Category Archives: Weather

Mysterious new man-made gases pose threat to ozone layer…

Image Credits: NOAA – National Weather Service – Climate Prediction Center By WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” On the heels of Andrew Dessler’s Ozone Hole tweet, we have from the BBC: “Researchers from the University of East Anglia have discovered … Continue reading

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NOAA: US Cold records outnumber warm records 66 to 1 in the last 7 days

And nearly 3 to 1 in the last 30 days, and over 2 to 1 in 2014 From NOAA/NCDC:  U.S. Records Summary The summaries below list the number of records broken for several recent periods is summarized in this table … Continue reading

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In the UK, it was much wetter in 1929

By Paul Homewood http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries/anomacts The Met Office have now issued the precipitation stats for last month, so what do they tell us about the winter as a whole in England, where the floods have caused such havoc? (I am concentrating … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Rainfall, Weather | 64 Comments

Niagara Falls Freezes Over – Again

Story submitted by Eric Worrall In further indications of global warming induced cold, Niagara Falls has frozen over for a second time this winter. 

Posted in Cold wave, Weather | 72 Comments

Massive Arctic cold wave descends into southern USA

Polar vortex outbreak creates 90 degree difference from one end of Texas to the other Look at the cold plunging from the latest polar vortex incursion: Notice the difference between Houston and Dallas, or New Orleans and Wichita now take … Continue reading

Posted in Cold wave, Weather | 146 Comments

Southern Sea Ice Area Minimum 2nd Highest on Record

By WUWT Regular Just The Facts Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Area reached a minimum of 2.447 Million Sq km on February 23rd, 2014, which exceeded the prior 2nd highest minimum of 2.423 Million Sq km that occurred on February 22nd, 2013. … Continue reading

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The Great Freeze Over The Great Lakes

At night, as cold settles in, lake ice creaks and groans. It’s been excessively cold, and I camped exposed on the snow-swept surface. Other than the lack of vegetation and the sounds at night, you’d never know you were on … Continue reading

Posted in Cold wave, Weather | 139 Comments

Study on weather disasters shows claims of increased damage costs aren’t rooted in climate, but rather, society

“…societal change is sufficient to explain the increasing costs of disasters at the global level…” We often hear of the wailing by climate activists and in the MSM about the huge cost numbers related to weather disasters, as if somehow … Continue reading

Posted in extreme weather, Weather | 60 Comments

‘Pineapple Express’ pattern for drought stricken California is shaping up – how long will it last?

From NASA JPL, video animation follows. Wet weather is again hitting drought-stricken California as the second and larger of two back-to-back storms makes its way ashore. The storms are part of an atmospheric river, a narrow channel of concentrated moisture … Continue reading

Posted in Drought, Rainfall, Weather | 121 Comments

Claim: Offshore Wind Turbines for ‘Taming Hurricanes’

From the University of Delaware a press release I just can’t stop laughing about. Of course, they have no real-world tests of this claim, only “their sophisticated climate-weather model”. No numbers were given on turbine “mortality”, so one wonders how … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, hurricanes, Weather, wind power | 223 Comments

Finally A Real Scientific Consensus – Everyone Agrees That The Recent Displaced Polar Vortex Wasn’t Caused By Global Warming

Image Credits: Soft Pixel – clker.com – Cagel.com By WUWT Regular “Just The Facts” For anyone who was witness to the absurdity of the recent warming makes it cold meme, it should come as no surprise that even ardent Catastrophic … Continue reading

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The real reason for flooding in Somerset Levels? Not global warming – river management

UPDATE: Satellite images added. UPDATE2: Upon further inspection of satellite images and flood maps I’ve concluded that while what this commenter had to say about the history is indeed true, the impact in this situation is not particularly relevant. I … Continue reading

Posted in flooding, Government idiocy, Weather | 276 Comments

Flood fight at the Met Office

No, global warming did NOT cause the storms, says one of the Met Office’s most senior experts One of the Met Office’s most senior experts yesterday made a dramatic intervention in the climate change debate by insisting there is no … Continue reading

Posted in flooding, MetOffice, Weather | 133 Comments

Somerset Floods – February Update

By Paul Homewood I have been waiting to update the situation with regard to the flooding of the Somerset Levels. I had hoped to include the rainfall data for the local station at Yeovilton, but the Met Office still have … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, flooding, Weather | 94 Comments

UK flooding, Met Office, and all that – a map from 878AD tells us more than Slingo

There’s quite a hullabaloo in the UK as the Met Office tries to link recent flooding in Bridgwater, Somerset with global warming, with Lord Lawson even calling Met Office Julia Slingo’s claims “absurd”. Josh even has a cartoon at Bishop … Continue reading

Posted in flooding, MetOffice, Weather | 87 Comments

Snow in 49 of 50 states, meanwhile, cartoon pokes fun at Dr. David Viner while media is doing spin cycle

It is surprising to see this headline in USA Today: Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/02/13/snow-cover-usa/5454645/ This calls for a song and a cartoon about Dr. David Viner.

Posted in Cold wave, Humor, Satire, snowfall, Weather | 64 Comments

Satellite Video Shows Movement of Major U.S. Winter Storm in the South

A new NASA video of NOAA’s GOES satellite imagery shows three days of movement of the massive winter storm that stretches from the southern U.S. to the northeast.Visible and infrared imagery from NOAA’s GOES-East or GOES-13 satellite from Feb. 10 … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Snow, Weather | 42 Comments

Forensic science reports more deaths in Australia than Sweden due to cold

From the University of Adelaide , something nobody would have ever guessed. Australian state has higher rate of hypothermia deaths than Sweden Social isolation, lack of housing insulation are contributing factors New research from the University of Adelaide shows that … Continue reading

Posted in Cold wave, Economy-health, Weather | 64 Comments

An attempt to politicize the winter Olympics over climate change fails to demonstrate climate consensus

Olympic athletes just won’t know what snow is (with apologies to Dr. David Viner) With  the winter Olympics taking center stage of world media right now it of course becomes a potential on-camera political opportunity for anybody with an idea … Continue reading

Posted in Ridiculae, Snow, Weather | 105 Comments

We don’t know clouds

Too many variables like clouds to model future climate with precision Guest essay by Rolf Westgard A new United Nations report suggests an imminent danger from global warming. It states that without drastic action we may have “to develop the … Continue reading

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