“The New England Glacier”! Dr. Ryan Maue: “Arctic Cold On Lockdown…Brutal”. Global Warming Gets Obliterated! Great Lakes “100% Frozen Over Next Week”!

If you google “warmer winters”, you’ll find plenty of articles that contain statements like the following:

But scientists say the milder winters also are consistent with global warming caused by the massive buildup of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere due to human activities such as burning oil and coal. The carbon dioxide acts like a greenhouse roof, trapping heat on the Earth’s surface.”

And there are also plenty of articles from earlier on claiming that cold winters with lots of snow would become rare in the future, all in line of course with scientists expected from global warming.

But suddenly the exact opposite is happening, and it is deeply embarrassing the climate experts. The USA is now being gripped by widespread and especially severe cold and snow.

Switzerland’s Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) reports today:

After the heavy snowfalls of the last couple days, the American east coast is expecting a cold front with record minus temperatures.”

Germany’s national DW public radio recently reported, “USA: The Winter Just Doesn’t Want To End” and on how people on the east coast “aren’t getting any breaks” from the bitter cold and snow.

DW describes how transportation is being severely hampered and federal workers in Washington D.C. are staying home because of the weather: The DW adds:

Also Boston continues to ail from the harsh winter. After the heavy snowstorms and temperatures down to minus 23° Celsius during last weekend, the National Weather Service forecast more snow ahead for Tuesday and Wednesday. Already the current February is already the snowiest in the history of the east coast city.”

Ryan Maue: “The New England Glacier”

So when can Americans along the east coast start dreaming about a pause in winter and the promises of cherry blossoms? According to Dr. Ryan Maue at Twitter, not for awhile. The expert meteorologist provides a temperature anomaly chart from the ECMWF for the end of February:

Maue Twitter

Chart source: ECMWF

From the charts Maue sees a possible additional 1 to 2 feet of snow, and he is already describing the massive snow over Boston as “the New England Glacier”. He tweets: “Arctic cold on lockdown … brutal“!

100% frozen over – next week!

By next week Maue foresees about a quarter billion people in North America “at/below freezing conditions” (including Canada).

Another indication of the winter’s severity is the ice cover over the Great Lakes. Maue tweets here:

Just obscene & no stopping it … Great Lakes are going to be 90-95% then 100% froze over … Next week.”

32 responses to ““The New England Glacier”! Dr. Ryan Maue: “Arctic Cold On Lockdown…Brutal”. Global Warming Gets Obliterated! Great Lakes “10032 Frozen Over Next Week”!”

  1. David M
  2. Ed Caryl

    The Great Lakes are at 85% now. Only Lake Michigan has significant open water and it is at 64% ice cover. We were at -10 F this morning in the Detroit area with a clear sky. For those that wish to track the Great Lakes ice, go here: http://wattsupwiththat.com/reference-pages/sea-ice-page/great-lakes-ice-page/

  3. Pops

    Charles Onians and Dr Viner will be issuing a joint statement shortly explaining that all that white stuff is just a thing of the past:


  4. chris moffatt

    Back in the 1980s here in central Virginia, we had mild winters with last frost around March 15 and hot summers with several weeks in the 90s and sometimes 100s. Nowadays we have cold winters – expected temperature tonight is predicted to be a low of -1F, a record. Last frost date in recent years has been around March 30 – 31st and last year (2014 the hottest year ever) our last frost was on March 27th with close to freezing temps (34F) as late as April 17th/18th. Also winter comes earlier now; November used to be quite mellow with slow cooling and no freezing until close to the end of the month. In 2014 our first frost was on November 17th (27F).

    Those liars can say all they want but I’ve been keeping records and I know this part of the world is cooling. And I don’t care if the arctic is warming from lows in the minus 60s at Resolute to lows in the minus fifties, cold is still cold and ice still forms.

    One more piece of anecdotal evidence: I have a cardiac condition and this global warming is just about killing me – my consumption of nitrotabs has at least doubled over the last few years.

    1. The Indomitable Snowman, Ph.D.

      FWIW, up here about 500 or 600 miles to your north, the serious gardeners I know are singing a similar tune – that the growing season has been shortening in recent years (getting pinched on both ends).

      This year, some are even starting to whisper the dreaded number – “1816.”

      1. chris moffatt

        Interesting – we’ve been told for years now that Canada is getting “warmer”…..

        1. sod

          There is utterly no doubt: Canada is warming.


          You can not ignore the facts, even if you heard a different story from the aunt of a neighbour!

    2. Gail Combs


      I am to the south of you in mid North Carolina. For the last two years my white clover has not died back during the summer but stayed blooming and green all summer long. Usually it goes crispy critter in June.

      We have rarely seen temps over 90F in the last two years. Ten years ago it was in the 90s and even 100 and more most of the summer. Heck this summer I did not even bother turning on the A/C!

      1. chris moffatt

        Gail: yeah, that’s something I forgot to mention, we rarely use the AC anymore; but we’ve been using the heck out of the furnace. The cooler temps are good for tomatoes though! we grow huskies on the deck overlooking the river and had fruit up to first frost in november. In “cooler” times they used to stop flowering when it got too hot but we haven’t had that for some years now!

