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Feb 12 09:01

Global warming may become taught under the rubric of Faith

First nationwide survey of climate change education

February 11, 2016

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A composite image of the Western hemisphere of the Earth. Credit: NASA

How is climate change being taught in American schools? Is it being taught at all? And how are teachers addressing climate change denial in their classrooms, schools, and school districts?

Until today's release of NCSE's comprehensive nationwide survey, no one knew. The survey, conducted in concert with the respected nonpartisan Penn State University Survey Research Center, grilled over 1500 middle and high school science teachers. The results may floor you.

Feb 12 06:48

THE COLDEST VALENTINE’S (AKA MORE GLOBAL WARMING!)

Over the weekend, a major arctic outbreak could bring sub-zero temperatures as 20 states in the Midwest and the Northeast brace for possibly life-threatening wind chills.

Feb 11 20:14

Penguin colony faces annihilation as huge iceberg blocks sea

A colony of Adélie penguins faces extinction after a colossal iceberg collided with their home - preventing them from feeding in the sea.

The iceberg, called B09B, which is the size of a small country and hit the area of Commonwealth Bay they inhabit in the Antarctic in 2011.

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The study noted: "A colony on the east cost of the on the eastern fringe of Commonwealth Bay, just 8km, from the fast ice edge was thriving, indicating the arrival of B09B and fast ice expansion."

The team observed the effects of the iceberg and found it had caused sea ice to expand by up to 60 kilometers, meaning the penguin colony now have to travel almost 120 kilometers to get to the ice edge to feed in the sea.

Feb 11 14:51

The Uzbek Kyzylkum desert covered with snow

In the Kyzylkum desert in Central Uzbekistan dropped large amounts of snow (on Thursday, February 11, the press service of the state Committee of Uzbekistan for nature protection). "Subzero temperature in these days were established in many regions of the Republic. For most areas of heavy rainfall are commonplace, but for one of the hottest places in the country — Kyzylkum desert — this amount of snow is rarely observed phenomenon", — stated in the message Department. This week in Uzbekistan for the first time this winter came the cold and the snow fell. In the coming days across the country at night will keep freezing to minus 5-8 degrees (Celsius), the temperature on average will rise to a mark plus of 2-6 degrees.

Feb 11 13:39

Polar vortex will send Michigan temps below zero

The polar vortex is making a move toward Michigan this weekend. Its move south will send Michigan's temperatures below zero this Valentine's Day weekend. Fortunately this won't be a direct hit of the polar vortex, but rather a glancing blow.

The graphics above walk you through just how cold it will be, and show wind chills well below zero.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gosh DARN that human-caused global warming! :)

Feb 11 08:24

Major Snowstorm to Hit Nova Scotia on Saturday

Feb 10 20:23

Climate change to slow transatlantic flights, study suggests

Researchers say global warming is likely to speed up jet stream winds - adding thousands of hours a year to journey times

Feb 10 11:04

German Authorities Open Investigation Into Wind Energy Corruption …”In Part A Criminal Business”…Only A Few Profit

A few days ago the German language NWZ mobil here reported on a heated wind park controversy that is boiling over in northwest Germany, writing that “state attorneys are now opening investigations on the profiteers of big money wind energy and how planned wind parks are dividing communities“.

Feb 10 10:14

US Supreme Court Halts Obama Administration's Carbon Emissions Plan

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at curbing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.

The decision is a major blow to President Barack Obama's strategy to combat climate change.

Feb 10 09:04

DAMN GLOBAL WARMING! Weekend Arctic Outbreak Could Break Records…

The coldest air of the season is poised to plunge into the Northeast this coming Valentine’s Day weekend. This Arctic blast will not only flirt with some daily records, but will also bring subzero cold to parts of the Midwest and reinforce the cold in the Southeast.

Feb 10 08:29

Local woman helps save hikers on Mount Baldy

Lisa called 911 and was told by the dispatcher that help was on the way. Two hours later, they were still waiting on the side of the steep hillside. So, she called for help several more times.
"Three times I'm told they've already picked you up," said Woll. "So, I spent another 15 minutes, 20 minutes convincing them, 'No, we're still on the side of the mountain.' Then they finally got our coordinates and they still didn't come.

Feb 09 13:08

Wintry chill to hang around through Friday

Depending on how you look at it, Southwest Florida is either on a weather winning streak — or losing streak.

After a cold front swept through on Saturday afternoon and brought a windy chill over the weekend, a second cold snap is set to move in on Tuesday and bring cooler temperatures through the end of the week.

Feb 09 13:08

Brief but Heavy Snow, then Arctic Air for the Weekend!

After a few morning snow showers or flurries, the afternoon will feature primarily dry weather with a mostly cloudy sky. Yes, at times we may see some sunshine, but it will be fairly short lived. Temperature-wise, we'll see the mercury top out around or just above the 30 degree mark. Furthermore, it won't be as windy as yesterday.

Feb 09 13:08

Valentine's Day Weekend Arctic Outbreak to Bring Coldest Air of the Season to Northeast, Subzero Cold to Midwest

The coldest air of the season is poised to plunge into the Northeast this coming Valentine's Day weekend. This Arctic blast will also bring subzero cold to parts of the Midwest and reinforce the cold in the Southeast.

Feb 09 13:07

NEW ENGLAND CLEANS UP; SNOW FALLS ON THE MID-ATLANTIC

A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod fell short of forecast snowfall totals and spared the Northeast the widespread power outages that had been predicted.

Snowflakes were still flying Tuesday as New England residents continue mopping up from Monday's storm, although little additional accumulation was expected.

