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  • Rising gun violence in Toronto: Is the weather to blame?

    02/02/2016 7:55:36 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    www.cbc.ca ^ | 2/1/2016 | unknown
    The recent spate of shootings in this city has a lot of people asking why it's happening and how concerned we should be about our safety. After two people were killed and three more injured in Chinatown early Sunday morning, those questions are being asked more and more. The shooting happened on Spadina near Nassau Street, when a gunman opened fire on a group of men outside a restaurant. It's the ninth homicide in the city this year. Eight of those killings involved firearms. That brings the number of shootings up by about 100 per cent over this month last...
  • CAUCUS FORECAST: Bad weather to hit Western Iowa just before caucuses begin

    01/31/2016 9:22:33 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    SIOUX CITY, IOWA — Sometime Monday night or Tuesday morning a storm is forecast to hit here. At first it will probably be rain. Then heavy winds. Then snow. Blizzard conditions are possible. If the blizzard came Monday afternoon it would dramatically suppress voter turnout at the caucuses. Currently, that's not in the forecast. Weather.com, as of 8 p.m. Central on Saturday night, says that in the 6 p.m. hour Monday, when voters would be heading to the caucuses, there's a 40 percent chance of rain and maybe snow in Council Bluffs, at the western end of Iowa.
  • Iowa blizzard watch for Monday night (caucus night) through Tuesday night

    01/31/2016 3:26:00 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 96 replies
    wunderground.com ^ | Jan. 31, 2016
    Calhoun (County, Iowa) Severe Watches & Warnings Watches & Warnings Blizzard Watch Statement as of 3:48 AM CST on January 31, 2016 ... Blizzard watch in effect from late Monday night through late Tuesday night... The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a blizzard watch... which is in effect from late Monday night through late Tuesday night. * Timing... snow will lift into the area late Monday night into Tuesday morning. A brief break in the snow may occur before resuming Tuesday afternoon and night. A period of very heavy snow may occur with snowfall rates of 1...
  • Did the NOAA Cook the Books to Show Warming During Hiatus?

    01/30/2016 2:09:08 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | 1-29-16 | Rick Moran
    One of the least reliable sources for data on climate change is the U.S. federal government. Now, a group of 300 scientists and academics want Congress to investigate the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for cooking the books on climate data in order to erase the pause in the rise in temperature cited by, among other sources, the IPCC. Incredibly, the NOAA accumulated data by measuring the water temperature from the engine intake valves of oceangoing cargo ships. The scientists want Congress to investigate whether the agency violated the Data Quality Act, which seeks to ensure the accurate dissemination...
  • The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic

    01/29/2016 9:46:15 AM PST · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Amazon ^ | 2015 | author Ginger Strand
    My review: This book is fascinating on so many levels but one of the most interesting, and unexpected, is the government-science collusion in the study and manipulation of WEATHER and climate. Bernard Vonnegut, Kurt's brother was a scientist at GE. Kurt worked there in the public relations department (as did later Ronald Reagan). The author herself never claims this however, it is not hard to see the connection to this early government manipulation and hold over climate science and the origins of "climate change" came from government funded studies of weather by GE (General Electric) in the post war years....
  • The Finest Hours

    01/28/2016 8:50:40 AM PST · by Excellence · 5 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | January 28, 2016 | Joe Bastardi
    January 2016 The El Niño of 1951-52 was a weak one and there was little snow until later in the winter. The Movie, The Finest Hours is about two ships that sunk off Chatham Massachusetts, the Pendleton and the Fort Mercer. The sinkings were on February 17, 1952. It seems like February 17 is a time when a lot of major storms occur. It also happens to be my mom's birthday. At the time, my dad had not met my mom, but it was a very memorable day for my dad. Looking at the weather map, we can see why...
  • Hottest year on record? Not in Cochise County Arizona

    01/26/2016 8:04:03 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Liz Manring
    SIERRA VISTA — While the national media discusses recent findings deeming 2015 as the warmest year on record, in terms of global average temperatures, southeast Arizona didn’t quite follow the trend. According to temperatures gathered at the Bisbee-Douglas International Airport, 2015 was the 23rd warmest on record in Cochise County at an average of 62.7 degrees, according to data maintained by NOAA Regional Climate Centers dating back to 1949. “There certainly could be considerable difference between that location and another part of the county,” said Ken Drozd, warning coordination meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Tucson bureau. “Because we get...
  • Climate changers shocked and puzzled by snow in January

