Category Archives: Snow

Watch the snowy and cold winter in the USA as time-lapse

A new time-lapse animation of data from NOAA’s GOES-East satellite provides a good picture of why the U.S. East Coast experienced a snowier than normal winter. The new animation shows the movement of storms from January 1 to March 24. … Continue reading

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Posted in Cold wave, Snow, Weather | 12 Comments

Satellite Video Shows Movement of Major U.S. Winter Storm in the South

A new NASA video of NOAA’s GOES satellite imagery shows three days of movement of the massive winter storm that stretches from the southern U.S. to the northeast.Visible and infrared imagery from NOAA’s GOES-East or GOES-13 satellite from Feb. 10 … Continue reading

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An attempt to politicize the winter Olympics over climate change fails to demonstrate climate consensus

Olympic athletes just won’t know what snow is (with apologies to Dr. David Viner) With  the winter Olympics taking center stage of world media right now it of course becomes a potential on-camera political opportunity for anybody with an idea … Continue reading

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Detroit not only buried under debt, but record snow too!

Paging David Viner: NWS reports snow so far in 2014 has far exceeded the worst winter in 1978. In Detroit, 6 of the last 14 years are in the top 20 snowiest winters on record. You’ve probably all hear how … Continue reading

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A new Vinerism: ‘Climate change threatens Winter Olympics’

From the opportunist headlines department, and the department of Vinerisms “children just won’t know what snow is” comes this press release. Apparently Winter Olympics will be a thing of the past. Via Eurekalert: Only six of the previous Winter Olympics … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Snow, Weather | 81 Comments

They are just now figuring this out?

From the University of Washington, something woodsmen, hunters, and campers have observed in forests for hundreds of years.  It’s all about the LWIR. Snow melts faster under trees than in open areas in mild climates It’s a foggy fall morning, … Continue reading

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UCLA pulls a “children aren’t going to know what snow is”

From the University of California – Los Angeles, apparently there will be no more skiing at Big Bear. UCLA climate study predicts dramatic loss in local snowfall By midcentury, snowfall on Los Angeles–area mountains will be 30 to 40 percent … Continue reading

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Snowjobs are just a thing of the past…er, present

While we have a major winter snowstorm barreling through the USA Midwest, we know that the usual suspects will jostle for position to tell the media that this is just another signature of global warming climate change climate disruption extreme … Continue reading

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It was the best of times, it was [will be] the worst of times.

My brother stumbled across an interesting pair of headlines today. Nothing very new, but a nice collection yin and yang. Weather vs climate. Observation vs model. Boom vs bust. First, the yang. WUWT already covered this at Another ‘Vinerism’, or … Continue reading

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Forecasts of the Boston Blizzard

I thought I’d save a few forecast graphics now, to see how they hold up when the snow event is over. First, here’s the one from NWS Boston. I can’t say I much like their color scheme, as it gives … Continue reading

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Bob Tisdale shows how ‘Forecast the Facts” Brad Johnson (and now Dr. Heidi Cullen) are fecklessly factless about ocean warming and the blizzard

UPDATE2: Gosh. Shouldn’t Dr. Cullen know more than McKibben and Brad Johnson?!  (h/t to Marc Morano) – Anthony Here’s the SST anomaly map she cites as proof in her post about the issue at Climate Central. Note that actual temperatures … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Oceans, Sea Surface Temperature, Snow | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 81 Comments

It’s snowing, and it really feels like the start of a mini ice age – London Mayor Boris Johnson

Image Credit: From The Telegraph – By London Mayor Boris Johnson “The Sun is god!” cried JMW Turner as he died, and plenty of other people have thought there was much in his analysis. The Aztecs agreed, and so … Continue reading

Posted in Little Ice Age, Politics, Snow, snowfall, Solar | Tagged , , , | 91 Comments

A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Peter Gleick Edition

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” I recently came across a January 21st, 2012 Peter Gleick article 2011 Climate Change in Pictures and Data: Just the Facts, which appears to mimic the format and approach of my January 1st, 2012 … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Antarctic, Arctic, Earth, Fakegate, Global warming, measurement, Oceans, Proxies, Sea ice, Sea level, Sea Surface Temperature, Snow, Temperature | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 148 Comments

A Big Picture Look At “Earth’s Temperature” – Quarterly Update

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” This format received a positive response in the previous article and apparently encouraged Skeptical Science to take A Big Picture Look at Global Warming, thus this article will be updated on a quarterly basis … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Antarctic, Arctic, Climate data, Climate_change, Global warming, measurement, Oceans, Proxies, Sea ice, Sea level, Sea Surface Temperature, Snow, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 90 Comments

What We Don’t Know about Snow

From Ellen Gray NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Predicting the future is always a tricky business — just watch a TV weather report. Weather forecasts have come a long way, but almost every season there’s a snowstorm that seems to … Continue reading

