Monday, January 4, 2010

Worldwide Record COLD Frustrates Alarmists

It's really tough for alarmists to convince the sheep that the earth is heating up when the prevailing weather continues, year after year, to freeze our asses off. They stick to saying that arctic ice and glaciers are melting, but it sure isn't melting WHERE PEOPLE LIVE and can observe with their own senses. Empirical evidence, experienced firsthand, is hard to ignore.

(NECN: Burlington, Vt.) - A record amount of snow fell in Burlington from the weekend storm that left a coat of varying depth across the region.

In South Burlington, 33 inches fell -- an all-time record for one storm.

The previous record was a Christmas snowstorm in 1969, which left close to 30 inches over a three-day period.

[From All-time record snowfall in Burlington | NECN]

These days it feels like Mother Nature is a disc jockey playing cheesy music at a wedding dance with the record stuck on "Limbo," as in: "How low can you go?"

Answer: Near-record low.

Thermometers across Iowa dipped into the negative double digits. And this intense cold probably isn't going anywhere until next weekend.

Temperatures stayed below zero for much of Saturday. Des Moines was at minus-1 by 3 p.m.

[From Feeling cold? We're at 30 below normal | | The Des Moines Register]

A FREEZING cold front swept over much of northern China on Sunday with snowstorms snarling traffic and air travel, while some of the coldest temperatures in decades were forecast for coming days.

Gale-force winds sweeping down from Siberia could result in temperatures as low as minus 16 degrees in the capital today, the Beijing meteorological station said.

Such temperatures are believed to be the coldest in the capital in 40 years.

[From Siberian winds usher in record lows in Beijing]

When Britain woke up on the first day of the year it was met with freezing temperatures, snow and the promise of travel chaos.

And now, three days into 2010, forecasters have warned the country to expect continued snowfall for the next ten days - bringing with it added stress for commuters heading back to work after the festive break and children returning to school.

Yet Britain is not along in struggling to cope with the difficult weather conditions.

Four people were killed and three more are feared dead after two avalanches struck at the same Swiss resort just minutes apart.

[From As Britain told to expect snow for 'next 10 days', how is the rest of the world is coping with this Arctic weather? | Mail Online]

Jan. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Cold, windy weather enveloping the U.S. from the northern Plains to the East Coast may continue to break temperature records today. In south Florida, orange growers may escape most crop damage.

The National Weather Service issued hard-freeze warnings for last night and this morning for southern Alabama and Georgia and the northern part of Florida, including the panhandle. Such warnings alert growers of temperatures that may fall below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (zero Celsius) for more than three consecutive hours.

[From U.S. Faces Record Cold Weather; Florida Crops May Avoid Damage -]