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  • Another DEEP FREEZE for Texas? While an arctic blast is sweeping in parts of the Lone Star State, a pipeline company threatens to cut off gas supply to Texas’ biggest power generator

    01/21/2022 3:38:56 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 38 replies
    Strange Sounds Blog ^ | 1/20/22 | Strange Sounds Staff
    Temperatures across parts of Texas will nosedive this week, from balmy highs Wednesday in the 70s and 80s to below freezing Thursday night into Friday, with the chance of a wintry mix. “75 to 35 sounds like a car manufacturer’s braking power, but the numbers are not in miles per hour: It’s the range of temperatures in Houston over the next few days,” said meteorologist Chad Myers. And it’s not just the Lone Star State headed for a Texas-size cold plunge. An extended cold front will stretch from the southern tip of that state to the northern edge of Maine,...
  • Winter system brings heavy snow, ice, severe weather to the East

    01/16/2022 6:43:35 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    Fox weather ^ | 01/16/2022 | Steven Yablonski, Heather Brinkmann and Hillary Andrews Facebook Twitter Flip
    Snow continues to change over to rain along the coast. By late Monday, FOX Weather meteorologists forecast almost no snow on the ground for much of the Washington Metro area, Philadelphia Metro area, New Jersey, New York City, Long Island and the Boston Metro area. Much of Upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania, Northern Ohio, Virginia, New Hampshire and Maine will see up to a foot of snow before the storm is over. Higher elevations, the Great Lakes and the Southern Tier of New York could see up to two feet of snow.
  • How did Alberta survive wicked cold snap? Thanks for nothing, solar power

    01/15/2022 5:32:43 PM PST · by canuck_conservative · 29 replies
    Edmonton Journal via National Post [Canada] ^ | Jan. 14, 2022 | David Staples
    How close would a solar and wind-dependent power grid have come to giving us the electricity we needed during the three-week freeze in Alberta where the average temperature was -22 C from Dec. 15 to Jan. 9?... Alberta needs a supply of about 10,500 MW (megawatts) on average, said Mackay. If they are running at maximum capacity, solar can provide 736 MW and wind 2,269 MW.... If we had been reliant on far more solar and wind, how would we have done? “You’d have to start with rolling blackouts or brownouts,” Mackay said. “If we lost the bulk of our...
  • This year in COVID, expect a long, cold winter and a hopeful spring

    01/08/2022 11:25:32 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    The hill ^ | 01/08/2022 | SARALYN MARK
    At the end of 2021, the annual reading of the tea leaves and crystal balls began. In media interviews and countless conversations over the past few weeks, I've been asked how the COVID-19 pandemic will transform our lives in 2022. At this point, it's becoming pretty clear that we are all going to be exposed and potentially infected with the severity determined by our response to vaccines, including the 3rd dose in the mRNA series. If we had enough accurate tests, I'd not be surprised to see over 3 million cases per day or more in the United States.
  • Mid-Atlantic, Northeast bracing for blast of winter weather (a bomb cyclone! Oh noes!)

    01/06/2022 2:10:37 PM PST · by dynachrome · 49 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 1-4-21, updated 1-6-21 | Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
    Even though the storm will be moving along quickly, it will strengthen off the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts, according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Joe Lundberg. It is likely to become "the first bomb cyclone of the 2022 winter season” in the Northeast, he added. A bomb cyclone is defined as a storm that’s central pressure plummets by 0.71 of an inch of mercury (24 millibars) within 24 hours. That means the storm could whip up strong winds and pull in more moisture, helping it to fuel heavier snow rates as it chugs up the Eastern Seaboard. The heaviest snow...
  • Winter Survival Gear For Your Car

    01/05/2022 8:32:28 AM PST · by V K Lee · 146 replies ^ | 01/04/2022 | Ken J.
    As you travel during the winter months, consider the important survival gear items to keep in your car. Your literal survival may even depend on it Example: Stranded on the highway, stuck in a major snow storm or ice storm, along with everyone else. The cars are running out of gas. No heat. Now what? Hypothermia sets in… Here’s a real world example that is occurring as I post this article: “Never Seen Anything Like It” – Drivers Trapped On Virginia Interstate Since Monday The fact is, we’re not always dressed appropriately for an emergency when we hop in the...
  • ICE's failure to give detainees booster shots could fuel our winter surge

