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  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 28, 2015

    03/28/2015 8:41:57 AM PDT · by Excellence · 12 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 28, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Weather for Easter weekend and coming weak El Nińo.
  • Tornadoes IN Tulsa. Softball sized hail!!!!

    03/25/2015 4:24:12 PM PDT · by acad1228 · 115 replies
    Terrible storms in Tulsa
  • 'Dr. George' Fischbeck dies at 92; popular weatherman at KABC-TV

    03/25/2015 3:12:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 25, 2015 | Valerie J. Nelson
    George Fischbeck, a science teacher turned weatherman who joined KABC-TV in 1972 and spent nearly two decades exuberantly delivering the local forecast, has died. He was 92. Fischbeck, who was known as "Dr. George," died of natural causes early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture & Television Fund retirement home in Woodland Hills, his daughter, Nancy Fischbeck, said. A trained meteorologist, George Fischbeck was so enthusiastic about his subject that he sometimes forgot to talk about the next day's weather.
  • Climate Denial is Immoral, Says Head of US Episcopal Church

    03/24/2015 4:13:09 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 72 replies
    The Guardian ^ | March 24, 2015 22:29 GMT | Suzanne Goldenberg
    The highest ranking woman in the Anglican communion has said climate denial is a “blind” and immoral position which rejects God’s gift of knowledge. Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal church and one of the most powerful women in Christianity, said that climate change was a moral imperative akin to that of the civil rights movement. She said it was already a threat to the livelihoods and survival of people in the developing world.
  • This SF Filmmaker's Aurora Borealis Timelapse Is The Loveliest Thing You'll Watch All Day

    03/21/2015 2:23:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SFist ^ | 3./20
    Though photographer/filmmaker Alexis Coram is based in San Francisco, she's started to make a habit of traveling up to Alaska to take photos and videos of the Aurora Borealis (lights that appear in the northern sky, typically the result of geomagnetic storms). And, boy, we're glad she did, because in a week of a lot of frustration, sadness, and fear, the below video is a beautiful break. Coram writes, "I've realized how many people don't have the luxury of seeing these kinds of sights for themselves and just how lucky I am to be able to see it, and also...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (3/21)

    03/21/2015 10:46:02 AM PDT · by Excellence · 15 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 21, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Six to ten day forecast, long range through May.
  • Bring Back Our Tornadoes!

    03/19/2015 5:59:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 28 replies
    drroyspencer.com ^ | March 19, 2015 | Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.
    One of the many tragic consequences of human-caused climate change is the nearly unprecedented lack of tornadoes during the first half of March. According to Greg Forbes, severe weather weenie at The Weather Channel, the only other year when this happened was 1969. Clearly, this is just one more example of how we are destroying the climate system.
  • Harvard-Smithsonian Physicist: Computer Models Used by U.N. Overstate Global Warming

    03/19/2015 11:46:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2015 - 1:13 PM | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A scholarly paper explaining why predictions made by climate computer models used by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) tend to exaggerate global warming has ignited a political firestorm. Dr. Wei-Hock “Willie” Soon, a solar physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, came under attack by environmentalists after co-authoring a peer-reviewed paper explaining “the widening discrepancy between prediction and observation” in climate change models, and members of Congress soon took sides. The scientific paper, entitled “Why Models Run Hot,” concludes that the computer models overstated the impact of CO2 on the climate: “The impact of anthropogenic global...
  • Snow record only ‘Inconvenient Truth’ we need, Al Gore

    03/18/2015 5:15:17 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 18, 2015 | Howie Carr
    We won! We won! “We” just broke the record for the most snow ever in one winter, 108.6 inches. And in an amazing coincidence, Al Gore, the pied piper of global warming, is responding to the unprecedented snowfalls and low temperatures. He has issued a fatwa, calling for a PC jihad against the heathens who actually believe what they see, rather than what they are told by fake scientists waving made-up “hockey-stick” graphics. Gore is quoted in the Chicago Tribune as demanding that the true believers “punish climate-change deniers, saying politicians should pay a price for rejecting ‘accepted science.’” Why...
  • THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816 IN MAINE

    03/18/2015 2:42:50 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 30 replies
    http://www.milbridgehistoricalsociety.org/ ^ | Tuesday, March 17, 2015 | Lee-Lee Schlegel
    THE YEAR WITHOUT A SUMMER 1816, IN MAINE By Lee-Lee Schlegel MONTHS THAT SHOULD BE SUMMER’S PRIME SLEET AND SNOW AND FROST AND RIME AIR SO COLD YOU SEE YOUR BREATH EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND FROZE TO DEATH (An old rhyme) -------------------------------------------------------------1771 REUBEN WHITTEN 1847 SON OF A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER, A PIONEER OF THIS TOWN, COLD SEASON OF 1816 RAISED 40 BUSHELS OF WHEAT ON THIS LAND WHITCH KEPT HIS FAMILY AND NEIGHBOURS FROM STARVATION ( Tombstone in an Ashland, N.H. cemetery) Imagine! It’s June. Or July. Or perhaps August in Down East Maine. In Milbridge. That’s easy enough to do,...
  • List of excuses for ‘The Pause’ in global warming (The current count: 52 excuses}

