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  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary April 19, 2014

    04/20/2014 1:30:01 PM PDT · by Excellence · 10 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | April 19, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe has an attitude. :-) The winter that doesn't end.
  • Slowest start to tornado season on record...

    04/20/2014 9:38:10 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 36 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | April 19, 2014 | Marc Morano
    Slowest start to #tornado season on record through 4/17 based on inflation adjusted tornado trends.
  • What Does Jesus Mean When He Says He is Coming on the Clouds?

    04/15/2014 1:46:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/14/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Continuing to look at some of the text from the Passion according to St. Matthew, we come to the trial of Jesus before Caiaphas the high priest.Having heard false and conflicting testimony from various witnesses, Caiaphas turns to Jesus, and here is what we pick up the text: The high priest rose and addressed him, “Have you no answer? What are these men testifying against you?” But Jesus was silent. Then the high priest said to him, “I order you to tell us under oath before the living God whether you are the Christ the son of God.” Jesus said...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary (4/12)

    04/12/2014 11:30:44 AM PDT · by Excellence · 6 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | April | Joe Bastardi12, 2014
    Sorry, you in the East, more snow. Snow in the Rockies. Low tornado activity. Global warming prediction vs. Real World.
  • Battle Plan for Climate Change: How to Cut Greenhouse Gases

    04/09/2014 4:15:35 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    National Geographic ^ | April 9, 2014 | by Dan Vergano
    Trust in technology: That seems to be the underlying message of a coming report from the world's top panel on climate change. Scheduled for release on Sunday, the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report will point to many possible ways - from burying greenhouse gases to going nuclear to encouraging biofuel production—to save humanity from the ravages of climate change. "I think we will see that there are a wide number of paths we can take to get to the mountaintop we want to reach," says economist James Edmonds. "We just have to pick what mountaintop we all want,...
  • Solar Flares of 2012/2013 and cold winters

    03/31/2014 9:22:24 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    March 31, 2014 | vanity
    There are various stories about how powerful solar flares were, starting in 2012. Maybe they had an impact on the North Pole or South Pole. Maybe such an effect impacting how cold the winter of 2013/2014 has been. The previous winter -- from December 2012 to March 2013, was initially mild. Then the weather in the Spring was a little bit more chilly. Is it possible that Solar Flares affect the earth's poles. And in affecting the earth's poles, maybe they effect the weather. Anything is possible, and it is up to science to investigate such links. Maybe it would...
  • A History of the Disastrous Global Warming Hoax

    03/31/2014 7:31:50 AM PDT · by Excellence · 21 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | March 31, 2014 | Anan Caruba
    “It is the greatest deception in history and the extent of the damage has yet to be exposed and measured,” says Dr. Tim Ball in his new book, “The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science”. Several UN conferences set in motion the hoax that is based on the assertion that carbon dioxide (CO2) was causing a dramatic surge in heating the Earth. IPCC reports have continued to spread this lie through their summaries for policy makers that influenced policies that have caused nations worldwide to spend billions to reduce and restrict CO2 emissions. Manmade climate change—called anthropogenic global warming—continues to be...
  • Climate change could cost more than $100 billion a year

    03/31/2014 6:21:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | March 31, 2014 | By By Ivana Kottasova
    Tackling the effects of climate change could cost governments around the world more than $100 billion a year, a United Nations panel of experts said Monday. A report by the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says that a temperature rise of 2 degrees Celsius will wipe out up to 2% of the world's income by 2050. "If we get up to 4 degrees temperature rise, which most scientists now expect would happen if we carry on emitting greenhouse gasses as we do, then the cost could be much more severe," Chris Hope, a climate change researcher at Cambridge University...
  • Possible Thursday tornado outbreak in southern plains

    03/30/2014 2:31:58 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 29 replies
    Given model now appears a more substantial severe threat might develop from the srn plains into the lower-mid ms valley region thursday /day 5/ as the shortwave trough ejects enewd resulting in height falls across the warm sector and a strengthening llj. Storms may develop along the dryline and dryline/pacific front merger over the srn plains as well as farther east in the warm sector. Severe threat will likely spread ewd into the lower ms valley area by later thursday afternoon and evening.
  • World Not Ready for Climate Change, New Report Says

