News brief by Kip Hansen — 28 November 2022
Just a quick note about those predictions and projections of “The End of Snow” (You remember that, don’t you? I mentioned another such nonsensical media-meme here.)
According to post at Severe Weather Europe: “Snow Extent in the Northern Hemisphere now Among the Highest in 56 years Increases the Likelihood of Cold Early Winter Forecast both in North America and Europe”. Images that follow are from the snow page at Global Cryosphere Watch.
This is what they mean:
That’s a lot of “no more snow”.
Readers should note that : “highest in 56 years” doesn’t mean it was higher in some year before 1966. It means that our first satellite measurements are from 56 years ago….so, it really means, “highest ever measured”.
As for “drought everywhere”, this is not light low-water-content snow:
Just so ya know.
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In the Central Hudson Valley of New York State, USA, we had out first snow on October 15th. Long gone now, as Indian Summer arrived and my wife and I enjoyed several glorious days of sailing the fall-decorated Hudson River in 70°F sunny weather.
In the past 30 years, we have had lasting snow as early Halloween and as late as Easter.
We live in hope of another White Christmas, which we had last year.
Weather is chaotic, and varies wildly within a range determined by unnumbered factors, which we call Earth’s climate.
Enjoy the snow, if you have it. According to so many false voices: “It will soon be a thing of the past.”
Thanks for reading.
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