Ditka

If February ended today, this would be the coldest winter on record in Illinois, almost 11C colder than 1932

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14 Responses to Ditka

  1. Gail Combs says:

    Is that 11C or has a decimal been misplaced?

  2. perdogg says:

    I remember the MNF game that Dallas played against Chicago and it was not even winter yet. The high was 26 and the low was 3.

  3. Fred from Canuckistan says:

    My computerized climate model says I should be tending my palm trees right about now.

    I always trust a computer model.

  4. R. de Haan says:

    Drudge carries a lead article of en expert letting us know the Great lake will be frozen solid soon.

    On the other side some people are preparing for hot events: http://mediatrackers.org/ohio/2014/02/10/ohio-national-guard-training-envisions-right-wing-terrorism

    • Don says:

      Heard about that on the Savage Nation. White, Christian men are being made into the great threat against the insane feds aided and abetted by some states.

        • Gail Combs says:

          AH, I did find some data on Ohio.

          The guess by Deutsch Bank is up to a 300% increase in electric bills for northern Ohio. Michigan is also going to be hit hard. The other effected area is a 13 state area around DC.

          This steep increase will hit in 2015 The company with the highest increase is FirstEnergy this is a map of the area controled LINK

          That looks like the cities affected will include Cleveland, Akron, Columbus, and Pittsburgh PA

          …Ohio households and businesses learned recently the price they will pay for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency being wrong: Electric bills will skyrocket as EPA regulations take down many more power plants than the agency predicted.

          The PJM Interconnection conducts an annual auction to secure advance commitments for sufficient electricity capacity to meet the needs of a 13-state region that includes Ohio. The results are in, and they point to a stunning hike in electricity bills….

          According to PJM, prices are increasing because of the unprecedented retirement of existing coal-fired generating plants resulting from EPA regulations that take effect in 2015.

          Utility executives agree the prices increases nationally are going to be signficant. This is from CNN:

          Rising utility bills: Over 90% of the executives surveyed believe that rules requiring the use of more renewable energy and a cut in pollution from coal-fired power plants will lead to higher monthly utility bills for consumers. Over half said these bills will rise significantly…

          Michigan and Ohio Hit Worst By Recent Announcements. In our recent analysis, the vast majority of new announced retirements will occur in Michigan and Ohio. Operators in Michigan have announced more than 1 GW of closures due to EPA regulations. Michigan, already reeling from record high unemployment, has warned that further closures due to the regulations could threaten reliability in both the Upper and Lower Peninsulas. The situation is even worse in Ohio, which is now facing 6 GW of closures, the most in the entire country….

          Northern Ohio Expected to See Disproportionally High Electricity Prices. Financial analysts now expect prices to increase even higher in northern Ohio due to recent power-plant closures caused by Utility MACT. UBS projects future capacity prices in this May’s Future Capacity Auction for 2015/2016 will increase at least 60 percent in northern Ohio. According to UBS, this increase is due to significant transmission congestion caused by recently announced Utility MACT-related power-plant closures. Deutsch Bank has said that prices could increase by as much as 300 percent.

    • Gail Combs says:

      I am not surprised.
      Ohio will get hit hardest with shut down of coal plants. Customers will get to foot the bill for the cost of new plants (Natural Gas) Business will pack-up and head elsewhere like China, India or Mexico.

      http://www.instituteforenergyresearch.org/2012/08/01/generating-companies-are-shuttering-coal-plants-at-record-rates-eia-reports/

      It is interesting that I can find ZERO information about what the increase in electric bills for Ohio is likely to be.

      All I can find is this: Obama’s war on coal hits your electric bill

    • Gail Combs says:

      I took a quick look at CLEVELAND, Ohio

      Cleveland is over 50% black with 30% of the population between 25 and 44. (only 7% in the 15 to 24 category)

      Given what Obummer and his war on coal is about to do to that area, I find this story very sad. Giving people hope and then yanking it away is the nastiest thing a president can do. Maybe that is what “Hope and Change” really meant. Build up hope and change it to anguish.

      Clevelanders don’t need a study to tell them that a hard-working region bled manufacturing jobs for the last 20 years. They see the reminders — the empty factories and the rusty rails — every time they drive through the old neighborhood….

      According to an analysis being released today by Team NEO, manufacturing output has returned to something near 1990 levels in Northeast Ohio and is ready to blow past historic markers. By the year 2020, the value of goods made, stamped, soldered or assembled here will have increased by nearly 40 percent, outpacing the national growth rate.

      That turnaround is powered by the region’s steady if painful transition from traditional manufacturing, like steel-making, to the advanced manufacturing of precision parts, chemicals and polymers — products competitive in the global economy.

      “We’re still making lots of stuff,” said Tom Waltermire, the chief executive officer at Team NEO, a business attraction agency representing 18 counties in Northeast Ohio. “The mix of what we’re making here has changed noticeably,”

      Waltermire said the effect of that diversification could be seismic.

      Despite the staggering losses in the blue-collar ranks, manufacturing remains the largest contributor to the regional economy….
      http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2013/02/clevelands_manufacturing_indus.html

      (The comment section is interesting)

  5. Andy DC says:

    It will probably rebound some, but even so there is absolutely no trend since the 1920’s. But we must act RIGHT NOW or we will all DIE!! From what, I have no clue.

  6. Mohatdebos says:

    As the President stated very succinctly, elections have consequences. Both Michigan and Ohio voted for Obama even though he promised to raise their energy bills. They have no right to complain. I live in Michigan and was among the minority that did note vote for the Messiah.

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