The Long Winter Of 2017/18…Numerous Records Set As Ferocious Cold And Snow Batter Northern Hemisphere

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The long term forecast for Europe, where it is already colder than normal, shows temperatures plummeting to near -20°C in parts of Central Europe by early next week, extending what has been already a brutal winter.

Latest GFS models forecast ferocious cold to grip Europe early next week. Source: Dominik Jung.

Europeans longing for spring will just have to be patient for awhile. Indeed this winter has been a harsh one across the northern hemisphere with record cold temperatures being set from Siberia to North America to Japan. Also a number of places have seen record snowfalls.

The European Alps have had one of the snowiest winters in years as snow continues to pile up meters high.

Long list of harsh winter events

Some warmists of course will dispute that cold and snow occurring locally do not mean much. Yet, this winter the harsh conditions have been widespread across our hemisphere, and across the globe, and is not what we were supposed expect from “global warming”.

Reader Tom Mason here left a comment awhile Bach which I’ve decided to upgrade to a post. In his comment Tom mason lists some of the record cold temperatures and snowfalls occurring thus far. And now that severe cold is forecast to grip Western Europe, the list below will only get longer.

Tom writes that what follows is a cut-down list that only starts from 1 November 2017 (I’d hate to see the length of the non-cut version).
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Canada

November: Up to 16 inches of snow for SW Alberta Rocky Mountains.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

Many broken cold records as far back as 1914
Weather summary by Environment Canada, 3 November 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

Alberta

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.

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, 2017

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

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 1 —
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 4
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 6
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 7
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 11
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 4
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 7
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 8
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 10
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 12
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 21
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 24
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 1
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 2
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 17
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 17
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 22
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 4
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 7
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 9
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 10
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 15
Cold South America

November
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 9
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 reaches -40°C.

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 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 19
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 24
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 19
“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 19
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-26
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 31
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 4
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 5
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 Arabia

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

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

January 8
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 28
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 30
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 1
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 7
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 7
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 2
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 14
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 13
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 31
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 28
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 14
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 16
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 26
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 4
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 6
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 7
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 8
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 10
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 25
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 26
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 4
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 6
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 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 4
Heavy snow and ice in Bavaria, video www.br.de/nachrichten/schnee-und-glatteis-in-bayern-mehr-als-400-verkehrsunfaelle-und-mehrere-tote-100.html

December 10
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 11
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 12
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 17
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 20
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 www.keeptalkinggreece.com/2017/12/22/greece-athens-lamia-highway-snow/ and https://youtu.be/PSlb_IlzaKs .

December 27
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 7
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 7
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 7
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. www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2018/02/05/sneeuw-van-het-oosten-tot-het-westen/

February 8
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: www.bfmtv.com/planete/nouvelles-chutes-de-neige-en-ile-de-france-appel-a-ne-pas-circuler-en-voiture-vendredi-1369114.html

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45 responses to “The Long Winter Of 2017/18…Numerous Records Set As Ferocious Cold And Snow Batter Northern Hemisphere”

  1. yonason (from my cell phone)

    Fine bit of work, Tom!

    And thanks, Pierre, for highlighting it for us.

    1. tom0mason

      Thank-you yonason (from my cell phone), I did have a much longer list (2007 to 2015) but is was lost in a hard-drive failure. I know I should have backed it all up. I’ve learned a hard lesson there.
      Much of this is culled from blogs, news and weather agency reports. I am especially indebted to the Ice Age Now (www·iceagenow·info) website for getting me started again.

      1. yonason (from my cell phone)

        Oh, yes. Ice Age Now is a good site for info not readily available elsewhere. You do have to vett the links people send to him, because occasionally one won’t stand up, but that’s true of nearly all the good sites. And that reminds me – one of the reasons I like Pierre’s blog here, is because he’s one of the most reliable. In fact I can’t remember any errors he’s made, serious or otherwise.

  2. John F. Hultquist

    B. C. and adjacent Washington State are still cold and will remain so for at least another week. Currently we are at -10°C. Sun is about to come up and the rise to just below freezing will begin.
    And we are supposed to prune some wine grapes.
    Meanwhile, back in Ohio there was a 2 day heat-wave. Now gone.

  3. Steve

    Now that it is getting cold just about everywhere, the blame lies solely with the greens for reducing the CO2 just about…you guessed it, everywhere.

