Alaska’s Fourth Cold Winter In A Row; Low Temperature Records Continue To Fall Down Under; May Snow Hits Europe, Even Spain; + Record Frosts Sweep The Ukraine And Russia

Alaska’s Fourth Cold Winter In A Row

Alaska was once considered the canary in the AGW coal mine; however, after four colder-than-average winters on the trot, culminating in a historically cold winter season of 2022-23, The Last Frontier has most certainly lost that status — the catastrophists are having to look elsewhere for their narrative-supporting cherry picks.

According to NOAA data, and despite the agency’s official forecasting which consistently called for “warmer-than-average” seasons, the past four winters have seen a stark cooling trend emerge across Alaska.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac also dropped the ball. Their forecast foresaw a “much milder than normal winter” during 2022-23, with below average snowfall. That was wrong on both fronts. Much of Alaska saw historic snowfall, over 100 inches, while in Anchorage, a new record was set for lingering snow which remained on the ground well-into April.

April was also a historically cold month across the state, posting an average temperature of 16.3F, which is a substantial 9.9F below the multidecadal norm and made for Alaska’s fourth coldest April in 99-years of NOAA record-keeping.

The snow has now continued into of May, felling yet more records as it settles.

Low Temperature Records Continue To Fall Down Under

Icy polar air mass continue to be the dominant feature across much of Australia — most recently, in the West; however, looking ahead to the second-half of this week, a continent-wide Antarctic outbreak looks set to move in.

Australia is cooling, with the proof in the pudding: The past 6 seasons have been colder-than-average Down Under, with a growing list of towns and cities posting their coldest seasons in recorded history (such as Brisbane last winter).

May 2023 is continuing that cooling trend and has, even early in the month, seen a myriad of locales logged their lowest-ever May temperatures–including, but not limited to, Cooma, Omeo, Bombala, and Canberra; while Sydney, with its 7.1C (44.8F) last Sunday, set its coldest temperature this early into autumn for 85 years, since 1938.

Over the weekend it was the West’s turn to shiver.

Swathes of Western Australia just endured their coldest May mornings in at least two decades. Both Sunday and Monday mornings saw Broome–for example–dip to 11.5C (52.7F), marking its chilliest autumn reading since 1999.

As hinted at above, Australia’s ‘blues’ are set to expand and intensify during the second half of the week (see below).

By this weekend (May 20 and 21), the polar outbreak will have engulfed the vast majority of the 7.7 million km² continent. The winter-like conditions are also on course to deliver additional early-season snow to Tasmania, Victoria, NSW and Queensland.

Despite the multidecadal propaganda campaign, Australia, like Alaska, simply refuses to play AGW ball; the very opposite is playing out, the country is unambiguously cooling.

GFS 2m Temperature Anomalies (C) May 17 – May 21 [].

May Snow Hits Europe, Even Spain

Meteorological summer may be just around the corner, but the higher elevations of Europe are receiving relentless and unusually-heavy snowfalls — and the legacy media, despite all of its ‘snowless winter screamers’, has fallen tellingly silent.

Across the French Alps, the likes of Tignes and Les 2 Alpes received immense dumpings to begin the month of May, with totals rising further since then; while most recently, it has been Austria’s turn to see a late-season pounding, with Hintertux–for example– reporting half a meter (1.64 ft) of fresh snow over the past few days alone.

Half a meter of snow returns Hintertux to winter.

Europe’s heavy May snow isn’t just confined to the Alps.

Swathes of Scandinavia have received an out-of-season burial of late, and so too have the mountains of northern Spain where in recent days–and following absurd MSM warm-mongering regarding an early season heatwave–inches of snow have accumulated.

An injection of polar cold has gripped parts of the Iberian Peninsula of late, cold that saw “freak snowfall” accumulate in the likes of La Raya, a mountainous area within the principality of Asturias in NW Spain — as reported by Reuters:

And no, this isn’t evidence of a “cLiMatTe BrEaKdOwN”, you lost and unthinking meaning-seeking alarmists, this is the long-predicted upshot of a weak and wavy ‘meridional’ jet stream caused by an extended period of historically low solar activity:

Looking ahead, much of Europe can expect additional cooling and much-needed precipitation –including Portugal (hurrah!)— as Europe’s higher elevations continue to claw back, and then some!, the deficit left by an anomalously-dry winter.

Predictably in turn, establishment media falls silent.

Record Frosts Sweep The Ukraine And Russia

The Ukraine is another European nation to register unusually-cold and snowy conditions of late. Record breaking frosts have also swept transcontinental Russia.

Historic low temperatures hit Yubileinaya, Yakutia where the mercury dipped well-below seasonal norms. On May 13, thermometers plunged to -24.5C (-12.1F) here, besting the locale’s previous May of -24.1C (-11.4F) set 70 years ago, in 1958. 

Heavy snow has also been a theme.

Recent days have seen accumulations grow across the likes of Taimyr–for example–a peninsula in northern Russia. And even in mid-May, the snow cover in Norilsk is holding above 35cm (1.15ft), and in Khatanga, exceptional snowdrifts almost a meter high (3.3ft) remain.

While traversing West, and back into Europe, overnight lows in the Ukraine are routinely crashing below the norm by 6-12C, lows that are breaking records in a number of towns and cities.

To name just two…

In the southwest city of Izmail, a low of 3.6C (38.5F) was witnessed on May 13 — the locale’s coldest May reading since 1976 (solar minimum of cycle 20); and in the central city of Kryvyi Rih, a freezing -0.5C (31/1F) was noted over the weekend — a new May low, breaking the previous record set in 1988 (solar minimum of cycle 21).

Much of Europe, and indeed Russia, are forecast similarly-frigid conditions as the second-half of May gets underway.

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