SEARCH BLOG: GLOBAL WARMING
Shortly after the Copenhagen Climate Confusion Conference, I wrote this: Global Warming Made Easy. Less than 2 months later, I can write "ditto" as Washington D.C. experiences its 2nd "storm of the century" in one season. From The Weather Channel:
Historic storm to paralyze the Mid-AtlanticFeb. 5, 2010 8:24 pm ET
Look for significant snow from Indiana to Pennsylvania but parts of the Middle Atlantic region could be in for a historic snow event.
Heavy 2-to-locally-4-inch rain stretching from northern Florida into Tidewater Virginia will result in spotty flooding.
In the end, the focus of this storm will be in the Mid-Atlantic States. Snow will stretch from eastern Pennsylvania to southern New Jersey. Snow will continue to expand northward to New York City by Saturday morning.
Heavy snow will dominate Saturday before winding down from west to east by evening. Air, rail and interstate travel will likely come to a halt. Heavy snow on awnings and rooftops may create damage.
Snowfall totals over northern of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and southern Pennsylvania and southwen New Jersey will tally well over a foot. Some places across northern Virginia, eastern Maryland and Delaware may be buried with between 2 and 3 feet of snow. The storm may reach the top 3 of all-time in the Washington, D.C., area and may rival the record of 28" from the "Knickerbocker" storm of 1922. Philadelphia may see over 18" of snow in the area. A 2-to-4-inch snow is possible for New York City on the storm's northern fringe.
As the low pushes off the coast, it will strengthen quickly and produce very strong winds, especially along the Mid-Atlantic coast. Gusts between 45 and 50 mph are possible from southern New Jersey to the Norfolk area overnight and Saturday morning creating blizzard conditions at times.
Blizzard warnings are in effect from coastal Delaware and New Jersey back to the Baltimore/Washington area.
Winter storm warnings are in effect westward into Indiana. A general area of 6 to locally-12-inch snowfall could fall from central Indiana into southwestern Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh.