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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