    03/29/2014 6:08:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    National Geographic ^ | March 29, 2014 | by Brian Clark Howard
    On Monday morning in Japan, the world's leading body of climate scientists will release a major report on the impacts of climate change, with the goal of spurring world leaders to act more decisively to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "Observed impacts of climate change are widespread and consequential," the scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) write in a draft version of the new report. The new report is expected to show that "today's choices are going to significantly affect the risk that climate change will pose for the rest of the century," says Kelly LeWanker, a scientist...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 29, 2014

    03/29/2014 1:51:28 PM PDT · by Excellence · 16 replies ^ | March 29, 2014 | Job Bastardi
    All about hurricanes.
  • The Coming Paradigm Shift on Climate: Evidence suggests that Nature rules the climate – not Man.

    03/27/2014 6:56:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/27/2014 | S. Fred Singer
    The just-published NIPCC reports may lead to a paradigm shift about what or who causes current climate changes. All the evidence suggests that Nature rules the climate – not Man. Watch for it: We may be on the threshold of a tipping point in climate history. No, I’m not talking about a tipping point in the sense that the Earth will be covered with ice or become hellishly hot. I’m talking about a tipping point in our views of what controls the climate -- whether it’s mainly humans or whether it’s mainly natural. It makes an enormous difference in climate...
  • City of Little Rock encourages participation in Earth Hour

    03/26/2014 1:29:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    KATV News ^ | March 26, 2014 | By Rusty Mizell
    The City of Little Rock is encouraging residents and businesses to join millions world-wide to raise awareness about climate change by switching off non-essential lighting for Earth Hour – Saturday March 29, 2014 at 8:30 p.m. local time. Little Rock is one of more than 7,000 cities and towns around the world expected to take part in the world's largest voluntary environmental action. "As good stewards of the environment, we encourage Little Rock residents, businesses and organizations to participate in Earth Hour this Saturday by turning off all non-essential lights," said Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola. "The City has made...
  • Shifts in rainfall, not warming pause, slow sea level rise

    03/23/2014 1:21:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    Heavy rains from the Amazon to Australia have curbed sea level rise so far this century by shifting water from the oceans to land, according to a study that rejects theories that the slowdown is tied to a pause in global warming. Sea level rise has been one of the clearest signs of climate change - water expands as it warms and parts of Greenland and Antarctica are thawing, along with glaciers from the Himalayas to the Alps. But in a puzzle to climate scientists, the rate slowed to 2.4 millimeters (0.09 inch) a year from 2003 to 2011 from...
  • March 2014 Tornado Drought May Set Record

    03/23/2014 2:15:00 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 22 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | Saturday, March 22, 2014 | John Erdman
    For the second consecutive year, U.S. March tornado counts are among the lowest on record. March U.S. Tornado Stats Through March 20, only four tornadoes have been confirmed across the nation. According to The Weather Channel's severe weather expert Dr. Greg Forbes (Facebook | Twitter), only two other Marches have featured fewer tornadoes through the first 20 days of March, dating to 1950: 1969: 0 tornadoes 1951: 3 tornadoes However, the lowest March U.S. tornado count on record dating to 1950 was six tornadoes in March 1951, according to Forbes. If the rest of the month features at most one...
  • Joe Bastardi Saturday Summary

    03/22/2014 9:25:40 AM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | March 22, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Another cold/snow blast for the east, rain for the west, plus a look at the coming El Niño. As Joe mentioned last week, this is an atmosphere-driven El Niño, not water-driven, and therefore short-term. There will be a lot of screaming about global warming in July, then silence as it dissipates into another brutal winter.
  • Spring Is Here.So What Is The "Global Warming Forecast"Regarding Tornadoes&Hurricanes?

    03/21/2014 5:51:07 PM PDT · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 18 replies
    If there was ever a time to question Al Gore regarding how Global Warming will affect the USA this year,anytime before April please!Can you imagine if a cable news anchor asked Al Gore how many Tornadoes and Hurricanes we will likely see this spring and summer?Now this is a complicated "Gotcha Question".Would Al Gore say that because of Global Warming we can expect dozens of F-4/F-5 tornadoes and at least 7 Category 4/5 Hurricanes this year?Or will Al Gore claim that because of Global Warming we will only see two to four F-5 Tornadoes and only one major Hurricane slamming...
  • One meter (3 ft) of hail in Eritrea

