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SNOW STORMS, HAIL, and ICE STORMS

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Oh yes. We got our 10 " in Northern New York. 14" in Western Massachusetts. When will the shoveling ever end. UGH!

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Winter storm buries parts of northeast; death toll at 25

February 15, 2014

 

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"PHILADELPHIAThe U.S. East Coast dug out on Friday from the final wallop of a deadly four-day storm that dumped more than two feet of snow in some places, causing chaos from the South to New England. Five more people were killed on icy roads or while shoveling snow in North Carolina, bringing the storm’s death toll to at least 25. In New York, doctors were working to save the baby of a pregnant 36-year-old woman killed by a private snow plow in a parking lot in Brooklyn. The Pennsylvania Turnpike was littered with twisted metal from up to 50 vehicles in multiple accidents that injured at least 30 people. The road had to be closed during the morning commute, causing a 7-mile (11-km) backup, said Renee Vid Colborn, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. “It was a chain reaction,” Vid Colborn said of two massive crashes involving up to 25 vehicles each. None of the injuries was life threatening, she said. Blue skies and temperatures in the 40s in the New York City area on Friday belied a previous night of unusual thunder snow and electrical storm in New Jersey. "

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Finally A Real Scientific Consensus – Everyone Agrees That The Recent Displaced Polar Vortex Wasn’t Caused By Global Warming

February 21, 2014

by justthefactswuwt

 

 

"For anyone who was witness to the absurdity of the recent warming makes it cold meme, it should come as no surprise that even ardent Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming believers are trying to distance themselves from the meme before it causes more damage. After the White House took a run at it, and the willfully gullible media, e.g. Bloomberg Businessweek, BBC and NPR lapped it up, now everyone, including the scientist credited with starting it, are walking away. Let us start with this Washington Post – Capital Weather Gang article yesterday, “Scientists: Don’t make “extreme cold” centerpiece of global warming argument“:

“It’s an intriguing theory – that recently has gotten legs: the melting Arctic – spurred by global warming – is causing the weather’s steering flow, the jet stream, to become more extreme. This extreme jet stream – rather than zipping around the world in a straight circle (right below) – is more frequently meandering off course (left below) and getting stuck in place, sending bitter, prolonged blasts of cold southward and conversely, see-sawing strong heat domes northward. It’s a fascinating paradox: global warming as the culprit for bone-chilling cold.


But more and more scientists are expressing reservations about this hypothesis,
first proposed by Rutgers climate scientist Jennifer Francis
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“It’s an interesting idea, but alternative observational analyses and simulations with climate models have not confirmed the hypothesis, and we do not view the theoretical arguments underlying it as compelling,” write five preeminent climate scientists (John Wallace, Isaac Held, David Thompson, Kevin Trenberth, and John Walsh) in a recent letter published in Science Magazine.

Elizabeth Barnes, an atmospheric scientists from Colorado State University, after an attempt to dismantle Francis’ theory last summer, published a second challenge in January."

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A Displaced Polar Vortex and Its Causes

http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/02/01/a-displaced-polar-vortex-and-its-causes/

 

 

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St. Louis to DC, Philly: Major Travel-Disrupting Snow Looms

By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist

March 1, 2014

 

"A storm crossing the country will create travel nightmares for millions from the Plains to the mid-Atlantic through Monday.

Snow will expand from the northern Rockies and central Plains to portions of the Midwest this weekend, reaching the Northeast and mid-Atlantic on Sunday through Monday.

 

Snowfall from the cross-country storm will exceed 1,500 miles on its journey. Along that journey, more than 6 inches of snow will occur from Kansas City, Mo., to St. Louis to Indianapolis to Columbus, Ohio, to Clarksburg, W. Va., to Harrisonburg, Va., to Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia and Trenton, N.J.

 

Some locations along this swath could end up with a foot of snow or more."

 

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People traveling by road or airways should expect major long-lasting delays as this area of snow expands to the south and east.

 

For a time, the snow or an icy mix will impact areas between the I-90 and I-40 corridors in the Plains and Midwest and the I-90 and I-85 corridors in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.

 

Snowfall rates at the height of the storm may reach 2 inches per hour, causing the snow to quickly clog major interstates."

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http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/longduration-snow-awaits-midwe/23778975

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I'm sure this won't be the last major snowfall of the season. I keep telling people that this is going to be a long winter season... Just more signs of the changes.

