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(Anchorage Daily News)   While we make fun of Sochi for lacking snow, Alaska is trying to scrape up enough to have a dogsled race   (adn.com) divider line 63
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2014-02-18 09:50:41 AM
Yeah, but Sochi isn't really known for being a winter wonderland:

Sochi has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa),[22] at the lower elevations. Its average annual temperature is 18.4 °C (65.1 °F) during the day and 11 °C (52 °F) at night. In the coldest months-January and February-the average temperature is about 10 °C (50 °F) during the day, above 3 °C (37 °F) at night and the average sea temperature is about 9 °C (48 °F).

Sochi is like this *NORMALLY*.  This is a rare exception for Alaska (but not unheard of).

Granted, many of the events are being held in higher elevations, but it's still not like Alaska (or upstate New York, for that matter:  We've got plenty of snow with more coming).
 
2014-02-18 09:51:50 AM
They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.
 
2014-02-18 09:52:36 AM
Come to Jersey, my driveway has more than enough for them.
 
2014-02-18 09:53:03 AM
Maybe they can truck it in from Atlanta.
 
2014-02-18 09:53:27 AM

Cold_Sassy: They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.


You beat me to it!  We got 7 inches of snow yesterday that they're more than welcome to.
/I love Wisconsin!!
 
2014-02-18 09:54:47 AM

Cold_Sassy: They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.


Seriously, much of the US would happily give up what they've got to help out Alaska.
 
2014-02-18 09:56:01 AM
Oh-Blonde-One


Cold_Sassy: They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.


You beat me to it! We got 7 inches of snow yesterday that they're more than welcome to.
/I love Wisconsin!!


I have about 3 feet on my yard they are welcome to.. expecting more Thursday.
 
2014-02-18 09:56:19 AM
while this region, midwest, has had icy conditions it's been warmer in Alaska.  In fact I think there were many days when it was warmer there than here in Ohio.  At least according to our weather board at the airport.
 
2014-02-18 09:56:41 AM
I would like to contribute the almost-a-foot of snow we got, but since it's Ohio snow I doubt it'll be accepted.....
 
2014-02-18 09:56:57 AM
So much for global warming denialism, amiriteoramirite?
 
2014-02-18 09:57:57 AM

Cold_Sassy: They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.


They could do Indianapolis-Winnipeg this year.

/spent two hours digging out last night
//winters like these were more fun when I was a kid
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-02-18 09:58:03 AM
We have enough snow near Boston for the first sled or two. After that the trail will be dirt.
 
2014-02-18 09:58:58 AM

IlGreven: So much for global warming denialism, amiriteoramirite?


And off we go again!  Strap in, folks, it can only go downhill from here....
 
2014-02-18 09:59:37 AM
72 inches of snow? That's even too much for a wildling woman!
 
2014-02-18 10:01:02 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: IlGreven: So much for global warming denialism, amiriteoramirite?

And off we go again!  Strap in, folks, it can only go downhill from here....


Yeah, I get real tired of the "I'm soooooooooooooo tired of discussing global warming(I'm being funny and not tedious right?)" posts.
 
2014-02-18 10:01:47 AM

Cold_Sassy: They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.


Or the East Coast.

Honestly, if there were an easy way to get all the precipitation from over here to Alaska or to California where they're having a drought, that would solve a lot of problems.
 
2014-02-18 10:01:59 AM

Cold_Sassy: They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.


Yep.  We got dumped on yesterday.  Today is the first day we'll be above freezing since early January.
 
2014-02-18 10:02:59 AM
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2014-02-18 10:03:30 AM
Back in the mini ice age of the 1960s, we used to have this snowmobile 500 mile run in Minnesota.
Had to give it up and even cancel some ice fishing tournaments when Al Gore warmed the climate burning all those credits.
Guess it might come back, eh?
 
2014-02-18 10:04:19 AM

Arkanaut: Cold_Sassy: They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.

Or the East Coast.

Honestly, if there were an easy way to get all the precipitation from over here to Alaska or to California where they're having a drought, that would solve a lot of problems.


Koch Trucking, for all your hauling needs.
 
2014-02-18 10:06:37 AM

ikanreed: Pants full of macaroni!!: IlGreven: So much for global warming denialism, amiriteoramirite?

And off we go again!  Strap in, folks, it can only go downhill from here....

Yeah, I get real tired of the "I'm soooooooooooooo tired of discussing global warming(I'm being funny and not tedious right?)" posts.


yeah i feel about the name "global warming" like hotchner on criminal minds feels about naming criminals, i.e. "the highway 90 killer" like in an episode i watched yesterday.
 
2014-02-18 10:07:17 AM

Arkanaut: Cold_Sassy: They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.

Or the East Coast.

Honestly, if there were an easy way to get all the precipitation from over here to Alaska or to California where they're having a drought, that would solve a lot of problems.


This sounds crazy, but you've got some creative thinking powers, mister. If only you could pack some trains-full or barges and replenish some reservoirs...
 
