2012 Finished With Record Snow Extent

Snow extent is a good proxy for how far south cold air is spreading in the winter. Week 52 Northern Hemisphere snow extent has increased by more than 170,000 Manhattans since 1979, and smashed the old record in 2012. Four of the five greatest snow extents have occurred since the year 2000.

The only way this could happen is if Arctic air is plunging further south than it used to – a sure sign that NASA and NOAA are completely FOS.

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Rutgers University Climate Lab :: Global Snow Lab

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11 Responses to 2012 Finished With Record Snow Extent

  1. Lance says:

    dang…does this mean my winter vacation spot in Phoenix is a ‘thing of the past’? Andy DC…how much further south do i have to head too?

  2. isbobc says:

    Why don’t we cherry-pick a starting date (the warmers do it) like 1980 and see the red line showing an alarming increase in snow cover and a real climate threat developing.

  3. Marco says:

    This chart actually supports the theory that global warming leads to more snow. From 1966 to 1980 global temperature decreased, and so did the snow extent. From 1980 to 2000 temp & snow increased. From 2000 to 2012 temp & snow leveled off.

    You can’t really compare week 52 NH snow to global avg. temperature, but still…

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