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February 18, 2013

Climate Change And Blizzards May Be Connected, Global Warming Studies Demonstrate. Although seemingly contradictory, scientist are beginning to better understand how global warming can lead to less annual snowfall on average, yet also lead to more giant blizzards. The Rutgers Global Snow Lab says that spring snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere has shrunk on average by 1 million square miles in the last 45 years. Additionally, the snow season is becoming much shortened, especially in spring and in the northernmost areas according to New Jersey State Climatologist and CECI Affiliate Dave Robinson. He also added that larger and more frequent big snow storms are a result of warmer air that can hold more moisture and warming oceans that give energy to such storms.

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