Jun 02 19:19

New Mexico, Colorado wildfires force hundreds to evacuate

Wildfires stoked by low humidity and high temperatures raged on Saturday in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, threatening nearly 1,900 homes and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of residents from remote communities, fire officials said.

Jun 01 05:52

K?lauea update: Mandatory evacuations have been enacted, those who stay will be arrested, officials warn

Lava flowing from K?lauea has prompted Hawaii officials to issue a mandatory evacuation order on Thursday for a portion of Leilani Estates.

May 30 11:00

Puna Geothermal Venture: An update after the lava struck

A big hat tip goes out to all of the emergency responders working in Hawaii.

Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) has been a hot topic over the past week after Civil Defense whistle-blowers sent text messages warning their friends and family notifying them that lava may overtake the plant which could cause a massive explosion.

May 28 05:26

Lava at Puma geothermal plant covers at least one wellhead

Lava has penetrated the property line at Puna Geothermal Venture and has covered at least one wellhead at the site, officials say. Lava is expected to cover over more of the plant’s wells over the next few days but no one knows for sure what will happen.

May 26 07:36

Big Island roads become inaccessible, small explosion detected as lava flow enters ocean

While the United States Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program maintains that it’s still safe for travelers to visit the Big Island — exploring the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is off limits as vital roadways and other structures have been either incinerated or blocked off by Madam Pele, the Goddess of Fire.

May 25 10:01

IN PHOTOS: Newfoundland digs out of more than 30cm of snow on May 24 – and there’s more to come

Residents in Newfoundland are digging out from a late spring snowstorm, with some areas buried under at least 30 centimetres of snow on May 24.

Environment Canada had issued snowfall warnings for several communities in the coastal province, including Gander and Grand Falls, while more than 30 centimetres of snow had already dumped on the region.

Bonavista Peninsula and Clarenville-area remained under a special weather statement Thursday and dozens of schools had postponed the start of classes as a result of the weather.

May 24 09:00

Flash floods hit Paris, intense hailstorm leaves serious crop loss, France

A severe storm swept over French capital Paris on May 22, 2018, flooding streets and Metro stations. Just a few days ago, intense hailstorm further south in Vaucluse destroyed almost a year's worth of Luberon cherry tree crops.

The capital's streets looked more like rivers and stairwells like waterfalls, The Connexion reports. Areas in the north and the west of the city are said to be the most affected.

Heavy rain was accompanied by an intense hailstorm, leaving some parts of the city under a significant amount of ice.

May 22 07:12

Big Island: Lava flow nears geothermal plant in Puna as National Guard troop presence increases

National Guard presence on the island is high as molten lava has made its way within a few hundred yards of Puna Geothermal Venture (PGV) power plant which government insiders have already warned may explode.

May 19 22:48


Excuse the global warming crap!

Volcanic activity, is an example of a non-anthropogenic source of international pollutions. Volcanic eruptions release large quantities of greenhouse gases and other aerosols into the atmosphere, these gases form massive clouds which accumulate in the atmosphere; this process is referred to as outgassing or offgassing In addition to magma particulates, known as ash or pyroclastic flow, volcanic eruptions release water vapor(H20), carbon dioxide(CO2), sulphur dioxide(SO2), hydrogen sulfide(H2S), carbon monoxide(CO), hydrogen chloride(HCl), and hydrogen fluoride(HF) into the atmosphere.

Figure 3 – Volcanic gas composition (USGS, 2010)
Tectonic Style
Temperature Kilauea Summit
Hot Spot

May 18 08:27

Leading university embroiled in major research scandal

A leading university has become embroiled in a major research scandal, after an inquiry found that scientific papers were doctored over an eleven year period.

Professor David Latchman, Master of Birkbeck and one of the country’s top geneticists, is accused of “recklessness” by allowing research fraud to take place under his watch at University College London’s (UCL) Institute of Child Health.

UCL launched a formal investigation after a whistleblower made allegations of research fraud in dozens papers published by scientists at the Institute.

May 17 16:11

USGS warns explosive eruption at Kilauea volcano likely, red aviation code issued

The Unites States Geological Survey (USGS) warns that an explosive eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano may be imminent due to the fact that the volcano’s lava lake is lowering to a point where it will soon interact with the water table below.

May 17 10:28

Several Feet of Snow in Europe, Late May

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Gosh darn that human-caused global warming!

May 17 10:16

Climate shock: Earth’s orbit has influenced climate fluctuations for 215 million years

A CLIMATE study published this week threatens to radically change the way we understand the causes of changes in global climates and how we could be caught in a 405,000-year-long cycle of shifting climate.

A team of scientists studying ancient rocks in the arid Arizona desert believe Earth’s orbit plays a vital role in cyclical climate changes.

Although astrophysicists have long toyed with the idea celestial movements affect Earth’s climate, the study’s authors may have just produced the first concrete evidence.

The scientists now think the gravitational forces of Venus and Jupiter shift Earth’s round orbit into a more elliptical one in a regular cycle.

May 15 11:14

Climate Scientist Dr. Judith Curry Tells Tucker | ‘The Models Are Wrong, Global Warming Alarmists Exaggerated The Data’

Excellent hit from last night. I always love Judith Curry for telling the truth.


May 15 10:31

Historic flooding hits British Columbia after record snowpack starts melting, Canada

Record snowpack, temperatures as high as 30 °C (86 °F) and 2 days of intense rain have caused historic floods in parts of British Columbia over the past couple of days. In Grand Forks, the flood is worst since 1948. Things are not over yet, officials said, warning that second wave of floods is expected mid-week.

Major flooding hit British Columbia on May 10, 2018, forcing about 4 000 people to evacuate their homes.

"The spring food season is upon us," BC Premier John Horgan said. "Heavy rainfall, warm weather and rapid snowmelt have triggered flood warnings and evacuations in the Interior. More than 4 000 British Columbians have been forced from their homes, while thousands more anxiously wait to see what rising flood waters will mean for their homes and their livelihoods."

May 15 08:58

What Can You And Yours Expect In A Grand Solar Minimum

William Stanley Jevons, probably the world’s first mathematical economist, observed that crop yields declined when sunspots were fewer. That makes sense as the sun’s radiance is crucial for raising plants. Piers Corbyn, one of the world’s best weathermen, has been telling us we are entering a mini Ice Age or Grand Solar Minimum where for some reason the sun produces less solar radiance thus cooling ever so slightly our planet. The most famous cooling period in modern history was called the Maunder Minimum which occurred from 1645 to 1715.

If we study the history and the science of these previous Minimums, what can we expect starting as early as 2019 according to Corbyn?

May 14 07:17

Fake scientist Bill Nye went from educating children to advocating their murder: He’s now speaking for Planned Parenthood and pushing population control

Keep in mind that this is the same Bill Nye who last summer participated in the making of a vulgar music video about “moist vaginas” and the “evolution” of humanity into “transgenderism.”

May 10 08:50

Intense hailstorm hits Rajouri district, Jammu and Kashmir, killing over 110 animals

Heavy rains and hailstorm hit Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, India, on May 9, 2018, trapping 10 families of a nomadic tribe on hills in the Thanamandi area and killing over 110 animals, mostly sheep and goats. The state government also said that standing crops spread over 100 hectares and over a dozen orchards were damaged.

The state administration launched a major operation to rescue the families trapped in the higher reaches of the area, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Rajouri, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, said, according to United News of India. All the members of the trapped Gujjar and Bakerwal tribes escaped unhurt and were subsequently rescued in a night-long operation.

There was no immediate report of any casualties, but over 110 small animals, mostly sheep, and goats, were killed in the hailstorm and rain, Choudhary said.

May 08 18:13

Heavy snowfall halts Kedarnath yatra, Badrinath and Hemkund also receives fresh snow

Kedarnath yatra was halted on Tuesday morning following continuous snowfall at the famous Himalayan shrine and adjoining areas since last midnight.

According to Mangesh Ghildiyal, district magistrate of Rudraprayag, the entire Kedar valley received around 3 inch of snowfall following which the pilgrims have been stopped to proceed ahead from Sonprayag.

May 08 18:13

Record snows in the Blackfoot drainage driving current Missoula flooding

While attention right now is on the flooding impacts along the Clark Fork River in Missoula, hydrologists have some of their focus much further upstream, where they're watching a record snowpack finally starting to melt.

Most of Missoula's flooding problems are starting in the high country of the Blackfoot drainage, where places like the Swan and the backside of the Mission Mountains are still buried in snow.

"The Bob Marshall Wilderness, the Mission Mountains, some of the mountains that are over along the Continental Divide, just still a lot of water left to come out of those," said National Weather Service Hydrologist Ray Nickless.

May 08 06:03

Phoenix tops out at 106 degrees, breaking 70-year-old record

Temperatures in Phoenix have reached a new high, breaking a 70-year-old record.

National Weather Service meteorologists say the desert city hit the 106-degree mark (41 degrees Celsius) just after noon.

May 08 05:53

Volcano eruption fears as almost 300 earthquakes rock Spanish holiday hotspot

The quakes have struck near Tenerife and Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands where there is a huge submarine fault between the two islands.

May 07 15:24

Climate skeptics more eco-friendly than global-warming alarmists: study

Al Gore has been accused of hypocrisy for talking the talk on climate change despite burning through fossil fuels at a rapid clip, but it turns out he’s not alone.

A study by Cornell and the University of Michigan researchers found that those “highly concerned” about climate change were less likely to engage in recycling and other eco-friendly behaviors than global-warming skeptics.

May 07 10:08

Everyone Knows That Trying To Control The Climate By Reducing CO2 Emissions Is A Joke

Everyone knows that trying to control the climate by reducing CO2 emissions is a joke -- or at least, everyone knows it who is not completely deluded by climate zealotry. But this is one of those jokes that you're not allowed to laugh at. Instead, you must listen to terribly earnest people telling you how desperately important this is to "save the planet," even as you know that the whole thing is completely preposterous and you are struggling to suppress uncontrolled snickering. Should you respond by making fun of them? If so -- and if you don't want to risk physical violence -- you had better do it in a way that they are too blinded to understand. Fortunately, this is much easier than you might think.

