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New Storm Hits Northeast, Zaps Power, Flights
And there may be more to come this weekend
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Feb 5, 2014 9:31 AM CST
Framed by snow covered trees, a University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown student treks through the snow to his morning class Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in Johnstown, Pa.   (AP Photo/The Tribune-Democrat, Todd Berkey)

(Newser) – Little relief for the Northeast after a snowstorm Monday: Today, it's facing another winter storm, one that's already canceled some 2,400 flights, Fox News reports. Snowfall will range between a few inches in some areas, including New York City and Pittsburgh, to more than a foot in the Catskills and parts of New England. The "norm," per CNN, will be eight to 12 inches, with snowfall slowing in the afternoon. Ice is also expected in many areas, with New York City facing half an inch. In the Philadelphia area, more than 500,000 are without power, reports. Areas across New England are closing schools.

More snow could also hit Illinois and Iowa, with ice and freezing rain in Mississippi. Some 120 million people may be affected, CNN notes. "A little bit of everything for everybody, it seems like," says a Pennsylvania meteorologist. "About the only thing we probably won't have is locusts." And today's not the end of it: Another winter storm is due this weekend, and it could be the worst of a bad week, AccuWeather reports.

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Feb 5, 2014 4:01 PM CST
There seems a pattern which has been followed in the past decade or so, too. Years with powerful hurricane seasons seem to have moderate winters, while years without major hurricane seasons, like the last two years, seem to have extremely powerful winters. It seems there is an amount of effective energy in the air that needs to be released, either as hurricanes in the warmer months or massive snowfall in the colder part of the year. This does not necessarily seem to have been the case so powerfully more than a decade or so ago. But that's the year when the government program of doping the air with weather modification chemicals from high flying jets, leaving long, non dissipating vapor lanes stretching from horizon to horizon, lasting for up to an hour, what came to be known as “chemtrails”, was first exposed because the lanes started to be seen, as many as a dozen or more in the sky at one time. In fact, chemtrailing seems to have begun in the early Fifties, when jets first began to be used worldwide. They were first seen around 1997 because, it seems, that was the year the skies became so saturated with chemical that any new contributions precipitated out. In the years between 1950 and 1997, chemtrails had other effects, such as increasing the number of tornadoes per year from the previous constant 180 to the point where, now, there are seven or more times that number per year, and creating the first new cloud species to be added to the Cloud Catalog since its inception, the cirrus intortus. Since 1997, the saturation of the atmosphere with weather modification chemical, most of the phenomena attributed to climate change have occurred, including the warmest year on record; the largest year-to-year drop in Arctic sea ice coverage; the Northwest Passage being open for the first time in human history; the most intense hurricane season on record; the accelerated disappearance of glaciers; the disappearance of bees; unprecedented hundred degree heat waves from London to Siberia; the appearance of tornadoes where they were previously unknown, like Brooklyn; the arrival of unprecedented hundred mile per hour straight line wind storms, called “super derechos”; and the development of the first new cloud species to be seen since cirrus intortus, the undulatus asperatus. Chemtrails are the cause of climate change, not “fossil fuels”. The chemicals they inject into the atmosphere cause an unnatural concentration of energy that apparently has to be worked off, one way of the other.
Feb 5, 2014 2:51 PM CST
7" in Providence, RI with a consistency of cement mix. Yuck.
Feb 5, 2014 9:39 AM CST
Amazing how the Gods of Football made sure the weather was fine for the Superbowl and now it's back to being bad for the Northeast.