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  • 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.
  • Vintage PHOTO: "Pupsicle" ... A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912

    02/22/2015 2:23:50 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 36 replies
    Flickr via IO9 ^ | circa 1912 | Frank Hurley
    A World-Weary Puppy In Antarctica, Circa 1912 This poignant image (cheer up, buddy!) of a pup named "Blizzard" was taken in 1912 by Antarctic adventurer Frank Hurley, who two years later would be the photographer on Ernest Shackleton's famed Endurance Expedition. This shot is from the First Australasian Antarctic Expedition, which set out in 1911. Over a period of years, Hurley visited the frozen continent six times and came away with a trove of stirring images.
  • Blizzard watch Eastern Mass.

    02/12/2015 6:13:10 PM PST · by Capt. Tom · 54 replies
    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TAUNTON ,MA ^ | 2/21/2015 | Nat. Weather Svc
  • MBTA GM Beverly Scott spared no expense on trips, record review shows

    MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott jetted off at taxpayer expense nearly every month during her two-plus-year tenure — sometimes several times a month — to conferences and meetings around the country, even as the troubled transit system was collapsing around her, a Herald review shows. A review of Scott’s monthly expense reports provided by the MBTA as part of public records request shows she spent 106 days traveling out of state while at the helm of the T, taking 30 trips in 24 months. During that time, Scott, who announced yesterday she’s stepping down in April, racked up $56,753 in...
  • Global Warming Is Snowed Out

    01/29/2015 3:10:12 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies ^ | January 29, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last year, the New York Times predicted the end of snow. This week, its employees had trouble getting to work because of a travel ban caused by the blizzard. And those New Yorkers still subscribing to the print edition of the Old Gray Lady of Eight Avenue were even more out of luck.
  • Blizzard 2015: Snowblower Attack Leads to Arrest of 61-Year-Old Woman

    01/28/2015 9:44:09 AM PST · by doug from upland · 32 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1-2015
    A Massachusetts woman was arrested during the blinding blizzard that walloped New England after she attacked her neighbor with a snowblower, police said today. The incident took place as the freezing winds and snow continued to fall at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police were called to a home in Boston's upscale suburb of Arlington to find a 60-year-old woman suffering from lacerations to her foot. Her alleged attacker, Barbara Davis, 61, was arrested on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, violating a restraining order, and mayhem. Anderson had a long-standing dispute with the victim, who was not seriously...
  • Why the Blizzard Forecast Missed Its Mark

    01/27/2015 4:56:02 PM PST · by Libloather · 68 replies
    Wall Street Journal via MSN ^ | 1/27/15 | Robert Lee Hotz
    National Weather Service experts misjudged the path and impact of the blizzard that struck the Northeast on Monday and Tuesday, in large part because they trusted the wrong forecasting model, several independent meteorologists said. Rather than rely on their own forecasting system—upgraded in recent weeks—the federal experts placed their faith instead on a well-regarded European computer model that predicted the worst of this storm would squarely hit New York City. That system earlier had outperformed the U.S. forecasting system in predicting the path of superstorm Sandy. This time, the European forecasting model was wrong, several commercial forecasters said. That model,...
  • Global warming could make blizzards worse

    01/27/2015 2:27:31 PM PST · by detective · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 27, 2015 | Chris Mooney
    We’re on the verge of another historic blizzard, with as much as two or three feet of snow expected in parts of the Northeast. Already, the press is throwing around terms like “Snowmageddon” to describe what’s coming. Next comes politics: Whenever the East Coast sees an extreme snow event, the weather is perfect for snow trolling — e.g., trying to use one cold event to refute a warming climate trend.
  • There Is Basically No Snow In New York — But, Absurdly, The Entire City Is Shut Down

    01/27/2015 8:31:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/27/2015 | HENRY BLODGET
    I haven't seen official snowfall totals yet, but judging from a glance out the window, it looks as if New York City might have gotten about 6 inches Monday night. Meanwhile, the entire city is shut down. Schools, government, public transportation, private transportation, and — by virtue of the lack of transportation — most offices and businesses. It's just absurd. I've lived in New York for almost my whole life — 48 years and counting. I have seen the city weather many actually large snowstorms, including a 26-incher just a few years go. The city stayed open through all of...
  • EPA director warns of vanishing snow due to global warming as historic blizzard approaches

