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Climate-gate notwithstanding, this is the warmest winter I've ever experienced in Boston

December 3, 2009

Today it's 68 degrees outside, sunny and windy like a March day. This is my fifth winter in Boston, and it has never been this warm this late in the year. It just hasn't gotten cold this year.

In 2005, the first winter I spent here, there was a record snowfall - something like 36" in one day! It was pretty awesome, since I'm not used to snow, having grown up in Seattle. And my recollection of that year was that it was always cold - down in the teens and twenties, and there was snow on the ground at Thanksgiving.

But each successive year here has been warmer and with less snow. And ironically, Seattle seems to have gotten more snow than Boston last year.

We did have one wild snow day this year in October, before Halloween. You might have seen it on TV during the Patriots game, when they stomped the Titans, 59-0. But it was warm, the flakes were huge, and it didn't stick around. I thought it was a precursor to a super cold, snowy winter, but so far it has yet to pan out. The weather has been downright balmy, and I don't think its been below freezing yet this winter.

I'll probably bring on the worst blizzard since '78 for writing this, I'm sure. But what the heck.

What I'm really interested in is: How's the weather in your neck of the woods, and is it normal or abnormal for this time of year?

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In northern California the

In northern California the weather's been frightful; cold, wet , snowy, and normal for this time of year!

And one of the coldest here

In Evergreen, CO.


Majority of the gloabl is ocean water

And it is Ocean water tempertures that are measured which determines global "warming". It has NOTHING to do with what the temperture outside your window is.

Please.. listen to Lord Monckton and do the research... he says he does and he's fos.. just ask GOP Arnold Schwartzenegger

Schwartzenegger for president!!!!

Temperature is not the issue any more...

The former "Global Warming" crowd is now the "Climate Change" crowd. The record setting cold temps now only bolster their argument that humans are interfering with the global climate because of their negligence and excess, and we need more regulations and more government to punish the middle class.

So talking about cold vs warm is just so... so 2008ish.

We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner
We can't pay the cost
'Cause there's a monster on the loose

'Cause there's a monster on the loose

It's freezing in nyc. Friday was way colder than usual for this

time of year. Although today it's a few degrees warmer. Must be all of those cow farts. Temperatures fluctuate. Has nothing to do with man. It's been winter for one month. I guarantee it will be super freezing like last year soon enough.

Sorry IMF, you will have to put your global tax on hold for now!

"This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave."

Writing in from Northern Nevada

We had our first snow about two weeks ago...this is Fall, supposedly...and Wednesday morning we experienced --18.7F with several mornings of minus -something. There is now about 8 inches of snow on the ground and this is the coldest we have experienced since moving to Nevada 4 years ago. It is beautiful, albeit the frozen pipe is a bit of a bummer. It seems as though the west is colder and the east is warmer...so far. I predict a mini-ice age cometh. Easy to say, when you have been freezing for 4 or 5 days!

Alpacas - IT'S DOABLE


because 4 or 5 years is easily long enough to establish a climate pattern.

Wet & Freezing in California

I live in the Central Coast area. We had a very mild summer and Fall came quickly. It has been very wet and very cold. Got 12" of rain in one day back in October and things were off and running from there. We seem to get a storm about every ten days and it will then rain for a few days straight.

Overnight temps are in the 20's and low 30's. Weeks straight of frost and ice, even got snow in the hills (roughly 500 ft). Not entirely unusual weather for around here if it were February.

What's funny is I will check the Weather Channel and it will say 45 and mild. I will walk outside and crunch across my frozen lawn and scrape ice from the truck's windshield. They are always wrong with their temp readings and precipitation totals. Last night was "light rain" as I watched patio furniture blow away, the road flood and lightening streak across the sky.

The East Coast may be having a mild winter, but the West Coast sure as h#ll is not. I do not mind the weather though :)

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Snowed last week, Very Cold yesterday and today

wet and hot for this time of year. This is not global anything. This is really strange. Must be a conspiracy theory or chemtrails must do more than we think. I usually enjoy both days of winter here in the south.

As my teenager would say "wasup" Don't worry I walk away in disgust every time he says that. Just the lack of education.

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He said: "Climate-gate notwithstanding"

Greed..I think you are reading too much into it! Michael has over the last two years occasionly put up a similar post...a simple 'how is it in your neck of the woods' type post.

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

I've lived in my area of the U.S. for the past 20 years

I've noticed that winter sets in later and Summer arrives later. It also doesn't snow like it used too. We used to get a couple of feet of snow that would stick around for about a week . That hasn't happened for over ten years. If it does snow; it's melted by the morning.

What does it matter? Isn't the argument by libertarians/conservatives that global warming might be happening BUT it is not Man-made??

it's cold in Southern California - brrrrr!

(relatively cold, of course)

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It's a HUGE Issue here in CA, Michael

Today, Arnold Schwartzenegger announced the CalAdapt maps, by Google Earth http://www.wikio.com/video/2228799

I miss Ralph Nader from these "Green debates". Ralph Nader did not blame people. Ralph Nader blamed government and corporations. Take any individual, put them in government or a corporation, and they are no longer individuals.

When I watch the YouTubes of Arnold, I'm sorry to say this, but it frightens me because what Arnold and Google are showing me, "water levels rising from global climate change, and lack of snow.. the train he is building, the roads to "esacpre" this "flood".. I'm sorry, but to me, it's a map that looks like how they plan to eliminate the poor areas of CA's population.

Arnold mentions a NEW ECONOMIC SYSTEM, "Green is gold" (which is interesting because CA has some old motto about "Green and Gold", reefering to the colors of the hills, the economy being farming and mining for gold turn of the century)

Arnold is not talking about Mises.

As a Californian, I am awed by Arnold and his dictatorship, how he is NEVER addressed, challanged, or applauded by GOP. He's like the biggest stealth darth vader ... Watch how he and the Democrats like Jerry brown (an elitist) work together.

I really do see Arnold and Google, and Al Gore, and these NWO leaders making a massive "Bush doctorine" move, of: "You are either with us or aghainst us".. third party type coupe for Global government.

Arnold wants to challange Putin in so many ways...

I don't think Arnold cares a flip about the US Constitution, and I don't see why anyone in CA that did care about the Constitution, would be in the GOP as long as Arnold is Tsar. To me, he's the most powerful GOP there is. CA would be in the G-8. It does not need 49 states.

Finally, the thing that really gets me most about this whole climate thing is that wars, NASA and Space missions, HAARP, weather modification, testing of technologies that effect climate are never mentioned. People are blamed, and that's not right.

Meanwhile, I guess you can spend a little less on heat this month and that's not so bad.

The seasons are shifting

I have noticed that it stays warmer in the fall and colder in the spring. If there is a tropical southern storm, New England can get really warm in the winter. When the Northeasters hit you will not be saying that it is warm. In 1972 in New Hampshire we had a southern storm in late Dec in was over 60, then the weather changed the next day and it dropped down to 20. You live in Boston. My dad grew up there in the 1920's and he moved to NH because he was so disappointed because everytime it snowed it melted right away. He could never use his new sled. He wanted to live further north where the snow stuck. Boston has always been warmer then New Hampshire just an hour north. Enjoy your warmth because it is going to change.

We just had our first snow

We just had our first snow of the season in Appleton, WI. Normally, our first snow average is on November 4th. We have had 3 winters in a row with colder than normal temperatures and higher than avergae snowfall. The last 2 winters the snow fall has been in the top 10 snowfalls on record. This past summer was the 6th coolest on record with a record warm November! The Geese are just now heading south for the winter, 6 weeks later than usually. Must be spreading the weather around here!

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my report is similar Michael

I'm next door to you in Rhode Island and it SNOWED EARLY this year on October 15th and everyone was ba-humbuging Global Warming.

Today it was like Virgina is for Lovers...balmy and warm over 60 degrees and everyone was complaining about Global Warming again.

Whatever is going on it certainly seems pretty random (not to mention psychologically off putting).

