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Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:15 PM

The Day After Tomorrow?

Freezing temperatures are predicted in south Arkansas tonight - south Arkansas! On April 7!

I just brought in plants and started a fire in the fireplace. Tell me again how there is nothing to this climate change stuff.

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TomSlick Apr 2018 OP
NutmegYankee Apr 2018 #1
TomSlick Apr 2018 #3
NutmegYankee Apr 2018 #10
Siwsan Apr 2018 #2
TomSlick Apr 2018 #6
Siwsan Apr 2018 #8
backtoblue Apr 2018 #4
WhiteTara Apr 2018 #7
Chipper Chat Apr 2018 #5
questionseverything Apr 2018 #9
NutmegYankee Apr 2018 #11
Ohiogal Apr 2018 #12
peggysue2 Apr 2018 #13

Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:18 PM

1. Here's an interesting paper on the subject published in Nature

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-02992-9

As the Arctic transitions from a relatively cold state to a warmer one, the frequency of severe winter weather in mid-latitudes increases through the transition. However, this relationship is strongest in the eastern US and mixed to even opposite along the western US. We also show that during mid-winter to late-winter of recent decades, when the Arctic warming trend is greatest and extends into the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere, severe winter weatheróincluding both cold spells and heavy snowsóbecame more frequent in the eastern United States.

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Response to NutmegYankee (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:20 PM

3. Does that mean it will be cold when it ought not be?

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:54 PM

10. Yes. It increases the frequency and amplitudes of Rossby waves

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:19 PM

2. We have had snow falling just about every day, for a week

I wake up, look out the window, and immediately issue forth a string of profanities. It generally disappears by noon, but that's no comfort.

Last year I was mowing the lawn in April. This year I'm keeping the snow blower fueled and ready to go.

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Response to Siwsan (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:25 PM

6. Well, at least it ain't snowing here.

Maybe you should move to Arkansas.

Imagine what a few thousand liberal Yankees moving to Arkansas would do for the local politics. Come ahead on - I'll teach you how to speak southern.

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Response to TomSlick (Reply #6)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:43 PM

8. Michigan is 3 seasons of heaven and one, far too long season of hell.

Spring and Autumn, in particular, are beautiful.

I'm actually considering moving to North Carolina, to be close to my grandniece, but homes are damn expensive.

I don't think that I've ever been to Arkansas. Might be worth a look-see, if only for a visit.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:21 PM

4. I'm in NW AR

It was freezing rain this morning.

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:27 PM

7. we had a light blanket of snow

on the ground.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:24 PM

5. 37o right now in the

Middle of Mississippi

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:44 PM

9. this is the new normal

the ice caps ain't gonna refreeze

I have been wondering what happens if we don't have a growing season?

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #9)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 06:56 PM

11. Barring a Volcanic event like 1816, the Year Without a Summer, we will have a growing season. nt

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 07:01 PM

12. Three inches of snow on the ground here this morning.


At this rate, I'll be wearing my snow boots until Memorial Day. Profanities don't help, either.

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Response to TomSlick (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2018, 07:08 PM

13. Sub Freezing Alert for . . .

Southeastern Virginia and East Tennesse as well. Anyone who put in those early spring plantings needs to cover them up or if not in the ground, bring them inside.

Brrrrr.

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