Feb 23 11:16

Las Vegas hit with first measurable amount of snow in a decade

Parts of the Southwest that are known for sunny weather experienced a true winter wonderland this week. Las Vegas was hit with its second snowstorm in a week Wednesday, and it's the most snow the city has received in over a decade.

Feb 22 13:44

Flagstaff, Arizona, sets all-time snow record as major snowstorm buries southwestern US

A storm is unloading feet of snow, creating blizzard conditions and shutting down travel over the mountains of Arizona, New Mexico and southwestern Colorado.

Snow fell over the northern Sierra Nevada, including Donner Summit, California, throughout the day on Wednesday. However, the heaviest snow will not be on the Sierra Nevada but rather the mountains farther to the southeast.

During Wednesday evening, parts of the valley around Las Vegas picked up over 4 inches of snow. Travel became slick and treacherous in the surrounding area as a result.

On Thursday, Interstate 5 at the Grapevine in Southern California was closed as snow created difficult travel.

Schools in Las Vegas were closed on Friday due to the recent snow and current freezing conditions.

Feb 22 13:27

Tony Heller (A.K.A. Steve Goddard): The Five Top Arguments Against Climate Alarmism

Scott Adams asked me to put together the five best arguments against climate alarmism. This involves a huge amount of information, and fortunately Scott gave me more than six minutes to do it.

Feb 22 10:35

Kylie Jenner, Heather Locklear & More Stars Are Shocked by First Snowfall in L.A. in Years

Snow fell in Los Angeles on Thursday for the first time in years — and Hollywood-based celebrities couldn’t believe it.

A winter storm that passed through the Southwest early Thursday brought snow and hail to parts of the country including Nevada and Southern California, causing school closures, freeway closures and confusion among L.A. residents, according to the Los Angeles Times and local CBS station KCAL-TV.

The snow fell in L.A. areas including Malibu, Pasadena, West Hollywood, Northridge, Thousand Oaks and Calabasas, where the Kardashians live.

Feb 22 10:30

Climate Change Indoctrination of Kids Proposed

Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-MA) is responsible for a bill that aims to indoctrinate kids in school with the climate change agenda. The bill’s co-sponsors include three aspirants for the Democratic nomination for president: Kamala Harris, Bernard Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The other five are Benjamin L. Cardin, Dianne Feinstein, Patty Murray, Jeanne Shaheen and Chris Van Hollen.

The bill is S.2740 – Climate Change Education Act. The bill would “authorize the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a Climate Change Education Program…” The NOAA would spread “grant” money to schools via state and local “agencies”.

The bill proposes indoctrinating children, not educating them. Indoctrination is inculcating beliefs uncritically, whereas education means “leading out” the mind or enlightening the mind to learn to think.

Feb 22 10:20

Flagstaff breaks snowfall record, declares state of emergency

Flagstaff is getting hit hard by the massive winter storm and is closing some city services because of it.

The largest city in northern Arizona saw record snowfall, beating a daily record with 35.9" of snow as of midnight.

That breaks a previous all-time daily record for the city of 31 inches set in 1915.

The snow kept falling Friday morning and as of 5:30 a.m. 38.9" fell in Flagstaff.

On Thursday evening, the City declared of a state of emergency due to the storm that started on Wednesday night.

Feb 21 20:08

Climate change: Ban gas grid for new homes 'in six years'

New homes should be banned from connecting to the gas grid within six years to tackle climate change, UK government advisers say.

Feb 21 15:53

American Airlines Flight Diverted to Nellis AFB Due to Weather

An American Airlines flight headed to Las Vegas landed safely at Nellis Air Force Base, Saturday, after being diverted due to weather-related delays at McCarran International Airport.

American Airlines said the plane had to make the landing to refuel. Flight 671 was inbound from Dallas. No details about the weather related incident were given. The plane was expected to leave Nellis shortly after refuleing. The plane had 194 people on board including 6 crew members.

Feb 21 14:53

Snow Reported in Calabasas, Santa Monica Mountains as Levels Drop Amid Cold Storm System in L.A. County

A number of videos and photos appeared to show light but highly unusual snow falling in parts of Los Angeles County on Thursday afternoon, including Calabasas, Agoura Hills and in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu.

The flurry of activity took place as forecasters warned that a cold storm system moving into Southern California could bringing fresh white powder to lower elevations, possibly even to the Hollywood Hills.

Feb 21 13:44

Winter Storm PETRA, Record Snow Roofs Collapse Canada

Feb 21 13:03

It Snowed Twice in Las Vegas This Week — and More Is Coming for Arizona

The idea of jetting off to Las Vegas typically conjures up thoughts of warm weather, sunny days, and maybe catching a show or two. However, if you’re heading to Vegas this week hoping for summer-like weather, we’re sorry to inform you, you bet on the wrong time.

Snow — yes, snow — fell last night on the Las Vegas Strip thanks to a winter storm making its way through the Southwest. According to NBC, the city of Henderson, Nevada, which sits just southeast of Las Vegas, received nearly an inch of snow Wednesday night. Temperatures fell to the low 30s, according to the National Weather Service, making it a prime spot for the white stuff to fall.

Feb 21 13:02

It's snowing in Las Vegas for the first time since 1937 and the internet can't handle it

The iconic deserts of Las Vegas, Nevada, have been coated in white for the past week. The National Weather Service reported that 1 inch of snow fell at 4 a.m. on Thursday morning, to top the half an inch that fell on Wednesday.

Combined, this week's precipitation is the first of its kind since Las Vegas started keeping records in 1937. All morning, people in the area have been posting evidence of the surprise snow on social media.

Here's a roundup of some surprising photos of the Las Vegas snow from Instagram and Twitter.

Feb 21 11:24

Dick Durbin Reacts To Green New Deal: ‘What In The Heck Is This?’

Democratic Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin shared his views on the Green New Deal, saying he doesn’t know what exactly it is or whether he would vote for it after reading the legislation.

