Winter Snow Extent Tenth Highest On Record

Every government climate expert in the world predicted that the snow line would retreat towards the poles due to warmer weather, causing lower extent. The exact opposite is happening. Due to Arctic air incursions penetrating further and further south, snow is falling at lower latitudes and winter snow extent is increasing. This past winter had the tenth highest snow extent on record.

Rutgers University Climate Lab :: Global Snow Lab

Only a complete moron or a government climate expert would believe that snow in the Sahara is due to an overheated atmosphere. But I repeat myself.

A metre of snow falls in the Sahara desert

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70 Responses to Winter Snow Extent Tenth Highest On Record

  1. Stewart Pid says:

    The village idiot Griff qualifies as “a complete moron” and will soon be disputing Tony’s post and posting some nonsense here.

  2. CheshireRed says:

    Are you sure this isn’t fake news? It was nowhere to be seen on the BBC (or the Guardian for that matter) and if it was true those bastions of climate change truth would have had this important development on their front pages. Come to think of it that snow wall looks suspiciously photo-shopped, too. (You can just tell ‘cos it’s higher than the bus and how stupid would that make alarmists, eh? No way!) I’m going to ask at al Beeb before accepting this one.

  3. Gail Combs says:

    Japan has been lambasted with snow and cold in recent years.

    December 26, 2012 – Numerous Japanese cities set record low temps as freezing temperature persist. Christmas Day brought record low temperatures to as many as 44 locations

    January 6, 2013 – Unusual cold expected to stay until February in Japan – Record snowfall in 18 locations

    January 16, 2013 – Japan – Heaviest snowstorm since 2006 leaves 900 injured

    February 22, 2013 – Record Snowfall in Japan. A massive snowstorm has slammed the northeastern part of Japan for days on end, resulting in structures being buried by over five meters (almost 17 feet)

    March 2, 2013 – Record Snowfall in Northern Japan Five meters (16 feet) deep.

    November 21, 2013 – “Unexpected heavy snowfall” in Canada, France, China, Japan, Korea, Russia

    December 29, 2013 – Heavy snow and blizzards hit northern Japan

    February 11, 2014 -Major Snowstorm Hits Northern Japan, Shuts down highways, collapses roofs, forces cancellation of more than 600 flights

    February 16, 2014 – Japan hit by record-breaking – and deadly – snowfall. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes, hundreds injured, and at least 13 killed. By February 20, the heavy snowfall leaves store shelves empty in Japan.

    February 24, 2014 – Record snowfall in Japan hammers farm industry. 14,099 vinyl greenhouses in 29 prefectures were damaged or destroyed.

    March 23, 2014 – Record snowfall hits northern Japan. Friday — Spring Equinox Day — saw record snowfall for March of 115 cm (45 inches)

    December 4, 2014 – Heavy snowfall in Japan. The city of Nayoro was buried in 70 cm (27 inches) of snow. Heavy snowfall continues in Japan. 20,000 homes without electricity. By December 11, Eight dead as snow blankets wide areas of Japan. Up to 116 cm (almost 4 feet) of snow in some areas.

    More storms hits

    December 15, 2014 – Strong winds and heavy snow force cancellation of almost 300 flights and bury vehicles in deep drifts. More than 70 cm (28 inches) of snow fell in 24 hours
    December 17, 2014 – Blizzard grips Northern Japan. Heavy snowfall causes some buildings to collapse.

    December 19, 2014 – Japan snowfall levels far greater than in previous years
    Record snowfall – More than two meters (6½ feet) of snow locally.

    December 23, 2014 – Japan, India Hit by Snowfall Crisis

    March 3, 2015 – Heavy snowfall for Japan. Snow accumulation up to 80 cm (32 inches) in parts of the island of Hokkaido in a period of 24 hours.

    July 12, 2015 – Unseasonably cool in Japan
    “Fast Retailing Co. fell by the most in more than a year after the apparel retailer raised doubt about meeting sales targets for Uniqlo sales in Japan, saying unseasonably cool weather has damped demand for summer clothes.”

    November 27, 2015 – Japan’s Sapporo receives deepest November snow in more than 60 years. The temperature in Sapporo dropped to minus 7C.

    December 5, 2015 – Heavy snow around northern Japan. 51 cm (almost 2 ft) of snow in Sankeyu, and temperature is minus 6 degrees at noon.

    December 29, 2015 – Heavy snowfall in Niseko Hokkaido Japan

    January 18, 2016 – Snowfall causes transport chaos in Japan – 250 people hurt. Residents evacuate – Up to 100 cm (more than 3 ft) of snow forecast for Hokuriku regions. Four feet (120 cm) of snow is expected in areas of Hokkaido by Wednesday morning.

    January 20, 2016 – Japan, Heavy snowfall cuts power to more than 50,000. Some 232 cm (7½ ft) of snowfall in the Sukayu hot spring resort in Aomori.

    January 24, 2016 – Record snowfall and record cold in Japan. First snowfall in almost 115 years on Amami-Oshima island, a subtropical island located some 380 km (235 miles) southwest of the city of Kagoshima. Temperatures fall to record lows. Heavy snow blankets western, central Japan. Snow fell as far southwest as Nagasaki and Kagoshima Prefectures according to local media reports.

    January 26, 2016 – Record snowfall in Japan. The record snowfall and low temperatures are affecting farm produce. In the western prefecture of Shimane, the heavy snow crushed greenhouses.

    March 1, 2016 – Massive snowstorm in Japan. Thousands lose power – Flights grounded

    November 17, 2016 – Record snowfall in Japan. Record mid-November snowfall in Hokkaido

    January 24, 2017 – Japan – Snow to the knees in Kinki region.

    February 13, 2017 – Japan – Fatal accidents in areas hit by heavy snow
    Four feet, even six feet of snow in some areas.

  4. Gail Combs says:

    And since we have been drowned in the Cherry Blossom Fake News recently….

    September 25, 2016 – Japan Today – Snowfall on Mt Fuji 16 days earlier than last year. A thin layer of snow was observed on the peak of Mt Fuji on Sunday morning.

    November 8, 2016 – Record early snowfall in Japan. Snow removal equipment dispatched 18 days earlier than last year.

    • SxyxS says:

      My Mother got a call from a friend from former yugoslawia some days ago:

      She told her that she did not have water supply for 8 weeks during dezember/january in Serbia because everything was frozen.
      She said this has never ever happened in her life before-not even close to this.
      But noone is talking about this in the mainstream news.
      ((imagine someone like Griff to live without water supply for 8 weeks and forced to melt snow for drinking water and only taking a bath once a week because only very little dry wood is available-
      griff would have committed suicide or at least never ever talked again about global warming)

      On another Note:
      One of your girls(Shiffrin)
      won two world cup ski races in California/Squaw Valley this weekend.
      All mountains were colored white.

      Seems snow is really a thing from the past and huge icebergs will be the new normal :)

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        I think Ms Griff will advice your mother’s Serbian lady friend to look at the bright side. She was freezing her butt off but so were the thieves that wanted to steal her stuff.

        Now, did anyone hotwire her car during that time? I didn’t think so. She should be happy just like they all were 5 years ago. *)

        Cold pushes crime rate in Serbia to record low

        Belgrade, 8. February 2012

        The winter weather, which has lasted for days, has brought a large portion of public life to a halt in Serbia. Even thieves seem to be too cold to ply their trade.

        The freezing cold and heavy snowfall have given relief to Serbian police.

        “Despite the seriousness of the situation, there is something positive about it—the decline of criminal activity in the country,” Interior Minister Ivica Dacic told the news agency Tanjug on Wednesday.

        The number of offenses fell by 40 per cent; in the past few days not a single car theft had been reported.

        *) Ms Griff regrets but she doesn’t want to hear the argument that nobody ever hotwired a Yugo in the first place. She only cares about climate science and the wellbeing of Arctic ice.

  5. Brad says:

    In the hottest year ever no less.

  6. CheshireRed says:

    Southern Spain’s vegetable crops were decimated this year. Something to do with unexpected snow and frost – but maybe that’s just a sure-fire sign of global warming? It’s clearly worse than previously thought.

  7. Frank K. says:

    And here is my reality…the near-term forecast for our area of New Hampshire:


    * HAZARD TYPES…Very cold wind chill values through Sunday
    morning and the potential for heavy snowfall Tuesday and

    * Wind Chill…As low as 29 below zero through Sunday morning.

    * Accumulations…Greater than 6 inches of snow is possible
    Tuesday into Wednesday.

    * TIMING…Cold wind chills continue through Sunday morning.
    Heavy snow is expected Tuesday into Wednesday.

    * Temperatures…As cold as 10 below zero Sunday morning. It
    will be warmer during the snowfall, generally in the 20s.

