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Anomalously Frigid Febs For Australia, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong; Sardinia Suffers Lowest March Temperature Ever; Heavy Snow Blankets Turkey, Delaying Spring; + Winter Will Have “Final, Punishing Act” For Lower-48

Anomalously Frigid Febs For…

The following averages rely on unreliable ground based temperature stations, which are susceptible to the Urban Heat Island effect–among other issues, including outright tampering; but despite this, many countries still managed to suffer colder than average Februaries.

Australia

Even the Bureau of Meteorology weren’t able to completely fudge away what was an unusually chilly February 2022 down under.

The Aussie continent finished the month with an average temperature anomaly of -0.6C below the 1991-2020 norm. It was noticeably warm in Western Australia, but that warmth was far outstripped by the those “greens” in the central, southern and eastern parts:

Temperatures and rainfall anomalies maps by BOM


Also, despite pockets of extreme flooding, it was also a dry month; overall, rainfall was 24% below normal:

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Japan

February 2022 in Japan was both cold and historically snowy.

The temperature anomaly for the country came out at -0.67C below the 1991-2020 norm.

These persistently frigid conditions are expected to have delayed Tokyo’s cherry blossoming until late March.

Anomalies maps by JMA. Kudos to climatic expert Tomoki Suzuki for the cherry blossoming data.


South Korea

Last month was extremely cold in South Korea. It was very dry, too.

Feb 2022 had an average temperature of -0.1C, which is -1.3C below the 1991-2020 baseline — this freeze drops the overall Winter anomaly (Dec-Feb) to -0.2C below the historical average.

Below maps courtesy of KMA.

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…and Hong Kong

And lastly, February 2022 in Hong Kong was exceptionally chilly, and also wet.

The Administrative Region’s average temperature came out at 15.2C which is a whopping -1.9C below the 1991-2020.

Average rainfall was 168.5mm, a reading more than 4 times the norm.

Below stats courtesy of HK Observatory.

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Sardinia Suffers Lowest March Temperature Ever

Much of Europe is experiencing a return to wintry conditions, even Mediterranean islands, such as Corsica and Sardinia, are suffering all-time record breaking lows for the month of March.

The mercury in Villanova Strisaili (813m/2,667ft) recently plunged to -11.2C (11.8F) — the lowest temperature ever recorded in Sardinia in March.

Guide to Sardinia and Corsica


And looking ahead, Europe’s spring freeze will persist for at least the next few weeks, as Arctic air rides unusually-far south on the back of a low solar activity induced weak and wavy meridional jet stream flow:

GFS 2m Temp Anomalies (C) March 11 [tropicaltidbits.com].


Heavy Snow Blankets Turkey, Delaying Onset Of Spring

And likewise in southeastern Europe –and also into the Middle East and southwestern Asia– bone chilling lows and heavy snows continue to disrupt daily life, most notably ACROSS Turkey where full-blown wintry conditions are forecast to persist through mid-March–which is highly unusual.

The Turkish State Meteorological Services (TSMS) warned on Thursday that 63 provinces were exposed to heavy snowfall, rain and strong winds. The snow has seen the closure of a host of schools, and many roads, also including two connecting Antalya and the capital Ankara, reports dailysabah.com, where snowplows and 4,230 personnel are working around the clock in an attempt to keep the streets clear: “You can go home or to work safely,” tweeted Ankara’s mayor, Mansur Yavaş.

According to the TSMS, snowfall will prevail in most regions of the country into the weekend. Turkey’s most populated city, Istanbul, which was exposed to snowfall chaos in January, has also seen sporadic snowfall this week, as well as unusually low temperatures. The TSMS also warned of avalanches in eastern Anatolia and elevated locations of the eastern Black Sea region.


This winter has been exceptionally hard for Turkey’s farmers — and despite the elements, the animals still need their feed:


Winter Will Have “Final, Punishing Act” For Lower-48

A sharp blast of cold is expected to invade the CONUS mid-March, chasing what was a fiercely cold and snowy February…

The NWS says so far this winter The Red River Valley, which stretches across Minnesota and North Dakota, has seen a record-breaking 11 blizzards. That compares to old benchmark of 10, tied by the 2013-14 and 1996-97 seasons. It’s also well above the average 2.6 blizzards during a typical winter. February was also a cold month for the region. The average temperature finished almost 9 degrees (F) below average at the NWS office in Grand Forks. Weather watchers are now keeping a close eye on the next polar front which is forecast to bring further snows and extreme lows to the region this weekend, according to the CPC.

This next system, believe or not, is the more modest of two which are set to plunge into the CONUS over the next 14 days; however, although relatively weak it will still pack a punch and threatens, for example, a 140-year-old cold record in Southern California.

