Gerbil Warmening strikes again.
Category: Gorebal Warming
The damn-you-bush-it’s-so-warm-we’ll-never-see-snow-again non-Winter continues to take its toll
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. and Canadian Coast Guard crews kept up their battle Monday to clear pathways for vessels hauling vital raw materials on the ice-clogged Great Lakes, where a shipping logjam forced a weeklong shutdown of the nation’s largest steel factory.
Traffic remained largely at a crawl after a winter that produced some of the heaviest ice on record across the five inland seas, where more than half the surface area remained solid this week. Icebreaking ships slogging across Lake Superior were still encountering ice layers 2 feet to 3 feet thick. In some areas, wind and wave action created walls of ice up to 14 feet high.
…Only three ships were able to haul coal on the lakes in March, their cargos combining for 102,000 tons – down 70 percent from the same month in 2013, he said. Coal trade was 54 percent below the long-term first-quarter average.
…The shipping season officially began two weeks ago with the opening of navigational locks on the St. Marys River connecting Lakes Superior and Huron, a bottleneck for vessels hauling iron ore and coal to manufacturers and electric power plants. But just one convoy of vessels – including two icebreakers and the two ships hauling iron ore – had traversed Superior with loads of freight.
If only they all converted to wind and solar, there would be flowers blooming and birds sweetly singing all the year round.
March 11th, 2012
We had our consensus then.
Just a sugar coating as the storm stayed well off the coast.
Man I hope this is the last of it for this year.
And a couple of inches of snow for Tuesday.
It’s March 24th.
I want to go back to New Orleans.
Talk about your old man wandering off the proverbial porch…
Warren Buffett: Supposed Increase in Extreme Weather ‘Hasn’t Been True So Far’
Any climate alarmist will tell you that climate change is increasing extreme weather events, but liberal billionaire Warren Buffett easily destroyed that argument.
…Buffett said the supposed increase in extreme weather “hasn’t been true so far, Joe. We always think it’s cold. We always think it’s cold in Omaha. But, it was cold in Omaha 50 years ago.”
…Specifically, Buffett rejected claims that hurricanes have increased due to climate change, citing his experience in hurricane insurance. He said “we’ve been remarkably free of hurricanes in the United States in the last five years.”
He added “If you are writing hurricane insurance, it has been all profit.“
…In that same interview, Buffett rejected two other liberal talking points. He expressed concern over an increased minimum wage, agreeing with the Congressional Budget Office that wage hikes would kill jobs. He also expressed support for the Keystone XL pipeline, calling it “useful.”
Yay, more snow.
While the commutertory aspects of the snow are somewhat odious I must admit it has been a lovely Winter with many a Currier and Ives vista out our front door.
And many a bottle of warmthifying red wine consumed inside.
So we’ve got another couple inches of Gorebal Warmening as of 4am, and more coming.
As an added bonus we might get a chance to an icy sleety rain for a few hours before another change back to rain.
Sort of like a white chocolate mousse with no calories.
what’s not to love?
Update: a snowy day here in Evil Capitalismia
I’m not sure what language this is in but it doesn’t sound good
THE DIGGING UPSTREAM DYNAMICS OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL RAPIDLY CATCH UP WITH THE SRN STREAM DYNAMICS TO POTENTIALLY PHASE OVER THE SERN PORTION OF THE COUNTRY. THIS WILL ALLOW A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN MOISTURE ADVECTION FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO AND ATLANTIC TO INTERACT WITH A DEVELOPING COASTAL LOW ALONG THE SOUTHEAST COAST… WHILE ONE OF THE MORE IMPRESSIVE CONFLUENT ZONES ALOFT KEEPS THE ARCTIC AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE ENTRENCHED OVER THE EAST. A TRUE BAROCLINIC LEAF PRECIP SHIELD WILL EVOLVE FEATURING MAJOR ICING FROM ATL TOWARD CAE THEN SHIFTING NORTH TOWARD RDU AND A VERY HEALTHY DEFORMATION ZONE OF BANDING SNOWFALL FROM NRN GA/SWRN NC/NWRN SC NEWRD TO SWRN/CENTRAL VA BEFORE REACHING THE DC/BALT/PHIL METRO AREAS. THE ICE
ACCUMULATIONS REMAIN MIND-BOGGLING IF NOT HISTORICAL WITH ADDITIONAL .50 TO 1 INCH AXIS FROM ATL/AHN/AGS TO CAE TO RDU AND 8 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW FROM AVL/GSP TO ROA/LYH/CHO AND JUST SOUTH OF IAD/DCA WITH A POSSIBLE FOOT NEAR SWRN NC/NWRN SC. WPC CONTINUEDTHE COMPROMISE OF THE GFS/ECMWF/UKMET WITH SUPPORT FROM THE SREF MEAN FOR THE BEGINNING OF A CLASSIC EAST COAST WINTER STORM.
