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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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Snow in all 50 states

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 19:30

Snowfall accumulations as far south as the Gulf Coast!

Yesterday morning, all 50 states and 52.3 percent of the country were covered in snow.

To have snow on the ground in all 50 states – at the same time – is fairly rare. The last time that happened was on February 12th, 2010.

http://www.nbc15.com/content/news/Snowfall-blankets-all-50-states-469826403.html

Brrr… So Much for Global Warming Junk Science – US Has Snow Cover in All 50 States

Thanks to Glenn Cuthbert, Vance, Jack Hydrazine and Benjamin Napier for these links

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White Hell in Scotland – More on the way

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:35

Hundreds of motorists were forced to sleep in their vehicles as a ‘snow bomb’ and freezing temperatures brought Scotland to a standstill. 

Hundreds of homes and businesses across Scotland were also left without power as heavy snowfalls brought overhead energy lines crashing to the ground. Engineers are working around the clock to restore energy and heating.

One driver describe being stuck on the M74 for more than 16 hours during the “snow hell.”

The country was busy preparing for yet another Arctic blast.

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201801171060829281-snow-hell-arctic-halt/

Thanks to Stephen Bird and Rudy Fritsch for this link

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New eBook edition now available

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:24

If you’ve already read Not by Fire but by Ice, then you will want this eBook edition. If you haven’t already read it, well, this is your chance.

New eBook edition now available!

In this edition you will find lots of new information that has surfaced since the print version came out. You will also find links to the sources of that knowledge.

As an added bonus, you will find a completely new chapter providing evidence that we are entering an ice age. Not a millennia from today, not a century from today, but right now.

As an example of “new information,” twenty years ago scientists thought Earth’s magnetic field intensity was dropping at the rate of 5% per century. But in 2014, the European Space Agency announced that our magnetic field is weakening at the rate of 5% per decade, ten times faster than thought. You need to know this because it could be deadly important.

Another example of new information concerns magnetic reversals. You will find proof that magnetic reversals can occur almost overnight (geologically speaking).

You will learn of explosive new studies describing the role of underwater volcanoes in the Arctic Ocean.

You will see maps showing the incredible amount of land – in one case the size of a continent – that stood above water during the last ice age. (Because sea levels were 400 feet lower than today.)

And you will find more emphasis on the sunspot cycle. You will be introduced to many highly credentialed scientists, more than you’ve been lead to believe, who insist that today’s low sunspot count is driving us into a new Little Ice Age, right now.

$9.95
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Cold records shattered in New Orleans and Baton Rouge

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:22

“You should have been in SE Louisiana,” says reader. “We had record lows in N.O. area of 20 degrees and no electricity for 32 hours! We woke up to 48 degrees in our house!

This winter we already have had three very low cold spells. We haven’t seen TEMPS and Freezing rain like this in my life of 55 years. Our streets for two days city wide have been impassable except for ground level short trips.

Frank

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Note from Robert

Frank is correct. It was historically cold Wednesday morning in southeast Louisiana.

In New Orleans, temperatures dropped to 20F (-6.7C) at Louis Armstrong International Airport, breaking the old record low of 23F (-5C) set on Jan. 17, 1977.

And the mercury at Baton Rouge Metro Airport plunged to 14F (-10C), beating the old record low of 18F (-7.8C) set in 1977.

It was also the coldest temperature recorded on any day in Baton Rouge since Dec. 24, 1989.

http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/weather_traffic/article_c771dfc2-faf9-11e7-8ff8-dfbea81e5127.html

Thanks to Ron R for this link

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“Cruel frosts” across Russia

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 16:15

Temperatures far below normal – Emergency Ministry announced an emergency warning in Moscow.

“In connection with the influence of the frontal zone in Moscow and the Moscow region in the next 1-3 hours with the preservation of the night of January 19, snow is expected, sometimes strong, snowstorm,” the report said.

The department recommended that drivers comply with the speed and distance on the roads, do not make sharp maneuvers, overtaking and rebuilding, do not park cars under poorly fortified structures.

