Our Earth is warming so much that we can expect very widespread snowfall in the Northern Hemisphere this winter. This is shown by current satellite data. But more snow cover also means winters are likely to be colder. What about “the earth is boiling”?
By October, the extent of snow cover in the Northern Hemisphere remained about the same as the average for the last 57 years. But in the middle of last month, a markedly wet and cold spell began, with widespread snowfall. By the end of October, the extent of snow-covered areas had reached values rarely reached before. This comes from data from the Rutgers University Global Snow Lab.
We are talking about an area of about 32 million square kilometers instead of the then usual 23 million square kilometers. By the way: the minimum since 1967 at the end of October was slightly less than 15 million square kilometers. But more snow cover also means the ground is already cold enough for snow to last. This also means that more solar radiation is reflected back, which is associated with cooler temperatures.
In general, according to an earlier study, there is some relationship between surface temperature and the extent of the snowpack. But it also means that we should expect a generally cold winter in Europe, especially with snow amounts already reaching record levels, which will also have an impact on temperatures. You should prepare accordingly.
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