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What modulates our Sun? The majority of science work on the principle that the Sun is self modulating and each solar cycle is a product of a random number generator. There are others that suspect the Sun is modulated by the planets with a special emphasis on Uranus & Neptune. Thanks to Carl Smith who has recently left us we have new knowledge that significantly adds to Jose, Landscheidt & Charvàtovà's work.

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Bitter cold damages D.C. cherry blossoms

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 22:49

Could get even colder tonight.

Cherry blossoms begin sustaining damage when temperatures drop to 27 degrees (-2.8C). If temperatures drop to 24 degrees (-4.4C) or lower, up to 90 percent of exposed blossoms can be affected as their small white flowers turn brown and wilt.

Last night, temperatures dropped to the critical 27F mark and remained below that level all night. Indeed, there was a five-hour stretch at or below 24 degrees.

Horticulturists fear that continued cold could seal the blossom’s fate

Unfortunately, temperatures in Washington, D.C. are forecast to drop to 23F (-5C) tonight and to 24F tomorrow, according to AccuWeather.com.


See video:
http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/dc/widespread-damage-reported-to-some-cherry-blossoms/422760380

See video:
http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/temperatures-through-thursday-could-seal-fate-for-cherry-blossoms/422651841

http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/washington-dc/20006/weather-forecast/327659

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Record snowfall in Montreal traps 300 vehicles over night

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 20:51

15 Mar 2017 – The 300 vehicles – and their occupants – were stuck on Highway 13 for close to 14 hours last night. An unhappy Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre wants to know why.

The Quebec city was buried under record 31.6 cm (just over a foot) of snow yesterday, and measured 40 cm (16 inches) in all before it stopped snowing today.

The record-breaking storm left thousands of people without power and forced closure of nearly all schools in the greater Montreal area.

Where were the responders?

Police received a call at 6:08 p.m. that there had been a collision on Highway 13. The collision left a tractor-trailer jackknifed across the southbound lanes, leaving no way for traffic to pass.

Stranded drivers made more than 300 calls to 911 for help, but it took until 3:30 a.m. before any city service was informed of the hundreds of people stuck on the snowbound highway.


Montreal mayor intends to find out how 300 vehicles were stuck on Quebec highway for 14 hours.
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/montreal-mayor-intends-to-find-out-how-300-vehicles-were-stuck-on-quebec-highway-for-14-hours

What went wrong on Highway 13, where hundreds were stranded overnight
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/highway-13-drivers-stuck-1.4025860

Look at these photos!
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-weather-snow-storm-photos-1.4025637

Thanks to Martin Siebert for this link

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Third biggest snowstorm – ever – in Vermont city

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 14:26

Not just for the date, but for any day in South Burlington history.

15 Mar 2017 – Yesterday’s storm dumped 29.4 inches at the airport, the third biggest snowstorm in the city’s history.

The biggest snowfall of 33.1 inches hit in January 2010. Official records have been maintained in South Burlington since the late 1800s.

Other big Vermont snow totals include 32 inches a few miles north in Westford, and 34 inches in Jay, which lies near the U.S/Canadian border about 68 miles northeast of South Burlington.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/15/the-latest-1000-flights-canceled-by-northeast-stor/

Thanks to Jimmy Walter for this link

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Record snowfall in Penticton, BC

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:40

More than 150 percent of previous record.

9 Mar 2017 – Environment Canada meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau says the 7.4 cm of snow that fell on Penticton last night beat the previous record for heaviest snowfall of 4.6 cm set in 2003.

It also beat the record for most snow on the ground for the date (March 9). That record was set in 1969 when 5 cm was recorded.

http://infotel.ca/newsitem/penticton-sets-snowfall-record-for-march-9-kelowna-and-kamloops-come-close/it40537

Thanks to Kevin A for this link

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An America First Energy Plan

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 12:22

For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry.

An America First Energy Plan

Energy is an essential part of American life and a staple of the world economy. The Trump Administration is committed to energy policies that lower costs for hardworking Americans and maximize the use of American resources, freeing us from dependence on foreign oil.

For too long, we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry. President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule. Lifting these restrictions will greatly help American workers, increasing wages by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years.

