Winter Storm Continues Impacting Eastern U.S. – Severe Storms in Southeast

Dangerous travel conditions, numerous power outages, extensive tree damage in some areas. Well below normal temperatures throughout the central third of the country into the weekend. Record cold likely in South-Central U.S. through Saturday morning.

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“A major winter storm will continue to bring significant impacts from the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast U.S. today,” warns the National Weather Service. “Significant ice accumulations and heavy snowfall are expected.” Severe storms will remain possible in the Southeast U.S. into Thursday afternoon. Well below normal temperatures will exist throughout the central third of the country into the weekend.”

Light snow and freezing rain to linger across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic through Friday.

Flash flooding and severe thunderstorms remain possible this evening and overnight across portions of the Southeast.

Bitter cold temperatures continue to slowly warm throughout the Central/Southern Plains into the weekend.

The headlining weather story today is a winter storm tracking along the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic coast that is currently producing light snow across the Northeast and earlier this morning was responsible significant ice accumulations across the Mid-Atlantic. Much of the heaviest snowfall amounts have already fallen, with an additional 2 to 4 inches of snow possible through Friday evening across the Northeast and Southern New England.

Dangerous travel conditions, numerous power outages, and extensive tree damage

A little farther south, significant and disruptive ice accumulations were observed across southwest Virginia and northwestern North Carolina today. An additional tenth of an inch of freezing rain is possible this evening across similar areas. Some locations could receive a dangerous storm total half inch of ice accumulation. The result will be dangerous travel conditions, numerous power outages, and extensive tree damage. Light freezing rain/drizzle could also stretch as far as north as the I-95 corridor from the Washington D.C. to Philadelphia metro areas this evening, which could prompt slippery travel on Friday morning. Light snow will finally dissipate across the Northeast by late in the day on Friday.

Meanwhile, a slow moving cold front associated with the ongoing winter storm is producing scattered heavy rain across the Southeast from northern Florida to the eastern Carolinas. Instances of flash flooding will be possible into the overnight hours. Much of the region has experienced an abundance of rainfall over the last few weeks, therefore any additional heavy rain could struggle to quickly drain. WPC has issued a Slight Risk of Excessive Rainfall across the region, with Flash Flood Watches also currently in effect. Across northern Florida and southern Georgia, isolated thunderstorms could turn severe. In fact, the Storm Prediction Center has issued a Slight Risk of Severe Thunderstorms for this area through early Friday morning. Thunderstorms will have the capability to produce damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.

Record cold likely in South-Central U.S. through Saturday morning

The prolonged stretch of frigid temperatures courtesy of a strong Arctic high pressure system continues to gradually loosen its icy grip over the Heartland. That said, abnormally cold temperatures will hang around through the weekend. Record cold daily maximum and minimum temperatures are likely in the South-Central U.S. through Saturday morning. The Plains and Mississippi Valley can expect daily temperature anomalies ranging between 20 and 30 degrees below normal.

The Ohio Valley will also remain in a deep freeze through Saturday with high temperatures remaining below the freezing mark.

1 to 2 feet of snow for Cascade Range, 6 to 12 inches in the Sawtooth, Bitterroots, and Tetons

Across the Northwest, a pacific storm system will make landfall this evening and deliver more coastal/valley rain and mountain snow to the region. A steady onshore flow continues to favor additional upsloping winds along the Cascades while Pacific moisture advances deeper into the Intermountain West. Through Friday night, 1 to 2 feet of snow is forecast to pile up along the Cascade Range with 6 to 12 inches of snow possible in the Sawtooth, Bitterroots, and Teton mountain ranges. Those along the coastal range of northern California and western Oregon/Washington may receive 1 to 2 inches of rain through Friday night.

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  1. To Robert Felix: Thought you would get a kick out of this. Interesting to watch as the “intelligentsia” begin to awaken to the next ice-age. Keep up the good work.

