Why is the Weather so Erratic?

This year Connecticut saw an incredibly warm fall and a snow storm in March. But does this weird weather directly relate to climate change? According to the EPA’s latest report, since the 1950s, severe and unpredictable snow has become more frequent in North America and will continue to become more so. Even with longer warm spells and less snowfall overall, when the snow hits, it will be brutal. This is because when global temperatures rise, the amount of moisture in the air also increases. When the temperature drops below freezing, the moisture turns into heavy snow, or even freezing rain, which can knock down trees and power lines, and disrupt daily activities.  For more information on wacky weather and climate change, click here!