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Fri Oct 11, 2019, 09:40 AM

Climate Crisis Cascades Begin -- October Blizzard

Not normal. Pics aren't available yet.

https://earther.gizmodo.com/a-record-setting-blizzard-is-set-to-blast-the-midwest-1838949345

A potentially record-setting blizzard is bearing down on the region and could dump snow from Colorado to Minnesota. The Dakotas sit near the epicenter of the storm and could see up to three feet of October snow (yes, you read that right). Add in gusty winds and you have a recipe for life-threatening conditions.

As the storm pushes eastward, frigid air will continue to drop out of Canada and sweep across the Midwest. Along with rapidly dropping temperatures, the storm will usher in winds upwards of 60 mph and heavy snow.

Research indicates that a wavier jet stream could in part be driven by rapid Arctic warming. The northern tier of the planet is heating up faster than the rest of the world. That, in turn, is causing the temperature gradient that normally keeps the jet stream taut to become a little looser, allowing for wobbles in the river of air.

While nobody has done an analysis of whether this particular storm is tied to this phenomenon, researchers expect ripples in the jet stream could become more common. And with Arctic sea ice—a key indicator of warming in the region—just hitting its second-lowest extent on record this September, it sure fits a pattern.


Every year, every season will not be normal. Every year, until humans change their energy sources.


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ancianita Oct 11 OP
roamer65 Oct 11 #1
Bayard Oct 11 #3
roamer65 Oct 11 #5
Bayard Oct 11 #2
Hotler Oct 11 #4
roamer65 Oct 11 #6
ancianita Oct 11 #8
roamer65 Oct 11 #9
ancianita Oct 11 #10
roamer65 Oct 11 #11
ancianita Oct 11 #7

Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 09:45 AM

1. Late Cretaceous here we come.

Once we get beyond 1000 ppm, we will start to get an idea of what it was like for the dinosaurs.

Hopefully the giant meteor is included.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 09:50 AM

3. Oh shit.....

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 10:03 AM

5. ..

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 09:47 AM

2. Our trees haven't even started turning color yet in southern KY

It's been so dry, leaves are just going to turn brown and drop anyway.

Normal is a thing of the past.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 09:52 AM

4. It's already come and gone thru Denver. Back to sunshine. It doesn't snow in Colorado....

like it used to.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 10:05 AM

6. Temperate zones are shifting northward.

Just wait until the equatorial regions start reaching 130-140 deg F.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 10:07 AM

8. In a few years, Chicago will become Atlanta in the winter.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 10:08 AM

9. About 10-20 years, yes.

Faster if we start getting methane releases from the Arctic not-so-permafrost.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 10:10 AM

10. Earth dynamics are not steady, but exponential. Thus, this blizzard. Thus, thousands of wildfires.

We can't predict, but given dynamics we've seen, I go with the probability of exponential increase in temperatures.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #10)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 10:11 AM

11. +100000000

You are spot on correct.

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Response to Hotler (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 11, 2019, 10:06 AM

7. My son-in-law's got a house there and says the same thing.

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