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  • Vanity: It's snowing (MD suburbs of DC)

    04/15/2014 5:37:04 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    4-15-2014
    So, the IPCC releases another panic report and what happens? It snows in DC the day after. Predictable.   Go figure...
  • That Durn Global Warming

    04/14/2014 1:28:52 PM PDT · by mountn man · 27 replies
    Me | Today | Me
    It's April 14.I live just NW of Ohare Field of Chicago.IT'S SNOWING!!!Durned GoreBull Warming!
  • US Steel idles Indiana mill due to lack of ore (& climate change)

    04/05/2014 6:27:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/05/14
    GARY, Ind. (AP) — U.S. Steel has temporarily halted steelmaking at its massive northwestern Indiana mill because the ice-covered Great Lakes have cut off its access to vital iron ore and other raw materials. The company said in a letter to its customers that it has idled the Gary Works complex's blast furnaces and steelmaking operations "due to unforeseen and unprecedented ice conditions on the Great Lakes" after the Midwest's frigid winter, The Times of Munster reported (http://bit.ly/QMW0D4 ). "These severe ice conditions have not occurred on the Great Lakes for more than three decades," the letter states. Treacherous ice...
  • Do You Think Climate Change is a Pressing Issue?

    04/04/2014 8:51:21 PM PDT · by cutty · 11 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | Apr. 4, 2014
    Vote and/or comment on the poll.
  • JAIL THE GLOBAL COOLING DENIERS: @AdamWeinstein and @MichaelEMann must face the music

    04/03/2014 3:11:11 PM PDT · by Signalman · 8 replies
    DirectorBlue.blogspot.com ^ | 3/31/2014 | Doug Ross
    The science is settled: ...Our dataset-of-datasets graph averages the monthly anomalies for the three terrestrial and two satellite temperature records. It shows there has still been no global warming this millennium. Over 13 years 2 months, the trend is zero. The reason for the headline? Adam Weinstein of Gakwer is the same nitwit who wants the majority of scientists in the world jailed for expressing skepticism of the United Nation's global warming scam. After all, "only 36 percent of geoscientists and engineers believe that humans are creating a global warming crisis, according to a survey reported in the peer-reviewed Organization...
  • 18 inches of new snow in NW Minnesota

    04/01/2014 4:51:12 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 19 replies
    Pioneer Press | 4-1-14 | AP
  • 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...
  • 'Small' Nuclear War Could Trigger Catastrophic Cooling

    03/28/2014 12:43:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | March 26, 2014 | Charles Q. Choi
    Even a relatively small regional nuclear war could trigger global cooling, damage the ozone layer and cause droughts for more than a decade, researchers say. These findings should further spur the elimination of the more than 17,000 nuclear weapons that exist today, scientists added. During the Cold War, a nuclear exchange between superpowers was feared for years. One potential consequence of such a global nuclear war was "nuclear winter," wherein nuclear explosions sparked huge fires whose smoke, dust and ash blotted out the sun, resulting in a "twilight at noon" for weeks. Much of humanity might eventually die from the...
  • Coldest October-March In The US In 102 Years

  • Chills Down My Spine Caused by Global Warming

    03/25/2014 4:45:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 25, 2014 | John Ransom
    If you’re like me this will send chills down your spine. Nature Climate Change recently published a paper that contends that temperate zones will see reduced crop yields by 2030, presumably plunging the world into a man-caused famine not seen since the last time communists were in charge. From Blue and Green Tomorrow: “As more data have become available, we’ve seen a shift in consensus, telling us that the impacts of climate change in temperate regions will happen sooner rather than later,” said Professor Andy Challinor, lead author of the study. Yes, any time I see the word “consensus” in...
  • Don't blame stock losses on the weather, pro says

    03/25/2014 2:56:17 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 5 replies
    As spring continues to bloom, it will become more difficult for stock market observers to attribute Wall Street losses to the weather, BlackRock's Russ Koesterich said Monday on CNBC. "It's been hard to sort of disentangle the economic trends from the weather and for a long time what investors had been arguing is that, 'Look, we know the data is soft. We know that January and parts of February were weak, but this was mostly weather related.'" said Koesterich, global chief investment strategist at BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, as stocks fell sharply on Monday. In late trading, all...
  • Monster Snowstorm Rolling In-New England and NYC

    03/24/2014 3:13:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 67 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 3/23/2014 | Roz Zurko
    A monster Nor’easter is taking aim at the northeast for Tuesday and it is predicted to continue through Wednesday. So far the weather models agree that a rare spring snowstorm is due to blow into the New England, according to “Fox and Friends Weekend” live T. Sunday morning, March 23. Forecasters are honing in on the exact track, as this will determine how much snow will blanket the cities from New York to Maine on Tuesday and Wednesday. According to the AccuWeather on March 23, this storm is expected to gain massive strength before hitting eastern New England and all...
  • Philly Marks Second Snowiest Winter On Record

    03/17/2014 12:08:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | March 17, 2014 | Kate Bilo
    PHILADELPHIA — It’s St. Patrick’s Day and three days away from spring, but after enjoying mild and pleasant weekend weather, winter reminded us of its wrath this morning with yet another “upside-down” storm that delivered heavy snow, especially to the shore points and portions of Delaware. 4.5″ of snow fell today at the airport, making it the snowiest St. Patrick’s Day ever. The previous snowiest St. Pat’s was all the way back in 1892 when 3.5″ of snow fell. In addition to that, we have now achieved another dubious milestone this winter. With 67.4″ of snow this season, it’s now...
  • Arctic Blast coming to Eastern US – coldest opening to calendar spring in at least 50 years

    03/17/2014 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Signalman · 32 replies
    WUWT ^ | 3/17/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Another massive cold wave headed for Eastern US next week to put temperature 20 degrees below normal Senior WeatherBell Meteorologist Joe Bastardi commented: I am 58.. never seen anything close to this for late March. and [The] pattern next week has as much extreme potential for the time of the year as I can find. Coldest opening to calender spring in 50 yrs at least. Weather forecast models such as the ECMWF and NCEP, both of which have had good track records this year in identifying polar vortex outbreaks in advance, are now forecasting a massive cold blast for the...
  • Ice on Lake Michigan proving fatal to waterfowl

    03/16/2014 12:05:08 AM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/12/14 | Meredith Rodriguez
    **SNIP** Tens of thousands of diving ducks and other waterfowl spend their winters in the southwest part of Lake Michigan each year, said Douglas Stotz, conservation ecologist and ornithologist at the Field Museum. Most years, they fly from places like Canada and Alaska and spend their time here diving for mollusks and fish without major problems. But then came Chicago’s frigid winter, which as recently as last weekend had blanketed about 93 percent of Lake Michigan in ice. Hundreds of waterfowl likely have died as a result, experts say, many more are near starvation and a winter storm — the...
  • How cold is this winter? Records over 100 years old broken in the Upper Peninsula

    03/14/2014 1:00:15 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 30 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | March 14, 2014 | Mark Torregrossa
    You know it has been a cold winter when some Upper Peninsula cities are breaking records that are over 100 years old. We can talk about the average temperature for the winter months of December, January, and February. That is one way to tell how cold the winter has been. For example, Marquette had an average temperature of 7.5 degrees this winter, which is a new record for Marquette. That does indeed sound cold. But a better way to get a feel for the record cold is to count the number of days below zero. We don't really have a...
  • Ice Breaking on Great Lakes Could Take Months

    03/12/2014 9:27:57 AM PDT · by crz · 46 replies
    WBAY ^ | Updated: Mar 10, 2014 4:45 PM CDT | By Jeff Alexander
    <p>Ice breakers fear breakdown as a result of heavy ice.</p>
  • 3 Incredible Photos Illustrate Just How Cold It Is at Lake Superior(Ice Greatest in 35 Years)

    03/08/2014 2:09:19 PM PST · by lbryce · 56 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 8, 2014 | Oiver Darcy
    Several stunning images captured by a Minnesota photographer illustrate just how cold it is at Lake Superior. The pictures taken by Andrew Krueger showed large sheets of ice piled up along the shore as temperatures remained below freezing this week. Scientists from the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory said ice coverage was at its highest percentage in 35 years, according to USA Today. “Persistent cold temperatures in the Midwest this winter have almost completely frozen over many of the Great Lakes,” the lab reportedly said in a press release.
  • Cold weather puts Duck Tours on ice (Boston)