Feb 09 13:06

Great timing as gentle sunshine follows 1-day record snow

Fred Leach, of East Falmouth, Mass., removes snow from a walkway near boats in winter storage at Green Pond Marina, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, in East Falmouth. A massive winter storm buried much of the U.S. East Coast in a foot or more of snow Saturday.

Feb 08 14:07

Nashua city clerk expects 65 percent voter turnout for primary

NASHUA — About 33,000 Gate City residents are expected to hit the polls Tuesday for New Hampshire’sd the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, with an estimated 2,000 people registering as new voters, the city clerk estimates.

“We are looking at a 65 percent turnout, but it is hard so say. Of course, it depends on the snow,” City Clerk Patricia Piecuch said.

Feb 08 13:52

Snow begins to set in across state (*NH); up to 8 inches possible

Storm will span into Primary Tuesday
UPDATED 3:24 PM EST Feb 08, 2016

MANCHESTER, N.H. —A nor'easter began bringing snow to New Hampshire on Monday afternoon. Up to 8 inches of snow is possible in some southeastern areas.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for most of the Granite State, while a winter storm warning has been activated for coastal Rockingham County.

Feb 08 01:56

Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize ‘climate change’ in all military actions…

The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies.

Feb 07 15:55

Winter Storm Warning in Massachusetts

The National Weather Service in Taunton has issued a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 4 AM Monday to 7 AM EST Tuesday. The Winter Storm Watch is no longer in effect.

Locations: The Greater Boston Area, North Shore, westward to Worcester and south into Northeast Connecticut, all of Rhode Island and adjacent Eastern Massachusetts. This includes the cities and towns of Framingham, Lowell, Lawrence. Gloucester, Foxboro, Norwood, Cambridge, Quincy. Taunton, Fall River, New Bedford, Foster, Smithfield. Providence, Warwick, Bristol and Newport.
Hazard types: Heavy snow.
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Winds: north 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Visibilities: one quarter mile or less at times.

Feb 06 14:04

First Ever Recorded Snow in Kuwait & Saudi Arabia

Feb 06 09:07

Paris climate deal could 'displace millions of forest dwellers'

The Paris climate agreement could make millions of forest dwellers homeless, according to a new analysis.

Many developing countries will try to curb carbon emissions by setting aside forested areas as reserves.

But experts are worried that creating national parks often involves removing the people who live in these areas.

The study indicated designating forest reserves in Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo could displace as many as 1.3 million people.

Feb 05 17:18

“Global Warming” : NH Voters Face Cold, Snowy Weather

Cold, snow and windy weather is in store for the New Hampshire primary next Tuesday.

Feb 05 08:24

Unreliable Power: Major Technical Failure Sidelines Another Offshore Wind Park…Adding To Exploding Costs

According to NDR, the power supply has been interrupted due to a failed underwater power transmission cable that serves to deliver the power onshore. That means a loss of 7 million euros per month in revenue, which the consumers will have to pay because Germany’s feed-in act required power companies to pay for the electricity produced by wind parks even if it is never delivered. If that sounds strange, it is so because the market-hostile law is the sort of thing one would find only in old communist regimes.

Feb 05 08:23

New curbs can block 'health risk' wind farms: Government grants new powers for critics to stop the building of turbines

Critics of huge wind farms received a boost last night after the Government gave them new powers to block the developments.

The move, by Energy Secretary Amber Rudd, comes amid new health warnings for those living close to turbines.

Ms Rudd has promised to strip her department of its power to force through large wind-farm projects against local opposition.

Feb 04 18:45

Winter storm warnings issued through Friday

Winter storm warnings are now active as a storm approaches New England and updated forecast models indicate higher snowfall than previously forecast.

Feb 04 15:58

Depressed Bovine Excrement : Global warming’ blamed for surge in pet depression

Leading pet behaviorists say the number of depressed and unsettled dogs they have seen in recent months is unprecedented. A boredom epidemic is sweeping through Britain’s dog population – and global warming could be to blame. Across the country, there are reports of down-in-the-mouth mutts, and under-the-weather canines.

Feb 04 14:27

New Hampshire primary 2016: Voters to face cold and potentially snowy weather

Cold and potentially snowy and windy weather is in store for the New Hampshire primary next Tuesday.

Feb 04 14:03

February 2-3, 2016 Winter Storm

A major winter storm impacted Minnesota and west central Wisconsin from February 2-3, 2016, producing a band of heavy snow across our area along with blizzard conditions in southern MN.

Feb 04 09:39

Storm drops more than a foot of snow in parts of Northland

Parts of Northwestern Wisconsin saw more than a foot of snow from a winter storm that brushed the region Tuesday and Wednesday.

Feb 03 11:22

First Ever Snowfall on Okinawa Island, Japan

Feb 03 11:21

Scientist Ruthlessly Debunks One Of NOAA’s Central Climate Claims

In face of intense criticism from alarmist scientists, Dr. John Christy went to great lengths in a Tuesday congressional hearing to detail why satellite-derived temperatures are much more reliable indicators of warming than surface thermometers.

“That’s where the real mass of the climate system exists in terms of the atmosphere,” Christy, a climate scientist at the University of Alabama and Alabama’s state climatologist, said in a Wednesday hearing before the House science committee.

“When a theory contradicts the facts” you need to change the theory, Christy said. “The real world is not going along with rapid warming. The models need to go back to the drawing board.”

Feb 03 08:56

Groundhog Day 2016: Punxsutawney Phil sees no shadow, predicts early spring

Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous furry forecaster, failed to see his shadow Tuesday morning, meaning spring is right around the corner, or so the folklore says.

