First there was the ‘Gore Effect‘, that curious phenomenon where any place Al Gore went to hold a conference on Global Warmining or there was to be some sort of scientific Arctic or Antarctic expedition proving the theory of Global Warming (AGW-Climate Change-Global Warming (AKA: Weather)), it turned out to be ‘too cold’ or there was ‘too much ice’ and the event had to be cancelled.
Unforgiving cold has punished the eastern United States for the past 10 days. But the most severe winter weather yet will assault the area Wednesday night into the weekend.
First, a monster ocean storm is taking shape, which pasted parts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with rare ice and snow early Wednesday. By Thursday, the exploding storm will, in many ways, resemble a winter hurricane, battering easternmost New England with potentially damaging winds in addition to blinding snow. Blizzard warnings have been issued for the Virginia Tidewater region up the coast to eastern Maine, including Ocean City, Atlantic City, eastern Long Island, Boston and Portland.
Hey how’s that AGW-Climate Change-Global Warming (AKA: Weather) going for you, New Year’s Eve party-goers? Not so well. So sue Al Gore for ruining your New Year’s Eve festivities. After all, Al promised you that all the ice at the North Pole would be melted by today. Oh, and watch out for that pesky frostbite. You really do still want your ears, and your nose, and your fingers and toes, and other dangly pieces-parts, right?