No less an authority than Western New York’s legendary meteorologist Don Paul cites Steve Vermette, professor of geography and planning, regarding the ice boom’s effect on this year’s long-lasting winter.
Paul wrote in the Buffalo News, “Evidence: nada.”
The 2005 study, by Vermette and then-graduate student Mark LaRussa, concluded: “There is no evidence to support perceptions that the ice boom has retarded ice dissipation or has caused a cooling of air temperatures in Buffalo during the spring months.”
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