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(The Weather Channel)   Is ten inches of snow in Flagstaff a sure sign of global warming? Will the pot dispensaries still be open in Denver in a blizzard? Will the Plains get all wet like your Mom? It's your official Winter Storm Triton discussion thread (w/radar of storm)   (weather.com) divider line 93
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2013-03-09 12:30:52 AM
Wow they've been playing this one up like snowpacolypse.  We'll see.
 
2013-03-09 12:42:34 AM
Um. Ok. I've got a coating of like 1 snow flake deep on my car. It rained some today though, nice rains.
 
2013-03-09 12:44:09 AM
Ten inches of snow in Flagstaff is just called "snow."
 
2013-03-09 01:24:11 AM
Every part of that headline makes me stabby.
 
2013-03-09 01:25:28 AM
If this goes green I will walk to the dispensary in the blizzard and post pics.
 
2013-03-09 01:32:20 AM

GAT_00: Every part of that headline makes me stabby.


Same here.
 
2013-03-09 07:23:54 AM
Naming winter storms is for the mentally challenged.
 
2013-03-09 07:26:49 AM

PoTBoT: Naming winter storms is for the mentally challenged.


Who's goddam idea was that anyway? Al Roker?
 
2013-03-09 07:26:56 AM

violentsalvation: GAT_00: Every part of that headline makes me stabby.

Same here.


Let's all pelt subby with snowballs.
 
2013-03-09 07:27:10 AM

violentsalvation: GAT_00: Every part of that headline makes me stabby.

Same here.


LOL
 
2013-03-09 07:27:48 AM
This weather couldn't be finer in Denver.  Snow on the weekend instead of a weekday, and back into the 60s by Wednesday.
 
2013-03-09 07:28:26 AM
Sunny and clear n Cleveland as of 7 AM Caturday
 
2013-03-09 07:28:27 AM
Newsflash: It snows in Northern Arizona - Which is at 7,000+ feet. (It also melts fairly fast).

/NAU Grad
 
2013-03-09 07:32:02 AM
They managed to scare me.  Only because my son was supposed to be driving from Lubbock to Boulder today. He went yesterday evening instead.
 
2013-03-09 07:37:11 AM
So very disappointed in the storm so far.  3 hours late and barely a dusting so far.  If this storm doesn't kill off some of the homeless and elderly I'm going to have to do it myself.
 
2013-03-09 07:38:06 AM
Yes. The dispensaries will be open in Denver, Boulder, and Greeley. 'Cause we can.

Working in the hotel industry, I've already had several people extend their stays and come in because of the looming 'storm'.

Least said, they said this was supposed to start at 5 pm YESTERDAY and it's only started snowing....half an hour ago. They're 12 hours behind on this thing.
 
2013-03-09 07:47:24 AM
We do this every year, I swear.

Subs, Flagstaff is in the high country. It gets more snow per year than Buffalo NY does.

1. Syracuse, NY (housing, pop. 140,658): 115.6 in
2. Clay, NY (housing, pop. 58,836): 115.6 in
3. Anchorage, AK (housing, pop. 278,700): 114.0 in
4. Utica, NY (housing, pop. 59,082): 108.2 in
5. Flagstaff, AZ (housing, pop. 58,213): 100.3 in
6. Coconino, AZ (housing, pop. 74,488): 100.3 in
7. Cheektowaga, NY (housing, pop. 79,988): 93.6 in
8. Amherst, NY (housing, pop. 116,773): 93.6 in
9. Buffalo, NY (housing, pop. 276,059): 93.6 in
10. Niagara Falls, NY (housing, pop. 52,326): 93.6 in

29. Salt Lake City, UT (housing, pop. 178,858): 58.5 in

Denver get 53.8

See? Learned something, didn't you? Don't you feel stupid.

Man I wish I could be at Snowbowl or Sunrise today ...
 
