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  • California Blizzard Warning Issued for Northeastern Part of State

    12/10/2014 6:30:24 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Jonna Lorenz
    Northern California faces a blizzard warning from late Wednesday until 1 p.m. Friday, with 10 to 20 inches of snow possible in communities above 6,000 feet, and as much as two to three feet of snow in northern Sierra communities. Wind gusts could exceed 80 mph in some areas, the Los Angeles Times reported. More than seven-and-a-half inches of rain is also expected in the Sierra Nevada, and the Bay Area could see more than three inches of rain. The National Weather Service office in Sacramento posted a warning .
  • Volunteers shovel Buffalo streets as flooding fears rise

    11/22/2014 11:59:51 AM PST · by KC Burke · 49 replies
    Winnipeg Sun ^ | 11/22/2014 | Aaron Ingrao, Reuters
    BUFFALO - As temperatures near Buffalo, N.Y., rose above freezing on Saturday, volunteers fanned out to help their neighbours clear the walls of snow that have paralyzed parts of the region this week, but the warming trend also raised the threat of flooding. More than 200 volunteers, called the Shovel Brigade Mob, armed themselves with shovels and headed into neighbourhoods south of downtown Buffalo. The group said some residents were still stuck in their homes, days after a lake-effect system clobbered the region with up to seven feet of snow.
  • Drone Footage Shows How Lake-Effect Storm Battered Upstate New York

    11/19/2014 3:08:34 PM PST · by lowbridge · 25 replies ^ | november 19, 2014 | Katie Rodriguez 
    A remarkable lake-effect snowstorm dumped six feet of snow on upstate New York Tuesday in a mid-November snowstorm dubbed "snowvember." For those unfamiliar with heavy snowstorms, this drone gives an inside look at what living in an area with heavy snow is like. The National Weather Service reported that some areas of Buffalo received six feet of snow in just a matter of hours:
  • The big Cold Front Nov 10, 2014

    11/10/2014 6:22:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 88 replies
    Self | 10 November, 2014 | Self
    The cold front passed through Colorado today. I had a long drive home from Colorado Springs to NW of Golden. The roads had been warm so the snow initially melted, then froze when the temperature plummited. So many people driving way too fast. Saw so many wrecks and cars off in the ditch that I lost count. Near home the highway was closed for a while to clear a two-truck collision. Right now it is 10F. The wood-burning stove fireplace insert has a blazing fire and it is 70F inside. Anyone else here on FR affected by this cold front?
  • 100 Year Snow Records broken across the South Eastern US on October 31st and November 01st

    11/03/2014 1:33:22 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies ^ | November 3, 2014 | Guest Blogger --
    It was the earliest and heaviest snow in several places since records have been kept dating as far back as 1880. 100 Year Snow Records broken across the South Eastern US on October 31st and November 01st. It was the earliest and heaviest snow in several places since records have been kept dating as far back as 1880. Reduced sunspot count shows Solar hibernation is occurring along with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) showing a cooling Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation (AMO) Atlantic Ocean temperature is predicted to fall by 2020, which screams of cooling events to...
  • 100 Year Snow Records broken across the South Eastern US on October 31st and November 01st

    11/03/2014 10:25:17 AM PST · by Signalman · 12 replies
    WUWT ^ | 10/3/2014 | Guest Blogger
    It was the earliest and heaviest snow in several places since records have been kept dating as far back as 1880. 100 Year Snow Records broken across the South Eastern US on October 31st and November 01st. It was the earliest and heaviest snow in several places since records have been kept dating as far back as 1880. Reduced sunspot count shows Solar hibernation is occurring along with the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) showing a cooling Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation (AMO) Atlantic Ocean temperature is predicted to fall by 2020, which screams of cooling events to take...
  • Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

    09/29/2014 11:51:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 29, 2014 2:32 PM EDT | Jeff Karoub
    The reward for surviving last winter’s frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt—in some cases, five times as expensive as last season.And that’s even if they can get it. Replenishing stockpiles is proving challenging, especially for some Midwestern states, after salt supplies were depleted to tame icy roads last winter. Price increases of at least 20 percent have been common in several cities, including Boston and Raleigh, North Carolina. …
  • Rare September snow causes damage to trees and power outages in some areas [20" Snow in WY]

