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.

Reports about the snowstorm:
Google News
Blog Search
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?


  1. You speak the truth!

    I am 'enjoying' this snowstorm right a guess, we've received about 40cm of snow today. So far, in November and December 2007, we already got more snow than during all of the 2006/2007 winter season!

    And officially, winter is not here yet...

  2. In my area we just got a measly 4" or so. And it was all the wrong kind--you can't make anything out of it except ice. No snowballs, snowmen, forts,... (yes, I still play in the snow with my younger brother, who still plays with our even younger neighbors!)