Siberia braces for close to record-breaking cold over New Year

Temperatures predicted to hit -50 degrees (-58 F). Meteorologist says this is due to global warming. Really!

Russia’s Hydrometeorological Center has forecast that Western and Central Siberia will see temperatures as low as -50 celsius before the end of the year – around 20 degrees lower than the typical December cold.

“Extremely cold weather in Siberia has not happened for a long time,” explained meteorologist Roman Vilfand, the scientific director of the Hydrometeorological Center, noting that the upcoming freeze will come close to the all-time record. “The temperature is 20 to 24 degrees below normal. For example, in the center of the Krasnoyarsk Region, it will reach -50 degrees.”

Vilfand says this is due to global warming:

“According to Vilfand, extreme cold is also a consequence of climate change, pointing out that “global warming is not only high temperatures, but also a large amplitude of variability.”

However, this article disagrees with Vilfand.

The volatility of temperatures is caused by the meandering of the Jet Stream, explains astrophysicist Piers Corbyn. The circumpolar vortex is also moving closing to the equator. So the theory of Vilfand can easily be debunked. High temperature records only last for a (very) short time. But low temperature records last far much longer. And the Jet Stream is not influenced by one more or less molecules in 10.000 in our atmosphere, but by the activity of the sun.

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

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December 27, 2020 at 11:06AM

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