Weather Change

Yesterday was Blog Action Day where once a year Blogger asks all those users to write about a given subject. This year the topic is climate change. Given I am not a meteorologist, I will leave the research and speculation about the global climate to others and focus on the weather instead! Sorry Blogger.

Here it is October 16th and what should have been our first frost is actually the morning of our first snow! Snow is falling as we speak, the wind is gusting up and the temperature is at 32 F. The fall foliage, especially in Area 1, has well begun the promised reds, oranges and yellows. Photos will be posted later today.

Also we hope to give you some details/photos/video of the boat involved in Saturday’s boating mishap – one of our MPA Board members heard it on the police scanner and is tracking down some details. With Manchaug Pond noted for its rocky shore combined with the early low waterlevel, boat safety has been a big concern. The boat ramp and the campgrounds bring in an ever-changing population of recreational boaters which are not always familiar with the lake.

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  1. Is as Al Gore coming to town? Ever heard of the Gore effect? Often when he goes to preach his climate rhetoric there are record breaking cold temperatures. The scientific data to support global warming just doesn’t make the case. I do not subscribe to it. Do you?

  2. Thank you dear Reader! Al Gore and the “Gore Effect” could explain this week’s hail, snow, gale force winds, rains and very cold temps on Manchaug Pond!….Blogger emailed earlier this week that “Blog Action Day has partnered with Al Gore’s group the Alliance for Climate Protection to start a global online action addressed to the one country whose actions will most influence the future of our climate: the United States.”

    Now please, given the MPA Board of Directors has not taken a position on the climate – only water level issues, and I personally have a Bachelors from the University in Plant and Soil Science not weather related studies, and we all live in “the one country” Mr. Gore points, at best my observations will appear unauthorized, amateurish and biased.

    With that I will say our country first began keeping weather records in the late 1800’s, which gives civilization an extremely short record of weather patterns, etc. And in the big scheme of things, we are mere specks in an ever-changing, limitless universe with a relatively minuscule understanding of life and its workings on the crust of this planet.

    I’ll stop there and invite all to join the MPA in our litter cleanup event of the Manchaug Pond environment. Our event coordinator will tell you, “Every day is Earth Day on Manchaug Pond!”

    http://www.nwas.org/links/history.php

    (Urban Dictionary definition of the “Gore Effect”: The phenomenon that leads to unseasonably cold temperatures, driving rain, hail, or snow whenever Al Gore visits an area to discuss global warming. Hence, the Gore Effect.)

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