Winters may be getting shorter, but watch out when it does snow: climate change is super-charging storms like the blizzard engulfing the American north-east...The heavier storms of recent years – snowfalls that shut down cities and brought heavy flooding to coastal areas of New England – carried the imprints of climate change...The so-called Snowmageddon of February 2010 also saw unusually high surface temperatures in the Atlantic, with temperatures up to 3F above normal that led to exceptional amounts of moisture being fed into the circulation of the storm and resulted in exceptional snow amounts in the Washington DC area.
May 23, 2016 | NASA Earth Observatory
In a Warming World, the Storms May Be Fewer But Stronger
| American Meteorological Society
Trends in twentieth-century US snowfall using a quality-controlled dataset
Apr 12, 2016 | Scientific American Blog Network
What Is This Polar Vortex That Is Freezing the U.S.?
The Siberian snow connection