Milton Banana wrote:
How about it fence sitters. http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/l ... z2nMzV6vMp
CAIRO -- Snow coated domes and minarets Friday as a record Middle East storm compounded the suffering of Syrian refugees, sent the Israeli army scrambling to dig out stranded motorists and gave Egyptians a rare glimpse of snow in their capital.
Nearly three feet of snow closed roads in and out of Jerusalem, which is set in high hills, and thousands in and around the city were left without power. Israeli soldiers and police rescued hundreds trapped in their cars by snow and ice. In the West Bank, the branches of olive trees groaned under the weight of snow.
In Cairo, where local news reports said the last recorded snowfall was more than 100 years ago, children in outlying districts capered in white-covered streets, and adults marveled at the sight, tweeting pictures of snow-dusted parks and squares. In other parts of the city, rain and hail rocketed down.http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/l ... z2nNyMIDa0
The weather is odd everywhere at times. The more odd it becomes the more the climate can be shown to be changing from the previous patterns.http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/1 ... today.html
Temperatures across New Jersey are smashing records today as the mercury passes 70 over much of the state.
Officially one day into winter, Newark was 70 degrees around 10:30 a.m., far surpassing the previous high of 65 set in 1998, according to Paul Walker, a senior meteorologist with AccuWeather.
“It’s crazy warm,” said Walker.
By 7 a.m., New Brunswick had already beaten its previous record of 65, set in 1998. And Jersey City is nearly 10 degrees above its 1949 record of 60.
Temperatures in Central Jersey were expected to be the highest today, reaching 72 over much of the region, Walker said. The rest of the state will top out in the high 60s or low 70s — by comparison, normal high temperatures hover in the low- to mid-40s this time of year.
Much of the state will surpass its daily record high today, and some individual cities could log the hottest day on record for a December. But there’s one record that seems likely to stand — the highest temperature in the state recorded in December was taken in Belleplain State Forest in Cape May County on Dec. 7, 1998, when the high was 78 degrees.