Category: Weather


Clouds Fill Grand Canyon In Rare Weather Event

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A rare weather phenomenon at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of thick clouds just below the rim.

  The total cloud inversion is expected to hang inside the canyon throughout Thursday.”

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” Cory Mottice of the National Weather Service says the weather event happens about once every several years, though the landmark was treated to one last year.

  The fog that has been shrouding parts of northern Arizona is courtesy of recent rains. Mottice says the fog is able to stick around and built up in the Grand Canyon overnight when there is no wind.”

AP News

Hurricane-Force Winds, Torrential Rain Forecast For What Could Be Storm Of The Decade

 

 

 

” Sustained winds at or near hurricane strength in the highest elevations with gusts exceeding 100 miles per hour across the Sierra summit are forecast for Thursday, with Bay Area winds easily gusting past 50 miles per hour in urban areas and 70-80 miles per hour in the local mountains and hills in what could be the storm of the decade.

  Computer models are able to break down the exact time of highest danger. By mid-morning Thursday, models indicate winds peaking.  Along the coast, 60 mile per hour winds are forecast, with higher gusts.

  The term “hurricane” is only used to refer to tropical storms, and is used when sustained winds reach 74 miles per hour. That level of wind strength is possible at extreme elevations above 9,000 feet and higher Thursday, according to the National Weather Service warning. “

 

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This Could Be The Coldest Thanksgiving Since 1930

 

 

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” Minnesotans woke up to subzero temperatures on Thanksgiving Day, and if the mercury doesn’t make it up into the double digits, the day could be one for the record books.

  As of 8 a.m., it was 2 below in the Twin Cities, and 20 below in Bemidji, in northern Minnesota.

  Meteorologist Matt Brickman is forecasting a high Thursday afternoon of 10 degrees. And if temperatures don’t rise higher than that, it will be the coldest Thanksgiving since Herbert Hoover was president, in 1930.”

 

CBS Minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Lakes Ice Cover Developing; Earliest In Over 40 Years

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” Ice is already starting to develop on Michigan’s Great Lakes. This is the earliest ice on some of the Great Lakes in at least 40 years.

  According to the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, on November 20, 2014, three of Michigan’s Great Lakes had ice starting to form. Lake Superior and Lake Michigan were one-half percent ice covered, while Lake Huron had one percent ice. Lake Erie was not reporting any ice as of Nov. 20, 2014.

  Decent early season ice coverage records date back to 1973. Last Friday was the earliest date that all three Great Lakes already had ice since the better reporting of early season ice began.

  Lake Superior actually had ice forming on November 15th of this year. That is the earliest ice on Lake Superior in the good data set.

  Lakes Superior, Michigan and Huron had ice 10 days earlier this year than last year.

  Lake Superior only had five and a half months without any ice on the lake. “

Thanks to Michigan Live

Thunder Snow Insanity Captured By GoPro South Buffalo, NY!

 

 

 

Published on Nov 22, 2014

” Rare video of thunder snow video from Cheektowaga, NY during the peak of the lake effect snow emergency on November 18, 2014 captured by GoPro camera! This storm brought 7-9 FEET of snow to the south side of Buffalo. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Rather than claiming 97 percent of scientists believe in man-made global warming, hopefully now some media outlets will revise that number closer to 50 percent.

  Contrary to the repeated insistence of both climate alarmists and the media, scientists do not all agree on the standard climate alarmism talking points.  A Purdue University scholar, surveying scientists in the agricultural sector including climatologists, found surprising disagreement on humanity’s role in climate change. These findings, though contrary to popular narrative on climate change, are unsurprising to anyone familiar with the prevalence of dissent in the scientific community.

  Linda Prokopy, a Professor of Natural Resource Social Science at Purdue University, surveyed more than six thousand farmers and scientists and found widespread disagreement on human contributions to climate change. While 90 percent of scientists and climatologists surveyed thought the climate was changing, only about 50.4 percent contended that humans were the primary cause of these changes.

  More shocking was that just 53 percent of climatologists surveyed thought “Climate change is occurring, and it is caused mostly by human activities.” While that number of climatologists was small, the result is still significant.

