24 January 2016
A Storm That Will Be Remembered for Generations
Posted by Dan Satterfield
Some are calling it Snowzilla, and having experienced it, the name fits! From DC to Baltimore, and up to New York have over 2 feet. Here on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, it varies but a foot is common in Central and Northern Delaware and near Denton in Maryland. On the coast, major coastal flooding has caused significant damage. I shot the image above (from the WBOC Ocean City Maryland inlet camera) off of a large monitor in our weather office at the Newsplex in Salisbury. The famous pier in Ocean City has been partially destroyed.
The tide levels may have passed the record in Lewes Delaware, but that is preliminary.
The image below is a Blizzard by Moonlight
Courtesy the Suomi Satellite..
Not really a surprise. Blame the “cold blob” due to ever more rapidly melting Greenland glaciers. Mix that with ever hotter getting oceans and you get your catastrophes. But current weather extremes are just a starter. There are definitely more surprises left in the climate pipeline…
TO BE CONTINUED…
Also read this new article by Stefan Rahmstorf on Real Climate => Blizzard Jonas and the slowdown of the Gulf Stream System
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