    01/26/2016 7:53:53 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/26/2016 | Ethel C. Fenig
    So, how are the settled science climate changers, global warmers, global coolers going to explain last weekend's "snowmageddon" "snowcalypse" (not my words), where several more inches than normal of the white stuff temporarily buried a large section of the eastern United States? But...but...snow in January, snow in winter wasn't supposed to happen anymore, according to the Great Minds of Science who have built a nice money-making racket on denying reality. For instance, take Nobel Peace Prize winner (read, and try not to laugh, his climate change acceptance speech here and old male white Oscar winner (listen to his acceptance speech...
  • Cosmic Cycles, not Carbon Dioxide, Control Climate

    01/24/2016 8:32:58 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | 1/21/2016 | Viv Forbes
    Those who think the political war on carbon will cool the globe or keep climate stable need to study climate history. Temperatures on Earth dance to a cyclic rhythm every hour, every day, every month, every season, every year, and to every beat of the sun-spot and glacial cycles. The daily solar cycle causes continual changes in temperature for every spot on Earth. It produces the frosts at dawn, the mid-day heat and the cooling at sunset. It is regulated by rotation of the Earth. Superimposed on the daily solar cycle is the monthly lunar cycle, driven by the orbit...
  • Washington, D.C., snowfall total called into question after improper measurement

    01/24/2016 12:01:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2016 | Angela Fritz
    It has become apparent this afternoon and evening, through multiple conversations with the weather observers at Reagan National Airport, that the snowfall totals submitted to the National Weather Service for that location have not been measured properly. As of 8 p.m., 17.8 inches of snow had been recorded at National - Washington, D.C.'s official weather monitoring location. That reflects just a 0.3-inch increase in the three hours since 5 p.m. during which time light to moderate snowfall was being reported at the airport. The National Weather Service has clear guidelines on how to measure snowfall for one simple reason: snowstorms...
  • God in Winter -- Finding God in the Falling Snow

    01/23/2016 8:26:15 AM PST · by Salvation · 18 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-22-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    God in Winter -- Finding God in the Falling Snow Msgr. Charles Pope - January 22, 2016 - Holy Comforter Church Washington DCIt's snowing today in Washington, D.C. and I had a beautiful walk coming back from the March for Life this afternoon. Tonight I will enjoy another walk through the winter wonderland.Not everyone likes snow but it is 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 hardly...
  • IBD Calls Out Al Gore As His 10-Year 'Planetary Emergency' Deadline Looms

    01/23/2016 8:27:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | January 23, 2016 | Tom Blumer
    On January 26, 2006, former Vice President, current climate alarmist and centimillionaire Al Gore told the Associated Press's David Germain that "unless drastic measures to reduce greenhouse gases are taken within the next 10 years, the world will reach a point of no return." . Tuesday, as DC and much of the Northeast finishes digging out from a serious and possibly historic weekend snowstorm, will be the tenth anniversary of Gore's "planetary emergency" warning. The "global warming" true believers in the establishment press will never hold Gore accountable for his nonsense, which is why going to alternative sources such as...
  • Snow Coating Cripples DC Commute, Leaves Drivers Stranded

    01/21/2016 7:06:40 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    Baltimore CBS.com ^ | January21,2016 | By Tracey Leong
    WASHINGTON (WJZ)—The D.C. Metro area got a nasty taste of what’s to come this weekend. Chaos on the roads with just an inch of snow last night. If Wednesday night is any indication of what we’ll see this weekend, then you need to start planning ahead and avoid being outside at all costs. On Wednesday traffic at a standstill for miles. Collisions and spin outs, all from an inch of snow and black ice that coated the DC area. It’s an ugly preview of what’s to come this weekend when we’re expected to be pounded with two feet of snow....
  • Blizzard Live Thread: Northeast Freepers please check in

