Weather Woes in the Forecast

Posted on May 13, 2013 by

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It has been really hot, then freezing cold, then extremely dry, and then too humid that we could hear our hair frizz up before we even were outside.

Pennsylvanians agree it has been a weird time for weather this year as well as the end of the 2012.  One of the most trending questions now is what are we to expect for the remainder of the year?

First, It will definitely get a lot warmer. No need for sweaters and jeans. There is actually scientific evidence that the weather is going to continue to break temperature records.

Scientists have found an increase in temperatures, which were averaged to be an increase of 0.16 degrees Celsius.  Many say that this is evidence of global warming, or “the gradual increase in the temperature of the earth’s atmosphere, believed to be due to the greenhouse effect.”

The weather will be a bit dry for a while. Meteorologists are calling for less and less rain from this impending heat. America will be hit by a lot of droughts because of this, though these droughts are expected to mainly affect the southwest United States.

Last year, the southwest was said to have terrible droughts, and now the National Oceanic and atmospheric Administration is saying that it is supposed to be significantly worse this year.

The ice caps are also going to continue to deplete.  In the Arctic, the ice has been melting for quite some time, but now scientists are saying that the ice will be depleting a lot more quickly.  Younger ice melts more quickly. A lot of the ice that is now exposed is called first-year ice. It is thinner, so it melts a lot faster.

With the heat that the Earth is getting, the ice will significantly deplete this year. It is said that the minimum of the ice in the Arctic that is depleting is about 13% every 10 years.

You may need to buy more sunscreen and propane for your grill this year because the summer is said to be longer. It is not uncommon to experience a variable change in seasons.

Over the years, the seasons’ durations have been changing. In the 1980s, the autumns were 10 days shorter than they are now, and the fall will continue to come later and spring earlier.

Hurricane season is expected to be a nasty one yet again. Experts say low-lying coastal areas are the most at risk. Examples include places such as New York and New Jersey.

Hurricane Sandy could just be the beginning as temperatures continue to rise.

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