A few years ago, scientists were claiming that the Arctic would warm quickly in response to global warming. But then temperatures in the northern hemisphere began to drop.
And before you knew it, scientists were claiming that cold temperatures actually proved global warming.
No warming in sight for Alaska. Temperature anomaly forecast for May 15 – 22. Source: wxmaps.org.
If we look at Alaska over the last few days, then global warming must be galloping out of control. Before you know it, the globe will be covered in ice as it overheats. Hey, that’s global warming science…and there are plenty of dupes and chumps out there to lap it all up.
The online News Miner of Alaska reports on a number of records being set. What follow are some new May 14 records, with the old ones in parentheses:
– Eielson Air Force Base: 22°F (26°F in 1954).
– College Observatory, University of Alaska Fairbanks: 21°F (24°F in 1964).
– Bettles: 11°F (22°F in 1986).
– Galena: 13°F (16°F in 1965).
The News Miner also reports that record low daytime highs were recorded:
Fairbanks also set a new record for the coldest high temperature at the airport Monday with a high temperature of 37 degrees. That broke the record of 40 set in 1937.
Other record low maximum temperature records were reported at Galena (31), Tanana (34) and Eielson Air Force Base (38).
Fairbanks avoided another record cold high temperature Tuesday when the high temperature at the airport hit 40 degrees, surpassing the record of 39 degrees in 1937″
That means sea ice melt will be delayed, thus the sunlight will get reflected back out, and then the albedo catastrophe that the warmists keep bringing up when ice melts will occur in reverse. Oh, I forgot. In climate science these processes are only true in one direction, i.e. warming.
Meanwhile the online UK Daily Mail reports of snow in Britain: http://www.dailymail.mailonline.
5 responses to “Alaska Shatters Decades Old Cold Records, Snow In Britain (Now A Thing Of May!)”
I love the title of the UK Daily Mail article: “Are we really in May? Britain hit by SNOW as 65mph winds sweep across the country and a month’s worth of rain falls in just 24 hours.”
Ain’t AGW wonderful?
“British summer kicks off with snow flurries”
Are we really in May? Britain hit by SNOW as 65mph winds sweep across the country and a month’s worth of rain falls in just 24 hours.”
I do wish the daily mail wouldn’t copy the climalarmists. The 65mph wind was recorded at sea off the SW peninsula, the snow was recorded on high ground as was the rain. That is not to say that it snows on high ground in the middle of may every year, it clearly doesn’t, yet, but, 1975 spring was more snowy and it snowed in London that year and on the penines around Buxton, in early june, where the cricket ws canceled due to a snow covered pitch. The summer that followed was stinking hot as was the following summer ’76.
It is worthy of note that ’75 was the year of the “climate jump in the pacific”. It makes complete sense that when the climate starts to change there would be a period of volatile weather during the transition. That maybe what we are seeing now worldwide.
Pierre, I remember a decent snowfall in May at sea-level in Bristol (west of England) when I was a boy. About 5 inches (12.5cm). I don’t remember the year, it would have been around 1970.
All the best.
“That means sea ice melt will be delayed, thus the sunlight will get reflected back out, and then the albedo catastrophe that the warmists keep bringing up when ice melts will occur in reverse. Oh, I forgot. In climate science these processes are only true in one direction, i.e. warming.”
A positive feedback would amplify change in both directions. The albedo feedback is false, though, as the solar incidence angle in the Arctis is so low that most of the light that is not already reflected by clouds or ice is reflected by the sea surface. Albedo of water is highly incidence angle dependent. At vertical incidence water behaves like a near perfect blackbody – it is indeed black when you look at a satellite photo vertically downwards.