Nonsensical

After looking at historical weather patterns carefully, how anyone can say that our “crazy cold November is a result of global warming” with a serious expression is beyond me. As Joe Bastardi said in a recent article, those that try to point to global warming are counting on the fact that people have short weather memories. Here is a clip from Joe’s article:

The global warming argument is not “settled science.” The fact that the globe overall has leveled off and in the past 10 years cooled some, along with myriads of other indicators, show that.

Past 10 years:

What’s amazing is that we have seen winters become more like they were when the Pacific was colder in the ’60s and ’70s, and the actual global temps cool a slight bit, but then we find people that have the audacity to blame warming when it’s actually level, or cooling!

To read Joe’s article in its entirety, CLICK HERE while you toss another yule log on the fire.

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Forget Traveling East

Driving anywhere east on this day before Thanksgiving is NOT a good idea now that the snowstorm has begun. It’s a wide swath of heavy, wet snow as of late morning Wednesday:

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A clipper will mean snow showers for NEOhio on Thanksgiving with local cosmetic coatings of up to an inch in places, but nowhere near the travel headaches of places to our east today.

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Cold SNOW-vember

 

Remember to order your Christmas novel soon. Journal entries from danny Rice in the fictional town of Pilaf, Ohio, begin on November 23rd. You can CLICK HERE for the book and CLICK HERE for the Kindle download.

 

 

 

The last ten days has done quite the job of pulling down the November temperature departure, now at almost 9° below normal.

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With skies clearing out in most areas today, you could see the extent of the snowpack on the visible satellite today. Over two-thirds of Ohio has snow on the ground.

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Across the lower 48 states, the November 21 coverage at 31.4% is the greatest snowfall extent ever seen since satellite images have been keeping track of this parameter. This sure looks like a trend int he upward direction.

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Crazy Lake Effect

 

Remember to order your Christmas novel soon. Journal entries from danny Rice in the fictional town of Pilaf, Ohio, begin on November 23rd. You can CLICK HERE for the book and CLICK HERE for the Kindle download.

 

 

 

Anyone younger than 45 years of age and who lives in western New York (south of Buffalo) can honestly say that they have never seen anything quite like this. However, those who are old enough to remember the winter of 1976-1977 and 1977-1978 will tell you that they’ve been through this before. The conditions don’t combine perfectly like this very often, but they will every few decades.

Take a look at the timelapse taken by Alfonzo Cutaia’s iPhone6 on the top of one of Buffalo’s high-rise office buildings. You can see the auto-convective nature of the air rising off the lake to form the narrow band of very heavy lake-effect snow:

Here are a few amazing photos snapped in the last 24 hours:

The lake effect band as seen at night from an aircraft on approach to Buffalo Airport.

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The view after opening a garage door.

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Cheektowaga, NY

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Lackawana, NY

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Another round of lake effect on Thursday and Friday is likely to add 12-24″ on top of the 60″+ already received.

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Record-Setting COLD

 

Remember to order your Christmas novel soon. Journal entries from danny Rice in the fictional town of Pilaf, Ohio, begin on November 23rd. You can CLICK HERE for the book and CLICK HERE for the Kindle download.

 

 

 

The coldest mid-November air in decades is in the process of invading the Ohio Valley. How cold is it? We will be close to the records established for November 18th in 1959 (10°F in Cleveland; 9° in Akron-Canton). Computer models show record or near-record cold on Tuesday morning at 8 AM:

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Despite inland sunshine Tuesday, temperatures will have a difficult time getting out of the teens:

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Then there is the band of heavy lake-effect snow that will likely bury the extreme lakeshore (along I-90, north) from Painesville to Dunkirk, NY. Some computer models are grinding out 2 feet of snow between Monday night and Wednesday morning.

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This is the simulated radar for noon Tuesday. Note how close to the lakeshore the heavy band stays. That means that Chardon, Jefferson and other inland snowbelt locations will not see much snow compared to the lakeshore.

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Cleveland is now running almost 6°F colder than normal for the month so far. Those averages will plummet this week.

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