    01/27/2015 6:20:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In politics, much as with a Broadway chorus line, timing is everything. That’s a lesson that current EPA Director, Gina McCarthy will probably take to heart after this one. As the northeast braces for what is being described as a potentially historic snowstorm, Ms. McCarthy spent the beginning of her weekend huddling with environmental activists with a clear message. These climate change deniers will ruin the ski industry because we’re going to run out of snow. The Environmental Protection Agency, Aspen Skiing Co., and a pair of Olympic snowboarders teamed up Thursday to help spread the word about climate...
  • Abortion giant cancels Day of Action due to blizzard

    01/26/2015 3:56:15 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | January 26, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Planned Parenthood has cancelled a Day of Action that was planned for January 26 because of the incoming blizzard. The largest provider of abortion in the country planned the Day of Action to kickoff the 2015 New York State Legislative Session. “As our state representatives start their work, we’ll be there to greet them and make sure they know that issues such as Family Planning Funding, Reproductive Health Care Access, and Paid Family Leave must be a priority in 2015,” Planned Parenthood of New York City Action wrote on their events page. In cancelling the event, the group posted this,...
  • Blizzard expected to bring New York to a standstill, subway to shutdown

    01/26/2015 2:47:23 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 83 replies
    Los Angeles Atimes ^ | Monday, January 26, 2015 | Tina Susman, and others
    Snow and powerful winds swept into the Northeast on Monday as a storm predicted to grow into a major blizzard prompted mass transit shutdowns, highway closures, thousands of airline flight cancellations and a ban on driving in New York City and on major roads across the region. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of New York City’s subway and bus system as of 11 p.m. Monday, the first such closure since Superstorm Sandy hit the region in the fall of 2012. With the closure of all mass transit, and the citywide driving ban as of 11 p.m., Cuomo’s...
  • Major winter storm could bring blizzard conditions to Massachusetts *Daily Mail Photos in thread

    01/25/2015 6:28:28 AM PST · by mkleesma · 162 replies
    Daily Mail Photos; WCVB-TV Boston ^ | 1/25/15 | WCVB-TV Boston
    BOSTON —Winter is making up for lost time. A storm that is potentially historic is now in the forecast, according to the National Weather Service.
  • Heavy snow expected on mountains in Hawaii

    12/24/2014 5:52:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 24, 2014 12:15 AM EST
    A blizzard warning is in effect for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow could accumulate above 11,500 feet. The warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday. …
  • Global Warming Explorers Stuck in Blizzard (HA HA HA)

    03/19/2007 8:05:01 AM PDT · by milwguy · 13 replies · 1,028+ views ^ | 03/19/2007 | milwguy
    Yesterday I posted this quote from Elizabeth from the Will Steger Foundation global warming expedition to the artic.............. It felt so good to be back on trail. The weather was relatively warm for this time of year, there was little wind and the sun was shining. The mountains plunge dramatically to the ice on all sides. The U-shape of the head of the fiord ahead of us gave us a clue to the glaciations that sculpted this land, grinding away the granite to leave sheer walls of bare rock. I felt like I was inside an I-Max movie. I couldn't...
  • Video – Blizzard conditions possible for parts of Texas & Oklahoma

    04/13/2014 1:43:14 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies ^ | 13APR2014 | Robert Felix
    Snow beginning tonight with BRIEF near blizzard conditions possible across the North Texas & Western Oklahoma Panhandles, according to Chris Morris with the National Weather Service in Amarillo, Texas Also hard freeze warnings in effect! – In mid April!
  • The first-ever film of a New York City blizzard

    02/06/2014 4:58:07 AM PST · by lowbridge · 18 replies
    What storm is this? The horrific blizzard that hit New York on February 17, 1902.  It would be considered the worst snowstorm to hit the metropolitan area since the Great Blizzard of 1888. (Read all about it here.)  I assume we're actually in the aftermath of the blizzard here, as the snow shovels are out, and the kids are playing. What area is being filmed?  Madison Square Park (near 23rd Street), with theWorth Memorial in the background of some angles Who made this?  Edison Manufacturing Company. Their Manhattan studio was nearby, at 41 East 21st Street. Who's the director? The head of Edison's film division Edwin S. Porter, considered by most...
  • Chick-fil-A gives free food to motorists stranded in Southern snowstorm

    01/29/2014 12:51:54 PM PST · by Liz · 18 replies ^ | 1/29/14 | TODD STARNES
    Motorists stranded on Highway 280, Birmingham, Ala, found food and shelter thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A owner, Mark Meadows. Founded by a Christian family, it’s no secret that the business is run on biblical values. Once Chick-Fil-a determined that stranded drivers, stuck in their cars for nearly seven hours, went without food or water, the Chick-fil-A staff went into action, cooking several hundred sandwiches then braving the icy storm to hand out the sandwiches. Chick-Fil-a staffers braved the falling snow and ice, slipping and sliding, as they offered their famous hot juicy chicken breasts tucked between two...
  • 125 years ago, deadly 'Children’s Blizzard' blasted Minnesota (January 11, 2013)

    01/09/2014 3:31:55 AM PST · by beaversmom · 32 replies
    Minn Post ^ | January 11, 2013 | Alyssa Ford
    Courtesy of the Minnesota Historical SocietyNobles County native Morton Bassett: "It was a beautiful day for mid-winterand no one even thought of what a change an hour's time could bring." The winter of 1887-1888 was ferocious and unrelenting. November vacillated between ice storms, snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures. December dumped mountains of snow: 20.2 inches in Moorhead, 39.5 inches at Morris, 33 inches at Mankato. Then on Jan. 5, 1888, a massive sleet storm coated the snowy drifts with treacherous ice, putting scores of restless farmers and schoolchildren under house arrest but for the most essential chores. Finally, though, on Jan....
  • Southern Illinois' basketball team is stuck in snow

    01/05/2014 9:42:37 PM PST · by SeminoleCounty · 15 replies
    SB Nation ^ | January 5, 2014 | Scott Coleman
    The bus driving Southern Illinois' basketball team home from a road game got stuck in a ditch along Interstate 57 on Sunday night. Illinois has been pounded by snow since New Year's Day. According to an ESPN report, the bus got stuck after the driver pulled off the road with hopes of waiting out the snowstorm. Once the driver tried to get the bus back on the road, it was immovable. The highway was closed at this point, and they were unable to get a tow. They likely won't get back to campus until Monday morning after taking on Illinois...
  • Residents brace for winter storm expected to wallop Northeast (Live Thread, weather reports

    01/02/2014 4:04:50 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 02, 2014
    Northeast residents are bracing for a cold welcome to 2014 due to a winter storm predicted to bring snow and frigid temperatures across much of the region. Though snow began falling overnight in parts of New England and New York, forecasters say the full storm would not hit until later Thursday. As much as a foot of snow or more was forecast for some areas overnight Thursday into Friday, and temperatures were expected to plummet, with some areas seeing highs just above zero, the National Weather Service said. "There will be travel problems," said Hugh Johnson, a National Weather Service...
  • Kerry forces Israel’s moment of decision

    12/17/2013 8:38:34 AM PST · by Dave346 · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/16/2013 22:49 | Caroline B. Glick
    There was a ghoulish creepiness to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Israel last week. Here we were, beset by the greatest winter storm in a hundred years. All roads to Jerusalem were sealed off. Tens of thousands of Jerusalemites and residents of surrounding areas were locked down in their houses, without power, heat, telephone service or water. And all of the sudden, out of nowhere, Kerry appeared. As Hamas-ruled Gazans begged the supposedly hated IDF to come and save them from the floods, and as Israel took over rescue operations for stranded Palestinians living under the rule...
  • Storm Batters Buffalo?

    11/27/2013 8:58:06 AM PST · by gasport · 46 replies
    Buffalo Rising ^ | Nov 27, 2013 | Queenseyes
    This morning at 6am CNN reported that a winter storm had delivered a leveling blow to Buffalo. The reporter was stationed on what looked to be Delaware Avenue in the city, where there appeared to be no sign of battering. The reporter then stated that more snow was on the way. Then, the same reporter ended up in Amherst at 8am, showing the debilitating effects that the storm had caused. When he reached down to the grown, there might have been three inches of light fluffy snow. “There are also reports of patches of slick black ice,” stated the reporter,...

