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  • Ice storm update: Get ready for heavy rain, maybe even a thunderstorm or two

    04/15/2018 6:01:31 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | 4/14/18 | T.J. Pignataro, Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich, Karen Robinson
    Pray your power stays on and get ready for some heavy rain, maybe even a thunderstorm or two. That's the second chapter of Ice Storm 2018 as it circles through the Buffalo Niagara region this weekend. As the frontal boundary that brought the ice and sleet to Western New York over the last 18 hours or so treks northward today, the mixed precipitation and freezing rain will change over to all rain, the National Weather Service said. It could be heavy at times.
  • Rise and Shine

    04/15/2018 7:24:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-15-18 | MOTUS
    The swiftest hours, observed as they flew—Towards this afflicted fancy fastly drew;And, privileg’d by age, desires to knowIn brief the grounds and motives of her woe.— Shakespeare It’s Sunday again – already? What happened to last week? Based exclusively on the bad weather and relentlessly bad news – I’m already sick of Comey and he hasn’t even officially started his non-apology tour - I’d say good riddance. However, I’m getting a bit too old to be so cavalier about time’s passage so I’ll just note that it wasn’t the best week ever and let Judge Jeannine put Comey in...
  • Blizzard conditions in parts of Nebraska leave several state highways impassable

    04/14/2018 1:42:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Omaha ^ | 4/14/18 | Mara Klecker
    A spring blizzard that brought heavy snow and whiteout conditions to much of western and central Nebraska has shifted to northeast Nebraska. And if you think the Omaha area has avoided the snow, just wait a little bit. It's still coming, but it shouldn't cause nearly as much trouble as it has elsewhere. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for east-central and southeast Nebraska and southwest Iowa until 10 p.m. Additional snow accumulations of up to 2 inches and minor ice accumulations of are expected, the weather service said. Drivers should expect to encounter slippery roads.
  • Winter kills: 48,000 Brit deaths blamed on worst winter in 42 years

    04/09/2018 8:28:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/09/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    If only Michael Mann could “adjust” real temperatures the way he adjusted them on his infamous “hockey stick” graph that formed the key argument of Al Gore’s scaremongering hit movie, An Inconvenient Truth. But instead of “The end of snow” (New York Times, 2014), Britain has gotten hit with a long and very cold winter. The tabloid Daily Star sensationalizes the cold snap with “studies” that come up with the figure of 48,000 “excess” deaths blamed in the cold snap. Quite frankly, one can concoct all sorts of studies to “prove” or “demonstrate” all sorts of dubious propositions. So,...
  • Two degrees no longer seen as global warming guardrail

    04/02/2018 8:01:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | April 2, 2018 | by Marlowe Hood
    Limiting global warming to two degrees Celsius will not prevent destructive and deadly climate impacts, as once hoped, dozens of experts concluded in a score of scientific studies released Monday. A world that heats up by 2C - long regarded as the temperature ceiling for a climate-safe planet - could see mass displacement due to rising seas, a drop in per capita income, regional shortages of food and fresh water, and the loss of animal and plant species at an accelerated speed. Poor and emerging countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America will get hit hardest, according to the studies.
  • Comedian Byron Allen buys the Weather Channel for $300M

    03/23/2018 2:09:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 69 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/22/2018 | Alexandra Steigrad
    The Weather Channel TV network was sold Thursday — to comedian-turned-media mogul Byron Allen. Allen’s Entertainment Studios Inc. bought the 36-year-old TV staple from the Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and Comcast. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but sources pegged the price at about $300 million. The network and its digital property — weather.com — were purchased by the trio 10 years ago for $3.5 billion. The web properties were sold to IBM in 2015 for $2 billion. “The Weather Channel is one of the most trusted and extremely important cable networks, with information vitally important to the safety...
  • MSNBC Promo Promises Fawning Coverage of Gun Control March

    03/20/2018 8:26:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 3/19/2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Displaying the liberal cable channel’s eager anticipation for Saturday’s gun control protest in Washington D.C., the March for Our Lives, on Monday, MSNBC aired a gushing ad celebrating the movement to restrict gun rights. In promo that could just as easily have been created by the Democratic National Committee, a headline appeared on screen declaring: “There’s a movement afoot.” A soundbite followed of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student and gun control activist David Hogg proclaiming: “I don’t want something like this ever to happen again. I want us to take action.” More headlines scrolled across and touted how the...
  • The Strange Story of How Nazi Germany Surrendered (and Then Kept Fighting)

    03/19/2018 3:12:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 85 replies
    It was said on May 8, 1945, that some of the victors wandered around in a daze. They were puzzled by a strange silence. The guns were no longer firing the permanent barrage, their constant companion, during those last months since they had crossed the Rhine. Some could not quite believe it was all over. They had longed for an end to the war in Europe for years. “Then suddenly it was upon them all and the impact of the fact was a thing that failed to register–like the death of a loved one,” the historian of the U.S. 3rd...
  • D.C. councilman apologizes for anti-Semitic comments [Democrat blames Jews for the snow]

    03/19/2018 8:23:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    DCW50 ^ | 3/18/18 | T Layne
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – A D.C. councilman issued an apology Sunday night for making anti-Semitic comments. Ward 8 council member Trayvon White Sr. posted a video to Facebook Friday morning when it was snowing in D.C. and talked about an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.
  • D.C. lawmaker says recent snowfall caused by ‘Rothschilds controlling the climate’

    03/18/2018 5:33:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies
    A D.C. lawmaker responded to a brief snowfall Friday by publishing a video in which he espoused a conspiracy theory that Jewish financiers control the weather. D.C. Council member Trayon White Sr. (D-Ward 8) posted the video to his official Facebook page at 7:21 a.m. as snow flurries were hitting the nation’s capital. The video, shot through the windshield of a car driving west on Interstate 695 through downtown Washington, shows snowy skies while White narrates. “Man, it just started snowing out of nowhere this morning, man. Y’all better pay attention to this climate control, man, this climate manipulation,” he...
  • Snow squall causes 81-vehicle pileup on Ohio interstate [Quick! Blame the AAA!]

    03/15/2018 8:18:38 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/18 | T Fedschun
    A late-afternoon snow squall caused a massive 81-vehicle pileup on Interstate 71 in central Ohio on Tuesday, but no serious injuries were reported, police said.
  • Apocalypse Now?

    03/15/2018 6:51:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Since the beginning of recorded history there have been end of the world predictions. In recent years we have had radio preachers, politicians and scientists declare with certainty that the world would soon end, either because of our decadent lifestyle, or because of "global warming," now known as "climate change." Responses to these Chicken Little declarations have ranged from people hiding in caves to the most recent announcement by Costco that it has a doomsday meal kit for sale. The cost is $6,000. The online listing says the kit contains 36,000 servings of food that will feed a family of...
  • Tens of thousands of dead sea creatures wash up on British beach

    03/07/2018 3:38:38 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 45 replies
    MSN, FoxNews,US news ^ | 3/7/2018 | Jennifer Earl
    When British photographer Lara Maiklem heard tens of thousands of sea creatures washed up on a beach near her hometown of Kent, England, over the weekend she had to see the scene for herself. So, she woke her 5-year-old twins in time to catch the tide. Maiklem described the scene as "shocking" and "sad," but at the same time, she had to admit it was an "incredible" sight. In fact, it was "almost biblical in scale," she added. "There were thousands upon thousands of starfish, with crabs, sea urchins, fish and sea anenomies mixed in with them," Maiklem told Fox...
  • The Winter Storm Slamming The East Coast Is Becoming A 'Bomb Cyclone' — NWS - 'Life Or Death'

    03/02/2018 9:43:48 AM PST · by blam · 194 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3-2-2018 | Kevin Loria
    At the start of 2018, a nor'easter winter storm intensified so quickly that it became what meteorologists call a "bomb cyclone." It appears that's happening again. Winter storm Riley, as the Weather Channel has named it, is bringing potentially record-setting flooding to the Northeast, dumping rain and snow, and whipping the East Coast with wind gusts that are expected to reach hurricane force. The storm is now undergoing a rapid intensification process called "bombogenesis," which means its central pressure is dropping quickly (an indicator of a storm's strength). Such bomb cyclone conditions are not uncommon for nor'easter storms. But this...
  • Government Closes Because The Wind In DC Is Wild