Feb 03 07:40

UK greenhouse gas emissions' 8% drop

Greenhouse gas output in the UK fell almost 8% in 2014, although emissions from transport and agriculture rose slightly, official figures show.

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions fell 8.9% in 2014 on the previous year, while emissions of all the greenhouse gases were 7.7% below 2013 levels.

Feb 02 16:44

Offshore Wind Turbine Maintenance Cost Fiasco: “100 Times More Expensive Than A New Turbine Itself”!

A press release by Germany’s Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft reports how offshore North and Baltic Sea wind turbines need to be in operation for 25 years before they become profitable, but that they are prone to shortened lifespans due to rust from the harsh sea environment.

As a result the wind turbine installations need extra and very costly maintenance to ensure that they survive long enough. It’s turning out to be an insurmountable challenge.

Feb 02 08:24

Stats Tampering Puts NOAA in Hot Water

Approximately 300 people including scientists, engineers and other experts, about half with doctorate degrees, have petitioned U.S. House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, to carefully investigate suspiciously overheated climate temperature book-cooking by the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Signers included 25 climate or atmospheric scientists, 23 geologists, 51 engineers, 74 physicists, and 12 economists.

One was a Nobel laureate physicist, two were Apollo astronauts . . . and another was me.

Feb 01 13:24

Poll: 91% Of Americans Aren’t Worried About Global Warming

As Iowans prepare to vote for presidential candidates, a new poll has surfaced showing once again the vast majority of Americans don’t rank global warming as the most serious issue facing the country.

Feb 01 13:10

Snow reported in parts of the valley

Snow was reported Monday morning in parts of the valley, such as Henderson and Summerlin, and the outskirts of the valley, including Boulder City, Mountain Springs and Pahrump.

Feb 01 13:01

CLIMATEGATE: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY (UPDATED FOR WINTER 2015-2016)

"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back." -- Carl Sagan

"The real deniers are people who think our climate was and should remain static and unchanging." -- Paul Driessen and Chris Skates

"Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket." -- Eric Hoffer, The Temper of Our Time

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Feb 01 11:20

Gusty wind, record snow, and Arctic air

Gusty wind, record snow, and Arctic air top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on Feb. 1.

Feb 01 09:51

Winter Storm Warning

WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST THIS
EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS OF UTAH.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS...1 TO 3 FEET.

Feb 01 09:44

Saudi Arabia descent of snow for the first time in 85 years

Feb 01 07:36

Massive snowstorm hits Nova Scotia, Canada

A strong winter storm brought heavy snowfall to Nova Scotia, Canada on January 29, 2016. 30 000 residents were left without power by the afternoon hours of January 30 (local time), and it could take another day to restore the power in all the homes, according to Nova Scotia Power estimates.

Jan 31 08:36

300 Scientists Want NOAA To Stop Hiding Its Global Warming Data

Hundreds of scientists sent a letter to lawmakers Thursday warning National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists may have violated federal laws when they published a 2015 study purporting to eliminate the 15-year “hiatus” in global warming from the temperature record.

“We, the undersigned, scientists, engineers, economists and others, who have looked carefully into the effects of carbon dioxide released by human activities, wish to record our support for the efforts of the Committee on Science, Space and Technology to ensure that federal agencies complied with federal guidelines that implemented the Data Quality Act,” some 300 scientists, engineers and other experts wrote to Chairman of the House Science Committee, Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith.

“In our opinion… NOAA has failed to observe the OMB [Office of Management and Budget] (and its own) guidelines, established in relation to the Data Quality Act.”

Jan 30 20:41

Pueblo crews prepare for heavy snow

Pueblo's city crews are bracing for up to a foot of snow within the next few days. The streets department says it could be the most snow Pueblo has seen in years. They worked all afternoon on Friday to prepare their equipment because they'd rather be safe than sorry.

Jan 30 20:40

UDOT: 'Magnitude of storm we haven't seen in quite a long time'

A major snow storm is expected to sweep across Utah through Monday and could cause several problems. Utah Department of Transportation is preparing to have 500 plows working, but they won't be able to use on of their best tools.

Jan 30 20:38

It just snowed in Kuwait for the first time ever

While winter snow is normal in many Middle Eastern countries, including Saudi Arabia, there is no record of it ever snowing in Kuwait …

Jan 30 07:23

California Snow Pack at %115-124 of normal in some regions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Unfortunately, it will probably not help the drought situation because of poor infrastructure, fracking contamination, and over commercialized aquifers. (Nestle)

Jan 29 11:54

Snow showers moving through Baltimore region

Brief but potentially heavy snow showers could leave a coating of fresh powder around the region around midday Friday.

Radar showed the showers moving through the Interstate 83 corridor about noon, after having passed through Carroll and Frederick counties.

Jan 29 11:54

Winter Storm Jonas: Fourth Strongest Nor'easter since 1950

The massive blizzard that rocked the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast U.S. last weekend, killing at least 58 and leaving over $2 billion in damage, has been rated the 4th most severe snowstorm to hit the area in the past 66 years, said NOAA. A Category 4 or “Crippling” rating was given to the storm using NOAA’s Northeast Snowfall Impact Scale, also known as NESIS. NESIS scores are a function of the area affected by the snowstorm, the amount of snow, and the number of people living in the path of the storm. Wikipedia has a list of NESIS rankings based on the original scale (created by Paul Kocin and Louis Uccellini] as well as a revised version implemented by NOAA in 2005.