In addition, the Ministry of Emergency Situations warned the residents of the region about severe frosts.
https://news.rambler.ru/weather/38929220-v-moskve-obyavleno-ekstrennoe-preduprezhdenie/?utm_campaign=breaking&utm_medium=push&utm_source=website

-Attention! Cruel frosts will cover the vast territory of Russia

In a very cold air mass from the Kara Sea over the north-western regions of Siberia…in the next 5-7 days it will cause abnormally cold weather.

In the Yamalo-Nenets and Khanty-Mansiysk districts, the temperature can drop to -40 …- 45°C. In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, -43 …- 48°C, in the north of the central regions – up to -53°C. Negative temperature anomaly will reach 10-15 degrees.

Over the snow-covered areas of Siberia, a sedentary anticyclone is transformed into an even colder one, the continental one – over almost all of Eurasia, a huge territory. Storm warning on severe frosts in Siberia is announced before January 24. Anomalously cold weather will affect all adjacent subjects in the Urals, Central Asia and the Far East.

In the Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo regions and in the Altai on January 19-24, the temperature will drop to -30 …- 35°C, in places to -40 …- 45°C. In the Perm Territory, Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions, anomalously cold weather is expected with an average daily temperature of 7-10 degrees below the norm. In the Khabarovsk and Primorye Territories severe Siberian frosts will come with a strong wind.
https://www.gismeteo.ru/news/klimat/26194-vnimanie-zhestokie-kreschenskie-morozy-ohvatyat-ogromnuyu-territoriyu-rossii/

Thanks to Martin Siebert for these links

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Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 03:04

“Cheap, abundant coal is key to national security, warm homes and wintertime survival.” – Tom Harris
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“The United States has more coal than any other nation,” says Paul Driessen. “With modern coal-fired power plants, it can be used to generate very inexpensive electricity, with virtually no significant pollution: about the only thing that comes out of the stacks today are water vapor and carbon dioxide, the miracle molecule that helps plants grow and makes life on Earth possible. Even though coal-based electricity has plummeted from 52% of all US electricity in 2008 to 30% by the time President Obama left office, it still helps to keep the lights on and keep people warm in all but a few states.”

“But as Tom Harris points out in this thought-provoking article, even under President Trump, the USA is a long way from taking full advantage of its mighty coal reserves – and the restrictions on coal use bring virtually no environmental or climate benefits. That’s because the scientific case for fossil fuels fueling “dangerous manmade climate change” grows weaker by the week – and because no developing countries are going to reduce their use of coal anytime soon. So any and all reductions in coal use and CO2 emissions by the United States bring zero benefits in the global arena.”

 

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Frigid cold is why we need dependable energy

Cheap, abundant coal is key to national security, warm homes and wintertime survival

By Tom Harris

Recent record-setting low temperatures have underscored the creature comfort and often life-saving importance of abundant, reliable, affordable energy. They also reminded us how appropriate it was that America’s 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) emphasizes energy security – and was released on December 18, three days before this extra chilly winter officially began.

This first Trump Administration NSS identifies four vital national interests. Two of them – “promoting American prosperity” and “advancing American influence” – require that the United States “take advantage of our wealth in domestic resources.” However, America is no longer taking full advantage of one of its most important of its domestic resources: its vast coal reserves, the largest of any nation on Earth.

Testifying November 28 in Charleston, West Virginia, at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public hearing on repealing the Clean Power Plan, Robert E. Murray, president and CEO of Murray Energy Corp., summarized the bleak state of affairs.

“Prior to the election of President Obama,” Murray noted, “52% of America’s electricity was generated from coal, and this rate was much higher in the Midwest. That percentage of coal generation declined under the Obama Administration to 30%. Under the Obama Administration, and its so-called Clean Power Plan, over 400 coal-fired generating plants totaling over 100,000 megawatts of capacity were closed, with no proven environmental benefit whatsoever.”

Much of this was driven by Obama’s determination to be seen as contributing to “arresting climate change,” to quote from his 2015 NSS, by mandating severe reductions of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants. Unbelievably, this NSS listed “climate change” ahead of “major energy market disruptions” in its list of “top strategic risks to our interests.”