    03/06/2014 11:18:01 AM PST · by matt04 · 9 replies
    Boston Duck Tours could be the latest victim of a frigid­ and stormy winter that’s grounded flights, resulted in a road salt shortage and caused potholes galore. The 20th season of the company’s land-water tours could be delayed due to a frozen Charles River that could ground its fleet of nearly 30 former World War II amphibious vehicles. Boston Duck Tours has stopped ticket sales for its March 17 launch through March 20 — a first for the company — and general manager Cindy Brown said she’ll keep her fingers crossed about opening weekend. “The river is definitely still frozen,”...
  • Another blast of arctic air follows latest snow

    03/04/2014 8:05:56 PM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    ap ^ | Mar 04, 2014
    The seemingly endless winter dumped a half a foot snow on the ground in parts of the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, and many areas Tuesday morning saw something even more unusual in March: a blast of arctic air that sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits. Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport broke a 141-year-old record low temperature
  • Niagara Falls comes to a halt AGAIN

    03/04/2014 2:34:28 PM PST · by NoCmpromiz · 51 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 4 March 2014 | Daily Mail Reporter
    For the second time in what has been a frigid winter in the Northeastern United States, Niagara falls has come to an icy halt as the six million cubic feet of water that typically flow over the falls every minute has frozen over.
  • 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)
  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside: Deep freeze and hard data refute “global warming”

    02/26/2014 6:44:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/25/2014 | Deroy Murdock
    During his recent visit to Indonesia, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered 5,957 words on so-called “global warming.” As he told students at Jakarta’s American Cultural Center on February 16: “Terrorism, epidemics, poverty, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction — all challenges that know no borders — the reality is that climate change ranks right up there with every single one of them.” Kerry added, “Climate change can now be considered another weapon of mass destruction, perhaps even the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.” He continued: “The science of climate change is leaping out at us...
  • Video: Lake Michigan Ice Caves Off the Coast of Leelanau in Northern Michigan

    02/25/2014 5:22:35 PM PST · by shove_it · 24 replies
    MyNorth ^ | 20Feb 2014 | LISSA EDWARDS
    MyNorth vidoegrapher Kris Riley trekked a third of a mile to video the two-story high Lake Michigan ice caves off the coast of Leelanau County in Northern Michigan, north of the town of Leland. For days, crowds of awe-struck people have flocked to the shore to explore these magnificent natural formations that tower and arch in rugged glory after one of the coldest, stormiest winters in decades. If you aren’t one of the thousands who have slipped and slid out to this once-in-a-lifetime phenomena, you will want to see this video. And if you did make your way out there,...
  • Harsh weather tests optimism over U.S. economy

    02/24/2014 3:53:30 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 24,2014 | Lucia Mutikani
    (Reuters) - Unusually cold weather will take a bite out of U.S. economic growth this quarter, but a rebound seems likely on the horizon and expectations for stronger growth this year have not changed. Economists estimate that freezing temperatures and the ice and snow storms that have blanketed much of the nation will shave as much as half a percentage point from gross domestic product in the first quarter.That comes on top of the drag from efforts by businesses to sell off bloated inventories and a one-time hit from the expiration of benefits for the long-term unemployed.
  • Frigid winter sends electric prices soaring for NJ customers who switched power suppliers

    02/24/2014 3:50:21 PM PST · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    Star Ledger NJ.com ^ | February 23, 2014
    But January’s polar vortex changed all that, as frigid temperatures sent prices soaring for thousands of New Jersey customers like Jung, whose alternative energy suppliers purchase electricity on the volatile spot market, which is subject to daily price shifts.
  • 'Submerged forests' revealed by UK storms

    02/22/2014 8:26:28 AM PST · by shove_it · 40 replies
    TheTelegraph ^ | 21 Feb 2014 | Matthew Payton
    Ancient trees are now emerging for the first time in decades along the Cornish and Welsh coasts after being underwater for thousands of years just off the British shores While scientists have long known of the existence of these forests, geologists have been now able to use radioactive carbon dating on the Mount Bay specimens and discern that forests extended across the entire bay between 4000 to 6000 years ago. This is a time period when human communities in Britain were slowly abandoning hunter gathering lifestyles for farming...
  • Global Cooling Deniers: Is an Ice Age Coming?

