Global Not Warming, Of Course Climate Change is real! Part 1

Many are saying that the recent Artic Outbreak across the deep south is another indicator of the effects of man’s overuse of Fossil Fuels. We have gone from heat waves in the 2000’s and cry’s of “Global Warming” to cold waves in the 2010’s to flip flop terms to “climate change” Of course Climate Change is real!

No one can deny that the climate changes from time to time.

All one has to do is google “coldest weather events in Texas history”. You will soon find many past events of rather cold and harsh winter weather outbreaks in Texas often in February.

See links below.

Wild Weather in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandle

Top 10 Weather Events of the 20th Century

(as prepared by the staff at the National Weather Service in Amarillo)

1. Dust Bowl (1930 to 1939)

2. April 9, 1947 White Deer/Glazier/Higgins Tornado

3. March 22-25, 1957 Blizzard

  • Worst spring blizzard on record.
  • Responsible for 11 panhandle deaths, numerous injuries, $6 million in damage.
  • Texas Panhandle reported 30 ft drifts; Oklahoma Panhandle reported 15 ft drifts.
  • 10 to 20 inches of snow reported across the panhandles.
  • 20 percent of the panhandles cattle population was lost in the storm.
  • Huge drifts stranded thousands of motorists, including snowplows attempting rescues.
  • True white out conditions, with visibilities reduced to zero at times.

4. Great Ice Storm (November 23-25, 1940)

  • Considered the worst ice storm in the nation through 1940.
  • Freezing rain (heavy at times) or drizzle fell for 2 ½ days.
  • Ice formed around power lines, 2 inches in diameter, and 6 inches in circumference, and weighed 13 lbs per linear foot.
  • Huge trees split in half and downed trees littered residential sections of Amarillo and Canyon.
  • Thousands of power poles and wires were down.
  • Communications in the panhandles failed completely for up to 3 days.
  • Complete power failure in Amarillo/Canyon for 3 days.
  • Amarillo city water supply failed for 3 days.

5. April 6-8, 1938 Blizzard

  • Known as the 84-hour blizzard.
  • Occurred across the eastern half of the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles.
  • 8 deaths, 7 in Pampa, 1 in the Oklahoma Panhandle.
  • 10 to 20 foot drifts.
  • Sustained winds of 77 mph reported in Pampa at midnight April 7.
  • True white out conditions, with visibilities reduced to zero at times.
  • All transportation was brought to a standstill.

6. 1995 Tornado Outbreak (including the Pampa tornado)

7. April 17-18, 1970 Tornado Outbreak

8. February 1-8, 1956 Snowstorm

  • Largest “unofficial” snow totals occurred in the Panhandles.
  • 43 inches fell in Vega, 24 inches in Hereford, and 14 inches in Amarillo.
  • 23 deaths, numerous injuries.
  • Longest continuous snowfall: snowed continuously for 92 hours in some locations.
  • All modes of transportation were brought to a standstill.
  • Hundreds of cattle died due to the storm.
  • Feed and supplies for cattle had to be airlifted in.

9. May 15, 1949 Amarillo Tornado

10. (tie) Feb 1-15, 1905 and Dec 29, 1978 – Jan 11,1979 Arctic Outbreaks

  • Average high during cold wave: 21 (1905 outbreak) and 20 (1978-79 outbreak).
  • Average low during cold wave: 4 (1905 outbreak) and 5 (1978-79 outbreak).
  • Average temperature during cold wave: 13 for both.
  • Coldest max temperature: -2 (1905 outbreak and all-time record) and 6 (1978-79 outbreak).
  • Coldest min temperature: -15 (1905 outbreak).
  • Coldest wind chill: -43 (1905 outbreak) and -45 (1978-79 outbreak).
  • Longest continuous period of below freezing temperatures; 13 days, 5 hours: (1978-79 outbreak).
  • Coldest month on record with an average monthly temperature of 24.7: (1978-79 outbreak).
  • Number of days max temperature 20 degrees or colder: 7 (1905 outbreak) and 6 (1978-79 outbreak).

HONORABLE MENTION 10

(IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER)

  • February 2-5, 1964 Blizzard
  • 17.5 inches of snow in Amarillo, 26″ in Borger, 21″ in Panhandle.
  • Fritch Tornado Outbreak (June 27, 1992)
  • February 21-22, 1971 Blizzard
  • 1 to 2 feet of snow, roads closed for 2 days, 12 ft drifts, high cattle losses.
  • March 23, 1987 Blizzard
  • 1 to 2 feet of snow, 12 ft drifts, 3 injuries, thousands of motorists stranded.
  • Summer Heat Wave of 1953
  • December 1983 Arctic Outbreak
  • 7 days temps fell below 0, 9 record lows stand today, 13 days below 32.
  • Summer Heat Wave of 1998
  • June 16, 1969 Amarillo hailstorm

Canyon Flood (May 26, 1978)

January 28-30, 1999 Winter Storm

$8.5 million damage, 50,000 lost power – some for days , All travel ceased.

LINK

So is this Climate Change, yes.

Is it man made?

No.

Is it God made?

Yes.

How can one know this? What is the real cause?

Grand Solar Minimum

A quick search on the internet will revel that it is a normal cycle of the sun. The Sun cycles between really hot and not as hot. We are in a period of the cycle that is “not as hot”. It’s that simple.

See the link below if you want to geek out on it.

Articles by Valentina Zharkova Link1 and Link 2

Link Below By NASA Global Climate Change

https://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2953/there-is-no-impending-mini-ice-age/

To be Continued

See Part II about Texas Energy Grid Problems in 2021

Sources

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7575229/
  2. https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/texas/winter-storms-tx/
  3. https://www.weather.gov/ama/top10_events
  4. https://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2953/there-is-no-impending-mini-ice-age/
  5. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23328940.2020.1796243
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7575229/

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