That made no sense. Climate is, and always will be, variable. There is nothing we can do to stop it.  And many scientists do not support the hypothesis that our CO2 emissions will cause dangerous climate change.

Regardless, recent climate change has been unremarkable. It is certainly not “unprecedented,” and it clearly does not constitute a national security threat by comparison to a lack of affordable, reliable energy to power the nation and its military, and export to world markets. President Donald Trump was right to make only passing reference to climate change in the 2017 NSS.

Even in the unlikely event that CO2 emissions were or became a problem, developing countries are the source of most of the world’s emissions, and China alone currently emits about twice as much the USA. Those nations are not about to follow Obama’s lead. They understand that they must continue building coal-fired power plants at an aggressive pace, to meet their growing electricity needs.

Even the New York Times admitted that “As Beijing joins climate fight, Chinese companies build coal plants” (July 1, 2017).

“Chinese corporations are building or planning to build more than 700 new coal plants at home and around the world, some in countries that today burn little or no coal, according to tallies compiled by Urgewald, an environmental group based in Berlin…. Overall, 1,600 coal plants are planned or under construction in 62 countries, according to Urgewald’s tally, which uses data from the Global Coal Plant Tracker portal. The new plants would expand the world’s coal-fired power capacity by 43 percent.”

Similarly, India’s heavy reliance on coal will continue even in 2047, according to the June 16, 2017 report “Energizing India,” by the National Institute for Transforming India (NTTI) and Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). Coal is forecast to rise from its 2012 46% of India’s total energy mix to 50% in 2047 in the “business as usual scenario.” Even in an “ambitious” scenario in which renewables supply 12% of India’s primary energy (in 2012 it was 3%), coal still accounts for 42% of India’s energy mix.

The authors of the NTTI/IEEJ report state, “India would like to use its abundant coal reserves as it provides a cheap source of energy and ensures energy security as well.” Simply put, coal is essential if the rest of India’s population is to gain access to electricity and rise up out of abject poverty. Even today, some 240 million Indians (nearly seven times the population of Canada!) still do not have electricity.

India and these analysts are right, of course. So it is a welcome development that Trump is promoting a resurgence of the American coal industry.

Obama’s dedication to the climate scare contributed significantly to coal’s tragic decline in America. Besides the impact of his Clean Power Plan, a rule that will hopefully be withdrawn very soon, coal has been hammered as a result of a 2015 EPA rule that limits plant-fertilizing carbon dioxide emissions from new coal-fired power stations. The result is that the U.S. can no longer build modern, clean, efficient coal plants to replace older stations, as is happening in China, India and even Europe. Here’s why:

The 2015 EPA rule, titled “Standards of Performance for Greenhouse Gas Emissions From New, Modified, and Reconstructed Stationary Sources: Electric Generating Units,” limits CO2 emissions on new coal-fired stations to 1,400 pounds per megawatt-hour of electricity generated. When releasing the new standard, the EPA asserted that it “is the performance achievable by a [supercritical pulverized coal] unit capturing about 20 percent of its carbon pollution.” This is irrational.

CO2 is no more pollution than is water vapour, the major greenhouse gas in Earth’s atmosphere. By calling the gas “carbon,” the Obama EPA deliberately and falsely encouraged the public to think of it as something dirty, like graphite and soot, which really are carbon. Calling CO2 by its proper name, carbon dioxide, would have helped people remember that it is an invisible, odourless gas that we exhale and is essential to plant photosynthesis. Mr. Obama apparently did not want people to remember that.

Moreover, the technology of CO2 capture on a full-scale power plant is still a technological fantasy. So in reality, the EPA was actually banning even the most modern, most efficient, least polluting, supercritical coal-fired stations – because even their CO2 emissions are at least 20% above the arbitrary EPA limit.

