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Snow & Ice coverage in the Northern Hemisphere Winter 2020/21


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Siberian snow at last. Looks like an area larger than the UK just got dumped on  

Noticed we didn't have Snow & Ice thread yet for this year, one of my favourites of the year. So here's the latest offering:  

Well, well, well.... Checked out US NIC early, as I am out in the morning....  Snow cover -    small reductions in both East and West. But Its an absolute killer for ice extent.....

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33 minutes ago, Derbyshire_snow said:

Was wondering when this thread would appear 😀 the countdown to winter is officially on.

Yep, and we're off. Brilliant.

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23 minutes ago, Bogman said:

Yep, and we're off. Brilliant.

My favourite day of the whole year.    Yawns and then stretches..

Who will be first to spot the lowland snow in Siberia? 

MIA

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57 minutes ago, summer blizzard said:

Am I correct in thinking we rank third for ice to this date.

 

Still in snooze mode...

Depends upon measurement. (extent, area of volume)

Most have it as second lowest in the Arctic, but it is around 13th lowest in the Antarctic.  (for 20th century).

The Arctic was decimated (from a reasonable position) by the clear anticyclone slap over the pole in the peak insolation of the summer months.   (June and July)

Arctic will not reach first position (2012) but may struggle to improve from its current position before minimum.  (2 - 3weeks normally)

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55 minutes ago, Midlands Ice Age said:

 

 

The Arctic was decimated (from a reasonable position) by the clear anticyclone slap over the pole in the peak insolation of the summer months.   (June and July)

While that high didn't help matters I'm sure its not the only time that a high was slap bang over the pole during june and july. A warmer climate is the  real true cause sadly.

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excellent good to see this thread back up and running it now begins the official countdown to winter 2020 2021 

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Well all hopes are resting on a decent UK winter this year as its looking unlikely that a trip to the Alps for my usual 'backup' snow fix is going to happen. Covid-19 combined with a wet, wild mudfest of a UK winter would be hard to bear. 

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On 30/08/2020 at 20:37, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

Still time for it to change but recent runs showing some snow for Iceland through next week 13330C2E-0D66-4749-A1C5-9DB555FE7AB0.thumb.png.9eaf40dcf26d492a31c6fb0f7e7c2b6d.png

Looks like the precip will start to turn more and more wintry overnight tonight in Iceland weather warnings issued “northerly blizzard, Northerly gale or severe gale, 15-20 m/s and heavy precipitation. Temperatures will be close to freezing and therefore there will likely be sleet above 200 m altitude and snow above 400 m. The weather is likely to cause deteriorating road conditions on mountain roads. People are advised to show caution.” https://en.vedur.is/alerts
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On 01/09/2020 at 22:28, Ravelin said:

Well all hopes are resting on a decent UK winter this year as its looking unlikely that a trip to the Alps for my usual 'backup' snow fix is going to happen. Covid-19 combined with a wet, wild mudfest of a UK winter would be hard to bear. 

Well, that's what most of us had to endure during summer 2020.

 

A decent sunny spring, replaced by a poor cloudy summer, so not going to Spain, and I was rewarded with this. Mustn't grumble though, I enjoyed the few days down on the south coast, and made the best of some hotel breaks outside london. 

Try and think of an alternative to the alps. How about the Scottish Highlands, or Lake District.  Not saying it will guarantee you snow, but a change of scene is always good.

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2 hours ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

Again time for that to change but denver possibly seeing snow next week (some talk of anything up to a foot) 

 

Sep 1, 2008 - I was in the Canadian Rockies. It had been 32/33oC in the previous days then dropped to 2oC with 3/4 inches of snow. So though not that unusual for the Rockies (nor that frequent mind) The US like to do things to extreme lol

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