February 18, 2013

Less snow, more blizzards

This helps to explain the odd weather we've experienced in the northeast the past few years: 
Ten climate scientists say the idea of less snow and more blizzards makes sense: A warmer world is likely to decrease the overall amount of snow falling each year and shrink the snow season. But when it is cold enough for a snowstorm to hit, the slightly warmer air is often carrying more moisture, producing potentially historic blizzards.
It's always nice to learn why things happen. I think they call this "science".

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