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Date Posted:01/19/2017 7:11 AMCopy HTML

In the early nineties, Alaska warmed up dramatically in the winters.  The weeks of -30 and below gave way to periodic episodes of maybe as low as 10F followed by chinook winds bringing heat up from the tropics, raising temps across all of Alaska and in much of Alaska, above freezing, quite often.

It's been hell on the snow plowing companies and snow machine dealerships.

Since, oh... around 2011 or so... it seems like the winters have been getting cooler and the chinook winds more rare.  This winter, we've had no chinook winds thus far and it is currently -20F outside and dropping.

Alaska serves, I think, as a bellwether for global climate.  We are the lid on top of the largest heat sink on this world, the Pacific ocean.  We saw warming trends in the early nineties while the rest of the world didn't notice much until algore released his propaganda flick in 2006.

Of course, tomorrow or next week, the Pacific could send us a few gazillion BTU's but so far it hasn't and it's already mid January.  If another month and a half passes without a chinook wind, I'm going to declare AGW to be over.

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Re:The end of the warming spell

Date Posted:01/19/2017 6:09 PMCopy HTML

Did man cause the climate change that killed the dinosaurs? Seems as if it's been around for a long time eh?
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Re:The end of the warming spell

Date Posted:01/20/2017 1:51 AMCopy HTML

I believe the current accepted theory regarding that particular extinction event was an asteroid strike in the gulf of mexico.
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Date Posted:01/20/2017 4:24 AMCopy HTML

Perhaps if they had a meteorologist to warn them, they could have saved themselves?
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Date Posted:01/20/2017 5:22 PMCopy HTML

I want to think you are punning me...  please tell me you're punning me.
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Re:The end of the warming spell

Date Posted:03/14/2017 10:23 PMCopy HTML

Thank goodness for global warming!


Snowstorm strikes north-eastern United States


14 March 2017



Ploughs work to clear the runways at Newark International Airport

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Re:The end of the warming spell

Date Posted:03/15/2017 3:56 AMCopy HTML

Mid March has arrived and thus far, only 1 chinook wind... a sad, weak one that barely lasted a day, melting hardly any snow.

The trend continues back toward the bad old days.
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Date Posted:03/02/2018 8:38 PMCopy HTML

Yesterday was the coldest March day on record with temperatures not rising above -5.8C in Okehampton












Europe severe weather: Death toll rises amid freeze

2 March 2018

The death toll from severe weather has risen across Europe, with at least 23 casualties in Poland alone amid sub-zero temperatures, officials say.

Shelters have been opened as the plight of rough sleepers is a major concern. Some 59 people have died across the continent, AFP news agency reports.

Meanwhile most transport and flights have been suspended in Ireland where thousands were left without power.

Several countries continued to face disruption caused by snow and ice.

The unusually cold spell brought by a Siberian weather system was being felt as far south as the Mediterranean.........>

https://www.nationalreview.com/photos/s ... e/#slide-1



Snow in Rome
A rare snowstorm in Rome this week disrupted transportation, shut down schools, and prompted authorities to call in the army to help clear the streets. Take a look at the snowy scene in the always scenic city. Pictured, the Colosseum during a heavy snowfall, in a photo taken with a fisheye lens.

REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

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Re:The end of the warming spell

Date Posted:03/04/2018 5:39 AMCopy HTML

 pennsylvania has had amazingly mild winters for the last 7 years.  But 8 years ago the city of Pittsburgh was fined by the federal government for dumping snow in the river when it ran out of places to put it.  
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Re:The end of the warming spell

Date Posted:03/07/2018 3:11 AMCopy HTML

 the winters in MN used to be cold enough to kill some nasty bugs. now that is getting warmer here, those nasty bugs are beginning to get a foothold here.

the weather here changed around 1992. used to be really cold like minus 20 and really warm over 100 in the sumner. the weather is milder. less cold in the winter and less warm in the summer. not bad except for having to fear tropical diseases. 
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Re:The end of the warming spell

Date Posted:03/09/2018 5:41 AMCopy HTML

Similar has happened in Alaska, starting in about 1991.

I've seen grasshoppers, didn't used to have them here.  Paper wasps have gotten bad.  Spruce trees migrated north quite a ways.  The winters became milder but the summers remained about the same.

Over the last 5 years or so, winters have been becoming a little colder and the snow a little deeper.  If we ever go back to the bad old days of minus 40 degrees for weeks at a time, the death toll among wildlife will be severe, I'm afraid.  Several generations of critters have never experienced anything like it... they may have forgotten how to survive it.
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Re:The end of the warming spell

Date Posted:10/27/2018 6:47 AMCopy HTML

Our nearby mountain glacier is gone; it’s cave was used to keep the beer cool for a restaurant and bar for the summer campers. We’ve had record setting 100+ temperatures and more days of them this past summer. Had record snow last winter, but the temperatures weren’t that low. I can remember a freeze in October that didn’t thaw until March. Black ice related accidents rose dramatically then, but hardly any last winter. We borrow plows from neighboring communities at higher elevations because snow rarely falls in the valley. If we want it, we just drive up the Hill. Ski resorts aren’t too far away, but they have had a string of bad years for lack of snow. Opening days have shifted from around Thanksgiving to around Christmas. Aside from the glacier disappearing, the climate seems the same, the weather is what it always has been and if you don’t like it, wait 5 minutes for it will change. Son1 recently said, I really like four seasons, but not all in the same day!
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Date Posted:11/17/2018 3:56 AMCopy HTML

A very good case for the worst year in human history;


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