Land Of The Rising Cold …Japan Sees One Of Its Worst Winters In Decades …Heavy Snow And Bitter Cold

A few days ago I posted on how brutal cold and snow were gripping the northern hemisphere from every direction. Prominently featured was the western Pacific country of Japan.

“Amazingly cold”

Not only had it been cold and brutal in January, but the story was the same already back in mid December as well, as Japanese skeptic blogger Kirye here tweeted:

Image cropped from Twitter

On December 10th, the Japanese blogger tweeted here:

This year early December in Japan amazingly cold throughout the country. In particular, the daily mean temperature in Sapporo city has been well below 1981-2010 average.”

Coldest October in 46 years

Already back in October Kirye had been tweeting of Japan getting started on the very cold side as she noted how Tokyo had seen its coldest October in almost 50 years:

October 2017 in Tokyo the mean monthly temperature was 16.8℃, the coldest October since 1971.”

In fact the cold in Japan started even well before October, 2017. Already in September Japan had had a colder than normal month when Kirye informed me that “Japan’s temperature anomaly for September, 2017, was -0.22C,” and then added she expected the coming winter to be “very interesting”.

And interesting it’s been.

Unusual cold and snow persisting in February

And now that we find ourselves well into February, there are still no signs of the brutal winter conditions letting up in Japan, let alone of the famous cherry blossoms making their debut any time soon.

According to the English language Asahi Shimbun here on February 8, seven people had been killed and public roads and services had been crippled “as record snowfall kept traffic at a standstill across much of the Hokuriku region of northwestern Japan.”

The Asahi Shimbun added:

Authorities said that 1,400 or vehicles got stuck from Feb. 6, creating a line that stretched about 20 kilometers.”

At her blogsite, Kirye reports here that so far this year 59 stations (out of 928 stations) in Japan marked an all-time temperature low in 2018. In Ohtake in Hokkaido Prefecture, for example, the mercury plummeted to – 24.9°C.

The Mainichi here reported of “cold air” and “heavy snow” along the Sea of Japan coast and added: “The city of Fukui in the region had over 130 centimeters of snow for the first time in 37 years.”

38 responses to “Land Of The Rising Cold …Japan Sees One Of Its Worst Winters In Decades …Heavy Snow And Bitter Cold”

  1. roger

    No doubt 2018 will be reported as the warmest year ever after adjustments!

    1. SebastianH

      Raw data is available. Compute your own temperature/climate index and be happy with it. Maybe that task helps you understand why temperature data needs adjustments or maybe you are too lazy to do it and continue following conspiracy theories that say everything is fake 😉

      1. AndyG55

        Justifying the SCAM of the surface data, hey seb

        Getting truly DESPERATE now, little child-troll, as you can see the cooling starting.

        Not even the mal-adjustments of NCDC/NOAA/GISS will be able to hide the cooling trend forever.

  2. tom0mason

    Another exemplar of this planet is cooling.

    1. SebastianH

      Yeah right, one region, a small timespan. The planet is cooling.

      You don’t recognize the irony in that when you simultanously say that alarmists wrongly use every warm day/month/timespan to attribute it to global warming, do you?

      1. tom0mason

        Seb says “Yeah right, one region, a small timespan. The planet is cooling.”

        A cut-down list only Starting from 1 November 2017…
        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
        Canada
        Up to 16 inches of snow for SW Alberta Rocky Mountains.
        A slow moving upper low over southern British Columbia will bring a prolonged snowfall event to the foothills and southwestern Alberta. Later a powerful nor’easter moved into northeastern Ontario and Quebec on Monday. By the end of November 2nd up to 40 cm (16 inches) of snow had fallen in some areas.
        By November 3rd Record Low Temperatures – More than a foot of snow in some areas:
        Puntzi Mountain, B.C.: -22.4C (-8.3 F) shatters old record of -18.7C (-1.7 F) set in 2003)
        Williams Lake, B.C.: -15.4C (4.3 F) shatters old record of -10.0C (14.0 F) set in 1973)

        November 3-6
        British Columbia breaks many cold records as far back as 1914
        Weather summary by Environment Canada
        3 Nov 2017 – Many new record low maximum temperatures set in southern BC.

        ABBOTSFORD AREA
        NEW RECORD 1.8 C (35.2 F)
        OLD RECORD 6.5 C (43.7 F) SET IN 1990
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1944

        AGASSIZ AREA
        NEW RECORD 0.9 C (33.6 F)
        OLD RECORD 5.5 C (41.9 F) SET IN 1994
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1889

        BLUE RIVER AREA
        NEW RECORD -2.0 C (28.4 F)
        OLD RECORD -1.7 C (28.9 F) SET IN 1961
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1946

        CACHE CREEK AREA
        NEW RECORD -3.2 C (26.2 F)
        OLD RECORD -1.1 C (30.0 F) SET IN 1973
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1912

        CAMPBELL RIVER AREA
        NEW RECORD 4.0 C (39.2 F)
        OLD RECORD 4.6 C (40.3 F) SET IN 1994
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1958

        CHILLIWACK AREA
        NEW RECORD 0.9 C (33.6 F)
        OLD RECORD 4.4 C (39.9 F) SET IN 1919
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1881

        CLEARWATER AREA
        NEW RECORD -3.9 C (25.0 F)
        OLD RECORD -1.1 C (30.0 F) SET IN 1935
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1913

        CLINTON AREA
        NEW RECORD -11.3 C (11.7 F)
        OLD RECORD -6.7 (19.9 F) SET IN 1973
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1973

        ****COMOX AREA*****
        NEW RECORD 4.0 C (39.2 F)
        OLD RECORD 5.0 C (41.0 F) SET IN 1919
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1914*******

        HOPE AREA
        NEW RECORD -0.4 C (31.3 F)
        OLD RECORD 4.5 C (40.1 F) SET IN 1994
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1936

        KAMLOOPS AREA
        NEW RECORD -4.7 C (23.5 F)
        OLD RECORD -2.2 C (28.0 F) SET IN 1935
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1890

        KELOWNA AREA
        NEW RECORD -4.2 C (24.4 F)
        OLD RECORD 1.0 C (33.8 F) SET IN 1994
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1899

        LILLOOET AREA
        NEW RECORD -3.2 C (26.2 F)
        OLD RECORD -1.1 C (30.0 F) SET IN 1935
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1881

        LYTTON AREA
        NEW RECORD -2.7 C (27.1 F)
        OLD RECORD 0.0 C (32.0 F) SET IN 1935
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1921

        MERRITT AREA
        NEW RECORD -5.9 C (21.4 F)
        OLD RECORD -3.9 C (25.0 F) SET IN 1935
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1918

        NANAIMO AREA
        NEW RECORD 5.0 C (41.0 F)
        OLD RECORD 5.6 C (42.1 F) SET IN 1994
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1892

        OSOYOOS AREA
        NEW RECORD 0.6 C (33.1 F)
        OLD RECORD 4.0 C (39.2 F) SET IN 1994
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1954

        PENTICTON AREA
        NEW RECORD -2.2 C (28.0 F)
        OLD RECORD 1.1 C (34.0 F) SET IN 1919
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1907

        PITT MEADOWS AREA
        NEW RECORD 4.8 C (40.6 F)
        OLD RECORD 6.1 C (43.0 F) SET IN 1919
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1874

        PORT HARDY AREA
        NEW RECORD 3.9 C (39.0 F)
        OLD RECORD 4.4 C (39.9 F) SET IN 1973
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1944

        POWELL RIVER AREA
        NEW RECORD 4.3 C (39.7 F)
        OLD RECORD 5.0 C (41.0 F) SET IN 1994
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1924

        PRINCETON AREA
        NEW RECORD -7.0 C (19.4 F)
        OLD RECORD -1.7 C (28.9 F) SET IN 1919
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1893

        REVELSTOKE AREA
        NEW RECORD 0.0 C (32.0 F)
        OLD RECORD 0.6 C (33.1 F) SET IN 1961
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1898

        SALMON ARM AREA
        NEW RECORD -2.7 C (27.1 F)
        OLD RECORD 0.6 C (33.1 F) SET IN 1919
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1893

        SECHELT AREA
        NEW RECORD 5.0 C (41.0 F)
        OLD RECORD 6.0 C (42.8 F) SET IN 2003
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1956

        SPARWOOD AREA
        NEW RECORD -8.0 C (17.6 F)
        OLD RECORD -5.0 C (23.0 F) SET IN 1973
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1969

        SQUAMISH AREA
        NEW RECORD 3.4 C (38.1 F)
        OLD RECORD 4.0 C (39.2 F) SET IN 1994
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1960

        SUMMERLAND AREA
        NEW RECORD -4.0 C (-24.8 F)
        OLD RECORD 0.6 C (33.1 F) SET IN 1935
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1907

        VANCOUVER AREA
        NEW RECORD 5.0 C (41.0 F)
        OLD RECORD 6.7 C (44.1 F) SET IN 1935
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1896

        VERNON AREA
        NEW RECORD -5.1 C (22.8 F)
        OLD RECORD -2.2 C (28.0 F) SET IN 1935
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1900

        VICTORIA HARTLAND AND UNIVERSITY
        NEW RECORD 4.4 C (39.9 F)
        OLD RECORD 5.0 C (41.0 F) SET IN 1919
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1874
        AIRPORT DID NOT SET A RECORD

        WHISTLER AREA
        NEW RECORD -4.0 C (24.8 F)
        OLD RECORD -0.3 C (31.5 F) SET IN 1994
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1950

        WHITE ROCK AREA
        NEW RECORD 2.8 C (37.0 F)
        OLD RECORD 6.7 C (44.1 F) SET IN 1935
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1929

        YOHO NATION PARK AREA
        NEW RECORD -11.1 C (12.0 F)
        OLD RECORD -9.6 C (14.7 F) SET IN 2003
        RECORDS BEGAN IN 1923

        November 3, 2017:
        ALBERTA
        Waterton Area: 40-50 (15.7″ to 19.8″)
        Cardston: 44 (17.3″)
        Coleman: 39 (15.4″)
        Lethbridge: 39 (15.4″)
        Kananaskis: 31 (12.2″)
        Medicine Hat: 26 (10.2″)
        Brooks: 20 (7.9″)
        Drumheller: 20 (7.9″)
        Bragg Creek: 18 (7.1″)
        Mossleigh: 18 (7.1″)

        November 8th
        More records broken in British Columbia
        BURNS LAKE AREA
        New record of -19.7 (-3.5 F)
        Old record of -16.1 (3.0 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1949

        CACHE CREEK AREA
        New record of -12.3 (9.9 F)
        Old record of -11.5 (11.3 F) set in 1990
        Records in this area have been kept since 1912

        CAMPBELL RIVER AREA
        New record of -9.0 (15.8 F)
        Old record of -8.4 (16.9 F) set in 2003
        Records in this have been kept since 1958

        CLEARWATER AREA
        Tied record of -14.0 (6.8 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1913

        CLINTON AREA
        New record of -20.3 (-4.5 F)
        Old record of -18.8 (-1.8 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1973

        GIBSONS AREA
        New record of -2.4 (27.7 F)
        Old records of -1.1 (30.0 F) set in 1968
        Records in this area have been kept since 1949

        HOPE AREA
        New record of -3.5 (25.7 F)
        Old record of -2.8 (27.0 F) set in 1945
        Records in this area have been kept since 1936

        HOPE SLIDE AREA
        New record of -11.5 (11.3 F)
        Old record of -10.5 (13.1 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1967

        KELOWNA AREA
        New record of -11.5 (11.3 F)
        Old record of -9.4 (15.1 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1899

        KITIMAT AREA
        New record of -14.0 (6.8 F)
        Old record of -7.0 (19.4 F)set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1902

        LILLOOET AREA
        New record of -10.8 (12.6 F)
        Old record of -10.8 set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1881

        LYTTON AREA
        New record of -10.1 (13.8 F)
        Old record of -8.3 (17.1 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1921

        MALAHAT AREA
        New record of -3.1 (26.4 F)
        Old record of -2.8 (27.0 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1986

        PENTICTON AREA
        New record of -9.7 (14.5 F)
        Old record of -8.9 (16.0 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1907

        PORT HARDY AREA
        New record of -6.8 (19.8 F)
        Old record of -4.2 (24.4 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have kept since 1944

        PRINCETON AREA
        New record of -18.5 (-1.3 F)
        Old record of -15.6 (3.9 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1893

        PUNTZI MOUNTAIN AREA
        New record of -24.1 (-11.4 F)
        Old record of -21.8 (-7.2 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1959

        SALMON ARM AREA
        New record of -13.0 (8.6 F)
        Old record of -10.6 (12.9 F) set in 1973
        Records in this area have been kept since 1893

        SPARWOOD AREA
        New record of -19.2 (-2.6 F)
        Old record of -17.4 (0.7 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1969

        SUMMERLAND AREA
        New record of -8.7 (16.3 F)
        Old record of -7.8 (18.0 F) set in 1971
        Records in this are have been kept since 1907

        TATLAYOKO LAKE AREA
        New record of -19.8 (-3.6 F)
        Old record of -18.5 (-1.3 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1930

        TOFINO AREA
        Tied record of -3.0 (26.6 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1896

        VERNON AREA
        New record of -16.4 (2.5 F)
        Old record of -12.8 (9.0 F) set in 1973
        Records in this area have been kept since 1900

        WHISTLER AREA
        New record of -11.7 (10.9 F)
        Old record of -10.4 (13.3 F) set in 2003
        Records in this area have been kept since 1950

        WILLIAMS LAKE AREA
        New record of -19.1 (-2.4 F)
        Old record of -18.9 (-2.0 F) set in 1973
        Records in this area have been kept since 1960

        YOHO (NATIONAL PARK)
        New record of -25.2 (-13.4 F)
        Old record of -23.3 (-9.9 F) set in 1971
        Records in this area have been kept since 1923

        November 9
        Record cold in Winnipeg — Environment Canada meteorologist Natalie Hasell, the overnight low in Winnipeg on Wednesday night was –23.7 C (-10.7F). The old record, set in 1966, was –20.6 C. Brandon dropped to –25 C overnight, matching the 1966 record for that city.

        Record lows in Manitoba and Saskatchewan
        MANITOBA
        Winnipeg International Airport:
        New Record -23.7 (-10.7 F) 2017
        Old Record -20.6 (-5.1 F) 1933/1966
        (1872-2017)

        Brandon:
        New Record -26.3 (-15.3 F) 2017
        Old Record -25.0 (-13.0 F) 1966
        (1952-2017)

        Lynn Lake:
        Tie Record -27.9 (-18.2 F) 2017
        Tie Record -27.9 1996
        (1952-2017)

        Gretna:
        New Record -21.3 (-6.3 F) 2017
        Old Record -15.6 (3.9 F) 1957
        (1955-2017)

        Gimli:
        New Record -21.3 (-6.3 F) 2017
        Old Record -21.1 (-6.0 F) 1966
        (1944-2017)

        Fisher Branch:
        New Record -23.9 (-11.0 F) 2017
        Old Record -21.0 (-5.8 F) 1979
        (1977-2017)

        Swan River:
        New Record -20.7 (5.3 F) 2017
        Old Record -17.8 (0.0 F) 1911
        (1908-2017)

        Pilot Mound:
        New Record -23.2 (-9.8 F) 2017
        Old Record -21.7 (-7.1 F) 1966
        (1938-2017)

        SASKATCHEWAN

        Regina:
        New Record -27.7 (-17.9 F) 2017
        Old Record -23.9 (-11.0 F) 1919
        (1884-2017)

        La Ronge:
        New Record -23.5 (-10.3 F) 2017
        Old Record -23.3 (-10.1 F) 1984
        (1923-2017)

        Yorkton:
        Near Record -19.7 (-3.5 F) 2017
        Record -20.3 (-4.5 F) 1985
        (1884-2017)

        Moose Jaw :
        New Record -26.0 (-14.8 F) 2017
        Old Record -23.9 (-11.0 F) 1945
        (1894-2017)

        Weyburn:
        New Record -27.0 (-16.6 F) 2017
        Old Record -23.3 (-9.9 F) 1973
        (1917-2017)

        Collins Bay:
        New Record -28.4 (-19.1 F) 2017
        Old Record -27.0 (-16.6 F) 1979
        (1972-2017)

        Watrous:
        New Record -26.5 (-15.7 F) 2017
        Old Record -21.1 (-6.0 F) 1960
        (1953-2017)

        November 9th
        Records broken in ONTARIO
        Pickle Lake -24.8 C (-12.6 F)
        Old record of -23.0 C (-9.4 F) set in 1979

        Lansdowne House -23.8 C (-10.8 F)
        Tied old record of -23.1 C (-9.6 F) set in 1979

        Sioux Lookout -26.0 C (-14.8 F)
        Old record of -20.9 C (-5.6 F) set in 1980

        Fort Frances -26.8 C (-16.2 F)
        Old record of -19.5 C (-3.1 F) set in 1980

        Upsala -28.4 C (-19.1 F)
        Old record of -25.5 C (-13.9 F) set in 1979

        Geraldton Airport -24.6 C (-12.3 F)
        Old record of -20.2 C (-4.4 F) set in 1985

        Earlton Airport -18.3 C (-0.9 F)
        Old record of -16.1 C (3.0 F) set in 1993

        Sault Ste. Marie Airport -19.0 C (-2.2 F)
        Old record of -10.0 C (14.0 F) set in 1985

        Sudbury -18.5 C (-1.3 F)
        Old record of -15.0 C (5.0 F) set in 1995

        North Bay -17.6 C (0.3 F)
        Old record of -14.4 C (6.1 F) set in 1976

        Muskoka -15.1 C (4.8 F)
        Old record of -13.9 C (7.0 F) set in 1976

        Pembroke -13.7 C (7.3 F)
        Old record of -12.2 C (10.0 F) set in 1965

        Ottawa Airport -11.3 C (11.7 F)
        Old record of -6.3 C (20.7 F) set in 1938

        Ottawa City -10.9 C (12.4 F)
        Old record of -7.8 C (18.0 F) set in 1901

        Kemptville -11.5 C (11.3 F)
        Old record of -10.6 C (12.9 F) set in 1956

        Brockville -10.0 C (14 F)
        Old record of -8.9 C (16.0 F) set in 1965

        Kingston -9.4 C (15.1 F)
        Old record of -7.2 C (19.0 F) set in 1973

        Trenton -9.8 C (-14.4 F)
        Old record of -7.9 C (17.8 F) set in 1991

        Cobourg -9.9 C (14.2 F)
        Old record of -6.7 C (19.9 F) set in 1973

        Oshawa -11.6 C (11.1 F)
        Old record of -6.7 C (19.9 F) set in 1956

        Buttonville Airport -11.5 C (11.3 F)
        Old record of -8.5 C (16.7 F) set in 1991

        Toronto City -9.3 C (15.3 F)
        Old record of -8.9 C (16.0 F) set way back in 1844

        Toronto Pearson Airport -10.1 C (13.8 F)
        Old record of -8.9 C (16.0 F) set in 1973

        Wiarton -11.5 C (11.3 F)
        Old record of -5.6 C (21.9 F) set in 1956

        Kitchener -11.8 C (10.8 F)
        Old record of -9.3 C (15.3 F) set in 1991

        Hamilton -9.6 C (14.7 F)
        Old record of -7.8 C (18.0 F) set in 1973

        Welland -7.5 C (18.5 F)
        Old record of -7.0 C (19.4 F) set in 1981

        London Airport -9.1 C (15.6 F)
        Old record of -7.8 C (18.0 F) set in 1973

        Windsor Airport -7.0 C (19.4 F) estimated
        Old record of -5.0 C (23.0 F) set in 1957

        November 10.

        Kenora -16.7 C (1.9 F)
        Close to record of -17.8 C (0.0 F) set in 1945

        Dryden Airport -19.5 C (-3.1 F)
        Close to record of -20.4 C (-4.7 F) set in 1980

        Thunder Bay -18.7 C (-1.7 F)
        Close to record of -18.9 C (-2.0 F) set in 1957

        Kapuskasing Airport -19.6 C (-3.3 F)
        Close to record of -20.7 C (-5.3 F) set in 1985

        Timmins -20.1 C (-4.2 F)
        Close to record of -21.1 C (-6.0 F) set in 1936

        NEW BRUNSWICK

        Bathurst
        New record of -9.7 C (14.5 F)
        Old record of -9.5 C (14.9 F) set in 1984
        Records in this area have been kept since 1872

        November 11,
        Ontario – “Mid-winter-like night” shatters 97-year-old record low temperatures.
        Windsor Airport -6.3 C (20.7 F)
        Old Record of -5.0 C (23.0 F) set in 1940

        Sarnia -12.3 (9.9 F)
        Old Record of -8.3 C (17.1 F) set in 1926

        Kitchener -13.7 C (7.3 F)
        Old Record of -9.4 C (15.1 F) set in 1926

        Elora -14.6 (5.7 F)
        Old Record of -10.6 (12.9 F) set in 1920

        Wiarton -9.4 C (15.1 F)
        Tied the record of -9.4 set in 1976

        Hamilton -9.7 C (14.5 F)
        Old Record of -8.3 C (17.1 F) set in 1926

        Vineland -7.5 C (18.5 F)
        Old Record of -5.6 C (21.9 F) set in 1926

        Buttonville Airport -10.1 C (13.8 F)
        Old Record of -7.8 C (18.0 F) set in 1987

        Oshawa -10.4 C (13.3 F)
        Old Record of -7.2 C (19.0 F) set in 1976

        Cobourg -8.4 C (16.9 F)
        Old Record of -7.2 C (19.0 F) set in 1976

        Peterborough -13.6 C (7.5 F)
        Old Record of -13.3 C (8.1 F) set in 2004

        Trenton -11.3 C (11.7 F)
        Old Record of -9.4 C (15.1 F) set in 1976

        Kingston Airport -10.2 C (13.6 F)
        Old Record of -8.3 C (17.1 F) set in 1976

        Ottawa Airport -11.8 C (10.8 F)
        Old Record of -10.6 C (12.9 F) set in 1976

        Barrie -15.3 C (4.5 F)
        Old Record of -12.8 C (9.0 F) set in 1957

        Algonquin Park -16.6 C (2.1 F)
        Old Record of -15.6 C (3.9 F) set in 1933

        North Bay -14.5 C (5.9 F)
        Old Record of -13.9 C (7.0 F) set in 1976

        Sudbury -13.3 C (8.1 F)
        Old Record of -12.8 C (9.0 F) set in 1985

        Locations listed below reported minimum temperatures approaching the record low for November 11.

        Ridgetown -10.5 C (13.1 F)
        Close to record of -11.7 C (10.9 F) set way back in 1892

        Toronto Pearson Airport -8.2 C (17.2 F)
        Close to record of -8.3 C (17.1 F) set in 1937

        Toronto City -6.2 C (20.8 F)
        Close to record of -7.2 C (19.0 F) set way back in 1898

        Brockville -11.6 C (11.1 F)
        Close to record of -12.8 C (9.0 F) set in 1933

        Kemptville -11.9 C (10.6 F)
        Close to record of -12.8 C (9.0 F) set in 1976

        Earlton -16.9 C (1.6 F)
        Close to record of -17.7 C (0.1 F) set in 1979

        Record low temps on Canadian East Coast
        Saint John
        New record of -9.2 C (15.4 F)
        Old record of -8.9 C (16.0 F) set in 1965
        Records in this area have been kept since 1871

        November 12th
        Grand Manan
        New record of -9.3 C (15.3 F)
        Old record of -7.0 C (19.4 F) set in 2009
        Records in this area have been kept since 1883

        Saint John
        New record of -11.3 C (11.7 F)
        Old record of -9.7 C (14.5 F) set in 1999
        Records in this area have been kept since 1871

        NOVA SCOTIA
        Parrsboro
        Tied record of -10.6 C (12.9 F) set in 1925
        Records in this area have been kept since 1897

        Truro
        New record of -11.0 C (12.2 F)
        Old record of -10.6 (12.9 F) set in 1920
        Records in this area have been kept since 1873

        December 28th
        Toronto set an all time record on Dec 28 at -22°C,” says reader. “Records go back to the late 1800s” https://www.blogto.com/city/2017/12/extreme-cold-toronto-breaks-57-year-old-record/

        January 22nd
        Montreal: Brand-new US Navy warship trapped in ice till spring, US Navy’s brand new warship USS Little Rock, unveiled just a month ago, has not moved from Montreal since Christmas Eve and will spend the winter stuck in Canada due to cold and ice. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/01/21/us-navy-warship-to-spend-winter-in-montreal-due-to-icy-weather.html and http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5294579/Navy-ship-stuck-ice-Montreal-move.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

        February 4th
        Grande Prairie Alberta, after five days straight of heavy snowfall, nearly doubles snowfall record with 23.2 cm of snow Friday (Feb 2), nearly doubling the previous record for the day which stood at 12.2 cm set back in 1999 Seehttps://www.mygrandeprairienow.com/35843/grande-prairie-nearly-doubles-snowfall-record/ .

        February 10th
        Record snowfall in British Columbia, Mt. Timothy Ski Area are at work dealing with this week’s record snowfall. see https://www.wltribune.com/sports/mt-timothy-dealing-with-record-snowfall/

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        USA

        November 1st —
        More than a foot of snow for high Cascades, northern Rockies and Olympics — roads blocked for days.

        November 3
        Unexpected snow in Seattle see https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/weather/temps-dropped-10-degrees-in-an-hour-ahead-of-this-mornings-seattle-area-snow/

        November 4th
        16 inches of snow in Wyoming see https://www.grandtarghee.com/activities-events/winter-activities/ and video https://youtu.be/SRbvSFtsN_8 for Massive Snow Accumulation Records in U.S & Canada.

        November 6th
        Sixteen inches of snow for Montana https://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/winter-storm-warning-in-effect-till-saturday-evening/article_89ef0c45-5ca3-5353-ab69-d9bb2420bb27.html

        November 7th
        Spokane snowfall shatters previous record — National Weather Service, a record 3.2 inches of snow fell at Spokane International Airport on Sunday, November 5. The old record for the date of 1.9 inches set in 2013.
        Vancouver Island — Coldest since 1919.

        November 11th
        New York City breaks 103-year-old cold record when it reached 25°F, old record of 25°F was set in 1914.

        Minnesota – New all-time state record low — Celina, Minnesota, reported a low temperature of -17°F on November 10th, also -16°F at Orr, -15°F at Bigfork, -14°F at Embarrass, and -13°F Cotton and Brimson.a new all-time state record low for this date. Not just for Celina, but for the entire state. See http://blog-weathertalk.extension.umn.edu/

        Record Montana Snowfall — Great Falls had 12.8 inches of snow. Also Great Falls through the first nine days of November reached only was 16.1 degrees F. That was 21.5 degrees below the normal average of 37.6 degrees. See http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2017/11/10/november-cold-snap-snaps-great-falls-record-snowfall/852883001/

        Lebanon, Pennsylvania at 17°F (-8.3°C) smashing the old record low for this date of 23°F set in 1973. http://www.ldnews.com/story/news/2017/11/11/lebanon-shatters-record-low-temperature-record-early-saturday/854900001/

        Boston breaks 116-year-old record low, see https://www.boston.com/weather/weather/2017/11/11/boston-is-experiencing-record-breaking-cold-temperatures

        November 28
        Hawaii – Heavy snow leads to road closures on Big Island, see https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2017-11-28-hawaii-snow-mountain-summits

        December 4th
        Near-blizzard conditions for parts of northern U.S. Weather conditions will become dangerous in parts of northern Minnesota from International Falls through Walker, and the Brainerd lakes area. Snow, sleet, freezing rain, result in near blizzard conditions and icy roads.

        December 7th
        Snow for SW Texas cities of Freer, Benavides, San Diego, Alice, Orange Grove, Kingsville, Corpus Christi, Portland, Ingleside, Aransas Pass, Sinton, and Mathis.

        Alaska – 10 inches of snow PER HOUR! See https://www.sott.net/article/370546-Alaska-records-one-of-the-most-extreme-snowfall-rates-on-record-10-inches-per-hour-highway-near-Valdez-under-20-foot-of-snow

        Rare winter storm warnings have been issued for parts of Alabama and Mississippi, https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2017-12-06-accumulating-snow-in-south-early-december

        December 8th
        Snowing at Mississippi shore – Video https://mobile.twitter.com/WesWilliamsII/status/939202014759792640

        Snowing in Baton Rouge, Louisiana see http://www.wwltv.com/article/weather/photos-snow-inundates-parts-of-north-shore/497883099

        First major snowfall in Austin Texas in years http://www.austin360.com/news/local/snowing-austin-people-sure-are-freaking-out-like/4KwdjwK21Eyfa9EVdozotM/

        December 10th
        Record-setting snowfall in Alabama http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/12/record-setting_snow_falls_on_a.html , also Randolph and Calhoun counties in eastern Alabama had each reported 10 inches of snow according to the National Weather Service in Birmingham. – Video https://youtu.be/_O76TluTM9s

        December 12th
        Up to 20 inches for parts of New York

        December 14
        NY, Snowfall at Hancock International Airport, the official measuring station for Syracuse NY, measured 8.9 inches, old record for Dec. 13 of 5.9 inches set in 1951. http://www.syracuse.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/12/syracuse_breaks_snowfall_record_-_and_it_wasnt_even_the_snowiest_spot_in_cny.html

        Redfield 2 heavy bouts of snow receiving 21.4 inches and 3 days later 44.3 inches. Phoenix measured 14.4 inches, while 10.5 inches fell in Camillus.

        December 21st
        Calgary snow – Almost triple previous record, 31 cm (just under a foot) of snow fell breaking the day’s previous snowfall record of 11.7 cm set 64 years ago in 1953. http://calgaryherald.com/news/traffic/emergency-crews-respond-to-multiple-collisions-in-calgary-area

        December 24th
        Christmas snowfall to affect more than 60 million people large swath of the US including much of the Northwest, Midwest and Northeast is under winter weather alerts, advisories, or warnings. Chicago, Des Moines, Kansas City, Detroit, Cleveland, Pennsylvania, New York, and a wide band of the Northeast were all expecting 2, 4, or more inches of snow, parts of upstate New York bracing for more than 4 feet of snow. http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/24/us/christmas-eve-snow-warnings-travel/index.html

        December 26
        Erie, Pennsylvania shatters many snowfall records by receiving 34″ of snow on Christmas Day. Previous record was 20″ set on 22nd November 1956. See http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/12/26/Christmas-brings-Northeast-blizzard/stories/201712260041

        December 27
        Pennsylvania city declares emergency as Erie, Pennsylvania shatters records with over 60 inches (150 cm) over the Christmas period, see http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42490329 and https://youtu.be/BvbIYrESxT0

        Coldest Christmas since 1933 in Ironwood, MI, the temperature were climbed to a high temperature of minus 7°F (-21.7°C) zero, see http://www.mlive.com/weather/index.ssf/2017/12/coldest_christmas_since_1933_r.html

        Record low temperatures across Michigan. Among the record lows yesterday (Dec 27) were minus 12°F (-24.4°C) in Grand Rapids, minus 16°F in Alpena and minus 4°F in Detroit. That was the lowest temperature recorded in Detroit on Dec. 27 in 92 years, since 1925. http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/12/record_low_temperatures_across.html
        Also see about frieghter ships stuck in the ice near the eastern edge of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/12/2_more_freighters_stuck_in_ice.html

        January 1st
        Below freezing into the Deep South, including Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.Look at how cold it is across the United States! http://vortex.plymouth.edu/uschill.gif

        Temperatures drop below 15°F (-9.4°C) in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi during the first few days of 2018, the Post warned, and freezing rain and a wintry mix were possible through the weekend. https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/several-days-of-unusually-cold-weather-could-be-deadly-for-the-deep-south/ar-BBHCiTT?li=BBnb7Kz

        January 2nd
        Indianapolis – Ties cold record set 131 years ago. Temperatures of -12°F (-24C), tying the previous record for the date set in 1887. Meanwhile, the mercury about 62 miles northwest in Lafayette plunged to -19F (-28C), shattering the previous record of -5F (-21C) for the date set in 1979. Farther south, a hard freeze hit much of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, dropping to 8F (-13C) near Cullman, Alabama, 20F (-7C) in Mobile, Alabama, 13F (-11C) in Atlanta, and to 2F (-17C) at a weather station at Toccoa, Georgia. See https://apnews.com/87294705618f44c78e95b2b518a718e1/Deadly,-bone-chilling-cold-grips-wide-swath-of-US

        Snow into Florida — numerous weather warnings https://www.iceagenow.info/snow-into-florida/

        January 3
        Yet another hard freeze warning for Deep South https://www.iceagenow.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Deep-South-Hard-Freeze-3Jan18.jpg

        Most snow in nearly 3 decades in coastal South. Florida, Georgia and South Carolina with their heaviest snowfall in nearly three decades. http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2018/jan/04/storm-slaps-coastal-south-most-snow-nearly-3/460524/

        January 16th
        Snow falling in a wide band from Texas to Massachusetts. Snowing in Brownsville and Houston, TX. Winter weather across the South has shut down interstates in Louisiana, closed roads in Kentucky, and closed runways in Texas. In Tennessee, forecasters called for up to 6 inches (15 cm) of snow in the central part of the state, including the Nashville area. Mississippi’s 82 counties on Tuesday morning. Up to 3 inches (7.6 cm) of snow was expected in in Mississippi’s Delta region. Approximately 2 inches (5 cm) of snow for Alabama, with temperatures falling into the low teens. Dangerous wind chills prompted school closures across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Kansas and Missouri. In Wichita, Kansas, wind chill values were expected to drop as low as -13F (-25C). https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/snow-and-ice-coat-south-closing-freeways-runways-schools/ar-AAuLHdA?li=BBnb7Kz

        January 17th
        Record cold into the Deep South – At least 10 dead. Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. It dropped to 21F (-6C) in New Orleans, breaking the previous record of 23F (-5C), set in 1977. https://apnews.com/33e177b7969b45128e70b58d989cdd1d/Across-the-South,-it's-snow,-ice-and-record-breaking-cold

        January 17th
        Record snowfall in Raleigh, North Carolina – State of Emergency declared, The temperature in Raleigh is 25F (-3.9C). (Midnight EST) see http://abc11.com/weather/some-areas-could-see-10+-inches-of-snow/2942509/

        Hard freeze warning for all of SE Georgia and well into Florida, Wind chill values of 15-20 degrees F (-9.4 to -6.7C). Download http://www.weather.gov/media/jax/briefings/nws-jax-briefing.pdf

        New Orleans, temperatures dropped to 20F (-6.7C) at Louis Armstrong International Airport, breaking the old record low of 23F (-5C) set on Jan. 17, 1977. See http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/weather_traffic/article_c771dfc2-faf9-11e7-8ff8-dfbea81e5127.html

        Snow in all 50 states! To have snow on the ground in all 50 states – at the same time – is fairly rare. The last time that happened was on February 12th, 2010. See http://www.nbc15.com/content/news/Snowfall-blankets-all-50-states-469826403.html

        January 21st
        Cold kills thousands of fish, Harbor View Marine in Pensacola, “The mass death of the mullet is bad news for both fishermen and the wildlife in that area. A representative with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirmed Trout’s analysis, saying “we suspect these are related to sudden and prolonged drops in temperature.” See http://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/2018/01/18/24-000-pounds-dead-mullet-fish-make-truly-unbelievable-sight/1036139001/

        January 22nd
        Brand-new Navy warship trapped in ice till spring, US Navy’s brand new warship USS Little Rock, unveiled just a month ago, has not moved from Montreal since Christmas Eve and will spend the winter stuck in Canada due to cold and ice. https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2018/01/21/us-navy-warship-to-spend-winter-in-montreal-due-to-icy-weather.html and http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5294579/Navy-ship-stuck-ice-Montreal-move.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

        Blizzard paralyzes parts of South Dakota – Snowfall record shattered in Yankton snowfall, which measured 14.2 inches, shattered the old record of 7.5 inches set in 1982. Unofficially, it was one of the biggest January snowfalls ever recorded in Yankton; there are two 16-inch records on the books, the most recent being a year ago Wednesday. See https://www.yankton.net/community/article_fde41844-ffc8-11e7-a94a-9f9e2a6266ed.html

        February 4th
        Great lakes ice reaches “average high” one month early The average high for Great Lakes ice coverage of 42.53% is typically reached on March 4, says reader Mark A. McCraley. One year ago, Great Lakes ice coverage stood at 11.3%. In 2016 on this date, it stood at only 7.2%. https://www.glerl.noaa.gov/res/glcfs/compare_years/

        February 7th
        Erie, Pennsylvania’s seasonal snowfall total had climbed to 152.1 inches – more than 12 feet – breaking the previous snowiest season of 2000-01 which had 149.1 inches. Snowfall records date back to the 1931-32 winter season, according to the National Weather Service. https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2018-02-06-erie-pennsylvania-close-to-record-snowiest-winter-season

        February 9th
        Major winter storm pounds U.S. Midwest, The storm system, which stretches from Montana to Michigan, drop up to 14 inches (36 cm) of snow in some areas, the National Weather Service said. See https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/snowstorm-hammers-us-midwest-hundreds-of-flights-canceled/ar-BBIV3MM?li=BBnb7Kz and http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/2018/02/08/fast-moving-arctic-storm-brings-plunging-temps-record-seasonal-snowfall-totals/320214002/

        February 10th
        Record snowfall in Wisconsin, previous record snowfall for Jan. 15 in Madison had been the 3.8 inches that fell in 1943, 5 inches of snow fell at the Dane County Regional Airport yesterday (Feb 9), eclipsing the 4.5-inch record snowfall that fell on Jan. 15. 2018 Officially, a record 4.5 inches of snow was recorded at the Dane County Regional Airport on January 15, 2018. See http://host.madison.com/wsj/weather/biggest-snowstorm-of-winter-snarled-southern-wisconsin%20/article_0e174a85-e2c2-5937-816a-8c32bd6c23dc.html

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        South America
        November 15th
        Cold South America region see https://mobile.twitter.com/Climaterra/status/930320438877655041/photo/1

        November 28
        The most November frost days in the history of São Joaquim. (Top of the Santa Catarina Mountains – South Brazil) a record not seen in the last 63 years of meteorological measurements in São Joaquim (SC), normal frost in the month of November are usually 3, November of 2017 saw 11 days with frost. http://saojoaquimonline.com.br/2017/11/28/recorde-estabelecido-geada-no-caminhos-da-neve-marca-o-novembro-com-mais-dias-de-geadas-da-historia-da-meteorologia-na-regiao-de-sao-joaquim/
        São Joaquim (southern Brazil) has a new record of frost for December.
        And this is the second frost in December.

        http://saojoaquimonline.com.br/climaterra/2017/12/11/sao-joaquim-tem-novo-registro-de-geada-durante-o-amanhecer-de-dezembro/
        So far there have been 116 days with frost at the top of the mountain range / SC.

        01 frost – January
        02 frosts – March
        08 Frost – April
        10 Frost – May
        21 frosts – June
        28 frosts – July
        22 frost – august
        05 frosts – september
        07 frosts – october
        11 frosts – November / record
        1 frost – December

        December 9th
        Mexico – Snow paralyzes roads, airports and schools http://www.animalpolitico.com/2017/12/nevadas-cierre-carreteras-norte/

        January 12
        Guatemala, below zero degrees Celsius. National Institute of Seismology, Volcanology, Meteorology, and Hydrology (Insivumeh) alerted the population low temperatures in western part temperatures dropping to -2 degrees Celsius. See http://www.estrategiaynegocios.net/lasclavesdeldia/1142721-330/nuevo-frente-fr%C3%ADo-occidente-de-guatemala-tendr%C3%A1-2-grados

        January 13
        Mexico: Mexico City on red alert due to intense cold. The Secretariat of Civil Protection of Mexico City activated the red alert for six districts; Álvaro Obregón, Cuajimalpa, Magdalena Contreras, Milpa Alta, Tláhuac and Tlalpan, where temperatures will drop to between -1 and -4 degrees Celsius. Orange alert for 10 districts Azcapotzalco, Benito Juárez, Coyoacán, Cuauhtémoc, Gustavo A. Madero, Iztacalco, Iztapalapa, Miguel Hidalgo, Venustiano Carranza and Xochimilco, where temperatures are expected to range from 0 to 3 degrees Celsius, so he urged the population to take precautions. http://www.excelsior.com.mx/comunidad/2018/01/13/1213433

        Honduras: temperatures 30°F below normal. Tegucigalpa, the capital, the temperature, which on average is 28C (82.4F), today fell to 11C (51.8F). http://radiohrn.hn/l/noticias/frente-fr%C3%ADo-en-el-caribe-dejar%C3%A1-lluvias-en-honduras-y-descenso-de-temperatura

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        Russia and Siberia
        November 12
        Oymyakon in Russia reached -40°C (-40°F).

        November 19
        Severe freezing has hit parts of Evenkia, Irkutsk and Yakutia the temperature fell to -40, -42°C. It was even colder just east of Yakutia. In Ytyk-Kel and Churapcha, Teplyi Klyuch and Tompo, the thermometers showed -44 ° C, In Deliankir and Oymyakon -47°C.

        November 20
        Huge blizzard in the Magadan region in far eastern Russia see https://www.gismeteo.ru/news/klimat/25645-iz-za-snezhnoy-purgi-v-magadanskoy-oblasti-otmenili-zanyatiya-v-shkolah/

        November 27
        Oymyakon the temperature overnight fell to -54.1°C (-65°F). In Deliankir (Делянкир), (420 km from Oymyakon) at midnight it reached -55.9°C. (Source: Ogimet ranking)

        December 19th
        Severe snowstorm hits Ukraine. Severe snowstorm hit central, eastern and northern Ukraine, causing traffic disruptions and power outages in six regions, authorities said on Tuesday. see http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-12/20/c_136838538.htm

        December 24th
        Heavy snowfall in North Ossetia – Entire republic loses power see http://www.meteo-tv.ru/news/Kommentarii-sinoptika/Severnaya-Osetiya-tysyachi-lyudey-bez-sveta/

        January 19th
        “Cruel frosts” across Russia Yamalo-Nenets and Khanty-Mansiysk districts, the temperature can drop to -40 …- 45°C. In the Krasnoyarsk Territory, -43 …- 48°C, in the north of the central regions – up to -53°C. Negative temperature anomaly will reach 10-15 degrees. see https://news.rambler.ru/weather/38929220-v-moskve-obyavleno-ekstrennoe-preduprezhdenie/?utm_campaign=breaking&utm_medium=push&utm_source=website and Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo regions and in the Altai on January 19-24, the temperature will drop to -30 …- 35°C, in places to -40 …- 45°C. In the Perm Territory, Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions, anomalously cold weather is expected with an average daily temperature of 7-10 degrees below the normal. See https://www.gismeteo.ru/news/klimat/26194-vnimanie-zhestokie-kreschenskie-morozy-ohvatyat-ogromnuyu-territoriyu-rossii/

        January 19th
        Record cold in Siberia as Turukhansk the temperature dropped to -49.6C (-57F), breaking the previous record of -46.8C (-52F) set in 1988. See http://hmn.ru/index.php?index=1&ts=180119130722 and https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2018/01/17/oymyakon-yakutia-siberia-russia-extreme-cold-temperatures/1039929001/

        Oymyakon, Russia — sank to a mind-numbing (and body-numbing) 88F below zero (-66.7C) on Tuesday. https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2018/01/17/oymyakon-yakutia-siberia-russia-extreme-cold-temperatures/1039929001/

        January 21st-26th
        Far colder than normal in Siberia, n Krasnoyarsk, the average daily temperature was 23 degrees below normal. The worst freeze occurred on January 21, dropping to -40.3 ° C (-40F).
        January 25, the temperature dropped to -38.5, below the norm by 19 degrees.
        In Novosibirsk the daytime high – the high! – reached only -26.5 ° C, in Omsk only -24.2 ° C. A deviation of 13-16 degrees. Central and southern regions of Krasnoyarsk and Altai, it was -45 ° C, in the region of Kemerovo and in the Republic of Altai down to -40 ° C, in Khakassia down to -42 ° C, Tyva and Irkutsk Region down to -49 ° C, in the Transbaikal region down to -46 ° C.

        January 26 in Novosibirsk is -30 ° C at night. In southern Siberia, the night temperature will be -40 to –45 ° C, in Tuva -45 to –50 ° C.
        http://hmn.ru/index.php?index=1&ts=180126112238

        Ukraine the temperature dropped below -20°C, in Romania below -17°C, and in Bulgaria below -13°C.

        January 31st
        Russia: Heavy snowfall and blizzards for Moscow, In 24 hours, 16 cm (6 inches) of snow covered the streets of Moscow, creating chaos for the city’s commuters. http://www.euronews.com/2018/01/31/heavy-snowfall-and-blizzards-hit-moscow

        February 4th
        Russia: Once-in-a-century blizzard in Moscow see https://sputniknews.com/russia/201802041061337639-russia-blizzard-snowfall-weather-record/ and https://news.mail.ru/society/32447963/?frommail=10 and https://youtu.be/5RtaOTUz4QU and http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42939644 reporting 2000 trees brought down by snowfall.

        January 5th
        Russia: Snow Armageddon in Moscow – Record snowfall 2nd day in a row. Moscow’s meteorological service said Moscow had seen more than half its average monthly snowfall in the space of 24 hours, beating the previous record set in 1957. http://www.meteo-tv.ru/news/Prirodnye-proisshestviya/Snezhnyy-Armageddon/ and https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-moscow-hit-record-snowfall-no-school/29017746.html and https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/record-snowfall-wreaks-havoc-in-moscow-1.3380393

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        Africa and Arab
        November 15th
        “Very unusual” November snow in South Africa see https://m.traveller24.com/News/WeatherUpdate/pics-cold-snap-brings-sa-snow-in-november-20171115

        November 21st
        Rare summer snow in South Africa see https://www.iceagenow.info/rare-summer-snow-south-africa/#more-23584

        January 8th
        Algeria: More than 15 inches (40cm) blanketed sand dunes across the small town of Ain Sefra, Algeria. See https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/901733/Sahara-Desert-snow-Ain-Sefra-Algeria-pictures-photos

        Morocco: Heavy snowfall closes 37 roads. Mountainous areas in the High and Middle Atlas, especially the route connecting Marrakech to Ouarzazate See http://article19.ma/accueil/archives/85663

        January 28th
        Massive snow dump in Iran, More than 2½ feet (80 cm) of snow in some areas, see https://www.rt.com/news/417216-iran-snowfall-flights-cancelled/ and http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/420784/Generous-sky-blankets-Iran-with-heavy-snow

        January 30th
        Morocco: First snow in 50 years paralyzes southern Morocco. After January 20, 2018, when 3,100 miles (5,000 km) of roads were closed due to ‘exceptional’ snowfall. Now, just 9 days after that exceptional snowfall, the first snow in 50 years to hit southern Morocco has again blocked roads, making travel “absolutely impossible.” From 6 am Jan 28 to 6 am Jan 29, Amzri received 22 to 30 cm (almost one foot!) of snow and Imdrasse received 10 to 20 cm (3.93 – 7.87 inches).
        The snowfall is currently affecting Ouarzazate (gateway to the Sahara Desert), Taroudant and even Zagora, which hasn’t experienced snowfall since 1968. See https://youtu.be/O3HQi5hxd2I and https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2018/01/239497/zagoura-ouarzazate-taroudant-snow/

        February 1st
        Iran: Snow has covered many cities and villages in Iran see https://timesofislamabad.com/01-Feb-2018/48-snow-hit-pakistani-pilgrims-in-iran-rescued

        February 3rd to 7th
        Morocco: February 3, 2018, significant snowfall has hit several regions of Morocco, for the first time ever for some. From February 6 to 7, up to 282 cm of snow was recorded by the National Meteorological Directorate on Jbal Habri (Ifrane) and 272 cm at Michlifen Station. The snow caused major disruptions in transportation. Some 38 roads were still cut due to the snow at 23:00 on Tuesday, February 6. In the city of Ifrane, the snow reached 173 cm (5 ft-8 inches) deep. Khenifra, snow depths of 170 cm were recorded in Moulay Yaâcoub and 190 cm in Ouiwane. In Beni-Mellal, 85 cm were recorded at Aghbala. See https://www.medias24.com/MAROC/Quoi-de-neuf/180281-Jusqu-a-280-cm-de-neige-au-Moyen-Atlas.html

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        Australia
        November 7th
        Unseasonal snow and giant hail for New South Wales, see http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-08/bundaberg-storm-leaves-thousands-without-power-ergon/9128734

        November 22nd A late “cold snap” ripped across western and central Victoria this month, causing extensive damage to wheat and legumes. See https://weatheraction.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/australia-cold-snap-wipes-out-180m-worth-of-crops/

        December 2nd
        Snow in Tasmania on 1st day of summer see http://www.couriermail.com.au/technology/tasmania-covered-in-snow-during-the-first-weekend-of-summer/news-story/c57e468872352d9a3c29f7a29a56c5de

        December 14th
        Record cold in Australia Mount Isa had its lowest overnight December temperate ever on record at 12 degrees Celsius — 11C degrees below average. “Burketown yesterday had a minimum of 17.7C which was the lowest they’d seen up there since 1920, but that was eclipsed today with 16C, and that’s the coldest December morning since 1907,” said Bureau of Meteorology forecaster David Bernard. “Richmond yesterday was 11.8C which was the lowest there in December since 1909.” http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-12-06/cold-outback-weather-sweeps-across-western-queensland/9231572

        January 13th
        Melbourne shivers through summer cold snap, temperatures 19C (66.2F), below average for this time of year, said Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Stephen King. http://www.news.com.au/national/victoria/melbourne-weather-forecast-heavy-storms-for-friday-afternoon-peak/news-story/8804801f852815432c8baa4c91a5b61d

        January 31st
        Summer Blizzard in Tasmania see https://www.3aw.com.au/summer-in-australia-snow-in-tasmania/ and http://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/natural-wonders/tasmania-weather-summer-snow-shocks-tassie/news-story/1f60186c8bc03147ee2f6910db5d6d9d

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        Asia, India —
        November 2
        China: Early snow in China, in Changchun, Northeast China’s Jilin province. At the nearby animal breeding base for pandas and tigers, the animals appeared to be both surprised and amused by the unexpected snow.

        November 15
        Afghanistan Early snowfall see https://www.pajhwok.com/en/2017/11/14/some-ghazni-districts-get-1st-snowfall

        November 28th
        Mongolia: Far colder than normal in Mongolia. Temperature dropped to -32ºC (-26.6ºF) in Ulaanbaatar (the capital of Mongolia), and November 29 it dropped to -30ºC. The average daily air temperature was ​​10ºC below the perennial values.

        December 14th
        Pakistan blizzard dumps three feet of snow with roads blocked, tourists stranded and schools close i Galiyat region. https://tribune.com.pk/story/1582584/1-galiyat-season-opens-blizzard-dumps-three-feet-snow/

        Afghanistan – Incessant snowfall shuts highway — The busy Salang Highway, linking Kabul with northern provinces, was blocked for heavy traffic as a result of incessant snowfall on Thursday morning. Lt. Gen. Mohammad Rajab, highway maintenance commander, said the road was closed after a snowfall of 45 cm (18 inches) in southern and 25 cm (10 inches) in northern parts of Salang.

        December 16th
        Korea: Earliest ice formation on Korean river in 71 years, cold wave triggers earliest ice formation on the Han River since December 12, 1946. http://english.donga.com/List/3/04/26/1158425/1

        December 19
        Japan: Severe cold and heavy snowfall in Japan, Five times average snowfall in Morioka city. Temperatures below minus 20 degrees. http://news.tv-asahi.co.jp/news_society/articles/000117003.html

        December 26th
        Myanmar: Unexpected cold hit the Winga Baw camp for orphaned elephants in Myanmar. As Temperatures fell to 8°C (46°F) the animals get blankets https://youtu.be/rlx7krjK_40

        January 4th
        Bangladesh cold wave, regions of Dinajpur, Sayedpur, Pabna, Naogaon and Chuadanga are the mostly affected, see http://www.banglanews24.com/english/national/article/66031/northern-districts-shiver-with-cold .

        January 6th
        India – Uttar Pradesh – 70 dead due to severe cold. Sultanpur district low of 2.8°C, Lucknow shivered at 3°C. Bahraich recorded 3.4°C, Muzaffarnagar (4.9°C), Kanpur (4.2°C), Barabanki (3.4°C), while Varanasi, Meerut and Lakhimpur Kheri were all at 5°C.
        see http://www.firstpost.com/india/intense-cold-wave-persists-in-uttar-pradesh-70-homeless-people-dead-so-far-due-to-lack-of-night-shelters-4289881.html

        January 7th
        Nepal: Six people died of freezing cold in Saptari district and three in Rautahat district, mostly children and elderly people, Republica Newspaper reported on Saturday. see http://thefinancialexpress.com.bd/world/asia/cold-wave-takes-nine-lives-in-nepal-1515300182

        Bangladesh: Death toll rises in grip of severe cold see http://unb.com.bd/bangladesh-news/Death-toll-rises-in-grip-of-severe-cold-wave%C2%A0/59992

        January 8th
        Bangladesh: Coldest ever temperatures dropped to 2.6 degrees Celsius at Tetulia in Panchagarh, previous record low of 2.8 °C (37 °F) was recorded in 1968. 12 people, including 6 children, died of cold-related ailments in just 4 days. See https://watchers.news/2018/01/10/bangladesh-hit-by-coldest-temperatures-ever/ and http://www.newagebd.net/article/33535/another-spell-of-cold-wave-likely-from-sunday

        January 10th
        China: Record snowfall in China – 2.5 million lose power. First heavy snowfall January 7th followed by a bigger second snowfall, January 10. All power in Suizhou, a city of 2.5 million people in Hubei province, was down due to heavy snow, state broadcaster China Central Television reported. Temperatures in Suizhou were expected to plunge as low as -5C (23F) over the weekend. January 7th reporthttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-weather-snow-food/china-fruit-vegetable-prices-surge-as-blizzards-cut-off-roads-damage-crops-idUSKBN1EW0ET , and January 10 report http://www.thebigwobble.org/2018/01/china-hit-by-second-wave-of-snow-after.html .

        January 25th
        Fish frozen to death in South Korea, fish farm in the sea off the town of Goheung on South Korea’s southwestern coast. See http://app.yonhapnews.co.kr/YNA/Basic/ForeignGallery/view.aspx?lang=EN&contents_id=PYH20180125182500341

        January 26th
        Heavy snow continues pounding central and eastern China, “Some trains influenced by the snowfall stopped at the maintenance station in Hefei for power supply and winter protection. Bullet trains for temporary stop at a maintenance station in Hefei, east China’s Anhui Province. “China’s national observatory upgraded its snowstorm warning to the second highest level on Thursday.” See http://chinaplus.cri.cn/nihao/learn-through-news/27/20180126/83152.html

        February 4th
        China: Heavy snow snarls world’s largest rail network as a rare heavy snow in south and central China snarled the world’s largest rail network this week, closing highways, freezing ports and cutting off critical supplies of thermal coal. http://www.emtv.com.pg/perfect-storm-chinas-blizzard-exposes-flaws-in-rail-coal-policies/

        February 6th
        Nearly a thousand fishing boats trapped in ice in NE China’s Jinshitan Fishing Port, Liaoning Province. https://youtu.be/CRPN5nYJTRU

        Taiwan Tropical Snow Storm Near freezing at night – in a tropical country. Fish are cold-shocked to the point of losing entire aquaculture areas, so fish farms are feverishly pumping ground water to try to warm ponds. https://youtu.be/OIitAwn8-y4 and https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3355379 and https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3356151

        February 8th
        Japan: Record snowfall in Japan kills seven. Ground Self-Defense Force personnel freed trapped motorists today after record snowfall kept traffic at a standstill across much of the Hokuriku region of northwestern Japan. At least 1,400 or vehicles got stuck on Feb. 6, creating a line that stretched about 12 miles (20 km). As of 9 a.m. this morning, 310 trucks and cars remained stranded on the road. Seven people were killed in snow-related accidents and at least 34 injured in Fukui, Ishikawa, Toyama and Niigata prefectures. See http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201802080031.html

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        Europe
        November ?
        Arctic blizzard in Bologna – Video at https://www.facebook.com/severeweatherEU/videos/2115374465352310/?_fb_noscript=1 “The storm lasted for several hours and left 10 cm of fresh snow on the ground!

        December 4th
        Heavy snow and ice in Bavaria, video https://www.br.de/nachrichten/schnee-und-glatteis-in-bayern-mehr-als-400-verkehrsunfaelle-und-mehrere-tote-100.html

        December 10th
        Turkey – More than 3 feet of snow in 12 hours http://strangesounds.org/2017/12/mighty-snowstorm-turkey-artvin-drops-1-meter-of-snow-in-12-hours-blocking-roads-and-closing-schools-in-artvin.html and In the live animal market in Erzurum’s Oltu district, sellers burned car tires to warm the livestock https://www.dha.com.tr/yurt/erzurum-donuyor-kar-kalinligi-80-santimetreye-ulasti/haber-1553658 .

        December 11th
        Traffic jams 600 miles long in the Netherlands https://www.reuters.com/article/us-netherlands-britain-weather/snow-disrupts-schools-travel-in-uk-netherlands-idUSKBN1E51R1

        Heavy snow brings transport chaos across Europe — More than 900 flight cancellations and delays in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the U.K. About 400 flights were cancelled at Schiphol – one of Europe’s biggest airports – about 200 in Brussels, and more than 300 at Frankfurt airport, the busiest in Germany. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42310933

        Danish met-office (DMI)Report record cold summer in Denmark https://www.dr.dk/nyheder/vejret/ja-sommeren-var-elendig-i-aar-laveste-makstemperatur-nogensinde

        December 12th
        The canton of Valais experienced some of the heaviest December snowfall, Sion, the cantonal capital, received a record 65cms (25 inches) of snow over the weekend. Around 80cms (31 inches) fell at higher elevations. https://www.thelocal.ch/20171212/avalanche-warnings-as-valais-recovers-from-heavy-snowfall

        December 17th
        Swiss ski area claims 9 ft of snow in 3 days https://www.inthesnow.com/swiss-ski-area-claims-3-5m-almost-12-feet-snow-7-days/

        December 20th
        The temperature is low. Frozen locally strong in the central and northern.

        Temperature: from -02 (minus 2) to 6 degrees Celsius.
        Asvestochori * Evosmos * Thermi * Center * Kymina * Lagadas * Nea Michaniona * Panorama * Sindos * Chalkidiki * Oraiokastro * Macedonia, Thrace In Halkidiki local rains will occur in the lowlands and snow in mountainous and semi-mountainous areas. Temperature: from -3 (minus 3) to 6 degrees Celsius. see http://news247.gr/eidiseis/kairos/se-eleutherh-ptwsh-h-thermokrasia-pagetos-kai-xioni-sto-megalutero-meros-ths-xwras.4994277.html

        December 22
        Greece – Snow strands hundreds for hours on highway, see http://www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2017/12/22/greece-athens-lamia-highway-snow/ and https://youtu.be/PSlb_IlzaKs .

        December 27th
        Heathrow cancels dozens of flights due to ice and snow, see http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-snow-latest-updates-london-heathrow-airport-flights-cancelled-ice-roads-accidents-m1-motorway-a8130196.html

        January 7th
        Spain: Spain – Heavy snowfall traps thousands in cars overnight, see https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/07/snow-spain-traps-thousands-people-cars-overnight

        January 9-11
        France: ‘Once-in-a-generation’ snowfall in French Alps. Almost 8 feet (2.4 metres) of snow in 48 hours. https://www.thelocal.fr/20180109/in-pictures-french-alps-hit-by-snowmaggedon

        January 11
        French and Italian Alps – Record snowfall – Skiers now playing “find your car” http://www.meteo-tv.ru/news/Prirodnye-proisshestviya/Alpy-nakrylo-rekordnymi-snegopadami/

        Switzerland: Alps – Trains reach stranded tourists http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-42642322

        January 22
        Very Heavy snowfall cuts off Swiss and Austrian towns, Six feet (2 meters) of snow in six days in some areas. With thousands of people were stranded in the Alps after heavy snowfall blocked train lines and roads to the Swiss resort town of Zermatt and St. Anton in Austria. Davos, Switzerland, has been buried under head-high snow (six feet) in the last 6 days, three feet of it in the last two days alone. http://www.dw.com/en/heavy-snowfall-cuts-off-alpine-towns-in-switzerland-and-austria/a-42248169

        January 23
        Scientists have once again set up a mock Arctic base camp to educate world leaders about man-made global warming at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
        https://www.reuters.com/article/us-davos-meeting-snow/heavy-snow-humbles-the-global-elite-at-davos-summit-idUSKBN1FB2XM
        and http://dailycaller.com/2018/01/23/davos-scientists-snow-switzerland-world-economic-forum/

        January 31
        Spain: Snow brings chaos to roads in Spain – Again. Spain’s national weather agency issued warnings that the cold could continue over the weekend and into next week in 33 provinces across the peninsula and Balearic Islands see https://www.thelocal.es/20180202/snow-brings-chaos-to-roads-across-northern-and-central-spain

        February 7th
        Spain: Heavy snowfall in Spain – Temps far below average AEMET representative Delia Gutiérrez said the temperatures will be “far below” the average “between 3ºC and 6ºC below across the country and up to 6ºC and 10ºC below average in mountainous areas.” The windchill factor will intensify the cold. Temperatures are forecast to drop below -5ºC in many regions, see https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/02/06/inenglish/1517908298_655695.html and https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/02/02/inenglish/1517561188_976162.html?rel=mas

        February 7th
        France: Heavy snowfall – 460 miles of traffic jams around Paris see http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5361975/Paris-looks-beautiful-seven-inches-snow.html?ITO=1490

        Bosnia: Snow in Bihac in Bosnia is covered with 60 cm (2 ft) of snow, and several schools are closed. https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2018/02/05/sneeuw-van-het-oosten-tot-het-westen/

        February 8th
        France: Northern France hit by heavy snow with cold temperatures of -12.4 ° were recorded this morning in Pontoise, -7.9 at the Longchamp racecourse in Paris and -7.5 ° in Fontainebleau. Motorway chaos on The N118 will remain closed in both directions between the bridge of Sèvres and Les Ulis “until further order”. And reports of “in Paris, people have been trapped in cars for 22 hours”. See http://www.bfmtv.com/planete/nouvelles-chutes-de-neige-en-ile-de-france-appel-a-ne-pas-circuler-en-voiture-vendredi-1369114.html

        1. SebastianH

          Obviously you are pretty involved if you feel you have to collect news about cold weather to show us “believers” that it’s really getting colder. But how exactly does this refute “one region, a small timespan.”? Lots of places, still a small timespan.

          I’ll post just one link from the same timespan as an example why this is not really showing that the planet is cooling.

          “Sydney hits its highest temperature recorded since 1939 with Penrith reaching 47.3C” – January 7th 2018
          http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-07/sydney-hits-its-highest-temperature-recorded-in-79-years/9309552

          So it’s record warm and record cold at the same time! Who would have thought …

          Here is a temperature anomaly map for December 2017:
          https://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/servlet/RenderData?si=1743098&cs=rgb&format=JPEG&width=720&height=360

          and this one is from November 2017:
          https://neo.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/servlet/RenderData?si=1742285&cs=rgb&format=JPEG&width=720&height=360

          1. AndyG55

            “since 1939 “

            ROFLMAO

            so, no rise in 79 years.

            And that is after a HUGE amount of urban growth.

            Thanks for the laugh , seb.

            Also, was measured on a 1 second time interval AWS small screen thermometer.

            Temperatures in the minute before and after were around half a degree lower. Its a BOM FARCE.

            Never bother checking, just accept any alarmist BS you are fed???

          2. AndyG55

            seb uses the tail-end of the El Nino,

            so sad, so desperate

            poor seb, deceit is his middle name.

            As you well know, seb, El Ninos are NOTHNNG to do with anything human or anthropogenic.

            Nothing to do with CO2, because CO2 does not cause ocean warming.

            PURELY NATURAL, and you cannot provide one iota of proof otherwise.

          3. AndyG55

            Seb, is there any one of tom0’s points that is incorrect?

            Or are you going to remain as EMPTY as always?

        2. Yonason (from a friend's comp)
      2. AndyG55

        “The planet is cooling”

        Yep, and it has been since the height of the Holocene Optimum.

        Just a couple of short term bumps, the current one being less than a molehill in the scheme of things.

    2. Yonason (from a friend's comp)

      “Who are you going to believe, me or your lying thermometers?” – our scientific betters

      http://www.capjournal.com/news/glacier-scientist-global-warming-is-good-not-bad/article_aa90050a-8cb6-11e4-9e64-1728d2da4389.html

      1. Yonason (from a friend's comp)

        Oops, wrong link for that “quote” (but still a good reference).

        Here’s the intended link.
        https://realclimatescience.com/2018/02/yale-climate-coldest-olympics-on-record-threatened-by-global-warming/

  3. Bitter&twisted

    Weather, just like a heatwave.

    1. AndyG55

      shhh, we are allowed to have some fun. 🙂

      1. Bitter&twisted

        Sorry.

      2. tom0mason

        And BINGO!

        1. tom0mason

          Looking at the list (I posted) a few of the records that were recently set broke ones that were from the 1800s. That is modern lows were colder than when this planet was coming out of the LIA!

  4. tom0mason

    Hi Pierre,

    I’ve posted a reasonably long reply but it’s lost in the spam bin?

  5. tom0mason

    Contrast and compare —

    SST have changed over the last month, in particular cooling seas around Australia, Japan (northern ice creeping south?), East and West Africa, cool around the Florida peninsular, and cooling waters around Europe. Yes the Pacific cool signature has eased slightly but it’s still very much in evidence.

    From 1st January
    http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/sst/anomaly/2018/anomnight.1.1.2018.gif

    From 12th February
    http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/sst/anomaly/2018/anomnight.2.12.2018.gif

    1. AndyG55

      Also cooling along the coast of Spain up to Norway,

      and below Greenland

      And a round Florida

      China sea.

    2. SebastianH

      Animation for the past 52 weeks:
      https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/map/clim/sst.anom.anim.year.html

      Pacific only:
      http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/analysis_monitoring/enso_update/sstanim.shtml

      Absolute temperature instead of anomalies:
      http://www.ospo.noaa.gov/Products/ocean/sst/50km_night/anim_full.html

      Guess how these images looked like the last time skeptics called out the coming ice age? 😉

      1. tom0mason

        And cAGW maniacs promulgate nonsense by trying to say that any current warming is unnatural. They like you need to get some perspective, so here is some help —

        https://www.iceagenow.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Warming-Periods-in-last-10000-years-1024×604.jpg

      2. AndyG55

        Seb still doesn’t know there was a very strong but TOTALLY NATURAL El Nino event.

        Add that to everything else seb doesn’t know.

        Its a VERY long list… needing several rolls of loo-paper.

      3. AndyG55

        Animations 1 and 2 show distinct cooling

        Well done seb. 😉

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  7. Kirye

    “Cold temperatures are causing fish to die on Japan’s southwest coast.”
    Cold wave triggers fish die-off http://www.ntv.co.jp/englishnews/nature/cold_wave_triggers_fish_die-off/

    1. Kenneth Richard

      Cold wave triggers fish die-off

      Next thing we know, fish will be extinct. And it will be due to human-caused climate change.

      1. AndyG55

        “And it will be due to human-caused climate change.”

        Which causes warming, except when it causes cooling. 🙂

  8. Kirye

    I read the newspaper story and was a bit surprised. (´・ω・`)

    “Three perennial snow patches in the Northern Japan Alps have been certified as glaciers, doubling the total number in the country.”
    3 snow patches in central Japan certified as glaciers:The Asahi Shimbun:The Asahi Shimbun http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201802070001.html

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