Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Winter Is Here

I suppose it's to be expected, this being December. Our first snows are on the way although it doesn't seem likely they'll end up down on the coast. Seems to me we usually get our coldest, snowiest weather in February, not to say we don't get some snow earlier. Anyone else remember things being that way?

Still, February is a little ways off so we'll have to wait and see how cold and snowy it will be, but it seems to me it's been a little colder than usual around here the last few weeks. I just hope it doesn't get real cold as has happened elsewhere this year. I like radical weather, even cold, cold weather, but not if I have to work in it or when my heating bill comes due.

15 Comments:

At 2:29 PM, Blogger Carol said...

I remember it snowed 9 inches in Fortuna in April of 1989 (or 1999).

It is cold and raining quite steadily. The Eel River is filling up quite fast.

I am praying for safe travel for my daughter driving home from UCSC tommorrow and for all travelers.

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

It is not Winter until day after tomorrow.

"Geophysicist David Deming of the University of Oklahoma writes ...that 2007 is... the year that Buenos Aires, Argentina saw snow for the first time since 1918. It is the year that saw 200 people in Peru perish from the cold. It is the year that killing freezes destroyed almost $1.5 billion of produce in California, 95 percent of South Carolina's peach crop, and 90 percent of North Carolina's apple harvest.

2007 was the third-quietest hurricane season since 1966. Last month Meacham, Oregon broke its record low temperature set in 1952 by 12 degrees, and the plains states are still trying to recover from a destructive autumn ice storm that has left at least 36 people dead.

And 2007 will go down as the year when the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded for dire warnings about the effects of global warming."

 
At 5:58 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Don't EVEN start with me, Leo!

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger Carol said...

On my calender the Winter Solstice is December 22, the day after the day after tomorrow. Happy Solstice!

 
At 12:12 AM, Blogger Carson Park Ranger said...

Zorba sounds like the sort of guy who walks outside and says, "brrr, it's cold out here. What's all this crap about global warming?"

 
At 8:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats why we need to remind people that its about Global Climate CHANGE, not 'Global Warming.'

Its amazing that for 30 years people have been getting data on this, but so many still think it means everywhere becomes like San Diego.
Can you spell below zero in Europe?

2007-Its also the year the Northwest Passage became a reality.

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger Fred said...

CLS, over at the Classically Liberal blog, discussed the Northwest Passage hoax when it started back in September:
http://freestudents.blogspot.com/2007/09/bad-reporting-about-northwest-passage.html

 
At 9:56 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Here's what the rest of the url is supposed to be.

about-northwest-passage.html

 
At 10:46 AM, Blogger ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

Carson Park Ranger and 8:58 AM are living (?) proof that nothing creates cognitive dissonance in the mind of a true believer. In 2005, a Canadian Greenpeace representative explained: “global warming can mean colder, it can mean drier, it can mean wetter.” In other words, ALL weather variations are evidence for global warming. The leftists have signed on board the warmista movement because it promises to accrue (or more accurately has increased) power to the state. Like gun control, climate control is not about climate but all about CONTROL.

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger Pogo said...

Let's see if we understand this curious set of events. Willy de Roos sailed through the Northwest Passage single handed aboard his 42' ketch in 1977. At that time the "scientific" community was all a-twitter over the dangers of the approaching ice age caused by global cooling and it needed to be addressed by (guess what?) government action. Apparently, according to the Canadian Greenpeace spokesman, this phenomenon has been going on for some time (cooling, warming) and it is caused by "greenhouse gasses" not leftist flatulence.

 
At 3:33 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Fred, there was a gorgeous full double rainbow east of Arcata today. Made me think of you and your rainbow posts.

 
At 9:05 PM, Blogger Carol said...

We saw a double rainbow today over Elk River. Just beautiful!

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger Rose said...

Isn't it great!

 
At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

pogo-
Keep hiding your head.
Exxon and the Bush Admin. love you for it.

I mean, hey, WHY listen to those wacky scientists anyway? What do they know?

Theyre all secret liberal lesbian socialist communists anyway, right.

Funny how these 'reports' denouncing climate change (and Al Gore, as if he invented the idea) always appear just when the bushies want more money for their war, yes?

 
At 12:59 PM, Blogger Pogo said...

9:19AM, That's some hard hitting comment. Lots of neat factoids there. We're sooo impressed with your deeeep intellect. Since Owl Gore invented the internet, why not elect him Pope of the warmistas? Then he can corner the market on carbon credits (indulgences). Now go play in your sandbox before Santa Claus learns of you playing with the keyboard again and puts you on his bad anonymous list. Oh, before you go, see the Greek's link on cognitive dissonance above.

 

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