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  • Fauci says U.S. needs to 'hunker down' for fall and winter

    09/11/2020 8:35:14 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 91 replies
    aol ^ | Sep 11th 2020 | AKSHAY SYAL
    As the United States heads into flu season, Americans can't let up in the fight against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Thursday. Although the number of new daily cases of coronavirus in the U.S. has slowly been declining, the country is still closing in on 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 and more than 6 million confirmed infections. “We need to hunker down and get through this fall and winter because it’s not going to be easy,” Fauci said. Fauci also spoke about the COVID-19 vaccine trials and the possibility of post-Labor Day surges, noting that as one region...
  • Dr. Fauci: Schools should be outdoors as much as possible

    08/14/2020 3:09:07 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    FOX5 ^ | 8/14/20 37 minutes ago | Associated Press
    School districts developing their plans for reopening for the new academic year should find ways to offer as many outdoor activities as possible, from classes to recess and lunchtime, the nation's top infectious disease expert recommended in an online discussion Thursday. Dr. Anthony Fauci, who heads the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, also suggested in his Facebook Live chat with Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo that, on school buses, windows should remain open and students wear their masks as much as possible. "Get as much outdoors as you can. If you look at the superspreader events that have...
  • Fauci says we need to do one thing to avoid a coronavirus catastrophe this winter

    08/09/2020 4:17:42 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 78 replies
    BGR ^ | August 9th, 2020 at 2:57 PM | Chris Smith @chris_writes
    Speaking with Brown University’s Dr. Ashish K. Jha, the incoming dean at the School of Public Health, Dr. Anthony Fauci said the country needs to do one thing to avoid a catastrophe in the fall or winter. Addressing Arizona’s ability to flatten the curve of the massive outbreak that started in July, Fauci said that the same five or six “fundamental principles” of prevention apply everywhere. These are “universal wearing of a mask, physical distancing, avoid crowds, outdoor is better than indoors, wash your hands,” the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said. “Stay away from...
  • Climate change is threatening winter sports' very existence (only 10.90 years left)

    03/01/2020 12:51:54 PM PST · by Libloather · 42 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 2/29/20 | Derek Van Dam
    A warming planet has major ramifications on winter snowpack across the globe, including a long-term drying trend for many. That's a concern for winter sports enthusiasts and communities that depend on snow throughout the year. Not many understand this better than the climate advocacy group known as Protect Our Winters (POW). The group is an organization of professional athletes and like-minded individuals fighting for policy to protect winter sports and mountain communities. "Increased temperatures are melting away both my sport and my livelihood," professional ski mountaineer and POW representative Caroline Gliech told the US Senate late last year. This year...
  • Extreme blasts of cold weather hitting Europe and the USA are NOT caused by a warming Arctic changing the way the jet stream moves

    02/19/2020 1:30:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 14:16 EST, 19 February 2020 | Ryan Morrison
    Extreme blasts of freezing weather hitting Europe and the USA in recent years aren’t caused by a warming Arctic changing the jet stream, as previously thought. Research by the University of Exeter disputes earlier studies suggesting a warming Arctic was creating a “wavier” jet stream and linked to climate change. They found it’s more likely the other way around with random fluctuations in the jet stream warming up the Arctic over decades. […] It was assumed there was a long term trend towards a wavier stream that was causing extreme weather conditions to strike mainland Europe and the USA. Dr....
  • Why Is There A Winter Flu Season?

    02/06/2020 6:35:26 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 45 replies
    Popular Science ^ | January 17, 2013 | Emily Elert
    Flu season is in full swing across the U.S... it always happens in winter. ...everywhere on Earth where people have a winter season, they also have a flu season. Part of what makes the timing of each flu season unpredictable is that scientists still don't understand exactly why we have one at all. There have, of course, been lots of theories why flu peaks in winter: people spend more time indoors, with the windows closed, breathing each other's air.darkness (i.e. lack of Vitamin D and melatonin) and cold of winter weaken our immune systems, making us more susceptible to the...
  • 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...