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Originally posted by zenius
reply to post by snowspirit
Do you know what weather patterns have changed which may have contributed to the change in weather?
We can blame TPTB and chemtrails, we can say it's a natural cycle, we can say the planet is fighting back or some may say it's the sun or the solar system.
BUT whatever is causing the perceived changes in the weather, the more we monitor them and discuss them and the more we look at what's changed and how, the better picture we will get and the better prepared we will be.
Originally posted by Northwarden
For the record, this is the worst start to a winter I've ever seen, and I've seen a few! 1984 was the record to go by, but I'll tall ya, I've been in my present town for six years now and it's worse. Way worse. We have had six feet of drifts after the first storm, and blizzard conditions all but two days since. It's that bad. We're getting another foot of snow tonight too ... I wonder about the ice age, and if it's here already. Things are that dramatic. Thanks for listening, I wanted to vent that somewhere on ATS, and yours was the thread!
Originally posted by Nebulous73
reply to post by zenius
Northern New Jersey..last 2 days have been above 50 degrees with rain..for this time of year it should not be 50 degrees..I live in northern new jersey literally across from a well known ski resort,they have been blowing snow for a week.the temps were cold..this latest storm that dumped a ton of snow not far west from here has been all rain..kinda muggy too..unusually warm for this time of year.
Lake-effect snow is produced in cooler atmospheric conditions when cold winds move across long expanses of warmer lake water, providing energy and picking up water vapor which freezes and is deposited on the leeward shores. The same effect over bodies of salt water is called ocean effect snow, sea effect snow, or even bay effect snow. The effect is enhanced when the moving air mass is uplifted by the orographic effect of higher elevations on the downwind shores. This uplifting can produce narrow but very intense bands of precipitation, which deposit at a rate of many inches of snow each hour, often resulting in copious snowfall totals.
The coldest air of the season so far has unleashed a new, nasty lake effect event and can leave some downwind areas thigh deep in windblown snow all over again. During Monday, streamers of snow were clobbering northwestern Indiana and northeastern Ohio with heavy snow, low visibility and road closures.
Lake-effect snow may continue off lakes Huron, Erie and Ontario through the day Wednesday.
The 17.1 inches that fell in Minneapolis from Dec. 10-11 set the all-time record for two-day snowfall in December.
daily snowfall records were set all across the Midwest. Other major cities where records were set include Detroit with 6.3 inches, Indianapolis with 4.1 inches and St. Louis with 4.4 inches. In each of these cities, this was the highest daily snowfall on Dec. 12 in more than 100 years. The previous records were 4.0 inches for Detroit in 1893, 3.5 inches for Indianapolis in 1898 and 2.5 inches for St. Louis in 1903. Other record daily snowfall totals in the Midwest include: -Marquette, Mich.: 12.3 inches -Lansing, Mich.: 5.2 inches -Flint, Mich.: 5.5 inches -Lansing, Mich.: 5.2 inches -Columbus, Ohio: 2.9 inches -Lincoln, Ill.: 2.3 inches
A trace of snow set records in Anniston and Tuscaloosa, Ala., Jackson, Tenn., and Jonesboro, Ark. In the mountains of North Carolina, snow amounts ranged from a couple of inches to almost a foot and a half. The 2.8 inches that fell in Asheville, N.C., broke a longstanding record from 1917.
Originally posted by Iamherefornow
reply to post by Northwarden
I know I was starting to wonder about the weather. I can`t find anything on the North Atlantic Current. From what I understand if it shuts down North America will have exactly the same weather we are having now and so will Europe. I don`t ever remember it getting this cold so early on.
If anybody has any info on this I would appreciate it or any other insight as to what is going on.