Sound energy policy begins with the recognition that we have vast untapped domestic energy reserves right here in America. The Trump Administration will embrace the shale oil and gas revolution to bring jobs and prosperity to millions of Americans. We must take advantage of the estimated $50 trillion in untapped shale, oil, and natural gas reserves, especially those on federal lands that the American people own. We will use the revenues from energy production to rebuild our roads, schools, bridges and public infrastructure. Less expensive energy will be a big boost to American agriculture, as well.

The Trump Administration is also committed to clean coal technology, and to reviving America’s coal industry, which has been hurting for too long.

In addition to being good for our economy, boosting domestic energy production is in America’s national security interest. President Trump is committed to achieving energy independence from the OPEC cartel and any nations hostile to our interests. At the same time, we will work with our Gulf allies to develop a positive energy relationship as part of our anti-terrorism strategy.

Lastly, our need for energy must go hand-in-hand with responsible stewardship of the environment. Protecting clean air and clean water, conserving our natural habitats, and preserving our natural reserves and resources will remain a high priority. President Trump will refocus the EPA on its essential mission of protecting our air and water.

A brighter future depends on energy policies that stimulate our economy, ensure our security, and protect our health. Under the Trump Administration’s energy policies, that future can become a reality.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/america-first-energy

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

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Epic cold headed for Florida

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:55

“Dangerous hard freeze as far south as Gainesville FL,” warns meteorologist. “Shattering record lows. Historical cold!” … only 26°F Thursday morning as well as Jax.”

“Freeze warnings far into the Florida panhandle,” Tweets Dr Ryan Maue. “Even the Atlantic and Gulf coastal counties nearly halfway down the panhandle.”

“Epic cold.”


https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/842050302584975361

https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/842054073188773889

Thanks to Mom2Kids for these links

“Wonder how this will affect the FL commercial blueberry, strawberry, tomato, potato and other crops?” asks Mom2. ?”I can at least cover my few blueberry plants. Commercial growers with acres of plants have a bigger problem. A lot of dooryard citrus and avocado growers may get a nasty surprise if they don’t protect their plants.”

“Fighting in the streets for food way before we see ice sheets may prove to be correct.”

“Even Dr. Maue calls it an ‘Ag killer’ freeze.”
https://twitter.com/RyanMaue/status/842058691817967616

 

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Record snowfall in New York

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:15

New York City escaped the brunt of the storm, but areas outside of the city were hammered.

It was the heaviest snowstorm on record for Binghamton, New York, which measured 31.3 inches of snow in 22 hours. This set a record, not just for the date, but for any date … and the snow is still falling.

Six inches or more of additional snow is expected in parts of  New York, Pennsylvania and northern New England.

The storm dumped deep snow over a wide swath of the Northeast. Here a a few samples:

West Winfield, NY – 42 inches
Woodford, Vermont – 34 inches
Susquehanna, PA – 32.3 inches
Randolph, NH – 21.5 inches
Bridgeton, Maine – 21.5 inches
Middletown, CT – 21 inches

States of emergency were declared in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.

The storm reached into the south, dumping small amounts of snow on parts of Georgia and North Carolina, even as far south as Columbia, South Carolina. It was only the 17th time that March snow had been seen in Columbia since 1888.



https://weather.com/photos/news/winter-storm-stella-noreaster

https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/winter-storm-stella-northeast-blizzard-warning-noreaster-snow-forecast-march-2017

Thanks to Kevin A for these links

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Three feet of snow in 7 hours in New York

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 20:41

And still coming down hard

36 inches (90 cm) of snow in 7 hours and still coming down hard here in Lake Placid.

Thanks to Jim McCulley for this photo


 

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Major winter storm moving north from the States

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 20:15

Continues to affect ALL of New Brunswick, ALL of Prince Edward Island and much of southern Quebec – 30 to 60 cm (1 to 2 ft) expected in many areas.

