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Mar 02 09:35

Snow- and ice-packed dumpsters overflowing downtown

There are growing complaints about overflowing dumpsters in Omaha's Old Market. The narrow alleys there are already hard to maneuver while snow and ice have trash haulers backing off.

Days after it stopped snowing, the trash is piling up in an alley splitting two blocks in the heart of the Old Market.

His office above, Justice Decker can drive through the alley and though ice packed he wonders why trash trucks can’t get close enough to empty dumpsters.

”This is really terrible," Decker said. "Someone should be taking care of this right away.”

A block east, dumpsters for two restaurants and condos are buried by cardboard boxes with garbage mixed in. A bar manager claims the trash pile has been growing for two weeks.

Mar 02 09:34

It’s snowing! MTA bus delays, speed restrictions on Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

Staten Islanders are facing wet snow and sub-freezing temperatures for the morning commute on Friday.

“Snow will fall over the next few hours,” according to Notify NYC. “Roads will become snow covered and hazardous and visibilities will be reduced. Use extra caution while traveling this morning. The snow should gradually taper off after 7 a.m.”

Speed restrictions are in place at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge due to wet roadways, according to the MTA.

Mar 02 09:34

Snow in Forecast for a 2,500-Mile Path From California to Maine

Spring may be within sight, but as the calendar flipped to March, forecasters on Friday predicted a walloping storm this weekend, with snow and icy rain expected to coat a 2,500-mile path from Northern California to southern Maine. Rain was also forecast to drench Southern California and much of the South, from Texas to Virginia.

“I think everybody’s just kind of annoyed by it,” said Kent Flake, the commissioner of streets in St. Louis, where crews began treating the roads on Friday morning ahead of an expected six inches of snow.

Mr. Flake, an 18-year veteran of city government, said he could not recall a St. Louis winter with more storms. All that snow and ice, he said, have left behind about three times as many potholes as usual.

Mar 02 09:33

Storm blankets HV in snow and sleet; tracking heavier snow for Sunday night

An overnight storm dropped snow and sleet on the Hudson Valley, but another round of wintry weather is on the way, and it's expected to bring a heavier helping of snow to the region.

Mar 02 09:33

March to bring a half-foot of snow to Brockton area

The Brockton area is expected to receive 6 to 9 inches of snow on Saturday, according to StormTeam 5 at The Enterprise’s news partner, WCVB-TV, as of Friday morning.

The National Weather Service’s latest forecast for Taunton called for 4 to 6 inches of snow, as of the 4 a.m. prediction on Friday.

The anticipated snowfall comes just days after 4 inches of fluffy snow blanketed the Brockton region from Wednesday night to Thursday morning.

“As you get down here on the South Shore, away from the South Coast and the Cape, this is where we could see 6 to 9 inches of snow,” WCVB meteorologist Cindy Fitzgibbon said of Saturday’s storm.

Mar 02 09:03

Wyoming snow plow driver hits bag of cash, leading to massive marijuana and drug bust

What started as a bump in the snow for a Wyoming plow driver ended with a big drug bust for the state’s highway patrol.

On Thursday, a Wyoming Department of Transportation snow plow driver struck a black pelican case in while clearing a road in Carbon County, and out poured a whole lot of cash, according to state troopers.

The driver immediately turned the case over to the local Wyoming Highway Patrol office in Elk Mountain, about two hours south of Casper.

At the same time, three people in a small Toyota contacted a different maintenance vehicle and asked about the pelican case. They were told to head to the local Elk Mountain patrol office.

When they arrived, troopers said they noticed the smell of marijuana from the vehicle, which was then confirmed by a drug dog.

Troopers said they then searched the car and found 81 pounds of marijuana, felony amount of MDMA (street name of ecstasy), a misdemeanor amount of hallucinogenic mushrooms and felony amounts of liquid THC.

Mar 01 12:13

Snowplow Hits Car Buried In Snow Revealing Woman Trapped Inside

Crews plowing the snow-covered streets of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., discovered a woman trapped in a car completely buried under a massive mound of snow.

The 48-year-old occupant of the vehicle was coping after spending between four and five hours trapped in the car on Feb. 17, according to city spokesman Chris Fiore, who spoke to the Reno Gazette-Journal.

“With that much snow piled on top of the car,” Fiore said, “if the snowplow hadn’t hit the back of it we could be having a much different conversation—she could have suffocated.”

Mar 01 12:13

Record snowfall has snow blowers flying off the shelves

With the crazy amounts of snow we've seen this month, people have been reaching for their shovels and snow blowers. Local business that stock snow blowers, like Grebes in Wausau, cannot stock the showroom floor fast enough.

"We haven't been able to get stuff fast enough, it's been a unique year. When we have product in stock and it's snowing, people will come in. They say I'll take that one, that looks right, that's the perfect one for me. The last two to three weeks have been us selling product without them seeing it," Grebe’s owner Tim Grebe said.

Products that do make it to the store, are then sold in record time.
“We actually had two of the same machines left so I wheeled one on the floor just to see how long it would last. We were going to take bets and see how long, and it was literally 10 minutes and the machine was gone," Grebe added.

Mar 01 10:42

A February to remembrrr in L.A.: It never even reached 70 degrees

Home restaurant’s sprawling outdoor patio in Los Feliz, set under a canopy of large trees, was designed to take advantage of California’s temperate climate and typically sunny skies.

But this February has been so cold that the restaurant scrambled to set up extra heaters outside the Craftsman-style house to keep diners and workers warm during the record-setting cold winter.

“We had three heaters going for a while and this month it just hasn’t been enough,” said Sam Yoo, a manager at the restaurant. “I’m trying to have the waiters and hostesses wear warmer clothing, but I have one heater set up right by the host stand so they don’t catch colds.”

Mar 01 09:52

‘They want to take away your hamburgers like Stalin!’ Green New Deal Dems make juicy target at CPAC

Hamburgers, the iconic American fast-food staple, have become the latest battlefield in US culture and political wars, with conservatives accusing ‘Green New Deal’ Democrats of being secret Reds for going after red meat.

“They want to take your pickup truck, they want to rebuild your home, they want to take away your hamburgers,” former White House staffer Dr. Sebastian Gorka thundered on Thursday, to the applause of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland.

Mar 01 09:15

BEX ALERT - How a nuclear war between India and Pakistan could reverse global warming

We're at a scary moment internationally as tensions escalate between the nuclear powers of India and Pakistan, and we should all be praying for things to calm down. In addition to the horrible death toll and humanitarian crisis that would follow, according to scientists, a small-scale nuclear war could actually reverse global warming and actually cause devastating global cooling.

To be abundantly clear, what follows isn't meant as a how-to guide advocating nuclear war as some sort of out-of-the box alternative solution to climate change. It's meant as a description of the science surrounding how a theoretical regional nuclear war could affect the Earth's atmosphere, and thus the climate, even for people not directly in the blast radius.

Feb 28 17:20

How a nuclear war between India and Pakistan could reverse global warming

Though they weren't looking specifically at the current India-Pakistan conflict, in 2011, NASA scientists released a report based on a model that predicted the climate effects of the use of 100 Hiroshima-size bombs in a regional conflict. Though this would not be as intense as full-scale nuclear war between superpowers, such as the threat that existed between the U.S. and USSR during the Cold War, it still would be expected to have a dramatic effect on the climate.

Feb 28 12:33

Winter weather wreaks havoc on family farm, kills multiple cows

One Trempealeau County farming family is dealing with a devastating blow – a barn caved in on their milking cows late Saturday night.

“It was raining, snowing for a bit but raining real hard, and I guess it fell down. With all the cattle in here,” says Jason Johnson, one of the three owners of the farm. “It just kinda blows your mind a little bit. There ain’t nothing left of it!”

It happened after a long weekend of rain and snow, and a lot of accumulation from February’s record setting conditions.

“My brother was over here some place but we didn’t know where. It was really snowing a lot and very dark because all the lights had been wrecked, and [I was] very concerned for the cattle because there was 200 in this barn.”

The collapse killed six cows instantly and left another with life threatening injuries. None of them survived.

Feb 28 12:32

Ski Valley is open again after 42 inches of snow

A winter storm blanketed the valleys and buried Ski Valley under 42 inches of snow. Skiers and snowboarders waited all weekend before the road opened yesterday afternoon. Today was the first real chance to get some runs in.

“It’s one of the main things to do around here when it is snowing,” said Sarah Purdy.

Ski Valley on Mount Lemmon is back open after 3 ½ feet of snow.

“It’s awesome, real fluffy, it was nice,” said Colter Dent.

The only real complaint was how long it took to get the road open.

Feb 28 10:57

Scientists Just Pulled CO2 From Air And Turned It Into Coal

Scientists have discovered a breakthrough technology, a way to pull CO2 from the atmosphere and turn it back into coal. This new discovery has the potential to change the way we think about CO2.

Feb 28 09:30

It’s Official! California Is Moving Toward Zero-Carbon Energy

Today, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 100, one of the world’s most ambitious clean energy bills into law. The bill sets a 100 percent clean electricity goal for California, proving that it’s possible to power major economies entirely with clean energy even while the Trump administration is pushing the agenda of big polluters.

”Thousands of Earthjustice supporters in California contacted their legislators over the last two years urging them to pass this vital bill, which will help the California communities most overburdened by pollution,” says Earthjustice California Policy Advocate Erica Martinez. ”Together with the wide coalition to pass SB 100, we were powerful, we were clear, and we were effective.”

Feb 28 08:23

Poll: Majority of Americans Favor a Border Wall over a Green New Deal

A majority of Americans would rather have a wall sealing America’s southern border than the Green New Deal, according to a poll released on Wednesday.
Fifty-one percent of Americans say that they would rather have a border wall on America’s southern border, compared to 31 percent who say that they want a Green New Deal, according to a poll released by Remington Research Group.

Republicans said that they would prefer a border wall by a 68-point margin, while Independents said that they would prefer a border wall by a two-to-one margin.

Feb 28 08:21

THE GREEN NEW DEAL

In a speech Sebastian Gorka just said "the green New Deal is like a watermelon. It's green on the outside and deep, deep communist red on the inside!" That's all we need to know!

Feb 27 15:52

Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back at Ivanka Trump Over ‘Green New Deal’ Criticism

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez fired back at Ivanka Trump over her criticism of the ‘Green New Deal’ and it’s false promises of guaranteed jobs and good wages.

The Democratic socialist’s plan includes a promise to provide “a job with a family-sustaining wage, family and medical leave, vacations, and retirement security” along with “economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work.”

The First Daughter took umbrage with the notion that Americans prefer handouts as opposed to earning their way through life.

Feb 27 11:52

John Kerry and other climate change alarmists refuse to risk actual debate on their theory

The thing about global warming alarmists is that they can't stand debate. Anyone who disagrees with their theory that humans cause global warming or climate change is called a denier and told to shut up. Not one of us who question the theory that humans, fossil fuels, and CO2 cause warming (or climate change, if you will) has ever said the climate is constant and has never changed, so calling us "deniers" is a bald-faced lie.

Tuesday, that brilliant climate scientist John Kerry was at it again. He penned an op-ed in the Washington Post saying President Trump should disband his "Climate Denial Panel."

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Feb 27 11:46

Scott Adams: CNN Opening Capone’s Vault (Cohen Testimony), Climate Hijinx

Actual CNN headline today:
“Watch Trump try to pull off the ultimate distraction”
His purpose in pursuing NK denuclearization…is distraction?
CNN Fake News Don Lemon reads BOMBSHELL Cohen statement
Congressional Rep Matt Gaetz tweets about Cohen
Dirtiest trick I’ve ever seen…also kinda relevant
Tweet focused the countries attention on Cohen’s lying
Charlottesville Hoax Update
Joel Pollak calls Chris Cuomo a liar, 2,000 retweets
We’re saying it’s a CNN fake news story, loudly
This is the dog that doesn’t bark
NO pushback from CNN, no disputing what we’ve said
Chairman Kim and President Trump’s chemistry
President Trump’s “focused charisma” is very strong
Their personal connection seems genuine to me
History will eventually see President Trump was first to understand
Our NK problem was the lack of INTERPERSONAL relationships

Feb 27 11:42

To fight ignorance, tell the right story

Lawrence Davidson says the confusion of fiction and fact can often be used by people in authority to manipulate others and manufacture situations that lead to mass fear, discrimination and suspicion, and examines how this confusion can lead us in positive directions. >>

Feb 27 10:00

Is this the Coldest Winter in 83 years?

Vancouver, where it rarely snows, has had five snow storms this year. It has even been reported that snow has fallen in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Now that is an extremely rare event by itself in addition to Vancouver.

The winter cold has been severe this year. It appears that we are heading toward this trend in the next 8.6-year cycle if we see this unfold again next year. Given the outlook for food prices into 2024, something just does not look normal on the economic front.

Feb 27 09:07

India’s and Pakistan’s War and Nuclear War Plans

One of the most likely places for a major power war or nuclear war is between India and Pakistan. They each have between 80 and 200 nuclear weapons. This is the most likely place where a major nuclear war could break out. It is important for us to understand the situation and the thinking of the two countries.

India and Pakistan have had four major wars in 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999. They also have had many border skirmishes and incidents.

There is an insightful video from a 2015 talk by Abhijit Iyer.

Feb 26 21:50

Democrat House Oversight Subcommittee Schedules Hearing on Climate Change, Democrats Don’t Show Up….

A panel was set to deliver testimonials and statements to advance the priorities of the Democrat congressional team selling the Green New Deal; except, well, the majority Democrats ran into a problem…. they didn’t show up for the hearing.

Feb 26 15:27

Fatal Flaw in Climate Change Science - Suspicious0bservers


Published on Feb 26, 2019
We must stop pollution for reasons of biosphere toxicity, NOT because of climate change. The TSI model of solar forcing ignores nearly all climate forcing aspects of space weather AND applies that forcing to the human total. This video shows that fact in a way that anyone can understand.

Feb 26 11:22

Scott Adams: Update on War With the Enemy of the People

The main difference between Antifa and the neo-Nazi’s marching in Charlottesville…is which members of the Trump family, each side wants to kill.
CNN fake news Chris Cuomo STILL pushing Charlottesville Hoax
Belief in the Charlottesville Hoax, requires you to believe President Trump agrees with people who want to kill members of his family.
Belief in the Charlottesville Hoax, requires you to explain Israel’s love and support for President Trump.
Being respectful and personal, very complimentary while being tough in negotiations is President Trumps style.

https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1100410553531432960

Feb 26 10:04

'There are no diapers left': Race to rescue 183 passengers who have been stranded in the snow on an Amtrak train since SUNDAY and are now running out of food after it struck a downed tree in Oregon

The Amtrak Coast Starlight left Seattle on Sunday morning and should have arrived in Los Angeles on Monday but came to a screeching halt near Oakridge, Oregon, on Sunday night after hitting a downed tree on the tracks (route shown bottom left). There are four feet of snow in every direction and passengers have been told they cannot leave because it is not safe enough. They are running out of food and have been told to fashion diapers out of kitchen cloth and safety pin for the young children onboard. There are 183 people on the train but Amtrak has not told them when they will be able to be freed. The only people who have been allowed off are pet owners who are allowed to take their dogs outside twice a day. Passengers are trying to remain upbeat by playing cards and singing. They have resorted to sleeping in their seats, huddled under coats, to stay warm. They still do not know when they will be rescued or if help is on the way.

Feb 26 08:10

Al Gore takes a swipe at Trump as he says the REAL national emergency is climate change-related droughts in Central America which he claims are to blame for migrant caravans bound for the US

Former Vice President Al Gore issued a chilling warning after connecting the dots between droughts related to climate change in Central America and migrant caravans bound for America.

'If you want a definitive ranking of the most serious emergencies we're facing, there's no doubt in my mind that the climate crisis is number one on the list,' Gore told host Mark McKinnon on the most recent episode of the Showtime docu-series The Circus.

Calling President Trump's border wall national emergency a 'political stunt,' Gore launched into evidence that migrant caravans heading to the U.S. are climate-related.

Feb 26 08:08

BRITAIN'S BEASTING UK weather forecast – Freezing ‘radiation’ fog to hit TONIGHT in -10C blast before SNOW next week

THE UK will be hit by freezing radiation fog in an Icelandic blast tonight with temperatures of -10C forecast.

As the ice cold weather continues the sub-zero temperatures are going nowhere and we could even see snow next week.

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Feb 25 12:33

GLOBAL WARMING ALERT! Massive Windstorm Spawns “ICE TSUNAMI” On Lake Erie

An ice tsunami was spawned on Lake Erie by a massive windstorm which has resulted in the loss of power for thousands in the area. The ice storm took place Sunday across parts of New York and along Lake Erie, pushing large chunks of ice along lakeshore areas.

Feb 25 11:14

JoAnne Skelly column: February brings abundance of snow and rain

Normally at this time of year I would be reminding folks to water trees if we haven’t had significant precipitation. Watering now would be an exercise in futility. I’m writing this after 24 inches of snow fell at our house, then three to five inches of rain, followed by another inch of snow, with no end in sight.

The good news is our plants are deeply watered. The bad news is I may have to crawl under the house to turn on the sump pump. Worse news would be if the creek overflows with all the runoff.

Feb 25 11:13

There's money to be made in snow: Brainerd lakes area businesses profit from wild winter

There's no business like snow business.

Record or near-record snowfalls in parts of the state and in the Brainerd lakes area might have winter-weary residents seeing red, but for some snow-related businesses, they see dollar signs.

"We've been running 24 hours around the clock," said James Trantina, president and CEO of Collins Brothers Towing of St. Cloud and Brainerd.

There are 95 tow trucks in his fleet, seven of which are in Brainerd. The company got its start in Elk River in 1996 by founder Phil Collins.

"Lately, it's been a lot of winch-outs, rollovers, semis in the ditch, stuck in their driveway, stuck in parking lots," Trantina said of the weather. "Our expense goes up, our overtime goes up, our fuel bill goes up, but it's definitely work, and we try to make money with it, for sure."

Feb 25 11:13

Elgin-area towns say snow and ice storms taking a toll on salt supplies

As the area continues to get pummeled with snow and ice storms, some local municipalities are watching their rock salt supply dwindle.

“We did utilize substantially more salt this year than we did last year,” said Eric Babcock, director of public works for West Dundee. “And this season has been noticeably worse than the previous few in terms of snowfall.”