Jan 29 10:20

The astonishing moment couple tried to step outside their New Jersey home but found snow had blocked their ENTIRE doorway and left an imprint of the door

Millions of East Coasters chose to stay at home during the blizzard on Saturday.

But this New Jersey couple truly had no option.

Shawn Yin and Helen Liu of Kendall Park were literally snowed-in after the blizzard dumped enough snow to cover their entire doorway.

The snow pile even had the imprint of their door when they opened it in a failed attempt to step outside.

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Jan 28 12:48

Photos: Hanoi is coldest in 40 years

The temperature of 5.4 degrees Celsius in Ha Dong district, Hanoi on the morning of January 24 was the lowest since 1977.

Jan 28 12:47

In pictures: Snowfall in central Vietnam for the first time

On Sunday, January 24, snow fell on many mountainous villages of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces in central Vietnam for the first time.

Jan 28 12:47

In pictures: Snowfall in central Vietnam for the first time

On Sunday, January 24, snow fell on many mountainous villages of Thanh Hoa and Nghe An provinces in central Vietnam for the first time.

Jan 28 11:24

After overnight freeze, ice impacts Baltimore commute

Baltimore motorists will encounter slick roads after an overnight refreeze.

Jan 28 11:22

Digging out: More photos from this weekend's massive East Coast snow storm

Jan 28 11:21

Record snow puts PWC into deep freeze

Winter Storm Jonas's blanket of snow may not be going anywhere fast, but residents are back on the streets after being tucked inside their homes for much of the weekend.

Front end loaders and heavy construction equipment literally took to the streets, scooping up snow and dumping it on open spaces while it continued to fall all weekend.

Jan 28 11:21

Vegetable supplies in markets hurt by cold

While markets in Ha Noi failed to meet local demand for vegetables in these record cold days, the price and supply in supermarkets are still stable thanks to the goods reserving scheme.

In some markets in Ha Noi, vegetable prices have increased in last three record cold days, Tin Tuc (News) newspaper reported.

Scallion increased from VND20,000 (90 US cents) to VND70,000 (VND69,115) per kg. Cabbage turnip also increased from VND2,500 (11 cents) to VND5,000 (22 cents) each, said Thanh Ha, a vegetable seller of Thanh Cong Market.

Jan 28 11:21

Photos: Cold spell takes heavy toll on northern Vietnam

A severe cold spell that hit Vietnam during the last few days has taken its toll on the northern region with more than 3,900 livestock animals killed and a widespread area of crops damaged so far.

Jan 28 09:00

NYT: Global Warming Could Be Causing Malformed Babies In Brazil

The paper notes that researchers have suggested the Zika virus, which has stoked widespread panic in pregnant women in Mexico and Brazil, is likely the result of an upsurge in the mosquito population brought on by global warming. The carrier of the disease, a mosquito called the Aedes, is believed to carry other viruses, such as Dengue and Yellow fever.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The fact that GM versions of that exact mosquito were being released into the wild at that time is, of course, not to be considered as having anything to do with the problem.

Jan 28 07:01

Four inches of snow and temperatures of -15C to hit Britain this weekend

Britain is on severe storm alert with freezing 80mph gales, ice and up to four inches of snow forecast this weekend.

A bitter -15C Arctic blast will unleash damaging storm-force winds while swathes of the country brace for torrential downpours and floods.

Gust speeds could top 120mph over very high ground tomorrow with giant waves threatening coastal erosion.
Warning: Coastal areas such as Aberystwyth are preparing for another battering this weekend
The Met Office has issued a raft of severe weather warnings for the next 48 hours with flooding and travel disruption expected.

Jan 28 06:15

Company behind LA’s ‘mini-Chernobyl’ methane leak sued by California air regulator

The gas company behind the “mini-Chernobyl” methane leak in California is facing a $25 million lawsuit from the state’s air regulator seeking penalties for “each and every day” of the biggest natural gas leak in US history.

Based on six alleged violations, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is asking for up to $440,000 per day from the Southern California Gas Co. in compensation for the damage caused by the Los Angeles County leak, which has been ongoing since at least October 23, when it was first reported.
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The SCAQMD is also accusing SoCalGas of contributing to global warming by emitting 12 billion cubic feet of methane into the atmosphere.
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On January 18, SoCal announced that its expects to stop the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak by late February

Jan 27 13:44

These People Were Prepared During Snow Storm Jonas, But They Died Because of This Mistake

They were prepared for such an event, and had a generator ready to restore power. Such a solution works well during short term situations like this one.

But it wasn’t properly ventilated.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jan 27 13:28

Weather: WORST storm for a CENTURY hits UK as Storm Jonas brings torrential rain and gales

SNOW and ice could follow torrential downpours and gale force winds which have battered parts of the UK as forecasters warn freezing temperatures could return.

Jan 27 13:27

Moscow Airports Cancel 65 Flights in Anticipation of Heavy Snow

A total of 65 flights to Moscow airports have been cancelled and a further eight have been delayed in expectation of heavy snowfall hitting the capital, the gazeta.ru news website reported Wednesday.

According to information gathered by Yandex.Timetables — a service providing information on both local and international transport timetables — eight flights to Moscow's Vnukovo Airport have been canceled and Domodedovo Airport has had twelve inbound flights cancelled, with five more subject to delays.

Sheremetyevo Airport has had 45 inbound flights cancelled and three inbound flights have been delayed, gazeta.ru reported.

