Say, Can You Guess What The Science Is Behind Seattle’s Historic Snow?

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The Science Behind Seattle’s Historic Snow

Seattle is no stranger to wet winters, but usually it falls as drizzle, mist, and other forms of liquid precipitation. This week, though, more than a foot of snow has turned the Emerald City white. So what gives?

The recent spate of storms are following very abnormal tracks that have tapped deep Canadian cold. And yes, the polar vortex may even be playing a role.

To understand what’s weird, you have to understand what’s normal. Seattle does get about six inches of snow a year, but a sustained run of storms like this is rare. According to the National Weather Service, Sea-Tac airport has picked 14.1 inches of snow as of Monday morning, making this the snowiest February recorded there since record keeping began in 1945 and the eighth-snowiest month, period. With more flakes expected to fly on Monday evening, February 2019 could climb even higher in the record books. (snip)

To get snow, you have to get cold. And to get cold, you have to get air from Canada. And that’s exactly what’s been happening for the past week. Storms have been coming in almost directly from the north, tapping chilly air from interior British Columbia. That’s caused Seattle temperatures to dip 20-30 degrees Fahrenheit colder than normal or well below freezing. And that’s how you end up with people skiing down city streets and the photo at the top of this post of a majestic Saint Bernard on a snow mound in front of the Space Needle. (snip)

His research also shows that the recent run of winters with polar vortex breakdowns could become more common as the planet warms.

This is the kind of thing I’m seeing on Warmist twitter

They really do believe an over-heated world is causing this.

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10 Responses to “Say, Can You Guess What The Science Is Behind Seattle’s Historic Snow?”

  1. Kye says:

    Your Tweet is wrong, Adam. Seattle is not getting more snow than IT EVER HAS. It’s about the eighth heaviest snow since 1945. That’s when the record begins. So….NO! And stop being an alarmist pussy.

    As far as the idiot with the very long pretentious Tweet name is concerned: Your mother never went to school and not only does she not understand climate change but she is precisely the type of ill informed and ignorant clown alarmists love to sell their snake oil to. Both you and your mother should get your nose off Vox ans HuffPo and try reading what other people write. Just because some fake news lying leftist says “97% of scientists agree” does not make it so. They also told us 36 million people were not getting healthcare and we could keep our doctor and there is only 11 million illegals and many many more superfluous lies. If a leftists lips are moving they are usually lying.

    • McGehee says:

      And even if Seattle were getting the most snow on record, (which is all that “more snow than IT EVER HAS” means in real terms) those records only go back less than 200 years.

      But what do I know? I’m a science denier.

  2. Bill589 says:

    I’ve studied earth science for decades. What is rare is when the climate doesn’t change for any length of time.
    For most of humanity’s time there was a mile of ice on my beloved Constitution State.
    I’m glad we got some ‘global warming’.

  3. StillAlive says:

    Fox news has an opinion piece up that says Global warming is real and AOC is to be praised for ending the debate on is AGW real and now discussing what we should do about it.

    The Assumed Close.

    AGW is real. We should eliminate all fossil fuels so Russia and or China can invade our army which consists of sticks and catapults slinging rocks against their tanks and fossil fueled military.

    AGW people are the stupidest people on the planet. They seriously cant see beyond their noses. They see snow in the winter and panic.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Of course global warming is real, and greenhouse gases are the cause, and there’s no reason to think it’s going to stop on its own in the near future.

      The political discussion is around what if anything we should do about it.

  4. Jl says:

    So what this clown is saying, though he’s probably oblivious to it, is that without this extra CO2 added to the atmosphere Seattle would never again set a snowfall record? So, genius, how were snowfall records set in the past? Oh, wait- the climate started when he was born..

  5. Michael T Kennedy says:

    Count the sunspots.

  6. Sabre22 says:

    Explain the maunder minimum we are currently in.

  7. I live in Bellevue, just across Lake Washington from the city of Seattle. We had somewhere between 2 to 3 inches of snow. (Who had 6 inches? Not here) Snow here quickly turns to ice, the temperature seldom hits zero, but everything is icy and they only plow the major routes. There are 7 routes by which I could leave my house — all hills. We stay home till it melts or gets plowed. There was a blizzard in Eastern Washington that killed 1600 dairy cows. In both cases, it is just weather, not climate change.

  8. james wilson says:

    Global coolming, obviously.

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