May 07 08:23

The latest left-wing ecological insanity: Clear-cutting forests to burn the trees for “green” energy

In the interest of stopping “global warming,” government officials in the United Kingdom have partnered with companies and governments in the state of Virginia to hack down large swaths of southern hardwood forest in order to create “biomass” energy for use across the pond.

Since continuing to burn native fossil fuels like coal won’t help the U.K. achieve its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, the country has decided to clear-cut entire forests here in the United States and burn all the wood that’s collected to generate electricity – and it’s calling this mass destruction of trees “green” energy.

May 05 09:58

Report: Brazil, Argentina and Australia sign contracts worth hundreds of billions of dollars to house displaced U.S. populace when Yellowstone supervolcano erupts

According to a recent report, the African National Congress (ANC) recently turned down a $10B a year disaster management plan offered by the United States to house American citizens who may become displaced in the event that the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts.

May 05 06:14

Hawaii volcano erupts, 410 earthquakes in past 24 hours, deadly toxic gas, residents left to fend for themselves

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted on Friday as 410 earthquakes struck the eastern region of the Big Island in the past 24 hours causing lava to flow and fissures to tear apart roads and subdivisions near Lailani Estates as authorities warn resident are on their own amid the release of deadly toxic gases.

May 04 10:08

When will it stop raining (or snowing, if you're in the mountains)?

It will be raining most of the morning. If you're heading west, be prepared for winter driving conditions along Interstate 70.

May 04 09:42

A Las Vegas snow day In May? Lee Canyon gets dusting

A spring day in Lee Canyon on Tuesday morning looked more like a snow day in mid-February.

Snow poured down over the ski operation that ended its snow season in April. The winter playground is now in transition to be prepped for summer activities.

Josh Bean, the director of mountain operations at Lee Canyon, said last year they saw about 160 inches of snow, the largest they've seen in a couple of decades.

May 03 10:32

The Midwest and Great Lakes just endured a historically cold April

The upper Midwest and Great Lakes states are known for their long, punishing winters. But an abnormally cold April made 2017-2018’s version seem endless.

Temperatures some 8 to 14 degrees below normal, averaged over the entire month, resulted in one of the most frigid Aprils on record in the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan.

Temperatures ranked among the top five coldest during the month in most locations in this region, including Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Des Moines and Chicago.

May 03 10:31

Ski Season Continues in the West with More Mountain Snows

Cold air and abundant moisture will lead to a round of heavy snow in the higher elevations across the West. Winter weather alerts extend from the Laramie Range in Wyoming to Big Bear in California. More than a foot may fall in the highest elevations, especially in the Rockies of Colorado.

May 03 10:31

Rain, snow and cool temperatures tease Arizona one last time

Snow was reported in Flagstaff and along Mogollon Rim communities, a surprising early May dusting, as well as in areas around the Tinder Fire northeast of Payson, where firefighters have been working to control the wildfire that has scorched more than 11,000 acres, scorched homes and forced evacuations.

May 03 10:30

Storm brings snow, chain control to San Bernardino Mountains

A cold weather system brought spring snow to the San Bernardino Mountains Wednesday, with chain controls announced for mountain highways north of the San Gorgonio Pass.

May 03 10:30

Flagstaff weather: Is snow in May unusual?

Flagstaff might get snow on Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service office there, the city has a decent chance — 46 percent, to be specific — of seeing snow on May 2.

Snow in May? Does that give Arizonans a crazy “this winter won’t end” story to swap with friends and family back East?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is another article that tries to downplay the late snow by saying it isn't all THAT unusual, but misses the point that the global warming hysterics were screaming snowfalls were a thing of the past back in 2000.

May 03 09:10

Global Warming Disorder is a Serious Mental Disease

One would not normally ignore a herd of stampeding elephants headed your way yet that is exactly what we are doing in terms of cold climate change, which is already overrunning Canada and great parts of the United States, Europe, Russia and parts of China.

It was the 20th of April and 90 percent of Canada was still covered with snow as was 25 percent of the continental United States. “We are in uncharted territory for winter snow remaining,” say meteorologist Jerry Shields. These are “historic numbers.” It is now May first and we are still having winter storms in the continental United States and freeze warnings for eastern KY and for parts of eastern Ohio and WV.

May 02 11:23

The Latest: 4 climbers die in Swiss Alps during snowstorm

Police in southwestern Switzerland say four Alpine climbers have died and another five others were in critical condition after becoming trapped overnight by an unexpected snowstorm and high winds.

May 01 12:52

Snow falls in North Jersey on the last day of April

Flurries and wet snow fell across North Jersey on Monday, the last day of April.

The freak spring snow came down fairly heavily in late morning and lasted about 45 minutes. It nearly stuck in West Milford, but not quite.

In addition to West Milford and Greenwood Lake, New York, snow was reported in Mahwah (Bergen County), Jefferson (Morris County), and Sparta and Vernon (Sussex County).

