Tag Archives: Snow

New record low set in the coldest city in the continental USA – much of the country headed for a deep freeze

As we begin 2014, it will usher in record cold temperatures. Next week looks quite cold as this forecast for Tuesday shows. Image from Dr. Ryan Maue, WeatherBell International Falls, MN set a new record with -42ºF. About these ads

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‘Twas the nightmare before Christmas

By Joe Bastardi ‘Twas the week before Christmas, when all through the news, There were reports of record cold, so many were confused. Told global warming is why we should care, And that the point of no return would soon … Continue reading

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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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They are just now figuring this out?

From the University of Washington, something woodsmen, hunters, and campers have observed in forests for hundreds of years.  It’s all about the LWIR. Snow melts faster under trees than in open areas in mild climates It’s a foggy fall morning, … 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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UCLA pulls a “children aren’t going to know what snow is”

From the University of California – Los Angeles, apparently there will be no more skiing at Big Bear. UCLA climate study predicts dramatic loss in local snowfall By midcentury, snowfall on Los Angeles–area mountains will be 30 to 40 percent … Continue reading

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New research projects mitigation of sea level rise

Recent snowfall anomalies in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica Enhanced snowfall on the East Antarctic ice sheet is projected to significantly mitigate 21st century global sea level rise. In recent years (2009 and 2011), regionally extreme snowfall anomalies in Dronning … 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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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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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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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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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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Awe, shucks …

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Wintertime was magic when I was a kid. When the snow came, it transformed our world. It turned the forest that surrounded our ranch into an infinity of marvels, mysteries and delights. We could track … 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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Glacially modeled snow job

From the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)  Alarmism, I think maybe they are a bit unclear on the concept of how glaciers work. As snowfall varies with the seasons, the flow of ice speeds up and slows down. … Continue reading

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A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – “Extreme Weather” Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” Recently there have been increased efforts to link “Climate Change” and “Extreme Weather” e.g., NOAA links extreme weather to climate change CBS – July 10, 2012, “NASA scientist links climate change, extreme weather” CNN … Continue reading

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Greenland Ice Sheet albedo drops ‘off the bottom of the chart’ – but look closer as to why

Got this in the mail just as I posted my open thread announcemnt. I’m too busy this weekend to say much else except to post this tweet from Bill McKibben and some past blog excerpts and invite discussion. Bill McKibben … Continue reading

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Study: Wolverines need refrigerators

[That headline is from the Wildlife Conservation Society press release, printed as is. And why do Wolverines need refrigerators? The climate is getting warmer of course.  - Anthony] Will insects and bacteria consume more of the wolverine’s food if the … Continue reading

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A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – 2nd Quarter, 2012 – “What Global Warming Looks Like” Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” In the US we are currently being bombarded with claims that “this summer is ‘what global warming looks like’” from the Associated Press and “summer heat wave an early indication of global warming” from … Continue reading

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A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Peter Gleick Edition

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” I recently came across a January 21st, 2012 Peter Gleick article 2011 Climate Change in Pictures and Data: Just the Facts, which appears to mimic the format and approach of my January 1st, 2012 … 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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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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What We Don’t Know about Snow

From Ellen Gray NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Predicting the future is always a tricky business — just watch a TV weather report. Weather forecasts have come a long way, but almost every season there’s a snowstorm that seems to … Continue reading

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Two Feet of Snow in Seattle

More proof of global warming climate change global climate disruption has been seen with this latest snowstorm in Seattle. Readers may recall this story from 2008 from where the mayor even refused to bring out salting/snowplowing for fear of environmental … Continue reading

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The warm-cold oscillation

From the Institute of Physics Cold winters caused by warmer summers, research suggests Scientists have offered up a convincing explanation for the harsh winters recently experienced in the Northern Hemisphere; increasing temperatures and melting ice in the Arctic regions creating … Continue reading

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Little Bubbles part 2 – Firn; The Great Equalizer

Continued from part 1… Guest Post by Caleb Shaw I will now tell you what I’ve learned, so you can subject it to your kindly WUWT peer- review. I’m fairly certain I’ve gotten some of it wrong, because it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Record snowfall for “Climate Justice Day” in New York

It just doesn’t get any better than this. The Occupy Wall Street Mob had a “Climate Justice Day” scheduled for today. I don’t think they figured on a “Nightmare on Wall Street” irony like this. I notice Bill McKibben isn’t … Continue reading

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Getting ready for more global warming: Heathrow airport triples snow clearance fleet

It seem airport operator BAA has realized that Global warming has really dumped on them the last two years and rather than be caught with their pants down again, they 3x increased their equipment and staff ready to clear snow. … Continue reading

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Curious summer weather in China

From NTD Television Snow Covers Sichuan State Highway 318 in Summer While people in other regions of China, are enduring the hot summer, a bizarre scene of drifting snow covered the Zheduo Mountain section of the Sichuan State Highway 318 … Continue reading

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Late, low, May snow in California

From the “weather is not climate” department, I’m getting reports this morning of snow down to 2500 feet in Forest Ranch, CA a few miles from where I live. This is not surprising, give the cold storm coming through at … Continue reading

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Record Snow in Sierra – Near 200% of normal at Boreal Ski resort

“Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms,” says the IPCC in 2001. Recent snows suggest much for AGW induced snow worries, but still the hype continues: “Heavy snowstorms are not inconsistent with a warming planet,” said Jeff Masters, director of … Continue reading

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New record low temperatures in San Francisco Bay area

Jan Null of Golden Gate Weather writes: Based on hourly weather observations a number of minimum temperature records were either set or tied in the Bay Area this morning.

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Low snow in SFO – to be or not to be?

Is Al Gore at his Fisherman’s Wharf Condo? Our own Charles The Moderator sent me a query today, along with a link to this SFO Chron article about the possibility of snow down to sea level. It’s possible, and has … Continue reading

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NYC’s seasonal snowfall: 3rd largest on record

New York City Seasonal Snowfall Now 3rd Greatest in the Record (since 1868); Frigid Moscow Guest post by Joseph D’Aleo, CCM New York City metro area after a welcome thaw late last week, saw cold return this weekend and then … Continue reading

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