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Snowfall Trends In New York

June 26, 2016

By Paul Homewood 




Another of the myths perpetuated by alarmists is that winter snowfalls are getting heaver because of a warmer, moister atmosphere. (And yes, it was another one peddled by Paul Douglas in the Guardian recently).


It is fortunate then that we have that Climate Stations website, which archives so much old data.

We looked at their records for Minneapolis, but they also have stuff for New York City, including this chart for snowfall:


It is easy just to look back to around 1970, and see a trend that does not exist. This is a common trick that warmists use.

But a look at the full period shows the true story, one which does not support the alarmist agenda.

  1. sensferguson permalink
    June 26, 2016 6:59 pm

    I was in New York in 1970/71 and the snow was very light. It was somewhat disappojnting!

  2. sensferguson permalink
    June 26, 2016 6:59 pm

    disappointing – sorry!

  3. June 26, 2016 8:44 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate Collections.

  4. June 26, 2016 9:00 pm

    Here is a nice discussion of how measurement of snowfall over time has changed and how it likely contributes a positive bias to later years’ snowfall.

  5. Bruce of Newcastle permalink
    June 26, 2016 10:00 pm

    Rutgers Snow Lab NH anomalies are pretty flat in the satellite era. Especially so for the last roughly 24 years. So on that basis global warming produces more snow which is balanced out by global warming causing less snow. Or something.

  6. June 27, 2016 10:16 am

    All warmists ever do is try to bend the facts, or the supposed facts, to fit the scenarios of doom and gloom they are addicted to. This is not science in any way at all.

  7. NeilC permalink
    June 27, 2016 11:55 am

    Would this sum up CAGW/CC: hotter/colder, wetter/drier, more snow/less snow, higher pressure/lower pressure, more cloudy/less cloudy, windier/less windy, higher humidity/lower humidity?

    Natural variation then!

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