2014-02-18 10:09:01 AM

Oldiron_79: Maybe they can truck it in from Atlanta.


It was in the 60s this weekend.  We're out.
 
2014-02-18 10:18:54 AM
I don't make fun of Sochi for being a shiathole. I make fun of the comically corrupt IOC for awarding the Winter Games to Sochi.
 
2014-02-18 10:21:22 AM
I am enjoying the lack of snow as I do not have to shovel my driveway.  Go ahead and keep your snow.
 
2014-02-18 10:24:17 AM
Very funny guys who put the novelty tongues in the dogs' mouths?

media.adn.com
 
2014-02-18 10:26:51 AM

Oh-Blonde-One: Cold_Sassy: They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.

You beat me to it!  We got 7 inches of snow yesterday that they're more than welcome to.
/I love Wisconsin!!


Same here...
///sigh....
 
2014-02-18 10:27:41 AM
Where do I mail it?
 
2014-02-18 10:37:35 AM

Epic Fap Session: I don't make fun of Sochi for being a shiathole. I make fun of the comically corrupt IOC for awarding the Winter Games to Sochi.


Seriously. The Olympics are a joke at this point.

Given the choice between the country that paid the biggest bribe and somewhere that actually had snow, the IOC chose the money. farking clown-shoes.

Maybe the people responsible will get fired after the world finishes processing what an ongoing disaster Sochi has been. On the other hand, who am I kidding? The Olympics are about kickbacks and advertising revenue, as long as large sums of money are changing hands the IOC will consider the games "successful."
 
2014-02-18 10:40:41 AM

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Oh-Blonde-One


Cold_Sassy: They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.


You beat me to it! We got 7 inches of snow yesterday that they're more than welcome to.
/I love Wisconsin!!


I have about 3 feet on my yard they are welcome to.. expecting more Thursday.


Meanwhile here in San Diego it was a balmy 79 degrees and sunny all weekend.
 
2014-02-18 10:41:32 AM
They could move the Olympics to my driveway. Plenty of snow here.

/Michigan
 
2014-02-18 10:45:29 AM
Report on local conditions.

Joke about shipping snow.

Have I got this right?
 
2014-02-18 10:47:18 AM
Oooh...is it time for the ikilledadog?
 
2014-02-18 10:51:50 AM

dittybopper: Yeah, but Sochi isn't really known for being a winter wonderland:

Sochi has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa),[22] at the lower elevations. Its average annual temperature is 18.4 °C (65.1 °F) during the day and 11 °C (52 °F) at night. In the coldest months-January and February-the average temperature is about 10 °C (50 °F) during the day, above 3 °C (37 °F) at night and the average sea temperature is about 9 °C (48 °F).

Sochi is like this *NORMALLY*.  This is a rare exception for Alaska (but not unheard of).

Granted, many of the events are being held in higher elevations, but it's still not like Alaska (or upstate New York, for that matter:  We've got plenty of snow with more coming).


So it would be like having the Winter Olympics in Houston?
 
2014-02-18 10:53:13 AM
something something Sarah Palin
 
2014-02-18 11:00:55 AM

dittybopper: Yeah, but Sochi isn't really known for being a winter wonderland:

Sochi has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa),[22] at the lower elevations. Its average annual temperature is 18.4 °C (65.1 °F) during the day and 11 °C (52 °F) at night. In the coldest months-January and February-the average temperature is about 10 °C (50 °F) during the day, above 3 °C (37 °F) at night and the average sea temperature is about 9 °C (48 °F).

Sochi is like this *NORMALLY*.  This is a rare exception for Alaska (but not unheard of).

Granted, many of the events are being held in higher elevations, but it's still not like Alaska (or upstate New York, for that matter:  We've got plenty of snow with more coming).


The location of this Olympics baffles me.  It's just a 6 hour train ride from GROZNY, and it's only a little bit north of Turkey.  Is there some kind of infrastructure reason for the choice?  It isn't like Russia is short on cold mountains.
 
2014-02-18 11:02:16 AM

Por que tan serioso: Random Anonymous Blackmail: Oh-Blonde-One


Cold_Sassy: They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.


You beat me to it! We got 7 inches of snow yesterday that they're more than welcome to.
/I love Wisconsin!!


I have about 3 feet on my yard they are welcome to.. expecting more Thursday.

Meanwhile here in San Diego it was a balmy 79 degrees and sunny all weekend.


YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!!
 
2014-02-18 11:02:44 AM

fireclown: Is there some kind of infrastructure reason for the choice?


Just a highway big enough for the truckloads of cash the Russians paid the IOC.
 
2014-02-18 11:05:39 AM

fireclown: dittybopper: Yeah, but Sochi isn't really known for being a winter wonderland:

Sochi has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa),[22] at the lower elevations. Its average annual temperature is 18.4 °C (65.1 °F) during the day and 11 °C (52 °F) at night. In the coldest months-January and February-the average temperature is about 10 °C (50 °F) during the day, above 3 °C (37 °F) at night and the average sea temperature is about 9 °C (48 °F).

