Global Warming Brings Lots Of Snow To Raleigh And East Coast

Good morning! How was everyone’s Christmas? I was going to attempt to write something pithy and poignant, but, just too tired, even though I just woke up. I drove to New Jersey the night of the 23rd to see the parent for Christmas, and, because of the potential weather, drove back yesterday after an early dinner, leaving at 4pm. I was wondering if it was going to be worth it leaving the 25th instead of today, and, yeah, I’d say it was

That’s my back deck as of 9:15am. The road out front was completely covered. A quick look at the webcams show that the major highways are somewhat covered, despite all the traffic and DOT attempts.

Virginia was a mess last night, from about 20 miles south of D.C. to about 20 miles in to NC on 95. Lots of traffic, very low visibility, snow and slush building up on the roads. Let’s check WRAL Raleigh

As snow continued to fall across central North Carolina on Sunday morning, meteorologists upped their forecast for the amount of snow the Triangle and Sandhills would see.

WRAL meteorologist Mike Moss said earlier predictions of 3 to 6 inches in the region have been changed to 4 to 7 inches to reflect the rapid pace of snowfall. The northern coastal plain of Interstate 95 corridor are still expected to see 5 to 10 inches of snow, he said.

“It continues to look quite impressive,” WRAL meteorologist Elizabeth Gardner said of radar images of the storm system. “It just amazes me to watch how much snow continues to fall so heavily across the area for so long.”

Obviously, this is exactly what global warming looks like. But, yeah, it’s anthropogenic global warming. I know, because the NY Times told me. After a bit of fluff, which looked like Judah Cohen was going to go all “denier” on us, we get

How can we reconcile this? The not-so-obvious short answer is that the overall warming of the atmosphere is actually creating cold-weather extremes. Last winter, too, was exceptionally snowy and cold across the Eastern United States and Eurasia, as were seven of the previous nine winters. (snip)

Annual cycles like El Niño/Southern Oscillation, solar variability and global ocean currents cannot account for recent winter cooling. And though it is well documented that the earth’s frozen areas are in retreat, evidence of thinning Arctic sea ice does not explain why the world’s major cities are having colder winters.

Of course not, it must be mankind’s use of electricity and trees to publish a newspaper.

As global temperatures have warmed and as Arctic sea ice has melted over the past two and a half decades, more moisture has become available to fall as snow over the continents. So the snow cover across Siberia in the fall has steadily increased.

Wonderful use of the current talking point, Judah. You do realize that during global cooling, there has to be moisture in the air to create snow which creates moving glaciers, right? What’s that? You forgot about that, and call me a skeptic and denier. Oooooo-kay.

It’s all a snow job by nature. The reality is, we’re freezing not in spite of climate change but because of it.

Of course. Because climate change always has happened…..huh? You mean it’s changing because of Mankind’s modern lifestyle? Are you, by change, trying to become one of the high poobahs in the Religion of Gore, Judah?

BTW, that is 7 inches of snow outside by backdoor, and it’s still snowing.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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