Durbin spoke about the Green New Deal on “Morning Joe” Wednesday and whether he would be supporting it after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would be bringing it to the floor for a vote to put lawmakers on the record.

Feb 21 10:48

The Nightmare Fairyland Of The Green New Dealers

When a small child runs around waving their arms saying, “I’m a bird, I’m a bird,” we often will say what a creative imagination they have. If an adult runs around doing the same, we usually say that that person needs help because they are clearly out of touch with reality. Anyone who takes the time to read the proposed Green New Deal legislation can only conclude that the authors are living in a fairyland that is also deeply out of touch with reality.

Read through the list of desired and, indeed, demanded activities the congressional sponsors say they want the federal government to undertake over the next decade. The sponsors resemble a child running around the toy store saying, “I want that, and that, and that, and that, and…” while all the time completely oblivious to the fact that everything they want costs money that their parents do not have an unlimited quantity of.

Feb 21 10:14

Now comes the ice: Snow gives way to wintry mix in DC area

Snow and sleet gave way to rain and freezing rain Wednesday across the D.C. area, leaving surfaces slick and increasing the risk of power outages.

Storm Team4 Meteorologist Mike Stinneford said Wednesday afternoon that freezing temperatures had been hanging on across the area. Indeed, the National Weather Service has extended the winter storm warning for the areas north and west of D.C. until 1 a.m. Thursday, as temperatures had gone up more slowly than projected.

Stinneford said just before 6 p.m. that a few pockets of snow were still falling in the southern suburbs of D.C., and that what he called the “messy mix” of sleet and freezing rain would continue, with plain rain moving south to north, and ice forming to varying degrees across the region.

Feb 21 10:13

Three simple words: "Please stop snowing"

Awakening to another major snow event tries the resolve of even the hardiest South Dakotans.

In a Facebook post today featuring a broken shovel in a snowdrift, Donna Marie Osement from Harrisburg summarized the sentiments of many across the Northern Plains.

"Please stop snowing."

The shovel handle broke while trying to dig out her driveway this morning.

Feb 20 13:15

Scott Adams: Bombshell Fake News, Unwitting Russian Assets, and More

Clapper says POTUS might be witting or unwitting asset of Russia
Clapper’s narrative, does it destabilize America and benefit Russia?
Clapper narrative makes HIM a witting or unwitting Russian agent
Black, brown and white citizens have a common enemy, the media
Media profits by CREATING racial conflict and tension
Trump’s GLOBAL effort, to end criminalization of homosexuality
No American President has ever done so much for gays
NYT “bombshell” story has NO named sources
We should ignore stories without names sources
Climate Change Risk - Whiteboard, Mass extinction or not
Probability of outcome, options for each possibility
VERY smart people on both sides
Most nuclear power plant issues are resolved by Gen 4 designs
Gen 4 power plants actually CONSUME nuclear wastes
Gen 4 also costs less and is economic
WhenHub offers donate option to support Interface app experts

Feb 19 11:21

More than 200 million Americans will see snow, rain, ice or a wintry mix

A major storm will bring snow, rain, ice or a wintry mix to more than 200 million Americans beginning Tuesday, impacting roughly 60 percent of the U.S. population.

Parts of 39 of the 48 contiguous United States will be touched by the massive storm, including every state east of the Mississippi River. The storm will have such an impact on so many because it will reach parts of 26 of the 30 most populous states.

As the large storm rolls up the Eastern Seaboard at midweek, it will bring snow, ice and difficult travel to the Midwest and Northeast.

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Feb 19 11:20

Latest storm drops as much as 9 inches on Milwaukee area. More snow forecast for Wednesday

This latest round of snow gave us a little more than we expected as southeastern Wisconsin is waking up Monday to almost 10 inches of snow in some areas.

Sunday's all-day light snow turned to overnight lake-effect snow along Lake Michigan.

Early snow totals from the National Weather Service office in Sullivan included 9.5 inches in West Allis, 6.5 at Mitchell International, 8 in Pleasant Prairie, 4.6 in Oconomowoc, 7.5 in Racine and 6 in Jackson.

You'll want to get that cleared off the driveway because more is in the forecast overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, perhaps around 2 to 3 inches, plus some freezing rain or freezing drizzle.

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Feb 19 11:18

Snow blankets Las Vegas, causing I-15 closure

A winter storm moved through Las Vegas Sunday covering the ground with snow and prompted road closures.

Up to two inches of snow accumulated on the western areas of Las Vegas overnight, FOX 5 Vegas reported Monday. The snowy conditions caused traffic issues throughout the area.

Nevada Department of Transportation closed both directions of Interstate 15 between Stateline and St. Rose Parkway Monday morning. Las Vegas Boulevard near I-15 was also closed to traffic.

Feb 19 11:01

Bonus Scott Adams Broadcast: Scott Solves the Climate Debate and Saves the World (Really)

Whiteboard 1: Climate Persuasion
Whiteboard 2: What Would it Take to Change Your Mind?
A way to bring both sides of the debate into agreement

Let Tony Heller (A.K.A. Steve Goddard) debate!

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Feb 19 10:35

Scott Adams: I Predict That Fake News Will Destroy all Life on Earth. With Coffee

Jussie Smollet story, is it a turning point in our view of reality?
The news used to be regarded as 80% true, 20% false
Now, it seems reversed, 20% true, 80% false
Review of current news stories…how many are fake news?
Are ANY of the things on current emergency list…emergencies?
Everything already on the list is stretching the definition
Good persuasion on climate change
Article author David Wallace Wells, very persuasive
It’s WORSE than we think, and happening FASTER
Immediacy is important, visual persuasion gold
The article moves fear forward persuasively
Permafrost is melting, it’s permafrost…and it’s melting
Doomsday seed vault in the permafrost is in danger
Ice shelf crack grew 11 miles in 6 days, good visual
North Pole is 60 to 70 degrees warmer
Is he correct? No idea. Is it persuasive? Yes
Bad persuasion on climate change

Feb 19 10:33

Who’s Behind the Green New Deal? Big Money Backs Ocasio-Cortez Socialist Dream Project

The Green New Deal blueprint introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was crafted by three far-left organizations and is being pushed by a coalition of well-funded professional progressive groups and known leftist agitators.

