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Official Weather Thread: Historical warming and melting taking place in the Arctic

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Power is backed up in Ajax area just now.
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Star* wrote: Power is backed up in Ajax area just now.
Oh no! so it's gettin worse not better.
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So Ilovejaneandfinch, from your crystal ball, what do you think the remainder of the winter is going to be like? I just read this on Globe and Mail - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technolo ... d/follows/

"Although no single weather event can be attributed to climate change, researchers have projected more rain during the winter months in southern Ontario as global temperatures continue to rise. That means there will more opportunities for the kinds of conditions that led to the weekend ice storm"
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Just drove up from 401 on Bayview all the way to Steels, the entire strech of road was dark, homes and condos were dark, no traffic lights, no street lights.
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wasserware wrote: So Ilovejaneandfinch, from your crystal ball, what do you think the remainder of the winter is going to be like? I just read this on Globe and Mail - http://www.theglobeandmail.com/technolo ... d/follows/

"Although no single weather event can be attributed to climate change, researchers have projected more rain during the winter months in southern Ontario as global temperatures continue to rise. That means there will more opportunities for the kinds of conditions that led to the weekend ice storm"
I studied this quite a bit earlier. They are expecting that so much of our precipitation become rain in the winter that snow will no longer stay on the ground with global warming. But noone really knows how fast it will happen. So far, it isn't really even going anywhere.

there is the chance that temperatures start to shoot up in a few years again, but it is not certain yet. If we do get on track with projections, then there will be a lot of rain in the winter here by midcentury.
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Ilovejaneandfinch wrote: I studied this quite a bit earlier. They are expecting that so much of our precipitation become rain in the winter that snow will no longer stay on the ground with global warming. But noone really knows how fast it will happen. So far, it isn't really even going anywhere.

there is the chance that temperatures start to shoot up in a few years again, but it is not certain yet. If we do get on track with projections, then there will be a lot of rain in the winter here by midcentury.
It doesn't help that they say this every year as well, or at least something along the same lines.
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wasserware wrote: no single weather event can be attributed to climate change, researchers have projected more rain during the winter months in southern Ontario as global temperatures continue to rise. That means there will more opportunities for the kinds of conditions that led to the weekend ice storm"
researchers are attributing the weekend ice storm to global warming? Other researchers will tell you there is no such thing, that we're just in a cycle of warmer weather the past few years. So when I hear global warming it's just a political statement is all. Check out temps the past month in western Canada and you'll see nearly record cold temps. Researchers can then say the ice age is coming back.
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Typhoonz wrote: It doesn't help that they say this every year as well, or at least something along the same lines.
Yes. I have pretty much stopped bying into the possibility of it. I just don't see it happening suddenly in our lifetimes. We have barely seen a change to the earth in our lives so what could possibly force a change to warmer now. We have not changed anything so I imagine that the way things have been going is more or less the way they will keep going because are probably not going to do something that makes global warming come faster.
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162 wrote: researchers are attributing the weekend ice storm to global warming? Other researchers will tell you there is no such thing, that we're just in a cycle of warmer weather the past few years. So when I hear global warming it's just a political statement is all. Check out temps the past month in western Canada and you'll see nearly record cold temps. Researchers can then say the ice age is coming back.
Yes. I can attribute this storm to a major fluctuation in temperatures. We just got off our "warmest November on record globally" While the Arctic just got off it's "coldest summer on record" and we have been in a very negative phase of the Eastern Pacific Oscillation and these temperature contrasts likely helped to make this storm happen.
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