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2018 will start with a deep freeze

2018 will start with a deep freeze

In which I make my first prediction for 2018!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw_gZq0MpmE

2017 is ending with a series of Arctic blasts impacting holiday travelers across the American heartland.

One storm that has dumped more than 65 inches of snow in Pennsylvania, creating travel chaos and forcing one of the state’s counties to declare an emergency.

“This is a crippling snow event,” said Zach Sefcovic, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Cleveland.

“They are no strangers to snow in that part of the state, but this much snow in that short a time is just unprecedented,” he said in a telephone interview.

…The storm broke a 59-year-old record for a two-day snowfall in Pennsylvania, topping the 44 inches that fell in 1958. Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper issued a temporary disaster emergency declaration that mobilized resources to help the area.

Reports of freezing conditions and historically low temperatures are coming from areas that stretch from Montana to Maine.

International Falls, Minnesota woke up to a temperature of -36F at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning breaking the previous record low for Dec. 27 of -32F set in 1924, according to the National Weather Service office in Duluth. That -36 is the actual temperature, not a wind chill!

In the Great Lakes, people are capturing videos of pancake ice formation, a feature that is most common in the frigid oceans such as the Baltic Sea and around Antarctica.

Another bout of arctic air is on its way to open 2018, too! Those who are planning to attend the famous Times Square celebration in New York City should prepare for some seriously cold conditions.

New Year’s Eve, the temperature is expected to drop to around 12 degrees, about 12 degrees below normal and one of the coldest on record. High temperatures leading to the holiday are expected to be colder than the typical low temperatures for those days.

In fact, places in Siberia and the Antarctic are projected to be warmer than parts of New Hampshire.

Across the Atlantic, Great Britain is also slated to be slammed with polar winds. Perhaps that is why some British scientists are rethinking “global warming“.

In a little over a decade the world could be plunged into a ‘mini ice age’, scientists have warned.

Temperatures will start dropping in 2021, according to a mathematical model of the Sun’s magnetic energy.

This, they say, will lead to a phenomenon known as the ‘Maunder minimum’ – which has previously been known as a mini ice age when it hit between 1646 and 1715, even causing London’s River Thames to freeze over.

The model of the Sun’s solar cycle is producing unprecedentedly accurate predictions of irregularities within the Sun’s 11-year heartbeat.

Interestingly, solar scientists are reporting that solar activity appears weak. There were no sunspots on the solar surface this fall and there were very few observed this month, which is usually indicative of reduced solar activity.

The less heat we get from the sun, the colder the Earth gets. It is heartening to see some scientists finally appreciating the role the sun plays in our weather!

Sadly, however, the study’s scientists won’t let go of the global warming bone.

Valentina Zharkova, a maths professor at Northumbria University built on previous work done in Moscow to make the predictions.

…”I hope global warning will be overridden by this effect, giving humankind and the Earth 30 years to sort out our pollution,” she told Sky News.

I will make my first prediction for 2018: After the first week of 2018 concludes, many Americans and Brits would welcome continued global warming.

Meanwhile, I will kick back in California’s 70-degree bliss as my reward for being right about “climate change”. It is one of the few perks I enjoy.

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-15 when I got out of work this morning. I still haven’t stopped shivering and I’ve been home for 2 hrs. The cold is coming right through the walls. I’d do anything for some real global warming.

“. . .creating travel chaps. . .”?? Usually I can figure out typos, but that one has me stumped.

gonna be mid-80’s here in my part of #Failifornia today…

cold as hell right now though: it’s in the mid 40s.

Florida is cold for Florida, but not unusually so.

I’ve been through two Christmases when it got down to 10.

It hasn’t reached freezing in several years.

Ooohhhh, but anybody who mentions the cold tempertures is a dumfTrumper who does not know the difference between weather and climate!!!!!

Yeah, they are really saying that, despite using examples of warm weather to “prove” global warming.

YEESH.

80 in Tucson. Do these shorts make my ass look happy?

This, they say, will lead to a phenomenon known as the ‘Maunder minimum’ – which has previously been known as a mini ice age when it hit between 1646 and 1715, even causing London’s River Thames to freeze over.

The Maunder minimum had a solar forcing of about -0.5 W/m^2, which is small compared to the current anthropogenic forcing of about 2.7 W/m^2.

Valerie: they are really saying that, despite using examples of warm weather to “prove” global warming.

Cold records continue to be set; however, warm records are set much more often, as would be expected in a warming world.

    This post wouldn’t be complete without the commentary from the George Soros Climate Center. Have a Happy New Year, and try not to freeze essential organs this weekend.

      Facts are facts.

