Atmospheric Convulsion Will Cause Historic Disasters of Arctic Melt & U.S. Storms Next Week

Atmospheric Convulsion Will Cause Historic Disasters of Arctic Melt & U.S. Storms Next Week

Today DMI scientists announced the start of the Greenland melt season, the second earliest in a record that stretches back to 1980. “The start of the melt season occurs on the first of three consecutive days where more than 5% of the ice sheet has melt at the surface.” said scientist Peter Langen. “We use a pretty strict definition as we want to make sure it is a consistent start to melting and not just a blip due to unseasonal weather”.  This year’s start of 30th April is second only to 2016, when a very unusual weather pattern caused a very early start to the melt season in mid-April.

“On average, the melt season starts around the 26th May, so we are almost a full month earlier this year” he continued.

Number three on the list is 2nd May 2010 when a similar weather pattern also caused early melt onset closely followed by 2017 on the 7th May, the top four have all occurred within the last ten years.

Note that the top 4 early melting years are all in the last decade. Spring is coming earlier to the Arctic and in many recent years it is happening in ways that disrupt normal northern hemispheric weather patterns with serious consequences to the lower 48 states.

via Daily Kos Atmospheric Convulsion Will Cause Historic Disasters of Arctic Melt & U.S. Storms Next Week

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