    12/26/2021 10:20:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    The hill ^ | 12/26/2021 | Eunice Cho
    As the omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus spreads throughout the country at astronomic rates, the United States is bracing itself for a winter surge. Federal officials have implored the public to get vaccinated, and if eligible, to receive a booster shot — now one of the few known ways to mitigate the effects of the omicron variant. Public health officials have warned us all that without prudent action, the rapid spread of COVID-19 will soon overwhelm our local medical resources.
  • LNG Flotilla Carrying U.S. Gas Heading to Europe

    12/22/2021 3:27:24 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    gCaptain ^ | December 22, 2021 | Bloomberg
    Cold-stricken Europe is drawing a flotilla of U.S. liquefied natural gas cargoes amid an energy crisis that has sent gas prices to record levels. Facing a winter shortage and little relief from the continent’s main supplier Russia, natural gas in Northwest Europe is trading for about $57.54 per million British thermal units, up almost a third from a week earlier. That’s roughly $24 higher than Asian prices and more than 14 times higher than gas being sold on U.S. benchmark Henry Hub.
  • On Omicron, Joe Biden and his ilk will again be proven liars; Biden’s predicting a “winter of severe illness and death” for the unvaccinated.

    12/21/2021 9:54:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2021 | Trevor Thomas
    Last week, in a coordinated effort, Joe Biden’s White House issued a foolishly disturbing message that he seems certain to repeat today. On December 16, Biden declared,Due to the steps we’ve taken, Omicron has not yet spread as fast as it would’ve otherwise done and as is happening in Europe. But it’s here now, and it’s spreading, and it’s going to increase. For unvaccinated, we are looking at a winter of severe illness and death — if you’re unvaccinated — for themselves, their families, and the hospitals they’ll soon overwhelm. YouTube screengrabThe next day, White House COVID response coordinator Jeff...
  • Winter Solstice 2021

    12/21/2021 6:34:42 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-21-21 | MOTUS
    It has come to my attention that today is Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere: the planet’s tilt brings the South Pole closest to the sun meaning the North Pole is tilted away from the sun,hence the Arctic Circle is shrouded in darkness for nearly a full day and the rest of the northern hemisphere experiences the longest night of the year.Of course that means that today also marks the beginning of lengthening days and shortening nights – so yay. And as for Joey and his “dark winter” well, put it where the sun don’t shine.Anyway, it being December 21st...
  • Biden: Unvaxxed will ‘overwhelm’ hospitals in ‘winter of illness and death

    12/17/2021 5:53:39 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 84 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/17/2021 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden sounded like he’d been watching “Game of Thrones” as he warned Thursday that the unvaccinated “will soon overwhelm” US hospitals and vaccine refusers will experience “a winter of severe illness and death.” “It’s here now and it’s spreading and it’s going to increase,” Biden said of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 at the White House, seated near his chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci. “For [the] unvaccinated, we are looking at a winter of severe illness and death — the unvaccinated, for themselves, their families and the hospitals they will soon overwhelm,” Biden said. He urged people...
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio announces vaccine mandate for private sector workers

    12/06/2021 6:48:47 AM PST · by conservative98 · 30 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec. 7, 2021 | Brooke Singman
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday issued a "preemptive strike," mandating that all private sector employees in the Big Apple be vaccinated against COVID-19 amid the new threat posed by the omicron variant beginning Dec. 27. De Blasio, whose term is set to expire in a matter of weeks, broke the news during an interview on MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" Monday morning. "We’ve got omicron as a new factor, we’ve got the colder weather, which is going to really create additional challenges with the delta variant, we’ve got holiday gatherings," de Blasio said.
  • More Boosters, More Often: Joe Biden Launches Winter Vaccine Strategy

    12/02/2021 6:24:40 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/02/2021 | Simon Kent
    The sudden emergence of the Omicron variant – and the fear it has generated – has been cited by the White House as a key driver behind President Joe Biden’s new campaign calling on all Americans to get coronavirus booster shots. Seniors will be particularly targeted under the enhanced program. The vaccine push comes barely 24-hours after the first confirmed U.S. case of the variant was found in a fully vaccinated traveler who returned to California after a trip to South Africa, as Breitbart News reported.
  • Germany sees heavy snowfall as winter blizzard strikes