2013-03-09 07:47:38 AM
This is a temporary reprieve from the drought at best.  Unless it dumps over a foot that'll stick for more than three days, it's just another hum drum winter day.
 
2013-03-09 07:47:42 AM

PoTBoT: Naming winter storms is for the mentally challenged.


Yeah, I live in the Colorado high country and the NWS is predicting a whole one to two inches. Hardly name worthy. Just another manifestation of "sell more media" sensationalism. Thanks a lot, The Weather Channel.
 
2013-03-09 07:51:10 AM

Infobahn: Newsflash: It snows in Northern Arizona - Which is at 7,000+ feet. (It also melts fairly fast).

/NAU Grad


Newsflash:  People in Colorado don't freak out over a few inches of snow.  We just ask that the CaliTexan transplants stay off the roads.
 
2013-03-09 07:59:10 AM

PoTBoT: Naming winter storms is for the mentally challenged.


THIS!

Plus, yes, the dispensaries will be open in Denver. I asked last night when I picked up my medicine. Again, there's like 1/2" on the ground, and no wind.
 
2013-03-09 08:00:41 AM
Two words: F7ck Colorado.
 
2013-03-09 08:04:13 AM

PoTBoT: Naming winter storms is for the mentally challenged.


NOAA circulate and internal memo that employees are not to indulge this nonsense.

/government is sometimes more reasonable than private industry
 
2013-03-09 08:09:30 AM

BillCo: Infobahn: Newsflash: It snows in Northern Arizona - Which is at 7,000+ feet. (It also melts fairly fast).

/NAU Grad

Newsflash:  People in Colorado don't freak out over a few inches of snow.  We just ask that the CaliTexan transplants stay off the roads.


You guys are getting a foot today, right?
 
2013-03-09 08:11:43 AM
Naming winter storms is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. We got an inch of snow last night. What should we call that, Winter Storm Pipsqueak?
 
2013-03-09 08:13:22 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-09 08:15:06 AM
We're naming snow storms now? Is that something we're doing?

sigh...
 
2013-03-09 08:16:49 AM

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 600x439]


What a retarded strawman of a cartoon. no wonder you think sceptics are idiots. You don't even understand their position
 
2013-03-09 08:17:34 AM
Yes
Yes
Yes
 
2013-03-09 08:19:55 AM

Ecliptic: We're naming snow storms now? Is that something we're doing?

sigh...


Just the Weather Channel.  The NWS doesn't recognize the names.  They named the storm that hit the east coast earlier this week.  We were forecast to get 10-14 inches of snow.  It rained.  Meh, they shut down the whole D.C. metropolitan area, so what do I care, I got the day off.

I'm just very surprised at how many forecasts they sensationalize and get really wrong.
 
2013-03-09 08:23:25 AM

stirfrybry: Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 600x439]

What a retarded strawman of a cartoon. no wonder you think sceptics are idiots. You don't even understand their position


Is this one any better? It's Fox News approved!

i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-09 08:26:42 AM

stirfrybry: Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 600x439]

What a retarded strawman of a cartoon. no wonder you think sceptics are idiots. You don't even understand their position


If you don't believe everything Algore says and immediately give him all of your money for carbon credits, you are a Global Warming Denier.

If you DO believe everything Algore says and promote legislation to make "the rich" give him all their money for carbon credits, you are a proper, thinking progressive.

If you look at the evidence which clearly shows global climate change but question whether human activity has much to do with it, or whether human activity can halt it (especially if a clear day in Shanghai resembles an LA temperature inversion in the '70s and China is exempt from Kyoto-remember?) you are a bigot racist eurocentric whatever and your free speech rights will not be tolerated.
 
2013-03-09 08:29:30 AM
Just because it's cooler in a specific region than usual doesn't mean global warming is false. Nor if it's warmer than usual. Or if it's actual average outside. Just don't bother judging anything from the climate actually. You have to look at the Data over a period of time, of our choosing. What we have access to. Just look at our Date not theirs.  Anyway, we are the majority and that's how it works in science. Just Farking stop disagreeing with us.


