Your Fault: Autumn Is Doing Different Things

If only you had given up your own use of fossil fueled vehicles decades ago this wouldn’t be happening

What happened to autumn? Scientists point to climate change

stop global warmingRegarded by millions of Americans as their favorite season, autumn for many regions of the United States has traditionally been marked by the gradual transition from hot summer weather to frigid winter temperatures. But in recent years, fall seems to have all but disappeared — especially in the Northeast — and experts say climate change is partly to blame.

Throughout October of this year, a time normally associated with crisp weather and changing leaves, many parts of the Northeast saw temperatures upwards of 70 degrees Fahrenheit. And then, seemingly overnight, the weather turned much colder.

In Spokane, Wash., the warmest October on record was quickly followed in early November by the season’s first freeze and snowfall. By the end of the third week in November, snow had fallen all over upstate New York, and Buffalo, N.Y., received a record-breaking 6 feet of snow.

Got that? Record breaking snow is due to heat trapping gases.

“We’re seeing this weather whiplash here in the fall, where it can be so warm, it can have record warm temperatures, and then very quickly we can transition into a very cold period,” Judah Cohen, director of seasonal forecasting at Atmospheric and Environmental Research, told Yahoo News.

Experts such as Cohen say climate change is a factor. Weather is fluky, and it’s impossible to ascribe most individual events to climate change, but climate change is creating the conditions, starting with a longer, hotter summer, that make fall-less years more likely.

The Cult of Climastrology seemingly does this every year these days. But, is it completely unusual? No. There are plenty of reports of non-seasonal weather back in the 30’s, when there was a big temperature spike, well before CO2 broke it’s “safe” level of 350ppm. And during the cooling period of the late 40’s through the late 70’s. The phrase “Indian summer” isn’t something new. Temperatures increasing during a Holocene warm period shouldn’t be surprising.

One might expect, then, that typical fall weather would just be shifted until later in the year, as it would take longer for temperatures to drop to those historically associated with winter. But there’s another wrinkle attributed to climate change that explains why winter temperatures suddenly crash onto the country, plunging millions into winterlike conditions: warmer Arctic temperatures in places like Alaska that send polar vortices southward.

“I would summarize the whipsawing from weather extremes this fall as the summation of two competing factors: ambient warming due to increasing greenhouse gases and an increase in polar vortex stretching,” Cohen said.

Cults always come up with some sort of Reason that supports their cult beliefs.

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2 Responses to “Your Fault: Autumn Is Doing Different Things”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Gaslight Teach typed: Got that? Record breaking snow is due to heat trapping gases.

    Either Teach doesn’t understand or he is gaslighting his hapless readers.

    That said, heavy snow now DOESN’T prove OR disprove global warming.

  2. Jl says:

    When it’s cold, it snows

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