Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kodiak, Alaska Clobbered With 21 Inches Of "Global Warming"; Record Snow Dump Sinks Boats, Stops Newspaper Delivery, And Closes Up The Town

If you were to ask residents of Kodiak, Alaska if they would prefer 1/4 inch of volcanic ash or 21 inches of snow in their driveways, they'd probably take the ash right now, even at the risk of scoring the inside of their car engines and fouling sensitive electronic equipment. Because 21 inches of snow in two days is too much, even for snow-savvy Alaskans.

That's how much fell during the period from Sunday afternoon (March 22nd) until Tuesday midday. And individual records were set - the National Weather Service office in Kodiak reported that 12.7 inches of snow fell Monday, beating the previous record of 7.6 inches for March 23rd recorded back in 1966. The 12.7 inch total is also the fourth snowiest day ever recorded during the month of March. The normal monthly total for March in Kodiak is only 10.3 inches; this month's total is already 31 inches.

As a result, even this snow-savvy community ground to a halt - at least temporarily. Nearly every business was shut down during the height of the storm. Schools closed on Tuesday. Even the Kodiak Daily Mirror was stymied, unable to accomplish home delivery, and waiting until late Tuesday afternoon before delivering to local retail outlets.

The sheer weight of the snow caused problems down at the harbor. Deputy Harbormaster Lon White said one small boat sank at Saint Paul Harbor because of the snow load, and several others are in danger of going under as well. He urged boat owners to check their vessels as soon as they can. The snow was so bad during the height of the storm overnight that White said it was impossible for the 4X4 harbor trucks to make it to Saint Herman Harbor on Near Island. He said the harbor crew is now digging out, like everyone else. In addition, airport operations were suspended during the height of the storm.

And there's more problems on the horizon. The city is expecting a warmup and possible rain in the short term. Any rainfall is unlikely to melt all of the recent snowfall, which will cause localized flooding, although not to the degree that folks along the Red River in North Dakota are expecting.

But even Kodiak's wintry dump paled by comparison to an episode in another part of the state. See what Kotzebue, up in the northwest part of the state, looked like on March 14th after two weeks of repeated storms, including one major league blizzard. Even Buffalo, New York would be jealous.

A local blogger, Kodiak Konfidential, describes his impressions of the deluge HERE and HERE.

So golly gee, where did all that "global warming" disappear to? Oh, I know, the global warmers are going to slither out and claim that nearly two feet in Kodiak and four feet in Kotzebue mean nothing, because all their captive scientists with their fancy computer models replete with indecipherable X's and O's know more than our five senses tell us. Or they'll say no, we didn't really mean global warming, we actually meant climate change. That's the new buzzword. And then they'll hard-sell us on the cap-and-trade scam, in which pollution is traded as a commodity to create another inflationary bubble which can be sucked dry by millionaire Wall Street predators just like they sucked the dot-com and housing bubbles dry.

Read John Coleman's expose of the global warming scam HERE.

2 comments:

  1. so much for the 2010 deer season.

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  2. your an idiot. Global warming means colder harder winters and hotter longer summers.

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