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Another round of heavy snow, freezing rain and below average temperatures from the Plains to the Northeast, U.S
An intensifying low pressure system is expected to bring another round of heavy snow and freezing rain across the Central Plains through the Great Lakes into the Northeast. Road conditions are likely to deteriorate quite rapidly even at lower-elevation areas as the storm brings a mix of ice and rain.
An area of low pressure is expected to continue to deepen Thursday, February 7, 2019, along the strong arctic front stretching from the Southern Plains into the Mid Mississippi Valley, the National Weather Service forecaster Oravec notes.
Recent Snows Boost Sierra Snowpack Above Normal
On January 31, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted their second Sierra snow survey of 2019. The manual measurements at Phillips Station recorded 50 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 18 inches. That came in around 98 percent of average for this location. Since then, the statewide SWE has jumped from 100 to 125% of normal. Atmospheric rivers pumping in tropical moisture have helped supply powerful storms across the west. For perspective, on February 1 of last year the SWE of 2.6 inches was only 14 percent of the early-February average.
Ice storm hits Michigan, leaving 50 000 customers without power
An ice storm swept through parts of Michigan late Tuesday, February 5 into Wednesday, February 6, 2019, leaving nearly 50 000 Consumers Energy customers without power.
The worst affected is Kent County with more than 25 000 outages, followed by Muskegon County with over 7 000, Ottawa County with nearly 3 000 and Ionia County with 2 300.
Major disruption after snowstorm hits Czech Republic, 10 killed as series of avalanches hit Alps
Another round of severe winter weather wreaked havoc across parts of Europe over the past couple of days, claiming lives of at least 10 people.
A powerful blizzard hit the Czech Republic over the weekend, causing major disruption and leaving approximately 30 000 homes without power on February 3, 2019. Parts of the country received up to 20 cm (7.9 inches) of new snow and registered wind gusts of 145 km/h (90 mph). The storm downed trees and power lines, closed roads and highways and disrupted flights at Prague’s Vaclav Havel international airport.
Karangetang lava flow reaches the sea, 5 villages evacuated, Indonesia
Lava flow produced by Indonesian Karangetang volcano has reached the sea on February 6, 2019. Over 110 villagers have been evacuated so far to safe locations across the volcanic island.
Reports available on February 3 said authorities are evacuating Batubulan village after lava flow approached the nearby river and threatened to cut the road connecting the village with the rest of the island.
Climate Scientists Shocked President Trump SOTU Did Not Mention Climate Change
The climate scientists believe rapidly worsening climate impocts will force acknowledgement of their important work in future State of the Union speeches.
But what if the climate scientists are wrong? What if Hurricanes fail to get worse? What if people reject their speculative attempts to link bitter winter cold with global warming?What if people get fed up with the torqued up IPCC reports, the parade of weeping climate scientists, and the endless, endless demands that everyone should pay more tax to save the world?
U.S. Set To Pump More Oil Than Russia And Saudis Combined
In a major shift, the United States is set to produce more oil and liquids than Russia and Saudi Arabia combined by 2025.
In Rystad Energy’s base case oil price scenario, US liquids production is forecast to surpass 24 million barrels per day over the next six years, thereby outpacing the combined output from Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Green New Deal: “Air Travel Stops Becoming Necessary”
This morning, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released an overview of the Democrat “Green New Deal” which threatens “a massive transformation of our society.” Below are the details of the proposal. Rebuild every single building in the U.S. “Upgrade or replace every building in US for state-of-the-art energy efficiency.” Will end all traditional forms of energy in the next ten years.
The planet is no longer warming
We define “warming” as a positive rate of temperature change over time. According to the main hypothesis, warming since 1951 has been due almost exclusively to the increase in GHGs (greenhouse gases), of which CO2 is the most important one. The IPCC does not find anything else that has contributed to the observed warming.