West Dundee received 300 tons of salt, which represents the remaining amount allowable under West Dundee’s joint purchasing contract this year. Contract terms call for participating municipalities to specify a desired volume of salt the summer prior to the coming winter season. Salt is then competitively bid based on that amount.

Feb 25 10:26

Scott Adams: Racist Spike Lee, CNN Starting Nuclear Wars, and More

Spike Lee is racist per President Trump
Spike Lee movie perpetuates the Charlottesville Hoax
CNN flamethrower attempt to DERAIL PEACE with North Korea
Did they just discover the old story? Timed to derail peace?
AOC is interesting, intriguing, watchable, consistent
Is it immoral to bring children into this world?
People on the left should STOP having children
President Trump is seeking to educate both himself and the public
Climate Change meeting MUST be public and transparent
Genuine open-minded process is key to acceptance
Climate Change Debate Questions
Unprecedented rate of rise for key temperatures
CO2 is the only variable rising that fast. Therefore the cause
The climate scientist’s graph is SELF-REFUTING on this

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1100041540263530501

Feb 25 09:23

The Five Top Arguments Against Climate Alarmism

Scott Adams asked me to put together the five best arguments against climate alarmism. This involves a huge amount of information, and fortunately Scott gave me more than six minutes to do it.

I have been summarizing the arguments in a series of blog posts over the past couple of weeks. The details are primarily in the links provided below.

Feb 25 08:50

The Green New Deal Would Spend the U.S. Into Oblivion

Skeptics of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s promise of a Green New Deal were worried that the plan would be a Trojan horse for unrealistic and ruinously expensive economic proposals that have little to do with stopping climate change. The unveiling of the plan gives them more reason for worry. Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal appears to take every big spending idea that has emerged on the political left in recent years and combine them into one large package deal, with little notion of how to pay for them all.

Feb 25 08:18

Parasite Green Lawyers Target Toilet Paper

The Issue With Tissue: How Americans are Flushing Forests Down the Toilet is a real report. It was released last week by the Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC).

Described as one of America’s “most powerful environmental groups,” this outfit is a band of lawyers and lobbyists. Rather than doing something useful with their lives, they spend their time harassing businesses who employ people in small logging towns, including many First Nations/native Indian/indigenous breadwinners.

The NRDC are parasites – over-educated, self-satisfied intellectuals who imagine they’re qualified to tell those on the ground how things should be done. In the name of battling climate change, of course.

Feb 24 12:27

Scott Adams: A Possible Path Out of TDS Forming in the Zeitgeist, and More

“Zeitgeist” Whiteboard - The common enemy of GOP and DEMS
An awakening in progress. Am I being lied to by the media?
You can’t trust anything you’ve heard
You can’t trust anything that’s been reported
America is within a “bubble of influence”
The media and how they report, shapes our opinions
President Trump is promoting worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality
Climate Change claims, BS or valid concerns?
Item 1: Sea levels rising
Item 2: Natural Disasters
Places we can measure accurately, don’t show climate change
MIGHT be a coincidence, but it’s interesting

https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1099685582140170240

Feb 24 08:44

FLASHBACK - Active volcano heat source discovered under fastest-moving and melting glacier in Antarctica

Scientists have discovered active volcano heat source under Antartica's fastest-moving and melting glacier - Pine Island Glacier. The surprising find, published recently in Nature Communications, offers insight into the movement and melting of the Pine Island Glacier. The researchers first noted the volcanic activity in 2007 and verified its existence again in 2014.

A researcher from the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography (GSO) and five other scientists have discovered an active volcanic heat source beneath the Pine Island Glacier in Antarctica.

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So ....... we humans weren't to blame after all! :)

Feb 23 11:17

Rare Southwest Snowfall Bewilders Southern California And Closes Schools In Las Vegas

It snowed today in parts of California and the desert southwest that aren’t accustomed to seeing much in the way of wintry precipitation. Social media lit up with a mixture of delight and confusion as snowflakes, sleet, graupel, and even hail fell around the Los Angeles metro area. Wintry precipitation is so uncommon at lower elevations in southern California that the National Weather Service in Los Angeles had to explain the difference between different types of icy precipitation. Las Vegas saw measurable snow for a second day in a row on Thursday and the threat for icy roads on Friday morning will give students in the area a rare snow day. Nearly three feet of snow fell in Flagstaff, Arizona, today, which is an all-time record for the most snow the city’s airport has ever measured in one day.

Feb 23 11:17

Rare snow dusts Vegas strip, sticks to LA-area foothills

Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and sticking at very low elevations on the foothills around Southern California.

"No need to panic Los Angeles — the LAPD is on snow watch," the city's police department tweeted, along with video of a light flurry.

Snow fell in the Santa Monica Mountains above the Malibu coast. In the nearby celebrity haven of Calabasas, actor Jerry O'Connell recorded video of himself as snow fell on his car and quickly melted. "It is snowing in Calabasas — crazy," he said.

The National Weather Service had said the snow level could lower to 1,000 feet (305 meters).

Feb 23 11:16

Las Vegas hit with first measurable amount of snow in a decade

Parts of the Southwest that are known for sunny weather experienced a true winter wonderland this week. Las Vegas was hit with its second snowstorm in a week Wednesday, and it's the most snow the city has received in over a decade.

Feb 22 13:44

Flagstaff, Arizona, sets all-time snow record as major snowstorm buries southwestern US

A storm is unloading feet of snow, creating blizzard conditions and shutting down travel over the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico and southwestern Colorado.

Snow fell over the northern Sierra Nevada, including Donner Summit, California, throughout the day on Wednesday. However, the heaviest snow will not be on the Sierra Nevada but rather the mountains farther to the southeast.

During Wednesday evening, parts of the valley around Las Vegas picked up over 4 inches of snow. Travel became slick and treacherous in the surrounding area as a result.

On Thursday, Interstate 5 at the Grapevine in Southern California was closed as snow created difficult travel.

Schools in Las Vegas were closed on Friday due to the recent snow and current freezing conditions.

Feb 22 13:27

Tony Heller (A.K.A. Steve Goddard): The Five Top Arguments Against Climate Alarmism

Scott Adams asked me to put together the five best arguments against climate alarmism. This involves a huge amount of information, and fortunately Scott gave me more than six minutes to do it.

