It is nearly mid-February. Whatever happened to early spring??
It is still bitterly cold in Eurasia which has had the longest winter in a generation (starting since end of October).
And in North America, cities like Boston are about to set snow records.
No wonder Al Gore has so many beach properties and gladly accepts $100 million in personal profit from fossil fuel giant Qatar. It is clear that he does not actually believe in the warmist garbage that made him a billion dollar fortune.
AGW is a JOKE!!
What global warming? The blizzard of February 2013 would likely be BIGGER than the blizzard of 1978. Many cities and towns like Boston are going to get SNOW RECORDS!!
Big Storm and Its Disruptions Descend on the Northeast
Mammoth winter storm descended on the Northeast Friday night, bringing with it whipping winds and snowfall that forecasters said could set records in many places.
Cars lined up outside a gas station in Queens on Friday.
As the temperatures across the region dropped, roads became increasingly treacherous and utility companies moved thousands of crews into place to deal with the possibility of widespread power outages.
Throughout the day, which for many was a rainy sloshy mess, people rushed to stores to stock up on supplies, drivers lined up at gas stations to fill their tanks and local authorities from New York City to Maine activated their plans to battle the snow as it began to pile up.
With the storm moving up the East and the worst weather not expected until Friday night, Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts took the unusual step of banning all cars from the roads in the state starting at 4 p.m. The governor of Connecticut, Dannel P. Malloy, also ordered all but emergency vehicles off the state's highways.
States of emergency were declared in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Islande, Connecticut and a limited state of emergency in Maine.
Thousands of flights out of New York and Boston airports were grounded, and the authorities expected air travel to ground to a halt by nightfall.
Amtrak announced that beginning early Friday afternoon it would suspend northbound service out of Pennsylvania Station in New York and southbound service out of Boston.
For those who did not heed warnings to stay home from work, the evening commute promised to be a messy affair.
In Massachusetts, Governor Patrick said at a 12:30 news conference that the storm was going to be every bit as bad as predicted.
"Two or three feet of snow is a profoundly different kind of storm than we have dealt with," the governor said from the state's emergency bunker in Framingham. Officials recalled only one previous driving ban, in the aftermath of the blizzard of 1978. The penalty for violating the traffic ban is up to one year in prison and a fine.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York said the storm was "reasonably unpredictable" but warned that heavier snow was due to arrive by late Friday night.
"Stay off the city streets, stay out of your cars and stay in your homes," Mr. Bloomberg said. With reports of long lines at gas stations and scattered reports that some were running out of fuel, the mayor said people should not "panic buy" gas since there was no expectation that there would be a disruption in supply.
The memory of Hurricane Sandy seemed to be fresh on many people's minds as store shelves emptied of food and supplies and gas stations started running out of gas.
Still, despite pleas from public officials for people to stay home from work if possible on Friday, many kept to their usual morning commute, anticipating that they could get home before the worst of the storm was expected to hit.
To help commuters beat the snow, New York transit officials announced increased bus and train service in the afternoon.
The latest forecasts continued to call for a powerful storm. In New York City, for most of the day there was a mix of rain, snow and sleet. As night fell, a rush of cold air filtered back into the region, turning the rain back to snow.
"From then things go downhill pretty quickly," said Tim Morrin, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service based in Long Island. The winds will pick up throughout the night the snow will fall faster, he said.
In New England, the storm was also growing stronger as evening fell. Because the area has not had rain, the total snowfalls are expected to be greater.
"The worst conditions will be after dark and overnight," Mr. Morrin said. "We don't want to have folks get complacent seeing the rain and the just wet streets."
Governor Malloy of Connecticut said at a noon news conference that people should not wait for conditions to worsen.
"If you are not already on the road to get home, you should be," he said.
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PS: To AGW maniacs who still believe in their warmist religion, don't expect any response from myself to your rants. The above is a statement of fact. No amount of your preconceptual rationaliziation of "interpreting" facts to your religious faith of AGW junkscience is going to change that. But hey, keep behaving like Christian priests who constantly "fit" facts to God.
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