Going to Denver to ski at the end of the month. I hope it global warmings the hell out of Breckenridge before I get there.
 
2013-03-09 08:31:34 AM

BillCo: Infobahn: Newsflash: It snows in Northern Arizona - Which is at 7,000+ feet. (It also melts fairly fast).

/NAU Grad

Newsflash:  People in Colorado don't freak out over a few inches of snow.  We just ask that the CaliTexan transplants stay off the roads.

Please, please stay off the roads. If you feel you must drive, wait at the side of the road until you see a snowplow and the follow it until it eventually circles back to your house. You can go get milk and bread tomorrow, fatass. Won't hurt you to miss a meal.
 
2013-03-09 08:36:57 AM
It wasn't snowing when I went to bed at 4am. This is 6:30am. Now I go back to bed for the rest of the day.

Thornton, CO
i88.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-09 08:37:52 AM
Great moments in Wx Channel history:  live coverage of Jim Cantori wrestling Stephanie Abrams in the snow, yesterday.
 
2013-03-09 08:38:49 AM

Macular Degenerate: Naming winter storms is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. We got an inch of snow last night. What should we call that, Winter Storm Pipsqueak?


You should call it "Atilla the Lethal."  Get with the program, Macular.
 
2013-03-09 08:42:54 AM

PoTBoT: Naming winter storms is for the mentally challenged.


Winter Storm Potato?
 
2013-03-09 08:44:47 AM

Mitch Mitchell: Two words: F7ck Colorado.


How precious. One of the denizens of Lesser America is mouthing off to his high-country betters.
 
2013-03-09 08:48:14 AM
50 and sunny here in Bmore after they predicted up to 18 inches.
 
2013-03-09 08:50:35 AM

Nadie_AZ: BillCo: Infobahn: Newsflash: It snows in Northern Arizona - Which is at 7,000+ feet. (It also melts fairly fast).

/NAU Grad

Newsflash:  People in Colorado don't freak out over a few inches of snow.  We just ask that the CaliTexan transplants stay off the roads.

You guys are getting a foot today, right?


Yeah, maybe a little more.  Not much really.  We need a good old 2 foot blizzard to make things interesting.
 
2013-03-09 08:50:43 AM

ArtosRC: Mitch Mitchell: Two words: F7ck Colorado.

How precious. One of the denizens of Lesser America is mouthing off to his high-country betters.


My first thought for a respone was not nearly this good. Glad I waited.
 
2013-03-09 08:51:19 AM
SNOW??? IN THE MOUNTAINS??? IN EARLY MARCH???

ZOMG!!!!

/yawn
 
2013-03-09 08:53:35 AM

Nadie_AZ: We do this every year, I swear.

Subs, Flagstaff is in the high country. It gets more snow per year than Buffalo NY does.

1. Syracuse, NY (housing, pop. 140,658): 115.6 in
2. Clay, NY (housing, pop. 58,836): 115.6 in
3. Anchorage, AK (housing, pop. 278,700): 114.0 in
4. Utica, NY (housing, pop. 59,082): 108.2 in
5. Flagstaff, AZ (housing, pop. 58,213): 100.3 in
6. Coconino, AZ (housing, pop. 74,488): 100.3 in
7. Cheektowaga, NY (housing, pop. 79,988): 93.6 in
8. Amherst, NY (housing, pop. 116,773): 93.6 in
9. Buffalo, NY (housing, pop. 276,059): 93.6 in
10. Niagara Falls, NY (housing, pop. 52,326): 93.6 in

29. Salt Lake City, UT (housing, pop. 178,858): 58.5 in

Denver get 53.8

See? Learned something, didn't you? Don't you feel stupid.

Man I wish I could be at Snowbowl or Sunrise today ...