    02/19/2014 7:08:31 PM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
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  • Alaska sets new wind chill record of -97 degrees

    02/16/2014 11:30:50 AM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The National Weather Service says a new Alaska wind chill record of -97 degrees has been set in remote Howard Pass in the Brooks Range. The Weather Service's Facebook page says the threshold was broken at 3:39 p.m. Friday. A temperature of -42 degrees with a sustained northern wind of 71 mph was recorded. Howard Pass is uninhabited. Meteorologist Eddie Zingone in Anchorage said Saturday the area had wind chills of -90 or below for much of the day. Zingone says a National Park Service sensor picked up the reading, and other nearby sensors are rare. The...
  • Cooling Kills: Governments Must Shift to Cold Preparation

    02/16/2014 6:59:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 02/16/2014 | TOM HARRIS AND DR. MADHAV KHANDEKAR
    In the past few years we have seen a dramatic demonstration of the deadly effects of prolonged cold weather. From Chicago to China, Egypt to Argentina, India to the Antarctic, new low temperature and snowfall records have been set.This has led to severe hardship for millions — and increased death rates.The first half of this year’s Northern Hemisphere (NH) winter season was especially brutal. December 2013 and January 2014 were the third-coldest Decembers and Januaries in the past 30 years averaged over the contiguous 48 United States, with temperatures plummeting to −10°C in Atlanta and −26°C in Chicago. Residents...
  • Heavy snow as winter storm hits US east coast (mayor blames weather forecasters AGAIN)

    02/14/2014 11:56:46 PM PST · by chessplayer · 16 replies
    NYC mayor defends decision to keep schools open ‘It is absolutely a beautiful day out there’ chancellor says
  • Cold weather slams U.S. factory output, spurs growth fears

    02/14/2014 3:17:55 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing output unexpectedly fell in January, recording its biggest drop in more than 4-1/2 years, as cold weather disrupted production in the latest indication the economy got off to a weak start this year. Though consumer sentiment was steady in early February, there are worries the persistent and widespread harsh weather could dampen the morale of households, whose budgets are being stretched by soaring heating bills. "The big question is whether the U.S. economy is slowing significantly or whether it is merely going through a soft patch caused by extreme weather. The evidence points to the...
  • GREAT LAKES BECOME NEARLY COVERED WITH ICE

    02/14/2014 10:49:17 AM PST · by thackney · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | JOHN FLESHER
    From the bridge of the Coast Guard cutter Mackinaw, northern Lake Huron looks like a vast, snow-covered field dotted with ice slabs as big as boulders - a battleground for the icebreaker's 58-member crew during one of the roughest winters in memory... As of Thursday, ice cover extended across 88 percent,... At Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in Wisconsin, the rock-solid cover has allowed around 35,000 visitors to trudge miles over Lake Superior to explore caves featuring dazzling ice formations. It's the first time in five years the lake surface has been firm enough to allow passage.... Coast Guard icebreaker teams,...
  • Snow Totals Piling Up Fast; 130 Year Old Record Falls ( Philadelphia )

    02/14/2014 9:32:12 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    CBS ^ | February 13, 2014 | Steve Strouss
    The onslaught on Wintry Weather continues this morning. Snow is piling up fast across the Delaware Valley as our monster Nor’easter climbs up the Eastern seaboard. And with the snowfall in the city of Philadelphia Thursday, a 130-year-old record was shattered. For the first time in the city’s history, there have been four 6+ inch snowfalls or more in season. In addition, we are now in the top 5 snowiest winters of all-time. The storm has a history of producing historic snowfall and ice accumulations across the Southern United States and now it is blasting our region with blinding snow,...
  • This winter’s cold snap is one reason why Obama’s coal regulations are not the best idea

    02/13/2014 7:03:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/13/2014 | Erika Johnsen
    Even independently of the Obama administration’s policies, the U.S. energy grid has been undergoing some major shifts in the past few years. As the shale revolution has gained steam and natural gas has become more abundant, the proportion of electricity we get from coal has decreased while the role of viable-substitute natural gas has gotten bigger. Many defenders of the Obama administration’s incoming regulations for new and existing coal-fired power plants point to this ongoing market shift as part of their rationale, arguing that the transition to cleaner-burning natural gas is happening anyway and that all these regulations are just...
  • As the Nation Freezes,

