Old timers from Southern Utah explain that it is not the amount of snowfall that
this recent storm has brought. What is different and unique, and has not
occurred before, according to them, are the extremely cold temperatures that
this weather pattern has produced.
This is not an indication of the climate changing in St. George. Although it is
rare, there have always been freak storms like this on occasion. Record snowfall
in St. George was 10 inches in January of 1974. The forecast for St. George
indicates that it will be back to normal St. George weather by the end of the
week.As for the people claiming that the climate is changing
everywhere, it is the result of natural climate change, which has happened since
the earth came in to existence (however you believe that happened).
We moved from the Salt Lake area to St. George to get away from the snow. Some
of our ward members and neighbors are looking funny at us, like we brought it
with us. We and got 5-6 inches in our patio here. Nice Christmas present,
@faniA 2F warming on average globally isn't going to eliminate
December snow or cold fronts... just interpret it as "it'd be 2F cooler
every day without the shift in climate the past 100 years".
We believe, we believe.St. George is the latest to experience climate
change first hand.Anyone traveling this way from the north, please donate
any extra snow shovels on your way through!Thanks!
@troutman- the weather systems and patterns have been around for a bizillion
years now. I think it's almost impossible to come to a conclusion about our
weather from 30 years or even 100 years of weather observation. In the
70's a global cooling was scientifically reported. It was quickly
discovered that there was no money to be made from putting the fear of getting
cooler to everyone. However, the plan to scare everyone with global warming has
been working quite well for some. Lots of money has been made on this one. Also,
many government regulations and mandates have came from a warming scare. I think
there is not enough evidence from such a short global history of our
understanding of weather to conclude anything right now.
Dying for some love from global warming...oops my bad, we are experiencing
Weather or Climate is changing. Have you noticed that anything South of the
42nd North Latitude is getting more moisture, and anything North of the 42nd
North Latitude is getting less and less moisture. Just check out the Rivers,
lakes, and reservoirs of Southern Idaho, and the same up into Southern Montana.
They are very low and have been in drought conditions the last 3 years. I
have been curious as to why the precep. disappears after it leaves the Cascade
Mountains of Oregon and Washington. Cloud seeding perhaps. I know about 25
years ago Evanston, Wyoming had to threaten to sue the State of Utah over its
cloud seeding of the Salt Lake Valley during the winter to try and stop the
inversions, and also keep the airport open during heavy fog times. Problem was
Evanston, Wyoming about 75 miles to the East of SLC, kept getting less and less
precep. And scientists came to the conclusion that the cloud seeding was
robbing the natural moisture patterns of that area. When Utah quit the practice
of Cloud seeding Evanstons moisture went back to normal.
About 7 inches of snow at my house in south St. George. If you come down
from the north, please bring a snow shovel to share. Thank you.Merry Christmas!