We've been off the pace lately. But that's not a bad thing.

/Plow contract guy is making out like a bandit, though
 
2013-03-09 08:53:56 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Ten inches of snow in Flagstaff is just called "snow."


I lived there in the early 90s. That's what we called it back then too.
 
2013-03-09 08:57:01 AM

BillCo: Nadie_AZ: BillCo: Infobahn: Newsflash: It snows in Northern Arizona - Which is at 7,000+ feet. (It also melts fairly fast).

/NAU Grad

Newsflash:  People in Colorado don't freak out over a few inches of snow.  We just ask that the CaliTexan transplants stay off the roads.

You guys are getting a foot today, right?

Yeah, maybe a little more.  Not much really.  We need a good old 2 foot blizzard to make things interesting.


Agreed. Even though the place I'm living has way too much to shovel (2 car garage, corner lot) and I live to run trails, there's something about a good storm that soothes the soul.

It's started coming down pretty good now (Applewood/Wheat Ridge), but no wind. I need to get to the gym and run treadmills today.

/not in 26 minutes
 
2013-03-09 08:58:39 AM
I think we should have a thread for every time it rains in Seattle.
 
2013-03-09 09:01:06 AM
Twenty years ago when I was a child, I swear all the grass was covered from November to March. I remember Trick-or-Treating in the snow a few times. Now we get a few inches a few times a year. The snow is even different. It's now tiny little ice crystals that don't pack together, they just blow around like sand. Even just 11 years ago when I started driving, winter was completely different than it has been for the past few years. Of course, on a geological timescale, my observation is meaningless.
 
2013-03-09 09:08:50 AM
Just starting to sort of in Littleton. Thought when I woke up there'd be a good couple inches, but no... Regardless of how much we get in the Denver area, with a Sunny forecast high 30's tomorrow and 50's on Monday what sticks won't be around long any way.
 
2013-03-09 09:09:38 AM
Winter Storm Potato?

That made me chuckle. The gods of the ancients are probably throwing thunderbolts toward Atlanta for all this tripe of naming snowstorms. I just loved "Saturn".... I didn't even see a snowflake. Fark you, weather channel
 
2013-03-09 09:10:52 AM
Things shut down in your country when it snows? How cute.
 
2013-03-09 09:11:18 AM

Ecliptic: We're naming snow storms now? Is that something we're doing?

sigh...


Dude, we're up to the letter T already. Where have you been the last 4 months?...nothing like a late arrival eh?
 
2013-03-09 09:13:37 AM

PoTBoT: Naming winter storms is for the mentally challenged.


That might explain a common theme in the storm names.
What dangerous winter storms might look like:
img839.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-09 09:24:32 AM

bighairyguy: PoTBoT: Naming winter storms is for the mentally challenged.

That might explain a common theme in the storm names.
What dangerous winter storms might look like:
[img839.imageshack.us image 800x875]


There was a Winter Storm Luna? How did I miss this?

Was the fun doubled?
 
2013-03-09 09:37:17 AM
So far, so underwhelming in Boulder. Barely anything until 7am and now it's snowing. Not hard, just at a steady pace.

Winter Storm Mehpocalypse would like a word, but can't be bothered to get up at the moment.
 
2013-03-09 09:37:49 AM

stirfrybry: Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 600x439]

What a retarded strawman of a cartoon. no wonder you think sceptics are idiots. You don't even understand their position


Climate change deniers are idiots. Zeno's toon presents their position - that climate change doesn't exist because it gets cold in the winter - accurately & fairly. And as the toon says, that's not even close to how it works. Warmer air holds more moisture than colder air. When the temp & pressure of that air changes the moisture precipitates out. You get more snow and more rain than you would have otherwise. It's a simple concept that anyone who's taken a high school chemistry class can understand & prove.

No wonder conservatives hate education. It debunks their propaganda.
 
2013-03-09 09:44:41 AM
Coloradans been arrogant twats since water been wet.
Here's the video of sabrams and jcantore puppy wrestling in the snyeg:
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/watch-jim-cantore-and-stephanie- ab rams-in-a-snow-throwdown_b170117
 
2013-03-09 09:46:18 AM

festoon: Climate change deniers are idiots.


Nobody seriously argues that the climate is changing.
The argument is about the cause of the change; humans or not.
 
2013-03-09 09:47:57 AM

Mr_Ectomy: Things shut down in your country when it snows? How cute.


Almost as cute as when your country is freaking out over a heat wave that might break 30C.
 
2013-03-09 09:53:54 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Coloradans been arrogant twats since water been wet.
Here's the video of sabrams and jcantore puppy wrestling in the snyeg:
http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/watch-jim-cantore-and-stephanie- ab rams-in-a-snow-throwdown_b170117


Meh, You'd be arrogant too if you lived in the great climate I have enjoyed my entire life. The only real downside is the Seattle like hipster run we've been on for a few years now. You're just jealous of the magnitude of outdoorsy entertainment options and the open spacing provided so we don't have to be crammed on top of each other.

\ And probably the weed thing
\\ Red Rocks Biatches
 
2013-03-09 10:05:13 AM
Going to work, here. Buses are on time, which is odd, for Denver. Visibility is about 400 yards ahead. No accumulation on the roads, but the slush effect is starting to show. Should be a slow day at work.
 
2013-03-09 10:15:19 AM
Don't call them "skeptics". As they have already decided what they think is real, and no amount of evidence will convince them otherwise, they are in fact the exact opposite of a "skeptic".
 
2013-03-09 10:19:47 AM

stirfrybry: Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 600x439]

What a retarded strawman of a cartoon. no wonder you think sceptics are idiots. You don't even understand their position


It must drive you nuts when you see people post pictures of Al Gore's book in the snow or ask, "Where's Al Gore?" whenever some snow-related weather event happens.
 
2013-03-09 10:21:26 AM
As a resident of Northern Alberta, I'm getting a kick out of your puny, cutesey-boo, named-like-a-pet winter "storm."

The storm dumped more than a foot of snow on Flagstaff, Ariz. Up to a foot of snow was also reported in the mountains of Southern California (Riverside County).

Or as we call it in Northern Canada, Tuesday.
 
2013-03-09 10:23:32 AM
Snow just started coming down on the north side of Colorado Springs about a half hour ago. The weather computer is calling for 4-7 inches here. I hope it's more.

/giggle!
 
2013-03-09 10:27:40 AM

Infobahn: Newsflash: It snows in Northern Arizona - Which is at 7,000+ feet. (It also melts fairly fast).

/NAU Grad


The skunks there must love snow. My wife also went to NAU. I told her there are way too many environmentalists there to have a lumberjack as a mascot. Since skunks are all over campus, the mascot should be a skunk. She didn't agree, but does hate the new, angry version of Louie.

She also doesn't like "Northern Arizona University" being sung to the tune of "National American University".
 
2013-03-09 10:28:00 AM

Trance354: Going to work, here. Buses are on time, which is odd, for Denver. Visibility is about 400 yards ahead. No accumulation on the roads, but the slush effect is starting to show. Should be a slow day at work.


sclawyersnet.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-09 10:30:05 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: Or as we call it in Northern Canada, Tuesday.


Get out of here, Hat dweller.
 
2013-03-09 10:33:22 AM

Nadie_AZ: We do this every year, I swear.

Subs, Flagstaff is in the high country. It gets more snow per year than Buffalo NY does.