        Yes, they are. And I suggest you get a few, or be willing to learn a few new ones, before coming here to “climate explain”.

        https://www.britannica.com/topic/Maunder-minimum

          Leslie Eastman: And I suggest you get a few

          As our comment encompassed the effects of the Maunder Minimum, not sure why you would point to a general article about the Maunder Minimum.

        Zachriel = please provide the source of your forcing numbers. Thanks.

          See Jones et al., What influence will future solar activity changes over the 21st century have on projected global near-surface temperature changes?, Geophysical Research Letters 2012: “the likely reduction in the warming by 2100 is found to be between 0.06 and 0.1 K, a very small fraction of the projected anthropogenic warming.”

          Also, Shindell et al., Solar Forcing of Regional Climate Change During the Maunder Minimum, Science 2001: “Global average temperature changes are small (about 0.3° to 0.4°C) in both a climate model and empirical reconstructions. However, regional temperature changes are quite large.”

          redc1c4 in reply to Liz. | December 29, 2017 at 3:54 pm

          “…a very small fraction of the projected anthropogenic warming.””

          please point out any and all “Global Cooling/Warming/Change” projections/predictions that have been shown to be accurate after they were made.

          we’ll wait.

          Barry in reply to Liz. | December 29, 2017 at 5:22 pm

          Everything the commie writes is pure BS.

          He just copies the fake data and spews it.

          alaskabob in reply to Liz. | December 29, 2017 at 8:43 pm

          The climate models, in retrospect are becoming more accurate. As they add new correction factors into the models they will begin to more accurately show what happened in the past thus assuring that their correction factors applied again in retrospect will be more accurate in the future… for past events.

          ran6110 in reply to Liz. | December 29, 2017 at 10:13 pm

          Jones et al. was one of the efforts to try and prove the Maunder Minimum was either very mild or didn’t happen.

          Don’t expect any answers that will stand up to a serious review.

          redc1c4: please point out any and all “Global Cooling/Warming/Change” projections/predictions

          It would take too long to list them all, but you could start with the primary projection.

          Barry: Everything the commie writes is pure BS. He just copies the fake data and spews it.

          Everything the fascist writes is pure BS. He just copies the fake data and spews it.

          ran6110: Jones et al. was one of the efforts to try and prove the Maunder Minimum was either very mild or didn’t happen.

          We’d be happy to look at a study that addresses Jones et al.

          Barry in reply to Liz. | December 31, 2017 at 12:01 am

          The commie’s a liar, everything he writes is a lie. He can’t even make up his own lies, has to copy the lies of others.

          That’s what paid commie’s do.

          Barry: He can’t even make up his own lies, has to copy the lies of others.

          Now that’s funny (considering we had copied your ad hominem to show how futile and uninteresting were your comments). Good luck with that.

          Barry in reply to Liz. | December 31, 2017 at 2:40 pm

          The commie is too stupid to understand the lies he copy/pastes.

    Four words: ‘Global ice core samples.’ These samples look back as far as 20,000 years into some aspects of Earth’s climate. They reveal a planet that was much, much warmer in eons past. And a planet that was much, much colder, too. It’s like a cycle or something.

    But it doesn’t really matter in the final analysis. This rock was around long before we got here, and it will be around long after we’re gone. Why? Darwin. The only constant in any eco-system is extinction.

    So, crank up the thermostat, warm up the SUV, and let’s enjoy a steak & wine dinner tonight! For tomorrow we shovel snow…

    Shane in reply to Zachriel. | December 29, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    I love people that don’t know anything about what is actually known about “climate change” or global warming spouting off. Zachriel do you even know where or how the actual temperatures are changing … I think not, so please continue to spout off your “common knowledge” about global warming, it keeps me warm inside as I laugh at you.

    Barry in reply to Zachriel. | December 29, 2017 at 5:18 pm

    IS that you, Al Gore?

    Hey, what happened up in the Artic. There is still ice and snow way after your prediction it would be gone, completely gone.

    Just another commie, making up false BS, using the wording provided by the Soros center for the mentally ill.

      Barry: There is still ice and snow way after your prediction it would be gone, completely gone.

      Gore isn’t a scientist, and didn’t make that prediction. Meanwhile, arctic ice extent continues to decrease.

      Just another fascist, making up false BS, using the wording provided by the Mengele center for the mentally ill.

        Gore’s your god, commie.

        There is no science in the global wormeming scam.

        Of course he made the prediction, liar. Among many you commie scam artists have made that have not occurred.

        Ah, we have a new voice from the Zachriel high school project account. Here’s the thing Zachs, Gore wasn’t and isn’t a scientist, but he played one on tv, in his abomination of a movie, and on the talk show circuit promoting his hoax.

        He predicted that polar bears would be extinct because the Arctic would be completely melted by 2014.

