We talked a while ago about the belief of Dr. Judah Cohen that more snow than normal in Siberia in October means colder-than-normal weather in the Northeast for the winter (Cold in the Northeast This Winter–Look to Siberia), so it’s time to look at the growing snow cover in Siberia.
Here’s the latest map showing snow cover in Europe, including Siberia:
If you’re geographically challenged, Siberia is where white is shown on the map above. (If you look closely at the southern part of Alaska, you might be able to see Sarah Palin looking northward toward Siberia.)
The snow cover is expanding in this region, as can be seen by this 31-day animation of North America snowfall. (Note: This loop is continually updated, so it will show the last 31 days from when you view it, not from when I posted the link in October.)
Unfortunately, since the map does not indicate the depth of snow cover or the amount of snow relative to normal, it’s not possible for me to explicitly say that this is more snow than normal and that we need to watch for colder-than-normal weather in the upcoming winter in the Northeast. It’s interesting nonetheless, and I’ll keep looking for links that show snow depth, not just snow cover, and normal snowfall. I’ll let you know when I find it.