Saturday, January 20, 2007

Ice Age Theory

... triggered by rising Arctic temperatures. When ocean temperatures warmed to the point at which the Arctic become free of ice, a cascade of atmospheric effects - heightened evaporation and increased water vapor led to a surge of snowfall over nearby lands...
- Maurice Ewing & William Donn, 1956

January 13, 2007

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Residents from Texas to Illinois on Saturday braced for yet another wave of a deadly storm that had already coated the region with a layer of freezing rain and sleet, as frigid arctic blasts reached as far as Southern California.

January 14, 2007
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri (AP) — A crippling winter storm lashed the central part of the nation with another blast of freezing rain, sleet and snow Saturday, causing widespread power outages and tying up highways and airports.

January 16, 2007
Ice Storm Death Toll Stands At 46
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The weight of the ice snapped tree limbs, shorted out transformers and made power lines sag, knocking out current to about 145,000 customers in New York state and New Hampshire

January 19, 2007
US harsh weather extends its grip (BBC)
The worst-hit areas were Missouri, where freezing rain left behind a 7.6cm (three inch) coating of ice, and Oklahoma, where tens of thousands were still without electricity by Wednesday evening.
US President George W Bush has declared states of emergency in both states.

January 20, 2007
Big freeze grips much of the US (BBC)