The North Atlantic Ice Age No One Wants To Acknowledge: “Record Snow” In Sweden In August …”Never Seen So Much Snow At This Time”!

Sweden residents can’t remember seeing so much snow in August since the 1960s. Villagers can’t remember there’s ever been so much snow left at this time. “It should have been gone by now but it’s not.” “More snow than bare ground.”

Without end the public have been hearing about the above normal temperatures in Europe this summer. But all this talk has been misleading. When someone drives your face down only millimeters away from a gravel surface, then unsurprisingly the whole world starts looking like gravel. This is the tactic used by the media lately.

It turns out of course that the warm European summer has been limited more to central and southeastern Europe. The media refuses to talk about what has been going on over a vast North Atlantic region spanning from Greenland to Great Briatain, and across Scandinavia.

Luckily German website wobleibtdieerderwaermung (wherestheglobalwarming) give us the rest of the picture.

It turns out northern Europe has been downright frigid this summer, and the future looks pretty bleak.

The German site writes:

The cold summer that has gripped foremost northern and western Europe in 2015 has resulted in record snow heights on the mountains surrounding the Swedish winter sports resort “Klimpfjäll” in the southernmost part of the Lappland province, as WeatherAction News Blog reports.”

Schneerekord im August 2015 auf dem schwedischen Berg

Record snow in August 2015 on the mountains “Klimpfjäll” in Sweden. Image source: www.klimpfjalladventure.com/.

The older residents in the mountain region can’t remember seeing so much snow in August since the 1960s. The mountains have an elevation of 1400 to 1600 meters, i.e. similar to Denver.

WeatherAction News Blog reports on Sweden this summer:

A very unique situation, say the residents in the area.

The approaching autumn, and still do not have the snow melting away on the mountains. Villagers in Klimpfjäll cannot remember there ever been so much snow left at this time.

‘I’ve plowed this since the 60s and this much snow has never been there. It should have been gone by now but it’s not,’ says Agne Eliasson in Klimpfjäll.”

Swedish Västerbotten site here reports:

Snow drifts in the low mountain should normally be gone now. Go towards the Norwegian border to the west at 1100 meters altitude, then there is more snow than bare ground.”

Of course the icy August cold is not limited to Scandinavia.

Iceland sees coldest summer in 20 years

Earlier NTZ reported here that Iceland had been experiencing one of its coldest summers in 20 years.

Met Office meteorologist Páll Bergþórsson suspected already in April 2015 that the cold was not an isolated event, but the start of a significant cold period.

If this holds, expect this to have major implications on Arctic sea ice in the years ahead.

Record cold in Great Britain

Also Paul Homewood reported at his site that Ireland and Great Britain are experiencing a cool summer of 2015. wobleibtdieerderwaerming writes that Great Britain saw some of its coldest July nights in many years. Southern England saw an overnight low of only 1°C, which was the coldest measured temperature ever observed on the first of August.

Scotland sees “hats, scarves and gloves” – in July!

The Scotsman here reports of “hats, scarves and gloves in July in one of the most dismal summers in living memory. It adds: “It’s the second time this month snow has been forecast.” Remember, it’s the peak of summer!

The Mail here writes that in the Scottish Highlands there are more remaining snow patches than have been seen for 20 years.

Approaching the North Atlantic Ice Age

Unfortunately the data do not support the notion that these are mere temporary weather developments. Rather experts are warning that it may be the start of an unpleasant cold pattern with serious consequences for Europe – a continent that has (foolishly?) rushed into preparations for warmer long-term temperatures. For years a number of meteorologists and climate experts have been warning that the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) was beginning its cooling phase and that this would usher cooler temperatures.

North Atlantic sea surface temperature data have been worrisome. They show that June and July of 2015 have seen the lowest temperature in 14 years:

Die Grafik zeigt Abweichungen der Meeresoberflächentemperaturen (SSTA) im Nordatlantik mit den tiefsten EWerten seit 14 Jahren im Juni und Juli 2015. Quelle:

North Atlantic sea surface temperature anomalies using the WMO 1981-2010 climate mean. Source: www.climate4you.com/.

The next few years will tell us whether or not that trend will continue, or be reversed. Experts are less than optimistic.

 

36 responses to “The North Atlantic Ice Age No One Wants To Acknowledge: “Record Snow” In Sweden In August …”Never Seen So Much Snow At This Time”!”

  1. DICK R

    Also there has been no mention of the snowfields in the highlands of Scotland refusing to melt .

  2. Ed Caryl

    Ice ages begin when a winter’s snow does not melt in summer and is added to in the next winter… and the next…and the next…

  3. Green Sand

    August 18, 2015

    Judah Cohen – “Arctic Oscillation Analysis and Forecasts”

    “The AO is currently negative and is predicted to remain negative for the next two weeks possibly extremely negative for the time of year.”

    https://www.aer.com/science-research/climate-weather/arctic-oscillation

    The article includes impacts and forecasts for the next 30 days

  4. sod

    ” The media refuses to talk about what has been going on over a vast North Atlantic region spanning from Greenland to Great Briatain, and across Scandinavia.”

    Sorry, but looking at a global picture is giving the opposite impression:

    http://www.trbimg.com/img-55d6032d/turbine/la-sci-g-0820-climate-changed-drought-20150820/900/900×506

    Basically the whole world was rather hot in July, apart from two small pieces of gravel, on in Scandinavia and one in the middle of the atlantic.

    I really think ignoring those two small exceptions is a rather good idea.

    1. handjive

      In Australia, we have had snow in every state except the Northern Territory.

      I dare sod to find another example of this in Australia’s history.
      Or, sod, like his map, could ignore Australia.

      Australia is a low lying, undulating land who’s highest mountain is Mount Kosciuszko at 2,228 m.

      Australia experienced snow falls to sea level in some places this July.

      > IT’S been an absolutely brutal winter in much of eastern Australia.

      http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/its-snowing-in-canberra-as-this-miserable-winter-just-keeps-getting-miserabler-um-is-that-even-a-word/story-e6frflp0-1227480335028

      But raw temperature measurements don’t on their own convey just how brutal this winter has been.
      Some locations in the central west of NSW have now seen five snowfalls in five weeks.
      These are places that are lucky to see one snowfall a year.

    2. David Johnson

      The Arctic isn’t you buffoon

    3. Mike

      Impression is right!

      July is Scandinavia was cold. Even the water in the lakes and rivers was cold. Just like Brits, the Swedes were lamenting the cold weather – I am in Sweden so this is first hand information.

      If July was warmer than normal, then August will be a national record, yet it is not as warm as only 4 years ago.

      Real data is better than an impression.

    4. DirkH

      “I really think ignoring those two small exceptions is a rather good idea.”

      By ignoring everything that contradicts the theory of warmunism, we might just be able to install the global fascist control over energy production, comrades! That’s the way to go! Vorwärts immer, rückwärts nimmer! For the scientific revolution!

    5. Ric Werme

      The map is from NOAA, so the baseline data is certainly from GISS or NEIC (whatever NCDC morphed into), and hence corrupted with adjustments to make the past average colder.

      Please remember to check out the UAH satellite data too. It shows a rather average global map consistent with the global anomaly of +0.18C. See
      http://nsstc.uah.edu/climate/2015/july2015/JULY-2015.jpg
      and http://www.drroyspencer.com/2015/08/uah-v6-0-global-temperature-update-for-july-2015-0-18-c/

      1. Ed Caryl

        If the poles warm further and faster than the rest of the globe, as the CAGW folks keep telling us, then the obvious corollary is that the poles will also COOL further and faster than the rest of the globe, and this is what is happening.

  5. DirkH

    CDU organ Die Welt notices that wind turbines kill Red Kites.
    http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/energie/article145280864/Energiewende-toetet-Deutschlands-heimliches-Wappentier.html
    Golf clap, hatemedia, golf clap.

  6. Dr Tim Ball-Climatologist
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  9. CraigAustin

    A rapid warming at both poles and a hot spot in the equatorial troposphere are key elements of the theory of greenhouse gasses causing runaway global warming theory, neither seem to be present.

  10. Euan Mearns

    In Aberdeen we have basically had no Summer in July. Barely saw the sun. And temperatures struggled to get above 13˚C. I wanted to check out how July 2014 compared with other years and so checked out the MET office station data. The two stations closest to Aberdeen are Leuchars and Braemar – neither are very good analogues unfortunately. But I was surprised to see that the data for July don’t really seem to be that anomalous. I want to audit the MET data. If there are any readers out there with home records for NE Scotland, I’d really like to see the data.

    http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/climate-historic/#?tab=climateHistoric

    The MET office has mean July Tmax for Leuchars of 18˚C and Braemar on 15.9˚C. Braeamar is at an elevation of 339 m in a Mountain setting. These temperatures do not really stand out as unusual. Ask any local they’ll tell you it has been the worst and coldest summers they can recall for a while.

    I walk my two dogs every afternoon and I can’t recall my car thermometer ever being above 13˚C in July. Something sniffs.

  11. goldminor

    I just left this comment over at WUWT, but i see where it has correlation to your discussion. I use the Cryosphere Today site for my numbers.

    “”This is something I said on 7/15 “There should be a sideways step coming in about 10 days from now, where the sea ice trend may even increase for several days and remain close to flat for up to 10 days.This could lead to a longer sideways trend that begins around the 3rd week of August and lasts until the end of September. Examples of what I am referring to would be the years 1979, 1988, 1997, and 2007.”.
    ===================================================================================
    I believe that this sideways stepping of the Arctic sea ice is now underway and the process likely has much to do with the early cooling which is now evident in many locations around the NH. In the years 1988, 1997, and 2007 the stepping takes place on the downhill side of an El Nino or in a descending La Nina. In the 4 similar years mentioned above this process will start somewhere around the 222nd day up to the 230th day of the year. This year it appears to have started on the 224th day. It is now day 233, and this pattern runs up to day 271 approximately. The sea ice area was 3.587 million, rounded off. If the sideways stepping in Arctic sea ice is a continuing pattern, then the sea ice area minimum for 2015 should end around 3.30 million.””.

  12. goldminor

    I should have said “The sea ice area was 3.587 million {on day 224}”.

  13. goldminor

    Also to add to the cooler than previous years theme, I would add that in Northern California this summer has been much cooler than the previous three years. I live around 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and in the mountains. Recently while looking at daily temps around the globe using Intellicast, I noticed that the town of Willow Creek, which is 60 miles to the west of me had been averaging around 26F cooler than the average for the previous 3 weeks. That is the effect of the Pacific marine layer working its way past the coastal mountains, and perhaps some level of smoke conditions from wildfires. Also, in observing local temps around the globe on a daily basis I have noticed that in the last 3 months there has been a global change to the cool side as compared to the previous 9 months of daily observations.

    In the beginning, I had noticed that while high temps ran average to slightly above average that the real warming had everything to do with increased nighttime temps everywhere I looked. In the last 3 months that has changed. The nighttime above average low temps has now given way to a mix of above and below average, with some locations showing a high % of below average nightly lows. Also, the day time highs have dropped with many areas recording a balanced mix of above and below average highs. If this trend continues, then the cooling will soon become noticeable for all to see.

  14. goldminor

    I misstated ” “I noticed that the town of Willow Creek, which is 60 miles to the west of me had been averaging around 26F cooler than the average for the previous 3 weeks.” “. That should state “…Willow Creek has been 26F below average for around 3 weeks. The average high temp for Willow Creek Ca is 94F…. http://www.intellicast.com/Local/ObservationsSummary.aspx?location=USCA1243

  15. DirkH

    German hatemedia finally grasps cost of Energiewende: 28 bn EUR a year forcibly extracted from captive population.
    http://www.n-tv.de/wirtschaft/Stromkunden-zahlen-28-Mrd-Euro-pro-Jahr-article15778966.html

  16. Dan Pangburn

    Engineering science proves CO2 has no significant effect on climate.

    The proof and identification of the two factors that do cause reported average global temperature change (sunspot number is the only independent variable) are at http://agwunveiled.blogspot.com (now with 5-year running-average smoothing of measured average global temperature (AGT), the near-perfect explanation of AGT since before 1900; R^2 = 0.97+).

  17. Paul Litely

    To understand the mechanism that is causing this Weather.. Climate Change.. Instead of the predicted warming, see Paullitely.com. It is rather simple when explained simply and clearly.

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  19. edmh

    The decline of the Holocene

    Our current beneficial, warm Holocene interglacial has been the enabler of mankind’s civilisation for the last 10,000 years. The congenial climate of the Holocene spans from mankind’s earliest farming to the scientific and technological advances of the last 100 years.

    But the real decline into the next ice age started 3000 years ago, in about 1000BC. That is when the Holocene rate of temperature decline escalated from about 0.05°C / millennium 8000BC – 1000BC, to about 0.5 °C/ millennium, 1000BC – 2000AD.

    The GISP2 ice core records from Greenland show.

    1 the last millennium of our current benign Holocene epoch 1000AD – 2000AD was the coldest of the whole current interglacial.

    2 for its first 8000 years the early Holocene, encompassing its high “climate optimum” had a pretty flat temperatures on average a drop of only 0.05 °C per millennium.

    3 but the recent Holocene for the last 3000 years since 1000BC has seen a temperature diminution at 10 times that earlier rate ~0.5 °C/ millennium

    4 our happy Holocene interglacial is about 11000 years old and is probably drawing to its close in this century the next century or this millennium.

    5 any current minor warming after 1970 will eventually be seen as just noise in the system in the longer term progress of continuing cooling over the past 3000 years.

    see

    https://edmhdotme.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/the-holocene-context-for-anthropogenic-global-warming-2/

  20. Loodt Pretorius

    I toured Ireland in July. The Irish Times reported it was one of the coldest Julys on record. Fortunately I took the ferry, and therefor my car, which meant that I had basically no baggage restriction. Before leaving for Ireland I tossed my very heavy winter coat into the car, thinking I might use it on the odd day next to the sea. I wore it the whole time.

    But we know that cold weather is just a local phenomena and globally the climate is warming.

    1. DirkH

      At the same time here in Germany we had several gusts of hot Sahara air from the South (leading to crys of triumph from sod and the warmunist hatemedia). The jetstream must still be loopy . 1000 km difference in longitude can move you from hot quasi tropical weater to wintery weather.

  21. Bob Tisdale

    Pierre writes: “North Atlantic sea surface temperature data have been worrisome. They show that June and July of 2015 have seen the lowest temperature in 14 years…”

    Once again, the graph you’ve presented is NOT the North Atlantic sea surface temperature data. It is for a portion of the TROPICAL North Atlantic, thousands of km from Sweden. I informed you of this error the last time you posted it.
    http://notrickszone.com/2015/08/07/cooling-atlantic-trend-iceland-sees-coldest-summer-in-more-than-20-years-cold-period-taking-over/comment-page-1/#comment-1034378

  22. Dan Pangburn

    edmh24 has high lighted something that I have been wondering about. Notice the temperature decline rate following the start of this and the previous two interglacials. Each decline rate is substantially slower than the previous one. If this is not merely a coincidence, what is the rational explanation?

  23. mwhite

    http://blairfyffe.blogspot.co.uk/2015/08/snow-patch-surveying.html

    “The Scottish snowpatch survey occurs each year in mid/late August,and basically involves people wandering around the hills counting and measuring the remaining snowpatches”

  24. Andreas Scarpino

    The material near this tag may use weasel words or too-vague attribution. Meltwater events aside, the climate deterioration into the last ice age appears to have taken about 5,000 years.

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