USA Sets Over 5000 Winter Records…Polar Conditions Dip Down Into Iran…Easterbrook Predicts Decades Of Cooling Ahead!

Polar conditions are spreading southwards so much worldwide that they have also taken grip in Iran, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. Earlier this winter places like Cairo and Jerusalem saw snow for the first time in many decades.

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Temp Anomaly

Extreme winter conditions forecast to grip Caspian Sea region. Chart shows the 7-day temperature anomaly forecast. Image cropped from:

Heaviest snowstorm in five decades

According to the World Post here:

The heaviest snowstorm in five decades has blanketed provinces in northern Iran, cutting power supplies and trapping villagers, Iranian media reported Monday.

The storm is ‘unprecedented for the past 50 years, with two metres (almost seven feet) of snow falling since Friday,” a Mazandaran provincial official said, quoted by the media.”

German site here writes:

In the northern hemisphere this winter at times has been showing extreme events that have not been seen in the named regions in decades.”

USA sets more than 5000 winter records!

Parts of southern Europe like Austria and Slovenia have seen heavy snowfalls and ice storms. The USA has also been hard hit by polar conditions this winter. James Spann tweets that 4406 U.S. cold weather records for the U.S. in January – 1073 snowfall records:

These events all fly in the face of warnings issued by climatologists who 10 years ago warned of snowless winters becoming increasingly the norm. Turns out precisely the opposite is occurring. Places all over the globe are seeing snow like they have not seen in decades.

Today Climate Depot reports that leading meteorologist Don Easterbrook is now forecasting at least 2 more decades of cooling. Global warming is becoming increasingly remote with each passing month.


25 responses to “USA Sets Over 5000 Winter Records…Polar Conditions Dip Down Into Iran…Easterbrook Predicts Decades Of Cooling Ahead!”

  1. Ed Caryl

    We are now on the cooling side of both the AMO and PDO cycles. The sun is going into some level of minimum, at least Dalton-level. It will soon be very obvious that adjusting thermometer readings does not have any impact on the real world.

  2. A C Osborn

    Pierre, take a look at the Ice Age Now blog, they have the same news items plus increasing Volcanic Activity.
    Of course there is no mention in the MSM of any of this.
    Plus the biased adjustments to the various temperature records are also hiding the fact that in the Northern Hemisphere at least we are already in a Cooling trend.

  3. Robin Pittwood

    Perhaps the hockey stick should be flipped over now. I think I recall Josh doing a cartoon showing Mike Mann was already on to this. Josh’s cartoon showed Mann holding up his upside down thermometer. 🙂

  4. Juraj V.

    What about this one? NCAR NINO3.4 model stubbornly shows El Nino coming.. I say wishful thinking 😉

    1. John F. Hultquist

      The link below provides much information on the situation in the Pacific. The summary says to expect ENSO-neutral through the N.H. spring and the model’s ensemble mean show El Niño starting in the May – July period. Note, though, that half the models do not show an El Niño at all. Place your bets!

  5. Kurt in Switzerland

    Could Al Gore be in Tennessee AND Turkmenistan simultaneously?

    Kurt in Switzerland

  6. Ed Caryl

    Ask Schrodinger’s cat.

    1. Kurt in Switzerland


      I asked Schrödinger’s cat, who purred:

      “I’m doing fine, but inexplicably, audiences in both Turkmenbashi and Chattanooga simultaneously collapsed (possibly from boredom), while the speaker kept on rambling, unfazed by the commotion around him.”

      Thereafter, the motorcade, engines idling during his entire speech to ensure warm seats despite the blizzard conditions outside, whisked Al + entourage to the VIP airport nearby, so his valuable message could reach yet more millions of the unwashed masses before it is too late.

      Kurt in Switzerland

  7. John F. Hultquist

    Today Climate Depot reports that leading meteorologist Don Easterbrook . . .

    I wonder how an Emeritus Professor of Geology became a “leading meteorologist” or even a non-leading one? Don, who goes by ‘dbunny’, has studied glaciers from a geological perspective and thus gotten into the “climate” aspects thereof. I don’t question that he knows a lot of meteorology but think he will find it a bit funny that he has morphed into a leading meteorologist.

    1. Jon O

      If only they had said leading “climatologist” as that definition is quite low and varied.

      1. Loodt Pretorius

        The Rain Queen of the Venda in South Africa has actually a better track record than Mann and the whole IPCC fun bus.

        She is also a climatologist, more credible than most, the bones are better at predicting the weather than the super computers of the Met Office.

  8. Stephen Richards

    Juraj V. 5. Februar 2014 at 19:12 | Permalink | Reply What about this one? NCAR NINO3.4 model stubbornly shows El Nino coming.. I say wishful thinking

    They have never been able to predict Niño/a so yes either wishful thinking or bareface lies.

  9. Buddy

    Hmmmmmm. I wonder if 5,000 records is a lot? I mean…just out of curiosity I was wondering. In fact, I was wondering if anyone had a chart on say….ratio of record highs to record lows in the US over a long period of time. I wonder what that would look like.


    What do you know? Interesting to note that the ratio of record highs to record lows since the 1980’s has CONTINUED to rise.

    Also interesting to note the 1960’s and 1970’s. This was when the US started to clean up the massive air pollution problem they had. While cleaning up all the “crap” (aeorosol/particulates from air pollution) in the 60’s and 70’s was good for the air (and peoples health)… also cleared the way for warming to continue.

    I wonder what will happen when China starts to clean up their act?

  10. DirkH

    French Eurocrat wants complete censorship in the EU; wants to kill any website EU doesn’t like.

    1. Loodt Pretorius

      Nigel Farage of the UKIP is so correct on this matter.

      Who are these people and who voted for them?

      1. DirkH

        Nobody. Structure of the EU is identical to structure of USSR; names are different; for instance, EU parliament = Supreme Soviet; both were parliaments with the only purpose of rubberstamping laws made by an unelected commission, in the case of the EU, the EU commission.
        Will vote for AfD; but EU parliament has no power.
        EU will go all the way.

        1. Bernd Felsche

          Doesn’t matter how you vote in EU matters. If they reckon the result is wrong, you’ll be made to vote again until they get the “right” result. 🙁

          The only way to deal with the EU is for member states to individually invoke Article 50 to “renegotiate” from a position of power. But many member states first have to find a backbone in government.

          Which is difficult to imagine in the face of “violent apathy” amongst the populations.

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