Interesting Snow Map

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.

From here:

This rather interesting snow map:

Snow Anomaly Map for 11 November 2016

Snow Anomaly Map for 11 November 2016

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.

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9 Responses to Interesting Snow Map

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  2. wert says:

    Oh, this is ‘extreme’ snow, which will cause Greenland ice sheet to collapse and a tsunami. /sarc

  3. A C Osborn says:

    E M, I am not sure if you ever peruse the IceAgeNow website, because they have been showing record breaking cold, frost and snow even during October.
    I am not so sure about the values for Siberia if this is anything to go by

    It is not just the north either

    Does this all look like an overheating planet to you?

  4. tom0mason says:

    You may be interested to look at Gav’s weather blog.
    This guy has proved himself to be remarkably reliable at forecasting — at least for me. He also highlights the vast increase in snow cover of the Northern Hemisphere. His latest is here

    He also has more videos with weekly updates, and the same video on YouTube.

  5. tom0mason says:

    Interesting that all those partying in Morocco for the 22nd session of the U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP 22) have failed to notice there was rain, sleet, and snow in Algeria
    The pictures are impressive! Translated and edited gives –

    Fatal accidents, floods, roads cut by snow

    8 Nov 2016 (Excerpts) – “It is cold, rain and snow have fallen in abundance on several regions of the country. These incidents caused several fatal accidents on the roads …. at least 8 people were killed and 48 others injured in road accidents in several parts of the country.

    “Road traffic in the capital has been severely disrupted by inclement weather and interminable traffic jams have formed around the main roads in Algiers.

    They definitely not notice
    Unprecedented wave of frost and some snow in Yemen

    13 Nov 2016 – An unprecedented wave of frost has swept a number of provinces north of the country .

    As a result of the frost, snow covered the mountains of the Directorate of Bani Matar west of the capital Sanaa. The snow was most intense in the provinces of Dhamar and Sana’a.

    From –

    Everyone is intensely watching melting Arctic ice-cubes bobbing around in the sea, while all around the land is slowly buried in snow and freezes. From what I’ve seen about ice and snow cover of the Arctic region, as the snow cover (on land) increases the ice cap decreases. However the caveat is that the data sources are only from 1998. [see video(s) from ‘gavsweathervids(.)com ‘ that I quoted in an earlier comment.]

  6. Steven Fraser says:


    Notice the lack of snow data on Greenland in the map? The slope of the mass balance accumulation going on right now is way above normal. By something like 50 Gt. One day recently, they had a 12 Gt day, as the leftovers from Matthew wended their way to the upper latitudes of the North Atlantic.

    As Spock would say… Fascinating.

  7. philjourdan says:

    One of my hopes is that President Trump can restore integrity to climate science by pulling the paid conclusion money from it. We shall see.

  8. Gail Combs says:

    Phil, Tony Heller has already met with Trump’s EPA transition team.

    Donald Trump announced yesterday Myron Ebell will head up the EPA transition team. I’ve known Myron for years, and Trump could not have made a better choice. Myron is the perfect person for finding the right mix of environmental and business protections. He is passionate about both – as am I….

    When I was in Washington DC two weeks ago, I presented my Australia slides to Myron and the Competitive Enterprise Institute. We are in good hands now. Thank you Donald Trump.

    So it look very hopeful that that part of the DC swamp will get drained thank goodness.

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