    03/16/2014 1:01:58 PM PDT · by Errant · 51 replies
    BBC News ^ | 16 March 2014
    The storm lasted just 90 minutes, but afterwards parts of Asmara, capital of Eritrea, were completely blocked by ice, government-run newspaper Hadas Eritrea reports. A freak rain storm has dumped as much as 1m (3ft) of hail on Asmara, capital of Eritrea, in what appears to be the heaviest rainfall ever recorded there. This week's storm lasted just 90 minutes, but afterwards parts of the city were completely blocked by ice, government-run newspaper Hadas Eritrea reports. Footage on local television shows streets running with water, and vehicles buried under the hail. It is by far the heaviest rain ever recorded...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 15, 2014

    03/15/2014 10:40:05 AM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies ^ | March 15,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    A nice conversation about how the coming atmospheric-driven El Niño will affect the winter 2014-2015. Also hurricane forecast for the coming season. It looks like another bad winter for the Midwest/Central Plains/Eastern Seaboard coming 2014-2015.
  • Giant snowman named 'Olaf' built in Wisconsin by Jim Smith of Wabeno

    03/15/2014 6:19:12 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    WPTV-TV ^ | 3/4/14 | Paige Hulsey
    A snowman is the talk of the town in a Wisconsin town because of its size and the cause behind it. Way out in the town of Wabeno, the giant snowman is standing tall. "It's just right there. You can't miss it," said Kodie Erickson of Wabeno.
  • Barometric Pressure: When did it become MB's?

    03/14/2014 6:37:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 82 replies
    Mee | Me
    When the Heck did the weather people quit reporting on the barometer? I remember how important the barometric pressure was to the weather folks, but now they're hardly touching on it, and are reporting it in millabars? I still have a wall thingy that shows the temperature, the humidity AND THE BAROMETRIC PRESSURE starting at about 28 and going to about 32. Low numbers meaning bad weather, higher numbers meaning nicer weather. Am I crazy or has anyone else noticed this too. Sheesh, maybe I have too much time on my hands, but just saying.....
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary March 8, 2014

    03/08/2014 7:57:41 AM PST · by Excellence · 21 replies ^ | 8 March 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    First 10 minutes is a not-global warming rant (pure Joe and great, as always), quick look at March/April/May/Summer (don't blink, you'll miss it), and temps/precipitation for next winter.
  • Polar Vortex Highlights Natural Gas-fired Generation Vulnerabilities

    03/05/2014 3:39:13 PM PST · by dickmc · 44 replies
    Electric Light and Power ^ | 02/25/2014 | Teresa Hansen
    For many people in the U.S., me included, this winter has been miserable. The polar vortex, which I'm fairly certain was a term only meteorologists had heard before this winter, has wreaked havoc in much of the country. ... This type of weather affects few, if any, industries more than electricity providers. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which is responsible for balancing the state's electricity supply and demand, reported an all-time high winter peak demand Jan. 7 and was required to issue an alert the day before when some 13,000 MW of generation--3,700 MW of forced outages caused...
  • Great Lakes Approaching 100% Ice Cover – For The First Time On Record

    Lake Ontario is the only major holdout, and the forecast there is for extreme cold during the next two weeks. (more images and comments at the link)
  • Saturday Summary March 1, 2014

    03/01/2014 4:24:04 PM PST · by Excellence · 12 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | March 1, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Enjoy the weather; it's the only weather you've got.
  • Time-Laps Video Shows Heavy Storm Moving Across San Francisco Bay

    03/01/2014 2:00:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Friday, Feb 28, 2014
    Time-lapse footage captured by an NBC Bay Area weather camera shows rain and wind as it moved across the San Francisco Bay on Friday afternoon. Friday's storm is part of a second round of rain this week to dump down on the region. The storm sparked a barrage of trouble, including the death of a motorist in Oakland, the rescue of a person from "frigid" waters in a San Jose creek, widespread flooding and power outages. Bay Area Wet Weather Sparks Crashes, Flooding, Rescues, Outages The rain, which is much needed as California is suffering through a drought, is now...
  • Weather seems to blame for U.S. slowdown, Fed's Yellen says

