– Siberian snow cover way ahead of schedule – Near record pace (Ice Age Now, Oct 18, 2014):
The difference is massive.
Compare snow mapping for October 2013 and October 2014 https://www.facebook.com/WxRisk/photos/p.761950707185523/761950707185523/?type=1
NSIDC Snow Cover showing Siberian Snow Extent 2004-2014
Quoting WxRisk, “not only is the SAI way ahead of schedule and at a near record pace BUT the SCE– snow cover extent– is also going Gang busters..”