    * Winds…Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph
    through Sunday morning. On Tuesday expect northeast winds 15
    to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

    * IMPACTS…The combination of very cold temperatures and strong
    winds will make it feel much colder. Frostbite will occur very
    quickly on any exposed skin. Potentially heavy snow next week
    may lead to dangerous travel conditions.

    • RAH says:

      That’s cold but I’ve been up there when it’s been colder. Certainly not in March though. Sounds more like once might find there in early Feb. to me. The cold in that area is of a particularly biting kind and feels worse than the same temp in other places.

    • Gail Combs says:

      You make me very happy I am NOT living in New Hampshire any more.
      The temperature warmed to 43F and all of the mornings snow has melted. ?

      • Frank K. says:

        Actually, New Hampshire is quite nice during the 6 months it’s not snowing, sleeting, icing or “mud season” (aka New Hampshire Spring). Our motto after all is “Live, Freeze, and Die”…or something like that! ;)

  8. Gail Combs says:

    I can not stop laughing…

    MIT Media Lab to Give $250K Award for “ethical disobedience aimed at challenging our norms”

    “Specifically, we’d like to call out action that seeks to change society… Van Jones and other progressives are really into the concept of the contest.”

    Well I think I found a WINNAH!
    4Chan Finds the Flag In Less Than 24 Hours
    Captures it in 36 hours

    4-Chan even put the flag capture to German patriotic folk music:

    Heck they are even in Boston!


    • Colorado Wellington says:

      These principles include non-violence, creativity, courage, and taking responsibility for one’s actions.

      The 4chan boys—never underestimate the power of autism—did some admirable work and they fulfill the MIT criteria but I nominate Milo. He’s been very naughty and disobedient. He could give a lecture about his naughtiness while he’s picking up the award.

    • Frank K. says:

      Here’s a great synopsis of the 4chan “capture the flag” incident.

      Totally…freaking…awesome – especially how they searched for the two aircraft in the live stream and zeroed in on the location from online flight tracking info!

      • Gail Combs says:

        One of the autists posting over at the ConservativeTreeHouse confirmed they did this a couple times before with ISIS as the target and gave the info to Syria/Russia.

        missmarple2 says:
        March 10, 2017 at 8:19 pm

        Apparently they have also located ISIS strongholds and sent the info to the Russians, who then have bombed them into oblivion. At least twice.

        Pretty amazing stuff, and shows the power of the crowd.

        A 4-Chan member replied:

        Ziiggii says:

        OH yeah we did, but our Syrian guy that called in the arty on the Moose Limb All Hail the Snackbar got killed by ISIS a few months back… no more fun messing with ISIS. But there is still a regular Syrian General thread everyday.

        These are not guys I would want to mess with. They did a heck of a lot of work on the Podesta E-mails and cross posted to The Donald Reddit. They are now hard at work on Vault 7. I am sure Ziiggii and Keln will cross post the juicier tidbits to The Donald Reddit. and the ConservativeTreeHouse.

    • AndyG55 says:

      I read this…

      “Specifically, we’d like to call out action that seeks to change society in positive ways and is consistent with a set of key principles”

      and I think Donald Trump must be a shoe-in for this award.

  9. Steve Case says:

    Milwaukee must be the exception that proves the rule. We’ve had a lot of bare ground this past winter. Some snow is on the way though:

    • R. Shearer says:

      Snow is below average so far this season in Eastern Colorado and the front range. We still have March and April to catch up though.

      • Colorado Wellington says:

        Climate change did it and the Boulder Daily Camera is reporting:

        Boulder scientist sounds alarm over record carbon dioxide readings

        New data appears one day after comments by EPA head Scott Pruitt

        By Charlie Brennan
        Staff Writer, Daily Camera

        One day after Scott Pruitt, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said carbon dioxide was not a primary contributor to global warming, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported a record-tying increase in its presence in the Earth’s atmosphere.

        Also, according to NOAA’s Pieter Tans, lead scientist of NOAA’s Global Greenhouse Gas Reference Network in Boulder, it was also the record fifth straight year that carbon dioxide surged by 2 ppm or more.

        “The rate of CO2 growth over the last decade is 100 to 200 times faster than what the Earth experienced during the transition from the last Ice Age,” Tans said in a news release. “This is a real shock to the atmosphere.”

        Tans expanded on those remarks in an interview.

        “The implication is that mankind is causing climate change,” Tans said. “This is just one piece of the evidence, that what we see in CO2 is really totally produced by humans.”

