Northern Hemisphere Snow Report
Eastern U.S. snow cover trending toward MUCH ABOVE normal. Black Sea/Ukraine/Turkey region MUCH ABOVE normal. Heavy snow and cold pattern developing in China.
Fig. 1: North America snow cover analysis reveals above normal snow cover for the Interior Northeast Corridor and western Kansas while the North-central Great Plains and parts of the Interior West have no snow. Remember, snow cover will bias the climate pattern colder.
Fig. 2: Ukraine, Southwest Russia and Turkey are observing a snowy mid-winter with MUCH ABOVE snow cover. North/northeast China also observe above normal snow cover ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics.
Fig. 3: The ECM ENS forecasts significant snow in their 10-day outlook for the East-central/Midwest States and the coastal Northeast Corridor.
Fig. 4: The ECM ENS maintains a snowy pattern in the Black Sea region to Turkey over the next 10 days. A snowy pattern emerges in the Baltic region plus Eastern Europe in the 10-day forecast most occurring in the 6-10-day timeframe.
Fig. 5: A persistent strong low-latitude upper trough causes a snowy pattern to emerge in China through the first third of February.
Fig. 6: Not surprisingly, given the snowy forecast, China is very cold in the ECM ENS 15-day temperature anomaly outlook.