Some of the organizations helping to promote the Green New Deal have ties to financing from billionaire George Soros and trace their roots to such radical groups as Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter.

Earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez posted an 11-page Google document in the form of a nonbinding legislative resolution that has become the most authoritative version of the Green New Deal, a broad outline for the current conception of the socialist-style plan.

Feb 19 08:24

Who'd have bet on that?: Famous Las Vegas strip covered in snow after the first snowstorm in a DECADE sweeps across the desert in Nevada

The famous Las Vegas strip was covered in white on Sunday night as snow covered the desert city for the first time in a decade.

Weather warnings for the desert region were issued as residents and tourists took to social media to share the stunning scenes.

Although there had been a flurry ten days ago this was the first measurable snow in over a decade.

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Feb 19 08:05

Buckle up and hunker down: Coast-to-coast storm to bring weather misery to 200 million

A powerful storm that began its journey Sunday in California will roar across the country over the next two to three days, spreading heavy snow, torrential rain and crippling ice to more than 200 million Americans.

That's about 60 percent of the population, AccuWeather said. "Parts of 39 of the 48 contiguous United States will be touched by the massive storm, including every state east of the Mississippi River," AccuWeather meteorologist Faith Eherts said.

On Monday, the storm aimed its fury on the southern Rockies. As much as a foot of snow fell in Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico.

By Tuesday, the storm will spread heavy snow and strong winds into the central U.S., the National Weather Service said.

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Feb 18 18:34

Young trees are 25 per cent better at soaking up carbon dioxide from the air than tropical rainforests such as the Amazon, experts claim

Young trees are better at absorbing carbon dioxide than established tropical rainforests.

Older trees have long been thought to be more efficient carbon 'sinks', but new research has found this not to be the case.

Trees less than 140-years-old are responsible for purging Earth of more than half of the atmosphere's carbon dioxide.

Feb 18 11:17

Sea level data ALTERED by scientists to create false impression of rising oceans

A scientific paper published by a team of Australian researchers has revealed a startling find: Scientists at the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) have been “adjusting” historical data regarding tide levels in the Indian Ocean. Their “highly questionable” activities have depicted rapidly rising seas — but the truth is that there is no reason to be alarmed at all. Scientists have found that sea levels are stable — and have been for the entirety of the 20th century.

To put it simply, these PSMSL “scientists” have been arbitrarily changing their data in order to create the illusion of a problem that doesn’t actually exist.

Feb 18 10:20

California issues warning to avoid skiing over Presidents' Day weekend because there's TOO MUCH snow to keep up with plow demand on dangerous mountain roads

Keen snow sports fans in California and across the West Coast have been ordered to stay home this holiday weekend because ski resorts were taking in too much snow.

Winter weather enveloping California's mountains for a fourth straight day Friday kept skiers from hitting the slopes at the start of the Presidents' Day holiday weekend, with snow so deep that plows could not tackle it and cities scrambled to find places to pile it.

Mammoth Mountain was about to break a more than 30-year record for monthly snowfall and skiers and snowboarders should be able to reach the slopes as long as they have chains or snow tires, resort spokesman Justin Romano said.

Feb 18 09:56

Snow made for slippery Monday morning commute, more showers expected through the afternoon

Snow mixed with sleet made for a slippery Monday morning commute in some parts of the state.

But the Presidents Day holiday meant less traffic on the roads, as state offices and most schools are closed.

Major roads across most of central Connecticut were reported to be clear during the peak morning hours, and I-84 in Hartford was flowing freely in both directions. But snow flurries and short bouts of freezing rain continued to fall, and state police advised drivers to use caution.

Feb 18 09:55

Traffic in Sierra at standstill following weekend of snow

Traffic in the Sierra Nevada has been at a near-standstill for most of Sunday as weekend travelers attempted to head home amid snow and slush.

Although both Highway 50 and Interstate 80 are open, chain controls are required on Interstate 80 from Colfax to the Nevada state line, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Feb 17 09:50

Snow plow rage turns violent, too much snow keeps skiers off of Sierra slopes in western US

Two plow drivers clearing streets were threatened during this past week by people infuriated when their driveways ended up blocked with mounds of snow in the Spokane, Washington, area.

According to Spokane County spokeswoman Martha Lou Wheatley-Billeter, during one incident, a man with a holstered handgun yelled obscenities at a plow driver and climbed onto the plow truck, trying to open a door.

Feb 17 09:49

Snow moves in Saturday, lasts all day Sunday

“While the snow may initially come down moderate to heavy late tonight, it'll generally be a long duration light snow lasting the entire day Sunday,” O’Mara said.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect Saturday night and Sunday.

Feb 17 09:48

Snow storm brings whiteout to regions of California

Skiers eager to hit the slopes had to sit out a Presidents' Day holiday weekend as heavy snow and rain fell for a fourth straight day Friday in California's mountains, where the snow was so deep in some areas plows couldn't go out and cities were running out of places to pile it.

Several routes to the ski mecca of Lake Tahoe were closed Friday, including about 70 miles of Interstate 80 from Colfax, California, to the Nevada state line. Chains were required for travel in many other parts of the towering range.

"They have ordered up a large blower to try and clear the pass," Placer County Sheriff Lt. Andrew Scott said in a tweet he posted with a video of a snow-covered I-80. "Please stay home."

The storm is forecast to dump between 3 and 6 feet of fresh snow in a region where some ski resorts reported getting 3 feet of snow since Thursday. An avalanche warning was issued for the greater Lake Tahoe Area, where heavy snow and high winds are forecast through Sunday.

