With the onset of the Northern Hemisphere winter, an intense surface high- pressure system develops over the East Asia continental region, centered south of Lake Baikal. The dominating characteristics of this anticyclone can be seen by noting the huge geographical area over which it lies. The anticyclone is sustained and intensified by strong radiational cooling over the frozen land mass and by consistent cold air advection from Arctic latitudes.Could this be the reason for the worst snowy winter over Mainland China? No wonder Algore and his band of his consensus "me-too" media and scientists have been so deafeningly quiet not to blame it on global warming. Of course who could ever criticize the Peiking Commie comrades for driving luxury gas-guzzlers -- global warming or no global warming! For the rest of us poor "skeptics" souls, we are guilty for the natural climate change anyway!
Well, there's also this NEMS (Northeast Monsoon Surge) thing:
So this is what is happening in the Philippine Sea area, as two news headlines from there: "5 missing as cargo ship sink off Sorsogon" and "26 rescued after outrigger boat sinks off Bohol island." In the first case, the cargo ship LCT Don Wilfredo was "capsized and then sank after being battered by giant waves and strong winds." And in the second the outrigger M/B Clemer was battered by "huge waves." Both cases happened on February 15, 2008 within a few hours apart. We pray for the rescue of the 5 missing ones. Giant or huge waves are to be expected during storms at any rate, at least no one utter the word "freaque" in these cases.
The occurrences of winter season cold air outbreaks cause high pressure to extend eastward over coastal waters off the China mainland. Strong winds turning anticyclonically around this eastern extension of high pressure and the associated weather is referred to as a Northeast Monsoonal Surge (NEMS). These surges produce strong, steady, northerly to northeasterly monsoon winds along the East Asian coast near Sakhalin Island, across the Sea of Japan, the Yellow Sea, the East China Sea, the Philippine Sea and into the South China Sea.A cold surge or NEMS is generally progressive, starting first in the far north and then moving southward with time. A major surge takes about 6-7 days before its influence is apparent at near-equatorial locations.