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 there. Strange how he talks a big game about climate and weather events becoming more extreme, but when the going gets tough… well you know. No mention of this comedic slap in the face by nature on the 350.org website.

Here’s the record statement from NOAA/NWS:

SXUS71 KOKX 300633 RER

NYC RECORD EVENT REPORT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY

0221 AM EDT SUN OCT 30 2011

...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL SET AT CENTRAL PARK NY...

A RECORD SNOWFALL OF 2.9 INCHES WAS SET AT CENTRAL PARK NY

YESTERDAY...OCTOBER 29.

THIS BREAKS THE OLD RECORD OF TRACE SET IN 2002.

...RECORD OCTOBER SNOWFALL AMOUNT SET FOR CENTRAL PARK NY...

CENTRAL PARK RECORDED 2.9 INCHES OF SNOWFALL ON OCTOBER 29 2011

SINCE SNOWFALL RECORDS BEGAN IN 1869...AN INCH OF SNOWFALL HAS

NEVER BEEN RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.

THE LAST TWO TIMES THAT MEASURABLE SNOW FELL IN THE MONTH

OF OCTOBER WAS...OCTOBER 21 1952 WITH 0.5 INCHES AND OCTOBER 30 1925

WITH 0.8 INCHES.

THEREFORE...THIS BREAKS THE DAILY RECORD FOR SNOWFALL IN OCTOBER

AND THE MOST SNOWFALL EVER RECORDED IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER.

The irony, it b-b-b-burns:

 

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BargHumer

This starts to get spooky.

Latitude

Keep in mind…..
…it’s the liberal version of the TEA Party

jonjermey

Maybe there really is a ‘Gore effect’. Grant money, stat!

That’s what you get when you try to put words in Mother Nature’s mouth: a slap down.
The irony is delicious.
Pretty soon the Greens will be saying: “the existence of any climate of any kind at anytime is proof of man-made global warming”.
p.s. – I wonder if AGW’ers flog themselves at night before they go to bed? Just curious.

Matthew

Was Al Gore in town?

Jim, too

They will report it as not conflicting with the global warming hypothesis. They have to. They MUST. They have no choice but to. Backing off could not possibly be good for AGW theory. Despite any evidence to the contrary…
Its got to be ridiculously tough for the protestors right now when they have not given themselves any wiggle room at all. No chance to second guess.
J2

Njorway

Gore Effect strikes again

Robert Austin

Does this prove that there really is a god and he/she/it just loves to torment warmists?

H.R.

Heh-heh.
OTOH, if they knew history, they could claim this as their “Valley Forge,” but I don’t think they know their history or they wouldn’t be demanding that we adopt the failures of the past.

Stevo lane

What is it with the ‘gore effect? Kinda bizarre

Lawrie Ayres

Record snow in NY in October, Curry disses the BEST report and the UN go to Durban. Some late frosts in Durban should give the warmers even more problems. Just wishing and hoping.

ew_3

Strange how many snowfall records have been broken in many places in the last 15 years.

Leon Brozyna

My sympathies are not for the pathetic squatters … they’re for the folks in such places as the Bershires who got over two feet of the heavy wet snow, with tree limbs and power lines down, who’ll now have to rough it for at least several days through no choice of their own.

Wucash

It is justice… just not the kind of justice that the greens would want 😀

GP

The OWS people should just declare climate victory and move on to the next issue.

When I first read this off to my wife she asked if I was on The Onion again!
🙂

Oh gee, and I thought it was just because I’ve been too busy to rake the leaves. Well, not quite true – I raked the back yard so I could run the lawn mower, then did the area where I put my permanent snow stake with a lower height, then used hedge clippers right where I put it, and finally put it. All that’s to minimize the daily error from reading the stake through out the winter.
I track snow depths each morning and the running sum (Snow Depth Days). It appears they’re useless as an indicator of climate change, but they can show seasonal patterns and provide a handy metric of how snowbound a winter is.
I hope I can finish finish last season’s data tonight…. See http://wermenh.com/sdd/index.html

Curiousgeorge

Globull warming only happens from June thru Sept. So about next August it should be hot again. Doh! Now, please excuse me while I watch “Forbidden Planet” for the umpteenth time. Far more entertaining.

Al Gored

“Adash Daniel, 24, is a protester who had been at the park for three weeks. He had a sleeping bag and cot that he was going to set up, but changed his mind.
“I’m not much good to this movement if I’m shivering,” he said as he left the park.”
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/at-least-three-deaths-blamed-on-northeast-us-snowstorm/article2219079/
Shivering is an activity. Wouldn’t that make activists more active?

Jimmy Haigh

Robert Austin says:
October 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm
That was my first thought – maybe there is a God after all.