THEN ON THURS… THE INTENSIFYING SURFACE LOW GOING THROUGH RAPID CYCLOGENESIS WILL TRACK FROM THE OUTER BANKS OF NC TO THE NEW ENGLAND COASTLINE. THIS WILL RESULT IN A WEALTH OF ATLANTIC MOISTURE SURGING INTO THE NRN MID-ATL STATES AND NORTHEAST FOR A NARROW BUT IMPRESSIVE AXIS OF HEAVY SNOWFALL. THE GUIDANCE IS ALL
UNANIMOUS IN A WELL-ESTABLISHED DEFORMATION AXIS/COMMA HEAD OF HEAVY SNOW BUT DIFFER ON THE EXACT CORRIDOR. WPC TOOK A MEAN APPROACH OR TAKING OUT THE SPECIFIC DETAILS AND RESOLUTION OF THE GUIDANCE FOR A HEAVY SNOW AXIS JUST WEST OF THE I95 CORRIDOR FROM DC/BALT AREA TO BOS AND CONTINUING UP INTO MAINE. THE EXACT
AMOUNTS ON THURS ARE STILL SOMEWHAT UNCERTAIN BUT A STRIPE OF 6 TO 12 INCHES WILL BE POTENTIALLY POSSIBLE FROM NERN PA/NWRN NJ THROUGH DOWN EAST MAINE.
I’d better get another case of wine…
So far this Winter we’ve gotten about 48″ of Gorebal Warmening.
Our average is around 15″.
Oh and perhaps another 8-12 due Thursday.
It’s been very lovely.
Sunday night we had a lovely 2 or so inches of fresh fluffy snow, and when I walked out yesterday morning at 4:30 or so to go to work there, prancing about in the pristine whiteness, were 8 deer who seemed rather put out that I would be so cheeky as to disturb their vixen-like dashing and dancing.
From the Extended Forecast page of the National Weather Service
…SENSIBLE WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS…
LIGHT TO MODERATE RAIN/SNOW IN THE WEST WILL TRANSLATE EASTWARD
AND INCREASE IN COVERAGE AS THE SYSTEM DEVELOPS ALONG THE NORTHERN
GULF COAST SAT/D4 INTO THE SOUTHEAST SUN/D5. A WELL-DEFINED SYSTEM
SHOULD MOVE UP ALONG THE COAST AND THEN EXIT NORTHEASTWARD INTO
THE CANADIAN MARITIMES MON/D6 AND WELL INTO ATLANTIC CANADA BY
TUE/D7. PRECIPITATION COULD BE ROBUST… OR COULD BE NEXT TO
NOTHING…FOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.
They get points for honesty.
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) January 29, 2014
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) January 29, 2014
…never mind LESS THAN A WEEK APART!!
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
.A POWERFUL COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE REGION MONDAY AFTERNOON…BRINGING STRONG NORTHERLY WINDS AND SUBFREEZING
TEMPERATURES INTO THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. A SERIES OF STRONG UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL THEN MOVE FROM WEST
TO EAST OVER THE WATCH AREA TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING. WITH COLD AIR IN PLACE…MOST OF THE AREA CAN EXPECT A MIX OF FREEZING
RAIN AND SLEET THROUGHOUT THE DAY TUESDAY. THIS MIXED PRECIPITATION TYPE IS THEN EXPECTED TO TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW NORTH OF A LINE FROM
HATTIESBURG MISSISSIPPI TO ANDALUSIA ALABAMA TUESDAY EVENING…AND SOUTH OF THIS LINE ALL THE WAY TO THE COAST AFTER MIDNIGHT TUESDAY
NIGHT. THE TRACK OF THE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE INDICATES THE HEAVIER PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS WILL BE SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM WIGGINS
MISSISSIPPI TO GREENVILLE ALABAMA…WHERE SIGNIFICANT HAZARDOUS WINTER WEATHER ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE.
