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Siberia Sizzles At 58C Below

December 22, 2016

By Paul Homewood 


h/t Patsy Lacey





Meanwhile back in the real world:


20 Dec 2016 – Heavy snowfall in Saudi Arabia – Such snow not seen for many years. Temperature below zero.




19 Dec 2016 – Snow in the Sahara for the first time since 1979

The Sahara desert sands with snow


18 Dec 2016 – Record low temperatures have been recorded in cities across South Dakota, Iowa and  Minnesota



16 Dec 2016 – Extreme cold alerts in Mexico



16 Dec 2016 – Heavy snowfall in Morocco



12 Dec 2016 – Record breaking cold in Boston



19 Dec 2016 – Record breaking snow for Montana

news; Snow Day


14 Dec 2016 – Heavy snow in Korea



15 Dec 2016 – Heavy snow in Kurdistan



12 Dec 2016 – Unseasonably cold weather in Australia plays havoc with cherry harvest




8 Dec 2016 – Heavy snow in China




21 Dec 2016 – Not to mention weeks of some of the coldest weather for years in Siberia.






Meanwhile, Northern Hemisphere snow cover during November is at its highest level for more than two decades.




I can think of many terms to describe the world’s weather at the moment, but sizzling would not be one of them!

  1. John F. Hultquist permalink
    December 22, 2016 8:47 pm

    Montana is an interior location. Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia throw up lots of mountains to take the moisture out of the atmosphere before it gets to MT. Further, very cold air does not allow for lots of H2O.
    Thus, while the totals for snow may not appear impressive, they are.

    Merry Christmas

  2. Jack Broughton permalink
    December 22, 2016 9:13 pm

    Of course it is all consistent with Global Warming (sorry, climate change) models…….

  3. Graeme No.3 permalink
    December 22, 2016 10:18 pm

    This is startling news in south eastern Australia because not so long ago we were informed that 2016 was “the hottest year EVAH”. The only explanation that occurs is that Tas., SA., Vic., and NSW are no longer part of Australia, and have decided to head back to the Antarctic regions where they were in the Cretaceous.
    In April during a very dry autumn, I heard from a local elderly ex-farmer in the Adelaide Hills who predicted that it would rain from May to November. He based his claim on his remembrance of weather in the early 1940’s, when he had to move the cows into the milking shed. We had a long cold wet winter and spring. Some plants are flowering 3-4 weeks later than expected.

  4. It doesn't add up... permalink
    December 23, 2016 12:50 am

    Meanwhile in the UK Storm “Barbara” is apparently threatening us with blackouts, according to the Met Office :

    Wintry showers, strong winds and lightning could lead to disruption to power supplies and travel across the northwest.

    Brent Walker, Met Office deputy chief meteorologist, said: ‘Storm Barbara is crossing the Atlantic and will pass close to the northwest of the UK during Friday, bringing the potential for some disruption to power supplies and travel, and possibly structural damage.

    Now why might that be? Do they expect transmission lines or turbines to be felled? Or are they expecting wind farms having to suddenly curtail their output, South Australian style?

    Interesting that we now have the Met Office providing warnings that ought to be coming from the National Grid. Here’s the BMRS forecast for wind and solar for 23 Dec:

    Almost 10GW of wind in the evening, accounting for 30% of projected demand nationwide – but much more in the North and Scotland, where CCGT is scarce. I’d guess we’ll see a lot of output constrained off simply because of inadequate grid capacity to deliver it, but also with an eye to reducing the risk of having large quantities of wind on almost simultaneous shutdown for safety reasons. I’ve saved the forecasts, so it will be interesting to see what happens in comparison.

    • It doesn't add up... permalink
      December 24, 2016 10:28 am

      The outturn has been remarkably close to forecast as these things go:

      Without more data it is hard to assess whether the generation shortfalls against forecast is because winds were less than forecast, or whether there was some curtailment (particularly late in the day, following peak production but with weakening demand). News reports suggest reasonably limited power cuts (e.g. Isle of Sky) caused by toppled lines and lightning strikes.

    • December 24, 2016 9:10 pm

      Winter Storm Europa is heading toward Wyoming, they say. I think winter storm Barbara has a better name. All I could do is laugh at the Europa name and I’m sure that’s not what the weather service wanted. We’re stocked up on supplies and having had 3 power outages (ranging from 1 1/2 to 4 hours each) in cold weather, ready for outages! Let it snow!

