Global warming my . . .

Once again, I blame Al Gort!

Forecast at a Glance

Today

Mostly Sunny
Mostly
Sunny
Hi 50 °F
Tonight

Chance Rain/Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Chance
Rain/Snow
Lo 31 °F
Saturday

Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 100%
Snow

Hi 36 °F

Saturday
Night

Chance Snow Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%
Chance
Snow
Lo 29 °F
Sunday

Sunny
Sunny

Hi 47 °F

Sunday
Night

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly
Cloudy
Lo 30 °F
Monday

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly
Cloudy
Hi 47 °F
Monday
Night

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly
Cloudy
Lo 35 °F
Tuesday

Partly Sunny
Partly
Sunny
Hi 51 °F

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Detailed text forecast
Hazardous weather condition(s):

Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50. North wind around 8 mph.

Tonight: A slight chance of rain and snow before 1am, then a chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Saturday: Snow, mainly after 7am. High near 36. North wind between 8 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.

Saturday Night: A chance of snow, mainly before 11pm. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Northwest wind between 6 and 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Uhhh, it’s not even Hallowe’en yet, and we’re supposed to get 4 to 8 inches of snow?  What’s up with that?
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Saturday morning update: It was just raining when my darling bride went to work, but has since changed over to snow. These pictures were taken around 10:30 AM:

View out a second-story back window. Note that some of the trees are still green!

It's starting to stick to the grass, but not the paved surfaces.

The view down the street; note all of the leaves on the red maples.

Click on any picture to enlarge. The snow is falling pretty heavily now, and my main concern is that it’ll bring down power lines. If you don’t see anything from me later, you can figure that I’ve lost either electricity or the internet, or both.

31 Comments

  1. Updated forecast:

    Saturday: Snow, mainly after 8am. High near 36. North wind between 11 and 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 5 to 9 inches possible.

    Saturday Night: Snow, mainly before midnight. Low around 28. Northwest wind between 16 and 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.

    I had to go to York College to get PFC Pico after work, and I just got home a few minutes ago. I stopped and filled the gas can for the snowblower, but it’s too late to actually start the snowblower, to make sure she’s ready to go. Normally, if I have the snowblower started and ready to go, we get very little snow.

    It’s supposed to be a wet, heavy snow, the kind that brings down power lines. If you don’t hear anything from me tomorrow, it means we have no sparktricity.

  2. If you have no sparktricity then neither would I most likely. And I plan a lunch with the boys (the 1%). So there had better be sparktricity. We’re trying to plan how to eat the poor, make dirty water and air and pollute the world. Wish us well. If all works out well, we’ll get bailed out by the Democrats, join the “revolution” and get our debts erased. Then we can smoke dope, screw and shit on the streets like the rest of the commie pigs. That’s if everything works out. If not, we may have to find a way to generate busines, create jobs and earn some money. Oops, did I say money? Bad boy.

    [released - pH]

  3. My darling bride made a huge pot of vegetable soup — really more of a vegetable stew than soup — on Thursday. There’s still plenty left, and I put the pot back on the stove to heat it up, but it’s not bad cold, either. At any rate, we won’t die of hungervation if the power does go out.

  4. Noon updates:

    Snow on the red maple leaves”

    Taken at noon; we\’re starting to see a bit of slushy buildup on the sidewalk

    The back yard at noon

    Mrs Pico just called: they’ve lost some power in Allentown, and she wanted to tell me to crank up the heat in the house in case we lose sparktricity.

  5. Snow has become a Haloween tradition the last few years. My snowblower is not ready to go either. A cable is stretched and won’t engage the auger and the more I try to fix it the worse it gets. The thing wouldn’t be any help with this heavy wet stuff were getting today but now I’m putting up with Mrs. G saying “I told you to get it fixed.” I should tell her to go make soup.

  6. I don’t know what it’s like in your neck of the woods guys but our lunch was cut short at 1:30 when the power went out at the restaurant. We then drove to the club, no power there either. Finally I dropped off one guy and Roy and I went to my house since he left his car here this morning and we drove together. As I pulled into the driveway I mentioned that I don’t carry a house key I use the garage opener. He looked at me and I at him and hit the button and voila! the sucker opened. We have power (so far). He called me from his house in Hatboro and he also has power. Howevr, one of my oil furnaces is not working (the one for the upstairs) so I called Petro and they promised a tech by 5:30 tonight. I’m toasty so far in the family room and so far have power. June took off with Dr. Annie when we left for lunch but I can’t reach her. I want her to stay at Annie’s tonight since she dosen’t have the experience to drive in this icy-snow. Although she did have the good sense to take the Lincoln MKX with AWD. I’m a little concerned she dosen’t answer her cell. Does that mean she’s at Philly Parx?

    The problem is these damn trees still have their leaves and this snow is so heavy the limbs are snapping off all over and taking power lines with them.

  7. Glad to hear that Yorkshire. My wife just got home which is good. But my buddy in Hatboro called ten minutes ago. Now his power is out. He said there was a “boom” on the street and now there’s a fire truck in front of his house.

