Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring...with a Wintry Mix

Spring...with a Wintry Mix

Spring...with a Wintry Mix

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 09:44 AM PDT

Here are a few pictures I captured on Sunday 3/24 and Monday 3/25 after Saturday's 50 degree temperatures gave way to freezing rain and winter type conditions.

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Musharraf returns to Pakistan from self-imposed exile

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 08:37 AM PDT

Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf returned home on Sunday after more than four years in exile, He defies Taliban death threat and announced to participate in contest historic general Elections, March 24, 2013, Photo by Yasir Kazmi, Karachi, Pakistan.

Pervez Musharraf is prepared to risk any danger to stand for election on May 11th,
in what will be the first democratic transition of power in the history of a nuclear-armed country dominated by periods of military rule.

Musharraf seized power in a bloodless coup as army chief in 1999 and left the country after stepping down in August 2008.

Musharraf, who has been granted protective bail to lift the threat of immediate arrest on his return to Pakistan, was not nervous.

He was forced to scrap plans to address a public rally at the Karachi tomb of Pakistan's founding father Mohammad Ali Jinnah because of security fears and will instead address supporters at the heavily secured airport.

Police withdrew permission for the downtown rally after the Pakistani Taliban threatened to dispatch a squad of suicide bombers to assassinate Musharraf.

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Spring Snow On I95

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 03:21 PM PDT

Snow on I95 north in Petersburg Virginia 2/24/13 at 67:17 pm

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Spring Snow Blanketing the Cornfield

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 02:08 PM PDT

An unusual snow storm that has left up to 15 inches of snow from Colorado through Kansas and Nebraska has moved eastward and is now moving into the Indiana Cornfield. Accumulations are expected between 6 to 10 inches.


The images are of the storm beginning shortly after 4 p.m. (ET). The first looking out through my dining room window.


No, I was a good boy and did not venture outside. With the humidity at 93%, the pressure on my windpipes is almost unbearable. All the images were taken looking out the windows from Mark's Den.


The last image Iohn (tatboi43) sent me from Subway in Terre Haute where he's at work. This is how the snow is falling 10 miles north of the Cornfield.


This may be spring, but someone forgot to tell Old Man Winter he needs to be retired and kicking up his feet on a beach anywhere, but here.

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Hailstorm in Bowling Green Ky 3-24-13

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 01:08 PM PDT

Out of nowhere, downtown Bowling Green ky was literally covered with a while layer of grape sized hail....Damage to be determined later

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Valdez Alaska Buried in Snow March 24, 2013

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 12:14 PM PDT

Latest snowfall for Valdez Alaska - More than 4 feet of snow has dropped in the last 2 days and it is still falling. Here are some pictures from around the town of Valdez. Snow is the lower 48 cannot compare to the reality of the winters here in Valdez Alaska.

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Hail Storm in Ky.

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 11:36 AM PDT

Quarter to half inch round hail storm in Bowling Green, Ky.

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Posted: 24 Mar 2013 09:58 AM PDT

Specialist Ruth Allor salutes Sergeant Robert Allor United States Army, he is in his 3rd deployment, he is now in Afghanistan. We are very proud of you and we love you. We pray for your safe return home and we appreciate everything you do for our country. We are both in the military and we met in IRAQ on my 1st deployment . He is just a wonderful husband, a caring NCO and more than anything he is my HERO, life is just not the same without him around. Our marriage is full of separations due to our mission at times but our hearts belong together... please hurry home soldier, complete your mission we will be awaiting for your return home. We all love you.

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March 22 Blizzard 30 foot drifts

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 08:55 AM PDT

These drifts of snow are typical in Alberta and Saskatchewan as a spring blizzard paralyzed Western Canada with 140 car pileups; blocked roads, closed schools and -22 degree temps with 100 km/hour wind gusts.
Life was shut down here for 4 days. It's a long time till we will see spring grass. Even passenger trains were stranded in impassable snow drifts.
These are the deepest snows and storms we've had in 60 years. Though I'm sure all of this has happened before. Global warming? Don't bet on it.
There is one silver lining to this? Hopefully our lakes and streams will have runoff and drought won't be a companion this summer. It's either feast or famine in this country.We're a lot like Texas and Mongolia when it comes to extremes up here with our high desert plains that we farm.

