Unseasonable Cold Brings Snow to Beijing’s Mountains

11 Oct 2017 – The Beijing Post didn’t expect snow in the capital this early in the season. But snow it did in some mountainous and suburban areas of Beijing on Tuesday.

A cold front swept over northern China on Sunday causing a 10 degree temperature drop in some areas of the capital.

With temperatures as low as 3 degrees, Lingshan Mountain reported snowfall, as did the mountainous areas of Yanqing and Fangshan districts.

Six centimeters of snow were also reported on Xiaohaituo Mountain, where the 2022 Winter Olympics will be located.


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2 thoughts on “Unseasonable Cold Brings Snow to Beijing’s Mountains

  1. The 2022 Winter Olympics? Lol. There will be no 2022 Winter Olympics because there will be major food shortages due to global cooling causing riots in the streets. It will be the Olympics on who is the last one standing without being killed by all the starving masses and the police force put out by the government to help retain control of the people. An Olympic event no one would ever forget!

  2. When temperatures in the Arctic are above normal which they are the cold pushes South in the fall to Asia and Russia. The warm pulse theory of which now David Dilley has become famous for even though the theory isn’t his explains the warm Arctic. Warm pulses of water get pushed into the Arctic every 8-10 years and take 12-14 years to completely travel through the Arctic. There was a warm pulse in 1990, a huge pulse in 1999, a smaller one in 2008, and 2016. Anybody else wonder why did the sea ice not build back like normal and was at a satellite record low max? Anyway the breaking down of the jet stream has allowed for water vapor to come up from the mid-latitudes plus the extra open water from the missing ice and that has kept the Arctic and Antarctic relatively warm in the winter. What’s interesting now is that we are on the back end of one of those warm water pulses, plus both the PDO and AMO has flipped to cold. La Niña conditions are also present in the tropical Pacific, pretty much what I’m trying to say is we are primed for a cool down regardless of solar conditions, given that solar conditions are quiet I’d say we are now past peak. First thing to watch for to see if the cool down has really begun in earnest would be ice recovery in the Arctic. I might be a year or two off but every single cycle now says cool down, if there’s no significant drop soon we might have to reconsider

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