Brain Vortex At Salon

Salon published this map, and also tells their readers that the Arctic is melting. Their brains appear to have been sucked into a vortex.

ScreenHunter_398 Feb. 24 05.17

It still isn’t over: The polar vortex is about to hit for the third time –

h/t to Peter William Lount


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14 Responses to Brain Vortex At Salon

  1. Gail Combs says:

    Wunderground so far shows nothing of this ‘Polar Express’ the forecast is lows into the 20- 30F and highs 40 -50F.

    On the other hand Wunderground showed 6 inches of snow as less than an inch of rain.

    • Andy DC says:

      It is going to be an extremely cold week, especially in the Midwest. Temps easily 30 degrees below normal.

      It is funny how they make it look like the rest of the world is broiling.

    • Brian H says:

      Since 10″ or so of snow melts to the equivalent of about 1″ of rain, it all depends on whether the snow melts on the way down to the ground (rain starts as ice crystals and snow at altitude).

  2. Psalmon says:

    I love how the rest of the planet is a burning cauldron. I wasn’t aware the Moon had two Suns.

  3. Sundance says:

    The picture is from NASA. I believe the red depicts the lava that CO2 is creating or it could be the latest adjustments by Gavin. 🙂

  4. Gail Combs says:

    IF you have not seen this Jet stream Forecast, animated map it is interesting:

  5. gator69 says:

    Is that Mars?

  6. tom0mason says:


    It’s the purple-people-eater!

  7. Gail Combs says:

    Yeah. I love the big RED globe.
    Seems Japan is still digging out of the last snow that dumped 200cm of snow fall last weekend (~ 14th?) on Yamanashi Prefecture. The stores are running out of food.

    INDIA: “Shimla: Heavy snowfall in many parts of Himachal Pradesh on Sunday has bring down temperatures and affected the normal life. The state capital Shimla which experienced the coldest night at minus 2.4 degrees Celsius and key tourist resort of Manali were cut off from rest of the state due to heavy snowfall. People remained without milk, bread, vegetables and other commodities…” — February 16, 2014 zeenews(DOT)

    South Korea resort roof collapses, 9 dead — February 17, 2014 news(DOT)

    Rare June snow blankets northwest China. — Reuters – 21 June 2013

    Record snowfall (almost 7 ft) in northern Iran
    Temperatures up to 40 degrees below normal in the [US] High Plains

    Slovenia paralyzed by snow and ice

    Southern Austria on highest avalanche alert after heavy snow – A meter of snow in two days – Valleys and roads cut off

    Serbia – 1,000 evacuated from cars, buses and trains – Snow drifts 3.5 meters high

    Poland – Heavy snowfall and blizzards
    Heavy snowfalls and blizzard hammer southern Romania

    Warming in the Arctic???? – – I would hate to see what cold is.

    5 February 2014… Wind chill warning for Hall Beach and Kugaaruk

    …Extreme wind chill values below -55C (-67F) tonight into Saturday.

    A low pressure system is moving northward into Davis Strait tonight. As the low approaches Clyde River, northwesterly winds are expected to increase to 50 or 60 km/h (31.1 to 37.3 mph) Saturday morning with gusts to 80 km/h (49.7 mph). The strong winds will bring blizzard conditions with visibilities below 400 metres (1312″) for most of the day into Saturday night….

    In Hall Beach tonight, temperatures near the -40 degree Celsius (-40F) mark and northwesterly winds of 20 km/h (12.4 mph) are generating extreme wind chill values below -55C (-67F)….

    The earth has been getting plastered with blizzards for the last ten years but they rarely make the US news.

  8. Steve Keohane says:

    Gail Combs says: February 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Wunderground so far shows nothing of this ‘Polar Express’ the forecast is lows into the 20- 30F and highs 40 -50F.

    On the other hand Wunderground showed 6 inches of snow as less than an inch of rain.

    Gail, I think an inch of rain makes about a foot of snow. From what I have been measuring over the past thirty years.

  9. Steve Case says:

    My local aviation weather
    says Wednesday morning will be rather chilly.

  10. Rosco says:

    As the cold “leaks out of the Arctic” it is simple Physics 101 to grasp the temperature must be increasing ????

  11. Brian H says:

    The vortex is not a problem; that is the bounded swirl of cold air around the pole. When its boundary weakens and allows some cold to escape south, that’s a problem. Sort of a vortex breakdown. That’s what cold-o-phobes need to worry about.

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