## Sunday, December 16, 2007 ... //

### Snowstorm: Ontario, Northeast

The highest temperature today in Pilsen was -3 °C and there are some small snow residuals around.

But in Ontario, Quebec, the U.S. Northeast, and, to some extent, the U.S. Midwest, they have more fun. At some places, they received a foot of snow which is not bad even though it is less than forecast. But Southern Ontario still has a chance to see a record snowstorm.

In Boston, the one-foot snowstorm has set a new record for December and exceeded the average amount of snow for the whole December. 400 flights were canceled at Logan.

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By the way, the global sea ice area anomaly is slightly positive right now (graph, more): it means that the total area is higher than the average for mid December. I am afraid that you won't read about it in the media.

Google News finds about 47,000 articles from the last month that contain "global warming" and 16,000 articles that contain "snow storm" or "snowstorm" or "winter storm". But only 70 articles include both "global warming" as well as one of the three versions of a "snowstorm". It seems that these things have nothing to do with each other. However, whenever you have a "warm" event, most of the articles about it refer to global warming. Where does this asymmetry come from?