Weatherman Joe Bastardi: US Unprepared for Big Winter Storms

Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 03:14 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The nation isn't prepared for monster winter storms because Americans falsely think global warming has reduced the amount of seasonal snowfalls, says Joe Bastardi, chief forecaster for WeatherBELL.

"There's a salt shortage out there, and this is because a lot folks, in my opinion, just sort of have been writing off winters," Bastardi told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.

"It may be a side issue of this global warming stuff, but people, five years ago, would say, 'Well, people aren't going to know what snow is anymore.'

"This is just ridiculous, and you pay the price with nature all of the time.''

Story continues below video.



In fact, Bastardi says, the United States is in "a great pattern" for storms — one of which is now slamming much of the South.

"We told people back in mid-January [that] February was going to be a heck of a month as far as storminess goes," he said.

"Now, January was very, very cold, and it got snowy in the Midwest, but overall, January was a dry month. We knew this one would have a lot of water in it, and that would lead to a lot of storms.

"It's very much like 1994 — February of 1994 — and so we had a lot of people warned."


See "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV each weekday live by clicking here now
.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Rep. Mike McCaul: Beheadings Signal Time for Syria Airstrikes

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 19:08 PM

The beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff is a "wakeup call" for America to launch airstrikes against the Isla . . .

Rob Maness Maintains Challenge to Landrieu's La. Residency

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 19:03 PM

A tea party candidate for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that he's not finished trying to get t . . .

Rep. Peter King: Latest Beheading Shows US Must 'Crush' ISIS

Tuesday, 02 Sep 2014 18:29 PM

The beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff demonstrates that the terror group Islamic State (ISIS) cannot be ne . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved