WInter storm dumps 2 feet of snow on Oklahoma, Arkansas

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 8:25 PM GMT on February 09, 2011

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Yet another major snowstorm in the memorable winter of 2010-2011 has blasted the U.S. with over two feet of snow--this time in northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. The snow continues to pile up at a rate of an inch per hour across portions of Arkansas today, and snows of 1 - 4 inches are expected today through Thursday across northern Mississippi, northern Alabama, and Tennessee. The heaviest snows have fallen in northeast Oklahoma, with 25 inches reported at Jay. Several locations in northwest Arkansas, including Gravette in Benton County, have recorded 24" of snow. Heavy snows in excess of a foot have been reported in Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, according the the latest NOAA Storm Summary. Bitterly cold air is pouring in behind the snowstorm; Abieline, Texas set a record low for the date of 9°F this morning, and the temperature is expected to plunge to 5°F tonight in the city. Abilene's coldest February temperature of all time was -7°F, set February 2, 1985.


Figure 1. Record snows piling up in northwest Arkansas on February 9, 2011. Image credit: wunderphotographer breezyky26.

Snowiest month and year in Tulsa's history
The 5.7 inches of snow that has fallen in Tulsa, Oklahoma as of noon today has brought that city its snowiest month on record, according to the National Weather Service. Thanks to the great February 1 blizzard and today's snowstorm, Tulsa has recorded 22.5" of snow this month. The previous record snowiest month was March 1924, when 19.7" fell. Today's snow brought the total for the 2010 - 2011 season to 26.1", a new record. The previous record was the 25.6" that fell in the winter of 1923 - 1924. Oklahoma City received 5.9" of snow from today's storm, bringing their seasonal total to 19.6", still well shy of their all-time record of 25.2", set in 1947 - 1948.


Figure 2. Snowfall amounts in Western Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas from the snowstorm of Feb 8 - 9, 2011, reached two feet (24 inches) in isolated regions. Image credit: National Weather Service, Tulsa.

Jeff Masters

Snowstorm Feb 8 2009 (gilg72)
Taken thru my kitchen door window. This house is 100 ft across the road.
Snowstorm Feb 8 2009

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Quoting Ossqss:
Anyone have any links to the Icelandic volcanism institute (I think that is the name). I cannot find any on this old PC I am doing CPR on, and the search engine is not finding it. Katla (who is my big concern) may be making noise, but I think her littler brother is making more right now. I see nothing at the USGS site that references it and the portal from them to a global activity site linked had significant security concerns.

TIA ~~ I would have thought we would have new activity info, but there seems to be a void since yesterday??? .....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ iceland/8311924/Icelandic-volcano-set-to-erupt.htm l


I think you are referring to Bardarbunga.

I E-mailed a friend in Iceland today, and he said there is no immediate concern. The data is not complete and while there is activity, they do not believe it is urgent. Bardarbunga is much larger than Eyjafjallajkull, and yes I know how to pronounce it. LOL
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Is #82 an admission that there is a problem to be solved?

I think we've been here before but he started singing basso denialist when it was pointed out. The denialist leitmotif is that there is no problem to be fixed.
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Anyone have any links to the Icelandic volcanism institute (I think that is the name). I cannot find any on this old PC I am doing CPR on, and the search engine is not finding it. Katla (who is my big concern) may be making noise, but I think her littler brother is making more right now. I see nothing at the USGS site that references it and the portal from them to a global activity site linked had significant security concerns.

TIA ~~ I would have thought we would have new activity info, but there seems to be a void since yesterday??? .....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ iceland/8311924/Icelandic-volcano-set-to-erupt.htm l
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Quoting twincomanche:
Spastic fingers.


Makes me feel good. I didn't know I was so quotable. LOL I bet your good at echos,too.
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108. HadesGodWyvern (Mod)
Seychelles Meteorological Services
Tropical Cyclone Advisory #4
TEMPETE TROPICALE MODEREE BINGIZA (05-20102011)
4:00 AM Reunion February 10 2011
=====================================

At 0:00 AM UTC, Moderate Tropical Storm Bingiza (991 hPa) located at 13.5S 54.2E has 10 minute sustained winds of 40 knots with gusts of 60 knots. The cyclone is reported as moving west northwest at 5 knots.

