Saturday, April 26, 2008

Record-setting winter weather on Earth Day

LOL! much for global warming, which as I’ve been trying to explain, is about as real as Santa Claus. At least the idea of Santa has some actual value. And this from Canada; remember this Canadian doom piece from the other day? Of course, others from Canada worry about global cooling.

Is it me or does it seem like every time these nutjobs try to hold a media protest event, an antithetical weather anomaly comes in to ruin it? -Edmonton News-No heaven on Earth Day:

Wintry blast cools global warming fervour

So much for global warming. Earth Day festivities went ahead despite the blast of frigid weather yesterday.

Vendors and presenters from various eco-friendly groups, including Bullfrog Power, CO2 Reduction Edmonton and the local solar energy society, crammed into a lone tent in Hawrelak Park after a blizzard forced them to abandon their original locations.

Winter weather sets several records:
All that April snow this weekend was more than surprising -- it was also record-setting.

The flakes that fell across the Vancouver region Friday night and Saturday represent the latest snowfall ever on record.

At its peak, the storm dumped 2.5 cm of snow at the Vancouver International Airport, with 8 cm at Lynn Valley and 30 cm at Mount Seymour. Vancouver Island recorded 6.4 cm of snow at Victoria International Airport by 11 a.m. Saturday -- more than any on an April day since 1940. But the big record dump came in Nanaimo, where the city hadn't seen measurable snow on April 19 since 1947. As of 11 a.m., 24 cm covered the ground at the airport.

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