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Feb 17 09:45

Snow expected to arrive in Des Moines just in time for state wrestling finals

Bad news: Somehow even more snow is on the way to the Des Moines metro, and it’s going to start as the Iowa state wrestling tournament wraps up at Wells Fargo Arena.

Jim Lee, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Des Moines, said the snow will start in Des Moines as early as 6 p.m. Saturday — right when the wrestling finals for all classes are scheduled to begin.

“It’ll be snowing in Des Moines before the tournament lets out,” Lee said.

Feb 17 09:45

Maui Snow Sticks Around for Weekend, Flooding Rain in Forecast

The Winter Weather Advisory has been extended and is now in effect until 10 a.m. for the summit of Haleakal? on Maui and the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on Hawai?i Island.

The National Weather Service says occasional snow showers will continue to impact the highest elevations through mid morning Saturday. Snow covered and icy roadways leading to the summits will make travel to the summits extremely dangerous.

Due to the life-threatening conditions, the National Park Service has closed the road leading to the summit of Haleakal?. Travel to the summits should be avoided until the roadways have been cleared from snow and ice and deemed safe for travel.

Feb 17 08:18

Frightening footage shows moment 47 vehicles collide on a Kansas highway, killing one and injuring several others

Shocking footage has emerged of a major pile-up on a highway in Kansas which killed one and injured several others.

The crash happened near the Oak Grove interchange and Westbound lanes of I-70 just east of Kansas city and involved 47 vehicles on Friday.

One person died and several others were injured and taken to hospital when the crash occurred as the city was was gripped by a winter storm, with heavy snow covering much roads.

Feb 16 08:21

Climate Change Religion And Related Cover-Ups: What The Hell Is NASA Hiding?

The shrill voices of climate change hucksters get louder every day. Supposedly the world will end in 12 years. It won't.

Someone asked me on Twitter today "who are you to debate climate scientists."

Well, who are priests and clergy to debate Darwinism? Should we prevent debate that does not suit us?

Here's a widely held view: Climate Change Denial Should Be a Crime

In 1663, leading scientists all thought the sun revolved around the earth. The Catholic Church Convicted Galileo of Heresy for disputing the claim.

Supposedly, we are brighter today.

But why do we have scientists faking data and suppressing data that does not meet the cause?

The Climate Scandal of the Decade involves fundamentally flawed methods and data manipulation to produce a "hockey stick" rise in temperatures.

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Take THAT, criminal climate creeps!!!

Feb 15 13:39

A (Not Quite) Complete List Of Things SupposedlyCaused By Global Warming

"Global warming is indeed a scam, perpetrated by scientists with vested interests, but in need of crash courses in geology, logic and the philosophy of science. It provides the media with a new scare story, which has been picked up by the focus groups and turned into the new religion, offering us hell if we don't all change our ways." [BBC]

Feb 15 12:25

McConnell to Force Democrats to Vote for the Ridiculous Green New Deal

Last week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez embarrassed herself and the entire Democratic Party when she finally pulled the cover back on her much-anticipated Green New Deal legislation…and it turned out to be a ridiculous dud. One of the most absurd bills to ever be announced in Washington, the GND’s details immediately sparked a firestorm of mockery which led to Ocasio-Cortez and her people yanking an elaborate FAQ section off the internet and declaring it a distortion of the bill’s reality.

We’re not sure anyone bought that, though, and now there are several Democratic candidates for president who will be forced to explain whether or not they actually support a bill that aims to – among other things – eliminate every car, boat, and plane in America within ten years.

Feb 15 11:47

Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island school districts closed while other regions reopen after snow day

Snowfall warnings have ended, but nearly a dozen school districts in the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast are closed again Wednesday due to snowy weather across the B.C. South Coast.

Feb 15 11:47

Group asks residents and local businesses to shovel when there is snow

It seems like the snow just doesn't want to stop lately.

and for many of us, it creates hazards on the streets, driveways, parking lots and much more.

Independence Inc. in Minot started an initiative earlier this season to raise awareness for residents and businesses to clear snow as soon as it hits the ground.

Not shoveling snow makes it inaccessible to those who have to walk.

The organization has been able to reach out to many but they still notice businesses and residential areas are not being shoveled.

Feb 15 11:46

As snow piles up, where will it all go?

Piles of snow continue to grow around the Twin Cities.

And with more snow in the forecast, finding places to put it is becoming more challenging.

February is supposed to be the least snowy month of the winter, but that's clearly not the case this year.

Feb 15 11:46

VIDEO: Snowing hard on Vail Mountain

VIDEO: The storm is starting to roll in just as forecasted on Wednesday, Feb. 13, and Vail Daily reporter John LaConte is out enjoying it. LaConte is riding a Hovland Buckshot Snowskate.

Feb 15 11:44

Martin Armstrong Slams Al Gore's Deliberate Global Warming Fraud To Increase Governmental Power

There was this core group of people who seemed to enjoy all the attention they were gathering by predicting the end of civilization caused by humans. As the temperatures began to warm, suddenly they had to switch the dire forecasts from global cooling caused by humans to global warming caused by humans.

Al Gore came to the rescue. Global cooling meant that government should stockpile food for everyone, but that would cost money. Switching to global warming would create a different agenda that they were familiar with. Like smoking, they could tax it to HELP people. Of course, when they did stop and tax revenues began to decline, they introduced taxes on e-cigarettes and didn’t try to deter people from smoking.

Feb 15 10:41

Over 30,000 Scientists Declare Climate Change A Hoax

A staggering 30,000+ scientists have come forward confirming that man-made climate change is a hoax perpetuated by the elite in order to make money.

One of the experts is Weather Channel founder, John Coleman, who warns that huge fortunes are being made by man-made climate change proponents such as Al Gore.

