Spring Snow Sweeps SW China
Northern China has been witnessing heavy spring snowfall of late, which is extending the region’s ski season.
And now, the snowy conditions have descended into parts of Southwest China, including Jiuzhaigou County, Sichuan Province.
Spring snow fell late last week, creating this picturesque scene:
Jackson Hole’s Snowiest Season Ever
California and Utah are garnering most of the ‘snowy headlines’ this year –and justifiably so: all-time records are being slain left, right and center here– but ALL Western states have been packing a punch in recent months, including Wyoming.
The latest snowstorm to hit Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, for example, lifted the season to a whopping 594 inches, making it the resort’s snowiest winter ever recorded, usurping the 577 inches set in 1997 (solar minimum of cycle 22).
The resort currently has a 138 inch base, which is 122% of the average for the time of year.
Looking ahead, there’s more where that came from, even into late-April:
Australia’s Unseasonable Cold
Australia has been holding anomalously cold for months with swathes of the country suffering their coldest winters, springs and summers in decades, in some cases ever — a trend that looks to have now spilled into autumn 2023.
The month of March held -0.20C below the multidecadal norm across Australia, which saw summer overall close at -0.50C below the average — this despite the Bureau of Meteorology calling for a “warmer-than-average summer” before the season began.
The BoM is it again with regards to autumn, with the warm-mongering agency–at the end of February–forecasting “a hotter than average autumn of 2023 in all areas of Australia” and issuing this blood-red graphic:
Reality, however, is delivering the complete opposite with millions of Australians shivering through an unusually cold April.
Melbourne, for example, was on its way to posting its coldest Easter since the 1920s over the weekend, but temperatures on Easter Sunday managed to poke above the record low-max of 14C (57.2F) late in the afternoon.
Eastern Australia’s chill persisted into Monday, too, with Sydney logging its lowest temperature since Nov 17.
Frosts were even noted across the higher elevations, with the freeze expected to extended through Tuesday.
Meanwhile, a tropical cyclone is still brewing off the coast of Western Australia.
“It’s going to bring heavy rain, especially to WA but some of it will flow down and across the country late next week, so there’s plenty of rain on the cards across the country through the next eight or so days,” said Sky News meteorologist Rob Sharpe.
Looking to mid-April, an intensification of the cold is on the cards.
Latest GFS runs foresee temperature anomalies of as much as 14C below the norm across the breadth of the country:
The BoM is basing its hot and fiery ‘blood red’ forecast on the return of El Niño.
However, as researchers such as professor David Dilley have contended, a major change is expected in how El Niño influences global weather patterns in conjunction with cooler North Pacific waters.
#Weather is beginning to revert back to pre-1982 patterns around the world, so says Professor Dilley: “Winters will become colder, longer lasting and more severe … it’s going to be very cold.”
Greenland SMB Spikes
Following record-breaking snow and ice gains at the start of the season, and then a rather quiet March, Greenland’s surface mass balance (SMB) is once again firing into unprecedented territory.
Saturday and Sunday saw the Greenland ice sheet gain 7 and 6 gigatons, respectively — record highs for the time of year in DMI weather books dating back to 1981.
Our planet’s climate continues to defy alarmist prophesies, yet poverty-inducing policies persist regardless.