Another Big Blizzard, Another Polar Vortex Cold Wave: This Is A Classic 1970’s Winter

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The unusually cold, bitter winter continues with barely a pause.  We had some above freezing days briefly here in upstate New York but it is back into the zero degree refrigerator for the next week.  A big snowstorm is raging across the nation and NYC already had significant snow this week and will be hammered yet again.  We are expecting over a foot of snow here on my mountain.  The sneers about ‘it is only WEATHER’ has finally begun to fade as severe cold grips entire continents showing us how Mother Nature disregards computer projections when it comes to solar activity and volcanoes both of which have a huge effect on the weather with the sun being one of the biggest, most absolute driver of weather change.


Massive volcanic eruption kills at least 16 people as toxic clouds hamper rescue efforts in Indonesia and in Ecuador there was another eruption.  This will make it colder and more snow in the northern hemisphere.  The el Nino events which has already pretty much vanished, won’t appear any time soon if these eruptions continue. — News and information about meteor showers, solar flares, auroras, and near-Earth asteroids: we are at the solar maximum so there finally has been some sun spot activity.  Today, there is a significant solar storm:

February 4, 2014 solar storm



Deep Freeze: Was the Polar Vortex Really the Cause? – explains how this ‘mysterious’ polar surge really wasn’t due to the polar vortex moving southwards suddenly.  Of course, the story that there was this one-time ‘polar vortex’ causing super cold weather which was due to ‘it being too hot in the stratosphere’ is downright silly since our below zero surges began before Thanksgiving and have pulsed southwards every other week since then with yet another super cold surge this week and I presume, this will continue to the bitter end of winter whenever that is.

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The groundhogs all said we will have at least six more weeks of winter and I trust a groundhog a lot more than a human meteorologist.  Natural gas soars as cold grips nation; 50% higher than last year at this time.  According to energy dealers, if we have a cold April (and I am betting on this) it will cause huge financial pain to people living in cold regions.  Liberal websites have opted to pretty much ignore this winter and keep up the storyline, ‘We are heating to death’.  Here is a sad example:  How rainbows and oil slicks help to illustrate the greenhouse effect | The Raw Story


Not shy at all, Raw Story uses the words ‘global warming’ rather than the colder ‘climate change’.  The author, , whines about all the myths made up to counter the global warming story.  The comments from readers are even sadder.  I am aghast at how ‘liberals’ who claim to love humanity, are brutally vicious when sneering about people freezing to death or paying super high energy costs due to incredibly cold, brutal winters.  Basically, the global warming gang wants us all to die via freezing to death.  And this is killing the liberal movement.  The cruel desire to freeze people to death is very unappealing to put it mildly.


It is horrible. Just like I warned the liberal left to not idolize Trayvon who was a troublesome teen seeking to be a criminal thug as his life goal, clinging to global warming while millions and millions of people across thousands and thousands of miles are freezing cold, is insane.  And very alienating.  Some comment such as ‘Our computer projections were way off!’ and ‘Wow, we should worry equally about a possible Ice Age!’ would go a long ways to saving the left from utter annihilation.


As it is, the left has staked its claims and sticks to these even in the face of obvious failure.  Here is a desperate rearguard action trying to convince people that Cold weather ‘doesn’t undermine global warming science’ -from the Brit Telegraph.  It seems that a number of sane Scientists reject claims of record cold being caused by ‘global warming’ – Time Mag. blamed ‘polar vortex’ on ‘global cooling’ in 1974.  Wash Post Throws Cold Water on Idea that Global Warming Is Causing Record Cold: ‘It’s still heavily debated…Elizabeth Barnes of Colorado State disputed the link’.

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▶ Bad weather batters Europe – YouTube: heavy snowfalls, blocked roads, 4 feet in places, falling.  I recall the ice polar bears carved by protestors at the Copenhagen Climate meetings.  Living polar bears will thrive this year in many places at this rate.

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18 responses to “Another Big Blizzard, Another Polar Vortex Cold Wave: This Is A Classic 1970’s Winter

  1. Luc

    Salon, Slate, Raw Story, Huff Po……leftist loons with s–t for brains.
    Thanks for information on Volcanoes and weather.
    For a laugh I will skim the raw story.

    Hope you are well thru this brutal winter.

    I spoke to someone in eastern Montana y’day. She said she considered the winter there mild.

  2. Luc

    Raw Story, unlike Popular Science, allows comments! Who would have thought a lib publication would allow freedom of speech on their dime?

    This is from a few sources, and I can not prove all of this…but here goes:

    Under my plan, the cost of electricity will necessarily sky rocket!” — Obama 2008

    First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
    First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
    First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States.
    First President to violate the War Powers Act.
    First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
    First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
    First President to spend a trillion dollars on “shovel-ready” jobs when there was no such thing as “shovel-ready” jobs.
    First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
    First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
    First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
    First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
    First President to tell a CEO of a major corporation (Chrysler) to resign.
    First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
    First President to cancel the National Day of Prayer and to say that America is no longer a Christian nation.
    First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
    First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
    First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke out on the reasons for their rate increases.
    First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
    First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
    First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
    First President to actively try to bankrupt an American industry (coal).
    First President to fire an inspector general of AmeriCorps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
    First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
    First President to surround himself with radical left wing anarchists.
    First President to golf more than 150 separate times in his five years in office.
    First President to hide his birth, medical, educational and travel records.
    First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
    First President to go on multiple “global apology tours” and concurrent “insult our friends” tours.
    First President to go on over 17 lavish vacations, in addition to date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayers.
    First President to have personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
    First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
    First President to fly in a personal trainer from Chicago at least once a week at taxpayer expense.
    First President to repeat the Holy Quran and tell us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth
    First President to side with a foreign nation over one of the American 50 states (Mexico vs Arizona).
    First President to tell the military men and women that they should pay for their own private insurance because they “volunteered to go to war and knew the consequences.”
    Then he was the First President to tell the members of the military that THEY were UNPATRIOTIC for balking at the last suggestion. (Thank God he didn’t get away with THIS one.)

    And here we are, no surprise, we’re getting screwed in utility prices.
    Next Dumbo the Rodeo Clown will whine and mewl about the evil electricity companies gouging consumers; it is how Progressive Communists roll. Oh, and let us be reminded of the BILLIONS tossed down the shithole chasing the green energy SCAM while enriching his cronies, just like Mugabe, Odingo, Idi Amin, and other incompetent African leaders.

    (Former Energy Czar van Jones “lost” a few billion in green energy Porkulous funds but no matter…)
    1. Evergreen Solar ($24 million)*
    2. SpectraWatt ($500,000)*
    3. Solyndra ($535 million)*
    4. Beacon Power ($69 million)*
    5. AES’s subsidiary Eastern Energy ($17.1 million)
    6. Nevada Geothermal ($98.5 million)
    7. SunPower ($1.5 billion)
    8. First Solar ($1.46 billion)
    9. Babcock and Brown ($178 million)
    10. EnerDel’s subsidiary Ener1 ($118.5 million)*
    11. Amonix ($5.9 million)
    12. National Renewable Energy Lab ($200 million)
    13. Fisker Automotive ($528 million)
    14. Abound Solar ($374 million)*
    15. A123 Systems ($279 million)*
    16. Willard and Kelsey Solar Group ($6 million)
    17. Johnson Controls ($299 million)
    18. Schneider Electric ($86 million)
    19. Brightsource ($1.6 billion)
    20. ECOtality ($126.2 million)
    21. Raser Technologies ($33 million)*
    22. Energy Conversion Devices ($13.3 million)*
    23. Mountain Plaza, Inc. ($2 million)*
    24. Olsen’s Crop Service and Olsen’s Mills Acquisition Company ($10 million)*
    25. Range Fuels ($80 million)*
    26. Thompson River Power ($6.4 million)*
    27. Stirling Energy Systems ($7 million)*
    28. LSP Energy ($2.1 billion)*
    29. UniSolar ($100 million)*
    30. Azure Dynamics ($120 million)*
    31. GreenVolts ($500,000)
    32. Vestas ($50 million)
    33. LG Chem’s subsidiary Compact Power ($150 million)
    34. Nordic Windpower ($16 million)*
    35. Navistar ($10 million)
    36. Satcon ($3 million)*
    *Denotes companies that have filed for bankruptcy.
    Oh, and speaking of corrupt whores…
    1. John Doerr is an Obama Bundler and business advisor.
    2. Doerr was a member of Obama’s Jobs Council who met like, twice in four years.
    3. Doerr is a partner in the venture capital firm of Kleiner Perkins (Silicon Valley).
    4. Doerr told Oblameo WHO should receive funds from Porkulous 2009.
    5. ODDLY ENOUGH, 16 of 22 firms that GOT money from Porkulous, Doerr had some form of ownership therein.


    ELAINE: Do you actually read my blog???

    The GOP spends trillions on useless wars and that is OK? Obama did spend money to revive the economy wrecked by Greenspan and Bush. Did you want people to starve or have no jobs at all????

  3. Arctic outflow has reached the west coast,-5C tonight on Vancouver Island.
    Looks like a week of this.
    Not as bad as in 95 I think it was when we had minus 20 C for 2 weeks and we had Snowy owls hanging out in the back 40 who had come down from the north.
    Keep warm everyone.

  4. JimmyJ

    @Peter C: -5C in Victoria BC is getting down there. Hard on the street people who migrate there for typically warmer weather.

    Up on BC’s Nechako Plateau we’ve been down to -25C or so at night with forecasts threatening below -30C. Of course in the 1970s and 80s we had weeks of -35C and spots down to -50C occasionally. We haven’t seen anything like that since.

  5. Ziff house

    Jimmy nice to hear from the hinterland, a bit cold here as peter says but nothing like the 70’s yet, howling winds and snow drifts .

  6. Jim R

    Obviousman is obvious.
    Concern Troll is concerned.
    Global Warming is Global.
    Everything else is just weather.

    If you still have ice on your roof this coming July, then we have a problem. You might consider a lower latitude/altitude then. But for now, it is winter on Mount Airy.

    And, as I have said before, I agree that financial fraud will not cure GW. … It is just another thing that we will have to endure, along with many natural things. A cure may be on the way for the financial fraud, by the way: depression.

  7. Some AGW fans are freaking out now as Arctic ice that they predicted would be gone in 2015 is building back up,including thicker multiyear ice.
    None of them realizes the danger of another ice age which could start just with a trigger like the arctic vortex and some volcanoes.Temperature records show the transition happens quickly over decades not centuries,
    Jimmy.. had to google Nechako to see where you were!
    Pan for any gold up there?

  8. They cling to a particular narrative because they want political action. What’s clear is that the weather is not normal. If anything’s going to be done about that, in a democracy, there might need to be a simple narrative with a simple prescription.

    I have more faith in people’s ability to understand things, so I’d like the mainstream discussion to be more scientific. But I’m probably naive.

  9. CK

    So it is 2pm in Philly on the day of the icy rains. PECO says approx. a half a million residents are without power ( I am one of them). The outside temp is a balmy 34F and so the ice is melting a wee bit in preparation for refreezing this evening. Some middle class union members are going to make a nice chunk of change in overtime bringing the power grid back on line over the next two weeks. As it becomes more and more obvious that the civilization that was built between 1850 and 1950 can no longer be obtained by the current denizens of that husk, it behooves them as can, to take what measures they can to insulate themselves from the various grid failures. I wish I had a backup generator franchise come next week and for the three months thereafter.
    After 120 days those without power today will have forgotten this winter …
    300 days from now they will remember again but until then it will be global warming carbon tax trades Goldman Sachs screws you without lube again time.
    Balmy 34.
    After Sandy,

  10. CK, the power went out here last summer as well as during the winter. It’s just that it was flooding instead of snowing. Maybe we should just start to think of our era as The Environment Strikes Back.

  11. emsnews

    We lived for ten years with virtually no electricity or anything more modern that 1880.

    It isn’t impossible but requires a lot of forethought and care such as trimming the wicks of lanterns when it is still daylight and chopping and stacking firewood or tending the hearth fires as well as cooking on a wood stove, etc. While on a very cold mountain with some of the harshest winters ever after Pinatubo blew up.

  12. CK

    As much as I adore the fantasy idea of living like my great great Neanderthal ancestors did; the actuality of it blows. I had done enough firewood splitting in the 60’s to fill my need for that activity at least until 2100.
    @Steve: We have now enjoyed 5 multi day power outages in 18 months, the last was Sandy until yesterday. PECO suspects that power might be back Sunday for most of its customers.

  13. Luc

    It is amazing how much the media is ‘into’ spreading the AGW hoax. I appreciate yr ‘weather updates’. Y’day, for a joke, I read thru USA Today.
    Sure enough there was a tale of ‘Yes its cold but theres still AGW’.

    It mentioned the tired ‘climate isnt weather’ riff. Then notes ‘its hot in Australia now’…well its summertime there now! And how does that prove AGW IF weather isnt climate? I am so tired of the so called ‘news’. And the Carbon Credit scam is criminal.
    This conflating of ‘warming-AGW-climate change- carbon-carbon credits’ would be humorous except 70% of people interviewed believe it.
    [down form 90%].

  14. emsnews

    Yes, when severe cold hammers a huge continent not once but repeatedly all winter long, the fact that some tiny spot on the other side is warmer than usual is ‘local weather’ whereas severe sub zero cold covering a huge part of the northern hemisphere is ‘climate’.

    As I keep pointing out, the key is to watch where glaciers ruled most of the last 2.5 million years, namely, North America. Not Siberia. Also, Northwestern Europe is glacier-prone, too.

    So if these parts have very cold winters, this may be a warning to us that another Ice Age looms.

  15. DeVaul

    For added stupidity, my local news weather forecast (basically, just a crap shoot) had a trivia question for viewers:

    Will this summer be hotter than normal?

    A) Yes, it will be much hotter than normal.

    B) It will only be slightly hotter than normal.

    C) No, it will be pretty much the same.

    There was no “option” to answer that it will be colder than normal or even the same as last summer. Orwellian.

    I wonder if this stupid question was asked on other stations around the country to gauge the general public’s perception of global warming?

  16. Luc

    Elaine, did you listen to the SOTU speech? and…..

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