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  • Manager Runs 263-Lap Half Marathon in Shirt and Tie to Keep His Promise to His Workers

    01/19/2019 6:03:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 18, 2019 | Jordan Smith
    David Stephenson, store manager of Cedar City Deseret Industries, promised his team that if they met their sales goals, he would run at least 200 loops around the roundabout outside of their office—and he would do it in his work clothes: a shirt, tie, and slacks. “Where I work, we train individuals to get better jobs,” he explained. “They all face different challenges in their lives, so I’m always looking for any opportunity to show them that you can do hard things, even if some thing seem impossible—or not the smartest thing to do, in my case—you can still accomplish...
  • Parts of Austria, southern Germany sink deeper into snow

    01/10/2019 8:05:32 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 10, 2019
    Heavy snowfall continued Thursday in parts of Austria and southern Germany, with several places cut off and the bad weather expected to persist. Snow was causing problems in other parts of Europe, even in Norway’s Arctic Svalbard archipelago. Austrian police said that a 16-year-old boy from Australia was killed in an avalanche in St. Anton am Arlberg as he was skiing with his family on Wednesday. In neighboring Slovakia, the mountain rescue service said a 37-year-old Slovak man was killed by an avalanche in the Mala Fatra mountains. That brought to at least 16 the number of weather-related deaths reported...
  • Winter storm blasts Europe; 13 dead amid heavy snow, gusts

    01/08/2019 9:40:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 8, 2019 | Kirsten Grieshaber
    Deadly winter weather blasted Europe for yet another day Tuesday, trapping hundreds of people in Alpine regions, whipping up high winds that caused flight delays and cancellations and raising the risks of more deadly avalanches in the mountains. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related accidents in Europe over the last week, most of them from avalanches. In Norway, attempts to find the bodies of four skiers were again put on hold due to poor visibility and heavy snowfall. A 29-year Swedish woman and three Finns, aged 29, 32 and 36, were presumed dead after a 300-meter (990-foot)...
  • It Snowed in the Arizona Desert, and the Photos Look Otherworldly

    01/04/2019 7:50:49 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 42 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | January 3, 2018 | Maddie Stone
    The deserts of the southwestern United States have a spare, ethereal beauty, and it turns out a light dusting of snow only cranks up the enchantment. Residents of the southwest were treated to some unusual snowfall this week, with wintry scenes emerging from Albuquerque to Tucson to the Grand Canyon. In the Sonoran desert, powder coated scrubby vegetation and topped those famous saguaro cactuses over New Years. Those who decided to visit the Grand Canyon to ring in 2019 in spite of—or perhaps because of—the government shutdown got to see the park’s majestic red cliffs in rare, snow-capped form. The...
  • NH Hiring Snowplow Drivers At Up To $95 An Hour (New Hampshire)

    12/17/2018 12:41:04 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Patch ^ | December 17, 2018 | Jason Claffey
    The New Hampshire Department of Transportation said it's hiring snowplow drivers and guaranteeing 10 hours pay every two weeks. CONCORD, NH — The New Hampshire Department of Transportation last week said it's hiring plow drivers for winter snow removal. Pay rates will be up to $95.10 an hour, which includes the driver and truck and depends on equipment setup. Pay also includes hourly fuel rates. Ten hours of pay are guaranteed every two weeks through March 15, even if there's no snow, the department said. Interested parties can call 603-419-9017 for more information. Winter starts Dec. 21. The latest New...
  • Grand Solar Minimum Intensifies

    11/24/2018 11:21:11 PM PST · by Windflier · 133 replies
    XYZ ^ | 22 November 2018 | David Hilton
    A leading pioneer in the study of Grand Solar Minima and their effects on the planet has been solar physicist Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University. She has been attacked savagely for her theory that the weakened solar magnetosphere during a Grand Solar Minimum is the main factor in driving global cooling on Earth, but she is increasingly being vindicated as global cooling progresses. Recently, Professor Zharkova gave a lecture to the Global Warming Policy Foundation. You can view the lecture below, but it’s heavy-going. Here’s a summary of her main points: • The solar magnetosphere is key to understanding...
  • De Blasio passes the buck on city’s snowstorm chaos

