Cold Temps Create Icehouse er, ice-lighthouse, on Lake Erie

Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Jorgensen, USCG Shown here is the Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse, on Lake Erie after a large storm swept across the mid-west bringing high winds, snow and subzero temperatures along with it.  The ice has reportedly wreaked havoc on lighthouses and other aids to navigation throughout the Great Lakes forcing the USCG to issue … [Read more...]

50 ships, thousands of people, stuck in Baltic Sea ice

By Nina Larson (AFP) STOCKHOLM — Around 50 ships, including large ferries carrying thousands, were stuck in the ice in the Baltic Sea, with many unable to move until Friday, Swedish maritime authorities said. Several vessels, including at least one passenger ferry carrying more than 1,000 people, had collided with each other as they drifted amid huge blocks of … [Read more...]

Farmers Almanac Winter 2009

Here is prediction from the Farmers' Almanac for the winter of 2009. For 2008–2009, the Farmers' Almanac is forecasting a “numbing” winter, with below-average temperatures for at least two-thirds of the country. Only the Far West and Southeast will see near-normal temperatures. Few, if any, locations will enjoy many above-normal temperature days this upcoming … [Read more...]