Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Boston Globe's Invisible Ink: Southern Snowstorm

I really don't understand the pitiful news selections and choices at the BG anymore, folks -- and I'm tired of trying to figure them out. Screw 'em.

My First Invisible Ink: Forecast: Weekend no brrr-eak from cold

Yeah, how was it out there?

"Bundled up against temperatures in the teens.... people who braved temperatures barely out of the single digits"

How cold was it again, Glob?

"Temperatures chillin’ in the teens, 20s, but no records" by Sean Teehan, Globe Correspondent | January 31, 2010

Temperatures across the state were expected to remain well below freezing.... but temperatures haven’t dropped to the record lows - 6 below zero in 1888 and 5 below zero in 1873, respectively.


ClimateGate really has SEALED YOUR FATE, huh, MSM?

In Falmouth, it was frigid enough to cause a major pipe to burst at an elderly housing complex.

Oh NO!! That is the LAST THING they NEEDED!!

The accident, which occurred in the attic of the Harborview Apartment Complex, displaced residents in about 20 units, said Falmouth Fire Lieutenant Timothy Smith.


Temperatures are expected to stay in the teens to mid-20s today with winds of 10 to 15 miles per hour resulting in wind chills dropping to zero.... The frosty weather was enough to keep Boston University freshman Michelle Gattenio and three of her sorority sisters ducking the cold as much as possible. A warm-up is expected tomorrow, with temperatures rising to 30 in the afternoon in Boston.


Yeah, what a "warm-up," pffffffffftt!

But for Ashley Collin, 22, of the North End, the cold made a woeful contrast to the near springlike weather of a couple of weeks ago.

WHEN, Globe?

When we were POUNDED with RAIN last MONDAY?

You guys are UNREAL and I NO LONGER BELIEVE YOUR BULLS*** anymore!!!!


I guess I shouldn't be
surprised, readers.

"South blanketed with ice, snow; mid-Atlantic next" by Erik Schelzig, Associated Press Writer | January 30, 2010

A storm that blanketed the South with snow Saturday had children eager to sled down hills, while grown-ups were warned to stay off slippery roads as officials worked to clear a mess of wrecks and downed power lines.

Nearly a foot of snow had fallen in parts of western North Carolina, and nearly 10 inches had fallen in some areas north of Memphis, Tenn. In Nashville, about a half-foot of snow was on the ground, the National Weather Service said.

A central Tennessee woman was killed when a tree weighed down with ice crashed into her mobile home early Saturday, Maury County Fire Department Assistant Chief Roy Brooks told The Tennessean of Nashville. The woman, whose name was not immediately released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

To the northeast, the Washington-Baltimore area was preparing for 4 to 8 inches of snow as the storm approached. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for parts of Maryland and Virginia and the District of Columbia.

In southern Maryland, one person was found dead after a house fire in Accokeek that firefighters said they had a hard time getting to because of the snow. Prince George's County fire department spokesman Mark Brady said the winter storm and snowfall made driving conditions hazardous. About a foot of snow was reported in the Richmond area in Virginia, the weather service said.

In northern Virginia, the weather caused several multi-vehicle crashes along Interstate 81 in Shenandoah County, Virginia State Police said. Four people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Transportation officials were urging drivers to stay off the roads.

Yeah, at WHAT POINT to the GLOBAL WARMING LIES become FATAL, folks!!!!

The weather also cut short a farewell celebration Saturday at the National Zoo in Washington for young panda Tai Shan, who will be flown to China on Thursday to become part of a breeding program.

The storm left roads icy and snowpacked across the South, and thousands were without power as ice accumulated.


Although police said they had to clear hundreds of wrecks overnight, there were no deaths or serious injuries reported. Few cars were on roads around Nashville, and most people seemed to be hunkered down indoors.

I know that feeling!

Some ventured out on camouflage all-terrain vehicles usually reserved for hunting season.

Can't keep a Good Old Boy inside, huh?

In Smyrna, southeast of Nashville, a high school bowling tournament was postponed after snow and ice caused the roof to collapse at the bowling alley where it was to be held, according to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.

I'm GLAD no one was INJURED! That is where my local (which alerted me to the piece) cut it.

The rest:

Jake Guthrie, manager of a Nashville Ace Hardware, pasted a "Sold Out of Sleds" sign at the entrance of the store after selling "several hundred" in the past two days. Workers had to tell a steady stream of callers that they wouldn't have any more sleds until Friday. "But winter's not over yet," Guthrie said.

The DuBose family was enjoying a second day of sledding on Nashville's outskirts. "We ran over the dogs yesterday, so we left them at home today," said Jane DuBose, 47, as her two sons, ages 8 and 12, were sledding down the entrance ramp to a closed road.

Hey, WHY NOT?! It is a LOT of FUN!!!!

Will O'Halloran, publisher of City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, La., got caught in the storm in both directions of his monthly trip to pick up the publication from a printer outside Louisville, Ky. At one point he thought his headlights were broken, only to find they were covered in ice. "People are crazy out there," O'Halloran, 49, said over breakfast at a McDonald's outside Nashville. "Cars spinning, trailers jackknifed. I just tried to keep it at 40 mph and move along."

The Carolinas were preparing for a treacherous night if water on roads and bridges turned icy. North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue declared a state of emergency as some mountain areas got more than a foot of snow throughout the day Saturday. More than a dozen emergency shelters opened across the state, Perdue said. However, officials said the storm was not as bad as they had predicted.

Except we are talking NORTH CAROLINA!!!!!!

States of emergency also were declared in Arkansas, Tennessee and parts of Virginia.

In Kentucky, the state transportation cabinet said in a news release that about 5 to 6 inches of snow had fallen in most of the state, with nearly a foot piling up closer to the Tennessee line. Temperatures around the region were forecast to remain low through the weekend.

Meanwhile, states in the storm's wake were uncovering from inches of snow and caked ice that fouled electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers. Gov. Brad Henry requested a federal disaster declaration for all of Oklahoma after a massive storm left up to a half-inch of ice on trees and power lines. A spokeswoman for Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, Andrea Chancellor, said it could be five days before electricity is restored to all customers.



And why didn't my Sunday newspaper find this story important when they ran so much crap instead?