  8. “He said there was a “boom” on the street and now there’s a fire truck in front of his house.”

    Hoagie, isn’t it great to have a fire truck/fire person when one is needed. Your party wants to cut firefighters, police and school teachers. Do you support that?

    PS: Good to hear that your wife made it home safely!

  9. Perry wrote, addressing Hoagie:

    Your party wants to cut firefighters, police and school teachers. Do you support that?

    Not to speak for Hoagie, but what I want to see is firemen, police and school teachers paid for by the hiriong level of government, primarily local governments, and occasionally state governments. It is not, and should not be, the responsibility of the federal government to pay for state and local services.

    Part of the problem is that federal taxes take such a large bite that there’s little room for state and local governments to have an appropriate tax rate to fund state and local services. Why the federal government should pay for police officers in Jim Thorpe or Philadelphia or Camden or Hatboro is beyond me.

  10. Perry, the firemen in Hatboro just like those in Willow Grove where I live are volunteers. None of our buroughs have standing fire departments. However, yes it is nice to have them so tell your fellow Democrats to quit threatening to cut them instead of cutting the Dept. of Parks or Recreation, or Employment Opportunity etc., etc. Cops, firemen and teachers we need, more bureaucrats we don’t.

    You know Perry, it’s also nice to have my trash removed but a private contractor (like I had in San Antonio Texas) would do just as good a job (actually better cause they picked up twice a week) and I wouldn’t have to pay their retirement bene’s for the rest of my life. You guys can just never seem to do with fewer bureaucrats and regulators can you? Every time cuts need to be made you beat a path toward the “essential services” while your public sector union goons get a pass. Wonder why that is?

    My party never MENTIONS cutting police, fire or teachers rather it’s the first shreak from your party’s collective mouths. We talk about cutting the size and scope of federal government NOT local services. Deal with it and stop cross-referencing fed and state and local.

  11. “Part of the problem is that federal taxes take such a large bite that there’s little room for state and local governments to have an appropriate tax rate to fund state and local services. Why the federal government should pay for police officers in Jim Thorpe or Philadelphia or Camden or Hatboro is beyond me.”

    B..B..But, our Federal taxes are now at their lowest point post WWII. B..B..But our Federal taxes are lower than any other developed nation. B..B..But we spend far more on “defense” than any other nation on the globe. There must be a message here! For one thing, our military-industrial complex has finally come home to roost, and it’s *killing* us.

    The other point, Dana, is that because of Wall Street excesses and fraudulent behavior, our local governments are impacted. Do you suggest that the Federal Government should ignore these needs? President Obama and the Dems don’t think so.

    Our priorities are so far out of whack, and have been for decades, that it’s pathetic. And I don’t blame only the Repubs for this! I do blame the Repubs now, however, who have frozen our government and come up with no solutions other than to hold President Obama to one term. That’s anti-American, as the OWS movement is attempting to articulate, which is why the Repubs are jumping in there to demonize these Americans who are suffering and therefore trying to tell us about it.

    Here, read this: How the 99 Percent Really Lost Out – in Far Greater Ways Than the Occupy Protesters Imagine

  12. That’s anti-American, as the OWS movement is attempting to articulate, which is why the Repubs are jumping in there to demonize these Americans who are suffering and therefore trying to tell us about it.

    B-b-b-but as if that is somehow different from what Democrats do every time a Republican is in the White House!

    YOU’RE anti-American, asshole, because you attempted to portray the Tea Party as a bunch of racist extremists, and now are attempting to rationalize the OWS as a bunch of folks who are “merely” pissed off at the GOP. Leaving aside, of course, their much more blatant racism, anti-Semitism (which Perry no doubt supports), littering, public indecency, and over 2,000 total arrests to date. IOW, they’re mostly a bunch of pathetic losers … much like yourself.

  13. The power went out, twice, for about a second each time, a few minutes ago. The snow has ended here, and the last time I measured it, we had four inches. The roads are in pretty good shape from everything I’ve heard.

    I watched the Fordham-Army game on CBS Sports Network (unfortunately not a high-def channel here), and the teams were playing in a heavy snow storm. It must have been six inches deep on the field by the end of the game. Army won 55-0.

  14. You’re lucky Dana. You have a lot of trees out there to take out lines. So far I’ve had no power interuptions but my buddy is still out. I am however, still waiting on Petro for the furnace they called and said I’m next. We’ll see.

    Perry, you’ll be glad to know about three minutes ago I heard our fire siren at the Second Alarmer’s go off. More volunteer’s out on a cold and snowy night. But when duty calls real American’s don’t protest, they answer.

  15. I got heating oil delivered on Thursday, so I’m good there. Mrs Pico had called earlier, telling me about power outages around Allentown, and said that I ought to turn up the heat, to have more residual heat in the house in case the power did go out. Well, with a full tank of oil, I didn’t mind a bit.

    In fact, she called in the middle of my typing this response, she called and said, “I just got the five tons of snow off this (darned) truck and I’m heading home.” Of course, she wanted the truck this morning because it has four wheel drive and good tires.