Speaking at the November 9, 2017 America First Energy Conference in Houston, Texas, keynote speaker Joe Leimkuhler, vice president of drilling for Louisiana-based LLOG Exploration, showed that America has 22.1% of the world’s proven coal reserves, more than any other country, and enough to last for 381 years at current consumption rates.

So it is a tragedy that America can no longer build modern coal-fired power stations to replace its aging fleet. Clearly, the rule limiting CO2 emissions from new coal-fired power stations must be cancelled as soon as possible.

The climate scare has also impeded coal’s development in the USA by restricting its export. In particular, Asia would be a huge market for inexpensive American coal if sufficient U.S. export facilities were available. But, again, thanks largely to the climate scare contributing to the blocking of construction of coal export terminals, America exports only about as much coal as does Poland.

To ensure energy security, especially when demand soars during bitterly cold spells and heat waves, and to “restore America’s advantages in the world and build upon our country’s great strengths” (quoting from the NSS fact sheets), the U.S. must expand its fleet of coal-fired power stations and build coal export facilities as quickly as possible. To make that possible, the Trump administration must do everything in its power to thoroughly debunk the climate alarm that has so crippled coal’s development.

Tom Harris is executive director of the Ottawa, Canada-based International Climate Science Coalition. He writes from Ontario, a province that seriously damaged its economy by banning all coal-fired power generation.

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Hard freeze warning for all of SE Georgia and well into Florida

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:49

Wind chill values of 15-20 degrees F (-9.4 to -6.7C) – Worst winter reader can remember

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Hard freeze warning for all of southeast Georgia, northeast and north central Florida overnight through mid-morning on Thursday. Lows in the 20s all areas except near 30 at the northeast Florida beaches.

• Wind Chill Advisory in effect for all of southeast Georgia, northeast and north central Florida from the late evening hours through the mid-morning hours on Thursday. Wind chill values of 15-20 degrees
expected by the predawn hours on Thursday.

• Another widespread hard freeze expected on Thursday night and Friday morning with lighter winds.
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Hi Robert,

Just wanted to share this email from the NWS,  I am curious on just how cold it will get tonight here in Folkston usually the NWS gets it wrong by about 4-8 degrees. They are calling for 21 tonight. This is by far the worse winter I can remember , And I am 52 years old.

We’ve had since Thanksgiving 5 days of snow/mixed with rain. This includes the Ice storm on January 3, 2018.  In a Normal winter we may have 3-4 nights of 27 to 28 degrees temps.  And the Last Ice storm was in 1988 and Last Snow was in 1999   This year along we’ve had the following.

January 2nd  29 Degrees<
January 3rd   29 Degrees  and a High of 29 degrees Ice Storm

January 4th   20 Degrees
January 5th   19 Degrees
January 6th   23 Degrees
January 7th   22 Degrees
January 8th   31 Degrees
January 13th  29 Degrees
January 14th 26 Degrees
January 15th 26 Degrees
January 16th 26 Degrees

This January will go down as one of the coldest on record for our area. If you’re wondering Folkston is about 40 miles North of Jacksonville FL

Thanks,
David C.
Folkston, GA

See entire warning at NWS Email Link
http://www.weather.gov/media/jax/briefings/nws-jax-briefing.pdf

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Record snowfall in Raleigh – State of Emergency declared

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:02

“The roads look like they do near the Canadian border with a solid freeze,” says reader.

17 Jan 2018 – A record 5 inches (12.7 cm) of snow fell at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, North Carolina, today, breaking the old record of 4 inches set in 1946.

Some areas reported up to a foot (30 cm) of snow, with more still coming down.

North Durham is reporting 9.4″ of snow, Carrboro 5.5″ and 3.3″ in Cary. Those amounts are expected to increase as snow continues to fall.

Governor Cooper issued a State of Emergency ahead of the winter weather yesterday afternoon.

Because the snowfall is continuing, the National Weather Service has extended a Winter Storm Warning for much of the area until 1 a.m. Thursday.

Some areas could see as much as 6 to 10 inches of snow (or even more) and forecasters are warning conditions will worsen into the night as temperatures drop.