    02/27/2014 5:09:11 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 27, 2014 | BY JONATHAN SPICER AND KRISTA HUGHES
    Unusually harsh winter weather appears to be behind recent signs of weakness in the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday, suggesting the central bank was poised to press forward in ratcheting back its stimulus. Testifying to the Senate Banking Committee, Yellen said the Fed would watch carefully to ensure weather was indeed the culprit, but she reiterated that it would take a "significant change" to the economy's prospects for the Fed to put plans to wind down its bond-buying program on hold.
  • Winter Storm Watch issued for Riverside, San Bernardino County mountains [ California ]

    02/26/2014 10:51:46 PM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    Gulf California ^ | Feb 25, 2014
    THOUSAND PALMS, Cali. - A storm system expected to impact California beginning on Friday could bring heavy snow and gusty winds to the Riverside and San Bernardino county mountains. The National Weather Service in San Diego has issued a Winter Storm Watch for those mountain areas from early Friday
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 22, 2014

    02/22/2014 11:25:45 AM PST · by Excellence · 21 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | February 22,2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Long discussion of causes of weather this winter. More cold and snow in the weeks ahead. Rain for California.
  • Report: Farmers’ Almanac more accurate than government climate scientists

    02/20/2014 5:49:13 PM PST · by GraceG · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 2/20/2014 | Michael Bastasch
    This exceptionally cold and snowy winter has shown that government climate scientists were dead wrong when it came to predicting just how cold this winter would be, while the 197-year old Farmers’ Almanac predicted this winter would be “bitterly cold”. Bloomberg Businessweek reports that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) predicted temperatures would be “above normal from November through January across much of the lower 48 states.” This, however, was dead wrong. As Bloomberg notes, the CPC underestimated the “mammoth December cold wave, which brought snow to Dallas and chilled partiers in Times Square on New...
  • Climate Scientists Explain Why Global Warming Theory is False

    02/20/2014 4:51:01 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 18 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/20/14 | Mike Miller
    Both forecasts and warming theory predictions don't match reality![Note: Readers may be getting tired of this issue. But as long as Obama and friends keep pushing the lie it's necessary to have the correct information to refute it.] Living on the coast I pay a lot of attention to hurricanes. And every year since Hurricane Katrina, the forecasters predict a bad year with many large storms. Except that the exact opposite is what has been happening since Katrina. This year the Climate Prediction Center, an agency of the U.S. federal government gave this as their winter temperature forecast: Instead, this...
  • NJ salt shortage continues

    02/18/2014 5:42:13 AM PST · by Biggirl · 41 replies ^ | February 18, 2014 | Adrienne Supino
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The salt shortage persists in New Jersey. Officials have failed to get permission for a barge with 40 tons of salt to set sail for the tristate region Angel Morales, a resident of Jersey City says her car just won’t go anywhere. “Look, you see I went up and I started sliding back,” she said.
  • United Airlines Plane Hits Violent Turbulence, Leaves 1 in Critical Condition

    02/17/2014 8:29:59 PM PST · by NYer · 63 replies ^ | Published: Feb 18, 2014, 2:17 AM EST
    Wikipedia/skinnylawyer United Airlines Boeing 737-800 This plane is similar to the aircraft that hit a pocket of violent turbulence enroute from Denver, Colo. to Billings, Mont. on February 17, 2013. A United Airlines flight on its way to Billings, MO encountered severe turbulence on its descent, injuring three crew members and several passengers. The Boeing 737 carrying 114 passengers departed from Denver at 11:57 a.m. on Monday and landed at 1:23 p.m.Several people were rushed to area hospitals.At least one person remains in critical condition while 5 have been treated and released."At the time of the incident, skies over...
  • How much weather is being caused by climate change? Maybe 1 part in 1,000.

    02/17/2014 1:31:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Dr Roy Spencer's Global Warming blog ^ | February 14, 2014 | Dr. Roy Spencer, former NASA scientist
    In another silly pseudo-science rambling, the President’s science advisor, John Holdren, has recently stated, “Weather practically everywhere is being caused by climate change.” Drought in California. Record snows in the East. It’s tempting for many to blame it all on our use of fossil fuels. What Causes Weather? Let’s start with the basics. Weather is caused by energy imbalances, primarily (1) between the solar heated surface of the Earth and the atmosphere above it, and (2) between different geographic regions (e.g. the tropics vs. high latitudes; the warm oceans versus cold continents in winter). These energy imbalances have associated temperature...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 15, 2014

