and Pierre Gosselin
Japan winters are cooling
The Pacific island nation of Japan refuses to obey climate scientists’ forecasts of warming and ignore climate alarmists and their chorus of doomsday shrieks. Climate trends are moving the other way.
Now that February has ended, the 2018/19 winter is now in the books. We’ve tabulated the winter temperature data for Japan going back 32 years. The following chart tells a story that was not supposed to happen:
Japan’s mean winter temperature has been falling for more than 30 years, according to the data from the Japan Meteorology Agency (JMA).
While alarmists insist it’s heating up everywhere, the reality is actually just the opposite, and not just in Japan.
Finland is cooling
The Scandinavian country of Finland, which extends up into the Arctic, also shows no signs of warming at all since December, 1988.
Data Source: JMA
The six stations with complete datasets in Finland are plotted above. Overall the average of the 6 stations shows there’s been a cooling trend (Linear Trend). Maybe that’s why Hadley’s data for Finland stops at 2011. Now we have to go to Japan to get data for Finland!
Great Lakes winter ice cover rising
Over North America, we see similar patterns of cooling. Though the NOAA likes to claim the Great Lakes ice cover is dwindling, it forgets to mention that it’s been robustly increasing over the past 20 years!
Chart source: NOAA.
Veteran meteorologist Joe Bastardi here tweeted he expects Great Lakes sea ice cover to grow even further in the next 7 to 10 days. Currently it stands at 71%:
Once the final data for maximum ice cover for2019 are available, it will only boost the recent upward trend. No warming here in 20 years.
To the NOAA’s credit, they do write that natural cycles are likely behind it, noting, “This variability occurs due to the randomness of the weather, but also larger climate patterns like the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation (AMO) and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO).”
California snow pack hits all-time record!
Moving on to California, which just recently was deemed to be in a “permanent drought” here as well we see that doomsday predictions are fake.
The American Thinker here reports, “The California Department of Water Resources’ third snow survey for 2019 revealed that snow depths and water content equaled the state’s all-time record level for February as new storms roll in.”
“The last day of February recording near the Sierra Tahoe Ski Resort revealed 113 inches of snow depth and dense snow water equivalent (SWE) of 43.5 inches, or about 153 percent average snow pack for February,” the American Thinker reports.
The DWR expects more new storms to hit next week, which will add further to the snow pack.
Also L.A. failed to reach 21°C in February!
Now warnings of flooding!
In January 2018, California was seeing “severe drought levels” when the snow depth was just 13.5 inches. Experts warned that California might be caught in a permanent drought. But the heavy recent precipitation was wiped out the drought conditions, and the National Weather Service says a weak El Niño will be bringing California more precipitation over the next two months.
Now authorities are warning of potential floods.
The American Thinker adds: “The El Niño storms could bring the dreaded “Pineapple Express” that can “wallop” California with as much as five inches of warm rain in a single day.”