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Global Warming? New Year Ushers in New Snowfall Records
NewsBusters ^ | January 1, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick

Posted on 01/01/2009 8:29:12 AM PST by PJ-Comix

As soon as your humble correspondent flipped on the TV set this New Year morning, he heard an MSNBC report about record levels of snowfall that just hit the Pacific Northwest. Checking around the web, it turns out that other parts of the country were also hit with record levels of snowfall. Here are a few of the reports starting with this one in the Green Bay Press Gazette (emphasis mine):

Green Bay ended the month with 45.6 inches of snowfall, the most of any December on record.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: globalcooling; globalwarming
I think we are going to see the term "Climate Change" replace "Global Warming" this year since the latter is getting too embarrassing to use.
1 posted on 01/01/2009 8:29:13 AM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: Paul Heinzman; IMissPresidentReagan; AlexW; Cletus.D.Yokel; ConservativeOrBust; tropical; ...

PING!


2 posted on 01/01/2009 8:30:13 AM PST by PJ-Comix (The Tide Turned Just a Half Year After Pearl Harbor)
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To: PJ-Comix

Six inches of snow yesterday and 10 degrees minus-5 wind chill factor in the People’s Republic of MA. I demand my global warming now!


3 posted on 01/01/2009 8:32:18 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: PJ-Comix
2008 coldest year this century!
4 posted on 01/01/2009 8:33:15 AM PST by SouthTexas
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To: PJ-Comix

6 inches of snow and a low of 1 here in Buffalo.


5 posted on 01/01/2009 8:35:40 AM PST by AirForceMom
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To: SouthTexas


Still no spots.
6 posted on 01/01/2009 8:36:41 AM PST by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: GQuagmire
GQ... let's not forget the 3 day weekend storm which dumped 18 inches right before Christmas...

And, the ice/freezing rain bonus features... lol

gotta love global warming...

7 posted on 01/01/2009 8:36:41 AM PST by xtinct ("There's a sucker born every minute." P.T. Barnum)
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To: PJ-Comix
"Record snowfalls? No problem. I'll warm things up with some hot air!"


8 posted on 01/01/2009 8:36:41 AM PST by twister881
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To: PJ-Comix

Ever hear of a Globalwarmingphobe? Probably not. It is a new buzzword to be used in 2009:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2157200/posts?page=1


9 posted on 01/01/2009 8:40:01 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. - One of General Abram's men)
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To: xtinct

I work for a utility company. I spent a couple of days dealing with the aftermath of that ice storm. What a mess...


10 posted on 01/01/2009 8:40:19 AM PST by GQuagmire
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To: PJ-Comix

Ther can be no doubt that there has been a significant increase in “hot air” over the past five years or so.


11 posted on 01/01/2009 8:51:32 AM PST by Starboard
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FReepmail me to get on or off


Click on POGW graphic for full GW rundown

GREENIE WATCH

Ping me if you find one I've missed.


Holy Frostbite, Batman!
12 posted on 01/01/2009 8:53:23 AM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: PJ-Comix
I live in Rochester and we've already received more than half our annual snowfall.
Where the hell is that global warming when you need it?
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13 posted on 01/01/2009 8:55:17 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: do the dhue

Doesn’t roll off the tongue very well.

How about “Glowaphobe”?


14 posted on 01/01/2009 8:55:40 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: SubMareener

Man that’s bright!

Need shades. ;)


15 posted on 01/01/2009 8:57:24 AM PST by SouthTexas
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To: SouthTexas
London had the coldest New Years Eve in their History... per cnn from a friend... I will not watch that channel.

LLS

16 posted on 01/01/2009 9:00:30 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: PJ-Comix

I predict climate change in a few months. We used to call it spring.


17 posted on 01/01/2009 9:01:32 AM PST by xp38
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To: UCANSEE2

As long as folks get the point.

Good people get attacked with labels and it is time to fight back.


18 posted on 01/01/2009 9:07:09 AM PST by do the dhue (They've got us surrounded again. The poor bastards. - One of General Abram's men)
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To: PJ-Comix

That had started more than a year ago, I believe. They started hedging there bets with massive rationalizations so that almost anything fits nicely into there claims that we are responsible and only more tax dollars will fix it. You just got to love it, if it wasn’t so sad. LOL


19 posted on 01/01/2009 9:07:13 AM PST by WHBates
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To: PJ-Comix

“Climate Change” is so 2008.
It’s now called “Climate Crisis”.
Where have you been???


