Strange: Philly Is Setting Snow Records

Back on the 21nd of January, Philadelphia set a record with 13.5 inches of snow, crushing the 1917 record by 3.4 inches.

The snow total (see chart) set a record for Jan. 21, crushing the previous mark of 3.4 inches, set in 1917. And, it set a record as the third snowfall of six inches or more before Feb. 1 – something that had never happened before, according to the National Weather Service. The total was the 10th-highest one-day snowfall ever in Philadelphia.

Well, here comes the current storm

(NBC Philly) At Philadelphia International Airport, the official reading location for Philadelphia, 8.8 inches of snow piled up in just a few hours. With that accumulation, the city shattered a 130-year-old record. More snowstorms have delivered 6 inches of snow or more this winter than ever before, Hurricane says. This is also the fifth snowiest winter of all time for the city.

While listening to the boob tube, I also heard that this is the first time in records history, and Philly’s records go back pretty far, where Philly has had 4 storms of 9+ inches in one winter. Let’s branch out, shall we?

(PIX11) Fybish, 77, wants Thursday’s storm to hit the New York area as hard as possible, because that would increase the season’s mounting snowfall totals.  In fact, average snowfall in New York during the entire winter season is 28.3 inches.  The average for this point in the season is about 20 inches.  So far this season, though, New York City is well above that, at 41.5 inches, and Thursday’s storm is sure to raise that amount noticeably.

The Tri-state area is closing in on the number of winter storms, though apparently still far from the actual snow total. Still, it’s strange that they’re seeing so much snow when snow is supposed to be a thing of the past.

Detroit shattered their January snowfall total. Seattle saw record snow on Saturday. Chicago is closing in on their record snowfall. New Jersey is closing in on snow records, and was extremely cold during January. Records abound.

What does this mean? Is this proof of the coming ice age? Not necessarily. It could happen. We could have another 40-late 1970’s type of cooling. It could be precursor to one of the cool periods that have occurred during the Holocene. The warmth switch could flip back on soon and we get another spike in global temperatures, as happens during a warm Holocene warm period. Regardless, this is more proof that the Warmist computer models and unhinged anti-science prognostications are garbage.

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15 Responses to “Strange: Philly Is Setting Snow Records”

  1. Jeffery says:

    According to the Pirate, heavy but local snows in winter are evidence against global warming. It’s cold in Philly, therefore global warming is a hoax!!

    Yet, the data from all over the world show that the Earth continues to warm, even if it snowed yesterday in NC. The warming is almost certainly caused by the CO2 humans are adding to atmosphere.

    Pirate: I’ve asked this before but you refuse to answer. Are you playing your audience or are you really so scientifically illiterate that you do not understand the global temperature record?

    Here in my home state, we’re looking next week at record highs for February. Is this evidence for global warming? Nope. No more than a cold day in February for Raleigh is evidence against global warming.

  2. gitarcarver says:

    Jeffery,

    Well maybe your state would be cooler lacking all the hot air coming from you?

    (Just a thought.) 😉

    Oh, and while you reask Teach a question (which he has answered before) have you read the Constitution and gotten the concept of “separation of powers” down yet?

    Or have you skipped that 2nd grade civics class?

  3. gitarcarver says:

    reask?

    Err…. that should be “re-ask”

    PEBOK.

  4. I see Jeff had his blinders on again, and forgot to read the last paragraph. Sigh.

  5. Dana says:

    It’s good to know that Jeff is still sure that we’re warming up. In the meantime, after having shoveled all the sidewalks, shoveled out the vehicles, and even shoveled off the porch roof, it’s starting to snow again.

    If we had all of the hot air being put out by the warmists harnessed, my house in the south end of the Poconos would be like Key West!

  6. Jeffery says:

    Pirate,

    “Regardless, this is more proof that the Warmist computer models and unhinged anti-science prognostications are garbage.”

