by Pierre Gosselin
May 28, 2023
Alaska's fourth cold winter in a row
Alaska was once seen as a beacon of hope in the AGW coal mine:
but after four cold
winters in a row, culminating in a historically cold winter
season in 2022-23, the Last Climate Frontier has
certainly lost that status - the catastrophists will now have to
look elsewhere to bolster their narrative.
According to NOAA's data,
and despite the agency's official forecasts that consistently
heralded "warmer than average" seasons, the last four winters in
Alaska have shown a strong cooling trend.
The Old Farmer's Almanac is also off its rocker.
It predicted a
"much milder than normal winter" for 2022-23 with below-average
That was wrong on both
Historic snowfall totals of more than 250 cm fell across much of
Alaska, and Anchorage set a new record for leftover snow that stayed
on the ground well into April.
April was also a historically cold month across Alaska, with an
average temperature of -8.7 degrees Celsius, which is 5.5 degrees
Celsius below the multi-decadal norm, and the fourth coldest April
in 99 years of NOAA records.
The snow has now continued into May, tumbling even more records.
2. More and
more new cold records "Down Under"
Icy polar air masses continue to dominate large parts of Australia -
most recently in the west.
continent-wide cold air outbreak from Antarctica is expected in the
second half of this week.
Australia is cooling, and the proof is in measurements:
For the past six
years, it has been colder than average Down Under, and the list
of cities that have recorded the coldest seasons since records
began is growing (such as Brisbane last winter).
May 2023 continues this cooling trend, with the lowest May
temperatures on record already recorded in a number of locations
early in the month - including Cooma, Omeo, Bombala, and
In Sydney last Sunday, the lowest temperature recorded at the
start of autumn in 85 years (since 1938) was 7.1°C.
Over the weekend, it was the west's turn to freeze.
Large parts of Western
Australia just experienced the coldest May morning in at least two
On both Sunday and
Monday morning, the temperature in Broome, for example, dropped
to 11.5 °C, the lowest autumn reading since 1999.
3. May snow in Europe
- even in Spain
Meteorological summer may
be just around the corner, but Europe's higher altitudes are seeing
further and unusually heavy snowfall,
been characteristically silent despite all their clamoring about
In the French Alps,
Tignes and Les 2 Alpes received huge amounts of snow at the
beginning of May, and accumulations have continued to rise since
More recently, it was Austria's turn to experience a late winter
onset, with Hintertux, for example,
reporting half a
meter of new snow in the last few days alone...
4. The heavy
May snow in Europe is not limited to the Alps
Large parts of Scandinavia have been buried in the recent
off-season, as have the mountains of northern Spain, where several
centimeters of snow have accumulated in recent days - following
MSM warmth reports of an early-season heat wave.
Parts of the Iberian Peninsula have recently been hit by a polar
cold snap that has led to "unusual snowfall" in La Raya, a
mountainous region in the Principality of Asturias in northwestern
Spain, Reuters reports:
year without spring in the UK
The year 2023 has been cold and wet in the UK so far, and spring
still refuses to start in mid-May.
Even mainstream meteorologists can't explain why winter's grim
conditions are still dragging on, and are themselves shocked by,
"all the severe
frosts we've had this spring."
Tomasz Schafernaker said that people approach him in the street
and ask when spring will finally arrive.
What have we done to
deserve this cold, gloomy weather dragging on for so long...?
According to Schafernaker,
the answer lies in the history books, particularly the weather
conditions of the 1970s and 1980s.
The BBC meteorologist actually explains it in terms of 'global
"From time to time we
revert to previous weather patterns, and that's what we're
experiencing this year...
But thanks largely to
climate change, temperatures have been creeping up - snow has
become less frequent, and spring has occasionally brought very
And we have got used to that."
May snow in the Gulmarg region of Kashmir
The Indian region of Kashmir is still experiencing wintry conditions
The ski resort of Gulmarg in the Kashmir Valley continues to
surprise tourists with massive snowfall and freezing cold.
In Apharwat, there is
still 30 cm of snow on the slopes, attracting thousands of tourists
"We are experiencing
a winter season in the middle of summer; I did not expect such
severe cold," said one tourist.
In May, there was a
dramatic change in the weather, and the higher elevations of the
Kashmir Valley saw rare off-season snowfall.
Temperatures also remain
well below normal, allowing the ski season to be extended all
7. Frost hits
In large parts of Europe, it is freezing cold...
What's more, despite
mainstream's cries of "No snow!", the continent's higher elevations
have continued to receive copious amounts of late spring snow.
Much of central and eastern Europe has been exceptionally cold over
the past few nights, and despite "The Science" predicting an
impending devastating drought, rain has returned (in the form of
heavy snowfall in the Alps and the Pyrenees).
A recent Reuters article says there is little chance that the
rains will address the underlying drought:
"At this time of year
we can only have spotty and localized storms that will not
address the rainfall deficit," said Jorge Olcina, professor of
geographic analysis at the University of Alicante, a mouthpiece
for the AGW and darling of the MSM.
Well, the rains are here,
Olcina, and they are proving to be heavy, persistent, and widespread
- especially in the regions that "The Science" claims to be most
Spain, Portugal, and southern France...
Getting back to the cold records:
Low-lying areas of
France and Germany have been experiencing frost lately, which
was not in keeping with the season.
In the small town of Wittingen (71 m above sea level), for
example, a new May record of -1.6°C was set. At least 16
low-lying stations across Germany, including the metropolis of
Hanover, also experienced rare late frosts.
Snow is predicted for
Scandinavia, the Alps, and the Pyrenees into June - amazing!
snowstorm in Mongolia
Mongolia endured a brutal and deadly winter of 2022-23 that resulted
in massive livestock losses and the suffering of 212,000 people,
according to Save the Children.
Now, in late spring, the
country continues to be battered by deadly snowstorms.
Currently, 13 of Mongolia's 21 provinces are experiencing a "dzud",
a natural phenomenon
unique to Mongolia in which heavy snowfall and extreme cold lead
to a shortage of grazing land for livestock.
Between 1940 and 2015,
official "dzud declarations" were made twice a decade. In recent
years, however, dzuds have increased in frequency and now
As with the increasing "cold waves" in India, the AGW party has no
answer to this phenomenon.
Xinhua reports, the return of winter in the country has also
caused extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure such as
roads and power lines.
The cold and snow have also killed many animals,
contributing to the huge winter losses.
"The climate is very
different from when I was a child," Delgerbat Anfang Mai
said in early May.
"When I was young,
the snow had melted around this time and it was already spring,
but now spring comes so late."