Sunday, April 06, 2008

Global Warming

Why do you mock us so...
The day April showers turned Britain white

[...] Yesterday's blizzards were the first significant April snowfalls since 1989.

The contrast with the same day last year, when sun- seekers packed Brighton beach, could not have been more stark. [...]

[...] More snow is expected on Monday, mostly in the North, and showers of snow, sleet and rain will continue until Wednesday.

Tuesday night will be particularly chilly, with widespread overnight lows of minus 5c. [...]

Long winter hampers maple syrup production
Mining the liquid gold flowing from maple trees in parts of Eastern Canada is proving to be a difficult task this year.

A combination of unpredictable weather and heavy snowfall this past winter is causing monumental headaches for maple syrup producers. [...]

Late snowstorm creates havoc
[...] Inside the city, where 10 to 15 centimetres of snow fell Saturday, Edmonton police reported 84 collisions by mid afternoon, including 18 with injuries.

Meanwhile, to the south, Wetaskiwin RCMP called parts of the QEII Highway a no-tow zone for hours as blowing snow created whiteout conditions.

Highways 16, 21 and 14 -- in the areas of Fort Saskatchewan, Sherwood Park and Tofield -- were poor for much of the day.

More snow was expected in Edmonton overnight.

Environment Canada also issued a snowfall warning for Lloydminster and forecast more snow this weekend for Slave Lake, Peace River, High Level, Edson Grande Prairie, Hinton and Red Deer. [...]

Will winter ever let go of its icy grip this year?


Candace said...

Where the hell is Gore? He should be here, doncha think?

ABFreedom said...

They didn't tell me global warming was gonna freeze my balls off.... sheeesh..

Tim said...

Shhhhhhh... if Gore where here, it would be even colder. Have you not heard of "The Gore Effect"? It could have something to do with the cold shoulder he receives from everyone other than the environMENTALists.

Tim said...

I seem to recall reading in one of the IPCC reports about a "snowball effect" perhaps you missed that part....:P