Most Extensive North America Snow Cover Since the 1960s

Most Extensive North America Snow Cover Since the 1960s

Record breaking November snowfall – Most in more than half-a-Century
Also, one of the coldest Novembers on record, says Weather.com

This snow-cover anomalies graph (below) from Rutgers University Global Snow Lab makes it very clear: North American November snow-cover extent was the greatest at least since 1966, perhaps longer.

North America snow-cover graph – Rutgers University Global Snow Lab

Looks like there’s a huge departure from normal in other parts of the world, too, including Russia, China, Norway, Sweden, Ukraine, Romania, Kazakhstan, and others. (See below.)

Snow-cover 2018 Departure from Normal – Rutgers University Global Snow Lab

Thanks to Mal Heley for this info


10 thoughts on “Most Extensive North America Snow Cover Since the 1960s”

  1. Northern China is experiencing extreme cold this week, with temperatures lower than minus 43 degrees Fahrenheit measured in Heilongjiang Province. The province was under an orange alert, the second highest of the country’s alerts, Monday through Wednesday because of the dangerous temperatures, according to local news site, Ecns.cn.

    ttps://weather.com/photos/news/2018-12-06-extreme-cold-china

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2176672/extreme-cold-disrupts-chinas-northeast-tourists-love-it

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/07/asia/ice-fog-china-mohe-weather-intl-scli/index.html

  2. Before my time was the 1960’s LOL but I am not seeing a headline. A headline would read “Worst winter in 600 years. Read on.” I believe in natural cycles but we need more evidence.
    Sorry I complain so much about taxes, price rises and economic disaster but I guess the only good thing to come out of this adversity all around is that I might fit into old suits again LOL. I always put on a few more pounds at Xmas. Go on, you can laugh.

  3. I still rank the winter of 76-77 over this one-so far.That year,it got cold during the World Series,remaining cold until May.Roots had record breaking ratings due to mostly everyone staying home.(Not me.I was out every night getting my nightly quota of anti-freeze.)

    I didn’t know that Rutgers had a Global Snow Lab.Maybe that accounts for all of the money that the university President isn’t spending on football.

  4. Not only is there heavy snow, but there are ” Record early season cold and snow have taken over the central United States”!

    Even the “Snow Anomalies Chart” above shows that the North American continent has been cooling, hence more snow, since around the mid 1970’s. I believe the solar scientists are correct that we are heading into another Mini Ice Age.

    See: Record early season cold and snow have taken over the central United States
    From: https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2018/10/16/record-early-season-cold-snow-have-taken-over-central-united-states/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.4155e98c4025
    An unusually early blast of record cold and snow has spread across much of the central United States in recent days. Throughout north-central parts of the country, this is a continuation of a cold, stormy and early start to the winter of 2018-2019.
    This onslaught of frigid air is shifting east, in a modified fashion, over the next week. It is slated to bring many places in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic the first significant wintry temperatures of the season. More early season snow may also fall along the way.
    For instance, both Dallas and Oklahoma City set high temperatures just after midnight Monday, of 49 degrees and 50 degrees, respectively. Those were the coldest on record for the date. In Dallas, the 49-degree high was the chilliest so early in the season by a full week (besting Oct 22, 1936).
    Numerous other records have fallen from the central United States to the Intermountain West and from the Canadian border to Mexico. Widespread lows in the teens and 20s have been common at low elevations, dipping to the single digits to near zero in the high terrain. A large section of the region has seen temperatures running 12 to 20 degrees below normal over the past week.
    Although the sun is still strong enough in October to melt snow quite quickly, North American snow cover ranks highest on record for mid-October, according to weather.com (although the period of record is just 13 years).
    ** ** *****
    also see: Beijing endures one of the coldest December days on record; Snow flies in Shanghai
    From: https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/beijing-endures-one-of-coldest-december-days-on-record-snow-flies-in-shanghai/70006806
    “Temperatures have been held under 4 below zero C (25 F) on only seven December days since 2000,” according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski. “Out of those days, only two had high temperatures near 6 below zero C (21 F).”
    A high near 4 C (40 F) is more common in early December.
    Similar weather gripped Seoul, South Korea, on Friday. The last time both cities failed to have a high temperature above freezing was Feb. 11 and 12.
    “Friday’s high temperature was around the day’s average low of 4 to 6 degrees below zero C (21-24 F) for each city,” according to Pydynowski.

    • The 30 year winter is here, now!
      It might start to warm back up very slowly after 2056 during the tepid 70 years Gleissberg period which will follow this Modern GSM.
      People living then will look back at this Golden Warm Period with affection, similar to the UK middle class affection for the Edwardian period prior to the 1st WW, during the last Gleissberg Period 1870 to 1940. As always, the workers during any period of human cultural change get the rough end of the stick, while the modern snowflakes get all the pleasure, at our expense.

  5. Winter is not called Winter without reason. I believe the scaremongering is over the top. We should survive. Not looking forward to my next gas bill but who does? I hate paying bills.
    I hate taxes full stop.

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