Friday, January 9, 2009

Global Warming?

If Global Warming gets worse..... we're all gonna' freeze to death!

Updated: Friday, January 09, 2009 2:27 PM
This is about as bad as it gets folks. I don't think I've seen anything like it since 1994. Sure its been very cold at times over the past 14 years, but the total area impacted by this cold wave will be huge. By next Thursday and Friday, extremely cold air will chill the entire area from the Great Plains to the Eastern Seaboard, and the cold is also going to reach the Deep South. Only the far West will be unscathed.

For cities like New York and Pittsburgh, this could be the biggest snowstorm of the season so far. The storm has already produced 3 inches of snow across Chicago Friday, resulting in over 200 flights canceled and massive travel delays in and around the city. Even Milwaukee is getting hit hard by the storm.
The storm is still the development stages and only will get worse later tonight and Saturday as heavier

Extreme Alaska cold grounds planes, disables cars 

Elisabeth Habermann, with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, skis from the raceAP – Elisabeth Habermann, with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, skis from the race trail in the subzero …

JUNEAU, Alaska – Ted Johnson planned on using a set of logs to a build a cabin in Alaska's interior. Instead he'll burn some of them to stay warm.
Extreme temperatures — in Johnson's case about 60 below zero — call for extreme measures in a statewide cold snap so frigid that temperatures have grounded planes, disabled cars, frozen water pipes and even canceled several championship cross country ski races.
Madrid airport closed as Europe seized by frigid weather 

Jan 9 01:48 PM US/Eastern

A rare, heavy snowfall in central Spain closed Madrid's airport and paralysed city traffic while several rivers in Germany were frozen as much of Europe endured Siberian conditions Friday.Russian gas cuts to several European countries this week have aggravated the the effects of the bitter cold which has embraced much of the continent since the end of December.
But not everyone was unhappy about the cold snap, with the Dutch taking the opportunity to rediscover the pleasures of skating along iced-over canals and lakes.
"What I love most is the crunching of the ice under the skates and the sensation of gliding," said Marie-Therese Sluijters-Rompa, a 62-year-old retiree who came to the iced-over canals of the western Dutch village of Kinderdijk to skate with her husband.

A snowboarder on Whistler Mountain. A skier and a snowboarder died last week outside Whistler Blackcomb resort's boundaries. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press, via The Associated Press )

Fatal avalanches rattle ski country in western U.S. 

JACKSON, Wyoming: Whistler Blackcomb resort in British Columbia has stationed guards at the top of some areas to prevent skiers and snowboarders from entering hazardous terrain. Grouse Mountain resort, in North Vancouver, has suggested that government action may be needed to deter skiers and snowboarders from using off-limit areas. And Jackson Hole in Wyoming has already burned through nearly half of this year's budget for avalanche hazard reduction work, one month into the season.


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