Gale Force Winds
===============
40 NM from the center

Near Gale Force Winds
======================
80 NM from the center extending up to 100 NM in the northeastern quadrant and up to 120 NM in the western semi-circle

Dvorak Intensity: T3.0/3.0D0.5/12 HRS

Forecast and Intensity
============================
12 HRS: 13.2S 54.0E - 40 knots (Tempête Tropicale Modéree)
24 HRS: 12.9S 54.3E - 45 knots (Tempête Tropicale Modéree)
48 HRS: 13.7S 54.8E - 60 knots (Forte Tempête Tropicale)
72 HRS: 14.9S 54.7E - 75 knots (Cyclone Tropical)

Additional Information
======================

After a rapid intensification during the end of the day, BINGIZA seems to undergo the easterly wind shear visible on infrared satellite imagery (arc of cirrus on the east part of the system). From the latest hours, convection has slightly decreased near the center (summits less cold).

Available numerical weather prediction models are not in agreement for the expected tracks. However, they agree for an erratic track within the next 48 hours induced by contradictory mid level steering flow. Beyond, American and UKMO numerical weather prediction models forecast a southward track towards Madagascar while CEP and ARPEGE models forecast a southward track and then south southward track by CEP.

Consequently CMRS final forecast has been modified in regard with the previous. The system should begin later its southward track towards a mid latitude deep trough present in the south of the system near 50E. Before, easterly wind shear should restrict its intensification. After that, upper level conditions is expected to improve significantly with lower shear and good outflow specially polewards. Therefore, a stronger intensification rate is expected by that time.

INHABITANTS OF MASCARENES ISLANDS AND THE EASTERN COAST OF MADAGASCAR SHOULD CLOSELY FOLLOW THE EVOLUTION OF THIS SYSTEM.

The next tropical cyclone advisory from Seychelles Meteorological Services will be issued at 6:30 AM UTC..
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Quoting jrweatherman:
"Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right"


And here I am, stuck in the middle with you.
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"Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right"
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Quoting twincomanche:


Interesting. Just started.
"The processes by which technologies are created, developed, deployed and eventually replaced, however, are complex (see Figure TS.6) and no simple
descriptions of these processes exist."

In other words we're not sure how to fix these problems yet.


No, were are not sure. You know, I joke around quite a bit on the blog, but in my alter-ego, I am a very serious person. I never get involved in the AGW debate. However, if a man walks by me and says the sky is falling, I smile and keep walking. If another person tells me the sky is falling. I start to think. If a third person tells me the sky is falling, I look up. With the media overload, it is very difficult to disseminate truth from fiction. Are there alarmists on both side....yes. One can posts all the graphs and models and articles they want. It means nothing. If you are serious, I will send you a link to get a better understanding of the true problem. I would really be interested in knowing what you think. It is a little long so take your time.

Link
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Fossil Fuels are a Finite resource..and the rush to a Better non Polluting source to Run a Global economy is on.



Our Age of Oil is ending fast.

Hopefully the Age of Reason will conquer the fear involved,,or the Natural course of events to follow are very disturbing if we dont,or fail to react in a timely matter.


War over these resources is inevitable if we dont.



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Here is a test for ya. Look around your house and find something that has not in any way been influenced/created with fossil fuels. Try it.

I thought for sure I had found a carving that would qualify, but it was cut with machinery and the tree was grown with manufactured fertilizer. Still looking.

The problem we have is many of the alternate energy sources have their own issues that have to be dealt with, and are under everyone's radar. Look at hydro and the influence the dams have on the local up/down stream environment.Large scale wind farms and their impact on local climate and they don't work but 25% of the time. Corn to fuel has taken food from some and put it in gas tanks. We simply don't have an acceptable alternate answer that can fulfill the current fossil fuel driven world.

Nuke and natural gas are the only stop gaps that have legs at this point. They too have their issues, but they have the power to substitute for that of which no other alternative has to date.

We need a better way and it will take an enormous effort to find it.

We are not helpless! :)



BTW, keep a wary eye on oil and commodities with respect to events that have already happened.

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Re: 95 Exactamundo !
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Quoting AussieStorm:

There is nothing to worry about off the coast of N-Qld. Just the monsoon trough, typical for this year.
Hey, Aussie.

I thought that monsoon trough was responsible for a lot of the tropical wx that develops in the Gulf of Carpenteria.... am I wrong to think so?
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Quoting STXpat:
Thnx Gro.But here ;I really step in it.
Is it too many ...king people;or too many people ...king? One of Life's questions.



LOL Family blog, family blog!!!
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wwo vid on YouTube
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Quoting twincomanche:
Mostly what bothers me is that the GW folks don't seem to have a plan for what we should be doing short of totally destroying our Western life style and all of us going back to living in caves. If the GW folks would publish a transition path to "clean" "sustainable" "renewable" energy I might buy in. What I see is mostly a group that hates the human race and wishes we would all just kill ourselves and the problem would then go away. Where is the plan to get from A to B without anarchy taking over. I would love to read one.

