So much for global warming as snow hits the Deep South in the heart of Dixie. Global warming be damned as schools close, traffic comes to a stand still and snowman are the order of the day in the south.
Today was like a scene out of “A Year Without a Santa Claus” when it snowed in South Town in New Orleans, Houston and many other areas of the deep south. Since 1895, records indicate that snow has fallen this early just once in Houston, TX on December 10, 1944. The Big Easy looked more like the “Big Freezy” as 2 to 8 inches of snow fell across the state of Louisiana. Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama also found themselves with significant snow falls.
It was like the 2008 version of a Year without a Santa Claus as the two brothers, Heat and Snow Miser obviously must have had a heated argument ending in a chilly conclusion as it snowed in South Town. Maybe, just maybe global warming has everything to do with the environment and the Miser brothers, rather than man.
Global warming eh? Rare snow storm hits the south …
Snow in New Orleans is a rarity. The last time it snowed was Christmas 2004; before that, the last snow recorded was in 1989, according to Jim Vasilj, a forecaster with the National Weather Service. Since 1850, snow had fallen in “measurable amounts” rather than traces in the city just 17 times, Vasilj said. Of the 17, today’s snowfall was the earliest in the season recorded.
As much as 6 inches had piled up in Livingston Parish as of 10 a.m., Vasilj said. Similar amounts were reported in Bogalusa and St. Helena Parish, while in Mandeville, between 2 and 3 inches had accumulated, according to Vasilj.
John Kerry is still looking for the Unites Sates to pass that “global” test. This time the global test is required for global warming.
Dec. 12: Pedestrians walk along an ice-covered street in Kinderhook, N.Y. A wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain knocked out power to more than a million homes and businesses in New England and upstate New York Friday.
An ice storm knocked out power Friday to 1.25 million homes and businesses from Maine to Pennsylvania, closing schools and tying up travel, and authorities say it could take days for all customers to get service back.