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May snowstorm in Missouri and Arkansas??

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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 06:27 AM
Okay, you'll all excuse me if I simply don't have much good humor for global warming people for awhile. This isn't just odd or unusual... our local news is real clear on this point. It's.... Well..... almost unheard of!

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The temperature in Springfield on Friday will likely be the coldest high temperature ever for the month of May, beating the old record of 43.

Chief Meteorologist Jamie Warriner predicts a high of only about 38 degrees. The lowest "high" temperature for the 2nd of May was previously 48.

"We're talking about shattering records that date all the way back to 1888," says Jamie. "Snow is even possible."

I'm freezing my tootie off until the heat picks up in here and I have snow all over my blazer in the driveway. We're showing snow falling as "Heavy" through 9am and snow ongoing until after Midnight tonight, at least.

It's May! ...and areas of Arkansas are getting the same! News from down there is, this isn't simply a 100+ year record event but an ALL TIME record event for some of those folks.

Okay, we can resume that Global Warming any time now. I've had it with winter. I really..really..have.

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 07:34 AM
its crazy but im pretty sure they have shyed away from the term global warming now for a few years and are calling it climate change as the weather is becoming so unpredictable

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 07:43 AM
temps are supposed to drop here in southern Illinois tonight..lows over the weekend in the low 40s..this is getting really tiring..Im sick of winter..Im ready for some heat..

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 07:46 AM
it is cold and rainy here in St. Louis. I don't wanna get outa bed.

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 07:53 AM
I always thought that global warming was just being used to push a global carbon tax. My guess is they will come up with a new approach to push the carbon tax.

Snow in May is just crazy talk though. I thought it was nuts to have snow at the end of April, but May?

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 07:56 AM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000

It's a bit cliche but here's my two pennies...


posted on May, 3 2013 @ 07:57 AM
im in far so good...its going to be abouta 70 today...there doing alot of chemming today though....the crazy now....sorry about the snow in might be getting it as well ...have to wait and see.....

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:00 AM
I live in Northwest Arkansas, and I can assure you, while we got some snow, it was definitely not a snowstorm....however, it was 80 degrees two days ago, and now its 33. Definitely strange weather.

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:12 AM
Global warming leads to longer and colder winters. People that thinks global warming means its hot all the time haven't read anything about the subject.

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:15 AM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000

Waco, Texas, breaks temperature record for may, falling to 41 degrees; old record was 44 in 1954 - @KCENMiriM

I just noticed this tweet on one of the news headline sites.

Strange happenings.

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:16 AM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000

Hey Wrabbit...this has everything to do with runaway global warming. Here's what I posted in another thread.

First, this is a rare weather event that occurred in January that kick-started our winter. This is accurate to, here in northwest WI, winter didn't arrive until mid to late January. We had a couple of thunder and lighting storms at the start of December, and then when we had our first snowfall, it was accompanied by thunder. What they call thunder snow, and something I might say I haven't heard too often over the years.

Winter weather linked to rare event over North Pole

Then, when our spring was supposed to arrive, the Greenland Block arrived instead. NASA satellites tracked the event and it was reported that it was one of the strongest Greenland Blocks on record. Way back in March they predicted this thing was going to break up but it didn't and we still suffer the wrath of winter while other areas are experiencing extremely warm conditions, some much warmer than normal.

NASA satellite measures Greenland Block that stopped spring

Also, as most of you know about my methane gas theories, I blame the increasing methane levels on this rapid warming that is occurring globally. I'll add this link that goes with the rare weather events that are occurring in the Arctic. This article with images shows how methane has been at record levels over the Arctic this past winter.

Record methane levels over Arctic for early March

As some have posted on here...if you aren't trapped within the low pressure area caused by the Greenland Block, you're experiencing some warmer weather than usual. Down in central FL, I've heard from some friends they are much hotter than they should be and already suffering high levels of humidity a month early. One poster above comments about 95 degrees on the Cali coast, where this never happens. It's already hitting triple digits in the southwest and another poster said they've had unusually warm weather up in the northwest. We're warming up big time and we here in the Midwest will soon find relief from the Greenland Block and our summer will arrive, and I'm thinking we're about to head from one extreme to another...a foot of snow to scorching hot air and extremely volatile storms! I predict that we're going to completely skip spring this year.

And then there's the moisture in the atmosphere. For anyone to not believe that the heating up of the atmosphere has caused there to be more moisture with all the heavy rain and snowfall events happening all over the world, is truly amazing. As the atmosphere heats, it will increase the moisture, which is going to make for some very intense super-charged electrical storms with heavy rains this summer. It's already happening.

This extreme cold dropping so low into the US has everything to do with global warming and people need to wake up and realize that and this is only the beginning. Last year was pretty exciting, but this year will be off the charts as it already has been with these amazing snow fall events in MAY! That's my prediction anyways!

