Snow from Colorado to Minnesota

May 1st, 2013 at 10:26 pm by under Bill's Blog, Weather

snow wyoming   Snow in Wyoming – from J. Miller.  Heavy snow has fallen from Colorado and Wyoming to Minnesota and (again!) in the Western U.P.  The snow has closed schools, downed power lines and resulted in vehicular accidents and slide offs.  Snowfall so far:  20″ near Buford WY, 15″ near Fort Collins and at Nederland CO, 6″ Coleridge NE and 6.5″ at Ringsted, Iowa.  At one point this PM it was 87 at Mt. Pleasant in eastern Iowa, and in the low 30s and snowing in northwest Iowa.

30 Responses to “Snow from Colorado to Minnesota”

  1. Jack says:

    First , Wow….Keep That Snow Outta Here. Wow, Busy Day ….BILL. 5 Threads Today. Does This Mean You are, Trying 2 Get To Bed EARLIER. I know you’re a Night~ Owl. !!! Keep Up Theee GREAT JOB BILL. Staying CUED !!! ;-)

  2. Brad says:

    We can all agree climate change is real,

    denied only by those who lie, cheat, and steal!

    1. Bill Steffen says:

      No one denies “climate change”. Climate has always and will always change. We do vigorously challenge catastrophic warming from CO2. The computer models used to predict the catastrophe are, as Dr. Judith Curry describes “deeply flawed”. Most scientists have “adjusted” to the fact that the Earth is not warming now and hasn’t for over 10 years:

      http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/Fig.C.gif

      “The five-year mean global temperature has been flat for the last decade…” – James Hansen et al.

      CO2 emissions in the U.S. are falling: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2012/08/in-a-surprise-co2-emissions-hit-20-year-low/1#.UYH-Gkrou3M

      The catastrophic claims of the alarmists have proven untrue: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html

      In fact, it’s snow and cold that are the story in the Northern Hemisphere now: http://www.u.tv/news/43000-carcasses-found-in-snow/cafcb06e-1dfd-4391-934b-2ef5af316942#.UYCIJuOAsvQ.twitter

    2. big Daddy BC says:

      So the climate can change as long is it doesn’t interfere with profit.

      Bill Steffen, protecting the short term goals of the elite on News 8.

        1. big Daddy BC says:

          Hey, Moron. This is from the same author.
          Oceans may explain slowdown in climate change: study shows

          http://news.yahoo.com/oceans-may-explain-slowdown-climate-change-study-170410831.html

        2. Bill Steffen says:

          Well, that’s a start…you’re finally admitting the “slowdown”. Actually it’s been not a “slowdown” but a STOP and it’s gone on for over a decade!

          http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/Fig.C.gif

          “The five-year mean global temperature has been flat for the last decade…” – James Hansen et al.

          We’re making progress with you…now we can work on that Bay City Teachers contract that you like but could really endanger children: “The Bay City Public Schools teachers contract would allow teachers to come to school under the influence of alcohol five times before being fired, three strikes under the influence of drugs and two if teachers are caught selling drugs. The language has been in the contract since 1997.” (quote from mlive here: http://www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/2012/10/bay_city_teachers_union_gave_4.html (see page 92 of the contract: http://www.bcschools.net/images/stories/financials/Transparency/BCEA_Contract_2011-12.pdf)

        3. big Daddy BC says:

          The problem you have is that you believe temperature and energy are the same thing. They aren’t. It’s possible to increase or retain an increase in energy without recording that gain as in increase in temperature. Latent heat from phase change chemistry sucks up a lot of energy. Look it up, although I’m surprised you don’t understand this stuff.

        4. Bill Steffen says:

          Emperor’s new clothes! It’s a lot more possible that the nightmare scenarios painted by you climate profiteers are observationally and scientifically incorrect. Dr. Judith Curry, head of Climate at Georgia Tech has called the climate models “deeply flawed”. NONE of you climate alarmists and none of your models predicted an 11-year (and counting) stop in the warming. With a cold PDO and a dimmer sun, I wouldn’t get that the Earth will be much (any) warmer 10 years from now.

