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  • Prayers for my animals

    01/01/2020 5:09:56 PM PST · by Secret Agent Man · 32 replies
    My guys have a harder time in winter staying normal healthy, with increased shedding and temperature and humidity swings and seasonal hay changes, they are more prone to stomach aches and gi slowdowns. For them this is a serious issue as these are pets that can die within 24 hours if we don't deal with it as soon as we notice something's wrong. I pray all the time for them, i just pray for their good health and a happy day, that they eat and drink well, they enjoy all their hay, and all their fur is able to pass...
  • The Beginning of the End of Darkness

    12/21/2019 3:53:53 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 10 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-21-19 | MOTUS
    For never-resting time leads summer on To hideous winter and confounds him there; Sap cheque'd with frost and lusty leaves quite gone, Beauty o'ersnow'd and bareness every where. Shakespeare, Sonnet 5Originally posted by Lili, wherever you may find herThe winter solstice occurs in the Northern Hemisphere when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Capricorn, or 23.5° south latitude; this year that happens at 11:19 PM EST. It is the shortest day of the year so rise early, although it will still be dark, and have your coffee and breakfast before the sun comes up. You cannot afford to...
  • It's the bleak midwinter: Snow blankets the north and more than 100 flood alerts are in place across Britain [photos] [ed tr]

    12/16/2019 7:40:07 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2019 | Mark Duell and Paul Drury
    Freezing conditions will dominate much of the final working week before Christmas, with temperatures dipping to as low as -5C (23F) in Britain today. Snow has fallen at higher levels in Scotland, with some parts of the UK seeing the arrival of freezing fog tonight and tomorrow night - while heavy rain continued to cause problems in other parts of the country. There are more than 100 flood warnings or alerts in place for England from East Yorkshire to Dorset. The unsettled conditions are set to continue, but a white Christmas is looking unlikely with no big freeze forecast for...
  • Deadly winter storm takes aim at Northeast, snow expected as holiday travel delays pile up

    12/02/2019 2:04:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/01/19 | Bradford Betz
    A deadly winter storm that pummeled the West Coast and northern Midwest as millions of travelers returned home from their Thanksgiving holiday is taking aim at the Northeast and likely to cause further flight cancellations and delays. The storm, which for days has been dumping heavy snow from parts of California to the northern Midwest and inundating other areas with heavy rain, has been responsible for several deaths, according to reports. The National Weather Service (NWS) predicted more than a foot of snow in parts of upstate New York and the New England region, as well as ice accumulations in...
  • Thousands of airline passengers stranded by blizzards, power cuts at terminals, [tr]

    11/27/2019 5:50:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 27, 2019 | Valerie Edwards, and Megan Sheets
    Thousands of passengers have been stranded at the Denver International Airport as power outages on the West Coast, widespread road closures and huge pileups on icy roads, add to the mix of travel chaos for millions ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. A storm packing heavy snow and high winds that wreaked havoc as it whipped through Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska is marching into the upper Midwest as anxious Thanksgiving travelers brace for a busy, if not perilous, week. Forecasters said about 21 million people from the West Coast to the Great Lakes are under winter weather advisories and in Southern...
  • Winter 2019-20 Outlook: Colder Than Average North, East; Warmer Than Average..

    11/18/2019 4:43:56 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 26 replies
    The Weather Company ^ | 11/13/19 | Brian Donegan
    A warmer than usual winter is forecast for much of the southern and western United States, but the northern and eastern U.S. will be shivering, according to an updated winter outlook released Thursday by The Weather Company, an IBM Business.Additionally, NOAA's winter outlook indicates that parts of the flood-weary Northern Plains and Midwest might see a wetter than average December through February. Based on The Weather Company's outlook, temperatures are expected to be near or above average for much of the South and West, but parts of the North and East won't be so lucky. Temperatures there are projected to...
  • Winter already? Snow, deep freeze from Rockies to East Coast

    11/11/2019 3:16:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 89 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 11, 2019
    An arctic air mass that brought snow and ice to an area stretching from the Rocky Mountains to northern New England on Monday was poised to give way to record-breaking cold temperatures. In Chicago, where as much as 6 inches (15 centimeters) of snow fell, an Envoy Air flight from Greensboro, North Carolina, slid off an icy runway at O’Hare International Airport as it tried to land at about 7:45 a.m. None of the 38 passengers and three crew members were injured, according to the city’s aviation department. And in Kansas, the highway patrol reported that a truck driving on...
  • NOAA Releases 2019-2020 Winter Outlook - Favors Above Average Temps Across Much of the Country

