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3/25/2013

7″ Of Global Warming – 25 MAR

Filed under: General — JD @ 9:10 am

[Guest post by JD]

I spent 2 hours clearing 7″ of global warming off my driveway this morning. And it is still snowing. 2-3 more inches expected this afternoon.

So much for Spring. And that hedgehog or whatever that does that whole shadow thing is useless.

—JD

52 Responses to “7″ Of Global Warming – 25 MAR”

  1. I blame Bush

    JD (b63a52)

  2. JD, where are you?

    Signed, Jealous PP in Brooklyn

    ParisParamus (e58cb6)

  3. Also, announcement: Attention, attention please. Would Punxsutawney Phil and Albert Gore please report to the firing squad. Would Punxsutawney Phil and Albert Gore please report to the firing squad. Thank you.

    ParisParamus (e58cb6)

  4. Greetings:

    As my dear departed Mother use to say, “Nice things happen to deserving people.”

    11B40 (5b1b91)

  5. I suggest that any “carbon tax” include a provision to tax 110% of profits made by selling carbon credits.

    Neo (d1c681)

  6. Does a HedgeHog have bacon?

    mg (31009b)

  7. Indiana

    JD (b63a52)

  8. JD, he’s already under indictment for false representation
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/03/21/ohio-prosecutor-seeks-death-penalty-for-punxsutawney-phil-after-bad-forecast/

    Among the comments from the prosecuting attorney:
    “His defense will be he didn’t know his rear end from a hole in the ground,” Gmoser said.
    and
    “This is a story that has legs,” Gmoser joked.

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  9. I spent 2 hours clearing 7″ of global warming off my driveway this morning. And it is still snowing…

    Would I be out of line if I suggested that “carbon tax” should be a euphemism for getting beaten with the flat of a snow shovel?

    Steve57 (be3310)

  10. Would I be out of line if I said that I got a sunburn this weekend in shorts and tank top? (In Cali, we are that desperate to find something positive to crow about).

    Dana (292dcf)

  11. Painted Jaguar: I told you that you can’t trust hedgehogs, or things related to hedgehogs as well.

    Next thing you know, you Americans will be asking armadillos to predict the stock market.

    Painted Jaguar (a sockpuppet) (3d3f72)

  12. It must be Groundhog Day if the environmental wackos are once again asserting that blizzards are caused by global ‘warming.’
    They’ll say the same thing next year, and the year after, and the year after that, et al.

    Elephant Stone (ca65ed)

  13. Our mornings in Central MN were below zero until about Thursday last.

    After some melting still have 18″ or so on the Sun exposed front yard. Last year daffodils were done blooming by now.

    gary gulrud (dd7d4e)

  14. 10.Would I be out of line if I said that I got a sunburn this weekend in shorts and tank top?
    Comment by Dana (292dcf) — 3/25/2013 @ 9:30 am

    In Wisconsin students would accomplish that when the temp was 50 and snow was still on the ground…

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  15. Before I get back to other things-
    You know that story about how Obama appeared in front of a picture of Arafat?
    Rushbo says that many “low information voters” thought that was Ringo Star…

    MD in Philly (3d3f72)

  16. In other news, the late 1970′s Toro 2-stroke snow blower my Grandfather left me still runs like it is brand new.

    JD (b63a52)

  17. MD in Philly,

    Given the sad state of his advance team and protocol office, maybe the Obama Administration’s personnel thought Arafat was Ringo Starr, too. If they even bothered to think about it.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  18. I can’t understand how the groundhog could have been wrong: the Weather Channel had two of their top people, including the babelicious Jen Carfagno, reporting from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania when Phil made his prediction. If even the Weather Channel trusts the groundhog, shouldn’t he be right?

    The meteorologist Dana (3e4784)

  19. The reason that JD got so much global warming was that he wasn’t prepared, The Weather Channel told me, Sunday morning, that we would get 4 to 6 inches of global warming here today. So, yesterday afternoon, I fueled up and started the snowblower, to make sure that it was ready to go, under the operating theory that, if it’s ready, it won’t be needed, but if it isn’t, we’ll get buried.

    It’s been snowing here since 0730, we’ve gotten lass than an inch, and it isn’t sticking to the pavement, all because I have the snowblower ready! :)

    The Dana who was prepared. (3e4784)

  20. Phil’s handler says the mistaken prediction was his fault, not Phil’s. The handler claims he didn’t understand Phil’s groundhog-ese.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  21. The much prettier Dana wrote:

    Would I be out of line if I said that I got a sunburn this weekend in shorts and tank top?

    Would I be out of line if I said that we need pics? :)

    The sexist pig Dana (3e4784)

  22. No pics, it didnt happen.

    JD (b63a52)

  23. 16. In other news, the late 1970′s Toro 2-stroke snow blower my Grandfather left me still runs like it is brand new.

    Comment by JD (b63a52) — 3/25/2013 @ 9:39 am

    In other news Microsoft automatically installed fatal error C0000054 on my ‘puter over the weekend. Except they called it a service pack.

    I guess Microsoft thought I had gone too long without buying more of their garbage, so they sabotaged what was still working. The only way I could recover was to reinstall the baseline software configuration. Which meant I lost everything on the C drive.

    But, yeah, I’ve got Toro yard tools from the ’70s and later that still work. Just like I’ve got a Honda trail bike from the same era that my Uncle left in the garage at his cabin I inherited. Still works.

    At least until Microsoft figures out how to download a fatal error so I have to buy new.

    Steve57 (be3310)

  24. That hedgehog’s name is Paunchytummy Al.

    Icy (87396c)

  25. In New York, there was nothing at 8:30 AM, but by 10:30 there was snow falling, which melted and disappeared as it fell. It did not interfere with the burning of the chometz outside, that’s how little it was.

    This is still the case.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  26. But someone driving somewhere had 3 inches – I am not sure where, somebody else was talking to somebody else on a cellphone.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  27. 54° and sunny in San Antonio, Texas.

    Last week at this time, it was 93°.

    Our average for this date is 72°.

    So, we’re right on the average… which makes my head cold feel so much better.

    Rusty Bill (e3b0ca)

  28. I spent 2 hours clearing 7″ of global warming off my driveway this morning. And it is still snowing. 2-3 more inches expected this afternoon.

    So much for Spring.

    You get the most snow when the temperature is just below freezing, so it’s not conclusive. They could argue that before it was around 26 degrees around March 24, and now it’s about 29 degrees.

    Of course the actual (average) temperature rise anyway is less than two degrees, if that. Of course they say the thing is the jet stream – the boundary between the coid arctic air and the warmer temperate air, moved south, so it should be more than a degree or so.

    Anyway they have it wrong. They talk about global warming, but complain about more storms.

    Seems to me the problem, such as it is, is an excess of water vapor in the atmosphere, not carbon dioxide. I don’t know that anyway established that the extra dihydrogen monoxide is caused by carbonm dioxide.

    You know, burning oil, and especially, natural gas, produces water.

    CH4+3O2 = CO2 + 2H2O

    Coal produces the least water. It’s mostly carbon.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  29. 24. Comment by Icy (87396c) — 3/25/2013 @ 10:27 am

    That hedgehog’s name is Paunchytummy Al.

    Groundhog, and he

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  30. is supposed to reveal whether or not tehre will be six more weeks of winter.

    The answer is always yes.

    Six weeks from Feb 2 takes you to March 16.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  31. 7″ of Global Warming – sounds like a bad porn movie

    Ron (bb409d)

  32. At aboput 2:30 (Eastern daylight Time) the snow was entirely gone, there was water on the ground, some small puddles, and there was an extremely lighjt drizzle. the drizzle has been getting slightly stronger more or less over the past couple of hours but it still barely qualifiies as a drizzle. Maybe it goes up and down.

    So this is pretty good still., although people can worry about being splashed by cars.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  33. Yeah, my buddies in central IL got slammed today too.

    carlitos (49ef9f)

  34. Painted Jaguar: I say eat it anyway, I just need to remember if I scoop it or drop it in the water.

    Painted Jaguar (a sockpuppet) (3d3f72)

  35. Science is hard.

    ChadP (c770a7)

  36. ==Yeah, my buddies in central IL got slammed today too.==

    That’s actually excellent news. The farm fields there need the slow seeping moisture into the ground as the snow melts to help mitigate last summer/fall’s severe drought conditions.

    elissa (1abee6)

  37. 18″ in Springfield.

    JD (b63a52)

  38. ChadP, but science is really easy if you just fudge dates till it works.

    SPQR (768505)

  39. ChadP – since yours are sooooooo smart, why are they for Ed to lie about the numbers to make their claims?

    JD (b63a52)

  40. LOLOLOL! Proof!!!

    For a moron that is.

