Science : Record Cold And Snow Caused By Warm Air

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26 Responses to Science : Record Cold And Snow Caused By Warm Air

  1. Adrian Roman says:

    I hear that warmer air can hold more bullshit, too.

    • Josh says:

      I guess Jason forgot the month. Normal October temps are way too high for it too have precipitation to be snow.

      Warmer air causes you to fry your brain so you lose your sanity. Coincidence RINOS Mccain and Flake come from the hottest state in our nation?

  2. Josh says:

    The funnier part is someone gives him a chance to apologize by writing, “So the air needs to be warm for snow then.”

    And then the sheep replies, “It does.”

  3. Anon says:

    JPC: “Wait – does global warming cause more snow than usual?”

    JI: “It does. It leads to greater precipitation in general, since warmer air can hold more moisture.”

    Too bad Scotland could not get a little of that warm air:

    Global warming forces sale of Scottish winter sports resorts

    “Unfortunately, it’s just getting too hot for the Scottish ski industry,” said David Viner, of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. “It is very vulnerable to climate change; the resorts have always been marginal in terms of snow and, as the rate of climate change increases, it is hard to see a long-term future.”

    Adam Watson, from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Banchory, Aberdeenshire, believes the industry has no more than 20 years left.

    • Squidly says:

      So, apparently they were able to convince someone that Global Warming Climate Change isn’t happening, so they could sucker them into buying a winter sports resort?

      Yeah, I’m believing that one…. next….

  4. spike55 says:

    “It leads to greater precipitation in general, since warmer air can hold more moisture.””

    but, but doesn’t it cause droughts ?????

    So difficult keeping up with all the contradictory prophesies. !!!

  5. Adam says:

    Another alarmist using the ready-fire-aim approach to climate communication. I wonder if he actually thought about the weather circumstances before penning his reply. Survey says …. nope!

  6. Rosco says:

    His comments aren’t as absurd as painted.

    The majority of evaporation occurs at or near sea level. The warmed lower density moist air rises until it reaches a height where the water vapour condenses. Depending on the location and temperature where this occurs and the mass of water vapour available determines whether rain, snow or hail results. Snow is significantly less dense than rain while hail is pretty much equal.

    The atmosphere transfers significant quantities of moisture from the tropics to the poles –

    Warmer air does contain more moisture but obviously it takes more frigid air to create snow or hail than to cause rain and without cold and a threshold mass there is no precipitation at all.

    Most references to the ice ages I can find claim they begin with large amounts of precipitation over predominantly the northern hemisphere landmasses due to warmer tropical temperatures. As far as I can find it seems likely the Arctic Ocean may have been predominantly open water and large portions of Alaska escaped major glaciation whilst humans waited for the ice age to end and open the path south to the temperate areas. There is evidence of human habitation around the Arctic ocean from the period of major glaciation and that these came from Russia across what is now the Bearing Strait.

    • An Inquirer says:

      Yes. warmer air can hold more moisture. However, one should not stop at that elementary fact. There are a lot more factors to snowfall than moisture content.
      When one sees the increased snow activity over the last five years — it has not snowed more because of increased moisture content. In fact, the oceanic sources for the places of unusual snowfalls have generally had negative anomalies. The reality: these snowfalls have happened because it has been unusually cold!

    • tonyheller says:

      Snow extent is determined by how far polar air migrates towards the equator. His claims were idiotic, at best.

  7. Colorado Wellington says:

    Jason Loxton and Porter Fox will have a bitch fight at the next rally to fight global warming and save the planet.

    The End of Snow?
    By Porter Fox
    The New York Times

    I was floored by how much snow had already disappeared from the planet, not to mention how much was predicted to melt in my lifetime. The ski season in parts of British Columbia is four to five weeks shorter than it was 50 years ago, and in eastern Canada, the season is predicted to drop to less than two months by midcentury. At Lake Tahoe, spring now arrives two and a half weeks earlier, and some computer models predict that the Pacific Northwest will receive 40 to 70 percent less snow by 2050. If greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise — they grew 41 percent between 1990 and 2008 — then snowfall, winter and skiing will no longer exist as we know them by the end of the century.

    This is no longer a scientific debate. It is scientific fact. The greatest fear of most climate scientists is continued complacency that leads to a series of natural climatic feedbacks — like the melting of the methane-rich permafrost of Arctic Canada.

    I love science. Go for it, boys!

    • Gator says:

      He’s right you know. Where I live, you could once ski year round. Not anymore.

      Panic and raise taxes.

    • Stewart Pid says:

      Ha Ha British Columbia ski season shorter is pure bullshit. At my hill in Fernie BC we had a low snow year in 2014-15 (lots of rain) and then 3 way above average snow years with total snow at the snow plot always in the 1100 to over 1200 cm and well above the long term average of just under 900 cm. In recent years the big bitch has been all the closures due to avalanche hazard ie too much snow.
      You can see on the BC Hydro water equiv snow plot across the valley from me that last year was average or slightly above on the actual ski hill.

  8. Anto says:

    The stoopid used to burn…now it just freezes.

    Due to Global Warming (apparently).

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