    02/13/2014 2:15:32 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Boy, think about all of the impact that this snow and cold weather has to be having out there. I mean, there are a lot of places that are not used to this. Some places are and it isn’t any big deal. If they get 15 inches of snow in New York, big whoop. They get inclement whether like this in a lot of places, and despite the media, people are used to it. But there are places that are getting weather that do not get it regularly and, as such, may not be prepared for it....
  • Severe winter weather threatens East Coast energy infrastructure

    02/13/2014 11:57:49 AM PST · by thackney · 8 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | 2/13/2014 | Energy Information Administration
    The National Weather Service predicts that the major winter storm that dropped significant snowfall and ice on the Southeast yesterday will intensify as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard today. The accumulation of ice can damage the electric distribution system and make road conditions unsafe, which could hamper power restoration efforts. As of 3:30 p.m. yesterday more than 450,000 customers were without power from Florida to Pennsylvania, according to the Department of Energy's Energy Assurance Daily. States of emergency have been declared in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland. The U.S. Energy Information Administration provides...
  • An "Al Gore Syndrome".Missing In Action Every Record Cold,Snowy And Vicious Winter.

    02/13/2014 5:28:50 AM PST · by Cruz_West_Paul2016 · 10 replies
    We have been making Al Gore and Global Warming the butt of most jokes since the winters of 2009(when the Liberals took over!).And especially since the winters of 2009,we have seen and had to endure some very harsh and record cold winters,and ice storms that caused major havoc in southern states.And didn't South Dakota(or North)get buried in 10 feet of snow recently?And yet,we have never seen "The Godfather Of Global Warming",make an appearance on CNN/MSNBC/ABC "Esplaining" how all of these events are a symptom of Global Warming.So where is Al This Winter? Hiding In Florida Again?
  • Up to 14 inches of snow to hit New York City, surrounding areas Thursday

    02/12/2014 8:41:53 PM PST · by barmag25 · 58 replies
    AP/NY daily news ^ | 2/12/14 | JOHN MINCHILLO
    As much as 14 inches of snow could hit New York City and the surrounding area tonight, as the storm that has gridlocked the Southeast comes north. AccuWeather Meteorologist Tom Kines says the snow will begin to fall around midnight and last through most of Thursday. The latest National Weather Service forecast map shows that the city will likely get between 10 and 14 inches, depending on whether precipitation changes over to rain during the day. People in New Jersey and Long island will be much luckier, Kines said. He expects they'll receive just a few inches.
  • Ice, more snow, threaten to extend Triangle shutdown

    02/12/2014 7:19:56 PM PST · by Kartographer · 55 replies
    News Observer.com ^ | 2/12/14 | BRUCE SICELOFF AND ANDREW KENNEY
    Subfreezing temperatures and a night of rain and sleet on top of Wednesday’s snow promise to keep the Triangle largely shut down through Thursday night and possibly into Friday. The second stage of the storm was setting in even as police and tow trucks tried to clear the vehicles abandoned on the sides of roads and highways Wednesday. Forecasters had predicted the storm for days, prompting Wake County schools to close Wednesday, but the snow seemed to catch thousands off guard, trapping columns of cars on snow-whitened streets and highways.
  • Greenfield: The Green Socialists of Mars

    02/13/2014 4:45:07 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, February 13, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, February 13, 2014 The Green Socialists of Mars Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog We live in a strange world in which the weather is a subject of furious political debate. People have been arguing about the weather ever since the first rainstorm caught the first man without the umbrella that he did not yet know how to make, but they didn't hold political debates over it. For the last fifty years, the anti-weather side has been insisting that the world is headed toward a Frostean apocalypse of ice or fire. The calm biblical assertion that...
  • Eleven dead in Japan after worst snowfall in decades hits capital

    02/12/2014 8:01:39 AM PST · by Ragnar54 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/10/14 | Elaine Lies
    (Reuters) - Eleven people died, more than a thousand were injured and tens of thousands lost power when the worst snowstorm in decades hit Tokyo and areas around the Japanese capital before heading north to blanket the tsunami-hit Pacific coast.
  • ‘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....
  • Ice Expert Predicts Lake Superior Will Completely Freeze Over This Winter

