Cool September For Argentina
September 2023 in Argentina was colder than the average, quite substantially so in the south, namely Patagonia:
Incredible snows have accompanied the anomalous lows, particularly across Patagonia.
Back in mid-September –and hot on the heels of receiving 3ft in just 24 hours, and before that, 10ft in 4 days– Argentina’s Las Leñas ski area received yet another fresh pounding of snow, with totals again exceeding 10 feet.
Many Las Leñas residents were left battling the snow, unable to leave their homes.
Similarly in neighboring Uruguay, September temperatures also averaged below/near normal (slightly above in the north):
South America’s chills have spilled over into October, too — certainly across the southern half of the continent.
Noteworthy lows in Argentina from yesterday (Oct 11) include: Maquinchao’s -9.4C (15.1F), Chapelco’s -6.4C (20.5F), Esquel’s -5.2C (22.6F) and Bariloche’s -4.3C (24.3F).
While looking ahead, the continent’s chills appear set to intensify as the month of October progresses, with the likes of Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay and southern Brazil forecast temperature anomalies of as much as 20C below the seasonal norm:
According To NOAA Weather Station Data, The U.S. Has Cooled (2005-2023)
Official data show U.S. temperature anomalies (Jan. 2005 thru Sep. 2023) have cooled slightly, despite 44% higher CO2.
The dataset is created monthly by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
It uses state-of-the-art weather network consisting of 114 stations evenly spaced across the USA:
The U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) uses properly sited stations, too, free from man-made influences, such as the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, as well as microsite effects–discussed in more detail here.
The graph (below) demonstrates what happens when you don’t mess with the data: the average surface temperature anomaly for the contiguous United States has barely budged in going on two-decades (since Jan 2005). It’s actually cooled, slightly.
Unsurprisingly, NOAA exclude this data from their monthly and yearly “state of the climate reports,” and so the public aren’t ever privy to the unalarming reality, to the raw, uninfected weather station data.
Pro-Skier Recaps Record Snow Year
Snow isn’t a thing of the past — the AGW Party was forced to tweak that vaticination somewhat. The IPCC once said: “milder winter temperatures will decrease heavy snowstorms”. That line has now vanished from recent reports.
Last season, as was the case with so many other resorts throughout North America (at least 20), Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyoming had its snowiest winter ever recorded, comfortably besting the 577 inches set in 1997 (solar minimum of cycle 22).
Professional skier Owen Leeper hit the slopes all season, skiing powder “more days than I could count”.
Here’s Leeper’s 2022-2023 season edit (released Oct 11 on IG):
Last winter proved a record-smashing one for much of the North American continent, and this snow year is threatening to deliver something of a repeat, threatening to continue the multidecadal trend (Northern Hemisphere, 1967-2023):
Look out for the day’s second article, due to be released around 11:00 ET.