“We’ll get more winter this year than we did last year,” said the Weather Network’s director of meteorology Chris Scott.
And that means a return to more “typical” historic conditions of cold and snow gripping much of the country, said Scott.
Scott and the network’s team of meteorologists are predicting that most of Atlantic Canada will see higher temperatures and more snow than usual, while the northern Prairies, Northwest Territories and western parts of Nunavut will dip below their 30-year temperature average.
The Great Lakes region and Gulf of St. Lawrence should also get more of the white stuff, he said.
But for the rest of the country, he said precipitation and temperatures should, for the most part, remain within historic norms — a return to reality after last year`s relatively mild winter.
Scott then went on to pay lip service to global warming.
Climate change is “shifting the range” of weather, said Scott, while noting that many winters in the last decade have been warmer than the historical norms.
“It doesn’t mean that we can’t get cold winters… if you were to project 30 to 40 years in the future, we could still get some pretty harsh winters.”
“It’s just that the odds are going to tilt towards milder winters,” Scott said.
Uh huh. It’s going to be colder and snowier, and yet, and yet, “the odds are going to tilt towards milder winters.”
Talk about having it both ways! What a hoax!
Thanks to Mike Wurm for this link