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A large stovepipe tornado touched down near Vienna International Airport in Austria during the afternoon hours of July 10, 2017. Although local media reports mention a preliminary rating of F1, the event was accompanied by fist-sized hailstones that damaged huge swaths of agricultural land, causing a total damage of 15 million euros. This is the second highest damage in a storm in Austria.
The tornado, somewhat rare for this region, touched down around 16:20 CET (18:20 UTC). It was produced by an isolated supercell that crossed the eastern part of Austria, on its way toward Slovakia.
At this time, there are no specific reports of the infrastructural damage it caused, but the twister temporarily suspended all nearby air traffic and was accompanied by fist-sized hailstones that pounded Vienna metropolitan area, damaging around 10 000 hectares (24 710 acres) of agricultural land. Some of the hailstones were reportedly as large as 5.5 cm (2.1 inches).
A storm that hit French capital Paris on Sunday night, July 9, 2017 dumped 49.2 mm (1.9 inches) of rain within 60 minutes, flooding streets, homes and metro stations within minutes. It was the city’s heaviest July rainfall since records began in 1880.
According to data provided by Meteo France, heavy rain began at 21:00 CET (19:00 UTC) and continued to fall heavily on Monday. By 22:00 CET, Paris received 49.2 mm (1.9 inches), breaking the previous July record of 47.4 mm (1.84 inches) per hour set on July 2, 1995.
H/t reader kevin a.
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Space scientists reckon we are on the verge of a “deep solar minimum,” which is a period of low activity, reports The Sun.
H/t reader kevin a.
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Minus 33°C at Summit, Greenland. In July!
How much ice do you think is melting at -33°C?
4 July 2017 – It is the coldest July temperature ever recorded in the Northern Hemisphere, says Tony Heller.
The new record of -33C ( 27.4°F) smashes the old record of -30.7°C (-23.26°F).
According to the Hydrometeorological Center of Russia, June became the second month in a row with a negative temperature anomaly.
In May and June, the average temperature in the European territory of Russia from the Barents Sea to the Lower Volga was marked by a negative temperature anomaly. The end of spring and early summer turned out to be the coldest since 1994.
June became the second coldest rating in the 21st century, the average air temperature is 2-3ºC below normal. The first leadership position was in June 2003.
After being hit with the strongest earthquake in 20 years, Western Montanans woke to the trembles of a 5.8 magnitude quake. Although the damage is not severe, many geological experts are now raising concerns of Yellowstone’s dormant super volcano. In the wake of this earthquake, fears have increased that it could be waking up.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported, with Reuters adding that the tremor was felt hundreds of miles away, from Missoula to Billings and some surrounding states. A swarm of over 1100 earthquakes recorded in the Yellowstone caldera over the past month, in conjunction with this recent quake in Montana has prompted scientists to voice concerns about the so far dormant Yellowstone “Supervolcano.”
Penn State climate scientist, Michael ‘hockey stick’ Mann commits contempt of court in the ‘climate science trial of the century.’ Prominent alarmist shockingly defies judge and refuses to surrender data for open court examination. Only possible outcome: Mann’s humiliation, defeat and likely criminal investigation in the U.S.
The defendant in the libel trial, the 79-year-old Canadian climatologist, Dr Tim Ball (above, right) is expected to instruct his British Columbia attorneys to trigger mandatory punitive court sanctions, including a ruling that Mann did act with criminal intent when using public funds to commit climate data fraud. Mann’s imminent defeat is set to send shock waves worldwide within the climate science community as the outcome will be both a legal and scientific vindication of U.S. President Donald Trump’s claims that climate scare stories are a “hoax.”
As can be seen from the graphs below; Mann’s cherry-picked version of science makes the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) disappear and shows a pronounced upward ‘tick’ in the late 20th century (the blade of his ‘hockey stick’). But below that, Ball’s graph, using more reliable and widely available public data, shows a much warmer MWP, with temperatures hotter than today, and showing current temperatures well within natural variation.
SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=23202
Uh oh. Top (former) UN Climate officials (Costa Rican diplomats with no scientific background) are “calculating” that if we don’t stop emitting carbon dioxide by 2020 the earth is doomed! That’s right: three years left to save the planet! Or is that 50 days? 96 months? Or were we doomed 5 years ago? Or was that 17 years ago?…
H/t reader squodgy:
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