Down here in Southern Ontario we don’t normally get our first brief snowfall until the middle of November, but this morning I was driving down Commissioners Rd here in  London and saw a car all covered in snow!
It seemed a bit strange since today is a nice sunny day with mild temperatures …………, but the people must have come in from around Strathroy, or somewhere in that direction, because that’s where the snow-belt is.
(Matter of fact, this is what the 402 between Sarnia and Strathroy looks like when the snow streamers come roaring in off Lake Huron!)

imagesCAJ803VESPEAKING OF STORMS: So, why was this year’s hurricane forecast off so much compared to recent years? The factors for a strong season were certainly there, with warmer-than-normal ocean waters in the Atlantic and light trade winds. Also, El NiƱo, which is notorious for tramping down a hurricane season, wasn’t active in the south Pacific, so we should have seen a lot of activity. However, according to Andrew Freeman, of Climate Central, three factors came into play after the start of the season that made it very hard for hurricanes to form.
The first was a pattern of sinking air across the Atlantic, which cut down on the amount of rising air that was available to develop into storms. The second was repeated shots of dry, dust-filled air from over the Sahara Desert. It’s normally these winds from over the desert that push the storms across the Atlantic, but combined with the sinking air, it just served to suppress storms even further. Third, the differences in wind speed and direction between the ocean surface and the air high up was greater than usual, and this was basically tearing storms apart before they could form. Factors like these aren’t easy to predict, though.
imagesMEANWHILE: Experts at the University of Colorado Boulder have found that the standard summer temperatures in the Eastern Canadian Arctic have risen drastically in the last 100 years as compared to any century in the last 44,000 years and perhaps as long ago as 120,000 years.

Miller and his colleagues used dead moss clumps emerging from receding ice caps on Baffin Island as tiny clocks. At four different ice caps, radiocarbon dates show the mosses had not been exposed to the elements since at least 50,000 years ago.
Miller said that since radiocarbon dating is only accurate to about 50,000 ……….., years and because Earth’s geological record shows it was in a glaciation stage prior to that time, the indications are that Canadian Arctic temperatures today have not been matched or exceeded for roughly 120,000 years.
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First it’s good for ya, then it’s bad, now it’s good again!!!!!!!!
Don’t fight the urge to go back for that third cup of coffee today — it might just save your life.
2cb2e111-7434-4060-b934-a7a74b3da5cf_drinkingcoffeeAccording to an analyses of 16 years of research, drinking three cups of coffee a day may reduce your risk of liver cancer by 50 per cent.
The researchers focused specifically on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer, and found that drinking coffee reduced the risk of developing the disease by 40 per cent. Those who drank three cups were protected by an additional 10 per cent to cut their risk by half.
Dear Readers:
While I disagree with Richard Dawkins on the existence, or non-exi9stence of God, I do agree with him that people who believe in creationism …………………., are suffering from some form of mental illness!

untitled <– Kent Hovind is the asshole in jail for defrauding his flock..........., and tax reasons, so this is the son of the asshole!
Genesis 3D,” is a new Christian film project that seeks to disprove the purported “lie of evolution,” while bringing the Bible’s story of creation to life.
Now, just a few weeks after a crowd-sourcing campaign launched with the goal of raising $150,000, the film’s creator, Creation Today President Evic Hovind, has some major announcements to make.
Not only did “Genesis 3D” surpass its goal (the Indiegogo campaign raised more than $151,000), but a church in Texas recently called Hovind with a stunning pledge: An additional $100,000 to help up the ante and bring the story about God’s creation of the universe to movie theaters across America.
As for reaching the first benchmark, Hovind, who is the film’s executive producer, was elated.
“We are blown away by the Christians who are cheering us on with their support! They want the truth of God’s word to be proclaimed and experienced around the world,” he said in an e-mail interview.
AND SINCE WE ARE IN THE HEAVEN’S ANYWAY ……………………..,  Jupiter and the Moon Rendezvous Tonight ………………., and the Dish ran away with the Spoon! (Again)
If you are up late on this last Friday night (Oct. 25) in October — or during the predawn hours of Saturday (Oct. 26) — two objects will likely immediately catch your eye if the sky is clear: a waning gibbous moon and Jupiter.
The waning gibbous phase, which is 56 percent illuminated, will emerge from above the east-northeast horizon around 11:20 p.m. local daylight time. And shining brightly, roughly 7 degrees above it, will be the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter.
Your clenched fist measures about 10 degrees across at arm’s length, so the moon and Jupiter will be separated by roughly three-quarters of a fist. It is, of course, an illusion of perspective: the moon is only 248,000 miles (399,300 kilometers) from Earth. Meanwhile, Jupiter is 451 million miles (726 million km) away — over 1,800 times farther out in space compared with our natural satellite. [Best Stargazing Events of October 2013 (Sky Map Gallery)]