Friday, June 8, 2007

Proof by anecdote

AGW alarmists are quite fond of pointing at individual weather events and proclaiming: "See? Global warming!" Although I reject proof-by-anecdote as a logical fallacy, I can still have some fun with it. In that spirit, I present the following story (Rocky Mountain News, June 7) about a current weather event and proclaim: "Neener, neener!"
Denver did a fair impersonation of Chicago Wednesday.

It was the windy city all over the place as a late spring storm moved into Colorado, bringing high winds to much of the state including the Front Range, and measurable snow to mountain locations.

[...] Skies were sunny east of the Continental Divide with highs in the low to mid 80s, but things were different in the mountains, where 2 to 4 inches of snow was forecast for some locations.

Snow fell along the Continental Divide and at the Eisenhower Tunnel earlier Wednesday, changing to rain later in the day before the clouds moved east.

Temperatures are dropping rapidly in the metro area this evening and are expected to reach lows in the mid-40s.