The "conventional wisdom" holds that global warming brings more frequent winter snowstorms. Al Gore says it. Dr. Michio Kaku says it. The National Wildlife Federation says it. Some "scientists" say it.
Even assuming the validity of man-made global warming -- this is an appropriate time to note that the satellite-measured "temperature anomalies" in the lower troposphere between 70 degrees South and 82.5 degrees North dropped to only 0.083 degrees C in January -- is the conventional wisdom correct?
No--none of these zealots can "cite a peer-reviewed paper that definitively shows a link between the posited increasing blizzard frequency or intensity due to human-caused global warming, but [instead] resort to a hand-wavy, thought-experiment that uses the phrase 'completely consistent with' and 'all sorts of havoc' causing warmcold and drywet." In fact, water vapor anomalies are either declining or uncorrelated with CO2 concentrations. (Which may be why hurricanes haven't gotten worse, contrary to green fears.) Plus there's been cooling since the end of last year's El Nino.
In sum, there is no evidence global warming caused recent heavy snowfalls. Rather, as Dr. Ryan N. Maue reminds, "It’s snowed before, it’s flooded before, and it will again."
Welcome to winter--the conventional wisdom is worthless.