Snow has been no friend to the Northeast this winter, and as another storm is ready to pummel the Northeast this weekend, climate change experts offer an explanation of why record-breaking amounts of precipitation may become a norm for the region. "Simple physical laws will tell you that a warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture," Dr. David Robinson, a state climatologist at Rutgers University, says. "So it’s related to warmer temperatures and more abundant moisture available in the atmosphere, but you still need an impetus. You still need a storm." This weekend’s winter weather and the last few weeks’ rash of storms is that exact impetus.
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