    03/18/2015 11:46:26 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies
    http://wattsupwiththat.com ^ | List last updated on September 11th, 2014 | WUWT and The HockeySchtick
    HOT LINKS AT SITE : An updated list of at excuses for the 18-26 year statistically significant ‘pause’ in global warming, including recent scientific papers, media quotes, blogs, and related debunkings. List last updated on September 11th, 2014 1) Low solar activity 2) Oceans ate the global warming [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] 3) Chinese coal use [debunked] 4) Montreal Protocol 5) What ‘pause’? [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] [debunked] 6) Volcanic aerosols [debunked] 7) Stratospheric Water Vapor 8) Faster Pacific trade winds [debunked] 9) Stadium Waves 10) ‘Coincidence!’ 11) Pine aerosols 12) It’s “not so unusual” and “no more than natural variability” 13)...
  • Boston breaks 20-year snowfall record

    03/15/2015 6:49:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    February was Boston's snowiest month in history, when 64.9 inches fell, 34.3 inches fell in January. Only 2.9 inches had fallen in November and December, before the onslaught of snow began at the end of January. The season snowfall record is measured from July 1 through June 30, and takes in autumn and spring. Forecasters note snow can still mount up this year. March 1993 had 38.9 inches, and March 1916 had 33.
  • Cyclone Pam leaves many of Vanuatu population homeless

    03/15/2015 2:21:00 AM PDT · by moose07 · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 March 2015 | BBC
    The President of Vanuatu, Baldwin Lonsdale, described Cyclone Pam as "a monster" Vanuatu's president has told the BBC many of his people are homeless after the "monster" cyclone that ravaged the Pacific island nation on Saturday. His voice breaking, Baldwin Lonsdale said Cyclone Pam had destroyed most buildings in the capital Port Vila, including schools and clinics. A state of emergency has been declared in the tiny state of 267,000 people, spread over 65 islands. At least eight people are reported to have been killed. However, it is feared the toll will rise sharply as rescuers reach outlying islands...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (3/14)

    03/14/2015 5:20:59 PM PDT · by Excellence · 34 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 14, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Weather for the next several weeks. "The hits just keep coming." Best Easter skiing ever in the east. Meanwhile, in the West, it's HOT!
  • First deaths confirmed after Tropical Cyclone Pam roars over Vanuatu

    03/14/2015 7:18:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    , CNN ^ | Ben Brumfield and Laura Smith-Spark
    A tropical cyclone killed at least six people in Vanuatu, UNICEF said Saturday, confirming first casualties from one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall. Hardly a tree stood straight after Tropical Cyclone Pam bellowed across the Pacific island nation. Aid workers fear many more fatalities. The confirmed deaths came only from the capital, Port Vila. Only a little information has so far trickled out from areas outside the capital, but Sune Gudnitz, regional head for U.N. aid agency OCHA told CNN from Fiji, about 600 miles away, that he fears the worst.
  • Settled Science Scam

    03/12/2015 1:32:30 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 14 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/11/2015 | Steve Moore
    Climate change isn't settled science, and National Geographic calling it such isn't science.
  • After first lab-grown burger, test-tube chicken is next on menu

    03/12/2015 10:10:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:54am EDT | By Tova Cohen and Eric Auchard
    TEL AVIV/FRANKFURT, March 12 (Reuters) - Two years after scientists cooked up the first test tube beef hamburger, researchers in Israel are working on an even trickier recipe: the world's first lab-grown chicken. Professor Amit Gefen, a bioengineer at Tel Aviv University, has begun a year-long feasibility study into manufacturing chicken in a lab, funded by a non-profit group called the Modern Agriculture Foundation which hopes "cultured meat" will one day replace the raising of animals for slaughter. The foundation's co-founder Shir Friedman hopes to have produced "a recipe for how to culture chicken cells" by the end of the...
  • The EPA Thinks You’re Stupid

    03/11/2015 9:25:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 3/11/2015 | Alan Caruba
    The folks at the Environmental Protection Agency, starting with a long line of its administrators that now includes Gina McCarthy, think you and the Congress of the United States are stupid. They have been telling lies for so long they can’t imagine that their chokehold on the American economy will ever end. It is, however, coming to an end and the reason is a Republican-controlled Congress responding to the countless businesses and individuals being ravaged by a ruthless bureaucracy driven by an environmental agenda determined to deprive America of the energy sources vital to our lives and the nation’s existence.
  • PLAY BALL! Looks like the northern US is finally warming [Vanity]

