In the last month, the weather here on California’s northern coast has been near splendid — indeed, some old timers are wondering whether it’s June, and not the dread of winter.
Sunny days, mild temperatures and very-little moisture — the old La NiÃ±a effect — has kept most of us here in a bewildered, wondering mood as we all know what’s happening to the rest of the US…
(Illustration found here).
An experience beyond the stretch — a seemingly non-ending series of storms have blanketed most the continental US with some places getting more snow than ever before — like Siloam, Ga., 76 miles east of Atlanta, where the previous record boasted a â€œtraceâ€ of snow on Dec. 3, 1971, but: A storm that hit the area on Dec. 26 dumped 10 inches of white stuff on the community, according to NCDC data.
The white stuff is setting records, despite last year’s “Snowmageddon,” which by its very name was supposedly to be the storm-to-end-all-storms, but alas, this is now, last winter was then.
A good recap of the 2010 blizzards can be found at the the Capital Weather Gang’s archives.
Of course, the major player in all this weather is climate change.
The old adage comes into play — warm air collects more moisture, either rain or snow.
And one of the complexities of climate change is the odd, weirdness of local weather — although snow, ice and blowing ‘thunder snow,’ the northern parts of the globe are warm and near balmy.
Via Climate Progress and temperatures in Coral Harbour, located at the northwest corner of Hudson Bay: After New Yearâ€™s Day, the town went 11 days without getting down to its average daily high. On the 6th of the month, the low temperature was â€“3.7Â°C (25.3Â°F). Thatâ€™s a remarkable 30Â°C (54Â°F) above average.
Dude, that’s ‘above average.’
Al Gore on his blog explained it fairly simply:
â€œIn fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe.
Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture.
Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air.
When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.
A rise in global temperature can create all sorts of havoc, ranging from hotter dry spells to colder winters, along with increasingly violent storms, flooding, forest fires and loss of endangered species.â€
The biggest problem in this weather is the asshole deniers, and everyone picks on Gore when snow falls and the temps are low — lying bastards.
Looking at how media, especially Fox News, looks at climate change, read this shit.
It’s really horrendous and extreme-dangerous to let some people have a platform where they deny the hand waving before the face, and to keep the master-that-be in quiet peace — climate change is the biggest and most obvious problem facing humanity right now.
And it’s been given a ho-hum report by the MSM and via some dipshit news operations, this danger has been made less than it is — extreme weather will only not only continue, but will get worse, way worse.
Meanwhile, back in Cairo…