From Florida, of all places… Though I suppose if you do field work in snow cover, it’s nice to have your base somewhere warm and well away from the cold.
Has a very nice, and complete, set of graphs. The date at present is showing a date of 15 December, so recent. Still, there’s a storm dumping more so these numbers will grow.
Looks like we are generally about normal. A little over in some areas, a little under in others (though some of those shown not covered in North America were just covered in this last storm set…)
Central Europe and down toward Turkey and the “icky-stans” look to be ‘coloring outside the lines” right now. Also looks like Pacific Coastal China is getting a load of excess snow. (Seems to me I remember snow and famine in China as one of the ‘cold times’ indications from our historical looks…)
Here’s the changes over the prior 7 days (prior to 15 Dec) with blue being added and red being melted and gone.
That makes it a bit easier to see who’s gotten dumped on lately and perhaps unexpectedly.
So over all, how is this snow year shaping up?
Well. A bit below normal at the end of summer, and now above normal in the winter. More or less what I’d expect in a ‘been warm getting cold’ world. There’s some deep ground heat going to help melt early snows, until we’ve had enough years of persistent snow to cool a few feet of dirt. Then summer season snow can hang on longer. During the winters, we’re now adding snow mass. I’d wager we will first hear about glaciers not ‘retreating as much as expected’ before an eventual admission that they are growing again.
Oh, wait, looks like folks have already been noticing them growing. A sample of search results:
Some Himalayan glaciers actually growing, scientists find | Fox News
Published April 17, 2012. FoxNews.com. Glaciers grow and shrink based on how much snow falls and the temperatures in the area, LiveScience said.
Karakoram glaciers have grown over last decade, new research shows…
The new study shows that glaciers in one important part of the mountain range are growing. It was last modified at 14.04 BST on Tuesday 17 April 2012.
Himalayan glaciers growing despite global warming – Telegraph
Thursday 22 November 2012. Glaciers in parts of the greater Himalayas are growing despite the worldwide trend of ice melting due to warmer temperatures, a study has found.
Glaciers growing in Italy. India – Record snowfall revives 2,000 glaciers 17 Feb 11 – Already more snowfall this month than 1998 record for the entire month.
Ice capades – Some Himalayan Glaciers Growing, study suggests a negative…
Posted on April 18, 2012 by Anthony Watts. I wonder if Rajenda Pachauri will call this “voodoo science”? False Alarm: Some Himalayan Glaciers Are Growing Nina Chestney, Reuters.
Global cooling? Glaciers are growing in the Karakoram range, home to K2
The growing glaciers were found in the Karakoram range, which is home to Trust me, I’m a climate scientist, 17/4/2012 15:26 – Tallbloke is a web content administrator for a northern university.
Short Sharp Science: Glaciers in Karakoram have grown since 1999
Adam Hill on April 17, 2012 1:33 AM. Facts please, not propaganda. What about all the other growing glaciers?
Alaska’s Glaciers Are Growing
Alaska’s Glaciers Are Growing, Solar winds, sunspot activity, high energy cosmic rays, Dansgaard-Oeschger climate cycles, global cooling.
Glaciers are growing back on Kilimanjaro, guide insists | The Wenatchee World
October 14, 2012. Advanced search. Mount Shasta glaciers growing, despite warming. Kilimanjaro glacier bad example of global warming.
Alaska glaciers grew this year, thanks to colder weather | McClatchy
Fiscal cliff makes 2012 a challenge for tax planning. “It’s been a long time on most glaciers where they’ve actually had positive mass balance,” Molnia said.
Global warming mystery: Why are some glaciers growing? – The Week
But a few icy masses in the Himalayas are, weirdly enough, getting bigger. posted on April 17, 2012, at 2:20 But new research suggests that a few glaciers aren’t shrinking at all, and may even be growing.
Tibetan Glaciers Growing Against the Flow | PlanetSave
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Glaciers Growing on Mt. Shasta — Earth Changes — Sott.net
Sat, 24 Nov 2012. Scientists first became aware of these growing California glaciers in 2002, and I began writing about them in 2003.
Glaciers Growing in France, Switzerland, and Washington: Will Media Care?…
November 06, 2012. And while most glaciers are receding, Crater Glacier is advancing three feet per day and forming a collar around the growing dome.
Glaciers Are Growing All Over The World
It is a part (a glacial tongue) of the Svartisen glacier, which has steadily increased in mass since the 1960s when heavier winter precipitation set in.) Norway’s glaciers growing at record pace.
Uh Oh Global Warming Devotees – Some Glaciers Are Growing | Independent…
I’m sure that this fact won’t stand in the way of extreme environmentalists, but the glaciers in the Karakoram range grew between 0.11 and 0.22 metres of ice each year from 1999 -2008.
I could list more, but that would be over kill…
Looks to me like snowfall for the Northern Hemisphere is doing just fine, thank you very much, and while a bit above average, isn’t in any kind of crazy weather pattern nor distribution. Just a good old normal cold and snowy winter…
Still, we’ll want to keep a bit of an ‘eye on it’ as this winter develops. With most of the Northern Hemisphere already covered in snow, and the Winter Solstice still a few days off, this could turn into another heavy snow year like 2008 and 2010. Here’s what it looked like last year, 2011
Which I picked up from here:
Looks to me like we are already most of the way there. Wonder what it will be like once Winter really gets rolling…