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Snow & Ice coverage in the Northern Hemisphere Winter 2018/19

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Scandinavia has regained some of the lost snow cover. Scotland is also shown with a few pixels.

 

cursnow_asiaeurope Thursday 29th November 2018.gif

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When it dumped snow on Eastern Europe last week, some of it reached higher level Saudi desert.

https://twitter.com/pplofKSA?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1066100102694137862&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Felectroverse.net%2Fearly-season-snow-blankets-parts-of-the-arabian-desert%2F

And it seems to have contributed to a surge in Northern Hemisphere extent that took it briefly to highest of the last 14 years.

https://www.star.nesdis.noaa.gov/smcd/emb/snow/HTML/snow_extent_plots.html

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Have you seen the temperature contrasts for yesterday? A whopping 20C above normal in Alaska and 20C below normal in central Russia. About 400 hundred miles west of that Russian cold is a Russian warm spot that is 17 or 18C above normal. Does that happen often?( It's like London being 10C+ and Edinburgh being -25C!) While -40C across a big area of Russia is pretty cold for late Autumn, it's very noteworthy that a patch of southeast Greenland looked to just about touched -50C yesterday. I hope we don't get a northwesterly any time soon!

https://climatereanalyzer.org/wx/DailySummary/#t2anom

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2 hours ago, Aleman said:

Have you seen the temperature contrasts for yesterday? A whopping 20C above normal in Alaska and 20C below normal in central Russia. About 400 hundred miles west of that Russian cold is a Russian warm spot that is 17 or 18C above normal. Does that happen often?( It's like London being 10C+ and Edinburgh being -25C!) While -40C across a big area of Russia is pretty cold for late Autumn, it's very noteworthy that a patch of southeast Greenland looked to just about touched -50C yesterday. I hope we don't get a northwesterly any time soon!

https://climatereanalyzer.org/wx/DailySummary/#t2anom

Don’t you mean I hope we DO get a Northwesterly sometime soon?

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I see Hudson Bay is just about to finish freezing. It started 2 or 3 weeks early but is falling back nearer to the average, being a week or less ahead, I believe. It's similar for the Great Lakes. They were pushing towards the earliest start to freeze up in the satellite era but have hardly got going since and are also now only slightly ahead of average, though colder weather beckons for the next few days.

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A massive increase in snow cover for Europe.

 

cursnow_asiaeurope Snow & Ice Chart Europe & Asia Sunday 16th December 2018.gif

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3 hours ago, Katrine Basso said:

A massive increase in snow cover for Europe.

 

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I got a decent dumping yesterday.

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Sea is freezing up at Anchorage, Alaska, even though it has supposedly been warm there all year.

https://www.weather.gov/afc/ice

This is even though the sea does is said not to freeze at Anchorage due to protective warm currents - presumably part of the reason it is a main port. Quoted sea temperatures there are usually just a couple of degrees cooler than northeastern UK.

 

https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/alaska#anchorage

"Near Anchorage, and along the southern coast of Alaska, the sea is cold in winter, but does not freeze."

Anchorage - Sea temperature
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temp (°C) 6 5 5 5 7 10 13 13 12 9 8 7
Temp (°F) 43 41 41 41 45 50 55 55 54 48 46 45

 

 

Edit - it does like like they are having a vicious cold snap of about 15C below normal just west of there so the ice at Anchorage Bay might soon melt again when it arms back up.

https://climatereanalyzer.org/wx/DailySummary/#t2anom

 

 

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