Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Return of the Polar Vortex!

by Steve MacDonald December 7, 2017

Most recent GFS forecast run (12z) does have main event #PolarVortex (tropospheric version) visiting from its breeding ground in the cold Arctic. Ridge/trough wave train amplified / reinforces over period of next 10-days. That cyclonic wrap-up over Quebec is stunning pic.twitter.com/fl2nkfDjOf — Ryan Maue | weather.us (@RyanMaue) December 5, 2017   Snow is possible in […]

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Sea Ice Coverage vs. Polar Bear Population Predictions

by Steve MacDonald December 7, 2017

The bears are not cooperating. Data collected between 2007 and 2015 reveal that polar bear numbers have not declined as predicted and no subpopulation has been extirpated. Several subpopulations expected to be at high risk of decline remained stable and five showed increases in population size. Another at-risk subpopulation was not counted but showed marked […]

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Sen. Franken Quits the Senate

by Steve MacDonald December 7, 2017

As promised, earlier today, Senator Franken has announced he will step down at the end of the year. Sen. Al Franken on Thursday announced he was quitting the austere upper chamber amid mounting accusations that he forcibly kissed or groped women, bowing to resignation calls from more at least 32 of his fellow Senate Democrats. […]

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Democrat Sen. Al Franken Will Announce His Resignation Today

by Steve MacDonald December 7, 2017

From NHPR. Some breaking news from Minnesota tonight. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that Senator Al Franken will announce his resignation from the Senate tomorrow. His decision comes after at least 30 Senate Democrats, including leader Chuck Schumer, today called on Franken to step down. There have now been seven accusers. We’ll share the news […]

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