Northern Hemisphere Snow Hits Record, Despite Climate Predictions
Flashback 2000: ‘Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past’ – ‘Children just aren’t going to know what snow is’ – (UK Independent).
According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.
He said that back in the year 2000.
He actually went on to say that kids would just not know what it was.
22 years later and, well, I hope you've taken your kids outside to show them all this snow and explained it to them. I'm sure they are quite confused.
BUT HOLD ON! Checkout this headline:
Snow Extent in the Northern Hemisphere now Among the Highest in 56 years Increases the Likelihood of Cold Early Winter Forecast both in North America and Europe. (Severe Weather Europe).
We are only into the the first stages of winter for 2022/2023.
This year snow extent is running much higher than average and and is now beyond the highest ever observed so far. WAIT - what?
Northern Hemisphere snow extent is currently indeed very high, now at about 41 million square kilometers, according to the NOAA/Rutgers Global Snow Lab. The most recent snow cover information is given in the image below. (Severe Weather Europe).
Dr. Viner, a climatologist, said it. The news media breathlessly repeated it. The politicians then took up the cry and told us they needed more money and more power to fix it.
That wasn't supposed to happen.
So what do we do when what we are told does not mix with what is happening?
In the video above is the Rutgers Daily Snow Extent map and other information.
Russia is completely covered in snow now.
Also covered is Canada, and Alaska, as well as a good portion of the Lower 48.
In Eurasia vast areas show snow extends and covers over the eastern European countries boarding Russia and Central China.
The Finnish Meteorological Institute shows total snow mass for the Northern Hemisphere above the 1982-2012 average.
There is much more to this story. Scientist disagree on much of what it means. But that is typical, since true science is never a settled thing.
Read the article from Severe Weather Europe to see full charts and graphs and what some scientist think.