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Record snowfall sends snowboardists explore Kiev's streets

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 08:45 AM PDT

A record blizzard that dumped more than 40mln tons of snow on Kiev over this weekend while was trouble for many, brought lots of extra fun to winter sport fans. Kiev is very hilly and quite a few streets are called "descents". One of the city's landmark streets is Andriyvskiy descent, snaking past 19th century buildings from upper town to lower town. It's paved with cobble stones and even walking on it requires some skills. It's been unofficially renamed to "AndriyvSKI" this weekend. Missing a chance to snowboard, ski, sled or just plain butt ride it all the way down was out of question for dozens of Kiev's winter sport fans. After all, this could be the last snow this season. Hopefully.

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March Winter Storm

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 08:44 AM PDT

March Winter Storm pics from the midwest. 9" of wet snow sticks on all it lands on. Makes for a beautiful Sunday drive.

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Rockaway Residents Demand Say in Sandy Recovery Plans

Posted: 24 Mar 2013 08:41 AM PDT


They came by bus, they came by car, and they could have come by subway had the line serving the Rockaways not been knocked out by Hurricane Sandy. The destination for Rockaway residents was New York's City Hall. As so many groups before them, wholly unsatisfied by the treatment they received by city government, this large, vocal group stood on the steps of the 200-year-old building demanding in no uncertain terms that the city include them in any recovery efforts planned for their community.

The purpose of the event was also to call attention to the fact that, more than four months after Hurricane Sandy, and despite the recent announcement from Senator Chuck Schumer's office of a $1 billion relief bill, which has been passed for coastal protection projects, the residents of the Rockaway Peninsula continue to wait for sand replenishment and other protective measures against further devastation from super storms and rising tides.

Together with State Senator Joe Addabbo, Jr. and City Council member Eric Ulrich, three of New York's mayoral hopefuls were on hand to show their support. They included former Giuliani administration member Joe Lhota, former City Council member Sal Albanese and current New York Comptroller John Liu.

"This is a very critical time for the people of Rockaway and the surrounding areas," said John Cori, Friends of Rockaway Beach co-founder. "The announcement that there is funding for major projects is good news. However, we need to remind our government that our town is in immediate danger, and measures still need to be taken to protect our community until the permanent barriers are put in place."

"It's also very important that there is transparency when it comes to how this money is spent and appropriated," added Eddy Pastore, the organization's other co-founder. "We're talking about the future of Rockaway, and this is not the time for outside agencies to be dictating what's best for us. This is our town and we want a seat at the table when it's time to plan out our future."

According to a press release from the Friends of Rockaway Beach, the process of making the homes and businesses of Rockaway safe again from the will of the ocean can best be described as somewhere between slow and non-existent and that presently an actual timeline for permanent protective measures has not been set.

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CWO4 Steve Lewis - Retiring after 30 years of Service

Posted: 23 Mar 2013 11:39 AM PDT

Robin and Team,


This is a long time friend who will be retiring after 30 years in the Naval Submarine Service. He has spent over 4 years of his life underwater and clearly understand sacrifice. We recently went to the DC area to attend a Seahawks game, because he is an avid Seahawks fan. It was a great time, and we were put on the cover of the Seattle Times. As I considered gifts that he would remember upon his retirement, this being aired on your show would be something he would never forget.

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Snow Baseball

Posted: 22 Mar 2013 03:12 PM PDT

Snow in March is nothing new in Erie, Pennsylvania. Baseball players at Gannon University don't mind a flurry or two, but well over a foot of snow in three days with games on the schedule is just a bit to much.


Mike Gallagher from Erie, PA paid a visit to the team's practice where players traded in their baseball bats for snow shovels.


Here is his CNN ireport.

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