Global Warming From Coast to Coast

Yeah, right. Bone chilling cold, record snowfalls, power outages and stranded travelers. Does it sound like Global Warming is helping us out at all? We could use some. A degree or two hotter during the summer is NOTHING compared to what happens every winter. You just don’t see the kind misery that winter brings. And new records are set around the world every winter. So just what is wrong with a little warming? Better food crops will result in less world hunger, travel by ship through the Arctic Passage will improve shipping times and reach more people, and oranges will grow again in Northern Florida and Georgia. (ask swampie)  Gloworms are a moronic bunch. The Ice Age Cometh.

Ducks on ice in Seattle

Ducks on ice in Seattle

The weather outside was frightful from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Ore., on Monday, with last-minute holiday shoppers shivering and stranded travelers hoping for the best as Christmas rapidly approached.

The little town of Eustis, Maine, got nearly 3 1/2 feet of snow.

In Marysville, Wash., north of Seattle, heavy snow collapsed part of the roof Monday at the Whitley Evergreen factory, which makes modular buildings. No one was injured, but inspectors were dispatched to make sure other buildings in the business park were safe.

The 14.5-inch snowfall Sunday in Portland, Maine, surpassed the old record for Dec. 21 of 12.4 inches, set in 1933. On the other side of the country, a total of 11 to 13 inches in Portland, Ore., was the biggest snowfall since January 1980. Depending on how much more fell Monday as the snow trailed off, the storm could rank as one of the city’s 10 worst on record.

“It is amazing,” said Dave Thompson, spokesman for the Oregon Department of Transportation. “You say to yourself: ‘That’s Portland?’ The roads are snowpacked, covered with ice and it’s freezing rain.”

Kim Osgood, who owns Paloma Clothing in the Hillsdale Shopping Center in southwest Portland, served hot cocoa on Sunday and gave away $24 crampons — foot gear for ice and snow climbs — to anyone spending $50 in her store.

“This is the worst Christmas I have ever seen in 33 years,” Osgood said. “The good news here is for shoppers. If they can get out, they’ll get amazing bargains.”

Take a look at this Slideshow of snow, ice and cold across the U.S. as you read the rest of article.

Read about the rest of the U.S.

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