    03/10/2015 3:37:34 PM PDT · by Hebrews 11:6 · 42 replies
    I notice 40s, 50s, and 60s across the northern US today. So quit yer whinin' and bellyachin', clear the remaining snow off the ball diamonds, set some sod, lay in some hot dogs, crank up your "hope springs eternal" attitudes, follow closely the last three weeks of spring training, and get ready to P L A Y B A L L !!!
  • Opinion: Sex Charges Cast a Chill on Climate Cause

    03/10/2015 12:28:00 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 19 replies
    Vancouver Desi ^ | March 10, 2015 17:20 GMT | Donna Laframboise
    Rajendra Pachauri, one of the world’s most famous climate officials, is being investigated under three sections of the Indian Penal Code relating to sexual assault, harassment, and stalking. He has resigned as longtime chairman of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), resigned from the Indian Prime Minister’s climate council, and has been disinvited from speaking at a conference at Harvard University. Currently on leave from The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the New Delhi-based entity he has led for three decades, Pachauri has been banned by the courts from entering TERI facilities and from contacting anyone who works...
  • Green Fiasco: 92% Of Swiss Voters Reject Carbon Tax In Referendum

    03/09/2015 8:29:41 PM PDT · by Signalman · 23 replies
    WUWT ^ | 3/9/2015 | Anthony Watts
    Swiss voters Sunday overwhelmingly rejected an initiative that would have scrapped the Alpine country’s value-added-tax system and replaced it with a carbon tax. Roughly 92% of voters opposed the initiative while 8% supported the measure. The initiative would have encouraged Swiss households to use renewable energy sources, including solar and wind, which would have been exempt from taxes. The initiative, which was introduced by the Green Liberal Party of Switzerland, was designed to help lower carbon emissions and reduce global warming. A proposal replacing the main consumer tax with a new levy on non-renewable energy has suffered a blistering defeat...
  • European Union to deliver climate pledge to United Nations

    03/08/2015 8:58:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Mar 6, 2015 2:56pm GMT | Barbara Lewis
    EU ministers agreed on Friday to send their formal promise on how much they will cut greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations ahead of climate change talks starting in November. The European Union is the first bloc to agree its position before the talks in Paris aimed at seeking a new worldwide deal on global warming. It has called on other big polluters also to deliver early pledges to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. …
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 7, 2015

    03/08/2015 7:54:04 AM PDT · by Excellence · 12 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 7, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Weather for the month ahead.
  • Thousands stranded on Ky. Interstates for nearly 24 hours

    03/06/2015 7:27:30 PM PST · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    AP via AOL ^ | 3/6/15 | BRUCE SCHREINER AND ADAM BEAM
    Larry Weas spent a cold night hunkered down in his car after getting caught in a logjam along a Interstate 65 in Kentucky. To conserve fuel during his 11-hour ordeal, he kept his car turned off for long stretches and scooped snow into a bucket to have something to drink. A stranded couple gave him a bottle of Gatorade and candy until a rescue worker took him to town. "This has been a lesson of survival," said the 54-year-old Elizabethtown man, who is diabetic. Thousands of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as...
  • Wind turbines take to the skies to seek out more power

    03/05/2015 8:26:53 AM PST · by moose07 · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 5 March 2015 | Richard Anderson
    Critics of wind turbines argue vehemently that they are ugly and inefficient - a blot on the landscape and an expensive folly to boot. Efficiency has always been a strange critique given that the fuel driving turbines - wind - is free. And while electricity generated from wind may currently be more expensive than that from some fossil fuels, costs are coming down fast. Eye sores? That is simply a matter of opinion. But a new wave of turbine technologies are looking to end the debate once and for all, by making wind power cheaper, more flexible and, in...
  • More than 10 inches of snow forecast to fall on Big Island summits ( Hawaii )

    03/04/2015 5:34:32 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    West Hawaii Today ^ | March 4, 2015
    A winter storm warning is in effect for the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa summits through 6 a.m. Thursday. National Weather Service forecasters in Honolulu say up to 10 to 15 inches of snow could fall above the 12,000-foot elevation of both Big Island mountains. The service also expects southwest winds around 15 to 25 mph. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 20s.
  • The witch hunt is on for skeptical climate scientists

