Grand Rapids, Michigan, Breaks Century-Old Snowfall Record

The Earth is heating up so much that some places like Grand Rapids, Michigan, are experiencing record snowfall. MLive.com reported:

This week’s stretch of seemingly never-ending snowfall earned Grand Rapids residents some bragging rights.

Snowfall totals for Grand Rapids so far this month have made for the snowiest November on record, with 28.4 inches that accumulated as of 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, according to the National Weather Service. The previous record of 28.2 inches was set in 1895.

The city has been hit with 23.5 inches of lake-effect snow since Monday, and this week’s winter storm currently ranks fifth among the top-10 all-time snowfall totals in a four-day span. A stretch at the end of December in 2001 holds the top spot with 32.4 inches.

The winter storm began Monday with 6 inches of snow in Grand Rapids, followed by about 10 inches Tuesday, 2.9 inches on Wednesday and 5 inches as of Thursday evening.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 7 a.m. for the greater Grand Rapids region and Lakeshore counties. Another 2-4 inches is expected by morning, with the most accumulation near I-96. Snow showers later this evening will shift to mainly near and west of U.S. 131, the National Weather Service said.

The global warming alarmists have already been devising theories to explain why a rapidly heating globe can contribute to record snowfalls and overall lower temperatures. Here’s the Washington Post:

Back in 2012, two researchers with a particular interest in the Arctic, Rutgers’ Jennifer Francis and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Stephen Vavrus, published a paper called “Evidence linking Arctic amplification to extreme weather in mid-latitudes.” In it, they suggested that the fact that the Arctic is warming so rapidly is leading to an unexpected but profound effect on the weather where the vast majority of us live — a change that, if their theory is correct, may have something to do with the extreme winter weather the U.S. has seen lately.

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According to Francis, the extreme U.S. winter of last year and now, the extremes at the beginning of this season, fit her theory. “This winter looks a whole lot like last winter, it’s a very amplified jet stream pattern,” she says. “We know that when we get these patterns, it tends to be very persistent. And it is definitely the type of pattern that we expect to see more often as the Artic continues to warm so fast.”

Whether the planet is going through a warming phase or a cooling phase is not the issue. Where it becomes political is when the government blames our planet’s natural climate cycles on a particular political party. We’re experiencing weather “extremes” – something that has never been witnessed in all of human history until now – simply because certain corporations in the energy industry are more powerful and wealthy than others. If only the government could tax and regulate those rich one-percenters to death and make rich one-percenters out of the green industry. Then and only then will our climate go back to “normal,” whatever that is, and we can all be saved from certain annihilation.

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