May 01 09:52

“Climate change” hoax starting to crumble as scientists admit doom projections were totally wrong

What they found was shocking: Simulations carried out by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were way off. According to Curry and Lewis, these predictions overestimate the future impact of “climate change” by between 30 and 45 percent.

Apr 30 16:44

“Climate change” hoax starting to crumble as scientists admit doom projections were totally wrong

The research was carried out by U.S.-based climatologist Judith Curry and mathematician Nick Lewis, who hails from the United Kingdom. The duo analyzed climate data from the mid-19th century, all the way up through the year 2016, measuring the effects of greenhouse gasses and other purported drivers of climate change along the way.

What they found was shocking: Simulations carried out by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were way off. According to Curry and Lewis, these predictions overestimate the future impact of “climate change” by between 30 and 45 percent.

Apr 29 07:11

7,000 underground gas bubbles poised to ‘explode’ in Arctic

Scientists have discovered as many as 7,000 gas-filled ‘bubbles’ expected to explode in Arctic regions of Siberia after an exercise involving field expeditions and satellite surveillance, TASS reported.

Apr 28 10:57

Yes, It's Snowing In Northern Minnesota Today: Photos

While people in the Twin Cities are keeping an eye on fire and flood warnings, the Duluth area is seeing yet another spring snowstorm.

Apr 27 09:59

‘Stop bombing planet A’: Macron’s climate change speech slammed online

French President Emmanuel Macron defiantly told US Congress, Wednesday, “there is no planet B,” generally amassing gushing praise from the MSM. Others, however, took Macron to task, pointing out his alleged hypocrisy.
The statement was made as Macron addressed Congress on climate change, taking aim at Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement.

However, some social media users offered a more skeptical reception to the speech and were quick to draw attention to the French president’s hypocrisy.

“So stop bombing Planet A,” was the hard-hitting rebuke from one Twitter user. Earlier this month France joined the US and the UK in launching airstrikes on Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack on the town of Douma. Macron said at the time he had proof that the Syrian government was responsible for the alleged attack.

Apr 26 13:16

Worldwide Wine Output Collapses To 60-Year Low, Sparks Fears Of Major Shortage

Global wine production collapsed in 2017 to its lowest levels since 1957, primarily due to poor weather conditions in the Eurozone which slashed production across the entire bloc...

Apr 25 10:20

UK Is Cutting Down Huge Swaths Of American Forest To Fight Climate Change

In their mad rush to "combat climate change," the UK is burning "biomass" rather than coal. In practice, this means leveling huge swaths of American forest for fuel.

Apr 25 10:06

Snow forecast as UK temperatures set to drop

The UK could see snow again this week with temperatures set to drop.

The Lake District, North Pennines and Scottish Highlands are most at risk of a return of the white stuff, according to the Met Office, as bookies slashed the odds on snow to fall this month.

Cold temperatures will be an unwelcome arrival for people across the UK after the recent hot spell that saw the mercury hit a record-breaking 29C (84.2F) in central London.

Met Office meteorologist John West said: “Towards the end of the week it is certainly possible that the cold weather will include hail, sleet showers and snow, especially on higher ground. The areas most at risk are the Lake District, North Pennines and Scottish Highlands, but we are not expecting a big impact.”

Apr 25 10:06

Local farmers suffer damage after snow, agriculture secretary visits to survey options for recovery

Tuesday Wisconsin's agriculture secretary visited local farms to see what damages they're dealing with after the snow storm, but it's not just broken barn buildings that are causing issues.

Local farmers are seeing low production of milk from stressed cows, delayed planting seasons and some have had to dump milk because tankers couldn't get to snowed-in farms.

"When our barn started to go down, my husband, you could see it in his demeanor," says Amy Zernicke of Zernicke Landstad Dairy. "His actions, everything was just down in the dumps and scared because what are you to do when it happens?"

Jay Vomastic said Saturday, April 14 everything was still intact.

But Sunday morning around 5 o'clock he realized his cows were in danger and the property was falling apart.

"It's sad to see years of work and things that your grandfather and father built things up to be where it was," says Vomastic. "One freak snowstorm and everything is swept away."

Apr 25 10:06

Weather Alert Day: Rain And Snow This Afternoon And Tonight

Snow returning between 1 to 2 pm but falling much more steady from 3pm until 11pm tonight. The evening commute along highway 24 will be slick and possibly icy. Snow accumulation between 3 to 5 inches is expected, a few places above Woodland Park could see up to 6 inches through tonight.

Apr 25 09:02

Germany’s Solar Industry Crashes and Burns

Germany’s solar industry has crashed and burned after the government drastically cut its subsidies.

In 2007 solar operators in Germany were guaranteed feed-in tariffs of 49.2 euro-cents per KWh (kilowatt hour); today they are just 12.7 euro-cents per KWh.

As Warren Buffett once said of his wind energy investments: “They don’t make sense without the tax credit.” It’s just the same with solar, especially in a country like Germany which sees so little sunshine.

