Friday, April 6, 2018

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas.... in April

Yes it is! 

We awoke, this morning, April 6/2018 to a snowfall. At nearly 11:00 am, it's continuing to snow- Temps are hovering right at freezing 0 Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit. Seasonal norms are 52 F or  11-12 Celsius. March came in like a lion and left like a lion. April snow may yet bring May flowers? 

But, baby, it's cold outside!


Spring has decidedly not sprung in the US, (or in Canada for that matter?) where a cold snap in the Midwest and Northeast is set to break records for April weather.
The upper Midwest was blasted with cold air on Thursday, where temperatures dropped into the teens and lower, according to the National Weather Service. Cities such as St Cloud, Minnesota and Madison, Wisconsin saw daily record lows, with temperatures in St Cloud reaching as low as 0F(-18C). Snow was also expected in the region.
The worst of the weather, however, was scheduled to hit the area on Friday, before moving towards the Northeast. Friday was set to be the coldest April day ever recorded in Minneapolis, Minnesota, according to meteorologist Ryan Maue.
“What a lovely winter we're having this spring,” the National Weather Service tweeted jokingly on Thursday. “Here's the SNOW FORECAST for Today-Saturday.”
The US has already broken cold-weather records this year, ringing in 2018 with the coldest-ever first week of the year in many places. Early January saw record lows in the Upper Midwest, Great Lakes, Appalachians, and much of New England, including a low of -27F(-33C) in Sioux City, Iowa, and -47F(-44C) in Hettinger, North Dakota.
The cold spell was responsible for at least 18 deaths over the week, according to officials

Cold, Wet Weather Will Continue to Slow Down Corn Planting

If it was warmer  aka normal the corn planting would not have to slow down

 Cold weather sees biggest drop in construction since 2009

 If it was warmer aka usual construction would be advancing

It does seem as if the cold weather is affecting the economy... but let's not talk about it.

 Let's obfuscate the AGW theory with a rebrand and a new interactive perception managing atlas of "climate change"  for the mindless in Canada in order to demonize carbon which is life. While guilting/ shaming us all for daring to live

An ambitious new mapping project gives Canadians a chance to peer into the near future and visualize just how hot a warming climate could make their own backyards over the next 80 years.

The atlas includes documentaries of how Canadians are trying to adjust to present-day effects of global warming and a robust interactive map that lets users zoom down on any one of 2,000 towns or cities across the country to see how climate change is likely to change local landscapes between now and the end of the century.
Yes, documentaries to convince us it's warming. Rather then believe what's ongoing outside our windows and doors

Additionally we can speculate and wildly so, well into the future..

It's cold today. It's been getting cooler where I live since the early 2000's - I've written plenty about it for years now. Documenting the cold.

Calgary weather: Calm and cold with flurries or perhaps, more

 PS: I still have snow tires on my car.
 How is it where you live? I'm in southern Ontario (as I've stated previously) between two lakes- above the escarpment (all of which factor into my specific micro climate)

Including some Bertrand Russell (The Impact of Science on Society ) quotes:

"It may be hoped that in time anybody will be able to persuade anybody of anything if he can catch the patient young and is provided by the State with money and equipment."

"The social psychologists of the future will have a number of classes of school children on whom they will try different methods of producing an unshakable conviction that snow is black. Various results will soon be arrived at. First, that the influence of home is obstructive. Second, that not much can be done unless indoctrination begins before the age of ten. Third, that verses set to music and repeatedly intoned are very effective. Fourth, that the opinion that snow is white must be held to show a morbid taste for eccentricity. . . . It is for future scientists to make these maxims precise and discover exactly how much it costs per head to make children believe that snow is black, and how much less it would cost to make them believe it is dark gray"


  1. Yes in my part of Calif. we have received .40 of rain so far and that a lot here near Tracy, Calif. It's raining at 8000 feet and above so places like Reno, Nev will be flooding tomorrow if not sooner. Lake Tahoe was at rim last weekend and with the rain melting the snow it look out below. The dams above me have been dumping water for 2 weeks so the rivers are running high and hopefully it will stop raining Monday.

    1. safe to say the drought has ended then?
      From what I've read and what you are saying it seems so!

  2. When governments solution to Climate Change is Carbon taxation, instead of going after the polluters at source, you know you are being 'misdirected'. According to Greenpeace the Alberta Tar Sands emit more CO2 than all cars in Canada combined. If Trudeau was legitimately concerned about Climate Change he would not be pushing Oil & Gas and spending $280 Million on a study as to how to improve that sector.

    1. Anonymous- big Oil was always on board with the carbon agenda- I wrote about this years ago...

      I shall read the link, thanks
      And beware Green Peace- just an fyi

  3. The other news was Yosemite is closed until the storms have pasted. There will be a lot of roads closed due mud slides and flooding.

  4. I'm sure the (((US Treasury))) Dept will blame Russia and slap on some more sanctions.

    1. Well they did call the cold that hit UK the "siberian blast" rather then an Arctic blast- so yah, blame Russia meme dropping

    2. I'm blaming Russia and China for the weather in Calif. We sure needed this and the drought is over now but it wasn't until this came our way.

    3. So, jo, is it safe to say your appreciative of Russia and China bringing rain to California ;)

  5. Definitely getting colder here in the UK. It's April and still pouring down with rain almost every day. And it was snowing in Feb/March and I have never seen it done so!
    A few interesting articles to check out:

    Hope you are doing well!

    1. I'm good Ally! Was thinking about you and your school etc.,

      I saw by the news it was cooler in UK- much cooler
      and I will look at the links, thanks so much!

      they both look quite intriguing!

    2. Yep, just a few months left and then I am out for good! Anyway, I have just deleted my Instagram account and will soon probably delete my FB too. It is really ruining people's lives. Have seen friend's accounts being hacked into/pictures stolen and used on other sites. No one wants to socialise with anyone anymore; we are constantly on our phones, not to mention being watched too. Unfortunately, I have noticed that I am guilty of this too and I have become more conscious of how addicted I have become to social media.

  6. oh and it's snowing again- we had a brief warm up- like 3C
    and as it's cooling the snow is falling - hurray/not!