I clipped and pasted this from my “sea-ice diary,” for I figured it deserved extra attention.
—EARLY ARCTIC SNOWS—
On Twitter, blogger “Chris Beal” put together a chart of the snow cover for the first day of fall, for the past eight years. Not only is there more snow this year, but it is evenly distributed on both the Alaskan side and the Eurasian side. It is not a lopsided pattern, where snow on one side is averaged out by a heat wave on the other. I’d say it’s a good sign, if you like freezing your -bleep- off in January. Not a good sign if (like me) you like a mild winter. ( https://twitter.com/NJSnowFan )
Of special interest to me is the snow on the North Slope of Alaska. During our coldest winters a ridge on the west coast of USA brings air straight down from there to New Hampshire. I’m glad I ordered wood early.