In December 2017, for example, Germany experienced a total of just ten hours of sunshine in the whole month. So while theoretically its installed solar capacity – a huge 40 gigawatts – is almost enough to power half the country at lunchtime on a sunny day, most of the time it is next to useless.

Apr 25 08:53

More than 6,000 fracking wells needed in UK to halve gas imports, study says

The UK would have to build 6,100 wells to replace just 50 per cent of gas imports between 2021 and 2035, a new study has found, casting doubt on Conservative calls a US-style fracking “revolution” in the UK at the last general election.

The party claimed it would push down gas prices for consumers and make Britain less reliant on imports from countries including Russia.

But a new study by Cardiff Business School has found that one well would have to be drilled and fracked every day for 15 years for half of gas imports to be replaced

Apr 24 10:39

Billings breaks the record for most snowfall in a season

It has been the snowiest winter on record in Billings, Montana's largest city, and Great Falls continues to chase its snowfall record with spring temperatures rising.

"The airport reported a 10th of an inch of snowfall at 10 a.m, so that breaks the tie and puts us at 103.6," said Todd Chambers, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Billings.

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Apr 23 11:01

More Cold and Snow on the way for Spain, USA, Canada, UK, Asia & N. Africa

Apr 23 10:32

Sudden Spring Storm Shuts Down Hwy. 67; Causes Havoc In Region

The storm came in early afternoon, with menacing dark clouds. Next, the snow started, coming down lightly at first then increasing to heavy snowflakes and creating decreasing visibility. The scenario then turned into a serious blizzard, with a flurry of weather-related accidents.

The blizzard-like conditions only lasted for a few hours, but it was enough time to cause major problems in the region.

Apr 23 10:32

Quit! Enough is enough already...

Maybe when you are reading this edition of the 'From the Editor's Notebook' column, it will be sunny and warm.

Perhaps all this April spring snow will have melted away. Maybe there will be green grass, robins building nests, trees leafed out.

In other words, maybe it will finally be spring.

Because as I am writing this column on Wednesday, April 18, it is definitely not spring. Not even close.

It is snowing like crazy and piling up. Visibility is down to practically nothing. The city streets and highways are slushy and slippery.

I just got back from taking photos at an accident scene where two vehicles collided due to the terrible road conditions caused by all this wintery weather.

The problem, of course, is that it is not winter. Winter ended back on March 20, and spring officially began.

Apr 23 10:31

Storms bring in snowiest, coldest April -- and cause plenty of problems

Winter was like a terrible houseguest for the Coulee Region this year: It arrived late and stayed way too long.

The weird winter weather, culminating Wednesday in La Crosse’s third snowstorm this month, has left some people scrambling and hoping for sun and others worried about what it means.

“We saw almost more snow in April than we’ve seen in meteorological winter. It was a tenth less than that,” National Weather Service meteorologist Jeff Boyne said Friday.

Apr 22 08:48

SNOWED UNDER UK weather – forecasters warn of SNOW next week with temperatures set to tumble following 29C heatwave

Following sunny days for the UK this week thunderstorms are predicted for Saturday and Sunday, as snow could return to Scottish highlands and northern parts of the UK.

Apr 22 08:47

Raining worries for orchardists as April snow could impact crop

Unseasonal snow in higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh has increased worries for the osrchardists who are now staring at a damage to their crop.

The freak weather in Northern parts of the country has pushed the mercury down much to the anxiety of farmers, particularly, apple growers.

Untimely rain that has brought along snow in the higher reaches of Kinnaur in Himachal, is unprecedented at this point, according to experts.

The snow along with dipping temperature could impact the crops, including apple, which is at a flowering stage in most parts of the mid and higher belts of Shimla, Kinnaur, Mandi and Kullu districts, say farm experts.

Apr 21 10:17

Police blotter: Snow brings out the best, worst in people in days after April blizzard

Ashwaubenon Public Safety visited the home of an elderly woman who posted a sign that read "Please help" before 9 a.m. Tuesday on True Lane. It turned out the woman was snowed in and needed someone to plow her driveway. When an officer drove by to check a few hours later, someone was plowing her driveway.

Apr 21 10:16

This is April? It's snowing in Flagstaff

April snow showers in northern Arizona have helped delay the desert heat a little longer for Phoenix residents.

A cold front that moved through the area Thursday is causing snow showers in northern Arizona, with breezy conditions and below normal temperatures expected in Phoenix on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Apr 21 10:16

Pic of the week: Lightning in a severe thunderstorm with snow and hail — YES

Apr 21 10:15

Weather: Still snowing

Valley rain and mountain snow will continue Thursday night through Friday. Snow accumulation below 1000' will be a dusting to 2". 3-6" will fall from mid slopes to the summits by the end of Friday. It should have little impact on travel for most of us. However, roads above 1000' may be snow covered & slushy at times.

Apr 20 09:29

Better late than never: Daffodil blooms pushing their way up

They are about a month later than they were a year ago and a couple months later than in 2016, but after this cold, long winter they are alive and well.

