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Highest Northern Hemisphere Snow Extent In Books Dating Back To 1967; Eastern Aussies Warned To Brace For Cold, Wet Summer; + Rime Ice In China

Highest Northern Hemisphere Snow Extent In Books Dating Back To 1967

The Northern Hemisphere’s 2022-2023 snow season is off to an impressive start.

The United States registered its snowiest November 16 ever last week–before the historic lake-effect dumpings, and the snow cover in Eurasia is truly extraordinary with practically every square inch of Russia currently blanketed.

Using the historical satellite environmental data record (EDR) (which extends back to 1966/7), researchers at Rutgers Global Snow Lab have developed a satellite climate data record (CDR) — from this dataset comes the ‘Weekly NH Snow Cover’ chart.

The chart (shown below) reveals that this year’s extent has fired above the 56-year max–an impossibility under the global warming hypothesis which continues to call for linearly rising temperatures and a correlating decrease in snow cover.

Looking at the below Rutgers Daily Snow Extent map, that Russian coating is clearly discernible.

Snow is also seen engulfing all of Canada, Alaska, as well as a good portion of the Lower 48.

And checking in with the Finnish Meteorological Institute, a snowy theme has developed here, too. As we’ve seen for the past 6-or-so years now, ‘total snow mass for the Northern Hemisphere’ is tracking comfortably above the 1982-2012 average (and 1SD):


Extensive snow extent so early in the season is an indicator of persistent cold as we head into winter proper.

Expansive snow cover sees those descending Arctic air masses maintain, or even deepen, their cold properties as they make their way south, due to the reflective nature of snow on the ground — the albedo effect. This is simple stuff, but it’s pertinent — on sunny days, temperatures can be 10, 15, 20+ degrees colder in snow-covered areas when compared to bare ground areas.

Albedo snow cover
The effects of snow cover on temperature [NOAA].

NOAA’s ‘Seasonal Temperature Outlook’ (released Nov 17 — shown below) is already looking on course to prove an abject failure–as the agency’s outlooks routinely do.

Remember Feb, 2021, when NOAA predicted a warmer-than-average month but it wound-up being the US’s coldest Feb since 1989 with a historic blast of freezing polar air responsible for killing 702 people in Texas alone? –NOAA would rather you didn’t.

The majority of those excess deaths were associated with hypothermia: “They froze to death, some in their beds, like an 11-year-old boy in Conroe,” reads an editorial at dentonrc.com; while others died of carbon monoxide poisoning after burning all-sorts of outdoor appliances inside, in desperation.

This is why reliable, unbiased (so non-warm-mongering) forecasts are imperative. Most Texans had no prior warning of what was about to hit in mid-Feb 2021, and so didn’t prepare. This is on NOAA, but they haven’t learned — they’re doing it again:

NOAA winter temperature outlook
NOAA’s winter temperature outlook.

Arctic Outbreaks are becoming both more extreme and more common, yet paradoxically –thanks to the western world being instructed to brace for ‘catastrophic warming’– they’re continuing to catch us unawares; and with an infrastructure (and mind) ill-prepared to deal with them they’re impact is being amplified.

But, “global warming means more intense snowstorms” — no, no it doesn’t (see link below). The propaganda is at a 10 right now. And anyway, these aren’t one-off snowstorm we’re talking about; rather –and as is visible in the data– global snow cover is increasing.

Explain that, you AGW shills.

And while you’re at it, explain Greenland’s record-breaking start to a snow/ice season, too:


East Coast Australian’s Warned To Brace For Cold, Wet Summer

After a La Niña-driven year of colder-than average temperatures and record precipitation, Australians on the east coast have been told to brace for a wet and cold summer and all, with La Niña years forecast to ‘keep on coming‘.

Just days out from summer, heavy snow is sweeping the Southeast with feet being registered at the region’s ski resorts.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) said in its long-range forecast, released Thursday, that colder daytime temperatures are to be expected in NSW, Queensland and Victoria over the coming months — as the cooling effect from Hunga Tonga’s record-high eruption combined with the impacts of a prolonged bout of low solar activity intensify.

Could parts of Australia be on for ‘a year without a summer’?

Rime Ice In China

In recent days, residents of Heihe, in China’s Heilongjiang province, have shivered through freezing lows.

With the arrival of a fierce Arctic cold front the mercury in the city slumped to record-challenging levels for the time of year. The freeze resulted in ‘rime’ forming along the Heilong River which straddles the China-Russia border.

Rime ice appears when small supercooled water droplets freeze on contact with a surface that itself is sub-zero (C). Because the droplets are small, they freeze almost instantly creating a mixture of tiny ice particles and trapped air.

It can be a stunning sight…

Soft rime ice formed along the Heilong River in Heihe, Heilongjiang province [Wang Dianjie].
[Wang Dianjie]

The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among many other forcings, including the impending release of the Beaufort Gyre).

