Looks like Mother Nature isn’t going to let Chicago forget that winter is coming.
The city saw light snow Saturday morning, marking one of the earliest snow sightings on record.
The earliest snow spotting in Chicago is Sept. 25, which occurred in 1928 and again in 1944, according to the National Weather Service.
Saturday’s snowflakes mark the third earliest snow sighting since the city began recording.
The Rockford area also spotted snow Saturday morning, marking their second earliest sighting. The record was set in 1951 when the area saw snow on Oct. 3.
But the snow wasn’t the only weather element the Chicago area made the record books with this weekend.
The city set a temperature record with O’Hare Airport recording a high of 47 degrees, marking the lowest maximum high temperature in 79 years, the NWS reported. The previous record, set on October 4, 1935, was 48 degrees.
The average high temperature in Chicago for the month of October is 62 degrees. The average low temperature is about 43 degrees.
Blame Saturday’s cold snap on winds from the west-north-west brought in by a system that dropped significant rain on the Chicago area early Friday morning.
We’re in the range of calendar days when we could see our first fall freeze.
Winds Saturday morning kept frost away from the area despite the snow, but with temps dipping into the 30s overnight and very little wind forecast, the area could see pieces of patchy frost. Temperatures could dip below 32 degrees in some areas.
A Frost Advisory was issued Saturday night for several Illinois counties and parts of Northwest Indiana.
The earliest a fall freeze ever happened in Chicago was on Sept. 22, 1995. The latest that’s ever happened was the 30 degrees reached on Nov. 24, 1931, according to records provided by the National Weather Service.
Sunday looks to recover slightly with partly sunny skies and a high of 56 degrees.
The city will return to near-normal temperatures at the start of the work week with highs forecast in the low- to mid-60s for much of the week.
In this sugarcane region of Mexico’s coastal Jalisco state, lightning deaths abound. Indeed, annual deaths from lightning strikes in Mexico have oscillated in recent decades from 360 to around 100, far more than the 23 people who died in the United States last year, the lowest year on record. Many of the Mexican victims are rural dwellers, perishing on soccer fields, at school, tending farm plots or while riding horses.
The same story plays out across the Earth’s tropics and subtropics, where those toiling on plantations or rice paddies fall victim to the multiple lightning bolts that hit the ground every second. Scientists estimate that 6,000 to 24,000 people perish from lightning strikes each year, and 10 times that many fall injured.
It’s a humanitarian disaster that goes largely unheeded because the fatalities come in a trickle. Neither hurricanes nor tornadoes claim as many lives.
Developed nations such as the United States – with their better construction, education campaigns and ubiquitous weather reports – have seen lightning fatalities fall. But the rates remain stubbornly high elsewhere, a result of swelling global populations and masses of rural people vulnerable to lightning at all times.
Hmm, that makes sense, so….
Lightning may increase with global warming, according to Colin Price, an atmospheric sciences expert at Tel Aviv University.
“In the models, they do predict a 10 percent increase in lightning activity with each 1 degree centigrade warming,” Price said.
Global Cooling, Global Warming, Climate Change, Climate Disruption, how about we call it what it is? Bull Shit!!
Just take Naomi “Buy my book bashing the evils of Capitalism or we will all die” Klein for instance, and the two morons interviewing her.
Emails between top Environmental Protection Agency officials reveal they saw their fight against global warming as putting them at “forefront of progressive national policy.”
“You are at the forefront of progressive national policy on one of the critical issues of our time. Do you realize that?” former EPA chief Lisa Jackson asked former EPA policy office head Lisa Heinzerling in a Feb. 27, 2009 email.
“You’re a good boss. I do realize that. I pinch myself all the time,” Heinzerling replied that same day to Jackson, who was using an alias email account under the fake name “Richard Windsor.”
The Constitution? Rule of law? Meaningless to these miscreants
On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry told his audience the Bible tells us to protect Muslim majority countries from global warming.
Wednesday at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar to be special representative to Muslim communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the United States’ Biblical “responsibility” to “confront climate change,” including to protect “vulnerable Muslim majority counties.”
In February, John Kerry insisted that global warming was as big a threat as terrorism.
Via William Teach who brings us news of
global warming, cooling, warming faster than we thought, so we better make Al Gore richer faster or ELSE!
New estimate based on the forthcoming upturn in solar activity and El Niño southern oscillation cycles is expected to silence global warming sceptics
The world faces record-breaking temperatures as the sun’s activity increases, leading the planet to heat up significantly faster than scientists had predicted for the next five years, according to a study.
The hottest year on record was 1998, and the relatively cool years since have led to some global warming sceptics claiming that temperatures have levelled off or started to decline. But new research firmly rejects that argument.
The research, to be published in Geophysical Research Letters, was carried out by Judith Lean, of the US Naval Research Laboratory, and David Rind, of Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
The work is the first to assess the combined impact on global temperature of four factors: human influences such as CO2 and aerosol emissions; heating from the sun; volcanic activity and theEl Niño southern oscillation, the phenomenon by which the Pacific Ocean flips between warmer and cooler states every few years.
But, this story has some issues, as Teach explains
Interesting. They blame quite a bit on natural processes, and even claim that the world will quickly warm thanks mostly to natural factors. They claim that “temperatures will shoot up at 150% of the rate predicted by the IPCC”.
There’s a little problem with all this: the article itself is from July 27, 2009. And since that time, the global temperatures have essentially flatlined, if not reduced. By all measures, land, sea surface, overall, upper atmosphere, tropics, etc, we did not see any massive skyrocketing of temperatures. After a brief uptick in 2010 of .3C, temps dropped per HADCRUT
So to summarize, it is bullshit. Here is an exit question. Will the Left one day blame climate change on all the BS they spew?