    10/20/2013 4:28:22 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 40 replies
    Dog Heirs, Where Dogs Are Family ^ | Jan 26, 2012 | Martha
    [This story is an oldie but goodie and takes place in New York State} There are plenty of stories of dogs performing acts of heroism, saving their guardians from house fires, wild animals and other dangers. But the story of Shana, a wolf and German Shepherd mix and her rescue of Eve and Norman Fertig one fall night, stands out as one of the most remarkable acts of loyalty and heroic bravery of a dog, ever. Back in 2006, the Fertigs, both 81 years old, were tending to the injured animals in their forested animal sanctuary in Alden, New York...
  • Disposal pits opened in South Dakota for livestock killed by blizzard

    10/17/2013 4:09:47 AM PDT · by Freeport · 2 replies
    my ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | N/A
    Pennington County has opened two large disposal pits for western South Dakota ranchers with cattle killed in an early October blizzard. Up to 4 feet of snow fell in the Black Hills area during the storm, killing tens of thousands of cattle. Alexa White with the Pennington County Emergency Operations Center says 139 animals were picked up from county rights of way and dumped in the pits over the weekend. She says the 20-feet-deep pits have plenty of room for ranchers' cattle. State officials say at least 10,000 to 20,000 head of livestock died, but the number will likely rise...
  • The 2013 Fall Blizzard of Western South Dakota

    10/06/2013 7:27:03 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 25 replies
    American Clarion ^ | October 6, 2013 | Bob Ellis
    The guns have been silent at American Clarion for the past two days, laid low by a devastating fall blizzard in West River South Dakota. Power has been intermittent and completely out during that time. The snow started Friday morning with overnight rain transitioning directly into snow. It was sticking and becoming slushy right away, and not long after daylight Friday morning, the power started to come on and go off, come on and go off. By late Friday afternoon, the snow was starting to pile up: more than a foot in many places in the Rapid City area. At...
  • Wildfire, Tornado, and Blizzard All in One Night, in One 50-mile Area

    04/09/2013 4:40:18 AM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/8/2013 | Ben Brumfield and Jim Kavanagh
    A wildfire due to extreme drought, a possible tornado touchdown and a blizzard warning all within a 50 mile radius -- the weather in northeast Colorado must have gone crazy overnight.
  • Blizzard, Red Bull, Valentines Day Draws Thousands To Mount Snow

    02/10/2013 8:33:02 PM PST · by IsraelBeach · 3 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | February 10, 2013 | Joel Leyden
    Blizzard, Red Bull, Valentines Day Draws Thousands To Mount SnowBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyNew York City --- February 10, 2013 …Mount Snow, in West Dover, Vermont will be attracting thousands of skiers in the coming days. After Blizzard Nemo blanketed the mountain with over a foot of fresh snow, all trails are expected to be open on a sunny Sunday. Ski towns in Vermont were hit with wind gusts of up to 45 mph on Saturday, which forced Mount Snow to close certain lifts until the winds died down. Mount Snow, for example, was only about half open, though...
  • History does NOT mean that which "current" men can recall or have lived through

    02/08/2013 5:46:22 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 21 replies
    The Worst Blizzards in United States History From the Blizzard of 1888 to the Present Day Read the newspapers/watch TV/Listen to Radio and you will hear them ALL going on and on and on about how his historical this snow storm is. History IS NOT restricted to that which you lived through.THEREFOR CONSIDER. A winter storm must meet certain qualifications to be characterized as an official blizzard. In a blizzard, visibility is reduced to a quarter of a mile or less from falling OR blowing snow, and the wind speed is at least thirty-five miles an hour for no less...
  • Winter Storm Nemo; Historic Blizzard Looms

    02/07/2013 5:06:12 PM PST · by GRRRRR · 159 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | 02/07/13 | Dolce, Erdman
    Here we go with another freak out about a winter storm. From naming it like a hurricane to generate more angst, to the continuing reminders that it "COULD" be a top ten storm in all time history, the weather guessers are doing the hype dance. Granted, this one looks particularly nasty, but most sane people will grab some extra milk and get home early Friday before the main bands hit. Take cover NE FReepers and keep us updated on how it's coming along. Post lots of pics from your yards and neighborhoods so we can all OOOOH and AHHHH...
  • Winter Storm Nemo: Why We Named It