    01/23/2016 12:02:03 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 368 replies
    01/23/2016
    Dear Northeast Freepers: Please check-in to let us know that you're safe. If you want to share your blizzard experiences- whether funny or scary - we're listening. If you need something, please say so. Maybe we can help or get word to someone who can. ~Signed, Your Friends at Free Republic.
  • Blame The Flintstones? Early Man Caused Global Warming, Study Says

    01/20/2016 11:02:52 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-20-2016 | Fox News
    January 20, 2016 FoxNews.com The world’s first farmers and their slash-and-burn agriculture may have set off global warming. A new analysis of ice-core climate data, archaeological evidence and ancient pollen samples is being used to suggest farming some 7,000 years ago helped put the brakes on a natural cooling process of the global climate, possibly contributing the warmer climate seen today. But the study is expected to raise a few eyebrows, given there were far fewer people on Earth back then and industrialization -- and the coal-fired power plants that come with it -- was still a long ways off....
  • Winter Storm Jonas to Become Major East Coast Snowstorm; Blizzard Watch for D.C., Baltimore

    01/20/2016 9:04:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 76 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | January 20, 2016 | Weather.com
    The nation's capital is now under a blizzard watch, the first watch of its kind issued in advance of Winter Storm Jonas. Now is the time to prepare for Winter Storm Jonas, which is expected to kick into high gear Friday and pummel parts of the East through the weekend with heavy accumulations of snow and ice. Strong winds will likely add to the threat of power outages and may also bring serious coastal flooding along parts of the Atlantic coast. The National Weather Service issued the blizzard watch late Wednesday morning for Washington, D.C., and nearby Baltimore. The watch...
  • 50 Million Americans Prepare For "Potentially Historic" Winter Storm

    01/19/2016 3:56:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/19/2016 | Tyler Durden
    With the exception of a handful of one-time events, it had been such a mild winter across most of the U.S. that numerous retailers have been complaining how negatively impacted their topline has been as a result of the warmer weather (clearly having forgotten how they complained about precisely the opposite in prior years). All that is about to change, and all those warm weather-slammed retailers are about to get just the top line-boosting gift they have been waiting for because according to AccuWeather, the Northeast - from Charleston all the way to Boston - is about to be...
  • Earth is 'experiencing a global warming spurt'

    01/06/2016 8:16:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 46 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | January 6, 2016 | By John Upton
    Scientists say cyclical changes in the Pacific Ocean have thrown Earth’s surface into what may be an unprecedented warming spurt, following a global warming slowdown that lasted about 15 years. While El Niño is being blamed for an outbreak of floods, storms and unseasonable temperatures across the planet, a much slower-moving cycle of the Pacific Ocean has also been playing a role in record-breaking warmth. The recent effects of both ocean cycles are being amplified by climate change. A 2014 flip was detected in the sluggish and elusive ocean cycle known as the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, or PDO, which also...
  • 'Strange light' above Canberra probably ball lightning, astronomer says (VIDEO)

    01/04/2016 11:09:26 AM PST · by Dave346 · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | yesterday at 10:39pm
    A video appearing to show a strange light above Canberra during a storm was probably capturing "ball lightning", an astronomer has said. The video uploaded to YouTube last night, claims to show a circle or donut-shaped light appearing in the Canberra sky during a storm. Australian National University astronomer Brad Tucker said the red and green light which glowed faintly in the background was "characteristic of an aurora" however believed this time it was ball lightning. "An aurora is when energy from the sun hits the earth's atmosphere, the energy rubs the earth's atmosphere with friction and charges the gas,"...
  • Blizzards and Bull***t

    01/04/2016 3:23:32 AM PST · by pa_dweller · 17 replies
    Found at Ice Age Now ^ | Dec. 30, 2015 | dairycarrie
    While here in Wisconsin the storm caused us headaches at our farm by dumping snow, then sleet and then a fine layer of ice, we dealt with everything and moved on. Goliath was barely a blip on our radar. However, the farmers and ranchers in New Mexico, West Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle ended up with far more than a blip on their radar. Goliath pummeled the area and now early estimates are saying that up to 20,000 cows and calves are dead. Just like Winter Storm Atlas, this story isn’t making the news and most of the people in...
  • Climate Change and the Lessons of a Winter Storm

    12/30/2015 2:56:58 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 9 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 30, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On Monday, December 28, 2015, Chicagoland was hit by a particularly unpleasant ice storm. No, not a blizzard – we get them every year – this was an ice storm, the kind where you’re peppered by tiny bits of ice as you walk or run to your car, the kind that leaves inches of slush and ice on the ground instead of nice soft snow. The kind that’s even more painful, even more dangerous, than most snowstorms. The kind that weighs down power lines, causing them to collapse and leave whole towns without power. It wasn’t the worst of the...
  • Evacuations Ordered Along Mississippi River; Nat. Guard Activated in Missouri

    12/29/2015 12:28:16 PM PST · by maggief · 17 replies
    TWC ^ | December 29, 2015 | Sean Breslin
    No stranger to springtime flooding due to snowmelt, residents in states like Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and Oklahoma are now preparing for something they aren't used to seeing: potentially historic floods in winter. Residents in several areas have already been pushed out of their homes by rising floodwaters, and the impacts are only expected to worsen in the coming days. The floods have already been responsible for at least 17 deaths in the Plains and Midwest. In Missouri, Gov. Jay Nixon activated the National Guard to support emergency personnel and protect communities affected by the floods. Late Tuesday morning, the Mississippi...
  • Three Global Warming Stories The Media Don't Want You To See

    12/28/2015 9:50:18 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 27, 2015 | Staff
    Climate: Want to know the latest global warming news? Don't bother looking in U.S. media. They can't be bothered with stories that contradict the man-made climate change narrative. But the truth is out there. Let's start with a new paper from NASA — a distinctly American organization — that was covered by the British Express. The newspaper tells us that our space program has "found the Earth has cooled in areas of heavy industrialization where more trees have been lost and more fossil fuel burning takes place." This is, of course, the opposite of what we've been told for decades.
  • Texas FReepers! Please check in if you can! Major storms and tornados.

    12/26/2015 5:19:52 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 294 replies
    BTLD | 12/26/15 | BTLD
    I am seeing all kinds of Breaking News stories about severe weather in Texas. Is everybody OK? Please check in, if you can. Be safe!
  • Is climate change to blame for the record warmth this Christmas?

    12/23/2015 7:28:06 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 77 replies
    Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC ^ | December 21, 2015 | David Epstein
    This week, with 60-degree or warmer weather for Christmas Eve lasting into Christmas Day, you may feel a little guilty if you’re enjoying it. You may also be asking yourself if this unseasonal warmth is climate change in action. When the weather gets weird, we often have strong reactions to what’s happening out there. It may seem logical that if, somehow, humans hadn’t spewed trillions of metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere over the past century, we'd have a cold, snowy December as has often been the case in the past. Right? Wrong. This Isn't Climate Change. There...
  • Global Warning: Paris Climate Change Accord is a bureaucratic boondoggle

    12/14/2015 2:23:11 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 13, 2015 | Leslie Eastman
    The UN Climate Change conference is wrapped up yesterday. After two weeks of world leaders opining mindlessly, protesters heckling speakers, and participants enjoying lavish French cuisine, bureaucrats agreed to squander billions of dollars to solve a non-existent problem...[Break]... The accord is so preposterous that even the "godfather of climate science", former NASA scientist James Hansen is ripping the deal apart before the ink is dry: "It's a fraud really, a fake," he says, rubbing his head. "It's just bullshit for them to say: 'We'll have a 2C warming target and then try to do a little better every five years.'...
  • [Video] SEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY… Al Gore Predicted North Pole Would Be Ice Free in Five Years

    12/14/2015 1:08:57 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 32 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 13, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Al Gore predicted the North Polar Ice Cap would be completely ice free in five years. Gore made the prediction to a German audience in 2008. He told them that "the entire North 'polarize' cap will disappear in 5 years."
  • Obama Climate Deal Would Reduce Power of Congress, U.S. Sovereignty