1. Syracuse, NY (housing, pop. 140,658): 115.6 in
2. Clay, NY (housing, pop. 58,836): 115.6 in
3. Anchorage, AK (housing, pop. 278,700): 114.0 in
4. Utica, NY (housing, pop. 59,082): 108.2 in
5. Flagstaff, AZ (housing, pop. 58,213): 100.3 in
6. Coconino, AZ (housing, pop. 74,488): 100.3 in
7. Cheektowaga, NY (housing, pop. 79,988): 93.6 in
8. Amherst, NY (housing, pop. 116,773): 93.6 in
9. Buffalo, NY (housing, pop. 276,059): 93.6 in
10. Niagara Falls, NY (housing, pop. 52,326): 93.6 in

29. Salt Lake City, UT (housing, pop. 178,858): 58.5 in

Denver get 53.8

See? Learned something, didn't you? Don't you feel stupid.

Man I wish I could be at Snowbowl or Sunrise today ...


Living in Buffalo NY, I'm getting a kick out of this.
 
2013-03-09 10:34:25 AM

ajax6677: It wasn't snowing when I went to bed at 4am. This is 6:30am. Now I go back to bed for the rest of the day.

Thornton, CO
[i88.photobucket.com image 768x1024]


That Low Pressure system in south Colorado looks like it has a mind to set up in the Oklahoma Panhandle and if it does ... you be screwed. That's when your Front Range gets an 'upslope blizzard' from the counter-clockwise spin of the storm trying to push it's northernmost part up and over the Continental Divide ... from the East.

That means dump dump dump weight to do it, and the weight is ... moisture.

Better get a shovel and some cocoa.
 
2013-03-09 10:35:04 AM

ArtosRC: Benevolent Misanthrope: Or as we call it in Northern Canada, Tuesday.

Get out of here, Hat dweller.


Hey.  Someone has to keep up standards.
 
2013-03-09 10:41:24 AM
The objective of RW anti-climate change propaganda is to maintain the profits of fossil fuel producing corporations. Period. The central tenet of this propaganda is that the planet is NOT heating up, in spite of all the evidence. This is the point of the OP: "Is ten inches of snow in Flagstaff a sure sign of global warming?", and stirfrybry's reply to Zeno-25. What you're doing - without tossing subby & stirfrybry under the bus - is presenting the "reasonable" front of the RW propaganda campaign: Well OF COURSE the world is heating up. But it's not OUR fault. Again, in spite of all the evidence.

www1.ncdc.noaa.gov

So, you're still an idiot even though you're pretending to be "reasonable".
 
2013-03-09 10:41:52 AM

ozebb: Trance354: Going to work, here. Buses are on time, which is odd, for Denver. Visibility is about 400 yards ahead. No accumulation on the roads, but the slush effect is starting to show. Should be a slow day at work.


Why didn't that lady look for traffic?
 
2013-03-09 10:50:09 AM

ozebb: Trance354: Going to work, here. Buses are on time, which is odd, for Denver. Visibility is about 400 yards ahead. No accumulation on the roads, but the slush effect is starting to show. Should be a slow day at work.


i.imgur.com
there is a white guy in your back seat! watch out, lady!
 
2013-03-09 10:56:18 AM

bighairyguy: PoTBoT: Naming winter storms is for the mentally challenged.

That might explain a common theme in the storm names.
What dangerous winter storms might look like:
[img839.imageshack.us image 800x875]


Bottom row, on the left...  Damn, Neil DeGrasse Tyson is BUFF.
 
2013-03-09 11:01:10 AM
Those enterprising people were able to get a ski resort up in time to capitalize on this freak storm. Great work yet again, job creators!

And no complaints about an auto-playing video with an annoying musical kickoff? You're slipping, fark.
 
2013-03-09 11:03:35 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: As a resident of Northern Alberta, I'm getting a kick out of your puny, cutesey-boo, named-like-a-pet winter "storm."

The storm dumped more than a foot of snow on Flagstaff, Ariz. Up to a foot of snow was also reported in the mountains of Southern California (Riverside County).

Or as we call it in Northern Canada, Tuesday.


Hyperbolic submitter's opinions aside, it's not exactly unusual in mountains of AZ or California either.
 
