German broadcaster RTL here reportedhow Northern Hemisphere snow mass has reached the highest level in years.
Image: Finnish Meteorological Institute
The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) reports the total amount of snow in the northern hemisphere this winter season has been well above the long-term average from 1982 to 2012.
This will come as a surprise to Europeans, who have seen one of the mildest winters on record. According to RTL, “In those places where it was cold enough for snow at all, there was a lot of snow. The snow is meters high, higher than usual.”
Snow cover trending upwards since 1990
Looking at the northern Hemisphere snow cover charts from Rutgers University Global Snow Lab, northern hemisphere snow cover (area) has been on the rise since reaching a low in 1990.
Chart: Rutgers University Snow Lab.
Record-breaking snow across Montana and South Dakota
Meanwhile weather site Electroverse reports of “record breaking February snowfall” burying Montana and South Dakota. According to Electroverse, “The cold times are returning” due to reversing natural cycles.
Record Breaking February Snowfall Buries the U.S. States of Montana and South Dakota