Too many volcanoes in one year cause a similar effect to nuclear winter??? There have been at least 6 different major volcanic eruptions in the Pacific this last year, and both the Alaskan and the Philippine volcanoes are still erupting today. The Anchorage International airport had to be shutdown for some time last Winter because the volcanic ash was so thick that it was damaging jet engines, not to mention the visibility problems too. This is a similar effect to the aftermath of the last Gulf War, when Iraq's retreating troops set fire to the Kuwaiti oil fields. Just a few days ago Vermont had its biggest snowstorm on record, and New York City has also had record snowfall this winter too. In Iowa the windchill is -50F and in Des Moines the regional snow-removal department has already exceeded their yearly budget with another foot of snow on the way for tonight!!! Here at home in Denver we have had several large snowfalls this season including a 22-inch snowfall, plus the snow from a storm just before Christmas hasn't yet melted plus it snowed another few inches here today too. And the temperature outside here is below zero F again tonight too.
I find the recent weather coverage hilarious though, where they act like it is the worst winter that they have ever seen. All I can say is that they must not have been around very long or they don't have a good memory. -15F in Minnesota in mid-winter isn't terribly unusual, nor is 3 feet of snow in one storm in Vermont either. So why are the weather people acting so surprised??? How many of you invested in heating oil futures last summer or fall when the prices were really low???
Have fun Lewis. The photos that I saw looked like fun!!!