I guess pollution in Canada is high causing local global warming. You guys better green up or the UN will have your heads.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Now it's the reverse. We are having 10 degree days in January and barely any rain, when it's supposed to be raining a lot. Last summer was the hottest on record, and there were droughts along the coast.
It has nothing to do with pollution but the way the arctic and tropical currents are moving. In this case, the arctic current is not coming in as strong in recent years. Things are definitely changing. Even people up in Prince Rupert and Northern BC are feeling it.
For illustrative purposes, here is December-February snowfall for Vancouver under two scenarios:
At least two months with PNA of -1.00 or below:
1949-50 110.2 cm
1951-52 83.8 cm
1955-56 46.7 cm
1956-57 61.0 cm
1965-66 83.7 cm*
1971-72 116.9 cm
2008-09 (almost met that criteria with February's PNA coming in a -0.95 while December's was -1.41): 108.0 cm
At least two months with PNA of +1.00 or above:
1960-61 9.9 cm
1963-64 14.7 cm*
1976-77 11.5 cm*
2000-01 30.2 cm
2009-10 (January's PNA was +1.25 while December's was +0.34): 1.6 cm to date (through 2/17)
* denotes El Niño winters (2009-10 is an El Niño winter)
Last edited by donsutherland1; 02-18-10 at 11:45 AM.