Nuclear is clean energy and all I hear out of most GW folks is "We have all this nuclear waste already and we don't know what to do with it." Well that's just plain wrong for anyone not too lazy to research the subject for ten minutes and it's certainly a way forward.

Can anyone here point me toward someone with a coherent plan?


Well said !!
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Thnx Gro.But here ;I really step in it.
Is it too many ...king people;or too many people ...king? One of Life's questions.
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Quoting twincomanche:
Mostly what bothers me is that the GW folks don't seem to have a plan for what we should be doing short of totally destroying our Western life style and all of us going back to living in caves. If the GW folks would publish a transition path to "clean" "sustainable" "renewable" energy I might buy in. What I see is mostly a group that hates the human race and wishes we would all just kill ourselves and the problem would then go away. Where is the plan to get from A to B without anarchy taking over. I would love to read one.

Nuclear is clean energy and all I hear out of most GW folks is "We have all this nuclear waste already and we don't know what to do with it." Well that's just plain wrong for anyone not too lazy to research the subject for ten minutes and it's certainly a way forward.

Can anyone here point me toward someone with a coherent plan?

AR4 Working Group III Report "Mitigation of Climate Change"


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Snuggle a lot?

Those snuggies work well too.



I use this site myself
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The kids usually run to the window to stare at the snow.But not this year,because they know just as well as I do that this year has been a let down.
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Do the toots of horses contain methane like the toots of cows? If so, we're still in trouble;)

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Quoting twincomanche:
Mostly what bothers me is that the GW folks don't seem to have a plan for what we should be doing short of totally destroying our Western life style and all of us going back to living in caves. If the GW folks would publish a transition path to "clean" "sustainable" "renewable" energy I might buy in. What I see is mostly a group that hates the human race and wishes we would all just kill ourselves and the problem would then go away. Where is the plan to get from A to B without anarchy taking over. I would love to read one.

Nuclear is clean energy and all I hear out of most GW folks is "We have all this nuclear waste already and we don't know what to do with it." Well that's just plain wrong for anyone not too lazy to research the subject for ten minutes and it's certainly a way forward.

Can anyone here point me toward someone with a coherent plan?


Sorry, I'll keep trying.
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Craig's List, for when E-Harmony is just too darn expensive.
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Quoting STXpat:
Re: 74 Speaking of DaNile;how 'bout them Egyptians ?


I see you go with flow! Very good.
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Hard to put a reactor into a Renault or Audi last I checked.

But a Flux capacitor in a Delorean is possible .

Ive seen it.


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Re: 74 Speaking of DaNile;how 'bout them Egyptians ?
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Somehow I got a "The Thing" Flashback with Kurt Russell heading up to his Shack with a 5th.
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Quoting PcolaDan:


Swedes?


:P
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Quoting Grothar:


Who says Norwegians aren't smart. LOL


Swedes?
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That warning has been up for eastern NC all day. Went from expecting heavier snow to south/east to North/east. I went from 2-4" to a dusting -1" :(
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Quoting Jedkins01:


What the hell, that guy is insane...

People like him, back up that Global Warming activists are often irrational nut-cases. Although, most of you who back the GW theory aren't nut-cases like him, most you are normal, you just believe ideas made by nut-cases like him:)


okay everyone a round of purple kool-aid on me


lol
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Quoting jwh250:
Pentti Linkola: Ideas

Pentti Linkola writes about the apocalyptic climactic changes that will soon effect us here in humanityland, but he doesn't take the easy way out that most authors do. Instead, he chooses to be brutally honest and suggests that we've already missed our chance to curb our damage of the world, so what we must do is to begin the elimination of human and technological excesses now.

Quotations

"What to do, when a ship carrying a hundred passengers suddenly capsizes and there is only one lifeboat? When the lifeboat is full, those who hate life will try to load it with more people and sink the lot. Those who love and respect life will take the ship's axe and sever the extra hands that cling to the sides."

"The composition of the Greens seems to be the same as that of the population in general %u2014 mainly pieces of drifting wood, people who never think."

"A minority can never have any other effective means to influence the course of matters but through the use of violence."

"Any dictatorship would be better than modern democracy. There cannot be so incompetent dictator, that he would show more stupidity than a majority of the people. Best dictatorship would be one where lots of heads would roll and government would prevent any economical growth."

"The most central and irrational faith among people is the faith in technology and economical growth. Its priests believe until their death that material prosperity bring enjoyment and happiness - even though all the proofs in history have shown that only lack and attempt cause a life worth living, that the material prosperity doesn't bring anything else than despair. These priests believe in technology still when they choke in their gas masks."

"That there are billions of people over 60kg weight on this planet is recklessness."

