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  • Weather Acting Funny in Your Neighbourhood?

    Will be without snow here in Göteborg all winter, with a small hint of possible snowfall in march - when the sun is out longer. This means a long, drawn out autumn on the other end of things.

    Doesn:t bode well for the mandatory winter tyres - 6.000 SEK for four new ones put on in okt.

    What:s up with your part of the world?

  • #2
    I don't live there, but I read that New York City had the first December since the late 1800's without snow.

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    • #3
      Global warming is a fact. What is disputed is what changes it will make in your neighborhood.

      In theory Europe is screwed ‘cause the warming Atlantic currents are supposed to shut down, leaving Europeans to face the kinds of winters they get in Minnesota. I read this morning that Phoenix, AZ had a record number of consecutive dry days this year (something like 147), whereas Seattle had the wettest November on record. So maybe you will get more of what you are used to, whatever that is.

      In CA they expect more rain and less snow in the Sierras, adversely affecting water supplies in the big cities that are quenched by snow runoff. The collection reservoirs are sized to handle gradual runoff over a long period of time, not huge amounts of runoff over a short period of time.

      All sorts of interesting things will be happening weather-wise in our lifetimes. I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy near-sea-level properties. And things definitely look bad if you are a polar bear . . .

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      • #4
        Acdording to the NYTimes, it was 72 degrees there this past weekend (that's 22 Celsius). Equalled city record for January.

        http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/07/nyreg ... ref=slogin

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        • #5
          plus ça change.... I remember my mother kvetching about the weather patterns being totally screwed up (too much snow one year, not enough the next) in the '50s and blaming it on nuclear testing.

          Any attempt to look at weather in anything other than monstrous many-year chunks and across the whole planet as an average is like identifying all the trees on the forest after looking at one fallen leaf.

          (but yes, of course, the overall trend is currently upwards, with no end in sight)

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          • #6
            Thankfully, things are getting back to normal in WNY:

            "THIS VERY COLD FLOW OF AIR WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH THE DAY WEDNESDAY. ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY WITH LOCALIZED STORM TOTALS APPROACHING A FOOT AND A HALF IN SOME AREAS."

            We can only hope.

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            • #7
              No snow in Connecticut and none forcast thru mid Jan. Since im a runner i love it! Here's hoping for a nice mild summer! :arrow: :idea: :twisted: :twisted:
              phsstt!

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              • #8
                We had a record high of 9.2C for January 1 here in normally-frikkin'-freezin' Toronto. I think I've seen about a dozen snowflakes so far this year and it wasn't dandruff. It's definitely freaky. Meantime, palm trees in Vancouver have likely been flattened like the ones in Stanley Park - GH must be wondering what's up with his native hinterland. 50 years from now, Iqaluit will be the new Fort Lauderdale 8)
                Take good care of yourself.

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                • #9
                  Weather cycles, Chicken Hammy, weather cycles. What goes around, comes around, even in weather. Now if you could just get those damn volcanoes to stop spewing out gas at such a high level... :twisted:

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                  • #10
                    gm,

                    Take 90 minutes one day and watch An Inconvenient Truth. We are riding one cycle you really don't want any part of . . .

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by bad hammy
                      gm,

                      Take 90 minutes one day and watch An Inconvenient Truth. We are riding one cycle you really don't want any part of . . .
                      I suspect gm would rather take 90 minutes of root canal.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by bad hammy
                        gm,

                        Take 90 minutes one day and watch An Inconvenient Truth. We are riding one cycle you really don't want any part of . . .

                        Whatever the status of global warming , it has nothing to do with the weather in the midwest and east coast.

                        http://post-journal.com/articles.asp?articleID=11106

                        Just ask the folks in Colorado

                        There are no strings on me

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                        • #13
                          We had at least three major wind and rain storms (I have lost count).
                          Definitely one of the wettest winters I can remember.

                          Lots of basements have flooded, our beloved Stanley Park has lost many of its magnificent old trees and the roof on BC place in Vancouver was torn open. :?

                          Track practices have also been a challenge.
                          You know it is lousy out when you can't see your kids running through the rain and they have to avoid branches flying through the air.

                          We don't cancel practices.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by gm
                            Weather cycles, Chicken Hammy, weather cycles. What goes around, comes around, even in weather. Now if you could just get those damn volcanoes to stop spewing out gas at such a high level... :twisted:
                            As a hard-core enviro-friendly, it pains me to say it, but this part of the equation is indeed, IMHO, being underplayed by the Chicken Little scientists of the world. While there's no doubt that man-made actions are exacerbating things at the moment, I remain not completely convinced that ole mother earth (the Gaia Hypothesis?) can still take care of herself far more than some would have you believe. Certainly assigning blame to homo sapiens for minor perturbations in microclimate (which is all we're really talking about here) is too drastic a step to be taking at this point.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by tandfman
                              Originally posted by bad hammy
                              gm,

                              Take 90 minutes one day and watch An Inconvenient Truth. We are riding one cycle you really don't want any part of . . .
                              I suspect gm would rather take 90 minutes of root canal.
                              Yep, sometimes the truth is a little painful.

                              Originally posted by gh
                              . . . I remain not completely convinced that ole mother earth (the Gaia Hypothesis?) can still take care of herself far more than some would have you believe.
                              Mother Earth will be just fine. The thing is, she doesn’t care whether you are here and enjoying your ride or not. Things are going to get a bit human hostile over the next couple of hundred years . . .

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