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Snowfall: Rare or abundant?

The warmist cult wants to have it both ways.

From the Independent, March 20th, 2000:

“According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, within a few years winter snowfall will become ‘a very rare and exciting event.'”
Meanwhile, almost a decade later…

“….for the second year in a row, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales [and most of the Midwest and East Coast U.S.] is covered with snow. Meanwhile, AGW proponents like the Guardian’s George Monbiot are furiously spinning to make it look like AGW causes more snow, rather than less.”
Weather, as they say, is what causes global warming. And short memories and gullibility.

Via Instapundit.

Snowfall

Started up at the rancho about twenty minutes ago. Already lots of pictures people are taking around the area. This doesn’t happen often.

More snow?

Could be. After Sunday’s high in the low 80s (yep), the temp fell to 40 by midnight at the rancho. Supposed to be colder tonight and then up to an inch is in our forecast for Tuesday. And Accuweather’s Joe Bastardi says:

“By the way, this looks like the worst last week of Feb weather I can remember in Texas since I have been studying maps. It is interesting how late snowfalls are getting more common there, and earlier snowfalls too. If Dallas misses Tuesday IT’S CAUSE WACO AND COLLEGE STATION GET IT! In other words they miss to the south.”

Just not this far south, if you please. Although Mr. B. would be thrilled..

UPDATE: The forecast changed this morning to a ninety percent chance of snow Tuesday and the amount was upped to between two and four inches. Then, this afternoon, it was back to one-half to one inch.

Rain

No snow, after all. Not even any sleet. Both have dropped out of the forecast. Just rain, and little more than a drizzle, at that. Mr. B. is tre disappointed. Texas boys down here see magic in snow. They see it so seldom in this part of the state. I realize some people would be happy to do without it.

Here comes the snow

It’s official. The weather service has us down for sleet/snow Wednesday through Thursday night with nightly lows overnight tonight through Friday in the low 30s. The odds of it sticking, much less accumulating, are thankfully low. Nevertheless, I’m glad to see that Sol is pumping out spots again. I don’t think I would like another winter like the last two.

UPDATE:  Snow and sleet, briefly removed from the forecast yesterday, is back for tonight (Feb. 10) and tomorrow. Still no accumulation expected.

No snow yet

But, then, the forecast for it says "mainly before noon" with total accumulation of less than half an inch. The temperature, however, is hovering in the upper 30s, possibly too warm for snow. Except that the forecast calls for it to drop below freezing by 6 p.m. with a hard freeze overnight.

Austin-Travis County EMS, meanwhile, reported an hour ago that the aerial flyovers on U.S. 183 near I-35 have icey conditions and there’ve been several collisions in the vicinity. We’re watching it because Mrs. C. plans to head for Houston in a few hours for the weekend.

Aurora

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Don’t recall where I got this, but it’s in honor of David Nelson, an old OCS classmate in MA, who awoke this morning to thirty-four degrees and heavy snow. As he says: "Good infantry weather!"

Via AlphaInventions.