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  • Southwest gets snow; California also getting rain

    02/28/2015 11:17:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2015 12:28 AM EST
    Parts of the Southwest dealt with a second day of snow Saturday, while a storm moved across areas of California and brought much-needed precipitation. Sections of central and northern New Mexico received a record-breaking snowfall Friday and Saturday with more expected throughout the weekend, weather officials said. More snow and rain is expected in the state’s north-central and northwest areas, with the impact hitting the northern mountains, meteorologist Todd Shoemake said. …
  • The Warming World: Is Capitalism Destroying Our Planet? (barf: admits anti-capitalism)

    02/28/2015 6:39:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | February 25, 2015 – 06:05 PM | Alexander Jung, Horand Knaup, Samiha Shafy and Bernhard Zand
    Since 1880, when global temperatures began to be systematically collected, no year has been warmer than 2014. The 15 warmest years, with one single exception, have come during the first 15 years of the new millennium. Indeed, it has become an open question as to whether global warming can be stopped anymore—or at least limited as policymakers have called for. Is capitalism ultimately responsible for the problem, or could it actually help to solve it? […] Following the Copenhagen fiasco, the executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Yvo de Boer of the Netherlands, resigned in...
  • Records smashed as February 2015 comes to an end ( Cold in NY )

    02/28/2015 12:48:14 PM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    News 4 ^ | February 28, 2015 | Mark Belcher
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – An excruciatingly cold and unseasonably snowy February is coming to an end, and when western New York leaves it behind, it will be leaving behind the shattered remains of some century old or more records. February of 2015 wasn’t just cold, it was arctic cold. Zero days have been above freezing. That has led to an incredibly high amount of damage from water main breaks to accidents from slippery cold, and it’s also created a risk of future damage. Without reaching temperatures which would allow a temporary thaw, snow has piled up in some places to incredible...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary

    02/28/2015 8:21:58 AM PST · by Excellence · 14 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | February 28, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Weather forecast for March. So, how well did Joe's prediction for winter pan out? Let's go to the video.
  • Frozen waves captured in Nantucket surf photos

    02/28/2015 6:29:48 AM PST · by Daffynition · 45 replies
    grindtv ^ | February 26, 2015 | David Strege
    The unusually cold winter of Massachusetts produced an incredible phenomenon 100 miles southeast of Boston on the island of Nantucket recently: frozen waves, or, as some are describing them, Slurpee waves. Photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh had just finished a photo shoot when he decided to check out the beach, since they surf there in the winter.
  • Slurpee waves! The moment semi-frozen breakers rolled ashore in New England amid record cold

    02/26/2015 4:27:43 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 38 replies
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 26 February 2015 | Wills Robinson
    Plummeting temperatures have broken hundreds of winter records across the country - making February one of the coldest months in history. But in New England, it has gotten so cold even the waves are starting to freeze. These incredible photos of so-called 'slurpee waves' were taken by surfer Jonathan Nimerfroh in Nantucket, Massachusetts. He took his camera out when he noticed the horizon looked strange - and then spotted the surf had turn slushy. The stunning images were taken as snow and icy rain continues to cause chaos across the country - with states of emergency being declared in the...
  • Peterborough man buried under snow for three hours

    02/26/2015 9:24:03 AM PST · by woodbutcher1963 · 35 replies
    Union Leader ^ | February 25, 2015 | MEGHAN PIERCE
    PETERBOROUGH — An Old Street Road man removing snow from his roof was hospitalized after he was buried under 2 feet of snow for three hours.Firefighters responded Sunday around 5:30 p.m. after the man’s wife returned home and heard his muffled cries from beneath the snow, Peterborough Fire Chief Ed Walker said.“The homeowner was clearing his roof earlier in the day and he was pulling snow off of his metal roof,” Walker said, when about “three-quarters of the snow on the roof came off at once and buried him underneath it.”The man was home alone and using a snow rake...
  • Man shoveling snow in Lexington, Kentucky

  • Rare Washing Up Of Crustaceans In OC Indicative Of El Nino Conditions

    02/23/2015 5:32:01 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A “King tide” on Saturday began producing the crustaceans on shore, where on Monday thousands remained. The majority of the red crabs were dead on the sand, creating a strong odor for residents. ... While the onshore arrival of the red crabs is rare, the same coastal area experienced a similar phenomena in January. Experts say the strange sightings, in unusually warm water, are suggestive of an El Nińo condition.
  • NASA Snaps Picture of Eastern U.S. in a Record-Breaking "Freezer"

    02/23/2015 1:42:53 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 70 replies
    NASA ^ | February 20, 2015 | NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team
    NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of the snow-covered eastern U.S. that looks like the states have been sitting in a freezer. In addition to the snow cover, Arctic and Siberian air masses have settled in over the Eastern U.S. triggering many record low temperatures in many states. On Feb. 19 at 16:40 UTC (11:40 a.m. EST), the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured a picture of the snowy landscape. The snow cover combined with the frosty air mass made the eastern U.S. feel like the inside of freezer. The MODIS image was...
  • Winter is coming?

    02/21/2015 5:16:38 PM PST · by Dartman · 24 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Feb 21/15 | Lorne Gunter
    Forget global warming, it’s more likely we’re on the cusp of another Little Ice Age than of a warming Armageddon. The brutal winter that has hammered the U.S. Northeast, Atlantic Canada, Ontario and Quebec could become the norm in the Northern Hemisphere for the next 30 years if a growing number of solar physicists are right. Our sun goes through very predictable 11-year cycles. The current one began in 2008 and is expected to produce among the fewest sunspots and most diminished solar radiation of any of the 24 cycles that have been carefully recorded by scientists going back nearly...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 21, 2015

    02/21/2015 11:05:03 AM PST · by Excellence · 24 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | February 21, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Long discussion about the meaning of winter, which USA Today cut off on the 18th, and declared THE WARMEST EVER or something close, even though meteorological winter doesn't end until the end of February. It's called quitting while you're ahead.
  • RARE SNOWSTORM HITS JERUSALEM

    02/20/2015 12:31:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 18 replies
    Briefly.Today ^ | Feb. 20, 2015 | Inez McMullan
    Jerusalem residents were greeted with a rare snowfall Friday, as a storm dumped 10 inches on the city...
  • Harlan City Police Department Issues A.P.B. For Queen Elsa

    02/20/2015 10:25:20 AM PST · by Bratch · 6 replies
    LEX 18.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | LEX 18 staff
     HARLAN, Ky. - The Harlan City Police Department has issued an all points bulletin for Queen Elsa. Elsa, a character from Disney's Frozen, is an ice queen who can control the weather with her magical powers. Needless to say, many people are blaming her for the recent cold snap to hit the Bluegrass State and officers decided to have a little fun on her behalf. The A.P.B issued on the Harlan County Police Department's Facebook page reads, "All points bulletin!!! HPD has issued an arrest warrant for Queen Elsa of Arendelle. Suspect is a blonde female last seen wearing a...
  • Can Russia control the weather? ...CIA fears hostile nations are triggering floods and droughts

    02/20/2015 7:37:17 AM PST · by EBH · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 2/15/2015 | Fiona Mccrae
    If it seems like it never stops raining, blame the Russians. Or even the North Koreans. CIA chiefs fear hostile nations are trying to manipulate the world’s weather, a conference heard. A leading academic has told how he got a mysterious phone call asking whether foreign countries could be triggering droughts or flooding. Professor Alan Robock, from Rutgers University in New Jersey, said: ‘Consultants working for the CIA rang and said we’d like to know if someone is controlling the world’s climate would we know about it? ....However, he told the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference...
  • 27.1 f and dropping like a ROCK!

    02/19/2015 10:46:50 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 117 replies
    The little weather station on my bedside table | 02/20/15 | ME
    Ten miles West of St. Augustine Florida.No warm globals in sight!
  • Great Lakes ice cover on pace with 2014's almost-record year

    02/19/2015 6:20:53 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 16 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | February 19, 2015 | Liam Ford
    The Siberian Express that’s imported northern Russia’s weather into North America is leading to a second year of fast-growing ice cover on the Great Lakes, setting up the Chicago area for the possibility of another cool spring. By Wednesday, the Great Lakes were 85.4 percent ice-covered, just above the 85.2 percent on Feb. 18 last year, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. With below-average temperatures predicted for at least the next week, the lakes could approach last year’s levels of 92.5 percent ice cover, the second-highest level since records began in the early 1970s.
  • Arctic conditions turn geyser in to 'ice volcano' [ New York ]

    02/19/2015 10:07:22 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Telegraph Media ^ | 19 Feb 2015 | Robert Midgley
    The arctic conditions have turned a geyser at a state park in western New York into a five-story-tall "ice volcano." The geyser is in a pond near the Glen Iris Inn at Letchworth State Park, which straddles the Wyoming-Livingston county line 40 miles south of Rochester. Days of subzero temperatures have formed a solid cone of ice several feet thick with water still spouting out of the top. Park officials tell local media that the formation dubbed an ice volcano is at least 50 feet high.
  • Climate Change And NYC : More Heat, Rain And Flooding On The Horizon For Big Apple [REPORT]

    02/18/2015 2:22:30 AM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Increased coastal flooding, more intense heat waves and lots of rain are on the horizon for New Yorkers as global greenhouse gases drive manmade climate change and alter weather patterns, a report from the New York City Panel on Climate Change predicts. The report looked at the effects of global warming on the most populated U.S. city, and its results were anything but promising. Among its most startling claims was that by 2050, sea levels around Manhattan could rise 11-21 inches. By the end of the century, that figure jumps to an extraordinary 6 feet, enough to put about 7...
  • Attacking fossil fuels doesn’t help the poor

    02/17/2015 1:36:11 PM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/13/2015 | Charles Clough
    If limiting fossil fuel usage is so disastrous for the poor, how can Obama, through EPA administrator Gina McCarthy, claim to the Vatican that his policies help the least fortunate? This argument rests on the assumption that preventing climate change will protect the poor from rising seas, worsening droughts, and the extreme climate events that are allegedly linked to global warming. This claim is false on two counts...
  • How to Survive Winter in Antarctica

    02/15/2015 3:04:29 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 44 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 15, 2015 | Philp Sopher
    The final flight out of the South Pole was Friday, February 13—the last chance to leave until mid-November. Those 40 or so people staying the winter will have no way out of Antarctica for around nine months. They won’t even be able to venture more than a mile or two off the base, because all the facilities are in a condensed area, and there's no point in sightseeing during the four months of darkness and two more of twilight. The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is the southern-most of the three U.S. research stations down in Earth’s basement. It is located...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 14, 2015

    02/14/2015 12:33:00 PM PST · by Excellence · 28 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | Fedruary 14, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Late February and early March forecast. More cold and snow.
  • A bonfire of waste: $100 billion burnt by big-government renewables mismanagement

    02/13/2015 8:54:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | February 13th, 2015 | Joanne
    Renewables, are not just inefficient, unnecessary, and deadly to wildlife, but they were also a disaster of planning and management. The list of dollars and euros destroyed in the Glorious Renewables Quest has gone “nuclear”. The World Economic Forum estimates $100 billion Euro has been wasted, but its even worse than it looks. I had to read their opening sentence twice. I thought it read “European countries could have saved approximately $100 billion if each country had invested in the most efficient energy source.” I was thinking they could have saved that sort of money by using coal instead of...
  • Here We Are,Three Months Into Winter,Record Cold&Snow.And To No Surprise,"Al Gore Is Hiding Again".