Re that SoCal freeze, and as reported by msn.com: The cold snap has experts pondering how low temperatures would have plunged had a similar atmospheric setup been in place 140 years ago when there were far fewer urban heat island effects. Curious nod to the UHI there…? AccuWeather Meteorologist Ryan Adamson called the upcoming chill “startling for some” in the wake of above-average temperatures (see swings between extremes). The article continues: On Saturday night, AccuWeather is projecting a low within striking distance of the bottom mark for the date of 39-degree set in 1882. Temperatures around the 40-degree mark on Sunday night would tie that date’s record low which has stood since 1893.

But as mentioned above, the second front will prove ‘the biggie’–in both ferocity and scale, and whether you live in Seattle, Washington; Wichita, Kansas; or Washington, D.C., record-breaking cold is on the cards come mid-March:

GFS 2m Temp Anomalies (C) March 8 – March 13 [tropicaltidbits.com].


As are anomalous flurries of late-season snow:

GFS Total Snowfall (inches) March 4 – March 20 [tropicaltidbits.com].


The COLD TIMES are returning, the mid-latitudes are REFREEZING in line with historically low solar activitycloud-nucleating Cosmic Rays, and a meridional jet stream flow (among many other forcings, including the impending release of the Beaufort Gyre).

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30 Thoughts to “Anomalously Frigid Febs For Australia, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong; Sardinia Suffers Lowest March Temperature Ever; Heavy Snow Blankets Turkey, Delaying Spring; + Winter Will Have “Final, Punishing Act” For Lower-48”

  1. Andrew J Ulsaker

    Any thoughts on the record low antarctic sea ice extent?…topsy turvy after record cold winter there …

    1. Cap Allon

      My initial thoughts are the foehn effect and an uptick in submarine volcanic activity — but I am yet to dive into this. Will do soon, though.

      1. Anonymous

        I don’t think you can rule out data adjustments/tampering or changes in the strength/position of the circumpolar current. Something odd is going on as Antarctic sea ice in February was at record levels in 2014/15 then suddenly the last 6 or 7 years have all been below the long term average.

        1. Linda Fisher

          The answer is obvious. Global warming.

      2. Svein Brekke

        My guess: It is because of lower ice flux due to the record cold winter, with four months in a row below -60C at Scot-Amundsen.

  2. Linda Fisher

    Your post says ANOMALOUSLY FRIGID FEBS FOR AUSTRALIA. You seem to have ignored all the areas of Australia that had higher than average temperatures during February. http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/aus/summary.shtml

  3. betty mac

    I can’t agree with 24% down on rainfall.
    I am in my 80s and this is the coldest, wettest summer I can ever remember.We live near the Murray River in NSW
    Every week we have had at least 24 hours of rain, sometimes more.It is raining again now.
    Our huge lawn , usually a dust bowl in summer, is lush and green.My husband is complaining because he has to mow every week.Usually in summer he mows every 6 weeks and even that isn’t always necessary.
    At the end of January our yard was a lake 17 inches ( about 43cm) deep.we even had fish in it to show the grandkids!

  4. Daniel Smith

    I wouldn’t bet on “the final act” if I were you…

  5. Nico

    You need to stop showing forecasts more than 5 days out.They are not reliable and rarely are correct.

    1. TheMronz

      Then you’d better tell the IPCC to stop showing forecasts more than 5 years out that are not reliable and never are correct.

  6. Linda Fisher

    I see you’ve removed my comment, together with the link, about how you have ignored all the areas of Australia that higher than average temperatures in February. I wonder why that was… here’s another link about an Australian heatwave in January this year. https://www.eceee.org/all-news/news/australia-records-highest-temperature-in-62-years/

  7. Linda Fisher

    All these countries had higher than average temperatures in Feb 2022 https://twitter.com/extremetemps?lang=en Not publishing my comments about these higher temperatures is typical denier nonsense. Whether you publish my comments or not, you are still wrong. The globe is warming.

    1. Deb

      “The globe” is not doing any thing at all. It is not a homogeneous ball maintaining an even temperature throughout.

      Parts of it are heating and parts of it are cooling. If you care at all about the truth, you will try to discover why that is.

      And furthermore, try to discover the ulterior motives of anyone who insists it is all one way or the other and tries to shove that down your throat.

      1. Linda Fisher

        See my reply to the comment by TheMronz.

    2. TheMronz

      Whether The Globe is warming, cooling or whatever it is nothing like that predicted by the AGW crowd and has little to do with CO2.

      1. Linda Fisher

        That is your ‘opinion’. These are hard facts. Unless you have a laboratory and have a PhD in a climate science, and have studied and researched climate for many years, and had your findings verified by others similarly qualified and experienced you are not in a position to argue with those who are qualified and experienced. Googling and reading the opinions of other unqualified and inexperienced people does not amount to research.
        https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2943/study-confirms-climate-models-are-getting-future-warming-projections-right/ https://www.arcadia.com/energy-101/resource/greenhouse-gas-emissions-natural-vs-manmade

        1. Wizard

          Go get your shot, mate, so we purebloods can have a safe world in a few years, where we will deal with whatever climate trend we’re about to face (science isn’t settled, but most of the independent scientists say the trend is towards cooling)

          1. Linda Fisher

            ‘Independent’ scientists, and there are vanishingly few of them, are those whose findings have been shown to be invalid through faulty research etc. Plus the majority of them do not have any relevant qualifications or research experience. They are often qualified, but in other scientific principles. Believing them is equivalent to believing a qualified accountant’s opinion on how to treat a disease rather than the opinions of doctors who have been successfully treating that disease for decades.

          2. Wizard

            When I write “independent” I mean it. Not funded by any agenda-driving organization, crowd-funded or funded by someone neutral to that. Not claiming whatever they write is Gospel, but they have some credence, compared to ~NULL~ credence every other scientist that is “promoted” to us in the “news”. Another thing, be wary of who is showing something to be false, and also, be wary of who is “giving” who the credence of relevant qualifications.You can’t implicitly trust anyone at this point and have to dig into the subject matter yourself. Delegating that duty to others is irresponsible at the very least.

    3. Anonymous

      The globe is emphatically NOT warming. And if it ever did in the future, it would certainly not be because of C02. C02 is a trailing indicator of naturally cyclic global warming, emphatically NOT a leading indicator or ANY kind of a causative factor. Methane can be, but carbon dioxide emphatically is not! It is, at most, neutral to the global temperature.

      1. Linda Fisher

        That is your ‘opinion’. These are hard facts. Unless you have a laboratory and have a PhD in a climate science, and have studied and researched climate for many years, and had your findings verified by others similarly qualified and experienced you are not in a position to argue with those who are qualified and experienced. Googling and reading the opinions of other unqualified and inexperienced people does not amount to research.
        https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2943/study-confirms-climate-models-are-getting-future-warming-projections-right/ https://www.arcadia.com/energy-101/resource/greenhouse-gas-emissions-natural-vs-manmade

      2. TheMronz

        Linda Fisher you sound like a relic from the AGW debate of the late 1990s.
        Haven’t you noticed a far more considered response to the ongoing datasets of late?
        To re-cap some of the hardest of hard facts:
        Atmospheric CO2 level trends are in response to temperature and continue to rise after temperatures have declined.
        Atmospheric CO2 levels in the past (presently around 450ppm) have been 3000ppm + with zero runaway greenhouse effect.
        UAH temperature analysis records no temperature increase since 2016.

        1. Linda Fisher

          Perhaps you could send me a link to ‘the data sets of late’. In the meantime, re no temperature increase since 2016. You are confusing long term trends with trend variation. Have a look at the graph in the link below and you will see a pattern. the first ‘peak’ is in 1998 and that is followed by six, cooler years, until the next ‘peak’ in 2005. Then there are four cooler years until 2010. That is followed by four cooler years until 2015 and 2016. Each of those peaks is higher than each of the preceding peaks. The in between cooler years are also getting warmer as time goes on. Since 2016, when you claim there has been no increase, the ‘no increase’ only applies in comparison to that one year; 2016. But, as you can see, each year since 2014 has been warmer than every single year before 2014. El Nino and La Nina – El Nino years are hotter and La Nina years are lower, that is their known effect. 2016 was El Nino, therefore a hot year. Currently we have La Nina which is why it is currently cooler than 2016. It is not currently cooler than 2016 because of general global cooling, in the same way that the previous cooler years weren’t cooler because of general global cooling.

  8. Dzzz

    Then why would you refer to them ever? Don’t repeat bullshit..

  9. Anonymous

    I enjoyed seeing the global snowpack totals, and any other snowpack totals. But I noticed you haven’t put them up for the last so many articles. I hope you resume putting them in your articles.

  10. Deb

    Linda-

    Are you familiar with the phenomenon of meridional jet streams?

  11. Anonymous

    Ziggy
    Linda look at all your links they apear to link to .gov sights. Surley after all the mayhem done to our planet over the covid 19 by guess who, gov. sights and there many croneys who are now being exposed HOW can anyone trust the governments to tell the truth on anything. I guess you must be attached to one of these orginaziations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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