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Alaska On The Rocks

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach From the “weather is not climate” department, the sea ice is in early and thick in Alaska. It makes me shiver just to look at the picture. They had to use an icebreaker to get … Continue reading

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The Ridiculousness Continues – Climate Complexity Compiled

By WUWT regular “Just The Facts” With the help of an array of WUWT reader comments on this thread and several others documented within, I’ve been compiling a summary of all potential climatic variables in order to build a conceptual … Continue reading

Posted in Aerosols, AMO, Antarctic, Arctic, Climate data, clouds, Cosmic rays, dust storms, Earth, Earthquakes, Energy, ENSO, feedbacks, geothermal energy, Gravity, hurricanes, Methane, Oceans, PDO, petroleum, Science, Sea ice, Snow, Solar, solar power, thorium power, tornadoes, wind power | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 266 Comments

Little Bubbles part 2 – Firn; The Great Equalizer

Continued from part 1… Guest Post by Caleb Shaw I will now tell you what I’ve learned, so you can subject it to your kindly WUWT peer- review. I’m fairly certain I’ve gotten some of it wrong, because it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Inches of “Global Warming” Get Dumped on NASA-GISS HQ

Guest Post by Ira Glickstein [Update: New York City got more snow in October 2011 than ever before in recorded history, according to the NY Daily News (including some good photos). Special thanks to WUWT commenter NikFromNYC who posted this … Continue reading

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Pielke Sr: Climate Includes Extreme Events

A Forecast Extreme New Zealand Weather Cold and Snow Event By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. While it is common to state that weather is not climatology, the reality is that climatalogy is composed of a collection of weather events over some … Continue reading

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Curious summer weather in China

From NTD Television Snow Covers Sichuan State Highway 318 in Summer While people in other regions of China, are enduring the hot summer, a bizarre scene of drifting snow covered the Zheduo Mountain section of the Sichuan State Highway 318 … Continue reading

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Two-dimensional wetting technique gives room temperature ice

Now if we can just apply this treatment to all the glaciers and the Arctic… Artificially controlling water condensation leads to ‘room-temperature ice’ Via Eurekalert. College Park, MD (July 27, 2010) — Earth’s climate is strongly influenced by the presence … Continue reading

Posted in Science, Snow | 41 Comments

Dr. John Christy: “no-significant-trend” in S. Sierra snowfall since 1916

While there’s always lots of worry in California and Nevada over water supplies driven by the Sierra snowpack, and wailing in the MSM over what global warming will do to the snowpack, there doesn’t seem to be any trend, up … Continue reading

Posted in records, Snow, snowfall, Uncategorized, Weather | 35 Comments

The Olympic Global Warming Onslaught is Starting

While the squabbling continues on MSNBC (see Bill Nye here and Morano with the American Progress guy here, and by all means don’t miss this Olberman rant ) over whether the big Washington DC snow means anything, the venue of … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Snow | 230 Comments

Lake Powell Water Levels as a Proxy for Western Snowfall

In Debunking National Wildlife Federation Claims – Part 2 some commenters claimed that the snow data cited from WRI “was not good enough”. OK then, on to a bigger catchment. Steve Goddard replies in this brief essay. Lake Powell (Arizona and … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Snow | 123 Comments

CRU’s forecast: UK winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”

Richard North from the EU Referendum writes of a curious juxtaposition of forecasts, then and now. I thought it worth sharing here since it highlights the chutzpah with which CRU botched their forecast in March of 2000. At least they … Continue reading

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All-time Snow Records Tumbling Again for the Second Straight Year

By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, ICECAP Map of US weather records for week ending 4/6/09 click image to enlarge or here for source. Map created by HAMWeather, UPDATE: NOAA predicts the Red River Will Crest Again in Fargo-Moorhead in Late April … Continue reading

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Snowiest Winter Ever Recorded in North Dakota

Guest Post by Harold Ambler Snow, wind, and cold have assaulted North Dakota yet again in the past 24 hours. In Bismarck Friday morning the temperature was 12 below zero with a new inch or two of snow expected following … Continue reading

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Dumpus Maximus

Here is a weather curiosity. We’ve been hearing a lot about snowfall in the northern hemisphere this year. In Oslo, they have given up on trying to pile it up so they have resorted to dumping it in the sea. … Continue reading

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Snow job in Antarctica – digging out the data source

UPDATE: the question has arisen about “occupied” aka “manned” weather stations in Antarctica (Stevenson Screens etc) versus the Automated Weather Stations. This picture on a postage stamp from Australia, celebrating the Australian Antarctic Territory in 1997, may help settle the … Continue reading

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The Ice in Greenland is Growing

Old Radar Sites In Greenland Show Icecap Growth Over the Years (And let’s not forget what we’ve learned about the temperature reporting from the DEW line Radar Stations – Anthony) By Joseph D’Aleo, CCM, AMS Fellow Though the ice may … Continue reading

Posted in Snow, Weather | 90 Comments