    12/03/2015 1:26:10 PM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    The New American ^ | December 3, 2015 | Steve Byas
    Continuing his pattern of running roughshod over Congress, the U.S. Constitution, and America's national sovereignty, President Obama is now asserting that he can unilaterally negotiate climate deals that are legally binding on the United States. And all without a vote of the U.S. Senate. His aggressive assertion of power has demonstrated itself in a multitude of ways in the past: military interventions in Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, all without a declaration of war by Congress; using executive fiat to alter provisions of the Affordable Care Act; forging a nuclear weapons deal with Iran without Senate advice or consent;...
  • Red Francis: World Is “Near Suicide” on Climate Change – West Is to Blame for African Poverty

    12/01/2015 10:06:55 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 30, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Socialist Pope Francis announced today that the world is “near suicide” if no climate change deal is reached this week in Paris. The freewheeling Argentinian also blamed the West for African poverty. 75 million Africans were paid bribes in the last year. – which had nothing to do with the West.
  • France Uses Emergency Laws to Place Climate Activists Under House Arrest

    11/29/2015 2:46:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    Slate ^ | November 28, 2015 | Daniel Politi
    At least 24 activists who advocate for climate change have been placed under house arrest ahead of the highly anticipated United Nations talks in Paris. France used emergency laws that were implemented after the Paris shootings to arrest the green campaigners, the French government confirmed on Saturday. Earlier, the Guardian had reported the news, noting that the warrants delivered to the activists cited state of emergency laws that were imposed after 130 people were killed in terrorist attacks earlier this month....... ......It's not that the French government thinks green campaigners are tantamount to terrorists, but rather that their actions could...
  • UN: Weather-Related Disasters Occur Almost Daily (Women, children hardest hit)

    11/23/2015 9:42:45 AM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Nov. 23, 2015 | Tom Miles
    GENEVA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Weather-related disasters such as floods and heatwaves have occurred almost daily in the past decade, almost twice as often as two decades ago, with Asia being the hardest hit region, a U.N. report said on Monday. While the report authors could not pin the increase wholly on climate change, they did say that the upward trend was likely to continue as extreme weather events increased. Since 1995, weather disasters have killed 606,000 people, left 4.1 billion injured, homeless or in need of aid, and accounted for 90 percent of all disasters, it said. A recent...
  • Midwest faces deep freeze in wake of snow storm

    11/22/2015 6:06:18 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22, 2015 | Associated Press
    A deep freeze set in across the Midwest on Sunday with low temperatures forecast in the single digits and a few below zero, turning the season's first major snow into ice that made some roads treacherous to travel. After snow on Friday and Saturday across much of the region, temperatures plunged behind the front. The National Weather Service forecast 20 degrees or lower across six states from North Dakota to Illinois. Fargo, North Dakota, could dip to 11 degrees by early Sunday. Madison, Wisconsin, could see 7 degrees and Des Moines 12. Parts of Iowa, northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin...
  • Record Crushing Fraud From NOAA And NASA Ahead Of Paris

    11/20/2015 4:48:08 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 10 replies
    Real Climate Science ^ | November 19, 2015 | Tony Heller
    Gavin and Tom delivered their fraud right on schedule ahead of Paris, just as I predicted they would. They claim that October had the highest temperature anomaly ever recorded for any month....Somehow, they managed to calculate Earth’s temperature within 0.01 degrees – even though they had no temperature data for about half of the land surface, including none in Greenland and very little in Africa or Antarctica.
  • In Maryland, Smith Islanders Find Saving Their Home Is No Piece of Cake

    11/07/2015 12:04:34 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-7-15 | Josh Zumbrun
    CRISFIELD, Md.—Can you have your cake and island too? The folks on Maryland’s Smith Island, tucked offshore in the Chesapeake Bay, have tried mightily to save their dwindling archipelago with a distinctive eight-to-twelve layer cake. The cakes have done great. The island, less so. Smith Islanders have long baked a cake called the Smith Island Cake, with up to a dozen pencil-thin layers of cake and frosting. And for nearly as long, the island’s economy and population have slumped—to 169 citizens at last estimate. So in 2008, state lawmakers hit on a solution: Make the cake the state dessert. On...
  • Global warming caused FOURTEEN extreme weather events last year and affected every continent but...