ALBERTA

Tuesday 14 March 2017
Snowfall warning for Banff Nat. Park near Banff, Lake Louise and Saskatchewan River Crossing and Clearwater Co. near Siffleur Wilderness Area regions

Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm (3.9″ to 7.9″) expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ab27#94252373552765674201703140501ww1575cwwg

NEW BRUNSWICK

Winter storm warning for all of New Brunswick

Rapidly accumulating snow and blowing snow beginning this evening… Most of the province will receive snowfall amounts of 20 to 30 centimetres (7.9″ to 11.8″).

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nb1#180917500113707108201703130506ww1474cwhx (also nb2 to nb20 in the address link for the rest of the province)

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Snowfall warning for Ft. Liard Region including Nahanni Butte – Trout Lake, Ft. Providence Region including Kakisa – Chan Lake, Ft. Simpson Region including Jean Marie River, North Slave Region including Wekweeti – Whati – Behchoko and Wrigley Region regions …  total amounts of 10 to 20 cm (3.9″ to 7.9″) expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nt16#210116796946892890201703130501ww1171cwnt (also nt15, nt14, nt17 and nt1 in the address link for the other affected areas)

NOVA SCOTIA

Winter storm warning for Cumberland County – Minas Shore and Cumberland County North and Cobequid Pass regions

Snowfall amounts of 15 cm (5.9″) expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns13#181436941286854577201703130506ww1171cwhx (also nb14 in the address link for the Cumberland County North and Cobequid Pass warning)

NUNAVUT

Snowfall warning for Kugluktuk region … total amounts of 10 to 15 cm (3.9″ to 5.9″) expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nu6#193109975437838498201703140501ww1474cwnt

ONTARIO

Winter storm warning for many areas (see links)

Major winter storm continuing tonight…. widespread 15 to 25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) snowfall expected. Total snowfall amounts reaching 30 cm (11.8″) likely, especially near the St. Lawrence River.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on10#30944170396488750201703140503ww1171cwto (also on6, on26 and on48 in the address link for the other affected areas)

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on17#80532744624082192201703130503ww1171cwto

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on36#5859643191662348201703150503ww1171cwto

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Winter storm warning for all of Prince Edward Island … Snowfall amounts of 15 cm (5.9″) expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?pei1#181657656286854577201703130506ww1575cwhx (also pei2 and pei3 in the address link for the rest of the province)

QUEBEC

Winter storm warning for great number of areas (see link):

Major winter storm … significant snowfall: 20 to 40 cm (7.9″ to 15.7″) generally, except up to 60 cm (23.6″) in the Eastern Townships, in Beauce, in Quebec City, in Charlevoix and over the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc31#191255382325443679201703130504ww1070cwul (also qc42, qc40, qc44, qc27, qc49, qc26, qc45, qc43, qc38, qc34, qc28, qc50, qc63, qc64, qc51, qc39, qc32, qc46, qc67, qc24, qc48, qc25, qc36, qc47, qc35, q65, qc30, qc52, qc33, qc23, qc29 and qc66 in the address link for the other affected areas)

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc41#637589261828612927201703140506ww1373cwhx

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc53#2221257651931553594201703140504ww1070cwul (also qc62 and qc61 in the address link for the other affected areas)

YUKON

Blizzard warning for Dempster region…  through Wednesday night.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?yt2#1039435155691863201703130502ww1979cwvr

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for these links

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Nevada snow pack may be one for the record books

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 16:04

As of March 1, snow packs in the Truckee, Lake Tahoe, Carson and Walker river basins all measured at or above 200 percent of normal,

according to the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service.

According to the service, that means snow pack is on pace to meet or beat the previous records set in 1983.

Parts of Nevada other than the Sierra also have snow pack far greater than normal.


http://news3lv.com/news/local/nevada-snow-pack-this-year-may-be-one-for-the-record-books-says-report

Thanks to Kevin A for this link

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Blizzard tips over trucks and tears roofs from buildings

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 15:53

A blizzard hammered Newfoundland and Labrador over the weekend with extreme winds exceeding 100 miles per hour. 

The extreme winds caused extensive damage across much of eastern Newfoundland, including power outages, tipped over trucks and trailers, siding and shingles ripped from buildings.

In some extreme cases, sheds, roofs, and the top floor to some houses were blown away.

