The Country still Shivers

March 27th, 2013 at 1:26 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

difax    This is a map showing high temperatures (from SUNY – Albany) from Tuesday across the U.S.  It was another chilly day for much of the Lower 48 states.  Again here’s afternoon high temperatures compared to average in ( ):  Tampa 59 (78), Orlando 62 (79), Jacksonville 55 (76), Key West 69 (79), Dallas 55 (70), Atlanta 44 (67), Birmingham 43 (69), Greenwood MS 46 (70), New Orleans 56 (74), Tupelo 47 (69), Harrison AR 44 (63), Nashville 40 (64), Asheville NC 39 (62), Charleston SC 52 (72), Norfolk VA 45 (61), London KY 39 (62), Louisville 40 (61), St. Louis 40 (60), Emporia KS 36 (61), Denver 45 (57), Omaha 41 (54), Des Moines 38 (54), Springfield IL 38 (57), Lafayette IN 36 (53), Dayton OH 38 (54), Erie PA 39 (48), Rochester MN 35 (46), Watertown SD 25 (43), Glendive MT 28 (50 – also last 10 days in Glendive have been 19 deg. cooler than avg.), Idaho Falls 42 (50), Devils Lake ND 19 (39), Portland OR 54 (58), Fairbanks AK 5 (31), Anchorage AK 18 (37), Kotzebue AK -8 (10), Grand Rapids 42 (49).   Look how cool it’s been this month over much of the country.

Also, could this be the coldest March in 100 years across parts of N. Europe.  The desperate search to save animals after the heaviest snow since the early 1960s.  Good video of snow in the northern U.K.  here.  I bet you didn’t know they could get that much snow there.  All-time record March snowfall in Hamburg, GermanyKiev, Ukraine under at State of Emergency due to heavy snow (2,000 trucks stuck).  Good pictures here.   100-vehicle crash in the snow in AustriaSnow disrupts Scotland.    World Wildlife Federation concerned about deep snow and cold killing animals in Russia.

Season Snowfall in inches with average to date in ( ):  Grand Rapids 65.2 (72.4), Muskegon 98.6 (90.5), St. Louis 27.9 (17.2), Wichita KS 29.8 (14.2), Great Falls MT 59.5 (47.9), Denver 54.8 (43.8), Little Rock AR 10.5 (3.5), Boston 63.4 (41.1), New York City 26.1 (24.2), Detroit 47.2 (40.1), Indianapolis 34.5 (25.5), Green Bay 66.4 (47.4), Madison 70.3 (47.2), Salt Lake City 67.8 (51.5), Elko NV 40.9 (36.7), Cincinnati 25.2 (21.3).

13 Responses to “The Country still Shivers”

  1. Nick says:

    Where’s spring!! Tigers play at coamerica in 9 days vs the Yankees it’s going to be cold!!!

  2. John (Holland) says:

    Winter was slow in coming but it made up for lost time!

  3. Daniel (Denver, CO) says:

    We definitely made up for last year in terms of snow for the season. At least we don’t have those wildfires like we did last March. The overall pattern seems to be cool/cold for the foreseeable future. Could end up being a cold spring for most across the CONUS. It will be interesting to see if the large ridge does indeed pop up over the Intermountain West this summer or if we will have a summer similar to 2009.

  4. Mike M. says:

    Why, this is entirely consistent with the ensemble of GCM’s, Bill!!

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      Of course! And if I remember right, the models even predicted that Jimmy Hoffa would disappear…I think that was caused by AGW too! Everything else semems to be caused by AGW: Dr. Brignell has a very interesting general site on “math hysteria”:

      1. Brad says:

        Just think of the number of things attributed to a supernatural sky monkey. Talk about hysteria and imagination!

        1. Bill Steffen says:


        2. Brad says:

          Global warming is not real…but a blissful afterlife in the sky is real! Too funny.

        3. Bill Steffen says:

          Global Warming Hysteria/Alarmism is fading like the 2008 Detroit Lions in October!

          Even “Handcuffs” Hansen is admitting the obvious: The five-year mean global temperature has been flat for the last decade… – James Hansen et al.

          From the LA TIMES (2009):

          “According to a survey of members of the American Assn. for the Advancement of Science, conducted by the Pew Research Center in May and June this year, a majority of scientists (51%) say they believe in God or a higher power, while 41% say they do not.

          Furthermore, scientists today are no less likely to believe in God than they were almost 100 years ago, when the scientific community was first polled on this issue. In 1914, 11 years before the Scopes “monkey” trial and four decades before the discovery of the structure of DNA, psychologist James Leuba asked 1,000 U.S. scientists about their views on God. He found the scientific community evenly divided, with 42% saying that they believed in a personal God and the same number saying they did not. Scientists have unearthed many important fossils since then, but they are, if anything, more likely to believe in God today.”

        4. Jack says:

          Brad. A Blissfull AFTER LIFE Is REAL !!!! I’m READY are U ? CUE:

        5. Mike M. says:

          It is said that a man who does not believe in God will believe anything. Hence the number of atheists who believe a trace gas will destroy all life on Earth. Global warmists are the secular version of the Westboro Baptist Church.

        6. Irish coffee says:

          Mike…double standards, irony and hypocrisy abound!The non-believer crowd(Christopher Hitchins,Bill Maher,etc) attack , mock and ridicule Christians and their beliefs/Faith ad nauseum.Truth be told, they ascribe to their own ‘religious’ set of principles and dogma,usually via ‘moral relativism’ & ‘secular humanism’ as guiding forces for acceptable behavior/conduct and ‘origin of life’ constructs.Absent credible proof(no evidence of the CONCEPTION of intelligence from NON-INTELLIGENT source…no witness, no observation,and no scientific support vis-a-vis lab reproduction) they resort to “theories” based on propositions, conjecture,”trust” + faith in incomplete/un-confirmed data.Enter the Christians….who follow many of those same standards for proof in afterlife/existence of God .. pot meet kettle as evolutionists have blind faith in intelligence magically born/evolved from NON-intelligence much the same way Christians have Faith in God w/ verification/support in the form of the Holy Spirit.

        7. Bill Steffen says:

          Speaking of the Westburo Baptist Church. The “Church” is largely he extended family of Fred Phelps. He has not only been the “leader” of that relatively small “church”, but…he’s been a lifelong Democrat. This is from his Wiki:

          Democratic Party

          Phelps has run in various Kansas Democratic Party primaries five times, but has never won. These included races for governor in 1990, 1994, and 1998, receiving about 15 percent of the vote in 1998.[36] In the 1992 Democratic Party primary for U.S. Senate, Phelps received 31 percent of the vote.[37] Phelps ran for mayor of Topeka in 1993[38][39] and 1997.[40]
          Support for Al Gore

          Phelps supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic Party presidential primary election.[40]; According to Phelps, members of the Westboro Baptist Church helped run Gore’s 1988 campaign in Kansas.

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