  5. R2Dtoo

    It’s about time we central Canadians got some credit. Here in Manitoba a small group of us installed acres of mirrors and tinfoil to reflect what little sun we get, and we “greatly reduced” surface temps before shipping the frigid air south for our American friends. We didn’t even send shipping charges. We had no idea that our efforts would reach as far south as Florida, as our intentions were just to freeze the government centres on the east coast. Since we don’t expect spring until May anyway, we will keep the tinfoil in place until the end of April. No need to thank us – just being neighbourly. It is -33C today so more is coming. We are relying on the “hot air” around DC to set up the necessary isobaric conditions to keep the air moving in that general direction. No need to send thank you cards. Canada Post doesn’t run the sled dogs with wind chills below -40C.

    1. ¡No Pasarán!

      You bet, pal. Thanks for the fabulous weather…. (grumble)

  6. The Indomitable Snowman, Ph.D.

    Well, try this on for size.

    This morning, Cape Girardeau, Missouri (which is nearly in Arkansas) recorded an all-time record low of -19F. That’s also obviously a record for today’s date (2/19), beating the prior record low for the date of **** +4F ****.

    Mentioned in passing in here:


  7. Dave in the states

    It is not a cold winter everywhere in the US. Here in the west it is probably the warmest winter in decades. Fortunately my father can still add perspective. Yesterday he said that this winter is just like 1944. I just heard him tell my sister that it is not at all unusual for the west to have a mild winter while the east has a harsh winter. In fact he says that if one or the other has a mild winter the other will usually have the opposite. Every time he hears some one sounding the climate alarm about some weather event, he simply says that he has seen it before. In other words nothing unprecedented is going on. It has probably happened before. It is just the normal weather fluctuations and patterns from year to year.

  8. Svend Ferdinandsen

    All that cold is just weather, but look at California where the global warming persist.

    1. Dave in the states

      Is California’s recent weather unusual?

      1. ewb

        No. Southern California has had one drought lasting for over 200 years in the last 1,000. There was also one that lasted about 125 years back there. There have been many 25 year droughts way back when. Drought conditions have occurred more than wet periods. We have been living in a sweet spot for the last 100 years.

  9. Kenenth SImmons

    As the cold in the Easturn US is reported to obliterate global warming, so too can the areas of the globe that have been very warm (including most of the Western half of the US) be reported to obliterate global cooling. Both claims are true, because both claims are false-there is no such animal as global warming or global cooling! The last galcial ice age maps prove that. When one area gets colder, another gets warmer. Therefore, The Eastern US may be headed for colder times (there are addional areas to get colder as well), other areas are headed for warmer times.

  10. Dick Cobus

    In 1911 the Niagara Falls froze over. It was a crazy year:
    (Cut and Past)
    Ever 100 years or so a crazy winter ahs a lot do do with the earth orbit and the sun:

  11. clipe

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 8:20 PM – Toronto is right on track to experience the coldest February in recorded history, while (potentially) never venturing above the freezing mark.


    1. clipe

      “Recorded history” = since 1937.

  12. John F. Hultquist

    A few years ago (in central WA, USA) we had 5 feet of snow. That is lots more than normal for our location. A few years before that we went below freezing and stayed there for 2 weeks. Most nights went to -17 F (-27 C). The cold was not normal, either.
    This winter we are warmer and dryer. This will make for a nasty wildfire season and some problems for irrigation. The ski areas are not doing well, and some have closed.
    The wish is that we be like Lake Wobegon – all should be above average in the things we want. It doesn’t work that way. People need to get a grip on the variations and think and act accordingly.
    The big differences from the east coast of North America to the west coast comes from the big Highs & Lows and the large scale waves of the atmosphere. Shifts from year to year are to be expected.
    In about 10 days there will be a shift and weather will change. Here is an explanation:

  13. Per Strandberg

    With ridicules cold and snowfall amounts in parts of North America, teens in Boston take on The Boston Blizzard Challenge

  14. sod

    This cold spill finally convinced me. Climate change obviously is a scam, this is the final proof!

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    “The New England Glacier”! Dr. Ryan Maue: “Arctic Cold On Lockdown…Brutal”. Global Warming Gets Obliterated! Great Lakes “100% Frozen Over Next Week”!

  16. crosspatch
    1. sod
      1. DirkH

        Greenland ice mass growing… “Greenland is a tiny island!”
        Great Lakes freezing… “Happens all the time! Natural variation!”
        Snow in ME… “You stoopid deniars! That’s TINY! TINY!”

        and on and on…

        On the other hand: Storm Sandy in NYC – “We’re all gonna die! Run for the hills!”

        1. sod

          “One swallow doesn’t make a summer.”

          to show a change in trend, you need many examples. Climate science is not mathematics.

          1. DirkH

            “Climate science is not mathematics.”

            Correction: Climate science actively shuns mathematics, statistics, computer science, numerics, and physics.

      2. David Johnson

        I wonder what that anomaly chart would look like if they chose 1920-50 for their base period?

        1. Ed Caryl
          1. sod

            the difference is tiny. you can see that on the latidude graph at the bottom of the page linked above.

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