    11/16/2018 2:39:21 PM PST · by conservative98 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 16, 2018 | 2:18pm | Rich Calder and Bob Fredericks
    Facing a blizzard of criticism, Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted Friday that he knew Thursday morning the city would be blanketed with up to 5 inches of snow — but still pointed the finger everywhere except at City Hall for the chaotic evening commute. Responding to an angry “George in the Bronx” on WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show,” who was stuck in the snow for four hours on Gun Hill Road, Hizzoner offered a lengthy reply that stopped short of a mea culpa. “I think the crux of this matter was on Wednesday night the National Weather Service was saying 1...
  • Will The Snowiest Decade Continue?

    11/16/2018 6:54:25 AM PST · by gattaca · 27 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | November 15, 2018 | Barry Burbank
    <p>BOSTON (CBS) — Despite the snow blitz of 2015, many baby boomers still insist that, overall, we don’t get the harsh bitter cold and deep snowy winters like we did in the good ole days.</p> <p>Weather records prove that just isn’t the case and despite the ongoing claims that snows are becoming rare and hurting winter sports, this millennium has been a blessing to snow lovers and winter sports enthusiasts.</p>
  • November Snow In Texas? Experts Warn Decreased Solar Activity Will Shatter All Global Climate Models

    11/15/2018 4:40:59 PM PST · by deandg99 · 79 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | Michael Snyder
    Our sun has been behaving very strangely, and this unusual behavior is really starting to affect our weather patterns. There have been virtually no sunspots in 2018 as solar activity has dropped to alarmingly low levels. As a result, our atmosphere has been cooling and shrinking, and experts are warning that we are heading for a bitterly, bitterly cold winter. And even though the official start of winter is well over a month away, winter weather is already sweeping the nation. As you will see below, a giant winter storm is about to slam into the east coast, but what...
  • 1st snow of the season hits DC region

    11/15/2018 6:57:48 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 15, 2018 | William Vitka
    WASHINGTON — Say it ain’t snow! The weather outside really is frightful Thursday, and staying home for a lot of school kids in the Washington area is surely delightful. But D.C.’s first snowfall has created conditions that are cold, wet and dangerous for many commuters. It isn’t just snow either. There’s also sleet and freezing rain to contend with. Check out photos of winter’s first slap of the season below.
  • Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

    10/14/2018 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2018 5:09 PM EDT
    Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight. The storm caused crashes, snarled traffic and temporarily closed some major highways due to icy conditions. The heaviest snow fell in an area stretching from Boulder, Colorado, through Wyoming to Montana’s Beartooth Mountains. The National Weather Service reported snowfall measuring between 3 and 13 inches (8 to 33 centimeters) south of Sheridan, Wyoming, over the last 24 hours. About 3 inches (8 centimeters) of snow fell...
  • Summer snow blankets Pikes Peak summit Sunday morning ( Colorado )

    09/02/2018 8:07:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    Fresh snow blanketed the Pikes Peak summit overnight Sunday with snow showers expected to continue throughout the day. ... Scattered snow showers are forecast before 2 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Scattered rain showers are then expected between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m., with scattered snow showers returning after 5 p.m.
  • Summer Snow Falling In Montana, Idaho And Wyoming

    08/27/2018 3:56:14 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | August 27, 2018 | Chris Spears
    An unusually cold late August storm system is bringing a chilly rain and some high altitude snow to parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The National Weather Service says as much as 4-8 inches could fall in elevations above 9,000 feet in the mountains of Montana and Wyoming. Some areas have been placed under a Winter Weather Advisory. Colorado is on the extreme southern edge of this weather system and will be windy as it passes by. Some colder air will filter into northern and northeast Colorado by Tuesday with highs dropping 20-30 degrees from Monday.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Our Lady of the Snow (Gueranger)

