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Mar 05 09:29

Cold pattern returns, with record low possible Friday

Are you ready for another record?

The upper-level trough of cold air that dropped temperatures early Thursday could produce another record low by Friday morning.

The record for March 6 is zero, set in 2007. And temperatures approaching zero are what’s in the forecast, said meteorologist Shawn Smith of the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

“I’m waiting for those high temperature records,” Smith quipped.

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So is Al Gore!

Mar 05 09:27

Record Snowfall Hits North Texas

A winter storm brought record snowfall to many areas of North Texas on Wednesday night and Thursday morning, closing schools and forcing numerous flight cancellations at DFW International Airport.

Mar 05 09:27

Live video: Record-setting snow closes schools, including DISD, and hampers road, air travel

Crew at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport continue to recover from the 3-plus inches that fell there overnight.

Airport spokesman David Magaña says two runways are now open, and snowplows continue to work on the ramps and taxiways. The roads through the airport are still slick and slushy, however.

And there were hundreds of canceled flights, including almost 400 departures. Many more flights were delayed, and there were many travelers stranded at the airport overnight.

Mar 05 09:27

Winter storm warning: Snow, heavy at times, throughout the day

Winter storm warning through 9 p.m. Thursday

Mar 05 09:26

Winter's Last Hurrah? Temps plunge, flights canceled, snow builds again

More than 600 flights canceled Thursday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. On Thursday morning, parts of Kentucky saw more than 20 inches of snowfall overnight — and it was still coming down.

Mar 05 09:26

North Texas hit with record snowfall; Fort Worth a ghost town

North Texas was hit with the biggest snowfall in five years overnight, making for slippery roadways that brought the region to an early morning standstill.

Mar 05 09:25

Boston Gets More Snow, Inches Closer To Record

Talk about gluttons for punishment: Bostonians buried beneath more than 8 feet of snow suddenly are clamoring for a little more so they can boast of a new record.

The 1.6 inches of snow that fell late Tuesday into Wednesday puts the city just a smidgeon over 2 inches away from setting an all-time snowfall mark. So far this winter, it’s gotten 105.5 inches, according to National Weather Service measurements taken at Logan International Airport.

The record is 107.6 inches recorded during the 1995-96 season. Records date to 1872.

Mar 05 06:32

Winter storm warning for Big Island summits, summit road closed

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter storm warning for Big Island summits above 12,000 feet until 6 a.m. Thursday (March 5).

Heavy snow accumulation up to 15-25 inches for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Winds are currently 15-25 mph from the southwest. Temperatures are in the upper 20s with visibility under a half mile in the clouds.

Mauna Kea summit access road is closed above the Visitor Information Station due to ice and snow on the roadways.

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Snowboarding on Mauna Kea. The building seen at right houses the Subaru IR telescope operated by Japan at the Mauna Kea Observatory.

Mar 05 03:31

Space-Saving Ban

Boston Mayor's Space-Saving Ban Seeks to End War Over Shoveled Parking Spots

With more than 8 feet of snow accumulating across Boston since January, clogged city streets have made available parking spaces a hot commodity.
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Those that have spent the time and energy shoveling a clean spot deserve to park in it, locals have argued.

Walsh's decision was a controversial one, stirring mixed emotions in the community and across social networks.

On Craigslist, one Bostonian bragged about his ultimate retaliation: putting the shoveled snow back in the spot, surrounding and burying the car that pilfered his space.

"I was nice enough to leave the passenger door accessible in case they needed to get in for an emergency," the anonymous Bostonian wrote.

As the war wages on between locals, Walsh asks that residents respect one another and be fair.

Mar 04 18:47

More than 10 inches of snow forecast to fall on Big Island summits

A winter storm warning is in effect for the Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa summits through 6 a.m. Thursday.

National Weather Service forecasters in Honolulu say up to 10 to 15 inches of snow could fall above the 12,000-foot elevation of both Big Island mountains. The service also expects southwest winds around 15 to 25 mph. Temperatures are expected to be in the upper 20s.hL3Zea.dpuf

Mar 04 16:45

NASA Admits That Winters are Going to Get Colder…Much Colder

Climatologist John Casey, a former space shuttle engineer and NASA consultant, thinks that last year’s winter, described by USA Today as “one of the snowiest, coldest, most miserable on record” is going to be a regular occurrence over the coming decades.

Casey asserts that there is mounting evidence that the Earth is getting cooler due to a decline in solar activity. He warns in his latest book, Dark Winter that a major alteration of global climate has already started and that at a minimum it is likely to last 30 years.

Mar 04 13:45

Nova Scotia aquaculture fish killed by superchilled water

Fish at three aquaculture sites in Nova Scotia have died and a so-called superchill is suspected, the provincial Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture said Tuesday.

Cooke Aquaculture's sites in the Annapolis Basin, Shelburne Harbour and Jordan Bay are reporting mortalities, officials said.

A fish health veterinarian visited the Annapolis Basin and Shelburne Harbour sites and is expected to visit the Jordan Bay site in the next few days to investigate the cause of death, Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell said in a statement.

"Our provincial fish health veterinarians investigate mortality events to rule out diseases of concern," he said.

The department said a preliminary investigation has found a superchill happened, meaning sustained cold temperatures dropped the temperature of the water to the level that fish blood freezes — around –0.7 C.

Mar 04 11:32

It won’t end: Up to 8 inches of snow expected in NYC

A large winter storm could dump up to a foot of snow on parts of the eastern United States on Wednesday and into Thursday, weather officials said, as a relentless winter continues its onslaught on the region.

Heavy snow is expected in parts of New York City and Long Island, with the National Weather Service issuing a winter storm warning in those areas.

Mar 04 11:31

Boston 2 Inches Away From Snowiest Winter Ever

The city of Boston is inching ever closer to breaking a nearly 20-year-old record for the snowiest winter ever.

Another round of snow showers Tuesday night brought the season total to 105.7 inches. That’s just 1.9 inches short of the all-time record of 107.6 inches set in the winter of 1995-96.

With more snow in the forecast, the old record may only have hours to stand.

Mar 04 11:23

MORE GLOBAL WARMING! Snow, Wintry Mix to Precede Freeze-Up for Nearly 100 Million

A storm set to bring travel problems along a 1,500-mile stretch from the Central states into the Northeast will continue to bring an onslaught of snow, sleet and rain throughout Wednesday.

Mar 04 10:20

Record-Breaking Cold Possible Before Weekend Warm-Up

The spring thaw is almost here, but before it arrives, temperatures will take one more plunge to potentially record-breaking numbers.

Mar 04 10:20

March Freeze to Bring More Potentially Record-Breaking Cold

It may be March, but winter is not over yet.

More potentially record-breaking cold temperatures are in the forecast for Chicago this week, beginning Wednesday.

Mar 04 10:19

Record-Breaking Cold Likely in the First Week of March

The record-breaking cold we saw in February will continue into the first week of March for a number of cities in the Midwest, South and Northeast.

Dozens of record lows will be threatened late this week, and some cities could see their coldest temperatures in decades for so late in the season.

Mar 04 08:12

The brutal Northeast winter is a 'horror show' for fishermen

Waterways around the Northeast are beset by ice that is more than a foot thick in some places, making life miserable for those who make their living on the water.