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11 Thoughts to “Highest Northern Hemisphere Snow Extent In Books Dating Back To 1967; Eastern Aussies Warned To Brace For Cold, Wet Summer; + Rime Ice In China”

  1. Dallas Schneider

    Forecast today for Ft. Davis & Balmorhea Tx – (https://www.google.com/maps/place/Palo+Pinto+County,+TX/@32.759769,-98.316177,8z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x8651843c6b2ea203:0x47b6101841128aeb!8m2!3d32.7597695!4d-98.3161769?hl=en-US ) 4-8 inches SNOW!!! per my brother in San Angelo Tx
    local weather report. Both place South of Interstate 10 in West Texas.
    Also snow for South East New Mexico at Lovington NOT in the mountains, but
    in the flatlands of the area!!

    This will expand the NH Snow Coverage for sure!!!

  2. Mystic’s Mystic

    Sun approaching the Tropic of Capricorn. Obtuse
    angle increasing. Snow cover building. More & more expected warming rays of the sun reflect back into space.

  3. Martin

    The fields dawned white, covered by a thin layer of ice, reminiscent of the typical winter landscapes in Serra Catarinense (South Brazil).
    This is the 140th frost in the year 2022, an absolute record of frosts ever observed, surpassing the year 2016 where 135 frosts were recorded. The lowest temperature, from this icy dawn, was recorded in Bom Jardim da Serra, where a station recorded a record of 0.8°C on November 25th.
    89 days with negative temps in SC.
    7 days with Snow and 5 days with Icicle.
    Frost days:
    136 days/2022
    135 days /2016
    130 days/2021 (every month with frost).
    124 days/2020
    123 days/2010
    120 days/2017
    109 days/2018 (every month with frost).

    The 5 Lowest Temperatures in Brazil (2022):
    -12.1°C Itatiaia National Park/RJ/PWS on 9/18/2022
    -9.5°C Panel/SC/PWS on 9/4/2022
    -8.9°C São Joaquim/SC CORUJA/PWS on 6/19/2022
    -8.3°C Bom Jardim da Serra/SC/PWS on 6/19/2022
    -6.8°C Delfim Moreira/MG/CHARCO/PWS 6/14/2022

    2022 with 89 days with negative minimum temperatures.

  4. Michael Peinsipp

    So the Sun’s energy being more energetic deep into Earth is causing the Earth to cool but GLOBAL WARMING…they need to make up their damn minds…

    1. Dallas Schneider

      Seems more cosmic rays penetrate more energetic deep into Earth as the
      Grand Solar Minimum of the Sun lessens it’s output causing Global Warming of the GLOBE but the Atmosphere Cools resulting in a
      Cracked Hard Boiled Egg Effect as the inside expands, the outside contracts as more Volcanoes and Earthquakes make themselves known!

      Boy, it was hard to get all that in one sentence!!

  5. Trevor

    Midway along the east coast of Australia – spring is tending to summer. Temps are up and down somewhat but no dramas. Average daytime temp now around 30 deg C. unless full cloud cover.

    Anyway this is why you ditch living in the higher latitudes and move towards the tropics. Our main concern, here, in next few years is not cold but a failed electricity grid due to ill informed activists and non nonsensical govt policies about an (unachievable) massive increase in renewables by 2030.

    to Dallas Schneider – FYI – star fruit from seed – I noticed this afternoon 3 seedlings have appeared from the spread of at least a wheelbarrow load of fallen starfruit . I use the fallen fruit as mulch. Indicates that germination rate is quite low but this technique works to obtain a few seedlings.

    1. Dallas Schneider

      WoW….thank you for that observation.
      It is much appreciated!

  6. Dallas Schneider

    1 in Snow predicted for Ft Stockton TX today!

    So I was on the phone to my brother in San Angelo TX yesterday. I mentioned we had the most snow cover in 56 years. We agreed that would be 66, and I had just graduated from High School 65 back home from college in Lubbock. Leaving Lubbock 200 miles north I remember fighting sleet with ice forming a wing off the back of the upright 2 foot tall radio antenna on the front right fender as cars had at that time.
    Home was Iraan, Tx 80 miles East of Ft Stockton in Pecos County, 17 miles north of I-10. I lived on a hill on a oil lease 9 miles west of town. My cousins and a friend came picked me up for a ride on the ice covered highway! Coming from town the hill was quite steep (an uncle my cousin’s dad had died on that hill getting crushed between two trucks trying to get an oil rig up it many years earlier) but the other side sloped gently for a few miles. So young men do sometimes we enjoyed a ride on the ice covered asphalt with no other cars in sight of getting up to about 40 mph then tapping the brakes putting the car into a spin!!!
    As it slid the front tires would catch the shoulder, grab and sling the rear of the car around. Sliding backwards then the rear tires would do the same, catching the shoulder then slinging the front of the car around. It would make three complete loops before stopped and we would do it agian!!!
    Lots of fun on a cold icy morning with nothing to do in the middle of nowhere!!!
    This is true,
    Dallas Schneider

    1. TW

      Sounds like great fun!

    2. ELBA JACK

      I lived in Ft Stockton at that time. It was an oil boom town, rough place to grow up but love the memories. I’m a tad younger than you, class of 75. Lots of relatives in Tom Green and Llano counties.

  7. Greg in NZ

    Snow to 3,000 ft for the next 3 days along our Southern Alps – the 3rd day being our 1st day of ‘summer’ (meteorologically speaking) with more on the way next week, which is why I now live up north (south for y’all) as close to the equator as I can go.

    Woohoo – one sentence too! 😃

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