Publish Date: October 14, 2014
Article Source: AOL News
Article Link: www.aer.com/news-events/in-the-news/2014/new-york-expected-have-weather-similar-alabama-2050-winter-will-be-brutal
New York expected to have weather similar to Alabama by 2050, but this winter will be brutal
New Yorkers enjoying this week's warmth might be in for a chilly surprise this winter, but cold weather in the Big Apple may be going the way of the dodo.
America's largest city may no longer face snowy weather by 2050, according to one report, but not before this winter fires a frozen shot across the brow of millions.
New York's winters will more closely represent those in Birmingham, Alabama, than the frozen tundra New Yorkers trudged through last winter, the New York Panel on Climate Change recently found.
"I would consider it at least a cold bias for this upcoming winter," Judah Cohen, director of seasonal forecasting at Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), a unit of Verisk Climate, told the Post.
"I remember that North American snow cover extent got off to a fast start in 2000 and that did portend a cold winter."