Jan 26 10:17

Time: '2016 Expected to Be the Warmest Year on Record'

The first month of the year isn't even over yet and as people in the Northeast are digging their way out of one of the biggest snowstorms in recorded history, Time magazine has a message for you: "2016 Expected to Be the Warmest Year on Record." Yes, they couldn't even wait for the temperature readings to be evaluated in the months to come to make that prediction. Just as much of the mainstream media have already declared 2014 and 2015 based on highly questionable evidence, they are already declaring 2016 to be even hotter based on absolutely no evidence other than pretending to read future temperatures.

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Jan 26 09:26

'Snowzilla': Time lapse video of blizzard in Maryland

Jan 25 19:51

Snow and Martial Law

The massive snowstorm that hit the east coast over the weekend gave New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo the chance to act out his fantasies as a petty dictator.

Jan 25 18:16

Millions of Americans prepare to dig out after blizzard dumps tons of snow across Northeast, leaves at least 25 dead

Millions of Americans are preparing to dig themselves out Sunday after a monstrous blizzard with hurricane-force winds and record-setting snowfall paralyzed the East Coast.

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Jan 25 16:45

USA: Heavy snowfall hits Arlington, DC

Jan 25 16:37

Obama Announces $1 Billion to 13 States to Build “Climate Resilient Communities” and Gets Told Off on Twitter

Maybe those people should pay a little more attention to how much seemingly no one on Twitter can stand the president anymore and Tweet accordingly.

Jan 25 16:18

Asia cold snap: Scores dead as freezing 'polar vortex' sweeps across eastern Asia

While much international attention has been focussed on the heavy snowfalls in the eastern US, another cold snap has descended over Korea, China, Hong Kong and Japan.

Temperatures dropped across Asia on Sunday due to a deep depression pulling cold weather down from the north. Major Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing hit -4/-5, while -18 was recorded in Seoul, South Korea.

Taiwan saw some of the worst impacts, however, because its subtropical geography means most homes are without central heating.

City officials in Taipei said on Monday that temperatures had hit a 16-year low of 4C,well below the average of around 16C.

Jan 25 16:18

15+ Pics That Perfectly Capture How Insane #Blizzard2016 Is

A massive snowstorm has blanketed the East Coast in snow, affecting more than 80 million people and bringing NYC and Washington DC to a standstill. The storm became the second largest ever in New York City and your facebook feed is probably already covered in snow photos.

To better understand just how crazy the blizzard is, Bored Panda collected some photos and videos from the past couple of days.

If you have a photo, be sure to add it to this list!

Jan 25 11:39

Obama Announces $1 Billion to 13 States to Build “Climate Resilient Communities” and Gets Told Off on Twitter

At this point, the money printing machine must be close to a meltdown. The national debt has jumped by an astounding $8 trillion dollars since Obama took office, and the tab is now projected to be $20 trillion by the time he leaves.

Twenty trillion. That’ll mean America’s national debt nearly doubled under his presidency.

So you can probably imagine the majority of people’s surprise and dismay when the White House announced a new billion dollars going to “help build more climate resilient communities”.

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Jan 25 11:06

Explorer Henry Worsley dies in Antarctic crossing

Mr Worsley, 55, was trying to complete the unfinished journey of his hero, Sir Ernest Shackleton, 100 years later, but in his final audio message, he said: "My summit is just out of reach."

In that last broadcast, sent from Antarctica on Friday, he told supporters: "When my hero, Ernest Shackleton, was 97 miles from the South Pole on the morning of January the 9th 1909, he said he'd shot his bolt.

"Well today I have to inform you with some sadness that I too have shot my bolt."

Mr Worsley said his journey had ended because he did not have the ability to "slide one ski in front of the other".

Webmaster addition: "But Al Gore told me there wouldn't be all this ice and snow!!!"

Jan 25 10:38

THIS SNOWSTORM IS THE 2ND BIGGEST IN NEW YORK CITY'S HISTORY

This weekend's massive winter storm is now the second largest in New York City's history.

Central Park's weather station recorded 26.8 inches of snow so far for this storm. The storm secured the third slot earlier in the night, surpassing the blizzard of 1888.

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Jan 25 10:29

Shore residents to Christie: Storm worse than Sandy

Peering out from Nesting, her storm-flooded children's boutique on Third Avenue in this tony Shore town, and experiencing a Sandy déjà vu, only colder, Maggie Day had a message for her governor.

"I was in my waders in three feet of water and my friend is saying Gov. Christie is on TV saying it's not that bad," said Day, 39, whose home and shop were damaged from winter storm Jonas, which sent icy flood waters coursing down Stone Harbor's shopping drag during each of three high tides, lifting up and sending heavy flower boxes on a choppy four-block ride past Peace A Pizza.

Jan 25 10:21

Earth Now Plunging Into Ice Age

Jan 25 09:17

Deaths in Japan and Taiwan as record cold snap hits east Asia

In Taiwan, the capital Taipei recorded a low of 4C (39F), the coldest in 44 years. ... In northern Vietnam, snow blanketed mountain areas as the wave of cold air arrived on Sunday to Lào Cai province. In the capital, Hanoi, it dropped to a milder 6C, although authorities said that was the coldest the city has been for two decades. ... The southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, which is by the tropic of Cancer, saw sleet for the first time in 60 years, the local meteorological station said. ... In Hong Kong, primary schools and kindergartens were closed on Monday after temperatures fell to 3C, a 60-year low. ... In China, 24 weather stations recorded all-time low temperatures. Further north, in Inner Mongolia, the temperature dropped to a record low of -46.8C (-52F) and in China’s eastern city of Qingdao, fishing boats were stuck fast in the frozen waters.