      Hope you have few outages and the storm isn’t too bad.

  5. NeilC permalink
    December 23, 2016 6:10 am

    According to Dr David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climatic research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia,within a few years winter snowfall will become “a very rare and exciting event”.

    “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is,” he said.

    Paul, I think you have just disproved those quotes. Or is it a miracle, right time of year!

  6. Stonyground permalink
    December 23, 2016 8:49 am

    Thanks for the link Francis. Below the line is interesting, much touting of the 97% of scientists trope. Much cynicism about the alarmists ability to re-brand their man made impending disaster in the past, so catastrophic man made global cooling will probably need some kind of tax so that it can be avoided.

  7. December 23, 2016 9:32 am

    Reblogged this on Tallbloke's Talkshop and commented:
    Once again weather shows its natural variability.

  8. CheshireRed permalink
    December 23, 2016 10:43 am

    Slow camera pans across ranks of earnest luvvies –
    ‘… there won’t be snow in Africa this Christmas….’

    Er, STFU you lot, it’s f*cking freezing down there.

  9. December 23, 2016 12:26 pm

    Reblogged this on WeatherAction News and commented:
    Nice wrap up Paul

  10. Bryan R Gregory permalink
    December 23, 2016 1:28 pm

    Hello Cheshire Red.

    Pity you cannot express yourself without resorting to clipped four letter words,

    If its freezing down there, keep yourself warm.

    It is presently 52F up here in Lancashire, north of the Mersey that is

  11. Gerry, England permalink
    December 23, 2016 2:09 pm

    I don’t see much special about the current temps. I can recall plenty of damp, grey and not cold Decembers and Christmasses. Don’t forget when it comes to the warmist claims, the MetO are one of those fiddling the figures to try to provide evidence of warming. And even then they are still below the model outputs, but I guess we would notice too easily if they suddenly lifted them up.

  12. Roy Hartwell permalink
    December 23, 2016 3:38 pm

    Trouble is, even the weather forecasters continue to talk about expectations of ‘white Christmases’ and , oh dear, we’re not going to have one this year again !. The White Christmas was largely an invention of Dickens and came about (IIRC) because of the 19c little ice age.
    White Christmases have been a rarity for most of the 20c (21st?) (perhaps someone here has the stats to hand !)

    • NeilC permalink
      December 23, 2016 4:23 pm

      Roy, 2009 was a white christmas in a lot of the UK.

      Also try gives % likelyhood in a few places from Lerwick to London.

      Sign into (you need to register it’s free) Dundee satellite recording website, click on the UK snow pic on left and it takes you to images section. Typye in SNOW, dates satellite and find hundreds of images of UK snow cover.

      • Gerry, England permalink
        December 24, 2016 1:15 pm

        It is more usual for widespread snow in the UK to be in the New Year, not before. The definition of a ‘white Christmas’ is snow on the day which makes it more unlikely. I can recall Christmas Days where there was snow on the ground but usually not.

  13. A C Osborn permalink
    December 23, 2016 4:47 pm

    Paul, you forgot the Coldest Temperature EVER measured in Anarctica in 2013, Coldest temps and Snow/Ice Accumulation in Greenland in 2016.

    2016 December Snow in Jerusalem, South Korea, Kirdistan, Iran, Lebanon, Chile, Syria, China, Turkey, Romania, Estonia and Hawaii
    Unusually Cold in Australia & New Zealand.

    You can easily see that the whole planet is overheating due to burning fossil fuels.

  14. Hivemind permalink
    December 23, 2016 11:07 pm

    Sydney once had a musical bicycle path. It broke down after a few days. Which is just as well, because it would have been bloody annoying to ride on. And for bystanders.

  15. tom0mason permalink
    December 24, 2016 2:37 am

    But, but …
    Gavin tells us it’s “the hottest year ever”.
    A phrase (with attribution) which should be on every publicly owned building and transport vehicle over the winter season, so that everyone ‘gets the message’!

  16. December 24, 2016 10:14 am

    Times pg 3 Alps skiers another year of disappointment
    Full page… Strange cos last month reports said a ski field was opening 1 week earlier than normal
    Next story is a Virtue Signal about Syrian refugee baker in East Lothian.

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