March 25, 2009
Pipes break in the cold
First off let me say that I hope everyone stays safe and there is no serious damage done as result of the flooding.
Obama: Red River flooding is wakeup call to fight global warming
...In a White House interview with a handful of reporters, including Janell Cole of the Forum of Fargo, the president said the current flooding cannot necessarily be blamed on global warming, but he said it should be a signal to act.
"If you look at the flooding that's going on right now in North Dakota and you say to yourself, 'If you see an increase of 2 degrees, what does that do, in terms of the situation there?' " the president told the reporters. "That indicates the degree to which we have to take this seriously."
Blizzard in Northern Plains Will Aggravate River Flooding
.....Visibility was so poor that the South Dakota Department of Transportation pulled snowplows off the roads. “It’s a safety concern primarily,” the DOT’s Gary Engel said. “In the November blizzard we didn’t do our closure quite as soon in that one, and we had trucks stopped right on the road. We had trucks stuck in the ditch because they couldn’t see where they were going.” Read more here.
The snow melt after what was in parts of the Northern Plains an all-time snowiest winter, has already produced some major river flooding mainly across the Red River. Forecasters say that the Red River of the North in Fargo and Grand Forks, N.D., will ultimately reach major and possibly all-time record flood stage and has a strong likelihood of a crest measuring among the top five highest on record. Away from rivers, widespread over-land flooding is expected due to the flat terrain and frozen drainage networks in the Red River Basin. The threat in this area was so great that the National Weather Service created a new category - “High Risk” - to distinguish it from the existing “Above Average” category for flooding potential. Flooding occurred in this area in 1997 after a very snowy winter and early spring after a second year La Nina like this one.
Meanwhile, after some early spring like warmth, an early spring snowstorms is in the cards for the central plains including the drought stricken western high plains from Colorado and western Kansas south to the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles. 4 to 8 inches of snow with locally 12 inches is likely to fall Friday to Saturday.
The total disconnect here is stunning. First we have serious floods caused by what? Record snowfalls. So this is reason for our number one politician to use it as a reason to warn us about what? Global Warming. Now these record snowfalls are causing serious floods in the spring, which seems logical since when you have record amounts of snow, come spring you're bound to have floods. But now we add on top of the disconnect what do we have? Spring blizzards. Now as is pointed out there is nothing uncommon about spring snow in this area of the country, I know I lived in north east Montana in the mid 60's. before global warming even.
The idea that record snowfalls causing terrible flooding followed by spring blizzards is a reason to point out the danger of global warming by the President of The United States just shows how silly and insane this entire agenda is. If it weren't so dangerous and serious it would be funny.......Oh, OK it is still funny.