And North Dakota’s a Coal State!

By January 14, 2009Global Warming

From The Bismarck Tribune, several recent notes on the weather. (The weather description is from about 12:30 p.m. today. High? -8 Low? -8.)

Heinert said high temperatures today across the state are expected to be below zero or barely above zero. Lows on Thursday morning could dip to 40 below in some areas, with -25 to -35 common temperatures. West and southwest North Dakota probably will stay a little warmer – in the range of -5 to -20.

And, “Shovels hard to come by

So, you’re looking to buy a snow shovel? You’re not alone.

With a good three months left to go in the winter that is – and already more than halfway to a record snowfall total – it’s been a very good year to be in the hardware business.

With snow falling in record levels not only in North Dakota but nationwide, snowblowers and snowthrowers have been selling like hotcakes.

At the Bismarck Sears store, department manager Troy Bitz said he had 15 snowthrowers delivered Monday at about 4:30 in the afternoon, and by 7, they were gone.

“We’ve had a very good year so far,” Bitz said.

Global cooling is economic stimulus!

Meanwhile, the Bismarck Public Library has all five copies of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” available to be checked out.  

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