    Actually, your last paragraph was your dumbest. Up to then you were just reporting the weather, albeit implying that snow in February shows that global warming is a hoax. So snow in Pa in February is proof that computer models are garbage? Your typing is proof you’re a weenie.

  7. gitarcarver says:

    Your typing is proof you’re a weenie.

    Your post is proof you cannot read or comprehend anything.

    From the post:

    What does this mean? Is this proof of the coming ice age? Not necessarily. It could happen. We could have another 40-late 1970′s type of cooling. It could be precursor to one of the cool periods that have occurred during the Holocene. The warmth switch could flip back on soon and we get another spike in global temperatures, as happens during a warm Holocene warm period.

  8. Toasty_Warm_Gumballs says:

    Back on the 21nd of January

    Ok.. maybe J has something about Teach’s typing.

    J forgets that his cult promised no more snow in winter, that winters would be milder and warmer, that the world would be 1C warmer already and that the seas would have risen ‘1 foot’-(IIRC?).

    Yet, absolutely none of their prognostications have come true in the last 40 years. The warming hasn’t even come true. And despite J’s hopes, dreams, and wishes that our world continue to warm, IT HAS NOT!!!

    While these stories do not prove or disprove anthropogenic global warming, neither do the summer time heat or summer fires prove or disprove anthropogenic global warming, J. So, remember this this coming summer should we hear of droughts, or fires, or some place having a hot temperature.

  9. Jay says:

    Clearly you just don’t understand how science works. Don’t you understand that these record cold and snowfalls are caused by global warming?

    Science has clearly progressed over the past ten years or so. The method for analyzing the evidence used to be:

    1. If a year is unusually warm, this is proof of global warming.

    2. If a year is unusually cold, this is anecdotal evidence and proves nothing.

    But now we understand the science better. Now we know:

    1. If a year is unusually warm, this is proof of global warming.

    2. If a year is unusually cold, this is proof of global warming.

    3. If a year is exactly average, this is proof of global warming.

  10. Jeffery says:

    g1 typed:

    “And despite J’s hopes, dreams, and wishes that our world continue to warm, IT HAS NOT!!!”

    By what measure do you claim the Earth is not warming?

    Even if you choose a start date of 1998 the temperature trend is positive.

    http://www.skepticalscience.com/trend.php

  11. Seriously, Jeff whined about the date format? Seriously? This is the same guy who supports a president who er can’t speak in um adult literate ah English when um off er um ah teleprompter.

  12. Toasty_Warm_Gumballs says:

    By what measure do you claim the Earth is not warming?

    Since you are the one that is claiming that it is DOING something, then the proof falls upon you.

    But to sort of answer your question, our measure, as as been stated to you time and time again is that since the late 1990s, there has been no statistically significant warming. You can pick a start date that shows some warming. I can pick a start date that shows cooling. So far, the agreed upon start date for this latest pause in temperature increase over the last millennia, is 1997. There have been several.

    Do you also deny the previous pauses in warming?

    Even if you choose a start date of 1998 the temperature trend is positive.

    Really? You off your meds again? That’s not what it shows me. Looks like a negative trend to me, using your 1998 as the start date.

  13. Jeffery says:

    g1,

    Why did you only choose the RSS database? Because the other 7 show warming. The Earth continues to warm, even if you only look at the surface data.

    http://www.skepticalscience.com/trend.php

  14. Toasty_Warm_Gumballs says:

    OMG, you are such an idiot, tool, troll, hoser.
    This has nothing to do with debating the facts does it? You just want to argue the opposite. While your game may help to make sure that the realists get their proper message out and written correctly so others can understand. But, you are doing the CAGW alarmists such a disservice by not even properly debating the CAGW meme.

    Therefore, I will ignore you once again. Your new persona at least gave the appearance of offering a different tact, but like before, you are nothing but a troll.

    Go away.

  15. Brad says:

    All the climate algorithms point to global warming as a fact. 😉

    And if he wrote songs we would all be humming those algorithms.

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