Feb 22 10:35

Kylie Jenner, Heather Locklear & More Stars Are Shocked by First Snowfall in L.A. in Years

Snow fell in Los Angeles on Thursday for the first time in years — and Hollywood-based celebrities couldn’t believe it.

A winter storm that passed through the Southwest early Thursday brought snow and hail to parts of the country including Nevada and Southern California, causing school closures, freeway closures and confusion among L.A. residents, according to the Los Angeles Times and local CBS station KCAL-TV.

The snow fell in L.A. areas including Malibu, Pasadena, West Hollywood, Northridge, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas, where the Kardashians live.

Feb 22 10:30

Climate Change Indoctrination of Kids Proposed

Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) is responsible for a bill that aims to indoctrinate kids in school with the climate change agenda. The bill’s co-sponsors include three aspirants for the Democratic nomination for president: Kamala Harris, Bernard Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The other five are Benjamin L. Cardin, Dianne Feinstein, Patty Murray, Jeanne Shaheen and Chris Van Hollen.

The bill is S.2740 – Climate Change Education Act. The bill would “authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a Climate Change Education Program…” The NOAA would spread “grant” money to schools via state and local “agencies”.

The bill proposes indoctrinating children, not educating them. Indoctrination is inculcating beliefs uncritically, whereas education means “leading out” the mind or enlightening the mind to learn to think.

Feb 22 10:20

Flagstaff breaks snowfall record, declares state of emergency

Flagstaff is getting hit hard by the massive winter storm and is closing some city services because of it.

The largest city in northern Arizona saw record snowfall, beating a daily record with 35.9" of snow as of midnight.

That breaks a previous all-time daily record for the city of 31 inches set in 1915.

The snow kept falling Friday morning and as of 5:30 a.m. 38.9" fell in Flagstaff.

On Thursday evening, the City declared of a state of emergency due to the storm that started on Wednesday night.

Feb 21 20:08

Climate change: Ban gas grid for new homes 'in six years'

New homes should be banned from connecting to the gas grid within six years to tackle climate change, UK government advisers say.

Feb 21 15:53

American Airlines Flight Diverted to Nellis AFB Due to Weather

An American Airlines flight headed to Las Vegas landed safely at Nellis Air Force Base, Saturday, after being diverted due to weather-related delays at McCarran International Airport.

American Airlines said the plane had to make the landing to refuel. Flight 671 was inbound from Dallas. No details about the weather related incident were given. The plane was expected to leave Nellis shortly after refuleing. The plane had 194 people on board including 6 crew members.

Feb 21 14:53

Snow Reported in Calabasas, Santa Monica Mountains as Levels Drop Amid Cold Storm System in L.A. County

A number of videos and photos appeared to show light but highly unusual snow falling in parts of Los Angeles County on Thursday afternoon, including Calabasas, Agoura Hills and in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu.

The flurry of activity took place as forecasters warned that a cold storm system moving into Southern California could bringing fresh white powder to lower elevations, possibly even to the Hollywood Hills.

Feb 21 13:44

Winter Storm PETRA, Record Snow Roofs Collapse Canada

Feb 21 13:03

It Snowed Twice in Las Vegas This Week — and More Is Coming for Arizona

The idea of jetting off to Las Vegas typically conjures up thoughts of warm weather, sunny days, and maybe catching a show or two. However, if you’re heading to Vegas this week hoping for summer-like weather, we’re sorry to inform you, you bet on the wrong time.

Snow — yes, snow — fell last night on the Las Vegas Strip thanks to a winter storm making its way through the Southwest. According to NBC, the city of Henderson, Nevada, which sits just southeast of Las Vegas, received nearly an inch of snow Wednesday night. Temperatures fell to the low 30s, according to the National Weather Service, making it a prime spot for the white stuff to fall.

Feb 21 13:02

It's snowing in Las Vegas for the first time since 1937 and the internet can't handle it

The iconic deserts of Las Vegas, Nevada, have been coated in white for the past week. The National Weather Service reported that 1 inch of snow fell at 4 a.m. on Thursday morning, to top the half an inch that fell on Wednesday.

Combined, this week's precipitation is the first of its kind since Las Vegas started keeping records in 1937. All morning, people in the area have been posting evidence of the surprise snow on social media.

Here's a roundup of some surprising photos of the Las Vegas snow from Instagram and Twitter.

Feb 21 11:24

Dick Durbin Reacts To Green New Deal: ‘What In The Heck Is This?’

Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin shared his views on the Green New Deal, saying he doesn’t know what exactly it is or whether he would vote for it after reading the legislation.

Durbin spoke about the Green New Deal on “Morning Joe” Wednesday and whether he would be supporting it after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would be bringing it to the floor for a vote to put lawmakers on the record.

Feb 21 10:48

The Nightmare Fairyland Of The Green New Dealers

When a small child runs around waving their arms saying, “I’m a bird, I’m a bird,” we often will say what a creative imagination they have. If an adult runs around doing the same, we usually say that that person needs help because they are clearly out of touch with reality. Anyone who takes the time to read the proposed Green New Deal legislation can only conclude that the authors are living in a fairyland that is also deeply out of touch with reality.

Read through the list of desired and, indeed, demanded activities the congressional sponsors say they want the federal government to undertake over the next decade. The sponsors resemble a child running around the toy store saying, “I want that, and that, and that, and that, and…” while all the time completely oblivious to the fact that everything they want costs money that their parents do not have an unlimited quantity of.

Feb 21 10:14

Now comes the ice: Snow gives way to wintry mix in DC area

Snow and sleet gave way to rain and freezing rain Wednesday across the D.C. area, leaving surfaces slick and increasing the risk of power outages.

Storm Team4 Meteorologist Mike Stinneford said Wednesday afternoon that freezing temperatures had been hanging on across the area. Indeed, the National Weather Service has extended the winter storm warning for the areas north and west of D.C. until 1 a.m. Thursday, as temperatures had gone up more slowly than projected.

Stinneford said just before 6 p.m. that a few pockets of snow were still falling in the southern suburbs of D.C., and that what he called the “messy mix” of sleet and freezing rain would continue, with plain rain moving south to north, and ice forming to varying degrees across the region.

