Global Warming biting hard in the US, 49 of 50 states have snow on the ground

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Global Warming is striking hard in the US. ?The Herald reports on ‘Snowmageddon’ or global warming in a cool phase:

A major storm blowing in heavy snow and ice is gripping large swaths of the winter-weary US, leaving a dozen people dead and knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes.

Thousands of travellers were stranded as flights, including at major air hubs in Atlanta and New York, were cancelled, and nearly 800,000 homes and businesses lost power, mainly in Georgia, and North and South Carolina.

The latest brutal freeze to hammer the eastern states of the country since the start of the year has been dubbed “snowmaggedon”, “mind-boggling” and “historic” by major television networks and forecasters.

CBS News said at least 11 deaths had been blamed on the ferocious conditions.

“A strengthening area of low pressure will move up the east coast Thursday bringing with it significant winter weather from the southeast to New England (in the northeast),” said the National Weather Service, which had warned of a “mammoth dome” of Arctic air.?

We have been warned about how global warming kills…it seems that in it’s cooler version it kills more.

The Great Lakes region is also taking a hammering. Have a look at the impact of global warming on those lakes.

Image/ NASA Modis

Image/ NASA Modis

The total ice cover on the Great Lakes continued to increase in the past seven days. At the rate the ice is growing, ice cover would reach record levels sometime next week.

We also had a mostly clear day Tuesday February 11, 2014. The high resolution satellite was able to generate some fascinating images.

The total ice cover on the entire Great Lakes system is reported at 87.3 percent today, according to the?Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory(GLERL). The ice cover is up from 77 percent covered seven days ago.

The highest recorded total ice cover on the Great Lakes is 94.7 percent back on February 19, 1979. It should be emphasized that the most modern data set only goes back to 1973.

So the entire Great Lakes system has gone from 77 percent ice covered last week to 87 percent ice covered today. At that rate of increase, the Great Lakes would set a new modern day record for ice cover sometime next week.

USA Today is reporting snow on the ground in 49 of the 50 states…Florida is the only one without snow….yes even Hawaii has snow.

Snow is on the ground in 49 out of the 50 states ? only the Sunshine State of Florida is completely snow-free, according to a map produced Thursday morning by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

(This doesn’t mean that those 49 states are snow-covered, of course, only that some part of each state has snow.)

Although this map doesn’t show it, there is snow in Hawaii, where webcams are showing snow on the high peaks of the mountain volcanoes of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.

The map also doesn’t include Alaska, but it’s a given that most of that state is snow-covered this time of year. A quick check with the National Weather Service forecast office in Fairbanks found 19 inches of snow on the ground there.

 

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