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tsiya

Monster Snow Storm Could Cover Half of U.S. This Weekend

While the details of what areas will get smacked by a major snowstorm this weekend are still being sorted out, one thing is certain, the storm has the potential bring a travel nightmare to many areas.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists are predicting a storm will move from the northern Plains into the Ohio Valley, then redevelop off the mid-Atlantic coast. On that path, the storm will produce a swath of plowable snow from the Dakotas through the Midwest and Great Lakes and into the Northeast.

The storm has the potential to explode into a major snowstorm that could produce in excess of 6 inches of snow over a large area of the Northeast states and eastern Canada.

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http://beforeitsnews.com/story/29...er_Half_of_U.S._This_Weekend.html

This may even freeze ALGORE"S chakra!
bieramar

I suspect even Al Gore has a basic understanding of near surface air/water temperature and subsequent major precipitation (rain/snow) events.

El Nino/La Nina 101:
The winter months of 2009/2010 were the warmest or second warmest on record, AND there were two "100-year" snowstorms in the northeast states.
Why?
Because;
- warmer air results in warmer water,
- warmer water/air results in more evaporation from oceans/lakes/rivers*,
- more evaporation results in more water vapour in the air,
- more water vapour results in more rain/snow events like downpours, toad-stranglers, record-setting snowfalls.

But the areas of earth where the snow/rain falls are shifting because of gravity, earth rotation, weight and volume of water vapour, and winds.  Some areas are becoming deserts, others are becoming arable.

I'm not arguing the potential accuracy of projection models, just looking at actual measurements in the past.  

Global warming of surface water/air results in more rain/snow events - no ifs, ands or buts about it.

*Specific areas of immediate change are the lake and river surfaces which 50 years ago froze over solid each winter.  Now they have open water all winter, with resultant evaporation, vapor, snow etc. downwind, the so-called "lake effect" precipitation which has occured in your and my lifetimes.
puc reducks

Well, we get 6 months of hurricane "season," the rest of the nation otter get something, too!

Don't miss snowstorms at all. Not even a little.

Still stomach-churning to see vehicles collide on ice, having no way to stop.

And heavy snow that brings down powerlines, tree limbs, trees.

Nope. Don't miss it.
Mac IX

Puc is right on the money!

My daughter is right on Lake Erie (below Buffalo) and grandson is talking about the foot of snow that fell last night in Rochester.  I told them I had a cure for that for both of them.
puc reducks

LOL at "the cure"!  My step-mom is in Boca--and she's complaining about the cold!  OMG!  Laughing
coebul

Hmmmm I thought Global warming was...... Never mind.
tsiya

All Algore understands is making Algore richer! If he was pushing religion the way he pushes his junk science scam you'd be bitching and moaning about it Chuck.
Gene

Hard freeze

Hard freeze this morning, Lions bridge closed for a while, and in the 30s in Miami.

Years ago my friends were coming home to St. Augustine from Miami for the holidays, and found both the 206 bridge and the Lions bridge iced over and closed.  312 wasn't built yet.  They drove back to 100 in Flagler and came across to A1A and then Anastasia Island at Summerhaven and finally got to Davis Shores.
bieramar

And the other side of the La Nina coin is that here (New Mexico and Four Cornerss) we've had an unseasonably warm - 8° to 10° above average - and dry autumn.  Didn't even freeze last night at my 7,000' elevation, and will probably hit the 60°s this afternoon.  

No snow cover, even above 10,000'.

And while its nice to be warm and dry its an economic bust, as woodcutting, skiing and snowboarding are the bases of the winter economy.
coebul

bieramar wrote:
And the other side of the La Nina coin is that here (New Mexico and Four Cornerss) we've had an unseasonably warm - 8° to 10° above average - and dry autumn.  Didn't even freeze last night at my 7,000' elevation, and will probably hit the 60°s this afternoon.  

No snow cover, even above 10,000'.

And while its nice to be warm and dry its an economic bust, as woodcutting, skiing and snowboarding are the bases of the winter economy.
According to my sources (NOAA) that may be about to change.  

Here in the Northwest we have experienced both higher then normal and lower then normal weather.  Yesterday with 61 with snow levels above 8,000 but by Friday they are looking at snow between 500 and 1,000 feet.  

Ski NM.  Only those in the Desert SW would consider that thought.  The real snow is Central CA north and east to Denver.  Mount Hood has a 60 (+) inch base and by seasons end with have a couple of 100 inch base.
Mac IX

As usual People would rather shoot off their mouths than read.

The term is GLOBAL warming.
coebul

Concise to the point great post.
bieramar

coebul wrote:
bieramar wrote:

...here [Sandia mountains Dec. 14th] we've had an unseasonably warm - 8° to 10° above average - and dry autumn....  
No snow cover, even above 10,000'.


According to my sources (NOAA) that may be about to change.


And change it did; been snowing for 25 hours and I've got a 20" snowpack this morning - minimal wind, just a gently falling whiteout screen all daylight yesterday.  Still snowing this a.m.  at 25°F so its not melting anytime soon.  Radar shows a break in the snowfall from about noon 'til 7 p.m. today, then snow again, with a wave of storms daily until Christmas Eve.  


The trees are bowed down to the ground in homage to King Winter, and the mountain breathes a sigh of relief as the drought-driven wildfire threat has now been abated.  

30+ birds of assorted sizes and species are pecking on my covered deck's feeders, but no squirrels nor animal tracks have yet appeared - although I do hear coyotes yipping up the arroyo.  

It's been so unseasonably warm that the bears hadn't settled into their winter torpor yet - this snowfall should convince them to hunker down.
puc reducks

Bieramar wrote:

"...as the drought-driven wildfire threat has now been abated."

Wishing for at least rain here!  Send some snow our way.  I wouldn't mind a white-ish Crimble!   Very Happy

Arson in Flagler Estates, so we've got fires and the probabilties.  Yuck.
bieramar

I spent the summer of 1998 - The Year that Florida Burned - in the Octagon house on the Miller compound on the river/ICW a mile south of the SR-206 bridge

When they evacuated Flagler County, A-1-A was so gridlocked that we boated up the river to Crescent Beach for food/booze. It was eery in the daytime with smoke drifting out to the Atlantic, darkening the day and covering the beaches with ash, then rolling back in with the tidal breeze and blackening the skies again.  

I could see numerous fires in Flagler Estates then also, many of them arson.
puc reducks

Yes, that was horrible, the summer of 1998.

I remember driving south on U.S. 1 w/Carl, trying to find firefighters et al. to drop off water and food.  The "souther" we got, the more eerie it became.  No traffic.  Desolate.  Acrid smoke smell.  Low visibility.   Unpopulated.  Post-apocalyptic.  We finally found the Catholic church where the temp HQ was located.  It was a relief to see people.

Never did get to see the ocean during that.  Quite formidable, all that ash.

Did head down Palm Coast way much later.  Miles and miles of burn on both sides of the highway.  Could see where fire jumped the road.

Arson at Flagler Estates in 1998?  What else about that do you recall?

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