CHOCTAW-WASHINGTON-CLARKE-WILCOX-MONROE-CONECUH-BUTLER-CRENSHAW-ESCAMBIA-COVINGTON-UPPER MOBILE-UPPER BALDWIN-LOWER MOBILE-
LOWER BALDWIN-INLAND ESCAMBIA-COASTAL ESCAMBIA-INLAND SANTA ROSA-COASTAL SANTA ROSA-INLAND OKALOOSA-COASTAL OKALOOSA-WAYNE-PERRY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BUTLER…LISMAN…SILAS…CHATOM…MILLRY…JACKSON…THOMASVILLE…GROVE HILL…CAMDEN…
PINE HILL…HOMEWOOD…MONROEVILLE…EVERGREEN…GREENVILLE…LUVERNE…BRANTLEY…ATMORE…BREWTON…EAST BREWTON…
ANDALUSIA…OPP…MOBILE…PRICHARD…SARALAND…BAY MINETTE…TILLMANS CORNER…THEODORE…DAPHNE…FAIRHOPE…FOLEY…
SPANISH FORT…CENTURY…FLOMATON…MOLINO…FERRY PASS…BRENT…WEST PENSACOLA…BELLVIEW…ENSLEY…MYRTLE GROVE…JAY…PACE…
MILTON…CRESTVIEW…WRIGHT…NICEVILLE…SEMINOLE…EGLIN AFB…WAYNESBORO…RICHTON…BEAUMONT…NEW AUGUSTA…LEAKESVILLE…
340 PM CST SUN JAN 26 2014
And here I thought the sleet this afternoon was going to have to suffice.
… Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 8 am CST Saturday…
The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a Winter Weather
Advisory a mixture of light sleet… light freezing rain and light
snow… which is in effect until 8 am CST Saturday.
* Accumulation… little accumulation is expected over most of the
area but a few slick spots may occur on elevated surfaces such as
bridges and overpasses this evening.
* Impacts… elevated roadways including bridges and overpasses… as
well as exposed metal surfaces… may see minor accumulations this
Although no significant accumulation of sleet or snow is
expected… there is the possibility of some light accumulations
on sidewalks… grassy areas… as well as bridges and overpasses.
The main threat will be during the early evening hours.
Every three years or so, but I’ll take it.
Welcome to Florida!
Looks very lovely here on Wall Street.
And I refuse to use schtupid Weather Channel names.
And -14 with the wind chill.
Really not that cold, but of course I was so bundled up walking to work here in Lower Manhattan that I made the Michelin Man look like Twiggy.
I’ve Had Any Number of Recent Transplants to Pensacola ASSURE Me ~ Most Sincerely ~ in Recent Days That It “Doesn’t Get Cold Enough to Freeze in Florida”
My first question is always, ” And HOW LONG have you lived here?”
Invariably it’s two years or less. Two of the warmer winters we’ve had. Oh, yes. They’re Panhandle winter veterans.
… Wind Chill Advisory in effect from 9 PM Monday to 9 am CST
The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a Wind Chill
Advisory… which is in effect from 9 PM Monday to 9 am CST
* Timing… from 9 PM Monday to 9 am Tuesday.
* Wind chills… as low as zero to 7.
…* Temperature… readings late tonight into Monday morning will drop
as low as the mid 20s well inland to around 30 close to the coast.
Readings late Monday evening into Tuesday morning will drop as low
as 11 to 15 for much of the area except for upper teens near the
That’s more like it.
You’re either a hero…or a frozen Chinese dinner.
Chinese icebreaker faces trouble after helping in Antarctic rescue
An Australian icebreaker carrying 52 passengers who were retrieved from an icebound ship in the Antarctic was told to halt its journey home on Friday after a Chinese vessel involved in the dramatic rescue became concerned that it, too, may get stuck in the heavy sea ice.
You can’t win against a Warmerist, I’m tellin’ ya.
I don’t have to clean all that Gerbil Warmening off her car
@Doc_0 The ship ran aground on a bunch of ice/That technically wasn't there/Because the Earth had WARMED too much/To recreate a Fridgedaire
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) January 2, 2014
And some appreciative handclapping from one of my favoritest peoples on Earth warmed my heart.
— Mike B (@nightflyblog) January 2, 2014