    10/23/2019 2:32:27 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    My State Line ^ | 10/19/19 | Candice King
    NOAA released its official winter outlook Thursday morning, predicting a higher probability for above average temperatures across much of the country, and above average precipitation for much of the Upper Plains, Midwest and Great Lakes. Forecasters say that even though colder than average temperatures are not favored, there will likely be some areas that end up with temperatures below average for the winter season (December-February). The El Niño Southern Oscillation often times influences our winter weather here in the United States, however forecasters with NOAA say we are currently in neutral conditions (neither El Niño or La Niña are present)...
  • Someone Has To Honk

    09/29/2019 5:40:31 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 27 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-29-19 | MOTUS
    Since yesterday was dedicated to the dogs it seems only fair to dedicate today’s post to the cats. Unlike the dogs, I got no help from the cats. Like your computer they’re unreliable that way.I’ll finish when I feel like it, Karen.And they seem a bit more ambivalent to autumn’s beauty.  Sure, it’s lovely…But do you think you could rake these up Karen? It’s making it hard for me to creep up on the chipmunks.Nor are they particularly fond of fall rain. Another rainy day, guess I’ll have to find something to play with inside. Okay, maybe playing in that box...
  • LIVE RADAR: Snow forecast for Saturday Winter Storm Warning issued for city, suburbs

    04/27/2019 12:21:41 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 4/27/19
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Parts of the Chicago area are bracing for several inches of wet, slushy snow as a late winter storm moves in on the last weekend in April. **SNIP** A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Boone, DeKalb, Ogle and Winnebago counties from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and for Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, and McHenry counties from 1 p.m. Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Lake and McHenry counties in Illinois from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and Kenosha, Racine and Walworth counties in Wisconsin from 10...
  • Gov. Hogan: Park Service does ‘terrible job’ with BW Parkway

    03/19/2019 5:03:58 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 25 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | March 18, 2019 11:26 pm | Rob Woodfork
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan pulled no punches Monday when commenting on the infamous pothole problem that plagues the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel, once again raising the idea that the state should take over maintenance of the federal parkway. Hogan told FOX 5 that though the park service does well with parks, it does a “terrible job” of maintaining the B.W. Parkway, which has seen no substantive efforts to repair the cratered road surface because, as the Park Service said last week, “financial needs far outweigh available funding.” “We want to improve the capacity all the way from Washington to...
  • Historic Great Plains Blizzard Turns Deadly In Colorado

    03/15/2019 12:41:58 PM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    Bezinga ^ | March 14, 2019 6:03pm
    Historic Great Plains Blizzard Turns Deadly In Colorado A huge blizzard continues its destructive path today (March 14) across the nation's heartland, after a brutal hit in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska on Wednesday. Heavy snowfall, record-breaking winds and whiteout conditions became dangerous and deadly. The storm was even hard to handle hundreds of miles away where skies were sunny and the air was warm. The Damage Done The blizzard made it nearly impossible to drive safely, but, unfortunately, this didn't stop people from trying. In one instance, it took the life of a man in uniform. According to the Colorado...
  • Explore, clean, and cook on a Russian night in It's Winter (Pc games are getting really strange)

    03/13/2019 5:12:44 AM PDT · by vannrox · 8 replies
    rock paper shotgun ^ | 11th March 2019 / 5:16PM | Alice O'Connor
    Explore, clean, and cook on a Russian night in It's Winter Alice O'ConnorNews Editor11th March 2019 / 5:16PM It’s the middle of the night, you’re alone in a small Russian apartment in a concrete tenement, in a half-deserted neighbourhood surrounded by snow and trees, and you’re awake. Now what? That’s up to you in It’s Winter, a delightful new poke-o-walking simulator where we can wander the neighbourhood, take in the sights and sounds of the night, muck about with items, and even cook a little. It captures a real nightness, mystery and quiet and loneliness and freedom to do anything without...
  • Here’s how bad winter weather is hurting the economy (2014)