Apr 20 08:34

Winter storm Xanto brought historic April snowfall, US

A powerful late-season winter storm named Xanto by The Weather Channel brought record April snowfall to the upper Midwest and Great Lakes in mid-April 2018.

Xanto was the heaviest April snowstorm on record in Minneapolis/St. Paul, it also was the second-heaviest snowstorm of all-time in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Apr 19 14:30

ProPublica Reporter Talia Buford Co-Hosts “Hot Mess,” New PBS Digital Series on Climate Change

PBS Digital Studios launched today its new original YouTube program, “Hot Mess,” dedicated to explaining both the scientific impacts of climate change and how it impacts our daily lives. Published every Thursday, episodes showcase climate stories through the lens of one of its three hosts: ProPublica reporter Talia Buford, who covers disparities in environmental impacts; Joe Hanson, a biologist, science writer and host of the PBS Digital Studios show “It’s Okay to Be Smart”; and environmental journalist Miriam Nielsen.

Apr 19 11:54

Walls of snow and disappearing lanes remain a nuisance for drivers

Cleaning up after the weather is a tall, sometimes slushy order. And when we are out on the road, we are only as safe as we want to be.
Snow banks and tight-fitting lanes are two of the more noteworthy concerns drivers are facing.
Keeping your head on a swivel won't hurt you.

"Making sure that we know what's around us, that we're allowing that extra space and extra time for other drivers," said Capt. Jody Lemmens from the Brown County Sheriff's Office. "Just being courteous."

Sometimes the snow can spill over onto the road, causing some shoulder lanes to run out of room fast.

"Even though there's a lane there, [passing] is not always encouraged," she said.

She recommends using the left-hand lane to avoid any tricky situations if your lane decides to pull a vanishing act.
And for drivers we spoke to, many of them wished people would give the accelerator a break.

Apr 18 10:34

April snows delays start for street projects in La Crosse

Some additional snow plowing this spring has La Crosse street crews two weeks behind on construction projects.

That means the city is in a pinch this year to get a longer-than-usual list of projects done.

Streets Superintendent Mike La Fleur said April snows have his crews playing catch up. Already two weeks isn’t good when the city has millions of dollars of additional work to fix some of the city's more troubled streets.

Apr 18 10:33

After the warm weekend, snow returns to Ohio Valley

Residents across the Ohio Valley woke up to a dusting of snow on the ground on Tuesday morning.

Apr 18 10:33

Third week of snow keeps farmers out of fields

Farmers are sitting back and waiting for the weather to warm up before putting seed in the ground, following the third week of snowfall.

Planting season is not starting off as quickly as some would hope, said Tim Stock, executive vice president of the Macon County Farm Bureau. People want to plant in a timely manner, Stock said, but also a cost efficient method, that won’t require a second planting.

“A couple guys have tried (planting) around the county, putting soybeans in,” Stock said. But “Most guys are keeping the seed in the shed and waiting for the weather to warm up.”

Apr 18 10:33

Latest April Snows in the Tri-Cities

Measurable snow fell at the Tri-Cities Airport on Monday making it the 4th latest measurable snow at the site.

It was only 0.1" of snow, but it counts!

Apr 18 10:32

Spring Wisconsin snow could lead to 'a lot of dead birds'

There's an unusually high volume of birds in the state right now, and the Department of Natural Resources says spring migration has come to a halt due to the snow.

This stop has forced larger crowds to Wisconsin feeders. The DNR counted nearly 300 at bird feeders near La Crosse.

Senior ecologist Don Quintenz at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center has seen a higher volume of birds are at the center. If the weather stays like this, he says, birds could be in trouble.

Apr 18 10:32

Bay Area begins week with wild weather, earthquake

Torrential downpours, snow, hail, thunder and lightning strikes reported throughout region

Apr 17 10:29

Size of a Tennis Ball Hailstones Damaged Australia

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Years ago I was in Australia on a film project, and I saw a huge hailstorm that literally shattered all of the stained glass windows in a church! I guess that's what you get for diddling the altar boys!

Apr 16 10:43

Winter Storm Xanto Breaks April Snowfall Records (PHOTOS)

After bringing record April snowfall to the upper Midwest and Great Lakes this weekend, Winter Storm Xanto is beginning to weaken on Monday. The storm brought 14.9 inches of snow to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, making it the heaviest April snowstorm on record in the Twin Cities. The storm made this month the snowiest April on record for the location as well.

Schools in the Twin Cities and Green Bay are closed on Monday as locals dig out from the heavy snow. Some government offices in Wisconsin were closed as well do to the storm, and the Green Bay Packers delayed the start of their offseason program by one day due to difficult travel conditions brought on by Xanto.

Three deaths have been attributed to the winter storm. Rollo Ward, 61, of Idaho Falls, Indiana, was killed on Friday after losing control of a semi-trailer in blizzard conditions near Chappell, Nebraska. The semi-trailer crashed into a second semi trailer that was stranded in the snow.

Apr 16 10:43

Winter Storm Xanto Closes Twin Cities Schools Again Monday; Hundreds of Thousands Still Lack Power

Three deaths have been blamed on the winter storm. The Nebraska State Patrol said Rollo Ward, 61, of Idaho Falls, was killed Friday when the semi-trailer he was driving lost control near Chappell in western Nebraska and crashed into a second semi-trailer that had become stranded in the blizzard, the AP reported.

According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office in Wisconsin, a 30-year-old woman from Poynette was killed when she lost control of her minivan early Saturday morning and struck an SUV on Highway 16 near Lewiston. Three passengers in the minivan and the driver of the SUV were transported to an area hospital with injuries, the AP reported.

Officials also said 52-year-old Daniel Harris died of heart failure while shoveling snow at his girlfriend's apartment complex in Milwaukee on Sunday.

Apr 16 09:26

Videocast: It's Snowing Again


Apr 16 05:41

30K Set To Run 122nd Boston Marathon Despite Miserable Weather

It’s expected to be the coldest Marathon in nearly a decade, and while runners said they’re determined to run, rain or shine, they said they’re concerned with the elements.
There were mixed reactions to the forecast, but almost everyone agreed you can’t ever predict New England weather.

“This is ridiculous,” George Muldoon, of New Hampshire, said. “Spring in Boston. You gotta love it"


(*that's about right . sleet and rain mix , heavier on the sleet , overnight , had to scrape the windshield this morning .
No buds on the trees yet . fricking cold up 'heah' !)

Apr 15 09:11

GSM Update 4/15/18 - Historic Deadly Blizzard Zanto Continues - Longest Winter In Edmonton

Apr 15 08:47

Historic blizzard slams into Minnesota; record snowfall possible

Travel is discouraged as snow falling at 1 to 2 inches per hour and 50-mph wind gusts created whiteout conditions. With 10-plus inches at the airport, flights were grounded until late Saturday.

Apr 13 12:54

'What do you want me to do, lie to you?: Furious weatherman loses it at colleagues complaining about the cold weather

Fox 17's Garry Frank weather forecaster has lost his temper with the seemingly endless Michigan winter in what has been described as a turbulent rant-cast.

His stormy forecast of yet another cooler-than-average period was mostly addressed to his co-hosts and anchors who were equally dispirited about the continuing cold snap.

Frank, feeling like the shot messenger, jokingly told them that it wasn't his fault that things were not warming up.

Apr 13 10:20

Skiers, Boarders Enjoy Late-Season Snowfall

Fresh snow and sunny skies brought ideal conditions for skiers and snowboarders Thursday at Boreal Mountain Resort.
"This is exactly what we are looking for," snowboarder Tony Ngo said. "This is beautiful."

The Ngo family made their way up from the Bay Area to enjoy a day on the mountain. Their trip was originally planned for Wednesday, but Ngo decided to postpone it until after the snow was on the ground.

"Yesterday, we looked at the weather and it said it is not snowing until 4 or 5 o'clock in the evening, so we just postponed it," he told FOX40.

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Apr 13 10:19

Schools, roads officials prepare for predicted blizzard

The likelihood of Friday the 13th bringing yet another snowstorm is great — so great, in fact, that it could become a blizzard by the afternoon and continue into Saturday.

On Thursday, the National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning in effect from 1 p.m. Friday until 7 p.m. Saturday.

“Right now it looks like we’ll see snow start snowing before the blizzard warning,” said Nathan Jurgensen, a meteorologist at North Platte’s National Weather Service office. He added that actual blizzard conditions — high winds and visibility restrictions — won’t begin until later.

Apr 13 07:51

Spring Storm Brings Low Snow To Sierra

A spring storm is bringing with it some low-level snow to the foothills. Areas like Pollock Pines could get a couple of inches. The snow started falling in the area just before 10 p.m. Wednesday.

As the temperatures quickly dropped in Pollock Pines, the snow plows sat on standby.

“We love it. We live here,” said Pollock Pines resident Paul Salas.

Pollock Pines resident Ted Host said, “I’m always ready for it. I love it.”

A spring storm is expected to drop one to two inches of snow overnight.

Apr 13 07:50

Surprise snow: Southern comfort

The final week of this season is unfolding and by all accounts there remains some very good skiing for the dwindling numbers finding their way up onto the hill.

March brought some truly memorable days on the hill — who can forget that one stretch where over 5 feet of snow fell in seven days? April so far has been more restrained. Yet about 5 inches of snow came in a couple of short bursts leading into the Sugar Slalom weekend.

Temperatures have remained colder than many would like in April, but let’s hope the last few remaining days of lift service will deliver a couple of classic corn-snow mornings.

Apr 11 17:17

Some Of The Science Behind The Ridiculous Movie 'The Day After Tomorrow' Is Now Coming True

You may recall the 2004 speculative flick The Day After Tomorrow for both its inane action sequences and its gross exaggeration of the impacts of climate change. But new research shows that the basic ideas behind the movie that were so utterly twisted and embellished for the sake of driving the plot forward may now be happening.