2013-03-09 11:45:13 AM

ransack.: ozebb: Trance354: Going to work, here. Buses are on time, which is odd, for Denver. Visibility is about 400 yards ahead. No accumulation on the roads, but the slush effect is starting to show. Should be a slow day at work.

[i.imgur.com image 446x194]
there is a white guy in your back seat! watch out, lady!


Not to mention, you're on the wrong side of the road, if that's Denver in Colorado
 
2013-03-09 11:46:01 AM

Nadie_AZ: We do this every year, I swear.

Subs, Flagstaff is in the high country. It gets more snow per year than Buffalo NY does.

1. Syracuse, NY (housing, pop. 140,658): 115.6 in
2. Clay, NY (housing, pop. 58,836): 115.6 in
3. Anchorage, AK (housing, pop. 278,700): 114.0 in
4. Utica, NY (housing, pop. 59,082): 108.2 in
5. Flagstaff, AZ (housing, pop. 58,213): 100.3 in
6. Coconino, AZ (housing, pop. 74,488): 100.3 in
7. Cheektowaga, NY (housing, pop. 79,988): 93.6 in
8. Amherst, NY (housing, pop. 116,773): 93.6 in
9. Buffalo, NY (housing, pop. 276,059): 93.6 in
10. Niagara Falls, NY (housing, pop. 52,326): 93.6 in

29. Salt Lake City, UT (housing, pop. 178,858): 58.5 in

Denver get 53.8

See? Learned something, didn't you? Don't you feel stupid.

Man I wish I could be at Snowbowl or Sunrise today ...


Sunrise is PACKED with people today. I live less than half an hour from there. All the locals are in, plus half of Phoenix and Tucson. If you come, do so very early in the morning and plan on going back late the same day, because there's not a motel room to be found on the weekend. I think there's some sort of snowboard competition today
 
2013-03-09 11:46:15 AM

oldcub: Infobahn: Newsflash: It snows in Northern Arizona - Which is at 7,000+ feet. (It also melts fairly fast).

/NAU Grad

The skunks there must love snow. My wife also went to NAU. I told her there are way too many environmentalists there to have a lumberjack as a mascot. Since skunks are all over campus, the mascot should be a skunk. She didn't agree, but does hate the new, angry version of Louie.

She also doesn't like "Northern Arizona University" being sung to the tune of "National American University".


I don't remember any Skunks, but that doesn't mean they weren't there.  I saw other wildlife, and would be dodging deer on the roads.  That being said, I used to get skunks in my back yard in Sacramento, and now see Coyotes and Javalina in my neighborhood in Scottsdale.

NAU has a great Forestry program, so Louie ain't going anywhere.

I agree with her 1000% about the NAU/NAU thing.  I want to say the logos are simular.
 
2013-03-09 11:55:05 AM

PoTBoT: Naming winter storms is for the mentally challenged.


Our campus meteorology department is in general agreement with your assessment. Many a cry of "What the sh*t, Weather Channel?" has been uttered in recent months.
 
2013-03-09 12:25:35 PM

festoon: The objective of RW anti-climate change propaganda is to maintain the profits of fossil fuel producing corporations. Period. The central tenet of this propaganda is that the planet is NOT heating up, in spite of all the evidence. This is the point of the OP: "Is ten inches of snow in Flagstaff a sure sign of global warming?", and stirfrybry's reply to Zeno-25. What you're doing - without tossing subby & stirfrybry under the bus - is presenting the "reasonable" front of the RW propaganda campaign: Well OF COURSE the world is heating up. But it's not OUR fault. Again, in spite of all the evidence.

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So, you're still an idiot even though you're pretending to be "reasonable".


