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  • Spring is here

    03/20/2018 9:01:05 AM PDT · by NorthMountain · 9 replies
    Lyrics freak ^ | ??? | Tom Lehrer
    Today is the first day of spring. Let us celebrate: Tom Lehrer – Poisoning Pigeons In The Park Lyrics I'd like to take you now on wings of song, as it were, and try and help you forget perhaps for a while your drab, wretched lives. Here's a song all about spring-time in general, and in particular one of the many delightful pastimes the coming of spring affords us all. Spring is here, a-suh-puh-ring is here. Life is skittles and life is beer. I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring. I do, don't you? 'course you...
  • Towboat capsizes, closing four miles of Mississippi River

    03/17/2018 4:18:18 PM PDT · by BBell · 4 replies ^ | 3/18/18 | Drew Broach
    The Coast Guard closed four miles of the Mississippi River on Saturday (March 17) after a towboat overturned near Donaldsonville. The crew of the Vincent J. Eymard escaped with no reported injuries onto another towing vessel, the Ellysa. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector New Orleans learned of the capsizing Friday at 9:30 p.m. near river mile 175.
  • Are we undergoing global cooling? Revised temperature data suggests as much

    03/17/2018 7:10:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/17/2018 | Dale Leuck
    Data available in both text and csv formats at the NASA, GISS website have been routinely cited as indicative of global warming despite their known weaknesses.  The three years 2015 through 2017 are widely reported as the three hottest years on record. Tony Heller, however, has demonstrated that tampering with data from the U.S. Climatology Network (USHCN) has created the illusion of much higher temperatures in reported data than in the original data, for the continental United States.  This leads one to wonder how much not so widely known "adjustments" in GISS data have been responsible for similar results at a global level. The GISS data are updated around the middle of...
  • In Search of... The Coming Ice Age

    03/16/2018 2:41:56 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 17 replies
    In Search of ^ | 1977-78 | unknown
    From the late 1970s, Leonard Nimoy hosts this episode of In Search of....the Coming Ice Age.
  • World's Happiest Country Also Has No Carbon Emissions [Bhutan]

    03/15/2018 12:02:05 PM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    National Geographic ^ | March 14, 2018 | Sarah Gibbens
    Bhutan is small, about the size of Switzerland, and similarly mountainous—though more geographically remote. To the south, Bhutan is landlocked by India, and to the North, it's buffered by the mighty Himalaya. Before 1974, Bhutan was completely closed off to tourists and most outsiders, and even now, only a few fee-paying visitors are allowed in at a time. The small mountain kingdom is home to a thriving, ancient culture, as well as stunning natural beauty. What many believe is the world's highest unclimbed peak, Gangkhar Puensum, soars nearly 25,000 feet into the clouds. Without a sizeable wallet, or an outsized...
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger to sue big oil companies for “first-degree murder.”

    03/12/2018 10:03:22 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies ^ | March 12, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    From the “you can’t make this stuff up” department, comes this pronouncement from the guy who popularized the gas-guzzling CO2 belching Hummer military vehicle for his own LA commutes. His self-awareness must be zero. Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Sunday he is going to sue big oil companies for “first-degree murder.” During a live recording of a Politico podcast, Schwarzenegger said he was talking to several private law firms about taking on oil companies in court. The Hollywood actor compared oil to the tobacco industry, and said both are “knowingly killing people all over the world.” Schwarzenegger said the...
  • NASA releases first images of Jupiter’s bizarre geometric storms

    03/12/2018 1:17:36 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | March 9, 2018 | By Dylan Furness
    Jupiter is a big, complex, chaotic planet. It has long been known as the most dominant feature in our sun’s orbit, but it wasn’t until last May that the planet’s internal features began to be revealed. During a few close passes, NASA’s $1.1 billion Juno spacecraft collected data on the gas giant that revealed cyclones the size of Earth and a surprisingly strong magnetic field. Now, data collected by Juno have uncovered more never-before-seen features on its north and south poles. In a study published this week in the journal Nature, a team of scientists report bizarre geometric storms surrounding...
  • Teacher on bus duty struck by lightning during ‘thundersnow’

    03/07/2018 5:23:52 PM PST · by BBell · 17 replies ^ | 3/7/18 | Chris Perez
    A teacher in New Jersey who was standing outside on bus duty was reportedly struck by lightning on Wednesday during a severe spat of “thundersnow.”The woman was on patrol at Manchester Township Middle School in Manchester Township when the rare weather phenomenon broke out in the region around 2:30 p.m., according to NBC 10. She had to be hospitalized, but was said to be in stable condition.
  • Thundersnow hammers the East Coast, and so do the jokes

    03/07/2018 3:39:08 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 65 replies
    CNET ^ | March 7, 2018 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    Because the snowstorm currently hitting the East Coast isn't enough, it's also bringing with it thundersnow. That weather phenomenon is exactly what it sounds like: a snowstorm that features thunder and lightning. Very, very frightening. "Thunderstorms accompanied by snow are usually of a different character than the 'normal' thunderstorm," explained in 2015. "Thundersnow develops when the air is below freezing near the ground, and unlike most summer thunderstorms, it isn't near-ground air that rises all the way into the tall thunderstorm top. The instability is in only a shallow layer aloft. In thundersnow, the 'action' mainly takes place in...
  • Another Nor'easter Headed for the Northeast (dang, we just HAD a Nor'easter a few days ago!)

    03/05/2018 6:56:35 PM PST · by EinNYC · 33 replies ^ | 3/5/18 | National Weather Service
    Winter Storm Watch URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service New York NY 416 PM EST Mon Mar 5 2018 CTZ007-009-010-NJZ006-104>108-NYZ071>075-176-178-061100- /O.CON.KOKX.WS.A.0006.180307T0500Z-180308T1100Z/ Northern Middlesex-Southern Fairfield-Southern New Haven-Hudson- Eastern Bergen-Western Essex-Eastern Essex-Western Union- Eastern Union-Southern Westchester-New York (Manhattan)-Bronx- Richmond (Staten Island)-Kings (Brooklyn)-Northern Queens- Southern Queens- 416 PM EST Mon Mar 5 2018 ...WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT... * WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 10 inches are possible. * WHERE...Portions of northeast New Jersey, southern Connecticut and southeast New York. * WHEN...From late Tuesday night through late Wednesday...
  • Couple Create Incredible 'Party Igloo' Complete With Electricity During the Extreme Blizzard

    03/04/2018 2:52:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Wales Online ^ | 4 MAR 2018 | David Owens
    Laura and Andrew Morris spent five hours building their impressive glacial abode On first glance it may look like the interior of the North Pole branch of Ikea, but this is actually the inside of an incredible party igloo that a couple from South Wales built - complete with electricity. Figuring that they should make the most of the snow drifts and the enforced time off work, Laura Morris and her husband Andrew, from Tredegar , made the most of the blizzard conditions by building this impressive glacial abode. Andrew set about building the party igloo, initially without the knowledge...
  • CSX train derailed, four cars fell into Susquehanna River amid wind storm

    03/04/2018 2:30:48 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 23 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 3/4/2018 | Jessica Anderson, Sean Welsh
    A CSX train derailed on a bridge over the Susquehanna River on Friday night, causing four empty rail cars to fall into the water below. The freight train headed to Richmond, Va., derailed between Cecil and Harford counties at about 8 p.m. Friday, CSX officials said in a statement. No injuries were reported, no hazardous materials were involved and there appears to be no environmental impact, officials said. Officials said the cause of the derailment remains under investigation, and could not say whether Friday’s strong winds caused the empty rail cars to come off the tracks.
  • Australia Hail Storm

    03/04/2018 5:31:57 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 6 replies
    Zagil24 ^ | 3/4/2018 | unlisted
    That's what garages are for!!! Protect your vehicle from the weather!
  • Foolish Intruder Fell in Pond After Police Track His footsteps in the Snow

    03/02/2018 11:41:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    DevonLive ^ | 2 MAR 2018
    The scared burglar ran straight from someone's home into a pond Police discovered a burglar face down in a pond after tracing his footsteps through the snow in Devon on Thursday night. A 93-year-old woman raised the alarm after she thought someone was in her home. The intruder was scared off by the noise but didn't get far after plummeting into a nearby pond that had been hidden by snow. Police didn't take long to track down the suspect - footprints in the heavy snowfall led right to where he was stricken. Marilyn Wedge, of alarm service PPP Taking Care,...
  • Avalanche Closes Squaw Valley Ski Resort

    03/02/2018 11:12:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    KSBW ^ | Mar 2, 2018
    An avalanche prompted the closure of the Squaw Valley ski resort in Northern California Friday. The Placer County Sheriff's Department tweeted that it appears that all skiers and snowboarders had been accounted for. KCRA Reporter Tom Miller posted dramatic video of snowboarders and skiers digging out a man buried under snow.
  • Scientists find a previously unknown mega-colony of penguins on Antarctic islands

    03/02/2018 3:49:47 PM PST · by McGruff · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | March 2, 2018 | Doug Criss
    If you ever find yourself hanging out on Antarctica's Danger Islands, we hope you like penguins. There's a lot of them there. A previously unknown "mega-colony" of Adelie penguins have been found on the islands, which sit on Antarctica's northern tip. More than 1.5 million of the birds were found in 2015 during a survey of the area, according to a report in the journal Scientific Reports.
  • Winter storm on tap for late Thursday night - Friday-CNY

    03/01/2018 7:04:03 PM PST · by metmom · 32 replies ^ | Mar 01, 2018 | John DiPasquale
    SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Thursday Daytime: The weather over central New York through sunset Thursday will be dry with no travel issues. Some sun could mix in with the clouds during the middle of the day but regardless temperatures will remain above normal. Syracuse could approach 50 degrees. Thursday Evening: Precipitation will move into central New York from the southwest during the first part of the night. Early in the evening rain (perhaps mixing with snow) will move across the Finger Lakes. Rain should move into the Syracuse area at or just before midnight. Thursday Overnight: As one storm over Pennsylvania...
  • California areas advised to evacuate ahead of potential mudslides

    02/28/2018 2:33:26 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/28/2018 | By Alex Dobuzinskis
    Thousands of residents in a Southern California county where 21 people died from mudslides in January were advised on Wednesday to leave their homes, ahead of a rainstorm that officials said could again trigger a cascade of mud and rocks. The warning, which is one step below a mandatory order, affects about 30,000 people in Santa Barbara County, said Kelly Hoover, a spokeswoman for the county sheriff's office. "If at any time people feel threatened, take immediate action. Do not wait for a notification," the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office said in a written statement. The latest warning covers areas...
  • Monitoring the Yakima/Rattlesnake landslide (vanity)

    02/28/2018 7:52:23 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 11 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/28/2018 | self
  • Here comes the snow! Maybe!

    02/28/2018 5:06:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | David Rookhuyzen
    Don’t be surprised if the mountains all around us look a little whiter tomorrow morning. A winter storm moving across the state brought some rain to valley areas and the chance of snow as low as 3,500 feet overnight Tuesday. There is a chance of 1 to 2 inches of snow in Sierra Vista and 3 or 4 inches for Bisbee. Carl Cerniglia, with the National Weather Service in Tucson, said the bulk of the precipitation would fall between 8 p.m. Tuesday night and 7 or 8 a.m. Wednesday morning. There’s only a chance of scattered storms past the early...