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Archive for the 'Weather' Category

Northeast Set For Coldest Winter In Ten Years

by @ Tuesday, September 29th, 2009. Filed under In The News, Weather

At least that’s what one weather forecasting group is saying: Sept. 28 (Bloomberg) — The U.S. Northeast may have the coldest winter in a decade because of a weak El Nino, a warming current in the Pacific Ocean, according to Matt Rogers, a forecaster at Commodity Weather Group. “Weak El Ninos are notorious for cold […]

Greenpeace Leader Admits They Lied About Arctic Ice Melt

by @ Thursday, August 20th, 2009. Filed under Global Warming, Politics

Back on July 15th, Greenpeace issued an alarming press release about the state of the Arctic ice pack: Petermann Glacier, Greenland — Arctic ice is melting at an unprecedented rate. As scientists on board the Arctic Sunrise gather more data showing the urgency of the situation, world leaders stay inactive. For the past two weeks, […]

Al Gore And The Reductio ad Hitlerum

by @ Tuesday, July 7th, 2009. Filed under Al Gore, Dumbasses, Global Warming, Politics, Weather

It was bound to happen at some point, Al Gore has fulfilled Godwin’s Law: Al Gore invoked the spirit of Winston Churchill today by encouraging political leaders to follow the example of Britain’s wartime leader and unite their nations to fight climate change. The former US vice-president accused politicians around the world of exploiting ignorance […]

It’s Snowing !

by @ Monday, March 2nd, 2009. Filed under Virginia, Washington DC, Weather

Much of the Washington area woke up this morning to a blanket of snow: A significant winter storm blanketed the Washington area in white overnight, dumping nearly a foot of snow in parts of southern Maryland and between two and four inches inside the Capital Beltway. Suburban school systems closed, the federal government allowed workers […]

Fellow Washingtonians, Abandon Your Cars Now

by @ Sunday, March 1st, 2009. Filed under Washington DC, Weather

Looks like we’re in for some winter weather today and tonight: A significant winter storm appears likely to blast the metro area with snow late today through tomorrow morning along with strong winds and possibly blowing snow. We’re expecting a general 4-8″ of snow in the metro area, with greater amounts possible east/southeast and somewhat […]

Finally, The Troops Are Coming Home

by @ Sunday, March 1st, 2009. Filed under Hurricane Katrina, In The News

From New Orleans: NEW ORLEANS — Three and a half years after Hurricane Katrina, the National Guard is pulling the last of its troops out of New Orleans this weekend, leaving behind a city still desperate and dangerous. Our long national nightmare is over.

Obama’s Right, We’re A Bunch Of Snow Wimps

by @ Wednesday, January 28th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Washington DC, Weather

Barack Obama has a little fun at the expense of Washingtonians: Shortly before a meeting with business leaders on the economy at the White House, Obama said he wanted to make an unrelated comment to the press. In a slightly amused tone, he noted that his daughters’ school, Sidwell Friends, was canceled today because of […]

Abandon Your Cars Now

by @ Monday, January 26th, 2009. Filed under Washington DC, Weather

Looks like some nasty weather in the D.C. area starting tomorrow: The Capital Weather Gang is warning us to expect snow, sleet and rain — in about that order — starting tomorrow morning and continuing into Wednesday. That sounds especially bad for drivers during the morning and evening commutes, since the forecast involves early morning […]

Ike Advances On Texas

by @ Friday, September 12th, 2008. Filed under In The News, Weather

Within hours, the full force of Hurricane Ike will be felt along the Texas Gulf Coast: HOUSTON, Sept. 12 — Hurricane Ike, a massive storm almost the size of Texas, strengthened late Friday and churned toward that state’s coast, battering the city of Galveston with 105 mph winds, forcing the shutdown of refineries and oil […]

Approach Of Ike Brings Spike In Gas Prices

by @ Friday, September 12th, 2008. Filed under Economics, Gas Prices, In The News, Oil Prices, Weather

As with Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, the approach of Hurricane Ike toward the Texas Gulf Coast is bringing a spike in gasoline prices: As Hurricane Ike bore down on one of the world’s largest concentrations of oil refineries, workers scrambled to shut down production and join hundreds of thousands of residents evacuating the area. […]

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