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: