Cold Throttles N. Hemisphere Spring: “It’s Been Brutal” …”Can’t Remember Such A Delayed Spring” …”Barely A Hint Of Leaves On Trees”

There has been a flurry of major May cold weather and snow reports coming in from a variety of regions across the globe, leaving global warming alarmists speechless.

Australia in ice box

For example, weather site here just reported on how the entire Australian land mass is getting walloped by extreme cold as the winter season begins there.

“It’s a cold snap affecting the whole country, it’s a big one,” says Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) forecaster Sarah Scully. Temperatures would be 10C below normal “even in the Northern Territory and Queensland.”

German mountain peak sees 6 meters of snow – in May!

Much of Europe has also been seeing unusually cold temperatures as well. Germany’s highest peak, Zugspitze, recently saw snow pile up to 6 meters – in May.

“That’s “the most in 20 years,” reported Michael Krueger of Science Skeptical.

“Very remarkable” snow in Corsica

Dalmatia, Croatia has seen “its coldest May start since records began and a “very rare and very remarkable” just blanketed the Mediterranean island of Corsica.

New England: “Been brutal”…can’t remember such “delayed” spring

In North America in New England on May 13th, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine were forecast to get snow, and not just dustings, but real cover.

Vermont-resident and NTZ reader Indomitable Snowman PhD wrote by e-mail 2 days ago: “It’s been brutal.  I can’t remember a ‘spring’ – ever – that has been this slow and delayed.  The grass is starting to turn green, but there is barely a hint of leaves on the trees.”

“Huge piles of snow” linger

Indomitable Snowman Phd – also a pilot – also described how he had just flown some friends up to Quebec City on May 12th and how on the way up they could see “there was still some snow in the forest and in the ditches”:

Snow still remains on the ground in mid-May over southern Quebec, Canada. Photo: Indomitable Snowman PhD.

And upon landing at CYQB (Quebec City airport), he wrote: “There were still huge piles of snow on the grass between the taxiways and behind the perimeter fence from the dumping of snow during the winter”. See photo:

Piles of winter snow remain at Quebec City airport in mid-May, with bare trees in background. Photo: Indomitable Snowman PhD.

On the way back, inbound to Burlington, Vermont, they flew past Mount Mansfield. What follows is footage shot BEFORE more snow fell the very next night (May 13-14):

Footage by Indomitable Snowman PhD.

As the footage shows, one might think it’s February over Vermont, and not mid-May!

By the early morning of May 14, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Vermont reported snowfalls of 3.5 inches in Danville, 2.3 inches in Williamstown, 2.5 inches in Plainfield and 2 inches in Marshfield. Mount Washington in New Hampshire even saw a foot of new snow. Mid-May!

Major Greenland glacier “slams on the brakes”

A sign that the globe, or at least a major part of the Arctic (a claimed “climate canary in a coal mine”) has been seeing a major warming slowdown is that European satellites have been showing how a mighty Greenland glacier has “slammed on the brakes”. The Global Warming Policy Foundation site reports:

In the 2000s, Jakobshavn Isbrae was the fastest flowing ice stream on the island, travelling at 17km a year. […] But now it’s all change. Jakobshavn is travelling much more slowly, and its trunk has even begun to thicken and lengthen.”


10 responses to “Cold Throttles N. Hemisphere Spring: “It’s Been Brutal” …”Can’t Remember Such A Delayed Spring” …”Barely A Hint Of Leaves On Trees””

  1. Dr Tim Ball - Historical Climatologist

    On Feb 13, 2018: The judge dismissed all charges in the lawsuit brought against Dr Tim Ball by BC Green Party leader Andrew Weaver. It is a great victory for free speech.
    ‘The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science’.
    “Human Caused Global Warming”, ‘The Biggest Deception in History’.

  2. Kevin Lohse

    In darkest east Kent, that just hasn’t been so. Daffs were out early, fruit trees blossomed on time, the asparagus was on time, the rhubarb patch has sticks 4ft long, stop out into the garden and you can hear the grass growing. We did have a couple of ground frosts at the beginning of May, just like the 50’s when I were a lad and the Climate Emergency hadn’t been invented. The climate’s doing what it’s always done, being all things to all men.

  3. sasquatch

    It’s too late for the climate change alarmistas, the climate is changing all right, it is cooler, not warmer.

    Heaven forbid their models become obsolete, all falling apart, too bad, so sad. Isn’t that ghoulish CO2 suppose to cause a forcing that warms the globe? What happened, or has happened? It didn’t happen and isn’t happening. The climate change model of an ice-free Arctic Ocean just didn’t come true, much to the chagrin of the climate change kooks, charlatans, fake scientists. har

    And who is to blame for it all? Those humans who now number 7.6 billion and rising, all the while dumping more CO2 emissions into the atmosphere

    Somehow, global warming isn’t happening, in spite of it all. It is just not fair that the climate models are bogus, we need some restructuring, resurrecting, some new works and ways that make it all come true, doggone it anyhow.

    And, yeah, it is not that warm and will be that way for the next seven to ten days with some snow predicted for higher elevations. Oh well.

    Good weather for planting potatoes, cabbage, kohlrabi, radishes, spinach.

    Let the good times roll, summertime and the livin’ is easy.

  4. John F. Hultquist

    From central Washington State, where the
    current governor is running for POTUS on
    a go-into-debt to rescue the climate ticket.

    We expect there will come summer.
    Thus, our AC/heater “heat pump” is getting
    an annual maintenance on Monday.
    This week is wet, windy, and cool.
    The seasons keep trying to shift,
    with not much to show for it.

    Across much of the USA, this month
    has been notable for rain.

  5. Yonason

    New England: “Been brutal”…can’t remember such “delayed” spring

    About 45 years ago massive ice covered a waterfall near where I lived in Massachusetts into early June. Then it suddenly got warm and the ice melted in a matter of days. It’s called weather. It happens. Deal with it.

  6. toorightmate

    Despite all of this, I am certain that the various climate “experts” and left wing media will tell us that May 2019 was the hottest EEEVVVVAAAAHHHHHH.

  7. ole jensen

    It´s worse than we thought.
    Actually ALL 47 of the largest glaciers have slowed/almost stopped retreating :
    Figure 5

  8. cementafriend

    Seems like going back to 1969-70 when we went to Canada to the supposedly banana belt in Oakville on Lake Ontario. It started snowing in Oct 69 when we arrived and the snow did not lift until we left in May 1970. We saw the Niagara falls frozen solid with no water flow. The lake in front of the house was frozen so one could walk out at least 200m. The St Lawrence River at Quebec city had an ice cover so for the annual canoe race the canoes had to be dragged except for about 10m in the centre where the ice was not thick enough to support the canoeists. Our eyeballs would freeze after about 15 minutes in the open. Were not the papers then full of predictions of a coming ice age.

    1. tom0mason

      Yes indeed cementafriend,

      But there will always be those who can only see catastrophic warming (e.g. ) These people appear not to appreciate that just under 1°C of warming since the end of the LIA is not a catastrophe, or that CO2 should rise as the planet naturally warms.

      So if the planet is supposed to be warming but many areas are getting cooler, where is it getting excessively warm? I ask cause I don’t see it, maybe all this spurious warmth is just an effect of UHI on weather stations. Besides a puny 0.12°C per decade (1.2°C per century and falling) rate of increase over the last 19 years is not ‘rapid warming'(×733.jpg). I appears to me quite natural, quite normal, note alarming.

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