Now that the election is out of the way, I’m slowing having interest in things weather and climate return. In keeping with that, this posting about snow.
This rather interesting snow map:
Notice that there are anomalously high snow levels in the more southern reaches of Eurasia, yet the center of Siberian Russia is a bit light. The ‘below’ areas are red, the “extra” areas are blue / green / etc. The gray is “normal”.
For North America, it looks like higher in the north east, lower in the dry west; but net more green spots than red spots (you do need to ignore the red from the lines that just show normal limits…)
So to my eye it looks like more total snow, and especially a bit further south, and with the ‘low anomaly’ in the middle of very frozen areas that would tend to argue for dry air due to being colder. That’s a wild-ass guess, so subject to validation / calling “BS”, as the facts may be. It also looks to me like the Arctic is making more snow than usual as you get nearer the pole.
What is clear to me, though, is that: were the world currently significantly warmer, as asserted by the Global Warming Chicken Littles, we would not have this snow distribution and depth.
If this trend continues, it looks like a cold snowy winter in a large part of the world.