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Siberian Snow Theory Points to an Early and Cold Winter in U.S.

  • U.S. could get a blast of cold from north to south in December
  • MIT scientist’s research contradicts prevailing U.S. forecasts
A frozen road in Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia.

A frozen road in Yakutsk, Sakha Republic, Russia.

Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

For those cursing the unseasonable November chill, there’s an ominous sign up north. It suggests this winter will be long and cold, according to one eminent scientist.

He’s the father of the “Siberian Snow Theory.” In a nutshell, he argues that the more snow covering the ground in northern Eurasia, the colder we can expect it down below. Sadly, Siberia is looking pretty white already.