The temperature in Sapporo dropped to minus 7C on Monday night, with snow beginning early Tuesday.
By dawn on Wednesday there was 44cm of fresh powder snow on the ground – the deepest snow to cover Sapporo since 1953. Continue reading »
Russia’s Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok has been hit hard by gusts of freezing wind reaching speeds of 25 meters per second causing sea water to freeze over anything the giant waves touched.
This Thursday Vladivostok’s port turned into a giant slushy machine as sea water mixed with sand started freezing under gusts of cold wind in subzero temperatures.
An intensive scientific study of both Earth’s poles has found that from 2009 to 2016 overall temperature has dropped in the southern polar region.
NASA’s Operation IceBridge is an airborne survey of polar ice and has finalised two overlapping research campaigns at both the poles.
Coupled with the latest announcement of slight cooling in the area, it has fuelled claims from climate change deniers that human industrialisation is not having the huge impact on global tenperature as often is claimed.
Volume of ice caps is INCREASING and the entire Atlantic Ocean is cooling
The world is not heating up, some areas are actually getting colder and the volume of polar ice caps is increasing in some places, says geologist James Kamis.
This could dispel the “myth” of man-made global warming. Continue reading »
The Yankton region saw nearly two feet (60 cm) of snow in some areas, almost double the previous record.
The city itself recorded 8 inches of snowfall, while a site to the east-southeast of town recorded about a foot of snow. Yankton’s record snowfall for Nov. 20 stood at 12 inches, set in 1975.
South Dakota state climatologist Dennis Todey said he was waiting to talk with National Weather Service (NWS) officials for more details on the unexpected brunt of last Friday’s storm. Early forecasts for snow totals were lower. Continue reading »
70,000 customers lose power – 80,000 phones cut off
The heavy wet snow and sleet over the weekend caused as many as 70,000 customers to lose electricity in central Finland. Worst damage in power company Elenia’s history!”
As of Sunday morning some 55,000 households remained without power. Continue reading »
The Yankton region saw nearly two feet (60 cm) of snow in some areas, almost double the previous record.
The city itself recorded 8 inches of snowfall, while a site to the east-southeast of town recorded about a foot of snow. Yankton’s record snowfall for Nov. 20 stood at 12 inches, set in 1975. Continue reading »
Saturday’s snowfall more than doubled a nearly 90-year Lansing record, according to the National Weather Service.
The 8.2 inches of snow in the city bested a 1928 record of 3.5 inches for Nov. 21, meteorologist Jared Maples said.
More than a foot (30 cm) of snow in some Detroit suburbs
Saturday’s 6 inches (15 cm) of snow at Detroit Metro Airport shattered the previous Nov. 21 record of 1.4 inches set in 1893, according to the National Weather Service.
Clarkston was buried beneath 15.5 inches of snow, while Rochester Hills, Ortonville, Lakeville, Milford and Holly all received a foot of snow or more. Armada recorded 10 inches of snow, while 8.2 inches fell in Garden City. Continue reading »
“Bogus AGW propaganda is put on the front pages,” says reader Argiris Diamantis.
“People are being brainwashed by the Dutch MSM, crucial information about the cooling, that is really happening is being withheld, and bogus AGW propaganda is put on the front pages.
“Heavy snowfall in China is reported in the Turkish mainstream media (MSM): “Meteorological snow gave the alarm in China”
“It is also reported in the Russian MSM:
Snowfall: the Beijing airport “Shoud” canceled about 200 flights”
“But not a word about this in the Dutch MSM. Instead they publish the news that the director of the KNMI (Dutch Meteorological Institute), Gerard van der Steenhoven, calls for an orange alert for Global Warming.”
“Such a heavy snowfall has not occurred often before,” said Sun Jun, chief forecaster at the Beijing Traffic Management Bureau.
On Thursday, the center had issued a warning on the coming blizzard and reminded residents in northern China of the sharp decline in temperature and possible traffic difficulties.