    09/13/2014 2:36:05 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 12 replies
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | 9/12/2014 | staff
    A late summer snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming. The rare September snow on Wednesday and Thursday damaged trees and caused power outages in some areas of northern Wyoming. While the heaviest snow fell in the Big Horn Mountains, the town of Buffalo received as much as 10 inches. The 3 to 5 inches that fell in Cody is the earliest recorded snowfall there since 1915, when records started being kept. The previous earliest recorded snowfall in Cody was Sept. 12, 1970. Other snowfall totals included 4 inches at Casper Mountain and 3 to...
  • Record early snow hits Rockies

    09/12/2014 6:28:27 PM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    AP - Standard Examiner ^ | September 12, 2014 | Bob Moen
    It's still summer, but a snowstorm blanketed parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, setting early snowfall records in some places, covering lawns and flower gardens and providing a preview of what is to come. The snowstorm dumped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming on Wednesday and Thursday and sent overnight temperatures plummeting into the 20s in some areas. While snow in September is rare, it isn't unusual for ... it was the earliest snowfall on record for parts of Wyoming and southwest South Dakota. Temperatures hovered around freezing in Denver, forcing many gardeners to...
  • Fort Collins Could Break the Record For the Earliest Snowfall Ever Tonight ( Colorado )

    09/11/2014 10:56:44 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    K99 ^ | September 11, 2014 | Todd Harding
    Fort Collins is on track to break its record for the earliest snowfall ever... the earliest measurable snowfall in Fort Collins since 1889 was recorded on Sept. 12 — that happened twice, once in 1974 and again in 1989.
  • Morning Snowfall In The Black Hills ( South Dakota )

    09/11/2014 11:03:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Keloland TV ^ | September 11, 2014 | Brandon Van Westen
    BLACK HILLS, SD - Several inches of snow fell Thursday morning in the Black Hills in western South Dakota. Some areas of the Black Hills could see snow totals over four inches
  • 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
  • Will cherry blossoms make an appearance in time for this year's festival? (More snow on the way)

    03/20/2014 5:22:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    WJLA ^ | 3/20/14 | Suzanne Kennedy
    (WJLA) - With blue skies overhead and spring officially here, we are now less than three weeks away from the peak bloom of the famous D.C. cherry blossoms. Thursday marks the first day of the festival, and a chance to see how the trees and buds are progressing after a long winter. Already, the district is seeing an influx of tourists and sight-seers, hoping to catch a glimpse of blossoms in bloom. "They look pretty fat. I think they might bloom soon," tourist Donna Kessler said Thursday. "But they might have some flakes on them next week," Kessler added, in...
  • 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...
  • 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
  • St. Louis to DC, Philly: Major Travel-Disrupting Snow Looms

    03/01/2014 6:28:58 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | March 01, 2014 | Alex Sosnowski
    A storm crossing the country will create travel nightmares for millions from the Plains to the mid-Atlantic through Monday. Snow will expand from the northern Rockies and central Plains to portions of the Midwest this weekend, reaching the Northeast and mid-Atlantic on Sunday through Monday. Snowfall from the cross-country storm will exceed 1,500 miles on its journey. Along that journey, more than 6 inches of snow will occur ... The heaviest snow is projected to be along the I-70 corridor from eastern Kansas to Pennsylvania on Sunday. Accumulating snow will also drop southward to the Texas Panhandle and northern Oklahoma....
  • ‘Pineapple Express’ pattern for drought stricken California is shaping up

    03/01/2014 9:05:00 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 2/28/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Wet weather is again hitting drought-stricken California as the second and larger of two back-to-back storms makes its way ashore. The storms are part of an atmospheric river, a narrow channel of concentrated moisture in the atmosphere connecting tropical air with colder, drier regions around Earth’s middle latitudes.
  • Watch snowflakes form and melt on a microscopic level

    03/01/2014 7:54:46 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    Vyacheslav Ivanov made a timelapse of snowflakes forming and melting that's mesmerizing and sort of makes you appreciate the beauty of those frozen bits falling from the sky..
  • 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
  • If yellow snow is made with you-know-what, then the brown snow here is obviously made with...

