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Ice Storm cancels Global Warming meeting!

Fresh off the Drudge Report this morning:

Tue Feb 13 2007 19:31:25 ET

The Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality hearing scheduled for Wednesday, February 14, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 Rayburn House Office Building has been postponed due to inclement weather. The hearing is entitled “Climate Change: Are Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Human Activities Contributing to a Warming of the Planet?”

The hearing will be rescheduled to a date and time to be announced later.


Wednesday: Freezing rain in the morning. Total ice accumulation between one half to three quarters of an inch. Brisk with highs in the mid 30s. North winds 10 to 15 mph…increasing to northwest 20 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 18. Northwest winds around 20 mph.

And Al Gore reaches out to kids and explains Global Warming in terms they can understand:

Conservative UAW Guy has a few things to say too.

Sister Toldjah reminds us of Al Gore’s bad day.

And more from – Pirate’s Cove

And Jammie Wearing Fool 

And HotAir

Oh – and did you know that St. Valentine’s Day contributes to global warming?

Heretics in the Church of Environmentalism


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Tornadic activity in Florida

Florida was definitely hit hard overnight – the worst time for tornadoes. People just don’t get the warnings and it’s evident in this case:

Strong Storms Destroy, Kill Overnight

The Associated Press says authorities have encountered an unknown number of fatalities, and quotes a Lake County sheriff’s dispatcher as saying there is “every kind of damage you can think of.”

WESH-TV reports “several” deaths.

“This situation is much more grave than we ever imagined,” said WESH-TV reporter Amanda Ober in a live report. Ober says the damage is most severe in mobile home parks and that the Lady Lake Assembly of God Church is completely destroyed.

Lake County spokesperson Christopher Patton says the county’s emergency operations center has been activated to coordinate the government’s search and rescue efforts.

Meanwhile, only one Lake County school is closed today. “All other schools are open today with expected delays,” Patton said in a statement.

Several tornado warnings were posted for Volusia County and surrounding areas this morning. The National Weather Service expected several strong storm cells to impact a wide stretch of the state, extending from west to east for at least 50 miles.

Damage reports began pouring in around 4 a.m.

Storm Team 8 Meteorologist John Winter says there have been no immediate reports of damage in the Tampa Bay area as the western edge of the front passed over the peninsula.

However, Winter said, localized flooding is likely this morning. Doppler radar estimates some northern parts of the Tampa Bay area may have received four to six inches of rain overnight.

Florida’s Department of Emergency Management says damage assessment teams are

headed to Central Florida to assess the aftermath. WESH-TV says at least one shelter is open.

Progress energy reports power outages are currently impacting 20,000 central Florida customers.

In 1998, more than a half dozen tornadoes touched down in roughly the same area of Central Florida, killing 42 people and inuring 265 others, according to weather service records.

According to Preston Cooke, Orange County Emergency Preparedness Division, who is being interviewed on Fox News right now,  they don’t use sirens in that area but encourage people to use weather radios for potential threats.

I hate to say this, but I wonder when the claims of Global Warming will enter into this news story?

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