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  1. https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/carbon-dioxide-fertilization-greening-earth A small segment of the NASA report.... "However, carbon dioxide fertilization isn’t the only cause of increased plant growth—nitrogen, land cover change and climate change by way of global temperature, precipitation and sunlight changes all contribute to the greening effect. To determine the extent of carbon dioxide’s contribution, researchers ran the data for carbon dioxide and each of the other variables in isolation through several computer models that mimic the plant growth observed in the satellite data. Results showed that carbon dioxide fertilization explains 70 percent of the greening effect, said co-author Ranga Myneni, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environment at Boston University. “The second most important driver is nitrogen, at 9 percent. So we see what an outsized role CO2 plays in this process.” Way to go Co2. The Sahara desert is shrinking! Food production soaring. In Texas...During the crisis wind power disappeared(froze)...normally high in February. Carbon powered surged. But even that could not make up for the incredible demand. Were some plants offline? Yes...but the online ones provided amazing amount of power. https://www.wsj.com/articles/texas-spins-into-the-wind-11613605698 Excerpts While millions of Texans remain without power for a third day, the wind industry and its advocates are spinning a fable that gas, coal and nuclear plants—not their frozen turbines—are to blame. PolitiFact proclaims “Natural gas, not wind turbines, main driver of Texas power shortage.” Climate-change conformity is hard for the media to resist, but we don’t mind. So here are the facts to cut through the spin. Texas energy regulators were already warning of rolling blackouts late last week as temperatures in western Texas plunged into the 20s, causing wind turbines to freeze. Natural gas and coal-fired plants ramped up to cover the wind power shortfall as demand for electricity increased with falling temperatures. While millions of Texans remain without power for a third day, the wind industry and its advocates are spinning a fable that gas, coal and nuclear plants—not their frozen turbines—are to blame. PolitiFact proclaims “Natural gas, not wind turbines, main driver of Texas power shortage.” Climate-change conformity is hard for the media to resist, but we don’t mind. So here are the facts to cut through the spin. Texas energy regulators were already warning of rolling blackouts late last week as temperatures in western Texas plunged into the 20s, causing wind turbines to freeze. Natural gas and coal-fired plants ramped up to cover the wind power shortfall as demand for electricity increased with falling temperatures. Yea old fashioned energy.
  2. https://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/projections/en/ In graph form. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2021/02/15/who-and-the-climate-emergency/ Lets spend trillions on this. Historic cold is destroying Texas. Energy demand very high and wind mills can't work. 23 % of power generation by wind mills. Hey Texas welcome to Germany. Big Article in Washington Post. Did not even mention Climate change. Huh
  3. Birds 69 is one of my favorite posters. He is from my home areas code. Hope he pops up the next several days'.
  4. The late sixties, all the seventies, early eighties...all were not good for snow cover in our areas.. Even the mega blizzard of 83 saw temps in the sixties the next day. Snow cover lasted a couple of weeks after late seventies big snow storms. I enjoy this stretch.
  5. Sun Angle effects temperature. Warmer in summers...colder in winter. How does it affect this storm at 25-27 degrees? Accue weather had me at 25 in the boro.
  6. I do not understand what you mean about sun angle at 27 degrees? Changing the subject...I live in north Wales boro and have a temperature of 25.
  7. Back in the 70's and 80's Tv weatherman were not Mets. I think it was better. These weather men talked to Mets and tried to understand the forecast and Than explained it to us. They were us. Jim O'Brien, Herb Clark. So often today...it sounds like Tv weathermen are just reading 6 hour old models. Elliot Abrams is my all time favorite real met.
  8. I have happy memories of ice storms too. My daughters sorority sisters en mass coming down to stay with us from Lehigh because they had no power at Lehigh.
  9. Tough one for the models. There can be a swing of 10 degrees at this point
  10. As a side note...I went to Lehigh in the late 70's and we had two large snow storms the winter of 77-78. Back to back. I grew up in North Wales Pa. After Lehigh I lived in the neighboring town of Lansdale right next to North Penn High. And this storm was the greatest storm of my life. First time for thunder snow. And there was a lot thunder. And yea... a foot of snow in under three hours. Got more snow in a storm. 30 inches one year in North Wales...90's. But nothing compares to the 83 storm. Interesting enough...if I remember the right way, storm was behind schedule and local Mets were starting to down play it.
  11. I have been around since wright brothers days. I am 63 so been following snow a lot longer. I do not remember any time this active. Northern polar vortex...active southern jet in a Nina. Bethlehem Pa in 1977-78 two giant storms after about a week apart. That was cool after many dry years. But today in North Wales Pa...We have lots of snow and an active week ahead. I have family...Hoboken to Richmond. Storms are coming. Of course after I post this...I am sure the models will all dry up
  12. You said...It was never even close. Not a compliment.
  13. Accu weather really sucks. Blah Blah Blah. Both their options from several days ago are in play. Huge...probably not. Nice storm maybe. Cutting up Accu Weather or the Nws...does not earn respect. Cutting up Dt...maybe.
  14. Here comes the Coastal. https://weather.com/maps/currentusweather
  15. This model reading is hilarious at this stage. Nam? Dt sucks at snow forecasting. 24 hours from now he will be changing his forecast. I make no claims to being a forecaster...but 15 inches or more for central Montgomery county Pa.
  16. I loved the old interface. It was frustrating that the radar was down a lot. The new interfaced was designed(it would seem) by folks who have no idea why people would go to a radar site. Old days...one click you are there.
  17. Kyw moved from accu weather several years ago. They moved from constant updates to forecast recorded hours ahead of time.
  18. Snow has progressed in North Wales. Still light but steady.
  19. I was lining up my cars and helping my daughter pack her car when the first flakes came down. You beat me too it.
  20. I know this storm has to reform off the coast...But a large area of low pressure heading this way from the Midwest. Gives me chills. https://www.weather.gov/oun/sfcmaps