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:25 AM
This freak snowstorm has absolutely everything to do with Global Warming. It's an assumption that Global Warming means warmer weather everywhere, eventually yes, that will be the case but as we approach a warmer global mean temperature it will throw weather patterns totally out of whack.

It's a tough thing to understand. Less ice at the top of the world, often considered the planet's thermostat, might normally signal warmer global temperatures, not colder ones.

But the way weather works isn't so simple. Without a substantial ice cover, Arctic wind is less constrained. The jet stream—the belt of cool air that regulates weather around most of the Northern Hemisphere—then dips farther and farther south, bringing cold air from the Arctic closer to the Equator.

The result is much colder weather dipping into the spring much longer, and more forcefully, than normal. (See a world map of potential global warming impacts.)

National Geographic

So Wrabbit
, while you may take issue with us Global Warming people, it's exactly as climate science has been saying, weather patterns will destabilize, most notably heavier precipitation when it does rain or snow, actually just more extreme weather in general exacerbated droughts, hurricanes etc. You just happen to be in an area affected by a destabilized jet stream that is pulling northern weather down to you.
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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:25 AM

Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
Okay, you'll all excuse me if I simply don't have much good humor for global warming people for awhile. This isn't just odd or unusual... our local news is real clear on this point. It's.... Well..... almost unheard of!

I live about 30 miles North of the Missouri River we got a good solid covering of 3" as of now and it is still snowing - I have lost a good number of limbs on my trees as the leaves have already come in and the heavy wet snow is sticking.

Power went out twice last night and that is saying something as not once all winter long in any of the 14+ inch snows did we lose power. Then again the snow was light and fluffy not this heavy wet #.

I too am ready for some Spring - I know my cows/horses are miserable as they have lost their winter coats already.

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:32 AM
I never realized there were so many scientists on this website. Especially those who study meteorology. Comforting to know we have so many of them looking out for us and presenting us with all of this good, hard science that proves beyond a doubt the anthropogenic weather conditions.

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:38 AM
They messed up bad when they called what we have global warming. We do not experience warming down here on the planet, we experience weird and more intense weather events. They tried to correct the stupid naming but now people have global warming stuck in their head. Scientists can't communicate very well with the general public, they seem like they are aliens. They don't know how to explain something and often think we are dumb and will believe something if they make it dramatic sounding. We are not the simple people we were a hundred years ago, they can spell it out for us. But they need help to talk to us, not someone that over emphasizes something either or tries to make dramatic catchy names. If they would have initially said we were going to have more violent weather because of our disrespect for nature, a fact they figured out many years ago, maybe all this argument would be nill and we could see that we need to have moderators watching society to keep things on an even keel.

So, Climate change is causing some of the weird things to happen. It does not cause every storm or small droughts. It is not to be overplayed and it sure doesn't need taxation. We. as individuals need to change our habits and quit buying new things before they wear out. Businesses need to make things to last. Look at the new fridges, they last about seven years and are expensive. The energy savings is outweighed by the loss of life expectancy. If they made them better and raised the price a hundred bucks, they could still be just as efficient but would last twice as long. I buy better quality fridges and freezers, price does not mean you are going to get something that lasts longer either. High price has become a scam. Before you could pay a little more and get something better, you rarely find that happening anymore.

You have a Blazer OP. It is probably a 4x4. I'm tired of winter too, sometimes it just hangs on too long.

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:40 AM
Yep, I live in Arkansas, and it was snowing earlier. Just 2 days ago, it was a nice spring day with temps around 80F, now its 40F and miserably cold and rainy. I thought for sure winter was gone the last time this happened, about a month ago, Winter just wont go away.

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:42 AM
Supposed to be 44 here Saturday night... which is by no means a snow storm but, for this region of the US Southeast, it's pretty incredible.

We've already hit our high today at about 61...

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:45 AM
reply to post by rickymouse

With much respect, Global Warming is exactly what it is... this is all due to the mean global temperature increasing enough to cause dramatic rapid melt in the arctic over the arctic summer and less ice cover/thinner ice over the arctic winter. Global Warming is what is causing Climate Change.

posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:46 AM
reply to post by lynxpilot

I never realized there were so many scientists on this website.

Just as many "scientists" there is in here, just as many uninformed people there are in here, unfortunately the uninformed will have the upper edge and redicule everything said for a long time untill stuff like this happens.

But then they misunderstand what is going on, cause they still do not understand what it is "scientist" have tried to explain to them for years.

But very slowly, the "scientist" will gain the upper hand, as things escalate and become more visible.

It's like when the earth once was flat, untill someone sailed in one direction and returned where he started, without falling over the edge in to the abys.

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posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:47 AM
reply to post by truthinfact

Same here! same place too! hahaha

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