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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:51 am    Post subject: Snow falls in the United Arab Emirates Reply with quote

Snow falls in the United Arab Emirates


Snow covered the Jebel Jais area for only the second time in recorded history yesterday.

So rare was the event that one lifelong resident said the local dialect had no word for it.

According to the RAK Government, temperatures on Jebel Jais dropped to -3°C on Friday night. On Saturday, the area had reached 1°C.

Major Saeed Rashid al Yamahi, a helicopter pilot and the manager of the Air Wing of RAK Police, said the snow covered an area of five kilometres and was 10cm deep.

“The sight up there this morning was totally unbelievable, with the snow-capped mountain and the entire area covered with fresh, dazzling white snow,” Major al Yamahi said.

“The snowfall started at 3pm Friday, and heavy snowing began at 8pm and continued till midnight, covering the entire area in a thick blanket of snow. Much of the snow was still there even when we flew back from the mountain this afternoon. It is still freezing cold up there and there are chances that it might snow again tonight.”

Aisha al Hebsy, a woman in her 50s who has lived in the mountains near Jebel Jais all her life, said snowfall in the area was so unheard of the local dialect does not even have a word for it. Hail is known as bared, which literally translates as cold. “Twenty years ago we had lots of hail,” said Ms al Hebsy. “Last night was like this. At four in the morning we came out and the ground was white.”

Jebel Jais was dusted in snow on Dec 28, 2004, the first snowfall in living memory for Ras al Khaimah residents.

“I had flown there in 2004 when it snowed, but this time it was much bigger and the snowing lasted longer as well,” said Major al Yamahi.

At the base of the mountains, residents also reported severe hail on Friday night. “We had hail. Last night was very cold, but there can only be snow on Jebel Jais because it’s the tallest,” said Fatima al Ali, 30, a resident of a village beneath the mountains.

In Ras al Khaimah City, 25km from Jebel Jais, sheet lightning and thunder shook houses.

Main roads from Qusaidat to Nakheel were still badly flooded on Saturday, while temperatures at the RAK International Airport fluctuated between 10 and 22°C.

M Varghese, an observer at the RAK Airport Meteorological Office, told of the storms that hit the emirate on Friday night.

“We had thunderstorms with rain for more than 12 hours and we had around 18mm rain,” Mr Varghese said. “The rain, along with the cold easterly winds and low-lying clouds, could have bought the temperatures further down on the mountains.”

Giorgio Alessio, a meteorologist at the Dubai meteorology office, said: “In thunderstorms, the rain comes down very rapidly from higher levels, and the rain that usually forms can reach the ground in some places as snow. In the next few days the weather regime is completely different and will return to normal for the season, with a maximum temperature of 23°C or 24°C.

“The night might cool down in the desert below 10°C. There is variability in the weather from year to year but it hasn’t shown a trend in getting colder or getting warmer.”
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: Snow falls in the United Arab Emirates Reply with quote

And this is relevant to the Climate change debate how ?

It is like arguing that its a good idea to bet at the Casino because you made $5000 dollars yesterday.
The fact that you made $5000 yesterday does not negate in anyway the theory that over time you will lose money gambling.

The fact that one part of the world is unusually cold for one day does not counter an argument that over time the average temperature of the globe will rise.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fiscal, did you miss the last 10 years? Not only is it brutally cold in the winter of whichever hemisphere is having winter, it is now snowing in counties who have no word for snow in their native tongue.
Did you also miss the fact that the current cooling trend is 6 degree's C per century.
I wish this was one day but that one day would have to have happened 10 years ago.

Pay attention.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Snow falls in the United Arab Emirates Reply with quote

fiscalconservative wrote:
The fact that one part of the world is unusually cold for one day does not counter an argument that over time the average temperature of the globe will rise.

The fact one part of the world is unusually cold is nothing more than exactly that: an isolated fact; an observation. Pretending it is irrelevant is about the same as pretending it is relevant.

Temperatures will rise... and will fall... as they've done so for as long as the planet has existed. Using computer models based on incomplete information using "best guess" assumptions does not justify the "sky is falling" fatalistic foolishness of the Climate Change Cult. It is possible to produce a computer model using the same incomplete data they're using with difference assumptions that will "prove" we've entered an ice age.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh my God, we are all going to die!!!

The global temperature is not changing, but it is shifting. It has been shifting since time incarnate.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
The global temperature is not changing, but it is shifting. It has been shifting since time incarnate.


What the temperature is changing, the temperature is changing, gobble gobble gobble gobble ahhhhh run hide the temperature is changing, Mr suzuki says so!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eveable wrote:
Fiscal, did you miss the last 10 years? Not only is it brutally cold in the winter of whichever hemisphere is having winter, it is now snowing in counties who have no word for snow in their native tongue.
Did you also miss the fact that the current cooling trend is 6 degree's C per century.
I wish this was one day but that one day would have to have happened 10 years ago.

Pay attention.


I was just pointing out that your logic was flawed in assuming that one snowfall had any relevance to the global warming debate. Every year there are all sorts of weather events that are "once in a lifetime". A month or two ago, they hit record highs in parts of the arctic.
Does that counter your argument ? No, neither is relevant.

I could engage in this whole debate...but I kept it to that one simple point because I waste too much time on here already
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I thought you were talking about Man made global warming, now called by some Climate Change (because it isn't warming enough to call it global warming). What do you call that now, AGCC?

Yes. the climate changes. But it is not caused by man or animals or fish or Co2, it is caused by the sun. We humans neither cause it nor can change it.

The UN/eco terorists would have us believe that if we pay every cent we own for carbon credits or whatever and reduce Co2 emissions, we can change the climate. They also claim the planet is heating to a point where we will all die, either of heat or by drowning when the oceans cover the world. My point with that article was to show that we are in a cooling cycle and there is no worry about dying from heat or drowning. This cooling spell is happening at a time when Co2 levels are rising so Co2 isn't heating the planet. But then we know that because C02 levels were rising last cooling period. We should also know we are in no danger of drowning as the planet is still here and humans and animals are still here after hundreds of heating and cooling periods.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uh guys, just stop. Global warming is a religion. Trying to convince someone that their religion is wrong is only going to get you into a lot of fights.
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