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A SNOW-LESS Winter in Bahstin...

 
 
chai2
 
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Reply Sat 17 Dec, 2016 10:52 pm
Nowhere near what ya'll are going through, but dig this.

Today's high was 76 and the low in the wee hours will be 25.
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jespah
 
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Reply Sun 18 Dec, 2016 06:34 am
@ehBeth,
I should dig mine out of the closet.

And egad, @chai2! We're supposed to go in the other direction here today. I think it was 19 yesterday and it's already 50 here.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 18 Dec, 2016 09:48 am
@jespah,
Yes you should! I had forgotten what a difference they make.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 18 Dec, 2016 09:52 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

I should dig mine out of the closet.

And egad, @chai2! We're supposed to go in the other direction here today. I think it was 19 yesterday and it's already 50 here.


I know, crazy.

It felt really uncomfotable at 76. It's been between 50 and 60 during the day, which is perfect.

Right now it's 28.
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 4 Feb, 2017 09:22 am
Quote:
New England may face rapid climate shift
Region likely to warm faster than elsewhere on planet, study finds
By David Abel, Globe Staff

New England is likely to experience significantly greater warming over the next decade, and beyond, than the rest of the planet, according to new findings by climate scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The region’s temperatures are projected to rise by an average of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels by 2025, according to the study, published this week in PLOS One, a journal published by the Public Library of Science.

The scientists found that the Northeast is warming more rapidly than any other part of the country except Alaska — and that the 3.6 degree Fahrenheit rise in the region is likely to come two decades before the rest of the world gets to that point.

“I tell my students that they’re going to be able to tell their children, ‘I remember when it used to snow in Boston,’ ’’ said Ray Bradley, an author of the study and director of the Climate System Research Center at the University of Massachusetts. “We’ll have occasional snow, but we won’t have weeks and weeks of snow on the ground.’’
The authors’ findings, based on 32 different computer models for how climate change will unfold, also show that the Northeast is likely to experience increasingly wet winters and more flooding, while the Great Plains and the Northwest will see drier summers and more prolonged droughts.

Scientists have called on policy makers around the world to reduce carbon emissions in hopes of limiting ­global warming to 3.6 degrees, or 2 degrees Celsius, a threshold considered critical to avoiding a catastrophic rise in sea levels and other major damage attributed to climate change.

Temperatures in the Northeast have already risen faster than global averages. Since 1895, Massachusetts has warmed by an average of 1.3 degrees Celsius, compared with 1 degree globally. Global temperatures tend to be lower than specific temperatures on land, however, as they include ocean temperatures, which rise more slowly.

That disparity will rapidly accelerate in the coming years for a combination of reasons, including the region’s relatively high latitude, its position relative to the prevailing winds that blow west across the United States, and the drastic rise in temperatures in the Gulf of Maine, which has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the authors concluded.

How quickly the region warms will depend on how fast carbon emissions are reduced, they said.

More drastic action to reduce the use of coal, oil, and other fossil fuels, as called for by the 2015 climate accord signed in Paris, could slow the pace.

In the study, the authors noted that the 2-degree Celsius threshold is an arbitrary means of assessing risk.

“There is no real scientific basis to why global warming of 2 degrees C should be considered ‘safe,’ ’’ they wrote, noting that “it emerged as ‘the least unattractive course of action’ and has been used as an easily understood, politically useful marker to communicate the urgency of the climate change problem.’’

In the negotiations leading up to the Paris agreement — which was signed by the United States and some 190 other countries — small island nations that are especially vulnerable to rising seas had proposed that the agreement should limit temperature increases to 1.5 degrees.

“We hope policy makers understand that temperature increases are going to vary across the globe, and that some places, like the Northeast, will rise more quickly than elsewhere,’’ said Ambarish Karmalkar, the lead author of the study and a researcher at the university’s Northeast Climate Science Center.

The study follows a similarly dire report released last year that suggested the impact of climate change on Boston could be far worse than previously expected.

That report, also written by University of Massachusetts researchers, found that sea levels around the city could, in the worst-case scenario, rise more than 10 feet by the end of the century — nearly twice what was previously predicted.

That would plunge about 30 percent of Boston under water.

The previous report also found that temperatures in 2070 could exceed 90 degrees for 90 days a year, compared with an average of 11 days now.

Changes in precipitation could mean a 50 percent decline in annual snowfall, punctuated by more frequent heavy storms such as nor’easters.

The updated projections for Boston reflect other recent research that suggests the accelerating melt of the ice sheets covering Antarctica will have a disproportionate impact on cities along the East Coast.

The Northeast could see sea levels rise about 25 percent higher than other parts of the planet — perhaps by as much as 10.5 feet by 2100, and 37 feet by 2200, according to some projections.
(source)
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sat 4 Feb, 2017 10:23 am
@Region Philbis,
Just look at what you did!
George
 
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Reply Sat 4 Feb, 2017 11:41 am
Always wanted a beachfront home
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 4 Feb, 2017 12:12 pm
@George,
George wrote:
Always wanted a beachfront home

http://i63.tinypic.com/rmo80n.jpg
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 4 Feb, 2017 12:44 pm
@ehBeth,
Quote:
Just look at what you did!
yay!
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 14 Feb, 2017 01:37 pm

http://i.imgur.com/hELSMzR.jpg

the dirty crap on the left is what our friendly neighborhood plow drivers left us in front of the driveway...



http://i.imgur.com/We3MguK.jpg

oh what a relief it was when we were finished...
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 23 Feb, 2017 11:40 am

new high for this date!

http://i.imgur.com/7Z0bzCW.jpg

Cool
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 23 Feb, 2017 01:55 pm

http://i.imgur.com/rG2C3Kp.jpg
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Sturgis
 
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Reply Thu 23 Feb, 2017 02:04 pm
Show off! We're stuck at an almost icy 60° after this morning's heavy fog
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Thu 23 Feb, 2017 02:09 pm
@Sturgis,

it's rare when we're warmah than youse guys...
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 24 Feb, 2017 12:34 pm

http://i.imgur.com/uQhThy6.jpg

even more betterah today... Mr. Green
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Fri 24 Feb, 2017 12:41 pm
@Region Philbis,
Less betterah here, but it's still pretty out. New Mexico can be gorgeous whether warm or cold. Me, I like inbetween. Now it's 47.7F, reaching to a high of 49, and a low of 24.
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Miller
 
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Reply Wed 1 Mar, 2017 10:29 am
BOSTON AREA:
Airplanes falling from the sky, thunder and wind blasts belting through the land....What next?
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 11 Mar, 2017 05:07 am

oh FFS... Confused


http://i65.tinypic.com/2cxizkg.jpg
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 11 Mar, 2017 05:17 am
Winter can't make up its mind here, either. Right now, ten degrees--although we've not had the precipitation we've been threatened with. It's been a crazy winter.
jespah
 
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Reply Sat 11 Mar, 2017 05:26 am
@Setanta,
Right now, the temp here goes all the way up to 11 (f).
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