Mrs VR this ain't funny

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by lethal tupperwa, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    I finally got the snow out back (which is level with the porch)

    Down to the ground at the bottom of the steps

    AND AS SOON AS I GOT THERE IT STARTED SNOWING:rofl:

    I think I heard a chuckle from on high.
     
  2. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

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    Stay inside dammit. You are Al Gore have caused enough trouble as it is this decade.

    'Drew
     

  3. byf43

    byf43 NRA Patron Life Member

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    Yup.

    One report calls for another 12-20".
    Another calls for 10-30".


    What are all of those scientists (and A. Gore) saying about global warming, now??
    :whistling:
     
  4. Specks

    Specks

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    They've revised their term from "Global Warming" to "Climate Change".
     
  5. byf43

    byf43 NRA Patron Life Member

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    Yeah, I guess so. "Change" is the catchword that's used soooooooo much, lately.:whistling:
     
  6. deputy tom

    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    6 to 10" predicted for my area.I don't know where to put anymore snow.tom.:dunno:
     
  7. true believer

    true believer Super Moderator Moderator

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  8. nelsone

    nelsone rank amateur

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    FYI, you can look at RealClimate to see exactly how and why heavier Winter snows were specifically and explicitly predicted years ago as a consequence of global warming.

    Something about the extra moisture in the atmosphere.
     
  9. vafish

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    I'm putting my sign back up before tomorrow is over:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. GlocknSpiehl

    GlocknSpiehl NRA Life Member

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    It's bad here too! High today only in the mid-70's and it may go down to like 48 F tonight! Haven't seen the plows yet... :rofl::tongueout:
     
  11. vote Republican

    vote Republican White and nerdy Moderator

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    nope

    http://www.sciencenews.org/view/gen...ter_vapor_slowed_recent_global__warming_trend

    Water vapor slowed recent global warming trend
    Temperatures linked to unexplained decline in stratospheric moisture

    A sudden and unexplained drop in the amount of water vapor present high in the atmosphere almost a decade ago has substantially slowed the rate of warming at Earth’s surface in recent years, scientists say.

    In late 2000 and early 2001, concentrations of water vapor in a narrow slice of the lower stratosphere dropped by 0.5 parts per million, or about 10 percent, and have remained relatively stable since then. Because the decline was noted by several types of instruments, including some on satellites and others lofted on balloons, the sharp decrease is presumed to be real, says Karen Rosenlof, a meteorologist at NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo.

    And because water vapor is a powerful greenhouse gas, the decline has slowed the increase of global temperatures, Rosenlof, Susan Solomon, also of NOAA in Boulder, and their colleagues report online January 28 and in an upcoming Science.

    “This is such a sudden decrease, we can’t explain what’s behind it,” Rosenlof says. One large source of water vapor in the stratosphere is the oxidation of methane, she notes. But the decline in concentration of that gas detected by the researchers seems to be limited to a layer 2 kilometers thick in the lower stratosphere, while methane is found throughout the stratosphere. And even though scientists have discerned a leveling off in atmospheric methane in recent years, that trend doesn’t seem to be directly linked to the drop in the concentrations of stratospheric water vapor, she says.

    Regardless of the cause of the decline, the team’s modeling suggests that the decrease in water vapor concentrations in the lower stratosphere has slowed down average global warming. The rate of increase in the average global surface temperature from 2000 to 2009 was about 25 percent lower than it otherwise would have been, the researchers report. The team’s analyses using a climate model suggest that average global surface temperatures rose only 0.1 degrees Celsius during that period, rather than the 0.14 degree increase expected because of increases in other greenhouse gases.

    (continued at link)
     
  12. Kosher Larry

    Kosher Larry MWAG

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    I think I'm going to the beach this weekend. :tongueout:
     
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    Now that wasn’t very nice!!!! :rofl:
     
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    Theres a light rain here in Nor. Cal. Damn winter!
     
  15. JasonV

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    I'll take the snow, my wife is wanting me to mow the yard today..
     
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    80 degrees in Maui this week. Not a snowflake in sight!
     
  17. byf43

    byf43 NRA Patron Life Member

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    Well, it's snowing again.

    This isn't funny, anymore. Used to be, I didn't mind the stuff.
    I now officially hate snow.

    Oh well. My wife just picked up the following:

    The Hurt Locker
    Zombieland
    Whiteout
    The Proposal
     
  18. JasonV

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    I'm sure that the old saying of "familarity breeds contempt" holds true with reguards to snow.

    However, I'm hoping to see tons of it this coming winter. We plan on having christmas in Ottawa, and we are driving from Texas and back.

    I've never seen snow like that in my life.
     
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    Were waiting! 8 year old got two days of homework assigned to him in anticipation of another snow day!
     
  20. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    I'm tellin' B-rock and Oprah on you snow-haters.

    :tongueout: