‘Blizzard for the Ages’ Headed for East Coast – ‘Climate change’ blamed
Slate Mag's Eric Holthaus: 'Climate change and El Niño have pushed water temperatures in the Atlantic to near record highs right now, which could offer something similar to the boost a landfalling hurricane sometimes gets when traversing the Gulf Stream—a rapidly strengthening storm, though with snow instead of rain. That means the most remarkable thing about this week’s snowstorm is the sheer amount of water that will be available to be turned into snowflakes.'
Reality Check: Record Ocean temperatures? How accurate are those estimates of ocean warming? ‘Margin of error’ may be larger than temperature change - 'If the margin of error is just the same magnitude as that given below for NINO3.4 SST, then it is a magnitude larger than the ocean temperature change of 1955-2010 for the upper 2,000 m.'