Posted: 01/07/2009 - Long Term
Posted: 01/07/2009 - Long Term
Posted: 01/07/2009 - Schools closed and thousands are without power
Posted: 01/05/2009 - Short Term
Posted: 01/05/2009 - Long Term
Updated: 01/05/2009 - Meteorologists found connections between the sea surface temperature in the tropical Pacific Ocean and the occurrence of tornadoes in unlikely parts of the North American continent. During El Niño events, when the winter sea surface temperature is warmer than usual, tornadoes are more likely to occur in the states bordering the Gulf of Mexico and in central Florida. During La Niña events, when the temperatures are cooler, tornadoes are more likely to occur in southeastern Texas and the upper Midwest
Updated: 01/27/2009 - While an icy mix spreads eastward across the Northeast into Monday morning, a powerful storm will be slamming the Pacific Northwest with heavy rain and mountain snow through Monday. Another potent storm will take shape over the southern Plains Monday before spreading messy weather through the East into the middle of the week.
Posted: 01/03/2009 - Southern states weather blog
Updated: 01/03/2009 - Strong thunderstorms will threaten the lower Mississippi Valley through this evening. Showers and thunderstorms will roll through the rest of the South into Sunday before a new storm likely delivers widespread soaking rain next week.
Posted: 01/01/2009 - Temperatures are falling, not rising...The earth was hotter 1,000 years ago...Ice is not disappearing...Temperatures are still declining
Posted: 01/01/2009 - The debate over global warming heated up in 2008, with prominent meteorologists, scientists, and environmentalists dissenting from the so-called consensus for “manmade” global warming...John Coleman—the founder of the Weather Channel...AccuWeather.com senior meteorologist Joe Bastardi...a coincidence over the centuries of an absence of sunspots correlating with very cold temperatures and a presence of sunspots corresponding to a warm period...
Posted: 01/01/2009 - As we’ve noted, 2008 has been a year of records for cold and snowfall and may indeed be the coldest year of the 21st century thus far. Global thermometers stopped rising after 1998, and have plummeted in the last two years by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius. The 2007-2008 temperature drop was not predicted by global climate models. But it was predictable by a decline in sunspot activity since 2000.
Updated: 12/31/2008 - True to the AccuWeather.com Winter Forecast, the cold and snowy December of 2008 will go out kicking and screaming, with storms in the Northeast and Northwest and bitter cold sandwiched in between.
Posted: 12/31/2008 - 2008 will be coming to a close with yet another spotless days according to the latest solar image. This will bring the total number of sunspotless days this month to 28 and for the year to 266, clearly enough to make 2008, the second least active solar year since 1900.
Posted: 12/31/2008 - A Canadian Icecap emailer noted during the cold war there were two massive radar sites built on the Greenland icecap now abandoned. They are called Dye-2 and Dye-3. When built they sat high above the snow, recent pictures (go to icecap.us to see these pictures) show how the snow is building up around them, proving the snow build-up in recent times. The site is slowly disappearing into the snow. Its outbuildings are no longer visible and drifting snow will consume it completely one day, but that day appears to be decades away.
Posted: 12/31/2008 - In February of this year California meteorologist Anthony Watts reported that all four major global temperature tracking outlets had recorded data showing that temperatures have dropped significantly over the last year...large enough to erase nearly all the global warming recorded over the past 100 years. The story went on to say that “some scientists contend the cooling is the result of reduced solar activity - which they say is a larger driver of climate change than man-made greenhouse gases.” How many of you have ever heard of Mr. Watts revelation? Not many, I’ll bet.
Posted: 12/30/2008 - Short Term
Posted: 12/30/2008 - Long Term
Posted: 12/30/2008 - The vast majority of these reporters are just trying to do the job presented to them each day. It is difficult to be an expert on everything. My point here is that to examine an issue as complex as global warming takes much more time than most reporters are given to do a story. An added complication to this is the lack of science education given to reporters in college.
Posted: 12/30/2008 - Anthropogenic - human caused - Global Warming (AGW) is a scam, with no basis in science. I am particularly annoyed by the claims that the “the debate is over,” because this was exactly the claim originally made against the Copernican theory of the Solar System.
Updated: 12/30/2008 - It is the first time in years that ice has formed on the lake this early in the winter season. The western tip of Lake Superior has frozen over in December for the first time in recent memory, and that could mean a long season of ice angling that hasn’t been seen in years.
Posted: 12/30/2008 - 23 periods of climatic warming and cooling have occurred in the past 500 years. Each period of warming or cooling lasted about 25-30 years (average 27 years). Two cycles of global warming and two of global cooling have occurred during the past century, and the global cooling that has occurred since 1998 is exactly in phase with the long term pattern. Global cooling occurred from 1880 to ~1915; global warming occurred from ~1915 to ~1945; global cooling occurred from ~1945-1977;, global warming occurred from 1977 to 1998; and global cooling has occurred since 1998. All of these global climate changes show exceptionally good correlation with solar variation since the Little Ice Age 400 years ago.
Posted: 12/29/2008 - Short Term
Updated: 12/29/2008 - Long Term
Updated: 12/28/2008 - Residents still dealing with wicked weather conditions.
Posted: 12/26/2008 - Friday Discussion