Posts Tagged ‘weather’

Meanwhile, in South Dakota…

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Rapid City just got an inch of global warming.

An early September winter storm in the Black Hills has dumped more than 6 inches of snow in the area, while Rapid City received its earliest snowfall in more than 120 years.

Jon Chamberlain, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Rapid City, said almost 1 inch of snow had fallen in downtown Rapid City by 8:30 a.m. while 2 inches was measured in higher elevations in town.

The snowfall in Rapid City is the earliest in the city since 1888, the NWS said.

At what point do all those cold weather anecdotes add up to climate?

Slovenia Hit by Several Feet of Global Warming

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Mainly linking to this story for the amazing photos. As if living in an Ex-Communist country wasn’t bad enough, a winter storm just dumped several feet of ice on them.

“Walking in a Winter Wonderland” takes on quite a different meaning when the weight of the ice brings forests worth of trees crashing to the ground.

Driving doesn’t look like much fun either, though the frozen landscape looks amazingly alien.

Another video (skip ahead a minute to omit getting out of the parking garage):

All this should make you feel better about your current weather….

When The Levee Breaks

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Rains have been so heavy (at least and north of here; in Austin, we’ve gotten squat in the way of rain the last two months) that the Army Corps of Engineers is planning on blowing the levee at Bird’s Point, Missouri, to prevent Cairo, Illinois from flooding. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has refused to issue an injunction against demolishing the levee.

More here.

The issues are complex and daunting. However, that won’t prevent me from using that as thinly-veiled justification for posting the late Blues guitarist John Campbell’s version of “When the Levee Breaks.”

(Hat tip: Instapundit.)