    02/15/2014 8:50:07 AM PST · by Excellence · 10 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | February 15, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Sadly, winter is nowhere near over, and I see something lurking off the west coast that might get interesting.
  • Sometimes You've Just Got to Laugh [Joe Bastardi on the weather, Olympics]

    02/14/2014 9:39:43 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 11 replies
    Patriotpost ^ | 2-14-14 | Joe Bastardi
    I don't watch the Olympics that much (except for wrestling, which I think should be moved to a winter sport since it would give it more visibility), but I used to love watching figure skating. However, the SNL skit with Chris Farley ruined it for me. Every time someone gets out there, all I can see is this. But even the Olympics are now being turned into a propaganda message, as we are hearing about how warm it is. Hello, McFly, Sochi's normal high is 52 degrees in winter. Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Sochi: According to...
  • Just how much water is in all of this snow on the ground?

    02/14/2014 5:25:50 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 47 replies ^ | February 14, 2014 | Mark Torregrossa
    There is a lot of snow on the ground in Michigan. When the snow melts, just how much water is in all of the snow on the ground now? The top graphic shows the "snow water equivalent" for the Lower Peninsula. This means the amount of liquid if the snow in a tube was all melted at once. All of the Lower Peninsula has at least one inch of liquid in the snow. Most of the Lower Peninsula has two to six inches of liquid in the form of snow. The heaviest snowfall areas in northwest Lower Michigan have between...
  • It Doesn’t Take Much For People To Start Behaving Like Crazed Lunatics

    02/13/2014 9:37:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | February 12, 2014 | Michael Snyder
    If an ice storm can cause this much panic in our major cities, what will a real crisis look like? The biggest news story in the United States right now is the "historic ice storm" that is hammering the South. Travel will be a nightmare, schools and businesses will be closed, and hundreds of thousands of people will lose power. In fact, it is being projected that some people could be without power for up to a week. But at the end of the day, the truth is that this ice storm is just an inconvenience. Yes, the lives of...
  • Dear Diary (Michigan)

    02/12/2014 7:08:35 AM PST · by madison10 · 73 replies
    Maddie10 | 2/12/2014 | E-mail
    Dear Diary: Aug. 12 - Moved into our new home in Michigan. It is so beautiful here. The hills and river valleys are so picturesque. I have a beautiful old oak tree in my front yard. Can hardly wait to see the change in the seasons. This is...truly God's Country. Oct. 14 - Michigan is such a gorgeous place to live, one of the real special places on Earth. The leaves are turning a multitude of different colors. I love all of the shades of reds, oranges and yellows, they are so bright. I want to walk through all of...
  • Bone Chilling: 'Catastrophic' Winter Blast Wipes Out Power in South

    02/12/2014 6:20:19 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 12, 2014 | BY ALASTAIR JAMIESON AND DANIEL ARKIN
    An army of emergency crews were gearing up for battle Wednesday with a vicious — and rare — ice storm in Georgia that had already cut off power for thousands of customers and left the streets of Atlanta looking like a sci-fi wasteland. More than 70,000 customers in Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and the Carolinas were without power early Wednesday. But Georgia was bearing the brunt of the wicked weather, with nearly 40,000 customers in the dark Wednesday, while emergency planners urged drivers across the state to stay off “deceptively dangerous” roads.
  • ‘Historic’ storm ramping up as temperatures drop and precipitation increases (Atlanta)

    02/12/2014 4:45:25 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 74 replies
    AJC ^ | Updated: 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 | Mike Morris
    The potentially devastating winter storm that forecasters and the governor have been warning about for days began unfolding before daybreak Wednesday as temperatures dropped to 32 degrees or below and began freezing the precipitation that returned overnight. ... “All of the interstates, all of the secondary routes, all of the surface streets, are all iced over,” Arum said. “Where you are right now is where you’re going to be tomorrow morning, there’s no doubt about it.” ... The number of power outages is growing by the minute. Just before 5 a.m., the number of customers in the dark was 2,000....
  • Algeria Plane Crash Kills More Than 100 Amid Stormy Weather

    02/11/2014 7:49:09 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies
    AccuWeather (Reuters) ^ | Feb,. 11, 2014
    A military plane crashed in eastern Algeria Tuesday afternoon local time, Feb. 11, 2014, killing more than 100. Traveling from Ouargla to Constantine, the plane crashed in the mountains of the Oum al-Bouaghi province, a few hundred miles from the capital of the country, according to Reuters.
  • WEATHER NATION on Direct TV Has Local Forecasts Now

