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Melting Arctic Ice Could Bring A Harsh New England Winter

BOSTON — Some weather researchers are predicting we could be in for a rough winter this year due to melting ice thousands of miles away in the Arctic Ocean.

Research shows Arctic ice melted at a record pace this summer, melting to the smallest area ever observed. Scientists say that could mean more extreme weather this winter.

Jennifer Francis, a research professor at Rutgers University’s Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, joins WBUR’s Morning Edition to help us understand why. Francis has studied melting Arctic ice and its effects on weather.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-David-Kull/100002571405599 William David Kull

    DUH!  NEW ENGLAND ALWAY’S HAS HARSH WINTER’S! WHAT PLANET IS THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE FROM!!

    • CalUVulcan97

      Always? How about last winter?

  • Lasose2002

    We could understand that cold fronts could get closer to the Caribbean side, during the winter season?

  • SurfSki WeatherMan

    Very wavy, I am going surfing.
    Blah blah blah
    Talk about slanting a story.
    “Can’t say for sure” Extremes expected this winter.. Agreed.
    When do we not see extremes.?
    During the winter, we should know how the winter is going..

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