    I already cleaned off the Mustang, because, regardless of what she drives to work tomorrow, I’ll have to go in to work and plow the yard. :(

  16. Hey the furnace guys are here, two of’em. I have plenty of oil Dana I’m on some sort of automatic delivery. I only ever ran out once and that was because June had a bad cold so I cranked the upstairs heat up and she bundled up on her heated Yo (Korean bed) and healed. Plus that was during a hard cold spell. I guess their computed misjudged. But they had me a full tank within about two hours of my call.

  17. “BTW, New NASA Data Blow Gaping Hole In Global Warming Alarmism.”

    Any reference which repeatedly uses terms like “alarmist global warming theory” and “alarmist climate models” signals immediately that we are not dealing here with science, instead we are dealing with politics, and right wing politics to boot. Further clues are that “flat tax” Forbes published the piece, whose author is closely associated with The Heartland Institute, another right wingnut rag.

    Now that I’ve attacked the messenger, let me repeat the main accepted scientific evidence for anthropogenic global warming: there is a direct correlation dating back to the onset of the industrial revolution 150 years ago, between atmospheric carbon dioxide increase from fossil fuel combustion and global temperature increase. Moreover, we still have sea and land ice melting, the latter resulting in rising sea levels. It is true, there are still problems with the modeling, but we’ve known that before these new NASA claims have been made. We will see how the global climate change scientific community reacts to these new claims.

    I know, Hube, that you would love to refute global warming evidence. This report doesn’t do it, yet, and I doubt that it will. We’ll see!

  18. Snow in winter therefore w1ngnuts claim no warming.

    Never mind the heat spells in summer, the predictions of more extreme weather fluctuations, and the predictions of more snow in the mid-US due to greater water in the air…

  19. Perry wrote:

    Any reference which repeatedly uses terms like “alarmist global warming theory” and “alarmist climate models” signals immediately that we are not dealing here with science, instead we are dealing with politics, and right wing politics to boot.

    So, referring accurately to the global warming “advocates” means politics, and right wing politics, huh? Well, I suppose that it is true that we right-wingers do have a penchant for calling things what they are.

    However, the story referenced doesn’t note politics, but notes that a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing, co-authored by Dr. Roy Spencer, principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. Science Team Leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer flying on NASA’s Aqua satellite. Dr Spencer noted that the amount of heat escaping the earth is higher than what the computer models on which the global warming theory are based say will occur.

    That isn’t politics, Perry, but a report of the actual scientific measurements of heat loss. The computer projections on which the global warming theory is based indicate more energy (heat) being retained, yet the actual measurements don’t confirm what the projections predict.

    The scientific method is actually pretty simple: an hypothesis is constructed, an experiment is constructed and performed, the data are analysed, and a conclusion is drawn concerning the accuracy of the hypothesis. If the test results do not match the predictions of the hypothesis, something is wrong with either the experiment or the hypothesis.

  20. I know, Hube, that you would love to refute global warming evidence.

    Not that you could actually remember what I’d actually like to do scumbag, but here — I’ll reiterate it for you: I believe there is climate change. I don’t believe that man’s effect on said change warrants the drastic action that you moonbats constantly scream about, especially since so many of you are laughable hypocrites about it all (like your hero Al Gore).

    Oh, and another thing: You talking about refuting evidence is so far beyond parody as to defy description.

  21. “The scientific method is actually pretty simple: an hypothesis is constructed, an experiment is constructed and performed, the data are analysed, and a conclusion is drawn concerning the accuracy of the hypothesis. If the test results do not match the predictions of the hypothesis, something is wrong with either the experiment or the hypothesis.”

    I am very well aware of what the “scientific method” is, Dana, but you are obviously unaware of how it fits into the scheme of advancing science!

    This NASA report, upon which both you and Hube wish to hang your hats, will need to survive the scrutiny of the scientific community before it can be used by non-scientists like yourselves to make it into an accurate political statement, which is exactly what the two of you are trying to do.

    And I note that you chose to ignore the statements I made regarding the correlation of rising global temperatures with fossil fuel use (carbon dioxide emissions), regarding melting sea and land ice, and regarding rising sea levels. Instead, for political and economic reasons, you choose to be a global warming denier. Your position is not significant regarding getting at the truth!

  22. Instead, for political and economic reasons, you choose to be a global warming denier. Your position is not significant regarding getting at the truth!

    Wrong, scum. We’re global warming hysterics deniers, IOW, we’re anti-you. And it’s that position which is political and economic. Contrary to yours, which is also political, and then also power-hungry.

  23. We’re global warming hysterics deniers

    You also claimed to not be racist until I continually pointed at you screaming for genocide against Muslims…

  24. “Wrong, scum. We’re global warming hysterics deniers, IOW, we’re anti-you. And it’s that position which is political and economic. Contrary to yours, which is also political, and then also power-hungry.”

    No hysterics, Hube, just science, which has been demonstrated on here frequently, of which you have neither understanding nor appreciation!

    Regarding your continual “scum” stuff, you need a lesson in civility that means something more. If you continue, I will “take off my gloves”. So think about that, d’Hube!

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