        CO2 surged by 2 ppm! Atmosphere shocked! Man’s causing climate change! Like totally!

        • R. Shearer says:

          The Camera can’t handle the truth, so it closed commenting. At 2 ppm/year it’ll be like 1% in about 5000 years.

        • AndyG55 says:

          “CO2 surged by 2 ppm! ”

          This is WONDERFUL NEWS.

          Well done humans…

          … the biosphere says..

          “THANK YOU, Can we have some more, please :-)

          We’ve been on starvation rations for so, so long !!”

        • AndyG55 says:

          ““The implication is that mankind is causing climate change,” ”

          NO, there is no implication that mankind is causing climate change. None what so ever. !!!

          No proof, No evidence.!

          All we is doing is increasing the atmospheric CO2 level.. which provides food for ALL LIFE ON EARTH.

          I do really hope that it IS humans that are pushing the CO2 level up, because CO2 emissions will continue to increase for the foreseeable future.

  10. CO2isLife says:

    Tony, thought you might like this one, and might trigger some ideas for further articles.

    There are no continual thermometer records to prove warming. The one chart is from Central England going back to 1659 and it shows no warming. The EPA is using charts not supported by the thermometer records.
    Climate “Science” on Trial; Temperature Records Don’t Support NASA GISS

  11. Advocatus Diaboli says:

    Snow extent near historic highs? [sarc]It’s due to global warming, just like the polar vortex that brought sub-zero temps a couple of years ago was due to global warming.

    You see, global warming can explain not only heat and shrinking snow cover, but also cold and growing snow cover. It is the unfalsifiable all-encompassing Explanation for all interesting weather events.[/sarc]

    Wouldn’t be surprised to find some “expert” claiming that this week’s coming blizzard in the Northeast is actually the result of global warming.

    • Advocatus Diaboli says:

      Make that “this week’s coming MID-MARCH blizzard”.

      Too bad there’s no “edit” function.

    • Cam says:

      Don’t forget, global warming can also cause Antarctic sea ice to expand to record levels for a couple of years then get blamed when it shrinks to record low levels for one year.

  12. AndyG55 says:

    Coal, and OIL are the go.

    Alaska now very much back in the picture. :-)

  13. Robertv says:

    The photo of the bus in the snow is from March 6, 2014.

  14. RAH says:

    May want to look at the Daily Update at weatherbell this morning. Joe says things are looking like the worst of it will not be on the coast but further North and West.

  15. RAH says:

    Besides being interested in weather and climate the above is a good enough motivation for this truck driver to pay attention to weatherbell. If I were called right now to take a load out east I would opt to take I-90 instead of I-80 if going to New England. If I had to go to the vicinity of NYC or northern NJ I would take I-70 to I-76 and then cut north if necessary.

  16. RAH says:

    7th day running with no spots or specks on the solar disk.
    “INFO FROM SIDC – RWC BELGIUM 2017 Mar 13 12:40UTC

    Over the past 24 hours solar activity has been very low. No significant
    flares have been recorded. No Earth directed Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs)
    have been detected. The greater than 10MeV proton flux remained at
    background levels over the past 24 hours. Quiet flaring conditions are
    expected to continue.
    The solar wind speed has increased from around 413 to 340 km/s over the
    past 24 hours. The total magnetic field strength has fluctuated between 1
    nT and 5 nT. The Bz component fluctuated around 0 nT, ranging between -3
    and +3 nT. Geomagnetic conditions ranged between Kp index 0-2 (NOAA) and
    local K index 0-3 (Dourbes) over the past 24 hours. There is currently a
    small positive polarity Northern polar coronal hole which has moved into
    the Western hemisphere and may increase solar wind speeds over the coming
    days, but only a small enhancement is expected. Geomagnetic conditions are
    expected to be quiet to unsettled.”

    As a rule coronal holes are the features that results in increased solar activity during sunspot minimums but they don’t seem to think there will be much enhancement during the next few days.

  17. T says:

    Hey dumbass…the reason for the record snow fall in mid latitudes is polar ice melting rapidly due to global warming. You don’t even understand basic meterology. Climate scientists actually have stated that Europe and other mid latitude regions will bear the brunt of rapid melting. Stop spreading ignorance and insamity.

  18. David Wozney says:

    Snowcover extent, at lower latitudes, in the months of December, January, and February can be somewhat partially verified and confirmed by large numbers of people independent of governments.

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