A quarter of Asia running 50 degrees F below normal – Video

Also, NOAA forced to totally overhaul forecast for northern Europe.

NOAA had forecast a mild winter. Now it’s calling for a “significantly much colder month for Scandinavia and Russia.”

Meanwhile, Stockholm, Sweden comes to complete standstill after shattering its 111-year-old snowfall record.


Thanks to Guy Wilson for this link

13 thoughts on “A quarter of Asia running 50 degrees F below normal – Video”

  1. Emergency response launched after snowstorm hits Altay in China’s Xinjiang . 2016/11/16
    Snow cleaners clear snow in Altay, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Nov. 16, 2016. The local authority launched a level-four emergency response after the city’s snowstorm continued past 50 hours. (Xinhua/Ye Erjiang)
    People try to move a vehicle in snow in Altay, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Nov. 16, 2016. The local authority launched a level-four emergency response after the city’s snowstorm continued past 50 hours. (Xinhua/Ding Ning)

  2. Record mid November snowfall in Japan (with video) : Winter arrives in Hokkaido 24-hour snowfall amount in Asahikawa city 38 cm Heavy snow in the center of the Uemura area
    11/16 19: 26
    Despite the November, again in Hokkaido, there was a recordable heavy snowfall.
    People are chased by snow scattering here and there.
    The amount of snow which fell in 24 hours was localized heavy snow, mainly in the Kamikawa district, such as 38 cm in Asahikawa city.
    In Asahikawa city, snow accumulation reached 44 cm at noon on 16th, and it became the largest in mid November since the statistical start of 1961.
    Residents said, “It’s too early, one month is too early (no snow), I just came back from work but it is hard work.”

  3. The Bear of a Russian winter continues with the forecasted cold moving slowly west into Poland and Central Europe.
    Periodically the climate and the weather systems with it repeats itself, with a High over Russia and over Greenland with the Icelandic Low displaced to the South and East between them. You could have seen similar charts for 1812, 1947, 1963 and 2010
    The effect is these large blocking atmospheric structures is to allow the UK and Western Europe to sit under a very wet NW/W airstream and it rain until Christmas. The wet air stream then is pushed northwards into the Arctic refreshing the Norwegian Glaciers as it goes.
    The change to the Easterly from Siberia for the UK will come after the winter equinox.

    • Quote:

      Meanwhile, Stockholm, Sweden comes to complete standstill after shattering its 111-year-old snowfall record.

      1805 right in the start of Grand Solar Minimum Dalton between SC4 and S5.
      SC4 and SC7 were much reduced output soalr cycles similar to the recent reduced output SC23.
      The 1812 winter occured right of the bottom of the cycle between SC5 and SC6.

  4. some of us didnt fall for the goracles hype
    those that have
    especially Soros snowflakes protesting
    hope they freeze their butts off;-)

  5. I’m not sure how much, if any, of that YouTube video is true. I just checked Stockholm weather, and it’s 39 F. with light rain expected tonight. Also checked Moscow, which is 27 F., and may have some light snow tonight, up to 1 inch accumulation; nothing unusual there.

  6. since when did Sweden become part of Asia?
    the title was 1/4 of Asia 50 below normal. I know its been terrible over there especially in China, so just wondering if the stories got mixed up?

    • Someone forgot tell the NH winter when it could start.
      The Meteorological winter is an industrial era/modern convention created by European Meteorologists during the 1900s.
      Meteorological Reckoning is the method of measuring the winter season used by meteorologists based on “sensible weather patterns” for record keeping purposes,[5] so the start of meteorological winter varies with latitude.[6] Winter is often defined by meteorologists to be the three calendar months with the lowest average temperatures. This corresponds to the months of December, January and February in the Northern Hemisphere, and June, July and August in the Southern Hemisphere. The coldest average temperatures of the season are typically experienced in January or February in the Northern Hemisphere and in June, July or August in the Southern Hemisphere.
      The Difference between Meteorological Winter and Astronomical Winter
      Meteorological winter is a three month period that runs from Dec 1st to the end of February. It is the coldest three month period of the year in the northern hemisphere. Astronomical winter is what we all refer to when we talk about the winter season and this is based on when the sun reaches the most southern point on the globe, the Tropic of Capricorn. If you are located right on the Tropic of Capricorn at 12:00 noon on the first day of astronomical winter, the sun will be directly overhead. Also, on the first day of astronomical winter, the sun is at its lowest point in our sky at 12:00 noon and, of course, it is the shortest day of the year. Obviously, it is the first day of the summer season in the southern hemisphere.

      Exceptionally cold winters
      River Thames frost fair, 1683

      1683–1684, “The Great Frost”, when the Thames, hosting the River Thames frost fairs, was frozen all the way up to the London Bridge and remained frozen for about two months. Ice was about 27 cm (11 in) thick in London and about 120 cm (47 in) thick in Somerset. The sea froze up to 2 miles (3.2 km) out around the coast of the southern North Sea, causing severe problems for shipping and preventing use of many harbours.
      1739–1740, one of the most severe winters in the UK on record. The Thames remained frozen-over for about 8 weeks. The Irish famine of 1740–1741 claimed the lives of at least 300,000 people.[24]
      1816 was the Year Without a Summer in the Northern Hemisphere. The unusual coolness of the winter of 1815–1816 and of the following summer was primarily due to the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia, in April 1815. There were secondary effects from an unknown eruption or eruptions around 1810, and several smaller eruptions around the world between 1812 and 1814. The cumulative effects were worldwide, but were especially strong in the Eastern United States, Atlantic Canada, and Northern Europe. Frost formed in May in New England, killing many newly planted crops, and the summer never recovered. Snow fell in New York and Maine in June, and ice formed in lakes and rivers in July and August. In the UK, snow drifts remained on hills until late July, and the Thames froze in September. Agricultural crops failed and livestock died in much of the Northern Hemisphere, resulting in food shortages and the worst famine of the 19th century.
      1887–1888, there were record cold temperatures in the Upper Midwest, heavy snowfalls worldwide, and amazing storms, including the Schoolhouse Blizzard of 1888 (in the Midwest in January), and the Great Blizzard of 1888 (in the Eastern US and Canada in March).
      In Europe, the winters of early 1947,[25] February 1956, 1962–1963, 1981–1982 and 2009–2010 were abnormally cold. The UK winter of 1946–1947 started out relatively normal, but became one of the snowiest UK winters to date, with nearly continuous snowfall from late January until March.
      In the eastern United States and Canada, the winter of 2013–2014 and the second half of February 2015 were abnormally cold. However, the winter of 2014–2015 did have a balmy December and a normal January.

      Other historically significant winters
      A frozen lake in the winter of 2010
      Winter in Rego Park, Queens, New York

      1310–1330, many severe winters and cold, wet summers in Europe – the first clear manifestation of the unpredictable weather of the Little Ice Age that lasted for several centuries (from about 1300 to 1900). The persistently cold, wet weather caused great hardship, was primarily responsible for the Great Famine of 1315–1317, and strongly contributed to the weakened immunity and malnutrition leading up to the Black Death (1348–1350).
      1600–1602, extremely cold winters in Switzerland and Baltic region after eruption of Huaynaputina in Peru in 1600.
      1607–1608, in North America, ice persisted on Lake Superior until June. Londoners held their first frost fair on the frozen-over River Thames.
      1622, in Turkey, the Golden Horn and southern section of Bosphorus froze over.
      1690s, extremely cold, snowy, severe winters. Ice surrounded Iceland for miles in every direction.
      1779–1780, Scotland’s coldest winter on record, and ice surrounded Iceland in every direction (like in the 1690s). In the United States, a record five-week cold spell bottomed out at −20 °F (−29 °C) at Hartford, Connecticut, and −16 °F (−27 °C) in New York City. Hudson River and New York’s harbor froze over.
      1783–1786, the Thames partially froze, and snow remained on the ground for months. In February 1784, the North Carolina was frozen in Chesapeake Bay.
      1794–1795, severe winter, with the coldest January in the UK and lowest temperature ever recorded in London: −21 °C (−6 °F) on 25 January. The cold began on Christmas Eve and lasted until late March, with a few temporary warm-ups. The Severn and Thames froze, and frost fairs started up again. The French army tried to invade the Netherlands over its frozen rivers, while the Dutch fleet was stuck in its harbor. The winter had Easterlies (from Siberia) as its dominant feature.
      1813–1814, severe cold, last freeze-over of Thames, and last frost fair. (Removal of old London Bridge and changes to river’s banks made freeze-overs less likely.)
      1883–1888, colder temperatures worldwide, including an unbroken string of abnormally cold and brutal winters in the Upper Midwest, related to the explosion of Krakatoa in August 1883. There was snow recorded in the UK as early as October and as late as July during this time period.
      1976–1977, one of the coldest winters in the US in decades.
      1985, Arctic outbreak in US resulting from shift in polar vortex, with many cold temperature records broken.
      2002–2003 was an unusually cold winter in the Northern and Eastern US.
      2010–2011, persistent bitter cold in the entire eastern half of the US from December onward, with few or no mid-winter warm-ups, and with cool conditions continuing into spring. La Niña and negative Arctic oscillation were strong factors. Heavy and persistent precipitation contributed to almost constant snow cover in the Northeastern US which finally receded in early May.
      2011 was one of the coldest on record in New Zealand with sea level snow falling in Wellington in July for the first time in 35 years and a much heavier snowstorm for 3 days in a row in August.
      2011–2012, one of the warmest winters. Christmas Day 2011 was the warmest Christmas in Ireland, as observed by the Armagh Observatory.[26]

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