Feb 15 08:23

Search for Shackleton's Antarctic Shipwreck Turns Back to Avoid Deadly Ice Trap

Worsening weather and nearly impenetrable sea ice have forced a research ship to abandon its search for the 1915 wreck of Ernest Shackleton's ice-bound ship Endurance in Antarctica's Weddell Sea.

The inclement weather and heavy ice also caused the loss of one of two autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) that had spent several days searching for the wreck on the seafloor. The AUVs were transported by the South African polar research ship Agulhas II.

The expedition team announced today (Feb. 14) that they had abandoned the search for the wreck and the Agulhas II was now returning northward, to the edge of the Weddell Sea, to avoid being trapped.

Feb 14 10:45

Trump Demands Gavin Newsom Return $3.5 Billion for Canceled Bullet Train; Newsom: It’s ‘California’s Money’ Now

President Donald Trump demanded Wednesday evening that the State of California return $3.5 billion in federal funds after Gov. Gavin Newsom canceled most of the state’s high-speed rail project, saying it was too expensive.

“California has been forced to cancel the massive bullet train project after having spent and wasted many billions of dollars,” the president tweeted. “They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars. We want that money back now. Whole project is a “green” disaster!”

Feb 14 08:53

Winter Storm Nadia Will Head Toward the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic After Bringing Feet of Snow to the West

Winter Storm Nadia will spread snow through parts of the Midwest and mid-Atlantic into the weekend after hammering the West with heavy snow the last few days.

Snow will spread from the Sierra Nevada eastward to the Rockies through Thursday night as Nadia moves farther east. For details on the heavy rain Nadia is bringing to California, click here.

Feb 13 13:55

Winter Storm Nadia: Hundreds Trapped on Mountain Pass, Road Closures Reported

More than 250 motorists became stranded at the summit of Washington's Snoqualmie Pass.

Crashes shut down roads in the Northwest as Winter Storm Nadia dumped heavy snow.

More than 24,000 customers remain without power in Washington state.

Feb 13 11:45

What Early Spring? It's Snowing in Hawaii — and for the First Time Ever at One State Park!

Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction for an early spring, winter isn’t letting go of its hold just yet — in fact, it’s setting records … in Hawaii.

A major winter storm that began rolling in over the weekend has forced many state parks across the islands to close, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources reported in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Notably, the DLNR wrote, “For perhaps the first time ever, snow has fallen in a Hawaii State Park,” explaining that Polipoli State Park on the island of Maui is “blanketed with snow.”

Feb 13 11:30

McConnell Says Senate Will Vote On Ocasio-Cortez's "Green New Deal"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just lobbed what we imagine will be the first of many stink bombs into the 2020 Democratic primary.

During a news conference on Tuesday where he was flanked by fellow Senate Republican, McConnell revealed that he plans to call a vote on the Green New Deal bill proposed by NYC Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey, a plan that, as we have noted, is filled with extreme proposals like rebuilding every building in the US, and weaning the US off all carbon-based forms of energy within 10 years.

While the plan doesn't have a prayer of passing in the Republican majority Senate, McConnell's intentions should be clear to any avid follower of US politics. Now that no fewer than five Democratic Senators have announced their 2020 campaigns, McConnell is going to force them to make a choice with potentially major consequences down the line:

Feb 13 11:20

Winter storm bears down on upper Midwest and Northeast, cancelling 2,000 flights and leaving at least 100,000 without power

A major winter storm is moving from the upper Midwest into the Northeast, causing significant travel impacts and the possibility of power disruptions.

On Tuesday morning, the leading edge of the storm hit New York City, where two to four inches of snow are forecast before the storm turns into a messy mix of ice and rain around midday.

'The potential exists for 6 to 12 inches of snow from northern Wisconsin to northern Michigan, and even higher amounts across upstate New York and northern New England with 12 to 18 inches possible,' the National Weather Service said in a flash bulletin on Tuesday.

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Feb 13 08:51

Moscow’s strongest snowstorm in 140 years delights locals

A historic snow blizzard has brought a white winter back to the Russian capital with social networks being deluged with idyllic picture postcard views
A heavy storm hit Moscow during night, covering the city’s streets with an impressive 11mm (0.43 inches) of snow, becoming the strongest in 140 years, a leading meteorologist told local media.

Knee-tall snow banks are typical for the Russian capital in February but the latest storm really caught the imagination of locals for its speed and intensity. After a string of warm days the Muscovites were brought back to the Ice Age as piles of snow emerged literally overnight.

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Feb 12 13:07

Are the Democrats Bent on Suicide?

After reading an especially radical platform agreed upon by the British Labor Party, one Tory wag described it as “the longest suicide note in history.”

The phrase comes to mind on reading of the resolution calling for a Green New Deal, advanced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and endorsed by at least five of the major Democratic candidates for president.

The Green New Deal is designed to recall the halcyon days of the 1930s, when, so the story goes, FDR came to Washington to enact the historic reforms that rescued America from the Great Depression.

Only that story is more than a small myth.

Feb 12 11:20

Mission Accomplished!

Feb 12 11:12

Trump tweets on ‘global warming’ during severe winter storm

A Wisconsin congressman is calling President Donald Trump “a moron” over a tweet that urged global warming to “come back fast” in the face of dangerous cold hitting the Midwest.

Hundreds of schools in the region cancelled classes through Wednesday, and the governors of Wisconsin and Michigan declared states of emergency amid wind chills as low as negative 60 degrees (negative 51 Celsius).

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Feb 12 11:09

Trump cites massive winter storm to mock global warming

President Trump in an early morning tweet on Sunday suggested global warming could be helpful as a massive snowstorm dropped several inches of snow and sent temperatures plunging across the Midwest and swaths of the Northeast United States.

"Be careful and try staying in your house," Trump advised. "Large parts of the Country are suffering from tremendous amounts of snow and near record setting cold. Amazing how big this system is. Wouldn’t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now!"

