Anchorage sets record for snow

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    While left wingers were fretting about the mild winter we enjoyed, Anchorage Alaska set a new record and doubled it's average for snow, around 11 ft. Can it be that the world is really round and sometimes the cold air is on the other side of the hemisphere? Lefties can't enjoy nice weather without trying to run an extortion scam.
     
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    March +0.11 And we are still in a La Nina Enso period.
     
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    Call it what you want but it seems that this week the US is enjoying below average temperatures and frost warnings in the South every night. The jet stream is dipping pretty far south so what does that mean? The cold air that was locked up in northern Europe and the top of the world this year is sagging down late in the season. Lefties can't seem to enjoy good weather without turning it into a political issue..
     
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    you usually post up this graph-
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    the graph shows a period before the great El Nino of 1998 that is steady, with natural variation to it. after the 1998 El Nino reset the temperature by ~0.3C there has been another period that is steady, with a natural variation.

    I just wish that some of the billions spent on trying to frame CO2 as the culprit for temperature increase had been used to improve our knowledge of ENSO and ocean currents that more likely to be the finger on the thermostat.
     
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    Gettin ready to switch to El Nino?...
    :eusa_eh:
    Goodbye La Nina: Will drought, hurricanes also go?
    3 May,`12 WASHINGTON (AP) — The La Nina weather phenomenon is over.

     
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    Anchorage had record snow for the winter, and some real cold months. However, April, for Anchorage was above average in temperature.

    Anchorage April Weather 2012 - AccuWeather Forecast for AK 99501

    A below average March

    Anchorage March Weather 2012 - AccuWeather Forecast for AK 99501

    A bit above in February

    Anchorage February Weather 2012 - AccuWeather Forecast for AK 99507

    A very cold January,

    Anchorage: Averaged 14.6 degrees below normal for the month with Wasilla averaging 15.7 degrees below normal.

    AccuWeather.com - Ken Clark | So Very, Very Cold In Alaska For January with Impressive Records

    Other than January, looks more like a precipitation event rather than a cold event.
     
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    None of this stuff matters in the bigger picture.

    The AGW contingent keeps posting up these numbers which are exceedingly close to the mean. To them, it is significant but its not at all significant to the majority and clearly, not at all significant to the policy makers who serve the majority. Are we getting all this?

    In other words, nobody ( except the AGW contingent) thinks that these slight deviations mean we have to shut down fossil fuel production tomorrow...........or in the forseeable future ( ie: decades). So really.........how is a little bit more snow in ALaska or a little warmer temperatures in Anchorage having an effect on anything except for facilitating a hobby-like discussion on forums such as these? Its having zero effect on the status quo......and thank heavens for that. Lets face it.........a drip on a brick is going to be erosive, but really, does anybody care?


    Sk00ks..............just bringing all back to Realville when the discussion goes a bit astray.
     
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    Yes the weather is quite pretty, I am enjoying the Shicago's fantastic weather with long driving towards Detroit.
     
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    cold, wet and temps far below normal here in New York for the past 10 days. Funny..........people around here are like, "What the fuck with this cold?". And thats what matters..........the masses walking around wondering WTF with the chilly temperatures...........hear about an article from a bomb thrower and say "meh". The k00ks dont think it matters but Im here to tell you its far, far more important than some science that shows a .03 change in temperature.
     
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    You don't say!

    HAMweather: Record Events for The Past Week


    Total Records:

    3143



    Rainfall:

    714



    Snowfall:

    12



    High Temp:

    979


    Low Temp:

    58


    Low Max Temp:

    104



    High Min Temp:

    1276
     

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