Oh That Global Warming … Snow & Frigid Temps be Damned … The Ice Age Cometh


Hey Al Gore what do you have to say about this? As Al Gore sits back in his posh Weather_cold_2Belle Meade, TN mansion this weekend what must he think of the “global warming” going on all around him? Some are predicting the coldest weather in 15 years. Maybe Al is getting together a documentary on “The Ice Age Cometh”. What does Al have to say?

Wicked weather on its way from Chicago to New York City . The weather is being described as being the coldest in years.

Winter will make a strong push over the next several days with a snowstorm followed by extreme cold through next week. On the heels of this weekends storm over the Northeast, a frigid pool of air from the Arctic will press into the Midwest on Tuesday and into the Northeast on Wednesday

Storm pattern and cold from the Midwest to the Northeast.

The average temperature in December was 15.8 degrees, which makes it the 10th coldest December in the city since weather records were kept starting in the 1880s, said officials from the National Weather Service in Green Bay. For about the first three weeks of December it was cold enough for the month to flirt with the top five coldest Decembers recorded in Oshkosh.

By the way, calculating the average temperature is pretty simple. The NWS adds the high and the low for each day and then divides by two.

The 15.8 degree average was a whopping 6.3 degrees below normal for December. Oshkosh had nine days with below zero temperatures last month, according to the NWS and Northwestern weather observations.

Posted January 10, 2009 by
Al Gore, Global Warming, weather | 18 comments

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    18 Responses to “Oh That Global Warming … Snow & Frigid Temps be Damned … The Ice Age Cometh”

    1. GreatOwl on January 10th, 2009 12:42 pm

      I suspect the polar ice cap has melted and slide down on top of us. Darn that global warming.

    2. Richard on January 10th, 2009 3:06 pm

      Now that the campaign season is over, and the supply of artificial hot air is dwindling, we may really be in for some frigid times.

      Let’s wait for the post-inaugural weather.

    3. EURobert on January 10th, 2009 4:29 pm

      We have the coldest winter in 12 years as well over here.

      And what do we do when there is ‘natural ice’ on the canals, brooks, lakes, streams, channels, … ???

      ICE SKATING!!!


    4. Richard on January 10th, 2009 4:49 pm

      EURobert, good as always to hear from you.

      Is the presence of the Dutch delegation in Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles getting much ‘play’ in the Dutch media? Is anyone paying attention?

      My guess, and I’m not an informed watcher of the Dutch scene, is that most people there would like to wash their hands of the whole issue, and are tired of paying money to the Caribbean islands.

    5. EURobert on January 10th, 2009 5:11 pm

      Hi Richard,

      No you’re wrong Richard. The Dutch are very interested in Aruba and the corruption there and the Natalee Holloway case.

      Yesterday the news was that Hero Brinkman was kicked out of the Dutch Parliamentary delegation to Aruba because he used very offensive language to Aruban officials; but most comments I see on the internet are in favor of Brinkman!

      And these last months (December & January) the PRdV-PvdE tapes are over and over on TV because of it winning al kinds of awards. Tonight Patrick was interviewed again because of the hidden cam operation.

      BTW: did you see that last ‘Ice skating’-video in my previous post? Absolutely beautifull. That channel with all the windmills is on the UN list of world-cultural-heritage. So romantic!

    6. rightknight on January 10th, 2009 5:18 pm

      Mr. Gore, yoo hoo! Of the three major climate predictions
      open to you, (Global Cooling, Global Normality, and
      Global Warming) you selected the latter. You may
      have been worn down from inventing the internet
      and stuff. It can be fun trying your luck at the expense
      of societies. Cocksure politicians are plentiful these

    7. arubatraveladvisory on January 10th, 2009 5:45 pm

      My kid’s teacher announced to the class that this cold weather is part of global warming – the excessive heat in the summer months results in brutally cold winters is what the new story is that they are trying to brainwash our kids with.

      Can’t the global warming folks accept that when the sun is very active, it gets warm, and when the sun is very inactive it gets cold? Can’t the same folks accept the facts that Mars and Venus have also recently seen periods of global warming (not caused by humans I might add). I haven’t heard anything yet, but it would be interesting to see if Mars and Venus are seeing very cold times right now like we are.