20 posted on 01/01/2009 9:09:20 AM PST by FBD (My carbon footprint is bigger then yours)
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To: PJ-Comix

Bingo. “Global warming” has pretty much been retired in favor of “climate change”. Only those behind the curve are still using the old term. “Climate change” covers anything and everything. A little cooler, a little warmer, more snow, less snow, rain, dry weather, even earthquakes. Anything. If the weather is exquisitely ideal, well that’s a change and is covered.


21 posted on 01/01/2009 9:13:04 AM PST by all the best
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To: PJ-Comix
Seattle Sees Most Snow in a Decade

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/22/us/22snow.html

In my 50 years we have only had 2 “white Christmas's” in the Seattle area. This storm began the first day of my Christmas vacation December 19th and continued nearly everyday through the day after Christmas when it began to warm up and change over to rain. At my house we had a total of 11 inches on top of a 1/2 inch of solid ice.

And the mountains are getting buried by 2 or 3 feet a day. The mountains for the last several years have been seeing record snow packs. I keep saying our next bad year will be 2010 the year of the Winter Olympics just up the freeway from here. Murphy's law.

All Wash. mountain passes closed by heavy snow

http://www.komonews.com/news/36972749.html

22 posted on 01/01/2009 9:22:35 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: NavyCanDo
Only the month of January averaged above normal temperature in Springfield, Missouri.

The other 11 months, all averaged below normal.

92% of the months in 2008 were below normal, a trend?

23 posted on 01/01/2009 9:32:23 AM PST by TYVets
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To: PJ-Comix

24 posted on 01/01/2009 9:40:49 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist -)
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To: SubMareener

No sunspots in 3 weeks. If this keeps up for a few more months, it suggests that we are entering an Ice Age (we’re supposed to be exiting the solar minimum for the last few months, but no spots. No sunspots means the energy output is less, thus the cooler temperatures this past year). No good for some people, because it suggests a long period of less food production in a poor economic times. Being in the military, I feel like an observer and not a participant of all this (plus I’m in Germany). No matter how bad it gets, I’ll always have a job.


25 posted on 01/01/2009 9:47:48 AM PST by tlj18 (I'm staying Army, no matter who my Commander-in-Chief is!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Snowfall has little to do with GW. It is -38 here now. That is temperature and is related to GW.


26 posted on 01/01/2009 9:51:08 AM PST by RightWhale (We were so young two years ago and the DJIA was 12,000)
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To: all the best
A little cooler, a little warmer, more snow, less snow, rain, dry weather, even earthquakes. Anything.

Fortunately, whatever form it takes, it's always curable by living like cavemen and paying higher taxes! Whew! ;-)

27 posted on 01/01/2009 9:51:20 AM PST by maryz (quote)
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To: RightWhale

Here in east central Illinois our Christmas ice has melted and the temperatures have been near if not slightly above average. I was afraid the ice would last a month this time of year. I suspect we will see some of your cold in a while, but hopefully moderated some.


28 posted on 01/01/2009 10:07:59 AM PST by Western Phil
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To: GQuagmire
I demand my global warming now!

http://www.encyclomedia.com/video-drew_carey_comedian.html

 

29 posted on 01/01/2009 10:35:31 AM PST by txroadkill (I am Senate Candidate No. 5)
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Beam me to Planet Gore !

30 posted on 01/01/2009 11:12:20 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: RightWhale

I live in Wasilla and it was -25 when I went to bed last night. I am not an old timer but that is the coldest temp since I have lived here. When can an Alaskan finally get some of that global warming algore has promised? I also have more snow piles from clearing my drive than I have ever had by the end of the season. This is going to be a long cold winter.


31 posted on 01/01/2009 11:40:31 AM PST by strongbow
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To: oh8eleven

Are you trying to disrupt consensus with facts again? algore will not be pleased.