    12/01/2021 12:46:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies ^ | 30 November 2021 16:01 CET | DPA/The Local
    Germany is expected to see up to 30 cm of fresh snowfall and 90 km/h winds on Tuesday evening as Storm Christian sweeps across the southern and western regions of the country. Reporting the weather on Focus, meteorologist Jan Schenk warned that the combination of forceful winds and heavy snow could lead to dangerous conditions in the south of the country over Tuesday evening and into the night. “Peak winds in the south will reach 90 km/h in the lowlands and hurricane force over the peaks of the Alps,” he said. “This could lead to snow drifts at higher altitudes...
  • Gov. Abbott guarantees lights will stay on in Texas this winter

    11/27/2021 2:30:17 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Fox news ^ | 11/27/2021 | Kyle Morris
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott promised residents in the Lone Star state that the "lights will stay on" this winter following a near collapse of the state's electrical system last February. Asked by Fox 7 for his thoughts and confidence about the power grid, Abbott said he is "very confident" as he "signed almost a dozen laws that make the power grid more effective."
  • U.S. Winter Outlook: Drier, warmer South, wetter North with return of La Nina [NOAA: others in first comment]

    11/22/2021 7:52:42 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 45 replies
    NOAA ^ | October 21, 2021 | US Gov.
    Warmer-than-average conditions are most likely across the Southern tier of the U.S. and much of the Eastern U.S. with the greatest likelihood of above-average temperatures in the Southeast. Below-average temperatures are favored for southeast Alaska and the Pacific Northwest eastward to the northern Plains. The Upper Mississippi Valley and small areas of the Great Lakes have equal chances for below-, near- or above-average temperatures. ..wetter-than-average conditions are most likely in parts of the North, primarily in the Pacific Northwest, northern Rockies, Great Lakes, Ohio Valley and western Alaska. Drier-than-average conditions are favored in south-central Alaska, southern California, the Southwest, and...
  • Bidenflation=Bigger Government: White House Offering More Aid for Winter Heat and Utility Bills

    11/18/2021 6:04:43 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/2021 | AP
    The Biden administration is taking steps to help distribute several billion dollars in aid for winter heating and utility bills, an unprecedented sum that comes largely from its $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The package provided an additional $4.5 billion for the government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which typically has funding of $3 billion to $4 billion annually. Aid for renters can also cover utility costs, while the money provided to state, local and tribal governments can help families that face high heating bills and are ineligible for other programs.
  • Fauci Warns Vaccinated Americans of ‘Waning Immunity,’ Breakthrough Infections this Winter

    11/17/2021 2:38:38 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci is warning vaccinated Americans of a coming “double whammy” as winter approaches and the Delta variant of the Chinese coronavirus spreads, citing “waning immunity” and essentially warning that vaccinated individuals are not fully protected. Speaking in an interview debuted at the 2021 STAT Summit Tuesday, Fauci said: The somewhat unnerving aspect of it is that if you keep the level of dynamics of the virus in the community at a high level — obviously the people who are most most vulnerable are the unvaccinated — but when you have a virus as transmissible...
  • Beloved 'Dolphin Tale' star Winter died of twisted intestine

    11/13/2021 7:40:17 PM PST · by blueyon · 6 replies ^ | 11/13/21 | ???
    CLEARWATER, Fla. – Florida's most famous dolphin Winter, beloved by fans around the world and star of the movie “Dolphin Tale,” died of twisted intestines, according to necropsy results released by the aquarium Saturday. The dolphin's intestines were in an area impossible to reach through surgery.
  • Friday Fun with Nature - Woolly Caterpillar

    11/12/2021 6:20:56 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 50 replies
    My husband saw today what he swears was a ‘woolly bear’ caterpillar (Pyrrharctia isabella) – but it had no brown band, it was all black. I suggested to him that it might be another species that looks similar, but he was adamant – he grew up in rural Central Pennsylvania, and this time of year they saw them all over the place, and he denies that its spines were anything like those of the Giant Leopard or any other one around these parts that we could find pictured. The legend is that the width of the brown bar on the...