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Colorado: Significant winter storm forecast

Posted by feww on March 8, 2011

Colorado: Significant winter storm, up to 2 feet of snow

Snow Possible from Rockies to Missouri Valley, Great Lakes

Kansas City, Mo., Monday, March 7, 2011 – NOAA forecasters said the Central United States will see mostly rain and snow for the next few days. Heavy snow is expected today in the mountains of Utah and Colorado and part of the Central Plains. Rainy conditions will prevail from the Southwest across Nevada, New Mexico and Oklahoma to Kansas and northeast Missouri.

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Winter Storm Warnings, Watches and Advisories are in effect in major portions of Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas and Nebraska, as well as northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin. Snowfall totals are expected to range from a few inches to two feet or more at higher elevations. Weather statements include:

Grand Junction and southwest Colorado:

  • Winter Storm Warning today and tonight for eastern Utah and western Colorado – expect 1-2 feet of snow above 8,500 feet; 3-6 inches in northwest valleys

Pueblo and southeast Colorado:

  • Winter Storm Warning for parts of the Mosquito Range, Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 11,000 feet, the Wet Mountains, Chafee and Fremont counties – 6-10 inches of snow at lower elevations, 10-20 inches above 10,000 feet

Dodge City, southwest and south-central Kansas:

  • Winter Storm Warning from midnight CST tonight to midnight Tuesday – expect 5-9 inches of snow, possibly preceded by a brief period of freezing rain and sleet

Weather Story:  Grand Junction, CO

A significant winter storm will affect the region into Tuesday, with snowfall of 1 to 2 feet anticipated for mountain locations and 3 to 6 inches over the valleys in northwest Colorado and southwest Colorado. 6 to 8 inches can be expected in the Steamboat Springs area. Elsewhere, rain will change over to snow overnight with little accumulation. Dry and warmer conditions will return later in the week…though isolated to scattered snow showers are possible from time to time in the northern mountains.

Weather Story: Kansas

A strong spring storm system will move across the Rockies and Plains states tonight through Tuesday night. Light snow will begin this evening and become more widespread and increase in intensity tonight and Tuesday morning. Gusty North winds of around 25 mph on Tuesday will produce areas of blowing and drifting snow and wind chills near 10 degrees above zero. Some locations could receive as much as 10 inches of snow by the time the snow diminishes Tuesday evening. Dry and warmer conditions will follow late in the week and persist through the weekend. Source: NWS

Weather Story: Nebraska

As depicted in the purple-shaded area above, a decent chunk of South Central Nebraska and North Central Kansas appears in line to receive significant snowfall accumulations of potentially 6-12 inches between late tonight and late Tuesday night. This snow will actually arrive in two separate systems, as outlined in the black box above. The first round will affect mainly Nebraska from late tonight into Monday evening, and bring a fairly widespread 2-5 inches of snow. Unfortunately, the second system that will strike Monday night, Tuesday, and Tuesday night is looking stronger than the first one, and will feature heavier snowfall of 6-10 inches along with northerly winds of 20-25 MPH and higher gusts. All snowfall should be over with by sunrise Wednesday as the system moves off to the east. Source: NWS




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Western U-S Blasted by Fierce Storm, 2 ft of Snow

Posted by feww on December 31, 2010

Heavy snow blankets a vast area spanning from New Mexico to Minnesota

A winter storm has buffeted the western U-S with violent wind gusts, heavy rain and about 2 feet of snow

More than a million calls forced Arizona highway hotline to shut down after up to two feet of snow blanketed parts of the state.

“We’re expecting almost a one-two punch across the middle part of the country over the next two days.” A National Weather Service forecaster told reporters.

“Once the large-scale pattern sets up you can be very stormy and have one after another.”

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Snow Cover US (December 31, 2010)

  • Area Covered By Snow: 50.9%
  • Area Covered Last Month: 34.2%

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3rd coldest winter on record: NWS

Posted by feww on February 27, 2010

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Winter storms pummel New York, U.S. Northeast

New York: Frozen Ghost Town, but New Yorkers may soon wish the snow hadn’t gone away!

Large scale climatic oscillations and wild, wild weather may soon become the global norm.

February 26, 2010: Winter Storm Hits New York City

A wave breaks over an occupied car as people attempt to tow it to safety Friday in Saco, Maine. The driver left the car as the tide continued to rise, flooding local streets. Credit: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

More About the Latest Record-Breaking Winter Storm:

  • This month was the 4th coldest February on record, NWS said
  • It pummeled New York and much of the U.S. Northeast,  depositing about 60cm (2 feet) of snow in NYC.
  • Schools were closed in New York City, Philadelphia and other cities in the Northeast.
  • Businesses were forced to close down.
  • City’s transportation systems were shut down.
  • The National Weather Service said more than 50cm (20 inches) of snow had fallen so far, making the storm the third heaviest on record. The record snow for New York was set in February 2006 when more than 68cm (~ 27 inches) of the fluffy stuff covered NYC.
  • As of Friday, a new all time snow record was set for the month of February with the latest storm raising the month’s total to 91.5cm (36 inches).
  • The storm started on Thursday and could last through Saturday with another 10-20cm of additional  snow forecast for NYC.
    It was the third storm to strike the U.S. Northeast in four weeks.
  • About one million homes and businesses across the region experienced blackouts on Thursday and 75 percent were still without 24 hours later, Associated press reported.
  • Strong winds, gusting up to 100 km per hour (60 mph) were recorded in eastern Long Island, the National Weather Service said.
  • In Philadelphia, winds gusted managed only 80 km per hour (50 mph) prompting the city to declare its fourth snow emergency of the winter, local reports said.
  • A man was killed in Central Park, NYC, on Thursday after  he was hit by a tree limb that broke off under the weight of the snow.
  • Up to 1,200 flights were canceled throughout the region.
  • Most train and commuter bus services in the area were also canceled.



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Pacific storm moves across the Northwest

Posted by feww on January 1, 2010

Pacific storm causing heavy rain and snow from Washington and Oregon to Intermountain West

A Pacific storm  in the Northwest is generating heavy rain and high-elevation snow as it moves from  the coast of Washington and Oregon to the Intermountain West.

The cold front is moving also southward  (see image above) into N. Calif, with rain and high-elevation snow expected as far south as the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Leaving the Mortals Behind

Posted by feww on December 26, 2009

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US President and family leave the snowy continental US to the local mortals as they wing it to the warmth of Hawaii Volcanoes

Mr Barak Obama and family leave behind snowy Washington DC  headed for warmer Hawaii. Photo: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Before leaving for Hawaii, however, he said in an interview with PBS Newshour:

“I think that people are justified in being disappointed about the outcome in Copenhagen.”

He added:

“What I said was essentially that rather than see a complete collapse in Copenhagen, in which nothing at all got done and would have been a huge backward step, at least we kind of held ground and there wasn’t too much backsliding from where we were.”

[Is he beginning to sound like his predecessor?]

How did you save the talks, Mr?

“At a point where there was about to be complete breakdown, and the prime minister of India was heading to the airport and the Chinese representatives were essentially skipping negotiations, and everybody’s screaming, what did happen was, cooler heads prevailed,” Obama said.

Prevailed to what end?

“We were able to at least agree on non-legally binding targets for all countries —not just the United States, not just Europe, but also for China and India, which, projecting forward, are going to be the world’s largest emitters,” he said.

Is a non-legally binding “agreement” worth the carbon paper it’s written on? Or was it achieved verbally?


Never mind your opinion as a president, please answer the  question in your capacity as a “law professor.”

This space is left blank for Prof Obama’s answer: __________________________________________!

Earlier Sweden’s Environment Minister Andreas Carlgren called the UN Copenhagen climate negotiations, which the US and China had colluded to undermine, “a disaster for the world.”

“I call this a disaster, it doesn’t at all match the needs of the world …,” said Carlgren.

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Deadly Winter Storm Paralyzes United States

Posted by feww on December 10, 2009

At least 17 people were killed as heavy snow and fierce winds swept the US

A massive winter storm swept across the United States burying vast swaths of land across the country under deadly snow and ice.

Madison, Wisconsin has experienced the greatest snowfall so far in the Midwest (December 9, 2009), with 19 inches.  Photo: Andy Manis/Getty Images. Image may be subject to copyright.

Official reports:

  • 7 inches of snow fell in NE Pennsylvania
  • 16 inches of snow in Des Moines
  • 19 inches south of Madison, Wisconsin
  • 50mph gusts  created  15 feet high snow drifts
  • The deadly storm has killed at least 17 people, most of them in traffic accidents
  • Thousands of flights canceled
  • Thousands of residences from Missouri to New York left without power
  • Hundreds of schools closed
  • Pittsburgh hit by 50-mph winds causing damage to some buildings

A severe winter storm blustered its way across the United States on December 7 and 8, 2009. The storm dumped heavy snow from California to the Great Plains, and fierce winds added to the hazardous conditions. The storm was predicted to continue eastward in midweek, and blizzard warnings were in effect for Great Lakes states as of December 9.

This image shows the blanket of snow laid down by the storm across the West, along with the thick swirl of storm clouds over the Great Plains from North Dakota to Oklahoma. The image is made from a combination of images captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensors on NASA’s Terra (most of the left side of the image) and Aqua (most of the right side) satellites on December 8. NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, based on individual images from the MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey.

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