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Global Warming the cause for record rainfall in NY in June 2009?

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Unless you are duck most New Yorkers hate the near record amount of rain in June 2009. As of today 6/18/09 over 6 inches of rain has fallen in Central Park and this weekend is expected to be a near washout again. The big losers is the 2009 US Golf Open Tournment being held this year at Bethpage on Long Island.

 

 

Source http://WWW.WEATHER.COM

 

The normal rainfall average for entire month of June in NYC is around 3 1/2 inches of rain. Is Global warming the reason? Feel free to comment and here news article below.

 

Record rainfall in New York in June: It could be global warming new White House report suggests

 

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/NY Daily News wire services

 

Wednesday, June 16th 2009

 

 

 

Tired of the rain? Feel like you living in either Seattle or London? You not alone. New York City as of Wednesday has experienced record rainfall this June. A new report released by the White House points the finger at Global Warming. Meanwhile part of the Western US including California is experincing record drought.

 

 

Harmful effects from global warming are already here and worsening, warns the first climate report from Barack Obama's presidency in the strongest language on climate change ever to come out of the White House.

 

Global warming has already caused more heavy downpours, rising temperature and sea level, rapidly retreating glaciers, longer growing seasons and altered river flow, according to the document released Tuesday by the White House science adviser and other top officials.

 

"There are in some cases already serious consequences," report co-author Anthony Janetos of the University of Maryland told The Associated Press. "This is not a theoretical thing that will happen 50 years from now. Things are happening now."

 

The White House document — a climate status report required periodically by Congress — contains no new research. But it focuses and organizes what's been covered in numerous scientific journals and piecemeal federal studies to paint a more cohesive, bigger and darker picture of global warming in the United States.

 

The "major disruptions" already taking place will only increase as warming continues, the authors wrote. They project the average U.S. temperature could rise by as much as 11 degrees by the end of the century.

 

"Thresholds will be crossed, leading to large changes in climate and ecosystems," the study said in one of its key findings, adding that it could affect the survival of some species.

 

For example in the past few decades, winters in parts of the Midwest have warmed by several degrees and the time without frost has grown by a week, according to the report.

 

"We're already seeing impacts across the nation," said co-author Virginia Burkett, coordinator of global change science at the U.S. Geological Survey. "The evidence is much stronger than it has been."

 

White House science adviser John Holdren said in a statement that the findings make the case for taking action to slow global warming — both by reducing emissions and adapting to the changes that "are no longer avoidable."

 

"It tells us why remedial action is needed sooner rather than later," Holdren said.

 

The report emphasized that water, either too much or too little, will continue to be a major problem in every region of the country and worldwide in developing coutries in Africa and Asia.

 

"Water permeates this document," Burkett said. She said the U.S. Southwest will get drier and hotter and that will be a crucial issue. The nearly 200-page report has chapters examining the effects of global warming in each region, as well as everything from health to transportation problems.

 

Federal law requires comprehensive reports on global warming's effects every four years. An environmental group sued to force the Bush administration to issue an early draft of this report last summer because one had not been written since 2000. Since that time, the language has become stronger, but mostly because of fresher research, scientists said.

 

"The emphasis has shifted from just looking at the physical climate science to adapting to change," Burkett said in an interview

 

c)2009 Associated Press/NY Daily News, Inc.

 

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I think they are playing this "Global Warming" card a bit much. I read an article written by the meteorologist who was the original founder of the weather channel that stated global warming was completely exagerrated by accelerating computer models drastically and not realistically. When they did this they got all of this funding for more research. If they didnt crunch the numbers the way they did , there would be no drastic effect and most of the funding for global warming would slow down.

 

I think it's just a rainy summer thats all, I remember about 5 or 6 years ago we had a similar summer. I would be worried if every summer was like this but it's just like the winter seasons. Some are much colder than others. It all depends on the weather activity that is very dynamic and constantly changing.

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We could have used a little global warming this month; it was damned cold some days.

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I think they are playing this "Global Warming" card a bit much. I read an article written by the meteorologist who was the original founder of the weather channel that stated global warming was completely exagerrated by accelerating computer models drastically and not realistically. When they did this they got all of this funding for more research. If they didnt crunch the numbers the way they did , there would be no drastic effect and most of the funding for global warming would slow down.

 

I think it's just a rainy summer thats all, I remember about 5 or 6 years ago we had a similar summer. I would be worried if every summer was like this but it's just like the winter seasons. Some are much colder than others. It all depends on the weather activity that is very dynamic and constantly changing.

 

 

I agree with that Meteorologist that global warming is exagerrated for political/social agenda and we not at the 'doomesday' stage . At same time i do think we are in a mild version of 'warming' as a threat and steps need to be taken to prevent a disater to our planet 50 year or more later from now. ie less greenhouse gases, etc.

 

Remember this is the Northeast US where we (at least where most on the NYCTF members live)weather can and often changes day-day or even hour hour.:confused:

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You are thinking about 2004. I recall it rained so much in the first half of July. I believe October 2005 holds the record of the most rainest month in New York City history. I think we're in store for more rain in the coming weeks. From the looks of it, I doubt we are going to have an actual summer.

 

I agree. It's been nothing but rain the past two weeks.

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pah, global warming. There is no hard data to prove it, and that were causing it. Do you realize it snowed in North Dakota on June 6, 2009? The weather ha natural pattens. So does the planet. There was an Ice Age thousands of years ago and guess what, we weren't the cause of it. Over the last century the avg. temperature has raised by 1 degree.

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Whether or not global warming had anything to do with our heavy rainfall this month, weather patterns are changing and that is a fact. The jet stream is actually moving northward about 1.25 miles every year I believe and this is happening because the Earth's tropical belt is widening. Global warming models have predicted this and it's happening so believe what you will about global warming. The jet stream also plays a huge part in deflecting hurricanes from Northeast shores.

 

The rain we had over this past weekend was just bad luck, a low pressure system stalled off the coast of Long Island and we kept getting hit by the bands of rain that surrounded it.

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We are past the point of "fixes" that will create a net neutral effect, all we can do now is lessen the severity of the changes with quick steps in the right direction.

 

I dunno about you folks, but i want the east coast & nyc to not be underwater.

 

- A

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