posted on May, 3 2013 @ 08:47 AM
Hello all, recently we've been getting a lot of strange weather this year. I can attest for that since last night we got a couple inches of snow
here. While I have seen it snow in May before here in Michigan, other parts of the country are also seeing historic low temperatures,
The forecast for the first two weeks of May is well below normal, so odds are that the spring of 2013 will be the coldest on record in the
What were the predictions for this spring?
Crack government scientists with supercomputers, predicted in January that this spring was going to be super hot!
So could this strange cooling spell, which goes against what the government model predicted, be the result of global warming? Well possibly,
First it was the fault of Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog who mistakenly forecasted a quick end to winter. Now climate scientists are saying that
Arctic sea ice—or the lack of it—is a driving force behind the Northern Hemisphere's unseasonably cold spring. As Northern Hemisphere
temperatures remain below normal more than a week into the official start of spring, a team of meteorologists and climate scientists are pointing to
recent research that suggests sea ice cover is a likely culprit.
However, less sea ice cover has been attributed to global warming, not cooling. The main culprit could be the jet stream,
But the way weather works isn't so simple. Without a substantial ice cover, Arctic wind is less constrained. The jet stream—the belt of cool
air that regulates weather around most of the Northern Hemisphere—then dips farther and farther south, bringing cold air from the Arctic closer to
If global warming is indeed the culprit, what about the violent weather outbreaks that we were told would follow such a warming trend?
Record low tornado activity in last 12 months: Harold Brooks of the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center reports just 197
tornadoes of intensity EF-1 or higher touched down nationally in the 12 months between May 2012 and April 2013 (the next lowest number is 247 between
June 1991 and May 1992), the lowest such number since reliable records began in 1954.
Seems we could be in for a strange spring/summer. Stay safe folks.