Scott Werner of Portland said this winter has been "a horror show" for lobster fishermen like himself. The ice has prevented him from getting his boat out to fish in recent weeks, and cut into his ability to make money in the already slow winter lobstering season, he said.

Mar 03 11:42

Great Lakes ice cover over 88%, more than last year

How rough a winter has it been on the Great Lakes? Ask the crew of the freighter Arthur M. Anderson — whenever they make it back to port.

The 767-foot bulk carrier, due in port a week ago, was only just west of St. Ignace in northern Lake Michigan as of Monday afternoon, making its way to its winter layover port in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The Anderson — famously the last ship to receive communication from the freighter Edmund Fitzgerald before it sank during an intense storm on Lake Superior in November 1975, killing all 29 crew members — was stuck in ice west of the Mackinac Bridge all day Sunday. A U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker had to free it, the boatnerd.com reported.

Mar 03 10:10

Winter storm knocked out power to more than 400,000 over three days

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) says last week's winter storm knocked out power to more than 400,000 Carolinas customers over three days. The most out any one time was about 220,000 customers who found themselves in the dark early Feb. 25.

Mar 03 09:27

Cold temperatures, frozen pipes force closings of 5 Baltimore restaurants in 10 days

Health codes stipulate that any business that serves food must have hot and cold running water. The Baltimore City Health Department closed five food service businesses that were without hot and/or cold running water between Feb. 17 and 27.

Mar 03 07:47

Frigid February closes coldest since 1979 in Washington, D.C.

After a mild December and chilly, but tranquil January, February 2015 was almost like an entire winter wrapped up into just one month.

The average temperature of 30.3F at Washington, D.C. Reagan National Airport was the coldest monthly average temperature of any month of the 2000s (including all Januarys). You have to go all the way back to January 1994 (just over twenty years ago) to find a colder month, when the average temperature was 28.8F.

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Mar 03 07:46

The cold and snow of February were record breaking. Is March going to offer a respite? (Spoiler: No)

Looking to break out of winter’s icy clutches? The Weather Network has some bad news — you’re stuck in a frigid embrace for a while longer.

Mar 03 07:46

Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston.

Mar 03 07:45

Near record cold Tuesday followed by snow and ice in the afternoon and evening

Overnight, under partly cloudy skies, temperatures will approach record setting low temperatures.

Mar 03 07:45

Record cold, record snow turns February into one long month

Anyone in New England can tell you that this is one of the worst winters ever (or, as they say in Boston, evah!)

Now here comes the National Weather Service with the data to prove it.

The period from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28 was one of the worst on record according to National Weather Service data for Boston, Hartford and Worcester.

Mar 03 07:44

More snow coming, cold Feb. set records

The Tuesday afternoon rush could be messy, with up to an inch of snow expected. Wednesday night brings the possibility of another significant snowfall.

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FLASHBACK - March 20, 2000

Mar 03 07:43

Record-Breaking Cold Likely in the First Week of March

The record-breaking cold we saw in February will continue into the first week of March for a number of cities in the Midwest, South and Northeast.

Mar 02 16:05

Thousands visit Lake Superior ice caves; photos are awe-inspiring

Visitors showed up by the thousands over the weekend to see ice caves nestled into the shoreline of northern Wisconsin.

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore ice caves are located several miles outside of Bayfield, Wis., on a 12-mile stretch along the coast. In order to see the caves, Lake Superior has to freeze enough for spectators to walk over ice to the caves.

The ice was thick enough for the caves to open on Saturday, attracting nearly 12,000 people over the weekend, according to Julie Van Stappen, Chief of Planning & Resource Management at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Park officials had checked ice conditions Wednesday to make sure the ice was almost a foot thick to handle the foot traffic.

Mar 02 09:52

In Search Of... The Coming Ice Age

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Hosted by Leonard Nimoy, this 1977 program warned of a coming ice age. Maybe Mr. Spock was right all along! :)

Mar 02 09:10

Science as the New Religion

When money and power are involved, those standing to gain the most will say and do anything to push their agenda forward. Five centuries ago, saying and doing anything involved exploiting people’s superstitions and their faith in religion. Today, saying and doing anything means also exploiting science.

Mar 02 08:32

February cold in Montreal breaks 115-year-old record

If over the course of the past month, you’ve remarked that February seemed to be “SO MUCH COLDER” this year than in years past, you now have science backing you up.

Environment Canada has confirmed this February was the coldest February in more than 100 years. The average temperature in Montreal last month was -15C. The previous record was set in 1979, when the average temps were a balmy -14.5C.

Mar 02 08:32

'March'ing into another month of cold? Brace yourselves.

Let's get this out of the way first: the coldest March ever was in 1885.

It was 20.4 degrees.

That's a pretty formidable record.

Coming off February's all-time coldest mark out of any month in Buffalo's recorded weather history, however, could 2015's frigidity score records in back-to-back months?

It's probably unlikely, but March will get a running start this week.

That's because the average forecast temperature between today and Saturday is 22.2 degrees.

Mar 02 08:31

Record Cold Temps for NY Cities, Boston Close to Snowfall Record

After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England is entering March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record.

Mar 02 08:30

Northeast Ohio breaks all-time February record

February 2015 will go down as the coldest February on record in Northeast Ohio.

But, this record comes as no really surprise to anyone who braved the last 28 days in Cleveland with day after day of record cold temperatures that brought the average daily temperature down firmly into record territory.

Mar 02 08:29

February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston.

"We're the standout globally," said Art DeGaetano, director of the Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University. "It's colder in Siberia, but we're the farthest below normal."

Mar 01 10:24

Autopsy: 22nd cold-related death in Cook County this season

The death of a 47-year-old woman in November has been determined to be cold-related, pushing the number of such deaths to 22 this season, officials said.

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Not counting the homeless, who may not be found until the spring melt.

Mar 01 09:45

After Another Record Cold Start More Snow on the Way

Well the calendar says a new month has begun but it is the same old story. Record cold and more snow. We set a new record low once again at Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. The low temperature was -8 which broke the old record of -5 which was set just last year.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all of Western Massachusetts from noon this afternoon until 7 am Monday morning.

Mar 01 09:44

February 2015 Ties 140-Year Record for Cold Temps

Record-setting cold hit northern Illinois Saturday morning, with 10 below zero recorded at O’Hare Airport and 16 below zero in Rockford on the final day of February. The previous record cold for Feb. 28 was set in 1884, at zero degrees.

The National Weather Service reports that February’s average of 14.6 degrees ties the record set in February 1875. Official measurements will be released on Sunday.

Mar 01 09:44

More snow on the way as midstate exits coldest February in recorded history

It won't be official until midnight, but the midstate is set to tally the coldest February since forecasters began recording temperatures in 1888.

Mar 01 09:43

Morning Low Temperature Breaks 131-Year Record

Winter's icy grip remains firm on the last day of February, as yet another cold record is broken.

The low temperature recorded at O'Hare International Airport Saturday morning was -10 degrees. This new low shattered the record low temperature of 0 degrees for Feb. 28, which was recorded in 1884, according to the National Weather Service.

Mar 01 09:43

Cleveland closes out coldest February on record

March might begin like a lion but at least the most chilling February in recorded history for Cleveland is in the past.