    The Winter Storm Team has named the upcoming winter storm NEMO based on the following potential impacts. Meaning of Nemo: A Greek boy’s name meaning "from the valley," means "nobody" in Latin. Time Frame- Thursday through Friday Night Location- Upper Midwest through northern Great Lakes Thursday to New England Friday through Friday night Impacts- Swath of moderate snowfall from Upper Midwest through northern Great Lakes with as much as 6 to 8 inches in parts of Lower Michigan. Very heavy snowfall across New England Friday through Friday night. Significant impacts to travel including places like Boston and New York City....
  • Blizzard to Bury New England at the End of the Week (Unfortunate weather graphic)

    02/06/2013 1:23:57 PM PST · by TSgt · 175 replies
    Accuweather ^ | February 06, 2013; 3:15 PM | Alex Sosnowski
    Two storms will merge quickly enough to bring colder air, heavy snow and increasing wind to New England. Some areas will be hit with an all-out blizzard and a couple of feet of snow. The worst of the storm will hit late Friday and Friday night and will wind down Saturday morning. However, lingering effects from blowing and drifting snow, blocked roads and other travel delays are likely to linger into much of the weekend. Numerous flight delays and cancellations are possible centered on New England, but these problems will be felt elsewhere across the nation. Strong winds will not...
  • Southwest, plains face blizzard watch (Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas)

    12/18/2011 3:01:09 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 48 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/18/11 | Karen Brooks - Reuters
    AUSTIN. Texas. (Reuters) - A blizzard watch is in effect until Tuesday for parts of Colorado, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas as a severe winter storm is expected to bring high winds and up to a foot of snow there on Sunday night and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The storm was expected to edge into the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado before heading east on Sunday night or Monday morning, the agency said in a statement. The areas were under winter weather advisories or watches on Sunday. A blizzard watch means forecasters believe life-threatening...
  • Blizzard shuts I-80 in Nebraska, strands motorists [global warming alert...]

    04/15/2011 1:38:13 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies
    Blizzard shuts I-80 in Nebraska, strands motorists 3:30pm EDT OMAHA, Nebraska (Reuters) - A spring blizzard dumped up to 16 inches of snow in Nebraska, stranding dozens of motorists and forcing the closure of state's main highway, Interstate 80, for a 120 mile stretch, officials said on Friday. Nebraska officials urged motorists to stay put on I-80, which was closed Thursday night and remained shut down Friday afternoon to allow authorities to clear stranded vehicles, mainly from a 12-mile construction zone. The construction zone between Paxton and Ogallala, Nebraska, had many stranded semi-trailer trucks. A handful of accidents were reported,...
  • Thank God... a Sign of Spring!

    02/16/2011 12:11:27 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 13 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 16, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    We already have deer frolicking about in the yard... Shouldn't be long now, kids- lolHang in there!More news/views/humor at Reaganite Republican
  • Winter's Fury: Monster Snowstorm Heads to Midwest, Northeast (Could be worst in 40 years)

    02/01/2011 8:19:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 02/01/2011 | LEEZEL TANGLAO and MAX GOLEMBO
    A potentially deadly winter storm is making its way eastward across at least one-third of the country this morning, bringing with it a combination of heavy snow, ice and freezing temperatures. In what could be the worst snowstorm the country has seen in more than 40 years, more than a foot of snow may fall on a 2,100-mile stretch from New Mexico to Maine, weather forecasters said. Blizzard warnings are in effect for nine states with the storm expected to significantly affect Oklahoma City, Kansas City, St. Louis, Detroit, Des Moines, Iowa, Chicago and Milwaukee, Wis. Federal Emergency Management Agency...
  • SNOMAGEDDON 2011--Al Gore, pick up the white courtesy phone!

