World Wide November Snow Above Average

Russ Steele

Ice Age Now has some details:

Here are some things to think about:

  • 800+ inches at California ski lodges, early 2011.
  • July 4 snow skiing on Rocky Mt. slopes in 2011.
  • 16 feet of snow in Romania this past February.
  • Extensive swaths in Eur. & Asia of 10+ feet of snow this past winter.

The question is, will we have a similar winter in 2012?  We are off to a great start. Your thoughts?




Author: Russ Steele

Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

2 thoughts on “World Wide November Snow Above Average”

  1. Russ,
    After an outlier 2011-2012 winter due to La Nina, true winter has returned to TN. The leaves are off the trees a full month ahead of normal and the appalacians have seen record snowfall, especially in WV. I’ve noticed the wild swings in the jet stream this year that were absent last year. The sun is quiet and the AO has been negative. I think we are in for a massive NH winter in the eastern third of the US. The deep diving jet pretends to force arctic air deeply southward threatening even the gulf coast states Jan-March 2013. We will have to wait and see, but I remember what winters were like here in the 60’s and 70’s when the PDO was negative.

  2. DJ,

    I agree we are headed back to the winters of the 50s, 60s, and early 70s before the PDO shift. In 1951 we lived in Idaho and were planning a 4th of July Picnic and that morning there was 5 inches of snow on the ground. In 53 we were back in CA and over a period of 3 day we had 6 feet of snow. On the second day we had to shovel the snow off the roof of my grandmothers house, her 2×4 rafters could not handle the load. In the 60s I lived in Northern Maine. I was married in Dec of 63 and brought my bride home to a house with snow up to the second floor. Friends dug a tunnel so I could carry the bride over the threshold, it was the tunnel or crawl in a second story window. Not very romantic.

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