Category Archives: snowfall

The White House gets a case of Mann-Tijander syndrome

WUWT readers may recall: Upside-Side Down Mann and the “peerreviewedliterature” at Climate Audit. Steve McIntyre wrote then: “…there isn’t a shred of doubt that Mann et al 2008 used these proxies upside down from the Tiljander interpretation. “ It seems the … Continue reading

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Posted in Climate News, Polar Vortex, snowfall, Weather | 79 Comments

‘Houston, we have a dumbass problem’

I’m truly sorry about the title, but nothing else really describes the ridiculousness of the pronouncement by the White House aide John Podesta over these two satellite images in a maddeningly idiotic story from the Washington Post. In a Feb. … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, El Nino Basics, ENSO, Government idiocy, Politics, snowfall | Tagged , , , , , | 188 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

Lakes For Sale, Partially Thawed, N=20

Guest Post By Willis Eschenbach Anthony pointed out the selling of overhyped claims of the “dramatic thinning” of Arctic ice here. The title of the underlying scientific study is much more prosaic, Response of ice cover on shallow lakes of … Continue reading

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Cold winter may actually cause Great Lakes water levels to rise

The recent Arctic blast that gripped much of the nation will likely contribute to a healthy rise in Great Lakes water levels in 2014, new research shows. But the processes responsible for that welcome outcome are not as simple and … Continue reading

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2013 Was Not A Good Year For Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Climate Warming Change Disruption Weirding Ocean Acidification Extreme Weather, etc.

Image Credit: European Space Agency – CryoSat By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” For anyone keeping track, 2013 has not been a good year for those who propagate the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW) Narrative, also know by a litany … Continue reading

Posted in Climate FAIL, Forecasting, Hiatus in Global Warming, hurricanes, measurement, Sea ice, snowfall, Specific Humidity, Temperature, tornadoes | Tagged , , , , | 69 Comments

Over half the USA covered in snow, the most in 11 years

Paging Dr. David Viner, white courtesy phone please Here is the map from NOAA’s  National Operational Hydrologic Remote Sensing Center showing the snow coverage at 53%, the most in 11 years for this date. December 15, 2013   Area Covered … Continue reading

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Snowfall in South America

By using the keywords nieve and neve (instead of snow) many interesting articles can be found on the Internet Guest essay by Argiris Diamantis Snowfall, like the present snowfall in South America, can be considered to be weather rather than … Continue reading

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Vanishing Snow: Should There Be A Law?

By Steve Goreham Originally published in The Washington Times Last month, more than 100 ski resorts joined the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) Climate Declaration. The BICEP declaration urges that Americans “use less electricity,” “drive a more … Continue reading

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Did Global Warming Prevent a Record-Breaking D.C. Snowstorm?

Guest post by Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger and Patrick J. Michaels We haven’t seen any media stories relating global warming to the Wednesday’s weather in D.C. We are certain that this would not have been the case had more than … Continue reading

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The Winter Of 1947

“Climate disruption” before the current lunacy of “CO2 caused extreme weather” era By Paul Homewood The Great Freeze of 1963 was the coldest winter in the UK for over 200 years. However, the winter of 1947, while not as cold, … Continue reading

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Over 650 snow records set in USA this week – another wonky surface station located

UPDATE : The NWS responds about the station issue, see below. – Anthony Almost 60% of the contiguous USA covered in snow. While pundits spin attempts at linking snowfall in the Northeast USA to AGW, much like they do in … Continue reading

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New model says more snow at poles, less elsewhere due to CO2

From Princeton and the I haven’t looked out the window lately department: Forecast is for more snow in polar regions, less for the rest of us (Journal of Climate) Posted on February 22, 2013 By Cather­ine Zan­donella, Office of the … Continue reading

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New paper from NOAA demonstrates that El Niño has more impacts than climate on winter weather in the USA

While AP’s Seth Borenstein cites opinions of activist scientists in erroneously claiming that ‘climate change’  increasing atmospheric moisture is the main driver for winter weather events, it turns out that El Niño patterns are strongly associated with winter weather impacts. … Continue reading

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Whac-a-moling Seth Borenstein at AP over his erroneous extreme weather claims

Comments on Yesterday’s paean to Global Warming Guest post by Dr. Richard Keen, Meteorologist Emeritus, University of Colorado, Boulder It’s like playing whac-a-mole. After every major storm or unusual (or even slightly interesting) weather event, some non-investigative reporter gets hold … Continue reading

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It was the best of times, it was [will be] the worst of times.