32 posted on 01/01/2009 11:56:59 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: PJ-Comix

bttt


33 posted on 01/01/2009 12:00:24 PM PST by SuperLuminal
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To: all the best
Bingo. “Global warming” has pretty much been retired in favor of “climate change”. Only those behind the curve are still using the old term. “Climate change” covers anything and everything. A little cooler, a little warmer, more snow, less snow, rain, dry weather, even earthquakes. Anything. If the weather is exquisitely ideal, well that’s a change and is covered.

Perhaps, but the "global warming" theory was the result of and supported by the "computer models" of the Earth's climate and it's interaction with various "greenhouse" gasses. There is no connection between those fatally flawed computerized guessing games and the climate we have been enjoying for the last eight years or more.

"Climate change" as a theory doesn't even get the skinny fig leaf of a computer model to hide behind. It is a theory, dreamt up out of whole cloth by the unscrupulous, set before the credulous who are expected to believe in it as an article of faith. It is the antithesis of the scientific method as there has been no effort to base the theory on anything except "because I said so". It's past time to start asking "why" repeatedly and loudly, demand they support their thesis with documented predictions. That is the gold standard of the scientific method not regurgitated group-think.

Regards,
GtG

34 posted on 01/01/2009 12:31:04 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Gandalf_The_Gray
"Climate change" as a theory doesn't even get the skinny fig leaf of a computer model to hide behind. It is a theory, dreamt up out of whole cloth by the unscrupulous, set before the credulous who are expected to believe in it as an article of faith.

You're being too generous by calling "Climate Change" a theory. "Climate Change" is nothing more than an empty phrase. To qualify as a theory, it must at least provide some type of testable prediction and a mechanism by which predictions of the theory can be derived.

35 posted on 01/01/2009 12:43:59 PM PST by pjd
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To: Chgogal

http://www.investors.com/editorial/editorialcontent.asp?secid=1501&status=article&id=315533893763712


36 posted on 01/01/2009 12:57:40 PM PST by Chgogal (Voting "Present" 130 times might be a sign of a smart politician. It is not a sign of a good leader.)
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To: PJ-Comix

We had three inches of snow last night in NW Washington, just when the previous fifteen inches, left over from Christmas was beginning to disappear.


37 posted on 01/01/2009 1:00:06 PM PST by Eva
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To: Dutch Boy
Yeah, that's the trouble with "quality" guys - facts.
Just heard we set an all-time record for snowfall in December. Oy.
38 posted on 01/01/2009 1:38:55 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I love these so called records. I can guarantee that the London area had a colder New Years Eve during the last ice age and probably much more recently too.


39 posted on 01/01/2009 1:56:54 PM PST by xp38
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To: NavyCanDo
Last year was a heavy snow year for the Pacific Northwest. Here was the snow depth for the Pacific Northwest on January 1st 2008.

Here is the current January 2009 Pacific Northwest snow depth.


40 posted on 01/01/2009 3:52:56 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape
Here was the snow depth for the Pacific Northwest on January 1st 2004. The snow depth (measured on January 1st) has been in general getting progressively worse for the past 5 years. Coinciding with the decrease in solar activity.


41 posted on 01/01/2009 3:58:43 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: PJ-Comix

We’ve had unusually high amounts of snow for December here in northern NJ. Winter’s going to be long this year.


42 posted on 01/01/2009 4:01:00 PM PST by ContraryMary (New Jersey -- Superfund cleanup capital of the U.S.A.)
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To: xp38
Just passing on a bit of trivia on globull warming FRiend.
I agree with your premise.

LLS

43 posted on 01/02/2009 4:13:59 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussein will NEVER be my president... NEVER!)
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To: pjd
You're being too generous by calling "Climate Change" a theory. "Climate Change" is nothing more than an empty phrase. To qualify as a theory, it must at least provide some type of testable prediction and a mechanism by which predictions of the theory can be derived.

I believe that's what I said. Ie: "It's past time to put up or shut up!"

Not to quibble but there are at least two definitions for "theory". The first being scientific is, as you describe, making demonstrably correct predictions based on the theoretical precepts. The second definition is legal as in the District Attorney presented his theory of the crime. In the second case, plausibility replaces "demonstrably correct".

Regards,
GtG

44 posted on 01/02/2009 2:32:24 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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