While there's no denying that the climate is getting warmer, I can't help but feel this argument is a straw man of epic proportions. Only somebody who is reduced to exclusive mass transit travel could possibly miss how secure Big Oil's profits are. We drivers are constantly reminded of this fact, every time we fill up. While this may have changed, I was previously informed that most subway and other forms of mass transit are underwritten by the taxes we automobile owners pay on our gasoline, further driving our costs up. Go too far, and people cut back on their driving, lessening the gas they buy, and lessening the taxes which go towards you city-dwellers making Swiss cheese of your bedrock. Big Oil understands this, as well as a few other salient facts. They make their living transporting and supplying a hazardous volatile chemical by the farktonne on a daily basis. Without them, your cities wither and die, as there is no method of transporting the prodigious amounts of foie gras to the sidewalk cafes you sit at and pontificate about the damage done to the environment.
 
2013-03-09 12:47:56 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: festoon: Climate change deniers are idiots.

Nobody seriously argues that the climate is changing.
The argument is about the cause of the change; humans or not.


Nobody seriously argues this either, just the extent of human damage.
 
2013-03-09 12:49:53 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: festoon: Climate change deniers are idiots.

Nobody seriously argues that the climate is changing.
The argument is about the cause of the change; humans or not.


I think if you asked ten climate change deniers what is really happening, you'd get eight or nine different answers; mostly mutually exclusive, and self-inconsistent.

The Hawaiian CO2 observatory just reported a new all-time record CO2 concentration (that's not news, that has happened every year at this time for decades and decades).  What's new is the concentration is up 3 parts per million this year, second highest increase on record.  So, not only all-time record CO2 levels, but the rate of increase is continuing to rise.

Presumably most well-read climate change skeptics will not deny that the CO2 (and methane, and N2O) increases in the atmosphere are human-caused, right?

So then you'd only have to believe that greenhouse gases don't warm the atmosphere.  Hehe.
 
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2013-03-09 01:45:35 PM
Well I think stoners do the "Bread and Milk" thing too, the shop across from my office was SLAMMED yesterday. Open today too, it's Denver... it takes a lot more than some snow to keep us in. We'd need to hit multiple feet before things really go nuts. When I left this morning for work the roads were dry. Slushy and sloppy on my lunch now, sure they will be frozen over and perfectly passable by the time I go home late this afternoon... It's the good wet heavy snow!

/calvin and hobbs would love it
 
2013-03-09 02:20:11 PM
Light snow, maybe an inch or so in Denver as of noon.

Not quite the Snowmapocalypsageddonzilla we were told to prepare for.
 
2013-03-09 03:27:30 PM
Crap, I live about a thousand miles away from Denver and still got screwed by this. My flight to Philadelphia (via Denver) just got canceled.
 
2013-03-09 03:53:56 PM

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Just took this on my walk to the store. Wind is whipping pretty good but the roads are fine.
 
2013-03-09 04:57:35 PM
Denver Post: Snow is expected to taper off Saturday afternoon and end Saturday evening across Colorado, after warmer-than-expected temperatures sapped the strength of the once-feared Pacific storm.
 
2013-03-09 09:31:00 PM
Barely 6 inches a little north of Denver. Kind of a letdown.
 
2013-03-10 01:12:35 AM
I like global warming. More please.
 
2013-03-10 03:32:25 AM
I was hoping for a big dump of snow last night so the wussy dayshift folks would call in and I'd get some immediate overtime, PLUS I'd avoid having to shovel until it slowed down... but that 8-14 inches predicted was maybe 2 in town, and the streets were never covered.

It's supposed to drop some more overnight again, and it's been cold all day so it might stick, but way overhyped.

My parents in the southern Arizona desert got more snow than we did, and that's more unusual than frigging Flagstaff seeing it.
 
2013-03-10 09:10:10 AM

ozebb: Trance354: Going to work, here. Buses are on time, which is odd, for Denver. Visibility is about 400 yards ahead. No accumulation on the roads, but the slush effect is starting to show. Should be a slow day at work.

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WTF is that family doing just standing in the road?
 
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