Mexico – Coldest winter in history:

The situation is particularly worrying in the north, where the thermometer reached the -17 ° C mark. In Mexico City it snowed in January, a phenomenon not seen in the capital since 1967.

31 Jan 2016 – While the storm Jonah was unleashed on the United States, in Mexico temperatures dropped to record lows.

The snow and cold forced the government to declare a state of emergency is declared in 24 of the 32 states in the country.

The National Meteorological System has warned that the worst of winter may be yet to come and that temperatures will fall in the north, northeast, east and center of Mexico.

The most affected are the northern states: Chihuahua, Coahuila, Sonora, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas, although significant frost and freeze municipalities of Puebla, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi and Veracruz were also recorded.

On the heights of the “Neovolcanic”, the mountain range that crosses Mexico and includes volcanoes Popocatepetl, Nevado de Toluca and Pico de Orizaba, snow dominated the landscape.

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link

18 thoughts on “Mexico – Coldest winter in history:”

  1. Quote:
    Mexico City it snowed in January, a phenomenon not seen in the capital since 1967.

    Right in the middle of SC20 another AMP event impacted solar cycle; fortunately that cycle was a single event, partial minimum and it recovered into the Warm Period which has just ended in 2008.

    As you can see SC24 is way lower in output than SC20 and the next cycle 25 will be even lower. Snow has already reached 23 Degrees Lat in South East Asia. But for the warm Caribbean Sea, Cuba could well see snow for the first time during the next 15 years which it hasnt seen for the last 16,000 years.

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  3. Also, they keep saying with the long range forecast that the Northern Tier states are warmer than average, because of El Nino. The past several months or more have not been warmer than average, the next several weeks will be colder than average, and yet they don’t revise this prediction one iota. While it hasn’t been particularly frigid, it’s not warmer than average, and quite unseasonably cold now. Thankfully, California is getting more precip, however, there too, more often than not they have been surprised from what they said earlier in that it’s mostly falling as snow, with the odd warm storm excluded.

    1. The BBC and that awful rag The Guardian, made a big deal about daffodils blooming in Dec. What they didn’t bother mentioning is the fact that some daffodils do bloom at that time of year. as not all daffodils are Spring flowers. Also, the daffodils they mentioned were growing in cities, so that could be the Urban Heat Island Effect at work. Notice nobody every gives that a mention, despite its importance. I haven’t seen a single daffodil blooming where I live yet, and that is in the southern part of the UK, but not in a city!

      1. Speaking of daffodils, mine here in IL, bloomed so long I was able to sell some at the market in late April, and I’ve never done that in previous 15 yrs, usually the first 75 or 80 f. day in early April cooks em. Cool is what preserves them.

  4. Weird. Eastern Canada is having such a mild winter.

    Its going to rain tomorrow. Possible high of 8C

    1. In international falls its been a dry warm winter for us…most days between 5-15F above average some even higher…Couple that with the bitter cold of 2013 people here are like what the hell is going on? I get asked because they know I’m a weather geek…My response has been we are under the influence of a meridional jet stream due to the coming solar minimum…. People here need to be aware we are in probably the most prime spot in North America to experience a polar vortex or a heat wave depending on the year

  5. Thanks for keeping us updated, these news are very important, especially when some hoaxers are calling 2015 (and probably 2016 too, etc.) the hottest year “ever”!

    1. It is, if you sit in an oceanic south westerly jet stream hair drier like South West Alaska and the British Isles. Any change from 9.5 to 9.6 C is getting warmer! In both locations the weather is hardly tropical.
      The UK Met has just issued a hostage to fortune it now claims that the pause is over and temperature will continue to rise for the next five years.
      In fact it’s very likely, that as the Minimum progresses the UK climate will get windier and even more wetter from the South West and temperatures may well rise by fractions of a degree year on year.
      That is, providing we don’t get a series of two month blasts from the east during February and March, year on year. That would seriously upset the Gullible Warming leadership of the AGW UK Met Office.

  6. Funny is the end of the article:

    “”Los meteorólogos afirman no obstante que la sensación de frío que se vive entre la población es mayor a lo habitual debido a que el fenómeno de El Niño demoró en mucho el ingreso de invierno y que cuando llegó lo hizo de forma más intensa que antes””

    They blame El Niño for a late harsh winter

  7. A lot of your readers might not realize how mountainous the affected regions are. Yuma, AZ, is only 250 feet above sea level merely miles from the Mexican border. Much of Northern Mexico is 1000’s of feet higher in elevation. It is not unusual in winter to look at a map and see rain across the Arizona border and snow for a great distance in Mexico. This winter Yuma temps have been ten degrees or cooler compared to the last few years with more rain. This translate to serious cold and snow south of us.

    1. One of the side effects of Solar Minimum AMP A and B type events is the reduced EUV emitted by the SUN via the phage areas around full sized Sun spots. Real life examples of the solar induced climate change can be seen during the Seventies cool period during SC20 and recently during this cycle SC24.
      This plot also need a health warning, the current NASA practice is to count every blemish as a full sized spot, because they can! However, in this comment situation it shows very well the reduced output from the Sun for both cycles.
      In both cycles the world weather was affected significantly with cooling at High Latitudes and at High Altitudes.
      Mexico is a prime example of the latter. El Nino 2016 events are also important as they bring significant volumes of water vapor on to the continental land masses, either falling as rain, or as snow.
      I suspect that one of the triggers for El Nino and La Nina is the levels of EUV being absorbed by the atmosphere and the strength of the rising cold water currents in the pacific basin. The trigger could be on each side the normal 5 year Max period of the solar cycle, with other factors triggering a hot or cold event.

      What is apparent is that at present this solar minimum is wetter and windier and is following the same climate track as other documented solar minimums.

  8. STUPID GROUNDHOG. Early spring my ASS!
    Not this year it wont! Maybe in CA and the western states may have early spring but now it looks like another 8 weeks of winter in the East. We have a very long time to go this winter.

  9. Not to dispute the story, but Mexico City’s elevation is over 7300 feet and is a valley surrounded on 3 sides by mountains…. something to bear in mind. That elevation is considerably higher then Denver, CO which is only 5280 feet (one can get altitude sickness at either place).

    And I believe it is considered South Central Mexico, not northern Mexico as some have suggested. Sometimes it’s a bit confusing because people who live in Mexico City often refer to the place just as “Mexico”…

  10. Recently on the news it was mentioned that record low temperatures were measured by satellite at an altitude of I believe somewhere around 10 kilometers high,about 6 miles, somewhere in the region of -80 to -100 degrees Celsius, if I remember correctly !
    So now I’m wondering whether our atmosphere is actually shrinking due to e.g. spaceweather influences(like a rapidly diminishing Earth magnetic field ) and creating a real threat to Earth’s biosphere, should this shrinking atmosphere be for real. Some time ago on this site I suggested the possibility of a shrinking atmosphere as a cause for iceageconditions on Earth, with the ceiling of extremely low temperatures reaching down into our lower atmosphere and starting to impact mountainous, elevated regions first with these extremely low temperatures, with devastating results and massive snowfall due to high moisture content in the atmosphere.
    Ofcourse it’s colder in elevated areas, but I’m sugggesting extreme cold in higher regions because of a diminishing atmosphere.
    I have no idea whether extremely low temperatures are being recorded in mountainous regions these last few years, as against milder temperatures in the 1990’s e.g. !

      1. Yes it is, Ihaven’t seen this one before, someone posted something here from Nasa a month or so ago from 2012 about stratosphere cooling, but this is 2016 now and if they knew it then, shouldn’t they know more now? I’m not a scientist, just an over observant worker Ant that’s out there in it all the time, I see people getting shirts out near sunset all summer long and that’s not normal here in IL. I also think this is why my tomatoes and peppers don’t produce much anymore. I mostly have noticed it the last 2 yrs.

  11. 2016 the hottest evah already, can I have a ride on your time machine? I guess I’ll just take your word for it, now there willbe no snow by 2022? Just a little forecast from me. I might know some people who won’t be eating much in a few yrs.

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