Observations surprise global warming alarmists as snow forecast to fall in Florida, this decade’s November snow cover hits record high, Arctic ice volume stabilizes, models having hard time with forecasts…
Yesterday Joe Bastardi at Weatherbell’s Daily Update showed that December in the US and Canada will be starting on the unusually snowy side.
As the chart above shows, snow will reach all the way down across the Florida Panhandle to the Gulf of Mexico.
Growing snow cover
Also snow cover over the Northern Hemisphere has grown over the past decades. Data from Rutgers University show more November snow cover over the Northern Hemisphere over the recent decade than what we observed 30 – 40 years ago:
Plot: Rutgers University
In fact this decade has never seen so much November snow cover over the Northern Hemisphere since data recording began in the late 1960s.
The increasing late fall snow cover seems to contradict the alarmist claims of snowless winters due to global warming.
Arctic melting has stalled
Also Japanese skeptic blogger Kirye prepared the following Arctic sea ice volume chart for November 29, which shows late November sea ice volume has been trending upwards over the past 12 years:
Data source: DMI.
Currently Arctic sea ice is at the same level as the 2004-2013 mean, and so melting has stalled.
CFSv2 December forecast for Europe flips 4°C!
Meanwhile for Europe, Schneefan (Snow Fan) here shows how the CFSv2 model for Europe for December changed over 20 days by a whopping 4°C for parts of Eastern Europe.
On November 1, the model showed all of Europe would be at a balmy 2-3°C above normal (left). But then 20 days later, on November 21, it showed Eastern Europe 1 to 2°C below normal (right):
Source: CFSv2-Trend prognoses
Snow fan agrees with veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi comparing this year to the 2002/2003 and 2009/2010 winters. In Central Europe December 2009 started out mild, but the second half cooled substantially. Latest forecasts show the same may be in the works for the coming December.