February set records for average low, average high and the most days of sub-zero temperatures.

In fact, the temperature was last above freezing nearly three weeks ago - when the high reached 34 degrees on Feb. 11.

Mar 01 09:43

Record cold recorded in several Iowa cities

An arctic winter weather system hovering over Iowa has led to several record-breaking cold temperature readings in the state.

The National Weather Service says Mason City hit a record low of 18 degrees below zero at 6 a.m. Friday, shattering its 115-year-old record for February 27rg of 12-below, set in 1899.

Mar 01 09:42

Chicago Ties 140-Year Record for Coldest February

As February came to a close Saturday, Chicago tied for one more cold-related record.

With a high around 20 degrees on Saturday, the average temperature for the month was 14.6 degrees, which ties the record for the coldest February in Chicago recorded in 1875, according to the National Weather Service.

Mar 01 09:41

February Was The Coldest Month On Record

There’s cold, there’s frigid, and there’s February 2015 in greater Hartford.

Colder than Boston, which got buried under nearly 65 inches of snow.

Colder than Juneau, Alaska (average temperature for the month through Thursday: 31.7 degrees, 1.6 above normal).

Mar 01 09:41

Pittsburgh On Track For 2nd-Coldest February On Record

If you think it’s been a cold February in Pittsburgh, you’re right – near-record cold, in fact.

The National Weather Service says the city is on track for the second-coldest February since record-keeping began in 1871.

Mar 01 09:41

Chicago ties 140-year-old record for coldest February

Saturday's below-zero temperatures at O'Hare International Airport trumped a record low of zero degrees set in 1884, capping a month that tied the coldest February on record -- that of 1875.

Mar 01 09:41

Winter Storm Gavin bringing snow, record cold to CT

The last day of February will bring more cold temperatures before Winter Storm Gavin is set to hit the state on the first day of March.

Mar 01 09:04

Snow forecast for ALL 50 states: Records continue to tumble as the country experiences coldest month in decades

All 50 states of America will see snow this week as the nation is plunged into the coldest month for decades.

For the first time since 2010, meteorologists predict two snow storms barreling through the country in the next seven days will engulf Florida - a usually snow-less state.

It comes as cold weather records continue to fall across the country, with February declared the coldest month in New York for 81 years.

The average temperature in the Big Apple over the last four weeks has been 24F - 11 degrees below normal. New York joins other metropolitan areas such as Chicago and Pittsburgh, which have also experienced their most frigid February in decades.

As the mercury continues to plummet, ice breakers are being deployed by the US Coast Guard to create ferry and shipping lanes along the Hudson River in New York and the Delaware in Philadelphia.

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Mauna Kea, on the Big Island, Hawaii!

Mar 01 08:43

Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) Snowball in the Senate (C-SPAN)

Mar 01 08:32

Climate Revolt Spreads

The biggest group, and the generals in this war on carbon, have no real interest in the facts or science of global climate change – they see climate alarmism as a great opportunity to achieve their goal of creating an unelected global government. They have even laid out their plans in a document called Agenda 21.

This group naturally includes the United Nations and all of its subsidiaries, the EU, and left wing politicians and media everywhere. At a news conference in Brussels recently, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but “to change the economic development model” i.e. destroy what is left of free enterprise and private property.

Feb 28 17:46

More Bad News for Alarmists: Polar Bears Doing Just Fine

Today, as I’m sure you know, is International Polar Bear Day. And I’m afraid the news is bad…

…Bad news, that is, for all those environmentalists from David Attenborough downwards who have spent the last few years assiduously bigging up the polar bear as a “threatened species.”

As I’ve argued before, any species which has experienced a five-fold increase in its population in the last fifty years (in the 60s there were about 5,000 of them; now there are around 25,000), sounds less like a rare and endangered creature and more like a verminous, out-of-control menace in sore need of culling.

Feb 28 09:43

Record snowfall blankets region, ‘slow recovery’ forecast Saturday

A thin coating of ice was making driving treacherous Saturday morning with forecasters advising drivers to stay off roads until this afternoon if at all possible.

While traffic was light, the few drivers were facing slippery conditions.The Fort Worth mixmaster near downtown Fort Worth was proving to be a challange and conditions were difficult throughout the area.

“It’s pretty slick out there and it’s not going to get any better out there until late this afternnon,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Jesse Moore.

Temperatures aren’t expected to climb above freezing until mid-afternoon and another band of freezing drizzle was moving northward into the DFW area from the south.

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Tomorrow is March!

Feb 27 12:38

February 2015 Breaks 100-Year-Old Denver Snow Record

February 2015 officially broke the record as Denver’s snowiest February in history on Thursday evening.

The most snow ever recorded in Denver for the month of February was 22.1 inches, back in 1912. That stood for over 100 years, until Thursday.

Feb 27 12:15

Coldest February in 140 years grips Detroit in deep freeze

The last time February was colder in Detroit, Ulysses S. Grant was president, the city's garages were horse barns and the first Carhartt jacket had yet to be sewn.

With one day to go, February 2015's average temperature is 14.5 degrees. That's the coldest since 1875, when the average temperature was 12.2 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

And Friday's high isn't expected to be much more than 20 degrees, said National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Thompson.

Feb 27 12:02

February now coldest month on record in London

The City of London is marking the coldest month on record this February, beating the last low by a whole degree.

According to Environment Canada, the mean temperature in London so far this month has been -12.7 C, that's 8.2 C below the normal average of -4.5 C.

The previous coldest February on record was in 1978, when the average temperature was -11.7 C.

Feb 27 12:01

Record snow? Weekend storm may break Boston record

Boston may hit a snowfall record this weekend as another round of snow moves in Sunday night.

Models show the system bringing only 3 to 6 inches across the region, but that may be enough to topple the snowfall total record for Boston.

Feb 27 12:01

Four photos of slush waves that’ll chill your bones

If only photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh had a specially designed “slurfboard,” he could be riding the semi-frozen waves rolling onto the shores of Nantucket. Instead, the intrepid photographer resorted snapping these shots while “absolutely freezing on the beach.”

“When I pulled up to the beach I could see the horizon just look strange,” he wrote, adding that the high temperature that day was a bone-chilling 19 degrees. “When I got to the top off the dunes I saw that beginning about 300 yards away from the shoreline the ocean was starting to freeze.”

Feb 27 12:00

Slurpee waves! The moment semi-frozen breakers rolled ashore in New England amid record cold

Plummeting temperatures have broken hundreds of winter records across the country - making February one of the coldest months in history.

But in New England, it has gotten so cold even the waves are starting to freeze.

These incredible photos of so-called 'slurpee waves' were taken by surfer Jonathan Nimerfroh in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

He took his camera out when he noticed the horizon looked strange - and then spotted the surf had turn slushy.

Feb 27 11:59

Forecast: Record cold Thursday night in SE Michigan

Instead, clearing skies, dry air, light wind, and an Arctic airmass overhead are perfect conditions for another night of radiational cooling (we’ve seen so many this winter) -- a very efficient mechanism for sharply falling temperatures. By dawn Friday, temperatures in the Urban Heat Island should be close to our official record low of -4°, set back in 1934.

