Some of the nutters have been spewing some nonsense since even before the snow storm in the Northeast hit. They’ve babbled all sorts of silliness…. warmer oceans increase the snow and whatnot. Does the ocean temps control our snow? Well, sure, within parameters, and about 1000 other factors. For instance, if our oceans were all ice, then we probably wouldn’t have much snow. But, we’d have a lot of other problems to deal with. But, the oceans aren’t all iced over.
We all know by now, or should by now that there hasn’t been any significant change in the snow cover for the Northern Hemisphere when looking at it year round. But, I thought I’d check to see if there has been for the periods of time when it snows the most often in most of the Northern Hemisphere, Nov through March. Mostly because, obviously, it isn’t going to snow in July for most of the NH. So, one is just recording melt during that time of the year. We’re interested in if it snows more for this little excursion.
Well, the nutters got it wrong again. Well, wait, just to be sure, let’s examine the sea surface temps of the NH over the about the same time period……
This is the problem with the nutters. They’re not very bright and are only two dimensional thinkers. (There are other terms) They can’t go beyond silly little correlations and it screws up their conclusions. They see temps and CO2 momentarily correlate and they say “aha!” X must cause Y!!!
Similarly, if one looks back up to the snow graph, one can see a slight decrease in the snow from about the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. This is probably why they had a couple of pinheads declare snow was a thing of the past and that the ski industry was all but dead. But, since then, we’ve seen a slight and gradual increase. But, the temps haven’t really changed any since from about the late 1990s to early 2000s.
So, what does this tell us? It tells us a few things. One, snow isn’t all that dependent upon temps, within certain parameters. And two, there’s at least one factor with is much or important than the slight deviations we see in our temps. There are many, but the observations of snow extent deltas point to a regime change of some sort. (Might that regime change have something to do with the delta in the temp trends?)
Look mom!!! A near perfectly symmetrical 2 order poly fit!!!! Sometimes, it gets tiresome dealing with these simplistic buffoons.
Bonus points for why it might not be so obvious in the years prior!!!