Sochi is like this *NORMALLY*.  This is a rare exception for Alaska (but not unheard of).

Granted, many of the events are being held in higher elevations, but it's still not like Alaska (or upstate New York, for that matter:  We've got plenty of snow with more coming).

The location of this Olympics baffles me.  It's just a 6 hour train ride from GROZNY, and it's only a little bit north of Turkey.  Is there some kind of infrastructure reason for the choice?  It isn't like Russia is short on cold mountains.


Did they want a new internment center in this spot?
 
2014-02-18 11:06:55 AM
We're in a miserable drought in California.

*looks at Canada*  Can we has water pipeline?
 
2014-02-18 11:07:10 AM

dittybopper: Yeah, but Sochi isn't really known for being a winter wonderland:

Sochi has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa),[22] at the lower elevations. Its average annual temperature is 18.4 °C (65.1 °F) during the day and 11 °C (52 °F) at night. In the coldest months-January and February-the average temperature is about 10 °C (50 °F) during the day, above 3 °C (37 °F) at night and the average sea temperature is about 9 °C (48 °F).

Sochi is like this *NORMALLY*.  This is a rare exception for Alaska (but not unheard of).

Granted, many of the events are being held in higher elevations, but it's still not like Alaska (or upstate New York, for that matter:  We've got plenty of snow with more coming).


Russia just picked a place to try to show off for tourism, appropriate weather be damned.  But I can't think this will help too terribly much.  Who the hell wants to go to Russia?  There's very little that appeals, beyond, oh, say, the corrupt government, the civil rights abuses, and suchlike.
 
2014-02-18 11:11:58 AM

Lundah: fireclown: Is there some kind of infrastructure reason for the choice?

Just a highway big enough for the truckloads of cash the Russians paid the IOC.


There IS that.  But they could have put it anywhere, once they had the truckload 'o cash.  Somewhere cold, with beautiful mountains and away from the flippin' Chechens.  I'm pretty sure the word "putin' is a swear word down there, and they aren't afraid to act up.

.
 
2014-02-18 11:18:23 AM
The Sierra Nevadas have 30% of their usual snow levels right now. Alaska is setting heat records. The world's northernmost town has been running 20-25 degrees F above normal for over a month. They're at 78 deg N latitude and they've had a warmer month than Indiana.

I assume Fox News will soon be reporting on location from these areas to mock global warming deniers. It would only be fair and they are "fair & balanced", right?
 
2014-02-18 11:18:47 AM
Its only -45 in Deadhorse with a windchill of -60.
 
2014-02-18 11:19:57 AM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Russia just picked a place to try to show off for tourism, appropriate weather be damned.  But I can't think this will help too terribly much.  Who the hell wants to go to Russia?  There's very little that appeals, beyond, oh, say, the corrupt government, the civil rights abuses, and suchlike.


Well, there is borscht and vodka, along with pre and post-Babushka bomb prostitutes.
 
2014-02-18 11:22:07 AM

patrick767: The Sierra Nevadas have 30% of their usual snow levels right now. Alaska is setting heat records. The world's northernmost town has been running 20-25 degrees F above normal for over a month. They're at 78 deg N latitude and they've had a warmer month than Indiana.

I assume Fox News will soon be reporting on location from these areas to mock global warming deniers. It would only be fair and they are "fair & balanced", right?


In the mean time, in the North East, we've had an exceptionally snowy *AND* cold winter.

We've had both more snowfall and more days below 0o F than average.

/Don't confuse local weather with global climate.
 
2014-02-18 11:26:46 AM
Come take it all from Roanoke and Salem, VA.  I'm sick of looking at it and I'm tired of southerners driving into ditches and delaying my drive to work.
 
2014-02-18 11:33:02 AM

Cold_Sassy: They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.


Stop giving away water... You fools!!!! You'll kill us all!!
 
2014-02-18 11:34:44 AM
-10 for misuse of ironic tag.  No gold medal for subby.
 
2014-02-18 11:34:46 AM

bikerbob59: Por que tan serioso: Random Anonymous Blackmail: Oh-Blonde-One


Cold_Sassy: They're welcome to all they can scrape up from the midwest.


You beat me to it! We got 7 inches of snow yesterday that they're more than welcome to.
/I love Wisconsin!!


I have about 3 feet on my yard they are welcome to.. expecting more Thursday.

Meanwhile here in San Diego it was a balmy 79 degrees and sunny all weekend.

YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH!!


Yeah, and in more inland areas, we were in the low 90s this weekend. And to be honest, weekends like last weekend aren't uncommon during the winter here in So Cal.

What is freaking strange is that we've almost had no cold weather this winter. We had a little stretch before Christmas and that was it. The other strange thing is that we haven't had that many nights with frost and that's just usually a given during the winter.
 
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