30 November 2006

Favorite Article

I think that my favorite magazine article of all time is "ANWR: The Great Divide." It is found in the October 2005 issue of Smithsonian. If you haven't read it, seek it out. Both the writing and photography are excellent.

Yet another weather update!

Today, high temperatures are expected to approach 70 degrees Fahrenheit in central New York.

The past nine days, high temperatures have been a minimum of 50 degrees Fahrenheit (many have been significantly higher). These measurements represent temperatures from 5 to 30 degrees above normal. In total, November 2006 had about 20 days of significantly higher than normal temperatures. Around 5 were near normal, and around 5 were below.

Ironically, September was one of the coldest on record. Despite that, 2006 is still one of the 3 warmest years on record. After November, it will likely be the warmest.

Global warming is upon us. Human activity is the central reason for the rate of warming, and the sole reason for the unprecedented increase in Carbon Dioxide buildup. If we do not alter our current ways, we will destroy the earth for future generations. Act now, we do not have time to wait.

20 November 2006

Finally, a little more snow!

After two weeks of unseasonable and near-record warmth, we've finally returned to more normal conditions. It snowed off-and-on yesterday, and last night (19 November) we received a dusting of the white stuff. As is usual after snowfalls, it was beautiful this morning.

17 November 2006

Good job, Alberta.

Republic of Alberta

Long delay...

Wow, it's been more than two weeks since I last created a post. Since my last typing, the weather has been awful, the American Republican Party lost control of the legislative branch, and I've been busy rearranging papers at work...

I've also been busy reading C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia. After a long hiatus, I resumed the series by checking out books from a public library. I've nearly finished the set, and have enjoyed each book immensely...

02 November 2006

The ground is white!

It began snowing late this afternoon. After an hour-long squall, a little more than half an inch had accumulated. Much to my surprise, it's still there after three and a half hours! I guess the ground is colder than I thought it was!

After today's event, I can record the date of the first snow accumulation as 2 November A.D. 2006.