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The Winter Outside is Delightful

We’ve only just begun to receive our latest snowstorm up here in Maine, but the first few inches delight me, with the promise of feet to come. I’ll have some work to do to make my immediate environment livable, but after a winter that wasn’t last year I’m refreshed. It’s good to have [...]

Blooming Hope

The Final Flowers of 2009

Less than one minute after I took this photograph, a snow began to fall which covered these flowers. Even the English primrose will not, I think, persist in blooming now.

Ragged Mountain Goes Through the Paces, Waiting for Flakes

Weather dispatch from above the 44th Parallel: Heading out on Sunday to the annual ski swap to buy my kids some dirt-cheap used ice skates, I took a look up Ragged Mountain:

The hill is groomed and they’ve got the snow makers at the ready just in case, but we’re still waiting for flakes [...]

Tomorrow Has Already Begun, 350

In the Himalayan nation of Bhutan, which relies on glacial melt for human water supplies, two 350 Day activities are already underway. Likewise in India, China, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines… [...]

Arctic Sea Ice Update: Less Ice Than 2008, Far Below 1979-2000 Average

Don’t fear the data.

The latest data on sea ice extent — updated on Thursday October 29, 2009 to reflect the most recently available data, up through Tuesday October 27, 2009 — in the arctic from the National Snow and Ice Data Center:

This updated data shows that as of October 27 2009, there’s [...]

Ice Extent Sensor Fails for One Month, Global Warming Doubters Go Ape

This morning, another person who also goes by the name of Jim left this comment to a post regarding data on Arctic sea ice extent collected by the National Snow and Ice Data Center:

OK, all this data must be considered faulty because the National Snow and Ice Data Center now admits their sensor has [...]

Snow and Ice on a Wintry Night

For once, winter is wintry. Sleep tight.