AZ Central discusses why winter ‘will lose much of its punch’: Climate change may diminish big snowstorms in the USA.
- The study likely the first to identify and track individual snowstorm projections of the distant future.
- The news isn’t necessarily all bad, with decreases in snow-removal and energy budgets likely.
- “The snow season will start later and end earlier.”
Big snowstorms might be few and far between this century as the climate warms, a study released Monday suggests.
Global warming is expected to affect the frequency, intensity and size of snowstorms across much of the USA, according to the study.
“If we do little to mitigate climate change, the winter season will lose much of its punch in the future,” said study lead author Walker Ashley, a Northern Illinois University meteorologist.