It literally rained ALL spring and summer (there wasn't a non-rainy weekend to mention - all the non-rainy days, which were like a gift from heaven, happened in the middle of the week so when people were getting psyched to finally have a good weekend off from work - it naturally rained).

It is to the point that Rhode Island has been declared as in an agricultural state of emergency by the Governor so that the farmers could apply for grants and loans from the Federal Government to cover their lost revenue - especially from the lost crops of Hay and Pumpkins and Strawberries to name a few. (which makes me wonder if there are any Emergency Powers enacted now that most people wouldn't notice...I'll have to look that up)

And remember the ORIGINAL modern day Tea Party? - the one for the Ron Paul Money Bomb in Boston just two years ago? that was a heck of a scene with the sleet and snow storm.

Anyhow you know what Benjamin Franklin said about New England Weather : "If you don't like it, wait a few minutes."

Maybe the puppetmasters are playing their Tesla HAARP for you.

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B. Bonner

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Slightly longer perspective:

Climate here in Brooklyn is pretty similar to Boston maybe just slightly warmer on average.

In 23 years here there have probably been 5 or 6 others like this (2001 in particular) when there was no snow or even hard frost until after Dec. 21. One year, there were Geraniums and other flowers from the previous summer still in bloom outdoors in Feb.

After a really cold summer and spring, expected this winter would be brutal. Hope to be proven wrong. So far so good.


I moved to Michigan in

1989 and I didn't thaw out until this past summer. LOL What I have noticed over the years is that winter is coming later and spring is colder. My own opinion is that Mother Nature is playing musical chairs with the seasons.

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It's 12 below zero in WY

It's just a redistribution of temperatures... It's always "too warm for normal" somewhere and "too cold for normal" somewhere else. It is called natural fluctuations in temperatures and how they are distributed around the globe. These changes have nothing to do with human, we are insignificant. The earth is 5 billion years old and has been way warmer and way cooler in the past. Let's focus on the real issues like fluoride waste being poured into our drinking water and big government suppressing efficient energy technology because they own the oil industry. CO2 gives life to plants, plants provide oxygen and we need more of that than ever. Down with Al Gore.

While here in Louisiana, we are facing our second early cold

snap two years running. Last year brought rare snow. We may see some again.

On top of that, the Saints are 11-0 and counting. It is rather early yet, but when they when the Super Bowl, someone might want to check with the man down below, because Hell should have frozen over officially.

In Missouri

October was the coldest month record


I'm in Houston, Tx

And it's cold and getting colder, snow in the forecast tomorrow. Snow is a very rare thing here.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

The Climate debate is all hot air

Scientific evidence suggest a planetary cycle for Hot/Cold climate trends

Climate change by Jupiter

The answer, discovered with the help of NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, lies largely in the solar system's center of gravity.

When Uranus, Neptune and especially Saturn -- the next largest planet -- join Jupiter on one side of the solar system, the solar system's center of gravity shifts well beyond the sun.

Some of the eight orbits are chaotic, taking a loop-the-loop path. These orbits correspond to quiet times for the sun, and cool periods on Earth. Every 179 years or so, the sun embarks on a new cycle of orbits.



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no warming in Colorado..

no warming in Colorado.. this last summer was the coolest on record.. we usually have 60 or more days over 90 degrees and I think last summer we had maybe 5? we have just had the snowiest october/november and right now is 14 degrees out... at 2.00 in the afternoon.. global warming is BS..

A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 22:3
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to
send peace on earth: I came not to send peace,
but a sword.

A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 22:3
Matthew 10:34 Think not that I am come to
send peace on earth: I came not to send peace,
but a sword.

The real question is...

IF there really is a warming trend, is whether or not the trend is caused by human actions. That's the real debate, IMO.

We can't deny the thousands of climatic fluctuations in geological history, and even some within human history:


And cooling:

There's a lot of evidence, if I'm not mistaken, that the current warming -- if it really exists - -is due to sun spot activity.

We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner
We can't pay the cost
'Cause there's a monster on the loose

'Cause there's a monster on the loose

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I agree. We've been warming

I agree.

We've been warming since the last ice age.

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