"Alternative movements and groups are a welcome relief and a present for the society of economic growth."

"We will have to...learn from the history of revolutionary movements %u2014 the national socialists, the Finnish Stalinists, from the many stages of the Russian revolution, from the methods of the Red Brigades %u2014 and forget our narcissistic selves."

"Everything we have developed over the last 100 years should be destroyed."

"A fundamental, devastating error is to set up a political system based on desire. Society and life are been organized on basis of what an individual wants, not on what is good for him or her...Just as only one out of 100,000 has the talent to be an engineer or an acrobat, only a few are those truly capable of managing the matters of a nation or mankind as a whole...In this time and this part of the World we are headlessly hanging on democracy and parliamentary system, even though these are the most mindless and desperate experiments of the mankind...In democratic coutries the destruction of nature and sum of ecological disasters has accumulated most...Our only hope lies in strong central government and uncompromizing control of the individual citizen."

"If the present amount of Earths population is preserved and is reduced only by the means of birth control, then:
- Birthgiving must be licenced. To enhance population quality, genetically or socially unfit homes will be denied offspring, so that several birth licences can be allowed to families of quality.
- Energy production must be drastically reduced. Electricity is allowed only for the most necessary lighting and communications.
- Food: Hunting must be made more efficient. Human diet will include rats and invertebrate animals. Agriculture moves to small un-mechanized units. All human manure is used as fertilizer.
- Traffic is mostly done with bicycles and rowing boats. Private cars are confiscated. Long-distance travel is done with sparse mass transport. Trees will be planted on most roads.
- Foreign affairs: All mass immigration and most of import-export trade must stop. Cross-border travel is allowed only for small numbers of diplomats and correspondents.
- Business will mostly end. Manufacture is allowed only for well argumented needs. All major manufacturing capacity is state owned. Products will be durable and last for generations.
- Science and schooling: Education will concentrate on practical skills. All competition is rooted out. Technological research is reduced to extreme minimum. But every child will learn how to clean a fish in a way that only the big shiny bones are left over."
Impact

Linkola is one of the few voices who advocates:

1) No immigration
2) Downsize population
3) Kill defectives
4) Stop rampant technology

In the eyes of the most credible sources, planet Earth can sustain a half-billion humans without any sizable destruction of our habitat, or any loss in species or stability of our ecosystem. Any numbers higher than that, no matter how much they recycle, will cause environmental chaos. The modern leftist-tinged environmental movement is terrified of telling anyone that they cannot breed and keep buying whatever strikes their fancy, but someone must do this in the future. The sooner we do it, the fewer people in the future will be left without a means of sustenance and thus require termination.

As Linkola himself has said, "We still have a chance to be cruel. But if we are not cruel today, all is lost."


What the hell, that guy is insane...

People like him, back up that Global Warming activists are often irrational nut-cases. Although, most of you who back the GW theory aren't nut-cases like him, most you are normal, you just believe ideas made by nut-cases like him:)
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Quoting Patrap:
A tad dated,,but it reflects a good observation and Im reading more every week in the same vein from others.

Fascinating stuff one could say.

I sent it to the Energy Committee Chairman in the US House.


Paraphased lines from a great old TV show. Sounds like familiar banter on the blog.

1st person, I am not in denial.
2nd person: Yes, you are. You're just denying you're
in denial.
1st person: I am not denying I'm in denial.
2nd person: If you're not denying you're in denial,
then you're in denial.
1st person: Look, here. Why should I deny being
in denial? I never said I was in denial,
YOU are the one who said I was in denial,
and don't you deny it.
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Fascinating

Not Smart


Mo..wit pics 2,,LOL

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Everyone is ignoring little Bingiza.


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Quoting bappit:
Interesting interview of Norgaard. Thanks.


Who says Norwegians aren't smart. LOL
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Quoting BahaHurican:
Guess I'll pass on the blog for a while.... only 65 posts and I've already reached saturation pt on the global warming thing....

I'll look in later this evening to see if anything eventuates from that area of disturbed wx near northern QLD....

There is nothing to worry about off the coast of N-Qld. Just the monsoon trough, typical for this year.
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Quoting bappit:
I like that one headline:

Global Warming is about global government and depopulation

This is very interesting.
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A tad dated,,but it reflects a good observation and Im reading more every week in the same vein from others.

Fascinating stuff one could say.

I sent it to the Energy Committee Chairman in the US House.
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Interesting interview of Norgaard. Thanks.
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Guess I'll pass on the blog for a while.... only 65 posts and I've already reached saturation pt on the global warming thing....

I'll look in later this evening to see if anything eventuates from that area of disturbed wx near northern QLD....
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62. bappit


LOL
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