Key expressways were closed and flights were canceled on Sunday as a wide area of northern China was hit by a snowstorm that disrupted transportation. Continue reading »
WATERLOO | Northeast Iowa residents spent Saturday digging out from the first major snowfall of the season.
A winter storm blanketed the Waterloo-Cedar Falls area with more than a foot of wet, heavy snow Friday night and Saturday morning, shattering a nearly 60-year-old record.
The National Weather Service reported 12.7 inches of snow fell at the Waterloo Regional Airport. The 10.5 inches that dropped Friday broke the previous Nov. 20 record of 2.6 inches set in 1956.
Six to 14 inches of snow fell in various parts of Iowa, tapering off Saturday morning as the sun rose. Continue reading »
With as much as 17 inches of snow across Chicago’s northern suburbs and 11.2 inches at O’Hare International Airport, this became the largest November snowfall in 120 years.
This also makes it Chicago’s fourth snowiest November (the entire month) on record … with more than a week remaining in the month. The three snowiest Novembers were 1940 (14.8 inches), 1895 (14.5 inches) and 1951 (14.3 inches). Continue reading »
Britain is odds on for a white Christmas after eight inches of snow is predicted for this weekend – with temperatures colder than Moscow.
Parts of high ground in northern Scotland are facing a thick blanket of snow overnight on Saturday as Arctic winds sweep through the nation after Storm Barney.
And the bitterly cold weather means we’re facing the lowest odds this year for a white Christmas.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes says: “As Barney continues to huff and puff the odds of a white Christmas keep falling by the minute.”
The chilly conditions are being blamed on the coldest Atlantic temperatures since records began 80 years ago, with Northern England and Scotland in for especially “full-on cold spells,” according to AccuWeather. Continue reading »
People fired up snowblowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after the first significant snowstorm of the season dumped up to 20 inches of snow across the Upper Midwest – blanketing a swath from South Dakota to Michigan.
The storm created hazardous travel conditions and caused more than 500 flight cancellations. A blast of much colder air was following the storm.
The National Weather Service said the snow, which first fell in South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa on Friday, would head northeast into Canada late Saturday after moving through Illinois, Indiana and Michigan.
Forget multiple millennia of ingrained religious zealotry, generations of ingrained hatred of ‘infidel’ invasions and resource exploitation, Bernie Sanders revealed, in an apparently entirely serious statement on CBS’s Face The Nation that climate change will lead to terrorism, adding that the attack on Paris is an early example of this phenomenon playing out.
The Democratic presidential hopeful already raised eyebrows, as The Hill reports, when he made the claim at the second Democratic primary debate on Saturday…
But now appears to doubling down on the topic…
By James Delingpole
You might think this would be great news for all those scientists who have been warning us over the last few years about the impending horrors of “man-made global warming” but in fact they are not happy about it, not one bit.Here for example is Dr Jay Zwally, the lead author of this week’s surprising Nasa study that confirms that the Antarctic is gaining far more ice than it is losing.“I know some of the climate deniers will jump on this and say this means we don’t have to worry as much as some people have been making out. It should not take away from the concern about climate warming.” Continue reading »
New studies flip climate-change notions upside down
The sun will go into “hibernation” mode around 2030, and it has already started to get sleepy. At the Royal Astronomical Society’s annual meeting in July, Professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University in the UK confirmed it – the sun will begin its Maunder Minimum (Grand Solar Minimum) in 15 years. Other scientists had suggested years ago that this change was imminent, but Zharkova’s model is said to have near-perfect accuracy.
So what is a “solar minimum”? Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
“This article could explain why we are expected to believe the lies. Out of nearly four thousand temperature recording stations worldwide, over two thirds are placed in the temperate zone, and only 4% at the poles.
The resultant statistical bias would be laughed out of court, but we ignoramuses are expected to believe the data as real.”
Most independently thinking people know that global warming is a hoax, but very few times does the public have the opportunity to understand why.The reason why people do not understand what the buzz about global warming is stems from lack of clear and simple explanations and because most information of the topic is filtered and adulterated by the mainstream media. Continue reading »
H/t reader squodgy:
More madness, lies, disinfo, bullshit & propaganda…….”
