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  • Now 'ice quakes' hit Wisconsin - deep booms heard as huge cracks open up in the frozen state

    01/15/2018 4:52:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/14/18
    Some strange booms have shaken residents in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. The series of explosion-like sounds rattled residents from Waupun, Campbellsport and elsewhere Tuesday and sent Fond du Lac County sheriff's deputies out looking for a cause. Geologists say the booms were likely a phenomenon commonly known as an ice quake.
  • Alligators use bizarre – and creepy – ancient ritual to survive NC’s arctic blast

    01/09/2018 5:34:05 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 24 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8 Jan 2018 | MARK PRICE
    A North Carolina swamp park has posted a video explaining how alligators survive in a frozen pond, and it’s both creepy and bizarre... ...The alligators seem to instinctively know when the water is about to freeze, says Howard, who is general manager of the park. They respond by sticking their nose above the surface at just the right moment, allowing the water to freeze around them.... Alligators then enter “a state of brumation, like hibernating.” Alligators can regulate their body temperature in all sorts of weather, park officials said, and can essentially remain frozen in place until the ice melts.
  • Frigid Winter SAD for Anti-Trumpers

    01/08/2018 5:34:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2017 | Tom Purcell
    Boy, it's cold across America. It's so cold, politicians are picking their own pockets, people are flocking inside the U.S. Capitol just for the hot air, and the outlook for anti-Trumpers has been downgraded from miserable and bewildered to hopelessly depressed. Here's one reason anti-Trumpers are especially down this winter: Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). According to About.com , this woeful malady is triggered by overcast winter weather. Lack of exposure to sunlight can cause low levels of melatonin and serotonin. Low levels of both cause depression-like symptoms. Lots of people are affected by SAD at this time every year, but,...
  • Boston suffered historic flooding because 'bomb cyclone' hit (tr)

    01/05/2018 11:33:50 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 34 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | Ashley Collman
    Boston suffered its worst flooding in 40 years on Thursday when it was walloped by the 'bomb cyclone' winter storm - and there's an interesting reason why. Benjamin Sipprell, a meteorologist in Boston for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, told the Daily Beast that the flooding was a result of the blizzard hitting at high tide, and the high tide being higher than usual due to Wednesday's supermoon. A supermoon is a full moon that occurs when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit. This happens about four to six times a year. The tides are caused by...
  • New England's Absurd Energy Policies Exposed by Bomb Cyclone

    01/05/2018 10:52:16 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 31 replies
    newsmax ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | Tom Borelli
    The cold blast hitting the U.S. is exposing the absurdity of left-wing energy policies in New England. Natural gas prices are skyrocketing in the region as the gas demand for both heating and electricity exceeds supply. ISO New England issued a “cold weather watch” for January 5 to alert the wholesale power market to a surge in demand for the weekend, as temperatures are expected to plummet. The grid operator believes it has enough power, but the demand could exceed supply. Don’t blame the weather for soaring energy prices and possible electricity shortages; blame the left-wing politicians and radical environmentalists...
  • This ‘Bitter Cold’ Is What Global Warming Looks Like, Explains Al Gore

    01/05/2018 10:22:28 AM PST · by rktman · 59 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/5/2018 | James Delignpole
    Just when you thought the Big Freeze couldn’t get any worse, here’s Al Gore to twist the knife. It’s bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains that’s exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis. https://t.co/6UfJ9Xxpq6 — Al Gore (@algore) January 4, 2018 Yep. Where others might see a crisis, Al Gore has spotted a Rahm-Emanuel-style opportunity to promote his renewables scam. This bitter cold, he wants you to know, isn’t a sign that his global warming theory is a busted flush. It’s a sign that he’s even more right than ever...
  • Al Gore: ‘Bitter cold’ is ‘exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis’

    01/05/2018 7:28:47 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 95 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | January 4, 2018 | Marc Morano
    Former Vice President Al Gore has weighed in on the record cold and snow in the U.S. “It’s bitter cold in parts of the US, but climate scientist Dr. Michael Mann explains that’s exactly what we should expect from the climate crisis,” Gore wrote on January 4 on Twitter. *snip* Gore’s Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth did not warn of record cold and increasing snowfalls as a consequence of man-made global warming.
  • NYC could get slammed by ‘bomb’ cyclone winter storm

    01/03/2018 7:43:33 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2 Jan 2018 | Joe Tacopino and Linda Massarella
    Manhattan is set to get 3 inches of snow starting around 5 or 6 a.m. Thursday, but parts of Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island should brace for at least double that, experts warned.
  • As cold wave sweeps US, Trump derides climate change science

    12/28/2017 8:24:43 PM PST · by shove_it · 119 replies
    AP ^ | 28 Dec 2017
    Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump chimed in on the weather Thursday, citing the cold wave sweeping across much of the central and northeastern United States as justification for his controversial move to leave the global climate change pact. "In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year's Eve on record," Trump tweeted from his Mar a Lago resort in Florida, where he is on holiday vacation. "Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!"...
  • Even Sharks Are Freezing to Death. Winter Rages and the Nation Reels.

