This has just been the weirdest winter here- it seems to snow almost every other day, but it never amounts to anything. Tonight we had another inch or so, so there is a light covering again this morning, and it is still coming down. The weirdest thing is that looking outside, it looks like that kind of tiny snow that just keeps coming for ever and ever (not the big fluffy stuff that only lasts for an hour that looks like those little ornaments you shake).
But here is the weirdest part. I see the snow coming down, I see the sky, but none of the radar at wunderground or weather.com is showing anything. Not sure what is going on, but one of my friends last week told me we were supposed to get a massive snow today (I believe her exact phrase was a “tornado snowstorm”), but again, just not seeing anything on the radar.
maxbaer (not the original)
We’ve got plenty in northern NY, if you’d like some. I’m not griping, though. Spring is around the corner, no matter what the rodent says. And besides, I have power unlike those poor bastards in Kentucky.
It snowed here in the UK yesterday. Not that anyone really noticed.
(Seriously, what a bunch of pantywaists.)
Via Washington Monthly, fresh from his stint as a war correspondent, Joe the Plumber will be advising Republican congressional aides on the stimulus package.
It’s because it would defeat the purpose of their "Global Warming Theory" if the scientists at Wunderground and Weather.com showed it snowing or reminded people it was cold somewhere.
Rick, I thought you were linking to a joke. I mean, TECHNICALLY, he’s a joke – but this is just not funny any more.
We were just a few inches short of a record monthly amount of snow here in Cleveland for January, and more on the way today. We have had something like only 3 days above freezing since January 1.
Bob Herbert agrees with you that the stimulus package should be about infrastructure, and further argues the current proposal is inadequate.
Speaking of global-warming-that-doesn’t-exist-because-Rush-says-so, it’s been in the 70s here in central Texas lately (normal 55), which is retarded even by the standards of Texas weather.
@Michael D.: Rick, I thought you were linking to a joke.
We’re getting that weird snowfall in SW Ohio, too. Fits and starts of snow, little accumulation. Last week it finally got itself together and we got about 6 inches on the ground. With a nifty half inch layer of ice in between.
The worst part is our local weather people. They hype up every weather front like it’s the Last Coming and panic people into thinking it’s the Blizzard of Ought Six. Then we get a dusting and it’s over.
Maybe its radioactive fallout. Invisy to the Dopplar.
kommrade reproductive vigor
Send it this way. If its going to be cold we may as well have something to look at while we freeze.
I assume CWG stands for Cretins Wanking & Groping.
Christ, maybe Canada will lend us a political party.
@kommrade reproductive vigor:
Trust me. You don’t want any of them either right now.
Scott the Weatherman
In case you actually want to know with really light snow or rain showers because of the size of the droplets or thickness of the clouds the Doppler can "miss" the precip.
Hell, you’re aiming waaay too high. I would settle for a ringer brought in from Italy.
(Thinks about that for a second)
Ok, maybe not. Portugal, perhaps?
[edit: both me an’ Michael D. like to ellipse out Jebus, apparently. Telling.]
snow is nature’s way of making chocolate gelato on WVs highways.
Bob In Pacifica
Nothing but warm, sunny weather out here in Northern Cali, which means that there’ll be water rationing out here soon. "If it’s yellow it’s mellow, if it’s brown flush it down." (Sorry, Rev. Lowery, California was rhyming colors back in the seventies.)
We need a month’s worth of gully-washers about now.
@Michael D.: Huh? I didn’t think I would find anyone here that didn’t understand the difference between weather and climate, or I am just missing the snark because the coffee hasn’t kicked in yet?
Snow here in NC this morning too. Barely a dusting on the rooftops and the cars. It won’t last the day I think.
Not over here in western NC. Clear and cold as frack. Icy, for sure. Blue sky, light breeze…gorgeous. I get to drive up into the mountains a spell. I heart my "commute".
I don’t think I’ve gone on record with my love for WNC weather this week.
Weather.com is owned by algore and they don’t want you to think it’s snowing because that would disprove global warming.
South of I-10
No snow here, probably not for another 10 years. I was searching for Kermit Ruffins on youtube the other day and found this video from the snow day in New Orleans. What a great moment, wish I could have seen it.
"And if it’s green, check yo spleen".
There is nothing on earth more magical to me than falling snow. Every time it begins to fall I experience a rush of joy, excitement, and some kind of deep peace.
Perhaps these emotions are related to genetic memories connecting me to the lands of my Northern European/Germanic ancestors.
But basically, I really love snow. While most people are bitching and whining about a storm, I’m dancing in the white stuff, arms outstretched, welcoming those billions of little white bastards to the earth.
John, you’re moderating my comments again.
Why oh why do you hate me?
My link to Washington Monthly didn’t work; I’m trying again. Steve Benen put it succinctly:
What more is there to say?
can we get a "Tunch in snow" pic?
I don’t know what you are looking at John, but this link shows plenty of atmospheric activity over WV.
We have no weather reporting worth a crap around here, I do my own forecasting using NOAA and their extensive web site. I can even out-predict them using their own data. They use Google Map so you can drill right down to your property for a spot forecast. One huge asset is the Oregon Department of Transportation web site. They have weather stations and cameras all over the state so I can check weather and traffic conditions as of that minute. Combined with the NOAA data I get great weather predictions for home and travel.
NOAA, we pay for it. Use it!
Here in Cincy, it’s snowing again and we’re expected to get three more inches of the stuff on top of the icy, snowy mess that’s been on the ground for a week now.
Weird winter indeed…. but at least this snowfall is showing up on the radar.
More snow here too, so I got to go home from work early today! Yay!
I’m getting really fracking sick of wearing winter boots and thick socks, though. My pretty shoes are languishing in the closet, all forlorn.
Cool snow in London yesterday.
Third Eye Open
Low sixties with sub-freezing nights in N. Florida.
No snow…but a nice dusting of tree-sperm has left my car a lovely shade of yellow
Got a lake nearby? I’ve seen that effect (really really localized lake effect) off our pond. Really tiny light-weight bits that would be way too low for the radar to pick up. The lowest radar angle on wunderground is .5 degrees. At forty miles from the radar it’s only registering about four tenths of a mile high, at least.