    02/13/2015 8:41:53 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 20 replies
    And for at least another two months, it will still be either colder or snowier than usual in many of our states. This week in particular would be the time to ask questions or grill both Al Gore and John Kerry. So this is Global Warming? Did Al Gore ever claim that sooner or later we will see the long expected results of global warming as some major cities will be buried under six feet of snow? And the northeast region can expect to be hit by significant snow storms almost every week right through February? So where is Al...
  • It's Too Cold To Murder Anybody In NYC

    02/13/2015 12:15:15 PM PST · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | Feb. 13, 2015 | John Del Signore
    They say correlation does not imply causation, but everyone knows that maxim does not apply to the Internet, where we can safely assume all sorts of things, like how this frigid weather is responsible for a surprising lack of homicides in NYC. The NYPD says the city is currently enjoying its longest murder-free stretch in recent history—probably because it's so damn cold that murderers aren't about to do their intended victims any favors. Why not let them suffer through this nasty weather and then resume killing once it's nice out again? It's been 11 days without a homicide in NYC,...
  • Study: Megadroughts A Future Reality For Much Of Western United States

    02/13/2015 6:35:54 AM PST · by EQAndyBuzz · 21 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | 2/13/2015 | Seth Borenstein
    SAN JOSE, California (AP) – As bad as recent droughts in California, the Southwest and the Midwest have been, scientists say far worse “megadroughts” are coming – and they’re bound to last for decades. “Unprecedented drought conditions” – the worst in more than 1,000 years – are likely to come to the Southwest and Central Plains after 2050 and stick around because of global warming, according to a new study in the journal Science Advances on Thursday.
  • Blizzard watch Eastern Mass.

    02/12/2015 6:13:10 PM PST · by Capt. Tom · 54 replies
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON ,MA ^ | 2/21/2015 | Nat. Weather Svc
    Blizzard Watch from 2/14/2015 7:00:00 PM to 2/15/2015 7:00:00 PM ...BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON HAS ISSUED A BLIZZARD WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING. * LOCATIONS...EAST COASTAL MASSACHUSETTS. * HAZARD TYPES...BLIZZARD CONDITIONS...INCLUDING HEAVY SNOW...POOR VISIBILITIES AND STRONG WINDS. * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 8 TO 14 INCHES. * TIMING...SATURDAY EVENING INTO SUNDAY EVENING. * IMPACTS...LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY BLIZZARD CONDITIONS COULD MAKE TRAVELING DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE. BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW COMBINED WITH STRONG WINDS MAY CREATE PROBLEMS FOR UNCLEARED ROOFS. * WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO...
  • Deadliest Tornado Outbreak in Decades Was Fueled by Smoke From Land Clearing

    02/09/2015 2:12:29 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 49 replies
    nationalgeographic.com ^ | By Devin Powell
    Even experienced weather forecasters were taken aback by the ferocity of the 2011 tornado outbreak. On its worst day, April 27, more than 120 twisters touched down in the Southeast, doing $4.2 billion of damage and killing 316 people. Now a computer simulation of the day's events suggests that smoke drifting into the United States from fires set to clear farmland in Central America helped intensify the fatal wind funnels. Researchers publishing the finding in an upcoming Geophysical Research Letters hope that meteorologists will begin to consider air pollution a risk factor when making tornado forecasts. "I never expected to...
  • Climate change is shifting rainfall (Hawaii)

    02/09/2015 9:39:36 AM PST · by CedarDave · 18 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | February 8, 2015 | Timothy Hurley
    Heavy rainstorms have become more numerous on Hawaii island over the past 50 years while becoming less frequent in Leeward Oahu and Central Maui, according to a recent study by a pair of University of Hawaii researchers who tie the phenomenon to climate change. By 1960, for example, a storm that dumped 12 inches of rain on the Big Island occurred once every 20 years. By 2009, however, a storm that strong was striking the island every three to five years, the study found, and the "new" storm was pouring down more than 16.5 inches of rain.
  • A thought about global warming.

