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Old 02-12-2010, 11:26 AM
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New residents to DFW in the future....Yes, it can snow in North Texas...
And yes, summers are very warm to hot most every year!!


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
538 AM CST FRI FEB 12 2010

...GREATEST ALL-TIME CALENDAR DAY SNOW ON RECORD SET AT DALLAS FORT
WORTH...

...RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL FOR FEBRUARY 11TH SET AT DALLAS
FORT WORTH...

...GREATEST ALL-TIME 24-HOUR SNOWFALL TOTAL SET AT DALLAS FORT
WORTH...

...RECORD 24-HOUR SNOW FOR FEBRUARY SET AT DALLAS FORT WORTH...

DALLAS FORT WORTH AIRPORT RECORDED 11.2 INCHES OF SNOW FOR FEBRUARY
11...2010. THIS BREAKS THE GREATEST CALENDAR DAY SNOW ON RECORD.
THE OLD RECORD WAS 7.8 INCHES SET ON JANUARY 15...1964 AND JANUARY
14...1917.

OBVIOUSLY....THIS SHATTERS THE RECORD DAILY MAXIMUM SNOWFALL FOR
FEBRUARY 11TH...OF 1.4 INCHES WHICH WAS PREVIOUSLY SET IN 1988.

THE GREATEST ALL-TIME 24 HOUR SNOWFALL RECORD WAS ALSO BROKEN FROM 4
AM THURSDAY TO 4 AM FRIDAY. THE NEW RECORD IS 12.5 INCHES.
THE OLD
RECORD WAS 12.1 INCHES SET JANUARY 15 THROUGH JANUARY 16...1964.

THIS ALSO BREAKS THE RECORD 24-HOUR SNOWFALL FOR FEBRUARY WHICH WAS
7.5 INCHES...SET ON FEBRUARY 17...1978 AND FEBRUARY 25...1924
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Old 02-12-2010, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Purgatory (A.K.A. Dallas, Texas)
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Once every 30 years doesn't prove much of anything.

Except that Mother Nature like to flip us the bird now and then.
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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As if the OP was trying to "prove" anything other than this was an atypical event.
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:24 AM
 
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Cue the pro-/anti-climatechange ideologues in 3...2...1...
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:28 AM
 
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So does this mean the "global warming" crowd is going to revert back to their "global cooling" mentality of past decades and go with an agenda of scare-tactics and government slush-funds to combat global-cooling ?
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Old 02-13-2010, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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This weather system isn't because of global warming, it's because of El Nino.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Forney Texas
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This weather system isn't because of global warming, it's because of El Nino.
I think its because of winter.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:55 AM
 
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the only state NOT to have snow on the ground yesterday was Hawaii--
I don't think you can blame El Nino for ALL of that
now for some states/locations it is normal to have snow in the winter but for every state to have snow yesterday (and some to have amounts well over normal) IS out of the ordinary--whether or not that is predicting extreme winters in years to come remains to be seen

in response to whether or not this colder winter is result of global warming--
heating the oceans and melting the ice caps puts more moisture in the air
more moisture usually means more opportunity for snow...
global warming tilts the weather patterns/conditions so there are more extremes period--
everything is more out of kilter IMO
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Old 02-13-2010, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Tx
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Yea, it actually is El Nino, not just winter. Normally the states that got snow the last few days either do not get snow in the winter or rarely....once every 10 years or so get snow.

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The strange snowfall pattern is produced by the El Nino weather phenomenon and its Arctic counterpart, Robinson and Petersen said.
During moderate to strong El Ninos like the current one, more moisture is pumped into the subtropical jet stream across the South, increasing precipitation, Robinson said. Then there's the Arctic Oscillation, the Northern cousin to El Nino, which shifts cold polar air south. That cold air can turn a rainstorm into a snowstorm.
A snowy winter doesn't disprove or prove global warming, Petersen and Robinson said. This is weather, which is variable, not long-term climate, and there is a huge difference.
49 states dusted with snow; Hawaii's the holdout - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100213/ap_on_re_us/us_united_states_of_snow - broken link)
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Old 02-13-2010, 01:35 PM
 
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the only state NOT to have snow on the ground yesterday was Hawaii--
I don't think you can blame El Nino for ALL of that
now for some states/locations it is normal to have snow in the winter but for every state to have snow yesterday (and some to have amounts well over normal) IS out of the ordinary--whether or not that is predicting extreme winters in years to come remains to be seen

in response to whether or not this colder winter is result of global warming--
heating the oceans and melting the ice caps puts more moisture in the air
more moisture usually means more opportunity for snow...
global warming tilts the weather patterns/conditions so there are more extremes period--
everything is more out of kilter IMO
sounds like a catch 22 to me. That's what El Nino and El Nina are....cycles of weather....

Not trying to debate global warming at all here. However, if your explanation is attributed to global warming theories, can you cite your source of information?
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