    02/19/2014 3:24:40 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    ...YOU-KNOW-WHAT!Also, nice lipstick, it's a very nice shade of pinko...
  • Milk Could Go Up 60 Cents a Gallon (Put the blame right on cheese)

    02/18/2014 4:14:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | 2/18/14 | Ben Popken
    Dairy analysts estimate store milk prices could go up 60 cents in March, reaching their highest ever. "The cupboards are dry," said dairy economist Mary Ledman. Blame cheese. Short supply pushed cheese to a new peak in January, going from $1.80 to $2.36 a block. That jump is driving the March increases for "fluid milk." Moreover, in early 2013, farmers responded to higher feed costs by cutting back on herd growth. Coupled with growing international appetite, especially from China, that's led to tighter supplies and higher prices.
  • 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.
  • Canceled! Airlines scrap record number of flights

    02/14/2014 6:46:10 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 14, 2014
    The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years... U.S. airlines have canceled more than 75,000 domestic flights since Dec. 1, including more than 14,000 this week. That's 5.5 percent of the 1.37 million flights scheduled during that period.
  • 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,...
  • De Blasio Retreats From the Press Amid a Storm of Negative Headlines

    02/14/2014 3:16:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Mayor Bill "Uphill Both Ways Through the Snow" de Blasio had a rough day on Thursday, defending his decision to keep schools open during the big snowstorm from a whole slew of critics, including Today Show weatherman Al Roker, who attacked him on Twitter, saying the city failed to respond appropriately to a forecast that proved accurate. (De Blasio claimed that forecasts had underestimated the effects of the weather.) But while Roker is feeling conciliatory about the whole thing on Friday, de Blasio seems to be reeling a bit, canceling Friday's press conference as his administration weathers one of its...
  • DC region cleans up after winter snow storm [Hillary victim found?]

    02/14/2014 9:57:27 AM PST · by topher · 4 replies ^ | Feb 14, 2014 5:38 AM CST | FoxNews
    It's time to clean up the mess! Snow-blowers and shovels are sure to be out in full force Friday after round two of snow Thursday night. Road crews are warning motorists to drive cautiously and to beware of slippery conditions. Road crews hope to continue their work on area side streets. It is a snow day once again for school kids in the D.C. Region as most major systems are closed Friday.
  • Police: Man with snow rage puts gun to plow driver’s head

    02/13/2014 9:21:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    WPXI ^ | 2/11/14
    UNION TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Everyone seems to be tired of the snow this winter, but police said one man took it too far when he took his snow rage out on a plow driver. “He had a gun to my head,” said plow driver John Abraham. “He grabbed me by the arm and tried to pull me out of my truck. He put the gun to the side of my face and said, ‘You’re going to move that snow.’”
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • In Snowy New York, New York Times Predicts the End of Snow

    02/11/2014 8:20:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 02/11/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    I suspect the New York Times is on the way out. The snow however is still coming down. But let this man tell you the dreaded future that is to come. Daniel Scott, a professor of global change and tourism at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, to analyze potential venues for future Winter Games. His thought was that with a rise in the average global temperature of more than 7 degrees Fahrenheit possible by 2100, there might not be that many snowy regions left in which to hold the Games. And if the temperature drops by 7 degrees Fahrenheit,...
  • State university tells workers to stay home and charges them a vacation day

    02/05/2014 4:59:48 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 21 replies
    Syracuse NY Post Standard ^ | February 05, 2014 at 11:10 AM | By Marnie Eisenstadt
    BINGHAMTON, NY--Some state workers are being told not to come to work because of the snow. But it's no "snowday" for them. They are losing a vacation day. According to Binghamton University's website, all non-essential employees are not allowed to come to work because of the state of emergency. But they'll have to use a vacation day.
  • Vladimir Putin arrives in Sochi ahead of Winter Olympics

    02/04/2014 8:15:36 AM PST · by Dave346 · 6 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue February 4, 2014, 7:35 AM EST | Laura Smith-Spark and Nick Paton Walsh
    Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Sochi on Tuesday, state media reported, as the Black Sea resort city enters the final stages of preparations for hosting the Winter Olympics. Putin is on a "working visit" to Sochi, with only three days to go before the Games open Friday, state news agency RIA Novosti reported. A leopard rehabilitation center was the first stop on Putin's schedule. The animals at the center, which opened nearly four years ago, are under the President's personal protection, state media say. One of them is reportedly a 6-month-old leopard kitten called Thunder. Putin will also attend...
  • Snow, ice send South's flagship city reeling [Atlanta can't handle 3 inches of snow]

