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.
Extreme winter conditions forecast to grip Caspian Sea region. Chart shows the 7-day temperature anomaly forecast. Image cropped from: wxmaps.org/pix/temp.html.
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 wetter.net 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: pic.twitter.com/9krTAp5Fue.
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.