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Erie, Pennsylvania pummeled by record 5 feet of snow
Yahoo/Reuters ^ | December 27, 2017

Posted on 12/27/2017 11:08:45 AM PST by GonzoII

(Reuters) - Snow piled up in Erie, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday after two days of record-breaking snowfall that had already surpassed 5 feet (1.5 meters), breaking city and state records, according to the National Weather Service.

Though residents are used to winter snow squalls blowing in from adjacent Lake Erie, which straddles the border with Canada, the Christmas storm is already one for the ages.

"This is an incredible amount of snow that we're trying to move," the Erie Police Department said in statement after the city declared a "snow emergency" on Tuesday, imploring people to stay off the streets.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: christmas; christmas2017; erie; globalcooling; merrychristmas; pennsylvania; snowstorm; winter2017
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WOW! Good excuse to stay home a drink some beers.
1 posted on 12/27/2017 11:08:45 AM PST by GonzoII
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To: metmom

ping


2 posted on 12/27/2017 11:09:47 AM PST by xzins (Retired US Army chaplain. Support our troops by praying for their victory.)
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To: GonzoII

"...pummeled by 5-feet of snow..."


The plummeting arctic temperatures, relentless high winds, and record-setting deep snow are due to too much warmth.

3 posted on 12/27/2017 11:12:58 AM PST by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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To: GonzoII

And make yellow snowcones.


4 posted on 12/27/2017 11:13:19 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (10% pure, flat income tax for everyone. No deductions, credits, or loopholes.)
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To: GonzoII

Did Al Gore just visit there? That seems to happen a lot whenever he visits a place.


5 posted on 12/27/2017 11:15:28 AM PST by jpl ("You are fake news.")
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To: GonzoII

This Global Warming sure is cold.


6 posted on 12/27/2017 11:17:29 AM PST by SaveFerris (Luke 17:28 ... as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold ......)
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To: All

7 posted on 12/27/2017 11:18:58 AM PST by GonzoII ("If the new crime be, to believe in God, let us all be criminals" -Sheen)
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To: GonzoII

Maybe Pennsylvania should SUE California and New York for their Global Warming Policies that are Plunging the Earth into another Ice Age.


8 posted on 12/27/2017 11:19:51 AM PST by eyeamok (Tolerance: The virtue of having a belief in Nothing!)
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To: Blue Jays
Actually, the warm autumn is a cause of freaky snow. Lake Erie was warm, and extremely frigid Artic air mass blew over it, causing massive evaporation and snow. Now that the weather is so cold, the lake should freeze and produce less snow.

It's weather instability, but this week certainly is not global warming.

9 posted on 12/27/2017 11:20:34 AM PST by grania (Deplorable and Proud of It!)
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To: grania

"...certainly is not global warming..."


I didn’t think I needed a sarcasm tag on my post!
Unsure what those environmental kooks want from us.
If it’s hot they are upset. If it’s cold they are upset.


10 posted on 12/27/2017 11:24:51 AM PST by Blue Jays ( Rock hard ~ Ride free)
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To: GonzoII

Fantastic picture.


11 posted on 12/27/2017 11:28:24 AM PST by EdnaMode
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To: grania

Good post. A lot of folks are surprised to learn that “lake effect snow” in upstate New York is much more common in late autumn and early spring than the dead of winter.


12 posted on 12/27/2017 11:29:21 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: xzins

Yeah, yeah, yeah....Tug Hill in NYS routinely gets 3-5 feet of lake effect fluff (and it is fluff) and nobody bats an eye.

While all of this was going on in Erie, Tug Hill was getting blasted too.

5 feet of lake effect snow settles into about 15 inches in a few days. Even less after a week.


13 posted on 12/27/2017 11:31:16 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Life is about ass, you're either covering, hauling, laughing, kicking, kissing, or behaving like one)
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To: GonzoII

14 posted on 12/27/2017 11:38:43 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Life is about ass, you're either covering, hauling, laughing, kicking, kissing, or behaving like one)
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To: grania
That's.... eerier.
15 posted on 12/27/2017 11:38:50 AM PST by jmacusa ("Made it Ma, top of the world!'')
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To: xzins

Can’t quite say been there, but definitely done that.

Grew up in the Buffalo area and lived in the snow belt south of Lake Ontario for too many years.


16 posted on 12/27/2017 11:40:25 AM PST by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith..)
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To: GonzoII

17 posted on 12/27/2017 11:41:21 AM PST by Ouderkirk (Life is about ass, you're either covering, hauling, laughing, kicking, kissing, or behaving like one)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

18 posted on 12/27/2017 11:42:00 AM PST by Pollard (TRUMP 2020)
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To: Ouderkirk
Lake effect snow can be incredibly localized. It depends on what direction the wind is coming off the lakes. Usually Buffalo gets creamed but when the wind is more out of the north, that's when places like Erie can get it. You can have several feet of snow pile up just a few miles away from where there is next to nothing.

There are only three places in the world that get lake-effect snow. The Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and some Japanese islands whose name I can't remember (and too lazy to Google).

19 posted on 12/27/2017 11:44:08 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Ouderkirk
Lake effect snow can be incredibly localized. It depends on what direction the wind is coming off the lakes. Usually Buffalo gets creamed but when the wind is more out of the north, that's when places like Erie can get it. You can have several feet of snow pile up just a few miles away from where there is next to nothing.

There are only three places in the world that get lake-effect snow. The Great Lakes, Hudson Bay, and some Japanese islands whose name I can't remember (and too lazy to Google).

20 posted on 12/27/2017 11:44:09 AM PST by SamAdams76
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