    03/03/2015 7:58:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    The beautiful thing about science (when it’s conducted properly) is that multiple experts and laboratories in any field can match their findings against each other, peer review their work and subject competing theories to rigorous testing. That is, of course, providing you’re not doing work in climate research. In that case, if you come up with any figures which fly in the face of established Eco-Church doctrine, it’s time to stack up some kindling and burn the witch. A week ago, the Boston Globe, New York Times, and Washington Post ran stories repeating claims made by long-time Greenpeace staffer...
  • Travel information for Interstate 80 is as follows: Last update at: Mar 03, 2015 06:06 am

    03/03/2015 5:17:12 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Wyoming State Government:, Travel Information Services ^ | Mar 03, 2015 06:06 am | Wyoming State Government:, Travel Information Services
    Travel information for Interstate 80 is as follows: Last update at: Mar 03, 2015 06:06 am...Road Closed Due To Winter Conditions...All travelers are encouraged to check present conditions and forecasts before departing. Cameras [Be sure to see the Webcams for the "Road Closed Due To Winter Conditions" locales.
  • Blizzard Conditions Expected for Parts of Upper Midwest

    03/03/2015 5:06:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 3, 2015, 7:29 AM ET | Associated Press (AP)
    Residents across the Upper Midwest may soon get the snowfall some have been wanting more of this winter. Heavy snow is expected Tuesday in parts of Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. A band from west-central to northeastern Minnesota could see the heaviest amounts, 4-6 inches. Blizzard conditions are expected in south-central and west-central Minnesota as well as across south-central to northeastern South Dakota.
  • Southern California beach turned white by hail from storm

    03/02/2015 6:27:27 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    The beach at Southern California's "Surf City" has been turned white by a dumping of hail from a fast-moving storm. The National Weather Service says at least an inch of icy pellets coated the sand at Huntington Beach after the system roared ashore Monday morning.
  • Syria’s civil war linked partly to drought, global warming

    03/02/2015 4:00:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    WaPo ^ | March 2 at 3:57 PM
    Columbia University and the University of California Santa Barbara trace the effects of Syria’s drought from the collapse of farming, to the migration of 1.5 million farmers to the cities, and then to poverty and civil unrest. Syria’s drought started in 2007 and continued until at least 2010 — and perhaps longer. ...Seager said, this is the “single clearest case” ever presented by scientists of climate change playing a part in conflict...
  • UMD (University of Minnesota) Researcher Sorts Out Climate Variability from Climate Change

    03/02/2015 12:36:09 AM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 16 replies
    Inforum ^ | March 2, 2015 04:40 GMT | John Meyers
    ULUTH, Minn. – Research by a University of Minnesota Duluth professor that separates Earth’s natural climate variability from outside factors points in particular to greenhouse gas-induced climate change as the likely cause of the warming planet. The study found that natural climate variability probably has helped keep things cooler in recent years than they otherwise would have been due to the outside factors. The research, published Sunday in Science Magazine, was headed by the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Byron Steinman, an assistant professor of geological sciences with the Large Lakes Observatory and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.
  • Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

    03/01/2015 1:37:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 1, 2015 4:04 PM EST | Mary Esch
    Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston. “We’re the standout globally,” said Art DeGaetano, director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University. “It’s colder in Siberia, but we’re the farthest below normal.” The climate center shows the New York cities of Buffalo, Syracuse, Binghamton and Ithaca had their coldest months ever. The average temperature was 10.9 degrees in Buffalo, beating the 1934 record of 11.4°. The normal average temperature...
  • Bad weather keeps criminals off the street and out of trouble

    03/01/2015 9:46:33 AM PST · by PROCON · 5 replies
    unionleader.com ^ | Feb. 28, 2015 | PAUL FEELY
    The historic stretch of winter weather gripping New Hampshire in recent weeks is helping to prove an old adage among law enforcement circles: Crooks like it hot.Police say the steady string of storms into the Granite State since mid-January show the special relationship between weather and crime: as the snowflakes and temperatures fall, so do the number of certain types of crime - particularly assaults, burglary and robberies."Burglars can be stupid, but they're not completely dumb," said Lt. Dan Bailey of the Nashua Police Department. "They're not going to break into a house when they'll leave footprints in the snow."Reports...
  • Clear sky yields great look at frozen Great Lakes

    03/01/2015 7:45:01 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 38 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 01, 2015 | Mark Torregrossa
    We finally got a great look at the freezing Great Lakes in the last two days. The high resolution satellites give us images of the Great Lakes during the day, once a day. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, Michigan had clear skies when the satellite took the latest pictures. So it yielded the best look from high in space so far this winter. Friday's sunny sky also was a great day for MLive photographers to take to the sky and give us an up-close look at ice on Lakes Huron and Michigan. With the very cold weather Friday and Saturday, the...
  • Southwest gets snow; California also getting rain

    02/28/2015 11:17:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 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 · 30 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 · 34 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 · 47 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...