Thursday, February 08, 2007

Winter of 2007 - death toll

Matt Lauer's teleprompter (as well as other sources) reported this morning that the death toll from the arctic weather the past few days has risen to 16. I am not sure if that includes Canada or just the Eastern and Midwestern United States.

Chicago endured its sixth day in a row of below zero temperatures today. According to Al Roker, that hasn't happened since 2000.

I have also heard numerous stories of frozen and burst pipes damaging residential and commercial buildings this week.

In the case of both the death toll and the building damage, the Winter of 1994 exceeded the numbers we now endure. But the numbers and the comparison show that this weather is far from a fluke even though we supposedly live in an era of "global warming."

For the first time in a decade, commercial traffic on the Allegheny River has been shut down.

more ice on the Allegheny h/t Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ice related crash in Alabama last week H/T Fox News

I continue to drone on about this arctic weather because one day it will end and Spring will arrive. When that happens, we will forget the pain and inconvenience that are so real to us now. The MSM/DNC will rush in to fill the void with more fear mongering about "global warming." We have to steel ourselves for that onslaught before it begins.

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