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Global Warming hits Wisconsin

Well, they said it would be cold. And it is.

Temperatures in the Chippewa Valley seem to have bottomed out at 7 a.m. Friday, when the thermometer dipped to -24 degrees. That makes Friday the coldest day of the winter, and it isn’t too far away from the day’s record low of -29, set in 1984.

The wind chill advisory issued by the National Weather Service was extended by an extra hour, to 10 a.m. Friday.While winds are mostly calm to no more than 5 mph, the wind chill factor is still into the -30 to -40 range.

via Temperatures fall to -24 Friday morning

Good thing we have global warming…otherwise it would be cold in Wisconsin.

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January 21, 2011 Posted by | Global warming | Comments Off on Global Warming hits Wisconsin

Weather forecasting by pig spleen.

This (weather prediction) method according to the (Old Farmer’s) almanac, was devised by Gus Wickstrom of Tompkins, Saskatchewan. Every six months when Wickstrom slaughtered a pig, he carefully studied the animal’s spleen using a method passed down from his father.

Old Gus divided the spleen into six areas, each representing one month. The top section represented the current month and the bottom one the end of that six-month period.

“Where the spleen thickens, a change in the weather is indicated, usually pointing to a cold spell,” according to the almanac’s website. “Where there is a pronounced bulge, expect even more inclement weather.” Gus could even determine wind and rain variations from the spleen’s shape and size.

More via  Bangor Daily News

Probably as good a way as some of the “science” on which global warming is predicated.

January 2, 2011 Posted by | animals, Global warming, weather | Comments Off on Weather forecasting by pig spleen.

That recent snow in the NE US? Picnic weather.

Some people didn’t believe the stunning snow scenes from Japan. What kind of monster machines do they use to clean roads from snowfall as tall as a four-story building? A Gundam plow machine? Now you can watch how they do it.

Vide via This Is How They Deal With Snowpocalypse In Japan.

December 31, 2010 Posted by | Global warming, weather | Comments Off on That recent snow in the NE US? Picnic weather.

Nothing like a little bike ride to get the blood pumping

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December 23, 2010 Posted by | Global warming | Comments Off on Nothing like a little bike ride to get the blood pumping

Global warming shuts Heathrow, Gatwick, Frankfurt airports

Travellers are being warned to expect severe travel disruptions all day Saturday across Europe because of heavy snow and freezing temperatures.

London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports have closed because of snow and ice, and British Airways has suspended all domestic and European flights.

via CBC News – World – Heavy snow in Europe causes travel chaos.

December 18, 2010 Posted by | Global warming | Comments Off on Global warming shuts Heathrow, Gatwick, Frankfurt airports

4.5 Inches of global warming hits France


Heavy snow in Paris brought buses to a halt on Wednesday, suspended flights at Charles de Gaulle airport and prompted the closure of the Eiffel Tower.Motorways in the Paris region were described as impassable as snow that had already hit other areas of France spread to the capital.

via BBC News – Eiffel Tower shut and roads blocked by Paris snowfall.

December 8, 2010 Posted by | Global warming | , | Comments Off on 4.5 Inches of global warming hits France

If you are snowed in there’s worse places than a pub

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.

via Brits trapped in pub for almost a week – World – Canoe.ca.

December 5, 2010 Posted by | Global warming | | Comments Off on If you are snowed in there’s worse places than a pub

What do you mean “It’s snowing”???


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

April 2, 2010 Posted by | Global warming, Strange | , | Comments Off on What do you mean “It’s snowing”???

Irony defined…Or is it? Apparently this is a hoax. See Russ’ comment below.

In a remarkably ironic twist of fate global warming activist James Schneider and a companion journalist friend have been found frozen to death near the South Pole Station.

The full story is at the link below.

via Global Warming Activist Freezes to Death in Antarctica | The FOX Nation.

March 30, 2010 Posted by | Global warming | | 1 Comment

More global warming in Iowa. You can tell by the snow storm.

It’s the first day of Spring so, of course, Eastern Iowa is expecting 1 to 3 inches of snow, 25 mile an hour wind and temperatures in the mid 20’s. Are the tulips blooming yet?

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March 20, 2010 Posted by | Global warming, weather | | Comments Off on More global warming in Iowa. You can tell by the snow storm.