The temperature in Raleigh is 25F (-3.9C) as I write this. (Midnight EST)

http://abc11.com/weather/some-areas-could-see-10+-inches-of-snow/2942509/

Thanks to Ryan for this link

“23 degrees F in Atlanta before sunset, and the roads look like they do near the Canadian border with a solid freeze,” says Ryan. “That’s like average winter temperature at altitude in the Rocky Mountains mid winter. Wind chill warnings on entire peninsula of Florida. I’d imagine they have a different standard, maybe not, still chilly even there nonetheless and not good for oranges, presumably.”

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Record cold into the Deep South – At least 10 dead

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:33

The mercury dropped to record lows overnight in many parts of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. It dropped to 21F (-6C) in New Orleans, breaking the previous record of 23F (-5C), set in 1977. In Alabama, the thermometer dropped to 7F (-14 C) in rural Lamar County, and in Maryland, the weather service warned of wind chills down to -10F (-23C).

Temperatures were expected to remain below freezing throughout the day in much of the region as electricity usage surged to record highs.

At least 8 inches of snow fell in Durham and Greensboro, North Carolina, icicles hung from statues in normally balmy New Orleans, and more than an inch of snow brought Atlanta to a near-standstill.

The beach in Biloxi, Mississippi, got a light coating of snow, parts of Alabama got at least 3 inches, and as much as 4 inches north into Virginia.

 

At least four people died in Louisiana, two in Georgia, one in West Virginia, two in the freezing Houston area, and one in a snowy park in Memphis where the temperature hovered around 10F.

Along the Gulf Coast, stretches of I-10 were closed in Louisiana and across Alabama’s Mobile Bay.

 

 

All this in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with snow, ice, and record-breaking cold.

https://apnews.com/33e177b7969b45128e70b58d989cdd1d/Across-the-South,-it’s-snow,-ice-and-record-breaking-cold

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Great Lakes ice coverage almost triple this date last year

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:46

And more than five times what it was on this date in 2016

Great Lakes Ice Coverage

Today, 17 Jan 2018, total ice cover is 35.5%.
On this date a year ago, ice coverage was 13.5%.
And on this date in 2016, it was 6.7%
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https://www.glerl.noaa.gov//res/glcfs/compare_years/compare_years_e.html

 

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Da Plane! Da Plane! – Snow in Huntsville, Alabama

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 21:45

Lori Takano sent this to a Texas friend on January 16, 2018 at 6:48 PM
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Going down to 6-7 degrees early tomorrow morning, snow on the ground. (Huntsville AL)

Time to go for a swim in this glorious global warming paradise.

Ooo la la…

Tattoo: “The plane! The plane!”

Mr. Roarke: “Ah yes, the plane! And here comes our first guest off the plane to our island paradise, a
Mr. Al Gore. Uh, why are you here, Mr. Gore?”

Al Gore: “Me?”

Mr. Roarke: “Yes, you. What is your fantasy to be, Mr. Gore?”

Al Gore: “Well, I wanted a fantasy of global warming because it’s freezing everywhere else.”

Mr. Roarke: “Ah yes, so true, so true. But it will cost you.”

Al Gore: “Cost?”

Mr. Roarke: “Well yes, nothing comes for free, Mr. Gore.”

Al Gore: “How much?”

Mr. Roarke: “Oh, I’d say a trillion would be a nice round sum.”

Al Gore: “A trillion dollars?” (shock)

Mr. Roarke: “Yes.”

Al Gore: “Why that’s highway robbery!”

Mr. Roarke: “Yes, it is, but isn’t that what you did stealing all those trillions from all those poor saps who were gullible enough to pay your ridiculous carbon taxes?”

Al Gore: “That’s not fair.”

Mr. Roarke: “No, nothing is fair, especially here on Fantasy Island, Mr. Gore. Do you want a global warming fantasy or not?”

Al Gore: “What happens if I don’t pay?”

Mr. Roarke: “You go back to Tennessee to freeze your frigging butt off.”

Al Gore: “No, no, not that! I’ll pay! I’ll pay!.”