Environment and Climate Change Canada, 6:30 PM. 12 March 2017

1. Summary of snowfall in centimetres:

Ferrolle Point: 52.2 (20.6″)
Twillingate: 46.5 (18.3″)
La Scie: 45.2 (17.8″)
Gander Int’l Airport: 38 (15.0″)
Sops Arm: 35 (13.7″) (as of 4 PM March 11th, 2017)
St. Anthony: 34.6 (13.6″)
Cormack: 29.1 (11.5″)
Englee: 28.5 (11.2″)
Deer Lake Airport: 24 (9.4″)
Burgeo: 22.8 (9.0″)
Stephenville Airport: 21 (8.3″)
Millertown: 20.6 (8.1″)

2. Summary of peak wind gusts in kilometres per hour:

Argentia: 180 (111.8 mph)
Grates Cove: 170 (105.6 mph)
Cape Race: 159 (98.8 mph)
Paradise: 159 (98.8 mph)
St. John’s Int’l Airport: 157 (97.6 mph)
Cape Pine: 148 (92.0 mph)
Green Island (Trinity Bay): 148 (92.0 mph)
Winterland: 148 (92.0 mph)
Sagona Island: 146 (90.7 mph)
Pass Island: 145 (90.1 mph)

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for this link

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Winter storm warnings for all of New Brunswick

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 15:33

Also for southern Quebec between the U.S. border and the St. Lawrence seaway.

NEW BRUNSWICK

3:51 PM ADT Monday 13 March 2017
Winter storm warning for all of New Brunswick

Rapidly accumulating snow and blowing snow beginning Tuesday evening… Most of the province will receive snowfall amounts of 15 to 30 centimetres (5.9″ to 11.8″).

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nb1#180917500113707108201703130506ww1474cwhx (also covers the nb2 to nb20 warnings)

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Snowfall warning for Ft. Liard Region including Nahanni Butte – Trout Lake and Ft. Simpson Region including Jean Marie River regions

Snowfall, with total amounts of 10 to 20 cm (3.9″ to 7.9″) is expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?nt16#210116796946892890201703130501ww1171cwnt (also nt14 in the address link for the Ft. Simpson Region including Jean Marie River warning)

NOVA SCOTIA

Winter storm warning for Cumberland County – Minas Shore, Cumberland County North and Cobequid Pass regions

Heavy snow and blowing snow will move across Nova Scotia from the southwest Tuesday afternoon reaching northern areas by early evening…. Snowfall amounts of 15 centimetres (5.9″) are expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?ns13#181436941286854577201703130506ww1171cwhx (also ns14 in the address link for the Cumberland County North and Cobequid Pass warning)

ONTARIO

Winter storm warning for City of Hamilton, Burlington – Oakville, Niagara Falls – Welland – Southern Niagara Region and St. Catharines – Grimsby – Northern Niagara Region

Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) are expected, with local totals of 30 cm (11.8″) possible in the Hamilton to Niagara corridor.

 

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on58#80532744624082192201703130503ww1171cwto (also on24 and on17 in the address link for the other affected areas)

Winter storm warning for Dunnville – Caledonia – Haldimand, Brantford – County of Brant and Simcoe – Delhi – Norfolk regions

Total snowfall amounts of 15 to 25 cm (5.9″ to 9.8″) are expected by Tuesday night.

 

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?on33#80905153624082192201703130503ww1171cwto (also on19 and on39 in the address link for the other affected areas)

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Winter storm warning for Prince County and Queens County regions  Snowfall amounts of 15 centimetres (5.9″) are expected.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?pei3#181657656286854577201703130506ww1575cwhx (also pei2 in the address link for the Queens County warning)

QUEBEC

Winter storm warning for Amqui area, Matapédia area, Baie-Comeau, Lac-Etchemin area, Saint-Georges-de-Beauce area, Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce area, Baie-Saint-Paul area, La Malbaie area, Bécancour – Villeroy area, Drummondville area, Nicolet area, Victoriaville area, Brome-Missisquoi area, Coaticook area, Cookshire area, Granby – Waterloo area, Lac-Mégantic area, Mont-Orford – Lake Memphrémagog area, Richmond area, Sherbrooke area, Thetford Mines area, Weedon area, Forillon National Park – Gaspé area, Percé area, Grande-Rivière – Cascapédia area, Mont-Albert area, Murdochville area, Kamouraska area, Pohénégamook area, Rivière-du-Loup area, Trois-Pistoles area, Forestville area, Les Escoumins area, Matane, Châteauguay – La Prairie area, Laval area, Longueuil – Varennes area, Montréal Island area, Montmagny – Saint-Jean-Port-Joli area, Saint-Fabien – Saint-Pamphile area, Chandler area, New Carlisle – Port-Daniel area, Bellechasse area, Côte-de-Beaupré – L’Île d’Orléans area, Lévis area, Lotbinière area, Portneuf area, Québec area, Saint-Lambert area, Valcartier – Stoneham area, New-Richmond – Bonaventure area, Restigouche – Carleton area, Lacolle area, Saint-Hyacinthe – Acton Vale area, Saint-Jean – Marieville area, Sorel – Yamaska area, Verchères – Beloeil area, Le Bic – Rimouski area, Mont-Joli area, Rimouski Wildlife Reserve area, Grande-Vallée area, Sainte-Anne-des-Monts area, Témiscouata, Hemmingford area, Huntingdon area, Saint-Rémi area, Soulanges area, Valleyfield – Beauharnois area and Vaudreuil area regions

Generally, between 15 and 30 centimetres (5.9″ to 11.8″) of snow can be expected. Up to 45 centimetres (17.7″) of snow could fall over the Eastern Townships, Beauce, Charlevoix and parts of the Gaspe Peninsula. Winds gusting from 70 to 100 kilometres per hour (43.5 to 62.1 m,ph) will greatly reduce visibilities in blowing snow, especially in the Saint-Lawrence Valley. This storm will continue to track over the Lower North Shore Tuesday night and Wednesday.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?qc31#191255382325443679201703130504ww1070cwul (also qc40, qc44, qc49, qc45, qc43, qc38, qc34, qc28, qc39, qc32, qc67, qc48, qc36, qc47, qc35, qc65, qc30, qc33, qc29 and qc66 in the address link for the other affected areas)

YUKON

Blizzard warning for Dempster region

Northeast winds of 60 gusting to 80 km/h (37.3 to 49.7 mph) near Rock River tonight will cause blowing snow and limited visibilities.

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?yt2#1039435155691863201703130502ww1979cwvr

http://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

Thanks to Terry Homeniuk for these links

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17 to 19 inches of snow in Connecticut – And counting

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 15:03

My niece Alane lives a few miles north of Hartford. Here’s what it looked like on her back porch this morning. (I’m trying to persuade her to move south.)

 

A few miles north of Hartford

You don’t drive too far when the snow is above the bumpers on your car.

Seventeen inches deep and counting

The storm dumped more than a foot of snow on many places, paralyzing much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor and leaving nearly 100,000 customers without power.

Blizzard warnings were issued for parts of nine states: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,  Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,  New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/snowstorm-clobbers-the-northeast-after-weeks-of-mild-weather/ar-AAokck3

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Huge volcanic activity led to ‘snowball earth’

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 14:38

A storm of fire and ice led to ‘snowball Earth,’ says new study.

During the largest glaciation event in history – called the ‘Sturtian snowball Earth’ event – ice covered our planet from pole-to-pole, Harvard scientists say. They  have pinpointed the start of that event to about 717 million years ago.

Snowball Earth – Courtesy NASA

At about the same time, a huge volcanic event known as the Franklin Large Igneous Province devastated an area stretching all the way from present-day Alaska to Greenland.

We’re talking about an immense area. The Franklin Large Igneous Province covers more than 2,000,000 square km (770,000 sq miles), about the size of all of Mexico. And it’s all buried beneath a layer of basalt some 1.1 km (3,600 ft) deep.

The researchers wonder if the sulphur dioxide emitted by this huge volcanic event might have rapidly cooled the Earth.

I wonder, of course, how much of that ancient volcanic activity took place under water. That would have heated the water, thereby pumping huge amounts of moisture into the skies, skies already cooled by the above-water volcanic activity. And then – wham! – instantaneous ice age.

As I say in Not by Fire but by Ice, “warmer seas and colder skies…a deadly combination (Chapter 10, Fish Stew.)

By the way, I think it is no coincidence that the Deccan Traps in India can be associated with the K-T extinction, or that the Siberian Traps in Russia can be associated with the Great Permian extinction.


http://www.deccanherald.com/content/601290/storm-fire-ice-led-snowball.html

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011AGUFM.V21F..02B

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_dike_swarm

Thanks to John Topal for these links

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Neanderthals more advanced than we thought

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 21:07

Used ‘aspirin’ for tooth pain

“A young Neanderthal tormented by a dental abscess ate greenery containing a natural antibiotic and pain killer, analysis of his teeth revealed Wednesday.”

See more:
https://www.evolutionaryleaps.com/2017/03/neanderthals-advanced-thought/


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50 million people under storm or blizzard warnings and watches

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 20:29

Temperatures 15 to 30 degrees below normal by Wednesday morning.

“Nor’easter to shut down travel, unleash blizzard conditions in at least 8 states,” warns AccuWeather.com

Forecasts call for up to 2 feet (60 cm) of snow – or more! – in places by early Wednesday.

“During its height we could see snowfall rates of one to three inches (2.5-7.6 cm), even up to 4 inches (10 cm) per hour,” said Alan Dunham, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.


http://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/blizzard-to-shutter-schools-snarl-travel-in-northeast-us/ar-AAof3SP?li=BBnb7Kz

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/major-noreaster-threatens-to-halt-travel-from-dc-to-boston/70001093

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Clexit Says “Trump must Dump Paris (and defund the UN climate industry)

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 20:13

“The whole war on carbon is merely a grab for power using a world tax on energy to fund global government.” – Viv Forbes

________________________________

Clexit Says “Trump must Dump Paris
(and defund the UN climate industry)”

The Paris Climate Agreement will devastate economies and hurt poor people the most

Press Release, The Clexit Coalition
14 March 2017

The International Clexit Coalition today joined the growing chorus urging President Trump to keep his election promises and dump every climate treaty “agreed” to in Kyoto, Paris and the UN/IPCC.

The Secretary of Clexit (Climate Exit Coalition), Mr Viv Forbes of Australia, said that Clexit could call on over 190 well-qualified climate realists from 26 countries to provide scientific, business, legal and political support and advice.

Cartoon posted by permission of Steve Hunter


Mr Forbes said it was obvious from the Brexit vote in Britain, the election of President Trump in USA, the rise of Marine la Pen in France and Geert Wilders in Holland and the election of Senator Malcolm Roberts in Australia that the general population no longer trusts the globalists controlling the UN, the EU, and the UN/IPCC.

“The whole war on carbon is merely a grab for power using a world tax on energy to fund global government. Voters of the world are waking up and unless their politicians trim their sails to the new sceptical gale they will be swept from office.”

Senator Malcolm Roberts from Queensland, a member of Clexit, said just last week: “We call for an AusExit – getting out of the Paris Agreement and the UN.”

Dr Tim Ball of Clexit Canada said: “Even if fully implemented, the Paris Climate Agreement won’t change atmospheric CO2 levels or stop global warming. However, it will devastate economies and hurt poor people the most.”

Mr Marc Duchamp of Clexit Spain is also opposed to the Paris Agreement: “The recurrent climate event “El Niño” has caused warmth in 2015 and 2016. However temperatures are now back to their usual natural fluctuations, no matter how much tampering with data is done by NOAA, NASA-GISS and politically correct “scientists.”

Viv Forbes concludes “The Paris Agreement will destroy industries and jobs and make electricity more expensive and unreliable. One bad winter blackout will be enough to cure the EU heartland of climate alarmism and green energy. Soon the only Paris supporters will be third world and Pacific Island mendicants hoping for climate handouts (but getting energy handcuffs).”

“This stupidity will surely end, but energy costs will rise for every day’s delay.”