Feb 12 11:03

Green New Deal Would Kill Almost Everyone, Warns Greenpeace Co-Founder

The “Green New Deal” proposed by congressional Democrats is a “recipe for mass suicide” and the “most ridiculous scenario I ever heard,” Greenpeace Co-Founder Patrick Moore (shown) warned in an exclusive interview with The New American. In fact, Dr. Moore warned that if the “completely preposterous” prescriptions in the scheme were actually implemented, Americans could be forced to turn to cannibalism to avoid starvation — and they still would not survive. Other experts such as Craig Rucker, the executive director of the environmental group Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), also sounded the alarm about the “green” proposal in Congress, comparing it to Soviet five-year plans and calling it a “prescription for disaster.”

Feb 12 10:37

The Latest: Over 1,700 flights canceled as snow, ice halt travel from mid-Atlantic to Midwest

Over 100,000 are without power as a major winter storm unleashes dangerous snow and ice from New York City to Minneapolis.

The snow and ice combination caused significant travel delays and widespread power outages across the interior Northeast as snow and ice expanded into New York City and Boston throughout the day.

Disruptive snow and ice are also targeting the Midwest, including in and around Detroit and Chicago.

Feb 12 10:35

Photos: Snow makes a rare appearance in Las Vegas

Snowflakes made a rare appearance in Las Vegas as cold air plunged into the deserts of the southwestern United States on Sunday night.

Residents and visitors across the city flocked to social media to post photos and videos of the rare snow event.

Feb 12 10:26

Behar and McCain Clash in ‘Hissy Fit’ Over Democrat Amy Klobuchar’s Candidacy

ABC News’ “The View” co-hosts Joy Behar and Meghan McCain clashed awkwardly during a Monday segment in which they discussed Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-Minn.) presidential bid — and Behar even accused McCain of throwing a “hissy fit.”

Klobuchar (shown above center) officially launched her 2020 presidential campaign on Sunday.

She formally made her announcement outside during a snow storm.

But Klobuchar found herself engulfed in controversy last week when reports portraying her as a temperamental and hostile employer circulated.

President Donald Trump took note of Klobuchar’s entry into the crowded Democratic field.

He tweeted on Sunday, “Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for president, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing temperatures. Bad timing. By the end of her speech she looked like a snowman(woman)!”

Feb 12 09:39

FLASHBACK - Trump's Right About California's Fires: It Wasn't Climate Change; Two New California Laws Prove It

The facts are clear: California’s deadliest year of wildfires has been decades in the making, with overlapping environmental rules, both state and federal, making fuel load reductions in forests and coastal chaparral nearly impossible, while hostility towards commercial timber harvesting has allowed a massive build up in tree density and brush with a concurrent reduction of access roads and firebreaks.

Yet in spite of blaming climate change and attacking President Trump for suggesting bad environmental policies made California’s fires worse, California’s outgoing governor, Jerry Brown, quietly signed two bills to correct the worst of the state’s fire management policy missteps, proving Trump was right all along.

Feb 12 08:44

'Hell is coming,' Sault councillors warned

Seven local representatives of the global Extinction Rebellion movement appeared in the City Council chambers tonight in Sault Ste. Marie.

"Climate hell is coming, if emissions continue to spew," the activists sang in what they described as a "Valentine message" to councillors. "Let us act to stop it. Hop aboard our climate crew!"

Their choral Valentine was not recorded on the official video record of the meeting.

The group wasn't on the agenda for tonight's meeting but sang just before the scheduled start time of 4:30 p.m.

Extinction Rebellion Sault (XRSault) hopes to persuade City Council to declare a climate-change emergency.

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We are looking at the third winter storm in a row. And note how everyone on the photo is bundled up against the cold!

Feb 12 08:39

Winter weather wreaks havoc across county

Snow and ice shut down Haleakala National Park’s Summit District on Sunday, while downpours and strong winds took down power lines and trees, and high surf pushed boats ashore in West and South Maui.

The wintry conditions were brought on by a powerful storm tracking southward toward the Hawaiian Islands, bringing a band of enhanced moisture and predictions of up to 3 inches of snow on the summit of Haleakala, the National Weather Service said.

Shortly after noon on Sunday, the Summit District was closed due to snowy and icy road conditions, as well as power outages throughout the district, park spokesperson Nancy Stimson said. The closure was scheduled to remain in effect through at least 9 a.m. today, and today’s sunrise viewing was also canceled. Maui County officials also warned the public not to drive toward the summit.

Feb 12 08:03

Valentines Volume Postal Issue

Is USPS having issues?

(*rain , sleet or snow might not stop the USPS , but their Tracking Service ?
Not so much)

February 12: Problems at USPS
USPS is having issues since 08:20 AM EST. Are you also affected?

Most Reported Problems:
Tracking (55.74%) Delivery (32.17%) Website down (7.79%) Sign in (4.30%)

Feb 11 14:30

Hawaii recorded what may be the lowest elevation snow in state history

Snow falls in Hawaii a few times a year in winter on the state's highest peak, Mauna Kea rising 13,803 elevation in feet, but the white stuff is rarely seen at elevations below 9,000 feet to 10,000 feet.

On Sunday, Maui's 10,ooo-foot Haleakala received a thick dusting and snow also accumulated at 6,200 feet in Polipoli State Recreation Area.

Officials at the Department of Land and Natural Resources say this could mark the lowest-elevation snowfall ever recorded in the state.

Feb 11 11:28

Temperature in Canada's Saskatoon plunges to lowest in over a century

Temperatures in Canada’s midwest city of Saskatoon dipped to as low as minus 42.6 degrees Celsius (minus 44.68 degrees Fahrenheit) on Wednesday, breaking a 112-year record, according to Environment Canada.

Residents of Saskatoon, in the prairies of Canada’s Saskatchewan province, were bundled up tightly even on Thursday as temperatures remained frigid at minus 34.8 degrees Celsius.