(Al Gore electronically transfers a trillion dollars to
Fantasy Island on Mr. Roarke’s very white smart-phone.)

Mr. Roarke: “Why thank you Mr. Gore. Now follow that person and he will lead you to your Fantasy of Global Warming.”

Al Gore: “Good, good, good.”

(After Al Gore leaves for his fantasy)

Tattoo: “But boss, isn’t that the way to the mouth of the volcano?”

Mr. Roarke: “Why yes Tattoo, it is.

Tattoo: (laughs deviously) “Oh, I see.”

Mr. Roarke: “Yes, he’s going to get hit with the biggest carbon tax of them all. It’s the least we can do for a scumbag like him.”

Tattoo: “Hot, hot, hot!”

Mr. Roarke: “Yes Tattoo, very hot indeed.”

Tattoo: “The pain! The pain!”

Mr. Roarke: “But only for an instant, Tattoo, only for an instant.”

Ooo la la…

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Thanks to Lori Takano for granting permission to post this

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New eBook edition now available!

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:50

If you’ve already read Not by Fire but by Ice, then you will want this eBook edition. If you haven’t already read it, well, this is your chance.

New eBook edition now available!

In this edition you will find lots of new information that has surfaced since the print version came out. You will also find links to the sources of that knowledge.

As an added bonus, you will find a completely new chapter providing evidence that we are entering an ice age. Not a millennia from today, not a century from today, but right now.

As an example of “new information,” twenty years ago scientists thought Earth’s magnetic field intensity was dropping at the rate of 5% per century. But in 2014, the European Space Agency announced that our magnetic field is weakening at the rate of 5% per decade, ten times faster than thought. You need to know this because it could be deadly important.

Another example of new information concerns magnetic reversals. You will find proof that magnetic reversals can occur almost overnight (geologically speaking).

You will learn of explosive new studies describing the role of underwater volcanoes in the Arctic Ocean.

You will see maps showing the incredible amount of land – in one case the size of a continent – that stood above water during the last ice age. (Because sea levels were 400 feet lower than today.)

And you will find more emphasis on the sunspot cycle. You will be introduced to many highly credentialed scientists, more than you’ve been lead to believe, who insist that today’s low sunspot count is driving us into a new Little Ice Age, right now.

$9.95
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Author interview tonight on Coast-to-Coast AM

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 18:02

I’ll be appearing on Coast-to-Coast AM with George Noory tonight, January 16. Please join us.

My portion will run from 10 pm to midnight Pacific Time.

Coast-to-Coast AM is heard on more than 550 radio stations across the U.S and Canada.

Click here to find a station near you: http://www.coasttocoastam.com/stations

Learn more:
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/

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Snow falling in a wide band from Texas to Massachusetts

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 16:26

“It is snowing in Brownsville, TX!” says reader Andy. “That is twice now so far this winter. Such a rare event happening twice is very extraordinary.”

“As of 3:45 local time, it was 26 degrees and snowing in Houston,” says reader Lee Holsen.

Winter weather across the South has shut down interstates in Louisiana, closed roads in Kentucky, and closed runways in Texas — including Houston, San Antonio and Austin.

Snow began falling early Tuesday morning in Louisiana, where highways were closed in and around Shreveport.

In Tennessee, forecasters called for up to 6 inches (15 cm) of snow in the central part of the state, including the Nashville area.

 

Ice coated roads and bridges in 36 of Mississippi’s 82 counties on Tuesday morning. Up to 3 inches (7.6 cm) of snow was expected in in Mississippi’s Delta region.

In Alabama, Gov. Kay Ivey declared a state of emergency.

 

Forecasts are calling for 2 inches (5 cm) of snow (plus or minus) for Alabama, with temperatures falling into the teens.

Roads were white on the hills around the Alabama city of Haleyville on Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile, dangerous wind chills prompted school closures across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas and Missouri. In Wichita, Kansas, wind chill values were expected to drop as low as -13F (-25C).

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/snow-and-ice-coat-south-closing-freeways-runways-schools/ar-AAuLHdA?li=BBnb7Kz

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More snow and ice for the South

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:16

Parts of Kentucky have already received nine inches (23 cm) of snow

Around 40 million Americans are under a wind chill warning from Montana to Texas and in the Northeast, temperatures could feel as low as minus 40F (-40C).

A winter storm is dumping snow, sleet and ice throughout the Northeast, creating icy conditions and hampering travel through a significant portion of the U.S., according to the National Weather Service.

While parts of Kentucky have already received nine inches of snow, most areas in the south can expect just enough to cover and close roads. Snowfall in the Northeast is expected to be “normal,” anywhere from two to six inches in most areas.

Governor Kay Ivey of Alabama declared a state of emergency in Alabama Monday in preparation for the storm.

“The potential exists that this winter storm could be debilitating to the state for a couple of days due to icy conditions,” Director Alabama Emergency Management Agency Brian Hastings said according to CNN.

http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/16/winter-storm-slams-us/

Thanks to Hans Schreuder for this link

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Honduras far colder than normal

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:15

30 degrees Fahrenheit below average

13 Jan  2018. A cold front in the Caribbean will bring rains to Honduras, and the temperature will drop to about eight degrees Celsius (46.4F) in regions like the western department of Intibucá  according to experts from the Permanent Commission of Contingencies (Copeco).

In Tegucigalpa, the capital, the temperature, which on average is 28C (82.4F), today fell to 11C (51.8F).

Tegucigalpa is located at about 900 meters above sea level.

http://radiohrn.hn/l/noticias/frente-fr%C3%ADo-en-el-caribe-dejar%C3%A1-lluvias-en-honduras-y-descenso-de-temperatura

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

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Winter weather from Mexican border to Canadian border

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 13:13

Many areas under winter storm Watches/Warnings again, including the deep South!

http://www.weather.gov/

Thanks to Kenneth Lund for this link

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Cold weekend in Central America

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 18:16

12 Jan 2018 – In Guatemala, below zero degrees Celsius could be reported. 

Central America will have a cold weekend. In Guatemala, the National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (Insivumeh) alerted the population to wind and low temperatures. The western part of the country would be the coldest, with temperatures dropping to -2 degrees Celsius.

According to Prensa Libre, the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (Conred), 21 shelters be enabled nationwide due to the yellow alert.

In El Salvador, the General Directorate of the Environmental Observatory of the Ministry of the Environment, details that the condition is caused by a cold front moving through the Gulf of Mexico.

“The temperature will decrease and you will perceive a cool environment and very cold dawns,” say  Salvadoran authorities.

http://www.estrategiaynegocios.net/lasclavesdeldia/1142721-330/nuevo-frente-fr%C3%ADo-occidente-de-guatemala-tendr%C3%A1-2-grados

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

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Mexico City on red alert due to intense cold

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 18:10

13 Jan 2018 – The Secretariat of Civil Protection of Mexico City activated the red alert for six districts; Álvaro Obregón, Cuajimalpa, Magdalena Contreras, Milpa Alta, Tláhuac and Tlalpan, where temperatures will drop to between -1 and -4 degrees Celsius.

The Secretariat issued an orange alert for the other 10, for the districts Azcapotzalco, Benito Juárez, Coyoacán, Cuauhtémoc, Gustavo A. Madero, Iztacalco, Iztapalapa, Miguel Hidalgo, Venustiano Carranza and Xochimilco, where temperatures are expected to range from 0 to 3 degrees Celsius, so he urged the population to take precautions.

http://www.excelsior.com.mx/comunidad/2018/01/13/1213433

http://cdn2.excelsior.com.mx/media/styles/imagen_portada_grande/public/pictures/2018/01/13/1838169.jpg

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

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How fast can things freeze?

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 17:51

I love this image of a mammoth trapped standing upright in the ice.

Just How Fast Can Things Freeze?

Click on image to see entire article.

I write about a mammoth found standing upright in the ice in Not by Fire but by Ice.

Thanks to Jack Hydrazine and Martin Siebert for this link

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