When Are Snow Storms More Than Weather?

When will we recognize that a collection of storms are more that just your average snow storm?

Hat tip to Ice Age Now for the links.

4 thoughts on “When Are Snow Storms More Than Weather?

  1. DJ December 10, 2012 / 8:38 pm


    Obviously something has changed. We are seeing weather patterns similar to the 1960’s as I distinctly remember. No longer can we say this is odd weather. It is a new climate trend bent toward cooling. The “strange” weather is simply the result.

  2. scrooge December 10, 2012 / 9:04 pm

    People think we live in a 30 minutes tv show, that if something happens is going to be like in the movie” The day after tomorrow”, few months a monster storm and presto you get and ice age, no climate change over a period of a few years, it has to happen during a commercial break.

    Remember how people were sitting waiting for Mount St. Helen to blow up a few years back and how disappointed every body was when they couldn’t have it on prime time?

  3. gjrebane December 11, 2012 / 4:54 pm

    I recall some environmentally sensitive writer saying some time back that these cold weather events were due to a globally warmed Gaia just screaming back at us in protest. I think that observation also made a significant impact on the IPCC scientists who were looking for some stronger stuff on which to base their conclusions of AGW.

  4. sean2829 December 11, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    I have a long memory of odd facts. An article I read in the Washington post in the late 1980’s had a story on extensive coastal development in the last 20 years, a time when few land falling hurricanes hit the US. The point of the story was that development and building codes should be based on the rates of hurricane landfalls back in the 50’s and 60’s or when the rate picked up again, it would be devastatingly expensive. I don’t think the current crop of reporters at the Washington Post ever looked at too many issues.
    I also saw a story today over at the Accuweather site about the coldest temperatures in the US. Quite a large number of those temperatures occurred in the winter of the mid 1930’s, the same time period when we had a dust bowl and the warmest temperatures recorded in the US. It would be interesting to look at the jet stream patterns in those years.

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