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Letter: The weather patterns don’t lie



Recent extreme weather events such as heavy rains in the Boulder area and Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast confirm my observations on page 3 of "Weather to Be in Aspen — An Aspen Weather Guide" by Jim Markalunas published in 2010.

An observation of mine: "It seems as though the weather pendulum swings more extremely than in years of old. I note a pattern of extended wet and dry seasons. Storms are more violent — but less frequent. The weather appears to be more volatile than in past years. I attribute this phenomenon to the global warming effect which induces additional energy into the atmosphere."

We will continue to see greater extremes of weather unless we decrease carbon-monoxide emissions.

Jim Markalunas

Aspen

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