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Golf ball-sized hailstones smash cars in Kansas

 

 

A powerful hailstorm pounded Mulvane, Kansas, late on Tuesday night, pelting down enough power to smash numerous car windows parked outside the Kansas Star Casino. The thunderstorm unleashed hail of up to two inches (five centimetres) in diameter.

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As Deep Snow Melts, Colorado Wary of Another Flood

Dan Elliott

May 24, 2014

 

 

"The pristine snow piled high in the northern Colorado mountains is beginning to melt, and officials worry that under the wrong conditions, it could unleash another ugly torrent through towns and farms still scarred by last autumn's floods.

 

After a wintry Mother's Day storm, the snowpack is nearly 150 percent of the mid-May average on the slopes that feed the South Platte River, whose tributaries did some of the worst damage in the September floods.

 

A heat wave or rainstorm could suddenly accelerate the runoff and send water gushing into flood-damaged streambeds that might not be able to contain it, experts say.

 

So far, the long-term weather outlook isn't definitive.

 

"Fifty-fifty, could be bad, could be good," said Kevin Klein, director of the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, which began planning for the runoff almost immediately after September's flood."

 

Colorado's spring runoff normally doesn't cause floods, even though most of the state's surface water is collected in a 2-month frenzy of melting snow, said Nolan Doesken, the state climatologist.

 

But some streambeds in northern Colorado are loaded with tons of sand and gravel swept down by the September floods, so they hold less water and are more likely to overflow, said Treste Huse, a National Weather Service hydrologist.

 

There's also some evidence the water table remains high and the ground is still saturated in areas that flooded, experts said. That could send runoff rushing down canyons instead of soaking into the soil, and it could make hillsides more susceptible to landslides and rock fall.

 

The September floods killed nine people, and a 10th was killed during recovery operations. A storm backed into the mountains from the east and sat for days, pouring out rain that overwhelmed rivers far out on to the state's eastern plains.

 

Nearly 2,000 homes were damaged or destroyed; total damage was estimated at $2 billion.

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http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/deep-snow-melts-colorado-wary-flood-23854191

 

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June Snow: Winter Storm in Montana, Utah, Wyoming As Summer Approaches

Linda Lam

June 18, 2014

 

 

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"Winter just won't quit, even as summer is right around the corner. Cool, huh?

Snow is falling over the higher elevations, as an upper-level low swirls over the Northern Rockies.  Alta, Utah reported nine inches of snow on Tuesday, which makes it their third highest one-day snowfall total in June. Glacier National Park reports about one foot of snow fell on Wednesday at Sperry Chalet (approximately 6,590 feet in altitude). Lake-effect rain and snow has also developed off the Great Salt Lake, with snow above 7,000 feet. 

(INTERACTIVE: Salt Lake City Radar)

Mountain snow will continue through Thursday morning in parts of the Northern Rockies. Winds will gust up to 30 mph and visibility may be less than half a mile at times.

Closer to pass level, look for a mix of rain and snow, with no accumulation expected. But if you have an early summer vacation planned for Glacier National Park, remember to bring your snow gear as more than a foot of snow is not out of the question."

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http://www.weather.com/safety/winter/montana-snow-june-20140616

 

 

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Winter Arrives Early in Alaska, Snow for All Canadian Provinces

October 6, 2014

Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D.

 

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"With up to 6 ft. of snow on tap for Alaska in the coming week…

 

 

…one can only marvel at a state that reaches -80 deg. F in the winter, grows pumpkins that weigh more than a Smart Car, and was purchased from Russia for only $7.2 million. I’ll bet Putin is still pi$$ed.

 

Newsminer.com is calling today’s event a “winter storm”…but isn’t it still early Fall?"

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http://www.drroyspencer.com/2014/10/winter-arrives-early-in-alaska-snow-for-all-canadian-provinces/

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Storm Stronger Than Sandy Heads for Alaska, Will Chill Much of U.S.

 

The remnants of a Pacific typhoon will pound Alaska with enough force to produce 50-foot waves, then shove across two-thirds of the Lower 48 and drive temperatures to wintry levels next week.

“It’s early in the season, but we are poised for a pure Arctic outbreak,” said Tom Niziol, a winter weather specialist for The Weather Channel.

Forecasters said that the storm, as it approaches the Aleutian Islands this weekend, could be more intense than Superstorm Sandy when it swamped the Northeast two years ago. Weather watchers in Alaska — and Twitter — have labeled the storm the "Bering Bomb."

