To some, it might seem like a silver lining to a terrible winter storm.
Two pub patrons and five employees have been stuck inside the Lion Inn in Blakey Ridge, located in the North York Moors National Park, 185 km northeast of Manchester, England, since being snowed in Nov. 28.
- Snow forces eight-day pub lock-in (bbc.co.uk)
- UK snow: 7 trapped in Lion Inn pub in Yorkshire for last NINE days (dailymail.co.uk)
- Global Warming Update: Blizzard Traps 7 in UK Pub for Over a Week (michellemalkin.com)
It is snowing in North Central Washington, and in the Cascade Mountains to the west of us (where the above picture was taken in Stevens Pass by a DOT camera) , and has been for the past two hours now—wet nasty stuff that is just now beginning to stick to the grass. Supposedly we will be getting an inch or two here but the 4061 foot Stevens Pass, 60 miles west of us, is due for one to two feet of new snow. Just over a month ago (February 28th) I posted the below picture which I took in the front yard:
Just think what it might be like if it wasn’t for global warming.
Photo credit: Me, WSDOT
“We’re in for quite a bit of heavy rain, high winds and the high country is looking at 30 to 50 inches of snow. Most of the state will be under some kind of weather advisory.”
via Phoenix Weather
More global warming in action?
Apparently Germany hasn’t gotten the word that global warming is upon us.
The picture is of one of the ski lifts in Stevens Pass (4100 feet) in central Washington State.
The snow was a day late, but it arrived dramatically in Seattle on Thursday, swirling down amid lightning and thunder to snarl traffic and close schools for tens of thousands of students.
Heavy snow fell on most of Washington, with the National Weather Service predicting frigid temperatures into next week, along with more snow possible by the weekend.
On the other side of the state, traffic around Spokane was at a standstill Thursday morning after about 20 inches of snow fell in the previous 24 hours. Police said most streets were impassable and motorists should stay home. Schools and most government offices were closed and garbage pickup was suspended.
via Seattle- msnbc.com.
Forecasts call for a day of clear and cold (10 degrees or below) followed by another big snow dump. Idaho and western Montana are also getting clobbered. Global warming is hiding itself really well in this part of the world and generally across the northern tier of states.
Measurable snowfall is expected to greet Las Vegas Valley residents today for the first time in more than five years, according to the National Weather Service.
“We are definitely looking at snow across the valley in the early morning,” weather service meteorologist Larry Jensen said Sunday.
Jensen said between 1 and 4 inches of snow is expected to fall in valley areas below 4,000 feet.
Strange snowfall covered south Louisiana Thursday, with accumulations of up to four inches in some districts, causing tree branches to break from the unusual weight and lights to flicker at times as power lines apparently become impacted by the odd winter weather for this section of the country. Heavy snow was blowing through downtown New Orleans.
via Daily Contributor.
Police in Joliet, Illinois, quickly caught four teenagers who “allegedly” robbed a pizza delivery man of $200, a pizza, and sodas. After executing their cunning plan to threaten him with a baseball bat these geniuses simply walked home through new fallen snow. Guess what…the cops just followed their tracks.
More at Kenya Broadcasting Corporation:
The Meteorological Department however explains that a heavy cloud blown from the Congo basin that froze once it approached the Nyandarua area caused the large snow.
Gathanji village in Nyandarua North district, and the residents here too could not believe their eyes after it begun to snow at 2.pm with the snow covering over 200 hectares of land.