    08/04/2018 10:20:04 PM PDT · by CMRosary · 1 replies
    Clutching My Rosary | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Greater Double ROME, DELIVERED FROM SLAVERY by Peter on the first of this month, offers to the world a wonderful spectacle. O Wisdom, who since the glorious Pentecost, hast spread over the whole world, where could it be more true to sing of thee that thou hast trodden the proud heights under thy victorious feet? On seven hills had pagan Rome set up her pageantry and built temples to her false gods; seven churches now appear at the summits on which purified Rome rests her now truly eternal foundations. By their very site, the basilicas of St. Peter...
  • It's Almost July and Snow Is Falling in Newfoundland, Canada

    06/28/2018 7:08:36 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies
    The Weather Company ^ | June 26, 2018 | Chris Dolce
    Residents of Newfoundland, Canada, were greeted with snow and biting cold winds Tuesday morning despite the fact that July begins in just a few days. Gander, Newfoundland, reported light snow and a wind chill of 20 degrees Fahrenheit in the hours after sunrise Tuesday. The average high temperature in this city of nearly 12,000 people is in the 60s during June and near 70 degrees in July. Photos and videos from Gander and other parts of Newfoundland showed the snow accumulating not only on grassy areas but also on roads. For geographic reference, Newfoundland is a part of Canada's easternmost...
  • It's Still Snowing in Eastern Canada and More Snow Is Possible...

    05/25/2018 7:18:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Weather.com ^ | 5/24/18 | Linda Lam
    Yes, it's late May and it's still snowing in eastern Canada and more snow may fall this weekend in both Canada and the U.S. An unusual out-of-season snowfall resulted in some unbelievable pictures in Newfoundland and New Brunswick this week. Although snow in May does happen here, this is a rare snowfall so late in May....
  • Snow in France and it's almost May? Mais oui, in Normandy!

    04/30/2018 6:43:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 30 April 2018 14:43 CEST+02:00
    The weather in France has been very varied in recent weeks, but nobody could have expected snow on April 30th. Many residents of the northern French region of Normandy woke up on Monday to find a considerable layer of snowfall on their rooftops and cars. The mercury dropped to around zero in many parts of the historical region, with the departments of Eure and Seine-Maritime registering the lowest temperatures. In the city of Rouen, the wind chill made it feel like a frosty –5°C in the early hours of the morning. It may have only been a couple of centimeters...
  • Billings (finally) breaks the snowfall record (106.1 inches)

    04/24/2018 5:36:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Billings Gazette ^ | 4/23/18 | Larry Mayer
    Billings-area residents trudged through the slush Monday, but the storm brought some "good" news: The long winter of suffering has not been in vain. Shortly after 10 a.m., the National Weather Service in Billings announced that a scant 0.1 inches of snow had fallen — not enough to accumulate much on the ground or streets, but enough to break the single-season snowfall record. The measuring station at Billings Logan International Airport recorded 2.6 inches by 1 p.m., bringing the yearly total to 106.1 inches.
  • #OpenWhineWednesday: Riding the Corduroy Into the Sunset

    04/04/2018 6:36:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-4-18 | MOTUS
    Freshly groomed corduroy slopes at Deer Valley, before they turn to mush So here’s the deal, today is our last ski day of the season. Technically the resort is open through Sunday but the weather for the rest of the week is going to be warm and/or rainy. Now, there was a time when I loved skiing in spring’s soft, slushy, corn snow. But that time was about 20 years ago, when my knees still had reasonably functioning cartilage and tendons that still had a little stretch left in them. So today is it: the last day of the season...
  • Spring storm hits Northeast, bringing NYC the most April snow in over 30 years

    04/02/2018 10:58:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 2, 2018 | MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO
    It may be spring, but it feels like winter for the Northeast this morning as a snowstorm moves through Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and New England. The latest The snowfall rate at New York's LaGuardia Airport reached 2 inches per hour this morning. New York City saw 5.5 inches of snow this morning -- its heaviest April snowfall since 1982 when the city was dumped with 9.6 inches. Kimberly Richardson ✔ @kemrichardson7 Wow! #nyc right now #centralpark Beautiful but enough !!!!! #snow @ABC7NY 8:43 AM - Apr 2, 2018 The New York Yankees canceled today's home opener due to...