        He also, when he wasn’t gamboling around as a “crazed sex poodle,” announced on television that the earth’s core is “several million degrees.”

        Gore is full of it, and he knows it. He’s counting on gullible morons to play the role of useful idiot and pad his wallet.

        It’s also worth noting that the Goracle’s Inconvenient Truth was so riddled with errors that it can’t be taught in UK schools without a disclaimer stating that it contains an “one-sided” “apocalyptic vision” that wasn’t rooted in scientific fact but in “alarmism and exaggeration.”

        All you Zachs can believe whatever you want, but when it comes to Al Gore and his desire to profit from fools, you can’t win. He’s a fake, and everyone with half a working brain knows it. Including Gore himself. He laughs at you morons all the way to the bank, you know that, right?

          “Zachriel high school project account”

          Kindergarten school project, Fuzzy.

          I’m pretty sure it’s high school, but you may be right. Today’s progressive kindergartens are hotbeds of fecal finger-painting of protest signs and the teaching of sexual perversions. However, the Zachs appear to have absorbed these early lessons and have since graduated to “un-uh, prove it!” and “if you are, so am I” arguments I associate with high school. Of course, in my day, that was grade school, but times have changed, and these “kids,” up to about 30, are clueless snowflakes. That’s just the way the progs want their “kids” until they’re at least 26 (for daddy’s insurance, 12 for abortions without parental consent or knowledge).

          So I may be generous in my assessment, what I am sure of is that the Zach handle is used by multiple people to troll this site. Still, good entertainment value since no one here will be taken in by a band of high school/Kindergarten kids babbling leftist lunacy.

          Fuzzy Slippers: , Gore wasn’t and isn’t a scientist, but he played one on tv

          No. Gore never claimed to be a scientist, but often cited scientific findings.

          Fuzzy Slippers: Inconvenient Truth was so riddled with errors that it can’t be taught in UK schools without a disclaimer stating that it contains an “one-sided” “apocalyptic vision” that wasn’t rooted in scientific fact but in “alarmism and exaggeration.” .

          When you put words in quotes, they should actually represent what was said.

          You’re quite right, Zachs. Here’s the link to the article I pulled the quotes from. I’m sure your class project provides time for you to research Mr Justice Barton’s rulings.

          I sure hope this helps!

          By the way, the U.K. judge found that An Inconvenient Truth “is substantially founded upon scientific research and fact. It was that the facts were being used to make a political statement that necessitated the disclaimer.

          Everything in the commie movie “An Inconvenient Truth” has been shown to be false, a lie. Everything.

          What it is, is a “Convenient Lie” to rob stupid suckers like you. Works too.

          Fuzzy Slippers: You’re quite right

          Thank you for correcting your previous misstatement. As you now see, it was the judge’s decision, and not the required disclaimer, which included the quoted language.

          Note again that the judge allowed the video to be shown to students with the disclaimer, and that the video “is substantially founded upon scientific research and fact.” It was that the facts were being used to make a political statement (along with a few purported errors) that necessitated the disclaimer.

          Zachs, in my class, you would earn a great big “F” for this misuse of a quote.

          “When you put words in quotes, they should actually represent what was said.” To which I responded, “you’re quite right” and provided the source that shows that what I said was indeed accurate. Here is your comment and my response in full:

          Fuzzy Slippers: , Gore wasn’t and isn’t a scientist, but he played one on tv

          No. Gore never claimed to be a scientist, but often cited scientific findings.

          Fuzzy Slippers: Inconvenient Truth was so riddled with errors that it can’t be taught in UK schools without a disclaimer stating that it contains an “one-sided” “apocalyptic vision” that wasn’t rooted in scientific fact but in “alarmism and exaggeration.” .

          When you put words in quotes, they should actually represent what was said.

          To which I responded:

          You’re quite right, Zachs. Here’s the link to the article I pulled the quotes from. I’m sure your class project provides time for you to research Mr Justice Barton’s rulings.

          I sure hope this helps!

          Your teacher is selling you short if you think that misquoting with intent to misrepresent is viable or ethical. Here’s the example I use in my classroom to show that intentionally parsing quotes leads to your diminished credibility:

          Mark Twain (may have) said “Quitting smoking is the easiest thing in the world, I’ve done it a thousand times.” Now, if you want to promote quitting smoking and are an unethical hack, you might quote only the first part of this statement: “Quitting smoking is the easiest thing in the world.”

          Examining the rest of the statement, however, one can clearly see that he meant that it was far from the easiest thing because he had to keep trying at least a thousand times. In other words, Twain meant quitting smoking is extremely difficult. Quoting the first part in isolation makes you intellectually dishonest and decidedly slimy.

