ARCTIC MELTDOWN COULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BIG INCREASE IN U.S. EAST COAST SNOW STORMS

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5 february 2016

How melting Arctic ice may have set off era of vicious East Coast snow storms

By Jason Samenow, Washington Post February 5

Does shrinking ice in the Arctic lead to more crushing snow storms along the East Coast? Through a complex chain of events, it’s very possible says leading Arctic researcher and seasonal forecaster Judah Cohen.

Since 1990, as sea ice has rapidly melted away in the Arctic, crippling snow storms have increasingly buried the Northeast’s big cities.

In Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston, at least five of the top 10 snow storms on record have occurred since 1990. More blockbuster storms have occurred in the past 25 years than in the hundred years prior.

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