Posted on May 16, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Ohio State statisticians try to reconcile different climate models
How hot will it get? Image courtesy NASA.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Average temperatures in the Rocky Mountains could soar by more than 6 degrees in the summer and 4 degrees in the winter in the next few decades, according to a new statistical analysis of climate models by researchers at Ohio State University.
The Hudson Bay region will likely experience the largest temperature swings, especially in the winter. Temperatures could rise an average of about 10.7 degrees, possibly because meting ice will reduce the region’s albedo. In the summer, the Hudson Bay region might only see average temperatures rise by about 2 degrees, the scientists said after fine-tuning a sophisticated climate model that helps narrow the gap between previous predictions.
The analysis examines groups of regional climate models, finds the commonalities between them, and determines how much weight each individual climate projection should get in a consensus climate estimate. Through maps on the statisticians’ website, people can see how their own region’s temperature will likely change by 2070 – overall, and for individual seasons of the year. (more…)
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Posted on February 9, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
The NOAA weather map shows high pressure dominating the West.
Warm-up on the way for the weekend
*Story updated to correct Tuesday’s high temp. recorded at Naples, Fla. and not at Pecos, Texas, as previously reported.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — A chilly start to the day, as all the official weather stations around the state reported below zero readings at 7 a.m. Thursday, with Alamosa claiming the lowest temperature in Colorado at minus 24 degrees.
But Dillon wasn’t far off the pace, reporting minus 19.4 degrees at 8:12 a.m. Frisco’s record low for Feb. 9 is minus 38 degrees, set way back in 1929. The record high is 53 degrees, set in 1954. It’s even colder in Montana, where the hamlet of Plevna reported a low of minus 33 degrees, making it the coldest spot in the country. Naples, Florida was the hotspot Tuesday, at 79 degrees. (more…)
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