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  1. Several cities had their snowiest single month of all time in April. (Photo: Chris Huber, AP) Story Highlights More than 3,400 cold records set across the nation Baseball games snowed out in both Denver and Minneapolis More snow and cold forecast for this week April has been a freakishly cold month across much of the northern USA, bringing misery to millions of sun-starved and winter-weary residents from the Rockies to the Midwest. "The weather map ... looks like something out of The Twilight Zone," Minneapolis meteorologist Paul Douglas of WeatherNation TV wrote on his blog last week. Record cold and snow has been reported in dozens of cities, with the worst of the chill in the Rockies, upper Midwest and northern Plains. Several baseball games have been snowed out in both Denver and Minneapolis. Cities such as Rapid City, S.D.; Duluth, Minn.; and Boulder, Colo., have all endured their snowiest month ever recorded. (In all three locations, weather records go back more than 100 years.) In fact, more than 1,100 snowfall records and 3,400 cold records have been set across the nation so far in April, according to the National Climatic Data Center. Unfortunately for warm-weather lovers, after some mild temperatures the past few days, the chill is forecast to return as the calendar turns to May: Accumulating snow is forecast overnight Tuesday night and Wednesday in Denver and in Minneapolis-St.Paul by Wednesday night and Thursday, said AccuWeather meteorologist Mark Paquette. And across much of the central USA, temperatures will be from 25 to 45 degrees colder on Wednesday than they were Monday, according to AccuWeather. For instance, Denver should see a high of 35 degrees Wednesday, after a high near 80 on Monday. As for the cause of the ongoing cold? A stuck weather pattern that's continued to funnel frigid air into the central USA from Canada for the past few months. Specifically, the troublemaker is what's known as a "blocking" area of high pressure over Greenland, eastern Canada and the North Atlantic Ocean, which favors a cold northwest flow of air over the central and eastern USA, Paquette said. If you want warmth, he said, head west: Hot, dry, windy conditions will prevail this week in much of southern California and Arizona, where highs will top out in the 90s. Meanwhile, in Minnesota, the snow, rain and sleet that has dragged well into April means money lost for golf courses that have been unable to open. Territory Golf Club director Doug Stang in St. Cloud was asked last week if he'll ever see anything like this spring again: "I don't think so," he said. "This is just too bizarre." John and Laura Reinhardt walk with umbrellas in the snow around Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, Minn., on April 22.(Photo: Renee Jones Schneider, AP) Other chilly April 2013 records, according to AccuWeather and the Weather Channel: •Both Bismarck, N.D., and Pierre, S.D., had their snowiest Aprils on record. •International Falls, Minn., recorded a low of just 4 degrees April 20. In records dating to 1897, it had never been this cold before this late in April. •Baton Rouge: Thelow temperature bottomed out at 39 degrees on the morning of April 20. This was the lowest temperature ever recorded this far into the spring season. •Sheridan, Wyo.: Had a bone-chilling low of -1 degree on the morning of April 23. •Amarillo, Texas: The low temperature dropped to 21 degrees on April 24. This is the coldest Amarillo has been this late in the season in records dating to 1892. •Fargo, N.D.: The first 50-degree or higher temperature reading of the year occurred April 26. Previously, since 1881, Fargo had never had to wait past April 17 to get at least one 50-degree day.
