Here’s a unique view of last week’s snowstorm that hit us pretty hard in Ottawa, this from outer space. An interesting video of a satellite winter blast, courtesy of the Naval Research Laboratory:
The pier at Atlantic City. Climate experts have been predicting much more severe weather.
The events we’ve seen take place with superstorm Sandy in New York have not been unexpected by climatologists.
In a recent interview with the Bulldogs, Environment Canada climatologist David Phillips predicted difficulties with climate change in low coastal areas including New York. Sea levels are rising due to polar ice cap melting resulting from climate change. Meanwhile that same climate change is causing more severe weather.
The U.S. National Weather Service reported at 7 p.m. Monday that Ottawa has a 12-per-cent chance of tropical-storm force winds over the next five days resulting from the Sandy disturbance.
Meanwhile Kingston has 31-per-cent chance while Syracuse, N.Y., has 52-per-cent chance. Smiths Falls has a 15-per-cent chance.
Tracking the path of the storm Sandy appears to be a moving target.