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    Bert Dohmen Warns “Forget Global Warming – The True Danger may be Global Cooling”
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    by Dohmen Capital Research
    Monday, Feb 22, 2021 – 20:10

    BY BERT DOHMEN
    Founder of Dohmen Capital Research Group

    “The ultimate ignorance is the rejection of something you know nothing about yet refuse to investigate.” ― Dr. Wayne Dyer

    Because of the winter storm disaster in Texas and some other states, and the “global warming” crowd telling us it is the result of not doing enough with “green energy,” I want to give you my thoughts on the subject, citing my research over the years.

    In our latest Wellington Letter (published February 21, 2021), we commented on the latest storm:

    The power outages: Everyone knows about the winter storm that knocked out power for days in Texas. The news has been monopolized over the past several days. People are freezing and stores are empty. It’s bad enough to have no power and no heat for many nights and days, but now other people who had power are getting their electrical bills. According to one article:

    “One man whose average bill was around $660 per month, now got a bill for $17,000. Oilprice.com estimated that to charge a Tesla would cost a person $900 [during the storm].”

    This is the price paid for using an inefficient source of power, namely windmills. Aside from creating mountains of unrecyclable used blades, they are additionally killing millions of birds. How can this possibly be called “green?”

    Uranium is now being promoted as a “clean” alternative again. But they still don’t have a method to dispose of used uranium fuel in a safe way. They best they can do is bury it underground and let future generations solve the problem.

    Solar is the one true “green” alternative energy source, as I said in a debate with my high school science teacher more than half a century ago. If only half the money spent on bad “green” energy, like windmills, micro-algae, and other far-fetched ideas, were spent on solar research and efficient storage of electrical energy, the advances would have been much greater.

    (End of Wellington Letter excerpt)

    The term “Global Warming” was changed to “Climate Change” when scientific evidence emerged, and then intentionally suppressed, that a long term period of “global cooling” may be ahead. It could last perhaps 11 years, but could last as long over 30 years or more according to NASA.

    NASA’s research showed that the world may be starting a long period of “cooling” based on scientific evidence regarding diminishing sun spots, which is a sign of diminished energy output from the sun. This comes at a time that the science ignorami of the world have protest marches against global warming. Are the protests directed against the sun?

    Link: Amidst Global Warming Hysteria, NASA Expects Global Cooling – Mike Shedlock (townhall.com)

    Why should investors be concerned about this topic? Because whether there is global warming or global cooling is very important; it can help forecast the areas of the economy, and the geographic regions of the world, that will outperform or underperform. Since governments and the masses are usually totally wrong in predicting disasters, we decided some years ago to gather evidence that Al Gore’s war on the climate was a hoax. When politicians go to such an extreme effort to convince the people of something, you can be sure that the only motive is MONEY.

    If the evidence we have gathered from sources such as NASA, and if “global cooling” could be the true long term problem, we have to consider the enormous effect on the economies of the world.

    With shorter growing seasons for farmers, there will be huge crop shortages. These already started several years ago. Agricultural prices will have a very big, long term up-move. Here is the chart of the ETF for agricultural prices, DBA:

    DBA had a 10 year bear market. If cooling becomes more evident, there will be a rush to restock inventories. China has been a huge buyer of agricultural products. Do their scientists know more than our politicians? Highly likely!

    Climate change is a long-term change. You don’t say the earth is getting hot just because last week there was a heat wave somewhere. There are about 8 billion people in the world. Imagine how long-term food shortages would affect them? There will be many other shortages of commodities as the world has to adjust to the new reality.

    Shortages produce much higher prices especially when it comes to essential food. Higher inflation triggers immense changes in the economies and the behavior of people. That affects prices of investments. Look at the changes produced by a coronavirus, which is similar to the flu virus. The problem was not the virus, but politicians reacting to it and using it to promote their own programs. The slogan is: “Never let a crisis go to waste.”

    The billions of people who cannot pay the higher prices will die, or resort to theft in order to eat. But if store shelves are empty, there is not much to steal. The social upheaval will be significant. Read about the last mini-ice age that lasted 75 years in the Middle Ages.

    International renowned futurist and investment analyst Bert Dohmen, founder of Dohmen Capital Research group, has astounded investors for 45 years with the accuracy of his forecasts. Read his complete article on DohmenCapital.com: http://bit.ly/DCRGlobalCooling

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