December 2012 the area of snow cover in the northern hemisphere was at its highest for 130 years at almost 3 million square kilometres, or over 200,000 km above the previous record in 1985, according to the United States National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA), the report said.
The IPCC predicted the exact opposite
2001 18.104.22.168.2.4. Ice Storms
Milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms
IPCC Draft 1995
shrinking snow cover in winter
h/t to Tom Nelson