National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

US cold snap was a freak of nature, quick analysis finds

Thu, 01/11/2018
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Consider this cold comfort: A quick study of the brutal American cold snap found that the Arctic blast really wasn't global warming but a freak of nature. Frigid weather like the two-week cold spell that began around Christmas is 15 times rarer than it was a century ago, according to a team of international scientists who does real-time analyses to see if extreme weather events are natural or more likely to happen because of climate change. Jim Overland is quoted.