    01/30/2014 12:45:37 AM PST · by grundle · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 29, 2014 | DAVID CRARY and RAY HENRY
    Thousands of Atlanta students stranded all night long in their schools were reunited with their parents Wednesday, while rescuers rushed to deliver blankets, food, gas and a ride home to countless shivering motorists stopped cold by a storm that paralyzed the business capital of the South with less than 3 inches of snow. The result was gridlock on freeways that are jammed even on normal days. Countless vehicles were stranded and many of them abandoned. Officials said 239 children spent Tuesday night aboard school buses; thousands of others stayed overnight in their schools. One woman's 12-mile commute home took 16...
  • 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...
  • Lessons of Snowstorm 2014

    01/29/2014 10:28:10 AM PST · by ealgeone · 33 replies
    1-29-14 | ealgeone
    What can we learn from the snowstorm that has hit the south? I'm watching and reading responses to the snowstorm in the ATL and its utterly amazing the reaction of the media and the sheeple. 1) government resources become overwhelmed quickly 2) you cannot quickly evacuate a major urban area 3) the media will quickly move to place blame to keep the narrative going 4) if traveling by car have appropriate provisions on hand 5) YOU are ultimately responsible for yourself
  • Total chaos: 1-3 inches of snow cripples metro Atlanta

    01/29/2014 5:09:35 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 248 replies
    WSB Radio ^ | 4:46 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 | web staff
    The blizzard of '93 brought more snow than most Atlanta natives had ever seen or will see. The floods of 2009 brought an unexpected rush of water that submerged interstates. The winter storm of 2011 took an entire week away from the city. But the Snow Jam of 2014 might be the single craziest weather day in Atlanta in a generation. 1-to-3 inches of snow, mixed in with an afternoon drive that still hasn't ended has brought Atlanta to its knees again. “There are certain things we don’t have control over and one of those is the weather. This came...

    01/29/2014 5:02:55 AM PST · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 29, 2014 | Ray Henry,Russ Bynum
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Students camped out with teachers in school gyms or on buses and commuters abandoned cars along the highway to seek shelter in churches, fire stations - even grocery stores - after a rare snowstorm left thousands of unaccustomed Southerners frozen in their tracks.
  • 1-3/4 inches of White "Global Warming" Shuts Down Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport

    01/28/2014 2:49:47 PM PST · by Robert A. Cook, PE · 48 replies
    WSB Talk Radio | 28 January 2014 | RACookPE1978
    The (light) snow started about 11:00 AM, schools were shutdown at 1:00, but nobody down can drive in anything white. People are taking 3-4 hours to get from downtown to even the expressway around Atlanta I-285. One baby was delivered on the side of Loop 285 - parents couldn't get to the hospital. Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport had a "ground stop" from about 15:00 (3:00 pm) to 17:30. It's now just lifted, but the planes aren't taking off yet. That will plug all arriving flights for many more hours.
  • Mayor Kaiser Wilhelm II Did Not Plow The UES of NYC, but WHY?

    01/22/2014 12:55:46 PM PST · by mononymous · 38 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 1/22/2014 | Mononymous1
    The UES wasn’t the only area in Manhattan that wasn’t plowed; in fact, as of 4:00 p.m. yesterday, it is KNOWN that most of the area shown in red in the following map was NOT plowed – not even once: The traffic on all major avenues in the red area was pretty much at standstill. Now, in fairness, I don’t know if all of the areas in green was plowed but someone ought to know. If the UES wasn’t plowed when, for instance, the UWS was, it’d seem that Kaiser Wilhelm II wasn’t going after just the 1 percenters...
  • Plowgate: De Blasio Punishes the People

    01/22/2014 11:27:55 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies ^ | 1-22-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: De Blasio, already the rich on the Upper East Side are claiming that de Blasio's not plowing their streets to get even with them for being rich. And de Blasio is saying no, no, no, no, it has nothing to do with the fact that I hate you -- and I do -- it has nothing to do with that. It is that our snowplow GPS was tuned to CNN for the Fareed Zakaria show and missed the Upper East Side. We didn't get there. It was just a GPS problem. But it wasn't the fact that I hate...
  • Winter storm set to 'go bananas' across Northeast - U.S. News

