Al Gore has ranted about Global warming and that its the greatest threat to our society. Obviously Al Gore missed the “global war” on terrorism and he also may be turning a blind eye to the weather this Easter holiday weekend. I guess this abnormally cold weather is a result of global warming as well?
A top hurricane forecaster called Al Gore “a gross alarmist” Friday for making an Oscar-winning documentary about global warming.
“He’s one of these guys that preaches the end of the world type of things. I think he’s doing a great disservice and he doesn’t know what he’s talking about,” Dr. William Gray said in an interview with The Associated Press at the National Hurricane Conference in New Orleans, where he delivered the closing speech.
Cherry blossoms in Washington DC are covered in snow after a spring storm on 4/7/07.
Record lows for the Masters Golf tournament in Augusta, GA.
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) – Ear-muffs and mittens, parkas and fleece…the patrons of Augusta National looked dressed for skiing rather than the third round of the Masters on Saturday.
“I’m wearing long johns, a sweater and a jacket,” Roberta Goslen of Conyers, Georgia told Reuters. “I’m ready.”
Overnight temperatures fell below freezing and with icy winds gusting to 20-mph, talk turned to wind-chill numbers among the fans who staked out prime positions at the par-three 16th.
Forecasters said it was going to stay cold Saturday and plunge down to the middle 20’s on Easter morning across the Southeast _ meaning that Easter frills, bonnets and sandals will be replaced with coats, scarves and socks.
Georgia climatologist David Stooksbury said the northern half of the state has usually shaken off chilly temperatures by the end of March, but that freezing temperatures have lingered on into April in years past.
Still, this weekend’s freeze is rare.
In Morrison, Colo., officials were forced to cancel an annual sunrise service scheduled for Sunday at the Red Rocks Amphitheater because seats and stairways were covered in ice.
In Washington, D.C., visitors to the nation’s capital awoke Saturday to see cherry blossoms coated with snow. Snow also fell in metro Atlanta Friday night, and even in parts of West Texas and the Texas Panhandle.
Heavier snow in Ohio postponed Saturday’s doubleheader between the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners. The doubleheader had been scheduled because Friday’s home opener in Cleveland was postponed.
In Nashville, Tenn., a forecast low of 22 degrees Sunday would beat the current record set on March 24, 1940, when the morning temperature was 24 degrees.
“We’re going to be in record territory, for sure,” said Jim Moser, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Nashville.
A look at the Watches and Warnings shows freeze watches and warnings extending from the Ohio Valley all the way into northern Florida. The cold snap is especially dangerous to agriculture this year, and the South Regional News expands on some places where record-breaking cold will be felt during sunrise services on Easter morning.
The springtime arctic outbreak will also allow for snow in areas that very rarely see wintry precipitation this late in the year. On Saturday morning, snow mixed with rain in much of North Carolina, and flurries were observed as far south as Atlanta. The system that caused this rare April snowfall will scrape the Northeast coast with some additional snow on Saturday. Moderate snowfall also fell in Washington, D.C. early Saturday morning. The nation’s capital has not received accumulating snow in April since 2001. The East Regional News discusses the coastal storm in further detail, as well as the continuing lake-effect snow in western New York.