Feb 21 10:13

Three simple words: "Please stop snowing"

Awakening to another major snow event tries the resolve of even the hardiest South Dakotans.

In a Facebook post today featuring a broken shovel in a snowdrift, Donna Marie Osement from Harrisburg summarized the sentiments of many across the Northern Plains.

"Please stop snowing."

The shovel handle broke while trying to dig out her driveway this morning.

Feb 20 13:15

Scott Adams: Bombshell Fake News, Unwitting Russian Assets, and More

Clapper says POTUS might be witting or unwitting asset of Russia
Clapper’s narrative, does it destabilize America and benefit Russia?
Clapper narrative makes HIM a witting or unwitting Russian agent
Black, brown and white citizens have a common enemy, the media
Media profits by CREATING racial conflict and tension
Trump’s GLOBAL effort, to end criminalization of homosexuality
No American President has ever done so much for gays
NYT “bombshell” story has NO named sources
We should ignore stories without names sources
Climate Change Risk - Whiteboard, Mass extinction or not
Probability of outcome, options for each possibility
VERY smart people on both sides
Most nuclear power plant issues are resolved by Gen 4 designs
Gen 4 power plants actually CONSUME nuclear wastes
Gen 4 also costs less and is economic
WhenHub offers donate option to support Interface app experts

Feb 19 11:21

More than 200 million Americans will see snow, rain, ice or a wintry mix

A major storm will bring snow, rain, ice or a wintry mix to more than 200 million Americans beginning Tuesday, impacting roughly 60 percent of the U.S. population.

Parts of 39 of the 48 contiguous United States will be touched by the massive storm, including every state east of the Mississippi River. The storm will have such an impact on so many because it will reach parts of 26 of the 30 most populous states.

As the large storm rolls up the Eastern Seaboard at midweek, it will bring snow, ice and difficult travel to the Midwest and Northeast.

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Feb 19 11:20

Latest storm drops as much as 9 inches on Milwaukee area. More snow forecast for Wednesday

This latest round of snow gave us a little more than we expected as southeastern Wisconsin is waking up Monday to almost 10 inches of snow in some areas.

Sunday's all-day light snow turned to overnight lake-effect snow along Lake Michigan.

Early snow totals from the National Weather Service office in Sullivan included 9.5 inches in West Allis, 6.5 at Mitchell International, 8 in Pleasant Prairie, 4.6 in Oconomowoc, 7.5 in Racine and 6 in Jackson.

You'll want to get that cleared off the driveway because more is in the forecast overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, perhaps around 2 to 3 inches, plus some freezing rain or freezing drizzle.

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Feb 19 11:18

Snow blankets Las Vegas, causing I-15 closure

A winter storm moved through Las Vegas Sunday covering the ground with snow and prompted road closures.

Up to two inches of snow accumulated on the western areas of Las Vegas overnight, FOX 5 Vegas reported Monday. The snowy conditions caused traffic issues throughout the area.

Nevada Department of Transportation closed both directions of Interstate 15 between Stateline and St. Rose Parkway Monday morning. Las Vegas Boulevard near I-15 was also closed to traffic.

Feb 19 11:01

Bonus Scott Adams Broadcast: Scott Solves the Climate Debate and Saves the World (Really)

Whiteboard 1: Climate Persuasion
Whiteboard 2: What Would it Take to Change Your Mind?
A way to bring both sides of the debate into agreement

Let Tony Heller (A.K.A. Steve Goddard) debate!

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1097896833320275969

Feb 19 10:35

Scott Adams: I Predict That Fake News Will Destroy all Life on Earth. With Coffee

Jussie Smollet story, is it a turning point in our view of reality?
The news used to be regarded as 80% true, 20% false
Now, it seems reversed, 20% true, 80% false
Review of current news stories…how many are fake news?
Are ANY of the things on current emergency list…emergencies?
Everything already on the list is stretching the definition
Good persuasion on climate change
Article author David Wallace Wells, very persuasive
It’s WORSE than we think, and happening FASTER
Immediacy is important, visual persuasion gold
The article moves fear forward persuasively
Permafrost is melting, it’s permafrost…and it’s melting
Doomsday seed vault in the permafrost is in danger
Ice shelf crack grew 11 miles in 6 days, good visual
North Pole is 60 to 70 degrees warmer
Is he correct? No idea. Is it persuasive? Yes
Bad persuasion on climate change

Feb 19 10:33

Who’s Behind the Green New Deal? Big Money Backs Ocasio-Cortez Socialist Dream Project

The Green New Deal blueprint introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was crafted by three far-left organizations and is being pushed by a coalition of well-funded professional progressive groups and known leftist agitators.

Some of the organizations helping to promote the Green New Deal have ties to financing from billionaire George Soros and trace their roots to such radical groups as Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter.

Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez posted an 11-page Google document in the form of a nonbinding legislative resolution that has become the most authoritative version of the Green New Deal, a broad outline for the current conception of the socialist-style plan.

Feb 19 08:24

Who'd have bet on that?: Famous Las Vegas strip covered in snow after the first snowstorm in a DECADE sweeps across the desert in Nevada

The famous Las Vegas strip was covered in white on Sunday night as snow covered the desert city for the first time in a decade.

Weather warnings for the desert region were issued as residents and tourists took to social media to share the stunning scenes.

Although there had been a flurry ten days ago this was the first measurable snow in over a decade.

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Feb 19 08:05

Buckle up and hunker down: Coast-to-coast storm to bring weather misery to 200 million

A powerful storm that began its journey Sunday in California will roar across the country over the next two to three days, spreading heavy snow, torrential rain and crippling ice to more than 200 million Americans.

That's about 60 percent of the population, AccuWeather said. "Parts of 39 of the 48 contiguous United States will be touched by the massive storm, including every state east of the Mississippi River," AccuWeather meteorologist Faith Eherts said.

On Monday, the storm aimed its fury on the southern Rockies. As much as a foot of snow fell in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.

By Tuesday, the storm will spread heavy snow and strong winds into the central U.S., the National Weather Service said.

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Feb 18 18:34

Young trees are 25 per cent better at soaking up carbon dioxide from the air than tropical rainforests such as the Amazon, experts claim

Young trees are better at absorbing carbon dioxide than established tropical rainforests.

