Skip to comments.Winter storm set to 'go bananas' across Northeast - U.S. News
Posted on 01/21/2014 3:27:56 PM PST by FreeAtlanta
A wintry double whammy has descended on the Northeast, bringing as much as a foot of snow and another blast of arctic air. The latest blow to a weather-beaten region has snarled airports and interstates, closed schools and shuttered much of the nation's capital. Initially f â¦
Article Link: Winter storm set to 'go bananas' across Northeast - U.S. News (http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2014/01/21/22381468-winter-storm-set-to-go-bananas-across-northeast?lite)
(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com ...
It’s a “winter” storm. Big deal.
if this is global warming, i would love to experience “Global Cooling”, would that be when the average temp in the USA is 50 below?
But global cooling causes global warming, doesn't it?
What about going "Pointed Sticks"?
When winter storms give you bananas, make a frozen banana split, I always say.
the disaster media is working overtime
This is all a conspiracy to try to make the hockey stick graph look wrong.
What is this “winter” thing? Apparently it’s never happened before in the history of the world.
Monty Python - Self-Defense Against Fruit:
Annoying, yes, but not a big deal. Every few winters, the East gets on the cold side of the storm track. But the East is where there's a lot of population and media attention.
In the Midwest and the Plains, every winter brings blizzards.
Why do they always scream and holler they are “not prepared”? You would think by now they would be. Oh, I forgot, all the money for prepared is being stolen.
I’m sheltering in place due to Polar Vortex II.
Stay warm my friends.
What makes this one a doozie in the New York City area is that it’s not one of those typical heavy, wet snowfalls you get around here. The temperature is already down near the single digits and this feels more like a prairie blizzard than a coastal storm.
I moved my family from the north to the deep south to escape cold and snow, and it’s following me. High tomorrow will be 37 degrees.
Please keep your cold stuff to yourselves, northeners.
>>>the disaster media is working overtime>>>
And nowhere have I found a comparison to ANY previous winters. I survived a few bad ones while growing up.
And while we’re at it, I’d like to know why the government made it a law that a gas furnace has to have electricity to start it. I asked the same question of a very competent gas furnace repair man and he said after a bit of thought, “Good question. I have no idea.”
what will they do this time, first they were messin with water bottles and tossin water into the air, what next? seeing what happens when weirdo’s attempt to urinate in 20 below freezing weather?
No.. its the........POLAR VORTEX!!!!!!!!!
To those of who have lived for many years in the Northeast, its just an old fashioned winter - like in the 1940s and 1950s.
No, because they don’t want to get fired.
“- like in the 1940s and 1950s.”
Yep,and no snow blowers in those days,just teenaged boys.
Blue states.....screw ‘em.
“S’pose he’s got a bunch?”
—I moved my family from the north to the deep south
—to escape cold and snow
That, of course makes you a Damn Yankee
Well, if winter storms are proof of global warming, then obviously if there were global cooling, we should expect heat waves in excess of 100 degrees.
Yes and we worked shoveling snow to make money and collected and turned in glass soda bottles for deposit money so we could buy Revell and Aurora plastic model plane and boat kits and the more guns they had the better.
Cuomo advised no travel. Does that include conservatives trying to get out, on his advice LAST week?
Even though that’s just a 45-min loop, you can see that thing ain’t going nowhere in a hurry.
New York, as you say, does not get single digits on a regular basis, and not combined with snow.
solar activity is at a low.
Where is the guy that gives us all the details about how the sun impacts our weather?
That guy speaks the truth.
“That, of course makes you a Damn Yankee.
The hell, you say. I played high school baseball and the damn yankees never drafted me.
yah, and we really feel sorry for the thousands of evil conservatives trying to “Escape From New York” this evening.
When I was a kid, weather was the weather and a snowstorm was just a snowstorm. Ken and Barbie have turned the weather reports into mini disaster movies. If they aren’t going to work, people should at least get a hobby.
“Why do they always scream and holler they are not prepared? You would think by now they would be. Oh, I forgot, all the money for prepared is being stolen.”
It’s not being stolen, it is merely being put to better use by purchasing Big Screen TV’s and new SUV’s for crack whores squirting out babies.
NBC put up this live cam of Times Square on their website.
You can really see the snow fall.
I really wish some conservatives would grow a pair and start laughing on tv when they speak of global warming. Just laugh and tell them no credible scientist buys it. I worked at nasa at langley for a while, then it was the ozone hole on the south pole, well I have spectrostrphy data of the hole then and years later the hole closed on its own..definitely not because we eliminated certain propellants inspray bottles..
Its time to tell the experts they have no clue.
Anyway, like you say, you got Ken and Barbie on the TV with wall-to-wall coverage of this "epic disaster". We sat at the bar and all the TVs, which are normally tuned into sports, was showing the different news channels with footage of heavy traffic, snow plows doing their thing, and "field reporters" doing live shots of some Manhattan street while holding on to their hats (to make it seem like a "snow hurricane" was in progress). Such drama queens.
All pretty ridiculous stuff.
It's 15 degrees in NYC right now and to me it seems rather seasonable as I often go to ten below in my backyard. The snow is actually easy to deal with because its so light, powdery and fluffy. You can almost blow it off the car.
By 9am in the morning, everything will be back to normal around here. It's no big deal. Don't believe the hype that the national media is feeding you!
It’s true! You can’t find a banana in New York State!
Look at those people standing along the side of the snowy street as cars and taxi cabs drive past. I’d be afraid to get hit by a car on a night like this!
“And while were at it, Id like to know why the government made it a law that a gas furnace”
I have a gas-fired steam heat furnace
there is electricity to the thermostat and the controls it triggers, but the gas-burner itself that creates the heat does not ignite using electricity, the thermostatic controls cause an “automatic” “igniter” (click click click) to “ignite” the gas, just like my modern kitchen gas stove
I’m in my sweats drinking hot cocoa glad I’m inside. You?
I’m inside now, but even though I left work early it took me more than two hours to drive home — a distance of about 16 miles. The roads are horrendous out there.
I’m glad you are home. I work from home....but it’s bad outside I can’t see my car anymore just a lump of snow where it is
Paging Al Gore.
60’s, 70’s 80’s. It’s been a while since we’ve had a real winter in the Northeast, but anyone over 30 should be able to remember them well.
Leave the snow and ice for the waterpark.
It’s Winter Storm Your Anus at least that’s what I heard.