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   279 days without snow means that Des Moines has shattered a snowless record set in 1889. Thanks, global warming

08 Dec 2012 06:59 PM   |   3343 clicks   |   Des Moines Register
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Sgygus    [TotalFark]  
Warm and dry, the midwest is suffering the apocalypse of boredom.

08 Dec 2012 03:42 PM
kmmontandon     

Sgygus: Warm and dry, the midwest is suffering the apocalypse of boredom.



So ... business as usual?

08 Dec 2012 03:51 PM
DrPainMD    [TotalFark]  
279 days? That's not even close to a record. Des Moines has had streaks of no snow that lasted hundreds of thousands of years.

08 Dec 2012 04:02 PM
MisterTweak    [TotalFark]  
And it's 82 in houston in mid-december. For the fifth day in a row. So, good news is, being in the energy business, I'd like to thank everyone for cranking that AC up today. Bad news, yeah, I think we've broken the planet.

08 Dec 2012 05:07 PM
kingoomieiii     
YES IT'S A CYCLE

BUT IT'S A MILLION-YEAR CYCLE

THE COLD SWING ENDED 50,000 YEARS AGO

IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THIS HOT FOR ANOTHER 200,000 YEARS

08 Dec 2012 05:36 PM
Mugato    [TotalFark]  
That's EXACTLY how global warming works!

08 Dec 2012 06:14 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

Mugato: That's EXACTLY how global warming works!


Two records over a hundred years apart?

/I keed!

08 Dec 2012 06:50 PM
Because People in power are Stupid     
Weather or not this is Global warming -is hard to say.

08 Dec 2012 06:57 PM
Generation_D    [TotalFark]  
West coast is fairly normal. Rain up north, less rain in the south, temps more or less where they belong. Glaciers are all melting, but hey who cares about that.

08 Dec 2012 06:59 PM
Krieghund     

Lsherm: Two records over a hundred years apart?


Wait...what does this have to do with Gun and Roses?

08 Dec 2012 07:00 PM
Baryogenesis     

DrPainMD: 279 days? That's not even close to a record. Des Moines has had streaks of no snow that lasted hundreds of thousands of years.


0/10

08 Dec 2012 07:03 PM
strapp3r     
www.sxc.huView Full Size

but, but...3 inches of global warming will fall on my yard tonight!

08 Dec 2012 07:04 PM
jeffmw     
Scary? Really?

08 Dec 2012 07:04 PM
fusillade762     

Because People in power are Stupid: Weather or not


I'm not sure if I see what you did there.

08 Dec 2012 07:05 PM
iheartscotch     

kingoomieiii: YES IT'S A CYCLE

BUT IT'S A MILLION-YEAR CYCLE

THE COLD SWING ENDED 50,000 YEARS AGO

IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THIS HOT FOR ANOTHER 200,000 YEARS


*cough* little ice age *cough* *cough*

08 Dec 2012 07:06 PM
elchip     
Ned Stark lied.

Winter ISN'T coming.

And Jon Snow isn't his kid.

Lying SOB.

08 Dec 2012 07:06 PM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

Krieghund: Lsherm: Two records over a hundred years apart?

Wait...what does this have to do with Gun and Roses?


Fat Axl looks like he could produce enough methane to cause global warming...

08 Dec 2012 07:06 PM
Mega Steve     
I live in Tennessee. It's December 8th, we have all the windows open, and I'm STILL sweating like a pig. Just my observation

08 Dec 2012 07:06 PM
RockChalkH1N1     
As a southern Minnesotian... Im ok with this

08 Dec 2012 07:07 PM
styckx    [TotalFark]  
inb4 shiatty charts and graphs no one ever reads or cares about

08 Dec 2012 07:07 PM
Gleeman     
Here_we_go_again.jpg

08 Dec 2012 07:08 PM
LisaNeedsBraces     
Where I am, it's -22C with a windchill of -27C.
Translation for the Americans: it's -7.6F with a windchill of -16.6F.
I would welcome ANY warming right about now ;)

08 Dec 2012 07:14 PM
WhippingBoy     
What caused the lack of snow in 1889?

08 Dec 2012 07:14 PM
iheartscotch     

styckx: inb4 shiatty charts and graphs no one ever reads or cares about


What about shiatty venn-diagrams? Does anyone care about those?

/ RELEASE TEH CHARTS!!!!

08 Dec 2012 07:15 PM
ClavellBCMI    [TotalFark]  

RockChalkH1N1: As a southern Minnesotian... Im ok with this


As a former Northern Wisconsinite... I'm OK with this, as well (even if it does seem strange to not be walking through 4-ft snowdrifts to get to the mailbox by this time of the year).

08 Dec 2012 07:15 PM
Sum Dum Gai     

RockChalkH1N1: As a southern Minnesotian... Im ok with this


Pfft, no true Minnesotan is thankful for warmer days. True Minnesotans have icewater in our veins and thrive in subzero temperatures.

08 Dec 2012 07:16 PM
Hector Remarkable     
Ah, 1889. The new Eiffel Tower, Benjamin Harrison and a proud 42 US States. Good times, good times...

08 Dec 2012 07:16 PM
letrole    [TotalFark]  
Mega Steve:
I live in Tennessee. It's December 8th, we have all the windows open, and I'm STILL sweating like a pig. Just my observation


Pigs can't sweat.

08 Dec 2012 07:17 PM
GT_Frog     
"279 days without snow means that Des Moines has shattered a snowless record set in 1889. Thanks, global warming"

Whow!! I never knew Des Moines was feeling the effects of Global Warming in 1889!!

08 Dec 2012 07:18 PM
giftedmadness     
Too much snow? Global warming.

Not enough snow? Global warming.