    01/31/2011 1:48:06 PM PST · by OCCASparky · 54 replies
    31 Jan 2011 | OCCASparky
    FReepers, those affected by the storm now making its way across the Midwest and through New England and the east coast by Wednesday, share your tales, share your pics!
  • The Gore Ice Age Cometh

    01/31/2011 10:33:16 AM PST · by topher · 20 replies
    Various,, | January 30, 2011 | Vanity
    Pardon the vanity! But with the weather this winter, we need to talk more about Global Warming just to warm people up! Some news links about the weather forecast for Ground Hog day (and the day before and after...): Blizzard warning for Chicago, ILFoxnews: Midwest, Plains Brace for Massive Winter StormAccuWeather: Blizzard, Ice Storm, Nasty Cold All Aiming for Multi-Day Dangerous, Destructive Winter Storm Forget about Al Gore's Global Warming Time to start talking about Al Gore's Ice Age It appears the Al Gore ice age has cometh! Joking aside, is claiming 100 million Americans will be...
  • Coming storm could be bigger than the blizzard of ‘67

    01/31/2011 4:52:45 AM PST · by sleeper-has-awakened · 69 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 01-30-2011 | Paul Biasco
    Chicago meteorologists plan to bring cots and a change of clothes to work this week as a massive blizzard is expected to dump up to 20 inches of snow starting Tuesday. A blizzard watch will be in effect starting Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon for all of northeastern Illinois, according to the National Weather Service. Current forecasts predict about 20 inches of snow for portions of southern Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will Counties and 18 inches for most of northeastern Illinois. “I wouldn't want to be trying to get anywhere,” said Bill Nelson, Observation Program Leader for the National Weather...
  • Groundhog Day Blizzard brings Travel Chaos (Crushing ice storm, massive snow in Midwest)

    01/30/2011 1:48:48 PM PST · by listenhillary · 40 replies ^ | Jan 30, 2011 | Alex Sosnowski
    A large winter storm forecast to unfold could adversely affect more than 100 million people this week from the Rockies to the Plains, South, Midwest and Northeast, if it develops to its full potential. The latest indications continue to point toward a large storm forming amidst a building temperature contrast over the middle of the nation. Precipitation and strong cold air/warm air circulation around that storm will affect many millions of people from the interior West to the Atlantic Coast as next week progresses. We are calling this system the Groundhog Day storm, and it will likely severely impact...
  • Groundhog Day Storm May Affect More than 100 Million People

    01/30/2011 8:20:39 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 38 replies ^ | Jan 30, 2011 | Alex Sosnowski
    A large winter storm forecast to unfold could adversely affect more than 100 million people this week from the Rockies to the Plains, South, Midwest and Northeast, if it develops to its full potential. The latest indications continue to point toward a large storm forming amidst a building temperature contrast over the middle of the nation. Precipitation and strong cold air/warm air circulation around that storm will affect many millions of people from the interior West to the Atlantic Coast as next week progresses. We are calling this system the Groundhog Day storm, and it will likely severely impact ground...
  • Blizzard Warning for Boston area

    01/11/2011 1:59:54 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 26 replies ^ | January 11, 2011
    Blizzard Warning URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TAUNTON MA 420 PM EST TUE JAN 11 2011 Winter storm conditions will affect most of southern New England into southern New Hampshire tonight and Wednesday Blizzard Warning in effect from 2am to 8pm Wednesday The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Blizzard Warning. Accumulations 12 to 16 inches of snow.
  • Video Proof that NY Sanitation Workers Sabatoged Storm Cleanup

    01/05/2011 9:06:22 AM PST · by Freepmanchew · 21 replies
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 1/5/10 | Chuck wolk
    Last week NY city sanitation union employees were told by their supervisors to keep away from some of the major arteries of traffic in order to cause havoc during the snow storm because they wanted to make a statement about their disagreement over budget cuts. So along with other tragedies, Sanitation Union workers are directly responsible for the death of a 22 year old college students new born baby.Well, now we have video evidence that proves the workers laid down on the job. Some slept like the sanitation worker in the photo to the left. Others were spotted in...
  • Report: NYC (union) Sanitation Supervisors Ignored Duties to Drink Alcohol During Blizzard

    01/02/2011 9:12:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/02/11 | REUVEN BLAU and BRAD HAMILTON
    Report: NYC Sanitation Supervisors Ignored Duties to Drink Alcohol During BlizzardPublished January 02, 2011 New York Post Instead of plowing, they got plowed. A group of New York City Sanitation supervisors is under investigation for allegedly buying booze and chilling in their cozy department car for hours Monday night after the blizzard stranded a bus and three snowplows blocks away. The city's Department of Investigation is probing the incident after witnesses said four snow blowers blew off their duties to get blitzed, buying two six-packs of beer from a Brooklyn bodega. The workers then walked five blocks to their car,...
  • Time Magazine blizzard science sets low standard for green journalism

    01/01/2011 10:04:46 AM PST · by Signalman · 16 replies
    WattsUpWithThat ^ | 12/29/2010 | Ryan Maue
    “The line must be drawn here! This far and no further!” Bryan Walsh deserves a giant watermelon for his journalistic efforts this Time around in his annual piece on global warming causing blizzards. He comes out swinging right away: “A big winter snowstorm provides more fodder for the global-warming skeptics. But they’re wrong“ Oh really? Bryan, if you can find any (credible) scientist that wants to go on record supporting your contortionist logic with respect to this holiday blizzard, please quote them directly on the record, and do not cherry-pick their blog postings or opinion-editorials. Is this the type of...
  • Mayor Bloomberg says he will investigate blizzard sabotage, calls it 'an outrage' (Coverup time...)

    12/30/2010 1:25:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 101 replies · 258+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/30/10 | SERGEY KANDINSKY and DAVID SEIFMAN
    Mayor Bloomberg will order a probe into allegations that Sanitation Department told drivers to snarl the cleanup effort to protest budget cuts, saying this morning it "would be an outrage" if workers intentionally did not clear streets.
  • Death of newborn baby among several blizzard tragedies as city is accused of 'dropping the ball'

    12/30/2010 1:36:26 AM PST · by Huntress · 47 replies · 44+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/29/10 | Alison Gendar, Tina Moore, et al.
    A blizzard baby delivered inside the lobby of a snowbound Brooklyn building died after an emergency call of a woman in labor brought no help for nine excruciating hours. The baby's mother, a 22-year-old college senior, was recovering Tuesday night at Interfaith Medical Center, where her newborn was pronounced dead at 6:34 p.m. on Monday. That was 10 hours after the first 911 call from the bloody vestibule on Brooklyn Ave. in Crown Heights. "No one could get to her. Crown Heights was not plowed, and no medical aid came for hours," said the student's mother. By the time a...
  • Blizzard Strips Gun Owners of Concealed Carry Privilege(NC)

    12/29/2010 4:01:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 90 replies · 52+ views ^ | 28 December, 2010 | NA
    The recent blizzard that hammered North Carolina is also taking its toll on the state’s law abiding gun owners. Citizens possessing concealed carry permits who are caught packing heat during the “state of emergency” will be subject to criminal charges, per the state’s firearms law. On Christmas Day, Lt. Governor Walter Dalton, in consultation with Governor Bev Perdue, called in the National Guard as snow covered every county in the state. Once a state of emergency is declared, concealed carry permits become null and void, and those who aren’t familiar with this bizarre stipulation in the law are subject to...
  • Wish you were here! Obama enjoys Hawaiian vacation where the only ice is his frozen dessert

    12/28/2010 11:09:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies · 2+ views
    The London Daily Mail ^ | December 28, 2010
    President Obama is soaking up the warmth of Hawaii as he continues his Christmas holiday - and even indulged in his own version of snow while millions of Americans dig out from a blizzard. He took daughters Sasha and Malia and some friends out for snow cones on Monday at local haunt Island Snow, the closest he'll get to frost until he returns to wintery Washington next week. He spent the morning working out with wife Michelle, then went bowling and played basketball with his children before heading over for a sweet treat....
  • Next time, try harder (Bloomberg's epic NYC blizzard fail)

    12/28/2010 4:28:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies · 6+ views
    NY Post ^ | 12/28/10 | NY Post Editorial Board
    <p>What a disaster: Ambulances unavailable. Trains stalled for hours. Streets unplowed. Fire trucks stuck in the snow. Buses canceled.</p> <p>These were not mere "inconveniences" -- as Mayor Bloomberg put it at one point -- in the wake of Sunday's widely, and accurately, predicted snowstorm; in some cases, they were potentially life-threatening foul-ups. And to such an extent, you've just got to wonder if the response could have been better.</p>