Global heating

Montana is blanketed in record-breaking snow and it’s not even October yet

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  1. Montana is blanketed in record-breaking snow and it’s not even October yet

    The weather is not the same as the climate.


    INB4 the doom mongers of Warble Gloaming

  2. There’s a very simple rule of thumb to remember here:

    1) If it’s unusually or unseasonably hot, this is due to anthropogenic global warming;

    2) If it’s unusually or unseasonably anything else, this is an extreme weather event which is due to man’s despoliation of the planet.

  3. @The Meissen Bison – Might as well just blame it upon Chione being on the rag.

    If we’re going to have a religious cult based upon the weather we might as well go full Greek with it.

    “God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players [i.e. everybody], to being involved in an obscure and complex variant of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won’t tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.”
    ― Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch


    Except that bit of childhood that involves playing in the snow.

  5. I have been to Montana once. Late September, 2007. It was snowing.

    ‘While snow in September may sound shocking in some parts of the country, CNN meteorologist Ivan Cabrera says that it is not that uncommon for the area. What is surprising is the amount, he said.’


    ‘”This has never happened, ever” in September, said Ray Greely with the weather service in Great Falls.’

    How long has ‘the weather service’ been in Great Falls? A hundred years? 150?

    Man doesn’t comprehend his newness.

  6. It’s the year before a leap year, so 30th September is “seasonally” actually October. It was like the comments earlier this year about being the hottest Easter Evah. Well, yeah, that happens when Easter falls on almost the lastest date possible in the year and is nearly into summer. Now come back when you’ve got the hottest fixed date in the year.

  7. Bloke in North Dorset

    Even saying “since records began” is meaningless.

    If you have a very noisy signal that is based on a long term roughly sinusoidal cycle, which is what climate appears to be, than starting your measurement in the trough or on the up slope will give regular “records” and the frequency of the records will increase as you approach the midpoint.

  8. And the daffodils! Remember how the BBC was hyping the GW bull – as a lot of their pensions are invested in this scam – by telling us how soon the first daffodil started blooming in the UK. They were predicting that daffodils would start blooming before Christmas at one stage.

  9. I’m amazed that nobody of the great and good has yet pointed out that Climate Scaryness ™ has seriously Jumped The Shark. How can it get to be sooo egridgeously barking mad and still not be mocked and laughed at in the streets?

    But – more importantly….

    Tim: WTF is the story with CT??? Forgot to pay domain renewal? Old woman who had the recipe died?? Do tell, enquiring minds want to know !

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