Global warming? Snowfalls in Siberia on June 1

In Surgut, Noyabrsk, Novy Urengoy and other cities it looked more like Christmas … on June 1.

In some areas there were even snow drifts. In Noyabrsk, the local administration restarted heating supplies to homes.

The Siberian stereotype says its always cold here, but this is a fallacy.

As these pictures show, in some areas of western Siberia, the thermometers have plunged to around zero

http://siberiantimes.com/ecology/others/news/n0674-global-warming-snow-falls-in-siberia-to-mark-official-start-of-summer/

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Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

“There have been wide coverage of the cold weather on the 1st of June in Russian TV,” says reader Alexey Parkhomenko.

5 thoughts on “Global warming? Snowfalls in Siberia on June 1”

  1. Stands to reason they would be the first to experience the new ice age.
    Look out, Canadians! You’re next!

  2. In June 2013, something similar happened and it was reported here, at iceagenow.info.
    2013 was specially cold, one of the coldest years of this century, second only to 2008, with one of the greatest snowfalls in the NH since records began (1970’s). It also marked the beginning of the recovery of the Arctic ice to levels pre-2007.

    The last two years, 2014-15, were abnormally warm by comparison (including a strong El Nino), because the present solar cycle 24 reached its apex during that period, but now the maximum is over and we’re moving fast to the minimum phase of the cycle.
    The following is the F10.7 radio flux comparison between the present cycle and cycle 20 (from landscheidt.info), a time when people were “certain” that a new ice age could happen soon, (it was also the period when the Arctic icecap reached its maximum extension, in 1978)
    http://www.landscheidt.info/images/sc20_sc24.png

    Note, in the graph, the extended minimum phase of cycle 20, which lasted 13+ years (from ~ 1964 to ~ 1976).
    The present cycle 24, being even lower in terms of power of solar radiations, should also have an extended period of minimum, possibly longer than cycle 20.

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