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This information has been circulating for a few days, so what is quoted below is not new news. It simply reinforces Al Gore's argument that global warming causes more snowfall because there is more moisture in the air except when it causes droughts because there is less moisture in the air ... post from Watts Up With That?:
2001-2010 was the Snowiest Decade on RecordThe "global warming causes more snow" is somewhat akin to the argument that CO2 causes global warming, when the geological record shows that a warming climate causes a rise in atmospheric CO2... with a lag of about 800 years. We seem to be experiencing the impact of the Medieval [1000s - 1300s] warm period with regard to CO2 increases.
Guest post by Steven Goddard
Photo above from: NY Daily News: Record Snowfall in New York
Now that we have reached the end of the meteorological winter (December-February,) Rutgers University Global Snow Lab numbers (1967-2010) show that the just completed decade (2001-2010) had the snowiest Northern Hemisphere winters on record. The just completed winter was also the second snowiest on record, exceeded only by 1978. Average winter snow extent during the past decade was greater than 45,500,000 km2, beating out the 1960s by about 70,000 km2, and beating out the 1990s by nearly 1,000,000 km2. The bar chart below shows average winter snow extent for each decade going back to the late 1960s.
Oh, and having just returned from Florida where the winter has killed off crops and turned golf greens brown with temperatures about 20° below average, I was pleased to see that global warming was melting the driveway full of snow that global warming dumped there.