Skip to comments.SNOWFALL IN OMAN
Posted on 02/06/2008 1:32:44 AM PST by Cementjungle
MUSCAT, FEBRUARY 6 (BNA) --
A COLD WAVE WITH HEAVY SNOWFALL HAS SWEPT A NUMBER OF VILLAGES IN OMANS MOUNTAINOUS JEBEL AKHDAR IN AL HAMRA PROVINCE BRINGING THE TEMPERATURE TO BELOW 0C.
OMANI PAPERS SAID TODAY THAT PEOPLE IN THE AREA HAD NEVER SEEN SUCH SNOW AND QUOTED OLD RESIDENTS AS SAYING IT WAS EXTRAORDINARY, SINCE AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR IT STARTS TO BECOME WARMER.
A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE RUSHED TO THE AREA TO SEE THE UNFAMILIAR SIGHT.
EM//BS 06-FEB-2008 11:27
Darn global warming!
We had snow for the third time this year in Tokyo, and more is on the way.
Tokyo gets snow maybe once every two or three years.
I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!
TOKYO (AFP) At least one man died and more than 200 people were injured after the Tokyo region was hit at the weekend by the season's heaviest snowfall, officials and Japanese media said Monday.
Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies
Date: 06 Feb 2008
Bulletin No. 2
This bulletin is being issued for information only.
A new wave of ice and snow once again pounded the southern provinces of China on 4 and 5 February. The unusually low temperatures, ice and heavy snow have continued to plague 20 out of 31 provinces of China since 10 January. It is being touted as the worst winter disaster in more than five decades in most areas and the longest lasting blizzard in 100 years.
since the average temperature is rising, even though some places are getting colder, I wonder where all that extra heat is going?
all the hot air is going to US Congress and Senate
You mean the Global Average Temperature ? Recent NASA data states the Global average has been more or less flat since the 1998 peak. However, since August 2007 Global Temperature averages have been dropping dramatically. January 2008 saw about a 0.6 C average temperature anomaly drop in the US. Obviously, Global Warming is no longer occurring in the short term.
The current questions
Is the recent drop in temperatures just a short term trend ?
Has a new Global Cooling Cycle begun ?
This is why we are seeing all these freak cold and snow pictures from all over the northern Hemisphere. This winter may come to be know as The Global Blizzards of 2008.
Try this for starters. The red curves on the right are the 'please do not freeze my cajones' predictions.
We just went through 4 years with a Sunspot number max at 50 or less. Looks like we will be there for at least another year, two maybe more.
The weather has always been unpredictable.
Short term weather always is unpredictable. We do however know that we are due to enter another ice age historically speaking. That cycle has been going on for 100's of thousands of years. A lot of people were hoping Global Warming could prevent the fall. Looks like we might just a bunch of apes living on a water planet after all.
If a butterfly flaps its wings in New Jersey, that's enough to cause a typhoon in Bangladesh a year later.
But can a Typhoon in Bangladesh cause a Butterfly in New Jersey to flap its wings ?
You know, btw, that our sun is an 11 year variable star (type G2v)? That graph is not too suprising. The last ice age was about 10,000 years ago, and it’s been speculated that we’re currently in a temporary lull, maybe because of the gulf stream sending equatorial heat northward. It could all change of course, the exact causes still largely random however.
The Youtube Internet sensation, Tay Zonday, is a prophet!!
Lyrics from “Too Big for You” include.....
“GO TO OMAN, BUILD A SNOWMAN”
The song is available for free download...check it out.
Man-made Climate Change is NOT off the hook here. With what's now five (5!) cut internet cables, apparantly the normally abundant warm supply of bits and bytes from the World Wide Web, has allowed things to cool to the point of causing middle east snow. Al is still to be blamed, being responsible for BOTH global climate change AND the internet.
In other news: Hell has froze over.
The satellite and early global temperatures measurements for January 2008 show last month was well below average and there has been a very pronounced cooling over the past year.
The satellite measurements show a decline of 0.6C over the past year.
The (early yet) global land-based temperature records show a decline of 0.7C from December to January.
These are huge declines and could even be compared to the increase in temperatures from 1900 to 2006 which was about 0.7C. One could argue we lost all of the global warming increase over the past year/month.
La Nina is the likely cause and the global warmers do not yet account for how El Ninos and La Ninas affect global temperatures and especially long-term global temperature trends.
I’m in Shanghai, and we had more snow this last week than this city sees total in 4 normal years.
Randomness does not produce repeating cycles. Actually, the El Nino and La Nina temperature oscillations in the Pacific have a greater significance on the Earths climate considering the larger volume of water in the Pacific. Right now the Pacific Ocean is experiencing a massive La Nina. Cold water upwellings are occurring in the Eastern Pacific that come up from the deep ocean and they are traveling west pushed by the trade winds. During a La Nina you get a lot of moisture in the Pacific Northwest. Perhaps eventually the Atlantic Gulf Stream will stop, but if you look at the amount of snow that has fallen in the Northwest US this winter, you could get the impression that the next Ice Age began to show itself this winter, at least in the north west. The question is, what is causing cycles that have been occurring since long before humans settled as farmers.
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