    02/08/2015 8:59:22 PM PST · by OldNavyVet · 25 replies
    Old Navy Vet | 8 February 2015 | Old Navy Vet
    My dictionary tells me that "absolute zero" is -459.69 F. The fact is ... that global warming has temperatures around us in the vicinity of 530 degrees Fahrenheit above absolute zero ... assuming a 70 degree F environment.
  • Inconvenient study: Methane seepage from the Arctic seabed has been occurring for millions of years

    02/07/2015 6:11:53 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 37 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | February 6, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    Despite the ever present wailing from green activists that we are sitting on a “methane catastrophe”, it’s simply business as usual for Earth in the Arctic. Even Dr. Gavin Schmidt of NASA GISS thinks the issue is “implausible”. This study further confirms that the issue is just another emotional overblown green issue of no merit.Methane seepage from the Arctic seabed occurring for millions of yearsFrom the Center for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Climate and EnvironmentMethane gas flares, up to 800 meters high, rise from the Arctic Ocean floor. That is the size of the tallest building in the world, Burj...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 7, 2015

    02/07/2015 10:08:17 AM PST · by Excellence · 18 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | February 7, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Day by day analysis of 500 hPa for the next two weeks.
  • How cold was it across New York state this morning? One spot hit 27 below

    02/06/2015 3:43:44 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Syracuse Media ^ | February 06, 2015 | Glenn Coin
    It was bitterly cold this morning across New York State. Gouverneur was 27 below zero. Watertown was 26 below; Old Forge, 23 below. And that was just temperature, let alone the wind chill.
  • River of rain heading toward Northern California

    02/06/2015 3:37:06 PM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    sac bee ^ | 02/05/2015 | Matt Weiser
    A major storm is expected to blow into Northern California starting Thursday night and lasting into Monday. Known as an “atmospheric river,” the storm is funneling a stream of tropical moisture across the Pacific Ocean like a firehose. It likely will bring high winds to the Sacramento Valley and a threat of flooding on some major Northern California rivers, including the upper Sacramento River, as well as urban streams. Here’s a closer look. Q: What is it? A: An atmospheric river is a weather phenomenon in which a narrow band of strong wind sweeps eastward across the Pacific Ocean, gathering...
  • EPIC CATCH!!! Dashing Thru the Snow - CN Train 406 West at Salisbury, NB (Feb 3, 2015)

    02/05/2015 9:09:30 PM PST · by Windflier · 68 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yja2VmZOfdA ^ | Uploaded on YouTube February 3, 2015 | For licensing and usage, contact: licensing@viralhog.com
    I've sat and watched a lot of trains go by in my day, but none so dramatic as this.
  • Global Warming Pause: Is the End Near?

    02/03/2015 8:47:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2015 | S. Fred Singer
    Introduction Global Warming (GW) alarmists are in a pickle: no GW, in spite of rising CO2 levels.  True believers are using quasi-religious slogans, like “The End [of the GW pause] is Near” and “Repent [Stop emitting CO2] Before It’s Too Late.” The observed absence of a global-warming trend (often described as “pause” or “hiatus”), beginning around Yr 2000 (or perhaps even earlier) contradicts the results of every IPCC climate model – all of them driven by a steady increase in anthropogenic carbon dioxide; see figure.  This lack of model validation has obvious implications for model-based estimates of future climate. ...
  • Ann Arbor approves deal with DTE Energy to construct largest solar array in Michigan

    02/03/2015 5:45:16 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 21 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | February 03, 2015 | Ryan Stanton
    Ann Arbor might be on its way to becoming the solar capital of Michigan. The Ann Arbor City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve a deal with DTE Energy to construct the largest solar array in the state on a 14-acre site at the city's airport. The decision came following a brief discussion with no objections raised by any of the 11 council members. "This is an exciting effort," said Mayor Christopher Taylor. "I'm so glad that we're moving forward with it. Having the largest solar field in Michigan is going to be an important thing for the city...
  • NYT: Even Republicans fear global warming! (REALLY??)