          Here’s an example of the predictions you guys made: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/snowfalls-are-now-just-a-thing-of-the-past-724017.html

          Here’s reality: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/files/2013/02/Figure41.png

          Actual global temperatures vs. IPCC Predictions: https://twitter.com/BigJoeBastardi/status/314205289421361153/photo/1

      1. Bill Steffen says:

        The climate changes regardless of what light bulb I use or what vehicle I drive. The profit of union bosses has nothing to do with it. http://cnsnews.com/news/article/27-million-uaw-owned-country-club-includes-golf-course-condos-swimming-pools

        1. big Daddy BC says:

          Teachers and plumbers aren’t getting from polluting, the .01% club is. Here’s your good buddy, Mitt, making millions.

          http://bigstory.ap.org/article/steel-mill-polluted-town-romney-firm-profited-0

        2. Bill Steffen says:

          And Al Gore is worth more $$ than Mitt Romney: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/08/al-gore-mitt-romney_n_2432534.html

          And Mitt’s not beating up poor African-American hot dog vendors like the union goons: “Seven of the eight people facing felony charges for their alleged actions on Dec.6 at the State Capitol are affiliated with the SEIU Healthcare Michigan union.”

        3. big Daddy BC says:

          So now Al Gore’s beating up hot dog vendors?

  3. TomKap (Michigan St. & Fuller) Grand Rapids says:

    Seeing the current radar it’s really hard to believe that such cold air can be so close to us (as I sit here with shorts on and the attic fan sucking in that wonderful fresh air from outside).

    Those poor folks are getting HAMMERED with snow. Ugh.

  4. Tyler says:

    8 inches in Rochester Minnesota and 10 inches in Austin Minnesota. Ironwood Michigan recorded 4 inches.

  5. big Daddy BC says:

    Record heat in Vancouver

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/05/01/bc-promo-video-weather-wagstaffe-record-heat-weekend.html

    And here’s Australia,

    “Australia’s run of exceptionally warm weather has extended into May, giving the country its second-hottest start to the year on record.
    Big dry threatens crops
    Perth posts record April heat
    The first four months of 2013 have seen average national daily maximum temperatures reach 1.34 degrees above the average for 1961-1990, shy only of the blisteringly hot start to 2005, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.”

    http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/summer-of-record-heat-extends-into-may-20130501-2irue.html

    It’s always going to be cold or hot somewhere, Bill. Stop trying to use weather to support your climate denier stance, makes you look like a bluttering amateur.

    1. Robert (Plainwell) says:

      1961-1990 reference smells funny.

      1. Bill Steffen says:

        He picks those years in order to get the coldest 3-decade period of the last 120 years. The National Weather Service (everyone except a very few special interest shills) uses the 1981-2010 climate normals: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/normals/usnormals.html

        From the Reuters article: “Scientists are struggling to explain a slowdown in climate change that has exposed gaps in their understanding…”

      2. big Daddy BC says:

        I didn’t pick those months, Bill. The climatologists did.

        1. big Daddy BC says:

          …eh, years.

        2. Bill Steffen says:

          And they picked 1961-90 to get the coldest average. There is no other reason to use that 30-year period for an average. The entire NWS/NASA/NOAA/NCDC uses the current 30-year average of 1981-2010 as my link shows. You can also use the entire record of established weather stations that have not been subject to heating from urbanization.

    2. Bill Steffen says:

      The GLOBAL temperature for April was -0.038 deg. C COOLER than average

      1. big Daddy BC says:

        Prove it, Steffen. We haven’t had a month of temps at or below average since the ’70s.

        1. Bill Steffen says:

          http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/maps/current/index.php?action=update_userdate&daterange=Apr&year=13 The monthly average temperature for the Lower 48 states is going to be one of the coldest relative to climate norms in several years (July 2009?).

        2. big Daddy BC says:

          Oh, so now it’s the lower 48? Above you said GLOBAL. Which is it, Slick? Prove it.

          Your link shows how dry the US is. Was that your intention?

        3. Bill Steffen says:

          Try this link: http://www.hprcc.unl.edu/maps/current/index.php?action=update_product&product=TDept North America has been chillin’. The globe is very close to average, which fits the trend: http://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/graphs_v3/Fig.C.gif

  6. Jill C. says:

    My son texted me this morning from Arlington, TX and said “either WeatherBug is off or you guys are almost 30 degrees warmer than we are.” Later he said, “the earth must’ve shifted and Denver is the new North Pole and Texas is the new Canada.” ;)

    Dallas is supposed to see a record low for the second morning in a row. (Previous record was 41 and they are predicting 38 degrees overnight. Fans had to bundle up this evening out at the Rangers ballpark in Arlington.)

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