  2. Denver: Snowstorm, Dramatic Change to Cold in Store By Brian Edwards, Meteorologist April 29, 2013; 8:53 PM Share | Elementary school students are dropped off at class as a Spring storm dropped snow over Boulder, Colo., Tuesday April 23, 2013. The National Weather Service says most of the Denver metro area will end up with 3 to 6 inches of snow through early Tuesday. Up to 10 inches of show is expected in the central mountains. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says avalanche danger there is considerable. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) Another blast of cold air will charge southward across the Plains this week, which will lead to more spring snow for Denver. With daytime highs in the 80s expected through Monday, new residents and visitors in Denver are in for a shock. The combination of the cold air, the right wind direction and a storm tracking just to the south will set up a snow situation for Denver and vicinity late Tuesday into Wednesday. Enough snow can fall to make for slushy and difficult travel conditions along stretches of I-25, I-70 and I-80 in the region. However, there is the potential for enough snow to fall to shut down some sections of these highways. AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Erik Pindrock said, "Our forecast tools are showing temperatures falling into 30s across the Denver area by Wednesday morning. The cold air combined with an east wind flowing up the mountains could lead to more accumulating snow in the city and the mountains." "If everything comes together, the mountains to the west of Denver could receive a foot or more of snow on Wednesday," Pindrock said. "Denver averages about 1.3 inches of snow during the month of May, which means that snowfall this time of year isn't rare." Just like snow is no stranger in May in Denver, often it will warm up quite a bit ahead of most snowstorms throughout the fall, winter and spring. Other cities in the region that will receive snow include Cheyenne and Casper, Wyo., Fort Collins and Colorado Springs, Colo., and North Platte and Scottsbluff, Neb. Possible Snowstorm for Omaha, Other Cities on the Plains As the storm rolls out from the Rockies, it may continue to produce a swath of heavy snow from portions of eastern Nebraska to Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and upper Michigan. If all the right pieces were to fall into place, some communities over the central Plains that rarely get a foot of snow from a storm in January, may be digging out from a foot of snow by the end of the week. While such a storm is more common in Denver and the High Plains, such an event is increasingly more rare farther east and over lower elevations in the region. The storm would be hitting these areas on May 2 and 3. AccuWeather.com will continue to provide updates on the snowstorm, return of cold air to the Plains and any severe weather and flooding consequences farther to the east in the Central states.
  3. Sea Level Sea level has been rising at a steady rate since records began in the late 1800s – well before the CO2 era. Is it accelerating? The following figure shows global cumulative sea level change for 1900 to 2002 [http://www.wamis.org/agm/meetings/rsama08/S304-Shum_Global_Sea_Level_Rise.pdf]. Since according to the IPCC, CO2-based warming has apparently only shown up since the 1970s, all of this sea level rise since prior to 1970 cannot be caused by anthropogenic CO2, and yet the trend has not increased. Acceleration has been caused by selective trend calculation (i.e. cherry-picking). The following figure compares (left) the above sea level data (1.6 mm/yr) with (right) more recently reported rate of 3.1 mm/yr. By using a start year of 1993 – at the bottom of a dip in the trend, a spurious calculation of 3.1 is obtained. In reality the recent data is in line with the long-term trend – the “acceleration” is artificial. Acceleration has also been produced through data adjustments. The following figure compares the sea level data through 2009 (from above-right – changed to the magenta line below) and the same data through 2005 from an older EPA report. The older data has more recently been adjusted downwards to artificially create an “acceleration” of sea level rise. See: http://www.appinsys.com/GlobalWarming/GW_4CE_SeaLevel.htm for details.
  4. Expect news to break within 12 hours! It doesn't look good for Obama or Hillary!
  5. Obama lulled America into false confidence over terror threat as his supporters bombed Boston
  6. I cannot give a valid arguement to someone who has a case of "Liberalism", after all "Liberalism is a Serious Mental Disorder" hence it is illogical to argue with someone who is mentally ill!
  7. First; quit going to Islamic web sites for your info! Second; seek out a mental professional for your distorted views of reality!
  8. What is being implied and what I have said in the past, is that people who believe in the concept of "Liberalism" are the ones with the most serious mental disorders and are the 'terriorist' of society! Coincidence?
  9. Twitter feed suggests Boston Marathon terrorist was an Obama supporter Written By: Bob - Apr• 19•13 Boston Marathon terrorist suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev is still on the run, but his real Twitter feed @J_tsar has been discovered. Most of it is the sort of superficial fluff you’d expect from someone his age, but he did make statements alluding to drug use, terrorist, and his political beliefs. Here are some supportive retweets he made in the wake of Barack Obama’s reelection. Excerpt from November Twitter feed of terrorist Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. They “are the ones we’ve been waiting for,” and they are both Islamic terrorists and leftists.
  10. Racist Hatred? Is that why Lyndon Johnson destroyed the black families?
  11. What did the homo sea captain give his gay boyfriend for his birthday? A tug!
  12. Good one!!!! How do you know you're at a gay BBQ? The hotdogs taste like shit!
  13. There was an auto race from San Francisco to Miami between a car full of fags and a car full of lesbians. Who arrived in Miami first? The lesbians did. They 'Headed' down Highway '69' doing Lickety Split while the fags were still in San Francisco packing their shit!
  14. What do you call a gay dentist? The tooth fairy of course! How do faggots dispose of their condoms? By farting!
  15. How do you know that you have walked into a homosexual church service? Only half the congregation are kneeling!
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