Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The first snow of the holiday season




What’s wrong with this picture? Winter is still a month away, but that didn’t stop Mother Nature from dropping snow on much of the Pacific Northwest this week.


iReporters sent us pictures of snow-topped pumpkins, a lake dotted with ice-covered rocks, and a bus that skidded off the road due to black ice.


Winter officially begins December 21, when the sun is at its lowest point in the sky, also known as the Winter Solstice. But despite the early snowfall, most iReporters seemed excited to welcome the colder weather as it ushers in the holiday season.


Whether its fall or winter, we look forward to seeing much more beautiful snowy pictures. To share yours, visit our wintry weather assignment.

November 24, 2010
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well there is no hard and fast rule to say that it should snow on Dec.21?  I say it should snow from October !!!

November 24, 2010
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Too bad this doesn't show the mess it really is!  There were more than 400 traffic accidents on the freeways.  How many occured in the neighborhoods is many times higher. It is so icy that streets are blocked with cars at different angles and embedded in other cars. Yeah it's a winter wonderland!

November 24, 2010
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Most people are too stupid to use chains and create

a lot of accidents.

November 24, 2010
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What would all these environmentalists say about the 1930s when it hit 121 degrees in North Dakota and set many of the truly extreme climatic phenomena instead of this nominal and normal variance we've had over the past 40 years?  It's not discussed since it's contrary to their agenda.  They were claiming global warming at the turn of the century (1800s to the 1900s) and were incorrect.  They were worried about the 1970s ice age, also incorrect.  They returned to worrying about warming in the 1990s, incorrect.  They got caught fabricating data as well as realizing the warming claim was not sustainable so they changed it from "global warming" to "climate change."  There is no such man-made climate phenomenon.

November 24, 2010
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Who cares when winter starts? I say bring on the snow!


Thanks for the awesome pictures, too.

November 24, 2010
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JIM, if you really don't think that wiping out millions of acres of forest and pumping billions of pounds of pollutants into the atmosphere doesn't have any effect on climate then think of it this way. If climate scientists are wrong the worst thing we would be doing is giving our children a healthier environment, if you're wrong we leave them possible extinction.

November 24, 2010
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I agree. I live near Seattle, and most of the country didn't even know how bad the storm was (compared to how mild Seattle's weather uaually is). The entire region got between 3 and 12 inches of snow, which froze solid overnight in record-breaking single digit and teen temperatures. On top of that, there was an unexpected windstorm, bringing 60 mph winds, white-out conditions, and thousands upon thousands of downed trees. Local freeways and roads were lined with stranded vehicles (most were not prepared, and were forced to wait out the night without supplies). Much of the region is still out of power, and will spend Thanksgiving in the dark. Plus there is a gas shortage in areas that are still without power. Granted - I realize a lot of this country is used to weather like that, but for Seattle, it is almost unheard of!

November 24, 2010
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@JimHaynes: You've obviously never been to the arctic (or anywhere above 65 degrees lat).  There is NOTHING "nominal and normal" (or ambiguous) about the climate change occurring there.  But by all means, please keep your head buried deep in the sands of your ignorance, and leave responsible stewardship of the planet up to those of us who have a clue.

November 24, 2010
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JimHaynes, enough with the Fox News false logic! A record high one year in ND no more disproves climate change than does snow in February did last winter.  Let the smart people interpret the science data please.

November 24, 2010
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I'm sure glad it's not the Southwest.  The Southwest and blankets involve small pox.

November 24, 2010
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Howsd have you ever been to the arctic.  I am from Abisko Sweden and it is currentently 6 F Here. All theis man made global warm is just made, to make countrys wealty.

Global Warming is one of the largest Myths ever played on a world populace.

If you were from somewhere cold you would realize it stay cold for 6-8 month a year up here Below 0 F. Come to arctic soon to see what you know.

November 25, 2010
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Scientists have claimed that about 100,000 years ago the norther brown bear began to move south.  The lighter colored bears began proliferating in the north as the snow and ice began to move into areas it had not been before.  Evolution took over as the snow and ice built up and we now have polar bears where 100,000 years ago there weren't any.


Arrogance defined: Man thinking not only that he understands what causes things to happen around him, but that he actually has any control over it.

November 25, 2010
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we deal with what we have to deal with,NUFF SAID

November 25, 2010
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I really dislike 40 degree rainy autumns.  BRING ON WINTER WEATHER! :)


- A

November 26, 2010
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Awesome Photos!

November 27, 2010
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well winter is upon us and there is no hiding from it up in canada we have had days that got to -40 degrees  just have to bundle up BRRRRRRRRR

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