Al Gore Blames Massive Snow Storms on “the warming”

Giant snow storm hits third of United States

Kevin Roth
The Weather Channel
Feb. 2, 2011

Another day, another major winter storm plows through the region with snow, ice and rain today. All snow is expected in Upstate New York and northern New England with accumulations of 8 to 18 inches. When combined with the snow that fell Monday some areas in central New York and central New England could have two day totals of 2 feet or more.

Sleet and freezing rain bring very icy conditions to central and northern Pennsylvania, the Southern Tier of New York State, northern New Jersey and parts of southern New England away from the coast. Total ice accumulations of 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch on trees and power lines could cause some power outages in those areas.

Rain and mixed precipitation in western Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and western Maryland early in the day changes over to snow and snow showers this afternoon. Parts of western Pennsylvania could pick up 1 to 4 inches of snow by early evening.

High temperatures range from the 10s in northern New York and northern New England to the upper 60s in southeastern Virginia.

Snow will be stubborn to end from northeastern Illinois through northern Indiana, southern Michigan and northern Ohio today. The heaviest snow should end during the morning, but lighter snow lingers through the afternoon in many locations.

In northwestern Indiana and northeastern Ohio the snow from the storm transitions to lake-effect snow showers this afternoon and evening.

Additional snow accumulations today should be 2 to 6 inches in those areas, but there will be locations near the Great Lakes that pick up 6 to 10 inches.

The remainder of the region should be dry with bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills. High temperatures should hold in the 0s and 10s in the Plains and only reach the 10s and 20s in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. Wind chills in the Plains will be 20 to 60 degrees below zero this morning and 0 to 20 degrees below zero this afternoon.

Showers and thundershowers from the big storm exit the Southeast coast this morning. However, they continue throughout the day in central Florida producing heavy downpours, gusty winds and localized flooding.

Some light snow showers or flurries are possible in western Texas as another system drops out of the southern Rocky Mountains. Any accumulations should be an inch or less.

That system brings the next wintry threat to the South Thursday night and Friday. As it moves to the western Gulf of Mexico an area of low pressure forms and produces rain and snow across eastern Texas, western Louisiana, southern Arkansas, northern Mississippi, and western Tennessee. Accumulating snow is possible from eastern Texas through western Tennessee.

Very cold air remains in place over the southern Plains, Texas, the lower Mississippi Valley and the Tennessee Valley. High temperatures in those areas only reach the 10s to middle 40s this afternoon.

It will be much warmer along the Southeast coast and Florida with high temperatures there in the middle 60s to lower 80s.

Snow continues to fly throughout New Mexico today as an upper level disturbance rolls through. Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches are forecast in the valleys with 3 to 8 inches possible in the mountains. A few snow showers are possible in adjacent areas of southern Colorado and eastern Arizona. Accumulations in those areas should be an inch or less.

Strong winds continue in the Southwest and Southern California thanks to the giant area of high pressure in the northern Rockies. The pressure difference between that high and an area of lower pressure off Baja California causes the strong winds. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts over 40 mph are possible in southwestern Utah, southern Nevada, eastern California and western Arizona.

In Southern California the Santa Ana produces sustained winds of 20 to 40 mph and gusts over 60 mph in and around the passes and canyons in the mountains north and east of Los Angeles and San Diego today. The strong winds continue there tonight before diminishing a bit Thursday.

Very cold air continues to grip the Rocky Mountain States from Idaho and Wyoming south to New Mexico. High temperatures in those states should range from near 0 to the lower to middle 20s.

Milder air moves into Montana today with afternoon readings mostly in the 20s and 30s, although a few spots in the northeast and southwest corners could hold in the 10s.

Elsewhere high temperatures should be mostly in the 50s and 60s along the California coast and in the 40s and 50s over the remainder of the area.

Al Gore blames major storms on Global Warming

In a short statement on his page called Al’s Journal, Gore makes reference to a question posed by Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and writes that man-made global warming is responsible for the massive storms the United States has experienced so far this winter.

Last week on his show Bill O’Reilly asked, “Why has southern New York turned into the tundra?” and then said he had a call into me. I appreciate the question.

As it turns out, the scientific community has been addressing this particular question for some time now and they say that increased heavy snowfalls are completely consistent with what they have been predicting as a consequence of man-made global warming:

“In fact, scientists have been warning for at least two decades that global warming could make snowstorms more severe. Snow has two simple ingredients: cold and moisture. Warmer air collects moisture like a sponge until it hits a patch of cold air. When temperatures dip below freezing, a lot of moisture creates a lot of snow.”

“A rise in global temperature can create all sorts of havoc, ranging from hotter dry spells to colder winters, along with increasingly violent storms, flooding, forest fires and loss of endangered species.”

Gore hasn’t probably read the multiple documents, reports and studies that debunk his theory of man-made global warming and this supposed anthropogenic warming affects climate.  Just in case Gore happens to trip and fall on this article, I recommend he reads the following:

Magnitude and Range of Climate Changes

Climate Sensitivity Reconsidered

1000+ Scientists Dissent over Anthropogenic Warming

Climate change study had ‘significant errors’