My brother stumbled across an interesting pair of headlines today. Nothing very new, but a nice collection yin and yang. Weather vs climate. Observation vs model. Boom vs bust. First, the yang. WUWT already covered this at Another ‘Vinerism’, or … Continue reading

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Time lapse video of the 2013 Snowpocalypse in the Northeast

This is fun to watch. It is a time lapse video of the Snowpocalypse in Hartford, CT. Clearly, you can see the posited global warming influences having an effect. /sarc

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Global Warming To Bring Colder/Warmer Winters

By Paul Homewood It seems that every time we get some snow, another “scientist” is wheeled out to explain that, no matter how cold it gets, it is all down to global warming. In the last week or so, we … Continue reading

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Michael Tobis has bupkis

UPDATES have been added:  see below. Not only does Tobis have bupkis, he’s been caught out in a Janus moment from 2010 where he says the exact opposite. – Anthony I wrote a post yesterday pointing out how a WWF … Continue reading

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Heaviest Snowfall in a Century Hits Moscow – WWF has logic fail

UPDATE: See a new related story here. From the Moscow Times By Roland Oliphant The heaviest snowfall in a century brought Moscow and the surrounding region to a near standstill and left hundreds of people without power, officials said Tuesday. And with snowfall set to continue at least until … Continue reading

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Another ‘Vinerism’, or just a snow job?

From the FECYT – Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology  and the snowfalls are now just a thing of the past department comes this press release, one much like those we’ve heard before that have not come to pass. Maybe … Continue reading

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It’s snowing, and it really feels like the start of a mini ice age – London Mayor Boris Johnson

Image Credit: Climate4You.com From The Telegraph – By London Mayor Boris Johnson “The Sun is god!” cried JMW Turner as he died, and plenty of other people have thought there was much in his analysis. The Aztecs agreed, and so … Continue reading

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The Dr. David Viner moment we’ve all been waiting for…a new snow record

WUWT readers surely recall this most often quoted prediction about snow. From the Independent’s most cited article: Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past by Charles Onians: However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters … Continue reading

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A Cool White Christmas – almost two thirds of the continental USA has snow cover

Where’s that “global warming” when you really want it? ;-) This map from NOAA’s National Snow Analyses page shows the snow depth data:

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Introducing The New WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page

(Photo credits: NOAA) By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” We are pleased to introduce WUWT’s newest addition, the WUWT “Extreme Weather” Reference Page. Realizing the difficulty in selling “Global Warming” when the globe hasn’t warmed in the last 16 years, … Continue reading

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Is this what global warming looks like? Over 2000 new low temperature records set in October

In the continental USA, there were 137 high temperature type records versus 857 low temperature type records this past week , a 6-1 difference. Last week there were 1154 low temperature type records putting the two week total for October at 2011. There … Continue reading

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Record cold and snow to hit Great Plains

From the National Weather Service: “An early-season winter storm is expected to develop across eastern North Dakota into northern Minnesota beginning Wednesday night, as colder air filters into the region. Rain developing during the day on Wednesday will mix with … Continue reading

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There’s no business like snow business – Weather Channel to start naming winter storms

From their press release The Weather Channel announced today its new naming system for winter storms, making it the first national organization in North America to proactively name winter storms. In time for the start of the winter season, naming … Continue reading

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Anchorage breaks seasonal snow record last set in 1955

Alaska’s largest city breaks seasonal snow record By RACHEL D’ORO | Associated Press ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A spring snowfall has broken the nearly 60-year-old seasonal snow record of Alaska’s largest city. Inundated with nearly double the snow they’re used … Continue reading

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All-Time Snowfall Records Fall Across Western Oregon & SW Washington

Vancouver, Washington (March 22nd 2012) – “Many cities across Western Oregon and Southwest Washington are setting all-time cold and snowfall records for this late in the season. Since Tuesday night, the Willamette Valley has been blanketed with anywhere from 2″ … Continue reading

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NASA on the snow and the mild winter – AGW not mentioned

Despite the wailings at various blogs and news outlets about this mild winter in the USA being the result of global warming, NASA says otherwise. Not a mention of AGW, CO2, or any of that blame game can be found … Continue reading

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Historic March Snowstorm Along Oregon Coastline

From Steve Pierce, President, Oregon Chapter of the American Meteorological Society Vancouver, Washington (March 13th 2012) – “Many residents along the coastline of Oregon awoke Tuesday morning to no power, downed trees, closed roads and as much as 8″ of … Continue reading

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Snow White Takes a Walk In The Park

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I wrote a post called I Used To Be Snow White (… but then I drifted) a week or so ago about a study titled “Impact of Declining Arctic Sea Ice on Winter Snowfall” (PDF) that … Continue reading

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Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts, Heavy Snow to Hammer Northwest

For Immediate Release – AccuWeather News March 12, 2012 — State College, PA –As locations east of the Rockies experience Maylike warmth, residents in the Pacific Northwest are in for a stormy week. The first in a round of potent … Continue reading

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50 years ago: The Great Atlantic Storm of 1962

Guest post by Ric Werme This week marks the 50th anniversary of a destructive nor’easter named “The Great Atlantic Storm of 1962″ by the NWS and just “The Ash Wednesday Storm” by others. I lived in Ohio at the time, … Continue reading

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