From the NY Sun today:
This month is set to become the first January in 75 years that New York City has been without any measurable snowfall, according to the National Weather Service.So how did that happen?
Less than one-tenth of an inch has fallen in a month that usually produces more than eight inches of snow in the city, according to the National Weather Service.
The Sun continues:
The phenomenon can be traced to the lack of offshore storms, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, Joseph Pollina, said.But what about what Al Gore and some professors keep telling us?
"We've had a number of systems move up the East Coast in not a favorable track for snow," Mr. Pollina said. "Most of the storms have been inland, west of New York City. We haven't really had too much cold air, but when we do, it hasn't coincided with precipitation."
Doesn't global warming explain this lack of snow?
Apparently not as the Sun continues:
A climate scientist with the federal government's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Gavin Schmidt, said the lack of snowfall this month cannot be attributed to global warming.For a change of scene, let's go to Jerusalem from where the AP reports:
A rare snowstorm swept the Middle East on Wednesday, blanketing parts of the Holy Land in white, shutting schools and sending excited children into the streets for snowball fights. ..I reported. You decide.
Snow falls in Jerusalem once or twice each winter, but temperatures rarely drop low enough for it to stick. The Israeli weather service said up to 8 inches of snow fell in the city. ...