Tag Archives: weather

Today In Frivolous Lawsuits

Two Alaska Airlines flight attendants are suing the national weather service and the federal government because they were injured during a bout of air turbulence. They filed a claim against the U.S. government because they believe the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Air Traffic Organization should have warned them about the severe weather, the claim said. “These injuries were entirely …

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DC Cop Draws Gun At Snowball Fight

A Washington DC police detective is under heavy criticism today for drawing his gun in a crowd of blizzard revelers after his Hummer was hit by a snowball. The neighborhood snowball fight at 14th and U streets was advertised online. By 3 p.m., more than 200 residents converged for the massive snowball fight. “No one meant any harm, no one …

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24 Hour Forecast

I think that will be some kind of record, if it comes true. We’ve had relatively little snow for so long, I haven’t bothered to get new snow boots. A little late, now.

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The Snowman Cometh

Forecasters are predicting at least ten non-AOL inches of snow for most of the NYC area tomorrow, beginning at 7am, with Long Island under a “blizzard watch.” If you’d planned on doing some last minute shopping, better break out the skis. Otherwise, stock up on the essentials tonight and plan for a long cozy weekend on the couch. I’ll try …

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Single-digit wind chills today in the Big Popsicle. The perfect day for ordering in. Food. I’m talking about food, you dirty birds.

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Photo Of The Day – Burj Dubai

Gizmodo notes that the Burj Dubai, “the world’s tallest, most absurdly ostentatious building,” has become the literal lightening rod of the Middle East. That lightning seeks out the Burj Dubai isn’t particularly surprising; the Empire State Building gets hit all the time. But given the relative infrequency of electrical storms in that region of the world, folks are starting to …

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Moscow Mayor Promises Snow-Free Winter

The mayor of Moscow has vowed to spend millions on cloud-seeding technology to ensure that this winter’s storms drop the bulk of their snow outside of city limits. For just a few million dollars, the mayor’s office will hire the Russian Air Force to spray a fine chemical mist over the clouds before they reach the capital, forcing them to …

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NASA’s Tour Of The Cryosphere

NASA has just posted a chilling time-lapse video of the ongoing collapse of the cryosphere. “It has been said that the frozen parts of our planet, also known as the cryosphere, may be the proverbial ‘canary in the coal mine’ when it comes to climate change. This video shows some of the most dramatic fluctuations to our cryosphere in recent …

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Cruel Summer

New York City just finished one of its coolest and wettest summers in decades, possibly ever. Beach and boardwalk businesses were devastated, of course, as it rained three out of four weekends for each of the last three months. Thanks Bill, thanks Danny. Upside: I only ran my A/C three times.

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Charlie Christ: I Asked God To Protect FL From Hurricanes. Result? No Hurricanes

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is taking credit for his state’s recent lack of hurricanes. Because he slipped God a note about it. Crist noted that just before his election in 2006, Florida had been affected by a total of eight hurricanes in 2004 and 2005. “Do you know the last time it was we had a hurricane in Florida? It’s …

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Quote Of The Day – Pastor John Piper

“The tornado in Minneapolis was a gentle but firm warning to the ELCA and all of us: Turn from the approval of sin. Turn from the promotion of behaviors that lead to destruction. Reaffirm the great Lutheran heritage of allegiance to the truth and authority of Scripture. Turn back from distorting the grace of God into sensuality. Rejoice in the …

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Hurricane Bill May Hit NYC

Hurricane Bill was just upgraded to Category 4 and is forecast to begin affecting the NYC area sometime Sunday morning. By then colder waters should have reduced its wind speed to a mere 115mph. Reverend Pat Robertson has not yet said whether he intends to pray Bill away from New York.

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Summer?

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In Mid July

It’s almost like I moved back to SF this summer. I needed a jacket to leave the house this morning. In July.

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It’s A Sunshine Day

June has seen 23 days of rain so far, but not today.

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Blame Canada

New York is seeing its coolest and wettest June in many years. The temp has rarely gotten above 70 and rainfall is already way above normal for the entire month. Here’s why: Abnormal cold across Canada has pushed the jet stream south of its usual location near the U.S.-Canada border. Instead, the jet stream is stretching from the Great Lakes …

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Folsom East Umbrella Fair Today

As you can see, we’re due for another wet Folsom East Fair today, but the forecast only calls for a half-inch of rain all day, so at best we’re probably only gonna get sprinkled on. When it started raining last year, the 10,000 or so folks in attendance had nowhere to run, so we all just covered our beers and …

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Daily Grumble

It’s about 45 in my apartment this morning and the building’s boiler has been shut off for the “summer.”

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Daily Ungrumble

Hey, what’s that bright thing?

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Top Five Nude Beaches

It’s a glorious day here in NYC and so it feels right to hip you to the Advocate’s just-posted list of the top five nude gay beaches. I’ve never been one of those “naked people” and I’ve done a pretty good job of staying out of the sun for the last 20 years, so no, I won’t go to Sandy …

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