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Just short years ago, climate alarmists were announcing, global warming meant the end of winter — with one scientist/pundit predicting school children would, within a decade, only experience snow from pictures in school text books.
Tell that to people in Alaska (and likely Europe shortly if predictions prove true).
Wood.tv out of Grand Rapids Michigan is reporting Alaska was hit with below average temperatures in early September. “Alaska’s a big state and all but one of the first order climate stations here is reporting colder than average temps. so far this Sept: Nome -2.6, Anchorage -2.0, Bethel -2.0, Fairbanks -1.9, Barrow -1.9, King Salmon -1.9, Kotzebue -1.7, McGrath -1.6, Annette -1.2, Yakutat -1.1, Kodiak +0.2.”
Its not just Alaska, however, as the Canada’s Yukon and arctic region is Russia is also getting hit with below normal cold weather. And along with the cold, record amounts of snow are falling in the region. Wood TV reports, “A major early snowstorm hit Northern Alaska. Fairbanks had 6.7″ yesterday (Fri.). That obliterated the previous daily snowfall record of 0.8″. Just north of Fairbanks, 9″ was recorded. Here’s more snowfall totals. A record low was set at Kodiak AK at 29 and small hail fell at Annette. Barrow reported 1″ of snow on the ground and Bettles had 3″. Gulkana had a low of 17. Arctic Village reported a temp. of 19 and a wind chill of +9. The high temp. of 34 in Fairbanks was 15 deg. cooler than the average high of 49 for 9/25. Alaska temperature anomaly is often the opposite of the Great Lakes. When there is a ridge over Alaska, there is often a trough over the Great Lakes and vice versa.”
But its not just the arctic that’s in old man winter’s cross hairs. The UK’s Sunday Express is reporting, scientists are warning that Britain could suffer its coldest winter in more than 50 years due to shift in due to plunging temperatures in the Atlantic ocean. In making their predictions, Meteorologists and oceanographers point to the fact,
Temperatures in the Gulf Stream have plummeted over the past year. The stream merges into the North Atlantic Drift which normally pushes warm water towards the west coast of the United Kingdom. However a drastic reduction in speed and temperature of the current has left Britain without any buffer to a bitter Arctic influx. Experts fear a repeat of the worst winter in history which saw temperatures plunge to near -20C in January 1963 causing the sea to freeze off the Kent coast.
Only time will tell whether record cold engulfs England, but what we can say for now is, at least, scientists are looking at nature once again, not carbon dioxide emissions, the dominate factor driving seasonal temperatures.