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Severe U.S. storm brings heavy snow, baseball-sized hail
Reuters via Drudge ^ | Sat Mar 23, 2013 7:23pm EDT | Mary Wisniewski-- CHICAGO

Posted on 03/24/2013 9:20:52 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

(Reuters) - A major early spring storm brought heavy snow, severe thunderstorms and floods as it moved east across the United States on Saturday, closing highways, forcing flight cancellations and causing a pileup involving dozens of vehicles.

The weather system forced the cancellations of more than 100 flights in and out of Denver International Airport on Saturday and blowing and drifting snow closed several roads in Colorado, including Interstate 70 in both directions east of Denver to the Kansas state line.

 

"Travel on the eastern plains is strongly discouraged," said Mindy Crane, spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Transportation. "It is snowing half an inch an hour with sustained winds of 25 miles an hour with gusts up to 40 miles an hour."

A chain-reaction crash involving some 50 vehicles and at least four tractor-trailers shut down Interstate 25 about 30 miles north of Denver for several hours on Saturday, the Colorado State Patrol said in a statement. A tanker involved in the accident burst into flames.

Several injured people were taken to the hospital but no fatalities were reported, police said.

Kyle Fredin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said some counties in far eastern Colorado had seen a foot of snow by mid-afternoon.

Snowfall accumulations in the Denver metropolitan area could top 10 inches, with higher amounts in the foothills west of the city, he said.

The snow was expected to move east to Kansas City, St. Louis, Indianapolis and Columbus, Ohio, over the next 24 hours, before moving into the mid-Atlantic states, Kines said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; globalcooling; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; weather

1 posted on 03/24/2013 9:20:52 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Baseball sized!...see what sequester cuts do?


2 posted on 03/24/2013 9:27:25 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: All

Flash map at above link.


3 posted on 03/24/2013 9:34:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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whoops...lost the link:



THE WINTER THAT WON'T END...

4 posted on 03/24/2013 9:36:21 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Obama really screwed up in Israel again.
5 posted on 03/24/2013 9:36:40 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Would have been softball sized without the sequester ?


6 posted on 03/24/2013 9:37:09 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: TurboZamboni

Wonder how a solar panel survives in a baseball size hail storm.


7 posted on 03/24/2013 9:37:41 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (CLICK my name. See the murals before they are painted over! POTEET THEATER in OKC!)
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To: TurboZamboni


8 posted on 03/24/2013 9:38:27 AM PDT by Iron Munro (I miss America, don't you?)
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To: TurboZamboni
Baseball sized!...see what sequester cuts do?

Well, if it wasn't the sequester cuts, it must have been global warming. (Not)

9 posted on 03/24/2013 9:38:51 AM PDT by Mark17 (My body is in California, but my heart is in the Philippines)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Lets try this:


10 posted on 03/24/2013 9:39:35 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
More from Drudge:

Another snow blast coming for Midwest, East...

20 Million in Path...

Watches/Warnings...

11 posted on 03/24/2013 9:41:57 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Iron Munro

Excellent!


12 posted on 03/24/2013 9:42:52 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

13 posted on 03/24/2013 9:46:43 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

14 posted on 03/24/2013 9:47:44 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

15 posted on 03/24/2013 9:48:40 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m sick of snow. We’re hearing forecasts of not more than a dusting in this part of Massachusetts, and I hope that doesn’t change. My sympathies to those south and west of us.


16 posted on 03/24/2013 9:52:13 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

For a second my eyes tricked me by registering “basketball-sized hail”.That would sure be a hoot.


17 posted on 03/24/2013 9:57:24 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

More news about “global warming”...parts of northwestern Europe,including Britain,are having the coldest,snowiest March in decades.


18 posted on 03/24/2013 9:59:24 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

just put a DHS armored vehicle over each one.


19 posted on 03/24/2013 10:01:54 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I live north of the City of Boulder and it went down to zero degrees Fahrenheit last night here. But I wasn’t surprised in the least. After all, for over a decade now, the global warmists’ models have been predicting that global warming would make it colder. At least I’m pretty sure they said that. Didn’t they?


20 posted on 03/24/2013 10:26:15 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
From Watts Up With That?:

************************************EXCERPT**********************************************

Trend To Colder Winters Continues in UK

Posted on by

Guest post by Paul Homewood

2013_16_MeanTemp_Anomaly_1981-2010

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries/anomacts


21 posted on 03/24/2013 10:26:51 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: trisham

“I’m sick of snow.’

Not me. The St. Vrain basin in Colorado is only at 65% average snowpack right now. Colorado is in the second year of a (presumably) 3-year drought, which starts like clockwork every 11 years due to the sunspot cycle.

We could use a few more feet of snow here.


