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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-07-07 12:50 AM
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"An UNPRECEDENTED Weather Pattern" (Henry Margusity of Accu-Weather)
This is from a blog page by Accu-Weather's Henry Margusity. It is noteworthy for two reasons.

First, the Easter snowstorm is extremely unusual. I can remember several years when we were having temperatures in the 80s during the first half of April.

Second, Margusity says "I would think all the Global Warming folks might be eating crow ..." It is amazing that AGW denialism is still embraced by so many professional meteorologists, including fellow Accu-Weather weathermen Joe "only $25 a month!" Bastardi and honcho Elliott "abolish the NWS and pay us, instead!" Abrams.

Indeed, Margusity -- who is an excellent weather forecaster otherwise -- is unaware of the fact that while AGW causes only small increases in temperature, it causes a remarkable increase in extreme weather and changes in long-range patterns and "teleconnections" of the type that have become much more common since the 1980s.

I can understand the mugwumps at Accu-Weather being Republicans, even Bushistas. But they cite the "evidence, Occam, and peer review" canon so frequently that their attitude posing on AGW and climate change is ... amazing.

But then again, I'm just one of those loony libbruls.


An UNPRECEDENTED Weather Pattern
Friday, April 06, 2007

THE COLD WILL STICK AROUND WAY TOO LONG FOR ME, AND THAT MEANS MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR SNOW...

This is truly an unprecedented weather event going on before our eyes. I would think all the Global Warming folks might be eating crow, but then again, it's really just an extreme shift in the jet stream causing the problem.

Now, what I mean about unprecedented is this...Since 1982, I cannot recall a snowstorm that hit Virginia and the Delmarva like the one that will hit tonight. If someone gets 8 inches or more of snow, I will not be surprised. You can see by the snow map below from the official AccuWeather.com web site that many areas are going to have 3-6 inches of snow. Even the the boardwalks from Atlantic City to Cape May will have snow tonight and Saturday morning. Can you imagine that, snow on the beaches of South Jersey this time of the year?

The next unprecedented event will be across Texas where sleet and snow will mix into the rain all the way into east-central Texas. The Panhandle, which is normally dealing with tornadoes this time of the year will have "snownadoes" with up to 3-6 inches. Wow, that is amazing...

(more at link)

Okay, so he's a good weatherman ...

--p!
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-07-07 12:54 AM
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1. Why do they ALWAYS say that same dumb line...
every time there's a late snow, global warming is brought up so they can chuckle about it. Idiots.

They are the same type who say "I didn't evolve from a monkey" when the subject of evolution comes up. :eyes:
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-08-07 02:32 PM
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7. I had to listen to this from my neighbors this morning, after yesterday's weather.
Oh, and did you hear, there's global warming on Mars! Don't think there are any SUVs there! Wink wink! nudge nudge!

:banghead:
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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-07-07 12:54 AM
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2. Extremes will become the norm under global warming
Again, Arizona is down 80% in precipitation.
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-07-07 01:59 AM
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3. Yeah, we'll be down to half a year of summer, and half a year of winter, it would seem.
Spring and autumn, all done in a blink.
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unhappycamper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-07-07 07:22 AM
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4. It appears Accuweather is revive the privatization push.
To refresh your memory, Tricky Ricky Santorum introduced the National Weather Services Duties Act of 2005.

<SNIP>

(b) COMPETITION WITH PRIVATE SECTOR- The Secretary of Commerce shall not provide, or assist other entities in providing, a product or service (other than a product or service described in subsection (a)(1)) that is or could be provided by the private sector unless--


<SNIP>

(d) PROHIBITION ON CERTAIN DISCLOSURES- An officer, employee, or agent of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Weather Service, or any other department or agency of the United States who by reason of that status comes into possession of any weather data, information, guidance, forecast, or warning that might influence or affect the market value of any product, service, commodity, tradable, or business may not--
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LiberalFighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-07-07 08:08 AM
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5. They should make sure to get a video of that snownado
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screembloodymurder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-08-07 02:10 PM
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6. No real weatherman could be so ignorant.
They teach this stuff in SoYouWanttobeaWeatherman 101.
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