    03/08/2019 12:38:00 PM PST · by qam1 · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/5/2014 | Kristen Scholer
    Caught a case of the bad weather blues? If so, you aren't alone. Severe winter weather is rearing its ugly head across the country and chilling the U.S. economy. So far this month, four of six major economic reports have cited the harsh winter as putting the damper on output and sales. Three of the four reports blaming the weather came in worse than expected. (Read more: Is winter weather really burying the economy?) Here's a look at weather references in recent reports. January ISM manufacturing This report disappointed when it was released Monday, registering at 51.3 versus economists expectations...
  • A brutal Arctic air mass is about to take over the United States

    03/02/2019 12:50:30 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 154 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 1, 2019 | Ian Livingston
    Temperatures as much as 30 to 50 degrees below normal are entering the Northern Plains as we close out the workweek. Through the weekend, brutal conditions you might expect in a frigid January overtake the central portion of the country, from the Mexican to the Canadian borders. Heading into the first full week of March, Arctic air takes up residence in the East as well. When it’s all done, most of the contiguous United States will endure a punishing blow of frigid air from this Arctic blast. Records for cold are likely to be most numerous in the north-central United...
  • More than 200 million in path of major winter storm sweeping northward across the US

    02/19/2019 3:36:34 PM PST · by dynachrome · 149 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 2-19-19 | Faith Eherts
    A major storm will bring snow, rain, ice or a wintry mix to more than 200 million Americans beginning Tuesday and continuing through Wednesday night, impacting roughly 60 percent of the U.S. population. Parts of 39 of the 48 contiguous United States will be impacted by the massive storm, including every state east of the Mississippi River. The storm will have such a large impact on so many because it will reach parts of 26 of the 30 most populous states. As the large storm rolls up the Tennessee and Ohio valleys at midweek, it will bring snow, ice and...
  • Winter Storm Maya Is Bringing Snow to the Northwest, Including Seattle....(T)

    02/09/2019 9:35:12 AM PST · by rktman · 57 replies ^ | 2/9/2019 | stafff
    Winter Storm Maya will bring another round of snow to the Pacific Northwest to start the weekend, just days after Winter Storm Lucian snarled travel in both Seattle and Portland, Oregon, and this will kick off yet another expansive wintry mess of snow and ice across the Plains, Midwest and East into next week. (MORE: The Science Behind Naming Winter Storms at The Weather Channel)
  • Gen. Beauregard Lee sees shadow, predicts 6 more weeks of winter

    02/02/2019 6:08:48 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 15 replies
    WSB ^ | February 2, 2019 | Staff
    Punxsutawney Phil may be calling for an early spring, but Georgia's own groundhog had a difference of opinion Saturday morning. General Beauregard Lee saw his shadow as he emerged from his home at the Dauset Trails Nature Center, signaling that Georgia should be prepared for six more weeks of winter
  • By the numbers: Midwestern US endures worst of polar vortex, all-time record lows broken

    01/31/2019 10:26:49 AM PST · by rktman · 67 replies ^ | 1/31/2019 | Kristina Pydynowski
    Records have been shattered as the polar vortex unleashed the harshest cold in years on the midwestern United States during the final days of January. After the polar vortex plunged southward, temperatures plummeted under 20 below zero F from North Dakota to northern Illinois during the morning hours of both Wednesday and Thursday. On Thursday morning, 9 states in the Midwest and northern New England recorded temperatures lower than the northernmost point in Alaska (Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow). Biting winds made the extreme cold more life-threatening as AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures dropped under 50 below zero. Frostbite can occur in...
  • Drive-Bys Blame Record Cold on Global Warming (Its Winter, It's Supposed To Be Cold)

    01/30/2019 8:31:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush ^ | January 30, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    IRUSH: Go to the audio sound bites, just to show you what we’re up against here. We have lifetime, record breaking cold because of a polar vortex in the upper Midwest. There is no question we have record breaking cold. I’m gonna tell you, we’ve had sunspot activity that’s been declining. We’ve been reporting on this for the last the eight years. Democrats, media, leftists do not allow any discussion of the sun whenever there is a discussion on climate change. They say the sun is irrelevant to the earth’s climate. Can’t talk about it. But some of this —...