A Bit Nippy

Crestone, Southern Colorado (USA), November 16, 2014


FInally some decent snow on “the mountain”, Challenger and Kit Carson Peak (or “Ritro Gönpo”, Protector of Mountain Retreats, as I was introduced to this mountain almost a decade ago). Photo: November 16, 2014.

Woke up in -10C.  Amazing how my sleeping bag doesn’t even let through a hint of it being cold outside.  ;-)

Click the image to see the previous blogpost to see the same spot on the creek before and after the first snow.  This morning the surface water shows ice.

Click the image to see the previous blogpost to see the same spot on the creek before and after the first snow. This morning the surface water shows ice.

The forecast for tonight has been adjusted again, now predicting a chilling 3 degrees Fahrenheit (-16 F).  Alright.  That might mean -20 C for me, as I’m a bit higher up.   Bring it on.  No better way to test gear.

It’s warming up quickly…


But tonight… looks promising.  ;-D   As AccuWeather announced this morning, “Coldest November Weather in Decades Infiltrates Wyoming to Texas From the North Pole“.  I indicated my approximate location in Southern Colorado on this forecast map from NOAA:

Just think how cold it would be without global warming!*  ;-)

*That’s actually not funny, but I  allow myself at least a chuckle at what seem really pathetic climate models when sleeping outside in what could be sub-zero temps tonight.  ;-)

Also totally off-topic… (The topic being that right here right now it’s a little nippy) ;-), remember that 2007 prediction that summer in the North Pole could be “ice-free by 2013” that was cited by former Vice President Al Gore in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, “Earth has a Fever” was proven to be off  by over 6 million square kilometers.   haha.

Source:  http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/plots/icecover/icecover_current_new.png

Source: Danish Meteorological Institute’s Center for Ocean and Ice. http://ocean.dmi.dk

The data generally run a few days behind, but – close enough- here’s a look (a good overview link is provided by (sadly pro-nuke and nuclear deception spreading (for which I suggest the links in my blogpost, Pointers to see through Nuclear Deception), but otherwise often interesting on climate science,) WUWT‘s Sea Ice Reference Page.   See also my less nice looking METEO page)  of Polar Ice concentration and snow cover:

Remember this little hint from the BBC (Jan 17, 2014):

“Scientists are saying that the Sun is in a phase of “solar lull” – meaning that it has fallen asleep – and it is baffling them.  History suggests that periods of unusual “solar lull” coincide with bitterly cold winters.”

In my own opinion, the F10.7 Radio Flux Index will first have to dip below 100 sfu for a half year before we start seeing the actual ‘global cooling’ I (whimsically) expect, and that is unlikely to begin before 2016, so this is all just ‘weather’, not to be confused with ‘climate change’.

As I already pointed out by plotting NOAA data, as far as global annual average lower tropospheric temperatures go, we are still in the 12 years and counting ‘zero average annual warming’ “hot plateau”:

I’m glad Unisys adjusted their map legend colors for sea surface temperature anomalies, ’cause for some time it looked like the Northern Hemisphere was plunging into an ice age.   I had started to take weekly screenshots in October (2014), to watch the dramatic-seeming cooling more closely:

The legend’s finally been adjusted to remove its visual “cooling bias”.  Much better now:

But I digress…   And I promised myself not to go there until 2016…

Oh well.  ;-)  

This entry was posted in Politics. Bookmark the permalink.

Thank you for commenting. Your comment won't show until approved. Sometimes that can take awhile. - mvb

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.