08 Dec 2012 07:18 PM
ClavellBCMI    [TotalFark]  

LisaNeedsBraces: Where I am, it's -22C with a windchill of -27C.
Translation for the Americans: it's -7.6F with a windchill of -16.6F.
I would welcome ANY warming right about now ;)


MAN UP! Back in my youth, I'd have called that a heat wave for December (I remember going to school one day when the temp was -35F, and the wind chill was -53F, and this was in Wisconsin, NOT Alaska)!

08 Dec 2012 07:19 PM
steamingpile     

MisterTweak: And it's 82 in houston in mid-december. For the fifth day in a row. So, good news is, being in the energy business, I'd like to thank everyone for cranking that AC up today. Bad news, yeah, I think we've broken the planet.


That's what they want you to think....


Sarcasm missed I think and will be missed by most

08 Dec 2012 07:20 PM
HAMMERTOE     
Chicken Little needs to make up his mind. Either we're having more weather, because of increased heat energy in the atmosphere, (which makes a hella lotta sense,) or we're having less weather because of increased heat energy in the atmosphere.

08 Dec 2012 07:22 PM
coffee smells good     

WhippingBoy: What caused the lack of snow in 1889?



Global warning's dressed rehearsal?

That and all the SUVs running around 125 years ago that the current history books seem to ignore.

08 Dec 2012 07:23 PM
taurusowner     
I don't think I've been getting the email update memos.
So we DO use "Global Warming" when we're talking about it being warmer or no snow, but we're supposed to say "Climate Change" when it's colder and there's more snow than usual? Are those the latest talking point guidelines?

08 Dec 2012 07:24 PM
common sense is an oxymoron     
2/10

/trolls to the left of me, derpers to the right...

08 Dec 2012 07:24 PM
ClavellBCMI    [TotalFark]  

common sense is an oxymoron: 2/10

/trolls to the left of me, derpers to the right...


Here you are, stuck in the middle with us?

08 Dec 2012 07:25 PM
Sum Dum Gai     

WhippingBoy: What caused the lack of snow in 1889?


A very strong El Niño effect that year, probably also bolstered by other thermal oscillations.

08 Dec 2012 07:25 PM
LisaNeedsBraces     

ClavellBCMI: LisaNeedsBraces: Where I am, it's -22C with a windchill of -27C.
Translation for the Americans: it's -7.6F with a windchill of -16.6F.
I would welcome ANY warming right about now ;)

MAN UP! Back in my youth, I'd have called that a heat wave for December (I remember going to school one day when the temp was -35F, and the wind chill was -53F, and this was in Wisconsin, NOT Alaska)!


I'm from Alberta, Canada - and agreed, this is NOTHING yet...usually January & February are the worst. I guess I'll complain then :)

08 Dec 2012 07:26 PM
common sense is an oxymoron     

ClavellBCMI: common sense is an oxymoron: 2/10

/trolls to the left of me, derpers to the right...

Here you are, stuck in the middle a Fark thread with us?


08 Dec 2012 07:26 PM
Frederick    [TotalFark]  
The farmers have been struggling, but everyone else is enjoying the weather.

08 Dec 2012 07:28 PM
fusillade762     

ClavellBCMI: common sense is an oxymoron: 2/10

/trolls to the left of me, derpers to the right...

Here you are, stuck in the middle with us?


Torture you? That's a good idea. I like that.

08 Dec 2012 07:29 PM
stirfrybry     
http://www.pnas.org/content/101/12/413 6.long

AMO and PDO: How do they work?

Blame global warming and then call someone a denier. LOL the irony

08 Dec 2012 07:30 PM
EmmaLou     
I live for cold weather and snow. Wtf? The weather is broken and now i have nothing to look forward to in life. I need to move to a pole.

08 Dec 2012 07:31 PM
ClavellBCMI    [TotalFark]  

fusillade762: ClavellBCMI: common sense is an oxymoron: 2/10

/trolls to the left of me, derpers to the right...

Here you are, stuck in the middle with us?

Torture you? That's a good idea. I like that.


Just stick to the five basic torture groups, and I'll be fine (hot, cold, sharp, blunt, and loud).

08 Dec 2012 07:37 PM
Sum Dum Gai     

stirfrybry: http://www.pnas.org/content/101/12/41 36.long

AMO and PDO: How do they work?

Blame global warming and then call someone a denier. LOL the irony


Except right now the PDO is not in a warming phase - it just ended a cooling phase, with no warming phase in sight for this year.

08 Dec 2012 07:37 PM
Killer Cars     

EmmaLou: I live for cold weather and snow.


For winter sports? I like snow for them, but hate actually living in it. That's why I don't mind the rain in Seattle when the Cascades are only just over there *points to the east*.

08 Dec 2012 07:38 PM
Jon iz teh kewl     

kingoomieiii: YES IT'S A CYCLE

BUT IT'S A MILLION-YEAR CYCLE

THE COLD SWING ENDED 50,000 YEARS AGO

IT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO BE THIS HOT FOR ANOTHER 200,000 YEARS


and cows fart. and because of this, the mcrib and yoga mats are destroying mankind

08 Dec 2012 07:41 PM
KrispyKritter     

letrole: Mega Steve:
I live in Tennessee. It's December 8th, we have all the windows open, and I'm STILL sweating like a pig. Just my observation


Pigs can't sweat.


animals sweat (those which can). people perspire.

08 Dec 2012 07:44 PM
jehovahs witness protection    [TotalFark]  

letrole: Mega Steve:
I live in Tennessee. It's December 8th, we have all the windows open, and I'm STILL sweating like a pig. Just my observation


Pigs can't sweat.


I laughed so hard I forgot to troll the thread.

08 Dec 2012 07:45 PM
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