    02/01/2015 7:35:52 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 41 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | January 31, 2015 | Pedro Gonzales
    The New York Times has a breathless announcement: Most Republicans Back Climate Action! Except, it's not most Republicans; by the Time's own numbers, it's only 48%, and even that number is very suspect. If they can't honesty portray their own cooked up numbers, how honest can the underlying poll be? This is the classic way that the Left shifts public opinion; they cook up a poll, produce results they like, and then use it as a club to make whatever they want. They can get the results they like either by leading questions, asking unrepresentative samples, or just by plain...
  • Towers of Steel? Look Again (2013)

    02/01/2015 8:24:31 AM PST · by dennisw · 49 replies
    nytimes ^ | Published: September 23, 2013 | By HENRY FOUNTAIN
    Towers of Steel? Look Again Benton Johnson, an engineer who worked on the report, said that wooden high-rises could help solve the growing worldwide problem of providing adequate housing to the billions of people who are, or will be, living in cities — while also addressing climate change. “We know that we need to build a lot more buildings,” Mr. Johnson said. “And we know that we need to lower CO2.” Until now, tall wooden buildings had been championed by a handful of architects and engineers, mostly from smaller firms overseas and in Canada. They welcomed the Skidmore, Owings &...
  • Algore: We Have Ten Years Left Before Earth Cooks (2006 Doomsday clock shows only one year left!)

    02/01/2015 8:22:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    EIB ^ | 1/27/06 | The Maha
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Try this one from yesterday's stack. I don't know if you people know this or not, but Al Gore has been out at the Sundance Film Festival out there in Park City, Utah. This is one of Robert Redford's big do's, and apparently Al Gore is working on a movie that -- what is the name of this movie? Oh, that's right, "An Inconvenient Truth," and the movie will document his efforts to raise alarm on the effects of global warming, and so he brought Tipper and the kids out there. He's attending parties and posing for...
  • Weather map malfunctions during live broadcast

    02/01/2015 6:43:35 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    MyFoxPhoenix-KSAZ ^ | Jan 29, 2015 2:08 PM PST | FOX 10's Cory McCloskey
    It's 2960 degrees where?! FOX 10's Cory McCloskey leads viewers through a hilarious weathercast after his weather map malfunctions. Technology doesn't always cooperate, but luckily Cory knows how to handle the "heat!"
  • Fire destroys New Hampshire town’s snow plows

    01/31/2015 10:04:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2015 12:09 AM EST
    A fire has destroyed a fleet of snow plows in the small New Hampshire town of Henniker, as another storm approaches that could dump up to a foot more of snow. The fire broke out at the Henniker Highway Department on Friday night after the plows had finished clearing snow from the streets. The state fire marshal’s office said five dump trucks used as snow plows, one road grader and several other vehicles that were stored in the town garage were destroyed. The damage could exceed $1 million. “This puts the town in a bad spot,” Henniker Fire Chief Steve...
  • Winter storm warning issued for Monroe County, Michigan

    01/31/2015 7:17:48 PM PST · by madison10 · 26 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | 1/31/2015 | National Weather Service
    The National Weather Service in Detroit/Pontiac has issued a winter storm warning that includes Monroe County for the time frame of 1 a.m. Sunday Feb. 1 to 7 a.m. Monday Feb. 2. RELATED: Pre-Groundhog Day snowstorm to sweep from Chicago to NYC The forecast is for "moderate to occasionally heavy snow," beginning late tonight and persisting through sunrise Monday. Accumulations of more than 8 inches of snow are likely "with the potential of up to 12 inches near the Ohio border," the warning that was issued at 4 p.m. today said. There also is the likelihood of blowing and drifting...
  • Joe Bastardi Saturday Summary January 31, 2015