22 posted on 03/24/2013 10:31:17 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Crap...I’m in Chicago visiting family for the weekend & need to fly back to Pittsburgh late this afternoon!!! Hope I have a safe & smooth flight! Yikes!


23 posted on 03/24/2013 10:33:39 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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To: catnipman
In that case, I will be hoping that you get more snow. :) We've gotten quite a bit this winter.

Our driveway on 2/9/13:

The snow dam at the end of our driveway was five feet high and about 10 feet deep. This is part of the driveway:

We're had a number of snowstorms since then.

24 posted on 03/24/2013 10:44:21 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That 5-8 prediction for DC (or near DC) is totally wrong. There may be a slushy coating at Dulles. Zero at Reagan National.


25 posted on 03/24/2013 10:45:06 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: catnipman

i think they’ve even claimed that the cold weather is caused by global warming.

So we’d better stop “global warming” to stop all this freezing?


26 posted on 03/24/2013 10:47:59 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh my.. more ‘proof’ of global varming.. jaaa.


27 posted on 03/24/2013 10:48:32 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: trisham

What state is this in?

I’m in the Pacific Northwest and this year - for the first time in a long time - not one icy road day - however had small amounts of snow that didn’t last long.


28 posted on 03/24/2013 10:50:56 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: trisham; catnipman

Yeap, St. Vrain and the Big Thompson are running low. So the municipalities are already getting ready to enforce water restrictions and cutting farmers off. Stupid stuff here, they don’t let farmers use well water to irrigate, and we owe Kansas water, so we cut our farmers off, destroying their crops.


29 posted on 03/24/2013 10:51:39 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Oh noes. There is a BIG purple blob over my house.

Damn that Groundhog:-/


30 posted on 03/24/2013 10:53:20 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Mourning in America.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

That wreck on I25 was just north of my house. We drove through this morning. Roads are dry and clear, but the snow in the median and between the interstate and frontage road shows the mess for miles.


31 posted on 03/24/2013 10:53:24 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: Aria

I live in Massachusetts.


32 posted on 03/24/2013 10:54:21 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

I understand that last summer was a disaster due to drought for many farmers in the west and midwest.


33 posted on 03/24/2013 10:57:10 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

So what is really sad about it, is that the water table is really high here. We have to run sump pumps on our basements/crawlspaces. But, we can use well water. Bunch of fools gone mad.


34 posted on 03/24/2013 11:02:22 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

correction: Can’t use well water.


35 posted on 03/24/2013 11:02:53 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: ican'tbelieveit

It’s nutty.


36 posted on 03/24/2013 11:07:43 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Man, you are in the woods.


37 posted on 03/24/2013 11:19:30 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: trisham

That looks like a beautiful piece of land, Trisha.

I wish I lived in that kind of environment.

‘Pod.


38 posted on 03/24/2013 11:20:58 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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To: NormsRevenge
Did you get anything out of this storm?

I assume it came down the usual way ....from the Alaska area.

We have been chilly but that is all.

39 posted on 03/24/2013 11:25:22 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: NormsRevenge

There has been global cooling the past week or two. The global average temperature dropped at least 1/2 degree C (that’s about the sum total of “global warming” from CO2 so far).


40 posted on 03/24/2013 11:26:18 AM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“I assume it came down the usual way ....from the Alaska area.”

Thank you for not blaming Canada.


41 posted on 03/24/2013 12:17:10 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well Obama dissed Israel the other day so what do you expect! **Research what happens when a U S President disses Israel.............


42 posted on 03/24/2013 12:33:33 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

March 24th and it was 8 below zero last night. Glowbull Warming my frozen arse!


43 posted on 03/24/2013 2:46:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

we got dribbled on a few days ago, temps have chilled a bit after a couple nice ones last week... I got buds busting out in flower all over the fruit trees.. I’m at SquirrelCon 3! so far , only a couple lost bunches of blossoms but I do have nukular hardened nerf weapons on call ,, little bastards, like a NK ruling brat, the latest one included.. pains in the keester.

we’re headed to alaska in a couple months, princessing it, earlier than we usually go.. fingers crossed the pacific plate naps ‘til after the fourth.


44 posted on 03/25/2013 6:56:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: TigersEye

Man, I can’t handle that kind of cold anymore.....bones are too old.


45 posted on 03/25/2013 7:19:36 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: NormsRevenge

Some day I want to get up that way.


46 posted on 03/25/2013 7:21:45 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I hear that! I stayed inside.

8 below in late March!?!
I'd like to tie Algore to a tree out there and hose him down.

47 posted on 03/25/2013 8:26:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: TigersEye

If I had thing together ,...I would have that Weekly standard cover image of Al Gore shivereing in his undies with two Polar Bears laughting at him.


48 posted on 03/25/2013 9:15:06 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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