Two pictures of global warming in Russia

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January 30, 2010 Posted by | Global warming | | Comments Off on Two pictures of global warming in Russia

Alaska? The Yukon? Minnesota? Nope. Arizona.

“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?

January 20, 2010 Posted by | Global warming | , | Comments Off on Alaska? The Yukon? Minnesota? Nope. Arizona.

No school in Germany today, kids…too much global warming.

Apparently Germany hasn’t gotten the word that global warming is upon us.

January 13, 2010 Posted by | Global warming, Great Pictures | , | 1 Comment

It may be hard to convince Europeans of global warming

More than 160 people were stranded in their vehicles overnight in Germany after heavy snowfall brought a motorway along the Baltic Coast to a standstill.

Rescue crews had to use snow ploughs to push through 2m (78in) drifts to free the travelers, among them 19 children.

Hundreds more were stranded at airports as dozens of flights were canceled, and rail and ferry services were cut.

Elsewhere in Europe, some 80,000 people were left without electricity in Poland after snow damaged power lines.

Lots more at BBC News – Germany suffers more snow misery.

January 10, 2010 Posted by | Global warming | Comments Off on It may be hard to convince Europeans of global warming

More signs of global warming in the UK

When Britain woke up on the first day of the year it was met with freezing cold temperatures, feet of snow in places and the promise of travel chaos.

And now, three days into 2010, forecasters have warned the country to expect continued snowfall for the next ten days – bringing with it added stress for commuters heading back to work after a festive break and children returning to school.

Yet as Britain struggles to cope with the difficult weather conditions, other countries around the world are finding themselves in a similar predicament.

More via Mail Online.

January 4, 2010 Posted by | Global warming | , | Comments Off on More signs of global warming in the UK

And away we go! Up to 12″ of snow in Stevens Pass, WA, by tomorrow

The picture is of one of the ski lifts in Stevens Pass (4100 feet) in central Washington State.

Stevens Pass | Mountain Cams.

November 6, 2009 Posted by | Global warming, weather | , , | Comments Off on And away we go! Up to 12″ of snow in Stevens Pass, WA, by tomorrow

And just think what they’ll save on toilet paper

A Japanese airline is asking passengers to visit the lavatory before boarding in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions. All Nippon Airways (ANA) says empty bladders mean lighter passengers, which means lighter aircraft and lower fuel use.

The airline will position staff near the boarding gates in terminals to ask passengers waiting for their flight to relieve themselves before boarding the aircraft.

It hopes that the weight saved will lead to a five-tonne reduction in carbon emissions over the course of a month, reports the Daily Telegraph.

via Ananova – Airline asks passengers to ‘go’ before flying.

October 5, 2009 Posted by | Airplanes, Dumb Bureaucrats, Dumb Stuff, Global warming | , | Comments Off on And just think what they’ll save on toilet paper

Darn that global warming! It’s making things cold!

…For the second time in little over a year, it looks as though the world may be heading for a serious food crisis, thanks to our old friend “climate change”. In many parts of the world recently the weather has not been too brilliant for farmers. After a fearsomely cold winter, June brought heavy snowfall across large parts of western Canada and the northern states of the American Midwest. In Manitoba last week, it was -4ºC. North Dakota had its first June snow for 60 years.

There was midsummer snow not just in Norway and the Cairngorms, but even in Saudi Arabia. At least in the southern hemisphere it is winter, but snowfalls in New Zealand and Australia have been abnormal. There have been frosts in Brazil, elsewhere in South America they have had prolonged droughts, while in China they have had to cope with abnormal rain and freak hailstorms, which in one province killed 20 people…

More at  Telegraph.

June 16, 2009 Posted by | Global warming | Comments Off on Darn that global warming! It’s making things cold!

A couple of stray weather stats for Spokane, Washington

The average annual snowfall in Spokane is 50″ a year. This Winter, from December 1, 2008 to January 5, 2009, snowfall is 74″.

January 5, 2009 Posted by | Global warming, weather | Comments Off on A couple of stray weather stats for Spokane, Washington

Cat in the snow…in the Mojave Desert

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Snow in the Mojave Desert near Lancas…“, posted with vodpod

December 27, 2008 Posted by | animals, cats, Global warming | Comments Off on Cat in the snow…in the Mojave Desert