Correction – there was an error in my spreadsheet. This past October through March was fourth snowiest after 1973, 2003 and 1978. The corrected graph is below. Thanks to reader Charlie Williams for pointing it out.
The other graph is unchanged. Winters (Dec-Feb) over the past decade were the snowiest on record.
According to some top experts, the turn of the last century marked the end of snow.
(March, 2000) 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.
David Parker, at the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research in Berkshire, says ultimately, British children could have only virtual experience of snow. Via the internet, they might wonder at polar scenes – or eventually “feel” virtual cold.
But according to Rutgers University, this past October-March was the (fourth) snowiest in their database going back to 1957, and the past decade had the snowiest winters (December-February) on record.
We are told by climate geniuses that extensive snow cover used to be caused by cold, but now is caused by heat. I suspect that Dr. James Hansimian would disagree.