Global Warming Brings Lots Of Snow To Raleigh And East Coast

Good morning! How was everyone’s Christmas? I was going to attempt to write something pithy and poignant, but, just too tired, even though I just woke up. I drove to New Jersey the night of the 23rd to see the parent for Christmas, and, because of the potential weather, drove back yesterday after an early dinner, leaving at 4pm. I was wondering if it was going to be worth it leaving the 25th instead of today, and, yeah, I’d say it was

That’s my back deck as of 9:15am. The road out front was completely covered. A quick look at the webcams show that the major highways are somewhat covered, despite all the traffic and DOT attempts.

Virginia was a mess last night, from about 20 miles south of D.C. to about 20 miles in to NC on 95. Lots of traffic, very low visibility, snow and slush building up on the roads. Let’s check WRAL Raleigh

As snow continued to fall across central North Carolina on Sunday morning, meteorologists upped their forecast for the amount of snow the Triangle and Sandhills would see.

WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said earlier predictions of 3 to 6 inches in the region have been changed to 4 to 7 inches to reflect the rapid pace of snowfall. The northern coastal plain of Interstate 95 corridor are still expected to see 5 to 10 inches of snow, he said.

“It continues to look quite impressive,” WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said of radar images of the storm system. “It just amazes me to watch how much snow continues to fall so heavily across the area for so long.”

Obviously, this is exactly what global warming looks like. But, yeah, it’s anthropogenic global warming. I know, because the NY Times told me. After a bit of fluff, which looked like Judah Cohen was going to go all “denier” on us, we get

How can we reconcile this? The not-so-obvious short answer is that the overall warming of the atmosphere is actually creating cold-weather extremes. Last winter, too, was exceptionally snowy and cold across the Eastern United States and Eurasia, as were seven of the previous nine winters. (snip)

Annual cycles like El Niño/Southern Oscillation, solar variability and global ocean currents cannot account for recent winter cooling. And though it is well documented that the earth’s frozen areas are in retreat, evidence of thinning Arctic sea ice does not explain why the world’s major cities are having colder winters.

Of course not, it must be mankind’s use of electricity and trees to publish a newspaper.

As global temperatures have warmed and as Arctic sea ice has melted over the past two and a half decades, more moisture has become available to fall as snow over the continents. So the snow cover across Siberia in the fall has steadily increased.

Wonderful use of the current talking point, Judah. You do realize that during global cooling, there has to be moisture in the air to create snow which creates moving glaciers, right? What’s that? You forgot about that, and call me a skeptic and denier. Oooooo-kay.

It’s all a snow job by nature. The reality is, we’re freezing not in spite of climate change but because of it.

Of course. Because climate change always has happened…..huh? You mean it’s changing because of Mankind’s modern lifestyle? Are you, by change, trying to become one of the high poobahs in the Religion of Gore, Judah?

BTW, that is 7 inches of snow outside by backdoor, and it’s still snowing.

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12 Responses to “Global Warming Brings Lots Of Snow To Raleigh And East Coast”

  1. Fergie says:

    The amazing thing is a similar storm dropped 14 inches on us last year here in Fort Worth. AGW!!!

  2. Just imagine how bad it would be if I didn’t drive an SUV! 🙂

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  4. John Ryan says:

    sooo seen any EXTREME WEATHER lately? you know anything UNUSUAL? any evidence of CLIMATE CHANGE? Teach heat is ENERGY. The higher the temps the more energy the atmosphere has.

  5. Right, John, because there have never been any extreme weather before, otherwise known as… Funny how you alarmists think there were never any big storms prior.

  6. Mike says:

    I’m still trying to figure out how naturally occurring changing weather patterns qualify as “global warming”.


  7. Wisco says:

    Yes, because global warming means it’s totally impossible for it to ever snow anywhere ever. That’s what all the scientists are saying, right? Right? Never, ever, ever, ever snow again?

    Oh, wait. They aren’t saying that at all. Seems there’s a little failure of logic going on with this post.

    Imagine my shock.

  8. Mike says:

    Evidently you missed the irony in my statement. Man’s effect on “global warming”, or as we call it, naturally occurring changing weather patterns, is naught but a fart in a whirlwind.

    That volcanic eruption in Iceland a while back, spewed more CO2, Sulpher Dioxide and other pollutants into the worlds’ atmosphere in a couple of weeks than Man has in the last 100 or so years of the industrial revolution.

    You Al Gore wannabees need to get a grip. By the way, whatever happened to Fat Albert? Haven’t heard any of his heated rhetoric lately. Perhaps he found that all that hot air he was bloviating, plus all the pollutants his private jet and large SUV limos were spewing into the air was what was causing that gaseous cloud to float over his head all the time. Al Gore has his head stuck up his ass. That’s how he keeps his ears warm.

  9. Gillgamess says:

    Given only two choices are you “for the environment” or are you “against it”, which one would you pick?

    Apparently its not only who controls the gold that controls the world its really who gets to phrase the question controls the world.

    Please take the time to read the actual studies, instead of regurgitating the summary of the summaries. I suggest you start with IPCC web page where it explains who they are… keep reading the overall power lies with the politicians, not the scientists as they keep saying.

    Then I ask you to take a look at pretty much any of the actual research (not the summaries), most are surprisingly up front about how much error is present and that the majority of the models, the ones predicating doom and gloom, don’t address (at all), or crudely estimate, the effect of the largest greenhouse gas on our climate. Yes don’t take my word for it there is another greenhouse gas that you strangely hear almost nothing about, and its not CO2. Yet the so called “peer reviewed” research papers, the same ones used to fortify the case for “AGW”, give it credit for controlling 34% to 82% of earths greenhouse effect, with most leaning to the higher percentage. Now I ask you, honestly how can any scientific model be accurate when you leave half of it out, because you don’t understand it. That would the equivalent of an astronomer leaving out the influence of our Sun when building a mathematical model to describe our solar system. The answer is no and you just need to look at the predictions that have already come to pass, not a one has been correct or even close, but they have learned the newer predictions are not within our life time so their accuracy cant be tested, convenient.

  10. Gill, I am definitely “for the environment.” I support many, many environmental causes. I would love to replace the use of fossil fuels with cleaner technologies, just not because of CO2 output. I don’t equate a warming, or cooling, climate with “the environment.” It’s been much hotter, and the Earth came through just fine, as did “the environment.” I worry more about real pollution and biodiversity. I don’t worry about global warming, which is primarily natural, as many other reports prove out.

    And the IPCC is the last place I would start with (and, yes, I have read their “studies”, and have for decades.) They are corrupt, they falsify their data and conclusions, and change things based on bureaucracy rather than science. They have a large stake in the game in pushing AGW for……money and power.

  11. M B Duffy says:

    The NY Times folks who blame the master snow storms on global warming will probably freeze in hell.

  12. Gillgamess says:

    Great it would seem we are in agreement.

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