Skip to comments.128 Million Square Kilometers Were Covered By Snow At China (up to 20 inches)
Posted on 02/01/2008 9:10:34 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
128 Million Square Kilometers Were Covered By Snow At China
Source:China Meteorological News Press
According to CMA meteorological satellite remote sensing monitoring for snow cover, up to January 28, the total area covered by snow at 15 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) is 128.21 million square kilometers.
More than 90% of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Hubei and Shannxi were covered by snow. The depth of snow cover at central Anhui and south Jiangsu is 30~45 cm and some areas even reached 50 cm.
China suffered rare and sustained low temperature, rain, snow and freezing weather since January 10.
Experts said that there are two reasons of this weather process, La Nina event and abnormal atmospheric circulation.
The La Nina event is the main reason of this weather process. The La Nina state came into being at August 2007 and developed rapidly. Up to January, 2008, the sea-surface temperature of east-central equatorial Pacific had been keeping over 0.5℃ lower than that of the conventional years. Stronger La Nina event can strengthen the middle latitudes atmospheric circulation and may consequently bring lower temperature and more precipitation to east China, especially Yangtze River basin and its north area.
The rare, sustained, steady abnormal atmospheric circulation at Eurasia is the direct reason of the weather process. The abnormal circulation had last 19 days (the average in January is 6 days), was favorable for invasion of cold air through Gansu Corridor. The strong northwest Pacific subtropical high has been staying above the sea southeast of China, so the cold and warm air join mainly at the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River and its south. The southern branch trough at south of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau is most active for more than ten years and brings more warm and wet air to China. A temperature inversion layer caused by cold and warm air is the main reason of the widespread freezing rain. (Feb.1)
By Lin Lin
See? Global warming must be to blame.
PINGING Al Gore, put your jacket on jack@$$.
You must have not gotten the memo. ALL weather is caused by global warming now! LOLOL
They have a weather reporting bureau in a Giant Panda enclosure?
A complete list of things caused by global warming
Um ... it always has been.
I just wonder why Karl Rove turned his weather control machine against the Chicoms.
What a mess. Hope they can handle it.
Are you sure that’s not a panda?
I think I see a bamboo shoot sticking out of its mouth.
I was sitting there and thinking about how all this snow eventually has to melt. Those folks in California always make a big deal about how this is good for them. You would think that there would be more dams built out in the rural sections of the country.
this happens at a time when China claims it can control the weather
I wonder if the Three Gorges dam is going to get an unusual influx. The rural areas of China tend to be dirt poor. They aren't well prepared to handle this kind of emergency.
Another thread pointed out that we are about to discover how a disaster in China impacts the usual massive flow of goods in our direction.
More than 90% of Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Henan, Hubei and Shannxi were covered by snow. The depth of snow cover at central Anhui and south Jiangsu is 30~45 cm and some areas even reached 50 cm
I see. Up to 20" of snow dropped over an area 128 million kilometers in the course of a little over 2 weeks. (01/18-01/28) These, you will remember, are part of the same organization (the ChiComs) that boasted not too long ago that Chinese economy was growing by 7+% per year; that the Great Wall of China inspired the Romans to construct Hadrian's Wall in northern England; that with the coming of a cyclone they successfully and seamlessly evac. something like 1 million people from the coast, etc., etc.
I don't doubt that China has, and does, many things, but it has been known to pull the bow string back just a little too far at times.
Full Disclosure: Will there be a quadrillion-dollar lawsuit in China when the Three Gorges Dam breaks (in ten years or so?) /sarc>
Tomorrow's America is a cold and ravaged place, a nation devastated by despair and enduring winter. In a small New England city, senior government official Dr. Judith Carriol finds the man she has been seeking: a deliverer of hope in a hopeless time who can revive the dreams of a shattered people; a magnetic, compassionate idealist whom Judith can mold, manipulate and carry to undreamed-of heights; a healer who must ultimately face damnation through the destructive power of love.
This is what will happen to us if we do not elect McLame.
You might get a kick out of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZA1NoOOoaNw&feature=related
“Crazy Indian Video... Buffalaxed!”
Actually, the state capital, Sacramento, is in dire straits (no pun intended) with the strong possibility of a deadly flood of the American River. You’d think the nitwit Legislature would be concerned, but I suppose they think of the Central Valley as their own little “flyover country.”
Has anybody seen that idiot Gore since all this Global Cold?
Or has he left town and hiding in Bermuda?
Give back the Nobel, Al.
(Chinese for "ROTFL").
All I got to say is “ Awwwwwwwe “ cute dog.
Understand, this is an area TWICE that of Texas, with 20” of snow.
That is a LOT of snow, however you look at it! Bury everything between the Rockies and the Mississippi River to 20” depth - that is one heck of a storm. I dare say even the US would be reeling if that happened for as long as it’s gone on...
Especially if it hit the SW and SE, areas that usually have to worry about a hard frost, and that’s it...
Maybe when Hill freezes over?
Reality check: The CIA's World Factbook only shows 9,596,960 sq km for China (7.5% as much).
Even some reporters seem to recognize the problem:
A lot of that land is badly polluted. All that runoff will be more of the same.
I wonder what what the huge runoff of all this snow down the Yangtze River this spring will do to the area of the Three Gorges Dam?
Excerpt - BEIJING, February 1 (RIA Novosti) - China's heaviest snow storms in 50 years have wreaked havoc on the country's economy causing damage of $7.5 billion, a senior official said...
Crops and farmland have been particularly badly hit with around 17.5 acres of agricultural land affected. The Ministry of Agriculture was cited as saying that 14.4 million poultry had died from the cold, as well as over 870,000 pigs, 450,000 sheep and 85,000 cattle...
Some amazing numbers here and some are obviously wrong or incorrectly translated. 17.5 acres is obviously incorrect. But wow, 14.4 million poultry ? Almost a million pigs ? Almost 1/2 million sheep ? All frozen to death.
Looks like the Chinese are not waiting for the next Al Gore BoBo's Warming Tour.
An armored vehicle crushes down ice covered road at Lujiang section of He'an Highway in Lujiang, east China's Anhui Province, Feb. 2, 2008. An armonred vehicle was ordered to deice thick ice covered the road due to continuous icy weather in recent days. (Xinhua Photo)
I sure hope we have someone in our government that realizes what could potentially happen due to a significant Global Cooling cycle.
The problem with using those heavy armored vehicles is it will cause a lot of damage to the roads over there, not that the roads were in good shape in the first place.
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