Feb 27 08:33

Seven extreme cold warnings issued in K-W in 2015, frigid temperatures expected once again today

Bundle up, we are under another extreme cold warning with wind chill values expected to dip into the -30?s Friday morning.

This is the seventh extreme cold warning issued in Waterloo Region this year, five of those issued in February alone.

Feb 27 08:23

BEX ALERT - This winter is sunniest since records began

This winter is set to become the sunniest since records began in 1929.

Feb 26 15:31

Undersea Volcanoes May Be Impacting Climate Change

A new study claims that volcanic eruptions along the ocean floor may impact earth’s climate cycle and that predictive models, including those that analyze humanity’s impact on climate change, may need to be modified.

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Snap quiz: How many active volcanoes and thermal vents are there on the floors of the world's oceans? Don't know? Don;t feel bad; it's a trick question. Nobody knows how many active volcanoes and thermal vents are there on the floors of the world's oceans. And if they don't know that, then any models are just expensive computerized wild-assed guesses on which national policy (meaning a carbon tax) should not be based.

Feb 26 15:29

BEX ALERT - Scientists now know why global warming has slowed down and it’s not good news for us

It’s been called the “hiatus,” “pause,” or “slowdown” and has been a favored meme of climate skeptics for years.

Despite the continued increase of greenhouse gas emissions from us, rise of global surface temperatures has been easing since 1998.

Two new studies published this week examine the origins of the“pause,” and, surprisingly, suggest that it may persist for years even in our notably warming world.

Feb 26 11:29

Near record low possible Thursday night in Ann Arbor

We're in for a cold day and snowy weekend, Ann Arbor.

The temperature was 8 degrees Fahrenheit at about 7 a.m. Feb. 26 at Ann Arbor Municipal Airport, according to the National Weather Service.

While temperatures are set to rise as high as 13 degrees on Thursday, night will be the greatest concern when temperatures could fall to near record lows, according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook by the National Weather Service.

Feb 26 11:29

February on track for coldest on record in Tri Cities, Weather Service says

Saginaw and the surrounding area has been cold this month.

So cold, according to the National Weather Service, that it could be the coldest February on record.

Feb 26 11:25

More record-breaking cold on tap before it turns warmer

February's arctic grip on New Jersey will continue to throw down the gauntlet to daily record lows to close out the month, but less extreme conditions are on the way -- and soon.

Although, residents today felt temperatures in the mid 30s, which was significantly warmer than the last few days, it was still on the colder side of historical averages for this time of year.

Tonight, the Garden State will drop back into the teens with a slight wind.

Feb 26 11:25

Maine cold weather records falling as fast as temperatures themselves

With four days left until the end of the month, everything remains on track for this to go down as the coldest February on record in Caribou and Bangor.

“We are still teetering on the brink of breaking the February record,” Tony Mignon, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Caribou, said late Tuesday night. “But there is not much left in the month and it looks like it will be pretty cold for the most part.”

An average temperature of 2.4 degrees — 10.9 degrees below normal for the month — has folks in northern Maine toughing it out as best they can.

Feb 26 11:22

BEX ALERT - Even as the eastern U.S. freezes, there’s less cold air in winter than ever before

Yet, in what may seem like a paradox, the amount of wintertime cold air circulating around the Northern Hemisphere is shrinking to record low levels. This winter (2014-2015) is on track to see the most depleted cold air supply ever measured.

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Can you believe these guys? "Yes it was very cold, but it's just an itty-bitty-teensy-weensy cold and should not cause you to ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVER doubt the most holy revealed dogma of human-caused global warming, as handed down by the First Church of Saint Al of the Gore!"

And this frozen pile of bovine excrement is coming from no less than the Washington Post (that bastion of truth in the Watergate days), and supposed official word from the US Government.

Back in 2000, the Carbonazis were claiming there would be no more snow and ice because of human-caused global warming. Only last November the media proclaimed that this winter, unlike the several before it, would see no new cold weather records. And here we are, with centuries-old cold records falling like flies on the doorstep to March, and still they are pushing the global warming agenda.

Has the Washington Post no shame? Are they on drugs? Do they own stock in carbon trading firms? Or do they just lack the courage and integrity to admit they were wrong?

Feb 26 07:50

CBC now saying record cold and snow created by human-caused global warming!

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These Carbonazis never stop!

Feb 25 12:39

Bad news for warmists: Sun has entered 'weakest solar cycle in a century'

The conceit that human production of carbon dioxide is capable of driving the earth’s climate is running smack into the sun. CO2 accounts for a mere 0.039% of the atmosphere, while the sun accounts for 99.86% of all of the mass in our entire solar system. And Ol’ Sol is not taking the insult lightly. Vencore Weather reports:

For the past 5 days, solar activity has been very low and one measure of solar activity – its X-ray output – has basically flatlined in recent days (plot below courtesy NOAA/Space Weather Prediction Center). Not since cycle 14 peaked in February 1906 has there been a solar cycle with fewer sunspots.

Feb 25 12:38

FLASHBACK 2013 - Solar activity heads for lowest low in four centuries

The sun's activity is in free fall, according to a leading space physicist. But don't expect a little ice age. "Solar activity is declining very fast at the moment," Mike Lockwood, professor of space environmental physics at Reading University, UK, told New Scientist. "We estimate faster than at any time in the last 9300 years."

Feb 25 12:37

Record Cold And Snow Destroy Global Warming Claims

Yet another bitterly cold, snowy winter is destroying alarmist global warming claims, proving once again that over-the-top global warming predictions are proving no more scientifically credible than snake oil.

This morning, stunning photos show New England lobster boats frozen in port, looking like they are stranded deep within the Arctic Circle. The boats have been frozen in place for weeks, which would be remarkable enough if this were the middle of January. However, the calendar is about to turn to March.

Feb 25 12:36

Temperatures dip to minus 11, setting record low

This morning’s temperature of minus 11 just after 5 a.m. broke a 101-year-old record, according to the National Weather Service.

Feb 25 12:36

February continues to break cold temperature records

The Finger Lakes region continues to break cold-temperature records this February, and temperatures will likely stay low until the end of the month.

Ithaca-area residents woke up to another morning in the negatives. At one point this morning, it was -19.1 degrees in Ithaca, according to data from the Northeast Regional Climate Center on Game Farm Road in Ithaca.

Feb 25 12:36

February is four days from hitting official record as coldest ever

The coldest month in Buffalo’s 145 years of weather-keeping is four days from being consigned to the record books. The only questions remaining are what the final tallies will show.

Feb 25 12:35

Relentless Record Cold Tightens Grip Across U.S.

Twenty-three states had temperatures at or below zero on Tuesday as snow, sleet, and rain paralyzed parts of the South.

Feb 25 11:43

See ice covering Tahquamenon Falls

Ice has covered Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

"The water is flowing beneath the ice, but we have never seen the left side froze over before," the Tahquamenon Falls State Park posted on Facebook on Tuesday.

Feb 25 10:36

Global Warming in Buffalo, New York!

Feb 25 08:16

Mini Ice Age 2015-2035 | 100+ Year Temperature Records Dropping Like Flies & 10.7cm Flux Down 30%


So yet again, the sun has fallen absolutely silent, and has been so for three days. This comes at the presumed height of the current solar maximum in April ’14. We can see that the F10.7cm flux – a measure of UV radiation – is down approximately 30% from 3 months ago.

