Doing my errands today . . .
. . . doing errands on a solid sheet of ice that used to be my driveway.
Getting back up onto my front porch wasn’t any easier —
It was only raining today. It shouldn’t have been this bad.
We didn’t have the major part of that ice storm that crossed the nation during this past week, but we had an interesting “weather event” just the same.
Our temperatures are pretty warm. It’s going to be around 40 degrees more or less, for the next few days, and precipitation will be in the form of rain. HOWEVER — our ground is frozen! The temperature of the soil is less than 32 degrees, so when rain comes down, the ground freezes it.
So we’ve had an “ice storm” at ground level, I guess you could say. Everything else above two inches is pretty soaked and happy, and our trees and power lines are just fine.
Cooper, however –– remember the posts called “Grandson Buried” and “Burying Cooper Again” ? Well, Mother Nature’s taking aim for a third try. Another 5 to 6 feet of snow by Friday, and probably near 10 feet total at the end of a week. Their forecast shows heavy snow for the next eight days! I couldn’t drive out to see him if I tried.
How about a Snowplow Train? –
By the way, Cooper lives on “Donner Pass Road,” if that tells you anything.
Not Science Fiction, though.
These are two photos of one of the science stations on the western edge of Antarctica. They’re relocating because two huge crevices have opened up and are growing rapidly in length, threatening to cut off these scientists and their labs.
Thousands and thousands of new volcanoes have opened up in that region of the ocean, warming the waters, steering the warm water currents into that edge of Antarctica, so the ice shelf is getting unstable.
It’s not “climate change.” And charging us massive “carbon tax” fees will not stop it. *
According to scientific statistics the area covered by ice down there has increased, year by year, over the past several years. Antarctica has more ice than before. However, this western edge is facing strong warm water currents.
Now what is causing the increase in volcanoes, underwater and around the Ring of Fire?
I guess we’d have to turn from Ice Science to Fire Science.
.* But don’t worry. If you don’t know much about true science and you think you might be causing planetary changes in weather, the outgoing Barack Hussein person, in the last three days of his White House occupation, just gave away one-half billion of our dollars to the United Nations “Climate” Fund.
Do you know how much more he has already given away?