That Was the Winter That Was

Winter, although technically gone, still has some bite. You are not out of the woods yet. We have had 12+ inch snow storms in April. I won't declare it to be over until May.

Posted by Fat Man at March 27, 2014 2:47 PM

Our "Winter" just west of Rapid City started on 3-4 Oct with a blizzard and 36in of heavy, wet snow that killed over 30K head of cattle & bison in SW SD/panhandle of NE. It was crippling to ranchers hereabouts. We lost power for 72 hours. That followed our last snowstorm in midApril 2013. (That's 5.5 months between snowstorms. Think about that.) I've moved more snow, just this season, than I can remember, since moving out here from Virginia in 2009. But this is "flyover country" and I could _never_ go back. Thank God we moved. Oh! Thank God!! (McAuliffe & Co. & ClintonMachine be damned.)


Posted by dhmosquito at March 27, 2014 4:24 PM

I'n not sure how much more of this global warming I can handle.

Posted by Grizzly at March 27, 2014 5:35 PM

We don't know it now, but when we look back 50~100 years from now, we will regard 2014 as the start of the next Ice Age. It's been happening since the world was new; 100-120 thousand years of ice, 10-15 thousand years of warm. Over and over again.

The current warm period started about 13,000 years ago. We're due. Winter is coming and all that nonsense about CO2 will not stop it.

There will be an El Nino later this year that will get all the Global Warming boys fired up, but after that, the temp always falls. Expect a few decades of cold at the very best.

Posted by SteveS at March 27, 2014 7:46 PM

Reminds me a lot of some of the winters in the 70s. Buffalo was often closed by snow. I landed there one day and it looked like we were landing on a glacier. The runway was just an icy streak in the snow. It appears we are heading back into a few such winters.

Posted by Jimmy J. at March 27, 2014 10:22 PM

I remember those winters in the 1970s. Buffalo got over 200 inches of snow one year, if memory serves, and people were shoveling snow off of their roofs so that the roofs wouldn't collapse.

Equinox to equinox, this past extended winter was the coldest in 102 years. But I know that the next hot day will lead to more global warming horror stories. I swear that if St. Louis were being ground to dust under a mile thick glacier, these idiots would still be screaming about global warming.

Posted by physics geek at March 28, 2014 7:17 AM

But don't forget, the UN just declared this to be the 6th WARMEST winter on record.

It's not that the climate models are wrong, it's the planet that's wrong.

Posted by Bla at March 28, 2014 9:44 AM