Three Gorges Dam breaks (in ten years or so?) /sarc>

Cheers!

22 posted on 02/01/2008 10:07:32 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
This is what they were predicting in the 1980s:

Tomorrow's America is a cold and ravaged place, a nation devastated by despair and enduring winter. In a small New England city, senior government official Dr. Judith Carriol finds the man she has been seeking: a deliverer of hope in a hopeless time who can revive the dreams of a shattered people; a magnetic, compassionate idealist whom Judith can mold, manipulate and carry to undreamed-of heights; a healer who must ultimately face damnation through the destructive power of love.

23 posted on 02/01/2008 10:08:46 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This is what will happen to us if we do not elect McLame.


24 posted on 02/01/2008 10:08:59 PM PST by Brimack34
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To: rfp1234

You might get a kick out of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA1NoOOoaNw&feature=related

“Crazy Indian Video... Buffalaxed!”


25 posted on 02/01/2008 10:10:28 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: pepsionice

Actually, the state capital, Sacramento, is in dire straits (no pun intended) with the strong possibility of a deadly flood of the American River. You’d think the nitwit Legislature would be concerned, but I suppose they think of the Central Valley as their own little “flyover country.”


26 posted on 02/01/2008 10:11:58 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Global warming is to Revelations as the theory of evolution is to Genesis.)
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To: Henchster

Has anybody seen that idiot Gore since all this Global Cold?
Or has he left town and hiding in Bermuda?
Give back the Nobel, Al.


27 posted on 02/01/2008 10:20:03 PM PST by pankot
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To: BenLurkin
滚动在地板笑

(Chinese for "ROTFL").

28 posted on 02/01/2008 10:26:10 PM PST by rfp1234 (Phodopus campbelli: household ruler since July 2007.)
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To: Myrddin
Look on the bright side, this will alleviate the problem that the drought caused in China with plenty of fresh water around.
29 posted on 02/01/2008 10:35:35 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

All I got to say is “ Awwwwwwwe “ cute dog.


30 posted on 02/01/2008 10:37:01 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: grey_whiskers
" Maybe the snowpack melt will help with the drought. Full Disclosure: Will there be a quadrillion-dollar lawsuit in China when the Three Gorges Dam breaks (in ten years or so?) /sarc>"

Reminds me of that song from Zed Zeppelin when the levee breaks, but, with this .. this is a BIG problem, if the 3 Gorges dam can't hold all that water.
31 posted on 02/01/2008 10:40:31 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: yankeedame

Understand, this is an area TWICE that of Texas, with 20” of snow.

That is a LOT of snow, however you look at it! Bury everything between the Rockies and the Mississippi River to 20” depth - that is one heck of a storm. I dare say even the US would be reeling if that happened for as long as it’s gone on...

Especially if it hit the SW and SE, areas that usually have to worry about a hard frost, and that’s it...


32 posted on 02/01/2008 10:43:09 PM PST by PugetSoundSoldier (Complaining about the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Record cold in Russia, India, China and North America....when will the Democrats realize that this is Global Cooling?

Maybe when Hill freezes over?

33 posted on 02/01/2008 10:44:22 PM PST by cookcounty (Ja-pan Jack Murtha, The ex-Marine who thinks Okinawa is on his Middle East map.)
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To: neverdem; blam; SunkenCiv
La Nina, ping!
34 posted on 02/01/2008 10:50:15 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Global warming!

/s


35 posted on 02/01/2008 11:32:20 PM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
128,000,000 square kilometers?

Reality check: The CIA's World Factbook only shows 9,596,960 sq km for China (7.5% as much).

36 posted on 02/01/2008 11:33:25 PM PST by yazd
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To: yazd
It is common to see lax proof-reading. Could be 1.28 million. One missing period.:-)
37 posted on 02/01/2008 11:36:49 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The MSM is rife with innumerates. It’s a serious shortcoming — not that they can do anything else well.

Even some reporters seem to recognize the problem:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4060370&columnId=2781901

38 posted on 02/01/2008 11:58:18 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

A lot of that land is badly polluted. All that runoff will be more of the same.


39 posted on 02/02/2008 12:17:08 AM PST by DB
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To: DB
Living downstream would be a b*tch.
40 posted on 02/02/2008 12:42:03 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I wonder what what the huge runoff of all this snow down the Yangtze River this spring will do to the area of the Three Gorges Dam?


41 posted on 02/02/2008 12:57:49 AM PST by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Beowulf; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy

Beam me to Planet Gore !

42 posted on 02/02/2008 3:07:08 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: TigerLikesRooster
China's snow storms cause $7.5 billion damage

Excerpt - BEIJING, February 1 (RIA Novosti) - China's heaviest snow storms in 50 years have wreaked havoc on the country's economy causing damage of $7.5 billion, a senior official said...

Crops and farmland have been particularly badly hit with around 17.5 acres of agricultural land affected. The Ministry of Agriculture was cited as saying that 14.4 million poultry had died from the cold, as well as over 870,000 pigs, 450,000 sheep and 85,000 cattle...

Some amazing numbers here and some are obviously wrong or incorrectly translated. 17.5 acres is obviously incorrect. But wow, 14.4 million poultry ? Almost a million pigs ? Almost 1/2 million sheep ? All frozen to death.

43 posted on 02/02/2008 3:08:29 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
China: land of lots of people and lots of livestock.
44 posted on 02/02/2008 3:11:03 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
China has declared war on Global Cooling !

China's War on Snow Havoc

Looks like the Chinese are not waiting for the next Al Gore BoBo's Warming Tour.

45 posted on 02/02/2008 3:14:17 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
Quote Armored vehicle joins battle against snowstorm


46 posted on 02/02/2008 3:27:03 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
Here is that photos caption.

An armored vehicle crushes down ice covered road at Lujiang section of He'an Highway in Lujiang, east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 2, 2008. An armonred vehicle was ordered to deice thick ice covered the road due to continuous icy weather in recent days. (Xinhua Photo)

I sure hope we have someone in our government that realizes what could potentially happen due to a significant Global Cooling cycle.

47 posted on 02/02/2008 3:32:20 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: DB
" A lot of that land is badly polluted. All that runoff will be more of the same."

Imagine how bad it will be for the Chinese government when the problem gets bigger than what the Chinese government can handle.
Military competition with the US and Russia will be the last thing they will have to worry about.
There will be verrrry lot's of unhappy and sick people that the Chinese government will have to deal with.
48 posted on 02/02/2008 3:42:52 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: DB
I would go on to say that China is the worst environmental disaster we will see in our lifetime..... there is a lot of slop going on there in the air and waters.
49 posted on 02/02/2008 3:45:23 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: justa-hairyape

The problem with using those heavy armored vehicles is it will cause a lot of damage to the roads over there, not that the roads were in good shape in the first place.


50 posted on 02/02/2008 3:48:07 AM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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