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More Signs Of Early Winter Starts With Heavy Snow In China

Winter Weather

Tuesday November 9 2021

I read a report about a large storm that just impacted a large part of China with snow an ice over the weekend. This included the capital of Beijing getting its first snow of the season.  This event was perceived as arriving 23 days earlier than normal. 

Is there a connection to our weather?

The center of the city received a range of ice and snow of 1 to two inches. The outer edges got up to 4 inches. That was enough to cause problems for area roads and the two main airports. 

Some surrounding areas getting up to 1 foot of powder.

The China Meteorological Administration issued their Orange Alert, the second highest level on their scale.

Noticeable Snow Cover




The amount of snow was significant south of 60ºN latitude.  There are two reasons I am addressing this. 

10 Day Lag

  1. I am reminded of a weather correlation I have mentioned many times in Tropical Season. I credit Joe Bastardi with the research that major Cyclones or Typhoons in the Western Pacific will be followed by a major storm or Hurricane in the Western Atlantic 10 Days later.


World Map= Pacific Centered

Beijing and Baltimore may appear opposite on the map, but the long wave pattern of the jet stream can be tracked to flow east and reach the eastern US more than one week later.



Butterfly Effect:

This may have some roots in the old adage relating to the Chaos Theory that governs the science of meteorology. I’ll share the version my mother taught me:

“If a Butterfly flaps it’s wings in China it will rain in New York next week”



Northern Pacific Oscillation

2) Increasing snow cover will help chill air masses across East Asia.  The initial impact will be on the North Pacific. This has been identified by Dr,. Judah Cohen, which he thinks will translate to a much colder trend. 




Dr. Cohen has also been mentioning the Polar Vortex and colder pattern for the Eastern US.



Colder Air Starting Next Week


Mark the Calendar

I wanted to share this with you to test this theory.  If we really see a 10 day lagging effect of a major weather event in eastern China, then we can expect some weather event in the ‘eastern US’ on or around November 16 – 17.

This does NOT promise that it will snow in Baltimore! If it was that easy, looking this far upstream would be used more often.

In fact, looking at the long range weather plots, I do not see a water event happening then.  

What I do see is the overall pattern changing… It will be noticeable early next week as seen here.  

This should set the stage for even more reinforcements leading up to Thanksgiving Week.




When we will get snow?

Well, I did sent my call to Tony Pann for his Weather Talk Podcast that airs Wednesday. I believe we could see some snow falling in our region Thanksgiving Weekend.

*I will follow up on that regardless of if I am right or wrong.



My Winter Outlook

I am finalizing my report and working hard to actually make it shorter for you to read. Currently there is too much info I want to share. 

My plan is to publish my call for winter snowfall this Thursday. See you then.


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 Winter Weather Page – Lots of resources



Also See The Winter Outlook Series:


Solar Cycle Increasing Sunspots Suggests More Snow


Comparing 4 Different Farmer’s Almanacs: Majority colder winter outlook than NOAA


NOAA Winter Outlook- But Read The Fine Print


Signals For Early Start To Winter In November


Winter Outlook Series: La Nina Double Dip


Nor’easters May Give Hint For Winter La Nina Pattern


Winter Folklore Checklist



Faith in the Flakes Gear




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