Warming climate could mean bigger blizzards

Feb 26, 2013 Full story: WYFF-TV Greenville 20

OK, go ahead and get the "Where's my global warming?" jokes out of your system. With the U.S. Midwest trudging through its second blizzard in a week, it's understandable.

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PHD

Overton, TX

#1 Feb 27, 2013
As researchers are quick to point out, weather is different than climate. Weather is what happens today, while climate involves trends in temperature and precipitation over decades. But global average temperatures are up about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius) since the 1880s, according to NASA, and because warmer air holds more moisture, a cold snap is likely to
“leave more snow on the ground“.

More snow?

Sarah Kapnick, who studies snowfall patterns and climate at Princeton University, said the overall trend for snowfall in the western United States is down. Kapnick said her recent research points to more snow at high elevations and the Arctic,
” but the rest of the country would see less“.
"The seasonal cycle is changing, and less of it accumulating," Kapnick said.

Less Snow?
Looks like more scientific science fiction.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#2 Feb 28, 2013
Why is it so hard for some to understand that the main EFFECT of a globally warmer temperature (by 1C to 8C) with changes to temperature distribution (as if under a blanket so cooler extremes tend to warm more than warm regions) will have an effect on how the climate shifts to compensate?

The climate is a heat engine. It is driven by temperature differences. As AGW shifts where and how much temperature difference there is, the effect is on how the globe reacts to that, and the reaction can be ANYTHING in different regions, from wetter to drier, from hotter to colder.

But, of course, PHD keeps eating stupid pills and ignoring the science.
PHD

Overton, TX

#3 Feb 28, 2013
Wrong again lessHypeandnofact. Unlike you I don't get BULL.S about scientific science fiction you post and believe in. The stupid pill is swallowed daily by you and your cult followers.
Fun Facts

Las Cruces, NM

#4 Feb 28, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
Why is it so hard for some to understand that the main EFFECT of a globally warmer temperature (by 1C to 8C) with changes to temperature distribution (as if under a blanket so cooler extremes tend to warm more than warm regions) will have an effect on how the climate shifts to compensate?
It's weather. January in the US was 39th warmest; in Australia, warmest. July 2012 in the US, warmest; in Australia, 25th warmest.

While Australia had its warmest summer and the media turned it's attention to the warmth, China and Russia were freezing, some of the coldest temps on record, and we didn't even have to travel to the western hemisphere to find the extremes.

Global warming caused Australia to have very high temps and China and Russia to have very cold temps, so once again global warming is really just weather.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#5 Feb 28, 2013
Fun Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
It's weather.
Climate is NOT weather. That is why they have different words.

Climate is the pattern of how heat is transported from the tropics to the poles and the effect this has on local weather.

Another clue. You can speak of the global climate (overall patterns) but weather is only spoken of in terms of short term and regional conditions.
Earthling

Hondón De Las Nieves, Spain

#6 Mar 2, 2013
Nothing much changes here, Mr Undoubtably Spelt Fourty is still spewing hilarious garbage.
NoFactNoHope wrote:
Climate is the pattern of how heat is transported from the tropics to the poles and the effect this has on local weather.
What's the Difference Between Weather and Climate?
02.01.05

The difference between weather and climate is a measure of time. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time.
NASA
PHD

Overton, TX

#7 Mar 2, 2013
As researchers are quick to point out, weather is different than climate. Weather is what happens today, while climate involves trends in temperature and precipitation over decades. But global average temperatures are up about 1.5 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius) since the 1880s, according to NASA, and because warmer air holds more moisture, a cold snap is likely to
“leave more snow on the ground“.

More snow?

Sarah Kapnick, who studies snowfall patterns and climate at Princeton University, said the overall trend for snowfall in the western United States is down. Kapnick said her recent research points to more snow at high elevations and the Arctic,
” but the rest of the country would see less“.
"The seasonal cycle is changing, and less of it accumulating," Kapnick said.

Less Snow?
Looks like more scientific science fiction.
Fun Facts

Las Cruces, NM

#8 Mar 2, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
<quoted text>
Climate is NOT weather. That is why they have different words.
Climate is the pattern of how heat is transported from the tropics to the poles and the effect this has on local weather.
Another clue. You can speak of the global climate (overall patterns) but weather is only spoken of in terms of short term and regional conditions.
Yes, climate and weather are different words and mean different things.

Last summer's heat in the US was weather, the cold in Australia last July was weather. The cold of China and Russia this winter was weather, the heat of Australia this January was weather.

January 2013 was 39th warmest, December 2012 was 10th warmest in the US, that's weather.

Climate is the weather trend over long periods of time.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#9 Mar 4, 2013
PHD wrote:
As researchers are quick to point out, weather is different than climate. Weather is what happens today, while climate involves trends in temperature and precipitation over decades.
I even explain it for you and your STILL get it wrong. What a maroon.
Dville

Coffeyville, KS

#10 Mar 24, 2013
The only constant is change.
PHD

Overton, TX

#11 Mar 25, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
<quoted text>
I even explain it for you and your STILL get it wrong. What a maroon.
You haven't explained anything with the exception of scientific science fiction useless babble. So are you proud being a less-on? My bad you answer that question daily with your useless scientific science fiction babble.
litesong

Everett, WA

#12 Mar 25, 2013
fetid feces face flip flopper fiend wrote:
My bad......
The first continually correct, but belated statement of "fetid feces face flip flopper fiend".
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#13 Mar 25, 2013
Dville wrote:
The only constant is change.
Not true.

If it changes, it's not constant. And vice versa.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#14 Mar 26, 2013
Fun Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, climate and weather are different words and mean different things.
Climate is the weather trend over long periods of time.
Again, you prove that you don't understand simple english. The climate is NOT 'average weather' and I did not say that it was. Nor is it a 'trend' which is inherently a 'change over time'. Climate can be stable with no discernable trend. It incorporates all of the WEATHER but describes how weather is initiated and controlled by larger forces.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#15 Mar 26, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Not true.
If it changes, it's not constant. And vice versa.
For an example of a constant, we can take the ratio of mass of a proton and an electron.

http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1112748182...

"The results from the measurements show that stringent limit on the proton-to-electron mass ratio shows that molecules and molecular matter are the same now as 7 billion years ago."

Only stupid people take 'sound bites' and turn them into truism's.
PHD

Overton, TX

#16 Mar 26, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>Not true.
If it changes, it's not constant. And vice versa.
More and more that’s all the "spacedoutblues” has more and more diarrheas.
PHD

Overton, TX

#17 Mar 26, 2013
litesong wrote:
<quoted text>
The first continually correct, but belated statement of "fetid feces face flip flopper fiend".
More and more that’s all the "pinheadlitesout “have more and more diarrheas.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#18 Mar 26, 2013
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
<quoted text>
For an example of a constant, we can take the ratio of mass of a proton and an electron.
http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1112748182...
"The results from the measurements show that stringent limit on the proton-to-electron mass ratio shows that molecules and molecular matter are the same now as 7 billion years ago."
Only stupid people take 'sound bites' and turn them into truism's.
hahaha ok .. here's my favorite map at t= 380,000 years after B.G.

http://129.164.179.22/apod/ap1 30325.html

No electrons ...
PHD

Overton, TX

#19 Mar 27, 2013
More and more that’s all the "spacedoutblues" have more and more diarrheas.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#20 Mar 28, 2013
Earthling wrote:
Nothing much changes here..
You don't. Ignorance is curable. Stupid is forever or as long as you want to continue posting drivel.

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