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Maine Winters to get Warmer This Century, Study Shows

Sep 17, 2016

Portland Press Herald: Winters in mid-21st century America will be warmer and shorter than they are now, an article in this month’s Journal of Climate said, sounding another alarm about the impacts of global warming. 

The western and mountain states also are forecast to see significantly warmer temperatures and fewer freezing winter days than the Northeast, the study said.

Although the period covered is still more than two decades off, Andrew Pershing, chief scientific officer and ecosystem modeler for the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, said some of the effects already are being seen in Maine, particularly along the coast, where the climate is heavily influenced by the Gulf of Maine, one of the fastest-warming spots on the planet.