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Winter Warming Accelerated Since 1970

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On February 21, 2013 @ 2:30 pm In Digital Media,Science | Comments Disabled

Rates of warming (°F per decade) for average winter (Dec.-Feb.), 1970-2012.

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Climate Central [2]:

“Winter warming accelerated almost everywhere since 1970, and all states have warmed since that time. Nationwide since 1970, winters warmed more than four-and-a-half times faster per decade than over the past 100 years.

Winter nights have warmed in all but one of the lower 48 states since 1970. Across the continent, winter nighttime temperatures have warmed about 30 percent faster than nighttime temperatures over the entire year. Since 1970, overnight winter temperatures in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Vermont have warmed faster than 1.29°F per decade, or more than 5°F in just 43 years.

Since 1912, states with average winter temperatures below 32°F warmed three times faster than states with average temperatures above 32°F. Since 1970, winter warming has accelerated almost everywhere and states that previously cooled began to warm in winter.”

Wow . . .


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