Jan 25, 2016

Blizzard 2016 'juiced' by climate change says Republican meteorologist

New York, NY
Washington, DC
Philadelphia, PA
USA
by
Brad Friedman
,
Brad Blog
A snow covered bicycle is stuck in a snow bank on the the Lower East side, a day after winter storm Jonas hit New York  Photo: EPA
A snow covered bicycle is stuck in a snow bank on the the Lower East side, a day after winter storm Jonas hit New York Photo: EPA

We're joined by veteran meteorologist Paul Douglas who says his "jaw dropped" after looking at the storm data. Among his reasons for amazement, he tells me, were the extraordinary snow fall amounts ("3 to 5 inches an hour" in many places) as well as "water temperatures in the Gulf Stream in the mid- to even upper-70s" in January, which, he says, is "at least 6-7 degrees warmer than average."