Skip to comments.Thunderstorms are moving East with climate change
Posted on 08/09/2022 1:36:32 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The towering clouds, the thundering claps, the sudden, torrential downpours: The dramatic summer thunderstorms of the Plains states etch themselves into the memory of anyone who experiences them.
But a new study finds that climate change is likely to affect their flavor. By the end of the century, the commonplace, intense storms that deliver 50 to 90 percent of the southern Plains states’ annual water are likely to occur a little less frequently, while more thunderstorm days both weak and strong will drench the East and Northeast.
Climate scientists have gotten better and better at “downscaling” the big models or linking them up with fine-scale regional models, revealing how global climate change’s impacts will play out for even small events like hail or thunderstorms.
Using those new methods, a 2017 study pointed out the pattern: High, dry Rockies air could cut off storm formation in some parts of the Plains states, even with plenty of warm, energetic, damp air near the surface, while zones to the East would be ripe for more storms.
The new study pushes the spatial and seasonal subtlety of those projections even further, thanks to ever-increasing computing power. “This is really building the case for this change,” says Robert Jeffrey Trapp, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne. It’s not a wholesale loss, he emphasizes. “There will still be thunderstorms and tornadoes in Oklahoma in 2100. But there may be less.”
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When they start moving west, then we will worry.
The sky is falling. Again.
In other news, McDonald’s to bring back the McRib sandwich again, this time with climate change.
NatGeo needs to stick with pictures of topless Africans.
It’s called weather systems and SUMMER.
There’s no doubt that the climate is changing, as it has been since the beginning of time. What arrogance it is to think that the arrival of man should freeze the the forces of nature that were established epochs ago.
I grew up in the east and we never lacked T-storms in the summer and fall.
Look it’s raining 🌧
Must be climate change
It’s like having someone describe boiling water to you, as
if that were something to be afraid of.
Well folks, there’s a cloud in the sky. Oh wait, now there
are three clouds in the sky. We’ll be here all evening to
keep you informed about how many clouds in the sky there
It didn’t used to be this way, but global warming is
requiring us to watch these things closer than ever.
Switching back to you Azailia. Thanks Grif. In just a
few moments we’ll have a cloud expert to explain to you
just how dangerous clouds can be.
Now let’s look at the number of clouds in cities around
us. We’re not the only ones under the threat of clouds!
What a bunch of horse sh*t.
“Oh, my. I’ve never seen thunderstorms before. This is really scary.”
Next they will tell us that the current heat wave is caused by Global Warming.
Guess the folks on the east coast will have to get used to thunderstorms late in the afternoon. It’s going to be tough.
Duh. If thunderstorms are becoming more frequent in the East, THAT is the definition of “climate change.” Duh. “Climate change” isn’t causing the storms to move East; their movement towards the East is an example of “climate change.”
These people have adopted “climate change” as a mantra, which they chant without knowing what it means.
Soon they’ll be naming Thunderstorms.
Interesting the climate change advocates never mention the eruption of the Tonga Volcano which pumped estimated 58 million tons of ash and vapor into our atmosphere last 19 Jan 2022. The largest volcano to happen perhaps in history.
When correlation = causation you must be a climate changist.
I didn’t want to make this comment, but I had to. Climate Change made me do it.
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