1977 Deja Vu – Over And Over Again

In 1977, an “errant jet stream” brought epic snow and cold to the east, while California and Alaska were warm and dry.

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The Lewiston Journal – Google News Archive Search

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Lakeland Ledger – Google News Archive Search

Governor Jerry Brown warned of drought disaster.

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Brown Warns of Drought Disaster – Says Hard Choices’ Face California – Article – NYTimes.com

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National Geographic blamed global cooling for the wild weather.

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But then the rains came, and California and Arizona flooded.

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By 1980, the rain had turned into a 500 year flood which washed out all but one of the bridges over the Salt River in Phoenix. It took me hours to commute from Scottsdale to Tempe.

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I remember skiing at Flagstaff, Arizona with the snow more than ten feet deep in 1980.

Fast forward to 2015. The identical weather pattern occurred, only this time experts blamed global warming instead of global cooling – and Governor Jerry Brown was again hysterical about the drought.

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Is global warming causing extreme weather via jet stream waves? | John Abraham | Environment | theguardian.com

California and Arizona are about to get slammed with epic rain and snow.

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Experts will of course blame the rain and snow on global warming, because that is where the money lies this time around.

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One Response to 1977 Deja Vu – Over And Over Again

  1. ralph says:

    It snowed in Hillsborough county Florida in 1977. My car had about 1/2 inch of snow on it.
    We also had snow December 24th 1989 in central Florida.

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