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Climate change can make a typical nor’easter much worse

RE “Two storms converged at ‘perfect’ spot” (Page A1, Feb. 9): Meteorologist Lance Franck is both right and wrong when he says that this month’s nor’easter was “just a classic snowstorm.”

He is right in that the convergence of southern and northern branches of the jet stream is a typical winter weather pattern capable of producing the classic New England nor’easter. But he is wrong in not mentioning the role played by climate change to produce much more snow than normal.

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