Skip to comments.Many didn't warm to snowless holiday (Al Gore supporter says global warming hurt Christmas)
Posted on 12/26/2006 10:17:11 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
Jeanine Browne knew something was amiss the moment she strolled into the Public Garden yesterday morning with her 5-month-old whippet, Cocoa . Birds were chirping, the grass was green, and families were playing football in sweatshirts, no hats or gloves needed.
The historic Boston park utterly lacked a key ingredient for classic yuletide cheer: snow.
"I want icicles dripping from the trees. I want 32 degrees. I want a white Christmas," Browne protested. "I might as well be in San Francisco if I wanted a Christmas like this."
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Forty five degrees in Boston? Wow, I can remember throwing a football outside the house in Mass back in the late sixties and the temperature was almost 70.
Seems like it's really getting colder down there in fantasy land.
Twas on Christmas day.
Warm winters have occurred since the Founders were here, and before too I'm sure. It's not a new phenomenon. It may happen a bit more often now, but I don't think it much to do with us.
I loved not having slush/snow/rain/clouds on my birthday (the 19th). It was a bit cold, but it was bright and sunny and that never happens on my birthday.
I loved driving out to see my dad on Christmas Eve because it was warm and we didn't have to worry about ice/snow on the highways and I didn't have to "bundle" up.
Some people really don't know a good thing when they've got it.
Paging Shelby Scott.
>>Forty five degrees in Boston?
One year on Dec 1st it managed to hit 60. From my back
porch here in Beverly I could see people on Jet-Skis out
in the harbor!
>>I thought y'all Yankees could drive in all that stuff.
Actually there was something on the news here in Boston
about a woman dying of emphazyma and her relatives trucked
in some snow (maybe was actually ice via an ice company)
so she could have her last Christmas be a White Christmas...
in the Boston area, some of us are referred to as Yankees
(esp. of Olde English heritage) but usually that term
refers to a NY baseball team that we DON'T like. :)
Stay warm & dry...just think how cold and wet you would be without global warming ;)
Here in Iowa, temps are moderating. Winters have been warmer, but the summers cooler. Not really warming or cooling, just narrower extremes and more erratic weather patterns.
In the last several years we have had frosts around the 18th of May. Very rare indeed. Our first frost this year was in September. Yet we've also had mild winters, a few years ago I picked salad out of the garden Christmas eve.
Does anyone remember the buttass cold of '93 - '95? I lived in Chicago those years and had to walk 15 blocks to work. I remember many subzero days and a few record low mornings at -25. No global warming those years. Funny how that gets forgotten.
Quebec and now San Francisco.... You must be more of an anomaly than the most of us on Free Republic considering the probability of you NOT being a socialist having lived in both those places consecutively. I'm the only GOP Jew in my family for two generations so I can understand being an anomaly.
Yeah, I visited Chicago that winter and swore to God I would never come back because it was so cold... I went back to Denver, started driving truck over the road and was through Chicago damn near every week for a year. Shows you what good making promises does.