  This evidence is inconvenient to the many media outlets that have endlessly repeated that 97 percent of scientists endorse the global warming hypothesis. Prominent outlets like NBC and The New York Times, as well as countless others, have effectively shut down debate by asserting there is no scientific debate. “

NewsBusters

Drone Captures Scope Of Massive Snowfall In Otherwise Unreachable Great Lakes Area

 

 

 

” With two days having passed since the heaviest lake-effect snow buried parts of western New York, numerous communities remain under a state of emergency, with residents confined to their homes in the wake of several travel bans.

  Snowbound James Grimaldi, however, of West Seneca, New York, used his drone to capture the aerial views of his neighborhood, revealing snow-covered roofs and eerily quiet roadways.

  West Seneca received 61.5 inches of snow from late Tuesday night into Friday but was far from the hardest-hit area.

” The areas that got hit the hardest were farther away from the lake than West Seneca and had lower temperatures,” AccuWeather.com Expert Meteorologist Brett Anderson said.

” In West Seneca, the air was warmer and the snow was heavier and wetter, so it compacted more than fluffy snow would have,” he said.

  In Lancaster, New York, more than 74 inches fell, making it difficult for plows and shoveling efforts to keep up with the demand.”

 

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The 21 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Whether you’re a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out. “

Popular Mechanics has them all 

141 Year Old Cold Weather Record Falls In Jacksonville

 

 

 

 

” Thursday morning not only broke an “ancient” record from 1873, but we also dropped to the second coldest temperature ever recorded in the month of November in Jacksonville. 

  According to the National Weather Service, for the second morning in a row, Jacksonville set a new cold weather record. Thursday mornings temperature dropped to a bone chilling 24 degrees breaking the old record of 30 degrees set in 1873.

  Some areas around Woodbine, GA flirted with the upper teens as the temperature officially there dropped to 20 degrees.

  Any thoughts that the winter of 2014-2015 wouldn’t be as bone-chilling as last year’s may have just been put on thin ice. And it’s only November.”

 

 

The rest of the nation is feeling the cold as well …

 

 

” Even the snow covering the ground is amazing. Roughly 50.4 percent of the lower 48 was covered with snowmore than double the amount normally seen for this time of year. At this exact same time last year, just a scant 12.1 percent of the country had snow on the ground. Check out the maps below from Tuesday’s snow cover versus exactly one year ago.

  Jeff Masters is meteorology director at the online site Weather Underground. He says the low temperatures are January-like instead of what’s normal for November. He says it’s 15 degrees to 35 degrees below average over a big chunk of the country, thanks to arctic air.”

 

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For The Boaters Among Us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arctic Blast Via Polar Vortex To Chill 42 US States

 

 

 

” As the polar vortex gets displaced to the south, the door will open for arctic air to plunge over the most of the United States as the new week progresses.

  Only the Southwest, Hawaii, Alaska and South Florida will escape the grip of the upcoming arctic blast that the polar vortex can be blamed for.”

 

 

 

 

” The polar vortex is a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region,” stated AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

” Occasionally, this pocket of very cold air can get dislodged farther south than normal, leading to cold outbreaks in Canada and the U.S.” “

 

AccuWeather.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earliest Snow In Columbia, SC

 

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” As I predicted two days ago, the earliest snows on record are beginning to occur in the Carolinas.

  Columbia, SC is now experiencing their earliest snow, beating the Nov. 9, 1913 record by 8 days.”

 

 

Dr Roy Spencer PhD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Al Gore Mentions Heartland, Tells 11 Falsehoods In Just 35 Seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Al Gore hosted his annual “24 Hours of Reality” program this week. You might have missed it since Gore no longer has a cable network to show his Jerry Lewis-style telethon for the climate-alarmist set, but instead had to broadcast the whole thing online. Come to think of it, you probably also missed all the other “24 Hours of Reality” programs on his old, low-rated, bore of a network, Current TV.

  In the middle of his latest presentation, Gore mentioned The Heartland Institute and how our research ended up in a draft of some K-12 textbooks the Texas School Board is reviewing. Gore managed to pack in no fewer than 11 errors/lies/falsehoods about Heartland and the Texas School Board’s review of text books in just 35 seconds. Watch it for yourself (and read the breakdown of Gore’s dissembling and ignorance below). “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wintry Summer Blast Arrives In The West With Record Cold And Snow

 

 

 

” The calendar may still say summer, but old man winter barreled his way in to ruin the fun, dumping up to 20 inches of snow across the Rockies and sending temperatures plunging to as low as 10 degrees Fahrenheit in Wyoming, with wind chills — yes, wind chills — in the 20s as far south as Denver, Colorado, on Friday morning.

