It's about to begin
Snow cover in to a good chunk of central Siberia within the next 72 hours and central northern and western Canada within the next 120 hours as the first cold incursions occur.
Keep an eye over the next couple of days...
I'll keep the thread and imagery updated.
Can boardsies see the images? Not working for me occasionally.
I can't see them but I did when the thread just started.
Ok, thanks. Well, here are the links. These update automatically each day.
Not much to write home about just yet.
Are you saying this will be the winter to beat all winters?
Bring it on (but maybe a bit too early to be speculating, feck lets enjoy the last bits of summer first)
OK Syran I give up what are we looking at here? The next ice age? Lol
There has been an increase in snow cover over parts of northern Siberia overnight. Nothing unusual so far but there will be rapid buildup between now and the end of the month as cold incursions become more frequent and start to pool.
I'd like to see the start of a build back west of the snow pack toward Europe by the middle/end of October and into November and Scandanavia will have it's first snowfields by the end of the month which is standard.
There should be snow into the northwest territories and Nunavut in Canada over the next few days too with the season's first real incursion there.
Ice age.... no way . You're looking at snow cover gradually increasing over Siberia which will continue to do so during the Autumn and I expect it to be a fast season of snow cover extent into Eurasia via a strong Siberian High. I talk about these sorts of things in the Winter discussion thread if you'd like to see what it means for Winter.
Siberian snow cover as of yesterday. An increase from last week (but less snow cover than there was 2 days ago)
What's the significance of that?
In October, we like to see the snow cover expanding westwards. Winter is more likely to be cold if there is significant Siberian snow cover. I'm not sure if the snow itself has any significance but the westwards progress of the snow is supported by the Siberian High, a key player in winter. A strong Siberian High can bring cold conditions from the east here (although if it isn't aligned properly it could bring mild and wet weather)
There has been a notable increase in snow in the extreme east of Russia as of yesterday. There's a slight decrease in the south of Siberia but nothing to lose sleep over. Post #11 has the image (the image updates itself everyday).
This is less important for Ireland but since this is a NH snow/ice thread, there has been a massive increase in snow cover in the far northwest of Canada.