Snowpocalypse 2017 – Travel and Swimming Forecast

From AccuWeather,

The storm will affect heavily traveled stretches of Interstate 68, I-70, I-76, I-78, I-80, I-81, I-83, I-84, I-87, I-90 and I-95.

For you swimmers, expect frozen hair and frost accumulations of up to 3/4 of an inch.

Major travel delays and disruptions to daily activities are likely from accumulations ranging from a slushy coating to as much as 12 inches. The snow could fall at the rate of 2 inches per hour. Thunder and lightning can accompany the snow in some locations. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, had thundersnow early Thursday morning.

**Possible FakeNewsAlert – Do not make your swimming plans based on what you read here.

AGW – Remember the Donner Party

The Mercury News reports, “Sierra Nevada snowpack is biggest in 22 years — and more snow is on the way“.

After a month of huge blizzards and “atmospheric river” storms, the Sierra Nevada snowpack — source of a third of California’s drinking water — is 177 percent of the historic average, the biggest in more than two decades.

Gov. Jerry, “Moonbeam“, Brown is calling for all travelers in the Sierra Nevada’s, especially around the Donner Pass area, to carry at least 3 months worth of supplies because, “You remember how hungry those Donner Party folks got during the winter of ’46-’47.”

Verne’s Nautilus Sub Debunks Arctic Ice Theories

From the Telegraph, “How Arctic ice has made fools of all those poor warmists“.

Two events last week brought yet further twists to one of the longest-running farces of our modern world. One was the revelation by the European Space Agency that in 2013 and 2014, after years when the volume of Arctic ice had been diminishing, it increased again by as much as 33 per cent. The other was that Canadian scientists studying the effect of climate change on Arctic ice from an icebreaker had to suspend their research, when their vessel was called to the aid of other ships trapped in the thickest summer ice seen in Hudson Bay for 20 years.

AGW – We’re All Doomed (to Freeze Our Asses Off)

The Washington Post forgot that it is supposed to only report about Global Warming.  Here’s the gem for today, “Rare coast-to-coast cold snap to engulf Lower 48 late next week“.

Frozen Al Gore

Frigid air will grip an unusually large portion of the Lower 48 states in just over a week’s time. The cold is predicted to consume almost the entire nation, from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast, sparing only Florida.

While some parts of the country are forecast to experience temperatures 30 to 50 degrees colder than normal, the cold snap will be most remarkable for the amount of real estate it is predicted to cover.

Brian Brettschneider, a climatologist based in Alaska, noted Thursday that the National Weather Service’s six- to 10-day temperature outlook (below) projected the nation’s largest area with high confidence (90 percent probability) of below-normal temperatures in 15 years of issuing such outlooks.

AGW – Missing Christmas Presents

Even the Government knows that ‘wind turbines’ are death on birds, but now Santa?  Evidence shows that we can officially say that AGW-Climate Change-Global Warming (AKA: Weather) is responsible for all Christmas present delays.  So FedEx and UPS, you’re off the hook.  Merry Christmas to you.

A Nostalgic Polar Vortex Christmas Scene

The Chicago Tribune reports, “As subzero cold hits, wind chill advisory for Wednesday night, Thursday morning“.

With overnight temperatures dropping well below zero, the National Weather

Service has issued a wind chill advisory for Wednesday night through Thursday morning.

The advisory is in effect from 9 p.m. Wednesday until 10 a.m. Thursday. The weather service said wind chills could reach minus 30 in some areas. It warned people could suffer frostbite in as little as 30 minutes.

One happy corollary, the sub-freezing temperatures slow Chiraq’s murder rate down a bit. Once the sun comes out, and things warm up again…maybe not so much.

Chiraq Murder stats –