Record cold temperatures in Canada (-50), record snowfall in California and unusually mild temperatures in France. What’s going on?

“Last week, it was very cold and now we are going to high temperatures…” The surprise is great in the ski resort of Samoens, in Haute-Savoie. While heavy snowfalls presaged a good start to the season, the return of rather mild temperatures for this time of year is worrying.

Currently, in France, heat records have been recorded, it had never been so hot for the end of the year.

The temperature is expected to reach 16.5°C over the next two days, five degrees warmer than normal. Temperatures should even exceed 20 °C in the southwest. The first records of mildness have been beaten in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, as indicated by this tweet of the weather specialist of LCI Guillaume Woznika

On the other hand, in North America, temperatures went down to -50 °C in Canada, in Edmonton, it was last Monday -40, even in Vancouver, a city with quite temperate weather conditions, it snowed several days with temperatures at -10.

In California, for example, nearly five meters of snow fell in December, a record for the state. This is a rarity.


But this could also be good news, according to Andrew Schwartz, director of the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory in Berkley. “Last year, our snowfall was among the lowest on record. That led to a big drought in California,” he recalls.

In New York, very mild temperatures are expected this week, near 14, the temperature rises as the variant Omicron that scares all of America

We must not forget the terrible tornadoes of mid-December that hit the state of Tennessee. The seasons change and intermingle, it rains in winter in Minnesota and maybe it will snow at the end of May? 

 

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Record cold temperatures in Canada (-50), record snowfall in California and unusually mild temperatures in France. What's going on?

"Last week, it was very cold and now we are going to high temperatures..." The surprise is great in the ski resort of Samoens, in Haute-Savoie. While heavy snowfalls presaged a good start to the season, the return of rather mild temperatures for this time of year is worrying.

Currently, in France, heat records have been recorded, it had never been so hot for the end of the year.

The temperature is expected to reach 16.5°C over the next two days, five degrees warmer than normal. Temperatures should even exceed 20 °C in the southwest. The first records of mildness have been beaten in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, as indicated by this tweet of the weather specialist of LCI Guillaume Woznika

On the other hand, in North America, temperatures went down to -50 °C in Canada, in Edmonton, it was last Monday -40, even in Vancouver, a city with quite temperate weather conditions, it snowed several days with temperatures at -10.

In California, for example, nearly five meters of snow fell in December, a record for the state. This is a rarity.


But this could also be good news, according to Andrew Schwartz, director of the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory in Berkley. "Last year, our snowfall was among the lowest on record. That led to a big drought in California," he recalls.

In New York, very mild temperatures are expected this week, near 14, the temperature rises as the variant Omicron that scares all of America

We must not forget the terrible tornadoes of mid-December that hit the state of Tennessee. The seasons change and intermingle, it rains in winter in Minnesota and maybe it will snow at the end of May? 

 

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