…WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 AM EDT SUNDAY…
* LOCATIONS…THE NEW YORK CITY METROPOLITAN AREA.
* HAZARD TYPES…HEAVY SNOW AND WIND.
* ACCUMULATIONS…6 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW.
The IPCC predicted that global warming would produce more snow and less snow.
Global warming …. is resulting in less snow, and shorter and warmer winters, said Lash.
Studies by 2,500 of the world’s climate scientists, convened as the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), indicate that global warming is occurring now, and “that most of the warming observed over the last 50 years is attributable to human activities.”
IPCC climate predictions are based on whatever last year’s weather was.
Sadly, climate change won’t save you from bundling up, or shoveling. Even in a much warmer world, there will still be colder than average winters. What’s worse, U.S. government scientists predicted last year that global warming will actually increase snowstorms, thanks to the potent combination of more moisture in the atmosphere from warmer average temperatures paired with the usual cold of winter. The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted the same in 2007. In short, winter storms are likely to become stronger and more frequent, with stronger winds.