Older trees have long been thought to be more efficient carbon 'sinks', but new research has found this not to be the case.

Trees less than 140-years-old are responsible for purging Earth of more than half of the atmosphere's carbon dioxide.

Feb 18 11:17

Sea level data ALTERED by scientists to create false impression of rising oceans

A scientific paper published by a team of Australian researchers has revealed a startling find: Scientists at the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) have been “adjusting” historical data regarding tide levels in the Indian Ocean. Their “highly questionable” activities have depicted rapidly rising seas — but the truth is that there is no reason to be alarmed at all. Scientists have found that sea levels are stable — and have been for the entirety of the 20th century.

To put it simply, these PSMSL “scientists” have been arbitrarily changing their data in order to create the illusion of a problem that doesn’t actually exist.

Feb 18 10:20

California issues warning to avoid skiing over Presidents' Day weekend because there's TOO MUCH snow to keep up with plow demand on dangerous mountain roads

Keen snow sports fans in California and across the West Coast have been ordered to stay home this holiday weekend because ski resorts were taking in too much snow.

Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents' Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it.

Mammoth Mountain was about to break a more than 30-year record for monthly snowfall and skiers and snowboarders should be able to reach the slopes as long as they have chains or snow tires, resort spokesman Justin Romano said.

Feb 18 09:56

Snow made for slippery Monday morning commute, more showers expected through the afternoon

Snow mixed with sleet made for a slippery Monday morning commute in some parts of the state.

But the Presidents Day holiday meant less traffic on the roads, as state offices and most schools are closed.

Major roads across most of central Connecticut were reported to be clear during the peak morning hours, and I-84 in Hartford was flowing freely in both directions. But snow flurries and short bouts of freezing rain continued to fall, and state police advised drivers to use caution.

Feb 18 09:55

Traffic in Sierra at standstill following weekend of snow

Traffic in the Sierra Nevada has been at a near-standstill for most of Sunday as weekend travelers attempted to head home amid snow and slush.

Although both Highway 50 and Interstate 80 are open, chain controls are required on Interstate 80 from Colfax to the Nevada state line, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Feb 17 09:50

Snow plow rage turns violent, too much snow keeps skiers off of Sierra slopes in western US

Two plow drivers clearing streets were threatened during this past week by people infuriated when their driveways ended up blocked with mounds of snow in the Spokane, Washington, area.

According to Spokane County spokeswoman Martha Lou Wheatley-Billeter, during one incident, a man with a holstered handgun yelled obscenities at a plow driver and climbed onto the plow truck, trying to open a door.

Feb 17 09:49

Snow moves in Saturday, lasts all day Sunday

“While the snow may initially come down moderate to heavy late tonight, it'll generally be a long duration light snow lasting the entire day Sunday,” O’Mara said.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect Saturday night and Sunday.

Feb 17 09:48

Snow storm brings whiteout to regions of California

Skiers eager to hit the slopes had to sit out a Presidents' Day holiday weekend as heavy snow and rain fell for a fourth straight day Friday in California's mountains, where the snow was so deep in some areas plows couldn't go out and cities were running out of places to pile it.

Several routes to the ski mecca of Lake Tahoe were closed Friday, including about 70 miles of Interstate 80 from Colfax, California, to the Nevada state line. Chains were required for travel in many other parts of the towering range.

"They have ordered up a large blower to try and clear the pass," Placer County Sheriff Lt. Andrew Scott said in a tweet he posted with a video of a snow-covered I-80. "Please stay home."

The storm is forecast to dump between 3 and 6 feet of fresh snow in a region where some ski resorts reported getting 3 feet of snow since Thursday. An avalanche warning was issued for the greater Lake Tahoe Area, where heavy snow and high winds are forecast through Sunday.

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Feb 17 09:45

Snow expected to arrive in Des Moines just in time for state wrestling finals

Bad news: Somehow even more snow is on the way to the Des Moines metro, and it’s going to start as the Iowa state wrestling tournament wraps up at Wells Fargo Arena.

Jim Lee, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines, said the snow will start in Des Moines as early as 6 p.m. Saturday — right when the wrestling finals for all classes are scheduled to begin.

“It’ll be snowing in Des Moines before the tournament lets out,” Lee said.

Feb 17 09:45

Maui Snow Sticks Around for Weekend, Flooding Rain in Forecast

The Winter Weather Advisory has been extended and is now in effect until 10 a.m. for the summit of Haleakal? on Maui and the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on Hawai?i Island.

The National Weather Service says occasional snow showers will continue to impact the highest elevations through mid morning Saturday. Snow covered and icy roadways leading to the summits will make travel to the summits extremely dangerous.

Due to the life-threatening conditions, the National Park Service has closed the road leading to the summit of Haleakal?. Travel to the summits should be avoided until the roadways have been cleared from snow and ice and deemed safe for travel.

Feb 17 08:18

Frightening footage shows moment 47 vehicles collide on a Kansas highway, killing one and injuring several others

Shocking footage has emerged of a major pile-up on a highway in Kansas which killed one and injured several others.

The crash happened near the Oak Grove interchange and Westbound lanes of I-70 just east of Kansas city and involved 47 vehicles on Friday.

One person died and several others were injured and taken to hospital when the crash occurred as the city was was gripped by a winter storm, with heavy snow covering much roads.

Feb 16 08:21

Climate Change Religion And Related Cover-Ups: What The Hell Is NASA Hiding?

The shrill voices of climate change hucksters get louder every day. Supposedly the world will end in 12 years. It won't.

Someone asked me on Twitter today "who are you to debate climate scientists."

Well, who are priests and clergy to debate Darwinism? Should we prevent debate that does not suit us?

Here's a widely held view: Climate Change Denial Should Be a Crime

In 1663, leading scientists all thought the sun revolved around the earth. The Catholic Church Convicted Galileo of Heresy for disputing the claim.

Supposedly, we are brighter today.

But why do we have scientists faking data and suppressing data that does not meet the cause?

Climategate
The Climate Scandal of the Decade involves fundamentally flawed methods and data manipulation to produce a "hockey stick" rise in temperatures.

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Take THAT, criminal climate creeps!!!

