Extreme weather?

I’m starting with pictures of Wyoming wind and its damage and force that I have taken over the years.  Casper made the national news yesterday Monday with 60 mph winds causing travel problems.  Winds gusted as high as 88 mph on one of the streets on the edge of Casper, near the mountain.  These are photos I have collected over the years of what Wyoming wind can do.  (I would have reported on whether or not the wind turbines had reached cutout speed—a likely case—but there was so much blowing snow, I could not see the turbines.)

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Wind gage

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Sam’s Club loses part of its roof.

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A semi blown over in high wind

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Lsoing roofing parts

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The Golden Arches are no match for the Wyoming wind

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That was a quonset hut.

 

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Failure to anchor a single wide trailer can have very bad outcomes

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Transporting house trailers is high wind is not a good idea

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Wind gauge

We went from 40 to 50 mph wind down to less than 10 mph today.

My point is Wyoming has “extreme weather” all the time and yet people manage to live here.  The town of Clark, Wyoming, has had 100+ mph winds repeatedly.  People survive and adapt.  It’s not inhabitable.  All the hysterics over “extreme weather” are just that—hysterics.

Next, temperature ranges:

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19 degrees to 45 degrees to 17 degrees in three days

This forecast was quite accurate.

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Falling temperatures from 22 degrees as a low to -22 degrees as a low

As was this one.

(Temperatures are in Fahrenheit)

Earth experiences rapid temperature changes on a regular basis.  In places with “extreme” changes, people have adapted.  One of the major causes of belief in global warming is people have very, very poor memories.  “It’s never been this cold”, “I can’t remember a windier year”, “Everything is so much more extreme now”.  All of these statements are very often wrong.  People just don’t remember.  I have been a photographer for about 40 years, sometimes professional, sometimes amateur.  I have thousands of photos all with the date and place written on the back for film prints, digital time codes for the digital photos.  I can look back and see that yes, it was this cold or there was this much snow or there was this much variation.  I don’t have to go by memory or take the word of the weather person who barely looks old enough to be out of junior high (claiming “I’ve never seen it this bad”—which is true, since the time period involved is miniscule).  If we could get people to really look at the records from the past, much of the global warming theory would go right out the window.

 

 

 

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