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2001-2010 Snowiest Decade on Record

Second snowiest winter on record

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2 Mar 10 - "Just as it’s important not to miss the forest for the trees," said Al Gore in  his op-ed piece in the New York Times, "neither should we miss the climate for the snowstorm.”

"A decade-long record across the entire Northern Hemisphere is not appropriately described as a “snowstorm,” scoffs writer Steven Goddard in this article on

Rutgers University Global Snow Lab numbers show that we've just completed the snowiest Northern Hemisphere decade on record, says Goddard. As for single winters, this past winter was the second snowiest winter on record, exceeded only by 1978.  

And it appears to be getting worse:

  • Average winter snow extent has increased since the 1990s by nearly the area of Texas and California combined.

  • Three of the four snowiest winters in the Rutgers record occurred during the last decade – the top four winters are (in order) 1978, 2010, 2008, 2003.

  • The third week of February, 2010 had the second highest weekly extent (52,170,000 m2) in the past 2,229 weeks.

"Many regions of the Northern Hemisphere have seen record snowfall this winter, including Washington D.C, Moscow, China, and Korea. Even Dr. Hansen’s office at Columbia University has seen record snowfall.

See entire article, including charts:

Thanks to Chuck Clancy for this link






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