I’m just the messenger, so don’t beat the crap out of me! Blame global warming for all the cold that’s in the pipeline.
Here are the temperature forecasts for the next 16 days for most continents and regions. Many are forecast to be below normal. As you click on each link below, you’re going to be seeing blue (except for Canada). But in the period 10-18 January, Canada too is going to cool down from a dark red to a pink.
Now I am going out on a limb by saying these temperature conditions will extend through much of the month of January and February, with zones shifting here and there, thanks to La Nina.
All in all I heard Joe Bastardi forecast here December global temps to drop to about +0.15 to 0.20 above the normal. I say expect a similar drop for January, meaning we’ll be in negative territory. Same goes for February. There just seems to be lots of cold out there.
Here are the color-coded temperature forecasts for much of the land mass on the globe.
1. United States is projected to be well below normal from 2-9 January. And 10-18 January will be even colder. COLD!
2. Canada is projected to be well above normal from 2-9 January, But many regions will get closer to normal from 10-18 January. Sea ice will expand much. WARM!
3. Europe on the whole will be around average from 2-9 January. But the next cold wave is forecast to hit in another week to 10 days. That means Europe too will be well below normal from 10-18 January. COLD!
4. East Asia: Look at all the blue from from 2-9 January – well below normal. And it doesn’t get better from 10-18 January. COLD!
5. South Asia is projected to be well below normal from 2-9 January, and not much change from 10-18 January. COLD!
6. Central Asia is projected to be well below normal from 2-9 January in western China and north above it. The Middle east and Turkey will be normal to warm, and not much change from 10-18 January. COOL!
7. Middle East will be in general cool from 2-9 January with some warming from 10-18 January. NORMAL!
8. Africa will be generally cool from 2-9 January with some warming from 10-18 January. NORMAL!
9. South America is projected to be below normal from 2-9 January. And 10-18 January will be even colder. COLD!
10. Australia is projected to be normal from 2-9 January. But 10-18 January will be cooler. COOL!
11. Antarctica has been COOL too.
Total it up: 5 cold, 3 cool, 2 normal and only 1 warm. Let’s see Tricky Jim Hansen fudge this. It’ll be interesting to see the satellite numbers in the months ahead.
The Danish Meteorological Institute also shows a cold Arctic.
Interestingly, Joe Bastardi’s forecast of a cold winter in Turkey looks to be elusive. Yesterday it looked like he would be right, but the latest computer outputs appear to confirm Piers Corbyn’s latest forecast of another winter grip steamrolling over northern and central Europe instead.
Of course we should not forget the oceans. Lots of blue there too. All that barking about global warming and 2010 being so hot that we’ve been hearing is about to get muzzled. Enjoy the silence.