Climatologist: Maine Winters are Getting Warmer

Orono - A trend of warmer winters in Maine could mean the state's year round climate is changing.
Recent studies show that 2012 was the fourth warmest year for Maine dating all the way back to the 1800's, which is when such records started being kept.
 
George Jacobson, the state's Climatologist says we aren't alone.  Most of the lower 48 states have seen a rise in temperatures as well.  For Maine, this could equate to shorter winters and a longer growing season in the summer.
 
Jacobson says while this rise in overall temperature can have it's short-term seasonal effects, it will also alter the long term projection.
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Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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