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/weather/storm-stronger-sandy-heads-alaska-will-chill-much-u-s-n243391

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The Alaska situation warrants a lot of attention....This storm is going to pull down cold air over a good chunk of the US, and bring snow - VERY EARLY SNOW.....

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How the impending Arctic blast will unfold
 
 


 
CBS This Morning
 
 
Published on Nov 7, 2014

How does a typhoon in the Pacific impact the weather of the continental U.S.? CBS News science contributor and City University of New York physics professor Michio Kaku joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the science behind the coming Arctic blast.
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Interesting times indeed! America will face cold wheather while europe is heating up.

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Japan, India Hit By Snowfall Crisis During ‘Hottest Year On Record’
Dec. 22, 2014
Michael Bastach
 
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"Climate scientists are saying 2014 is on track to be the hottest year on record. But tell that to people living in Japan and India who are suffering through heavy snowfall now hammering communities.
 
India’s famed tourist destination Kullu-Manali has seen heavy snowfall that has disrupted the area’s electricity, telecommunications lines and transportation. According to the Indian Express, Kullu-Manali has seen “roads blocked by snow and fallen trees/electricity poles and hoteliers facing huge cancellations ahead of the Christmas and New Year eve rush.”
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http://dailycaller.com/2014/12/22/japan-india-hit-by-snowfall-crisis-during-hottest-year-on-record/
 
 
Doorstep Blizzard: Freak Snowstorm Engulfs House
Dec. 19, 2014
Barcroft TV
 

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Chaos in the Alps as Massive Snowfall Traps 15,000 Cars

 

Skiers trying to make their way to and from French Alps resorts were plunged into chaos on Saturday night as 15,000 cars were trapped on the roads and emergency overnight centres were set up to shelter trapped tourists.

Across the Savoie region, thousands of people were trapped in their cars, snowed in their chalets or stranded at airports as long-awaited snow finally dumped on the Alps - several feet, in some places.

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11314946/Chaos-in-the-Alps-as-massive-snowfall-traps-15000-cars.html

 

 

 

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First Winter Storm of 2015 to Unfold From Chicago to Boston This Weekend

Alex Sosnowski

Jan. 1, 2015

 

 

"A storm that brought rare snow to Southern California and the Southwest at midweek will spread a swath of snow, ice, rain and travel problems from Chicago to Boston this weekend.

 

The storm will strengthen and take a track toward the lower Great Lakes this weekend."

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According to AccuWeather.com Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, "There will be disruptive snow and ice north of the storm track."

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http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/winter-storm-2015-midwest-east/39895052

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Nor’Easter Could Paralyze Northeastern U.S.

Jan. 26, 2015

 

" Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days.

Snow was coating cars and building up on sidewalks and roadways in New York City by evening, and flurries were flying in Boston. Forecasters said the storm would build into a blizzard, and the brunt of it would hit late Monday and into Tuesday.

As the snow got heavier, much of the region rushed to shut down.

 

More than 6,500 flights in and out of the Northeast were canceled, and many of them may not take off again until Wednesday. Schools and businesses let out early. Government offices closed. Shoppers stocking up on food jammed supermarkets and elbowed one another for what was left. Broadway stages went dark."

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http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2015/01/26/northeast-residents-preparing-for-crippling-blizzard-that-could-dump-up-to-2-feet-of-snow-over-250-mile-stretch/

Web Cams in NYC Times Sq. etc.

 http://earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/?cam=gped

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It seems not much snow yet in New York. All "Air" traffic delayed?

I wonder what happens when Wednesday all traffic will move again ...

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Heaviest Snow in Storm Train to Hit New York State to New England by Monday

Alex Sosnowski

Feb. 7, 2015

 

"The last in a series of storms bringing snow to part of the Northeast this weekend will bring the heaviest snow and greatest disruptions to travel and daily activities during Monday."

Up until Sunday night, the storms will bring light snow with a few exceptions from northern Minnesota, northern Michigan, New York state and New England."

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"The caboose in the train of storms will end up being the strongest and will bring the heaviest amount of snow by early next week.

The steadiest snow from Sunday night into Monday night will fall from New York state to New England. A general 6-12 inches of snow is forecast to fall in this swath, with locally higher amounts."