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Britain’s national weather service says this year’s global average temperature is on track to reach 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels for the first time.
That’s a symbolically important level as it’s halfway to the 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F) that governments have set as a limit to avoid dangerous levels of warming. The Met Office’s projection Monday was based on January-September data. Officials said the El Nino weather phenomenon is having a strong impact this year, but added “it’s clear that it is human influence driving our modern climate into uncharted territory.”
They noted it doesn’t mean every year from now will be at least 1 degree warmer “as natural variability will still play a role.”
Beats the mean average growth from 1990 to 2013.
Also beats 2014-2015 growth.
A new NASA study, released on Friday, admits that ice is accumulating in Antarctica.
Satellite measurements show an 82-112 gigaton-a-year net ice gain. That’s 82-112 billion tons per year! Nine zeroes!
112,000,000,000 tons. Per year.
It’s hard to comprehend how much ice that really is, so let’s put it in perspective.
Let’s assume that they’re talking short tons (2,000 lbs). That’s about the weight of an old VW Beetle.
Those old Beetles measured 14 feet long. Multiply 112 billion by 14 feet and you get 1,560 billion feet. Divide that by the distance from the earth to the moon (239,000 miles), and you’d have a string of VW Beetles stretching all the way to the moon.
Not once, not twice, but 45 times. All the way to the moon.
That’s a helluva lot of new ice. Every single year. And we’re worried about global warming?
Antarctica has been accumulating more ice than it’s been losing in recent decades, a new study by NASA has revealed, challenging existing theories on climate change and rises in sea levels.
The paper, entitled “Mass gains of the Antarctic ice sheet exceed losses,” was published in the Journal of Glaciology on Friday.
The authors of the study, who are from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, the University of Maryland and Sigma Space Corporation, analyzed satellite data showing that Antarctica gained 112 billion tons of ice annually from 1992 to 2001. Continue reading »
Four meters of snow in just four days!
As of yesterday morning, NOAA was predicting between 122 and 162 inches of snow (10 to 13½ FEET!) on Mt. Rainier at higher elevations.
Combined with 65 mph winds and temperatures in the 20-30 degree Fahrenheit range, wind chills will drop to near zero Fahrenheit.
Isn’t this where Pope Francis is from?
Low temperatures for 20 days in most of Argentina created the coldest October since 1963, according to the National Meteorological Service (SMN). Continue reading »
Millions of pounds of Halloween pumpkins end up in the trash, becoming part of the more than 254 million tons of municipal solid waste produced in the United States every year, says the Energy Dept website.
Municipal solid waste decomposes into methane, “a harmful greenhouse gas that plays a part in climate change, with more than 20 times the warming effect of carbon dioxide,” Energy says. Continue reading »
Last summer, scientists published a study that challenged the notion that global warming has been slowing down in recent years. Their analysis was based on temperature data that was provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Since that time, Congressman Lamar Smith has asked NOAA for the data and internal communications that were related to the study, but they have refused to hand them over.
On October 13th, Smith filed a subpoena for the documents. The Congressman has long been skeptical of climate change, and has accused NOAA of fabricating temperature data. Smith told The Examiner that “Congress cannot do its job when agencies openly defy Congress and refuse to turn over information…When an agency decides to alter the way it has analyzed historical temperature data for the past few decades, it’s crucial to understand on what basis those decisions were made. This action has broad national and policy implications.” Continue reading »
“If it is unchanged according to the father of the CO2-driven global warming hypothesis- 400 ppm in 1910 and 400 ppm now – why do we have any alarm ?” – Rosco Mac
“The science of climate change is unforgiving, no matter what the deniers may say,” screams Hillary. “Sea levels are rising; ice caps are melting; storms, droughts and wildfires are wreaking havoc.” consequences.”
“This would be a great comedy script if it weren’t serious,” says reader Rosco Mac. Continue reading »