TODAY: Flurries, heavy snow stays south/west. Winds: E 7. High: 26
Extended Weather "Trend":
THURSDAY: Mix of light rain and snow develops. High: near 30
NEW YEAR'S EVE: Potential for a cold rain, some ice possible - heavier snow far north/west. High: 31
NEW YEAR'S DAY: Possible changeover to mostly snow - potential for significant accumulation, especially northern, central and western MN. High: 29 (falling during the day).
"Dreaming Of A White Christmas?" If so - you're definitely in luck this year. By Christmas Day I expect 17-19" on the ground in the Twin Cities, about 12-14" for St. Cloud, a bit less for Brainerd, but as much as 25-30" on the ground from near Rochester to Winona. Santa is pumped.
The "Mud Bowl"? This was the scene on Wednesday at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Poinsettia Bowl game scheduled to be played later today is in doubt - not sure the pumps can get rid of the massive amounts of water on the field. If Navy does take on the San Diego State Aztecs it will be a minor miracle. Updates here.
Your Apps Are Watching You. Great, now my iPhone and Android apps are spying on me - just what I wanted to hear. Click here to read a hair-raising story about what (some) of the apps on your smart phones are doing with personal data, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal and yourversion.com.
The greatest question in climate science is: What will that do to the temperature of the earth"
Graphic Courtesy of the New York Times.
December Recap. It has snowed (at least a trace of flurries or more) 15 of the last 21 days in the Twin Cities. The most snow on the ground: December 12 (18"). Our total so far: 28.8". For the winter season so far: 38.6". Snow on the ground: 16". My hunch: 31-35" by December 31. See the data from the National Weather Service here.
Climate Fraud And Hypocrisy. Peter Gleick, a water and climate scientist, President of the Pacific Institute, writes: "As the Earth's climate continues to change at an accelerating rate, the juggling and magical thinking and outright hypocrisy of climate change deniers continues to accelerate as well. While there are many examples of the remarkable ability of deniers to hold onto mutually contradictory beliefs and ideas, here are four well-worn arguments regularly put forward by deniers in public forums despite the fact that they've all been debunked (over and over and over) by scientists." The rest of his post is here.