  It’s not unusual to see snow in the Rocky Mountains or even in Denver in September, but the strength of this cold air mass, and the snow totals, were both noteworthy.

  The snow caused major tree damage in Cody and Buffalo, Wyoming, where up to 10 inches fell on Wednesday night and Thursday. According to the National Weather Service, this was earliest recorded snowfall for Cody (by one day), where records date back to 1915. The temperature in Jackson, Wyoming, dropped to 18 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday morning. “

 

 

 

 

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Rational Thinking About Irrational Numbers

 

 

 

 

” I am drawing this reference from this article from someone who I look up to and admire – Dr. Roy Spencer.

  In the last 100 years, the amount of CO2 in the air has increased from three molecules per 10,000 molecules of air, to four molecules out of 10,000 molecules of air.

  Which means we are being asked to believe the increase of one molecule of CO2 out of 10,000 molecules of air in the last 100 years is causing catastrophic climate change that threatens mankind.

  This is all fascinating to me, given Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments on the immense threat of a catastrophe based on out of control climate, when we have groups like ISIS and Hamas running around.

  But let’s really put this whole CO2 scare (scam) in perspective, okay?

  Here is the infamous hockey stick graphic (see above), the last 50 years of warming based on the most reliable temperature measurements versus tree rings that decided to show cooling instead of warming. This, of course, has stirred up the angst of Dr. Michael Mann when people suggested there was something very wrong with switching the way one measured temperatures after 950 years when that way no longer agreed.

  Now here is the real hockey stick, the increase in GDP per capita since the coming fossil fuel age really took off over the last 100 years. “

 

 

” That is a real correlation. No switching measurement horses midstream. During the time of the increase of one molecule of CO2 per 10,000, earth’s per capita income went up. And think about how many more people there are now against 1900.

  But let’s look more closely at this in the U.S., since we naturally want to lead the world to a brighter tomorrow. “

 

 

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A Driver Dodges Death After Pulling Out Of His Garage And Seeing The World Around Him Rip Apart

 

 

 

 

   This video shows a Russian man back out of his garage into the teeth of a raging tornado . As he decides to return to the shelter of his garage it is vaporized before his eyes .

Thanks to IJR

McKitrick Paper: No Warming For 19 Years

 

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” The Guardian in 2009 predicted five years of rapid warming:

  The world faces record-breaking temperatures as the sun’s activity increases, leading the planet to heat up significantly faster than scientists had predicted for the next five years, according to a study.

  The hottest year on record was 1998, and the relatively cool years since have led to some global warming sceptics claiming that temperatures have levelled off or started to decline. But new research firmly rejects that argument.

  The research, to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, was carried out by Judith Lean, of the US Naval Research Laboratory, and David Rind, of Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

  Fail. Five more years of no warming followed.

  Professsor Ross McKitrick says in a new paper that the warming pause has now lasted an astonishing 19 years at the surface and 16-26 years in the lower troposphere: “

 

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Weather Channel Founder Explains The History Of The Global Warming Hoax

 

 

 

 

” John Coleman, an award-winning meteorologist and weatherman with sixty years of experience and founder of the Weather Channel, produced a video explaining the history of the man-made global warming hoax .

  Coleman, a former broadcast meteorologist of the year of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), explains that after being a member for several years, he quit the AMS after it became very clear to him that “the politics had gotten in the way of the science.” Coleman explains that there is no man-made global warming, and he’s sure of it. 

  Coleman says that if there were evidence of man-made global warming, he would have been dedicated his life to stopping it: 

“ I love our wonderful planet Earth. If I thought it was threatened by global warming, I would devote my life to stopping the warming!”

  Now they call it “climate change” instead of global warming, because the warming has stopped, says Coleman, and that $4.7 billion in taxpayer money is funding “bogus reports” and “bogus research.”  “

TPNN

Stunning Aerial Pictures Show Tens Of Thousands Stranded In The Desert At The Gates Of Burning Man

 

 

 

Huge queue: This picture taken by a Burning Man festival-goer who flew into the event shows the enormous tailback at the gate

 

 

 

 

” Incredible pictures taken from the air show the astonishing number of people stranded in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert after rare heavy rains prevented them entering the site of the annual Burning Man festival.

  By now it should resemble something from a post-apocalyptic Mad Max movie, a teeming mini city growing out of the sand.”

 

 

 

Deserted:  Tens of thousands of people should have arrived to create a make-shift city in Nevada's Black Rock Desert. But after Monday morning's rains, the site is empty and will remain so until Tuesday

 

 

 

” But standing water turned the playa 90 miles north of Reno into a quagmire and police barred ticket holders entry to the free-spirited week-long arts event, telling them not to return until Tuesday afternoon.

  Hundreds of vehicles massed outside the gates waiting for the weather to clear up, with some posting messages on Twitter about their predicament using the hashtag #strandedman.

  Festival-goer Jordan Kalev arrived at the event by plane and took pictures of the site as he flew over showing the sheer volume of traffic massed at the entrance and the soggy state of the ground.

  Around 70,000 people were left anxiously waiting for the event to start, with many driving back to Reno rather than queue in the desert. “

 

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Almanac Predicts Colder Winter, Hotter Summer

 

 

 

 

 

” The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation.

  Published Wednesday, the New Hampshire-based almanac predicts a “super-cold” winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The west will remain a little bit warmer than normal.

” Colder is just almost too familiar a term,” Editor Janice Stillman said. “Think of it as a refriger-nation.”

  More bad news for those who can’t stand snow: Most of the Northeast is expected to get more snowfall than normal, though it will be below normal in New England.”

AP News

” Storm Of Historic Proportions” Dumps 13 Inches Of Rain In Some Spots On Long Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Multiple local government agencies on Long Island declared states of emergency Wednesday, after a storm dumped nearly an entire summer’s worth of rain, causing major flooding in some spots that stranded motorists and snarled the morning commute.

  From Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning, Islip got more than 13 inches of rain, more than the normal total for June, July and August of 11.75 inches, said Joe Pollina of the National Weather Service.

  More than 5 inches of it fell in just a one-hour period, from 5 to 6 a.m. Wednesday, Pollina said. Holbrook got nearly 11 inches.

  A state of emergency was declared with Suffolk County, where county Executive Steve Bellone called the weather Wednesday morning a “storm of historic proportions.”

“ It was unprecedented and unpredicted — the size, the extent, the scale,” Bellone said at a news conference Wednesday, also remarking that “this could be a 500-year storm we just witnessed.”

  Islip Town Supervisor Tom Croci said the storm brought “a historic amount of rain in a short amount of time.” “

 

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Heavy Rain, Floods Swamp Mid-Atlantic, Northeast

 

 

 

 

” Drenching rain led to flash floods in the Washington and Baltimore metro areas Tuesday as a potent storm system slogged through the Mid-Atlantic.

  The heavy rain is forecast to pelt the Northeast and New England later on Tuesday and into Wednesday.

  A flash flood emergency was in effect for parts of the Baltimore area as of late afternoon.

  Several people were rescued from flooded cars and numerous roads were closed in the D.C. area, WUSA-TV reported. Roads are also closed in the Baltimore area.

  As of late afternoon, Baltimore had picked up 6.27 inches of rain, making this the city’s second-rainiest August day since records began in 1871. Photos on social media showed cars swamped in a parking lot at BWI airport.

  Some spots had picked up an estimated 10 inches of rain, the National Weather Service reported. “Numerous water rescues and road closures have been reported.” “

 

KSDK.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Loyal Dog Won’t Leave Injured Friend Behind – HELP JAPAN’S LOST & INJURED TSUNAMI PETS

 

Uploaded on Mar 16, 2011


” UPDATE: Nov.1, 2011 – ONE OF THESE DOGS HAS BEEN LOCATED. See http://www.GlobalAnimal.org for details at:http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/11/0…

For the story of Japan’s Loyal Tsunami Dogs: 

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/03/1…

How To Help & Donate To Japan’s Lost and Injured Pets:

http://www.globalanimal.org/2011/03/1…

  You don’t have to speak Japanese to understand the sympathetic tones of the two men observing these dogs who are also disaster victims — and one loyal dog refusing to leave his hurt friend’s side. There is so much we don’t understand about the emotional lives of animals. But we know they can suffer tremendously, and we know they care for each other.

  We wish all the people and animals of Japan heartfelt concern during this incomprehensibly difficult time. We know that the people of Japan will respond like these two friends, never abandoning each other in this time of need. Ganbatte kudasai! (“Don’t give up!”) — Global Animal

FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO HELP AND DONATE TO LOST AND INJURED PETS IN JAPAN, PLEASE VISIT GLOBALANIMAL.ORG.”