weather is ALL OVER THE MAP

by rockandroller
(Atlantic Canada (for now))

My house after decades of global warming

My house after decades of global warming

"The maritimes" - We got 2 or 3 feet of snow, and minus 20 at times.

When I was growing up on the west coast, snowy winters were common. That all stopped in the 1980s it seems :-)

Interior of BC can get TEN FEET OF SNOW (Blue Biver!) and Kamloops is routinely frigid in February. But its usually also +30 or +35 Celsius in summer! Penticton sometimes gets to +40, the wind feels like a hairdryer on days like that.

In Moncton, NB today (Aug 5) we had +32°C and windy and HUMID too - frankly it felt hotter than Seychelles, and just as warm as typical Maldives.

Swimming at a beach a half hour from town last week.. the WATER was hotter than Seychelles, and just as warm as typical Maldives. That doesn't happen too often here, usually the water is still pretty chilly ( but probably 5 degrees warmer than Vancouver or the Jersey shore - where swimming is "brisk" in summer...)

Barry's Response - The Stampede didn't get snow in Calgary this year. That's awesome! It actually happened in 1999.

What's happening to this world? Several prognosticators think the prairies will go from Dfb (cold winters, warm summers) to Dfa (cold winters, hot summers) over the next few decades if global warming persists. People in these areas might think "that can't be so bad..."

Do we actually have a meaningful trend? It's all about perspective, I guess.

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Projections regarding climate change using Calgary and Edmonton as examples

The latest scientific studies, climate models, and reports from reputable sources like governmental climate agencies or research institutions will help you better understand the specific climate projections for Calgary and Edmonton over the next several decades.

Climate scientists have been vocal about the impacts of climate change. While the specifics about Calgary and Edmonton over the next 50 years might be difficult to pinpoint, I can give you some insight into broader climate change projections.

The climate system is expected to change as a result of climate change, including an increase in temperature, changes in precipitation patterns, and more frequent extreme weather. Calgary and Edmonton can be affected by these changes.

Globally, climate models predict temperatures will rise, which will show up in the records of these cities too. Heatwaves could be more frequent and intense, and summers could be hotter and longer. Something Albertans might appreciate. The winters may also be milder, with shorter and less severe cold spells.

In general, precipitation patterns aren't as predictable, with some forecasts predicting increased precipitation in certain seasons or extreme rain, while others predict decreased precipitation overall. Local factors, like geography and regional climate patterns, can influence how these changes manifest.

Although climate projections are based on complex models and assumptions about future greenhouse gas emissions and societal reactions, the data used as input to the models may not be complete, and certain factors may be incorrectly weighed. Additionally, natural climate variability can affect short-term weather patterns and complicate long-term predictions.

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