    01/21/2014 3:27:56 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 78 replies
    USNEWS.NBCNEWS.COM ^ | Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:35 PM EST | Erik Ortiz and Henry Austin, NBC News
    A wintry double whammy has descended on the Northeast, bringing as much as a foot of snow and another blast of arctic air. The latest blow to a weather-beaten region has snarled airports and interstates, closed schools and shuttered much of the nation's capital. Initially f … Article Link: Winter storm set to 'go bananas' across Northeast - U.S. News (
  • Obama: Marijuana 'not very different' from cigarettes

    01/19/2014 11:07:30 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 19, 2014 | Brian Hughes
    President Obama in an interview released Sunday said that using marijuana was not that different from smoking cigarettes nor any more dangerous than drinking alcohol. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life,” Obama said as part of an extensive profile published by the New Yorker on Sunday. “I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”
  • God in Winter – A Meditation on Finding God in the Snow.

    01/03/2014 1:34:11 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 1/2/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    It’s snowing in Washington. And I had quite a slow ride home through a very heavy fetch of snow that reflects back in the headlights making it difficult to see. But it had a magnificent and hypnotic effect. I will enjoy my walk tonight through the winter wonderland.Not every one likes snow but is it an amazing work of God. He takes a barren winter landscape and creates it anew. I can almost hear the Lord saying, “Behold, I make all things new!”In the modern world we often walk past the glory of God and hardly notice the gifts that...
  • Global warming devastates America

    01/07/2014 8:23:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | January 7, 2014 | James Delingpole
    See that white stuff floating down past the orange trees and landing on your alligators and manatees, Florida? That's global warming, that is. See that frozen white thing by the harbor that used to look a green woman with a spiky headdress, New York? That's global warming, that is. See that chilling solid yellow stream extending upwards from the snowy ground to your shrivelling blackened member after you made the very wrong call to take an al fresco leak, Chicagoans? That's global warming, that is. How do we know this? Because Bryan Walsh of Time magazine says so: But not...
  • 3 Amtrak Trains With Hundreds of Passengers Stranded Since Monday

    01/07/2014 8:51:21 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1-7-14 | ANTHONY CASTELLANO
    About 500 passengers aboard three Amtrak trains were stranded overnight in a remote part of northern Illinois because of blowing and drifting snow, Amtrak officials said today. The trains were halted late Monday near Mendota, about 80 miles west of Chicago. The passengers were aboard the Southwest Chief from Los Angeles, the Illinois Zephyr from Quincy, Ill., and the California Zephyr from the San Francisco Bay area, Amtrak spokesman Marc Magliari told The Associated Press. The trains became stuck around 4:15 p.m. ET Monday after they hit a 12-foot snow drift that paralyzed the engines, passenger Bryan Plummer told ABC...
  • Bitter Cold Follows Year's First Snowstorm

    01/03/2014 3:24:04 AM PST · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    The Courant ^ | January 3, 2014 | Christine Dempsey,Kelly Glista
    A coastal snowstorm battered the state overnight with high winds and bitter cold. The snow, which didn't pile up as expected, should taper off by 7 a.m. Friday morning. The cold will continue through Saturday morning, when temperatures could fall below zero and reach record-breaking lows, FOX CT meteorologist Rachel Frank said.
  • 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...
  • NFL could reschedule Super Bowl in case of snow

    12/18/2013 6:33:35 PM PST · by Perdogg · 56 replies
    NFL officials are ready for all contingencies related to Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Even if it means staging the game on a different day. Possibly even a different week. Although every Giants and Jets game has been played as scheduled at MetLife Stadium and Giants Stadium -- going all the way back to 1976 for the Giants, to 1984 for the Jets -- officials have plans in place for a weather event that could change the day of the game from its scheduled Feb. 2 date.
  • Reminder: Don't kick snow into a cat's face

    12/17/2013 2:29:59 PM PST · by rawhide · 117 replies ^ | 12-14-13
    Here's a not-so-subtle reminder to leave stray felines alone. A woman who was apparently trying to protect her dog from an ornery cat that she'd taken in kicked a little snow in the feline's face. What could possibly go wrong? A lot. According to WJBK Fox 2 in Detroit, which aired the video, the cat lept onto the woman's face and clawed at her forehead. The catfrontation with its silent-movie-type visuals can be seen as a tad comic, but the woman in the video did suffer significant injuries, WJBK reports. The victim told WJBK that she had to go to...
  • 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...