Southern Hemisphere’s ice cover now is at the same level as last June, i.e., a level seen during the last winter in the Southern Hemisphere. Besides, there are two more millions square kilometers of ice now compared to December 2006. And the large positive anomaly has persisted since September.
Icecap note: In the Northern Hemisphere, the ice and snow cover have recovered to within 1% (one snowstorm) of normal with the official start of winter still more than 12 days away.
Don’t believe it? Have a look.
See that pixel on the middle right of the picture, the white one? That’s my back yard. I coulda f**kin’ told ya.
In a related story:
Dual storms could drop up to a foot of snow in Boston area
The first storm system was expected to hit last night between 10 p.m. and midnight and carry up to 4 inches of snow for the city and along the coast, said Walter Drag, spokesman for the National Weather Service in Taunton. The accumulation, weather service spokesman Charles Foley said, is almost certain to surpass the 1.1 inches needed to break the record for the snowiest December in Boston history, set in 1970 when 27.9 inches of snow fell.
The first storm proved to be a dud (maybe an inch, gone by the afternoon), but isn’t that the point about grand statements about the weather? They’re s**t.