Feb 11 11:10

The mysterious case of AOC’s scrubbed 'Green New Deal' details

But on Saturday morning, chief of staff Saikat Chakrabarti tweeted that the FAQ page was indeed posted by the Ocasio-Cortez staff but was done so in error. He called the page "an early draft of a FAQ that was clearly unfinished and that doesn’t represent the GND resolution got published to the website by mistake (idea was to wait for launch, monitor q's, and rewrite that FAQ before publishing)."

Ocasio-Cortez later Saturday admitted the same, tweeting at a Washington Post reporter, "There was also a draft version that got uploaded + taken down. There's also draft versions floating out there."

Feb 11 10:38

'By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!' Trump mocks Sen. Amy Klobuchar's entry into 2020 field and her comments on global warming which took place in freezing near white-out conditions in Minnesota

Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined the Democratic presidential field on Sunday and was welcomed to the competition with a tweet from President Donald Trump, who mocked her for talking about global warming in her speech while giving it in the snow.

Feb 11 10:04

No time to dig out! MORE snow is predicted for the Pacific Northwest as parts lay buried beneath over a foot of the white stuff

Pacific Northwest residents who are more accustomed to rain than snow are digging out from a winter storm and bracing for more.

The sun was out on Sunday morning but the National Weather Service says snow will return late in the afternoon into the evening across the Northwest.

Snowfall amounts will range from an inch to 3 inches (2.5 centimeters to 7.6 centimeters) through Sunday night, on top of the foot that has already accumulated over the weekend in some areas.

Some cities within the region are expected to see as much as three feet of total accumulation through Tuesday, before multiple winter systems pass over the area.

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Feb 11 09:58

Will Sunday's snow in the Twin Cities overachieve? Plus, the latest on the Monday-Tuesday snowstorm

It's snowing in southern Minnesota and throughout the Twin Cities on Sunday morning and the snow should last a good chunk of the day.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), the heaviest totals are expected in and around the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, where 2-5 inches could fall, although some isolated locations that fall under narrow bands of heavier snow could wind up with half a foot.

Feb 11 09:57

Photos: Heavy snow slams Washington and Oregon, triggering major travel disruptions

The biggest snowstorm since February 2017 slammed Seattle at the start of this past weekend.

Snow totals ranged from 6-10 inches in the area, including 7.9 inches of snowfall recorded at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, as the storm dumped heavy snow along the coast of Washington and Oregon.

Feb 11 09:31

Seattle, already having its snowiest February in 70 years, set for even more

The second winter storm in a week brought 7.9 inches of snow to Seattle on Friday night and Saturday.

Nearly 2 feet of snow fell in the mountains outside the city of Seattle, which has received 10.6 inches of snow so far in February, the most snow for the month in 70 years.

After receiving fresh snow, the city is likely going to see its coldest morning temperature since November 2010.

Feb 10 12:30

Fury as headteachers BACK pupil strike that will see thousands of schoolchildren walk out of lessons next week in a protest over climate change

A nationwide school strike over climate change has been 'applauded' by the head teachers' union, leaving many furious.

The mass walkout called UK Youth Strike 4 Climate currently has students in 38 cities and towns across the country planning to join them on Friday's protest.

Feb 10 09:30

Ocasio-Cortez Bungled Green New Deal’s Release. Her Staff Took Its Webpage Offline

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez kicked off Thursday unveiling her highly-anticipated “Green New Deal” resolution to cheers from Democrats and environmentalists, but by the day’s end, her staff was forced to take a gaffe-riddled summary of the bill offline.

Ocasio-Cortez gave NPR the scoop. Her office provided NPR the Green New Deal resolution and its accompanying FAQ document that laid out its goals, namely to “[m]ove America to 100% clean and renewable energy” within 10 years.

What immediately became clear, however, was that the legislative language didn’t match with Ocasio-Cortez’s FAQ, especially when it came to nuclear power, welfare programs and “farting cows.”

“Frankly, it does a disservice to the debate,” Jeremy Harrell, policy director at ClearPath, a conservative group that promotes low-emissions energy, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Feb 10 09:07

Iconic African Animals Covered in Snow After Freak Sub-Saharan Blizzard (PHOTOS)

South African animals accustomed to desert heat braved icy conditions after freak blizzards hit the country last week. Now, the rare sight of giraffes, antelopes, rhinoceroses, elephants and other animals covered in snow have been widely shared on social media.

Feb 10 09:04


Images that illustrate the extreme weather, from frozen eyebrows in Chicago to snow-caked pedestrians in New York.

Feb 10 09:03

Cory Booker compares Green New Deal to going to the moon, defeating Nazis

Oh Spartacus- your mommy and daddy were IBM execs!

Tell me about your rough upbringing again, please?

Maybe you can sell that poop!

Feb 09 10:50

Snowstorm snarls evening commute; Gov. Inslee declares State of Emergency

For the second time in a week, snow was falling across the Puget Sound region, only this time it's a bit stronger of a storm, and it's hitting the Friday evening commute hard.

Snow began falling in the Seattle-Tacoma-Everett corridor just after 12:30 p.m. with snowfall rates set to increase during the afternoon to 1-2 inches per hour, making travel treacherous throughout the entire Puget Sound region and in some cases, doubling or tripling typical travel times for commuters.

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a State of Emergency across the state to deal with the impacts from the winter storm. "Weather forecasters predict this may be a storm unlike one we've seen in many years," Inslee wrote in the proclamation. "I encourage everyone to stay off the roads if possible and plan ahead if you must travel."

Feb 09 10:49

Have weekend travel plans? It could be snowing in Seattle and Portland..can you say traffic snarl?

Another powerful low pressure system barrels in from the Pacific and brings highs mountain snows to the Sierra-Nevada mountains and the Cascades.
Even Seattle and Portland could see accumulations.

Feb 09 09:58

Hordes flock to Portland stores as snow moves in

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- A snowstorm is closing in on the Portland area and people are stocking up on last-minute supplies.