    12/29/2017 6:10:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 79 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 29, 2017 | Kara Murphy and Jack Healy
    Shivering, snowbound cities are scrapping their outdoor New Year’s Eve countdowns. Polar-bear plunges are being canceled because of fears of frostbite and hypothermia. Winter-hardened towns are gaping at their new lows: 32 degrees below zero in Watertown, N.Y. Minus 36 in International Falls, Minn. Record-breaking snowfalls have stranded older and disabled residents inside their homes for days. Cars are buried under mountains of snow, and lethally low temperatures are forcing cities across the Northeast and Midwest to open emergency “warming centers” for homeless residents and people whose furnaces are no match for the cold.
  • I.O.C. Gives Russia Major Punishment for Winter Olympics

    12/05/2017 10:51:17 AM PST · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 12-5-2017 | REBECCA R. RUIZ and TARIQ PANJADEC
    Russia’s Olympic team has been barred from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country’s government officials are forbidden to attend, its flag will not be displayed at the opening ceremony and its anthem will not sound. Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform, and the official record books will forever show that Russia won zero medals. That was the punishment issued Tuesday to the proud sports juggernaut that has long used the Olympics as a show of global force but was exposed for systematic doping...
  • Interstate 70 closures at exit 205 in Silverthorne a ‘highly dangerous ballet’

    11/05/2017 1:11:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Vail Daily ^ | November 1, 2017 | Ben Trollinger
    In the winter, when Interstate 70 shuts down at exit 205 due to car crashes or a deluge of snow, Silverthorne police chief John Minor gives his officers the same piece of advice: “You better have your head on a swivel and your head in the game, because it’s about to get a little sporty.” For the officers and state patrollers who ride herd over the chaotic cattle drive of cars and semis during an interstate evacuation, being on high alert means the difference between life and death. “If you’re actually on the interstate staffing that closure just before the...
  • Churchill's grocery shelves bare as residents face another blizzard (blame climate change)

    03/20/2017 9:54:47 AM PDT · by jerod · 70 replies
    'I've lived here 50 years and no, we've never had anything like this,' deputy mayor says Another winter blizzard is hitting Churchill, where people are already desperate for groceries that have been delayed since the last blizzard two weeks ago. "A lot of families are suffering because they have young children and they need milk," said local resident Lana Bilenduke. No bread or vegetables are for sale at the local store and meat is scarce, she said. "Everyone's in a crisis until we get our groceries in." The northern Manitoba town is in the midst of near-zero visibility, wind gusts...
  • Just started blizzarding here in NY (obvious vanity alert)

    03/13/2017 7:35:12 PM PDT · by onona · 276 replies
    me ^ | today | Onona
    Stay Safe Freepers !!
  • The Nor'easter is HERE! What are you gonna do during the blizzard?

    03/14/2017 1:31:45 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 95 replies
    My living room window | 3/14/17 | Me, myself, & I
    This Nor'easter, named Stella, is coming on like a son of a gun! My sidewalks are already indistinguishable in height from the lawn on either side. I spent a lot of Monday preparing to be snowed in: moved up medical appointments to Monday morning, topped up the gas in my car, corrected deficiencies in food staples supplies (shelves were already conspicuously bare in many aisles), laid in a good supply of crickets for my lizards, studied weather reports, and checked on friends. How have you in the Northeast prepared for Stella? If you stay home, how are you going to...
  • Winter Storm Stella is going to slam New York City(snowpocalypse)

    03/13/2017 1:16:25 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 132 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 03/13/20 | Yaron Steinbuch and Lia Eustachewich
    Get out now while you still have the chance! A blizzard warning has been issued for New York City and much of the tri-state area beginning at midnight Tuesday as Winter Storm Stella threatens to dump as much as 18 inches of snow. Whiteout conditions are expected to make travel extremely dangerous and power outages are likely amid crippling wind gusts of 20 to 40 mph, according to AccuWeather senior meteorologist Tom Kines. New Yorkers stockpile supplies as massive snowstorm looms. “Travel will be poor at best, if not impossible,” Kines told The Post on Monday. “If you have the...
  • Here comes the cold: Eastern France tipped to reach –15°C [5°F]

    01/05/2017 7:43:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 5 January 2017 13:54 CET+01:00 | Oliver Gee
    Temperatures are tipped to reach as low as −15°C on Friday as a cold front descends on France. A cold front from Scandinavia is expected to send the mercury plummeting in France this week, reported national agency Météo France. Things will start to get chilly on Thursday, the agency said, with temperatures in the east dropping to around −10°C. …
  • Polar vortex redux? U.S. forecasters say it could hit next week

    12/08/2016 8:20:53 PM PST · by Mariner · 60 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | December 8th, 2016 | By Timothy Mclaughlin
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Forecasters are sending chills down some spines with a prediction that much of the northern half of the United States could see frigid weather next week similar to life-threatening lows the polar vortex brought to parts of the country in 2014. Anticipation of a freezing blast began to build this week when weather maps and forecast models showed similarities between next week's system and one that developed in January 2014. "Upper-level atmosphere configuration very similar in scale & magnitude as infamous Jan 2014 #PolarVortex popularized by me and @afreedma," meteorologist Ryan Maue said on Twitter on Tuesday...
  • Why the sun going blank means a ‘Game of Thrones’-like winter is coming

    06/30/2016 4:07:06 AM PDT · by Salgak · 50 replies
    The NY Post ^ | 6/29/2016 | News.com.au via NY Post
    ou may not have noticed but our sun has gone as blank as a cue ball. As in, it’s lost its spots. According to scientists, this unsettling phenomenon is a sign we are heading for a mini ice age. Meteorologist and renowned sun-watcher Paul Dorian raised the alarm in his latest report, which has sparked a mild panic about an impending “Game of Thrones”-style winter not seen since the 17th century.
  • Snow for Blue Mountains, as Sydney shivers ...

    06/25/2016 2:48:34 AM PDT · by BlackVeil · 9 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 25 June 2016 | Caity Stone
    The brutal cold snap has continued into the weekend as parts of New South Wales are blanketed by snow while Sydney braces for continuing chilly blasts. The heavy snowfall and ice buildup has caused widespread congestion on roads in country NSW, forcing the closure of stretches of highway. ...