The National Weather Service says that we have not seen snows like this in 12 years, In fact, this January in Spokane was the 4th snowiest January since records have been kept. What's more, through January 31, this is the seventh snowiest winter EVER in Spokane. Even if it doesn't snow again this winter, it would be the 20th snowiest winter since 1881.
So much for the "hockey stick" (the 3rd and 6th all-time snowiest winters were in the Nineties.) Does anybody know how that global warming event went in Moscow yesterday? Or was it cancelled because of snow?
UDPATE: From yesterday's Moscow-Pullman Daily News:
Talk warming - The Palouse Clearwater Environmental Institute will sponsor a night of global warming information, discussion, and entertainment at 6 p.m. at Mikey's Gryos on Main Street in Moscow. The "Focus the Nation" event will include a forum on how things such as the media, denial, and technology can sometimes be obstacles to combating climate change. Kenton Bird, Fritz Fiedler and Heather Truelove will be on the panel. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER.