The Planet has a fever, the heat is unbearable all across the Eastern Seaboard Americans are being forced to crank up the air-conditioning to levels never before witnessed. Utility companies from Maine to Georgia are warning of rolling blackout due to electrical demands beyond anything they have ever seen as residents of the Eastern Seaboard attempt to say cool in this unprecedented heat wave.
After leaving more than half a million customers without power across the Southeast, Winter Storm Pax is finally moving away from the Deep South.
“The ice storm was as bad as we expected,” said weather.com senior meteorologist Jon Erdman. “One inch or more of ice accumulation was reported in at least seven South Carolina counties, as well as Richmond County, Ga.”
In North Carolina, snowfall led to a disastrous commute Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh and Charlotte. Cars slid off roads and heavy traffic led to gridlock, forcing some drivers to sit in hours of slow commutes or abandon their cars. Other states dealt with heavy freezing rain that felled trees and power lines, creating a scary scene in a heavily wooded region.
At least 14 deaths have been blamed on the storm: two in North Carolina, one in South Carolina, two in Mississippi, two in Georgia and seven in Texas. More than 3,000 flights were canceled Wednesday in the U.S., and more than 5,500 additional flights were canceled Thursday morning. More than 568,000 homes and businesses were without power in the region Thursday morning.
“Meanwhile, up to 11 inches of snow piled up in parts of east Tennessee, even into parts of northwest Georgia,” said Erdman. “Huntsville, Ala. picked up from 4 to 7 inches of snow.”
Remember folks, there are literally TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS at stake here, so, no under no circumstance are the Globull Warming/Climate Change Climate liars about to concede that Globull Warming/Climate Change is the Ponzi scheme most of us have long realized that it is. In fact, they are doubling down on their lies and hypocrisies.
Will Sochi be the last Winter Olympics? Has the Earth run out of snow? Readers on the east coast may find this essay from The Atlantic’s Ian Freidman a little ironic today, but he warned just as the snowstorm hit the entire East Coast that global warming was making the Winter Olympics potentially extinct, and that Sochi proves his point:
One of the warmest Winter Olympics in history is getting warmer.
Temperatures reached the low-60s today in Sochi, and they’re expected to stay there on Thursday and Friday. For some perspective, the weather in the coastal resort is now roughly as warm as it was during certaindays of London’s Summer Games in 2012. According to Forecast.io, the average temperature for the Sochi Olympics so far has been 45 degrees Fahrenheit, three degrees lower than the average during the previous Warmest Winter Olympics Ever: the 2010 Vancouver Games. But Sochi’s highs have been higher than Vancouver’s. And Vancouver’s daily average never rose above 50 degrees, while Sochi’s has surpassed that level several times.
All this creates issues. Like mush, which the American snowboarder Shaun White cursedshortly before failing to medal in the relatively cool mountains outside Sochi. Organizers are now compensating for the lack of hard snow with awintery mix of chemicals, water injections, andstrategic snow reserves. Hundreds of snow cannons stand ready in case of emergency.
This week, however, over 100 Olympians, 85 of them American, blamed more than warm weather for the poor conditions. The real culprit, the athletes said in a statement, is climate change—and world leaders better do something about it during climate talks in Paris next year. “Snow conditions are becoming much more inconsistent, weather patterns more erratic, and what was once a topic for discussion is now reality and fact,” U.S. cross-country skier Andrew Newell wrote. “Our climate is changing and we are losing our winters.”
First, let’s start with the inherent assumption that Sochi was a reasonable venue for a Winter Olympics in the first place. It wasn’t, and it’s selection by the IOC raised eyebrows at the time for this very reason. Russia had to promise that they could keep the slopes snowy in order to win the bid, and so far that’s not been an easy task. While many think Russia is all about snowy winters, especially for those who know the history of large armies marching on Moscow, it might help to see a map of Sochi’s location:
The money quote in the Hot Air article, isn’t actually a quote, it’s a map…
Not one person in their right mind would schedule the Winder Olympics in Los Angeles California, and then be surprised if their wasn’t snow for the Winter Olympics. Nor would they expect the general public to be stupid enough to buy into their Globullcrap Warming Ponzi scheme by asserting that the lack of Snow in Los Angeles California was a result of Globullcrap Warming.
Sochi (Russian: Со́чи, IPA: [ˈsot͡ɕɪ] ( listen)) is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. The Greater Sochi area, which includes territories and localities subordinated to Sochi proper, has a total area of 3,526 square kilometers (1,361 sq mi) and sprawls for 145 kilometers (90 mi) along the shores of the Black Sea near the Caucasus Mountains. The area of the city proper is 176.77 square kilometers (68.25 sq mi). According to the 2010 Census, the city had a permanent population of 343,334, up from 328,809 recorded in the 2002 Census, making it Russia’s largest resort city. It is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters.
The subtropics are geographic and climate zones located roughly between the tropic circle of latitude (the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn) and the 38th parallel in each hemisphere. Subtropical climate regimes can exist at high elevations within the tropics, such as across the Mexican Plateau and in Vietnam and Taiwan. Six climate classifications utilize the term to help define the various temperature and precipitation regimes for the planet Earth. Eight months of the year within the subtropics have an average temperature at or above 10 °C (50.0 °F), with their coldest month averaging between 2 and 13 °C (35.6 and 55.4 °F).
A great portion of the world’s deserts are located within the subtropics, due to the development of the subtropical ridge. Within savanna regimes in the subtropics, a wet season is seen annually during the summer, which is when most of the yearly rainfall falls. Within Mediterranean climate regime, the wet season occurs during the winter. Areas bordering warm oceans are prone to locally heavy rainfall from tropical cyclones, which can contribute a significant percentage of the annual rainfall. Plants such as date palms, citrus, mango, litchi, and avocado are grown within the subtropics. Tree ferns and sequoia also grow within subtropical climate regimes.
Pay close attention to the Subtropic Map here…
Subtropical climates mean these area’s don’t get a hell of a lot of snow, making assertions about Globullcrap Warming based on snow fall in a subtropic area is just plain dishonest. But then again, the whole entire debate about Globullcrap Warming is and always has been just plain dishonest.