    01/31/2015 10:34:41 AM PST · by Excellence · 22 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | January 31, 2013 | Joe Bastardi
    The actual title of Joe's post is The Earth Quaking, Knee Shaking, Monster Making, Heart Breaking, Non Faking, Weather Aching One and O" and that's where it ends. But my posts have always been the Saturday Summary, and that's how it's staying. Skip the first six minutes unless you really want to hear about the fight Joe had with Dennis Kucinich. And it looks like rain for California for March/April.
  • Monday Snowstorm Likely Brings More Large Snow Totals [MA]

    01/31/2015 8:11:17 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 23 replies
    Weather Wisdom ^ | January 31, 2015 8:51 AM | David Epstein
    ... I can deal with cold, because I can just add a new layer, it’s all the snow that becomes the real problem and it’s about to get worse. All this after the snowiest 5 days on record in Boston (29.7") and Worcester 40.7"). Monday Snowstorm We have another storm coming and many areas will see a foot or more of snow...For much of the storm, temperatures are going to be very cold and this is mostly a good thing.... Notice, the colder the air the more snow the exact same amount of moisture creates. In other words, if you...
  • Record low temperatures in the North [NORWAY]

    01/31/2015 2:25:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    The Norway Post ^ | Tuesday, 13 January 2015 07:22 | Rolleiv Solholm
    the town of Karasjok, in Finnmark County, temperatures dropped to minus 45.2 degrees Celcius on Sunday. On Monday it was still minus 42 in the morning. Although all school buses stopped running, schools were still open for those who were able to get there. - Outside temperatures will have to be much lower before we close the schools, says school administrator Petter Asbjřrn Balto to NRK. - If it is 50 below or colder, the students may choose whether or not they want to go to school, Balto says
  • How Climate Change Leads to Volcanoes (Really)

    01/30/2015 12:16:51 PM PST · by CedarDave · 29 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | January 29, 2015 | Jeffrey Kluger
    Give climate change credit for one thing: it’s endlessly versatile. There was a time we called it global warming, which meant what it said: the globe would get warmer. It was only later that we appreciated that a planet running a fever is just like a person running a fever, which is to say it has a whole lot of other symptoms: in this case, droughts, floods, wildfires, habitat disruption, sea level rise, species loss, crop death and more. Now, you can add yet another problem to the climate change hit list: volcanoes. That’s the word from a new study...
  • Comical Thread:So What Happened To All Of The Protesters Holding Up Traffic?

    01/27/2015 3:40:45 PM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 13 replies
    Wasn't it around 6 to 8 weeks ago when it seemed that everyday we were hearing about the latest uproars over either race, minimum wage, demanding free stuff and maybe even "Stopping Global Warming"? Looks like another wasted effort for the far left being it seems to be all forgotten about. So where are all of these young liberals, many with no real skills now? Could it be the weather? What? A little too cold outside for the masses to protest all of this global warming?
  • There Is Basically No Snow In New York — But, Absurdly, The Entire City Is Shut Down

    01/27/2015 8:31:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/27/2015 | HENRY BLODGET
    I haven't seen official snowfall totals yet, but judging from a glance out the window, it looks as if New York City might have gotten about 6 inches Monday night. Meanwhile, the entire city is shut down. Schools, government, public transportation, private transportation, and — by virtue of the lack of transportation — most offices and businesses. It's just absurd. I've lived in New York for almost my whole life — 48 years and counting. I have seen the city weather many actually large snowstorms, including a 26-incher just a few years go. The city stayed open through all of...
  • Abortion giant cancels Day of Action due to blizzard

    01/26/2015 3:56:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Planned Parenthood has cancelled a Day of Action that was planned for January 26 because of the incoming blizzard. The largest provider of abortion in the country planned the Day of Action to kickoff the 2015 New York State Legislative Session. “As our state representatives start their work, we’ll be there to greet them and make sure they know that issues such as Family Planning Funding, Reproductive Health Care Access, and Paid Family Leave must be a priority in 2015,” Planned Parenthood of New York City Action wrote on their events page. In cancelling the event, the group posted this,...