Frozen waves are photographed on Nantucket, Massachusetts. Photo by Jonathan Nimerfroh.
If you live in a handful of cities in the Northeast, you weathered the coldest month since reliable records were first kept, which for most places means a century or more of weather data. The average temperature in Bangor Maine came in at 6.2 degrees for February, said Corey Bogel, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. That is about 15 degrees below normal and easily beats the old record of 8.4 degrees, from January 1994.
Further south the unusually cold winter of Massachusetts produced an incredible phenomenon 100 miles southeast of Boston on the island of Nantucket recently: frozen waves, or, as some are describing them, Slurpee waves. “When I got to the top of the dunes, I could see that about 300 yards out from the shoreline the ocean was starting to freeze,” said Jonathan Nimerfroh.
GFS model forecasts at the end of February showed some snow for portions of all 50 states in the next seven days and that includes Hawaii.
February 2015 was also Toronto’s coldest month ever. Over 1,900 Low Min Records were broken (272 tied) from Feb 19 to Feb 25, 2015 according to NOAA. The lowest temperature ever recorded in Cuba was also recorded in February. The Cuban Institute of Meteorology reported that last Friday morning (Feb 20) the temperature fell to one degree Celsius (33.8o F) in the town of Union Reyes in western Matanzas province. The previous record in Union de Reyes was set on February 18, 1996, at 2.5 degrees.
Environment Canada has confirmed this February was the coldest February in more than 100 years. The average temperature in Montreal last month was -15C. The previous record of -14.5C was set in 1979.
Between Feb. 1 and 26, Montreal was subjected to temperatures five to nine degrees lower than normal. The last time it was that cold in February was in 1889, and even that isn’t certain, as Environment Canada points out that data from that year is less reliable.
Environment Canada said Quebec City had 19 days below -20C, while it usually has nine. Montreal had 12 days below -20C, while the norm is five. And the Saguenay had nine days under -30C (emphasis theirs), while the norm is close to two.
“It’s clear the Maritimes’ weather has crossed the line from difficult to dangerous.” See video on this page to see how bad it’s getting in Eastern Canada after a huge blizzard dumped over 80 cm (2½ feet) of snow on Prince Edward Island. In New Brunswick the snow piled up in huge drifts, in some cases trapping people inside.
The Great Lakes, once again almost entirely covered in ice at the end of the month, is causing worry in the shipping industry. “Obviously it’s been another brutal winter,” said Glen Nekvasil, vice president of the Lake Carriers’ Association. “If it keeps going it will be a challenging resumption to navigation when we get going again in March.”
“The lakes, at least Superior, Huron and Erie, are 95 or 96 percent covered, and about 85.5 percent total, which is a little more ice this year than at the same time last year,” said George Leshkevich, a research scientist based at NOAA’s office in Ann Arbor, Mich. Last year’s ice coverage was considered epic. It topped out at 92.6 percent coverage on March 6.
Sea ice coverage in the Antarctic continues to increase, according to data released by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The ocean’s sea ice levels were 44.6% higher than the 1981-2010 average, breaking a prevous record set in 2008 by 220,000 square miles. This is strange since it is summer down at the South Pole.
Despite dire predictions that the North Pole would be ice-free in the near future, Arctic Sea ice levels have been more stable than scientists predicted.
So far this winter, Arctic Sea ice levels are above where they were at the same time last winter and are well within the standard deviation of the 1981 to 2010 variation, according to daily sea ice data.
Europe’s CryoSat-2 satellite found that sea-ice volumes for the fall of 2014 were above the average extent for the last five years. Sea-ice levels were up sharply from 2011 and 2012, according to the satellite– only slightly lower than 2013 levels.
In 2013, CryoSat-2 found that Arctic sea ice levels increased 50% at the end of the region’s melting season. Arctic sea-ice coverage reached 2,100 cubic miles by that time, up from 1,400 cubic miles during the same time in 2012.
What great cause could unite Prince Charles, President Obama, the Pope, the Arab Oil sheiks, the United Nations, the European Union, the Russians, the Chinese, Pacific Island Nations, most undeveloped countries, the glitterati of Hollywood, left-wing politicians, unrepentant reds, government media, the climate research industry, Big Oil, Big Gas and the Green Blob? It must be something posing a clear and urgent danger to all humanity.
U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres reveals the real reason behind global warming scare. At a news conference in Brussels, Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism. "This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution," she said.
It has been completely discredited. Climategate revealed emails between Climate Change Alarmists detailing how even they couldn’t find any evidence of warming. Records clearly show there has been no warming for the past 17 years. And today the nation shivers in a seemingly never ending winter of massive snow storms and record breaking freezing temperatures. Yet the mantra pounds on about the coming disaster of Climate Change. Why do they cling to it? What keeps them going?
Yahoo News published in early March the following climate (religious) statement. “In parched California, rainfall patterns are essentially the same as they were 120 years ago, but humans have made it warmer and that added heat is driving the state’s crippling drought, according to a new study by climate scientists. According the latest study, warm temperatures dry out soils and cause precipitation to fall as rain rather than snow, thus reducing annual snowpack essential for irrigation.
However on the same day we read, “A cold snap early Monday morning sent hail down in Huntington Beach, shocking people in the downtown area who weren’t expecting white stuff to come falling from the sky. The hail arrived as a winter storm pounded parts of Southern California on Monday, turning area beaches into a ‘winter wonderland’ and dumping up to 8 inches of snow on the mountains. In L.A. County, hail also fell, covering streets and cars on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.”
In addition, more evidence of global warming was seen in Mason City, Iowa, which hit a record low of 18 degrees below zero at 6 a.m. Friday, shattering its 115-year-old record for Feb. 27 of 12-below, set in 1899, the National Weather Service said.
Global warming climate experts will go to their graves like religious fanatics holding onto their precious beliefs and there is nothing we can do about that. The God of Nature has seen fit to disprove their idiotic theories and computer models in a most powerful and mocking way because they would not listen to real scientists who have known better for the 17 years it has been cooling. Like most religious fundamentalists they get angry and seek to put down what they say are climate change deniers but there is not a soul that I know that denies that climate is always changing day by day.
To all those people who cling to the theory of global warming, and it is just a theory obviously, to them we should ask if record cold weather and record snow does not disprove the theory of global warming and to please state exactly what would disprove it? Short-term weather aberrations are not what we have this winter. Last winter was almost as brutal plus the fact (which global warming maniacs ignore) that it has been getting gradually colder for almost two decades.
In this book (due to be published end of March) we have the actual reality of climate presented along with a long list of scientists, weathermen and the history of warming and cooling on earth to sustain the fact that our collective futures has a lot of cold in store for us. The cold is a witness to the lack of heat though in global warming minds they see it in a different convoluted way. All logic is abandoned with the senseless thought that it is colder because it is warmer.