NASA’s own website (http://solarscience.msfc.nasa.gov/pre...) states that the F10.7 flux is “an important indicator of solar activity because it tends to follow the changes in the solar ultraviolet that influence the Earth’s upper atmosphere and ionosphere.” Decreasing UV radiation, lower solar winds, allow for more cosmic radiation from interstellar space to interact with the upper atmosphere and leads to greater cloud formation. More clouds means more sunlight refracted before hitting the surface of the planet, which leads to more cooling effects.

Feb 24 18:53

Betrayed By Science, The Church of Global Warming Can Still Burn a Heretic or Two

To appreciate the psychology of the global-warming cult, one must understand a few contextual details. Most importantly, these are times of panic for the Church of Global Warming. Science has failed them. The global warming they predicted is going into its third decade of not happening. Polar ice and sea levels aren’t doing what they predicted. Much of their seminal research has been exposed as academic fraud, based on cute little games like ignoring large periods of history that don’t conform to their man-made climate change models, fudging temperature measurements, and changing the methodology for recording and estimating global temperatures at during different historical periods. Their recent attempts to scare up a few headlines favorable to the movement, such as the big media fuss about 2014 being the “hottest year in history,” have collapsed under scrutiny as exaggerations or outright falsifications.

Feb 24 17:04

Climate researcher questions Cyclone Marcia’s category 5 status

A CLIMATE researcher at Central Queensland University has claimed the weather bureau’s Cyclone Marcia forecasts were inaccurate and irresponsible.

Jennifer Morohasy said the bureau had used computer modelling rather than early readings from weather stations to determine that Marcia was a category 5 cyclone, not a category 3.

Feb 24 17:03

Views on global warming led to weather bureau staff exaggerating strength of Cyclone Marcia, claims scientist

WEATHER bureau staff are so blinded by the view that global warming will produce more intense cyclones that they exaggerated Cyclone Marcia’s size, a scientist says.

Jennifer Marohasy said the bureau had invested hundreds of millions in having researchers investigate the impacts of human-induced global warming and this had coloured its views.

“They want to have more intense cyclones. (As Marcia passed) they ignored the observational data and it’s not good enough,” she said.

Feb 24 15:32

ICE AGE NOW: Global Cooling Continues - Hudson River Freezes Over In New York, 120 Miles Of 1.5 FEET OF THICK SNOW; Minnesota Records A "TEETH-CHATTERING" -41C Degrees!

In some places the 120-mile long river is coated in ice 1.5ft thick, forcing the authorities to deploy icebreakers.

Feb 24 13:06

Heavy snow en route to Grand Rapids, low visibility reported along Lakeshore

The heaviest batch of Tuesday's snow now is hitting the Lakeshore, with visibilities less than a quarter mile being reported, according to the weather service.

And it's making a beeline for the Grand Rapids metro area.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. Tuesday for all of West Michigan concerning snow, windy conditions and brutally cold wind chill readings.

Feb 24 12:49

Snow makes travel hazardous, shuts Mackinac Bridge

Snow and wind are making travel difficult in parts of Michigan, forcing officials to shut down the Mackinac Bridge.

State police say the shutdown Tuesday morning comes amid near-zero visibility from blowing snow in the Straits of Mackinac. The five-mile bridge connects Michigan’s Upper and Lower peninsulas.

Feb 24 10:13

RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE SET AT CONCORD NH

A RECORD LOW TEMPERATURE OF -21 DEGREES WAS SET AT CONCORD NH
TODAY FEBRUARY 24. THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF -17 SET IN 1894.

Feb 24 09:48

Syracuse sets record-breaking cold temperatures, receives above average snow accumulation for month of February

The last few weeks in Syracuse haven’t just been cold — they’ve been historically cold.

As of Monday, this month marks the coldest February in the city of Syracuse since 1902.

Feb 24 09:47

Boulder Breaks Snow Total Record For February, Denver’s February Also One Of Snowiest

Snow totals continue coming in for the storm system that has been hitting Colorado over the past few days, and there are some impressive stats.

Boulder broke a record for the month of February — for both the snowiest and wettest February on record.

Westminster checked in with 20.5 inches, apparently the highest snow total we’ve seen in the Denver metro area.

Feb 24 09:47

Wednesday Storm Could Break Denver’s All-Time February Snow Record

With two more storms to arrive before the month ends, Denver is inching toward a new mark in the record books.

This past weekend’s long-duration storm event brought 10.5 inches officially, bringing the total snow so far in February to 17.2 inches.

That’s just 4.9 inches shy of tying the all-time snowiest February on record when 22.1 inches fell in 1912.

Feb 24 09:46

Weather: More Record Cold For Delaware Valley

In what is now a record setting month for much of the region, 5 new daily record lows fell this morning.

Philadelphia is now 9.2° below average for February – a number that is sure to fall even further by the end of the week – which puts it into the top 5 coldest Februaries of record. Except for a quick surge into the 30s on Wednesday, highs will remain in the 20s.

Feb 24 09:46

Record cold at DC-area airport as region’s freeze continues

Bitter temperatures have broken a record at Dulles International Airport in the Washington, D.C. area.

Dan Hofmann, a meteorologist with The National Weather Service, says the temperature dipped down to 4 below zero at Dulles International Airport on Tuesday, shattering the previous record of 14 degrees, set in 1967.

Feb 24 09:45

Daily Record Low Smashed – February Record Low Tied

It’s yet another morning with record cold! This is the 6th day this month temperatures have fallen to record levels. We smashed the record for today which was -5 set back in 1948. It’s one of the coldest mornings in western Massachusetts recorded history. Just like Saturday morning when we tied the all-time lowest February temperature at Westover (-19), we did again this morning. We got down to -19 once again! The coldest winter morning for *any* month ever recorded at Westover is -22. By the way, on this day in 1985 we hit 71 degrees, the warmest temperature recorded in the month of February!

Here are some morning lows from across the area. Orange -21, Westover -19, Fitchburg -15, Barnes -12, North Adams -12, Bradley -8, Worcester -7, Hartford -4, Providence, -3, Boston +2.

Feb 24 09:45

Record cold start for Tuesday morning

This is the 5th record low set this month.

Feb 24 09:44

Record cold dips Portland to frosty 11 below

The icy temperature breaks a record set in 1956.

Feb 24 09:44

Record cold temperatures grip Akron area as thousands endure power outage

Ohio Edison crews restored power to thousands of residents in southeast Akron Monday night as the temperature plunged to break two all-time records.

Feb 24 09:44

Record cold: Check out frigid temps across Maine, NH

How cold was it at your house overnight? Many areas saw record cold temperatures this morning.

Check out some of the bitter cold temps from across the area.

First Connecticut Lake, NH: -35
Whitefield, NH: -33
Estcourt Station: -30
Berlin, NH: -27
Sidney: -24
Gorham: -23
Sebago: -22
Wiscasset: -21
Sanford: -20
Lewiston: -17
Portland: -11 (New record)

Feb 24 09:43

More Record Cold…

More record cold is on the way tonight! Oh I have been just full of good news lately. Another arctic cold front moved through during the day today and with it comes frigid temperatures and brutal wind chills through tomorrow. But let’s start with tonight, the forecast calls for -2°F for the shoreline towns, this would SHATTER the 47 year old record of 12°F which was set back in 1968. Inland, even colder, the forecast calls for -10°F, some towns in the higher elevations will likely be -15°F. This would also SHATTER the 108 year old record of -4°F which was set back in 1907, which is before the Titanic sank in 1912!

Feb 24 09:43

Temperatures dip to minus 11, setting record low

This morning’s temperature of minus 11 just after 5 a.m. broke a 101-year-old record, according to the National Weather Service.

The previous record of minus 1 was set in 1914.

Feb 24 07:38

FLASHBACK 2010 - UN climate change panel based claims on student dissertation and magazine article

The revelation will cause fresh embarrassment for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which had to issue a humiliating apology earlier this month over inaccurate statements about global warming.

The IPCC's remit is to provide an authoritative assessment of scientific evidence on climate change.

In its most recent report, it stated that observed reductions in mountain ice in the Andes, Alps and Africa was being caused by global warming, citing two papers as the source of the information.

However, it can be revealed that one of the sources quoted was a feature article published in a popular magazine for climbers which was based on anecdotal evidence from mountaineers about the changes they were witnessing on the mountainsides around them.

Feb 24 07:36

FLASHBACK 2010 - UN report that said Himalayan glaciers would melt within 25 years was all hot air

Claims by the world's leading climate scientists that most of the Himalayan glaciers will vanish within 25 years were last night exposed as nonsense.

The alarmist warning appeared two years ago in a highly influential report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

At the time the IPCC insisted that its report contained the latest and most detailed evidence yet of the risks of man-made climate change to the planet.
The Himalayas

But the experts behind the warning have now admitted their claim was not based on hard science - but a news story that appeared in the magazine New Scientist in the late 1990s.

That story was itself based on a telephone conversation with an Indian scientist who has since admitted it was little more than speculation.

Feb 24 07:35

FLASHBACK 2010 - United Nations caught out again on climate claims

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change based the claims on an unpublished report that had not been subjected to routine scientific scrutiny - and ignored warnings from scientific advisers. The report's author later withdrew the claim because the evidence was too weak.

The link was central to demands at last month's Copenhagen climate summit by African nations for compensation of $US100 billion from the rich nations.

Feb 24 07:34

FLASHBACK 2013 - IPCC 's Bogus Evidence for Global Warming

The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was set up by the United Nations in 1988 and has been trying very hard to demonstrate the threat of a dangerous human influence on climate due to the emission of greenhouse gases. This is in line with their Charter, which directs the IPCC to assemble reports in support of the Global Climate Treaty -- the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) of Rio de Janeiro.

It is interesting that IPCC "evidence" was based on peer-reviewed publications - but (reluctantly) abandoned only after protracted critiques from outside scientists. E-mails among members of the IPCC team, revealed in the 2009 'Climategate' leak, describe their strenuous efforts to silence such critiques, often using unethical methods.

Feb 24 07:12

Pachauri Quits UN Climate Panel After Harassment Allegation

Rajendra Pachauri, who supervised work on the two most detailed studies of climate change ever completed, stepped down as head of the United Nations panel studying the science after allegations he sexually harassed a colleague.

The chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change wrote in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon that he would resign on Tuesday because he may be unable to provide the panel the leadership it needs.

His decision removes from the climate debate one of the most prominent and authoritative voices calling for the reining in in greenhouse gases.

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"Authoritative?" Read his background. He is an electrical engineer who spent most of his career working for India's Railroads. He is not a scientist. He is not a climatologist. He is, like Al Gore, only peripherally knowledgeable about the subject he promotes.

Feb 23 10:54

Weekend storm dumps more snow on still-buried Northeast

A winter storm dropped another sizable amount of snowfall in the area over the weekend with some places recording upwards of 10 inches. (Video via The Weather Channel)

When it's all said and done this weekend, Washington, D.C., could get 6 inches, Baltimore up to 10 and Boston adding to snow-filled streets with 5 inches.

In Boston especially, the silver lining is hard to make out, buried as it is under record snowfall.

Feb 23 10:53

Winter Weather: Southern Plains, South Hit by Sleet, Freezing Rain, Snow

Snow, sleet and freezing rain made a mess of Texas on Monday — part of a winter weather pattern that threatened a 2,000-mile stretch of the country from California to the Carolinas.

More than 1,100 flights were canceled at the Dallas airports, more than 700 schools were forced to close, and authorities warned that roads were dangerously slick. Thunder and lightning accompanied the wintry mix, and a driver was killed, The Weather Channel reported.

Feb 23 10:53

PHOTOS: Winter Storm Snarls Travel in the Virginias, Turns Deadly in Tennessee

A robust winter storm, covering a stretch of nearly 2,000 miles, spread a swath of snow and ice from the central U.S. to the Northeast over the weekend. The storm began Friday night over the central Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley before departing from the Northeast Sunday morning.

In Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam elevated the state of emergency declaration to a level two due to "major impacts to infrastructure power and roads" throughout the state, the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), reported. The storm death toll in Tennessee increased to 22 on Sunday afternoon. More than 44,000 customers remained without power in the state as of Sunday afternoon, according to TEMA.

Feb 23 10:53

More snow forecast for Colorado, 4 Corners

More snow was in the forecast Monday for parts of the Rockies and Southwest after a storm brought heavy snow over the weekend, a welcome dose of moisture after a month of fairly dry weather.

Feb 23 10:45

Amid record cold temperatures, watch for snow

Monday's sunny skies aren't much comfort amid -35 wind chills, and soon even the sun will be a casualty of Ontario's bitter winter.

As extreme cold warnings cover almost the entire province from north to south, meteorologists are warning of more snow, coming down in the afternoon for the northwest and reaching the south through the day Tuesday.

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Reader photo from New England. Note the stop sign.

Feb 23 10:44

More record cold this week

Our weather pattern is a record breaking machine. After several record lows last week, 5 record lows are in jeopardy this week. We are also on pace now to come very close to the all time record for the coldest and snowiest February since 1871. Not only could this February be the coldest on record, but it has the chance to be the 2nd coldest month ever on record for Toledo. So think about it, out of the 1,730 months on record, this month will either end up as the 2nd or 3rd coldest. Not even the historic winter of 2014 can compare with this February in terms of cold or snow. Currently the coldest February ever recorded was in 1978 with an average temperature of 11.8° (we will be around 11.5° to 12.0° this year if the forecast holds). The coldest month on the books for Toledo was January of 1977 with an average temperature of 9.6°.

Feb 23 10:44

Toronto breaks 43-year-old temperature record as frigid cold continues

Toronto has broken a 43-year-old temperature record for this date as an arctic air mass continues to hover over the city.

At 5 a .m. the temperature hit – 20.1 C at Pearson International Airport, breaking the previous record for February 23 of – 19.4 C (1972).

Things aren’t going to improve anytime soon either.

According to Environment Canada, the temperature will not surpass – 16 C today and the wind chill will make it feel closer to – 33.

Feb 23 10:44

Harrisburg on track to surpass coldest February on record, weather service says

With more bone-chilling temperatures expected this week, Harrisburg has a strong chance of surpassing the coldest February on record, according to the National Weather Service.

