Extreme Weather: Our region’s extreme weather is the new normal

Jul 13th, 2013 | By | Category: Climate Change

In a year that brought Connecticut the unlikely chaos of storm Sandy, severe flooding, a blizzard and — most recently — three tornadoes in one day and a fourth a week later, it turns out the weather’s unpredictability is now predictable.

Extreme weather has become the new normal: the vicious storms Irene and Sandy, which caused flooding and devastation; the weekend blizzard in February that barricaded people in their homes and left more than 3 feet of snow in some towns; and the fourth tornado of the month, which touched down in Connecticut Wednesday night.

“The thing is, people are beginning to observe something’s unusual,” said Bud Ward, editor of Yale University’s Forum on Climate Change. “But a single unusual event isn’t uncommon.” (I think it’s actually called the The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media.)

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