Apr 11 16:20

Los Angeles painting city streets white in bid to combat climate change

California officials are hoping their latest attempt to stem the rising tides of climate change leads to a more socially conscious -- and cooler -- summer...While each coasting could can last up to seven years, they are also pricey, with the estimated cost of $40,000 per mile, the L.A. Daily News reported.

Apr 11 11:50

Strong Spring Snowstorm Expected to Bring Heavy Snow and Blizzard Conditions to the Northern Plains, Great Lakes

A major spring storm will intensify in the nation's midsection late this week, bringing wind-whipped heavy snow in parts of the Rockies, northern Plains and Great Lakes into the weekend.

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Apr 11 09:37

Snow, cold temps freeze fieldwork in Wisconsin

With heavy snow falling across the state last week, it's no surprise farmers had only .9 days suitable for fieldwork, halting manure spreading and other early fieldwork, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Wisconsin Crop Progress and Condition report.

While southern Wisconsin saw light snows that melted quickly, northern portions of the state remained buried under thick drifts.

Burnett and Washburn counties were buried under about 20 inches of snow. "It will take some warm weather to melt it before any fieldwork or planting is done," the report from that area stated.

The story in Clark County was snowing, blowing and frozen ground last week. "Hopefully next week is better, because robins have had three snows on their tails," the reporter said.

Apr 11 09:37

Another dose of April snow visits WMass

Raise your hand if you're sick of the it up?

Well, don't worry if it's not because plenty of other people are raising a hand for you.

Today, snow squalls moved through for what could be the last time for awhile - something Western Mass News found people aren't complaining about.

"I was like Kevin in Home Alone, ahhhhhhh!" said Kathy Zizik.

You're not dreaming western Massachusetts. For the fourth time in ten days, it's snowing in April.

While Roberta Zizik's dog, Charlie, doesn't mind the flakes, Roberta and sister-in-law Kathy do.

George Torrey is fresh off a trip to sunny Florida and he told Western Mass News this April snow has been the norm since his return.

"The weather has changed so much," Torrey said.

Apr 10 10:19

Yes, it was snowing on this Monday morning in April

We are waking up with temperatures in the low and mid 30s, and yes, even some snow flurries.

Apr 10 09:30

Police Department Vows To Arrest Winter For Staying Around

A New York police department “arrested” winter Friday for sticking around for so long.

The Depew Police Department sent out a Facebook post notifying winter that it had been placed under arrest, reports the Associated Press.

The police department said winter had the “right to remain silent” and that if winter cooperated with them, the department would “look past” winter’s “past transgressions.”

“Any further snow you produce will be held against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney, but only if you turn in the groundhog that predicted six more weeks of winter,” the department wrote in a Facebook post. “If you are willing to work with us, we are willing to look past your most recent transgressions over the course of this past week. The choice is yours.”

Apr 09 09:01

Washington’s winter hasn’t really gone, not while snow still falls here

On a Saturday afternoon well within the season of spring, Washington saw signs that winter had yet to surrender, as snowflakes fell in both the city and the surrounding suburbs.

Apr 09 09:01

Kansas City gets more snow in April; here's how much is expected to fall

Snow began falling in the Kansas City area late Sunday morning as another round of wintry mix moved into the metropolitan area.

But with temperatures rising into the upper 30s and low 40s, snowfall totals should be minor. Instead, a light rain and snow mix could lead to some slushy conditions in and around the Interstate 70 corridor.

Apr 09 07:39

Hi from Stockholm...

…where everyone is still beaming from what felt like the first real sunny weekend of the year. Just as we’re all getting our hopes up though, it turns out the cold weather is on its way back. One Swedish university predicts 2018 will be the slowest spring to arrive in almost 100 years.

Apr 09 07:04

New study reveals increased snowfall in Antarctica over last two centuries

The first comprehensive study of snowfall across Antarctica provides vital information in the study of future sea-level rise.

Presenting this week (Monday 9 April 2018) at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) meeting in Vienna, an international team, led by British Antarctic Survey, describes how analysis of 79 ice cores collected from across Antarctica reveals a 10% increase in snowfall over the last 200 years. This is equivalent to 272 giga tonnes of water – double the volume of the Dead Sea.

Apr 08 09:12

Snow in April: Yes, 18 inches fell in 1894 in central Pa.

For those yearning for sunny, warm days, they're coming -- possibly by the middle of next week, said Aaron Tyburski, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in State College.

For now, though, the chilly temperatures are expected to stick around, and it's possible a storm could brush the area with a bit of snow this weekend.

So how often does it snow in April?

It happens every two or three years, Eric Horst, director of the Weather Information Center at Millersville University, said in an email.

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This is the latest carbonazi spin. "Hey; snow in April is no big deal; it has happened before."

But back when "Climate Disruption" was still being called "Human-Caused Global Warming", the claim was that snow was a thing of the past!

Apr 07 11:11


Winter is trying to stick around for as long as possible, and because of that seasonal businesses are feeling the itch to open.

Local golf clubs are preparing for opening day by laying out clubs, tees, and golf balls. With weather constantly pushing opening day away, we asked will this cause a drop in club memberships.