Feb 15 13:39

A (Not Quite) Complete List Of Things SupposedlyCaused By Global Warming

"Global warming is indeed a scam, perpetrated by scientists with vested interests, but in need of crash courses in geology, logic and the philosophy of science. It provides the media with a new scare story, which has been picked up by the focus groups and turned into the new religion, offering us hell if we don't all change our ways." [BBC]

Feb 15 12:25

McConnell to Force Democrats to Vote for the Ridiculous Green New Deal

Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez embarrassed herself and the entire Democratic Party when she finally pulled the cover back on her much-anticipated Green New Deal legislation…and it turned out to be a ridiculous dud. One of the most absurd bills to ever be announced in Washington, the GND’s details immediately sparked a firestorm of mockery which led to Ocasio-Cortez and her people yanking an elaborate FAQ section off the internet and declaring it a distortion of the bill’s reality.

We’re not sure anyone bought that, though, and now there are several Democratic candidates for president who will be forced to explain whether or not they actually support a bill that aims to – among other things – eliminate every car, boat, and plane in America within ten years.

Feb 15 11:47

Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island school districts closed while other regions reopen after snow day

Snowfall warnings have ended, but nearly a dozen school districts in the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast are closed again Wednesday due to snowy weather across the B.C. South Coast.

Feb 15 11:47

Group asks residents and local businesses to shovel when there is snow

It seems like the snow just doesn't want to stop lately.

and for many of us, it creates hazards on the streets, driveways, parking lots and much more.

Independence Inc. in Minot started an initiative earlier this season to raise awareness for residents and businesses to clear snow as soon as it hits the ground.

Not shoveling snow makes it inaccessible to those who have to walk.

The organization has been able to reach out to many but they still notice businesses and residential areas are not being shoveled.

Feb 15 11:46

As snow piles up, where will it all go?

Piles of snow continue to grow around the Twin Cities.

And with more snow in the forecast, finding places to put it is becoming more challenging.

February is supposed to be the least snowy month of the winter, but that's clearly not the case this year.

Feb 15 11:46

VIDEO: Snowing hard on Vail Mountain

VIDEO: The storm is starting to roll in just as forecasted on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Vail Daily reporter John LaConte is out enjoying it. LaConte is riding a Hovland Buckshot Snowskate.

Feb 15 11:44

Martin Armstrong Slams Al Gore's Deliberate Global Warming Fraud To Increase Governmental Power

There was this core group of people who seemed to enjoy all the attention they were gathering by predicting the end of civilization caused by humans. As the temperatures began to warm, suddenly they had to switch the dire forecasts from global cooling caused by humans to global warming caused by humans.

Al Gore came to the rescue. Global cooling meant that government should stockpile food for everyone, but that would cost money. Switching to global warming would create a different agenda that they were familiar with. Like smoking, they could tax it to HELP people. Of course, when they did stop and tax revenues began to decline, they introduced taxes on e-cigarettes and didn’t try to deter people from smoking.

Feb 15 10:41

Over 30,000 Scientists Declare Climate Change A Hoax

A staggering 30,000+ scientists have come forward confirming that man-made climate change is a hoax perpetuated by the elite in order to make money.

One of the experts is Weather Channel founder, John Coleman, who warns that huge fortunes are being made by man-made climate change proponents such as Al Gore.

Feb 15 08:23

Search for Shackleton's Antarctic Shipwreck Turns Back to Avoid Deadly Ice Trap

Worsening weather and nearly impenetrable sea ice have forced a research ship to abandon its search for the 1915 wreck of Ernest Shackleton's ice-bound ship Endurance in Antarctica's Weddell Sea.

The inclement weather and heavy ice also caused the loss of one of two autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) that had spent several days searching for the wreck on the seafloor. The AUVs were transported by the South African polar research ship Agulhas II.

The expedition team announced today (Feb. 14) that they had abandoned the search for the wreck and the Agulhas II was now returning northward, to the edge of the Weddell Sea, to avoid being trapped.

Feb 14 10:45

Trump Demands Gavin Newsom Return $3.5 Billion for Canceled Bullet Train; Newsom: It’s ‘California’s Money’ Now

President Donald Trump demanded Wednesday evening that the State of California return $3.5 billion in federal funds after Gov. Gavin Newsom canceled most of the state’s high-speed rail project, saying it was too expensive.

“California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars,” the president tweeted. “They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money back now. Whole project is a “green” disaster!”

Feb 14 08:53

Winter Storm Nadia Will Head Toward the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic After Bringing Feet of Snow to the West

Winter Storm Nadia will spread snow through parts of the Midwest and mid-Atlantic into the weekend after hammering the West with heavy snow the last few days.

Snow will spread from the Sierra Nevada eastward to the Rockies through Thursday night as Nadia moves farther east. For details on the heavy rain Nadia is bringing to California, click here.

Feb 13 13:55

Winter Storm Nadia: Hundreds Trapped on Mountain Pass, Road Closures Reported

More than 250 motorists became stranded at the summit of Washington's Snoqualmie Pass.

Crashes shut down roads in the Northwest as Winter Storm Nadia dumped heavy snow.

More than 24,000 customers remain without power in Washington state.

Feb 13 11:45

What Early Spring? It's Snowing in Hawaii — and for the First Time Ever at One State Park!

Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction for an early spring, winter isn’t letting go of its hold just yet — in fact, it’s setting records … in Hawaii.

A major winter storm that began rolling in over the weekend has forced many state parks across the islands to close, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources reported in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Notably, the DLNR wrote, “For perhaps the first time ever, snow has fallen in a Hawaii State Park,” explaining that Polipoli State Park on the island of Maui is “blanketed with snow.”

Feb 13 11:30

McConnell Says Senate Will Vote On Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just lobbed what we imagine will be the first of many stink bombs into the 2020 Democratic primary.

During a news conference on Tuesday where he was flanked by fellow Senate Republican, McConnell revealed that he plans to call a vote on the Green New Deal bill proposed by NYC Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey, a plan that, as we have noted, is filled with extreme proposals like rebuilding every building in the US, and weaning the US off all carbon-based forms of energy within 10 years.

While the plan doesn't have a prayer of passing in the Republican majority Senate, McConnell's intentions should be clear to any avid follower of US politics. Now that no fewer than five Democratic Senators have announced their 2020 campaigns, McConnell is going to force them to make a choice with potentially major consequences down the line:

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