    8. MBS on January 10th, 2009 7:01 pm

      It’s funny how warming and cooling periods in the world’s climate seem to correspond with sunspot activity, rather than the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. But I’m sure it’s the CO2 which causes the change. Right.

    9. Richard on January 11th, 2009 1:19 am

      EURobert, thanks for the info. I’m sure that we’re all interested in hearing about whether there is interest in the Netherlands on what is going on in Aruba and the Antilles. Somehow, I can’t help but think that having one’s delegation insulted is going to endear these places to the Dutch ….

      As for the ice-skating scenes, they’ve been rendered by more artists than I can think of at the moment. Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer … the names stream on endlessly.

      Maybe we can work to associate, in the Dutch mind, Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture” with Natalee’s case. A fight against oppression in both countries ….

    10. caesu on January 11th, 2009 6:25 am

      i get it now.

      because Al Gore is a scary leftist elitist educated liberal socialist, he must be wrong on everything, even when 99% of the scientific community agree with him on Global Warming.

      and these cold waves, that’s called weather – climate is something else.
      and the Global temperature is measured all over the Globe, so looking at local or regional anomalies is just ignorant.

    11. ANewGirl on January 11th, 2009 9:01 am

      While we may be used to it….time to buckle down again here in Bean Town. New Englanders are tough.

      I’ll leave the global warming & atmospheric changes to others to ponder about….time to put on the LL Bean boots & 3M Thinsulate Overcoat & get ready rock & roll. (Thank God for Snow Blowers, Husbands & 4WD. ) Woo Hoo!!

      NG from Boston

    12. Just Bearly on January 11th, 2009 10:16 am

      There is a Mother Nature, and is she ever pissed off about everything mankind is doing….

    13. Richard on January 11th, 2009 10:25 am

      ANewGirl … Since you live in or near Boston, and I was brought up in Connecticut, we share some common background.

      Don’t you find that the schools these days seem to panic at the first sign of snow, and call off classes?

      Seems to me that “in my day,” back in the administration of John Tyler, the snow had to be over your head before you got a snow day. Now it’s almost routine, it seems.

      So much for moral fiber….

    14. buster on January 11th, 2009 6:53 pm

      When I was a kid I had to walk to school every day. Some times the snow was six feet deep and it was up hill both ways.

    15. ANewGirl on January 11th, 2009 8:03 pm

      Richard…Yes, in today’s day & age–it always comes down to liability & Risk Management. Seems to me, the Public & Private Schools don’t want to be held accountable for School Bus accidents and the like. Also, the removal of snow & ice on school grounds sidewalks is always an issue.

      But I agree—-in our day….it had to be a legitimate storm with a large accumulation for School to be called. Remember the Blizzard of ’78?

      In any case, my children don’t get as exicited about it happening repeatedly as they used to when they figured out that the # of “snow days” days get added ON to the end of the School year in May when they have Spring fever.

    16. Kurt Montandon on January 14th, 2009 1:14 am

      Uh huh.

      And I’m sitting at 5000′ in the southern Cascades. It was nearly 60 degrees here today, and we’ve hardly had more than two feet of snow total this year. Normally, it wouldn’t break 30 on a January day, and we’d have 3-4′ on the ground.

    17. Timbo on January 16th, 2009 10:13 am

      Why do we not hear from Global Warming fanatics when the temperature is in single digits or below zero? We only hear from them during middle of Summer. As of Jan. 16, 2009 the upper Midwest is experiencing the coldest winter in 13 years. Chicago, frigid every winter, is coldest in 8 years. Where are the Global Warming people? Probably turning up their thermostats. Stay tuned, we will hear from Al Gore next July, right on schedule. Hey Al….Earth heats…then it cools…then it heats…oh, nevermind.

    18. Lyin' Tryon on January 17th, 2009 11:09 pm

      Friends, let’s not get carried away. All this cold weather can be explained quite satisfactorily by global warming. Ya see, as the ice caps melt down, all that new ice water flows around and around and makes oceans colder’n usual. Then the sea water affects the air which causes the weather to turn nasty and that causes us to turn up the heater. It’s a vicious cycle: warm air=melting ice=cold water=cold air=warm air. But the underlying cause is still there: too much greenhouse gas which we gotta do something about and soon. One more of these record cold winters and our Canada goose will be cooked! I hope this bit of science helps some of yous get through this complex issue.

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