Jan 25 09:00

East Asia cold snap 'kills 85 in Taiwan'

A cold snap sweeping across East Asia has killed at least 85 people in Taiwan and stranded 60,000 tourists in South Korea.

Taiwanese media reported deaths from hypothermia and cardiac disease following a sudden drop in temperature over the weekend.

Meanwhile heavy snow forced the closure of the airport on the Korean holiday island of Jeju, cancelling flights.

The cold spell has also hit Hong Kong, southern China and Japan.

Jan 25 08:26

MARTIAL LAW DECLARED IN NEW YORK CITY

It’s the nagging fear many have about our government: what would happen if martial law was declared? New York City just found out, at least temporarily.

Eleven states as well as Washington D.C. declared states of emergency in the wake of the massive record-breaking snowstorm which blanketed the East. But New York City went a step further. Governor Andrew Cuomo declared martial law in New York City by ordering all people to stay inside under police enforcement. He issued an absolute travel ban for anything that is not an emergency vehicle.

Jan 25 07:29

Some Lebanon roads reopen as storm subsides

Emergency response teams Monday worked on reopening mountain roads that were blocked by piles of snow, as coastal areas witnessed clearer weather, but a further drop in temperatures

Webmaster's Commentary: 

A reminder that this harsh winter is not confined to the United States.

Jan 25 04:28

DC residents flock to Capitol Hill for first legal sledding in decades

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The Hill was quickly populated with sleds, inflatable mattresses, inner tubes and other creative forms of transport.

(*Finally; something positive from Capital Hill !)

Jan 24 13:38

SNOWBOARDING WITH THE NYPD

Jan 24 12:30

Snowzilla, biggest snow on record in Baltimore, top 5 in D.C., has ended

Snow totals have reached 22-35 inches west, north, and northwest of the Beltway, 18-24 inches inches inside the Beltway, and 10-20 inches south and southeast of the Beltway.

Blizzard conditions were achieved in D.C. late this afternoon.

This storm, named Snowzilla, ranks as the snowiest on record for Baltimore, second snowiest on record at Dulles, and is tied for fourth snowiest on record in D.C.

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Jan 24 10:36

Historic blizzard pounds the mid-Atlantic

This storm has become of the of biggest snowstorms on record for the mid-Atlantic, dumping over three feet of snow in parts of Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.

Not only has the massive storm shut down major highways across the region, but it has also lead to coastal flooding that has inundated communities near the coast.

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Jan 24 10:31

Washington, D.C., snowfall total called into question after improper measurement

The way that the snowfall has been measured at National in this storm has led to snowfall totals that could be much lower than what has actually fallen and may have unnecessarily withheld the storm from ending as one of the top 3 snowiest on record.

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Carbonazis cheat!

Jan 24 10:29

Snowing on Tropical Fish in Taiwan

Jan 24 09:59

Storm Jonas was one for the record books

A historic winter storm, packing hurricane-force gusts, inciting record tides at the Shore, creating blizzard-like conditions and impacting 20 percent of the nation's population, heaped up to 28 inches of snow - and a colossal cleanup operation - upon the Philadelphia region.

The storm finally wound down, with only light snow expected the rest of Saturday night, but not before an official 22.4 inches was measured at Philadelphia International Airport, close to the average for an entire winter and the fourth-biggest snowfall in 132 years of record-keeping.

Jan 24 09:43

'The storm of a generation': Jonas leaves ten dead; 8,500 flights axed; hundreds of cars stranded overnight; TWO FOOT of snow in DC and ten inches in Manhattan, as 85million are told 'stay inside!' 

The East Coast is battling 'life-threatening blizzard conditions' today as one of the most powerful winter storms in living memory continues to dump feet of snow across states from northern Georgia to New Jersey.

The National Weather Service warned that the worst is still to come for many areas as one in seven Americans could get at least half a foot of snow by Sunday, and Washington could see snowdrifts more than four feet high.

Ten states have now declared emergencies, more than 8,000 flights have been cancelled across the country, coastal flooding has been reported in New Jersey and motorists in Kentucky were stranded in a 35-mile jam for 12 hours overnight with National Guard distributing food, water and fuel.

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Jan 24 09:41

'JONAS is Storm of a Generation' 85+Million affected.

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Jan 24 05:58

It Could Be Middle Of Week Before Neighborhood Streets Cleared

It could be days before neighborhood streets in Maryland are passable, Gov. Larry Hogan said Saturday as a blizzard dumped snow on the state. Hogan made the announcement on his Facebook page, citing an interview he gave to radio station WTOP, Washington. The governor noted that the state highway administration has more than 3,000 pieces of equipment ...

Jan 23 23:21

DAMN GLOBAL WARMING : NYPD: ‘We Will Arrest You’ If On the Road

Martial law has been decalred in New York City. This comes in response to this year’s biggest snow storm. -- The New York Police Department is threatening to arrest anyone on the road. They are calling it a “travel ban.”

Jan 23 12:53

Blizzard brings much of East Coast to a standstill

A blizzard with hurricane-force winds brought much of the East Coast to a standstill Saturday, dumping as much as 3 feet of snow, stranding tens of thousands of travelers and shutting down the nation's capital and its largest city.

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Jan 23 11:07

CLIMATEGATE: A CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY (UPDATED FOR WINTER 2015-2016)

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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Jan 23 10:54

A huge blizzard threatens to bury Washington DC

According to reports, over 50 million people across a dozen states have been warned to stay at home as it moves north towards the Washington DC
could lie under a record 30in (76cm) of snow by the time the storm passes on Sunday.So far, eight people have been killed, six states have declared states of emergency and thousands of flights have been cancelled.