Hugh Pepper

What exactly is your point in the ad hom on Bill McKibbon? I don’t thin k engaging in this kind of demonizing helps your cause at all.
REPLY: OWS didn’t have climate component until he showed up and told them “Wall Street is occupying the atmosphere”. There’s an old saying, “if you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen. McKibben like the heat, not the cold apparently. Calling him on his lack of participation on “Climate Justice Day” is fair game. – Anthony

DirkH

Back to the Xboxes at home.

“Climate Justice”… for once no doublespeak!

Jimmy Haigh

My second thought was: “sh sh sh sh sh sh sh sh shadenfraud…”
Spelt deliberately without the final “e” and sung to the tune of ” I I I I I I like you very much”.

Is Ali boy passing through JFK on his yearly migration to warmer climates???

Alex

Last time, thinking that AGW still had the A attached to it, they went to Copenhagen, where the A had dropped and the warmists froze in one of the worst global snowstarms the northern hemisphere ever saw. Even Obama had to abandon Copenhagen so as to avoid the then impending snow storms in the US.
So, following Copenhagen’s triple wammy debacle, the warmists chose a warm place in Mexico for their next money-burning, CO2 spouting ego-trips. They went to Cancun, thinking that the cold would not get them. But it did and the weather there went cold and wintry. So, for the next one, the went even more summery than Cancun: They have chosen Durban in December. Any bets about the weather in Durban during December?

Hisownfool

I will probably get creamed for this but I am troubled the way that a site devoted to discussing the problems with “climate change” insanity has morphed into just another corner of the conservative echo chamber. Yes, the turn of events in New York was ironic but the vitriol directed against people who, climate silliness, has some good points, points that many Americans agree with, is the kind of stuff that Red State and NRO are for.
It’s not just OWS — there were folks absolutely devoting to downplaying Hurricane Irene’s impact on the Northeast. Other sane climate scientists noticed this and were also bothered.
Listen, I know that it’s an uphill battle to overcome the regnant orthodoxy and I know that the other side has treated people like Anthony abysmally. But stuff like this only makes it easier for them to lump the folks here with the cranky right, which, until recently, would have been outrageously unfair.
REPLY: Please note the tags: humor, satire
If it said politics, you’d certainly have a point. Don’t you think it is funny that the day they are to have a rally on “climate justice” they get an all-time record breaking snowstorm.? -Anthony

Al Gore's Holy Hologram

Their mission statement clearly says they are political and have nothing to do with ‘climate’

Gail Combs

Robert Austin says:
October 30, 2011 at 2:16 pm
Does this prove that there really is a god and he/she/it just loves to torment warmists?
____________________
It proves that the Tea Party members prayed a lot and Mother Nature loves a good joke.
…….
Anthony – Get back to work on your paper!
We really need it before Durbin.

Hisownfool says:
October 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm tell me that you agree with the people in this video cause this is what the majority of OWS stand for the rest might be a little better educated but they can’t be much better
http://www.therightscoop.com/former-soviet-citizen-confronts-socialists-at-ows/

DirkH

B-b-b-back – B-b-b-back – T-t-to – T-t-to – th-th-the – th-th-the – X-x-x-x-X-b-b-b-b-box – X-x-x-x-X-b-b-b-b-box – a-a-at h-h-h-home – a-a-at h-h-h-home!

John of Cloverdale Perth WA

It’s Mother Nature’s way of saying she doesn’t tolerate fools.

Resourceguy

What, only 3 million without power? I wanted 5 million with the impact clustered around Edward Markey’s district in Mass. Keep the storms coming and keep watching the AMO chart for decline and in the presence of decline in the PDO. Stick em, freeze em, and to quote bumper stickers from the 70s–Ban Mining and Let the Bast#$@ Freeze in the Dark.

Douglas DC

This is indeed “Climate Justice.” served cold….
Oh and I’ll have my Schadenfreude severed, on the rocks, stirred not shaken….

Douglas DC

Served, dang it.

Dreadnought

This is good news indeed – it is high time the warmists got a well-publicised slap-down like this. Delicious irony.
OK, we have to acknowledge the old, hackneyed mantra of “weather is not climate” – but it’s all grist to the mill, as far as I’m concerned.
Not withstanding, my sincere best wishes and commiserations go out to all those adversely affected by this tree snapper. I hope it melts soon and you get your power back on.
Condolences to all those bereaved.

mike g

@Hisownfoo
How can you equate pointing out the truth that Irene was not a hurricane when it made landfill with downplaying its significance? Truth is truth. A storm doesn’t have to be a hurricane to be be a serious situation, especially if it goes right over where a bunch of lemmings have congregated.

Roger Knights

Jim, too says:
October 30, 2011 at 2:11 pm
Its got to be ridiculously tough for the protestors right now when they have not given themselves any wiggle room at all.

No giggle room either.

Grant

What is climate justice?
Look, I know everyone is ticked off at wall street billionaires, as if they didn’t exist they’d somehow have a job. I get it, human nature. But the cause sure did attract all the left wing wack jobs. Didn’t take long for that movement to loose focus. Mic check, mic check! WHAT THE HELL (what the hell), ARE WE (are we) DOING HERE? (doing here?)

