Hudson Bay to Experience Periods of Above Freezing Temperatures, Possible Rainfall During January of 2017

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Earlier this morning, warm winds rushing in from the south ahead of an extensive frontal system draped across central and eastern North America pulled 32 + degree Fahrenheit (0 + C) temperatures into the southern coastal area of Hudson Bay. These temperatures were around 30 to 35 degrees (F) above normal. An odd event to say the least. One that would have been far less likely to happen without the added kick provided by global warming in the range of 1.2 C above 1880s averages.

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(Temperatures rose to above freezing at around 4 AM EST along the southern shores of Hudson Bay on January 11, 2017 according to this GFS model summary. Middle and long range forecasts indicate that at least two more such warming events will occur over this typically frigid region during January. Image source: Earth Nullschool.)

Such a kick has been pushing climate zones northward —…

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One thought on “Hudson Bay to Experience Periods of Above Freezing Temperatures, Possible Rainfall During January of 2017

  1. Climate extremes, fluctuations are the norm now, it seems. There is no reliable “prediction” of weather patterns anymore. Here in the Southwest, one day its Arctic freezes, the next its 50 degrees. Winds have become stronger, more volatile. Bird populations are also shifting to try to adjust to this New Planet.

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