    02/10/2014 3:37:53 PM PST · by Maudeen · 29 replies
    Personal Observation | 1/10/2014 | Maudeen
    During an earlier thread today many were dissatisfied with the Weather Nation because it didn't have local weather. I was able to type in my zip code a few minutes ago and there it was. In another thread I expressed my viewpoint that the Weather Channel had so much non-weather related programming and often to the left of left. I'm willing to give this channel a chance since all I want is weather. . . "pure and simple".
  • "WeatherNation" : CAN IT GET ANY WORSE?

    02/10/2014 2:39:30 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 84 replies ^ | Feb 10, 2014 MONDAY | yosemitest
    <p>I've watch this replacement for "The Weather Channel" on Directv and I'm NOT impressed.</p> <p>They talk too slow and show too many photos,and NEVER get to the weather.</p> <p>Their forecast models are not very accurate, and neither are their temperature forecast.</p> <p>They're strictly third rate.</p>
  • Saturday Summary February 8, 2014

    02/08/2014 9:26:01 AM PST · by Excellence · 17 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | February 8, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Joe talks about another wave of cold coming down, and points out blocking over Greenland is a sign of solar inactivity. Also, gratefully, Northern California should get a good dosing of rain.
  • Surviving Winter in Yakutsk, the World's Coldest City

    02/06/2014 12:57:34 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 43 replies
    Slate ^ | Jan. 31 2014 12:30 PM | Ella Morton
    Atlas Obscura on Slate is a blog about the world's hidden wonders. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscura.To watch the sun rise during winter in Yakutsk, you need to set your alarm clock for 10:40 a.m. In late December, the sun will appear a few minutes later, softly illuminating a few scurrying, fur-clad forms on the snowy fog-filled streets. Yakutsk, located in Yakutia, a republic in Siberia, is the world's coldest city. In January the mean temperature hovers around minus 40 F, but days in the negative 70s are not unheard of. At this level...
  • 2013 sixth-hottest year, confirms long-term warming: UN

    02/05/2014 3:21:27 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2/5/14 | Nina Larson
    Geneva (AFP) - Last year tied for the sixth-hottest on record, confirming that Earth's climate system is in the grip of warming that will affect generations to come, the UN's weather agency said Wednesday. "This is confirmation of the trend of global warming of the planet," World Meteorological Organization (WMO) chief Michel Jarraud told AFP. Last year equalled 2007 as the sixth-warmest year since reliable records began in 1850, with a global land and ocean surface temperature that was 0.5 degrees Celsius (0.9 degrees Fahrenheit) above the 1961-1990 average, the WMO said in a statement. Last year equalled 2007 as...
  • U.S Muslims Rejoice in Abundant Rain After Prayers (Rain Caused By Their Prayers

    02/04/2014 12:59:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Muslim Village ^ | February 5, 2014
    A few hours after Muslims prayed for rain to relieve the drought affecting California, the Bay Area finally got some rain on Sunday, February 2, soaking parched parks, brown hillsides and thirsty gardens. “Amazing coincidence? Muslims in the Bay Area went out for the Prayer for Rain, next day this happened…,” @mohamedghilan wrote on Twitter, posting an image for Muslims’ prayer for rain. “Shaykh @hamzayusuf & @ImamZaidShakir renewing the Prophetic Sunnah. From the longest drought to the biggest rainfall!” @KQZinstitute added.
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary February 1, 2014

    02/01/2014 9:06:46 AM PST · by Excellence · 15 replies
    Weatherbell ^ | February 1, 2014 | Joe Bastardi
    Things don't look much better for the middle/east of the country for February. And the west may see some of that cold in the next five days.
  • Frustration boils over for CNN interviewer

    01/31/2014 7:10:41 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 53 replies
    AP ^ | January 31, 2014 | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- CNN's Carol Costello was more than prepared for her contentious live interview with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Wednesday, having spent frustrating hours caught in the epic traffic snarls caused by the rare Southern snowstorm. Unlike other motorists, Costello wasn't stranded overnight in her car, but it took two tries and more than three hours for her to drive two miles to her home Tuesday from the news network's Atlanta headquarters.