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The warmists’ response was that there are more warm events than cold events. Some such nonsense to keep the paychecks flowing…

ferdberple

McKibben likes the heat, not the cold apparently.
Amazing all the extra snow made possible by the earth warming. Based on a straight line projection from historical records, it wont be long before we have 400+ days of snow a year.

R. Gates

What is not being taken into account is that thermographic readings show that it was the warmest snow to ever fall in October in NYC, with an unprecedented amount of latent heat existing inside the snow. Fortunately, a sample of the snow from close to Central Park was preserved, quickly being sent in a freezer pack to Boulder for analysis to see if some of the missing heat was present in the snow. Warm snow has long been predicted as proof of AGW.
…okay, now sarc off…
The saddest thing about this storm was the great number of very old trees that have been lost. My sister lives in Portland ME, and a 100 year old maple in front of her house was split in half by the heavy snow. That fact alone tells you how rare this snowstorm was, as trees don’t get that big and old if these kinds of storms are frequent.

ferdberple

Note the dates on this. Muller claims warming has not slowed, yet:
Climate-Change Debate Is Heating Up in Deep Freeze
By JOHN M. BRODER
Published: February 10, 2010
WASHINGTON — As millions of people along the East Coast hole up in their snowbound homes, the two sides in the climate-change debate are seizing on the mounting drifts to bolster their arguments. Skeptics of global warming are using the record-setting snows to mock those who warn of dangerous human-driven climate change — this looks more like global cooling, they taunt.
Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past
By Charles Onians
Monday, 20 March 2000
Britain’s winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives. However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters which are less cold than in much hotter summers. According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”. “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

Frank K.

Yep…we got about 10 inches here in western New Hamphire. Nothing unusual for us. Just a nuisance. Don’t need my snow tires just yet, either.
BTW, I am totally HAPPY that the OWS idiots have fully embraced the CAGW climate science bandwagon! Please – MORE! And please, let Jim Hansen and Gavin Schmidt share a tent. PLEASE!

Pamela Gray

Yes, but it was rotten snow. And the rain was soggier than normal. Not to mention it was earlier… no wait…later…um…higher…lower…er…shorter…longer than the average. Er go, global warming.

morgo

in sydney last weak we had a hot day around 34 deg , the news media where saying global warming where all going to fry .by the way it has been cold ever since

Pete of Perth

I wish it would snow in Perth Australia; nothing but sand flies and sharks here. Last time I skied was 1982 when I lived in Seattle.
We hosted CHOGM on the weekend and not a word about CAGW from our PM Gillard.
[http://www.chogm2011.org/home]
Pete

Mother Nature has a sense of humor for sure.
She disrupted James Hansen’s “protest” on March 3, 2009, in Washington DC with an EXTREME below climatology snowstorm and highs in the twenties (the 20’s….three weeks from Spring).
Now she has disrupted this chicanery in Zuccotti Park with an historic storm that defies modern records.
Never in the history of rising CO2, has so much snow been recorded in Central Park, let alone one day as opposed to one month, in October. Granted, 2 inches might not seem to be alot, until you look at the record.
Then fly as the crow flies to Massachusetts to the north and look at the nearly 3 FEET totals.
October….before Halloween….you know the AMC Marathon of Jamie Lee Curtis times of things.
Considering the problem at hand….those tent whiners however…would be better pressed to stop their protests in the midst of a MAJOR and HISTORIC disaster and actually help their fellow New Englanders so that the babies in the subfreezing houses don’t die of hypothermia.
Right.
But….of course…in their cognitive dissonance world, things are heating up….so there is no problem.
Right. Bastards! Where is their honor??
What dumb *****s that we have to deal with today. Geeeez.
No wonder Mother Nature is mad.
And…to be honest…if she is that pissed off…then I understand her rage and allow her to do whatever she needs to do.
Chris
Norfolk, VA, USA

R. Gates says:
October 30, 2011 at 7:06 pm
What is not being taken into account is that thermographic readings show that it was the warmest snow to ever fall in October in NYC, with an unprecedented amount of latent heat existing inside the snow. Fortunately, a sample of the snow from close to Central Park was preserved, quickly being sent in a freezer pack to Boulder for analysis to see if some of the missing heat was present in the snow. Warm snow has long been predicted as proof of AGW.
…okay, now sarc off…
==============================
No.
Sarc…”.never on”. J
ust stupidity.
You can’t, R….you can NOT explain snow to the coastal plain in October next to the warm Atlantic.
This AIN’T DENVER dude. No upslope here.
Much harder…..MUCH HARDER here to produce snow [especially in motha ******* October I mean really dude]….considering wet bulbs and cooling aloft.
So climb out of your Denver and your Boulder ICAR bubble and let’s see if you are breathing afterwards.
Yeah….I thought so.
Chris
Norfolk, VA, USA