Earlier today a reader (I think Juraj) left a comment with a link to a snow cover chart that disappeared on me. Sorry about the accidental deletion, but I’ve managed to find the chart using Google. According to Rutgers University here, snow cover over the northern hemisphere reached record December levels last month, thus dumping cold water on the notion that wintertime snows are getting rarer.
December northern hemisphere snow cover. Chart source:Rutgers University
Why is it that whenever snow disappears in the Arctic in the late summer, warmists scream bloody climate murder, but when snow reaches record levels in the wintertime, then they get real real quiet. Yoo-hoo media…where are you?
It would be nice to see a trend line on these charts. Actually I just found a time series here.
Looking at the last 30 years, we see a definite trend upwards. If this keeps up, all that albedo is going to reflect all the solar radiation back into space, and thus cool the Earth more, which will then lead to more snow cover, more albedo…and thus (assuming the warmists are right about the theory of melting Arctic sea ice), lead to a tipping of the climate.
The chart for January northern hemisphere snow cover also shows a clear upward trend over the last 20 years:
January northern hemisphere snow cover. Chart source: Rutgers University
As does the following February chart, which looks awfully cyclic:
February northern hemisphere snow cover. Chart source:Rutgers University
Finally, We can’t really expect northern hemisphere snow to disappear anytime soon in the weeks ahead. Joe Bastardi tweeted that the Arctic Oscillation is in a nosedive.