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"The swath from Boston, northward to Portland, Maine, westward to Concord, New Hampshire; Worcester, Massachusetts; Rutland, Vermont, and Albany, New York, will likely be within the zone that receives the greatest amount of snow from the early week storm and cumulative amount of snow forward from Saturday.

Significant snow will fall on the zone from Providence, Rhode Island, to Hartford, Connecticut, and Poughkeepsie, New York."

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Winter Storm Marcus in New England

Feb. 10, 2015

 

 

Massachusetts Under State of Emergency; Another Roof Collapse Forces Evacuations in Rockland

"With Winter Storm Marcus exiting New England, residents are left with one looming question: What are we going to do with all this snow?

After nearly 6 feet of snow in 17 days, transportation infrastructure in parts of New England have reached a breaking point, particularly in Massachusetts, where the governor declared a state of emergency.

 

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has suspended all rail service through Tuesday, saying the snow was making it "virtually impossible" to keep its trolleys, commuter trains or subway lines safely running. Buses will continue on a limited schedule."

http://www.weather.com/storms/winter/news/winter-storm-marcus-new-england

 

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Next Surge of Arctic Air to Freeze Northeast, Midwest Late Week

Feb. 16, 2015

Brian Lada

 

"Old Man Winter will be unrelenting across the Northeast and Midwest this week as yet another blast of arctic air dives into the regions.

This next push of arctic air is expected to bring air that is just as cold, or even colder than the air that brought subzero lows to the Midwest and Northeast during the weekend.

Millions will shiver from Chicago to New York City as record lows are challenged during this bitter blast. Records may also fall across parts of the Southeast where temperatures manage to fall into the teens and single digits.

Such cold will be dangerous to those who lose power during the current ice storm.

Floridians will even experience a taste of the arctic chill with temperatures dipping down to the lower 30s in cities such as Orlando."

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The worst of the cold is expected to focus on the Midwest on Wednesday before shifting east over the Northeast for Thursday.

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http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/next-surge-of-arctic-air-to-fr/42424056

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Lake Erie Covered in Ice

Feb. 18, 2015

Nearly 94 percent of lake is frozen, researchers say.

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Lake Erie, with Cleveland seen in the distance, is almost completely frozen over. Only 6 percent of the lake is not in ice form, a recent report said.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/02/18/lake-erie-covered-in-ice

 

 

 

Niagara Falls has frozen over as extreme winter weather continues across the East Coast - and it is going to get even colder

Feb. 18, 2015

Chris Spargo

 

Niagara Falls has frozen over due to below freezing temperatures

  • It will likely stay frozen too as temperatures are expected to get even colder on Thursday
  • Almost the entire East Coast, including some parts of Florida, will experience below freezing temperatures on Thursday night 
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Feb. 18, 2015

Mark Molloy

 

There have been some pretty unusual sights in parts of the US following a series of enormous snowstorms.

 

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A man tees off from the top of a snow mound  Photo: Zuma Press/PA

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11420088/Snowmageddon-17-amazing-photos-of-record-breaking-US-snow.html

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Yup. Those are our street corners. Lovely, aren't they.

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The Italian village buried under EIGHT FEET of snow in one day (and it's not even in the mountains)

March 11, 2015

Corey Charlton

 

  • The Italian village of Capracotta was hit with 100 inches of snow in a day
  • Locals were forced to dig their way out of homes and climb from windows
  • The massive blizzard broke a 1921 record set in Silver Lake, Colorado
  • Incredible photos show much of the village had to be dug out of the snow
  • However, the town is not actually located among the chilly Italian Alps
  • Located east of Rome, it is at a high altitude and exposed to the northeast

 

 

"A record has been set for the most snowfall in a day after a tiny Italian village was dumped with 100 inches in 18 hours - forcing residents to ski between houses and climb out of second-floor windows.

The village of Capracotta, located in central Italy around 125 miles east of Rome, was hit with the polar blast on March 5 in a remarkable blizzard aggravated by powerful wind gusts.

Breaking a 1921 record set in Silver Lake, Colorado, of 76 inches, incredible photos from inside the village show walls of snow carved out from the fronts of doors and shops."

 

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A resident of Capracotta attempts to dig his way through the record-breaking snowfall

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A man digs a tunnel as high as himself using a snow shovel as he creates a pathway from his home

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2989975/Italian-village-buried-100-INCHES-snow-18-hours-Locals-forced-leave-homes-second-floor-windows-freak-weather.html

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