    11/06/2015 5:29:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/05/15
    Global warming caused FOURTEEN extreme weather events last year and affected every continent but Antarctica, researchers reveal New scientific analysis shows the fingerprints of man-made climate change on 14 extreme weather events in 2014, hitting every continent but Antarctica. Dozens of scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and across the world examined 28 strange weather conditions last year to see if global warming partly increased their likelihood or their strength. In a series of papers in a 180-page, peer-reviewed report, the scientists spotted some effects of climate change in half of them.
  • Energy Department smashes pumpkins for causing climate change

    10/29/2015 11:37:43 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 32 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 28, 2015 | Jennifer Pompi
    How scary are your jack-o’-lanterns? Scarier than you think, according to the Energy Department, which claims the holiday squash is responsible for unleashing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Most of the 1.3 billion pounds of pumpkins produced in the U.S. end up in the trash, says the Energy Department’s website, becoming part of the “more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) produced in the United States every year.”
  • Megastorm Patricia inflicts little damage on Mexican coast "Nature was good to us"

    10/25/2015 2:27:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | October 25, 2015 | Christopher Sherman,
    ...."We were fortunate as to where it made landfall. It was not a densely populated area," said Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman for the U.S. National Hurricane Center. "You and I would be having a very different conversation if this went over the top of Puerto Vallarta." He said the lack of fatalities was probably the result of the storm's narrow footprint. Category 5 winds extended 15 miles out on either side of the eye, and hurricane-force winds extended for 35 miles from the center of the storm. On Saturday, Patricia's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 30 mph...
  • Hurricane Patricia: Flood Threat for Millions But Winds Weaken to Depression

    10/24/2015 4:20:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies
    NBC ^ | 10-24-15 | ALASTAIR JAMIESON and ELIZABETH CHUCK
    After Hurricane Patricia menaced Mexico as one of the strongest storms to ever make landfall, officials said early reports showed no major damage Saturday as the once-ferocious system deteriorated into a post-tropical cyclone. Howling winds had battered trees, flooded streets and ripped down power lines overnight Friday in coastal areas of southwestern Mexico but the posh tourist resorts, bustling ports and fishing villages dotting the Pacific Coast region appeared largely unscathed as the storm soaked mostly sparsely populated stretches. Rescue workers were still assessing the damage from the record-setting hurricane, and there were no immediate reports of casualties. Mexican...
  • Hurricane Patricia Hits Category 5 En Route to Mexican Coast

    10/23/2015 2:08:35 AM PDT · by uglybiker · 145 replies
    weatherunderground.com ^ | 10/23/15 | Dr. Jeff Masters
    History is being made tonight in the Northeast Pacific as Hurricane Patricia churns about 200 miles off the coast of Mexico, south-southwest of Manzanillo. With its 11 pm EDT Thursday advisory, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Patricia to Category 5, with top sustained winds of 160 mph and a central pressure of 924 millibars. Hurricane warnings are now in effect for the coast from San Blas to Punta San Telmo, including Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, with a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning eastward to Lazaro Cardenas. Update: Late Thursday night, an Air Force Hurricane Hunter flight captured some of...
  • 10-mile stretch of vehicles stuck on State Route 58 in Tehachapi

    10/17/2015 4:11:21 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    KABC-TV Los Angeles ABC 7 ^ | Friday, October 16, 2015 06:34PM | Adrienne Bankert and ABC7.com staff
    TEHACHAPI, Calif. (KABC) -- Hundreds of vehicles spanning approximately 10 miles are stuck Friday on State Route 58 near the 14 Freeway in Tehachapi due to flood road closures in the area. The California Highway Patrol said there are a total of 192 vehicles stuck, including 115 passenger cars, 75 semi-trucks and two tour buses.
  • France's leading TV weather forecaster suspended for questioning global warming orthodoxy

    10/16/2015 7:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    Philippe Verdier is a household name in France, known for his nightly weather forecasts on government television broadcaster France 2.  That gig ended abruptly on Monday, when he released a promotional video for his new book.  The U.K. Telegraph explains: Climat Investigation (Climate Investigation) [claims] that leading climatologists and political leaders have “taken the world hostage” with misleading data. In a promotional video, Mr Verdier said: “Every night I address five million French people to talk to you about the wind, the clouds and the sun. And yet there is something important, very important that I haven’t been able...
  • Susan Rice Blames Climate Change For Conflict in Syria

