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The unusual climatic aberrations of 1816 had the greatest effect on the northeastern United States, Atlantic Canada, and parts of western Europe. Typically, the late spring and summer of the northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada are relatively stable: temperatures (average of both day and night) average about 20–25 °C (68–77 °F) and rarely fall below 5 °C (41 °F). Summer snow is an extreme rarity. In the spring and summer of 1816, a persistent "dry fog" was observed in the northeastern US. The fog reddened and dimmed the sunlight, such that sunspots were visible to the naked eye. Neither wind nor rainfall dispersed the "fog". It has been characterized as a stratospheric sulfate aerosol veil.
Originally posted by Realtruth
I'm glad you posted this, since we both live in the same area.
Another thing I have notice is the sun is much much brighter, it almost hurts my eyes if I don't have sun glasses. Have you noticed this?
Usually Michigan has at least 40 inches of snow by now, but we have had light flurries at best.
Strange is an understatement, but I'll take it every winter from now on.
Originally posted by DontTreadOnMeYeah ive noticed the sun is very bright and much whiter,when you look oppposite way the light cast upon the buildings people countryside is very strange alomost like the light cast in the 24 hour daylight areas like northern scandinavia
The weather has been odd to say the least this winter.
Above average temperatures....below average to non-existent snow.
Plays havoc with fragile economies as snow contractors, retailers of snow removal stuff and winter sports suffer.
Isn't good for the earth as we need the cold to kill off bugs, weeds and disease and a blanket of snow is a good protector.
Here in SE MIchigan, we've not needed to use a shovel once...I saw a flying insect [like a big mosquito] last week and this morning I saw a dandelion in bloom.
edit on 8-1-2012 by Realtruth because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by shadowland8
In Australia we've had worse weather than usual. Throughout the entire year its been more rain than anything, and definitely colder than usual. Our Summer is nothing like it should be.