    02/12/2014 11:26:53 AM PST · by Ragnar54 · 46 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 2/11/14 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – Lake Superior hasn’t completely frozen over in two decades. But an expert on Great Lakes ice says there’s a “very high likelihood” that the three-quadrillion-gallon lake will soon be totally covered with ice thanks to this winter’s record-breaking cold. The ice cover on the largest freshwater lake in the world hit a 20-year record of 91 percent on Feb. 5, 1994. ...
  • Ice Expert Predicts Lake Superior Will Completely Freeze Over This Winter (Paging Algore....)

    02/11/2014 5:12:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 79 replies
    Ice Expert Predicts Lake Superior Will Completely Freeze Over This Winter February 11, 2014 - 3:22 PM By Barbara Hollingsworth (CNSNews.com) – Lake Superior hasn’t completely frozen over in two decades. But an expert on Great Lakes ice says there’s a “very high likelihood” that the three-quadrillion-gallon lake will soon be totally covered with ice thanks to this winter’s record-breaking cold. The ice cover on the largest freshwater lake in the world hit a 20-year record of 91 percent on Feb. 5, 1994. Jay Austin, associate professor at the Large Lakes Observatory in Duluth, Minn., told CNSNews.com that he expects...
  • 95% of Climate Models Agree: The Observations Must be Wrong

    02/10/2014 4:17:31 PM PST · by Vince Ferrer · 29 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | February 10, 2014 | Roy Spencer
    I’m seeing a lot of wrangling over the recent (15+ year) pause in global average warming…when did it start, is it a full pause, shouldn’t we be taking the longer view, etc. These are all interesting exercises, but they miss the most important point: the climate models that governments base policy decisions on have failed miserably. I’ve updated our comparison of 90 climate models versus observations for global average surface temperatures through 2013, and we still see that >95% of the models have over-forecast the warming trend since 1979, whether we use their own surface temperature dataset (HadCRUT4), or our...
  • Ice continues to fall from World Trade Center as pedestrians run for cover

    02/09/2014 3:15:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/09/14 | Sophia Rosenbaum, Barry Paddock
    For the second day in a row, chunks of ice fell from the Freedom Tower — but this time streets remained open and Port Authority officials didn’t close the nearby PATH station. Instead, pedestrians had to fend for themselves, scurrying for cover about 11 a.m. Saturday in the shadow of the nation’s tallest building. “We just saw ice falling down the building,” said startled Austrian tourist Katharina Amann, 24, who is visiting the city with her family. “It was scary. Then I heard it shatter.” Ice also fell from 7 World Trade Center, which is 52 stories tall, some chunks...
  • Atlanta’s ice storm and memories of Winter nightmares gone by

    02/09/2014 8:38:30 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/9/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Reading what went on in Atlanta this week is just amazing! I moved to Florida after living near Chicago and the lake snow region of NW Indiana most of my life. We had to deal with bad ice storms in Southern Illinois when I was young and while at the University of Illinois in Champaign. Three inches of snow in Chicago is NOTHING. They got rid of a mayor that didn’t get and keep the roads open. I had to teach in Chicago Heights, IL when the temperature was -48 and the wind chill was -82. As I recall, I...
  • Record Snow and Ice Grip U.S. But Still Global Warmers Persist!

    02/08/2014 2:14:01 PM PST · by LD Jackson · 47 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 02/08/14 | Mike Miller
    Is this what global warming is supposed to look like? More photos here. Yes, I know that it's "just weather" when it's cold. But you can bet if the winter was mild, the global warming alarmists would be sounding the doom and gloom trumpet. Not too long ago, the warmists were saying that an unusually mild winter proved their case. Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) in 2005 said: "Having no snow is consistent with what the models predict will become a significant problem for us in the future." Well now it is the future and the "significant problem" we have is...
  • Over two-thirds of the continental USA covered with snow

    02/07/2014 5:18:06 PM PST · by CedarDave · 42 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | February 7, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Readers may recall our story from Dec 15th, 2013: Over half the USA covered in snow, the most in 11 years Now, it’ even more.Area Covered By Snow: 67.4% Area Covered Last Month: 48.1%