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Published On: Wed, Aug 22nd, 2018

Scientists deny record 2017 snowfall in Erie Pennsylvania but 2018 crushed that record

The anti-global warming site What’s Up With That began their coverage of the story: “Remember when Al Gore and Katharine Hayhoe told us that a record snowfall in Erie, PA was proof of global warming? Never mind.,” calling out scientists trying to nullify the record snowfall in late 2017.

Snow covered houses

photo/ Fabio Piccini via pixabay.com

Now the problem is that there was even MORE snow this winter…yes, in 2018.

“This new record has been set because of Winter Storm Liam, which brought snow to the city on Wednesday,” was the news in February.

This came after scientists are denying cold weather and records should call into question the global warming hysteria.

“Does it mean global warming is finished? Nope; it’s exactly the opposite, in fact. Warmer temperatures are increasing the risk of lake-effect snow,” tweeted scientist Katharine Hayhoe.

Yes. That’s right. Imagine the Day After Tomorrow science where the cold weather is the result of the warming earth…makes perfect sense.

According to the National Weather Service, “Lake Effect snow occurs when cold air, often originating from Canada, moves across the open waters of the Great Lakes. As the cold air passes over the unfrozen and relatively warm waters of the Great Lakes, warmth and moisture are transferred into the lowest portion of the atmosphere. The air rises, clouds form and grow into narrow band that produces 2 to 3 inches of snow per hour or more.”

The skeptics note the new NOAA reports which attempt to question the measurements:

50″+ record has just been, ahem, denied.

A State Climate Extremes Committee has nullified the 24-hour and monthly Pennsylvania State snowfall records from Erie in December, 2017, due to questionable measurement practices.

On 14 February and 9 April 2018, a State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) convened to verify / validate a report of a 50.8 inch snowfall in Erie, Pennsylvania over the 24-hour period spanning 25-26 December 2017. In addition, the total snowfall accumulation for the month of December in Erie measured 120.9 inches. If verified, the 24-hour snowfall and monthly maximum snowfall would become
new records for the state.

The committee considered the following factors in their decision: the genuine nature of the measured snowfall, meteorological plausibility, and methods and practices of observation. After reviewing the observational evidence, the SCEC voted (1-4) against accepting both the 24-hour snowfall and the monthly accumulated snowfall values. In particular, the committee could not, beyond a reasonable doubt, find the following snowfall amounts to be true and valid:

• LOCATION: Erie, PA International Airport (COOP ID: 362682)
• DATE: 25-26 December 2017
• SNOWFALL: 50.8 inches (24-hour)
• DATE: December 2017
• SNOWFALL: 120.9 inches (monthly total)

The SCEC-recognized 24-hour snowfall record of 38 inches occurred on 20 March 1958 in Morgantown, PA. The record for monthly maximum snowfall of 117.8 inches was reported in Laurel Summit, PA
during February 2010. These values remain intact as the statewide records for Pennsylvania.

In a study published earlier this month, researchers from Dartmouth College, the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire revealed how they were shocked to find that the Alaska Range has received an average of 18 feet of snow per year—that’s more than double the average of eight feet per year from 1600-1840.

The conclusion: climate change.

So if the scientists don’t like the ton of snow, they will just claim it’s STILL global warming and then question the measurements’ accuracy. Even if that’s proven to be a lie.

Oh, I mean fake news.

Photo Brian Birke via Flickr

 

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

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