    03/02/2018 7:24:37 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 2, 2018 | Thomas Phippen
    The federal government closed Friday morning due to high wind and resulting issues like power outages and fear of accidents, the Office of Personnel Management stated. The powerful storm barreling toward the Northeast resulted in cooler temperatures and wind gusts over 60 MPH, classifying it as an extreme storm in the Washington, D.C., area. Commuter trains Virginia Railway Express and the Maryland Rail Commuter were canceled, and the Metro was running slower during the above-ground sections. Most area schools were closed, as is the D.C. government, but federal employees who are approved for telework may work from home, GovExec reports....
  • Winter storm on tap for late Thursday night - Friday-CNY

    03/01/2018 7:04:03 PM PST · by metmom · 32 replies
    WSYR.com ^ | Mar 01, 2018 | John DiPasquale
    SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - Thursday Daytime: The weather over central New York through sunset Thursday will be dry with no travel issues. Some sun could mix in with the clouds during the middle of the day but regardless temperatures will remain above normal. Syracuse could approach 50 degrees. Thursday Evening: Precipitation will move into central New York from the southwest during the first part of the night. Early in the evening rain (perhaps mixing with snow) will move across the Finger Lakes. Rain should move into the Syracuse area at or just before midnight. Thursday Overnight: As one storm over Pennsylvania...
  • ICYMI: TxDOT Planning To Close Southbound I-69 Over San Jac River (Harvey)

    02/27/2018 11:03:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Humble Patch (Humble, TX) ^ | February 16, 2018 | Bryan Kirk
    HUMBLE, TX — The traffic in Kingwood is already an issue, but it's about to become more frustrating as crew prepare to shut down parts of the Interstate 69 bridge that spans the San Jacinto River, just south of Kingwood. The Texas Department of Transportation announced this week that they will close the southbound lanes of I-69 over the river at the end of this month to repair damages caused during flooding from Hurricane Harvey. The construction is expected to continue through the start of summer, and the start of the 2018 hurricane season, which begins in June. Humble, Kingwood...
  • Why That Speed Limit Sign You Just Saw May Be Changing

    02/27/2018 2:03:18 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    Westword ^ | February 20, 2018 | Michael Roberts
    Although the Colorado Department of Transportation has its eyes on the future, as seen in its advocacy of the Rocky Mountain Hyperloop project that recently won a global challenge, the agency is also trying to innovate when it comes to current highways. Hence the planned installation of variable speed limit signs in Glenwood Canyon that can either speed up or slow down traffic in response to weather and traffic conditions. VSL has already gotten a tryout near Boulder, and if the system works in Glenwood, among the trickiest sections along the Interstate 70 corridor, after installation set to begin during...
  • ‘I’m Just More Afraid of Climate Change Than I Am of Prison’

    02/13/2018 8:19:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    The New York Times ^ | February 13, 2018 | By MICHELLE NIJHUIS
    On Oct. 11, 2016, Michael Foster and two companions rose before dawn, left their budget hotel in Grand Forks, N.D., and drove a white rental sedan toward the Canadian border, diligently minding the speed limit. As the driver, Sam Jessup, and a documentary filmmaker, Deia Schlosberg, recorded events from the back seat. For months, he’d imagined his next actions: He would snip the padlock that secured the gate and approach the blunt length of vertical pipe in the center of the enclosure — the stem of a shut-off valve for the 2,700-mile-long Keystone Pipeline. What neither the sheriff’s department nor...
  • Groundhog Day 2018: Punxsutawney Phil predicts more winter

    02/02/2018 4:42:39 AM PST · by advance_copy · 43 replies
    CBS 19 TV ^ | 2/2/2018 | Joel Shannon (played by Bill Murray)
    YORK, Pa. — The results of Groundhog Day 2018 are in: According to legend, we're in for six more weeks of winter because Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow. The Pennsylvania groundhog isn't the only weather-predicting rodent in this quirky American tradition, but he is the most famous. And according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, his opinion is the only one that matters.