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Saturday, January 06, 2007

While reading an article about the unseasonably warm weather in the Northeast, I ran across the following quote:

There are many factors contributing to the winter's warm weather, with one of them being El Nino, Iovino said.El Nino is a cyclical warming trend now under way in the Pacific Ocean, which can lead to milder weather, particularly in the Northeast. Many weather observers have also blamed global warming for the higher

Ah, yes. Global Warming. The theory that greenhouse gasses produced by man are slowly warming the planet until it becomes uninhabitable. But, how short-sighted we are. Here are a couple of headlines from the past couple years:

Record snowfall buries New York City
'Dangerous storm' wallops East Coast, snarls travel

Sunday, February 12, 2006; Posted: 10:19 p.m. EST (03:19 GMT)

BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) -- A raging nor'easter howled up the East Coast on Sunday, breaking a snowfall record in New York, shutting down airports and dumping more than two feet of snow on parts of the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states. (

Then there's this one:

Major snowstorm socks Northeast
Blizzard warning issued for parts of New York, New England
Sunday, January 23, 2005 Posted: 3:11 AM EST (0811 GMT)

NEW YORK (CNN) -- A fierce winter storm virtually shut down parts of the Midwest and Northeast on Saturday, causing airlines to cancel about 3,000 flights and stranding 800 passengers in Philadelphia. (

Or this article:

Parts of Northeast measuring snow in feet
Eight deaths blamed on second wave of winter storm
Sunday, December 7, 2003 Posted: 3:57 AM EST (0857 GMT)

(CNN) -- The season's first major snowstorm walloped the Northeast on Saturday, closing Boston's Logan International Airport and dumping at least 23 inches in parts of New York. (

And finally this:

Northeast begins digging out
Snowfall costly in lives and cleanup

Wednesday, February 19, 2003 Posted: 2:10 AM EST (0710 GMT)

NEW YORK (CNN) -- U.S. Middle Atlantic and Eastern states were digging out from a deadly and costly snowstorm Tuesday -- a day after it set record snowfalls, shut down airports and stranded holiday travelers. (

I may be mistaken, but the evidence seems to say that this year's Northeastern warm weather is the exception, not the rule. For anyone to say different I would have to assume that they've been living under a rock (IMHO... of course).


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