Through Sunday, the average temperature this month sat at 20.7 degrees, said Aaron Tyburski, a meteorologist with the weather service. That average factors in the high and low temperatures from the month's 22 days.

Harrisburg's all-time record-low average for February is 21.4 degrees. That record was set in 1934, according to weather service records, which stretch back to 1888.

Feb 23 10:42

Erie breaks another record for cold temperatures

Erie continues to shatter weather records during this brutally frigid winter.

Today's low of minus 7 degrees, recorded in the city at 7:45 a.m., is the coldest temperature ever recorded in Erie for Feb. 23, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland.

The previous record low for today's date was minus 4, which was set in 1889.

Wind chill temperatures this morning in Erie hovered around minus 20.

Feb 23 10:41

Toronto's extreme cold breaks record for Feb. 23

e are off to a chilly start to the week as an extreme cold warning from Environment Canada remains in effect for Toronto.

While the morning temperature hovers between -19 to -21 C, winds will make it feel like -30 to -40 C — well below the seasonal normals of 1 to -7 C.

According to The Weather Network, the 5 a.m. temperature of -20.1 C at Pearson airport broke the 1972 cold record of -19.4 C for Feb. 23.

Feb 23 10:40

Record cold morning, more Arctic air on the way

Monday morning is one for the “record books” as Grand Rapids has broken the record low for this date of -4 degrees, which had stood since 1989. As of 6 a.m., the mercury dropped to -5 degrees, with areas to the north and east of Grand Rapids dropping to -20 to -35! At least two more strong waves of Arctic air are on the way over the next 10 days.

Feb 23 10:29

Winter returns with snow in Las Vegas Valley

After a night of showers, some Las Vegas valley residents woke up to a cool surprise: Snow!

Parts of Summerlin were dusted with about one to two inches of snow, National Weather Service meteorologist Stan Czyzyk said.

At least one to two inches of snow was recorded in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. But Czyzyk said he wouldn’t be surprised if they received more.

Las Vegas police said three hikers were reported stranded in Red Rock Canyon near the Ice Box Canyon trail about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The search and rescue team were forced to delay the search until early Monday morning due to inclement weather. The hikers were advised to conduct a shelter in place until then.

Feb 23 09:50

BEX ALERT - Are Siberia's mysterious craters caused by climate change? Scientists find four new enormous holes in northern Russia

Four new mysterious giant craters have appeared in the Siberian permafrost in northern Russia, sparking fears that global warming may be causing gas to erupt from underground.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

If those are new craters, then why do they show erosional features?

UPDATE: A Geologist was written in to inform me that these features are called hydrolaccoliths, they are very common in permafrost, and as the name suggests, they are caused by water, not by methane.

Feb 23 08:45

Republicans To Investigate NASA Over Climate Data Tampering

With record heat (and drought) in the west and record cold (wet and snow) in the east, the global warming game-playing continues every day but the climate-gate rhetoric has increased vociferously since we first noted three weeks ago, the data that has been so relied upon to 'prove' global warming's trend was in fact manipulated. What The Telegraph called "the most extraordinary scandal of our times" - that of the "seasonally-adjusted" seasonal raw global temperature data - is about to be investigated by Congress. As Daily Caller reports, California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrbacher exclaimed "expect there to be congressional hearings into NASA altering weather station data to falsely indicate warming & sea rise."

Feb 23 08:11

FLASHBACK 2012 - Rising Temperatures Threaten Fundamental Change for Ski Slopes

Whether this winter turns out to be warm or cold, scientists say that climate change means the long-term outlook for skiers everywhere is bleak. The threat of global warming hangs over almost every resort, from Sugarloaf in Maine to Squaw Valley in California. As temperatures rise, analysts predict that scores of the nation’s ski centers, especially those at lower elevations and latitudes, will eventually vanish.


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Webmaster's Commentary: 

Another "Snow will be a thing of the past" epic fail, this one from the New York Times!

Feb 22 10:06

Bill Nye Tells MSNBC To Say Climate Change, Not Global Warming, When It’s Cold Out

Words are everything, even in the global warming debate. TV personality Bill Nye the “Science Guy” told MSNBC’s Joy Reid to use the phrase climate change, not global warming, when it’s so cold out.

“Let’s not confuse or interchange climate change with global warming,” Nye told Reid on Monday. “Global warming – The world is getting warmer. There is more carbon [dioxide] holding in more heat.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Where?!?

Nye's logical fallacy is that "Climate Change" can mean the climate is going either warmer or cooler. If it is going warmer and you believe the CO2 theory, then limiting CO2 makes sense. BUT ... if the world is cooling, then carbon taxes and carbon credits will make matters worse (again, if you believe the premise that CO2 dominated Earth's climate instead of that giant ball of fusing hydrogen in the sky, which BTW is entering a period of lower activity).

Is this Bill Nye's "Brian Williams/Bill O'Reilly" moment?

And let us not forget that back in 2000, all the "Climate Change" experts were declaring that snow was a thing of the past (UK Independent, March 20, 2000)

Feb 22 09:34

CLIMATEGATE: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY (UPDATED FOR WINTER 2015)

You are witness to one of the greatest frauds perpetrated on the people of planet Earth, to trick them out of their money and into obedience under the guise of the fight against Human-Caused Global Warming (now rebranded "Human Caused Climate Change" to explain away the icicles we were told were not going to happen). The global warming scare was concocted out of outright lies, purchased science, and scare mongering to trick you into being willing to pay carbon taxes to solve a non-existent crisis you were told was all your fault. And, of course, to lull you into accepting the dictates of a global government that needed to save the Earth from you icky-poo human beings.

It was all a lie. Here is how it happened.

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Feb 22 09:31

Republicans To Investigate Climate Data Tampering By NASA

Are government climate agencies tampering with climate data to show warming? Some Republicans think so. California Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher says to expect congressional hearings on climate data tampering.

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I would love to be there for those hearings!

If anyone here is able to contact Dana Rohrabacher please send him my Climategate Article.

Feb 21 10:28

Media Reports That GMO Science Is Settled Are Flat-Out Wrong

In the wake of prominent media reports about supposed scientific agreement on the safety of genetically engineered food, including a cover story in National Geographic that equates concerns about GMOs with climate change denial, U.S. Right to Know is calling on media to accurately report that the science on GMOs is contradictory, unsettled, and has been largely controlled by corporations that profit from GMO seeds and the pesticides that go with them.

“Unfortunately, many members of the media, and even some scientists, have been snookered by PR firms about a supposed scientific consensus on GMOs that doesn’t exist,” said Stacy Malkan, media director of U.S. Right to Know.

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I am glad National Geographic linked concern over GMO with global warming denial, as this winter (like the 5 before it) has demonstrated that the science is NOT settled!

Feb 21 09:15

John Casey: Brutal Winters Point to Planet Turning Colder

While the direction of climate change cannot be determined based on a single event, the collection of record-breaking winters shows that the planet is getting colder, climate expert John Casey tells Newsmax TV.

"Just about every American can now see that we've had a series of brutal, record-setting winters that are starting earlier, staying longer and breaking records that are 100 and 150 years old," Casey told J.D. Hayworth, who was joined by Republican strategist Ford O'Connell, on "America's Forum" Wednesday.

