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BornFromTheVoid

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Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover: Observations and Impacts
« on: August 07, 2013, 02:22:03 PM »
Rutgers have released the July stats, which show July 2013 as having the 8th lowest snow cover extent on record (May and June were both 3rd lowest). http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/table_rankings.php?ui_set=1



This is a slight improvement on recent years, but seems largely due to the reduced melt on Greenland and slightly more snow around north east Canada.
http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/chart_vis.php?ui_year=2013&ui_month=7&ui_set=2
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Re: Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover. Observations and Impacts
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2013, 01:44:39 PM »
August 2013:



Rutgers has not updated september graph yet, but the data (http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/table_rankings.php?ui_set=1) show september 2013 as having the highest extent since 1997, and the sixth highest on record (1967-2013).

Edit: I've plotted the data:
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Re: Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover. Observations and Impacts
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 04:34:10 PM »
I'm thinking we need to bump this thread ahead of the melt season?

It will be interesting to see how quickly the Western Siberian snow fields melt out? If their WACCy snow melts in line with recent years it will be an important tool in showing some folk that 'Snow' is not a sign of cooling but also its impacts do not interfere with extreme warming over spring/summer/Autumn?

If you look at this series you can see the move toward October WACCy events step up after 2012?

http://climate.rutgers.edu/snowcover/chart_vis.php?ui_year=2016&ui_month=10&ui_set=2
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Re: Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover. Observations and Impacts
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 07:12:15 PM »
Where it matters ( by the arctic coast ) snow is below normal....
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Re: Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover. Observations and Impacts
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 08:30:15 PM »
Where it matters ( by the arctic coast ) snow is below normal....

I imagine the coasts are seeing more rainfall in October than snow these days?
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