  4. sunsettommy

    Here is a website that post unusual cold weather which goes back a few years:

    https://www.iceagenow.info/

    The first one is about record cold in San Fransisco

    1. tom0mason

      Indeed sunsettommy,
      it was reading that site that spurred me on to start again.

  5. Reasonable Skeptic

    Cold weather becomes warm weather. This is man made global warming.

  6. tom0mason

    If the weather models are to be believed then it is quite likely that many European cold records may fall in the coming couple of weeks. There appears to be a Siberian/Polar blast of very cold air lined-up and ready to descend to central Europe and the UK.

    Exactly when and were is subject to change but this time next week appears to be the time when some major cooling (Warm Hole?) will occur.
    A general caveat is that looking further than say 5 days ahead with these models is fraught with measurement and systematic errors (just like the climate models). Additionally at the moment the Northern Hemispheres weather patterns are being disrupted by the effects of last weeks Sudden Stratospheric Warming(SSW) event. SSW are poorly understood and can not be modeled adequately as very little is known about the why, and where they will (or will not) affect the underlying atmospheric processes of the troposphere.

    However the general trend (from GFS, GEM, ECMWF, JMA, UK-MO, ARPEGE, etc. weather models) for the last 2 weeks of watching this cold spell evolve, Indications from all these models imply daytime temperatures well below freezing, and some areas may get to -20°C overnight (Poland, Germany, France?). This cold period is likely to last through to the first week of March. Widespread heavy snow is very likely, however none of the models are good at exact locations or amounts forecasting for snow this far out (the same as climate models!).

    My advice is prepare for the worse, hope for the best!

    CO2 warming appears to have failed to make the grade — AGAIN! So where’s the much advertised global warming, eh? I’m not seeing it, who is? When people hear about global warming but keep feeling the cold they know they are being lied to.

    1. SebastianH

      CO2 warming appears to have failed to make the grade — AGAIN! So where’s the much advertised global warming, eh? I’m not seeing it, who is? When people hear about global warming but keep feeling the cold they know they are being lied to.

      You sounded almost reasonable until this paragraph. Sees a cold winter week and asks where global warming is to save the day … a certain president had a mind fart of equal proportions a few weeks ago. Remember?

      I’ll remind you of your logic during the next heatwave. I’ll write something about where the cooling is that skeptics claim would happen. I’ll tell you that people will think they are being lied to by you, because of the heat outside. Notice a problem with that kind of argumentation?

      http://cci-reanalyzer.org/wx/DailySummary/#t2anom
      The temperature anomaly is currently at 0.6°C above the 1979-2000 mean.

      http://cci-reanalyzer.org/wx/DailySummary/#sstanom
      SST anomaly is 0.1°C above the mean.

      https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/OC5/3M_HEAT_CONTENT/heat_content55-07.png
      OHC is increasing so the decreasing surface temperatures after the last El Nino won’t last. With all things climate it’s unfortunate that we have to wait a few years until we can laugh about the “it’s getting colder” outcries. But there is always past events where the same was proclaimed by the skeptic’s side. Remember 2008? 😉

      1. AndyG55

        Ocean heat content BEFORE 2003 was assumption driven models.

        After 2003 was measured sort of with sparse measurements.

        https://s19.postimg.org/ixs2bgg1f/OceanHeat.jpg

        And as well all know, ANY ocean warming is TOTALLY NATURAL and out of the COLDEST period in 10,000 years.

        From 1950, also highly affected by the AMO and PDO oscillations. PERFECTLY NATURAL CYCLES.

        There is no mechanism and there is zero empirical proof of any sort, that there is any human fingerprint whatsoever on ocean heat content, which is just a tiny fraction of a degree at most.

        It is just another of your MEANINGLESS DISTRACTIONS from the FACT that …

        you CANNOT provide one single bit of scientific proof that enhanced atmospheric CO2 warms the oceans, atmosphere or anything.

  7. SebastianH
    1. sunsettommy

      It is well below freezing over most of the island, you focus on three spots…..

      1. SebastianH

        What about the temperature in New York yesterday? Is that a sign of global warming when a day of cold weather is a sign for global cooling for you guys?

        https://www.ventusky.com/?p=40.685;-74.084;9&l=temperature-2m&t=20180221/22

        1. AndyG55

          What is this “global warming” you are yapping about, seb??

          Many places around the globe ARE NOT WARMING.

          If you put your foot in slightly warm water, do you say your whole body is warming… That’s just DUMB.

          …. even though you have absolutely ZERO EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE.

    2. AndyG55

      Seb shows he KNOWS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about how an increased jet stream works.

      Nothing unusual about his total lack of understanding.

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  9. Bitter&twisted

    This list of record low temperatures is “weather”, just like record high temperatures is just “weather”, despite what climate “scientists” say about the latter.

    1. tom0mason

      Exactly B&T.

      1. tom0mason

        That is to say that record highs and lows get broken all the time.

        I also find it interesting that cold records for last century get broken, especially when they are batched up like this in short time periods. If these were hot records being broken the media would be all over them. The media seems very reluctant to report batches of cold weather records being broken, which is why I started keeping for myself.

        I think people are beginning to see the light as these batches of cold weather occur, weather has been warmer and cooler in the past, and the general trend is not for much warming (if any), certain nothing like the hyperbolic nonsense that Hansen, Mann, etc., tend to favor.
        Overall my general message to people is that CO2 is not doing anything, show me where tiny rise in this rare atmospheric gas deleteriously affected your life?

        Stop worrying about the planet warming it really doesn’t matter, life adapts to it, if you must worry, think about all the hardships from it cooling.

        Warmer, wetter weather with more CO2 in the atmosphere is just the recipe for a better life.
        Cold is bad — it kills with starvation, with desertification, it slows life, it is very, very dangerous.

        1. SebastianH

          I think people are beginning to see the light as these batches of cold weather occur, weather has been warmer and cooler in the past, and the general trend is not for much warming (if any), certain nothing like the hyperbolic nonsense that Hansen, Mann, etc., tend to favor.

          As if people were capable of noticing a 1 degree warming (on average) during a timespan of multiple decades. They generally don’t remember how warm or cold it was last week if you listen to office/small talk about the weather …

          Global warming doesn’t mean that you’ll suddenly have tropical climate in Norway. Apparently it needs this kind of change so a skeptic like you would recognize it as noticeable change.

          Overall my general message to people is that CO2 is not doing anything, show me where tiny rise in this rare atmospheric gas deleteriously affected your life?

          That’s an interesting conclusion. Weather is warm and cold, therefore CO2 does nothing. Very scientific.

          And no, people don’t notice slow changes. That’s why we keep records and surprise, they show a change.

          Stop worrying about the planet warming it really doesn’t matter, life adapts to it, if you must worry, think about all the hardships from it cooling.

          Surely life adapts. Question is whether the cost of adapting is higher than the cost of limiting the effect. Life would also adapt to a nuclear winter, but I am sure even you would probably agree that it’s desirable to prevent such a thing, right?

          And it’s not going to cool. You’ll see … in a few years people will look back at this episode and remember (from the records) that skeptics (again) didn’t see the greater picture. Remember 2008? Or any year/month that wasn’t a warm as the year before in the last decades? You probably freaked out and declared global cooling is here. Did you?

          1. AndyG55

            Another empty NON-science brain-hosed post from seb.

            Yaps so much says so little of any substance.

            He just “believes” in his AGW religion and the fallacy of CO2 warming, and no LACK OF ANY EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE will be allowed to get in the way of reality and rational scientific thought..

          2. AndyG55

            “Apparently it needs this kind of change”

            Sorry seb, NO change in the last 40 years except in areas affected by El Nino and ocean cycles.

            No sign at all of any human or CO2 forcing in any real data.

            LOTS of human forcing in surface data though.. (called “adjustments”) 😉

            Enhanced aCO2 DOES NOT cause warming of oceans, atmosphere, or anything.

            You are, of course welcome to produce some empirical evidence that it does…

            Or you could just keep avoiding the issue. 😉

          3. AndyG55

            “Question is whether the cost of adapting…. blah , blah…”

            How’s the fossil fuel heating helping you adapt to “global warming” at the moment, seb ?

  10. AndyG55

    “Latest GFS models forecast ferocious cold to grip Europe early next week”

    Good luck to all you guys in Europe.

    Let’s just hope the decimated fossil fuel electricity supply systems hold up for you.

    No wind (frozen solid unless fed with electricity off the grid to unfreeze them)

    Solar isn’t going to be much help either, buried under snow and ice.

    1. AndyG55

      ps

      Fossil Fuels SAVE LIVES,

      be it winter in the high latitudes,

      or summer in a decent Aussie heat wave.

    2. tom0mason

      Indeed.

      As the freeze sets in will Europeans listen to the foolish chatter of the news media, or to the reality their chattering teeth tells them?

      1. SebastianH

        If a cold day symbols the reality of there being no global warming then a warm day must do the same, right? Look at yester in New York? Australia? All pretty warm … is that reality telling people that global warming exists? I doubt it …

        1. AndyG55

          “Australia? “

          Pretty much normal here, seb

          No sign at all of any warming. “Global” (lol) or otherwise.

          https://s19.postimg.org/dbjwm4dwj/UAH_Australia.png

          Nowhere near as HOT as the late 1800’s. !

          1. tom0mason

            Yes AndyG55,

            And of course the cold periods in North America, North Africa, Siberia, etc., amounted to quite a time, thus rendering those odd record breaking hot minutes (like the UK’s Heathrow Airport’s record breaking half an hour of heat) rather academic.

          2. AndyG55

            “minutes ” !!!

            Down here in Australia, BOM got caught out using 1 second records to try to CREATE new temperature maximum (as well as chopping off any low values for cold.) !

  11. AndyG55
  12. Lance

    In southern Alberta, I record temps/precip for Environment Canada….and we’re going to be -8C below normal by the end of Feb if forecast’s hold up….and above normal on Precp……i’m getting sick of this GW

    BTW…all those record cold days will be quietly adjusted out of existence in short order by NASA/NOAA….

  13. RickWill

    The CERES data for January 2018 indicates the planet had a net heat input of 15.9W/sq.m. Typically the planet takes in heat in the Austral summer and loses heat in Austral winter due to higher proportion of ocean surface in the Southern Hemisphere than the Northern.

    By comparison the net heat input in January 2017 was 16.3W/sq.m.

    Although the globe heated in January this year it is a little less than the heating in January last year. This is consistent with a slight increase in exposed ocean surface in both Arctic and Antarctic in Jan 2018 compared with Jan 2017.

    The caution with this data is that it has long term calibration to measured ocean temperature to 2000m so absolute values have to be viewed as near meaningless. By contrast the relative values should have good precision.

    1. toorightmate

      Rick,
      Parts of Australia have had a hot summer.
      The majority of the Australian continent has experienced average or cooler-than-average temperatures.

  14. tom0mason

    Just to add to Canada’s woes there is this —
    21 Feb 2018 – “The situation is going from bad to worse for Canadian producers who can’t seem to catch a break. Canadian railway operators are fighting harsh winter weather and finding it hard to supply enough cars to move both crude oil from Alberta and grain from the Prairies.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-21/canadas-oil-crisis-continues-worsen

  15. toorightmate

    I’ll lay London to a brick that NASA will still be saying in December that 2018 was the hottest year eevvvvaaaaahhhhhhh!

    1. Michael Jones

      Even if they don’t, they’ll just cobble together something else to justify themselves.

      It’s easy when there is no null hypothesis:

      Hotter than average? Global Warming, theory verified.
      Colder than average? Global Warming, theory verified.
      Normal temperature? Global Warming, theory verified.

      Repeat for wind, rainfall, hurricanes…

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  17. yonason (from my cell phone)

    OT – can’t make this stuff up

    As France, Germany and Italy chastised President Trump for rejecting the Paris climate accord in June and mocked the U.S. for turning its back on the environment, their nations were busy importing record amounts of American coal.

    https://m.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/21/trumps-european-climate-change-critics-fuel-us-coa/

    No doubt necessitated by the cold, for which solar and wind are no help.

    1. AndyG55

      That is actually quite FUNNY, thanks, yon. 🙂

  18. Bob Hoye

    I noticed this in July. When there were reports of unusually cool readings in the NH and SH, at the same time. That station in Greenland recorded -31 C in July. Stations in Argentina, South Africa, and Australia recorded unusual lows during their winter.
    These are weather reports.
    Over time, a new trend will be set. At some point it can be called climate.

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