"Clearly, the planet is getting colder," said Casey, president of the Space and Science Research Corp.

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Feb 21 09:02

China Issues Snow Storm, Fog Warnings

China's national observatory warned on Saturday that a heavy snowstorm is expected to descend in northeast regions while dense fog will envelope some northern provinces.

Feb 20 12:47

Chillin’: Bostonians Build Snow Lounge With Fire Pit

When faced with a a pile of snow taller than a fence, Imgur user WeAreNotRealWeAreJaden and a few friends broke out the shovels, the fire pit, and the beer to show snow what American ingenuity is all about, with a little inspiration from our neighbors to the north. Behold, the snow pit:

Feb 20 11:26

Any which way but warm

Greenland is a place most people associate with cold. But the country currently finds itself in the grip of an intense cold snap that is trying the patience of even some of its hardiest residents.

How cold has it been? Extreme, say meteorologists. American scientists at Camp Summit, located at the highest point of the ice cap, 3,216m above sea level, measured a temperature of -64C on February 12. The temperature was just 3 degrees above the base’s record low of -67C.

Feb 20 09:23

Record freeze on Lake Ontario as 4,700 square miles of ice forms on Great Lakes IN ONE NIGHT

More than 4,700 square miles of ice formed over the Great Lakes in just one night on Tuesday.

The Arctic blast that swept the Midwest and Northeast saw a near-record amount of Lake Ontario was iced over, with just 20 per cent of open water left.

Overall 82 percent of the five water bodies sealed up.

Temperatures are expected to drop again on Thursday night, leading forecasters to predict that figure to climb significantly by Friday morning.

Feb 20 09:00

Middle East cold snap disrupts daily life

Another cold snap that hit the Middle East this week has disrupted daily life in Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel.

"The snowstorm has blocked several main roads in the West Bank," Loai Beni Ouda, a spokesman for Palestine's civil defense authorities, told The Anadolu Agency.

A number of West Bank cities have also experienced serious flooding.

Schools were closed for the day across Israel, while transport services were suspended in West Jerusalem.

Feb 20 09:00

Heavy winter storm descends on parts of Mideast

A heavy winter storm descended on parts of the Middle East on Friday, with snow forcing the closure of all roads leading in and out of Jerusalem and sprinkling Israel's desert with a rare layer of white.

Snow also fell in parts of the West Bank, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria as a cold front swept through the region.

Feb 20 09:00

Record snow in Istanbul and Snowstorm shuts Lebanon schools

Parts of the Middle East continue to grapple with blizzards as heavy snowfall breaks a chilling new record in Istanbul and a third snowstorm in Lebanon prompted the education minister to order all schools in mountainous areas to shut on Friday and Saturday.

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality said Thursday that the snowfall in Istanbul has broken a 28-year record in the Turkish city, with snow reaching as high as 75 cm in the Çatalca district, in the westernmost region of greater Istanbul, The Hurriyet Daily reported.

Feb 20 08:59

Brrrr: Cold breaks record; snow Saturday

The old low for Feb. 20 shattered like a falling icicle Friday morning.

It was minus 1 at 7:15 a.m. in White Plains. The former record of 5 degrees was set in 1966. The National Weather Service has a wind chill advisory in place because it can feel like 25 below when the wind blows.

Feb 20 08:55

IN PICTURES: Snow falls in Golan, Jerusalem, and even in Negev desert

Israelis in various regions of the country woke up to see white on Friday morning, with snow falling from the Golan Heights in the north to the Negev in the south overnight.

Some 20 cm. of snow fell in Jerusalem overnight and areas of the northern Golan Heights saw 30 cm. Small amounts of snow also fell in the southern cities of Arad, Dimona and Beersheba.

Snow in Rosh Pina forced the airport in the northern town to close on Friday morning. Schools were closed in the Golan Heights, Jerusalem and surrounding areas and in different parts of the Galilee.

Feb 20 08:52

PHOTO ESSAY ~~ THE OCCUPATION IN BLACK AND WHITE … LITERALLY

One would never guess that we were in the middle of an election campaign as snow in Jerusalem dominates the headlines today ..

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Feb 20 08:02

Record freezes in Northeast Florida, Southeast Georgia

If people thought Thursday morning was frigid in Northeast Florida, prepare for record freezing temperatures Friday, said Ben Nelson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Record lows also are expected to be approached in southeastern Georgia, Nelson said.

Nelson said a record low in the Jacksonville area of 28 degrees for Feb. 20, set in 1958, is almost guaranteed to fall Friday when temperatures are expected to hit 20 degrees at Jacksonville International Airport, with mid- to upper 20s from downtown to the Beaches.

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Reader photo of their frozen bird bath in Sarasota this morning.

Feb 20 07:50

Clearing Paths From Crisfield to Smith Island

With frigid temperatures expected to last for at least the next few days, it means the icebreaker in Crisfield is hard at work clearing a path through the frozen Tangier Sound.

Feb 20 07:50

DNR Icebreaker to Free Frozen Tangier Island

The largest icebreaker in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources fleet will make an out-of-state house call Saturday to free the frozen residents of Virginia’s Tangier Island.

Feb 20 07:48

Snowfall paralyzed Istanbul

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So much for "It's only cold in New England and the rest of the world is roasty-toasty!"

Feb 20 06:45

Lebanon blizzard blocks mountain roads; schools shut

Snow continued to fall on mountainous areas across Lebanon Friday, blocking roads, closing schools and leaving thousands stranded in their homes.

Dozens of villages in the eastern, northern and southern parts of the country were cut off by the blizzard.

Schools across Lebanon abided by Education Minister Elias Bou Saab’s decision to shut down Friday and Saturday due to the storm.

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So much for the Carbonazis' "It's only cold in New England" theory!

Feb 19 16:29

Really, really cold

The average temperature for each day this February (dark blue) compared to the 30-year "normal" average temperature for the date. The gap between the bars for each date is known as the "snot-freezing difference." (OK, that last part is made up.)

You know what's better than complaining about the weather? Complaining about the weather with numbers.

Feb 19 14:29

Yep, it's cold: Lake Erie has 98% ice cover

he Great Lakes ice cover continues to grow as winter weather slams the country. Lake Erie had 98% ice cover on Wednesday, according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory.

Lake Erie usually gets an extensive ice coverage because of how shallow the lake is, according to George Leshkevich with the Great Lakes Coastwatch. He says Erie isn't the only lake experiencing the deep freeze.

"The Great Lakes as a whole experienced 85.4% ice cover as of (Wednesday)," Leshkevich says.

Feb 19 09:38

Record-Breaking Cold Set to Hit Eastern U.S.

The Midwest and East Coast will suffer through subzero temperatures on Thursday and Friday

Feb 19 09:38

Historic Cold Not Over Yet

I did a little digging this morning and found some jaw-dropping numbers. For instance, in Boston, where the snow is literally measure in feet these days, they're within a foot of their all-time snowiest winter ever. That was the winter of 1995-96 at 107.6 inches. They're tied with the winter of 1993-1994 with 96.3 inches for second snowiest winter on record. Of the next five, only two were before 1990. As a side note, it's kind of interesting that in an era where 'snow would become a rare, exciting event,' that six of the top eight snowiest winters have occurred in the last 25 years.

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