Clexit Summary and Foundation statements:

http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clexit.pdf

President Trump should withdraw from Paris Agreement:
https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/03/07/trump-should-keep-promise-withdraw-u-s-from-paris-c limate-treaty/

Climate Science is NOT Settled:
http://clexit.net/2016/09/03/climate-science-is-not-settled/
The Paris Climate Treaty should be torn up:
http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clexit.pdf

Paris Agreement Fails:
http://www.climateconversation.org.nz/2016/09/paris-agreement-endangers-climate/

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Urgent – 18 to 24 inches of snow for parts of PA and NJ

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 13:34

BLIZZARD WARNING – “An extreme situation is developing,” warns the National Weather Service.  “Could be life threatening.”

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URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Mount Holly NJ
300 PM EDT Mon Mar 13 2017

An extreme situation is developing for portions of our area as
a MAJOR COASTAL STORM interrupts our usual daily routines on
Tuesday…

A very strong winter storm could be life threatening for those
who do not pay attention to safety precautions Tuesday morning.
Low pressure developing off the Carolina coast this evening will
become an intense storm as it moves east of New Jersey midday
Tuesday. Swaths of excessive precipitation will develop along and
west of the track of the storm. Near blizzard conditions are
likely for a few hours in eastern Pennsylvania and portions of
northern New Jersey where snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per
hour are expected.

Including the cities of Newton, Washington, Morristown,
Flemington, Somerville, Jim Thorpe, Stroudsburg, Reading,
Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Honey Brook, Oxford, Collegeville,
Pottstown, Chalfont, and Perkasie

BLIZZARD WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EDT TUESDAY…

* LOCATIONS…Eastern Pennsylvania and much of northern New
Jersey.

* HAZARD TYPES…Heavy snow and strong winds.

* ACCUMULATIONS…Snow accumulation of 18 to 24 inches (45 to 60 cm.

* TIMING…Snow begins between 10 PM and midnight from southwest to northeast across the warning area, becoming heavy at times with snowfall rates of Three to four inches per hour for several hours Tuesday morning. Snow will diminish late in the day Tuesday.

* IMPACTS…The heavy snow will make many roads impassable and
may produce widespread power outages due to the weight of the
snow on tree limbs and power lines. Strong winds will lead to
blowing snow, reduced visibility, and additional power
outages.

* WINDS…Northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* VISIBILITIES…Less than one-quarter mile for several hours.

* TEMPERATURES…In the mid 20s.


http://www.weather.gov/phi/

http://www.weather.gov/okx/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for these links

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Up to 18 inches of global warming to dump on NYC

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 17:19

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard watch – yes, a blizzard watch! – for New York City. Up to 18 inches of snow could fall on Central Park.

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service New York NY
412 PM EDT Sun Mar 12 2017

BLIZZARD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING…

* Locations…New York City, Long Island, Southern Westchester, Southern Fairfield, Southern New Haven, Middlesex, and New London counties.

* Hazard Types…Heavy Snow and Blizzard Conditions.

* Snow Accumulations…12 to 18 inches.

* Impacts…Dangerous travel and potential for power outages.
Damaging wind gusts possible across eastern Long Island and extreme southeastern Connecticut.

* Winds Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph.

* Temperatures…In the upper 20s.

* Visibilities…One quarter mile or less at times.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A Blizzard Watch means there is a potential for falling and/or blowing snow with strong winds and extremely poor visibilities. This can lead to whiteout conditions and make travel very dangerous.

Other areas, including the lower Hudson Valley and northeastern New Jersey, also could get 12 to 18 inches of snow.



http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=okx&wwa=blizzard%20watch

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Snowstorm alert for north China

Sun, 03/12/2017 - 14:27

And blizzards

12 Mar 2017 — China’s national observatory issued a yellow snowstorm alert for the country’s northwest and northeast regions on Sunday and Monday.

The National Meteorological Center forecast blizzards to dump over 10cm of snow in parts of Gansu, Ningxia, Shaanxi, Jilin and Heilongjiang.

It has issued a blue alert for snowstorms to hit parts of Qinghai, Gansu, Ningxia and Tibet Autonomous Region on Saturday.


http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-03/12/c_136122474.htm

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

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