Originally Posted by Mr5150
In the last eight days, Kirkwood has received, what-15 or 18 feet of new snow? Dodge Ridge 12.5 feet. Both resorts have had lifts closed, whole areas of the resort inaccessable. Gads! I've had six feet at my house in the last eight days and I live at 4000 feet.
Too much of a good thing. Where is Global Warming when you need it?
This IS global Warming, exactly.
It doesn;t mean we're all gonna live in SoCal, or that winter will cease to exist.
It means the increased energy in the global environment is manifested in more intense weather systems.
... and some 'warming' overall, ... and changes in drought cycles and arid regions (more arid in some, become arid in others...)
but manifested quickly in increasingly intense storms - hurricanes, tornadoes, just plain rain storms of greater intensity - a warmer atmosphere will hold and release more moisture.
and because moisture content does have an effect on pressure - pressure gradients will also be more dramatic, hence storms which are blizzards...
upside ? gonna be a whole new adventure for many of us... places that never flooded, will...
places that have never seen a tornado, will
Dr.Peter Venkman: " Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria! "
... might as well go sliding down some snow...