This portends a catastrophic summer for sea ice and Siberian permafrost.
Eastern continental Europe....+....northwestern Russia has had a warm spring. Someone else has already made posts of the German drought this winter and spring.
The risk of SIGNIFICANT
wildfires in northern Russia and especially northwestern Russia (including Moscow) is there are waiting. The conditions are ripe.....now all that is needed is the right (wrong) weather patterns.
Additional wildfires.....like those in 2010.....is going to feed the already ravenous feedback effects. We continue to take the "next step" into what everyone here KNEW
is happening. The only thing we don't know each year is (1) where is it going to be bad this year,
and (2) how bad is bad going to be THIS YEAR?
Arctic ice likely heading for a new record low. How low? Is it going to be 5% below the 2012 record....or 15% below the prior record low?
Next decade likely to be "eye-popping" on several fronts: Ice, temps, wildfires, etc.The next week along the northern Russian coast could be an opening dagger for the ice melt season this year.
Nighttime temps in Russia are remaining high.....with a continued lack of "new record low temps". The new record high temps haven't been incredibly high.....it's the LACK
of new record low temps....they are becoming an endangered species. Russia has 2 (two) new record low temps in the country so far this month. They have 5 months THIS DECADE
when they have had 10 or fewer new record low daily temps for any single month....and those have come over the last 40 months. The entire decade of 2000 - 2009 had only 2 instances where a single month had 10 or few new record low temps. Going to be a crazy climate year....and a crazy climate decade. Just make sure you remind people who has been lying over the past 10 - 30 years as this continues to unfold.