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Jan 23 09:16

Snowzilla: National Guard In D.C., United Airlines Flight Rolls Off Runway at O'Hare

Jan 23 09:14

'It's too cold' Refugees would rather return home than face European winter

REFUGEES are abandoning their bids for asylum to return home after claiming Europe is too cold.

Jan 23 09:09

Dale City Virginia Blizzard - 1/23/2016

Jan 22 15:45

State tries to delay Clinton email release, blaming snowstorm

The State Department on Friday sought to delay its final release of emails from Hillary Clinton’s personal server, blaming a massive snowstorm hitting Washington as well as an internal “oversight.”

In a court filing, the department asked a federal court to delay by a month the Jan. 29 deadline for it to release the last batch of roughly 55,000 pages of Clinton’s emails believed to be work-related.

Jan 22 13:55

United Airlines shuts down operations from D.C. to N.Y.C. ahead of storm

United Continental Holdings Inc.’s United Airlines will shut down operations at airports in the Baltimore, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., areas through Saturday ahead of a winter storm expected to drop as many as two feet of snow in parts of the East Coast.

The shutdowns will affect operations out of Baltimore-Washington International, LaGuardia, Newark Liberty International, Philadelphia International, Washington Dulles International, and Washington National, United UAL, +3.33% said. The company said it hopes to resume operations on Sunday.

”Expect additional delays and cancellations at all airports in the storm’s path,” United said. It directed fliers to check its website for a list of airports affected.

Jan 22 11:51

Shoveling snow increases risk for winter heart attacks, experts say

As winter kicks off and snowstorms strike across the country, an unsuspected risk arises when performing outside activities like shoveling.

(*But where we humans are warming the planet's atmosphere , this risk should be a thing of the past . Right Mr Gore ?)

Jan 22 09:46

China braces for record cold snap with temperatures expected to drop to minus 30

SCHOOLS have been suspended and emergency workers put on standby in China as the country braces for historically cold weather, including 30-year lows in places, the government and state media said on Thursday.

Jan 22 09:45

D.C. region braces for epic blizzard; Metro to shut down subway, bus lines

With an epic blizzard virtually certain to pummel the Washington area this weekend, Metro threw up a white flag Thursday, announcing that it will shut down the nation’s second-busiest subway and all bus service Saturday and Sunday in a move that apparently is unprecedented in the transit system’s 40-year history.

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Jan 22 09:42

Historic winter storm begins in Charlottesville; record snow event is possible

Just before 10:30 a.m. Friday, the snowflakes began to come down on Charlottesville. And, according to records, it could be an historic snowfall when it's finally done.
The National Weather Service office in Sterling predicts Charlottesville could see anywhere from 19 to 31 inches of snow on Friday and Saturday. The record, kept by the McCormick Observatory, for a major snow event is 24 inches, accumulated over two days in January 1922.

Jan 22 09:42

Several states, DC urged to brace for potentially historic snowstorm

The powerful winter storm bearing down on Washington, D.C. and several states has "life and death implications," Mayor Muriel Bowser warned Friday as she urged people to prepare for more than 2 feet of snow

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Jan 22 08:28

Dangerous Winter Storm Jonas to Bring Crippling Snowstorm, Major Ice Threat; Blizzard Warnings for D.C., Baltimore

"As of Friday morning, more than 85 million people – or roughly one in every four Americans – in at least 20 states were covered by either a blizzard warning, winter storm watch, winter storm warning, winter weather advisory, or freezing rain advisory from Arkansas to the Carolinas to the New York City area and extreme southern New England."

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Jan 22 07:28

Sick: Warmist Scientist William Connolley Cheers Death of Climate Skeptic Dr. Bob Carter as an ‘advancement in science’ – Gloats: ‘Science Advances One Funeral At A Time’

Climate Depot’s Marc Morano’s Response to Connolley: ‘You are a pathetic individual who relishes in a scientific colleague’s death in this way. You owe the family of Bob Carter an apology and an apology to the public.’

Climate Audit’s Stephen McIntyre called Connolley’s remarks “sheer mean mindedness.”

Jan 22 05:53

The Latest: State of Emergency in Pennsylvania Ahead of Snow

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Pennsylvania's governor has declared a state of emergency as an approaching winter storm targeting the Washington area and the Northeast is expected to dump more than a foot of snow on much of the southern part of the state.

Jan 22 05:39

Weather Forcast Washington DC

Snow starting in 86 minWashington (*submitting article @ 7:40AM EST)

A snowstorm from late this afternoon into tomorrow evening with blizzard conditions from late this evening into tomorrow afternoon and accumulations of 1-2 feet; roads will be slippery

Jan 22 05:34

Could the DC, Baltimore blizzard eclipse historic snowstorm totals?

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If 18 inches of snow falls in Washington, D.C., then it would eclipse the "Blizzard of 1996" and the "Snowmageddon Storm" of Feb. 5-6, 2010.

The greatest snowfall for a single-day in Washington, D.C., was 21.0 inches on Jan. 28, 1922, during the "Knickerbocker Storm."
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If 18 inches of snow falls on Baltimore, then it would tie the top 10 storm from Dec. 18-19, 2009.

The greatest snowfall for a single-day in Baltimore was 23.3 inches on Jan. 28, 1922.

Snowfall records date back to 1884 at Washington, D.C., and 1892 at Baltimore.