    10/15/2015 12:32:02 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 13, 2015 | Charlie Spiering
    In her most dramatic speech to date about climate change, National Security Advisor Susan Rice suggests climate change was partially responsible for the conflict in Syria and represents a looming threat to the entire world. In the years prior to civil war breaking out in Syria, that country also experienced its worst drought on record, she said during a political speech at Stanford University. Farming families moved en masse into urban centers, increasing political unrest and further priming the country for conflict.
  • France's top weatherman sparks storm over book questioning climate change

    10/14/2015 8:27:53 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 32 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 Oct 2015 | Henry Samuel
    Every night, France's chief weatherman has told the nation how much wind, sun or rain they can expect the following day. Now Philippe Verdier, a household name for his nightly forecasts on France 2, has been taken off air after a more controversial announcement - criticising the world's top climate change experts.
  • Cold 'Blob' in North Atlantic Ocean May Affect Weather in Europe, Eastern US

    10/11/2015 3:30:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    AccuWeather via MSN ^ | 10/11/15 | Alex Sosnowski
    A "blob" of abnormally cold water in the North Atlantic, located near Greenland, has the potential to put enough drag on the ocean current to impact weather conditions in the years to come. According to data compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), sea surface water temperatures over much of the Atlantic were warmer than average spanning January to August 2015. Waters from the northwestern Caribbean to the central part of the ocean were not only very warm but were record warm. However, very chilly to record cold water has developed near Greenland, the NOAA data revealed. The...
  • Could The Day After Tomorrow happen? (NO)

    10/09/2015 10:13:49 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 24 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 10/9/2015 | University of Southampton
    A researcher has produced a scientific study of the climate scenario featured in the disaster movie 'The Day After Tomorrow'. In the 2004 film, climate warming caused an abrupt collapse of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), leading to catastrophic events such as tornadoes destroying Los Angeles, New York being flooded and the northern hemisphere freezing. Although the scientific credibility of the film drew criticism from climate scientists, the scenario of an abrupt collapse of the AMOC, as a consequence of anthropogenic greenhouse warming, was never assessed with a state-of-the-art climate model.Now scientists have found that, for a period of...
  • Joe Bastardi Saturday Summary October 3, 2015

    10/03/2015 11:41:12 AM PDT · by Excellence · 23 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | October 3, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    The oceans are warm, mostly because of the El Nio, but Joe expects a crash in a couple of years.
  • Libs Have Corrupted Hurricane Reporting

    10/02/2015 6:33:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 2, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Before this hurricane, before Hurricane Joaquin, let's look at the last two. I don't even remember what their names were, but I do remember the last hurricane. This was classic. It was a tropical storm that formed out there in the southeastern Caribbean, and it wasn't long before we got official recognition that it was indeed a storm, and then they gave us the models, and the models all had the storm hitting somewhere in Florida. So the National Hurricane Center first five-day forecast track was bull's-eye, dead hit Miami. We're talking five, six, seven days away. "Miami dead...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary September 26, 2015

    09/26/2015 2:31:42 PM PDT · by Excellence · 9 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | September 26, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    Very short Saturday Summary today. 6-15 day outlook.
  • At I-75 and University Parkway, it's construction vs. the clock

    09/22/2015 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | September 12, 2015 | Emily Le Coz
    In a state where four out of five traffic improvement projects bust their original deadlines, Florida transportation officials expect to beat the odds with one of the largest jobs ever undertaken in the Sarasota-Manatee region. Construction of the states first diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 75 and University Parkway, which began Aug. 3 and is set for two years, will end before the September 2017 World Rowing Championships draw tens of thousands of visitors to nearby Nathan Benderson Park, state officials promise. But the timeline leaves Prince Contracting, the Tampa-based company that won the $74.5 million contract, just one month...
  • Joe Bastardi's Saturday Summary September 19, 2015

    09/19/2015 10:44:42 AM PDT · by Excellence · 21 replies
    WeatherBELL Analytics ^ | September 19, 2015 | Joe Bastardi
    The latest from Joe Bastardi.