    High caliber (b4c0e5)

  41. methane is a greenhouse gas and that’s partly why the whole world is simmering in its own juices

    plus also carbon dioxide, which comes from squirrels

    and antelopes

    and then there’s water vapor, which is often overlooked as a potent greenhouse gas but it is

    water vapor comes from tea kettles and this is why the British are a lot responsible for global warming especially that doddering queen lady who doesn’t have a real job so she sits around on her royal ass drinking massive gobs of tea

    so as you can see so far the climate change caused by climate change is very manageable but someday that could change, in which case we might have to do something about the squirrels and that damn queen

    more study is needed

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  42. Not only is science hard but it usually contradicts the ideology of the pathological folks like jd who react in their their typical irrational rabid manner.

    Please, please can’t these morons just STFU?

    High caliber (b4c0e5)

  43. Indeed, High Caliber, there are a lot of morons that still defend statistical abuse by AGW adherents.

    SPQR (768505)

  44. I see our pathological drive-by is back. Tis a pity.

    JD (b63a52)

  45. “high calibre” – could you explain to us why you are so angry, so hate-filled, so empty?

    JD (b63a52)

  46. Sorry to hear about the snow. Thankfully, we here in Western NY aren’t getting those accumulations. It still cold here, though, and we do get something almost daily from a dusting to an inch or two.

    I’ll take this over last year, though, when we had an early warm up that lasted all too long. Enough so the plant buds broke just to be killed off or damaged by a return to cold and two days of sub-freezing nights. My sister’s orchards didn’t produce anything last year as a result.

    Dusty (50e0a5)

  47. Dihydrogen Monoxide is very dangerous.

    Each year, Dihydrogen Monoxide is a known causative component in many thousands of deaths and is a major contributor to millions upon millions of dollars in damage to property and the environment. Some of the known perils of Dihydrogen Monoxide are:

    - Death due to accidental inhalation of DHMO, even in small quantities.
    - Prolonged exposure to solid DHMO causes severe tissue damage.
    - Excessive ingestion produces a number of unpleasant though not typically life-threatening side-effects.
    - DHMO is a major component of acid rain.
    - Gaseous DHMO can cause severe burns.
    - Contributes to soil erosion.
    - Leads to corrosion and oxidation of many metals.
    - Contamination of electrical systems often causes short-circuits.
    - Exposure decreases effectiveness of automobile brakes.
    - Found in biopsies of pre-cancerous tumors and lesions.
    - Given to vicious dogs involved in recent deadly attacks.
    - Often associated with killer cyclones in the U.S. Midwest and elsewhere, and in hurricanes including deadly storms in Florida, New Orleans and other areas of the southeastern U.S.
    - Thermal variations in DHMO are a suspected contributor to the El Nino weather effect.

    Maybe we should petition the President to see what he can do to get rid of Dihydrogen Monoxide, after all isn’t he responsible for lowering the sea level? I mean if you’re really interested in saving the environment. I bet global warming or maybe even President Bush are responsible for this deadly substance. Since the Senate isn’t interested in passing a real budget, maybe they’d be interested in saving the planet from Dihydrogen Monoxide. It’s just that important. We have to do something to save the children from this deadly substance.

    Tanny O'Haley (4c5a96)

  48. Not only is science hard but it usually contradicts the ideology of the pathological folks like jd who react in their their typical irrational rabid manner.

    Please, please can’t these morons just STFU?

    Comment by High caliber (b4c0e5) — 3/25/2013 @ 7:30 pm

    Sounds like your just the person to take on the dangers to our lives and environment of Dihydrogen Monoxide.

    Tanny O'Haley (4c5a96)

  49. STFU seems to be a common refrain from the unstable leftist trolls.

    JD (84b2fe)

  50. Comment by Tanny O’Haley (4c5a96) — 3/25/2013 @ 11:38 pm

    I read yesterday that very cold Dihydrogen Monoxide has been attributed to about 5,000 deaths in the UK this winter.

    Dusty (50e0a5)

  51. It was still drizzling on Monday night at 8 pm (the night of the First Seder of Passover this year) but had stopped raining by 10 pm. There was a trace of rain again on Wednesday night around 8 pm, but maybe not really, and some drizzle again today, but it’s gone. A lot of clouds from time to time.

    The new weather pattern hasd lots of clouds until July, which keeps things cool till then, and even cold maybe.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)

  52. 47. The problem is they blame the increase of Dihydrogen Monoxide in the atmosphere on global warming, which in turn they blame only on Carbon Dioxide, with maybe methane as an accomplice.

    Sammy Finkelman (d22d64)


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