Local grocery stores were packed all day Friday and checkout lines were dozens of people deep. Employees rushed to keep shelves stocked but many stores had a difficult time trying to keep up.

Everything from bread to milk and apples to bananas practically flew off the shelves at the Safeway in Portland's Pearl District. Produce aisles were picked clean at the Walmart in Tigard; bacon went extinct at the Fred Meyer in Wilsonville.

Feb 09 09:56

Watch live: Continuing KGW Sunrise coverage of winter storm

Watch live: Continuing KGW Sunrise coverage of winter storm.

Heavy snow is falling in Southwest Washington and east Clark and Multnomah counties this morning as the expected winter storm started to hit the region.

Feb 09 09:53

Snow has arrived for many in metro area: Will keep falling Saturday, forecasters say

Close to a foot here in The Gorge.

Residents in many parts of the Portland area are waking up Saturday to an inches-thick blanket of snow. Yet others -- including those in Beaverton -- have yet to see anything stick.

The snow appears to be moving from the north and east -- where places such as Camas received several inches in the pre-dawn hours -- to the south and west. Some suburbs -- including Hillsboro, Tualatin and Wilsonville -- had received very little snow and still had bare, wet exposed streets.

Feb 09 09:51

Delingpole: Green New Deal Is a Revamped Communist Manifesto

A few years ago at the height of the global warming scare I wrote a book which set out to answer one of the key questions of our time: if climate change isn’t really a problem why do so many people act as though it is?
The answer, I discovered, is that environmentalism is just a fashionable mask for the usual leftist obsessions with state control and wealth redistribution.

That’s why I called the book Watermelons: green on the outside, red on the inside.

Not everyone who believes in man-made climate change is a full on Commie. Some are merely useful idiots. But whatever reason people may have for supporting the scam – greed, stupidity, virtue-signalling, idiot leftist teachers – the net result is the same: bigger government, higher taxes, more regulation, lower standards of living. Exactly like you’d get under communism, in fact.

So color me completely unshocked by the Green New Deal. It looks like a revamped Communist Manifesto because that’s exactly what it is.

Feb 08 12:06

Record Cold Grips Weyburn

When the mercury dropped to -38.2° Thursday morning, it became the coldest February 7th in Weyburn’s history, beating the previous record of -37.5°, set back in 1994.

The cold forcing Environment and Climate Change Canada to issue an extreme cold warning early Thursday morning, as wind chill exaggerated the temperature to -52.

The ambient temperature at 10:00 a.m. was colder than Alert, Nunavut, the northernmost settlement in the world, and colder than Yakutsk, Russia, known as the coldest city in the world. It was even colder in Weyburn than it was at the south pole.

The entire province is shivering in this cold spell. Prince Albert was reported as the coldest part of the province with a temperature of -42.5°, while Rockglen is the warmest part of Saskatchewan at -28.5°.

Feb 08 12:05

Saskatchewan smashes cold record during extreme weather snap

Saskatchewan’s record-smashing cold has caught the attention of a senior climatologist at Environment Canada.

David Phillips said it’s tough to break records when temperature statistics date back to the 1880s, but that’s exactly what happened in Saskatoon on Wednesday.

Feb 08 12:05

Annual Polar Walk to School sets new record cold and participation

Students from eight Moscow schools took part in the Polar Walk to school Wednesday morning.

The Polar Walk is part of the National Safe Routes to School program.

The West Park Elementary had 75% participation, a record-breaking Polar Walk for the school.

The temperature also set a record for the walk’s history.

"This is the coldest Polar Walk that we've done,” said Erin Bacon, coordinator.

Feb 08 12:04

Incredible, Record Cold in Montana

A WIND CHILL ADVISORY remains in effect for much of Montana from now through Sunday afternoon. A WIND CHILL WARNING is in effect for northeast Montana into Friday morning. A WINTER STORM WARNING has been issued for the Rocky Mountain Front from 5am Friday until 11pm Saturday. A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been issued for central and northern Montana for Friday and Saturday.

Feb 08 12:04

Hokkaido freezes in record cold spell, large snowfall expected in Tokyo, surroundings

The northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido was gripped by a record cold spell on Feb. 8 with temperatures plummeting below minus 10 degrees Celsius as Tokyo and its environs in the eastern part of the nation braced for a major snowfall expected on Feb. 9.

Feb 08 10:44

Winter storm puts West in deep freeze

Snow, ice and shivering cold blasted normally mild cities from Seattle to Las Vegas to San Francisco on Tuesday as winter weather sweeping across the U.S. West shuttered schools, made travel treacherous and closed all roads in Yosemite National Park.

Winter storms have been hitting the West for several days and brought a surprise dusting to peaks overlooking San Francisco — the city’s first notable snow in eight years. Snow also piled higher at ski resorts, closing runs in Lake Tahoe and the California mountains as snow reached 7 to 10 feet since Saturday.

Feb 08 10:43

Residents Digging Out Of Snow After 4 Days Of Winter Advisory

Four days of winter advisory has blanketed the Sierra leaving folks stranded in some areas and without power in others. Snow fell as low as Placerville around 1,800 feet.

From there, the scenic overlook on Highway 50 in Pollock Pines is picturesque, as is the drive through the town, but what you’ll also see people digging out their cars just about everywhere you look.

“It’s pretty crazy up here. Last night it started snowing and it kind of tapered off and then it started again and we were like oh no oh no,” said Wade Burmley of Pollock Pines.

He says this latest dumping of snow is unbelievable and it was still snowing Tuesday night.

Feb 08 10:43

Snow Catches Palmdale Residents Off Guard

High desert residents are accustomed to extreme weather, like back-to-back triple-digit heat waves in the summer and bone-chilling temperatures in the winter – but they are not used to snow.

Nonetheless, it was snow they got in Palmdale Tuesday night.