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If you've been listening to the news, you know that meteorologists are barely able to contain themselves over the glory of the storm currently pummeling most of the US. Here's what it looks like from space:


Click the image to see the WIRED story.

Meteorologists predict that the storm will bury snowfall records across the Midwest. In the East, it’s expected to deliver ice storms that could cause $1 billion in damage. It’s the latest in a string of storms fitting a pattern predicted by climate scientists. As the world warms up, the air can hold more moisture, loading storm systems with more water that’s ultimately dumped back onto the Earth.

Yes, global warming = more dramatic winter weather! It's a wild, wild world. And exciting! SNOWPOCALYPSE FOR ALL!

Chris

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mckitterick
Feb. 1st, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know what you mean! I haven't checked Facebook today, but I'd bet any amount of buckies that the wingnut global-warming deniers are posting nonsense like, "Here's 'global warming' for you, Al Gore lovers!"

Gah.

Edited at 2011-02-01 08:20 pm (UTC)
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(no title) - mckitterick - Feb. 1st, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
clevermanka
Feb. 1st, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
Can we please move to Arizona?
mckitterick
Feb. 1st, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha! I see that it's not snowing much out there.
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normalcyispasse
Feb. 1st, 2011 08:22 pm (UTC)
No Snowpocalypse here, thanks. I rather enjoyed riding the Speed Triple to the gym today.
mckitterick
Feb. 1st, 2011 11:42 pm (UTC)
BASTARD!

Me, I shoveled the snow out from around my parked & bagged Vespa, parked on the front stoop under the eaves, several feet away and eight inches up from the sidewalk. Rather, BURIED IN A GIANT DRIFT, I mean.

Have you ever posted photos of said Trip? I don't recall seeing any and I wanna!
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mckitterick
Feb. 1st, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
It's gotten much less snowy here, which means it's just sorta dumping on us. *sigh*
indigodreamer
Feb. 1st, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC)
That is a spectacular image; thanks for sharing!
mckitterick
Feb. 1st, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
I love NASA's Mission to Earth!
m_danson
Feb. 1st, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
Ottawa
Nothing going on here yet. Sun and partial cloud.

..oh... and -25C wind chill tonight.

Edited at 2011-02-01 09:13 pm (UTC)
mckitterick
Feb. 1st, 2011 11:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Ottawa
Whoah, that's some coldness. It'll be in the teens below zero Fahrenheit here - about the same, I think!
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dragonet2
Feb. 1st, 2011 09:46 pm (UTC)
That's why when I talk about
global climate change, I prefer not to use global warming. A better term would be global weather weirdness.
mckitterick
Feb. 1st, 2011 11:45 pm (UTC)
Re: That's why when I talk about
Sure, that's more descriptive! Though it's due to the Earth's climate gaining energy, e.g. heating up.
holyoutlaw
Feb. 1st, 2011 11:06 pm (UTC)
"good lord" was my original reaction.

Sunny and cold (for Seattle) here.
mckitterick
Feb. 1st, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
"Cold" here means currently 16°F or -4°F with windchill.

Oh, and blowing, drifting snow as it still dumps down....
bammba_m
Feb. 2nd, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
Okay, so I know that's a picture of a super-impressive mega storm and it's filled with awesome.

But a tiny voice in my head thinks it looks like the US's angry ex-girlfriend has erased his picture from the globe.
mckitterick
Feb. 2nd, 2011 12:05 am (UTC)

LOL!

dotar_sojat
Feb. 2nd, 2011 02:02 am (UTC)
We have hunkered down in the house, with a fire, and some books, and some wine. And although we didn't lose power, we went ahead and broke out the camping gear and cooked chicken pot pies over the fire. Had this been a real emergancy we would have rocked it!
mckitterick
Feb. 2nd, 2011 02:03 am (UTC)
That's awesome! After I did a bunch of teaching-related work, we gobbled fresh beef stew and watched a movie.
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