Record-breaking or not, the weekend blizzard will prove to be very disruptive over a broad area of the mid-Atlantic and perhaps part of southern New England as well.

Jan 22 04:42

Snow Coating Cripples DC Commute, Leaves Drivers Stranded

There were collisions and spinouts, all from the inch of snow and black ice that coated the DC area. It’s an ugly preview of what’s to come when the region is expected to be pounded with as much as two feet of snow.

Jan 21 12:04

Latest forecast details: Up to 2 feet of snow, 55 mph wind gusts

Here's what to expect from a weekend blizzard forecasters said could bring one of Baltimore's top 10 biggest snowfalls and life-threatening travel conditions.

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Jan 21 10:45

Winter storm Jonas: 'All-out blizzards' to hit 50 million Americans by weekend

Up to two feet of snow, rain and strong winds are expected

Jan 21 10:31

NORTHEAST BRACES FOR SNOWMAGEDDON

Jan 21 06:48

Capital of World’s Most Powerful Country Crippled by One Inch of Snow

A single inch of snow was enough to paralyze Washington, D.C., Wednesday evening, causing massive traffic delays throughout the region.

The light snow led to icy road conditions that morphed the evening drive home into an absolute nightmare for many commuters.

Jan 20 18:44

THE GREAT GLOBAL WARMING… I’m sorry, BLIZZARD OF 2016?

While there is still time for shifts in the exact storm track, which could alter snow totals some, the consensus of forecast models indicate more than a foot of snow will fall in many areas.

Jan 20 16:29

Most Global Warming Ever? NASA & NOAA Claim 2015 Was the Hottest Year in Recorded History

Nope, they are saying hottest year in recorded history. Never mind the fact that “recorded history” involves these people — with a vested interest in an agenda — recording it, people who have already been exposed as rigging it to look hotter than it really is outside…

Jan 20 16:25

The "Historic" Winter Blizard Was Just Upgraded To A "Potentially Epic Winter Blockbuster"

The upcoming winter stormg hyperbole factor was just went up a notch, this time courtesy the Weather Undereground's Bob Henson, who has decided that merely "historic" is too cut and dry, and has instead dubbed the imminent climatic phenomenon not only "potentially epic" but a "winter blockbuster" to boot.

Jan 20 15:33

Major winter storm forecast to slam East Coast

Forecasts remain on target for a major, potentially "crippling" snowstorm for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Friday and Saturday.

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"IT'S THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD! IT'S THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD! IT'S THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD! IT'S THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD! IT'S THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD! IT'S THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD! IT'S THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD! IT'S THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD! IT'S THE WARMEST YEAR ON RECORD! " -- NASA and NOAA

Jan 20 14:57

STEAMING BOVINE EXCREMENT : Study Blames Early Man’s Actions for ‘Global Warming’

The world’s first farmers and their slash-and-burn agriculture may have set off global warming.

Jan 20 12:53

Feds Spend $149,997 to Change Farmers’ ‘Skepticism’ of Man-Caused Climate Change

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending $150,000 in an effort to change farmers who have a “skeptical” view of human-caused global warming.

Jan 20 10:35

Most Global Warming Ever? NASA & NOAA Claim 2015 Was the Hottest Year in Recorded History

We’ve never been closer to carbon taxes, America. It’s coming. You watch. Al Gore and his mini-Gores can feel it in their twinkly little toes.

You know, because the global warming “science” is so settled and all. Now they have just up and proclaimed that, hands down, 2015 wasn’t just hotter than usual because of anthropogenic climate change or the hottest year so far in the 2000s…

Nope, they are saying hottest year in recorded history.

Never mind the fact that “recorded history” involves these people — with a vested interest in an agenda — recording it, people who have already been exposed as rigging it to look hotter than it really is outside…

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Jan 20 08:14

Upcoming Weekend Historic Blizzard

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Jan 19 15:46

Ben Carson team in car crash, campaigning suspended

A van transporting the group “hit a patch of ice and flipped on its side where it was struck by another vehicle,” Carson’s campaign said in a statement.

One volunteer was being transported to a trauma center in Omaha, Nebraska, while three others including a campaign staffer who was driving the vehicle were being checked at an Iowa hospital.

“I’m suspending all campaign activities today due to a car accident involving members of our team,” Carson said on Twitter.

His campaign said Carson will travel to Omaha to be with the injured volunteer’s family, the campaign said.

Jan 19 15:17

GLOBAL WARMING BEGINS! ‘Historic’ Snowstorm Set For Northeast

A high-impact snowstorm for the region is nearing inevitability and there is some chance it will be historic, paralyzing travel and disrupting normal routines. Every major computer model is now forecasting double-digit snowfall totals for the D.C. area Friday and Saturday.

Jan 19 11:18

First State getting a blast of winter temps

Cold temperatures and a stiff breeze will send overnight wind chills plummeting below zero early this week in Delaware.

Jan 19 09:42

Major snowstorm may threaten DC to NYC, Boston Friday into Saturday

A major winter storm will hit the eastern United States with the potential for heavy snow to impact more than 50 million people at the end of the week.

Areas from Charleston, West Virginia, and Roanoke, Virginia, to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Boston could receive heavy snow from the storm.

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Jan 18 18:36

Wind chill advisory in effect; Code Blue in Baltimore

Jan 18 18:35

Bitter cold and more snow this week

Jan 18 15:00

Heavy snow in Turkey's Istanbul grounds hundreds of flights

eavy snowfall has swept northwestern Turkey, grounding hundreds of flights, disrupting ground transport and closing schools in Istanbul.

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