          How might this apply to your intellectually dishonest use of my sentence “You’re quite right.”? What did you get wrong, intentionally and unethically, when you followed up with “Thank you for correcting your previous misstatement. As you now see, it was the judge’s decision, and not the required disclaimer, which included the quoted language”?

          If I were you, I’d find a better teacher. Pronto.

          Fuzzy Slippers: “When you put words in quotes, they should actually represent what was said.” To which I responded, “you’re quite right”

          To which we responded, “Thank you for correcting your previous misstatement.” Not sure your point.

          In any case, The judge did allow for the An Inconvenient Truth to be shown in classrooms, and while he did require a disclaimer as discussed above, he did not require equal time for alternative opinion as the video “is substantially founded upon scientific research and fact.”

          Fuzzy Slippers: To which I responded, “you’re quite right” and provided the source that shows that what I said was indeed accurate.

          Your statement, “It’s also worth noting that the Goracle’s Inconvenient Truth was so riddled with errors that it can’t be taught in UK schools without a disclaimer stating that it contains an ‘one-sided’ ‘apocalyptic vision’ that wasn’t rooted in scientific fact but in ‘alarmism and exaggeration,’ was not accurate. The disclaimer does not include that language.

Ya, this extreme cold weather is horrible, especially in area’s like Chicago, Boston, NYCity and the other Metropolis centers in America.

As someone who lives on the American tundra, every spring we see floods of inner city refugees leaving their rat hole ghetto’s thinking that they can integrate with working Americans in fly-over country. The food banks and welfare offices are flooded with new clients, who usually stick around until the first big blizzard in November. That’s when they decide that their old rat hole was pretty comfortable…and working American’s didn’t appreciate their crap.

Yes, we kind of like the brisk sunny mornings of -15 degrees. In a good year even the criminals stay home because it’s to cold! LOL They’ve discovered it’s pretty hard to run from the cops with 2″ of solid ice on the road, and the snow squeaks like Styrofoam when you walk on it.

Alternate headline: “Brutal global warming alert issued for new year.”

“in the frigid oceans such as the Baltic Sea and around Antarctica.”

in the frigid Arctic Ocean. FIFY

Last evening Donald Trump sent out the following tweet:

“In the East, it could be the COLDEST New Year’s Eve on record. Perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming that our Country, but not other countries, was going to pay TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS to protect against. Bundle up!”

The mainstream media will certainly jump on that one.

Martin

-18 F here this morning. touched 3 F during day and dropping again.

The Friendly Grizzly | December 29, 2017 at 3:19 pm

Here in the northeast tip of Tennessee, it is slated to be snowy and single-digit (Fahrenheit) temperatures by Sunday.

Gads…

I’m leaving for Palm Springs to pick up a car I bought; I leave 6AM Tuesday morning. Snow and 3 deg F! The real irony? The car is a convertible!

Yes, I will have the top up when I come home. :-{)}}}

according to a mathematical model of the Sun’s magnetic energy.

This might be a good time for a little reminder from the world of techno-geeks—

All models are wrong. Some models are useful.”

No sympathy guys…. got a great pic of the temp sign at Fred Meyers in Fairbanks a few years back…. -62F. Enjoy your heat wave.

Religions take a long to to die….

Leslie Eastman: The less heat we get from the sun, the colder the Earth gets.

Cold spell in North America

    Barry in reply to Zachriel. | December 31, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Ooh, the weather channel. Gods of global wormening. All Gore, high priestess.

    Heat doesn’t come from the sun. It comes from some mystical commie apparatus.

    besides being a paid commie, you are a dupe.

      Barry: Heat doesn’t come from the sun.

      Heat does come from the sun, and the greenhouse effect tends to keep that heat near the surface. Without the greenhouse effect, the Earth’s surface would be a chilly -18°C rather than the balmy +15°C that it is.

        Barry in reply to Zachriel. | December 31, 2017 at 6:19 pm

        Thanks for the information commie dumbass. Tell us something we don’t know, brainiac.

        Your dumber than a damn brick. Just a prog parrot repeating the religious talking points. An uneducated hick taken in by the commie slave masters.

        Miserable wretch.

I just had a Pauline Kael moment, when I realized that, as a long-time New Yorker, I don’t know anyone who does the Times Square thing, or who would ever consider doing so. I don’t even understand why anyone would want to. And yet every year 2 million people do it. They can’t all be tourists. Of this city’s 8 million inhabitants, at least 10% do this every year, and yet I don’t know any of them.

    Barry in reply to Milhouse. | December 31, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    “I don’t even understand why anyone would want to.”

    Me either. But I know multiple people that have flown into NYC just to do it. Beats me. A “thing” I guess.

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